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How to make a natural air freshener, and assemble your own laboratory for concocting teas, salves, and syrups

How to make a natural air freshener, and assemble your own laboratory for concocting teas, salves, and syrups
As a little girl I mixed up shampoos and lotions in my laboratory, trying to improve on the toiletries we had. I never came up with anything worth mentioning, but I did once get scolded for spilling my mom's shampoo all over the bathroom rug. A friend of mine told me about the "laboratory" she'd had at age 12, in which she created, among other things, the cure for AIDs. You probably won't cure any diseases with your apothecary, but you will scratch that youthful itch to create something useful out of ordinary ingredients. narfmore I'll get your mad scientist career started with a list of ingredients to start a home apothecary, with which you'll be able to make herbal teas, salves, syrups, tinctures, eye pillows, and infused oils. I've also included a recipe for an air freshening spray you can make. Starter herbs and their properties You can find these herbs online or in stores with large bulk herb selections. So, oils. Starter oils AND! Storage Lavender Mint Room Spray & Linen Mist Ingredients

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