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

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

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

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

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

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

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FromNatureWithLove. Remove from heat and add fragrance and colorant. Add mica if you are coloring the balm.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. This basic balm can be softened with more oil or hardened with more wax or butter. Pour into deodorant containers.com Page 12 From Nature With Love . http://www. This can be poured into lip balm containers or deodorant containers for use as lotion bars. Add essential oil or fragrance oil. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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flush the area with ordinary vinegar and wash well with soap and water. making the kitchen the ideal work area. If you accidently get lye on your skin. glass or heat resistant (212 degrees F) plastic. it is easiest if you have quick access to a stove and sink.com .the type used for candy making will work best (220 degrees F) Goggles and rubber gloves Safety First Lye is a caustic substance! If you will be keeping your lye in the house or in other accessible areas. Although soap can be made anywhere. This container must be made of stainless steel. 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 . Do not leave the area unattended. It is adviseable to use something flexible so that the soap will come out easily with a little twist. Have adequate space to work on.can be anything from a Rubbermaid(tm) type container to a wooden tray or even a heavy duty cardboard box. (Lye will feel slippery on skin. Wear long sleeves and close fitting clothing. Children and pets should not be allowed in teh work area until all the equipment has been cleaned and put away. Be careful not to inhale the dust when pouring the lye and work in a well ventilated area. It must not be made of aluminum or tin.) Never reuse lye containers for other purposes. Replace cardboard molds when warped to avoid unshapely bars.Cold Process Soap Basic Instructions for Cold Process Soap Equipment you will need A 4-6 cup lye resistant container for mixing lye and water. always add the lye to the water and not the other way around. Keep it away from areas where pets and young children have access. Two thermometers for checking the temperatures of the oils and the lye solution .FromNatureWithLove. Another large heat resistant container or pot (stainless steel. Put on protective eyewear and gloves From Nature With Love Page 25 http://www. Use your imagination and be on the look out for containers that will make nice molds. Wear protective goggles and rubber gloves when working. Do not place pots/bowls near the edge of the counter. Use the exhaust hood when mixing lye or mix outside. When mixing lye with water. Wax paper or a plastic bag to line the molds with to prevent leaks and deterioration of the mold itself. make sure to store it in a proper child proof container and educate all members of the family about the nature of lye.

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

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

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

Melt and cool to 100 degrees.4 ounces Shea Butter 6.Bubble Gum Soap Smells so good you’ll want to eat it!!! Ingredients: 8 oz soft water 3 oz lye 7 oz crisco. When both mixtures reach 95’F it’s time to make soap. Add the mica mixed with the fragrance oil so there are no clumps of mica. From Nature With Love Page 29 http://www. Combine oils and Shea butter in large soap pot and warm over low until various components have melted. Allow soap to cure for at least three weeks before using. Pour in mold and wrap in blanket to keep temp at an even 100 degrees then insert thermometer to keep track. Let cool to 100 degrees. Pour into mold. Eucalyptus Citriodora. When it gets to 80 degrees it’s ready to unmold. put it someplace quiet and wrap to insulate.2 ounces coconut oil 22. unmold and cut as desired.0 ounces water 9. NY A soap that soothes skin problems and keeps the bugs at bay.6 ounces Sodium Hydroxide 14 teaspoons essential oil.equal parts Citronella Java. Combine in large pot and stir briskly until soap traces. Ingredients: 19.FromNatureWithLove. After 24 hours. cut and let rest for 2 weeks to cure. Add the essential oils and stir well.0 ounces palm Oil 6. Geranium and Rosemary essential oils. 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.com . allow to cool. Blend oils together over a double boiler all except the essential/fragrance oil.4 ounces olive Oil 16.4 ounces Neem Oil 23. Instructions: Dissolve lye in water. Camper’s Delight with Neem Oil Submitted by Susan of N Syracuse. Remove from heat to cool. Blend the lye mixture and oils together slowly and stir till it traces.

