Win a Burt's Bees Essential Body Kit
Want a chance to win a Burt's Bees Essential Body Kit, completely free, from Wise Bread?
Clue us in to your favorite all-natural beauty secret! Have a family recipe for rice bran scrub that leaves your skin glowing? Know something about sesame oil that we don't?
Let us know what your secret is by commenting on our site, and all participants will be entered in a drawing for an Essential Body Kit from Burt's Bees ($13 value), with free shipping. Make sure to use your real email when placing a comment so that we can get in touch with you if you are the winner.
Anyone (outside of Wise Bread writers and editors) are eligible to win. We're looking for fresh, frugal, natural ideas. Here's an example from a friend of mine:
My parents used to buy coconut oil from the market in Nairobi where we lived. They would then take all three of us kids, scrub us really good in the tub, and coat us with coconut oil, from head to toe and have us sit outside (naked, but we were only 5-7 years old) in the warm sun for about an hour. Not directly in the sun, of course. The we'd get hosed off, and then washed with a gentle soap. Our skin would be soft and supple for a full week afterwards. To this day, I still like to give my hair a coconut oil treatment every month or so. I comb the oil through my hair while leaning over the bathtub, then wrap it in a towel and sit around and read for an hour. It's a little like doing a Vidal Sasson hot oil treatment, but more natural and cheaper. Then I wash my hair with a gentle shampoo and condition it. Very shiny. A note of caution, though - if you oil your hair and then get into the shower, it will be incredibly slippery. Take precautions not to slip.
Your idea doesn't have to be purely of the kitchen ingredients-variety. A friend of mine pointed out that kissing her stubbly boyfriend's mug is a grea exfoliator. A brunch pal suggested that there is nothing better for the complexion than a quick romp in the sheets in the afternoon.
See how easy it is? You don't have to write a lot - just a few words about a home remedy beauty treatment that you like, and the benefits it gives you. Again, be sure to use a real email address so we can contact you if you win our homebased beauty tip drawing.
The dealine for contributing your home-based beauty trick idea is May 15th. We'll announce the winner the day after.