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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

unmold and cut as desired.4 ounces Shea Butter 6. Remove from heat to cool. 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.0 ounces water 9. Pour in mold and wrap in blanket to keep temp at an even 100 degrees then insert thermometer to keep track. Blend oils together over a double boiler all except the essential/fragrance oil.equal parts Citronella Java. When both mixtures reach 95’F it’s time to make soap. Camper’s Delight with Neem Oil Submitted by Susan of N Syracuse. Geranium and Rosemary essential oils.0 ounces palm Oil 6. Add the essential oils and stir well. Blend the lye mixture and oils together slowly and stir till it traces. Let cool to 100 degrees.FromNatureWithLove. Melt and cool to 100 degrees. put it someplace quiet and wrap to insulate. allow to cool. After 24 hours. Instructions: Dissolve lye in water. NY A soap that soothes skin problems and keeps the bugs at bay.com . Add the mica mixed with the fragrance oil so there are no clumps of mica. Combine in large pot and stir briskly until soap traces.Bubble Gum Soap Smells so good you’ll want to eat it!!! Ingredients: 8 oz soft water 3 oz lye 7 oz crisco. Allow soap to cure for at least three weeks before using. From Nature With Love Page 29 http://www. Combine oils and Shea butter in large soap pot and warm over low until various components have melted. Eucalyptus Citriodora. Ingredients: 19.4 ounces olive Oil 16.2 ounces coconut oil 22. When it gets to 80 degrees it’s ready to unmold. cut and let rest for 2 weeks to cure. Pour into mold.4 ounces Neem Oil 23.6 ounces Sodium Hydroxide 14 teaspoons essential oil.

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

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

Stir a couple minutes(or until trace if stirring completely by hand). MI A heady yet invigorating scent Ingredients: 24oz Water 9oz Lye 20oz Coconut Oil 17. stir in liquid oils and bring to 90* . Drizzle lye solution into the oils. Add EO’s and Calendula Petals.110*. Pour into mold. http://www.English Countryside Soap Submitted by Michele of Jenison. Stick blend to trace. Clovebud EO 1-1/2 tsp. stirring constantly. Calendula Petals @ Trace Instructions: Blend EO’s and FO (preferably 24 hours in advance) and cover.com Page 32 From Nature With Love .4oz Canola Oil 4.1oz Aloe Oil 5.1oz Sweet Almond Oil .3oz Castor Oil 11.8oz Shea Butter .8oz Cocoa Butter 1-1/2 tsp.5oz Palm Oil 4. Neroli FO 1/2 C. Add lye to water and let cool to 90* .FromNatureWithLove. Spearmint EO 1-1/2 tsp.110* Melt solid oils.

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

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

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

Pour into prepared molds.7 oz Water Instructions: Combine oils.4 oz Palm Oil 2. Combine the melted oils and lye solution together. Combine the lye and the water. When the bars are cured.4 oz Olive Oil 2. Stir until tracing occurs.4 oz Grapeseed Oil 2. heat gently.FromNatureWithLove.0. Add the lye slowly and stir constantly. the pH reading should be between 7.5 and 9. Once the temperature has cooled to 100-125 degrees.4 oz NaOH/Lye 5. the lye solution is ready. Temporarily set oils aside. CA Inexpensive oils can make a luxurious bar of soap Ingredients: Oils: 2. Allow to cure. Add fragrance.Good Bar Submitted by Brian of Fairfield. Once the fats and oils are melted and the temperature is 100-125 degrees.4 oz Sweet Almond Oil 4. the oils are ready.0 oz Coconut Oil 3. http://www.4 oz Sunflower Oil Lye/Water: 2. Remove from mold and cut into bars. never let a bunch of granules become caked on the bottom of the container. Allow 1 to 2 days to set-up.com Page 36 From Nature With Love .

