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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

(use rubber gloves it’s really stinky) When it is liquid add essential oils and pour into a 4 oz container and let set. 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. 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. oil and jojoba and crumble camphor gum into the mix. From Nature With Love Page 19 http://www. plastic.Tiger Balm Submitted by Raquel of Bristol.FromNatureWithLove. disposable containers work well. then coconut oil. Blend with a stick blender while adding the remaining oils. Add the Emu. It will be a thin ointment that will relieve tired muscles. Add butters. The small. until cool and put into jars or containers of choice.com . Blend for several minutes. Germal Plus and scent last.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Eucalyptus Citriodora.FromNatureWithLove.4 ounces Shea Butter 6.0 ounces water 9.com .4 ounces olive Oil 16. unmold and cut as desired. Blend the lye mixture and oils together slowly and stir till it traces. When it gets to 80 degrees it’s ready to unmold. Combine in large pot and stir briskly until soap traces. put it someplace quiet and wrap to insulate. Camper’s Delight with Neem Oil Submitted by Susan of N Syracuse.Bubble Gum Soap Smells so good you’ll want to eat it!!! Ingredients: 8 oz soft water 3 oz lye 7 oz crisco. From Nature With Love Page 29 http://www. Add the essential oils and stir well.0 ounces palm Oil 6.6 ounces Sodium Hydroxide 14 teaspoons essential 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.4 ounces Neem Oil 23. Blend oils together over a double boiler all except the essential/fragrance oil. Geranium and Rosemary essential oils. Allow soap to cure for at least three weeks before using. After 24 hours. Add the mica mixed with the fragrance oil so there are no clumps of mica. Pour in mold and wrap in blanket to keep temp at an even 100 degrees then insert thermometer to keep track. When both mixtures reach 95’F it’s time to make soap. Remove from heat to cool. NY A soap that soothes skin problems and keeps the bugs at bay. Ingredients: 19. Pour into mold. Instructions: Dissolve lye in water. allow to cool.equal parts Citronella Java.2 ounces coconut oil 22. Combine oils and Shea butter in large soap pot and warm over low until various components have melted. Let cool to 100 degrees. Melt and cool to 100 degrees. cut and let rest for 2 weeks to cure.

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

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

1oz Aloe Oil 5. Add lye to water and let cool to 90* . Calendula Petals @ Trace Instructions: Blend EO’s and FO (preferably 24 hours in advance) and cover.1oz Sweet Almond Oil .FromNatureWithLove.com Page 32 From Nature With Love . Spearmint EO 1-1/2 tsp.English Countryside Soap Submitted by Michele of Jenison.8oz Cocoa Butter 1-1/2 tsp. Stick blend to trace.5oz Palm Oil 4.110* Melt solid oils.4oz Canola Oil 4. MI A heady yet invigorating scent Ingredients: 24oz Water 9oz Lye 20oz Coconut Oil 17. stir in liquid oils and bring to 90* . Neroli FO 1/2 C. stirring constantly. Add EO’s and Calendula Petals. http://www. Clovebud EO 1-1/2 tsp. Stir a couple minutes(or until trace if stirring completely by hand).8oz Shea Butter . Pour into mold. Drizzle lye solution into the oils.3oz Castor Oil 11.110*.

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

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

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

com Page 36 From Nature With Love . When the bars are cured.4 oz Sweet Almond Oil 4.0. CA Inexpensive oils can make a luxurious bar of soap Ingredients: Oils: 2. Allow to cure.4 oz Olive Oil 2.5 and 9.FromNatureWithLove. http://www. Stir until tracing occurs. heat gently. Add the lye slowly and stir constantly.4 oz Palm Oil 2. Combine the melted oils and lye solution together.4 oz Sunflower Oil Lye/Water: 2.0 oz Coconut Oil 3. Once the fats and oils are melted and the temperature is 100-125 degrees. Temporarily set oils aside. the pH reading should be between 7. Combine the lye and the water. never let a bunch of granules become caked on the bottom of the container. the oils are ready.4 oz Grapeseed Oil 2. Add fragrance. the lye solution is ready. Remove from mold and cut into bars. Allow 1 to 2 days to set-up. Once the temperature has cooled to 100-125 degrees.Good Bar Submitted by Brian of Fairfield.4 oz NaOH/Lye 5. Pour into prepared molds.7 oz Water Instructions: Combine oils.

