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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Eucalyptus Citriodora. Blend oils together over a double boiler all except the essential/fragrance oil.0 ounces palm Oil 6. Camper’s Delight with Neem Oil Submitted by Susan of N Syracuse. When it gets to 80 degrees it’s ready to unmold. Add the essential oils and stir well. Combine in large pot and stir briskly until soap traces. Allow soap to cure for at least three weeks before using. Ingredients: 19.4 ounces Neem Oil 23.6 ounces Sodium Hydroxide 14 teaspoons essential oil. Pour into mold. cut and let rest for 2 weeks to cure. Instructions: Dissolve lye in water. Melt and cool to 100 degrees. From Nature With Love Page 29 http://www. Let cool to 100 degrees.com .FromNatureWithLove. Add the mica mixed with the fragrance oil so there are no clumps of mica.2 ounces coconut oil 22. Blend the lye mixture and oils together slowly and stir till it traces. NY A soap that soothes skin problems and keeps the bugs at bay.4 ounces Shea Butter 6. Geranium and Rosemary essential oils.0 ounces water 9. put it someplace quiet and wrap to insulate. Remove from heat to cool. Combine oils and Shea butter in large soap pot and warm over low until various components have melted. After 24 hours. Pour in mold and wrap in blanket to keep temp at an even 100 degrees then insert thermometer to keep track. allow to cool. palm oil or tallow 7 oz coconut oil 6 oz olive oil 1 oz jojoba oil 1 oz Bubble gum fragrance oil Imperial Red Mica to color Instructions: Mix water and lye together. When both mixtures reach 95’F it’s time to make soap.4 ounces olive Oil 16.Bubble Gum Soap Smells so good you’ll want to eat it!!! Ingredients: 8 oz soft water 3 oz lye 7 oz crisco. unmold and cut as desired.equal parts Citronella Java.

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

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

FromNatureWithLove. Spearmint EO 1-1/2 tsp.3oz Castor Oil 11. MI A heady yet invigorating scent Ingredients: 24oz Water 9oz Lye 20oz Coconut Oil 17. Calendula Petals @ Trace Instructions: Blend EO’s and FO (preferably 24 hours in advance) and cover.1oz Aloe Oil 5. Pour into mold. stirring constantly. Stick blend to trace.110* Melt solid oils. Add EO’s and Calendula Petals. Add lye to water and let cool to 90* .1oz Sweet Almond Oil . Clovebud EO 1-1/2 tsp.English Countryside Soap Submitted by Michele of Jenison. stir in liquid oils and bring to 90* .5oz Palm Oil 4.8oz Cocoa Butter 1-1/2 tsp.4oz Canola Oil 4.com Page 32 From Nature With Love . Neroli FO 1/2 C. Drizzle lye solution into the oils. Stir a couple minutes(or until trace if stirring completely by hand). http://www.110*.8oz Shea Butter .

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

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

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

4 oz Sunflower Oil Lye/Water: 2. http://www.4 oz Palm Oil 2. never let a bunch of granules become caked on the bottom of the container. heat gently. Combine the melted oils and lye solution together.com Page 36 From Nature With Love . Once the temperature has cooled to 100-125 degrees. Combine the lye and the water. the oils are ready.7 oz Water Instructions: Combine oils. Add the lye slowly and stir constantly. Temporarily set oils aside.0 oz Coconut Oil 3.0. Stir until tracing occurs. the lye solution is ready.5 and 9. Allow 1 to 2 days to set-up. Remove from mold and cut into bars. Once the fats and oils are melted and the temperature is 100-125 degrees.Good Bar Submitted by Brian of Fairfield.4 oz Sweet Almond Oil 4.FromNatureWithLove. the pH reading should be between 7. When the bars are cured. Pour into prepared molds. Allow to cure.4 oz Grapeseed Oil 2. Add fragrance. CA Inexpensive oils can make a luxurious bar of soap Ingredients: Oils: 2.4 oz NaOH/Lye 5.4 oz Olive Oil 2.

