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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Different colored sheets can be combined and rolled to make multicolored candles. This forms the beer’s head. it will turn white again. The cooler the gel. Seal the outer edge of the wax sheet with a hot knife pressing lightly but firmly so that the edge seals onto the candle.com . get your wick positioned in the mug using a little melted paraffin to hold the wick in place. 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. While this is heating. 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.Candles Beer Mug Candles Submitted by Jessica of Ormond Beach. Pull up on your wick to straighten it. and while it is setting up to be sure it stays straight. FL Gel candles that look just like beer Ingredients: Beer mug Gel Wax Small amount of paraffin wax 7" 51 series zinc wick Candle fragrance oil with flashpoint of 170 degrees or higher Gold candle safe coloring Instructions: THE BEER: Follow the instructions for preparing the gel wax. Once it has melted. the more bubbles you will have. Floater Candles Instructions: You can easily make floater candles by pouring wax into tart tins that have been greased with mold release. Make sure you work in a relatively warm but not too hot environment so your sheets don’t break or dent. You can take one sheet and simply roll the length of it or divide the sheet in half and roll 2 small candles. From Nature With Love Page 21 http://www. The sheets can be rolled in a number of different ways. Add your color and your scent to the gel wax (I use vanilla)and stir thoroughly. THE HEAD: Melt paraffin wax at med low heat. Start whipping it up with a fork. take off the burner and add fragrance. As the wax cools. When it is is thick enough to be spooned out. Use with square braid wicks. Honeycomb Sheet Candle Instructions: Rolling honeycomb sheets is the easiest & quickest way to make candles and these candles are a blessing when you are low on inventory for a show or fair. Tug your wick again. and your whipping will make it frothy. Pour into mug. stopping about an inch from the top. Do not over heat. Just pour the wax in and allow it to form a thin layer of hardened wax and then poke a hole through the top so you can push a primed wick into the tart. spoon it on top of the “beer” in the mug.FromNatureWithLove.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Camper’s Delight with Neem Oil Submitted by Susan of N Syracuse. Ingredients: 19. put it someplace quiet and wrap to insulate. cut and let rest for 2 weeks to cure.0 ounces palm Oil 6. Instructions: Dissolve lye in water. Eucalyptus Citriodora.Bubble Gum Soap Smells so good you’ll want to eat it!!! Ingredients: 8 oz soft water 3 oz lye 7 oz crisco. Combine oils and Shea butter in large soap pot and warm over low until various components have melted. Pour in mold and wrap in blanket to keep temp at an even 100 degrees then insert thermometer to keep track. allow to cool. Let cool to 100 degrees.2 ounces coconut oil 22. Blend the lye mixture and oils together slowly and stir till it traces. Allow soap to cure for at least three weeks before using.0 ounces water 9. From Nature With Love Page 29 http://www.4 ounces Neem Oil 23. Blend oils together over a double boiler all except the essential/fragrance oil. 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. unmold and cut as desired.com .4 ounces Shea Butter 6.4 ounces olive Oil 16. NY A soap that soothes skin problems and keeps the bugs at bay. Add the mica mixed with the fragrance oil so there are no clumps of mica. Combine in large pot and stir briskly until soap traces. Add the essential oils and stir well. When both mixtures reach 95’F it’s time to make soap.equal parts Citronella Java.FromNatureWithLove. When it gets to 80 degrees it’s ready to unmold. Geranium and Rosemary essential oils. Melt and cool to 100 degrees. Pour into mold. Remove from heat to cool.6 ounces Sodium Hydroxide 14 teaspoons essential oil. After 24 hours.

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

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

Calendula Petals @ Trace Instructions: Blend EO’s and FO (preferably 24 hours in advance) and cover.110* Melt solid oils. Add EO’s and Calendula Petals.3oz Castor Oil 11.com Page 32 From Nature With Love . Stir a couple minutes(or until trace if stirring completely by hand). MI A heady yet invigorating scent Ingredients: 24oz Water 9oz Lye 20oz Coconut Oil 17.8oz Shea Butter . stirring constantly.8oz Cocoa Butter 1-1/2 tsp. stir in liquid oils and bring to 90* . Neroli FO 1/2 C. Add lye to water and let cool to 90* . Clovebud EO 1-1/2 tsp.English Countryside Soap Submitted by Michele of Jenison. Pour into mold.FromNatureWithLove.1oz Sweet Almond Oil . http://www.5oz Palm Oil 4. Spearmint EO 1-1/2 tsp. Drizzle lye solution into the oils.110*.1oz Aloe Oil 5.4oz Canola Oil 4. Stick blend to trace.

