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10 Awesome Personal Hygiene Hacks

I’ve been using these personal hygiene hacks for as long as I can remember. I assumed everyone knew about these little tricks until I mentioned one to a girlfriend of mine the other day and she seemed shocked.

I decided I’d spill the beans on all of my little personal hygiene secrets!

10 Hygiene hacks that will save you time and money without sacrificing quality personal care!

Save space, money, and time with these hygiene hacks!

1. Conditioner

Ditch the shaving cream, you don’t need it! Apply a little bit of conditioner to your legs before you shave. Not only does the conditioner make your legs feel super soft, but it doesn’t gunk up your razor. You don’t need a thick layer of conditioner to get the job done. 

This personal hygiene hack saves you money and space in your shower! If you’re anything like me, you use the shelves on your side of the shower and then try to steal your husband’s.

2. Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is easily one of my favorite natural personal hygiene products. I keep it under my bathroom sink at all times. This stuff is my number 1 choice for moisturizer. A little bit goes a long way when it comes to coconut oil. I buy a big container of it off of Amazon. Use this as lotion, facial moisturizer, diaper rash cream and burn protectant!

If you use coconut oil on a sunburn, it will pull the sting out and help you avoid peeling!

Cheers to saving a ton of money because you’re steering clear of Bath and Body Works for a little bit longer.

3. Spray Deodorant

I won’t lie, I just recently discovered the wonderful world of spray deodorant. Honestly, this stuff might be on my essentials list. Spray deodorant is perfect for summer because you don’t have to worry about it melting in the pool bag or in the car! One of my favorite things about it is the fact that it doesn’t leave as thick of a residue on your armpits, so you don’t have to rub the skin raw trying to get all of it off before you can shave your pits!

This hack is perfect for people looking to keep deodorant in their car or bag. No crying over the money spent on melted deodorant sticks.

4. Peroxide

Say adios to the whitening strips that leave your teeth feeling super sensitive. I swish with peroxide 2-3 times a week, and I have seen a noticeable difference in my teeth. Not only does peroxide whiten your teeth, but it acts like mouthwash to remove bacteria in your mouth. I also use peroxide for cleaning my stud earrings.

You’re saving money with this hack because you aren’t spending hundreds on whitening trays.

Everyone has some peroxide in their first aid cabinet! If you don’t, then pick a huge bottle up at the dollar tree. It doesn’t matter what brand you buy.

5. Toothbrush covers

Does anyone else buy the small toothbrush covers for traveling? I pick mine up from Bed, Bath, Beyond in a multipack. If you don’t feel like trekking to the nearest Bed, Bath & Beyond, then you can order the Steripod brand toothbrush covers that I buy, directly off of Amazon!

They say that they have a little filter in them and after you use them to chunk them, but no one has time for that! Pop those bad boys in the silverware tray in the dishwasher and use them again. 

Long gone are the days of wrapping your toothbrush in toilet paper! TP is hard to come by these days! (Thanks, Corona)

Suggested post: 9 Things You Should Clean More Often

6. Hairbrushes

I’ll admit it, I used to throw my hairbrushes out pretty regularly.. I know, so expensive! I just couldn’t stand when my hairbrush got gunky. Cleaning my hairbrush regularly has not only been a big money saver, but it has also helped my hair tremendously.

I use a fine tooth comb to clean out the hair particles and then I pop my brush into some boiling water for a few minutes. I use this Wet brand brush. It is the only brush I’ve ever used that doesn’t pull half of my hair out if I brush it while it is wet. This brush is so flexible that I can get most of the hair out without using a comb.

You can also buy solution to soak your brush in, but this is all about saving money! Just make sure you clean that brush!

7. Vaseline

What is perfect for chapstick as well as eyelash growth? Vaseline is! If you’ve got kids, then you’ve definitely got vaseline handy for diaper rashes. It is super in expensive and works wonders as a lip moisturizer. Don’t waste your money on expensive eyelash serums when you can pick up a huge canister of vaseline for $1! The brand doesn’t matter at all. Vaseline is vaseline.

1 item and tons of uses, so how’s that for saving money!

8. Baby powder

Stop washing your hair every single day! You think you’re getting rid of bad oils, but you’re also stripping your hair of good oils and color if you’re someone that dyes your hair. Baby powder is a good alternative to dry shampoo if you’re looking to save some counter space and use a product you more than likely have on hand. 

One of the best things I ever did that has saved me time and money is to stop washing my hair on a daily basis.

9. Silk pillowcases

If you’re struggling to get through the no hair washing days, then invest in silk pillow cases. Obviously, you need something covering your pillow, but these help your hair too. Silk pillowcases keep your hair from breaking as easily and decreases the greasiness. I recommend braiding your hair before bed for those with long hair because the friction against your pillow is what easily breaks the hair strands. 

You can grow your hair out without that $200 shampoo, believe me!

10. Cold water

The only cold water I enjoy is the pool during a hot Georgia summer, but I’m coming around to cold water other times. Switching your shower from steaming hot to cool is perfect to immediately energize you and to close your pores. Hot water opens your pores, that is why it is good for shaving, but unfortunately it dries out your skin. 

End your shower with a minute in cool water for tighter skin and healthier looking hair.

Hopefully you’re able to save yourself some time, money, and space with these personal hygiene hacks. I tried my best to list products that have multiple uses.

Leave a comment for me if you have any of your own time or money saving personal hygiene hacks. I would love to hear about it if you have something that isn’t on this list! If you tried something on the list, then tell me how it worked for you!

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