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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Simply choose your “oils” from the list by percentage until you have 100% picked. liquid soap and more! If you’re signed up as a Preferred Customer.fromnaturewithlove. so if you have any suggestions for making the “Soap-U-Lator” better. To find the “Soap-U-Lator”.com . 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. Press the button and viola .asp We’re constantly looking for ways to improve. choose your additives and what size of batch you want. simply click on the “Soapulator” button on the left hand side of our website.FromNatureWithLove. even for the novice soap maker. you can even save your recipes in your very own online recipe book.you’ve got to check it out! It’s very easy to use.com/soap/creator.Create Your Own Bar or Liquid Soap Recipe .your very own custom recipe. please don’t hesitate to let us know! From Nature With Love Page 27 http://www.The Easy Way! If you haven’t seen our custom written “Soap-U-Lator” yet . 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. http://www. air dry and put in cupboard. Kokum butter 4 oz.83 oz. Add lye to the floral waters THE TEMPERATURE OF LYE WITH FLORAL WATER MUST MATCH THE TEMPERATURE OF THE OILS. stir.com Page 28 From Nature With Love .FromNatureWithLove.use your nose to see if you need more. castor oil 6 oz. Make sure your mold is lined with parchment paper. Slice soaps. olive oil 4 oz. palm oil 1 oz. You’ll have a beautiful soap that will gently exfoliate and moisturize your skin. of Cucumber Floral Water 4 oz. Wrap the soap in mold with a towel. coconut oil 2 oz. Sunflower oil 2. stir [use handblender.Azuki Bean Cucumber Kokum Soap Soap exfoliant with Azuki Beans Ingredients: 1/2 cup Azuki Bean Powder 4 oz. Wait 2-3 months. When both reach 105-106 degrees. and 1 tablespoon of the orange essential oils . I’ve used this and it is great! Lathers beautifully. Wait a day or two before slicing. mix water and oil.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. of Neroli Hydrosol 3 oz. add half of the azuki beans. Mix mix mix.] When it starts to thicken. Stir. Add Vitamin E. Add chamomile leaves.

Allow soap to cure for at least three weeks before using. cut and let rest for 2 weeks to cure.4 ounces Shea Butter 6. Eucalyptus Citriodora. Instructions: Dissolve lye in water. Combine in large pot and stir briskly until soap traces.2 ounces coconut oil 22. Blend the lye mixture and oils together slowly and stir till it traces.com .FromNatureWithLove. Geranium and Rosemary essential oils. Let cool to 100 degrees. Add the mica mixed with the fragrance oil so there are no clumps of mica. When both mixtures reach 95’F it’s time to make soap. Add the essential oils and stir well. Melt and cool to 100 degrees.4 ounces olive Oil 16.4 ounces Neem Oil 23. put it someplace quiet and wrap to insulate. Ingredients: 19. Blend oils together over a double boiler all except the essential/fragrance oil.0 ounces water 9. Remove from heat to cool. NY A soap that soothes skin problems and keeps the bugs at bay.equal parts Citronella Java. Pour in mold and wrap in blanket to keep temp at an even 100 degrees then insert thermometer to keep track. Camper’s Delight with Neem Oil Submitted by Susan of N Syracuse. allow to cool. unmold and cut as desired. From Nature With Love Page 29 http://www. After 24 hours. 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.Bubble Gum Soap Smells so good you’ll want to eat it!!! Ingredients: 8 oz soft water 3 oz lye 7 oz crisco. Pour into mold. Combine oils and Shea butter in large soap pot and warm over low until various components have melted.6 ounces Sodium Hydroxide 14 teaspoons essential oil.0 ounces palm Oil 6. When it gets to 80 degrees it’s ready to unmold.

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

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

1oz Aloe Oil 5. Spearmint EO 1-1/2 tsp.8oz Cocoa Butter 1-1/2 tsp. Drizzle lye solution into the oils.3oz Castor Oil 11. MI A heady yet invigorating scent Ingredients: 24oz Water 9oz Lye 20oz Coconut Oil 17. Neroli FO 1/2 C. Stir a couple minutes(or until trace if stirring completely by hand). Add lye to water and let cool to 90* .110*. Add EO’s and Calendula Petals.FromNatureWithLove. Pour into mold. stirring constantly.8oz Shea Butter . Calendula Petals @ Trace Instructions: Blend EO’s and FO (preferably 24 hours in advance) and cover. Clovebud EO 1-1/2 tsp.5oz Palm Oil 4.4oz Canola Oil 4.English Countryside Soap Submitted by Michele of Jenison. stir in liquid oils and bring to 90* .110* Melt solid oils. Stick blend to trace.com Page 32 From Nature With Love .1oz Sweet Almond Oil . http://www.

