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Table of Contents
Balms ...................................................................................................................... 12
Basic Balm ................................................................................................................................. Belly Balm .................................................................................................................................. Body Butter ................................................................................................................................ Body Butter Bar .......................................................................................................................... Citrus Body Splash ..................................................................................................................... Emu Herbal Baby Balm .............................................................................................................. Herbal Hand Salve ...................................................................................................................... Herbal Healing Balm .................................................................................................................. Neem Balm ................................................................................................................................ Peach & Berry Gardener’s Hand Cream ...................................................................................... Strawberry Cream ....................................................................................................................... Tiger Balm .................................................................................................................................. Winter Balm ............................................................................................................................... 12 12 13 13 14 15 16 17 17 18 18 19 19

Candles.................................................................................................................... 21
Beer Mug Candles ...................................................................................................................... Floater Candles .......................................................................................................................... Honeycomb Sheet Candle .......................................................................................................... Ice Candles ................................................................................................................................. Millefiori Candles ......................................................................................................................... Water Candles ............................................................................................................................ Whipped Wax Candle .................................................................................................................. 21 21 21 22 22 23 23

Cold Process Soap .................................................................................................. 25
Basic Instructions for Cold Process Soap .................................................................................... 25 Create Your Own Bar or Liquid Soap Recipe - The Easy Way! ..................................................... 27 Azuki Bean Cucumber Kokum Soap ........................................................................................... 28 Bubble Gum Soap ...................................................................................................................... 29 Camper’s Delight with Neem Oil ................................................................................................. 29 Canola Soap ............................................................................................................................... 30 Carrot Veggie Bar ....................................................................................................................... 31 English Countryside Soap ........................................................................................................... 32 Flax Oil Soap .............................................................................................................................. 33 Gift Shop Three Oil Soap ............................................................................................................ 34 Goat’s Milk Soap ......................................................................................................................... 35 Good Bar .................................................................................................................................... 36 Hope’s Basic Soap...................................................................................................................... 37 Lemon Olive Complexion Bar ..................................................................................................... 38 Luxury Bar .................................................................................................................................. 39 Megan’s Sweet Honey Almond Soap ........................................................................................... 40 Milk Based Soap ......................................................................................................................... 40 Neem Oil Soap ........................................................................................................................... 41 Nutmeg Butter Soap................................................................................................................... 42

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Old Fashioned Goatsmilk Soap ................................................................................................... Pampering Body Bar ................................................................................................................... Peppermint Wake Up .................................................................................................................. Shampoo Bar II .......................................................................................................................... Shaving Soap ............................................................................................................................. Shea Butter Soap ....................................................................................................................... Simply Soap Bar ......................................................................................................................... Slice of Summer ......................................................................................................................... Tons of Bubbles .......................................................................................................................... Vinny’s Wild Oats Soap ............................................................................................................... Vitamin Soap .............................................................................................................................. Youthful Complexion ...................................................................................................................

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Creams .................................................................................................................... 52
Basic Hand & Body Cream ......................................................................................................... Cucumber Cream ....................................................................................................................... Gardener’s Hand Cream ............................................................................................................. Gentle Face Cream and Base...................................................................................................... Lavendar Cream ......................................................................................................................... Rose Aloe Face Cream ................................................................................................................ Skin Butter ................................................................................................................................. Ultra Hand & Body Cream .......................................................................................................... Whipped Creme.......................................................................................................................... 52 52 53 53 54 54 55 55 56

For Baby .................................................................................................................. 58
Anti-Septic Tincture .................................................................................................................... 58 Baby Body Balm ......................................................................................................................... 58 Baby Bottom Oil ......................................................................................................................... 59 Baby Soap .................................................................................................................................. 59 Baby Washbags .......................................................................................................................... 60 Bottoms Up! Baby Bottom Balm ................................................................................................ 60 Calendula Baby Oil ..................................................................................................................... 61 Diaper Ointment ......................................................................................................................... 61 Herbal Baby Balm ...................................................................................................................... 62 Herbal Baby Powder ................................................................................................................... 62 Herbal Milk Bath ......................................................................................................................... 63 Sweet Dreams Baby Lotion ......................................................................................................... 63

For The Bath ........................................................................................................... 65
Basic Bath Salts .......................................................................................................................... 65 Basic Salt Glow ........................................................................................................................... 65 Bath Cookies .............................................................................................................................. 65 Chocolate Ice Cream Bath Fizzies ............................................................................................... 66 Fizzing Bath Bombs .................................................................................................................... 66 Fizzy Bath Salts ........................................................................................................................... 66 Foaming Bath Rocks .................................................................................................................. 67 Foaming Bath Salts .................................................................................................................... 67

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........................................................................................................... 72 Thalasso Therapy ...................................................................................... Honey Mud Mask ............................................................................................................................................................................................... 71 Soothing Milk Bath .. Exfoliating Gentle Face Wash ................ 71 Shimmering Rose Dusting Powder ........................................................................................ Hair Rinse .Jasmine’s ........................................................................... Herbal Facial Scrub ............................................................................................................................................................................ 75 Acne Toner ............................................................................................................................ 68 Lavender-Citrus Bath Salts...................................................................................................................................................................................... 89 Flax Seed Hair Gel ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. Hair Oil ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. Ayurvedic Facial ....................... Moisturizing Cleanser ............................................ Facial Moisturizing Cream ..................................................................... 72 Soothing Milk Bath .......................................................................... 68 Moisturizing Bath Fizzy .................................................................................................................. Clay Facial .............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 73 Truly Distinctive Bath Oil ............................ Non-Clay Facial for Dry Skin ........ Almond & Honey Face Scrub........................................................................................................................................................................................................... Anti-Wrinkle Clay Mask ........FromNatureWithLove....................................... Hair Lotion .................. Rose Care Facial ........................................ Clay Mask for Sensitive Skin .......................................................................................................................................................................................... Milk & Oatmeal Tub Tea ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ Facial Toner ......................................................... 70 Relaxing Milk Bath ...... Facial Cleansing Bar ............................................................................. 71 Silk Soak ........................................................................................................................................................................................ Milk & Honey Bath Tea ............................................................................................................................................................ Healing Clay Facial .......................... 73 For The Face .............................................. 70 Oatmeal-Salt Bath ................................................ Yogurt & Banana Facial.................................................................................................. 69 Oatmeal.................................................. Marie Antoinette Masque ............................................................................ Skin Astingent ....................................................... Balancing Moisturizer ........................................................................ Exfoliating Facial Cleanser ...................................... Lecithin Moisturizer ..................................Lavender..................................................................................................................... 75 75 75 76 76 77 77 77 78 78 79 79 80 80 81 81 82 82 83 83 84 85 85 85 86 86 87 For The Hair ............ 69 Natural Cleansing Washbag ................................................. 89 89 90 90 From Nature With Love Page 5 http://www......... Gentle Milk & Oatmeal Facial .................................................................................... Strawberry Hydroxy Mask .............................................................................................................................................. Moisturizing Facial Scrub ........................................................................................................................................................................ Oily Skin Toner ...........................................................com ......................................................................... Rosewater Egg Facial .......................................................................................................................................

.............................................................................. Eczema Soother .................................... Mango Mint Shampoo Bar .............................................................. 98 Apple Spice Soap ............................................................................... Beeswax Handbutter ..................................... 98 Stefanie’s Favorite .... 106 Sherry’s Extra Moisture Lip Balm .......................................................................................................................................... Natural Hair Detangler ................................................................................. 91 91 92 92 Hand Milled Soap ................ Natural Herbal Shampoo .............................................. 106 Moisturizing Lip Balm ........................................................... 94 Basic Handmilling/Rebatching ...................................... Almond Oil Lotion .............................................................. Body & Feet Cream .............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 101 Basic Lip Balm .............................................................................................com Page 6 From Nature With Love ......................................................................... 101 Bubble Gum Lip Gloss ................... 104 Healing Lip Gloss ........................................................ Rich Creamy Butter Lotion ...........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................FromNatureWithLove........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 104 Hemp lip Balm ....................................................... 94 95 96 96 Hot Process Soap ................ 109 109 110 110 111 112 113 113 114 114 115 Masks .....................................................................................Emu Oil Soap ....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... Camelot’s Suntan Lotion ........................................ 99 Lip Balms .................................................................................................... Easy Body Lotion .............................................................................................................................................................................................................. Wake-me-up Soap ........................................... 105 Hemp Oil Lip Balm ......................................... 109 All-Over Lotion ..................................................................................................................................................................................................Lotion Bar ............................................... Loc Butter .................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 103 Flavored Lip Balm (moisterizer and gloss) ........................................................................................................................................................................................................... 101 Avocado Lip Balm ......................................................................................................................Herbal Shampoo ...................................................................................... 105 Honey Lip Balm ............................................................................................................. 102 Cocoa Vanilla Lip Gloss .................................... Creme de la Cream................................ Lavender/Chamomile Soap............................. Light Lotion Spray ........... 103 Emu Oil Lip Balm ................................................... 107 Lotions ........ 101 Apricot-Orange Lip Gloss ..................................................................................................................... 117 http://www.............................. 102 Darlene’s Healing Lip Balm ...... 105 Kissable Lip Balm ................................. Peppermint Neroli Lotion ...............................................................................................................................................................................................

................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 137 Mood Scents: Serenity ........................................................................................................................................................... 128 Oil Blend: Rich Butter .......................................................... 121 Earth Tones ..........................................................................................................................................Beauty’s Secret ............... irritated skin) ................... 131 PMS Oil Blend ............................................................... 118 Melt and Pour ............ 134 Aftershave .......................................................................................................................... 136 Mood Scents: Happiness ............................. 131 Calendula & Plantain Ointment .......................................................................................................... 136 Men’s After Shave Gel ....................................... 139 Basic Potpourri ...................... 135 Hydrating Perfumed Body Spray ........................................... 117 Herbal Clay and Oat Mask .........................FromNatureWithLove..................................................................................... 127 Oil Blend: Hair .................................................................................................... 122 Milk & Honey Butter Bars ...................................................................................................................................................... 127 Oil Blend: Light .................................................................................................................... 137 Potpourri ....................... 128 Oil Blend: Rich..............................................................................................................................................................................................................com ....................................................................................................................................................................................... 131 Darlene’s Ointment #1 ......................................................................................................................................... 123 MP Base Geode ............... 125 Oil Blends ..................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 139 Citrus Potpourri.................................................................................................................... 127 Oil Blend: Light Face ................................................................................. 120 Cucumber Ivy Swirl Mint Soap ............................................................................................................................................. 127 Oil Blend: Eczema ........................................... 128 Oil Blend: Rich But Penetrating ......................................................................................................... 120 Citrus Blast M&P Shampoo Bar ................ 140 From Nature With Love Page 7 http://www........... 122 Milk and Honey Melt & Pour Soap .............................................. 117 Body Clay ........................................................................................................................................................... 135 Denise’s Night Out ......................................... 132 Perfumes & Colognes ................. 121 French Citrus Bar ......................................... 125 Vanilla Honey Oatmeal ............................................................................................................................................................ 129 Oil Blend: Sun Care ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 129 Oil Blend: Soothing (for inflamed.................................................. 134 Alluring ............................................................................................ 129 Ointments............................................................................... 120 Coffee and Cream Soap............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 134 Citrus Zinger Cologne ............................................................................................................. 135 Lilac Solid Perfume ..................................................................................................................................................... 124 Peppermint Exfoliating Foot Soap ...............................................................................................................................................

............................................................................................................................................................ 159 Making a Tea ................. 155 5-Alive Air Freshner ............ 146 Almond-Oatmeal Body Scrub ............................ 159 Glitter Gel for the Body ............................................................................................................................................................... 158 Flea Powder ............................................................................................ 149 Diane’s Body Polish .........................................................................................................................................................FromNatureWithLove.......................................................................................................................................................... 156 Body Powder ................................. 149 Fruit n Honey Oatmeal Body Scrub .................................................................... Sunflower ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ Plumerian Delight Potpourri ................................................... Mardi Gras ............................... 147 Body/Facial Scrub ................ 152 Sugar & Spice Body Polish .................................................................................................................................................................. 155 Air Freshner Gel ................................................................................................................................................ 146 Apricot Kernel Face and Body Scrub .......................................................................................................... 148 Brown Sugar Scrub .............................................................................................. Heather Potpourri ................ 160 Minty Toes Foot Spray .......................................................................................................................................... 158 Fragrance Spray ......................... 148 Cleansing Aromatic Salt Glow ............................................................................................................................................................................... Vanilla Bay ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 162 Shoe Powder ................ 156 Botanical Oil Bottle .................................................. 156 Celestial Dreams Pillow ...................... 157 Crystal Gel Air Fresheners ............................................................ 161 Moisturizing Hand Treatment Oil ............................... 150 Lavender Rose Sugar Scrub .................................................................... 140 141 141 142 142 143 143 144 144 Scrubs ........................ 153 Miscellaneous .................................................................................... 157 Cool Foot Powder ...................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 151 Mint Salt Scrub .............................................................................. 160 Making an Infused Oil .............................................. 155 Anointing Oil ....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... Nostalgia Potpourri .................................................................................................................................................................................Fresh Pear........................................................ 146 Body Scrub ............................................................................... 162 http://www............... 161 Nail Oil ....... Romance ......... 158 Gel Air Fresheners ................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 147 Body Scrub Bliss ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... Patchouli Potpourri ..................... 150 Happy Skin Scrub ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 152 Summer Salt Scrub ......................................................... 159 Making a Tincture ............................................................................................................................................................................................. 151 Oatmeal Body Scrub .....................com Page 8 From Nature With Love ................................................................................................. 160 Melon Blossom Foot Soak ................................................................................................................................................................

................................................................................................................................. 180 Library Information ........................................................ 166 Aromatherapy Information.................. 165 Approximate Equivalents.................... 171 Introduction ............................... 167 Methods of Application ........................................................................................................................................................................................................ 176 Dipping Candles .................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. ..............................................................................................................................S...................................... 177 Painting with Wax ................................................................................................................FromNatureWithLove.. 178 Pouring a Container Candle ......................................................................... 167 Guidelines for the use of Essential Oils .................. 165 Cooking Measurment Equivalents ............................................................................................................. 179 Rolling Wax Sheets ............. 163 Useful Conversions ....................................... Wax Additives........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 179 Embedding Objects ................................................................................. Types of Wicks ............................. Scenting Your Candle ....................................................................... Types of Candles ................................................................................com .................... 168 Storage and Shelf Life................................................................................................................................................................................. To Prime a Wick .......... 178 Color Variation ........................................................ 169 Various Methods of Application ..... 177 Overpouring .................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 176 Decorating with Botanicals ........................................ 165 Weight .............................Dilutions ...................................................... to Metric ..................................... Commonly Used Waxes ............. 178 Making Candles Using Molds ........................................................................................... Wax Blends ............................................................................Stretch Mark Oil............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 176 Overdipping for Decorating ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................S.... 171 171 172 172 172 173 174 174 175 175 175 175 Techniques for Candlemaking ................................................................................................................................................................................................................ Candle Wicks .................................................................................... 179 A Layered Color Effect ... 178 Poured Candles ...................................................................................................................................................................... 165 U.................................................... 179 Chunk Candles ....................... 181 From Nature With Love Page 9 http://www........................................................................ Methods of Candlemaking .................................................. Coloring Your Candle .......... Tabbing Your Wicks ........... 165 Metric to U.......................................................................................................................................................................................................... 170 Candlemaking ........................................

....................... 185 Cleansing .......................................................... 189 Why consider adding potpourri and air fresheners to your line? .. 188 Oxides and Ultramarines ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ how much fragrance oil to add) ........................................ 181 About Dendritic Salts .......................................... 192 http://www..................... 186 Clays for Facial Masks..................................... 186 FD & C Dyes ................................................................................ 183 Essential.......................................................................................................................................................................... 186 Grapefruit Seed Extract .................................................................................................................................. 182 About Neem Oil ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 182 About Hemp ........................................................................... 184 Making ........................... 184 Figure a Percentage (i..................................... 184 Heat Shea Butter Properly ....................................................................................................................................................... 184 Linen Waters ........ 186 Emulsifying Wax ..........................................................................................................................................................................e.......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 185 Using .............. 185 An Anti-Oxidant to Preserve Your Products ........................... 186 Flavor Oils ...................................................................................................................................................FromNatureWithLove.................................... 183 What is the difference between Essential oils................................................................................................................................................ 184 Reshape Flattened Loofah .............. 188 Polysorbate 20 ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 184 Melt Solid Oils ...................... 185 Clay in Soap ............................................... Fragrance oils and Flavor oils? .................................................................................com Page 10 From Nature With Love .................................... 189 Making your Mold .............................................................. Fragrance & Flavor Oils ........................................................................... 184 An Infusion ....................................................................................................................................................................................................... 188 Milk Powders .......................................................................................... 184 How to ......................................................................... 187 Hydrolyzed Silk ................................................................About Dead Sea Ingredients ......... 182 About Emu Oil ......................................... 185 Oil Treatments ...................................................................................... 185 Natural Hair Care ........................................................ 190 Index ............................................................................................ 189 Choosing Objects to Make Your Mold ......................... 185 Conditioning .................... 188 Silicone Rubber Molds ................................................... 183 Can candle fragrance oils be used in toiletries and vise versa? ........................................

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Add mica if you are coloring the balm.FromNatureWithLove. http://www. This basic balm can be softened with more oil or hardened with more wax or butter.Balms Basic Balm Ingredients: 1 part beeswax 1 part butter 1 part oil or oil blend Instructions: Melt wax and butter in a double boiler and stir in oils.com Page 12 From Nature With Love . Belly Balm Great for dry skin Ingredients: 2 parts cocoa butter 1 part shea butter 1 part mango butter 2 parts virgin coconut oil rose geranium essential oil or fragrance oil Color with pearlescent micas if you wish Instructions: Melt butters and oil in a double boiler. Pour into deodorant containers. Remove from heat and add fragrance and colorant. This can be poured into lip balm containers or deodorant containers for use as lotion bars. Add essential oil or fragrance oil.

FromNatureWithLove. sweet almond oil 4 oz beeswax 4 oz.com . Spoon into containers and let solidify.soothing.Body Butter Submitted by Catina of Moreno Valley. Ingredients: 1/8 cup illipe butter 1 1/2 tsp virgin coconut oil 1 T almond oil. cocoa butter 1/2 tsp. From Nature With Love Page 13 http://www. Body Butter Bar Cocoa Butter Moisturizing Bar Ingredients: 4 oz. Mix mica into 1 tablespoon of oil and then add to the rest of the oils. so I use the least amount of fragrance oil. Add EO and whip until cool. apricot oil or peach kernel oil 1 1/2 tsp emu or avocado oil 1 1/2 tsp hydrogenated jojoba MP 56 5-10 drops essential oil mica can be used to color Instructions: Melt illipe butter & jojoba together in a double boiler. easy to make body butter. Cool slightly and add fragrance. to 3 tsp. Add the oils to the butter wax mixture. CA A soft. Pour into molds and let harden. vanilla fragrance oil Instructions: In a double boiler melt ingredients. I like the smell of cocoa butter.

3)pour the liquid back into the resterilized bottle. Add the essential oils. finely chopped lemon peel 1 tbs. dark place. Let stand for 2 weeks shaking often.com Page 14 From Nature With Love . 1)place the peels and vodka in the bottle. white wine vinegar 2 cups distilled water Instructions: You will need a fine sieve and a sterilized 20-ounce glass bottle with a tight-fitting stopper. CA Ingredients: 1 tbs.FromNatureWithLove. Store in a cool. vinegar. 2)press the mixture through the fine sieve to extract all the liquid. vodka 10 drops mandarin essential oil 10 drops orange essential oil 5 drops lemon essential oil 5 drops grapefuit essential oil 3 tbs.Citrus Body Splash Submitted by Elise of Lake Elsinore. finely chopped orange peel 3 tbs. http://www. cover tightly and let stand for 1 week. and the water.

Tip for faster infusion: In a clean coffe grinder blend herbs then add to oil. Olive Oil. Balms (also called salves) work best for healing burns. infuse for 1 hour over a double boiler to allow healing properties of herbs to be fully released to the oil. This recipe is good for babies bottoms. soothing. infuse at low heat for at least 4 hours in double boiler. Dried lavender flowers.Emu Herbal Baby Balm Submitted by Staci of Cocoa Beach. scrapes. Emollients(to soften and soothe): In a glass bowl blend: 1 tbsp. 1 tbsp. this was tested on my son who has extremely sensitive skin and used for over a year. Label.3 tbsp. From Nature With Love Page 15 http://www. be sure to apply gentle pressure to coffee filter to squeeze out most of oil. diaper rash & skin. or helps miitgate pain and stress for babies. recipe yields 16oz. If using whole herbs.FromNatureWithLove. strain herb & oil mixture into bowl of emollients. he has had no problems from this mixture and has never had diaper rash for over 2 days after using this recipe. safe for newborns to prevent and heal nappy bottoms. or Lavender Essential Oil. Quickly pour into 2oz and or 4 oz sterlized jars. dried chamomile flowers to 1 cup grapeseed oil. cuts. 1 tbsp. Simmer the herbs in the oil for at least 4 hours. Instructions: Recipe submitted by Staci McCormick of McCormick Soap Company. Ingredients: Make Ahead: Botanical Infusion . We lived in Florida when he was born and now live in the mountains of North Carolina. Roman Chamomile.com . 1 tbsp. dried rose petals. but do not break coffee filter or allow herbs to spill. EMU Oil 4 drops either Rose. or any burns. cuts or scrapes. refrigerate. if you plan to store balm for 3 months or more. Emulsifier: 5 tbsp. vitamin E T-50 1 1/2 tsp. mix w/ electric blender or hand whisker until mixture is thick and creamy. or Hemp Seed Oil (or a blend of oils). dried calendula petals. both of which have extremely hot humid summers which tend to intensify prickly heat and diaper rash. Beeswax melted in separate double boiler After beeswax is melted slowly pour into bowl of emollients and herb infused oil. FL This aromatic oil balm is healing. (I used 4 drops Lavender Essential Oil. Good Luck and God Bless you and your babies. **caution use only recommended amounts of essential oils especially if recipe is being used on a newborn or baby under 6 mos of age*** Next take a wire strainer and place a coffee filter inside of strainer.

Ingredients: 3 cups olive oil infused with 1 cup calendula petals & 1 cup lavender buds 1/2 oz tea tree oil 1/2 oz lavender eo 2 oz illipe butter 3 oz beeswax Instructions: Infuse oil with calendula & lavender. then add eo’s and pour. Makes 10-3 oz containers. elbows. UT Great for hands. http://www. Strain. Add butter & beeswax and heat to 150.com Page 16 From Nature With Love . heels.. Cool slightly..Herbal Hand Salve Submitted by Bonnie of Cedar City.FromNatureWithLove.

chamomile. Ingredients: 4 parts beeswax 4 parts olive oil infused w/ equal parts of calendula. AR This balm sinks in quickly. anti bacterial healing balm. It can be applied more heavily to heal and sooth dry skin.com . Lightly applied. and has a wonderful scent from the infused herbs. comfrey root. (Cosistency can be checked before pouring by dipping a spoon into the mix. Add remaining ingredents. and more wax or oils can be added to adjust firmness. it is a great all-over balm. From Nature With Love Page 17 http://www. Melt wax in double boiler. WA A good all around anti fungal. stiring to prevent wax from becoming solid. Pour into wide mouthed jar or tin.Herbal Healing Balm Submitted by Stephanie of Conway.) Neem Balm Submitted by Kathleen of Burlington.FromNatureWithLove. Allow to set until solid. but you can make a “part” whatever you desire. into the little 1/4 or 1/2 oz tins. Turn off heat. and nettle 1 part liquid jojoba 1 part avocado oil 6 parts sweet almond oil 1% vitamin E T50 (optional) Instructions: I usually measure by fractions of a cup. Ingredients: 2 oz Hemp Oil infused with Neem leaves 1/4 oz of each: shea butter neem oil mango butter kokum butter sal butter illipe butter 2 T beeswax Instructions: Melt together and pour into litle jars or as I do. about 5 minutes.

MD Ingredients: 1/2 ounce Cocoa Butter 1/2 ounce Lanolin 2 1/2 ounces Apricot Kernel Oil 3/4 ounce Strawberry juice 3 drops of Benzoin Instructions: Thoroughly wash and drain several large. Heat the cocoa butter. Strawberry Cream Submitted by Robert of Hyattsville. coconut oil. Mash and strain the juice through a colander or sieve(if you have a fruit/vegetable juicer. not to a boil). fresh strawberries. This was taken from Janet Reno. Put into sterilized jars. or when ever needed. melt the beeswax and add the almond oil.Peach & Berry Gardener’s Hand Cream Submitted by Christina of Grand Marais. MN Deep moisturizing lotion for dry skin Ingredients: 1/2 C distilled water or hydrosol 1/8 tsp borax powder 1/3 C almond oil or other vegetable oil 1 Tbsp beeswax. http://www. Remove from heat. stirring the mixture until all ingredients are well blended. Stirring constantly. Beat briskly until fluffy(an egg whisk or electric mixer will do). Remove from heat. this will be easier). and add strawberry juice very quickly. Slowly pour the heated water/borax mixture into the oil/beeswax misture. In a seperate saucepan. Apply each night. Continue stirring until the mix forms a thick.com Page 18 From Nature With Love . Pour into bottle or jar and seal. and liquid lanolin. Stir in fragrance oil.FromNatureWithLove. Keep refridgerated. lanolin. white cream and has cooled to room temperature. and almond oil in a double boiler(do this slowly. grated 1 tsp liquid lanolin 1 tsp coconut oil 10 drops fragrance oil (5 raspberry 5 peach) Instructions: Combine the water and borax in a heavy saucepan over low heat and stir until the borax has dissolved.

Blend with a stick blender while adding the remaining oils. From Nature With Love Page 19 http://www. Add butters.Tiger Balm Submitted by Raquel of Bristol. Blend for several minutes. Winter Balm Good for cracked heels and severe winter skin Ingredients: 2 oz beeswax 2 oz shea butter 2 oz cocoa butter 2 oz coconut oil 2 oz avocado oil 2 oz apricot kernel oil 2 oz aloe vera oil 2 oz jojoba 2 oz emu oil Germal Plus FO or EO of choice Instructions: Melt Beeswax in a double boiler or pyrex measuring cup. (use rubber gloves it’s really stinky) When it is liquid add essential oils and pour into a 4 oz container and let set. until cool and put into jars or containers of choice. Germal Plus and scent last. RI Linament for sore muscles Ingredients: 4 tsp shea butter 3 TBS of vegetable oil 2 tbs of jojoba oil 1 cake (1 tbs) camphor gum 15 ml peppermint oil 15 ml eucalyptus oil 10ml of lavender oil 1 tsp beeswax pellets Instructions: Melt shea butter. Add the Emu. disposable containers work well.com . The small. oil and jojoba and crumble camphor gum into the mix.FromNatureWithLove. then coconut oil. It will be a thin ointment that will relieve tired muscles. plastic.

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Candles Beer Mug Candles Submitted by Jessica of Ormond Beach. Tug your wick again. Honeycomb Sheet Candle Instructions: Rolling honeycomb sheets is the easiest & quickest way to make candles and these candles are a blessing when you are low on inventory for a show or fair. and while it is setting up to be sure it stays straight. Add your color and your scent to the gel wax (I use vanilla)and stir thoroughly. Seal the outer edge of the wax sheet with a hot knife pressing lightly but firmly so that the edge seals onto the candle. Pull up on your wick to straighten it. Different colored sheets can be combined and rolled to make multicolored candles. the more bubbles you will have. and your whipping will make it frothy. Do not over heat. Just pour the wax in and allow it to form a thin layer of hardened wax and then poke a hole through the top so you can push a primed wick into the tart. spoon it on top of the “beer” in the mug. Make sure you work in a relatively warm but not too hot environment so your sheets don’t break or dent. Once it has melted. The cooler the gel. When it is is thick enough to be spooned out. You can also roll 1 fat candle from the 2 halves by rolling the first and then lining up the edge of the second half with the end of the first and keep rolling. The sheets can be cut in half on the diagonal and then you can create a tapered look by starting your roll on the widest edge. This forms the beer’s head. it will turn white again. Pour into mug. stopping about an inch from the top. Use with square braid wicks. THE HEAD: Melt paraffin wax at med low heat. Floater Candles Instructions: You can easily make floater candles by pouring wax into tart tins that have been greased with mold release. From Nature With Love Page 21 http://www. You can take one sheet and simply roll the length of it or divide the sheet in half and roll 2 small candles. FL Gel candles that look just like beer Ingredients: Beer mug Gel Wax Small amount of paraffin wax 7" 51 series zinc wick Candle fragrance oil with flashpoint of 170 degrees or higher Gold candle safe coloring Instructions: THE BEER: Follow the instructions for preparing the gel wax.FromNatureWithLove.com . take off the burner and add fragrance. Start whipping it up with a fork. As the wax cools. The sheets can be rolled in a number of different ways. While this is heating. get your wick positioned in the mug using a little melted paraffin to hold the wick in place.

start with warm poured or store bought flat soft wax sheets. Take a 6 inch piece of a small wick and dip it into one of the colors a couple of times until you get a good wax buildup. the slices are applied to a candle base. Roll the sheet around the slice once. Take a thin slice of one color and position it on the edge of another colored sheet. Instructions: Clean out an empty milk carton and tape along the outside/bottom of it with masking tape to make the walls stronger so they don’t bow from the weight of the wax. If the level of the wax goes down. Keep pulling the wick out as you slice the log. Warm a knife in a pot of boiling water and take a thin slice off the log and immediately apply it to the candle base (start at the top and work down). Then dip it into another color a few time until you get a build up. http://www. Put the wick out of the candle halfway. just redip it in the last color you used for a bit and the hot wax should soften the log up again. give it a good roll on a hard surface to make it nice and round. When the candle is cool to the touch. just add more wax. Keep applying slices as close together as possible until the whole candle is covered or until you have finished your design. The taper inside the candle can be replaced when it burns down completely. Apply a little pressure to ‘glue’ it to the base. hold it over a basin or tub and peel/cut the milk carton off the candle. As you slice the log with a hot knife. Melt some paraffin wax to about 140F. The ice should hold the taper in place. Instructions: It is done by creating logs of wax that have a design that runs through the length of the log so that when it’s sliced.Ice Candles These are fun to make and relatively simple but they look beautiful when they’re finished. The wick will allow you to redip in hot wax if necessary. Place the carton in a basin of some sort to catch any spilling water as the ice melts (not in the sink though!). Slowly pour the wax into the carton until it fills to the top.com Page 22 From Nature With Love . The melted water will gush out so be prepared. place several tins of colored waxes in a double boiler and melt them. Place a taper candle the same height as the candle you want to make in the center of the milk carton and fill up the carton with crushed ice. the slices all look the same. To create the logs by dipping. Millefiori Candles Millefiori means thousands of flowers. Then place the roll on top of another colored sheet and roll it around the log once. The logs can be created by rolling different colored wax sheets around each other or by creating a multicolored taper. Keep dipping in various colors until your log is about the size of a regular tapered candle. To create the log using wax sheets. it should pull out easily. When the log is warm. When it reaches a thickness of a taper candle.FromNatureWithLove. Cut off the excess. If the log gets too hard to slice. Cut off the excess and continue building up layers by rolling the log in different colored sheets.

