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Solid perfume pocket watch locket

Solid perfume pocket watch locket
Try as I might, I cannot seem to grasp even the most basic of feminine beauty rituals. I’m constantly struggling to master rudimentary hair and makeup techniques, and my one-time foray into the “subtle” art of perfume left everyone in the room with burning nostrils. This DIY solid perfume locket from artisanal perfumer Mandy Aftel is something I can definitely stand behind, though. Mandy only uses pure and natural ingredients to create her perfumes, and this solid scent can be easily applied with no risk of over-dousing. Read the full how-to after the jump! Creating your own solid perfume is extremely satisfying. Materials Instructions 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Related:  DIY

DIY Sore-Muscle Salve After a long day or a hard workout, soothe sore muscles with an all-natural rub that gently warms and releases muscle tension. Made with ingredients you have in your pantry and a few essential oils, the sore-muscle salve also makes a nice massage lotion. And it smells a whole lot better than the kind you can buy at the store. What You'll Need: Small saucepanSmall heat-safe bowl1/4 cup coconut oil1/4 cup olive oil1 tablespoon beeswax1/4 teaspoon ground pepper1/4 teaspoon ground ginger20 drops peppermint essential oil20 drops eucalyptus essential oil20 drops clove oilCoffee filterStrainerSmall bowlSmall sealable container Directions: Start by filling a small saucepan with water and finding a heatproof bowl that will fit inside the pan. Black pepper and ginger are more than just spices! Place a stainer over a small bowl, and add a bit of extra help with a coffee filter. Now add the peppermint and eucalyptus essential oils. Image Source: POPSUGAR Photography / Sarah Lipoff

How to Make DIY Handmade Perfume Oils to Give as Gifts for Holiday Stocking Stuffers and Wedding Favors Ever wondered how to make your own perfumes? Perfume oils are extremely simple to make unless you are creating your own unique fragrance blends from scratch. Otherwise it can get a little complicated perfecting a fragrance formula that you love. While the base oil for crafting your own DIY Perfume Oils is a little high, the end result is well worth it and you’ll never have to go without your favorite scent blend again. DIY Handmade Red Velvet Cake Perfume Oil Recipe Ingredients: In a small glass container, weigh out 1/2 oz. – or approximately 14 grams – of jojoba oil. that you’ve fallen in love with! Finally, you can give your diy handmade perfume vials a decorative touch by adding a small strip of washi tape around the bottle. Dress your handmade perfume oils up even further by gifting them in Kraft Pillow Boxes you’ve decorated with scrapbooking papers and ribbon.

bath bombs By far the best bath bomb recipe and instructions I found in my search are given by Brenda Sharpe (thank you Brenda!). So go there and read those and look at great the photos. Ok? skip to: notes | instructions | afterthoughts on where to get the ingredients Baking soda is baking soda, you can get it in any grocery store. a note about corn starch update Feb. 19th, 2003 This space used to say: It is used in many bath bomb recipes to make the bombs float, however I have read that corn starch can exacerbate yeast infections and can interfere with skin conditions. Turns out I was wrong. a note about salts I use epsom salt because it’s cheap and there isn’t enough in the recipe to justify using expensive bath salts. a note about the molds I also use clear plastic snap-together Christmas ornaments to mold the bombs. a note about scents I prefer essential oils. I let it set molded for a few moments, then carefully let it fall out of the mold one half at a time ta-da Now, use soon! 7. relax

Lavender Teabag These teabag-shaped lavender sachets are so sweet - a fun and quirky way of keeping your clothes smelling sweet and deterring those pesky moths (just don't try to drink them!). I'm going to be making a few of these this Christmas for some fellow tea-obsessives (making use of the lovely lavender from my mama) & I thought they'd make a fun free tutorial to share... To make these you will need:- white felt- narrow white ribbon- white embroidery thread- light purple felt- some dried lavender & a teaspoon- tracing paper- white and purple sewing thread, needles, scissors, pins etc & an embroidery hoop (optional) A pattern sheet for this project can be found at the bottom of this post. 1) Using the pattern piece provided, cut out 2 identical white felt pieces for the teabag. 2) Cut a length of ribbon, approx 5 inches long. 4) Use the teaspoon to lightly stuff your teabag with lavender. 5) Stitch the word "tea" in small letters in white embroidery thread on your purple felt.

