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Recipes 2018-09-25T09:33:10+00:00

Updated 14/9/2018

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There are some general apparatus you will need to start making your own goodies from home or starting a small manufacturing business.

A white 5 litre bucket with lid (I recommend a white bucket so you can see if there are particles in the solution that might need to  be removed easily)

Electronic digital scale

Spatulas

Measuring spoons and cups

Heat resistant/ measuring jugs

Stainless steel pots

Electric blender

Soap Moulds

Low toxity thermometer

Calculator

Pippetes

Amber Glass bottles (for perfumery)

Lots and lots of mixing bowls

To add to the list of what you need..is basic math skills.  To interpret a formulation or calculate your end products have cost you to make you will find the basic calculations on the Q & A page.

Abbreviations:

Q.S. – quantity sufficient – this is the amount applicable to how much you want to use.

Using preservatives –  When you are making products for reselling you will more than likely have to use a preservative.  We supply 3 different preservatives:  Kemaben, Euxyl and potassium sorbate.  You will find the usage amounts when you view the product under speciality chemicals.  I dont give recommendations as you need to make the decision once you have read the information you require on the product.

 

Important :  BEFORE MAKING BIG BATCHES OF PRODUCTS ALWAYS MAKE SMALL TEST BATCHES FIRST.  THE RECIPES AND FORMULATIONS ARE GUIDELINES.  RESULTS CAN VARY WITH ADDITIVES, SKILL LEVEL, CLIMATE, INCORRECT MEASURING.

Rules:  Keep children and animals away from your work station and ingredients at ALL TIMES.

Keep your working are clean and hygienic.

Do not expose yourself to ingredients you have not researched properly and thoroughly.  Some of Mother Nature’s rewards can be toxic..  Use clean utensils, and dont cook with pots that you made meals from.. thats a NO NO.

Natural wax jelly – Alternative to white petroleum jelly

500g Hydrogenated castor oil

2 Teaspoons carnaba wax

2 Tablespoons Beeswax beads (white)

1 Tablespooncastor oil

In a pot over the stove, melt all the ingredients together over a low heat.

Allow to cool.  It is ready for use.

Please note that this product does have an odour to it.  In cooler weather it does become slightly harder.

Applications:  Lipsticks, Balms, Lotions.

Viscosity builder for lotions, creams.  Emollient.

Idea – If you want a product that has a thinner viscositiy  you can omit the beeswax wax to achieve an ointment base.

 

Natural Liquid Soap for:  Shampoos, liquid hand soaps, body wash, face wash.  This formulation is my absolute favourite because for an end product you can use it on children, your hair, body and everywhere.  It is mild and has lovely foaming abilities.

I make this in a clean 5 litre bucket and it goes a long way.

Start up formulation:

Lauryl glucoside 10%

Dehyton  16.7 %

Lamesoft 3% (optional) viscosity booster – You can increase the % of this for a thicker viscosity.

Hydrolysed wheat protein (optional) nice additional ingredient for shampoos

Balance – Deionised water

For our newbies here…the above is what a formulation looks like.  A formulation assists you to make your own quantity.  A recipe is different..it gives you the exact amount of ingredients to make a certain quantity of a product.   But to help you get the hang of it I have given a recipe for the same product below:

Makes 1 litre – Natural Liquid Soap

100ml lauryl glucoside

167ml dehyton

30ml Lamesoft

703 ml Luke warm deionised water

2ml Rose Essential oil blend

2ml Rosehip oil

Add all ingredients to the water as per ingredient order.  Stir gently. Ready for use.

Fragrance or essential oil as per your favourite.

When I make this for myself I add rose essential oil and rosehip oil.  It smells good naturally and feels silky on your skin.

Mix ingredients together at room temperature in order.

Tip:  If you want your product thicker without adding more viscosity booster you can use less water.

And for a twist to make your soap black naturally you can add our P1 grade actuvated charcoal to your water phase and then add the rest of your ingredients.

 

 

Water soluble Bath Oil – A great winter bath oil without the grease

80% Technical oil

20% laureth  4

Add both ingredients together . Shake well. Add fragrance or essential oil.

Pour under hot running water into your bath tub for a good feel.

