Because I’m something of a beauty junkie, well and if you’re gonna be a junkie, I suppose it’s the best kind to be, I end up with A LOT of beauty products and toiletries that aren’t so great, but that I’ve paid for. And I hate wasting anything, especially in this economy, so this week’s post, which are also RECESSION BUSTER Tips: Wasty Pants, Not a Chance – How to Recycle Unwanted/Extra Toiletries, is about finding other uses for extra/unwanted toiletries you can’t bear to throw away.
The Situation: You acquired as a gift a shower gel you don’t want your body to smell like, EVER, and you bought a new brand of shampoo, conditioner, and hairspray to check out, but decided you didn’t like them at all. (This happens to me ALL THE TIME.) What do you do? Toss them all? Um, hell no, that’s potentially $30 worth of products you’d be wasting. The following tips will help you work it out.
TIP 1: Using extra/unwanted shampoo/shower gel to clean your bathroom sink basin.
INSTRUCTIONS: Squeeze a size of a small cookie onto the sink basin and use a sponge or brush to clean.
TIP 2: Using extra/unwanted shampoo to clean hair and makeup brushes/sponges.
INSTRUCTIONS: Hair Brushes – Use a wide toothed comb or smaller wide toothed brush and comb hairs out of brush and discard. Then put about ½ teaspoon of shampoo in sink basin and soak for half hour. Rinse in hot water and dry on a towel.
INSTRUCTIONS: Makeup Brushes/Sponges – Wet brushes/sponges in warm water. Squeeze a few drops of shampoo onto them and rub gently until the makeup washes out. Rinse well. Lightly pat on a towel to dry, and then lay flat against a towel to dry overnight.
TIP 3: Using extra/unwanted conditioner as shaving lotion.
INSTRUCTIONS: Spread a small amount of conditioner on areas to be shaved, and shave in the opposite direction of the hair growth. As a matter of fact, I’ve been shaving my legs and underarms this way for about 3 weeks now.
TIP 4: Using unwanted hairspray to remove ink stains from clothes.
INSTRUCTIONS: Spray a generous amount of hairspray onto the area stained with ink. Rub fabric together to loosen the ink particles, then promptly machine wash on cold. Since it contains alcohol, hairspray (hand sanitizer works too) effectively removes ink stains from clothing.
Enjoy and stay posted for more beauty tips and picks to come next week!
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