until solids are melted. When both mixtures have cooled to 95’carefully combine in large pot. dry area for at least 3 weeks.2 ounces Coconut oil 9. This recipe makes 4lbs of soap. From Nature With Love Page 33 http://www. Stir in essential oil. Allow to sit undisturbed in warm area for 24 hours.6 ounces Flax Seed oil 22.FromNatureWithLove. I use a 13" square wooden wine box with a lid. Pour in large mold. NY An ultra creamy bath bar with skin pampering Flax oil Ingredients: 19. Cut into bars place in cool.4 ounces Olive Oil 12.6 ounces Sodium Hydroxide 23 ounces water 10 tsp essential oil Instructions: Dissolve Sodium Hydroxide in water and allow to cool in safe place. I cut it into 24 bars. turn bars over every few days for even drying. Stir to trace.com .8 ounces Palm Oil 9. Warm oils in large non-reactive pot.Flax Oil Soap Submitted by Susan of N Syracuse.

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

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

5 and 9. heat gently. the oils are ready. Allow to cure. the pH reading should be between 7.4 oz Sunflower Oil Lye/Water: 2. Add fragrance. Once the fats and oils are melted and the temperature is 100-125 degrees. Remove from mold and cut into bars.0 oz Coconut Oil 3. CA Inexpensive oils can make a luxurious bar of soap Ingredients: Oils: 2. Stir until tracing occurs. the lye solution is ready. Once the temperature has cooled to 100-125 degrees. Allow 1 to 2 days to set-up. Add the lye slowly and stir constantly.4 oz NaOH/Lye 5.4 oz Sweet Almond Oil 4. Temporarily set oils aside.FromNatureWithLove. never let a bunch of granules become caked on the bottom of the container.4 oz Palm Oil 2.7 oz Water Instructions: Combine oils. Combine the melted oils and lye solution together. Pour into prepared molds.0.Good Bar Submitted by Brian of Fairfield. When the bars are cured.4 oz Olive Oil 2.com Page 36 From Nature With Love . http://www. Combine the lye and the water.4 oz Grapeseed Oil 2.

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

http://www. 100-F) Heat/melt all oils. great for difficult skin conditions. stir until clear. Add scent just before pouring into mold.5 oz. Don’t cut off the top. Container should hold most or all of the 2lbs of soap. cool (c.4 fl oz Water SCENT: 1. reinforce sides and bottom of box with packing tape. 100-F). Use stick blender intermittently with spoon (no more than 1 minute at a time for blender).6 oz Coconut oil 2. A good mold for this batch is an empty “Parmalat” milk container.3 oz NaOH/Lye 11. just slice it open so that you can refold it closed to help keep batch warm for first 48 hours. Will yield nice. Tea Tree Oil for treating acne) Instructions: Pour lye into water.FromNatureWithLove.6 oz Sweet almond oil 2.com Page 38 From Nature With Love . Set aside to cool (c.6 oz Castor oil 2.4 oz Olive oil LYE/LIQUID: 4.6 oz Grapeseed oil 21. allowing for possibly one more use of the mold (otherwise just peel it off).4 oz Lemongrass EO (can add another 0. palm-sized rectagular shapes once cut. NJ Nourishing & moisturizing. Pour lye/water mixture in slow steady stream into the oils. but have an extra individual mold or two around to catch any extra soap. Stir to trace. Ingredients: OILS: 2.Lemon Olive Complexion Bar Submitted by Stephanie of Princeton. To help container keep its firm shape. Soap should slip out easily.

1. Instructions: Follow basic instructions for cold processed soaps.9 oz jojoba oil 1.Luxury Bar Submitted by Kia of Provodence.2 oz tallow (beef) 1. RI A luxury body bar Ingredients: 14. 2 ounces of jojoba oil.and 2 ounces of emu oil.FromNatureWithLove.2 oz palm oil 1. From Nature With Love Page 39 http://www.0 oz coconut oil 1.5 ounces water 2 tsp hydrolized silk amino acids added to water & lye mixture.0 oz emu oil 1.0 oz olive oil 19.9 oz mango Butter 1.0 oz neem oil 24.3 ounces lye 34.0 oz sal butter recipe was superfatted with: 3 ounces of mango butter.0 oz castor oil 24.9 oz sweet almond oil 19.com .

