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After Bath Splash

Use as much as you like since this scent is very light.

This recipe is invigorating after you get out of the tub or shower. I like to use it after a morning shower because it’s a great wake-me-up. And it is SO easy, it uses any plant material, or you can make it with essential oil.

1 quart glass canning jar
1 cup plant material or 16 ml of essential oil
2 cups vodka

To use plants:

1. Place plants in the jar and cover with vodka.
2. Let stand for 2 weeks, shaking daily to infuse the scent.
3. Strain out the plants.
4. After 2 weeks, bottle and use.           To use Essential Oil:
It’s a lot faster with pure essential oils.

1. Pour vodka into the jar
2. Add 1 ml of essential oil per ounce of vodka
3. Let sit for a couple of days, shaking daily
4. Bottle and use

Glycerin Body Mist

A wonderful product for dry skin. The glycerin replaces the oils removed from your skin each time you wash.

3 ounces distilled water
1 ounce glycerin
4 ml essential oil
4 ml alcohol
(Everclear ™, which can be gotten from a liquor store, works well)

1. Combine all the ingredients
2. Shake vigorously for 2-3 minutes.
3. Mist over desired areas of body and rub in (Shake well before each use)

Basic Lip balm

2 tsp coconut oil
1 tsp. beeswax
1 vitamin E capsule (optional)
3 – 4 ml of essential or flavoring oils
(amount depends on oils used)

1. Melt all of the above items together
2. Pour into lip balm container (You can use a heavy plastic children’s medicine dropper found at drug stores to fill tubes)
3. Allow to cool

There are endless variations using more and less of different ingredients, and other moisturizers for the lips. Various Essential Oils and flavors may be added to taste. Try a few drops of Peppermint , Rosemary , Orange or Lemon Essential Oils, or any other essential oils you might enjoy! You can also use the candy flavorings oils found in the candy making shops!

Makes approximately 2 oz of lip balm

Lotion Bars in 3 easy steps!

Equal parts
Beeswax
Cocoa butter
Grapeseed oil
20 drops of essential oil per 3 oz of oils

1. Melt beeswax on stove.
2. Add cocoa butter and grapeseed oil. Stir until butter is entirely melted and oils are mixed.
3. Pour into molds and allow to harden.

Try using more or less of different fixed oils (that are safe for skin use) to add other moisturizing properties in your lotion bars. The important thing is to have a butter or oil ingredient that will harden and stay hardened at room temperature. Not having this, will give you a liquid mixture of oils that you will have to rub into your skin, and not a bar! Various Essential Oils and flavors may be added to vary the scent.

Crisco™ Hand Cream

Crisco ™ is just a blend of veggie oils and will make a nice hand cream if you can get past the idea of using shortening.
Give this one a try.

4 ounces Crisco ™
2 ounces beeswax
2 ounces glycerine
2 tablespoons liquid lecithin
4 fluid ounces distilled water

1. Melt all ingredients together just until liquid
2. Mix with a whisk until it begins to thicken well
3. Pour into a jar and allow to cool
4. Use as needed

The Lone Star Lotion

This nice little recipe was sent to us by Alice Hotaling and should make any where from 16 to 19 oz of lotion. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did!

12 oz. Warm Water (distilled, tap, spring, or well)
2 Tablespoons Cocoa Butter
1 Tablespoon Almond Oil
1 1/2 Tablespoons Shea Butter
1/2 Tablespoon Jojoba Oil
2 Tablespoons Emulsifying Wax
5-6 drops of essential or fragrance oil (Gardenia, Rose, or Wintergreen are good choices)

1. Melt everything, except the water and scent oil, together until completely melted.
2. Remove from heat and stir well.
3. Add warm water and scent oil and use either a hand mixer or a blender to thoroughly blend for 20 minutes.
4. Pour into bottles and leave lids off until the lotion is completely cool. Yes, this is an important step. 🙂
5. Enjoy!

Basic Air Freshener

Air fresheners are so easy to make at home! You will need a scent oil and a base. You can use an oil for the base, but it can stain clothes, furniture, and carpet. That is why we use water as a base in our recipe. And if you make it in small batches, such as our recipe size, you won’t need to include any preservatives. Typically, this recipe will have a shelf life of about 6 months depending on the storage conditions, materials used, and how often you use it.

4 ounces Water (distilled, tap, spring, or well)
15 drops of essential oil

1. Put essential oil and water in your 4 oz spray bottle in order listed.
2. Shake well.
3. Spray around the house as needed.

You can use different essential oils or fragrance oils for different things. Lemon is excellent for a “clean” smell. Cinnamon or Clove are wonderful around the winter holidays. Peppermint and Lavender are great all year long (when using Peppermint Essential Oil, use 10 drops due to the strength of the oil).

Simple Lavender Bath Salts

When making non-foaming bath salts, you only need salts and a scent oil. We recommend using Dead Sea Salts as they are so rich in minerals. We carry course or fine grain. For baths and scrubs, you might want to use fine grain. But for foot baths and hand soaks course grain is proper. To make simple foaming bath salts, use 3/4 cup liquid soap and add to your completed bath salts. As soon as it is mixed you can use it.

1 1/2 cups Salts
4-6 drops of Lavender essential oil

1. Combine salts and essential oil, and stir well!
2. Put in pint canning jar and label. Let set for 12 hours. Enjoy!

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