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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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stopping about an inch from the top. Floater Candles Instructions: You can easily make floater candles by pouring wax into tart tins that have been greased with mold release. Seal the outer edge of the wax sheet with a hot knife pressing lightly but firmly so that the edge seals onto the candle. While this is heating. When it is is thick enough to be spooned out.FromNatureWithLove. Start whipping it up with a fork. 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. Add your color and your scent to the gel wax (I use vanilla)and stir thoroughly. get your wick positioned in the mug using a little melted paraffin to hold the wick in place. From Nature With Love Page 21 http://www. Pull up on your wick to straighten it. FL Gel candles that look just like beer Ingredients: Beer mug Gel Wax Small amount of paraffin wax 7" 51 series zinc wick Candle fragrance oil with flashpoint of 170 degrees or higher Gold candle safe coloring Instructions: THE BEER: Follow the instructions for preparing the gel wax.com . Do not over heat. Use with square braid wicks. This forms the beer’s head.Candles Beer Mug Candles Submitted by Jessica of Ormond Beach. The sheets can be rolled in a number of different ways. You can take one sheet and simply roll the length of it or divide the sheet in half and roll 2 small candles. THE HEAD: Melt paraffin wax at med low heat. the more bubbles you will have. 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. and while it is setting up to be sure it stays straight. Once it has melted. take off the burner and add fragrance. Pour into mug. As the wax cools. The cooler the gel. Different colored sheets can be combined and rolled to make multicolored candles. spoon it on top of the “beer” in the mug. Tug your wick again. it will turn white again. and your whipping will make it frothy. You can also roll 1 fat candle from the 2 halves by rolling the first and then lining up the edge of the second half with the end of the first and keep rolling. Honeycomb Sheet Candle Instructions: Rolling honeycomb sheets is the easiest & quickest way to make candles and these candles are a blessing when you are low on inventory for a show or fair.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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. Ingredients: 19.6 ounces Sodium Hydroxide 14 teaspoons essential oil. After 24 hours.com . From Nature With Love Page 29 http://www. Instructions: Dissolve lye in water. Geranium and Rosemary essential oils. When both mixtures reach 95’F it’s time to make soap. 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.2 ounces coconut oil 22. Combine in large pot and stir briskly until soap traces. NY A soap that soothes skin problems and keeps the bugs at bay. Add the mica mixed with the fragrance oil so there are no clumps of mica. Combine oils and Shea butter in large soap pot and warm over low until various components have melted. Remove from heat to cool. Allow soap to cure for at least three weeks before using. allow to cool.FromNatureWithLove. put it someplace quiet and wrap to insulate.4 ounces olive Oil 16.0 ounces water 9. Camper’s Delight with Neem Oil Submitted by Susan of N Syracuse.Bubble Gum Soap Smells so good you’ll want to eat it!!! Ingredients: 8 oz soft water 3 oz lye 7 oz crisco. Blend oils together over a double boiler all except the essential/fragrance oil.0 ounces palm Oil 6. When it gets to 80 degrees it’s ready to unmold. Let cool to 100 degrees. cut and let rest for 2 weeks to cure. unmold and cut as desired. Add the essential oils and stir well.4 ounces Neem Oil 23.equal parts Citronella Java. Eucalyptus Citriodora. Melt and cool to 100 degrees.4 ounces Shea Butter 6.

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

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

stir in liquid oils and bring to 90* . Neroli FO 1/2 C. Spearmint EO 1-1/2 tsp.8oz Cocoa Butter 1-1/2 tsp. Clovebud EO 1-1/2 tsp. Stir a couple minutes(or until trace if stirring completely by hand).5oz Palm Oil 4.1oz Aloe Oil 5. Pour into mold.110* Melt solid oils. Add lye to water and let cool to 90* . Calendula Petals @ Trace Instructions: Blend EO’s and FO (preferably 24 hours in advance) and cover. Drizzle lye solution into the oils. MI A heady yet invigorating scent Ingredients: 24oz Water 9oz Lye 20oz Coconut Oil 17.4oz Canola Oil 4. http://www.1oz Sweet Almond Oil . Add EO’s and Calendula Petals.110*.8oz Shea Butter .English Countryside Soap Submitted by Michele of Jenison.3oz Castor Oil 11. Stick blend to trace. stirring constantly.com Page 32 From Nature With Love .FromNatureWithLove.

