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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Do not over heat. The sheets can be rolled in a number of different ways. take off the burner and add fragrance. Add your color and your scent to the gel wax (I use vanilla)and stir thoroughly. 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. 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. Seal the outer edge of the wax sheet with a hot knife pressing lightly but firmly so that the edge seals onto the candle. This forms the beer’s head. From Nature With Love Page 21 http://www. 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. stopping about an inch from the top. and your whipping will make it frothy. and while it is setting up to be sure it stays straight. Pull up on your wick to straighten it. spoon it on top of the “beer” in the mug. Tug your wick again. Use with square braid wicks. The cooler the gel. Start whipping it up with a fork. 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. Floater Candles Instructions: You can easily make floater candles by pouring wax into tart tins that have been greased with mold release.Candles Beer Mug Candles Submitted by Jessica of Ormond Beach. You can also roll 1 fat candle from the 2 halves by rolling the first and then lining up the edge of the second half with the end of the first and keep rolling. it will turn white again.com .FromNatureWithLove. THE HEAD: Melt paraffin wax at med low heat. Different colored sheets can be combined and rolled to make multicolored candles. The sheets can be cut in half on the diagonal and then you can create a tapered look by starting your roll on the widest edge. When it is is thick enough to be spooned out. the more bubbles you will have. Pour into mug. You can take one sheet and simply roll the length of it or divide the sheet in half and roll 2 small candles. As the wax cools. Once it has melted. While this is heating.

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

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

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

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

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

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

4 ounces Shea Butter 6. cut and let rest for 2 weeks to cure. 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 Neem Oil 23. Instructions: Dissolve lye in water. Combine oils and Shea butter in large soap pot and warm over low until various components have melted.0 ounces palm Oil 6. put it someplace quiet and wrap to insulate. Pour in mold and wrap in blanket to keep temp at an even 100 degrees then insert thermometer to keep track.6 ounces Sodium Hydroxide 14 teaspoons essential oil. Ingredients: 19.2 ounces coconut oil 22. Add the mica mixed with the fragrance oil so there are no clumps of mica. Add the essential oils and stir well.0 ounces water 9. Let cool to 100 degrees.equal parts Citronella Java.FromNatureWithLove. Camper’s Delight with Neem Oil Submitted by Susan of N Syracuse. allow to cool. Pour into mold.com . Melt and cool to 100 degrees. unmold and cut as desired. Blend oils together over a double boiler all except the essential/fragrance oil. Eucalyptus Citriodora.4 ounces olive Oil 16. Combine in large pot and stir briskly until soap traces. After 24 hours. Blend the lye mixture and oils together slowly and stir till it traces. From Nature With Love Page 29 http://www.Bubble Gum Soap Smells so good you’ll want to eat it!!! Ingredients: 8 oz soft water 3 oz lye 7 oz crisco. When both mixtures reach 95’F it’s time to make soap. NY A soap that soothes skin problems and keeps the bugs at bay. Geranium and Rosemary essential oils. Allow soap to cure for at least three weeks before using. Remove from heat to cool. When it gets to 80 degrees it’s ready to unmold.

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

Add lye/carrot mixture to oils. 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. it is only a small batch. Olive oil at trace for superfatting 1 Cup fresh Carrots 3. At light trace I added 2 Tbsp. At heavy trace pour in mold and let sit 18-24 hours. I cut mine in 18 hours.Carrot Veggie Bar Submitted by Antoniette of Bloomingdale.5 oz lye Instructions: Since I was just looking around in the fridge one day when this idea came to me. Hydrogenated Soybean oil (or crisco) 24 oz total oils 1 Tbsp. NJ Vegetable based soap Ingredients: 2 oz sweet almond oil 4 oz canola oil 8 oz coconut oil 2 oz palm kernel oil 8 oz. GSE).com . liquid. Apricot FO. Maybe my stick blender finished the job. there was no trace of chunks or pieces after curing. It has good lather though. then mix with water to total 9oz. Do not let sit longer than 24 hours. Mix oils and let cool to 100 degrees (I added 2 Tbsp. From Nature With Love Page 31 http://www. Although my carrots were not pureed totally. Add 3. and I was limited to what I had on hand.5 oz lye. Let cool to 100 degrees.FromNatureWithLove. Chop and boil 1 cup of fresh carrots. since this does make a very hard bar and may be difficult to cut later.

