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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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.................... Lecithin Moisturizer ......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 68 Lavender-Citrus Bath Salts............................................. 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 ........................................................................................................................................................... Healing Clay Facial .................................................................................................................. 70 Oatmeal-Salt Bath .................................................................................................... 89 89 90 90 From Nature With Love Page 5 http://www............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... Facial Toner ...................................................................................................................................................................................................................Jasmine’s .................................. 73 Truly Distinctive Bath Oil .. Exfoliating Gentle Face Wash ........................................................................................................................................................................................................ Facial Moisturizing Cream ..................................................... Moisturizing Cleanser ................................................................................................................... Clay Mask for Sensitive Skin ...................................... 70 Relaxing Milk Bath .... Milk & Honey Bath Tea ..................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... Ayurvedic Facial ............................................................ Strawberry Hydroxy Mask ......................................................................................................................................................... Honey Mud Mask ........................................... 89 Flax Seed Hair Gel . 73 For The Face ....... Anti-Wrinkle Clay Mask ................................................................FromNatureWithLove................................................... Yogurt & Banana Facial................................................................................................................................................................................................................. Herbal Facial Scrub ................................................. Skin Astingent ....................................................................... Balancing Moisturizer ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. Marie Antoinette Masque ............................................................................................................ 69 Natural Cleansing Washbag ..................................................... Oily Skin Toner .. Hair Oil ........................................................................................................... 68 Moisturizing Bath Fizzy ...................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... Milk & Oatmeal Tub Tea ......................................................................................................................... 72 Soothing Milk Bath ....................... 71 Soothing Milk Bath ........... 71 Silk Soak ............................................................................................................................................................................. 71 Shimmering Rose Dusting Powder ...................................................... 69 Oatmeal................................................... Exfoliating Facial Cleanser .... Clay Facial .............................................................................. Rosewater Egg Facial ............. 72 Thalasso Therapy .. Hair Rinse .............................................................................................................. Hair Lotion ......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 75 Acne Toner ........................................................... Rose Care Facial ................Lavender....................................................... Facial Cleansing Bar ............................. Moisturizing Facial Scrub ................................................................ Almond & Honey Face Scrub......................................................................................................................................................................................................................... Gentle Milk & Oatmeal Facial ............................................. 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................................. Beeswax Handbutter .......................................................................................................................................Herbal Shampoo .................................................... 102 Darlene’s Healing Lip Balm .............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................Lotion Bar ........................... Almond Oil Lotion ............................ 105 Honey Lip Balm ..................................................... 105 Kissable Lip Balm ............................................................................................................... Mango Mint Shampoo Bar ............................................................................ 103 Flavored Lip Balm (moisterizer and gloss) .................................................................................. 101 Apricot-Orange Lip Gloss ................... 104 Healing Lip Gloss ... 109 All-Over Lotion ................. 101 Avocado Lip Balm .................................................................................................. Camelot’s Suntan Lotion ......... 99 Lip Balms ...................................... 117 http://www............................................................................. Peppermint Neroli Lotion ................................................ 105 Hemp Oil Lip Balm ..................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... Easy Body Lotion .................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 103 Emu Oil Lip Balm ............................................................................................. 106 Moisturizing Lip Balm ............Emu Oil Soap ............................................................................. Loc Butter .................................... Rich Creamy Butter Lotion ..................................................................................................... 98 Stefanie’s Favorite ..................................... Wake-me-up Soap ................................................................................... Natural Hair Detangler ...................................................................................... Creme de la Cream.......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 101 Basic Lip Balm ...................................... 109 109 110 110 111 112 113 113 114 114 115 Masks .................. 106 Sherry’s Extra Moisture Lip Balm ........................................................................ Body & Feet Cream ......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 98 Apple Spice Soap ............................................................................... 94 95 96 96 Hot Process Soap .................... Lavender/Chamomile Soap............................................................. Eczema Soother .......................................................................................................................... 102 Cocoa Vanilla Lip Gloss ..........................................................................................FromNatureWithLove................................................................................ Light Lotion Spray ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................com Page 6 From Nature With Love ........................................................... 107 Lotions ......................................................................................................................................................... Natural Herbal Shampoo ............................................................ 104 Hemp lip Balm .......................................................... 101 Bubble Gum Lip Gloss ................................................................................... 94 Basic Handmilling/Rebatching .................................. 91 91 92 92 Hand Milled Soap ..............................................................................

