Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Bath and body gift ideas

Ive been playing around with homemade cosmetics for some time...and Lip balms are the easiest thing to make on the stove.

Generally the main ingredients I use in mine are:

cooking oil of some sort - i use a combo of either grapeseed, sweet almond, coconut, olive, sunflower, or veg oil
petrolium jelly - unscented
unbleached beeswax
5 drops of essential oil of choice

if its too stiff, add more oils and jelly, and if its too soft, add more wax

be careful what essential oil you use cause citrus ones can promote sunburns, and certain other oils are skin irritants (cinnamon and clove) or....like one of my friends, some people can be allergic to the weirdest things.

Ive also made bath bombs, bath salts, and soaps in the past with veg glycerine soap and nuking it in the microwave.

here's a few sites that you guys might find helpful

Lip Balm recipies

Bath Bombs

Melt and Pour soap recipies



Jennifer said...

Can you get chocolate essential oil?

Kiera-Oona said...

well, you can use cocoa butter, or shey butter, or even chocolate chips or cocoa powder.....so its really up to you...I made a soap for Sonarr with instant coffee and vanilla burbon....

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