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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.
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
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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1/4 of a banana
1 Tablespoon honey
1/2 Tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon vitamin E oil
9 drops of chamomile essential oil

Mash the banana with a fork, making it as much of a paste as possible. Add the remaining ingredients and mix together thoroughly.

Massage the mask onto your face and neck. (a face massage feels great, even when you give it to yourself)

Leave the mask on for 15 minutes. lay back, listen to some music, relax, meditating on how radiant you feel

Take a hot shower and wash off the mask. The steam from the shower will cleanse your pores. As you rinse off when you finish your shower, slowly make the water as cool as you can handle. This will close up your pore so you can... moisturize when you get out of the shower and dry off.
You should look and feel divine!!
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1 teaspoon French green clay powder
1 teaspoon honey
1 drop lavender oil
1 drop rosemary oil

Blend all the ingredients together into a paste in
your palm. Massage the paste into your skin until it
feels clean. Rinse with warm water.
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1/4 cup uncooked white rice
1/2 cup Epsom salts
2 Tbls. oatmeal - ground in blender
1/4 cup cornmeal
1/8 cup glycerin
5 drops baby oil
1/2 bag green tea
1 tsp. poppy seeds
5 drops china rain essence oil

-Grind rice in the blender.
-Combine all ingredients with a whisk.
-Pour in bottles or Ziploc® bags to store.
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by Christine Ziegler
Smooth, moisturizing and made with some of the most prized aromatics.
Yield: 5 oz by weight
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Difficulty Level: 1
Shelf Life: 6 months

3 ounces unrefined, light colored, smooth shea butter
1 ounces virgin coconut oil
1 ounces jasmine or orange blossom floral was
2-4 drops rose otto or neroli blossom essential oil (optional)
1/2 teaspoon Vitamin E

Blending Procedure:
Begin by creaming the Shea Butter at a medium-high speed
in an electric mixer until a soft texture is formed -- like softened
cooking butter. It's best to use an automatic mixer instead of a hand
held one so you can proceed to Step 2 while the mixer is processing
the shea butter. Do not melt the shea butter in a double boiler or
microwave or the recipe will not turn out as it should.

While the shea butter is processing, warm the coconut oil and floral
wax over very low heat, or in a double boiler, until the wax is just melted.
DO NOT OVERHEAT! I find that it is actually best to turn off the heat under
the oil/wax mixture when the wax is not quite completely melted, and
then let it continue to fully melt without the heat on.

Turn off the mixer. While the shea butter is still warm, slowly pour
the oil/wax mixture into the whipped shea butter. Add drops of
essential oil. Turn mixer onto medium-high again.
Continue mixing until just creamy.
Place into containers of choice. Let cool. Cover.

To use, rub onto freshly showered skin immediately
after towel drying.
Can also be applied to dry skin any time of the day.
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5c. beeswax
(any amount) liquid food coloring
1(loose)c. Dried flowers
10 drops essential oils

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
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This mixture of skin smoothing ingredients will
clarify and nurture problem skin. For all skin types.

4 tbsp. oatmeal
4 tbsp. ground almond meal
1 tbsp. powdered milk
1 tbst. dried orange peel
1 tbsp. sandalwood powder
1 tbsp. unpasteurized honey
30 drops Sweet Orange essential oil.

Combine all ingredients in a bowl stirring well. Stuff
the mixture into muslim bags, tie and store. Use as
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Here's a recipe to help us remember who we really are.
Turn off the lights and light some candles in your bathroom.
Prepare a pot of herbal tea.
Blend 3 tablespoons of dry milk powder with 3 tablespoons
of dry buttermilk powder.
Add some milk or soy milk and blend.
Add a carrier oil and your essential oils. Try -

3 drops of Rose
2 drops of Sandalwood
2 drops of Patchouli

This luxurious bath will transport you to another world!!!
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Blend #1
1 drop Rose
3 drops Sandalwood
1 drop Orange

Blend #2
3 drops Bergamot
2 drops Clary Sage

Blend #3
1 drop Lavender
1 drop Ylang Ylang
3 drops Grapefruit

Blend #4
2 drops Frankincense
1 drop Lemon
2 drops Jasmine or Neroli
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Solid Bath Oil Bars

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
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.

- 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
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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Sweet Almond Oil--1 ounce
Marjoram--10 drops
Clary Sage--5 drops
Cypress or Rosemary--5 drops
Hyssop--1 drop
Melissa or Lemon--1 drop
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1 part Marshmallow root (ground)
1 part Licorice root (ground)
1 part Slippery Elm
1/2 part Echinacea angustafolia
1/2 part Geranium
Sage Honey to taste

Mix the above tea in a bowl. Pour 1 cup boiling water to 1 tsp. of
Let steep for 15 minutes. Drink on an empty stomach, 2 or 3 cups

These herbs have been traditionally used for healing stomach ulcers and
decreasing stomach acids, as well as for binding proteins. The sage
& geranium are recommended for their astringent properties in preventing

Other herbs known to be effective in healing ulcers are goldenseal,
catnip, meadowsweet, ginger root and peppermint.

1 1/2 cups raw honey
1/4 cup fresh sage leaves (salvia officinalis)
Heat honey over low heat. Add sage leaves and heat gently, taking
not to boil (excessive heat destroys the beneficial qualities of the
honey). Heat until the sage leaves become dry. Now the herbal
and essential oils have been extracted from the sage herb and are
contained in the honey. Strain with a slotted spoon or sieve. Pour
aromatic honey into a clear glass jar and label.

From Aromatherapy -
a lifetime guide to healing with essentials
By Valerie Gennari Cooksley
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1 quart (4 cups) distilled water
1 (4oz) bar castille soap (humectant) (grated or flaked), you can also use 1 cup unscented shampoo as an alternative to the castille soap.
2 ounces coconut oil
2 ounce liquid glycerin (skin moisturizer)
4 drops violet fragrant oil

Mix all ingredients together. Store in a container. Pour in running water
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Here are simple instructions for making this wonderfully beneficial formula:

2 teaspoons Hazelnut oil
2 teaspoons unrefined Rosehip Seed oil
2 teaspoons unrefined Avocado oil
2 drops Balsam Peru essential oil
4 drops Neroli essential oil
2 drops Palmarosa essential oil
2 drops Rose Otto essential oil

Most of these ingredients may be found at your local natural foods store, or online. And although this might look like an expensive and extensive ingredient list, it will make enough to last for a very long time.

1. Combine all ingredients in a 1-ounce dark glass bottle and cap tightly with a screw-type top. Shake vigorously to blend. Store in a cool, dark, dry cabinet for 2 weeks prior to use, so oils can synergize.

Yields approximately 1 ounce.

It is important not to store a dropper top in the bottle, as the rubber will degrade and allow the volatile therapeutic properties of the essential oils to evaporate. Reserve a separate dropper top just for this bottle.

For maximum potency, use within 6 months.

2. To use, cleanse the skin with a mild, super-fatted goat milk or herbal soap or a natural creamy cleanser of your choice. Then place 3 to 5 drops of the formula in your palm, mix with a dab of facial cream if desired, and massage into face and throat for 1 minute. Do this twice daily.

Helpful Hints: Please consult a health professional before using essential oils if you are pregnant, nursing, or have a serious medical condition. And please be sure to use only pure, all-natural essential oils, not perfume-grade or synthetic oils.


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