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Table of Contents
Balms ...................................................................................................................... 12
Basic Balm ................................................................................................................................. Belly Balm .................................................................................................................................. Body Butter ................................................................................................................................ Body Butter Bar .......................................................................................................................... Citrus Body Splash ..................................................................................................................... Emu Herbal Baby Balm .............................................................................................................. Herbal Hand Salve ...................................................................................................................... Herbal Healing Balm .................................................................................................................. Neem Balm ................................................................................................................................ Peach & Berry Gardener’s Hand Cream ...................................................................................... Strawberry Cream ....................................................................................................................... Tiger Balm .................................................................................................................................. Winter Balm ............................................................................................................................... 12 12 13 13 14 15 16 17 17 18 18 19 19

Candles.................................................................................................................... 21
Beer Mug Candles ...................................................................................................................... Floater Candles .......................................................................................................................... Honeycomb Sheet Candle .......................................................................................................... Ice Candles ................................................................................................................................. Millefiori Candles ......................................................................................................................... Water Candles ............................................................................................................................ Whipped Wax Candle .................................................................................................................. 21 21 21 22 22 23 23

Cold Process Soap .................................................................................................. 25
Basic Instructions for Cold Process Soap .................................................................................... 25 Create Your Own Bar or Liquid Soap Recipe - The Easy Way! ..................................................... 27 Azuki Bean Cucumber Kokum Soap ........................................................................................... 28 Bubble Gum Soap ...................................................................................................................... 29 Camper’s Delight with Neem Oil ................................................................................................. 29 Canola Soap ............................................................................................................................... 30 Carrot Veggie Bar ....................................................................................................................... 31 English Countryside Soap ........................................................................................................... 32 Flax Oil Soap .............................................................................................................................. 33 Gift Shop Three Oil Soap ............................................................................................................ 34 Goat’s Milk Soap ......................................................................................................................... 35 Good Bar .................................................................................................................................... 36 Hope’s Basic Soap...................................................................................................................... 37 Lemon Olive Complexion Bar ..................................................................................................... 38 Luxury Bar .................................................................................................................................. 39 Megan’s Sweet Honey Almond Soap ........................................................................................... 40 Milk Based Soap ......................................................................................................................... 40 Neem Oil Soap ........................................................................................................................... 41 Nutmeg Butter Soap................................................................................................................... 42

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Old Fashioned Goatsmilk Soap ................................................................................................... Pampering Body Bar ................................................................................................................... Peppermint Wake Up .................................................................................................................. Shampoo Bar II .......................................................................................................................... Shaving Soap ............................................................................................................................. Shea Butter Soap ....................................................................................................................... Simply Soap Bar ......................................................................................................................... Slice of Summer ......................................................................................................................... Tons of Bubbles .......................................................................................................................... Vinny’s Wild Oats Soap ............................................................................................................... Vitamin Soap .............................................................................................................................. Youthful Complexion ...................................................................................................................

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Creams .................................................................................................................... 52
Basic Hand & Body Cream ......................................................................................................... Cucumber Cream ....................................................................................................................... Gardener’s Hand Cream ............................................................................................................. Gentle Face Cream and Base...................................................................................................... Lavendar Cream ......................................................................................................................... Rose Aloe Face Cream ................................................................................................................ Skin Butter ................................................................................................................................. Ultra Hand & Body Cream .......................................................................................................... Whipped Creme.......................................................................................................................... 52 52 53 53 54 54 55 55 56

For Baby .................................................................................................................. 58
Anti-Septic Tincture .................................................................................................................... 58 Baby Body Balm ......................................................................................................................... 58 Baby Bottom Oil ......................................................................................................................... 59 Baby Soap .................................................................................................................................. 59 Baby Washbags .......................................................................................................................... 60 Bottoms Up! Baby Bottom Balm ................................................................................................ 60 Calendula Baby Oil ..................................................................................................................... 61 Diaper Ointment ......................................................................................................................... 61 Herbal Baby Balm ...................................................................................................................... 62 Herbal Baby Powder ................................................................................................................... 62 Herbal Milk Bath ......................................................................................................................... 63 Sweet Dreams Baby Lotion ......................................................................................................... 63

