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4 oz. of petroleum jelly 20 oz. of unscented skin cream or lotion containing vitamin E 16 oz. of unscented baby lotion 1/2 cup of distilled water Essential oils or fragrances Bowl Whisk Empty bottles Mix together petroleum jelly and water in a small bowl. Since the petroleum jelly is denser and thicker, you¶ll want to thin it out a little before trying to mix together the other ingredients. The water helps thin it down and make it mix easier with the other items. You may want to reserve some of the water for later, in case you need to thin the mixture out. Add the skin lotion and baby lotion into the bowl and beat the mixture until well combined. It should look like lotion without any streaks from the other ingredients. Everything should look slightly fluffy from the beating motion. Turn the unscented lotion into a scented lotion by adding 10 drops of your favorite essential oil or fragrance. Test the strength by rubbing a small amount on your skin and inhaling. You may want to add even more oil or fragrance depending on your personal preference. Transfer the contents of the bowl into your empty bottles. You might want to write on the front what¶s inside so you don¶t forget. If you plan on creating several versions, you should write on the front of the bottle the scent and when it was created. Store your bottles in the refrigerator and use when needed. You can keep this anywhere in your home, but storing it in the refrigerator will prolong its shelf life.
Rum and Walnut Body Lotion
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2 egg yolks ½ cup half and half 1 tbsp. dark rum ¼ cup walnut oil Wide-mouth glass jar with tight-fitting lid Combine the egg yolks, cream and dark rum in a blender. Blend the ingredients on high speed for 30 seconds or until the mixture is thoroughly combined and smooth. Reduce the blender speed to low, and add the oil slowly with the motor running. Let the blender continue to run for 15 seconds until all ingredients are completely combined. Transfer the mixture to a wide-mouthed glass jar with a tight fitting lid.
Tips & Warnings
To use, rub the lotion onto dry, damaged skin in a gentle circular motion. Do not wipe off excess moisture; let the skin absorb it naturally. Store rum and walnut body lotion in the refrigerator between uses for up to two weeks from the day it is made.
Body Lotion Bars
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Double boiler (or a pot and heat-proof measuring cup) Coconut oil Beeswax Sweet almond oil Shea or cocoa butter (optional) Essential oil Soap mold Fill the bottom half of your double boiler with water or put about an inch of water in a regular pot. Heat the water and allow it to simmer. Put equal parts coconut oil, beeswax and sweet almond oil into the top section of the double boiler or heat-proof glass measuring cup. Add 1/4 part Shea or cocoa butter if desired.
Put the top section of the double boiler in place. If using a measuring cup, slowly lower it into the simmering water. Stir the mixture gently until it is completely melted. Remove from heat, but continue stirring for several minutes until it cools slightly. Add one teaspoon of your favorite essential oil. Sandalwood, rose and lavender oils all make excellent additions to lotion bars. Continue stirring to ensure that the essential oil is evenly distributed. Pour the heated mixture into a mold. You can buy pre-made molds from soap making suppliers. If you don't want to purchase a mold, just take a look around your kitchen. Brownie pans, muffin tins and candy molds all work for soap and lotion bar making. Silicone molds work best since you can easily pop the bars out when they're done. If using a brownie pan, you will have to cut the bars into pieces once it has cooled. Allow the lotion bars to cool completely before removing it from the pan. You can put it in your refrigerator to speed up the process. Once the bar has cooled, wrap it in plastic wrap until you are ready to enjoy.
Mix 2 oz. each of cocoa butter and shea butter with 1 oz. each of olive oil, coconut oil, jojoba oil and beeswax, along with a couple of drops of your favorite essential oil. Melt the ingredients--preferably in a double boiler or in a microwave. Check the mixture periodically to be sure you don't overdo it. It shouldn't take too long. Mix all ingredients while they cool using a hand mixer until they are well-blended. Peaks will form in the mixture when it is ready. Scoop the body butter into a container for safekeeping once the mixture has thoroughly cooled. Or, fill several decorative jars to set aside as gifts.
Coconut Rose Body Whip
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1 tbsp. virgin coconut oil 1/2 tbsp. emulsifying wax 1/2 tsp. stearic acid Hand mixer 5 tbsp. rose hydrosol 2 (400 IU) vitamin E capsules Clean 6-oz. glass jar with tight fitting lid
Measure into the heat proof container 1 tsp. of cocoa butter, 1 tbsp. of extra virgin olive oil, 1 tbsp. of virgin coconut oil, 1/2 tbsp. of emulsifying wax and 1/2 tsp. stearic acid and place the container in a saucepan of water. Place the pan on the stove at medium heat. Stir the ingredients constantly until they melt completely. Remove the container from the heat and as soon as you can, begin to whip the ingredients with a hand held mixer on medium speed. Once the ingredients begin to thicken, slowly add 5 tbsp. of rose hydrosol and the contents of two 400 IU vitamin E capsules. After about 5 to 10 minutes of continuous blending, your coconut rose body whip should have a thick, buttery consistency. Transfer your whip into a clean 6-oz. glass jar and store in a cool dark place, such as the refrigerator or bathroom cabinet. Use your coconut rose body whip within 1 to 2 months.
2 cups of Sea salt or rock salt 1/2 cup Baking soda 1/2 cup Cornstarch 2 tbs of Almond oil 1 tsp Vitamin E oil 1-2 eggs 6 drops Essential oil Makes 10-12 cookies depending on size.
Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl. Cut the cookies out with cookie cutters or flatten balls to form a cookie shape. Bake at 350'F (180'C)for 10-12 minutes. Allow to cool. Use 1-2 per bath by adding them to running water. Wrap these in air tight packaging or seal them in an airtight container. These cookies will last several months maybe longer. The picture above is of chocolate chip bath cookie. Just sprinkle in 2 tbs of chocolate spinkles or chocolate chips.
2 cups Dry milk powder 1 cup Cornstarch
5 drops of Fragrance oil of your choice Clean milk bottle
Mix all the ingredients together well. Pour it into the CLEAN milk bottle. You may want to paint over any text on the bottle with white paint and just simply write Milk on it. The best bottle is an old glass pint milk bottle. Attach a new paper label to it describing how to use it which is : Add 1/2 cup of mixture to hot bath water. *Never recycle containers of any type that have contained chemicals as residue may be left behind even after cleaning. *Always sterilize containers and bottles that will contain beauty or bath products.
