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Re: Soap, Lotion, Bath Salt Making
« Reply #60 on: May 29, 2008, 03:34:36 PM »
Beer Shampoo
Beer has been famed for generations for its ability to leave hair bouncy, shiny and full of body, so this beer shampoo recipe is loaded with it. The proteins from the malt and hops in the beer coat the hair and build it up and help repair damage. It leaves the hair with wonderful body.

   

3/4 cup beer (any cheap brand)
1 cup inexpensive shampoo

Boil the beer until it reduces to 1/4 cup. Cool the beer and add it to the 1 cup of inexpensive shampoo.

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Re: Soap, Lotion, Bath Salt Making
« Reply #61 on: July 01, 2008, 10:24:41 PM »
Water Softening Fizzy

    * 1 cup Baking soda
    * 1/2 cup Citric acid
    * 1/2 cup corn starch
    * 2-1/2 tablespoons oil ( I use a combo of grapeseed and almond, but you can use any liquid oils)
    * 3/4 tablespoon Water
    * 2 teaspoons essential or fragrance oils
    * 1/2 teaspoon Borax
    * Spray bottle filled with Witch hazel

Mix the baking soda, citric acid and corn starch until well blended.

In a separate bowl combine cooking oil, water, essential oil, and borax. Mix well. Drizzle wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, pouring with one hand and squishing it together with the other.

Pack into candy or soap molds. I use a circular 2 oz. soap mold with a flower pattern on the top (it's tooooo hard to unmold anything with squared corners). Pack it in really hard, then immediately flip it over and tap it out onto a lined cookie sheet. When all are done, lightly mist with witch hazel and let dry overnight.

Next day, turn over and mist the bottoms with witch hazel. Let dry another day. The witch hazel forms a crust on the outside that keeps them from cracking and falling apart, although they're still a little fragile. Don't make them when it's damp outside, high humidity makes it much harder to do.

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Re: Soap, Lotion, Bath Salt Making
« Reply #62 on: July 01, 2008, 10:25:13 PM »
Moisture Rich Fizzy

Dry ingredients:

    * 1 cup Baking soda
    * 1/2 cup Corn Starch
    * 1/4 cup Epsom Salt
    * 1/2 cup Citric Acid

Wet ingredients:

    * 2-3/4 tablespoons Almond oil
    * 3/4 tablespoon Water
    * 1/4 teaspoon Borax (optional)
    * 1-1/2 teaspoon fragrance oil or essential oil
    * Colorant

Mix all dry ingredients in a mixing bowl and then in a separate dish or cup mix wet ingredients and then combine the two.I uuse a wire wisk....the mix doesnt really even look wet but it compacts nicely into molds and after drying through the night they are rock hard and fizz for almost 2 minutes.

Make sure to wisk fast when adding wet ingredients to prevent fizzing whisk for a good minute and then press mix into your mold.

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Re: Soap, Lotion, Bath Salt Making
« Reply #63 on: July 01, 2008, 10:25:38 PM »
Fizzy Milk Bath Bombs

    * 1 c. baking soda
    * 1/2 c. citric acid
    * 1/2 c. corn starch
    * 1/3 c. epsom salts (finely ground)
    * 1/4 c. powdered milk (buttermilk will clump so don't use it)
    * 2T olive oil (tip: infuse calendula petals for an extra therapeutic bath)
    * 2tsp melted cocoa butter
    * 1tsp fragrance or essential oil
    * 3-7tsp water/witch hazel blend (1:1). TIP: put in a spray bottle for even dispersion

Mix all dry ingredients together well, drizzle the olive oil and melted cocoa butter and fragrance/essential oil over the dry mix, mix together with hands, and then use witch hazel/water blend to get the product to the right consistency to shove into your favorite molds. Enjoy with your bath!

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Re: Soap, Lotion, Bath Salt Making
« Reply #64 on: July 01, 2008, 10:26:10 PM »
Super Moisturizing Bath Fizzy

    * 1 cup citric acid
    * 2 cups baking soda
    * 1 tsp. fragrance oil
    * 1 tsp. olive oil (or shea butter or cocoa butter)

step one
   

Follow the basic bath bomb directions above and drizzle the olive oil in with the fragrance oil.

step two
   

If you want to substitute some of the baking soda, you can substitute up to 1 full cup with dehydrated milk (goat's milk or regular milk).

step three
   

If you want a colored bath, add powdered food coloring or liquid food coloring. If you add 1/2 tsp. of liquid food coloring to the basic recipe, this should give you a colored bath. If you add 1/8 tsp. powdered food coloring to the basic recipe, you will get a wonderfully vibrant tub. If your tub is dirty, or has excess oil in it, this recipe will leave a ring around your tub. Happy Soaping!