For The Bath ........................................................................................................... 65
Basic Bath Salts .......................................................................................................................... 65 Basic Salt Glow ........................................................................................................................... 65 Bath Cookies .............................................................................................................................. 65 Chocolate Ice Cream Bath Fizzies ............................................................................................... 66 Fizzing Bath Bombs .................................................................................................................... 66 Fizzy Bath Salts ........................................................................................................................... 66 Foaming Bath Rocks .................................................................................................................. 67 Foaming Bath Salts .................................................................................................................... 67

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Honeycomb Sheet Candle Instructions: Rolling honeycomb sheets is the easiest & quickest way to make candles and these candles are a blessing when you are low on inventory for a show or fair. Floater Candles Instructions: You can easily make floater candles by pouring wax into tart tins that have been greased with mold release. Seal the outer edge of the wax sheet with a hot knife pressing lightly but firmly so that the edge seals onto the candle. the more bubbles you will have. While this is heating. and your whipping will make it frothy. Pour into mug. Use with square braid wicks. 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. You can take one sheet and simply roll the length of it or divide the sheet in half and roll 2 small candles. get your wick positioned in the mug using a little melted paraffin to hold the wick in place. spoon it on top of the “beer” in the mug. 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.com . Once it has melted. Pull up on your wick to straighten it. From Nature With Love Page 21 http://www. When it is is thick enough to be spooned out. 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. and while it is setting up to be sure it stays straight. The sheets can be rolled in a number of different ways. Start whipping it up with a fork. it will turn white again. Make sure you work in a relatively warm but not too hot environment so your sheets don’t break or dent.FromNatureWithLove. Do not over heat. stopping about an inch from the top. 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. This forms the beer’s head. Tug your wick again. THE HEAD: Melt paraffin wax at med low heat. The cooler the gel. take off the burner and add fragrance. Different colored sheets can be combined and rolled to make multicolored candles. Add your color and your scent to the gel wax (I use vanilla)and stir thoroughly.Candles Beer Mug Candles Submitted by Jessica of Ormond Beach.

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

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

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

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

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

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

com . Combine oils and Shea butter in large soap pot and warm over low until various components have melted.2 ounces coconut oil 22. allow to cool. After 24 hours. Eucalyptus Citriodora. Add the essential oils and stir well. From Nature With Love Page 29 http://www.FromNatureWithLove. Blend the lye mixture and oils together slowly and stir till it traces. Instructions: Dissolve lye in water. Geranium and Rosemary essential oils.0 ounces palm Oil 6. Allow soap to cure for at least three weeks before using. Pour in mold and wrap in blanket to keep temp at an even 100 degrees then insert thermometer to keep track.6 ounces Sodium Hydroxide 14 teaspoons essential oil. When both mixtures reach 95’F it’s time to make soap. palm oil or tallow 7 oz coconut oil 6 oz olive oil 1 oz jojoba oil 1 oz Bubble gum fragrance oil Imperial Red Mica to color Instructions: Mix water and lye together. When it gets to 80 degrees it’s ready to unmold. Ingredients: 19.4 ounces Shea Butter 6. unmold and cut as desired.0 ounces water 9. Melt and cool to 100 degrees. Blend oils together over a double boiler all except the essential/fragrance oil.4 ounces Neem Oil 23. cut and let rest for 2 weeks to cure. put it someplace quiet and wrap to insulate. Combine in large pot and stir briskly until soap traces. Add the mica mixed with the fragrance oil so there are no clumps of mica.equal parts Citronella Java. NY A soap that soothes skin problems and keeps the bugs at bay. Remove from heat to cool. Camper’s Delight with Neem Oil Submitted by Susan of N Syracuse.Bubble Gum Soap Smells so good you’ll want to eat it!!! Ingredients: 8 oz soft water 3 oz lye 7 oz crisco. Pour into mold.4 ounces olive Oil 16. Let cool to 100 degrees.

