Soap & Toiletry Recipes


RJ's Shampoo Bar

Submitted by: RaeJean

Ingredients:

  • 8 oz. Coconut Oil
  • 11 oz. Olive Oil
  • 3.7 oz. Lye
  • 1 tbsp. Wheat Germ
  • 6 oz. Avocado Oil
  • 2 oz. Castor Oil
  • 8 oz. Water

Directions

I throw my oils in the crockpot, except for the wheat germ, melt them on high, add my lye water, bring to trace, add my wheat germ oil, cook, cool slightly & add my fragrance! I love this shampoo bar! I don't even need a conditioner for my long hair anymore!

My Fave Veggie Soap

Submitted by: Jennifer Asher

Ingredients:

  • 6 oz. Palm Kernel Oil
  • 13 oz. Olive Oil
  • 3 oz. Coconut Oil
  • 3 oz. Safflower Oil
  • 3 oz. Sunflower Oil
  • 1 oz. Castor Oil
  • 13 oz. Shea Butter
  • 1 oz. NAL (sodium lactate)
  • 4.3 oz. Lye
  • 12 oz. Water (or liquid of choice)

Directions

I use the double boiler method of hot process. You can use either all safflower or sunflower, instead of both (adjust lye accordingly), safflower is my favorite. Also, you could use 9 oz of palm kernel instead of palm kernel *and* coconut. It's up to you.

Lavender Facial Soap

Submitted by: RaeJean

Ingredients:

  • 18 oz. Coconut Oil
  • 12 oz. Olive Oil
  • 2 oz. Jojoba Oil
  • 2 oz. Borage Oil
  • 6.2 oz. Lye
  • 1 oz. Lavender EO
  • 4 oz. Palm Oil
  • 2 oz. Castor Oil
  • 2 oz. Avocado Oil
  • 1 oz. Shea Butter
  • 16 oz. Water

Directions

Follow your basic cold process or hot process directions.

Lemongrass Clay Facial Soap

Submitted by: RaeJean

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup Kaolin Clay
  • 8 oz. Coconut Oil
  • 4 oz. Corn Oil
  • 3.45 oz. Lye
  • Lemongrass EO
  • Powdered Goatsmilk
  • 9 oz. Olive Oil
  • 1 oz. Castor Oil
  • 2 oz. Almond Oil
  • 9 oz. Water
  • Litsea Cubeba EO

Directions

Add the following at trace: 1/2 oz Lemongrass EO, 1/4 oz Litsea Cubeba EO, 1 oz Powdered Goatsmilk with just enough distilled water to make it liquid enough to stir in! This is a great soap for normal to oily skin!

Oatmeal, Milk & Honey Soap

Submitted by: RaeJean

Ingredients:

  • 4 oz. Castor Oil
  • 11 oz. Corn Oil
  • 1 oz. Shea Butter
  • 14 oz. Water
  • 2 tbsps. Honey
  • 11 oz. Coconut Oil
  • 16 oz. Palm Oil
  • 6 oz. Lye
  • 1 cup finely ground Oatmeal
  • 1 1/2 oz. Oatmeal, Milk, & Honey FO

Directions 

Add at Trace: oatmeal, honey, and fragrance oil.

Mosquito Repellant Lotion

 
Submitted by: RaeJean

Ingredients: 

  • 82 grams Distilled Water
  • 10 grams Sunflower Oil
  • 1 gram LiquiPar Optima
  • 5 drops Citronella EO
  • 4 grams Hydrolyzed Oat Protein
  • 1 gram T-50
  • 1 gram Liquid Polymer
  • 1/4 tsp Lemongrass EO

Directions

 
Put the distilled water & Hydrolyzed Oats in a bowl. Put the Sunflower Oil, T-50 & LiquiPar Optima in another bowl. Pour the Liquid Polymer into the bowl of oils & stir. Then pour the bowl of oils & Liquid Polymer into the bowl of water & Hydrolyzed Oats. Add the Essential Oils, stir & bottle! Triple this recipe for 10oz of lotion!

Rose Milk Tub Tea

Submitted by: RaeJean

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups Powdered Milk
  • 1 cup Calendula
  • 1/2 oz Rose Petal FO
  • 1 cup Rose Petals
  • 1/2 cup Oatmeal

Directions

Mix all in a container; put approx. 2 tablespoons in a large heat and seal tea bag.

Fizzing Bath Salts

Submitted by: RaeJean

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups  RJ 's Bath Salt Blend
  • 1 1/2 cups Baking Soda
  • 1 1/4 cups Citric Acid
  • 3/4 cups Corn Starch

Directions

Mix together in a big ss bowl, adding your choice of scent. Use 1/2 cup per bath.

Hot Oil Treatment

Submitted by: RaeJean
 

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup Almond Oil
  • 1/4 cup Jojoba Oil
  • 1/2 tsp. Rosemary EO
  • 1/4 cup Wheat Germ Oil
  • 1 tsp. Lavender EO

Directions

Mix well. I put this on my wet hair, wrap in a towel on my head, wear it for 20 minutes & shampoo! Awesome!

Hydrosol Information


Oregano - Perfect for oil/problem/acne skin conditions. Oregano is anit-infectious, antibiotic, anti-viral and antiseptic. Not to be used on sensitive skin. Again, a great light air freshener especially in a 'sick' room.

Peppermint - Perfect as a pick ne up as this one is very stimulating. Peppermint is antiseptic, antibiotic, anti-infectious, a tonic and stimulant. Can also be used as a light air freshener.