Clovebud EO 1-1/2 tsp. Add EO’s and Calendula Petals. Pour into mold.English Countryside Soap Submitted by Michele of Jenison.4oz Canola Oil 4.1oz Aloe Oil 5.110*.5oz Palm Oil 4. stir in liquid oils and bring to 90* .8oz Shea Butter . Add lye to water and let cool to 90* . Stick blend to trace.8oz Cocoa Butter 1-1/2 tsp. Calendula Petals @ Trace Instructions: Blend EO’s and FO (preferably 24 hours in advance) and cover. Drizzle lye solution into the oils. http://www.com Page 32 From Nature With Love .3oz Castor Oil 11. MI A heady yet invigorating scent Ingredients: 24oz Water 9oz Lye 20oz Coconut Oil 17. Stir a couple minutes(or until trace if stirring completely by hand). Spearmint EO 1-1/2 tsp. Neroli FO 1/2 C.1oz Sweet Almond Oil .FromNatureWithLove. stirring constantly.110* Melt solid oils.

When both mixtures have cooled to 95’carefully combine in large pot. Stir in essential oil.4 ounces Olive Oil 12. dry area for at least 3 weeks. Allow to sit undisturbed in warm area for 24 hours. I use a 13" square wooden wine box with a lid. NY An ultra creamy bath bar with skin pampering Flax oil Ingredients: 19.until solids are melted.Flax Oil Soap Submitted by Susan of N Syracuse.8 ounces Palm Oil 9. I cut it into 24 bars. Pour in large mold. turn bars over every few days for even drying. Stir to trace.6 ounces Flax Seed oil 22.6 ounces Sodium Hydroxide 23 ounces water 10 tsp essential oil Instructions: Dissolve Sodium Hydroxide in water and allow to cool in safe place. Cut into bars place in cool. From Nature With Love Page 33 http://www.2 ounces Coconut oil 9. Warm oils in large non-reactive pot. This recipe makes 4lbs of soap.com .FromNatureWithLove.

Coconut and Palm Oil Soap . (You don’t want soap to catch cold!!) In a couple of days.Gift Shop Three Oil Soap Submitted by Deidre F. IN Olive. and cover loosely with another sheet of wax paper so air can circulate. let temperature fall to about 110-130 degrees. not volume. Batch Ingredients: 32 oz Olive Oil 8 oz Palm Oil 8 oz Coconut Oil 6.5 oz Lye 18 oz Water 4 or 5 teaspoons fragrance oil 1 heaping teaspoon herbal additives for interest. Wrap mold in blankets so temperature will fall slowly as soap cures. wrap each bar in shrink wrap (with your label. release soap from mold and cut into bars. Stir continually for 45 to 55 minutes until you are sure mixture is at trace (you can see lines and swirls in the soap as you stir). When both mixtures are the SAME temperature (between 110-130 degrees). pour lye mixture into fat mixture. After about two weeks. Tell your friends and customers to enjoy their new soap that lathers and pampers their skin like no other!! Enjoy!! http://www. melt.com Page 34 From Nature With Love . I like ground chamomile! Instructions: After measuring all ingredients by WEIGHT.4 Lb. of Westfield. Place bars separately on wax paper. set aside. Turn the bars 1/4 turn every couple of days so they will cure evenly. of course!) and let soap continue to cure for two more weeks.FromNatureWithLove. Measure out fats by WEIGHT. pour powered lye (with gloves and goggles on for safety!!) into water (NEVER the reverse!!) Stir. Cover top with Saran wrap (to prevent powdery buildup). Add fragrance oils and herbs just before pouring into mold. Cool lye mixture in cold water in sink until its temperature falls to 110-130 degrees. (I like wood loaf-shaped molds!) Pour soap into container lined with freezer paper (for easy release).

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

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

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

cool (c. Ingredients: OILS: 2.3 oz NaOH/Lye 11. great for difficult skin conditions. Tea Tree Oil for treating acne) Instructions: Pour lye into water. Add scent just before pouring into mold. Will yield nice.5 oz.FromNatureWithLove.Lemon Olive Complexion Bar Submitted by Stephanie of Princeton.com Page 38 From Nature With Love . just slice it open so that you can refold it closed to help keep batch warm for first 48 hours.6 oz Sweet almond oil 2. A good mold for this batch is an empty “Parmalat” milk container. stir until clear.4 fl oz Water SCENT: 1.6 oz Grapeseed oil 21.4 oz Olive oil LYE/LIQUID: 4. palm-sized rectagular shapes once cut. Soap should slip out easily. Use stick blender intermittently with spoon (no more than 1 minute at a time for blender). reinforce sides and bottom of box with packing tape. 100-F). but have an extra individual mold or two around to catch any extra soap. Set aside to cool (c. NJ Nourishing & moisturizing.4 oz Lemongrass EO (can add another 0.6 oz Castor oil 2. To help container keep its firm shape. Container should hold most or all of the 2lbs of soap. Don’t cut off the top. 100-F) Heat/melt all oils. http://www.6 oz Coconut oil 2. Stir to trace. allowing for possibly one more use of the mold (otherwise just peel it off). Pour lye/water mixture in slow steady stream into the oils.