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

http://www. Container should hold most or all of the 2lbs of soap.5 oz. A good mold for this batch is an empty “Parmalat” milk container. Add scent just before pouring into mold. Soap should slip out easily. allowing for possibly one more use of the mold (otherwise just peel it off).3 oz NaOH/Lye 11. but have an extra individual mold or two around to catch any extra soap. Use stick blender intermittently with spoon (no more than 1 minute at a time for blender). Tea Tree Oil for treating acne) Instructions: Pour lye into water. palm-sized rectagular shapes once cut. reinforce sides and bottom of box with packing tape.com Page 38 From Nature With Love . 100-F) Heat/melt all oils. Ingredients: OILS: 2.6 oz Grapeseed oil 21. cool (c. stir until clear.4 oz Olive oil LYE/LIQUID: 4.4 fl oz Water SCENT: 1.4 oz Lemongrass EO (can add another 0. To help container keep its firm shape.6 oz Sweet almond oil 2.Lemon Olive Complexion Bar Submitted by Stephanie of Princeton. Don’t cut off the top.6 oz Castor oil 2.6 oz Coconut oil 2. 100-F). Pour lye/water mixture in slow steady stream into the oils. Will yield nice.FromNatureWithLove. NJ Nourishing & moisturizing. just slice it open so that you can refold it closed to help keep batch warm for first 48 hours. Stir to trace. Set aside to cool (c. great for difficult skin conditions.

and 2 ounces of emu oil.9 oz mango Butter 1. 1. 2 ounces of jojoba oil.FromNatureWithLove.com . Instructions: Follow basic instructions for cold processed soaps.0 oz emu oil 1.9 oz jojoba oil 1. From Nature With Love Page 39 http://www.0 oz olive oil 19.0 oz coconut oil 1.2 oz palm oil 1.2 oz tallow (beef) 1.0 oz castor oil 24.3 ounces lye 34.Luxury Bar Submitted by Kia of Provodence.5 ounces water 2 tsp hydrolized silk amino acids added to water & lye mixture.0 oz neem oil 24. RI A luxury body bar Ingredients: 14.0 oz sal butter recipe was superfatted with: 3 ounces of mango butter.9 oz sweet almond oil 19.

The longer cure time.cream. place mixture in microwave for one minute and 15 seconds. http://www. add coloring (I like the beeswax color naturally produced. the harder (longer lasting) your bar of soap will be! Milk Based Soap Submitted by Donna of Greenwich. Stir and stir and stir! Add almond and honey fragrance oils. salt. Let soap cure for at least 4-6 weeks. and lye. Slowly stir together oils and lye mixture. Stir and pour into mold.Megan’s Sweet Honey Almond Soap Submitted by Megan of Indianapolis. Stir! (If unable to reach trace.6oz Water 1 tsp Salt 0.) Once you reach light trace. Let cool. In two days. IN Family favorite! Sweet smelling soap with great lather (does not use Palm oil) Ingredients: 1oz Cocoa Butter 8.2oz Soybean Oil 4. Heat oils until they reach 100-110 degrees F. release from mold and cut soap into slices (if applicapable). and beeswax.8oz Lye 9. Leave in mold for two days. Wait until lye mixture cools to 90-95degrees F. oilive oil. (I use a plastic rubbermail drawer organizer.6oz Coconut Oil 3. so I don’t color this particular batch).2oz Olive Oil 19.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. Mix soybean oil. Add essential oil. coconut oil.FromNatureWithLove. This recipe usually traces within 20 min. Pour in mold. Remove from mold and allow to age for 3 weeks).com Page 40 From Nature With Love . Cover mold.powdered milk. 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.5oz Honey fragrance oil Instructions: Mix water.5oz Almond fragrance oil 0. Stir in the milk.

