Lavender Soap

Written by Judi Singleton

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Fresh lavender flowers can be used to flavor syrup for jellies. Mix 6 flowerheads into each pint of apple jelly syrup. Removerepparttar lavender before bottling. It is also used to flavor fruit salad and milk and cream for deserts. Flowers be candied to decorate cakes and puddings. Use lavender instead of rosemary when cooking chicken. Lavender ice-cream is a real treat.

Medicinal Uses

Use an infusion of lavender on insect bites. Dried flowers and seeds are used in herbal sleep pillows and baths for soothing and calming frayed nerves. Lavender oil applied atrepparttar 146442 temples will relieve a headache. Three flowerheads in a cup of boiling water makes a soothing tea at bedtime.

Other Uses

Bunches of lavender are said to ward off insects. Fresh or dried flowers are used in rinsing water for clothes and hair. Dried flowers and seeds are often used in potpourri and sachets. The stems are used to weave decorative baskets.

To dryrepparttar 146443 flowers, cut them as soon as they begin to open and hang upside down in bunches in a well-ventilated area.

Easy Lavender Soap

10 tablespoons finely grated castille soap 8 tablespoons boiling water 2 tablespoons crushed dried lavender flowers 4 drops lavender oil

Meltrepparttar 146444 soap inrepparttar 146445 water in a bowl placed over a saucepan of hot water, stirring frequently, until smooth.

Crushrepparttar 146446 flowers to a powder and takerepparttar 146447 bowl offrepparttar 146448 saucepan. Stirrepparttar 146449 flowers intorepparttar 146450 soap with oil.

Store in a glass or plastic bottle.

Night Cream Ingredients 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon aloe vera gel 1 tablespoon shea butter 2 teaspoons grated beeswax 1 tablespoon rosewater 1/4 teaspoon lecithin oil from two capsules of vitamin E 3 drops chamomile or lavender essential oil

Instructions Melt oil, butter, and beeswax in heatproof glass measuring cup, over boiling water or in microwave. (low heat) Remove from heat just before beeswax is completely melted. Finish melting by stirring in warm oil. Addrepparttar 146451 vitamin E oil and lecithin and stir in between additions. Mix rosewater and aloe together and slowly add to main mixture. Continue stirring with a small metal whisk. Once mixture is cooled, addrepparttar 146452 essential oil and stir. Store inside drawer or cabinet. Try to keep away from sun and heat. Use nightly-especially in cold or dry weather.

Vinegar ofrepparttar 146453 Four Thieves

One part each {all plants are dry] Rosemary, Wormwood, Lavender, Sage, Mint

Place in a jar and cover with vinegar let set 7 days

Put on cloth and exposed skin repels ticks, fleas, and chiggers

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What is Scrapbooking?

Written by Edward Santosh

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Paste is also a thing ofrepparttar past. Specialized glue dots and two-sided tape makes mounting your treasures simple and mess free. Many of these products are so strong that you can now decorate your scrapbook pages with ribbons, feathers, flowers, or even metal charms.

Due to these new techniques and tools,repparttar 146161 uses of scrapbooking have expanded drastically. Scrapbooking is still used to hold personal keepsakes and for gift giving.

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