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

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

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

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

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

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

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Pour into deodorant containers. This basic balm can be softened with more oil or hardened with more wax or butter. http://www.FromNatureWithLove. Add mica if you are coloring the balm. This can be poured into lip balm containers or deodorant containers for use as lotion bars. Remove from heat and add fragrance and colorant.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. Add essential oil or fragrance oil.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.

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

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

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

Add butter & beeswax and heat to 150. Makes 10-3 oz containers. 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. Strain. heels. then add eo’s and pour... Cool slightly.Herbal Hand Salve Submitted by Bonnie of Cedar City.FromNatureWithLove.com Page 16 From Nature With Love . UT Great for hands. http://www. elbows.

about 5 minutes. Pour into wide mouthed jar or tin. stiring to prevent wax from becoming solid. Add remaining ingredents. and has a wonderful scent from the infused herbs. From Nature With Love Page 17 http://www. (Cosistency can be checked before pouring by dipping a spoon into the mix. It can be applied more heavily to heal and sooth dry skin.com . Melt wax in double boiler. and more wax or oils can be added to adjust firmness. chamomile. it is a great all-over balm. 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. but you can make a “part” whatever you desire. anti bacterial healing balm. 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. Turn off heat.) Neem Balm Submitted by Kathleen of Burlington. comfrey root. AR This balm sinks in quickly.FromNatureWithLove. WA A good all around anti fungal.Herbal Healing Balm Submitted by Stephanie of Conway. Lightly applied. Ingredients: 4 parts beeswax 4 parts olive oil infused w/ equal parts of calendula. into the little 1/4 or 1/2 oz tins. Allow to set until solid.

Stir in fragrance oil. white cream and has cooled to room temperature. In a seperate saucepan. Slowly pour the heated water/borax mixture into the oil/beeswax misture. Pour into bottle or jar and seal. Apply each night. and almond oil in a double boiler(do this slowly. coconut oil. 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. Beat briskly until fluffy(an egg whisk or electric mixer will do). or when ever needed. Heat the cocoa butter. This was taken from Janet Reno. Strawberry Cream Submitted by Robert of Hyattsville. not to a boil). melt the beeswax and add the almond oil. 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. fresh strawberries. Stirring constantly.FromNatureWithLove. Mash and strain the juice through a colander or sieve(if you have a fruit/vegetable juicer. Remove from heat. and liquid lanolin. http://www.com Page 18 From Nature With Love .Peach & Berry Gardener’s Hand Cream Submitted by Christina of Grand Marais. Keep refridgerated. stirring the mixture until all ingredients are well blended. Put into sterilized jars. Remove from heat. lanolin. Continue stirring until the mix forms a thick. this will be easier). 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. and add strawberry juice very quickly.

FromNatureWithLove. Germal Plus and scent last. Add the Emu. Blend with a stick blender while adding the remaining oils. Add butters. disposable containers work well. It will be a thin ointment that will relieve tired muscles. 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.Tiger Balm Submitted by Raquel of Bristol. oil and jojoba and crumble camphor gum into the mix. (use rubber gloves it’s really stinky) When it is liquid add essential oils and pour into a 4 oz container and let set. then coconut oil.com . plastic. From Nature With Love Page 19 http://www. until cool and put into jars or containers of choice. 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. The small.

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The cooler the gel. This forms the beer’s head. stopping about an inch from the top. Pull up on your wick to straighten it. Add your color and your scent to the gel wax (I use vanilla)and stir thoroughly. While this is heating. Start whipping it up with a fork. 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. From Nature With Love Page 21 http://www. Pour into mug. Once it has melted. Floater Candles Instructions: You can easily make floater candles by pouring wax into tart tins that have been greased with mold release. Make sure you work in a relatively warm but not too hot environment so your sheets don’t break or dent. take off the burner and add fragrance. the more bubbles you will have. You can take one sheet and simply roll the length of it or divide the sheet in half and roll 2 small candles. spoon it on top of the “beer” in the mug. and your whipping will make it frothy.FromNatureWithLove. Different colored sheets can be combined and rolled to make multicolored candles. As the wax cools. Tug your wick again. 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. it will turn white again. The sheets can be rolled in a number of different ways. THE HEAD: Melt paraffin wax at med low heat. 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. Do not over heat. Use with square braid wicks. Seal the outer edge of the wax sheet with a hot knife pressing lightly but firmly so that the edge seals onto the candle. When it is is thick enough to be spooned out. get your wick positioned in the mug using a little melted paraffin to hold the wick in place.com . 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.Candles Beer Mug Candles Submitted by Jessica of Ormond Beach. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Melt and cool to 100 degrees. Add the mica mixed with the fragrance oil so there are no clumps of mica. Instructions: Dissolve lye in water. After 24 hours. Blend the lye mixture and oils together slowly and stir till it traces.0 ounces water 9.2 ounces coconut oil 22. Pour in mold and wrap in blanket to keep temp at an even 100 degrees then insert thermometer to keep track. Camper’s Delight with Neem Oil Submitted by Susan of N Syracuse. Combine oils and Shea butter in large soap pot and warm over low until various components have melted. Remove from heat to cool. When it gets to 80 degrees it’s ready to unmold. From Nature With Love Page 29 http://www.4 ounces olive Oil 16. Combine in large pot and stir briskly until soap traces. Ingredients: 19. When both mixtures reach 95’F it’s time to make soap. allow to cool.Bubble Gum Soap Smells so good you’ll want to eat it!!! Ingredients: 8 oz soft water 3 oz lye 7 oz crisco. Pour into mold.com . Let cool to 100 degrees.6 ounces Sodium Hydroxide 14 teaspoons essential oil. Allow soap to cure for at least three weeks before using.FromNatureWithLove. Geranium and Rosemary essential oils. put it someplace quiet and wrap to insulate. 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. unmold and cut as desired.4 ounces Neem Oil 23. cut and let rest for 2 weeks to cure.4 ounces Shea Butter 6. Add the essential oils and stir well. NY A soap that soothes skin problems and keeps the bugs at bay. Eucalyptus Citriodora.0 ounces palm Oil 6. Blend oils together over a double boiler all except the essential/fragrance oil.equal parts Citronella Java.

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

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

Stick blend to trace. Add EO’s and Calendula Petals.1oz Aloe Oil 5. Stir a couple minutes(or until trace if stirring completely by hand). Calendula Petals @ Trace Instructions: Blend EO’s and FO (preferably 24 hours in advance) and cover. Pour into mold. http://www.FromNatureWithLove. Neroli FO 1/2 C.4oz Canola Oil 4.8oz Cocoa Butter 1-1/2 tsp.English Countryside Soap Submitted by Michele of Jenison. MI A heady yet invigorating scent Ingredients: 24oz Water 9oz Lye 20oz Coconut Oil 17.5oz Palm Oil 4.3oz Castor Oil 11. Drizzle lye solution into the oils.8oz Shea Butter .com Page 32 From Nature With Love . Clovebud EO 1-1/2 tsp. Spearmint EO 1-1/2 tsp.110* Melt solid oils. stirring constantly. Add lye to water and let cool to 90* .110*. stir in liquid oils and bring to 90* .1oz Sweet Almond Oil .

Allow to sit undisturbed in warm area for 24 hours.until solids are melted.6 ounces Flax Seed oil 22.6 ounces Sodium Hydroxide 23 ounces water 10 tsp essential oil Instructions: Dissolve Sodium Hydroxide in water and allow to cool in safe place. This recipe makes 4lbs of soap. When both mixtures have cooled to 95’carefully combine in large pot.Flax Oil Soap Submitted by Susan of N Syracuse. Cut into bars place in cool. Stir in essential oil.FromNatureWithLove. From Nature With Love Page 33 http://www. dry area for at least 3 weeks. NY An ultra creamy bath bar with skin pampering Flax oil Ingredients: 19. Warm oils in large non-reactive pot. I use a 13" square wooden wine box with a lid. I cut it into 24 bars. Stir to trace.8 ounces Palm Oil 9.com .4 ounces Olive Oil 12.2 ounces Coconut oil 9. turn bars over every few days for even drying. Pour in large mold.

