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

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

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

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

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

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

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Add essential oil or fragrance oil.Balms Basic Balm Ingredients: 1 part beeswax 1 part butter 1 part oil or oil blend Instructions: Melt wax and butter in a double boiler and stir in oils. This can be poured into lip balm containers or deodorant containers for use as lotion bars. Remove from heat and add fragrance and colorant.com Page 12 From Nature With Love . Add mica if you are coloring the balm. Pour into deodorant containers. 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. This basic balm can be softened with more oil or hardened with more wax or butter. http://www.FromNatureWithLove.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

When it gets to 80 degrees it’s ready to unmold. Allow soap to cure for at least three weeks before using. Eucalyptus Citriodora. Blend the lye mixture and oils together slowly and stir till it traces. unmold and cut as desired.equal parts Citronella Java. Melt and cool to 100 degrees. Remove from heat to cool. Blend oils together over a double boiler all except the essential/fragrance oil.0 ounces water 9.4 ounces Neem Oil 23. cut and let rest for 2 weeks to cure.0 ounces palm Oil 6.FromNatureWithLove. Let cool to 100 degrees. Geranium and Rosemary essential oils. allow to cool.6 ounces Sodium Hydroxide 14 teaspoons essential oil. Combine in large pot and stir briskly until soap traces. After 24 hours. put it someplace quiet and wrap to insulate.Bubble Gum Soap Smells so good you’ll want to eat it!!! Ingredients: 8 oz soft water 3 oz lye 7 oz crisco.4 ounces olive Oil 16. Ingredients: 19. Add the mica mixed with the fragrance oil so there are no clumps of mica.4 ounces Shea Butter 6. Pour into mold.2 ounces coconut oil 22.com . Pour in mold and wrap in blanket to keep temp at an even 100 degrees then insert thermometer to keep track. 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. From Nature With Love Page 29 http://www. Combine oils and Shea butter in large soap pot and warm over low until various components have melted. Camper’s Delight with Neem Oil Submitted by Susan of N Syracuse. When both mixtures reach 95’F it’s time to make soap. NY A soap that soothes skin problems and keeps the bugs at bay. Add the essential oils and stir well. Instructions: Dissolve lye in water.

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

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

http://www. Stir a couple minutes(or until trace if stirring completely by hand). Add lye to water and let cool to 90* . stir in liquid oils and bring to 90* . Add EO’s and Calendula Petals.1oz Aloe Oil 5.3oz Castor Oil 11.English Countryside Soap Submitted by Michele of Jenison.FromNatureWithLove.com Page 32 From Nature With Love .110* Melt solid oils. Stick blend to trace. Spearmint EO 1-1/2 tsp.5oz Palm Oil 4.110*. Clovebud EO 1-1/2 tsp.4oz Canola Oil 4.1oz Sweet Almond Oil . Neroli FO 1/2 C. Pour into mold. Drizzle lye solution into the oils. Calendula Petals @ Trace Instructions: Blend EO’s and FO (preferably 24 hours in advance) and cover.8oz Shea Butter . stirring constantly.8oz Cocoa Butter 1-1/2 tsp. MI A heady yet invigorating scent Ingredients: 24oz Water 9oz Lye 20oz Coconut Oil 17.

com . dry area for at least 3 weeks.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 use a 13" square wooden wine box with a lid.2 ounces Coconut oil 9. Allow to sit undisturbed in warm area for 24 hours. NY An ultra creamy bath bar with skin pampering Flax oil Ingredients: 19.6 ounces Flax Seed oil 22. This recipe makes 4lbs of soap. Stir in essential oil.until solids are melted. turn bars over every few days for even drying. When both mixtures have cooled to 95’carefully combine in large pot. Warm oils in large non-reactive pot. Cut into bars place in cool.4 ounces Olive Oil 12. From Nature With Love Page 33 http://www.FromNatureWithLove. I cut it into 24 bars.Flax Oil Soap Submitted by Susan of N Syracuse.8 ounces Palm Oil 9. Pour in large mold. Stir to trace.

