When shopping for household products, sanitary and cleaning products are essentials.
They are among the long list you have made for yourself on the way to the grocery store.
And so, you cannot help but wonder what the most expensive products would be before arriving at the local supermarket. Here are the five more expensive cleaning and personal hygiene products on average.
The most expensive cleaning and personal sanitation products are hair care products, shaving gel, Swiffers, detergents, soaps, and menstrual products.
These are all commonly purchased and outrageously expensive, considering the actual cost to produce them. The following list will be an overview of these products, their prices, and alternatives you can use.
Shampoo, conditioner, and other hair care products
Especially for our curly-haired people, shampoos and other hair care products can be super expensive. A small container of hair conditioner the size of an average woman’s hand can be $20.
This is especially the case for hair products made for people with curly hair textures. Despite there being excellent enriching properties within the products, the truth is, it should not cost that much.
When trying to save on hair care products, it is wise to purchase off-brand or cheaper products if your hair is not particular.
If your hair requires a certain amount of attention in nutrients and maintenance, purchase from discount stores, online, or wait for sales to come up. If that does not play out well, mix water and other natural ingredients with the products to make them last longer.
You can also make certain products like leave-in conditioners or hair masks with fruits and vegetables from your local supermarket.
Finally, look online: type in your hair texture and see what pops up for at-home solutions for said products.
Shaving gel is an essential part of many people’s routines. The price can also be hard on the wallet.
To save on shaving gel, purchase cheaper products, dilute the solution or use less of the product at once.
Yes, we all know about Swiffers and how practical they are. Even so, the attachments that the picker-uppers use can quickly add up.
If you find that this is getting out of hand, you can always opt for the old dustpan and broom or use a reusable/washable rag to take care of inevitable messes. It is less convenient, but you will be happier with your receipts!
Dishwasher detergent and Laundry Detergents are individual products that tend to be a little overpriced and purchased often. Eventually, the total you spend on these products becomes quite the expense!
Waiting for sales, as well as purchasing no-name brands or less famous brands, can save you quite a lot of money.
However, it’s more so the amount you use that requires you to purchase more, making this purchase significantly expensive. Therefore, try using a little less than recommended when you do washes to save money.
Essentials that get used up faster than you seem to keep up with are soaps. Soaps and lotions keep us at a certain level of decency and make us feel good about ourselves afterward.
But, unfortunately, with the recent pandemic, essential soaps became more expensive and other regular household products.
Choose off-brand soaps, or you can even learn how to make your own.
Pads and Tampons
Women’s menstrual products such as pads, tampons, cups, and other products can add up significantly. But, considering they are essential to providing women protection during their cycles, they cannot afford not to buy them.
You can purchase these products in bulk when you find them on sale. Otherwise, seek brands that provide you with a better flow absorbency and longevity.
As for cups, many are reusable, and it is advisable to reuse them during the period tie frame until you no longer feel it is sanitary to use. Then, purchase or use a new one each period.
We hope the list helps you save money next time you are at the grocery store.