October 11, 2009

Making Your Own Lotions

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Now that the cooler weather is moving in I've already noticed a "huge" difference in the dryness of my skin. So you know me, I'm always up to trying my own things. I went to GNC this afternoon on a mission to purchase some items to try out my own lotion. This is an "Organic Lotion"

What I made makes my skin feel and look great, but it is more of a liquid (unless it gels the longer it sits). I fixed it tonight! I didn't have a blender so I used a processor, big mistake. Tonight I ended up putting a little melted beeswax and I used a beater for 5 mins. It whipped right up! I also added some lavender drops for a better smell. Michaels is much LESS than GNC and you can find all the products in the candle making section. You also can eliminate the lecithin, when you use the beeswax.

Here is the base which is called an emulsifier, it suppose to blend the water and oil together.
  • 1/2 cup of distilled water
  • 1/2 cup oil (olive, almond, grape seed etc) I used Almond Oil
  • 1 TBS lecithin (I used granules)

Combine ingredients in a blender either on whip or cream. Then I added:

  • 6 drops of Geranium Oil
  • 3 drops of Myrrh Oil
  • 2 drops of Vitamin E Oil

Store in your refrigerator and shake before use.

You may not like the smell of Geranium Oil, but I used it b/c it's a good oil to support balance and rejuvenating skin conditions and for wrinkled and matured skin.

Myrrh is a gentle oil that is effective in replenishing moisture .

Vitamin E is an excellent antioxidant and helps to protect the skin as well as a nice preservative.

You do not have to add the last ingredients. You can add any type of oil you'd like for smell. I also picked up lavender and eucalyptus.

Another Lotion that a relative used to make:

Petroleum Jelly, Baby Lotion, Vitamin E oil/cream (opt) and Vitamin A/D cream (opt)

Place 2 larger containers of petroleum jelly in a pan of water on stove (keep water on med heat) to soften -- be sure to remove the lids. While this is softening, begin emptying two or four (16 oz) bottles of baby lotion into a mixing bowl.

Slowly add one container of petroleum jelly that has softened. The bottom portion of the jar will be liquid, which is fine, so pour slowly into lotion, mixing at the same time.

Add the remaining two bottles of lotion, then the remaining jar of petroleum jelly, keeping your mixer on while doing so. Add vitamin E oil in a small quantity.

Continue whipping the lotion for another five minutes. This makes it smooth and creamy. Place it in the container of your choice. This makes a large mixing bowl full, approximately 10-12 cups.

Here is a great site I found w/different ideas for lotion The Dollar Stretcher. It contains similar products that I listed above. I'm going to try and add some beeswax to my lotion I made yesterday. Although, it feels really good on my skin and does a wonderful job I would like it to be more cream than liquid.


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Walgreens Deals

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Casey, My Military Mommy headed to Walgreens for some great "new" deals today. This is how deals break down at Walgreens. Thanks Casey for sharing!

If you are new to Walgreen's here is a way you can use this week's Register Rewards in 5 transactions to spend very little out of pocket for some high valued items:
OOP - Out of Pocket (plus your state's tax)


Transaction #1
Gillette Fusion MVP Manual or Power Razor= $8.99
save $4.00 (9/27, PG)
OOP $4.99
Receive $6 RR

..
Transaction #2
(1)DayQuil AND (1) NyQuil, = $10.00
save $1 (10/11, PG) use 2
(1) Walgreen's Hydrogen Peroxide $.29 (or any cheap filler item, to make up for the RR 'coupon')
Apply $6RR from trans. #1
OOP $2.29
Receive $5 RR
.
Transaction #3
Vaseline Sheer Infusion Lotion = $6.99
save $1.50 Printable Coupon (IE) This is the last link that still has the coupon, HURRY!
(1)Walgreen's Hydrogen Peroxide $.29 (again, any cheap item will work)
Apply $5 RR from trans. #2
OOP $.78
Receive $6.99 RR
.
Transaction $4
Buy 2 -Huggies Jumbo Pack Diapers, Training pants, Goodnites, = $18.00
save $1 Walgreens Childrens Activity Book, using this coupon will allow $2 to be deducted
Combine this with 2 coupons below
Printable Coupon save $2.00 (FF), (IE) here, use 2
Printable Coupon Pull Ups save $2.00, use 2
(1) Walgreen's Hydrogen Peroxide $.29 (again, any cheap item will work)
Apply $6.99 RR from trans. #3
OOP $5.30
Plus, use Caregivers Market Place Rebate send in for $0.75 for Huggies purchase!
Receive $4RR
..
If you stop there your total
Out of Pocket will be $13.36
Final Price after rebates and RR will be $7.86 for all of the following:
1 Gillete Power Razor
1 DayQuil
1 NyQuil
1 Vaseline Sheer Infusion lotion
2 packs of Diapers
3 Hydrogen Peroxides
.
If you need Nivea Men's products, do one more transaction. It will look like this:
.
Transaction #5
(2) Nivea for Men products = $9.99
save $1.00 (10/11, RP) Nivea for Men Energizing Face Scrub/Wash/Lotion, use 2
(1) Walgreen's Hydrogen Peroxide $.29 (the cheap filler item, you know the drill)
Apply $4 RR from trans. #4
OOP $4.28
Receive $4RR
.
New OOP total will be $17.64
Final Price after RR will be $ 12.14


