Homemade lotion

Hinotori

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it sounds like you need a dehydrator. I have to use one here to dry anything with our humidity and weather.
 

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Basic foot/hand scrub is 1 cup sugar, 1/2 to 3/4 oil, and a few drops of desired essential oil. Add smallest amount of oil and mix, then add more until desired consistency.

It's good for exfoliating dry hands. I pat dry after rinsing scrub off and then wait for the oil to soak in.

You can use salt for a harsher scrub. I find that too much for my hands but have used it when my feet have gotten bad from going barefoot and just with sandles outside.
 

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Thanks! :) I will defo try that basic foot scrub cos I have all of that on hand. Im not that into it to get new gadgets at this stage, everything is very small scale for me hehe.

What do you use to strain the plant material out? I always read about "cheesecloth" in online recipes but I have no idea what that is or where to get it!:p Coffee filters are prohibitively expensive here.
 

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Walmart has cheesecloth here in the craft department. If you can't find it, perhaps you could find it online and order it?
 

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Ah a craft store! I had been looking in supermarkets, there is no walmart here. Next time I go to town I will look in the craft store :) thanks. Postal delivery is hit and miss, not much will post to my location or po box and what does is expensive.
 

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Cheese cloth is a very loosely woven fabric, you can see space between the fibers. I use 2 or 3 layers of it when I am staining anything, just lay it in the funnel and pour your liquid through it. I tend to spritz it with water before using it as it reduces the amount of juice I loose to the fabric soaking it up.
 

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I have used thin muslin with good effect for straining. It filters very well, and it's strong enough to squeeze the herbs to get every last drop of goodness out of it.

Here's an article with several inexpensive DIY food dehydrators:
 

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I have these thin muslin cloths that were sold as dish towels at a discount store. They are more than twice the size of any dish towel I've ever seen. They work great for jelly making and for straining curd when I make yogurt cheese.

Mom said when she was young that grandma would keep and use the old worn out sheets to strain jelly.

I think any thin cotton would work.
 
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