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1  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects / Re: Crayon Soaps a how to of sorts. on: October 16, 2011 09:03:56 AM
This is awesome!  I am going to have try to figure this out (I've never made soap before).  We recently bought a set of sesame street bath crayons at target ( I think it was) and they stained the shower wall. I have pink scrubbed flowers all over one side of our tub. Needless to say I told the kids we weren't going to use them again. So now I have upset munchkins. If I can figure this out, should brighten bath time for them again.  Wink

Thanks for sharing this!!

What type of shower wall is it? My kids have a bathtub with a shower kit for the walls it's a poly something I'm sure. Anyway. My littlest was found standing in the shower coloring the walls with actual crayons. I did some looking online and found that WD-40 and a cloth with remove the paraffin and pigment. I tried it after I had smudged trying to scrub it with hot water and soap and it removed the smeared mess and didn't damage the shower wall. Give it a test by spraying a q tip with WD-40 and give a small bit a swipe. Had to share as it drove me nuts having smudged crayon all over the shower.

2  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects / Re: Crayon Soaps a how to of sorts. on: September 23, 2011 05:00:51 PM
Hope everyone is having fun soapin around with crayon soaps. I just made a new batch last week. My three year old came in as I was unmolding them and exclaimed 'WOW THANK YOU MOM FOR MAKING ME MORE CRAYON SOAPS' and preceded to strip down to go take a bath.  I made them just in time by the time they cure we'll be out.
3  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Discussion and Questions / HEAD LICE TREATMENT on: September 09, 2011 12:30:56 PM
 Shocked If you're like me you hear, read or think head lice and your head starts to feel creepy and itchy. Shocked

This summer my daughter came home from camp with a nasty case of head lice. I immediately ran out and bought a store treatment like a fool as it did not rid them of her head. I knew there was something I was missing and remembered reading about olive oil and suffocating insects with it. After a quick google yep Olive Oil is the most effective way to rid your head of lice. After reading through several blogs, articles and thumbing a couple books I came up with a treatment for my daughter's head. And just to be safe I made everyone use it. It knocked them all out and it's been a week and we've seen no signs of remaining lice but have scheduled another treatment just to be safe. I suggest treating once a week for three weeks. Eggs hatch every 6-10 days.

4oz Olive Oil
1/4t clove oil
1/4t tea tree

I bottled everything and put the sealed bottle in a cup of hot water to heat it. Gave it a good shake and applied it soaking the scalp and length of hair. Wrapped everyones head with head wraps I made of old tea shirts and left it on for about 3 hours. Some suggest plastic wrap to make an air tight barrier I didn't want to wrap my 3 year olds head in plastic wrap so I used an old t shirt and cut the body part of the shirt out using a spiral cutting from bottom to top to get a long strip and cut a hole in one end to loop through to start the wrapping around the hair/head.

Shampoo out and then apply a generous amount of conditioner and lightly rinse out leaving a bit of conditioner behind to aid in the removal of the nits, bodied and eggs with a fine tooth comb.

I wasn't sure where to stick this figured this was close enough. I think I have a picture of my littlest with her hair wrapped up. And I'll get a photo of the mix and the measurements up here sooner rather than later.
4  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects / Re: Crayon Soaps a how to of sorts. on: August 23, 2011 10:36:19 AM
I added the melted crayon at trace then let set.
5  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects / Re: Featured Projects--Quarter 1, 2011 on: May 17, 2011 09:36:51 PM
Can't stop giggling ... Soap Porn Cheesy I made it to SOAP PORN Cheesy I've had a lot of fun with soap. I read the feature listing and such out loud to my husband and he said 'leave it to you honey to be part of making soap dirty' ...

Love the henna project and can't wait to try something like Posey's Spots I'd been thinking about giving something like that a try this round of soap making and those look awesome. I'm inspired!

My daughter has the MARBLED NAILS bookmarked and has done it with several colors now. It's cool. She's going to do them cherry and Bordeaux for her end of school dance. She said I have to post pics on a reply for ya.

Several of those things look like something you'd want to pick up and eat. Love soap that looks so good you could eat Cheesy
6  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects / Re: 6Mos. Of Soapin' Around ... IMG HEAVY on: May 17, 2011 09:07:35 PM
I strongly suggest you go forth and make soap. Cheesy It's so much fun. I hear a lot from friends that they'd be afraid of the lye. Don't be afraid just be safe. Set up your station, I always have a spritz bottle of distilled vineager on hand when making soap. I had a sploosh take place and had a few blobs of not yet to trace soap hit my forearm above the gloves it then rolled down in the glove not fun but didn't scar me for life. Spritzed and it was fine. And that's been my one encounter with the lye in a bad way don't let it scare you.  Shocked I can't wait to add more pics of soaps and stuff I've been working on.

That banana clove sounds amazing. I did a banana oatmeal soap a while back with banana puree. What fun that was. I love the way it feels on my skin. Did you add a fragrance to that one or leave it all natural?

I left it all natural. I don't actually use any fragrances in my soaps. I've wanted to keep them natural some have stronger scents than others. Did you chill your banana puree and juice before adding to the lye water? My first time around I didn't thankfully it was a small test batch. It was foul for a while but after I made the soap and let it cure it redeemed itself. I did some reading and checked with a few people in blogs and learned that chilling was a good thing. When I made the larger batch I chilled everything banana and I added a touch of clove oil in addition to the ground ingredients.
7  CRAFTSTER CRAFT CHALLENGES / Craftster Craft Challenges / Re: Craft Challenge #63 Play With Your Food - Due Jun 1 - Jun 8 on: May 05, 2011 10:29:54 AM
YAY!! I can't wait to tell my daughter!! We're going to have fun with this one. Cheesy Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin
8  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Black and White Polka Dot Rockabilly Dress on: May 04, 2011 02:44:12 PM
I've been looking around at 50's inspired dress and this one is great that and your photos are great. I'll have to check out that pattern. I'm starting my own little business and one of my friends said I need do a retro 50's housewife look with a green apron. I think something like this would be great. Great Job!
9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Tim Burton-inspired ballgown on: May 04, 2011 02:39:57 PM
I love this look!!! I know my daughter would love it too. And she is rockin' some outrageously perfect Helena Bohnam Carter hair!! A+ Awesome, Totally Cool.
10  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects / Re: 6Mos. Of Soapin' Around ... IMG HEAVY on: May 02, 2011 06:48:08 PM
Thanks Ladies.

Tiffi I've seriously been thinking about making my own make up products. I've made blush as they discontinued the snowy plum color I loved oh so much. I've read ingredients on things for years and often wonder what else is in there they don't tell us about. Apparently there is no law that says companies HAVE to tell you EVERYTHING that's in their products. That scares me. Both of my daughters suffer from Eczema and I've made them treatment balms and lotions after learning that the products that the doctor had prescribed cause liver and kidney issues.

I do a lot of sewing and gardening as well. I make it a point to switch up what I'm doing throughout the month. And when I get to soapin' around I get a little excited at the possibilities of what I can make. So I end up with about 30lbs a month ...  Shocked WOW I didn't realize that until just now!! My first batches I tested out on family and friends and donated some to the community shelter and some churches. After positive feedback I started branching out into other bath and body products. My kids are a great inspiration and my eldest (12) can't wait for summer so she can help me make soaps. She's been watching and learning can't wait to let her whip up some soaps of her own.

I could go on forever ... Cheesy
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