6 ounces Sodium Hydroxide 23 ounces water 10 tsp essential oil Instructions: Dissolve Sodium Hydroxide in water and allow to cool in safe place.6 ounces Flax Seed oil 22.com . This recipe makes 4lbs of soap. Warm oils in large non-reactive pot.4 ounces Olive Oil 12. Allow to sit undisturbed in warm area for 24 hours. Pour in large mold. I cut it into 24 bars. Stir in essential oil. NY An ultra creamy bath bar with skin pampering Flax oil Ingredients: 19.8 ounces Palm Oil 9.until solids are melted. Cut into bars place in cool.Flax Oil Soap Submitted by Susan of N Syracuse.2 ounces Coconut oil 9.FromNatureWithLove. turn bars over every few days for even drying. Stir to trace. I use a 13" square wooden wine box with a lid. When both mixtures have cooled to 95’carefully combine in large pot. From Nature With Love Page 33 http://www. dry area for at least 3 weeks.

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

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

Once the temperature has cooled to 100-125 degrees. Stir until tracing occurs. http://www.5 and 9.4 oz NaOH/Lye 5.7 oz Water Instructions: Combine oils. Combine the lye and the water. When the bars are cured. Remove from mold and cut into bars. Add fragrance.Good Bar Submitted by Brian of Fairfield. never let a bunch of granules become caked on the bottom of the container.0 oz Coconut Oil 3.4 oz Palm Oil 2. CA Inexpensive oils can make a luxurious bar of soap Ingredients: Oils: 2.4 oz Sunflower Oil Lye/Water: 2.com Page 36 From Nature With Love . the lye solution is ready.4 oz Grapeseed Oil 2.FromNatureWithLove. heat gently. Temporarily set oils aside. Pour into prepared molds.0. Allow 1 to 2 days to set-up. the oils are ready.4 oz Olive Oil 2. Combine the melted oils and lye solution together. the pH reading should be between 7. Add the lye slowly and stir constantly. Allow to cure.4 oz Sweet Almond Oil 4. Once the fats and oils are melted and the temperature is 100-125 degrees.

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

Tea Tree Oil for treating acne) Instructions: Pour lye into water.6 oz Coconut oil 2. 100-F). A good mold for this batch is an empty “Parmalat” milk container. Stir to trace. allowing for possibly one more use of the mold (otherwise just peel it off).FromNatureWithLove. palm-sized rectagular shapes once cut. cool (c. Don’t cut off the top. great for difficult skin conditions. stir until clear. Pour lye/water mixture in slow steady stream into the oils.6 oz Sweet almond oil 2. just slice it open so that you can refold it closed to help keep batch warm for first 48 hours. reinforce sides and bottom of box with packing tape.4 oz Olive oil LYE/LIQUID: 4. Container should hold most or all of the 2lbs of soap. 100-F) Heat/melt all oils.6 oz Castor oil 2.4 fl oz Water SCENT: 1.6 oz Grapeseed oil 21. Add scent just before pouring into mold. but have an extra individual mold or two around to catch any extra soap.com Page 38 From Nature With Love .Lemon Olive Complexion Bar Submitted by Stephanie of Princeton. http://www. To help container keep its firm shape. NJ Nourishing & moisturizing. Ingredients: OILS: 2.4 oz Lemongrass EO (can add another 0. Set aside to cool (c. Soap should slip out easily. Will yield nice.3 oz NaOH/Lye 11.5 oz. Use stick blender intermittently with spoon (no more than 1 minute at a time for blender).

9 oz sweet almond oil 19.and 2 ounces of emu oil.0 oz emu oil 1.FromNatureWithLove.3 ounces lye 34. 1.com .0 oz coconut oil 1.9 oz jojoba oil 1.0 oz castor oil 24.0 oz sal butter recipe was superfatted with: 3 ounces of mango butter.2 oz tallow (beef) 1. From Nature With Love Page 39 http://www. RI A luxury body bar Ingredients: 14.9 oz mango Butter 1. 2 ounces of jojoba oil.Luxury Bar Submitted by Kia of Provodence.2 oz palm oil 1.0 oz neem oil 24.0 oz olive oil 19.5 ounces water 2 tsp hydrolized silk amino acids added to water & lye mixture. Instructions: Follow basic instructions for cold processed soaps.