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

Hydrogenated Soybean oil (or crisco) 24 oz total oils 1 Tbsp. Although my carrots were not pureed totally. 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. Olive oil at trace for superfatting 1 Cup fresh Carrots 3.Carrot Veggie Bar Submitted by Antoniette of Bloomingdale. GSE). since this does make a very hard bar and may be difficult to cut later. It has good lather though. Add 3.5 oz lye. it is only a small batch. From Nature With Love Page 31 http://www. 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. and I was limited to what I had on hand. At light trace I added 2 Tbsp. Maybe my stick blender finished the job. I cut mine in 18 hours. Do not let sit longer than 24 hours. Chop and boil 1 cup of fresh carrots. Apricot FO. then mix with water to total 9oz. there was no trace of chunks or pieces after curing.5 oz lye Instructions: Since I was just looking around in the fridge one day when this idea came to me. Let cool to 100 degrees. Add lye/carrot mixture to oils.com . Mix oils and let cool to 100 degrees (I added 2 Tbsp. At heavy trace pour in mold and let sit 18-24 hours.FromNatureWithLove. liquid.

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

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

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

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

4 oz Grapeseed Oil 2.4 oz Sunflower Oil Lye/Water: 2. Add fragrance. Allow to cure. Stir until tracing occurs.5 and 9. heat gently. Combine the melted oils and lye solution together.Good Bar Submitted by Brian of Fairfield. never let a bunch of granules become caked on the bottom of the container. When the bars are cured. Once the fats and oils are melted and the temperature is 100-125 degrees. Add the lye slowly and stir constantly. http://www. Once the temperature has cooled to 100-125 degrees. Temporarily set oils aside. the lye solution is ready. CA Inexpensive oils can make a luxurious bar of soap Ingredients: Oils: 2. the oils are ready. the pH reading should be between 7.FromNatureWithLove.4 oz Sweet Almond Oil 4.4 oz NaOH/Lye 5. Allow 1 to 2 days to set-up.4 oz Olive Oil 2.4 oz Palm Oil 2.7 oz Water Instructions: Combine oils.0 oz Coconut Oil 3. Combine the lye and the water. Pour into prepared molds.com Page 36 From Nature With Love .0. Remove from mold and cut into bars.

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

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

5 ounces water 2 tsp hydrolized silk amino acids added to water & lye mixture.and 2 ounces of emu oil. Instructions: Follow basic instructions for cold processed soaps.9 oz jojoba oil 1. From Nature With Love Page 39 http://www.0 oz neem oil 24.0 oz coconut oil 1.2 oz tallow (beef) 1. RI A luxury body bar Ingredients: 14.0 oz emu oil 1.com .9 oz sweet almond oil 19.3 ounces lye 34.Luxury Bar Submitted by Kia of Provodence. 2 ounces of jojoba oil.0 oz olive oil 19.FromNatureWithLove.0 oz castor oil 24. 1.2 oz palm oil 1.9 oz mango Butter 1.0 oz sal butter recipe was superfatted with: 3 ounces of mango butter.

2oz Soybean Oil 4. Add essential oil. release from mold and cut soap into slices (if applicapable). Let soap cure for at least 4-6 weeks. In two days. Wait until lye mixture cools to 90-95degrees F. coconut oil. place mixture in microwave for one minute and 15 seconds. http://www. and lye. Cover mold.powdered milk. Let cool.FromNatureWithLove.2oz Olive Oil 19. Stir in the milk. (I use a plastic rubbermail drawer organizer. The longer cure time. salt. and beeswax. IN Family favorite! Sweet smelling soap with great lather (does not use Palm oil) Ingredients: 1oz Cocoa Butter 8. Slowly stir together oils and lye mixture. oilive oil. Stir and stir and stir! Add almond and honey fragrance oils.cream. Mix soybean oil. Pour in mold. add coloring (I like the beeswax color naturally produced.8oz Lye 9. Stir! (If unable to reach trace. Remove from mold and allow to age for 3 weeks). so I don’t color this particular batch).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. the harder (longer lasting) your bar of soap will be! Milk Based Soap Submitted by Donna of Greenwich.com Page 40 From Nature With Love .) Once you reach light trace.5oz Almond fragrance oil 0.6oz Water 1 tsp Salt 0. Heat oils until they reach 100-110 degrees F.Megan’s Sweet Honey Almond Soap Submitted by Megan of Indianapolis. This recipe usually traces within 20 min. Stir and pour into mold.6oz Coconut Oil 3. 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. Leave in mold for two days.5oz Honey fragrance oil Instructions: Mix water.