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Turn off heat. Add remaining ingredents. about 5 minutes. into the little 1/4 or 1/2 oz tins. but you can make a “part” whatever you desire. Ingredients: 2 oz Hemp Oil infused with Neem leaves 1/4 oz of each: shea butter neem oil mango butter kokum butter sal butter illipe butter 2 T beeswax Instructions: Melt together and pour into litle jars or as I do. and more wax or oils can be added to adjust firmness.) Neem Balm Submitted by Kathleen of Burlington. Allow to set until solid. anti bacterial healing balm. stiring to prevent wax from becoming solid. Melt wax in double boiler. Ingredients: 4 parts beeswax 4 parts olive oil infused w/ equal parts of calendula. chamomile. (Cosistency can be checked before pouring by dipping a spoon into the mix.com . it is a great all-over balm.Herbal Healing Balm Submitted by Stephanie of Conway. AR This balm sinks in quickly.FromNatureWithLove. and has a wonderful scent from the infused herbs. comfrey root. From Nature With Love Page 17 http://www. WA A good all around anti fungal. Lightly applied. It can be applied more heavily to heal and sooth dry skin. Pour into wide mouthed jar or tin. 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 liquid lanolin. Continue stirring until the mix forms a thick. Heat the cocoa butter. white cream and has cooled to room temperature. Keep refridgerated. 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. coconut oil. fresh strawberries.FromNatureWithLove. and almond oil in a double boiler(do this slowly. Pour into bottle or jar and seal. this will be easier). Beat briskly until fluffy(an egg whisk or electric mixer will do). Apply each night. melt the beeswax and add the almond oil. Put into sterilized jars. 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. not to a boil). lanolin. Remove from heat. Stir in fragrance oil. Remove from heat. In a seperate saucepan.com Page 18 From Nature With Love . Strawberry Cream Submitted by Robert of Hyattsville. stirring the mixture until all ingredients are well blended. Slowly pour the heated water/borax mixture into the oil/beeswax misture. Stirring constantly. Mash and strain the juice through a colander or sieve(if you have a fruit/vegetable juicer. http://www. and add strawberry juice very quickly. or when ever needed.Peach & Berry Gardener’s Hand Cream Submitted by Christina of Grand Marais. 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. This was taken from Janet Reno.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Instructions: Dissolve lye in water. Remove from heat to cool. Let cool to 100 degrees.2 ounces coconut oil 22. cut and let rest for 2 weeks to cure. Camper’s Delight with Neem Oil Submitted by Susan of N Syracuse. 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.Bubble Gum Soap Smells so good you’ll want to eat it!!! Ingredients: 8 oz soft water 3 oz lye 7 oz crisco.4 ounces Shea Butter 6. put it someplace quiet and wrap to insulate. When both mixtures reach 95’F it’s time to make soap. allow to cool. When it gets to 80 degrees it’s ready to unmold. Pour in mold and wrap in blanket to keep temp at an even 100 degrees then insert thermometer to keep track. NY A soap that soothes skin problems and keeps the bugs at bay. Blend the lye mixture and oils together slowly and stir till it traces.6 ounces Sodium Hydroxide 14 teaspoons essential oil. Add the mica mixed with the fragrance oil so there are no clumps of mica.equal parts Citronella Java.0 ounces palm Oil 6. Geranium and Rosemary essential oils. Add the essential oils and stir well. Combine in large pot and stir briskly until soap traces. Pour into mold. From Nature With Love Page 29 http://www. unmold and cut as desired. After 24 hours.FromNatureWithLove.com . Eucalyptus Citriodora.4 ounces Neem Oil 23. Blend oils together over a double boiler all except the essential/fragrance oil. Ingredients: 19. Melt and cool to 100 degrees. Combine oils and Shea butter in large soap pot and warm over low until various components have melted.0 ounces water 9.4 ounces olive Oil 16.

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

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

1oz Aloe Oil 5. Spearmint EO 1-1/2 tsp. stir in liquid oils and bring to 90* . MI A heady yet invigorating scent Ingredients: 24oz Water 9oz Lye 20oz Coconut Oil 17.1oz Sweet Almond Oil .8oz Cocoa Butter 1-1/2 tsp. Clovebud EO 1-1/2 tsp.3oz Castor Oil 11.FromNatureWithLove. Stick blend to trace. Pour into mold.110*.5oz Palm Oil 4. stirring constantly. Stir a couple minutes(or until trace if stirring completely by hand). Add lye to water and let cool to 90* . http://www.English Countryside Soap Submitted by Michele of Jenison.4oz Canola Oil 4. Add EO’s and Calendula Petals.110* Melt solid oils. Drizzle lye solution into the oils. Calendula Petals @ Trace Instructions: Blend EO’s and FO (preferably 24 hours in advance) and cover. Neroli FO 1/2 C.com Page 32 From Nature With Love .8oz Shea Butter .

