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Clays - 'Ruby Wax' Avocado and Cucumber Clay Face Mask - Liquid Soap - Herbal Baths (Whole Body Baths, Foot and Hand Baths) - Base Recipe for Foam Baths - Vitamin Bath - Salt Bath - Bicarbonate of Soda Bath - Facial Herbal Steam - Shower Oil Bath Melts - Sensational Shower CrèmeBath Bombs Shea Butter Bath Bombs

 

 

Clays

For a very simple Face Mask, mix equal amounts of water or hydrolates and clay and add a few drops of essential oils. No heating is required and you need to use it straight away, it cannot be stored for more than a few days in a fridge.
 

White Clay
White clay is the good for people with sensitive skin. It is also good to use if you have been in the sun for too long. White clay is also appropriate for enlarged capillaries and red and sore babies' bottoms.

Green Clay
Green clay is effective for all kinds of skin problems and most skin types and conditions, especially oily skin.

Out of all of the different clays, green clays draw the best and are very good for treating oily skin. A green clay pack is very good on swollen knee problems together with Arnica Oil (10%) or Arnica Tincture (5%), plus Comfrey Oil (10%) or Comfrey Leaf Tincture (5%). Make it into a fine paste and use it as a compress over the knee. Use the same amount of liquid as the amount of clay powder you are using. Mix the appropriate essential oils in at the end.

Red Clay
Red Clay is good normal skin, and is particularly effective in body packs for deep cleansing. Make a paste and apply.

Pink Clay
Pink Clay makes a lovely mask for dry and sensitive skin.

Yellow Clay
Yellow clay is best used on normal and oily skin.


 

The 'Ruby Wax' Avocado and Cucumber Clay Face Mask

This face mask is good for mature and dehydrated or dry skin. The cucumber has a natural moisturising effect and it smells very fresh.

Stage 1:
1/4 cup cucumber, peeled and chopped
1/4 cup avocado flesh
3 tablespoons finely powdered oats (for mild peeling)
3 tablespoons of water
1 tablespoon lemon juice (squeezed from lemon)
1 teaspoon honey

Stage 2:
8-9 tablespoons dried clay
3 drops of Essential Oils

Method:
Puree the cucumber and avocado flesh in a food processor until it is smooth with the water and lemon juice. Pour into a bowl. Stir in all other Stage 1 ingredients. Finally, mix in the clay and essential oil. Apply to a clean face and neck and leave on for 20-30 minutes. Rinse off with warm water then apply a toner and moisturiser. Use the Mask 1-2 times a week.

NB: This Face Mask must be used right away. This recipe was used by Kolbjorn Borseth on the Ruby Wax show for BBC1 television in the UK and a lot of these raw materials can be found in your own fridge and cupboard.
 

 

Herbal Baths (Whole Body Baths, Foot and Hand Baths)

Spa Baths can be used to help a wide range of ailments and can also be a very enjoyable and relaxing experience.

The Spa Baths can be taken every other day whilst Hand and Foot Baths can be taken daily.

Method 1: The simplest way is to make a strong Infusion or Decoction of herbs and allow it to stand for 20-30 minutes. Once strained, this can be added to the bath water or water you're using for your Foor or Hand Bath.

Method 2: You can also place the herbs in the bath. This method is preferable for the use of lady's mantle for the treatment of eczema prone skin and itchiness. When placing the herbs directly into the bath, pour 5-10 litres of boiling water over the herbs, leave for 10 minutes, before adjusting the temperature to allow the person to enter the bath. The person should stay in the bath for at least 20 minutes, adding more hot water if necessary in order to keep the water as hot as possible. The person should not rinse or towel dry the body and should allow the body to air dry instead.

Method 3: Place fresh or dried herbs in a muslin bag or cotton handkerchief and tie up with string and place in the bath. As in the above example, place 5-10 litres of boiling water over the bag, wait 10 minutes and then follow the same procedure as above.

