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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Start whipping it up with a fork. stopping about an inch from the top.Candles Beer Mug Candles Submitted by Jessica of Ormond Beach. While this is heating. From Nature With Love Page 21 http://www. When it is is thick enough to be spooned out. Use with square braid wicks. Floater Candles Instructions: You can easily make floater candles by pouring wax into tart tins that have been greased with mold release. Once it has melted. Pull up on your wick to straighten it. Pour into mug. Tug your wick again. The sheets can be rolled in a number of different ways. 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. 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. Do not over heat.com . take off the burner and add fragrance. spoon it on top of the “beer” in the mug. Add your color and your scent to the gel wax (I use vanilla)and stir thoroughly. it will turn white again. THE HEAD: Melt paraffin wax at med low heat. As the wax cools. This forms the beer’s head. and your whipping will make it frothy. Seal the outer edge of the wax sheet with a hot knife pressing lightly but firmly so that the edge seals onto the candle. Make sure you work in a relatively warm but not too hot environment so your sheets don’t break or dent. Just pour the wax in and allow it to form a thin layer of hardened wax and then poke a hole through the top so you can push a primed wick into the tart. get your wick positioned in the mug using a little melted paraffin to hold the wick in place. FL Gel candles that look just like beer Ingredients: Beer mug Gel Wax Small amount of paraffin wax 7" 51 series zinc wick Candle fragrance oil with flashpoint of 170 degrees or higher Gold candle safe coloring Instructions: THE BEER: Follow the instructions for preparing the gel wax. the more bubbles you will have. Different colored sheets can be combined and rolled to make multicolored candles. The cooler the gel. You can take one sheet and simply roll the length of it or divide the sheet in half and roll 2 small candles.FromNatureWithLove. and while it is setting up to be sure it stays straight.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Let cool to 100 degrees.6 ounces Sodium Hydroxide 14 teaspoons essential oil.Bubble Gum Soap Smells so good you’ll want to eat it!!! Ingredients: 8 oz soft water 3 oz lye 7 oz crisco. cut and let rest for 2 weeks to cure. Blend oils together over a double boiler all except the essential/fragrance oil.2 ounces coconut oil 22. Add the essential oils and stir well.com . Blend the lye mixture and oils together slowly and stir till it traces. Pour in mold and wrap in blanket to keep temp at an even 100 degrees then insert thermometer to keep track. From Nature With Love Page 29 http://www.4 ounces Shea Butter 6.equal parts Citronella Java. Pour into mold. 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. When it gets to 80 degrees it’s ready to unmold. NY A soap that soothes skin problems and keeps the bugs at bay.4 ounces Neem Oil 23. allow to cool. Add the mica mixed with the fragrance oil so there are no clumps of mica. Combine in large pot and stir briskly until soap traces. Melt and cool to 100 degrees. When both mixtures reach 95’F it’s time to make soap. After 24 hours. Allow soap to cure for at least three weeks before using. Remove from heat to cool. Eucalyptus Citriodora.0 ounces water 9. Camper’s Delight with Neem Oil Submitted by Susan of N Syracuse. Instructions: Dissolve lye in water. Geranium and Rosemary essential oils. put it someplace quiet and wrap to insulate.FromNatureWithLove.4 ounces olive Oil 16.0 ounces palm Oil 6. Combine oils and Shea butter in large soap pot and warm over low until various components have melted. unmold and cut as desired. Ingredients: 19.

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

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

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

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

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

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

4 oz NaOH/Lye 5. the lye solution is ready. Pour into prepared molds. Add fragrance.4 oz Palm Oil 2.7 oz Water Instructions: Combine oils.0 oz Coconut Oil 3.4 oz Olive Oil 2. the oils are ready. Allow to cure.com Page 36 From Nature With Love . When the bars are cured. Allow 1 to 2 days to set-up. Stir until tracing occurs. Combine the melted oils and lye solution together. http://www. Remove from mold and cut into bars.4 oz Sunflower Oil Lye/Water: 2. Combine the lye and the water.4 oz Grapeseed Oil 2. CA Inexpensive oils can make a luxurious bar of soap Ingredients: Oils: 2.5 and 9. heat gently. the pH reading should be between 7.Good Bar Submitted by Brian of Fairfield.FromNatureWithLove. Add the lye slowly and stir constantly. Once the fats and oils are melted and the temperature is 100-125 degrees. never let a bunch of granules become caked on the bottom of the container. Temporarily set oils aside. Once the temperature has cooled to 100-125 degrees.4 oz Sweet Almond Oil 4.0.