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. Add herbs and clay mixed with the two oz of sesame oil and blend well. This has a powerful odor while making.FromNatureWithLove.Neem Oil Soap Submitted by Kathleen of Burlington. (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. (about 110 degrees) stir to a light trace. This recipe will make one dozen 5 oz (plus) bars. but cures out to be a very pleasant. 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. cool to 100 degrees.com . fresh smelling bar. add to warmed oils. then stir in essential oils.

depending on the molds used.2 oz Nutmeg Butter (1%) SCENT: Nutmeg EO Vanilla EO Instructions: This makes a few. Great way to put the FNWL 4 oz.0 oz Mango Butter 3. ~ Pour lye/liquid solution into melted oils in thin steady stream. Should trace quite quickly. Can use stick blender intermittently.Nutmeg Butter Soap Submitted by Stephanie of Princeton.7 oz Buttermilk (goat’s or whole milk) powder in water SUPERFAT 0. ~ Combine oils and melt. Use a decorative but sturdy set of molds to ladel in the raw soap.4 oz Lye (NaOH) 5. Allow to cool (100° F to 125° F). ~ Combine lye and liquid. ~ Pour raw soap into your prepared molds. Don’t over-stir beyond trace. NJ Exceptionally elegant gift soap.2 oz Shea Butter LYE/LIQUID 2. stir well. http://www. Ingredients: BUTTERS/OIL: 4. ~ After 48 hours.0 oz Cocoa Butter 1. Allow to cure for 3 weeks.com Page 42 From Nature With Love . Set aside and to cool (100° F to 125° F).FromNatureWithLove. butter sampler sets to use. Stir until trace. but for no more than one minute at a time — then go back to spoon. Place the bars on something that will allow air to circulate all around (or flip bars every few days). medium sized elegant gift bars.2 oz Sal Butter 3.6 oz Coconut Oil 4. the soap can be turned out of the mold.

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

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

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

6 oz Sweet Almond Oil 0. 1 oz.FromNatureWithLove. I usually make this recipe in a PVC tube mold http://www. Essential Oil: Rose Bulgarian. Dried Herbs: 1 oz total: Rose Powder.0 oz Palm Kernel Oil 12. FL Designed specifically to be healthy for maturing skin Ingredients: Oils 1. Add the dried herbs just before pouring into molds.6 oz Cocoa Butter 9. .2 oz. Essential Oil: Lavender. The EO’s are expensive but more than worth it. Chamomile powder and Calendula powder Instructions: Make soap according to basic soaping instructions.com Page 50 From Nature With Love .5 oz Water Additives 1. .Youthful Complexion Submitted by Kim of Winter Haven.2 oz.2 oz Shortening (veg) 4.4 oz total of Essential/Fragrance Oil Essential Oil: Roman Chamomile.6 oz Olive Oil 8.5 oz Sodium Hydroxide (NaOH/Lye) 11.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Stop blender and add essential oil. Then combine all ingredients and mix well. Blend gently in short bursts. This lotion doesn’t leave oily feeling to skin and absorbs well.filtered 3/4 c. virgin coconut oil 1 oz. mix aloe gel.com . FL Soothing baby lotion for baby’s skin and lightly scented for calming Ingredients: 1 1/2 c. Gently stir in camelina oil. NC Mild and gentle but make sure child has no allergies to milk or milk products Ingredients: 1 lb Cornstarch 3 cups Goats Milk Powder 1/4 cup Lavender Powder 1/4 cup Calendula Petal Powder 1/2 cup Chamomile Powder 7 to 10 drops Lavender Essential oil 2 drops Chamomile Essential Oil Instructions: Combine lavender powder with lavender oil and add chamomile oil to chamomile powder. Great as a massage lotion for baby. This mixture will thicken quickly as it cools. lavender powder 1 1/2 tsp. Vitamin E oil 1/3 c. Slowly pour oils into blender on low. At this point oils will thicken and turn white.Herbal Milk Bath Submitted by Ann of Pilot Mountain. Use 1 few Tablespoons for a baby size tub and increase for larger tubs and older children. melt coconut oil and beeswax until fully melted. lanolin 1 1/2 tsp. Makes approximately 2 1/2 cups. While mixture is still warm.lanolin. essential oil (optional) 2 tbsp. Sweet Dreams Baby Lotion Submitted by Karen of Dunnellon. aloe vera gel 1 1/2 tsp. camelina oil 1 1/2 tsp. Place mixture in a muslin drawstring bag or tie up in cheesecloth and add to bath water for gentle cleansing. Add lavender and chamomile powders.vitamin E oil. chamomile powder Instructions: In a blender.if used. softening and healing of the skin and as an aid to treat restlessness and insomnia. From Nature With Love Page 63 http://www. pure beeswax (white). blend gently until incorporated.FromNatureWithLove. pour into containers. Do NOT over blend. Using a glass container. I package these in cello bags tied with a card with instructions for use and a muslin bag attached.

