Below are resources from some of the classes/programs we have offered at the library.  The Custer County Library is not responsible for the accuracy of information in provided links to outside websites.

How to Make Beeswax Wraps

Beeswax wraps are a natural, sustainable alternative to plastic wrap.  If you missed our classes on making beeswax wraps, check out these instructions:

DIY Beeswax Wraps

How to Make a Beeswax Sandwich Pouch

Follow the directions in this tutorial to turn your large beeswax wrap into a sandwich pouch.  Similarly, you can turn a smaller wrap into a snack pouch.

Beeswax Sandwich Pouch Instructions

How to Make Natural Lotion Bars, Lip Balms, & Deodorants

For those who missed the classes offered by the library, you can use the following link to download the instructions for making natural lotion bars, lip balms, and deodorants.  Page two offers variations on the basic recipe.

Natural Lotion Bar, Lip Balm, and Deodorant Recipe

For more information on the types and benefits of carrier oils and/or butters, please check out the following links.

Complete List of Oils with Comedogenic Rating and Fatty Acid Content

Top 50 Carrier Oils Detailed Guide

 Carrier Oil Properties and Profiles

For more information on the types, benefits, and safe use of various essential oils, please check out the following links:

Tisserand’s Recommended Topical Dilutions 

Maximum Dilution for 400 Essential Oils

EO-dilution-chart by drops per ml

Properties, Uses, and Benefits of Essential Oils 

Soap Making Forums Essential Oil Chart


How to Make Bath Bombs

Pamper yourself by making your own luxurious bath bomb:  Bath Bomb Directions



How to Make Hot Chocolate Bombs

Make your own delicious hot chocolate bombs:  

Hot Chocolate Bomb Recipe



Ancestry Research Resources

Here are several great resources that we learned about in our Ancestry Research Class:

Ancestry Research Resources



Dutch Oven resources

Here is the link to the booklet for anyone that missed the Dutch Oven Class:

Introduction to Dutch Oven Cooking

Spice Club Recipes

In case you missed the classes or lost your recipes, here are the recipes Clancy demonstrated and shared during our Spice Club gatherings:

Clancy’s Curry

Clancy’s Gumbo

Clancy’s Szechuan Chicken

Clancy’s Corned Beef and Cabbage

Gardening Resources

In case you missed any gardening classes, here are some links to handouts from our programs.


Food Preservation Resources

In case you missed any food preservation classes, here are some links to shared by our presenters.

Clickable Links to Extension Offices and Other Websites

A Guide to Water Bath Canning- SDSU

A Guide to Pressure Canning- SDSU

A Guide to Drying Foods- SDSU