Thrifty Tip: Anti-blister Stick
December 29, 2012 5 Comments
Hello! I’m writing this post entirely on my new iPhone, which was a Christmas gift from my dad. I’ve never had one before so I’m very excited and thankful to have it! :) Let’s see how well it works for putting up quick posts. On to today’s quick tip!
On the left in the photo above is a Anti-Blister protectant stick. It’s meant to be used on areas of your feet that tend to rub against the edges of your shoes uncomfortably, eventually causing blisters or wounds. What this clear balm does is reduce the friction between skin and shoes, making it less likely for you to wound yourself.
Now these little balm sticks can be quite a bit pricey at around 700 – 800 Php each. The one I have isn’t even available locally (got it in Hong Kong) and the Schick brand ones you can find here are even pricier. So my mom one day suggested that I try using a clear deodorant stick of a similar consistency instead. Genius and so very obvious at the same time!
I just happened to have the Alba botanical deo stick lying around. It was a deo that I had tried in an effort to go natural, but did not end up liking as a deodorant at all. It’s a clear stick deodorant, which is exactly what you’ll need to substitute the anti-chafing stick– you don’t white residue all over your feet, yeah? I’m pretty sure different clear deo sticks will have different consistencies, so look out for one that’s on the firmer side so that it doesn’t melt away quickly.
So, did it work? Yup! It was a pretty good substitute and it smelled good too (this despite the stick claiming to be fragrance free–not complaining). The only down side is that my Alba Botanica stick is HUGE so it’s not as convenient to carry around, but I’m sure there are smaller options out there!
And that’s my quick thrifty tip! Clear deo stick as anti-chafing gel replacement. It’s cheaper, smells good, and (most importantly) it works! :) Hope that was helpful!
**Edit from my laptop: Not bad for a phone post! Had to conter the photo on my laptop though. Will figure that out next time! :)