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After suggestions from our customers, we have started a customer recipe and ideas page for anyone to submit their favourite recipes. We'd also love to hear feedback on any of the items to see which ones you've found most useful - or not as the case may be !

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Almond delight: (makes about 120 ml)

20 ml aloe vera water
45 ml filtered boiled (once) water
5 ml honey
5 g olivem
10 g almond butter (or shea butter)
10 g coconut oil
25 ml almond oil

Method: mix together aloe vera water, honey, water and almond oil (put to one side). Melt together olivem, almond (or shea) butter and coconut oil. Once it's nearly melted start adding the ingredients (the ones that you put to one side) very slowly and stirring constantly. Once everything is combined (it should take less than 1,5 minute) take it off the heat and keep whisking until the cream cools down. Add essential oils of your choice. Please make sure that there are no bees around!

Submitted by Marina, July 2012
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A baby balm that is great for sore bottoms and overheated and irritated skin.

60ml jar
1/3 beeswax
1/3 mixture of shea butter and/or coconut oil and/or cocoa butter
1/3 extra virgin olive oil mixed with ground and sieved oatmeal (for porridge)
add all ingredients to the jar. in microwave for 45 second bursts until melted. Add a few drops of lavender oil.

Submitted by K. S. on 3rd February 2006.
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BABY BALM

A baby balm that is great for sore bottoms and overheated and irritated skin.

60ml jar
1/3 beeswax
1/3 mixture of shea butter and/or coconut oil and/or cocoa butter
1/3 extra virgin olive oil mixed with ground and sieved oatmeal (for porridge)
add all ingredients to the jar. in microwave for 45 second bursts until melted. Add a few drops of lavender oil.

Submitted by K. S. on 3rd February 2006.
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BABY WIPES / WET WIPES

Recipe for a wet wipe solution (For about 1 litre of solution - quantities are very approximate, I just throw it all in!)



1 part Aloe Vera liquid to 6 parts cooled boiled water

3 tablespoons of calendula oil

Few drops tea tree oil

Few drops lavendar oil

Couple of tea spoons of baby shampoo / gentle, mild shampoo



Put the ingredients together and shake them up - needs shaking before every use.

Use pure and organic ingredients where possible. I use washing up liquid bottles (well rinsed) to keep it in and decant small amounts into a smaller container for the change bag.



To use with the lotion, I made my own wipes from 2 old towels cut into wet-wipe size squares which are much more effective at cleaning up than wet wipes and better for the environment. I just rinse them out (I don't even do this for wees) and leave them in the nappy bucket with the dirty reusable nappies whilst waiting for the wash. Enjoy!


Submitted by Haleh on 20th January 2008.
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BATH SALTS

No real recipe to speak of, but take a jar or ziplock bag and fill it with at least 100g of epsom salts / dead sea salts (I sometimes add a bit of cornflour for water softening). Add up to 20 drops of your favourite essential oils (ginger, benzoin and sweet orange is nice, as is vetivert, ylang ylang and frankincense). Shake the jar or bag until well mixed and throw a handful into a warm bath. You should get about 3 baths out of 100g.

It also works as a dry body scrub. A friend found that commercial body scrubs were very slippery and made her shower cubicle treacherous, so she used these instead. Sprinkle a small amount onto a damp hand and massage in.

Submitted by Lotty Farebanks on 26th January 2006.


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BODY BUTTER BARS

These bars leave your skin feeling soft, smoothed and sensuous. The rose and cocoa are delicious and decadent additions! This recipe can be halved, quartered, etc., to make less product.

Yield: Approx. 42 4-ounce bars
Shelf Life: Indefinite

Ingredients:
1 cup shea butter
1 cup sweet almond oil
1 cup cocoa butter
1/2 cup jojoba oil (substitute with Meadowfoam)
1/2 cup virgin coconut oil
2 cups beeswax
1/4 teaspoon rose absolute
1/4 teaspoon cocoa absolute

Blending Procedure:
1. Measure the the butters, sweet almond oil and beeswax into a Pyrex measuring cup and place the cup into a bath of boiling water. When the wax is nearly completely melted, remove the cup from the water and stir the ingredients to thoroughly combine.