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

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

Put into “shaker” containers and enjoy! Silk Soak Submitted by Annette of Eugene. The ground seeds release their natural oils when added to a hot bath. Fragrance with oils or dry ingredients. no talc dusting powder Ingredients: 2 cups of arrowroot powder or corn starch 1 cup Rose Clay 1/2 cup powdered rose petals 1 cup baking soda 3 T of silver mica or cosmetic grade glitter (both are wonderful!) 10 drops of rose essential oil Instructions: Mix all together and then “sift” several times through a fine mesh strainer. almond and comfrey work well.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. I prefer to use dry fragrances but oils work well too. This luxurious bath combines the skin soothing properties of oatmeal with softening milk and corn starch. oatmeal.FromNatureWithLove. From Nature With Love Page 71 http://www. Add the other ingredients and mix thoroughly. earthy scents like nutmeg. Because the sunflower seeds are so fragrant.com . OR Sunflower seeds. 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. WA A natural.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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you will need to return to it very frequently about every 10 minutes. Fresh soap hasn’t lost the water yet and will be soft and easy to work with.com Page 94 From Nature With Love . The crock pot should be turned to the lowest setting and the oven should be turned to 145F or 150F (if you know your oven tends to act hotter than it should according to baking recipes use the lower temp and visa versa). you may not need any but if you want. you will need to add a liquid to replace the lost moisture. For tallow based soaps. • Large hole grater • Double boiler. use distilled water and if you are rebatching a vegetable based soap use ice cold milk. add some and stir. The water in the double boiler should be touching the bottom of the top pot and should be maintained at a steadily slow boil. If your soap is older. buttermilk etc). add some cold water to the bottom pot of the double boiler to reduce the temperature. you know what I mean!). If you are going to use an electric oven. What you will need: • Cold process soap • Liquid (distilled water or cold milk) approximately 9 oz per lb of soap. Rebatching is best done when soap is fresh (5-7 days old). it will melt better if you use milk (cows milk. Remember to scrape down the sides every time you return to your pot. You can also try using a bit of rose water or other floral waters. Keep checking to make sure the bottom is not burning. distilled water will work just fine. essential oils and other ingredients that would otherwise be destroyed by the alkalinity of fresh cold process soap.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. Give the soap a good stir and then cover the pot and allow it to heat up. If you are rebatching a tallow soap. place the soap into an oven proof pan that has a tight lid (or use foil). 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. http://www. This stage takes about an hour or more. Eventually (somewhere between 1-2 hours). a crock pot or an electric oven • A good 3-4 hours of time Use the grater to shred or grate your soap as finely as possible. If the soap is beginning to scorch in the double boiler. If you are starting with a vegetable based soap. (If you are using a crock pot or the oven. you can check it every half hour or so.) After 2-3 checks. Remember that if your soap is very fresh. stop adding liquid or you’ll wind up with soup. Once the soap starts to smooth out. Place in into the double boiler or crock pot if you are using one of these. This process allows you to add delicate additives such as herbs. you can pour in a thin layer of liquid just to keep the bottom from scorching. goats milk. less or none if your soap is very fresh. Now add the appropriate amount of liquid. If you are using a double boiler. Remember you only need enough liquid to keep the soap moist like fresh soap. Stir the soap until it is completely coated with liquid. if the soap is still solid and it looks like it needs more liquid. you can still rebatch it but because much of the moisture has been lost.FromNatureWithLove.

