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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Allow it to harden by holding the pie plate in the water. remove the pie plate from the candle. only the pillar will burn so you can replace it when necessary. clean trash can full of cold water.whipped wax can be created with either paraffin and cornstarch or beeswax and turpentine or just plain wax. pour some wax into the rim and slowly but firmly plunge the rim into the water. To clean up.5 lbs of paraffin wax (medium melting point . When it gets light and frothy. just melt it back down again and re whisk it. 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. You can reuse these pieces if you are sure no water remains trapped inside. twisting it as you go. If you are not sure. Add about 6.140F). start applying it to a candle base like you would frosting to a cake. Keep repeating this process as you go around the entire rim of the candle. just chuck them better to be safe than sorry. scoop up the wax bits from the water and allow them to air dry. Your pillar should now have a sturdy rim around it. When you burn the candle. From Nature With Love Page 23 http://www. Holding the pillar so that the rim is at a 45 degree angle to the water.Water Candles These candles are very pretty and well worth the extra time and effort necessary to create them. Fill an empty pie plate with wax and place a 5 inch tall pillar candle base in the center. Once it’s firm. If it sets up. The wax will form wispy wave-like shapes around the pillar. heat up the blend to about 170F and maintain it at that temperature.com . Instructions: Have ready a large. Start whisking your wax with a whisker or egg beater. Whipped Wax Candle Instructions: Creating a whipped wax candle .FromNatureWithLove. Melt about 12 oz of micro crystalline wax (to make the wax more pliable) in a double boiler or crock pot.

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

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

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

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

2 ounces coconut oil 22. Let cool to 100 degrees. Blend oils together over a double boiler all except the essential/fragrance oil.4 ounces Shea Butter 6. Blend the lye mixture and oils together slowly and stir till it traces. Remove from heat to cool. Ingredients: 19. Pour in mold and wrap in blanket to keep temp at an even 100 degrees then insert thermometer to keep track.Bubble Gum Soap Smells so good you’ll want to eat it!!! Ingredients: 8 oz soft water 3 oz lye 7 oz crisco.com . When both mixtures reach 95’F it’s time to make soap.equal parts Citronella Java.4 ounces olive Oil 16.0 ounces water 9. Pour into mold.FromNatureWithLove. Allow soap to cure for at least three weeks before using. When it gets to 80 degrees it’s ready to unmold. From Nature With Love Page 29 http://www. Geranium and Rosemary essential oils. unmold and cut as desired. Camper’s Delight with Neem Oil Submitted by Susan of N Syracuse. After 24 hours. Melt and cool to 100 degrees. Combine in large pot and stir briskly until soap traces.6 ounces Sodium Hydroxide 14 teaspoons essential oil. Add the mica mixed with the fragrance oil so there are no clumps of mica.4 ounces Neem Oil 23. Add the essential oils and stir well. cut and let rest for 2 weeks to cure. Instructions: Dissolve lye in water. put it someplace quiet and wrap to insulate.0 ounces palm Oil 6. Eucalyptus Citriodora. NY A soap that soothes skin problems and keeps the bugs at bay. 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. allow to cool. Combine oils and Shea butter in large soap pot and warm over low until various components have melted.

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

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

110* Melt solid oils. MI A heady yet invigorating scent Ingredients: 24oz Water 9oz Lye 20oz Coconut Oil 17.English Countryside Soap Submitted by Michele of Jenison.com Page 32 From Nature With Love . Spearmint EO 1-1/2 tsp. Stick blend to trace. Add EO’s and Calendula Petals. Drizzle lye solution into the oils. http://www. Stir a couple minutes(or until trace if stirring completely by hand). stirring constantly.5oz Palm Oil 4. Add lye to water and let cool to 90* .8oz Cocoa Butter 1-1/2 tsp.3oz Castor Oil 11.FromNatureWithLove.1oz Sweet Almond Oil . Neroli FO 1/2 C. Clovebud EO 1-1/2 tsp.8oz Shea Butter . stir in liquid oils and bring to 90* . Calendula Petals @ Trace Instructions: Blend EO’s and FO (preferably 24 hours in advance) and cover.110*.1oz Aloe Oil 5.4oz Canola Oil 4. Pour into mold.

