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Basically, every cologne has four essential components:

-Water
-Alcohol
-Fragrance
-Fixing Agent

The water used should only be distilled water. Tap water can contain impurities which can interfere with the aesthetics and aromatic qualities of a cologne. The alcohol provides a solvent for the other ingredients. It also releases fragrance as it evaporates. The fragrance can be any floral oil, essential herbal oil, liquid gums and resins you desire to provide fragrance. The fixing agent could have various gums and resins, however, glycerin is an excellent fixative for colognes, as it is already a liquid and blends easily with other liquids. The fixing agents job is to maintain the fragrances integrity.

Steps to Creating Cologne From Flowers

Using flowers to make cologne is probably the oldest method of cologne making. If you have a favorite flower in your garden and want to make a cologne from it's blossoms, this will work well for you.

First, fill a Mason jar with flower petals, packing them in tightly. Add distilled water to the jar until it is 3/4 full, then add 2 tablespoons of liquid vegetable oil. (Avoid highly scented oils, such as peanut oil, as they will interfere with your fragrance.) Finally, add 1 ounce of unscented rubbing alcohol. Cover the jar with a tight lid and shake contents thoroughly. Set the jar aside remembering to shake it a couple of times a day, or as often as you like, as shaking the jar will agitate the ingredients and speed up the cologne making process.

As the flower pets became fitted with water, the cellular membranes burst. This releases essential oils, as well as some of the coloring pigments. These floral oils escape into the water and cling to the vegetable oil. The alcohol acts as a solvent, dissolving the oils so that they mix with the water.

After a few days, pour the liquid cologne into jars for storage and discard the solids. To keep your cologne pure from some of the settlement, pour your cologne through cheesecloth. Now, add your glycerin. Use 1 ounce of glycerin to a quart of cologne.

Tip for Creating Cologne Faster

If you do not want to wait a couple of days, you can always speed up the process by placing the jar in a sunny window. As the sun worms the jar, you will be able to see the petals' cellular breakdown and release of essential oils. By using this method you can often have a cologne in the same or next day, rather than having to wait a few days. Be sure the jar is kept tightly covered. Remember, agitating it from time to time will speed up the process of dispersing the essential oils.

If you've been reading my blog, you know I like to do things as easy as possible. With all the fantastic essential oils available you can make or mimic many of the name brand colognes. The following recipe is just an example. To change the fragrance, just …

Portland Oregon, also known by other names such as “Rose Garden” and “Little Beirut” is a large city that occupies an important place in Multnomah County and has a population upwards of 500,000. The city’s location close to such notables like Seattle Washington and Vancouver makes it an attraction for students, businessmen and people looking to settle. This makes the area apartments a hot item with applications being submitted on a daily basis. To adhere to housing laws, Portland apartments conduct routine credit and rental history checks on potential tenants. This essentially means that if your credit score is low or you have a prior broken lease with a previous apartment, you may be denied an apartment in Portland Oregon.

The fact that there exists a standard practice of checking credit and rental history in Portland area apartments, it does not mean that there will not be apartments that will not work with problem applicants. While they may be few, they do exist nevertheless. Many applicants with bad credit or broken lease report a level of frustration when searching but if you fall into this category, here are a few areas with the city that you can look for second chance apartment:

  • Northwest including Pearl District
  • South West
  • Northeast
  • Southeast and more…
  • The reason it is difficult to locate second chance Portland apartments is because they do not get into the routine practice of advertising. One reason they do this is because they want to maintain their quality rating and also be able to keep their rates high. They also want to maintain a reputation of renting only to the most financially-stable tenants. This generally means that a casual search of apartments which approve applicants who are credit-challenged may yield disappointing results.

    One method then that can be used to locate these types of apartments in Portland Oregon is learning to network. This means sharing with others who have been in similar situations. This is because they may have helpful ideas as to where one can locate an a leasing office manager who is understanding or lenient or apartments which are willing to overlook credit shortcomings. Another option is to utilize the power of the Internet to search and locate potential apartments and then call them ahead of time. You can also contact apartment locators and see whether they can offer any helpful insights as to which apartments would be willing to work with you.

    It is also essential to bear in mind that even when you do find such an apartment, there will be basic requirements to meet. One is that you must have a job and have had it at least 6 months. Another is that your job must be paying you at least 3 times the amount of the rent and thirdly, you may have to go through a background check.…

    My passions have always been gardening and painting. The two seem to go together and this was born out when starting a business in landscaping. It was natural to paint a picture of the finished design in my head. This led me to undertake counselling for those who could not imagine what a garden should look like. My long-standing interest in the outdoors held me in good stead as my little fingers were always in dirt from the time I could toddle.

