DIY/Frugal Tip ~ Make a Boot Tray with a Baking Sheet

 

This time of year, it’s so hard to keep your enterance way clean with all the slush and mess outside.  Try to keep the mess at bay buy using a baking sheet or two for wet shoes and boots.  

DIY ~ Homemade Tiger Balm

 

 

Here is how you can make your own, ‘just like’ Tiger Balm at home and you’d be surprised how easy it really is.  

 

What You Will Need:

 

–   1 oz of cayenne pepper

–   ¾ oz of beeswax

–   3 oz of arnica infused oil

–   20 drops of cinnamon leaf essential oil

–   20 drops of camphor essential oil

–   20 drops of rosemary essential oil

–   25 drops of clary sage essential oil

–   15 drops of sweet birch essential oil  

 

You should be able to find all of the above ingredients at your local health food store.  

 

What You Will Need to do:

 

Melt the beeswax.  Once this has happened, add the remaining ingredients and continue to stir until everything is mixed together well.  Then place in a container with a lid.  

 

 

Frugal Tip ~ Avoid Buying Precooked Food

Some don’t believe this, as it is assumed that raw food costs more but for most items, it’s actually cheaper to avoid precooked foods and starting buying raw. There are always some exceptions to this rule, especially depending on if the item is in season and as a bonus, it’s better for your waistline too

DIY / Frugal Tip ~ Floor Cleaner Recipe

If you want to save some cash by making your own floor cleaner, here are the ingredients that you’ll need, just mix everything together:

–   1/8 cup of liquid soap

–   1/8 cup of white vinegar

–   12 cups of water

–   10 drops of essential oil (optional)

Frugal Tip ~ Remove Odour from your Carpet

To remove odour from your carpet that seems to never want to go away, sprinkle baking soda on your carpet and let it sit overnight.  The following day, sweep up the baking soda and vacuum up whatever baking soda is left over.

 

Homemade Cheddar Fish Crackers Recipe

This is a DIY, frugal recipe to make the famous cheddar fish crackers at home:

What You Will Need:

–   1 ½ cups of grated cheddar cheese

–   3/4 cup of flour

–   4 Tbsp of butter

–   1/8 tsp onion powder

–   ¼ tsp of salt

What You Will Need to do:

1.   Preheat your oven to 350°F.

2.   Mix all the ingredients together in a food processer and mix until the contents form into a ball.

3.   Lightly flour a flat surface and roll out the dough so it is about 1/8” thick.

4.   With the desired cookie cutter of your choice, make the cracker shapes.

5.   Place wax or parchment paper on a baking sheet and transfer the dough shapes onto sheet.

6.   Bake the crackers for 12 minutes or until the edges become golden brown.

7.   After baked, place crackers on a cooling rack and once cooled down, enjoy!

DIY / Frugal Tip ~ Homemade Daily Shower Cleaner

Save quite a bit of money by making homemade daily shower cleaner.  In a spray bottle which can hold about 8 cups, pour 1 cup of rubbing alcohol and the remaining with water.  After each shower, spray your walls and the shower curtain.

 

DIY / Frugal Tip ~ Homemade Potpourri

Save some cash by making some homemade potpourri.  In a bowl, mix some pine cones, citrus peels, cinnamon sticks, whole cloves and allspice.

 

Frugal Tip ~ Ease a Cough and Congestion with Hot Peppers

Many people swear by hot peppers or other spicy foods to clear their congestion and ease a cough.  Hot peppers can be part of a healthy diet which may be helpful in building your overall health.

Frugal Tip ~ Clean Soap Scum with Baby Oil

Remove soap scum and dirt in your shower or bathtub by wiping surfaces with a moist cloth and 1 tablespoon of baby oil.  Use another cloth to wipe the baby oil off after.  This also is a huge help with soap on glass shower doors too.

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