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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

not to a boil). Strawberry Cream Submitted by Robert of Hyattsville. Mash and strain the juice through a colander or sieve(if you have a fruit/vegetable juicer. stirring the mixture until all ingredients are well blended.Peach & Berry Gardener’s Hand Cream Submitted by Christina of Grand Marais. In a seperate saucepan. Put into sterilized jars. Continue stirring until the mix forms a thick.FromNatureWithLove. Keep refridgerated. Stirring constantly. Apply each night. Beat briskly until fluffy(an egg whisk or electric mixer will do). This was taken from Janet Reno. http://www. this will be easier). MN Deep moisturizing lotion for dry skin Ingredients: 1/2 C distilled water or hydrosol 1/8 tsp borax powder 1/3 C almond oil or other vegetable oil 1 Tbsp beeswax. white cream and has cooled to room temperature. Pour into bottle or jar and seal. and add strawberry juice very quickly.com Page 18 From Nature With Love . Slowly pour the heated water/borax mixture into the oil/beeswax misture. melt the beeswax and add the almond oil. Stir in fragrance oil. Heat the cocoa butter. MD Ingredients: 1/2 ounce Cocoa Butter 1/2 ounce Lanolin 2 1/2 ounces Apricot Kernel Oil 3/4 ounce Strawberry juice 3 drops of Benzoin Instructions: Thoroughly wash and drain several large. grated 1 tsp liquid lanolin 1 tsp coconut oil 10 drops fragrance oil (5 raspberry 5 peach) Instructions: Combine the water and borax in a heavy saucepan over low heat and stir until the borax has dissolved. coconut oil. or when ever needed. and liquid lanolin. and almond oil in a double boiler(do this slowly. Remove from heat. Remove from heat. fresh strawberries. lanolin.

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

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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.com . While this is heating. it will turn white again.Candles Beer Mug Candles Submitted by Jessica of Ormond Beach. Floater Candles Instructions: You can easily make floater candles by pouring wax into tart tins that have been greased with mold release. 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. spoon it on top of the “beer” in the mug. As the wax cools. get your wick positioned in the mug using a little melted paraffin to hold the wick in place. Pull up on your wick to straighten it. and while it is setting up to be sure it stays straight. The sheets can be rolled in a number of different ways. Do not over heat. The cooler the gel. Pour into 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. THE HEAD: Melt paraffin wax at med low heat. You can take one sheet and simply roll the length of it or divide the sheet in half and roll 2 small candles.FromNatureWithLove. and your whipping will make it frothy. 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. stopping about an inch from the top. Different colored sheets can be combined and rolled to make multicolored candles. 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. FL Gel candles that look just like beer Ingredients: Beer mug Gel Wax Small amount of paraffin wax 7" 51 series zinc wick Candle fragrance oil with flashpoint of 170 degrees or higher Gold candle safe coloring Instructions: THE BEER: Follow the instructions for preparing the gel wax. When it is is thick enough to be spooned out. Once it has melted. Add your color and your scent to the gel wax (I use vanilla)and stir thoroughly. Tug your wick again. Start whipping it up with a fork. the more bubbles you will have. From Nature With Love Page 21 http://www. 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. take off the burner and add fragrance. This forms the beer’s head.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cut into bars place in cool.2 ounces Coconut oil 9. I cut it into 24 bars. I use a 13" square wooden wine box with a lid. dry area for at least 3 weeks.until solids are melted. Allow to sit undisturbed in warm area for 24 hours.4 ounces Olive Oil 12. Pour in large mold.Flax Oil Soap Submitted by Susan of N Syracuse. From Nature With Love Page 33 http://www. When both mixtures have cooled to 95’carefully combine in large pot. This recipe makes 4lbs of soap.FromNatureWithLove. NY An ultra creamy bath bar with skin pampering Flax oil Ingredients: 19.com . Warm oils in large non-reactive pot. turn bars over every few days for even drying.6 ounces Sodium Hydroxide 23 ounces water 10 tsp essential oil Instructions: Dissolve Sodium Hydroxide in water and allow to cool in safe place. Stir to trace. Stir in essential oil.6 ounces Flax Seed oil 22.8 ounces Palm Oil 9.