    Once advertising started and my first consulting job came to me it led to other things. The lady was so impressed with what she was offered that she paid me $400 to draw a plan of it. This was something right up my ally.

    Putting my imagination to work the plan was a great success and before long there were some 2-3 per week along with consulting jobs. The main requiring for doing something like this is confidence. If one shows that they know what they are talking about and can satisfy their client with quality work, then it has to be a success.

    Of course my enterprising didn’t stop there. The main point of this article is that people need to step out of their comfort zone and use their hobbies and interests to build a business. They have to start from scratch to do it but if they have enough confidence and knowledge they will success.

    Mistakes will happen and that is the learning curve one has to go through. Costs of consulting work doesn’t have to be over the top as there is no outlay to doing it. Start small and build up. For consulting my charge was $75 and that is more than affordable when most landscape designers might charge 10 times that much for the same advice.…

    Diets are defined in the traditional sense of following a specific eating plan for weight loss / obesity.

    Sure, following any of the hundreds of plans that have been promoted in the last few decades may result in some weight loss, but the benefits typically do not last.

    Sadly, there is no magic bullet. No, not even those prescription medications that are common these days. Sure, they may result in shedding some pounds, but I've been observing nasty side effects in people that use them, and without lifestyle changes are made, the pounds will come back.

    The average American keeps getting heavier, especially children, and the new miracle diets keep coming, and the average American keeps getting heavier, especially children, and …

    I suspect you get my point.

    But wait, I have this diet that works and I offer a guarantee and … Gotcha! Sorry, there are no simple, miracle solutions / plans. There was never any and there never will be.

    I am happy to report that what does work for weight management, always has and always will work, is this: careful food selections, self control, occasional splurging (yahoo!), Acceptance of how God made you, and eating slower, smaller more Numerous meals.

    This is the holistic approach and it's what I advocate.

    Why do not you see this type eating advice advertised on TV or in magazines anywhere? It's because nobody makes any money when you do it. Surprise! In fact, many people will make less money when you follow a healthy holistic eating lifestyle, sometimes doctors because you will likely be ill less often.

    Please become aware that the media and it's advertisers are becoming increasingly talented at getting and keeping our attention, particularly when it comes to our physical appearance. They place pictures of beautiful people with gleaming muscles (they are oiled), rippling six pack abdomens (they are airbrushed or do dozens of sit-ups immediately before the picture is taken), or even yet the people are taking steroid type drugs to enhance Their physiques. These "models" are not representative of we typical humans. You and I need to be wise to this, even though we enjoy looking.

    Also, be wary of some of the food products, their claims, and what's in them.

    The top 10 deceiving "healthy" foods that lead to weight gain and other health problems:

    – margarine, because it lacks the essential oils necessary for a healthy cardiovascular system.

    – artificial sweeteners, because they contribute to inflammation

    – soy, because it can mimics the hormone estrogen

    – most granola bars, because they contain excess sugar

    – most dehydrated fruits, because they have added sugar

    – most juices, because they lack pulp and contain excess added sugars

    – whole grain products, because many people have hidden gluten allergies

    – commercially grown apples, bell peppers, celery, cherries, and imported grapes because they are the top 5 most chemically treated produce and contain toxins.

    – all orange juice, because it is well known to increase inflammation

    – commercially …

    Columbus is located in Ohio, one of the largest cities named after the famous Christopher Columbus. This city owns the Ohio State University, the largest in the US. It has concluded in one of the magazines to be the rising “global city,” being the 8th best city to live in. The residents are called Columbusites.

    The increasing population of tourists and residents brought rise to many hotels in the vicinity. Listed here are some of the commendable accommodations.

    Doubletree Guest Suites Columbus

    Doubletree Guest Suites is an all-suite hotel conveniently located in the downtown of Columbus. It overlooks the beautiful Scioto River. It is also a 15- minute drive from the Port Columbus International Airport, accessible to Huntington Bank Center, Riffe State Office Tower through shaded paths, and many other local landmarks and business offices.

    It is very ideal to those people traveling on business. The hotel caters on short and extended stays, having comfortable meeting rooms and banquet spaces for business and other social gatherings. It also provides services for business like photocopying, facsimile machines and audiovisual equipment. Guests are warmly welcomed upon checking in. The staff gives out chocolate chip cookies as their trademark.

    This hotel features plenty of recreational activities for guests. Some famous local attractions to visit are the Columbus Art Museum, Blue Jackets Hockey, Clippers Stadium, Convention Center, Crew Soccer Stadium, the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, Ohio State Fairgrounds, and the Nationwide Arena.