 

Cold Process Soap Recipes

Most of my cold process Soap recipes make approximately 1 kg Soap.

 

 

The method of making cold process soap is the same for all the recipes.  The only changes will be the oils, the amount of water or liquids and additives.

PRECAUTIONS:  Wear gloves, safety glasses, mask during the process. KEEP CHILDREN AND ANIMALS away from your ingredients at all times.  Should you come in contact with some caustic use WHITE vinegar to neautralise the spill or splash on your skin.

Additives in cold process soap:  Titanium dioxide can be used to make your soap whiter.  I usually make a stock solution with water prior to adding it to the soap.  You can add dried botanicals, clays, oil pigment dyes, iron oxides, mica glitters or oil soluble dyes. Herbs, spices, teas.  I have occasionally used veggie based lipstick to colour cp soap with great success.  I dont give advice on additives as everything is related to what your oil carriers will do with the additiives.

 

 

 

Cold Process Soap Basic Method:  Add caustic soda pearls to water.  Stir gently to dissolve.  Do not splash.

Allow solution to cool down  to 43 degrees celcius.  Simultaneously in a pot, warm your oils, butters, beeswax, once the oils/butters/beeswax is also at 43 degrees celcius add the caustic solution to the oils.  Commence blending until it starts thickening.    Blend  with an electric blender  until your mixture looks like thick custard..some call it trace stage,  then add your essential oils and colourants.  For cold process soap I do recommend you use essential oils.  If you are going to add fragrances and synthetic colourants I think you will be defeating the objective of making a 100% natural soap.  Pour your soap into moulds and allow to set.  Once set remove the soap from the moulds and allow the soap to cure for 4 -6 weeks. I usually put my soap on  a tray between two layers of cloth. This  basic method will be your go to section at all times for all cold process recipes so I suggest you copy it and keep it close on hand at all times for making cold process soap.

Following I have provided you with several different recipes.  If you are a beginner I would suggest you start with the lower cost of recipes just to get the knack of it and then up your game making some soap with the more exotic butters and oils.  Remember you can add your own additives to add different textures.

Macadamia Cold Process soap

500g Macadamia oil

400g sweet almond oil

100g beeswax beads

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350ml water (room temperature)

120g caustic soda pearls

Follow cold process basic soap making instructions as above.

Rooibos Rush Cold Process Soap

For this recipe we are going to use rooibos tea instead of plain water.  Make your tea as you usually would. So 1 to 2 teabags in 350ml hot water.  Allow your tea to brew in the water and let it cool to room temperature.  Remove the tea bags.  Just make sure you have 350ml liquid left to go with your caustic solution (lye)

 

250g avocado oil

200g canola oil

200g coconut oil

250g olive pomace oil

50g shea butter

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350ml brewed tea

135g caustic soda

Follow basic cold process soap making instructions as above.

Goat Milk Cold Process Soap

This recipe is just fab.  I formulated it in approx 2006 and it’s still a hit with my clients.

If you have access to fresh goat milk.. get it to freeze slightly in your freezer.

If you have powdered goat milk.. mix it with water as directed on the tin.  Then let it freeze slightly.  It must have that icy look..shards of ice.  But not solid ice.

1000g pomace olive oil

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350ml goat milk (slightly frozen)

120g caustic soda pearls

Follow basic cold process soap making instructions.

There is a particular reason why I prefer the milk to be slightly frozen..the fatty acids in the milk heat up really fast when the caustic is added to it.. so just to not let the goat milk be “burnt” I prefer it slightly frozen.   you will notice that it will turn an orange colour when you have mixed the caustic with it.. that is normal..it will change in colour as it cures. You cannot go wrong with this recipe.   I let this cure for 7 weeks.. but heck it is worth the wait.

 

Gentle baby Cold process soap

800g Shea butter

100g Jojoba Oil

100g castor oil

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280ml water

115g caustic soda pearls

Follow basic cold process soap making instructions.

Moisturising Medley cold process soap

550g Shea butter

200g Sweet almond oil

250g Avocado oil

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350ml water

122g caustic soda pearls

Add your own essential oils and natural dyes if needed.  Personally I leave it as it is.

