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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Herbal Hand Salve Submitted by Bonnie of Cedar City. heels.com Page 16 From Nature With Love .. then add eo’s and pour. Ingredients: 3 cups olive oil infused with 1 cup calendula petals & 1 cup lavender buds 1/2 oz tea tree oil 1/2 oz lavender eo 2 oz illipe butter 3 oz beeswax Instructions: Infuse oil with calendula & lavender. Makes 10-3 oz containers. Strain.FromNatureWithLove.. http://www. Add butter & beeswax and heat to 150. elbows. Cool slightly. UT Great for hands.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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It is adviseable to use something flexible so that the soap will come out easily with a little twist. Do not leave the area unattended. Another large heat resistant container or pot (stainless steel. it is easiest if you have quick access to a stove and sink. 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.com . Use the exhaust hood when mixing lye or mix outside. Wax paper or a plastic bag to line the molds with to prevent leaks and deterioration of the mold itself. Wear long sleeves and close fitting clothing. always add the lye to the water and not the other way around. Although soap can be made anywhere. making the kitchen the ideal work area. Children and pets should not be allowed in teh work area until all the equipment has been cleaned and put away. Be careful not to inhale the dust when pouring the lye and work in a well ventilated area.) Never reuse lye containers for other purposes.FromNatureWithLove. Wear protective goggles and rubber gloves when working. glass or heat resistant (212 degrees F) plastic. Two thermometers for checking the temperatures of the oils and the lye solution . flush the area with ordinary vinegar and wash well with soap and water. Put on protective eyewear and gloves From Nature With Love Page 25 http://www. enamel or plastic will work) for mixing the soap A large saucepan for heating up the oils Heavy duty rubber spatulas or wooden spoons for mixing A good quality scale for measuring ingredients (it’s nice to have one in ounces and anotehr in grams if possible) A soap mold .Cold Process Soap Basic Instructions for Cold Process Soap Equipment you will need A 4-6 cup lye resistant container for mixing lye and water. 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. This container must be made of stainless steel. (Lye will feel slippery on skin. It must not be made of aluminum or tin. Have adequate space to work on. make sure to store it in a proper child proof container and educate all members of the family about the nature of lye. Use your imagination and be on the look out for containers that will make nice molds. When mixing lye with water. Do not place pots/bowls near the edge of the counter. Replace cardboard molds when warped to avoid unshapely bars.

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

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

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

Blend the lye mixture and oils together slowly and stir till it traces. 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.4 ounces Shea Butter 6. When it gets to 80 degrees it’s ready to unmold. Allow soap to cure for at least three weeks before using.4 ounces Neem Oil 23. Ingredients: 19. Instructions: Dissolve lye in water. NY A soap that soothes skin problems and keeps the bugs at bay. Combine oils and Shea butter in large soap pot and warm over low until various components have melted. From Nature With Love Page 29 http://www. cut and let rest for 2 weeks to cure. When both mixtures reach 95’F it’s time to make soap. unmold and cut as desired.0 ounces water 9. After 24 hours. allow to cool.FromNatureWithLove. Blend oils together over a double boiler all except the essential/fragrance oil. Remove from heat to cool. Let cool to 100 degrees.Bubble Gum Soap Smells so good you’ll want to eat it!!! Ingredients: 8 oz soft water 3 oz lye 7 oz crisco. Add the essential oils and stir well. Geranium and Rosemary essential oils. put it someplace quiet and wrap to insulate. Add the mica mixed with the fragrance oil so there are no clumps of mica.6 ounces Sodium Hydroxide 14 teaspoons essential oil. Eucalyptus Citriodora.2 ounces coconut oil 22. Pour into mold.equal parts Citronella Java. Pour in mold and wrap in blanket to keep temp at an even 100 degrees then insert thermometer to keep track. Camper’s Delight with Neem Oil Submitted by Susan of N Syracuse.4 ounces olive Oil 16.com .0 ounces palm Oil 6. Melt and cool to 100 degrees. Combine in large pot and stir briskly until soap traces.

