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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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Gardener's salve

Written by Elinor on January 19th, 2017.      0 comments

Gardener's salve


(Makes 100g)

84g arnica infused oil
15g beeswax
1g vitamin E
few drops lavender and ginger essential oils

Melt the arnica oil and beeswax very gently.
Add the vitamin E and essential oils.
Stir to combine.
Pour into a pot and leave to set.
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Leave-in conditioner

Written by Elinor on November 21st, 2016.      0 comments

Leave in conditioner

(Makes 230g)
 
Water phase
175g water                                             
Oil phase
18g conditioner pellets                                            
12g argan oil                                
12g cococaprylate      
10g polysorbate 80                                         
Last phase
6g D-panthenol          
1g Geogard 221         
1g geranium essential oil
Method
Heat Oil and Water phases together until the pellets have melted.
Blend with a stick blender on and off until it thickens.
Add Last phase and blend again.
Pour into a bottle with a lotion pump.
 




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Hemp moisturiser in a tube

Written by Elinor on November 11th, 2016.      0 comments

Hemp moisturiser tube

(Makes 1 deodorant tube)

30g hemp oil
30g mango butter
20g white beeswax
few drops geranium essential oil

Melt first three ingredients very gently.

Add the essential oil. Stir.

Pour into deodorant tube and leave to set.

The moisturiser is great for travelling. It absorbs quickly so you can dress immediately after applying it.

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Carpet deodoriser

Written by Elinor on November 7th, 2016.      0 comments

Carpet deodoriser


1/2 cup baking soda
60 drops lavender essential oil
20 drops orange essential oil
20 drops cinnamon bark essential oil

Drop the essential oils into the baking soda. Stir through.
Keep in an enclosed container for 24 hours.
Sprinkle on carpet, leave for 15 minutes, vacuum off (or not).

Really simple, really nice. Use any combination of essential oils.
I used the above and we all loved it.
 
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Natural colours in CP soap

Written by Elinor on October 25th, 2016.      0 comments

Natural colours in CP soap

Last month I experimented with natural colours in CP soap. There are many items that you may have around home that can be used: paprika, cinnamon, spirulina, turmeric.
Paprika
For this loaf, I used 2T paprika and stirred it into the grapeseed portion of the recipe. I left it for two days, stirring occasionally. (This is called paprika-infused oil, so don't get foxed by fancy terms.)
When I wanted to make the soap, I poured the oil off the grains of paprika as I didn't want them in the soap. This is your choice though.
I used grapeseed oil because it is very clear. I didn't want the red of the paprika to have to compete with the green of olive oil or the yellow of rapeseed oil.
The recipe: It fits nicely in our loaf mould.
230g grapeseed oil
230g organic palm oil
230g coconut oil
230g water
104g sodium hydroxide
2T paprika powder
30g palmarosa essential oil






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spirulina and poppy seed-847-820 CP soap with 30g green clay-774 CP with rapeseed oil-176
The lefthand bar above was coloured with 2T spirulina powder. I infused it with grapeseed oil as explained above. I threw in 20g of poppy seeds just before I poured.
The middle bar was made with 2T of green clay. The clay wasn't infused, but stirred in the soap mixture just before trace.
The righthand bar is made with rapeseed oil, not grapeseed oil, to show you how you can get a very pretty yellow soap with no added colour.
 

Gardener's salve

Written by Elinor on October 17th, 2016.      0 comments

Balms are SO simple to make.
If you can make toast, you can make a balm.
If you want to experiment with ingredients and get it too soft or too hard, just re-melt it and try again. It's impossible to fail!

Gardener's salve

(Makes 100g)
84g arnica infused oil
15g beeswax
1g vitamin E
few drops lavender and ginger essential oils

Melt the arnica oil and beeswax very gently.
Add the vitamin E and essential oils.
Stir to combine.
Pour into a pot.


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Paw balm for dogs

Written by Elinor on October 12th, 2016.      0 comments

Paw balm

Please note: This is for dogs only. Essential oils can be toxic to cats.
 
(Makes 100g)
 
50g apricot kernel oil
20g carrot oil
16g organic beeswax
14g calendula infused oil
0.5g kanuka essential oil
few drops lavender essential oil
 
Method
Melt the carrier oils and beeswax very gently in a pot.
Add the essential oils and stir to blend.
Pour into a pot.
 



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