Monday, December 21, 2015

Candy Cane Scrub

Candy Cane Scrub


Items needed:

everything you will need is available in our store, order online or come into the store.

-4 oz pet jars with size 58 lids 
-medium sea salt
-mini candy canes (2 per jar)
-fixed oil (liquid oil of choice)
-peppermint essential oil

mixing bowl
spatula

All supplies available at www.pinemeadows.net
**I don't recommend using glass when making scrubs & bath salts. Wet slippery hands and glass don't mix!
I smashed my candy canes into tiny pieces, then add in your salt by using the 4 oz container as a measurement guide. Stir the dry ingredients so they have a consistent mix of candy canes to salt. Saturate your salt & candy cane mixture with your liquid fixed oil of choice (don't use olive oil or it will look green). Stir the scrub and then scoop into the jars. Make a cute label or instructions for use. Place in a cute cello bag with a few candy canes. Great stocking stuffer or gift. To use rub on skin in the shower or bath and enjoy.





Monday, November 2, 2015

Natural Deodorant Recipe

Natural Deodorant Recipe

Ingredients:
4 tablespoons shea butter
1.5 tablespoons beeswax
4 teaspoons arrowroot powder
(may substitute kaolin or bentonite clay)
10 drops  of favorite essential oil or fragrance oil
(tea tree, lavender, or any other that you prefer)
**All ingredients and deodorant tubes can be found on our website www.pinemeadows.net or in our Utah County store.

Directions:
Measure the beeswax, deodorized cocoa butter, and shea butter into a microwave safe container.
Microwave on high for approximately 1 - 3 minutes or until the mixture is mostly melted. Stir to make sure everything is melted down and liquid. Next, stir in your arrowroot powder or clay until the mixture is smooth. Add in your essential oil or fragrance oil and stir.

Wait for your mixture to cool down, stirring periodically. When your deodorant mixture has cooled down but is still drippy, pour into your deodorant container.

Allow it to completely cool down before attempting to use. 



Monday, October 26, 2015

Lavender & Chamomile Bath Tea

Lavender and Chamomile Bath Tea

2 cups coarse sea salt (you may substitute for medium or fine)
1 cup powdered milk
2 TBSP lavender buds
2 TBSP chamomile buds
15-20 drops of lavender essential oil
Heat seal tea bags or draw string muslin bags

All your ingredients can be found on our website or in our store, www.pinemeadows.net

***mix all of your your dry ingredients in a bowl. Add your essential oil in last and make sure you stir it in really well so that it is consistent throughout your bath tea. Fill your tea bags with the bath tea, make sure you leave enough room to seal the bag with an iron. 
Finish with a cute tag that contains instructions on how to use the bag. 
Place in a tub with warm water & enjoy the relaxing and moisturizing benefits of your tub tea. 


Saturday, May 16, 2015

A little bit of everything Cold Process Soap Recipe

"A little bit of everything " Cold Process SOAP Recipe
featuring our newest addition wheat germ oil


5 oz wt. sweet almond oil
2 oz wt. cocoa butter
5 oz wt. coconut oil
2 oz wt. mango butter
7 oz wt. palm oil
5 oz wt. palm kernel oil
6 oz wt. wheat germ oil
.5 oz wt of beeswax

12 oz wt. distilled water
4.51 oz wt. sodium hydroxide  (5%  excess fat range)

optional: 
.2 oz wt. Patchouli Essential Oil
.3 oz wt. Peppermint Essential Oil
.2 oz wt. Lavender Essential Oil
.3 oz wt. Orange 5X Essential Oil

Follow the basic soap making instructions:

You will need an 87 ounce bucket to melt all your oils in, a glass beaker for weighing out your lye, a glass beaker weighing your water. Remember always add lye (sodium hydroxide to water, never water to lye). A mold that holds 44 oz of liquid soap (our wooden soap mold works great)! A spatula for scraping soap out the bucket, a stick blender and of course an accurate scale for weighing out all of your ingredients.

  • 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. 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 until the mixture traces. (You can use your stick blender to speed up this process).
  • Add your fragrance/essential oils and incorporate them into soap completely, then pour your soap into your molds.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Using Dyes and Pigments In Your Soap

How to use Dyes & Pigments in soap

There are several different things to use pigments and dyes in. The different oils you choose to use in cold process soap can alter the color you will end up with in your finished soap. All of our colors are dry powder form, so you will need to mix them with a carrier (liquid glycerin, water, or oil) before adding them at trace. We recommend using the liquid glycerin with all pigments for a better consistency. Please note that all micas are used at the same ratio as a pigment. We recommend using a 1.25 cc scoop of pigment color per pound of soap or .15 cc scoop of dye color per pound of soap. 
The scoops and colorants can be found in our online store:
http://pinemeadows.net/soap-making-supplies.php#s4

How to use the melt & pour soap base



How to use the Melt and Pour soap base
Melt: Determine amount of soap base needed for your project. Cut the soap  into small pieces and 
place in a microwave safe container . Heat on a low setting using 30 second intervals. Stir between
intervals until liquid. Soap can also be melted using a double boiler if that is your preference.
***Handle hot soap carefully as it may burn the skin.