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

combine the two. Combine fats in a pan and melt over low heat. From Nature With Love Page 35 http://www. Allow to cure for four weeks. At trace add the dry goat’s milk powder. Pour into molds. 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. Allow to harden for 24 to 48 hours and once dry turn out and cut into bars. Stir well.Goat’s Milk Soap Submitted by Michelle of Long Beach.FromNatureWithLove. When the lye mixture and the fats meet at the same temperature between 130 and 140. Combine the lye and goat’s milk in a separate container.com . please do your reading before making this recipe.

Remove from mold and cut into bars.4 oz Sunflower Oil Lye/Water: 2. Once the temperature has cooled to 100-125 degrees. Allow 1 to 2 days to set-up. Add fragrance. the pH reading should be between 7. never let a bunch of granules become caked on the bottom of the container.0 oz Coconut Oil 3.4 oz Sweet Almond Oil 4.com Page 36 From Nature With Love .7 oz Water Instructions: Combine oils. Pour into prepared molds.FromNatureWithLove. the oils are ready. Add the lye slowly and stir constantly.4 oz Grapeseed Oil 2.4 oz NaOH/Lye 5. heat gently.4 oz Olive Oil 2. Temporarily set oils aside.Good Bar Submitted by Brian of Fairfield.0. http://www. Once the fats and oils are melted and the temperature is 100-125 degrees. CA Inexpensive oils can make a luxurious bar of soap Ingredients: Oils: 2.4 oz Palm Oil 2. Combine the lye and the water. the lye solution is ready.5 and 9. Stir until tracing occurs. Allow to cure. When the bars are cured. Combine the melted oils and lye solution together.

Warm oils to 125 degrees and combine with lye solution. Dissolve 5 1/2 tsp each of salt and sugar into the remaining 4oz of water and add back to your lye solution. I used 2" PVC and unmold in 48 hours. Blend until trace is reached. From Nature With Love Page 37 http://www.FromNatureWithLove. Pour into molds. but my husband loves it. I find it a bit drying. Let the lye reach 125 degrees.com . This makes a nice hard bar with lots of medium bubbles.Hope’s Basic Soap Submitted by Hope of Ventura. 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.

Ingredients: OILS: 2. To help container keep its firm shape. reinforce sides and bottom of box with packing tape. Pour lye/water mixture in slow steady stream into the oils. allowing for possibly one more use of the mold (otherwise just peel it off). just slice it open so that you can refold it closed to help keep batch warm for first 48 hours. Container should hold most or all of the 2lbs of soap.4 oz Olive oil LYE/LIQUID: 4. Will yield nice. Tea Tree Oil for treating acne) Instructions: Pour lye into water. http://www. Soap should slip out easily. A good mold for this batch is an empty “Parmalat” milk container. Don’t cut off the top.Lemon Olive Complexion Bar Submitted by Stephanie of Princeton. 100-F).3 oz NaOH/Lye 11. Set aside to cool (c. Add scent just before pouring into mold. stir until clear.6 oz Castor oil 2. but have an extra individual mold or two around to catch any extra soap.6 oz Grapeseed oil 21. Use stick blender intermittently with spoon (no more than 1 minute at a time for blender).com Page 38 From Nature With Love . NJ Nourishing & moisturizing. palm-sized rectagular shapes once cut. 100-F) Heat/melt all oils.FromNatureWithLove. cool (c.6 oz Sweet almond oil 2.4 fl oz Water SCENT: 1.5 oz. great for difficult skin conditions.6 oz Coconut oil 2.4 oz Lemongrass EO (can add another 0. Stir to trace.

com .9 oz sweet almond oil 19.3 ounces lye 34. 2 ounces of jojoba oil. RI A luxury body bar Ingredients: 14.0 oz coconut oil 1.0 oz olive oil 19.0 oz emu oil 1.Luxury Bar Submitted by Kia of Provodence.0 oz castor oil 24.FromNatureWithLove.0 oz sal butter recipe was superfatted with: 3 ounces of mango butter.9 oz mango Butter 1.2 oz tallow (beef) 1.5 ounces water 2 tsp hydrolized silk amino acids added to water & lye mixture. 1.and 2 ounces of emu oil.2 oz palm oil 1.0 oz neem oil 24. From Nature With Love Page 39 http://www.9 oz jojoba oil 1. Instructions: Follow basic instructions for cold processed soaps.

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

fresh smelling bar.FromNatureWithLove. then stir in essential oils. 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. Add herbs and clay mixed with the two oz of sesame oil and blend well. This has a powerful odor while making.Neem Oil Soap Submitted by Kathleen of Burlington.com . clays and herbs used) I can’t seem to keep enough of this on hand! From Nature With Love Page 41 http://www. (see info on the benefits of Neem. (about 110 degrees) stir to a light trace. add to warmed oils. 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. but cures out to be a very pleasant. cool to 100 degrees. This recipe will make one dozen 5 oz (plus) bars.

~ Combine lye and liquid. Allow to cool (100° F to 125° F). Can use stick blender intermittently. Don’t over-stir beyond trace. Allow to cure for 3 weeks. http://www.0 oz Mango Butter 3.2 oz Shea Butter LYE/LIQUID 2. Set aside and to cool (100° F to 125° F). ~ After 48 hours. the soap can be turned out of the mold. stir well.0 oz Cocoa Butter 1.4 oz Lye (NaOH) 5.6 oz Coconut Oil 4. Ingredients: BUTTERS/OIL: 4.2 oz Sal Butter 3. Should trace quite quickly. ~ Combine oils and melt. Place the bars on something that will allow air to circulate all around (or flip bars every few days). NJ Exceptionally elegant gift soap. but for no more than one minute at a time — then go back to spoon.2 oz Nutmeg Butter (1%) SCENT: Nutmeg EO Vanilla EO Instructions: This makes a few. depending on the molds used. Use a decorative but sturdy set of molds to ladel in the raw soap. medium sized elegant gift bars. Great way to put the FNWL 4 oz.com Page 42 From Nature With Love .Nutmeg Butter Soap Submitted by Stephanie of Princeton. butter sampler sets to use.FromNatureWithLove. ~ Pour lye/liquid solution into melted oils in thin steady stream.7 oz Buttermilk (goat’s or whole milk) powder in water SUPERFAT 0. Stir until trace. ~ Pour raw soap into your prepared molds.

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

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

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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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 lye to fats and stir briskly for up to one hour til it “traces”. Set out to dry and cure for 4-6 weeks. Add nutrients and essential oils.Vitamin Soap Submitted by Kathryn of Verona. From Nature With Love Page 49 http://www.FromNatureWithLove. Cover with blankets and allow to sit for 24 to 48 hours until it stops generating heat. NJ This soap nourishes the skin in every way possible. stir to combine and pour into molds. 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. When hard (up to a week). cut and remove from mold. 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. Melt fats and let cool to 80-90 degrees.com .

FL Designed specifically to be healthy for maturing skin Ingredients: Oils 1.0 oz Palm Kernel Oil 12.6 oz Sweet Almond Oil 0. 1 oz. .5 oz Sodium Hydroxide (NaOH/Lye) 11.Youthful Complexion Submitted by Kim of Winter Haven.6 oz Olive Oil 8. I usually make this recipe in a PVC tube mold http://www.FromNatureWithLove. Chamomile powder and Calendula powder Instructions: Make soap according to basic soaping instructions. Essential Oil: Rose Bulgarian.2 oz. Dried Herbs: 1 oz total: Rose Powder. Essential Oil: Lavender. Add the dried herbs just before pouring into molds.2 oz.5 oz Water Additives 1.6 oz Cocoa Butter 9. The EO’s are expensive but more than worth it.com Page 50 From Nature With Love .2 oz Shortening (veg) 4.4 oz total of Essential/Fragrance Oil Essential Oil: Roman Chamomile. .

