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Re: Soap, Lotion, Bath Salt Making
« Reply #15 on: May 11, 2008, 09:23:10 PM »
Is is no lye in the soap to hurt your skin, cause it all gets heated out Willin

ok, if you say so.

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 do Not to use Aluminium vessels or utensils with Lye (aka Sodium Hydroxide, NaOH, Caustic Soda) as a strong reaction is possible.
 use gloves & protective eye-wear, sodium hydroxide can cause chemical burns & blindness.
 avoid breathing vapors or inhalation of lye in any form.

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Re: Soap, Lotion, Bath Salt Making
« Reply #16 on: May 11, 2008, 09:53:20 PM »
Thank you willin for the info
there is more lye in store bought soaps then in homemade soaps.
Its a fact that all soaps must be made from lye. In the olden days they used wood ashes, which is also lye as well.
But by the time you use the soap, the lye is gone in home made soaps.
thanks again willin

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Re: Soap, Lotion, Bath Salt Making
« Reply #17 on: May 11, 2008, 10:05:55 PM »
    DREAM PILLOWS

Combine together in a bowl:

1 cup mugwort
1/2 cup rose petals
1/2 cup german chamomile
1/2 cup of sweet hops
1/3 cup lavender buds
1/3 cup catnip crushed
1/4 cup peppermint

Mix the ingredients together
make cloth bags from a 5x12 inch piece of material
fill cloth bags with your mixture
sew the top of the bag shut and sweet dreams!

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Re: Soap, Lotion, Bath Salt Making
« Reply #18 on: May 11, 2008, 10:07:02 PM »
    Sinus Headache Pillows

Cut two pieces of material 10"x4" Making a bag , leaving one end open stuff your bag with the ingredients given after mixing well in a bowl

1/2 of flax seeds
1 part crushed spearmint leaf
1 part crushed peppermint leaf
1 part lavender buds whole
1 part eucalyptus leaf
1 part rosemary leaf

Stuff your bag with the mixture and then sew up the end.

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Re: Soap, Lotion, Bath Salt Making
« Reply #19 on: May 11, 2008, 10:08:49 PM »

Make Your Own Natural Herbal  Toothpaste/powder

 

   1/2 cup Baking Soda
   1/2 cup bentonite clay powder
   11/2 teaspoon Myrrh powder
   1 teaspoon dried Raspberry leaf
   1 teaspoon dried white oak bark powder
   1 teaspoon flavoring herbs of your choice (Fennel
Peppermint, Spearmint, in powder form)
   5 drops Essential Oil of Tea Tree

   Yield: about 1 cup

    Pour the Baking Soda (soda reduces the acid level in the mouth. High acid creates tooth decay) and Bentonite clay  powder into a medium-size mixing bowl.  Add all the dry ingredients, including the Myrrh powder,( which helps to prevent periodontal disease)  to the Baking Soda/Clay mixture. Mix well with a wire whisk. Add the Tea Tree oil, again mixing well. Place a clean cover over the bowl, covering it completely. Let sit overnight. The next morning, mix well again . Package in an  wide-mouthed jar. It will last indefinitely if you keep moisture out of the package.

To use: Wet your toothbrush, then sprinkle a small quantity of toothpaste powder onto your brush. Brush thoroughly and gently in an up and down motion.  Rinse, Feel the natural clean!

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Re: Soap, Lotion, Bath Salt Making
« Reply #20 on: May 11, 2008, 10:09:59 PM »
    Lavender Body Powder

Combine together in a bowl:

1 cup of finely ground dried lavender buds (or lavender buds powdered)
1 cup of bentonite clay
1 1/2 cup of cornstarch
Lavender essential oil

whisk the clay and the cornstarch together,
add your powdered lavender buds, and then 3-5 drops of essential oil.
allow to sit covered in the bowl and then transfer to shaker jar. Enjoy your all-natural body powder

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Re: Soap, Lotion, Bath Salt Making
« Reply #21 on: May 11, 2008, 10:13:05 PM »
Bath Bombs

Making bath bombs is a blast!

You should have the fine or cosmetic grind of citric acid otherwise your bath bombs will not mold together well.

Place in a large bowl
2 cups of baking soda
1 cup of cornstarch
1 cup of citric acid
30 to 40 drops of fragrance oil
and a few drops of food coloring
(use pigments if you have them)

Mix together well and then scoop out 1 cup into a small bowl and add the coloring and the fragrance oil ,,, mix well.

Add this back to the large bowl and mix well.

Remove enough mixture to the small bowl for one bomb and mist lightly with a spritz bottle, just enough to hold ingredients together.
DON"T over mist , this is where technique comes in .
Press the moisten mixture into a mold,pack down hard.
Continue on in the same way.
If your molded bombs break , just moisten and remold.
If you have added to much water just add more dry ingredients to stop the fizzing.

Carefully remove the bomb from the mold and let dry out overnight. You can use candy molds, old containers, Glad throw plastic containers, anything that will hold a shape.


