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            Peanut Butter Play dough (1)                          Edible Shapes                                   Peanut Butter Play dough (2)      

            Colored sugar                                                      Play Dough                                          Basic Modeling Clay 

            Basic Play Dough                                              Salt Clay  Bake-able                       Flubber                                 

            Play Slime                                                             Goop                                                      Glitter Glue  

            Paste                                                                       Kool-Aid Play Dough (1)                Kool-Aid  Playdough (2)

            Basic Play Dough (2)                                        Microwave Playdough                       Clay      

            Play Dough (2)                                                     Colored Sand                                   Colored  Rice             

            Painting  with  Rice                                             Colored Noodles                               Magic Bubbles  and Wand    

            Soapy Finger Paint                                          Sidewalk Chalk                                  Spray Chalk

            Water Color                                                        Tunnel Tube Crawlers                    Homemade Finger Paint   

            Finger paint                                                         Face Paint (Washable)                       Hand lotion  

            Hand lotion (2)                                                   Home made Soap  Microwave        Homemade Bath Salts

            Paper Mache Dryer Lint                                Paste (2)                                                 Pinecone Bird Feeders

            Silly Putty                                                      Snow Globe                                         Easy Homemade Ice-Cream

            Rain Stick                                                           Make Chalk Board Paint                Simulated Dino Dig

            Shrinkydinks                                                      Leave -in Conditioner                       Making Your Own Bath Bombs

               Brown Sugar Body Buff                  Grow Crystals                           Paper Dragon       


       household recipes / house cleaning recipes / recipe goldmine recipes

      Formulas for lotions, potions, concoctions and remedies you can make at home






Peanut Butter Play dough (Recipe One)

1 cup peanut butter
1 cup corn syrup or rice syrup (honey may be substituted if necessary)
1 cup powdered sugar
3 cups dry milk or unsweetened soy milk powder  OR 1 1/2 cups dry milk or unsweetened 

soy milk powder plus 1 1/2 cups flour Mix thoroughly peanut butter, syrup, and sugar.

Add milk or milk/flour until mixture  is smooth. (More than three cups  total  may be   used

if necessary.) Note:  Suggested materials include crushed cookies, miniature or crushed

M & M's, nuts, coconut, oatmeal, red bean powder, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds,

currants, and/or raisins. With items such as these, you may also direct students to "Roll

the ball in powder sugar white,"


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Peanut Butter Playdough Edible (2)

1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup honey
1 cup powdered milk
Wash your hands
Knead until smooth. Make into shapes and eat

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Colored sugar

  1 cup sugar

  Paste food Coloring

  1/8 teaspoon  water or less

 Mix sugar , food coloring ,( use a  tooth  pick to add drop at a time until it's the desired colored)  and water in a  Ziploc bag ,  Mixture should be slightly moist for mixing the food

coloring  , if too wet add more sugar. After mixing It should then be laid out to dry ,

then put back in Ziploc bag and break up any clumps . If there is a lot of clumps you made it to wet . You can then use colored sugar to decorate cookies sprinkle on cup cakes etc...


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Play Dough

Mix and cook over very low heat until not sticky to touch. You can add food coloring if

you want. Just a few drops or if using paste food coloring use a tooth pick and as just a

drop or two at a time.


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Basic Modeling Clay 
1/2 cup potato starch or corn starch
1 cup salt
1 cup boiling water

Boil the mixture until it is similar to a soft-ball, then knead on waxed paper. Wrap the clay

in a wet cloth, and place in air-tight container to keep it moist. Allow molded products to

air-dry. Pieces may be painted after drying is complete


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Basic Play Dough 

 2 cups flour
 1 cup salt
 2 cups water
 2 tbsp. baby oil
 2 tbsp. cream of tartar
 liquid food coloring
 Combine dry ingredients.  Add water and oil.  Stir well.  Microwave on high  4 to 5 minutes. 