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Slowly add the borax-water mixture to it. Bring this mixture almost to boiling. Set aside.FromNatureWithLove. Add olive oil and aloe oil to this mixture. Basic Hand & Body Cream Cucumber Cream Submitted by Yohana of Voorhees. 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. Remove the mixture from the water bath. Transfer to jars and let cool. http://www. You can whip the mixture in the blender. Place the glass cup in a pan of water (about 1-2 inches of water). Add the colored cream back to the main batch and blend well. Mix together oil and beeswax in another cup. Great for winter dry skin. Add the Fragrance oil if using and cool completely.Creams Basic Hand & Body Cream Doesn’t leave greasy feel. Take a small amount of cream and mix the mica into it removing all of the clumps. Heat the oilbeeswax mixture in the water bath over medium heat until beeswax is melted. 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.com Page 52 From Nature With Love . Add the cucumber juice and stir thoroughly. Add hydrosol while blending in processor until smooth. stirring occasionally.

com . Apply to hands and rub in well until it soaks into the skin and the almond remains fall off. avocado oil 1 tbs.FromNatureWithLove. 2) Stir in a sufficient amount of almonds to form a paste. honey 2 tsp. 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. honey. From Nature With Love Page 53 http://www. CA Added protection for working in the garden. Rinse.Gardener’s Hand Cream Submitted by Elise of Lake Elsinore. and glycerin. Ingredients: 2 tbs. glycerin 1 1/2 cups finely ground almonds Instructions: 1) In a ceramic bowl thoroughly mix the avocado oil. Makes enough for a few applications. Then add desired ingredients and massage into skin.

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

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

Combine citric acid and water over double boiler water until the citric acid dissolves and then add all the remaining ingredients except fragrance. distilled water 4 oz. All items used to make cream should be sterilized.FromNatureWithLove. 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. Add remaining ingredients and whip some more..5 oz. You don’t want it to get so cool that you can’t pour it. stearic acid .I love Jojoba 1. color. and Germaben II. pour into a blender and whip off and on until it cools ( this can take quite a while ). When the mixture turns a creamy color.. I hope you enjoy this as much as my family and I do.8 oz citric acid .2 oz Germaben II .its especially nice when scented with cucumber and tinted very pale green. I usually whip it for 5 minutes let it cool 10 minutes and so on. emulsifying wax 1.1 oz.2 oz. http://www.. vegetable oil or oil blend of your choice . CT Wonderful all over body/face cream Ingredients: 14 oz. This will thicken in jars as it cools more.com Page 56 From Nature With Love .Whipped Creme Submitted by Mary of Waterbury. Makes approximately 20 ounces of cream..

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

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. At trace add the vitamin E oil.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 lye and water and cool to 100 degrees. Combine oils and lye/ water mixing well. Baby Soap Submitted by Bonnie of Cedar City. From Nature With Love Page 59 http://www. Pour into a mold and proceed as you would with cold process soap.

Pour a small amount into the muslin bag. Mix the mica into the essential oil until it has no clumps. Also great for cheeks and drool drenched chins! http://www. Apply to baby’s bottom in between diaper changes.Baby Washbags Use these washbags as a gentle soap-free cleanser for baby. Bottoms Up! Baby Bottom Balm Submitted by Bonnie of Cedar City. 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.com Page 60 From Nature With Love . beeswax and butter until melted.FromNatureWithLove. then gently squeeze muslin bag over baby and rub lightly with bag. soften bag in bath water. When bathing baby. 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. Stir the colored lavender oil to the slightly cooled oil/butter mixture and pour into jars or deodorant containers.

Since it uses 100% natural oils.5 oz Virgin Coconut Oil 4. cobalt bottle.Calendula Baby Oil Submitted by Jena of Albert Lea. Diaper Ointment Ingredients: 16 oz Sweet Almond Oil 8 oz Shea Butter 8 oz Jojoba Oil 4.3 oz. calendula oil 0. MN 100% natural oil for baby. From Nature With Love Page 61 http://www. Ingredients: 2. Add 1% Tea Tree. or for baby massage. avocado oil 0. Then add the Calendula and stir. Lavender and Chamomile essential oils (combined volume). with healing & soothing properties.5 oz Beeswax 2 Drops Calendula Absolute Instructions: Mix oils. butter and beeswax together in double boiler until wax and butter is melted. Pour into a 6 oz.0 oz.5 oz. and keep babies skin soft and healthy.2 oz. vitamin E 250 IU 6 drops Roman chamomile essential oil Instructions: Mix all of the ingredients together. wheat germ oil 0. jojoba oil 0.5 oz. Pour into jars. Use oil after baby’s bath.FromNatureWithLove.com . it will absorb in nicely.5 oz. pure olive oil 1.

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

blend gently until incorporated. Then combine all ingredients and mix well. essential oil (optional) 2 tbsp. Makes approximately 2 1/2 cups. softening and healing of the skin and as an aid to treat restlessness and insomnia. chamomile powder Instructions: In a blender. Use 1 few Tablespoons for a baby size tub and increase for larger tubs and older children.if used. Sweet Dreams Baby Lotion Submitted by Karen of Dunnellon.Herbal Milk Bath Submitted by Ann of Pilot Mountain. pure beeswax (white). Add lavender and chamomile powders. I package these in cello bags tied with a card with instructions for use and a muslin bag attached. While mixture is still warm. Place mixture in a muslin drawstring bag or tie up in cheesecloth and add to bath water for gentle cleansing. FL Soothing baby lotion for baby’s skin and lightly scented for calming Ingredients: 1 1/2 c. Do NOT over blend. Great as a massage lotion for baby.com . lavender powder 1 1/2 tsp. melt coconut oil and beeswax until fully melted. 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. Stop blender and add essential oil. camelina oil 1 1/2 tsp. Slowly pour oils into blender on low. From Nature With Love Page 63 http://www.FromNatureWithLove. Blend gently in short bursts. Using a glass container. This mixture will thicken quickly as it cools. lanolin 1 1/2 tsp. This lotion doesn’t leave oily feeling to skin and absorbs well.vitamin E oil. pour into containers. Vitamin E oil 1/3 c. aloe vera gel 1 1/2 tsp. mix aloe gel. Gently stir in camelina oil. At this point oils will thicken and turn white.filtered 3/4 c.lanolin. virgin coconut oil 1 oz.

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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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In a separate bowl combine oil. Pack into a large muslin bag leaving little room in the bag for the contents to move around. squeeze and rub into the skin to cleanse.Moisturizing Bath Fizzy Submitted by Melanie of Pittsburgh. EO or FO 1/2 tsp. water. From Nature With Love Page 69 http://www. Plunge the filled bag into a bowl of warm water. 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). water 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. Natural Cleansing Washbag 1/4 cup hemp seed meal 1/4 cup oatmeal.com . Unmold immediately onto a lined cookie sheet and let dry overnight. safflower oil 3/4 T. baking soda 1/2 c. EO or FO. corn starch 2 1/2 T. Mix well. not a utensil). PA Best Bath Fizzy Ever! Ingredients: 1 c. This is the best bath fizzy recipe I’ve ever tried.FromNatureWithLove. and borax. citric acid 1/2 c. Just enough oil to moisturize without making you feel greasy. 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. Pack into molds really hard. Borax Instructions: Mix dry ingredients (except borax)until well blended. If you pour the liquids too quickly your mixture will fizz.

