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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Heat the cocoa butter. melt the beeswax and add the almond oil. Keep refridgerated. or when ever needed.FromNatureWithLove. Stirring constantly. MD Ingredients: 1/2 ounce Cocoa Butter 1/2 ounce Lanolin 2 1/2 ounces Apricot Kernel Oil 3/4 ounce Strawberry juice 3 drops of Benzoin Instructions: Thoroughly wash and drain several large. This was taken from Janet Reno. stirring the mixture until all ingredients are well blended. 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. Mash and strain the juice through a colander or sieve(if you have a fruit/vegetable juicer. Pour into bottle or jar and seal. Stir in fragrance oil. http://www. fresh strawberries. Remove from heat. Apply each night. Slowly pour the heated water/borax mixture into the oil/beeswax misture. Put into sterilized jars. lanolin. Continue stirring until the mix forms a thick. In a seperate saucepan. and liquid lanolin. coconut oil. MN Deep moisturizing lotion for dry skin Ingredients: 1/2 C distilled water or hydrosol 1/8 tsp borax powder 1/3 C almond oil or other vegetable oil 1 Tbsp beeswax.Peach & Berry Gardener’s Hand Cream Submitted by Christina of Grand Marais. white cream and has cooled to room temperature. Beat briskly until fluffy(an egg whisk or electric mixer will do). not to a boil). this will be easier). Remove from heat. Strawberry Cream Submitted by Robert of Hyattsville. and add strawberry juice very quickly. and almond oil in a double boiler(do this slowly.com Page 18 From Nature With Love .

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

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

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

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

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If you accidently get lye on your skin.the type used for candy making will work best (220 degrees F) Goggles and rubber gloves Safety First Lye is a caustic substance! If you will be keeping your lye in the house or in other accessible areas. Put on protective eyewear and gloves From Nature With Love Page 25 http://www. Children and pets should not be allowed in teh work area until all the equipment has been cleaned and put away.) Never reuse lye containers for other purposes. always add the lye to the water and not the other way around. Replace cardboard molds when warped to avoid unshapely bars. Two thermometers for checking the temperatures of the oils and the lye solution . Have adequate space to work on. Another large heat resistant container or pot (stainless steel. Use your imagination and be on the look out for containers that will make nice molds. (Lye will feel slippery on skin. glass or heat resistant (212 degrees F) plastic. Although soap can be made anywhere. it is easiest if you have quick access to a stove and sink. Wear protective goggles and rubber gloves when working. make sure to store it in a proper child proof container and educate all members of the family about the nature of lye. Be careful not to inhale the dust when pouring the lye and work in a well ventilated area. Wax paper or a plastic bag to line the molds with to prevent leaks and deterioration of the mold itself. Use the exhaust hood when mixing lye or mix outside.FromNatureWithLove. making the kitchen the ideal work area. Do not place pots/bowls near the edge of the counter. Keep it away from areas where pets and young children have access.can be anything from a Rubbermaid(tm) type container to a wooden tray or even a heavy duty cardboard box.com . Do not leave the area unattended. This container must be made of stainless steel. Wear long sleeves and close fitting clothing. flush the area with ordinary vinegar and wash well with soap and water. enamel or plastic will work) for mixing the soap A large saucepan for heating up the oils Heavy duty rubber spatulas or wooden spoons for mixing A good quality scale for measuring ingredients (it’s nice to have one in ounces and anotehr in grams if possible) A soap mold . When mixing lye with water.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. It is adviseable to use something flexible so that the soap will come out easily with a little twist. It must not be made of aluminum or tin.

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

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

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

Allow soap to cure for at least three weeks before using. 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.equal parts Citronella Java.2 ounces coconut oil 22. Combine in large pot and stir briskly until soap traces. Let cool to 100 degrees. allow to cool.6 ounces Sodium Hydroxide 14 teaspoons essential oil. NY A soap that soothes skin problems and keeps the bugs at bay. Eucalyptus Citriodora.0 ounces palm Oil 6. When both mixtures reach 95’F it’s time to make soap. Pour in mold and wrap in blanket to keep temp at an even 100 degrees then insert thermometer to keep track.com . Ingredients: 19. Remove from heat to cool. unmold and cut as desired. Add the mica mixed with the fragrance oil so there are no clumps of mica. After 24 hours. Melt and cool to 100 degrees. Add the essential oils and stir well. Instructions: Dissolve lye in water. put it someplace quiet and wrap to insulate. Pour into mold. From Nature With Love Page 29 http://www. Combine oils and Shea butter in large soap pot and warm over low until various components have melted. Blend oils together over a double boiler all except the essential/fragrance oil.FromNatureWithLove. Camper’s Delight with Neem Oil Submitted by Susan of N Syracuse.4 ounces Neem Oil 23.0 ounces water 9. cut and let rest for 2 weeks to cure. Geranium and Rosemary essential oils. When it gets to 80 degrees it’s ready to unmold. Blend the lye mixture and oils together slowly and stir till it traces.Bubble Gum Soap Smells so good you’ll want to eat it!!! Ingredients: 8 oz soft water 3 oz lye 7 oz crisco.4 ounces olive Oil 16.4 ounces Shea Butter 6.

