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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Herbal Hand Salve Submitted by Bonnie of Cedar City. Cool slightly. Ingredients: 3 cups olive oil infused with 1 cup calendula petals & 1 cup lavender buds 1/2 oz tea tree oil 1/2 oz lavender eo 2 oz illipe butter 3 oz beeswax Instructions: Infuse oil with calendula & lavender. Makes 10-3 oz containers. then add eo’s and pour. heels. http://www.. Strain.FromNatureWithLove. UT Great for hands..com Page 16 From Nature With Love . elbows. Add butter & beeswax and heat to 150.

WA A good all around anti fungal. Ingredients: 4 parts beeswax 4 parts olive oil infused w/ equal parts of calendula. and has a wonderful scent from the infused herbs. anti bacterial healing balm. Turn off heat. comfrey root. and more wax or oils can be added to adjust firmness. stiring to prevent wax from becoming solid.Herbal Healing Balm Submitted by Stephanie of Conway. 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. into the little 1/4 or 1/2 oz tins. Melt wax in double boiler. (Cosistency can be checked before pouring by dipping a spoon into the mix. chamomile. about 5 minutes. but you can make a “part” whatever you desire. Pour into wide mouthed jar or tin. it is a great all-over balm. Add remaining ingredents.com . Lightly applied.) Neem Balm Submitted by Kathleen of Burlington. and nettle 1 part liquid jojoba 1 part avocado oil 6 parts sweet almond oil 1% vitamin E T50 (optional) Instructions: I usually measure by fractions of a cup. AR This balm sinks in quickly. It can be applied more heavily to heal and sooth dry skin. From Nature With Love Page 17 http://www.FromNatureWithLove. Allow to set until solid.

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

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

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

The logs can be created by rolling different colored wax sheets around each other or by creating a multicolored taper. As you slice the log with a hot knife. the slices all look the same. Take a 6 inch piece of a small wick and dip it into one of the colors a couple of times until you get a good wax buildup. the slices are applied to a candle base.com Page 22 From Nature With Love . hold it over a basin or tub and peel/cut the milk carton off the candle. When the candle is cool to the touch. 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. give it a good roll on a hard surface to make it nice and round. Millefiori Candles Millefiori means thousands of flowers. start with warm poured or store bought flat soft wax sheets. When it reaches a thickness of a taper candle. Then dip it into another color a few time until you get a build up. Put the wick out of the candle halfway. The melted water will gush out so be prepared. 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. Then place the roll on top of another colored sheet and roll it around the log once. Keep pulling the wick out as you slice the log. 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). place several tins of colored waxes in a double boiler and melt them. Apply a little pressure to ‘glue’ it to the base. If the level of the wax goes down. If the log gets too hard to slice. Cut off the excess and continue building up layers by rolling the log in different colored sheets. When the log is warm. Cut off the excess. Instructions: It is done by creating logs of wax that have a design that runs through the length of the log so that when it’s sliced. Place the carton in a basin of some sort to catch any spilling water as the ice melts (not in the sink though!).Ice Candles These are fun to make and relatively simple but they look beautiful when they’re finished.FromNatureWithLove. The wick will allow you to redip in hot wax if necessary. http://www. Melt some paraffin wax to about 140F. To create the logs by dipping. Slowly pour the wax into the carton until it fills to the top. The taper inside the candle can be replaced when it burns down completely. just redip it in the last color you used for a bit and the hot wax should soften the log up again. The ice should hold the taper in place. Roll the sheet around the slice once. To create the log using wax sheets. Keep dipping in various colors until your log is about the size of a regular tapered candle. it should pull out easily. Take a thin slice of one color and position it on the edge of another colored sheet. Keep applying slices as close together as possible until the whole candle is covered or until you have finished your design. just add more wax.

