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 Basic Rule Of Thumb
For Mixing Massage Oils

1/2 oz.=15ml base oil +8 drops. essential oil

1 oz. =30ml base oil +16 drops. essential oil

4 oz.= 120ml base oil + 1 tsp(5ml) essential oil

8 oz. =250ml base oil + 2 tsp.(10ml) essential oil

16 oz. = 500ml base oil + 4 tsp.(16ml) essential oil

32 oz. = 1000ml base oil + 8 tsp.(25ml) or 1 oz. essential oil


30 ml = 1.01 ounce


Tip: To achieve a calming effect, use Rosemary and Lavender oil. For an invigorating effect, use Rosemary and Peppermint. You may also blend a mixture of 1/2 calming oils and 1/2 invigorating oils. The amount of essential oil to use is dependent on your personal preference.


Important: Always sterilize bottles, jars and utensils. Using a dishwasher with high heat drying is a good way to sterilize. 


Basic Recipe Ideas

Sea Salt Body Scrub
2 lbs. Medium Sea Salt
1 lbs. Fine Sea Salt
1 tsp. Essential Oil of our choice
1 TBSP Glycerin
2 oz Almond Oil
2 oz. Jojoba Oil
Mix well and place in airtight container for storage. Enjoy!!!


Shampoo For Normal Hair
4 oz. Liquid Soap
2 drops Rosemary Oil
2 drops Lemon Oil
7 drops Eucalyptus Oil
Mix all ingredients and mix in a blender on low setting. 
Pour into a container of your choice. 
May be thickened with Li-Gel or thinned with
distilled water if desired.


Face & Body Scrub
3 oz. Liquid Soap
3 oz. Lotion Base
1/2 teaspoon Apricot Seed Powder
Add TLC Preservative as per instructions

Mix all ingredients and stir, using a whisk ensures even mixing.
When using Apricot Seed or any herb, you must add preservative
to avoid molding.
May be thickened with Li-Gel or thinned with
distilled water if desired.


Lip Balm
2 oz. Grapeseed Oil
1/2 oz. Bees Wax
1/2 oz. Shea Butter
TLC Preservative
Lip Balm Tubes or Jars

Slowly warm Grapeseed Oil (double boiler is best).

Add Beeswax and  Shea Butter.

Melt together and blend until clear. Remove from heat and allow to cool.

Add essential oil or oils of your choice. Add oils drop by drop. You can add color at this time if you desire. Add several drops of preservative at this time.

Pour into jars or tubes while still liquid. Leave lids off until fully congealed to prevent condensation.

Tip: Use one of our flavor/fragrances or essential oil for a scrumptious lip balm!


Lip Gloss

1/2 Tablespoon  beeswax
1/2 Tablespoon Cocoa Butter
1 teaspoon Coconut Oil
fragrance/flavor/essential oil

Mix together and melt. You can melt it in the microwave for about 45 seconds. (microwaves vary). Pour into small container. Be creative with flavors & fragrances!


Lip Gloss

1/4 cup + 2 Tablespoons of Almond Oil
4 Tablespoons Beeswax
1/4 teaspoon Cocoa Butter
1 Tablespoon Honey
6 Capsules Vitamin E Oil (pure)
2 to 3 drops of essential oil (orange, peppermint, spearmint, lemon, etc)

Melt Beeswax & Cocoa Butter. While cooling add, honey, almond oil and vitamin E. Add essential oil last when cool.


Bath Fizzies

Combine 4 oz. Citric Acid, 8 oz. Sodium Bicarbonate, 4 oz. Corn Starch  and mix well.

Slowly add 1/2 teaspoon of Almond Oil and mix well. Too much oil will cause crumbling.

If desired, add color and fragrance at this time. Add each drop by drop until desired effect is achieved.

Press into molds or form into tight balls.

Allow to dry for at least 24 hours before using.


