Make Natural Beauty Products
Cost Savings: Up to $180
One recent survey estimated that the average woman spends $180 on beauty products annually, when all the lipstick, eye shadow and face creams are added up.
Many products can be made at home, and without any of the suspect chemicals that are used by some manufacturers. Ingredients as diverse (but cheap and easy to find) as avocado, yogurt, eggs, oatmeal and sea salt can be used to make your own facial scrubs, lip balms, masks, hand moisturizers, shampoos and conditioners.
Try these 10 DIY natural beauty recipes, or these 5 homemade skin treatments from The Green Beauty Guide: Your Essential Resource to Organic and Natural Skin Care, Hair Care, Makeup, and Fragrances ($11.50 at amazon.com).