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5 Day Meal Plans for Week October 12th

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Each week Memphis Mommy will post her favorite and simple meal ideas for you. I hope you enjoy family time around the dinner table as much as I do! I will include any coupons that I know of, so that you can match them with your local store.

Monday: Tuna Cakes (similar to Crab or Salmon Patties)
Printable Coupon Save $.50 (Starkist) (use zip code 63012, 62056)
Printable Coupon Save $1.00 (Bumble Bee)
9/13 SS) Save $.55 (Bumble Bee)

Tuesday: Easy Pleasing Meat Loaves

Wednesday: Fiesta Chicken Casserole
Printable Coupon Save $.50/2 (Pillsbury Pie Crust)
Printable Coupon Save $1.00/2 (Cream of Chicken)
Printable Coupon Save $.50 (Frozen Veg) you can find Can Chicken reasonably priced at Aldi's)

Thursday: Take the night off! Heat up a Hormel Refrigerated Entree. I feed a family of 4 w/two of these.
Printable Coupon Save $2.00
(9/13 SS, 10/11 SS) Save $1.00.

Friday: Apple-Stuffed Pork Burgers
(8/2, 9/27 SS) Save $.25 (Bunny Buns)
(10/4 SS) Save $.50 (Healthy Life)
Printable Coupon Save $1.00 (Jones Sausage)
Printable Coupon Save $1.00/2 (Progresso Bread Crumbs)
Printable Coupon (Bob Evans)



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Coupons.com Update Oct 11th

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Coupons.com has added new coupons! It has been a great week on Coupons.com new coupon offers include, All Laundry Detergent, California Pizza Kitchen, Milk Bone, Playtex Gloves, Rice Krispies and don't forget to print the new Hasbro coupons and your free sandwich, salad, or wrap at Quick Trip!

Each week I will continue to let you know what's new and available so you can save more! Remember the coupons do have a print limit so don't miss out on what is available right now!

The coupons listed are available in all regions of the country. The coupons available to you will be determined by the zip code you enter and the offers you have already printed.