2. Allow the mixture to cool for about 1 minute before adding the jojoba oil and virgin coconut oil and stirring to ensure the mix.

3. Add the rose and cocoa absolute and stir to combine. Pour into molds of your choice. I usually use 1/4 ounce molds shaped like ovals so they fit nicely into the hands but you can use any mold you like. You can also use deodorant or other "stick" containers. (Number of bars depends on size of mold(s) used.)

Allow the bars to cool completely before using. Space permitting, pop them into the freezer immediately after pouring -- this seems to enhance the texture of the finished bars. To use, warm a bar between your palms to transfer some of the oils and butter to your palms. Massage dry skin with your oil infused palms to soothe and moisturize. Love your body!


Submitted by J Khan, 27th April 2009.
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Breezy Body Lotion (uses about 70% water base - makes about 120 ml):

5g olivem
1 tbsp aloe vera water
4 tbsp plain boiled water
5g cocoa butter
10g (or apprx 2 tsp) coconut oil
1 tbsp organic soya oil
10 ml wheatgerm oil
7 drops each of the following essential oils: lavender, petitgrain, bergamot, clary sage, benzoin

Warm up aloe vera water and boiled water so it's nicely mixed up and fairly warm - it will be your water part
Melt olivem and cocoa butter in a double boiler (I usually use a glass bowl which sits on top of the pan with simmering water)
Once olivem and cocoa butter are melted add coconut oil mix everything well
add soya oil and wheat germ oil constantly whisking gently
after about 5 seconds add water part bit by bit constantly whisking gently
once all water part is in the bowl with oils take it off the heat and keep constantly whisking gently until the mixture has a lovely creamy texture. Once it's cool enough start adding your essential oils.

This is a very light lotion and ideal for summer months. For winter you can reduce the water part by about 10 ml and add more cocoa butter and instead of petitgrain add a little more benzoin, lavender - or any aromatic oils of your choice to lift up your spirits!

Submitted by Marina, 13th October 2011.
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ROSE & ALMOND BODY / HAND / FOOT CREAM

This recipe is my favourite and yesterday I made a different version with Lavender and geranium, I seem to have a production line going for this because everyone I have given it too wants more. I love your floral waters but apart from spraying them on me and all over the house I was not sure what to do with them but this is a really lovely way of using them. Rose oil is quite expensive and by using Rose water it stretches it a bit.

8g/ 1.5 tsp cocoa butter
5g/ 1 tsp beeswax
30ml/ 2 tbs almond oil
45ml/ 3 tbs rosewater
10g/ 3tsp emulsifying wax*
10 drops of rose oil
*lecithin may be used instead of emulsifying wax, please see the face cream recipe below for substitution details.

Melt the cocoa butter, beeswax and almond oil in a bowl over a saucepan of hot water.

Warm the rosewater and emulsifying wax in a mug in the microwave for 30 seconds and stir to melt.

Stir the rosewater mix into the oily mixture until cool. I used my electric hand mixer for this as it took a while and looked as if it was going to seperate or curdle. Just whisk until it is like whipped double cream, it firms up in the jar.

When the cream is cool add the rose oil and stir.

The rose is wonderful, I also did another one substituting the rose water
with lavender water and used geranium oil instead of the rose oil, because I
love these 2. I am going to try and think of another good combination.

On my 2nd session on this cream I made double the amount and the 3rd time I
made 4 times the amount and next time I will make more. This cream is very
cheap and you can use loads without feeling too extravagant although it is
so good it is a real treat and it smells fantastic.

Submitted by Loretta Tucker on 18th January 2006.
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I love the recipes and I had to submit my own!