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

Mango Mint Shampoo Bar Submitted by Spencer of Royal Palm Beach.FromNatureWithLove. Ingredients: 1 cup grated soap 1/8 cup safflower oil 1/8 cup coconut oil 1/8 cup water 5 drops of peppermint oil 1/2 teaspoon on dried peppermint leaves 3 drops of rosemary oil Instructions: Grate the soap and mix with the safflower oil. Pour into prepared molds or hand mold. AZ A wonderful morning soap to get you going. all for beautiful silky hair Ingredients: 1 cup grated soap 1/2 cup water 1/4 cup olive oil 1/4 cup castor oil 1 t dried crushed peppermint leaves 15 drops mango fragrance oil Instructions: Melt soap and water in heat resistant glass bowl in a saucepan. Enjoy!! Wake-me-up Soap Submitted by Cori of Chandler. FL Soft soap.com Page 96 From Nature With Love . Mix it well and put into the proper molds. Take off of the heat and mix the peppermint oil. coconut oil and water. leaves and rosemary. When soap is stringy add the remaining ingredients. with large fluffy suds. Makes about 2 large rectangular bars. http://www. Slowly heat this in a double boiler over medium heat until the soap is completely mixed and has a stringy texture.

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

2 oz. Shea Butter (4%) 1. Jojoba (2%) 1. Lye (6% excess fat) Fragrance and color optional Instructions: OBSERVE ALL STANDARD SAFETY PROCEDURES.4 oz. Coconut Oil (20%) 9 oz. Palm Oil (15%) 7. Weigh and add liquid oils to crock. 2. Bring to trace alternating between whisk and stick blender.Stefanie’s Favorite . From Nature With Love Page 99 http://www. Unmold and cut when cool.FromNatureWithLove. 3.com . 7. Sweet Almond Oil (2%) 23 oz. 1. Add to pre-warmed crock.2 oz. Weigh and melt hard oils in microwave.8 oz. Avocado Oil (5%) 2. 4.Emu Oil Soap Submitted by Kathy of Fort Lee. Emu Oil (12%) 3. 5. Distilled Water 8.2 oz.14 oz. Add lye/water to crock oils while stirring gently.4 oz. Cocoa Butter (4%) 2. Olive Oil (28%) 12 oz. Weigh lye and water. NJ Ingredients: 16.6 oz. Castor Oil (6%) 3 oz. Glop into mold. 6. Cover and cook until done. Mix and set aside.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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. Emulsifying Wax (way cool product that binds water to oil and keeps it from seperating!) 0.50 oz.50 oz. Instructions: Heat the oils.00 oz. Vitamin E 1000 IU 2. Shea Butter 2. you want to keep blending until mixture is about body temp (around 97 to 98 degrees). butters. From Nature With Love Page 115 http://www. Emu Oil 2. (I use a double boiler so you can’t burn it or boil it). Calendula Oil 2.00 oz. Lavender Essential Oil 0.0 oz. Sweet Almond Oil 2. Heat the aloe water and rose water mixture to about 140 degrees as well. great for dry.30 oz. FL Thick creamy lotion. Aloe Vera Gel or distilled water Great Patchouli Scent Blend: 1. Patchouli Essential Oil 0. and waxes on low until everything has melted.00 oz. also great for reducing stretch marks when made w/ EMU Oil Ingredients: 2.FromNatureWithLove. itchy.50 oz. then cool to about 140 degrees. can also be used as a hand cream when made w/ less water or more stearic acid. Coconut Fragrance Oil I chose these essential oils for their specific medicinal purposes that are great for the skin.com . this will prevent any seperation of the oils and water.00 oz. Rosewood Essential Oil 0. Tea Tree Oil 2. Hemp Oil 4. or sensitive irritated skin.50 oz.50 oz. Pour into jars or pump lotion bottles and continue to shake periodically until the mixture becomes creamy and thick.Rich Creamy Butter Lotion Submitted by Staci of Cocoa Beach. Rose Water or Floral Water of your choice 32.50 oz. Grape Seed Extract (GSE) as a natural preservative 3. Put the oils into a large mixing bowl and start mixing on slow while slowly adding the water mixture until all water is added.50 oz.50 oz. then add EO’s & FO’s and GSE and blend some more at a higher speed.70 oz.30 oz.30 oz. Stearic Acid (may add less for thinner lotion) 3.30 oz. Mango Butter 1. Vegetable Glycerin 2.

