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Cocoa Butter Eye Cream
2 tbsp petroleum jelly
2 tbsp cocoa butter
2 tbsp coconut oil
Mix all of the ingredients together in an ovenproof glass container.
Heat gently in the microwave or in a water bath (place the glass pitcher
in a pan with 1 or 2 inches of water and heat).
Pour into a clean container and cool completely; the mixture will
solidify as it cools. Use nightly around your eyes. Yields 3 oz.
(The sensitive skin under the eye needs extra care and conditioning.
Cocoa Butter has been used for years to treat age lines around the eyes
and mouth. It helps soften and protect delicate skin. This eye cream is
rich, so a small amount is all that is needed nightly)
Lanolin Lip Balm
1 tsp lanolin
1 tsp grated beeswax
1 tsp petroleum jelly
Melt the lanolin, wax, and petroleum jelly together over medium heat in
a glass measuring cup in a pan of boiling water (water bath technique).
Pour the melted mixture into a lip gloss container or clean pillbox.
Cool completely, until cool to the touch, approx. 20 minutes. Rub into
lips and enjoy. Yields 1/2 oz.
Basic Shampoo A
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup liquid soap (castille or one for sensative skin, etc.) 1/2 tsp
light vegetable oil (if you have oily hair, then omit oil)
Mix together all the ingredients. Pour the shampoo into a clean squeeze
bottle or empty shampoo bottle. Shampoo as normal and rinse well with
Basic Shampoo B
1 cup water
1/2 cup liquid soap or inexpensive shampoo
1/2 cup glycerine
1/4 cup borax powder
Mix all the ingredients together. Pour the shampoo into a clean squeeze
bottle. Let the mixture sit overnight to thicken. Shampoo as normal
and rinse well with cool water. Yields 16 oz.
1/2 cup water
2 tbsp dried or 1/3 cup fresh chamomile, lavender, or rosemary 1/2 cup
Basic Shampoo (either one - it's your choice) 2 tbsp glycerine
Mix together the water and herbs and heat gently to make a strong tea.
Let the mixture steep for at least 20 minutes. Add the shampoo and
glycerine to the herbal water mixture and stir well.
Pour the shampoo into a clean squeeze bottle. Let the mixture sit
overnight to thicken. Yields 8 oz
(Chamomile makes a mild shampoo that is perfect for fine, light-colored
hair; the flowers have a mild bleaching effect. If you have dark
colored hair, use rosemary or lavender to enhance your own natural
Desert Wonder Shampoo -this shampoo is great for people who live in dry
1/4 cup Basic Shampoo
1/4 cup aloe vera gel
1 tsp glycerine
1/2 tsp avocado oil
Mix all of the ingredients together. Pour the shampoo into a container
with a tight fitting lid. Shampoo as normal but leave on an extra few
minutes. Rinse with cool water.
*note* this shampoo may separate; always shake well to remix before
The aloe vera plant is sometimes called the "wonder of the desert"
because of it's many uses, especially as a moisterizer for the skin and