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

Maybe my stick blender finished the job. Apricot FO.5 oz lye Instructions: Since I was just looking around in the fridge one day when this idea came to me. Hydrogenated Soybean oil (or crisco) 24 oz total oils 1 Tbsp. Mix oils and let cool to 100 degrees (I added 2 Tbsp. Follow basic safety instructions. It has good lather though. NJ Vegetable based soap Ingredients: 2 oz sweet almond oil 4 oz canola oil 8 oz coconut oil 2 oz palm kernel oil 8 oz. Although my carrots were not pureed totally. I cut mine in 18 hours. it is only a small batch. Add 3.Carrot Veggie Bar Submitted by Antoniette of Bloomingdale. then mix with water to total 9oz. GSE). At heavy trace pour in mold and let sit 18-24 hours. since this does make a very hard bar and may be difficult to cut later. From Nature With Love Page 31 http://www.com . beautiful color which has held up (3 weeks so far) and produces a very nice hard bar like the tallow soaps are. there was no trace of chunks or pieces after curing. Chop and boil 1 cup of fresh carrots. Do not let sit longer than 24 hours. Olive oil at trace for superfatting 1 Cup fresh Carrots 3. Let cool to 100 degrees.FromNatureWithLove.5 oz lye. liquid. and I was limited to what I had on hand. At light trace I added 2 Tbsp. Add lye/carrot mixture to oils.

110*.4oz Canola Oil 4.FromNatureWithLove. Stir a couple minutes(or until trace if stirring completely by hand). http://www. Calendula Petals @ Trace Instructions: Blend EO’s and FO (preferably 24 hours in advance) and cover. MI A heady yet invigorating scent Ingredients: 24oz Water 9oz Lye 20oz Coconut Oil 17. Add EO’s and Calendula Petals. stir in liquid oils and bring to 90* .1oz Sweet Almond Oil . Neroli FO 1/2 C.8oz Shea Butter .1oz Aloe Oil 5. Stick blend to trace. Drizzle lye solution into the oils. stirring constantly.8oz Cocoa Butter 1-1/2 tsp. Add lye to water and let cool to 90* .5oz Palm Oil 4.English Countryside Soap Submitted by Michele of Jenison. Pour into mold.3oz Castor Oil 11.110* Melt solid oils. Spearmint EO 1-1/2 tsp.com Page 32 From Nature With Love . Clovebud EO 1-1/2 tsp.

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

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

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

4 oz Grapeseed Oil 2.Good Bar Submitted by Brian of Fairfield. Pour into prepared molds. never let a bunch of granules become caked on the bottom of the container.com Page 36 From Nature With Love . Allow 1 to 2 days to set-up. the pH reading should be between 7.0 oz Coconut Oil 3.4 oz NaOH/Lye 5.FromNatureWithLove. When the bars are cured.0. the lye solution is ready. CA Inexpensive oils can make a luxurious bar of soap Ingredients: Oils: 2. the oils are ready. Temporarily set oils aside.4 oz Palm Oil 2.4 oz Olive Oil 2. Once the temperature has cooled to 100-125 degrees. Once the fats and oils are melted and the temperature is 100-125 degrees. Combine the melted oils and lye solution together. http://www. heat gently. Stir until tracing occurs. Allow to cure. Add the lye slowly and stir constantly. Remove from mold and cut into bars. Combine the lye and the water.4 oz Sunflower Oil Lye/Water: 2.7 oz Water Instructions: Combine oils.5 and 9. Add fragrance.4 oz Sweet Almond Oil 4.

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

Don’t cut off the top. Set aside to cool (c. http://www. Ingredients: OILS: 2.6 oz Coconut oil 2. but have an extra individual mold or two around to catch any extra soap. 100-F). just slice it open so that you can refold it closed to help keep batch warm for first 48 hours. NJ Nourishing & moisturizing. cool (c. Soap should slip out easily. A good mold for this batch is an empty “Parmalat” milk container.com Page 38 From Nature With Love . allowing for possibly one more use of the mold (otherwise just peel it off). Tea Tree Oil for treating acne) Instructions: Pour lye into water. Stir to trace.3 oz NaOH/Lye 11.6 oz Castor oil 2. reinforce sides and bottom of box with packing tape. To help container keep its firm shape. palm-sized rectagular shapes once cut. stir until clear. Use stick blender intermittently with spoon (no more than 1 minute at a time for blender).5 oz.4 oz Olive oil LYE/LIQUID: 4. Will yield nice.Lemon Olive Complexion Bar Submitted by Stephanie of Princeton. Pour lye/water mixture in slow steady stream into the oils.4 oz Lemongrass EO (can add another 0.4 fl oz Water SCENT: 1.6 oz Sweet almond oil 2. 100-F) Heat/melt all oils.FromNatureWithLove. Add scent just before pouring into mold.6 oz Grapeseed oil 21. great for difficult skin conditions. Container should hold most or all of the 2lbs of soap.