Bath Salt - Pina Colada
1 cup Epsom salts 4-5 drops food Coloring 1 tbs of coconut oil 5 drops of pineapple fragrant oil 5 drops of coconut fragrant oil Bath salts are very easy to make. For a frugal alternative to Epsom salts you can use a fine grade pool rock salt just substitute the Epsom salts in all our bath salt recipes for frugal pool salt. Just add all the ingredients together and mix well. Make sure the food color, blends in to the salt or it wont look very inviting. You can do this by tossing the salt over and over again. Add dried rose petals, or lavender sprigs for a natural presentation. Add your bath salts to a decorative jar and place a small wooden spoon inside for a great inexpensive gift.
Bath Salt - Sports Relief
1 cup Epsom salts 4-5 drops Food Coloring 2 drops of wintergreen essential oil 2 drops of eucalytpus essential oil 1 drop of peppermint essential oil
Bath Salt - Vanilla Dreams
1 cup Epsom salts 4-5 drops Food Coloring 3-5 drops Vanilla essential oil or fragrant oil
Lemon Bath Cookies
2 cups of Sea salt or rock salt 1/2 cup Baking soda 1/2 cup Cornstarch 2 tbs of Almond oil 1 tsp Vitamin E oil 1-2 Eggs 6 Drops lemon essential oil 1/4 cup of Lemon zest Mix it all together and then cut out with cookie cutters or flatten balls to form a cookie shape. Add the lemon zest to the top of each cookie before baking. Bake at 350'f (180'c) for 10-12 minutes. Allow to cool. Use 1- 2 per bath Wrap these in air tight packaging or seal them in an airtight container as with time these cookies do go moldy.
Honey & Ginger Foot bath
2 tsp of Ground ginger or chopped fresh ginger 1/4- 1/2 cup of Honey Add the ginger and honey to a bowl of hot water for a foot soak that will promote circulation, clear up any head colds and fix your winter chills. Place the ginger and honey into a bowl of warm water and soak your feet in it for 20-30mins.
Body Butter - Peppermint
2 oz (55g) Shea butter 1 tsp Jojoba oil
1 tsp Apricot oil 1 oz (30g) coconut oil 1/4 tsp of peppermint essential oil A few drops of green coloring Mix all the ingredients together and add your essential oils to the mix. Once mixed store in a container and apply liberally to your skin. Peppermint is great for nausea relief and upset tummy's making this a great body butter for when your sick.
Sweet Honey Hand Cream
1 cup of Vaseline or petroleum jelly 4 tbs of Honey 6 tbs of Liquid glycerin (found at pharmacy or health food stores) Mix all the ingredients together and melt down over a low heat using a double boiler method. Once it has melted and blended together pour into a suitable container such as a jar or deep tub.
Cupcake Bath Bombs
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2 cups baking soda 1 cup citric acid 1 Tbsp bentonite clay (I did not use this) 2 Tbsp coconut oil 1 tsp fragrance oil small spray bottle with witch hazel
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3 Tbsp meringue powder 1 lb confectioner¶s sugar 6 Tbsp water 1/4 tsp cream of tartar 5-6 drops of fragrance oil coloring optional
First, assemble the bath bombs. Mix all dry ingredients together. In a small dish, melt coconut oil in the microwave for 15 seconds. Add fragrance oil and coloring if you¶d like. Mix in with dry ingredients. I used a fork to cut in the oil like you would when you are cutting in shortening.
Next, lightly spritz the mixture with your spray bottle full of witch hazel as you mix it. (I think using your hands works best) You are looking for a consistency of lightly wet sand.
Be careful not to add too much witch hazel, as it can cause the mixture to fizz. When the mixture holds together easily, you have got it where you want it.
Next, have your cupcake liners ready and pack the mixture into them. I chose to use mini cupcake liners because I think mini anything is way cuter than actual size.
You¶ll want to let these dry before moving onto the next step. At least 15 minutes.
For the meringue, add all ingredients to a bowl and blend with a hand mixer for 5-7 minutes until stiff peaks form.
Add this to a pastry bag with a star tip and decorate the top of the bombs as you would a regular cupcake.
Allow them to dry overnight before packaging them. Basic Baked Bath Cookie Recipe 2 cups fine sea salt 1/2 cup sodium bicarbonate 1/2 cup cornstarch 2 T fractionated coconut oil 2 eggs 1/4 tsp essential oil of your choice Preheat your oven to 350 F. Combine all the ingredients and mix thoroughly. You can form the cookies in your hand or use a cookie cutter. Gently place your "cookie" on an ungreased no stick cookie sheet. You can sprinkle them then with herbs, large sugar or salt. Bake the "cookies" for ten minutes, until they are lightly browned. Allow the bath cookies to cool completely. To use, Drop 1 "cookie" into a warm bath and allow to dissolve. Yield: 24 cookies or less depending on the size of your "cookies." FIND RECIPES ON CRAFTBITS.COM
Bath Syrup - Basic
1.7 pints (1 litre) of Bubble bath 10-15 drops of essential or fragrance oil Liquid coloring 2 cups of glycerin You can buy your ready made bubble bath from any supermarket store. If you are going to change the color of your bubble bath then you will need to find a clear bubble bath to use as the base. Start by pouring out your store bought bubble bath and placing it into a large clean jug so you can add the ingredients. Take your bubble bath base and add your essential oils and the glycerin. Add the food color at this stage if you wish to change the color. If you are transferring your bath syrup into a new decorative bottle, then make sure your decorative glass bottle or jar is clean. If you are using a clear glass then you will be able to see the glycerin when it naturally separates so keep that in mind. All you do is shake before use. Using a steady hand, pour your luxurious bath syrup into the new bottle. This is a great way to make quick personal gifts. Decorate the jar with a spoon or scoop to drizzle it into the bath. To use: Shake and add 1-2tbs of syrup to warm running water. Bathandbodyrecipes.com for more recipes
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1 Tbs. of apricot kernel oil (health food store) distilled water 1/4 C. of witch hazel 1 Tbs. of your favorite scent Use your favorite perfume or an essential oil
Pour all ingredients into a spray atomizer and shake well. Spray all over and rub into your skin.
Soothing Summer Body Spray Recipe
by Pioneerthinking.com Ingredients: y y y y 1 tablespoon witch hazel 1 teaspoon lemon essential/fragrance oil 1 teaspoon cucumber essential/fragrance oil 1 cup water
Directions: For a refreshing cool feeling, make an after shower spray by combining all the ingredients. Place in a pump spray bottle. Note: Don't use if you have sensitive skin, the lemon may irritate it.
Homemade Lavender Bath Salts
1 cup Epsom Salts 1 cup dead sea salt 1 drop red food coloring 1 drop blue food coloring 1 drop lavender essential oil 1 tsp. dried lavender (optional) Mix in a large bowl for at least 2 minutes or until ingredients are very well blended. Using a funnel, pour into bottles or jars. You can decorate your jar with labels, gift tags, or ribbon.
