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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

.................................................................................................................................................... 117 Herbal Clay and Oat Mask ................................................ 124 Peppermint Exfoliating Foot Soap .............................................. 125 Vanilla Honey Oatmeal ............. 137 Potpourri ........................................................................................................................................................................ 127 Oil Blend: Light Face ......................................................................................................................... 127 Oil Blend: Hair .............................. 123 MP Base Geode ................................................................................ 135 Denise’s Night Out ...................................... 129 Oil Blend: Sun Care .......................................................................................................................... 125 Oil Blends ................................................................................................................................................................. 121 French Citrus Bar ................................................................................................................................................................................................ 136 Men’s After Shave Gel ...................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 120 Coffee and Cream Soap................................. 139 Basic Potpourri ......................................... 140 From Nature With Love Page 7 http://www................com .................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 131 PMS Oil Blend ...................................................................................... 127 Oil Blend: Light ........................................ 120 Citrus Blast M&P Shampoo Bar .......... 128 Oil Blend: Rich..................................................................................................................................................................................................................................FromNatureWithLove....... 134 Citrus Zinger Cologne ........................................ 134 Aftershave ........................................................................................................... 128 Oil Blend: Rich But Penetrating ......................... 136 Mood Scents: Happiness ................................................................................................................... 122 Milk & Honey Butter Bars ............................................................ 131 Darlene’s Ointment #1 ...........................................Beauty’s Secret ....................................... 129 Ointments.... 131 Calendula & Plantain Ointment ................... 127 Oil Blend: Eczema .......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 117 Body Clay ............ 121 Earth Tones .................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 122 Milk and Honey Melt & Pour Soap ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 135 Lilac Solid Perfume ........................ 139 Citrus Potpourri...................... 120 Cucumber Ivy Swirl Mint Soap .................. 137 Mood Scents: Serenity ...................................................... 118 Melt and Pour .......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... irritated skin) ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 135 Hydrating Perfumed Body Spray .......................... 128 Oil Blend: Rich Butter ..................... 129 Oil Blend: Soothing (for inflamed........ 132 Perfumes & Colognes ......... 134 Alluring 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........................ 152 Summer Salt Scrub .... 160 Minty Toes Foot Spray ............................................. 148 Cleansing Aromatic Salt Glow ...................................................................................................................... 161 Moisturizing Hand Treatment Oil ....................................................................................... 140 141 141 142 142 143 143 144 144 Scrubs ........................ Nostalgia Potpourri ........................................................ Sunflower ............................................................................................. Heather Potpourri .............................................................................................................................................................................................. 146 Body Scrub .............................................................................................................. 155 Anointing Oil ..................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 148 Brown Sugar Scrub .................. 151 Mint Salt Scrub ............................................. 159 Making a Tincture ................................................................................................................................................................. 160 Melon Blossom Foot Soak .............................. 158 Flea Powder .................... 146 Apricot Kernel Face and Body Scrub ...................................................................... 155 Air Freshner Gel ........................................................................................................................................................................FromNatureWithLove........................................................................................................................................com Page 8 From Nature With Love ..................................................................................................................................................................... 159 Glitter Gel for the Body ................................................................................................................................................... 147 Body Scrub Bliss .... 157 Crystal Gel Air Fresheners ...... 162 Shoe Powder .................................................................................................................................................................. 150 Lavender Rose Sugar Scrub .............................. 146 Almond-Oatmeal Body Scrub ........................................................................................................ 150 Happy Skin Scrub ............................................................................................ 157 Cool Foot Powder ............... Patchouli Potpourri ............. Mardi Gras ..................................................................................................... 161 Nail Oil ............................................................................................................................................................... Vanilla Bay ............... 152 Sugar & Spice Body Polish ................................................................................................................................ Romance ................................................................................ 156 Body Powder ........................................................................................................................... 159 Making a Tea ....................................................................................................... 147 Body/Facial Scrub ......................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 153 Miscellaneous .................................................... 151 Oatmeal Body Scrub ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 162 http://www.............................................................................................................................................. Plumerian Delight Potpourri .......................................................................................................... 149 Fruit n Honey Oatmeal Body Scrub ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 158 Gel Air Fresheners ..................................................................................................................................................................... 156 Botanical Oil Bottle ..................... 156 Celestial Dreams Pillow ..................... 149 Diane’s Body Polish ................................................................................................................................................. 160 Making an Infused Oil ..............................Fresh Pear........................................................................................................................................................................................... 155 5-Alive Air Freshner .......................................................... 158 Fragrance Spray ...........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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

