S: Beth's Recipe Book
FC: Beth's Recipe Book
1: This book is full of bath and body recipes and cupcake recipes too!
2: Body Bronzing Lotion Ingredients: 4.5 oz. Jojoba 1.0 oz. Evening Primrose Oil 0.3 oz. Emulsifying wax 0.2 oz. Beeswax 8.0 oz. Distilled water 0.14 oz. Phenonip preservative or GermabenII Micas: Cappuccino, Gold, Light Gold and Copper mica From www.teachsoap.com Makes 14 oz. of bronzing lotion. Instructions: 1. Add the Emulsifying Wax, Beeswax, Jojoba and Evening Primrose Oil to either a double boiler or microwave safe cup. 2. Melt all the waxes and oils together. Attempt not to boil the product. 3. Add the Distilled Water to the heated oils and waxes. Stir all ingredients well and combine the two bowls/mixing glasses. 4. Stir all ingredients well and combine the two bowls/mixing glasses. 5. Add the Phenonip. 6. Use a stick blender to emulsify and mix the oils and waxes. Note: This product will not set up until it is fully cooled. Do not pour into containers (containers with a pump are recommended) until you are certain that the lotion is fully blended and will not separate. 7. Once you are certain the product is fully blended and will not separate, add the micas. Always add less than you think you will want to use - you can always add more but can't take the color out. I used 1 full tablespoon of Light Gold Mica, 1/2 tablespoon Cappuccino Mica and 1 teaspoon of Copper Mica. 8. Hand blend this mixture with a spoon or small whisk. You can use the stick blender if the mixture hasn't set up too much. The ratio of micas that you use will depend on your skin tone. My best friend who made the recipe with me used three times as much Cappuccino mica and almost no copper in her recipe since she is much darker than I am in skin tone. Remember, this is a make up product (in addition to acting as a lotion) and will get on your clothes like any other bronzer will. It washes out fairly well. If you have very dark skin, get some Black Oxide as well and add it sparingly to the Cappuccino mica to darken the mixture up.
3: Almond Oil & Vanilla Sugar Scrub 1/2 cup of brown sugar 1/4 cup of almond oil 1/4 cup of liquid Ivory hand soap 1/4 tsp of vanilla Lavender & Rosewood Sugar Scrub 1 cup brown sugar 1/4 cup almond oil 1/2 tsp vitamin E 6 drops rosewood essential oil 4 drops lavender essential oil Coffee & Brown Sugar Scrub 1/4 cup packed brown sugar 1/4 cup white sugar 3 TBS fresh coffee grounds 5 tsp almond oil 5 tsp jojoba oil 2 tsp honey 1 tsp vitamin E 1 tsp vanilla From http://tipnut.com/homemade-sugar-scrub-recipes/
4: Candy Cane Sugar Scrub Ingredients 1/2 cup Shealoe Butter* 10 tablespoons Granulated White Sugar 1/2 teaspoon Red Jojoba Wax Beads 2 teaspoons White or Pale Yellow Beeswax 1/2 teaspoon of Peppermint Essential Oil** or Fragrance Oil Directions To create a duo-colored scrub, like the one pictured, you'll need two small mixing bowls. Add 5 Tablespoons of sugar to each bowl. In a double boiler, melt 1 teaspoon of white beeswax completely. Next, add 1/4 cup of Shealoe Butter to the double boiler and turn the burner off. Be careful to warm the Shealoe Butter very gently. Overheating Shealoe Butter can cause it to separate. When it has melted completely, stir the butter and wax mixture into one of the bowls of sugar. Next, add 1/4 teaspoon of fragrance or essential oil to the bowl and stir. Add 1/2 teaspoon of Red Jojoba Wax beads and mix well. Pour the mixture into a resealable bag. Repeat this process with the second bowl of sugar, this time, leaving the Red Jojoba Wax Beads out of the mixture. To make the piping easier, refrigerate the bags of scrub for ten-fifteen minutes. When the scrub is ready, roll one bag's contents into the corner of the bag and cut the corner.Just like piping icing onto a cake, pipe your scrub onto the walls of a clear jar. This may take some practice, but even if you're lines aren't perfectly straight, it should create a lovely effect. Repeat this step with the second color of scrub. When the walls are covered, pipe the remaining scrub into the center of the jar in whatever style you prefer. This scrub can also be made in one color. This is a little easier, but it still looks lovely. Instead of mixing two separate bowls, as described above, simply mix all of your ingredients in one