Decorating Tip: Place jar in a layer of tissue paper and cello wrap as seen below.
Oatmeal Cookies & Milk Bath 1 cup cornstarch 2 cups powdered milk 1/2 cup oatmeal (not instant) 1 teaspoon cinnamon Mix all ingredients in blender or food processor until it is a fine powder. Just add 2 tablespoons of the mixture to your bathwater for a soothing bath.
Candy Cane Bath Salts 12 tall jelly (12-ounce) canning jars with lid and rings 2 bags of Epsom Salts, 4 pounds each (approximately 16 cups) 4 lb kosher salt (approximately 6 cups is needed, buy two boxes and cook with the rest) 1»2 teaspoon glycerin, divided 16 drops eucalyptus peppermint essential oil 15 drops red colorant Empty one bag of Epsom Salts into large mixing bowl. Add 3 cups kosher salt, stir well. Stir in 1/4 teaspoon glycerin and eight drops of eucalyptus essential oil. Mix well. In second large mixing bowl, empty one bag of Epsom Salts, and add 3 cups kosher salt. Stir well. Add 1/4 teaspoon glycerin, eight drops of eucalyptus essential oil, and red colorant. Stir until completely blended. Color should be even. Using a 1/2 cup measuring cup and fill canning jars at an angle, layer salts in jars, alternating white and colored mixtures.
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Creamsicle Bath Salts Recipe You will need: 2 cups Epsom salt 1 cup Sea salt 1/2 cup Baking Soda 10 drops Vanilla essential oil 10 drops Sweet Orange essential oil liquid food coloring (color of your choice) 1 Tbsp. of carrier oil (almond, grapeseed, olive, etc.. your choice) Place the salt mixture into a bowl. Add the drops of your liquid food coloring. Mix very well with a fork. Add the mixture to a pretty jar, salt tube, or container that has a tight fitting lid. After a day, you may wish to mix well again to ensure that the oils have blended very well. Add 1/2 - 1 cup of the salts to running bath water. Mix well to ensure that the salt has dispersed well in the tub before entering. To keep the essential oils from evaporating too quickly, you can add the bath salts just before getting in the tub instead of while the water is running. Sitting on undissolved chunky bath salts can be painful, so make sure the salts have dissolved well before entering. Oatmeal Bath Salts Recipe*
You will need: 2 cups Epsom salt 1 cup Sea salt 1/2 cup Baking Soda 1/8 cup finely ground oatmeal liquid food coloring (color of your choice) 15 to 25 drops of essential oil OR essential oil blend (your choice) 1 Tbsp. of carrier oil (almond, coconut, olive, etc., your choice) Place the salt mixture into a bowl. Add the drops of your chosen essential oils. Add the drops of your liquid food coloring. Mix very well with a fork. Add the mixture to a pretty jar, salt tube, or container that has a tight fitting lid. After a day, you may wish to mix well again to ensure that the oils have blended very well. Add 1/2 - 1 cup of the salts to running bath water. Mix well to ensure that the salt has dispersed well in the tub before entering. To keep the essential oils from evaporating too quickly, you can add the bath salts just before getting in the tub instead of while the water is running. Sitting on undissolved chunky bath salts can be painful, so make sure the salts have dissolved well before entering.
Summer Orchard Bath Salts
3/4 c. epsom salts 1/4 c. sea salts 1/4 c. baking soda 3 drops peach fragrance oil 3 drops bergamot oil 2 drops vanilla fragrance oil 1 drop lime oil
Mix all ingredients and stir until blended. Use about 1/4 cup in your bath. For the Bath Salts Recipes y y y y
epsom salts or sea salt, or both, and baking soda food coloring 1 or 2 teaspoons of glycerin per jar - optional, but glycerin is an effective skin moisturizer and a nice addition essential oils - mandarin orange, lavender, sandlewood, and patchouli
CAUTION: Essential oils may cause sensitivity to your skin. Oils you should avoid in your bath salt recipes include but are not limited to: basil, oregano, thyme, nutmeg, clove, cinnamon, black pepper, and bay (Pimenta and Laurus) Consult your physician before using essential oils if you have high blood pressure, are pregnant or have other medical concerns. Almond Joy Body Lotion
1/2 cup water 1/8 tsp. borax powder 1/2 cup almond oil 1 tsp. coconut oil 1 tsp. grated beeswax 2 Tbsp. honey 3-4 drops orange Essential Oil (optional) Mix water and borax together, stirring until well mixed. Set aside. Mix together the almond oil, coconut oil, honey, and beeswax in a glass measuring cup. Place the cup with the oils-beeswax mixture in a pan of water (about 1 to 2" of water), making a water bath. Heat over medium heat until the beeswax is melted (8 to 10 min.), stirring occasionally. When the wax is melted, bring
the water/borax solution almost to boiling (put the glass cup with the water/borax in the microwave on High for 1 min., or use a water bath on the stove top). Remove the oil-beeswax mixture from the water bath and pour into blender. Slowly add water/borax to the mixture in the blender and whip. Allow the lotion to cool completely. The consistency may seem a bit thin, but it will thicken as it cools. You may add the orange Essential Oil now if you wish. Pour into a lidded container. To use: massage a small amount into your skin.
Relax: 1 Cups Epsom Salt 2 Cup Pacific Sea Salt 15 drops Ylang Ylang essential oil Soothing: 1 Cup Epsom Salt 3 drops Jasmine essential oil 3 drops Rose essential oil Sensual: 1 Cups Epsom Salt 4 Cups Pacific Sea Salt 10 drops Ylang Ylang essential oil 5 drops Lemon essential oil Re-relax: 1/4 Cup Epsom Salt 1/4 Cup Dead Sea Salt 2 Cups Pacific Sea Salt 20 drops Lavender essential oil Uplift: 1 Cup Dead Sea Salt 1 Cup Pacific Salt 20 drops Rosemary essential oil Feel Good: 2 Cups Dead Sea Salt 10 drops Chamomile essential oil Refresh: 1 cup Dead Sea Salt 1 Cup Pacific Salt 5 drops Neroli essential oil 10 drops Lavender essential oil Orange: 1 Cup Epsom Salt 1 Cup Dead Sea Salt 5 drops Orange essential oil Lemon Zest: 1 Cup Epsom Salt 1 Cup Dead Sea Salt 3 drops Lemon essential oil
The Tropical: 1 Cup Epsom Salt 1 Cup Pacific Sea Salt 2 drops Eucalyptus essential oil 4 drops Lavender essential oil Uplifting: 2 Cups Epsom Salt 1 Cup Pacific Sea Salt 8 drops Orange essential oil 6 drops Neroli essential oil 6 drops Lavender essential oil 3 drops Lemon essential oil Aches/Pains: 1 Cup Pacific Sea Salt 1 Cup Epsom Salt 1 Cup Dead Sea Salt 5 drops Lavender essential oil Energizer: 2 Cups Epsom Salt 1 Cup Pacific Sea Salt 6 drops Eucalyptus essential oil 10 drops Rosemary essential oil 15 drops Peppermint essential oil
Citrus Body Mist
You will need... 1 tbs. finely chopped lemon peel 1 tbs. finely chopped orange peel 3 tbs. vodka 10 drops mandarin essential oil 10 drops orange essential oil 5 drops lemon essential oil 5 drops grapefruit essential oil 3 tbs. white wine vinegar 2 cups distilled water You will also need a fine sieve and a sterilized 20-ounce glass bottle with a tight-fitting stopper. Place the chopped lemon and orange peels and vodka in the bottle. Cover tightly and let stand for 1 week. Press the mixture through the fine sieve to extract all the liquid. Pour the liquid back into the resterilized bottle. Add the essential oils, vinegar, and the water. Let stand for 2 weeks shaking often. Store in a cool, dark place.