com .until solids are melted.Flax Oil Soap Submitted by Susan of N Syracuse. From Nature With Love Page 33 http://www.4 ounces Olive Oil 12. I use a 13" square wooden wine box with a lid. turn bars over every few days for even drying. Cut into bars place in cool.8 ounces Palm Oil 9.FromNatureWithLove. I cut it into 24 bars. Stir in essential oil.2 ounces Coconut oil 9. NY An ultra creamy bath bar with skin pampering Flax oil Ingredients: 19. When both mixtures have cooled to 95’carefully combine in large pot. This recipe makes 4lbs of soap. Stir to trace.6 ounces Flax Seed oil 22. Allow to sit undisturbed in warm area for 24 hours.6 ounces Sodium Hydroxide 23 ounces water 10 tsp essential oil Instructions: Dissolve Sodium Hydroxide in water and allow to cool in safe place. Pour in large mold. dry area for at least 3 weeks. Warm oils in large non-reactive pot.

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

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

0 oz Coconut Oil 3. never let a bunch of granules become caked on the bottom of the container. http://www. Combine the melted oils and lye solution together.FromNatureWithLove.4 oz Sunflower Oil Lye/Water: 2.0. Temporarily set oils aside.4 oz NaOH/Lye 5. Remove from mold and cut into bars. Allow to cure.4 oz Grapeseed Oil 2. Allow 1 to 2 days to set-up.4 oz Sweet Almond Oil 4.com Page 36 From Nature With Love .4 oz Palm Oil 2. Stir until tracing occurs.Good Bar Submitted by Brian of Fairfield. Once the fats and oils are melted and the temperature is 100-125 degrees. Pour into prepared molds.5 and 9. Combine the lye and the water. the oils are ready. When the bars are cured. Add the lye slowly and stir constantly.7 oz Water Instructions: Combine oils. Add fragrance. Once the temperature has cooled to 100-125 degrees.4 oz Olive Oil 2. CA Inexpensive oils can make a luxurious bar of soap Ingredients: Oils: 2. the lye solution is ready. heat gently. the pH reading should be between 7.

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

Ingredients: OILS: 2. Tea Tree Oil for treating acne) Instructions: Pour lye into water. http://www. Pour lye/water mixture in slow steady stream into the oils. cool (c. 100-F) Heat/melt all oils. To help container keep its firm shape.4 oz Lemongrass EO (can add another 0.6 oz Sweet almond oil 2. Use stick blender intermittently with spoon (no more than 1 minute at a time for blender).5 oz.4 fl oz Water SCENT: 1. great for difficult skin conditions.4 oz Olive oil LYE/LIQUID: 4. allowing for possibly one more use of the mold (otherwise just peel it off). Stir to trace. Set aside to cool (c.6 oz Grapeseed oil 21. Soap should slip out easily. NJ Nourishing & moisturizing.3 oz NaOH/Lye 11.Lemon Olive Complexion Bar Submitted by Stephanie of Princeton. Add scent just before pouring into mold. palm-sized rectagular shapes once cut. stir until clear.6 oz Coconut oil 2. 100-F).6 oz Castor oil 2. Don’t cut off the top.com Page 38 From Nature With Love . just slice it open so that you can refold it closed to help keep batch warm for first 48 hours. Will yield nice. reinforce sides and bottom of box with packing tape. Container should hold most or all of the 2lbs of soap. but have an extra individual mold or two around to catch any extra soap.FromNatureWithLove. A good mold for this batch is an empty “Parmalat” milk container.

3 ounces lye 34.9 oz mango Butter 1. 1.0 oz coconut oil 1.2 oz palm oil 1.0 oz neem oil 24.FromNatureWithLove.0 oz emu oil 1.0 oz castor oil 24.com .9 oz sweet almond oil 19.0 oz sal butter recipe was superfatted with: 3 ounces of mango butter. RI A luxury body bar Ingredients: 14.Luxury Bar Submitted by Kia of Provodence.9 oz jojoba oil 1.and 2 ounces of emu oil. Instructions: Follow basic instructions for cold processed soaps.2 oz tallow (beef) 1.0 oz olive oil 19. 2 ounces of jojoba oil. From Nature With Love Page 39 http://www.5 ounces water 2 tsp hydrolized silk amino acids added to water & lye mixture.