9 oz sweet almond oil 19.and 2 ounces of emu oil.0 oz sal butter recipe was superfatted with: 3 ounces of mango butter.9 oz mango Butter 1. 1.2 oz palm oil 1.com . 2 ounces of jojoba oil.FromNatureWithLove.Luxury Bar Submitted by Kia of Provodence.0 oz olive oil 19.2 oz tallow (beef) 1.0 oz coconut oil 1.0 oz castor oil 24.3 ounces lye 34.5 ounces water 2 tsp hydrolized silk amino acids added to water & lye mixture.9 oz jojoba oil 1. RI A luxury body bar Ingredients: 14.0 oz neem oil 24. From Nature With Love Page 39 http://www. Instructions: Follow basic instructions for cold processed soaps.0 oz emu oil 1.

5oz Honey fragrance oil Instructions: Mix water. oilive oil. Stir in the milk. Stir! (If unable to reach trace. place mixture in microwave for one minute and 15 seconds. the harder (longer lasting) your bar of soap will be! Milk Based Soap Submitted by Donna of Greenwich. and beeswax.5oz Almond fragrance oil 0.cream. Wait until lye mixture cools to 90-95degrees F. IN Family favorite! Sweet smelling soap with great lather (does not use Palm oil) Ingredients: 1oz Cocoa Butter 8.6oz Coconut Oil 3.8oz Lye 9. 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. salt. 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. coconut oil. http://www.2oz Olive Oil 19. and lye. add coloring (I like the beeswax color naturally produced. Let soap cure for at least 4-6 weeks. Slowly stir together oils and lye mixture. The longer cure time. Let cool. Stir and stir and stir! Add almond and honey fragrance oils. Heat oils until they reach 100-110 degrees F. Leave in mold for two days.2oz Soybean Oil 4. Remove from mold and allow to age for 3 weeks). Cover mold. so I don’t color this particular batch). Stir and pour into mold.Megan’s Sweet Honey Almond Soap Submitted by Megan of Indianapolis.powdered milk. In two days.com Page 40 From Nature With Love . Pour in mold. (I use a plastic rubbermail drawer organizer. Mix soybean oil.6oz Water 1 tsp Salt 0.FromNatureWithLove. This recipe usually traces within 20 min.) Once you reach light trace. Add essential oil.