From Nature With Love Page 39 http://www.2 oz tallow (beef) 1.0 oz castor oil 24.Luxury Bar Submitted by Kia of Provodence.9 oz sweet almond oil 19.0 oz coconut oil 1.com .9 oz jojoba oil 1.9 oz mango Butter 1. 1.0 oz sal butter recipe was superfatted with: 3 ounces of mango butter. Instructions: Follow basic instructions for cold processed soaps.0 oz olive oil 19.FromNatureWithLove. 2 ounces of jojoba oil.0 oz neem oil 24.3 ounces lye 34.and 2 ounces of emu oil.0 oz emu oil 1.2 oz palm oil 1.5 ounces water 2 tsp hydrolized silk amino acids added to water & lye mixture. RI A luxury body bar Ingredients: 14.

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

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

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

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

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

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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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. Cover with blankets and allow to sit for 24 to 48 hours until it stops generating heat. NJ This soap nourishes the skin in every way possible. Add lye to fats and stir briskly for up to one hour til it “traces”. Add nutrients and essential oils.Vitamin Soap Submitted by Kathryn of Verona. Ingredients (by weight): Lye Solution: 3 lbs (48 oz) distilled water 475g Sodium Hydroxide Fats: 2-1/2 lbs (40 oz) Coconut Oil 1-1/2 lbs (24 oz) Palm Oil 1-3/4 lbs (28 oz) Olive Oil. When hard (up to a week). stir to combine and pour into molds.FromNatureWithLove. Set out to dry and cure for 4-6 weeks. 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. Melt fats and let cool to 80-90 degrees. cut and remove from mold. From Nature With Love Page 49 http://www.com .

6 oz Cocoa Butter 9. . Chamomile powder and Calendula powder Instructions: Make soap according to basic soaping instructions.6 oz Sweet Almond Oil 0. Essential Oil: Lavender. . The EO’s are expensive but more than worth it.Youthful Complexion Submitted by Kim of Winter Haven.FromNatureWithLove. 1 oz.2 oz. Essential Oil: Rose Bulgarian.2 oz Shortening (veg) 4. Add the dried herbs just before pouring into molds.5 oz Water Additives 1. Dried Herbs: 1 oz total: Rose Powder.6 oz Olive Oil 8. I usually make this recipe in a PVC tube mold http://www.5 oz Sodium Hydroxide (NaOH/Lye) 11. FL Designed specifically to be healthy for maturing skin Ingredients: Oils 1.com Page 50 From Nature With Love .0 oz Palm Kernel Oil 12.4 oz total of Essential/Fragrance Oil Essential Oil: Roman Chamomile.2 oz.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Combine lye and water and cool to 100 degrees. Pour into a mold and proceed as you would with cold process soap.FromNatureWithLove. At trace add the vitamin E oil. Baby Soap Submitted by Bonnie of Cedar City. Combine oils and lye/ water mixing well.Baby Bottom Oil Use this oil to soothe redness and chapped skin for baby’s bottom Ingredients: 4 oz Peach Kernel Oil 2 oz Calendula Oil 1 oz Jojoba 1 oz Emu or Camelina Oil 2 drops Lavender Essential oil (Optional) Instructions: Mix oils and store in a bottle.com . 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.