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

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

Stir a couple minutes(or until trace if stirring completely by hand). Stick blend to trace. MI A heady yet invigorating scent Ingredients: 24oz Water 9oz Lye 20oz Coconut Oil 17.8oz Shea Butter .FromNatureWithLove. Spearmint EO 1-1/2 tsp. Add lye to water and let cool to 90* .English Countryside Soap Submitted by Michele of Jenison.com Page 32 From Nature With Love . Calendula Petals @ Trace Instructions: Blend EO’s and FO (preferably 24 hours in advance) and cover.3oz Castor Oil 11. stir in liquid oils and bring to 90* .5oz Palm Oil 4.8oz Cocoa Butter 1-1/2 tsp.110*. Pour into mold. Clovebud EO 1-1/2 tsp. Add EO’s and Calendula Petals. stirring constantly.1oz Sweet Almond Oil .4oz Canola Oil 4. Drizzle lye solution into the oils. Neroli FO 1/2 C. http://www.1oz Aloe Oil 5.110* Melt solid oils.

NY An ultra creamy bath bar with skin pampering Flax oil Ingredients: 19. Stir in essential oil.6 ounces Sodium Hydroxide 23 ounces water 10 tsp essential oil Instructions: Dissolve Sodium Hydroxide in water and allow to cool in safe place.com . I use a 13" square wooden wine box with a lid. From Nature With Love Page 33 http://www. Pour in large mold.until solids are melted.6 ounces Flax Seed oil 22.Flax Oil Soap Submitted by Susan of N Syracuse.4 ounces Olive Oil 12. I cut it into 24 bars. Warm oils in large non-reactive pot. When both mixtures have cooled to 95’carefully combine in large pot.FromNatureWithLove. Cut into bars place in cool. turn bars over every few days for even drying. Allow to sit undisturbed in warm area for 24 hours.8 ounces Palm Oil 9.2 ounces Coconut oil 9. dry area for at least 3 weeks. This recipe makes 4lbs of soap. Stir to trace.

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

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

http://www.0 oz Coconut Oil 3. Combine the melted oils and lye solution together.4 oz Olive Oil 2. Stir until tracing occurs.5 and 9.7 oz Water Instructions: Combine oils. Allow to cure. Pour into prepared molds. Combine the lye and the water.4 oz Sweet Almond Oil 4. heat gently. never let a bunch of granules become caked on the bottom of the container.4 oz Grapeseed Oil 2.4 oz Sunflower Oil Lye/Water: 2. Add fragrance.Good Bar Submitted by Brian of Fairfield. the oils are ready.0. the pH reading should be between 7. the lye solution is ready.4 oz Palm Oil 2. Allow 1 to 2 days to set-up. Temporarily set oils aside.com Page 36 From Nature With Love . Once the temperature has cooled to 100-125 degrees.4 oz NaOH/Lye 5. When the bars are cured.FromNatureWithLove. Remove from mold and cut into bars. Once the fats and oils are melted and the temperature is 100-125 degrees. CA Inexpensive oils can make a luxurious bar of soap Ingredients: Oils: 2. Add the lye slowly and stir constantly.

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

great for difficult skin conditions.6 oz Grapeseed oil 21. Container should hold most or all of the 2lbs of soap.4 oz Olive oil LYE/LIQUID: 4. reinforce sides and bottom of box with packing tape. http://www.5 oz. Tea Tree Oil for treating acne) Instructions: Pour lye into water.4 oz Lemongrass EO (can add another 0. but have an extra individual mold or two around to catch any extra soap. Don’t cut off the top.6 oz Coconut oil 2.6 oz Sweet almond oil 2. stir until clear.Lemon Olive Complexion Bar Submitted by Stephanie of Princeton. Will yield nice. Stir to trace. just slice it open so that you can refold it closed to help keep batch warm for first 48 hours. Use stick blender intermittently with spoon (no more than 1 minute at a time for blender). NJ Nourishing & moisturizing. To help container keep its firm shape. cool (c.6 oz Castor oil 2. allowing for possibly one more use of the mold (otherwise just peel it off). palm-sized rectagular shapes once cut. Add scent just before pouring into mold.FromNatureWithLove.4 fl oz Water SCENT: 1.com Page 38 From Nature With Love . Ingredients: OILS: 2. Set aside to cool (c. 100-F) Heat/melt all oils. 100-F). A good mold for this batch is an empty “Parmalat” milk container.3 oz NaOH/Lye 11. Pour lye/water mixture in slow steady stream into the oils. Soap should slip out easily.

com .2 oz palm oil 1.FromNatureWithLove. 2 ounces of jojoba oil.0 oz emu oil 1.9 oz jojoba oil 1.9 oz sweet almond oil 19.0 oz neem oil 24. 1.3 ounces lye 34.Luxury Bar Submitted by Kia of Provodence.0 oz sal butter recipe was superfatted with: 3 ounces of mango butter.9 oz mango Butter 1.0 oz coconut oil 1.and 2 ounces of emu oil. RI A luxury body bar Ingredients: 14.2 oz tallow (beef) 1.5 ounces water 2 tsp hydrolized silk amino acids added to water & lye mixture. From Nature With Love Page 39 http://www.0 oz castor oil 24. Instructions: Follow basic instructions for cold processed soaps.0 oz olive oil 19.

