Natural Body Care Recipes

Making Your Own Natural Body Care

Natural Hand & Body Salve

Base formula:

 Salve

Instructions: makes 50ml

50ml Cranberry Lane’s “Body Blend” oils or equivalent carrier oil (Jojoba, Apricot, Almond, Avocado, Shea butter, etc)
3 to 4 tsp of your favourite herb (see chart below)
1 tbsp Beeswax pellets
If not using CL’s “Body Blend” use 1 tsp (5ml) Vitamin E oil
20 drops of your favourite Essential oil (see chart below)

1. Gently heat oil on low heat until warm. Careful not to burn oils. Remove from heat and add herbs to oil, stir and set aside. Cover to keep warm. Set for one to two days in a warm location.
2 Strain oil from herbs. If now less than 50 ml of oil left, add more of your carrier oil to bring measurement back to 50ml.
3. Combine infused oils and beeswax together in a *double boiler until wax melts.
* Use stainless steel pots only.
4. Remove from heat when melted. Add remaining ingredients and stir.
5. Pour into containers, allow to cool completely before use.

Store finished product in a cool dark location. Avoid using fingers to dispense product as this will extend the shelf life of your product, dispense with Q-tip or similar device.

 

Create your own formulas using Botanicals and Essential oils to try:

Botanicals

Moisturizing: Marigold, Patchouli, Rose Petals, Frankincense gum and Oakmoss.

Pain relief: Willow bark, *Arnica, Myrhh gum, Nettle leaf, Marigold
* Do not use this herb on open wounds

Healing: Lavender, Horsetail, Comfrey, Rosehips, Orange Blossoms and Chamomile
Add 1/2 tsp Honey per batch for it’s wonderful healing properties. (dark or buckwheat honey is best)

Essential Oils

Moisturizing: Rose, Jasmine, Patchouli, Oakmoss, Peru Balsam, Frankincense, Sandalwood, Neroli or Vetivert

Pain Relief: Clary Sage, Sweet Birch, Peppermint, Marjoram or use: Cranberry Lane’s “Muscle Therapy” Essential oil blend

Healing: Lavender, Tea Tree, Chamomile, Geranium

 

Natural Daily Deodorant Cream

100ml/3.5fl.oz.

Step One:
30ml Daily Deodorant Tincture
1 Tbsp Stearic Acid wax (skin grade)
1 tsp Soy wax blend
Heat all above ingredients together until wax has melted. Use microwave (use glass container only for microwave) or stove top (only stainless steel pot for stove)

Step 2:
1 Tbsp Daily Deodorant Powder
30ml Witch Hazel
25 drops Daily Deodorant EO blend

Remove mixture in step one from heat and add the powder. Blend with electric hand blender until cool and smooth. Add Witch Hazel and Essential oils and blend well. Pour into glass or plastic wide mouth jar. Store in a cool location.

Shelf life approximately 6 months

 

Natural Daily Deodorant Spray

125ml/4fl.oz.

5ml Daily Deodorant Tincture
120ml Witch Hazel
25 drops Daily Deodorant EO blend
Blend all ingredients together using a whip or electric blender. Pour into glass or plastic container. Store in a cool location.

Shelf life approximately 6 months

 

Natural Daily Deodorant Roll On

125ml/4fl.oz.

15ml Daily Deodorant Tincture
1 tsp Daily Deodorant Powder
100ml Witch Hazel
1/4 tsp Xanthan gum
30 drops Daily Deodorant EO blend
Blend all ingredients together using a whip or electric blender. Pour into glass roll on container. Store in a cool location.

Shelf life approximately 6 months

 

Natural Lotion Bar

Choose from our “Cocoa butter or Shea butter lotion base” create a moisturing lotion bar, add a sunscreen or even a bug repellent. We recommend patch testing of all bodycare products prior to use.1) Place container of lotion bar base in a warm water bath or microwave on low for 30 second intervals until material becomes soft.
2) Pour or scoop entire lotion bar base into a stainless steel pot or use glass microwavable measuring cup. Heat gently on low until material melts and becomes clear.
3) Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly (the mixture will become slightly cloudy). Stir to blend and add essential oils (approx 25 drops per 100ml) or other additives while stirring.
4) Pour into twist up or push up (deodorant style) container or plastic moulds and allow to cool.
If using a mould, allow lotion bar to cool completely prior to removing. For best shelf life store in cool dark place. Shelf life for finished product is approximately 6 monthsAdd Natural Bug Repellant

Add 25 drops Catnip essential oil per 100 grams to step 3.

