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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Add the oils to the butter wax mixture.Body Butter Submitted by Catina of Moreno Valley. CA A soft. Mix mica into 1 tablespoon of oil and then add to the rest of the oils.soothing. I like the smell of cocoa butter. Pour into molds and let harden. cocoa butter 1/2 tsp. so I use the least amount of fragrance oil. Ingredients: 1/8 cup illipe butter 1 1/2 tsp virgin coconut oil 1 T almond oil.com . Spoon into containers and let solidify. apricot oil or peach kernel oil 1 1/2 tsp emu or avocado oil 1 1/2 tsp hydrogenated jojoba MP 56 5-10 drops essential oil mica can be used to color Instructions: Melt illipe butter & jojoba together in a double boiler. Body Butter Bar Cocoa Butter Moisturizing Bar Ingredients: 4 oz.FromNatureWithLove. easy to make body butter. vanilla fragrance oil Instructions: In a double boiler melt ingredients. sweet almond oil 4 oz beeswax 4 oz. to 3 tsp. From Nature With Love Page 13 http://www. Add EO and whip until cool. Cool slightly and add fragrance.

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

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

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

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

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

FromNatureWithLove. plastic. Germal Plus and scent last.com . Blend for several minutes.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. oil and jojoba and crumble camphor gum into the mix. The small. Add butters. Add the Emu. RI Linament for sore muscles Ingredients: 4 tsp shea butter 3 TBS of vegetable oil 2 tbs of jojoba oil 1 cake (1 tbs) camphor gum 15 ml peppermint oil 15 ml eucalyptus oil 10ml of lavender oil 1 tsp beeswax pellets Instructions: Melt shea butter. From Nature With Love Page 19 http://www. then coconut oil. (use rubber gloves it’s really stinky) When it is liquid add essential oils and pour into a 4 oz container and let set. disposable containers work well. It will be a thin ointment that will relieve tired muscles. Blend with a stick blender while adding the remaining oils. until cool and put into jars or containers of choice.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I cut it into 24 bars.6 ounces Flax Seed oil 22. Cut into bars place in cool. This recipe makes 4lbs of soap.8 ounces Palm Oil 9. dry area for at least 3 weeks. Warm oils in large non-reactive pot. Stir in essential oil. Allow to sit undisturbed in warm area for 24 hours. I use a 13" square wooden wine box with a lid.4 ounces Olive Oil 12.com . When both mixtures have cooled to 95’carefully combine in large pot. Pour in large mold.FromNatureWithLove. NY An ultra creamy bath bar with skin pampering Flax oil Ingredients: 19. From Nature With Love Page 33 http://www.6 ounces Sodium Hydroxide 23 ounces water 10 tsp essential oil Instructions: Dissolve Sodium Hydroxide in water and allow to cool in safe place.Flax Oil Soap Submitted by Susan of N Syracuse.until solids are melted.2 ounces Coconut oil 9. turn bars over every few days for even drying. Stir to trace.

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

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

CA Inexpensive oils can make a luxurious bar of soap Ingredients: Oils: 2.com Page 36 From Nature With Love . Allow to cure.5 and 9. Allow 1 to 2 days to set-up.4 oz Palm Oil 2. the pH reading should be between 7. heat gently.4 oz Sweet Almond Oil 4.Good Bar Submitted by Brian of Fairfield.4 oz Sunflower Oil Lye/Water: 2.0 oz Coconut Oil 3.0. Remove from mold and cut into bars. http://www. Once the temperature has cooled to 100-125 degrees.7 oz Water Instructions: Combine oils. the lye solution is ready. Combine the melted oils and lye solution together. Temporarily set oils aside.FromNatureWithLove.4 oz NaOH/Lye 5. Pour into prepared molds. Add fragrance. Combine the lye and the water. When the bars are cured. Add the lye slowly and stir constantly.4 oz Olive Oil 2. the oils are ready. Stir until tracing occurs. Once the fats and oils are melted and the temperature is 100-125 degrees.4 oz Grapeseed Oil 2. never let a bunch of granules become caked on the bottom of the container.

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

6 oz Sweet almond oil 2.4 oz Lemongrass EO (can add another 0. Tea Tree Oil for treating acne) Instructions: Pour lye into water.6 oz Grapeseed oil 21.com Page 38 From Nature With Love . 100-F) Heat/melt all oils. A good mold for this batch is an empty “Parmalat” milk container. stir until clear.4 fl oz Water SCENT: 1. Will yield nice. allowing for possibly one more use of the mold (otherwise just peel it off).5 oz. Pour lye/water mixture in slow steady stream into the oils. palm-sized rectagular shapes once cut.6 oz Castor oil 2. Container should hold most or all of the 2lbs of soap. reinforce sides and bottom of box with packing tape.4 oz Olive oil LYE/LIQUID: 4. Set aside to cool (c. To help container keep its firm shape. http://www. cool (c. but have an extra individual mold or two around to catch any extra soap.6 oz Coconut oil 2. Don’t cut off the top. 100-F). great for difficult skin conditions. Use stick blender intermittently with spoon (no more than 1 minute at a time for blender).3 oz NaOH/Lye 11.FromNatureWithLove. Add scent just before pouring into mold. Stir to trace. NJ Nourishing & moisturizing.Lemon Olive Complexion Bar Submitted by Stephanie of Princeton. Ingredients: OILS: 2. Soap should slip out easily. just slice it open so that you can refold it closed to help keep batch warm for first 48 hours.

