Monday, October 15, 2012
easy recipes for the face and body
1/2 cup (4 oz.) almond or other carrier oil (not mineral oil)
1 oz. beeswax (If too soft add more beeswax- too hard add more carrier oil.)
1 tbsp. honey or 1 capsule of vitamin E
(squeeze vit. E from pierced capsule - throw capsule away)
Add a few drops of essential oil. (Do not exceed 5 drops at least the first time.)
Combine carrier oil and beeswax, and warm oil to melt beeswax. Stir in honey or vit. E and
then add the Essential oil. Pour into small jars or balm tubes to harden. You can make a solid perfume using the same method - just add more essential oil. I always use pure essential oils, however, you could substitute perfume oils. You might also use a healing combination such as "NoMo Pain" which smells great.
Essential oil cream
1 cup carrier oil or cocoa butter - (do not use mineral oil)
2 1/2 Tbsp. beeswax
1 cup water (luke warm) Distilled, aloe vera juice or Rosewater
30 to 50 drops essential oils
In a glass measuring cup add oil and beeswax. Put the measuring cup into a pan of water - the water needs to go at least 1/2 way up the outside of the measuring cup. Heat until the beeswax melts. Remove cup from pan. Cool a little but do not let the beeswax harden. Test by carefully putting finger in the wax mixture. It should not be uncomfortable, and a film of wax should form at the edge. Pour luke warm water into a blender - remove center ring. Turn blender on high speed and slowly add the oil and beeswax mixture. It is best to use a wide mouth funnel to keep splattering to a minimum. The temperature of the oil and how steady the oil is poured will have some bearing on the finished product. There is some leeway and perfection is not necessary. This should begin to harden after about 3/4's of the oil has been added. At this point you may need to stir - preferably use a wooden chopstick along the top edges and be careful to stay away from the blades in the center. Slowly add the rest of the oil until it becomes too stiff to take any more oil or until all the water is dissipated. Sometimes there is some water left - pour it off or absorb with a paper towel. At this time you should have a thick, beautiful cream. Now add the essential oils and turn on the blender just enough to combine the essential oils. Do not over blend. Put in jars. May be refrigerated for a longer shelf life.
3/4 cup carrier oil or cocoa butter
1 cup distilled water, Aloe Vera Juice or Rosewater
2 Tbsp. beeswax
30 drops Essential Oils
In a glass measuring cup add oil and beeswax. Put the measuring cup into a pan of water - the water needs to go at least 1/2 way up the outside of the measuring cup. Heat until the beeswax melts. Remove cup from pan. Cool a little but do not let the beeswax harden. Test by carefully putting finger in the wax mixture. It should not be uncomfortable, and a film of wax should form at the edge. Pour luke warm water into a blender - remove center ring. Turn blender on high speed and slowly add the oil and beeswax mixture. It is best to use a wide mouth funnel to keep splattering to a minimum. The temperature of the oil and how steady the oil is poured will have some bearing on the finished product.
a Simple Cream
A great cream and can be converted into a body scrub if made quite runny and mixed with salt and eos.
2 oz carrier oil or a mix of carrier oil and aloe vera and 1 - 3 pea sized balls of beeswax.
Add 5 to 10 drops of Essential oils after it has cooled and hardened to maintain the strength and integrity of the essential oil.
If stirred before it is completely cool and hardened it becomes gritty
Rose water can be used for many pruposes, perfume, finger bowls, a tonic, as part of the old fashioned rose perfume recipe above and defused into air by a spray bottle as a air freshener
2 cups distilled water
1/4 cup vodka or Everclear (liquor store)
1/2 cup red rose petals (red gives best color)
Best time to pick is between 10:00 A.M. and Noon after dew is off but before the sun has released their essential oils.
May add up to 15 drops rose oil if petals don't have enough scent. Combine water, vodka or everclear and petals in a covered jar - place in the sun.
It takes less than a day for the oils and color to be extracted from the petals by the sun.
Strain through a coffee filter into a covered bottle and refrigerate.
It needs to be used within 2 weeks.
Glycerine and Rosewater Lotion
May add an equal amount of vegetable glycerin to the above recipe. Shake well and bottle. all May be used all over the body.
glissening jewels for your Royal Goddess bath
1 tsp glycerine
1 cup salt - rock, sea, or mineral salt
3 to 5 drops - Vegetable food coloring
(shake or mix well after each 2 drops added until it reaches desired color.)
20 to 25 drops - Essential oil
Shake or mix well until oils are thoroughly absorbed.
They will sparkle like jewels if you add a tsp of glycerine. Salt melts and softens the water, the glycerin will moisturize your skin and the color will vanish.
Rose water astringent
I originally made this for myself, loving the way it made my skin feel and how it seemed to keep wrinkles at bay. Then, when my daughter’s face exploded with puberty, we tried it on her. The results were wonderful (although, if I were making this for her today, I would also add tea tree oil! )
Combine in a glass jar: 1 cup red rose petals, 1/3 cup elder flowers, 1/3 cup water , 1/2 cup cider vinegar. Loosely cap the jar and set it in some water in a crock pot, put the lid on the crock pot and turn it on low for 24 hours. Then let it cool; strain (a coffee filter is good for this) and add: 2 Tablespoons Honey and 6 drops of Tea Rose oil.
Let this sit for a week, shaking the jar often. Then bottle for use and apply with a cotton ball. (If the mixture is too strong for you, it may be diluted with some water