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1  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects / Re: Natural Deodorant on: July 11, 2008 01:58:08 PM
It is great to see all the scent ideas and recipes in this thread! I just decided to start making my own deodorant instead of buying the aromacreme stuff from Lush, so I'm hoarding flavour combinations. My friend sent me a great link about making cream deodorant, which is something I didn't see covered here yet:

http://angrychicken.typepad.com/angry_chicken/2008/07/homemade-deodor.html

I hadn't thought of making deo for gifts but since a tiny bit lasts a long time, it's probably really easy to make "bulk" batches. Even a cup would make some to give away.

Cheesy Had I checked that site out BEFORE I posted, I would have known we were referencing the same recipe! I found mine from a lady named kimberlily on longhaircommunity.com . She calls it her own, so I am assuming she created it (?). It is a great recipe though, for sure, whoever made it originally!
2  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects / Re: Natural Deodorant on: July 11, 2008 01:09:11 PM
I love this thread!!
I have been making and using my own deodorant for probably 6 months now.
I am an excessive sweat-er, and though this formula doesn't prevent sweating, it does kill the smell caused by bacteria. (It can be harmful to stop sweating, actually!)

Cream Deodorant
1 T coconut oil
1 T shea butter
15 drops Essential Oil
1 t cornstarch
2 t baking soda
*Melt-n-mix, put in a pot and apply with fingertips.
 
I personally, have been using 5 drops tea tree oil (it kills bateria, which causes the odor!), 5 drops orange essential oil, and 10 drops lavendar oil to this, and it smells like sugar cookies! I also found that I do not need to melt it, and probably shouldn't, as it becomes very runny!*
*I believe it is runny because I purchased a butter from Bath and Body Works sometime ago, but forgot what kind of butter it was. It was shea, I thought, but it's something different. Had I used shea, the recipe would have turned out more solid. To solidify what I have now, I put it in the fridge and scoop a bit out each morning. I only need apply once a day!
I poured the mixture into two baby food jar (cleaned and dried), one larger and one smaller - they were filled, and in 6 months I have barely put a dent in the larger one. Wink
3  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 26 ENTRIES / Re: Here Comes the Dollar Tree Bride! (img heavy): on: April 02, 2008 02:23:38 AM
Oh mylanta! I want one! I want to wear it out to parties and around the house - it's fantastic! Great job. WOW!
4  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 26 ENTRIES / Re: Sacred Box of Kink on: April 02, 2008 02:21:00 AM
Oh my stars! I like that so much. And you know... the chain with the key can double as a whip! LOL
I am making one of these for my husband for our anniversary. HAhahahaa
5  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Discussion and Questions / Dolls with roll-up case on: April 02, 2008 02:14:28 AM
I saw these today, and was thinking that if anyone would know how to make these, it would be the people here! I've been lurking for a bit, but I really want to make these:
http://bp1.blogger.com/_pMSSE7Wi34A/R_LfKimPACI/AAAAAAAACfg/Mx0z7eyWIeI/s1600-h/cakes+042.jpg

http://bp3.blogger.com/_pMSSE7Wi34A/R_LfLCmPADI/AAAAAAAACfo/6bg_hHWpAmk/s1600-h/cakes+044.jpg

http://bp3.blogger.com/_pMSSE7Wi34A/R_LfLCmPAEI/AAAAAAAACfw/tXRJ_xHlV60/s1600-h/cakes+041.jpg
6  CLOTHING / Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Discussion and Questions / Re: Bramaggeddon (aka Building a better bra) on: March 31, 2008 03:44:06 AM
Oh my stars! This thread was excellent. I made a blog entry a couple of weeks ago with a few websites, etc on how to make bras (I have yet to make my own, the thoughts and process just fascinates me!), but nothing like this!
I have gone through a LOT of the websites listed here and can only say... WOW! Ladies, you are incredibly talented!

I didn't notice the links I had on here, but if they are here, I am sorry. I really did go through every page, but I've been carefully going over the whole thread for about 2 hours now. ACK.
Here are the websites I found:
http://www.taunton.com/threads/pages/t00111.asp
http://www.andsewitis.net/braclass/class_start.html
http://www.instructables.com/id/Patternmaking-tips-for-Bras

WOW, WOW, WOW.
7  CLOTHING / Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Discussion and Questions / Re: Bramaggeddon (aka Building a better bra) on: March 31, 2008 03:23:48 AM
I recently took a bra making workshop with Anne St. Clair of Needlenook Fabrics. Wow. I walked away from there with a very nicely fitting and very comfortable bra. She has two sizes of bra patterns that she sells from her blog. (Her cup sizes go up to an "H", and if you're larger than that, she can help you extrapolate from there--she put me into a bra that was between an H and an I cup). If you prefer to work from a pattern, here's her web site:

http://ndlnookfab.blogspot.com/

NAYY...


WOW! I clicked on that link as I have all the others, and am so excited to find that she works in my state!!! Thank you for that link!
8  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Re: Scrapbook Supplies Swap on: April 06, 2007 05:35:50 PM
Are you thinking of scrapbook stuff that is literal scraps or of decent items (prima flowers, brads, etc.)?
9  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Scrapbooking: Discussion and Questions / Re: Q on sealants & glue - pls advise on: April 06, 2007 05:32:38 PM
Hairspray works GREAT in a pinch!

Now, for the adhesives. For heavier items, I am falling in love with Glue Dots. Less mess, great hold.
Then for paper to paper, is use Elmer's Craft Bond Glue - it's effective and I only need a little dab in each corner.
If you have a piece of paper that's no more than 1 1/2" wide, you could check into Xyron runners... it's like making your own stickers, and it works great for/as adhesive.
Depending on the look, I found some really cheap clear photo corners too... those are greatfor just giving a little hold if you might want to take the picture off again to copy, finish distressing it, etc.

Another tip: If you don't want to spend so much on vellum, use tracing paper instead. Much cheaper. You could gently chalk over it, hairspray it and then you can have colored "vellum."
10  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Scrapbooking: Discussion and Questions / Re: who makes the best/most interesting scrapbook paper? on: April 06, 2007 05:26:29 PM
I am a 7 Gypsies whore. Everything they make amazes me. I'm also a HUGE fan of everything Tim Holtz, Daisy D's and Rusty Pickle. All vintage/distressy type stuff. Also, BasicGrey makes me drool. Smiley

At first, I said, "WOW... not that bad for me"... and then I thought..."Maybe."
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