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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

From Nature With Love Page 17 http://www. Allow to set until solid.com . and nettle 1 part liquid jojoba 1 part avocado oil 6 parts sweet almond oil 1% vitamin E T50 (optional) Instructions: I usually measure by fractions of a cup. but you can make a “part” whatever you desire. and has a wonderful scent from the infused herbs.) Neem Balm Submitted by Kathleen of Burlington. Turn off heat. anti bacterial healing balm. Ingredients: 4 parts beeswax 4 parts olive oil infused w/ equal parts of calendula. Lightly applied. Melt wax in double boiler. stiring to prevent wax from becoming solid.FromNatureWithLove. WA A good all around anti fungal. Add remaining ingredents. about 5 minutes. It can be applied more heavily to heal and sooth dry skin. it is a great all-over balm. AR This balm sinks in quickly.Herbal Healing Balm Submitted by Stephanie of Conway. chamomile. into the little 1/4 or 1/2 oz tins. and more wax or oils can be added to adjust firmness. Pour into wide mouthed jar or tin. 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. comfrey root. (Cosistency can be checked before pouring by dipping a spoon into the mix.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Drizzle lye solution into the oils. stir in liquid oils and bring to 90* .3oz Castor Oil 11.4oz Canola Oil 4. Spearmint EO 1-1/2 tsp.com Page 32 From Nature With Love . Add EO’s and Calendula Petals. Clovebud EO 1-1/2 tsp.English Countryside Soap Submitted by Michele of Jenison. MI A heady yet invigorating scent Ingredients: 24oz Water 9oz Lye 20oz Coconut Oil 17.110*. http://www.110* Melt solid oils.1oz Sweet Almond Oil .8oz Cocoa Butter 1-1/2 tsp. Stir a couple minutes(or until trace if stirring completely by hand). Neroli FO 1/2 C.1oz Aloe Oil 5. Calendula Petals @ Trace Instructions: Blend EO’s and FO (preferably 24 hours in advance) and cover.8oz Shea Butter . stirring constantly. Stick blend to trace.5oz Palm Oil 4.FromNatureWithLove. Pour into mold. Add lye to water and let cool to 90* .

Flax Oil Soap Submitted by Susan of N Syracuse.FromNatureWithLove. When both mixtures have cooled to 95’carefully combine in large pot. NY An ultra creamy bath bar with skin pampering Flax oil Ingredients: 19.until solids are melted. dry area for at least 3 weeks.com .6 ounces Sodium Hydroxide 23 ounces water 10 tsp essential oil Instructions: Dissolve Sodium Hydroxide in water and allow to cool in safe place. turn bars over every few days for even drying. Allow to sit undisturbed in warm area for 24 hours.8 ounces Palm Oil 9. Stir to trace. Warm oils in large non-reactive pot. I use a 13" square wooden wine box with a lid.6 ounces Flax Seed oil 22. From Nature With Love Page 33 http://www.2 ounces Coconut oil 9.4 ounces Olive Oil 12. Pour in large mold. Stir in essential oil. Cut into bars place in cool. This recipe makes 4lbs of soap. I cut it into 24 bars.

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

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

com Page 36 From Nature With Love . Remove from mold and cut into bars. Once the temperature has cooled to 100-125 degrees.4 oz NaOH/Lye 5.0 oz Coconut Oil 3. Once the fats and oils are melted and the temperature is 100-125 degrees.4 oz Olive Oil 2.0.4 oz Sweet Almond Oil 4. Allow 1 to 2 days to set-up. heat gently.4 oz Palm Oil 2. Stir until tracing occurs.Good Bar Submitted by Brian of Fairfield. Add the lye slowly and stir constantly. Combine the melted oils and lye solution together.5 and 9. CA Inexpensive oils can make a luxurious bar of soap Ingredients: Oils: 2. Allow to cure. Combine the lye and the water.FromNatureWithLove. Temporarily set oils aside. never let a bunch of granules become caked on the bottom of the container.4 oz Grapeseed Oil 2. Add fragrance.7 oz Water Instructions: Combine oils. Pour into prepared molds. When the bars are cured. the oils are ready. the lye solution is ready. the pH reading should be between 7. http://www.4 oz Sunflower Oil Lye/Water: 2.

