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by wildbee
Fri Oct 14, 2011 9:07 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Cosmetics regulations and all that
Replies: 20
Views: 1828

Re: Cosmetics regulations and all that

MKG, are we discussing the difference between common sense/decency and the law? You would expect something you buy to do what it says on the tin, but is it required by law to be proven to work? Asking for someone (anyone) to back up any claim is perfectly reasonable, but evidence is not proof. I'm s...
by wildbee
Fri Oct 14, 2011 5:39 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Cosmetics regulations and all that
Replies: 20
Views: 1828

Re: Cosmetics regulations and all that

Isn't this purely an issue of whether or not you are registered/'qualified' to sell medicinal products as apposed to cosmetic ones, not about if they actually work. I don't really see how listing some of the well documented healing properties of essential oils can be called making unsubstantiated cl...
by wildbee
Sat Oct 08, 2011 5:27 pm
Forum: Pets
Topic: Don't let puppies near your wool!
Replies: 9
Views: 3306

Re: Don't let puppies near your wool!

lol yes I love that pic, I think one of them is biting it's own foot!
by wildbee
Fri Oct 07, 2011 11:06 am
Forum: Pets
Topic: Don't let puppies near your wool!
Replies: 9
Views: 3306

Re: Don't let puppies near your wool!

hehe, ok. They are Labradoodle pups the lady I'm staying with in Devon has bred. Luckily for me some have sold though because I'll be looking after them on my own over the weekend and 4 is enough. Cute but still little terrors! http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6165/6219518337_cc800796cf.jpg http://far...
by wildbee
Thu Oct 06, 2011 4:13 pm
Forum: Pets
Topic: Don't let puppies near your wool!
Replies: 9
Views: 3306

Don't let puppies near your wool!

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6111/6217060941_ab4fb3927a.jpg I found loads of lovely wool in the charity shop yesterday, a mohair polwarth mix. It was in skeins so I wrapped one round the back of the chair ready to wind into a ball, but then - disaster struck! I left the room and didn't shut the d...
by wildbee
Thu Oct 06, 2011 3:55 pm
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: How to make your own natural alum crystal deodant?
Replies: 2
Views: 914

Re: How to make your own natural alum crystal deodant?

I just have aluminium sulphate proper, the type that is made chemically and it does say it's an irritant on the label! ~Probably not a good idea to rub it on yourself. I've done a bit more reading about the deo sticks and they all say their alum comes from volcanic rocks?
by wildbee
Thu Oct 06, 2011 3:51 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Knit socks without grief?
Replies: 25
Views: 3035

Re: Knit socks without grief?

Zech I was so impressed with the speed of your knooking that I had to give it a go. I think the cord I'm using is far too short but the lovely bamboo hooks will arrive soon I hope, in the mean time I will keep practising. I found the link on the Ravelry knooking group, searching ebay UK only brings ...
by wildbee
Tue Oct 04, 2011 2:25 pm
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: How to make your own natural alum crystal deodant?
Replies: 2
Views: 914

How to make your own natural alum crystal deodant?

I've just bought a huge bucket of powdered aluminium sulphate to tan a couple of deerskin rugs with and wondered if it is possible to make some deodorant sticks too.

I've seen youtube vidoes for how to grow alum crystals but not sure if this is the same thing, or even the same type of alum?
by wildbee
Tue Oct 04, 2011 2:09 pm
Forum: Eco Products and Innovations
Topic: Washing up liquid alternative
Replies: 15
Views: 5747

Re: Washing up liquid alternative

Potter's Farm wrote:Hot water, white vinegar and lemon juice!! Works brilliantly, not much vinegar needed, lemon juice for scent as well as de-greasing.


How effective is lemon juice, could you use it to clean fatty oven trays?
by wildbee
Tue Oct 04, 2011 12:35 am
Forum: Eco Products and Innovations
Topic: Washing up liquid alternative
Replies: 15
Views: 5747

Re: Washing up liquid alternative

Yes you can make a washing liquid by heating the soapnuts in water and then straining them out. It's not got much of a lather though and doesn't tackle grease all that well in my experience.
by wildbee
Mon Oct 03, 2011 8:14 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Knit socks without grief?
Replies: 25
Views: 3035

Re: Knit socks without grief?

I've just found these on ebay; a set of 7 carbonised bamboo hooks for under £5 including postage :) http://www.ebay.com/itm/7SZ-MULTIFUNCTIONAL-carbonize-crochet-hooks-3-5MM-6-5MM-/220765868905?_trksid=p5197.m7&_trkparms=algo%3DLVI%26itu%3DUCI%26otn%3D5%26po%3DLVI%26ps%3D63%26clkid%3D29511166308...
by wildbee
Sat Sep 24, 2011 10:41 am
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Knit socks without grief?
Replies: 25
Views: 3035

Re: Knit socks without grief?

Try knooking instead, it's so much easier! I have blogged about this a bit... Intro: http://growingthingsandmakingthings.blogspot.com/2011/02/knitting-knooking.html Making hooks: http://growingthingsandmakingthings.blogspot.com/2011/02/knooking-hook.html and: http://growingthingsandmakingthings.blo...
by wildbee
Mon Aug 29, 2011 8:37 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Elderberries along a main road?
Replies: 6
Views: 1349

Re: Elderberries along a main road?

You seem doubtful of the food's safety so why go against your instincts? I've always been taught not to pick fruit from busy roads, 'experts' can say a lot of things...
by wildbee
Sun Aug 21, 2011 1:36 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: weird and wonderful quotes
Replies: 58
Views: 3203

Re: weird and wonderful quotes

'Thames-Water taken up about Greenwich at Low Water, where it is free from all Brackishness of the Sea, and has in it all the Fall and Sullage from this great City of London, makes very Strong Drink. It will of it self alone, being carryd to Sea, ferment wonderfully, and after its due Purgations,11 ...
by wildbee
Sun Aug 21, 2011 1:23 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Elderberry 24 pounds picked today.
Replies: 20
Views: 1981

Re: Elderberry 24 pounds picked today.

wow you've been busy! Need to pick mine but got no jam jars left. What's the juice like?

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