Friday, February 1, 2013

That hunting trip needs some de-scenting products

Any hunter will tell you it is the lack of human scent that is how they bring an animal in. Since our scent has to be masked, the natural smell of dirt is the number one choice.

As a child we went every year Bow and arrows in hand. My parents only went bow and arrow. Dad said it was the thrill of the hunt. He never killed anything despite the fact that he went every year for more than 50 years. Although I can shoot both a bow and a gun, I myself have never been hunting. But the men I have know, all love it. My husband wants to try his hand next year, we will see, he also said that last year. But for my three brother-in-law's these recipes are gold. Making your own de-scenting products is both cheaper and better for you because you know what is in it.

Easy body wash

1 tablespoon Crafters Choice™ Dirt Fragrance Oil 141
16 oz Castile soap or baby shampoo (fragrance free)

Simply add the fragrance to the bottle and shake. Allow to sit a day or more and use in the shower from head to toe before hunting. 

Laundry detergent 

The second part is re-leaving your cloths of your scent. This is usually done by laundry.
2 c borax (20 mule team)
2 c super washing soda ( arm & hammer)
1/2 c baking soda
2 bars fels naptha laundry soap
4 oz  Crafters Choice™ Dirt Fragrance Oil 141
In large bowl add all the powdered ingredients and mix.
Grate the two bars of laundry soap.
Add grated soap to the powder mix and combine. Sprinkle the dirt fragrance over top, mix well. You can transfer to a container and use it as is or you can whiz it in your food processor to make it a finer texture. allow to set over night and whip again. allow to sit over night and whip again. This will incorporate the scent throughout the laundry soap.

Liquid laundry detergent

I love it more than store-bought detergent! No need for bleach, fabric softener, and our drain pipes love it, too! Quick and easy to make, and so economical!
Makes 2 Gallons

1 c borax
1 c arm & hammer super washing soda
1 c shredded fels naptha soap (in laundry isle)
30 c water
4 oz Crafters Choice™ Dirt Fragrance Oil 141
Shred your soap. Do NOT mash the soap into a measuring cup. Keep the shreds fluffy, so they will melt more easily. 1/2 cup will be about half of what you grated...or will be equivalent to a nice mound in the cup of your hand.
Put 4 cups water into a pot on stove. Add Borax, Arm & Hammer Super Washing Soda (not baking soda), and shredded soap. Stir continually over medium heat until all soap is completely dissolved.
In a 2-gallon plastic container, add 8 cups of hot tap water, then add the soap mixture from the pot and stir together. Add 18 more cups of hot water. Stir.
Cover with plastic lid (I use a 2-gallon bucket from Home Depot. The extra large Tupperware bowl can also work.) Let sit 24 hours, and keep the lid on it the entire time.
After 24 hours, the liquid will be a runny gel. Some hardened soap-like pieces may float to the top - discard them. Stir the liquid gel. Your soap is ready. Use 1/2 cup - or a regular liquid detergent lid.
This soap will not be sudsy - but, your pipes will love you, and your laundry will be clean and fresh.

Another easy way to make the laundry detergent

Okay you want to hunt but you do not want to make so much laundry detergent that your family will be wearing dirt scented laundry for the next year and you do not know enough people to make making so much detergent a worth while project. No problem here is a easy 2 cup recipe.

2 cups any fragrance free laundry detergent
1/2 oz Crafters Choice™ Dirt Fragrance Oil 141

Mix together. Allow to sit mix again shaking well to break clumps. Repeat each day for three days and use according to directions the original soap gave you.

Spray for scent disguising

1 (8 oz) clean spray bottle
7 oz distilled water
1 tablespoon Crafters Choice™ Dirt Fragrance Oil 141
1 teaspoon vodka 

In the spray bottle put the fragrance and vodka. add water and shake. allow to mix for 3 or more days and shake before using to spray anything that you need to get your scent off.

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