Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Make a deodorant crystal for a room

                                             DIY Deodorant Crystal
1.  Add 1 cup hot water into a clean sterilized jar.  Stir in 2 ounces of alum powder until it dissolves.
2.  Place 1/4 of the solution into a shallow bowl.  Add 1 tablespoon of alum powder to the solution in the jar.  Cover jar with a cloth, and place it in a dry and warm area.  Allow the bowl to set over night.
3.  Inspect the dish the next day.  Small crystals will have formed.  Choose the largest crystal from the shallow bowl.
4.  Tie fishing line around the large crystal.  Tie the other end of the fishing line to the middle of a ruler.  The fishing line needs to be long enough to submerge in the jar full of alum powder liquid.
5.  Lay the ruler over the top of the jar.  Place the crystal into the alum liquid.  It will need to be suspended and covered in the liquid.  Do not allow the crystal to touch any part of the jar.
6.  Place the jar back into a warm, dry place.  You do not need to keep it covered this time.  The crystal will reach its full size after 2 weeks.  Check the crystal perodically and if other crystals begin to form on the sides of the jar, you will need to transfer the liquid into a new jar.