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

Put into “shaker” containers and enjoy! Silk Soak Submitted by Annette of Eugene. earthy scents like nutmeg. I prefer to use dry fragrances but oils work well too.FromNatureWithLove. The ground seeds release their natural oils when added to a hot bath. From Nature With Love Page 71 http://www. almond and comfrey work well. oatmeal.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. OR Sunflower seeds.com . Add the other ingredients and mix thoroughly. Because the sunflower seeds are so fragrant. 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. Fragrance with oils or dry ingredients. WA A natural. This luxurious bath combines the skin soothing properties of oatmeal with softening milk and corn starch.

Jasmine’s Submitted by Jasmine of Corona. Use all within 3 months. FO/EO and fixed oil.Soothing Milk Bath . add to bath under running water. 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. 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.com Page 72 From Nature With Love . Add other ingredients and mix well. http://www. Put under running water. Store in cool dry place.FromNatureWithLove. sweet almond or fractionated coconut oil Instructions: In a large bowl combine dendritic salt. grapeseed. swirling with your hand to mix. To USE: pour or scoop out desired amount (this depends on personal preference and the size of your tub). usually about 1/2 cup.

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

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For The Face Acne Toner Submitted by Andrea of Worcester. Leave on for 5 minutes & rinse off with warm water. Anti-Wrinkle Clay Mask Submitted by Cindy of Allegan. MA Works great for acne prone skin. Apply to face with cotton ball after cleansing. From Nature With Love Page 75 http://www. Shake before each Use.com .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. 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. 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. This helped clear up black heads from our teenagers faces AND helped clear up an itchy rash from our 10 year olds face.

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

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

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

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

Use 1 Tbl. Finely Ground Comfrey 1/2 Tbl. per application and wet with water or a tea infused with one of the above herbs. MI A clay facial with added herbs Ingredients: 1 C.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. Store in an sterile glass jar. Healing Clay Facial Submitted by Jennifer of Hersey. French Clay (or one better suited to your skin type) 1 Tbl. Apply to the skin in a gentle circular motion and leave it to dry for about 10-20 minutes. Wash off with warm water.FromNatureWithLove. http://www.com Page 80 From Nature With Love . Calendula powder 1/2 Tbl. Finely ground Mullein Instructions: Mix herbs and clay together very well with a mortar and pestle. A light oil such as camelina can be applied afterwards if the skin feels tight.

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

coconut oil and rice bran oil.FromNatureWithLove. approximately 15 minutes. Add essential oil. Pour the heated solution into the lecithin and oils.Lecithin Moisturizer Submitted by Yohana of Voorhees. vegetable oil. but because it does contain alcohol it can be drying. You can adjust the consistency by adding less or more water. Rinse your face thoroughly with warm water and pat dry. It is suitable for all skin types. You can use the blender. Heat the borax-water solution. Apply to your face and allow to dry. NJ Ingredients: 1 T liquid lecithin 2 T fractionated coconut. cool completely and pour into a clean container. 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. Gently heat the lecithin and oils until the coconut oil melts.com Page 82 From Nature With Love . Marie Antoinette Masque Submitted by Yohana of Voorhees. Stir until well mixed. macadamia nut. 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. You could heat in the microwave (for 45 seconds on High) or in a water bath. So be sure to muisturize your skin afterward. Any remaining mixture should be kept in the refrigerator. http://www.

FromNatureWithLove. When melted. Lanolin 2 oz. 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. Avocado Oil 1 oz. melt beeswax. Wisk until cool. From Nature With Love Page 83 http://www. Beeswax 1 oz. Spring Water Instructions: Using a double boiler. then water.Moisturizing Cleanser Dry Skin Cleansing Cream Ingredients: 1/2 oz. Grapeseed Oil 2 drops Clary-Sage Essential Oil 2 drops Lemon Essential Oil 3 oz.com . Stir well. Massage into the skin in a circular motion and then rinse with warm water. lanolin. and oils. take off heat and add essential oils.

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

GA Controls oily skin Ingredients: Peppermint or Sage leaves Water Apple Cider Vinegar Instructions: Make an infusion of the peppermint or sage leaves. Leave on until dry or for about 15 minutes. Rosewater Egg Facial Submitted by Kirsten of Shoreline. Wash off with warm water. Bottle and store in the refrigerator. egg white 1 T. Wash off with warm water. Use after cleansing. Apply thin layer to dry face.FromNatureWithLove. rosewater Instructions: Mix all ingredients together.Oily Skin Toner Submitted by Tiffany of Cartersville. From Nature With Love Page 85 http://www. A light oil such as camelina can be applied afterwards if the skin feels tight.com . 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. WA Tightens and cleanses face Ingredients: 1 egg yolk 2 T. Apply to the skin in a gentle circular motion and leave it to dry for about 10-20 minutes. honey 1 t. and mix 1 part infusion to 1 part vinegar.

Rinse with cool water.pat dry. GA This always gives my face a healthy glow. Mix until it is a paste. 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.Skin Astingent Submitted by Charlean of Hopewell. Add honey and milk powder.FromNatureWithLove.Let it stand until it’s completely cool.It is very simple and very effective. Strawberry Hydroxy Mask Submitted by Tracy of Columbus. and the tea bags and pour the water into it. It may separate so shake before use.and also it is easy to resize the recipe for your own needs. Store in the fridge.I try to do this mask at least 2 times a week. Apply to your face and let sit until dry.Then add the witch hazel. 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. Enjoy the healthy glow and silky feel of your skin!! http://www.lemon juice and lavender oil.com Page 86 From Nature With Love .

Mash them together with a fork until it is a relatively smooth consistancy. 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. Pat onto face and let sit 10 min or until dry. GA This recipe leaves your skin noticeably softer and smoother.Yogurt & Banana Facial Submitted by Tracy of Columbus.FromNatureWithLove.com . From Nature With Love Page 87 http://www. Wash off with lukewarm water.

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

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

Add water to herbs.FromNatureWithLove. Loc Butter Submitted by Lori of Kansas City.Herbal Shampoo Submitted by Tiffany of Cartersville. if desired. Pour castile soap into a bottle. Strain herbs and funnel into soap. Good for hair and skin. **Note** Feel free to experiment with different herbs and essential oils for this recipe. Shampoo will be very runny. Shake well before each use to mix the oil with the soap. Add a few squirts of jojoba oil and essential oils. 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. From Nature With Love Page 91 http://www. Makes approximately 4 ounces. cover and let steep at least 30 minutes. pour in container and let cool. 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. so use only a little bit when shampooing. but also very concentrated.com .

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

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

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

FL Soft soap. 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. Makes about 2 large rectangular bars. When soap is stringy add the remaining ingredients. coconut oil and water. Enjoy!! Wake-me-up Soap Submitted by Cori of Chandler. leaves and rosemary. Take off of the heat and mix the peppermint oil.com Page 96 From Nature With Love .FromNatureWithLove. 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. with large fluffy suds. Mix it well and put into the proper molds.Mango Mint Shampoo Bar Submitted by Spencer of Royal Palm Beach. AZ A wonderful morning soap to get you going. Slowly heat this in a double boiler over medium heat until the soap is completely mixed and has a stringy texture. Pour into prepared molds or hand mold. http://www.