cool to 100 degrees. fresh smelling bar. add to warmed oils. then stir in essential oils. Add herbs and clay mixed with the two oz of sesame oil and blend well. (about 110 degrees) stir to a light trace.FromNatureWithLove. but cures out to be a very pleasant.com . (see info on the benefits of Neem. clays and herbs used) I can’t seem to keep enough of this on hand! From Nature With Love Page 41 http://www. comfrey root & calendula petals) 61/2 oz of lye (sodium hydroxide) Herbs: 1 T Tulsi 1 t Tumeric 1 t basil 1 t comfrey root 1 T neem powder 1 T Bentonite Clay 1 T Fullers Earth 1 T each of essential oil of Sandalwood & Myrrh Instructions: Follow basic soap making instructions: Make sure the herb tea is cold before adding lye. WA A Very Healing Treatment Soap Ingredients: 18 oz canola oil 18 oz olive oil 5 oz virgin coconut oil 4 oz palm 4 oz neem oil 2 oz sesame (to be reserved to mix with herbs & clay) 12 oz of liquid (I use distilled water made into an herb tea infused with: marshmellow root. This recipe will make one dozen 5 oz (plus) bars.Neem Oil Soap Submitted by Kathleen of Burlington. This has a powerful odor while making.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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FromNatureWithLove. When hard (up to a week).Vitamin Soap Submitted by Kathryn of Verona. Borage Oil or Rosa Mosqueta Rosehip seed Oil Scent: 45-50g (about 3 oz) essential oils Instructions: Add lye to water and let cool to 80 degrees. cut and remove from mold. From Nature With Love Page 49 http://www. NJ This soap nourishes the skin in every way possible. Grade B or pomace (2 lbs less 1/2 cup) 1 oz (2 tbsp) Wheat Germ Oil 1 oz (2 tbsp) Carrot Seed Essential Oil 1 oz (2 tbsp) Carrot Root Oil 1 oz (2 tbsp) Vitamin E Oil 1/2 lb (8 oz) Sweet Almond Oil 1/2 lb (8 oz) Apricot Kernel Oil 1/2 lb (8 oz) Kukui Nut Oil 1/2 lb (8 oz) Jojoba Oil 4 oz Shea Butter 30g Grapefruit Seed Extract Nutrients: 2 oz (4 tbsp) Avocado Oil 2 oz (4 tbsp) Evening Primrose Oil. Cover with blankets and allow to sit for 24 to 48 hours until it stops generating heat. Melt fats and let cool to 80-90 degrees. stir to combine and pour into molds. Add lye to fats and stir briskly for up to one hour til it “traces”. 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. Add nutrients and essential oils.com . Set out to dry and cure for 4-6 weeks.

6 oz Olive Oil 8. FL Designed specifically to be healthy for maturing skin Ingredients: Oils 1. Add the dried herbs just before pouring into molds. .5 oz Water Additives 1.4 oz total of Essential/Fragrance Oil Essential Oil: Roman Chamomile. Chamomile powder and Calendula powder Instructions: Make soap according to basic soaping instructions. The EO’s are expensive but more than worth it.6 oz Sweet Almond Oil 0.FromNatureWithLove.Youthful Complexion Submitted by Kim of Winter Haven.2 oz. Essential Oil: Lavender.0 oz Palm Kernel Oil 12.2 oz. I usually make this recipe in a PVC tube mold http://www.com Page 50 From Nature With Love . Essential Oil: Rose Bulgarian.5 oz Sodium Hydroxide (NaOH/Lye) 11.2 oz Shortening (veg) 4. Dried Herbs: 1 oz total: Rose Powder. .6 oz Cocoa Butter 9. 1 oz.

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http://www. Add the cucumber juice and stir thoroughly. Place the glass cup in a pan of water (about 1-2 inches of water). stirring occasionally.com Page 52 From Nature With Love .Creams Basic Hand & Body Cream Doesn’t leave greasy feel. Add the colored cream back to the main batch and blend well. Melt Coconut Oil and Beeswax. Slowly add the borax-water mixture to it. Bring this mixture almost to boiling. Mix together oil and beeswax in another cup. Add hydrosol while blending in processor until smooth. Add olive oil and aloe oil to this mixture. Heat the oilbeeswax mixture in the water bath over medium heat until beeswax is melted.FromNatureWithLove. Add the Fragrance oil if using and cool completely. Transfer to jars and let cool. Great for winter dry skin. Take a small amount of cream and mix the mica into it removing all of the clumps. You can whip the mixture in the blender. NJ Ingredients: 1/4-teaspoon borax powder 1/4-cup fractionated coconut oil or any light oil 1 tablespoon distilled water 1-tablespoon beeswax 1-tablespoon fresh cucumber juice 8 drops Grapefruit Seed Extract Cucumber Fragrance oil if desired Jade or emerald mica for color if desired Instructions: Dissolve borax in the water and add the grapefruit seed extract. Basic Hand & Body Cream Cucumber Cream Submitted by Yohana of Voorhees. Ingredients: 1/3 cup Ex-Virgin Olive Oil 1 T Aloe Vera Oil 2 T Cocunut Oil 1 T Beeswax 4 T Hydrosol Essential oils (optional) Instructions: Mix together Olive Oil and Aloe Vera Oil. Set aside. Remove the mixture from the water bath.