HAND / FOOT / BODY LOTION

30ml of sunflower oil (I use your organic one!)
70ml of filtered water
1 teaspoon (approx 5ml) of emulsifying wax*
2-3 drops of Vitamin E oil
20 drops of vetiver essential oil
20 drops of benzoin essential oil
10 drops of peppermint essential oil
*lecithin msy be used instead of emulsifying wax, please see the face cream recipe below for substitution details.

Heat the sunflower oil, filtered water and emulsifying wax in a suitable container (I put them in a plastic tub and heat in 10 second bursts in the microwave, keeping a close eye on it). Once the emulsifying wax has melted, stir the mixture to prevent it separating (this is actually quite therapeutic!). As it cools, the mixture will thicken. Stir in the essential oils to the cooled mixture. I think it smells just like peppermint rock!

Submitted by Lotty Farebanks on 26th January 2006.
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BODY OIL FOR VERY DRY, ITCHY AND SENSITIVE SKIN

I used black seed, cranberry seed and passion flower, 40 ml of each and 60 ml sunflower oil.
I also used 10 drops of palmarosa, 6 drops rose 5% diluted in jojoba and 6 drops of linden blossom 5% dilluted in jojoba. This is a wonderful blend. The itch has disappeared, the skin is soft and I feel fine.

Submitted by Kristbjorg on 21st January 2008.


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SPICY BODY OIL

This is a mixture of oil and water and contains only goodies that your skin will drink in. It's rich and delicious !

Makes: 8 ounces / 227G
Shelf Life: 3 months

Ingredients:
2 ounces / 56.9g Sweet Almond Oil
1 ounce / 28.35g Jojoba Oil
1 ounce 28.35g Liquid Shea Butter
1 ounce meadowfoam / 28.35g seed oil
1 teaspoon Vitamin E
3 ounces / 85g distilled water
20 drops Ginger EO
30 drops Lemon EO
10 drops Lime EO
10 drops Bergamot EO
20 drops Sweet Orange EO

Blending Procedure:
1. Combine the essential oils in a small glass vial and allow them to mellow for a few weeks. (This step is optional but will enhance the aroma of the finished product.)

2. Place all ingredients in an 8 ounce flip top plastic bottle or a glass bottle. You can use either but since plastic slowly absorbs essential oils glass is a better choice. On the other hand, it''s easier to dispense the product using a flip top plastic bottle that you can squeeze.

Label and store in a dark place in the bathroom, away from direct sunlight. To use, simply shake well to emulsify the ingredients, then apply to your skin. Feel how smooth and silky it is! You may need to rest a bit before putting on your clothes so you don't stain them with the oils, but the feel of your skin after using this product makes it worth the wait.

Submitted by J Khan, 27th April 2009.


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BODY SCRUB

20mls sweet almond or jojoba oil

8 drops of essential oil

4 teaspoons sea salt or sugar

Massage into damp skin before a shower or bath and rinse well.



Submitted by Heather on 1st March 2007.


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WHIPPED COCOA/SHEA/COCONUT BUTTER

Fool proof technique for a beautiful smooth whipped wonder for cold winter days. Please note that I won't be giving specific amounts but there is one thing to remember that the mixture will double in size.

For the quickiest and mess free whippy you will need:

Tallish and wide measuring jug (I bought one from Morrisons for one liter which doesn't allow any splashes when whisking);
Electric whisk (the best one for this job is a single one the one that you attach to a hand blender);
Kitchen sink

Put equal parts of cocoa butter, shea butter (or any butter such as mango or almond), coconut oil, then add a little bit of light oils (such as almond, rice brand, or any lighter carrier oils) in the measuring jug and melt the butters/oils: for this I use a pan with a little water and I put a steamer on top so that it holds the measuring jug. Mix all the oils thoroughly and as soon as the oils are melted take the jug off the heat.

Fill in your sink with ice cold water and put the jug in the water.

Start whisking on a high speed for about 2-3 minutes. Put the jug with oils in the fridge for about 5 minutes. Just before you take the jug out empty the sink and re-fill it with ice cold water again. Put the jug in there (you can add some essential oils at this stage because the mixture is not too cold yet) and start whisking on a high speed. Because the jug with oils will be in ice cold water it will cool and harden the oils very quickly (depending upon the quantity you use of course) and it you can whip much quicker. Use this pattern again if you think that your oils are not cool enough.