Method 4: Use herbs with Foam Bath Recipe. Make a strong infusion or decoction of the herbs and strain them. Always use a stainless steel saucepan to boil herbs. For a Whole Body Bath use approximately 50-100g of dried herbs or 500-1000g of fresh herbs. For a Foot or Hand Bath use 15-20g of dried herbs or 150-200g or fresh herbs.

If using Method 1 above to make an Infusion or Decoction, then use:

1 litre of water per 15-20g of dried herbs
2-3 litres of water per 150-200g of fresh herbs
3 litres of water per 40-50g of dried herbs
6-7 litres of water per 400-500g of fresh herbs

After infusing or decocting the herbs let it stand and then strain it and add the resulting Infusion or Decoction to the bath.

 

Base Recipe for Foam Baths

25% Foam Bath Emulsifier
73% Boiling Water or Boiling Herbal Infusion or Decoction
1% Preservative Eco Plus or Preservative K (use 1.1% if using Herbal Infusion or Decoction)
1% Essential Oils

Method:
Measure the Foam Bath Emulsifier and the boiling water or boiling Herbal Infusion or Decoction together and mix thoroughly. Stir until it becomes thick.

Cool the mixture down to below 40°C then add the preservative. If using Preservative K, also add 1% of Lactic Acid and check the pH level is 5.5 or below. Test this with litmus paper.

Add the Essential Oils, stir, bottle and label.

 

Vitamin Bath

To invigorate your skin and body with antioxidant properties.

68% Boiling Water
25% Foam Bath Emulsifier
1% Preservative Eco Plus
2.5% Vitamin E
2% Vitamin C Powder
0.5% Vitamin A Palmitate
1% Essential Oils of your choice
Total 100%

Method:
Add the boiling water to the Foam Bath Emulsifier and stir with a spoon for a few minutes until it thickens. Cool it down to below 40°C then add the Preservative Eco, Vitamins and Essential Oils. Bottle and label.

 

Salt Bath

Help with detoxification.

Add 1kg Coarse Dead Sea Salt to bath filled with water as hot as you can manage for a whole body bath. For a foot or hand bath add 200g to 3-5 litres of water as hot as you can manage. Immerse for 15-20 minutes. Rest after a salt bath and drink plenty of water.

 

Bicarbonate of Soda Bath

Helps with reducing acidity in the body so works well as part of a therapy plan for aches and pains, eczema prone skin and skin with flaky red patches.

20g of Bicarbonate of Soda for you first Bicarbonate of Soda Whole Body Bath. Therafter use up to 100g of Bicarbonate of Soda for each Whole Body Bath. Use 1 tablespoon in a Hand or Foot Bath. Immerse for 5-15 minutes in water as hot as you can manage.

Rest after a Bicarbonate of Soda Bath and drink plenty of water.

After a Foot Bath, put on warm woollen socks on wet feet and leave on for 30 minutes or so.

 

Facial Herbal Steam

Boil water and add enough to almost fill a plastic, ceramic or stainless steel basin. Add a few pinches of the dried herbs of your choice to the water in the basin and allow to draw for a few minutes. Sit at a table with a towel over your head and cover the basin of hot water in front of you. Keep your head at a comfortable distance above the water so the steam reaches your face. You may prefer to keep your eyes closed if you think the steam may irritate them.

Sit for 5-10 minutes with your head in the 'tent' and allow the herbs and steam to do their work. You can use the bathroom sink instead of a basin - just take a chair into the bathroom so that you can sit comfortably while taking the steam.

There are many herbs that can be used for a number or reasons:
  • Chamomile Flowers to soothe sensitive, irritated and sensitive skin.
  • Lavender Flowers as a good tonic for all skin types.
  • Nettles to cleanse pores on oily skin.
  • Peppermint leaves to close pores, tone and clarify the skin.
  • Rose Petals to help with acne prone skin and oedema.
  • Rosemary to tone and restore elasticity to the skin.
  • Sage as an astringent and antibacterial toner.

Bath & Shower Oil

Stage 1 (room temperature):
50% Foam Bath Emulsifier
6% Alpha
6% Castor Oil
16% Apricot Kernel Oil
20% Fractionated Coconut Oil
2% Essential Oils of your choice

Total 100%


Method:
Combine the ingredients one at a time and mixing thoroughly between each addition. Bottle and label.


