Thursday, September 10, 2009

SudsNSuch awesome tutorial!!



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Monday, August 3, 2009

Bath Bomb Mold




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Basic Bath Bomb Recipe

This recipe makes 2 to 3 -9" spheres

Dry ingredients:
1 cup baking soda (sodium bicarbonate)
½ cup citric acid (sifted or finely ground)
½ cup corn starch
dry herbs or flowers (optional)

Wet ingredients:
2 ½ tablespoons sweet almond oil
¾ tablespoon water
¼ - 1 teaspoon of essential or fragrance oil
colorant (optional), iron oxides, FD&C colors or mica powders

3-dimensional mold or deep dish style molds
squirt bottle with witch hazel or water
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Mix all the dry ingredients together and set aside. Mix the wet ingredients in an old jar with a lid so they can be shaken well. Slowly pour the wet ingredients into the dry and mix with your hands. The citric acid my start to fizz, so pour slowly and work the liquid in as you go. The mixture should be damp enough to hold together. If needed, mist with witch hazel or water. Work fast to press the mixture into the molds. If you're using a 2-part sphere, fill each side and then press together. Let bombs dry in the mold for a few hours. Larger spheres may need more drying time. Remove from mold and let dry for 1 week before use. Cover with tissue paper and store in a dry place.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Cough & Cold Fizzy Bath Bombs

What You Need

½ tsp. Kelly Green liquid soap dye or food coloring
1 ½ cups baking soda (sodium bicarbonate)
1/4 tsp. Eucalyptus Radiata Essential Oil
1/4 tsp. Peppermint Essential Oil
¾ cup citric acid
Spray mister filled with water or witch hazel

Mixing

Place your essential oil and dye in your bowl first. Next add the baking soda. Mix well together. Add your citric acid last. Note: you don't want to add the citric acid to the liquids as it will cause the citric acid to react. Stir mixture together with a spoon to disperse the fragrance and dyes. Blend the entire mixture with your hands until the color and dye are evenly dispersed and the mixture begins to hold its shape in your hand when you press it together. If you find your mixture is too dry and not holding it's shape, spray one or two mists of either water or witch hazel. Blend your mixture some more. You may need to repeat this step a couple of times to get the consistency you need to mold your bath bomb.


Molding

Take a handful of your bath bomb mixture and pack it tightly into your mold. Level off the back of the bomb, trim off any other excess mixture and flip out onto a waxed lined cookie sheet or other flat surface that is lined with wax paper. Allow your bath bomb to set up for one day.

If you find your bath bombs are sticking in the mold, chances are you may have too much water in them. Lightly dust the inside of the mold with baking soda and pack a new bomb in again. One customer told us that she sprays a cloth with cooking spray and wipes the inside of the molds which works for her.

If you find your bombs are crumbling, you probably need to add one or two mists of water and mix well again. Be careful not to over mist.


Packaging Ideas

Wrap your bath bombs in pretty plastic gift bags and tie a ribbon on the top.
Wrap your bombs in netting with the top tied as well.


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Bath bomb mold:


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Thursday, July 2, 2009

Brown Sugar and Lemon Scrub

A touch of lemon makes this scrub so refreshing!

1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup salt
1 tablespoon of kalamansi or lemon
1 tablespoon of virgin coconut oil(vco)
1 tablespoon of honey

Mix brown sugar and salt, then add kalamansi or lemon juice, virgin coconut oil and honey, mix well.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Stainless Steel Mitre Box Soap Cutter




A durable, heavy-duty stainless steel mitre (miter) box designed for slicing loaf or tube soaps. Two slots spaced one-inch apart. Cut 1" or 2" thick soap slices. Use with our soap cutter to ensure even slicing. For use with our square, rounded or wooden loaf molds. Measures 4 5/8" wide x 3" high. Slide loaf soap into the box. A lipped end-stop keeps soap in place while cutting. Makes even and professional cuts.

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Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Summer Rain Massage Oil Recipe

You will need:
10 teaspoons grapeseed oil
6 drops of lavender essential oil
2 drops rose essential oil
2 drops jasmine essential oil

Blend ingredients well.

Warm up oil before doing any massage including your fingertips.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Flavored Lip Balm

2 tsp. beeswax
7-8 tsp. light oil (sweet almond oil, castor, jojoba oil)
1 tsp. honey
5 drops flavoring

Melt oil and beeswax until wax is melted. Remove from heat and add honey. Blend thoroughly, stirring constantly. Add flavorings and put into containers.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Avocado Facial Masque

for normal-oily skin types

1 Tablespoon bentonite clay
2 teaspoons Avocado Oil
2 drops of Rose absolute
2 drops of Roman Chamomile essential oil
5 drops of lavender essential oil
2 drops tea tree essential oil

Combine all ingredients in a sterile bowl and add
a very small amount of warmed distilled or purified water
to blend, if needed.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Homemade Clay Mask for All Skin Types

Masks (homemade or otherwise) should stay on for 10-15 minutes. Follow with a cleansing and a thin layer of moisturizer.
Ingredients:

1½ tsp green clay (French is preferred)
½ tsp kaolin clay
1½ tbsp aloe vera gel
1 tbsp rosewater
2 drops rose essential oil
Preparation:

Mix green and kaolin clays together.
Add in the aloe vera gel, rosewater and oils.
Refrigerate mixture for up to four weeks.

Kaolin Clay:
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Cuticle Balm

1/2 ounce Beeswax
1 ounce Jojoba Oil
2 drops of Myrrh Essential Oil
2 drops of Tea Tree Essential Oil
2 drops of Vitamin E Oil
Melt beeswax in a double boiler, add jojoba; stirring gently until mixed. Remove from heat and add essential oils and Vitamin E. Pour into containers.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Edible massage oil

Edible massage oil can be made with all-natural, vitamin fortified oils that will be completely absorbed by the skin, leaving it soft, supple and revitalized. Lightly scented with the natural aphrodisiac of chocolate-mint or the flavors of your choice.

