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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

plastic. until cool and put into jars or containers of choice. Germal Plus and scent last. It will be a thin ointment that will relieve tired muscles. 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. Add butters. then coconut oil.FromNatureWithLove.Tiger Balm Submitted by Raquel of Bristol. oil and jojoba and crumble camphor gum into the mix. From Nature With Love Page 19 http://www. Blend with a stick blender while adding the remaining oils. Blend for several minutes. The small. disposable containers work well.com . Winter Balm Good for cracked heels and severe winter skin Ingredients: 2 oz beeswax 2 oz shea butter 2 oz cocoa butter 2 oz coconut oil 2 oz avocado oil 2 oz apricot kernel oil 2 oz aloe vera oil 2 oz jojoba 2 oz emu oil Germal Plus FO or EO of choice Instructions: Melt Beeswax in a double boiler or pyrex measuring cup. (use rubber gloves it’s really stinky) When it is liquid add essential oils and pour into a 4 oz container and let set. Add the Emu.

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Make sure you work in a relatively warm but not too hot environment so your sheets don’t break or dent. 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. When it is is thick enough to be spooned out. Add your color and your scent to the gel wax (I use vanilla)and stir thoroughly. Tug your wick again. From Nature With Love Page 21 http://www. stopping about an inch from the top. You can also roll 1 fat candle from the 2 halves by rolling the first and then lining up the edge of the second half with the end of the first and keep rolling. As the wax cools. Do not over heat. 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. THE HEAD: Melt paraffin wax at med low heat.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. Pour into mug. Once it has melted. it will turn white again. get your wick positioned in the mug using a little melted paraffin to hold the wick in place. While this is heating. take off the burner and add fragrance. and while it is setting up to be sure it stays straight. You can take one sheet and simply roll the length of it or divide the sheet in half and roll 2 small candles. 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. spoon it on top of the “beer” in the mug. Use with square braid wicks. Floater Candles Instructions: You can easily make floater candles by pouring wax into tart tins that have been greased with mold release. Different colored sheets can be combined and rolled to make multicolored candles.Candles Beer Mug Candles Submitted by Jessica of Ormond Beach.com . Seal the outer edge of the wax sheet with a hot knife pressing lightly but firmly so that the edge seals onto the candle. Pull up on your wick to straighten it. The sheets can be rolled in a number of different ways. and your whipping will make it frothy. Start whipping it up with a fork. The cooler the gel.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Let cool to 100 degrees.6 ounces Sodium Hydroxide 14 teaspoons essential oil. Remove from heat to cool. Camper’s Delight with Neem Oil Submitted by Susan of N Syracuse. Blend oils together over a double boiler all except the essential/fragrance oil. Instructions: Dissolve lye in water. Add the essential oils and stir well.0 ounces palm Oil 6. Pour into mold.0 ounces water 9. When both mixtures reach 95’F it’s time to make soap. unmold and cut as desired. put it someplace quiet and wrap to insulate. Eucalyptus Citriodora. When it gets to 80 degrees it’s ready to unmold.4 ounces Neem Oil 23. Geranium and Rosemary essential oils. allow to cool. Blend the lye mixture and oils together slowly and stir till it traces. Add the mica mixed with the fragrance oil so there are no clumps of mica. cut and let rest for 2 weeks to cure. From Nature With Love Page 29 http://www. After 24 hours.4 ounces olive Oil 16. Ingredients: 19. Pour in mold and wrap in blanket to keep temp at an even 100 degrees then insert thermometer to keep track.com . Melt and cool to 100 degrees.Bubble Gum Soap Smells so good you’ll want to eat it!!! Ingredients: 8 oz soft water 3 oz lye 7 oz crisco.equal parts Citronella Java. 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. Allow soap to cure for at least three weeks before using. Combine in large pot and stir briskly until soap traces.2 ounces coconut oil 22.4 ounces Shea Butter 6. Combine oils and Shea butter in large soap pot and warm over low until various components have melted. NY A soap that soothes skin problems and keeps the bugs at bay.FromNatureWithLove.

