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How To Make Homemade Soap In A Crockpot {A Photo Tutorial}One Good Thing by Jillee

How To Make Homemade Soap In A Crockpot {A Photo Tutorial}One Good Thing by Jillee
This post has been a year and a half in the making. I hope you’ll be as excited about it as I am! ;-) Ever since I started blogging and making my own homemade versions of household products I have wanted to try making SOAP! Let me first dispel some of the silly notions I had about the soap-making process: 1.) 2.) 3.) OK…now that I’ve dispelled some of the “myths” of soap-making….let’s get down to it, shall we? I have to start by PROFUSELY thanking Angela at Living From Scratch for her tutorial. Oh, I forgot to mention, there is one more fairly important piece of equipment that is needed for this particular soap-making endeavor….a crockpot. First thing you have to do if you want to make soap is find a recipe. You can approach this a couple of different ways. So following Angela’s lead…I decided on an 80% olive oil and 20% coconut oil mix for my soap. 12.8 ounces Olive oil3.2 ounces Coconut oil6.0 ounces Water2.2 ounces Lye Are you beginning to see why the SCALE is so important? 1.

Winter Camping: The Long Fire Please Share This Page: Google + stumbleupon tumblr reddit Winter Camping: The Long FirePhoto – Fire is an essential component of survival in the wild. If you want to go camping or are in a survival situation during the height of the winter season, it’s going to be a bit challenging to set up a campfire. We’ve found a great video tutorial by IA Woodsman that will teach you how to create long lasting fires using a special technique called the long fire. Location is essential if you want to create fire. Unless you have logs of wood already prepared, try looking for fallen timber. To start a fire it is quintessential to get good tinder. Okay, here is the video:

16 Gorgeous DIY Coasters No one likes dirty stains or ring marks on their coffee tables so why not protect them with these fantastic and original DIY coaster ideas? We have scoured the internet and found these sixteen adorable DIY coaster ideas so you can make some to suit your style and your home. Or why not make some for friends for a fun and original gift ideas? Check out these gorgeous DIY coaster tutorials by clicking the links below… 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16.

Natural, Non-toxic Wasp Control, Wasp Traps, Wasp Repellents If stung, the wound should be washed with water which helps remove some of the venom, and treated with an anti-sting product or antihistamine cream which can reduce the pain and spread of the venom. Another treatment is to apply a poultice of meat tenderizer (for people not allergic to bee stings) or salt to the sting site as soon as possible after the incident. Use about 1/2 teaspoon mixed with enough water to produce a paste. Leave on the sting site for about 30 minutes. If the sting is in the throat or mouth, or if an allergic reaction occurs, seek medical attention immediately. Symptoms of allergic reaction may include difficulty in breathing, dizziness and nausea. A site visitor from Chicago offers this suggestion: "If you are stung and have an allergic reaction, and you have no antihistamine, a teaspoonful of instant coffee under your tongue will work effectively as a temporary antihistamine, and allow you more time to get medical help." 4437 642 491 Stumbleupon54 247K

General Tso's Cauliflower 1. In a medium bowl, whisk the flour, cornstarch, baking powder and salt to combine. In a liquid measuring cup, whisk the eggs, soy sauce and vinegar to combine. Slowly pour the egg mixture into the flour, whisking constantly. You should end up with a thick but still dip-able batter (thin with a little water if needed). 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Great Ideas for Upcycling Those Old Jeans — A Cultivated Nest In my post 21 Frugal Tips To Try This Year I mentioned that one thing I wanted to work on was the idea of repair/reuse/repurpose. With that in mind, I researched some ways that I could upcycle/repurpose my daughter’s holey jeans (which are beyond donating them to Goodwill). You could make cute little pencil pouches like these from Papemelroti via etsy seller GPyoga Here are a few ideas that I think are bit different from what I’m used to seeing. I’ve seen one or two bloggers make slipcovers for their chairs out of denim. This cute upcycled denim placemat (there’s a tutorial on how to make it) is from Today’s Nest. How about some cute denim potholders? People have been making skirts out of jeans for years but isn’t this a beautiful take on that idea! This upcycled patched pocket panel organizer is from Sew Daily (pattern available) How about making some squeaky balls for your dog? Make some cool jewelry like this recycled denim necklace at ecoutrre I have a great Upcycle Board on Pinterest.

