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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

stirring the mixture until all ingredients are well blended. white cream and has cooled to room temperature. Pour into bottle or jar and seal. lanolin.com Page 18 From Nature With Love . coconut oil. Continue stirring until the mix forms a thick. and add strawberry juice very quickly. and almond oil in a double boiler(do this slowly.Peach & Berry Gardener’s Hand Cream Submitted by Christina of Grand Marais. Stir in fragrance oil. Remove from heat. Strawberry Cream Submitted by Robert of Hyattsville. Apply each night. Slowly pour the heated water/borax mixture into the oil/beeswax misture. fresh strawberries. This was taken from Janet Reno. Heat the cocoa butter. or when ever needed. Stirring constantly. not to a boil). Put into sterilized jars. In a seperate saucepan. Remove from heat. and liquid lanolin. Mash and strain the juice through a colander or sieve(if you have a fruit/vegetable juicer. Beat briskly until fluffy(an egg whisk or electric mixer will do).FromNatureWithLove. this will be easier). 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. Keep refridgerated. melt the beeswax and add the almond oil. http://www. MD Ingredients: 1/2 ounce Cocoa Butter 1/2 ounce Lanolin 2 1/2 ounces Apricot Kernel Oil 3/4 ounce Strawberry juice 3 drops of Benzoin Instructions: Thoroughly wash and drain several large. grated 1 tsp liquid lanolin 1 tsp coconut oil 10 drops fragrance oil (5 raspberry 5 peach) Instructions: Combine the water and borax in a heavy saucepan over low heat and stir until the borax has dissolved.

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

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

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

remove the pie plate from the candle. Fill an empty pie plate with wax and place a 5 inch tall pillar candle base in the center. clean trash can full of cold water. If you are not sure. The wax will form wispy wave-like shapes around the pillar.FromNatureWithLove. Start whisking your wax with a whisker or egg beater. To clean up. Melt down your wax and stir in the cornstarch or turpentine if you are using them. start applying it to a candle base like you would frosting to a cake. Whipped Wax Candle Instructions: Creating a whipped wax candle .Water Candles These candles are very pretty and well worth the extra time and effort necessary to create them. Add about 6.140F).whipped wax can be created with either paraffin and cornstarch or beeswax and turpentine or just plain wax. Instructions: Have ready a large. pour some wax into the rim and slowly but firmly plunge the rim into the water. When it gets light and frothy. Your pillar should now have a sturdy rim around it. Holding the pillar so that the rim is at a 45 degree angle to the water. Melt about 12 oz of micro crystalline wax (to make the wax more pliable) in a double boiler or crock pot. scoop up the wax bits from the water and allow them to air dry. just chuck them better to be safe than sorry. When you burn the candle. Crushing them with a rolling pin and then allowing them to dry should get rid of any water. Allow it to harden by holding the pie plate in the water.5 lbs of paraffin wax (medium melting point . heat up the blend to about 170F and maintain it at that temperature. From Nature With Love Page 23 http://www.com . You can reuse these pieces if you are sure no water remains trapped inside. Once it’s firm. Keep repeating this process as you go around the entire rim of the candle. If it sets up. twisting it as you go. just melt it back down again and re whisk it. only the pillar will burn so you can replace it when necessary.