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

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FromNatureWithLove. 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.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 basic balm can be softened with more oil or hardened with more wax or butter. Remove from heat and add fragrance and colorant.com Page 12 From Nature With Love . http://www. Add mica if you are coloring the balm. Add essential oil or fragrance oil. This can be poured into lip balm containers or deodorant containers for use as lotion bars.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

put it someplace quiet and wrap to insulate.FromNatureWithLove.Bubble Gum Soap Smells so good you’ll want to eat it!!! Ingredients: 8 oz soft water 3 oz lye 7 oz crisco. From Nature With Love Page 29 http://www. When it gets to 80 degrees it’s ready to unmold.4 ounces Neem Oil 23.4 ounces olive Oil 16. Melt and cool to 100 degrees.equal parts Citronella Java. Add the essential oils and stir well. NY A soap that soothes skin problems and keeps the bugs at bay. unmold and cut as desired.4 ounces Shea Butter 6. Pour into mold.2 ounces coconut oil 22.6 ounces Sodium Hydroxide 14 teaspoons essential oil. Geranium and Rosemary essential oils. Blend the lye mixture and oils together slowly and stir till it traces. cut and let rest for 2 weeks to cure. Blend oils together over a double boiler all except the essential/fragrance oil. Ingredients: 19. Remove from heat to cool. Allow soap to cure for at least three weeks before using.0 ounces palm Oil 6.0 ounces water 9. Add the mica mixed with the fragrance oil so there are no clumps of mica. Let cool to 100 degrees. Combine oils and Shea butter in large soap pot and warm over low until various components have melted.com . Pour in mold and wrap in blanket to keep temp at an even 100 degrees then insert thermometer to keep track. Combine in large pot and stir briskly until soap traces. Camper’s Delight with Neem Oil Submitted by Susan of N Syracuse. 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. Instructions: Dissolve lye in water. Eucalyptus Citriodora. allow to cool. When both mixtures reach 95’F it’s time to make soap. After 24 hours.

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

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

Neroli FO 1/2 C.8oz Cocoa Butter 1-1/2 tsp.English Countryside Soap Submitted by Michele of Jenison. MI A heady yet invigorating scent Ingredients: 24oz Water 9oz Lye 20oz Coconut Oil 17.8oz Shea Butter . Spearmint EO 1-1/2 tsp.1oz Aloe Oil 5.110* Melt solid oils.1oz Sweet Almond Oil . Clovebud EO 1-1/2 tsp.com Page 32 From Nature With Love . Stir a couple minutes(or until trace if stirring completely by hand). Calendula Petals @ Trace Instructions: Blend EO’s and FO (preferably 24 hours in advance) and cover. Add lye to water and let cool to 90* . http://www.110*.5oz Palm Oil 4.FromNatureWithLove.3oz Castor Oil 11. Stick blend to trace. stirring constantly. stir in liquid oils and bring to 90* . Pour into mold.4oz Canola Oil 4. Add EO’s and Calendula Petals. Drizzle lye solution into the oils.

6 ounces Flax Seed oil 22. NY An ultra creamy bath bar with skin pampering Flax oil Ingredients: 19.4 ounces Olive Oil 12. Warm oils in large non-reactive pot. Allow to sit undisturbed in warm area for 24 hours. This recipe makes 4lbs of soap.8 ounces Palm Oil 9.until solids are melted.com .6 ounces Sodium Hydroxide 23 ounces water 10 tsp essential oil Instructions: Dissolve Sodium Hydroxide in water and allow to cool in safe place. dry area for at least 3 weeks. Pour in large mold. Cut into bars place in cool.Flax Oil Soap Submitted by Susan of N Syracuse. turn bars over every few days for even drying.FromNatureWithLove.2 ounces Coconut oil 9. I use a 13" square wooden wine box with a lid. Stir to trace. From Nature With Love Page 33 http://www. I cut it into 24 bars. Stir in essential oil. When both mixtures have cooled to 95’carefully combine in large pot.