bowl and spoon into a clear jar! Packaging, Usage & Preservation A natural or synthetic preservative may be added to this recipe at your own discretion. For information on preservatives, please visit our informational library. Without a preservative, this product should be used up as soon as possible, ideally within 3 weeks. If it not preserved, or if it is preserved with a natural agent, please handle this product with care. Keep the jar closed and in a cool, dry area. Do not bring the jar into the shower or bath. Instead, use a clean spoon or popsicle stick to scoop single portions into a paper or plastic cup. This beautiful scrub looks great in a clear container. Try a PET jar to show it off! Directions There are many scrubbing techniques out there, but this is one I am particularly fond of. Step into the shower and before turning the water on, scrub your body all over! (Of course, avoiding very sensitive areas or broken skin.) When you are thoroughly scrubbed, turn the shower on and rinse. When the shower is over, make sure to moisturize your skin with a body oil, cream, or lotion. *This scrub yields about 4 ounces of scrub. However, you may lose some product in the piping bags. To ensure that you make enough to completely fill a jar, you may want to add 1-2 extra tablespoons of Shealoe Butter to this recipe. **Peppermint Essential Oil should not be used around babies and small children. From http://www.naturalbeautyworkshop.com/my_weblog/2007/12/candy-cane-suga.html
5: Bath Bomb Fizzy Recipe: *2 c. baking soda *1 c. citric acid (We found this in the bulk section at a local health food store) *1 Tbsp. oil of your choice (We like almond oil, but grapeseed oil or even olive oil would work) *5 drops fragrance/essential oil *3-5 drops coloring (You can use food coloring, but it may fade quickly and even leave a ring around your bathtub. We used a special oil for bath products we found on Brambleberry.com.) *1 tsp. Bentonite clay (optional–this just makes them harder; we found it here, too.) *1 tsp. to 1 Tbsp. Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (optional–this makes your bombs lather up, and we also found it here.) *Witch hazel (poured into a spray bottle) *Paper cupcake liners *Silicone cupcake molds 1. Prepare your molds by placing a cupcake liner inside the silicone cupcake mold. It won’t fit perfectly–just shove it in. 2. Place all the dry ingredients in a large bowl and gently mix. Be careful not to inhale it! 3. Add fragrance to the dry mixture. Measure out the oil and place a few drops of color to it. Add it to the dry mixture. Gently mix. 4. While kneading the mixture with one hand, begin spraying the mix with the witch hazel. (We did this as a team, but one person can do it alone.) Be careful not to get the mixture too wet–the moisture will activate the citric acid and your bath bomb will be ruined. Continue to slowly spritz the mixture with witch hazel and squish it in your hands until it has the consistency of crumbly pie dough. 5. Quickly pack the mixture into your liners inside the silicone molds. You want it to be packed in tight. Allow the mixture to set in the silicone mold for at least 5-10 minutes before removing. Now let’s add some frosting to these bad boys. 6. Make your frosting. Cupcake Bath Bomb Fizzy Frosting (Royal Icing Recipe): *3 Tbsp. meringue powder (we like Wilton’s) or powdered egg whites (you can use real egg whites or egg white substitute, but we didn’t have very good luck with them) *1 lb. (measured by weight) powdered sugar *1/4 tsp. Cream of Tartar *5-6 Tbsp. warm water *Few drops of color *Glass bowl *Hand mixer Optional: Few drops of fragrance 7. Mix meringue powder into warm water first in a GLASS bowl. Add cream of tartar and powdered sugar. Start beating on high. If your mixture feels like stiff cookie dough at this point, add another tablespoon of water. Beat for 7-9 minutes. Frosting is done when it forms stiff peaks and is thick and fluffy. 8. Add color and fragrance and beat until well mixed (one minute or less). 9. Spoon frosting into a disposable cake frosting bag with the cake decorating tip of your choice. 10. Frost your cupcake bath bombs however you like. Allow bath bombs to sit overnight to harden before packaging. Be sure to let your children, husband, or dog know these are NOT EDIBLE! 