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

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Although soap can be made anywhere. Wear long sleeves and close fitting clothing. Use the exhaust hood when mixing lye or mix outside.) Never reuse lye containers for other purposes. Do not place pots/bowls near the edge of the counter. Wax paper or a plastic bag to line the molds with to prevent leaks and deterioration of the mold itself.FromNatureWithLove. Another large heat resistant container or pot (stainless steel. always add the lye to the water and not the other way around. 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.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.can be anything from a Rubbermaid(tm) type container to a wooden tray or even a heavy duty cardboard box. Do not leave the area unattended. Have adequate space to work on. glass or heat resistant (212 degrees F) plastic. Two thermometers for checking the temperatures of the oils and the lye solution . Children and pets should not be allowed in teh work area until all the equipment has been cleaned and put away. Keep it away from areas where pets and young children have access.the type used for candy making will work best (220 degrees F) Goggles and rubber gloves Safety First Lye is a caustic substance! If you will be keeping your lye in the house or in other accessible areas. It is adviseable to use something flexible so that the soap will come out easily with a little twist. It must not be made of aluminum or tin. This container must be made of stainless steel. make sure to store it in a proper child proof container and educate all members of the family about the nature of lye. making the kitchen the ideal work area. When mixing lye with water. 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 . (Lye will feel slippery on skin. Use your imagination and be on the look out for containers that will make nice molds. Wear protective goggles and rubber gloves when working. If you accidently get lye on your skin. Be careful not to inhale the dust when pouring the lye and work in a well ventilated area.com . Replace cardboard molds when warped to avoid unshapely bars. flush the area with ordinary vinegar and wash well with soap and water.

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

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

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

Combine in large pot and stir briskly until soap traces. From Nature With Love Page 29 http://www.2 ounces coconut oil 22. unmold and cut as desired.equal parts Citronella Java. Add the essential oils and stir well. NY A soap that soothes skin problems and keeps the bugs at bay.Bubble Gum Soap Smells so good you’ll want to eat it!!! Ingredients: 8 oz soft water 3 oz lye 7 oz crisco. Add the mica mixed with the fragrance oil so there are no clumps of mica. Combine oils and Shea butter in large soap pot and warm over low until various components have melted. Allow soap to cure for at least three weeks before using. cut and let rest for 2 weeks to cure.4 ounces Neem Oil 23. palm oil or tallow 7 oz coconut oil 6 oz olive oil 1 oz jojoba oil 1 oz Bubble gum fragrance oil Imperial Red Mica to color Instructions: Mix water and lye together. When it gets to 80 degrees it’s ready to unmold. Blend oils together over a double boiler all except the essential/fragrance oil. Let cool to 100 degrees. Remove from heat to cool. Pour into mold. Blend the lye mixture and oils together slowly and stir till it traces.com . Instructions: Dissolve lye in water. put it someplace quiet and wrap to insulate. Pour in mold and wrap in blanket to keep temp at an even 100 degrees then insert thermometer to keep track.6 ounces Sodium Hydroxide 14 teaspoons essential oil.FromNatureWithLove. Eucalyptus Citriodora. After 24 hours.4 ounces Shea Butter 6. Geranium and Rosemary essential oils. allow to cool. Melt and cool to 100 degrees.4 ounces olive Oil 16. When both mixtures reach 95’F it’s time to make soap.0 ounces palm Oil 6.0 ounces water 9. Ingredients: 19. Camper’s Delight with Neem Oil Submitted by Susan of N Syracuse.

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

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

MI A heady yet invigorating scent Ingredients: 24oz Water 9oz Lye 20oz Coconut Oil 17.com Page 32 From Nature With Love .FromNatureWithLove.1oz Aloe Oil 5. http://www. Neroli FO 1/2 C.8oz Cocoa Butter 1-1/2 tsp. Drizzle lye solution into the oils. Add EO’s and Calendula Petals.English Countryside Soap Submitted by Michele of Jenison. stir in liquid oils and bring to 90* . Add lye to water and let cool to 90* .1oz Sweet Almond Oil . Spearmint EO 1-1/2 tsp. Calendula Petals @ Trace Instructions: Blend EO’s and FO (preferably 24 hours in advance) and cover. Stick blend to trace.8oz Shea Butter . stirring constantly. Pour into mold.3oz Castor Oil 11. Stir a couple minutes(or until trace if stirring completely by hand).110*.4oz Canola Oil 4.110* Melt solid oils.5oz Palm Oil 4. Clovebud EO 1-1/2 tsp.

