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:
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?ref=sr_list_1&listing_id=19774404&ga_search_query=kaolin+clay&ga_search_type=user_shop_ttt_id_5635819

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:
http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5635819§ion_id=5328241

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



http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=24030162

Zinc Oxide



http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?ref=sr_list_1&listing_id=24032042&ga_search_query=zinc&ga_search_type=user_shop_ttt_id_5635819

Kumquat Fragrance Oil



http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=24405841

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:
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?ref=sr_list_2&listing_id=21710166&ga_search_query=almond+oil&ga_search_type=user_shop_ttt_id_5635819

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
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?ref=sr_list_2&listing_id=16902382&ga_search_query=grapeseed&ga_search_type=user_shop_ttt_id_5635819

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
http://www.etsy.com/search_results_shop.php?search_type=user_shop_ttt_id_5635819&search_query=flax+seeds


Dried Lavender
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?ref=sr_list_3&listing_id=22668246&ga_search_query=lavender&ga_search_type=user_shop_ttt_id_5635819

Friday, May 1, 2009

Did someone say cupcakes?



http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=24456721

New Puzzle Piece Mold:


http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=24455666

Lip Balm containers and packaging:


http://www.etsy.com/search_results_shop.php?search_type=user_shop_ttt_id_5635819&search_query=lip+balm+tubes

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