Date Posted: 14:05:05 07/03/06 Mon
Subject: Dollar General Lotion- with measurments
This is how it was given to me:
Get ingredients at Dollar General:
I bottle baby lotion (pink) their brand (DG) (15 oz size)
1 jar vaseline (13.2 oz size)
1 jar vitamin E-cream (4 oz size)
Empty all into large bowl. Mix well. I use my elecrtic beaters, makes it flufflier & makes a lot. Blend well!!! All the ingredients were Dollar General brand.
[> Re: Dollar General Lotion- with measurments -- CarolB, 05:19:01 07/10/06 Mon 
Have any of our Aussie members tried making this lotion/cream?
If so, all suggestions are welcome for ingredient brands, stores to purchase at, etc.
who needs to convert the ingredient measurements to metric, among other things ...
[> Re: Dollar General Lotion- with measurments -- Jesslynn, 23:53:53 07/03/06 Mon 
I just made a batch of this tonight. I bought the as I call it "Sleepy Lotion" ya know the one with Lavendar. The hardest part was getting it into the little bottles I bought at Wal-Mart. I don't know how I can make it easier next time. Any suggestions?
[> [> Re: Dollar General Lotion- with measurments -- gwen, 23:57:59 07/03/06 Mon 
Try your photo places and get the 35 mm clear film cannisters. Have several people who use these for their creams good luck gwen
[> Re: Dollar General Lotion- with measurments -- jmarie, 01:20:08 07/04/06 Tue 
I made this yesterday. I used:
1 bottle (15 oz) DG "Sleepy Lotion" baby lotion
1 jar (8 oz) Delon Vitamin E skin cream
1 jar (7.5 oz) DG Petroleum Jelly
Softened Petroleum Jelly in the microwave for about 45 seconds. Added the other two ingredients. Whipped it up. Filled several pill bottles. (Will be checking with WalMart for empty film canisters) Just keep in mind this makes A LOT!!!
I tried it last night on my feet (which are like lizard leather) along with socks. WOW what a difference this morning. Took several to work for the gals to try and comment. Anxious to hear what they say tomorrow.
My only complaint - clean up was a bit mess - but well worth it.
Good luck everybody.
[> Re: Dollar General Lotion- with measurments -- kiki, 07:28:52 07/04/06 Tue 
im going to have a go at making this cream on the weekend i was thinking i could put some in a soap dispenser. and store the rest in the containers . will it come out of a soap dispenser or will it be to thick???
[> Re: Dollar General Lotion- with measurments -- Jesslynn, 07:33:42 07/04/06 Tue 
Not sure if it would work in a "pump" type bottle. It is a bit thick.
DG Cream ? -- Terrie, 16:47:45 07/09/06 Sun 
Has anyone tried this in a pump container like hand lotion comes in? or is it tooo thick?
Answered my own question - made some and put it in an old hand soap dispenser and it works fine.
Thanks Wilma for sharing this
Poems for Cream
Date Posted: 18:00:53 07/02/06 Sun
Subject: Look - Labels for Wilmas foot/elbow cream
I noticed someone asking for a poem for the Dollar General cream on an earlier post, so I made one up and then made up some labels. Hope they are useful to someone.
Here is the lotion formula from Wilma:
Get ingredients at Dollar General:
I bottle baby lotion (pink) their brand (DG)
1 jar vaseline
1 jar vitamin E-cream
Empty all into large bowl.Mix well. I use my elecrtic beaters, makes it flufflier & makes a lot. Blend well!!! All the ingredients were Dollar General brand. For storage, I filled up the vaseeline jar, the vitamin 3 jar and 3 ziplock small snap and store jars.
If your feet are needing pampering
Or your elbows need a loving touch
Just use this cream, go on rub it in
You don’t need to use too much
It’s made of baby lotion and Vaseline
Mixed together with Vitamin E
Then packed up in a bottle
With a little hug from me
© 2006 Yvonne Lowther
Re: -- jacksmum, 04:42:25 07/10/06 Mon 
Here's a different poem. Hope it helps
When your skin is dry
and looking worse for wear
use a dab of cream
and rub it everywhere.