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

FromNatureWithLove. (I like wood loaf-shaped molds!) Pour soap into container lined with freezer paper (for easy release). pour powered lye (with gloves and goggles on for safety!!) into water (NEVER the reverse!!) Stir.Gift Shop Three Oil Soap Submitted by Deidre F. Stir continually for 45 to 55 minutes until you are sure mixture is at trace (you can see lines and swirls in the soap as you stir). wrap each bar in shrink wrap (with your label.5 oz Lye 18 oz Water 4 or 5 teaspoons fragrance oil 1 heaping teaspoon herbal additives for interest. release soap from mold and cut into bars. After about two weeks. let temperature fall to about 110-130 degrees. of Westfield. and cover loosely with another sheet of wax paper so air can circulate.com Page 34 From Nature With Love . Cool lye mixture in cold water in sink until its temperature falls to 110-130 degrees. (You don’t want soap to catch cold!!) In a couple of days.4 Lb. Place bars separately on wax paper. melt. Tell your friends and customers to enjoy their new soap that lathers and pampers their skin like no other!! Enjoy!! http://www. Measure out fats by WEIGHT. pour lye mixture into fat mixture. not volume. Batch Ingredients: 32 oz Olive Oil 8 oz Palm Oil 8 oz Coconut Oil 6. IN Olive. Turn the bars 1/4 turn every couple of days so they will cure evenly. set aside. Wrap mold in blankets so temperature will fall slowly as soap cures. Add fragrance oils and herbs just before pouring into mold. of course!) and let soap continue to cure for two more weeks. When both mixtures are the SAME temperature (between 110-130 degrees). Coconut and Palm Oil Soap . I like ground chamomile! Instructions: After measuring all ingredients by WEIGHT. Cover top with Saran wrap (to prevent powdery buildup).

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

Add the lye slowly and stir constantly. the oils are ready. Temporarily set oils aside.7 oz Water Instructions: Combine oils. Allow to cure.5 and 9.com Page 36 From Nature With Love .4 oz NaOH/Lye 5. Allow 1 to 2 days to set-up. CA Inexpensive oils can make a luxurious bar of soap Ingredients: Oils: 2. the lye solution is ready. When the bars are cured. Combine the lye and the water. Stir until tracing occurs. Once the fats and oils are melted and the temperature is 100-125 degrees.4 oz Sunflower Oil Lye/Water: 2. Pour into prepared molds.4 oz Palm Oil 2.Good Bar Submitted by Brian of Fairfield. heat gently. Combine the melted oils and lye solution together.0.4 oz Olive Oil 2. Once the temperature has cooled to 100-125 degrees.4 oz Grapeseed Oil 2. the pH reading should be between 7.FromNatureWithLove.4 oz Sweet Almond Oil 4. Remove from mold and cut into bars.0 oz Coconut Oil 3. Add fragrance. http://www. never let a bunch of granules become caked on the bottom of the container.

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

palm-sized rectagular shapes once cut. stir until clear.6 oz Castor oil 2.5 oz. 100-F).Lemon Olive Complexion Bar Submitted by Stephanie of Princeton. 100-F) Heat/melt all oils. cool (c. but have an extra individual mold or two around to catch any extra soap. Container should hold most or all of the 2lbs of soap. Will yield nice. great for difficult skin conditions. just slice it open so that you can refold it closed to help keep batch warm for first 48 hours. allowing for possibly one more use of the mold (otherwise just peel it off).com Page 38 From Nature With Love .4 oz Olive oil LYE/LIQUID: 4.6 oz Grapeseed oil 21.6 oz Coconut oil 2. http://www. A good mold for this batch is an empty “Parmalat” milk container.4 oz Lemongrass EO (can add another 0. Add scent just before pouring into mold.6 oz Sweet almond oil 2. Stir to trace. Pour lye/water mixture in slow steady stream into the oils. reinforce sides and bottom of box with packing tape. Set aside to cool (c. Don’t cut off the top.FromNatureWithLove. Soap should slip out easily. NJ Nourishing & moisturizing.4 fl oz Water SCENT: 1. Use stick blender intermittently with spoon (no more than 1 minute at a time for blender). Tea Tree Oil for treating acne) Instructions: Pour lye into water. To help container keep its firm shape. Ingredients: OILS: 2.3 oz NaOH/Lye 11.

5 ounces water 2 tsp hydrolized silk amino acids added to water & lye mixture.2 oz palm oil 1.0 oz coconut oil 1. From Nature With Love Page 39 http://www.0 oz castor oil 24.3 ounces lye 34.9 oz sweet almond oil 19. Instructions: Follow basic instructions for cold processed soaps.2 oz tallow (beef) 1.0 oz neem oil 24.9 oz jojoba oil 1. 1. RI A luxury body bar Ingredients: 14.FromNatureWithLove. 2 ounces of jojoba oil.com .9 oz mango Butter 1.0 oz sal butter recipe was superfatted with: 3 ounces of mango butter.and 2 ounces of emu oil.0 oz olive oil 19.Luxury Bar Submitted by Kia of Provodence.0 oz emu oil 1.

