Peppermint Patty Cold Process Soap Recipe

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Ingredients:

10 ounces Palm Oil
4 ounces Coconut Oil
2 ounces Olive Oil
(Hold back one ounce olive oil to mix with the cocoa powder)
2 ounces lye
1 cup distilled water
3 tablespoons cocoa powder
1/4 ounce peppermint essential oil

Instructions:

1. Pour lye into the water (never pour water into lye) – Set aside to cool
2. Melt oils together -set aside to cool
3. When oils are approximately 110 degrees Fahrenheit and lye water is approximately 100 degrees Fahrenheit, gently pour lye into oils (never pour oils into lye)
4. Mix until soap traces
5. Add cocoa mixture and essential oil
6. Pour into prepared moulds and cover with plastic wrap
7. Allow to stand covered and out of drafts for 48 hours
8. Remove from moulds and cut as desired
9. Allow to age in open air for 2-3 weeks before using

For more detailed instructions on making soap, check out this cold process soapmaking tutorial.


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Chocolate Lover’s Silky Exfoliating Soap Recipe

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By Brandie of Canaan, NH
Deliciously scented and convincingly colored luxury soaps with a chocolatey twist!

Ingredients:

2 lb Melt & Pour Soap Base
1/2 cup Goat’s Milk Powder
1 tsp powdered Kola Nut (or other brown herb)
1 tsp Macadamia Nut Oil
1/2 tsp Cocoa Butter
1/2 tsp Mango Butter
1/2 tsp Silk Amino Acids
Chocolate Fragrance Oil

Instructions:

Melt the butters and glycerine soap gently over a double boiler. When liquid, blend in macadamia oil and silk. Let it cool slightly. Pour about 1 cup of soap into a separate dish and blend very well with Goat’s Milk powder, making sure to eliminate all lumps. Combine with rest of melted soap, mix in fragrance oil and Kola Nut Powder to achieve desired chocolately color and scent. Pour into molds.

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Calendula Ointment Recipe

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Create a healing salve with a calendula infusion, essential oils and butters. Calendula is known for it’s skin care properties and is widely used to soothe inflammation, control bleeding and heal damaged skin tissue making it perfect for use in ointments and salves.
DIY Calendula Salve Recipe - Healing Salve Skin Care Recipe calendula salve, orginally uploaded by latisha (herbmother)

Ingredients:

1 oz. of olive oil and 1 oz. of sweet almond oil (infused with calendula petals heated at 170 degrees for 20 mins, then let sit till cool)
3 oz. coconut oil
1 oz. beeswax
1/2 oz. mango butter
1/2 oz. shea butter
15 drops chamomile essential oil
30 drops lavender essential oil
30 drops tea tree essential oil
1 tsp vitamin E
Instructions:

Combine all ingredients and heat to melt. Stir and pour into containers.

Ingredients can be acquired from Mountain Rose Herbs.


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Honey Sugar Scrub Recipe

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Ingredients:

4 cups brown sugar
4 cups fine sea salt
1 cup finely ground almond meal
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup apricot kernel oil
2 Tablespoons melted avocado butter
10 drops Vitamin E Oil
Fragrance or essential oil of choice

Instructions:

Combine all ingredients together in a bowl. Mix well, then spoon into seal tight container. (You can find natural, organic ingredients for your recipes at Mountain Rose Herbs.)

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Therapeutic Lip Balm Recipe

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all natural lip balm I made for my boy

Ingredients:

3 ozs. beeswax
3 ozs. sesame oil
1 Tbls. camphor
2 Tbls. glycerin
1 vitamin E capsule

Instructions:

Melt all ingredients together in microwave or double boiler, stirring constantly. Pour into container of your choice and refrigerate for 3 hours.

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