DIY Foaming Hand Soap
DIY Foaming Hand Soap – Who doesn’t like foaming hand soap. The problem is that you tend to go through it so quickly – especially if you have kids. Not to panic, there’s a really simple way to make your own foaming hand soap. It’s actually the container pump that makes the soap come out all foamy and lately I’m finding it hard to throw away perfectly good containers so why not be both frugal and environmentally conscious by refilling your old container. I worked it out and it cost less than a quarter to refill a container with this DIY foaming soap. This inexpensive soap is also perfect for the cottage, camping, or to keep near the garden.
The recipe for the DIY foaming hand wash is crazy simple. You take your container, you add some dish soap, some water and voila you’re done.
- Clean container with foam pump (I used one from Bath and Body Works and removed the labels)
- Dish soap of your choice (I’m sure liquid hand soap would work too)
- Get an empty and clean foam pump container and fill it up between 1/6 and 1/4 of the way with dish soap.
- Fill the rest of the container with water (make sure you don’t fill it too much but leave space at the top for the pump to go in – otherwise it will overflow).
- Twist the pump lid on and give the container a gentle shake to make sure the soap and the water mix together.
- Go ahead and give it a few pumps and the foam should start coming out.
DIY Seed Bombs
DIY Seed Bombs – I’m not sure what the weather’s like where you live but in Victoria spring is definitely in the air. The trees are full with cherry blossoms, the fields are covered in daffodils and tiny tender green leaves are poking out of the bushes. It’s hard not to be in a good mood when you can look outside and see the plant world waking up from a long winter’s sleep. To help ring in this beautiful new season we’ve decided to make seed bombs. Seed bombs are a fun way to add beauty to hard to reach and neglected green space. This is a great project for kids and is super easy to do. Noelle and I made them in about half an hour and then it took about 48 hours for them to completely dry. We have a steep and difficult to navigate hill in our back yard that we’ll be bombing with our seed bombs this weekend.
- Seeds – a collection of seeds of your choice – we used mostly wildflowers but added in some extra seeds as well (note: the larger seeds don’t always stay in your seed bomb easily so use smaller seeds if possible – I used some sunflower, nasturtium and sweet pea seeds that were pretty big and I had to work hard to keep them in the seed bomb)
- Colored paper torn into pieces – 2-3 pages (I used 3 pages of paper; red, orange and pink)
- Newspaper torn into pieces – 2-3 pages
- Silicone mold – if you don’t have a mold you can also just form into balls with your hands
- 2 cups of water
- Mixing bowls
- After you’ve torn up all your paper, put the pieces into the blender.
- Add 2 cups of water to blender and blend everything until pulverized.
- Place a strainer over a small bowl and pour the entire contents from the blender into the strainer. Allow to sit for about 5 minutes so the water can drain out of the pulp.
- Scoop a handful of paper pulp out of the strainer and add a small spoonful of seeds to your pulp.
- Gently mix up the pulp and seeds and squeeze out any excess water over a bowl until the seed bomb is fairly compact.
- Press the mixture into a mold, squeezing out any excess water and draining it from the mold. Continue until you’ve used up all the pulp.
- Finally, using a paper towel, press down on each seed bomb to soak up any left over moisture in the seed bomb – we want to remove as much water as possible to prevent the seeds from germinating.
- Allow seed bombs to dry for 24-48 hours and then gently remove from mold.
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Seed Bomb Tutorial