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

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

4 oz Lye (NaOH) 5. Allow to cool (100° F to 125° F). medium sized elegant gift bars. Should trace quite quickly. Don’t over-stir beyond trace. NJ Exceptionally elegant gift soap.2 oz Sal Butter 3. ~ After 48 hours. stir well. http://www.com Page 42 From Nature With Love . butter sampler sets to use.2 oz Nutmeg Butter (1%) SCENT: Nutmeg EO Vanilla EO Instructions: This makes a few. ~ Combine oils and melt. Allow to cure for 3 weeks. but for no more than one minute at a time — then go back to spoon. Place the bars on something that will allow air to circulate all around (or flip bars every few days). ~ Pour raw soap into your prepared molds. the soap can be turned out of the mold. Can use stick blender intermittently. ~ Combine lye and liquid. ~ Pour lye/liquid solution into melted oils in thin steady stream.FromNatureWithLove. Great way to put the FNWL 4 oz. Ingredients: BUTTERS/OIL: 4.6 oz Coconut Oil 4.2 oz Shea Butter LYE/LIQUID 2.0 oz Cocoa Butter 1.Nutmeg Butter Soap Submitted by Stephanie of Princeton. Use a decorative but sturdy set of molds to ladel in the raw soap. Set aside and to cool (100° F to 125° F). Stir until trace.7 oz Buttermilk (goat’s or whole milk) powder in water SUPERFAT 0. depending on the molds used.0 oz Mango Butter 3.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Grade B or pomace (2 lbs less 1/2 cup) 1 oz (2 tbsp) Wheat Germ Oil 1 oz (2 tbsp) Carrot Seed Essential Oil 1 oz (2 tbsp) Carrot Root Oil 1 oz (2 tbsp) Vitamin E Oil 1/2 lb (8 oz) Sweet Almond Oil 1/2 lb (8 oz) Apricot Kernel Oil 1/2 lb (8 oz) Kukui Nut Oil 1/2 lb (8 oz) Jojoba Oil 4 oz Shea Butter 30g Grapefruit Seed Extract Nutrients: 2 oz (4 tbsp) Avocado Oil 2 oz (4 tbsp) Evening Primrose Oil. stir to combine and pour into molds. Borage Oil or Rosa Mosqueta Rosehip seed Oil Scent: 45-50g (about 3 oz) essential oils Instructions: Add lye to water and let cool to 80 degrees. From Nature With Love Page 49 http://www. cut and remove from mold. Add lye to fats and stir briskly for up to one hour til it “traces”. Ingredients (by weight): Lye Solution: 3 lbs (48 oz) distilled water 475g Sodium Hydroxide Fats: 2-1/2 lbs (40 oz) Coconut Oil 1-1/2 lbs (24 oz) Palm Oil 1-3/4 lbs (28 oz) Olive Oil. Cover with blankets and allow to sit for 24 to 48 hours until it stops generating heat. Set out to dry and cure for 4-6 weeks.com . NJ This soap nourishes the skin in every way possible. Add nutrients and essential oils. Melt fats and let cool to 80-90 degrees.Vitamin Soap Submitted by Kathryn of Verona. When hard (up to a week).FromNatureWithLove.

FL Designed specifically to be healthy for maturing skin Ingredients: Oils 1. Essential Oil: Rose Bulgarian. Chamomile powder and Calendula powder Instructions: Make soap according to basic soaping instructions.Youthful Complexion Submitted by Kim of Winter Haven. Essential Oil: Lavender.FromNatureWithLove.2 oz. .6 oz Olive Oil 8.6 oz Sweet Almond Oil 0.2 oz. .4 oz total of Essential/Fragrance Oil Essential Oil: Roman Chamomile.5 oz Water Additives 1.6 oz Cocoa Butter 9.2 oz Shortening (veg) 4. 1 oz.5 oz Sodium Hydroxide (NaOH/Lye) 11. I usually make this recipe in a PVC tube mold http://www. The EO’s are expensive but more than worth it.0 oz Palm Kernel Oil 12.com Page 50 From Nature With Love . Dried Herbs: 1 oz total: Rose Powder. Add the dried herbs just before pouring into molds.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

avocado oil 0.0 oz. Ingredients: 2. Use oil after baby’s bath. Pour into a 6 oz. calendula oil 0. MN 100% natural oil for baby.5 oz.5 oz Virgin Coconut Oil 4. or for baby massage. jojoba oil 0. cobalt bottle. Lavender and Chamomile essential oils (combined volume). Then add the Calendula and stir.2 oz. pure olive oil 1. vitamin E 250 IU 6 drops Roman chamomile essential oil Instructions: Mix all of the ingredients together.FromNatureWithLove.5 oz.3 oz. wheat germ oil 0. Add 1% Tea Tree.Calendula Baby Oil Submitted by Jena of Albert Lea. From Nature With Love Page 61 http://www. and keep babies skin soft and healthy.com . Pour into jars. it will absorb in nicely. butter and beeswax together in double boiler until wax and butter is melted. Diaper Ointment Ingredients: 16 oz Sweet Almond Oil 8 oz Shea Butter 8 oz Jojoba Oil 4.5 oz Beeswax 2 Drops Calendula Absolute Instructions: Mix oils. with healing & soothing properties.5 oz. Since it uses 100% natural oils.