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

Stir to trace. Soap should slip out easily. Use stick blender intermittently with spoon (no more than 1 minute at a time for blender).3 oz NaOH/Lye 11. NJ Nourishing & moisturizing.Lemon Olive Complexion Bar Submitted by Stephanie of Princeton. allowing for possibly one more use of the mold (otherwise just peel it off).6 oz Sweet almond oil 2.6 oz Grapeseed oil 21.4 fl oz Water SCENT: 1. great for difficult skin conditions. just slice it open so that you can refold it closed to help keep batch warm for first 48 hours. http://www. Will yield nice. palm-sized rectagular shapes once cut. 100-F) Heat/melt all oils. A good mold for this batch is an empty “Parmalat” milk container. Don’t cut off the top.4 oz Lemongrass EO (can add another 0. Add scent just before pouring into mold. stir until clear. Set aside to cool (c. but have an extra individual mold or two around to catch any extra soap. Tea Tree Oil for treating acne) Instructions: Pour lye into water.6 oz Castor oil 2. Pour lye/water mixture in slow steady stream into the oils.5 oz. cool (c. 100-F).6 oz Coconut oil 2. Container should hold most or all of the 2lbs of soap. To help container keep its firm shape. reinforce sides and bottom of box with packing tape. Ingredients: OILS: 2.FromNatureWithLove.com Page 38 From Nature With Love .4 oz Olive oil LYE/LIQUID: 4.

0 oz coconut oil 1.FromNatureWithLove.com .9 oz jojoba oil 1.2 oz tallow (beef) 1.2 oz palm oil 1.0 oz neem oil 24.9 oz mango Butter 1. RI A luxury body bar Ingredients: 14.5 ounces water 2 tsp hydrolized silk amino acids added to water & lye mixture. From Nature With Love Page 39 http://www. 2 ounces of jojoba oil.Luxury Bar Submitted by Kia of Provodence. 1.0 oz olive oil 19.9 oz sweet almond oil 19.and 2 ounces of emu oil.0 oz sal butter recipe was superfatted with: 3 ounces of mango butter.0 oz emu oil 1.3 ounces lye 34. Instructions: Follow basic instructions for cold processed soaps.0 oz castor oil 24.

5oz Almond fragrance oil 0. Wait until lye mixture cools to 90-95degrees F.6oz Coconut Oil 3. salt. place mixture in microwave for one minute and 15 seconds. Remove from mold and allow to age for 3 weeks). oilive oil. add coloring (I like the beeswax color naturally produced. Add essential oil. Stir and pour into mold. and beeswax. release from mold and cut soap into slices (if applicapable). In two days. 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.2oz Soybean Oil 4. and lye.5oz Honey fragrance oil Instructions: Mix water. Leave in mold for two days.Megan’s Sweet Honey Almond Soap Submitted by Megan of Indianapolis.) Once you reach light trace. Let soap cure for at least 4-6 weeks. IN Family favorite! Sweet smelling soap with great lather (does not use Palm oil) Ingredients: 1oz Cocoa Butter 8. Stir and stir and stir! Add almond and honey fragrance oils. Heat oils until they reach 100-110 degrees F. Pour in mold.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. (I use a plastic rubbermail drawer organizer.cream. the harder (longer lasting) your bar of soap will be! Milk Based Soap Submitted by Donna of Greenwich.FromNatureWithLove.com Page 40 From Nature With Love . coconut oil. Stir in the milk.8oz Lye 9.6oz Water 1 tsp Salt 0. Cover mold. Let cool.powdered milk. so I don’t color this particular batch). Mix soybean oil. This recipe usually traces within 20 min. Stir! (If unable to reach trace. http://www. The longer cure time.2oz Olive Oil 19. Slowly stir together oils and lye mixture.

