youth groups (click to find out more). You've all been voting for the Aviva Community Fund, and I thank you so much for it.
As part two of my fundraising plan, I've put together a 122 page e-book entitled Back to Basics: Anhydrous Products. The book includes over 50 recipes and explanations for making lotion bars, whipped butters, balms, oil based scrubs, bath melts, bath oils, oil based sprays, solid scrubs, and facial sera, as well as all the carrier oil, exotic oil, and butter profiles and everything I've gathered about the chemistry of our oils including fatty acids, mechanisms of rancidity, phytosterols, and polyphenols.
I'm asking for a $20 donation for the book through Paypal or Hyperwallet (you can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org). If you've previously donated $20 or more, I've sent you an e-mail to see if you'd like a copy as a thank you for your past support (but if you want to donate again, we'd be so grateful!). If you click on the little button below, I'll send you a copy of the book by e-mail.
A quick note: It might take me a few hours to send you out the book 'cause I sometimes leave the house for work or my youth groups and I can't check my e-mail or send out attachments until I get to my home computer. I'll try to figure something out a little quicker for the next book.
Click here to see the table of contents.
I am planning three other e-books - surfactants, lotion making, and hair care products - for the near future if this e-book does well! And I will consider a print copy of it, so please indicate if you are interested in that!
What does your donation do for our youth groups? $20 can buy two boxes of glue sticks or 10 pairs of scissors. $20 can buy 3.5 metres of twill for making messenger bags, purses, and pencil cases. $20 can buy 6 pounds of melt & pour soap or a bottle each of the ingredients for body wash, bubble bath, shampoo, and facial wash (yes, I get good discounts for the groups)! $20 can buy all the veggies and fruit we have at games night and video game club. $20 can buy a ton of polymer clay or 3 packages of Shrinky Dinks if I use my coupons at Michael's. $20 can buy 3.5 kilograms of chocolate for the Hallowe'en, Christmas, and Valentine's chocolate making groups (although we generally need about 7). $20 can buy 15 canvas bags or up to 8 shirts for stencilling class.
In short, we can make $20 go a long long way! Every penny helps!