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Remember when a bread machine was all the rage? Everyone bought one, made a few loaves of bread, then they got stashed in the cupboard or were given away or sold. I bought one, too. The recipes in the booklet had more ingredients than I had on hand and never seemed to buy. Then, theyContinue Reading →
What’s the difference between homemade liquid soap and homemade bar soap besides the consistency? The type of lye that’s used in each one. By combining fatty acids and Sodium Hydroxide (NaOH), the sodium actually crystallizes to form a hard bar of soap. In liquid soap, the Potassium Hydroxide (KOH, caustic potash) is soluble, leaving itContinue Reading →
Why would I want to make homemade deodorant? Because I can. A few months ago, I noticed (and was a little concerned) on the back of my deodorant “Ask a doctor before use if you have kidney disease” and started researching. Basically, deodorants/antiperspirants contain aluminum (Aluminum Zirconium Tetracholohydrx GLY) which can’t be relieved from yourContinue Reading →
It seems to be late in the season, but the mosquitoes are out full force here now. I’ve been waiting! I needed to try out my recipe of natural homemade mosquito repellent. It must be my sweet, sweet blood they love because I can be hit when no one else is, so I just knewContinue Reading →