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

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

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

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

almond and comfrey work well. oatmeal. no talc dusting powder Ingredients: 2 cups of arrowroot powder or corn starch 1 cup Rose Clay 1/2 cup powdered rose petals 1 cup baking soda 3 T of silver mica or cosmetic grade glitter (both are wonderful!) 10 drops of rose essential oil Instructions: Mix all together and then “sift” several times through a fine mesh strainer.FromNatureWithLove. Fragrance with oils or dry ingredients. 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. From Nature With Love Page 71 http://www. earthy scents like nutmeg. Because the sunflower seeds are so fragrant. This luxurious bath combines the skin soothing properties of oatmeal with softening milk and corn starch. Put into “shaker” containers and enjoy! Silk Soak Submitted by Annette of Eugene. OR Sunflower seeds. I prefer to use dry fragrances but oils work well too. Add the other ingredients and mix thoroughly. WA A natural. The ground seeds release their natural oils when added to a hot bath.Relaxing Milk Bath Ingredients: 1/2 cup goats milk powder 1/2 cup buttermilk powder 1/4 cup powdered lavender buds 1/8 cup rose petal powder 1/2 cup colloidal oatmeal (fine) Instructions: Mix and use as desired in a hot tubful of water Shimmering Rose Dusting Powder Submitted by Kathleen of Burlington.com .

add to bath under running water. Use all within 3 months. Then relax and enjoy! :) Soothing Milk Bath Softens bath water while adding fragrance and emoillent oil Ingredients: 1 Tbsp goatsmilk powder 2 Cups powdered milk 1 Cup cornstarch 1 Cup colloidal oatmeal fine 1 Cup Epsom salts 1-2 Tbsp dendritic salts (to hold fo/eo) 1 Tsp FO/EO 1 Tsp light fixed oil such as sunflower. swirling with your hand to mix. Store in cool dry place. usually about 1/2 cup. grapeseed. sweet almond or fractionated coconut oil Instructions: In a large bowl combine dendritic salt. To USE: pour or scoop out desired amount (this depends on personal preference and the size of your tub).FromNatureWithLove.Jasmine’s Submitted by Jasmine of Corona.com Page 72 From Nature With Love .Soothing Milk Bath . 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. FO/EO and fixed oil. http://www. Add other ingredients and mix well. Put under running water.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

FromNatureWithLove. Any remaining mixture should be kept in the refrigerator. macadamia nut. cool completely and pour into a clean container. flaxseed or other light vegetable oil 1 T virgin coconut oil 1 t rice bran oil 1/8 t borax 1/2 cup distilled water 1-2 drops neroli or rose essential oil (optional) or 1-2 drops any fragrance oil for scent (optional) Instructions: Mix together the lecithin.Lecithin Moisturizer Submitted by Yohana of Voorhees. You can use the blender. You could heat in the microwave (for 45 seconds on High) or in a water bath. Add essential oil. but because it does contain alcohol it can be drying. In a separate container dissolve borax in the distilled water. vegetable oil.com Page 82 From Nature With Love . approximately 15 minutes. So be sure to muisturize your skin afterward. It is suitable for all skin types. Gently heat the lecithin and oils until the coconut oil melts. Rinse your face thoroughly with warm water and pat dry. Heat the borax-water solution. You can adjust the consistency by adding less or more water. Pour the heated solution into the lecithin and oils. 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. http://www. coconut oil and rice bran oil. Apply to your face and allow to dry. Marie Antoinette Masque Submitted by Yohana of Voorhees. Stir until well mixed. NJ Ingredients: 1 T liquid lecithin 2 T fractionated coconut.

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

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

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

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

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. Pat onto face and let sit 10 min or until dry. Mash them together with a fork until it is a relatively smooth consistancy.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.

