Welcome to Money Monday, where we talk about smart ways to utilize financial resources and become good stewards of our finances.

‘Homemade dollars’, doesn’t refer to those crisp twenty dollar bills created from a counterfeit operation. There’s a better, legal and honest way to have more money in your wallet! There are two ways to have more money – you can either work harder to earn more dollars, or keep from spending as many of those dollars on unnecessary purchases. One of the best ways to ‘make’ money, is to not spend it. You’ll be amazed how those dollars reproduce in the privacy of your wallet, if you’ll just leave them there to ‘fraternize’!

Here’s a tip that might save you hundreds of dollars! Because I love you, I’m going to share with you a secret recipe for a facial moisturizer!

Using just two ingredients (the total combined price for both is less than $10), you can make enough moisturizer to soften up an elephant.

Homemade Facial Moisturizer

3 tsp witch hazel

1 tsp glycerine (I use 100% pure vegetable glycerine, available at the local health food store, a 16 ounce bottle was $7.99)

I use a 3:1 ratio of witch hazel to glycerine, mixed up and stored in a small bottle. You might rather use a ratio of 4:1.  I simply apply this after washing my face, and even though I formerly had dry skin, since using this formulation I never have a problem even on the coldest winter days.

Glycerine attracts the moisture from your cells, so as long as you drink plenty of water and stay hydrated, you’ll always have an endless supply of moisture to hydrate your facial skin.

It’s non-oily, leaving your skin kissably soft, with no fragrance, chemicals, and no secret ingredients that you can’t pronounce that may or may not cause cancer in laboratory rats twenty years from now. . .

You should try it! In the past ten years I’ve spent. . . maybe $20 on this facial moisturizer! That’s less than one container of some of the fancy name brand stuff in the cute bottle!

Do you have a homemade secret to save more of your dollars? We’d love to hear about it!


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