More Interesting Home Made Products From Elaine C. White

I have another book that uses a lot of fragrant oil. Might also be a good addition to your web page. You have permission to use it (I'm the one that sent the soapmaking directions). The "Dispersing Bath Oil" is absolutely outta-sight by the way .
Best regards,
Elaine White

Excerpts from the book:
"Super Formulas, Arts & Crafts: How to make 360 useful products that contain honey & beeswax" 120-page book by Elaine C. White Copyright 1993 ISBN 0-9637539-7-5
Available from bookstores, libraries and directly from the publisher.


Petroleum Jelly

Petroleum jelly is easy to make and it is an ingredient of many other products. Naturalists may substitute a natural oil, such as grapeseed oil or sweet almond oil, for the baby or mineral oil to create an "un-petroleum" jelly.

1 ounce (weight) beeswax
1/2 cup baby or mineral oil

Melt the beeswax in a microwave or a double boiler. Stir in the mineral oil. Remove the mixture from the heat and stir until cool.


Skin Cream

2 1/2 ounces (weight) beeswax
4 ounces (weight) lanolin
2/3 cup baby or mineral oil
3/4 cup water
1 teaspoon borax (sodium borate, CP)
Fragrant essential oil (optional)

Melt the oil, lanolin and beeswax to 160 degrees F. Heat the borax and water in a separate container to 160 degrees F. Be sure the beeswax is melted and the borax is dissolved. Add the water mixture to the oil mixture while stirring. When a white cream forms, stir slowly until the mixture cools to 100 degrees F. Pour the cream into small, wide-mouth jars.


Beeswax Polish

Beeswax furniture polish with its soft, satin shine is considered the ultimate in wood care. 4 ounces (weight) beeswax
2 tablespoons carnauba wax
2 1/2 cups odorless turpentine
Melt the waxes on high in a microwave or in a double boiler. Remove the waxes from the heat and stir in the turpentine. Apply the polish with a clean cloth and rub in small circles. Turn the cloth as it becomes dirty. Allow the polish to dry, then buff with a clean cloth. If more than one coat is desired, wait 2 days between applications.


Lip Gloss

Lipstick colors this easy formula for lip gloss. This is a good way to use lipstick that is too dark because the gloss will be a lighter color.

1 teaspoon grated beeswax
1/2 teaspoon lipstick
1/2 teaspoon petroleum jelly
Melt the ingredients in a small can placed in boiling water. Stir it well and pour it into a small jar.


Dispersing Bath Oil

Most bath oils simply float on water. Dispersing bath oil mixes evenly with water, clings to skin and forms a thin, even coating.

1 whole egg
1/2 cup baby or mineral oil
2 teaspoons liquid detergent
1/4 cup vodka
2 tablespoons honey
1/4 cup whole milk
Fragrant essential oil (optional)
Liquid food coloring (optional)

Mix all ingredients in a blender for 30 seconds. Use only 1 or 2 tablespoons of the oil in a bathtub of water. Shelf-life at room temperature is about 18 months!


Chapped-lip Balm

Simple petroleum jelly is good for chapped lips, but this formula is even better.

1 tablespoon grated beeswax (1/2 oz.)
1 tablespoon petroleum jelly
1 teaspoon honey
1 tablespoon lanolin
3 to 4 drops essential oil blend

Melt the wax, lanolin and petroleum jelly in a microwave. Add the honey and essential oil. Essential oil of peppermint, eucalyptus, wintergreen and camphor slightly numb painful lips. Stir the mixture until it cools.


Valley Hills Press has lots more!

"Super Formulas, Arts & Crafts: How to make more than 360 useful products that contain honey & beeswax" 120-page book by Elaine C. White. ISBN 0-9637539-7-5


"Soap Recipes: Seventy tried-and-true ways to make modern soap with herbs, beeswax and vegetable oils" 224-page book. Easy recipes to make great soap right in your kitchen with common kitchen equipment.


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