Borax, Baking soda, Salt and lemon essential oils from Young Living. Borax and baking soda will kill the adult fleas, the salt will dry up the eggs and the essential oils will make your house smell absolutely divine! Plus if you use lemon or lavender scents, these are natural flea repellents so any possible unwanted visitors that you may have missed will stay away from your house.
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Many people use paper soap—paper-thin soap sheets—as an alternative to bar and/or liquid soap. Paper soap is not only easy to carry, store and use (especially for travel), but quickly dissolves in water without leaving behind residual soap scum in a soap dish or on a sink as typically seen with wet soap bars or dripping soap dispensers. Although you can find several paper soap products in stores or online, you can easily make your own paper soap at home with the use your favorite soap brands and a few kitchen items.
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Things You’ll Need
Wire cheese slicer
Brownie or cake bake pans
Speed peeler (optional)
Decorative scissors (optional)
Lift the handle of the wire slicer.
Place your soap bar on the cutting board and then align it under the wire as you would a block of cheese.
Pull the handle down and slice through the end of the soap bar. Set the first paper-thin soap sheet aside and then repeat as needed to make additional sheets of paper soap.
Line your pans with wax paper.
Cut your soap bar into 1/2-inch blocks and place the blocks in a large glass bowl.
Create a double boiler and then melt the soap. Fill a small pot with water and place it on a burner. Put the glass bowl on top of the pot so that it sits on the rim of the mouth of the pot, turn on the burner and then wait for the generated steam to melt the soap.
Pour the melted soap into your brownie or cake pans to coat the wax sheets with a paper-thin film about 1/2 mm thick.
Wait for the soap to cool. Peel the soap carefully from the wax paper and cut it into palm-sized (or smaller) sheets using straight-edged scissors to make a stack of paper soap.
If you don’t mind having irregularly shaped paper soap sheets, cut paper-thin sheets from a soap bar using a handheld speed peeler.
If you want to make paper soap with special edges, cut the soap using the decorative scissors or “decorative paper edgers” typically used in paper crafts such as scrapbooking.
2. In a food processor mix tuna, egg, flour, water and parsley until a dough forms. If the dough looks too sticky, add a bit more flour
.3. Dust a surface with flour and roll out dough to 1/2 inch thick.4. Use a bottle cap to cut out treats from the dough.5. Bake for 20 minutes on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.6. Let cool and serve to your cat.
This homemade moisturizer is an all-purpose miracle worker—as excellent for damaged and dry hands as it is for repairing chapped lips and cracked skin. Rosemary and sage oils, steeped in nourishing coconut oil and cocoa butter, help to jump-start skin repair. While the salve is completely edible, we don’t recommend actually eating it.
By: Lily Diamond
Ingredients 32 servings
½ cup raw virgin coconut oil
½ cup chopped cocoa butter
½ cup fresh sage leaves
½ cup fresh rosemary leaves
Ready In1 h 30 m
Melt coconut oil and cocoa butter in a small saucepan over low heat. When the oil is hot to the touch, add sage and rosemary. Let the mixture steep over low heat for 10 minutes, then turn the heat off and leave the pan on the stove to steep, uncovered, for another 1-2 hours, depending on desired potency of scent.
Strain out the leaves and discard. Pour the liquid into an 8-ounce glass jar, two 4-ounce jars, or four 2-ounce jars. Place lids on the jars and refrigerate overnight to harden. Remove from the fridge the next morning and keep in a cool, dry place.
To make ahead: Store in a cool, dry place for up to 6 months.