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Category: Skin Care Recipes

Make Maple Nut Lip Gloss-Recipe
1 teaspoon grated cocoa butter
1/4 teaspoon grated beeswax
1/2 teaspoon coconut oil
1/2 teaspoon walnut oil
1/4 teaspoon pure maple syrup
1/8 teaspoon vitamin E oil
Combine the cocoa butter, beeswax, and oils, and heat gently until melted.  Remove from the heat source and stir in the maple syrup and vitamin E oil.  Stir well until all the ingredients are combined and let cool completely.  Spoon into a small clean container with a lid.

Yield: 1/2 ounce

From: Natural Beauty for All Seasons by Janice Cox

Make Egg Nog Lotion-Recipe

Can be used for both face and body application.
2 egg yolks
1/2 cup heavy cream or half and half
1 tablespoon rum
1/4 cup light oil (canola, almond, and walnut work well)

In a blender, mix together the egg yolks, cream, and rum until well blended.  With the blender running, slowly add the oil in a think stream until well combined.  Pour the creamy lotion into a clean container and store in the refrigerator.

Yield: 8 ounces

From: Natural Beauty for All Seasons by Janice Cox

Make Sea Salt Body Scrub-Recipe

by Laura Toms at Olentangy Soapworks
1/2 oz. Beeswax
8 oz. Sweet almond oil
3-1/2 lb. Finely ground sea salts
1 Tbs. Each lavender, rosemary and peppermint essential oils

Melt the beeswax in the sweet almond oil, then allow it to cool.

If starting with coarse sea salt, grind it to the consistency of table salt. (Any finer and it won’t scrub well!) Then add the cooled beeswax/oil mixture and the essential oils.

This is the quantity I make to sell. Adjust the quantities according to your needs.

Use this scrub in the shower. Massage into the skin and rinse it off. Don’t use it on facial, broken or sensitive skin. This scrub exfoliates, invigorates, and leaves your skin feeling soft and smooth.

Make New Year’s Baby Bath-Recipe

1/4 cup nonfat dry milk
1/4 cup whole dry buttermilk
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 drop orange oil (optional)
Mix together all the ingredients and pour into a clean container or resealable plastic bag.

To use: Pour 1/4 cup of the bath powder into a full tub or 1 tablespoon into a small baby bathtub.

Yield: 4 ounces, enough for 2 baths

From: Natural Beauty for All Seasons by Janice Cox

Make Egyptian Facial Mask-Recipe

1 egg, beaten
1/2 teaspoon olive oil
1 tablespoon flour
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1 tablespoon whole milk

Mix together all the ingredients until creamy and well blended.  Spread the mixture over your face and neck, and leave on for 15 minutes.  Rinse well with cool water and pat dry.
Yield: 2 ounces, enough for 1 facial mask

From: Natural Beauty for All Seasons by Janice Cox

Make Cleansing Grains-Recipe

copyright 1996-1999 Rainbow Meadow Inc.

10 oz. homemade soap
8 oz Oatmeal
2-4 oz. of cornmeal
2 Tbs. wheat germ

Chunk up some cured soap and put in the cuisinart. Run until it’s chopped up. Add oatmeal until it’s no longer sticky, but has a somewhat dry, grainy appearance. Add cornmeal and wheat germ. Pulse 5-6 times. While cuisinart is running, add scent. Warning: If you add the scent in your cuisinart you won’t be able to use it for food again because the essential oils will permeate the plastic.

To use, put about 1 tablespoon in palm of hand, close into a loose fist and run under running water to dampen. Rub *gently* over wet skin. Lathers and exfoliates at the same time.


Make Chocolate Lip Gloss-Recipe

1-1/2 teaspoons grated cocoa butter
1/2 teaspoon coconut oil
1/8 teaspoon vitamin E oil
1/4 teaspoon grated chocolate or 3 small chocolate chips
In a double boiler or the microwave oven, heat the cocoa butter, coconut oil, and vitamin E oil gently until melted.  Stir in the chocolate and keep stirring until melted and well blended.  Pour into a small lip gloss container and allow to cool completely before using.

Yield: 1/2 ounce

From: Natural Beauty for All Seasons by Janice Cox

Make Choco-Coco Lip Balm-Recipe

copyright 1999 Rainbow Meadow Inc.

.7 oz beeswax
1 oz virgin coconut oil
1 oz cocoa butter

Melt all oils together and mix well. Pour into lip balm tubes. Makes
about 12 tubes. This really needs to be in tubes because it’s pretty solid.