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Re: Soap, Lotion, Bath Salt Making
« Reply #65 on: July 01, 2008, 10:26:34 PM »
Tub Tints

Tub Tints are a really fun way to add some pizzazz to your bath!

3 cups baking soda
1 1/2 cups citric acid
2 cups cornstarch
3 cc fragrance oil
.15cc powdered water-soluble dye (pigments or micas will NOT work. FD&C Blue and FD&C Yellow from Bramble Berry WILL work. If you use a pigment or mica, it may not disperse evenly in the water, and may stain your tub!)

Mix all ingredients completely. The mixture will appear white.

Package into decorative bags and tie closed.

To use, add 1/4 to 1/2 cup per full tub of water. Mix crystals in completely before getting into the water. Taa-daaaa! Colored bath water!

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Re: Soap, Lotion, Bath Salt Making
« Reply #66 on: July 01, 2008, 10:28:21 PM »
How to Make Your Own Luscious Lip Balms

step one    

You'll need a microwave safe dish with a handle and spout, lip balm ingredients (pre-made or ingredients to make it from scratch), lip butter pots or tubes, and a spoon. Optional ingredients are lip safe color and flavor.

step two    

Spoon your pre-made lip balm into your container. Approximately 16oz. of loosely packed lip balm base melts down to 7 oz. (volume). Melt in the microwave for 2 minutes. If the base is not fully melted, melt for 1 minute intervals, stirring in between each interval.

step three    

Remember that Pyrex dish handles can get hot; keep a pot holder close. When the base is melted, this is the time to add your color and flavor. Usage rate for flavor is 3 to 5% of the total weight of your ingredient. This equals out, roughly, in volume to 1 tsp. for 8 oz. of base. In weight, this is .0025oz. weight of the lip balm flavoring per ounce of lip butter. You might consider making 10 oz. batches at a time - then, you can use a .25oz. of lip balm flavoring which might be easier to weigh out. In drops, you can convert this to: 1 tsp = 5 ml = 100 drops. Drops are the least precise method you can use, however, and it is recommended you weigh all your ingredients.

step four    

Adding color is an imprecise science and usage rates really depend on how little or how much color you want in your balm. Remember to only use lip safe colorants. Water soluble colorants, such as food coloring, are safe to use but will not work (water and oil do not mix). Add the color after your flavor, to the melted oils. Try to use 1/2 tsp. per 16oz. of oil. Make sure you stir well and that your color is fully incorporated.

step five    

Fill your containers with either a disposable pipette/dropper or by pouring directly into the pots.
step six    

The hotter you pour your balm, the more chances there are for cracks to form in the lip balm as it cools off. If you start getting cracks, pour at a lower temperature. Wait for one hour before moving. Then cap, label and use!

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Re: Soap, Lotion, Bath Salt Making
« Reply #67 on: July 01, 2008, 10:29:03 PM »
Body Bronzing Lotion

Ingredients:

4.5 oz. Jojoba
1.0 oz. Evening Primrose Oil
0.3 oz. Emulsifying wax
0.2 oz. Beeswax
8.0 oz. Distilled water
0.14 oz. Phenonip preservative or GermabenII
Micas: Cappuccino, Gold, Light Gold and Copper mica

Makes 14 oz. of bronzing lotion.
Instructions:

1. Add the Emulsifying Wax, Beeswax, Jojoba and Evening Primrose Oil to either a double boiler or microwave safe cup.
2. Melt all the waxes and oils together. Attempt not to boil the product.
3. Add the Distilled Water to the heated oils and waxes. Stir all ingredients well and combine the two bowls/mixing glasses.
4. Stir all ingredients well and combine the two bowls/mixing glasses.
5. Add the Phenonip.
6. Use a stick blender to emulsify and mix the oils and waxes.

Note: This product will not set up until it is fully cooled. Do not pour into containers (containers with a pump are recommended) until you are certain that the lotion is fully blended and will not separate.

7. Once you are certain the product is fully blended and will not separate, add the micas. Always add less than you think you will want to use - you can always add more but can't take the color out. I used 1 full tablespoon of Light Gold Mica, 1/2 tablespoon Cappuccino Mica and 1 teaspoon of Copper Mica.
8. Hand blend this mixture with a spoon or small whisk. You can use the stick blender if the mixture hasn't set up too much.