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Add lye to water and cool to 100 degrees. Mix oils and lye water together using a stick blender. I melt my oils in the same pot that I later put in the oven. http://www.Hot Process Soap Apple Spice Soap Submitted by Annmarie of Columbus. Cover with a lid and put it in the oven for 1 1/2 hours. I allow it several days to harden. 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. Cool to 100 degrees.com Page 98 From Nature With Love . then package. At light trace add spices then FO. Scoop into the mold. This recipe was modified from Kathy Miller’s web site. Melt oils. After 24 hrs I remove it from the mold and cut.FromNatureWithLove. Preheat oven to 200 degrees.

com . Emu Oil (12%) 3.14 oz. Cover and cook until done. Weigh and add liquid oils to crock. Weigh and melt hard oils in microwave. 2. 5.6 oz. Shea Butter (4%) 1. Castor Oil (6%) 3 oz. Add lye/water to crock oils while stirring gently.4 oz. Unmold and cut when cool.8 oz. 1. Mix and set aside. NJ Ingredients: 16. Lye (6% excess fat) Fragrance and color optional Instructions: OBSERVE ALL STANDARD SAFETY PROCEDURES. Glop into mold. From Nature With Love Page 99 http://www.Emu Oil Soap Submitted by Kathy of Fort Lee.2 oz. Cocoa Butter (4%) 2. 3. Bring to trace alternating between whisk and stick blender. Sweet Almond Oil (2%) 23 oz. 4. Olive Oil (28%) 12 oz.FromNatureWithLove.2 oz. Coconut Oil (20%) 9 oz. Distilled Water 8.Stefanie’s Favorite . Palm Oil (15%) 7. Weigh lye and water.2 oz. Avocado Oil (5%) 2. Add to pre-warmed crock. 7. 6. Jojoba (2%) 1.4 oz.

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

http://www. cocoa butter and beeswax into a glass jar. Let it cool for about 5 mins. Remove from heat and add honey. Stir in the bubble gum flavored oil and mica.FromNatureWithLove. add the oils (you may need to put in back in the microwave for a few seconds more). flavor oil and vitamin E oil. Mix well and pour into containers. Place jar in pan of boiling water over medium heat. 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. Give it more more quick stir and pour into lip gloss pots.com Page 102 From Nature With Love . Stir occasionally and heat until all are melted. Cocoa Vanilla Lip Gloss Submitted by Sue Ellen of Mesa. Makes approx 12-13 1/4 oz 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.Bubble Gum Lip Gloss Submitted by Annmarie of Columbus.

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

com Page 104 From Nature With Love . Mix well and pour into the container you want to store your balm in.Flavored Lip Balm (moisterizer and gloss) Submitted by Stephanie of Nashville. beeswax and 1 tsp.FromNatureWithLove. 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. Allow to harden at room temperature or in refrigerator. Let cool. (This is only to liquify to make it easier to fully blend all ingredients. jojoba oil and a few drops of your favorite flavor oil to the mixture. http://www.shea butter in a double boiler. 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). Stir in peppermint EO & pour into lip balm containers.) Add 1/4 tsp. Healing Lip Gloss Submitted by Cindy of Allegan.

Remove from heat and stir in the honey and essential oil. 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. add essential oil.Hemp lip Balm Submitted by Bonnie of Cedar City. UT Ingredients: 2 oz hazelnut oil 1 oz hemp seed oil . Pour the mixture into containers. Stir well. 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. Pour into tubes or pots.75 oz beeswax . add honey. 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. From Nature With Love Page 105 http://www. Pinch open the vitamin E capsule and squeeze the contents into the mixture. Add sunflower oil. Hemp Oil Lip Balm Submitted by Yohana of Voorhees.FromNatureWithLove. Honey Lip Balm Submitted by Yohana of Voorhees.com . as mix thickens add hempseed oil and essential oil. stirring constantly. Store in small containers. stirring occasionally. Stir until thick.

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

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

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Blend with stick blender until fully blended. Bring this mixture almost to boiling.FromNatureWithLove. Allow the lotion to cool completely while whisking. Melt beeswax and sweet almond oil in a double boiler stirring occasionally.com . Slowly add the borax-water mixture to it. 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.Lotions All-Over Lotion Submitted by Rachel of Urbana. Shake periodically until cool and enjoy! Almond Oil Lotion Submitted by Yohana of Voorhees. From Nature With Love Page 109 http://www. Add preservative and fragrance oil and blend until incorporated. Microwave 2 1/2 minutes or until solid ingredients are melted. 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. IA A good basic lotion that makes 8 oz. Remove the mixture from the heat. Pour into an 8 oz container and seal tightly. and can be used year-round.

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

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

15 oz Shea Butter 0. transfer to jars. you can add when mixture is still hot.1 oz Corn Starch 0.8 oz Phenonip(or other appropriate preservative) 0. Keep blending. http://www. you can put cream into a zip bag. As cream cools.1 oz Soy Letchin 0. When COMPLETELY cool. This will depend on your preservative. add color/scent. then adding scent and/or color.15 oz Stearic Acid 0.1 oz Instructions: Combine and heat oil phase until fully incorporates. I scent “as I go” by heating the cream slightly. Cut corner from bag and “pipe” into containers. Also.1 oz E-Wax 0. Heat water phase and dissolve baking soda and cornstarch completely. Cool both phases slightly. easily absorbed body cream Ingredients: Water Phase: Distilled Water 12. MA A thick. Check with manufacturer for other preservatives.com Page 112 From Nature With Love . If using phenonip.FromNatureWithLove. SLOWLY add the water phase. close and squish until mixed. it becomes VERY thick.Creme de la Cream Submitted by Andrea of Worcester. While blending (stick blender is best)the oils.05 oz Oil Phase Grapeseed Oil 2 oz Manog Butter 0.8 oz Baking Soda 0.3 oz Citric Acid 0.

his skin is back to normal.FromNatureWithLove. From Nature With Love Page 113 http://www. As soon as I see it starting to get red and inflamed. jar. 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. It stops him from breaking out with the red.Easy Body Lotion Submitted by Elise of Lake Elsinore. Eczema Soother Submitted by Anna-maria of Sarasota. I rub on the oil and it stops it from getting any worse. It has been the only remedy that has worked for him. His skin will sometimes still get irritated when he comes in contact with an allergen. This has worked WONDERS on my little boy (21 months) who suffers with a bad case of eczema. By the next day.com . Use as a daily lubricant on the skin. CA Makes about 4 oz. 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. Shake vigorously before each use. itchy patches and keeps his VERY dry skin nicely lubricated.

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

Tea Tree Oil 2.00 oz.50 oz.00 oz.0 oz.00 oz. great for dry. Aloe Vera Gel or distilled water Great Patchouli Scent Blend: 1. Heat the aloe water and rose water mixture to about 140 degrees as well. Patchouli Essential Oil 0.FromNatureWithLove. Coconut Fragrance Oil I chose these essential oils for their specific medicinal purposes that are great for the skin.50 oz. you want to keep blending until mixture is about body temp (around 97 to 98 degrees). From Nature With Love Page 115 http://www.50 oz. Mango Butter 1. Stearic Acid (may add less for thinner lotion) 3. Hemp Oil 4. itchy. then add EO’s & FO’s and GSE and blend some more at a higher speed. Put the oils into a large mixing bowl and start mixing on slow while slowly adding the water mixture until all water is added.50 oz. Vegetable Glycerin 2. Vitamin E 1000 IU 2. Lavender Essential Oil 0. or sensitive irritated skin.50 oz.70 oz.00 oz.30 oz. FL Thick creamy lotion.30 oz. Pour into jars or pump lotion bottles and continue to shake periodically until the mixture becomes creamy and thick.50 oz. Calendula Oil 2. Shea Butter 2. also great for reducing stretch marks when made w/ EMU Oil Ingredients: 2. Instructions: Heat the oils. Emulsifying Wax (way cool product that binds water to oil and keeps it from seperating!) 0. butters. Grape Seed Extract (GSE) as a natural preservative 3.30 oz. Sweet Almond Oil 2. Emu Oil 2. 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.Rich Creamy Butter Lotion Submitted by Staci of Cocoa Beach. and waxes on low until everything has melted. then cool to about 140 degrees.com . Rose Water or Floral Water of your choice 32. (I use a double boiler so you can’t burn it or boil it).50 oz. this will prevent any seperation of the oils and water.50 oz.30 oz. can also be used as a hand cream when made w/ less water or more stearic acid. Rosewood Essential Oil 0.

