waxed leaves... Make sure your leaves are completely dry. Melt some beeswax in a double-boiler. You can use new wax or old candle stubs by Nana Kate
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Nana Kate waxed leaves... Make sure your leaves are completely dry. Melt some beeswax in a double-boiler. You can use new wax or old candle stubs
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waxed leaves... Make sure your leaves are completely dry. Melt some beeswax in a double-boiler. You can use new wax or old candle stubs by Ginamahnah
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Ginamahnah waxed leaves... Make sure your leaves are completely dry. Melt some beeswax in a double-boiler. You can use new wax or old candle stubs
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Waxed leaves... Make sure your leaves are completely dry. Melt some beeswax in a double-boiler. You can use new wax or old candle stubs (optional - add a few drops of cinnamon oil).  When the wax is thoroughly melted, take the leaves by the stem and immerse them, one at a time, in the wax. Hold them over the pot to drip a bit, then lay them on waxed paper to dry. by Sadie Williams
Sadie Williams
Sadie Williams Waxed leaves... Make sure your leaves are completely dry. Melt some beeswax in a double-boiler. You can use new wax or old candle stubs (optional - add a few drops of cinnamon oil). When the wax is thoroughly melted, take the leaves by the stem and immerse them, one at a time, in the wax. Hold them over the pot to drip a bit, then lay them on waxed paper to dry.
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Homemade Vapor Rub: First, in a double boiler melt 2 tsp beeswax with 1/4 c. olive oil. Stir until the wax is completely melted together by larakie
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larakie Homemade Vapor Rub: First, in a double boiler melt 2 tsp beeswax with 1/4 c. olive oil. Stir until the wax is completely melted together
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Taking some of the mystery out of "The Cloud" and showing you how you can use it to make your life better! :-) by hallie
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hallie Taking some of the mystery out of "The Cloud" and showing you how you can use it to make your life better! :-)
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Find out how you can make sure your headphones won't get tangled anymore! It's very simple and adds some color and life to your plain, old, white earbuds. by susana
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susana Find out how you can make sure your headphones won't get tangled anymore! It's very simple and adds some color and life to your plain, old, white earbuds.
Craftiness
Make your own tin can flower....use it for an outdoor candle holder, bird feeder....anything you want! by pussys
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pussys Make your own tin can flower....use it for an outdoor candle holder, bird feeder....anything you want!
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Make your own tin can flower....use it for an outdoor candle holder, bird feeder....anything you want! by SNOWBUNNYNC
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SNOWBUNNYNC Make your own tin can flower....use it for an outdoor candle holder, bird feeder....anything you want!
TIN CAN CRAFTS
Restoring teak furniture  What You Need:  Rubber Gloves  Two Brushes  Medium Grit Sandpaper  Soft Bristle Brush or Steel Wool  TSP (a cleaning agent) and a bucket of warm water  Teak Oil  Polyurethane    Instructions:    Clean: If you are dealing with teak turned old and grey you will be surprised at how this step alone will begin to transform your piece. Using a soft bristle brush or steel wool, thoroughly scrub the wood with warm water and a detergent like TSP. This gets rid of the oxidation and dirt that has built up and given the wood its silvery patina. Depending on the state of your teak this step can take quite a while and require some serious arm work. If you're starting out with some really weathered teak you will begin to see some serious transformation here as the wood's true color starts to make its appearance.    Sand: You'll need to get some medium grit sanding blocks and sand your teak by hand to even out the top layer of wood. Try to get the color as even as possible.    Dry Time: If you're like me this is the hardest part. I am so impatient that once I start I just want to keep going till it's finished, but I assure you this step is really important. Your newly cleaned teak needs a few days of drying time so that the oil you will put on in the next step can fully saturate deep into the wood's pores.    