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

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

Luxury Bar Submitted by Kia of Provodence.0 oz castor oil 24.0 oz coconut oil 1. 1.0 oz olive oil 19.2 oz palm oil 1.9 oz jojoba oil 1. Instructions: Follow basic instructions for cold processed soaps.2 oz tallow (beef) 1.com .FromNatureWithLove.0 oz emu oil 1.0 oz neem oil 24.and 2 ounces of emu oil. From Nature With Love Page 39 http://www.3 ounces lye 34.9 oz mango Butter 1. RI A luxury body bar Ingredients: 14.9 oz sweet almond oil 19. 2 ounces of jojoba oil.5 ounces water 2 tsp hydrolized silk amino acids added to water & lye mixture.0 oz sal butter recipe was superfatted with: 3 ounces of mango butter.

5oz Honey fragrance oil Instructions: Mix water.com Page 40 From Nature With Love .) Once you reach light trace.FromNatureWithLove.powdered milk. Stir! (If unable to reach trace.2oz Olive Oil 19. Mix soybean oil. Slowly stir together oils and lye mixture. Stir in the milk.8oz Lye 9.2oz Soybean Oil 4. add coloring (I like the beeswax color naturally produced. Let cool. Pour in mold. so I don’t color this particular batch). 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. oilive oil. salt. Wait until lye mixture cools to 90-95degrees F. release from mold and cut soap into slices (if applicapable).5oz Almond fragrance oil 0.6oz Coconut Oil 3. place mixture in microwave for one minute and 15 seconds. IN Family favorite! Sweet smelling soap with great lather (does not use Palm oil) Ingredients: 1oz Cocoa Butter 8.6oz Water 1 tsp Salt 0. coconut oil. Remove from mold and allow to age for 3 weeks).cream. the harder (longer lasting) your bar of soap will be! Milk Based Soap Submitted by Donna of Greenwich.anything you’d like 1/4 cup Red Devil lye granules 1/4 cup water 1 1/2 teaspoons essential oil Instructions: Follow basic cold process soapmaking procedures and combine lye solution & oils at 110 to 120 degrees. Stir and stir and stir! Add almond and honey fragrance oils. Add essential oil. Let soap cure for at least 4-6 weeks. In two days. The longer cure time. Heat oils until they reach 100-110 degrees F. Stir and pour into mold. Cover mold. This recipe usually traces within 20 min. http://www.Megan’s Sweet Honey Almond Soap Submitted by Megan of Indianapolis. (I use a plastic rubbermail drawer organizer. Leave in mold for two days. and lye. and beeswax.

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

Nutmeg Butter Soap Submitted by Stephanie of Princeton. Set aside and to cool (100° F to 125° F). butter sampler sets to use.2 oz Shea Butter LYE/LIQUID 2.2 oz Sal Butter 3. NJ Exceptionally elegant gift soap. ~ After 48 hours.com Page 42 From Nature With Love . medium sized elegant gift bars.4 oz Lye (NaOH) 5. Allow to cure for 3 weeks. ~ Combine lye and liquid. but for no more than one minute at a time — then go back to spoon. Place the bars on something that will allow air to circulate all around (or flip bars every few days). ~ Pour lye/liquid solution into melted oils in thin steady stream. Use a decorative but sturdy set of molds to ladel in the raw soap. Allow to cool (100° F to 125° F). http://www. Stir until trace.0 oz Cocoa Butter 1.0 oz Mango Butter 3. Should trace quite quickly. stir well.6 oz Coconut Oil 4. the soap can be turned out of the mold.FromNatureWithLove. ~ Pour raw soap into your prepared molds. Can use stick blender intermittently.2 oz Nutmeg Butter (1%) SCENT: Nutmeg EO Vanilla EO Instructions: This makes a few. ~ Combine oils and melt.7 oz Buttermilk (goat’s or whole milk) powder in water SUPERFAT 0. Great way to put the FNWL 4 oz. Don’t over-stir beyond trace. Ingredients: BUTTERS/OIL: 4. depending on the molds used.