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

You can measure out the lye on a piece of wax paper square using a plastic spoon or scoop. Pour the water into the appropriate container (remember. http://www. If you have trouble getting the soap out of the mold. Do not attempt to heat the lye in a microwave or on the stove. The soap needs to cure for the given amount of time in the recipe. place the container in another container filled with hot water. add it to the warm oils. If it becomes too cool. Leave the soap undisturbed for at least 24 hours until it cools. Do not breathe in the fumes. If it’s not firm. You can check to see if it’s cured by washing your hands with it. You must weight the lye accurately because an extra ounce is too much. The soap should be firm with no pools of oil on top. color pigments and essential or fragrance oils but work quickly. Pour soap into mold and cover with a piece of wood or wrap with an old blanket or towel. When you are ready to experiment with your own recipes. The oils will heat quickly so remove the saucepan frmo the heat source when the temperature is within 5-10 degrees of the required temperature. If you are using grapefruit seed extract. Remove the soap from the mold and slice into bars. pour the oils into the container that you will use to make the soap.Lay out all the equipment you need. If it leaves a slimy feeling. no aluminum!). See the Saponification Value Chart. check the lye temperature. Some fragrance oils will cause the soap to suddenly solidify. 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. 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. At this point. Grapefruit seed extract will cause a quicker trace than usual. Stir continuously until the soap traces. Lye amounts are calculated according to the saponification values of the oils in a recipe. just make sure to tare the scale with the paper first.FromNatureWithLove. When the oils have reached the required temperature. wait another day or so and check again. try placing the mold in the freezer overnight and it should then pop out easily. stir in any nutrient oils. leave it to cure for another week. 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. Carefully pour the lye into the water and stir until dissolved. While stirring. line your mold with wax paper if necessary and measure out ingredients. When the correct temperatures have been reached. pour the lye carefully into the oils.com Page 26 From Nature With Love .

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

Make sure your mold is lined with parchment paper. Wait a day or two before slicing. stir.Azuki Bean Cucumber Kokum Soap Soap exfoliant with Azuki Beans Ingredients: 1/2 cup Azuki Bean Powder 4 oz. I’ve used this and it is great! Lathers beautifully.lye [NaOH] Mandarin Orange essential oil Basil Fragrance oil sprinkle of chamomile leaves Vitamin E T50 for preservative Green mica for coloring Instructions: Melt the kokum butter and coconut oil and add to all the oils. Add chamomile leaves. When it saponifies [looks like thick pea soup] you are ready to pour the soap into your mold.83 oz. When both reach 105-106 degrees.com Page 28 From Nature With Love . Add lye to the floral waters THE TEMPERATURE OF LYE WITH FLORAL WATER MUST MATCH THE TEMPERATURE OF THE OILS. Stir. mix water and oil. and 1 tablespoon of the orange essential oils . of Cucumber Floral Water 4 oz. You’ll have a beautiful soap that will gently exfoliate and moisturize your skin. Kokum butter 4 oz. air dry and put in cupboard. palm oil 1 oz. coconut oil 2 oz. Mix mix mix. olive oil 4 oz. Sunflower oil 2. Wait 2-3 months.FromNatureWithLove. add half of the azuki beans.use your nose to see if you need more. Slice soaps. stir [use handblender.] When it starts to thicken. castor oil 6 oz. http://www. of Neroli Hydrosol 3 oz. Add Vitamin E. Wrap the soap in mold with a towel.

After 24 hours.6 ounces Sodium Hydroxide 14 teaspoons essential oil. Combine in large pot and stir briskly until soap traces. When it gets to 80 degrees it’s ready to unmold. Pour in mold and wrap in blanket to keep temp at an even 100 degrees then insert thermometer to keep track. unmold and cut as desired. Blend oils together over a double boiler all except the essential/fragrance oil.0 ounces water 9. Instructions: Dissolve lye in water. NY A soap that soothes skin problems and keeps the bugs at bay. Melt and cool to 100 degrees.4 ounces Shea Butter 6. Add the mica mixed with the fragrance oil so there are no clumps of mica.Bubble Gum Soap Smells so good you’ll want to eat it!!! Ingredients: 8 oz soft water 3 oz lye 7 oz crisco. Allow soap to cure for at least three weeks before using. From Nature With Love Page 29 http://www.com . Blend the lye mixture and oils together slowly and stir till it traces.0 ounces palm Oil 6.2 ounces coconut oil 22. Let cool to 100 degrees.4 ounces Neem Oil 23.equal parts Citronella Java. Combine oils and Shea butter in large soap pot and warm over low until various components have melted. Camper’s Delight with Neem Oil Submitted by Susan of N Syracuse. Geranium and Rosemary essential oils. put it someplace quiet and wrap to insulate. allow to cool. Pour into mold. cut and let rest for 2 weeks to cure. Ingredients: 19. Eucalyptus Citriodora.FromNatureWithLove. Add the essential oils and stir well. Remove from heat to cool. palm oil or tallow 7 oz coconut oil 6 oz olive oil 1 oz jojoba oil 1 oz Bubble gum fragrance oil Imperial Red Mica to color Instructions: Mix water and lye together.4 ounces olive Oil 16. When both mixtures reach 95’F it’s time to make soap.