Mix soybean oil. the harder (longer lasting) your bar of soap will be! Milk Based Soap Submitted by Donna of Greenwich.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.6oz Coconut Oil 3. Add essential oil. Stir in the milk. Heat oils until they reach 100-110 degrees F. The longer cure time. release from mold and cut soap into slices (if applicapable). In two days. Cover mold. oilive oil. and beeswax.com Page 40 From Nature With Love . salt.2oz Olive Oil 19. Stir and pour into mold. and lye.6oz Water 1 tsp Salt 0.5oz Honey fragrance oil Instructions: Mix water.2oz Soybean Oil 4. add coloring (I like the beeswax color naturally produced. Leave in mold for two days.cream.Megan’s Sweet Honey Almond Soap Submitted by Megan of Indianapolis. This recipe usually traces within 20 min.5oz Almond fragrance oil 0. (I use a plastic rubbermail drawer organizer. IN Family favorite! Sweet smelling soap with great lather (does not use Palm oil) Ingredients: 1oz Cocoa Butter 8. Stir and stir and stir! Add almond and honey fragrance oils. http://www. coconut oil. Wait until lye mixture cools to 90-95degrees F. Stir! (If unable to reach trace. place mixture in microwave for one minute and 15 seconds. Let cool. so I don’t color this particular batch).8oz Lye 9.) Once you reach light trace.powdered milk. Remove from mold and allow to age for 3 weeks). Pour in mold. 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.FromNatureWithLove. Slowly stir together oils and lye mixture. Let soap cure for at least 4-6 weeks.

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

~ Pour raw soap into your prepared molds. NJ Exceptionally elegant gift soap. ~ Combine lye and liquid. depending on the molds used. Great way to put the FNWL 4 oz.0 oz Mango Butter 3.Nutmeg Butter Soap Submitted by Stephanie of Princeton. Don’t over-stir beyond trace. Should trace quite quickly. Place the bars on something that will allow air to circulate all around (or flip bars every few days).7 oz Buttermilk (goat’s or whole milk) powder in water SUPERFAT 0. Ingredients: BUTTERS/OIL: 4. ~ Pour lye/liquid solution into melted oils in thin steady stream. the soap can be turned out of the mold. Can use stick blender intermittently. stir well.4 oz Lye (NaOH) 5.2 oz Nutmeg Butter (1%) SCENT: Nutmeg EO Vanilla EO Instructions: This makes a few. ~ After 48 hours. Allow to cool (100° F to 125° F). Set aside and to cool (100° F to 125° F). Use a decorative but sturdy set of molds to ladel in the raw soap.6 oz Coconut Oil 4. http://www.FromNatureWithLove. Stir until trace. medium sized elegant gift bars. but for no more than one minute at a time — then go back to spoon. Allow to cure for 3 weeks.com Page 42 From Nature With Love .2 oz Sal Butter 3. butter sampler sets to use.0 oz Cocoa Butter 1.2 oz Shea Butter LYE/LIQUID 2. ~ Combine oils and melt.

Set aside. OH Old Fashioned Goatsmilk.5 lbs. lye 10 oz. 1 1/2 teaspoons grapefruit seed extract Instructions: Measure all ingredients. essential ois and grapefruit seed extract.o. goats milk 1 tablespoon dill weed-finely chopped 1 tablespoon anise e. This recipe makes almost 6 pounds. Add avocado oil to melted lard/coconut oil. lard 1. When all temperatures match add the goats milk to the lye water and stir slightly.Old Fashioned Goatsmilk Soap Submitted by Terrie of Sidney. avocado oil 11 oz.o. Add lye to water. stir with a stick blender until trace. Warm the goats milk to 95 degrees. Quickly add dill weed. Pour into prepared molds.com . Avocado and Dill soap Ingredients: 12 oz. coconut oil 1.5 lbs.FromNatureWithLove. water 10 oz. Cool both the lye and the oils to 95 degrees. *This soap is naturally antibacterial because of the anise and fennel essential oils. From Nature With Love Page 43 http://www. 3 tablespoons fennel e. Mix slighly with stick blender. add milk/lye mixture to oils. Melt lard and coconut oil.