and 2 ounces of emu oil. 2 ounces of jojoba oil.3 ounces lye 34.9 oz jojoba oil 1.9 oz sweet almond oil 19. RI A luxury body bar Ingredients: 14.9 oz mango Butter 1.Luxury Bar Submitted by Kia of Provodence. From Nature With Love Page 39 http://www.0 oz emu oil 1.0 oz castor oil 24.0 oz neem oil 24. 1.5 ounces water 2 tsp hydrolized silk amino acids added to water & lye mixture.0 oz olive oil 19.com . Instructions: Follow basic instructions for cold processed soaps.2 oz tallow (beef) 1.0 oz coconut oil 1.FromNatureWithLove.0 oz sal butter recipe was superfatted with: 3 ounces of mango butter.2 oz palm oil 1.

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

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

~ Combine lye and liquid. Should trace quite quickly.4 oz Lye (NaOH) 5. ~ Pour raw soap into your prepared molds. http://www.2 oz Shea Butter LYE/LIQUID 2. NJ Exceptionally elegant gift soap. Allow to cool (100° F to 125° F).0 oz Mango Butter 3. Allow to cure for 3 weeks. stir well. Stir until trace.Nutmeg Butter Soap Submitted by Stephanie of Princeton. the soap can be turned out of the mold. Place the bars on something that will allow air to circulate all around (or flip bars every few days). medium sized elegant gift bars.2 oz Nutmeg Butter (1%) SCENT: Nutmeg EO Vanilla EO Instructions: This makes a few.7 oz Buttermilk (goat’s or whole milk) powder in water SUPERFAT 0. ~ After 48 hours. but for no more than one minute at a time — then go back to spoon. Set aside and to cool (100° F to 125° F).0 oz Cocoa Butter 1. butter sampler sets to use. Use a decorative but sturdy set of molds to ladel in the raw soap. ~ Combine oils and melt. depending on the molds used.FromNatureWithLove. Ingredients: BUTTERS/OIL: 4.6 oz Coconut Oil 4.com Page 42 From Nature With Love .2 oz Sal Butter 3. Can use stick blender intermittently. Great way to put the FNWL 4 oz. ~ Pour lye/liquid solution into melted oils in thin steady stream. Don’t over-stir beyond trace.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Essential Oil: Lavender.6 oz Olive Oil 8. Dried Herbs: 1 oz total: Rose Powder.com Page 50 From Nature With Love .4 oz total of Essential/Fragrance Oil Essential Oil: Roman Chamomile. . 1 oz. The EO’s are expensive but more than worth it.0 oz Palm Kernel Oil 12. . Add the dried herbs just before pouring into molds.2 oz Shortening (veg) 4. Essential Oil: Rose Bulgarian. FL Designed specifically to be healthy for maturing skin Ingredients: Oils 1.5 oz Water Additives 1.Youthful Complexion Submitted by Kim of Winter Haven. I usually make this recipe in a PVC tube mold http://www.2 oz. Chamomile powder and Calendula powder Instructions: Make soap according to basic soaping instructions.6 oz Cocoa Butter 9.FromNatureWithLove.2 oz.5 oz Sodium Hydroxide (NaOH/Lye) 11.6 oz Sweet Almond Oil 0.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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. From Nature With Love Page 59 http://www. Combine oils and lye/ water mixing well. UT Ingredients: 194 g lye 19 oz water 8 oz sweet almond oil 7 oz jojoba 2 oz castor oil 4 oz shea butter 19 oz coconut oil 14 oz palm oil 1 oz vitamin E oil Instructions: Heat oils to 100 degrees.com . Baby Soap Submitted by Bonnie of Cedar City. 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.

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

FromNatureWithLove. calendula oil 0. Pour into a 6 oz.5 oz.0 oz. pure olive oil 1. wheat germ oil 0. Diaper Ointment Ingredients: 16 oz Sweet Almond Oil 8 oz Shea Butter 8 oz Jojoba Oil 4. vitamin E 250 IU 6 drops Roman chamomile essential oil Instructions: Mix all of the ingredients together. or for baby massage. butter and beeswax together in double boiler until wax and butter is melted. avocado oil 0. Pour into jars. Use oil after baby’s bath.5 oz Virgin Coconut Oil 4. MN 100% natural oil for baby. Add 1% Tea Tree. with healing & soothing properties.Calendula Baby Oil Submitted by Jena of Albert Lea. Since it uses 100% natural oils. it will absorb in nicely. cobalt bottle.3 oz. jojoba oil 0.2 oz. Ingredients: 2.5 oz. and keep babies skin soft and healthy. Then add the Calendula and stir.5 oz Beeswax 2 Drops Calendula Absolute Instructions: Mix oils.com . From Nature With Love Page 61 http://www.5 oz. Lavender and Chamomile essential oils (combined volume).