Alka Seltzer save $1.00/1
Alka Seltzer Plus, $1.00/1
*NEW* All Detergent, $1.00/1
Barbara's Bakery Cereal, $1.00/1
Barbara's Organic Cereal, $1.00/1
Bayer Heart Advantage, $3.00/1
Betty Crocker Cake Mix and Frosting, $0.50/2
Betty Crocker Cookie Mix, $0.40/1
Betty Crocker Fruit Flavored Shapes, $0.40/1
Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks, $0.50/2
Betty Crocker Potatoes, $0.40/1
Betty Crocker Warm Delights, $0.50/1
Big G Cereals, save $1.00/2 (pictured)
Big G Cereals, save $1.00/2 (pictured)
Big G Cereals, Fiber One, $0.75/1
*NEW* Big G Cereals, Honey Nut Cheerios, $0.55
Big G Cereals Total save $0.75
Bisquick, save $0.60/1
*NEW* Blue Dog Bakery, $0.50/1
*NEW* Brez, $2.00/1
Bridgford Frozen Rolls or Monkey Bread, $0.55/1
*NEW* California Pizza Kitchen, $1.00/1
Caribou Coffee, $2.00/1
Cats Pride Cat Litter, $1.00/1
Chex Mix, $0.50/1
Chex Mix Select, $0.50/1
Citracal, $1.00/1
Citracal and Bayer, $4.00/2
Clairitin D Non Drowsy, $3.00
Claritin Eye, $3.00/1
Cosamin ASU, $4.00/1
Cosamin DS, $3.00/1
Cosequin, $1.50/1
Crunchmaster, $0.75/1
DiGiorno, $1.50/1
Energizer Hearing Aid, $1.00/1
Ester-C, $2.00/1
Fiber One Chewy Bars, $0.40/1
*NEW* Fiber One Frozen Muffins, $0.75
Fiber One Muffin Mix, $0.50/1
Flex-A-Min save $4.00
Flinstones Vitamins, $1.00/1
*NEW* Foster Farms Lunchmeat, $1.00/2
*NEW* Foster Farms Lunchmeat tubs, $1.00/2
Freschetta, $1.00/1
*NEW* FRS Healthy Energy, $2.00/1
Green Giant Frozen Bagged Vegetables, $0.50/1
Green Giant Frozen Boxed Vegetables, $0.50/2
Haagen-Dazs, $1.00/1
Hamburger Helper, $0.75/3
Jergens, $1.00/1
Keebler Sandwich Crackers, $0.55/1
Kellogg's Cinnabon Bars, $1.00/1
Kentucky Legend, $2.00/1
*NEW* King's Hawaiian Bread, $0.75/1
Larabar, $0.40/1
Litehouse, $1.00/2
*NEW* Mann's Fresh Cut Vegetables, $0.55/1
Mariani, $1.00/1
Maxwell House, $1.00/2
Maybelline New York Pulse Perfection Mascara, $3.00
*NEW* Milk-Bone, $1.00/1
*NEW* Milk-Bone Essentials Plus, $2.00/1
M5 Magnum Razor, $2.00/1
Natures Bounty, $2.00/1
Nature Valley Granola Bars, $0.40/1
Nature Valley Granola Nut Clusters, $1.00/1
Nexcare, $3.00/1
One A Day and Flintstones, $3.00/2
One A Day VitaCraves, $1.00/1
Opti-Free, $1.00/1
Oscar Mayer Deli Creations, $1.00/2
Phillips Colon Health, $1.00/1
Pillsbury Crescent Rolls, $0.50/2
Pillsbury Grands, $0.30/2
Pillsbury Holiday Cookies, $0.75/2
Pillsbury Italian Meal Breads, $0.40/2
Pillsbury Rolled Refrigerated Pie Crusts, $0.50/2
Pillsbury Rolls, $0.75/2
Pillsbury Savorings, $1.00/1
Pillsbury Simply Refrigerated Cookie Dough, $0.55/1
*NEW* Platex CleanCuisine Disposable Gloves, $1.00/1
*NEW* Playtex Discover Living Gloves, $1.00/1
*NEW* Playtex Disposable Gloves, $1.00/1
Progresso, save $1.00/2
Progresso, $0.50/1
Progresso Soups, $1.10/3
*NEW* Purely Decadent, $1.00/1
Quilted Northern, $1.00/1
*NEW* Reeser's Fine Foods, $1.00/1
Renu, $1.00/1
*NEW* RepHresh, $10.00/1
*NEW* Rice Krispies, $1.00/2
RID, $2.00/1
Romano's Macaroni Grill Dinner Kit, $1.10/1
Ronzoni Healthy Harvest, $1.00/2
*NEW* Ronzoni Smart Taste, $1.00/2
Similasan Allergy Eye Relief, $2.00/1
Similasan Anxiety Relief, $3.00/1
Similasan Ear Relief, $1.00/1
Similasan Sleeplessness Relief, $3.00/1
Similasan Stress & Tension Relief, $3.00/1
Snuggle, $1.00/1
Special K Bars, $1.00/2
Special K Blueberry Cereal, $1.00/1
Special K Crackers, $1.00/1
Special K Chocolatey Pretzel Bars, $0.75/1
Special K Protein Shakes, $1.00/1
*NEW* Starkist Tuna Pouch, $0.50/1
Steamfresh Lightly Sauced Vegetable or Pasta, $0.50/1
Sundown Naturals Vitamin, $1.00/1
Tetley Tea, $0.50/1
Tony Hawk Vitamin Product, $1.00/1
True Lemon, $1.00/1
Truvia, $1.00/1
*NEW* Turtle Mountain Coconut Milk Yogurt, $2.00/4
Wanchia Ferry Dinner Kit, $1.10
Wanchai Ferry Frozen Entree, $1.50/1
Weight Watchers Cheese or Cream Cheese, $0.75/1
Welch's Juice or Light Juice Drink, $1.00/1
Yoplait, $0.50/6
Yoplait Delights, $1.00/1
Yoplait Fiber One Multipacks, $1.00/1
Yoplait Go-Gurt, $0.80/2
Yoplait Kids & Go-Gurt, $0.40/1
Yoplait Yo-Plus, $1.00/1
Zyrtec Eye Drops, $1.00/1

Store Coupons

Target Wonka Gummies, $1.00/1

Non Food/Household Items:

