Monday, September 26, 2016


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1.2  grams citric acid
20   grams stearic acid
28   grams emulsifying wax
300 grams distilled water

18   grams deodorized cocoa butter
10   grams mango butter
10   grams babassu oil
21   grams organic pumpkin seed oil

14   grams liquid glycerin
5     grams germaben II 
4     grams pumpkin pie fragrance oil or fragrance/essential oil of choice. 

optional - 1 teaspoon arrowroot powder or cornstarch (reduces greasy feel)

Weigh out your citric acid, stearic acid, emulsifying wax and distilled water into an 87 ounce bucket or microwave safe container. Heat for approximately 2 minutes, making sure your waxes have completely melted. ( use 30 additional second increments until it has completely melted). 
Using a stick blender whip your ingredients together. 

Weigh out your oils and butters and add to the heated wax/water mixture. Whip again and continue to do so until it appears to thicken.

Last add your liquid glycerin, germaben II, arrowroot powder or cornstarch, and your fragrance oil. Continue to whip with the stick blender until your butter recipe is light and fluffy. 

Transfer into jars of your choice. Recipe yields approximately 16 oz of product.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

DIY Bubble Bath

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1 cup liquid castile soap
1/4 cup distilled or filtered water
2/3 cup liquid glycerin
6 drops favorite fragrance or essential oil
16 oz. plastic bell bottle
Stir together all ingredients and then pour into an 16 oz. plastic bottle.

Friday, July 1, 2016

Raspberry Ginger W/ Rose Clay C.P Soap Recipe

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  • 2.26 oz wt Sodium Hydroxide
  • 6 oz Distilled Water

Follow basic soap making instructions & use your safety equipment.

  • Put on your safety goggles & neoprene gloves, combine your sodium hydroxide & your liquid, stir completely. Set the lye aside and allow it to cool between 100 – 125 degrees.
  • Combine your oils & heat. Temperature of oils needs to be between 100 – 125 degrees. 
  • When both your lye & your oils are at approximately the same temperature (100 – 125 degrees) you need to combine them. Use precautions to avoid splashing. 
  • I prefer lower temps around 110 degrees F.
  • Stir until the mixture traces. (You can use your stick blender to speed up this process).
  • Add your fragrance/essential oils and rose clay, incorporate them into soap completely. 
  • Pour your soap into your molds.

Monday, June 27, 2016

DIY Mosquito Repellent

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Creating your own mosquito repellent only takes a few minutes, but using it gives you up to six hours of anti-mosquito protection! Plus, because you’re using these all-natural ingredients, there are no harsh chemicals involved.
The base of this repellent is lemon & eucalyptus oil – lovely smelling to us, not so much to the mosquitoes.
Otherwise, you’ll only need two other ingredients to make your own bug spray.
– 15 drops of lemon essential oil
– 15 drops of eucalyptus essential oil
– 1 tsp. vanilla extract
– 4 oz. witch hazel
The reason lemon eucalyptus works best to magically banish bugs is because of a compound it contains called menthoglycol. This compound has been shown to work just as well as the compound found in most repellents, DEET, but it doesn’t have the potentially harmful side effects of DEET.
You can also use citronella oil or lemongrass oil instead, but your spray will have to be re-applied every 30 minutes. 
Vanilla extract is optional, but it has been found to help improve the effectiveness of the spray…plus it smells just so darn nice.
And, finally, witch hazel can be substituted with vodka or fractionated coconut oil.
STEP 1: Add all 4 ingredients into a container.
STEP 2: Stir well, so everything is mixed thoroughly. The color will be dark due to the vanilla extract.
STEP 3: pour the mixture into any spray bottle. Spray all over before going outdoors for up to six hours of mosquito repellent.