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

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

2 oz. Essential Oil: Rose Bulgarian. . Chamomile powder and Calendula powder Instructions: Make soap according to basic soaping instructions.5 oz Sodium Hydroxide (NaOH/Lye) 11.FromNatureWithLove.Youthful Complexion Submitted by Kim of Winter Haven. FL Designed specifically to be healthy for maturing skin Ingredients: Oils 1.6 oz Sweet Almond Oil 0.com Page 50 From Nature With Love .2 oz. 1 oz.6 oz Olive Oil 8. I usually make this recipe in a PVC tube mold http://www. Essential Oil: Lavender. Dried Herbs: 1 oz total: Rose Powder. Add the dried herbs just before pouring into molds.5 oz Water Additives 1.6 oz Cocoa Butter 9. .0 oz Palm Kernel Oil 12. The EO’s are expensive but more than worth it.4 oz total of Essential/Fragrance Oil Essential Oil: Roman Chamomile.2 oz Shortening (veg) 4.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Add the other dry ingredients to the herbs and mix. Warm oil in top of a double boiler pot.10 drops of essential oil of mandarin or lavender Instructions: Add the essential oil to the powdered herbs and mix well.FromNatureWithLove.Herbal Baby Balm A soothing balm for chapped or dry skin Ingredients: 1 cup calendula or camelina oil 3 tbsp. Herbal Baby Powder Submitted by Kibby of Bronx. Store in 2-4 oz. beeswax Instructions: Grind the herbs into a powder using a clean coffee grinder or blender. Add mica a little at a time until you get enough color. http://www. vitamin E oil 1 1/2 tsp. and pour the warm herb oil through the strainer into the bowl. jojoba oil 4 drops lavender essential oil 8 tbsp.com Page 62 From Nature With Love . keep refrigerated. Sift and transfer into powder sifters. Place remaining oils in a glass bowl. NY A talc -free powder for baby Ingredients: 4 oz cornstarch 4 oz arrowroot 1 oz white kaolin clay 1 oz colloidal oat starch 1 oz powdered lavender buds 1 oz powdered calendula petals 1 tsp of a pearlescent mica to color 6 . Place a coffee filter inside a wire strainer. Melt the beeswax in the top of a double boiler. containers. dried lavender 1 tbsp. add the powdered herbs and cook over medium heat for 30 minutes to 1 hour to allow the healing properties of the herbs to fully release in the oil. dried chamomile 2 tbsp. dried calendula 1 tbsp. dried rose petals 1 tsp. If you plan to store balm longer than 3 months. hold over glass bowl. Continue whisking until the mixture is thick and creamy. add slowly to the oil and herb mixture while whisking with a wisk or egg beater.

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

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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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Unmold immediately onto a lined cookie sheet and let dry overnight. If you pour the liquids too quickly your mixture will fizz. corn starch 2 1/2 T. Just enough oil to moisturize without making you feel greasy. This is the best bath fizzy recipe I’ve ever tried. safflower oil 3/4 T.com . Plunge the filled bag into a bowl of warm water. Borax Instructions: Mix dry ingredients (except borax)until well blended. coarse 1/8 cup lavender buds or rose petals 1/8 cup medium grain sea salt 2 tablespoons white kaolin clay Essential Oils (optional) Mix ingredients well. water. citric acid 1/2 c. and borax. From Nature With Love Page 69 http://www. PA Best Bath Fizzy Ever! Ingredients: 1 c. EO or FO. Pack into molds really hard. Natural Cleansing Washbag 1/4 cup hemp seed meal 1/4 cup oatmeal. Mix well. baking soda 1/2 c. Other clays may be used for special skin types (read the properties of each clay to see if a different clay would be better for your use). Very slowly drizzle wet ingredients over dry ingredients with one hand while mixing it with the other hand (use your hands to mix this. EO or FO 1/2 tsp. In a separate bowl combine oil. not a utensil).Moisturizing Bath Fizzy Submitted by Melanie of Pittsburgh. water 2 tsp. squeeze and rub into the skin to cleanse.FromNatureWithLove. Pack into a large muslin bag leaving little room in the bag for the contents to move around.