Chuck E Cheese's, save $30.00
CountryRxCard, 75% off
Eyemasters, 2 pairs of eyeglasses, $99
Hasbro My Little Pony, save $5.00 on your $20 purchase
Hasbro Mr. Potato Head or Mrs. Potato Head, $2.00/1
Hasbro Mr. Potato Head Silly Suitcase toy, $5.00/1
Hasbro Mr. Potato Head Spud Buds toy, $5.00/1
Hasbro PlaySkool Activity Ball, $5.00/1
Hasbro PlaySkool Busy Ball Popper, $5.00/1
Hasbro Dance Cam, $10.00/1
Hasbro DinoRoars Hatchlings, $5.00/1
Hasbro DinoRoars Stompers, $10.00/1
PlaySkool Lullaby Gloworm, $3.00/1
*NEW* Pharmaceutical, 25%
Hasbro PlaySkool Musical Sit 'n Spin, $10.00/1
Hasbro PlaySkool Step Start Walk 'n Ride, $5.00/1
Hasbro Swing 'n Score Baseball, $5.00/1
Hasbro Playskool Tumble 'n Twirl Top, $5.00/1
JC Penny Optical, 50% off
*NEW* Sears, 20% off
*NEW* Quick Trip Free Salad, Sandwich or Wrap

Don't wait these offers go fast, print your coupons now!

Thanks Kim for putting this together!



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Walgreens $.10 Prints on 4/6 orders of 50 or more

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Enter coupon code EVERYLAST at checkout thru Saturday, October 17th. Just visit here and upload your pictures.




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Target Weekly October 11th thru October 17th

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If you are new to using coupons read Coupons 101 and Target Policy.

Several Market Pantry items on sale this week at Target, make sure to view your ad. Target keeps several things on sale, you may want to view past Target Match ups here.

Hopefully, Target will ad more Target Coupons this week...keep watching for an updated addition of coupons on Memphis Mommy!

Halloween Candy 2/$5
(8/23 SS) Save $.55 (Reeses)
(10/4 RP) Save $1.00/3 Target Coupon (Mars)
(9/27 SS) Save $1.00/3 (Hershey)
(9/13 SS) Save $1.00 (Kisses)
Final Price, Varies

Halloween Candy $6.99
(10/4 RP) Save $1.00 Target Coupon
Final Price, $5.99

Duracell Batteries 10 pk $6.99
(9/27 PG) Save $.75
Final Price, $6.24

Vick's NyQuil or DayQuil $5.49
(10/11 PG) Save $1.00
Final Price, $4.49

Formula 409 $2.39
(8/30 RP) Save $1.00
Final Price, $1.39

Tide 100 oz $10.99
(9/27 PG) Save $1.00
Final Price, $9.99

Downy 72-90 load $6.99
(10/11 PG) Save $.50
Final Price, $6.49

Bounce Ball $6.99
(10/11 PG) Save $1.00
Final Price, $5.99

Cascade $5.99
(9/27 PG) Save $.25
Final Price, $5.74

Green Works $2.49
(10/4 SS) Save $.50
Final Price, $1.99

Swiffer Sweeper Starter Kit $8.99
(9/27 PG) Save $1.00
Final Price, $7.99

Bounty Napkins 2/$5
(9/27 PG) Save $.25
Final Price, $2.25

Charmin Ultra Soft 18 Big $8.99
(9/20 SS) Save $.50 Target Coupon
(9/27 PG) Save $.25
Final Price, $8.24

Aussie Hair Care $2.99
(10/11 PG) Save $1.00
Final Price, $1.99

Gillette Venus Razors $5.99
(9/27 PG) Save $2.00
Final Price, $3.99

Gillette Mach 3 Razors $5.99
(10/4 RP) Save $2.00
Final Price, $3.99

Buy 3 Bars and get Valley Nut Clusters Free
Nature Valley Bars $2.50
Printable Coupon Save $.40
(9/13 GM) Save $.40
Final Price, $2.10

Progresso Soups 2/$3
Printable Coupon Save $.75/3
Printable Coupon Save $1.10/3
(9/13, 10/4 GM) Save $.50/2
Final Price, 3/$3.40

More Printable Coupons here and here. Print them before they change.

Target Does Price Match. Not to many coupons/sales match up. If you travel to Target and find good deals, please leave a comment or send a email. Thanks!


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CVS Weekly October 11th thru October 17th

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If you are new to shopping at CVS or just need help with some of the lingo in this post, visit my CVS 101 first.

