Get a beautifully buffed body
“At bedtime, cover your feet in foot balm and put on cotton socks. Your feet will be super-soft in the morning.” -Lisa Kennedy, 46, Prince George, B.C.
“Make your own inexpensive body scrub with ingredients from your pantry: Combine ½ cup (125 mL) sugar, 2 tsp (10 mL) olive oil and a few drops of an essential oil (lavender is calming; peppermint, invigorating). Rub gently onto your body, then shower to rinse. Use this once a week and your skin will feel soft, smooth and refreshed.” -Melanie Barron, 38, Calgary
“To tame unruly eyebrow hairs, spread a drop of petroleum jelly over your brows. Not only does it keep them from looking messy, but it also makes them shiny.” -Rochelle Risman, 43, Winnipeg
“Instead of buying skin creams and hair conditioners, I use olive oil. A small drop spread over my skin when I step out of the shower leaves it silky smooth and so healthy looking. My hair is short, so another small drop of olive oil leaves it shiny, too.” -Shirley Hill, 60, Chatham, Ont.