Whipped Wax Candle Instructions: Creating a whipped wax candle . Allow it to harden by holding the pie plate in the water.FromNatureWithLove. If you are not sure.com . clean trash can full of cold water. Melt about 12 oz of micro crystalline wax (to make the wax more pliable) in a double boiler or crock pot. Keep repeating this process as you go around the entire rim of the candle. heat up the blend to about 170F and maintain it at that temperature. Your pillar should now have a sturdy rim around it. start applying it to a candle base like you would frosting to a cake. only the pillar will burn so you can replace it when necessary.whipped wax can be created with either paraffin and cornstarch or beeswax and turpentine or just plain wax. just chuck them better to be safe than sorry. Once it’s firm. twisting it as you go. Crushing them with a rolling pin and then allowing them to dry should get rid of any water. If it sets up. pour some wax into the rim and slowly but firmly plunge the rim into the water.140F). To clean up. just melt it back down again and re whisk it. Melt down your wax and stir in the cornstarch or turpentine if you are using them.Water Candles These candles are very pretty and well worth the extra time and effort necessary to create them. Holding the pillar so that the rim is at a 45 degree angle to the water. Fill an empty pie plate with wax and place a 5 inch tall pillar candle base in the center. When it gets light and frothy. remove the pie plate from the candle.5 lbs of paraffin wax (medium melting point . Add about 6. scoop up the wax bits from the water and allow them to air dry. You can reuse these pieces if you are sure no water remains trapped inside. Start whisking your wax with a whisker or egg beater. When you burn the candle. From Nature With Love Page 23 http://www. The wax will form wispy wave-like shapes around the pillar. Instructions: Have ready a large.

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glass or heat resistant (212 degrees F) plastic. (Lye will feel slippery on skin. Although soap can be made anywhere. always add the lye to the water and not the other way around. This container must be made of stainless steel.the type used for candy making will work best (220 degrees F) Goggles and rubber gloves Safety First Lye is a caustic substance! If you will be keeping your lye in the house or in other accessible areas. Wear long sleeves and close fitting clothing. It must not be made of aluminum or tin. If you accidently get lye on your skin. flush the area with ordinary vinegar and wash well with soap and water.FromNatureWithLove. Do not place pots/bowls near the edge of the counter. Keep it away from areas where pets and young children have access.) Never reuse lye containers for other purposes. Children and pets should not be allowed in teh work area until all the equipment has been cleaned and put away. Two thermometers for checking the temperatures of the oils and the lye solution . enamel or plastic will work) for mixing the soap A large saucepan for heating up the oils Heavy duty rubber spatulas or wooden spoons for mixing A good quality scale for measuring ingredients (it’s nice to have one in ounces and anotehr in grams if possible) A soap mold . Use the exhaust hood when mixing lye or mix outside. Replace cardboard molds when warped to avoid unshapely bars. Use your imagination and be on the look out for containers that will make nice molds. Put on protective eyewear and gloves From Nature With Love Page 25 http://www. it is easiest if you have quick access to a stove and sink. When mixing lye with water.can be anything from a Rubbermaid(tm) type container to a wooden tray or even a heavy duty cardboard box. Be careful not to inhale the dust when pouring the lye and work in a well ventilated area.Cold Process Soap Basic Instructions for Cold Process Soap Equipment you will need A 4-6 cup lye resistant container for mixing lye and water. It is adviseable to use something flexible so that the soap will come out easily with a little twist. Wax paper or a plastic bag to line the molds with to prevent leaks and deterioration of the mold itself. Have adequate space to work on. making the kitchen the ideal work area. Do not leave the area unattended. Another large heat resistant container or pot (stainless steel. Wear protective goggles and rubber gloves when working.com . make sure to store it in a proper child proof container and educate all members of the family about the nature of lye.

Carefully pour the lye into the water and stir until dissolved. color pigments and essential or fragrance oils but work quickly.FromNatureWithLove. pour the lye carefully into the oils. When the correct temperatures have been reached. If it leaves a slimy feeling. line your mold with wax paper if necessary and measure out ingredients. wait another day or so and check again. See the Saponification Value Chart. Some fragrance oils will cause the soap to suddenly solidify. If it’s not firm. Remove the soap from the mold and slice into bars. You can check to see if it’s cured by washing your hands with it.Lay out all the equipment you need. If you are using grapefruit seed extract. Stir continuously until the soap traces. You must weight the lye accurately because an extra ounce is too much. The oils will heat quickly so remove the saucepan frmo the heat source when the temperature is within 5-10 degrees of the required temperature. The soap should be firm with no pools of oil on top. Do not breathe in the fumes. Pour soap into mold and cover with a piece of wood or wrap with an old blanket or towel. You can measure out the lye on a piece of wax paper square using a plastic spoon or scoop. place the container in another container filled with hot water. If you have trouble getting the soap out of the mold. Lye amounts are calculated according to the saponification values of the oils in a recipe. stir in any nutrient oils. leave it to cure for another week. you can use the Saponification Chart (comma delimited) that I provided for calculating how much lye and liquid would be needed for the quantities of oils you wish to use. http://www. At this point. Leave the soap undisturbed for at least 24 hours until it cools.com Page 26 From Nature With Love . When you are ready to experiment with your own recipes. Pour the water into the appropriate container (remember. no aluminum!). add it to the warm oils. Leave the solution to cool to within 5 degrees of the required temperature of the recipe at which point you can start heating up the oils in a saucepan. The soap needs to cure for the given amount of time in the recipe. just make sure to tare the scale with the paper first. When the oils have reached the required temperature. Do not attempt to heat the lye in a microwave or on the stove. Grapefruit seed extract will cause a quicker trace than usual. try placing the mold in the freezer overnight and it should then pop out easily. While stirring. Tracing is described as the point at which the soap will eave a mark when soap from the spatula is drizzled over the surface of the soap in the container. check the lye temperature. If it becomes too cool. pour the oils into the container that you will use to make the soap.

so if you have any suggestions for making the “Soap-U-Lator” better.com . you can even save your recipes in your very own online recipe book. It’s like having your very own experienced soaper right there at your fingertips! We’ve tried to include everything a soapmaker would want to be able to do including superfatting. To find the “Soap-U-Lator”.Create Your Own Bar or Liquid Soap Recipe .fromnaturewithlove.FromNatureWithLove.asp We’re constantly looking for ways to improve. choose your additives and what size of batch you want. liquid soap and more! If you’re signed up as a Preferred Customer.com/soap/creator. even for the novice soap maker. Press the button and viola . Simply choose your “oils” from the list by percentage until you have 100% picked. or the direct URL is: http://www.you’ve got to check it out! It’s very easy to use.The Easy Way! If you haven’t seen our custom written “Soap-U-Lator” yet . please don’t hesitate to let us know! From Nature With Love Page 27 http://www. simply click on the “Soapulator” button on the left hand side of our website.your very own custom recipe.

of Cucumber Floral Water 4 oz.FromNatureWithLove. Sunflower oil 2. palm oil 1 oz. When it saponifies [looks like thick pea soup] you are ready to pour the soap into your mold. stir.lye [NaOH] Mandarin Orange essential oil Basil Fragrance oil sprinkle of chamomile leaves Vitamin E T50 for preservative Green mica for coloring Instructions: Melt the kokum butter and coconut oil and add to all the oils. add half of the azuki beans.83 oz. of Neroli Hydrosol 3 oz. Add lye to the floral waters THE TEMPERATURE OF LYE WITH FLORAL WATER MUST MATCH THE TEMPERATURE OF THE OILS. Slice soaps. Make sure your mold is lined with parchment paper.use your nose to see if you need more. mix water and oil. http://www. I’ve used this and it is great! Lathers beautifully. Wait 2-3 months. When both reach 105-106 degrees. Mix mix mix.] When it starts to thicken. and 1 tablespoon of the orange essential oils . olive oil 4 oz.com Page 28 From Nature With Love . air dry and put in cupboard.Azuki Bean Cucumber Kokum Soap Soap exfoliant with Azuki Beans Ingredients: 1/2 cup Azuki Bean Powder 4 oz. Wait a day or two before slicing. coconut oil 2 oz. Add chamomile leaves. Wrap the soap in mold with a towel. stir [use handblender. Kokum butter 4 oz. castor oil 6 oz. Stir. Add Vitamin E. You’ll have a beautiful soap that will gently exfoliate and moisturize your skin.

palm oil or tallow 7 oz coconut oil 6 oz olive oil 1 oz jojoba oil 1 oz Bubble gum fragrance oil Imperial Red Mica to color Instructions: Mix water and lye together. Remove from heat to cool. Instructions: Dissolve lye in water.Bubble Gum Soap Smells so good you’ll want to eat it!!! Ingredients: 8 oz soft water 3 oz lye 7 oz crisco. When both mixtures reach 95’F it’s time to make soap. Add the essential oils and stir well. Let cool to 100 degrees. Eucalyptus Citriodora. unmold and cut as desired.4 ounces Shea Butter 6. cut and let rest for 2 weeks to cure. Combine oils and Shea butter in large soap pot and warm over low until various components have melted.com . Combine in large pot and stir briskly until soap traces. When it gets to 80 degrees it’s ready to unmold. put it someplace quiet and wrap to insulate.0 ounces water 9.2 ounces coconut oil 22. Ingredients: 19. Geranium and Rosemary essential oils.6 ounces Sodium Hydroxide 14 teaspoons essential oil. Blend oils together over a double boiler all except the essential/fragrance oil. Camper’s Delight with Neem Oil Submitted by Susan of N Syracuse. After 24 hours.equal parts Citronella Java.4 ounces Neem Oil 23. NY A soap that soothes skin problems and keeps the bugs at bay. Melt and cool to 100 degrees. allow to cool.FromNatureWithLove. Pour into mold.4 ounces olive Oil 16.0 ounces palm Oil 6. Blend the lye mixture and oils together slowly and stir till it traces. From Nature With Love Page 29 http://www. Add the mica mixed with the fragrance oil so there are no clumps of mica. Pour in mold and wrap in blanket to keep temp at an even 100 degrees then insert thermometer to keep track. Allow soap to cure for at least three weeks before using.

of any of them 28 oz cold water 12 oz.com Page 30 From Nature With Love . olive oil 52 oz. FL No coconut or palm added Ingredients: 4 oz. lard or tallow or crisco or a combo. Have all your additives ready to put in (do this while the lye solution is cooling). add your scents and pour into pregreased molds (I use mineral oil).FromNatureWithLove. Slowly add lye to the water and let it sit until temp is about 95 degrees. Meanwhile. This makes a pretty white bar that takes scents well and has a fairly good lather. lye Additives (optional) Instructions: Use rubber gloves and safty goggles to prevent injury from lye. Weigh all ingredients. http://www. canola oil 9 oz castor oil 30 oz. At light trace. Remove and cut into desired sizes and lay in the open to cure for at least two weeks.Canola Soap Submitted by Laura of Defuniak Springs. Wrap in a blanket and let it set for 12-24 hours. plastic or enamel coated pan to mix lye water. Use glass. warm the oils to about 110 degrees. Add the lye solution to the oils slowly to prevent splashing and stir until the mixture is like thin pudding.

NJ Vegetable based soap Ingredients: 2 oz sweet almond oil 4 oz canola oil 8 oz coconut oil 2 oz palm kernel oil 8 oz. It has good lather though. Hydrogenated Soybean oil (or crisco) 24 oz total oils 1 Tbsp. Maybe my stick blender finished the job. Follow basic safety instructions. beautiful color which has held up (3 weeks so far) and produces a very nice hard bar like the tallow soaps are. and I was limited to what I had on hand. liquid.com . I cut mine in 18 hours. Do not let sit longer than 24 hours. From Nature With Love Page 31 http://www.5 oz lye Instructions: Since I was just looking around in the fridge one day when this idea came to me.Carrot Veggie Bar Submitted by Antoniette of Bloomingdale. GSE). it is only a small batch. Add lye/carrot mixture to oils. Although my carrots were not pureed totally. At heavy trace pour in mold and let sit 18-24 hours. Mix oils and let cool to 100 degrees (I added 2 Tbsp.5 oz lye. Apricot FO. Let cool to 100 degrees. since this does make a very hard bar and may be difficult to cut later. Add 3.FromNatureWithLove. then mix with water to total 9oz. Chop and boil 1 cup of fresh carrots. At light trace I added 2 Tbsp. Olive oil at trace for superfatting 1 Cup fresh Carrots 3. there was no trace of chunks or pieces after curing.

stirring constantly. Pour into mold. Drizzle lye solution into the oils. Spearmint EO 1-1/2 tsp.5oz Palm Oil 4. Neroli FO 1/2 C. Clovebud EO 1-1/2 tsp.110* Melt solid oils.1oz Aloe Oil 5. Add lye to water and let cool to 90* . http://www. Stir a couple minutes(or until trace if stirring completely by hand).English Countryside Soap Submitted by Michele of Jenison. stir in liquid oils and bring to 90* .8oz Shea Butter . Stick blend to trace. MI A heady yet invigorating scent Ingredients: 24oz Water 9oz Lye 20oz Coconut Oil 17.4oz Canola Oil 4.1oz Sweet Almond Oil .FromNatureWithLove.3oz Castor Oil 11.8oz Cocoa Butter 1-1/2 tsp.com Page 32 From Nature With Love .110*. Calendula Petals @ Trace Instructions: Blend EO’s and FO (preferably 24 hours in advance) and cover. Add EO’s and Calendula Petals.

until solids are melted.FromNatureWithLove. dry area for at least 3 weeks.6 ounces Flax Seed oil 22. This recipe makes 4lbs of soap. When both mixtures have cooled to 95’carefully combine in large pot.8 ounces Palm Oil 9.2 ounces Coconut oil 9. Stir in essential oil.6 ounces Sodium Hydroxide 23 ounces water 10 tsp essential oil Instructions: Dissolve Sodium Hydroxide in water and allow to cool in safe place. Pour in large mold. I cut it into 24 bars. Allow to sit undisturbed in warm area for 24 hours. I use a 13" square wooden wine box with a lid.Flax Oil Soap Submitted by Susan of N Syracuse. Cut into bars place in cool.4 ounces Olive Oil 12. NY An ultra creamy bath bar with skin pampering Flax oil Ingredients: 19. From Nature With Love Page 33 http://www. Stir to trace.com . Warm oils in large non-reactive pot. turn bars over every few days for even drying.

Coconut and Palm Oil Soap . of course!) and let soap continue to cure for two more weeks. not volume.FromNatureWithLove. Add fragrance oils and herbs just before pouring into mold. I like ground chamomile! Instructions: After measuring all ingredients by WEIGHT.Gift Shop Three Oil Soap Submitted by Deidre F. melt. Cool lye mixture in cold water in sink until its temperature falls to 110-130 degrees. Wrap mold in blankets so temperature will fall slowly as soap cures. When both mixtures are the SAME temperature (between 110-130 degrees). After about two weeks. release soap from mold and cut into bars. (I like wood loaf-shaped molds!) Pour soap into container lined with freezer paper (for easy release). Batch Ingredients: 32 oz Olive Oil 8 oz Palm Oil 8 oz Coconut Oil 6. Cover top with Saran wrap (to prevent powdery buildup). Turn the bars 1/4 turn every couple of days so they will cure evenly. pour lye mixture into fat mixture. wrap each bar in shrink wrap (with your label. IN Olive. of Westfield. (You don’t want soap to catch cold!!) In a couple of days. Tell your friends and customers to enjoy their new soap that lathers and pampers their skin like no other!! Enjoy!! http://www.4 Lb. Measure out fats by WEIGHT. Place bars separately on wax paper.com Page 34 From Nature With Love . and cover loosely with another sheet of wax paper so air can circulate. let temperature fall to about 110-130 degrees. set aside. Stir continually for 45 to 55 minutes until you are sure mixture is at trace (you can see lines and swirls in the soap as you stir).5 oz Lye 18 oz Water 4 or 5 teaspoons fragrance oil 1 heaping teaspoon herbal additives for interest. pour powered lye (with gloves and goggles on for safety!!) into water (NEVER the reverse!!) Stir.

please do your reading before making this recipe.Goat’s Milk Soap Submitted by Michelle of Long Beach. Stir well. From Nature With Love Page 35 http://www. Pour into molds. Allow to cure for four weeks. NY Wonderfully creamy and moisturizing Ingredients: 40z Vegetable shortening 5oz olive oil 6oz sunflower seed oil 1oz beeswax 5oz goat’s milk 2oz lye 2tbsp dry goat’s milk Instructions: If you are not familiar with making CP soap.com . When the lye mixture and the fats meet at the same temperature between 130 and 140. combine the two. At trace add the dry goat’s milk powder.FromNatureWithLove. Combine fats in a pan and melt over low heat. Combine the lye and goat’s milk in a separate container. Allow to harden for 24 to 48 hours and once dry turn out and cut into bars.

http://www. Allow to cure. Once the fats and oils are melted and the temperature is 100-125 degrees.4 oz NaOH/Lye 5. Combine the melted oils and lye solution together.Good Bar Submitted by Brian of Fairfield. Add the lye slowly and stir constantly.4 oz Olive Oil 2.com Page 36 From Nature With Love . When the bars are cured. Pour into prepared molds. the pH reading should be between 7.5 and 9.4 oz Palm Oil 2. Temporarily set oils aside.FromNatureWithLove.0. the oils are ready.4 oz Grapeseed Oil 2. Add fragrance. Combine the lye and the water. CA Inexpensive oils can make a luxurious bar of soap Ingredients: Oils: 2. Allow 1 to 2 days to set-up. heat gently.4 oz Sweet Almond Oil 4. Remove from mold and cut into bars.7 oz Water Instructions: Combine oils.0 oz Coconut Oil 3. the lye solution is ready.4 oz Sunflower Oil Lye/Water: 2. Stir until tracing occurs. never let a bunch of granules become caked on the bottom of the container. Once the temperature has cooled to 100-125 degrees.

From Nature With Love Page 37 http://www. Blend until trace is reached. I find it a bit drying. I used 2" PVC and unmold in 48 hours. Warm oils to 125 degrees and combine with lye solution. but my husband loves it. Dissolve 5 1/2 tsp each of salt and sugar into the remaining 4oz of water and add back to your lye solution.com . Pour into molds.FromNatureWithLove. Let the lye reach 125 degrees.Hope’s Basic Soap Submitted by Hope of Ventura. This makes a nice hard bar with lots of medium bubbles. CA A good hard bar of soap using basic ingredients Ingredients: 5 1/2 oz castor 30 oz wt hydrogenated soy 40 oz wt olive oil 16 oz wt coconut oil 5 1/2 tsp each salt and sugar 12 1/2 oz lye 34 fl oz distilled water Instructions: Mix lye in 30 oz of the water.

Container should hold most or all of the 2lbs of soap.4 fl oz Water SCENT: 1.Lemon Olive Complexion Bar Submitted by Stephanie of Princeton.4 oz Olive oil LYE/LIQUID: 4. Stir to trace. reinforce sides and bottom of box with packing tape.FromNatureWithLove. palm-sized rectagular shapes once cut.6 oz Grapeseed oil 21. great for difficult skin conditions. cool (c. Set aside to cool (c. Tea Tree Oil for treating acne) Instructions: Pour lye into water.5 oz.6 oz Sweet almond oil 2. A good mold for this batch is an empty “Parmalat” milk container. allowing for possibly one more use of the mold (otherwise just peel it off). Add scent just before pouring into mold.3 oz NaOH/Lye 11. but have an extra individual mold or two around to catch any extra soap. Don’t cut off the top.6 oz Castor oil 2. Use stick blender intermittently with spoon (no more than 1 minute at a time for blender). Soap should slip out easily.6 oz Coconut oil 2. just slice it open so that you can refold it closed to help keep batch warm for first 48 hours. Ingredients: OILS: 2. 100-F) Heat/melt all oils. NJ Nourishing & moisturizing. Pour lye/water mixture in slow steady stream into the oils. http://www.com Page 38 From Nature With Love . To help container keep its firm shape. stir until clear.4 oz Lemongrass EO (can add another 0. Will yield nice. 100-F).

FromNatureWithLove.0 oz coconut oil 1.0 oz sal butter recipe was superfatted with: 3 ounces of mango butter.2 oz palm oil 1.9 oz sweet almond oil 19.9 oz jojoba oil 1.9 oz mango Butter 1. 2 ounces of jojoba oil.com .0 oz castor oil 24. 1.0 oz emu oil 1.2 oz tallow (beef) 1.3 ounces lye 34.0 oz neem oil 24. Instructions: Follow basic instructions for cold processed soaps. RI A luxury body bar Ingredients: 14.0 oz olive oil 19.Luxury Bar Submitted by Kia of Provodence. From Nature With Love Page 39 http://www.and 2 ounces of emu oil.5 ounces water 2 tsp hydrolized silk amino acids added to water & lye mixture.

IN Family favorite! Sweet smelling soap with great lather (does not use Palm oil) Ingredients: 1oz Cocoa Butter 8. NY A great 1lb batch to experiment with Ingredients: 1 cup vegetable shortening 1/2 cup melted coconut oil 1/2 cup palm oil 1 cup milk. This recipe usually traces within 20 min. add coloring (I like the beeswax color naturally produced.6oz Coconut Oil 3. Stir and stir and stir! Add almond and honey fragrance oils.FromNatureWithLove. http://www. place mixture in microwave for one minute and 15 seconds. Stir! (If unable to reach trace. Let soap cure for at least 4-6 weeks. and beeswax.cream.2oz Olive Oil 19. (I use a plastic rubbermail drawer organizer. Let cool. The longer cure time. and lye. the harder (longer lasting) your bar of soap will be! Milk Based Soap Submitted by Donna of Greenwich. Remove from mold and allow to age for 3 weeks).anything you’d like 1/4 cup Red Devil lye granules 1/4 cup water 1 1/2 teaspoons essential oil Instructions: Follow basic cold process soapmaking procedures and combine lye solution & oils at 110 to 120 degrees. Cover mold.com Page 40 From Nature With Love .powdered milk. Mix soybean oil. Slowly stir together oils and lye mixture.8oz Lye 9.Megan’s Sweet Honey Almond Soap Submitted by Megan of Indianapolis. Stir and pour into mold.) Once you reach light trace. release from mold and cut soap into slices (if applicapable).5oz Honey fragrance oil Instructions: Mix water. Leave in mold for two days.2oz Soybean Oil 4. In two days. so I don’t color this particular batch).6oz Water 1 tsp Salt 0. Pour in mold. Stir in the milk. coconut oil. Wait until lye mixture cools to 90-95degrees F. oilive oil.5oz Almond fragrance oil 0. Heat oils until they reach 100-110 degrees F. salt. Add essential oil.

clays and herbs used) I can’t seem to keep enough of this on hand! From Nature With Love Page 41 http://www.Neem Oil Soap Submitted by Kathleen of Burlington. then stir in essential oils. Add herbs and clay mixed with the two oz of sesame oil and blend well. This has a powerful odor while making. This recipe will make one dozen 5 oz (plus) bars. (see info on the benefits of Neem. WA A Very Healing Treatment Soap Ingredients: 18 oz canola oil 18 oz olive oil 5 oz virgin coconut oil 4 oz palm 4 oz neem oil 2 oz sesame (to be reserved to mix with herbs & clay) 12 oz of liquid (I use distilled water made into an herb tea infused with: marshmellow root.FromNatureWithLove. (about 110 degrees) stir to a light trace. comfrey root & calendula petals) 61/2 oz of lye (sodium hydroxide) Herbs: 1 T Tulsi 1 t Tumeric 1 t basil 1 t comfrey root 1 T neem powder 1 T Bentonite Clay 1 T Fullers Earth 1 T each of essential oil of Sandalwood & Myrrh Instructions: Follow basic soap making instructions: Make sure the herb tea is cold before adding lye. cool to 100 degrees.com . add to warmed oils. but cures out to be a very pleasant. fresh smelling bar.

Set aside and to cool (100° F to 125° F). butter sampler sets to use. Use a decorative but sturdy set of molds to ladel in the raw soap. but for no more than one minute at a time — then go back to spoon. the soap can be turned out of the mold. Can use stick blender intermittently.7 oz Buttermilk (goat’s or whole milk) powder in water SUPERFAT 0.FromNatureWithLove. Great way to put the FNWL 4 oz. http://www. Allow to cure for 3 weeks.2 oz Sal Butter 3. stir well. NJ Exceptionally elegant gift soap. ~ Pour lye/liquid solution into melted oils in thin steady stream. Place the bars on something that will allow air to circulate all around (or flip bars every few days). ~ Combine oils and melt. medium sized elegant gift bars.2 oz Shea Butter LYE/LIQUID 2.2 oz Nutmeg Butter (1%) SCENT: Nutmeg EO Vanilla EO Instructions: This makes a few. ~ Combine lye and liquid.com Page 42 From Nature With Love .Nutmeg Butter Soap Submitted by Stephanie of Princeton.0 oz Cocoa Butter 1. Stir until trace. Allow to cool (100° F to 125° F). ~ Pour raw soap into your prepared molds. Don’t over-stir beyond trace. Ingredients: BUTTERS/OIL: 4. Should trace quite quickly. depending on the molds used.4 oz Lye (NaOH) 5. ~ After 48 hours.0 oz Mango Butter 3.6 oz Coconut Oil 4.

lye 10 oz. add milk/lye mixture to oils. Warm the goats milk to 95 degrees.5 lbs. Cool both the lye and the oils to 95 degrees.o. Melt lard and coconut oil. lard 1. This recipe makes almost 6 pounds. essential ois and grapefruit seed extract. 1 1/2 teaspoons grapefruit seed extract Instructions: Measure all ingredients.5 lbs. OH Old Fashioned Goatsmilk. Add lye to water. coconut oil 1. *This soap is naturally antibacterial because of the anise and fennel essential oils. Mix slighly with stick blender. From Nature With Love Page 43 http://www. Set aside.FromNatureWithLove. 3 tablespoons fennel e.Old Fashioned Goatsmilk Soap Submitted by Terrie of Sidney. water 10 oz. Pour into prepared molds.com . goats milk 1 tablespoon dill weed-finely chopped 1 tablespoon anise e. Quickly add dill weed. Add avocado oil to melted lard/coconut oil.o. stir with a stick blender until trace. When all temperatures match add the goats milk to the lye water and stir slightly. Avocado and Dill soap Ingredients: 12 oz. avocado oil 11 oz.

This recipe as listed is at about a 5% superfatting ratio. and finely ground peppermint leaves. 3 oz Castor Oil. 6 oz Palm Kernel Oil. 2 oz Jojoba Oil. Gently warm the oils and beeswax.FromNatureWithLove. 5 oz Wheat Germ Oil. 10 oz Instructions: Carefully make your lye and water mixture. FL Pampers Skins of All Types! Ingredients: Avocado Oil. just enough to melt the beeswax and cool to about 100-110 degrees. finely ground Instructions: To a 5 lb. using standard safety procedures and let cool to about 100-110 degrees F. 12 oz Palm Oil.25 grams T50 or ROE 1/3 cup peppermint leaves. it’s a great recipe if you want to use fancy molds) and cover lightly for about 24 hours. 1 oz Beeswax. Use a whisk to blend well. batch of cold-process soap at trace (recipe of choice) add T50 (or ROE). 3 oz Olive Oil.com Page 44 From Nature With Love . so add any fragrance oils and/or essential oils at light trace. essential oils.1 oz Cold Water. Pour into molds. 4. DE Minty soap that holds fragrance well Ingredients: 1 TBSP Peppermint EO 1 tsp Rosemary EO 1 tsp Tea Tree EO . 1 oz Lye. http://www. Slowly and carefully. Peppermint Wake Up Submitted by Holly of Wilmington. add the lye/water mixture to the oils and stir well. Pour into molds (and by the way.Pampering Body Bar Submitted by Gail of Loxahatchee. This recipe traces quickly.

Shampoo Bar II
Submitted by Mary Ellen of Tustin, MI A wonderful shampoo bar with lots of lather. Ingredients: Sweet Almond Oil 8 oz. Canola Oil 8 oz. Castor Oil 24 oz. Coconut Oil 32 oz. Olive Oil 32 oz. Palm Oil 24 oz. Lye 17.95 oz. (5% excess fat) Liquid 46 oz. (I used water) EOs to scent Instructions: Combine lye into liquid, stir well. Wear your eye goggles and gloves. Cool to 110 degrees. Combine oils and heat to 110 degrees. Add lye solution to oils. Stir until trace. Add desired scent. Pour in mold.

Shaving Soap
Submitted by Bonnie of Cedar City, UT Ingredients: 20 oz palm kernal oil 20 oz coconut oil 40 oz olive oil 30 oz buttermilk 11 oz lye 3 heaping Tbls bentonite clay Instructions: Heat oils to 100. Partially freeze buttermilk. Slowly add lye to milk, don’t let it go over 100. Combine. At trace: add 3.5 oz lavender eo, 3 Tbsp castor oil & 2 Tbsp sweet almond oil.

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Shea Butter Soap
Submitted by Cheryl of Tucson, AZ Wonderful and moisturizing soap bar Ingredients: 4.8 oz olive oil 4.8 oz coconut oil 3.2 oz shea butter 3.2 oz palm oil 6oz distilled water 2.2oz of lye .8oz essential oil Instructions: Follow your basic soap recipe. I melt the Shea Butter in the microwave for about 20 seconds or so it doesn’t take long. and I add it along with the other oils. This recipe will produce 4-6 bars depending on the size of your molds. I think these bars are simliar to the lquid soap they sell at bath and body works that has the shea butter in it.

Simply Soap Bar
Submitted by Theda of Millport, AL Gentle soap, great lather Ingredients: 42 oz Olive Oil 30 oz Vegetable Shortening 6 oz Cocoa Butter 3 oz Castor 14 oz Lye 41 oz Distilled Water Instructions: Follow basic cold process soap procedures and combine oils & lye solution at 95-98º. Slow to trace, mechanical stir 30-35 minutes. Trace hard to recognize, but small amount of mixture dropped on cool surface should hold shape and not run. Insulate 24 hrs, unmold, cut & cure 3-4 weeks.

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Slice of Summer
Submitted by Camille Pratt of Wild Iris Botanicals Cucumber soap Ingredients: 15 oz. canola oil 30 oz. Coconut oil 27 oz. Olive oil 21 oz. Palm oil 5 oz. Shea butter 13.75 oz. Lye 20 oz. Rain or distilled water 16 oz. pureed cucumber, (peels and all!) Instructions: Mix lye and water and cool to 90 degrees. Puree the cucumbers, will be about 2 or 3 large cukes. Heat the oils to 90 degrees. Mix lye solution and the oils, blend well, add the cucumber puree. Bring to light trace, add fragrance of your choice. Bring to heavy trace. Pour in molds. LEAVE IT ALONE. :-) Notes: Even in very hard water it has lots of lather, very creamy, and is very soothing to the skin. Uncolored, it is very lovely pale ivory, slightly translucent. No GSE (Grapefruit Seed Extract) needed. If you choose to modify this recipe by subbing other oils or butters, it will not be remotely the same unbelievably wonderful soap.

Tons of Bubbles
Submitted by Dawn of Gladstone, MI This recipe gives tons of big bubbles! 3 lb. batch Ingredients: 8 oz. sweet almond oil 2 oz. castor oil 10 oz. coconut oil 10 oz. olive oil 8 oz. safflower oil 10 oz. vegetable shortening 7 oz. lye (5% superfat) 17 oz. water Instructions: Follow basic cold process soapmaking procedures.