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Determine what kind of body spray you want to make. Suggested essential oils are lavender for a calming body spray, sweet orange or lemon for an invigorating body spray, and peppermint oil for a soothing body spray. Pour 1 cup distilled water, 1 tbsp. witch hazel and ten drops of the desired essential oil into the spray bottle. Screw on the cap tightly and shake the bottle well to mix the oil, witch hazel and water. You can use the body spray immediately.
Create Homemade Body Spray To create homemade body spray with essential oil you will need distilled water, unflavored clear 80-proof vodka, and essential oil in a scent or scents of your choice. You will also need a clean spray bottle that creates a fine mist. A pretty perfume bottle or recycled body spray containers are excellent choices. Test the sprayer before mixing the homemade body spray to make sure it creates the ideal mist. Begin by filling the bottle about three-fourths of the way full with room temperature distilled water. Next, add enough vodka to fill the bottle about an inch and a half from the top. Add essential oil, five drops at a time and gently shake the closed bottle to blend the mixture. If the scent is not strong enough continue to add 5 drops at time until desired scent is achieved. Almond Hand Cream Recipe Ingredients: 1/4 cup of beeswax 1/2 cup of almond oil 1/2 cup of coconut oil 1/4 cup of rosewater Directions: Heat 1/4 cup of beeswax slowly in a double boiler. Add 1/2 cup of almond oil to the melted beeswax. Stir in 1/2 cup of coconut oil. Mix in 1/4 cup of rosewater and stir until thoroughly mixed. You can buy rosewater, or make your own by simmering 1 cup of fresh rose petals in one and a half cups of distilled water for 10 minutes and then straining the flowers from the water. Pour the hand cream into a container while it is still hot, as it will become firm as it cools. Beeswax Mango Butter Hand Cream Recipe
Ingredients: 4 Tbs. Beeswax 2 Tbs. Mango butter 8 Tbs. Coconut oil 10 drops carrotseed essential oil Directions: Melt together wax and butter. Add oil. Then add essential oils. Mix completely until smooth. Pour into jar. Let harden. Mango butter also reduces degeneration of skin cells and restores elasticity. Cocoa Butter Hand Cream Recipe Ingredients: 4 Tbsp. Beeswax 4 Tbsp. Cocoa butter 4 Tbsp. Almond oil Directions: Melt together beeswax and cocoa butter. Add almond oil. Mix completely until smooth. Pour into jar. Let harden
Peppermint Foot Scrub Recipe Ingredients: 10 tsp. grapeseed oil 3 drops eucalyptus oil 4 drops rosemary oil 2 drops peppermint oil 4 tbs dark brown sugar
Directions: Combine ingredients. Store in a small glass jar. Warm up oil before doing any massage. Your toes will love the minty, refreshing feeling!
Strawberry Foot Exfoliating Scrub Recipe Ingredients: 4 Strawberries 2 tablespoons Dark Brown Sugar 2 tablespoons olive oil Directions: Mash or puree strawberries. Add olive oil and sugar. Massage into feet to smooth. Strawberries are high in Alpha Hydroxy acids, great for exfoliating! Large Amount of Body Spray 1 gallon distilled water ½ cup Epson salt ½ cup water softener Fragrance oil(s) of your choice (Found at your local beauty supply or craft store. Check the bottle to see if they are safe for the human body). Step One: Add the Epsom salt and water softener to the distilled water and allow the salts to dissolve completely. Step Two: Pour the mixture into your desired bottle. Step Three: Add one tablespoon of fragrance oil for every 8 ounces of liquid. Step Four: Shake! Basic Recipe 5-10 drops of essential or fragrance oils 4 oz. distilled water This is the most basic recipe. From this, you can add more ingredients to get different effects. Body Spray Recipe #2 1-2 tbls. Food flavor extract 8 oz. distilled water
2 tsp. Glycerin Body Spray Recipe #3 1 tbls. Witch hazel 5 drops lemon oil 5 drops cucumber oil 8 oz. distilled water Body Spray Recipe #4 ¼ cup vodka ¼ cup scented distilled water 2 tbls. sweet almond oil To scent the water, pour boiling water over fresh herbs, citrus peels, vanilla beans, flower petals, etc. Allow the water to cool, and then strain it before using in a recipe. For a relaxing body spray, use essential or fragrance oils of sandalwood, bergamot, chamomile or lavender. For a more uplifting body spray, use rosemary, peppermint or citrus oils. The best way to store and use body sprays is to pour the mixture into a small spray bottle after it is made. It is important to shake the bottle before each use. For a refreshing summer treat, keep your body spray in the refrigerator. Homemade, all natural, body sprays make a great gift! If you are planning to give the body spray as a gift, it is possible to µjazz them up´ by adding 1-2 drops of food color and about ½ teaspoon of cosmetic grade glitter.
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Blend oils together and massage into pressure points on wrist, temples and back of neck. CONTAINERANDPACKAGING.COM FOR BOTTLES LIQUID HAND SOAP
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One bar of soap to be grated, make a point of using your most favorite soap. Add 1 cup of boiling water and grated soap into a blender and set it on ³whip.´ Add glycerin 1 tablespoon and honey 1 tablespoon and stir it. Cool the mixture for about 15 or 20 minutes and then again ³whip´ it. Add some cold water to make it 6 cups in total. Whip the mixture once again. Finally, pour the mixture into a container without closing the lid and cool it.