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

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

stirring constantly. Stick blend to trace. Add lye to water and let cool to 90* . Add EO’s and Calendula Petals. Stir a couple minutes(or until trace if stirring completely by hand).1oz Aloe Oil 5.FromNatureWithLove.8oz Shea Butter . Calendula Petals @ Trace Instructions: Blend EO’s and FO (preferably 24 hours in advance) and cover. Neroli FO 1/2 C.4oz Canola Oil 4. Clovebud EO 1-1/2 tsp.1oz Sweet Almond Oil . Pour into mold.3oz Castor Oil 11.8oz Cocoa Butter 1-1/2 tsp.5oz Palm Oil 4. Drizzle lye solution into the oils.110* Melt solid oils.English Countryside Soap Submitted by Michele of Jenison. MI A heady yet invigorating scent Ingredients: 24oz Water 9oz Lye 20oz Coconut Oil 17. Spearmint EO 1-1/2 tsp.com Page 32 From Nature With Love .110*. stir in liquid oils and bring to 90* . http://www.

Cut into bars place in cool. NY An ultra creamy bath bar with skin pampering Flax oil Ingredients: 19. When both mixtures have cooled to 95’carefully combine in large pot.com . This recipe makes 4lbs of soap. dry area for at least 3 weeks.FromNatureWithLove. Warm oils in large non-reactive pot.6 ounces Flax Seed oil 22. I cut it into 24 bars. Pour in large mold. Allow to sit undisturbed in warm area for 24 hours.Flax Oil Soap Submitted by Susan of N Syracuse.8 ounces Palm Oil 9.until solids are melted.4 ounces Olive Oil 12. I use a 13" square wooden wine box with a lid. Stir in essential oil.2 ounces Coconut oil 9.6 ounces Sodium Hydroxide 23 ounces water 10 tsp essential oil Instructions: Dissolve Sodium Hydroxide in water and allow to cool in safe place. turn bars over every few days for even drying. Stir to trace. From Nature With Love Page 33 http://www.

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

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

4 oz Sweet Almond Oil 4. CA Inexpensive oils can make a luxurious bar of soap Ingredients: Oils: 2. the pH reading should be between 7.0. Combine the melted oils and lye solution together.4 oz Olive Oil 2. http://www.FromNatureWithLove.com Page 36 From Nature With Love . Add fragrance. When the bars are cured.4 oz Palm Oil 2. heat gently. Allow 1 to 2 days to set-up. never let a bunch of granules become caked on the bottom of the container.0 oz Coconut Oil 3.Good Bar Submitted by Brian of Fairfield. the lye solution is ready.7 oz Water Instructions: Combine oils. Remove from mold and cut into bars.5 and 9.4 oz Sunflower Oil Lye/Water: 2. Pour into prepared molds. Temporarily set oils aside.4 oz NaOH/Lye 5. Stir until tracing occurs. Allow to cure. Once the temperature has cooled to 100-125 degrees. Add the lye slowly and stir constantly. the oils are ready. Once the fats and oils are melted and the temperature is 100-125 degrees.4 oz Grapeseed Oil 2. Combine the lye and the water.