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

Should trace quite quickly.4 oz Lye (NaOH) 5.FromNatureWithLove. ~ Pour lye/liquid solution into melted oils in thin steady stream.2 oz Sal Butter 3. http://www.Nutmeg Butter Soap Submitted by Stephanie of Princeton. butter sampler sets to use.7 oz Buttermilk (goat’s or whole milk) powder in water SUPERFAT 0. Stir until trace. medium sized elegant gift bars.0 oz Mango Butter 3. Set aside and to cool (100° F to 125° F). Great way to put the FNWL 4 oz. NJ Exceptionally elegant gift soap.0 oz Cocoa Butter 1.6 oz Coconut Oil 4. the soap can be turned out of the mold. ~ Pour raw soap into your prepared molds. ~ Combine oils and melt. but for no more than one minute at a time — then go back to spoon. Allow to cure for 3 weeks. Allow to cool (100° F to 125° F). ~ Combine lye and liquid. Don’t over-stir beyond trace. stir well.com Page 42 From Nature With Love . ~ After 48 hours. depending on the molds used. Place the bars on something that will allow air to circulate all around (or flip bars every few days). Use a decorative but sturdy set of molds to ladel in the raw soap.2 oz Nutmeg Butter (1%) SCENT: Nutmeg EO Vanilla EO Instructions: This makes a few.2 oz Shea Butter LYE/LIQUID 2. Ingredients: BUTTERS/OIL: 4. Can use stick blender intermittently.

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

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

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

.com Page 50 From Nature With Love .FromNatureWithLove.6 oz Sweet Almond Oil 0. Chamomile powder and Calendula powder Instructions: Make soap according to basic soaping instructions.2 oz Shortening (veg) 4.6 oz Cocoa Butter 9. . FL Designed specifically to be healthy for maturing skin Ingredients: Oils 1. 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 12.5 oz Sodium Hydroxide (NaOH/Lye) 11. 1 oz. Add the dried herbs just before pouring into molds.2 oz.4 oz total of Essential/Fragrance Oil Essential Oil: Roman Chamomile. Essential Oil: Lavender. Dried Herbs: 1 oz total: Rose Powder.6 oz Olive Oil 8.Youthful Complexion Submitted by Kim of Winter Haven.2 oz.5 oz Water Additives 1. Essential Oil: Rose Bulgarian.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

MN 100% natural oil for baby.5 oz. it will absorb in nicely. Ingredients: 2. pure olive oil 1.5 oz Virgin Coconut Oil 4.5 oz Beeswax 2 Drops Calendula Absolute Instructions: Mix oils. wheat germ oil 0.FromNatureWithLove. cobalt bottle. 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. Pour into jars.2 oz.3 oz. Add 1% Tea Tree. Use oil after baby’s bath.com . Then add the Calendula and stir.5 oz. calendula oil 0.5 oz.Calendula Baby Oil Submitted by Jena of Albert Lea. and keep babies skin soft and healthy.0 oz. avocado oil 0. jojoba oil 0. Since it uses 100% natural oils. or for baby massage. vitamin E 250 IU 6 drops Roman chamomile essential oil Instructions: Mix all of the ingredients together. with healing & soothing properties. Lavender and Chamomile essential oils (combined volume). From Nature With Love Page 61 http://www. Pour into a 6 oz.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Leave on for 5 minutes & rinse off with warm water.FromNatureWithLove. Anti-Wrinkle Clay Mask Submitted by Cindy of Allegan. From Nature With Love Page 75 http://www.For The Face Acne Toner Submitted by Andrea of Worcester. Apply to face with cotton ball after cleansing. MA Works great for acne prone skin. Shake before each Use. 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.com . 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. 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. This helped clear up black heads from our teenagers faces AND helped clear up an itchy rash from our 10 year olds face.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

com Page 96 From Nature With Love .Mango Mint Shampoo Bar Submitted by Spencer of Royal Palm Beach. http://www. coconut oil and water.FromNatureWithLove. leaves and rosemary. FL Soft soap. Mix it well and put into the proper molds. Take off of the heat and mix the peppermint oil. When soap is stringy add the remaining ingredients. Makes about 2 large rectangular bars. with large fluffy suds. Slowly heat this in a double boiler over medium heat until the soap is completely mixed and has a stringy texture. 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. AZ A wonderful morning soap to get you going. Pour into prepared molds or hand mold. all for beautiful silky hair Ingredients: 1 cup grated soap 1/2 cup water 1/4 cup olive oil 1/4 cup castor oil 1 t dried crushed peppermint leaves 15 drops mango fragrance oil Instructions: Melt soap and water in heat resistant glass bowl in a saucepan. Enjoy!! Wake-me-up Soap Submitted by Cori of Chandler.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

