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.. .Body Powder/Baby powder 
(use less and mild oils for baby powder such as lavender or chamomile)

8 ounces arrowroot powder (herb) or cornstarch or a combination of both.
4 ounces baking soda, extends the base and gives deodorizing benefits. 

add 15 drops of your favorite essential oil or essential oil combination - 
Blend thoroughly and put in container. 
1/4 or 1/2 as much for baby powder - corn starch is probably best & leave out the  baking soda.
The best healing baby powder for diaper rash was given to me by a little old woman when my oldest daughter was a baby (she's now 41)  Brown flour in a dry pan with no oil and apply to bottom.

Lip Balm
1/2 cup (4 oz.) almond oil or other carrier oil (not mineral oil)
1 oz. beeswax    (If too soft add more beeswax- too hard add more carrier oil.)
1 tbsp. honey or 1 capsule of vitamin E 
                         (squeeze vit. E from pierced capsule - throw capsule away)
Add a few drops of essential oil.  (Do not exceed 5 drops at least the first time.) 

Combine carrier oil and beeswax, and warm oil to melt beeswax.  Stir in honey or vit. E and
then add the Essential oil.  Pour into small jars or balm tubes to harden.

You can make a solid perfume using the same method - just add more essential oil.  I always use pure essential oils, however, you could substitute perfume oils.  You might also use a healing combination such as "NoMo Pain" which smells great. 

Essential Oil cream
1 cup carrier oil or cocoa butter - (do not use mineral oil) 
2 1/2 Tbsp. beeswax 
1 cup water (luke warm) Distilled, aloe vera juice or Rosewater 
 30 to 50 drops essential oils 

In a glass measuring cup add oil and beeswax.  Put the measuring cup into a pan of water - the water needs to go at least 1/2 way up the outside of the measuring cup.  Heat until the beeswax melts.  Remove cup from pan.  Cool a little but do not let the beeswax harden.  Test by carefully putting finger in the wax mixture. It should not be uncomfortable, and a film of wax should form at the edge.  Pour luke warm water into a blender - remove center ring.  Turn blender on high speed and slowly add the oil and beeswax mixture. It is best to use a wide mouth funnel to keep splattering to a minimum.  The temperature of the oil and how steady the oil is poured will have some bearing on the finished product.  There is some leeway and perfection is not necessary. 

This should begin to harden after about 3/4's of the oil has been added.  At this point you may need to stir - preferably use a wooden chopstick along the top edges and be careful to stay away from the blades in the center.  Slowly add the rest of the oil until it becomes too stiff to take any more oil or until all the water is dissipated.  Sometimes there is some water left - pour it off or absorb with a paper towel. 

At this time you should have a thick, beautiful cream.  Now add the essential oils and turn on the blender just enough to combine the essential oils. Do not over blend.   Put in jars.  May be refrigerated for a longer shelf life. 

Lotion - follow the above directions  with these quantities of ingredients 
3/4 cup carrier oil or cocoa butter 
1 cup distilled water, Aloe Vera Juice or Rosewater 
2 Tbsp. beeswax 
30 drops Essential Oils 

Cream recipe - very simple #2 
2 oz carrier oil or a mix of carrier oil and aloe vera and 1 - 3 pea sized balls of beeswax. 
If stirred before it is completely cool and hardened it becomes gritty.  Add 5 to 10 drops of Essential oils after it has cooled and hardened to maintain the strength and integrity of the essential oil. 

This can also be made into a body scrub if made quite runny and mixed with 
salt and eos. 

2 cups distilled water 
1/4 cup vodka or Everclear (liquor store) 
1/2 cup red rose petals (red gives best color) 
Best time to pick is between 10:00 A.M. and Noon after dew is off but before the sun has released their essential oils. 
May add up to 15 drops rose oil if petals don't have enough scent. 

Combine water, vodka or everclear  and petals in a covered jar - place in the sun. 
It takes less than a day for the oils and color to be extracted from the petals by the sun. 
Strain through a coffee filter into a covered bottle and refrigerate. 
It needs to be used within 2 weeks. 

Glycerine and Rosewater Lotion
May add an equal amount of vegetable glycerin to the above recipe.  Shake well and bottle.   May be used all over the body. 

Bath Crystals
1 cup salt - rock, sea, or mineral  salt 
3 to 5 drops - Vegetable food coloring 
     (shake or mix well after each 2 drops added until it reaches desired color.) 
20 to 25 drops - Essential oil  Shake or mix well until oils are thoroughly absorbed. 
They will sparkle like jewels if you add a tsp of glycerine. 

Salt melts and softens the water, the glycerin will moisturize your skin and the color will vanish.
Soap Making
By Busy Bee Cleaning Service
Keeping Clean by Making your own Soap

People have been making their own soap for hundreds of years. Traditionally people would begin by making their own lye out of ashes. Today you can buy the lye in the store. Many people made their own soap because they did not have easy access or the ability to buy the soap from a store. Soap making has become popular again as people begin to want greener alternatives, and more control over the materials included in their soap.

Lots More great Info!