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

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

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

4 oz Sweet Almond Oil 4. never let a bunch of granules become caked on the bottom of the container. Temporarily set oils aside. Add fragrance. http://www. the lye solution is ready.Good Bar Submitted by Brian of Fairfield. Remove from mold and cut into bars. Allow 1 to 2 days to set-up. the oils are ready. Once the temperature has cooled to 100-125 degrees. CA Inexpensive oils can make a luxurious bar of soap Ingredients: Oils: 2. Stir until tracing occurs.5 and 9. Once the fats and oils are melted and the temperature is 100-125 degrees.4 oz Grapeseed Oil 2. the pH reading should be between 7. Add the lye slowly and stir constantly. Combine the lye and the water. When the bars are cured.4 oz Palm Oil 2.0.7 oz Water Instructions: Combine oils. Pour into prepared molds. heat gently.4 oz Olive Oil 2. Combine the melted oils and lye solution together. Allow to cure.4 oz Sunflower Oil Lye/Water: 2.0 oz Coconut Oil 3.FromNatureWithLove.com Page 36 From Nature With Love .4 oz NaOH/Lye 5.

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

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

3 ounces lye 34. Instructions: Follow basic instructions for cold processed soaps.5 ounces water 2 tsp hydrolized silk amino acids added to water & lye mixture. From Nature With Love Page 39 http://www.9 oz mango Butter 1.and 2 ounces of emu oil. 2 ounces of jojoba oil.9 oz jojoba oil 1.2 oz tallow (beef) 1.com .2 oz palm oil 1.0 oz coconut oil 1. RI A luxury body bar Ingredients: 14.0 oz sal butter recipe was superfatted with: 3 ounces of mango butter. 1.9 oz sweet almond oil 19.0 oz olive oil 19.0 oz castor oil 24.Luxury Bar Submitted by Kia of Provodence.FromNatureWithLove.0 oz neem oil 24.0 oz emu oil 1.

Cover mold.2oz Soybean Oil 4. Remove from mold and allow to age for 3 weeks). so I don’t color this particular batch). Leave in mold for two days.cream. 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.6oz Coconut Oil 3. Stir! (If unable to reach trace. oilive oil. Wait until lye mixture cools to 90-95degrees F. Pour in mold.powdered milk.5oz Almond fragrance oil 0. and beeswax. Stir in the milk.8oz Lye 9. The longer cure time.com Page 40 From Nature With Love . Stir and stir and stir! Add almond and honey fragrance oils. and lye.FromNatureWithLove. IN Family favorite! Sweet smelling soap with great lather (does not use Palm oil) Ingredients: 1oz Cocoa Butter 8. Heat oils until they reach 100-110 degrees F. release from mold and cut soap into slices (if applicapable).anything you’d like 1/4 cup Red Devil lye granules 1/4 cup water 1 1/2 teaspoons essential oil Instructions: Follow basic cold process soapmaking procedures and combine lye solution & oils at 110 to 120 degrees. Mix soybean oil.) Once you reach light trace. Slowly stir together oils and lye mixture.Megan’s Sweet Honey Almond Soap Submitted by Megan of Indianapolis. place mixture in microwave for one minute and 15 seconds. http://www.5oz Honey fragrance oil Instructions: Mix water. Stir and pour into mold. coconut oil. salt. Add essential oil.2oz Olive Oil 19. In two days. (I use a plastic rubbermail drawer organizer. Let soap cure for at least 4-6 weeks. This recipe usually traces within 20 min. add coloring (I like the beeswax color naturally produced.6oz Water 1 tsp Salt 0. Let cool. the harder (longer lasting) your bar of soap will be! Milk Based Soap Submitted by Donna of Greenwich.