Stir again.  Microwave another minute. Stir Continue to microwave  one minute,  then stir,

  until dough is the consistency of mashed potatoes.  Cool  it enough to touch. Knead in

food coloring until dough is desired color. Store dough in air tight container or zip-lock



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 Salt Clay  Bake-able

2 cups plain flour
1 cup salt
1 to 1 1/2 cups cold water
2 tablespoons cooking oil

Stir together: Knead well until it forms a soft ball. Line a baking tray with

foil, make  the shapes you want, and bake in the oven at 300 degrees or until

hard (about one hour). Use cookie cutters or mold Salt Clay by hand, then

bake in a 300 degree oven for use in creating refrigerator magnets, jewelry, 

key chains, necklaces, picture frames, Christmas ornaments, using  cookie cutter

for other shapes and more. You can use food coloring to color dough before you

bake it, or paint it afterwards. A  coat of clear acrylic will make your salt clay

products last longer.


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Mix together in one bowl:

1 cup white glue
3/4 cup warm water
green food coloring  
or choose your favorite color

Mix together in a second bowl:
2 tsp. Borax
1/2 cup warm water

After both mixtures have been well-mixed, mix both together in one large bowl. Do not

stir. Just reach in and pull out the glob of flubber.  Knead  the glob for a few minutes.

Store in air-tight container.


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Play Slime

Corn starch
Food coloring (optional)

Put cornstarch in bowl. Add enough water to make a paste. If desired, you may also add

food coloring. This makes a messy slime that goes from liquid to solid, and is great fun to

 play with.


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Cook salt and 1/2 c water for 4-5 minutes. Remove from heat. Add corn starch and 1/2 c

 water. Return to heat. Stir until mixture thickens. Store in Zip loc plastic bag. You can

add food coloring if you want.


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Glitter Glue

white glue ( Elmer's)
Mix one part glitter with two parts glue. Stir until glitter is evenly distributed. Return

mixture to original glue bottle or another air-tight squeezable container. Kids may use

glitter glue to outline objects or write for a three-dimensional effect. They may spread

glitter glue finally with paintbrush or finger for light glitter effect.

 Notes: use fine glitter so  you will not have problems clogging the container.


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Combine and mix until creamy. For a more durable paste and 1/2 cup of flour to 1 cup

boiling water, stir over low heat until thick and shiny. 


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Kool-Aid Play Dough (1)

1 cup flour
1/2 cup salt
1 small packet unsweetened drink mix (Kool-aid or generic)
3 Tbsp. oil
1 cup boiling water

Mix 1 cup sifted flour, 1/2 cup salt, 3 tablespoons oil and 1 small package of Kool-Aid

or other unsweetened powdered drink. Add 1 cup boiling water. Stir the ingredients

together, knead mixture until it forms a soft dough . 

non-edible (harmless, but tastes awful)  it smells great.


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Kool-Aid  Playdough (2)


2 cups flour
4 teaspoons cream of tartar
1 cup salt
1 1/2 cups boiling water
3 - 4 Tablespoons vegetable oil
Kool Aid

Add one package of Kool Aid mix, oil and food coloring to boiling water.

remaining ingredients, and mix well. As you knead it, the dough will get smoother. Store

in airtight container. Delightfully scented, very pliable and easy to roll or sculpt. This

 beautifully-colored, scented, (non edible),  Try a variety of Kool Aid flavors and

colors (grape & orange are our favorites) Also,  adding little alum to the dry ingredients

to preserve the play dough for a longer time.

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Basic Play Dough (2)

3 cups flour
1/4 cup salt
1 cup water
1 tablespoon oil
liquid food coloring

Mix flour with salt. Add water, food coloring, and oil slowly. If mixture is too stiff add more water. If it is too sticky, add more flour. Store dough in air tight container or zip-lock bag. If you have access to cream of tarter and a microwave, use the microwave recipe.

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Microwave Playdough


Mix all dry ingredients together. Add oil, water and food coloring. Mix dry and wet ingredients thoroughly together. Microwave on HIGH for 3 to 4 minutes, stirring

every 30 seconds. Let cool and knead. Store in airtight container after cooled and

 when not in use.  


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Mix ingredients well. You can add food coloring if you want.  Shape and let dry.


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Play Dough (2)

2 cups flour
4 teaspoons cream of tartar
1 cup salt
1 1/2 - 2 cups boiling water
3 - 4 Tablespoons vegetable oil
Food coloring

Add oil and food coloring to boiling water. Combine remaining ingredients, and mix well.

As you knead it, the dough will get smoother. Store in airtight container. Very pliable

and easy to roll or sculpt.


