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Crisco...the hidden beauty product

Updated on February 26, 2014
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Surprise Moisturizer

Get ready folks: I'm coming out of the closet! I can't hide this anymore. I even came clean to my husband. I never saw him laugh so hard and I don't think I've ever felt sillier, except for maybe the time when....oh never mind, that's behind me now. Anyway, the truth is the truth, so here goes:

I was sipping my coffee one morning watching "Good Morning America" and this one morning there was a beauty segment. I'm pretty sure it was Robin Roberts interviewing some beauty products person and she was showcasing all different creams and lotions for dry skin. Robin looked a little worried when the woman came to a container of Crisco shortening. "Really??" she asked, and actually seemed to back away from the can like it was a snake ready to strike.

"Yes, really!!" the woman replied. I listened with skepticism while she touted its exploits but the squeeky wheels of curiosity began to chug a lug in my brain.

So.....when I went to the market I purchased a can. I drove home giddy with hope. I had just bought a 16 ounce can of shortening for maybe $2.00 and if this stuff actually worked, then I might have well just won the lottery.

With the Crsico securely hidden behind my back, I snuck past my husband and into the bathroom, anxious to try it out. I flipped the lid off and looked down into the can. The pure white concoction beckoned me to dip my fingers in, and I obliged. The results?

A!!!

I tried it on my elbows, heels and hands and the results were instant and effective. Oh joy!!!!My skin became soft on contact!!! And the best part is it lasts all day! I do want to say that I pumice my heels every other day and always put a lotion on them after my shower...so they're in pretty good shape. I realize that some people's heels might be more of a challenge, but with a little work you too can have soft, supple heels =)

Can I tell you how excited I was?? I like the word inexpensive....cheap is even better...and this stuff is cheap! And the 16 ounce can will last oh so long. But there's more......The next test came about a week later...

Hmmm, I thought to myself as I scooped up the last drop of under eye treatment with my little finger. The blue container of Crisco with the Betty Crocker-like picture of way too fattening desserts was perched on the corner of the bathroom sink. I eyed it suspiciously, wondering if this could possibly take the place of my expensive eye cream. Can't hurt and maybe it will help....so I lifted the plastic lid and dipped my pinkie in it....barely. What's that Brill Cream ad say?? "A little dab will do ya"?

yup...just a dab. I patted just a little under each eye and put the leftover on my lips...and to my delight it did not disappoint; my under eye area and lips became soft instantly and remained that way all day.

Mind you, this stuff is rich so you only need a little bit......but IT WORKS!!!!

The ingredients read like this:

soybean oil, fully hydrogenated palm oil, partially hydrogenated palm and soybean oils, mono and diglycerides, TBHQ and citric acid (antioxidants). That's it...simple ingredients with very nice results. I'm not trying to say that it will erase wrinkles and age spots and things like that, but I do know for a fact that it's a fantastic moisturizer...

Try it. You won't be disappointed. You have my word on that.

Yes, Crisco all vegetable shortening. It's weird, I know.

at the 3:30 mark in video, Dr. Wu discusses Crisco!

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      moonfairy 8 months ago

      Hi Carolina Girl...so glad that you love it and great idea to add the essential oil! I did the same thing as you...I put some in a small jar and keep in with my other face stuff. Thanks for reading and for your feedback!

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      Carolina Girl in a AR World 8 months ago

      Alrighty then, tried this for the first time tonight and loved it. I took about a tablespoon of Crisco and put it in a little container to store in the bathroom. I also added about 7 drops of peppermint essential oil, so now I get the wonderful moisturizing effect and a little aroma therapy to go with it. ❤️

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      Jessica 8 months ago

      I'm going to try thr Crisco. Under my eyes. I'm starting to get black circles under them. I don't like it at all. I've tried all these expenses products and non of them work. Now I'm going to put crisco to the test. Crisco makes the best fried chicken ever.

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      Leola Knight 22 months ago

      In the black community this was always used for pressing our hair and softening the skin.