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

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

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

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

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

. Chamomile powder and Calendula powder Instructions: Make soap according to basic soaping instructions.2 oz.0 oz Palm Kernel Oil 12. Dried Herbs: 1 oz total: Rose Powder.com Page 50 From Nature With Love .2 oz.FromNatureWithLove.5 oz Water Additives 1.2 oz Shortening (veg) 4. FL Designed specifically to be healthy for maturing skin Ingredients: Oils 1. . I usually make this recipe in a PVC tube mold http://www.6 oz Olive Oil 8. Essential Oil: Rose Bulgarian.6 oz Sweet Almond Oil 0.6 oz Cocoa Butter 9. 1 oz. The EO’s are expensive but more than worth it. Essential Oil: Lavender. Add the dried herbs just before pouring into molds.4 oz total of Essential/Fragrance Oil Essential Oil: Roman Chamomile.5 oz Sodium Hydroxide (NaOH/Lye) 11.Youthful Complexion Submitted by Kim of Winter Haven.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Diaper Ointment Ingredients: 16 oz Sweet Almond Oil 8 oz Shea Butter 8 oz Jojoba Oil 4.Calendula Baby Oil Submitted by Jena of Albert Lea. Lavender and Chamomile essential oils (combined volume).5 oz Beeswax 2 Drops Calendula Absolute Instructions: Mix oils. wheat germ oil 0.2 oz.5 oz. Pour into a 6 oz. calendula oil 0. MN 100% natural oil for baby.3 oz. Add 1% Tea Tree.FromNatureWithLove. Since it uses 100% natural oils. vitamin E 250 IU 6 drops Roman chamomile essential oil Instructions: Mix all of the ingredients together. butter and beeswax together in double boiler until wax and butter is melted. Use oil after baby’s bath. or for baby massage. Ingredients: 2. Then add the Calendula and stir. jojoba oil 0. and keep babies skin soft and healthy.5 oz. From Nature With Love Page 61 http://www.5 oz Virgin Coconut Oil 4. with healing & soothing properties. it will absorb in nicely. cobalt bottle.5 oz.com . pure olive oil 1.0 oz. Pour into jars. avocado oil 0.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Apply to the face and allow it to dry.com Page 76 From Nature With Love . Rinse with warm water. Instructions: Combine ingredients and mix together. I use just 2-3 drops of this on my face.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. Ingredients: 1 part jojoba 1 part avocado oil 1 part peach kernel oil 3 parts rice bran oil Essential oil.FromNatureWithLove. AR This is a simple facial oil that works wonderfully on my combination skin. Balancing Moisturizer Submitted by Stephanie of Conway. I’ve also used it as a body and hair oil. For application. Use this facial once a week for acne prone. http://www. I mixed this in a 1/2 oz cobalt dropper bottle. oily or blemished skin. 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. I added 5 drops of rosewood to the 1/2 oz of oils for its balancing properties.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Oily Skin Toner Submitted by Tiffany of Cartersville. GA Controls oily skin Ingredients: Peppermint or Sage leaves Water Apple Cider Vinegar Instructions: Make an infusion of the peppermint or sage leaves. Use after cleansing. From Nature With Love Page 85 http://www. Leave on until dry or for about 15 minutes. WA Tightens and cleanses face Ingredients: 1 egg yolk 2 T. and mix 1 part infusion to 1 part vinegar. Rose Care Facial 2 tablespoons of pink kaolin or rose clay 1 teaspoon rose hip powder 1 teaspoon rose petal powder 1 tablespoon rice bran powder fine 2 tsp jojoba oil Rose hydrosol (enough to make a thick paste) 5 drops Rose Geranium essential oil Mix dry ingredients and add hydrosol a little at a time until you get a paste. Apply to the skin in a gentle circular motion and leave it to dry for about 10-20 minutes. Wash off with warm water. egg white 1 T.FromNatureWithLove.com . rosewater Instructions: Mix all ingredients together. A light oil such as camelina can be applied afterwards if the skin feels tight. Rosewater Egg Facial Submitted by Kirsten of Shoreline. honey 1 t. Wash off with warm water. Bottle and store in the refrigerator. Apply thin layer to dry face.

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

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

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

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

if desired. cover and let steep at least 30 minutes. Good for hair and skin. Add water to herbs. Shake well before each use to mix the oil with the soap. MO Shea butter recipe for loc care and maintenance Ingredients: 2 Tbsp shea butter 2 Tbsp mango butter 2 Tbsp coconut oil 1 tsp lanolin 1 tsp sweet almond oil 1 tsp jojoba 1 tsp avocado oil 10 drops-ylang-ylang 1/8 tsp vanilla fragrance oil (or fragrance oil of your choice) Instructions: Melt ingredients together. Makes approximately 4 ounces. Add a few squirts of jojoba oil and essential oils.Herbal Shampoo Submitted by Tiffany of Cartersville. pour in container and let cool. Strain herbs and funnel into soap. Shampoo will be very runny. **Note** Feel free to experiment with different herbs and essential oils for this recipe. Pour castile soap into a bottle. so use only a little bit when shampooing. GA A natural shampoo for the hair Ingredients: 3 oz Liquid Castile Soap 1 heaping tbsp Chamomile Flowers 1 heaping tbsp Nettle Leaves 1 heaping tbsp Sage Leaves 1 heaping tbsp Rosemary Leaves Jojoba Oil (for extra conditioning—optional) Few drops each of rosemary and lavender oils 3 cups boiling water Instructions: Mix herbs together in a bowl.com .FromNatureWithLove. Loc Butter Submitted by Lori of Kansas City. From Nature With Love Page 91 http://www. but also very concentrated.