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Colored Sand     


Fine Sand


Food Coloring

Paper Cups

Plastic Spoons 

Instructions:  Fill paper cups half full with sand. Next, add water to

 cups to completely cover sand. Add food coloring to get the desired color. Stir

 with plastic spoon and let set for 15 minutes. Pour off water, spoon sand onto paper

towels and spread the sand out to dry. Once the sand is dry, the children can make beautiful

pictures using their colored sand. Just spread glue on the areas you want the sand to

be, sprinkle the sand on the glue, let set for a moment, shake off excess sand.


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Colored Rice 

1 cup white rice
1 tsp. rubbing alcohol
food coloring

Rice is one ingredient that's easy to find in almost any country. This recipe yields brightly

 colored rice for use in any craft project. Mix a few drops of food coloring with alcohol.

Put rice in air tight  container. Pour liquid mixture over rice and shake until color is evenly

 distributed. Spread colored rice in a thin layer to dry, Then store  rice  in dry air-tight



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 Painting Pictures using Rice


1 cup rice
Approximately 1 teaspoon rubbing alcohol
Food coloring
Elmer's glue

To color rice, add a few drops of food coloring to alcohol in a jar or Ziploc bag.  

Add rice and shake. Let dry on waxed paper. (Caution:   cover work area with newspaper  

and an  apron .) Children put

some glue on a piece of paper  and sprinkle rice onto it.  kids  can also make great collages

 using any number of  items.  If you have noodles,  beans, split peas or other dry goods in

 your cupboard, you have  the     makings for a fun and interesting collage.


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 Colored Noodles

  • 2lb Noodles ( wheels, long tubes) any thing that you can string.

  • 3 bottles Alcohol

  • Food Coloring

Place noodles in a large container  or Zip loc baggies so that there is room for the alcohol.

Add the alcohol and food coloring. Make sure all noodles are covered and let stand as long

as you wish the longer the noodles are in the solution the brighter the colors are. You can use

half a bag for one color and etc. Place noodles on paper towels to dry, it takes a few hours, but

 when done let children string or sort the noodles.


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 Magic Bubbles  and Wand


3 parts water                                         
1 part liquid dish soap            
1/4  corn syrup  

Smaller batch                     

1cup water    

1/3 cup dish soap

2 Tablespoons light corn syrup

Glycerin may be used instead to stabilize the bubbles
Combine ingredients and enjoy. If you don't have bubble blowers around the house, be

creative Make a ring out of a coat hanger , try winding a smaller loop connected to the

larger loop  bent out away from the larger loop and make a bubble inside a bubble and

try using different objects from your utensil drawer,  This can make the huge bubble if

you have a wand .


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Soapy Finger Paint

  • 1 Cup soap flakes

  • 1/2 Cup water

  • Food Coloring

Whip 1 cup soap flakes with 1/2 cup of water. Tint with food coloring or dry tempera.

Paint on white shelf paper or waxed paper.


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Sidewalk Chalk

  • 3 T Plaster

  • 2 T  Power tempa paint

  • 3 T  Water

  • Glow in the dark paint may be added to  make glow in dark chalk make adjustment for water content

Mix plaster and tempa paint; add water and mix well. Pour into molds. Allow to dry for

24 hours; remove from mold; and let air dry for 2 days to 1 week depending on size of mold.

You can use Dixie cups, candy molds, muffin tins, etc. for the molds.


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Spray Chalk


1/4 water

4 tablespoons corn starch

food coloring

Use food coloring to desired tent . Put in to spray bottle and you have spray

chalk !


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Water Color

1 table spoon of vinegar

1 table spoon of baking soda

   food coloring to tent desired

4 table spoon corn starch

1 table spoon corn syrup


 mix and put into small containers  Soda bottle caps glued on a piece of wood ruler or  old plate

 makes a nice pallet.


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Tunnel Tube Crawlers


  • Knit Fabric

  • Hoola-hoops

 Make your own tunnel,  buy a length of  T-shirt knit fabric,  it is knitted  together on

both side making a natural tube.  Insert hula hoops every few feet Take thread and sew

loops of thread in and over the hoop and loop to hold the loop in place. Do this on four

 different parts of the loop, and you have a tunnel.   Add a new hoop ever 2 feet.

Then you have a nice tunnel tub crawler, it's easily folded up and put away.