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

3 oz NaOH/Lye 11. 100-F) Heat/melt all oils. To help container keep its firm shape. Will yield nice. reinforce sides and bottom of box with packing tape. allowing for possibly one more use of the mold (otherwise just peel it off).6 oz Grapeseed oil 21. Stir to trace. Pour lye/water mixture in slow steady stream into the oils. just slice it open so that you can refold it closed to help keep batch warm for first 48 hours.4 oz Olive oil LYE/LIQUID: 4.6 oz Sweet almond oil 2.Lemon Olive Complexion Bar Submitted by Stephanie of Princeton. cool (c. NJ Nourishing & moisturizing.5 oz. Soap should slip out easily. Use stick blender intermittently with spoon (no more than 1 minute at a time for blender). great for difficult skin conditions. stir until clear. Container should hold most or all of the 2lbs of soap. palm-sized rectagular shapes once cut. Add scent just before pouring into mold. Set aside to cool (c.6 oz Coconut oil 2. but have an extra individual mold or two around to catch any extra soap.FromNatureWithLove. 100-F).6 oz Castor oil 2.com Page 38 From Nature With Love .4 fl oz Water SCENT: 1.4 oz Lemongrass EO (can add another 0. Don’t cut off the top. http://www. Ingredients: OILS: 2. Tea Tree Oil for treating acne) Instructions: Pour lye into water. A good mold for this batch is an empty “Parmalat” milk container.

2 ounces of jojoba oil.Luxury Bar Submitted by Kia of Provodence. From Nature With Love Page 39 http://www. RI A luxury body bar Ingredients: 14. 1.3 ounces lye 34.0 oz coconut oil 1.0 oz emu oil 1. Instructions: Follow basic instructions for cold processed soaps.0 oz neem oil 24.0 oz sal butter recipe was superfatted with: 3 ounces of mango butter.FromNatureWithLove.0 oz olive oil 19.com .5 ounces water 2 tsp hydrolized silk amino acids added to water & lye mixture.and 2 ounces of emu oil.0 oz castor oil 24.9 oz sweet almond oil 19.2 oz palm oil 1.9 oz mango Butter 1.9 oz jojoba oil 1.2 oz tallow (beef) 1.

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

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

Allow to cool (100° F to 125° F). but for no more than one minute at a time — then go back to spoon. Great way to put the FNWL 4 oz. ~ Pour lye/liquid solution into melted oils in thin steady stream. Set aside and to cool (100° F to 125° F). Place the bars on something that will allow air to circulate all around (or flip bars every few days).Nutmeg Butter Soap Submitted by Stephanie of Princeton.0 oz Cocoa Butter 1. ~ Combine oils and melt. Can use stick blender intermittently. ~ Combine lye and liquid.7 oz Buttermilk (goat’s or whole milk) powder in water SUPERFAT 0. medium sized elegant gift bars. depending on the molds used. ~ After 48 hours. the soap can be turned out of the mold.6 oz Coconut Oil 4.FromNatureWithLove.2 oz Sal Butter 3. http://www.com Page 42 From Nature With Love . ~ Pour raw soap into your prepared molds. stir well. Stir until trace. Use a decorative but sturdy set of molds to ladel in the raw soap. Should trace quite quickly. Ingredients: BUTTERS/OIL: 4.4 oz Lye (NaOH) 5. NJ Exceptionally elegant gift soap.2 oz Shea Butter LYE/LIQUID 2. Don’t over-stir beyond trace. butter sampler sets to use. Allow to cure for 3 weeks.0 oz Mango Butter 3.2 oz Nutmeg Butter (1%) SCENT: Nutmeg EO Vanilla EO Instructions: This makes a few.