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

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

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

com . NY An ultra creamy bath bar with skin pampering Flax oil Ingredients: 19.6 ounces Flax Seed oil 22. This recipe makes 4lbs of soap. From Nature With Love Page 33 http://www. Allow to sit undisturbed in warm area for 24 hours.FromNatureWithLove. I cut it into 24 bars. dry area for at least 3 weeks. When both mixtures have cooled to 95’carefully combine in large pot.Flax Oil Soap Submitted by Susan of N Syracuse.6 ounces Sodium Hydroxide 23 ounces water 10 tsp essential oil Instructions: Dissolve Sodium Hydroxide in water and allow to cool in safe place. turn bars over every few days for even drying.2 ounces Coconut oil 9. Cut into bars place in cool.8 ounces Palm Oil 9. Stir in essential oil. Stir to trace.until solids are melted. Pour in large mold. I use a 13" square wooden wine box with a lid. Warm oils in large non-reactive pot.4 ounces Olive Oil 12.

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

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

Remove from mold and cut into bars.7 oz Water Instructions: Combine oils.4 oz Palm Oil 2.4 oz Grapeseed Oil 2. Once the temperature has cooled to 100-125 degrees. Allow to cure.5 and 9. heat gently.4 oz Sunflower Oil Lye/Water: 2.4 oz Sweet Almond Oil 4.0 oz Coconut Oil 3. Temporarily set oils aside. the lye solution is ready.4 oz Olive Oil 2. Pour into prepared molds. Stir until tracing occurs. Add the lye slowly and stir constantly. Allow 1 to 2 days to set-up.Good Bar Submitted by Brian of Fairfield. never let a bunch of granules become caked on the bottom of the container. Add fragrance. When the bars are cured.FromNatureWithLove. http://www.0. Once the fats and oils are melted and the temperature is 100-125 degrees.com Page 36 From Nature With Love . Combine the melted oils and lye solution together. the pH reading should be between 7. Combine the lye and the water.4 oz NaOH/Lye 5. CA Inexpensive oils can make a luxurious bar of soap Ingredients: Oils: 2. the oils are ready.

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

great for difficult skin conditions.com Page 38 From Nature With Love . stir until clear. To help container keep its firm shape.Lemon Olive Complexion Bar Submitted by Stephanie of Princeton.4 oz Olive oil LYE/LIQUID: 4. allowing for possibly one more use of the mold (otherwise just peel it off). 100-F). reinforce sides and bottom of box with packing tape. Add scent just before pouring into mold. but have an extra individual mold or two around to catch any extra soap. palm-sized rectagular shapes once cut. Set aside to cool (c. Use stick blender intermittently with spoon (no more than 1 minute at a time for blender).FromNatureWithLove. http://www.4 oz Lemongrass EO (can add another 0. Stir to trace. Don’t cut off the top.6 oz Sweet almond oil 2.5 oz. Will yield nice.6 oz Grapeseed oil 21.3 oz NaOH/Lye 11. Tea Tree Oil for treating acne) Instructions: Pour lye into water. cool (c. just slice it open so that you can refold it closed to help keep batch warm for first 48 hours. NJ Nourishing & moisturizing. Soap should slip out easily. Container should hold most or all of the 2lbs of soap. Ingredients: OILS: 2. A good mold for this batch is an empty “Parmalat” milk container.4 fl oz Water SCENT: 1.6 oz Coconut oil 2.6 oz Castor oil 2. 100-F) Heat/melt all oils. Pour lye/water mixture in slow steady stream into the oils.

9 oz mango Butter 1.Luxury Bar Submitted by Kia of Provodence. Instructions: Follow basic instructions for cold processed soaps.0 oz castor oil 24.0 oz olive oil 19.0 oz coconut oil 1. RI A luxury body bar Ingredients: 14.com . 1.9 oz jojoba oil 1.2 oz tallow (beef) 1.and 2 ounces of emu oil.0 oz emu oil 1.3 ounces lye 34.5 ounces water 2 tsp hydrolized silk amino acids added to water & lye mixture.FromNatureWithLove.9 oz sweet almond oil 19.2 oz palm oil 1. From Nature With Love Page 39 http://www.0 oz neem oil 24. 2 ounces of jojoba oil.0 oz sal butter recipe was superfatted with: 3 ounces of mango butter.