Scrape the mixture off the walls and whisk again. You will see that at this stage your oils are transformed into something that it's so light and fluffy that it's hard to resist not eat.

Spoon the whippy into the jars. Please note that although the mixture is quite light (due to the air we added to the mixture by whisking) but it's still very rich.

Gift idea. If you think that your whippy came out real nice then why not putting some of it into an attractive glass jar, put a label on it with instructions on how to use it. Put the jar in a small gift bag.

Submitted by Marina, November 2012.
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CLEANSER FOR NORMAL TO OILY SKIN

250 ml sweet almond oil

50 drops of lavender essential oil

10 drops of neroli or orange essential oil



This oil cleanser is silky, antiseptic and moisturising, with a wonderful fresh aroma - it is great wiped off with a warm, damp muslin. Close pores with a muslin wrung out in cold water.


Submitted by Lydia on 3rd August 2007.

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COLD CREAM

Here is a typical cold cream recipe:-

80ml Sweet Almond Oil
10gms Beeswax beads
33ml Rose floral water
4-8 drops of your chosen essential oil (ie. Rose Oil or similar to suit your skin type).

1. Place the beeswax and Almond oil in a pyrex bowl and place in a pan of water. Gently heat and stir until the wax is melted.
2. Warm the Rose floral water in a similar way and then gradually add to the wax/oil mixture, whisking all the time.
3. When all the Rose floral water is beaten in, stir in the essential oil.
4. Transfer the mixture to a jar and leave in the refrigerator to set.
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FACE CREAM

This amount makes a jar full and costs very little.....

8g/ 2 tsp beeswax
10g/ 2.5 tsp cocoa butter
30ml / 2tbs sweet almond oil
15ml/ 1 tbs wheatgerm oil
45ml/ 3tbs spring water, I used the water out of the filter jug in the
fridge, or you could use bottled water
1/2 (half) tsp emulsifying wax (can be substituted for lecithin, please see below)*

Put a bowl over a saucepan of hot water on the cooker and warm the beeswax, cocoa butter and base oils until melted.

Warm the spring water and emulsifying wax in a mug in the microwave for about 30 seconds and stir until dissolved.

Take the oil mixture off the heat and slowly stir in the spring water mixture and keep stirring until cool and thickened. It gets thicker in the jar.

When the cream is cool add some essential oils, something like, rose, lavender, geranium,
frankinsense, sandalwood, anything you like. A couple of drops of peppermint oil is nice because when you use it, it feels fresh.

Submitted by Loretta Tucker on 18th January 2006.

*Lynne has kindly tested this recipe by using lecithin instead of the emulsifying wax and had superb results. Lynne warmed the 45ml of water in the microwave for 30 seconds then added approximately 2ml of liquid lecithin to the warmed water and gave it a quick stir. This was then quickly added to the oil mix stirring continuously until the mixture became creamy.

Many thanks to Lynne for supplying this alternative recipe on 26th March, 2007.
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FACIAL OIL

Thank you for sending my order so promptly. It's great! The oils I bought were to make a face oil for problem skin such as breakouts & acne.


If you would like to add it to the customer recipes page they are as follows:



1 ounce of Apricot Kernel

10 drops of Lavender

7 drops of Tea Tree

2 drops of Bergamot

1 drop of Rose Geranium



I love the idea of sharing people's handy tips!!

Submitted by Kirsty Clifford on 23rd November 2010.

ps. Don't forget to do a patch test first on the face to make sure it is OK for use. The blend can always be diluted if necessary...
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FACE OIL

A face oil made from a mixture of:-

5 drops Eucalyptus essential oil
5 drops Clary Sage essential oil
5 drops of Thyme, white essential oil
5 drops of Geranium, Egyptian essential oil
5 drops of Bergamot essential oil
15 drops of Lavender essential oil
in 25mls Grapeseed oil
and 5mls of Carrot Tissue oil

This has revolutionised my beauty regime! It really moisturises without leaving my skin greasy.

