Project 31: Day 8

Day 8. Have a beauty secret (e.g. hair tip, make up tip)? Share, please!

Olive oil. It's been in my shower for maybe two months now, and it has taken place of my shaving cream. I love so many things about this new discovery....

First, it's all natural. I'm really trying to move away from body products that are just riddled with perfume and ingredients that I can't even pronounce. Since the skin is the body's largest organ, I think it's pretty important what I put on mine. With olive oil, I know it's all good stuff.

Second, it's cheap. I know that olive oil in general may be on the pricier side. But if I had to guess, I'd say that in the last month, I've used maybe a tablespoon, give or take a bit. Not even close to what I was spending on shaving cream.

And finally, when I step out of the shower, I literally already feel like I've put lotion on my legs--they're that moisturized. Don't think slippery and oily. The oil absorbs into your skin and just feels nice and smooth. How's that for a time saver????

I don't really think it'd be fair if I didn't include my one semi-negative observation. And that is that my razor tends to get a bit more clogged. My easy solution is that after each leg, I hold the razor up to the shower head to get the highest water pressure and let the water unclog the razor. So far, it works like a charm and I haven't had to replace my razor any more often than usual.

Let me know if you try this and what you think!


  1. I think I may try this after I finish my current bottle of shaving cream. How did u find out about this one?

  2. lisa- i originally saw the idea on a random blog, but just today i saw this article...check it out!