powdered milk. so I don’t color this particular batch).2oz Olive Oil 19. Stir and pour into mold. Let soap cure for at least 4-6 weeks.Megan’s Sweet Honey Almond Soap Submitted by Megan of Indianapolis. Stir and stir and stir! Add almond and honey fragrance oils.6oz Water 1 tsp Salt 0.cream. IN Family favorite! Sweet smelling soap with great lather (does not use Palm oil) Ingredients: 1oz Cocoa Butter 8.8oz Lye 9.6oz Coconut Oil 3. Leave in mold for two days. The longer cure time. Heat oils until they reach 100-110 degrees F. salt.FromNatureWithLove. Let cool.) Once you reach light trace. and beeswax. (I use a plastic rubbermail drawer organizer.com Page 40 From Nature With Love . 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. This recipe usually traces within 20 min. coconut oil. In two days. Wait until lye mixture cools to 90-95degrees F. add coloring (I like the beeswax color naturally produced. Stir in the milk. Stir! (If unable to reach trace. Mix soybean oil. place mixture in microwave for one minute and 15 seconds. Cover mold.5oz Almond fragrance oil 0. and lye. Remove from mold and allow to age for 3 weeks).5oz Honey fragrance oil Instructions: Mix water. http://www.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. oilive oil. the harder (longer lasting) your bar of soap will be! Milk Based Soap Submitted by Donna of Greenwich.2oz Soybean Oil 4. Add essential oil. Slowly stir together oils and lye mixture. release from mold and cut soap into slices (if applicapable). Pour in mold.

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

Should trace quite quickly. but for no more than one minute at a time — then go back to spoon.2 oz Nutmeg Butter (1%) SCENT: Nutmeg EO Vanilla EO Instructions: This makes a few. Allow to cure for 3 weeks.0 oz Mango Butter 3. ~ Pour raw soap into your prepared molds.4 oz Lye (NaOH) 5.0 oz Cocoa Butter 1. Stir until trace. Allow to cool (100° F to 125° F). ~ Pour lye/liquid solution into melted oils in thin steady stream. Ingredients: BUTTERS/OIL: 4. depending on the molds used. ~ Combine lye and liquid.Nutmeg Butter Soap Submitted by Stephanie of Princeton.FromNatureWithLove.2 oz Shea Butter LYE/LIQUID 2.2 oz Sal Butter 3. Don’t over-stir beyond trace. Place the bars on something that will allow air to circulate all around (or flip bars every few days). medium sized elegant gift bars.7 oz Buttermilk (goat’s or whole milk) powder in water SUPERFAT 0. Use a decorative but sturdy set of molds to ladel in the raw soap.6 oz Coconut Oil 4.com Page 42 From Nature With Love . the soap can be turned out of the mold. ~ Combine oils and melt. Set aside and to cool (100° F to 125° F). http://www. butter sampler sets to use. Can use stick blender intermittently. stir well. ~ After 48 hours. NJ Exceptionally elegant gift soap. Great way to put the FNWL 4 oz.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Youthful Complexion Submitted by Kim of Winter Haven.2 oz. 1 oz. . Essential Oil: Rose Bulgarian. I usually make this recipe in a PVC tube mold http://www.com Page 50 From Nature With Love .6 oz Olive Oil 8. FL Designed specifically to be healthy for maturing skin Ingredients: Oils 1.6 oz Sweet Almond Oil 0. Dried Herbs: 1 oz total: Rose Powder. .4 oz total of Essential/Fragrance Oil Essential Oil: Roman Chamomile. Chamomile powder and Calendula powder Instructions: Make soap according to basic soaping instructions.0 oz Palm Kernel Oil 12. The EO’s are expensive but more than worth it. Essential Oil: Lavender. Add the dried herbs just before pouring into molds.2 oz.FromNatureWithLove.5 oz Sodium Hydroxide (NaOH/Lye) 11.2 oz Shortening (veg) 4.6 oz Cocoa Butter 9.5 oz Water Additives 1.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

or for baby massage. wheat germ oil 0. Add 1% Tea Tree.5 oz. Pour into jars. vitamin E 250 IU 6 drops Roman chamomile essential oil Instructions: Mix all of the ingredients together. pure olive oil 1. cobalt bottle.com . calendula oil 0.2 oz.0 oz.5 oz Beeswax 2 Drops Calendula Absolute Instructions: Mix oils. with healing & soothing properties. Diaper Ointment Ingredients: 16 oz Sweet Almond Oil 8 oz Shea Butter 8 oz Jojoba Oil 4. Then add the Calendula and stir. and keep babies skin soft and healthy. Use oil after baby’s bath.3 oz. MN 100% natural oil for baby. Ingredients: 2. avocado oil 0.5 oz. From Nature With Love Page 61 http://www.Calendula Baby Oil Submitted by Jena of Albert Lea. jojoba oil 0. Since it uses 100% natural oils. Pour into a 6 oz.5 oz Virgin Coconut Oil 4.5 oz.FromNatureWithLove. Lavender and Chamomile essential oils (combined volume). it will absorb in nicely. butter and beeswax together in double boiler until wax and butter is melted.