Milk Bath Fizzers
1 Tbsp Powdered Milk or Lactose
1/2 cup Baking Soda
1/4 cup Corn Starch
1/2 cup Citric Acid
1.5 ounces Distilled Water (available at any grocery store)
15 drops of Essential Oil or Fragrance

You will need to put your water in a spray bottle

Mix together all dry ingredients. Spritz your mixture lightly (avoid adding too much water at one time, or mix will fizz). Continue misting the mixture with distilled water while stirring until all the water is gone. Add essential oil or fragrance and stir. Make sure you have a consistent blend. Mold together. Press mixture into mold (a square or rectangular (9x6x2) mold works best). Allow to harden for 4 to 8 hours. Then chip out fizzers into random sized chunks. 

Will fill approximately two 8 ounce jars. 


Basic Soap Formula
For Body Wash & Hand Wash

2000ml (2 liters) Distilled Water
500ml (1 pint) Liquid Soap Base (Concentrate)
3 TBSP + 1 tsp Ligel (Thickener)
12ml Preservative
Dye of choice for color (optional)
2-1/2 oz. fragrance of choice (optional)

Warm water, add Ligel as it cools off. Water will start to thicken. As it does, add the soap base. Mix well. Add any additive you wish, such as glitter, grain products or powdered flower petals. When adding any of these, you must add a preservative to prevent molding. As the mixtures cools, add color and fragrance, if desired.


Foot Pomade

4 oz Almond Oil
1 oz. Beeswax
1 oz. Cocoa Butter
1 oz. Shea Butter
5 Drops Cedarwood Oil or Eucalyptus Oil
5 Drops Orange Oil or Peppermint Oil

Heat Almond Oil in a double boiler, add Beeswax, Cocoa Butter and Shea Butter. Heat until everything has melted. Add Cedarwood and Orange Oil. Pour into jar, let cool in container before putting on lid.


Soft Feet Soak

Soothe and soften feet with 1/4 cup fine sea salt  and 2 Tablespoons Almond Oil added to a basin of warm water. Gently massage feet and slip into cotton socks.


Basic Shampoo Formula
For Normal Hair

4 oz Liquid Soap Base (Concentrate)
2 Drops Rosemary Oil
4 Drops Lemon Oil
7 Drops Eucalyptus Oil

Dilute liquid soap (4 to 1 with distilled water). If necessary, thicken with Ligel. Follow instructions on bottle. Add oils and mix in a blender on slow setting. Pour into container.


Lotion Bar

1 oz. Beeswax
6 oz. Shea Butter or Cocoa Butter
7 oz. Macadamia Nut Oil
3 oz. Avocado Oil
4 grams Essential Oil or Fragrance of choice

Heat solids (beeswax & butter) until they are liquid. Add in the rest of ingredients and stir thoroughly. Pour lotion mixture into containers or mold. Wait for them to solidify before using.


Smooth Lotion

45 ml Emulsifying Wax
70 ml Vegetable Oil of Choice
(try blending Apricot Kernel, Jojoba & Sweet Almond Oil together)
20 ml Glycerin
130 ml Distilled Water
1 gm Citric Acid
10-30 drops Essential or Fragrance Oil of choice

1. Melt together until barely melted:

 Emulsifying Wax & Vegetable Oil (your choice)

*  Try blending Apricot, jojoba, Sweet Almond oil together.

Glycerin

2.  Add and blend with hand mixer or Braun for about 30 seconds:

Room Temperature Distilled water

*  try aloe, floral waters, etc. as part or all of liquid

1 gm  Citric Acid (pinch)

*If you heat the water portion slightly - it makes mixing easier- and pouring into the bottles!

3. Add 10 - 30 drops Essential Oil
*add after you have blended oils and water together.

4. Options

1.10 ml    TLC preservative ( add after oils and water have been blended and have cooled.)
5 ml Aloe vera oil

5. Pour into clean, sterilized containers.  You skin will love you!

Try this Relaxation recipe for your lotion or spritzer!

3 ml        Lavender essential
2 ml        Rose geranium


Fragrance Stones

1-1/2 cups flour
1/4 cup salt
1/4 tsp. cornstarch
2/3 cup boiling water
1 TBSP 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 f/o 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.


