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Elderflower and Chamomile Hand Gel

This soothing yellow gel is excellent for softening hands without making them feel greasy. * 1/2 cup water * 2 tbsps dried chamomile * 2 tbsps dried elderflowers * 3 tbsps glycerin * 3 tbsps arrowroot 1. Gather together and measure out ingredients. Assemble some small screw top jars for storage. 2. Heat the water […]

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Lavender Hand Lotion

Soak 3 round Tbsp. flax seeds in 2 cups water overnight. In the morning boil the seeds and strain the seeds out. Mix the mucilage with 16 oz. apple cider vinegar with 5 Tbsp. of vegetable glycerin. You can use lemon juice but it tends to spoil if not used right away. The vinegar will […]

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Herbal foot soak

Herbal Foot Soak

Get your dried, organic herbs, organic essential oils, bulk spices, loose leaf organic teas and aromatherapy supplies at the place where we shop – Starwest Botanicals! * 2 ounces mixed fresh herbs- such as peppermint, rosemary, chamomile * 4 cups boiling water * 1 tablespoon Epsom salts Roughly chop the herbs. Put in a bowl, […]

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Sea Salt Foot Scrub

* 1/2 Cup Sea Salt * 1/2 Cup Epsom Salt * 1/2 Cup baking soda * 1 Cup Oil of grape seed oil * 15 drops Peppermint Oil Get your herbs and oils at a place you can trust! Starwest Botanicals not only utilizes their own milling and packaging operations for all organic herbs and […]

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Natural Foot Balm

First, I took my favorite lip balm recipe (I believe I found this in the library) which consisted of: vegie oil or jojoba oil, beeswax, honey and eo’s. Since I had some of this left over (because I didn’t have my lip balm tubes yet ), I did the following: Take 1/2 tbsp premade lip […]

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Citrus-Salt Foot Scrub

This easy-to-make formula leaves even the roughest feet smooth and energized. * 2 pounds Dead Sea salts * 1 pound Epsom salts * 1/4 cup borax * 1/2 cup jojoba oil * 1/3 cup vitamin E * 1/2 cup olive oil * 1/2 pound grated unscented soap, natural or organic * 1 tablespoon glycerin * […]

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Heel Balm

Very good for dry cracked skin – especially handy for cracked heels. Base: * 300 mls water * 30 mls sago or tapioca Boil together for approximately 20 minutes then strain and allow to cool. It will form a gel. Use 150mls of this gel and add the following: * 25mls wheatgerm oil * 25mls […]

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