Tightwad Tuesday


Beauty Products from Your Kitchen

Olive Oil

We have been switching from regular vegetable to olive oil. We buy it by the gallon. It is still expensive...but we like the flavor better.

We also use it for beauty products. Here are some great ideas from Sharon Hopkins. ( Her site: Hair and Skin Care the Natural Way http://www.hair-n-skin-care.com/  ) We use the nail treatment, as a hand softner, and a mask for dry skin. I also put it in my homemade soaps. Love the results. I like that I do not have to comb the isles looking for a cream. It is in my kitchen.

If you want to have smooth and fine nails olive oil is the best solution. Soak your nails in olive oil for 30 minutes.

 Apply olive oil liberally on your hands. To avoid spreading it elsewhere, wear cotton gloves. This method helps you to get a smoother and softer skin.

 Olive oil is the works for chapped lips.

 To have beautiful, lustrous, shiny, silky and dandruff free hair, olive oil is the best bet. You can apply good amount of oil on your hair and cover it with a shower cap for 30 minutes, later shampoo it.

It is great moisturizing solution which makes your skin softer and smoother.

To make yourself an interesting bathing solution you can add 3-4 tbsp of olive oil with a few drops of essential oil.

You can make an excellent night cream by using 1/2 cup olive oil, 1/4 cup vinegar and 1/4 cup water. This helps to lighten your skin, kill bacteria and makes your skin smooth and clear.

It can work as a cleansing cream if you have dry skin. Apply olive oil and then scrub with good amount of sugar. Later, wipe the sugar off your face with wet and warm cloth. One of the easiest ways to get facial done.

Soften your feet by applying olive oil on your feet.

 Mix in bowl 1 egg, 1 tsp honey, 1/2 tsp olive oil and few drops of rose water. Use this as a mask for dry skin. Once applied keep it for some time, later rinse it off with warm water. Dab it dry.

 Make a paste by mixing some mashed apricots and warm olive oil. Apply this paste all over your face and leave it for 10 minutes. Wash it off with water.

 Baking Soda


Hair Rinse to make your hair soft  ( great for when you run out of conditioner )


1 cup of water (hot)
1/2 cup of baking soda (white)

Bring water to a boil.
Add baking soda
Stir for 10 minutes
shampoo hair rinse
add softener to hair for 5 minutes and rinse


Facial Cleanser

Mix together :1 Tablespoon Cornstarch, 1 Tablespoon Glycerin, 1 teaspoon buttermilk and a few drops of oil. Apply to face and massage. Rinse.

To Remove Black and White heads

Mix together: 1Tablespoon Cornstarch and 1 Tablespoon Vinegar. Apply to affected areas. Leave on for 15 to 20 minutes. Remove with soft cotton rag or pad.


  1. Great tips! Thanks for sharing! I'm always looking for new ways to make lotions, etc. I have been making my own cleanser for several months. I won't go back to the store-bought stuff because mine works so much better!

  2. blessedwith2angelsJune 3, 2008 at 4:36 AM

    Tina, I almost did a column on homemade facial cleaners today. This just proves that great minds think alike. : )

    I can email you the template for my three column blog if you would like. Then you can experiment with it. Just let me know.


  3. I LOVE all these tips ! I too love olive oil. [0= It is such amazing thing that God has given us. I will be trying these. Thank you so much !

    Blessings and ((HUGS)) in Him<><


  4. I love using olive oil.

    You put up some great tips here.




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