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

3 oz NaOH/Lye 11.4 oz Olive oil LYE/LIQUID: 4. Add scent just before pouring into mold. stir until clear. NJ Nourishing & moisturizing.4 fl oz Water SCENT: 1.6 oz Grapeseed oil 21.6 oz Sweet almond oil 2. but have an extra individual mold or two around to catch any extra soap. 100-F). 100-F) Heat/melt all oils.FromNatureWithLove. A good mold for this batch is an empty “Parmalat” milk container.com Page 38 From Nature With Love .5 oz.6 oz Coconut oil 2. reinforce sides and bottom of box with packing tape. Use stick blender intermittently with spoon (no more than 1 minute at a time for blender).Lemon Olive Complexion Bar Submitted by Stephanie of Princeton. great for difficult skin conditions. Tea Tree Oil for treating acne) Instructions: Pour lye into water.6 oz Castor oil 2. Don’t cut off the top. palm-sized rectagular shapes once cut. Container should hold most or all of the 2lbs of soap. just slice it open so that you can refold it closed to help keep batch warm for first 48 hours. Ingredients: OILS: 2. Pour lye/water mixture in slow steady stream into the oils. allowing for possibly one more use of the mold (otherwise just peel it off). cool (c. To help container keep its firm shape. Stir to trace. http://www. Soap should slip out easily. Will yield nice.4 oz Lemongrass EO (can add another 0. Set aside to cool (c.

Instructions: Follow basic instructions for cold processed soaps.5 ounces water 2 tsp hydrolized silk amino acids added to water & lye mixture.0 oz coconut oil 1.9 oz sweet almond oil 19.9 oz jojoba oil 1.0 oz olive oil 19.2 oz tallow (beef) 1.3 ounces lye 34.9 oz mango Butter 1.com .0 oz emu oil 1. RI A luxury body bar Ingredients: 14. From Nature With Love Page 39 http://www.and 2 ounces of emu oil.0 oz neem oil 24.2 oz palm oil 1. 1.FromNatureWithLove. 2 ounces of jojoba oil.Luxury Bar Submitted by Kia of Provodence.0 oz sal butter recipe was superfatted with: 3 ounces of mango butter.0 oz castor oil 24.

coconut oil. 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. oilive oil.2oz Soybean Oil 4. IN Family favorite! Sweet smelling soap with great lather (does not use Palm oil) Ingredients: 1oz Cocoa Butter 8.powdered milk. the harder (longer lasting) your bar of soap will be! Milk Based Soap Submitted by Donna of Greenwich. Slowly stir together oils and lye mixture. Leave in mold for two days.5oz Almond fragrance oil 0. Heat oils until they reach 100-110 degrees F. release from mold and cut soap into slices (if applicapable).6oz Water 1 tsp Salt 0. Stir! (If unable to reach trace. Let soap cure for at least 4-6 weeks. salt.5oz Honey fragrance oil Instructions: Mix water.) Once you reach light trace. Cover mold. so I don’t color this particular batch). http://www. This recipe usually traces within 20 min. and beeswax.FromNatureWithLove. and lye. Wait until lye mixture cools to 90-95degrees F.Megan’s Sweet Honey Almond Soap Submitted by Megan of Indianapolis.com Page 40 From Nature With Love .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.6oz Coconut Oil 3.8oz Lye 9. (I use a plastic rubbermail drawer organizer. Mix soybean oil. Pour in mold. Add essential oil. Remove from mold and allow to age for 3 weeks). add coloring (I like the beeswax color naturally produced.2oz Olive Oil 19. In two days. The longer cure time. Stir in the milk. Stir and stir and stir! Add almond and honey fragrance oils. Stir and pour into mold.cream. place mixture in microwave for one minute and 15 seconds. Let cool.

This has a powerful odor while making. clays and herbs used) I can’t seem to keep enough of this on hand! From Nature With Love Page 41 http://www.Neem Oil Soap Submitted by Kathleen of Burlington. cool to 100 degrees. then stir in essential oils. 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. fresh smelling bar. but cures out to be a very pleasant. This recipe will make one dozen 5 oz (plus) bars. WA A Very Healing Treatment Soap Ingredients: 18 oz canola oil 18 oz olive oil 5 oz virgin coconut oil 4 oz palm 4 oz neem oil 2 oz sesame (to be reserved to mix with herbs & clay) 12 oz of liquid (I use distilled water made into an herb tea infused with: marshmellow root.FromNatureWithLove. Add herbs and clay mixed with the two oz of sesame oil and blend well. (see info on the benefits of Neem. (about 110 degrees) stir to a light trace.com . add to warmed oils.