When both mixtures have cooled to 95’carefully combine in large pot. Stir to trace.Flax Oil Soap Submitted by Susan of N Syracuse. This recipe makes 4lbs of soap. Cut into bars place in cool.4 ounces Olive Oil 12. NY An ultra creamy bath bar with skin pampering Flax oil Ingredients: 19.2 ounces Coconut oil 9. Warm oils in large non-reactive pot. dry area for at least 3 weeks. turn bars over every few days for even drying. Stir in essential oil. I cut it into 24 bars.FromNatureWithLove. Allow to sit undisturbed in warm area for 24 hours. From Nature With Love Page 33 http://www.until solids are melted.8 ounces Palm Oil 9.6 ounces Sodium Hydroxide 23 ounces water 10 tsp essential oil Instructions: Dissolve Sodium Hydroxide in water and allow to cool in safe place. I use a 13" square wooden wine box with a lid. Pour in large mold.6 ounces Flax Seed oil 22.com .

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

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

Once the fats and oils are melted and the temperature is 100-125 degrees.7 oz Water Instructions: Combine oils.4 oz Olive Oil 2.Good Bar Submitted by Brian of Fairfield. heat gently.4 oz NaOH/Lye 5.4 oz Grapeseed Oil 2. Combine the lye and the water. Temporarily set oils aside.0. Pour into prepared molds. Add the lye slowly and stir constantly.4 oz Sweet Almond Oil 4. Once the temperature has cooled to 100-125 degrees.5 and 9. the lye solution is ready. the oils are ready. Combine the melted oils and lye solution together. Allow 1 to 2 days to set-up.0 oz Coconut Oil 3. http://www. Stir until tracing occurs. the pH reading should be between 7.FromNatureWithLove. Remove from mold and cut into bars. Allow to cure. CA Inexpensive oils can make a luxurious bar of soap Ingredients: Oils: 2.com Page 36 From Nature With Love . never let a bunch of granules become caked on the bottom of the container.4 oz Palm Oil 2. Add fragrance.4 oz Sunflower Oil Lye/Water: 2. When the bars are cured.

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

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

9 oz sweet almond oil 19.and 2 ounces of emu oil.Luxury Bar Submitted by Kia of Provodence. Instructions: Follow basic instructions for cold processed soaps. 2 ounces of jojoba oil.2 oz palm oil 1. From Nature With Love Page 39 http://www.9 oz mango Butter 1.FromNatureWithLove.com .2 oz tallow (beef) 1. RI A luxury body bar Ingredients: 14.5 ounces water 2 tsp hydrolized silk amino acids added to water & lye mixture.3 ounces lye 34.9 oz jojoba oil 1.0 oz castor oil 24.0 oz coconut oil 1.0 oz emu oil 1.0 oz sal butter recipe was superfatted with: 3 ounces of mango butter. 1.0 oz neem oil 24.0 oz olive oil 19.

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

This recipe will make one dozen 5 oz (plus) bars.Neem Oil Soap Submitted by Kathleen of Burlington. add to warmed oils. 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. clays and herbs used) I can’t seem to keep enough of this on hand! From Nature With Love Page 41 http://www. This has a powerful odor while making. Add herbs and clay mixed with the two oz of sesame oil and blend well. fresh smelling bar. but cures out to be a very pleasant.com . then stir in essential oils.FromNatureWithLove. (see info on the benefits of Neem. cool to 100 degrees. WA A Very Healing Treatment Soap Ingredients: 18 oz canola oil 18 oz olive oil 5 oz virgin coconut oil 4 oz palm 4 oz neem oil 2 oz sesame (to be reserved to mix with herbs & clay) 12 oz of liquid (I use distilled water made into an herb tea infused with: marshmellow root. (about 110 degrees) stir to a light trace.

