oil dispersant

Make sure to choose oils that, even when diluted with water, will not stain the crown, and be sure to disperse the oil well, so that, while scented, it won’t be bad for your hair (or, again, the crown). One thing I’ve never really mentioned is that it can be difficult to evenly disperse essential oils in water, given that they are, of course, oils, but it’s not impossible, so give it a go, but do your research and keep dangers such as allergies in mind for safety’s sake.

DIY LAVENDER MIST SPRAY

Sometimes getting to sleep is no easy task; distractions like work, relationships, deadlines, to-do lists, and more cause chaos in our minds during the time we should be resting, preventing sleep and relaxation. Studies have proven the scent of lavender can help cure insomnia, anxiety, and overall restlessness that hinder our sleep patterns.

The benefits of lavender oil are seemingly endless – it is one of the most versatile of the essential oils in nature, with a relaxing, calming fragrance that will do wonders for a restless mind before bed. it promotes a sound, deep sleep. its magical correspondences are peace, calming, tranquility, sleep, love, health, dreamwork, psychic enchainment, visionary work, meditative work, protection, purification, positivity, protection from nightmares, warding off unwanted energies, i also use it in lunar workings and offerings.

What you need:

  • 2-3 oz. spray bottle
  • 10-20 drops Lavender essential oil
  • 1 oz. rubbing alcohol (isopropyl alcohol or unflavored vodka are options)
  • 1 oz. water

What to do:

  1. Fill your spray bottle with 1 oz. of water, 1 oz. of rubbing alcohol, and 10-20 drops of Lavender essential oil.
  2. Shake the bottle to disperse the oils evenly throughout the mixture.

Now go spray anything and everything you want! When you need a little help falling asleep, spritz the Lavender mist on your pillow just before going to bed; for a refreshing and calming scent throughout the house, spritz this mist on towels, curtains, or rugs. You can even add a little bit of the spray to your wash to give your clothes a light lavender scent (washing your pajamas in Lavender mist can also help with sleep).

The great thing about this spray is that the scent won’t overpower you, no matter how much you spritz it. You can use the spray right away, or put it away for later use. Remember to lightly shake the bottle before use to ensure the oils are distributed throughout the spray. Safe for babies, children, and adults, as long as there are no lavender allergies!

Source

New Material Could Help Clean Up Oil Spills

by Marcus Woo, Inside Science

The Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico five years ago today, killing 11 people. The leak that followed spilled millions of barrels of oil, creating one of the worst environmental disasters ever.

Despite renewed safety efforts, disastrous accidents will almost surely happen again.

During the Deepwater Horizon disaster, cleanup workers used a number of methods to reduce the spill’s impact, including boats that skim the oil off the gulf’s surface, chemicals that disperse the oil, oil-absorbing pom-poms, and even burning. Now, researchers have developed a new potential tool: a high-tech coated mesh that separates oil from water with the ease of a sieve.

“There’s only so much oil you can absorb,” said materials scientist Bharat Bhushan of The Ohio State University. “What we try to do is rather than absorb it, we try to separate the two.”  

Keep reading

My new witchy haul

As you all know, I love my essential oils. I wear them EVERYDAY. There were certain types of oils that I couldn’t wear directly on my skin because of allergies. So I did some searching around online and found a beautiful store on etsy that sells terra cotta diffusers that make perfect pendants for a necklace.I bought a sun and moon one about 3 weeks ago and I haven’t took it off since.

Here’s my picture

Out of curiosity I messaged the owner of the store and ask if she could make Pentagram ones……..Guess what was released today!!!!!!! I just ordered 4!!!!!

 I cannot wait until mine is delivered.

Like what you see?

Please check out “Kiln Fired Diffusers” 

How they work

“A terra cotta diffuser is a piece of porous clay used as the means to disperse essential oil into the air. One drop is usually all that is needed at a time and it will last a few days, as this small amount will saturate into the piece.
Once the terracotta diffuser no longer gives off the desired scent, refresh the scent by adding another drop of oil to the surface of the clay.” (Quoted from the site)

Prices

Just pendant - $3.50!!!!

