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Non-Food Items

Blue glowsticks (not edible!)

12/10/2008 meps 0

Warning! This is not a recipe for food. Do not eat this! 2 liters distilled water, divided 50 ml hydrogen peroxide (3% concentration) 0.2 gram luminol 4 grams sodium carbonate 0.4 gram copper sulfate pentahydrate […]

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Non-Food Items

Copper and Brass Cleaner

10/6/2005 meps 2

1/2 cup salt 1/2 cup flour white About a cup of vinegar Heat vinegar until warm, then add just enough to the salt and flour to make a paste. Spread cleaner on copper or brass. […]

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Cakes

Drunken Rum Cake

1/14/2007 meps 0

I found this on Bert Christensen’s site, thinking it might be similar to my own Rum Cake. I was in for a surprise! It was on a Sunday morning, and I swear, we were both […]

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Non-Food Items

Homemade sunscreen

5/19/2011 meps 0

Makes one small batch of unscented sunscreen, about SPF 20: 4 oz coconut oil 4 oz almond oil 1 oz emulsifying wax 2 oz powdered zinc oxide Measure the oils and put into a large […]

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Non-Food Items

Rug and Glass Cleaner

5/1/2005 meps 0

We call this stuff “miracle cleaner.” 1 pint alcohol 1/2 cup ammonia 1 teaspoon dishwashing detergent (liquid) 1-gallon jug of distilled water The alcohol can be the cheapest rubbing alcohol from the drug store or […]

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Non-Food Items

Silver Polish

10/6/2005 meps 0

Technique #1: Rub silver with a soft cloth and a paste of baking soda and water. Technique #2: Rub silver with a soft cloth and toothpaste. Technique #3: Place a sheet of aluminum foil in […]

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Non-Food Items

Slime (not edible!)

10/6/2005 meps 0

Haven’t tried this yet, but it sounds like fun for kids and child-like grownups! 1-1/4 t Borax 1/2 C Water 1/4 C White Glue 1/4 C Water Food Coloring (optional) Ziploc bag Stir the Borax […]