NJ Exceptionally elegant gift soap. butter sampler sets to use. ~ Combine oils and melt. the soap can be turned out of the mold.7 oz Buttermilk (goat’s or whole milk) powder in water SUPERFAT 0. 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 raw soap into your prepared molds.6 oz Coconut Oil 4.com Page 42 From Nature With Love .Nutmeg Butter Soap Submitted by Stephanie of Princeton. ~ After 48 hours.2 oz Shea Butter LYE/LIQUID 2.2 oz Sal Butter 3. depending on the molds used.2 oz Nutmeg Butter (1%) SCENT: Nutmeg EO Vanilla EO Instructions: This makes a few. ~ Combine lye and liquid. Use a decorative but sturdy set of molds to ladel in the raw soap.FromNatureWithLove. Stir until trace. medium sized elegant gift bars.0 oz Mango Butter 3. Should trace quite quickly. ~ Pour lye/liquid solution into melted oils in thin steady stream. Don’t over-stir beyond trace. Great way to put the FNWL 4 oz.0 oz Cocoa Butter 1.4 oz Lye (NaOH) 5. Ingredients: BUTTERS/OIL: 4. Can use stick blender intermittently. Allow to cool (100° F to 125° F). Allow to cure for 3 weeks. stir well. http://www. Set aside and to cool (100° F to 125° F).

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

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

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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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. When hard (up to a week).FromNatureWithLove. 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. Melt fats and let cool to 80-90 degrees. cut and remove from mold. Add lye to fats and stir briskly for up to one hour til it “traces”. From Nature With Love Page 49 http://www. NJ This soap nourishes the skin in every way possible. 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. Set out to dry and cure for 4-6 weeks.Vitamin Soap Submitted by Kathryn of Verona. Cover with blankets and allow to sit for 24 to 48 hours until it stops generating heat. Add nutrients and essential oils.

.4 oz total of Essential/Fragrance Oil Essential Oil: Roman Chamomile. FL Designed specifically to be healthy for maturing skin Ingredients: Oils 1.Youthful Complexion Submitted by Kim of Winter Haven.0 oz Palm Kernel Oil 12.FromNatureWithLove.2 oz. I usually make this recipe in a PVC tube mold http://www.6 oz Sweet Almond Oil 0.5 oz Sodium Hydroxide (NaOH/Lye) 11. Dried Herbs: 1 oz total: Rose Powder.5 oz Water Additives 1. Add the dried herbs just before pouring into molds.2 oz.2 oz Shortening (veg) 4. 1 oz. Essential Oil: Rose Bulgarian. Essential Oil: Lavender. Chamomile powder and Calendula powder Instructions: Make soap according to basic soaping instructions. The EO’s are expensive but more than worth it.com Page 50 From Nature With Love .6 oz Cocoa Butter 9.6 oz Olive Oil 8. .

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

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

If you use a preservative it should be fine for much longer. When nearly cold put in jars. Tuberose etc. The mixture should look thick and creamy. Clary Sage. http://www.FromNatureWithLove. When mixture begins to thicken add the lavendar oil. Allow mixture to cool to room temperature. Continue until all the oil is added or until the blender begins to slow down and acts as if it will stop.three weeks. beeswax and lanolin mixture in the water bath over medium heat. aloe vera and vitamin E and A into a blender. Rose Geranium. Remove from heat and briskly whip in the borax dissolved in the floral water. If you keep a container in the bathroom it will stay good for two . glycerin. The oil and water mixtures need to be the same temperature for your cream to be successful. NJ Ingredients: 3 T rice bran oil 1 1/2 t virgin coconut oil 1 3/4 t illipe butter 1/4 t lanolin 1/2 t beeswax 2 T rose hydrosol 1 3/4 t jasmine or orange water 3/4/ t vegetable glycerin 1 T aloe vera gel 1 vitamin E capsule 1 vitamin A capsule Instructions: Melt the oils. Put the hydrosol and floral water. You can substitute Lavendar oil with Rose.Lavendar Cream Nourishing Aromatherapeutic cream Ingredients: 1 oz beeswax 1 oz of floral water or hydrosol(preferably lavendar. Rose Aloe Face Cream Submitted by Yohana of Voorhees. 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. Keep cream in the refrigerator. Turn it on medium-high speed then begin to drizzle in the oil mixture. When melted add oils and lecithin and reheat.com Page 54 From Nature With Love . butter.

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

emulsifying wax 1.. http://www.5 oz. stearic acid . Add remaining ingredients and whip some more.2 oz Germaben II . pour into a blender and whip off and on until it cools ( this can take quite a while ). distilled water 4 oz.FromNatureWithLove. All items used to make cream should be sterilized. I hope you enjoy this as much as my family and I do.Whipped Creme Submitted by Mary of Waterbury. vegetable oil or oil blend of your choice . You don’t want it to get so cool that you can’t pour it. I usually whip it for 5 minutes let it cool 10 minutes and so on.com Page 56 From Nature With Love . color. Makes approximately 20 ounces of cream..its especially nice when scented with cucumber and tinted very pale green.. This will thicken in jars as it cools more. When the mixture turns a creamy color. CT Wonderful all over body/face cream Ingredients: 14 oz. Combine citric acid and water over double boiler water until the citric acid dissolves and then add all the remaining ingredients except fragrance..2 oz.1 oz. fragrance Oil or essential Oil 2 drops FDC dye of you choice Instructions: Whipped Creme This is a very light cream good for all body areas. and Germaben II.I love Jojoba 1.8 oz citric acid .