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.FromNatureWithLove.com . fresh smelling bar. This has a powerful odor while making. This recipe will make one dozen 5 oz (plus) bars. then stir in essential oils. Add herbs and clay mixed with the two oz of sesame oil and blend well. clays and herbs used) I can’t seem to keep enough of this on hand! From Nature With Love Page 41 http://www. add to warmed oils. (see info on the benefits of Neem. 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. (about 110 degrees) stir to a light trace.Neem Oil Soap Submitted by Kathleen of Burlington. but cures out to be a very pleasant. cool to 100 degrees.

~ Combine lye and liquid. Allow to cure for 3 weeks. Place the bars on something that will allow air to circulate all around (or flip bars every few days). Great way to put the FNWL 4 oz. ~ Pour raw soap into your prepared molds.FromNatureWithLove. stir well. Should trace quite quickly.2 oz Sal Butter 3. http://www. Stir until trace. the soap can be turned out of the mold. depending on the molds used. Set aside and to cool (100° F to 125° F).2 oz Shea Butter LYE/LIQUID 2. but for no more than one minute at a time — then go back to spoon.7 oz Buttermilk (goat’s or whole milk) powder in water SUPERFAT 0. ~ After 48 hours.4 oz Lye (NaOH) 5. ~ Combine oils and melt. Ingredients: BUTTERS/OIL: 4. medium sized elegant gift bars.6 oz Coconut Oil 4.com Page 42 From Nature With Love . Can use stick blender intermittently.2 oz Nutmeg Butter (1%) SCENT: Nutmeg EO Vanilla EO Instructions: This makes a few. ~ Pour lye/liquid solution into melted oils in thin steady stream. Don’t over-stir beyond trace. Allow to cool (100° F to 125° F). butter sampler sets to use. NJ Exceptionally elegant gift soap.0 oz Cocoa Butter 1.0 oz Mango Butter 3.Nutmeg Butter Soap Submitted by Stephanie of Princeton. Use a decorative but sturdy set of molds to ladel in the raw soap.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1 oz.2 oz.Youthful Complexion Submitted by Kim of Winter Haven.4 oz total of Essential/Fragrance Oil Essential Oil: Roman Chamomile.com Page 50 From Nature With Love . Essential Oil: Lavender.FromNatureWithLove. Chamomile powder and Calendula powder Instructions: Make soap according to basic soaping instructions. Essential Oil: Rose Bulgarian.5 oz Water Additives 1. The EO’s are expensive but more than worth it.2 oz Shortening (veg) 4. Dried Herbs: 1 oz total: Rose Powder.6 oz Sweet Almond Oil 0.2 oz. .5 oz Sodium Hydroxide (NaOH/Lye) 11. FL Designed specifically to be healthy for maturing skin Ingredients: Oils 1. I usually make this recipe in a PVC tube mold http://www. .6 oz Olive Oil 8.0 oz Palm Kernel Oil 12. Add the dried herbs just before pouring into molds.6 oz Cocoa Butter 9.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.FromNatureWithLove. Pour into a mold and proceed as you would with cold process soap.com . At trace add the vitamin E oil. Baby Soap Submitted by Bonnie of Cedar City. From Nature With Love Page 59 http://www. Combine oils and lye/ water mixing well.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.

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

Pour into a 6 oz. calendula oil 0. or for baby massage. Then add the Calendula and stir. Since it uses 100% natural oils. it will absorb in nicely.FromNatureWithLove. jojoba oil 0.5 oz. Add 1% Tea Tree.Calendula Baby Oil Submitted by Jena of Albert Lea. with healing & soothing properties.5 oz.0 oz. pure olive oil 1.5 oz Beeswax 2 Drops Calendula Absolute Instructions: Mix oils.3 oz. MN 100% natural oil for baby. butter and beeswax together in double boiler until wax and butter is melted. wheat germ oil 0. vitamin E 250 IU 6 drops Roman chamomile essential oil Instructions: Mix all of the ingredients together.com .2 oz.5 oz Virgin Coconut Oil 4. From Nature With Love Page 61 http://www. Pour into jars. Diaper Ointment Ingredients: 16 oz Sweet Almond Oil 8 oz Shea Butter 8 oz Jojoba Oil 4. Ingredients: 2.5 oz. avocado oil 0. cobalt bottle. Use oil after baby’s bath. Lavender and Chamomile essential oils (combined volume). and keep babies skin soft and healthy.

