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Cocoa butter M&P

Written by Elinor on August 15th, 2017.      0 comments

Cocoa butter M&P


This month we added organic deodorised cocoa butter at up to 10% of the weight of the M&P. The M&P still remained hard and able to maintain a lather.

To 1kg of white M&P soap base, we added 100g cocoa butter.
Melt the two together, add any fragrance and stir to blend. Only pour when it is thickening to prevent the cocoa butter from separating.

Oats can be added, 30g per kilo of M&P, for an exfoliating effect.

The pic to the right shows bars with cocoa butter, one with oats added.

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No palm CP soap

Written by Elinor on August 7th, 2017.      0 comments

Shea and beeswax CP soap (no palm)


230g RBD coconut oil
230g grape oil
200g organic shea butter
20g white beeswax
230g water
104g sodium hydroxide
30g lemon essential oil
1T honey

Traces quickly so be prepared.

The lemon essential oil and honey can be replaced by any essential oil you prefer.

Watch our video of how to make CP soap.
 



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Turmeric face mask

Written by Elinor on July 31st, 2017.      0 comments

Turmeric clay mask

Water Phase
160g water
Oil Phase
18g carrot-infused oil
8g emulsifier NF
6g conditioner pellets
Last Phase
45g white clay
2g turmeric powder
1.5g Geogard 221
Method
Separately, heat the Oil and Water Phases until the former is melted.
Cool down until both phases are at 65°C.
Pour the Oil Phase into the Water Phase and blend until thick.
Add the Geogard and blend.


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Pracaxi oil: NEW

Written by Elinor on July 5th, 2017.      0 comments

Pracaxi oil


The pracaxi (pra-ka-shee) tree is found in the flooded areas of the northern Amazon rainforest.
Traditionally it was used for bacterial skin infections and to prevent stretchmarks in pregnant women as the oil stimulates the production of collagen and elastin. It can be used to regenerate and heal burns and after surgery.
It can assist in the treatment of acne as it has fungicide and bactericide properties.
It is a very moisturising oil and good for removing makeup.
In hair, the oil strengthens hair roots and so avoiding hair loss. It improves combing ability.



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Carnauba & candelilla wax ratios

Written by Elinor on June 26th, 2017.      0 comments

Carnauba and candelilla wax results

 

Carnauba wax (1:3 = 10g wax: 30g liquid oil; I used olive pomace)

 

ratio

tube

pot

1:3

Too hard

Too hard

1:4

OK

Too hard

1:5

OK

OK

1:6

Too soft

OK

1:7

Too soft

OK

1:8

Too soft

Too soft

 

Candelilla wax

ratio

tube

pot

1:3

OK

Too hard

1:4

OK

Too hard

1:5

Too soft

OK

1:6

Too soft

OK

1:7

Too soft

OK

1:8

Too soft

Too soft

 

All the combinations in a tube would be good for a lipstick.

If you are making a lipstick, please be aware that the waxes are yellow.

This makes colouring the lipstick with micas different from a lipstick made with white beeswax.

Use castor oil in lipsticks or a combination of castor and jojoba oils, but mainly castor.

 

DIY Body Butter

Written by Elinor on June 14th, 2017.      0 comments

Watch Chelsea and Megan make a whipped body butter.


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Chest & nasal relief balm

Written by Elinor on May 29th, 2017.      0 comments

Chest and nasal relief balm

 A great balm to ease chest and nasal congestion.
Makes 100g.

55g olive oil
15g beeswax
10g menthol crystals
11g camphor essential oil
8g eucalyptus blue gum essential oil

1. Gently heat the olive oil and beeswax until the beeswax is melted. Take off the heat.
2. Add the menthol crystals and stir until dissolved.
3. Add the camphor and eucalyptus essential oils and stir until blended.
4. Pour into containers.

NB: The essential oils and menthol used are volatile oils and will reach their flashpoint if heated.

At their flashpoint the oils will flash flame.

SO DON'T HEAT THEM PLEASE.




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Rose body butter

Written by Elinor on April 21st, 2017.      0 comments

Rose body butter

165g shea butter
18g borage oil
6g arrowroot powder
½ tsp palmarosa essential oil
½ tsp red mica

Method
Put everything in a pot and heat gently until the shea butter is melted.
Leave to set at room temperature.
Whip with a whisk for 5 minutes.
Spoon into containers.
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Deodorant with beeswax

Written by Elinor on April 12th, 2017.      0 comments

Deodorant, beeswax

(Makes 2 deodorant tubes)
48g organic evening primrose oil
30g organic coconut oil
20g organic shea butter
20g white beeswax
2g vitamin E
25g organic arrowroot powder
15g diatomaceous earth
7g kaolin clay
If you want to make the deodorant whiter add 2 tsp titanium dioxide

Deodorant, beeswax, titanium dioxide

(Makes 2 deodorant tubes)
48g organic evening primrose oil
30g organic coconut oil
20g organic shea butter
20g white beeswax
2g vitamin E
25g organic arrowroot powder
15g diatomaceous earth
7g kaolin clay
2 tsp titanium dioxide
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The deodorant on the right has the titanium dioxide.

Method
Melt the oils, butter and wax.
Add the rest of the ingredients and stir to blend.
Cool.
Pour into deodorant tubes.
 

Deodorant 2

Written by Elinor on April 11th, 2017.      0 comments

Deodorant vegan no baking soda


(Makes 1 deodorant tube)

22g organic deodorised cocoa butter
22g organic shea butter
13g organic arrowroot powder
9g diatomaceous earth
4 drops vitamin E
few drops vanilla and lime essential oils
Melt the butters, add the rest of the ingredients and stir to blend.
Leave to cool a little then pour into a deodorant tube.
 
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Deodorant

Written by Elinor on April 10th, 2017.      0 comments

Deodorant vegan with baking soda


(Makes 4 deodorant tubes)
88g cocoa butter
88g organic shea butter
52g organic arrowroot powder
36g baking soda
1g vitamin E
few drops lemon and lime essential oils

Melt the butters, add the rest of the ingredients and stir to blend.
Leave to cool a little then pour into deodorant tubes.
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Honey lip balm

Written by Elinor on March 21st, 2017.      0 comments

Honey lip balm

Makes 40g

15g olive oil
10g white beeswax
5g coconut oil
5g shea butter
5g jojoba oil
½ tsp honey
½ tsp gold sparkle mica
Put all the ingredients in a pot and heat gently until the beeswax is melted.
Pour into tubes or pots.
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Chia seed oil

Written by Elinor on March 7th, 2017.      0 comments

Chia seed oil: cold pressed in NZ


Chia seed oil is yellow in colour and quickly absorbs leaving your skin soft and silky. A great oil to use as a daytime moisturiser.

It is touted as being an alternative to fish oil and is high in omega 3.

The oil can calm itchy, dry skin, is anti-flammatory, and can slow down the formation of wrinkles.

Apply a few drops on your hair before styling to prevent frizz.
 
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Deodorant without baking soda

Written by Elinor on February 27th, 2017.      0 comments

Deodorant no baking soda


(Makes 1 deodorant tube)

22g cocoa butter
22g shea butter
13g arrowroot
9g diatomaceous earth
4 drops vitamin E
few drops vanilla and lime essential oils

Melt the butters, add the rest of the ingredients, leave to cool then pour into a tube. You could pour into a mould and make a deodorant bar too.
 
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Compostable packaging!

Written by Elinor on February 21st, 2017.      0 comments

We are very proud to introduce our new compostable pop starch packaging. If you don't have the composting thing going then dissolve it in water.
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