FromNatureWithLove. Heat oils until they reach 100-110 degrees F. Let cool. Add essential oil.powdered milk. Stir and stir and stir! Add almond and honey fragrance oils. salt. the harder (longer lasting) your bar of soap will be! Milk Based Soap Submitted by Donna of Greenwich. (I use a plastic rubbermail drawer organizer. In two days. Cover mold.cream.Megan’s Sweet Honey Almond Soap Submitted by Megan of Indianapolis.5oz Almond fragrance oil 0. Slowly stir together oils and lye mixture. This recipe usually traces within 20 min. release from mold and cut soap into slices (if applicapable). Stir in the milk. 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.6oz Coconut Oil 3. Leave in mold for two days.2oz Soybean Oil 4. The longer cure time. oilive oil.2oz Olive Oil 19. add coloring (I like the beeswax color naturally produced. Remove from mold and allow to age for 3 weeks). Stir! (If unable to reach trace. so I don’t color this particular batch). place mixture in microwave for one minute and 15 seconds. Wait until lye mixture cools to 90-95degrees F.8oz Lye 9.) Once you reach light trace. coconut oil. IN Family favorite! Sweet smelling soap with great lather (does not use Palm oil) Ingredients: 1oz Cocoa Butter 8.com Page 40 From Nature With Love . Pour in mold.anything you’d like 1/4 cup Red Devil lye granules 1/4 cup water 1 1/2 teaspoons essential oil Instructions: Follow basic cold process soapmaking procedures and combine lye solution & oils at 110 to 120 degrees. http://www. and lye. Stir and pour into mold. and beeswax. Let soap cure for at least 4-6 weeks.5oz Honey fragrance oil Instructions: Mix water. Mix soybean oil.6oz Water 1 tsp Salt 0.

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. but cures out to be a very pleasant.Neem Oil Soap Submitted by Kathleen of Burlington. (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. cool to 100 degrees. Add herbs and clay mixed with the two oz of sesame oil and blend well. add to warmed oils. This recipe will make one dozen 5 oz (plus) bars. fresh smelling bar. 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. (see info on the benefits of Neem. This has a powerful odor while making. then stir in essential oils.FromNatureWithLove.com .

2 oz Nutmeg Butter (1%) SCENT: Nutmeg EO Vanilla EO Instructions: This makes a few. Use a decorative but sturdy set of molds to ladel in the raw soap. depending on the molds used. but for no more than one minute at a time — then go back to spoon. ~ After 48 hours. http://www.FromNatureWithLove.Nutmeg Butter Soap Submitted by Stephanie of Princeton.2 oz Shea Butter LYE/LIQUID 2.0 oz Mango Butter 3.2 oz Sal Butter 3. Allow to cure for 3 weeks. Can use stick blender intermittently. Stir until trace. ~ Pour lye/liquid solution into melted oils in thin steady stream. NJ Exceptionally elegant gift soap.7 oz Buttermilk (goat’s or whole milk) powder in water SUPERFAT 0. Should trace quite quickly. Ingredients: BUTTERS/OIL: 4. Set aside and to cool (100° F to 125° F). Great way to put the FNWL 4 oz. Place the bars on something that will allow air to circulate all around (or flip bars every few days). Don’t over-stir beyond trace. the soap can be turned out of the mold. butter sampler sets to use. ~ Combine lye and liquid.6 oz Coconut Oil 4.4 oz Lye (NaOH) 5. stir well.0 oz Cocoa Butter 1. medium sized elegant gift bars. Allow to cool (100° F to 125° F). ~ Combine oils and melt. ~ Pour raw soap into your prepared molds.com Page 42 From Nature With Love .

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

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

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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Set out to dry and cure for 4-6 weeks.Vitamin Soap Submitted by Kathryn of Verona. From Nature With Love Page 49 http://www. stir to combine and pour into molds. Melt fats and let cool to 80-90 degrees. Grade B or pomace (2 lbs less 1/2 cup) 1 oz (2 tbsp) Wheat Germ Oil 1 oz (2 tbsp) Carrot Seed Essential Oil 1 oz (2 tbsp) Carrot Root Oil 1 oz (2 tbsp) Vitamin E Oil 1/2 lb (8 oz) Sweet Almond Oil 1/2 lb (8 oz) Apricot Kernel Oil 1/2 lb (8 oz) Kukui Nut Oil 1/2 lb (8 oz) Jojoba Oil 4 oz Shea Butter 30g Grapefruit Seed Extract Nutrients: 2 oz (4 tbsp) Avocado Oil 2 oz (4 tbsp) Evening Primrose Oil.FromNatureWithLove. NJ This soap nourishes the skin in every way possible. cut and remove from mold. Cover with blankets and allow to sit for 24 to 48 hours until it stops generating heat. Ingredients (by weight): Lye Solution: 3 lbs (48 oz) distilled water 475g Sodium Hydroxide Fats: 2-1/2 lbs (40 oz) Coconut Oil 1-1/2 lbs (24 oz) Palm Oil 1-3/4 lbs (28 oz) Olive Oil. When hard (up to a week). Add nutrients and essential oils. Add lye to fats and stir briskly for up to one hour til it “traces”. 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.com .

