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"Over the years I have made several of these. Speaking from personal experience, I can tell you that these boxes -when used in the pictured position- are not strong enough on their own to hold very many books or magazines for very long. Eventually they will sag and become an eyesore. Preventing the eyesore from happening is simple - turn the boxes on their side once they are completed, and Voila! They are an EXCELLENT way to wrangle in all that clutter and chaos we often find throughout our home and office. There is also another way to make them strong and that is to REINFORCE THEM. Personally, I like to do this when I need to use the boxes for flimsier items like loose papers that have a tendency to curl on their edges if stored on their sides or when not packed tightly. Reinforcing the boxes means you can put a lot more weight into them even while they are laying flat like they are in the picture. I reinforce my boxes with a very thin wood that can be purchased at almost any hardware store - it is called Louon (my spelling is probably off but it is pronounced LEW-ON). It is very cost-effective and extremely easy to work with. Add to this that it is VERY VERSATILE and you have a great solution to making even very flimsy projects much more stable. I hope this helps! BTW USPS boxes are legal to use BUT ONLY if you PURCHASED them OR they are USED. IF you are thinking about using new boxes that were FREE from the USPS Priority Mail Services - then you would be breaking the law. New FREE Boxes MUST be used only for Mail. Boxes that are Purchased or Used should be OK."

Simple Homemade Bath Salts

By: The Babe Shop

Learn how to make bath salts with this quick and easy tutorial from Maria Williamson. These simple, homemade bath salts only require 2 ingredients!

 Simple Homemade Bath Salts

Materials:

(Makes 16 oz)

You can use any combination of salts but I have found half and half with Epsom salts is the best for me

  • 1 cup sea salt (fine or course can be found in your grocery store)
  • 1 cup Epsom salt
    Optional:
  • 1-2 tablespoons of baking soda
  • 1-2 tablespoons of cornstarch
  • 2 tsp glycerin (a lot of times can be found in your grocery store)
  • 10-12 drops of essential oil or Fragrance oil-the best way to determine how much is enough is if you can smell it without bending down to the bowl you are good.
  • Food coloring added a drop at a time until desired color is reached

Instructions:

  1. Mix all ingredients together.
     
  2. Use 1 to 2 cups in the bath, soak and enjoy.
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1-2 cups is quite a bit for a bath, but this sounds so simple and so much fun. I love how relaxing lavender is!

To take a bath with epsom salts it takes at least 1 cup, so these proportions are good. You may be used to products that you buy that say a scoup or 2.

I don't think that I would use 1 to 2 cups in my bath to enjoy these salts you need to correct that I would think?????

To take a bath with epsom salts it takes at least 1 cup, so these proportions are good. You may be used to products that you buy that say a scoup or 2.

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