I have been in need of a new tub of lotion at work for some time. Rather than go and buy some nice lotion, I used a trick I learn from my mom and expanded upon it.
Long ago, she would cut the top off of her Bath & Body Works cream so she could enjoy every last drop. I thought that was clever and practical. However, it does lead to a problem, the lotion drys out and usually there isn't much left anyway.
Thinking like a frugalista, I pulled together a bunch of my old lotions. The ones that only have a little bit left (the trick is not to pick a bunch of conflicting smells). I took them all, pooled them together and got something great for work.
1.) Get all your lotions together and get a container that you can easily get the last drop out of. I am using my Burt Bees Belly Cream from when I was pregnant. Plus my favorite Aveeno and a great smelly lotion from Baht & Body.
2.) I needed to cut the top off of the Aveeno bottle. Use a bread knife. It works just like a saw and will cut right through the plastic. The Bath & Body lotion was smooth enough to just pour out.
3.) Just dump into your container and enjoy!! Easy breezy.