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Homemade Finger Paint


Mix 2 cups flour with 2 teaspoons salt. Add 2 1/2 cups cold water. Stir until smooth. Gradually add this mixture to 2 cups boiling water.  Boil until smooth and thick. Add food coloring, then stir until smooth.


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Finger paint
1/4 cup cornstarch
2 cups water
dry tempera paint

Version   (Using tempera paint) Mix all ingredients in a saucepan. Boil until mixture thickens. Allow paint to cool, then pour in a closed  storage  container. baby food

 jars are great for storage containers



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Face Paint (Washable)

1/4 cup baby lotion
1/2 tsp. dry tempera paint
1 1/2 tsp. Baby no more tears
(dish detergent, the milder, the better)

Mix all ingredients. Store in air-tight container. (Baby food jars are excellent

for storage containers) May be applied with paintbrush and removed easily with

soap and water.


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Hand lotion

4 table spoon of melted bees wax

4 tablespoon coco butter

4 tablespoons almond oil


Stir until creamy put into small covered container. This is nice to make you can

change the oil sent and have your favorite sent. You can use recycled ten can

candy containers for storage. and use polymer clay to decorate your own

 container. Make small batches as there are no perspectives in this recipe.



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Hand Lotion 2

1/4 cup rose water

1/4 cup glycerin

2 table spoons which hazel

1 table spoon almond oil


Stir and store into covered container with glycerin bee wax and  natural

fragrance oil you can make your own lotions With your favorite fragrance.

Combine drops of different oils and make create you own sent. I like to use

recycled small tens to put my lotion in. Then decorate them .



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 Home made Soap   Microwave

 solid glycerin soap

 natural die coloring

 natural fragrance


Melt until liquid  in a microwave glass dish use a small rubber spatula for stirring

and scraping out contents watch to see it doesn't boil use microwave able bowl

 stir ingredients  pour soap mold or candy mold let set until solid again, best

thing it's all natural and your get you favorite fragrance. Plus you get the fun

of making it.  So easy you'll wonder why you ever buy the soap you can also

make liquid soap just use liquid Glycerin soap.



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Homemade Bath Salts


1 box Epsom's salts (2 qt)

food coloring  (Natural coloring sold in crafts stores)

perfume or fragrance  (sold in most craft stores)


1.  Pour the salts in a large bowl       add food coloring or natural powered coloring found

 in craft stores to reach the color you want.2.  Add fragrance if desired. A drop or two

of a pure oil  until you reach the desired smell strength



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Paper Mache Dryer Lint



3 cups dryer lint
2 cups water
2/3 cup flour (NOT self-rising)
1/8 tsp. oil of cloves

In large saucepan, mix water and lint until lint is thoroughly moistened. Add flour, 

until no lumps remain. Add oil of cloves. Cook over low heat , stirring constantly, until

mixture is cohesive and peaks form. Pour cooked mixture on to old towels or newspapers;

allow to cool until compound may be handled safely. Mixture may also be stored in an

air-tight container for up to five days. Use lint compound as you would paper mache.

Once applied to a surface, compound takes 70-100 hours to dry completely, depending

on thickness. 






    Silly Putty

     supplies :

     2 table spoons white glue

     1 table spoon liquid starch

     Food coloring if you want it a color wait 5 minutes squeeze out excess starch.   I've made

     this and  it came out a bit wet it had to sit for a while and be worked before it turned into

     silly putty.   More like slime at first.  


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Snow Globes



Small glass jar ( such as a baby food jar or other small jar   with metal lid)

Sculpey polymer clay

Distilled water

Glitter and confetti ( do not use paper confetti)

Epoxy or hot glue ( waterproof glue)


 Using the lid inside make a design  a 3 d picture  start by applying a small mound to raise the sculpture  up making a nice base,  you can make a theme for the season or mothers day  fathers day  Using a jewelry wire covered in Sculpey you can make  finer objects such as a tree with branches. After  finish your sculpture , Put the jar in to the lid to make sure you've left room for the lid and jar to fit together take back off clean up around the groves of the lid , now apply polymer all around the bottom of the lid and up on the sides spreading it out to make a nice base you can decorate this with writing or more polymer sculpture being careful not to disturb the picture on the in side. When done Bake as Sculpey direction advise ( do not bake with jar on ), If any breaking or coming loose from the lid happens use  epoxy hot glue  to re attach,  When cooled fill glass jar with distilled water confetti and glitter close jar tightly ( can be permanently sealed up with epoxy .  Shake up and and enjoy your very own snow globe.