A little bit of heaven
found right inside a jar
guaranteed to soothe
where rough patches are.
© Sue Pitchfork 2006~
Re: NAMES SO FAR FOR WANDA'S CREAM -- kritterno1, 21:37:35 07/10/06 Mon 
This special stuff is called Wonder Cream
And you'll quickly see it works like a dream
Just rub it in and you'll wonder why
Your feet and elbows don't feel so dry
© 2006 ME Ryan
Tag & Poem by Lisa
Date Posted: 03:07:19 07/16/06 Sun
Author: Lisa (;^))
Subject: Here's a tag I came up with for the home-made skin cream.
I had this graphic and thought it would look cute on a tag for the cream. I wrote this little ditty to go with it. It might show up here really big, but if you'll e-mail me and put "Cream" in the subject line. I'll send it to you. I made it 2" X 3". Seems like when I use my newest graphic program, and save it to my PhotoBucket account, it shows up huge! Don't know why.....Anywho, here it is. Hugs, Lisa
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v649/ ... cream1.jpg
Poem on Tag
Try this homemade wrinkle cream...
slather it on good and thick...
Your skin will look and feel brand new.
It really does the trick!
© Lisa Messenger
Ideas & Sources: Containers for Wilma's Cream
Date Posted: 20:31:21 07/05/06 Wed
Subject: I found containers for Wilma's cream!
You ladies are corrupting me! I didn't want to take on another project but it seemed so easy. Okay I just wanted to share with you the containers I found at the Dollar Tree. They are in the beauty isle, they come in blue, pink, white and purple. 2 small circles about 2" and 3 bottles the size of a travel size shampoo about 4" it also contained a bath scrubby that you could use to make those cute angel scrubbies! All that for $1.00! What a deal! My husband is going to string me up and take away my wallet! LOL!
[> Re: I found containers for Wilma's cream! -- melinda, 21:48:01 07/05/06 Wed 
THANKS SO MUCH! I used the glad containers but don't care for them too much. THere is not way to really make them look nice. I went on line to purchase containers but this is much better.
[> Re: I found containers for Wilma's cream! -- HDMac, 13:16:53 07/06/06 Thu 
I have my eye out for these... anxious to make some as gifts!
[> Re: I found containers for Wilma's cream! -- FayeW, 18:03:08 07/06/06 Thu 
Here is an idea for the cream. Use clear film containers that you can get free at any place that develops film. Saw this at a craft fair where the person was selling her creams.
[> Re: I found containers for Wilma's cream! -- ~BETTY~ B, 18:43:15 07/06/06 Thu 
I was at the Dollar General today and found some white ceramic jars with colored tops that looked like flowers and have a metal closure on them similar to what's on a canning jar..they were only $1.50 each also some plain glass jars with silver tops 3 for $2.00 think I will try these as I plan to give it as presents.
[> Re: I found containers for Wilma's cream! -- -Cougar1, 05:49:12 07/07/06 Fri 
Thank you Jodi. The Dollar Tree is right across the street from where I work. Guess I'll check it out at lunch and see if they have them there. ~Tricia
Subject: more containers for wilma's hand and foot creme
what about using the 2.5 ounce jars of the first foods baby food they are only 34 cents including baby food lol and you could always paint the lids so they would be really cute.(after the baby food is gone of course)
also in the travel size aisle of wal-mart they have empty travel bottles for 50 cents each used for shampoo lotions and such, at our wal-mart there are two different kinds of these the flat bottles(used for hand lotions and the round bottles also.
have a blessed and wonderful day
Re: more containers for wilma's hand and foot creme -- Jesslynn, 22:11:11 07/07/06 Fri 
I used the WalMart bottles and they were a pain to have to fill! I would suggest using a container with a bigger mouth.
Re: more containers for wilma's hand and foot creme -- shirttails, 08:22:11 07/08/06 Sat 
Would it work to put the cream in a ziplock bag? Clip a corner and add a icing tip (large one like for adding eggyolks to deviled eggs. You could save the messy bag for yourself to use for a while. I use ziplocks all the time for icing bags and thought it might just work.
