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How to Eliminate Static Cling With Homemade Remedies. Static Cling Can Be An Embarrassing Problem!

How to Eliminate Static Cling With Homemade Remedies

Our anti static spray, fabric conditioner and tumble dryer sheets recipes will help you to eliminate the embarrassing problem of static cling! Have you ever walked into a room only to discover that your skirt or dress was bunched up in your slip? Or maybe you once shook a friends hand and felt a jolt of electricity rush up your arm? If so, read on to find out how to make your own remedies for the problem of static cling. If you answered yes to either of the above scenarios, then you have something in common with the early Apollo astronauts! After landing on the moon, their problem was far more serious. The reason for these phenomena is static cling. Commercial Static Treatment Products May Contain Harmful Chemicals However, as much as using fabric softeners and dryer sheets may be effective in static control, they do contain toxins that cause great damage to your health as well as the environment.

Soothing Lotion Bars. A lotion bar is a great alternative to a liquid water-based body lotion.

Soothing Lotion Bars

I make them for the whole family, and they make great gifts during the holidays. A body lotion bar contains oil and is solid, which makes it ideal for children to use. Lotion bars are extremely cost effective since it melts on contact with skin. As a result, less of the bar is used. Rainwater harvesting first flush comparison. First Flush Devices - A Review by Doug Pushard What is a First Flush?

Rainwater harvesting first flush comparison

Is there one perfect type of First Flush device? Where do I put a First Flush on my rainwater catchment system? First Flush or Rain Diverters, as the name implies, flush off the first water of a storm before it enters the storage tank. This is the water that could be the most contaminated by particulates, bird droppings, and other materials laying on the roof. After screening your gutters, a First Flush device is the next line of defense in keeping your system and water clean. Over the years, numerous articles have been written about First Flush devices and it is still an area of much research. Below is a summary of some the major articles and resources addressing First Flush devices.

Rainwater Harvesting Pty Ltd First Flush website article This article discusses the wide array of designs and sizes of First Flush devices with pictures of the different designs. Some general rules of thumb: Links. Contain Rain - Kits - Tote Consultations. Humblebee & Me » Stubbornly DIYHumblebee & Me » Stubbornly DIY. Crafts for Men. The Clay Oven. In a recent post I demonstrated what happens when a traditional clay oven is neglected and abandoned to the vagaries of a British winter.

The Clay Oven

After waiting for weeks for the weather to pick-up a little, I finally managed to get out into the garden this week and got on with the long-awaited repairs. I thought you’d like to see what I have been doing. First off, here’s a sad reminder of what the oven looked like beforehand. You can see that the brick arch and chimney had collapsed. You will also notice the house brick which I had placed in the hole which had burnt into the front beam of the plinth. The first thing I did was remove the arch bricks, the chimney remnants and then strip-off the outer-layer of the oven. Loofah Soap. Wonderful scrubbing and exfoliating loofah with the soap right in it.

Loofah Soap

Our's has a handy rope too. This loofah is grown local and you might remember me telling you I trade baked goods for these. That's a tradition that has gone on for a few years now. So far this year the loofah aren't growing all that well with the cool weather and rain we have been having, so I'm not sure if there will be any or not. I Recently made several of these as teacher's gifts at the end of the school year. The over all size of each loofah will vary a bit, but most are 3.5-4" in diameter, the weight of soap is 4 ounces. Ingredients: Glycerine, Palm oil, Coconut oil, Lauric acid, Purified water, Sodium Hydroxide, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Sorbitol, Triethanolamine, Sodium Chloride, EDTA, Titanium Dioxide, Fragrance and Essential oil.

Paper Bag Floors – A Tutorial. How to make a better "blue ice" (a freezer pack)! Home Page / Purchase Book / Ice Cream Makers / Kitchen Extras / How to open a mature coconut / How to open a young coconut / How to make fresh coconut milk!

How to make a better "blue ice" (a freezer pack)!

/ Coconut Milk ExplainedDurian: The King of Fruit! / How to open a durian / Chocolate in the Raw! Class / Past Events / Quotes / Biography / Shipping / Contact us! / You might already own some "blue ice" or some kind of ice pack/freezer pack/gel pack to place in your cooler to keep your food cold. Making “Blue Ice” After doing many “ice cream” demos and answering lots of questions about how the salt & ice serves to freeze the ice cream, something dawned on me... Traditional ice cream makers use salt and ice in the process of freezing the ice cream. Supplies needed: Rock Salt (aka Ice Cream Salt) (Available at many grocery stores. Instructions: Add ¼ cup rock salt per 1-quart warm water in a jug (leave room for the ice to expand). Please note: Containers occasionally leak salt powder. How To Make An Ice Pack [Flexible with Alcohol and Water]

Everyone should have flexible ice packs available for quick injury treatments but at $10-$15 a pop, making a homemade ice pack is a much better proposition.

How To Make An Ice Pack [Flexible with Alcohol and Water]

They are super simple to make, and cost around $1.25 in materials. These homemade ice packs are soft, flexible, and comfortable for icing down body aches and pains. The other bonus is that you know the ingredients – no crazy chemicals, just a few common household items. History of this ice pack. Super Easy Hard Lotion Bar Recipe. These have been wonderful for my winter dry skin.

Super Easy Hard Lotion Bar Recipe

Old Fashioned Families. Around My Family Table. Lifting Tool for Carrying Plant Containers. The tool shown here was designed for use in outdoor nurseries specializing in ornamental and bedding plants.

Lifting Tool for Carrying Plant Containers

At nurseries in California where it was tested, it reduced workers’ forward bending angle by as much as 47%. The time spent working at a forward-bent angle of more than 20 degrees was reduced by nearly half. Hand gripping effort was reduced by more than half. Lifting strain was reduced by 40%. Saving Food From The Fridge. Korean artist Jihyun Ryou, a graduate of the Dutch Design Academy Eindhoven, translates traditional knowledge on food storage into contemporary design.

Saving Food From The Fridge

She found the inspiration for her wall-mounted storage units while listening to the advice of her grandmother, a former apple grower, and other elderly. Her mission: storing food outside the refrigerator. On her blog, "Shaping traditional oral knowledge", Jihyun Ryou explains the motivations underlying her work, which actually go beyond food storage: DIY Laundry Detergent. Diy Natural – Do It Yourself Naturally. Sustainable Living and Health.