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Easy Homemade Ice Cream


Take 2 baggies one small quart 1 zip lock and 1 gallon zip lock

Instructions put cream sugar  vanilla into small zip lock bag zip tight place in side the large gallon zip lock bag with salt zip that bag  tight together and give to energetic child to shake until you have a nice creamy ice cream.
Note: ca add Hershey's powered chocolate or syrup to make you ice cream chocolate, may add crushed candy bars of you choice or add M&M's to mix. A wonderfully small portion of Ice-cream
Submitted by Tuesdi  

Given to me by another home school mom Thank you!

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       Rain Stick    


1 jar of mod podge 8 oz is fine although we'll find more use for it in the future


1 mailing tube can be found at post office some times at wal mart. I just happened   have a couple lying around , raping paper tubes are generally too small around but nice in length and not very sturdy


1 roll Craft wrap  light weight brown wrapping paper


 1 package of floral pins found in the floral section they look like a large staple with a squiggly section on the top


1 round paint brush for painting


1 package of Rice Small Navy beans or split peas , or a Varity of sizes to get a different sound effect. I used rice and navy beans, smaller material makes a higher pitch and tinkling sound


1 cheep paint brush bristle usually can find at package at the dollar store.

Paint earth tone colors brown earth red cornflower blue yellow earth tone green black white of off white/ or permanent magic markers


1 roll of masking tape 



Pre drill double holes so the kids can put the  floral pins in a spiral around the tube to put the floral pins in to. I did two spirals one on each side because the tube was larger around.  then cover pins with masking tape on on the pins and one on each side of that tape to help smooth out the  surface. 

Fill with beans rice or split peas test sound effect before sealing over the lids at the ends. add more if you like the sound or less I put a small piece of plastic shopping bag at each end because of the sound made when the rice hit the plastic bottom it muffled that plastic sound.

Tape the ends of the tube in a crisscross  until the entire end piece is covered then put piece  of tape around the circumfuse of the tube ends. This helps to make a secure ends while making a good surface for the next step of the modge poge.


Take large piece of wrapping paper tear not cut it of and crumple it into a ball un do and re crumple the paper do this several times to make it very wrinkly and soft.  


Then shred the paper in to small pieces different sizes and different shapes 

Take mod podge and brush and slap the pieces on the tube wetting tube first then putting small crumpled paper on after. When completely cover go around with fingers and make sure paper isn't sticking up any where to for a tight seal . 

Then let it dry  and decorate.

Decide if you want to use acrylic paint to decorate or permanent magic markers . Older Children may prefer paint younger kids will do better with markers.  You can add beads buttons raffia hemp cord ( different size ) jewelry wire or many other things to decorate the out side or decorate with different pictographs designs, from the rain forest Peru   Navaho Indians or Aboriginals symbols of Australia  and such learning about the rain stick. Rain sticks are found in many different cultures and used not only for making rain but also music.   Tuesdi

Home school discount at Joann Fabrics you can get most supplies there.


More information on rain sticks!!!



Tribal Instruments Australia : Rainsticks

History of Rainsticks - Ocarinas, Rainsticks, Dinosaur




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Simulated Dino Dig

1 cup plaster
1/2 cup vermiculite
1/2 cup clay soil mix (You could use clay cat litter)
3/4 cup water
assorted plastic dinosaurs, rocks, shells or whatever other ideas you might have. 

 Mix up 1st 4 ingredients, slop a little onto a sheet of tin foil - add a dino.  Slop some on top - add

 more dig items.  Continue onto slop is gone.  It takes a couple hours to dry.  We did this for a B-day

 party and put each "dig" in a cigar box (painted) that the kids decorated.  Add some "dig tools" - cheap

 paint brush and clay sculpt tools.   Have fun!    Diane




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Make your Own Shrinkydinks

#6 plastic containers with flat/un textured surfaces.
I use this plastic for art projects--#6 plastic is the same kind as shrinky
dinks are made from. If you want to make your own, just sand one side lightly,
draw/color/stamp/paint design, and bake in your oven just like
commercially-packaged shrink plastic. Make sure to use proper ventilation.




