1.10.2011

Elle's Quick Tips: Smooth Legs on the Cheap

smooth legs on the cheap quick tips by elle sees


How was your weekend, birds? Mine was spent without a computer (so only 3 posts last week. Yikes!) and in anticipation of the snow. I'm still very much a kid when it comes to snow and winter. I love it. This week's Quick Tip blends itself perfectly to the winter season.

Once while traveling I found myself in dire need of shaving cream. I was out of conditioner (another option) but had some baby oil (which has tons of uses). I decided to use it as shaving cream and was thrilled with the results! Simply splash some on your legs and shave. It really leaves legs softer and skips the "put on lotion after I shower" step. It's also very cheap! A bottle will last for months and months. If little ones also use your shower, just be sure to rinse out the tub/shower thoroughly so they won't slip!

Other options: baby oil is simply fragranced mineral oil, so mineral oil is an option. If oil is too greasy, use oil gel or creamy oil. And there are other scents so you don't smell like a baby either. I love the aloe vera, lavender, or cocoa butter varieties best.

PS--See my other QUICK TIPS here.

27 comments:

  1. Great tip :) Enjoy #Snowpocalypse!

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  2. your quick tips are great! i love reading em. and i never even thought of using baby oil, i confess most of the time i just use soap and water (definitely not the best on the legs!)

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  3. Great tip, thanks! :o)

    -Samantha

    http://thisfashionista.blogspot.com

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  4. What a fab tip... I wonder if I can use other body oils? Like jojoba?

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  5. I really like the idea of using baby oil as a shaving cream. The weekend was lovely and relaxing. We went for a dinner party and watched a few new movies. kisses and wish you a great Monday

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  6. Never ever thought about this! Will have to try it!

    xo Lynzy
    http://sparklingfootsteps.blogspot.com

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  7. Hi Elle, Great tip. I love the new blog look. Enjoy the snow. XXOO

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  8. I like using it for moisturizing after showers in the winter but I'll have to use this tip!

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  9. what a fabulous idea! Thanks for sharing.

    xo

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  10. Ditto on the baby oil, especially immediately after a shower!

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  11. That's a great tip! I use baby oil to moisturize...it's such a find!

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  12. great tip. I also love to use any kind of body scrub to shave. it makes your legs nice and soft too.

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  13. Ooh, I am so trying this tip out. I typically just use soap and water, but I think my legs would be far softer with baby oil. :)

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  14. Great tips! I love baby oil too.

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  15. Great tip. I might use it on my next beach vacation. I am sure the baby oil will make my legs look good in the sun .

    xoxo

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  16. I've totally done that and it works great!

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  17. Great tip! Can't wait to try it out.
    Hope you're enjoying your "snow" day as much as we are. Isn't it magical???

    Leaving the House in THIS?!?!

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  18. i've never tried this, but i'll be sure to test it out!

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  19. This is a great tip! Especially since some shaving creams leave my legs dry. I'll def be using this. Thanks!


    http://2anchor.blogspot.com

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  20. My skin is so dry thanks to winter, so I'm all about this! Thanks for the tip!

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  21. I love your quick tips!

    I actually have baby oil on hand so I can use it instead of cooking oil in play dough recipes.

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  22. I'll try it! Who wouldn't want baby-smooth skin??

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  23. I am definitely going to have to try this!

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  24. Would've never even thought to do this - great idea!

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  25. Love baby oil! The smell is nice too.

    xo Marcie

    ps- we call it mexican coke too! :)

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