So Succulent Gardens

  (Columbia Station, Ohio)
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Make MOM homemade HERBAL Cologne

If you do not have cash on hand this year to send mom a BLOSSOM FARM live herbal basket or our handmade Lavender products.  There is time to make Mom hand-crafted cologne.
It should be done today since MOM's day is only 10 days away.
Filter through coffee filter and visit you local $$$$ store for  unique looking bottles. 
Enjoy!  Gayle

1/2 cup lavender
1/4 cup rosemary
peel of 1 lemon
peel of 1 orange
1/2 cup orange-mint leaves
1/2 cup lemon balm leaves
2 cups vodka
2 cups rosewater
Steep 2 weeks; filter and bottle.

Spicy Cologne

1 oz. rose petals
2 T. lavender
2 thin strips orange peel
1 (1-inch) stick cinnamon, crushed
1 tb. coriander seeds, bruised
10 oz. vodka
Steep 2 weeks; filter and bottle.

Herbal cologne
2 T. rosemary
2 T. lavender
1 T. juniper berries, crushed
1 strip lemon rind
10 oz. vodka
Steep 2 weeks; filter and bottle.

Hungary Water
1 T. rosemary
1 tsp. mint leaves
Grated peel of 1/4 lemon
Grated peel of 1/4 orange
1/4 cup vodka
1/2 cup rosewater
Steep 2 weeks; filter and bottle.


HOMEMADE LAUNDRY SOAP - Super easy and save a few $$$$$

Tap water
1/4 cup Castile bar soap, grated (Zote or fels napa soap will make it low suds).
1/4 cup borax
1/4 cup washing soda (Sodium Carbonate), if you can find it at the local grocer try a pool supply.
Optional:  Essential oil 1/2 ounce.  Sweet nrange and Lemon will help a little to cut grease.
Supplies Needed:
-1 recycled gallon milk or water container with a screw top
-Measuring cup
-Stirring spoon
-Stove pot (6 cups or larger)
Using a funnel, put 4 cups hot tap water into milk container.  Set aside.
Measure 4 cups water into pan. Add grated soap; heat and stir until soap is dissolved.
Remove from heat and add borax and washing soda, stirring well.
Using funnel, transfer with measuring cup into container. Tighten screw top onto container and shake.
Add 8 more cups of water to container. Tighten top and give another shake.   Remove top and allow to cool.
 When cool, it will resembles egg drop soup. 

To use: Give a shake before pouring. Add 1/3 to 1/2 cup liquid soap to machine as washer water fills.
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