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Vinny’s Wild Oats Soap
Oatmeal Soap, 2 pound batch Ingredients: 1 oz. cocoa butter 11 oz. coconut oil 16 oz. olive oil 4 oz. beeswax 4.32 oz. lye 12 oz. water 4 oz. course colloidal oatmeal Instructions: [Please use gloves, goggles, apron, long sleeves shirt during ENTIRE cold processing cycle, ESPECIALLY when mixing water/lye solution, to insure personal safey] Measure 12 oz. water into glass/plastic pitcher. Measure 4.32 oz of lye. Slowly mix lye INTO water a little at a time until complete incorporated. Set safely aside to cool to 115 degrees. Meanwhile heat all solid oils (cocoa, coconut, beeswax) until fully melted. Remove from heat and mix in olive oil. Transfer to glass/plastic bowl. Oil mixture should be cooled to 100 degrees. (Lye/water solution at 115 degrees, oils at 100 degrees) Once oils have reached desire degree slowly pour in lye/water solution a little at a time until fully incorporated. Trace time will be reached within 15-20 minutes. At trace quickly mix in ground (course) oat meal. Sprinkly a litte whole oats at the bottom of individual greased molds. Pour in soap mixture. Seal with saran wrap. Set in warm place for 24-72 hours. Remove from molds. Cure 4 to 6 weeks. Note: Do not use fast cooking oats. Soap will have a strong unpleaseant smell, but it will become pleasant during the curing process. At the end it will have a light honey/cocoa scent. Enjoy.

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Vitamin Soap Submitted by Kathryn of Verona. Borage Oil or Rosa Mosqueta Rosehip seed Oil Scent: 45-50g (about 3 oz) essential oils Instructions: Add lye to water and let cool to 80 degrees. Add nutrients and essential oils. From Nature With Love Page 49 http://www. Grade B or pomace (2 lbs less 1/2 cup) 1 oz (2 tbsp) Wheat Germ Oil 1 oz (2 tbsp) Carrot Seed Essential Oil 1 oz (2 tbsp) Carrot Root Oil 1 oz (2 tbsp) Vitamin E Oil 1/2 lb (8 oz) Sweet Almond Oil 1/2 lb (8 oz) Apricot Kernel Oil 1/2 lb (8 oz) Kukui Nut Oil 1/2 lb (8 oz) Jojoba Oil 4 oz Shea Butter 30g Grapefruit Seed Extract Nutrients: 2 oz (4 tbsp) Avocado Oil 2 oz (4 tbsp) Evening Primrose Oil. Set out to dry and cure for 4-6 weeks.FromNatureWithLove. Melt fats and let cool to 80-90 degrees. cut and remove from mold.com . NJ This soap nourishes the skin in every way possible. When hard (up to a week). Cover with blankets and allow to sit for 24 to 48 hours until it stops generating heat. stir to combine and pour into molds. Add lye to fats and stir briskly for up to one hour til it “traces”. Ingredients (by weight): Lye Solution: 3 lbs (48 oz) distilled water 475g Sodium Hydroxide Fats: 2-1/2 lbs (40 oz) Coconut Oil 1-1/2 lbs (24 oz) Palm Oil 1-3/4 lbs (28 oz) Olive Oil.

Add the dried herbs just before pouring into molds. The EO’s are expensive but more than worth it.6 oz Cocoa Butter 9.Youthful Complexion Submitted by Kim of Winter Haven.6 oz Olive Oil 8.2 oz Shortening (veg) 4. I usually make this recipe in a PVC tube mold http://www.5 oz Sodium Hydroxide (NaOH/Lye) 11.5 oz Water Additives 1.6 oz Sweet Almond Oil 0. Dried Herbs: 1 oz total: Rose Powder. Essential Oil: Lavender. Essential Oil: Rose Bulgarian. .FromNatureWithLove.0 oz Palm Kernel Oil 12.com Page 50 From Nature With Love .2 oz. . 1 oz. Chamomile powder and Calendula powder Instructions: Make soap according to basic soaping instructions. FL Designed specifically to be healthy for maturing skin Ingredients: Oils 1.2 oz.4 oz total of Essential/Fragrance Oil Essential Oil: Roman Chamomile.

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FromNatureWithLove. Add the cucumber juice and stir thoroughly. http://www. You can whip the mixture in the blender. Heat the oilbeeswax mixture in the water bath over medium heat until beeswax is melted. Set aside. Remove the mixture from the water bath. Great for winter dry skin. Melt Coconut Oil and Beeswax. Ingredients: 1/3 cup Ex-Virgin Olive Oil 1 T Aloe Vera Oil 2 T Cocunut Oil 1 T Beeswax 4 T Hydrosol Essential oils (optional) Instructions: Mix together Olive Oil and Aloe Vera Oil. Place the glass cup in a pan of water (about 1-2 inches of water). Add hydrosol while blending in processor until smooth. Add the colored cream back to the main batch and blend well. Basic Hand & Body Cream Cucumber Cream Submitted by Yohana of Voorhees. Add olive oil and aloe oil to this mixture. Bring this mixture almost to boiling. NJ Ingredients: 1/4-teaspoon borax powder 1/4-cup fractionated coconut oil or any light oil 1 tablespoon distilled water 1-tablespoon beeswax 1-tablespoon fresh cucumber juice 8 drops Grapefruit Seed Extract Cucumber Fragrance oil if desired Jade or emerald mica for color if desired Instructions: Dissolve borax in the water and add the grapefruit seed extract. Take a small amount of cream and mix the mica into it removing all of the clumps. Mix together oil and beeswax in another cup. Add the Fragrance oil if using and cool completely.Creams Basic Hand & Body Cream Doesn’t leave greasy feel. stirring occasionally.com Page 52 From Nature With Love . Slowly add the borax-water mixture to it. Transfer to jars and let cool.

CA Added protection for working in the garden. Apply to hands and rub in well until it soaks into the skin and the almond remains fall off. Rinse.FromNatureWithLove.Gardener’s Hand Cream Submitted by Elise of Lake Elsinore. Then add desired ingredients and massage into skin. Ingredients: 2 tbs. honey 2 tsp.com . 2) Stir in a sufficient amount of almonds to form a paste. glycerin 1 1/2 cups finely ground almonds Instructions: 1) In a ceramic bowl thoroughly mix the avocado oil. From Nature With Love Page 53 http://www. honey. avocado oil 1 tbs. Makes enough for a few applications. Gentle Face Cream and Base Ingredients: 1-2 TBS half-n-half 1/4 Tsp lemon juice 1 tsp sea clay or 1 tsp crushed pearls or 1 tsp colloidal oatmeal coarse or ground sunflower seeds Instructions: Blend 1st 2 ingredients w/spoon until curdled and thickened. and glycerin.

Turn it on medium-high speed then begin to drizzle in the oil mixture. aloe vera and vitamin E and A into a blender. Remove from heat and briskly whip in the borax dissolved in the floral water.three weeks. Put the hydrosol and floral water. When melted add oils and lecithin and reheat. When mixture begins to thicken add the lavendar oil. glycerin. When nearly cold put in jars. Allow mixture to cool to room temperature. NJ Ingredients: 3 T rice bran oil 1 1/2 t virgin coconut oil 1 3/4 t illipe butter 1/4 t lanolin 1/2 t beeswax 2 T rose hydrosol 1 3/4 t jasmine or orange water 3/4/ t vegetable glycerin 1 T aloe vera gel 1 vitamin E capsule 1 vitamin A capsule Instructions: Melt the oils. You can substitute Lavendar oil with Rose. Keep cream in the refrigerator. http://www. beeswax and lanolin mixture in the water bath over medium heat. violet or rose) 1 oz of emu oil 2 oz of lecithin Pinch of borax 1/2 tsp of pure lavendar essential oil Instructions: Melt beeswax.com Page 54 From Nature With Love . If you use a preservative it should be fine for much longer. Tuberose etc.FromNatureWithLove.Lavendar Cream Nourishing Aromatherapeutic cream Ingredients: 1 oz beeswax 1 oz of floral water or hydrosol(preferably lavendar. Rose Geranium. Continue until all the oil is added or until the blender begins to slow down and acts as if it will stop. Rose Aloe Face Cream Submitted by Yohana of Voorhees. butter. If you keep a container in the bathroom it will stay good for two . Clary Sage. The oil and water mixtures need to be the same temperature for your cream to be successful. The mixture should look thick and creamy.

12 grams Jojoba oil.Skin Butter Submitted by Stephanie of Nashville. While slowly pouring water mixture into the oils. Store in plastic dome jars. 7 grams Instructions: Heat water.FromNatureWithLove. borax and glycerine in a saucepan until the borax is completely dissolved. In a separate saucepan. 40 grams Distilled Water. continue beating until firm and creamy. The mixture will start to thicken in a few minutes. apply skin butter at night and cover feet in plastic wrap and socks. combine oils and beeswax to melt the coconut oil and the beeswax. Ultra Hand & Body Cream Submitted by Gail of Loxahatchee. 5 grams Beeswax. 25 grams Wheat Germ oil. Pour oil into a heatproof mixing bowl. *To revitalize dry cracked skin on heels of feet. FL Full of moisture and soothing oils.com . Bring each mixture to about 160 dregrees F and remove from stove. beat thoroughly (you can use a blender stick [preferred] or an electric mixer). 230 grams Borax. From Nature With Love Page 55 http://www. 160 grams Grapeseed oil. 20 grams Coconut oil. Skin will be smooth and soft in the morning. Makes about 16 oz. ultra-pampers your hands and body! Ingredients: Olive oil. 6 grams Vegetable Glycerin. TN Thick moisturizer for dry skin Ingredients: 2 oz shea butter 1/2 oz jojoba oil 1/2 oz meadowfoam 1 oz olive or coconut oil a few drops of favorite essential or fragrance oil Instructions: Thoroughly mix all ingredients together for a thick creamy skin butter that will absorb well and moisturize even the driest skin.

.2 oz. distilled water 4 oz. Add remaining ingredients and whip some more. I usually whip it for 5 minutes let it cool 10 minutes and so on.. I hope you enjoy this as much as my family and I do. stearic acid .Whipped Creme Submitted by Mary of Waterbury. This will thicken in jars as it cools more..FromNatureWithLove. Combine citric acid and water over double boiler water until the citric acid dissolves and then add all the remaining ingredients except fragrance. You don’t want it to get so cool that you can’t pour it. fragrance Oil or essential Oil 2 drops FDC dye of you choice Instructions: Whipped Creme This is a very light cream good for all body areas.2 oz Germaben II . Makes approximately 20 ounces of cream..5 oz.1 oz. vegetable oil or oil blend of your choice .its especially nice when scented with cucumber and tinted very pale green. emulsifying wax 1. and Germaben II.8 oz citric acid . pour into a blender and whip off and on until it cools ( this can take quite a while ). CT Wonderful all over body/face cream Ingredients: 14 oz. http://www. All items used to make cream should be sterilized.com Page 56 From Nature With Love .I love Jojoba 1. color. When the mixture turns a creamy color.

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FromNatureWithLove. Baby Body Balm Submitted by Bonnie of Cedar City.com Page 58 From Nature With Love . about 30 minutes. myhrr gum 1/4 tsp. Combine and mix until emulsified. http://www. goldenseal herb c/s 1/4 tsp.For Baby Anti-Septic Tincture Submitted by Jennifer of Hersey. shea butter and beeswax to 175 degrees. shaking jar each day. MI For keeping umbilical cord free of infection and promoting fast fall off Ingredients: 1 tsp. Strain and bottle. calendula herb c/s 1 C. Let sit for 2 weeks. Everclear Instructions: Place herbs in glass jar and cover with alcohol. In separate container heat water and glycerin to 175 and then add GSE. UT Thick. moisturizing cream Ingredients: 300 g olive oil infused with 1 cup calendula petals 55 g sweet almond oil 40 g jojoba 20 g shea butter 85 g beeswax 435 g water 15 g glycerin 5 g grapefruit seed extract Instructions: Heat oils.

At trace add the vitamin E oil.com . UT Ingredients: 194 g lye 19 oz water 8 oz sweet almond oil 7 oz jojoba 2 oz castor oil 4 oz shea butter 19 oz coconut oil 14 oz palm oil 1 oz vitamin E oil Instructions: Heat oils to 100 degrees. Baby Soap Submitted by Bonnie of Cedar City. Combine lye and water and cool to 100 degrees.Baby Bottom Oil Use this oil to soothe redness and chapped skin for baby’s bottom Ingredients: 4 oz Peach Kernel Oil 2 oz Calendula Oil 1 oz Jojoba 1 oz Emu or Camelina Oil 2 drops Lavender Essential oil (Optional) Instructions: Mix oils and store in a bottle.FromNatureWithLove. Combine oils and lye/ water mixing well. From Nature With Love Page 59 http://www. Pour into a mold and proceed as you would with cold process soap.

Baby Washbags Use these washbags as a gentle soap-free cleanser for baby. Also great for cheeks and drool drenched chins! http://www. Stir the colored lavender oil to the slightly cooled oil/butter mixture and pour into jars or deodorant containers. Pour a small amount into the muslin bag. When bathing baby. beeswax and butter until melted.com Page 60 From Nature With Love . Bottoms Up! Baby Bottom Balm Submitted by Bonnie of Cedar City.FromNatureWithLove. Mix the mica into the essential oil until it has no clumps. UT Great for diaper rash Ingredients: 1 cup calendula oil 1 oz beeswax or hydrogenated jojoba MP 56 1 oz mango butter 8 drops of lavender essential oil 1/4 lavender glimmer mica Instructions: Heat calendula oil. Ingredients: Muslin bags Lavender bud powder Chamomile powder Colloidal oatmeal fine Cornstarch A few drops of jojoba or other oil Instructions: Combine all the ingredients in a blender and thouroughly mix. Apply to baby’s bottom in between diaper changes. then gently squeeze muslin bag over baby and rub lightly with bag. soften bag in bath water.

jojoba oil 0. MN 100% natural oil for baby. Then add the Calendula and stir. calendula oil 0. with healing & soothing properties. Add 1% Tea Tree. pure olive oil 1.3 oz.5 oz.2 oz. butter and beeswax together in double boiler until wax and butter is melted. and keep babies skin soft and healthy.com . Pour into jars. Since it uses 100% natural oils. Diaper Ointment Ingredients: 16 oz Sweet Almond Oil 8 oz Shea Butter 8 oz Jojoba Oil 4. Pour into a 6 oz. From Nature With Love Page 61 http://www.Calendula Baby Oil Submitted by Jena of Albert Lea.FromNatureWithLove.5 oz Beeswax 2 Drops Calendula Absolute Instructions: Mix oils.5 oz. avocado oil 0. wheat germ oil 0. it will absorb in nicely. cobalt bottle. or for baby massage.5 oz. Lavender and Chamomile essential oils (combined volume). Ingredients: 2.0 oz. vitamin E 250 IU 6 drops Roman chamomile essential oil Instructions: Mix all of the ingredients together. Use oil after baby’s bath.5 oz Virgin Coconut Oil 4.

http://www. Herbal Baby Powder Submitted by Kibby of Bronx. and pour the warm herb oil through the strainer into the bowl. Melt the beeswax in the top of a double boiler.10 drops of essential oil of mandarin or lavender Instructions: Add the essential oil to the powdered herbs and mix well. If you plan to store balm longer than 3 months. add the powdered herbs and cook over medium heat for 30 minutes to 1 hour to allow the healing properties of the herbs to fully release in the oil. keep refrigerated. Store in 2-4 oz. Warm oil in top of a double boiler pot.com Page 62 From Nature With Love .Herbal Baby Balm A soothing balm for chapped or dry skin Ingredients: 1 cup calendula or camelina oil 3 tbsp. Add mica a little at a time until you get enough color. Place remaining oils in a glass bowl. dried chamomile 2 tbsp. NY A talc -free powder for baby Ingredients: 4 oz cornstarch 4 oz arrowroot 1 oz white kaolin clay 1 oz colloidal oat starch 1 oz powdered lavender buds 1 oz powdered calendula petals 1 tsp of a pearlescent mica to color 6 . containers. hold over glass bowl. Sift and transfer into powder sifters. Place a coffee filter inside a wire strainer. add slowly to the oil and herb mixture while whisking with a wisk or egg beater. jojoba oil 4 drops lavender essential oil 8 tbsp. Continue whisking until the mixture is thick and creamy. beeswax Instructions: Grind the herbs into a powder using a clean coffee grinder or blender. dried calendula 1 tbsp. Add the other dry ingredients to the herbs and mix.FromNatureWithLove. dried rose petals 1 tsp. vitamin E oil 1 1/2 tsp. dried lavender 1 tbsp.

lanolin. Using a glass container. Makes approximately 2 1/2 cups. This mixture will thicken quickly as it cools. chamomile powder Instructions: In a blender.Herbal Milk Bath Submitted by Ann of Pilot Mountain. Place mixture in a muslin drawstring bag or tie up in cheesecloth and add to bath water for gentle cleansing. NC Mild and gentle but make sure child has no allergies to milk or milk products Ingredients: 1 lb Cornstarch 3 cups Goats Milk Powder 1/4 cup Lavender Powder 1/4 cup Calendula Petal Powder 1/2 cup Chamomile Powder 7 to 10 drops Lavender Essential oil 2 drops Chamomile Essential Oil Instructions: Combine lavender powder with lavender oil and add chamomile oil to chamomile powder. softening and healing of the skin and as an aid to treat restlessness and insomnia. lavender powder 1 1/2 tsp.if used. mix aloe gel. Stop blender and add essential oil. blend gently until incorporated. This lotion doesn’t leave oily feeling to skin and absorbs well. pour into containers. essential oil (optional) 2 tbsp.FromNatureWithLove.vitamin E oil. virgin coconut oil 1 oz. aloe vera gel 1 1/2 tsp. Do NOT over blend. Add lavender and chamomile powders. From Nature With Love Page 63 http://www. Sweet Dreams Baby Lotion Submitted by Karen of Dunnellon. Then combine all ingredients and mix well. I package these in cello bags tied with a card with instructions for use and a muslin bag attached. Vitamin E oil 1/3 c. At this point oils will thicken and turn white. Gently stir in camelina oil. melt coconut oil and beeswax until fully melted. camelina oil 1 1/2 tsp. FL Soothing baby lotion for baby’s skin and lightly scented for calming Ingredients: 1 1/2 c. Great as a massage lotion for baby. Slowly pour oils into blender on low. Use 1 few Tablespoons for a baby size tub and increase for larger tubs and older children. lanolin 1 1/2 tsp. While mixture is still warm. Blend gently in short bursts. pure beeswax (white).filtered 3/4 c.com .

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For The Bath
Basic Bath Salts
Submitted by Tina of Moscow, ID Instructions: Bath salts can be made from one salt or a blend of salts. They can be colored or left uncolored, scented with essential oils or fragrance oils or left unscented. To color bath salts, you can use any of the micas, glitters, oxides & marines or FDC dyes. Micas can be mixed into the dry salts and they will coats the salt very nicely without any oil or glycerin however, to use the oxides or marines, you will need to first mix the pigments into some oil/glycercin and then mix the colored oil/glycerin into the salts. While the FDC dyes can be used, they must first be mixed with water and the water will tend to clump your salts. Glitter can be added to oiled salts for a sparkling effect. The addition of dendritic salt at a rate of 5% may help discourage clumping and scent fading. Crushed herbs are a nice addition to bath salts if you provide a muslin bag. There is no reason to try to follow a recipe when it comes to making bath salts because no particular proportions are needed. Simply measure out how much of each salt you want to use and start adding color a little at a time until you get the desired color. Fragrance oils can be added a few drops at a time until you get the hang of how much it takes. Essential oils must of course be measured to keep them within safe limits. To figure out how much essential oil to use, first determine how much salt will be used per bath and then figure on 6-10 drops essential oil per bath.

Basic Salt Glow
Submitted by Kibby of Bronx, NY Instructions: Mix salt with enough oil to make a slush. Add color and fragrance. Salt glows are best stored/ packaged in glass jars/bottles.

Bath Cookies
Submitted by Maryam of Lexington, VA Ingredients: 2 cups sea salt fine grain 1/2 cup baking soda 1/2 cup cornstarch 2 T fractionated coconut oil or hazelnut oil 2 eggs 6 drops essential oil Instructions: Mix ingredients well to form a dough. Roll out and cut with small cookie cutters. Bake at 350 for 10 minutes. Use 1-2 cookies per bath.

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Chocolate Ice Cream Bath Fizzies
Submitted by Catina of Moreno Valley, CA A real treat for chocolate lovers Ingredients: 1/4 cup citric acid 1/4 cup corn starch 2 Tbs cocoa powder 7 Tbs coconut oil melted Instructions: Mix dry ingredients, melt coconut oil and drizzle over dry ingredients and mix. Using ice cream scoop, make 3 scoops and unmold them onto waxed paper and allow to dry 2 days. Fun to package in pretty plastic parfait dish for those chocolate ice cream lovers out there.

Fizzing Bath Bombs
Ingredients: 2 parts baking soda 1 part citric acid 1 part cornstarch or arrowroot powder Instructions: Color and scent 2 parts salt. Mix the dry powders with the scented salts. Melt a small amount of virgin coconut oil, shea, cocoa or mango butter and use it to bind the dry ingredients together without making them too wet. Form into balls or pack into molds. Let dry and package.

Fizzy Bath Salts
Ingredients: 2 parts baking soda 1 part citric acid 1 part cornstarch or arrowroot powder Instructions: Color and scent 2 parts salt. Mix the dry powders with the scented salts and package.

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Foaming Bath Rocks
Submitted by Tima of Richmond, VA Bombs that foam Ingredients: 2 cups of baking soda 1/2 cup of cornstarch >br> 1/2 cup of epsom salt 1/2 cup of sodium lauryl sulfoacetate 1 1/2 cup of citric acid 3 tablespoon of Light oils of choice(I use jojoba and sweet almond and sunflower dispersing oil in equal parts). The dispersing oils will prevent your oils from floating on top of the water. Fragrance or Essential oil 1 tablespoon. Mica to color Witch Hazel Instructions: Mix dry ingredients together except the citric acid. Mix well to get all lumps out. Mix oils, sodium lauryl sulfoacetate and fragrance. Drizzle oil mixture in the dry mixture and mix well with hands. Add citric acid, mix well. Spritz with witch hazel using small bursts of mist at a time, kneeding after each mist. Do not over spritz. When you can form balls in your palm, it is ready to put into mold. 45 ounce molds are good for 1 bath. Place under running water. Smell the fragrance, see lots of foaming bubbles, feel the soft water and no tub ring!

Foaming Bath Salts
Submitted by Jo Ann of Silver Spring, MD A heavenly blend of scent and color! Ingredients: Epsom Salts and or sea salt Bubble bath base Essential oils or Fragrance oils of your choice Mica or FD & C dyes for coloring Cosmetic grade glitter Instructions: This makes a wonderful gift! In a large bowl add the salts (2 cups is a good amount to experiment with)and colorant and mix until desired shade is achieved. Add in the scent, mix, and let it sit overnight, covered tightly to fix the scent. (*note: you can also add a little vegetable oil - about a TBS or so). Next, pour in about 1/ 4 cup of bubble bath, mix thoroughly and then spread the mix out on a cookie sheet covered in wax paper to dry. After 24 hours, it is ready to package or use! About a 1/2 cup or so per bath should be plenty.

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Lavender, Milk & Oatmeal Tub Tea
Submitted by Dee of Norwalk, CT A tea bag soak for the tub Ingredients: 1 cup powdered milk 1 cup colloidal oatmeal 1 cup wheat bran 1 cup lavender buds 10 drops lavender essential oil 5 large heat sealable tea bags Instructions: Mix all dry ingredients in a large bowl. Add Lavender oil. Scoop into teabags (1/4 cup per teabag) Seal. Drop into tub and let it brew.

Lavender-Citrus Bath Salts
Submitted by Yuliya of New York, NY Bath salts for a relaxing soak in a tub Ingredients: 1 cup Epsom salt ½ cup sea salt ½ cup Dead Sea salt 1 tbsp crushed lavender buds 10 drops lavender EO 3 drops tea tree EO 5 drops tangerine EO 4 drops white grapefruit EO 4 drops bergamot EO Instructions: Mix the salts and lavender buds. In a smaller bowl combine 4 tbsp of the salts with essential oils. Add little by little to the rest until you like the scent saturation. Add color, if you like. Store in a glass container shaking every day for a week before packaging.

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water. water 2 tsp. This is the best bath fizzy recipe I’ve ever tried. Pack into molds really hard. and borax. EO or FO 1/2 tsp. Very slowly drizzle wet ingredients over dry ingredients with one hand while mixing it with the other hand (use your hands to mix this. citric acid 1/2 c. Unmold immediately onto a lined cookie sheet and let dry overnight. baking soda 1/2 c. Plunge the filled bag into a bowl of warm water. squeeze and rub into the skin to cleanse. corn starch 2 1/2 T. Other clays may be used for special skin types (read the properties of each clay to see if a different clay would be better for your use).FromNatureWithLove. Mix well. Natural Cleansing Washbag 1/4 cup hemp seed meal 1/4 cup oatmeal. If you pour the liquids too quickly your mixture will fizz. Just enough oil to moisturize without making you feel greasy. In a separate bowl combine oil. not a utensil). EO or FO. From Nature With Love Page 69 http://www. PA Best Bath Fizzy Ever! Ingredients: 1 c. Borax Instructions: Mix dry ingredients (except borax)until well blended. coarse 1/8 cup lavender buds or rose petals 1/8 cup medium grain sea salt 2 tablespoons white kaolin clay Essential Oils (optional) Mix ingredients well. safflower oil 3/4 T.com .Moisturizing Bath Fizzy Submitted by Melanie of Pittsburgh. Pack into a large muslin bag leaving little room in the bag for the contents to move around.

Mix until the FO is distributed evenly throughout the mixture. Ingredients: 1/2 cup powdered oatmeal 1/4 cup sea salt 1/4 cup epsom salt 1/4 cup baking soda 10 drops sandalwood essential (or fragrance) oil 7-8 drops ylang ylang essential (or fragrance) oil 7-8 drops tangerine essential oil Instructions: Combine all dry ingredients in a food processor and pulse. 1/4 . To keep from getting the essential/ fragrance oils in my food processor. I transfer approx. Oatmeal-Salt Bath Submitted by Darlene of Penna.2/3 cup per bath. and shake well to incorporate the oils into the dry ingredients and break up any clumps. add the rest of the dry ingredient mixture to the bag and shake some more until it is well mixed. IN Ingredients: 6 ounces whole milk powder 1 ounce ground oatmeal 1 ounce honey powder 1 teaspoon Oatmeal.com Page 70 From Nature With Love . seal it.) Use approx.Oatmeal. (Could leave in the sealed bag if you plan on using it in the near future. Put 2 ounces in a large heat sealable teabag and seal with an iron. Makes about 4 tea bags. Once it is well mixed. 1/2 cup or so of the dry ingredients to a zip lock bag. PA The oatmeal makes the water look murky.FromNatureWithLove. Store in an air tight container. but it feels wonderful. http://www. Milk & Honey Bath Tea Submitted by Rebekah of South Whitley. Furnace. Milk & Honey fragrance Oil Instructions: Mix all of the dry ingredients together and then add the fragrance. Add the oils to the bag.

Put into “shaker” containers and enjoy! Silk Soak Submitted by Annette of Eugene. milk bath Ingredients: 1 part sunflower seeds 1 part corn starch 2 parts finely ground oats 2 parts milk powder Fragrance Instructions: Coarsly grind the seeds in a blender or food processor. OR Sunflower seeds. almond and comfrey work well. I prefer to use dry fragrances but oils work well too. Add the other ingredients and mix thoroughly. earthy scents like nutmeg. WA A natural.com . From Nature With Love Page 71 http://www. Fragrance with oils or dry ingredients. This luxurious bath combines the skin soothing properties of oatmeal with softening milk and corn starch.FromNatureWithLove.Relaxing Milk Bath Ingredients: 1/2 cup goats milk powder 1/2 cup buttermilk powder 1/4 cup powdered lavender buds 1/8 cup rose petal powder 1/2 cup colloidal oatmeal (fine) Instructions: Mix and use as desired in a hot tubful of water Shimmering Rose Dusting Powder Submitted by Kathleen of Burlington. no talc dusting powder Ingredients: 2 cups of arrowroot powder or corn starch 1 cup Rose Clay 1/2 cup powdered rose petals 1 cup baking soda 3 T of silver mica or cosmetic grade glitter (both are wonderful!) 10 drops of rose essential oil Instructions: Mix all together and then “sift” several times through a fine mesh strainer. The ground seeds release their natural oils when added to a hot bath. oatmeal. Because the sunflower seeds are so fragrant.

Use all within 3 months. add to bath under running water.Soothing Milk Bath . http://www. sweet almond or fractionated coconut oil Instructions: In a large bowl combine dendritic salt. Add other ingredients and mix well. CA Ingredients: 1 cup powdered milk 2/3 cup fine sea salt 1 teaspoon coconut oil Desired fragrance Instructions: Mix all items in a medium mixing bowl. Put under running water. grapeseed.Jasmine’s Submitted by Jasmine of Corona.FromNatureWithLove. FO/EO and fixed oil. Then relax and enjoy! :) Soothing Milk Bath Softens bath water while adding fragrance and emoillent oil Ingredients: 1 Tbsp goatsmilk powder 2 Cups powdered milk 1 Cup cornstarch 1 Cup colloidal oatmeal fine 1 Cup Epsom salts 1-2 Tbsp dendritic salts (to hold fo/eo) 1 Tsp FO/EO 1 Tsp light fixed oil such as sunflower. swirling with your hand to mix. usually about 1/2 cup. Store in cool dry place.com Page 72 From Nature With Love . To USE: pour or scoop out desired amount (this depends on personal preference and the size of your tub).

Thalssotherapy involves using a therapeutic combination of fresh seawater. Happy Soaking! From Nature With Love Page 73 http://www. Mix ingredients well and store in a glass jar. magnesium. Instructions: Place optional dried lemon verbena leaf in bottle. vitamins. add the grapeseed oil. you will feel rejuvenated and relaxed.Thalasso Therapy “Thalasso” comes from the Greek word that means ocean and the word “therapy” from the Greek word “therapeia” for care. If you are generous with the Vitamin E. seaweed. carbonates. and Lemon Verbena A dried lemon verbena leaf A few drops Vit E oil This recipe can easily by increased to fill larger bottles. MA A guaranteed Ingredients: 1 oz grapeseed oil Few drops each of Chamomile. If you have a fresh lemon verbena plant at home. After a thalassotherapy bath. The temperature of the bath should be around 100 F for maximum vasodilatation and exchange of toxins/nutrients. Grapefruit (or Sweet Grapefruit). Pour out 3 cups in a hot bath and soak for 20 minutes. the fragrances. Seaweed is a concentrated source of seawater nutrients. iodine. soaps. amino acids and trace elements from the bath. Bergamot. sulfur. phosphates. ground 2 cups dead sea clay 4 cups dead sea salt (medium grain or 6 cups coarse) 1 cup mixed herbs if desired.com . and finally the Vitamin E oil. Thalassotherapy bath mix recipe: 1 cup powdered dulse 1 cup powdered bladderwrack 1 cup powdered Norwegian Kelp 1 cup nori. Truly Distinctive Bath Oil Submitted by Vicki of Brewster. and heat to induce an exchange of minerals and toxins between our body and the water. potassium. wash the leaf. minerals. dried it completely with a paper towel and then place it in the bottle. namely sodium. I would not make anything larger than 4oz bottles if you need to have a long shelf life and remain chemical preservative-free. chloride. The bath should draw out the toxins while the skin absorbs the nutrients. it should last quite a long time. hair wraps.FromNatureWithLove. fluoride. salt scrubs etc. Also use powdered sea vegetables in facial packs. marine derivatives.