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

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

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

I usually make this recipe in a PVC tube mold http://www.6 oz Sweet Almond Oil 0. Essential Oil: Rose Bulgarian. FL Designed specifically to be healthy for maturing skin Ingredients: Oils 1. The EO’s are expensive but more than worth it. Dried Herbs: 1 oz total: Rose Powder.Youthful Complexion Submitted by Kim of Winter Haven.com Page 50 From Nature With Love .2 oz. Chamomile powder and Calendula powder Instructions: Make soap according to basic soaping instructions.2 oz Shortening (veg) 4.4 oz total of Essential/Fragrance Oil Essential Oil: Roman Chamomile.FromNatureWithLove. 1 oz.5 oz Sodium Hydroxide (NaOH/Lye) 11. Add the dried herbs just before pouring into molds. Essential Oil: Lavender.2 oz.6 oz Olive Oil 8.6 oz Cocoa Butter 9. .0 oz Palm Kernel Oil 12. .5 oz Water Additives 1.

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

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

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

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

emulsifying wax 1.2 oz.com Page 56 From Nature With Love . CT Wonderful all over body/face cream Ingredients: 14 oz.Whipped Creme Submitted by Mary of Waterbury.its especially nice when scented with cucumber and tinted very pale green.1 oz. and Germaben II.8 oz citric acid . Combine citric acid and water over double boiler water until the citric acid dissolves and then add all the remaining ingredients except fragrance. http://www. fragrance Oil or essential Oil 2 drops FDC dye of you choice Instructions: Whipped Creme This is a very light cream good for all body areas. When the mixture turns a creamy color. I usually whip it for 5 minutes let it cool 10 minutes and so on.5 oz. This will thicken in jars as it cools more.2 oz Germaben II .I love Jojoba 1.. distilled water 4 oz.. color. I hope you enjoy this as much as my family and I do. Add remaining ingredients and whip some more.FromNatureWithLove. vegetable oil or oil blend of your choice .. All items used to make cream should be sterilized. pour into a blender and whip off and on until it cools ( this can take quite a while ). You don’t want it to get so cool that you can’t pour it.. stearic acid . Makes approximately 20 ounces of cream.

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

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

Pour a small amount into the muslin bag. Ingredients: Muslin bags Lavender bud powder Chamomile powder Colloidal oatmeal fine Cornstarch A few drops of jojoba or other oil Instructions: Combine all the ingredients in a blender and thouroughly mix. Mix the mica into the essential oil until it has no clumps. 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. Bottoms Up! Baby Bottom Balm Submitted by Bonnie of Cedar City. Stir the colored lavender oil to the slightly cooled oil/butter mixture and pour into jars or deodorant containers.FromNatureWithLove. soften bag in bath water. Also great for cheeks and drool drenched chins! http://www. UT Great for diaper rash Ingredients: 1 cup calendula oil 1 oz beeswax or hydrogenated jojoba MP 56 1 oz mango butter 8 drops of lavender essential oil 1/4 lavender glimmer mica Instructions: Heat calendula oil.com Page 60 From Nature With Love . beeswax and butter until melted. Apply to baby’s bottom in between diaper changes. When bathing baby.