11. Package them in cellophane bags with pretty ribbons and tags for the perfect gift! If you want to skip the frosting and do only a bath bomb, we suggest picking up a clear plastic ornament or soap molds at your local craft store. These make excellent bath bomb molds. Pack one half, then the other, then push them together. There should be a little of the mixture coming out the seam, and the two sides should be sticking together. Allow to set 10-15 minutes before removing from mold, and overnight before packaging. The ladies of Little Birdie Secrets are regular contributors at Make and Takes. Their site was born from the crafting obsession of three friends living in the Pacific Northwest. Our mission is to share the wealth of fun projects and helpful tips we find in books, on the Internet, and sometimes in our own imaginations. Tagged as: bathtime, pamper From http://www.makeandtakes.com/fizzy-bath-bomb-cupcakes
6: Mondo Bath Bomb stainless Steel Bath Bomb Mold 16 oz Citric Acid 32 oz Baking Soda .75 oz Pink Grapefruit Fragrance Oil Witch Hazel Red Mica ONE: Combine the 16 oz of citric acid and 32 oz baking soda in a large bowl and mix well. Use your fingers to break up any clumps. TWO: Once the mixture is smooth, add a heaping scoop of the red mica and mix well until you have a soft pink color. Again, you can use your hands if you prefer. THREE: Once the color is mixed in, add your fragrance oil. Tip: Make sure there are no clumps in your mixture. Clumps can result in wart like protrusions on your bath fizzy. Not attractive. FOUR: Spritz with witch hazel until the mixture seems like it is staying together when you squeeze a handful in the palm of your hands (about 5 or 6 spritzes). Is it saying together? Then you're ready for the mold. FIVE: Fill each half of the mondo mold and pack the mixture as tight as you can. Then sprinkle on a little extra and place the second half of the mold on top. Squeeze the two halves together as hard as you can. If they are not packed hard enough, they could crack when drying. Trust me, it's very disappointing. SIX: Let the mixture rest in the mold for about 30 seconds then carefully slide it out of the mold onto a flat surface. Let it dry, undisturbed. You'll be tempted to poke it, hold it or move it. Please don't mess with it until it's fully hardened, you'll thank me later. This recipe yields 5 bath bombs. Tips: Have you ever had your bath bombs crack? I'm raising my hand. Most cracking is caused by too much or too little moisture so try to find that happy medium, where it sticks together nicely in the palm of your hand. Check out my Bath Bomb Cupcake tutorial to see an example of a too dry and a just right mixture. Other times, cracking can mean that the bath bomb wasn't packed tightly enough so use those muscles and pack it as tight as you can! Or try adding clays to your bath fizzy to improve the structural integrity of your bath fizzy and make it stronger. From http://soap-queen.blogspot.com/2010/03/mondo-bath-bombs-in-progress.html
7: Homemade Lip Gloss 1 tub petroleum jelly (vaseline) 1 pkg of kool-aid drink crystals - whatever flavour you want, or you can make a few lip gloss containers labels printed out on sticker paper scissors or 1 inch paper punch Directions: 1. put about 1 cup vaseline in a microwave safe bowl 2. heat the vaseline in the microwave in 30 second increments, stirring between each heating. It took me about 7-8 minutes to melt each batch of vaseline. It will be liquid when it is fully melted. It will be very hot! Make sure you wear gloves or oven mitts and make sure children are being supervised. 3. take out of microwave and stir in kool-aid drink crystals until desired colour is reached - I used the whole package for each batch. Stir until the crystals are completely dissolved. 4. if starting to solidify you can heat again for another 30 seconds - skip this step if it is still liquidy 5. pour into your lip gloss containers and leave to solidify - a couple hours 6. repeat this whole process if making more flavours 7. print out labels on sticker paper 8. using either a 1 inch punch, or scissors, cut out the circle labels and attach to your lip gloss container 9. give to all your favourite people, but remember to save a few for yourself too!