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

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

Combine the lye and the water. Add fragrance. Allow 1 to 2 days to set-up. Once the temperature has cooled to 100-125 degrees. Allow to cure.4 oz Palm Oil 2.com Page 36 From Nature With Love .4 oz Sweet Almond Oil 4.4 oz Olive Oil 2.4 oz Grapeseed Oil 2.0 oz Coconut Oil 3. Pour into prepared molds. heat gently. Once the fats and oils are melted and the temperature is 100-125 degrees.5 and 9.Good Bar Submitted by Brian of Fairfield.7 oz Water Instructions: Combine oils. When the bars are cured. the oils are ready.4 oz NaOH/Lye 5. Combine the melted oils and lye solution together. Add the lye slowly and stir constantly.FromNatureWithLove. the lye solution is ready. never let a bunch of granules become caked on the bottom of the container. Temporarily set oils aside.0. the pH reading should be between 7. http://www. Stir until tracing occurs. Remove from mold and cut into bars.4 oz Sunflower Oil Lye/Water: 2. CA Inexpensive oils can make a luxurious bar of soap Ingredients: Oils: 2.

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

Lemon Olive Complexion Bar Submitted by Stephanie of Princeton. Pour lye/water mixture in slow steady stream into the oils. cool (c. A good mold for this batch is an empty “Parmalat” milk container. 100-F) Heat/melt all oils. but have an extra individual mold or two around to catch any extra soap.6 oz Sweet almond oil 2.6 oz Coconut oil 2. allowing for possibly one more use of the mold (otherwise just peel it off).5 oz. palm-sized rectagular shapes once cut. Soap should slip out easily. Set aside to cool (c.com Page 38 From Nature With Love . NJ Nourishing & moisturizing. stir until clear. Don’t cut off the top.3 oz NaOH/Lye 11.FromNatureWithLove.4 oz Lemongrass EO (can add another 0. Ingredients: OILS: 2. just slice it open so that you can refold it closed to help keep batch warm for first 48 hours.6 oz Grapeseed oil 21. reinforce sides and bottom of box with packing tape. Stir to trace. Use stick blender intermittently with spoon (no more than 1 minute at a time for blender).6 oz Castor oil 2. Container should hold most or all of the 2lbs of soap. Will yield nice.4 fl oz Water SCENT: 1. Tea Tree Oil for treating acne) Instructions: Pour lye into water. 100-F). great for difficult skin conditions. http://www.4 oz Olive oil LYE/LIQUID: 4. Add scent just before pouring into mold. To help container keep its firm shape.

0 oz coconut oil 1.0 oz sal butter recipe was superfatted with: 3 ounces of mango butter.3 ounces lye 34.9 oz mango Butter 1.Luxury Bar Submitted by Kia of Provodence.FromNatureWithLove. From Nature With Love Page 39 http://www.2 oz tallow (beef) 1.0 oz neem oil 24. Instructions: Follow basic instructions for cold processed soaps.9 oz jojoba oil 1.and 2 ounces of emu oil.0 oz emu oil 1.2 oz palm oil 1.com .0 oz olive oil 19.0 oz castor oil 24. RI A luxury body bar Ingredients: 14. 1.9 oz sweet almond oil 19. 2 ounces of jojoba oil.5 ounces water 2 tsp hydrolized silk amino acids added to water & lye mixture.

add coloring (I like the beeswax color naturally produced. Let soap cure for at least 4-6 weeks.6oz Coconut Oil 3. Stir and pour into mold. Mix soybean oil.FromNatureWithLove. This recipe usually traces within 20 min. oilive oil.Megan’s Sweet Honey Almond Soap Submitted by Megan of Indianapolis.) Once you reach light trace. coconut oil.5oz Honey fragrance oil Instructions: Mix water.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. Slowly stir together oils and lye mixture.2oz Soybean Oil 4.8oz Lye 9.powdered milk.5oz Almond fragrance oil 0. Let cool. Pour in mold. Cover mold. Remove from mold and allow to age for 3 weeks). NY A great 1lb batch to experiment with Ingredients: 1 cup vegetable shortening 1/2 cup melted coconut oil 1/2 cup palm oil 1 cup milk.6oz Water 1 tsp Salt 0. Leave in mold for two days. so I don’t color this particular batch). place mixture in microwave for one minute and 15 seconds.cream. Stir in the milk. The longer cure time. IN Family favorite! Sweet smelling soap with great lather (does not use Palm oil) Ingredients: 1oz Cocoa Butter 8. http://www. Add essential oil. the harder (longer lasting) your bar of soap will be! Milk Based Soap Submitted by Donna of Greenwich. salt.com Page 40 From Nature With Love . and lye. and beeswax. (I use a plastic rubbermail drawer organizer. Stir and stir and stir! Add almond and honey fragrance oils. Heat oils until they reach 100-110 degrees F. In two days. Stir! (If unable to reach trace. Wait until lye mixture cools to 90-95degrees F. release from mold and cut soap into slices (if applicapable).2oz Olive Oil 19.