and keep babies skin soft and healthy. Pour into a 6 oz. Ingredients: 2. Add 1% Tea Tree. with healing & soothing properties. vitamin E 250 IU 6 drops Roman chamomile essential oil Instructions: Mix all of the ingredients together. cobalt bottle.5 oz Virgin Coconut Oil 4.2 oz.5 oz Beeswax 2 Drops Calendula Absolute Instructions: Mix oils. wheat germ oil 0. Use oil after baby’s bath. Then add the Calendula and stir. Lavender and Chamomile essential oils (combined volume). it will absorb in nicely.com . calendula oil 0.3 oz. or for baby massage. MN 100% natural oil for baby. Diaper Ointment Ingredients: 16 oz Sweet Almond Oil 8 oz Shea Butter 8 oz Jojoba Oil 4. pure olive oil 1. From Nature With Love Page 61 http://www.0 oz.5 oz.5 oz. avocado oil 0. butter and beeswax together in double boiler until wax and butter is melted. Pour into jars.Calendula Baby Oil Submitted by Jena of Albert Lea.5 oz. Since it uses 100% natural oils.FromNatureWithLove. jojoba oil 0.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Enjoy the healthy glow and silky feel of your skin!! http://www. Store in the fridge. Add honey and milk powder. and the tea bags and pour the water into it.FromNatureWithLove. 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.com Page 86 From Nature With Love .Then add the witch hazel.and also it is easy to resize the recipe for your own needs.I try to do this mask at least 2 times a week.It is very simple and very effective.Skin Astingent Submitted by Charlean of Hopewell. GA This always gives my face a healthy glow. Ingredients: 1 large ripe strawberry 1 to 3 Tablesoons powdered milk(depending on how juicy the strawberry/strawberries are is) 1/2 -1 tsp honey Instructions: Blend or crush the strawberry.Let it stand until it’s completely cool.pat dry. Mix until it is a paste. Strawberry Hydroxy Mask Submitted by Tracy of Columbus. Rinse with cool water.lemon juice and lavender oil. It may separate so shake before use. Apply to your face and let sit until dry.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bring to trace alternating between whisk and stick blender.2 oz.4 oz. Emu Oil (12%) 3. Jojoba (2%) 1. Add lye/water to crock oils while stirring gently. Glop into mold. 3.Stefanie’s Favorite .FromNatureWithLove. Coconut Oil (20%) 9 oz. 1. Lye (6% excess fat) Fragrance and color optional Instructions: OBSERVE ALL STANDARD SAFETY PROCEDURES.8 oz. Avocado Oil (5%) 2. Cocoa Butter (4%) 2. Weigh lye and water. Sweet Almond Oil (2%) 23 oz. 5. Mix and set aside.2 oz. Castor Oil (6%) 3 oz. Shea Butter (4%) 1.Emu Oil Soap Submitted by Kathy of Fort Lee. 4. Unmold and cut when cool. 6. Cover and cook until done. Add to pre-warmed crock. NJ Ingredients: 16.4 oz. Weigh and melt hard oils in microwave.14 oz. 7.6 oz. Weigh and add liquid oils to crock. From Nature With Love Page 99 http://www.2 oz. Palm Oil (15%) 7. Distilled Water 8.com . 2. Olive Oil (28%) 12 oz.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

While blending (stick blender is best)the oils. SLOWLY add the water phase. you can put cream into a zip bag. close and squish until mixed.1 oz Instructions: Combine and heat oil phase until fully incorporates. This will depend on your preservative. Cool both phases slightly. If using phenonip.Creme de la Cream Submitted by Andrea of Worcester.8 oz Baking Soda 0. When COMPLETELY cool. it becomes VERY thick.com Page 112 From Nature With Love .1 oz Corn Starch 0.3 oz Citric Acid 0. you can add when mixture is still hot. transfer to jars. Heat water phase and dissolve baking soda and cornstarch completely. Keep blending. Check with manufacturer for other preservatives. As cream cools.05 oz Oil Phase Grapeseed Oil 2 oz Manog Butter 0. Also. http://www.1 oz Soy Letchin 0. easily absorbed body cream Ingredients: Water Phase: Distilled Water 12.8 oz Phenonip(or other appropriate preservative) 0. then adding scent and/or color.15 oz Shea Butter 0. MA A thick.15 oz Stearic Acid 0.1 oz E-Wax 0. I scent “as I go” by heating the cream slightly.FromNatureWithLove. add color/scent. Cut corner from bag and “pipe” into containers.