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

cool to 100 degrees. then stir in essential oils. WA A Very Healing Treatment Soap Ingredients: 18 oz canola oil 18 oz olive oil 5 oz virgin coconut oil 4 oz palm 4 oz neem oil 2 oz sesame (to be reserved to mix with herbs & clay) 12 oz of liquid (I use distilled water made into an herb tea infused with: marshmellow root. add to warmed oils. fresh smelling bar. (see info on the benefits of Neem. (about 110 degrees) stir to a light trace. clays and herbs used) I can’t seem to keep enough of this on hand! From Nature With Love Page 41 http://www. but cures out to be a very pleasant. 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. Add herbs and clay mixed with the two oz of sesame oil and blend well.FromNatureWithLove.Neem Oil Soap Submitted by Kathleen of Burlington. This recipe will make one dozen 5 oz (plus) bars.com . This has a powerful odor while making.

butter sampler sets to use. Should trace quite quickly. Ingredients: BUTTERS/OIL: 4.0 oz Cocoa Butter 1. NJ Exceptionally elegant gift soap.Nutmeg Butter Soap Submitted by Stephanie of Princeton.6 oz Coconut Oil 4. ~ Pour raw soap into your prepared molds. depending on the molds used. Allow to cool (100° F to 125° F).7 oz Buttermilk (goat’s or whole milk) powder in water SUPERFAT 0.0 oz Mango Butter 3.2 oz Sal Butter 3.FromNatureWithLove.com Page 42 From Nature With Love . Use a decorative but sturdy set of molds to ladel in the raw soap. medium sized elegant gift bars. Stir until trace. the soap can be turned out of the mold. ~ Combine lye and liquid. Place the bars on something that will allow air to circulate all around (or flip bars every few days). stir well. Can use stick blender intermittently. Great way to put the FNWL 4 oz. http://www. Set aside and to cool (100° F to 125° F). ~ Pour lye/liquid solution into melted oils in thin steady stream.2 oz Nutmeg Butter (1%) SCENT: Nutmeg EO Vanilla EO Instructions: This makes a few. but for no more than one minute at a time — then go back to spoon. ~ Combine oils and melt. ~ After 48 hours.2 oz Shea Butter LYE/LIQUID 2. Allow to cure for 3 weeks. Don’t over-stir beyond trace.4 oz Lye (NaOH) 5.

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

2 oz Jojoba Oil. finely ground Instructions: To a 5 lb. Slowly and carefully. Pour into molds. so add any fragrance oils and/or essential oils at light trace. Pour into molds (and by the way.1 oz Cold Water. and finely ground peppermint leaves. This recipe as listed is at about a 5% superfatting ratio. Peppermint Wake Up Submitted by Holly of Wilmington.Pampering Body Bar Submitted by Gail of Loxahatchee. 4.FromNatureWithLove. Gently warm the oils and beeswax. just enough to melt the beeswax and cool to about 100-110 degrees. 1 oz Beeswax. Use a whisk to blend well. DE Minty soap that holds fragrance well Ingredients: 1 TBSP Peppermint EO 1 tsp Rosemary EO 1 tsp Tea Tree EO . This recipe traces quickly. add the lye/water mixture to the oils and stir well. batch of cold-process soap at trace (recipe of choice) add T50 (or ROE). 6 oz Palm Kernel Oil.25 grams T50 or ROE 1/3 cup peppermint leaves. essential oils. using standard safety procedures and let cool to about 100-110 degrees F. http://www. 1 oz Lye. 10 oz Instructions: Carefully make your lye and water mixture. it’s a great recipe if you want to use fancy molds) and cover lightly for about 24 hours. 3 oz Castor Oil.com Page 44 From Nature With Love . 5 oz Wheat Germ Oil. 3 oz Olive Oil. FL Pampers Skins of All Types! Ingredients: Avocado Oil. 12 oz Palm 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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cut and remove from mold. Cover with blankets and allow to sit for 24 to 48 hours until it stops generating heat. 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. stir to combine and pour into molds. NJ This soap nourishes the skin in every way possible. When hard (up to a week). Set out to dry and cure for 4-6 weeks. Add nutrients and essential oils.Vitamin Soap Submitted by Kathryn of Verona. Add lye to fats and stir briskly for up to one hour til it “traces”. Ingredients (by weight): Lye Solution: 3 lbs (48 oz) distilled water 475g Sodium Hydroxide Fats: 2-1/2 lbs (40 oz) Coconut Oil 1-1/2 lbs (24 oz) Palm Oil 1-3/4 lbs (28 oz) Olive Oil. Melt fats and let cool to 80-90 degrees. From Nature With Love Page 49 http://www.com . 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.FromNatureWithLove.

