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Printable Plans - Addicted 2 DIY. How to Eliminate Static Cling With Homemade Remedies | Dengarden. Static Cling Can Be An Embarrassing Problem! 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. Moon dust clung on their tools as well as spacesuits causing great concern. The reason for these phenomena is static cling. Commercial Static Treatment Products May Contain Harmful Chemicals The chemicals used in fabric softeners are designed to be active on your clothes for a specific period of time.

How To Make Home Made Fabric Softener Directions: Soothing Lotion Bars | Jo's Health Corner. A lotion bar is a great alternative to a liquid water-based body lotion. 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. The original recipe I used calls for 6 ounces cocoa butter, 6 ounces Shea butter, and 1 ounce vegetable oil. The butters have a strong aroma which may cancel out the essential oils. The Shea and cocoa butters were placed in a glass bowl and put on top of a pan full of hot water to melt. Cocoa butter is a wax from the cocoa bean. Once the butters were melted, I added the rest of the ingredients. I mixed well. Since these are meant as gifts I used small cupcake molds, but you can make them bigger.

The smaller sizes are also perfect for little hands. Here are the bars a few hours later. Doesn't the basket look great? This post is linked to: Rainwater harvesting first flush comparison. First Flush Devices - A Review by Doug Pushard What is a First Flush? 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. Eliminating these contaminants before they enter into your storage and conveyance system is critical to keeping rainwater clean. 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 Some general rules of thumb: Links. Contain Rain - Kits - Tote Consultations. Humblebee & Me » Stubbornly DIYHumblebee & Me » Stubbornly DIY. Man Made DIY | Crafts for Men. Clay Oven 2.0 | 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. 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. I then removed the brick from the charred hole in the plinth beam and fitted a new, fire-proof tile in its place (I used a stone floor tile). For ages I have wanted to make a wooden former around which to build a new brick arch. Here’s a close-up of the chimney.

Like this: Loofah Soap. Wonderful scrubbing and exfoliating loofah with the soap right in it. 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. I put them all in a basket so each teacher could choose their own. The mom who ordered them said they were a hit! 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. $3.50 each Shipping $4.00 or $1.00 if ordered with something else. Lilac. Paper Bag Floors – A Tutorial. I did this project in my home (over concrete, no stain) and I am BEEEEEEEE-YOND excited with the outcome.

I can’t say THANK YOU enough to all of the people before me who did this and took the time to share what they learned. They were my supporters and encouragers and didn’t even know it. This has changed my whole outlook on my home, and yeah…carpet! If you ever have to pull up your own carpet, you’ll never put down more again. I join Jami on that carpet soap-box. Where to begin? 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! / 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. Now you no longer need to buy them. You can make your own freezer packs at home and they're even better!!! 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. Please note: Containers occasionally leak salt powder. Note: See also 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. 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 Not too long ago I was given antibiotics for a throbbing volcano of pain commonly referred to as a toothache. When I went home, I didn’t have one so I decided to use crushed ice in a zip bag. I knew that if I added enough alcohol to water, it would prevent it from freezing solid. These ice packs are reusable and super easy to make. Flexible homemade alcohol water ice pack 2 cups water1 cup rubbing alcohol or high-proof vodka (I used Everclear)Food coloring for the blue tint (optional)2 zip-top bags – quart or gallon-size or vacuum sealer bags. Super Easy Hard Lotion Bar Recipe. These have been wonderful for my winter dry skin. I used to coat my hands at night with petroleum jelly, because it was the only thing that helped with the dryness.

Normal lotion didn’t help much at all, plus I don’t like the fragrance of most lotions, and many have questionable ingredients. Since I do a lot of dishes and wash my hands frequently, these bars have been a godsend. No more dry skin for me! Most homemade lotion recipes involve quite a few ingredients, blenders and more mess than I’d prefer to clean up. I used a recipe from Jo’s Health Corner, a site that I highly recommend. Hard Lotion Bar Recipe Ingredients 1 part each, by weight Melt all ingredients together, pour in molds, let set until hard, unmold, and you’re done! I used plantain infused olive oil, almond oil would probably work nicely as well. Update: Mountain Rose Herbs sells unrefined beeswax tabs for those who need it. Here’s a shot of all the ingredients as they begin to melt. My mold set has a lot of fun shapes.

Old Fashioned Families|Old Fashioned Living|Cooking|Recipes. 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. 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%. Workers reported less work-related pain when using the handles, and those who had the most severe symptoms at the start reported the most improvement. Taken from "Simple Solutions: ergonomics for farm workers", The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), 2001. 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.

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: "This project is about traditional oral knowledge which has been accumulated from experience and transmitted by mouth to mouth. Particularly focusing on the food preservation, it looks at a feasible way of bringing that knowledge into everyday life. Through the research into the current situation of food preservation, I’ve learned that we hand over the responsibility of taking care of food to the technology, the refrigerator.

Storing food outside the refrigerator Damp sand Rice absorbs humidity. DIY Laundry Detergent. Diy Natural – Do It Yourself Naturally. Sustainable Living and Health.