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Gardening is the second most popular hobby in the United States. Home gardens can be found on acres of land, or in small 4×4 square foot garden boxes. Many people are discovering the joy and benefits of learning to plant, grow, and harvest their own foods. Gardening and Food Storage Gardening goes hand-in-hand with food preservation (canning, dehydrating, or freezing).
Here's how it works: Eat fresh fruits and vegetables. Throw the leftovers in a compost bin or a worm composting bin. Stir. Water. Wait.
Remember when we tested and shared how to grow onions indefinitely last week? Well, at the same time, we've been testing out another little indoor gardening project first gleaned from Pinterest that we're excited to share the successes of today — regrowing celery from it's base. We've figured out how to literally re-grow organic celery from the base of the bunch we bought from the store a couple weeks ago. I swear, we must have been living under a rock all these years or just not be that resourceful when it comes to food, but we're having more fun learning all these new little tips and tricks as we dive deeper into trying to grow more of our own food. This project is almost as simple as the onion growing project — simply chop the celery stalks from the base of the celery you bought from the store and use as you normally would.
Susan Miller Cavitch, in The Soapmaker's Companion , calls "what is the white powder on the surface of my soap" the "million dollar question." Ash is a white, powdery substance that mysteriously appears on soap as it is curing - usually on the surface of the soap as it is sitting in the mold hardening overnight after it is first poured. It will usually only form on the sides of the soap that are exposed to the air while hardening. What is it? Soap makers have traditionally believed that it is sodium carbonate formed by the free sodium from the sodium hydroxide (lye) and carbon dioxide in the air. Other soap makers have theorized that it's actually microcrystalline powdered soap residue.
Body lotion with pure mastic oil, bio oils and bio herbs, for dry, dehydrated skin. Nourishment and hydro protection. Smooth, easily absorbed body lotion with a discreet very pleasant fragrance.
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A collection of decorative soaps, often found in hotels Two equivalent images of the chemical structure of sodium stearate, a typical soap. In chemistry, soap is a salt of a fatty acid . [ 1 ] Soaps are mainly used as surfactants for washing , bathing , and cleaning , but they are also used in textile spinning and are important components of lubricants .
Vegetable and nut oils as well as some butters are used in soapmaking and spa products, they are also used as additives to hand-milled soaps to produce a superfatted soap, lastly they are used as bases for your soap or carrier oils for Essential and Fragrance oils. We use the oils and butters as they carry and dilute the concentrated essential and fragrance oils making them safe to use on the skin. They inhibit evaporation and act like a fixative, helping the essential Oils to be quickly absorbed into the skin, or holding the fragrance oils on the skin for lasting scent. Most oils especially those that are liquid at room temperature should be kept in the refrigerator or well below room temperature for the longest shelf life, and refrigeration is always recommended for hemp seed and flax seed oils.
HAND-MILLED SOAP MAKING RECIPES for SAGE SOAP Photo by Malene Thyssen Here is a soap that you can rebatch, call your own and here you are making soap without using lye or caustic soda. Therefore it is safe, fun and can be used for kids crafts too. Grate 2 cups of your chosen store-bought white soap, or your homemade Castile soap Place grated soap in a heat-resistant glass bowl
Here is a nice stack of different recipes for making homemade laundry detergent that I’ve collected over the years. Do they work? Yes, I’ve had good luck with them. At the time I was using them, we had a relative who was in trade school living with us. Every day he was mechanic grease from head to toe–the clothes still cleaned up nice! Making your own is a discipline and it’s not for everyone, but it definitely saves money–sometimes just costing pennies a load!
Making your own homemade laundry detergent can be a great way to save on an ongoing basis. Here’s recipe that a HBHW reader submitted. Be sure to also read through the comments section below.
You're probably curious as to why I would recommend using distilled water. The soap making process works best with water that is soft and doesn't contain excess minerals or other impurities. If you have soft water or have access to some, use it! For years I used the soft well water from my Mother's house.
Composting food scraps at home is one of the most important aspects of home composting . Why? Because food scrap items such as vegetable and fruit waste, meal leftovers, coffee grounds, tea bags, stale bread, grains, and general refrigerator spoilage are an everyday occurrence in most households. One of the "great waves" in municipal and home recycling is the concentration on what to do with the enormous amount of food waste generated in and out of the home, by businesses, or as a result of surplus farming.
Grapeseed Oil Grapeseed oil is a lightweight, moisturizing oil that is a good additive to soap in small quantities. It doesn't have a long shelf life, so unless you treat it with rosemary oleoresin extract, or have a very low superfat percentage, don't use it more than about 5% in your recipe. Grapeseed oil is lovely in lotions, shaving oils, bath oils , and especially massage oils as it absorbs well without a really greasy afterfeeling.
Apple cider hair rinses are an easy and economical way to transform dull and lifeless hair into shiny, lustrous locks. Apple cider vinegar provides an effective hair treatment which works by restoring natural pH and smoothing damaged cuticles on the hair shaft. Vinegar also removes any residue build up from hair products to leave you with soft, clean and tangle-free hair. All the materials required to make a vinegar hair rinse treatment can be purchased from supermarkets or online retailers. List of Items Needed Apple cider vinegar Glass bowl Spoon Empty spray bottle Funnel