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Shake before each Use.com .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. This helped clear up black heads from our teenagers faces AND helped clear up an itchy rash from our 10 year olds face. Anti-Wrinkle Clay Mask Submitted by Cindy of Allegan.FromNatureWithLove. Also helped clear up a facial rash! Ingredients: 4oz Witch Hazel 20 drops Lavender EO 10 drops Tea Tree EO Instructions: Mix ingredients well in bottle. From Nature With Love Page 75 http://www. 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. Leave on for 5 minutes & rinse off with warm water. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

lanolin. take off heat and add essential oils. melt beeswax.FromNatureWithLove.com . Moisturizing Facial Scrub 1/8 cup borage seed meal 1/8 cup evening primrose meal 12 drops rosehip seed oil 1 tsp jojoba oil 2 drops geranium essential oil Heavy cream as needed Mix all ingredients together using enough heavy cream to make a thick paste. Wisk until cool. Massage into the skin in a circular motion and then rinse with warm water. Avocado Oil 1 oz. When melted. Lanolin 2 oz.Moisturizing Cleanser Dry Skin Cleansing Cream Ingredients: 1/2 oz. then water. Beeswax 1 oz. From Nature With Love Page 83 http://www. Grapeseed Oil 2 drops Clary-Sage Essential Oil 2 drops Lemon Essential Oil 3 oz. Almond Oil 1 oz. and oils. Stir well. Spring Water Instructions: Using a double boiler.

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

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

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

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

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

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

**Note** Feel free to experiment with different herbs and essential oils for this recipe. cover and let steep at least 30 minutes. From Nature With Love Page 91 http://www. GA A natural shampoo for the hair Ingredients: 3 oz Liquid Castile Soap 1 heaping tbsp Chamomile Flowers 1 heaping tbsp Nettle Leaves 1 heaping tbsp Sage Leaves 1 heaping tbsp Rosemary Leaves Jojoba Oil (for extra conditioning—optional) Few drops each of rosemary and lavender oils 3 cups boiling water Instructions: Mix herbs together in a bowl. if desired. Add a few squirts of jojoba oil and essential oils. Add water to herbs. Shake well before each use to mix the oil with the soap. Good for hair and skin. Strain herbs and funnel into soap.Herbal Shampoo Submitted by Tiffany of Cartersville.FromNatureWithLove. so use only a little bit when shampooing. Loc Butter Submitted by Lori of Kansas City. Makes approximately 4 ounces. Pour castile soap into a bottle.com . Shampoo will be very runny. pour in container and let cool. MO Shea butter recipe for loc care and maintenance Ingredients: 2 Tbsp shea butter 2 Tbsp mango butter 2 Tbsp coconut oil 1 tsp lanolin 1 tsp sweet almond oil 1 tsp jojoba 1 tsp avocado oil 10 drops-ylang-ylang 1/8 tsp vanilla fragrance oil (or fragrance oil of your choice) Instructions: Melt ingredients together. but also very concentrated.

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

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

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

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

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

From Nature With Love Page 99 http://www. Cover and cook until done. Castor Oil (6%) 3 oz.4 oz. Bring to trace alternating between whisk and stick blender. Weigh and melt hard oils in microwave. Lye (6% excess fat) Fragrance and color optional Instructions: OBSERVE ALL STANDARD SAFETY PROCEDURES.2 oz. Weigh and add liquid oils to crock.2 oz. Jojoba (2%) 1.com .FromNatureWithLove. 2. 1. Olive Oil (28%) 12 oz. Add lye/water to crock oils while stirring gently. Sweet Almond Oil (2%) 23 oz. Palm Oil (15%) 7.8 oz. Mix and set aside.4 oz. Weigh lye and water.14 oz. NJ Ingredients: 16.Emu Oil Soap Submitted by Kathy of Fort Lee. Unmold and cut when cool. Shea Butter (4%) 1. Coconut Oil (20%) 9 oz. Glop into mold.2 oz. Add to pre-warmed crock. 6. Avocado Oil (5%) 2. 5.6 oz. 7. Distilled Water 8. 3.Stefanie’s Favorite . 4. Emu Oil (12%) 3. Cocoa Butter (4%) 2.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1 oz E-Wax 0. it becomes VERY thick. transfer to jars. If using phenonip. Check with manufacturer for other preservatives.Creme de la Cream Submitted by Andrea of Worcester. Heat water phase and dissolve baking soda and cornstarch completely. I scent “as I go” by heating the cream slightly. you can add when mixture is still hot. This will depend on your preservative.3 oz Citric Acid 0. As cream cools. you can put cream into a zip bag. close and squish until mixed. SLOWLY add the water phase. Also.15 oz Shea Butter 0.8 oz Baking Soda 0. Cut corner from bag and “pipe” into containers. http://www. easily absorbed body cream Ingredients: Water Phase: Distilled Water 12.FromNatureWithLove. Keep blending.8 oz Phenonip(or other appropriate preservative) 0.com Page 112 From Nature With Love . When COMPLETELY cool.1 oz Instructions: Combine and heat oil phase until fully incorporates. MA A thick. Cool both phases slightly. then adding scent and/or color. While blending (stick blender is best)the oils.05 oz Oil Phase Grapeseed Oil 2 oz Manog Butter 0.1 oz Soy Letchin 0.1 oz Corn Starch 0.15 oz Stearic Acid 0. add color/scent.