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      moonfairy 2 years ago

      hi honeybrown..Crisco works great as an under eye moisturizer but I never really noticed whether it helps with puffiness......it very well could!!!

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      honeybrown 2 years ago

      Heard bout crisco on the movie the help she said works for undereye puffiness and you say no????

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      moonfairy 2 years ago

      Rahil, thanks for reading! yes, it works really well. Mind you, I don't slather it everywhere but I do use it =)

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      Rahil 2 years ago

      Shoot, who would have thuhogt that it was that easy?

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      Mary Ann 3 years ago

      Organic Coconut oil. Doesn't have any other ingredients in it! Melts at about 75degrees, otherwise it's a white soft solid. Good to put it in your shake, also! Super healthy! If you're health-minded, visit www.thebestsuperfood.com...

      Swap out your snacks and unhealthy drinks... even one at a time... and start to fill in those nutrition gaps! Give your body what it needs to

      optimally do what it was designed to do: Regenerate! It's trying to right now: Give it the gift of whole nutrition and spend the money you save by not buying what isn't that good for you!

      :-)

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      moonfairy 3 years ago

      Bucky, yes! I love it when a product is validated...thanks for sharing that info and for stopping by my hub!

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      Bucky 3 years ago

      Dr Oz mentioned it on his show - if your hands look old, it help to alleviate the problem - my friends and I have been using for a while now - hands are young and smooth.

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      moonfairy 3 years ago

      Hi Brian, yes, give it a go!! I use it as an under eye moisturizer every day. Remember that a little goes a long way!!! and please do let me know your thoughts after you've tried it!

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      Brian Prickril 3 years ago from Savannah, GA

      Interesting. I learned the hard way how fragile our skin can be. I have used almost every moisturizer on the market, but I've never heard this secret before! Okay, I will try it but you better not be pulling my chain lol. I always keep Crisco on hand to season my cast iron, so here goes...

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      moonfairy 3 years ago

      joanne...thanks for reading and commenting. Wow, what a great idea for doggy paws. I'm going to try that on my own golden retriever. Thanks for that!!

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      joanne 3 years ago

      I came across Crisco when looking for a solution to keeping snow out of my German Shepherds feet when we are walking. Ice balls would form , so I discovered that hunters put a small amount of Crisco on the pads of the dogs paws. Works really well I also started using as a moisturizer, makes skin feel amazing and best of all cheap.

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      moonfairy 4 years ago

      erinshelby....I think so too!! thanks for reading and for your comment =)

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      erinshelby 4 years ago from United States

      What a clever idea!

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      moonfairy 4 years ago

      Insightful Tiger....thanks so much for your comment and thank you for your vote and pinning =)

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      Insightful Tiger 4 years ago

      Wow, I love the word "cheap" too! Nothing wrong with that! I'm going to try and I thank you for the tip! Voted up and pinned :)

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      moonfairy 4 years ago

      Ponmu, thanks for your comment! Yes, I use it all the time. I've tried other "stuff" but I always go back because nothing seems to moisturize like crisco. It's the craziest thing...LOL!

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      Ponmu 4 years ago

      Well I used it for 9 months straight along with Coconut oil & Castor oil....not a single stretch mark & I looked like I swallowed a Basketball. So yes IT WORKS!

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      moonfairy 4 years ago

      ytsenoh, thanks for reading and for your comment. I was a little skeptical in the beginning but it really does work!

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      Cathy 4 years ago from Louisiana, Idaho, Kauai, Nebraska, South Dakota, Missouri

      Very, very interesting. Kind of have to separate the idea of it being a fat product versus a moisturizing product. Thanks for sharing this interesting idea to ponder over.

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      moonfairy 4 years ago

      Tammy...Hurray! I'm so glad that you told me this! My grandson has eczema as well, so I'll be sure to tell my daughter in law about it.

      thanks a bunch for reading and commenting!