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

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

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

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

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

At trace add the vitamin E oil.Baby Bottom Oil Use this oil to soothe redness and chapped skin for baby’s bottom Ingredients: 4 oz Peach Kernel Oil 2 oz Calendula Oil 1 oz Jojoba 1 oz Emu or Camelina Oil 2 drops Lavender Essential oil (Optional) Instructions: Mix oils and store in a bottle. Pour into a mold and proceed as you would with cold process soap. From Nature With Love Page 59 http://www. Baby Soap Submitted by Bonnie of Cedar City. 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.FromNatureWithLove.com . Combine lye and water and cool to 100 degrees. Combine oils and lye/ water mixing well.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fragrance with oils or dry ingredients. earthy scents like nutmeg. oatmeal. Add the other ingredients and mix thoroughly. The ground seeds release their natural oils when added to a hot bath. 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. I prefer to use dry fragrances but oils work well too. From Nature With Love Page 71 http://www. no talc dusting powder Ingredients: 2 cups of arrowroot powder or corn starch 1 cup Rose Clay 1/2 cup powdered rose petals 1 cup baking soda 3 T of silver mica or cosmetic grade glitter (both are wonderful!) 10 drops of rose essential oil Instructions: Mix all together and then “sift” several times through a fine mesh strainer. almond and comfrey work well. 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.com .Relaxing Milk Bath Ingredients: 1/2 cup goats milk powder 1/2 cup buttermilk powder 1/4 cup powdered lavender buds 1/8 cup rose petal powder 1/2 cup colloidal oatmeal (fine) Instructions: Mix and use as desired in a hot tubful of water Shimmering Rose Dusting Powder Submitted by Kathleen of Burlington. OR Sunflower seeds. Because the sunflower seeds are so fragrant.FromNatureWithLove. WA A natural.

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

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

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

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

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

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

beeswax and emulsifying wax. When cool enough add rose geranium essential oil and whip into cream. Kokum Butter 2 Tbsp.Facial Moisturizing Cream Softens and smooths away fine lines Ingredients: 1/2 Cup Virgin coconut oil 1 tsp. Borax Powder 1/4 Cup Calendula infusion (make a tea with calendula petals) 10 drops Rose Geranium Oil 10 drops grapefruit seed extract Instructions: Melt and mix together sweet almond oil. vitamin E oil. From Nature With Love Page 79 http://www.1T of jojoba Add 7 drops of lavender. Mix calendula infusion and borax. geranium or rose oil Instructions: Shake well before each use. Facial Toner Ingredients: 1/3 Cup witch hazel and 2/3 cup of your favorite floral water Add 1 t . coconut oil. Hydrogenated jojoba MP 44 1 tsp. Cool slightly and add grapefruit seed extract. Vitamin E 1000 IU Oil 1 tsp. stirring continually.FromNatureWithLove. heat to boil. Slowly add infusion mixture to oils.com . Beeswax . kokum butter. Transfer to blender and whip cream. Package and enjoy.75 oz emulsifying wax 1/8 tsp.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

FromNatureWithLove. 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.com Page 96 From Nature With Love . all for beautiful silky hair Ingredients: 1 cup grated soap 1/2 cup water 1/4 cup olive oil 1/4 cup castor oil 1 t dried crushed peppermint leaves 15 drops mango fragrance oil Instructions: Melt soap and water in heat resistant glass bowl in a saucepan. http://www. Pour into prepared molds or hand mold. leaves and rosemary. FL Soft soap. AZ A wonderful morning soap to get you going. 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. Mix it well and put into the proper molds. Makes about 2 large rectangular bars. Enjoy!! Wake-me-up Soap Submitted by Cori of Chandler. Take off of the heat and mix the peppermint oil. coconut oil and water. When soap is stringy add the remaining ingredients. with large fluffy suds.