Bath Cookies

2 cups of Sea salt or rock salt
1/2 cup Baking soda
1/2 cup Cornstarch
2 TBSP of Almond oil
1 tsp Vitamin E oil
1-2 eggs
6 drops Essential oil

These bath cookies make fantastic gifts any time of the year.

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.

Figure 1The picture is of chocolate chip bath cookie. Just sprinkle in 2 tbs of chocolate sprinkles or chocolate chips.

 


Bath Jelly

1 packet of Unflavored gelatin
1 tsp of Sea Salt
1/2 cup of Liquid soap
3/4 cup of Water
Food Coloring
Fragrant oils or essential oils of choice
Jar with lid

Empty the packet of gelatin into a bowl and set aside. In saucepan, boil 3/4 cup of water. 

Carefully pour the hot water into a mixing bowl and mix with the gelatin powder. Let the gelatin dissolve completely.

Pour the liquid soap into the gelatin mix.
Add 2 drops of food coloring into the mix and add your fragrance oil. Add about 5 drops and stir it very gently so the bubbles do not become too agitated.

Add any remaining ingredients.

Pour the mix into a clean storage container and allow to set for several hours in the refrigerator.

Tip: For kids: 
Add a small toy into the Jelly before it sets to give the kids an incentive to get to the bottom of the Jelly soap.

 Avoid mold by keeping it in an airtight container in a cool place at all times. (Preservative may be added). 

Add a plastic spoon to the jar to make use easier.


TO USE :

Place a small amount of jelly under warm running water to use.

For firmer Jelly that you can slice. Add 3 tsp of gelatin to the above ingredients.


Facial Clay Mask

Clay masks withdraw excess oil and pollutants from our faces.
Even if it's very cold where you live and your skin is chapped and dry, a soothing clay mask will be beneficial, especially if you mix the clay with a moisturizing vegetable oil base.


Kaolin: Also known as china clay. This clay is able to balance the skin's sebum activity. For those unfamiliar with clay masks, this is the one that's recommended the most.


Fuller's earth: This is a very fine grayish colored powder derived from algae that is chock full of minerals and is super absorbing. Normal and oily skin types benefit from this earthy substance.

Skin Types:

To combine the clay you'll need various types of liquids, depending upon your skin type. Here's a general guide:

Dry/Sensitive Skin: Best to use  Heavy cream, honey or vegetable oils such as grapeseed, sweet almond, jojoba or olive.

Normal Skin: A light vegetable oil such as grapeseed or sweet almond. Whole milk is recommended, as are flower waters such as rose or orange. Only use one liquid at a time!

Oily Skin:  Distilled or spring water, witch hazel, flower waters.

Before you make your clay mask, clean your face thoroughly as this will allow the clay to really do its job much more effectively. Some experts recommend steaming/massaging your face before applying the clay mask.

Mixing Ingredients:

In a glass bowl, blend 2 Tablespoons of the clay with approximately 3 Tablespoons of the liquid. Pour the liquid in slowly so you don't add too much. The consistency should be thick, not runny. If you add more of the wet ingredient than you want, just increase the amount of clay.

Applying the Mask:

You can spread the mask with your fingers, or a cotton swab. Avoid the eye area and use upward strokes. Apply to the neck also. Spend anywhere from 15-30 minutes relaxing, preferably lying down. Don't fall asleep! When the mask is dry, rinse off with lukewarm or cool water. Your skin will glow with vibrant good health.

Adding Essential Oils:

A drop or two of a pure essential oil such as ylang ylang, rose, lavender or orange will be helpful for your face and will further calm you.

Gift Ideas:

Don't know what to give someone for Christmas or an upcoming birthday/special occasion? Find a pretty colored glass jar with an airtight lid and add the type of clay you think would be good for their skin type. Make sure you label it and add instructions.


Lemon Salt Hand Scrub

1 cup Sea Salt
6 drops Lemon Essential Oil
2 ounces Almond Oil

Mix together Salt and Essential Oil. Place the mixture in a glass jar.

Pour the almond oil over the mixture. There's no need to further stir it.

To use, wash and dry hands. Massage salt scrub across hands and rub gently to exfoliate and refresh. Rinse well with warm water. Pat dry. 



More Recipes to come!

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