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This helped clear up black heads from our teenagers faces AND helped clear up an itchy rash from our 10 year olds face.com . Apply to face with cotton ball after cleansing. Anti-Wrinkle Clay Mask Submitted by Cindy of Allegan. Almond & Honey Face Scrub Ingredients: 1 T ground almonds 1 T colloidal oatmeal (coarse) 1 t honey 1 T buttermilk powder Water Instructions: Use enough water to make a thick paste and massage the face in circular strokes. From Nature With Love Page 75 http://www. Leave on for 5 minutes & rinse off with warm water.For The Face Acne Toner Submitted by Andrea of Worcester. Shake before each Use.FromNatureWithLove. Also helped clear up a facial rash! Ingredients: 4oz Witch Hazel 20 drops Lavender EO 10 drops Tea Tree EO Instructions: Mix ingredients well in bottle. MA Works great for acne prone skin. MI Ingredients: 1 tbsp green france clay 1 tsp patchouli powder 1 tsp slippery elm powder 1 tsp chamomile powder wetting agent: 5 tsp herbal astringent for dry skin Instructions: Stir all ingredients well to get rid of clumps & apply to face.

Instructions: Combine ingredients and mix together. AR This is a simple facial oil that works wonderfully on my combination skin. http://www. oily or blemished skin. For application.Ayurvedic Facial This is an old facial recipe from India Ingredients: 1/4 cup neem powder 1/4 cup tulsi powder 1/4 cup sandalwood powder or multani mitti clay 1/4 cup rose petal powder 1/2 t turmeric powder Plain yogurt Fresh lime juice Instructions: Mix dry ingredients together and keep in a glass container.FromNatureWithLove. Apply to the face and allow it to dry.com Page 76 From Nature With Love . I use it as a luxury body and hair oil also. Rinse with warm water. I mixed this in a 1/2 oz cobalt dropper bottle. I added 5 drops of rosewood to the 1/2 oz of oils for its balancing properties. Use this facial once a week for acne prone. but other EOs could be substituted. mix 2 T of the mixture with the juice of 1 small lime and enough plain yogurt to form a thick paste. Balancing Moisturizer Submitted by Stephanie of Conway. I’ve also used it as a body and hair oil. Ingredients: 1 part jojoba 1 part avocado oil 1 part peach kernel oil 3 parts rice bran oil Essential oil. I use just 2-3 drops of this on my face.

Clay Facial Instructions: Choose the right clay for your skin type (see Library for information regarding clays). Water 6 drops Essential Oil of your choice*. Repeat weekly. While plain water will do just fine. (Roughly 2 minutes) From Nature With Love Page 77 http://www. Peach kernel. Cider vinegar 2 oz. You can also add citrus peel powders for astringency. Make a thick paste of the clay.FromNatureWithLove. rose petal powder for fragrance. colloidal oatmeal for soothing the skin. Oily or sensitive skin benefits from Lemon or Lavender. MI Ingredients: 1 tbsp white kaolin clay 1 tsp slippery elm powder 1 tsp chamomile powder 1 tsp ground oatmeal wetting agent: 5 tsp pre-made herbal astringent for dry skin Instructions: Stir all ingredients well to get rid of clumps & apply to face. Rinse well with warm water and pat dry. you can also try wetting agents such as fruit purees (strawberry puree will act like an alphahydroxy). Almond meal 2 oz. yogurt (cools and softens the skin). and/or milk powders. Essential oils can be added and jojoba is a good additive to help balance dry spots. Exfoliating Facial Cleanser Good for all skin types Ingredients: 3 oz. Clay Mask for Sensitive Skin Submitted by Cindy of Allegan. milk (removes dead skin cells and softens the skin). Leave on for 5 minutes & rinse off with warm water. cucumber puree (cools the skin). Choose a wetting agent. honey (acts as an anti bacterial).com . Instructions: * All skin types benefit from Geranium or Carrotseed Oil. & rosewater or other floral waters ( a nice substitute for plain water). neem powder for anti bacterial action (especially useful for acne prone skin). Apply the mask to your skin and let it dry for 20 minutes. apricot or sweet almond oil 4 oz. Mix all ingredients together and blend until it becomes paste-like.

OH Cleanser Ingredients: Fine Colloidal Oatmeal .5 minutes.2t Clay . 2T grated (OR) Liquid Castille Soap . PA Fights acne and keeps skin soft.com Page 78 From Nature With Love . Massage onto face & neck. scoop up the mixture and gently rub hands to create a creamy foam. Add honey and neem powder and then pour into your favorite mold. Then wash off with warm water! Follow with a spritz of cool lavendar or rose water for an invigorating feeling. No color or fragrance is required. Recipe can be doubled and stored.FromNatureWithLove. add 1t castille soap to the mixture at this point. Ingredients: 3 ounces M&P Glycerin Soap 1 Tbsp of Honey 1/4 tsp of Neem Powder Instructions: Melt the glycerin soap base. Let the mixture sit for 1 . http://www. When ready to use.2T Almond Meal . Makes .1t Pure Castille Soap Log . Wet hands.Approx. Instructions: Mix all dry ingredients together. After soap has set up in mold. This soap works for all skin types.Exfoliating Gentle Face Wash Submitted by Sampurna of Cleveland.1t Milk Powder .1t per application. pour approx 1 T into a glass bowl and mix with a little mineral water to form a smooth paste. not rub). (Massage. just package. If using liquid castille soap.2t Honey Powder . Facial Cleansing Bar Submitted by Dianna of Red Lion. Store in glass jar or tin can. Then blend well.6 to 8 applications. The amount of honey and neem powder can be altered to suit your individual needs.

FromNatureWithLove. When cool enough add rose geranium essential oil and whip into cream. Kokum Butter 2 Tbsp. Cool slightly and add grapefruit seed extract.com . Facial Toner Ingredients: 1/3 Cup witch hazel and 2/3 cup of your favorite floral water Add 1 t . heat to boil.Facial Moisturizing Cream Softens and smooths away fine lines Ingredients: 1/2 Cup Virgin coconut oil 1 tsp. Mix calendula infusion and borax. Beeswax . Package and enjoy. Borax Powder 1/4 Cup Calendula infusion (make a tea with calendula petals) 10 drops Rose Geranium Oil 10 drops grapefruit seed extract Instructions: Melt and mix together sweet almond oil. vitamin E oil. kokum butter. beeswax and emulsifying wax. Transfer to blender and whip cream. geranium or rose oil Instructions: Shake well before each use. Vitamin E 1000 IU Oil 1 tsp. stirring continually. Slowly add infusion mixture to oils. From Nature With Love Page 79 http://www.75 oz emulsifying wax 1/8 tsp. coconut oil.1T of jojoba Add 7 drops of lavender. Hydrogenated jojoba MP 44 1 tsp.

MI A clay facial with added herbs Ingredients: 1 C. Finely Ground Comfrey 1/2 Tbl. Apply to the skin in a gentle circular motion and leave it to dry for about 10-20 minutes. Finely ground Mullein Instructions: Mix herbs and clay together very well with a mortar and pestle. Store in an sterile glass jar. http://www.com Page 80 From Nature With Love .Gentle Milk & Oatmeal Facial 2 tablespoons white kaolin clay 1 tablespoon fine colloidal oatmeal 1 tsp buttermilk powder 1 tsp powdered lavender buds or rosehip powder (optional) 1 tsp rosehip seed oil 1 tsp aloe moist gel Lavender hydrosol (enough to make a thick paste) Mix dry ingredients and add hydrosol a little at a time until you get a paste. Healing Clay Facial Submitted by Jennifer of Hersey. Calendula powder 1/2 Tbl. Use 1 Tbl. French Clay (or one better suited to your skin type) 1 Tbl. per application and wet with water or a tea infused with one of the above herbs. A light oil such as camelina can be applied afterwards if the skin feels tight. Wash off with warm water.FromNatureWithLove.

) Massage into face. Rose Petals Powder 6 Tb. Apply to face and leave on for at least 20 minutes. and Herbs . then cool water.FromNatureWithLove.Dry Form Ingredients: 3/4 C. Pat dry. Colloidal Oatmeal Coarse 3/4 C.4oz. Comfrey Leaves Powdered 3 Tb. Allow to sit a few minutes for maximum benefit. Use at least once a week for clear. glowing skin. (Water for oily skin. Lemongrass Powdered Instructions: Mix all ingredients together and evenly distribute into 6 . Rinse with warm. Oats. in palm of hand to use. French Green Clay 3/4 C. Wet 1/2 tsp.Herbal Facial Scrub Submitted by Michele of Jenison. GA Simple facial mask for oily skin Ingredients: 1 to 2 tsp Dead Sea Mud 1/2 tsp Honey 3-4 drops of tea tree and/or lavender essential oil Instructions: Combine Dead Sea Mud and honey in a small dish and add essential oil. then rinse thoroughly. This is a very simple recipe that is excellent for oily. From Nature With Love Page 81 http://www. Milk/cream/yogurt for dry skin. Containers. Honey Mud Mask Submitted by Tiffany of Cartersville. MI Clay. Lavender Buds Powder 3 Tb. acne-prone skin.com .

Apply to your face and allow to dry. You could heat in the microwave (for 45 seconds on High) or in a water bath. Marie Antoinette Masque Submitted by Yohana of Voorhees. NJ Ingredients: 1 tablespoon cognac (or red dry wine) 1 egg 1/4 cup dry milk powder Juice of 1 lemon Instructions: Place all of the ingredients in a blender and mix well. In a separate container dissolve borax in the distilled water. but because it does contain alcohol it can be drying. You can use the blender.com Page 82 From Nature With Love . Gently heat the lecithin and oils until the coconut oil melts. cool completely and pour into a clean container. Stir until well mixed. Rinse your face thoroughly with warm water and pat dry. flaxseed or other light vegetable oil 1 T virgin coconut oil 1 t rice bran oil 1/8 t borax 1/2 cup distilled water 1-2 drops neroli or rose essential oil (optional) or 1-2 drops any fragrance oil for scent (optional) Instructions: Mix together the lecithin. vegetable oil. http://www. You can adjust the consistency by adding less or more water. Pour the heated solution into the lecithin and oils. coconut oil and rice bran oil.Lecithin Moisturizer Submitted by Yohana of Voorhees. approximately 15 minutes. Any remaining mixture should be kept in the refrigerator. Heat the borax-water solution. It is suitable for all skin types.FromNatureWithLove. So be sure to muisturize your skin afterward. macadamia nut. NJ Ingredients: 1 T liquid lecithin 2 T fractionated coconut. Add essential oil.

Wisk until cool. Avocado Oil 1 oz.Moisturizing Cleanser Dry Skin Cleansing Cream Ingredients: 1/2 oz. Stir well.com . Beeswax 1 oz. Grapeseed Oil 2 drops Clary-Sage Essential Oil 2 drops Lemon Essential Oil 3 oz. Spring Water Instructions: Using a double boiler. and oils. Massage into the skin in a circular motion and then rinse with warm water. When melted. melt beeswax. Almond Oil 1 oz. Moisturizing Facial Scrub 1/8 cup borage seed meal 1/8 cup evening primrose meal 12 drops rosehip seed oil 1 tsp jojoba oil 2 drops geranium essential oil Heavy cream as needed Mix all ingredients together using enough heavy cream to make a thick paste. Lanolin 2 oz.FromNatureWithLove. take off heat and add essential oils. lanolin. then water. From Nature With Love Page 83 http://www.

comfrey or lavender and of course essential oils (not added until ready to use). consider a milk and oatmeal pack. Possible wetting agents: · · · · · · · Yogurt . To make a shelf stable dry mix (also useable as a milk bath): Combine equal parts milk powder and fine or coarse colloidal oatmeal (the coarse will exfoliate better) Add desired additives: · · · · 1/8 part citrus peel powder for astringency 1/8 part sandalwood powder to cool and soothe the skin 1/8 part rose petal powder for fragrance and astringency 1/8 part neem powder for antibacterial acne treatment Other possible additives include powdered chamomile.acta as a natural alphahydroxy agent Floral waters . Carrot seed oil.moisturizes Cucumber puree . itchy skin. or any other desired oil for extra moisturizing. carrot oil.antibacterial Milk .FromNatureWithLove. This mix can be made into a paste with any wetting agent and applied to the skin with circular strokes. remove dead skin cells and cool Honey . geranium & lavender are all good choices.com Page 84 From Nature With Love . Leave on for 20 minutes and rinse with warm water.Cools and cleans Strawberry puree . Milk helps to soften skin and remove dead skin cells while the oatmeal helps to soothe the skin and relieve tight.for fragrance http://www. vitamin E oil.Non-Clay Facial for Dry Skin Instructions: If you have dry skin and clay does not make a suitable skin treatment for you. moisturize.softens Heavy cream . You can also add a few drops of jojoba. camelina oil.to soften.

From Nature With Love Page 85 http://www.FromNatureWithLove.Oily Skin Toner Submitted by Tiffany of Cartersville. A light oil such as camelina can be applied afterwards if the skin feels tight. Wash off with warm water. Apply thin layer to dry face. Rose Care Facial 2 tablespoons of pink kaolin or rose clay 1 teaspoon rose hip powder 1 teaspoon rose petal powder 1 tablespoon rice bran powder fine 2 tsp jojoba oil Rose hydrosol (enough to make a thick paste) 5 drops Rose Geranium essential oil Mix dry ingredients and add hydrosol a little at a time until you get a paste. Leave on until dry or for about 15 minutes. GA Controls oily skin Ingredients: Peppermint or Sage leaves Water Apple Cider Vinegar Instructions: Make an infusion of the peppermint or sage leaves. and mix 1 part infusion to 1 part vinegar. honey 1 t. Wash off with warm water. rosewater Instructions: Mix all ingredients together. Use after cleansing. Apply to the skin in a gentle circular motion and leave it to dry for about 10-20 minutes.com . Bottle and store in the refrigerator. WA Tightens and cleanses face Ingredients: 1 egg yolk 2 T. Rosewater Egg Facial Submitted by Kirsten of Shoreline. egg white 1 T.

It may separate so shake before use. Enjoy the healthy glow and silky feel of your skin!! http://www. Ingredients: 1 large ripe strawberry 1 to 3 Tablesoons powdered milk(depending on how juicy the strawberry/strawberries are is) 1/2 -1 tsp honey Instructions: Blend or crush the strawberry. Mix until it is a paste. and the tea bags and pour the water into it. Rinse with cool water. GA This always gives my face a healthy glow.Then add the witch hazel.lemon juice and lavender oil.pat dry.Skin Astingent Submitted by Charlean of Hopewell.com Page 86 From Nature With Love .I try to do this mask at least 2 times a week.FromNatureWithLove. Store in the fridge. Strawberry Hydroxy Mask Submitted by Tracy of Columbus. Apply to your face and let sit until dry.Let it stand until it’s completely cool. VA Removes dirt Ingredients: 2 bags of green tea 1 tablespoon rosemary 16 oz boiling water 1/2 cup witch hazel 5 drops lavender essential oil juice from a half of lemon Instructions: Place rosemary into a strainer or muslin bag and place it into a glass container.and also it is easy to resize the recipe for your own needs.It is very simple and very effective. Add honey and milk powder.

Wash off with lukewarm water.Yogurt & Banana Facial Submitted by Tracy of Columbus. From Nature With Love Page 87 http://www. Ingredients: 1 T plain yogurt 1/4 of a ripe banana 1/4 t of vitamin E 1000 IU Instructions: Put ingredients in a bowl. Mash them together with a fork until it is a relatively smooth consistancy.FromNatureWithLove. GA This recipe leaves your skin noticeably softer and smoother. Pat onto face and let sit 10 min or until dry.com .

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Shake before each use. If desired. Stir the seeds into the water and reduce heat. then fill to the top with pure aloe vera gel. Safe to use everyday. Blend well and transfer to a bottle. if desired Instructions: Combine all ingredients in a double boiler and warm until melted. until a gel-like lotion is formed. Fill the bottle with flax seed gel until bottle is about 3/4 full. Gel will not flake or make the hair hard or crunchy. etc. if desired Few drops of essential oil for scent Instructions: Bring water to a boil. Add essential oils and store in the refrigerator for up to 1 week. If it is too thick. Hair Lotion Submitted by Tiffany of Cartersville. If mixture is too thin. jojoba. you can add some pure aloe vera gel for its moisturizing properties.) 1-2 tbsp melted shea butter or mango butter 2 oz liquid lecithin 4 oz water Favorite essential oil or fragrance oil. From Nature With Love Page 89 http://www. Strain through a fine strainer or cheesecloth into a small bottle. Adjust recipe depending on how much lotion you wish to make. add a little more water.com . add a little more lecithin. GA Moisturizes dry hair Ingredients: 2 oz olive oil or olive oil blend (mix with whatever oils you like best. macadamia nut.For The Hair Flax Seed Hair Gel Submitted by Tiffany of Cartersville. stirring constantly. GA A natural hair gel Ingredients: 2 Tbsp Whole Flax Seeds 1 cup water Pure Aloe Vera Gel.FromNatureWithLove. Simmer for about 10 minutes. such as virgin coconut.

you can put the herbs in a large. and less tangled. Strain and add vinegar. Then strain oil through cheesecloth or a fine strainer to remove herbs. Hair Rinse Submitted by Tiffany of Cartersville. elder flowers For oily hair: lemon peel. Use after shampooing. peppermint For general care: nettle. catch the run-off in a bowl and pour over hair repeatedly. making the hair soft. and chamomile leaves for a special conditioning treat. You can do this by putting the dry herbs in a big jar. steeping at least 30 minutes. plastic measuring cup. comfrey root.com Page 90 From Nature With Love .FromNatureWithLove. while the vinegar seals the hair cuticle. Simmer over low heat for about and hour. then put the jar outside in sun and leave it for a week. Or. burdock root Instructions: Make an infusion of the herbs. http://www. nettle. GA an oil for moisturizing dry hair Ingredients: 1 C herb infused olive oil 1 C liquid lecithin 1 T of melted shea butter A few squirts of jojoba oil A few drops essential oil for scent Instructions: Melt the oils and pour into a bottle. GA Ingredients: 1 heaping tbsp of each herb (see below) 1 quart boiling water 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar For dry hair. shiny. then strain. You will get the benefits of the herbs. elder flowers. nettle. lemongrass. Use only a small amount at a time. try the following herbs: chamomile flowers. Pour mixture over hair.Hair Oil Submitted by Tiffany of Cartersville. Be sure to shake it up everyday. I like to infuse my olive oil with conditioning herbs like rosemary. pour the oil over the herbs and put the measuring cup inside a large pan filled with water. rosemary leaves.

**Note** Feel free to experiment with different herbs and essential oils for this recipe. Loc Butter Submitted by Lori of Kansas City. Add water to herbs. so use only a little bit when shampooing.com . GA A natural shampoo for the hair Ingredients: 3 oz Liquid Castile Soap 1 heaping tbsp Chamomile Flowers 1 heaping tbsp Nettle Leaves 1 heaping tbsp Sage Leaves 1 heaping tbsp Rosemary Leaves Jojoba Oil (for extra conditioning—optional) Few drops each of rosemary and lavender oils 3 cups boiling water Instructions: Mix herbs together in a bowl. MO Shea butter recipe for loc care and maintenance Ingredients: 2 Tbsp shea butter 2 Tbsp mango butter 2 Tbsp coconut oil 1 tsp lanolin 1 tsp sweet almond oil 1 tsp jojoba 1 tsp avocado oil 10 drops-ylang-ylang 1/8 tsp vanilla fragrance oil (or fragrance oil of your choice) Instructions: Melt ingredients together. if desired. From Nature With Love Page 91 http://www. Makes approximately 4 ounces. Pour castile soap into a bottle.Herbal Shampoo Submitted by Tiffany of Cartersville. Shampoo will be very runny. Good for hair and skin. cover and let steep at least 30 minutes. Add a few squirts of jojoba oil and essential oils. pour in container and let cool. but also very concentrated. Shake well before each use to mix the oil with the soap.FromNatureWithLove. Strain herbs and funnel into soap.

Add the jojoba or virgin coconut oil and the castille to the tea and stir well. calendula & rosemary combined 1 1/4 cup boiling water 2 1/2 T of liquid castille soap 1 t jojoba or virgin coconut oil 2 drops geranium and 2 drops carrotseed essential oil 10 drops grapefruit seed extract Steep the herbs in the boiling water for 20 minutes and then strain. KS Similar to No More Tangles Ingredients: 8 oz.FromNatureWithLove. http://www. Shake before each use.com Page 92 From Nature With Love . Once cool. distilled water 1 tsp.Natural Hair Detangler Submitted by Deborah of Hiawatha. aloe vera gel 1-2 drops glycerin 1-2 drops essential oil 15 drops Grapefruit seed Extract Instructions: Combine in a spray bottle. Natural Herbal Shampoo 4 oz of nettles. Add 10 drops grapefruit seed extract. add the essential oils and bottle.

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If you are rebatching a tallow soap. Now add the appropriate amount of liquid. • Large hole grater • Double boiler.Hand Milled Soap Basic Handmilling/Rebatching Rebatching or handmilling soap is the process of melting down a premade cold process soap along with nutritive additives/fragrance etc and allowing it to set up again. (If you are using a crock pot or the oven. add some cold water to the bottom pot of the double boiler to reduce the temperature. It also allows you save batches that have seized or been ruined in some other way (If you’ve ever poured your soap into molds and then realized you forgot to add the fragrance or colorant. Give the soap a good stir and then cover the pot and allow it to heat up. This stage takes about an hour or more. place the soap into an oven proof pan that has a tight lid (or use foil).) After 2-3 checks. If the soap is beginning to scorch in the double boiler. You can also try using a bit of rose water or other floral waters. Rebatching is best done when soap is fresh (5-7 days old). add some and stir. http://www. If you are starting with a vegetable based soap. you can check it every half hour or so. The crock pot should be turned to the lowest setting and the oven should be turned to 145F or 150F (if you know your oven tends to act hotter than it should according to baking recipes use the lower temp and visa versa). you will need to return to it very frequently about every 10 minutes. goats milk. distilled water will work just fine. Stir the soap until it is completely coated with liquid. a crock pot or an electric oven • A good 3-4 hours of time Use the grater to shred or grate your soap as finely as possible. Place in into the double boiler or crock pot if you are using one of these. stop adding liquid or you’ll wind up with soup. essential oils and other ingredients that would otherwise be destroyed by the alkalinity of fresh cold process soap. you can still rebatch it but because much of the moisture has been lost. Remember to scrape down the sides every time you return to your pot. you can pour in a thin layer of liquid just to keep the bottom from scorching. This process allows you to add delicate additives such as herbs. buttermilk etc). use distilled water and if you are rebatching a vegetable based soap use ice cold milk. For tallow based soaps. Fresh soap hasn’t lost the water yet and will be soft and easy to work with. Remember that if your soap is very fresh. Eventually (somewhere between 1-2 hours).FromNatureWithLove. If you are using a double boiler. Once the soap starts to smooth out. If you are going to use an electric oven. it will melt better if you use milk (cows milk. The water in the double boiler should be touching the bottom of the top pot and should be maintained at a steadily slow boil. What you will need: • Cold process soap • Liquid (distilled water or cold milk) approximately 9 oz per lb of soap. Remember you only need enough liquid to keep the soap moist like fresh soap. If your soap is older. Keep checking to make sure the bottom is not burning. you will need to add a liquid to replace the lost moisture. you know what I mean!). you may not need any but if you want. if the soap is still solid and it looks like it needs more liquid. less or none if your soap is very fresh.com Page 94 From Nature With Love .

AZ A wonderful relaxing evening soap Ingredients: 1 lb. Un mold. slowly melt soap with water. Ground Lavender buds 1/8 c. Lavender/Chamomile Soap Submitted by Connie of Tempe. oil 2 drops roman chamomile ess. cut if necessary and allow it to cure for 3 weeks. emu oil and essential oils. sometimes it wont really liquefy. as long as the consistency remains the same for a long time. Let it cool a little bit.the soap will reach a stage where it is as smooth as it will get and the texture doesn’t change anymore. This is so gentle and relaxing I use it on my children.FromNatureWithLove. Emu oil (optional) 5 drops lavender ess. oil Instructions: In double boiler.com . it is ready to remove from the heat. you can either pour or push (depending on how liquid the soap is) it into a mold/molds or you can whip it with an egg beater to make floating soaps. Once the soap has cooled down somewhat. Fine Ground Chamomile 2 T. again stirring every so often and checking the bottom. Either way. Wait 24 hours and remove from molds. (Spoon the whipped soap into molds. distilled water 2 T. Let cure for about 4 weeks.) Cover the molds and place them in a warm place for 48 hours until the soap hardens. soap (I use goat’s milk) 1/8 c. Let it cook a little while longer. Carefully pour into prepared molds. Sometimes the soap will become a complete liquid. From Nature With Love Page 95 http://www. When it reaches a jelly-like consitence gently stir in herbs. You can then add your additives and stir well.

http://www. Makes about 2 large rectangular bars. Pour into prepared molds or hand mold. Ingredients: 1 cup grated soap 1/8 cup safflower oil 1/8 cup coconut oil 1/8 cup water 5 drops of peppermint oil 1/2 teaspoon on dried peppermint leaves 3 drops of rosemary oil Instructions: Grate the soap and mix with the safflower oil. Enjoy!! Wake-me-up Soap Submitted by Cori of Chandler.FromNatureWithLove. Take off of the heat and mix the peppermint oil. Slowly heat this in a double boiler over medium heat until the soap is completely mixed and has a stringy texture. Mix it well and put into the proper molds. with large fluffy suds. leaves and rosemary.Mango Mint Shampoo Bar Submitted by Spencer of Royal Palm Beach. AZ A wonderful morning soap to get you going.com Page 96 From Nature With Love . When soap is stringy add the remaining ingredients. FL Soft soap. all for beautiful silky hair Ingredients: 1 cup grated soap 1/2 cup water 1/4 cup olive oil 1/4 cup castor oil 1 t dried crushed peppermint leaves 15 drops mango fragrance oil Instructions: Melt soap and water in heat resistant glass bowl in a saucepan. coconut oil and water.

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Hot Process Soap Apple Spice Soap Submitted by Annmarie of Columbus. Preheat oven to 200 degrees. OH Oven Hot Process Ingredients: 18 oz canola oil 8 oz coconut oil 18 oz olive oil 12oz distilled water 6oz lye 1Tbsp apple pie spice 1Tbsp Tumeric 2Tbsp Apple FO Instructions: Make sure you know the safety precautions before making any soap.com Page 98 From Nature With Love . Cool to 100 degrees. At light trace add spices then FO. Add lye to water and cool to 100 degrees. I allow it several days to harden. Scoop into the mold. Cover with a lid and put it in the oven for 1 1/2 hours. then package. http://www. Melt oils. Mix oils and lye water together using a stick blender. This recipe was modified from Kathy Miller’s web site. After 24 hrs I remove it from the mold and cut. I melt my oils in the same pot that I later put in the oven.FromNatureWithLove.

Mix and set aside. From Nature With Love Page 99 http://www. 6. Coconut Oil (20%) 9 oz.2 oz. 5.FromNatureWithLove. Add to pre-warmed crock. 1.2 oz. Unmold and cut when cool.Stefanie’s Favorite . 4.2 oz.14 oz. Palm Oil (15%) 7.Emu Oil Soap Submitted by Kathy of Fort Lee.4 oz. 2. Glop into mold. Distilled Water 8. Avocado Oil (5%) 2. 3. Weigh and melt hard oils in microwave. Olive Oil (28%) 12 oz. Lye (6% excess fat) Fragrance and color optional Instructions: OBSERVE ALL STANDARD SAFETY PROCEDURES. NJ Ingredients: 16. Jojoba (2%) 1.6 oz. Sweet Almond Oil (2%) 23 oz.8 oz. Weigh lye and water. Castor Oil (6%) 3 oz. Cocoa Butter (4%) 2. Add lye/water to crock oils while stirring gently.com . Cover and cook until done. 7. Emu Oil (12%) 3.4 oz. Bring to trace alternating between whisk and stick blender. Weigh and add liquid oils to crock. Shea Butter (4%) 1.

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Mango Butter 20 drops flavor oil Instructions: Melt all the ingredients and mix together.com . add essential oil of orange. This is the best lip gloss. and vitamin E together. Remove from heat. Pour into lip balm jars or tubes.. calendula oil 3-4 drops of essential oil of orange Mica for coloring or beet root infused oil (optional) Instructions: Add apricot kernel oil and calendula oil. Makes about 24 tubes. Place in a tube or pot. MN For the softest lips you’ve ever had! Ingredients: . apricot kernel oil 1 tsp.FromNatureWithLove.4 oz. From Nature With Love Page 101 http://www. Coconut or virgin coconut oil .8 oz.Lip Balms Apricot-Orange Lip Gloss Submitted by Helle of Brabrand.good luck! Avocado Lip Balm Submitted by Linda of Buffalo. Avocado Oil . When partially cooled. add FDA approved mica or beet root infused oil if desired for color. beeswax 1 tsp. CA Ingredients: 1 teaspoon beeswax 2 teaspoons coconut oil 1 vitamin E capsule 2-3 drops flavor oil Instructions: Melt beeswax coconut.. stirring constantly. ALL Ingredients: 1 tsp..8 oz.. Basic Lip Balm Submitted by Jasmine of Corona. Then add your flavor oil.8 oz. Beeswax ..

Remove from heat and add honey. cocoa butter and beeswax into a glass jar. OH Ingredients: 6 tsp jojoba oil 1 tsp aloe vera oil 3 tsp white beeswax 10 drops Bubble gum Flavor Oil 1/4 tsp red gold two tone mica Instructions: In a glass measuring cup melt beeswax in the microwave.com Page 102 From Nature With Love . flavor oil and vitamin E oil.FromNatureWithLove. http://www. Place jar in pan of boiling water over medium heat. add the oils (you may need to put in back in the microwave for a few seconds more). Mix well and pour into containers. AZ Heavenly smelling and sweet tasting treat for your lips Ingredients: 16 teaspoons sweet almond or peach kernel oil 4 teaspoons beeswax 4 teaspoons cocoa butter 4 teaspoons honey 24 drops vanilla flavor oil 1 teaspoon vitamin E 250 IU Instructions: Put oil. Stir occasionally and heat until all are melted. Cocoa Vanilla Lip Gloss Submitted by Sue Ellen of Mesa.Bubble Gum Lip Gloss Submitted by Annmarie of Columbus. Stir in the bubble gum flavored oil and mica. Let it cool for about 5 mins. Makes approx 12-13 1/4 oz containers. Give it more more quick stir and pour into lip gloss pots.