This recipe makes almost 6 pounds.com .o. Add lye to water. lye 10 oz. Avocado and Dill soap Ingredients: 12 oz. 1 1/2 teaspoons grapefruit seed extract Instructions: Measure all ingredients. add milk/lye mixture to oils. lard 1.5 lbs. When all temperatures match add the goats milk to the lye water and stir slightly.5 lbs. Warm the goats milk to 95 degrees. Set aside.FromNatureWithLove.o. Pour into prepared molds. Melt lard and coconut oil. From Nature With Love Page 43 http://www. avocado oil 11 oz. stir with a stick blender until trace. *This soap is naturally antibacterial because of the anise and fennel essential oils. water 10 oz. coconut oil 1. Cool both the lye and the oils to 95 degrees. essential ois and grapefruit seed extract. Mix slighly with stick blender. OH Old Fashioned Goatsmilk. goats milk 1 tablespoon dill weed-finely chopped 1 tablespoon anise e. Add avocado oil to melted lard/coconut oil. Quickly add dill weed.Old Fashioned Goatsmilk Soap Submitted by Terrie of Sidney. 3 tablespoons fennel e.

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

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

.FromNatureWithLove.2 oz.com Page 50 From Nature With Love . Chamomile powder and Calendula powder Instructions: Make soap according to basic soaping instructions. 1 oz. . Essential Oil: Lavender.4 oz total of Essential/Fragrance Oil Essential Oil: Roman Chamomile.0 oz Palm Kernel Oil 12.Youthful Complexion Submitted by Kim of Winter Haven.5 oz Water Additives 1. Dried Herbs: 1 oz total: Rose Powder. FL Designed specifically to be healthy for maturing skin Ingredients: Oils 1. I usually make this recipe in a PVC tube mold http://www. Add the dried herbs just before pouring into molds. Essential Oil: Rose Bulgarian.6 oz Olive Oil 8.6 oz Sweet Almond Oil 0.2 oz.6 oz Cocoa Butter 9.2 oz Shortening (veg) 4.5 oz Sodium Hydroxide (NaOH/Lye) 11. The EO’s are expensive but more than worth it.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

cobalt bottle. or for baby massage. Pour into jars. Then add the Calendula and stir. MN 100% natural oil for baby. avocado oil 0. Since it uses 100% natural oils. Diaper Ointment Ingredients: 16 oz Sweet Almond Oil 8 oz Shea Butter 8 oz Jojoba Oil 4. Use oil after baby’s bath.5 oz.2 oz. pure olive oil 1.5 oz Virgin Coconut Oil 4. and keep babies skin soft and healthy. with healing & soothing properties. calendula oil 0.5 oz.Calendula Baby Oil Submitted by Jena of Albert Lea. Pour into a 6 oz. butter and beeswax together in double boiler until wax and butter is melted.com .FromNatureWithLove.3 oz.5 oz Beeswax 2 Drops Calendula Absolute Instructions: Mix oils. vitamin E 250 IU 6 drops Roman chamomile essential oil Instructions: Mix all of the ingredients together. Ingredients: 2. Lavender and Chamomile essential oils (combined volume). wheat germ oil 0.5 oz. From Nature With Love Page 61 http://www.0 oz. Add 1% Tea Tree. it will absorb in nicely. jojoba oil 0.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

cool completely and pour into a clean container. Stir until well mixed. In a separate container dissolve borax in the distilled water. You could heat in the microwave (for 45 seconds on High) or in a water bath.Lecithin Moisturizer Submitted by Yohana of Voorhees. flaxseed or other light vegetable oil 1 T virgin coconut oil 1 t rice bran oil 1/8 t borax 1/2 cup distilled water 1-2 drops neroli or rose essential oil (optional) or 1-2 drops any fragrance oil for scent (optional) Instructions: Mix together the lecithin. Marie Antoinette Masque Submitted by Yohana of Voorhees.com Page 82 From Nature With Love . Any remaining mixture should be kept in the refrigerator. 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.FromNatureWithLove. coconut oil and rice bran oil. vegetable oil. NJ Ingredients: 1 T liquid lecithin 2 T fractionated coconut. You can use the blender. Add essential oil. It is suitable for all skin types. http://www. but because it does contain alcohol it can be drying. You can adjust the consistency by adding less or more water. Heat the borax-water solution. Apply to your face and allow to dry. Gently heat the lecithin and oils until the coconut oil melts. macadamia nut. Pour the heated solution into the lecithin and oils. approximately 15 minutes. Rinse your face thoroughly with warm water and pat dry. So be sure to muisturize your skin afterward.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jojoba (2%) 1. Emu Oil (12%) 3.Stefanie’s Favorite . Coconut Oil (20%) 9 oz. 1. NJ Ingredients: 16.2 oz. Distilled Water 8. Palm Oil (15%) 7. Mix and set aside. Add lye/water to crock oils while stirring gently. 4. From Nature With Love Page 99 http://www. Cocoa Butter (4%) 2.4 oz. Weigh and melt hard oils in microwave. Sweet Almond Oil (2%) 23 oz. Shea Butter (4%) 1. 7. Olive Oil (28%) 12 oz.8 oz.2 oz. Weigh and add liquid oils to crock.4 oz.6 oz. Bring to trace alternating between whisk and stick blender. Lye (6% excess fat) Fragrance and color optional Instructions: OBSERVE ALL STANDARD SAFETY PROCEDURES.com . 5.14 oz. Avocado Oil (5%) 2.2 oz. Glop into mold. 3. 2. 6. Unmold and cut when cool. Weigh lye and water. Castor Oil (6%) 3 oz. Cover and cook until done. Add to pre-warmed crock.FromNatureWithLove.Emu Oil Soap Submitted by Kathy of Fort Lee.