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

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

4 oz Palm Oil 2.com Page 36 From Nature With Love . Allow 1 to 2 days to set-up. Pour into prepared molds.5 and 9.4 oz NaOH/Lye 5. CA Inexpensive oils can make a luxurious bar of soap Ingredients: Oils: 2. Add the lye slowly and stir constantly. heat gently.4 oz Olive Oil 2.4 oz Grapeseed Oil 2. never let a bunch of granules become caked on the bottom of the container. Remove from mold and cut into bars.4 oz Sunflower Oil Lye/Water: 2. Once the temperature has cooled to 100-125 degrees. Add fragrance. http://www. Stir until tracing occurs.0 oz Coconut Oil 3. Combine the lye and the water.7 oz Water Instructions: Combine oils. Allow to cure. Once the fats and oils are melted and the temperature is 100-125 degrees. Combine the melted oils and lye solution together.4 oz Sweet Almond Oil 4. the oils are ready.Good Bar Submitted by Brian of Fairfield.0.FromNatureWithLove. When the bars are cured. the pH reading should be between 7. the lye solution is ready. Temporarily set oils aside.

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

6 oz Coconut oil 2. Set aside to cool (c. 100-F). 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. Add scent just before pouring into mold. Soap should slip out easily. Pour lye/water mixture in slow steady stream into the oils. To help container keep its firm shape. allowing for possibly one more use of the mold (otherwise just peel it off).com Page 38 From Nature With Love . A good mold for this batch is an empty “Parmalat” milk container. stir until clear. Container should hold most or all of the 2lbs of soap.4 fl oz Water SCENT: 1.Lemon Olive Complexion Bar Submitted by Stephanie of Princeton.5 oz. palm-sized rectagular shapes once cut. Don’t cut off the top.FromNatureWithLove. great for difficult skin conditions. reinforce sides and bottom of box with packing tape.6 oz Sweet almond oil 2.3 oz NaOH/Lye 11. Will yield nice. cool (c.4 oz Olive oil LYE/LIQUID: 4. NJ Nourishing & moisturizing. Stir to trace.6 oz Castor oil 2. Ingredients: OILS: 2. but have an extra individual mold or two around to catch any extra soap. http://www. Use stick blender intermittently with spoon (no more than 1 minute at a time for blender). Tea Tree Oil for treating acne) Instructions: Pour lye into water.6 oz Grapeseed oil 21.4 oz Lemongrass EO (can add another 0.

3 ounces lye 34.0 oz neem oil 24.and 2 ounces of emu oil.2 oz palm oil 1.0 oz emu oil 1.0 oz olive oil 19.9 oz sweet almond oil 19. RI A luxury body bar Ingredients: 14.0 oz sal butter recipe was superfatted with: 3 ounces of mango butter.com . 1.9 oz jojoba oil 1. 2 ounces of jojoba oil.FromNatureWithLove.2 oz tallow (beef) 1.0 oz coconut oil 1.5 ounces water 2 tsp hydrolized silk amino acids added to water & lye mixture. From Nature With Love Page 39 http://www.9 oz mango Butter 1.Luxury Bar Submitted by Kia of Provodence.0 oz castor oil 24. Instructions: Follow basic instructions for cold processed soaps.

