I love products that you can use in multiple ways.
Maybe that makes me cheap, but I like to say “frugal and wise.”
For instance, I’m known for reusing the Walmart, Meijer, and any other grocery store type plastic bags for all kinds of things.
Covering my shoes when I’m packing;
Storing my wet suit after I go swimming;
And they were an absolute life saver when I was packing up all of my glasses and other fragile items when I moved.
I keep tons of these bags everywhere because you just never know. LOL! In my house, you might open a closet door and get "avalanched" by these bags.
I also keep bottles of Apple Cider Vinegar (upstairs and down, so yeah; I’m a little lazy too) because sometimes ....
I like to add it to my bath;
Gargle with it when I’m sick;
Use it to make fruit fly traps (those darn brown bananas!),
And, of course, I put it in my hair and skin products.
Even if I don't know of a particular double or triple use for something, I will definitely Google it to see if there are any extra uses out there!
One of my absolute favorite - if not THE absolute favorite - CurlMix is the Brown Sugar Hair and Body Butter. And I'm not the only one!
So many of my friends and family beg for this product, or want to know what that wonderful smell is on my skin or hair.
I've used it on my hair several times, but I admit that it's the way it flows on and absorbs into my skin that pleases me the most.
Hubby doesn't mind too much either.
This month is another "dual-use" product, especially formulated for your hair AND skin.
SALTED CARAMEL HAIR & BODY BUTTER
Aloe Butter is extracted from the Aloe Vera Plant. It is an excellent, very light moisturizer which melts easily on the skin and doesn’t weigh down our hair. It treats dry skin caused by eczema, psoriasis, rosacea, and general chapping. And it makes our hair softer and easier to manage.
Sweet Almond Butter
Sweet Almond Butter is a creamy, hydrating butter, filled with essential fatty acids and antioxidants. It has natural emollient properties and is rich in vitamins and minerals, which makes this the perfect go-to for dry skin.
When used on the hair, it helps to prevent hair loss and is great for dry scalp as it hydrates the skin and restores elasticity.
Shea Butter can be applied to both the hair and scalp. It moisturizes and reduces dryness, breakage and flakes. It also promotes hair growth.
Shea Butter is full of Vitamin A so it is great for our skin too, helping with wrinkles, blemishes, stretch marks and more. It has anti-inflammatory properties and also boosts collagen production, so it has anti-aging properties. as well.
Sweet Almond Oil
Sweet Almond Oil is known for protecting skin against UV radiation damage and keeping skin soft and supple.
Almond oil has a light texture and easily absorbs into the skin. It also contains olein glyceride linoleic acid. This works to prevent acne, blackheads, as well as arid and prickly skin.
It cleans deep within skin pores and follicles, and also may help prevent future acne because of its Vitamin A content.
If you suffer from morning puffiness or dark circles under your eyes, applying a few drops of Sweet Almond Oil can help tremendously! Since it renews the cells of our skin, it can delay the signs of aging when used on the face.
When applied to the hair, the polyunsaturated and mono fatty acids, as well as the Vitamin A, D, B1, B2, and B6 penetrate into the hair strands and make the hair more healthy. The combination of fatty acids and fats in almonds softens, strengthens and nourishes the hair, and nourishes and moisturizes the scalp to remove flakiness
Vitamin E in Almond Oil conditions the hair follicles and smooths uncontrollable frizz without making the hair greasy.
Additionally, Almond Oil penetrates deep into the hair shaft and softens scalp tissue to treat scalp inflammation.
Salted Caramel Fragrance
Because Hello? Delicious!
In a medium-sized bowl:
- Add sweet almond butter.
- Add aloe butter.
- Add shea butter.
- Add sweet almond oil.
- Add salted caramel fragrance.
- Whip butter and oil using a hand-mixer.
- Place into container and seal.
Add all oils and butters to hand mixer to whip 16 ounces of butter. If you use an electric hand or stand mixer, you will make enough whipped butter for two containers.
Don’t have a mixer? Don’t worry. Just mix all the butters together with a cake spatula or hand whisk. This will make 8 ounces of butter.
In the spirit of giving, use an electric mixer and give a whipped hair and body butter to a friend. They will be forever in your debt!
Don't forget to tell us what you think in the comments below!