5 oz. Pour into lip balm tin. Use as often as needed.8 oz.) Emu Oil Lip Balm Submitted by Cindy of Allegan. Body heat softens the lip balm slightly. Avocado Oil . It is vit. Beeswax . Olive Oil 4 Drops Lavender Essential Oil 4 Drops Tea Tree Essential Oil Instructions: Melt beeswax in microwave. If you do not stir enough. MI Ingredients: 1 oz. Furnace. Place in containers and allow to finish cooling. Label and store in a cool dry place. jojoba oil 1/2 tsp. almond. Aloe Oil . From Nature With Love Page 103 http://www. cap tightly and let cool.Darlene’s Healing Lip Balm Submitted by Darlene of Penna. aloe and olive oils. PA Ingredients: 1 tsp. Stir some more. Stir in emu.com . avocado. I’m not sure. Let cool slightly before adding essential oils. I’m sure you can substitute with a similar oil that has healing properties.5 oz. but it may be too soft in a lip balm tube that’s kept in the front pants pocket.) 5 drops (or less) peppermint essential oil 2 drops tea tree essential oil Instructions: Melt everything except essential oils in a double boiler.FromNatureWithLove.2 oz. beeswax pellets 1 tsp. In this case. cocoa butter (previously ground in food processor for easy measuring) 1/2 tsp. Nature’s Gate vitamin E oil (This is what I had on hand to use. Continue to stir until it cools a good bit. Emu Oil 1 oz. Remove from heat. Stir in Essential oils. the lip balm will be lumpy. E in a base of grapeseed and calendula oils. a little more beeswax may help. Almond Oil . (I like this in a small lip balm tin that I keep in my front pants pocket. but is still good when at room temperature. Stir very well.

com Page 104 From Nature With Love . Stir in peppermint EO & pour into lip balm containers. Healing Lip Gloss Submitted by Cindy of Allegan. Allow to harden at room temperature or in refrigerator. beeswax and 1 tsp. Let cool. Mix well and pour into the container you want to store your balm in. TN A personalized lip moisturizer and gloss Ingredients: 1 teaspoon beeswax A few drops flavor oil 1/4 teaspoon jojoba oil 1 teaspoon shea butter Instructions: Melt 1 tsp.FromNatureWithLove. (This is only to liquify to make it easier to fully blend all ingredients.shea butter in a double boiler. http://www.) Add 1/4 tsp.Flavored Lip Balm (moisterizer and gloss) Submitted by Stephanie of Nashville. jojoba oil and a few drops of your favorite flavor oil to the mixture. MI Heals chapped lips & stays glossy Ingredients: 1/4 tsp meadowfoam oil 1/2 tsp jojoba oil 1/2 tsp coconut oil 1/2 tsp cocoa butter 1 tsp beeswax 1 tsp castor oil a few drops peppermint EO Instructions: Melt all oils together in a double boiler (except peppermint).

Add sunflower oil. Honey Lip Balm Submitted by Yohana of Voorhees. stirring occasionally. stirring constantly. NJ Ingredients: 2 t olive oil 1/2 t beeswax 1/2 t cocoa butter 1/2 t honey 3 drops orange essential oil 1 vitamin E capsule Instructions: Heat the oil-cocoa butter-beeswax mixture in the water bath over medium heat until beeswax is melted. Pinch open the vitamin E capsule and squeeze the contents into the mixture. Pour the mixture into containers. Cool slightly.5 oz shea butter Few drops of flavor oil or peppermint essential oil if desired Instructions: Heat everything except essential oil to 150. Stir until thick.FromNatureWithLove. Hemp Oil Lip Balm Submitted by Yohana of Voorhees. NJ Ingredients: 3T coconut oil 1T castor oil 1t beeswax 1T sunflower oil 1T hempseed oil 1T honey 1-2 drops of your favorite essential or fragrance oil Instructions: Melt the wax and coconut oil together. Store in small containers. From Nature With Love Page 105 http://www. UT Ingredients: 2 oz hazelnut oil 1 oz hemp seed oil . Pour into tubes or pots. as mix thickens add hempseed oil and essential oil.com . Remove from heat and stir in the honey and essential oil.75 oz beeswax . add essential oil.Hemp lip Balm Submitted by Bonnie of Cedar City. Stir well. add honey.

Allow to solidify. shea butter. E capsule for extra nourishment. When mixture has cooled down a bit. Remove from heat.(Also can add Vit. http://www. Lemongrass w/mint) Instructions: Put the 4 ounces of oil in 8 oz glass cup. This should be hard enough to use in lip balm tubes. and oils together in a double boiler. Add EO or FO a little at a time. FL Following your basic balm recipe. safflower or grapeseed oil 2 t. Pour into lip balm containers. add a little more jojoba or sweet almond oil. If it is too hard. Remove from heat & stir with stainless spoon. shea or other vegetable butter 2 oz. GA Ingredients: 1 1/2 tsp Beeswax 1 1/2 tsp Shea Butter 1/2 tsp Jojoba Oil 1/2 tsp Sweet Almond Oil 3-4 drops Sweet Orange Oil or Peppermint Oil (or flavor oil if you prefer) 10 drops vitamin E 1000 IU Instructions: Melt beeswax.) Moisturizing Lip Balm Submitted by Tiffany of Cartersville.com Page 106 From Nature With Love .FromNatureWithLove. here are specifics Ingredients: 2 oz.Kissable Lip Balm Submitted by Pam of Crawfordville. Tangerine w/dash of sage. Makes about 5 tubes. EO or FO(Nice citrus choices are Sweet Orange/Cinnamon leaf. add essential oil and the vitamin E into the mixture. beeswax 2 oz. add beeswax & butter & melt in microwave (or in double boiler). jojoba or hazelnut oil 2 oz. Stir and pour into lip balm containers. Lime.

just be careful it doesn’t get too hot).Sherry’s Extra Moisture Lip Balm Submitted by Sherry of Newtown. PA Sherry’s Lip Balm Recipe Ingredients: .4 oz shea butter . Stir well.4 oz cocoa butter 10 drops Viatmin E 1400 IU 1 .2 tsp.4 oz sweet almond oil .com . if you wish or mica colorant of your choice Instructions: Melt everything but the flavor oil (you can use the microwave. moisturizing lip balm that feels SO smooth on. Add in flavor oil and lipstick piece or mica.4 oz white beeswax pellets . flavor oil A sliver of a NEW lipstick for color. This works best in tubes and is a nice.FromNatureWithLove. From Nature With Love Page 107 http://www.

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IA A good basic lotion that makes 8 oz. Blend with stick blender until fully blended. Remove the mixture from the heat. Add preservative and fragrance oil and blend until incorporated. Bring this mixture almost to boiling.com .Lotions All-Over Lotion Submitted by Rachel of Urbana. Slowly add the borax-water mixture to it. Melt beeswax and sweet almond oil in a double boiler stirring occasionally. From Nature With Love Page 109 http://www. Ingredients: 1 oz Glycerin 1 oz Stearic Acid 1 oz Emulsifying Wax 2 oz Sweet Almond or Jojoba Oil 3 oz distilled water 1/2 t grapefruit seed extract 1/2 t fragrance oil (opt) Instructions: Measure out first 5 ingredients and put into a 2 cup glass measuring cup. Allow the lotion to cool completely while whisking. Microwave 2 1/2 minutes or until solid ingredients are melted. NJ Ingredients: 1/8 t borax powder 1/4 cup distilled water 1/2 cup almond oil 1 T grated beeswax Instructions: Dissolve borax in the water. Pour into an 8 oz container and seal tightly. Shake periodically until cool and enjoy! Almond Oil Lotion Submitted by Yohana of Voorhees. and can be used year-round.FromNatureWithLove.

I use honeycomb with the bee on it. UT Ingredients: 1 tsp. orange essential oil.FromNatureWithLove. Citric Acid 4 Tbs. Flax seed oil and avocado oils) 4 Tbs. Blend again to ensure even distribution of scent.Beeswax Handbutter . Glycerin 1 to 1 1/2 cup water 12 drops Grapefruit seed extract FD & C Dye to color Fragrance oil to scent Instructions: Combine all ingredients except GSE in a heat safe container. Remove from heat. Spoon into 3 oz molds. of each of the following: Shea Butter. until water turns milky and all ingredients are melted. Veg. Add GSE. Lanolin.Lotion Bar Submitted by Julie of Carrier Mills. Wrap in plastic wrap. Pour into clean containers. blend with blender until starts to thicken. Melt in hot water bath. Body & Feet Cream Submitted by Robyn of West Valley City. tea tree oil. http://www. jojoba oil Instructions: Melt all ingredients together in a double boiler. Stearic Acid 1/2 Cup Emulsfying Wax 1/2 Cup Oil Blend (Try Kukui nut. Place in freezer until set up. for decoration purpose you can place in 4 inch clay or plastic plant tray and tie raffia bow around it.com Page 110 From Nature With Love . in double boiler. color and scent. IL Ingredients: 4 oz. Avacado oil. Beeswax 3 oz. Cocoa Butter 1/4 oz.

Put in containers. cocoa butter and wax in double boiler over medium heat. Remove from heat and place in large mixing bowl. Add fragrance if desired. With stick blender in motion slowly add water until well blended. TN Moisturizing Suntan Lotion Ingredients: Coconut Oil 2 oz Glycerin 4.FromNatureWithLove. From Nature With Love Page 111 http://www.Camelot’s Suntan Lotion Submitted by Glenda of Milan.5 oz Citric Acid 1 tsp GSE 2 oz Vitamin E 5 capsules Instructions: Melt oils.5 oz Emulifying Wax 3 oz Water 38 oz (room temp) Sesame Oil 12 oz Cocoa Butter 2. Add citric acid.com . Add glycerin and vitamin E. Cool slightly and add GSE.

you can add when mixture is still hot.8 oz Baking Soda 0. While blending (stick blender is best)the oils. SLOWLY add the water phase.Creme de la Cream Submitted by Andrea of Worcester. close and squish until mixed. http://www.3 oz Citric Acid 0.1 oz Corn Starch 0. If using phenonip. As cream cools.1 oz E-Wax 0.1 oz Soy Letchin 0. Cut corner from bag and “pipe” into containers.8 oz Phenonip(or other appropriate preservative) 0.com Page 112 From Nature With Love .1 oz Instructions: Combine and heat oil phase until fully incorporates. Also. MA A thick. Keep blending.05 oz Oil Phase Grapeseed Oil 2 oz Manog Butter 0. then adding scent and/or color. add color/scent.15 oz Shea Butter 0. When COMPLETELY cool. transfer to jars. This will depend on your preservative.15 oz Stearic Acid 0. easily absorbed body cream Ingredients: Water Phase: Distilled Water 12. it becomes VERY thick. I scent “as I go” by heating the cream slightly. Check with manufacturer for other preservatives.FromNatureWithLove. Heat water phase and dissolve baking soda and cornstarch completely. you can put cream into a zip bag. Cool both phases slightly.

By the next day. itchy patches and keeps his VERY dry skin nicely lubricated. I rub on the oil and it stops it from getting any worse. As soon as I see it starting to get red and inflamed. From Nature With Love Page 113 http://www. jar. FL Oil Combo for Eczema Sufferers Ingredients: 4 oz jojoba oil 20 drops evening primrose oil 12 drops lavender essential oil 12 drops roman camomile essential oil Instructions: Combine all ingredients. It has been the only remedy that has worked for him. This has worked WONDERS on my little boy (21 months) who suffers with a bad case of eczema.Easy Body Lotion Submitted by Elise of Lake Elsinore. Use as a daily lubricant on the skin.com . It stops him from breaking out with the red. Eczema Soother Submitted by Anna-maria of Sarasota.FromNatureWithLove. Shake vigorously before each use. His skin will sometimes still get irritated when he comes in contact with an allergen. his skin is back to normal. Ingredients: 3 tbs glycerin 3 tbs rose or zdravetz hydrosol 1 tbs rice bran oil 1 tbs meadowfoam oil 1 tbs jojoba oil 10 drops Grapefruit seed extract A few drops FD & C Red #33 Lake Instructions: Put all ingredients in a sterilized 4 oz. CA Makes about 4 oz.

3 oz Stearic acid 1/8 tsp citric acid 26 oz distilled water 1 oz Glycerin 4 Vitamin E capsules Preservative at correct amount . Add oil mixture to water mixture and blend with a stick blender to ensure complete emulsification. Allow to cool several minutes. Stir in grapeseed oil. http://www.6 oz Emulsifying Wax .Light Lotion Spray Submitted by Melissa of Milan. Peppermint Neroli Lotion A smooth.3 oz Fragrance Instructions: In a microwave-safe bowl. TN Ingredients: 1 oz Sweet almond oil 1 oz Apricot Kernel oil 1 oz Grapeseed oil . Stir in 15 drops Neroli oil and 5 drops peppermint. I fragrance mine by the bottle in lieu of a whole batch. glycerin and preservative and mix well. nourishing lotion for face and body Ingredients: 1/4 Cup grapeseed oil 1/4 Cup apricot kernal oil 1/2 Cup distilled water 1 tbsp aloe vera gel 1 tsp beeswax 1/8 tsp borax 1/4 tsp baking soda Instructions: Melt oils and waxes together in a double boiler. heat almond and apricot kernel oils. Heat in microwave for two min.FromNatureWithLove. baking soda and aloe vera gel. mix water and citric acid and heat in microwave. You may use any combination of light oils to make 3 ounces. Fragrance as desired. Add vitamin E. In a separate bowl. e-wax and stearic until melted. Aloe vera may be substituted for a portion of the water and added after heating the water and citric acid. Slowly drizzle oils into water mixture and use a hand blender until thick. Mix water. borax.com Page 114 From Nature With Love .

also great for reducing stretch marks when made w/ EMU Oil Ingredients: 2.50 oz. From Nature With Love Page 115 http://www. Mango Butter 1. Emulsifying Wax (way cool product that binds water to oil and keeps it from seperating!) 0. Lavender Essential Oil 0. Calendula Oil 2. Pour into jars or pump lotion bottles and continue to shake periodically until the mixture becomes creamy and thick. Tea Tree Oil 2.50 oz.Rich Creamy Butter Lotion Submitted by Staci of Cocoa Beach. Patchouli Essential Oil 0.50 oz.30 oz. you want to keep blending until mixture is about body temp (around 97 to 98 degrees). Stearic Acid (may add less for thinner lotion) 3. Emu Oil 2. Vegetable Glycerin 2. Heat the aloe water and rose water mixture to about 140 degrees as well.50 oz.0 oz.50 oz. butters.00 oz. Coconut Fragrance Oil I chose these essential oils for their specific medicinal purposes that are great for the skin.70 oz.50 oz.com . Sweet Almond Oil 2. Rose Water or Floral Water of your choice 32. FL Thick creamy lotion.00 oz. The coconut fragrance oil balances the essential oil blend and tones it down yet still giving the Patchouli the middle note while also toning down the coconut fragrance and leaving it as the base note.30 oz. (I use a double boiler so you can’t burn it or boil it).00 oz.30 oz. then cool to about 140 degrees. Vitamin E 1000 IU 2. Rosewood Essential Oil 0. or sensitive irritated skin. and waxes on low until everything has melted. Shea Butter 2. then add EO’s & FO’s and GSE and blend some more at a higher speed.00 oz. Instructions: Heat the oils. Aloe Vera Gel or distilled water Great Patchouli Scent Blend: 1.FromNatureWithLove.30 oz.50 oz. great for dry. Grape Seed Extract (GSE) as a natural preservative 3.50 oz. this will prevent any seperation of the oils and water. Put the oils into a large mixing bowl and start mixing on slow while slowly adding the water mixture until all water is added. Hemp Oil 4. can also be used as a hand cream when made w/ less water or more stearic acid. itchy.

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even can be used for facial mask Ingredients: Dry Lavender 2tbsp Dry Rose buds 2tbsp Water 100ml Honey 1tbsp Fresh Sour Cream 1tbsp Sweet Almond Oil 1tsp Clay(Fuller or whatever suits better for your skin type) 100g Orange Essentil Oil 3drops Instructions: 1. CA Skin Re-Vitalizing Mask Ingredients: 1 tsp Rose Clay 1 egg white 1/16th tsp Neem Powder 1/2 tsp oat starch Rose hydrosol Instructions: Mix all of the ingredients except the rose hydrosol. 3. Body Clay Submitted by Tracy of Montreal. slowly add the rose hydrosol to the desired consistency. and massage it gently. let it stay for three minutes. Wash face with mild soap and water. 2. Pat dry.Masks Beauty’s Secret Submitted by Marc of Oroville. blend it well and add the clay slowly until it’s smooth and pasty. QC For all skin type. Apply to face and allow to dry for 15 min. From Nature With Love Page 117 http://www. Cool it and filter the water. add 3 drops of Orange (or other) Essential Oil to scent it. simmer for 10 mins. sour cream. Take a warm bath before using this therapy. When the body feels warm from the clay. close the lid.com . Put the honey. Put the clay over the body. The neem powder is especially good for acne prone skin. When this is mixed thoroughly. Before use.FromNatureWithLove. put the dry lavender and rose buds in. take a cool shower to clean the body. Boil water in a stainless steel pot. sweet almond oil into the cooled infusion.

Rinse with warm water. For super sensitive skin. herbal tea. http://www. water Instructions: Powder dry ingredents well. Apply to face and allow to dry for ten to twenty minutes. AR This gentle. Use once or twice a week. floral water. Store remaining mixture in airtight container. Put a few tablespoons of the mix in a small bowl.FromNatureWithLove. Add wetting agent to make a paste. herbs can be left out or lessened.Herbal Clay and Oat Mask Submitted by Stephanie of Conway.com Page 118 From Nature With Love . soothing mask is a treat for those who have Ingredients: 1/4 cup colloidal oatmeal fine 3 Tb china clay 2 Tb lavender flowers 2 Tb chamomile flowers One or more of the following wetting agents: honey.

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PA Citrus Blast M&P Shampoo Bar Ingredients: 1lb opaque M&P base 1t almond oil 4t shea butter 1 1/2t castor oil 1oz beeswax 1 1/2oz cocoa butter 2-3 drops orange fo/eo 2-3 drops lemon fo/eo 2-3 drops grapefruit fo/eo colorant (optional) Instructions: While soap base is melting. Combine soap base and oil/butter mixture and stir constantly until cooled. Lanolin 2 tsp. Add all the other ingredients and stir well. Pour into molds and let it sit for 3 hours Put molds in freezer for 5 minutes and pop them out. Coconut Opaque M&P Base 2 tsp.Melt and Pour Citrus Blast M&P Shampoo Bar Submitted by Jenn of Bechtelsville. http://www. combine oils. Coffee Grounds 2 tsp.com Page 120 From Nature With Love . Pour into molds and allow to cool. Aloe Vera Gel 3 tsp.FromNatureWithLove. beeswax and butters and melt separate from soap base. Add fragrance and color. Heavy Whipping Cream 10 Drops Coffee Fragrance Oil 10 Drops Vanilla Fragrance Oil Instructions: Melt the soap base in a double boiler. Package as desired Coffee and Cream Soap Use to aid in the fight against cellulite Ingredients: 8 oz.

When you are finished pouring. Let set for 5-6 hours or overnight. and store in a cool. Ingredients: 1 lb. dark place for at least 1 week. flipping bars daily to prevent warping. stirring gently. Should make an amber colored soap with a darker layer where the cinnamon settles. gently remove soap from molds. dry. making one pass to create an “x” pattern. and essential oil blend. wakes you up! Ingredients: 1 pound opaque soap base 1 tablespoon cucumber fo 1 tablespoon English ivy fo 3-4 drops peppermint eo light green mica Instructions: Melt down the soap base and scent. unscented clear glycerine melt & pour base 1 1/2tsp. being careful to avoid over stirring. cut into slices if necessary. Allow to cool and package as desired. sunflower oil Instructions: Combine essential oils and 1/2 tsp. When your base cools to about 120 degrees. stirring gently. Heat over low-medium heat until beginning to melt. you are ready to pour. Pour into prepared molds. From Nature With Love Page 121 http://www. PA Refreshing and invigorating. cinnamon in glass mixing bottle. Cut melt & pour soap into 1 inch cubes. If you swirl it too much you will get a solid color. place into top of double boiler.FromNatureWithLove.Cucumber Ivy Swirl Mint Soap Submitted by Jenn of Bechtelsville. like an amber sunset. set aside. Continue melting until soap is completely melted.com . take a spoon or pop stick and create a slight swirling motion in the soap. Earth Tones Submitted by Carrie of Rochester. Sprinkle cinnamon evenly over soap. divided 10 drops sweet orange essential oil 5 drops lavender essential oil 1 drop rosemary essential oil 1 tsp. works wonderfully. remove from heat and immediately add sunflower oil. NY Has a light earthy smell to it. Take the colored base and the white base and begin to pour them on opposite sides of the mold. ground cinnamon. Pour ½ of your scented base into a glass-measuring cup and color as desired with the green mica.

com Page 122 From Nature With Love . Add the clay. WV Ingredients: 1 lb opaque melt & pour base 1/2 cup whole or goats milk 1 Tbsp honey 20 drops Vitamin E 250IU 1 Tbsp melted beeswax 1 tsp vanilla fragrance oil 1 tsp or your favorite oil Instructions: Melt beeswax and MP base over a double boiler. The clay and citus powders draw off the oils in your face.FromNatureWithLove.French Citrus Bar Submitted by Gail of Loxahatchee. and extra oil and stir. FL Super Cleanser for Oily Skin Ingredients: 8 oz M&P (clear or opaque) 1 tsp French Green Clay 1/2 tsp Lemon Peel Powder 1/2 tsp Orange Peel Powder 1 tsp Jojoba Oil 5 drops Tea Tree Essential Oil 5 drops Lemon Essential Oil 2 drops Lemongrass Essential Oil Instructions: Cut up the Melt and pour soap into small chunks and gently melt in the microwave or in a doubleboiler. Makes about 2-3 bars. Remove from heat and cool slightly before adding the vanilla fragrance oil. you may want to use a light moisturizer afterwards. honey. vitamin E. Add essential oils and stir again. http://www. Add the milk. Pour into molds. Milk & Honey Butter Bars Submitted by Shannon of Crab Orchard. Pour into molds and unmold when hard. the essential oils are antibacterial. citrus powders and the jojoba oil and stir thoroughly. If you have only slightly oily skin.

Add mix to melted soap base and stir gently until thoroughly blended. it will be naturally brown due to the honey. NC A moisturizing and healing soap Ingredients: 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil 2 Tablespoons Water 2 Tablespoons Milk Powder 2 Tablespoons Honey. Spice or Vanilla Fragrance Oil if desired 1/2 cup melted Melt and Pour base Instructions: Combine all ingredients except the M&P soap in a small bowl and mix well. The mixture will be thick.com . From Nature With Love Page 123 http://www. I have used both a white and clear soap base with excellent results. I do not add any coloring to this soap since it is for healing.Milk and Honey Melt & Pour Soap Submitted by Ann of Pilot Mountain. natural not powdered Honey. Pour into molds.FromNatureWithLove.

topaz. Do this until you have a good solid layer holding the crystals together. Remelt if the base cools too much. The soap will cool quickly and most of it will stick to your hands as you work. You may not need any if the soap is sticky enough. When you’re satisfied with the last layer of your geode. start dipping it into the clear base and use you hands to mold and firm the clear soap around the ball. You will be amazed at your geode! http://www.com Page 124 From Nature With Love . Dip your geode until you have a good layer of “rock” color. it tends to melt the various colors all over each other so resist the urge to go this route. slice down through the slab slicing off the tiny irregular shaped pieces.FromNatureWithLove. Crumble with your hand and chop up into smaller pieces if necessary. Keep repeating this process until you have about 1 cup of tiny crystal-like pieces of soap. cut criss cross cuts 1/8 of an inch deep into the 1" width of the slab.MP Base Geode Ingredients: 1. Start dipping your ball into the colored base until you have a good solid color. Keep the white layers thin but make the colored layers about 1/8 -3/8 inch thick. Then color some melted clear base. It might help to warm the knife slightly over a fire but if you make it too hot. Mix together some “earthy” micas (gold. Keep dipping and molding. Just peel the soap off your hands and place it back into the pan of melted soap. Then do another color and then maybe some more white and then more color and then more white until your geode starts to approach a good 4-5 inches across. blue violet. bronze). Keep working the mica into the outer layer. Then color some of your base with an earthy grayish color to start forming the outer layer.3" x 5" x 1" slab of violet base 1-3 slabs of coconut opaque base 3 . Melt some opaque base and dip the ball into the opaque white base until you have a thin layer of white. Dip your geode in some melted base and start throwing on some micas and you use your fingers to smooth the mica into the soft base. Use one motion to slice through.5 slabs of coconut clear base Ultramarines and oxides and earthy toned micas (pick “rock” tones for a natural looking geode or just pick your six year olds 5 favorite colors) Oil for dispersing pigments Instructions: Hold the slab of violet base in your hand and with a sharp knife. you will be ready to take a sharp non-serrated knife to your geode. When you have covered the surface with cuts. Melt some clear base (don’t make it so hot that you can’t touch it) and with your hands firmly pack the crystals into a ball using some of the clear melted base as “glue” to help hold it together. When you have packed a firm ball. put it down and do some major cleaning up! Get some rest and 48 hours later.

From Nature With Love Page 125 http://www. Ingredients: Per bar: 3-4 oz opaque coconut M&P soap 1 tsp kokum butter 2-3 drops peppermint essential oil 1 scant drop red or pink food coloring (optional) Pumice powder Instructions: Melt soap and butter over a double boiler. Pour into molds. Slice and let it sit for 24hr and wrap with plastic wrap. I use a loaf pan. When the base starts to thicken slightly add your fragrance and oatmeal. You want your oatmeal to be suspended in your base. IN A bar of soap to deodorize and exfoliate the feet. Carefully sprinkle a generous coating of pumice powder onto the bottom of the mold (I like about 1/4 inch thick). Pour a tiny amount of soap into the bottom of the mold. VA Soothing and moisturizing Ingredients: 2lbs of clear or white melt and pour soap 1/8 to 1/4 cup of Honey 3/4 cup of ground oatmeal 1 tsp of vitamin E 1 tablespoon of Vanilla oil 1 tablespoon of Frankincense and Myrhh oil(Fragrance oil or Essential oil) Instructions: Cut the MP into chunks and heat on a double boiler. Add peppermint oil and coloring and stir gently to incorporate.Peppermint Exfoliating Foot Soap Submitted by Susan of Highland.FromNatureWithLove. Let it sit and harden for several hours and unmold. then use the pumice side to get the dead skin off! :) Vanilla Honey Oatmeal Submitted by Tima of Richmond. stir the skin back into the the base. Let your base cool approx.com . Finish filling the mold the rest of the way. 5-10 min or until it starts to form a skin on top. I like this because you can lather up your feet with the “smooth” side. Add honey and vitamin E.

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body butters or add to bath bombs. salt scrubs or even as a soap superfatting blend. lip balms. Camelina Oil Use these oil blends as your basis for body oils. salt scrubs or even as a soap superfatting blend. Flax Seed Oil or Tamanu Oil 1 oz. Oil Blend: Hair 4 oz. breams. breams. body butters or add to bath bombs.com . Castor Oil or Tamanu Oil 1 oz. breams. Seabuckthorn Oil Use these oil blends as your basis for body oils. Camelina Oil 2 oz. lotions. body butters or add to bath bombs. Calendula Oil 2 oz.Oil Blends Oil Blend: Eczema 1 oz. Oil Blend: Light 2 oz. lotions. Monoi de Tahiti Oil or Shea Oil 1 oz. Jojoba Oil 1 oz. lip balms. Emu Oil or Rice Bran Oil 1 oz. From Nature With Love Page 127 http://www. Watermelon Seed Oil 8 oz. Sunflower Oil Use these oil blends as your basis for body oils. Apricot Kernel Oil 4 oz. lip balms. Fractionated Coconut Oil 2 oz. salt scrubs or even as a soap superfatting blend. Emu Oil 2 oz.FromNatureWithLove. lotions.

Flax Seed Oil 1 oz. body butters or add to bath bombs. breams. Wheatgerm Oil 3 oz. lip balms. Peach Kernel Oil 1/2 oz.Oil Blend: Light Face 1/2 oz. body butters or add to bath bombs. Fractionated Coconut Oil 1 oz. lotions.com Page 128 From Nature With Love . Hemp Seed Oil or Tamanu Oil 4 oz.FromNatureWithLove. Evening Primrose Oil Use these oil blends as your basis for body oils. lip balms. salt scrubs or even as a soap superfatting blend. Fractionated Coconut Oil Use these oil blends as your basis for body oils. lotions. Seabuckthorn Oil Use these oil blends as your basis for body oils. breams. lotions. salt scrubs or even as a soap superfatting blend. Vitamin E Oil 2 oz. Oil Blend: Rich But Penetrating 3 oz. lip balms. Avocado Oil 4 oz. Virgin Coconut Oil 1 oz. salt scrubs or even as a soap superfatting blend. Oil Blend: Rich 2 oz. Rice Bran Oil 1 oz. Sesame Oil 6 oz. body butters or add to bath bombs. Fractionated Coconut Oil 1 oz. breams. Jojoba Oil 1 oz. http://www.

lip balms. Kukui Nut Oil 1 oz. lip balms. body butters or add to bath bombs. salt scrubs or even as a soap superfatting blend. irritated skin) 1 oz. Oil Blend: Soothing (for inflamed. body butters or add to bath bombs. Mango Butter 1 oz. Virgin Coconut Oil Use these oil blends as your basis for body oils.Oil Blend: Rich Butter 2 oz. Hempseed Oil 1 oz. salt scrubs or even as a soap superfatting blend. Shea Butter 2 oz. Carrot Oil Use these oil blends as your basis for body oils. Emu Oil 1 oz. lip balms. From Nature With Love Page 129 http://www. Jojoba Oil 3 oz. Calendula Oil 3 oz. breams. breams. Aloe Vera Oil 2 oz. Oil Blend: Sun Care 1 oz. Seabuckthorn Oil Use these oil blends as your basis for body oils. lotions. breams.FromNatureWithLove. Emu Oil 1 oz. Tamanu Oil 2 oz. Seabuckthorn Oil 1 oz. lotions. body butters or add to bath bombs. salt scrubs or even as a soap superfatting blend. lotions. Rice Bran Oil 4 oz.com .

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o. MI A good all around ointment to soothe irritated skin. Stir in the essential oils. PA Easy to make basic ointment. Darlene’s Ointment #1 Submitted by Darlene of Penna. Instructions: While waiting for the water to heat in the double boiler. Place herbs back in bowl over steaming water and add enough beeswax to create the desired consistancy. grated (as noted below) 1/2 Tbsp. Beeswax Instructions: Place herbs in glass bowl over simmering water (or double broiler). melt the beeswax pellets and grated cocoa butter. almond oil 1/2 Tbsp. When the double boiler is ready.FromNatureWithLove.3 hours.o. Let cool slightly. beeswax pellets 1 1/2 Tbsp. Dried Calendula Petals 1/2 C. Remove from heat and add all of the oils. Grating the cocoa butter ahead of time makes it very easy to use when needed. It could be made in larger quantities to suite your needs. Dried Plantain Leaves Olive Oil to cover About 1 Tbl. partially submerge the sealed bottle of coconut oil in hot water in the sink to liquify it. I use a clean wooden chopstick to stir everything together.. jojoba oil 3 drops patchouli e. Ingredients: 1/2 C. 3 drops lavender e. Strain. Pour into lip balm jars. Furnace.Ointments Calendula & Plantain Ointment Submitted by Jennifer of Hersey. ENJOY! From Nature With Love Page 131 http://www. Pour into a clean glass jar and seal tightly. Warm the oil stirring often for about 2 .com . cocoa butter. I store the grated cocoa butter in a tightly sealed glass jar. coconut oil 1 Tbsp. Note: I purchase my cocoa butter in chunks and use the grater blade in a food processor to grate it. I made this is a small batch as an experiment and loved it. Ingredients: 3/4 Tbsp. cover with oil. Label the jar with the ingredients and date it was made.

http://www. VA For use when cramping during PMS Ingredients: 10 drops geranium 15 drops lavender 5 drops german chamomile 3 drops cypress 4 oz almond oil Instructions: Mix well and store in a bottle or jar.FromNatureWithLove.PMS Oil Blend Submitted by Maryam of Lexington. Apply to abdomen as needed.com Page 132 From Nature With Love .