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beeswax 1 tsp. Then add your flavor oil.8 oz. add essential oil of orange. add FDA approved mica or beet root infused oil if desired for color. stirring constantly.com . This is the best lip gloss. From Nature With Love Page 101 http://www. apricot kernel oil 1 tsp.. When partially cooled.Lip Balms Apricot-Orange Lip Gloss Submitted by Helle of Brabrand.. ALL Ingredients: 1 tsp.good luck! Avocado Lip Balm Submitted by Linda of Buffalo. Beeswax . Makes about 24 tubes..4 oz.. Basic Lip Balm Submitted by Jasmine of Corona. Mango Butter 20 drops flavor oil Instructions: Melt all the ingredients and mix together. CA Ingredients: 1 teaspoon beeswax 2 teaspoons coconut oil 1 vitamin E capsule 2-3 drops flavor oil Instructions: Melt beeswax coconut. calendula oil 3-4 drops of essential oil of orange Mica for coloring or beet root infused oil (optional) Instructions: Add apricot kernel oil and calendula oil. and vitamin E together.. Place in a tube or pot.8 oz. MN For the softest lips you’ve ever had! Ingredients: . Remove from heat.FromNatureWithLove. Pour into lip balm jars or tubes. Coconut or virgin coconut oil .8 oz. Avocado 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. Stir occasionally and heat until all are melted. Let it cool for about 5 mins. http://www.FromNatureWithLove. 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. add the oils (you may need to put in back in the microwave for a few seconds more).com Page 102 From Nature With Love . Remove from heat and add honey. Stir in the bubble gum flavored oil and mica. Makes approx 12-13 1/4 oz containers.Bubble Gum Lip Gloss Submitted by Annmarie of Columbus. Give it more more quick stir and pour into lip gloss pots. Mix well and pour into containers. flavor oil and vitamin E oil. cocoa butter and beeswax into a glass jar. Cocoa Vanilla Lip Gloss Submitted by Sue Ellen of Mesa. Place jar in pan of boiling water over medium heat.

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

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

Add sunflower oil. Pinch open the vitamin E capsule and squeeze the contents into the mixture. as mix thickens add hempseed oil and essential oil. Store in small containers. Stir well. NJ Ingredients: 3T coconut oil 1T castor oil 1t beeswax 1T sunflower oil 1T hempseed oil 1T honey 1-2 drops of your favorite essential or fragrance oil Instructions: Melt the wax and coconut oil together. UT Ingredients: 2 oz hazelnut oil 1 oz hemp seed oil . Honey Lip Balm Submitted by Yohana of Voorhees.5 oz shea butter Few drops of flavor oil or peppermint essential oil if desired Instructions: Heat everything except essential oil to 150.75 oz beeswax . add honey. Stir until thick. Pour into tubes or pots.Hemp lip Balm Submitted by Bonnie of Cedar City. stirring occasionally. From Nature With Love Page 105 http://www. 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. Remove from heat and stir in the honey and essential oil. Hemp Oil Lip Balm Submitted by Yohana of Voorhees. add essential oil.FromNatureWithLove. Pour the mixture into containers.com .

