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Requiem Ranch
Founding Member
Founding Member
Oct 22, 2017
In Crafting Corner
Soap dots - these are curing out to be about a half an ounce a piece. There will be 10 dots total to a bag, two of each type soon to be available: Simply Soap, Rosemary's Baby, Wise Old Sage, Holiday Pomander, and Coconut Clean. Bonus are 2 heart shaped "dots" of Mum's Day. Or does Robin just need to "Suck it up, buttercup" and make a bunch of movie inspired soaps out of her otherwise-would-be candy molds? Simply Soap, Wise old Sage, and Coconut Clean are the only three current recipes that will work in these tricky little molds * The smaller Han Soaps are 0.25 ounces * The larger Han Soaps and Millennium Falcons are almost 2 ounces * R2D2 large mold will also hold a 2 ounce bar - the smaller R2D2 molds are proving to be too delicate for soap making as well as the X-Wing molds The bag would include 1 large Han Soap, 1 R2D2 Wisecrack Sage Soap, and 1 Clean Get-away Millennium Falcon
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Requiem Ranch
Founding Member
Founding Member
Oct 22, 2017
In Requiem Kenya
The challenge is we are wanting to ensure that the crafters and farmers are properly compensated for their quality and authentic work, or ethically sourced raw ingredients, while still providing affordability to the U.S. Consumer. Many do not realize that shipping costs across an ocean can be so expensive until you really begin to research it. We strive for transparency in all that we do. We already have several items on the website from Requiem Ghana: Agyo Moo Organics & Supplies, but like the items from the Requiem Kenya: Nairobi Marketplace, they are shipped to the customer direct from Africa. Currently we are not in the position that many large corporations can take advantage of - shipping mass quantities by sea and the distributing the items, which then includes the initial shipping fees in their price to the customer. Once we have this figured out, along with how to incorporate the shipping rates off this shopping platform (shout out to Christofer at Wix Customer Service and the hours he spent on the phone with me Friday Morning), we will send a notice out to our subscribers.
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Requiem Ranch
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Founding Member
Sep 06, 2017
In Small Scale Homesteading
Check it out! https://youtu.be/IUzSXNc_qZg South Texas has Fire Ants like crazy. We found out the hard way that Robin is deathly allergic to almost all of the store bought pesticides used for treating fire ants.... one of their main ingredients is capsicum or capizole, a derivative of capsaicin. The typical natural alternative to store bought pesticides would to be sprinkle chili powder onto your garden... which contains powered red peppers in it, the main item Robin is allergic to. So we started looking at other ways to get rid of these pesky pests that were not going to destroy our helpful bugs like the snails and earth worms. Garlic did the trick , but also killed our pill bugs which are the heavy metal processors of the Earth and the Earth Worms. Diatomaceous earth was used, but once again, it also killed our helpful critters. Boric Acid and a couple others were ruled out as they were also harmful to our plants and soil. So far, cinnamon has been our fighting "fire with fire" solution.
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