Submitted by S Cook 14/06/2010.

"Don't forget to do a patch test first to make sure it is suitable for your skin and it can be always be diluted if required ..... Joanna."

Put a bowl over a saucepan of hot water on the cooker and warm the beeswax, cocoa butter and base oils until melted.

Warm the spring water and emulsifying wax in a mug in the microwave for about 30 seconds and stir until dissolved.

Take the oil mixture off the heat and slowly stir in the spring water mixture and keep stirring until cool and thickened. It gets thicker in the jar.

When the cream is cool add some essential oils, something like, rose, lavender, geranium,
frankinsense, sandalwood, anything you like. A couple of drops of peppermint oil is nice because when you use it, it feels fresh.

Submitted by Loretta Tucker on 18th January 2006.

*Lynne has kindly tested this recipe by using lecithin instead of the emulsifying wax and had superb results. Lynne warmed the 45ml of water in the microwave for 30 seconds then added approximately 2ml of liquid lecithin to the warmed water and gave it a quick stir. This was then quickly added to the oil mix stirring continuously until the mixture became creamy.

Many thanks to Lynne for supplying this alternative recipe on 26th March, 2007.
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FACE TONER

I quarter fill a glass bottle with witch hazel then fill the rest with either orange or rose water. I add one large drop of vegetable glycerine and finish with a few drops of lavender oil. Shake the bottle and you have a gentle, natural face toner!

I made this recipe up and love it!


Submitted by H Robbins on 31st August 2011. - Winner of the August Tip/Recipe of the Month !
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Foot cream

It might be that the ingredients look familiar but note that there is no emulsifiers used due to the way I make the cream.

And the secret is - oils, waxes and water parts reach the same temperature.

20 ml water (I usually use boiled water whihc was boiled only once - the water should be between warm and hot);
5 g beeswax
5 g cocoa butter
10 g coconut oil
10 ml grapeseed oil
5 drops of each essential oils: lemon, peppermint, lavender, benzoin.

If you wish you can use any of the richer oils such as olive or avocado in place of coconut oil.

Instructions (it has to be done fairly quickly):

Melt beeswax,
add cocoa butter and melt it in the beeswax - stir
to this mixture add coconut oil - stir all the ingredients well (literally for 5 - 7 seconds)
then slowly add grapeseed oil - stir (again for about 5 seconds)
then start adding water bit by bit constantly whisking gently (this will prevent your avocado or olive oils not to be overheated and all the nutrients will remain in tact)

Once all the water is in, give it another 5 seconds of gentle whisking so that all the parts reach the same temperature) and then take if off the heat. Keep gently whisking the mixture until it starts turning into cream and once its cool enough add your essential oils.

I noticed that if the cream is not affected by dramatic changes in temperature afterwards it will always stay in tact without separating. I don't keep my creams in the fridge - this one lasted 5 weeks (probably because I used benzoin and it was kept it in a dark place in a cool bedroom).

After shower massage your feet with this aromatic nourishing cream, put socks on (oh, and your feet up)!


Submitted by Marina, 1st September 2011 - Winner of September 2011's Tip/Recipe of the Month !
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FOOT OIL

I massage onto my toes and feet after a bath while skin is still damp. It has drastically improved circulation and cured my "sore, itchy, red toes" overnight.
50% grapeseed oil, 30% olive oil, 20% avocado oil
18 drops black pepper, 15 lemon, 12 geranium

You will need 30ml glass bottle with pipette fill bottle with 15ml grapeseed oil (or half full) add black pepper, lemon, geranium close bottle and shake vigorously add 9ml olive oil, 6ml avocado oil shake again.