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goldenseal herb c/s 1/4 tsp. Let sit for 2 weeks. shea butter and beeswax to 175 degrees. Strain and bottle. Combine and mix until emulsified. In separate container heat water and glycerin to 175 and then add GSE. about 30 minutes. Everclear Instructions: Place herbs in glass jar and cover with alcohol. calendula herb c/s 1 C.FromNatureWithLove. MI For keeping umbilical cord free of infection and promoting fast fall off Ingredients: 1 tsp. shaking jar each day. moisturizing cream Ingredients: 300 g olive oil infused with 1 cup calendula petals 55 g sweet almond oil 40 g jojoba 20 g shea butter 85 g beeswax 435 g water 15 g glycerin 5 g grapefruit seed extract Instructions: Heat oils. http://www.com Page 58 From Nature With Love . UT Thick.For Baby Anti-Septic Tincture Submitted by Jennifer of Hersey. Baby Body Balm Submitted by Bonnie of Cedar City. myhrr gum 1/4 tsp.

UT Ingredients: 194 g lye 19 oz water 8 oz sweet almond oil 7 oz jojoba 2 oz castor oil 4 oz shea butter 19 oz coconut oil 14 oz palm oil 1 oz vitamin E oil Instructions: Heat oils to 100 degrees. Combine oils and lye/ water mixing well.FromNatureWithLove. At trace add the vitamin E oil. From Nature With Love Page 59 http://www. Combine lye and water and cool to 100 degrees.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. Baby Soap Submitted by Bonnie of Cedar City.com . Pour into a mold and proceed as you would with cold process soap.

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

Pour into a 6 oz. avocado oil 0. wheat germ oil 0.5 oz Beeswax 2 Drops Calendula Absolute Instructions: Mix oils. with healing & soothing properties.0 oz. calendula oil 0. Pour into jars. Ingredients: 2.3 oz.5 oz. butter and beeswax together in double boiler until wax and butter is melted.2 oz.5 oz Virgin Coconut Oil 4.com . Then add the Calendula and stir.FromNatureWithLove.Calendula Baby Oil Submitted by Jena of Albert Lea. pure olive oil 1. and keep babies skin soft and healthy.5 oz. cobalt bottle. or for baby massage. Add 1% Tea Tree. vitamin E 250 IU 6 drops Roman chamomile essential oil Instructions: Mix all of the ingredients together.5 oz. Use oil after baby’s bath. it will absorb in nicely. Diaper Ointment Ingredients: 16 oz Sweet Almond Oil 8 oz Shea Butter 8 oz Jojoba Oil 4. Lavender and Chamomile essential oils (combined volume). Since it uses 100% natural oils. From Nature With Love Page 61 http://www. jojoba oil 0. MN 100% natural oil for baby.

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

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

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

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

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

Add other ingredients and mix well.Soothing Milk Bath . To USE: pour or scoop out desired amount (this depends on personal preference and the size of your tub). swirling with your hand to mix. Store in cool dry place. FO/EO and fixed oil.Jasmine’s Submitted by Jasmine of Corona. 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. sweet almond or fractionated coconut oil Instructions: In a large bowl combine dendritic salt. Use all within 3 months. 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. http://www. Put under running water.com Page 72 From Nature With Love . add to bath under running water. usually about 1/2 cup.FromNatureWithLove. grapeseed.

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

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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. 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.For The Face Acne Toner Submitted by Andrea of Worcester.FromNatureWithLove. From Nature With Love Page 75 http://www. 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. Shake before each Use. Leave on for 5 minutes & rinse off with warm water. This helped clear up black heads from our teenagers faces AND helped clear up an itchy rash from our 10 year olds face. Anti-Wrinkle Clay Mask Submitted by Cindy of Allegan.com . Apply to face with cotton ball after cleansing. MA Works great for acne prone skin.