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

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

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For The Bath
Basic Bath Salts
Submitted by Tina of Moscow, ID Instructions: Bath salts can be made from one salt or a blend of salts. They can be colored or left uncolored, scented with essential oils or fragrance oils or left unscented. To color bath salts, you can use any of the micas, glitters, oxides & marines or FDC dyes. Micas can be mixed into the dry salts and they will coats the salt very nicely without any oil or glycerin however, to use the oxides or marines, you will need to first mix the pigments into some oil/glycercin and then mix the colored oil/glycerin into the salts. While the FDC dyes can be used, they must first be mixed with water and the water will tend to clump your salts. Glitter can be added to oiled salts for a sparkling effect. The addition of dendritic salt at a rate of 5% may help discourage clumping and scent fading. Crushed herbs are a nice addition to bath salts if you provide a muslin bag. There is no reason to try to follow a recipe when it comes to making bath salts because no particular proportions are needed. Simply measure out how much of each salt you want to use and start adding color a little at a time until you get the desired color. Fragrance oils can be added a few drops at a time until you get the hang of how much it takes. Essential oils must of course be measured to keep them within safe limits. To figure out how much essential oil to use, first determine how much salt will be used per bath and then figure on 6-10 drops essential oil per bath.

Basic Salt Glow
Submitted by Kibby of Bronx, NY Instructions: Mix salt with enough oil to make a slush. Add color and fragrance. Salt glows are best stored/ packaged in glass jars/bottles.

Bath Cookies
Submitted by Maryam of Lexington, VA Ingredients: 2 cups sea salt fine grain 1/2 cup baking soda 1/2 cup cornstarch 2 T fractionated coconut oil or hazelnut oil 2 eggs 6 drops essential oil Instructions: Mix ingredients well to form a dough. Roll out and cut with small cookie cutters. Bake at 350 for 10 minutes. Use 1-2 cookies per bath.

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Chocolate Ice Cream Bath Fizzies
Submitted by Catina of Moreno Valley, CA A real treat for chocolate lovers Ingredients: 1/4 cup citric acid 1/4 cup corn starch 2 Tbs cocoa powder 7 Tbs coconut oil melted Instructions: Mix dry ingredients, melt coconut oil and drizzle over dry ingredients and mix. Using ice cream scoop, make 3 scoops and unmold them onto waxed paper and allow to dry 2 days. Fun to package in pretty plastic parfait dish for those chocolate ice cream lovers out there.

Fizzing Bath Bombs
Ingredients: 2 parts baking soda 1 part citric acid 1 part cornstarch or arrowroot powder Instructions: Color and scent 2 parts salt. Mix the dry powders with the scented salts. Melt a small amount of virgin coconut oil, shea, cocoa or mango butter and use it to bind the dry ingredients together without making them too wet. Form into balls or pack into molds. Let dry and package.

Fizzy Bath Salts
Ingredients: 2 parts baking soda 1 part citric acid 1 part cornstarch or arrowroot powder Instructions: Color and scent 2 parts salt. Mix the dry powders with the scented salts and package.

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Foaming Bath Rocks
Submitted by Tima of Richmond, VA Bombs that foam Ingredients: 2 cups of baking soda 1/2 cup of cornstarch >br> 1/2 cup of epsom salt 1/2 cup of sodium lauryl sulfoacetate 1 1/2 cup of citric acid 3 tablespoon of Light oils of choice(I use jojoba and sweet almond and sunflower dispersing oil in equal parts). The dispersing oils will prevent your oils from floating on top of the water. Fragrance or Essential oil 1 tablespoon. Mica to color Witch Hazel Instructions: Mix dry ingredients together except the citric acid. Mix well to get all lumps out. Mix oils, sodium lauryl sulfoacetate and fragrance. Drizzle oil mixture in the dry mixture and mix well with hands. Add citric acid, mix well. Spritz with witch hazel using small bursts of mist at a time, kneeding after each mist. Do not over spritz. When you can form balls in your palm, it is ready to put into mold. 45 ounce molds are good for 1 bath. Place under running water. Smell the fragrance, see lots of foaming bubbles, feel the soft water and no tub ring!

