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Soap Crafting Introduction


In this introduction, learn the three basic methods of soapcrafting and the advantages and disadvantages of each. From this information, you will be able to decide which type of soapcrafting best suits your needs.
Welcome to soapcrafting! There are three basic types of handcrafted soaps. Acorn Soap N Candle Supply’ specialty is Melt and Pour soap. We offer information for your education on the three types of soapmaking methods. Click on your area of interest to learn more about these processes.

Melt and Pour or Glycerin Casting Soap — Soap which you buy pre-made in blocks or tubs. Similar to working with candle wax, casting soap is often “transparent”.

Cold Process — Soap made from scratch using oils and lye.

Hand Milled or Rebatched — Where you take pre-made cold-process soap and melt it down again with liquids and other goodies.

Or, for a quick overview, click here to go to see a comparison spreadsheet where each these of these soap making methods are compared side by side.

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A Simple Education on Psychic Abilities


Which types of psychic abilities do you naturally possess? To have a solid education on psychic abilities and understanding of psychic powers means you’ll be able to develop more than just a few basic psychic skills…and then the sky really is your limit!

Have you experienced unusual feelings when meeting people or when walking into a new place? In that case you’re naturally clairsentient

If you get pictures in your mind’s eye and possess a strong visual imagination you’re likely to be naturally clairvoyant

If you sometimes feel that someone called out your name and then you turn around to find no-one there, you’ve probably just had a clairaudient experience.

You may already possess strong psychic intuition and get ‘hunches’ which turn out to be right-on-the-money as time goes on. And the more you trust these intuitions, the better the choices you’ll make in life.

Education on psychic abilities begins at home with our everyday experiences and family life. You might even have a psychic child, indigo child, or crystal child as they’ve been called more recently.

Psychic children come out with information which they couldn’t possibly have known about, and many psychic children are natural mediums, sensing and seeing their relatives in Spirit who have passed on but continue to watch over their life on Earth.

To some extent a child’s education on psychic abilities is already complete because all children are naturally psychic…and it’s us adults who have to do the learning to get back to that child-like state of mind. And this free psychic network of articles is a great place to resume your psychic and spiritual learning.

Mediumship (the ability to see, hear and describe people who have passed on to the Other Side) can also be developed with proper training, and it is likely that you already possess some mediumship abilities already.

Have you had vivid dreams about relatives who have passed on, or sometimes sense something or someone is in your home even though you can’t see them? These experiences are typical of people who have great potential to develop their natural mediumship, and a solid education on psychic abilities will complement the natural experiences you are already having.

People who have developed mediumship as well as the ability to receive premonitions are called psychic mediums

While many mediums are also psychic, not all psychics are mediums and receive messages from the Other Side. However, a spiritual education on psychic abilities will help any clairvoyant to build stronger links with the Spirit world and expand their repertoire of psychic skills.

Mediumship is sometimes developed in a psychic circle which consists of a group of people who regularly meet to strengthen their connections with the Spirit world. You too can run your own psychic development circle to learn how to see, hear and sense people in Spirit more accurately. On these occasions you also allow Spirit to direct your education on psychic abilities through your psychic circle, and this group can regularly meet within your own home on a weekly basis.

Although mediumship does generally take longer to develop than general clairvoyant skills, with some practise you will amaze yourself at your new ability to hear names and receive clear messages from those in the Spirit world. Anything is possible once you fully apply yourself to the task at hand.

Another ability you can be developed with a little practise is astral projection. This is a similar state to hypnosis, where your mind travels beyond your everyday surroundings, enabling you to tune into countries, people and places and discover amazing psychic insights using your own psychic powers. And like all of these psychic skills, astral travel is a totally safe technique when you know how to develop it correctly…and it’s also a lot of fun to practise as you learn to see around corners!