Re: more containers for wilma's hand and foot creme -- Jenny Leigh, 17:23:13 07/08/06 Sat 
I'm a lurker here most of the time but wanted to share what I used for the DS cream.
I purchased some snack-size disposable containers at Deals (another everything's a dollar store). The ones I bought were 4.5 oz. and had 6 in a package. (I chose these over film canisters, because I thought I may have trouble getting the cream out of the the film containers.) These were in the baby section and came in lavender and teal green. Since I chose the Sleepy Time scent of the baby lotion, I thought the lavender was an appropriate choice.
Also, if you have a Deals in your area, they have the Vitamin E cream ($1, of course). My DG only had the 2-in-a-pkg. for $3.50. Also, my DG did not have the 13 oz. petroleum jelly, but Deals did.
If you purchase everything at Deals and use the 4.5 oz. containers, you can get 7 containers (plus a dab left over for yourself) of cream for a cost of 60 cents each.
Re: more containers for wilma's hand and foot creme -- Terry, 16:46:03 07/10/06 Mon 
I knew I had my DD save those baby food jars for something! With the label, some fabric and ribbon on the lid, how cute is that? Great gifts.
Online Sources - Containers for Cream
Date Posted: 02:44:59 07/11/06 Tue
Subject: Cream & lotion containers available online....
Ladies, I found this website with all kinds of containers
both economical and fancy...
I found some cream jars that are very inexpensive and yet look great.
Hugs - Jude!
[> Re: Cream & lotion containers available online.... -- Jill, 19:32:35 07/13/06 Thu 
There are some 1 oz containers on ebay for .28 cents piece you can order any amount from 1 to 4911 which is all that she has and the shipping is $7.95 no matter how many you order. I am on my way to town to get some lotion. I will try my hand at it tomorrow as We do not have any parts to do at work so we are shut down so we get a 3 day weekend. YEAH
Here is the web address.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... %3AIT&rd=1
More on Lotion Containers
Date Posted: 12:05:52 07/16/06 Sun
Subject: Crystal Lite tubs as DG lotion containers? ? ? ?
For years I have saved those little tubs for something; now I want to make the DG lotion and as of yet I don't have any containers. I thought about my little tubs but I need some kind of top so the lotion doesn't dry out. Here's what I came up with: colored plastic wrap secured with a rubberband; then use a small doily (1/2 dollar size) over the top for decoration. What do you think? Any other ideas?
Re: Crystal Lite tubs as DG lotion containers ? ? ? ? -- ShirleyT, 16:22:44 07/16/06 Sun 
How about this...
Use a heavy mylar or perhaps the clear plastic sheets that come in bacon. Trace the top on it so that you have a perfect circle to fit the top. Bend it in half. Only glue one half of the circle to the rim, so that the other half can be lifted to fill with cream. Maybe close it with a little piece of tape after filling. Sit it on a piece of plastic saran wrap and pull it up tightly around it and tie it off with a ribbon. Doily would be cute too like you said. I need to start saving those little buggers! LOL
Re: Crystal Lite tubs as DG lotion containers ? ? ? ? -- Sassie, 08:39:25 07/17/06 Mon 
Thanks Shirley; I like your idea better than mine!
Re: Crystal Lite tubs as DG lotion containers ? ? ? ? -- PattyWV, 08:53:36 07/17/06 Mon 
My son came in with a handful of condiment containers and lids from McDonalds.
GD Anna told him we could put our soft knees cream in them lol.
She looks out for Grandma Patty.
Anyway he did'nt know what she was talking about.
He still brought home a few.
Anna was right it works great for small amounts.
Anna helped me make some,Ronnie(DH)thought we had strawberry cool whip.
Good thing it was'nt April Fool's Day...lol.
Re: Crystal Lite tubs as DG lotion containers ? ? ? ? -- melinda ny, 09:09:52 07/17/06 Mon 
we bought the little canning jars, they were on sale. they look cute, filled all 12 and even some small pill bottles 4.