Add Natural Sun protection
Great Sun Protection for all your summer activities

Tip: Certain essential oils are phototoxic and skin sensitizers. These oils are best avoided while exposed to the sun. Angelica, Bergamot, Grapefruit, Lemon, Lemon Verbena, Lime, Mandarin, Orange, and Sweet Birch.
Follow directions above until step 3…

3) Remove from heat and add Titanium powder to mixture. Beat until cool and creamy. Scoop into twist up (deodorant style) container or mould and allow to set up completely prior to use.

For best shelf life store in cool dark place. Shelf life for finished product is approximately 6 months

SPF 15 or 30
(SPF 15) 1 tsp Titanium Dioxide per 100 grams of Lotion bar base
(SPF 30) 1 1/2 tsp Titanium Dioxide per 100 grams of Lotion bar base

 

Simple Natural Herbal Mouth Wash

Instructions: makes 125ml/4fl.oz.

Ingredients
50ml (3 Tbsp) Witch Hazel
50ml (3 Tbsp) Distilled water
20ml (4 tsp) Vegetable Glycerin
5 drops Fennel
10 drops Peppermint1) Mix all ingredients together and shake well.
2) Pour into a plastic bottle with flip top.
Shelf life of finished mouth wash approx. 6 months. Shake before use.

 

Herbal Tooth Paste
(choose from 3 flavours)

Instructions: makes 60ml/2fl.oz.

Ingredients
8 Level tbsp Tooth Paste Powder
50ml (2 1/2 Tbsp) Tooth Paste Gel
20 drops Flavour

Flavour choices:
Fresh Mint Essential oil blend
Licorice Zest Essential oil blend
Strawberry Sensation natural flavour
Other flavours to try: Fennel, Cinnamon, Spearmint, Peppermint, Anise

1) Blend Powder, Gel and flavour together using a fork, wire whisk or hand blender until smooth.
2) Pour into a plastic bottle with flip top or pump or a tottle container.
Store powder and gel ingredients for up to one year in a cool dry place. Shelf life of finished tooth paste is approx. 6 months.

Occasionally shake or stir tooth paste as some settling and separating may naturally occur.

 

Aloe Vera Body Lotion

Makes approximately 250ml
100ml Distilled water ( or filtered)
1 Tbsp Skin Lotion herb blend (Marigold, Rosehips, Comfrey root) or choose other herbs below
100ml Body blend oil ( Jojoba, Shea Butter, Sunflower, Castor, & Vitamin E.)
10 ml Skin Care Complex ( a special blend of botanicals and natural preservatives)
40 ml Aloe vera gel
1 Tbsp Soy blend wax (a blend of Jojoba, Rice bran and Soy bean waxes)
1/2 tsp Xanthan gum
25 drops of your favourite Essential oil blend
Try our “Renew Skin” blend for best results.
(Carrot Seed, Rose, Palmarosa, German Chamomile, Immortelle, Geranium, & Orange)

Instructions:
It is important to make sure that all your equipment has been properly cleaned and free of bacteria this will help produce the best quality body care product. Using boiling water and Rubbing Alcohol is a good way to kill bacteria naturally.
1) Make an infusion: Pour boiled water (100ml) over herbs , allow to steep for 15 minutes, strain and set liquid aside to cool.
2) Combine Body Blend oil or other carrier oils with Soy blend wax and gently heat on medium heat until wax has melted. Remove from heat. * Use stainless steel pots only. Or microwavable glass container
3) To the melted oils and wax blend add the following in a steady stream while beating: herbal infusion mixture Skin care complex, Aloe Vera gel, and Xanthan gum. Beat all ingredients until creamy and smooth.
4) Allow lotion to completely cool before adding essential oils and packaging.
Packaging note: It is best to package your lotion in a dark glass bottle, alternatively you can use plastic and dispense with a lotion pump or flip top or tottle. Store finished product in a cool dark location. Shelf life of product will vary depending on ingredients used and cleanliness of equipment. Generally this lotion will stand in a cool dark place for a few months, if you want a longer shelf life than refrigeration is recommended.