Foaming Bath Salts
Submitted by Jo Ann of Silver Spring, MD A heavenly blend of scent and color! Ingredients: Epsom Salts and or sea salt Bubble bath base Essential oils or Fragrance oils of your choice Mica or FD & C dyes for coloring Cosmetic grade glitter Instructions: This makes a wonderful gift! In a large bowl add the salts (2 cups is a good amount to experiment with)and colorant and mix until desired shade is achieved. Add in the scent, mix, and let it sit overnight, covered tightly to fix the scent. (*note: you can also add a little vegetable oil - about a TBS or so). Next, pour in about 1/ 4 cup of bubble bath, mix thoroughly and then spread the mix out on a cookie sheet covered in wax paper to dry. After 24 hours, it is ready to package or use! About a 1/2 cup or so per bath should be plenty.

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Lavender, Milk & Oatmeal Tub Tea
Submitted by Dee of Norwalk, CT A tea bag soak for the tub Ingredients: 1 cup powdered milk 1 cup colloidal oatmeal 1 cup wheat bran 1 cup lavender buds 10 drops lavender essential oil 5 large heat sealable tea bags Instructions: Mix all dry ingredients in a large bowl. Add Lavender oil. Scoop into teabags (1/4 cup per teabag) Seal. Drop into tub and let it brew.

Lavender-Citrus Bath Salts
Submitted by Yuliya of New York, NY Bath salts for a relaxing soak in a tub Ingredients: 1 cup Epsom salt ½ cup sea salt ½ cup Dead Sea salt 1 tbsp crushed lavender buds 10 drops lavender EO 3 drops tea tree EO 5 drops tangerine EO 4 drops white grapefruit EO 4 drops bergamot EO Instructions: Mix the salts and lavender buds. In a smaller bowl combine 4 tbsp of the salts with essential oils. Add little by little to the rest until you like the scent saturation. Add color, if you like. Store in a glass container shaking every day for a week before packaging.

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Moisturizing Bath Fizzy Submitted by Melanie of Pittsburgh. Pack into a large muslin bag leaving little room in the bag for the contents to move around. EO or FO. 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). Natural Cleansing Washbag 1/4 cup hemp seed meal 1/4 cup oatmeal. Borax Instructions: Mix dry ingredients (except borax)until well blended. safflower oil 3/4 T. squeeze and rub into the skin to cleanse. citric acid 1/2 c. From Nature With Love Page 69 http://www. EO or FO 1/2 tsp. coarse 1/8 cup lavender buds or rose petals 1/8 cup medium grain sea salt 2 tablespoons white kaolin clay Essential Oils (optional) Mix ingredients well. Mix well. Just enough oil to moisturize without making you feel greasy. In a separate bowl combine oil. and borax. not a utensil). water. This is the best bath fizzy recipe I’ve ever tried. If you pour the liquids too quickly your mixture will fizz.FromNatureWithLove.com . PA Best Bath Fizzy Ever! Ingredients: 1 c. water 2 tsp. baking soda 1/2 c. Plunge the filled bag into a bowl of warm water. corn starch 2 1/2 T. Unmold immediately onto a lined cookie sheet and let dry overnight. Pack into molds really hard. Very slowly drizzle wet ingredients over dry ingredients with one hand while mixing it with the other hand (use your hands to mix this.