Plus we used Mango butter, instead of baby lotion. and half of the vaseline like Sis said.
Consistency of Cream & Recipe
Date Posted: 11:31:33 07/06/06 Thu
Subject: question about Wilma's cream
A question for anyone who has made the cream. How thick is it?? Can it be used in bottles as well as jars??
Appreciate any info, Thanks
[> Re: question about Wilma's cream -- smiley granny aka Mary, 16:29:57 07/06/06 Thu 
I also was wondering about the thickness, and also where did the receipe go.I went to get the directions and could not find it any place..
I really need it as I said I'd do a program at TOPS next week on feet.. What better way to give a program than to have everyone do a massage...Is it ok to use the mixer I cook with to mix this up?
Smiley Granny aka Mary
Re: question about Wilma's cream -- Huskerfan, 17:21:09 07/06/06 Thu
This is the recipe I have and it works.
From Dollar General
1 bottle baby lotion Pink bottle
1 jar vaseline (7.5 oz give or take)
1 jar Vit. E cream (8 oz give or take)
All depends on the kind you get how much it weighs. I got all Dollar General brand and cost me $3.
[> Re: question about Wilma's cream -- jmarie, 17:30:05 07/06/06 Thu
I used the same "recipe" as Linda. I did heat the vaseline in the microwave for about 45 seconds just to soften it a bit. I used a stainless steel bowl and my regular handheld electric mixer. Washed everything really well with dish soap and then ran through the dishwasher. Lotion turned out a little softer than whipped margarine.
Everybody I have given this to has raved about how great it works.
More on Containers for Cream
Date Posted: 21:18:00 07/07/06 Fri
Author: Deb in GA
Subject: Looky at what I made! Dollar store Cream
Looky what I been doing......house is a wreck and dogs are hungry, but I have a bowl full of lotion! LOL
Bottles are from a freecycle friend
Labels and poems are from Yvonne
Recipe is from Wanda.....
Gonna give it to ladies I work with....
Have a couple hints......
a butter knife works good getting it in the bottles......is slow but not to messy.
I heated everything in the microwave, made it easy to mix by hand.
It makes a LARGE amount......better go find more bottles....lol
Hugs from Ga
Picture: Deb's Bottled Cream
Note: Link deleted since Deb removed picture from Photobucket.
Re: Looky at what I made! Dollar store Cream -- penny, 23:20:55 07/07/06 Fri 
Great idea, I have alot of pill bottles. You did a great job on the bottles. I know the ladies at work will enjoy the lotion.
[> Re: Looky at what I made! Dollar store Cream -- crafterwannabe, 23:39:42 07/07/06 Fri 
Looks like you'll be making your co-workers very, very happy! I think you have your priorities just right but maybe you'd better feed the dogs! I got the rest of my "makings" tonight and will be making some tomorrow.
[> Re: Looky at what I made! Dollar store Cream -- Huskerfan, 23:51:32 07/07/06 Fri 
I have also made some and put it in those 1/2 c. jelly canning jars. I have had them for years and not useing them for anything else. It is easy to get the lotion in and easy to use. I love the stuff. Only made it a couple of days ago so haven't had a really good chance to use it much but am happy so far.
[> Re: Looky at what I made! Dollar store Cream -- Caboobie, 03:42:52 07/08/06 Sat 
Hi Deb, Glad my labels were useful. It's always nice to see our poems etc being used, thanks for showing us your efforts.
[> Re: Looky at what I made! Dollar store Cream -- Lori Jean, 12:08:28 07/08/06 Sat 
Nice job, Deb! I know Walmart carries empty little "squeeze bottles" in the Health & Beauty department. They are .50 cents each and you can find them near the sample items.
Lori Jean )
Another Recipe & "Testimonials"
Date Posted: 06:24:29 07/07/06 Fri
Subject: ??? Dollar General Lotion
Ok I've seen assorted recipes posted for this lotion.
I now have 2 jars of vitamin e skin cream 8 oz.
2 bottles of baby lotion 15 oz,and one jar of petroleum jelly 7.5 oz.