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

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

4oz Canola Oil 4.com Page 32 From Nature With Love .3oz Castor Oil 11.English Countryside Soap Submitted by Michele of Jenison. Add lye to water and let cool to 90* .1oz Sweet Almond Oil . MI A heady yet invigorating scent Ingredients: 24oz Water 9oz Lye 20oz Coconut Oil 17.8oz Cocoa Butter 1-1/2 tsp.1oz Aloe Oil 5.110*. Neroli FO 1/2 C. Stir a couple minutes(or until trace if stirring completely by hand).5oz Palm Oil 4. Clovebud EO 1-1/2 tsp. Add EO’s and Calendula Petals.8oz Shea Butter .FromNatureWithLove. Pour into mold. stir in liquid oils and bring to 90* . Stick blend to trace.110* Melt solid oils. Drizzle lye solution into the oils. http://www. stirring constantly. Calendula Petals @ Trace Instructions: Blend EO’s and FO (preferably 24 hours in advance) and cover. Spearmint EO 1-1/2 tsp.

I cut it into 24 bars. Cut into bars place in cool. When both mixtures have cooled to 95’carefully combine in large pot. Warm oils in large non-reactive pot.Flax Oil Soap Submitted by Susan of N Syracuse.com . Stir in essential oil. dry area for at least 3 weeks. turn bars over every few days for even drying. From Nature With Love Page 33 http://www.FromNatureWithLove.until solids are melted.8 ounces Palm Oil 9.6 ounces Sodium Hydroxide 23 ounces water 10 tsp essential oil Instructions: Dissolve Sodium Hydroxide in water and allow to cool in safe place. NY An ultra creamy bath bar with skin pampering Flax oil Ingredients: 19.6 ounces Flax Seed oil 22. Pour in large mold.4 ounces Olive Oil 12. This recipe makes 4lbs of soap.2 ounces Coconut oil 9. I use a 13" square wooden wine box with a lid. Stir to trace. Allow to sit undisturbed in warm area for 24 hours.

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

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

When the bars are cured.4 oz Grapeseed Oil 2.4 oz Sunflower Oil Lye/Water: 2. Combine the lye and the water. http://www. Remove from mold and cut into bars.5 and 9. the lye solution is ready.4 oz NaOH/Lye 5. Allow 1 to 2 days to set-up.7 oz Water Instructions: Combine oils.0.4 oz Palm Oil 2.FromNatureWithLove. Allow to cure. the pH reading should be between 7. Pour into prepared molds. Temporarily set oils aside.0 oz Coconut Oil 3.4 oz Olive Oil 2. Add the lye slowly and stir constantly. Stir until tracing occurs. never let a bunch of granules become caked on the bottom of the container.Good Bar Submitted by Brian of Fairfield. Add fragrance. Once the fats and oils are melted and the temperature is 100-125 degrees. the oils are ready. CA Inexpensive oils can make a luxurious bar of soap Ingredients: Oils: 2. Combine the melted oils and lye solution together.4 oz Sweet Almond Oil 4.com Page 36 From Nature With Love . Once the temperature has cooled to 100-125 degrees. heat gently.

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

FromNatureWithLove.6 oz Sweet almond oil 2. Pour lye/water mixture in slow steady stream into the oils. NJ Nourishing & moisturizing. stir until clear. great for difficult skin conditions. Soap should slip out easily.5 oz. Stir to trace.6 oz Grapeseed oil 21. A good mold for this batch is an empty “Parmalat” milk container. Set aside to cool (c.6 oz Coconut oil 2. but have an extra individual mold or two around to catch any extra soap. 100-F). Use stick blender intermittently with spoon (no more than 1 minute at a time for blender). cool (c. Ingredients: OILS: 2. Don’t cut off the top. To help container keep its firm shape.4 oz Olive oil LYE/LIQUID: 4.6 oz Castor oil 2. palm-sized rectagular shapes once cut. allowing for possibly one more use of the mold (otherwise just peel it off). Tea Tree Oil for treating acne) Instructions: Pour lye into water. reinforce sides and bottom of box with packing tape. 100-F) Heat/melt all oils.3 oz NaOH/Lye 11. Will yield nice.4 oz Lemongrass EO (can add another 0. just slice it open so that you can refold it closed to help keep batch warm for first 48 hours.com Page 38 From Nature With Love . http://www. Container should hold most or all of the 2lbs of soap.Lemon Olive Complexion Bar Submitted by Stephanie of Princeton.4 fl oz Water SCENT: 1. Add scent just before pouring into mold.