close and squish until mixed. add color/scent.15 oz Stearic Acid 0. Heat water phase and dissolve baking soda and cornstarch completely. MA A thick.1 oz Soy Letchin 0. easily absorbed body cream Ingredients: Water Phase: Distilled Water 12.com Page 112 From Nature With Love . http://www.8 oz Baking Soda 0. Cut corner from bag and “pipe” into containers. then adding scent and/or color.Creme de la Cream Submitted by Andrea of Worcester. I scent “as I go” by heating the cream slightly. you can add when mixture is still hot. transfer to jars. Check with manufacturer for other preservatives. SLOWLY add the water phase.15 oz Shea Butter 0.1 oz Instructions: Combine and heat oil phase until fully incorporates. As cream cools.1 oz Corn Starch 0. While blending (stick blender is best)the oils. This will depend on your preservative.05 oz Oil Phase Grapeseed Oil 2 oz Manog Butter 0. you can put cream into a zip bag.3 oz Citric Acid 0.1 oz E-Wax 0. If using phenonip. it becomes VERY thick. Keep blending. When COMPLETELY cool.8 oz Phenonip(or other appropriate preservative) 0.FromNatureWithLove. Cool both phases slightly. Also.

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

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

Instructions: Heat the oils.Rich Creamy Butter Lotion Submitted by Staci of Cocoa Beach.00 oz.30 oz. Sweet Almond Oil 2.30 oz.00 oz.50 oz.50 oz. Rose Water or Floral Water of your choice 32.50 oz.FromNatureWithLove.00 oz. Patchouli Essential Oil 0. Emu Oil 2.com . Heat the aloe water and rose water mixture to about 140 degrees as well. Vegetable Glycerin 2. also great for reducing stretch marks when made w/ EMU Oil Ingredients: 2.50 oz.0 oz. you want to keep blending until mixture is about body temp (around 97 to 98 degrees).50 oz. Stearic Acid (may add less for thinner lotion) 3. Calendula Oil 2. Mango Butter 1. Grape Seed Extract (GSE) as a natural preservative 3.50 oz. then cool to about 140 degrees. great for dry. can also be used as a hand cream when made w/ less water or more stearic acid.50 oz. itchy. Vitamin E 1000 IU 2. The coconut fragrance oil balances the essential oil blend and tones it down yet still giving the Patchouli the middle note while also toning down the coconut fragrance and leaving it as the base note. Put the oils into a large mixing bowl and start mixing on slow while slowly adding the water mixture until all water is added. (I use a double boiler so you can’t burn it or boil it). Hemp Oil 4. From Nature With Love Page 115 http://www. Coconut Fragrance Oil I chose these essential oils for their specific medicinal purposes that are great for the skin. Rosewood Essential Oil 0. Emulsifying Wax (way cool product that binds water to oil and keeps it from seperating!) 0. Aloe Vera Gel or distilled water Great Patchouli Scent Blend: 1. and waxes on low until everything has melted. FL Thick creamy lotion.50 oz. Shea Butter 2.30 oz.00 oz. or sensitive irritated skin.70 oz. this will prevent any seperation of the oils and water. Pour into jars or pump lotion bottles and continue to shake periodically until the mixture becomes creamy and thick. then add EO’s & FO’s and GSE and blend some more at a higher speed. Tea Tree Oil 2. Lavender Essential Oil 0.30 oz. butters.

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

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

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

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

Add essential oils and stir again. Add the milk.French Citrus Bar Submitted by Gail of Loxahatchee. Pour into molds and unmold when hard. The clay and citus powders draw off the oils in your face. and extra oil and stir. FL Super Cleanser for Oily Skin Ingredients: 8 oz M&P (clear or opaque) 1 tsp French Green Clay 1/2 tsp Lemon Peel Powder 1/2 tsp Orange Peel Powder 1 tsp Jojoba Oil 5 drops Tea Tree Essential Oil 5 drops Lemon Essential Oil 2 drops Lemongrass Essential Oil Instructions: Cut up the Melt and pour soap into small chunks and gently melt in the microwave or in a doubleboiler. Makes about 2-3 bars. citrus powders and the jojoba oil and stir thoroughly.FromNatureWithLove. http://www. Pour into molds. Remove from heat and cool slightly before adding the vanilla fragrance oil. honey. vitamin E. Add the clay. you may want to use a light moisturizer afterwards. the essential oils are antibacterial. Milk & Honey Butter Bars Submitted by Shannon of Crab Orchard. If you have only slightly oily skin.com Page 122 From Nature With Love . WV Ingredients: 1 lb opaque melt & pour base 1/2 cup whole or goats milk 1 Tbsp honey 20 drops Vitamin E 250IU 1 Tbsp melted beeswax 1 tsp vanilla fragrance oil 1 tsp or your favorite oil Instructions: Melt beeswax and MP base over a double boiler.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.com Page 132 From Nature With Love .FromNatureWithLove. http://www.