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

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

com Page 62 From Nature With Love . Add mica a little at a time until you get enough color. dried calendula 1 tbsp.FromNatureWithLove.Herbal Baby Balm A soothing balm for chapped or dry skin Ingredients: 1 cup calendula or camelina oil 3 tbsp.10 drops of essential oil of mandarin or lavender Instructions: Add the essential oil to the powdered herbs and mix well. Sift and transfer into powder sifters. Warm oil in top of a double boiler pot. beeswax Instructions: Grind the herbs into a powder using a clean coffee grinder or blender. add the powdered herbs and cook over medium heat for 30 minutes to 1 hour to allow the healing properties of the herbs to fully release in the oil. dried lavender 1 tbsp. NY A talc -free powder for baby Ingredients: 4 oz cornstarch 4 oz arrowroot 1 oz white kaolin clay 1 oz colloidal oat starch 1 oz powdered lavender buds 1 oz powdered calendula petals 1 tsp of a pearlescent mica to color 6 . Add the other dry ingredients to the herbs and mix. http://www. dried chamomile 2 tbsp. add slowly to the oil and herb mixture while whisking with a wisk or egg beater. Store in 2-4 oz. dried rose petals 1 tsp. Melt the beeswax in the top of a double boiler. If you plan to store balm longer than 3 months. and pour the warm herb oil through the strainer into the bowl. hold over glass bowl. keep refrigerated. vitamin E oil 1 1/2 tsp. containers. jojoba oil 4 drops lavender essential oil 8 tbsp. Continue whisking until the mixture is thick and creamy. Place remaining oils in a glass bowl. Place a coffee filter inside a wire strainer. Herbal Baby Powder Submitted by Kibby of Bronx.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1. Unmold and cut when cool. 6. Coconut Oil (20%) 9 oz. 4. Sweet Almond Oil (2%) 23 oz. Emu Oil (12%) 3.Emu Oil Soap Submitted by Kathy of Fort Lee.Stefanie’s Favorite . Add to pre-warmed crock. Castor Oil (6%) 3 oz. 2. Glop into mold.2 oz. NJ Ingredients: 16. Olive Oil (28%) 12 oz. Cover and cook until done. 7.com .8 oz. From Nature With Love Page 99 http://www.4 oz.4 oz. Mix and set aside. Weigh and melt hard oils in microwave. Add lye/water to crock oils while stirring gently. 5. Bring to trace alternating between whisk and stick blender. Distilled Water 8. Palm Oil (15%) 7. Weigh lye and water. Shea Butter (4%) 1. 3. Cocoa Butter (4%) 2. Avocado Oil (5%) 2.6 oz. Lye (6% excess fat) Fragrance and color optional Instructions: OBSERVE ALL STANDARD SAFETY PROCEDURES.2 oz.FromNatureWithLove.14 oz. Weigh and add liquid oils to crock. Jojoba (2%) 1.2 oz.

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

Give it more more quick stir and pour into lip gloss pots. Mix well and pour into containers.FromNatureWithLove. Cocoa Vanilla Lip Gloss Submitted by Sue Ellen of Mesa. Makes approx 12-13 1/4 oz containers. OH Ingredients: 6 tsp jojoba oil 1 tsp aloe vera oil 3 tsp white beeswax 10 drops Bubble gum Flavor Oil 1/4 tsp red gold two tone mica Instructions: In a glass measuring cup melt beeswax in the microwave. flavor oil and vitamin E oil. http://www.com Page 102 From Nature With Love . Remove from heat and add honey. Place jar in pan of boiling water over medium heat. Stir occasionally and heat until all are melted. add the oils (you may need to put in back in the microwave for a few seconds more).Bubble Gum Lip Gloss Submitted by Annmarie of Columbus. 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. Let it cool for about 5 mins. Stir in the bubble gum flavored oil and mica.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

8 oz Baking Soda 0. close and squish until mixed. While blending (stick blender is best)the oils. then adding scent and/or color. Also.3 oz Citric Acid 0.05 oz Oil Phase Grapeseed Oil 2 oz Manog Butter 0. add color/scent.FromNatureWithLove. As cream cools.15 oz Shea Butter 0.Creme de la Cream Submitted by Andrea of Worcester. When COMPLETELY cool. easily absorbed body cream Ingredients: Water Phase: Distilled Water 12. you can add when mixture is still hot. MA A thick.1 oz Soy Letchin 0. transfer to jars.1 oz Instructions: Combine and heat oil phase until fully incorporates. Check with manufacturer for other preservatives. you can put cream into a zip bag. Keep blending. This will depend on your preservative. Heat water phase and dissolve baking soda and cornstarch completely.15 oz Stearic Acid 0. it becomes VERY thick. If using phenonip. http://www.1 oz Corn Starch 0.com Page 112 From Nature With Love . I scent “as I go” by heating the cream slightly. SLOWLY add the water phase. Cut corner from bag and “pipe” into containers. Cool both phases slightly.8 oz Phenonip(or other appropriate preservative) 0.1 oz E-Wax 0.