0 oz sal butter recipe was superfatted with: 3 ounces of mango butter.9 oz jojoba oil 1.9 oz sweet almond oil 19.0 oz olive oil 19.0 oz emu oil 1.2 oz tallow (beef) 1. 2 ounces of jojoba oil. Instructions: Follow basic instructions for cold processed soaps.Luxury Bar Submitted by Kia of Provodence. From Nature With Love Page 39 http://www. RI A luxury body bar Ingredients: 14.3 ounces lye 34.0 oz neem oil 24.com . 1.0 oz coconut oil 1.FromNatureWithLove.2 oz palm oil 1.and 2 ounces of emu oil.0 oz castor oil 24.9 oz mango Butter 1.5 ounces water 2 tsp hydrolized silk amino acids added to water & lye mixture.

oilive oil. Heat oils until they reach 100-110 degrees F. IN Family favorite! Sweet smelling soap with great lather (does not use Palm oil) Ingredients: 1oz Cocoa Butter 8. Mix soybean oil. 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.cream. salt. The longer cure time. release from mold and cut soap into slices (if applicapable).) Once you reach light trace. Cover mold. Slowly stir together oils and lye mixture. In two days. Leave in mold for two days. Remove from mold and allow to age for 3 weeks). Stir! (If unable to reach trace. the harder (longer lasting) your bar of soap will be! Milk Based Soap Submitted by Donna of Greenwich.Megan’s Sweet Honey Almond Soap Submitted by Megan of Indianapolis. Pour in mold. http://www. Stir and stir and stir! Add almond and honey fragrance oils. place mixture in microwave for one minute and 15 seconds. add coloring (I like the beeswax color naturally produced.FromNatureWithLove. This recipe usually traces within 20 min.powdered milk.2oz Olive Oil 19. Let soap cure for at least 4-6 weeks.5oz Almond fragrance oil 0. Wait until lye mixture cools to 90-95degrees F. and lye.6oz Water 1 tsp Salt 0. coconut oil.8oz Lye 9. Add essential oil. so I don’t color this particular batch).com Page 40 From Nature With Love . Stir and pour into mold. and beeswax. (I use a plastic rubbermail drawer organizer.6oz Coconut Oil 3.5oz Honey fragrance oil Instructions: Mix water. Let cool.2oz Soybean Oil 4. 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.

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

0 oz Cocoa Butter 1. Ingredients: BUTTERS/OIL: 4. Place the bars on something that will allow air to circulate all around (or flip bars every few days). ~ Combine lye and liquid. the soap can be turned out of the mold. Great way to put the FNWL 4 oz.7 oz Buttermilk (goat’s or whole milk) powder in water SUPERFAT 0.4 oz Lye (NaOH) 5. depending on the molds used. Should trace quite quickly. ~ Pour raw soap into your prepared molds. NJ Exceptionally elegant gift soap. Can use stick blender intermittently. ~ Pour lye/liquid solution into melted oils in thin steady stream.FromNatureWithLove.com Page 42 From Nature With Love . stir well. Stir until trace. but for no more than one minute at a time — then go back to spoon. Allow to cure for 3 weeks. ~ Combine oils and melt.6 oz Coconut Oil 4. butter sampler sets to use. Don’t over-stir beyond trace. medium sized elegant gift bars.0 oz Mango Butter 3. Allow to cool (100° F to 125° F). Set aside and to cool (100° F to 125° F).Nutmeg Butter Soap Submitted by Stephanie of Princeton. ~ After 48 hours.2 oz Sal Butter 3.2 oz Nutmeg Butter (1%) SCENT: Nutmeg EO Vanilla EO Instructions: This makes a few. http://www. Use a decorative but sturdy set of molds to ladel in the raw soap.2 oz Shea Butter LYE/LIQUID 2.