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

4 oz Lemongrass EO (can add another 0. Pour lye/water mixture in slow steady stream into the oils. just slice it open so that you can refold it closed to help keep batch warm for first 48 hours.Lemon Olive Complexion Bar Submitted by Stephanie of Princeton. Container should hold most or all of the 2lbs of soap.6 oz Grapeseed oil 21. Ingredients: OILS: 2. 100-F).3 oz NaOH/Lye 11. 100-F) Heat/melt all oils.6 oz Sweet almond oil 2. http://www. A good mold for this batch is an empty “Parmalat” milk container. Use stick blender intermittently with spoon (no more than 1 minute at a time for blender).6 oz Castor oil 2. palm-sized rectagular shapes once cut.4 fl oz Water SCENT: 1.5 oz. reinforce sides and bottom of box with packing tape. Will yield nice.FromNatureWithLove. Set aside to cool (c. but have an extra individual mold or two around to catch any extra soap.com Page 38 From Nature With Love . great for difficult skin conditions. Don’t cut off the top. Tea Tree Oil for treating acne) Instructions: Pour lye into water.6 oz Coconut oil 2. Add scent just before pouring into mold. allowing for possibly one more use of the mold (otherwise just peel it off). stir until clear. Soap should slip out easily. NJ Nourishing & moisturizing. cool (c. To help container keep its firm shape. Stir to trace.4 oz Olive oil LYE/LIQUID: 4.

From Nature With Love Page 39 http://www.9 oz sweet almond oil 19.0 oz coconut oil 1.2 oz tallow (beef) 1.3 ounces lye 34.com .0 oz sal butter recipe was superfatted with: 3 ounces of mango butter.9 oz jojoba oil 1.5 ounces water 2 tsp hydrolized silk amino acids added to water & lye mixture.9 oz mango Butter 1.and 2 ounces of emu oil.0 oz castor oil 24. 1.FromNatureWithLove.2 oz palm oil 1.Luxury Bar Submitted by Kia of Provodence. Instructions: Follow basic instructions for cold processed soaps.0 oz olive oil 19. 2 ounces of jojoba oil.0 oz emu oil 1. RI A luxury body bar Ingredients: 14.0 oz neem oil 24.

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

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

com Page 42 From Nature With Love . Place the bars on something that will allow air to circulate all around (or flip bars every few days).2 oz Shea Butter LYE/LIQUID 2. ~ Pour raw soap into your prepared molds.6 oz Coconut Oil 4. ~ Combine oils and melt. butter sampler sets to use. http://www. ~ Pour lye/liquid solution into melted oils in thin steady stream.7 oz Buttermilk (goat’s or whole milk) powder in water SUPERFAT 0. stir well. Allow to cool (100° F to 125° F). Can use stick blender intermittently.0 oz Cocoa Butter 1. NJ Exceptionally elegant gift soap.FromNatureWithLove. Ingredients: BUTTERS/OIL: 4.4 oz Lye (NaOH) 5. depending on the molds used.2 oz Sal Butter 3. medium sized elegant gift bars. ~ After 48 hours. Set aside and to cool (100° F to 125° F). Stir until trace.0 oz Mango Butter 3. ~ Combine lye and liquid. the soap can be turned out of the mold. Use a decorative but sturdy set of molds to ladel in the raw soap.Nutmeg Butter Soap Submitted by Stephanie of Princeton. Should trace quite quickly. but for no more than one minute at a time — then go back to spoon. Great way to put the FNWL 4 oz. Don’t over-stir beyond trace. Allow to cure for 3 weeks.2 oz Nutmeg Butter (1%) SCENT: Nutmeg EO Vanilla EO Instructions: This makes a few.