Follow basic cold process soap making instructions.

Grapeseed Delight Cold process Soap

500g Grapeseed oil

50g stearic acid

50g wheatgerm oil

100g castor oil

200g sunflower oil

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125g Caustic soda pearls

350ml Water

Follow basic cold process soap making instructions.

 

 

 

 Palm Oil Cold process soap beginners choice 

 

1000g Palm Oil

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260ml water

160g caustic soda pearls

Follow basic cold process soap making instructions.

Coco- palm Cold process soap

800g Palm oil

200g Coconut oil

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300ml water

140g caustic soda pearls

This soap is easy to identify as a shampoo bar

Follow basic cold process soap making instructions.

Pure Castille Soap

If you are calling your soap pure castille soap and its not made with this ..then you should not be selling your product as pure castille soap.  Unfortunately the product castille soap has been left for ease of exploitation.  Termed as natural, pure, well.. this recipe is really what it is.  Pure castille soap.  It is not supposed to be clear.  It must be cured for at least 8 weeks. before use.

1000g pure extra virgrin olive oil

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280ml water

129g caustic soda pearls

Follow basic cold process soap making instructions. Please stick to your moral compass when producing. Dont improvise.  Be proud of your products.

Making Gels

To make gels you need 4 key ingredients, deionised water, carbomer 940, triethanolamine..  preservative.  These 4 ingredients make a thick gel which can hold several different active ingredients.. So if you need a good muscle rub then you add the oils to the gel to massage it into the muscles. The gel once made looks like a big bowl of jelly, without colour.  Because the bulk of the gel is made from water it needs a good preservative like kemaben.  If you dont want to preserve it.. thats your choice.  Just make small batches at a time then.  Fun with soap supplies Gel kits that can make 5 L of gel at a small price.  You just add your active ingredients and water and preservative of choice.

So here are some recipes that you can make from our already made neutral gels which we supply in 500ml jars  or you can purchase the gel kits to make your own big bucket full of gel to add your own active ingredients to.  You will notice that in the gel additives I am mainly using essential oils as they have medicinal properties.  So ensure you fully understand each essential oil that you use because they can have a negative effect on somebody might be allergic to them.  It is important that if you are selling an end product you must label the product fully.

After sun Cooling Gel

500ml basic gel

5ml tea tree essential oil

2ml peppermint essential oil

5ml Chamomile roman extract

Mix ingredients all well together.  Apply immediately after sunburn.     Should you wish to colour the gel, use the water soluble dyes we supply.

Lavender Massage Gel

500ml Neutral gel base

2%  Lavender essential oil

q.s Purple water soluble dye

Combine oil and dye well into the gel base by folding it in with a spatula.

Arnica and Chamomile Muscle Rub

For this recipe, you can increase the arnicle oil if you want an even more effective muscle rub.

500ml Neutral gel base

5ml Arnica oil

5 drops tea tree essential oil

5 drops chamomile extract

Incorporate the active ingredients well into the gel base by folding the ingredients into the gel with a plastic spatula.

Optional:  Add water soluble dye to colour the gel.

Soothing after shave Gel

500ml neutral gel base

5 drops tea tree essential oil

5 drops peppermint essential oil

Optional:  Add water soluble dye to colour the gel.

Fold the oils into the gel base with a plastic spatula.  It is important to incorporate the oils well into the gel base.

Basic Lip Balm base – makes approx 50x 10ml lip balms

Note: You can change this recipe by substituting the white petroleum jelly with shea butter and increase the beeswax.  The beeswax acts as a hardener so depending on climate and if you want a hard lip balm you can change the amounts.  Also, if you are on a tight budget you can use plain white petroleum jelly.

250g  white petroleum jelly

50g beeswax beads

100g shea butter

100g Cocoa butter

Optional – Add oil soluble dye to colour, add lustre powder for a shimmer look.  Add lip balm flavouring oil for a nice taste.

Melt the beeswax and butters and petroleum jelly in a stainless steel pot gently over the stove top (not in the microwave)  Add the colourant and flavour.  Stir well.  Pour into lip balm containers.  This recipe will yield approximately 50 x 10 ml lip balms.