Here are some links from

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FFrom old lye company leaflet:

      Notes on Soapmaking 
      Preparing Fat       
      Basic Soap Recipe
      Temperature Chart 
      Separation and Reconciliation! 
      Reclaiming Soap
      Other Recipes
      Using a Stick Blender

      Links to separate pages:

      Modern Soapmaking Procedures
      Where to Find Ingredients
      Design Your Own Recipe! (including Saponification & Properties of Oils Charts) 
      All-Vegetable Soaps and Recipes
      Castile Soap Recipes 
      No Scale? Soap Recipes Using Fluid Measures
  Make your own sensational suds
Actually, soap is surprisingly easy and safe to make. You just need to be careful.

As you may recall from school, soap results from the chemical reaction between fats, which are acids, and lye, a base. Our soapmaking foremothers made a weak lye solution from wood ashes, but, lucky us, we can go to the supermarket and buy a truly scary modern convenience in a can, the aptly named Red Devil lye.

The truth about lye: It is not your friend. It is, in fact, the basest of bases - that is, it will hurt you if it can. Leave it unattended and someone will drink it and die. Neglect to use safety glasses just once and it will splash you squarely in the eyes.

But properly harnessed, lye will turn ordinary Crisco, lard or vegetable oils into a thing of beauty and utility. The lye disappears, married off molecule by molecule with the fat, leaving a mild and moisturizing bar with a high percentage of natural glycerin.

Your homemade soap will be kind, even healing, to troubled skin; creams and lotions will become as redundant as a wood stove in July. Once you try homemade soap, you won't go back.

But it's not always an easy sell. When I tried to give my 19-year-old daughter a bar specially formulated for oily skin, she took a step backward. "No way," she declared. "I'll turn into one big zit." Two weeks later, she called home to announce that her face had cleared up. Would I send some tea tree-peppermint soap for her roommates?

Older folks tend to be wary of "lye soap," those hard cakes made from lard that Grandma used for scrubbing everything from laundry to babies. Most people will marvel at your handcrafted soap, although it may take a little coaxing to get them to use it. But once they do, they'll be asking for more.

Which is a good thing, because I'll let you in on soapmaking's dirty little secret: Once you start, you won't want to stop.

In fact, if Oprah had followed her grandma out to the soap vat and started stirring, she might still be in Mississippi today.

How to

First and foremost, arm yourself with safety glasses and thin rubber gloves. Next you'll need:

  • A 4-quart stainless-steel pot to heat the oils. Do not use aluminum, as it reacts with the lye.
  • A heatproof 32-ounce measuring cup to mix the lye and water.
  • Two rubber spatulas, one for the lye and the other for the lye/fat mixture.
  • Plastic measuring cups and spoons.
  • A soap mold, such as a greased plastic food-storage container (place freezer paper over two sides like wings for easy soap  removal) or a small cardboard box lined with freezer paper.
  • An old blanket to insulate the soap.

Fats and oils. You won't find coconut and palm oils, the mainstays of most soap recipes, at the grocery store. So we'll use olive oil (the less expensive, the better) and vegetable shortening.

Distilled water. Tap or well water can cause problems.

Red Devil lye. It's at the grocery, next to the Drano. Do not use Drano, which is not pure sodium hydroxide. Shake Red Devil cans until you find one that sounds "smooth," not crunchy. Read the precautions on the label.

Scent. Use essential oils (the distillation of herbs and flowers used in aromatherapy and found at natural food stores) or synthetic fragrance oils (but only ones that have been tested for soapmaking). You'll need about half an ounce (about 1 1/2 tablespoons) to scent a pound of soap. Or make unscented soap. Just don't dump vanilla extract or your bottle of Chanel No. 5 into the soap pot: Alcohol and soap don't mix.

Color. Soaps can be colored with herbs, clay, spices and powdered pigments, to name a few. In a perfect world, blueberries would make blue soap. Alas, they do not. Food coloring also won't work.

Extras. Oatmeal and poppy seeds make excellent exfoliants. Herbs such as comfrey and calendula heal and soothe. Small amounts of expensive oils such as avocado, jojoba and hemp seed will make your soap even better.

A beginner's recipe to stir the imagination

There are endless combinations in soapmaking, limited only by your ingenuity, budget and natural law. Keep your first batch simple.

Very simple soap

1 cup plus 2 tablespoons Crisco

1 1/3 cups olive oil

1/4 cup Red Devil lye

6 fluid ounces cool distilled water

Arrange for two hours without interruptions. Wear long sleeves. Put on safety glasses and gloves. Keep vinegar at hand for lye splashes.

Measure the cool water in the heatproof cup. Place it in the sink, where it can't be knocked over. Working in a well-ventilated area, measure the lye. Hold your breath (not because of the danger, but because there will be fumes) and pour the lye slowly into the water, stirring until dissolved. The lye solution will top 175 degrees.

Place the Crisco in the stainless-steel pot over low heat until it melts (about 20 minutes). Add the olive oil. After another 15 minutes, take the soap pot off the heat.