so I don’t color this particular batch). release from mold and cut soap into slices (if applicapable).FromNatureWithLove. This recipe usually traces within 20 min.8oz Lye 9. Stir! (If unable to reach trace.2oz Olive Oil 19. http://www. Heat oils until they reach 100-110 degrees F. Let cool. salt. and lye. The longer cure time.) Once you reach light trace. IN Family favorite! Sweet smelling soap with great lather (does not use Palm oil) Ingredients: 1oz Cocoa Butter 8. Let soap cure for at least 4-6 weeks. In two days.5oz Almond fragrance oil 0. Wait until lye mixture cools to 90-95degrees F.2oz Soybean Oil 4.6oz Water 1 tsp Salt 0. place mixture in microwave for one minute and 15 seconds. (I use a plastic rubbermail drawer organizer.powdered milk.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. Add essential oil.com Page 40 From Nature With Love . Stir in the milk. coconut oil.Megan’s Sweet Honey Almond Soap Submitted by Megan of Indianapolis.5oz Honey fragrance oil Instructions: Mix water. the harder (longer lasting) your bar of soap will be! Milk Based Soap Submitted by Donna of Greenwich. Cover mold. oilive oil. Stir and pour into mold. Mix soybean oil. Slowly stir together oils and lye mixture.6oz Coconut Oil 3. Leave in mold for two days. Stir and stir and stir! Add almond and honey fragrance oils. Pour in mold. add coloring (I like the beeswax color naturally produced. and beeswax. 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. Remove from mold and allow to age for 3 weeks).cream.

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

7 oz Buttermilk (goat’s or whole milk) powder in water SUPERFAT 0. ~ Pour raw soap into your prepared molds. ~ Combine lye and liquid. Allow to cool (100° F to 125° F). ~ Combine oils and melt. butter sampler sets to use. ~ Pour lye/liquid solution into melted oils in thin steady stream. Can use stick blender intermittently. http://www.2 oz Nutmeg Butter (1%) SCENT: Nutmeg EO Vanilla EO Instructions: This makes a few. Don’t over-stir beyond trace.com Page 42 From Nature With Love . Stir until trace. Should trace quite quickly. Great way to put the FNWL 4 oz.2 oz Sal Butter 3. Place the bars on something that will allow air to circulate all around (or flip bars every few days). Use a decorative but sturdy set of molds to ladel in the raw soap. but for no more than one minute at a time — then go back to spoon. NJ Exceptionally elegant gift soap. ~ After 48 hours.4 oz Lye (NaOH) 5.FromNatureWithLove.6 oz Coconut Oil 4. Allow to cure for 3 weeks. the soap can be turned out of the mold.0 oz Mango Butter 3. Set aside and to cool (100° F to 125° F).2 oz Shea Butter LYE/LIQUID 2. depending on the molds used.0 oz Cocoa Butter 1. Ingredients: BUTTERS/OIL: 4. medium sized elegant gift bars. stir well.Nutmeg Butter Soap Submitted by Stephanie of Princeton.

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

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

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

com Page 50 From Nature With Love . Essential Oil: Lavender.5 oz Water Additives 1. .2 oz. Add the dried herbs just before pouring into molds.6 oz Cocoa Butter 9. FL Designed specifically to be healthy for maturing skin Ingredients: Oils 1. Essential Oil: Rose Bulgarian. Dried Herbs: 1 oz total: Rose Powder.2 oz Shortening (veg) 4. I usually make this recipe in a PVC tube mold http://www.5 oz Sodium Hydroxide (NaOH/Lye) 11. 1 oz.FromNatureWithLove.Youthful Complexion Submitted by Kim of Winter Haven.6 oz Sweet Almond Oil 0. .2 oz.6 oz Olive Oil 8.0 oz Palm Kernel Oil 12. Chamomile powder and Calendula powder Instructions: Make soap according to basic soaping instructions.4 oz total of Essential/Fragrance Oil Essential Oil: Roman Chamomile. The EO’s are expensive but more than worth it.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Combine lye and water and cool to 100 degrees. Pour into a mold and proceed as you would with cold process soap.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. At trace add the vitamin E oil.FromNatureWithLove.com . From Nature With Love Page 59 http://www. Combine oils and lye/ water mixing well. UT Ingredients: 194 g lye 19 oz water 8 oz sweet almond oil 7 oz jojoba 2 oz castor oil 4 oz shea butter 19 oz coconut oil 14 oz palm oil 1 oz vitamin E oil Instructions: Heat oils to 100 degrees. Baby Soap Submitted by Bonnie of Cedar City.