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

Put into “shaker” containers and enjoy! Silk Soak Submitted by Annette of Eugene. Add the other ingredients and mix thoroughly. earthy scents like nutmeg.FromNatureWithLove.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.com . milk bath Ingredients: 1 part sunflower seeds 1 part corn starch 2 parts finely ground oats 2 parts milk powder Fragrance Instructions: Coarsly grind the seeds in a blender or food processor. almond and comfrey work well. This luxurious bath combines the skin soothing properties of oatmeal with softening milk and corn starch. The ground seeds release their natural oils when added to a hot bath. oatmeal. 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. OR Sunflower seeds. WA A natural. Because the sunflower seeds are so fragrant. I prefer to use dry fragrances but oils work well too. Fragrance with oils or dry ingredients. From Nature With Love Page 71 http://www.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pour the heated solution into the lecithin and oils. You can use the blender. Stir until well mixed. macadamia nut. So be sure to muisturize your skin afterward. Marie Antoinette Masque Submitted by Yohana of Voorhees. Rinse your face thoroughly with warm water and pat dry. Apply to your face and allow to dry. http://www. 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. It is suitable for all skin types. In a separate container dissolve borax in the distilled water. but because it does contain alcohol it can be drying.Lecithin Moisturizer Submitted by Yohana of Voorhees. NJ Ingredients: 1 T liquid lecithin 2 T fractionated coconut.FromNatureWithLove. vegetable oil. cool completely and pour into a clean container. You could heat in the microwave (for 45 seconds on High) or in a water bath. coconut oil and rice bran oil. Heat the borax-water solution. You can adjust the consistency by adding less or more water. Add essential oil. NJ Ingredients: 1 tablespoon cognac (or red dry wine) 1 egg 1/4 cup dry milk powder Juice of 1 lemon Instructions: Place all of the ingredients in a blender and mix well. Gently heat the lecithin and oils until the coconut oil melts.com Page 82 From Nature With Love . approximately 15 minutes. Any remaining mixture should be kept in the refrigerator.

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

FromNatureWithLove. consider a milk and oatmeal pack.softens Heavy cream . This mix can be made into a paste with any wetting agent and applied to the skin with circular strokes. Leave on for 20 minutes and rinse with warm water.for fragrance http://www. vitamin E oil.Cools and cleans Strawberry puree .Non-Clay Facial for Dry Skin Instructions: If you have dry skin and clay does not make a suitable skin treatment for you. camelina oil.com Page 84 From Nature With Love .acta as a natural alphahydroxy agent Floral waters . Possible wetting agents: · · · · · · · Yogurt .to soften. You can also add a few drops of jojoba. remove dead skin cells and cool Honey . geranium & lavender are all good choices. Carrot seed oil. To make a shelf stable dry mix (also useable as a milk bath): Combine equal parts milk powder and fine or coarse colloidal oatmeal (the coarse will exfoliate better) Add desired additives: · · · · 1/8 part citrus peel powder for astringency 1/8 part sandalwood powder to cool and soothe the skin 1/8 part rose petal powder for fragrance and astringency 1/8 part neem powder for antibacterial acne treatment Other possible additives include powdered chamomile. Milk helps to soften skin and remove dead skin cells while the oatmeal helps to soothe the skin and relieve tight. carrot oil. or any other desired oil for extra moisturizing.antibacterial Milk . moisturize. comfrey or lavender and of course essential oils (not added until ready to use).moisturizes Cucumber puree . itchy skin.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Emu Oil (12%) 3. Olive Oil (28%) 12 oz.Stefanie’s Favorite .2 oz. Bring to trace alternating between whisk and stick blender.6 oz. Cocoa Butter (4%) 2. Weigh lye and water. 2. Add to pre-warmed crock. 7. Distilled Water 8. Unmold and cut when cool. Palm Oil (15%) 7. Weigh and melt hard oils in microwave. 3. Lye (6% excess fat) Fragrance and color optional Instructions: OBSERVE ALL STANDARD SAFETY PROCEDURES.Emu Oil Soap Submitted by Kathy of Fort Lee.com . Weigh and add liquid oils to crock.8 oz. NJ Ingredients: 16.4 oz.14 oz. From Nature With Love Page 99 http://www.4 oz. Add lye/water to crock oils while stirring gently. Castor Oil (6%) 3 oz. Coconut Oil (20%) 9 oz. Jojoba (2%) 1. 5. Glop into mold. Mix and set aside. 1. 6. Avocado Oil (5%) 2.2 oz.2 oz.FromNatureWithLove. Cover and cook until done. Sweet Almond Oil (2%) 23 oz. Shea Butter (4%) 1. 4.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

add color/scent. MA A thick.1 oz Instructions: Combine and heat oil phase until fully incorporates.15 oz Shea Butter 0. then adding scent and/or color. When COMPLETELY cool.Creme de la Cream Submitted by Andrea of Worcester.com Page 112 From Nature With Love . SLOWLY add the water phase.05 oz Oil Phase Grapeseed Oil 2 oz Manog Butter 0. I scent “as I go” by heating the cream slightly. Keep blending.8 oz Phenonip(or other appropriate preservative) 0. easily absorbed body cream Ingredients: Water Phase: Distilled Water 12.15 oz Stearic Acid 0. you can put cream into a zip bag. http://www.1 oz Soy Letchin 0. While blending (stick blender is best)the oils. Heat water phase and dissolve baking soda and cornstarch completely. As cream cools. This will depend on your preservative. transfer to jars. Cut corner from bag and “pipe” into containers. Also. Check with manufacturer for other preservatives.1 oz E-Wax 0.3 oz Citric Acid 0.8 oz Baking Soda 0.FromNatureWithLove. If using phenonip.1 oz Corn Starch 0. close and squish until mixed. you can add when mixture is still hot. Cool both phases slightly. it becomes VERY thick.