Herbs & Essential Oils to Try

HerbsEssential OilsMoisturizing and healing:
Marigold, Rosehips, Comfrey, Patchouli, Rose Petals, Frankincense gum and Oakmoss.Moisturizing and healing:
Rose, Jasmine, Patchouli, Oakmoss, Peru Balsum, Frankincense, Sandalwood, Neroli or Vetivert Pain relief:
Willow bark, *Arnica, Nettle leaf, Marigold
* Do not use this herb on open woundsPain Relief:Clary Sage, Sweet Birch, Peppermint, Marjoram or use: Cranberry Lane’s “Muscle Therapy” Essential oil blend

 

Sea Mud Body Mask

Instructions

(Makes One Body Treatment)
2 Tbsp Sea Mud Base, (Sea Kelp, Green Clay, Calcium Carbonate, Baking soda, Xanthan gum)
5-6 drops of *Essential Oils
1 cup distilled or filtered water (heated)
Blending Mask:
Beat all ingredients together, using a whisk or hand blender, until mask begins to thicken into a paste. Add essential oils and or other optional ingredients see below, blend well.
If mask is not being used immediately, pour into a clean plastic bag, knot the end and refrigerate (3-4 days).
Place bag in boiling water until warm to use your mask. Shelf life for mask is 2 weeks refrigerated

Optional ingredients:
Green Tea Extract: Excellent antioxidant properties. Add 20ml per treatment
Aloe vera gel: Excellent skin healing and soothing properties. Add 30ml per treatment
*Suggested Cranberry Lane Essential oil blends:
Detox , Balance, or Renew skin Essential oil blend

Hydra-Soak Mask: Most Convenient Method
1. Exfoliate skin, by dry brushing with a loofah, brush or towel, or use Sea Salt Scrub.
2. While standing in the tub, apply warm mask beginning with the feet and massaging upwards finishing with neck. Avoid contact with eyes.
3. Fill tub with warm water. Relax for approximately 10-20 minutes.
4. Rinse excess mask off in warm shower. Pat skin dry with towel. Apply body lotion or massage oil.
Intense Spa Mask: Apply to clean, dry skin
1. Exfoliate skin, by dry brushing with a loofah, brush or towel, or use Sea Salt Scrub.
2. Apply warm mask beginning with the feet and massaging upwards finishing with neck. Avoid contact with eyes.
3. Wrap body in large garbage bag, or thermal survival sheet to insulate body and activate mask ingredients.
(Relax for approximately 10-20 minutes.)
5. Rinse with warm water, pat skin dry with towel.
6. Apply body lotion or massage oil.

Mask tips:
Always apply to clean dry skin for maximum benefit
Make sure your room is warm.
Remember to hydrate your body, drink lots of water!

 

Natural Sea Salt Scrub

(Makes One Body Treatment)

½ cup Fine Sea Salt or Dead Sea salt 4 Tbsp (60ml)

Grapeseed Oil (if used immediately) or Vegetable Glycerin (for longer shelf life) ¼ cup Baking Soda 5-6 drops of Essential oil

Suggested Cranberry Lane Essential oil blends: Detox , Balance, or Renew skin Essential oil blend

Mix all ingredients together in a bowl. To use: Standing in bath tub, wet hands and apply mixture, (using small circular motion) starting with feet and work upwards towards the neck (do not apply to neck area). Fill bath tub with warm water and add essential oils. Relax for at least 15 minutes allowing skin to absorb ingredients.

Optional ingredients: Green Tea Extract: Excellent antioxidant properties. Add 20ml per treatment

 

 

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