Oil: These next two steps are very toxic so make sure you are in a well ventilated area before you start applying these chemicals. Now that the wood is good and dry you are ready to apply the oil. Go get some good quality Teak Oil, a brush and some rubber gloves and lightly brush the oil over all surfaces three times each. You must do this a minimum of four rounds with an hour in-between allowing time for the oil to fully saturate the wood. Apply as many times as needed until you get the desired color of wood.    Seal: At this time your teak should be looking as good as new. After all the work you've put in you may be tempted to call it quits, but you still have one more step. You have only restored the teak's natural oil at this point but haven't protected it from further damage. That's where the polyurethane comes in to seal in the oil and protect the surface. Paint on a few coats and let dry for a few days, and you'll be ready to sit back, relax and enjoy your newly restored Teak furniture.    Store: Going from Los Angeles to Seattle I completely failed to do this step last winter so I thought I would throw it in. I used to live outside and never had to give a second thought to my outdoor furniture so upon moving to this new climate I was a bit stubborn and naive about the correct upkeep. So if you don't live somewhere that has year round summer then you should either cover your furniture or bring it into an unheated garage. I say unheated because temperature changes and excess heat can crack your wood.      MORE TEAK RESTORATION ON APARTMENT THERAPY:  How To Care For Teak Furniture by babyblu3
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babyblu3 Restoring teak furniture What You Need: Rubber Gloves Two Brushes Medium Grit Sandpaper Soft Bristle Brush or Steel Wool TSP (a cleaning agent) and a bucket of warm water Teak Oil Polyurethane Instructions: Clean: If you are dealing with teak turned old and grey you will be surprised at how this step alone will begin to transform your piece. Using a soft bristle brush or steel wool, thoroughly scrub the wood with warm water and a detergent like TSP. This gets rid of the oxidation and dirt that has built up and given the wood its silvery patina. Depending on the state of your teak this step can take quite a while and require some serious arm work. If you're starting out with some really weathered teak you will begin to see some serious transformation here as the wood's true color starts to make its appearance. Sand: You'll need to get some medium grit sanding blocks and sand your teak by hand to even out the top layer of wood. Try to get the color as even as possible. Dry Time: If you're like me this is the hardest part. I am so impatient that once I start I just want to keep going till it's finished, but I assure you this step is really important. Your newly cleaned teak needs a few days of drying time so that the oil you will put on in the next step can fully saturate deep into the wood's pores. Oil: These next two steps are very toxic so make sure you are in a well ventilated area before you start applying these chemicals. Now that the wood is good and dry you are ready to apply the oil. Go get some good quality Teak Oil, a brush and some rubber gloves and lightly brush the oil over all surfaces three times each. You must do this a minimum of four rounds with an hour in-between allowing time for the oil to fully saturate the wood. Apply as many times as needed until you get the desired color of wood. Seal: At this time your teak should be looking as good as new. After all the work you've put in you may be tempted to call it quits, but you still have one more step. You have only restored the teak's natural oil at this point but haven't protected it from further damage. That's where the polyurethane comes in to seal in the oil and protect the surface. Paint on a few coats and let dry for a few days, and you'll be ready to sit back, relax and enjoy your newly restored Teak furniture. Store: Going from Los Angeles to Seattle I completely failed to do this step last winter so I thought I would throw it in. I used to live outside and never had to give a second thought to my outdoor furniture so upon moving to this new climate I was a bit stubborn and naive about the correct upkeep. So if you don't live somewhere that has year round summer then you should either cover your furniture or bring it into an unheated garage. I say unheated because temperature changes and excess heat can crack your wood. MORE TEAK RESTORATION ON APARTMENT THERAPY: How To Care For Teak Furniture
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How to melt plastic bottles if you really needed to.  Can be done in an oven or a double boiler over a fire.  Can make mini green house panels, replacement pieces for broken glass in a pinch, arrow tips, etc...  Milk jugs can be used too, but will not be clear. by berta
berta
berta How to melt plastic bottles if you really needed to. Can be done in an oven or a double boiler over a fire. Can make mini green house panels, replacement pieces for broken glass in a pinch, arrow tips, etc... Milk jugs can be used too, but will not be clear.