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

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

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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Cover with blankets and allow to sit for 24 to 48 hours until it stops generating heat. Set out to dry and cure for 4-6 weeks. Ingredients (by weight): Lye Solution: 3 lbs (48 oz) distilled water 475g Sodium Hydroxide Fats: 2-1/2 lbs (40 oz) Coconut Oil 1-1/2 lbs (24 oz) Palm Oil 1-3/4 lbs (28 oz) Olive Oil.com .Vitamin Soap Submitted by Kathryn of Verona.FromNatureWithLove. Melt fats and let cool to 80-90 degrees. cut and remove from mold. Borage Oil or Rosa Mosqueta Rosehip seed Oil Scent: 45-50g (about 3 oz) essential oils Instructions: Add lye to water and let cool to 80 degrees. Add lye to fats and stir briskly for up to one hour til it “traces”. From Nature With Love Page 49 http://www. stir to combine and pour into molds. 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. Add nutrients and essential oils. NJ This soap nourishes the skin in every way possible. When hard (up to a week).

Chamomile powder and Calendula powder Instructions: Make soap according to basic soaping instructions.6 oz Sweet Almond Oil 0.5 oz Water Additives 1.FromNatureWithLove. .4 oz total of Essential/Fragrance Oil Essential Oil: Roman Chamomile.com Page 50 From Nature With Love . I usually make this recipe in a PVC tube mold http://www.Youthful Complexion Submitted by Kim of Winter Haven. 1 oz.2 oz.5 oz Sodium Hydroxide (NaOH/Lye) 11.6 oz Cocoa Butter 9.2 oz Shortening (veg) 4.6 oz Olive Oil 8. FL Designed specifically to be healthy for maturing skin Ingredients: Oils 1.2 oz. Essential Oil: Lavender. Add the dried herbs just before pouring into molds. .0 oz Palm Kernel Oil 12. Essential Oil: Rose Bulgarian. Dried Herbs: 1 oz total: Rose Powder. The EO’s are expensive but more than worth it.

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

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

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

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

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

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

FromNatureWithLove. At trace add the vitamin E oil. Baby Soap Submitted by Bonnie of Cedar City. Combine oils and lye/ water mixing well. Combine lye and water and cool to 100 degrees. From Nature With Love Page 59 http://www. Pour into a mold and proceed as you would with cold process soap.Baby Bottom Oil Use this oil to soothe redness and chapped skin for baby’s bottom Ingredients: 4 oz Peach Kernel Oil 2 oz Calendula Oil 1 oz Jojoba 1 oz Emu or Camelina Oil 2 drops Lavender Essential oil (Optional) Instructions: Mix oils and store in a bottle. UT Ingredients: 194 g lye 19 oz water 8 oz sweet almond oil 7 oz jojoba 2 oz castor oil 4 oz shea butter 19 oz coconut oil 14 oz palm oil 1 oz vitamin E oil Instructions: Heat oils to 100 degrees.com .

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

From Nature With Love Page 61 http://www. wheat germ oil 0. jojoba oil 0. Then add the Calendula and stir. Use oil after baby’s bath.com .2 oz.5 oz Beeswax 2 Drops Calendula Absolute Instructions: Mix oils.5 oz Virgin Coconut Oil 4. Pour into a 6 oz. Since it uses 100% natural oils.Calendula Baby Oil Submitted by Jena of Albert Lea. Ingredients: 2.FromNatureWithLove.5 oz. Diaper Ointment Ingredients: 16 oz Sweet Almond Oil 8 oz Shea Butter 8 oz Jojoba Oil 4. or for baby massage. pure olive oil 1.5 oz. Pour into jars. and keep babies skin soft and healthy. with healing & soothing properties. calendula oil 0. MN 100% natural oil for baby. avocado oil 0.3 oz.0 oz. it will absorb in nicely. cobalt bottle. butter and beeswax together in double boiler until wax and butter is melted.5 oz. vitamin E 250 IU 6 drops Roman chamomile essential oil Instructions: Mix all of the ingredients together. Lavender and Chamomile essential oils (combined volume). Add 1% Tea Tree.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