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

Calendula Baby Oil Submitted by Jena of Albert Lea.5 oz. Then add the Calendula and stir. and keep babies skin soft and healthy. or for baby massage. butter and beeswax together in double boiler until wax and butter is melted. Pour into a 6 oz. Lavender and Chamomile essential oils (combined volume).5 oz Virgin Coconut Oil 4.0 oz. calendula oil 0. Add 1% Tea Tree. avocado oil 0.3 oz. From Nature With Love Page 61 http://www. Diaper Ointment Ingredients: 16 oz Sweet Almond Oil 8 oz Shea Butter 8 oz Jojoba Oil 4. it will absorb in nicely. MN 100% natural oil for baby. pure olive oil 1. cobalt bottle.5 oz. vitamin E 250 IU 6 drops Roman chamomile essential oil Instructions: Mix all of the ingredients together. Use oil after baby’s bath.com . Since it uses 100% natural oils. jojoba oil 0.FromNatureWithLove. with healing & soothing properties.5 oz. wheat germ oil 0.2 oz. Ingredients: 2. Pour into jars.5 oz Beeswax 2 Drops Calendula Absolute Instructions: Mix oils.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Weigh lye and water. Palm Oil (15%) 7.14 oz. 4. Shea Butter (4%) 1. 1. Add lye/water to crock oils while stirring gently.com . Jojoba (2%) 1. 5. Glop into mold. 7. Add to pre-warmed crock.Emu Oil Soap Submitted by Kathy of Fort Lee. From Nature With Love Page 99 http://www.2 oz. Cover and cook until done. Lye (6% excess fat) Fragrance and color optional Instructions: OBSERVE ALL STANDARD SAFETY PROCEDURES. Emu Oil (12%) 3. Weigh and add liquid oils to crock. Cocoa Butter (4%) 2. Castor Oil (6%) 3 oz. 6.4 oz. NJ Ingredients: 16. 2. Sweet Almond Oil (2%) 23 oz. 3. Weigh and melt hard oils in microwave.6 oz. Avocado Oil (5%) 2.2 oz. Mix and set aside.8 oz. Distilled Water 8. Bring to trace alternating between whisk and stick blender.Stefanie’s Favorite . Unmold and cut when cool. Olive Oil (28%) 12 oz.4 oz.2 oz. Coconut Oil (20%) 9 oz.FromNatureWithLove.

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

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

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

Allow to harden at room temperature or in refrigerator. 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).Flavored Lip Balm (moisterizer and gloss) Submitted by Stephanie of Nashville. http://www. (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. Stir in peppermint EO & pour into lip balm containers.FromNatureWithLove. beeswax and 1 tsp.com Page 104 From Nature With Love . 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. Let cool. Healing Lip Gloss Submitted by Cindy of Allegan.) Add 1/4 tsp. Mix well and pour into the container you want to store your balm in.shea butter in a double boiler.

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

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

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

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

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

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

you can put cream into a zip bag. While blending (stick blender is best)the oils. you can add when mixture is still hot.8 oz Baking Soda 0.1 oz E-Wax 0. As cream cools. Check with manufacturer for other preservatives. add color/scent. easily absorbed body cream Ingredients: Water Phase: Distilled Water 12. If using phenonip. This will depend on your preservative. then adding scent and/or color.3 oz Citric Acid 0. MA A thick.FromNatureWithLove. Cool both phases slightly. Also. Heat water phase and dissolve baking soda and cornstarch completely. When COMPLETELY cool. I scent “as I go” by heating the cream slightly. transfer to jars. http://www.1 oz Soy Letchin 0.15 oz Shea Butter 0. Cut corner from bag and “pipe” into containers.com Page 112 From Nature With Love .15 oz Stearic Acid 0.1 oz Instructions: Combine and heat oil phase until fully incorporates.8 oz Phenonip(or other appropriate preservative) 0. SLOWLY add the water phase.Creme de la Cream Submitted by Andrea of Worcester.05 oz Oil Phase Grapeseed Oil 2 oz Manog Butter 0. it becomes VERY thick. close and squish until mixed. Keep blending.1 oz Corn Starch 0.