6 oz Sweet Almond Oil 0. .5 oz Sodium Hydroxide (NaOH/Lye) 11.Youthful Complexion Submitted by Kim of Winter Haven.0 oz Palm Kernel Oil 12. I usually make this recipe in a PVC tube mold http://www. 1 oz.6 oz Olive Oil 8.FromNatureWithLove.6 oz Cocoa Butter 9. The EO’s are expensive but more than worth it. Essential Oil: Rose Bulgarian. Chamomile powder and Calendula powder Instructions: Make soap according to basic soaping instructions.2 oz Shortening (veg) 4.2 oz.4 oz total of Essential/Fragrance Oil Essential Oil: Roman Chamomile. Dried Herbs: 1 oz total: Rose Powder. FL Designed specifically to be healthy for maturing skin Ingredients: Oils 1. .com Page 50 From Nature With Love .5 oz Water Additives 1. Add the dried herbs just before pouring into molds.2 oz. Essential Oil: Lavender.

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

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

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

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

2 oz Germaben II . I usually whip it for 5 minutes let it cool 10 minutes and so on. Combine citric acid and water over double boiler water until the citric acid dissolves and then add all the remaining ingredients except fragrance.. This will thicken in jars as it cools more. http://www..its especially nice when scented with cucumber and tinted very pale green. vegetable oil or oil blend of your choice .5 oz. and Germaben II.FromNatureWithLove. You don’t want it to get so cool that you can’t pour it.I love Jojoba 1.2 oz. All items used to make cream should be sterilized. 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..Whipped Creme Submitted by Mary of Waterbury. CT Wonderful all over body/face cream Ingredients: 14 oz. distilled water 4 oz. stearic acid . Add remaining ingredients and whip some more.. I hope you enjoy this as much as my family and I do.1 oz.com Page 56 From Nature With Love . color. When the mixture turns a creamy color.8 oz citric acid . pour into a blender and whip off and on until it cools ( this can take quite a while ). emulsifying wax 1. Makes approximately 20 ounces of cream.

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

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

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

wheat germ oil 0.com . Ingredients: 2.5 oz Virgin Coconut Oil 4. Diaper Ointment Ingredients: 16 oz Sweet Almond Oil 8 oz Shea Butter 8 oz Jojoba Oil 4. Use oil after baby’s bath. Then add the Calendula and stir.0 oz. it will absorb in nicely.5 oz. or for baby massage. Pour into jars. cobalt bottle. jojoba oil 0. MN 100% natural oil for baby. vitamin E 250 IU 6 drops Roman chamomile essential oil Instructions: Mix all of the ingredients together. Pour into a 6 oz. butter and beeswax together in double boiler until wax and butter is melted. pure olive oil 1.3 oz. Since it uses 100% natural oils. From Nature With Love Page 61 http://www. Add 1% Tea Tree.2 oz. Lavender and Chamomile essential oils (combined volume).5 oz. with healing & soothing properties. avocado oil 0.5 oz. calendula oil 0.Calendula Baby Oil Submitted by Jena of Albert Lea.FromNatureWithLove.5 oz Beeswax 2 Drops Calendula Absolute Instructions: Mix oils. and keep babies skin soft and healthy.

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

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

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

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

FromNatureWithLove. oatmeal. milk bath Ingredients: 1 part sunflower seeds 1 part corn starch 2 parts finely ground oats 2 parts milk powder Fragrance Instructions: Coarsly grind the seeds in a blender or food processor. Fragrance with oils or dry ingredients. OR Sunflower seeds.com . This luxurious bath combines the skin soothing properties of oatmeal with softening milk and corn starch.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. From Nature With Love Page 71 http://www. Put into “shaker” containers and enjoy! Silk Soak Submitted by Annette of Eugene. 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. The ground seeds release their natural oils when added to a hot bath. Because the sunflower seeds are so fragrant. WA A natural. almond and comfrey work well. Add the other ingredients and mix thoroughly.