8: How To Make Natural Body Moisturizer From http://www.readymade.com/blog/fashion/2010/12/20/handmade_gift_idea_natural_body_moisturizer Louisa Shafia “Don’t get ashy – get classy!” The words from that goofy 80’s TV ad for lotion always go through my head at the onset of winter, when my skin starts to dry out and form “ashy” flakes and I have to go out and stock my home with moisturizer. I’ll go through several bottles of it during the cold weather, but I’m generally unhappy with what I find on store shelves; everything is either super expensive, doesn’t work, or is filled with chemical preservatives. For all of those reasons, I decided to try making my own this year. A quick online search revealed several simple formulas for body moisturizers that you can make from ingredients at the supermarket or the farmer’s market. The essential ingredients are beeswax, an edible oil, and water. How cool! As soon I found out that it was that simple, I couldn’t wait to try making it myself, and it turned out to be just as easy as it sounds. I like giving the lotion as a gift because you can be sure that any woman will be happy to receive this, but you can also tailor the scent to suit someone's specific tastes. For example, if you have a friend who likes lavender, add a few drops of essential oil. If you know someone who is very sensitive to perfumes, make it with no fragrance at all. Best of all, I like that the formula contains no chemicals. It’s as pure as any healthy food you would put in your mouth. Rubbing something into your skin is just like eating it, so I’d rather put in good things like olive oil, water, and natural beeswax. Not to mention, it’s a fraction of the retail price, which makes it an ideal gift. There are subtle ways to adjust the texture and quality. I used organic olive oil, but I look forward to experimenting with unrefined coconut oil, almond oil, and avocado oil, to name a few. Because the lotion contains oil, it can go bad just like any perishable food. I know I’ll go through my own batch quickly, but you can store it in the refrigerator between uses to slow down the deterioration process. I scented mine by replacing the water with orange blossom water, a culinary tincture with a floral scent that’s used in Middle Eastern cuisine. You can add color to your formula, too. One way would be to brew pink hibiscus tea and use that instead of water. The possibilities are endless. To find beeswax, the substance that causes the lotion to emulsify, ask your local honey vendor at the farmer’s market. You can also go online and do a search for beeswax. One source I found was Mountain Rose Herbs in Eugene, Oregon. I bought 1-ounce bars of beeswax in downtown Philadelphia at the Bee Natural store. To package your gift, use a clean glass jar. Avoid plastic, as plastic containers have been found to contain the toxin Bisphenol-A, which can leach into food and cosmetic items. Make a label that lists the ingredients, and note that it is perishable and should be used within three months or stored in the refrigerator.
9: Moisturizing Lotion Tools 1-cup glass measuring cup 2-cup glass measuring cup saucepan just large enough to fit the 1-cup measurer Ingredients 1/4 cup olive oil 1 1/4 cup water 1/4 cup emulsifying wax, available at some craft stores or online. Directions Fill a small saucepan with water and set it on medium low to use as a water bath. Combine the oil and e. wax into the heatproof 1-cup measurer and melt the mixture in the water bath. Fill the 2-cup measurer with water and heat it in the microwave on high for 2 minutes or until it boils. Alternatively, boil water on the stove and pour it into the measurer. When the oil/wax mixture has melted, pour it into the water. Your lotion should now have the consistency of skim milk. Let it cool slightly, stir with a spoon or chopstick and pour the lotion into a bottle while it’s still warm and pourable. Otherwise, it would be hard to get the lotion into its container. If you’re using a wide mouth jar, then this is not an issue. Leave the cap off to let it cool completely, but occasionally cap the lotion and give it a quick shake to help blend the mixture. As is, this plain, scent-free lotion is great for babies and people with sensitive skin. But this recipe is very forgiving and you