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

6 oz. Glop into mold. Lye (6% excess fat) Fragrance and color optional Instructions: OBSERVE ALL STANDARD SAFETY PROCEDURES.com .2 oz. NJ Ingredients: 16. 1. Mix and set aside.Stefanie’s Favorite . 5. Emu Oil (12%) 3. Add lye/water to crock oils while stirring gently.FromNatureWithLove. Distilled Water 8.8 oz. Unmold and cut when cool. Weigh and add liquid oils to crock. 3. Castor Oil (6%) 3 oz. Shea Butter (4%) 1. Coconut Oil (20%) 9 oz. Cover and cook until done.14 oz.4 oz. 6. Avocado Oil (5%) 2. Palm Oil (15%) 7. Bring to trace alternating between whisk and stick blender. Sweet Almond Oil (2%) 23 oz.2 oz. Add to pre-warmed crock. Cocoa Butter (4%) 2. From Nature With Love Page 99 http://www. Jojoba (2%) 1. Weigh lye and water.Emu Oil Soap Submitted by Kathy of Fort Lee.4 oz. 4. Weigh and melt hard oils in microwave. Olive Oil (28%) 12 oz.2 oz. 7. 2.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Pour into an 8 oz container and seal tightly. Add preservative and fragrance oil and blend until incorporated. Microwave 2 1/2 minutes or until solid ingredients are melted. From Nature With Love Page 109 http://www. IA A good basic lotion that makes 8 oz.FromNatureWithLove.com . and can be used year-round. Blend with stick blender until fully blended.Lotions All-Over Lotion Submitted by Rachel of Urbana. Slowly add the borax-water mixture to it. Bring this mixture almost to boiling. Remove the mixture from the heat. Shake periodically until cool and enjoy! Almond Oil Lotion Submitted by Yohana of Voorhees. Allow the lotion to cool completely while whisking. Melt beeswax and sweet almond oil in a double boiler stirring occasionally. NJ Ingredients: 1/8 t borax powder 1/4 cup distilled water 1/2 cup almond oil 1 T grated beeswax Instructions: Dissolve borax in the water. 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. Wrap in plastic wrap. Stearic Acid 1/2 Cup Emulsfying Wax 1/2 Cup Oil Blend (Try Kukui nut. Pour into clean containers. Beeswax 3 oz. http://www. color and scent. of each of the following: Shea Butter. jojoba oil Instructions: Melt all ingredients together in a double boiler. Lanolin. Spoon into 3 oz molds. 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. blend with blender until starts to thicken.I use honeycomb with the bee on it. Body & Feet Cream Submitted by Robyn of West Valley City. orange essential oil. in double boiler. Veg. Flax seed oil and avocado oils) 4 Tbs. tea tree oil.Lotion Bar Submitted by Julie of Carrier Mills. Avacado oil. Blend again to ensure even distribution of scent. until water turns milky and all ingredients are melted. Place in freezer until set up. Melt in hot water bath. Add GSE.com Page 110 From Nature With Love . for decoration purpose you can place in 4 inch clay or plastic plant tray and tie raffia bow around it. UT Ingredients: 1 tsp. Citric Acid 4 Tbs. Cocoa Butter 1/4 oz.Beeswax Handbutter . Remove from heat. IL Ingredients: 4 oz.

5 oz Emulifying Wax 3 oz Water 38 oz (room temp) Sesame Oil 12 oz Cocoa Butter 2. 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. Add fragrance if desired.com . From Nature With Love Page 111 http://www. Add glycerin and vitamin E.FromNatureWithLove. TN Moisturizing Suntan Lotion Ingredients: Coconut Oil 2 oz Glycerin 4. Remove from heat and place in large mixing bowl.Camelot’s Suntan Lotion Submitted by Glenda of Milan. Add citric acid. cocoa butter and wax in double boiler over medium heat. Put in containers.

