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Soap, Lotion, Bath Salt Making

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

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Tami MacLeod

1 Apple, cored & quartered
2 T Honey
Drop the apple pieces into a food processor and chop. Add honey and refrigerate for 10 minutes. Pat the mixture onto your face with a light tapping motion, tapping until the honey feels tacky. Leave it on for 30 minutes and then rinse.

Tami MacLeod

1/2 Cucumber
1 Egg white
1 T Lemon juice
1 tsp mint
Puree everything and refrigerate for 10 minutes. Apply the mixture to your face and leave it on for 15 minutes. Rinse with warm, then cool water.

Tami MacLeod

1/2 c Strawberries, very ripe
1/4 c Cornstarch
Mix strawberries and cornstarch together to make a paste and apply it to your face, avoiding the delicate area around your eyes. Leave it on for 30 minutes and then rinse it off with cool water.

Tami MacLeod

2 cups boiling water
1 vitamin C (a preservative)
Lemon peel (zest) from 2 lemons
Dissolve the vitamin in water. In a glass bowl put the lemon zest and pour the water over them. Let it sit over night. Remove the zest and put in a spray bottle. You can use any type of citrus peel.

Tami MacLeod

1 Tomato, ripe, chopped
1 tsp Lemon juice
1 T Instant style oatmeal or old-fashioned rolled oats
Blend everything until just combined. Apply to skin, making sure the mixture is thick enough to stay on blemished areas: cheeks, forehead, or chin. If necessary, add a bit more oatmeal to thicken the mask. Leave it on for 10 minutes, then scrub it off with a clean washcloth dipped in warm water.

Tami MacLeod

1/4 cup (50ml) of fruit juice.
1/4 cup (50ml) of herbal infusion tea.
1 packet of unflavored gelatin.

To Make
1: Pour the liquids into an oven proof glass container.
2: Add the gelatin, and stir to dissolve completely.
3: Gently heat the mixture in a double boiler for 1 minute, while stirring constantly.

To Use
1: Spread a small layer over your face and let dry.
2: Peel it off and rinse with cool water.
3: Pat until dry.

This makes 1 treatment.

Tami MacLeod

 Here's a recipie for a eco-alternative laundry soap,
It cleans just as good, if not better, than commercial laundry and dish soap. There is no fosphorus, surfactants, alcohols or bleaches, than normally pollute the water, and air, and irritate the skin. It has natural whiteners, disinfectants and fabric softeners, and is bio degradeable. Plus, it is cheap, cheap, cheap, to make.

Eco-alternative Laundry Soap:

2 Bars pure glycerine soap
1 1/2 gallons water
1 Box generic baking soda
1 bottle hydrogen peroxide (cuts and scraps kind)
1 TBSP Favorite essential oil

Cheese grater
Soup stock pot
2 empty liquid laundry soap containers

Grate your soap bars finely. Fill your pot with water, then grated soap. Cook on medium until dissolved (about 20 min.), stiring occassionally. Take off of the burner heat, add baking soda, and peroxide. Wisk well. Let cool enough to put into your jugs, and add essential oil, wisk, and pour into your containers.

Use- 1 regular laundry cap fulls per load.
2 ultra laundry cap fulls per load.

Tami MacLeod

Dish soap

1 bar pure glycerin soap
1/2 Gallon water
1/2 box generic baking soda
1/2 bottle hydrogen peroxide
1tsp favorite essential oil

Follow laundry soap making directions.

Use- 1 tbsp per load of dishes

Tami MacLeod

This balm works wonderfully on callouses for feet or hands and makes a great softner for heels, ankles and elbows, as well.

Fills a 4oz container.
50 ml olive oil (not pomace)
25 ml avocado oil
12.5 ml jojoba oil
2.5 ml vitamin e oil
5 ml emu oil
1/4 oz beeswax (a bit more if you want a harder consistency)
4 drops lavender eo
4 drops rosemary eo

This balm is very oily. But it's the oils that moisturize. It's best used when going to bed, applied semi liberally. But applied in minute amounts, it will soak in completely after about 5 min or so.

Tami MacLeod

Moon Soap
3 parts sandalwood
2 parts camphor
1 part lemon
1 part eucalyptus

Chop a 4 oz. bar of Castile soap and melt with 1/4 cup boiling water in a saucepan. Let cool slightly and add 30-40 drops of the above blend, and roll into balls or pour into molds.

Use before rituals on the Full Moon to attune with it's energies.