Before too long your education on psychic abilities will be so thorough that you will be able to string many of these skills together to give your first accurate psychic readings. You will learn how to make reliable psychic predictions, understand about the twelve astrological signs of the zodiac, learn how soul mates will meet, confidently give a psychic love reading and an angel reading, use angel therapy, and perhaps even develop your abilities as a pet psychic!

Possessing psychic powers is not simply mind reading: it is the ability to tune into events and lives and discern information from a spiritual source which cannot be seen. Mind reading implies that you simply lift details and thoughts from someone else’s mind, but this isn’t the case with genuine clairvoyance.

Many times when you give a psychic reading you will pick up information about an event that the person doesn’t have any knowledge of…and then that event occurs weeks or months after the reading.

In giving psychic readings you are tuning into a much higher source than the person’s mind and you will gain psychic insights beyond their comprehension at the time of the reading. That’s why the best psychics provide a lot of detailed information that is validated months after the reading has taken place.

Just remember, the main difference between psychically gifted people and beginners is the number of hours they have spent practising their craft. If you genuinely wish to develop your spiritual awareness and become more psychic, start working towards a solid education on psychic abilities by following the exercises on this site, and before long you’ll be stunned at your own psychic powers and impressive results! As has been said many times before, the journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step…

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Should I Get Tested? And How?

Since many STDs (short for sexually transmitted diseases) have no symptoms, you don’t want to take any chances. The longer an STD goes untreated, the more damage it can do to you and others. STDs can’t be “cured” on their own; they must be treated. For example, a herpes sore may come and go, but the herpes virus stays in an infected person’s body and can still infect a partner, even when the sore isn’t present.

If you have no symptoms, but have had oral, vaginal, or anal sex without using condoms—or you’ve had sex with more than one partner—you should get tested once a year. (A Pap smear is the only screening test for an HPV infection of the cervix.)

Many think they don’t need to get tested because they don’t have symptoms, but don’t be fooled. It’s very common not to show symptoms, and it’s why STDs are also known as sexually transmitted infections, or STIs. Just because you’re asymptomatic does not mean you are all clear.

Your chances of getting an STD increase when you’ve had unprotected sex or sex with multiple partners. If you continue having sex with multiple partners, you should get tested every six months. And if you’re having unprotected sex, you should take steps to protect each other, such as use a condom, get tested and/or be monogamous. It’s also a good idea for partners to get tested before having sex with each other. This will help them feel more comfortable.

It may be embarrassing to talk about, but an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

If you’re in a committed relationship and use condoms, get STD tested once a year. Even though you totally trust your partner, people sometimes make mistakes and cheat. And they often keep it secret, because they want to keep the relationship. So, always be safe.

After getting tested, be sure to continue using condoms, even if you’re in a steady relationship or using another type of hormonal birth control.

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More Proof that Everyone is Profoundly Psychic

Today I received an incredible email from someone that came across my articles on psychic retrieval. I received hundreds of requests from people asking for psychic lost and found help. I wish that I could respond to all of them, but for the ones I can respond to, I always suggest they give the process a try too. At the very least it can’t hurt, and at the very best, it produces quicker results.

Like I tell everyone, you don’t really need me and here’s the proof. In this case, she didn’t wait for me to weigh in, and yet the results were astounding nonetheless.

D Wrote:

“I am stunned and so happy. I had to sell the family home of 26 years seven months ago. Last night my daughter asked if I had her passport. I have always been so responsible and organized. I could not find our passports in the condo I am living in now. Everything else is accounted for: birth certificates, car titles, etc. But not the rather larger blue passport case. I looked everywhere last night. I looked in some random places this morning, just in case. Nothing.

I know I am more sensitive this days (emotionally & psychically) so I decided to use the energy from the computer to assist. What could it hurt? I came this article. I went downstairs into my room. Got comfortable, lit some incense. Followed what you suggested. Walked over to a rack wear I store my purses. That didn’t seem logical to me.