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Exquisite aroma. dried lavender 1 tbsp sage leaves 1 dried bay leaf 1 tsp. Strain and rebottle.Perfumes & Colognes Aftershave Submitted by Maryam of Lexington. Roll the bottle between your palms gently and allow to settle for a day or two. VA Ingredients: 1 cup vodka 2 tsp dried yarrow 1 tbsp. This blend can be further diluted in distilled water and used as a spritzer. and allow blend to age for at least 2-3 weeks before use. Add alcohol (vodka).com Page 134 From Nature With Love . add Essential Oils one at a time. whole cloves Instructions: Mix everything together in a glass jar and store in a dark sry spot for 2-3 weeks. http://www.FromNatureWithLove. PA All-Natural Alluring Perfume Blend Ingredients: Essential Oils: 7 drops Sandalwood 7 drops Patchouli 3 drops Italian Neroli 1 drop Jasmine Absolute (India) 1 drop Jasmine Absolute (Egypt) Base: 10ml Everclear or high-proof (100+) vodka Instructions: To a 1/2 ounce (15ml) amber glass bottle. Shake periodically to disperse oils. Splash on! Alluring Submitted by Kathy of Lansford.

Add vodka. Let mellow a few days.Citrus Zinger Cologne Submitted by Donna of Woodridge.com . IL Unisex refreshing citrus perfume Ingredients: 1 oz of vodka (100 proof) 10 drops bergamot essential oil 4 drops lime essential oil 4 drops sweet orange essential oil 2 drops rosewood essential oil Instructions: Pour vodka into sterile glass bottle. skin softening body spray. Shake to use. KY Earthy. Shake well. Can apply to skin like a splash. or put in an atomizer. Shake well. spray over skin to retain moisture and add fragrance!! From Nature With Love Page 135 http://www. with a hint of floral Ingredients: 30 drops of oil of jasmine (absolute diluted in jojoba oil) 12 drops of essential oil of ylang-ylang 12 drops of essential oil of patchouli 1/2 oz vodka Instructions: Mix all oils together.FromNatureWithLove. lime and rosewood oil. Denise’s Night Out Submitted by Denise of Clinton. Shake to blend. hydrosol of your choice 1/2 teaspoon of essential or fragrance oil Instructions: Combine all in a 4 oz plastic spray bottle. IN Scented. sweet orange. musky. Ingredients: 1/2 oz glycerine 10 drops of vitamin E 3 oz. set aside for one week. Hydrating Perfumed Body Spray Submitted by Nancy of Worthington. Add bergamot.

Put into squeeze bottle or pump bottle for easier dispensing. let it harden. you don’t want pesticides! (optional) Instructions: Put bees wax or hydrogenated jojoba and coconut oil into a non-reactive pan and heat on low until wax melts into the oil. Then add remaining ingredients and mix well.5 oz for each ounce of fractionated coconut oil Individual lilac flowers cut from the bunch—if possible go for organic. If it is too hard or soft when it cools on the spoon. NM Heavenly scent of lilac in a solid form with optional decorative flowers Ingredients: 1 part fractionated coconut oil 1 part bees wax or hydrogenated jojoba MP 56 Lilac fragrance oil (it is a good idea to have . 2-3 days. This recipe can be used with other scents also. I recommend using a toothpick or tweezers to place them. Men’s After Shave Gel Ingredients: 1/2 Cup pure Aloe Vera Gel 1 Tablespoon Water 2 teaspoons 100 proof Vodka 2 teaspoons Witch Hazel 1 bayleaf or 10 drops of essential or fragrance oil.Lilac Solid Perfume Submitted by Elena of Las Cruces. Stir again and pour into containers. add wax or oil. Stir in fragrance oil to desired strength. Test the consistency by sticking a cold spoon into the mix. put the flowers on top and spoon another batch on top of them. but before it starts to harden. If desired take lilac flowers and place them into the mix before it hardens over. they look the best when they are barely covered.FromNatureWithLove. http://www. Stir and let cool until you can touch the mixture.com Page 136 From Nature With Love . Another good way is to make a batch and fill the containers 2/3 full. Instructions: Allow bayleaf or oil to remain in gel and age for approx.

Shake well before each use.com .Mood Scents: Happiness Submitted by Candice of Osprey. Store in glass bottle. Mood Scents: Serenity Submitted by Candice of Osprey. Store in glass bottles. From Nature With Love Page 137 http://www. FL Serenity Ingredients: 2 drops sandlewood essential oil 1 drop clove essential oil 3 drops mountain rain fragrance oil (or something of the like) 1 drop your favorite flower fragrance oil (I use gardenia) Instructions: Mix with your favorite base oil (I use jojoba). FL Happiness Ingredients: 3 drops bergamot essential oil 2 drops jasmine absolute 2 drops rosemary oil (i use infused oil) 1 drop gardenia fragrance oil Instructions: Mix with your favorite base oil (I use jojoba oil) about 1 to 2 oz.FromNatureWithLove. and make sure to shake before each use.

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if you want the base color to be white. go back and add more of the base color botanicals to bring it back in balance. It can be made with 2 colors or many colors. Do not add the highlight botanical pieces yet ( you will want to add these after you have packaged your potpourri so that they stand out). glass apothecary jars or anything else that will show off the blend. It can be simple white and gold. you may want to pick colors that seem to go with the fragrance. A wide ribbon in one of your colors can be used to tie off the bag. reminds you of warm reds. Pick a botanical or a few botanicals in that color. greens and browns perhaps but not navy blue. nuts. cinnamon sticks. For instance. Or Holiday Spice. you can choose white globe amaranths and white angel wings which are different in size. Start adding the botanicals from your other color groups one at a time making sure to record how many cups of each you used. you want to decide which color or colors will be most predominant. Or. Once you’ve decided on your colors. you will want to choose from a variety of cones. You will only need a few pieces of this item. until you are pleased with the overall texture. Cardboard boxes with clear acetate From Nature With Love Page 139 http://www. If it seems like you base color got overwhelmed by the colors. or white or black or any other contrasting color. pods etc. For example. Remember to pick various shapes and sizes. Now you are ready to package your potpourri. shape and texture. Choose an appropriate fragrance (if you started with a fragrance in mind you are ready to start mixing).Potpourri Basic Potpourri Instructions: Choosing the botanicals: Decide on a color scheme. If you are using more than one botanical for the predominant color. Once you like the proportions of your botanicals you are ready to add the fragrance. Make a note of how many cups of each botanical you used so you can adjust the proportions as you go and be able to reproduce the mix again later. Then start choosing botanicals and spices and dried fruits from your other color groups. It can be very natural and earthy looking or very brilliant. For instance. if you have a fragrance in mind. clear acetate boxes.com . combine them one at a time. if you are choosing browns. It helps to pick a variety of sizes or textures. Allow the oil to soak in.FromNatureWithLove. You may wish to add a highlight to your mix such as gold. Putting it together: Place your base color botanical in a large mixing container or bucket. Package your potpourri in cello bags. Cello bags are a nice inexpensive way to package potpourri. oranges. vanilla â•“ you immediately think of whites and natural colors not bright orange. The easiest easy way to add scent to the botanicals is to use a spray bottle and to mix the botanicals as you spray them with essential or fragrance oil. Mix well without crushing the botanicals making sure that there are no pools of oil anywhere. cup by cup. Choose a botanical that is bold and large like pomegranates or orange slices or gold amra nuts.

Let rest 2 weeks in dark spot. Ginger Slices 1/4 C. Before sealing the package add the highlight pieces one by one so they stand out where they can be seen against the packaging. Check scent. Sunflower Petals 5 Mango Pods 1/2 C. (If using a food dehydrator.com Page 140 From Nature With Love . Birch cones. this will take a few days. 6. and put it in a dark area for 2 weeks. To dry the fruit out.lemon. open the bag. Package.(food dehydrators can be bought at your local wal-mart.lime or patchouli fragrance oil Orange Cedarchips. Remember to shake the bag up every couple of days.FromNatureWithLove. Citrus Potpourri Submitted by Kimberly of Malaga. you can either use a food dehydrator or place them on a cookie sheet lined with wax paper and place it in the oven on very very low heat. NJ Ingredients: 3 Limes 3 Lemons 2 Oranges or Tangerines Orange. Dry it out until it is a light brown color. Add FO to oakmoss and Arti Pods. You can place the fruit in there and just let it go. Times vary for ovens) 4. Add about 5-10 drops of your prefered fragrance. Albezzia Leaves 1/4 C Starflower Light Green 2 tsp. If you want a stronger smell. Slice all the fruit into thin slices. without tying up your oven. Lily Petals. and some more fragrance oil and repeat the last step Fresh Pear Submitted by Michele of Jenison. Rose Petals 1/4 C. and has almost no smell to it. Allow to sit another 2 weeks.After the two weeks is up. White Angel Wings 1/4 C. layer all ingredients with Mango Pods and Oakmoss on top. Oakmoss 1/2 C. 2. Albezzia leaves. Place all the dried fruit and the botanicals into 2 large sandwich plastic bags. MI Ingredients: 1/4 C. 5. I’ve found that the dehydrator works the best. Allow to sit a minute and then toss together.covers are nice too and can be found at most packaging supplies. http://www. Ribbons or natural raffia ties are a nice touch. I got mine for $20) 3. Add more FO if desired. Close the bags with a twist tie. Sun Ripened Pear FO Instructions: In glass jar. Natural Angel Wings and any other botanical you like Instructions: 1. Orange & Light Green Star Flowers.

Cap jar and let rest 2 weeks in a dark place. Toss together. Mauve Orchids 3/4 C. Package. and allow to sit another week. Purple Larkspur 1/2 C. placing polbosa on top. for two weeks. Add FO. Heather Fragrance Oil Instructions: In glass jar. ea. Open the jar. in the dark. Milo Berries. and then Oak Moss on top. Dusty Lavender & Rose Ingredients: 3/4 C. toss all together.: Red Milo Berries Rhododendron Leaves Purple Angel Wings Red Velvet Flowers Sunflower Petals Bleached Polbosa Orange Peel Ribbons Pink Angel Wings Gold Curly Pods Burgundy Hibiscus Flowers Instructions: In glass jar. From Nature With Love Page 141 http://www. cap the jar and let sit. Fresh Multi Color Ingredients: 1/4 C. Purple Angel Wings 1/4 C. Mardi Gras Submitted by Michele of Jenison.com .FromNatureWithLove. White Milo Berries 2 tsp. layer Orchids. Let sit 2 more weeks. MI 2-1/2 C. Add FO to oakmoss and allow it to sit a minute. Oakmoss in bite-size pieces 1/4 C. MI 2-1/2 C. Rescent if necessary (if you prefer a stronger scent). Check scent. Add more FO to polbosa if desired. layer all ingredients BUT angel wings. Package. let sit a minute.Heather Potpourri Submitted by Michele of Jenison. Add the Angel Wings and larkspur. Toss all together and let sit another week.

layer all ingredients. Lily Petals 1/4 C. adding angel wings and larkspur when FO has been absorbed by other ingredients. except angel wings and Larkspur. Cranberry FO 3/4 tsp. Check scent. MI 2-1/2 C. Let rest another 2 weeks. and let rest 2 weeks in a dark place. If more is desired. Toss everything together. Toss all. and store another 2 weeks in the dark. Green Kernifern 1/8 C. Oakmoss 1/4 C. MI 2 C. Apple FO 1/2 tsp. Patchouli Potpourri Submitted by Michele of Jenison. cap the jar. Old Fashioned Christmas Ingredients: 1/4 C. http://www. Red Velvet Flower 1/4 C. cap jar. Oakmoss 1/4 C. Rhododendron or Eucalyptus Leaves 1/2 C. Ginger Slices 1/2 C. Sponge Mushroom 2 tsp. Package. Patchouli FO Instructions: In glass jar. Bay Leaves 1/2 C. and let rest in dark place for two weeks. Cranberry Milo Berries 1/8 C. Add FO to oakmoss and mushroom and let sit a minute. Purple Larkspur 1/2 C. Red Rose Petals 1/4 C. Check scent.FromNatureWithLove. Add FO blend to oakmoss and let sit a minute. Kernifern 1/2 C. Woody Blend Ingredients: 3-5 Carob Bean Pods 1/4 C. Gold Curly Pods 3/4 tsp. add to oakmoss and mushroom. Purple Angel Wings 1/4 C.com Page 142 From Nature With Love . Toss. layer all ingredients with oakmoss and mushroom on top. with oakmoss on top. Cinnamon FO Instructions: In glass jar.Nostalgia Potpourri Submitted by Michele of Jenison. Add more FO to oakmoss if desired and toss. Package.

cap jar. Mauve Orchids or Violet Babu cut 1/2 C. Plumeria FO Instructions: In glass jar. Romance FO Instructions: In glass jar. Hibiscus Flowers or Rosehips 1/4 C. layer Leaves. and Oak Moss on top. Rose Buttons 1/2 C.Plumerian Delight Potpourri Submitted by Michele of Jenison. layer all ingredients with oakmoss on top.FromNatureWithLove. and let sit a couple weeks in dark place. Pink & Pretty Ingredients: 1/4 C. Package. Toss and let sit another week. and Purple Larkspur. Rose Petals. Purple Larkspur 1/4 C. From Nature With Love Page 143 http://www. and let rest in the dark for two weeks. Add FO and let sit a minute. Let sit another week. Hibiscus Flowers 1/4 C. MI 2-1/2 C. Let sit another 2 weeks. Add more FO to oakmoss if desired. Milo Berries. Red and Romantics Ingredients: 1/4 C. Rose Petals 1/2 C. Oakmoss 1/4 C. add Pink and Purple Angel Wings. Ginger Slices 1/4 C. Rose Petals 1/8 C. Oak Moss 1/4 C. cap jar. Package. White or Natural Milo Berries 1/8 C. Buds. Check scent and add FO if stronger scent is desired. White Milo Berries 1/4 C. Pink Angel Wings 1/4 C.com . Purple Angel Wings 2 tsp. Add FO to oakmoss and allow to sit a minute. When scent is satisfactory. Toss together. Romance Submitted by Michele of Jenison. Pink Rose Buds 2 tsp. Eucalyptus Leaves 1/4 C. toss everything. Check scent. Pink Angel Wings 1/2 C. Hibiscus Flowers. MI 2-1/2 C.

If stronger scent desired. cap jar. and mushrooms on top. Orange Peel Ribbons 1/4 C. Bleached Polbosa 1/2 C.com Page 144 From Nature With Love .Sunflower Submitted by Michele of Jenison. Package. and let sit 2 weeks in the dark. Rose Leaves Instructions: In glass jar. Package. Woody Blend Ingredients: 1/8 C. Oakmoss 1/4 C. Let sit another 2 weeks. add more to mushrooms. cap jar. Add FO to oakmoss and let sit a minute. Bay Leaves 1/4 C. http://www.FromNatureWithLove. Check scent. Vanilla FO 1 tsp. pine cones. Curly Pods 1/4 C. Orange Peel Ribbons 1 tsp. of Sunshine Ingredients: 1/4 C. and let rest in dark place for 2 weeks. Check scent. oakmoss on top.layer all ingredients with oakmoss. Add FO to top ingredients and let sit a minute. Toss all together. MI 2-1/2 C. oakmoss. Gold Curly Pods 1/8 C. and let sit another 2 weeks. Vanilla Bay Submitted by Michele of Jenison. Add more FO to oakmoss if desired. Bay Rum FO Instructions: In glass jar. Yellow Sunflower Petals 1/8 C. MI 2 C. Black Eyed Susans 1/2 C. Mini Pine Cones 1/2 C. and pinecones. Toss all. Oakmoss 1/2 C. Polbosa Bleached 1/8 c. Sponge Mushroom 1/2 C. Bay Leaves 3-5 Carob Bean Pods 1/4 C. layer all ingredients.

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Store in the refigerator. OR Apricot Kernel Face and Body Scrub Ingredients: 2 oz citrus blend or orange blossom floral water 1. 6) Scrape the scrub into glass containers and seal for a day or two. honey 2 drops geranium essential oil 2 drops palmarosa essential oil 1 cup ground almonds 1 cup colloidal oatmeal Instructions: You will need 2 ceramic or glass bowls. leaving the skin restored after each use. Mix in the honey and essential oils. 5) Stiring frequently.FromNatureWithLove.5 oz ground apricot kernel 1 oz melt and pour glycerine soap 1 oz aloe vera gel 1 oz rice bran oil (or other light weight oil suitable for use on the face) Orange and Sandalwood Essential oils Instructions: 1) In a double boiler melt the soap. Add more essential oil and floral water until the desired scent and consistency is achieved. The gentle glycerine soap cleanses. Massage the lather onto face or other areas and rinse with warm water. 2) Place the almonds and oatmeal into the second bowl. a stainless steel spoon. Stir in the liquid. add water and rub into a lathery paste. allow the mixture to cool. The ingredients will blend more thoroughly and fragrance will stablilize into a nutty. woody and vanilla scent. a dropper of sandalwood oil and two droppers of orange essential oil. Typically the scrub is slightly more thin than creamy peanut butter. 2) Once thoroughly melted. add the aloe vera gel and safflower oil.Scrubs Almond-Oatmeal Body Scrub Submitted by Elise of Lake Elsinore. 7) Instructions for use: place a small dab in the palm of your hand. 1) Cut the aloe leaves in half lengthwise and scoop out the clear gel into a bowl.com Page 146 From Nature With Love . adding a little distilled water as needed to make a thick paste. 3) Makes enough for two applications. safflower oil moisturizes and apricot kernel exfoliates. CA Ingredients: 2 to 3 aloe vera leaves 2 Tbs. 3) Remove from heat and stir in the floral water. the aloe heals. Apricot Kernel Face and Body Scrub Submitted by Annette of Eugene. jar. http://www. and a sterilized 8-oz. 4) Mix thoroughly and then stir in the ground apricot kernel.

Finally.com . castor oil. From Nature With Love Page 147 http://www. Remove from heat. stir in the baby shampoo and there you have it. Mix well. dry place.FromNatureWithLove.Body Scrub Submitted by Minh of Albany. Body Scrub Bliss Submitted by Jenna of Troy. CA Use this in the tub or shower to rub off dry skin Ingredients: 1/2 teaspoon beeswax 1 teaspoon castor oil 1/2 teaspoon apricot kernel oil 1 tablespoon sea salt 1 tablespoon almond meal 1 1/2 tablespoon shampoo base Instructions: First melt the beeswax. so apply to damp skin while in the shower. Stone in a cool. Add sea salt and ground almonds. This mixture’s messy. MO Give the gift of flake-free skin with this yummy scrub. Ingredients: 2 cups colloidal oatmeal coarse 1/2 cup honey 1/2 cup chopped almonds 1/4 cup chopped dried orange rinds 1/2 cup peach kernel oil 1/4 cup hazelnut oil 2 Tbsp vitamin E 1000 IU oil 8 drops geranium essential oil 4 drops lime essential oil Instructions: Mix together all ingredients and pour into a glass jar or container. and apricot kernel oil together.

http://www. Note: I use this on my skin daily and modify as needed.2 Tbsp of mixture in palm and wet (water/hydrosol/floral water) until paste-like. Brown Sugar Scrub Submitted by Brenda of Chatom. To Use: place 1 .. Give it a stir each time you use it. AL Ingredients: 1 cup ‘sugar in the raw’ 2 tlbs honey 2 tlbs rose hydrosol 2 tlbs fractionated coconut oil 1/4 cup epsom salts Fragrance oil of choice to ‘taste’ Instructions: Mix all together. massage into skin and rinse well. Add fragrance/essential oils drop by drop while processing. Other additives could be: powdered lemon or orange peel.Body/Facial Scrub Submitted by Hope of Ventura. calendula etc. Gently.FromNatureWithLove.. Keeps well. CA Made with everyday ingredients.com Page 148 From Nature With Love . powdered lavender buds.it can be easily modified to suit your skin type Ingredients: 1/4 C rolled oats 1/4 C powdered milk (buttermilk or goats milk works great) 1 Tbsp table or sea salt Extras added to above: 1Tbsp cornmeal (for extra exfoliation) 1Tbsp rose petal powder 1tsp neem powder (for problem skin) Instructions: Put all ingredients in food processor and process until fine. chamomile.

com .Cleansing Aromatic Salt Glow Submitted by Kymberli Gayle of Manchester. Enjoy Diane’s Body Polish Submitted by Diane of East Islip. Mica Instructions: Heat melted glycerin soap and liquid soap until warmed and stir in the mica until well blended. Add essential oils to the carrier oil before mixing with salts mixture. Ingredients: 1/4 cup sea salt 1/4 cup epsom salts 1/4 cup skin oil (almond and apricot work well) 1 T baking soda 1 T borax 12 drops essential oil ( try 8 drops of geranium and 4 drops of lavender) Instructions: In a canning jar(wide mouth) mix salts well. Either way it will leave your skin clean and soft and give you a subtle fragrence that will enhance your mood. Before bathing or showering. That’s it! I was VERY frustrated by salt scrubs/salt glow recipes that dripped all over and were an oily mess.FromNatureWithLove. Add oils to salts and mix and store. This type of salt scrub firms up enough to scoop out what’s needed and it doesn’t drip all over the place! And best of all it leaves the skin so soft and clean! Enjoy! Diane :-) South Shore Soapworks From Nature With Love Page 149 http://www. melted 1 oz goats milk glycerin soap melted 1/2 cup liquid castille soap 3/4 cup favroite oil blend or sunflower oil 1-2 tsps. then add baking soda and borax and mix again. NY A salt scrub that’s EASY to make and use! Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups dead sea salt fine 1 oz honey glycerin soap. Add salt and stir well to mix completely. use ample amount and rub viggorously in circular motion. or rinse off in the shower. fragrance oil 1/2 tsp. Set into a nice herb bath and soak for 20 minutes. Add oil and fragrance oil and blend thoroughly until emulsified. NH Clears the skin of dead cells and toxins while soaking up minerals and leaving a healthy glow.

orange peel powder or lemon peel powder 1 tablespoon goats milk powder 1 teaspoon honey Heavy Cream as needed Mix all ingredients together using enough heavy cream to make a thick paste.FromNatureWithLove. Happy Skin Scrub Submitted by Maryam of Lexington. To use.Fruit n Honey Oatmeal Body Scrub 1/4 cup mashed ripe mango 1 mashed kiwi 1/2 cup colloidal oatmealfine or coarse 1/4 cup aritha powder 2 tablespoons rose petal powder.add a small amount of water added to a tsp or so of scrub! http://www. and blemishes Ingredients: 1/2 cup oats 1/2 cup rice (brown) 1/4 cup comfrey (dried) 1/4 cup oregano (dried) 1/8 cup anise seed 1/2 cup calendula 1 1/2 cups clay 1/4 cup myrrh 1 drop tea tree essential oil 1 drop lavender essential oil Instructions: Grind and sift all ingredients except oils a few times until powdery. then add oils and stir well. Massage into the skin using a circular motion and then rinse with warm water. VA This scrub is good for acne. pimples. Store in a jar.com Page 150 From Nature With Love .

and color (mix powder with a little oil before you mix it in). Instructions: Combine brown sugar and oil until it reaches a paste like consistency. package as desired.FromNatureWithLove.Lavender Rose Sugar Scrub Submitted by Jenn of Bechtelsville. Remove from heat. MI Moisturizing Scrub that Doubles as a soap Ingredients: 1/2 oz glycerin soap base 1/8 cup liquid castille soap 1/8 cup sunflower.com . aloe. Add liquid soap & oils. Than add vitamin e and fragrance. the mixture should be thick and goupy but still warm. From Nature With Love Page 151 http://www. or other light oil 1 tbsp jojoba oil 3/8 cup epsom salts (or other coarse salt) 1 tsp aloe gel (optional) a few drops peppermint EO a few drops tea tree EO (less than the mint) blue or green mica powder for color (optional) Instructions: Melt glycerin soap base in a double boiler. Stir in salt. vitamin E 6-8 drops rose fo 4-6 drops lavender e. Mint Salt Scrub Submitted by Cindy of Allegan. PA Ingredients: 1 cup sugar or brown sugar 1/4 cup almond oil (or other oil of choice) 1/2 tsp. By this time. safflower. Plop into a glass or plastic container and let cool (or you can use immediately as long as it’s thick to your liking). essential oils.o.

Oatmeal Body Scrub
Submitted by Elise of Lake Elsinore, CA Exfoliate dead skin cells and give the skin a smooth texture Ingredients: 1 handful brown lentils 1 handful coarse rolled oats 1/2 tsp. carrot oil 1/2 tsp. jojoba oil water Instructions: 1)In a blender, reduce the lentils to a coarse powder. Add the rolled oats and process again to make powder; then add the oils and process again. Blend in water by the teaspoonful until the mixture becomes a thick paste. 2) Spoon the miture into a bowl. Massage the scrub all over the body before a shower or bath, paying paticular attention to dry areas. Makes enough for one application.

Sugar & Spice Body Polish
1 cup sugar 1/2 tsp cinnamon powder 4 T orange peel powder 1/4 cup sunflower oil 1/4 cup peach kernel oil 1/8 cup meadowfoam seed oil or jojoba 1 t T50 1/4 cup rice bran oil 1/8 cup wheatgerm oil 1/2 - 1 tsp orange and cinnamon Fragrance oil or apple spice Fragrance oil or any other spice scent FO of your choice. Mix the dry ingredients together. Mix the oils and the fragrance oil together. Combine the oils and dry ingredients and package in a suitable jar type container. To use, scoop out and massage into the skin.

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Summer Salt Scrub
Submitted by Jo Ann of Silver Spring, MD A refreshing salt scrub for summer! Ingredients: (* All ingredients are approximate, use more or less to suit) 2 cups Sea Salt 1/2 cup Corn Meal 1/2 cup light oil 1 TSP Soapnut or liquid soap (opt) EO or FO (for summer I use citrus scents like lemon, orange, grapefruit) Powdered colorant (opt) Instructions: (*note: mix thoroughly each time an ingredient is added) Pour & mix salt and corn meal in a large bowl. Mix in colorant & soapnut if using. For summer I use yellow, coral, or other “sunshiney” colors. I also add in a teeny bit of cosmetic grade glitter. Add EO or FO’s and let sit overnight with a paper towel covering it to “fix” the scent. Next, pour and mix the oil and liquid soap. I prefer light oils like grapeseed or almond, especially for the summer mix. For drier skin in the winter I use a heavier oil. The consistancy should be like damp sand. Scoop into a plastic container (glass is too risky as this should be in the shower). To use, scoop out a couple of fingerfulls and rub along the body BEFORE washing. Actually, with the soap already in it (you can omit if you like) additional washing may not be necessary, but I would avoid the face and other sensitive areas. DEFINITELY avoid any cuts or abrasions as the salt would sting!

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Miscellaneous
5-Alive Air Freshner
Submitted by Sofi of Montreal, QC 5-Alive Type EO Blend Air Freshner Ingredients: 1 tsp of vodka (the stronger the better) (almost) 2oz distilled water 12 drops Sweet Orange EO 12 drops Grapefruit EO 11 drops Tangerine EO 7 drops Mandarin EO 4 drops Bergamot EO 2 drops Lemon EO 2 drops Lime EO 2 drops May Chang EO (Litsea Cubeba) Instructions: Pour vodka into sterile glass cobalt/amber bottle (60ml/2oz.). Add essential oils. Shake well, add distilled water, cap with an atomiser. Shake well before each use. * A 2oz bottle is good for about 500 sprays. ** If you double the recipe to make 4oz, add 1 drop each of lemongrass and ginger EO... mmmmmmm *** Do not spray directly over furniture or fabrics. Keep away from flame. Do not spray near drinks, food or eyes. Keep away from children.

Air Freshner Gel
Ingredients: Air Freshener Gel Base Candle Dye Candle Fragrance Oil Instructions: Air freshener gels are easy to make if you use our gel base. You simply start by melting the gel base in a double boiler being careful not to overheat it. It takes a while so be patient. Don’t stir too much because it will make air bubbles. Once your base is liquid, add candle dyes drop by drop, stirring to get a uniform color. Once you are satisfied with the color, add your fragrance oil (1/2 - 1 oz per 8 oz gel base). Be careful to choose your colors and fragrance oils carefully because if your fragrance oil is yellow or orange in color, it will affect the color of your gel making it difficult to get colors like purple or blue. Quickly pour your gel into glass jars or votive containers. Let them set up.

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Anointing Oil
Submitted by Ray of El Paso, TX Used for anointing purposes Ingredients: 17 drops Maja fragrance oil 3-4 drops sandalwood fragrance oil 2 -3 drops woodspice fragrance oil 1 oz fractionated coconut oil to dilute. Instructions: Combine and use to anoint.

Body Powder
Ingredients: 1/3 cup cornstarch 1/3 cup arrowroot powder 1/3 cup oatmeal fine Mica Essential Oil Instructions: Mix the dry ingredients and add the essential oil drop by drop mixing very well. Add 1/4 tsp of mica to color.

Botanical Oil Bottle
Instructions: Fill a glass bottle with dried potpourri and fill to the top with liquid paraffin. Seal the cork into place with sealing wax and package the bottle in a basket with a wick stopper. Give instructions to remove the cork and place the wick stopper into the jar. Once the wick has absorbed some paraffin, the lamp is ready to light.

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Celestial Dreams Pillow
Submitted by Celeste Murray A small pillow filled with wonderful scents to help enhance your sleep Ingredients: 1 tbsp Frankincense 1 tbsp Sandalwood 2 tbsp Rose petals 1 tbsp Orris root powder or other fixative of choice 1-2 drops Sandalwood essential oil 1-2 drops Rose essential oil Instructions: Sew a natural fiber pouch, fill with mixture, and sew shut. Place between pillow and case for heavenly dreams.

Cool Foot Powder
Submitted by Eric of Yakima, WA A minty scented soothing foot powder Ingredients: <1 tsp finely ground peppermint> <1 tsp finely ground arnica flowers> <1/4 cup cornstarch> <3/4 cup baking soda> <1 tsp white clay> <25-30 drops peppermint and spearmint essential oils> Instructions: Mix all ingredients together in a bowl. Shake before use. Store in cool, dark location. Shelf life up to 1 year

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Crystal Gel Air Fresheners
Submitted by Andrea of Worcester, MA These are great Non-molding air fresheners. Use an EO for best scent throw Ingredients: 1 tsp Agrosoak Polymer crystals(Soil Moist) 3 TBSP vodka 4 oz Distilled Water EO or FO Liquid Coloring(if desired) 8oz ‘Jelly’ Jar Instructions: Add vodka, EO and COloring to jar. Mix WELL. Add polymer crystals. Stir. Add water (Jar should be about 1/2 full) Wait. Crystals will expand to fill jar. Use an EO witha strong scent (Lavender, Peppermint, Lemongrass) for the best scent throw. Liquid Potpourri oil (concentrated) can be used in place of color, scent, vodka and water.

Flea Powder
Submitted by Maryam of Lexington, VA For use on pets, beds, or carpets Ingredients: 2 cups baking soda 1 cup pennyroyal (dried) 1 cup lavender (dried) 1 cup rosemary (dried) 5 drops citronella EO 5 drops pennyroyal EO 10 drops lemon EO 5 drops rosemary EO 10 drops lavender EO Instructions: Blend herbs until they form a fine powder and then blend with baking soda. Add eo’s and mix well. Store in a powder sifter. Sprinkle a small amount onto your carpets or put a small amount on your animal bed. Let sit and then vacuum.