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sour cream. Put the clay over the body. Pat dry. 3. Wash face with mild soap and water. Apply to face and allow to dry for 15 min. blend it well and add the clay slowly until it’s smooth and pasty.Masks Beauty’s Secret Submitted by Marc of Oroville. sweet almond oil into the cooled infusion. 2. When this is mixed thoroughly. put the dry lavender and rose buds in. Before use. Boil water in a stainless steel pot. From Nature With Love Page 117 http://www. let it stay for three minutes. The neem powder is especially good for acne prone skin. Take a warm bath before using this therapy. 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. Body Clay Submitted by Tracy of Montreal. Cool it and filter the water. Put the honey. and massage it gently. slowly add the rose hydrosol to the desired consistency. 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. add 3 drops of Orange (or other) Essential Oil to scent it. QC For all skin type.FromNatureWithLove. simmer for 10 mins.com . close the lid. take a cool shower to clean the body. When the body feels warm from the clay.

Rinse with warm water.Herbal Clay and Oat Mask Submitted by Stephanie of Conway. Put a few tablespoons of the mix in a small bowl. AR This gentle. For super sensitive skin. herbs can be left out or lessened. Store remaining mixture in airtight container. Apply to face and allow to dry for ten to twenty minutes. floral water. http://www. Add wetting agent to make a paste.com Page 118 From Nature With Love .FromNatureWithLove. Use once or twice a week. 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. water Instructions: Powder dry ingredents well. herbal tea.

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

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

Add essential oils and stir again. Milk & Honey Butter Bars Submitted by Shannon of Crab Orchard.com Page 122 From Nature With Love . you may want to use a light moisturizer afterwards. 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.FromNatureWithLove. Pour into molds. Add the clay. The clay and citus powders draw off the oils in your face. Makes about 2-3 bars. vitamin E. Remove from heat and cool slightly before adding the vanilla fragrance oil. 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. and extra oil and stir. the essential oils are antibacterial.French Citrus Bar Submitted by Gail of Loxahatchee. Add the milk. http://www. If you have only slightly oily skin. honey. Pour into molds and unmold when hard. citrus powders and the jojoba oil and stir thoroughly.

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

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

com . then use the pumice side to get the dead skin off! :) Vanilla Honey Oatmeal Submitted by Tima of Richmond. I use a loaf pan. When the base starts to thicken slightly add your fragrance and oatmeal. Let it sit and harden for several hours and unmold. Let your base cool approx. From Nature With Love Page 125 http://www. 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. You want your oatmeal to be suspended in your base. Pour a tiny amount of soap into the bottom of the mold. Add honey and vitamin E. I like this because you can lather up your feet with the “smooth” side. IN A bar of soap to deodorize and exfoliate the feet. 5-10 min or until it starts to form a skin on top. 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. stir the skin back into the the base.Peppermint Exfoliating Foot Soap Submitted by Susan of Highland. Finish filling the mold the rest of the way. Slice and let it sit for 24hr and wrap with plastic wrap. Add peppermint oil and coloring and stir gently to incorporate. Carefully sprinkle a generous coating of pumice powder onto the bottom of the mold (I like about 1/4 inch thick).FromNatureWithLove.

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

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

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

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

PMS Oil Blend Submitted by Maryam of Lexington. 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. Apply to abdomen as needed.FromNatureWithLove. http://www.com Page 132 From Nature With Love .

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and allow blend to age for at least 2-3 weeks before use. whole cloves Instructions: Mix everything together in a glass jar and store in a dark sry spot for 2-3 weeks. dried lavender 1 tbsp sage leaves 1 dried bay leaf 1 tsp. Splash on! Alluring Submitted by Kathy of Lansford. This blend can be further diluted in distilled water and used as a spritzer.Perfumes & Colognes Aftershave Submitted by Maryam of Lexington. Add alcohol (vodka). Roll the bottle between your palms gently and allow to settle for a day or two. Shake periodically to disperse oils. add Essential Oils one at a time.com Page 134 From Nature With Love . http://www. Strain and rebottle. VA Ingredients: 1 cup vodka 2 tsp dried yarrow 1 tbsp. 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. Exquisite aroma.FromNatureWithLove.

lime and rosewood oil. Can apply to skin like a splash. Denise’s Night Out Submitted by Denise of Clinton. Shake to blend. Let mellow a few days. Add vodka. or put in an atomizer.Citrus Zinger Cologne Submitted by Donna of Woodridge. Shake well. skin softening body spray. spray over skin to retain moisture and add fragrance!! From Nature With Love Page 135 http://www. Ingredients: 1/2 oz glycerine 10 drops of vitamin E 3 oz. musky. set aside for one week. Add bergamot. Shake well. KY Earthy.com .FromNatureWithLove. hydrosol of your choice 1/2 teaspoon of essential or fragrance oil Instructions: Combine all in a 4 oz plastic spray bottle. sweet orange. Hydrating Perfumed Body Spray Submitted by Nancy of Worthington. 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. IN Scented. 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. Shake to use.

let it harden. add wax or oil. This recipe can be used with other scents also. Put into squeeze bottle or pump bottle for easier dispensing. but before it starts to harden.FromNatureWithLove. Then add remaining ingredients and mix well. Another good way is to make a batch and fill the containers 2/3 full. 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 . 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. If it is too hard or soft when it cools on the spoon. Stir again and pour into containers.com Page 136 From Nature With Love .5 oz for each ounce of fractionated coconut oil Individual lilac flowers cut from the bunch—if possible go for organic. http://www. Stir in fragrance oil to desired strength. 2-3 days. Instructions: Allow bayleaf or oil to remain in gel and age for approx. they look the best when they are barely covered. Test the consistency by sticking a cold spoon into the mix. I recommend using a toothpick or tweezers to place them. If desired take lilac flowers and place them into the mix before it hardens over. Stir and let cool until you can touch the mixture. put the flowers on top and spoon another batch on top of 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.

Mood Scents: Happiness Submitted by Candice of Osprey. Shake well before each use. and make sure to shake before each use. 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). From Nature With Love Page 137 http://www.com .FromNatureWithLove. Store in glass bottle. 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. Store in glass bottles. Mood Scents: Serenity Submitted by Candice of Osprey.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

dry place. and apricot kernel oil together. castor oil. so apply to damp skin while in the shower. Remove from heat.FromNatureWithLove. stir in the baby shampoo and there you have it. Body Scrub Bliss Submitted by Jenna of Troy. 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. From Nature With Love Page 147 http://www. 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. MO Give the gift of flake-free skin with this yummy scrub. Finally. Add sea salt and ground almonds. This mixture’s messy. Mix well.Body Scrub Submitted by Minh of Albany. Stone in a cool.com .

chamomile...2 Tbsp of mixture in palm and wet (water/hydrosol/floral water) until paste-like. Brown Sugar Scrub Submitted by Brenda of Chatom.com Page 148 From Nature With Love .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. massage into skin and rinse well. Other additives could be: powdered lemon or orange peel. Gently. 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. calendula etc. powdered lavender buds. CA Made with everyday ingredients. Add fragrance/essential oils drop by drop while processing. http://www. To Use: place 1 .FromNatureWithLove. Keeps well. Note: I use this on my skin daily and modify as needed. Give it a stir each time you use it.Body/Facial Scrub Submitted by Hope of Ventura.

then add baking soda and borax and mix again. Either way it will leave your skin clean and soft and give you a subtle fragrence that will enhance your mood.Cleansing Aromatic Salt Glow Submitted by Kymberli Gayle of Manchester. 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. 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. use ample amount and rub viggorously in circular motion. Add oil and fragrance oil and blend thoroughly until emulsified. Before bathing or showering. Mica Instructions: Heat melted glycerin soap and liquid soap until warmed and stir in the mica until well blended. Add salt and stir well to mix completely. NH Clears the skin of dead cells and toxins while soaking up minerals and leaving a healthy glow. Enjoy Diane’s Body Polish Submitted by Diane of East Islip. 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. fragrance oil 1/2 tsp. Set into a nice herb bath and soak for 20 minutes.FromNatureWithLove. Add essential oils to the carrier oil before mixing with salts mixture.com . That’s it! I was VERY frustrated by salt scrubs/salt glow recipes that dripped all over and were an oily mess. Add oils to salts and mix and store. 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. or rinse off in the shower.