~ Pour raw soap into your prepared molds.FromNatureWithLove. Use a decorative but sturdy set of molds to ladel in the raw soap.4 oz Lye (NaOH) 5. Set aside and to cool (100° F to 125° F).Nutmeg Butter Soap Submitted by Stephanie of Princeton. Stir until trace. Place the bars on something that will allow air to circulate all around (or flip bars every few days).0 oz Cocoa Butter 1.2 oz Sal Butter 3.com Page 42 From Nature With Love . Don’t over-stir beyond trace. ~ Combine oils and melt. medium sized elegant gift bars. ~ After 48 hours. the soap can be turned out of the mold. ~ Combine lye and liquid. http://www. NJ Exceptionally elegant gift soap.0 oz Mango Butter 3. Allow to cool (100° F to 125° F). but for no more than one minute at a time — then go back to spoon.2 oz Shea Butter LYE/LIQUID 2. ~ Pour lye/liquid solution into melted oils in thin steady stream. Ingredients: BUTTERS/OIL: 4. Can use stick blender intermittently. stir well. Should trace quite quickly. depending on the molds used.2 oz Nutmeg Butter (1%) SCENT: Nutmeg EO Vanilla EO Instructions: This makes a few. butter sampler sets to use. Great way to put the FNWL 4 oz.7 oz Buttermilk (goat’s or whole milk) powder in water SUPERFAT 0. Allow to cure for 3 weeks.6 oz Coconut Oil 4.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Essential Oil: Rose Bulgarian.6 oz Olive Oil 8.com Page 50 From Nature With Love . Add the dried herbs just before pouring into molds.2 oz Shortening (veg) 4. Chamomile powder and Calendula powder Instructions: Make soap according to basic soaping instructions. FL Designed specifically to be healthy for maturing skin Ingredients: Oils 1.4 oz total of Essential/Fragrance Oil Essential Oil: Roman Chamomile. . Essential Oil: Lavender.6 oz Sweet Almond Oil 0. I usually make this recipe in a PVC tube mold http://www. The EO’s are expensive but more than worth it.5 oz Water Additives 1. 1 oz.FromNatureWithLove. Dried Herbs: 1 oz total: Rose Powder.0 oz Palm Kernel Oil 12.2 oz.2 oz.Youthful Complexion Submitted by Kim of Winter Haven.6 oz Cocoa Butter 9.5 oz Sodium Hydroxide (NaOH/Lye) 11. .

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Add 1% Tea Tree. jojoba oil 0.2 oz. or for baby massage. cobalt bottle.5 oz. From Nature With Love Page 61 http://www.0 oz. vitamin E 250 IU 6 drops Roman chamomile essential oil Instructions: Mix all of the ingredients together. Ingredients: 2.3 oz. avocado oil 0. MN 100% natural oil for baby. butter and beeswax together in double boiler until wax and butter is melted. Lavender and Chamomile essential oils (combined volume). Use oil after baby’s bath. Pour into a 6 oz. Then add the Calendula and stir. Diaper Ointment Ingredients: 16 oz Sweet Almond Oil 8 oz Shea Butter 8 oz Jojoba Oil 4. calendula oil 0. it will absorb in nicely. pure olive oil 1.com .5 oz.FromNatureWithLove. and keep babies skin soft and healthy. with healing & soothing properties. Pour into jars.5 oz Virgin Coconut Oil 4. wheat germ oil 0.Calendula Baby Oil Submitted by Jena of Albert Lea. Since it uses 100% natural oils.5 oz.5 oz Beeswax 2 Drops Calendula Absolute Instructions: Mix oils.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

com Page 86 From Nature With Love . and the tea bags and pour the water into it.I try to do this mask at least 2 times a week. GA This always gives my face a healthy glow. Mix until it is a paste.It is very simple and very effective.Skin Astingent Submitted by Charlean of Hopewell. It may separate so shake before use.Then add the witch hazel. Add honey and milk powder.FromNatureWithLove.and also it is easy to resize the recipe for your own needs. VA Removes dirt Ingredients: 2 bags of green tea 1 tablespoon rosemary 16 oz boiling water 1/2 cup witch hazel 5 drops lavender essential oil juice from a half of lemon Instructions: Place rosemary into a strainer or muslin bag and place it into a glass container. Store in the fridge.pat dry.lemon juice and lavender oil.Let it stand until it’s completely cool. Rinse with cool water. Ingredients: 1 large ripe strawberry 1 to 3 Tablesoons powdered milk(depending on how juicy the strawberry/strawberries are is) 1/2 -1 tsp honey Instructions: Blend or crush the strawberry. Enjoy the healthy glow and silky feel of your skin!! http://www. Apply to your face and let sit until dry. Strawberry Hydroxy Mask Submitted by Tracy of Columbus.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