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

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

you want to keep blending until mixture is about body temp (around 97 to 98 degrees). Vitamin E 1000 IU 2. Pour into jars or pump lotion bottles and continue to shake periodically until the mixture becomes creamy and thick. great for dry. can also be used as a hand cream when made w/ less water or more stearic acid. Put the oils into a large mixing bowl and start mixing on slow while slowly adding the water mixture until all water is added. Vegetable Glycerin 2.70 oz. FL Thick creamy lotion. From Nature With Love Page 115 http://www. this will prevent any seperation of the oils and water. Instructions: Heat the oils.30 oz.00 oz.50 oz. then cool to about 140 degrees.50 oz. Emu Oil 2. Patchouli Essential Oil 0. Stearic Acid (may add less for thinner lotion) 3. Emulsifying Wax (way cool product that binds water to oil and keeps it from seperating!) 0.30 oz. also great for reducing stretch marks when made w/ EMU Oil Ingredients: 2.0 oz.50 oz.30 oz. itchy.50 oz.FromNatureWithLove. (I use a double boiler so you can’t burn it or boil it).00 oz. or sensitive irritated skin.50 oz. and waxes on low until everything has melted. The coconut fragrance oil balances the essential oil blend and tones it down yet still giving the Patchouli the middle note while also toning down the coconut fragrance and leaving it as the base note.50 oz. Coconut Fragrance Oil I chose these essential oils for their specific medicinal purposes that are great for the skin. Rosewood Essential Oil 0. Hemp Oil 4. Mango Butter 1.50 oz. Calendula Oil 2.Rich Creamy Butter Lotion Submitted by Staci of Cocoa Beach. Heat the aloe water and rose water mixture to about 140 degrees as well.00 oz.30 oz. butters.com . Sweet Almond Oil 2. Grape Seed Extract (GSE) as a natural preservative 3.50 oz.00 oz. Rose Water or Floral Water of your choice 32. Lavender Essential Oil 0. Aloe Vera Gel or distilled water Great Patchouli Scent Blend: 1. then add EO’s & FO’s and GSE and blend some more at a higher speed. Shea Butter 2. Tea Tree Oil 2.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

stir the skin back into the the base.FromNatureWithLove. Let your base cool approx. 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. then use the pumice side to get the dead skin off! :) Vanilla Honey Oatmeal Submitted by Tima of Richmond. I use a loaf pan. Pour into molds. Add peppermint oil and coloring and stir gently to incorporate. 5-10 min or until it starts to form a skin on top. Carefully sprinkle a generous coating of pumice powder onto the bottom of the mold (I like about 1/4 inch thick). You want your oatmeal to be suspended in your base. IN A bar of soap to deodorize and exfoliate the feet. VA Soothing and moisturizing Ingredients: 2lbs of clear or white melt and pour soap 1/8 to 1/4 cup of Honey 3/4 cup of ground oatmeal 1 tsp of vitamin E 1 tablespoon of Vanilla oil 1 tablespoon of Frankincense and Myrhh oil(Fragrance oil or Essential oil) Instructions: Cut the MP into chunks and heat on a double boiler. Slice and let it sit for 24hr and wrap with plastic wrap. Add honey and vitamin E. When the base starts to thicken slightly add your fragrance and oatmeal. Let it sit and harden for several hours and unmold.Peppermint Exfoliating Foot Soap Submitted by Susan of Highland. I like this because you can lather up your feet with the “smooth” side. Pour a tiny amount of soap into the bottom of the mold.com . Finish filling the mold the rest of the way. From Nature With Love Page 125 http://www.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

From Nature With Love Page 147 http://www.com . Stone in a cool. dry place.Body Scrub Submitted by Minh of Albany. Ingredients: 2 cups colloidal oatmeal coarse 1/2 cup honey 1/2 cup chopped almonds 1/4 cup chopped dried orange rinds 1/2 cup peach kernel oil 1/4 cup hazelnut oil 2 Tbsp vitamin E 1000 IU oil 8 drops geranium essential oil 4 drops lime essential oil Instructions: Mix together all ingredients and pour into a glass jar or container. MO Give the gift of flake-free skin with this yummy scrub. Body Scrub Bliss Submitted by Jenna of Troy. stir in the baby shampoo and there you have it. Remove from heat. 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. Mix well. Add sea salt and ground almonds. so apply to damp skin while in the shower. This mixture’s messy.FromNatureWithLove. and apricot kernel oil together. Finally. castor oil.

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

Cleansing Aromatic Salt Glow Submitted by Kymberli Gayle of Manchester. NH Clears the skin of dead cells and toxins while soaking up minerals and leaving a healthy glow. Mica Instructions: Heat melted glycerin soap and liquid soap until warmed and stir in the mica until well blended.com . Either way it will leave your skin clean and soft and give you a subtle fragrence that will enhance your mood. Set into a nice herb bath and soak for 20 minutes. That’s it! I was VERY frustrated by salt scrubs/salt glow recipes that dripped all over and were an oily mess. use ample amount and rub viggorously in circular motion. 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. 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. then add baking soda and borax and mix again. fragrance oil 1/2 tsp. 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. Add oils to salts and mix and store. or rinse off in the shower. Before bathing or showering.FromNatureWithLove. Add salt and stir well to mix completely. Add essential oils to the carrier oil before mixing with salts mixture. NY A salt scrub that’s EASY to make and use! Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups dead sea salt fine 1 oz honey glycerin soap. Add oil and fragrance oil and blend thoroughly until emulsified. Enjoy Diane’s Body Polish Submitted by Diane of East Islip.