Monday, March 14, 2016

Luck of the Irish C.P Soap Recipe

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Luck of the Irish C.P Soap Recipe

Equipment needed:

2- 87 ounce buckets for weighing & melting oils.
2 Spatulas
2 Glass beakers (weigh out lye in one, water in the second)
1 Powder Duster
pH testing strips



6.55 oz wt. of Sodium Hydroxide
18    oz wt. Distilled Water

4      oz wt. Apricot Kernel Oil
4      oz wt. Avocado Oil
4      oz wt. Castor Oil
2      oz wt. Cocoa Butter
7      oz wt. Coconut Oil
2      oz wt. Mango Butter
7      oz wt. Palm Kernel Oil
12    oz wt. Palm Oil (sustainable)
6      oz wt. Safflower Oil

1 1/2 Scoops (1.25 cc scoop) of  Aqua Green Mica
1 1/2 Scoops (1.25 cc scoop) Fine Satin Gold Mica

Weigh out your ingredients and follow basic soap making directions:
Basic Soapmaking Directions: 
  • Put on your safety goggles & neoprene gloves, combine your sodium hydroxide & your liquid, stir completely. Set the lye aside and allow it to cool between 100 – 125 degrees.
  • Weigh your oils & heat. Temperature of oils needs to be between 100 – 125 degrees. If you are coloring your soap, add it to your oils at this time.
  • When both your lye & your oils are at approximately the same temperature (100 – 125 degrees) you need to combine them. Use precautions to avoid splashing. Stir with a stick blender until you reach light trace.
  • Add your Fragrance Oil, stir with the stick blender, don't let the soap get too thick.
  • Separate into two 87 oz buckets & color one half of the soap with the Aqua Green Mica. Stir in with a spatula. (pre-mix your Aqua Green Mica in some water so that it blends in easily.
  • Pour a thin layer of the green soap in the left side of mold, pour a thin layer of the natural on the right side. Then add a thin layer of natural (not colored)on top of the left side green, and green on top of the right side natural, continue until you get to the top and have used all your soap. 
  • I finished with green on the top. Once the soap has thickened enough to go back with a spoon or spatula and create peaks down the center (see pic). Go ahead and do this. Last will be to use your duster and sprinkle the fine satin gold mica over the top. 
  • Allow the soap to sit overnight before testing the pH (should be an 8) and then cutting & stacking so the bars can cure for a few weeks prior to using.

Friday, March 4, 2016

Milk Bath Fizzers Recipe

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Milk Bath Fizzers  from our Home Spa Retreat Bulletin

1 TBSP Powder Milk
1/2 cup Citric Acid
1/4 cup Arrowroot Powder
1/2 cup Baking Soda
1.5 oz distilled water (In a Spray Bottle)
15 drops Essential or Fragrance Oil
1. Place all of your dry ingredients in a bowl and mix together,

2. Using your water, spritz your mixture lightly (avoid adding too much water at one time, this will activate your fizz).

3. Continue misting the mixture with water     while you stir until all the water is gone.
                                                                  4. Add your fragrance or essential oil and stir, making sure that you have a consistent blend.

5. Your mixture may appear dry, but if you can pick up a handful and it sticks together, then it is the right consistency.

6. Press your mixture into the bottom of a mold ( drawer organizer works perfect, see pic).

7. Wait for the fizzer blend to completely harden over the next 8 hours.

8. Chip out the fizz 

with a Knife. You will have a bunch of random chunks. Store or package them in our PET jars. One recipe make enough to fill a 16 oz PET Jar.

    Wednesday, February 24, 2016

    Lime & Ginger Salt Glow Recipe

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    Lime & Ginger Salt Glow Recipe
    You will need the following to make this recipe:

    1/2 cup fine or medium sea salt
    1/2 cup organic grapeseed oil
    1/4 cup fresh pulverized ginger root (grocery store)

    1/4 tsp Ginger Fragrance Oil
    1/4 tsp Lime Essential Oil

    PET containers

    1. Mix the salt & puverized ginger root together
    2. When it appears to be a consistent blend, add your grapeseed oil and mix into the salt & ginger root.
    3. Add the lime essential oil & ginger fragrance oil. Mix thoroughly.
    4. Transfer to your PET jars and store until use. (we don't recommend storing in glass as your hands will be slippery & you could drop the glass in the shower.)
    **Use up quickly as this has not preservative. If you are giving as gifts or not planning on using it within a few days add some germaben II (preservative).

    To use: scoop out a handful at a time and exfoliate your skin. Rinse with warm water.
    Note: Do not use any equipment with copper, aluminum, cast iron or teflon finishes. 

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