cool storage without electricity Freshen Up Your Home! Make Your Own Homemade Deodorizing Disks One Good Thing by Jillee This post is brought to you by Amazon where you can get deals on household cleaners! I recently had someone ask me via the One Good Thing By Jillee Facebook page how they could get rid of the smell eminating from their trash compactor. It wasn’t long after that I came across an idea for deodorizing DIAPER PAIL DISKS at Diapers, Dirt, Donuts, Doodling and Digital that I thought was so smart! I figured if these dandy disks could help with the smell in a container full of dirty diapers…it could certainly help with the trash compactor(or trashcan.) These would also work well behind a toilet, under a sink, or anywhere that could use a little freshening. And…they are SO SIMPLE to make! The ONLY difficult thing about this idea (at least for me!) DIY Deodorizing Disks 2 cups baking soda1 – 2 cups distilled water (or you can boil your water for 10 minutes.)Lavender essential oil (or whatever oil you choose. I decided to use these cute flower-shaped silicone molds. I love the way they turned out.

The Everyday Vegetarian Awesome Things To Make From Wire Calling all creatives out there, today’s 50+ roundup is going to feed your inspiration banks. We gathered over 50 super awesome things to make from wire. You can get craft wire for pretty cheap, and as you will see, you can even use wire hangers! DIY fire making 25 Tips for Naturally Cleaning with Vinegar #HeinzVinegar #cbias I have changed my cleaning habits over the last 2 years to avoid harsh chemicals. One thing I have learned is that vinegar is a wonderful natural cleaner. Heinz has a new cleaning vinegar product that I am really excited about. Before we get started, some background information. Heinz cleaning vinegar is 6% acidic where as regular vinegar is only 5% acidic. Now onto my top 25 tips for green cleaning with vinegar. Counter tops – clean with a rag and vinegar.Drain or garbage disposal – pour in 1 cup baking soda then one cup hot vinegar. A few precautions when working with vinegar: Do not add vinegar directly to materials containing ammonia as this could produce harmful vapors.Never use white distilled vinegar on marble. As always please test your surfaces in an inconspicuous area before cleaning. The grout gets disgusting. I soaked the area in vinegar and let it sit for 5 to 10 minutes. Oh so much better! I hope that helps y’all to see just what vinegar can do for you — naturally!

A Beginner's Guide to Onions [Photographs: Lauren Rothman, unless otherwise noted] Can you imagine a world without onions? These alliums—members of a family that also includes garlic and chives—are indispensable, adding a baseline of sweet and earthy flavor to many cooked dishes and contributing a spicy accent when served raw. But even if you use them almost every time you cook, onions can still be pretty bewildering. With about a dozen varieties readily available in most markets, as well as several less common types, it can be hard to know which kind of onion to choose for your marinara sauce and which to select for your pico de gallo. Because they last so long in storage once they've been harvested—undoubtedly a major reason why onions are such an integral part of so many cuisines the world over—they're available (and tasty) year-round. Scallions One of the most versatile onions around, scallions are long and thin, typically no fatter than a finger. Back to the full list » Spring Onions Vidalias Ramps [Photograph: J.

ART IS BEAUTY: How to build your own FarmHouse Table for under $100 Good morning my Beauties! I hope you had a fabulous weekend. My labor day weekend was FULL of labor. I built this here farmhouse table for our kitchen and I helped my sister build a chicken coop for her chickens...No resting around here. :) As for the table.........It has been on our bucket list for 2 summers... and both summers came and went...and by labor day weekend I looked at hubby and said..NO MORE..... We had planned on using one of the Ana White Plans..she does amazing work and sets the plans up so perfect...but you see ...we had one problem.. You see this GORGEOUS antique primitive bench??? My beautiful Friend Erin, gave me this bench.. and said "do whatever with it". Well my whatever was KEEP IT!!! I loved it and couldn't let it go.. There was so much history in this bench.. So we had to BUILD the table around it.. It was a very long old bench and the numbers just were not working for us with the Ana White plans and since the hubby and I have both built farm tables before we

DIY Survival Candles Candles are an easy-to-use source of emergency lighting and a little bit of heat. I'm shocked to see some of the prices that are charged for long burning candles sold for survival or emergency preparedness - if you want to buy a dozen or so candles, the cost really starts to add up. Never fear! You can make your own survival candles at home for cheap, using high-quality, long burning soy wax. The materials you will need are:Soy wax flakes. First, you'll want to get your wicks ready. Put your wicks in the jars. This is my "double boiler." Here are the flakes beginning to melt. And now fully melted. Carefully transfer the melted wax into your pouring container. Don't fill the jar up the whole way - leave some room between the wax and the top of the container. Last step. While some advertise 70+ hours of burn time for 8 ounce candles like this, they're more in the ballpark of 40 to 50 hours, and you'll get the most life out of them if you burn the candles four hours at a time.