can easily vary it. Here are some suggestions: Substitute 1/4 to 1/2 cup of the water with glycerin to make a hydrating lotion. Substitute or combine the olive oil with other oils such as almond oil or coconut oil Add essential oils. Use 1 – 2 drops per fl oz of lotion Previously, I had recommended 3 months shelf life based on my own personal experience over the last several years. Noting the many factors that can affect shelf life and that I cannot guarantee the ingredients you use and the cleanliness of your equipment, I am no longer recommending a shelf life. Instead, I will only present what I do to get my lotions to last three months. Your results will vary. Click here for up to date shelf life information and click here for more in depth discussion. This is from http://www.wabisabibaby.com/blog/2008/how-to-make-an-all-natural-lotion-with-only-3-ingredients/
10: Cinnamon Bath Soak 1 cup powdered milk 1 cup baking soda 3 TBS cornstarch 2 TBS cream of tartar 1 1/2 TBS cinnamon Herbal Bath Soak 2 cups powdered milk 1 cup cornstarch 2 TBS dried herbs (finely ground) Peppermint Bath Soak 1 cup powdered milk 1/2 cup cornstarch 1/2 teaspoon peppermint oil Lavender Bath Soak 1 cup powdered milk 1/8 cup dried lavender This is from http://tipnut.com/5-homemade-bath-salts-soaks/
11: Bath Jelly Ingredients: 3/4 cup water 1 envelope unflavored gelatin 1/2 cup liquid soap (unscented–use shower gel, hand soap or bubble bath) *Essential oil (choose your favorite–a few drops) Directions: Bring water to a boil, remove from heat then slowly stir in and dissolve the gelatin. Slowly add liquid soap and stir to mix. Add essential oil, stir well. Pour liquid into a clean clear jar or container, seal and refrigerate overnight. Once the mix gels, it’s ready to use. Just add a spoonful under running water in the tub for a bubbling treat (a tablespoon or two will do). *If you wish, you can skip the essential oil and use liquid soaps that have a fragrance. Notes: Use within a few weeks. Keep refrigerated and airtight to avoid mold. Optional: Add a couple drops of food coloring when first mixing jelly to give it some color, don’t use too much though since it can stain tubs. Gift Ideas: Package in small jars, add a decorative label and embellish with ribbons or trims. You can put a small toy or object in the jelly when first poured, it will set inside. Make in small batches at a time so it can be used within weeks.
12: Chocolate Lover's Milk Bath Mix 2 cups powdered milk 1/4 cup cocoa 2 tablespoons cornstarch optional: 1 teaspoon cinnamon Mix together all ingredients and place in a glass jar or shaker jar. Print the chocolate milk bath label shown below and glue it to the front of your container. Decorate the top of the jar with ribbon, raffia, or a circle of fabric held on with an rubber band.
13: Rocky Road Cupcakes For The Cupcakes 5 ounces cake flour 5 ounces super fine sugar 6 ounces unsalted butter softened 3 large lightly beaten eggs teaspoon vanilla essence 1 teaspoon baking powder 2 tablespoons dutched cocoa powder For The Rocky Road Filling 2 ounces semi sweet chocolate 1 ounce glazed red cherries cup chopped nuts 2 cups pink and white marshmallows For The Topping 2 ounces melting chocolate Method: Preheat your oven to 350 F (180 C) and prepare 12 paper cupcake cases in muffin tins.Place softened butter and sugar into a bowl and cream with an electric mixer until the butter changes colour. (generally 2 minutes)Add in lightly beaten eggs to the mix a little at a time, beating on slow for 15 seconds between each addition. Add Vanilla then sift in flour and baking powder and cocoa and mix for a further minute.Spoon batter into cases until they are approx 2/3rds full and then place in the middle rack in your preheated oven. Bake for approx 18 to 20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean, then remove and let sit for a few minutes before removing the cupcakes from the tins and placing them on a wire rack to cool. To make the filling in a small bowl melt chocolate over a double boiler, then add chopped cherries, chopped cuts & chopped marshmallows and mix to combine. Cut a small hole in the center of each cupcake and dig out with a spoon. Discard the center and fill hole with rocky road filling piled high.Melt remaining chocolate over a double boiler, and then drizzle chocolate across the filling to hold in place. THis is from http://www.cupcake-recipes.com/rocky-road-cupcakes/