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

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

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

Natural Hair Detangler Submitted by Deborah of Hiawatha. Shake before each use. distilled water 1 tsp. aloe vera gel 1-2 drops glycerin 1-2 drops essential oil 15 drops Grapefruit seed Extract Instructions: Combine in a spray bottle. Add the jojoba or virgin coconut oil and the castille to the tea and stir well. Add 10 drops grapefruit seed extract. KS Similar to No More Tangles Ingredients: 8 oz. 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. Natural Herbal Shampoo 4 oz of nettles.FromNatureWithLove. add the essential oils and bottle. http://www.com Page 92 From Nature With Love .

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

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

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

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

4 oz. Cocoa Butter (4%) 2.14 oz. Weigh lye and water. NJ Ingredients: 16. Shea Butter (4%) 1. 5.4 oz. Palm Oil (15%) 7. Sweet Almond Oil (2%) 23 oz. Cover and cook until done.FromNatureWithLove.Stefanie’s Favorite . 7. Bring to trace alternating between whisk and stick blender. Coconut Oil (20%) 9 oz. Jojoba (2%) 1.2 oz. From Nature With Love Page 99 http://www. Lye (6% excess fat) Fragrance and color optional Instructions: OBSERVE ALL STANDARD SAFETY PROCEDURES. Mix and set aside. 6.8 oz. Add to pre-warmed crock. 4.Emu Oil Soap Submitted by Kathy of Fort Lee. Glop into mold. Castor Oil (6%) 3 oz.2 oz. Add lye/water to crock oils while stirring gently. Distilled Water 8. Avocado Oil (5%) 2. Weigh and melt hard oils in microwave.2 oz. 2. Olive Oil (28%) 12 oz.com . Unmold and cut when cool. 3. Weigh and add liquid oils to crock. Emu Oil (12%) 3.6 oz. 1.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Heat water phase and dissolve baking soda and cornstarch completely.15 oz Shea Butter 0.com Page 112 From Nature With Love .1 oz Instructions: Combine and heat oil phase until fully incorporates. Keep blending.15 oz Stearic Acid 0.8 oz Baking Soda 0. http://www. If using phenonip.8 oz Phenonip(or other appropriate preservative) 0. Cut corner from bag and “pipe” into containers. MA A thick.1 oz E-Wax 0. When COMPLETELY cool. Check with manufacturer for other preservatives. Cool both phases slightly. it becomes VERY thick. add color/scent. transfer to jars. SLOWLY add the water phase. then adding scent and/or color. While blending (stick blender is best)the oils. you can put cream into a zip bag. Also. you can add when mixture is still hot. easily absorbed body cream Ingredients: Water Phase: Distilled Water 12.Creme de la Cream Submitted by Andrea of Worcester. I scent “as I go” by heating the cream slightly. As cream cools.05 oz Oil Phase Grapeseed Oil 2 oz Manog Butter 0. This will depend on your preservative.1 oz Corn Starch 0.FromNatureWithLove.1 oz Soy Letchin 0. close and squish until mixed.3 oz Citric Acid 0.

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

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

30 oz. Sweet Almond Oil 2.50 oz. Rose Water or Floral Water of your choice 32.50 oz. Pour into jars or pump lotion bottles and continue to shake periodically until the mixture becomes creamy and thick. this will prevent any seperation of the oils and water. Coconut Fragrance Oil I chose these essential oils for their specific medicinal purposes that are great for the skin. also great for reducing stretch marks when made w/ EMU Oil Ingredients: 2. Emulsifying Wax (way cool product that binds water to oil and keeps it from seperating!) 0. Calendula Oil 2.30 oz. Instructions: Heat the oils.70 oz. Mango Butter 1. itchy. can also be used as a hand cream when made w/ less water or more stearic acid.50 oz. Vitamin E 1000 IU 2.50 oz. (I use a double boiler so you can’t burn it or boil it).FromNatureWithLove. Shea Butter 2.00 oz. Rosewood Essential Oil 0. FL Thick creamy lotion. Grape Seed Extract (GSE) as a natural preservative 3. Hemp Oil 4. and waxes on low until everything has melted. From Nature With Love Page 115 http://www.00 oz.50 oz.Rich Creamy Butter Lotion Submitted by Staci of Cocoa Beach.50 oz. Patchouli Essential Oil 0. Put the oils into a large mixing bowl and start mixing on slow while slowly adding the water mixture until all water is added.com . Stearic Acid (may add less for thinner lotion) 3.00 oz.00 oz. Aloe Vera Gel or distilled water Great Patchouli Scent Blend: 1. Emu Oil 2. Vegetable Glycerin 2. Lavender Essential Oil 0. you want to keep blending until mixture is about body temp (around 97 to 98 degrees).30 oz.0 oz.30 oz. then add EO’s & FO’s and GSE and blend some more at a higher speed. 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. great for dry. Tea Tree Oil 2. butters. or sensitive irritated skin.50 oz. then cool to about 140 degrees.50 oz. Heat the aloe water and rose water mixture to about 140 degrees as well.

