10:04 AM EST, November 29, 2012
One woman actually rubbed mayonnaise in her hair because it's supposed to make your hair fuller and shinier.
It's a hair conditioning treatment you can make yourself using a half cup of mayonnaise, one tablespoon of coconut oil, and one teaspoon of coconut extract.
Plastic surgeon Dr. Andrew Ordon said, "Put in sort of like conditioner. Leave it in twenty minutes, something like that."
Dr. Ordon is co-host of the hit show The Doctors and the author of Better in 7: Advice on How to Improve Yourself in Seven Days.
His book contains dozens of ways to use everyday things right in your home as beauty products.
“I know it sounds a little hocus-pocus to you, but it's based in science,” said Dr. Ordon.
How about avocado as a wrinkle cream?
The recipe mixes three tablespoons of fresh cream, one-quarter avocado, and one tablespoon of honey.
Leave the cream on your face for one hour every day for a week.
“Your skin is going to feel so smooth you won't believe it,” said Dr. Ordon.
Dr. Ordon says seaweed flakes can help combat cellulite on your legs.
Put one-half cup of seaweed flakes in a bowl, add water, and mix in one-quarter cup of baby oil.
Rub the seaweed onto your thighs, and then cover firmly with plastic wrap.
The model who tried the concoction said, “It's a little cold and slimy.”
Ordon says peanut butter can fight stretch marks. Apply two tablespoons of peanut butter and one tablespoon of vegetable shortening.
“I think you're going to see some subtle changes with those stretch marks,” said Dr. Ordon.
A quick and easy hand moisturizer includes rubbing vegetable shortening onto your hands, and then covering them with thick cotton socks before you go to bed.
But one of Dr. Ordon's home recipes tops them all. He suggests rubbing half an onion into your scalp. Dr. Ordon says the nutrients in the onion stimulate hair growth.
INSIDE EDITION's model found that a little tough to take, “It smells like an onion,” she said.