DIY makeup remover: I made this with just 2 cups water & 1/4 tsp olive oil, so it was FREE. I'm storing it in an empty isopropanol bottle that I cleaned VERY thoroughly (alcohol in eyes = hell fire). Just shake it up and swipe your eyes with a cotton ball. Works pretty flippin' well. I will NEVER buy eye makeup remover again.
French Vanilla Coffee Creamer: I had intentions to make my own vanilla syrup, but I ended up buying a bottle of Torrini's instead. So, if it wasn't for the syrup & the quart jar to put it in, the grand total would've been $3 instead of $8. And it tastes pretty awesome.
I already had all these ingredients on hand so I went ahead and made me a 16oz bottle of the stuff. The problem I had with this, is that the baking soda doesn't dissolve in its solution.. so my hair looks like chalk.
I found a bottle of liquid fabric softener at Kroger for $2.50 this morning. I refilled my pre-existing Febreze bottle (27oz) with 2T baking soda & 1/8c fabric softener and filled with hot water. The recipe is for 32oz, but even though I'm 5oz off, it still doesn't smell too concentrated.
Since I spend a lot of time in my car driving to and fro, I generate a lot of trash.
I bought a two-gallon cereal container (tupperware aisle) at Wal-Mart for $7. I had to put a weight in the can before I lined it so the can won't fall over every time I swerve around pedestrians in a crosswalk. :)