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    Sweet almond oil, honey and fresh milk together make a soothing, softening bath treat. Make this bath oil when you have time for a long, relaxing soak to get the most out of it.

     

     

    You will need:

     

    60ml clear honey

    125ml fresh whole milk

    60ml dead sea salt

    15ml Epsom salts

    30ml sweet almond oil

    8 drops honey fragrance oil

     

     

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    Mix together all ingredients in a small bowl. Add to the bath by pouring under running water.

     

     

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    INCI name: Shorea stenoptera seed butter

     

     

    Illipe butter is extracted from the nuts of the Shorea Stenoptera, a tree that grows wild in the South East Asian jungle.

     

    Illipe butter has a similar triglyceride composition to cocoa butter, and has similar actions in skin care products, although it has a higher melting point. Illipe butter’s high melting point makes it a good choice for adding to soap mixes where additional firmness is required for the finished bars.

     

    This tropical butter is mild, moisturising and restores the skin’s suppleness. It is helpful in healing sores and mouth ulcers. Add Illipe butter to nourishing skin care products such as creams, body butters and balms. Because of its firmness, it is especially useful in formulations such as lip balms, lipsticks and soaps.

     

     

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  3. This is a soap substitute for those that cannot, or do not wish to, use soap. Kaolin draws out dirt and impurities, while almonds cleanse the skin. Borax is well known for its cleansing and water-softening properties. It also acts as a preservative.

    You will need:

    50ml ground almonds
    50ml kaolin
    3ml borax
    enough almond oil to bind everything together.

    Method:

    Thoroughly mix all the dry ingredients together, then add a small amount of almond oil - just enough to make a thick paste. Spoon the paste into a clean, glass jar.

    To use:

    Take a small amount of the almond paste and smooth all over the face. Leave it on for five minutes before rinsing off.


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    INCI name: Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil, Hydrogenated

     

     

    Hemp seed butter is nourishing and helps retain moisture in the skin. It is rich in polyunsaturated essential acids Omega 3 and Omega 6 and GLAs (gamma linolenic acid). It has a soft, green colour and a silky, creamy feel that is similar to Shea Butter.

     

    Use up to 10% Hemp Seed Butter in creams, butters, massage bars and lotions for dry, damaged skin. It penetrates the skin easily leaving no oily after-feel. It can also be used on its own as a body butter.

     

     

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  5. This scrub is intended for teenage skins, and those skins that are prone to break-outs. It is gently exfoliating and healing without disrupting the natural acid balance of the skin.

    You will need:

    1 teaspoon egg white
    2 tablespoons ground almonds
    6 drops tea tree essential oil

    Method:

    Mix ingredients together in a small bowl, adding the tea tree essential oil last.

    To use: Wet face and apply a small amount of the scrub - work it around the face using a rolling action. Wash off with Lavender and Tea Tree Face Wash. Repeat once each day.


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