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  • lisarea commented on lisarea's instructable Cold Cream5 weeks ago
    Cold Cream

    I don't know for sure, but I have read that emulsifying wax works even better than beeswax, and you don't even need the borax. I've actually been planning to try that once I run out of beeswax. I just had a really big bag of beeswax, so I haven't run out yet.As far as the smell, it doesn't smell like anything I can discern, really, unless you use rosewater or essential oils in it. Good luck! (And thank you for reminding me, I think I need to adjust the amount of water in that recipe.)

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  • Smother and Replace Your Lawn With Mulch

    I just did almost the same thing, and I can't believe it didn't occur to me to check here before I started.I did pretty much exactly what you did, although I just finished the mulching and won't be planting until spring.The only things I'd add are:1. Ask about cardboard at your grocery store. The produce department gave me tons of nice, big, plain cardboard boxes that they get produce delivered in. I got maybe four or five station wagon sized loads. Normally, they have to sort and bundle them into bales for recycling, so they were happy to have me take them off their hands. They want me to mulch more yards now so they never have to bale again. 2. You allude to this, but I was able to get 8 cubic yards of "forest mix" style mulch delivered for $30 from a local arborist who was ...

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    I just did almost the same thing, and I can't believe it didn't occur to me to check here before I started.I did pretty much exactly what you did, although I just finished the mulching and won't be planting until spring.The only things I'd add are:1. Ask about cardboard at your grocery store. The produce department gave me tons of nice, big, plain cardboard boxes that they get produce delivered in. I got maybe four or five station wagon sized loads. Normally, they have to sort and bundle them into bales for recycling, so they were happy to have me take them off their hands. They want me to mulch more yards now so they never have to bale again. 2. You allude to this, but I was able to get 8 cubic yards of "forest mix" style mulch delivered for $30 from a local arborist who was advertising on Craigslist. Look in the free section for mulch or wood chips. The $30 delivery was just because I was outside his normal area.

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