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Smooth Body Lotion This is a quick, easy, very smooth lotion that absorbs nicely into the skin. A plant based emulsifying wax is used. This mixture makes approximately 2 of the 4 oz size bottles. This lotion thickens quickly. Melt together until barely melted: * 8 - 10 grams Emulsifying wax (approx. 2.5 tablespoons) * 70 ml Vegetable oil (try jojoba, apricot, sunflower, avocado) * 20 ml Vegetable glycerine Add and blend with hand mixer for under 1 minute:
Basic Lotion Recipe First of all, you may want to select containers with colored caps that remind you of the scent you made. Wal-Mart carries empty Pet Bottle with different colored caps in their beauty and travel section. So, I would pick a clear bottle with a purple cap for lavender, as one example. Heat up 3/4 Cup of Oil of Your Choice in the microwave with 2 teaspoons of Steric Acid and 1 teaspoon of Emulsifying Wax until melted. In a separate plastic bowl with a pour mouth preferably, heat up 1/2 cup of water of your choice (such as rainwater) in the microwave with a 1/2 teaspoon of Borax (the Mule Team stuff) until boiling hot. Then use the same plastic pour mouth bowl you boiled the water in and slowly whip in the oil mixture with a hand blender. Keep mixing until fairly cool. At this time, you can add vitamin e oil, a little color, fragrance, whatever you consider great stuff! When the lotion seems well mixed, funnel into pretty plastic lotion bottles. If you are going to take longer than a month to
use this, I recommend putting a touch of Germaben II to body products; they will tend to form black little microbes after a few months. Vitamin e is a natural preservative and may help. How Much Does All This Cost? 3/4 cup of the most expensive oils cannot be more than $2. This recipe makes 12 ounces. Variations: Once you get the chemistry down, the interplay is wide open. You can use green tea instead of water or rainwater, or water infused with whatever herb you like. On the oil side, you can soak the oils in elements such as we do with bee pollen, strain and then use for the oil part. The possibilities are endless and these variations also apply to Cremes below. For those with Eczema or Psoriasis, adding 10% of pine tar at the mixing stage may help them tremendously. In that case, I would use Castor oil as my oil of choice. You can offset the smell of pine tar with cinnamon or nutmeg. Making Creme at a Fraction of the Cost In making creme, you simply increase the oil to 90% and the water to 10% of the mixture beyond perhaps adding a bit of beeswax to the oil part when heating. You will still need the Emulsifying wax and steric acid as described in the oil lotion section as well as the Borax in the water portion because it is these trace items that make oil mix with water. Beeswax is not necessary but does help to get a frothy creme. As I stated above in lotion making, if you are going to take longer than a month to use the final product, I recommend putting a touch of Germaben II to body products or they tend to form black little microbes after a few months. Vitamin e is a natural preservative and may help.
Homemade Lotion For Sore, Dry Skin
Here is a recipe I found for hand cream that is excellent for sore, dry skin. The recipe, developed by Rosemary Gladstar, is contained in the book "Tasha Tudor's Heirloom Crafts." 3/4 cup of apricot or almond oil 1/3 cup of coconut oil or cocoa butter 1 teaspoon lanolin 1/2 oz of grated beeswax Melt these ingredients over low heat. Cool to room temperature. While these ingredients cool, mix together: 2/3 cup of rosewater 1/3 cup of aloe vera gel 1-2 drops of rose oil the contents of 1 vitamin E capsule
Add these ingredients to the first mixture. Whip together until their consistency resembles buttercream frosting. Store in a covered jar.
Homemade Body Mist
2 cups distilled water 3 tablespoons vodka 25 drops essential oil (or more if you would like a stronger scent) For a light and sweet body mist scent, try combining floral and woodsy oils. Mix 1 cup distilled water, 2 tbsp. vodka, six drops of sandalwood oil, six drops of rose oil, four drops of vanilla oil and three drops of jasmine oil in a clean spray bottle. Screw the top onto the bottle and shake it vigorously to mix the body mist. For an earthy and masculine scent, you're going to need to rely heavily on woodsy oils. Mix 1 cup distilled water, 2 tbsp. vodka, eight drops of sandalwood oil, six drops of cedar oil, three drops of spearmint oil and three drops of eucalyptus oil in a clean spray bottle. Secure the lid on the bottle and shake well to mix the body mist.
Vanilla Body Mist
I took my empty 2-ounce bottle, filled it almost to the top with distilled water, added a teaspoon of vanilla bit by bit. I wasn t sure how much I would want. You can add as much as you like just add by increments, shake it up, spray it to test, and keep going till it suits you. You can add a few drops of glycerin if you have it it will make the spray last longer and act as a moisturizer. #2 Ingredients: 3 tablespoons of vanilla extract (can be artificial or pure whichever you prefer. I personally use the artificial for this, to me it has a stronger fragrance than the pure.) 1 cup distilled water (longer lasting-regular tap water goes rancid much faster) 1 teaspoon of rubbing alcohol Directions: Combine all ingredients in a spray bottle and shake. After bath or shower spray all over your body. Mist your clothes if you like. You ll smell like vanilla and so will your clothes.
Want to make a spray for your daughter also? Try substituting peppermint extract in place of the vanilla. Peppermint extract has a stronger fragrance so you may want to use less of it. Start with 1/2 tablespoon. Add in 1/2 tablespoon increments, up to 3 tablespoons, if necessary until you reach your desired fragrance. Be sure to do a skin test to check for any allergic reactions. Spray a small amount on the inside of your forearm. If any redness, itching, or rash occurs, discontinue and do not use. Pomegranate Salt Scrub Ingredients:
for a 20 oz scrub: 18 ozs Dead Sea Salt 1/4 cup of either Sweet Almond, Macadamia Nut, or Apricot Kernel Oil (or a combination of all) 1/8 cup of Virgin Coconut Oil 1/8 cup Vegetable Glycerin Liquid 1 tablespoon Aloe Vera Gel (available at drugstore) 1 teaspoon Tocopherals (Vitamin E Oil) 1 tablespoon Pomegranate fragrance dash/or less Red Iron Oxide (optional for color) sprinkling of poppy seeds (optional exfoliant)
Ingredients: Makes approx. 16 ozs. 1 1/2 cups fine white sugar 1/2 cup fine sea salt 1/2 - 3/4 cup Virgin Coconut Oil (as needed) 1 tblsp. Pineapple Fragrance Oil (optional) 16 oz jar or container Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and add more or less of the Virgin Coconut Oil to your suit your preference. The mixture may seem dry at first, but wait a few hours and then add more of the coconut oil if necessary. Scrub should be moist, and not too much of the oil should be floating on top. You can also make an all sugar or all salt scrub if you prefer one over the other or change the ratio of sugar to salt. Spoon mixture into jar/s and finish with our new "Semi-Custom" Product Labels. The Virgin Coconut Oil smells just like coconuts, is very light and absorbs nicely in the skin.