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. Store in a jar. pimples. 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.add a small amount of water added to a tsp or so of scrub! http://www. 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. To use. Massage into the skin using a circular motion and then rinse with warm water. Happy Skin Scrub Submitted by Maryam of Lexington.com Page 150 From Nature With Love . VA This scrub is good for acne.FromNatureWithLove.

By this time.FromNatureWithLove. 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. vitamin E 6-8 drops rose fo 4-6 drops lavender e.o. Plop into a glass or plastic container and let cool (or you can use immediately as long as it’s thick to your liking). Add liquid soap & oils. Stir in salt. and color (mix powder with a little oil before you mix it in). essential oils. Remove from heat. aloe. From Nature With Love Page 151 http://www. PA Ingredients: 1 cup sugar or brown sugar 1/4 cup almond oil (or other oil of choice) 1/2 tsp. Mint Salt Scrub Submitted by Cindy of Allegan. safflower. Instructions: Combine brown sugar and oil until it reaches a paste like consistency. 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. the mixture should be thick and goupy but still warm. package as desired.Lavender Rose Sugar Scrub Submitted by Jenn of Bechtelsville.com . Than add vitamin e and fragrance.

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

solution will become cloudy. Refreshing blue or green color adds to the experience. Add water and witch hazel. Moisturizing Hand Treatment Oil If winter is doing a number on your hands. Tint with food color. 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. For best results. Kicking feet in air like a little kid while drying may refresh sprit at same time. From Nature With Love Page 161 http://www.FromNatureWithLove.com . Keep in spray bottle.Minty Toes Foot Spray Submitted by Ruth Herron of Philadelphia. spray on feet and let air dry. Then quickly stir in the essential oil and rub into both hands. cover hands with a pair of gloves and leave for 30 minutes. 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. working the oil into the skin and around the cuticles.

com Page 162 From Nature With Love . Massage into nails and area around nails as desired.Nail Oil Submitted by Yuliya of New York. Sprinkle in shoes/ sneakers.FromNatureWithLove. 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. Shoe Powder Submitted by Andrea of Worcester. Mix into baking soda and arrowroot powder. My husband no longer has stinky feet! http://www. 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. dark place.

com .Stretch Mark Oil Submitted by Alisha of Pasadena. From Nature With Love Page 163 http://www.FromNatureWithLove. CA Ingredients: 3 tbsp. 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. camelina oil 1 tsp. of avocado oil 1 tsp.

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700 drops 1/2 oz = 1 tablespoon or 3 teaspoons or 15ml/cc 14.4 fluid oz.S.Useful Conversions Approximate Equivalents 1 oz = 2 tablespoons or 6 teaspoons or 30 ml/cc or 28.35 grams or approx.035 ounce 100 grams = 3.) = 3. 240 ml = 1 cup 1 liter = 34 fluid oz.2 cups 1 liter = 2.06 quarts 1 liter = . 350 drops 1 teaspoon is about 5 ml/cc 1 gallon of most oils is approximately 7.26 gallon Weight 1 gram = .18 grams or approx.S.FromNatureWithLove.8 liters Metric to U. From Nature With Love Page 165 http://www.1 pints 1 liter = 1.205 pounds 1 kilogram = 35 oz.775 lbs U.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) = .com .10 pounds 1 kilogram = 2. 1 militers = 1/5 teaspoon 5 ml = 1 teaspoon 15 ml = 1 tablespoon 34 ml = 1 fluid oz. 100 ml = 3.5 ounces 500 grams = 1. 1 liter = 4.

Cooking Measurment Equivalents 1 cup = 16 tablespoons or 48 teaspoons 3/4 cup = 12 tablespoons 2/3 cup = 10 tablespoons + 2 teaspoons 1/2 cup = 8 tablespoons 3/8 cup = 6 tablespoons 1/3 cup = 5 tablespoons + 1 teaspoon 1/4 cup = 4 tablespoons 1/8 cup = 2 tablespoons 1/6 cup = 2 tablespoons + 2 teaspoons 1/16 cup = 1 tablespoon 1 pint =2 cups 1 quart = 2 pints 1 tablespoon = 3 teaspoons http://www.com Page 166 From Nature With Love .FromNatureWithLove.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Start melting your wax in a double boiler or crock pot. you can use swift even swipes of a propane torch to melt off some of the surface wax until the objects are visible. 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.FromNatureWithLove. Trim the wick to 1/2 inch from the surface of the candle. You will probably need to repeat this repour a few times until all the wax is hardened. or 2 piece molds that allow for complex shapes or even disposable molds that can be torn away once the candle has hardened. You then use a wick sealer and screw to hold it in place. Candles can also be painted with regular acrylic paints. Determine how much wax you will need to fill your container/s. Choose a paraffin wax or wax blend with a low melting point and a medium cored wick. Use a piece of panty hose to buff up the surface once it hardens. 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.com Page 178 From Nature With Love . a one piece candle mold comes with a hole in the base that allows you to thread the wick through it. thread the wick through and then seal the hole with some modeling clay or putty or tape. The other end of the wick is usually wrapped around a rod or pencil that rests along the upper rim of the mold. 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. Overdip the candle to protect the paint job. Warm your candle containers to reduce wax shrinkage. 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. Painting with Wax Make up a wax paint with 1 part melted paraffin and 3 1/2 parts turpentine. Let the mixture sit for a few days so the turpentine can evaporate leaving a pasty wax paint. Cut your cored wick to a length 1 inch longer than the height of your jar and tab one end. You can protect your painting with an overdipped coat. ceramic or glass. Therefore. When your wax is at a temperature of about 150F. Add candle dye and apply to a candle base with a paint brush.Check to see if you need to repour if the wax shrinks down. This will become the top of your candle so make sure to leave excess wick outside of the http://www. 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. 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. If you are using a homemade mold such as a milk carton. Even an empty milk carton can be used to mold a candle. Remove from the mold once the candle is cooled sufficiently. If the objects need to be exposed a bit more. you can make a small hole in the bottom of the carton. and is made of metal. 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. poured candles can be container candles. candles that were formed in a mold or cast candles. Pouring a Container Candle Find a container that has a wide opening. you can color it and add your fragrance. Let the wax cool a bit and then fill up the rest of the container to about 1/2 inch of the top. A store bought mold will come with more specific instructions for use. You can use brush techniques or sponging techniques or even stencils. Making Candles Using Molds Candle molds can be simple one piece molds. is not deeper than about 5 inches. Generally.

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

Trim the sides to make even sheets. To make your own wax sheets. The deeper color on the inside of the candle will create an interesting look. Allow it to cool and carefully peel away the foil paper. 100% paraffin wax or a blend of the two. They can be embossed with a honeycomb design or be plain flat sheets. melt and color/scent one of the recommended wax blends and pour it evenly onto a foiled flat surface. 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. They come in various colors as well as natural. Wax sheets can be made of 100% beeswax. 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. To roll a simple pillar candle.com Page 180 From Nature With Love . Run the hot blade across the open edge and quickly seal into place. press it firmly onto the surface of the candle so it seals. Start rolling the sheet tightly. keeping the bottom edge of your candle even. 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. Trim the wick to be flush on the bottom and to within 1/2 inch on top. You can even carve designs onto the surface of the candle to expose the inner color using a hot carving tool. 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. http://www. When you get to the edge. Using a heated knife will help if the wax doesn’t want to stick.FromNatureWithLove. Bend the edge of the sheet over the wick and press firmly so the wick is nicely sandwiched between the wax layers.

