Top 7 Household Beauty Products

By Aniela / April 14, 2009

You don't have to shell out a ton of dough for effective beauty products, especially when they can be found in your own home. Things that we keep in our kitchen cupboards, in the fridge or in the medicine cabinet can benefit our day-to-day beauty routines. Keep reading to find the top 7 household beauty products you can use now!

Top 7 Household Beauty Products

#1 The Almighty Vaseline

Vaseline is as plain and simple as it gets. Not only has it been around for ages, but it's been a major beauty product staple since I can remember. Use Vaseline for softening your skin, instead of a lip balm, to soften cuticles, remove makeup and use it as a makeup primer to ensure a  long lasting wear.

#2 Magical Witch Hazel

Again, Witch Hazel is another famous beauty staple that you must have! Although it is mainly used for scrapes and cuts, Witch Hazel can also be used as foot softener when added to a warm bowl of water, as well as a toner for oily prone skin.

#3 Baby Powder

This stuff isn't just for babies anymore. Not only does baby powder smell incredibly fresh, but it also leaves your skin super soft and touchable. Baby powder also works great as a dry shampoo. Just sprinkle a little bit into your palms and rub against your scalp. The powder helps to absorb oil, making your hair look soft and shiny for those days when you don't have time to wash your hair.

#4 Amazing Yogurt


You should know by now that yougurt has amazing properties which not only help your immune system but also prevents osteoporosis and keeps the digestive track running smoothly. But yougurt can also do wonders for your skin. You can use it on sunburns, which will help soothe the burn or use it as a face mask. Just slather it onto your face and leave it on for 20 minutes.

#5 Dryer Sheets

Dryer sheets aren't also good for your clothes, they serve other purposes as well. Rub a dryer sheet onto staticky clothes or even onto your hair to tame flyaways. Dryer sheets are also great for removing pet hair off your clothing.

#6 Baby Wipes

Baby wipes are one of those multi-tasking things that you need to have everywhere including at home, in the car and at the office. They're great for removing makeup, deodorant streaks and pretty much anything else you need erased.

#7 The Power of Mayo


Mayonnaise isn't just good in food, it's also good for your hair! Before shampooing, massage throughout wet hair and put on a shower cap for 15 minutes (or a bit longer if your hair is on the dry side). When time's up, take off the cap, rinse hair thoroughly and shampoo as usual. Your hair should look and feel super hydrated, soft and shiny.

Mayo is also great as a facial moisturizer when used at room temperature. You can also use mayo as a mask. Just apply to the face, leave on for 15 minutes and rinse off. The oils moisturize and the salt removes impurities.

Lastly, mayo is also a great skin softener. Rub it on rough spots such as knees, elbows and feet and leave on for 10 minutes. This will help remove dead skin. While you're doing that, the mayo also helps strengthen the nails so you get 2-in-1!

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14 years ago

The Mayo thing sounds absolutely amazing. I’ll definitely be using it tonight.

Jho Felipe
14 years ago

The time I’ve learned this site I make it a habit to check it every now and then,, the mayo? it really works on me,, it brings back the shine of my hair that was lost after giving birth..,

Rose Basile
13 years ago

I love the mayo deal!!!!!!!!!!My hair looks great!!!!!!!!

13 years ago

Although the vaseline makes my skin kinda oily before bed, my skin looks great in tha morning and my skintone is even and my complexion is overall improved but it does take a little longer than expected to noticably affect your skin, longer than two weeks i’ve found, so if your gonna try it, stick to it as long as you can. you won’t be sorry

13 years ago

after almost a life time of being a tomboy and really not knowing a whole lot about beauty products this site has helped me alot