Johnson's Baby Powder
• It also makes a fantastic deodorizer, replacing deodorant, shoe powder, or even the musty smell from old books.
• Applied before waxing, baby powder will prevent the wax from adhering to the skin, while simultaneously absorbing moisture that would interfere with its effectiveness.
• Many use baby powder to keep bedsheets cool during a hot summer. It also helps to absorb grease from fabric.
• Baby powder can help to remove sand from your feet after a day at the beach.
• Apparently, it is an effective ant repellant, but use at your own risk!
• Finally, baby powder can serve as a great blotting powder for the face. I can attest to this, and a little goes a long way!
Queen Helene Mint Julep Masque
• Like other masques, this one can be used as a spot treatment for blemishes and blackheads. Dab it on problem areas before bedtime and wake up with visibly reduced redness and swelling!
• This can also combat oiliness along the chest or back area.
• I've found that this product is perfect for calming irritation that comes with a breakout. It makes your face feel overall more smooth and even.
• Make sure to moisturize after using this masque, as it will leave your skin feeling nice but fairly dry!
Johnson's Baby Oil
• Used before or after shaving, baby oil can prevent or ease razor burn, specifically on the legs.
• While baby powder helps combat oil in the roots of hair, baby oil can add moisture to dry ends.
• Baby oil is my go-to product for removing eye makeup. It works especially well in combination with a facial wipe or cotton ball, helping to remove even the most stubborn mascara.
• It also helps in removing other grime from the skin, including paint, gum and the adhesive leftover from bandaids.
• Speaking of grime, baby oil can help in removing leftover wax from the skin after waxing.
• Use it in the home to spruce up wood furniture as well as stainless steel surfaces. Baby oil is also said to remedy a squeaky door hinge or a stubborn zipper.
(P.S. - Promise I'm not sponsored by Johnson and Johnson...but I'd like to be. What up, J & J!)
Dickinson's Witch Hazel
• Dr. Oz featured this product on his show for its supposed anti-aging properties. While it's normally best to take cosmetic advice with a grain of salt, it couldn't hurt to try!
• As an antiseptic, witch hazel is an effective disinfectant for minor cuts, burns and scrapes.
• It can also be very useful in soothing itchiness that comes with eczema and bug bites.
• This particular formula by Dickinson's contains alcohol that may be somewhat drying. Overall it is quite gentle, and while the alcohol may be beneficial in drying out blemishes, be sure to moisturize after using!
Purpose Cleansing Bar
• Its mildness makes it a great soap for the body, but keep in mind that a little goes a long way. Too much lather may cause drying.
• For more uses of bar soap, continue reading below:
Dove White Soap
• Bar soap can be used on sticky drawers or windows as a lubricant to help them glide more easily.
• It can serve as a deodorizer when placed in small spaces such as closets, luggage or drawers. Just be sure to keep it away from spaces where it has the potential to melt, like in the car!
• Like witch hazel, bar soaps are also said to help alleviate itching of bug bites.
• Spray sudsy water on plants to repel insects and keep them from getting into your garden.
• And for the wild card, soap is very helpful in sewing! Wrapping fabric around a bar of soap can make an extremely effective pincushion, as the soap lubricates the pins, making them easier to glide through fabric. It can also serve as a means of marking a hem.
Udderly Smooth Hand Cream
• It is said to be helpful for irritated skin, helping out with chafing and itching.
• I've read that many use this cream to reduce the appearance of wrinkles on the hands, and I can see why. Its formula definitely helps in smoothing lines and healing cracks on the hands.
• During the winter months, this cream can serve as a very helpful insulating agent, protecting from the harsh weather as well as treating dry patches that come along with it.
• Not just for hands, this product is a perfect as a foot cream, especially post-pedicure or as a means of helping cracked heels. Slather some on before bed under socks for optimal moisturizing!
• As the name hints, this product was originally developed for use on dairy cows. So this cream is perfect for helping old Bessie because, well, she gets chapped too!