Tag: Family

Recycled Soap Ball Recipe

Soap Balls are easy to make from either leftover soap bits or those undersized soaps distributed in hotels or in gift baskets. I like a soap that fits comfortably in my palm and won’t slip down the drain. The addition of the essential oil is not only for the lovely scent but to kill any bacteria that may be hiding in reused soaps. I recommend using one of the following antibacterial essential oils:

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Bird Nest Material Basket

When I was a child, we threw bits of leftover yarn onto the lawn for the birds. In a few weeks, the yarn was gone. There are other ways of sharing nesting material with the birds. If you are concerned that cats might attack the birds while they are collecting your offerings or adults see throwing string on the grass as a mess, you can gather your collection of string, yarn, wool or ribbons in a pot (as seen in the photo above). Be sure that the items that you offer the birds are biodegardable. That means all of the items are natural and turn into soil over time. It would be sad to have baby birds choking on plastic that it found in it’s nest.

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Milling Soap: A Stove Top How-to

Soap milling, also called French Milling, is an easy traditional process for enhancing cakes or bars of soaps. Milling allows you to add a variety of healing, soothing, or cleansing ingredients, such as extra fats or oatmeal or essential oils, to your soaps. I like to make hand milled soaps to give as gifts as well as to add luxury to our daily lives.

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