15 oz Stearic Acid 0. then adding scent and/or color. Cut corner from bag and “pipe” into containers. you can put cream into a zip bag.15 oz Shea Butter 0. I scent “as I go” by heating the cream slightly. When COMPLETELY cool. This will depend on your preservative. close and squish until mixed.1 oz Instructions: Combine and heat oil phase until fully incorporates. While blending (stick blender is best)the oils. Heat water phase and dissolve baking soda and cornstarch completely. you can add when mixture is still hot.1 oz E-Wax 0. Also.8 oz Baking Soda 0. If using phenonip. it becomes VERY thick. SLOWLY add the water phase. http://www.05 oz Oil Phase Grapeseed Oil 2 oz Manog Butter 0. transfer to jars.8 oz Phenonip(or other appropriate preservative) 0. Check with manufacturer for other preservatives. As cream cools.com Page 112 From Nature With Love . easily absorbed body cream Ingredients: Water Phase: Distilled Water 12. Keep blending. add color/scent.Creme de la Cream Submitted by Andrea of Worcester.1 oz Corn Starch 0.3 oz Citric Acid 0.1 oz Soy Letchin 0. MA A thick. Cool both phases slightly.FromNatureWithLove.

Use as a daily lubricant on the skin.com . his skin is back to normal. I rub on the oil and it stops it from getting any worse. By the next day.Easy Body Lotion Submitted by Elise of Lake Elsinore. CA Makes about 4 oz. It has been the only remedy that has worked for him. Shake vigorously before each use. His skin will sometimes still get irritated when he comes in contact with an allergen. Eczema Soother Submitted by Anna-maria of Sarasota. This has worked WONDERS on my little boy (21 months) who suffers with a bad case of eczema. 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. Ingredients: 3 tbs glycerin 3 tbs rose or zdravetz hydrosol 1 tbs rice bran oil 1 tbs meadowfoam oil 1 tbs jojoba oil 10 drops Grapefruit seed extract A few drops FD & C Red #33 Lake Instructions: Put all ingredients in a sterilized 4 oz. jar. itchy patches and keeps his VERY dry skin nicely lubricated.FromNatureWithLove. As soon as I see it starting to get red and inflamed. It stops him from breaking out with the red.

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

Calendula Oil 2.50 oz.50 oz. Grape Seed Extract (GSE) as a natural preservative 3. then cool to about 140 degrees. Emulsifying Wax (way cool product that binds water to oil and keeps it from seperating!) 0. Pour into jars or pump lotion bottles and continue to shake periodically until the mixture becomes creamy and thick.30 oz. Rose Water or Floral Water of your choice 32.30 oz. can also be used as a hand cream when made w/ less water or more stearic acid. Rosewood Essential Oil 0. Aloe Vera Gel or distilled water Great Patchouli Scent Blend: 1. also great for reducing stretch marks when made w/ EMU Oil Ingredients: 2.com .30 oz.00 oz. or sensitive irritated skin. Vegetable Glycerin 2. Tea Tree Oil 2. this will prevent any seperation of the oils and water. butters.50 oz.50 oz.00 oz. Put the oils into a large mixing bowl and start mixing on slow while slowly adding the water mixture until all water is added.00 oz. Instructions: Heat the oils.00 oz.FromNatureWithLove. Stearic Acid (may add less for thinner lotion) 3. 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. Emu Oil 2. Sweet Almond Oil 2.50 oz. Patchouli Essential Oil 0.30 oz. Mango Butter 1.50 oz. then add EO’s & FO’s and GSE and blend some more at a higher speed.70 oz. great for dry. Shea Butter 2. you want to keep blending until mixture is about body temp (around 97 to 98 degrees). (I use a double boiler so you can’t burn it or boil it). Heat the aloe water and rose water mixture to about 140 degrees as well. and waxes on low until everything has melted. itchy.0 oz. Hemp Oil 4. From Nature With Love Page 115 http://www.Rich Creamy Butter Lotion Submitted by Staci of Cocoa Beach. Lavender Essential Oil 0. FL Thick creamy lotion.50 oz. Vitamin E 1000 IU 2. Coconut Fragrance Oil I chose these essential oils for their specific medicinal purposes that are great for the skin.50 oz.

