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  • Odor Eliminating Wax Melt Recipe

    Supplies Wax melting pitcher/pot or heat safe container Thermometer (2) Snap Bar Clamshells Utensil to mix wax (I use a cocktail spoon) Ingredients 106g Pillar of Bliss Wax 10g Odor Eliminating Fragrance Oil Pink Cornflower (optional) Directions Prepare a water bath by bringing a little less than 1 inch of water to a simmer on medium-low heat in a small pot. Weigh out your wax in a heat safe container/melting pitcher and place the container in the water bath in order to melt the wax. Once your wax reaches 180 degrees Fahrenheit, remove the container from the water bath and mix in the fragrance oil. Once your mixture gets down to 175 degrees Fahrenheit, pour it into your molds, only filling them 3/4s of the way. You will use the remaining wax for your second pour. Let your wax set up in the mold then re-melt the remaining wax to 165 degrees Fahrenheit and pour it in the molds to top off your wax melts. If you would like to add pink cornflower or other decorations, sprinkle them on top of your second pour while it is still in a liquid state. Let your wax melts cool at room temperature then close the clamshell. Notes This recipe makes 2 Snap Bars using the Candlescience molds. If you are using clamshells from a different source, please note that the capacity may differ, as well as the melting temperature of the clamshell (180 degrees for CS molds). If the temperature does differ, please adjust accordingly as the wax may melt the clamshell. If you are using a different wax, please adhere to the melting instructions for that wax. This recipe uses approx. 9% fragrance oil. If you find that this is too strong, you can adjust it to approx. 8% but using 107g wax and 9g fo.

  • Simple Lotion Recipe

    Ingredients Water Phase 77% | 192.5g Distilled Water 6% | 15g Vegetable Glycerin Heated Oil Phase 12% | 30g Apricot Kernel Oil 4% | 10g Emulsifying Wax NF Cool Down Phase 0.5% | 1.25g Liquid Germall Plus 0.5% | 1.25g Fragrance Oil Directions Prepare a water bath by bringing less than 1 inch of water to a simmer on medium-low heat in a sauté pan. In a heat resistant beaker, weigh out the water phase and add it to the water bath. Repeat this in a different beaker with the heated oil phase. After 15-20 minutes in the water bath, your oil phase should be fully melted and you can now remove both beakers from the water bath. Pour water phase into heated oil phase and mix with stick blender for 3-5 minutes. After the lotion mixture has cooled down to at least 122 degrees Fahrenheit, add the cool down phase and mix for another 1-2 minutes. Your mixture will begin to thicken as it cools. Place in an air-tight container. Notes Apricot kernel oil can be substituted with other liquid carrier oils (safflower, grapeseed, sweet almond, etc.) of your choice. Please be aware that different oils may change the feel of final product. Liquid Germall Plus can be swapped for Optiphen at 1.5%.

  • Blackberry Merlot Wine Soap

    If this is your first time making cold process soap, please visit this blog post first: Recipe Mold Size - 65 oz Extra Skinny Soap Mold Preparing Wine In order to prepare your wine for soap-making, you will need to pour it into a sauce pan and let it simmer for 20-30 on low to medium heat. This step is necessary because lye and alcohol do not mix well so we let it simmer in order to reduce most of the alcohol. Although I only used 6 oz of wine in this recipe, I did simmer the entire bottle for later use. If you do not want to use the full bottle, you should use at least 12 oz of wine because during the simmering process, the wine will be reduced. After simmering, let your wine cool then pour it into ice trays and let it freeze. I used silicone ice trays for easy removal. Preparing Colorant To disperse your mica easily, I recommend mixing it with a liquid carrier oil like sweet almond oil or olive oil, using 3 parts oil and 1 part mica. Since I used 1 tsp of mica for this soap, I mixed it with 1 tbsp of olive oil in a small container. To get my desired color, I mixed 3 different micas together, including: 1/2 tsp Flashdance, 1/4 tsp I Dream of Purple, 1/4 tsp Ballet Slippers. These micas all came from Ingredients 6.38 oz - Sodium Hydroxide (Lye) 6.96 oz - Distilled Water 6 oz - Prepped Wine 26.22 oz | 57% - Olive Oil 11.5 oz | 25% - Coconut Oil 4.6 oz | 10% - Shea Butter 3.68 oz | 8% - Castor Oil 2.01 oz - Fragrance Oil 1 tsp - Purplish-Pink Mica Directions Gather your supplies. Put on your gloves, safety glasses, and long sleeves. Be sure to be in a well-ventilated area free of pets, children, or those that need supervision. Measure out the required amount of lye into a lye safe container. Into a different lye safe container, measure out the frozen wine cubes and distilled water. The total amount of liquid should be 12.96 oz. Slowly pour a small amount of lye into the liquid mixture and stir. Repeat this until your lye is fully dissolved in the water/wine mixture. Set aside to cool. In a heat-resistant bowl, measure and melt shea butter and coconut oil. After your shea butter and coconut oil are liquified, pour olive oil and castor oil into that same heat-resistant bowl. Also, measure out your fragrance oil in a separate container and set aside. Once your oil mixture and your lye solution are both in the 70 - 75 degrees Fahrenheit range, slowly pour the lye solution into the oils and mix with a stick blender until it has formed an emulsion (can no longer be separated). This typically takes just a few seconds. Add fragrance oil and disbursed mica to the batter and mix by hand with a silicone spatula or other mixing utensil. After the mica and fragrance oil have been stirred in, mix again with the stick blender until medium to thick trace is achieved. Pour the soap mixture into the mold evenly. To add texture to the top of the soap, you can massage soap with a chopstick creating wave-like peaks and divots. Be sure to remove any air pockets by tapping the mold gently on a hard surface. Spray 99% isopropyl alcohol on top of the soap in order to help prevent soda ash. This step is optional. Let your soap sit in the mold for 24 to 48 hours then unmold and cut into 1 inch bars. Allow your soap to cure for 4-6 weeks on a drying rack or wax paper in a cool, well-ventilated area away from direct sunlight. Notes The liquid portion of your lye solution can be up to 100% wine. Using half distilled water and half wine is just my personal preference. If you are okay with brown/tan soap, the mica can be omitted. Download the SoapCalc recipe here

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  • Charmed Handmade



    EXFOLIATING ENZYME MASK PACKAGING Packet Dimension - Approx. 2.4"x3.5" Net Wt. - 0.25 oz ​ ​ DIRECTIONS After cleansing, apply mask and let sit for 5 to 10 minutes. Wash off with water and follow with toner, serum and/or moisturizer. ​ ​ INGREDIENTS Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Leaf Juice), Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Ananas Comosus (Pineapple Fruit) Extract, Carica Papaya (Papaya Fruit) Extract, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water, Glycerin, Carbomer, Triethanolamine, Alcohol, Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacetateil PLEASE NOTE For external use only. This face mask may make your face a little red after using, this is typical and will calm. Please do a patch test on hand or arm if you have sensitive skin to be sure it will work well for you. If you have irritation, please discontinue using the mask.

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