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These are so easy and quick, I made them last year too... simply poke mini marshmallows on either end of a lollipop stick. Over a double boiler or in a microwave, melt butterscotch chips until smooth (or you can use peanut-butter flavoured Wilton candy melts). Gently dip each end of the "swab" in the melted candy and lay to set on waxed paper. Do not refrigerate. by sammsfamily
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sammsfamily These are so easy and quick, I made them last year too... simply poke mini marshmallows on either end of a lollipop stick. Over a double boiler or in a microwave, melt butterscotch chips until smooth (or you can use peanut-butter flavoured Wilton candy melts). Gently dip each end of the "swab" in the melted candy and lay to set on waxed paper. Do not refrigerate.
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Make Your Own Beeswax Candles (and you can get pure beeswax at Brambleberry.com) by jenniferET
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jenniferET Make Your Own Beeswax Candles (and you can get pure beeswax at Brambleberry.com)
Art Projects
How can you make sure your character will be adored by your readers? by sarahx
sarahx
sarahx How can you make sure your character will be adored by your readers?
Christmas delight
Make your own tin can flower....use it for an outdoor candle holder, bird feeder....anything you want! by karla
karla
karla Make your own tin can flower....use it for an outdoor candle holder, bird feeder....anything you want!
Gardens & outdoors
With a little baby oil and some waxed paper, you can make your faucets sparkle and shine throughout the house! {BitznGiggles.com} #cleaningtips by rosa
rosa
rosa With a little baby oil and some waxed paper, you can make your faucets sparkle and shine throughout the house! {BitznGiggles.com} #cleaningtips
seasonal decorations
{New Recipe} Foaming Dough you can use to make Magic Foaming Snowmen that "melt" into an icy puddle of frothy foam!  From Fun at Home with Kids by willa
willa
willa {New Recipe} Foaming Dough you can use to make Magic Foaming Snowmen that "melt" into an icy puddle of frothy foam! From Fun at Home with Kids
Seniors
LipBalm Goodness  1/2 C. Olive Oil  1/8 C. Beeswax  2 Vitamin E Capsules (the gel kind, you bust them open)    Put everything in a double boiler until everything melts. Stir.  If you want, add 5-10 drops of essential oil. I used peppermint.   *citrus oils can make your skin photosensitive*     Pour into tubes or containers. Let cool and harden. by kathleen
kathleen
kathleen LipBalm Goodness 1/2 C. Olive Oil 1/8 C. Beeswax 2 Vitamin E Capsules (the gel kind, you bust them open) Put everything in a double boiler until everything melts. Stir. If you want, add 5-10 drops of essential oil. I used peppermint.  *citrus oils can make your skin photosensitive*  Pour into tubes or containers. Let cool and harden.
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Happy Birthday to My Sister!  This is your Birthday and to show I care, I wanted to get you something to wear…I wasn’t sure of your size, and money is tight, and buying the wrong thing just wouldn’t be right…  So, I’m giving you something I know you can use; It’s almost as useful as a new pair of shoes. Now every time you sit to pee, I know that you will be thinking of me! So, use this gift to dry your tush, Then make a wish before you flush. by longlong
longlong
longlong Happy Birthday to My Sister! This is your Birthday and to show I care, I wanted to get you something to wear…I wasn’t sure of your size, and money is tight, and buying the wrong thing just wouldn’t be right… So, I’m giving you something I know you can use; It’s almost as useful as a new pair of shoes. Now every time you sit to pee, I know that you will be thinking of me! So, use this gift to dry your tush, Then make a wish before you flush.