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

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

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

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

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

http://www. Use all within 3 months. usually about 1/2 cup.FromNatureWithLove. 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. add to bath under running water. 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 other ingredients and mix well. 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. grapeseed. sweet almond or fractionated coconut oil Instructions: In a large bowl combine dendritic salt.Soothing Milk Bath .com Page 72 From Nature With Love . swirling with your hand to mix. FO/EO and fixed oil. Store in cool dry place.

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

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Leave on for 5 minutes & rinse off with warm water. This helped clear up black heads from our teenagers faces AND helped clear up an itchy rash from our 10 year olds face.com . Also helped clear up a facial rash! Ingredients: 4oz Witch Hazel 20 drops Lavender EO 10 drops Tea Tree EO Instructions: Mix ingredients well in bottle. MI Ingredients: 1 tbsp green france clay 1 tsp patchouli powder 1 tsp slippery elm powder 1 tsp chamomile powder wetting agent: 5 tsp herbal astringent for dry skin Instructions: Stir all ingredients well to get rid of clumps & apply to face.FromNatureWithLove. Apply to face with cotton ball after cleansing. MA Works great for acne prone skin. From Nature With Love Page 75 http://www. Shake before each Use. 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.For The Face Acne Toner Submitted by Andrea of Worcester. Anti-Wrinkle Clay Mask Submitted by Cindy of Allegan.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

FromNatureWithLove. Stir until thick. Pour the mixture into containers. Store in small containers. as mix thickens add hempseed oil and essential oil. Pour into tubes or pots.com .75 oz beeswax . 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.5 oz shea butter Few drops of flavor oil or peppermint essential oil if desired Instructions: Heat everything except essential oil to 150. UT Ingredients: 2 oz hazelnut oil 1 oz hemp seed oil . From Nature With Love Page 105 http://www. Pinch open the vitamin E capsule and squeeze the contents into the mixture. Remove from heat and stir in the honey and essential oil. NJ Ingredients: 2 t olive oil 1/2 t beeswax 1/2 t cocoa butter 1/2 t honey 3 drops orange essential oil 1 vitamin E capsule Instructions: Heat the oil-cocoa butter-beeswax mixture in the water bath over medium heat until beeswax is melted. stirring constantly.Hemp lip Balm Submitted by Bonnie of Cedar City. add honey. add essential oil. Honey Lip Balm Submitted by Yohana of Voorhees. Cool slightly. Stir well. stirring occasionally. Hemp Oil Lip Balm Submitted by Yohana of Voorhees.

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

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

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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. and can be used year-round.Lotions All-Over Lotion Submitted by Rachel of Urbana. Add preservative and fragrance oil and blend until incorporated. From Nature With Love Page 109 http://www. Blend with stick blender until fully blended. Melt beeswax and sweet almond oil in a double boiler stirring occasionally. Slowly add the borax-water mixture to it.FromNatureWithLove.com . Allow the lotion to cool completely while whisking. Remove the mixture from the heat. Bring this mixture almost to boiling. NJ Ingredients: 1/8 t borax powder 1/4 cup distilled water 1/2 cup almond oil 1 T grated beeswax Instructions: Dissolve borax in the water. Pour into an 8 oz container and seal tightly. 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. IA A good basic lotion that makes 8 oz.

