Wednesday, December 31, 2014

BENEFITS OF PETITGRAIN ESSENTIAL OIL



Blends well with clary sage, lavender, eucalyptus, lemon, peppermint, spearmint, patchouli, tea tree.


Friday, December 26, 2014

DIY Beard Conditioning Oil


DIY Beard Conditioning Oil

INGREDIENTS:
All supplies available for this recipe by clicking links or www.pinemeadows.net
DIRECTIONS

  1. Combine all ingredients in glass bottle with a dropper top and label for the hairy hippy in your life!
  2. When using, put 5-8 drops (depending on beard size) of moisturizing beard oil in the palm of your hand and massage into your beard and onto your face.

MANLY ESSENTIAL OIL BLENDS FOR BEARD AND FACE OILS


  • 10 drops rosemary
  • 5 drops lavender
  • 5 drops clary sage
  • 10 drops lemon


  • 5 drops patchouli
  • 3 drops coriander
  • 3 drops cedarwood
  • 10 drops bergamot


  • 10 drops cedarwood
  • 10 drops clove
  • 3 drops lime


  • 5 drops clove
  • 2 drops cinnamon
  • 3 drops cedarwood








Saturday, November 15, 2014

Argan and Avocado Soap Recipe


                  ARGAN  and AVOCADO SOAP


2 oz wt. Argan oil
3 oz wt. Sweet Almond Oil
4 oz wt. Avocado Oil
3 oz wt. Castor Oil
4 oz wt. Coconut Oil
4 oz wt. Palm Oil
2 oz wt. Palm Kernel Oil

2.97 oz wt. Sodium Hydroxide
9 oz wt. Distilled Water

.7 oz wt. of favorite fragrance oil
 All the ingredients for this recipe are available www.pinemeadows.net/soap.php

Follow your basic soap making instructions by following the link www.pinemeadows.net/recipes.php

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

LUSH TYPE / Cocoa Butter Bath Bomb DIY

Cocoa Butter Bath Bomb Recipe
  Ingredients
  • 250g / bit less than 1.25 cups Baking Soda
  • 125g / bit more than 0.5 cups Citric Acid
  • 50g / bit less than 0.5 cups Corn Starch
  • 15ml/3tsp water or witch hazel(add slowly with a spray bottle)
  • 1-2 tablespoons of Cocoa Butter
  • 1/2 tsp ylang ylang oil
  • 1/4 tsp baby powder fragrance oil
(or: 1tsp of your favorite fragrance or essential oil)
NOTE: some people say that Witch Hazel creates a stronger bind than water for keeping a bomb together. If using Witch Hazel in your bath bomb, either use a spray bottle or add a few drops at a time while mixing constantly and checking consistency by squeezing with your hand. When it holds together- stop adding hazel. Do not add both water and hazel.
Process:
mix all dry ingredients in one bowl.
mix all wet ingredients, minus the water (includes melted cocoa butter) in another bowl.
  • mix the two together
  • slowly add the water in as you stir the mixture. Be careful, too much water will activate the fizzy action. I like to use a spray bottle.
  • mold ( use our 1.75" diameter mold) and let dry overnight

Make sure to use extra caution when mixing the citric acid- it will sting if you have any open cuts or cuticle abrasions. It’s recommended to use gloves once you add it. Be careful as always when getting in and out of the tub- remember that you did just add oil to the water, which may cling to the tub and create a slippery surface.

Monday, September 22, 2014

All Purpose Healing Salve Recipe

ALL PURPOSE HEALING SALVE RECIPE
1 qt. mason jar for melting  

1 cup organic coconut oil
1 cup organic sunflower oil
4 T beeswax pastilles

10 drops of Lavender 40/42 essential oil
8 drops of Lemon essential oil
6 drops of eucalyptus essential oil
1 t. natural vitamin e oil

Add the coconut oil, sunflower oil and beeswax to a 1 quart mason jar. Fill a large saucepan halfway full of water, set your burner to low to medium heat, slowly melt your ingredients in the warm bath, stirring with a knife every few minutes until melted.