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

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

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

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

Add scent just before pouring into mold. To help container keep its firm shape.4 oz Lemongrass EO (can add another 0. Ingredients: OILS: 2.5 oz. http://www. but have an extra individual mold or two around to catch any extra soap.6 oz Castor oil 2. NJ Nourishing & moisturizing. Soap should slip out easily. stir until clear. palm-sized rectagular shapes once cut.6 oz Grapeseed oil 21. Pour lye/water mixture in slow steady stream into the oils. 100-F) Heat/melt all oils. just slice it open so that you can refold it closed to help keep batch warm for first 48 hours. Tea Tree Oil for treating acne) Instructions: Pour lye into water.6 oz Sweet almond oil 2.4 oz Olive oil LYE/LIQUID: 4. great for difficult skin conditions. A good mold for this batch is an empty “Parmalat” milk container. 100-F). Container should hold most or all of the 2lbs of soap.com Page 38 From Nature With Love . Don’t cut off the top. Use stick blender intermittently with spoon (no more than 1 minute at a time for blender). cool (c. Will yield nice. Stir to trace.Lemon Olive Complexion Bar Submitted by Stephanie of Princeton. reinforce sides and bottom of box with packing tape.6 oz Coconut oil 2. allowing for possibly one more use of the mold (otherwise just peel it off).FromNatureWithLove.3 oz NaOH/Lye 11. Set aside to cool (c.4 fl oz Water SCENT: 1.

9 oz sweet almond oil 19.0 oz neem oil 24.9 oz jojoba oil 1.0 oz sal butter recipe was superfatted with: 3 ounces of mango butter.9 oz mango Butter 1. From Nature With Love Page 39 http://www.com . RI A luxury body bar Ingredients: 14.2 oz palm oil 1. 1.and 2 ounces of emu oil.5 ounces water 2 tsp hydrolized silk amino acids added to water & lye mixture.0 oz olive oil 19.0 oz castor oil 24.3 ounces lye 34.0 oz emu oil 1. Instructions: Follow basic instructions for cold processed soaps. 2 ounces of jojoba oil.Luxury Bar Submitted by Kia of Provodence.FromNatureWithLove.2 oz tallow (beef) 1.0 oz coconut oil 1.

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

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

NJ Exceptionally elegant gift soap. Place the bars on something that will allow air to circulate all around (or flip bars every few days).0 oz Cocoa Butter 1. stir well. Should trace quite quickly. Ingredients: BUTTERS/OIL: 4.2 oz Sal Butter 3.FromNatureWithLove. Stir until trace. depending on the molds used. Allow to cure for 3 weeks.2 oz Shea Butter LYE/LIQUID 2. ~ Combine oils and melt. ~ After 48 hours. the soap can be turned out of the mold. Don’t over-stir beyond trace.Nutmeg Butter Soap Submitted by Stephanie of Princeton. but for no more than one minute at a time — then go back to spoon. Allow to cool (100° F to 125° F).4 oz Lye (NaOH) 5.0 oz Mango Butter 3.6 oz Coconut Oil 4. http://www.2 oz Nutmeg Butter (1%) SCENT: Nutmeg EO Vanilla EO Instructions: This makes a few. Use a decorative but sturdy set of molds to ladel in the raw soap. Set aside and to cool (100° F to 125° F). ~ Pour raw soap into your prepared molds. medium sized elegant gift bars. Can use stick blender intermittently. ~ Combine lye and liquid.com Page 42 From Nature With Love . butter sampler sets to use. ~ Pour lye/liquid solution into melted oils in thin steady stream.7 oz Buttermilk (goat’s or whole milk) powder in water SUPERFAT 0. Great way to put the FNWL 4 oz.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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NJ This soap nourishes the skin in every way possible. Cover with blankets and allow to sit for 24 to 48 hours until it stops generating heat. 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. From Nature With Love Page 49 http://www.Vitamin Soap Submitted by Kathryn of Verona.com . cut and remove from mold. Add lye to fats and stir briskly for up to one hour til it “traces”. Add nutrients and essential oils. Borage Oil or Rosa Mosqueta Rosehip seed Oil Scent: 45-50g (about 3 oz) essential oils Instructions: Add lye to water and let cool to 80 degrees. When hard (up to a week). Set out to dry and cure for 4-6 weeks. stir to combine and pour into molds.FromNatureWithLove. Melt fats and let cool to 80-90 degrees. 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.