FromNatureWithLove. 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). Store in cool dry place. grapeseed. sweet almond or fractionated coconut oil Instructions: In a large bowl combine dendritic salt.Jasmine’s Submitted by Jasmine of Corona.com Page 72 From Nature With Love . 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. usually about 1/2 cup.Soothing Milk Bath . Use all within 3 months. swirling with your hand to mix. Put under running water. Add other ingredients and mix well. http://www. FO/EO and fixed oil. CA Ingredients: 1 cup powdered milk 2/3 cup fine sea salt 1 teaspoon coconut oil Desired fragrance Instructions: Mix all items in a medium mixing bowl.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Finely Ground Comfrey 1/2 Tbl. Healing Clay Facial Submitted by Jennifer of Hersey. Use 1 Tbl. per application and wet with water or a tea infused with one of the above herbs. http://www. Store in an sterile glass jar. Calendula powder 1/2 Tbl.Gentle Milk & Oatmeal Facial 2 tablespoons white kaolin clay 1 tablespoon fine colloidal oatmeal 1 tsp buttermilk powder 1 tsp powdered lavender buds or rosehip powder (optional) 1 tsp rosehip seed oil 1 tsp aloe moist gel Lavender hydrosol (enough to make a thick paste) Mix dry ingredients and add hydrosol a little at a time until you get a paste.com Page 80 From Nature With Love . A light oil such as camelina can be applied afterwards if the skin feels tight. Wash off with warm water.FromNatureWithLove. MI A clay facial with added herbs Ingredients: 1 C. Apply to the skin in a gentle circular motion and leave it to dry for about 10-20 minutes. French Clay (or one better suited to your skin type) 1 Tbl. Finely ground Mullein Instructions: Mix herbs and clay together very well with a mortar and pestle.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bubble Gum Lip Gloss Submitted by Annmarie of Columbus.com Page 102 From Nature With Love . Remove from heat and add honey. Let it cool for about 5 mins. AZ Heavenly smelling and sweet tasting treat for your lips Ingredients: 16 teaspoons sweet almond or peach kernel oil 4 teaspoons beeswax 4 teaspoons cocoa butter 4 teaspoons honey 24 drops vanilla flavor oil 1 teaspoon vitamin E 250 IU Instructions: Put oil. Stir in the bubble gum flavored oil and mica. Place jar in pan of boiling water over medium heat.FromNatureWithLove. Mix well and pour into containers. Give it more more quick stir and pour into lip gloss pots. OH Ingredients: 6 tsp jojoba oil 1 tsp aloe vera oil 3 tsp white beeswax 10 drops Bubble gum Flavor Oil 1/4 tsp red gold two tone mica Instructions: In a glass measuring cup melt beeswax in the microwave. Stir occasionally and heat until all are melted. Makes approx 12-13 1/4 oz containers. add the oils (you may need to put in back in the microwave for a few seconds more). flavor oil and vitamin E oil. cocoa butter and beeswax into a glass jar. http://www. Cocoa Vanilla Lip Gloss Submitted by Sue Ellen of Mesa.

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

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

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

Remove from heat & stir with stainless spoon.(Also can add Vit. This should be hard enough to use in lip balm tubes. FL Following your basic balm recipe. here are specifics Ingredients: 2 oz. E capsule for extra nourishment. add a little more jojoba or sweet almond oil. Add EO or FO a little at a time.com Page 106 From Nature With Love . jojoba or hazelnut oil 2 oz. If it is too hard. safflower or grapeseed oil 2 t. Lime. Pour into lip balm containers. Stir and pour into lip balm containers. and oils together in a double boiler. add essential oil and the vitamin E into the mixture. Allow to solidify. When mixture has cooled down a bit.) Moisturizing Lip Balm Submitted by Tiffany of Cartersville. shea or other vegetable butter 2 oz. Lemongrass w/mint) Instructions: Put the 4 ounces of oil in 8 oz glass cup. GA Ingredients: 1 1/2 tsp Beeswax 1 1/2 tsp Shea Butter 1/2 tsp Jojoba Oil 1/2 tsp Sweet Almond Oil 3-4 drops Sweet Orange Oil or Peppermint Oil (or flavor oil if you prefer) 10 drops vitamin E 1000 IU Instructions: Melt beeswax.FromNatureWithLove. add beeswax & butter & melt in microwave (or in double boiler). beeswax 2 oz. shea butter. http://www. Remove from heat. Makes about 5 tubes. Tangerine w/dash of sage. EO or FO(Nice citrus choices are Sweet Orange/Cinnamon leaf.Kissable Lip Balm Submitted by Pam of Crawfordville.