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

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

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

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

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

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

FromNatureWithLove. When you’re satisfied with the last layer of your geode. Remelt if the base cools too much.3" x 5" x 1" slab of violet base 1-3 slabs of coconut opaque base 3 . Melt some opaque base and dip the ball into the opaque white base until you have a thin layer of white. Use one motion to slice through. Keep the white layers thin but make the colored layers about 1/8 -3/8 inch thick. cut criss cross cuts 1/8 of an inch deep into the 1" width of the slab. Then color some of your base with an earthy grayish color to start forming the outer layer. It might help to warm the knife slightly over a fire but if you make it too hot. Then do another color and then maybe some more white and then more color and then more white until your geode starts to approach a good 4-5 inches across. Dip your geode in some melted base and start throwing on some micas and you use your fingers to smooth the mica into the soft base.com Page 124 From Nature With Love . 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. slice down through the slab slicing off the tiny irregular shaped pieces. start dipping it into the clear base and use you hands to mold and firm the clear soap around the ball. When you have packed a firm ball. Start dipping your ball into the colored base until you have a good solid color. Just peel the soap off your hands and place it back into the pan of melted soap. Keep repeating this process until you have about 1 cup of tiny crystal-like pieces of soap. it tends to melt the various colors all over each other so resist the urge to go this route. Keep dipping and molding. Crumble with your hand and chop up into smaller pieces if necessary. blue violet. Dip your geode until you have a good layer of “rock” color. When you have covered the surface with cuts. topaz. Then color some melted clear base. Keep working the mica into the outer layer. You may not need any if the soap is sticky enough. You will be amazed at your geode! http://www. put it down and do some major cleaning up! Get some rest and 48 hours later. Do this until you have a good solid layer holding the crystals together.5 slabs of coconut clear base Ultramarines and oxides and earthy toned micas (pick “rock” tones for a natural looking geode or just pick your six year olds 5 favorite colors) Oil for dispersing pigments Instructions: Hold the slab of violet base in your hand and with a sharp knife. bronze). The soap will cool quickly and most of it will stick to your hands as you work. Mix together some “earthy” micas (gold. you will be ready to take a sharp non-serrated knife to your geode.MP Base Geode Ingredients: 1.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

NH Clears the skin of dead cells and toxins while soaking up minerals and leaving a healthy glow. melted 1 oz goats milk glycerin soap melted 1/2 cup liquid castille soap 3/4 cup favroite oil blend or sunflower oil 1-2 tsps. Enjoy Diane’s Body Polish Submitted by Diane of East Islip. 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. Add salt and stir well to mix completely.FromNatureWithLove. Mica Instructions: Heat melted glycerin soap and liquid soap until warmed and stir in the mica until well blended. Either way it will leave your skin clean and soft and give you a subtle fragrence that will enhance your mood. then add baking soda and borax and mix again.Cleansing Aromatic Salt Glow Submitted by Kymberli Gayle of Manchester. 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. 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. or rinse off in the shower. That’s it! I was VERY frustrated by salt scrubs/salt glow recipes that dripped all over and were an oily mess. Set into a nice herb bath and soak for 20 minutes. Add oils to salts and mix and store. Before bathing or showering.com . use ample amount and rub viggorously in circular motion. Add essential oils to the carrier oil before mixing with salts mixture. Add oil and fragrance oil and blend thoroughly until emulsified.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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com .Useful Conversions Approximate Equivalents 1 oz = 2 tablespoons or 6 teaspoons or 30 ml/cc or 28. 700 drops 1/2 oz = 1 tablespoon or 3 teaspoons or 15ml/cc 14. 1 militers = 1/5 teaspoon 5 ml = 1 teaspoon 15 ml = 1 tablespoon 34 ml = 1 fluid oz.4 fluid oz.205 pounds 1 kilogram = 35 oz.775 lbs U.5 ounces 500 grams = 1.035 ounce 100 grams = 3.26 gallon Weight 1 gram = .95 liter 4 quarts (1 gal. 240 ml = 1 cup 1 liter = 34 fluid oz. 100 ml = 3.S.2 cups 1 liter = 2.18 grams or approx. 1 liter = 4.) = 3.10 pounds 1 kilogram = 2.1 pints 1 liter = 1. From Nature With Love Page 165 http://www.06 quarts 1 liter = .8 liters Metric to U.FromNatureWithLove.S.35 grams or approx. 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) = . 350 drops 1 teaspoon is about 5 ml/cc 1 gallon of most oils is approximately 7.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

