A favourite of mine, I love visiting Trac over at WELCOME TO OUR WORLD who just recently has been giving out tips on the alternative uses of various cleaning products/household goods - SALT and VINEGAR has uses other than putting it on your fish and chips? Who would have thought it!
Anyway one of her latest posts took a look at an astringent for oily skin - it seems that the following is an effective 'remedy':
Combine 2 tablespoons lemon juice, 2 tablespoons vodka, 1 tablespoon distilled water and 1 teaspoon witch hazel. Apply with a clean cloth or cotton balls to skin, then rinse. Do NOT use this on broken skin as it will sting! This will keep in the refrigerator for a week. - Trac.
"I don't know, it was just the first one that came to hand."
"(Exasperated) The first one that came to hand! Do you have any idea just how much that whisky cost?"
(Shakes head) "No." (By now I'm almost wishing he had swallowed said ring.)
"No, I didn't think so. It was only ?????"
(Gulps) "Oh dear" - or words like that.
The moral of this story being inexpensive whisky works just as well when used for this purpose - save the good stuff for it's intended purpose.