Thursday, March 24, 2011

Oatmeal & Honey Milk Bath

13 oz Milk Powder
2 oz Oatmeal (ground to a coarse powder in a blender or food processor)
1.0 oz Honey Powder
0.5 to 1 oz Fragrance Oil (optional)

Combine all of the dry ingredients, and then add the fragrance (optional) to the powder mixture. Stir thoroughly, until the fragrance has been evenly distributed. Spoon 2 ounces into large heat sealable tea bags. Seal with an hot iron. Makes 8 baths.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Powdered Eye Shadow Recipe


1/4 teaspoon Arrowroot Powder
1/8 teaspoon Magnesium Stearate
1/16 - 1/4 teaspoon eye approved Mica Powder
2 - 4 drops Jojoba

These measurements will result in approximately 1/2 teaspoon of powdered eye shadow, enough to sample and experiment with. You can double or triple the recipe to adequately fill your choice of jars or other packaging. It, however, is trickier to thoroughly blend the fine powders and get minute lumps out of the white powders when you more than double the recipe. If you want to make a quadruple batch, it's best to make two individual double batches and then combine them.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Chocolate Bacon Flavor Wax

When mixing the ingredients for your lip balm, just add this wax prior to the melting phase. This flavor wax is used at a rate of 2 to 5%. To calculate this correctly first you need the weight of the mixture you need. Now multiply that amount by 2% and you will get the flavor amount. Multiply the total you want by 98% and you will get the total weight of the lip balm base you need. Want to use more? Then multiply the total amount of material you need by 5% to get the flavor amount, and 95% to get the base amount.

For a batch of lip balm that makes 50 tubes you will need 7 to 14 grams of flavor wax.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Bath Salts With Cyclomethicone

1 teaspoon liquid glycerine
3 teaspoons cyclomethicone
3 or 4 drops of color as required
½ teaspoon fragrance oil or essential oil
2 cups epsom salts, coarse sea salt and/or refined sea salts

Place the glycerine, color and fragrance in a Ziploc bag. Add salts. Seal bag closed and gently roll around until all ingredients are blended and color is even. Pour into glass jars or in small bags and tie off with a pretty bow.

Note: Liquid glycerine helps to coat the salts so that they don't harden up as badly when exposed to moisture. Also you get the added benefits that glycerine offers by helping to draw moisture in the air to your skin. The cyclomethicone will add a silkiness to the skin after your bath.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Fragrance Stones

1-1/2 cups flour
1/4 cup salt
1/4 tsp. cornstarch
2/3 cup boiling water
1 tbls. Fragrance Oil
Colorant of your choice

Mix all dry ingredients. Heat water in a Pyrex cup in the microwave or on the stove. Add the fragrance oil and the color to the water. Stir water mixture into flour mixture. Mix as best you can and then knead the dough with your hands. At this point you just want it to look like pie or cookie dough. Roll it out about a quarter of an inch thick. Cut into shapes or use cookie cutters. Another option is to stamp the flat shapes. Let the dough stones dry. They get hard as rocks and will last for months.