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Started by Tami MacLeod, May 11, 2008, 01:24:32 PM

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Tami MacLeod

Skin Firming Gel - using CroThix

CroThix has a secondary use as a skin firming agent. (Its primary use is as a thickening agent in liquid soaps, and shampoos.) Here is an easy gel that you can make that is good for all skin types, using jojoba makes a non-comedogenic cream that won't clog your pores. (CroThix may be purchased at Bramble Berry)  can i say that? i mean its a place to buy it at.. not sure on the rules for that..

This makes (4) four ounce containers of gel-crème.

Water 13 oz.
Glycerin .5 oz.
Emulsifying Wax or Ceteryl Alcohol 1 oz.
CroThix .7 oz.
Jojoba Oil .6 oz.
Germaben II or Phenonip .16 oz.
Fragrance or Essential Oil .16 - .50 oz.

Heat the Water and Glycerin to 170 degrees and set aside. Heat the Emulsifying Wax until melted and add to the CroThix and Jojoba. Stir. Add the water and glycerin to the Emulsifying Wax, CroThix and Jojoba. Mix until the creme is 105 degrees (or less). Add your fragrance and preservative and package in jars or an easily squeezable package. Apply under make up for a more smooth application or as a night creme.

Tami MacLeod

Easy Lotion Bars

4 ounces mango or shea butter
4 ounces beesweax, yellow or white
5 ounces liquid oil (jojoba or grapeseed are both excellent)
2 teaspoons of essential oil or fragrance oil

This lotion bar does not use cocoa butter so you can use any fragrance or essential oil that your heart desires and not have a chocolate over-smell.

Melt the beeswax in a separate container and the butter/oil in another container. Add together, mix well, stir in FO/EO and pour into containers. Mixture will harden in approximately 1-2 hours. The cooler the mixture is upon pouring it, the less 'divets' you'll get in the bar (that sunken spot at the top of the bar).

Tami MacLeod

Easy Clay Mask - made with Rhassoul & Bentonite Clays

1 part bentonite clay
1 part rhassoul clay
optional: skin loving essential oil, such as Lavender, Lemongrass or German Chamomile

Mix with water until the mask has a consistency that you like. Apply to body or face and wait for clay to dry fully. Take off with a warm water washcloth. If all over body, jump in the shower to get off more quickly than a washcloth.

Tami MacLeod

Chocolate Lipgloss Recipe by Rachel and Jennifer

2 tsp. Petroleum Jelly
1/8 tsp. Honey
10 mini Hershey's Milk Chocolate Chips (any brand will do though)
1/8 tsp. Shortening (Crisco)

Carefully Mix all ingredients into a microwave safe container. Make sure they are all clumped together. (Do not put lid on) Heat at high power for 20 seconds, stir, then repeat until fully melted. Then pour into a small bottle, and freeze for 15 min, or until solid. Then you can apply it on your lips!

Tami MacLeod

Sheer Lipstick Recipe

2 oz. beeswax
2 oz. jojoba oil
0.2 oz. aloe butter
2 tsp. zinc oxide
2 tiny scoopers of lip-safe mica.
lip balm flavoring
daisy pots
Hint: This is a very waxy recipe and might do better in a tube than the pots

Tami MacLeod

Colored Lipstick

This lipstick is a more waxy lipstick than the Sheer lipstick.

Phase 1
4 oz. Castor Oil
4 oz. Jojoba oil
.5 oz. Beeswax
1 oz. Candelilla wax
1/4 oz. wheatgerm oil

Colorant phase
8 full teaspoons of lip safe mica
1 oz. Castor, Olive or Wheatgerm oil Hint: Castor provides more shine than Olive or Wheatgerm

Melt the waxes in a double boiler. Once they are fully melted, add the Castor Oil and Jojoba oil. In a separate bowl, add your mica to the liquid oil of your choice. Mix in well and make sure there are no clumps. Add the colorant mixture into your double boiler and mix well. Remove this mixture from the double boiler and let sit until mixture begins to cool and thicken (thus suspending the colorant through out the lipstick). Once cooled to an appropriate thickness, pour into jars or tubes.