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. but other EOs could be substituted. AR This is a simple facial oil that works wonderfully on my combination skin. I’ve also used it as a body and hair oil. Instructions: Combine ingredients and mix together. Rinse with warm water. I mixed this in a 1/2 oz cobalt dropper bottle.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.FromNatureWithLove. I added 5 drops of rosewood to the 1/2 oz of oils for its balancing properties.com Page 76 From Nature With Love . For application. I use just 2-3 drops of this on my face. oily or blemished skin. I use it as a luxury body and hair oil also. http://www. Apply to the face and allow it to dry. Balancing Moisturizer Submitted by Stephanie of Conway. mix 2 T of the mixture with the juice of 1 small lime and enough plain yogurt to form a thick paste.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Glop into mold. Emu Oil (12%) 3.4 oz.FromNatureWithLove. Cocoa Butter (4%) 2. From Nature With Love Page 99 http://www. Shea Butter (4%) 1. Add to pre-warmed crock. Coconut Oil (20%) 9 oz. Unmold and cut when cool.4 oz.2 oz.com . 5.14 oz. NJ Ingredients: 16. 1. Sweet Almond Oil (2%) 23 oz. Castor Oil (6%) 3 oz. 3. Weigh lye and water. Palm Oil (15%) 7.6 oz.2 oz. 7. Avocado Oil (5%) 2.8 oz. Add lye/water to crock oils while stirring gently. Weigh and add liquid oils to crock. Olive Oil (28%) 12 oz. 6. Jojoba (2%) 1. 4.Stefanie’s Favorite .Emu Oil Soap Submitted by Kathy of Fort Lee. Distilled Water 8. Cover and cook until done. Mix and set aside. 2. Lye (6% excess fat) Fragrance and color optional Instructions: OBSERVE ALL STANDARD SAFETY PROCEDURES. Weigh and melt hard oils in microwave.2 oz. Bring to trace alternating between whisk and stick blender.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

you want to keep blending until mixture is about body temp (around 97 to 98 degrees).30 oz. Rose Water or Floral Water of your choice 32. Stearic Acid (may add less for thinner lotion) 3.50 oz. (I use a double boiler so you can’t burn it or boil it).FromNatureWithLove. Vitamin E 1000 IU 2. or sensitive irritated skin. Instructions: Heat the oils.50 oz.0 oz. Shea Butter 2.00 oz. FL Thick creamy lotion. also great for reducing stretch marks when made w/ EMU Oil Ingredients: 2. Calendula Oil 2.00 oz. Mango Butter 1.50 oz.50 oz. then cool to about 140 degrees. itchy. Heat the aloe water and rose water mixture to about 140 degrees as well. Tea Tree Oil 2. can also be used as a hand cream when made w/ less water or more stearic acid. Rosewood Essential Oil 0.30 oz.00 oz. Patchouli Essential Oil 0.com . this will prevent any seperation of the oils and water. Emu Oil 2.70 oz.30 oz. great for dry.50 oz. Coconut Fragrance Oil I chose these essential oils for their specific medicinal purposes that are great for the skin. butters. 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.00 oz.50 oz. Grape Seed Extract (GSE) as a natural preservative 3. Lavender Essential Oil 0.Rich Creamy Butter Lotion Submitted by Staci of Cocoa Beach. From Nature With Love Page 115 http://www.30 oz.50 oz. Hemp Oil 4. Vegetable Glycerin 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. then add EO’s & FO’s and GSE and blend some more at a higher speed. Emulsifying Wax (way cool product that binds water to oil and keeps it from seperating!) 0. Sweet Almond Oil 2.50 oz. Pour into jars or pump lotion bottles and continue to shake periodically until the mixture becomes creamy and thick. and waxes on low until everything has melted. Aloe Vera Gel or distilled water Great Patchouli Scent Blend: 1.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

spray over skin to retain moisture and add fragrance!! From Nature With Love Page 135 http://www. Shake well. hydrosol of your choice 1/2 teaspoon of essential or fragrance oil Instructions: Combine all in a 4 oz plastic spray bottle. Add vodka. Can apply to skin like a splash.FromNatureWithLove.Citrus Zinger Cologne Submitted by Donna of Woodridge. Hydrating Perfumed Body Spray Submitted by Nancy of Worthington. musky. IL Unisex refreshing citrus perfume Ingredients: 1 oz of vodka (100 proof) 10 drops bergamot essential oil 4 drops lime essential oil 4 drops sweet orange essential oil 2 drops rosewood essential oil Instructions: Pour vodka into sterile glass bottle. lime and rosewood oil. Shake to use. KY Earthy. Shake well. skin softening body spray. 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. or put in an atomizer. sweet orange. Shake to blend. Let mellow a few days. IN Scented. Denise’s Night Out Submitted by Denise of Clinton. Add bergamot. set aside for one week. Ingredients: 1/2 oz glycerine 10 drops of vitamin E 3 oz.com .