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      Tammy 4 years ago

      Hi, I just decided to look up uses for Crisco & saw this conversation. I want to let you know what I do with it. My granddaughter has eczema. I use Crisco on her -no alcohol, no fragrance,no irritants. When her eczema is really bad & I feel I need to use her prescription cream I add it to the Crisco. The prescription creams are damaging to skin so you aren't supposed to use a lot, yet I can cover the area & know I am doing it without using too much. Her dermatologist thought it was a great idea.

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      moonfairy 4 years ago

      DJ Anderson, your comment about using enough vaseline to waterproof a small car made me laugh out loud....

      thanks for your comment and I hope the crisco works for you. Remember that I also said to pumice your feet while you're in the shower.....this makes a huge difference as well! Good luck!!!

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      DJ Anderson 4 years ago

      My doctor told me to use petroleum jelly (Vaseline) on my cracked heels

      at bedtime and put on several pair of socks. He must have mistaken my surprise and interest as discretion. That night I used enough Vaseline to water proof a small car. I would have been smarter to use rubber gloves than socks on my feet, as I stained some really nice sheets.

      I was glad that you clarified 'a little dab will do ya'.

      Someone once told me that they used olive oil for dry skin and especially dry nail cuticles.

      Great info. Super Hub!

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      moonfairy 4 years ago

      Geri...first of all thanks for reading and commenting! When you apply it you don't need much, a little goes a long way and it does absorb into your skin after a bit. People are generally surprised that it's not as greasy as they expect it to be! If you're worried, just try it on your hands first (rub in just a little) and see what you think, but give it a bit to absorb in, just like any other cream. Hope it works for you if you choose to try it!!

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      Geri 4 years ago

      How do you keep it from not getting onto your clothes or bed sheets or making your hair greasy by oily hands.

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      moonfairy 4 years ago

      keely....yes it is! And it works!!!

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      keely 4 years ago

      that is freaking cheap!!!!

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      moonfairy 5 years ago

      thanks suzzycue and I truly hope this helps heal your hands...they'll certainly be softer!!!!

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      Susan Britton 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      You can count me in I am willing to give this a try on my hands every night are dry and split open . I wash dishes for a living so will give this a try. Thanks a bunch you saved me a ton of money .

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      moonfairy 5 years ago

      thanks tiffany delite for your feedback and I do hope you'll try it! You won't be disappointed =) and yes, pumicing your feet each day makes a huge difference =)

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      tiffany delite 5 years ago from united states

      ha! thanks for this hub...what a sneaky little secret! lol...i like the part of the article where you mentioned your heels...i don't think people realize that if they would just pumice their heels/feet for just a minute or so each time they take a shower, their feet would be so much softer! as for the crisco, i may just have to add this to my beauty routine! blessings!

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      moonfairy 5 years ago

      thanks for the feedback lupine =)

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      lupine 5 years ago from Southern California (USA)

      Tried it...worked well, not greasy either like I thought it might be. Kept skin smooth, dryness away. Thanks.

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      G. Diane Nelson Trotter 5 years ago from Fontana

      loveofnight, I love it!

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      moonfairy 5 years ago

      loveofnight...that's fantastic! I was thrilled to read your comment. When I started using it I felt kind of silly, but it really does work, as you know! And what a great idea to add your favorite body oils to it. I'm going to try that too. thanks much for your comment =)

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      loveofnight 5 years ago from Baltimore, Maryland

      I have always bought this product and would take one of my empty facial cream containers that I keep in the bathroom and put a portion of it in there. It is not only good for your skin but I love using it to remove make-up. To my surprise I was watching Tyra Banks (next top model) and she was telling the audience how she also uses it. I have even gone so far as adding some of my favorite body oils to it which gave it a great scent and I now have a nice hand cream that I keep in a small container in my purse. I am so happy to know that I am not the only one.....Be well and happy hubbing.

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      moonfairy 5 years ago

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      thank you all for reading and for your comments...I appreciate the feedback!

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      aliceleftinwonder 5 years ago from Somewhere along I-5

      Thanks , great hub. And I found it just in time! Winter is right around the corner.