VA This scrub is good for acne. To use. Massage into the skin using a circular motion and then rinse with warm water. 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.Fruit n Honey Oatmeal Body Scrub 1/4 cup mashed ripe mango 1 mashed kiwi 1/2 cup colloidal oatmealfine or coarse 1/4 cup aritha powder 2 tablespoons rose petal powder. Happy Skin Scrub Submitted by Maryam of Lexington.com Page 150 From Nature With Love .add a small amount of water added to a tsp or so of scrub! http://www.FromNatureWithLove. orange peel powder or lemon peel powder 1 tablespoon goats milk powder 1 teaspoon honey Heavy Cream as needed Mix all ingredients together using enough heavy cream to make a thick paste. then add oils and stir well. pimples. Store in a jar.

Add liquid soap & oils. package as desired. Than add vitamin e and fragrance.com . Remove from heat. the mixture should be thick and goupy but still warm. essential oils. safflower.FromNatureWithLove. By this time. Plop into a glass or plastic container and let cool (or you can use immediately as long as it’s thick to your liking). vitamin E 6-8 drops rose fo 4-6 drops lavender e.o. or other light oil 1 tbsp jojoba oil 3/8 cup epsom salts (or other coarse salt) 1 tsp aloe gel (optional) a few drops peppermint EO a few drops tea tree EO (less than the mint) blue or green mica powder for color (optional) Instructions: Melt glycerin soap base in a double boiler.Lavender Rose Sugar Scrub Submitted by Jenn of Bechtelsville. aloe. Instructions: Combine brown sugar and oil until it reaches a paste like consistency. PA Ingredients: 1 cup sugar or brown sugar 1/4 cup almond oil (or other oil of choice) 1/2 tsp. and color (mix powder with a little oil before you mix it in). Stir in salt. From Nature With Love Page 151 http://www. MI Moisturizing Scrub that Doubles as a soap Ingredients: 1/2 oz glycerin soap base 1/8 cup liquid castille soap 1/8 cup sunflower. Mint Salt Scrub Submitted by Cindy of Allegan.

Oatmeal Body Scrub
Submitted by Elise of Lake Elsinore, CA Exfoliate dead skin cells and give the skin a smooth texture Ingredients: 1 handful brown lentils 1 handful coarse rolled oats 1/2 tsp. carrot oil 1/2 tsp. jojoba oil water Instructions: 1)In a blender, reduce the lentils to a coarse powder. Add the rolled oats and process again to make powder; then add the oils and process again. Blend in water by the teaspoonful until the mixture becomes a thick paste. 2) Spoon the miture into a bowl. Massage the scrub all over the body before a shower or bath, paying paticular attention to dry areas. Makes enough for one application.

Sugar & Spice Body Polish
1 cup sugar 1/2 tsp cinnamon powder 4 T orange peel powder 1/4 cup sunflower oil 1/4 cup peach kernel oil 1/8 cup meadowfoam seed oil or jojoba 1 t T50 1/4 cup rice bran oil 1/8 cup wheatgerm oil 1/2 - 1 tsp orange and cinnamon Fragrance oil or apple spice Fragrance oil or any other spice scent FO of your choice. Mix the dry ingredients together. Mix the oils and the fragrance oil together. Combine the oils and dry ingredients and package in a suitable jar type container. To use, scoop out and massage into the skin.

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Summer Salt Scrub
Submitted by Jo Ann of Silver Spring, MD A refreshing salt scrub for summer! Ingredients: (* All ingredients are approximate, use more or less to suit) 2 cups Sea Salt 1/2 cup Corn Meal 1/2 cup light oil 1 TSP Soapnut or liquid soap (opt) EO or FO (for summer I use citrus scents like lemon, orange, grapefruit) Powdered colorant (opt) Instructions: (*note: mix thoroughly each time an ingredient is added) Pour & mix salt and corn meal in a large bowl. Mix in colorant & soapnut if using. For summer I use yellow, coral, or other “sunshiney” colors. I also add in a teeny bit of cosmetic grade glitter. Add EO or FO’s and let sit overnight with a paper towel covering it to “fix” the scent. Next, pour and mix the oil and liquid soap. I prefer light oils like grapeseed or almond, especially for the summer mix. For drier skin in the winter I use a heavier oil. The consistancy should be like damp sand. Scoop into a plastic container (glass is too risky as this should be in the shower). To use, scoop out a couple of fingerfulls and rub along the body BEFORE washing. Actually, with the soap already in it (you can omit if you like) additional washing may not be necessary, but I would avoid the face and other sensitive areas. DEFINITELY avoid any cuts or abrasions as the salt would sting!

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Miscellaneous
5-Alive Air Freshner
Submitted by Sofi of Montreal, QC 5-Alive Type EO Blend Air Freshner Ingredients: 1 tsp of vodka (the stronger the better) (almost) 2oz distilled water 12 drops Sweet Orange EO 12 drops Grapefruit EO 11 drops Tangerine EO 7 drops Mandarin EO 4 drops Bergamot EO 2 drops Lemon EO 2 drops Lime EO 2 drops May Chang EO (Litsea Cubeba) Instructions: Pour vodka into sterile glass cobalt/amber bottle (60ml/2oz.). Add essential oils. Shake well, add distilled water, cap with an atomiser. Shake well before each use. * A 2oz bottle is good for about 500 sprays. ** If you double the recipe to make 4oz, add 1 drop each of lemongrass and ginger EO... mmmmmmm *** Do not spray directly over furniture or fabrics. Keep away from flame. Do not spray near drinks, food or eyes. Keep away from children.