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Brown Sugar Scrub Submitted by Brenda of Chatom. http://www. calendula etc. 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. Note: I use this on my skin daily and modify as needed. Gently. massage into skin and rinse well. Keeps well. Give it a stir each time you use it.. powdered lavender buds.com Page 148 From Nature With Love . Other additives could be: powdered lemon or orange peel.Body/Facial Scrub Submitted by Hope of Ventura. chamomile..2 Tbsp of mixture in palm and wet (water/hydrosol/floral water) until paste-like.FromNatureWithLove.it can be easily modified to suit your skin type Ingredients: 1/4 C rolled oats 1/4 C powdered milk (buttermilk or goats milk works great) 1 Tbsp table or sea salt Extras added to above: 1Tbsp cornmeal (for extra exfoliation) 1Tbsp rose petal powder 1tsp neem powder (for problem skin) Instructions: Put all ingredients in food processor and process until fine. CA Made with everyday ingredients. To Use: place 1 . Add fragrance/essential oils drop by drop while processing.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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06 quarts 1 liter = . 1 liter = 4.Useful Conversions Approximate Equivalents 1 oz = 2 tablespoons or 6 teaspoons or 30 ml/cc or 28.) = 3.775 lbs U.35 grams or approx.FromNatureWithLove.10 pounds 1 kilogram = 2.205 pounds 1 kilogram = 35 oz. From Nature With Love Page 165 http://www.1 pints 1 liter = 1.26 gallon Weight 1 gram = . 240 ml = 1 cup 1 liter = 34 fluid oz.8 liters Metric to U. 1 militers = 1/5 teaspoon 5 ml = 1 teaspoon 15 ml = 1 tablespoon 34 ml = 1 fluid oz.4 fluid oz.035 ounce 100 grams = 3.S.com .95 liter 4 quarts (1 gal.5 ounces 500 grams = 1. 100 ml = 3.18 grams or approx. 700 drops 1/2 oz = 1 tablespoon or 3 teaspoons or 15ml/cc 14. to Metric 1/5 teaspoon = 1 milliliter 1 teaspoon = 5 ml 1 tablespoon = 15 ml 1/5 cup = 50 ml 1 cup = 240 ml 2 cups (1 pint) = 470 ml 4 cups (1 quart) = .S. 350 drops 1 teaspoon is about 5 ml/cc 1 gallon of most oils is approximately 7.2 cups 1 liter = 2.

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

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

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

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

pillow or cotton ball in a zip lock baggie. • Tub Bath . Cover your head with a towel and inhale the vapours. • Compress .this is a great way to obtain the therapeutic effects of aromatherapy when a bath is not possible. Adjust amounts for baby baths and use only the safe oils.. Caution: never do an inhalation during an asthma attack or with epileptic people. • Hand/Foot Bath . You can also put 3 drops of an oil on a handerchief.3-15 drops diluted in a carrier depending on the oil. lavender or tea tree). Use 3-4 drops in a little 1 quart tub of warm water and soak for 10 minutes. • Douche .5-10 drops per sitz bath • Fragrant Body Water .g.5 drops per cup of warm or cold water. • Room Spray .5-10 drops per 4 ouces of water in a spray bottle.3-8 drops in a bowl of hot water will help relieve congestion. • Inhalation .com Page 170 From Nature With Love .20 drops per 4 ounces of water in a spray bottle. This is a good way to treat fungal problems of the foot.Various Methods of Application • Massage/Body Oil . • Sitz Bath . coughing and chest infections.3-5 drops per quart of warm water.use a 2-3% dilution (10-12 drops per ounce of vegetable oil) or 1% (5 drops per ounce of carrier oil) for pregnant women. Caution: Choose non-irritant oils only (e. http://www. people with health concerns and children.FromNatureWithLove.