Essential Oil: Lavender.com Page 50 From Nature With Love . . Add the dried herbs just before pouring into molds.2 oz.6 oz Olive Oil 8. .Youthful Complexion Submitted by Kim of Winter Haven.5 oz Water Additives 1.2 oz. Chamomile powder and Calendula powder Instructions: Make soap according to basic soaping instructions. FL Designed specifically to be healthy for maturing skin Ingredients: Oils 1.FromNatureWithLove.4 oz total of Essential/Fragrance Oil Essential Oil: Roman Chamomile.0 oz Palm Kernel Oil 12. The EO’s are expensive but more than worth it. Essential Oil: Rose Bulgarian.6 oz Cocoa Butter 9. 1 oz.6 oz Sweet Almond Oil 0. Dried Herbs: 1 oz total: Rose Powder.5 oz Sodium Hydroxide (NaOH/Lye) 11.2 oz Shortening (veg) 4. I usually make this recipe in a PVC tube mold http://www.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Diaper Ointment Ingredients: 16 oz Sweet Almond Oil 8 oz Shea Butter 8 oz Jojoba Oil 4. with healing & soothing properties. Add 1% Tea Tree.0 oz. pure olive oil 1. avocado oil 0.5 oz Beeswax 2 Drops Calendula Absolute Instructions: Mix oils. Use oil after baby’s bath. calendula oil 0. Since it uses 100% natural oils. butter and beeswax together in double boiler until wax and butter is melted. cobalt bottle. jojoba oil 0.5 oz. Ingredients: 2. Then add the Calendula and stir. Pour into a 6 oz. or for baby massage. MN 100% natural oil for baby. and keep babies skin soft and healthy. From Nature With Love Page 61 http://www.3 oz. Lavender and Chamomile essential oils (combined volume).5 oz Virgin Coconut Oil 4.com .2 oz. it will absorb in nicely. Pour into jars.Calendula Baby Oil Submitted by Jena of Albert Lea.5 oz. wheat germ oil 0.5 oz.FromNatureWithLove. vitamin E 250 IU 6 drops Roman chamomile essential oil Instructions: Mix all of the ingredients together.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

6.Stefanie’s Favorite . Unmold and cut when cool. Cocoa Butter (4%) 2. Lye (6% excess fat) Fragrance and color optional Instructions: OBSERVE ALL STANDARD SAFETY PROCEDURES.com . Add lye/water to crock oils while stirring gently. Distilled Water 8. 3.Emu Oil Soap Submitted by Kathy of Fort Lee. Sweet Almond Oil (2%) 23 oz. Cover and cook until done. Palm Oil (15%) 7.4 oz. 4.FromNatureWithLove. 5. Weigh and melt hard oils in microwave. 7.2 oz. Glop into mold. 1. Emu Oil (12%) 3. 2. Weigh and add liquid oils to crock. Weigh lye and water. Olive Oil (28%) 12 oz.6 oz.4 oz.14 oz. Castor Oil (6%) 3 oz. Shea Butter (4%) 1. Jojoba (2%) 1.2 oz. NJ Ingredients: 16. Coconut Oil (20%) 9 oz. Mix and set aside. Bring to trace alternating between whisk and stick blender. Avocado Oil (5%) 2.8 oz. From Nature With Love Page 99 http://www. Add to pre-warmed crock.2 oz.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cut corner from bag and “pipe” into containers. http://www.1 oz Instructions: Combine and heat oil phase until fully incorporates.com Page 112 From Nature With Love . MA A thick. When COMPLETELY cool. transfer to jars. you can add when mixture is still hot. While blending (stick blender is best)the oils.Creme de la Cream Submitted by Andrea of Worcester. This will depend on your preservative. you can put cream into a zip bag. it becomes VERY thick. If using phenonip. easily absorbed body cream Ingredients: Water Phase: Distilled Water 12. Also. I scent “as I go” by heating the cream slightly. Heat water phase and dissolve baking soda and cornstarch completely.1 oz E-Wax 0. Check with manufacturer for other preservatives. close and squish until mixed.15 oz Stearic Acid 0.05 oz Oil Phase Grapeseed Oil 2 oz Manog Butter 0.1 oz Soy Letchin 0. add color/scent. SLOWLY add the water phase. Keep blending.8 oz Baking Soda 0.15 oz Shea Butter 0.3 oz Citric Acid 0. As cream cools.1 oz Corn Starch 0. then adding scent and/or color.FromNatureWithLove. Cool both phases slightly.8 oz Phenonip(or other appropriate preservative) 0.