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

http://www. Ingredients: BUTTERS/OIL: 4. Allow to cure for 3 weeks. Place the bars on something that will allow air to circulate all around (or flip bars every few days). Don’t over-stir beyond trace.0 oz Mango Butter 3. ~ After 48 hours.Nutmeg Butter Soap Submitted by Stephanie of Princeton. Should trace quite quickly.2 oz Nutmeg Butter (1%) SCENT: Nutmeg EO Vanilla EO Instructions: This makes a few. Allow to cool (100° F to 125° F).6 oz Coconut Oil 4. ~ Combine lye and liquid. ~ Pour raw soap into your prepared molds. the soap can be turned out of the mold. Can use stick blender intermittently.0 oz Cocoa Butter 1. butter sampler sets to use. depending on the molds used. ~ Pour lye/liquid solution into melted oils in thin steady stream.FromNatureWithLove. Great way to put the FNWL 4 oz. stir well.2 oz Shea Butter LYE/LIQUID 2.2 oz Sal Butter 3. medium sized elegant gift bars. Set aside and to cool (100° F to 125° F).7 oz Buttermilk (goat’s or whole milk) powder in water SUPERFAT 0.com Page 42 From Nature With Love .4 oz Lye (NaOH) 5. ~ Combine oils and melt. NJ Exceptionally elegant gift soap. Stir until trace. but for no more than one minute at a time — then go back to spoon. Use a decorative but sturdy set of molds to ladel in the raw soap.

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

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

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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Add nutrients and essential oils. Cover with blankets and allow to sit for 24 to 48 hours until it stops generating heat. When hard (up to a week). NJ This soap nourishes the skin in every way possible. Set out to dry and cure for 4-6 weeks.Vitamin Soap Submitted by Kathryn of Verona. Ingredients (by weight): Lye Solution: 3 lbs (48 oz) distilled water 475g Sodium Hydroxide Fats: 2-1/2 lbs (40 oz) Coconut Oil 1-1/2 lbs (24 oz) Palm Oil 1-3/4 lbs (28 oz) Olive Oil. stir to combine and pour into molds. Melt fats and let cool to 80-90 degrees.com . cut and remove from mold. 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. From Nature With Love Page 49 http://www. 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.FromNatureWithLove. Add lye to fats and stir briskly for up to one hour til it “traces”.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Then add the Calendula and stir. Since it uses 100% natural oils. MN 100% natural oil for baby.2 oz. Ingredients: 2. Add 1% Tea Tree. cobalt bottle. butter and beeswax together in double boiler until wax and butter is melted. and keep babies skin soft and healthy. Lavender and Chamomile essential oils (combined volume).com . vitamin E 250 IU 6 drops Roman chamomile essential oil Instructions: Mix all of the ingredients together. Diaper Ointment Ingredients: 16 oz Sweet Almond Oil 8 oz Shea Butter 8 oz Jojoba Oil 4.FromNatureWithLove. or for baby massage. it will absorb in nicely.5 oz.5 oz. wheat germ oil 0. pure olive oil 1.5 oz Beeswax 2 Drops Calendula Absolute Instructions: Mix oils. avocado oil 0. calendula oil 0. From Nature With Love Page 61 http://www. Pour into a 6 oz. Pour into jars.5 oz. Use oil after baby’s bath. with healing & soothing properties.3 oz.Calendula Baby Oil Submitted by Jena of Albert Lea. jojoba oil 0.5 oz Virgin Coconut Oil 4.0 oz.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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For The Face Acne Toner Submitted by Andrea of Worcester.com . MI Ingredients: 1 tbsp green france clay 1 tsp patchouli powder 1 tsp slippery elm powder 1 tsp chamomile powder wetting agent: 5 tsp herbal astringent for dry skin Instructions: Stir all ingredients well to get rid of clumps & apply to face. Also helped clear up a facial rash! Ingredients: 4oz Witch Hazel 20 drops Lavender EO 10 drops Tea Tree EO Instructions: Mix ingredients well in bottle. MA Works great for acne prone skin. From Nature With Love Page 75 http://www. Apply to face with cotton ball after cleansing. 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.FromNatureWithLove. Almond & Honey Face Scrub Ingredients: 1 T ground almonds 1 T colloidal oatmeal (coarse) 1 t honey 1 T buttermilk powder Water Instructions: Use enough water to make a thick paste and massage the face in circular strokes. Leave on for 5 minutes & rinse off with warm water. Shake before each Use.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