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

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

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Anti-Wrinkle Clay Mask Submitted by Cindy of Allegan.com . Leave on for 5 minutes & rinse off with warm water. 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.For The Face Acne Toner Submitted by Andrea of Worcester. Shake before each Use. MA Works great for acne prone skin.FromNatureWithLove. Apply to face with cotton ball after cleansing. From Nature With Love Page 75 http://www. MI Ingredients: 1 tbsp green france clay 1 tsp patchouli powder 1 tsp slippery elm powder 1 tsp chamomile powder wetting agent: 5 tsp herbal astringent for dry skin Instructions: Stir all ingredients well to get rid of clumps & apply to face. This helped clear up black heads from our teenagers faces AND helped clear up an itchy rash from our 10 year olds face. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

com . Olive Oil (28%) 12 oz. Castor Oil (6%) 3 oz. Add lye/water to crock oils while stirring gently. Sweet Almond Oil (2%) 23 oz. 1. Shea Butter (4%) 1. Jojoba (2%) 1. Cocoa Butter (4%) 2.2 oz.2 oz. Weigh lye and water.Emu Oil Soap Submitted by Kathy of Fort Lee. Glop into mold.4 oz.Stefanie’s Favorite . Lye (6% excess fat) Fragrance and color optional Instructions: OBSERVE ALL STANDARD SAFETY PROCEDURES. Distilled Water 8. Unmold and cut when cool. Weigh and melt hard oils in microwave.8 oz. 3. Coconut Oil (20%) 9 oz.4 oz. From Nature With Love Page 99 http://www. Weigh and add liquid oils to crock. 7. 5. 2.6 oz. Bring to trace alternating between whisk and stick blender. Avocado Oil (5%) 2. Emu Oil (12%) 3.2 oz. Mix and set aside. Cover and cook until done. Palm Oil (15%) 7. 6. Add to pre-warmed crock. NJ Ingredients: 16.14 oz.FromNatureWithLove. 4.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

then adding scent and/or color. Check with manufacturer for other preservatives.FromNatureWithLove. SLOWLY add the water phase. If using phenonip.3 oz Citric Acid 0. http://www. When COMPLETELY cool. easily absorbed body cream Ingredients: Water Phase: Distilled Water 12.8 oz Phenonip(or other appropriate preservative) 0.com Page 112 From Nature With Love . Also.15 oz Shea Butter 0. Heat water phase and dissolve baking soda and cornstarch completely.15 oz Stearic Acid 0. I scent “as I go” by heating the cream slightly.05 oz Oil Phase Grapeseed Oil 2 oz Manog Butter 0. While blending (stick blender is best)the oils.Creme de la Cream Submitted by Andrea of Worcester.8 oz Baking Soda 0. you can put cream into a zip bag. Cut corner from bag and “pipe” into containers. Keep blending. it becomes VERY thick. Cool both phases slightly. close and squish until mixed.1 oz E-Wax 0.1 oz Instructions: Combine and heat oil phase until fully incorporates. This will depend on your preservative. add color/scent.1 oz Corn Starch 0. MA A thick. As cream cools.1 oz Soy Letchin 0. you can add when mixture is still hot. transfer to jars.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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. Then color some melted clear base. 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. it tends to melt the various colors all over each other so resist the urge to go this route. Keep the white layers thin but make the colored layers about 1/8 -3/8 inch thick. Keep repeating this process until you have about 1 cup of tiny crystal-like pieces of soap. Then do another color and then maybe some more white and then more color and then more white until your geode starts to approach a good 4-5 inches across. Dip your geode until you have a good layer of “rock” color. start dipping it into the clear base and use you hands to mold and firm the clear soap around the ball. When you have packed a firm ball. Mix together some “earthy” micas (gold. It might help to warm the knife slightly over a fire but if you make it too hot. 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. slice down through the slab slicing off the tiny irregular shaped pieces.com Page 124 From Nature With Love . When you have covered the surface with cuts. Crumble with your hand and chop up into smaller pieces if necessary. topaz. Use one motion to slice through. Melt some opaque base and dip the ball into the opaque white base until you have a thin layer of white. blue violet. bronze). Do this until you have a good solid layer holding the crystals together.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.FromNatureWithLove. Then color some of your base with an earthy grayish color to start forming the outer layer. Keep working the mica into the outer layer. Keep dipping and molding.3" x 5" x 1" slab of violet base 1-3 slabs of coconut opaque base 3 . You will be amazed at your geode! http://www. The soap will cool quickly and most of it will stick to your hands as you work. Just peel the soap off your hands and place it back into the pan of melted soap. When you’re satisfied with the last layer of your geode. cut criss cross cuts 1/8 of an inch deep into the 1" width of the slab. you will be ready to take a sharp non-serrated knife to your geode. put it down and do some major cleaning up! Get some rest and 48 hours later.MP Base Geode Ingredients: 1. Remelt if the base cools too much.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