Heat oils until they reach 100-110 degrees F.com Page 40 From Nature With Love . Stir in the milk. oilive oil.5oz Almond fragrance oil 0. place mixture in microwave for one minute and 15 seconds.Megan’s Sweet Honey Almond Soap Submitted by Megan of Indianapolis. Cover mold.2oz Olive Oil 19. Pour in mold.5oz Honey fragrance oil Instructions: Mix water. IN Family favorite! Sweet smelling soap with great lather (does not use Palm oil) Ingredients: 1oz Cocoa Butter 8.6oz Coconut Oil 3. The longer cure time. (I use a plastic rubbermail drawer organizer. Add essential oil. add coloring (I like the beeswax color naturally produced. Stir and pour into mold. Slowly stir together oils and lye mixture. NY A great 1lb batch to experiment with Ingredients: 1 cup vegetable shortening 1/2 cup melted coconut oil 1/2 cup palm oil 1 cup milk.powdered milk. Leave in mold for two days.6oz Water 1 tsp Salt 0. the harder (longer lasting) your bar of soap will be! Milk Based Soap Submitted by Donna of Greenwich.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. Mix soybean oil.cream. Stir! (If unable to reach trace. coconut oil.2oz Soybean Oil 4. This recipe usually traces within 20 min. http://www. and lye. release from mold and cut soap into slices (if applicapable). and beeswax. Let soap cure for at least 4-6 weeks. Stir and stir and stir! Add almond and honey fragrance oils. Let cool. Remove from mold and allow to age for 3 weeks).) Once you reach light trace.FromNatureWithLove. In two days. salt. so I don’t color this particular batch).8oz Lye 9. Wait until lye mixture cools to 90-95degrees F.

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

http://www. Ingredients: BUTTERS/OIL: 4.com Page 42 From Nature With Love . ~ Pour lye/liquid solution into melted oils in thin steady stream. Should trace quite quickly.7 oz Buttermilk (goat’s or whole milk) powder in water SUPERFAT 0. depending on the molds used. ~ Pour raw soap into your prepared molds. Stir until trace. but for no more than one minute at a time — then go back to spoon.2 oz Shea Butter LYE/LIQUID 2. ~ Combine oils and melt. Allow to cool (100° F to 125° F).2 oz Nutmeg Butter (1%) SCENT: Nutmeg EO Vanilla EO Instructions: This makes a few.0 oz Cocoa Butter 1. Use a decorative but sturdy set of molds to ladel in the raw soap. medium sized elegant gift bars. Set aside and to cool (100° F to 125° F). ~ Combine lye and liquid.0 oz Mango Butter 3.4 oz Lye (NaOH) 5.6 oz Coconut Oil 4. ~ After 48 hours. the soap can be turned out of the mold.FromNatureWithLove.2 oz Sal Butter 3. NJ Exceptionally elegant gift soap.Nutmeg Butter Soap Submitted by Stephanie of Princeton. Place the bars on something that will allow air to circulate all around (or flip bars every few days). Can use stick blender intermittently. butter sampler sets to use. Great way to put the FNWL 4 oz. stir well. Allow to cure for 3 weeks. Don’t over-stir beyond trace.

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

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

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

.2 oz.com Page 50 From Nature With Love . . Dried Herbs: 1 oz total: Rose Powder. Essential Oil: Lavender.6 oz Olive Oil 8.4 oz total of Essential/Fragrance Oil Essential Oil: Roman Chamomile. FL Designed specifically to be healthy for maturing skin Ingredients: Oils 1. I usually make this recipe in a PVC tube mold http://www. 1 oz.Youthful Complexion Submitted by Kim of Winter Haven.0 oz Palm Kernel Oil 12. Chamomile powder and Calendula powder Instructions: Make soap according to basic soaping instructions.5 oz Sodium Hydroxide (NaOH/Lye) 11.6 oz Cocoa Butter 9. Add the dried herbs just before pouring into molds. The EO’s are expensive but more than worth it. Essential Oil: Rose Bulgarian.6 oz Sweet Almond Oil 0.2 oz Shortening (veg) 4.5 oz Water Additives 1.2 oz.FromNatureWithLove.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

