Saturday, October 23, 2010

Solid Bar Shampoo

Ingredients: (Follow the instructions for basic cold process soap)
Weigh all ingredients. Makes approximately 2 lbs.

16 oz Coconut 76 Oil
16 oz Olive Oil
4 oz Wheat Germ Oil
4 oz Castor Oil
5.9 oz Lye (Sodium Hydroxide)
15 oz Distilled Water
2 oz Any Fragrance Oil or Essential Oil (we used Peppermint Essential Oil)
Allow this soap to cure 4-5 weeks, but can be used after 3 weeks.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Organic Lipstick


Ingredients
1 tablespoon dried alkanet root
1 tablespoon beeswax
3/8 cup organic extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon jojoba oil
9 Drops rose essential oil
You will also need a piece of muslin cloth

Directions
Grate the beeswax and melt it using a double boiler or microwave. Heat the jojoba oil and the extra virgin olive oil, for around ten minutes. Remove the oils from heat and add the alkanet root to it. Let the alkanet root infuse with the oils for a few minutes, so that the color starts mixing well with the oils. Place a piece of muslin cloth over a container and pour the mixture through it to squeeze out the entire mixture. Then, pour the strained mixture into the double boiler and add the melted beeswax to it, heating it slightly so that it mixes well. Remove the mixture from heat and let it cool, and then add the nine drops of rose essential oil to it and stir well. Pour the mixture into lip pots or lip tubes and let it cool further.

New Fragrance Oils in this week

Chocolate Mousse
Coconut Lime Verbena
Dulce De Leche
Gunpowder
Kahlua
Sangria
Vanilla Chai

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Calming Spritzer

100ml distilled water
5 drops of Lavender Essential oil
3 drops Ylang Ylang essential oil
Spritzer Bottle

Add the essential oils to the distilled water then pour into a sterilized spritzer bottle.

Shake before use then Spritz yourself for a calming, emotional empowerment boost during the day.

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Monday, October 4, 2010

Bath Bomb - Green Tea

1 1/4 cups of Baking soda or Bicarbonate of Soda
1/2 cup of Citric acid
2 tsp of Almond Oil or Apricot kernel oil
1/2 tbs of Water
5 drops of Green food coloring
2 tbs of Green tea leaves (add up to 1 tsp of green tea fragrance oil if desired)

Combine the dry ingredients (except the tea leaves)into a bowl and stir until well mixed.

Next drizzle in the almond oil and stir until mixture is moistened. Add more oil and fragrance and stir until well mixed.

Then add the 1/2 tbs of boiling water to the green tea leaves and add to the dry mixture.

If mixture is crumbly then add more oil or a dash of water.

Roll the mixture into a ball using your hands or press it into a lightly oiled mold, such as a Bath Bomb mold or a chocolate mold. Let it slip out from the mold.

Put the ball/shape on a sheet of wax paper and leave it to dry till it is hard (about 24 hours).

Use 1 Bomb per bath.

Makes 7 Medium sized Bath Bombs

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Herbal Stick Deodorant Recipe


The essential oils for this recipe are all strongly anti-bacterial.

1 1/2 tbspn beeswax (yellow is best)
1/2 tbspn cocoa butter
1 tablespoon coconut oil
15 drops white thyme essential oil
15 drops rosemary essential oil
25 drops lavender essential oil
3 drops castor oil

Melt beeswax in a glass jar standing in hot water, add the cocoa butter, and when it has melted, add the oils. Stir to mix thoroughly, then pour into a clean, discarded deodorant stick case and leave to cool and set.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

BLACK SALVE RECIPE

BLACK SALVE RECIPE

2 Tablespoons Bee's Wax
3 Tablespoons Cocoa Butter
3 Tablespoons Shea Butter

2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
1 Tablespoon Vitamin E
1 Tablespoon Honey Powder
2 Tablespoons Activated Charcoal Powder
3 Tablespoons Rhassoul Clay

Optional: Herbal Extracts, Essential Oils (depending on what you're using the salve for), dried flowers...

8 1/2 ounce clear jars

Black Salve is touted to do everything these days.

What it does best is absorb toxins. The common use
for it is to put a glob of it on a bee sting, slivers
or a cut. It sucks out the poisons!
No home should be without it.

First Step:

Put Bees wax, cocoa butter and Shea butter in a small
pot and heat. You want to keep it at 180 degree for at
least 15 minutes.
This is easier than it sounds. Just heat it on medium
high until it is melted. Turn off the burner and let
it sit. It should still be over 180 in 15 minutes. :)

Second Step:

Add the rest of the ingredients and stir until well
blended.

Third Step:

Feel free to add any relevant herbal extracts to the
formula just before you spoon it in. You want to make
sure it is very cooled off before adding any extracts,
essential oils, or fragrance.

Fourth Step:

Once it is smooth, spoon into 1/2 ounce jars.