Now is the time for oranges anyway, then you can make from the orange peels a fragrant orange flower bouquet :)
But there’s more that you can make from orange peels.
Sounds like a very healthy time ;-))
Orange Flower Bouquet (DIY : Christmas bouquet)
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The tutorial shows how you can make a substitute for expensive cosmetics with stuff from kitchen.
However I’d be cautious because essential oils and similar can be quite aggressive sometimes!
Note also the comment by Leanne Veitch, who states that lavender can be dangerous.
Anyhow a great idea! :)
Natural Makeup Hacks: Homemade Bronzer/Contour Powder)
via: DIY Beauty
Well, I really must give the homemade insect spray a try!
Although I’d prefer to keep the vodka than seeing to it that the insects get it ;-))
Homemade Insect Spray (Make Your Own Insect Repellent)
Well, do you still have orange peels from yesterday (or rather orange peels rests ;-))?
Then simply wrap your tea pot in them ;-))
Orange Peel Tea Pot (Jan Hopkins)
Her at unikatissima:
Orange Peel Box
I always have dry lips, sometimes more, sometimes less, but always dry.
Therefore I was glad to find the self-made lip gloss, because I will know what the ingredients are.
However I was a little unsure concerning the quantity of the ingredients, so I looked for more lip gloss recipes.
I think that the ‘Basic Lip Gloss Formula’ on the page was used for the lip gloss on the photo.
Let’s see how it works on my lips ;-))
Homemade Lip Gloss (Broncos lipgloss for tweens!)
Homemade Lip Gloss Recipes, e.g. the ‘Basic Lip Gloss Formula’ on the page
On the photo you see an oil lamp from an espresso cup, plain, cheap cooking oil and cotton. On the page with the instruction there are more but I always wanted to try this one.
And I learned a lot:
- The tip of the cotton must peep out a good piece and be well twisted, otherwise the flame is too small (as you can see on the photo).
- If the cotton is soaked it is quite difficult to bring it to burn (but be always careful anyhow!).
- My ‘Espresso lamp’ burned about seven hours (!).
- It hardly smelled.
But: I always have to keep an eye on it: At the end when the oil was nearly burned the cotton began to burn and the cup was very, very hot and totally sooted.
Fortunately it didn’t break.
Part of the soot was ‘only smudgy’ and I could wipe it away, but part of it was kind of burned in and it took me the time of a whole motion picture (and lots of force!) to get the cup clean again.
Anyhow I will do this again because it is reasonably priced and beautiful.
Perhaps I will drip some drops of essential oil into, but first I must find out what puts off midges ;-)
Oil Lamp (Make Lamps–Not Vinaigrette)
I’m fascinated about what can be done at home!
Now I found a tutorial on how to make a natural stick deodorant that seems to be made quite quickly.
‘Natural’ means here that the only ingredients are baking soda, cornstarch and tea-tree oil.
However I don’t know whether every baking soda can be used, because Leo says that ‘baking soda’ means ‘Natriumbikarbonat’ whereas on my baking soda is written that it contains ‘Natriumhydrogenkarbonat’.
Well, it’s rather spring time than summer now, I still have a lot of time to find out ;-)
Quick Stick Deodorant
LEO German-English Dictionary
LEO Deutsch-Englisches Wörterbuch
Long ago I found (German) instructions for ornaments made from citrus fruit. They seem to be fragrant.
Last time I checked the site they didn’t show the images, but it is very easy.
That’s what you have to do:
- Sketch the pattern onto the citron or the orange (e.g. with a ball pen).
- Cut the pattern (it is the same technique as with the eraser stamps: cut the pattern diagonally).
- Subsequently you can decorate your ornament with cloves.
On the photo you see my first try. I tried to cut a too broad pattern, I doesn’t really like it.
Fortunately I can continue experimenting and when making faults, I can ‘nibble’ some delicious orange ;-))
Here at unikatissima: Eraser Stamps