Ensure that your working environment is clean and hygienic.

Roll on Lip Gloss

85g sweet almond oil

43g Glycerine – vegetable

2ml Vitamin e oil – you can substitute this with jojoba oil if you prefer.

Q.s. Lip balm flavouring oil

Mix all ingredients together. Pour into roller ball bottles.  Makes approx 13 x 10ml.

Perfumery

400ml Perfume base compound ( this is a mixture of alcohol, dipropylene glycol and distilled water)

100g Perfume oil of your choice

Combine the oil and perfume compound in a glass medicinal bottle.

Place the bottle of your mixture in the freezer overnight.  This method assists combining the molecules from the oil in the alcohol base. Decant into perfume bottles.

To create your own perfume you can combine a variety of fragrance oils together.

Fizz Balls

Making fizz balls are really fun to make once you get the hang of it.  If for some reason you dont get it right the first time, please dont throw your batch away.  You can use it as bath sherbet.

You will need a fizz ball mould

Dry ingredients:

2 cups Bicarbonate soda

1 cup citric acid

1 cup maizena/ cornstarch

Bath salt dye to colour

Dried botanicals for added texture

Wet ingredients:

5 Tablespoons sweet almond oil

1 Tablespoon water or rose water

q.s.  Fragrance oil or essential oil

4 Tablespoons polysorbate 20

Method

Combine the dry ingredients together.

Seperately combine the wet ingredients together.

Take enough dry ingredients to fill the mould and place it in a bowl.

Lightly spritz the dry ingredients with the wet ingredients. Pack the mixture tightly into the mould in both sides, leaving some on the rim of the mould to act as the glue to hold the two sides together. Then gently remove the ball from the mould.  Use a knife to neaten the ball.  Set the fizz ball on a wood tray or cloth to dry out.  Then proceed to make the rest one at a time.

Tips:  Dont use too much wet ingredients otherwise it will start fizzing prematurely.

In winter I usually put the dry ingredients in the microwave for 3 seconds just to warm them slightly prior to spritzing them.

Solid Bubble bath – Use Gloves when using sls

Dry ingredients:

2 cups Bicarbonate soda

1 cup cornstarch

25g sls needles

Wet Ingredients;

120ml glycerine

Optional water soluble dye to colour

Optional fragrance or essential oil

Method:

Grind the sls needles into a powder.  In a big bowl combine all the dry ingredients and mix well with a plastic spatula.

Add fragrance or essential oil & water soluble dye.

Add glycerine and mix well until you have a dough.  Press the dough into moulds. Remove from the mould and use as and when you want to.  If the dough is too moist add more cornstarch, if too dry add more moist.  The same principle applies as with making any dough.

You can split the dough up into different batches and roll them up into different colours and layer them to make swirls and twirls.

Method 2 – Make a regular play dough and add sls needles to it.  Use gloves when handling the sls.

 

Bath salt

Making bath salts is just so simple and quick and you can become very creative making it.

There are different types of salt, Himalayan salt, normal white course salt, espsom salt (magnesium sulphate, fine salt, dead sea salt.  The type of salt you use is entirely your choice. So I am just going to provide you with tips and ideas for this section.

To colour white salt you will use bath salt dye (it is a powder) and you only need a tiny bit to colour a lot of salt.. eg 10ml dye will colour about 50kg.  you can combine epsom salts with fine salts.  Add dried botanicals, glitter micas.  You could layer the salts in a nice container for a pressie.  For aromatherapy, add essential oils or nice fragrance oils.

So depending on your budget or needs, you cant flop this basic product.

Foaming Bath Crystals Recipe

50g sls needles (this is an alternative to slsa)

500g bicarbonate soda

450g citric acid

Optional additives:  Fragrance or essential oil, bath salt dye, dried botanicals, glitter micas.

Method;

Combine all ingredients together in a bag.  shake well untili the colours and fragrance have spread evenly through the dry ingredients.  Store in pretty containers or organza bags.  Spoon the crystals under running bath water.

Body scrub 

For this recipe, depending on your budget you can substitute the macadamia oil with another carrier oil like sweet almond oil.  The basic recipe will remain the same.