Submitted by Angela, 31st March 2014 - Winner of March 2014's Tip/Recipe of the Month !
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HAND CREAM/BODY BUTTER

1tbsp Sweet Almond oil
1.5 tbsp coconut oil
2 tsp beeswax
1.5 tbsp veg glycerine
800iu Vitamin E
3 drops Bergamot Essential oil

Melt the beeswax and oils gently. When melted, remove from the heat and add the Vitamin E to the mixture. Whisk in glycerine a little at a time. Continue whisking until preparation is well mixed and almost set, then stir in the essential oils. Pour into a jar.

Submitted by Heather on 1st March 2007.

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OIL FOR SMOOTH LEGS

10mls of Sweet Almond Oil
1-2 drops of Juniper Berry OR Rosemary essential oil

Mix the oils together and massage into your legs for a lovely smooth feel.

Submitted by Rachel on 19th September 2007.
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NATURAL LIP GLOSS BALM

This recipe fills a 25ml jar

Ingredients
1 tsp carrier oil
3 tsp shea nut butter
1 tsp beeswax pellets
1 tsp coconut oil as a natural flavouring
10 drops of your chosen essential oil/s

Heat the beeswax pellets in a pan and when melted, turn onto a gentler heat and add the shea butter, oils and flavourings. When everything has melted and combined together, pour into your jar and put it in the fridge for 10 - 15 minutes to set. This makes a really nice light balm with a glossy finish.

Submitted by Ashleigh Dolan on 18th March 2006.
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LIP BALM

1 teaspoon cocoa butter
1 teaspoon beeswax
30 mls sweet almond oil

Melt the ingredients and add 6 drops of essential oil.

Submitted by Heather on 1st March 2007.

Jane has advised that you can add 1/16th tsp of vegetable glycerine to this recipe to give lips a little extra help in the cold weather ! Thanks Jane.
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MASSAGE OIL USEFUL FOR CALMING & TO DE-STRESS.....

I have found this massage oil very good on the odd stressful occassion and my sister swears by it for her son that is very hyperactive.


6 drops Bergamot

4 drops Geranium

2 drops Sandalwood (Indian)

1 drop German Chamomile

in 10mls of Jojoba oil

Submitted by Rhonda on 20th November 2006.
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To ease 'pain of the lower back caused by nerve pinch' (we've had to edit this as we can't state a medical condition)



Add 50 drops lavender essential oil to 100 mls unrefined wheatgerm oil.

Apply to affected area, being careful not to rub, 3 times a day until the pain is gone.

Submitted by Rowan Hill, 31st August 2007.
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BRITTLE NAIL OIL



- 10ml of Sweet Almond Oil

- 3 drops of the Grapefruit Essential Oil


Just mix the two oils and massage into the skin at the base of the nail.

Submitted by Rachel on 19th September 2007.
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For an easy NAIL/CUTICLE OIL



You will need:



- 10ml Blue Rollette/Roll on Bottle.

- 8ml of Apricot Kernal Oil

- 6 Drops of the Essential Oil of your choice (I love using frankincense and orange, It really smells great.



Just mix all the lovely ingredients together and pop into the rollette. Then you can keep it in your hand bag to keep your nails and cuticles beautiful at all times.



You can also use it as a pulse point oil!!

Submitted by Jemma Whiley on 26th June 2007.
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I want to share my perfume recipe.



"Euphoric perfume"



20 drops patchouli essential oil

16 drops myrrh essential oil

16 drops Rose oil blend

12 drops Ylang Ylang essential oil

12 ml high proof vodka or jojoba oil



Put the alcohol or jojoba in a roll on bottle. Add the oil, one at a time, first your base note patchouli then myrrh, follow with the middle note of Ylang Ylang and the last is the top note of Rose oil. Shake it for 40-80 times. Leave your perfume in dark place for at least 14 days. Enjoy, this is a good in formal or night out perfume.


Submitted by Luzvi on 4th September 2011.
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Rescue Balm

This recipe would help those with the snuffles (especially stronger sinus type symptons). The balm is very easy to make but watch out the percentage of the essential oils used here: 5% - it's quite a lot and and it acts as an ointment (yields 30 g).