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

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

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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cut and remove from mold. Add nutrients and essential oils.Vitamin Soap Submitted by Kathryn of Verona. From Nature With Love Page 49 http://www.FromNatureWithLove. When hard (up to a week). Add lye to fats and stir briskly for up to one hour til it “traces”. Ingredients (by weight): Lye Solution: 3 lbs (48 oz) distilled water 475g Sodium Hydroxide Fats: 2-1/2 lbs (40 oz) Coconut Oil 1-1/2 lbs (24 oz) Palm Oil 1-3/4 lbs (28 oz) Olive Oil. Melt fats and let cool to 80-90 degrees. Grade B or pomace (2 lbs less 1/2 cup) 1 oz (2 tbsp) Wheat Germ Oil 1 oz (2 tbsp) Carrot Seed Essential Oil 1 oz (2 tbsp) Carrot Root Oil 1 oz (2 tbsp) Vitamin E Oil 1/2 lb (8 oz) Sweet Almond Oil 1/2 lb (8 oz) Apricot Kernel Oil 1/2 lb (8 oz) Kukui Nut Oil 1/2 lb (8 oz) Jojoba Oil 4 oz Shea Butter 30g Grapefruit Seed Extract Nutrients: 2 oz (4 tbsp) Avocado Oil 2 oz (4 tbsp) Evening Primrose Oil. Cover with blankets and allow to sit for 24 to 48 hours until it stops generating heat. Borage Oil or Rosa Mosqueta Rosehip seed Oil Scent: 45-50g (about 3 oz) essential oils Instructions: Add lye to water and let cool to 80 degrees.com . stir to combine and pour into molds. Set out to dry and cure for 4-6 weeks. NJ This soap nourishes the skin in every way possible.

6 oz Olive Oil 8.2 oz.5 oz Water Additives 1. FL Designed specifically to be healthy for maturing skin Ingredients: Oils 1.FromNatureWithLove.6 oz Sweet Almond Oil 0. Dried Herbs: 1 oz total: Rose Powder. Chamomile powder and Calendula powder Instructions: Make soap according to basic soaping instructions. Essential Oil: Lavender. .2 oz Shortening (veg) 4. .6 oz Cocoa Butter 9. The EO’s are expensive but more than worth it. Add the dried herbs just before pouring into molds. I usually make this recipe in a PVC tube mold http://www. 1 oz.Youthful Complexion Submitted by Kim of Winter Haven. Essential Oil: Rose Bulgarian.4 oz total of Essential/Fragrance Oil Essential Oil: Roman Chamomile.5 oz Sodium Hydroxide (NaOH/Lye) 11.com Page 50 From Nature With Love .2 oz.0 oz Palm Kernel Oil 12.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

5 oz Virgin Coconut Oil 4.FromNatureWithLove.com . Diaper Ointment Ingredients: 16 oz Sweet Almond Oil 8 oz Shea Butter 8 oz Jojoba Oil 4.0 oz.3 oz. Pour into jars.5 oz. avocado oil 0. and keep babies skin soft and healthy. Add 1% Tea Tree. Then add the Calendula and stir. Since it uses 100% natural oils. it will absorb in nicely. with healing & soothing properties. Lavender and Chamomile essential oils (combined volume). jojoba oil 0. wheat germ oil 0.Calendula Baby Oil Submitted by Jena of Albert Lea. calendula oil 0. butter and beeswax together in double boiler until wax and butter is melted. Use oil after baby’s bath. MN 100% natural oil for baby.5 oz. Pour into a 6 oz. vitamin E 250 IU 6 drops Roman chamomile essential oil Instructions: Mix all of the ingredients together. pure olive oil 1.5 oz.5 oz Beeswax 2 Drops Calendula Absolute Instructions: Mix oils. cobalt bottle. Ingredients: 2.2 oz. or for baby massage. From Nature With Love Page 61 http://www.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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.com . 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.FromNatureWithLove. Leave on for 5 minutes & rinse off with warm water. 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. Apply to face with cotton ball after cleansing. Anti-Wrinkle Clay Mask Submitted by Cindy of Allegan.For The Face Acne Toner Submitted by Andrea of Worcester. From Nature With Love Page 75 http://www. Shake before each Use. 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.