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Savory Cheese Popovers - Just saw some hints on popovers from Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives...make sure to use a popover pan not a muffin pan.  Make sure the batter isn't cold (get your ingredients to room temperature).  Make sure your popover pan is hot.  The oil doesn't necessarily have to be (and you can use spray oil), but the pan has to be! by britta.hansen.900
britta.hansen.900
britta.hansen.900 Savory Cheese Popovers - Just saw some hints on popovers from Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives...make sure to use a popover pan not a muffin pan. Make sure the batter isn't cold (get your ingredients to room temperature). Make sure your popover pan is hot. The oil doesn't necessarily have to be (and you can use spray oil), but the pan has to be!
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Chocolate Chip Meringue Cookies | Gimme Some Oven you can also use butterscotch or peanut chips,just make sure they are small pieces by marquita
marquita
marquita Chocolate Chip Meringue Cookies | Gimme Some Oven you can also use butterscotch or peanut chips,just make sure they are small pieces
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By Patsy Collins. Place waxed paper & a piece of typing paper in Cuttlebug folder & embossed. (typing paper added so waxed paper won't tear) Placed the embossed waxed paper between two pieces of glossy cardstock, glossy sides toward the waxed paper. (You can use only one piece of glossy if you wish.) Placed this sandwich between 2 pieces of typing paper. Pressed this stack with a hot iron to melt the wax into the glossy cardstock. Sponged ink by graciela
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graciela By Patsy Collins. Place waxed paper & a piece of typing paper in Cuttlebug folder & embossed. (typing paper added so waxed paper won't tear) Placed the embossed waxed paper between two pieces of glossy cardstock, glossy sides toward the waxed paper. (You can use only one piece of glossy if you wish.) Placed this sandwich between 2 pieces of typing paper. Pressed this stack with a hot iron to melt the wax into the glossy cardstock. Sponged ink
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Make sure you grab a copy of Cody Simpson's album Surfers Paradise on ITunes and you can get the deluxe edition of the album at Target! It features 4 additional tracks!  If you don't know who Cody Simpson is or you're not a big fan of his previous music, give him a chance! This new album will completely change your mind! Also, once you listen to it, make sure you tell all of your friends and family about it too!!!!! by mara
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mara Make sure you grab a copy of Cody Simpson's album Surfers Paradise on ITunes and you can get the deluxe edition of the album at Target! It features 4 additional tracks! If you don't know who Cody Simpson is or you're not a big fan of his previous music, give him a chance! This new album will completely change your mind! Also, once you listen to it, make sure you tell all of your friends and family about it too!!!!!
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Mason Jar Tea Lights, Use old Mason Jars you have lying around, and some frost spray for a new twist on tea lights. Choose a stencil you like or make your own., Mason Jar Tea Light frosted with a frost spray. Hand cut outs for stencils., Home Decor Project by Briget
Briget
Briget Mason Jar Tea Lights, Use old Mason Jars you have lying around, and some frost spray for a new twist on tea lights. Choose a stencil you like or make your own., Mason Jar Tea Light frosted with a frost spray. Hand cut outs for stencils., Home Decor Project
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Forget the products you can buy from the stores and use this interesting and helpful infographic to make your own at home. You can use some natural products that you use everyday,products that are ... by proteamundi
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proteamundi Forget the products you can buy from the stores and use this interesting and helpful infographic to make your own at home. You can use some natural products that you use everyday,products that are ...
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Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Biscuits   								I like these because they are so quick and easy. Even though you use Bisquick, they don't come out tasting like Bisquick or like baking powder. I always have to double the batch to make sure I get some! by kelseyinfo
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kelseyinfo Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Biscuits I like these because they are so quick and easy. Even though you use Bisquick, they don't come out tasting like Bisquick or like baking powder. I always have to double the batch to make sure I get some!
Famous faces
If you use this idea make sure to completely remove all the glass panes!  You don't want to end up in the ER if you accidentally hit your head on the glass during the night! by Aguustina
Aguustina
Aguustina If you use this idea make sure to completely remove all the glass panes! You don't want to end up in the ER if you accidentally hit your head on the glass during the night!