2 cups soft brown sugar

1 cup macadamia oil

2 teaspoons nutmeg

2 teaspooons cinnamon

5 ml vanilla fragrance or a fragrance or essential oil of your own choice.

Method;

Combine ingredients well in a bowl.  Store in containers until needed.

Tip:  This recipe can be changed to suit your own budget and you can omit the spices if you want to.

 

Body spray/Linen Spray/ Room Spray Recipe

This recipe is suited for those who dont want to use an alcohol based spray.  It is well affordable and goes a very long way.  By adding different essential oils for specific purposes e,g, tea tree oil you can make it a natural anti bacterial spray for kitchen counter tops or a topical treatment spray for sunburn.  Or just as a nice household room spray with fresh fragrant aromas.  This recipe might have a milky look when made with some fragrances or essential oils.  If you want a very clear appearance you will have to change the formulation completely by using perfume base compound which contains alcohol.  Personally, I prefer using this recipe because it is cost effective and does not contain alcohol.  If the milky look bothers you, rather decant the mixture into frosted looking bottles.

You will need bottles with mist spray pumps.

Ingredients:

1000 ml water (room temperature)

20mlo fragrance oil or essential oil

100ml Polysorbate 20

Method:

In a two litre bottle  Combine the fragrance oil and the polysorbate 20 together.  Shake well.  Add 1000ml water to the solution and shake well.  Decant into mist spray bottles.

Tip:  For an insect repellant spray use citronella oil.

Face Mask Recipes

Cucumber kaolin face mask

30g Kaolin clay

10ml cucumber extract

15ml chamomile roman extract

15ml rose water

Method:

Combine all ingredients into a paste.  Apply to skin avoiding the eye and lip area.  Allow to stay on the skin for approx 15 minutes.  Rinse off with warm water.

Rose Bentonite face mask

Ingredients:

1 cup bentonite clay

150ml rose water

100ml witchhazel

10ml rose essential oil blend

Method;

Combine all ingredients and mix into a paste.  Spread evenly over your skin and allow mask to stay on for 15 minutes.  Rinse off with luke warm water.

Toner Recipe

Sometimes after a hard day at work I use this as my go to product to freshen up or when I wake up feeling tired it perks me up.  If you have a very dry skin bring the amount of witchhazel down and increase the rose water and aloe extract. (customise to your own needs)

Ingredients:

100ml Witchhazel

100ml Rose water

20ml glycerine

10ml Aloe extract

Method:  Combine all ingredients together.  Shake well.  Apply to face using a cotton pad.

Now that we are going into creams, butters and lotions you will notice a common ingredient I use through most of my recipes called emulsifying wax.  Emulsifying wax combines oils and water together.  So you can make a really pro product at the fraction of the cost of commercially made products.

If you want to formulate your own creams or lotions or body butters, the usage of emulsfying wax is between 10-14% of the volume of your end product, depending on how thick you want your product.  The viscosity (thickness of your product will determine what it is..) e.g. a lotion is meant to be thin and must be easily absorbed into the skin.  A body butter is intended to be very thick.

Evening face cream for mature skin  

This recipe provides your skin with natural collagen derived from the cocoa butter and shea butter.

Ingredients:

85g Emulsifying wax

30g Cocoa butter

40g shea butter

1 teaspoon evening primrose oil

1 teaspoon argan oil

1 teaspoon wheatgerm oil

900ml hot deionised water (90 degrees celcius)

optional – preservative – Kemaben

optional q.s. Essential oil or fragrance oil

Method:

Gently melt all the oils and butters and emulsifying wax together in a stainless steel pot on the stove top until just melted.  Add this to the hot water and commence blending immediately.  You can use a spatula or an electric blender.  I find using a stick blender to be more efficient than by hand for this process.  Blend it well for a approx 2 minutes (if you are using a stick blender), allow to rest and while the cream is cooling blend for a few minutes every now and then until cooled and smooth.    Then add your essential oil or extracts of choice and lastly add the preservative.

EASY HAND AND BODY LOTION FORMULATION – BASIC

Makes approx 2.0 Litres

PHASE A

90g Emulsifying wax

150g White petroleum jelly

100ml vitamin e oil

PHASE B

1.8 Litres Water hot deionised water

 

Melt all Phase A ingredients together in a stainless steel pot GENTLY over the stove .