    Doubletree features homely and comfortable double-room suites. Guests can also choose the penthouse bi-level suites for the ultimate downtown experience, providing the lovely views of the river. All of their guestrooms are spacious and are complete with amenities that can guarantee a memorable stay, whether short or a long one in Columbus.

    Amenities included are: living and sleeping rooms (separate), high-speed wireless Internet access, voicemail, hairdryer, iron and ironing board, wet bar with refrigerator, microwave oven and coffeemaker, and complimentary tea and coffee. The hotel takes pride of its friendly and courteous staff. They also offer laundry and valet service. They have venues for special occasions like a business center and comfortable meeting rooms. The hotel also provides wireless Internet connection. It is a pet-friendly hotel, and is wheelchair accessible.

    You can dine in the Caucus Room Restaurant inside. It serves delectable American dishes everyday. Guests can also request for a room service.

    Lofts Hotel and Suites

    This luxurious hotel offers distinctive and unique features. It is designed in a clean and contemporary style, contrasting yet blending to the strong and majestic features of the building. It elucidates a sense of rich history and beauty.

    It is located near many local tourist attractions. Worth seeing are the Arena District, The Arena Grand Theater, Short North, Columbus Art Scene, German Village, Ohio State Football and Athletics, and the Memorial Golf Tournament.

    Lofts Hotel features large rooms with floor to ceiling windows with amenities such as high-speed Internet access, garden tub suites (for booking), Frette linens, concierge service, Frette terry robes, Aveda products that …

    You can use lattice panels to extend your existing fence, section off your yard or garden, or make a privacy nook within your garden. You could also create a nice decorative effect with the lattice panels. Choosing lattice lets you enjoy the refreshing natural flow of air.

    Lattice comes in 4 by 8 foot and 2 by 8 foot lattice panels. PVC and wood are the most common for lattice panels. They could be installed easily when you know how to cut them.

    Here are some tips to help you finish your project successfully.

    1. Measurements

    It’s crucial to take precise measurement for the project, especially the width. This ensures that the lattice panels properly fit into the support posts and framing. If the area that requires framing is no square, it will be necessary to perform extra cuts in order for the panels to fit correctly. Make sure there’s 1/4 inch of space on all sides of the lattice panels to accommodate contraction and expansion.

    When installing on graded areas, you should cut the panels in accordance to the slope of the ground. Alternately, cut the lattice panels with a couple of inches allowance which could extend into the soil. Make a chalk line to mark off the cut line.

    2. Remove the Staples

    The panels have many staples which help to keep them in place. Get rid of as many staples are you can that are along the cut line. Use a screwdriver for this, in order to minimize the amount of flying small pieces of staple as you cut.

    3. Tools

    To cut the lattice panels to size, use a power saw (a fine toothed hard saw or a circular saw). It’s best to attach a carbide tipped wooden blade to the power saw for timber lattice. This will allow you to cut through the staples in your panels easily. It also lets you cut effectively and precisely.

    4. Cutting

    See to it that the “face” side of the lattice is upwards when you’re using a fine toothed saw. But the “back” side must be up when you’re using a rotary saw. To prevent the material from cracking or chipping, it’s important to cut at a steady pace. As you reach the end of each cut, make sure you provide a firm support to the panel, especially at the cut line. If the lattice isn’t firmly held down, it could tear or split.

    5. Protective Gear

    Little pieces of materials and sparks could fly when you’re cutting the panels. So it’s important to wear goggles to safeguard your eyes. Gloves are also a good idea.…

    If you are the one who likes to take their pet each time you go for a vacation, then the Weymouth holiday cottagesare the place for you. This is the perfect break for you and your pet. There are over 100 cottages in Dorset. The Weymouth holiday cottage properties range from traditional thatched cottages to the contemporary newly designed houses.This will certainly be a great place to be for you and your dog. The facility provided in each set has a colored television; The kitchen has an oven with hotplate, rings, a gas burner and a microwave, a toaster a kettle and an iron. Duvets and pillow have been provided in all bedrooms.

    There are many cottages available available for you and your pet. One of them is the Lulworth Cove. This is set up in an elevated position, surrounded by territories and lawns. Its a beautiful walk across the hills to the various bays. Within walking distance once can find the Village Inns and shops.

    As far as the accommodation is concerned on the ground floor, in bedroom one, there is a king size bed. In the second bedroom, twin beds have been placed. There is a large lounge with an open fire. The dining table has a seating capacity of ten people. On the ground floor there is a bathroom with a bath shower and a separate kitchen. In the third bedroom and the fourth bedroom there are twin single beds, without any wardrobe. There is a double bed in the fifth bedroom.

