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Guide to Fragrances

Guide to Fragrances
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Repurposed Hardcover Book to Notebook Tutorial I’ve told you before I’m a bit obsessed with books. I love all books where I intend to read them or not. A local library has a huge book sale every year where you can pick up a grocery bag of books for $3! So at the last sale I picked up a big stack of hard cover books to be repurposed. What you need-Hardcover bookPaperDecorative paperSmall bit of ribbonPaper cutterWhite glueHot gluePadding compound (optional)Clamps or bulldog clipsFirst you need to cut the pages out of your book so your just left with the cover. Slather on a nice layer of white glue to the inside of your cover. Apply your decorative paper. Also cut a piece of thin recycled cardboard the size of your notepad and a piece of decorative paper about 3 inches by the width of your notepad (this will be used to wrap the top edge of the pad). Once dry, fold your decorative paper around your pad to create the creases, then apply glue to the paper, wrap the pad, and allow to dry. Now grab a pretty pen or pencil and doodle away!

Artinfo | The Premier Global Online Destination for Art and Culture Aromatic Blending of Essential Oils Home Page > Aromatherapy Articles & Guides > Aromatic Blending of Essential Oils Aromatic blending for the sheer pleasure of the aroma is a combination of creativity and science. When using a blend created primarily for its fragrance, therapeutic benefit can also occur. The focus of the blend, however, is on the final aroma, not its therapeutic properties. Safety precautions should be followed for any type of blending, including for aromatic blending. Traditional perfumers that work for the famous fragrance houses study for years to master the art and science of perfumery blending. In aromatherapy blending, only natural ingredients such as essential oils, absolutes, CO2s, grain alcohol, carrier oils, herbs and water are used. Essential Oil Blending Basics Essential oils can be categorized into broad groups based on their aromas. Floral (i.e. Oils in the same category generally blend well together. Florals blend well with spicy, citrusy and woodsy oils. Blending Tips Recipes

main : SHANNON TAGGART Headache Relief Pots These pots are great for traveling or keeping in your purse for those sudden headaches. What you need 2 oz (55 g) Beeswax 3 oz (85 g) Shea Butter 4 oz (115 g) Olive Oil 10-15 drops of lavender essential oil Lip Balm containers or small jars Instructions If you can not get hold of Shea butter, then substitute the 3 oz of Shea butter with 1 extra oz of beeswax and 2 oz of either a massage oil base like Apricot oil, or use Olive Oil. Start by melting the beeswax and Shea Butter down in a double boiler method. Once the beeswax is melted add all the oils together including the lavender oil. Now add the mixture to small lip balm pots or miniature jam jars. This recipe makes 9 0z (250 g) of solid headache relief balm. How to use: Apply to your temples and take deep breaths.

Absurdist Video Art Matchbox Drawers These little matchbox chest of drawers are great for keeping small treasures in or as storage for stamps, buttons or even bugs (for all the boys out there!) You will need: 3 matchboxes (empty) Patterned paper or plain paper, decorated PVA glue Flexible tape measure or string Ruler Pencil Scissors Craft knife or bradawl 3 split pins (paper fasteners or brads) Extra decorations (optional) What to do 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Back to the Other Stuff projects menu...

The Gombrich Archive DIY Solid Perfumes by April MacKinnon of Anointment Natural Skin Care Seeing the green of spring crop up all around me is putting a new bounce in my step. I’m looking forward to shedding layers of winter clothes and sprucing up my wardrobe and look! Inspired by the aromas of freshly mowed grass and lilacs in bloom, here is a tutorial for a little do-it-yourself luxury – solid perfume. To make your own solid perfumes you will need: Coconut oil (available in health food stores) or another carrier oil such as extra virgin olive oil or sweet almond oil. 1. 10 drops vanilla 10 drops lavender 5 drops sweet orange 5 drops ylang ylang This made a floral, slightly earthy scent 2. 3. 4. This recipe makes about 6 g of final product. Caution: citrus oils (orange, mandarin, tangerine, petitgrain, bergamot, grapefruit, lemon, lime) will cause your skin to burn faster in the sun. Bonus tip: Create a combination of lavender and peppermint and apply to temples to help relieve headache pain.

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