Vinegar works as a wood stain when you add a metal object in the mix and let it sit in a glass container for a week. A handful of pennies will produce a beautiful pale Caribbean blue stain. A wad of steel wool will give you a rich reddish hue. A combination of tea and a metal object in vinegar will produce a black stain. Log this away for later.. This seems really smart and cheap!
Frugal Lemony Foot Scrub This foot scrub recipe – adapted from Organic Body Care Recipes – involves just four ingredients: cornmeal, oats, sea salt and essential oil – in this case lemon essential oil.
Make your own colored sugar for holidays. Put sugar in a bowl and add a little food coloring & mix well. Spread out on a cookie sheet to dry. The pour colored sugar into an old fashioned sugar shaker, the one you find at diners. Alternate colors for a festive look. Or use your colored suger on bake cookies and cakes.