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[Use this as an overnight treatment.]
Honey- draws moisture into the skin and soothes inflammation.
Beeswax- forms a protective film which helps to prevent moisture loss.
Sweet almond & Evening Primrose oils- nourish the skin.
Essential oils- stimulate new, healthy skin cells.
Needed-
15 g Beeswax, grated
1 tsp clear honey
160ml Sweet almond oil
4 evening primrose oil capsules
350ml distilled water
5 drops Palmarosa essential oil
5 drops Neroli/ Petitgrain essential oil
5drops lavender essential oil
Method-
1. Melt the beeswax, honey and sweet almond oil in a heat proof basin over a pan of simmering water. Pierce the oil capsules and squeeze the contents into the melted mixture.
2. Add the distilled water, drop by drop at first, beating with a whisk or electric mixer on a low speed.
3. After adding and mixing in about 2 tsp water, remove from the heat and beat with the remaining water, a little at a time. Add the essential oils, beating continuously until the mixture thickens.
4. Spoon into a glass jar, with a screw top/recycled cosmetic container. The cream will set fairly firmly but melts on contact with the skin, keep in the fridge for up to 6 months-use in that time.
To make a more simple protective cream
[This is an easier way to make the above if you lack certain ingredients/equipment]
1. Get a moisturiser base-this will be a non-scented cream (usually get them from your local supermarket/chemist or cosmetics store).
2. Add whatever essential oil you love the smell of {do not use more than 3 oils} for example~
Orange, Lavender and rose make a good combination. Use 3 drops of Orange essential oil, 7 drops of Lavender essential oil, 2 drops of Rose essential oil. Rose essential oil can be expensive as can Chamomile, you generally want to get something you’ll like the smell of and that’s quite cheap. Orange oil, as well as other oils can cause photo toxicity~(be careful in sunlight on the skin). Other oils are not advised to be used in Pregnancy.
So do check out what you may like to use via; library books/online before getting and using any. You may also want to check out protection oils in using the cream for a protection spell.
3. Stir with a stick or shake lightly.
If you wish to add some Evening Primrose capsules, then do so. Just pierce with a pin and add to the cream-discarding the capsule coating.
4. Use on the hands for protection.
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Ingredients:
5c. beeswax
(any amount) liquid food coloring
1(loose)c. Dried flowers
10 drops essential oils

Directions
Put the beeswax in a double boiler and melt it.Mix in the essential oils,then take it off the heat.Add the food coloring(the softer the color,the more soothing).Mix in 3/4 of dried flowers.Pour the mixture into moulds, and place flowers on top.They make nice decorations,and are very soothing
[identity profile] myfanwy-65.livejournal.com
Solid Bath Oil Bars

Ingredients:
2 ounces deodorized cocoa butter or mango butter
2 ounces beeswax, refined beads
2 or 3 ounces liquid vegetable oil such as jojoba, sunflower, or sweet
almond
2 teaspoons of essential oil or fragrance oil of your choice
1/2 to 1 teaspoon of Jojoba Wax Spheres in color of your choice

Melt first oil (hard oil) and pour two ounces into 8 oz Pyrex measuring cup.

Add two ounces of beeswax beads (total of four ounces in cup). Add jojoba
wax spheres. Melt together in microwave.

Now add the liquid vegetable oil. Use 2 ounces for a hard bar, which would
bring your total to 6 ounces or 3 ounces for a softer bar for a total of 7
ounces. Stir to mix thoroughly.

Add essential oil or fragrance oil when mixture has cooled slightly. Pour
into small soap molds. Pop out when cool, about two hours. For best results,
put in refrigerator for a few minutes before popping out of mold.

Uses:
- Wet hands and rub with lotion bar
- Rub on body when getting out of shower while still damp
- Use as drawer sachet
- Cut off a sliver and let melt in hot bath water
- Massage into cuticles to soften them
- Rub into elbows and knees Massage - use softer bar recipe.

Another hard oil you can use is Shea Butter
- use 2 ounces of liquid oil with this in addition to the beeswax. It makes
a very nice bar, especially when using essential oils and jojoba.

You can also use our regular, chocolate smelling cocoa butter. Use scents
such as peppermint or spearmint oil which will compliment the chocolate
smell of the cocoa butter.

Use sunflower oil when you want a lotion bar that absorbs readily into your
skin. Sweet Almond oil is great for cuticles and for a heavier, more
moisturizing bar.
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Sage Astringent - for oily skin
4 Tbsp dried Sage
6 Tbsp 100 proof Vodka
1/4 tsp Borax
3 Tbsp witch hazel
10 drops glycerine

Macerate the sage in the alcohol for 2 weeks and then strain.
Dissolve the borax in the witch hazel. Stir mixture into the alcohol.
Mix in the glycerine and pour into a sterile bottle with a tight fitting
lid.
Shake before each use.

Avocado and Nettle Moisturizer
1 tsp Beeswax
2 tsp emulsifying wax
8 tsp hazelnut oil
4 tsp avocado oil
1/8 tsp borax
2 Tbsp strong nettle infusion, warm
4 drops cedarwood essential oil

Melt the waxes together. Warm the oils in a bain de marie and gradually
beat them into the waxes. Dissolve the borax in the warm nettle
infusion. Slowly beat this into the wax mixture. Allow to cool then mix
in the essential oil. Spoon into jars and label.

Lavender Astringent - lavender has great antiseptic qualities. 3 parts
lavender flowers 1 part powdered orris sufficient cider vinegar to cover
Combine ingredients and leave to stand for at least 2 weeks. Strain
through a cloth or coffee filter and bottle. Dilute before using
directly on the skin. Dilution: 2 Tbsp to a wash basin of water should
be sufficient.

Chamomile and Cucumber Lotion - my mom made a similar one without the
glycerine 2 fl oz strong chamomile infusion 12 oz cucumber 6 tsps
glycerine Finely chop the cucumber and squeeze out the juice (or use a
juicer). Slightly warm infusion and stir in the glycerine. When
thoroughly amalgamated, stir in the cucumber juice. Allow to cool and
bottle. Refrigerate.
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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
cool water.

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.

Herbal Shampoo
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
color)

Desert Wonder Shampoo -this shampoo is great for people who live in dry
areas -
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
using.

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
hair.

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