fluoride. add the grapeseed oil.com . carbonates. Happy Soaking! From Nature With Love Page 73 http://www. ground 2 cups dead sea clay 4 cups dead sea salt (medium grain or 6 cups coarse) 1 cup mixed herbs if desired. marine derivatives. salt scrubs etc. wash the leaf. soaps. dried it completely with a paper towel and then place it in the bottle.Thalasso Therapy “Thalasso” comes from the Greek word that means ocean and the word “therapy” from the Greek word “therapeia” for care. minerals. chloride. The bath should draw out the toxins while the skin absorbs the nutrients. The temperature of the bath should be around 100 F for maximum vasodilatation and exchange of toxins/nutrients. seaweed. Instructions: Place optional dried lemon verbena leaf in bottle. Pour out 3 cups in a hot bath and soak for 20 minutes. magnesium. sulfur. Also use powdered sea vegetables in facial packs. After a thalassotherapy bath. namely sodium. Thalssotherapy involves using a therapeutic combination of fresh seawater. Truly Distinctive Bath Oil Submitted by Vicki of Brewster. If you are generous with the Vitamin E. you will feel rejuvenated and relaxed. Thalassotherapy bath mix recipe: 1 cup powdered dulse 1 cup powdered bladderwrack 1 cup powdered Norwegian Kelp 1 cup nori. vitamins.FromNatureWithLove. and Lemon Verbena A dried lemon verbena leaf A few drops Vit E oil This recipe can easily by increased to fill larger bottles. and heat to induce an exchange of minerals and toxins between our body and the water. Mix ingredients well and store in a glass jar. 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. phosphates. potassium. the fragrances. Seaweed is a concentrated source of seawater nutrients. Bergamot. and finally the Vitamin E oil. If you have a fresh lemon verbena plant at home. Grapefruit (or Sweet Grapefruit). hair wraps. it should last quite a long time. amino acids and trace elements from the bath. iodine.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2 oz. Coconut Oil (20%) 9 oz. Cover and cook until done. 5.2 oz. Add lye/water to crock oils while stirring gently.4 oz. From Nature With Love Page 99 http://www. Sweet Almond Oil (2%) 23 oz. 7. Add to pre-warmed crock. Emu Oil (12%) 3.6 oz. Bring to trace alternating between whisk and stick blender.Emu Oil Soap Submitted by Kathy of Fort Lee. 4.14 oz.FromNatureWithLove. 3. Lye (6% excess fat) Fragrance and color optional Instructions: OBSERVE ALL STANDARD SAFETY PROCEDURES. Cocoa Butter (4%) 2.Stefanie’s Favorite . 6. Distilled Water 8. Jojoba (2%) 1. Unmold and cut when cool. Avocado Oil (5%) 2. Castor Oil (6%) 3 oz. 1. Palm Oil (15%) 7. 2.com .8 oz. Mix and set aside. Olive Oil (28%) 12 oz.2 oz.4 oz. NJ Ingredients: 16. Weigh and add liquid oils to crock. Weigh and melt hard oils in microwave. Weigh lye and water. Shea Butter (4%) 1. Glop into mold.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

TN Moisturizing Suntan Lotion Ingredients: Coconut Oil 2 oz Glycerin 4. cocoa butter and wax in double boiler over medium heat. Put in containers.com .FromNatureWithLove. From Nature With Love Page 111 http://www. Cool slightly and add GSE. Add fragrance if desired. Add citric acid. With stick blender in motion slowly add water until well blended. Remove from heat and place in large mixing bowl.Camelot’s Suntan Lotion Submitted by Glenda of Milan. Add glycerin and vitamin E.5 oz Emulifying Wax 3 oz Water 38 oz (room temp) Sesame Oil 12 oz Cocoa Butter 2.5 oz Citric Acid 1 tsp GSE 2 oz Vitamin E 5 capsules Instructions: Melt oils.

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

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

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

30 oz. The coconut fragrance oil balances the essential oil blend and tones it down yet still giving the Patchouli the middle note while also toning down the coconut fragrance and leaving it as the base note. Rosewood Essential Oil 0.00 oz. Vegetable Glycerin 2. Tea Tree Oil 2.50 oz. Rose Water or Floral Water of your choice 32.FromNatureWithLove.00 oz.50 oz. From Nature With Love Page 115 http://www.50 oz. (I use a double boiler so you can’t burn it or boil it). and waxes on low until everything has melted.00 oz. Heat the aloe water and rose water mixture to about 140 degrees as well. or sensitive irritated skin.Rich Creamy Butter Lotion Submitted by Staci of Cocoa Beach.70 oz. Hemp Oil 4. itchy. Instructions: Heat the oils. Aloe Vera Gel or distilled water Great Patchouli Scent Blend: 1. Coconut Fragrance Oil I chose these essential oils for their specific medicinal purposes that are great for the skin.50 oz. great for dry.50 oz.com . this will prevent any seperation of the oils and water. you want to keep blending until mixture is about body temp (around 97 to 98 degrees).50 oz.30 oz. Patchouli Essential Oil 0.50 oz. Pour into jars or pump lotion bottles and continue to shake periodically until the mixture becomes creamy and thick. can also be used as a hand cream when made w/ less water or more stearic acid.30 oz.00 oz. Calendula Oil 2. then add EO’s & FO’s and GSE and blend some more at a higher speed. Mango Butter 1. Stearic Acid (may add less for thinner lotion) 3.0 oz. Shea Butter 2.30 oz. Sweet Almond Oil 2. butters. Lavender Essential Oil 0.50 oz. Emu Oil 2. FL Thick creamy lotion. Grape Seed Extract (GSE) as a natural preservative 3. then cool to about 140 degrees. also great for reducing stretch marks when made w/ EMU Oil Ingredients: 2. Emulsifying Wax (way cool product that binds water to oil and keeps it from seperating!) 0. Vitamin E 1000 IU 2. Put the oils into a large mixing bowl and start mixing on slow while slowly adding the water mixture until all water is added.

