I have never been one to fuss over my appearance, so this is really odd to me. I do like to have spa days, but so many of the scrubs and rubs and lotions are rather expensive and if their perfumes are too much, the money is wasted as it is a choice between using the product or breathing.
I love to look through old household tips books and Reader's Digest's Extraordinary Uses for Ordinary Things is a mainstay.
I put ordinary mayonnaise on my hair about 15 to 20 minutes before shampooing whenever my hair gets dry. I shampoo as usual with no added conditioner. Comes out very nice, lasts for several days depending on the weather, and costs pennies. I buy Baker's & Chef's Mayo at Sam's Club. I only use enough to lightly coat my hair.
In a British old hints book, I found a recipe for a scrub that is absolutely lovely. It can be used for very rough skin situations or just a nice light scrub. I simply use equal parts sugar and vegetable oil, for a nice defoliating scrub I just apply and scrub lightly, really helps with skin issues. If I have been mucking about in the garden, I scrub harder to clean my hands. I rarely make more than a quarter cup at a time.
As soon as it gets wet the sugar melts away, so use it before showering.
It is always morning somewhere...
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