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

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

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

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

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 . per application and wet with water or a tea infused with one of the above herbs. A light oil such as camelina can be applied afterwards if the skin feels tight. MI A clay facial with added herbs Ingredients: 1 C. Store in an sterile glass jar. Wash off with warm water. http://www. 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. Use 1 Tbl. Healing Clay Facial Submitted by Jennifer of Hersey.FromNatureWithLove. Apply to the skin in a gentle circular motion and leave it to dry for about 10-20 minutes. Calendula powder 1/2 Tbl. Finely Ground Comfrey 1/2 Tbl.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Good for hair and skin. Strain herbs and funnel into soap.Herbal Shampoo Submitted by Tiffany of Cartersville.com . Add water to herbs. Shake well before each use to mix the oil with the soap. if desired. Add a few squirts of jojoba oil and essential oils. cover and let steep at least 30 minutes. Loc Butter Submitted by Lori of Kansas City. GA A natural shampoo for the hair Ingredients: 3 oz Liquid Castile Soap 1 heaping tbsp Chamomile Flowers 1 heaping tbsp Nettle Leaves 1 heaping tbsp Sage Leaves 1 heaping tbsp Rosemary Leaves Jojoba Oil (for extra conditioning—optional) Few drops each of rosemary and lavender oils 3 cups boiling water Instructions: Mix herbs together in a bowl. Pour castile soap into a bottle. Shampoo will be very runny. pour in container and let cool. Makes approximately 4 ounces. **Note** Feel free to experiment with different herbs and essential oils for this recipe. so use only a little bit when shampooing. From Nature With Love Page 91 http://www.FromNatureWithLove. 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. but also very concentrated.

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

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

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

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

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

Weigh and melt hard oils in microwave. NJ Ingredients: 16. Coconut Oil (20%) 9 oz. Add lye/water to crock oils while stirring gently. Weigh and add liquid oils to crock. 6.2 oz. Lye (6% excess fat) Fragrance and color optional Instructions: OBSERVE ALL STANDARD SAFETY PROCEDURES.Stefanie’s Favorite . Cover and cook until done. Distilled Water 8. 7. Palm Oil (15%) 7. Unmold and cut when cool. Glop into mold. Olive Oil (28%) 12 oz. Emu Oil (12%) 3.8 oz. Cocoa Butter (4%) 2.4 oz. 3. 4. Add to pre-warmed crock.2 oz.com .4 oz. Avocado Oil (5%) 2. 2. Weigh lye and water.14 oz.6 oz.FromNatureWithLove. 5. Jojoba (2%) 1. Bring to trace alternating between whisk and stick blender. Shea Butter (4%) 1.Emu Oil Soap Submitted by Kathy of Fort Lee. From Nature With Love Page 99 http://www. Sweet Almond Oil (2%) 23 oz. Mix and set aside. 1.2 oz. Castor Oil (6%) 3 oz.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Add citric acid. Put in containers.Camelot’s Suntan Lotion Submitted by Glenda of Milan.5 oz Emulifying Wax 3 oz Water 38 oz (room temp) Sesame Oil 12 oz Cocoa Butter 2.5 oz Citric Acid 1 tsp GSE 2 oz Vitamin E 5 capsules Instructions: Melt oils. Cool slightly and add GSE. From Nature With Love Page 111 http://www. Add glycerin and vitamin E.FromNatureWithLove.com . TN Moisturizing Suntan Lotion Ingredients: Coconut Oil 2 oz Glycerin 4. cocoa butter and wax in double boiler over medium heat. Add fragrance if desired. With stick blender in motion slowly add water until well blended. Remove from heat and place in large mixing bowl.