Pendant with Cord - $4.50!!!!

IMPORTANT TIPS FOR WITCHES MAKING THEIR OWN HYGIENIC PRODUCTS

When you enter the witch community on Tumblr you see a lot of wonderful recipes for homemade witchy soaps and scrubs and lotions, most of which use essential oils.

When purchasing essential oils, make sure to look at the markings on the bottle/packaging to see whether or not it’s a product you should be using on your skin.
A lot of affordable shops sell aromatic oils meant for scent dispersers and usually those are BAD for your skin.

Spring 2015


Five years after BP’s Deepwater Horizon exploded and sank in April 2010, has life returned to normal along Louisiana’s coastline? Or has it been changed forever?


When the well exploded we were putting the finishing touches on SoLa, Louisiana Water Stories, which we’d begun filming in 2008. That film captured a way of life in SoLa pre-spill that many now believe will never return.


Since the spill we have returned many times, with cameras, to interview fishermen, scientists, politicians, environmentalists, and oil-rig workers seeking answers as to how the coast of Louisiana has changed. What really happened to all that oil? What about the dispersant used to push it beneath the surface? How has the spill impacted local economies as well as human health and the health of both marine life and the Gulf itself?


Has Louisiana’s coastline been changed forever? 


You can learn more by visiting this website and watching the videos below.

http://oceans8films.com/

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Salt and Vinegar Chickpeas

Ingredients

  • olive oil
  • salt
  • ¾ cup of white vinegar
  • can of chickpeas
  • ½ cup of water

Utensils

  • measuring cups
  • OPTIONAL: measuring spoons to measure out olive oil; I prefer to use them to make sure that oil is dispersed evenly
  • cookie sheet or pizza pan
  • foil (makes cleanup waaay easier)
  • pot
  • oven
  1. preheat your oven to 400 degrees 
  2. pour vinegar, water, and chickpeas into a pot. Make sure that your vinegar and water cover the chickpeas. If needed, add a little extra of both.
  3. bring the chickpeas, water, and vinegar to a boil, then remove from heat and let sit for 30 minutes
  4. meanwhile, wrap your cookie sheet in foil
  5. after 30 minutes, drain the water/vinegar and coat the chickpeas with olive oil and salt
  6. put your peas on the pan
  7. put the pan in the oven for 20-30 minutes. 
  8. Watch your chickpeas pretty closely after 20 minutes to prevent them from burning

hellion-kat  asked:

Hey have you heard about how our government okayed the use of corexit (a toxic chemical) for oil spill clean ups? I wonder if they'll use it for the Saskatchewan oil spill 😤

Yikes. I hadn’t heard that.

Here’s an article from the National Geographic about it

Canada oks use of Corexit for oil spills—Despite What We’ve Learned in the Gulf

Excerpt:

So when Canada’s government approved the use of dispersants in its amended oil-spill response outline last month, environmental advocates were not happy.

“It is sham,” says John Davis, director of ocean-advocacy organization Clean Ocean Action Committee. “[Corexit] doesn’t do anything to clean up an oil spill. It allows the toxicity in the oil to become more biologically available. The last thing you want is for oil to accumulate in the gills of a lobster.”

Before the updated regulations passed, several federal environmental statutes prohibited the use of dispersants to clean up oil spills because of the harm they wreak on wildlife, including the Migratory Birds Convention Act, the Fisheries Act and the ocean disposal provisions of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act.

Safety information on the use of Corexit advises the chemical be kept out of contact with eyes and skin, which it can severely damage. It can cause nausea and vomiting if ingested, as well as chemical pneumonia if it is inhaled into the lungs. Seeing that Corexit, like other oil dispersants, are sprayed, this is a real danger not only for animals but also for humans applying the chemical to the surface of an oil slick after a spill.