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

30 oz.00 oz. Aloe Vera Gel or distilled water Great Patchouli Scent Blend: 1.30 oz. Vegetable Glycerin 2.00 oz.30 oz. Tea Tree Oil 2. Calendula Oil 2. Emu Oil 2.00 oz. butters. (I use a double boiler so you can’t burn it or boil it). or sensitive irritated skin. Rosewood Essential Oil 0.Rich Creamy Butter Lotion Submitted by Staci of Cocoa Beach. Sweet Almond Oil 2.00 oz.50 oz.70 oz. great for dry. Vitamin E 1000 IU 2. FL Thick creamy lotion.50 oz. Rose Water or Floral Water of your choice 32.50 oz.50 oz. this will prevent any seperation of the oils and water. then cool to about 140 degrees. Patchouli Essential Oil 0. then add EO’s & FO’s and GSE and blend some more at a higher speed. Lavender Essential Oil 0.50 oz. you want to keep blending until mixture is about body temp (around 97 to 98 degrees).50 oz.50 oz. Heat the aloe water and rose water mixture to about 140 degrees as well. Mango Butter 1. Instructions: Heat the oils. also great for reducing stretch marks when made w/ EMU Oil Ingredients: 2. Pour into jars or pump lotion bottles and continue to shake periodically until the mixture becomes creamy and thick. From Nature With Love Page 115 http://www.30 oz. Shea Butter 2. Put the oils into a large mixing bowl and start mixing on slow while slowly adding the water mixture until all water is added. can also be used as a hand cream when made w/ less water or more stearic acid. itchy.FromNatureWithLove.50 oz. and waxes on low until everything has melted. Coconut Fragrance Oil I chose these essential oils for their specific medicinal purposes that are great for the skin. Emulsifying Wax (way cool product that binds water to oil and keeps it from seperating!) 0. Grape Seed Extract (GSE) as a natural preservative 3. Stearic Acid (may add less for thinner lotion) 3. Hemp Oil 4.com . 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.0 oz.

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

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

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

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

com Page 122 From Nature With Love . citrus powders and the jojoba oil and stir thoroughly. and extra oil and stir. http://www. the essential oils are antibacterial. Add the milk. vitamin E. 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. 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 essential oils and stir again.FromNatureWithLove.French Citrus Bar Submitted by Gail of Loxahatchee. The clay and citus powders draw off the oils in your face. you may want to use a light moisturizer afterwards. Remove from heat and cool slightly before adding the vanilla fragrance oil. Pour into molds. If you have only slightly oily skin. Makes about 2-3 bars. Pour into molds and unmold when hard. Milk & Honey Butter Bars Submitted by Shannon of Crab Orchard. Add the clay.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

PMS Oil Blend Submitted by Maryam of Lexington.FromNatureWithLove. Apply to abdomen as needed. http://www.com Page 132 From Nature With Love . 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.

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

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

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. Stir again and pour into containers. http://www. Instructions: Allow bayleaf or oil to remain in gel and age for approx. Test the consistency by sticking a cold spoon into the mix. If desired take lilac flowers and place them into the mix before it hardens over. let it harden. put the flowers on top and spoon another batch on top of them.com Page 136 From Nature With Love . Men’s After Shave Gel Ingredients: 1/2 Cup pure Aloe Vera Gel 1 Tablespoon Water 2 teaspoons 100 proof Vodka 2 teaspoons Witch Hazel 1 bayleaf or 10 drops of essential or fragrance oil. they look the best when they are barely covered. Another good way is to make a batch and fill the containers 2/3 full. Stir in fragrance oil to desired strength. If it is too hard or soft when it cools on the spoon. Then add remaining ingredients and mix well. Stir and let cool until you can touch the mixture.Lilac Solid Perfume Submitted by Elena of Las Cruces. but before it starts to harden. 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 .5 oz for each ounce of fractionated coconut oil Individual lilac flowers cut from the bunch—if possible go for organic. I recommend using a toothpick or tweezers to place them. This recipe can be used with other scents also. 2-3 days.FromNatureWithLove. add wax or oil. Put into squeeze bottle or pump bottle for easier dispensing.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Gently. massage into skin and rinse well. Brown Sugar Scrub Submitted by Brenda of Chatom.2 Tbsp of mixture in palm and wet (water/hydrosol/floral water) until paste-like. powdered lavender buds. CA Made with everyday ingredients.com Page 148 From Nature With Love . calendula etc.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.Body/Facial Scrub Submitted by Hope of Ventura. http://www. Other additives could be: powdered lemon or orange peel. AL Ingredients: 1 cup ‘sugar in the raw’ 2 tlbs honey 2 tlbs rose hydrosol 2 tlbs fractionated coconut oil 1/4 cup epsom salts Fragrance oil of choice to ‘taste’ Instructions: Mix all together.FromNatureWithLove. chamomile... Note: I use this on my skin daily and modify as needed. To Use: place 1 . Give it a stir each time you use it. Keeps well. Add fragrance/essential oils drop by drop while processing.