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      Southernmapart 5 years ago

      Great hub and enjoyed reading all the comments.

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      Jaime 5 years ago from New Jersey

      Great hub! I'm so glad I came across it.

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      moonfairy 5 years ago

      GeoJo...thanks for reading a commenting and remember that a little goes a long way!!! I've not had a problem with clogged pores or anything of the sort and I usually apply right after my shower when my skin is still moist=)

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      moonfairy 5 years ago

      Gary Holdaway..I'm not laughing, I promise! This is going to sound strange but when you're in the shower, scrub your heels and side pads with an emery of sorts or a pumice stone to get all the dead skin off, then when you dry off and while your feet are still moist from the shower, put the crisco on the dry parts of your feet..it may take a few times if your feet are really dry, but it does work and it's really soothing.

      good luck and thanks for reading =)

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      moonfairy 5 years ago

      lupine...thanks for reading and commenting...and yes, do try it!!

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      moonfairy 5 years ago

      CrisSp..thanks for your comment!! Last winter I used it on my hands and it felt oh so good =)

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      GeoJo 5 years ago

      Wow I am going to try that....You would think it would clog your pores instead. Interesting Hub!

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      *Cough cough, tumbleweed* 5 years ago from Sleaford, UK

      Nice hub! Don't laugh because we're men, but me and my dad work all day on our feet, and get really bad heels and side pads because of it. I'm gonna try this haha never before has anything fixed it before though.

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      lupine 5 years ago from Southern California (USA)

      Can't wait to try it! Will let others know too.

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      CrisSp 5 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Awesome! Gotta try this specially that the cool dry air of winter will soon be upon us. Excited and will absolutely share.

      Thanks for the cheap tip! Why pay more, eh? (:

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      moonfairy 5 years ago

      InLove3x...I know! how can you not love something like that?! thanks for your comment!

      everythingdazzles...yes, spending tons of money on "stuff" that doesn't really work is annoying.

      thank you both for reading!!!

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      Janelle 5 years ago from Houston

      Great idea! I love at home beauty remedies. It certainly beats going to the store spending 10-20 dollars for something that contains high levels of alcohol. I hate it when I look at a moisturizer and then I see the high level of alcohol in it. Totally wrecks my skin into a dry mess! Thanks again!

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      Esha N. 5 years ago from Charleton, SC

      I love beauty regimens that come straight out of the kitchen and this is another that I have gladly added to mines. Thanx for the post

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      moonfairy 5 years ago

      Ammara Asir...thank you!

      anglnwu...it's cheap and it works! I especially like to use it under my eyes...

      adrienne2...I know, I laughted too when I saw it on GMA and I felt so foolish when I knew I was actually going to try it out! I haven't been disappointed either =)

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      Adrienne F Manson 5 years ago from Atlanta

      Moonfairy...CRISCO..LOL.. I saw the title of the hub, and I had to find out what is up with crisco as a hidden beauty secret. Your hub is a great one, well as for the Crisco maybe I will try it. I love to moisturizer so I probably just put it to the test to find out for myself. Thanks for the info! = )

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      anglnwu 5 years ago

      I'm a cheap moisturizer junkie--just ask my cabinet. Never heard of using Crisco but the ingredients are friendly and even familiar like soya bean and palm oil. I grew up on that, in my diet, so how wrong can it go? Loved it and shared.

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      Ammara Aseer 5 years ago from Lahore, Pakistan

      great job. thank you for sharing.

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      moonfairy 5 years ago

      Mom on a Budget

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      Thank you all for reading my hub and for the great comments =)

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      Fiddleman 5 years ago

      I know this one is a hit and got to be one of the most novel uses of shortening.

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      GoldenThreadPress 5 years ago

      Me, too! Whooda thought that something that could give one high cholesterol could be a beauty secret. I'm amazed again! Thanks for the great hub!