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THIS REALLY WORKS AND LAUNDRY IS SUPER SOFT!!!   Soak a hand towel in fabric softener. Squeeze out any remaining drops from the towel.    Hang it over a chair (or outside on a clothes line) to dry. Previous pinner said: My house smelled super clean for the 3 days while this towel was drying completely. You must make sure it dries completely! After the towel dries you just throw it in your dryer along with clothes and use it as a dryer sheet for 40-50 loads before soaking again. by christian
christian
christian THIS REALLY WORKS AND LAUNDRY IS SUPER SOFT!!! Soak a hand towel in fabric softener. Squeeze out any remaining drops from the towel. Hang it over a chair (or outside on a clothes line) to dry. Previous pinner said: My house smelled super clean for the 3 days while this towel was drying completely. You must make sure it dries completely! After the towel dries you just throw it in your dryer along with clothes and use it as a dryer sheet for 40-50 loads before soaking again.
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THIS REALLY WORKS AND LAUNDRY IS SUPER SOFT!!!   Soak a hand towel in fabric softener. Squeeze out any remaining drops from the towel.    Hang it over a chair (or outside on a clothes line) to dry. My house smelled super clean for the three days while this towel was drying completely. Yes, it took three days!    You must make sure it dries completely!    After the towel dries you just throw it in your dryer along with clothes and use it as a by christian
christian
christian THIS REALLY WORKS AND LAUNDRY IS SUPER SOFT!!! Soak a hand towel in fabric softener. Squeeze out any remaining drops from the towel. Hang it over a chair (or outside on a clothes line) to dry. My house smelled super clean for the three days while this towel was drying completely. Yes, it took three days! You must make sure it dries completely! After the towel dries you just throw it in your dryer along with clothes and use it as a
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Poison Ivy, Oak & Sumac can ruin a great day spent outdoors. Coming in contact with their toxic leaves, stems and roots can give you a horrible itchy..possibly oozey rash that can last 1 to 3 weeks   ***  The above pictures are left to right…Poison Ivy – Poison Oak – Poison Sumac ***  Learn to identify and avoid these toxic enemies…  Poison Ivy - Poison Ivy has 3 leaves on a single red stem and grow on a vine. New leaves are light green and have scalloped edges.  Poison Oak – Poison Oak also has 3 leaves  and grows more shrub like. Leaves are similar to those of an Oak tree.  Poison Sumac -  Poison Sumac grows as a shrub or small tree with groups of 7 or more leaves with pointed tips.  The sap contained in this plants…Urushiol Oil…is evil element that causes your misery.  Urushiol oil is released when the plant is damaged in some way.   You can come in contact directly with the plant or indirectly via a pet or clothing that has been exposed. A rash will form within 12 to 48 hours after exposure.  If you develop a rash & / or weeping blisters…as hard as it is…try not to scratch or rub the affected areas. Doing so can cause the rash to spread and possibly cause infection.  Here are a few remedies that may help…  Rubbing Alcohol – Apply rubbing alcohol to your skin to dissolve the urushiol oil. The oil seeps slowly into your skin…rubbing alcohol will help prevent spreading. Cool Water – Rinse your skin with cool water..never hot or warm! Hot / warm water opens your pores allowing more toxins into your skin. Nails – If you’re scratched or touch the leaves of the plants…scrub your nails clean with a nail brush to remove any residual oil. Throw away the nail brush when you’re done!! Chilled Fruit Rinds – Apply a chilled watermelon rind or banana peel to the infected area if possible. The banana will be soothing…the watermelon stays cold longer for extended relief. Tea – Draw a coolish bath and add 12 Chamomile tea bags to the bath water. Chamomile has anti inflammatory properties and will soothe the itch. Apple Cider Vinegar – To expedite healing…apply vinegar to the infected area with a cotton ball…leave on for 20 -30 mins. then rinse with a mixture of equal parts cool water and apple cider vinegar. Pat to dry….do not reuse towel without washing it!!! Oatmeal Bath – Oatmeal has soothing and calming properties and will help give you relief from the itch. Be sure not to bath in hot water!! Cold Compress – A cold compress can instantly soothe irritation and itching. Vicks Vapor Rub – The thought of this may make you cringe…but it works like a charm. It can dry up your blisters and promote healing in no time. Dab…not rub…vapor rub on your infected skin using a cotton ball. Cover with gauge or bandage….repeat 2 to 3 times a day. Hemorrhoid Ointment – This will give you relief from irritation, swelling and itch. …. by Widmerpool