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

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

(I use a double boiler so you can’t burn it or boil it). FL Thick creamy lotion.00 oz. Stearic Acid (may add less for thinner lotion) 3. then add EO’s & FO’s and GSE and blend some more at a higher speed.50 oz. Calendula Oil 2.50 oz.50 oz. Emulsifying Wax (way cool product that binds water to oil and keeps it from seperating!) 0.30 oz.com .50 oz. butters. Aloe Vera Gel or distilled water Great Patchouli Scent Blend: 1. Pour into jars or pump lotion bottles and continue to shake periodically until the mixture becomes creamy and thick. Hemp Oil 4. Heat the aloe water and rose water mixture to about 140 degrees as well. Lavender Essential Oil 0.0 oz. Vegetable Glycerin 2. Sweet Almond Oil 2. then cool to about 140 degrees. itchy. Tea Tree Oil 2. Instructions: Heat the oils.50 oz. Mango Butter 1.50 oz. Rosewood Essential Oil 0.30 oz.30 oz. Patchouli Essential Oil 0.70 oz. this will prevent any seperation of the oils and water.00 oz.FromNatureWithLove.30 oz. can also be used as a hand cream when made w/ less water or more stearic acid. From Nature With Love Page 115 http://www.00 oz. Coconut Fragrance Oil I chose these essential oils for their specific medicinal purposes that are great for the skin. Rose Water or Floral Water of your choice 32. Grape Seed Extract (GSE) as a natural preservative 3. great for dry.Rich Creamy Butter Lotion Submitted by Staci of Cocoa Beach. Emu Oil 2. Shea Butter 2. and waxes on low until everything has melted. Vitamin E 1000 IU 2. you want to keep blending until mixture is about body temp (around 97 to 98 degrees). 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.50 oz.00 oz.50 oz. or sensitive irritated skin. Put the oils into a large mixing bowl and start mixing on slow while slowly adding the water mixture until all water is added. also great for reducing stretch marks when made w/ EMU Oil Ingredients: 2.

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sweet almond oil into the cooled infusion. Apply to face and allow to dry for 15 min. When the body feels warm from the clay. and massage it gently. simmer for 10 mins. The neem powder is especially good for acne prone skin. Body Clay Submitted by Tracy of Montreal.Masks Beauty’s Secret Submitted by Marc of Oroville. add 3 drops of Orange (or other) Essential Oil to scent it. 3. slowly add the rose hydrosol to the desired consistency. blend it well and add the clay slowly until it’s smooth and pasty. Boil water in a stainless steel pot. sour cream. even can be used for facial mask Ingredients: Dry Lavender 2tbsp Dry Rose buds 2tbsp Water 100ml Honey 1tbsp Fresh Sour Cream 1tbsp Sweet Almond Oil 1tsp Clay(Fuller or whatever suits better for your skin type) 100g Orange Essentil Oil 3drops Instructions: 1. Put the honey. take a cool shower to clean the body. Put the clay over the body. Cool it and filter the water. Take a warm bath before using this therapy. Wash face with mild soap and water. close the lid. let it stay for three minutes. Before use. CA Skin Re-Vitalizing Mask Ingredients: 1 tsp Rose Clay 1 egg white 1/16th tsp Neem Powder 1/2 tsp oat starch Rose hydrosol Instructions: Mix all of the ingredients except the rose hydrosol. Pat dry. QC For all skin type. When this is mixed thoroughly. put the dry lavender and rose buds in.com .FromNatureWithLove. From Nature With Love Page 117 http://www. 2.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Let it sit and harden for several hours and unmold.FromNatureWithLove. Let your base cool approx. I like this because you can lather up your feet with the “smooth” side. From Nature With Love Page 125 http://www. I use a loaf pan. When the base starts to thicken slightly add your fragrance and oatmeal. VA Soothing and moisturizing Ingredients: 2lbs of clear or white melt and pour soap 1/8 to 1/4 cup of Honey 3/4 cup of ground oatmeal 1 tsp of vitamin E 1 tablespoon of Vanilla oil 1 tablespoon of Frankincense and Myrhh oil(Fragrance oil or Essential oil) Instructions: Cut the MP into chunks and heat on a double boiler.Peppermint Exfoliating Foot Soap Submitted by Susan of Highland. Pour a tiny amount of soap into the bottom of the mold. Add peppermint oil and coloring and stir gently to incorporate. 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.com . IN A bar of soap to deodorize and exfoliate the feet. 5-10 min or until it starts to form a skin on top. Add honey and vitamin E. 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. then use the pumice side to get the dead skin off! :) Vanilla Honey Oatmeal Submitted by Tima of Richmond. Pour into molds. You want your oatmeal to be suspended in your base. stir the skin back into the the base. Finish filling the mold the rest of the way.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.Mood Scents: Happiness Submitted by Candice of Osprey. FL Serenity Ingredients: 2 drops sandlewood essential oil 1 drop clove essential oil 3 drops mountain rain fragrance oil (or something of the like) 1 drop your favorite flower fragrance oil (I use gardenia) Instructions: Mix with your favorite base oil (I use jojoba).com . From Nature With Love Page 137 http://www. Store in glass bottle.FromNatureWithLove. and make sure to shake before each use. Shake well before each use. Store in glass bottles.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Body Scrub Submitted by Minh of Albany.FromNatureWithLove. dry place. Mix well. 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. stir in the baby shampoo and there you have it. castor oil. 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. Body Scrub Bliss Submitted by Jenna of Troy. Add sea salt and ground almonds. From Nature With Love Page 147 http://www. Remove from heat. Finally. This mixture’s messy. and apricot kernel oil together. Stone in a cool.com .