Add to Hot water, and commencing blending.  Blend every 15 minutes for 2 minutes until cooled.

Optional – add preservative

Optional add fragrance / water soluble dye

Daily Moisturiser with cucumber and Aloe

90g Emulsifying wax

50g Avocado oil

100g Shea butter

50g Grapeseed oil

20ml aloe extract

20ml cucumber extract

1.5 Litres hot deionised water (90 degrees celcius)

Optional Preservative – Kemaben

Method:

Gently melt all the oils and butters and emulsifying wax together in a stainless steel pot on the stove top until just melted.  Add this to the hot water and commence blending immediately.  You can use a spatula or an electric blender.  I find using a stick blender to be more efficient than by hand for this process.  Blend it well for a approx 2 minutes (if you are using a stick blender), allow to rest and while the cream is cooling blend for a few minutes every now and then until cooled and smooth.    Then add your essential oil or extracts of choice and lastly add the preservative.

 

Cleansing Rose Cream

This is a recipe that you can change for your own personal needs.  At the time that I formulated this recipe..I was 1 and a half decades younger, when I had a approx  35 yrs old skin. I still make it every now and then for myself. (in summer) it wipes off easily but still leaves what you put on back in your skin to keep it nicely hydrated.  If you have a very oily skin then switch the glycerine with water or roman chamomile extract.

Ingredients:

 

90g Emulsifiying wax

100g  Shea butter or avocado butter ..my preference shea butter

100g  Sweet almond oil

50g Grapeseed oil

10ml Rose blend essential oil

100ml rose water

100ml Glycerine

1.8 litres hot deionised water

Optional Preservative

Method:

In a stainless steel pot warm your oils and emulsifying wax together until just melted.

Add to  hot water and commence stirring immediately. Stir at intervals for 3-5 minutes until luke warm.

Once luke warm add the rose water and glycerine and give it a good blending ..preferably with a stick blender.

Stir every now and then until cooled.  Add Rose essential oil blend and if you need to.. your preservative.

Apply to skin in the mornings. Wipe off with a cotton pad and you will be good to go for the rest of the day.. no moisturiser needed.

But Hey.. if you are in the sun all day.. you might want to make sure you are well protected with a proper formulated SPF made by professionals. I have a whole lot to say about this topic but will make mention of it later.

Aqueous Cream Recipe

This recipe carries it weight around as the boss of all Aqueous creams.  Some of my clients who make it are nurses, Moms, Pharmacists, sporting, athletes and more.  You can add your own twist to it by using some really great active ingredients e.g. Tea tree oil, vitamin e oil and a whole lot more.  For example.. if you need a cream for bed sores..add tea tree essential oil. Just remember to do your research on the recommended amount of the tea tree oil.  The essential oils or general medicinal ingredients are called  ACTIVE ingredients.  The aqueous cream just assists to dilute and apply the active ingredients to the skin.  It is called a carrier cream.  The bulk of the cream is made from water..hence the term Aqueous cream. Now remember that because it calls for a lot of water which is generally a bacteria magnet..  You can make it with or without Preservatives. But only make it in small quantities if opting for a preservative free cream.  Or for a longer shelf life..use kemaben and deionised water.

Ingredients:

90g Emulsifiying wax

200g White petroleum jelly

50ml Technical oil

50ml Glycerine

 

1.8 Litres Hot deionised water 90 degrees celcius

Optional – Preservative

Optiional – ACTIVE INGREDIENTS

You can colour your cream using water soluble dye  and if you dont want to use essential oils you can use fragrance oils.

Method

In a stainless steel pot, melt emulsifing wax, white petroleum jelly and oil together. Really gently and over a low heat until just melted.  Add this to the hot water.  Commence blending immediately.  Preferably with a stick blender.  Once cooled add glycerine and blend a bit more until smooth and consistent.

Now you can add your active ingredients.  Stir in well and make sure your product is properly cooled before decanting.