Air Freshner Gel
Ingredients: Air Freshener Gel Base Candle Dye Candle Fragrance Oil Instructions: Air freshener gels are easy to make if you use our gel base. You simply start by melting the gel base in a double boiler being careful not to overheat it. It takes a while so be patient. Don’t stir too much because it will make air bubbles. Once your base is liquid, add candle dyes drop by drop, stirring to get a uniform color. Once you are satisfied with the color, add your fragrance oil (1/2 - 1 oz per 8 oz gel base). Be careful to choose your colors and fragrance oils carefully because if your fragrance oil is yellow or orange in color, it will affect the color of your gel making it difficult to get colors like purple or blue. Quickly pour your gel into glass jars or votive containers. Let them set up.

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Anointing Oil
Submitted by Ray of El Paso, TX Used for anointing purposes Ingredients: 17 drops Maja fragrance oil 3-4 drops sandalwood fragrance oil 2 -3 drops woodspice fragrance oil 1 oz fractionated coconut oil to dilute. Instructions: Combine and use to anoint.

Body Powder
Ingredients: 1/3 cup cornstarch 1/3 cup arrowroot powder 1/3 cup oatmeal fine Mica Essential Oil Instructions: Mix the dry ingredients and add the essential oil drop by drop mixing very well. Add 1/4 tsp of mica to color.

Botanical Oil Bottle
Instructions: Fill a glass bottle with dried potpourri and fill to the top with liquid paraffin. Seal the cork into place with sealing wax and package the bottle in a basket with a wick stopper. Give instructions to remove the cork and place the wick stopper into the jar. Once the wick has absorbed some paraffin, the lamp is ready to light.

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Celestial Dreams Pillow
Submitted by Celeste Murray A small pillow filled with wonderful scents to help enhance your sleep Ingredients: 1 tbsp Frankincense 1 tbsp Sandalwood 2 tbsp Rose petals 1 tbsp Orris root powder or other fixative of choice 1-2 drops Sandalwood essential oil 1-2 drops Rose essential oil Instructions: Sew a natural fiber pouch, fill with mixture, and sew shut. Place between pillow and case for heavenly dreams.

Cool Foot Powder
Submitted by Eric of Yakima, WA A minty scented soothing foot powder Ingredients: <1 tsp finely ground peppermint> <1 tsp finely ground arnica flowers> <1/4 cup cornstarch> <3/4 cup baking soda> <1 tsp white clay> <25-30 drops peppermint and spearmint essential oils> Instructions: Mix all ingredients together in a bowl. Shake before use. Store in cool, dark location. Shelf life up to 1 year

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Crystal Gel Air Fresheners
Submitted by Andrea of Worcester, MA These are great Non-molding air fresheners. Use an EO for best scent throw Ingredients: 1 tsp Agrosoak Polymer crystals(Soil Moist) 3 TBSP vodka 4 oz Distilled Water EO or FO Liquid Coloring(if desired) 8oz ‘Jelly’ Jar Instructions: Add vodka, EO and COloring to jar. Mix WELL. Add polymer crystals. Stir. Add water (Jar should be about 1/2 full) Wait. Crystals will expand to fill jar. Use an EO witha strong scent (Lavender, Peppermint, Lemongrass) for the best scent throw. Liquid Potpourri oil (concentrated) can be used in place of color, scent, vodka and water.

Flea Powder
Submitted by Maryam of Lexington, VA For use on pets, beds, or carpets Ingredients: 2 cups baking soda 1 cup pennyroyal (dried) 1 cup lavender (dried) 1 cup rosemary (dried) 5 drops citronella EO 5 drops pennyroyal EO 10 drops lemon EO 5 drops rosemary EO 10 drops lavender EO Instructions: Blend herbs until they form a fine powder and then blend with baking soda. Add eo’s and mix well. Store in a powder sifter. Sprinkle a small amount onto your carpets or put a small amount on your animal bed. Let sit and then vacuum.

Fragrance Spray
Instructions: Add a few drops of your favourite essential oil blend or fragrance oil to 1 oz of Everclear or high proof vodka. Stir and add 2-3 oz of distilled water. Transfer to a glass sprayer bottle.

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Gel Air Fresheners
Submitted by Brenda of Warrenton, MO Ingredients: 1 packet knox gelatin 3/4 c. water 1/4 c.vodka 1-2 TBS.fragrance oil food coloring if disired Instructions: Dissolve the gelatin in boiling water. Allow to cool to room temp. then add vodka, coloring, and scent. Pour in a decorative jar and refrigerate until set.

Glitter Gel for the Body
Submitted by Clementine of Boston, MA Ingredients: 1/4 cup aloe moist 1 teaspoon glycerin 1/4 teaspoon mica or glitter 5 drops fragrance oil Pinch of mica for color Instructions: Mix aloe and glycerin in a small bowl. Stir in glitter, fragrance and mica.

Making a Tea
Instructions: Pouring 2 cups of boiling water over 1 oz of dried herb (double the amount if using fresh) and allow it to sit for 2-4 minutes or 5-10 minutes for barks, roots, and other hard plant material. Teas can be used in the bath, as foot soaks, hair rinses, wetting agents for facials, skin wash for wounds or irritated skin, or of course for taking internally. Teas can also replace water in skin care formulations however care must be taken to preserve your finished product properly.

