Simple Incense

Incense is one of the simplest things to make. All you need is a small paintbrush or Q-tip, essential oil, and a plain punk ( the kind used during Independence Day to keep lit for the fireworks).
You can also buy plain punks through one of my favorite suppliers, Lavender Lane Forever online.

Lay down newspapers on a table because of the drips. Have a jar or container ready to put your incense in to dry for about a week. Do not enclose in a box while wet as it will mold.

Dip your brush or Q-tip into the essential oil and paint your punk. Make sure that you coat it completely around the stick. Pick up your punk by the end of the stick and place in your jar to dry. I advise only using one scent for a day, otherwise your senses will revolt.

Fresh Mayo

Want a fresh taste of mayonnaise that’s inexpensive? Then try this recipe.
You will need: 1 teaspoon of salt, 2 Tablespoons of vinegar, 1/2 teaspoon of dry, powdered mustard, 2 egg yolks, and 1 1/2 cups of vegetable oil.

In a bowl, mix all the ingredients, except the oil and only 1 teaspoon of the vinegar. Beat in the oil a little at a time. Add remaining vinegar. For an added nip, try a pinch of cayenne. Keep the mayo refrigerated.

Natural Facial Scrub

For this you will need: 1 Tablespoon of plain yogurt, 1 Tablespoon of instant oatmeal, and 1 Tablespoon of cornmeal.

Blend the ingredients together, then apply the scrub to your face in a circular, massaging motion. Wash it off after a few minutes. This is a natural cleansing scrub and less expensive to make than purchasing a facial scrub in your local store.