15 oz Stearic Acid 0. Heat water phase and dissolve baking soda and cornstarch completely. If using phenonip. you can put cream into a zip bag.8 oz Phenonip(or other appropriate preservative) 0. it becomes VERY thick.1 oz Soy Letchin 0. Check with manufacturer for other preservatives.3 oz Citric Acid 0. When COMPLETELY cool. This will depend on your preservative. SLOWLY add the water phase.1 oz Corn Starch 0.8 oz Baking Soda 0.1 oz E-Wax 0.05 oz Oil Phase Grapeseed Oil 2 oz Manog Butter 0. I scent “as I go” by heating the cream slightly.com Page 112 From Nature With Love .Creme de la Cream Submitted by Andrea of Worcester. Also. add color/scent. http://www. you can add when mixture is still hot. As cream cools. easily absorbed body cream Ingredients: Water Phase: Distilled Water 12.15 oz Shea Butter 0. close and squish until mixed. While blending (stick blender is best)the oils. then adding scent and/or color.1 oz Instructions: Combine and heat oil phase until fully incorporates. transfer to jars. MA A thick. Cool both phases slightly.FromNatureWithLove. Keep blending. Cut corner from bag and “pipe” into containers.

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

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

00 oz. can also be used as a hand cream when made w/ less water or more stearic acid.50 oz. butters. Stearic Acid (may add less for thinner lotion) 3. itchy. Calendula Oil 2. FL Thick creamy lotion. Sweet Almond Oil 2.com .50 oz.00 oz.50 oz. great for dry. Vegetable Glycerin 2.50 oz.0 oz. 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.FromNatureWithLove. Patchouli Essential Oil 0.30 oz. then cool to about 140 degrees. Instructions: Heat the oils. Heat the aloe water and rose water mixture to about 140 degrees as well. Emu Oil 2. or sensitive irritated skin. Emulsifying Wax (way cool product that binds water to oil and keeps it from seperating!) 0. Pour into jars or pump lotion bottles and continue to shake periodically until the mixture becomes creamy and thick. Put the oils into a large mixing bowl and start mixing on slow while slowly adding the water mixture until all water is added. Coconut Fragrance Oil I chose these essential oils for their specific medicinal purposes that are great for the skin.70 oz. Lavender Essential Oil 0. (I use a double boiler so you can’t burn it or boil it).30 oz. you want to keep blending until mixture is about body temp (around 97 to 98 degrees). Vitamin E 1000 IU 2. and waxes on low until everything has melted.00 oz. Mango Butter 1. Aloe Vera Gel or distilled water Great Patchouli Scent Blend: 1.50 oz. also great for reducing stretch marks when made w/ EMU Oil Ingredients: 2.00 oz.30 oz. Shea Butter 2. Rosewood Essential Oil 0.50 oz. From Nature With Love Page 115 http://www. Hemp Oil 4. then add EO’s & FO’s and GSE and blend some more at a higher speed. Tea Tree Oil 2.30 oz.50 oz. this will prevent any seperation of the oils and water.Rich Creamy Butter Lotion Submitted by Staci of Cocoa Beach. Grape Seed Extract (GSE) as a natural preservative 3. Rose Water or Floral Water of your choice 32.50 oz.

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QC For all skin type. slowly add the rose hydrosol to the desired consistency. add 3 drops of Orange (or other) Essential Oil to scent it. Before use.FromNatureWithLove. 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. sweet almond oil into the cooled infusion.Masks Beauty’s Secret Submitted by Marc of Oroville. The neem powder is especially good for acne prone skin. When this is mixed thoroughly. Apply to face and allow to dry for 15 min. Wash face with mild soap and water. When the body feels warm from the clay. sour cream. Body Clay Submitted by Tracy of Montreal. Boil water in a stainless steel pot. let it stay for three minutes.com . simmer for 10 mins. Pat dry. blend it well and add the clay slowly until it’s smooth and pasty. From Nature With Love Page 117 http://www. 2. Cool it and filter the water. Put the clay over the body. put the dry lavender and rose buds in. and massage it gently. even can be used for facial mask Ingredients: Dry Lavender 2tbsp Dry Rose buds 2tbsp Water 100ml Honey 1tbsp Fresh Sour Cream 1tbsp Sweet Almond Oil 1tsp Clay(Fuller or whatever suits better for your skin type) 100g Orange Essentil Oil 3drops Instructions: 1. Take a warm bath before using this therapy. Put the honey. 3. close the lid. take a cool shower to clean the body.