5. Glop into mold.2 oz. 7. Palm Oil (15%) 7. Castor Oil (6%) 3 oz. Jojoba (2%) 1. Weigh lye and water. Unmold and cut when cool.com . 6.2 oz. Shea Butter (4%) 1.Stefanie’s Favorite . 2.FromNatureWithLove. Weigh and melt hard oils in microwave. Olive Oil (28%) 12 oz.Emu Oil Soap Submitted by Kathy of Fort Lee. Cocoa Butter (4%) 2.4 oz. Bring to trace alternating between whisk and stick blender.6 oz. Avocado Oil (5%) 2. Emu Oil (12%) 3. Mix and set aside.8 oz. Add lye/water to crock oils while stirring gently. Sweet Almond Oil (2%) 23 oz. From Nature With Love Page 99 http://www. Distilled Water 8. 1. Lye (6% excess fat) Fragrance and color optional Instructions: OBSERVE ALL STANDARD SAFETY PROCEDURES. Add to pre-warmed crock. Coconut Oil (20%) 9 oz.2 oz. 4. Cover and cook until done.14 oz. 3. NJ Ingredients: 16. Weigh and add liquid oils to crock.4 oz.

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

flavor oil and vitamin E oil. Let it cool for about 5 mins. Stir in the bubble gum flavored oil and mica. Place jar in pan of boiling water over medium heat. Mix well and pour into containers. Stir occasionally and heat until all are melted. http://www.com Page 102 From Nature With Love . Give it more more quick stir and pour into lip gloss pots. cocoa butter and beeswax into a glass jar. Remove from heat and add honey. OH Ingredients: 6 tsp jojoba oil 1 tsp aloe vera oil 3 tsp white beeswax 10 drops Bubble gum Flavor Oil 1/4 tsp red gold two tone mica Instructions: In a glass measuring cup melt beeswax in the microwave. Cocoa Vanilla Lip Gloss Submitted by Sue Ellen of Mesa. add the oils (you may need to put in back in the microwave for a few seconds more). Makes approx 12-13 1/4 oz containers.FromNatureWithLove. AZ Heavenly smelling and sweet tasting treat for your lips Ingredients: 16 teaspoons sweet almond or peach kernel oil 4 teaspoons beeswax 4 teaspoons cocoa butter 4 teaspoons honey 24 drops vanilla flavor oil 1 teaspoon vitamin E 250 IU Instructions: Put oil.Bubble Gum Lip Gloss Submitted by Annmarie of Columbus.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

then adding scent and/or color. you can put cream into a zip bag. Cool both phases slightly.com Page 112 From Nature With Love .3 oz Citric Acid 0. Also.1 oz E-Wax 0.15 oz Shea Butter 0. http://www.1 oz Corn Starch 0.05 oz Oil Phase Grapeseed Oil 2 oz Manog Butter 0. Keep blending. easily absorbed body cream Ingredients: Water Phase: Distilled Water 12.8 oz Baking Soda 0. As cream cools. SLOWLY add the water phase.1 oz Soy Letchin 0. it becomes VERY thick.FromNatureWithLove.15 oz Stearic Acid 0. add color/scent. When COMPLETELY cool. MA A thick.8 oz Phenonip(or other appropriate preservative) 0. transfer to jars. I scent “as I go” by heating the cream slightly. Check with manufacturer for other preservatives. While blending (stick blender is best)the oils. close and squish until mixed. Cut corner from bag and “pipe” into containers. This will depend on your preservative. If using phenonip.1 oz Instructions: Combine and heat oil phase until fully incorporates.Creme de la Cream Submitted by Andrea of Worcester. Heat water phase and dissolve baking soda and cornstarch completely. you can add when mixture is still hot.

