Basic Lotion Bars Ingredients:
- 2 oz beeswax
- 1 oz almond oil
- 1 oz cocoa butter
Fragrance oil or essential oil Instructions:
Melt beeswax and cocoa butter on the stove or microwave in a clean pot. Once melted, remove from heat and add the almond oil. Mix in the fragrance oil or essential oil one drop at a time until it’s reached the desired scent.
Pour the mixture into a mold or even a deodorant tube (for easy, non-messy application) and let it set completely before using.
In small pan over water melt:
- 3 tabs. safflower oil 1 tabs. lanolin
- 1 tabs cocoa butter
- 1/3 cup light mineral oil
- 1tsp. almond extract or add eos of you like
In a pint jar place
- 2 tabs. water
- 1 tabs glycerine
- 1/4 cup plus 2 tabs. 70% ethanol alcohol
- 1 drop food or other color
When the oils are cool add to the pint jar and shake. Divide into (2) 6 oz jars.
In about half an hour the lotion will separate into 3 different layers. Each one a different color. Shake and it becomes an emulsion, let stand and it separates again. This is really pretty and feels so good.
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- 1 tablespoon of powdered Irish Moss
- 1 cup of distilled water
- 1/4 cup of Aloe Vera Gel
- 2 tablespoons of grapeseed oil (the recipe calls for sweet almond oil, so use what you like 🙂 Will make 4 ozs.
Mix together the Irish Moss and water and let sit for 20 min.
Pour the mixture into a small saucepan and boil for 20 min. Strain off the solids; You will gave a clear jelly.
Measure 1/4 cup of your seaweed jelly and mix with the aloe vera gel. Let the mixture cool completely.
* Pour the seaweed mixture into the blender and blend on low speed; slowly add the oil in a thin stream until all is blended.
Pour into container.
Mint Body Lotion
1/2 cup mint water (see note below)
1/8 tsp. borax powder
1/2 c. sunflower oil 1 tsp. coconut oil
1 tsp. grated beeswax
3-4 drops peppermint oil (optional)
Mix together the mint water and the borax, stirring until well mixed. Set aside.
Mix together the sunflower oil, coconut oil, and beeswax in a glass measuring cup. Place the cup with the oils-beeswax mixture in a pan of water (about 1 to 2 inches of water), making a water bath. Heat over medium heat until the beeswax is melted (8 to 10 minutes), stirring occasionally.
When the wax is melted, bring the mint solution almost to boiling (put the glass cup with the mint water/borax in the microwave on High for 1 minute, or use a water bath on the stove top).
Remove the oils-beeswax mixture from the water bath. Slowly add mint water/borax to the mixture in the blender and whip).
Allow the lotion to cool completely. The consistentency may seem a bit thin, but it will thicken as it cools. The lotion will be pale green in color. You may add the peppermint oil now if you wish.
Pour the lotion into a clean container with a lid. To use, massage a small amount into your skin.
Note: Mint water is made by boiling fresh or dried mint leaves in water and then letting the mixture cool. Strain off the mint leaves. I use 1 cup fresh mint (1/4 cup dried mint leaves) to 1 cup water.
Rosewater & Glycerin Lotion
- 2 tablespoons glycerine
- 2 tablespoons corn flower (cornstarch)
- 1/2 cup distilled water
- 2 tablespoons rosewater
Mix together all ingredients in an ovenproof glass bowl or pitcher. Heat until just boiling and thick, 1 to 2 minutes in the microwave on High (stirring every 30 seconds), or on the stove top in a water bath. The lotion will be clear and jellylike; stir thoroughly and cool completely. When the lotion is cool, pour into a clean, airtight container.
Note: If your lotion becomes too thick, you can thin it by adding water, one tablespoon at a time and stirring thoroughly.
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- 2 T. apricot kernal Oil ( I used almond oil)
- 1/4 c. walnut oil ( I used grapeseed oil)
- 1/4 c. stearic acid powder
- 1/2 t. baking soda
- 1 T. aloa vera gel (I used the clear gel from wally world)
- 1 cup water ( I used commercial rose water)
Combine the oils and stearic acid powder and heat over low heat until stearic acid powder is melted.
Combine baking soda, aloe vera gel and water in microwave safe container. Microwave until just boiling (1 to 2 min)
Slowly add 1/3 of the water solution to the oil mixture and stir. Then using a blender (either stick or regular) slowly add the rest of the water to the oil mixture and blend on high. The mixture will be a white fluffy cream. Spoon into a clean container and allow to cool completely. Massage a small amount of the cream on your face and neck. Store in a cool dry place. Yield – 12 oz.
Honey And Almond Scrub
- 1/2 Cold cream — small jar
- 1 tb Honey
- Slivered almonds
Whirl slivered almonds in a blender until they’re as fine as freshly ground pepper. Mix with cold cream and add honey. Keep refrigerated.
Anti-Aging Face Mask
Number Of Applications : 1
Preparation/Application Time : 0:20
1/4 cup heavy whipping cream 1 medium banana — peeled
1 vitamin E capsule
Mash together cream and banana. Stir in contents of capsule. -Smooth onto face and neck.
Leave on for 10 to 15 minutes. -Wipe off with damp cloth.
NOTES : Look younger instantly
Apple Mask For Normal Skin
Number Of Applications : 1
Preparation/Application Time : 0:45
1 apple — quartered, cored
2 Tablespoons honey
1/2 teaspoon ground sage
Chop apple in food processor.
Add honey and sage to apple.
Mix well. -Refrigerate for 10 minutes.
Pat mixture onto face with a light tapping motion, tapping until honey feels tacky.
Leave on for 30 minutes. Rinse.