his skin is back to normal.Easy Body Lotion Submitted by Elise of Lake Elsinore. As soon as I see it starting to get red and inflamed. CA Makes about 4 oz. It has been the only remedy that has worked for him.FromNatureWithLove. Use as a daily lubricant on the skin. Shake vigorously before each use. I rub on the oil and it stops it from getting any worse. This has worked WONDERS on my little boy (21 months) who suffers with a bad case of eczema. itchy patches and keeps his VERY dry skin nicely lubricated. jar. Ingredients: 3 tbs glycerin 3 tbs rose or zdravetz hydrosol 1 tbs rice bran oil 1 tbs meadowfoam oil 1 tbs jojoba oil 10 drops Grapefruit seed extract A few drops FD & C Red #33 Lake Instructions: Put all ingredients in a sterilized 4 oz. It stops him from breaking out with the red. Eczema Soother Submitted by Anna-maria of Sarasota. FL Oil Combo for Eczema Sufferers Ingredients: 4 oz jojoba oil 20 drops evening primrose oil 12 drops lavender essential oil 12 drops roman camomile essential oil Instructions: Combine all ingredients.com . From Nature With Love Page 113 http://www. By the next day. His skin will sometimes still get irritated when he comes in contact with an allergen.

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

30 oz. Stearic Acid (may add less for thinner lotion) 3.00 oz.50 oz. Coconut Fragrance Oil I chose these essential oils for their specific medicinal purposes that are great for the skin.50 oz. butters. Rose Water or Floral Water of your choice 32. then cool to about 140 degrees. Sweet Almond Oil 2.70 oz.com . 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. you want to keep blending until mixture is about body temp (around 97 to 98 degrees). Emu Oil 2. Rosewood Essential Oil 0. From Nature With Love Page 115 http://www.FromNatureWithLove.Rich Creamy Butter Lotion Submitted by Staci of Cocoa Beach.50 oz. Calendula Oil 2.50 oz. can also be used as a hand cream when made w/ less water or more stearic acid.50 oz.30 oz.50 oz. Vitamin E 1000 IU 2. Aloe Vera Gel or distilled water Great Patchouli Scent Blend: 1. great for dry. Heat the aloe water and rose water mixture to about 140 degrees as well. Lavender Essential Oil 0. Shea Butter 2.50 oz. Grape Seed Extract (GSE) as a natural preservative 3. also great for reducing stretch marks when made w/ EMU Oil Ingredients: 2.00 oz. (I use a double boiler so you can’t burn it or boil it). Emulsifying Wax (way cool product that binds water to oil and keeps it from seperating!) 0. Pour into jars or pump lotion bottles and continue to shake periodically until the mixture becomes creamy and thick. or sensitive irritated skin.0 oz.50 oz.00 oz. itchy. Vegetable Glycerin 2. Tea Tree Oil 2.00 oz. Patchouli Essential Oil 0.30 oz. Put the oils into a large mixing bowl and start mixing on slow while slowly adding the water mixture until all water is added.30 oz. and waxes on low until everything has melted. FL Thick creamy lotion. Hemp Oil 4. Instructions: Heat the oils. then add EO’s & FO’s and GSE and blend some more at a higher speed. Mango Butter 1. this will prevent any seperation of the oils and water.

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

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

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Package as desired Coffee and Cream Soap Use to aid in the fight against cellulite Ingredients: 8 oz. Lanolin 2 tsp.Melt and Pour Citrus Blast M&P Shampoo Bar Submitted by Jenn of Bechtelsville. 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. Combine soap base and oil/butter mixture and stir constantly until cooled. 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. Coconut Opaque M&P Base 2 tsp. http://www. combine oils.com Page 120 From Nature With Love . Add all the other ingredients and stir well. Add fragrance and color. 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.FromNatureWithLove. Pour into molds and allow to cool. Aloe Vera Gel 3 tsp.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sprinkle in shoes/ sneakers. My husband no longer has stinky feet! http://www.FromNatureWithLove. Massage into nails and area around nails as desired.com Page 162 From Nature With Love .Nail Oil Submitted by Yuliya of New York. Shoe Powder Submitted by Andrea of Worcester. 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. 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. Mix into baking soda and arrowroot powder. dark place.