it has been found to reduce inflammation and pain of sore muscles and joints and can help with conditions such as arthritis. Refrigeration is recommended if you plan to store emu oil for longer than 3 months. About Hemp Hemp (Cannabis sativa) The hemp plant is one of the most economically useful plants because every part of the plant can be used and multiple crops can be harvested annually from a single field. The 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. 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. lotion bars etc. creams. It has an extraordinary ability to penetrate the skin.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. It is extremely healing when used in conjuction with Tamanu oil for ezcema and psoriasis. 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. In addition. Used in soap at 10-20%. Due to this unusually high content of EFAs. burns. hemp requires none. Emu oil becomes creamy looking at 65 F and will solidify if keep colder. http://www. Compared to cotton. Use emu oil in essential oil blends to help deliver the oils into the skin. and even hot spots in dogs and encourage quick re-growth of lost hair/fur due to injury or surgery (ask me how I know!). 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. reduce the formation of wrinkles and restore moisturize to irritated dry skin.com Page 182 From Nature With Love . water and lavender essential oil in a spray bottle will rapidly heal wounds. it is non-comedogenic. balms. and is completely non irritating. stitches. Hemp seed oil can be used at a rate of 5-20% in soaps. lotions. Use in massage or sports blends to relieve soreness and inflammation. hemp produces twice as much fiber per acre and while cotton typically requires significant amounts of pesticide spraying. It is unparalleled in its ability to heal burns and prevent the formation of scar tissue while encouraging rapid repair of damaged tissue and should be a must have for the medicine cabinet. Mix your fragrance oil with your dendritic salts first and then blend that into your other salts. About Emu Oil Emu oil is rapidly gaining recognition as an invaluable cosmetic ingredient due to very positive results in current studies.FromNatureWithLove. It has been found to reduce inflammation and redness of the skin. emu oil will make a hard bar with stable moisturizing lather. Hemp does not need as much water as cotton and can grow in almost any temperate or tropical climate. Hemp fiber is becoming popular in the textile industry due to economic and environmental concerns.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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18. 33. 45. 60 chamomile powder 48. 30. 46. 46. 18. 42. 17. 18. 59. 50. 15. 30. 54 citronella java essential oil 27 clay bentonite 39. 47 apricot oil 12 avocado oil 12. 16. 47. We’ll continue to work on setting up indexing terms and complete the index in the near future! Thanks for downloading our book! A almond oil 12 aloe vera gel 52. 14. 30. 43 sea 51 white kaolin 60 http://www. 60 calendula petals 14. 18. 60. 42. 61 citric acid 15. 16. 50 anise essential oil 41 anti bacterial 16 anti fungal 16 apricot kernel oil 17. 52. 16. 37. 53. 40. 30. 36. 26.com Page 192 From Nature With Love . 43 benzoin gum powder 17 borage oil 47 borax 17. 61 camelina oil 57. 60 calendula powder 48. 39. 15. 61 aloe vera oil 15. 41. 51. 61 canola oil 28. 50. 56. 61 bentonite clay 39. 58. 22. 56. 43 C calendula oil 57. 45 carrot oil 47 carrots 29 carrotseed essential oil 47 castor oil 26. 53. 37. 48 illipe 12. 44. 57 chamomile essential oil 61 chamomile flowers 14. 58. 60.FromNatureWithLove. 38. 29. 43. 18. 30. 59. 16. 43. 30. 59 buttermilk 40. 57. 40. 47. 35. 16. 45. 42. 28. 56. 17. 16. 26 mango 16. 52 kokum 16. 59 azuki bean powder 26 B basil 39 beeswax 11. 52. 27. 58. 12. 40. 15. 44. 44. 40 shea 15. 37. 58 nutmeg 40 sal 16. 18. 53 butter 11 cocoa 12.Index We are not completely done indexing at this time.

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