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

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NJ Ingredients: 1/8 t borax powder 1/4 cup distilled water 1/2 cup almond oil 1 T grated beeswax Instructions: Dissolve borax in the water. Ingredients: 1 oz Glycerin 1 oz Stearic Acid 1 oz Emulsifying Wax 2 oz Sweet Almond or Jojoba Oil 3 oz distilled water 1/2 t grapefruit seed extract 1/2 t fragrance oil (opt) Instructions: Measure out first 5 ingredients and put into a 2 cup glass measuring cup. Slowly add the borax-water mixture to it. From Nature With Love Page 109 http://www. Bring this mixture almost to boiling. Blend with stick blender until fully blended. IA A good basic lotion that makes 8 oz.FromNatureWithLove.Lotions All-Over Lotion Submitted by Rachel of Urbana. Melt beeswax and sweet almond oil in a double boiler stirring occasionally. Allow the lotion to cool completely while whisking. Shake periodically until cool and enjoy! Almond Oil Lotion Submitted by Yohana of Voorhees. Microwave 2 1/2 minutes or until solid ingredients are melted. Remove the mixture from the heat. Add preservative and fragrance oil and blend until incorporated. and can be used year-round. Pour into an 8 oz container and seal tightly.com .

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

cocoa butter and wax in double boiler over medium heat. Remove from heat and place in large mixing bowl.FromNatureWithLove. Add fragrance if desired. Add glycerin and vitamin E.Camelot’s Suntan Lotion Submitted by Glenda of Milan. Cool slightly and add GSE. TN Moisturizing Suntan Lotion Ingredients: Coconut Oil 2 oz Glycerin 4.5 oz Citric Acid 1 tsp GSE 2 oz Vitamin E 5 capsules Instructions: Melt oils. Add citric acid. Put in containers. 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. With stick blender in motion slowly add water until well blended.com .

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

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

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

then cool to about 140 degrees.50 oz. FL Thick creamy lotion.00 oz. Mango Butter 1.70 oz.50 oz. or sensitive irritated skin. Sweet Almond Oil 2. itchy. then add EO’s & FO’s and GSE and blend some more at a higher speed. Patchouli Essential Oil 0. Vitamin E 1000 IU 2.30 oz.30 oz. you want to keep blending until mixture is about body temp (around 97 to 98 degrees).30 oz. and waxes on low until everything has melted. From Nature With Love Page 115 http://www.FromNatureWithLove. great for dry. also great for reducing stretch marks when made w/ EMU Oil Ingredients: 2. Put the oils into a large mixing bowl and start mixing on slow while slowly adding the water mixture until all water is added.com . Aloe Vera Gel or distilled water Great Patchouli Scent Blend: 1. Vegetable Glycerin 2.0 oz. Rosewood Essential Oil 0. Instructions: Heat the oils. Shea Butter 2. Stearic Acid (may add less for thinner lotion) 3. Hemp Oil 4. Emulsifying Wax (way cool product that binds water to oil and keeps it from seperating!) 0. Tea Tree Oil 2.00 oz. can also be used as a hand cream when made w/ less water or more stearic acid.50 oz.50 oz. (I use a double boiler so you can’t burn it or boil it). this will prevent any seperation of the oils and water. Calendula Oil 2.50 oz. Heat the aloe water and rose water mixture to about 140 degrees as well. Grape Seed Extract (GSE) as a natural preservative 3. Emu Oil 2. Pour into jars or pump lotion bottles and continue to shake periodically until the mixture becomes creamy and thick. 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.30 oz.50 oz. Rose Water or Floral Water of your choice 32.00 oz. Lavender Essential Oil 0.00 oz.50 oz.Rich Creamy Butter Lotion Submitted by Staci of Cocoa Beach. Coconut Fragrance Oil I chose these essential oils for their specific medicinal purposes that are great for the skin. butters.50 oz.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Add salt and stir well to mix completely. Add oil and fragrance oil and blend thoroughly until emulsified. Mica Instructions: Heat melted glycerin soap and liquid soap until warmed and stir in the mica until well blended.FromNatureWithLove. fragrance oil 1/2 tsp. then add baking soda and borax and mix again. NH Clears the skin of dead cells and toxins while soaking up minerals and leaving a healthy glow. 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. Before bathing or showering. Set into a nice herb bath and soak for 20 minutes.com . 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. 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. use ample amount and rub viggorously in circular motion.Cleansing Aromatic Salt Glow Submitted by Kymberli Gayle of Manchester. or rinse off in the shower. 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. 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. That’s it! I was VERY frustrated by salt scrubs/salt glow recipes that dripped all over and were an oily mess. Add oils to salts and mix and store. Enjoy Diane’s Body Polish Submitted by Diane of East Islip.