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

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

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

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

Pour into molds. Add the clay. vitamin E. you may want to use a light moisturizer afterwards. Add essential oils and stir again.FromNatureWithLove. If you have only slightly oily skin. Add the milk.French Citrus Bar Submitted by Gail of Loxahatchee. FL Super Cleanser for Oily Skin Ingredients: 8 oz M&P (clear or opaque) 1 tsp French Green Clay 1/2 tsp Lemon Peel Powder 1/2 tsp Orange Peel Powder 1 tsp Jojoba Oil 5 drops Tea Tree Essential Oil 5 drops Lemon Essential Oil 2 drops Lemongrass Essential Oil Instructions: Cut up the Melt and pour soap into small chunks and gently melt in the microwave or in a doubleboiler. WV Ingredients: 1 lb opaque melt & pour base 1/2 cup whole or goats milk 1 Tbsp honey 20 drops Vitamin E 250IU 1 Tbsp melted beeswax 1 tsp vanilla fragrance oil 1 tsp or your favorite oil Instructions: Melt beeswax and MP base over a double boiler. Remove from heat and cool slightly before adding the vanilla fragrance oil.com Page 122 From Nature With Love . citrus powders and the jojoba oil and stir thoroughly. Pour into molds and unmold when hard. Milk & Honey Butter Bars Submitted by Shannon of Crab Orchard. and extra oil and stir. Makes about 2-3 bars. http://www. the essential oils are antibacterial. The clay and citus powders draw off the oils in your face. honey.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Add oils to salts and mix and store. use ample amount and rub viggorously in circular motion. Ingredients: 1/4 cup sea salt 1/4 cup epsom salts 1/4 cup skin oil (almond and apricot work well) 1 T baking soda 1 T borax 12 drops essential oil ( try 8 drops of geranium and 4 drops of lavender) Instructions: In a canning jar(wide mouth) mix salts well. Add salt and stir well to mix completely. then add baking soda and borax and mix again. Add essential oils to the carrier oil before mixing with salts mixture. Either way it will leave your skin clean and soft and give you a subtle fragrence that will enhance your mood. or rinse off in the shower. 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.FromNatureWithLove. That’s it! I was VERY frustrated by salt scrubs/salt glow recipes that dripped all over and were an oily mess. melted 1 oz goats milk glycerin soap melted 1/2 cup liquid castille soap 3/4 cup favroite oil blend or sunflower oil 1-2 tsps. Enjoy Diane’s Body Polish Submitted by Diane of East Islip. Add oil and fragrance oil and blend thoroughly until emulsified. NH Clears the skin of dead cells and toxins while soaking up minerals and leaving a healthy glow. NY A salt scrub that’s EASY to make and use! Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups dead sea salt fine 1 oz honey glycerin soap. Set into a nice herb bath and soak for 20 minutes. fragrance oil 1/2 tsp. Before bathing or showering.com . Mica Instructions: Heat melted glycerin soap and liquid soap until warmed and stir in the mica until well blended.Cleansing Aromatic Salt Glow Submitted by Kymberli Gayle of Manchester.

com Page 150 From Nature With Love . VA This scrub is good for acne. Happy Skin Scrub Submitted by Maryam of Lexington. orange peel powder or lemon peel powder 1 tablespoon goats milk powder 1 teaspoon honey Heavy Cream as needed Mix all ingredients together using enough heavy cream to make a thick paste.FromNatureWithLove. To use.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. 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.add a small amount of water added to a tsp or so of scrub! http://www. pimples. Store in a jar. then add oils and stir well.