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

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

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

com Page 122 From Nature With Love . the essential oils are antibacterial.FromNatureWithLove. and extra oil and stir.French Citrus Bar Submitted by Gail of Loxahatchee. Add essential oils and stir again. Add the milk. If you have only slightly oily skin. The clay and citus powders draw off the oils in your face. Milk & Honey Butter Bars Submitted by Shannon of Crab Orchard. vitamin E. honey. citrus powders and the jojoba oil and stir thoroughly. Remove from heat and cool slightly before adding the vanilla fragrance oil. http://www. Makes about 2-3 bars. WV Ingredients: 1 lb opaque melt & pour base 1/2 cup whole or goats milk 1 Tbsp honey 20 drops Vitamin E 250IU 1 Tbsp melted beeswax 1 tsp vanilla fragrance oil 1 tsp or your favorite oil Instructions: Melt beeswax and MP base over a double boiler. Add the clay. Pour into molds and unmold when hard. 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. Pour into molds. you may want to use a light moisturizer afterwards.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

. Add fragrance/essential oils drop by drop while processing.FromNatureWithLove. CA Made with everyday ingredients. Note: I use this on my skin daily and modify as needed.com Page 148 From Nature With Love . Keeps well.Body/Facial Scrub Submitted by Hope of Ventura. To Use: place 1 . Brown Sugar Scrub Submitted by Brenda of Chatom.2 Tbsp of mixture in palm and wet (water/hydrosol/floral water) until paste-like. chamomile. Other additives could be: powdered lemon or orange peel. http://www. calendula etc. Gently.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. 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.. Give it a stir each time you use it. powdered lavender buds. massage into skin and rinse well.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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From Nature With Love Page 165 http://www.06 quarts 1 liter = .5 ounces 500 grams = 1.2 cups 1 liter = 2.10 pounds 1 kilogram = 2.035 ounce 100 grams = 3.com .8 liters Metric to U.4 fluid oz.95 liter 4 quarts (1 gal. 350 drops 1 teaspoon is about 5 ml/cc 1 gallon of most oils is approximately 7. 240 ml = 1 cup 1 liter = 34 fluid oz.Useful Conversions Approximate Equivalents 1 oz = 2 tablespoons or 6 teaspoons or 30 ml/cc or 28.) = 3.S.FromNatureWithLove.18 grams or approx. 700 drops 1/2 oz = 1 tablespoon or 3 teaspoons or 15ml/cc 14.775 lbs U. 100 ml = 3. 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) = .35 grams or approx.S. 1 liter = 4.26 gallon Weight 1 gram = .205 pounds 1 kilogram = 35 oz. 1 militers = 1/5 teaspoon 5 ml = 1 teaspoon 15 ml = 1 tablespoon 34 ml = 1 fluid oz.1 pints 1 liter = 1.

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

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

Some oils. The addition of jojoba oil as 10% of your carrier oil will help extend the shelf life of your blnd as will Vitamin E oil which is an excellent anti-oxidant. hazelut. A 1% dilution should be used on children. geranium. it may cause adverse effects. Using more of an oil will not get you better results. Ylang-Ylang. chamomile. get some fresh air. you may experience nausea. not water as water will cause further absorption. jasmine absolute. There is no need to go beyond a 3% dilution for any purpose. are sedating in low dilutions and stimulating in high dilutions. Stick to the very safe oils such as rose.• Although some very experienced aromatherapists can safely prescribe the oral use of essential oils.com Page 168 From Nature With Love . I do not advise you to try this on your own. If you ever experience skin irritation or accidently get essential oils in the eyes. headache. adding it to any aromatherapy blend will help extend the life of most vegetable oils. neroli. especially during the first trimester. When making blends for the first time. Be aware of how the oils you use can affect these conditions. spearmint and frankincense. in fact. If you’ve been overexposed to an essential oil. either through the skin or through inhalation. the elderly and those with health concerns. start with no more than two or three oils at a time. such as lavender. wheatgerm. kukui. • Essential oils must be used cautiosly with the elderly and those who have serious health problems such as asthma. sandlewood.FromNatureWithLove. the citruses. Methods of Application . macadamia. Carrier oils should be stored away from heat and light to ensure their freshness. If this happens. keep essential oils away from the reach of children. dilute with straight vegetable oil. They can be stored in the refrigerator for extended shelf life. grapeseed or sesame. 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). • “Too much of anything is no good.Dilutions The most effective way to dilute essential oils is in a carrier oil. One or two capsules (200-400 IU) per two-ounce bottle of carrier oil is enough. • Use extra caution when using essential oils during pregnancy. A safe and effective dilution for most aromatherapy applications is 2% (2 drops of essential oil per 100 drops of carrier oil). · · · 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. skin irritation and/or other symptoms. Make blends in small amounts and use within a few months.” Keep in miind that 1 ounce of essential oil is the equivalent of several pounds of the actual plant material. A carrier can be any high-quality vegetable oil such as almond. lavender. apricot. pregnant women. epilepsy or heart disease. Again. olive.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

