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Crystal Soy Candle Tutorial

Crystal Soy Candle Tutorial

Learn how to make your own soy candles with hidden crystals! Crystals have the ability to emit energy frequencies and what better event to place that into practice, Summer Solstice! We think these DIY crystal candles are a great activity for any summer solstice party...

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Favorite DIY Kombucha Recipes and Flavorings

Favorite DIY Kombucha Recipes and Flavorings

Here are some inspired ideas for how to flavor your kombucha When using fresh fruit it is best to juice it, before adding. The fresher the juice is the better your results will be. Add one cup of juice to 1 gallon of kombucha. Then add in spices or natural...

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DIY Bath Bomb Making FAQ – How to make bath fizzies

DIY Bath Bomb Making FAQ – How to make bath fizzies

Frequently Asked Questions About How to Make Bath Bombs at Home Many of us love the idea of soaking in a hot bath with a scented and revitalizing bath bomb melting into the water. Now you can make your own at home using our DIY Kit. If you don't want to use our kit...

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Ultimate DIY Fermentation FAQ

Ultimate DIY Fermentation FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions about Fermentation for the DIY enthusiast. Our questions include dill pickles, hot peppers, kimchi, perserved lemons, salsa, sauerkraut, scrap vinegar, tomatoes and watermelon pickle rinds. Q: What is the difference between Pickling and...

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Owner’s Corner: DIY Cocktail Bitters

Owner’s Corner: DIY Cocktail Bitters

Musing from the owner of Grow and Make: Will Johnston I am a big fan of a Manhattan cocktail. Using bitters is an important component. If you've ever wanted to make your own cocktail bitters at home, we have this article on DIY Cocktail Bitters. What I'm...

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DIY BEESWAX FALL LEAVES FUN

DIY BEESWAX FALL LEAVES FUN

First, you are going to need some pretty fall leaves. Take a nature walk, bring a basket, and have fun picking out a variety of colors and shapes Lay down some newspaper or something to protect your work surface from dripping beeswax. Heat up beeswax until it is...

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Our Favorite Kombucha Tips & Tricks

Our Favorite Kombucha Tips & Tricks

Here at Grow and Make we are constantly looking for new ways to perfect the kombucha brewing process. Every kombucha brewer is unique in their approach and it is always fun to learn from each other! That being said, there are many time-tested tips and tricks that will give you great results every time. We’ve compiled a list of our most asked questions so that you can start brewing incredible batches of kombucha at home!

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DIY Infused Spirits for Cocktail Mixologists

DIY Infused Spirits for Cocktail Mixologists

DIY Alcohol Infusions with Mixology Cocktail Recipes Supplies needed Mason jars, or large glass bottles with secure lids Alcohol of choice (typically vodka, bourbon, brandy or rye) Infusion ingredients (included in your kit) Fresh fruit, herbs or additional spice...

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Home Made Apple Bitters

Home Made Apple Bitters

Making cocktail bitters is a fun way to make distinctive flavors and a high quality bitter. You will need: 3 Cardamon pods, 3 whole cloves, 2 cinnamon sticks, 5 dried apple slices A mason jar with a tight fitting lid (at least 8 oz) 4 oz (about 1/2 cup) of high ABV...

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