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

PA Refreshes and Sooths the tiredest and Stinkiest Feet Ingredients: 1 cup everclear 1/2 cup distilled or filtered water 1/2 cup witch hazel 1 ml tea tree essential oil 1ml pepermint essential oil food color Instructions: Add essential oils into everclear and stir. Keep in spray bottle. spray on feet and let air dry.FromNatureWithLove. From Nature With Love Page 161 http://www. Refreshing blue or green color adds to the experience.Minty Toes Foot Spray Submitted by Ruth Herron of Philadelphia.com . working the oil into the skin and around the cuticles. solution will become cloudy. Kicking feet in air like a little kid while drying may refresh sprit at same time. Then quickly stir in the essential oil and rub into both hands. Moisturizing Hand Treatment Oil If winter is doing a number on your hands. Tint with food color. cover hands with a pair of gloves and leave for 30 minutes. Add water and witch hazel. For best results. try this super rich hand treatment: 1 tsp carrot oil 1 tsp flax seed oil 1 tsp jojoba 1 drop essential oil of geranium (optional) Slowly warm up the 3 oils while you soak your hands in hot water.

com Page 162 From Nature With Love . Sprinkle in shoes/ sneakers. 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. NY Moisturising anti-fungal oil Ingredients: 10 ml sweet almond oil 5 ml hempseed oil 10 drops vitamin E oil 10 drops tea tree EO 3 drops myrrh EO 5 drops lavender EO Instructions: Mix all the ingredients and store in a cool. Mix into baking soda and arrowroot powder.FromNatureWithLove. dark place.Nail Oil Submitted by Yuliya of New York. Shoe Powder Submitted by Andrea of Worcester. Massage into nails and area around nails as desired.

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

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205 pounds 1 kilogram = 35 oz.S. 1 militers = 1/5 teaspoon 5 ml = 1 teaspoon 15 ml = 1 tablespoon 34 ml = 1 fluid oz.35 grams or approx.95 liter 4 quarts (1 gal. 100 ml = 3. 240 ml = 1 cup 1 liter = 34 fluid oz.1 pints 1 liter = 1.10 pounds 1 kilogram = 2.06 quarts 1 liter = .8 liters Metric to U.com . 700 drops 1/2 oz = 1 tablespoon or 3 teaspoons or 15ml/cc 14. From Nature With Love Page 165 http://www.775 lbs U.FromNatureWithLove.5 ounces 500 grams = 1.4 fluid oz.) = 3. 1 liter = 4. 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) = .18 grams or approx. 350 drops 1 teaspoon is about 5 ml/cc 1 gallon of most oils is approximately 7.2 cups 1 liter = 2.26 gallon Weight 1 gram = .S.Useful Conversions Approximate Equivalents 1 oz = 2 tablespoons or 6 teaspoons or 30 ml/cc or 28.035 ounce 100 grams = 3.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Add candle dye and apply to a candle base with a paint brush. Generally. You will probably need to repeat this repour a few times until all the wax is hardened. You then use a wick sealer and screw to hold it in place. a one piece candle mold comes with a hole in the base that allows you to thread the wick through it. is not deeper than about 5 inches. The wax will shrink a bit as it cools so when you have a thin layer of hardened wax on the surface. A store bought mold will come with more specific instructions for use. ceramic or glass. Candles can also be painted with regular acrylic paints.com Page 178 From Nature With Love . Painting with Wax Make up a wax paint with 1 part melted paraffin and 3 1/2 parts turpentine. 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. Cut your cored wick to a length 1 inch longer than the height of your jar and tab one end. You will know you have the right combination of wax and wick if your candle burns with an evenly liquefied surface without creating a puddle of wax that drowns out the wick. You can warm them in some hot water. You can protect your painting with an overdipped coat. Remove from the mold once the candle is cooled sufficiently. Overdip the candle to protect the paint job. you can use swift even swipes of a propane torch to melt off some of the surface wax until the objects are visible. you can make a small hole in the bottom of the carton. If the objects need to be exposed a bit more. Container candles are the easiest to make as the wax is simply poured into the container in which it will be burned. Let the mixture sit for a few days so the turpentine can evaporate leaving a pasty wax paint. Making Candles Using Molds Candle molds can be simple one piece molds. candles that were formed in a mold or cast candles. Pouring a Container Candle Find a container that has a wide opening. This will become the top of your candle so make sure to leave excess wick outside of the http://www. The other end of the wick is usually wrapped around a rod or pencil that rests along the upper rim of the mold. Therefore. thread the wick through and then seal the hole with some modeling clay or putty or tape. 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. When your wax is at a temperature of about 150F. Even an empty milk carton can be used to mold a candle. Choose a paraffin wax or wax blend with a low melting point and a medium cored wick. If you are using a homemade mold such as a milk carton. holding the wick taut and centered.FromNatureWithLove. You can use brush techniques or sponging techniques or even stencils. Trim the wick to 1/2 inch from the surface of the candle. or 2 piece molds that allow for complex shapes or even disposable molds that can be torn away once the candle has hardened. Warm your candle containers to reduce wax shrinkage. Pour a 1/2 inch layer of wax into your container and quickly center the wick tab in the wax and hold it until it won’t move. you can color it and add your fragrance. Determine how much wax you will need to fill your container/s. Start melting your wax in a double boiler or crock pot.Check to see if you need to repour if the wax shrinks down. poured candles can be container candles. Poured Candles A poured candle simply means a candle that was made by pouring melted wax into a form so that the candle takes on the form when hardened. Let the wax cool a bit and then fill up the rest of the container to about 1/2 inch of the top. and is made of metal. Use a piece of panty hose to buff up the surface once it hardens.

