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Best multipurpose beauty products

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More bang for your beauty buck

One of the easiest ways to save money on your beauty routine is to find products that serve multiple purposes. Not only will you save cash, but you'll also save space in your bathroom. These six multipurpose beauty products should definitely be on your shopping list.

5More bang for your beauty buckEpsom salt

You can get epsom salt for just a couple bucks a pound at your drugstore. You probably know to add it to your bath to sooth muscles, ease stress and lower blood pressure, but it does a whole lot more. Here are some beauty usage tips from the Epsom Salt Council:

For a relaxing soak: Add 2 cups epsom salt to the water in a standard-sized bathtub; soak for at least 12 minutes, three times weekly. For an extra treat and refreshing scent, add a few drops of eucalyptus oil.

To exfoliate: Mix 2 cups epsom salt with 1/4 cup petroleum jelly and a few drops of lavender essential oil to gently scrub away dry skin patches.

Facial: Mix 1/2 teaspoon epsom salt into cleansing cream for a deep-pore cleansing. Massage on skin. Rinse with cool water. Pat dry.

Spa treatment: After showering, massage handfuls of epsom salt over wet skin to exfoliate the body. It's the same treatment many upscale spas use, without the upscale price!

Bath crystals: Mix 2 cups epsom salt with a few drops of fragrance to create a custom bath crystal. Add a few drops of food coloring or 1/2 teaspoon glycerin if you like. Store in an airtight container.

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