Friday, October 19, 2007


Waste not...

Here in the Suburban household, we do not use commercial shampoos and conditioners. Based on what I've read about sodium laurel/laureth sulfate (SLS), I really don't want to put that onto my scalp (or any other family member's) multiple times a week. So, I save coupons and buy Burt's Bees shampoo and conditioner. If you compare them dollar for dollar to "salon style" products, they aren't too pricey, but they generally retail for $7.99 per bottle. Enter frugality tip: I slightly water down my conditioner. Really, I do. I keep the previous empty bottle and add about 1/4 cup water to the bottom and shake it up. This also helps grab that extra amount left in the bottle. Then I take the new bottle of conditioner and squirt it into the bottle with the water and shake to mix. It's a great trick that gives me approximately 10-12 more uses per bottle- not bad!


Ooooo, Sherri, thanks for this tip. I love Burt's Bees products but as you said they are a little pricey. I'll have to try this.

By the way, I know your busy with four children and a full time job, but I'd love it if you posted more often. Why don't just get up at an ungodly hour to post little tidbits about your life for your faithful readers. :)
This is a wonderful idea! 10-12 more uses per, that must add up to quite a bit of savings over a year's time!
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