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

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

and waxes on low until everything has melted. or sensitive irritated skin. 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. Calendula Oil 2. can also be used as a hand cream when made w/ less water or more stearic acid.50 oz.30 oz. itchy.30 oz.00 oz. then add EO’s & FO’s and GSE and blend some more at a higher speed.30 oz. Lavender Essential Oil 0.30 oz.00 oz. Stearic Acid (may add less for thinner lotion) 3. Vegetable Glycerin 2. From Nature With Love Page 115 http://www. Aloe Vera Gel or distilled water Great Patchouli Scent Blend: 1. Heat the aloe water and rose water mixture to about 140 degrees as well.50 oz. Put the oils into a large mixing bowl and start mixing on slow while slowly adding the water mixture until all water is added. Rose Water or Floral Water of your choice 32.Rich Creamy Butter Lotion Submitted by Staci of Cocoa Beach.50 oz.00 oz.50 oz. Grape Seed Extract (GSE) as a natural preservative 3. Vitamin E 1000 IU 2. Sweet Almond Oil 2.50 oz.com . Emu Oil 2. FL Thick creamy lotion. then cool to about 140 degrees. Instructions: Heat the oils. Shea Butter 2. also great for reducing stretch marks when made w/ EMU Oil Ingredients: 2. Rosewood Essential Oil 0.50 oz.70 oz. Mango Butter 1. Pour into jars or pump lotion bottles and continue to shake periodically until the mixture becomes creamy and thick. Coconut Fragrance Oil I chose these essential oils for their specific medicinal purposes that are great for the skin. Tea Tree Oil 2. Patchouli Essential Oil 0.0 oz. great for dry.50 oz.00 oz. this will prevent any seperation of the oils and water. butters. Emulsifying Wax (way cool product that binds water to oil and keeps it from seperating!) 0. you want to keep blending until mixture is about body temp (around 97 to 98 degrees). Hemp Oil 4. (I use a double boiler so you can’t burn it or boil it).FromNatureWithLove.50 oz.

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

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

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FromNatureWithLove. Pour into molds and let it sit for 3 hours Put molds in freezer for 5 minutes and pop them out. Coffee Grounds 2 tsp. 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. Heavy Whipping Cream 10 Drops Coffee Fragrance Oil 10 Drops Vanilla Fragrance Oil Instructions: Melt the soap base in a double boiler. Pour into molds and allow to cool. Lanolin 2 tsp. Combine soap base and oil/butter mixture and stir constantly until cooled.Melt and Pour Citrus Blast M&P Shampoo Bar Submitted by Jenn of Bechtelsville. Add fragrance and color. beeswax and butters and melt separate from soap base. http://www. Add all the other ingredients and stir well. Aloe Vera Gel 3 tsp. 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.

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

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

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

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

I like this because you can lather up your feet with the “smooth” side. 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. Pour into molds. stir the skin back into the the base. I use a loaf pan. When the base starts to thicken slightly add your fragrance and oatmeal. then use the pumice side to get the dead skin off! :) Vanilla Honey Oatmeal Submitted by Tima of Richmond.com . Carefully sprinkle a generous coating of pumice powder onto the bottom of the mold (I like about 1/4 inch thick). Finish filling the mold the rest of the way. From Nature With Love Page 125 http://www. You want your oatmeal to be suspended in your base. 5-10 min or until it starts to form a skin on top. Slice and let it sit for 24hr and wrap with plastic wrap.FromNatureWithLove. Add honey and vitamin E. IN A bar of soap to deodorize and exfoliate the feet. Add peppermint oil and coloring and stir gently to incorporate. Pour a tiny amount of soap into the bottom of the mold. Let it sit and harden for several hours and unmold. Let your base cool approx. VA Soothing and moisturizing Ingredients: 2lbs of clear or white melt and pour soap 1/8 to 1/4 cup of Honey 3/4 cup of ground oatmeal 1 tsp of vitamin E 1 tablespoon of Vanilla oil 1 tablespoon of Frankincense and Myrhh oil(Fragrance oil or Essential oil) Instructions: Cut the MP into chunks and heat on a double boiler.Peppermint Exfoliating Foot Soap Submitted by Susan of Highland.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Useful Conversions Approximate Equivalents 1 oz = 2 tablespoons or 6 teaspoons or 30 ml/cc or 28. 700 drops 1/2 oz = 1 tablespoon or 3 teaspoons or 15ml/cc 14.4 fluid oz. 350 drops 1 teaspoon is about 5 ml/cc 1 gallon of most oils is approximately 7.95 liter 4 quarts (1 gal.S.205 pounds 1 kilogram = 35 oz. 1 liter = 4.8 liters Metric to U.35 grams or approx.10 pounds 1 kilogram = 2.06 quarts 1 liter = .FromNatureWithLove.1 pints 1 liter = 1. From Nature With Love Page 165 http://www.S.5 ounces 500 grams = 1.) = 3.2 cups 1 liter = 2.775 lbs U. 240 ml = 1 cup 1 liter = 34 fluid oz.com .18 grams or approx. 100 ml = 3.035 ounce 100 grams = 3.26 gallon Weight 1 gram = . 1 militers = 1/5 teaspoon 5 ml = 1 teaspoon 15 ml = 1 tablespoon 34 ml = 1 fluid oz. 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) = .

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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