Dog stick his nose where it doesn’t belong? Or maybe a hiking friend? Take 1 quart of 3 percent hydrogen peroxide (available from any drugstore), 1/4 cup of baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) and 1 teaspoon of liquid soap, such as Ivory. Mix and immediately apply to the stinky creature. Rinse thoroughly with tap water. Mixture […]
Sandalwood Shower Massage 24 drops sandalwood EO 6 drops ylang-ylang EO 1/4 c. rolled oats 1-1/2 c. boiling water 8 oz. Castile or pure soap, coarsely grated 1/4 c. whole-wheat flour 1/2 tsp glycerin Combine the sandalwood and ylang-ylang EOs in a small dish and set aside. In a food processor, grind the oats to […]
Dog Soap Bar 4 oz. melt and pour soap base 1 Tbsp organic herbal shampoo 400 IU Vitamin E 1/4 teaspoon liquid glycerin essential oils of tea tree, peppermint, or lavender Melt the base and then add the rest of the ingredients.
Orange Julius Soap by Sue Traudt 2 cups transparent M&P, melted 2 tsps honey 1 tsp Almond Oil 1 tsp French white clay powder 1/4-1/2 tsp Orange FO or EO 1/4-1/2 tsp Vanilla FO While the M&P was melting, mix the French clay, the almond oil, and the honey together in a small bowl. When […]
A list in progress, frequently edited and updated. * coffee beans (will sink, good for sliced loaf soaps) * coffee grounds * small plastic insects * cosmetic-grade glitter * Easter grass * tiny jingle bells for Xmas (will sink, duh) * silk flower petals (most real petals will discolor, even if they’re already dried) * […]
To your favorite soap recipe, add the following: 1-1.5 oz. SweetCakes Juicy Lime FO 1 small jar of spinach baby food for colorant or some light green soap colorant Great for men or women, and perfect for those mornings you don’t want to wake up.
OILS: 36 ounces olive oil 40 ounces canola 12 ounces coconut oil LYE/WATER: 24 ounces cold water 12 ounces lye crystals Temp: 95-100 degrees
To your favorite soap base recipe, add the following at trace: 2 oz. rose FO (Sweet Cakes has an excellent one) 1 oz. dried rose petals or rosemary 1/4-1/2 oz. lavender FO or EO I also like to add some red or purple soap or candle colorant when I’m melting the oils initially. Up to […]
As a base for all of my soap recipes and EO experiments, I use Rachael’s Tried-N-True Soap Recipe found on Miller’s soap site. If you’ve not visited her site before, it’s outstanding, and a wealth of information. So use that basic soap recipe for all the soap recipes I’ll post here in the future, or […]
Bulgarian Rose Lip Treat submitted to MakeYourCosmetics.com by Donna Maria I like this recipe because it smells so divine. The rose is of course brilliant, while the other ingredients combine with it to make a product that is at once soothhing and pretty to look at … a deepish pink color borrowed from the rose […]