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by Hernaic Tom
Tue Jul 12, 2011 10:49 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Make essential oils?
Replies: 3
Views: 1383

Make essential oils?

Steam distillation? Is there a relatively straightforward way of making essential oils at home? I thought I'd try with Lavender and rosemary essential oils at first.....

Also.... possibly Buddleja davidii? Does anyone have any idea if you could get an essential oil from the flowers?

Thanks!

Tom
by Hernaic Tom
Tue Jul 12, 2011 10:38 pm
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: 101 things you can plant in
Replies: 11
Views: 6695

Re: 101 things you can plant in

20. Margarine tub (Garlic) http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w263/hernaictom/DSCF4704.jpg 21. Drinks bottles (Chickpeas) http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w263/hernaictom/DSCF4705.jpg 22. Compost bag (Potatoes...roll up as you Earth up!) http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w263/hernaictom/DSCF4910....
by Hernaic Tom
Tue Apr 12, 2011 10:01 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Wash muslin
Replies: 4
Views: 948

Wash muslin

Hi all, I've just made a batch of Nettle beer in a demijohn, so now the muslin I used is covered in lemon rind and bits. What is the best way to clean muslin. Would it be best to do it by hand?

Thanks in advance,

Tom
by Hernaic Tom
Sun Mar 13, 2011 6:03 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Defrosting the fridge freezer
Replies: 12
Views: 2795

Re: Defrosting the fridge freezer

Hi, thanks for your thoughts! I had thought about the insulating properties of the now absent ice, but for some reason it didn't occur to me about the extra energy needed to reduce the temperature again!!! Also, I have read that tip about filling the freezer before, but had forgotten about it!!! Tha...
by Hernaic Tom
Sun Mar 13, 2011 2:55 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Defrosting the fridge freezer
Replies: 12
Views: 2795

Defrosting the fridge freezer

Hi all, I'm a newbie, my name is Tom and I have been meaning to sign up to the forum for a long time as I use the self-sufficientish website regularly. I've just defrosted my fridge freezer, and I have a question about it. My thoughts turned almost immediately to this forum, where I thought somebody...