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      Tonya Keith 5 years ago from Tampa, FL

      Love, love, love. I will be sure to try this stuff today! Thanks

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      moonfairy 5 years ago

      Judy G Gillis...yes, the instant it hits your lips you can feel them soften...it really does work =)

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      moonfairy 5 years ago

      PaisleeGal...yes, it works!! I'm glad you're going to give it a try =) and thanks for the compliment....I appreciate it very much!

      dreamseeker2...I've not heard of pepto as a beauty secret, but you just never know! thanks for your feedback!

      oceansider...you are so welcome....and thanks for reading!

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      Judy G Gillis 5 years ago from Charlottetown, PEI, Canada

      Just tweeted this - my daughter has been looking for something that will keep her lips from drying out and cracking, and this may actually do the trick! Love it that it's so cheap... :D

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      oceansider 5 years ago

      Hello, thanks for the interesting information on using Crisco as a moisturizer.....I never would have thought of using that on my skin.....and, I actually have never even once in all these years, bought Crisco to cook with.....But now I may give it a try for my skin!

      Thank you for sharing this beauty secret!......I appreciate that.

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      dreamseeker2 5 years ago

      LOL! Love your story. Now I have to try it!! I've heard of Pepto Bismol as a beauty secret. But this is worth a try too. (I haven't yet tried the pepto though). : ) Voted up and useful!

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      Pat Materna 5 years ago from Memphis, Tennessee, USA

      I've heard this before, about 15 yrs ago, from a quite elderly lady in her 80's with beautiful facial skin. Smooth and hardly any wrinkles. According to her the only thing she had ever used on her face to remove make-up and moisturize was Crisco. She was proof it worked. I don't know why but I've never used it. But, after reading all this I'm going to start as soon as I finish up my expensive stuff.

      Love the Hub and the way you write. Interesting and with humor too!

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      moonfairy 5 years ago

      btrbell, you're welcome! and thank you =)

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      Randi Benlulu 5 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      Love this! Thank you! I am going to try it!

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      moonfairy 5 years ago

      Maximizer, yes it works great especially in the winter when your skin needs it the most! Thanks for reading!

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      Maximizer 5 years ago from San Jose, Costa Rica

      Interesting, and should be especially useful now that the air is getting cold and dry!

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      moonfairy 5 years ago

      Doodlehead, nikashi designs, lanaz...thanks for reading and for your comments =)

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      lanaz 5 years ago from Las Vegas

      Thanks for the info...

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      nikashi_designs 5 years ago

      Pretty good idea...simple, inexpensive, and you can cook while you beautify. I wonder if the guest host on the television show was a representative of Crisco? Regardless, I tried it on my eyes and lip area and in just a few days seems to be much smoother. Great Hub, Thanks

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      Doodlehead 5 years ago from Northern California

      OMG I'll have to go get some the next time I go to a non-healthfood store!

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      moonfairy 5 years ago

      Blond Logic

      Talfonso

      Kalux

      Litsabd

      vintagetreasures

      nina64

      Thanks to you all for enjoying my hub and giving Crisco a try...I swear you won't be disappointed!

      Michele Travis....yes, try the teabags and the crisco and I truly hope they work for you!!!!!!!

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      nina64 5 years ago from chicago, Illinois

      Who knew that Crisco could be used as a beauty product? I'm not walking to the store, I'm running to purchase my can of Crisco!!!! Now I can do away with all those other expensive beauty products that claim to moisturize my skin. Awesome hub......voted up and away!!!!!!

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      Terri 5 years ago

      I LOVE it! Definitely gotta try this!

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      Michele Travis 5 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      Thank you again moonfairy, we have a lot of tea bags filled with caffeine and I will by Crisco today!

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      litsabd 5 years ago

      This is great information you shared with us! I hope I can find Crisco products somewhere in Greece as I am soooo anxious to test them! :)

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      Kalux 5 years ago from Canada

      Very interesting, I love trying things like this!

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      talfonso 5 years ago from Tampa Bay, FL

      The CSPI and other health nuts detest Crisco because of the hydrogenated oils that can clog arteries! But you sure have a good use for it besides food! I didn't know until I read your Hub that it's an inexpensive beauty product!