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

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

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

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

The clay and citus powders draw off the oils in your face. citrus powders and the jojoba oil and stir thoroughly. Makes about 2-3 bars. Add the milk. Add the clay.com Page 122 From Nature With Love . honey. Add essential oils and stir again. Pour into molds and unmold when hard. If you have only slightly oily skin. Milk & Honey Butter Bars Submitted by Shannon of Crab Orchard. WV Ingredients: 1 lb opaque melt & pour base 1/2 cup whole or goats milk 1 Tbsp honey 20 drops Vitamin E 250IU 1 Tbsp melted beeswax 1 tsp vanilla fragrance oil 1 tsp or your favorite oil Instructions: Melt beeswax and MP base over a double boiler.FromNatureWithLove.French Citrus Bar Submitted by Gail of Loxahatchee. and extra oil and stir. http://www. the essential oils are antibacterial. vitamin E. 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. you may want to use a light moisturizer afterwards. Remove from heat and cool slightly before adding the vanilla fragrance oil.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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From Nature With Love Page 165 http://www.205 pounds 1 kilogram = 35 oz.Useful Conversions Approximate Equivalents 1 oz = 2 tablespoons or 6 teaspoons or 30 ml/cc or 28.4 fluid oz.) = 3.5 ounces 500 grams = 1.95 liter 4 quarts (1 gal.06 quarts 1 liter = .8 liters Metric to U.26 gallon Weight 1 gram = .2 cups 1 liter = 2.1 pints 1 liter = 1.035 ounce 100 grams = 3. 1 liter = 4.FromNatureWithLove. 700 drops 1/2 oz = 1 tablespoon or 3 teaspoons or 15ml/cc 14. 1 militers = 1/5 teaspoon 5 ml = 1 teaspoon 15 ml = 1 tablespoon 34 ml = 1 fluid oz. 240 ml = 1 cup 1 liter = 34 fluid oz.com .35 grams or approx.S.18 grams or approx.S. 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) = . 100 ml = 3. 350 drops 1 teaspoon is about 5 ml/cc 1 gallon of most oils is approximately 7.775 lbs U.10 pounds 1 kilogram = 2.

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

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

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

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

• Inhalation . • Douche .3-5 drops per quart of warm water. Caution: never do an inhalation during an asthma attack or with epileptic people..Various Methods of Application • Massage/Body Oil .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. http://www. people with health concerns and children.FromNatureWithLove.20 drops per 4 ounces of water in a spray bottle. 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. • Hand/Foot Bath .g. • Room Spray . This is a good way to treat fungal problems of the foot. Use 3-4 drops in a little 1 quart tub of warm water and soak for 10 minutes. • Tub Bath .5 drops per cup of warm or cold water. Cover your head with a towel and inhale the vapours. Caution: Choose non-irritant oils only (e.com Page 170 From Nature With Love .5-10 drops per sitz bath • Fragrant Body Water .3-8 drops in a bowl of hot water will help relieve congestion.5-10 drops per 4 ouces of water in a spray bottle.3-15 drops diluted in a carrier depending on the oil. Adjust amounts for baby baths and use only the safe oils. pillow or cotton ball in a zip lock baggie. coughing and chest infections. lavender or tea tree). • Compress . • Sitz Bath .

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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