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

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For tallow based soaps. Remember you only need enough liquid to keep the soap moist like fresh soap. essential oils and other ingredients that would otherwise be destroyed by the alkalinity of fresh cold process soap. add some cold water to the bottom pot of the double boiler to reduce the temperature. If the soap is beginning to scorch in the double boiler. a crock pot or an electric oven • A good 3-4 hours of time Use the grater to shred or grate your soap as finely as possible. (If you are using a crock pot or the oven. add some and stir.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. Keep checking to make sure the bottom is not burning. you may not need any but if you want. This stage takes about an hour or more. place the soap into an oven proof pan that has a tight lid (or use foil). 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 can also try using a bit of rose water or other floral waters. Place in into the double boiler or crock pot if you are using one of these.com Page 94 From Nature With Love . use distilled water and if you are rebatching a vegetable based soap use ice cold milk.) After 2-3 checks. Remember that if your soap is very fresh. you can pour in a thin layer of liquid just to keep the bottom from scorching. Once the soap starts to smooth out. you will need to return to it very frequently about every 10 minutes. If you are rebatching a tallow soap. you will need to add a liquid to replace the lost moisture. buttermilk etc). it will melt better if you use milk (cows milk. you can check it every half hour or so.FromNatureWithLove. This process allows you to add delicate additives such as herbs. distilled water will work just fine. stop adding liquid or you’ll wind up with soup. Eventually (somewhere between 1-2 hours). If you are starting with a vegetable based soap. you can still rebatch it but because much of the moisture has been lost. less or none if your soap is very fresh. If you are using a double boiler. Remember to scrape down the sides every time you return to your pot. http://www. 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). goats milk. you know what I mean!). If your soap is older. Give the soap a good stir and then cover the pot and allow it to heat up. The water in the double boiler should be touching the bottom of the top pot and should be maintained at a steadily slow boil. What you will need: • Cold process soap • Liquid (distilled water or cold milk) approximately 9 oz per lb of soap. Stir the soap until it is completely coated with liquid. if the soap is still solid and it looks like it needs more liquid. Rebatching is best done when soap is fresh (5-7 days old). Fresh soap hasn’t lost the water yet and will be soft and easy to work with. Now add the appropriate amount of liquid. • Large hole grater • Double boiler. If you are going to use an electric oven.

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

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

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

Unmold and cut when cool.com .2 oz. 4. Cover and cook until done. Add to pre-warmed crock.14 oz. Glop into mold. Castor Oil (6%) 3 oz. Shea Butter (4%) 1. Distilled Water 8. Weigh lye and water. Coconut Oil (20%) 9 oz. Sweet Almond Oil (2%) 23 oz. Avocado Oil (5%) 2.8 oz. Weigh and add liquid oils to crock.FromNatureWithLove. Lye (6% excess fat) Fragrance and color optional Instructions: OBSERVE ALL STANDARD SAFETY PROCEDURES. Add lye/water to crock oils while stirring gently. Mix and set aside. 3. Olive Oil (28%) 12 oz. 7.Stefanie’s Favorite .4 oz. 2.2 oz.Emu Oil Soap Submitted by Kathy of Fort Lee. Jojoba (2%) 1. Emu Oil (12%) 3. Weigh and melt hard oils in microwave. NJ Ingredients: 16.2 oz. 6.4 oz. Cocoa Butter (4%) 2.6 oz. Palm Oil (15%) 7. 5. Bring to trace alternating between whisk and stick blender. 1. From Nature With Love Page 99 http://www.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

With stick blender in motion slowly add water until well blended. Cool slightly and add GSE. Remove from heat and place in large mixing bowl.com . Add fragrance if desired. cocoa butter and wax in double boiler over medium heat.5 oz Citric Acid 1 tsp GSE 2 oz Vitamin E 5 capsules Instructions: Melt oils. Add glycerin and vitamin E. TN Moisturizing Suntan Lotion Ingredients: Coconut Oil 2 oz Glycerin 4. Add citric acid. 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.FromNatureWithLove. Put in containers.