 

Bath Melts

Stage 1:
63% Cocoa Butter

Stage 2:
35% Bath Foam Emulsifier

Stage 3:
2% Essential Oils of your choice

Total 100%


Method:
Heat the Cocoa Butter in a double boiler (stainless steel bowl inside a saucepan of hot water), until melted. Then take the bowl out of the hot water.

Add the Foam Bath Emulsifier to the melted Cocoa Butter and stir.

Put the bowl in a pan of cold water to start cooling down. Keep stirring all the time to ensure they ingredients stay mixed together.

When you see the mix is just starting to go opaque, add your essential oils. Stir very thoroughly to ensure they are evenly dispersed.

When the mix is like a thick custard, pour into ice cube trays or small muffin molds. Silicon ones work best for getting the bath melts out. Put into the ‘fridge to harden up overnight.

The next day, turn out the moulds and make into little gift packs. Keep in a cool dark place until you are ready to give them away.

There are a range of silicon moulds you can get but avoid the very detailed ones, as the bath melts will not show the detail so well. Go for simple shapes.


 

Bath Bombs

Stage 1: (room temperature)
74% Sodium Bicarbonate
24% Citric Acid
2% Essential Oils of your choice

Optional: add a few drops of non water-based colours of your choice

Total 100%


You will need some Witch Hazel Water when moulding the bath bombs as well as some moulds.

Method:
Sieve the Sodium Bicarbonate and the Citric Acid into a bowl and mix thoroughly until you have a consistent texture.

Add a few drops of the colour and blend through the mixture so that it is even, with no concentrated colour areas.

Add the essential oils into the mixture. Certain oils may start the mixture to fizz, so work quickly. Do not leave the mixture to stand or it may start to set hard.

Use a little Witch Hazel Water in a plant mister and spray VERY little onto the mix. This is just enough to hold it together and allows you to take a handful and compress it. It should hold the shape of your fist like wet sand would. DO NOT get it too wet.

Press it into moulds quickly and if making ball shapes press two moulds together to form the ball. For the spherical moulds, take one side off to allow the surface to dry slightly.

With tray moulds, turn out gently when the top surface has dried a little.

They are fragile at this point so handle very gently. Leave in a warm, dry place to harden up. Resist the temptation to handle them.

Use cellophane bags to package when they are hard or put small ones into a decorated jar as a gift idea.

Wash the moulds thoroughly after use.


 

Shea Butter Bath Bombs

Stage 1: (room temperature)
68% Sodium Bicarbonate
22% Citric Acid
8% Shea Butter (frozen)
2% Essential Oils of your choice

Optional: add a few drops of non water-based colours of your choice

Total 100%


You will need some Witch Hazel Water when moulding the bath bombs as well as some moulds. Add dried Rose Petals or dried Lavender Flowers for decoration.

Method:
Sieve the Sodium Bicarbonate and the Citric Acid into a bowl and mix thoroughly until you have a consistent texture.

Add a few drops of the colour and blend through the mixture so that it is even, with no concentrated colour areas.

Take the Shea Butter from the freezer and grate into the mixture and mix again.

Add the essential oils into the mixture. Certain oils may start the mixture to fizz, so work quickly. Do not leave the mixture to stand or it may start to set hard.

Use a little Witch Hazel Water in a plant mister and spray VERY little onto the mix. This is just enough to hold it together and allows you to take a handful and compress it. It should holds the shape of your fist like wet sand would. DO NOT get it too wet. Sprinkle some dried Rose Petals or dried Lavender Flowers into the bottom of the tray moulds. Press the Shea Bomb mix into the moulds.

Turn out gently when the top surface has dried a little. They are fragile at this point so handle very gently. Leave in a warm, dry place to harden up. Resist the temptation to handle them.

Use cellophane bags to package when they are hard or put small ones into a decorated jar as a gift idea.
Wash the moulds thoroughly after use.