Within five minutes, both the pot and the heatproof cup should feel toasty (about 115 degrees if you have a glass candy thermometer) but not hot. Slowly pour the lye solution into the fats, stirring steadily. The mixture will lighten and start to thicken.

Looking for trace. Stir diligently for 15 minutes, or until the soap traces. Trace occurs when a bit of raw soap, dribbled from the spatula across the surface, leaves "traces" for a few seconds before sinking back in. If you don't get trace after 15 minutes, take a 10-minute break. Stir another 15 minutes. Repeat. Your soap should eventually trace. (If it doesn't, recheck your measurements. You may have to start over.)

At trace, stir in 1 1/2 tablespoons scent and pour the soap immediately into the mold. Insulate. Scrape the leftover soap in the pot onto a paper towel and toss it.

Wash the utensils in hot water.

The cure. Leave the soap undisturbed for 24 hours. It will heat up as it goes through its chemical reaction, then cool. When the soap is firm, cut into four to six bars and put them in a dry, well-ventilated place, away from kids and pets.

Vegetable-based soap needs at least two weeks to tie up loose ends, while soaps made with animal fat seem to take twice that long to lose their "bite." Be patient.

Otherwise, you'll arouse unnecessary suspicion if you offer your creation with the words: "Here is your mild and moisturizing bar of homemade soap, but don't use it for two weeks, OK?"

Shampoo Vitamin Bar
2 pounds 11 oz. olive oil (Cosco brand is not good)
2 pounds 8 oz. cold distilled water
2 pounds 5 oz. coconut oil
1 pound 8 oz. palm oil
13 oz. castor oil
8 oz. goat milk  (has to stay below 90 degrees - need to get to 89 degrees
8 oz. wheat germ oil
4 oz. almond oil
 510 g.  lye
30 g.  grapefruit extract

Stir 45 min to 1 hour  then add 4 tsp  cheap essential oil or 1 tsp of ours

Vitamin Bar
4 pounds olive oil
2 1/2 pounds cold distilled water
2 pounds 8 oz. coconut oil
1 pound 8 oz. palm oil
8 oz. goat milk    (do not go above 90 degrees - do bring to 89 degrees)
473 g.  lye
30 g.   grapefruit extract

Stir 45 minutes to 1 hour  then add 4 tsp. cheap essential oil or 1 tsp of ours

Goat Milk Soap
4 pounds  Olive oil
2 pounds 8 oz.  Coconut oil
2 pounds 8 oz. cold distilled water
1 pound 8 oz palm oil
473 g.   sodium hydroxide (lye)
8 oz. cold goat milk
30 g.   grapefruit seed extract

Some essential oil suggestions of combinations to add to soaps

Geranium, Citronella  (Happy camper) 
Rosewood, Bergamot
Rosewood, Sandalwood, Lavandin
Geranium, Peppermint
Peppermint, Lemon, Lavandin

Scented rocks
Recipe #2
Arrange them in some sort of still life and place a scent-saturated cotton ball in a strategical spot  underneath where it can't be seen, but where the smell can come out of the cracks between the rocks.

Recipe #2
How to Make Your Own Scented Rocks
Place rocks in a bowl or dish to scent a room. A nice alternative to

  a.. 1/2 cup plain flour
  b.. 1/2 cup salt
  c.. 1/4 teaspoon essential oil (your favorite scent)
  d.. 2/3 cups boiling water
  e.. Food coloring, if desired
  1.. In bowl, mix dry ingredients well.
  2.. Add essential oil, and boiling water to dry ingred. (Scent will
be strong, but will fade slightly when dry.)
  3.. For colored stones, blend in food coloring, one drop at a time
until desired shade is reached.
  4.. Blend ingredients, and form balls.
  5.. Allow stones to dry.
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Make your own Perfume 

Essential oils 
Pure grain alcohol (Everclear, from a liquour store) Do not use wood alcohols which you buy in stores and pharmacies as they are poison to your body. 
Distilled Water 

Perfume is simple to make, the trick is to put the essential oils together creating a smell you like. Perfume is made up of base notes (the smell stays the longest on your skin), middle notes (smell stays second longest), and top notes (smell of oil evaporates first). Because the oils all evaporate at different rates the perfume may smell different as time goes on. Below are listed easily found essential oils divided into base, middle and top notes. 

There is some controversy on which oils belong in each group so this is only a starting place. 

Base notes-Cedarwood, Cinnamon, Patchouli, Sandalwood, Vanilla. Ylang ylang 
Middle notes-Clove, Geranium, Lemongrass, Nutmeg, Neroli 
Top notes-Bergamot, Lavender, Lemon, Lime. 
Bridge-vanilla, lavender (add a few drops to join base, middle and top notes together) 

To make your perfume, mix at least 25 drops total of essential oils divided evenly between base, middle and top notes. Start with the base notes, then middle, then top, smelling as you go. Add a few drops of the bridge oil. Add 2 1/2 ounces of alcohol, shake for a few minutes, then let it sit for 48 hours (or up to 6 weeks-the longer it sits, the stronger the smell). Add 2 tablespoons distilled water, stir, then pour through a coffee filter and put it in a bottle. 
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