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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. Cool it and filter the water. QC For all skin type. let it stay for three minutes. Wash face with mild soap and water. From Nature With Love Page 117 http://www. 2.Masks Beauty’s Secret Submitted by Marc of Oroville. slowly add the rose hydrosol to the desired consistency. Body Clay Submitted by Tracy of Montreal. sweet almond oil into the cooled infusion. CA Skin Re-Vitalizing Mask Ingredients: 1 tsp Rose Clay 1 egg white 1/16th tsp Neem Powder 1/2 tsp oat starch Rose hydrosol Instructions: Mix all of the ingredients except the rose hydrosol. Take a warm bath before using this therapy. put the dry lavender and rose buds in. Apply to face and allow to dry for 15 min. Pat dry. Before use. The neem powder is especially good for acne prone skin. close the lid. Boil water in a stainless steel pot. sour cream. 3. add 3 drops of Orange (or other) Essential Oil to scent it. Put the honey. Put the clay over the body.com .FromNatureWithLove. simmer for 10 mins. blend it well and add the clay slowly until it’s smooth and pasty. When this is mixed thoroughly. take a cool shower to clean the body. When the body feels warm from the clay. and massage it gently.

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

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

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

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

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

Keep repeating this process until you have about 1 cup of tiny crystal-like pieces of soap. Melt some opaque base and dip the ball into the opaque white base until you have a thin layer of white. You will be amazed at your geode! http://www.FromNatureWithLove. start dipping it into the clear base and use you hands to mold and firm the clear soap around the ball. Crumble with your hand and chop up into smaller pieces if necessary. 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. When you have packed a firm ball. Dip your geode until you have a good layer of “rock” color. You may not need any if the soap is sticky enough. Use one motion to slice through. Mix together some “earthy” micas (gold. Keep working the mica into the outer layer. Do this until you have a good solid layer holding the crystals together. Start dipping your ball into the colored base until you have a good solid color. bronze). It might help to warm the knife slightly over a fire but if you make it too hot. Just peel the soap off your hands and place it back into the pan of melted soap. you will be ready to take a sharp non-serrated knife to your geode. cut criss cross cuts 1/8 of an inch deep into the 1" width of the slab. Keep dipping and molding. The soap will cool quickly and most of it will stick to your hands as you work. Then color some melted clear base.3" x 5" x 1" slab of violet base 1-3 slabs of coconut opaque base 3 . blue violet. topaz. Dip your geode in some melted base and start throwing on some micas and you use your fingers to smooth the mica into the soft base. it tends to melt the various colors all over each other so resist the urge to go this route. When you have covered the surface with cuts. Then color some of your base with an earthy grayish color to start forming the outer layer.MP Base Geode Ingredients: 1.5 slabs of coconut clear base Ultramarines and oxides and earthy toned micas (pick “rock” tones for a natural looking geode or just pick your six year olds 5 favorite colors) Oil for dispersing pigments Instructions: Hold the slab of violet base in your hand and with a sharp knife. put it down and do some major cleaning up! Get some rest and 48 hours later. Keep the white layers thin but make the colored layers about 1/8 -3/8 inch thick. Remelt if the base cools too much. 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. When you’re satisfied with the last layer of your geode. slice down through the slab slicing off the tiny irregular shaped pieces.com Page 124 From Nature With Love .