Black Light Themed Party for Kids Yesterday we had our group sensory play date and this time it was all aglow! In this post I am going to share how I set up each activity and prepared the play space for the play date. Then tomorrow I will tell you all about the messy fun the little ones had! Black Light Play Date Party The first thing I had to do to prepare for the play date was replace the light bulbs in the basement play area with black light bulbs. I set the room up similar to the way I had for our first group sensory play date. The right side of the room The left side of the room I was so excited for this first station, consisting of various Glowing Discovery Bottles. While researching black lighting online, I discovered that the quinine in tonic water makes it glow bright blue under the black light. One discovery bottle was designed to explore objects that sink vs objects that float. Another discovery bottle was filled with snakes and bugs, all of which glowed under the black light Stay Connected to the fun

Rosemary Mint Shaving Cream: Homemade Gift Ideas How to make homemade shaving cream with coconut oil and shea butter that smells of a delicious rosemary-mint pairing. Great for personalized Christmas gifts or just to pamper yourself. 44K+Around the same time that I started washing my face daily with the Ginger Coconut Oil Body Scrub I had concocted in the kitchen, I also had the revelation that post body scrubbing, you could shave your legs without using shaving cream. Shaving cream and I are lifelong enemies. I have to buy some pretty expensive slathering lotion for it to do its job without leaving me looking like I had a run-in with a barbed wire fence, and I, frankly, am complaining about it. <--me complaining.Shortly thereafter, my husband, who sports a perpetual 5 o’clock shadow (you don’t believe me, just click, click, and click), was distraught when said expensive shave cream ran out, leaving him standing in the shower, the water streaming down with nothing but bar soap and a dull razor to do the job. Notes:

25 Inventive DIY Phone Cases A while back we featured our favorite cases for folks who love to make things, but what about cases you can actually make? Many of these cases are specific to iPhone but the methods could easily be applied to all sorts of different phone cases, tablet covers, and the like. Here are 25 inventive ways to create your own one-of-a-kind case for your partner in crime, your phone! 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. Have you ever made your own phone case? How to Make Lip Balm Our natural lip balm bases are easy to use, save you time & money, and are excellent emollients and full of natural antioxidants. Made from natural waxes and luxury oils, you'll find these bases make a finished product that is smooth and creamy without leaving a waxy drag. 1 lb. of base (16 oz.) makes approx. 100 tubes of lip balm. Bases are uncolored and unscented so you can tweak it to make it your own. You'd never suspect a bulk lip balm base would be as good as hand made, but it is! Oil-soluble applications: Lip balms, body butters, solid perfumes, lotion sticks, cuticle sticks. Our Natural Lip Balm base is the perfect, versatile base for making solid perfumes. ** Create your own Lip Gloss by adding equal ratios of lip balm base & oil. DIRECTIONS: Our melt and pour lip balm base can be melted in a double boiler or microwave (in a Pyrex or microwave safe dish with no covering). Step 2: Weigh base Step 3: Insert lip balm tubes into lip balm filling tray. Final Fantasy VII - Yuffie's Star An FFVII Yuffie Kisaragi Ninja Star Shuriken (ie: the weapon the girl in this picture is holding.) We start this prop by making the core of the weapon. The core can be made out of wood if you have the tools to do so, (although in this case I chose to make it out of foamcore , a type of thick styrofoam sheet glued between two layers of heavy paper. It can be found at most craft stores and goes for about 3-4 dollars a sheet.) I cut the foamcore into strips about 2 feet long and 2 inches wide. Below is the first part of the crossbar. I finished making the hole in the middle (the exact shape of the hole isn't important at this time) and then hotglued shorter strips of two-ply foamcore to the first strip in such a way as to create a cross shape like this: You can get a feel for how it is going to look at this point. You'll notice the crossbars tend to flare out a bit just before they reach the blades. And then carve away the excess plastic carefully: Thank you.

How To Make Perfume: {Recipes & Tips Ever wonder about making unique perfumes and favorite scents? Here’s a collection of goodies to get things started. I have a free ebook download as well as a collection of online resources and tips. Enjoy! Here’s a 28 page report (pdf) to download, I found this sitting in some long forgotten folder on my computer and saw it came with full rights to distribute as I wish (including give it away free). The chapters include: IntroductionHistoryWhat Can It Be Made From? Here’s a sample from the report, the ingredients needed are as follows: 2 cups of water2 cup fresh chopped flower blossoms (such as lavender, lilac, orange blossoms or honeysuckle). Now for the directions: In a bowl, put a cheesecloth (make sure that the edges of the cloth hang over the side of the bowl). The report is pretty basic and might provide more info than needed (like the history or setting up a business to sell it), but it provides a great start for those wishing to delve into this as a hobby.