oil dispersants

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.

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

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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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.