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. To use. Store in a jar.com Page 150 From Nature With Love . VA This scrub is good for acne. 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.add a small amount of water added to a tsp or so of scrub! http://www. Massage into the skin using a circular motion and then rinse with warm water. Happy Skin Scrub Submitted by Maryam of Lexington.FromNatureWithLove. then add oils and stir well.Fruit n Honey Oatmeal Body Scrub 1/4 cup mashed ripe mango 1 mashed kiwi 1/2 cup colloidal oatmealfine or coarse 1/4 cup aritha powder 2 tablespoons rose petal powder. pimples.

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

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

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

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

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

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240 ml = 1 cup 1 liter = 34 fluid oz.5 ounces 500 grams = 1.26 gallon Weight 1 gram = .Useful Conversions Approximate Equivalents 1 oz = 2 tablespoons or 6 teaspoons or 30 ml/cc or 28.205 pounds 1 kilogram = 35 oz.035 ounce 100 grams = 3.FromNatureWithLove.18 grams or approx. From Nature With Love Page 165 http://www.8 liters Metric to U.35 grams or approx.06 quarts 1 liter = .4 fluid oz. 700 drops 1/2 oz = 1 tablespoon or 3 teaspoons or 15ml/cc 14. 350 drops 1 teaspoon is about 5 ml/cc 1 gallon of most oils is approximately 7.S.com .775 lbs U.1 pints 1 liter = 1. 1 militers = 1/5 teaspoon 5 ml = 1 teaspoon 15 ml = 1 tablespoon 34 ml = 1 fluid oz.2 cups 1 liter = 2. 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) = . 100 ml = 3.95 liter 4 quarts (1 gal. 1 liter = 4.S.10 pounds 1 kilogram = 2.) = 3.