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

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

then cool to about 140 degrees. From Nature With Love Page 115 http://www.FromNatureWithLove.50 oz. Grape Seed Extract (GSE) as a natural preservative 3. Vegetable Glycerin 2. (I use a double boiler so you can’t burn it or boil it).50 oz.00 oz. itchy.00 oz. Emu Oil 2.00 oz. Vitamin E 1000 IU 2. or sensitive irritated skin. can also be used as a hand cream when made w/ less water or more stearic acid.50 oz. Sweet Almond Oil 2. Tea Tree Oil 2.50 oz.50 oz. FL Thick creamy lotion. Pour into jars or pump lotion bottles and continue to shake periodically until the mixture becomes creamy and thick. Mango Butter 1.00 oz. Heat the aloe water and rose water mixture to about 140 degrees as well.30 oz. Lavender Essential Oil 0.30 oz. also great for reducing stretch marks when made w/ EMU Oil Ingredients: 2. Rosewood Essential Oil 0.50 oz. Calendula Oil 2. Coconut Fragrance Oil I chose these essential oils for their specific medicinal purposes that are great for the skin. Put the oils into a large mixing bowl and start mixing on slow while slowly adding the water mixture until all water is added. The coconut fragrance oil balances the essential oil blend and tones it down yet still giving the Patchouli the middle note while also toning down the coconut fragrance and leaving it as the base note. Emulsifying Wax (way cool product that binds water to oil and keeps it from seperating!) 0. great for dry. Shea Butter 2. Instructions: Heat the oils.30 oz. butters. you want to keep blending until mixture is about body temp (around 97 to 98 degrees).0 oz. Stearic Acid (may add less for thinner lotion) 3. Aloe Vera Gel or distilled water Great Patchouli Scent Blend: 1.com .30 oz.Rich Creamy Butter Lotion Submitted by Staci of Cocoa Beach.70 oz. and waxes on low until everything has melted. this will prevent any seperation of the oils and water. Hemp Oil 4. Rose Water or Floral Water of your choice 32. then add EO’s & FO’s and GSE and blend some more at a higher speed. Patchouli Essential Oil 0.50 oz.50 oz.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Stir again and pour into containers. 2-3 days. Stir in fragrance oil to desired strength. http://www.Lilac Solid Perfume Submitted by Elena of Las Cruces. If desired take lilac flowers and place them into the mix before it hardens over. Stir and let cool until you can touch the mixture. Test the consistency by sticking a cold spoon into the mix. Instructions: Allow bayleaf or oil to remain in gel and age for approx. 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.com Page 136 From Nature With Love .FromNatureWithLove. Put into squeeze bottle or pump bottle for easier dispensing. let it harden. Another good way is to make a batch and fill the containers 2/3 full. Then add remaining ingredients and mix well. NM Heavenly scent of lilac in a solid form with optional decorative flowers Ingredients: 1 part fractionated coconut oil 1 part bees wax or hydrogenated jojoba MP 56 Lilac fragrance oil (it is a good idea to have . I recommend using a toothpick or tweezers to place them. This recipe can be used with other scents also.5 oz for each ounce of fractionated coconut oil Individual lilac flowers cut from the bunch—if possible go for organic. but before it starts to harden. put the flowers on top and spoon another batch on top of them. If it is too hard or soft when it cools on the spoon. you don’t want pesticides! (optional) Instructions: Put bees wax or hydrogenated jojoba and coconut oil into a non-reactive pan and heat on low until wax melts into the oil. add wax or oil. they look the best when they are barely covered.