The ratio of micas that you use will depend on your skin tone. My best friend who made the recipe with me used three times as much Cappuccino mica and almost no copper in her recipe since she is much darker than I am in skin tone. Remember, this is a make up product (in addition to acting as a lotion) and will get on your clothes like any other bronzer will. It washes out fairly well. If you have very dark skin, get some Black Oxide as well and add it sparingly to the Cappuccino mica to darken the mixture up.

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Re: Soap, Lotion, Bath Salt Making
« Reply #68 on: July 01, 2008, 10:30:12 PM »
Ginger Cinnammon-Salt Body Scrub

This body scrub has the fresh, invigorating scents of both ginger and cinnamon!

1 cup sea salt
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 cup almond oil or olive oil


Mix all ingredients together, then gently rub over your damp skin (except your face) to slough off dry skin. Rinse with warm water.


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Re: Soap, Lotion, Bath Salt Making
« Reply #69 on: July 01, 2008, 10:30:53 PM »
Breakfast for your Skin - (Oatmeal & Brown Sugar Scrub)

Exfoliates and is very moisturizing but doesn't leave a greasy feeling. Before you turn off your shower scoop a small handful of scrub into your hand. Rub gently onto your skin. Rinse.

3/4 cup Brown Sugar
1/2 cup ground oatmeal (not instant)
1/4 cup pure honey
3/4 to 1 cup (or to total saturation)
Oil of choice - I use Jojoba, Grapeseed or Sweet Almond
1/4 tsp Essential or Fragrance oil of choice (optional) Vanilla works nicely. Though this smells great on it's own.

Mix the brown sugar & oatmeal together in a large bowl. Now add the honey. Drizzle the oil over the mix. Mix well. When all your mix is saturated and sinks to the bottom of the bowl and you have oil on top you're done. Add your essential oil or fragrance oil. A six or eight ounce wide-mouthed jar works nicely. Spoon mixture in.

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Re: Soap, Lotion, Bath Salt Making
« Reply #70 on: July 01, 2008, 10:33:33 PM »
Brown Sugar and Lemon Scrub

A touch of lemon makes this scrub so refreshing! - Recipe submitted by Josephine Santos.

1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup salt
1 tablespoon of kalamansi or lemon
1 tablespoon of virgin coconut oil(vco)
1 tablespoon of honey

Mix brown sugar and salt, then add kalamansi or lemon juice, virgin coconut oil and honey, mix well.

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Re: Soap, Lotion, Bath Salt Making
« Reply #71 on: July 01, 2008, 10:33:59 PM »
Aunt Katie's Body Scrub

Honey 3/4 cup
Caster sugar 1 cup
Sea salt 1 cup
Jojoba oil 3ml
Fragrance oil 3ml (orange & ylang ylang are beautiful combined with the honey)

Pour honey into medium sized bowl, then add sugar and stir to combine. Add the salt in increments, to adjust the consistency to your liking. (I prefer a consistency not unlike crytallized honey). When all ingredients combine, add oils and stir well. This recipe is particularly long keeping as the lack of water discourages bacteria.

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Re: Soap, Lotion, Bath Salt Making
« Reply #72 on: July 01, 2008, 10:34:22 PM »
Honey Bee CP Soap

Olive Oil 32 oz.
Palm Oil 16 oz.
Tallow 24 oz.
Totals 72 oz.
5% Superfatted Lye Amount 9.477 oz.
Ounces of water recommended 23.760 oz.

At trace, add fragrance and 1 Tablespoon of Honey. Do not insulate your soap as the Honey may cause your soap to superheat.

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Re: Soap, Lotion, Bath Salt Making
« Reply #73 on: July 01, 2008, 10:34:43 PM »
Easy Shea Butter CP Soap

Coconut Oil 16 oz.
Olive Oil 18 oz.
Palm Oil 16 oz.
Shea Butter 4 oz.
Tallow 16 oz.
Totals 70 oz.
5% Superfatted Lye Amount 9.815 oz.
Ounces of water recommended 23.100 oz.

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Re: Soap, Lotion, Bath Salt Making
« Reply #74 on: July 01, 2008, 10:35:09 PM »
Easy Lip Balm Recipe - using Lanolin

1oz. Olive Oil
.3oz of Lanolin
.4oz of Shea Butter
.4oz of Beeswax
Flavor oil and Stevia for taste.


Melt beeswax gently over a double boiler (or in the microwave if no double boiler is available). In a separate container, heat the Lanolin oil and Shea Butter up until it is fully liquid. Add the olive oil to the melted Lanolin oil and Shea Butter. Combine the beeswax and all the oil, stir well. Add flavoring (if desired) and pour into containers.


 

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