First and foremost, we use our blender for tons of things, making homemade lotions, soaps, detergents, salves, creams, homemade baby & herbal powders, cosmetic recipes as well as the usual suspects- smoothies, batters and more.
I have ONE blender. It's a 8-year-old Oster that cost me $16 at Walmart. They're still less than $20 and you can get
An Ordinary Blender- here we're using an inexpensive 10-speed Oster Blender that runs about $20.
Regular Mouth Mason Jars
A Recipe of your choice
Optional Items- An Oster Replacement Kit- this gives you an Ice Crushing Blade, a couple more sealing rings, a bottom cap and a filler cap for about $10, it's worth it's weight in gold
Let's take a look at how a blender goes together. Take a look at the following Photograph:
Step #1 Here is the blender cup with the blade and bottom cap in place.
Step #2 Unscrew the black bottom cap from the base.
Step #3 Next gently lift out the blade and gasket.
Step #4 Now- set the blender Pitcher aside, it's no longer necessary. (Ok, this really isn't a step, but then again, this isn't brain surgery, it's just basic kitchen fun.
Step #5 Take a regular mouth mason jar, pint or quart
Notice how the gasket is perfectly lined up with the jar? Failure to line the gasket with the rim of the jar will result in a gasket that gets chewed to pieces by the blender blade. The gasket and the jar rim should both be clean and dry before seating.
Step #6 Now, Screw the black base on carefully.
You now have a Mason Jar Bullet-Style Blender. Simply invert the base onto the blender and pulse. Never fill the jar with anything that creates Gas as this such as Oxyclean or vinegar and baking soda, etc.
You wouldn't want your jar to explode!
Also, Never fill the jar past the "shoulders" of the jar, the contents need room to expand.
What do we use the Bullet-Style Mason Jar Blender for? Well, Everything!
- MYO Super Laundry Sauce
- Guilt Free Blueberry Muffins
- Guilt Free Strawberry Shortcake Muffins
- Guilt Free Cinnamon Mango Muffins
- Guilt Free Peanut Butter Fudge Swirl Brownies
- Homemade Powdered Soap
- Cosmetic Recipes- homemade powders, creams, lotions
I DO use the same blender for making soaps, super laundry sauce and everything else that I make. I am NOT concerned about the safety as the blender pieces are dishwasher safe and come out perfectly clean.
If it bothers you, an oster replacement kit can be purchased very inexpensively which will provide you with an extra blade, sealing rings and black bottom cap which essentially means NONE of your soap making supplies will ever touch food and vice versa. Again, I don't worry about it.