I stood on top of the bed so I could see on top of my armoire, feeling silly because that wouldn’t be my style for hiding something. Just dust. Got down, and opened the doors of the armoire. Even through I had looked “completely through it last night. Suddenly, I pushed all the coats on the lower rack aside… and back in the corner on the floor was the blue case and a diamond certificate I had been looking for too.

This TOTALLY worked. Thank you and my third eye”

So, the next time you have misplaced something and you are feeling frantic, know that you have the ability to connect to the information you need, when you need and it will lead exactly where you need to be or will reveal what you need to see. And don’t forget to talk to the best real psychics around! 🙂

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The Secrets Of Successful Personal Development And Achievement

Most people are, at some point or another in their lives, engaged in a quest to improve the overall quality of their daily life, to further develop and deepen their talents and strengths, and to achieve their goals. If personal development is a priority in your life, then read on!

Persistence is a cornerstone in any good personal development program. Ambitious goals and careful planning are common personal development processes, but they are of little help if the first sign of trouble causes the whole program to be abandoned. Mistakes and failures are inevitable – personal development is about moving past them, not eliminating them.

Not feeling as good as you should? Sometimes depression strikes all of us. There is no way to get away from it. When you are feeling depressed just take a little time out of your day to get some exercise. Maybe you could go for a walk or a bike ride. The exercise will work magically to counteract the depression, and you will feel better instantly.

Always carry something you can record your ideas on. Carry paper with you everywhere. Make detailed notes, and later, when you have the chance and are feeling creative, take your ideas further.

It is true that money cannot actually buy you happiness. It can, however, supplement you with things that can lead to your happiness. For example, it may make you happy to own your own home business. By buying things like a new desk or a new computer to do this, you are supplementing your happiness using money. Your happiness should never depend on new things, at the same time, happiness is not lnked to an austere existence either. Just aim for a nice balance.

Keep a change of comfortable clothes and shoes in your vehicle. That way you can always dart into a public restroom and change into something more comfortable after that hectic day at work. Who knows? You might even be inspired to stop by the park and take a walk if you have appropriate clothing on hand.

Things that may limit your personal development primarily stem from a negative state of mind. This inhibits your ability to become more and attain more as a human in regards to your career, finances, and your emotional and physical states. If you limit your beliefs and disregard all of the positive qualities about yourself, you will not be able to move forward with your development.

Make your goals manageable to maximize your impact. Life happens, and your plans should account for spontaneous setbacks. If your goals are just outside of your reach, the challenge will still be satisfying to complete, but you’ll ensure you’ll hit your target every time. Furthermore, small and manageable goals makes setbacks easier to recover from.

You cannot make any progress with respect to personal development if you have not outlined a goal or set of goals. For example, you may be wanting to lose weight. Without a goal in sight, it is near impossible to progress or feel like you are making progress. So, establish a goal now.

Keeping a healthy diet will greatly influence the quality of your life. A diet consisting of plenty of fruits and vegetables, along with whole grains, seeds and nuts will elevate serotonin levels which aids in reducing depression and increasing motivation. Conversely, diets low in complex carbohydrates can lower your serotonin levels.

If you are never able to meet the goals you set, then it’s time to figure out your problem areas and make some changes. Do some online research, focusing on people who take on goals like yours and the problems they encounter. You might discover that your aim is too high, you are missing something, or you are not putting enough into it.

Don’t run away from the advice of people who love you. Of course, their advice may not always be correct, but it doesn’t hurt to listen to what they have to say and you may just learn something very important about yourself. It is often difficult for humans to see ourselves the way we truly are.

Exercising is a wonderful way to work on personal development. Not only will it make you look good, it will give you time to focus on improving yourself, and you will feel more confident as well as be able to work on patience. You won’t notice changes overnight, it is something that you have to stick with for the long haul.

As the number of people interested in personal development has grown dramatically over the years, numerous books, talks, and scientific studies have all explored various ways to improve the overall quality of our lives; whether through developing ourselves spiritually, fulfilling our dreams and goals, or a variety of other methods. We hope this article has been useful to you as you continue your quest for personal development!