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Soap making

Well, I purchased everything to get atleast one batch if not two different batches of soap done. Unfortunately it is going take awhile to get the supplies to me tho, I thought it would take a few days not over a week.

😔, I guess I have to relearn patience…especially since the setting time for the soap is going to be a month as well.

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Adding to my Skills

To start off, I make a variety of homemade skin items.  What I have made in the past: lip balms (variety of flavors), lotion bars, neosporin (which my family swears by and says is better than the store bought stuff), body butter, eczema cream (which I had some say it saved their poor babies skin), sugar scrubs, sun screen, and more I can’t even think of at this time.

Now I am looking into making soap.  I am in the midst of purchasing items to delve into the world of cold process soap making.

homemade-cold-process-soap

It is an interesting process, the first of it is pretty fast, then once in the mold to set is which is atleast 24-48 hours (since it heats up and then sets), this is all before it can be cut into bars.  Then after un-molding the loaf is to be cut into bars and then they have to set for 4-6 weeks to harden to become the best lasting soap bars.  My first batch is going to be oatmeal, milk & honey with oatmeal inside to feel even better.  I am real excited, can hardly wait until I get my shipment in.

 

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Essential Oil Shaving Cream

Currently with the hubby and watching, of all things, Sweeney Todd and I mentioned I could make him homemade shaving cream. I remembered a recipe for it on dōTERRA’s blog.

Shaving cream recipe

Fortified with natural lubricants and essential oils, this shaving cream improves razor glide for a close, comfortable shave. Great for men and women, this shaving cream will leave skin smooth, healthy, and moisturized.

Ingredients

⅓ cup shea butter

⅓ cup coconut oil

¼ cup Fractionated Coconut Oil

5 drops Sandalwood oil

5 drops Peppermint oil

5 drops Melaleuca oil

Instructions

1 Place all ingredients except for essential oils in double boiler.

2 Once melted, remove from heat and let sit three minutes.

3 Add essential oils and stir until combined.

4 Let shaving cream rest until hard.

6 Tip: You can put it in the refrigerator to speed up the cooling process.

8 Using hand or stand mixer, whip shaving cream until light and fluffy.

9 Place in container of choice.

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Make-up Remover Wipes

These Makeup Remover Wipes work well for everyday use or for times when you need to remove stubborn makeup. With the added bonus of being less expensive to make than wipes found in stores, they include products that you already know and love. Store-bought products often contain harsh chemicals that can dry out the skin and leave it feeling unhealthy. Instead, these do-it-yourself wipes moisturize the skin while providing gentle cleansing and will leave you with healthy, smooth, and radiant-looking skin. They also provide a quick and easy way to remove makeup while on-the-go, helping the kids, or if you’re simply too tired to get out of bed.

Melaleuca, or Tea Tree, essential oil is used in this recipe because it is renowned for its cleansing and rejuvenating effect on the skin. Melaleuca also aids in reducing the appearance of blemishes and soothes occasional skin irritations, making it a wonderful addition to this do-it-yourself recipe.

Ingredients

2 tablespoons witch hazel

2 tablespoons Fractionated Coconut Oil

2 tablespoons distilled water

1–2 drops Melaleuca (Tea Tree) oil

Roll of paper towels

Instructions

1 Combine witch hazel, Fractionated Coconut Oil, and water in a small blowl and stir.

2 Add Melaleuca (Tea Tree) essential oil.

3 Use a serrated knife to cut the roll of paper towels in half widthwise and remove tube from one half.

4 Put the half without the tube in an airtight container, then pour the solution over the roll.

5 Replace lid and shake.

6 To use, pull wipes from center and wipe off makeup.

Note: This recipe works for all skin types. Store in a cool, dry place and use within three months.

These wipes are great for everyday use, but here are some other occasions when these wipes may come in handy.

After:

A dance recital or competition

A pageant

A music recital

Your wedding day

Trick-or-treating

Family pictures

Prom

Before:

Going to bed

Camping

Going on vacation

Exercising

Applying morning makeup

Other oil substitutions for this recipe:

Lavender oil

Frankincense oil

Make-up Remover Wipes Recipe

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Candy Cane Sugar Scrub w/ essential oils

Are you looking for a festive and fun way to spread Christmas cheer? Try out this fun candy cane scrub made with Peppermint essential oil. This scrub takes only a few ingredients and can easily be customized with your favorite colors and essential oils. You and friends could make batches for presents!! 🎁

Ingredients

¾ cup white sugar

½ cup Fractionated Coconut Oil<<<<<
ps Peppermint oil<<<<<
afe food coloring

Tip: In place of white sugar, you could use sea salt. In place of Fractionated Coconut Oil you could use almond oil, grapeseed oil, or olive oil. <<<<<
uctions

1 Combine sugar and Fractionated Coconut Oil in bowl.

2 Divide mixture equally into two bowls.

3 In one bowl, add red skin safe food coloring.

4 Layer red and white scrub to create a ‘candy cane' effect.

Candy Cane Sugar Scrub