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

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

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

Refrigeration is recommended if you plan to store emu oil for longer than 3 months. creams. Emu oil becomes creamy looking at 65 F and will solidify if keep colder. lotion bars etc. balms. 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!). Use in massage or sports blends to relieve soreness and inflammation. emu oil will make a hard bar with stable moisturizing lather. water and lavender essential oil in a spray bottle will rapidly heal wounds. acts as a carrier for carrying other ingredients into the skin. The seeds of the hemp plant yield a non narcotic oil that is made up of 81% poly-unsaturated essential fatty acids of EFAs necessary for the metabolism of healthy skin. Due to this unusually high content of EFAs. A blend of emu oil. Compared to cotton.FromNatureWithLove. Use emu oil in essential oil blends to help deliver the oils into the skin. http://www. it has been found to reduce inflammation and pain of sore muscles and joints and can help with conditions such as arthritis. 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. The fiber from hemp is 10 times stronger than cotton and can be used to make all types of clothing.com Page 182 From Nature With Love . stitches. It has an extraordinary ability to penetrate the skin. Hemp seed oil can be used at a rate of 5-20% in soaps. 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 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. Mix your fragrance oil with your dendritic salts first and then blend that into your other salts. Hemp fiber is becoming popular in the textile industry due to economic and environmental concerns. Hemp does not need as much water as cotton and can grow in almost any temperate or tropical climate. In addition. They are effective when used at a rate of 5% in bath salts (slightly less than 1 oz per pound of regular salts). Used in soap at 10-20%. burns. About Emu Oil Emu oil is rapidly gaining recognition as an invaluable cosmetic ingredient due to very positive results in current studies. It is extremely healing when used in conjuction with Tamanu oil for ezcema and psoriasis. It has been found to reduce inflammation and redness of the skin. and is completely non irritating. lotions. hemp produces twice as much fiber per acre and while cotton typically requires significant amounts of pesticide spraying. hemp requires none. it is non-comedogenic.About Dendritic Salts Dendritic salts are micro crystallized salts that have an enormous surface area and therefore help hold fragrance and discourage clumping of regular salts. reduce the formation of wrinkles and restore moisturize to irritated dry skin.

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

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

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

combination skin. These oils do not have a taste and they are not sweet. Each clay has the ability to absorb toxins from the skin but they differ in their level of absorption. Bentonite and French Green clay are the most drawing of the clays and are best used on oily to normal skin. lotions etc. http://www. Mix a small amount with warm water and stir until dissolved. Since the color of your product will be lighter than the color of the dyed water. remove debris from the pores and bring about a smooth healthy glow. Polysorbate 60.5% but not more than 5%.FromNatureWithLove. These dyes produce brilliant colors and can be blended to get other colors. PEG-150 Stearate & Steareth-20). Use the flavor oils at 2 . improve circulation to the skin. It is used to bind oil and water together in creams. scaly. Add this dye to the water phase of your formulation. Regular use of clay facials will remove dead skin cells.com Page 186 From Nature With Love . Bentonite and French Green clay are often used for this purpose. Flavor Oils Flavor oils are simply “fragrance” for lip products. Clay is also useful for adding natural earthtone colors to soap. Measure out 5% emulsifying wax and melt with your other solid waxes/oils. 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. Emulsifying Wax Our emulsifying wax is a vegetable based emulsifier (Ingredients: Cetearyl Alcohol. Clays for Facial Masks Various clays are made up of different mineral contents and each clay has a different effect on the skin. The oil can be added to one of the oils or directly to your lip balm batch while it is still warm. Multani mitti or fullers earth absorbs toxins very well and exfoliates well making it a good facial clay for oily.Clay in Soap The addition of clay gives soap a creamy dense lather that makes it ideal for shaving. China clay or white kaolin has a mild astringent effect and is best used on dry to normal skin. These can help revitalize tired looking skin and will encourage blood flow to the skin. The high mineral content of clays rejuvenates the skin while the clay exfoliates and stimulates blood circulation to the skin. Roseclay is similar to china clay and is good for dry to normal skin. 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.

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

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

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

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

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40. 56. 16. 56 glycerine 15 goats milk powder 15. 15. 52. 36. 53 gum myhrr 56 H healing soap 39 hempseed oil 14. 47. 33. 26. 61 comfrey root 16. 53. 30. 16. 56 grapefuit essential oil 13 grapeseed oil 14. 60 chamomile powder 48.orange 52 fractionated coconut oil 50 fragrance oil almond 38 basil 26 bubble gum 27 cucumber 50 honey 38 neroli 30 peach 17 raspberry 17 vanilla 12 fullers earth 39 G gel wax 20 geranium essential oil 27 glycerin 51. 34. 41. 16 herb arrowroot 60 azuki bean powder 26 basil 39 benzoin gum powder 17 calendula petals 14. 60 lavender flowers 14. 60 calendula powder 48. 60 lavender powder 61 lemon peel 13 neem leaves 16 neem powder 39 orange peel 13 peppermint leaves 42 rose petals 14. 39 dill weed 41 goldenseal 56 lavender buds 15. 58.com Page 194 From Nature With Love . 50. 61 goldenseal 56 grapefruit seed extract 41. 60 rose powder 48 stinging nettles 16 tulsi 39 tumeric 39 http://www. 58. 61 chamomile flowers 14.FromNatureWithLove.

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