14: Mini Party Cupcakes For The Cupcakes 5 ounces cake flour 5 ounces super fine sugar 6 ounces unsalted butter softened 3 large lightly beaten eggs teaspoon vanilla essence 1 teaspoon baking powder For The Butter Cream Icing 6 ounces vegetable shortening softened 8 ounces of powdered sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon butter flavoring Multi colored sprinkles Method: Preheat your oven to 350 F (180 C) and prepare 12 paper cupcake cases in muffin tins. Place softened butter and sugar into a bowl and cream with an electric mixer until the butter changes colour. (generally 2 minutes) Add in lightly beaten eggs to the mix a little at a time, beating on slow for 15 seconds between each addition. Add Vanilla then sift in flour and baking powder and mix for a further minute. Spoon batter into cases until they are approx 1/2 full and then place in the middle rack in your preheated oven. Bake for approx 18 to 20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean, then remove and let sit for a few minutes before removing the cupcakes from the tins and placing them on a wire rack to cool. To make butter cream icing, add softened vegetable shortening to a bowl, along with powdered sugar, vanilla, butter flavoring and salt and mix with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Spread icing over the mini cupcakes and sprinkle with candy decorations of your choice. This is from http://www.cupcake-recipes.com/mini-party-cupcakes/
15: Purple People Eater Cupcakes For The Cupcakes 5 ounces cake flour 5 ounces super fine sugar 6 ounces unsalted butter softened 3 large lightly beaten eggs teaspoon vanilla essence 1 teaspoon baking powder For The Butter Cream Icing 6 ounces unsalted butter softened 8 ounces of sieved powdered sugar 1 teaspoon of Vanilla teaspoon of salt Red and blue food coloring Method: Preheat your oven to 350 F (180 C) and prepare 12 paper cupcake cases in muffin tins. Place softened butter and sugar into a bowl and cream with an electric mixer until the butter changes colour. (generally 2 minutes) Add in lightly beaten eggs to the mix a little at a time, beating on slow for 15 seconds between each addition. Add Vanilla then sift in flour and baking powder and mix for a further minute. Spoon batter into cases until they are approx 2/3rds full and then place in the middle rack in your preheated oven. Bake for approx 18 to 20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean, then remove and let sit for a few minutes before removing the cupcakes from the tins and placing them on a wire rack to cool. To make the butter cream icing, add softened butter to a bowl, along with powdered sugar, vanilla and salt. Add purple food coloring (3 parts red to one part blue) and mix with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Use a spatula or butter knife to ice the tops of the cupcakes, smooth out or use the flat side of the knife blade to create a ridged effect. Sprinkle with purple sprinkles or editable glitter and serve. This is from http://www.cupcake-recipes.com/purple-people-eater-cupcakes/
16: Cake in a Cone Recipe 1 to 2 boxes Comet ice cream cups 1 Box cake mix any flavor or brownie mix Topping Chopped walnuts Chopped raisins Chopped candy Prepared Frosting mix or Ice Cream Oven Temp ~ 350 Baking Time ~ 30 - 35 Min. Pan Type ~ Ice Cream Cones Preheat oven Follow directions on the cake or brownie box. Fill each cone with 1/4 cup cake batter. Cool and frost with icing or ice cream and sprinkles of your choice. Great for kids birthday parties.
17: Sweet Yet Gentle Shampoo This gentle shampoo will leave your hair soft and clean. You can create your own custom blend by adding your favorite fragrances. This shampoo makes a great gift for loved ones. Instructions Bring water to a boil, and then simmer gently. Add the soap shreds to the heated water and stir until melted fully. Add your fragrance and then pour into decorative jars. Let cool before use. It will cool into a gel that can me rubbed into the hair. Use when needed. Ingredients 1/2 Cup Soap Shreds 2 Cups Water 1/2 Teaspoon Of Your Favorite FO
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