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

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

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

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

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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. From Nature With Love Page 75 http://www.For The Face Acne Toner Submitted by Andrea of Worcester. MA Works great for acne prone skin. Apply to face with cotton ball after cleansing. Almond & Honey Face Scrub Ingredients: 1 T ground almonds 1 T colloidal oatmeal (coarse) 1 t honey 1 T buttermilk powder Water Instructions: Use enough water to make a thick paste and massage the face in circular strokes. Leave on for 5 minutes & rinse off with warm water. Shake before each Use.FromNatureWithLove. MI Ingredients: 1 tbsp green france clay 1 tsp patchouli powder 1 tsp slippery elm powder 1 tsp chamomile powder wetting agent: 5 tsp herbal astringent for dry skin Instructions: Stir all ingredients well to get rid of clumps & apply to face. This helped clear up black heads from our teenagers faces AND helped clear up an itchy rash from our 10 year olds face.com . Anti-Wrinkle Clay Mask Submitted by Cindy of Allegan.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mix until it is a paste. It may separate so shake before use. VA Removes dirt Ingredients: 2 bags of green tea 1 tablespoon rosemary 16 oz boiling water 1/2 cup witch hazel 5 drops lavender essential oil juice from a half of lemon Instructions: Place rosemary into a strainer or muslin bag and place it into a glass container.FromNatureWithLove.com Page 86 From Nature With Love . Rinse with cool water.Then add the witch hazel.Skin Astingent Submitted by Charlean of Hopewell. Enjoy the healthy glow and silky feel of your skin!! http://www. and the tea bags and pour the water into it.and also it is easy to resize the recipe for your own needs.It is very simple and very effective. 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. GA This always gives my face a healthy glow. Add honey and milk powder.pat dry.Let it stand until it’s completely cool. Store in the fridge. Apply to your face and let sit until dry. Strawberry Hydroxy Mask Submitted by Tracy of Columbus.I try to do this mask at least 2 times a week.lemon juice and lavender oil.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Emu Oil Soap Submitted by Kathy of Fort Lee. Unmold and cut when cool. Avocado Oil (5%) 2.8 oz. Palm Oil (15%) 7. 4.Stefanie’s Favorite .6 oz. Castor Oil (6%) 3 oz. NJ Ingredients: 16. Weigh and melt hard oils in microwave. 2. Weigh and add liquid oils to crock. Shea Butter (4%) 1. Coconut Oil (20%) 9 oz. Bring to trace alternating between whisk and stick blender.4 oz. 7. Add lye/water to crock oils while stirring gently.com . Mix and set aside. Weigh lye and water. From Nature With Love Page 99 http://www.2 oz. 6. 5. 3. Cover and cook until done. Sweet Almond Oil (2%) 23 oz. Olive Oil (28%) 12 oz. Distilled Water 8. Jojoba (2%) 1. Cocoa Butter (4%) 2.2 oz.FromNatureWithLove.4 oz. Emu Oil (12%) 3.2 oz. Glop into mold.14 oz. Add to pre-warmed crock. Lye (6% excess fat) Fragrance and color optional Instructions: OBSERVE ALL STANDARD SAFETY PROCEDURES. 1.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

color and scent.I use honeycomb with the bee on it. Flax seed oil and avocado oils) 4 Tbs. Stearic Acid 1/2 Cup Emulsfying Wax 1/2 Cup Oil Blend (Try Kukui nut. Pour into clean containers. http://www. blend with blender until starts to thicken. tea tree oil.FromNatureWithLove. Avacado oil. Citric Acid 4 Tbs.Lotion Bar Submitted by Julie of Carrier Mills. Veg. Remove from heat. Lanolin. of each of the following: Shea Butter. IL Ingredients: 4 oz. Add GSE. for decoration purpose you can place in 4 inch clay or plastic plant tray and tie raffia bow around it. Spoon into 3 oz molds. orange essential oil. Wrap in plastic wrap.com Page 110 From Nature With Love . Body & Feet Cream Submitted by Robyn of West Valley City. Beeswax 3 oz.Beeswax Handbutter . Blend again to ensure even distribution of scent. Melt in hot water bath. Cocoa Butter 1/4 oz. in double boiler. UT Ingredients: 1 tsp. until water turns milky and all ingredients are melted. jojoba oil Instructions: Melt all ingredients together in a double boiler. Glycerin 1 to 1 1/2 cup water 12 drops Grapefruit seed extract FD & C Dye to color Fragrance oil to scent Instructions: Combine all ingredients except GSE in a heat safe container. Place in freezer until set up.

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

easily absorbed body cream Ingredients: Water Phase: Distilled Water 12.15 oz Shea Butter 0. close and squish until mixed.3 oz Citric Acid 0.1 oz Corn Starch 0. Heat water phase and dissolve baking soda and cornstarch completely.05 oz Oil Phase Grapeseed Oil 2 oz Manog Butter 0. add color/scent.8 oz Phenonip(or other appropriate preservative) 0.1 oz Instructions: Combine and heat oil phase until fully incorporates. Cut corner from bag and “pipe” into containers. transfer to jars.8 oz Baking Soda 0. http://www.FromNatureWithLove. I scent “as I go” by heating the cream slightly. If using phenonip. you can put cream into a zip bag. Keep blending. This will depend on your preservative. When COMPLETELY cool. then adding scent and/or color. As cream cools. Also. MA A thick.15 oz Stearic Acid 0. Check with manufacturer for other preservatives.1 oz Soy Letchin 0.com Page 112 From Nature With Love . SLOWLY add the water phase. Cool both phases slightly.Creme de la Cream Submitted by Andrea of Worcester. you can add when mixture is still hot. While blending (stick blender is best)the oils. it becomes VERY thick.1 oz E-Wax 0.