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Widmerpool Poison Ivy, Oak & Sumac can ruin a great day spent outdoors. Coming in contact with their toxic leaves, stems and roots can give you a horrible itchy..possibly oozey rash that can last 1 to 3 weeks ***  The above pictures are left to right…Poison Ivy – Poison Oak – Poison Sumac *** Learn to identify and avoid these toxic enemies… Poison Ivy - Poison Ivy has 3 leaves on a single red stem and grow on a vine. New leaves are light green and have scalloped edges. Poison Oak – Poison Oak also has 3 leaves  and grows more shrub like. Leaves are similar to those of an Oak tree. Poison Sumac -  Poison Sumac grows as a shrub or small tree with groups of 7 or more leaves with pointed tips. The sap contained in this plants…Urushiol Oil…is evil element that causes your misery.  Urushiol oil is released when the plant is damaged in some way.   You can come in contact directly with the plant or indirectly via a pet or clothing that has been exposed. A rash will form within 12 to 48 hours after exposure. If you develop a rash & / or weeping blisters…as hard as it is…try not to scratch or rub the affected areas. Doing so can cause the rash to spread and possibly cause infection. Here are a few remedies that may help… Rubbing Alcohol – Apply rubbing alcohol to your skin to dissolve the urushiol oil. The oil seeps slowly into your skin…rubbing alcohol will help prevent spreading. Cool Water – Rinse your skin with cool water..never hot or warm! Hot / warm water opens your pores allowing more toxins into your skin. Nails – If you’re scratched or touch the leaves of the plants…scrub your nails clean with a nail brush to remove any residual oil. Throw away the nail brush when you’re done!! Chilled Fruit Rinds – Apply a chilled watermelon rind or banana peel to the infected area if possible. The banana will be soothing…the watermelon stays cold longer for extended relief. Tea – Draw a coolish bath and add 12 Chamomile tea bags to the bath water. Chamomile has anti inflammatory properties and will soothe the itch. Apple Cider Vinegar – To expedite healing…apply vinegar to the infected area with a cotton ball…leave on for 20 -30 mins. then rinse with a mixture of equal parts cool water and apple cider vinegar. Pat to dry….do not reuse towel without washing it!!! Oatmeal Bath – Oatmeal has soothing and calming properties and will help give you relief from the itch. Be sure not to bath in hot water!! Cold Compress – A cold compress can instantly soothe irritation and itching. Vicks Vapor Rub – The thought of this may make you cringe…but it works like a charm. It can dry up your blisters and promote healing in no time. Dab…not rub…vapor rub on your infected skin using a cotton ball. Cover with gauge or bandage….repeat 2 to 3 times a day. Hemorrhoid Ointment – This will give you relief from irritation, swelling and itch. ….
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This is not an expensive idea as you can use all the old things of your house and can make a creative stair case. Wonderful DIY staircase by ramzan.babar.7
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ramzan.babar.7 This is not an expensive idea as you can use all the old things of your house and can make a creative stair case. Wonderful DIY staircase
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Use plexiglass on top of your desk with fabric underneath.  You can completely change the look just by switching out the fabric. by Sherri32
Sherri32
Sherri32 Use plexiglass on top of your desk with fabric underneath. You can completely change the look just by switching out the fabric.
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