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

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

15 oz Shea Butter 0. you can add when mixture is still hot. add color/scent. When COMPLETELY cool. I scent “as I go” by heating the cream slightly. it becomes VERY thick. Keep blending. Heat water phase and dissolve baking soda and cornstarch completely.com Page 112 From Nature With Love . easily absorbed body cream Ingredients: Water Phase: Distilled Water 12.1 oz Instructions: Combine and heat oil phase until fully incorporates. close and squish until mixed. This will depend on your preservative. MA A thick.8 oz Baking Soda 0. Cut corner from bag and “pipe” into containers. As cream cools. SLOWLY add the water phase. Also. you can put cream into a zip bag. http://www.3 oz Citric Acid 0.1 oz E-Wax 0. If using phenonip.05 oz Oil Phase Grapeseed Oil 2 oz Manog Butter 0. Cool both phases slightly. then adding scent and/or color. While blending (stick blender is best)the oils.15 oz Stearic Acid 0.Creme de la Cream Submitted by Andrea of Worcester. Check with manufacturer for other preservatives.1 oz Soy Letchin 0. transfer to jars.8 oz Phenonip(or other appropriate preservative) 0.FromNatureWithLove.1 oz Corn Starch 0.

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

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

or sensitive irritated skin.50 oz. itchy.50 oz. you want to keep blending until mixture is about body temp (around 97 to 98 degrees). From Nature With Love Page 115 http://www.Rich Creamy Butter Lotion Submitted by Staci of Cocoa Beach. Vitamin E 1000 IU 2.50 oz.70 oz. then cool to about 140 degrees. Vegetable Glycerin 2. Rosewood Essential Oil 0. Aloe Vera Gel or distilled water Great Patchouli Scent Blend: 1.com . Put the oils into a large mixing bowl and start mixing on slow while slowly adding the water mixture until all water is added. Grape Seed Extract (GSE) as a natural preservative 3.00 oz. Tea Tree Oil 2. Shea Butter 2. Hemp Oil 4.00 oz.30 oz.50 oz.0 oz. Emu Oil 2.00 oz. FL Thick creamy lotion.FromNatureWithLove. Rose Water or Floral Water of your choice 32. also great for reducing stretch marks when made w/ EMU Oil Ingredients: 2. Instructions: Heat the oils. Stearic Acid (may add less for thinner lotion) 3.50 oz.50 oz. great for dry. and waxes on low until everything has melted. 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. Lavender Essential Oil 0. butters. then add EO’s & FO’s and GSE and blend some more at a higher speed. Emulsifying Wax (way cool product that binds water to oil and keeps it from seperating!) 0. (I use a double boiler so you can’t burn it or boil it).30 oz. Calendula Oil 2. this will prevent any seperation of the oils and water. Sweet Almond Oil 2. Mango Butter 1. Coconut Fragrance Oil I chose these essential oils for their specific medicinal purposes that are great for the skin.50 oz. Pour into jars or pump lotion bottles and continue to shake periodically until the mixture becomes creamy and thick. Patchouli Essential Oil 0.50 oz. can also be used as a hand cream when made w/ less water or more stearic acid. Heat the aloe water and rose water mixture to about 140 degrees as well.00 oz.30 oz.30 oz.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

and apricot kernel oil together. Mix well.FromNatureWithLove. Finally. dry place. This mixture’s messy.Body Scrub Submitted by Minh of Albany. Add sea salt and ground almonds.com . 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. stir in the baby shampoo and there you have it. MO Give the gift of flake-free skin with this yummy scrub. From Nature With Love Page 147 http://www. Remove from heat. Body Scrub Bliss Submitted by Jenna of Troy. CA Use this in the tub or shower to rub off dry skin Ingredients: 1/2 teaspoon beeswax 1 teaspoon castor oil 1/2 teaspoon apricot kernel oil 1 tablespoon sea salt 1 tablespoon almond meal 1 1/2 tablespoon shampoo base Instructions: First melt the beeswax. Stone in a cool. castor oil. so apply to damp skin while in the shower.