I'll go with majority rules.
What's the recipe?
[> Re: ??? Dollar General Lotion -- Jesslynn, 08:25:30 07/07/06 Fri 
I used 1 8 oz. jar of Vitamin E
1 15 oz. Bottle of Lotion
1 7.5 oz. jar of Vaseline
[> Re: ??? Dollar General Lotion -- PattyWV, 08:35:53 07/07/06 Fri 
Does the petroleum jelly make it very greasy?
Does it absorb pretty good or feel sticky?
I have read that it makes a large quantity.
I have a few baby food containers,the little plastic rectangular boxes.
I think I'll try to make use of them for this.
[> Re: ??? Dollar General Lotion -- Frankie, 09:37:28 07/07/06 Fri 
I used the same amount ingredients as Jesslynn. I love the feel of the cream. It is not greasy, you just don't need to use a lot of it. A little goes a long way. It's not a lotion, it's a cream. I have very dry, flakey skin on my legs and I used it last night. Today there is no sign of flaking. So this cream is deffinately a keeper for me. I'll be keeping it by my kitchen sink and also in the bathroom to use after showers. The amount is not too much. I think it's plenty for yourself and couple of dry skinned friends like me. tee-hee I didn't use the baby lotion, I used a cucumber melon type from the dollar store. I figured that DH would use it too if it didn't smell too girlie. By the way, he likes it too.
[> Re: ??? Dollar General Lotion -- Nanny, 10:03:12 07/07/06 Fri 
You have the same products I have used for over a year now . I just love the cream. I suffer(used to) from psorsias on my elbows and believe me this works !! I place all ingredients in an old tupperware bowl (large)and whip with my hand beater. Comes out wonderful. Fill jars I always save my vitamin E jars to reuse. Have passed this around at work and their families now use it as well. I run all eguipment through the dish washer. LOL A whole lot easier to wash up this way.
Hugs and best wishes
[> Re: ??? Dollar General Lotion -- Huskerfan, 11:13:22 07/07/06 Fri 
I used the same amount as Jesslyn. I love the stuff. Am going to try a different lotion also so my DH will try it. I know he isn't going to use the smelly kind I have now. It is great stuff tho.
[> Re: ??? Dollar General Lotion -- PattyWV, 16:54:53 07/07/06 Fri 
Nanny did you use one of each item?
Looks like that's what everyone is doing.
Thank's for the input.
Wilma? thanks again for originally starting a thread about this.
Yvonne,Thank You for your cute lables.
Tomorrow is our family reunion and guess what I'm taking for the family auction LOL.
[> Re: ??? Dollar General Lotion -- Linda Green, 01:33:26 07/08/06 Sat
Man I guess I need to try and make some of this. The way all is talking it is wonderful. So May I get the receipe for this. I allready ask some neighbors to start saving me the old medcine bottles.
Thanks to all for the wonderful sayings, i want to try it now
[> Re: ??? Dollar General Lotion -- jazbo, 07:03:26 07/08/06 Sat 
It is good stuff - love it! I used the same recipe Jesslynn posted. It feels like it will be greasy when you first put it on, but it soaks into the skin like a dream.
Have to tell you a funny story, though. I gave out some to our ladies church group & just put a simple label on it with main ingredients - baby lotion, vaseline, & Vit. E cream. So one creative lady thought she would make her own. She called me, saying hers was very runny & if she whipped it more, would it get thicker? I asked her what she put in it; she had put a bottle of baby oil in it, instead! She said that was what my label said. I said, really? So she read it back to me & of course, the first thing was baby LOTION! (not oil). I suggested she put her formula in a pump bottle. And she had made a double batch! Yikes! lol
[> Re: ??? Dollar General Lotion -- PattyWV, 08:41:09 07/08/06 Sat 
It may be pretty good with a small quantity of baby oil added in.
Clean up is a little messy,but Dawn dish liqid sure helps.
I'm taking two of the vitamin e skin cream jars to the reunion for our auction.
I used it last night,and it does a great job.
