I'd never tried making cosmetics or toiletries before, but thought I would try making a salt scrub, rather than buying one, and found many recipes on e-how. It was very easy, quite satisfying, and definitely cheaper than buying one. (I used grapeseed oil, which was cheaper than almond, but more appealing than sunflower for this purpose, and a few drops of lavender essential oil.)
I might try making some other toiletries next, though I am still trying to use up the odds and ends in the cupboard before buying anything new.
I am a thirty-something Englishwoman, and am an enthusiastic amateur in the world of personal finance, as well as in food, fashion, and literature, particularly Victorian fiction and classic detective stories, as well as self-help and recipe books.