Welcome to Austerity Tips. With the shattered and failing (read failed) economy, we have no alternative but to take the necessary measures in order to safeguard our wallets from further damage. In other words, we have to save what we can because the situation is getting tighter and tighter with no apparent ease in sight. With this blog, we would like to share tips to stretch our pounds a little bit further?
Our first austerity tip is a strange yet effective one. Last I checked, deodorant, like everything else, is on the rise, price-wise that is. Recently I went to a pharmacy in town only to find that the usuall inexpensive “Rexona” has become very expensive. Now, I don’t use Rexona. I did once, but that’s it and let’s say I didn’t really care for it! Actually, if I had that amount to spend on deodorant in these current times, better to spend it on lemons.
“Lemon not only kills body odor, it also keeps it away for some time. Not to mention that it’s probably a lot safer than the deodorants being sold on the market which contain harmful substances.”
The concept was strange to me. I first came across the use of lemons for a remedy to body odour some years ago. We had some house help who was wonderful but was suffering with a bad case of body odour. My mother in law suggested to my wife that she use lemons to rectify the situation… and apparently it worked! It wasn’t till years later that I found myself in a similar pickle and I couldn’t get my hands on deodorant as I was out and about in town – on my way to work. I saw a fruit vendor on the side of the road selling lemons among other delights. Hastily, I bought a lemon, went to the bathroom at work, split it open, and applied it THOROUGHLY..
Lemon not only kills body odor, it also keeps it away for some time. Not to mention that it’s safer than the deodorants being sold on the market which contain harmful substances like:
- Propylene Glycol
- TEA & DEA
- FD&C Colors
- Talc and others…
But that’s another article. Other remedies call for the use of this lemon (or lime) juice with baking soda. It certainly does the trick for many funky armpits.
Al Jazar: A Minimalist Approach
On Al Jazar Street in al Riyadh Khartoum, under a large white sign spelling out the word “Al Jazar” in big bold black-lined red letters, is a great little take out for a delicious kufta sandwich. As the namesake explicates, the enterprise is a byproduct…