and apricot kernel oil together. Stone in a cool.com . MO Give the gift of flake-free skin with this yummy scrub. This mixture’s messy. Body Scrub Bliss Submitted by Jenna of Troy. Finally. Add sea salt and ground almonds. CA Use this in the tub or shower to rub off dry skin Ingredients: 1/2 teaspoon beeswax 1 teaspoon castor oil 1/2 teaspoon apricot kernel oil 1 tablespoon sea salt 1 tablespoon almond meal 1 1/2 tablespoon shampoo base Instructions: First melt the beeswax. so apply to damp skin while in the shower. Mix well.FromNatureWithLove. stir in the baby shampoo and there you have it. Remove from heat. 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. dry place. castor oil. From Nature With Love Page 147 http://www.Body Scrub Submitted by Minh of Albany.

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

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

VA This scrub is good for acne.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. then add oils and stir well.add a small amount of water added to a tsp or so of scrub! http://www. and blemishes Ingredients: 1/2 cup oats 1/2 cup rice (brown) 1/4 cup comfrey (dried) 1/4 cup oregano (dried) 1/8 cup anise seed 1/2 cup calendula 1 1/2 cups clay 1/4 cup myrrh 1 drop tea tree essential oil 1 drop lavender essential oil Instructions: Grind and sift all ingredients except oils a few times until powdery.com Page 150 From Nature With Love . Happy Skin Scrub Submitted by Maryam of Lexington. 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. pimples. Massage into the skin using a circular motion and then rinse with warm water. Store in a jar. To use.FromNatureWithLove.

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

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

Add water and witch hazel. spray on feet and let air dry. Keep in spray bottle. solution will become cloudy.com . Then quickly stir in the essential oil and rub into both hands. 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.FromNatureWithLove. cover hands with a pair of gloves and leave for 30 minutes. Kicking feet in air like a little kid while drying may refresh sprit at same time. working the oil into the skin and around the cuticles. Refreshing blue or green color adds to the experience. Moisturizing Hand Treatment Oil If winter is doing a number on your hands.Minty Toes Foot Spray Submitted by Ruth Herron of Philadelphia. PA Refreshes and Sooths the tiredest and Stinkiest Feet Ingredients: 1 cup everclear 1/2 cup distilled or filtered water 1/2 cup witch hazel 1 ml tea tree essential oil 1ml pepermint essential oil food color Instructions: Add essential oils into everclear and stir. For best results. Tint with food color. From Nature With Love Page 161 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. Massage into nails and area around nails as desired. Mix into baking soda and arrowroot powder.com Page 162 From Nature With Love . Sprinkle in shoes/ sneakers. dark place.Nail Oil Submitted by Yuliya of New York.FromNatureWithLove. Shoe Powder Submitted by Andrea of Worcester. MA Shoe Powder Ingredients: 1/4 cup Baking Soda 1/8 cup Arrowroot Powder 1 tbsp Dendritic salt 3 tsp fragrance (Baby Powder works great) Instructions: Mix fragrance with dendritic salt. My husband no longer has stinky feet! http://www.

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

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95 liter 4 quarts (1 gal.26 gallon Weight 1 gram = .4 fluid oz.10 pounds 1 kilogram = 2. 1 liter = 4. 240 ml = 1 cup 1 liter = 34 fluid oz.S.35 grams or approx.S.775 lbs U.2 cups 1 liter = 2.Useful Conversions Approximate Equivalents 1 oz = 2 tablespoons or 6 teaspoons or 30 ml/cc or 28. 700 drops 1/2 oz = 1 tablespoon or 3 teaspoons or 15ml/cc 14.1 pints 1 liter = 1.18 grams or approx. 350 drops 1 teaspoon is about 5 ml/cc 1 gallon of most oils is approximately 7.8 liters Metric to U. 100 ml = 3.) = 3.06 quarts 1 liter = .FromNatureWithLove.5 ounces 500 grams = 1. From Nature With Love Page 165 http://www. to Metric 1/5 teaspoon = 1 milliliter 1 teaspoon = 5 ml 1 tablespoon = 15 ml 1/5 cup = 50 ml 1 cup = 240 ml 2 cups (1 pint) = 470 ml 4 cups (1 quart) = .com .035 ounce 100 grams = 3. 1 militers = 1/5 teaspoon 5 ml = 1 teaspoon 15 ml = 1 tablespoon 34 ml = 1 fluid oz.205 pounds 1 kilogram = 35 oz.