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

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

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

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

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

Sprinkle in shoes/ sneakers. MA Shoe Powder Ingredients: 1/4 cup Baking Soda 1/8 cup Arrowroot Powder 1 tbsp Dendritic salt 3 tsp fragrance (Baby Powder works great) Instructions: Mix fragrance with dendritic salt. My husband no longer has stinky feet! http://www. Shoe Powder Submitted by Andrea of Worcester.Nail Oil Submitted by Yuliya of New York.FromNatureWithLove. dark place. Mix into baking soda and arrowroot powder. Massage into nails and area around nails as desired.com Page 162 From Nature With Love . NY Moisturising anti-fungal oil Ingredients: 10 ml sweet almond oil 5 ml hempseed oil 10 drops vitamin E oil 10 drops tea tree EO 3 drops myrrh EO 5 drops lavender EO Instructions: Mix all the ingredients and store in a cool.

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

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com .) = 3.18 grams or approx.4 fluid oz. 1 militers = 1/5 teaspoon 5 ml = 1 teaspoon 15 ml = 1 tablespoon 34 ml = 1 fluid oz.5 ounces 500 grams = 1.Useful Conversions Approximate Equivalents 1 oz = 2 tablespoons or 6 teaspoons or 30 ml/cc or 28. 1 liter = 4.1 pints 1 liter = 1.775 lbs U.2 cups 1 liter = 2. 350 drops 1 teaspoon is about 5 ml/cc 1 gallon of most oils is approximately 7.205 pounds 1 kilogram = 35 oz. 700 drops 1/2 oz = 1 tablespoon or 3 teaspoons or 15ml/cc 14.95 liter 4 quarts (1 gal.06 quarts 1 liter = .035 ounce 100 grams = 3.26 gallon Weight 1 gram = . 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) = .8 liters Metric to U. 100 ml = 3. 240 ml = 1 cup 1 liter = 34 fluid oz.35 grams or approx.FromNatureWithLove.S. From Nature With Love Page 165 http://www.S.10 pounds 1 kilogram = 2.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

they can be soaked in water and then air dried or spritzed with alcohol and shaped by hand. For example if you are making a 5 lb batch of cream and need to add 2% of an essential oil. you can multiply oz x 30 to get ml (or cc). Let it steep for at least 15 minutes. Store in a glass jar but preserve with alcohol if you intend to keep it for more than 3 days. http://www. To plump them. shea butter must be melted and heated to about 175 degrees and kept at that temperature for at least 20 minutes. you would first convert 5 lbs to 80 oz ( 5lbs x 16oz = 80 oz) and then multiply 80 oz by .e. how much fragrance oil to add) To work out a percentage. They do not need to be regulated like essential oils do and are very easy to work with. Use at recommended rate of 2-5%. You can find ml/cc syringes at any pharmacy. If the resulting number is very small or difficult to measure. Figure a Percentage (i.6 oz. So 1.6 oz x 30 = 48 ml or 48 cc. Our candle oils at FNWL. Bring the water almost to boiling and then pour over the herbs. If we have a fragrance in the toiletries section that we do not carry in the candle section. Generally 1 cup water is used per 1-2 teaspoons of herb. body butters and other formulations to turn gritty upon sitting. place the container in a hot water bath for 20 minutes.of possible fragrances and are usually much less expensive than pure essential oils. 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. In order to avoid this.FromNatureWithLove. please feel free to request it. Cool and strain.02 (2%) which gives you 1. They are generally used at 2-5% in formulations and can be used as perfume oils when diluted in a vegetable oil or jojoba.. Melt Solid Oils To melt solid oil for pouring. 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. take the size of your batch (usually the weight) and multiply by the percentage required. 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. are made in a non cosmetic grade base so we discourage the use of our candle FOs in skin care products. 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. This will allow the butter to melt completely so that crystals will not form once cooled. Reshape Flattened Loofah Our loofahs come flattened to save on shipping costs.com Page 184 From Nature With Love . Making An Infusion Making an infusion simply means making a “tea”.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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