FL Serenity Ingredients: 2 drops sandlewood essential oil 1 drop clove essential oil 3 drops mountain rain fragrance oil (or something of the like) 1 drop your favorite flower fragrance oil (I use gardenia) Instructions: Mix with your favorite base oil (I use jojoba).FromNatureWithLove. 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. Shake well before each use. From Nature With Love Page 137 http://www.Mood Scents: Happiness Submitted by Candice of Osprey. Store in glass bottle. Mood Scents: Serenity Submitted by Candice of Osprey.com . Store in glass bottles.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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. 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. Set into a nice herb bath and soak for 20 minutes. use ample amount and rub viggorously in circular motion. Add oil and fragrance oil and blend thoroughly until emulsified.com . That’s it! I was VERY frustrated by salt scrubs/salt glow recipes that dripped all over and were an oily mess. melted 1 oz goats milk glycerin soap melted 1/2 cup liquid castille soap 3/4 cup favroite oil blend or sunflower oil 1-2 tsps.Cleansing Aromatic Salt Glow Submitted by Kymberli Gayle of Manchester. then add baking soda and borax and mix again. Enjoy Diane’s Body Polish Submitted by Diane of East Islip. This type of salt scrub firms up enough to scoop out what’s needed and it doesn’t drip all over the place! And best of all it leaves the skin so soft and clean! Enjoy! Diane :-) South Shore Soapworks From Nature With Love Page 149 http://www. Before bathing or showering.FromNatureWithLove. or rinse off in the shower. fragrance oil 1/2 tsp. Add oils to salts and mix and store. NH Clears the skin of dead cells and toxins while soaking up minerals and leaving a healthy glow. Add salt and stir well to mix completely. Either way it will leave your skin clean and soft and give you a subtle fragrence that will enhance your mood. Mica Instructions: Heat melted glycerin soap and liquid soap until warmed and stir in the mica until well blended. Add essential oils to the carrier oil before mixing with salts mixture.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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240 ml = 1 cup 1 liter = 34 fluid oz. 100 ml = 3.205 pounds 1 kilogram = 35 oz.4 fluid oz. 1 liter = 4.95 liter 4 quarts (1 gal.1 pints 1 liter = 1.8 liters Metric to U.S.Useful Conversions Approximate Equivalents 1 oz = 2 tablespoons or 6 teaspoons or 30 ml/cc or 28.775 lbs U.com .035 ounce 100 grams = 3.) = 3. 1 militers = 1/5 teaspoon 5 ml = 1 teaspoon 15 ml = 1 tablespoon 34 ml = 1 fluid oz.5 ounces 500 grams = 1. 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. From Nature With Love Page 165 http://www.06 quarts 1 liter = . 700 drops 1/2 oz = 1 tablespoon or 3 teaspoons or 15ml/cc 14.26 gallon Weight 1 gram = .18 grams or approx.2 cups 1 liter = 2.10 pounds 1 kilogram = 2.FromNatureWithLove.S. 350 drops 1 teaspoon is about 5 ml/cc 1 gallon of most oils is approximately 7.

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

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

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

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

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

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

leaves. http://www. The natural force of gravity creates a tapered effect. In cases where you are overdipping a candle to protect embedded objects. Tapers. Commonly Used Waxes Beeswax . bee keepers generally melt down the combs and reform it into blocks of beeswax. Dipping .Rolled candles are probably the easiest to make. Stearic acid is usually used at a rate of about 2-5 tablespoons per pound 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. flowers etc) you will want to avoid using stearic acid as you will be unable to see through the outer coating.FromNatureWithLove. Stearic acid also helps opacify a translucent wax. This makes a hard candle that resists bending or caving in. You will need to follow the manufacturers directions for use to achieve the proper results. mottle.Molded candles are made by pouring wax into molds. They should generally be melted with a small amount of your wax blend and then added to the rest of the batch of wax. Beeswax burns slowly.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. After the honey is removed. stearic acid can combine with wax to form very strong crystalline structure. You can find candle molds in craft stores/candle supplies or you can make your own molds from milk cartons. create mottling effects etc. Poured . They are made by rolling sheets of wax around the wick. Rolled . opacify and create other special effects. and tends to be soft and tacky (making it difficult to release from molds). (shells. raise the melting point of a candle.there are a number of polymer additives that can be used to prevent color fading. additives can harden. pillars and novelty candles can be made using this method. Microcrystallines . boxes. The beeswax has a slight honey smell and is yellow brown in color and contains bee parts and bits of pollen. Wax Additives When combined with waxes. Each layer hardens and makes the taper thicker and thicker. It aids in mold release.Poured candles refers to any candle that was made by pouring wax into a molded form this includes container candles. Choose your microcrystalline waxes carefully and know what they are for before you use them. Used properly. To obtain refined beeswax. You can also use a rubber mold kit to make your own reusable molds. Synthetic polymers . molded candles and cast candles. the wax needs to be filtered and bleached to get white wax. Stearic acid . assist in mold release.com Page 172 From Nature With Love . they can really increase the quality of your candles. plastic shapes etc. This will ensure proper melting and thorough blending. increase the luster of a candle.Beeswax is the secretion of honeybees used to form their honey storage combs. Usually a pair of tapers is made to insure matching thickness. This is done by holding a double length of wick in the center and dipping both ends so 2 tapers are created simultaneously.Tapers are easily made by repeatedly dipping a length of wick into a container of melted wax.Methods of Candlemaking Molding .

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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