Mango Body Butter Makes approx. 8 ozs.
2 ozs cocoa butter (weighed) 2 ozs natural shea butter (weighed) 2 ozs mango butter (weighed) 1 teaspoon wheat germ oil 3 teaspoons apricot kernel oil 1 teaspoon aloe vera gel Mango fragrance oil (or any fragrance oil) 1/4 teaspoon Vitamin E. (optional, as a preservative)
Add all the butter ingredients to a pan or double boiler on low until all the ingredients have liquefied. Continue to heat on low for another 20 minutes (do not boil). The continued heating will help prevent the butters from becoming grainy once solid. Add additional oils and let set to cool for a few hours. Before the mixture sets, stir or even whip, to incorporate. Spoon into jars or tins and label. Note: This is a firmer body butter. If you prefer a softer butter, the consistency can be adjusted by decreasing the amount of cocoa butter. Or just adding a little more aloe gel.
Ingredients: Makes 16 ozs. (EASY) ~16 ozs of Shea-Body Butter Base ~1/2 - 1 oz of your favorite fragrance or essential oil (we used Bananaroma) ~glass measuring cup or bowl ~container/s Directions: Add all the ingredients to the glass measuring cup, mix in the fragrance or essential oil and spoon into jars. It's very rich and fluffy much like store bought body butters but without the unnecessary chemical ingredients. Will add a silky glow to freshly tan skin. Not recommended for use on the face. Our Shea-Body Butter Base contains aloe vera and a preservative so there's no need to add one. Shelf life - 2 or 3 years.
KONA COFFEE HAND & BODY LOTION
Ingredients to make 16 ounces of lotion. 16 ozs. unscented body lotion base 2 ozs. coffee fragrance oil 1 oz vanilla fragrance oil drops brown and orange liquid soap colorant 4 - 4 oz. disc top bottles Labels Gently mix body lotion base with 2:1 ratio of coffee and vanilla fragrance oils. Start with a lesser amount of fragrance and built to suit your scent needs. Add a few drops of brown and orange soap colorant to achieve tan shade. Kona coffee is a fantastic sensory feast for both men and women - you won't be able to make it fast enough.
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Recipe - Shea Mango Conditioning Soap This is a creamy, all-over body soap, enriched with soothing pure shea and mango butters. We've kept ours without any scent, but feel free to add any scent you wish.
Recipe makes 4 lbs. (approximately 16 - 4 oz bars). Follow the basic instructions for cold process soap making. Ingredients: (weigh all ingredients) 16 ounces olive oil 16 ounces coconut oil or palm kernel flakes 8 ounces shea butter 8 ounces mango butter 17 ounces water
6.8 ounces sodium hydroxide (lye) 2 ounces of fragrance (optional)
INSTRUCTIONS FOR COLD PROCESS SOAP- BASE RECIPE I
This is an easy, mild olive oil soap, good for beginners.
Recipe: (Makes 8 lbs.)
24 oz. olive oil 24 oz. coconut oil 38 oz. vegetable shortening (Crisco) 12 oz. lye 32 oz. distilled water 3-4 oz. any essential or fragrance oil
Scale that weighs in pounds and ounces Large one-gal. stainless steel or enamel pot (use this exclusively for soap-making) Two plastic pitchers, 2-3 qt. size Hand stick blender (optional, but makes tracing much easier) Plastic measuring cup 2-3 cup size Two wooden or plastic spoons (one for the lye and one for the oils. Use these exclusively for soap-making) Two kitchen thermometers (one for the lye and one for the oils - must read to over 100 degrees) Rubber gloves Safety goggles Clear plastic container with snap-on lid 8" x 11" x 3" deep, or wooden soap mold lined with freezer paper Large piece of cardboard the size of the wooden mold - used as a lid Old blanket Freezer paper or plastic garbage bags Remember: Be sure to allow for the weight of the containers. Lye (Sodium Hydroxide NaOH) All ingredients should be weighed. Begin by putting on your goggles and rubber gloves and weigh out 12 ozs. of lye into one of the plastic containers. Weigh out 32 oz of distilled water into the other container. Slowly and in a steady stream pour the lye into the water, stirring until dissolved. Do this in a well ventilated area and try not to splash. Let the lye/water mixture sit until the temperature reaches between 100-125 degrees (unless otherwise stated by the recipe you are using).
This may take several hours, but if you're in a hurry you can place the container in a cold water bath to bring down the temperature quicker. In the meantime, get your oils ready by weighing out 24 oz. of coconut oil and 38 oz. of vegetable shortening and placing them into your pot. Heat them up just until they melt and then remove from heat and add the 24 ozs. of olive oil. Stir to incorporate and put one of the thermometers into the pot to check the temperature. The oils will also have to be between 100-125 degrees (unless otherwise stated by the recipe you are using). Both the lye/water mixture and the oils will have to be at the same temperature before incorporating them. Prepare your additives. Start with just 3-4 ozs. of essential oil or a combination of essential oils (blend). *Note- (some essential oil scents are stronger, so use less, some are lighter and you may add more depending on your preference). Also, measure 1/4 cup of any dried herbs or flowers (optional). Its best to start simple for your first batch. You can also add 13 tablespoons of pigment (optional) for coloring, pre-disperse in a little liquid glycerin. Line the mold container that you're using with a piece of freezer paper for easy release. If you are using our wooden soap mold, line it with freezer paper. How to line a soap mold. Check the temperature of the lye and oils. When they reach between 100-125°, its time to "make soap." Slowly pour the lye/water mixture into the oils, stirring continuously. You may continue to stir using a spoon or switch to the stick blender. Stir or blend in all the lye and you will begin to see the mixture thicken. Just as the mixture thickens to the point where you see tracks or "trace" in the soap, add essential oils and any dried ingredients or colorants. (For swirling color, remove about 2 cups of the mixture and add the colorant to the 2 cups. Then add that back into the mold and swirl). Continue to stir or blend until you see designs on the top of the soap (this is known as tracing and can happen in 10-20 minutes depending on the temperature of your mixture). Quickly add the mixture to the mold. Cover with the lid. *Note* if the soap mixture does not fill the mold to the top, place a piece of freezer paper on top of the soap and then put the lid or a piece of cardboard on the container. This will prevent soda ash. Wrap in blankets and place in an undisturbed area for 18 hrs. Remove the blankets and lid and leave the soap air in the mold for another few hrs. You should have a nice hard block of fresh soap which you can now remove from the mold. Let the block of soap sit for a day to firm up or slice into bars or chunks immediately. Then place bars in an open box or drying rack for 2 weeks or longer. Don't allow the bars to touch one another. The soap should be cured completely after 2 weeks, but the longer it cures, the milder and harder it will be.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR MELT & POUR SOAP
Melt & Pour Soap Base Glass measuring cup or bowl Soap mold/s Fragrance: essential oils or fragrance oils Any additives, such as herbs, flowers, aloe vera, vitamin E, honey, or powdered ingredients, such as oatmeal or apricot meal, etc. Soap colorants: cosmetic grade (liquid dyes) Wooden stirs or craft sticks for stirring Small fine spray bottle of alcohol Microwave (preferred), or double boiler
Cut desired amount of melt & pour soap base into 1" chunks and place into your glass measuring cup. Microwave at 20-30 second intervals until all the chunks are liquefied, avoid boiling. Add your colorant, a small amount at a time, until the desired color is achieved. Stir slowly to prevent bubbles. If you are using color nuggets, melt a portion along with your melt & pour soap to achieve the desired shade.
