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Miscellaneous Items

Scent Rocks
© unkown
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.

Scent Stones
© Di
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.
food coloring
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
© Cierra Candles
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.

Bath Scrubbies
© Linda
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.