.5 oz Sodium Hydroxide (NaOH/Lye) 11. Dried Herbs: 1 oz total: Rose Powder.6 oz Cocoa Butter 9. I usually make this recipe in a PVC tube mold http://www. FL Designed specifically to be healthy for maturing skin Ingredients: Oils 1.6 oz Olive Oil 8. Essential Oil: Lavender.com Page 50 From Nature With Love .Youthful Complexion Submitted by Kim of Winter Haven.4 oz total of Essential/Fragrance Oil Essential Oil: Roman Chamomile.6 oz Sweet Almond Oil 0. 1 oz.2 oz.0 oz Palm Kernel Oil 12.FromNatureWithLove. Essential Oil: Rose Bulgarian. Add the dried herbs just before pouring into molds.5 oz Water Additives 1. . The EO’s are expensive but more than worth it.2 oz Shortening (veg) 4. Chamomile powder and Calendula powder Instructions: Make soap according to basic soaping instructions.2 oz.

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

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

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

12 grams Jojoba oil. FL Full of moisture and soothing oils. 6 grams Vegetable Glycerin. *To revitalize dry cracked skin on heels of feet.com . ultra-pampers your hands and body! Ingredients: Olive oil. combine oils and beeswax to melt the coconut oil and the beeswax. 160 grams Grapeseed oil. Pour oil into a heatproof mixing bowl. 7 grams Instructions: Heat water.FromNatureWithLove. apply skin butter at night and cover feet in plastic wrap and socks. While slowly pouring water mixture into the oils. The mixture will start to thicken in a few minutes. Ultra Hand & Body Cream Submitted by Gail of Loxahatchee.Skin Butter Submitted by Stephanie of Nashville. Makes about 16 oz. From Nature With Love Page 55 http://www. 25 grams Wheat Germ oil. TN Thick moisturizer for dry skin Ingredients: 2 oz shea butter 1/2 oz jojoba oil 1/2 oz meadowfoam 1 oz olive or coconut oil a few drops of favorite essential or fragrance oil Instructions: Thoroughly mix all ingredients together for a thick creamy skin butter that will absorb well and moisturize even the driest skin. continue beating until firm and creamy. borax and glycerine in a saucepan until the borax is completely dissolved. Skin will be smooth and soft in the morning. beat thoroughly (you can use a blender stick [preferred] or an electric mixer). Store in plastic dome jars. 230 grams Borax. 5 grams Beeswax. 40 grams Distilled Water. 20 grams Coconut oil. In a separate saucepan. Bring each mixture to about 160 dregrees F and remove from stove.

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

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

Pour into a mold and proceed as you would with cold process soap. Combine lye and water and cool to 100 degrees. UT Ingredients: 194 g lye 19 oz water 8 oz sweet almond oil 7 oz jojoba 2 oz castor oil 4 oz shea butter 19 oz coconut oil 14 oz palm oil 1 oz vitamin E oil Instructions: Heat oils to 100 degrees.FromNatureWithLove. Combine oils and lye/ water mixing well. From Nature With Love Page 59 http://www.com . Baby Soap Submitted by Bonnie of Cedar City.Baby Bottom Oil Use this oil to soothe redness and chapped skin for baby’s bottom Ingredients: 4 oz Peach Kernel Oil 2 oz Calendula Oil 1 oz Jojoba 1 oz Emu or Camelina Oil 2 drops Lavender Essential oil (Optional) Instructions: Mix oils and store in a bottle. At trace add the vitamin E oil.

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

avocado oil 0. Pour into a 6 oz. calendula oil 0. Ingredients: 2. it will absorb in nicely. wheat germ oil 0. Diaper Ointment Ingredients: 16 oz Sweet Almond Oil 8 oz Shea Butter 8 oz Jojoba Oil 4.5 oz Beeswax 2 Drops Calendula Absolute Instructions: Mix oils.5 oz. vitamin E 250 IU 6 drops Roman chamomile essential oil Instructions: Mix all of the ingredients together. cobalt bottle.FromNatureWithLove. Use oil after baby’s bath. From Nature With Love Page 61 http://www.com .2 oz. MN 100% natural oil for baby. with healing & soothing properties.Calendula Baby Oil Submitted by Jena of Albert Lea. jojoba oil 0. and keep babies skin soft and healthy. Then add the Calendula and stir. Lavender and Chamomile essential oils (combined volume). butter and beeswax together in double boiler until wax and butter is melted.5 oz.5 oz.3 oz. pure olive oil 1. or for baby massage.0 oz. Pour into jars.5 oz Virgin Coconut Oil 4. Add 1% Tea Tree. Since it uses 100% natural oils.

vitamin E oil 1 1/2 tsp. dried chamomile 2 tbsp. dried calendula 1 tbsp. add slowly to the oil and herb mixture while whisking with a wisk or egg beater. Place a coffee filter inside a wire strainer. Add the other dry ingredients to the herbs and mix.Herbal Baby Balm A soothing balm for chapped or dry skin Ingredients: 1 cup calendula or camelina oil 3 tbsp.com Page 62 From Nature With Love . http://www. If you plan to store balm longer than 3 months. and pour the warm herb oil through the strainer into the bowl.10 drops of essential oil of mandarin or lavender Instructions: Add the essential oil to the powdered herbs and mix well. hold over glass bowl. add the powdered herbs and cook over medium heat for 30 minutes to 1 hour to allow the healing properties of the herbs to fully release in the oil. dried rose petals 1 tsp. Herbal Baby Powder Submitted by Kibby of Bronx. jojoba oil 4 drops lavender essential oil 8 tbsp. containers. Warm oil in top of a double boiler pot. beeswax Instructions: Grind the herbs into a powder using a clean coffee grinder or blender.FromNatureWithLove. Sift and transfer into powder sifters. dried lavender 1 tbsp. keep refrigerated. Add mica a little at a time until you get enough color. Place remaining oils in a glass 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 . Continue whisking until the mixture is thick and creamy. Store in 2-4 oz. Melt the beeswax in the top of a double boiler.