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

In a separate bowl. You may use any combination of light oils to make 3 ounces. e-wax and stearic until melted. 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 . Fragrance as desired. Slowly drizzle oils into water mixture and use a hand blender until thick. heat almond and apricot kernel oils. borax. Mix water.com Page 114 From Nature With Love .6 oz Emulsifying Wax . Stir in grapeseed oil.3 oz Stearic acid 1/8 tsp citric acid 26 oz distilled water 1 oz Glycerin 4 Vitamin E capsules Preservative at correct amount . glycerin and preservative and mix well. http://www. Add vitamin E. Heat in microwave for two min. nourishing lotion for face and body Ingredients: 1/4 Cup grapeseed oil 1/4 Cup apricot kernal oil 1/2 Cup distilled water 1 tbsp aloe vera gel 1 tsp beeswax 1/8 tsp borax 1/4 tsp baking soda Instructions: Melt oils and waxes together in a double boiler.3 oz Fragrance Instructions: In a microwave-safe bowl.FromNatureWithLove. Stir in 15 drops Neroli oil and 5 drops peppermint. Peppermint Neroli Lotion A smooth. I fragrance mine by the bottle in lieu of a whole batch. Allow to cool several minutes. Add oil mixture to water mixture and blend with a stick blender to ensure complete emulsification. mix water and citric acid and heat in microwave. baking soda and aloe vera gel.Light Lotion Spray Submitted by Melissa of Milan.

FL Thick creamy lotion. Emu Oil 2.50 oz. Coconut Fragrance Oil I chose these essential oils for their specific medicinal purposes that are great for the skin.FromNatureWithLove. Patchouli Essential Oil 0.50 oz. Emulsifying Wax (way cool product that binds water to oil and keeps it from seperating!) 0.Rich Creamy Butter Lotion Submitted by Staci of Cocoa Beach.50 oz. can also be used as a hand cream when made w/ less water or more stearic acid.00 oz. From Nature With Love Page 115 http://www.30 oz. Shea Butter 2. Pour into jars or pump lotion bottles and continue to shake periodically until the mixture becomes creamy and thick. Rosewood Essential Oil 0. and waxes on low until everything has melted. 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. (I use a double boiler so you can’t burn it or boil it). butters. you want to keep blending until mixture is about body temp (around 97 to 98 degrees). then cool to about 140 degrees. Rose Water or Floral Water of your choice 32. Lavender Essential Oil 0.com .00 oz. this will prevent any seperation of the oils and water.30 oz.50 oz.30 oz.50 oz.30 oz. Heat the aloe water and rose water mixture to about 140 degrees as well.0 oz. Vegetable Glycerin 2. Aloe Vera Gel or distilled water Great Patchouli Scent Blend: 1. Hemp Oil 4. Grape Seed Extract (GSE) as a natural preservative 3. Vitamin E 1000 IU 2. also great for reducing stretch marks when made w/ EMU Oil Ingredients: 2. Mango Butter 1. or sensitive irritated skin. itchy.00 oz. Tea Tree Oil 2. then add EO’s & FO’s and GSE and blend some more at a higher speed.70 oz. Instructions: Heat the oils.50 oz.50 oz.50 oz. great for dry. Calendula Oil 2. Put the oils into a large mixing bowl and start mixing on slow while slowly adding the water mixture until all water is added. Stearic Acid (may add less for thinner lotion) 3. Sweet Almond Oil 2.00 oz.