place a length of 36-42 ply flat braid wick or a 1/0 square braid wick 1/8 inch from the narrow edge of a wax sheet (cut your wick at least 1 1/2 inch longer than the height of your candle). Allow it to cool and carefully peel away the foil paper. 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. Run the hot blade across the open edge and quickly seal into place. You can even carve designs onto the surface of the candle to expose the inner color using a hot carving tool. keeping the bottom edge of your candle even. The deeper color on the inside of the candle will create an interesting look. When you get to the edge. Using a heated knife will help if the wax doesn’t want to stick. They come in various colors as well as natural. Wax sheets can be made of 100% beeswax. 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 . Start rolling the sheet tightly. Trim the wick to be flush on the bottom and to within 1/2 inch on top. press it firmly onto the surface of the candle so it seals.FromNatureWithLove. Bend the edge of the sheet over the wick and press firmly so the wick is nicely sandwiched between the wax layers. 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. They can be embossed with a honeycomb design or be plain flat sheets. To make your own wax sheets.deepen this wax further by adding more dye or use another color to fill in the candle. http://www. Trim the sides to make even sheets. To roll a simple pillar candle. Rolling Wax Sheets This is the easiest and fastest way to make candles and is something to think about if you need to produce quick inventory for a craft show or gift giving season. 100% paraffin wax or a blend of the two.

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

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

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

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

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

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

utensils. disinfect countertops. Pretty much anywhere you use commercial disinfectants. How Much to Use Use GSE ar a rate of . It will be bitter but clean. You can store your toothbrush for a week in this solution. Always dilute before using on skin or for personal use. of water • To disinfect drinking water: If possible. Shake and let resettle. multiply the total volume (in ounces) of your batch times . you should thoroughly rinse the area with water.2%. keep out of the reach of children. it can be used to wash fruit. humidifiers.05. Add to oils before adding lye when using in soap. • For general disinfection of counter tops and other surfaces: Use 8-15 drops per gallon of water.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. If contact should occur. Grapefruit seed extract is a natural (extracted from the seeds of grapefruits) citricidal preservative. • As a gargle or mouthwash: 3 drops in 5 oz.com . It can even be used to disinfect drinking water if necessary. How GSE is Made GSE is made with extracts of citrus seeds/pulp. Add 10 drops GSE to gallon of clear water. immediately flush eyes/eye with water for at least 10 minutes and see a physician. toiletries and cosmetics. laundry. of water • For soap or lotions: Use between . In the house. etc. filter water first or let sit. To measure out 2%. vegetables and meat/fish. 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.FromNatureWithLove. As with all other medications. you can substitute GSE and you can rest assured that it is safe for you and the environment. Handling GSE Avoid contact with eyes.05 and 2% of your total ingredients. It can also be used diluted as a mouthwash. • Make your own baby wipes: Use 20 drops in 16 oz. 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. There’s no need to dilute for use in soaps and toiletries.02 to get ounces of GSE to use. gargle or disinfectant for hands. It can be used in many ways for household disinfection and can also be used to preserve soaps. of water. toothbrushes. It is made through a special process of combining polyphenols with the acidic extracts of citrus seeds/pulp until they convert to a stable quaternary From Nature With Love Page 187 http://www. If it comes in contact with the skin (unless you’re using a drop for warts or cysts).

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

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

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

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