Citronella Essential Oil Candles and Beeswax.

By | May 28th, 2017|Categories: Recipes with oils|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Citronella Essential Oil Candles and Beeswax.
Don’t Bug Me

Citronella Essential Oil cnadles made with beeswax with give you an enjoyable outdoors this summer.

With summer comes cookouts, BBQs and BUGS!!!!

What better way to keep them at bay than with some natural bug repellent beeswax candles? Quick and easy to make.

Use any combination of bug repelling essential oils, CITRONELLA, rosemary, lemon, peppermint, orange, lemongrass.

Any kind of jars you like. I use 4 oz. Jars as a preference.

Make a batch all in one go.

Light them and let them slowly burn so your friends, family and guests can enjoy the company instead of with the bugs.

These candles will instantly transform your patio or BBQ area into an enchanting fragrance- filled summer party time.

Here’s to a fun free summer staying naturally bug free.

Items you will need>:

#Wicks. I prefer cotton wicks. Some wicks contain toxins. I use no 2 size.

#100% filtered Beeswax. Paraffin wax gives off harmful toxins and artificial scents.

Beeswax purifies the air.

# Metal wick tabs. Some contain lead.

Chopsticks, tooth picks or pencils to steady the wicks in the jars,

A Pyrex type of dish or tin. DON’T USE YOUR BEST UTENSILS. Beeswax is not easy to remove.

A large pan that will take the bowl or tin inside

Oven parchment paper to place the jars on.

A selection of jars.

#If you have no local source then PayPal or Amazon have what you need.

METHOD

  • Measure the length of wicks. About 1and half times the height of your jar. Make a small knot at one end.

Thread the wick through the wick holder.

Dunk the wick in melted wax.

This helps it adhere to the CENTRE bottom of the jar.

NB. Wax is hot!!!!!!. Watch fingers.

Push wick down onto bottom of jar.

  • Add water to large pan.

Put wax into bowl or can and place in the large pan of water.

Melt wax over a LOW heat. ( 30 mins)

NB. Always have a lid close at hand in case wax becomes over heated.

DON’T heat to boiling point!!!!!!

  • Whilst wax is melting place the jars in the lowest heat in the oven. This helps stop the wax cooling too quickly and then cracking the candle.

Once wax has melted turn off the oven and remove jars carefully.

Place on a tray covered with the parchment paper.

  • Next add the CITRONELLA and other oils to the melted beeswax and pour carefully into a glass measuring jar. (Not your best.) for easy pouring.

THIS WAX IS HOT!

Pour wax carefully into the jars. Leave about and 1inch ( from top of jar.

  • Prop wick up straight between 2 chops sticks ( or similar).

Dunk wick in oil to help adhere to supports.

Put candles back in oven. Switched off. To allow them to cool down slowly and avoid any cracking.

  • Let them sit for 12-24 hours.

  • Trim the wicks to about 1 inch ( about 20mm )above the wax, BELOW top of jar.

4oz jars are easy to light with a match.

These make great gifts!

Was this your first time making candles?

How did they work out?

Share your hints and tips.

Frankincense all natural Body Cream

By | April 28th, 2017|Categories: Essential Oils, Recipes with oils|Tags: , , , , , , |

Weather can be harsh on skin. Elbows and knees and the rest of your body  can get dry and painfully chapped in the winter and worn out during the hot summer months (especially if you spend time in chlorinated wateras I do.). Now Spring is here I know it is time to make my favourite Frankincense whipped body cream ready for the bikini and shorts.

Of course choose your essential oil from a reputable source like Young Living Essential Oils.

Great as a gift for family and friends.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Simple Ingredients

Shea Butter is a fantastic emollient which means it holds in moisture and keeps it in place to keep your skin from drying out when the temperature drops and the wind blows in. Shea butter is the fat extracted from the nut of an African tree. It’s been used in beauty remedies and skin protection recipes for centuries.

Coconut oil comes from the meat of the coconut palm.

It’s perfect for many beauty recipes for skin and hair. It’s a natural moisturiser

Vitamin E is a naturally occurring antioxidant which can help reduce the signs of ageing. It is wonderful for boosting the skin-smoothing properties in your beauty recipes. Use sparingly

Frankincense essential oil is known for giving a smooth appearance to healthy skin. It promotes healthy cell regeneration. I love that Young Living includes this oil in the starter kit. It’s a must in my bathroom cabinet!

Simple to make using an electric mixer or hand held mixer.

Preparation Tips

  • It is important that the Shea butter and coconut oil are solid when you blend them. You might need to refrigerate them for about 30 minutes if they’ve been stored in a warm climate.

Frankincense Body Cream

Preparation Time – 5 minutes


Ingredients

3/4 cup shea butter

1/4 cup coconut oil

1 teaspoon vitamin E oil

10 drops Frankincense Essential Oil

8 oz. amber glass jar

Instructions

Combine the shea butter, coconut oil, and vitamin E in your mixing bowl.

Use an electric mixer or hand mixer to blend the ingredients

Whip the ingredients until they double in volume.

Add in the essential oil and whip another 10 seconds.

Pour or spoon into the jar.

Apply a little to your skin to keep it sensuously  smooth.