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

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

can also be used as a hand cream when made w/ less water or more stearic acid.50 oz.70 oz. Mango Butter 1. Vegetable Glycerin 2.00 oz.30 oz. Patchouli Essential Oil 0. Calendula Oil 2.50 oz.com .0 oz. or sensitive irritated skin. FL Thick creamy lotion.50 oz. also great for reducing stretch marks when made w/ EMU Oil Ingredients: 2. Coconut Fragrance Oil I chose these essential oils for their specific medicinal purposes that are great for the skin. Sweet Almond Oil 2. Shea Butter 2. Heat the aloe water and rose water mixture to about 140 degrees as well. and waxes on low until everything has melted.50 oz. then cool to about 140 degrees. Rose Water or Floral Water of your choice 32. then add EO’s & FO’s and GSE and blend some more at a higher speed. butters. Instructions: Heat the oils.Rich Creamy Butter Lotion Submitted by Staci of Cocoa Beach. Grape Seed Extract (GSE) as a natural preservative 3. Emulsifying Wax (way cool product that binds water to oil and keeps it from seperating!) 0.00 oz.30 oz. Rosewood Essential Oil 0. itchy. Pour into jars or pump lotion bottles and continue to shake periodically until the mixture becomes creamy and thick. Aloe Vera Gel or distilled water Great Patchouli Scent Blend: 1. great for dry. 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.FromNatureWithLove.00 oz.30 oz. Lavender Essential Oil 0. you want to keep blending until mixture is about body temp (around 97 to 98 degrees). Emu Oil 2.50 oz.30 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. this will prevent any seperation of the oils and water. Tea Tree Oil 2. (I use a double boiler so you can’t burn it or boil it). Hemp Oil 4.00 oz.50 oz.50 oz. Stearic Acid (may add less for thinner lotion) 3. From Nature With Love Page 115 http://www.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Add oil and fragrance oil and blend thoroughly until emulsified. Add salt and stir well to mix completely. 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. Before bathing or showering. Either way it will leave your skin clean and soft and give you a subtle fragrence that will enhance your mood. then add baking soda and borax and mix again. use ample amount and rub viggorously in circular motion. 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.com . Set into a nice herb bath and soak for 20 minutes. or rinse off in the shower. Add essential oils to the carrier oil before mixing with salts mixture. 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.Cleansing Aromatic Salt Glow Submitted by Kymberli Gayle of Manchester. NH Clears the skin of dead cells and toxins while soaking up minerals and leaving a healthy glow. Enjoy Diane’s Body Polish Submitted by Diane of East Islip. Mica Instructions: Heat melted glycerin soap and liquid soap until warmed and stir in the mica until well blended. Add oils to salts and mix and store. Ingredients: 1/4 cup sea salt 1/4 cup epsom salts 1/4 cup skin oil (almond and apricot work well) 1 T baking soda 1 T borax 12 drops essential oil ( try 8 drops of geranium and 4 drops of lavender) Instructions: In a canning jar(wide mouth) mix salts well.FromNatureWithLove. fragrance oil 1/2 tsp.

add a small amount of water added to a tsp or so of scrub! http://www. orange peel powder or lemon peel powder 1 tablespoon goats milk powder 1 teaspoon honey Heavy Cream as needed Mix all ingredients together using enough heavy cream to make a thick paste.FromNatureWithLove. Happy Skin Scrub Submitted by Maryam of Lexington.com Page 150 From Nature With Love .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. 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. pimples. then add oils and stir well. Massage into the skin using a circular motion and then rinse with warm water. To use. VA This scrub is good for acne. Store in a jar.