[> Re: ??? Dollar General Lotion -- Nanny, 09:08:04 07/08/06 Sat 
Yes for each batch I use 1 of each . I see you have already made it up and tried it. Sorry for the late response.
[> Re: ??? Dollar General Lotion -- jenjoy, 13:11:28 07/08/06 Sat 
So...where do you get this vitamin E skin cream?
[> Re: ??? Dollar General Lotion -- gram3167, 17:39:38 07/08/06 Sat 
Can you tell me if the Vitamin E is a cream or lotion?
I bought lotion yesterday and not sure if it was the right product for this hand cream. Thanks for any help.
[> Re: ??? Dollar General Lotion -- Jodi, 17:40:41 07/08/06 Sat 
vitamin E skin cream is in the beauty isle at dollar gen. I made a batch up but didn't like the scent at all
I also thought it was very greesy. I'm going to try the sleepy scent they had to see if I like that scent better.
Pricing Discussion for Cream ... And Filling Containers
Date Posted: 12:49:48 07/07/06 Fri
Subject: need a price
I asked a question earlier about what people charge for the cream, but never got an answer,so i guess i will try again. What are people charging for the foot and elbow cream.
[> Re: need a price -- Jesslynn, 14:33:22 07/07/06 Fri 
I just made it for myself. I guess if I were to charge it would depend on the size of the container. I personally used 4 oz. squeeze bottles (not recomended it was difficult to package).
[> Re: need a price -- crafterwannabe, 15:01:53 07/07/06 Fri 
Nancy, there are so many posts about the lotion but most of what I've read are from people trying it for themselves and friends. A few did mention they would be good craft fair items. Here's a reply from Melinda on Caboobie's thread sharing her wonderful labels - but no one answered about the suggested price there either. Even though she mostly doubled the ingredients, her cost seems a little higher than some members mentioned. Can you price it like you do other craft items using your cost for ingredients/supplies as a base? There are various "formulas" for pricing items discussed on the Craft Show Archive Board.
"[> Re: Look - Labels for Wilmas foot/elbow cream -- Melinda, 12:36:49 07/04/06 Tue 
Thank you BOTH - for the recipe and labels. I doubled the recipe except for the vaseline. I got 12 1/2 - 1/2 cup containers out of mine for about $11.00. Do you think selling them for $3.00 is too much? I figure 1.00 per 1/2 cup container was my cost."
[> Re: need a price -- Nancy, 17:39:36 07/07/06 Fri 
Thank you all for answering my post. I was begining to think i smelled that no one was answering me. lol. Just kidding.
I went to Dollar General today and looked for the containers there that someone had posted her,but couldn't find them. So went into housewares and found the cutest little glass containers. They were 3 for $2.00. So will figure my cost from that. Will let you all know what price i come up with and how many containers i got out of it. Thanks again. Nancy
[> Re: need a price -- Frankie, 18:37:16 07/07/06 Fri 
Jesslyn, I used the 4oz containers too. I had no problem getting the cream into them. I used a large funnel with a tip that just fit into the opening of the squeeze bottle. I put the cream into the top of the funnel and squeezed the bottle. When I squeezed, the cream just plopped right into the bottle. Next time give it a try. I love the cream in the squeeze bottle because now I can carry one with me in my purse. I love the stuff and don't want to be without it. tee-hee
[> Re: need a price -- Michelle, 12:51:51 07/08/06 Sat 
The other day we had a yard sale and we sold some for $4.00 they where in a jelly jar.I had some in a 4oz bottle sold them for $2.00
We had a tester set out and a lot of pepole wanted it he had to go and get the stuff to make more.I have had order for christmas gifts
Getting Lotion into the Bottle
Date Posted: 08:24:42 07/08/06 Sat
Subject: Hint for getting the hand lotion in bottles
Try putting your lotion in a large ziplock bag, seal the bag, cut off a small amount on one of the corners on the bag and you should be able to just squeeze your lotion into the bottles. It should be helpful when using small mouth bottles. Deb C
[> Re: Hint for getting the hand lotion in bottles -- PattyWV, 08:32:06 07/08/06 Sat 
We can use a cone bag to do that. Thanks for the tip.
