Facial Cleanser

Posted by on Aug 2, 2017 | 0 comments

Ingredients • 1 tablespoon rose petals • 1 tablespoon yarrow leaves and flowers • 1 tablespoon calendula • 2 tablespoons oatmeal • Almond meal, cosmetic clay powder, milk powder, or other botanicals (optional) Directions 1. Rose petals will often resist breaking down, so begin by putting them into a food processor, or if you’re like me you have a coffee grinder (or two) just for herbs and resins. Pulse to break down. 2. Add the remaining ingredients and process until they are a fairly uniform consistency about the size of grains of sand. Transfer the mixture to an airtight container. 3. To...

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All Natural Laundry Soap

Posted by on Jul 27, 2017 | 0 comments

Rosemary Powdered Laundry Soap Recipe • 1 cup washing soda • 1 cup borax* • 2 cups grated castile bar soap • 50 drops rosemary essential oil 1. Mix washing soda, borax and soap grounds (see note) in large bowl. 2. Add rosemary essential oil and mix well. 3. Store in a large airtight container. To use, add 1⁄8 to 1⁄4 cup per load. Note: Grate bar soap or cut coarsely, then grind in food processor until fine. *Borax washes completely out of clothes and is safe to use on laundry. However, borax can be irritating when inhaled and may be a potential endocrine disruptor, particularly in males, so...

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Lavender Hand Cream – Easy peasy

Posted by on Feb 3, 2017 | 0 comments

Lavender Hand Cream – Easy peasy

Lavender Soothing Hand Cream Love lavender? I know I do! Just taking a whiff of this gentle calming essence soothes my nerves and lifts my sagging spirits. Here’s an easy recipe to whip up a nice hand cream with this special herb! It will not only hydrate your skin, it will lull you to sleep in the evening. • 1 cup sweet almond or jojoba oil • 1/2 cup coconut oil • 2 ounces (weight) beeswax • 1/2 teaspoon vitamin E oil (optional) • 15 to 20 drops of lavender essential oil Simply combine the oils and beeswax and heat until wax melts. After removing from heat, keep stirring while it...

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Back to Basics….Soap!

Posted by on Nov 10, 2016 | 0 comments

Well, it has been YEARS … and I mean YEARS since I’ve plopped the soap molds onto the countertop and pondered the deeper things of life. hehe…. Well, today, considering that the planet will still be around another year it seems, and we have a president that no one ever thought would rise to the top…well, it just seemed like it was time. Personally, I like the hot-process method – which means it can be used the same day if you want … and who doesn’t like that idea? So, my favorite oils came out – olive oil, coconut oil, jojoba.… and of...

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