Recipe makes 4 ozs.

1.5 ozs of Almond, sweet oil
1 oz of Grapeseed oil
1 oz of Apricot Kernel oil
.5 oz of Sunflower oil
1/2 tsp. of any combination of all natural flavor oils
4 oz bottle

Mix all ingredients and pour into a 4 oz squeeze or dropper bottle. Heat oil in its container in a warm water bath prior to massage. Shelf life: 2-3 months.

Flavor Oils:
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Friday, May 8, 2009

Sheer Lipstick

2 oz. beeswax
2 oz. Grapeseed Oil
1/4 oz. Wheatgerm Oil
2 tsp. Zinc Oxide (by volume - optional - may substitute titanium dioxide)
4 tsp. lip safe mica (by volume)

The zinc oxide will provide a opaque, matte effect to your lipstick. If you use just mica, you will have a more sheer lip balm.

Melt the beeswax in a double boiler. Once fully melted, add the Grapeseed and Wheatgerm oil. Pour your colorant into the double boiler and stir well. Let this mixture sit until mixture begins to thicken slightly (thus suspending the colorant better) and pour into jars or tubes


Antique Copper Mica



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Zinc Oxide



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Kumquat Fragrance Oil



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Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Brown Sugar Body Scrub

2/3 cup Brown Sugar
1/2 Cup Sweet Almond Oil
10 Drops Vitamin E
10 Drops Essential oil/Fragrance Oil

Mix oil, vitamin E and EO/FO in a bowl. Add sugar and mix well. Divide into containers.

Sweet Almond Oil:
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Saturday, May 2, 2009

Bugger OFF Insect Repellent Recipe

Ingredients: (Makes 2 ozs. measured)

1/2 oz. Distilled Water
1/4 oz. Witch Hazel
1/2 oz. Lemongrass Essential Oil
1/4 oz. Citronella Essential Oil
1/4 oz. Rosemary Essential Oil
1/4 tsp. Grapeseed Oil
5 drops Vitamin E Oil

Mix all ingredients and pour
into a glass or aluminum spray
bottles. Shake well before
each use.
Grapeseed oil
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Dream Pillows

Here's all you need:

- 2 pieces of fabric, we've chosen silk in 2 different colors
- 1/2 lb flax seeds
- 2 cups dried lavender or any dried herb
- pins, scissors, can be sewn by hand or by machine

Step 1 - Choose a cool silky fabric that flows and cut 2 pieces about 6" x 11."

Step 2 - With the rights sides together, pin the perimeter of the fabric leaving
a small opening at one end.

Step 3 - Sew the pieces together.

Step 4 - Turn right-side out and fill with 1/2 lb of flax seed and 2 cups
of dried lavender or any dried herb. Allow for movement in the
pillow, so don't over-stuff.

Step 5 - Sew up the remaining opening.

Step 6 - Lie back and place pillow over your eyes, breath deeply to feel the
aroma.

A wonderful natural way to relieve stress or headaches. Dream pillows are so easy to make, here's a step by step how-to .....


Flax seeds
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Dried Lavender
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Friday, May 1, 2009

Did someone say cupcakes?



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New Puzzle Piece Mold:


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Lip Balm containers and packaging:


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Olive Oil Lip Balm Recipe

This lip balm recipe coats your lips with a protective layer of wonderful
olive oil (the miracle oil).

Weigh all ingredients.

2 oz olive butter
1 ½ oz olive oil
1½ oz candelilla wax or beeswax
1 oz cocoa butter
5-10 drops of Vitamin E (Tocopherol)
5-10 drops rosemary oil extract (ROE)
1-2 teaspoons total of ginger essential and grapefruit essential oil

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. 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 jars or cups and then add the
flavor oils. Adjust the amount of flavor oil accordingly. Stir flavor oils in
and pour into lip balm containers. If the mixture starts to harden, place in
the microwave for a few seconds to re-melt and then pour.

Recipe makes 6 ozs

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Tray for lip balm tube filling


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Flavor Oils:
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Fragrance Oils:

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Making Bath Bombs

Ingredients:

1 Cup Baking Soda
3/4 Cup Citric Acid
2 Tbsp White Kaolin Clay
1 Tbsp Grape Seed Oil
2 Tsp Poly Sorbate 80
Vitamin E Oil
1 Tsp Fragrance Oil
1/4 Tsp Borax Power
1/4 Tsp Gel Colorant
12 Spritzers Of Alcohol

Put on plastic gloves before you begin this recipe.
Mix together in a small glass bowl the grape seed oil, poly sorbate 80, fragrance oil, vitamin e and colorant. After completely mixed, add borax powder.
In a medium sized glass bowl combine the baking soda, citric acid, and kaolin clay.
Using your hands mix the liquid mixture into the dry mixture using 3-4 full large "swoops", then spray 4 squirts of alcohol. Do this 3 times until the texture is the consistency of sand. This means that when all ingredients are combined you should be able to make a ball of the mixture into your hand that keeps its form (like damp sand).
Take your bath bomb molds and pack both halves with the mixture tightly. Make sure there's lots of excess mix in the middle of the two molds before you bring them together to make the circle. Bring the two halves of the mold together tightly, twisting to the size rather than pushing together. Excess material will fall off so do this over the bowl. When the 2 plastic molds are touching to make the circle, gently "pinch" the mold away from the mixture leaving it in one tight compact ball.
Ball should be left out for 24-48 hours to firm, then wrap in plastic and voila!