FromNatureWithLove.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 .

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

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

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

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

remember it isn’t done until it burns well so keep working at it until you get a good smokeless.irregularly shaped candles that are made by molding or sculpting wax in the shape of various objects/figurines. you will be able to reproduce it. smoke free.FromNatureWithLove. can be melted down again and re used. The techniques used in candlemaking are relatively simple however the art of candlemaking cannot be mastered simply by reading about the techniques. Now candlemaking is an art form and candles have become decorative works of art that come in an infinite variety of shapes.thick little candles about 2 inches in diameter and about 2-3 inches tall. Candles were meant to be burned so no matter how beautiful your candle comes out. Votives .1 inch in diameter and are made to fit in a candle holder. 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. These candles are usually made of soft wax. Nowadays. What ever doesn’t work. The materials you use will determine the quality of your candles but each candle will require a different combination of materials and techniques. The earliest forms of fuel were animals fats. There are also a number of different specialty waxes that are used to give candles longer burning times and special effects.tall thin candles that are about 1/2 . Tapers can also be made with a mold or by rolling sheets of wax around a wick. Good note taking will allow you to determine what works and what doesn’t and when you perfect your candle. They came in standard sizes and shapes. Pillar candles . Types of Candles Container candles .little containers candles used for warming potpourri pots and food trays. A candle is basically a block of wax or fat (fuel) wrapped around a wick. Novelty candles . As it melts. Candles have recently become a big part of home decor and this has encouraged the development of new techniques and materials. Candle scraps and pieces of shaved wax can all be kept and recycled so nothing goes to waste.com . tallow and beeswax. Eventually the development of paraffin revolutionized the candle industry and we were able to achieve long burning. Tea lights . candles can be made with pure beeswax or pure paraffin or a blend of the two. plant waxes. They are generally used to create a peaceful. Tapers . inexpensive candles. These are typically used in small spaces like bath rooms for fragrance. 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. it â•œwicksâ•• the fuel up through the fibers and then vaporizes the fuel.thick columns of wax that can be made in a variety of geometric shapes. colors & fragrances. From Nature With Love Page 171 http://www. romantic ambiance and are treasured for their relaxing effect.candles that are poured into a vessel of some sort that contains the melted wax as it burns. sizes. even burning candle. The wick burns and melts the solid fuel around it.Candlemaking Introduction Candles were once used merely as a source of light and were simple and plain.