    Standard facilities have been provided in these Weymouth holiday cottages like a dishwasher, washing machine, and a dryer, fridge, freezer, a pay phone, DVD player. A garage is a also present with unrestricted parking on the road. There is a large garden on the sloping lawns. A garden table with chairs has also been placed. Internet access has been provided for, only for recreational activity and not for business related purpose. The speed or service may vary as per the package obtained by the owner of the property

    For booking purposes reservations for these Weymouth holiday cottages are made upon the receipt of a deposit which is one-third of the total cost of the holiday or full payment incase the trip is for less than eight weeks away, plus an additional of twenty pounds, Along with a booking form signed by the applicant who has to be over 18 years of age, and he also signs on behalf of all the people who will e staying in the property. Only the number of people specified at the time of the booking will be allowed to stay during the trip. Once the payment has been received and the conformation has been made, any changes to the booking can not be done. In case the payment is made by a credit card, then an additional charge of 2.5% as the processing fee will be also charged to the guest at the time of the booking. Guests have …

    Olive oil. This is probably the healthiest oil of all. Aside from being the most recommended oil in the Mediterranean Diet, this is proven to be very rich in omega-3 fatty acids. Although it is a lot more expensive than most types of oil, this is the ultimate choice for healthy living because it helps the body fight bad and free radicals that can harm the body’s tissues and organs. Before planting olives, you need to consider your purpose because this will help you identify how much land you need and how many trees to plant and what type of olive to plant.

    Types of Olive Oil

    Depending on your specified purpose, you can choose from a wide variety of olives. There are trees that do not bear fruits and these are the best trees to plant if your intention is to add olives to decorate your garden. You can also make your selection form olive types depending on the taste if your purpose is to produce olive oil and do business with it. Below you will see the top five or most popular types of olive trees or varieties.

    Frantoio

    This type of olive is Italian in variety and is the most popular for gourmet dishes. The flavor is very strong and it is also pungent but the yield is high.

    Arbequina

    This variety is from Spain and this has a small fruit. It is aromatic but a little bitter. One set back is that it has a short shelf life of only one year.

    Leccino

    This type of olive is also of Italian descent and has a strong flavor. Unlike the Frantoio, this ripens faster but it has the same strong flavor.

    Adcolano

    This one is the traditional variety found in California. This bears large fruits and is found mostly in California olive orchards. The yield is low but it is very aromatic.

    Sevillano

    This is also a Californian variety that has a large fruit and is used as a table olive oil. The oil yield is very low compared to the other varieties but this is what many orchard owners grow because of its mild and fruity flavor.

    Tree Planting

    Before planting, make sure that the soil is leveled. This is the only way you can ensure that all tress receive the same amount or supply of water. The best time to plant the trees is during fall. This ensures that the trees get adequate settling in the soil. The only challenge here is the frost especially if the olives you plant were originally grown from containers.

    If you will plant form container-grown olives, dig the planting hole the same size as the container. After removing the trees from the container, examine the roots and untwist any circling roots. You may cut these roots if desired. Water the tree very well before planting and place the tree slightly higher than ground level. During soil preparation, do not add lots of quantities of organic matter; just let the …

    You are planning thoroughly your trip to Kiev, surfing the web for information on Kiev best sights, restaurants and night clubs, and thinking how to plan your stay the best, what to see and where to go to … You are packing your new Camera in order to make beautiful photos of golden domes, Khreschatik Street and Kiev parks … You are thinking what to wear and checking weather forecast for the days of your visit … In a few days or weeks you will get to another world With smiling people, ancient brick streets, monuments and cathedrals …

    Quick facts:

    Status: capital of Ukraine

    Number of regions: 10

    Date of foundation: fifth century AD

    Area: 839 km2

    Elevation: 179 m above sea level

    Geographical coordinates: latitude 50 ° 27'N; Longitude 30 ° 30'E

    Climate: moderate continental with mild winter and warm summer

    Temperature: average Kiev temperature in January is 6 degrees below zero Celsius, average in June is 20 degrees above zero Celsius; Lowest temperature in winter is 25 degrees below zero Celsius; Highest temperature in summer is 32 degrees above zero Celsius.

