Recipes - ESSENTIAL OILS

BATH

Almond Rose Soap


A fragrant soap that gently cleans & exfoliates using a simple soap making method

5 gm dried red rose petals, 2 1/2 C pure soap flakes, 2/3 C boiling water, 1/2 C rose water, 20 gm ground almonds, 9 drops rose geranium essential oil

Pound the rose petals in a mortar & pestle. In a large glass bowl, combine the ground petals, soap & water. Stir til smooth. If the soap starts to solidify, place the bowl over near boiling water.

Stir in the rose water & ground almonds. Allow to cool. Add the rose geranium oil.

Shape the mixture into walnut size balls. Flatten slightly. Place the soap between sheets of wax paper & allow to harden.

Best if kept in a cool dark place for 1 week before using. Store any unused soap in a cool dark place.

You can of course make them any shape you like by various methods, eg: milk carton, small juice bottles, etc.


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Cinnamon Soap

A lovely rich spice soap that the men might even like.


1 kg left over soap scraps or soap flakes, 3 tsp spring water, 1 tsp glycerine, 1/2 tsp cinnamon oil, 3 tsp sweet orange oil, 10 drops clove oil

Coarsely grate the soap scrapes into a large glass bowl. Add spring water, glycerine & oils. Mix well

Cover bowl & let stand 15 min til soap becomes soft & pliable.

Scoop mixture up and form, into balls, squares, whatever takes your fancy, compressing tightly. Allow to dry & harden for 1 week, in a cool dark place.

Always store soap in a cool dark place.


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BODY CARE


Best Body Oils for Your Skin Type

To make a body oil, put 20 ml almond oil in a sterile glass jar with a tight fitting lid. Add the appropriate drops of one of the oils for your skin type. Shake & pour a little into your palm. Apply it to the rest of your body.

This blend will give you 4 body rubs.

Normal Skin

8 drops lavender
6 drops rose geranium


Oily Skin

10 drops lemon
6 drops rose geranium
4 drops sandalwood


Dry Skin

8 drops patchouli
4 drops rose geranium


Sensitive Skin

3 drops rose geranium
2 drops patchouli

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Cellulite Massage Oil

30 ml almond oil, 1/2 tsp jojoba oil, 1/2 tsp carrot oil, 14 drops rose geranium essential oil, 6 drops lemongrass essential oil, 4 drops cypress essential oil

Combine all ingredients in a jar. Shake well

After a bath or shower, gently pat your skin dry. Massage in a circular motion, a small amount, 1/4 to 1/2 tsp, depending on size of area.

Apply only once a day


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