I use a loaf pan. 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.Peppermint Exfoliating Foot Soap Submitted by Susan of Highland. VA Soothing and moisturizing Ingredients: 2lbs of clear or white melt and pour soap 1/8 to 1/4 cup of Honey 3/4 cup of ground oatmeal 1 tsp of vitamin E 1 tablespoon of Vanilla oil 1 tablespoon of Frankincense and Myrhh oil(Fragrance oil or Essential oil) Instructions: Cut the MP into chunks and heat on a double boiler. You want your oatmeal to be suspended in your base. Finish filling the mold the rest of the way. From Nature With Love Page 125 http://www. Pour into molds. stir the skin back into the the base. Carefully sprinkle a generous coating of pumice powder onto the bottom of the mold (I like about 1/4 inch thick). Pour a tiny amount of soap into the bottom of the mold. Add honey and vitamin E. I like this because you can lather up your feet with the “smooth” side. Let it sit and harden for several hours and unmold. 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.com . Slice and let it sit for 24hr and wrap with plastic wrap. When the base starts to thicken slightly add your fragrance and oatmeal. Add peppermint oil and coloring and stir gently to incorporate.FromNatureWithLove. IN A bar of soap to deodorize and exfoliate the feet. Let your base cool approx.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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http://www. Add more essential oil and floral water until the desired scent and consistency is achieved. 2) Once thoroughly melted. 2) Place the almonds and oatmeal into the second bowl. Store in the refigerator. 3) Makes enough for two applications. 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. 1) Cut the aloe leaves in half lengthwise and scoop out the clear gel into a bowl. a dropper of sandalwood oil and two droppers of orange essential oil. Stir in the liquid.Scrubs Almond-Oatmeal Body Scrub Submitted by Elise of Lake Elsinore. 7) Instructions for use: place a small dab in the palm of your hand. 4) Mix thoroughly and then stir in the ground apricot kernel. The ingredients will blend more thoroughly and fragrance will stablilize into a nutty.FromNatureWithLove. add water and rub into a lathery paste. safflower oil moisturizes and apricot kernel exfoliates. 5) Stiring frequently. leaving the skin restored after each use. Typically the scrub is slightly more thin than creamy peanut butter. and a sterilized 8-oz. Apricot Kernel Face and Body Scrub Submitted by Annette of Eugene. the aloe heals. The gentle glycerine soap cleanses. add the aloe vera gel and safflower oil. OR Apricot Kernel Face and Body Scrub Ingredients: 2 oz citrus blend or orange blossom floral water 1.5 oz ground apricot kernel 1 oz melt and pour glycerine soap 1 oz aloe vera gel 1 oz rice bran oil (or other light weight oil suitable for use on the face) Orange and Sandalwood Essential oils Instructions: 1) In a double boiler melt the soap. CA Ingredients: 2 to 3 aloe vera leaves 2 Tbs. 6) Scrape the scrub into glass containers and seal for a day or two. Mix in the honey and essential oils.com Page 146 From Nature With Love . jar. 3) Remove from heat and stir in the floral water. Massage the lather onto face or other areas and rinse with warm water. allow the mixture to cool. woody and vanilla scent. adding a little distilled water as needed to make a thick paste. a stainless steel spoon.

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

Gently. Brown Sugar Scrub Submitted by Brenda of Chatom. Give it a stir each time you use it. To Use: place 1 .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. CA Made with everyday ingredients. Add fragrance/essential oils drop by drop while processing. chamomile.Body/Facial Scrub Submitted by Hope of Ventura. calendula etc. Keeps well. massage into skin and rinse well... Note: I use this on my skin daily and modify as needed. Other additives could be: powdered lemon or orange peel.com Page 148 From Nature With Love . AL Ingredients: 1 cup ‘sugar in the raw’ 2 tlbs honey 2 tlbs rose hydrosol 2 tlbs fractionated coconut oil 1/4 cup epsom salts Fragrance oil of choice to ‘taste’ Instructions: Mix all together.FromNatureWithLove.2 Tbsp of mixture in palm and wet (water/hydrosol/floral water) until paste-like. http://www. powdered lavender buds.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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FromNatureWithLove.10 pounds 1 kilogram = 2.035 ounce 100 grams = 3.com . 1 militers = 1/5 teaspoon 5 ml = 1 teaspoon 15 ml = 1 tablespoon 34 ml = 1 fluid oz.5 ounces 500 grams = 1. 1 liter = 4. 240 ml = 1 cup 1 liter = 34 fluid oz.95 liter 4 quarts (1 gal.1 pints 1 liter = 1.205 pounds 1 kilogram = 35 oz.8 liters Metric to U.18 grams or approx.06 quarts 1 liter = .4 fluid oz. 100 ml = 3. 700 drops 1/2 oz = 1 tablespoon or 3 teaspoons or 15ml/cc 14. to Metric 1/5 teaspoon = 1 milliliter 1 teaspoon = 5 ml 1 tablespoon = 15 ml 1/5 cup = 50 ml 1 cup = 240 ml 2 cups (1 pint) = 470 ml 4 cups (1 quart) = .2 cups 1 liter = 2.S.35 grams or approx.S.Useful Conversions Approximate Equivalents 1 oz = 2 tablespoons or 6 teaspoons or 30 ml/cc or 28. From Nature With Love Page 165 http://www.775 lbs U.) = 3.26 gallon Weight 1 gram = . 350 drops 1 teaspoon is about 5 ml/cc 1 gallon of most oils is approximately 7.