5.8 oz.2 oz. Emu Oil (12%) 3. Weigh and add liquid oils to crock. Palm Oil (15%) 7. Castor Oil (6%) 3 oz. From Nature With Love Page 99 http://www. Unmold and cut when cool.14 oz.Stefanie’s Favorite . Cover and cook until done. Glop into mold. 3.4 oz.2 oz. Add lye/water to crock oils while stirring gently. Avocado Oil (5%) 2.com . Coconut Oil (20%) 9 oz.2 oz. 4. Jojoba (2%) 1. 7. NJ Ingredients: 16. Bring to trace alternating between whisk and stick blender. Sweet Almond Oil (2%) 23 oz.Emu Oil Soap Submitted by Kathy of Fort Lee. Distilled Water 8. 6. Cocoa Butter (4%) 2.4 oz. 1. Weigh and melt hard oils in microwave. Lye (6% excess fat) Fragrance and color optional Instructions: OBSERVE ALL STANDARD SAFETY PROCEDURES. Weigh lye and water.6 oz. Mix and set aside. Olive Oil (28%) 12 oz. Add to pre-warmed crock. 2. Shea Butter (4%) 1.FromNatureWithLove.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

it becomes VERY thick. I scent “as I go” by heating the cream slightly.FromNatureWithLove. Keep blending. As cream cools. Also. transfer to jars. close and squish until mixed.15 oz Stearic Acid 0. When COMPLETELY cool. Cut corner from bag and “pipe” into containers.Creme de la Cream Submitted by Andrea of Worcester.15 oz Shea Butter 0. you can put cream into a zip bag. Check with manufacturer for other preservatives. Cool both phases slightly.1 oz Corn Starch 0.8 oz Baking Soda 0.05 oz Oil Phase Grapeseed Oil 2 oz Manog Butter 0. MA A thick. http://www. then adding scent and/or color. If using phenonip.8 oz Phenonip(or other appropriate preservative) 0. you can add when mixture is still hot.1 oz Soy Letchin 0.1 oz E-Wax 0. SLOWLY add the water phase. easily absorbed body cream Ingredients: Water Phase: Distilled Water 12.1 oz Instructions: Combine and heat oil phase until fully incorporates.com Page 112 From Nature With Love .3 oz Citric Acid 0. While blending (stick blender is best)the oils. add color/scent. This will depend on your preservative. Heat water phase and dissolve baking soda and cornstarch completely.

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

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

com .30 oz.50 oz.FromNatureWithLove. 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.0 oz.50 oz. Emulsifying Wax (way cool product that binds water to oil and keeps it from seperating!) 0. Mango Butter 1. Pour into jars or pump lotion bottles and continue to shake periodically until the mixture becomes creamy and thick.70 oz. itchy. can also be used as a hand cream when made w/ less water or more stearic acid. and waxes on low until everything has melted.00 oz. Aloe Vera Gel or distilled water Great Patchouli Scent Blend: 1. great for dry. Shea Butter 2. Coconut Fragrance Oil I chose these essential oils for their specific medicinal purposes that are great for the skin.00 oz. Instructions: Heat the oils. Vegetable Glycerin 2. Hemp Oil 4. or sensitive irritated skin.50 oz. Calendula Oil 2. then cool to about 140 degrees. Heat the aloe water and rose water mixture to about 140 degrees as well.30 oz. FL Thick creamy lotion. Emu Oil 2. Stearic Acid (may add less for thinner lotion) 3. Rosewood Essential Oil 0.00 oz.50 oz. Vitamin E 1000 IU 2. 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. Patchouli Essential Oil 0.30 oz. you want to keep blending until mixture is about body temp (around 97 to 98 degrees).50 oz. Tea Tree Oil 2. Sweet Almond Oil 2.00 oz. this will prevent any seperation of the oils and water. Grape Seed Extract (GSE) as a natural preservative 3.50 oz.30 oz. Lavender Essential Oil 0. (I use a double boiler so you can’t burn it or boil it). Rose Water or Floral Water of your choice 32. also great for reducing stretch marks when made w/ EMU Oil Ingredients: 2. From Nature With Love Page 115 http://www.Rich Creamy Butter Lotion Submitted by Staci of Cocoa Beach. butters.50 oz.50 oz.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