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

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

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

From Nature With Love Page 115 http://www. Heat the aloe water and rose water mixture to about 140 degrees as well.com . Rose Water or Floral Water of your choice 32. Vegetable Glycerin 2.00 oz.50 oz. Emu Oil 2. Aloe Vera Gel or distilled water Great Patchouli Scent Blend: 1.50 oz.50 oz. Pour into jars or pump lotion bottles and continue to shake periodically until the mixture becomes creamy and thick. Put the oils into a large mixing bowl and start mixing on slow while slowly adding the water mixture until all water is added. then add EO’s & FO’s and GSE and blend some more at a higher speed. Emulsifying Wax (way cool product that binds water to oil and keeps it from seperating!) 0. FL Thick creamy lotion. you want to keep blending until mixture is about body temp (around 97 to 98 degrees).50 oz. Calendula Oil 2. Coconut Fragrance Oil I chose these essential oils for their specific medicinal purposes that are great for the skin. Rosewood Essential Oil 0. Shea Butter 2. Sweet Almond Oil 2.00 oz.FromNatureWithLove. this will prevent any seperation of the oils and water. or sensitive irritated skin. Grape Seed Extract (GSE) as a natural preservative 3. butters. great for dry.50 oz. also great for reducing stretch marks when made w/ EMU Oil Ingredients: 2. itchy.30 oz.30 oz. Patchouli Essential Oil 0. then cool to about 140 degrees.30 oz.Rich Creamy Butter Lotion Submitted by Staci of Cocoa Beach.00 oz. The coconut fragrance oil balances the essential oil blend and tones it down yet still giving the Patchouli the middle note while also toning down the coconut fragrance and leaving it as the base note. can also be used as a hand cream when made w/ less water or more stearic acid.50 oz.70 oz. (I use a double boiler so you can’t burn it or boil it).0 oz. Stearic Acid (may add less for thinner lotion) 3. Lavender Essential Oil 0. Vitamin E 1000 IU 2. Mango Butter 1.00 oz. and waxes on low until everything has melted.50 oz.50 oz. Hemp Oil 4. Tea Tree Oil 2.30 oz. Instructions: Heat the oils.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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. Melt some opaque base and dip the ball into the opaque white base until you have a thin layer of white. 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. 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. put it down and do some major cleaning up! Get some rest and 48 hours later. Do this until you have a good solid layer holding the crystals together. Use one motion to slice through. It might help to warm the knife slightly over a fire but if you make it too hot. start dipping it into the clear base and use you hands to mold and firm the clear soap around the ball. topaz. The soap will cool quickly and most of it will stick to your hands as you work. blue violet. When you’re satisfied with the last layer of your geode.MP Base Geode Ingredients: 1.3" x 5" x 1" slab of violet base 1-3 slabs of coconut opaque base 3 . slice down through the slab slicing off the tiny irregular shaped pieces. Crumble with your hand and chop up into smaller pieces if necessary. You may not need any if the soap is sticky enough. You will be amazed at your geode! http://www. When you have covered the surface with cuts. Keep dipping and molding. cut criss cross cuts 1/8 of an inch deep into the 1" width of the slab. Keep the white layers thin but make the colored layers about 1/8 -3/8 inch thick.com Page 124 From Nature With Love .FromNatureWithLove. bronze). Keep repeating this process until you have about 1 cup of tiny crystal-like pieces of soap. Then color some melted clear base. Mix together some “earthy” micas (gold. Remelt if the base cools too much. you will be ready to take a sharp non-serrated knife to your geode. Just peel the soap off your hands and place it back into the pan of melted soap. Keep working the mica into 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. Dip your geode until you have a good layer of “rock” color. When you have packed a firm ball.5 slabs of coconut clear base Ultramarines and oxides and earthy toned micas (pick “rock” tones for a natural looking geode or just pick your six year olds 5 favorite colors) Oil for dispersing pigments Instructions: Hold the slab of violet base in your hand and with a sharp knife. Then color some of your base with an earthy grayish color to start forming the outer layer.

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

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

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

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

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

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.com Page 132 From Nature With Love .

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

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

Stir and let cool until you can touch the mixture. I recommend using a toothpick or tweezers to place them. This recipe can be used with other scents also. Instructions: Allow bayleaf or oil to remain in gel and age for approx. If it is too hard or soft when it cools on the spoon. 2-3 days. Another good way is to make a batch and fill the containers 2/3 full. put the flowers on top and spoon another batch on top of them. Men’s After Shave Gel Ingredients: 1/2 Cup pure Aloe Vera Gel 1 Tablespoon Water 2 teaspoons 100 proof Vodka 2 teaspoons Witch Hazel 1 bayleaf or 10 drops of essential or fragrance oil.com Page 136 From Nature With Love . Test the consistency by sticking a cold spoon into the mix. NM Heavenly scent of lilac in a solid form with optional decorative flowers Ingredients: 1 part fractionated coconut oil 1 part bees wax or hydrogenated jojoba MP 56 Lilac fragrance oil (it is a good idea to have . Put into squeeze bottle or pump bottle for easier dispensing.5 oz for each ounce of fractionated coconut oil Individual lilac flowers cut from the bunch—if possible go for organic. If desired take lilac flowers and place them into the mix before it hardens over. http://www. but before it starts to harden. 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.FromNatureWithLove. Then add remaining ingredients and mix well. add wax or oil. they look the best when they are barely covered.Lilac Solid Perfume Submitted by Elena of Las Cruces. Stir again and pour into containers. Stir in fragrance oil to desired strength. let it harden.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