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

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

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

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

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

sizes. even burning candle. Candles have recently become a big part of home decor and this has encouraged the development of new techniques and materials. romantic ambiance and are treasured for their relaxing effect. smoke free. The techniques used in candlemaking are relatively simple however the art of candlemaking cannot be mastered simply by reading about the techniques. without color or fragrance. Votives . colors & fragrances. A candle is basically a block of wax or fat (fuel) wrapped around a wick. Nowadays. can be melted down again and re used. remember it isn’t done until it burns well so keep working at it until you get a good smokeless. 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. From Nature With Love Page 171 http://www. candles can be made with pure beeswax or pure paraffin or a blend of the two. Eventually the development of paraffin revolutionized the candle industry and we were able to achieve long burning. There are also a number of different specialty waxes that are used to give candles longer burning times and special effects.com . inexpensive candles. The wick burns and melts the solid fuel around it. They came in standard sizes and shapes. Tapers .little containers candles used for warming potpourri pots and food trays. plant waxes.irregularly shaped candles that are made by molding or sculpting wax in the shape of various objects/figurines. These are typically used in small spaces like bath rooms for fragrance. What ever doesn’t work. Pillar candles . The earliest forms of fuel were animals fats. As it melts. Candles were meant to be burned so no matter how beautiful your candle comes out. These candles are usually made of soft wax. Now candlemaking is an art form and candles have become decorative works of art that come in an infinite variety of shapes.thick columns of wax that can be made in a variety of geometric shapes. The materials you use will determine the quality of your candles but each candle will require a different combination of materials and techniques. Novelty candles .thick little candles about 2 inches in diameter and about 2-3 inches tall. it â•œwicksâ•• the fuel up through the fibers and then vaporizes the fuel. Only a process of trial and error and good note taking can make you an expert on the subject of candles. Tea lights .Candlemaking Introduction Candles were once used merely as a source of light and were simple and plain.1 inch in diameter and are made to fit in a candle holder.candles that are poured into a vessel of some sort that contains the melted wax as it burns.tall thin candles that are about 1/2 . 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.FromNatureWithLove. tallow and beeswax. Types of Candles Container candles . you will be able to reproduce it. Good note taking will allow you to determine what works and what doesn’t and when you perfect your candle.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

com . toothbrushes.Grapefruit Seed Extract One of the reasons people are moving away from commercial soaps and skin care products is because of the numerous chemicals and preservatives used that have questionable effects on our health. As with all other medications. In the house. you can substitute GSE and you can rest assured that it is safe for you and the environment. It can even be used to disinfect drinking water if necessary. vegetables and meat/fish. It can also be used diluted as a mouthwash. Pretty much anywhere you use commercial disinfectants. filter water first or let sit. Grapefruit seed extract is a natural (extracted from the seeds of grapefruits) citricidal preservative. It will be bitter but clean. It can be used in many ways for household disinfection and can also be used to preserve soaps.2%.05 and 2% of your total ingredients. There’s no need to dilute for use in soaps and toiletries. Add 10 drops GSE to gallon of clear water. 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. multiply the total volume (in ounces) of your batch times . disinfect countertops. Shake and let resettle. keep out of the reach of children. you should thoroughly rinse the area with water. Uses • For a fruit/veggie or meat/fish wash: use 8-15 drops per gallon of water • For laundry: add 10 drops to rinse cycle • For humidifiers: add 4 drops per gallon to the reservoir • For disinfecting toothbrushes: 2 drops in 5 oz. it can be used to wash fruit. gargle or disinfectant for hands. • As a gargle or mouthwash: 3 drops in 5 oz. • Make your own baby wipes: Use 20 drops in 16 oz. toiletries and cosmetics. If contact should occur.02 to get ounces of GSE to use. Add to oils before adding lye when using in soap. utensils. of water • To disinfect drinking water: If possible. 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. How Much to Use Use GSE ar a rate of .05. Usually the amount is too small to measure in ounces so you can multiply that number by 30 to get ml and use an ml syringe to measure your GSE. of water • For soap or lotions: Use between . immediately flush eyes/eye with water for at least 10 minutes and see a physician.FromNatureWithLove. humidifiers. If it comes in contact with the skin (unless you’re using a drop for warts or cysts). Always dilute before using on skin or for personal use. of water. Handling GSE Avoid contact with eyes. laundry. etc. To measure out 2%. You can store your toothbrush for a week in this solution.

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

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

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

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