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Rose clay mask

Written by Elinor on October 16th, 2017.      0 comments

Rose clay mask

Water Phase
160g water
Oil Phase
10g rosehip oil
8g pomegranate oil
8g emulsifier NF
6g conditioner pellets
Last Phase
25g white clay
10g red clay
1.5g Geogard 221
few drops rose fragrance oil
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 with a stick blender until thick.
Add the Geogard and fragrance oil. Blend.
Add the two clays and blend.
Spoon into a 200ml pot.
To use: Spread on your face with clean fingers. Wash off after 10 minutes. Great for dry, mature skin.









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Lavender moisturiser stick

Written by Elinor on October 3rd, 2017.      0 comments

Lavender moisturiser stick

(fits 1 deodorant tube)

20g organic deodorised cocoa butter

20g white beeswax

20g organic shea butter

20g grape oil

few drops lavender essential oil

Melt the butters and oils gently.

Add the essential oil. Stir.

Pour into a deodorant tube and leave to set.




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Rosemary shaving cream

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

Rosemary shaving cream


Ingredients
40g organic shea butter
30g organic virgin coconut oil
20g kukui oil
5d bergamot essential oil
5g rosemary essential oil

Method
Melt the butters and oils.
Add the essential oils and leave to set.
Whip the solid mixture until it doubles in volume.
Spoon into a 200ml pot.
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Vanilla bath truffles

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

Vanilla bath truffles

This recipe uses the disk moulds.

360g baking soda
180g citric acid
Mix these together and add:
50g macadamia oil
30g organic natural cocoa butter, melted
1/2 tsp vanilla essential oil
Stir well.
Divide the mixture in half. To one half add:
1 tsp bronze satin mica
Mix well.
Press the mixture into the disk moulds in whatever colour combination you fancy.
Put on the lids and leave to set.
When set, they pop out of the moulds really easily.


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Kawakawa M&P soap

Written by Elinor on September 4th, 2017.      0 comments

M&P with kawakawa oil


Customise your M&P soap!

This month we have make kawakawa oil M&P which has a lovely green tinge.

For every 1kg of clear M&P soap, use 50g kawakawa oil.

Melt together but don't pour until it is cool. The oil will sit on top of the soap if you pour too soon.

Olive oil, avocado oil, hemp oil would all give the same green tinge.
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Coconut whip

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

Coconut whip

Makes 150g & smells divinely of coconut

Ingredients
100g organic virgin coconut oil
30g organic shea butter
20g organic natural cocoa butter

Method
Melt everything together gently.
Refrigerate until hard.
Whip with beaters.
Spoon into a 200ml pot.
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Purple clay mask

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

Purple clay mask

Water Phase
160g water
Oil Phase
18g argan oil
8g emulsifier NF
6g conditioner pellets
Last Phase
20g white clay
15g purple clay
1.5g Geogard 221
few drops lavender essential oil
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 with a stick blender until thick.
Add the Geogard and essential oil. Blend.
Add the two clays and blend.
Spoon into a 200ml pot.
To use: Spread on your face with clean fingers. Wash off after 10 minutes. Great for dry, sensitive skin.






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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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