    Population: 2,6 million (2005)

    Density: 3178 people / km2

    Car code: AA

    Phone code: +380 44

    Kiev Mayor: Leonid Chernovetskiy (since 2006)

    Kiev history

    The legend says that there was a prince family of three brothers named Kiy, Schek and Khoryv and a sister Lybid. Kiy rule a powerful Slavic tribe and was looking for a place to settle a new home for his people. When they came to the beautiful hills upon Dnepr river and saw wonderful panorama of blue river and seven hills covered with chestnut trees, they liked that place very much and decided to settle there. They established a city and cave it the name Kiev in honor of their oldest brother Kiy more than 1500 years ago. Prince Kiy and his family lived on one hill, Schek settled on another hill which got the mane Schekavitsa, and Khoryv settled on the third hill called Khorevitsa.

    Since 882 Kiev became the capital on ancient strong state called Kievan Rus. In 998 Kiev Prince Vladimir introduced Christianity in Kievan Rus by baptizing Kiev population in Dnepr river. In 1240 the city was destroyed by mongol-tatars who invaded Kievan Rus, and later it was rebuilt. Since 1362 Kiev and major part of Ukraine belonged to Lithuania and Poland and in 1654 it became part of Russian Empire and then USSR.

    In 1991 Ukrainian people voted for independence of Ukraine and Kiev became its capital. Since that time it is the center of Ukraine's political, economic and cultural life.

    In November 2004 Kiev was the central place of Orange Revolution when hundreds of thousands of Ukrainian people protested against election falsification in the streets and later elected another ruling party and the President of Ukraine.

    Kiev accommodation

    Most visitors to Kiev prefer apartment or hotel accommodation. Kiev hotels provide security and a certain level of service according to their level (three star, four star, five …

    Oxford is a city and local government district in Oxfordshire, England,
    With a population of 134,248 (2001 census). It is home to the
    University of Oxford, the oldest university in the English-speaking
    World. It is known as the "city of dreaming spires", a term coined by
    Matthew Arnold in reference to the harmonious architecture of the
    University buildings. The Oxford suburb of Cowley has a long history of
    Carmaking, and still produces BMW MINIs.

    History

    Oxford was first employed in Saxon times, and was initially known as
    "Oxenaforda". It began with the foundations of St Frideswide's nunnery
    In the 8th century. The University of Oxford is first mentioned in 12th
    Century records. Oxford's earliest colleges were University College
    (1249), Balliol (1263) and Merton (1264).

    During the English Civil War, Oxford housed the court of Charles I in
    1642, after the king was expelled from London, although there was
    Strong support in the town for the Parliamentaryarian cause. In the 19th
    Century the controversial surrounding the Oxford Movement in the Anglican
    Church drew attention to the city as a focus of theological thought.
    Oxford's Town Hall was built by Henry T. Hare, the foundation stone was
    Laid on 6 July 1893 and opened by the future King Edward VII on 12 May
    1897. By the early 20th century Oxford was experiencing rapid
    Industrial and population growth, with the printing and publishing
    Industries becoming well established by the 1920s.

    Places of interest

    Oxford has numerous major tourist attractions, many belonging to the
    University and colleges. As well as several famous institutions, the
    Town center is home to Carfax Tower and a historical themed ride, The
    Oxford Story. In the summer, punting on the Thames (sometimes called
    The Isis as it flows through Oxford) and the Cherwell is popular.
    Other notable attractions include:

  • Christ Church Cathedral
  • The Church of St Mary the Virgin (the University Church)
  • Martyrs' Memorial
  • Ashmolean Museum
  • Pitt Rivers Museum
  • Museum of Natural History
  • Museum of the History of Science
  • Science Oxford
  • University buildings
  • The University Parks
  • The University Botanic Garden
  • Cornmarket Street, Oxford
  • Turl Street, Oxford
  • Little Clarendon Street
  • Oxford Covered Market
  • Westgate Shopping Center
  • Museums and Art Galleries

    Oxford has a large number of museums and galleries open for public.
    Following are the world famous and a major tourist spot in Oxford:

  • Ashmolean Museum, Britain's oldest museum
  • Pitt Rivers Museum
  • Museum of Natural History, home of (the remains of) the Oxford Dodo
  • Museum of the History of Science, in Britain's oldest purpose-built
    Museum building
  • Museum of Oxford
  • Museum of Modern Art
  • Science Oxford
  • Shopping

    Golden Cross, an arcade of first-class shops and boutiques, lies
    Between Cornmarket Street and the Covered Market. Parts of the colorful
    Gallery date from the 12th century. Many buildings remain from the
    Medieval era, along with some 15th- and 17th-century structures. The
    Market also has a reputation as the Covent Garden of Oxford, with live
    Entertainment on Saturday mornings in summer. In its way, Alice's Shop,
    Played an important role in English literature, it …