Set aside for a few minutes to prepare your mold/s, fragrance and any additives. Set your mold on a level surface and be sure its clean and dry. Begin adding your additives and fragrance (about ¼ - ½ tsp. per cup of soap base) or 1 oz per pound to the melted soap. Avoid adding the fragrance while the soap is too hot or the scent may burn off from the
heat of the soap. However, waiting too long will cause the soap to begin to set up and form a top skin. Once you have incorporated your additives and fragrance, pour the soap into your mold. If you have bubbles forming on the surface, spritz them lightly with the alcohol. Let soap cool for 30 minutes or until firm and remove from mold. Putting the mold in the freezer for a few minutes will help the soaps release easier. Air dry on a rack or wax paper overnight and wrap in cello bags, decorative paper, shrink wrap or saran wrap to preserve the fragrance.
Tips: Melt and pour soap can also be re-melted with little or no
additives, fragrance or colorants. You can also use found objects as molds, such as plastic drawer organizers or Jello molds, etc.
NEW LAYER LIP BALM 1½ oz beeswax pearls 1 oz cocoa butter 1½ oz shea butter 2 ozs. sweet almond oil 1-2 teaspoons flavor oil 1 teaspoon vitamin E liquid (optional, as a preservative) Weigh all ingredients. In a very small pan, add the beeswax and melt over the lowest setting. Once melted add the cocoa butter chunks and shea butter, let melt, and then add the sweet almond oil. Heat through, but not over 175°. Add the Vitamin E oil. Remove from stove and pour into a glass measuring cup for easy pouring into lip balm containers. Add the flavor oil, or if you would like to make more than one flavor with this recipe, separate into different glass containers and then add the
flavor oils to each. Adjust the amount of flavor oil accordingly. Stir flavor oils in and pour into lip balm containers. If the mixture starts to harden before you have finished pouring, place in the microwave for a few seconds to re-melt and then pour. Recipe makes 6 ozs
This lip balm leaves a smooth, non-greasy feeling and will not cake on your lips.
15 ozs of liquid soap/shampoo base (all natural) get from pvsoap.com 1 oz of a mixture of ginger essential oil, guava fragrance oil, and orange fragrance oil (add more if you want a stronger fragrant smell)
Our liquid soap is a natural liquid glycerine soap with no sulfates or detergents. We also use it as a natural shampoo. It is mild to the skin and has great natural cleaning power. No need to add a preservative with this product. Just add your fragrance or essential oils. This is not a concentrate so there's no need to add water. The base has a light yellow cast and slight olive oil odor and lathers very well. Ingredients stay mixed. Ingredients: Purified Water, Potassium Hydroxide, Glycerine, Coconut Oil, Olive Oil, and Oleic Acid.
WARM VANILLA SUGAR FOAMING BATH SALT SCRUB
Ingredients: 20 oz Bail & Wire jar 1 oz Warm Vanilla Sugar Fragrance Oil 8 oz Fine Sea Salt 6 oz Medium Sea Salt 2 oz Powdered Spa Sea Salt 2 tblsps SLSA (SODIUM LAURYL SULFOACETATE) 2 oz Sweet Almond Oil 2 oz Grapeseed Oil drizzle of Vitamin E Oil Mix all ingredients in a measuring cup or bowl. Sugar can be substituted for Medium Sea Salt if you want a finer scrub instead of a soak. Add to your favorite container.
Makes about 20 oz
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Carla's Bodacious Body Butter 6 parts organic coconut oil 2 parts organic jojoba 1 part organic Shea butter 1 part organic coco butter Melt the hard oils (shea, coco butter and coconut oil*) very gently in a double boiler to 170185F. This is not hot enough to damage the properties of the butters. Keep the temp steady between 170-185F for approximately 30-45 minutes. The steady heat will cause the fat crystals** in the shea to be obliterated. If you find that crystals have reformed upon solidifcation, go back and repeat these steps, paying attention to time and temp. After the 30-45 minutes, add jojoba. The jojoba gives the mixture the soft, melt-in-your-hand consistency. After adding the jojoba, pour the mixture into a wide mouth jar. You want the jar wide enough so that you can stick your hands in there to scoop it out. It smells great -- natural and subtle with no synthetics. Enjoy! *In SF, coconut oil is solid. In warmer regions, it may be liquefied in the jar. **If Shea butter is incorrectly heated, upon solidification it will form little fat granules or crystals that feel bumpy to the skin. These bumps will melt down when rubbed into the skin long enough, but they can be annoying and unsatisfactory if added to a formulation that is supposed to be smooth.
Homemade Whipped Body Butter Recipe
I have chosen the ingredients bellow to make this whipped body butter because they are more easily obtained locally with out having to order them online. You can find shea butter in health food stores, dollar stores and walmart even at times or any store that sells soap making supplies. 1 and 1/3 Cups of Shea Butter ½ Cup of Olive Oil 1 tsp. Of Vitamin E Oil ½ ounce of fragrance oil* You will want to heat the Shea Butter up slowly in a medium sized sauce pan until the Shea is in liquid form add in the olive oil once you achieve liquid form of Shea Butter. Let the mixture then sit and cool for about 30 to 40 minutes. Do not let it set fully back up though. At this point you are going to add in the Vitamin E and the Fragrance Oil. You will now want to use a stick blender to whip the mixture until its very light in texture. It will give off a "mousse" like consistency. Make sure you have blended your fragrance oil and vitamin E oil in well. When selecting your fragrance oil, choose something you will like as this whipped body butter will be an all over body delight. When you have reached the desired consistency you can spoon your finished product into some kind of container. I have used everything from glass jars to glad containers. You can use any type of container as long as it has some sort of lid you will not want to expose this to air for long periods of time. Do not over pack the whipped body butter or you will defeat the purpose of it being whipped and light.