Fragrance Spray
Instructions: Add a few drops of your favourite essential oil blend or fragrance oil to 1 oz of Everclear or high proof vodka. Stir and add 2-3 oz of distilled water. Transfer to a glass sprayer bottle.

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Gel Air Fresheners
Submitted by Brenda of Warrenton, MO Ingredients: 1 packet knox gelatin 3/4 c. water 1/4 c.vodka 1-2 TBS.fragrance oil food coloring if disired Instructions: Dissolve the gelatin in boiling water. Allow to cool to room temp. then add vodka, coloring, and scent. Pour in a decorative jar and refrigerate until set.

Glitter Gel for the Body
Submitted by Clementine of Boston, MA Ingredients: 1/4 cup aloe moist 1 teaspoon glycerin 1/4 teaspoon mica or glitter 5 drops fragrance oil Pinch of mica for color Instructions: Mix aloe and glycerin in a small bowl. Stir in glitter, fragrance and mica.

Making a Tea
Instructions: Pouring 2 cups of boiling water over 1 oz of dried herb (double the amount if using fresh) and allow it to sit for 2-4 minutes or 5-10 minutes for barks, roots, and other hard plant material. Teas can be used in the bath, as foot soaks, hair rinses, wetting agents for facials, skin wash for wounds or irritated skin, or of course for taking internally. Teas can also replace water in skin care formulations however care must be taken to preserve your finished product properly.

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grapeseed and safflower work well).Making a Tincture Instructions: Place 6 . massage blends. 1/2 tsp Melon Blossom Fragrance Oil Color the salts first with the micas. chamomile. Tinctures can be used to make balms. Making an Infused Oil Instructions: Place 4 oz of dried herbs in a pan and cover with the desired vegetable oil (olive. http://www. Store in an amber glass bottle. After 2 weeks. Mix and then let it sit in a dark cool place. St. To make a vinegar tincture. Package in clear glass (Our 10 oz apothecary jar would work nicely). Melon Blossom Foot Soak 2 cups Dead Sea Salt medium grain Pinch of FDC Coral Mica and a pinch of Gold Karat Sparkle Mica 1/4 oz Watermelon Seed Oil 1 tablespoon dried calendula petals & peppermint leaves crushed or any other dried botanical of your choice. lavender. strain the liquid through a fine cheesecloth into a dark amber glass bottle. Mix well. salves.com Page 160 From Nature With Love . Shake the bottle every so often for 2 weeks. Remove the oil from the heat and strain the oil through a fine cheesecloth. sunflower. Add the dried botanicals. Pour about 10 oz of vodka over the herbs and then add about 20 oz of water. Simmer the oil for another 2 hours over steam. etc. you can stuff the lid with dried botanicals or potpourri. lavender. chamomile or other herbal cream. toners. Infused oils of calendula. soap etc. follow the above directions but replace the vodka with vinegar. lotions.FromNatureWithLove. Strain the oil again and add about 5% T 50 when cooled. Try using our lotion base fragranced with melon blossom fragrance oil to top off your foot treatment. marshmallow root. salves. Simmer the oil for 2 hours over steam or in a double boiler. Place another 4 oz of dried herb in the pan and cover with the strained oil (add a little bit more if necessary to cover the herbs). lip balm. John’s Wort and nettle are especially useful for skin care formulations for dry skin conditions. comfrey root. Add hot water and soak. If you buy the apothecary with the dome lid. replace the water with 1 part water and 1 part tincture. Add the watermelon seed oil and fragrance oil. creams. To make a calendula. Use this infused oil in creams.8 oz of dried herbs in a large glass jar. balms. lotions. To use: Pour 1/2 cup of salt into a bowl large enough for soaking both feet. bath oils.

Tint with food color. working the oil into the skin and around the cuticles. Moisturizing Hand Treatment Oil If winter is doing a number on your hands.FromNatureWithLove. solution will become cloudy. cover hands with a pair of gloves and leave for 30 minutes. From Nature With Love Page 161 http://www. Kicking feet in air like a little kid while drying may refresh sprit at same time. Then quickly stir in the essential oil and rub into both hands.Minty Toes Foot Spray Submitted by Ruth Herron of Philadelphia. try this super rich hand treatment: 1 tsp carrot oil 1 tsp flax seed oil 1 tsp jojoba 1 drop essential oil of geranium (optional) Slowly warm up the 3 oils while you soak your hands in hot water. Keep in spray bottle. PA Refreshes and Sooths the tiredest and Stinkiest Feet Ingredients: 1 cup everclear 1/2 cup distilled or filtered water 1/2 cup witch hazel 1 ml tea tree essential oil 1ml pepermint essential oil food color Instructions: Add essential oils into everclear and stir. spray on feet and let air dry. Add water and witch hazel. Refreshing blue or green color adds to the experience.com . For best results.

FromNatureWithLove.com Page 162 From Nature With Love . Mix into baking soda and arrowroot powder. dark place. NY Moisturising anti-fungal oil Ingredients: 10 ml sweet almond oil 5 ml hempseed oil 10 drops vitamin E oil 10 drops tea tree EO 3 drops myrrh EO 5 drops lavender EO Instructions: Mix all the ingredients and store in a cool. Massage into nails and area around nails as desired. Sprinkle in shoes/ sneakers.Nail Oil Submitted by Yuliya of New York. MA Shoe Powder Ingredients: 1/4 cup Baking Soda 1/8 cup Arrowroot Powder 1 tbsp Dendritic salt 3 tsp fragrance (Baby Powder works great) Instructions: Mix fragrance with dendritic salt. My husband no longer has stinky feet! http://www. Shoe Powder Submitted by Andrea of Worcester.

From Nature With Love Page 163 http://www. of wheat germ oil 7 drops of tangerine EO 7 drops of geranium EO 5 drops of lavendar EO 5 drops of neroli EO 5 drops of carrot seed EO Instructions: Blend all oils together and massage into affected ares 1 to 2 times daily. CA Ingredients: 3 tbsp.FromNatureWithLove. camelina oil 1 tsp. of avocado oil 1 tsp.com .Stretch Mark Oil Submitted by Alisha of Pasadena.

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8 liters Metric to U.S.06 quarts 1 liter = .S.26 gallon Weight 1 gram = . From Nature With Love Page 165 http://www.18 grams or approx.35 grams or approx.4 fluid oz. 1 liter = 4.95 liter 4 quarts (1 gal. to Metric 1/5 teaspoon = 1 milliliter 1 teaspoon = 5 ml 1 tablespoon = 15 ml 1/5 cup = 50 ml 1 cup = 240 ml 2 cups (1 pint) = 470 ml 4 cups (1 quart) = .FromNatureWithLove. 350 drops 1 teaspoon is about 5 ml/cc 1 gallon of most oils is approximately 7.775 lbs U.) = 3.205 pounds 1 kilogram = 35 oz.2 cups 1 liter = 2.com .035 ounce 100 grams = 3.5 ounces 500 grams = 1.10 pounds 1 kilogram = 2.Useful Conversions Approximate Equivalents 1 oz = 2 tablespoons or 6 teaspoons or 30 ml/cc or 28. 240 ml = 1 cup 1 liter = 34 fluid oz.1 pints 1 liter = 1. 700 drops 1/2 oz = 1 tablespoon or 3 teaspoons or 15ml/cc 14. 1 militers = 1/5 teaspoon 5 ml = 1 teaspoon 15 ml = 1 tablespoon 34 ml = 1 fluid oz. 100 ml = 3.

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petitgrain. Because essential oils are concentrated. and improvements to be made next time. eucalyptus and tea tree. • Keep all essential oils out of the reach of young children. Here are a few guidelines to ensure safe and effective use of essential oils: • Use only pure essential oils from plants. • Keep all essential oils away from the eyes. use one-third to one-half the adult dosage and select only non-toxic oils. Older children can learn to use essential oils safely. Give your body a chance to rid itself of the constituents of a particular oil or oils. recommended dilutions and the various methods of application.unless you have sensitive skin. roman chamomile. pimples and other skin eruptions . Alternate with a blend of different oils containing different chemical constituents at least every two weeks. Label finished products with the date the product was made. frankincense. comments.Aromatherapy Information Guidelines for the use of Essential Oils There are many ways in which you can use essential oils. mandarin. to use them effectively. (Bergaptene-free oil is available. neroli. it is not recommended that you use an application of the same blend of oils over your entire body for more than two weeks at a time. however. their shelf lives and their effects on different skin types. the dosage and frequency used. Bergamot contains bergaptene. Some can cause skin irritations. The potential hazards of an essential oil depend on the compounds in the oil. highly potent substances. • Some of the citrus oils greatly increase photosensitivity. some can raise or lower blood pressue and some can even cause abortions so become familiar with the oils you intend to use. ingredients and instructions for use.FromNatureWithLove. They can cause burning. Your notes should include ingredients and proportions. Oils will usually not irritate the thicker skin. and the method of application. bergamot is the most photosensitizing. or wait at least four hours before going out during the day. You can test new oils by diluting them with a carrier oil and massaging it into the soles of your feet. The oils generally used for children are lavender. when treating children with essential oils. In general. tangerine. You should also be familiar with the different carrier oils. but they should nevertheless be supervised. the date you prepared the blend. These can be used neat on burns. • Vary the essential oils you use. Some are irritating to mucous membranes and should be used with caution. or tea tree and a few others are exceptions to this rule. stay indoors. If you do have a reaction then it is probably an allergy to the oil and you should not try to use it on your skin. Oils such as lavendar. • Most essential oils should not be used undiluted (neat) on the skin.) Of the citrus oils. Buy your oils from a trustworthy source and beware of cheap essential oils. insect bites. From Nature With Love Page 167 http://www. skin irritation and photosensitivity.com . While it is alright to use a small amount of a blend such as a facial oil blend for a long period of time. you must know how to work with them safely. use them at night. yarrow. Prices of essential oils vary greatly and are subject to fluctuation and few are inexpensive. If you are using photosensitizing oils on your skin. you need to understand the properties of the oils. Always keep good notes on blends that you make so that you can replicate something if needed. a powerful photosensitizer that wil cause allergic reactions in some individuals.

it may cause adverse effects. in fact. lavender. spearmint and frankincense. keep essential oils away from the reach of children. Make blends in small amounts and use within a few months.com Page 168 From Nature With Love . hazelut. grapeseed or sesame. One or two capsules (200-400 IU) per two-ounce bottle of carrier oil is enough. chamomile. especially during the first trimester. There is no need to go beyond a 3% dilution for any purpose. adding it to any aromatherapy blend will help extend the life of most vegetable oils. • Essential oils must be used cautiosly with the elderly and those who have serious health problems such as asthma. get some fresh air. • Use extra caution when using essential oils during pregnancy. I do not advise you to try this on your own. wheatgerm. pregnant women.• Although some very experienced aromatherapists can safely prescribe the oral use of essential oils. geranium. If you’ve been overexposed to an essential oil. such as lavender. macadamia. not water as water will cause further absorption. skin irritation and/or other symptoms. A 1% dilution should be used on children. Some oils. If you ever experience skin irritation or accidently get essential oils in the eyes. dilute with straight vegetable oil. sandlewood. jasmine absolute. olive. · · · 1% dilution: 5-6 drops essential oil per ounce of carrier oil 2% dilution: 7-14 drops essential oil per ounce of carrier oil 3% dilution: 15-18 drops essential oil per ounce of carrier oil http://www. Stick to the very safe oils such as rose. are sedating in low dilutions and stimulating in high dilutions. Using more of an oil will not get you better results. A carrier can be any high-quality vegetable oil such as almond. When making blends for the first time. Methods of Application .FromNatureWithLove. The more complicated blends require a bit more knowledge because the oils have synergistic effects (meaning that the combination of oils have properties greater than the um of the individual oils). Carrier oils should be stored away from heat and light to ensure their freshness. epilepsy or heart disease. the elderly and those with health concerns. A safe and effective dilution for most aromatherapy applications is 2% (2 drops of essential oil per 100 drops of carrier oil). If this happens. headache.” Keep in miind that 1 ounce of essential oil is the equivalent of several pounds of the actual plant material. The addition of jojoba oil as 10% of your carrier oil will help extend the shelf life of your blnd as will Vitamin E oil which is an excellent anti-oxidant. • “Too much of anything is no good. you may experience nausea. apricot. the citruses. neroli. Ylang-Ylang. Again. start with no more than two or three oils at a time. They can be stored in the refrigerator for extended shelf life.Dilutions The most effective way to dilute essential oils is in a carrier oil. Be aware of how the oils you use can affect these conditions. either through the skin or through inhalation. kukui.

use teaspoon measurements. Storage and Shelf Life Essential oils need to be stored away from heat and light to preserve their freshness and potency. including spikenard and patchouli. woods such as sandlewood. roots like vetiver. as well as other oils.FromNatureWithLove.The size of a drop however varies depending on the viscosity of the oil. tend to be the thick resins such as frankincense and myrrh. Use the chart above from Keville and Green’s Aromatherapy: A Complete Guide to the Healing Art as a guideline. When making large portions. the temperature and the opening of the dropper of course. When stored properly. Use an ordinary dropper that you purchase from a pharmacy. they have a shelf life of several years. The citrus oils have the shortest shelf life of all essential oils and should be used within one year. which improve as they age. From Nature With Love Page 169 http://www.com . The longest-lasting oils.

This is a good way to treat fungal problems of the foot. • Hand/Foot Bath . Use 3-4 drops in a little 1 quart tub of warm water and soak for 10 minutes. • Tub Bath . Caution: never do an inhalation during an asthma attack or with epileptic people. You can also put 3 drops of an oil on a handerchief.Various Methods of Application • Massage/Body Oil . • Sitz Bath . • Compress ..3-8 drops in a bowl of hot water will help relieve congestion.3-15 drops diluted in a carrier depending on the oil.com Page 170 From Nature With Love .5 drops per cup of warm or cold water. Adjust amounts for baby baths and use only the safe oils. http://www.5-10 drops per 4 ouces of water in a spray bottle.this is a great way to obtain the therapeutic effects of aromatherapy when a bath is not possible. • Room Spray . lavender or tea tree).20 drops per 4 ounces of water in a spray bottle. pillow or cotton ball in a zip lock baggie.5-10 drops per sitz bath • Fragrant Body Water .FromNatureWithLove. • Inhalation . people with health concerns and children.use a 2-3% dilution (10-12 drops per ounce of vegetable oil) or 1% (5 drops per ounce of carrier oil) for pregnant women.3-5 drops per quart of warm water. Cover your head with a towel and inhale the vapours. • Douche . coughing and chest infections. Caution: Choose non-irritant oils only (e.g.

romantic ambiance and are treasured for their relaxing effect.irregularly shaped candles that are made by molding or sculpting wax in the shape of various objects/figurines. inexpensive candles. Candles were meant to be burned so no matter how beautiful your candle comes out. Only a process of trial and error and good note taking can make you an expert on the subject of candles. Nowadays. plant waxes. without color or fragrance. The materials you use will determine the quality of your candles but each candle will require a different combination of materials and techniques. Tapers can also be made with a mold or by rolling sheets of wax around a wick.Candlemaking Introduction Candles were once used merely as a source of light and were simple and plain. Novelty candles . Now candlemaking is an art form and candles have become decorative works of art that come in an infinite variety of shapes. They came in standard sizes and shapes. These candles are usually made of soft wax. Votives . remember it isn’t done until it burns well so keep working at it until you get a good smokeless.candles that are poured into a vessel of some sort that contains the melted wax as it burns. The wick burns and melts the solid fuel around it. tallow and beeswax. They are generally used to create a peaceful. As it melts. A candle is basically a block of wax or fat (fuel) wrapped around a wick.FromNatureWithLove.thick little candles about 2 inches in diameter and about 2-3 inches tall. you will be able to reproduce it. Candle scraps and pieces of shaved wax can all be kept and recycled so nothing goes to waste.little containers candles used for warming potpourri pots and food trays. Tea lights . The earliest forms of fuel were animals fats. smoke free.com . There are also a number of different specialty waxes that are used to give candles longer burning times and special effects. Types of Candles Container candles . candles can be made with pure beeswax or pure paraffin or a blend of the two. sizes.thick columns of wax that can be made in a variety of geometric shapes. What ever doesn’t work. From Nature With Love Page 171 http://www. Good note taking will allow you to determine what works and what doesn’t and when you perfect your candle.tall thin candles that are about 1/2 . even burning candle. Pillar candles . Eventually the development of paraffin revolutionized the candle industry and we were able to achieve long burning. can be melted down again and re used. it â•œwicksâ•• the fuel up through the fibers and then vaporizes the fuel. colors & fragrances. These are the typical dinner table candles and are made by repeatedly dipping the wick into a container of wax until the taper is the right diameter.1 inch in diameter and are made to fit in a candle holder. These are typically used in small spaces like bath rooms for fragrance. Tapers . The techniques used in candlemaking are relatively simple however the art of candlemaking cannot be mastered simply by reading about the techniques. Candles have recently become a big part of home decor and this has encouraged the development of new techniques and materials.

FromNatureWithLove. This makes a hard candle that resists bending or caving in. raise the melting point of a candle. mottle. molded candles and cast candles. This will ensure proper melting and thorough blending. Commonly Used Waxes Beeswax . Stearic acid is usually used at a rate of about 2-5 tablespoons per pound of wax. increase the luster of a candle. http://www. You can find candle molds in craft stores/candle supplies or you can make your own molds from milk cartons. They should generally be melted with a small amount of your wax blend and then added to the rest of the batch of wax. You can also use a rubber mold kit to make your own reusable molds. Tapers. Dipping . additives can harden. Stearic acid .Molded candles are made by pouring wax into molds.when combined with paraffin waxes at the right temperature and in the right ratio. leaves. Choose your microcrystalline waxes carefully and know what they are for before you use them. In cases where you are overdipping a candle to protect embedded objects. Synthetic polymers . the wax needs to be filtered and bleached to get white wax. Each layer hardens and makes the taper thicker and thicker.there are a number of polymer additives that can be used to prevent color fading. The beeswax has a slight honey smell and is yellow brown in color and contains bee parts and bits of pollen.Rolled candles are probably the easiest to make.com Page 172 From Nature With Love . This is done by holding a double length of wick in the center and dipping both ends so 2 tapers are created simultaneously. Stearic acid also helps opacify a translucent wax. pillars and novelty candles can be made using this method. The natural force of gravity creates a tapered effect. Beeswax burns slowly. Used properly. bee keepers generally melt down the combs and reform it into blocks of beeswax. boxes. Microcrystallines . Usually a pair of tapers is made to insure matching thickness. It aids in mold release. and tends to be soft and tacky (making it difficult to release from molds). flowers etc) you will want to avoid using stearic acid as you will be unable to see through the outer coating. You will need to follow the manufacturers directions for use to achieve the proper results.Methods of Candlemaking Molding . stearic acid can combine with wax to form very strong crystalline structure. create mottling effects etc. assist in mold release. After the honey is removed. Wax Additives When combined with waxes. plastic shapes etc.Beeswax is the secretion of honeybees used to form their honey storage combs. Rolled . To obtain refined beeswax.a group of highly refined waxes that are generally used to increase wax to wax adhesion or make waxes more pliable and elastic or to make waxes more durable and hard. (shells.Tapers are easily made by repeatedly dipping a length of wick into a container of melted wax. opacify and create other special effects.Poured candles refers to any candle that was made by pouring wax into a molded form this includes container candles. Poured . They are made by rolling sheets of wax around the wick. they can really increase the quality of your candles. doesn’t shrink as it hardens (so you don’t need to top of your candles as they harden).

Texas and Brazil. Always make sure you are buying a good quality paraffin so that you get a good. These waxes are much more brittle than beeswax and have very high melting points and are therefor used mainly to raise the melting point of softer waxes and to make them harder. you will need approximately 8 ounces or 1/2 lb of wax. clean and odorless burning candle. Wax Blends Wax sheet blends: · · · 100% beeswax. Then measure the water in a measuring cup. Melt. Use these waxes when you need to add strength to a wax blend. scent and pour into flat sheets. Wax blends for pouring or dipping: · · · 85% paraffin and 15% stearic acid 65% paraffin. Synthetic waxes . It can be made to have various melting points and in general are classified as low.Petroleum waxes or paraffins . For each cup of water. it burns longer.these can be highly refined petro waxes or synthetic polymers. cooler and cleaner than paraffin wax. sustainable source. 10% beeswax and 25% stearic 85% paraffin. scent and pour into sheets. Melt. Melt color. Soy wax is an earth friendly wax. 10% stearic and 5% candelilla wax Wax blends for sculpting/modeling wax: · · Equal parts paraffin and beeswax 70% beeswax and 30% paraffin Wax blend for pliable modeling wax: · 2 pounds of beeswax and 3 oz of petroleum jelly Wax blend for wax paint: · 1 cup beeswax and 1/4 cup turpentine Figuring out how much wax you need to fill a container/mold: Fill your container or mold with water. Soy wax is a softer wax and is good for container candles and small 3 inch pillars. it is not carcinogenic & it supports American farmers.Paraffin wax is a by product of refining crude oil into motor oil. color. Vegetable waxes .com . 100% paraffin (or 90% Paraffin and 10% stearic acid).Waxes such as carnauba and candelilla are obtained from waxy plants that grow in Mexico. color. The most commonly used paraffins have melting points between 120 and 150 F. it comes from a renewable.FromNatureWithLove. Half and half beeswax and paraffin (medium melting point). From Nature With Love Page 173 http://www. scent and pour into sheets. medium and high MP waxes.

The burn rate is the amount of wax the wick will burn in a given amount of time. medium and large sizes although specialty sizes are available. it will keep the flame from getting too big and will help the wick burn properly.FromNatureWithLove. cotton. the larger the wick Flat braids generally run extra small (15 ply). it will smoke. The more plies per strand. Use flat braids in tapers. Square braided wicks are specially braided to form a square shaped wick. When burning a candle. Too little wax surrounding the wick means that the wick is drawing up the wax too quickly and is not getting the fuel it needs. it needs to be able to melt just the right amount of the wax so that it will have a good burn rate. therefore the wick is too large for the diameter of the candle or for the type of wax used. These generally come in small. pillars. medium ( 24-30 ply). Keeping this in mind will help you determine if your wick is too thick or too thin for your candle diameter and wax type. This allows for good burning. Priming the wick means saturating the wick in wax to eliminate air bubbles in the wick. always trim the wick to about 1/4 inch so that when it burns. Small diameter pillars and beeswax sheet rolled candles.com Page 174 From Nature With Love . Cored wicks are used for container candles so that they stand erect while pouring the wax and so they don’t bend over into the wax pool as the candle burns. therefore the wick is too small for the diameter of the candle or for the type of wax used. zinc or lead core (although lead core wicks are less common today) that holds the wick up. always prime your wicks if they are not pre primed. large (42 ply) and extra large (60 ply).2 inch flame that burns steady and the tip of the wick should be in the outer oxidation zone of the flame so that it burns off completely. small (18 ply). Certain wick types work best with certain candle types: Flat braid wicks are made by braiding 3 multi-ply strands of cotton. Use a square braid wick in rolled beeswax candles. If the tip of the wick is within the combustion zone (inner part of the flame). Cored wicks can have a paper. These wicks are numbered starting at 6/0 (the smallest) to 1/0 (about medium) and then #1 through #10 (the largest). The metal cores burn hotter than cotton or paper and should be used when you need a higher burn rate or are using a high melt wax blend.Candle Wicks When making a candle. http://www. Whether or not your candle burns properly will depend largely on your choice of wick. The wick should be burning enough wax so that a pool surrounds the wick without spilling over the side of the candle. The numbers without the /0 are braided less tightly and allow the wick to be thicker without being denser or heavier. The thickness of the wick must be chosen according to the thickness of your candle but also. The wick should have a 1 . You can start by following the general guidelines for choosing a wick according to the diameter of the candle but the type of wax and additives you choose will also determine if your wick will work efficiently. large cast candles & novelty candles. Spilling wax means that the wick is melting too much wax and not wicking or using it up fast enough. Types of Wicks Deciding on which wick to use requires a bit of trial and error at first.

Now you can place the tab in the bottom of a candle container or push the wick into the hole of a candle and secure with some melted wax. Simply push a primed wick into the hole and use pliers to squeeze the metal prongs around the wick. Use very small amounts of dye to achieve pastel. Pull the wick taut and allow it to dry. beet (violet-red). plant leaves (green). heat up a wicking needle and push all the way through the candle. you need to prime the wick to keep the wick from absorbing the water from the ice. you can take a plain white ball base and ‘glue’ on colored wax pieces until the base is covered such as when making a millefiori design. make sure they are oil based and not alcohol based. To prime a wick. melt your wax and dip the wick in the wax until all the air bubbles escape. If you find that your candle doesn’t give off the scent as it burns. Experiment with various types to see which work best. You can also make natural dyes by infusing herbs/spices in oil. It’s difficult to determine which scents will work best and which ones will be heat activated.FromNatureWithLove. If you are making ice candles. To make a hole in a candle for the wick. paprika (red). Too much oil will mottle your wax or ooze out of the wax. From Nature With Love Page 175 http://www. you will need to attach a wick tab to the wick. Prime wicks are also stiff enough to push through a cast candle after it has been poured. turmeric (yellow-orange).To Prime a Wick Priming a wick allows it to light easily and burn steadily. For instance. We recommend using the dyes especially made for candles. you can try soaking the wick in the fragrance/ essential oil before making your candle. Start with a few basic colors since these can be mixed to produce additional colors. Use essential/fragrance oils at a rate of 1 teaspoon per pound wax.com . translucent candles. Coloring Your Candle Candle colorants need to be soluble in oil or wax. or pushing a wick into a cast candle. you can use a primed large square or flat braid or even a shoe lace. Primed wicks will stand erect in a container so if you cannot find a cored wick large enough for a very large candle. Scenting Your Candle You may use essential oils or fragrance oils to scent your candles however when using fragrance oils. Good botanicals to try are annatto seeds (orange). Tabbing Your Wicks When making a container candle. Another way to color candles is to start with a white or lightly colored candle (a core candle or a premade candle base) and simply overdip or paint the base with colored wax.

Heat the wax in a double boiler to 155F if you are using paraffin and stearic or 165F if you are using beeswax. Repeat on the other half and let it dry for several hours. Keep the dipping can in a hot water bath to keep it at the right temperature. They are generally made in pairs by dipping both ends of a double length wick into the wax simultaneously. Keep dipping the candles until they reach about 7/8 inches (the standard) in diameter. then the dipping wax is too hot and is melting the wax each time you redip so let it cool down a few degrees before redipping.com Page 176 From Nature With Love . re-submerge quickly to the same level pulling it out slowly but steadily. Don’t let your candle get too cool between dips or the layers will http://www. Pour the wax into the dipping can to about 1 inch from the top and maintain this level by refilling it with wax as necessary. Tie a metal washer or bolt to each end of the wick as weights. you can dip the last few dips in a high melting point wax to give the candle a hard outer shell. Use a knife to shave off excess wax at the base of the candle before the last few dips. Hang the cardboard on something so that the wicks can harden. Then cut off the bottom of the candles evenly. Allow it to cool again. A couple of notes about dipping . calendula petals. immerse your tapers in cool water to give them a shiny surface. you will need to find the perfect temperature for dipping. Dipping Candles Dipping a candle is one of the easiest ways to make a candle. taking off the weights. Cut a 2 inch piece of cardboard and make a 1/2 in cut on 2 opposite sides. Cut a length of wick 2 x the desired height of the tapers + 4 inches. You can use 100% beeswax. Color and scent the wax.Spread out your finely minced dried herbs. Immediately press the flower onto the softened wax. When all the water has run off and the wax is cool. Also have ready a bucket of water to submerge the tapers in. Immediately after the last dip. Keep applying flowers until you are finished.FromNatureWithLove. You will need a dipping can a few inches taller than the desired candle height and you will need enough wax to form the candles as well as to maintain the level of wax in the dipping can. Now you are ready to overdip your candle (do not use stearic acid or it will opacify your surface). Re submerge as before and you should begin to see the wax building up. Coat one half of your candle base with regular craft glue and roll in the herbs. If it’s not. After overdipping. It naturally creates a tapered effect as a length of wick is repeated immersed in wax until it reaches the desired diameter. Select a 1/0 square braid or a 30 -42 ply flat braid. If you want. immediately plunge the candle into cool water to give it a glossy finish. insert the wick into the niches so that the hanging lengths are equal. a blend of paraffin and beeswax. To roll your candles in herbs/petals .start with a warm candle base and have your pressed flowers laid out. or a blend of paraffin. Go back and fill in the bald spots. and other colorful herbs. You can also dip them in the bucket of cool water to speed up the hardening. Heat a spoon and use the back of it to soften a portion of your base where you want to place the first flower. beeswax and stearic (see suggested blends). Use lavender buds. Hang them up to harden completely. Centering your wick. Keep dipping and cooling until the candles reach 1/4 inch in diameter at the thickest end.The candle will not grow if your wax is too hot and it will become lumpy if the wax is too cold so for each new wax blend that you use. Dip the wick ends into the wax to about 1 inch of the top and hold it there until you don’t see any more bubbles escaping. finely crushed rosehips. hibiscus.Techniques for Candlemaking Decorating with Botanicals To Apply Pressed Flowers .

Remove the tape. you can revive old candles that have discolored or faded. you can create striped candles by overdipping in 2 different colors or you can overdip to protect embedded objects on the surface of the candles. Place your premade base inside of a mold that is slightly larger in diameter than the base. you can take advantage of this and create braided candles by braiding 3 skinny tapers together or twisting a pair of skinny tapers around each other. flipping it over and dipping the other half plus an inch or 2 in another color. coffee beans. otherwise.not adhere to one another. You can add 510% microcrystalline (the type that hardens) to the paraffin for extra hardness. You can also just use a high melt wax. beads etc to fill the space between the base and the mold.FromNatureWithLove. With the process of overdipping. immediately submerge the candle in cool water and then hang it carefully until it rehardens. plunge it into cool water and allow it to dry. you will want to have a double boiler going in which you will place your dipping container.Place strips of masking tape around the candle where you want it to remain the base color. You can overdip a plain white candle to color it. shells. Overdipping the tapers . You can flatten your taper a little with a warm rolling pin (leave the base round so it will fit into a candle holder) and then twist the whole candle to create a twisted taper. The part that got dipped in both colors will be a mix of the two colors so you will have a candle with 3 different color bands. Make sure the candle to be overdipped is not cold or the wax will not adhere well. To overdip a candle. Instead of using colored wax for the whole candle. Have a bucket of cool water nearby to submerge the freshly dipped candle. To seal in botanicals on the surface of a candle. you can use a regular white taper and just dip it into colored overdip wax. Overdipping for Decorating Wax for overdipping can be just regular wax that you made your candle with or you can add stearic acid or microcrystallines to it to make it harder. Make sure the candles are warm before they are overdipped. It will be difficult to dip candles in a cold environment so try to work in a warm room. your layers will not adhere. Slowly pour in a clear wax (no stearic acid) that has a higher melting point than the base wax. Take your warm candle and dip it into the overdip wax and pull it our slowly but steadily. From Nature With Love Page 177 http://www. Use pliers to hold your candle by the wick. Make sure the wax is at about 20 degrees above its melting point. The inner wax is contained by the hard outer shell until it is completely consumed. An overdip can be used to color a white candle too. Because tapers remain pretty pliable between dips. Overpouring You can create some really pretty candles by overpouring around a premade base. Surround the base with dried flowers. Fill it with enough wax to cover the whole candle when submerged but leave enough space at he top so that the wax doesn’t overflow when displaced by the candle. The candle will be soft from the high temperature. Try to dip with a steady rhythm keeping the wax temperature nice and steady. you can do a number of decorative things. You can also create horizontal stripes by dipping half the candle in one color. To get a nice glossy finish. Then dip the candle in colored wax. melt your high MP wax and add 10-30% stearic acid (unless you need the candle surface to be see through).com . Striping a candle . ‘glue’ the botanicals onto the surface of the candle with some melted wax and then overdip in a high melt paraffin without stearic acid. This will give it a nice glossy hard finish.overdipping simply means that your last dip is in a high melting point wax and therefore it creates a nice hard outer shell that eliminates dripping. To set up your overdipping station.