Rose - Good for all skin types, but especially for mature, sensitive skin.

Rosemary - Best for slightly oily skin due to its astringent qualities. Rosemary stimulates tissue circulation and is "warming".

Tea Tree - Can be used to cleanse cuts, skin infections, skin toner for acne or break-outs, as a gargle for sore throats, diluted in a douche for yeast infections, and much more.

These recipes are from UniquelyYou.com


Basic Masks

Oatmeal, soaked 
Clay 
Fruit or Vegetable Pulp and Juice 
Carrier Oil--1 tsp 
Essential Oils--5 to 15 drops 
Floral Water (Hydrosol), Herb Tea, or Distilled Water

Put a few spoonfuls of clay and oatmeal in a bowl. Add pulp/juice, carrier oil, and essential oil. Stir. Add floral water, tea, or water to obtain consistency desired. Apply to face with fingertips in upward strokes. Leave on for 15 minutes. Gently remove with wet clothe or sponge. Apply floral water to close pores.

Pulps: create in blender. Add very small amount of water, if needed. 
For acne: cabbage, grape, yeast. 
For oily skin: cabbage, cucumber, lemon, grape, pear, strawberry. 
For normal skin: avocado, lemon, peach, wheat germ oil. 
For dry skin: melon, carrot avocado, wheat germ oil. 
For sensitive skin: honey, apple, grape, melon. 
For mature skin: apple, avocado, wheat germ oil.

Use only small amounts of green clay on dry skin. 
Use only small amounts of seaweed on sensitive skin. 
For safety, avoid phenolic oils: Aniseed, Basil, Bay, Cinnamon Bark & Leaf, Clove, Fennel, Marjoram, Oregano, Savory, Tarragon, Thyme. 
Use Bergamot FCF. 
Oatmeal, soaked 
Clay 
Fruit or Vegetable Pulp and Juice 
Carrier Oil--1 tsp 
Essential Oils--5 to 15 drops 
Floral Water (Hydrosol), Herb Tea, or Distilled Water

Put a few spoonfuls of clay and oatmeal in a bowl. Add pulp/juice, carrier oil, and essential oil. Stir. Add floral water, tea, or water to obtain consistency desired. Apply to face with fingertips in upward strokes. Leave on for 15 minutes. Gently remove with wet clothe or sponge. Apply floral water to close pores.

Pulps: create in blender. Add very small amount of water, if needed. 
For acne: cabbage, grape, yeast. 
For oily skin: cabbage, cucumber, lemon, grape, pear, strawberry. 
For normal skin: avocado, lemon, peach, wheat germ oil. 
For dry skin: melon, carrot avocado, wheat germ oil. 
For sensitive skin: honey, apple, grape, melon. 
For mature skin: apple, avocado, wheat germ oil.

Use only small amounts of green clay on dry skin. 
Use only small amounts of seaweed on sensitive skin. 
For safety, avoid phenolic oils: Aniseed, Basil, Bay, Cinnamon Bark & Leaf, Clove, Fennel, Marjoram, Oregano, Savory, Tarragon, Thyme. 
Use Bergamot FCF.


EIGHT HYDROSOLS FOR CATS from Cats & Kittens Magazine!

Roman Chamomile, Lavender, Rose, Geranium, Lemon verbena, rosemary, neroli and witch hazel are among the more common hydrosols, making them easier for cat owners to find and purchase for therapeutic use.

Chamomile (Roman) Anthemis nobilis: Suggested used: ear cleaning, skin irritations, calming

Geranium/Rose Geranium, Pelargonium x asperum: Suggested uses: tick repelling, deodorizing/perfuming, skin irritations, calming

Lavender, Lavandula angustifolia: Suggested Uses: flea and tick repellent, deodorizing/perfuming, skin irritations, ear cleaning, calming

Lemon Verbena, Lippia citriadora: Suggested Uses: flea repellent, ear cleaning, skin irritations

Orange Blossom/Orange Flower/Neroli, Citrus aurantium: Suggested uses: calming, deodorizing/perfuming, skin irritaions

Rose, Rosa damascena: Suggested uses: calming, deodorizing/perfuming, skin irritations

Rosemary, Rosmarinus officianalis: Suggested uses: flea repelling, deodorizing, stimulating, revitalizing

Witch Hazel, Hamamelis virginiana: suggested Uses: skin irritations, ear cleaning

This link is awesome! Check it out!!! 
www.hydrosols.com/articles_4.html


Minty Mouthwash

Purified Water--1/2 cup 
Rosemary Hydrosol--1/2 cup. 
Liquid Glycerin--4 teaspoons 
Myrrh--5 drops 
Peppermint or Spearmint--10-12 drops

Directions: Boil the water. A glycerin. Remove from the heat and let cool for 10 minutes. Add hydrosol and essential oils. Let cool for 30 minutes. Put into dark glass bottle. This makes slightly more than 8 oz.

Sea Mud Mask


French White Clay--1 cup 
French Green Clay--1/2 cup 
Bentonite Clay--1/2 cup 
Powdered Kelp--1/2 cup 
Elder Flowers--1/2 cup 
Purified Water 
Rose Water

Mix together and store in airtight container. Mix with equal amounts of rose water and purified water, to desired consistency. Gently pat onto skin. Avoid eye area. Leave on for 15 minutes. This won't completely dry. Rinse gently with warm water. 


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