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auntiem
« on: October 09, 2004 05:56:21 PM »

So I found a pattern from the '70's of those beanbag animals  (frogs and turtles). It calls for stuffing them with 7 cups of rice. I was hoping to scent it with lavender or some other calming scents. Should I just use lavender flower heads or should I use essential oils? If I use oils, what would be the suggested parts per cup of rice?
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« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2004 10:16:34 PM »

i did something once that called for scenting oatmeal with oils...
It said just to but a couple drops in at first and shake it around. Maybe its the same for rice!
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« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2004 12:13:55 PM »

i think oils might work, i would test it on something first though. what if you stuck a little potpurri in the bag with the rice?
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« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2004 03:04:40 AM »

I've heard of both Oils & corresponding herbs for scenting.
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auntiem
« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2004 12:51:51 PM »

Thanks- I think I'll try a mix of both. Do you think I could put them in the microwave to warm the rice - to rejuvinate the scent?
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« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2004 07:44:14 PM »

i would think heat would activate the scent, but id be concerned it might catch fire or something haha, good luck
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« Reply #6 on: October 16, 2004 06:04:07 PM »

you could mix in some real dried lavender with the rice to add the benefits of it ...

by the way where did you find the patterns? can you post a link or send me one? it sounds like a cool project for my boyfriend's nieces and nephews ...
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auntiem
« Reply #7 on: October 21, 2004 02:55:54 PM »

I found the pattern in my Mom's sewing room. It is an old McCalls. I'll post pictures when the get done (next month).
The pattern is for (now this will give away my age) those autograph animals - made out of vinyl you write on them with a sharpie - that were so popular when I was in grade school.
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« Reply #8 on: October 27, 2004 10:37:27 PM »

how much oil would you need? I wanna do the same thing too. I would assume too much oil would seep through the fabric (I got suede so I cans mess it up!)
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« Reply #9 on: January 15, 2005 02:15:28 PM »

I made a rice bag, tha you heat to put on sore joints, and just put some scented oil on a cotton ball and placed in inside with the rice.  The idea of using lavender along with it sound great. Jo
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