com . Either way it will leave your skin clean and soft and give you a subtle fragrence that will enhance your mood. melted 1 oz goats milk glycerin soap melted 1/2 cup liquid castille soap 3/4 cup favroite oil blend or sunflower oil 1-2 tsps. Add salt and stir well to mix completely. Add oils to salts and mix and store.FromNatureWithLove. 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. Before bathing or showering. 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. 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. Mica Instructions: Heat melted glycerin soap and liquid soap until warmed and stir in the mica until well blended. Add oil and fragrance oil and blend thoroughly until emulsified. Enjoy Diane’s Body Polish Submitted by Diane of East Islip. Set into a nice herb bath and soak for 20 minutes. That’s it! I was VERY frustrated by salt scrubs/salt glow recipes that dripped all over and were an oily mess. use ample amount and rub viggorously in circular motion. fragrance oil 1/2 tsp. or rinse off in the shower. then add baking soda and borax and mix again. Ingredients: 1/4 cup sea salt 1/4 cup epsom salts 1/4 cup skin oil (almond and apricot work well) 1 T baking soda 1 T borax 12 drops essential oil ( try 8 drops of geranium and 4 drops of lavender) Instructions: In a canning jar(wide mouth) mix salts well.Cleansing Aromatic Salt Glow Submitted by Kymberli Gayle of Manchester.

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

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

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

FromNatureWithLove. Tint with food color.com . Kicking feet in air like a little kid while drying may refresh sprit at same time. working the oil into the skin and around the cuticles. Then quickly stir in the essential oil and rub into both hands. cover hands with a pair of gloves and leave for 30 minutes. solution will become cloudy.Minty Toes Foot Spray Submitted by Ruth Herron of Philadelphia. Keep in spray bottle. Moisturizing Hand Treatment Oil If winter is doing a number on your hands. spray on feet and let air dry. 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. 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. Refreshing blue or green color adds to the experience. From Nature With Love Page 161 http://www. Add water and witch hazel. For best results.

FromNatureWithLove. Massage into nails and area around nails as desired. MA Shoe Powder Ingredients: 1/4 cup Baking Soda 1/8 cup Arrowroot Powder 1 tbsp Dendritic salt 3 tsp fragrance (Baby Powder works great) Instructions: Mix fragrance with dendritic salt.com Page 162 From Nature With Love . Sprinkle in shoes/ sneakers. 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. My husband no longer has stinky feet! http://www. dark place.Nail Oil Submitted by Yuliya of New York. Mix into baking soda and arrowroot powder.

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

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1 militers = 1/5 teaspoon 5 ml = 1 teaspoon 15 ml = 1 tablespoon 34 ml = 1 fluid oz. 700 drops 1/2 oz = 1 tablespoon or 3 teaspoons or 15ml/cc 14.035 ounce 100 grams = 3. From Nature With Love Page 165 http://www. 1 liter = 4.4 fluid oz.S.95 liter 4 quarts (1 gal.Useful Conversions Approximate Equivalents 1 oz = 2 tablespoons or 6 teaspoons or 30 ml/cc or 28.FromNatureWithLove.S. 350 drops 1 teaspoon is about 5 ml/cc 1 gallon of most oils is approximately 7.205 pounds 1 kilogram = 35 oz.775 lbs U. 240 ml = 1 cup 1 liter = 34 fluid oz.8 liters Metric to U.com .35 grams or approx.10 pounds 1 kilogram = 2.) = 3.26 gallon Weight 1 gram = .18 grams or approx.5 ounces 500 grams = 1. to Metric 1/5 teaspoon = 1 milliliter 1 teaspoon = 5 ml 1 tablespoon = 15 ml 1/5 cup = 50 ml 1 cup = 240 ml 2 cups (1 pint) = 470 ml 4 cups (1 quart) = .2 cups 1 liter = 2. 100 ml = 3.06 quarts 1 liter = .1 pints 1 liter = 1.

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.FromNatureWithLove.com Page 166 From Nature With Love .

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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