I always want to beat myself up about the fact that I did not publish this one first.. But as time has gone and as I have learnt I am  sharing my journey with you. so forgive me for keeping it in the order that it is published in.  This basic formulation is the one to go to for all emulsigying products, creams, lotions, butters. Reduce the water.. substitute the petroleum jelly for more natural goodies. Oh ..before I forget.. you can add.. water soluble dye to colour it.. and essential oils or fragrance oils. As with the rest of my recipes.

 

Body Butter – Smooth over

So this recipe is for a budget Body butter..but with still really good ingredients that will absorb into the skin.  If you want a faultless real body butter you will see it a little further down. (expensive but really great for the skin) for a specific market.

Ingredients

90g Emulsfifying wax

75g Shea butter

90g Avocado butter

20ml  Wheatgerm oil

50ml Cyclomethicone

1000ml Hot deionised water.

Optional: Kemaben, Fragrance oil, and a little water soluble dye.

 

Method:

In a stainless steel pot, melt emulsifing wax and butters together. Really gently and over a low heat until just melted.  Add this to the hot water.  Commence blending immediately.  Preferably with a stick blender.

Now you can add your active ingredients or the cyclomethicone and wheatgerm oil.  Stir in well and make sure your product is properly cooled before decanting.

A little note… wheatgerm oil doesn’t really like hot stuff. So I would suggest you incorporate it close to luke warm temperature stage.

Melt and Pour Glycerine soap bases 

 

Fun with Soap supplies melt and pour soap bases:

Prmarily:

Clear unfragranced

White unfragranced

Coloured and fragranced soap

How to Melt and pour our soap bases.

There are 2 ways:

Microwave, cut the amount of soap you require from the tube of soap.  Place the soap in a mirowavable jug or bowl and melt the soap gently for a few seconds until just melted.  Add fragrance and water solulble dye.  The amount of water soluble dye you add and the amount of fragrance oil or essential oil you use is up to you.  Add small increments at a time.

Stove top, cut the amount of soap you require from the tube of soap.  Place the soap in a stainless steel pot and melt the soap gently for a few minutes until just melted.  Add fragrance and water solulble dye.  The amount of water soluble dye you add and the amount of fragrance oil or essential oil you use is up to you.  Add small increments at a time.

For arty effects and textures, you can add activated charcoal to make the soap black, add oats, bran, poppy seeds, dried botanicals or glitter micas while its melted.

Pour into silicone soap moulds.  Allow to set.  Wrap. And its ready to use.

Easy Bath Oil

Makes approximately 1 litre

Ingredients

1 Litre technical Oil

100ml sweet almond oil

Q.S. Fragrance oil or essential oil

Q.W. Oil soluble dye

Method

Combine all ingredients together in a bottle.  Shake well.  Add a spoonful to your bath water.

Easy Liquid Soap – Makes 5 Litres – For use as Hand wash, body wash, shower gel, foam bath, shampoo

Ingredients:

2 Litres Sodium Laureth ether Sulphate

250ml Cocoadiethanolamide

2.7 Litres cold tap water

Approx 5-7 tablespoons fine salt

Q.S. Fragrance or essential oil

Q.S. Water soluble dye

Method:

Pour water into a bucket.

Add the Sodium laureth ether sulphate.  Stir gently.

Add Cocoadiethanolamide. Stir gently.

Add fine table salt slowly while stirring and until the salt is well dissolved.

Add fragrance or essential oil.

Add Water soluble dye to colour.

 

 

 

 

EASY HAND AND BODY LOTION RECIPE – BASIC

Makes approx 2.0 Litres

PHASE A

90g Emulsifying wax

150g White petroleum jelly

100ml vitamin e oil

PHASE B

1.8 Litres Water hot deionised water

 

Melt all Phase A ingredients together in a stainless steel pot GENTLY over the stove .

Add to Hot water, and commencing blending.  Blend every 15 minutes for 2 minutes until cooled.

Optional – add preservative

Optional add fragrance / water soluble dye

Natural Body Butter – Makes 250g

Ingredients:

150g shea butter

50g Cocoa butter

25g Wheatgerm Oil

2og Sweet Almond Oil

Q.S. Fragrance or essential Oil

Q.S. Oil soluble dye

Melt all ingredients toghether gently.  Pour into containers.

 

 

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