Mold: Stir in cosmetic safe color, cosmetic grade fragrance oil or essential oil, and any skin safe additives. Pour into your mold of choice. Spritz soap surface with alcohol to remove any bubbles.
Allow to cool until soap hardens.
Upon cooling soap should pop out of mold easily. If you are having trouble with the soap releasing, place in the fridge for a few minutes to contract the soap.

You may use your soap as soon as it cools down & releases from the mold.
Soap base available under www.pinemeadows.net/bases.php

Friday, March 13, 2015

DIY Room & Body Sprays 101

DIY Room & Body Sprays 101


You will need the following items to make a room/body spray.
- Glass beaker or a pyrex with a pour spout.
- Distilled water
Polysorbate 20
- Fragrance oil or Essential Oil
- Spray bottles (my favorite is the aluminum bottle in the picture)

First, fill your bottle of choice almost all the way full of distilled water, leaving
enough head space for the addition of a few more drops of oil & the polysorbate 20.
Next pour the water from your bottle into your glass beaker. Add 2 - 3 drops of fragrance
or essential oil to your beaker containing the distilled water. Add 2 - 3 drops of polysorbate 20
to your glass beaker & stir. I usually wait for a few minutes to make sure the base
(oil, polysorbate 20 & fragrance or essential oil) has not separated. If separation occurs
add a drop more of the polysorbate 20 & stir again. Wait to make sure that you do not have any
separation. Repeat if necessary. Sometimes certain fragrance oils or essential oils will require
that you use a little more of the polysorbate 20 to keep your base from separating.
When your solution is emulsified & no visible separation has occurred, transfer back into the
bottle & screw your spray top on. It should be ready to use.

How to use our Lip Balm Bases

How to use our Lip Balm Bases
We offer Mango Butter, Shea Butter, Lanolin or Vitamin E
www.pinemeadows.net/bases.php

Our bases come in a natural HDPE  thick plastic jar.
1. Unscrew the lid & remove the pressure seal, place the lid back on the
jar but do not screw it on. It should just be sitting on the top.
2. Heat your lip balm solution in the microwave using one minute increments
 until it is liquid. Be sure that you don't overheat as you could melt the container.
You may also scoop the lip balm base out & melt in a double boiler.
3. Add color chips or mica to your lip balm base if you choose to color.
If not skip this step.
4. Add approximately 9 ml (measure using our pipettes)of your favorite
flavor oil or essential oil to our 8 oz wt. size, stir in making sure the flavoring is consistent
throughout. Test on your lips and add based off of your preference.
5. Transfer into your container of choice. Tubes, jars, or tins. I like to cut the tip off of
a pipette and transfer the lip balm using it.

Any left over base should be stored in the refrigerator for optimum shelf life.
Remember this is a natural product with no preservative, only natural vitamin e
has been added to aid in preventing a stale product.

Lip balm containers can be found www.pinemeadows.net/misc.php


Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Basic Bath Fizzy Recipe



BASIC BATH FIZZY RECIPE


16 oz wt. of  Citric Acid
32 oz wt. of Baking Soda
4 oz wtKaolin or clay of your choice
1 fl oz of favorite fragrance oil or essential oil


1  spray bottle filled with 4 parts distilled water to 1 part rubbing alcohol

***note: to get the appearance of the picture, separate your dry mix into parts and  color using our neon pigments Neon Pigments, continue with the same steps. Also, add up to 6% by weight polysorbate 80 to aid with color dispersion in bath.





RECIPE DIRECTIONS:

- Measure the baking soda, citric acid and clay. Place into mixing bowl and mix well.
- Add your mica and mix well.
- Using a plastic dropper, add approx. 1 oz. fragrance oil by drizzling into different
locations of the mixture.
- Using a whisk or fork, mix well by breaking up lumps of fragrance oil.
- Once mixture is free of clumps, begin to spray with your distilled water  and alcohol.
Using gloved hands, toss the mixture while it is being sprayed to avoid activating the fizz.
- Once mixture is just moist enough to stay together when pressed, it is ready to be molded.
 Note: check by taking a tablespoon of the mixture and squeezing it in the hand. If it falls apart,
then you need to continue to spray and mix. Make sure you are wearing gloves for this part
 of the recipe.
- Once the mixture is the correct consistency, press a few tablespoons of the mix into the mold cavity.
 Press firmly. Fill all of the mold cavities.
- Wait approximately 15 minutes and remove fizzies from the mold. Allow to sit for 1 hour before packaging.
You will know the fizzies are ready to package because they will be hard.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Whipped Cream Lotion W/ Babbassu & Meadowfoam Oil

 Whipped Cream Lotion
featuring  Babassu oil and Meadowfoam  oil.