Remove from heat & add in the essential oils & vitamin e oil, stir & then fill each of your jars. Cover with a paper towel until they cool. After your salve has cooled you may close with the lids.
Note: the consistency of salve will set up soft but solid enough not to splash around in your jars.

This salve works great for gardners hands. Soothes & heals. Works great on insect bites, bee stings, burns. Also has great antiseptic properties works great for cuts, scrapes & post wound care.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Natural Face Lotion

Natural Face Lotion Recipe

20   grams emulsifying wax
7     grams stearic acid
1     gram citric acid
380 grams distilled water
Heat in microwave until you cannot feel anything chunky or granular.

45   grams Golden Jojoba Oil
10   grams Evening Primrose Oil
12   grams Fractionated Coconut Oil
5     grams Apricot Kernel Oil
2     grams Natural Vitamin E Oil

10   grams Liquid Glycerin
3.8  grams Germaben II or 4.0 grams of Optiphen ND

Optional:
2.5 grams Lavender 40/42 Essential Oil
.5   grams Peppermint Essential Oil

Weigh out all ingredients and set aside. Add all of the first paragraph into an 87 ounce bucket.
Heat all of your first paragraph ingredients in an 87 ounce bucket in the microwave until all chunks are melted and you cannot feel anything granular upon checking. Next add in all the rest of your ingredients and whip/stir using a stick/hand blender until your lotion begins to thicken. Transfer into lotion bottles of your choice. Note: you will not want the lotion to thicken too much if you are pouring into a lotion bottle. Recipe makes 16 fl oz.

Alkanet Root Powder & Annatto Seed Powder

Be sure to check out our new natural colorant additions:
Alkanet Root Powder & Annatto Seed Powder, you will find these in our online catalog under:
www.pinemeadows.net/exfoliates.php


 Alkanet Root Powder
 
 
Alkanet Root Powder in C.P soap

                                                    
                                      Annatto Seed Powder

 
Annatto Seed Powder in C.P soap

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Coconut Lime Sugar Scrub




Coconut and Lime Sugar Scrub
Ingredients:
1/4 cup organic coconut oil
1/2 cup granulated sugar
zest from one lime
1- 2 drops of Lime essential oil
1-2 drops of Toasted Coconut fragrance oil
All supplies available to make this recipe at www.pinemeadows.net
Place oil, sugar, and lime zest* in a bowl. *If you’re not using a microplane grater to zest the lime, you may want to use a knife to chop it even more finely before adding to the mix. Stir to combine, and if desired, add additional coconut oil to reach desired consistency. Add lime and coconut oils to smell.
You may store at room temperature for several weeks (I like to keep a jar in my shower). Use scrub to gently exfoliate skin. Rinse skin clean with warm water and then massage in oils left on skin for a soft, silky finish.
Yield: about 3/4 cup sugar scrub.
Package in our 4, or 8 oz clear PET jars to avoid any glass from breaking in the tub/shower.
Note: You can use fine sea salt in place of the sugar if you prefer.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Natural Soap Colorants

Use approximately 1/2 teaspoon per pound of fats/oils. Results vary but most of the natural colorants have a slightly speckled look to them. You could infuse the colors into the oils and strain as well to minimize this look.
1. Tumeric powder - results in a speckled light orangish color.







2. Rosehip powder - results in a purplish light mauve color.










3. Alkanet powder- results in a speckled purplish gray color.



4. Annatto powder - results in a dark tangerine orange color.



5. Parsley powder - results in a speckled greenish color.
 






6. Paprika powder - results in a salmon color.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Mustache And Beard Wax Recipe



   MUSTACHE AND BEARD WAX RECIPE

4 Tablespoons of Beeswax
2 Tablespoons of Palm Kernel Oil
3 Tablespoons of Grapeseed Oil
3 Tablespoons of Golden Jojoba Oil

Lotion bar containers

40 drops of Favorite Fragrance or Essential Oil
( Patchouli, Sandalwood, Frankincense & Myrrh, Aqua Lime, Cedarwood Virginia)

Instructions:
Melt your beeswax and palm kernel oil in a double boiler, remove from heat and add the remaining oils. Stir well and transfer into our Lotion bar containers for easy use or the container of your choice.

***we have everything you will need to make this recipe in our Provo, Utah County store.