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

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

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

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

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

FromNatureWithLove. Refreshing blue or green color adds to the experience. try this super rich hand treatment: 1 tsp carrot oil 1 tsp flax seed oil 1 tsp jojoba 1 drop essential oil of geranium (optional) Slowly warm up the 3 oils while you soak your hands in hot water. working the oil into the skin and around the cuticles. Moisturizing Hand Treatment Oil If winter is doing a number on your hands. Tint with food color. From Nature With Love Page 161 http://www. For best results. PA Refreshes and Sooths the tiredest and Stinkiest Feet Ingredients: 1 cup everclear 1/2 cup distilled or filtered water 1/2 cup witch hazel 1 ml tea tree essential oil 1ml pepermint essential oil food color Instructions: Add essential oils into everclear and stir. cover hands with a pair of gloves and leave for 30 minutes. Then quickly stir in the essential oil and rub into both hands. spray on feet and let air dry.Minty Toes Foot Spray Submitted by Ruth Herron of Philadelphia.com . Kicking feet in air like a little kid while drying may refresh sprit at same time. Keep in spray bottle. solution will become cloudy. Add water and witch hazel.

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

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

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35 grams or approx.18 grams or approx.06 quarts 1 liter = .205 pounds 1 kilogram = 35 oz.com .10 pounds 1 kilogram = 2.26 gallon Weight 1 gram = . From Nature With Love Page 165 http://www. 1 liter = 4.FromNatureWithLove. 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) = .95 liter 4 quarts (1 gal.035 ounce 100 grams = 3.S. 1 militers = 1/5 teaspoon 5 ml = 1 teaspoon 15 ml = 1 tablespoon 34 ml = 1 fluid oz.S. 240 ml = 1 cup 1 liter = 34 fluid oz.5 ounces 500 grams = 1.) = 3.Useful Conversions Approximate Equivalents 1 oz = 2 tablespoons or 6 teaspoons or 30 ml/cc or 28.4 fluid oz. 350 drops 1 teaspoon is about 5 ml/cc 1 gallon of most oils is approximately 7.1 pints 1 liter = 1. 100 ml = 3.2 cups 1 liter = 2.8 liters Metric to U.775 lbs U. 700 drops 1/2 oz = 1 tablespoon or 3 teaspoons or 15ml/cc 14.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

pillars. The thickness of the wick must be chosen according to the thickness of your candle but also. The numbers without the /0 are braided less tightly and allow the wick to be thicker without being denser or heavier. it needs to be able to melt just the right amount of the wax so that it will have a good burn rate. Use flat braids in tapers. always prime your wicks if they are not pre primed. Types of Wicks Deciding on which wick to use requires a bit of trial and error at first. This allows for good burning. zinc or lead core (although lead core wicks are less common today) that holds the wick up. The wick should be burning enough wax so that a pool surrounds the wick without spilling over the side of the candle. Small diameter pillars and beeswax sheet rolled candles.com Page 174 From Nature With Love . Square braided wicks are specially braided to form a square shaped wick. cotton.Candle Wicks When making a candle. medium ( 24-30 ply). large (42 ply) and extra large (60 ply). therefore the wick is too small for the diameter of the candle or for the type of wax used. The more plies per strand. These generally come in small. 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. Keeping this in mind will help you determine if your wick is too thick or too thin for your candle diameter and wax type. Certain wick types work best with certain candle types: Flat braid wicks are made by braiding 3 multi-ply strands of cotton. If the tip of the wick is within the combustion zone (inner part of the flame). http://www. the larger the wick Flat braids generally run extra small (15 ply). The burn rate is the amount of wax the wick will burn in a given amount of time. small (18 ply). These wicks are numbered starting at 6/0 (the smallest) to 1/0 (about medium) and then #1 through #10 (the largest). therefore the wick is too large for the diameter of the candle or for the type of wax used. Priming the wick means saturating the wick in wax to eliminate air bubbles in the wick.2 inch flame that burns steady and the tip of the wick should be in the outer oxidation zone of the flame so that it burns off completely. The wick should have a 1 . When burning a candle. always trim the wick to about 1/4 inch so that when it burns.FromNatureWithLove. it will keep the flame from getting too big and will help the wick burn properly. Spilling wax means that the wick is melting too much wax and not wicking or using it up fast enough. medium and large sizes although specialty sizes are available. Use a square braid wick in rolled beeswax candles. Whether or not your candle burns properly will depend largely on your choice of wick. 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 smoke. 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. large cast candles & novelty candles. Cored wicks can have a paper. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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