1/2 C. all-purpose flour
1/2 C. salt
1/4 tsp. essential oil (your favorite scent)
2/3 C. boiling water
Food coloring, if desired
|1. In bowl, mix dry ingredients well.
2. Add essential oil, and boiling water to dry ingredients. (Scent will be
strong, but will fade slightly when dry.)
3. For colored stones, blend in food coloring, one drop at a time, until
desired shade is reached.
4. Blend ingredients, and form balls.
5. Allow stones to dry.
1 1/2 cup flour
1/4 cup salt
1/4 teas. alum powder (spice)
1 tablespoon fragrance oil
2/3 cup boiling water approx.
Molds (small chocolate molds or soap molds) I mix together all but the food
coloring to start with. Add enough boiling water to make a really stiff dough
(the more water you add the longer they will take to dry out). Then I make
smaller balls in different colors using the food coloring (only add a drop or
two at a time and keep working till mixed completely). (But for grapes I have
mixed pink, purple and green balls and not mixed completely and they look more
realistic) I have also added glitter to some. I use small chocolate molds. So
I would make a small ball of green then a larger ball of pink if I were making
roses. Keep the portion that you are not using covered in saran wrap so it
doesn’t dry out to much. Brush the mold with a little oil so the scent stones
will not stick in the mold. Then I take a little green to fit into the leaf
part of the mold then I take enough pink to fit into the rose part of the mold
and squish it in there really good so the pink and the green will stay stuck
together. Then I take a sharp knife and run it If you have any questions feel
free to ask.
Hand dipped Incense sticks
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1 oz. fragrance oil
2 oz. rubbing (Isopropyl) alcohol
100 incense sticks
Pan(s) - I use the disposable aluminum ones
Plastic wrap or plastic bags from the store.
Lay incense sticks in pan
Mix fo with rubbing alcohol and then pour over sticks.
Roll sticks to make sure they are totally covered with mixture.
Cover the pan with either plastic wrap or put the pan in one of the plastic
grocery bags and wrap ends under to seal. Let soak 24 hours. Remove from pan
and place in a upright in a jar to dry.
Cut some cardboard.
Wind nylon net around and around till you get what you think is enough.
Slide it off and tie the middle real tight with some strong nylon cord and
leave enough for a loop or put a loop in before you tie it.
Pull the nylon loops out and keep twisting them.
Soon you will have a scrubby.