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

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

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

com . OR Sunflower seeds. WA A natural. Because the sunflower seeds are so fragrant. From Nature With Love Page 71 http://www. Add the other ingredients and mix thoroughly. I prefer to use dry fragrances but oils work well too.Relaxing Milk Bath Ingredients: 1/2 cup goats milk powder 1/2 cup buttermilk powder 1/4 cup powdered lavender buds 1/8 cup rose petal powder 1/2 cup colloidal oatmeal (fine) Instructions: Mix and use as desired in a hot tubful of water Shimmering Rose Dusting Powder Submitted by Kathleen of Burlington. Put into “shaker” containers and enjoy! Silk Soak Submitted by Annette of Eugene. almond and comfrey work well. Fragrance with oils or dry ingredients. This luxurious bath combines the skin soothing properties of oatmeal with softening milk and corn starch. oatmeal. earthy scents like nutmeg. 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.FromNatureWithLove. 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. The ground seeds release their natural oils when added to a hot bath.

Soothing Milk Bath . To USE: pour or scoop out desired amount (this depends on personal preference and the size of your tub).FromNatureWithLove. CA Ingredients: 1 cup powdered milk 2/3 cup fine sea salt 1 teaspoon coconut oil Desired fragrance Instructions: Mix all items in a medium mixing bowl. Then relax and enjoy! :) Soothing Milk Bath Softens bath water while adding fragrance and emoillent oil Ingredients: 1 Tbsp goatsmilk powder 2 Cups powdered milk 1 Cup cornstarch 1 Cup colloidal oatmeal fine 1 Cup Epsom salts 1-2 Tbsp dendritic salts (to hold fo/eo) 1 Tsp FO/EO 1 Tsp light fixed oil such as sunflower. Put under running water. add to bath under running water. Use all within 3 months. http://www. sweet almond or fractionated coconut oil Instructions: In a large bowl combine dendritic salt.com Page 72 From Nature With Love . FO/EO and fixed oil. Add other ingredients and mix well. swirling with your hand to mix. usually about 1/2 cup. Store in cool dry place.Jasmine’s Submitted by Jasmine of Corona. grapeseed.

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

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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. Shake before each Use. From Nature With Love Page 75 http://www. Anti-Wrinkle Clay Mask Submitted by Cindy of Allegan. This helped clear up black heads from our teenagers faces AND helped clear up an itchy rash from our 10 year olds face. Apply to face with cotton ball after cleansing. Leave on for 5 minutes & rinse off with warm water.FromNatureWithLove.For The Face Acne Toner Submitted by Andrea of Worcester. MA Works great for acne prone skin.com . Almond & Honey Face Scrub Ingredients: 1 T ground almonds 1 T colloidal oatmeal (coarse) 1 t honey 1 T buttermilk powder Water Instructions: Use enough water to make a thick paste and massage the face in circular strokes. Also helped clear up a facial rash! Ingredients: 4oz Witch Hazel 20 drops Lavender EO 10 drops Tea Tree EO Instructions: Mix ingredients well in bottle.

Apply to the face and allow it to dry. I mixed this in a 1/2 oz cobalt dropper bottle. Rinse with warm water. Balancing Moisturizer Submitted by Stephanie of Conway. Instructions: Combine ingredients and mix together. I added 5 drops of rosewood to the 1/2 oz of oils for its balancing properties. I’ve also used it as a body and hair oil. http://www. 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. For application.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. Use this facial once a week for acne prone. I use it as a luxury body and hair oil also. oily or blemished skin. AR This is a simple facial oil that works wonderfully on my combination skin.FromNatureWithLove.com Page 76 From Nature With Love . Ingredients: 1 part jojoba 1 part avocado oil 1 part peach kernel oil 3 parts rice bran oil Essential oil. but other EOs could be substituted.

You can also add citrus peel powders for astringency. Exfoliating Facial Cleanser Good for all skin types Ingredients: 3 oz.FromNatureWithLove. milk (removes dead skin cells and softens the skin). Clay Mask for Sensitive Skin Submitted by Cindy of Allegan. colloidal oatmeal for soothing the skin. Essential oils can be added and jojoba is a good additive to help balance dry spots. honey (acts as an anti bacterial). Cider vinegar 2 oz. Apply the mask to your skin and let it dry for 20 minutes. Instructions: * All skin types benefit from Geranium or Carrotseed Oil. Make a thick paste of the clay. & rosewater or other floral waters ( a nice substitute for plain water). Repeat weekly. Choose a wetting agent. you can also try wetting agents such as fruit purees (strawberry puree will act like an alphahydroxy). neem powder for anti bacterial action (especially useful for acne prone skin). Mix all ingredients together and blend until it becomes paste-like. yogurt (cools and softens the skin). Oily or sensitive skin benefits from Lemon or Lavender. Rinse well with warm water and pat dry.Clay Facial Instructions: Choose the right clay for your skin type (see Library for information regarding clays).com . rose petal powder for fragrance. Water 6 drops Essential Oil of your choice*. apricot or sweet almond oil 4 oz. cucumber puree (cools the skin). and/or milk powders. MI Ingredients: 1 tbsp white kaolin clay 1 tsp slippery elm powder 1 tsp chamomile powder 1 tsp ground oatmeal wetting agent: 5 tsp pre-made herbal astringent for dry skin Instructions: Stir all ingredients well to get rid of clumps & apply to face. While plain water will do just fine. (Roughly 2 minutes) From Nature With Love Page 77 http://www. Almond meal 2 oz. Leave on for 5 minutes & rinse off with warm water. Peach kernel.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