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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10 pounds 1 kilogram = 2. 1 liter = 4.Useful Conversions Approximate Equivalents 1 oz = 2 tablespoons or 6 teaspoons or 30 ml/cc or 28. 1 militers = 1/5 teaspoon 5 ml = 1 teaspoon 15 ml = 1 tablespoon 34 ml = 1 fluid oz.1 pints 1 liter = 1.FromNatureWithLove.S.com .06 quarts 1 liter = .775 lbs U.4 fluid oz.5 ounces 500 grams = 1. 350 drops 1 teaspoon is about 5 ml/cc 1 gallon of most oils is approximately 7.205 pounds 1 kilogram = 35 oz.18 grams or approx.) = 3.035 ounce 100 grams = 3.2 cups 1 liter = 2. From Nature With Love Page 165 http://www. 240 ml = 1 cup 1 liter = 34 fluid oz.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) = .95 liter 4 quarts (1 gal.35 grams or approx. 100 ml = 3. 700 drops 1/2 oz = 1 tablespoon or 3 teaspoons or 15ml/cc 14.26 gallon Weight 1 gram = .S.

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

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

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

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

A candle is basically a block of wax or fat (fuel) wrapped around a wick. tallow and beeswax. They are generally used to create a peaceful. Novelty candles . Only a process of trial and error and good note taking can make you an expert on the subject of candles. remember it isn’t done until it burns well so keep working at it until you get a good smokeless. Votives . without color or fragrance.com . Types of Candles Container candles . it â•œwicksâ•• the fuel up through the fibers and then vaporizes the fuel. The techniques used in candlemaking are relatively simple however the art of candlemaking cannot be mastered simply by reading about the techniques. Good note taking will allow you to determine what works and what doesn’t and when you perfect your candle.thick little candles about 2 inches in diameter and about 2-3 inches tall. sizes. Now candlemaking is an art form and candles have become decorative works of art that come in an infinite variety of shapes. Nowadays. From Nature With Love Page 171 http://www.thick columns of wax that can be made in a variety of geometric shapes. The earliest forms of fuel were animals fats. 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.irregularly shaped candles that are made by molding or sculpting wax in the shape of various objects/figurines. Candles have recently become a big part of home decor and this has encouraged the development of new techniques and materials. Eventually the development of paraffin revolutionized the candle industry and we were able to achieve long burning.little containers candles used for warming potpourri pots and food trays. can be melted down again and re used. What ever doesn’t work. colors & fragrances. candles can be made with pure beeswax or pure paraffin or a blend of the two. Tapers . They came in standard sizes and shapes. you will be able to reproduce it. smoke free. There are also a number of different specialty waxes that are used to give candles longer burning times and special effects. As it melts.1 inch in diameter and are made to fit in a candle holder. Candles were meant to be burned so no matter how beautiful your candle comes out. plant waxes. The wick burns and melts the solid fuel around it. Tea lights . even burning candle.FromNatureWithLove.tall thin candles that are about 1/2 . These candles are usually made of soft wax. Tapers can also be made with a mold or by rolling sheets of wax around a wick.Candlemaking Introduction Candles were once used merely as a source of light and were simple and plain. These are typically used in small spaces like bath rooms for fragrance. romantic ambiance and are treasured for their relaxing effect. The materials you use will determine the quality of your candles but each candle will require a different combination of materials and techniques. inexpensive candles. 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. Pillar candles .

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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