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

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

50 oz.FromNatureWithLove.70 oz. itchy. Tea Tree Oil 2. great for dry. Coconut Fragrance Oil I chose these essential oils for their specific medicinal purposes that are great for the skin. or sensitive irritated skin. Rosewood Essential Oil 0. Aloe Vera Gel or distilled water Great Patchouli Scent Blend: 1.30 oz. From Nature With Love Page 115 http://www. Lavender Essential Oil 0.50 oz. (I use a double boiler so you can’t burn it or boil it). Put the oils into a large mixing bowl and start mixing on slow while slowly adding the water mixture until all water is added. Sweet Almond Oil 2. Vitamin E 1000 IU 2. Calendula Oil 2. Emu Oil 2. Vegetable Glycerin 2.50 oz. and waxes on low until everything has melted. Mango Butter 1. Hemp Oil 4. then add EO’s & FO’s and GSE and blend some more at a higher speed.0 oz. Instructions: Heat the oils.50 oz.30 oz.00 oz. then cool to about 140 degrees.00 oz. The coconut fragrance oil balances the essential oil blend and tones it down yet still giving the Patchouli the middle note while also toning down the coconut fragrance and leaving it as the base note. can also be used as a hand cream when made w/ less water or more stearic acid.50 oz. FL Thick creamy lotion.Rich Creamy Butter Lotion Submitted by Staci of Cocoa Beach. Rose Water or Floral Water of your choice 32. Stearic Acid (may add less for thinner lotion) 3.00 oz. Heat the aloe water and rose water mixture to about 140 degrees as well.30 oz. butters. you want to keep blending until mixture is about body temp (around 97 to 98 degrees).50 oz.50 oz.30 oz.00 oz.com . Emulsifying Wax (way cool product that binds water to oil and keeps it from seperating!) 0. Patchouli Essential Oil 0.50 oz. this will prevent any seperation of the oils and water. Pour into jars or pump lotion bottles and continue to shake periodically until the mixture becomes creamy and thick. Grape Seed Extract (GSE) as a natural preservative 3. Shea Butter 2. also great for reducing stretch marks when made w/ EMU Oil Ingredients: 2.

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

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

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

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

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

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.FromNatureWithLove. natural not powdered Honey. it will be naturally brown due to the honey. I have used both a white and clear soap base with excellent results.com . 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. Pour into molds. The mixture will be thick. Add mix to melted soap base and stir gently until thoroughly blended. I do not add any coloring to this soap since it is for healing. From Nature With Love Page 123 http://www.

Then color some melted clear base. Melt some opaque base and dip the ball into the opaque white base until you have a thin layer of white. When you have covered the surface with cuts. Crumble with your hand and chop up into smaller pieces if necessary. When you have packed a firm ball. Use one motion to slice through. you will be ready to take a sharp non-serrated knife to your geode. start dipping it into the clear base and use you hands to mold and firm the clear soap around the ball. Dip your geode until you have a good layer of “rock” color. blue violet. Start dipping your ball into the colored base until you have a good solid color. You may not need any if the soap is sticky enough. The soap will cool quickly and most of it will stick to your hands as you work.MP Base Geode Ingredients: 1.3" x 5" x 1" slab of violet base 1-3 slabs of coconut opaque base 3 .FromNatureWithLove. Just peel the soap off your hands and place it back into the pan of melted soap. it tends to melt the various colors all over each other so resist the urge to go this route. It might help to warm the knife slightly over a fire but if you make it too hot. Then color some of your base with an earthy grayish color to start forming the outer layer. put it down and do some major cleaning up! Get some rest and 48 hours later. Mix together some “earthy” micas (gold. topaz. 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. Do this until you have a good solid layer holding the crystals together. slice down through the slab slicing off the tiny irregular shaped pieces.com Page 124 From Nature With Love . bronze). You will be amazed at your geode! http://www. 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. Keep repeating this process until you have about 1 cup of tiny crystal-like pieces of soap. cut criss cross cuts 1/8 of an inch deep into the 1" width of the slab. When you’re satisfied with the last layer of your geode. Keep working the mica into the outer layer. Remelt if the base cools too much.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. Keep dipping and molding. 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. Keep the white layers thin but make the colored layers about 1/8 -3/8 inch thick.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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1 liter = 4.com . 100 ml = 3.1 pints 1 liter = 1.5 ounces 500 grams = 1.S.10 pounds 1 kilogram = 2. 350 drops 1 teaspoon is about 5 ml/cc 1 gallon of most oils is approximately 7.26 gallon Weight 1 gram = .FromNatureWithLove. From Nature With Love Page 165 http://www.S. 700 drops 1/2 oz = 1 tablespoon or 3 teaspoons or 15ml/cc 14.06 quarts 1 liter = .35 grams or approx.8 liters Metric to U.18 grams or approx.2 cups 1 liter = 2.Useful Conversions Approximate Equivalents 1 oz = 2 tablespoons or 6 teaspoons or 30 ml/cc or 28. 240 ml = 1 cup 1 liter = 34 fluid oz.) = 3.95 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) = .205 pounds 1 kilogram = 35 oz. 1 militers = 1/5 teaspoon 5 ml = 1 teaspoon 15 ml = 1 tablespoon 34 ml = 1 fluid oz.035 ounce 100 grams = 3.4 fluid oz.775 lbs U.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