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

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

http://www. it needs to be able to melt just the right amount of the wax so that it will have a good burn rate. small (18 ply). therefore the wick is too large for the diameter of the candle or for the type of wax used. Priming the wick means saturating the wick in wax to eliminate air bubbles in the wick. 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. therefore the wick is too small for the diameter of the candle or for the type of wax used. medium ( 24-30 ply). always prime your wicks if they are not pre primed. Whether or not your candle burns properly will depend largely on your choice of wick. zinc or lead core (although lead core wicks are less common today) that holds the wick up. The burn rate is the amount of wax the wick will burn in a given amount of time.com Page 174 From Nature With Love . large (42 ply) and extra large (60 ply). 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. Spilling wax means that the wick is melting too much wax and not wicking or using it up fast enough. When burning a candle. Types of Wicks Deciding on which wick to use requires a bit of trial and error at first. These generally come in small. it will keep the flame from getting too big and will help the wick burn properly. 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. medium and large sizes although specialty sizes are available. The more plies per strand. large cast candles & novelty candles.FromNatureWithLove. Keeping this in mind will help you determine if your wick is too thick or too thin for your candle diameter and wax type. Cored wicks can have a paper. Use a square braid wick in rolled beeswax candles. cotton. pillars. always trim the wick to about 1/4 inch so that when it burns. These wicks are numbered starting at 6/0 (the smallest) to 1/0 (about medium) and then #1 through #10 (the largest). If the tip of the wick is within the combustion zone (inner part of the flame). Square braided wicks are specially braided to form a square shaped wick. Certain wick types work best with certain candle types: Flat braid wicks are made by braiding 3 multi-ply strands of cotton. This allows for good burning. the larger the wick Flat braids generally run extra small (15 ply). The thickness of the wick must be chosen according to the thickness of your candle but also.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. 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. Use flat braids in tapers.Candle Wicks When making a candle. 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. Small diameter pillars and beeswax sheet rolled candles. The wick should have a 1 . it will smoke.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Oil Treatments Combine the following: 6 oz fractionated coconut oil. heat the oils in a double boiler and apply to dampened hair and scalp. lotions. 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. and any other product containing oils can benefit from the addition of an anti oxidant.5 -2%.Linen Waters To make a linen spray. Wrap with a hot towel and allow it to sit for 20 minutes. When ready to use. Both are typically used at a rate of . Mix with your oils before combining oils with water (if applicable). 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 jojoba. From Nature With Love Page 185 http://www. you can now add it to a 50/50 (or desired proportion) water/alcohol blend. mild soap for the hair. Treating hair naturally can be very easy though. 3 oz Monoi de Tahiti. 2 oz emu oil. 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. 2 oz shea oil. creams. flax. These herbs are used to make a “tea” which is then used to wash the hair. Some trial and error will be necessary as some fragrances may cloud when added to P20 or the fragrance base. amla & aritha have been used for centuries in India to gently clean the hair and scalp. an anti oxidant is a preservative that reduces the rate of oxidation of unstable oils. 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. It will leave your hair soft and manageable. Lip balm.com .Liquid castille is a very good. Using An Anti-Oxidant to Preserve Your Products In the cosmetic industry. Once the oil dissolves in the solubilizer. 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. Conditioning Apple cider vinegar infused with natural herbs such as rosemary and neem is the best natural conditioner. 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. evening primrose etc or simply if they are going to be kept for long periods of time. 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). avocado. Neem powder tea can be used when there are scalp problems such as dandruff or to treat lice. Here are some tips for natural hair care: Cleansing Use a detergent free cleanser . lotion bars. 1 oz castor oil. hemp. Herb such as shikakai. You would want to use an anti oxidant in your skin care products if they contain fragile oils such as sweet almond.FromNatureWithLove. Shake the blend until you get a homogenous solution.

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

keep out of the reach of children. How GSE is Made GSE is made with extracts of citrus seeds/pulp. How Much to Use Use GSE ar a rate of . laundry. disinfect countertops.com . gargle or disinfectant for hands.2%. • As a gargle or mouthwash: 3 drops in 5 oz. • Make your own baby wipes: Use 20 drops in 16 oz. It will be bitter but clean. It can be used in many ways for household disinfection and can also be used to preserve soaps.05.05 and 2% of your total ingredients. toiletries and cosmetics. vegetables and meat/fish. Add to oils before adding lye when using in soap. Add 10 drops GSE to gallon of clear water. Always dilute before using on skin or for personal use. If contact should occur. filter water first or let sit. humidifiers. In the house. you can substitute GSE and you can rest assured that it is safe for you and the environment.FromNatureWithLove. It can also be used diluted as a mouthwash. 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. To measure out 2%. toothbrushes.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. immediately flush eyes/eye with water for at least 10 minutes and see a physician. of water • For soap or lotions: Use between . multiply the total volume (in ounces) of your batch times . Shake and let resettle. 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. Grapefruit seed extract is a natural (extracted from the seeds of grapefruits) citricidal preservative. There’s no need to dilute for use in soaps and toiletries. You can store your toothbrush for a week in this solution. etc. you should thoroughly rinse the area with water. Pretty much anywhere you use commercial disinfectants. Handling GSE Avoid contact with eyes. It can even be used to disinfect drinking water if necessary. 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. If it comes in contact with the skin (unless you’re using a drop for warts or cysts). • For general disinfection of counter tops and other surfaces: Use 8-15 drops per gallon of water.02 to get ounces of GSE to use. As with all other medications. of water • To disinfect drinking water: If possible. utensils. it can be used to wash fruit.

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

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

Home Fragrance Products. • 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. potpourri may be what you’re looking for.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.com Page 190 From Nature With Love . rooms sprays.FromNatureWithLove. including potpourri. are becoming fast selling items and well known companies have placed great emphasis on these new lines. linen sprays. 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.

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