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Spray in Leave-In conditioner

4 oz  aloe vera juice 

3 drops  Rosemary Essential Oil

3 drops  Lavender Essential Oil

2 drops  Grapefruit Essential Oil


Put aloe vera juice into a 4 oz sprayer bottle. Add essential oils to the mixture - (you can

 leave out the rosemary and substitute it for grapefruit  if you like supposed to be better

for blondes You can also leave out the grapefruit . )   This isn't oily or sticky on the hair.

Apply it after getting out of the shower - just shake and spray onto damp hair. Dry

hair like normal. The rosemary "green" scent will fade as the hair dries. Use this as a safe

non toxic detangler  and it leaves  hair feeling soft, but not greasy. 




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 Making Your Own Bath Bombs


Place in a large bowl
2 cups of baking soda
1 cup of cornstarch
1 cup of citric acid
30 to 40 drops of fragrance oil
and a few drops of food coloring
(use pigments if you have them)


Mix together well and then scoop out 1 cup into a small bowl and add the coloring and the

fragrance oil... mix well.   Add this back to the large bowl and mix well.

Remove enough mixture to the small bowl for one bomb and mist lightly with a spritz bottle,

 just enough to hold salts together. DON"T over mist , this is where technique comes in .

Press the moisten mixture into a mold, pack down hard. Continue on in the same way. If your

molded bombs break , just moisten and remold. If you have added to much water just add more dry ingredients to stop the fizzing. Carefully remove the bomb from the mold and let dry out overnight. You can use candy molds, old

containers, Glad throw plastic containers, anything that will hold a shape. These make great

gifts, craft shows items, and great additions to gift baskets.

Making bath bombs is a blast! Dropping a huge effervescent tablet into the tub smells so good and is fun

to watch. Kids really enjoy them too! Making a bath bomb isn't hard but it can take a some care and patience. Citric acid is the ingredient that causes the fizzing. You have to have the correct grind of citric acid to make a successful bomb. You should have the fine or cosmetic grind of citric acid otherwise your bath bombs will not mold together well.


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 Brown Sugar Body Buff

1/2 cup brown sugar (can use granulated for a
                                       grainer scrub)
1/2 cup fine sea salt
1/4 cup or less of a combination of sunflower, 
       sweet almond and jojoba oils
1/2 cup of shredded soap (optional)
1 tablespoon kaolin or china clay (white)
1 tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon vitamin E oil

1 teaspoon each of grapefruit, lime and orange 
   fragrance or essential oils. (Note: if using these
   essential oils avoid exposing skin to direct

Mix all ingredients in small bowl.  Spoon into jar.  This recipe makes 8 ounces.  The oil will
settle on the top,  just stir before use.  This is an invigorating scrub so rub gently.  Bath

loves work best for good exfoliation.  Works very well on legs, feet, knees, elbows.  Not
recommended for faces.  Any essential or fragrance oils may be substituted.



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Make Crystals Grow!

There are many ways in which you can grow crystals, and many different
types of crystals.
Today I will instruct you on how to make two of the simplest sorts, sugar
and salt. Don't stop here, of course! Visit and find out how to
make crystals from all sort of other ingredients!

Sugar Crystals (aka Rock Candy)
You need:
1 large Mason jar
1 length cotton yarn, approximately 3 inches taller than jar
hot water
a lot of sugar

Fill your jar halfway with boiling water
Pour 1 cup of sugar in and mix until the sugar is fully dissolved
Continue to mix sugar in ¼ of a cup at a time until you reach the point
where the sugar absolutely will not dissolve further (bonus points – find
out why this happens!)
Tie the end of the yarn to the middle of a pencil. Lie the pencil across
the mouth of the jar with the yarn in the sugar water.
Place the jar in a sunny spot and observe every day!

Salt Crystals
You need:
1 sponge
1 plastic container (an empty food container works well)
hot water

Cut the sponge to fit the bottom of your container.
Pour 1 Tbsp vinegar over the sponge
In a seperate bowl pour 1 C of boiling water.
Add salt ½ C at a time and stir until fully dissolved. Stop when the salt
no longer dissolves easily.
Pour your salt water mixture over the sponge.
Place the sponge container in a sunny place and observe what happens every
few hours and days as the water evaporates.



Everything you want to know about crystals and how to make them!






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