com . Pat onto face and let sit 10 min or until dry. Ingredients: 1 T plain yogurt 1/4 of a ripe banana 1/4 t of vitamin E 1000 IU Instructions: Put ingredients in a bowl. From Nature With Love Page 87 http://www.Yogurt & Banana Facial Submitted by Tracy of Columbus.FromNatureWithLove. GA This recipe leaves your skin noticeably softer and smoother. Mash them together with a fork until it is a relatively smooth consistancy. Wash off with lukewarm water.

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until a gel-like lotion is formed.) 1-2 tbsp melted shea butter or mango butter 2 oz liquid lecithin 4 oz water Favorite essential oil or fragrance oil. From Nature With Love Page 89 http://www.FromNatureWithLove. GA A natural hair gel Ingredients: 2 Tbsp Whole Flax Seeds 1 cup water Pure Aloe Vera Gel. Fill the bottle with flax seed gel until bottle is about 3/4 full. Blend well and transfer to a bottle. 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. stirring constantly. Hair Lotion Submitted by Tiffany of Cartersville. 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. then fill to the top with pure aloe vera gel. if desired Instructions: Combine all ingredients in a double boiler and warm until melted. add a little more water. Add essential oils and store in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.com . If mixture is too thin. Adjust recipe depending on how much lotion you wish to make. such as virgin coconut. Simmer for about 10 minutes. Shake before each use. If it is too thick. Stir the seeds into the water and reduce heat. macadamia nut. etc. jojoba. If desired. Safe to use everyday. add a little more lecithin.For The Hair Flax Seed Hair Gel Submitted by Tiffany of Cartersville.

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

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

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

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

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

Makes about 2 large rectangular bars. leaves and rosemary. 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.FromNatureWithLove. all for beautiful silky hair Ingredients: 1 cup grated soap 1/2 cup water 1/4 cup olive oil 1/4 cup castor oil 1 t dried crushed peppermint leaves 15 drops mango fragrance oil Instructions: Melt soap and water in heat resistant glass bowl in a saucepan. coconut oil and water. Slowly heat this in a double boiler over medium heat until the soap is completely mixed and has a stringy texture. Enjoy!! Wake-me-up Soap Submitted by Cori of Chandler. FL Soft soap. with large fluffy suds. Pour into prepared molds or hand mold. When soap is stringy add the remaining ingredients.com Page 96 From Nature With Love . AZ A wonderful morning soap to get you going. http://www. Mix it well and put into the proper molds. Take off of the heat and mix the peppermint oil.Mango Mint Shampoo Bar Submitted by Spencer of Royal Palm Beach.

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

Palm Oil (15%) 7. Mix and set aside. NJ Ingredients: 16.2 oz. Lye (6% excess fat) Fragrance and color optional Instructions: OBSERVE ALL STANDARD SAFETY PROCEDURES. Emu Oil (12%) 3. Sweet Almond Oil (2%) 23 oz. Avocado Oil (5%) 2.FromNatureWithLove. Coconut Oil (20%) 9 oz. Cover and cook until done.2 oz. Add to pre-warmed crock. 1.Stefanie’s Favorite . Weigh and melt hard oils in microwave. 6.8 oz. Distilled Water 8. Castor Oil (6%) 3 oz. Cocoa Butter (4%) 2. Glop into mold. Unmold and cut when cool. Shea Butter (4%) 1. Bring to trace alternating between whisk and stick blender. 4.com . Weigh and add liquid oils to crock. Weigh lye and water.Emu Oil Soap Submitted by Kathy of Fort Lee. 2. 7.6 oz.4 oz.2 oz.4 oz. 5. 3. Olive Oil (28%) 12 oz. Jojoba (2%) 1. Add lye/water to crock oils while stirring gently.14 oz. From Nature With Love Page 99 http://www.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Stir well.FromNatureWithLove. From Nature With Love Page 107 http://www.com . This works best in tubes and is a nice. PA Sherry’s Lip Balm Recipe Ingredients: . Add in flavor oil and lipstick piece or mica. moisturizing lip balm that feels SO smooth on.4 oz cocoa butter 10 drops Viatmin E 1400 IU 1 . flavor oil A sliver of a NEW lipstick for color.4 oz sweet almond oil .4 oz white beeswax pellets .4 oz shea butter . 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.2 tsp.Sherry’s Extra Moisture Lip Balm Submitted by Sherry of Newtown.

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

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

Remove from heat and place in large mixing bowl. With stick blender in motion slowly add water until well blended.com .FromNatureWithLove. Add glycerin and vitamin E.Camelot’s Suntan Lotion Submitted by Glenda of Milan. From Nature With Love Page 111 http://www. cocoa butter and wax in double boiler over medium heat.5 oz Emulifying Wax 3 oz Water 38 oz (room temp) Sesame Oil 12 oz Cocoa Butter 2. Cool slightly and add GSE. Put in containers. Add fragrance if desired. TN Moisturizing Suntan Lotion Ingredients: Coconut Oil 2 oz Glycerin 4.5 oz Citric Acid 1 tsp GSE 2 oz Vitamin E 5 capsules Instructions: Melt oils. Add citric acid.