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

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

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

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

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

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1 militers = 1/5 teaspoon 5 ml = 1 teaspoon 15 ml = 1 tablespoon 34 ml = 1 fluid oz.2 cups 1 liter = 2.8 liters Metric to U. From Nature With Love Page 165 http://www.95 liter 4 quarts (1 gal. 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) = .FromNatureWithLove.com .35 grams or approx.Useful Conversions Approximate Equivalents 1 oz = 2 tablespoons or 6 teaspoons or 30 ml/cc or 28.205 pounds 1 kilogram = 35 oz. 100 ml = 3.5 ounces 500 grams = 1.S.06 quarts 1 liter = .10 pounds 1 kilogram = 2.18 grams or approx.4 fluid oz. 350 drops 1 teaspoon is about 5 ml/cc 1 gallon of most oils is approximately 7. 700 drops 1/2 oz = 1 tablespoon or 3 teaspoons or 15ml/cc 14.035 ounce 100 grams = 3.S.775 lbs U.26 gallon Weight 1 gram = .) = 3. 1 liter = 4.1 pints 1 liter = 1. 240 ml = 1 cup 1 liter = 34 fluid oz.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

For each cup of water.FromNatureWithLove. it comes from a renewable. color. Melt color. scent and pour into sheets. 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. color. 10% stearic and 5% candelilla wax Wax blends for sculpting/modeling wax: · · Equal parts paraffin and beeswax 70% beeswax and 30% paraffin Wax blend for pliable modeling wax: · 2 pounds of beeswax and 3 oz of petroleum jelly Wax blend for wax paint: · 1 cup beeswax and 1/4 cup turpentine Figuring out how much wax you need to fill a container/mold: Fill your container or mold with water. Vegetable waxes . medium and high MP waxes. it burns longer. scent and pour into sheets. 10% beeswax and 25% stearic 85% paraffin.Paraffin wax is a by product of refining crude oil into motor oil. Soy wax is an earth friendly wax. cooler and cleaner than paraffin wax. Wax Blends Wax sheet blends: · · · 100% beeswax.com . sustainable source. 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. you will need approximately 8 ounces or 1/2 lb of wax.Waxes such as carnauba and candelilla are obtained from waxy plants that grow in Mexico. Synthetic waxes . Wax blends for pouring or dipping: · · · 85% paraffin and 15% stearic acid 65% paraffin. Melt. Texas and Brazil. The most commonly used paraffins have melting points between 120 and 150 F. Then measure the water in a measuring cup.these can be highly refined petro waxes or synthetic polymers. It can be made to have various melting points and in general are classified as low. clean and odorless burning candle. Half and half beeswax and paraffin (medium melting point).Petroleum waxes or paraffins . Melt. From Nature With Love Page 173 http://www. it is not carcinogenic & it supports American farmers. scent and pour into flat sheets. 100% paraffin (or 90% Paraffin and 10% stearic acid). Soy wax is a softer wax and is good for container candles and small 3 inch pillars.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

you can substitute GSE and you can rest assured that it is safe for you and the environment.05.2%. • As a gargle or mouthwash: 3 drops in 5 oz. multiply the total volume (in ounces) of your batch times . keep out of the reach of children. It can even be used to disinfect drinking water if necessary. vegetables and meat/fish. If it comes in contact with the skin (unless you’re using a drop for warts or cysts). There’s no need to dilute for use in soaps and toiletries. of water • To disinfect drinking water: If possible. toiletries and cosmetics. toothbrushes. Add to oils before adding lye when using in soap. Handling GSE Avoid contact with eyes.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. Add 10 drops GSE to gallon of clear water. gargle or disinfectant for hands. You can store your toothbrush for a week in this solution. it can be used to wash fruit. • For general disinfection of counter tops and other surfaces: Use 8-15 drops per gallon of water. Grapefruit seed extract is a natural (extracted from the seeds of grapefruits) citricidal preservative. 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. 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. disinfect countertops.FromNatureWithLove.05 and 2% of your total ingredients.com . Shake and let resettle. immediately flush eyes/eye with water for at least 10 minutes and see a physician. you should thoroughly rinse the area with 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. It can also be used diluted as a mouthwash. Always dilute before using on skin or for personal use. of water. As with all other medications. To measure out 2%. How Much to Use Use GSE ar a rate of . • Make your own baby wipes: Use 20 drops in 16 oz. humidifiers. If contact should occur. laundry. It can be used in many ways for household disinfection and can also be used to preserve soaps. Pretty much anywhere you use commercial disinfectants. filter water first or let sit. It will be bitter but clean. etc. How GSE is Made GSE is made with extracts of citrus seeds/pulp.02 to get ounces of GSE to use. In the house. utensils. of water • For soap or lotions: Use between .

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

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

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

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