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Forum: Crafty Corner 08-07-2002, 08:35 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 12,553
Posted By DragonsPearls
Yes there is a lot of work involved. You have to...

Yes there is a lot of work involved. You have to learn about the various oils and fats that can be used, along with other ingredients, such as milk, herbs and essential oils, and what benefits they...
Forum: Crafty Corner 08-07-2002, 08:12 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 12,553
Posted By DragonsPearls
Re: soapmaking

Well, Lori, there are a lot of tried and true easy recipes. Just about every soaper has one! If I'm remembering correctly, my very first soap was olive, almond and coconut oils. I had found the...
Forum: Crafty Corner 08-06-2002, 11:10 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 12,553
Posted By DragonsPearls
Re: soapmaking

Well, you can tell him that very few soapmakers make their lye solution that way nowadays. LOL It's not a very easy or exact method of making a lye solution from what I understand. I recently...
Forum: Crafty Corner 08-06-2002, 11:00 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 12,553
Posted By DragonsPearls
Soap cannot be made without lye. Soap is created...

Soap cannot be made without lye. Soap is created through the chemical reaction that occurs when oils or fats, water and lye are mixed. A very simplistic explanation is that this chemical reaction...
Forum: Crafty Corner 08-06-2002, 10:41 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 12,553
Posted By DragonsPearls
You're welcome, Lori. Sorry I haven't gotten...

You're welcome, Lori. Sorry I haven't gotten back to you sooner, but I've been super busy.

I've never used lard to make soap, but I'm thinking about getting some to make a soap for household...
Forum: Occasions - Showers 08-01-2002, 07:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,463
Posted By DragonsPearls
I'm not sure about a cost per since it will...

I'm not sure about a cost per since it will depend on the cost of supplies and how many you need to make, but here's a few ideas off the top of my head.

1. Smelly Jellies

Buy inexpensive glass...
Forum: Crafty Corner 08-01-2002, 06:44 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 12,553
Posted By DragonsPearls
I've been making soap for about 6 years now, and...

I've been making soap for about 6 years now, and I absolutely love it. Haven't bought soap from a store since I started making it, and love the way it makes my skin feel.

Before starting, read...
Forum: Outer Beauty - Other 08-01-2002, 05:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 11,784
Posted By DragonsPearls
There are a number of online suppliers of...

There are a number of online suppliers of essential oils located across the country. Of course, prices, and sometimes quality, vary. I would recommend that you use a supplier who buys in bulk and...
Forum: Outer Beauty - Other 08-01-2002, 05:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 11,784
Posted By DragonsPearls
I would never recommend applying any essential...

I would never recommend applying any essential oil directly to the skin. They should always be diluted first in a carrier oil (10-15 drops of EO per 1 oz carrier). Anyone can become sensitized to...
Forum: Outer Beauty 06-28-2002, 05:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,539
Posted By DragonsPearls
Body Scrub

1 cup salt
1/2 cup oil *
15 - 45 drops Essential Oil **

Mix ingredients in glass bowl. Makes enough for 1 or 2 applications, store leftovers in a glass jar.

* Add more oil if you like drippy...
Forum: Outer Beauty 06-27-2002, 10:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,539
Posted By DragonsPearls
Lavender & Oats Bath

1/2 milk powder
1/2 dried lavender buds
1/2 cup oatmeal
10 drops Lavender Essential Oil *

Place ingredients in jar. Screw on lid, and shake well to mix. Package for individual baths.

*...
Forum: Outer Beauty 06-27-2002, 07:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,539
Posted By DragonsPearls
Salt Scrubs for Feet

4 tablespoon salt
2 tablespoons oil
1 tablespoon liquid or gel soap
5 - 10 drops essential oil

Mix ingredients together in a glass bowl.
Makes enough for 1 or 2 applications, store any...
Forum: Outer Beauty 06-27-2002, 07:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,539
Posted By DragonsPearls
Salt Scrubs

Salt scrubs are really easy to make. It's just a matter of experimenting to determine how much salt and how much oil you prefer. Ingredients can be found at grocery and health food stores, places...
Forum: Hair & Nails 06-27-2002, 05:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,241
Posted By DragonsPearls
For the soaking part, try adding herbs and/or...

For the soaking part, try adding herbs and/or essential oils.

For using herbs, package them up in heat-sealable tea bags, musling drawstring bags, or even a circle of tulle tied with string or...
Forum: Pets & Animals 06-27-2002, 04:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 11,164
Posted By DragonsPearls
I think I read somewhere they can live as long as...

I think I read somewhere they can live as long as 10 years. We have one that's 4 or 5 years old. Not real sure since when we got her last year, her original owner couldn't remember. Doesn't...
Forum: Outer Beauty 06-27-2002, 04:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,539
Posted By DragonsPearls
Milk & Honey Bath

1 cup heavy cream
1/8 cup honey

Optional:

a few drops of rose fragrance oil or 1 drop rose otto
organic rose petals, fresh or dried

Gently warm cream over very low heat. If using rose...
Forum: Announcements & News 06-27-2002, 03:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,148
Posted By DragonsPearls
Topics I didn't see listed in the poll, and that...

Topics I didn't see listed in the poll, and that I would be interested in are natural skin care, making bath & body products, and herbalism, such as incense, remedies, etc (btw, is there a forum for...
Forum: Outer Beauty 06-26-2002, 10:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,539
Posted By DragonsPearls
Special Notes & Explanations for Making Milk Baths

* Ingredients -

Oatmeal - Use regular, not instant; can be finely ground or not as you prefer. Always package milk baths containing oatmeal for individual baths as it can clog drains if it isn't....
Forum: Outer Beauty 06-26-2002, 08:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,539
Posted By DragonsPearls
Lightbulb Milk Bath

Milk baths are truly a marvelous bath item, and is one of those things that can make you feel pampered. You can make them for yourself, or as gift, perhaps in a basket with other handcrafted bath &...
Forum: Crafty Corner 06-26-2002, 05:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,210
Posted By DragonsPearls
For those of you a little more adventurous, you...

For those of you a little more adventurous, you can make soap on a roap yourself.

First, you need a soap base. You can buy ready-made soap for what is called rebatching online. While I can't...
Forum: Recipe Requests 06-26-2002, 05:08 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,783
Posted By DragonsPearls
Is there such a thing when it comes to powdered...

Is there such a thing when it comes to powdered milk? :-P::

Carol
Forum: Crafty Corner 06-26-2002, 04:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,990
Posted By DragonsPearls
Yes, you can find candles in a variety of shapes,...

Yes, you can find candles in a variety of shapes, sizes and colors nowadays. One of the problems I have is finding unscented candles in something other than white (mostly tapers and tealights). :(...
Forum: Recipe Requests 06-26-2002, 04:16 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,783
Posted By DragonsPearls
Wow, that is the "real" thing! Many years ago,...

Wow, that is the "real" thing! Many years ago, my ex and I were living in Virginia. I would go to the Farmer's Market and buy milk from the little dairy store there. It had the butterfat floating...
Forum: Parties for Girls 06-25-2002, 12:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 14,417
Posted By DragonsPearls
Depending on the size of your kitchen and dining...

Depending on the size of your kitchen and dining area, along with the number of children there, you might want to consider letting them make their own bath & body products. Glycerin soap is easy and...
Forum: Recipe Requests 06-25-2002, 11:16 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,783
Posted By DragonsPearls
You're welcome. It was the first thing that...

You're welcome. It was the first thing that popped into my mind since I'm more likely to use it for making bath & body stuff than I am for cooking. I prefer the real thing myself when it comes to...
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