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

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

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

FromNatureWithLove. Shoe Powder Submitted by Andrea of Worcester. My husband no longer has stinky feet! http://www. Mix into baking soda and arrowroot powder. Sprinkle in shoes/ sneakers. MA Shoe Powder Ingredients: 1/4 cup Baking Soda 1/8 cup Arrowroot Powder 1 tbsp Dendritic salt 3 tsp fragrance (Baby Powder works great) Instructions: Mix fragrance with dendritic salt. dark place. 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.Nail Oil Submitted by Yuliya of New York.com Page 162 From Nature With Love .

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

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700 drops 1/2 oz = 1 tablespoon or 3 teaspoons or 15ml/cc 14.18 grams or approx.S. 350 drops 1 teaspoon is about 5 ml/cc 1 gallon of most oils is approximately 7. 240 ml = 1 cup 1 liter = 34 fluid oz.205 pounds 1 kilogram = 35 oz.S.26 gallon Weight 1 gram = . 1 liter = 4.8 liters Metric to U.95 liter 4 quarts (1 gal. 1 militers = 1/5 teaspoon 5 ml = 1 teaspoon 15 ml = 1 tablespoon 34 ml = 1 fluid oz. 100 ml = 3.com .2 cups 1 liter = 2.035 ounce 100 grams = 3.) = 3.1 pints 1 liter = 1.4 fluid oz.FromNatureWithLove.Useful Conversions Approximate Equivalents 1 oz = 2 tablespoons or 6 teaspoons or 30 ml/cc or 28. 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) = .10 pounds 1 kilogram = 2.06 quarts 1 liter = .5 ounces 500 grams = 1. From Nature With Love Page 165 http://www.775 lbs U.35 grams or approx.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

They do not need to be regulated like essential oils do and are very easy to work with.FromNatureWithLove. If we have a fragrance in the toiletries section that we do not carry in the candle section. body butters and other formulations to turn gritty upon sitting. you can multiply oz x 30 to get ml (or cc).e. Bring the water almost to boiling and then pour over the herbs. how much fragrance oil to add) To work out a percentage. They do not give a taste to lip balms (they are not sweet oils). 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. take the size of your batch (usually the weight) and multiply by the percentage required. This will allow the butter to melt completely so that crystals will not form once cooled.. shea butter must be melted and heated to about 175 degrees and kept at that temperature for at least 20 minutes. are made in a non cosmetic grade base so we discourage the use of our candle FOs in skin care products. Our candle oils at FNWL. they can be soaked in water and then air dried or spritzed with alcohol and shaped by hand. you would first convert 5 lbs to 80 oz ( 5lbs x 16oz = 80 oz) and then multiply 80 oz by . Melt Solid Oils To melt solid oil for pouring.of possible fragrances and are usually much less expensive than pure essential oils.6 oz.6 oz x 30 = 48 ml or 48 cc. 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. Generally 1 cup water is used per 1-2 teaspoons of herb. Our toiletry oils on the other hand are made in a cosmetic grade base that will not burn well in candles. Store in a glass jar but preserve with alcohol if you intend to keep it for more than 3 days. please feel free to request it. Use at recommended rate of 2-5%. To plump them. For example if you are making a 5 lb batch of cream and need to add 2% of an essential oil.com Page 184 From Nature With Love . If the resulting number is very small or difficult to measure. In order to avoid this. Reshape Flattened Loofah Our loofahs come flattened to save on shipping costs. Making An Infusion Making an infusion simply means making a “tea”. They are generally used at 2-5% in formulations and can be used as perfume oils when diluted in a vegetable oil or jojoba. Cool and strain. Let it steep for at least 15 minutes. 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. place the container in a hot water bath for 20 minutes. So 1.02 (2%) which gives you 1. http://www. You can find ml/cc syringes at any pharmacy. Figure a Percentage (i.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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