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Essential Oils and Fragrance Oils

Essential oils are pure liquids containing aroma compounds that are removed from the seeds, flowers, leaves, roots, and stems or bark of plants through methods such as distillation, expression, or extraction.  These oils carry the distinctive essence, or scent, of the plant it was made from and are frequently used in perfumes, flavorings, and medicines...

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Plastic or Glass?

We’re thinking of switching to clear glass jars for our salt soaks and salt scrubs. This is something we consider every time we have to place an order for containers, but we haven’t yet made the switch.

Currently, we use amber-colored plastic (PET) jars. They’re lightweight and won’t shatter, and the dark color protects the contents from light. PET is easily recyclable (into other PET bottles and jars, or even...

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Woodworking: Living Room End Table

I've been at it again!  This time, I've been breaking in the 10-inch sliding compound miter saw that my sweet husby got me for my birthday (best. gift. ever.) by making an end table for the living room.  We recently got a new sofa/loveseat set to replace an overstuffed-style sectional sofa that our dog had really made his own.  This left us with an extra corner in the room!  We needed a table.  True to fashion, when...

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