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Body Butter 12 oz 3 oz cocoa butter, 6 oz shea butter, 3oz jojoba or other carrier oil Melt down and whip place in freezer or on ice for 5 minutes and repeat step add coloring fragrance, whip and ice down until desired consistency is achieved. Place in jars and let set for 24 hours. If too hard add more carrier oil if too soft add more cocoa butter in next recipe.
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Homemade Vanilla Bean Bath Syrup
The ingredients you will need to use to make my homemade vanilla bean bath syrup are 4 vanilla beans, 2 tablespoons of vanilla extracts, ½ a cup of glycerin, ½ a cup of castor oil, ¼ a cup of Almond oil, ¼ a cup of grape seed oil, ¼ a cup of honey, and ¼ a cup of jojoba oil. You should be able to find all these ingredients in your local grocery store or even in your local health food store.
Now the way you make my homemade vanilla bean bath syrup is by first cutting open your form vanilla beans and scrapping the little tiny black seeds out of the bean. You will want to place these little black vanilla bean seeds into your plastic bottle very carefully. Than you will want to measure out and add into the bottle using your funnel , 2 tablespoons of vanilla extracts, ½ a cup of glycerin, ½ a cup of castor oil, ¼ a cup of almond oil, ¼ a cup of grape seed oil, ¼ a cup of honey, and ¼ a cup of jojoba oil. Once all these ingredients are inside the bottle cover your bottle up with a cover and give the nice thick bath syrup a good shake to mix all the ingredients up. After you should have a nice thick syrupy sweet vanilla bean bath syrup that is golden brownish to yellowish looking with tiny vanilla bean seeds running throughout it. Pour about a cup into hot running water. Makes 32 ounces.
Lavender Aromatherapy Bath Salts Recipe - Relaxation and Muscle Relief
makes about six cups of bath salts Note: DO NOT ingest. Not only would it taste awful, essential oils are poisonous if eaten. Use externally only. Also, if you have high blood pressure, heart disease, or diabetes, ask your doctor before taking salt baths.
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4 cups Epsom salts 1 cup Celtic Sea Salt (course ground) * 5 drops red food coloring 5 drops blue food coloring 30 to 40 drops lavender essential oil (aromatherapy oil) 1 cup baking soda 3 Tablespoons dried lavender blossoms
* Dead Sea Salts would also be great, or any other quality sea salt. Do not use table salt, though, as it does not contain all of the beneficial minerals that sea salts have.
1. Take out a large metal or glass bowl (plastic and wood are too porous, and would absorb the scent of the essential oil), and a metal spoon (again, no wood or plastic). Pour in the Epsom salts and sea salts and mix well. 2. Let the five drops of red and five of blue food coloring fall spread across the surface of the salt mixture. Then do the same with the drops of lavender essential oil. Mix thoroughly. This can take a lot of stirring, since the food coloring and essential oils tend to want to clump together. Be persistent, and try to break up any clumps that you see. Once there are no longer any clumps of food coloring (these are easy to spot) you can generally count on the essential oils being wellmixed too. 3. Now add the cup of baking soda and mix well. The baking soda needs to be added last, because it works much better if the essential oils and food colorings are spread thin first (they would clump much worse if added to a mix with baking soda in it). 4. Finally, mix in the dried lavender blossoms. These are added last so that all of the mixing doesn't beat them up too much. 5. Put the bath salt mixture in an air-tight glass or metal container. You can use a plastic baggy, but be sure to discard it afterwards, because it will have absorbed some of the essential oils.
Directions for Use:
For a standard-sized bathtub, simply add a cup of bath salts to the water and allow to dissolve. Double it for a garden tub. Do not use bath salts with dried flowers in them in a tub with jets (the flowers will clog them).
Brown Sugar Lip Scrub It is a creamy, moisturizing Lip Scrub with yummy chocolate scent, natural, 100% edible, really tasty, cheap and easy to use... And really effective also! Brown Sugar - a very gentle base for the lip scrub, and it dissolves quickly - 5 ml (1 teaspoon) Honey - tasty, anti-septic, anti-bacterial - 2.5ml (1/2 teaspoon) Unrefined Cocoa Butter - for its moisturizing, soothing properties and lovely chocolate scent- 2.5 ml (1/2 teaspoon) Instructions: Melt Cocoa Butter in a double boiler, add warm Honey, stir well, let it cool a little bit, add Sugar, stir the mixture again. Pour the mixture into a small sterile container and let it cool at room temperature. Shelf Life: About six weeks in the refrigerator (maximum two month).
Chocolate Milk Bath Recipe #84973 / 5 STAR Rating Time: 5 min prep Ingredients * 1 cup powdered milk * 1/8 cup cocoa powder * 1 tablespoon cornstarch * 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon Directions 1. Mix all ingredients together in a small bowl. 2. Run hot bath water. 3. As tub is filling, pour the amount of chocolate milk bath mix you wish into the tub. 4. Stir to dissolve. 5. NOTE: The author of this recipe likes a full tub of water and uses the whole amount for one bath Scribd.com for 250 recipes Honey Lemon Bath Syrup This is such an EASY product to make. I¶m experimenting with product ideas for a presentation I am giving to a Beekeeping association on ways to expand their product lines. This one is a natural! 2.5 oz Turkey Red Castor oil 2.5 oz Polysorbate 20 2 oz filtered honey 4 - 8 drops of Lemon Essential Oil Weigh first three ingredients into a Pyrex measuring pitcher, or other microwave save bowl. Heat in the microwave until liquids are warmed and fluid. Mix well, add your Lemon Essential Oil to the scent level you like (4 - 8 drops for this tiny formula). Pour into a clear PETE bottle with a flip top or disc top cap. This mini formula makes one 8 oz bottle of Honey Lemon Bath Syrup, or as I like to call it, Honey Lemon Bath Drizzle. Instructions for use are simply to add an ounce or so to the running bath water and then luxuriate in this decadent indulgence. This product will not separate nor will it leave an oily film on your tub. Turkey Red Castor oil is not only water soluble, but the Polysorbate 20 emulsifies the water soluble honey with the Turkey Red Castor Oil. This Honey Lemon Bath Drizzle will leave your body lightly moisturized. The energetic, fresh lemony scent will invigorate and uplift your sense of well being.
Brown Sugar & Spice Bath Salt
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1 cup epsom salts 1/4 cup sea salts 3 Tbs. baking soda 1 tbs finely ground regular oatmeal (optional for added skin softening) 3 tsp. brown sugar 1 tsp. cinnamon 1/2 tsp. ground ginger 1/4 tsp. ground cloves
Combine all ingredients and whisk together until well blended, making sure to break up any clumps of brown sugar. Add 2 tablespoons of the bath salts to a warm tub of water and enjoy. Store in a clean dry container with a tight fitting lid.
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