11.04 ounces distilled water
1.6 ounces Babassu Oil
1.6 ounces Meadowfoam Oil
0.8 ounces Macadamia Nut Oil
.48 ounces Emulsifying Wax
0.16 ounces Liquid Glycerin
0.16 ounces Stearic Acid
0.08 ounces Germaben II or
0.1 ounces of Optiphen ND
0.08 ounces Fragrance Oil or Essential Oil

Weigh out your water, emulsifying wax, stearic acid & heat for approximately one minute in the microwave or double boiler method heat until all the waxes have completely melted. Next weigh out your Babassu oil, Meadowfoam oil, Macadamia Nut oil & add them to the already heated mixture of waxes & water. Whip it with a stick/hand/immersion blender. Add the Germaben II or Optiphen ND, Liquid Glycerin & fragrance or essential oil & continue to whip. As it cools it will thicken. Note this is very light & fluffy that is why we referenced Whipped Cream. Recipe makes 16 ounces so make sure you have enough bottles on hand to transfer your finished product into. We prefer using a lotion bottle vs. a jar. This recipe is super light & fluffy, a bottle with a pump top would be ideal for packaging.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

BABASSU SOAP RECIPE

BABASSU SOAP RECIPE

We recently added Babassu oil to our product line. I researched and found that Babassu oil is suppose to have similar properties to coconut oil when used in Cold Process soap. It has lathering attributes and is actually not as drying as coconut oil so very ideal for baby soaps, facial soaps and sensitive skin soap.  I am a huge fan of coconut oil in all my soap recipes so this recipe was definitely thinking outside the box for me. In any case, it turns out I love the finished product and so have decided to post it for all to try.


Ingredients:

Sweet Almond Oil       16 oz wt.
Avocado Oil                 8 oz wt.
Babassu Oil               11 oz wt.   (25% of my total fats)
Castor Oil                    3 oz wt.
Mango Butter              5 oz wt.
Sodium Lactate          1 oz wt.

Sodium Hydroxide       5.95 oz wt.  (5% superfat)
Distilled Water           18 oz wt.

Fragrance Oil/ Essential Oil optional :  Use approximately 2.5 oz wt. of fragrance oil, or 3 oz wt. of essential oil depending on the oil you choose this may change (use spicy notes at a lesser amount due to skin sensitivity as well as possibility of a soap seizure).
This recipe yields 61 ounces of liquid soap, good to know when choosing your mold. I used our $20 wooden soap box available by following the link www.pinemeadows.net/newproducts.php. This soap traced quickly. Initially it was a little soft  but upon curing for a few weeks hardened up nicely. All oils in this recipe can be ordered www.pinemeadows.net/soap.php

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Babassu Oil & Meadowfoam Oil

Come in and pick some up or order online www.pinemeadows.net/soap.php



WE have added Babassu Oil to our product line.

Babassu Oil INCI: Orbignya Oleifera Seed Oil - You'll find babassu oil listed on many natural beauty product labels for lotions, balms, creams, body butters, lip balms and hair conditioners. Although typically used in small quantities in natural beauty products, it's becoming a favorite ingredient for its ability to smooth and soften. Babassu oil is a natural emollient with restorative properties for dry and flaky skin. Meaning, it's also great for dandruff and irritated scalps. The feeling is softy and silky but not too greasy. 

**Saponification value = 247 mg KOH / g of fat.


WE have added Meadowfoam Oil to our product line.Meadowfoam Oil INCI: Limnanthes Alba Seed Oil - Meadowfoam is a very stable oil and is high in naturally occurring tocopherols. Our cold pressed oil is great for use in lip care, lotions , creams, butters, hair care and more. Meadowfoam provides great moisturizing properties to personal care products. The natural color of this oil will not stain the skin and provides minimal, but warmer tones to lotions and creams. Meadowfoam is a mild oil which is perfect for sensitive skin and baby products too!***Saponification value = 169 mg KOH / g of fat.



Friday, January 9, 2015

ROLLER BALL ESSENTIAL OIL RECIPES



Roller Ball Essential Oil Recipes 

Use any of the following Essential Oil Blends or make your own based off of properties of Essential Oils you want to use for desired results. 
Pine Meadows essential oils
ON GUARD "type" BLEND:
Orange Essential Oil 5X (fold)   10 drops
Clove Essential Oil                     2 drops
Cinnamon Essential Oil              1 drop
Eucalyptus 80/85 Essential Oil   1 drop
Rosemary Essential Oil               1 drop


Disinfecting Blend:
Tea Tree Essential Oil             15 drops
Eucalyptus 80/85 Essential Oil  5 drops
Lavender 40/42 Essential Oil     5 drops


Insect Repellent Blend:
Peppermint Essential Oil            2  drops
Lavender 40/42 Essential Oil   10  drops
Cinnamon Essential Oil             2  drops
Citronella Essential Oil            15  drops
Lemongrass Essential Oil          5  drops
Eucalyptus 80/85 Essential Oil 10 drops

Pain / Headache Blend:
Peppermint  Essential Oil        2 drops
Spearmint  Essential Oil          2 drops
Clary Sage Essential Oil          2 drops
Rosemary Essential Oil           2 drops

Fill the remainder of the bottle with our fractionated coconut oil or fixed organic oil of your preference. Order them online http://pinemeadows.net/soap-making-supplies.php#s3