PMS Oil Blend Submitted by Maryam of Lexington. Apply to abdomen as needed. 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.FromNatureWithLove.com Page 132 From Nature With Love . http://www.

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

Hydrating Perfumed Body Spray Submitted by Nancy of Worthington. musky. Add vodka. 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. Can apply to skin like a splash.Citrus Zinger Cologne Submitted by Donna of Woodridge. Shake well. hydrosol of your choice 1/2 teaspoon of essential or fragrance oil Instructions: Combine all in a 4 oz plastic spray bottle. skin softening body spray. lime and rosewood oil. Denise’s Night Out Submitted by Denise of Clinton. or put in an atomizer. spray over skin to retain moisture and add fragrance!! From Nature With Love Page 135 http://www. set aside for one week. Shake to blend. Add bergamot. Shake well. IN Scented. KY Earthy. Ingredients: 1/2 oz glycerine 10 drops of vitamin E 3 oz.FromNatureWithLove. Let mellow a few days.com . with a hint of floral Ingredients: 30 drops of oil of jasmine (absolute diluted in jojoba oil) 12 drops of essential oil of ylang-ylang 12 drops of essential oil of patchouli 1/2 oz vodka Instructions: Mix all oils together. Shake to use.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Useful Conversions Approximate Equivalents 1 oz = 2 tablespoons or 6 teaspoons or 30 ml/cc or 28.2 cups 1 liter = 2.S.1 pints 1 liter = 1. 1 militers = 1/5 teaspoon 5 ml = 1 teaspoon 15 ml = 1 tablespoon 34 ml = 1 fluid oz. 100 ml = 3.06 quarts 1 liter = . 700 drops 1/2 oz = 1 tablespoon or 3 teaspoons or 15ml/cc 14.775 lbs U.035 ounce 100 grams = 3.95 liter 4 quarts (1 gal. 350 drops 1 teaspoon is about 5 ml/cc 1 gallon of most oils is approximately 7.com .S. 1 liter = 4.5 ounces 500 grams = 1.205 pounds 1 kilogram = 35 oz.10 pounds 1 kilogram = 2. From Nature With Love Page 165 http://www.18 grams or approx. 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) = .4 fluid oz.FromNatureWithLove.35 grams or approx.8 liters Metric to U.26 gallon Weight 1 gram = .) = 3. 240 ml = 1 cup 1 liter = 34 fluid oz.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bend the edge of the sheet over the wick and press firmly so the wick is nicely sandwiched between the wax layers. http://www.com Page 180 From Nature With Love . They come in various colors as well as natural. To roll a simple pillar candle. Start rolling the sheet tightly. keeping the bottom edge of your candle even.deepen this wax further by adding more dye or use another color to fill in the candle.FromNatureWithLove. Using a heated knife will help if the wax doesn’t want to stick. Trim the sides to make even sheets. place a length of 36-42 ply flat braid wick or a 1/0 square braid wick 1/8 inch from the narrow edge of a wax sheet (cut your wick at least 1 1/2 inch longer than the height of your candle). Wax sheets can be made of 100% beeswax. Trim the wick to be flush on the bottom and to within 1/2 inch on top. Allow it to cool and carefully peel away the foil paper. They can be embossed with a honeycomb design or be plain flat sheets. 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. melt and color/scent one of the recommended wax blends and pour it evenly onto a foiled flat surface. When you get to the edge. Run the hot blade across the open edge and quickly seal into place. To make your own wax sheets. You can even carve designs onto the surface of the candle to expose the inner color using a hot carving tool. 100% paraffin wax or a blend of the two. press it firmly onto the surface of the candle so it seals. 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. The deeper color on the inside of the candle will create an interesting look. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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