22,5 ml almond oil
6 g beeswax
30 drops of the following essential oils (5 of each): eucalyptus blue gum, thyme, lemon, peppermint, ginger, peppermint. You can also add couple of drops ob benzoin.

How to make: melt beeswax and almond oil, stir, let it cool slightly, add essential oils, whisk it well and put it in a container, let it stand for several hours before use.

How to use: if you feel that you are coming up with the snuffles then use this as often as possible - massage it into your throat and chest (because this balm uses very strong essential oils please test it first). Keep yourself warm. You can also massage it into your feet after quick shower, then put some warm socks and assume a relaxing position.

For those who have stronger, sinus type symptons please massage a small amount along the cheekbones, temples and above the brows (several times a day). Keep yourself warm.
You can also use this balm for children but replace strong oils with the following: myrtle, lavender, benzoin, tea tree, chamomile, rose (marjoram might be also good).

Submitted by Marina 1st December 2011.
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SINUS RECIPE

I use a mixture of:-
Thyme oil
Cinnamon oil and
Clove oil
I mix with a cup of steaming water and inhale
Its fabulous for sinus clearing.

(you could try one drop of each in the cup).

Submitted by T Aird on 27th May 2009.
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ROOM FRAGRANCE SPRAY



- 50ml Spray bottle

- Vodka

- 10 drops of Essential Oil of your choice. Lavender works great in bedrooms, very relaxing!!



Just fill the spray bottle with 50ml vodka then add your Essential Oil, give it a good shake and spray away any nasty smells!! Much cheaper and nicer than commercial aerosol sprays.

Submitted by Jemma Whiley on 26th June 2007.
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SALT BODY SCRUB

You can buy this but it is expensive and I haven't seen any that smells.

No real amounts, in a 200ml jar

fill 3/4 full with dead sea salt

about 2 tablespoons of sweet almond oil (or similar)

then about 10 drops of any essential oil, I think the best ones for this are orange, grapefruit, lemon those fruity ones.

Submitted by Loretta Tucker on 18th January 2006.


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FACIAL SHAVING OIL



20 ml - Avocado oil

6 drops - Myrrh

2 drops - Geranium

3 drops - Sandalwood



Simply mix together. To use just pour a little into the palm of one hand, rub hands together and massage onto face before your usual shave soap/foam/cream. I use it over the whole of my face as it is a terrific balancer, rejuvenator and skin food!



This is great for all types of skin; mine tends to be oily and this balances it out nicely.

Simon David Wells, 10th July 2012.
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SHAVING OIL



This is a simple recipe lifted from some of the listed ingredients on a proprietary shaving oil.







Almond oil 100ml



Eucalyptus essential oil 5 drops.



Lavender esential oil 8 drops.



Peppermint essential oil 5 drops.



Tea Tree essential oil 2 drops



20 drops of essential oil is the maximum per 100mls carrier oil. This works for me, but try experimenting with different carrier oils, Jojoba, Sunflower, add a dash of vitamin E oil.



Have fun and get a great shave.

Baron Lord - Bournemouth, 11th July 2011
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TALC SUBSTITUTE

Simple, soft, silky and safe!

Kaolin Clay
Corn Flour
Bicarbonate of Soda
Lavender Essential Oil
Lavender Flower heads (optional)

You will need a tub/pot with a shaker/sprinkle type top, and the quantities will depend on the size of your pot. Fill half of your chosen pot with corn flour and top up with bicarbonate and a little kaolin. Add your lavender flower heads and gradually add several drops of the oil, mixing carefully.
Use as you would talc.
Rose is a nice alternative to lavender.

Submitted by Leanne, 28th February 2008.
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THIGH REDUCER !



50ml Jojoba oil

13 drops Cypress essential oil

12 drops Juniper berry esential oil


or

2 drops of Cypress essential oil
2 drops of Juniper berry essential oil
in two teaspoons of carrier / base oil



Massage into the thigh area daily, you should soon be noticing the results !


Submitted by Rachel, 19th September 2007.
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