Alternative Uses for Household Products




I love a multi-use product. Something that has more than one purpose is both time and money saving which are two big, fat yeses in my book when it comes to life.

Sometimes though you find something that's fantastic at something that it really wasn't designed for; bonus! Here are a few that I've come across over time...

Egg whites.
Aside from making meringue, leftover egg whites make a great face mask! Whip it up and slap it on for super-soft skin!

Hair conditioner.
This is a new one but a big favourite for me as with hair like mine, I always have conditioner in my house. Run out of shave gel (always)? Sooth on some conditioner to your legs and shave away! It's kind on your skin, does the job just as well and creates much less mess!

Cider vinegar.
Kills head lice without the need for chemicals.

Baby wipe.
Or face wipe, allow to dry out on a radiator, they make the best dusters ever!

Silicone ice cube tray.
Great for early weaning! Make lots of veg and fruit purrees, divide into the trays and freeze. They're now ready to be defrosted in the microwave, already pre-portioned! As your baby grows and starts exploring new tastes, you can mix and match different flavour combinations like apple and pear, potato and sweet potato or why not a sweet and savoury combo?

Baby oil.
What can this product not do?! Aside from moisturising skin, it's great at gently removing make-up AND place a drop on wet nail polish for super speedy drying (no joke, it works)! 

Colander.
If you're making anything with a skewer or a lolly stick (cake pops, kebabs, fruit lollies etc) then use a colander to hold them all upright. much cheaper than buying a purpose-build stand.

Brown sugar.
A few granules are fab for relieving constipation in young babies. Also toss some with baby oil (there is is again) or a mashed up banana for a natural but gentle exfoliant.

Let me know if you have any handy tips and tricks for making the most out of your household items!

Clare

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Little Pink Teacup: Alternative Uses for Household Products

Saturday, 9 November 2013

Alternative Uses for Household Products




I love a multi-use product. Something that has more than one purpose is both time and money saving which are two big, fat yeses in my book when it comes to life.

Sometimes though you find something that's fantastic at something that it really wasn't designed for; bonus! Here are a few that I've come across over time...

Egg whites.
Aside from making meringue, leftover egg whites make a great face mask! Whip it up and slap it on for super-soft skin!

Hair conditioner.
This is a new one but a big favourite for me as with hair like mine, I always have conditioner in my house. Run out of shave gel (always)? Sooth on some conditioner to your legs and shave away! It's kind on your skin, does the job just as well and creates much less mess!

Cider vinegar.
Kills head lice without the need for chemicals.

Baby wipe.
Or face wipe, allow to dry out on a radiator, they make the best dusters ever!

Silicone ice cube tray.
Great for early weaning! Make lots of veg and fruit purrees, divide into the trays and freeze. They're now ready to be defrosted in the microwave, already pre-portioned! As your baby grows and starts exploring new tastes, you can mix and match different flavour combinations like apple and pear, potato and sweet potato or why not a sweet and savoury combo?

Baby oil.
What can this product not do?! Aside from moisturising skin, it's great at gently removing make-up AND place a drop on wet nail polish for super speedy drying (no joke, it works)! 

Colander.
If you're making anything with a skewer or a lolly stick (cake pops, kebabs, fruit lollies etc) then use a colander to hold them all upright. much cheaper than buying a purpose-build stand.

Brown sugar.
A few granules are fab for relieving constipation in young babies. Also toss some with baby oil (there is is again) or a mashed up banana for a natural but gentle exfoliant.

Let me know if you have any handy tips and tricks for making the most out of your household items!

Clare

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2 Comments:

At 9 November 2013 at 21:34 , Blogger Belle du Brighton said...

baby oil is great for polishing stainless steel, my maids used to use it on the lift doors at the hotel!
I clean mirrors and windows with vinegar diluted in water and newspaper too, no smear and low cost :)

 
At 11 November 2013 at 22:10 , Blogger Clare Levett said...

Genius!!

 

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