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How I Saved Money On Lotion

April 21, 2008 by Lulu in Save Money with 4 Comments


I have been thinking about the ways I need to save money and I realize that I splurge when it comes to lotion and use Palmer’s Cocoa Butter…which is more expensive than some stuff that you can get most places.

I know it is not the cheapest lotion that you can buy but I like to use quality stuff on my sensitive skin . I know that I need to save money wherever I can so I started thinking about how I could save money while still enjoying my favorite body lotion.

cocoabutter1 How I Saved Money On Lotion Now I usually buy the tub of solid cocoa butter and just use as I need from the tub. I like this format because it allows me to get all of the cocoa butter out of the tub so I make sure I get my money’s worth and use all of it.

cocoabutter2 How I Saved Money On Lotion I recently decided to buy the pump version of the lotion and I used from the bottle until it ceased to pump.

I was about to throw the bottle away when I decided to cut it open to see if I could salvage anything from the bottom of the bottle.

It really was a good decision that I made to cut open the bottle as shown below because I was able to salvage a large amount of lotion from the bottom of the cut bottle.

I used a knife to cut the bottle in two pieces and shook out as much as I could of the lotion from the bottle into the tub.

lotion1 How I Saved Money On Lotion I then used a spoon (yeah ghetto I know) to scrape the remainder of the lotion into the tub and as you can see it was enough to make a big pile in the tub.

The image on the left is what the bottle looks like and there is the spoon I used to scrape the lotion out.

After I scraped all that I could using the spoon I wiped off the excess and used it to moisturize my hands after I washed the dishes later on.

The image on the right is what the tub looked like after I finished scraping all the cocoa butter from the other bottle.

I was able to save money by cutting open that bottle of lotion because it has enough to last me a few more days. I would have had to run out to get more lotion….but because of cutting and scraping I now have more lotion to last a few more days.

lotion2 How I Saved Money On Lotion

I feel a bit more frugal now and I guess I can add this to the list of things I do to save money .


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4 Comments

  1. Dollar FrugalApril 21, 2008 at 8:07 pmReply

    Nice! I sent you an email with coupons. Tell me if you use them! I had to sign up for a Mother’s magazine…I’ll give you the link if you think you could use more.

  2. CricketApril 23, 2008 at 8:57 amReply

    Great job. Now, why WOULDN’T someone cut open the bottle and get all of the product? Interesting – you know in the old days they had to stretch. Now we’re just a throwaway society, it seems. I see that refilling ink-jet printer cartridges has caught on in the mainstream. I use up every last drop of dish liquid by adding water, shaking….slivers of soap get made into laundry detergent. Good for you. You prefer a more expensive lotion but you’re making sure to get it all.

  3. LuLuGalApril 24, 2008 at 8:59 pmReplyAuthor

    @ Cricket:
    Well you never think about doing it until you REALLY think about it. I have lost track of how many bottles I threw away without cutting. I just always put the bottle upside down and shook to get some out…but even that leaves a lot in the bottle to go in the trash.

  4. StephanieMay 2, 2008 at 3:33 pmReply

    There are many ways to save money. One is to conserve energy- click on the link for a list of things you can do! It helped me!

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