Tami MacLeod

Luscious Lip Luster

4.4 oz. Calendula-infused olive oil
1.7 oz. Shea butter
4.9 oz. Emu oil
1.3 oz. Beeswax

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

Tami MacLeod

Fragrance Stones

1-1/2 cups flour
1/4 cup salt
1/4 tsp. cornstarch
2/3 cup boiling water
1 tbls. fragrance oil
Colorant of your choice

Mix all dry ingredients. Heat water in a Pyrex cup in the microwave or on the stove. Add the f/o and the color to the water. Stir water mixture into flour mixture. Mix as best you can and then knead the dough with your hands. At this point you just want it to look like pie or cookie dough. Roll it out about a quarter of an inch thick. Cut into shapes or use cookie cutters. Another option is to stamp the flat shapes. Let the dough stones dry. They get hard as rocks and will last for months.

Tami MacLeod

 Honey Dust

1 cup arrowroot powder (sometimes called "flour")
3 tablespoons honey powder

Mix well together and store in an airtight container. This mixture will get hard if moisture is allowed to get to it. I also package a small feather duster for this. You may substitute up to 2 tablespoons of the honey with any flavored powder you have access to. I like to use either vanilla or mango.

Tami MacLeod

 Crushed grape seeds and almond oil combine to form a soothing, refreshing facial scrub.

2/3 cup crushed grape seeds, packed
1/3 to 1/2 cup Almond Oil
1/2 tsp. vitamin E
45-60 drops of fragrance oil

Mix almond oil, Vitamin E and fragrance together in a glass bowl. Add the crushed grape seeds and mix well. Divvy up into jars. The crushed grape seeds will sink to the bottom - this is normal for scrubs of this type.

Tami MacLeod

A Quick room spray

In a 10oz spray bottle, put in about 20 drops of scented oil, fill bottle to ¾ full with water and top with rubbing alcohol. Shake well before using. It works well for spraying on potpourri as well.

you can use witch hazel as well.

Tami MacLeod

Hydrating Belly Balm
8 oz Cocobutter (Refined)
8 oz Clear Jojoba Oil
8 oz Meadow Foam Seed Oil
1 oz Vitamin E
4 oz Shea Butter
2 oz White Beeswax
1 oz Hydrovance
16 oz Distilled Water
2 1/2 oz Crafter's Choice Lotion & Cream Creator
1 oz Germaben II E (preservative)
1 oz Fragrance of Choice (optional)

Directions: In a 64 oz microwave glass container, heat cocobutter, shea butter and beeswax until melted. Add oils & preservative. Add Crafter's Choice Cream & Lotion Creator and mix with stick blender. Notes: Use more Lotion & Cream creator to make product thicker. Add water to make product thinner. Recipes: 8 oz Cocobutter (Refined) 8 oz Clear Jojoba Oil 8 oz Meadow Foam Seed Oil 1 oz Vitamin E 4 oz Shea Butter 2 oz White Beeswax 1 oz Hydrovance 16 oz Distilled Water 2 1/2 oz Crafter's Choice Lotion & Cream Creator 1 oz Germaben II E (preservative) 1 oz Fragrance of Choice (optional).

Tami MacLeod

Mask for oily and blemished skin

Mix one egg white, 1/2 cup cooked instant oatmeal, a teaspoon olive oil and a few drops of lemon juice until smooth. Spread on your face and neck, leave on for 15 – 30 minutes then rinse with lukewarm water.

Tami MacLeod

Dry skin mask

Mix one egg yolk, one teaspoon honey and a teaspoon olive oil and some vitamin E oil. Spread over your face and neck, leave on for 15 – 30 minutes then rinse with lukewarm water.

Tami MacLeod

Dry and spotted skin Mask

Mix dry oatmeal (you may grind it in a blender), honey and plain yogurt to make a paste. Spread it over your face and neck, leave on 15 – 30 minutes then rinse with lukewarm water.