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Re: Soap, Lotion, Bath Salt Making
« Reply #22 on: May 11, 2008, 10:19:36 PM »
Essential oil :

For dry skin:
Sandalwood
Lavender
Rose
Geranium
Patchouli
Chamomile
Rosewood
Orange
Palma Rosa
Tea Tree

For oily skin:
Lemon
Lavender
Ylang-ylang
Tea Tree
Cypress
Bergamot
Cedarwood
Juniper
Rosemary
Orange

General skin toning:
Carrot
Cypress
Juniper
Lavender
Marjoram
Mandarin
Tangerine

For relaxation/Anti-stress formulas:
Clary Sage
Lavender
Chamomile
Geranium
Rosewood
Cedarwood
Ylang-ylang
Bergamot
Rose
Rosemary
Juniper
Tangerine
Sandalwood
Frankincense
Petitgrain
Neroli
Vetiver

Uplifting/anti-depressant:
Bergamot
Clary Sage
Melissa
Geranium
Eucalyptus
Orange (or other citrus)
Peppermint
Rosemary
Basil

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Re: Soap, Lotion, Bath Salt Making
« Reply #23 on: May 11, 2008, 11:56:30 PM »
Thank you willin for the info
there is more lye in store bought soaps then in homemade soaps.
Its a fact that all soaps must be made from lye. In the olden days they used wood ashes, which is also lye as well.
But by the time you use the soap, the lye is gone in home made soaps.
thanks again willin


far be it from me to discourage the use of soap,  i'd like to go on record as all in favor of hygiene!   
my personal preference is liquid castile soap(peppermint)  add a loofah,
 a hot shower & lovely Ms someone to wash my back and i'm in heaven.

 "cleanliness is close to godliness"

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just thought anyone considering the use of toxic chemicals should be made-aware of the hazards and take proper precautions.

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i once accidentally caused a commercial building to be evacuated when Muriatic Acid fumes mixed with solvents and created mustard gas (estimated to have been some variation of chloroethyl-sulfide).
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Re: Soap, Lotion, Bath Salt Making
« Reply #24 on: May 11, 2008, 11:59:53 PM »
*pops head in*
Oh, it smells good in here!
Hi,Moira!
*reading*
Thanks, for all the info!!
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Re: Soap, Lotion, Bath Salt Making
« Reply #25 on: May 12, 2008, 08:33:22 AM »
Should be the first post, but you guys are just too fast for me. :)

Welcome to the RF.com Soap, Lotion, Bath Salt Making Thread


This thread is for everyone to post their favorite recipes. It doesn't matter if it is for soap, lotion, bath salts, or other personal care products. As usual, just a few rules to help keep everything straight.

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2. Please be respectful of those that take the time to post their recipes, and experience.

3. Have Fun!

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Re: Soap, Lotion, Bath Salt Making
« Reply #26 on: May 12, 2008, 04:57:43 PM »
Home crafted bath salts are really easy to make. 

1/2 cup Epsom's salt
1/2 cup fine sea salt
1 oz almond oil
and about 20 drops of essential oil
food coloring , if used, should be used sparingly

mix all the ingredients together in a Ziploc bag and let cure for a couple weeks.


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Re: Soap, Lotion, Bath Salt Making
« Reply #27 on: May 12, 2008, 05:52:29 PM »
I agree, very easy to make, but use soap dye or coloring, cause at times the food coloring will stain your skin, so yes your right about using it sparingly for sure...
I had a friend who used red food coloring, and she used like 10 drops, well her skin was red for days lol

try adding vit. E to that as well, it smooths your skin

and always make sure that they are not allergenic to nuts before using almond oils..

Always check before using eo's,  cause many of them you cant use if your preggos, or on kids, and so on. Some are very harmful to your skin.

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Re: Soap, Lotion, Bath Salt Making
« Reply #28 on: May 12, 2008, 06:35:00 PM »
Moderator Update

I've had a few people express concerns that this thread may potentially out grow it's ability to handle all the different types of products that can be made - Lotions, Soaps, Bath Salts, you name it. 

As fast as you all are filling this thread up, I do see that as a real possibility.  However, for right now, let's try to keep it all here.  If it really starts to look like it needs to be broken out we'll do it.  Let's give it a few weeks and see how it goes.

I'll start a new thread for Candlemaking tonight.  That way it will at least not be tempted to get in here too.

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Re: Soap, Lotion, Bath Salt Making
« Reply #29 on: May 12, 2008, 07:27:33 PM »
Fizzy Lavender Bath Salts

    * bathsponge (1K) 2 cups epsom salts
    * 1 cup baking soda
    * ½ cup citric acid
    * optional: equal parts red and blue food coloring
    * 10-20 drops of lavender essential oil

Combine epsom salts with baking soda, then stir in enough food coloring and drops of essential oil to achieve the desired color and scent. Mix very well, then add citric acid and stir again, very thoroughly. Bottle and store in a dry location.

Fizzy Patchouli Bath Salts

    * bathsponge (1K)1 cup cornstarch
    * 1 cup citric acid
    * 2 cups baking soda
    * patchouli essential oil or patchouli fragrance oil

Patchouli is a strong, earthy fragrance, derived from the leaves of the patchouli plant, that is used as a sensual base note in many expensive commercial perfumes. It's also a fragrance associated with hippy boutiques in the seventies. Use sparingly - a little patchouli goes a long way!

Thoroughly mix constarch and citric acid, then add patchouli essential oil or fragrance oil, as desired. Stir in baking soda and mix thoroughly. Use a quarter to one half a cup per bath.

Easy Fizzy Bath Salts

    * bathsponge (1K)2 cups baking soda
    * 1 cup citric acid
    * 1 cup cornstarch
    * optional: food color and essential oil

If you are using food coloring and essential oil, mix the two together, then add to baking soda and stir until color is distributed evenly. Mix together citric acid and cornstarch, then stir in baking soda and mix together thoroughly.

 

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