Thursday, January 10, 2013


Hibiscus Flower and Raspberries 
 Ingredients: Saponified Organic Virgin Coconut Oil
                   Saponified Extra Virgin Olive Oil
                   Saponified Butterfat
                   Saponified Sweet Almond Oil
                   Brewed Organic Hibiscus Tea
                   Dried Organic Hibiscus Tea
                   Fresh Raspberries
                   Fresh Squeezed Lime Juice
                   Organic Evaporated Cane Juice
                   Organic orange, lavender and tea tree essential oils
This made a nicely sudsing scrubbier type bar. I use this to shampoo with.  

Pumpkin Pie Shampoo/Body Wash Bar 
Ingredients: Saponified Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil and Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Fresh Pumpkin
Dried Spices: Cinnamon, Nutmeg, and Cloves
They smell only faintly of pumpkin pie


Skin Cancer Balm...
Melt beeswax in a double boiler, add essential oil to castor oil and pour into clean sterilized containers, working quickly so that it doesnt harden before poured.
     Ingredients: 1/2 oz beeswax 
                           4 oz castor oil
                           30 Drops Frankincense     
                                 essential oil

Starting to melt beeswax in makeshift double boiler.

                        Skin  Cancer Balm

Vaseline Alternative...
 The stretch mark creme and the Vaseline Alternative have the exact same ingredients, except for the Aloe Vera gel. I melted all the oils together, poured 1/2 of the mixture into a jar for the Vaseline Alternative, then added the Aloe Vera gel 1/3 of a cup at a time, while blending, for the stretch mark creme. Both turned out beautifully! 

                       1/6 cup olive oil 
                       1/6 cup avocado oil 
                       1/6 cup extra virgin coconut oil 
                       1.1 oz beeswax 
                       1 oz sweet almond oil 
                       3 drops tea tree oil 
                       3 drops lavender essential oil
                       3 drops sweet orange oil

Adapted from this recipe by Jill at

                                                                         Vaseline Alternative

             Moisturizer/Stretch Mark Creme

I have heard Aloe Vera gel shrinks pores. This smells kind of like Lemon Cream Pie. Since I have been using this, the bumps on the side of my face seem to be going away!

             1/6 cup olive oil 
             1/6 cup avocado oil 
             1/6 cup extra virgin coconut oil 
             1.1 oz beeswax 
             1 oz sweet almond oil
             1 2/3 cups food grade aloe vera gel
             3 drops tea tree essential oil
             3 drops lavender essential oil
             3 drops sweet orange oil

    *This needs to be kept in refrigerator to stay fresh or it will only last a few weeks. BUT This is probably THE BEST moisturizer I have ever used. It has to be made in small batches and used quickly, but is SO worth it!

Adapted from this recipe by Andrea at

                           Honey Lip Balm

This turned out wonderful! 

     .5 oz beeswax
     Heaping tablespoon extra virgin coconut oil
     Heaping tablespoon Shea butter 
     1/4 teaspoon of food grade vitamin e oil
     Generous tablespoon of raw local honey 
     3 Drops Essential Oils of your choice

Adapted from this recipe by Renee at

Hard Lotion Cups

Hard Lotion Cups... 
...these can be used for lip balm or to rub on dry cracked heals or for any dry skin areas! These smell lovely!                                                       
     3.2 oz Raw Shea Butter
     3.2 oz Beeswax
     3.2 oz Organic extra virgin coconut oil 
     6 Drops Lemongrass Essential Oil
     2 Drops Tea Tree Essential Oil

Adapted from this recipe by Renee at

     Caramel Coffee Shampoo/Body Wash Bar

 Fresh Basil/Mint Shampoo/Body Wash Bar

Both soaps were Adapted from the recipe at 

 * For the coffee one I used really strong coffee for the liquid and for the Basil/Mint soap, I used the fresh herbs blended in a Vita Mix with the liquid the soap called for... The Basil/Mint  soap turned brown over time but was a really great soap until it was all gone!

Many thanks to Jill, Andrea and Renee for their great blogs and recipes!

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