[> Re: Hint for getting the hand lotion in bottles -- Frankie, 09:32:58 07/08/06 Sat 
I used the squeeze type bottles from walmart. I put a funnel with a large tip that just fit into the bottle. Filled the funnel with the cream and squeezed the bottle. It formed a suction and the cream just plopped right into the bottle. I just tapped the bottle on the counter and the cream went to the bottom. Then I continued to fill.
Just another idea.
[> Re: Hint for getting the hand lotion in bottles -- Jesslynn, 12:47:28 07/08/06 Sat 
After trying to fill the bottles using a funnel (without the squeezing technique), I put my lotion into my candy making squeeze bottle. It had a larger mouth than the bottles from WalMart so it was easier to fill it and then squeeze the lotion into the smaller bottles. I did have to tap on the counter but it drove the dog in the upstairs apartment NUTS LOL! It would start barking like a mad man when I was tapping on the counter.
[> Re: Hint for getting the hand lotion in bottles -- Susie, 13:12:19 07/08/06 Sat 
Deb,that is a great idea!I'll try that one when I make mine.It sounds like alot less cleaning up too...just toss the bag.
Date Posted: 12:38:12 07/08/06 Sat
Subject: Ingredients for "Dollar Store" lotion
Ok ladies...I did some bargin hunting yesterday.
My Big Lots has 13 oz. vaseline for 98 cents.
I then stepped over to the Family dollar (right next door) and they had some of the Vitamin E cream for $3 (not a lot off but every penny counts...right?)
Just thought I would share my findings...of course I know that every Big Lots is different but you never know without looking. And to think I was really looking for cheap tea pots LOL.
Buying Ingredients at Dollar Tree/Elsewhere
Date Posted: 11:22:42 07/09/06 Sun
Subject: Dollar General/Dollar Tree Lotion
If I missed this question on an earlier post, sorry. In my area we have Dollar Tree stores. Is anyone buying the lotion ingredients there? If so, what are you buying? I saw a lotion there yesterday that had vitamin E but I wasn't sure if that was what I should be buying. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
[> Re: Dollar General/Dollar Tree Lotion -- Melinda, 21:22:48 07/09/06 Sun 
Here is my opinion - I think if you use Dollar Tree, Dollar General, Dollar Store, etc. baby lotion, vaseline and Vitamin E it will be OK. Alot of this is the cost effectiveness not counting the smooth, silky feel you get on your skin.
Let me tell you, I use it on my feet. Now give it a minute to soak in. WOW! Anything that is dry - your legs,, hands, elbows, feet, back, etc. IT IS GREAT. and not greasy. That is why you use the smaller amount of vaseline. I used 2 of the lotions and Vit. E and 1 vaseline. It is so whipped and soft and easy to get into a container with a wide type mouth.
OK. Someone elses turn!
[> Re: Dollar General/Dollar Tree Lotion -- gaylesfolly, 04:14:07 07/10/06 Mon 
when i started making up batches of the recipe, i could not get the vitamin e cream at dollar tree. they did have the vaseline. i got the other ingredients at the family dollar store. since i didn't want to smell like a clean baby, i love the suave cucumber melon lotion, but any will do. in the winter this is great just all over the body after you get out of the shower. gave a bottle to my daughter for her and the new babe. this is great for their bottoms. the vaseline repells the moisture, the vitamin e encourages healing and the lotion makes them smell good. it is also good for heat rash when applied to clean dry skin.
[> Re: Dollar General/Dollar Tree Lotion -- Susie, 12:35:38 07/09/06 Sun 
I was wondering the same thing. We have Dollar Tree and the 99 Cent store where I live but no Dollar General.
[> Re: Dollar General/Dollar Tree Lotion -- Huskerfan, 18:48:11 07/09/06 Sun 
I would guess that if you got the lotion and a jar of vit E cream and jar of vaseline you would have what you need. Shouldn't matter where you get it. In fact I saw the same jar of Vit E Cream in my grocery store in the dollar isle.