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How to Sew a Catnip Mouse

Cats love catnip. It's lots of fun to watch them play with catnip toys. This mouse pattern is simple to make with small scraps of sturdy fabric, cotton stuffing, dried catnip, and a piece of leftover ribbon. Sew away, then…

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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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Milling Soap: A Kid-friendly How-to

This is a basic procedure, not a recipe. I haven't included specific measurements but have instead described the process and what to look for as you're working. For specific recipes using this technique, see The Practical Herbalist Recipes.
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