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

FromNatureWithLove. creams. lotions. stitches. It has been found to reduce inflammation and redness of the skin. lotion bars etc.com Page 182 From Nature With Love . Use in massage or sports blends to relieve soreness and inflammation. hemp requires none. 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. it has been found to reduce inflammation and pain of sore muscles and joints and can help with conditions such as arthritis. It has an extraordinary ability to penetrate 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).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. Due to this unusually high content of EFAs. Hemp does not need as much water as cotton and can grow in almost any temperate or tropical climate. In addition. and is completely non irritating. emu oil will make a hard bar with stable moisturizing lather. reduce the formation of wrinkles and restore moisturize to irritated dry skin. http://www. Use emu oil in essential oil blends to help deliver the oils into the skin. Used in soap at 10-20%. Hemp seed oil can be used at a rate of 5-20% in soaps. water and lavender essential oil in a spray bottle will rapidly heal wounds. 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!). 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. 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. Compared to cotton. The fiber from hemp is 10 times stronger than cotton and can be used to make all types of clothing. Refrigeration is recommended if you plan to store emu oil for longer than 3 months. 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. Emu oil becomes creamy looking at 65 F and will solidify if keep colder. balms. burns. it is non-comedogenic. acts as a carrier for carrying other ingredients into the skin. It is extremely healing when used in conjuction with Tamanu oil for ezcema and psoriasis. hemp produces twice as much fiber per acre and while cotton typically requires significant amounts of pesticide spraying. A blend of emu oil. Mix your fragrance oil with your dendritic salts first and then blend that into your other salts. Hemp fiber is becoming popular in the textile industry due to economic and environmental concerns. About Emu Oil Emu oil is rapidly gaining recognition as an invaluable cosmetic ingredient due to very positive results in current studies.

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

they can be soaked in water and then air dried or spritzed with alcohol and shaped by hand. Store in a glass jar but preserve with alcohol if you intend to keep it for more than 3 days. you can multiply oz x 30 to get ml (or cc). Making An Infusion Making an infusion simply means making a “tea”. Use at recommended rate of 2-5%. place the container in a hot water bath for 20 minutes. Generally 1 cup water is used per 1-2 teaspoons of herb. 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. 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. 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. To plump them. Our candle oils at FNWL.of possible fragrances and are usually much less expensive than pure essential oils. Let it steep for at least 15 minutes. So 1. Reshape Flattened Loofah Our loofahs come flattened to save on shipping costs. 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. please feel free to request it. If we have a fragrance in the toiletries section that we do not carry in the candle section. They do not give a taste to lip balms (they are not sweet oils). For example if you are making a 5 lb batch of cream and need to add 2% of an essential oil.6 oz x 30 = 48 ml or 48 cc. shea butter must be melted and heated to about 175 degrees and kept at that temperature for at least 20 minutes. 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. You can find ml/cc syringes at any pharmacy.com Page 184 From Nature With Love .6 oz. Bring the water almost to boiling and then pour over the herbs. In order to avoid this.e. body butters and other formulations to turn gritty upon sitting. They do not need to be regulated like essential oils do and are very easy to work with. This will allow the butter to melt completely so that crystals will not form once cooled. If the resulting number is very small or difficult to measure. Figure a Percentage (i.FromNatureWithLove. Our toiletry oils on the other hand are made in a cosmetic grade base that will not burn well in candles. http://www.. Cool and strain. how much fragrance oil to add) To work out a percentage. Melt Solid Oils To melt solid oil for pouring.

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

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

utensils. multiply the total volume (in ounces) of your batch times . Handling GSE Avoid contact with eyes. Always dilute before using on skin or for personal use.com .2%. It will be bitter but clean. you can substitute GSE and you can rest assured that it is safe for you and the environment.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. disinfect countertops. In the house. As with all other medications. It can be used in many ways for household disinfection and can also be used to preserve soaps. To measure out 2%. • Make your own baby wipes: Use 20 drops in 16 oz. toiletries and cosmetics. 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. humidifiers. it can be used to wash fruit. It can also be used diluted as a mouthwash. filter water first or let sit.05. 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. gargle or disinfectant for hands. There’s no need to dilute for use in soaps and toiletries. toothbrushes. You can store your toothbrush for a week in this solution. • As a gargle or mouthwash: 3 drops in 5 oz. of water.02 to get ounces of GSE to use. immediately flush eyes/eye with water for at least 10 minutes and see a physician. Pretty much anywhere you use commercial disinfectants. of water • To disinfect drinking water: If possible. etc. If contact should occur. Grapefruit seed extract is a natural (extracted from the seeds of grapefruits) citricidal preservative. keep out of the reach of children. you should thoroughly rinse the area with water. How Much to Use Use GSE ar a rate of . Add to oils before adding lye when using in soap.05 and 2% of your total ingredients. Shake and let resettle. It can even be used to disinfect drinking water if necessary. vegetables and meat/fish. How GSE is Made GSE is made with extracts of citrus seeds/pulp.FromNatureWithLove. of water • For soap or lotions: Use between . • For general disinfection of counter tops and other surfaces: Use 8-15 drops per gallon of water. Add 10 drops GSE to gallon of clear water. laundry. 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. If it comes in contact with the skin (unless you’re using a drop for warts or cysts).

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

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

including potpourri. potpourri may be what you’re looking for. linen sprays. rooms sprays. Home Fragrance Products.Why consider adding potpourri and air fresheners to your line? If you are a professional soaper looking to enhance your line. air freshener gels etc.FromNatureWithLove. a new business looking for something easy to make and sell or just a hobbyist looking for a good craft for gift giving. are becoming fast selling items and well known companies have placed great emphasis on these new lines.com Page 190 From Nature With Love . • 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. • These products are quick and easy to make.

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47. 57 chamomile essential oil 61 chamomile flowers 14. 52. 44. 47 apricot oil 12 avocado oil 12. 16. 30. 59 buttermilk 40. 59. 61 camelina oil 57. 52.com Page 192 From Nature With Love . 58. 30. 18. 51. 16.FromNatureWithLove. 40. 40. 60 calendula petals 14. 17. 15. 53 butter 11 cocoa 12. 58. 60 chamomile powder 48. 43. 61 canola oil 28. 14. 37. 28. 15. 40 shea 15. 59 azuki bean powder 26 B basil 39 beeswax 11. 36. 59. 60. 40. 38. 42. 47. 18. 15. 61 citric acid 15. 61 aloe vera oil 15. 46. 43. 50. 18. 43 C calendula oil 57. 30. 56. 29. 30. 58. 60 calendula powder 48. 18. 37. 16. 30. 35. 22. 33. 61 bentonite clay 39. 53. 60. 41. 45. 26 mango 16. 43 benzoin gum powder 17 borage oil 47 borax 17. 52 kokum 16. 58 nutmeg 40 sal 16. 54 citronella java essential oil 27 clay bentonite 39. 50. 27. We’ll continue to work on setting up indexing terms and complete the index in the near future! Thanks for downloading our book! A almond oil 12 aloe vera gel 52. 44. 12. 42. 56. 50 anise essential oil 41 anti bacterial 16 anti fungal 16 apricot kernel oil 17. 56. 45. 42. 37. 18. 26. 46. 57. 17. 53. 44. 16. 43 sea 51 white kaolin 60 http://www. 16. 45 carrot oil 47 carrots 29 carrotseed essential oil 47 castor oil 26.Index We are not completely done indexing at this time. 18. 39. 16. 48 illipe 12. 30.

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