candles that are poured into a vessel of some sort that contains the melted wax as it burns. They are generally used to create a peaceful. The materials you use will determine the quality of your candles but each candle will require a different combination of materials and techniques. smoke free. remember it isn’t done until it burns well so keep working at it until you get a good smokeless.Candlemaking Introduction Candles were once used merely as a source of light and were simple and plain. A candle is basically a block of wax or fat (fuel) wrapped around a wick. Tapers . Tea lights . can be melted down again and re used. romantic ambiance and are treasured for their relaxing effect. These are typically used in small spaces like bath rooms for fragrance. sizes.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.thick little candles about 2 inches in diameter and about 2-3 inches tall.FromNatureWithLove.thick columns of wax that can be made in a variety of geometric shapes. Votives . What ever doesn’t work.irregularly shaped candles that are made by molding or sculpting wax in the shape of various objects/figurines.tall thin candles that are about 1/2 . The earliest forms of fuel were animals fats. As it melts. Good note taking will allow you to determine what works and what doesn’t and when you perfect your candle. Eventually the development of paraffin revolutionized the candle industry and we were able to achieve long burning. From Nature With Love Page 171 http://www.1 inch in diameter and are made to fit in a candle holder. Novelty candles . Candles have recently become a big part of home decor and this has encouraged the development of new techniques and materials. plant waxes. tallow and beeswax. even burning candle. without color or fragrance. The techniques used in candlemaking are relatively simple however the art of candlemaking cannot be mastered simply by reading about the techniques. Tapers can also be made with a mold or by rolling sheets of wax around a wick. They came in standard sizes and shapes. Types of Candles Container candles . Only a process of trial and error and good note taking can make you an expert on the subject of candles. Now candlemaking is an art form and candles have become decorative works of art that come in an infinite variety of shapes.com . Nowadays. you will be able to reproduce it. There are also a number of different specialty waxes that are used to give candles longer burning times and special effects. Candle scraps and pieces of shaved wax can all be kept and recycled so nothing goes to waste. These candles are usually made of soft wax. inexpensive candles. These are the typical dinner table candles and are made by repeatedly dipping the wick into a container of wax until the taper is the right diameter. colors & fragrances. candles can be made with pure beeswax or pure paraffin or a blend of the two. 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. Pillar candles .

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

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

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

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

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

Overdipping the tapers . To get a nice glossy finish. 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. An overdip can be used to color a white candle too. 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. The candle will be soft from the high temperature. Then dip the candle in colored wax. flipping it over and dipping the other half plus an inch or 2 in another color.not adhere to one another. Make sure the candles are warm before they are overdipped. Use pliers to hold your candle by the wick. plunge it into cool water and allow it to dry. otherwise. The inner wax is contained by the hard outer shell until it is completely consumed. You can also just use a high melt wax. you can revive old candles that have discolored or faded. immediately submerge the candle in cool water and then hang it carefully until it rehardens. Remove the tape. you can use a regular white taper and just dip it into colored overdip wax. To seal in botanicals on the surface of a candle. Overpouring You can create some really pretty candles by overpouring around a premade base.Place strips of masking tape around the candle where you want it to remain the base color. Because tapers remain pretty pliable between dips.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. Make sure the candle to be overdipped is not cold or the wax will not adhere well. Make sure the wax is at about 20 degrees above its melting point. With the process of overdipping. you can do a number of decorative things. Instead of using colored wax for the whole candle. To overdip a candle. To set up your overdipping station. This will give it a nice glossy hard finish. You can add 510% microcrystalline (the type that hardens) to the paraffin for extra hardness.FromNatureWithLove. 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. beads etc to fill the space between the base and the mold.com . coffee beans. 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. 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. 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. Have a bucket of cool water nearby to submerge the freshly dipped candle. ‘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 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. Try to dip with a steady rhythm keeping the wax temperature nice and steady. you will want to have a double boiler going in which you will place your dipping container. Slowly pour in a clear wax (no stearic acid) that has a higher melting point than the base wax. melt your high MP wax and add 10-30% stearic acid (unless you need the candle surface to be see through). From Nature With Love Page 177 http://www. You can also create horizontal stripes by dipping half the candle in one color. Striping a candle . Take your warm candle and dip it into the overdip wax and pull it our slowly but steadily. your layers will not adhere. shells. It will be difficult to dip candles in a cold environment so try to work in a warm room.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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