The other end of the wick is usually wrapped around a rod or pencil that rests along the upper rim of the mold. thread the wick through and then seal the hole with some modeling clay or putty or tape. Let the mixture sit for a few days so the turpentine can evaporate leaving a pasty wax paint. poke some holes around the wick all the way to the bottom of the container and then pour in some more hot wax to fill up the holes. Warm your candle containers to reduce wax shrinkage. If you are using a homemade mold such as a milk carton.Check to see if you need to repour if the wax shrinks down. Remove from the mold once the candle is cooled sufficiently. Generally. ceramic or glass. Poured Candles A poured candle simply means a candle that was made by pouring melted wax into a form so that the candle takes on the form when hardened. Start melting your wax in a double boiler or crock pot. Container candles are the easiest to make as the wax is simply poured into the container in which it will be burned. holding the wick taut and centered. You can warm them in some hot water. The wax will shrink a bit as it cools so when you have a thin layer of hardened wax on the surface. poured candles can be container candles. you can make a small hole in the bottom of the carton. Overdip the candle to protect the paint job. Even an empty milk carton can be used to mold a candle. Cut your cored wick to a length 1 inch longer than the height of your jar and tab one end. When your wax is at a temperature of about 150F. Therefore. Your wick is too small for the diameter of the candle or for the melting point of the wax you chose if it leaves walls of wax on the side of the container. You will probably need to repeat this repour a few times until all the wax is hardened. Pour a 1/2 inch layer of wax into your container and quickly center the wick tab in the wax and hold it until it won’t move. Pouring a Container Candle Find a container that has a wide opening. a one piece candle mold comes with a hole in the base that allows you to thread the wick through it. Choose a paraffin wax or wax blend with a low melting point and a medium cored wick. You will know you have the right combination of wax and wick if your candle burns with an evenly liquefied surface without creating a puddle of wax that drowns out the wick. Trim the wick to 1/2 inch from the surface of the candle. and is made of metal. You can use brush techniques or sponging techniques or even stencils. If the objects need to be exposed a bit more. you can use swift even swipes of a propane torch to melt off some of the surface wax until the objects are visible. You then use a wick sealer and screw to hold it in place. Let the wax cool a bit and then fill up the rest of the container to about 1/2 inch of the top. Painting with Wax Make up a wax paint with 1 part melted paraffin and 3 1/2 parts turpentine. A store bought mold will come with more specific instructions for use.FromNatureWithLove. or 2 piece molds that allow for complex shapes or even disposable molds that can be torn away once the candle has hardened. This will become the top of your candle so make sure to leave excess wick outside of the http://www. candles that were formed in a mold or cast candles. Add candle dye and apply to a candle base with a paint brush. is not deeper than about 5 inches. Candles can also be painted with regular acrylic paints.com Page 178 From Nature With Love . Determine how much wax you will need to fill your container/s. Making Candles Using Molds Candle molds can be simple one piece molds. you can color it and add your fragrance. You can protect your painting with an overdipped coat. Use a piece of panty hose to buff up the surface once it hardens.

FromNatureWithLove. carefully carve off the hardened top surface leaving a 1/8 inch wall and pour the liquid wax from the center back into your melting pot. poke holes around the wick down the length of the candle to release the air bubbles and fill the holes with more wax. Pour a 1/2 inch layer of wax into the mold to help seal the wick hole.hole. botanicals. Tap the mold around lightly to release trapped air bubbles. Make sure that the wax doesn’t run over the sides of the candle between the wall of the mold and the side of the candle that has shrunk and pulled away from the mold. If you are using a water bath to cool/shrink the candle quickly. lightly coat the inside with mold release (not necessary if you are using a rubber mold or disposable tear away mold). Wait until the candle is completely cool and hard before attempting to remove it doesn’t become distorted from the handling. The harder you let each layer get between pours. try popping it in the refrigerator for 20 minutes. Once a thin layer on the surface has hardened. the objects will become loose as the candle burns. Then pour your melted wax to fill up the mold. you can pour your candle and then using a hot knitting needle. Push a primed wick up through the hole and then fill the hole with wax. pour your layers when only about 1/8 inch of the previous layer has hardened. place the objects along the mold wall and hold them in place with chunks of wax the same color as the rest of your candle. When your wax reaches the right temperature for pouring (your mold instructions should have a suggested wax temperature). use quick even swipes of a propane torch to melt the outer surface of the candle to expose more of the objects. Repeat the repouring until the surface no longer caves. The closer you can get the objects to the wall of the mold. You will need to tap the mold around to ensure that air doesn’t become trapped inside the candle around the chunks. To pour your candle . transfer the mold to the water making sure no water runs into the candle. Using a knife. the more sharp the color change. Embedding Objects To make candles with objects (sea shells. color and scent. Have your mold wicked and ready to go. If you can’t (or don’t want to) make a hole in the mold. If you find it difficult to remove the candle from the mold even after it has hardened. If you want the colors to blend a little between layers. Make sure the whole depth of the candle is submerged and weigh it down with something heavy so it won’t bob around. Color Variation You can pour a candle with different colored layers by pouring a color and then waiting until it hardens and then pouring another color. Chunk Candles A chunk candle is made by filling the mold with chunked up pieces of colored wax and the pouring a clear or contrasting colored wax over the chunks. These candles are best poured in a larger diameter mold otherwise. the more they will show through the surface of the candle. pour the wax slowly down the side of the mold to prevent air bubbles. If you are using a rigid mold. You can also hang a weighted wick (use a metal washer as a weight) from a rod or pencil and then pour your candle. If the objects do not show well through the surface. Don’t use stearic acid in these candles because it will opacify the wax and the objects will not show through. decorative objects) on the outer surface of the candle. pour a candle as you would normally and wait until a thin layer of wax hardens on the surface. A Layered Color Effect You can make a candle that has a light colored exterior with a darker colored or contrasting colored center.melt your wax blend to about 165F in a double boiler or crock pot and add your wax additives. You can either From Nature With Love Page 179 http://www. make a hole straight through the center of the candle. The second color will melt the first and the colors will blend a bit. To do this.com .

The deeper color on the inside of the candle will create an interesting look. They come in various colors as well as natural. Allow it to cool and carefully peel away the foil paper. Trim the sides to make even sheets. Rolling Wax Sheets This is the easiest and fastest way to make candles and is something to think about if you need to produce quick inventory for a craft show or gift giving season. press it firmly onto the surface of the candle so it seals. Trim the wick to be flush on the bottom and to within 1/2 inch on top. To make your own wax sheets. To roll a simple pillar candle. You can even carve designs onto the surface of the candle to expose the inner color using a hot carving tool. Start rolling the sheet tightly. A fun thing to do with wax sheets is to use cookie cutters or a knife to cut various shapes out of the sheets and then apply the shapes onto plain pillar candles. melt and color/scent one of the recommended wax blends and pour it evenly onto a foiled flat surface. Using a heated knife will help if the wax doesn’t want to stick. When you get to the edge. Wax sheets can be made of 100% beeswax. Bend the edge of the sheet over the wick and press firmly so the wick is nicely sandwiched between the wax layers. Run the hot blade across the open edge and quickly seal into place. http://www. place a length of 36-42 ply flat braid wick or a 1/0 square braid wick 1/8 inch from the narrow edge of a wax sheet (cut your wick at least 1 1/2 inch longer than the height of your candle).deepen this wax further by adding more dye or use another color to fill in the candle. 100% paraffin wax or a blend of the two.FromNatureWithLove. They can be embossed with a honeycomb design or be plain flat sheets.com Page 180 From Nature With Love . keeping the bottom edge of your candle even. Make sure the wax sheets have been kept in a warm room for a while before starting so that they will be pliable and won’t break when you try to roll them.

From Nature With Love Page 181 http://www. cucumber juice. Honey can be added to make the mask anti bacterial. The best water would of course be. containing high proportions of Potassium.FromNatureWithLove. Use the mud as a hair pack to alleviate dandruff and oily hair conditions. Magnesium and Bromide.com . The natural mineral salts exfoliate and revitalize the skin and help draw out toxins. The Mud and/or Clay from the Dead Sea is equally rich in minerals and helps revitalize. You can also use the mud which is already wet. Potassium helps regulate the moisture level of the skin. If your skin tends to be dry in some spots. You can add 3 drops of essential oil to the mud to help cleanse the pores and kill bacteria that cause blemishes. Dead Sea Masks cannot be premixed and stored so only mix what you will use immediately or provide customers with a specially blended wetting agent in a separate container so they can mix as they need. 1 Tablespoon shikakai powder. body wraps. 1 tsp aritha powder. yogurt. oils & debris from the skin leaving a clean fresh feeling. It can be used as is or you can color and scent. Leave it for at least 15 minutes and then wash out. exfoliate and purify the skin. and Bromide has a smoothing and relaxing effect. Dead Sea Mud and Clay can be added to soap at a rate of 1T . Powdered Herbs etc. the dead sea brine. A great Dead Sea hair wrap can be made with 1/2 cup mud or clay (wet with Dead Sea Brine). It will not over dry the scalp. relax the muscles and relieve skin problems such as acne. The Dead Sea Brine is the mineral rich water from the Dead Sea. The mud can also be used as a pack for sore joints. Increased circulation moves trapped fluid from joints. The high mineral content of Dead Sea Salt stimulates blood and lymphatic circulation. eczema & psoriasis. Powdered Rice Bran.2T per pound. 1 Tablespoon jojoba oil and 5 drops of rosemary essential oil. etc. Regular use of salts promotes healthy skin by exfoliating and encouraging regeneration of new skin cells. improving joint movement and reducing stiffness and pain. facials. Sea Salt is well known for it's ability to relieve aches & pains. etc. It helps to tighten pores and stimulate circulation so your skin is left with a smooth healthy glow. Other wetting agents for the clay are fruit puree. Other good additives are: Powdered Sea Vegetables. To use Dead Sea Salt: Dead Sea Salt can be used by itself to make a bath salt or you can blend it with other salts to keep your costs down. Nut Meals. lotions. Colloidal Oatmeal. Wrap with plastic and then a hot towel. masks. you may want to add some jojoba to the mud mask to help balance the skin. It can be used in creams.Library Information About Dead Sea Ingredients Dead Sea Salts are very mineral rich. Magnesium helps promote healing. milk. To use the mud or clay: A Dead Sea Mud Mask can be made very simply with some dead sea clay and enough water to make a thick paste. reduce stiffness after exertion. 1 tsp neem powder. Mix all the ingredients and massage through wet hair. It draws toxins.

Emu oil becomes creamy looking at 65 F and will solidify if keep colder. Hemp does not need as much water as cotton and can grow in almost any temperate or tropical climate. water and lavender essential oil in a spray bottle will rapidly heal wounds. A blend of emu oil. The seeds of the hemp plant yield a non narcotic oil that is made up of 81% poly-unsaturated essential fatty acids of EFAs necessary for the metabolism of healthy skin. lotion bars etc. lotions. About Hemp Hemp (Cannabis sativa) The hemp plant is one of the most economically useful plants because every part of the plant can be used and multiple crops can be harvested annually from a single field. creams. It is extremely healing when used in conjuction with Tamanu oil for ezcema and psoriasis. Use in massage or sports blends to relieve soreness and inflammation. It has an extraordinary ability to penetrate the skin. it is non-comedogenic. Hemp seed oil can be used at a rate of 5-20% in soaps. and is completely non irritating. About Emu Oil Emu oil is rapidly gaining recognition as an invaluable cosmetic ingredient due to very positive results in current studies. It has been found to reduce inflammation and redness of the skin.com Page 182 From Nature With Love . Mix your fragrance oil with your dendritic salts first and then blend that into your other salts. It is unparalleled in its ability to heal burns and prevent the formation of scar tissue while encouraging rapid repair of damaged tissue and should be a must have for the medicine cabinet. Use emu oil in essential oil blends to help deliver the oils into the skin. In addition. it has been found to reduce inflammation and pain of sore muscles and joints and can help with conditions such as arthritis. Compared to cotton. acts as a carrier for carrying other ingredients into the skin. They are effective when used at a rate of 5% in bath salts (slightly less than 1 oz per pound of regular salts). reduce the formation of wrinkles and restore moisturize to irritated dry skin. hemp produces twice as much fiber per acre and while cotton typically requires significant amounts of pesticide spraying. http://www. hemp requires none. stitches. Hemp fiber is becoming popular in the textile industry due to economic and environmental concerns. burns. Used in soap at 10-20%. emu oil will make a hard bar with stable moisturizing lather. Due to this unusually high content of EFAs.About Dendritic Salts Dendritic salts are micro crystallized salts that have an enormous surface area and therefore help hold fragrance and discourage clumping of regular salts. and even hot spots in dogs and encourage quick re-growth of lost hair/fur due to injury or surgery (ask me how I know!).FromNatureWithLove. Refrigeration is recommended if you plan to store emu oil for longer than 3 months. balms. The fiber from hemp is 10 times stronger than cotton and can be used to make all types of clothing. hemp seeds are used in a variety of health food preparations and the oil is being used more and more in the nutraceutical and cosmeceutical industries.

less benign treatments. For athletes foot and other foot problems: Make a strong tea and soak feet. very strong (they contain concentrated levels of chemical components found in the plant it has been distilled from)and have medicinal properties related to the chemical constituents of the plant. On the Indian subcontinent. when it is used in soap. Today. In the bath: make a strong tea with the leaves or the powder and pour into bath water. They are unlimited in the range From Nature With Love Page 183 http://www. stearic. and viral infections. and to boost the immune system and for a variety of health problems. As a facial for acne control: mix the neem powder with green clay and use as a mask. The oil is very bitter. eczema.FromNatureWithLove. diaper rash. and accounts of its successful use in treating skin lesions and a variety of ailments come from around the world. highly fragrant.About Neem Oil The neem seed kernel is very rich in fatty acids such as oleic. aritha powder (as a surfactant) and water. neem oil and tea tree for cuts and scrapes. lice. Repeat once weekly for 3 weeks or as long as problem persists. These oils are limited to the botanicals which yield a reasonable amount of oil from distillation and their prices are highly dependent on the oil yield of a particular plant. Today scientific research validates the traditional uses of neem in general body and specifically skin care. linoleic and various others. They are rarely “all natural” although it can be done. dandruff. Some essential oils are safe for use in lip care products but please do your research first! Fragrance oils are generally made from a combination of essential oils and synthetic aromatic compounds. Fragrance oils and Flavor oils? An essential oil is a pure natural product obtained by distillation of plant material. Fragrance & Flavor Oils What is the difference between Essential oils. Neem oil is an excellent moisturizing oil that has been used historically for it’s proven medicinal properties. fungal. The neem oil that we offer is a wildcrafted. other skin lesions. to treat bacterial. The use of the oil for cosmetics and medicines has been limited by its strongly bitter taste and strong odor however. neem oil is becoming popular outside of India because it has proven itself to be a safe alternative to stronger. psoriasis. Recommended Usage: · · · · · In soap: use the oil as 30% of the base oil or as a superfatting agent at 5-10%. dark in color and has a strong garlicky smell. Essential oils must be properly diluted and used with caution because they have such strong medicinal properties but they are a must for all natural skin care products.com .” researchers have found more than 60 medicinal uses. It can be used to treat acne. The insects will avoid sprayed leaves and will die of starvation. Essential. where the neem tree is known as the “village pharmacy. hot spots in animals etc. the odor fades and can be further masked with the use of essential or fragrance oils. · For dandruff and head lice: Massage the oil into hair and leave for 1 hour. palmitic. · As a garden pesticide: Spray infested plant material with a solution of neem oil. Shampoo. chicken pox. Anecdotal reports of neem date back to the Middle Ages. unrefined neem oil and is of superior quality. insect bites. These oils are volatile (they will evaporate). In antibacterial salves: make a balm with beeswax.

Do not use fragrance oils in lip care products! Do not use our toiletry fragrance oils in candles they will not burn! Flavor oils are really just fragrances that are approved for use in lip products. http://www.. take the size of your batch (usually the weight) and multiply by the percentage required. How to Heat Shea Butter Properly Improper heating of shea butter can cause the butter to crystallize as it cools which can cause lip balms. body butters and other formulations to turn gritty upon sitting. Our toiletry oils on the other hand are made in a cosmetic grade base that will not burn well in candles. For example if you are making a 5 lb batch of cream and need to add 2% of an essential oil. Our candle oils at FNWL. Making An Infusion Making an infusion simply means making a “tea”. Cool and strain.6 oz. shea butter must be melted and heated to about 175 degrees and kept at that temperature for at least 20 minutes. are made in a non cosmetic grade base so we discourage the use of our candle FOs in skin care products. They are generally used at 2-5% in formulations and can be used as perfume oils when diluted in a vegetable oil or jojoba. please feel free to request it.FromNatureWithLove. Reshape Flattened Loofah Our loofahs come flattened to save on shipping costs. To plump them. In order to avoid this. Bring the water almost to boiling and then pour over the herbs. Store in a glass jar but preserve with alcohol if you intend to keep it for more than 3 days. Use at recommended rate of 2-5%. Generally 1 cup water is used per 1-2 teaspoons of herb.of possible fragrances and are usually much less expensive than pure essential oils. place the container in a hot water bath for 20 minutes. you would first convert 5 lbs to 80 oz ( 5lbs x 16oz = 80 oz) and then multiply 80 oz by .02 (2%) which gives you 1. you can multiply oz x 30 to get ml (or cc).com Page 184 From Nature With Love . They do not give a taste to lip balms (they are not sweet oils). Figure a Percentage (i. You can find ml/cc syringes at any pharmacy.e. how much fragrance oil to add) To work out a percentage. Let it steep for at least 15 minutes. If the resulting number is very small or difficult to measure. If we have a fragrance in the toiletries section that we do not carry in the candle section. Can candle fragrance oils be used in toiletries and vise versa? Some fragrance oil manufacturers claim that their oils can be used in both candles and soap however they usually say this because soap is not regulated by the FDA. So 1. Melt Solid Oils To melt solid oil for pouring. they can be soaked in water and then air dried or spritzed with alcohol and shaped by hand. They do not need to be regulated like essential oils do and are very easy to work with.6 oz x 30 = 48 ml or 48 cc. This will allow the butter to melt completely so that crystals will not form once cooled.

an anti oxidant is a preservative that reduces the rate of oxidation of unstable oils. It will leave your hair soft and manageable. From Nature With Love Page 185 http://www.Liquid castille is a very good. You may need to add a bit more solubilizer if the oil does not become miscible. Treating hair naturally can be very easy though. Some trial and error will be necessary as some fragrances may cloud when added to P20 or the fragrance base. lotion bars. Mix with your oils before combining oils with water (if applicable). Conditioning Apple cider vinegar infused with natural herbs such as rosemary and neem is the best natural conditioner. Wash with liquid castille soap (rosemary essential oil can be added to the castille soap). You would want to use an anti oxidant in your skin care products if they contain fragile oils such as sweet almond. creams.FromNatureWithLove. you can now add it to a 50/50 (or desired proportion) water/alcohol blend. Shake the blend until you get a homogenous solution. start with an essential oil blend or fragrance oil and add a solubilizer. Oil Treatments Combine the following: 6 oz fractionated coconut oil. Both are typically used at a rate of .com . 2 oz emu oil. Vitamin E from the health food store is NOT a suitable anti oxidant for skin care products because it contains a high percentage of alpha-tocopherol which is great for your skin but doesn’t act as an anti oxidant. 3 oz Monoi de Tahiti. Herb such as shikakai. Lip balm. hemp. heat the oils in a double boiler and apply to dampened hair and scalp. evening primrose etc or simply if they are going to be kept for long periods of time. amla & aritha have been used for centuries in India to gently clean the hair and scalp. and any other product containing oils can benefit from the addition of an anti oxidant. Natural Hair Care Premature hair loss is becoming a big problem these days and yet we continue to treat our hair with very harsh chemicals because there don’t seem to be any immediate health risks. flax. You can use Polysorbate 20 mixed 1:1 or our fragrance base mixed 1:4 (fragrance:solubilizer). 2 oz shea oil.Linen Waters To make a linen spray. Examples of anti oxidants are vitamin E (must be a low alpha mixed tocopherol form of vitamin E to work as an anti oxidant) or Rosemary Oil Extract.5 -2%. These herbs are used to make a “tea” which is then used to wash the hair. avocado. 1 oz castor oil. When ready to use. Wrap with a hot towel and allow it to sit for 20 minutes. mild soap for the hair. You can add anti oxidants directly to your oils to keep them fresh or you can add the anti oxidant to the oil phase of your recipe. 2 oz jojoba. The delta and gamma tocopherols are better anti oxidants than the alpha tocopherol and these can be found in a high percentage in our T50 vitamin E oil. Neem powder tea can be used when there are scalp problems such as dandruff or to treat lice. lotions. Using An Anti-Oxidant to Preserve Your Products In the cosmetic industry. Once the oil dissolves in the solubilizer. Here are some tips for natural hair care: Cleansing Use a detergent free cleanser .

Flavor Oils Flavor oils are simply “fragrance” for lip products. Measure out 5% emulsifying wax and melt with your other solid waxes/oils. Bentonite and French Green clay are often used for this purpose. The oil can be added to one of the oils or directly to your lip balm batch while it is still warm. Mix a small amount with warm water and stir until dissolved. combination skin. China clay or white kaolin has a mild astringent effect and is best used on dry to normal skin. Since the color of your product will be lighter than the color of the dyed water. Use the flavor oils at 2 . you will need to do some trials to determine how much dye is required per batch to get the end results you desire. Clays for Facial Masks Various clays are made up of different mineral contents and each clay has a different effect on the skin. Roseclay is similar to china clay and is good for dry to normal skin. remove debris from the pores and bring about a smooth healthy glow. lotions etc. Add this dye to the water phase of your formulation. PEG-150 Stearate & Steareth-20). These dyes produce brilliant colors and can be blended to get other colors.Clay in Soap The addition of clay gives soap a creamy dense lather that makes it ideal for shaving. Each clay has the ability to absorb toxins from the skin but they differ in their level of absorption. improve circulation to the skin. Clay is also useful for adding natural earthtone colors to soap.5% but not more than 5%. The high mineral content of clays rejuvenates the skin while the clay exfoliates and stimulates blood circulation to the skin. http://www. Regular use of clay facials will remove dead skin cells. Multani mitti or fullers earth absorbs toxins very well and exfoliates well making it a good facial clay for oily. It is used to bind oil and water together in creams. Polysorbate 60.FromNatureWithLove. Emulsifying Wax Our emulsifying wax is a vegetable based emulsifier (Ingredients: Cetearyl Alcohol. scaly. Moroccan red clay is also good for drawing out toxins and excess oils from the skin and should be used for oily to normal skin types. These oils do not have a taste and they are not sweet. Use it at a rate of 1 T per pound of soap.com Page 186 From Nature With Love . These can help revitalize tired looking skin and will encourage blood flow to the skin. FD & C Dyes To use FD & C dyes: These dyes are water soluble and highly concentrated. Bentonite and French Green clay are the most drawing of the clays and are best used on oily to normal skin.

immediately flush eyes/eye with water for at least 10 minutes and see a physician. Handling GSE Avoid contact with eyes.com . etc. multiply the total volume (in ounces) of your batch times . gargle or disinfectant for hands.05 and 2% of your total ingredients. it can be used to wash fruit. • For general disinfection of counter tops and other surfaces: Use 8-15 drops per gallon of water. • Make your own baby wipes: Use 20 drops in 16 oz. It can even be used to disinfect drinking water if necessary. If contact should occur. Add to oils before adding lye when using in soap. Always dilute before using on skin or for personal use. • As a gargle or mouthwash: 3 drops in 5 oz. you should thoroughly rinse the area with water. disinfect countertops. In the house.05. keep out of the reach of children. As with all other medications.FromNatureWithLove. Uses • For a fruit/veggie or meat/fish wash: use 8-15 drops per gallon of water • For laundry: add 10 drops to rinse cycle • For humidifiers: add 4 drops per gallon to the reservoir • For disinfecting toothbrushes: 2 drops in 5 oz. It will be bitter but clean. of water. Shake and let resettle. Grapefruit seed extract is a natural (extracted from the seeds of grapefruits) citricidal preservative. Add 10 drops GSE to gallon of clear water. laundry. How GSE is Made GSE is made with extracts of citrus seeds/pulp. vegetables and meat/fish. You can store your toothbrush for a week in this solution. Pretty much anywhere you use commercial disinfectants. humidifiers. How Much to Use Use GSE ar a rate of .02 to get ounces of GSE to use. It can also be used diluted as a mouthwash. you can substitute GSE and you can rest assured that it is safe for you and the environment. To measure out 2%. It is made through a special process of combining polyphenols with the acidic extracts of citrus seeds/pulp until they convert to a stable quaternary From Nature With Love Page 187 http://www. filter water first or let sit. of water • To disinfect drinking water: If possible. Usually the amount is too small to measure in ounces so you can multiply that number by 30 to get ml and use an ml syringe to measure your GSE.2%. It can be used in many ways for household disinfection and can also be used to preserve soaps.Grapefruit Seed Extract One of the reasons people are moving away from commercial soaps and skin care products is because of the numerous chemicals and preservatives used that have questionable effects on our health. If it comes in contact with the skin (unless you’re using a drop for warts or cysts). toothbrushes. There’s no need to dilute for use in soaps and toiletries. of water • For soap or lotions: Use between . toiletries and cosmetics. utensils.

Since this may not be compatible with all essential oils and fragrance oils do a small test first. You can also make up the milk and use it in place of your water. The normal reconstitution rate for milk powder is 4 T per cup of water. It is blended with vegetable glycerin to make it non irritating to the skin and mucous membranes. Some quat. room and linen sprays etc. soaps etc. however. gives the product a “silky” feel. Mix fragrance /essential oils with P20 until you get a clear solution and then add to batch. These pigments tend to be on the earthy side and can be blended to get complex muted colors. In MP soap. Add the milk paste to your batch at light trace. In cold process soap. Add evenly colored oil to your batch and mix well. you can make a paste with 1T of milk powder per pound of soap (mix with just enough water to make it into a paste) and add it to the melted base. you will find it easier to reserve a small amount of your water from your recipe and use that water to make a paste with the milk powder. the 60% Concentrated GSE is recommended for cosmetic purposes. GSE is safe enough to use as a disinfectant for drinking water when necessary. As a blend. They need to be mixed well with an oil to prevent clumps of pigment in your finished product. lotion or soap. These pigments will settle to the bottom of your product if you use too much or if your product is very thin in consistency so some trial and error may be necessary to use these pigments in certain instances. Oxides and Ultramarines These pigments are oil dispersible and therefore do not dissolve. you may prefer to use 6-8 T of powder per cup water to increase the creaminess of your milk. http://www. Some fragrance oils may cloud. compounds are toxic to animal life but GSE provides very broad anti bacterial activity while demonstrating no toxicity. Great for body sprays. Stir well to incorporate. Hydrolyzed Silk The addition of hydrolyzed silk amino acids to a cream.ammonium compounds. Milk Powders The nice thing about using milk in the powdered form (other than the fact that you can have it around and not have to worry about it going bad before you use it). Polysorbate 20 Use polysorbate 20 to emulsify oils & water at about 1:1 (may require slightly more to achieve a clear solution). salves. Our GSE does not contain any preservatives such as parabens as it shouldn’t be necessary if GSE itself is a preservative. In soap. Add the silk during the water phase at a rate of about 1-6% in creams. is that you can alter the concentration of it and therefore make a fattier milk. Use at .FromNatureWithLove.com Page 188 From Nature With Love . it will need to be chilled before combining with the lye. While the 33% GSE is suitable for regular household purposes. or lotions and about 410% in soaps.05 to 1% to preserve most formulations or use at 2% to create antibacterial creams. rinses.

Keep you eyes open when you’re out shopping for little solid. This compound has exceptional tear strength so it can withstand repeated flexing for part removal. of compound per 3 cavities. The objects used in the pictured mold were a leaf shaped glass ashtray. Porous objects will allow the rubber to seep into the pores and you will not have a smooth cavity. For example. Use the smallest tub that you can so you don’t waste a lot of compound in empty spaces. The objects must be heavy and sit flat on the bottom of the tub or the rubber will seep under and lift up the object thereby sealing the object into the mold rather than making a cavity in it’s shape. Then carefully remove the objects from the bottom of the mold. a bar of round soap and a big heavy sea shell (the sea shell was first wrapped in saran wrap to prevent the rubber from entering the cavity).Silicone Rubber Molds Choosing Objects to Make Your Mold Find smooth nonporous objects that are heavy enough that they will not float to the top in the rubber. It helps to hold the object in place as you pour the rubber around and over it until you are sure it will not move. Once. From Nature With Love Page 189 http://www. arrange 6 bars of soap in a tray leaving 1 inch around each bar. To prolong life of your molds. The object must be removable once the mold is hard so a wide part will not fit back out through a narrow opening : ). Other soaps or candles can be used too. Making your Mold Place the objects that you want a casting of in a basin type tub or wide container. carefully remove the rubber mold from the tub or container. The 5 lb. carefully clean them after each use and allow to dry properly. Allow 16 to 18 hours cure time. Remember that you need to choose objects that are uniform width from top to bottom or things that can be placed so that the widest part is rested on the bottom of the tub. You may be able to use something that is hollow if you can fill it with sand and seal it in. Do not overmix however as you will wind up with too many air bubbles. size is good for about 12 cavities.com . You will need approximately 1 lb. heavy trinkets that would make nice shaped soaps.FromNatureWithLove. Then mix 10 parts by weight of Part A with 1 part by weight of Part B (activator) in a container. carefully pour the compound over the objects in your tray being careful not to move the objects at all. properly mixed. Keep them out of direct sunlight and in room temperature. Hollow objects will float up and should not be used. Stir thoroughly either by hand until a uniform light blue color results. Once hard. Plastic works best because it is flexible and will make it easy to remove your mold once it is hard. A Plastic disposable stirrer will work best.

potpourri may be what you’re looking for. are becoming fast selling items and well known companies have placed great emphasis on these new lines. linen sprays. Home Fragrance Products. rooms sprays.Why consider adding potpourri and air fresheners to your line? If you are a professional soaper looking to enhance your line.com Page 190 From Nature With Love . a new business looking for something easy to make and sell or just a hobbyist looking for a good craft for gift giving.FromNatureWithLove. • These products are quick and easy to make. including potpourri. air freshener gels etc. • They don’t require expensive packaging • They can be sold individually with a wide range of pricing or they can be added to gift sets/ baskets to fill them out • Potpourri and freshener gels tend to attract the eye and nose drawing more people to your displays/stores • Potpourri is easily customized for the person it is meant for by varying the colors and fragrance • It can be made with pure essential oils for an aromatherapy product or with high quality fragrance oils • It has no shelf life and can be made well in advance of a craft show or gift giving season http://www.

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