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

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

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

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

Remove from heat and cool slightly before adding the vanilla fragrance oil. Add the clay. Add essential oils and stir again. If you have only slightly oily skin. Add the milk. and extra oil and stir. The clay and citus powders draw off the oils in your face. vitamin E. Pour into molds. you may want to use a light moisturizer afterwards. Milk & Honey Butter Bars Submitted by Shannon of Crab Orchard.com Page 122 From Nature With Love . the essential oils are antibacterial. citrus powders and the jojoba oil and stir thoroughly. 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. http://www. honey. FL Super Cleanser for Oily Skin Ingredients: 8 oz M&P (clear or opaque) 1 tsp French Green Clay 1/2 tsp Lemon Peel Powder 1/2 tsp Orange Peel Powder 1 tsp Jojoba Oil 5 drops Tea Tree Essential Oil 5 drops Lemon Essential Oil 2 drops Lemongrass Essential Oil Instructions: Cut up the Melt and pour soap into small chunks and gently melt in the microwave or in a doubleboiler. Pour into molds and unmold when hard.FromNatureWithLove.French Citrus Bar Submitted by Gail of Loxahatchee. Makes about 2-3 bars.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Then add remaining ingredients and mix well. http://www. but before it starts to harden. Put into squeeze bottle or pump bottle for easier dispensing. If it is too hard or soft when it cools on the spoon. 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. I recommend using a toothpick or tweezers to place them. put the flowers on top and spoon another batch on top of them. they look the best when they are barely covered. Another good way is to make a batch and fill the containers 2/3 full. This recipe can be used with other scents also. Stir again and pour into containers. If desired take lilac flowers and place them into the mix before it hardens over. Test the consistency by sticking a cold spoon into the mix. Instructions: Allow bayleaf or oil to remain in gel and age for approx.Lilac Solid Perfume Submitted by Elena of Las Cruces. let it harden. 2-3 days.com Page 136 From Nature With Love .5 oz for each ounce of fractionated coconut oil Individual lilac flowers cut from the bunch—if possible go for organic. NM Heavenly scent of lilac in a solid form with optional decorative flowers Ingredients: 1 part fractionated coconut oil 1 part bees wax or hydrogenated jojoba MP 56 Lilac fragrance oil (it is a good idea to have . Stir in fragrance oil to desired strength. add wax or oil. 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.FromNatureWithLove. Stir and let cool until you can touch the mixture.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

of avocado oil 1 tsp.com . CA Ingredients: 3 tbsp.FromNatureWithLove. 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.

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35 grams or approx. 1 militers = 1/5 teaspoon 5 ml = 1 teaspoon 15 ml = 1 tablespoon 34 ml = 1 fluid oz.) = 3.8 liters Metric to U. 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) = . From Nature With Love Page 165 http://www.205 pounds 1 kilogram = 35 oz.18 grams or approx.4 fluid oz.2 cups 1 liter = 2.06 quarts 1 liter = .1 pints 1 liter = 1.95 liter 4 quarts (1 gal. 100 ml = 3. 350 drops 1 teaspoon is about 5 ml/cc 1 gallon of most oils is approximately 7.035 ounce 100 grams = 3.S. 700 drops 1/2 oz = 1 tablespoon or 3 teaspoons or 15ml/cc 14.Useful Conversions Approximate Equivalents 1 oz = 2 tablespoons or 6 teaspoons or 30 ml/cc or 28.FromNatureWithLove.com .10 pounds 1 kilogram = 2. 240 ml = 1 cup 1 liter = 34 fluid oz.5 ounces 500 grams = 1.26 gallon Weight 1 gram = .S.775 lbs U. 1 liter = 4.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

you should thoroughly rinse the area with water. It can also be used diluted as a mouthwash. • Make your own baby wipes: Use 20 drops in 16 oz. As with all other medications. Add to oils before adding lye when using in soap. 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. toiletries and cosmetics. It can even be used to disinfect drinking water if necessary. etc. laundry. keep out of the reach of children. utensils.05 and 2% of your total ingredients. You can store your toothbrush for a week in this solution. of water • To disinfect drinking water: If possible. 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. In the house. If contact should occur. • As a gargle or mouthwash: 3 drops in 5 oz. disinfect countertops. Shake and let resettle. It can be used in many ways for household disinfection and can also be used to preserve soaps. Uses • For a fruit/veggie or meat/fish wash: use 8-15 drops per gallon of water • For laundry: add 10 drops to rinse cycle • For humidifiers: add 4 drops per gallon to the reservoir • For disinfecting toothbrushes: 2 drops in 5 oz. humidifiers. Add 10 drops GSE to gallon of clear water. Pretty much anywhere you use commercial disinfectants. of water. Always dilute before using on skin or for personal use.com . of water • For soap or lotions: Use between . vegetables and meat/fish.2%. multiply the total volume (in ounces) of your batch times . It will be bitter but clean. toothbrushes. you can substitute GSE and you can rest assured that it is safe for you and the environment. How GSE is Made GSE is made with extracts of citrus seeds/pulp. Handling GSE Avoid contact with eyes.FromNatureWithLove. gargle or disinfectant for hands. 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. How Much to Use Use GSE ar a rate of . If it comes in contact with the skin (unless you’re using a drop for warts or cysts).05. it can be used to wash fruit.02 to get ounces of GSE to use. immediately flush eyes/eye with water for at least 10 minutes and see a physician. Grapefruit seed extract is a natural (extracted from the seeds of grapefruits) citricidal preservative. • For general disinfection of counter tops and other surfaces: Use 8-15 drops per gallon of water. There’s no need to dilute for use in soaps and toiletries.

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

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

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

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