3 Day Sale Sunday-Tuesday Only

Brach's Candy Corn 9oz 2/$0.88 (Limit 4)
Halloween Nylon Treat Bag $0.99
Get $0.99 ECB
Final Price, FREE

4-in-1 Pumpkin Carving Tool $1.99 (Limit 2)
Get $1.99 ECB
Final Price, FREE

Weekly Extra Care Bucks Deals

Spend $20 Get $5 ECB wyb Halloween Candy (Limit 1)
(9/27 RP) save $1.00/2 (regional)
(9/27 SS) save $1.00/3 (regional)
Printable Coupon save $1.00/1 Wonka Candy (11.5oz or more)
Printable Coupon save$1.00/1 Nestle Candy (11.5 or more)
Final Price, varies

**Extra Deal**

Mars Fun Size bag candy $3.50-$4.49 B1G1 free
(9/27 RP) save $1.00/2 (regional)
Final Price, $3.00

Photo Dept Picture Frames or Albums from $6.99
Get $7.00 ECB wyb 2
Final Price, as low as $3.50 each

Get $5 ECB when you spend $15 Axe Shower products 2/$10.00
Printable coupon save $1.50
Final Price: 3/$5.50 or $1.83 each

Scope Outlast Mouth rinse 1.25 liter or Crest toothpaste with Scope Outlast 7.6oz (prices start at $4.89) Limit 1
Get $2.00 ECB
(9/27 P&G) save $0.75 or $1.00 Scope Mouthwash 710mL or larger
(9/27 P&G) save $1.00 off Crest Toothpaste with Scope
Final Price, as low as $1.89

Spend $15 Get $5 ECB wyb Kraft Products (Limit 1)

Maxwell House Master Blend Coffee 34.5oz $8.00
Printable Coupon save $1.00
Final Price, $7.00

DiGiorno 12"pizza $6.00
(9/27 SS) save $0.50
Printable Coupon save $1.50 (if Ultimate Toppings Pizza is included)
Final Price, $4.50 (Ultimate Toppings) or $5.50

Spend $15 Get $5 ECB wyb any Energizer Batteries (Limit 1)
(10/4 SS) save $1.00
Final Prices, vary

Quilted Northern 12 double rolls $6.99 (Limit 3)
Get $1.00 ECB
Printable Coupon save $1.00
September All You save $2.00/2
Final Price, $4.99

Claritin$19.99 (Limit 2)
Get $2.00 ECB
September All You save $4.00
(9/13 SS) save $4.00 expires 10/11
Final Price, $13.99

Any Olay ProX or starter kit Get $5 ECB (Limit 1)
Printable Coupon save $10.00/2
Final Prices, vary

Get $5 ECB wyb $15 in Gillette Products
(9/27 P&G) save $1.00/2 shaving cream
(9/27 P&G) save $4.00 Fusion razor
(9/27 P&G) save $1.00 Body wash
(9/27 P&G) save $2.00 Clinical Strength Deo
(9/27 P&G) save $2/2 Deo
Final Prices, vary

Buy One Get One Free Deals

CVS/pharmacy batteries AAA, AA 10pk, C, D 4pk. or 9 volt 2 pk

Kodak Picture maker print 8x10 sheet $6.99
ALL Revlon Cosmetics (prices starting at $1.99) (Limit 6)
(9/13, 10/11 SS) save $1.00 any Revlon Color Cosmetic Product (use 2)
Final Price, as low as FREE

Purex laundry detergent 24-32 loads $5.99-7.69 (Limit 4)
Printable Coupon save $1.00 (use 2)
(10/4 SS) save $0.55 (use 2)
Final Price, as low as $2.00 each

Almay foundation, powder, blush or concealer (prices start at $5.23)
(8/2 or 9/13 SS) save $1.00 (use two)
Final Price, as low as $1.62 each wyb 2

Move Free Advanced 80ct. or Mega Red 60ct.
(9/20 SS) save $5.00 Schiff Move Free 80ct
(7/19 SS) save $3.00 off Schiff MegaRed
Final Prices, vary
Weekly Deals

All Schick Disposable Razors (prices starting at $1.29) B1G1 50% off
(9/27, 9/13 SS) save $1.00
September All You save $1.00
Renuzit Adjustables $0.88
(10/4 SS) save $0.55/3
Final Price, $0.70 each wyb 3

Poland Spring Water 24pk $3.49
(9/27 RP) save $1.00/2
Final Price, $2.99 each wyb 2

Sally Hansen Nail $0.99 - $10.99 B1G1 50% off
(9/13 SS) save $0.50-$1.oo
Final Price, as low as two FREE

Kashi Go Lean Crunch cereal 2/$6.00
VocalPoint coupon save $3.00 & $1.50
Final Price, FREE

Neosporin Lip Health $5.49
Printable Coupon save $3.00
Instant clip-free coupon save $2.50 (comes off when CVS card is scanned)
Final Price, FREE

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