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

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1 militers = 1/5 teaspoon 5 ml = 1 teaspoon 15 ml = 1 tablespoon 34 ml = 1 fluid oz.5 ounces 500 grams = 1.10 pounds 1 kilogram = 2. to Metric 1/5 teaspoon = 1 milliliter 1 teaspoon = 5 ml 1 tablespoon = 15 ml 1/5 cup = 50 ml 1 cup = 240 ml 2 cups (1 pint) = 470 ml 4 cups (1 quart) = .35 grams or approx. 1 liter = 4.S.06 quarts 1 liter = .S.com . 100 ml = 3. From Nature With Love Page 165 http://www.035 ounce 100 grams = 3. 350 drops 1 teaspoon is about 5 ml/cc 1 gallon of most oils is approximately 7.2 cups 1 liter = 2.Useful Conversions Approximate Equivalents 1 oz = 2 tablespoons or 6 teaspoons or 30 ml/cc or 28.) = 3. 700 drops 1/2 oz = 1 tablespoon or 3 teaspoons or 15ml/cc 14.26 gallon Weight 1 gram = .18 grams or approx. 240 ml = 1 cup 1 liter = 34 fluid oz.205 pounds 1 kilogram = 35 oz.4 fluid oz.8 liters Metric to U.FromNatureWithLove.95 liter 4 quarts (1 gal.775 lbs U.1 pints 1 liter = 1.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Let the mixture sit for a few days so the turpentine can evaporate leaving a pasty wax paint. holding the wick taut and centered. Add candle dye and apply to a candle base with a paint brush. Overdip the candle to protect the paint job. A store bought mold will come with more specific instructions for use. Even an empty milk carton can be used to mold a candle. you can use swift even swipes of a propane torch to melt off some of the surface wax until the objects are visible. Therefore. 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. Painting with Wax Make up a wax paint with 1 part melted paraffin and 3 1/2 parts turpentine. Container candles are the easiest to make as the wax is simply poured into the container in which it will be burned. 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. The wax will shrink a bit as it cools so when you have a thin layer of hardened wax on the surface. a one piece candle mold comes with a hole in the base that allows you to thread the wick through it. If the objects need to be exposed a bit more. ceramic or glass.Check to see if you need to repour if the wax shrinks down. You will know you have the right combination of wax and wick if your candle burns with an evenly liquefied surface without creating a puddle of wax that drowns out the wick. and is made of metal. When your wax is at a temperature of about 150F. thread the wick through and then seal the hole with some modeling clay or putty or tape. Choose a paraffin wax or wax blend with a low melting point and a medium cored wick. Start melting your wax in a double boiler or crock pot. Generally. Let the wax cool a bit and then fill up the rest of the container to about 1/2 inch of the top. Warm your candle containers to reduce wax shrinkage. 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. or 2 piece molds that allow for complex shapes or even disposable molds that can be torn away once the candle has hardened.com Page 178 From Nature With Love . 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. If you are using a homemade mold such as a milk carton. You can use brush techniques or sponging techniques or even stencils. You then use a wick sealer and screw to hold it in place. poured candles can be container candles. candles that were formed in a mold or cast candles. Use a piece of panty hose to buff up the surface once it hardens. You can warm them in some hot water. Trim the wick to 1/2 inch from the surface of the candle. Making Candles Using Molds Candle molds can be simple one piece molds. This will become the top of your candle so make sure to leave excess wick outside of the http://www. Pouring a Container Candle Find a container that has a wide opening. you can make a small hole in the bottom of the carton. Remove from the mold once the candle is cooled sufficiently. The other end of the wick is usually wrapped around a rod or pencil that rests along the upper rim of the mold. You will probably need to repeat this repour a few times until all the wax is hardened. Candles can also be painted with regular acrylic paints. Cut your cored wick to a length 1 inch longer than the height of your jar and tab one end. is not deeper than about 5 inches. Determine how much wax you will need to fill your container/s. You can protect your painting with an overdipped coat. you can color it and add your fragrance.FromNatureWithLove.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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