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FromNatureWithLove. http://www. Roll the bottle between your palms gently and allow to settle for a day or two.Perfumes & Colognes Aftershave Submitted by Maryam of Lexington.com Page 134 From Nature With Love . This blend can be further diluted in distilled water and used as a spritzer. Strain and rebottle. Splash on! Alluring Submitted by Kathy of Lansford. Exquisite aroma. Add alcohol (vodka). and allow blend to age for at least 2-3 weeks before use. dried lavender 1 tbsp sage leaves 1 dried bay leaf 1 tsp. VA Ingredients: 1 cup vodka 2 tsp dried yarrow 1 tbsp. Shake periodically to disperse oils. whole cloves Instructions: Mix everything together in a glass jar and store in a dark sry spot for 2-3 weeks. PA All-Natural Alluring Perfume Blend Ingredients: Essential Oils: 7 drops Sandalwood 7 drops Patchouli 3 drops Italian Neroli 1 drop Jasmine Absolute (India) 1 drop Jasmine Absolute (Egypt) Base: 10ml Everclear or high-proof (100+) vodka Instructions: To a 1/2 ounce (15ml) amber glass bottle. add Essential Oils one at a time.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

To use. pimples. Store in a jar.add a small amount of water added to a tsp or so of scrub! http://www. 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.FromNatureWithLove. Massage into the skin using a circular motion and then rinse with warm water. VA This scrub is good for acne. then add oils and stir well.com Page 150 From Nature With Love . 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.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. Happy Skin Scrub Submitted by Maryam of Lexington.

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

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

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

Massage into nails and area around nails as desired. dark place. Sprinkle in shoes/ sneakers. Shoe Powder Submitted by Andrea of Worcester. NY Moisturising anti-fungal oil Ingredients: 10 ml sweet almond oil 5 ml hempseed oil 10 drops vitamin E oil 10 drops tea tree EO 3 drops myrrh EO 5 drops lavender EO Instructions: Mix all the ingredients and store in a cool.FromNatureWithLove. Mix into baking soda and arrowroot powder. MA Shoe Powder Ingredients: 1/4 cup Baking Soda 1/8 cup Arrowroot Powder 1 tbsp Dendritic salt 3 tsp fragrance (Baby Powder works great) Instructions: Mix fragrance with dendritic salt.com Page 162 From Nature With Love . My husband no longer has stinky feet! http://www.Nail Oil Submitted by Yuliya of New York.

of avocado oil 1 tsp.Stretch Mark Oil Submitted by Alisha of Pasadena. CA Ingredients: 3 tbsp.FromNatureWithLove. camelina oil 1 tsp.com . 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. From Nature With Love Page 163 http://www.

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5 ounces 500 grams = 1.95 liter 4 quarts (1 gal.18 grams or approx. 1 liter = 4.35 grams or approx. 240 ml = 1 cup 1 liter = 34 fluid oz. 1 militers = 1/5 teaspoon 5 ml = 1 teaspoon 15 ml = 1 tablespoon 34 ml = 1 fluid oz.FromNatureWithLove.205 pounds 1 kilogram = 35 oz.S.) = 3.1 pints 1 liter = 1. 700 drops 1/2 oz = 1 tablespoon or 3 teaspoons or 15ml/cc 14.10 pounds 1 kilogram = 2. 350 drops 1 teaspoon is about 5 ml/cc 1 gallon of most oils is approximately 7.26 gallon Weight 1 gram = . 100 ml = 3.035 ounce 100 grams = 3. From Nature With Love Page 165 http://www. 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) = .Useful Conversions Approximate Equivalents 1 oz = 2 tablespoons or 6 teaspoons or 30 ml/cc or 28.775 lbs U.2 cups 1 liter = 2.8 liters Metric to U.06 quarts 1 liter = .4 fluid oz.S.com .