creams. A blend of emu oil. 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. stitches. Use in massage or sports blends to relieve soreness and inflammation. They are effective when used at a rate of 5% in bath salts (slightly less than 1 oz per pound of regular salts). Due to this unusually high content of EFAs. http://www. it is non-comedogenic. The fiber from hemp is 10 times stronger than cotton and can be used to make all types of clothing. reduce the formation of wrinkles and restore moisturize to irritated dry skin. acts as a carrier for carrying other ingredients into the skin. hemp requires none. balms. Refrigeration is recommended if you plan to store emu oil for longer than 3 months. 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!). lotion bars etc. emu oil will make a hard bar with stable moisturizing lather. It has been found to reduce inflammation and redness of the 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. Used in soap at 10-20%. In addition. 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. Mix your fragrance oil with your dendritic salts first and then blend that into your other salts. 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. Use emu oil in essential oil blends to help deliver the oils into the skin. Hemp seed oil can be used at a rate of 5-20% in soaps. It is extremely healing when used in conjuction with Tamanu oil for ezcema and psoriasis. Compared to cotton. 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. water and lavender essential oil in a spray bottle will rapidly heal wounds. Hemp does not need as much water as cotton and can grow in almost any temperate or tropical climate. lotions. About Emu Oil Emu oil is rapidly gaining recognition as an invaluable cosmetic ingredient due to very positive results in current studies. and is completely non irritating. hemp produces twice as much fiber per acre and while cotton typically requires significant amounts of pesticide spraying. Hemp fiber is becoming popular in the textile industry due to economic and environmental concerns. Emu oil becomes creamy looking at 65 F and will solidify if keep colder. burns.FromNatureWithLove.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.com Page 182 From Nature With Love .

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

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

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

combination skin. lotions etc. These can help revitalize tired looking skin and will encourage blood flow to the skin. These dyes produce brilliant colors and can be blended to get other colors. FD & C Dyes To use FD & C dyes: These dyes are water soluble and highly concentrated. Flavor Oils Flavor oils are simply “fragrance” for lip products. scaly. Use the flavor oils at 2 . Each clay has the ability to absorb toxins from the skin but they differ in their level of absorption.FromNatureWithLove. Use it at a rate of 1 T per pound of soap. The oil can be added to one of the oils or directly to your lip balm batch while it is still warm. remove debris from the pores and bring about a smooth healthy glow. Bentonite and French Green clay are often used for this purpose. Since the color of your product will be lighter than the color of the dyed water. 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. The high mineral content of clays rejuvenates the skin while the clay exfoliates and stimulates blood circulation to the skin. Emulsifying Wax Our emulsifying wax is a vegetable based emulsifier (Ingredients: Cetearyl Alcohol.com Page 186 From Nature With Love . Roseclay is similar to china clay and is good for dry to normal skin. Add this dye to the water phase of your formulation. you will need to do some trials to determine how much dye is required per batch to get the end results you desire. Clays for Facial Masks Various clays are made up of different mineral contents and each clay has a different effect on the skin. Clay is also useful for adding natural earthtone colors to soap. Regular use of clay facials will remove dead skin cells. http://www. Bentonite and French Green clay are the most drawing of the clays and are best used on oily to normal skin. These oils do not have a taste and they are not sweet. It is used to bind oil and water together in creams. PEG-150 Stearate & Steareth-20). Polysorbate 60.5% but not more than 5%. China clay or white kaolin has a mild astringent effect and is best used on dry to normal skin. Mix a small amount with warm water and stir until dissolved. improve circulation to the skin. Multani mitti or fullers earth absorbs toxins very well and exfoliates well making it a good facial clay for oily. Measure out 5% emulsifying wax and melt with your other solid waxes/oils.Clay in Soap The addition of clay gives soap a creamy dense lather that makes it ideal for shaving.

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

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

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

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

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