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      Mary Wickison 5 years ago from Brazil

      Many years ago I remember Joan Collins saying she always removed her make-up before going to bed. She said if she didn't have cold cream she would use Crisco!

      I haven't tried it but will now. I hate paying over the odds for a fancy name.

      Fun hub.

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      moonfairy 5 years ago

      GlstngRosePetals...glad I talked you into it, you won't be sorry!

      Michele Travis...I have faith that the Crisco will help. As far as the puffiness, try brewing a teabag and then letting it cool and apply to your undereyes...caffeine is known to reduce puffiness...and good luck!

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      Michele Travis 5 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      Thanks for this hub. I have tried everything, but nothing works. I will try Crisco. My only other problem is that under my eyes the skin is kind of puffy. Do you know of any way to help with that?

      Voted up!

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      GlstngRosePetals 5 years ago from Wouldn't You Like To Know

      OK you talked me into it! IM going to take a plunge in to the lard for im not getting any younger and i live in one of the driest states. Keeping my skin moist is impossible with everything that i have tryed so far. Great hub!! Voted up!!!

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      moonfairy 5 years ago

      starbright...hope you can find an equivalent...I love the stuff! Thanks

      for your comment =)

      Nellrenae... it does last forever and that's a good thing!!

      Jentu.. I love hearing about simple and cheap as well, especially if it

      works!

      zionsphere...yes, weird, but it really does work...so good luck!

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      zionsphere 5 years ago from Oregon

      Ok..weird, but Awesome! I have this problem with my cheeks getting dry, and my makeup getting scaley when I put it on. I bet this would work better than the over night cream I use in the morning to prevent becoming a lizard, and MUCH cheaper! Thanks for the tip :)

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      Jentu 5 years ago from U.S.

      I love hearing about simple and cheap around the house products that can be used for beauty. First time hearing about this one but I think I'll give it a go!

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      Nellrenae 5 years ago

      I have to say it is nice to know what else I can use crisco for. It seems like the stuff lasts forever and I do not bake very much so I always seem to have too much.

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      Lucy Jones 5 years ago from Scandinavia

      Oh joy of joys. Got to find out if I can get this or an equivalent in Scandinavia. What a find. Thanks for sharing MoonFairy. Voted up as useful.

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      moonfairy 5 years ago

      MarleneB- I tried a little on my hair end this morning and it worked great...thanks for the tip!!

      Green Art. thank you and yes, give it a try!!

      dianetrotter...I use it on my eyes every day and love it =)

      khmohsin...thanks for your feedback!!!

      jennzie...you've got to try it....it's fabulous!!!

      Thank you all for your kind comments =)

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      jennzie 5 years ago from Lower Bucks County, PA

      I never thought of Crisco as a skin moisturizer. Great hub!

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      khmohsin 5 years ago

      moonfairy

      I will prefer Crisco to my loved ones. It seems great as you elaborated. I think they will also like to have this.

      Thanks for your share too. Liked and shared with friends too

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      G. Diane Nelson Trotter 5 years ago from Fontana

      OMG! I've got to try this. We use to cook with Crisco all the time. Wouldn't dare now but for eyes? Gotta try!

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      Green Art 5 years ago

      Wow, what a great find. Thanks for sharing this super tip, I will definitely give it a whirl. Voted UP and Useful!

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      Marlene Bertrand 5 years ago from Northern California, USA

      I am sure there are many beauties who use Crisco, but will not admit that they use it. I have been using Crisco since I was a child. Nothing works better. I have the big Costco size in my pantry. It lasts for years because I only use a little at a time. I put it in a smaller container and keep it in the bathroom. I love that stuff. For people with really dry hair, it also makes a fabulous hair cream.

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      moonfairy 5 years ago

      I agree Farmer Rachel...might as well use it for beauty =) I really do like the stuff!! Thanks for your feedback.

      innerspin, I hope you have good luck finding something comperable in the UK...do let me know!