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

such as lavender. sandlewood. • Use extra caution when using essential oils during pregnancy. epilepsy or heart disease. There is no need to go beyond a 3% dilution for any purpose. They can be stored in the refrigerator for extended shelf life. 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. neroli. the elderly and those with health concerns. Make blends in small amounts and use within a few months. jasmine absolute. pregnant women.FromNatureWithLove. Carrier oils should be stored away from heat and light to ensure their freshness. · · · 1% dilution: 5-6 drops essential oil per ounce of carrier oil 2% dilution: 7-14 drops essential oil per ounce of carrier oil 3% dilution: 15-18 drops essential oil per ounce of carrier oil http://www. A 1% dilution should be used on children. Again. skin irritation and/or other symptoms. in fact. dilute with straight vegetable oil. spearmint and frankincense. are sedating in low dilutions and stimulating in high dilutions. geranium. Be aware of how the oils you use can affect these conditions.com Page 168 From Nature With Love . keep essential oils away from the reach of children. especially during the first trimester. kukui. Ylang-Ylang. Using more of an oil will not get you better results. One or two capsules (200-400 IU) per two-ounce bottle of carrier oil is enough. not water as water will cause further absorption. I do not advise you to try this on your own. hazelut. apricot. get some fresh air. the citruses. • Essential oils must be used cautiosly with the elderly and those who have serious health problems such as asthma. 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). grapeseed or sesame. macadamia. If you’ve been overexposed to an essential oil. A safe and effective dilution for most aromatherapy applications is 2% (2 drops of essential oil per 100 drops of carrier oil).• Although some very experienced aromatherapists can safely prescribe the oral use of essential oils. olive. If this happens.Dilutions The most effective way to dilute essential oils is in a carrier oil. • “Too much of anything is no good. lavender. chamomile. Stick to the very safe oils such as rose. A carrier can be any high-quality vegetable oil such as almond. it may cause adverse effects. wheatgerm. start with no more than two or three oils at a time. you may experience nausea. Some oils. headache.” Keep in miind that 1 ounce of essential oil is the equivalent of several pounds of the actual plant material. If you ever experience skin irritation or accidently get essential oils in the eyes. When making blends for the first time. either through the skin or through inhalation. Methods of Application . adding it to any aromatherapy blend will help extend the life of most vegetable oils.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

an anti oxidant is a preservative that reduces the rate of oxidation of unstable oils. You may need to add a bit more solubilizer if the oil does not become miscible.5 -2%. mild soap for the hair.FromNatureWithLove.Liquid castille is a very good. 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. hemp. you can now add it to a 50/50 (or desired proportion) water/alcohol blend. 3 oz Monoi de Tahiti. flax. You can use Polysorbate 20 mixed 1:1 or our fragrance base mixed 1:4 (fragrance:solubilizer). Here are some tips for natural hair care: Cleansing Use a detergent free cleanser . 1 oz castor oil. Neem powder tea can be used when there are scalp problems such as dandruff or to treat lice. Herb such as shikakai. 2 oz emu oil. Using An Anti-Oxidant to Preserve Your Products In the cosmetic industry. Mix with your oils before combining oils with water (if applicable). Shake the blend until you get a homogenous solution. Conditioning Apple cider vinegar infused with natural herbs such as rosemary and neem is the best natural conditioner. The delta and gamma tocopherols are better anti oxidants than the alpha tocopherol and these can be found in a high percentage in our T50 vitamin E oil.Linen Waters To make a linen spray. creams. Lip balm.com . 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. When ready to use. Wash with liquid castille soap (rosemary essential oil can be added to the castille soap). From Nature With Love Page 185 http://www. lotion bars. These herbs are used to make a “tea” which is then used to wash the hair. avocado. 2 oz jojoba. 2 oz shea oil. You can add anti oxidants directly to your oils to keep them fresh or you can add the anti oxidant to the oil phase of your recipe. and any other product containing oils can benefit from the addition of an anti oxidant. heat the oils in a double boiler and apply to dampened hair and scalp. evening primrose etc or simply if they are going to be kept for long periods of time. amla & aritha have been used for centuries in India to gently clean the hair and scalp. lotions. Once the oil dissolves in the solubilizer. It will leave your hair soft and manageable. Wrap with a hot towel and allow it to sit for 20 minutes. Oil Treatments Combine the following: 6 oz fractionated coconut oil. start with an essential oil blend or fragrance oil and add a solubilizer. Some trial and error will be necessary as some fragrances may cloud when added to P20 or the fragrance base. 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 would want to use an anti oxidant in your skin care products if they contain fragile oils such as sweet almond. Both are typically used at a rate of . Treating hair naturally can be very easy though.

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

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

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

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

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

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