FromNatureWithLove.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 .

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

3 oz Monoi de Tahiti. Wrap with a hot towel and allow it to sit for 20 minutes. It will leave your hair soft and manageable. 2 oz shea oil. lotion bars. Once the oil dissolves in the solubilizer. These herbs are used to make a “tea” which is then used to wash the hair. From Nature With Love Page 185 http://www. Using An Anti-Oxidant to Preserve Your Products In the cosmetic industry. mild soap for the hair. an anti oxidant is a preservative that reduces the rate of oxidation of unstable oils.FromNatureWithLove. You may need to add a bit more solubilizer if the oil does not become miscible. Treating hair naturally can be very easy though. Neem powder tea can be used when there are scalp problems such as dandruff or to treat lice. Here are some tips for natural hair care: Cleansing Use a detergent free cleanser . Natural Hair Care Premature hair loss is becoming a big problem these days and yet we continue to treat our hair with very harsh chemicals because there don’t seem to be any immediate health risks. Shake the blend until you get a homogenous solution. Lip balm. Mix with your oils before combining oils with water (if applicable). You can use Polysorbate 20 mixed 1:1 or our fragrance base mixed 1:4 (fragrance:solubilizer). 2 oz emu oil. The delta and gamma tocopherols are better anti oxidants than the alpha tocopherol and these can be found in a high percentage in our T50 vitamin E oil. When ready to use. amla & aritha have been used for centuries in India to gently clean the hair and scalp. 1 oz castor oil. flax. 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. Both are typically used at a rate of . heat the oils in a double boiler and apply to dampened hair and scalp. Oil Treatments Combine the following: 6 oz fractionated coconut oil. you can now add it to a 50/50 (or desired proportion) water/alcohol blend. hemp.5 -2%. and any other product containing oils can benefit from the addition of an anti oxidant.Linen Waters To make a linen spray. start with an essential oil blend or fragrance oil and add a solubilizer. Some trial and error will be necessary as some fragrances may cloud when added to P20 or the fragrance base. Herb such as shikakai. Wash with liquid castille soap (rosemary essential oil can be added to the castille soap). 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. 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. lotions. avocado.Liquid castille is a very good.com . You would want to use an anti oxidant in your skin care products if they contain fragile oils such as sweet almond. 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. creams. 2 oz jojoba.

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

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

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

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

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

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18. 40. 61 canola oil 28. 40. 18. 30. 58 nutmeg 40 sal 16. 53. 26. 16. 30. 61 aloe vera oil 15. 41. 60. 39.Index We are not completely done indexing at this time. 59. 60 calendula powder 48. 59 azuki bean powder 26 B basil 39 beeswax 11. 42. 54 citronella java essential oil 27 clay bentonite 39. 43 sea 51 white kaolin 60 http://www. 56.com Page 192 From Nature With Love . 42. 60 chamomile powder 48. 43. 58. 45 carrot oil 47 carrots 29 carrotseed essential oil 47 castor oil 26. 30. 61 citric acid 15. 56. 46. 18. 44. 43 benzoin gum powder 17 borage oil 47 borax 17. 29. 52 kokum 16. 17. 15. 57 chamomile essential oil 61 chamomile flowers 14. 59. 17.FromNatureWithLove. We’ll continue to work on setting up indexing terms and complete the index in the near future! Thanks for downloading our book! A almond oil 12 aloe vera gel 52. 16. 27. 59 buttermilk 40. 40 shea 15. 61 camelina oil 57. 51. 61 bentonite clay 39. 16. 43 C calendula oil 57. 14. 53 butter 11 cocoa 12. 15. 46. 42. 36. 44. 50. 50. 47 apricot oil 12 avocado oil 12. 12. 38. 44. 40. 53. 22. 37. 37. 18. 45. 16. 56. 18. 18. 60 calendula petals 14. 30. 52. 16. 58. 16. 45. 60. 50 anise essential oil 41 anti bacterial 16 anti fungal 16 apricot kernel oil 17. 47. 28. 35. 37. 52. 57. 48 illipe 12. 58. 47. 15. 26 mango 16. 33. 30. 30. 43.

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