This will depend on your preservative. Also.1 oz Instructions: Combine and heat oil phase until fully incorporates. Heat water phase and dissolve baking soda and cornstarch completely. SLOWLY add the water phase.1 oz E-Wax 0. then adding scent and/or color.3 oz Citric Acid 0.05 oz Oil Phase Grapeseed Oil 2 oz Manog Butter 0. http://www.8 oz Baking Soda 0.Creme de la Cream Submitted by Andrea of Worcester. Cool both phases slightly. it becomes VERY thick. transfer to jars. MA A thick. Cut corner from bag and “pipe” into containers.1 oz Corn Starch 0. you can add when mixture is still hot. If using phenonip.FromNatureWithLove. I scent “as I go” by heating the cream slightly.15 oz Shea Butter 0. close and squish until mixed. When COMPLETELY cool. Check with manufacturer for other preservatives. Keep blending.1 oz Soy Letchin 0.8 oz Phenonip(or other appropriate preservative) 0. add color/scent. easily absorbed body cream Ingredients: Water Phase: Distilled Water 12. As cream cools.com Page 112 From Nature With Love . you can put cream into a zip bag. While blending (stick blender is best)the oils.15 oz Stearic Acid 0.

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

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

FromNatureWithLove. Instructions: Heat the oils.0 oz.50 oz. (I use a double boiler so you can’t burn it or boil it). and waxes on low until everything has melted. Emulsifying Wax (way cool product that binds water to oil and keeps it from seperating!) 0. Vegetable Glycerin 2. great for dry.00 oz. Coconut Fragrance Oil I chose these essential oils for their specific medicinal purposes that are great for the skin.30 oz. Shea Butter 2.50 oz.50 oz. Grape Seed Extract (GSE) as a natural preservative 3. From Nature With Love Page 115 http://www. Lavender Essential Oil 0. Emu Oil 2.30 oz. Mango Butter 1. itchy.30 oz. Aloe Vera Gel or distilled water Great Patchouli Scent Blend: 1. 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. Hemp Oil 4. Rose Water or Floral Water of your choice 32.50 oz. Sweet Almond Oil 2. also great for reducing stretch marks when made w/ EMU Oil Ingredients: 2. Pour into jars or pump lotion bottles and continue to shake periodically until the mixture becomes creamy and thick.Rich Creamy Butter Lotion Submitted by Staci of Cocoa Beach.30 oz. can also be used as a hand cream when made w/ less water or more stearic acid.00 oz. or sensitive irritated skin.com . FL Thick creamy lotion. Put the oils into a large mixing bowl and start mixing on slow while slowly adding the water mixture until all water is added. butters. then add EO’s & FO’s and GSE and blend some more at a higher speed. Heat the aloe water and rose water mixture to about 140 degrees as well. you want to keep blending until mixture is about body temp (around 97 to 98 degrees).50 oz.00 oz. Rosewood Essential Oil 0.50 oz.00 oz.50 oz. then cool to about 140 degrees. Stearic Acid (may add less for thinner lotion) 3. Calendula Oil 2. this will prevent any seperation of the oils and water.70 oz. Vitamin E 1000 IU 2.50 oz. Tea Tree Oil 2. Patchouli Essential Oil 0.

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add 3 drops of Orange (or other) Essential Oil to scent it. blend it well and add the clay slowly until it’s smooth and pasty. Body Clay Submitted by Tracy of Montreal. simmer for 10 mins. Cool it and filter the water.com . Apply to face and allow to dry for 15 min. When the body feels warm from the clay. and massage it gently. Wash face with mild soap and water. sour cream. 2. take a cool shower to clean the body.Masks Beauty’s Secret Submitted by Marc of Oroville. 3. Put the clay over the body. Pat dry. From Nature With Love Page 117 http://www. QC For all skin type. CA Skin Re-Vitalizing Mask Ingredients: 1 tsp Rose Clay 1 egg white 1/16th tsp Neem Powder 1/2 tsp oat starch Rose hydrosol Instructions: Mix all of the ingredients except the rose hydrosol. Take a warm bath before using this therapy. sweet almond oil into the cooled infusion. Boil water in a stainless steel pot. Put the honey. When this is mixed thoroughly. 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. close the lid. put the dry lavender and rose buds in. slowly add the rose hydrosol to the desired consistency. let it stay for three minutes. The neem powder is especially good for acne prone skin. Before use.FromNatureWithLove.

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

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

Should make an amber colored soap with a darker layer where the cinnamon settles. Ingredients: 1 lb. cut into slices if necessary. Cut melt & pour soap into 1 inch cubes. and essential oil blend. gently remove soap from molds. Take the colored base and the white base and begin to pour them on opposite sides of the mold. dry. Continue melting until soap is completely melted. Heat over low-medium heat until beginning to melt. works wonderfully. place into top of double boiler. NY Has a light earthy smell to it. When your base cools to about 120 degrees. From Nature With Love Page 121 http://www. Pour ½ of your scented base into a glass-measuring cup and color as desired with the green mica. making one pass to create an “x” pattern. remove from heat and immediately add sunflower oil. divided 10 drops sweet orange essential oil 5 drops lavender essential oil 1 drop rosemary essential oil 1 tsp. stirring gently. Let set for 5-6 hours or overnight. sunflower oil Instructions: Combine essential oils and 1/2 tsp. set aside.Cucumber Ivy Swirl Mint Soap Submitted by Jenn of Bechtelsville. If you swirl it too much you will get a solid color. flipping bars daily to prevent warping. being careful to avoid over stirring. Earth Tones Submitted by Carrie of Rochester. PA Refreshing and invigorating. you are ready to pour.com . When you are finished pouring. dark place for at least 1 week. cinnamon in glass mixing bottle. Pour into prepared molds. like an amber sunset. take a spoon or pop stick and create a slight swirling motion in the soap. and store in a cool. Allow to cool and package as desired.FromNatureWithLove. stirring gently. Sprinkle cinnamon evenly over soap. wakes you up! Ingredients: 1 pound opaque soap base 1 tablespoon cucumber fo 1 tablespoon English ivy fo 3-4 drops peppermint eo light green mica Instructions: Melt down the soap base and scent. ground cinnamon. unscented clear glycerine melt & pour base 1 1/2tsp.

honey. the essential oils are antibacterial. Pour into molds and unmold when hard. 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.French Citrus Bar Submitted by Gail of Loxahatchee. Pour into molds. you may want to use a light moisturizer afterwards. and extra oil and stir.FromNatureWithLove. Remove from heat and cool slightly before adding the vanilla fragrance oil. Add the milk.com Page 122 From Nature With Love . Add essential oils and stir again. Add the clay. http://www. citrus powders and the jojoba oil and stir thoroughly. Makes about 2-3 bars. vitamin E. If you have only slightly oily skin. The clay and citus powders draw off the oils in your face. 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. Add mix to melted soap base and stir gently until thoroughly blended. The mixture will be thick. Spice or Vanilla Fragrance Oil if desired 1/2 cup melted Melt and Pour base Instructions: Combine all ingredients except the M&P soap in a small bowl and mix well. I have used both a white and clear soap base with excellent results. natural not powdered Honey. From Nature With Love Page 123 http://www. I do not add any coloring to this soap since it is for healing. it will be naturally brown due to the honey. NC A moisturizing and healing soap Ingredients: 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil 2 Tablespoons Water 2 Tablespoons Milk Powder 2 Tablespoons Honey.com . Pour into molds.Milk and Honey Melt & Pour Soap Submitted by Ann of Pilot Mountain.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

FromNatureWithLove. 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. 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.com . Add essential oils to the carrier oil before mixing with salts mixture. Before bathing or showering. Add oils to salts and mix and store. fragrance oil 1/2 tsp.Cleansing Aromatic Salt Glow Submitted by Kymberli Gayle of Manchester. use ample amount and rub viggorously in circular motion. Add salt and stir well to mix completely. or rinse off in the shower. Set into a nice herb bath and soak for 20 minutes. NH Clears the skin of dead cells and toxins while soaking up minerals and leaving a healthy glow. Enjoy Diane’s Body Polish Submitted by Diane of East Islip. melted 1 oz goats milk glycerin soap melted 1/2 cup liquid castille soap 3/4 cup favroite oil blend or sunflower oil 1-2 tsps. That’s it! I was VERY frustrated by salt scrubs/salt glow recipes that dripped all over and were an oily mess. Mica Instructions: Heat melted glycerin soap and liquid soap until warmed and stir in the mica until well blended. 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.

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

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

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

Moisturizing Hand Treatment Oil If winter is doing a number on your hands.FromNatureWithLove. Add water and witch hazel. solution will become cloudy. Keep in spray bottle.Minty Toes Foot Spray Submitted by Ruth Herron of Philadelphia. spray on feet and let air dry. Refreshing blue or green color adds to the experience. Tint with food color. try this super rich hand treatment: 1 tsp carrot oil 1 tsp flax seed oil 1 tsp jojoba 1 drop essential oil of geranium (optional) Slowly warm up the 3 oils while you soak your hands in hot water. working the oil into the skin and around the cuticles. Then quickly stir in the essential oil and rub into both hands. 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. From Nature With Love Page 161 http://www. For best results. Kicking feet in air like a little kid while drying may refresh sprit at same time.com . cover hands with a pair of gloves and leave for 30 minutes.

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

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

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4 fluid oz.18 grams or approx. 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) = .S.205 pounds 1 kilogram = 35 oz.8 liters Metric to U.775 lbs U.26 gallon Weight 1 gram = .com . 100 ml = 3.1 pints 1 liter = 1. 1 liter = 4.35 grams or approx.Useful Conversions Approximate Equivalents 1 oz = 2 tablespoons or 6 teaspoons or 30 ml/cc or 28.10 pounds 1 kilogram = 2. From Nature With Love Page 165 http://www.2 cups 1 liter = 2. 350 drops 1 teaspoon is about 5 ml/cc 1 gallon of most oils is approximately 7.06 quarts 1 liter = .5 ounces 500 grams = 1. 700 drops 1/2 oz = 1 tablespoon or 3 teaspoons or 15ml/cc 14.FromNatureWithLove. 240 ml = 1 cup 1 liter = 34 fluid oz.035 ounce 100 grams = 3. 1 militers = 1/5 teaspoon 5 ml = 1 teaspoon 15 ml = 1 tablespoon 34 ml = 1 fluid oz.) = 3.S.95 liter 4 quarts (1 gal.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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