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Recipe for Rose Lotion

Rosewater & Glycerin Hand Lotion

This lotion is great for those that prefer a less oily type.

I’ve adapted it from various attempted recipes over the years.
I love the way it feels as the cornstarch really works as an oil absorber,
and almost feels like an exfoliant the first few times you use it.
I’ve tried making this into both a sprayable type lotion and a cream type lotion.
Both ways are great, it just depends on how you intend to use it
…more water for thinner, and less water for thicker product.


  • 1 Tsp – 1 Tbls melted beeswax (depending on how thick you prefer)

  • 1 Tbls cocoa butter melted

  • 2 Tbls Vegetable Glycerin

  • 2 Tbls Cornstarch

  • 1 Cup Distilled or Purified Water

  • 2 – 4 Tbls (more if you like thinner) Rose water (I usually use 3)

Mix first three ingredients together in heat proof glass bowl – place in a water bath or use double boiler.
Warm waters and add cornstarch, blend thouroughly,
Add oil/wax mixture slowly to water mixture and blend well.
Make sure to completely cool.
Once everything is the right consistency, add essential oils if you prefer, but no more than 10 dps of essential oils total for this recipe. Mix well, and put into clean jars or spray bottles.
Note: If the lotion is too thick – thin with water or rose water using one tablespoon at a time, stirring thoroughly.

Also, If it is too thin, add melted wax into warmed oils/water mixture
(blast in microwave on low setting for 15-20 sec. intervals.
And always, always, add your essential oils last, after you have the consistency you desire in the lotion.
A thinner lotion you can use as a sprayable type, and a thicker lotion can be used as a cream.
By adjusting the wax/oil/water ratio you can create the type best suited to your purpose.
Try making both the spray type and the cream type and decide which works best for you.

If you’d like an even easier recipe, try this one: (though it’s a bit thinner than the above recipe)

1 1/4 cup hot water
1/4 cup emulsifying wax
1/4 cup rosehip seed oil (or any oil you prefer, olive, safflower, sunflower, emu, etc.)
24-36 drops rose essential oil

In a pyrex measuring glass I combine the rosehip seed oil and emusifying wax and microwave for approx. 1 minute until it is all melted. The temperature on this reads about 155 degrees.
How to Make Hand Lotion
I have found that a coffee mug  holds almost exactly 1 1/4 cup of water, so I fill is up and microwave that for 1 minute or until about 120 degrees. While that is heating up, I add the essential oil into my melted wax/rosehipseed oil mixture.
How to Make Hand Lotion
Then pour the hot water into the wax/rosehipseed oil mixture and watch it turn milky white. At this point the temperature is about 125 degrees. I then pour the hot lotion into wide mouth pint size jars and let cool overnight. The next morning you’ll have a fresh jar of homemade natural hand lotion!
How to Make Hand Lotion
Oh and of course, you’ll need decorative labels to put on your jars, which you can download here. Remember, when you print these out onto Avery Sticker Project Paper in Adobe Reader, it often automatically reduces the size of the original document, make sure that you click on the setting to print these at full size. These labels fit on the wide mouth pint jars. Enjoy your new soft skin!

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for the great pics and label downloads!!!!


Essential Oils that can Aid Emotional and Abuse Issues

YellowstarEssentials Release/Opening Synergy

Essential oils have natural properties that can aid in healing the entire body, including physical, mental, emotional and spiritual issues. Because of their concentrated properties, one drop can do as much good as pounds or tons of the fresh variety, so essential oils are much easier and more convenient to keep at hand.

Many people use food to protect themselves from feeling bad or to numb themselves to abuse. They can gain weight to make themselves look undesirable or not available for sexual attention. This leads to feelings of contempt and self loathing. It is very common for victims of abuse to blame themselves for the abuse. Essential oils can bring feelings of self love, forgiveness, and acceptance into the heart.

Milli Austin in The Healing Bath did some ground-breaking work in healing abuse with essential oils. She talks of the body not just from the physical but also its energetic aspects. She see the body surrounded by energy fields similar to the atmosphere around the earth. The energy is layered into different energy bodies. The energy body closest to the physical body is called the etheric body. Then there is the astral or emotional body. Next the mental body follows with the soul body encapulating all the bodies. She claims that abuse emotionally and mentally lodges itself into the energy bodies and causes a person to be unable to completely control their life. The abuse takes hold and directs the life in ways the person does not want to go, but seems to be helpless to prevent. As in feeling bad about how your body looks and wanting to look better, but unable to stop eating. With her essential oil therapy, the person would come into contact with what was really causing the bad feelings and clear them with the oils. She also felt that abuse from one life could be felt in another and causes disturbances in this life.

To heal this trauma, she suggests using bath or massage therapy. In her book she included several formulas to help the person clear the abuse. It is a good idea to have a counselor or therapist to consult if you are going to use the oils in this way. The baths also call for more oils than most aromatherapists feel is safe so caution is advised and supervision is required. We will list a few of the formulas and if you are interested in doing them, we suggest you read her book first for more details.

Sexual Abuse Bath
30 drops each citronella, geranium, patchouli
33 drops each white camphor, lime
40 drops juniper berry
5 cups unprocessed apple cider vinegar
Stone Lapis
Time: 35 minutes
Coat the body with walnut oil
Do 10 baths spaced 7 days apart
If repeating bath series, wait 7 weeks.

Trauma Bath
20 drops wild chamomile (or 16 German or 14 Roman)
30 drops each amyris, white camphor, damiana, vetiver, sassafras
36 drops each eucalyptus 80/85. Lavender
5 cups unprocessed apple cider vinegar
Stone: lapis
Time: 30 minutes
Coat the body with almond oil
Do 10 baths spaced 5 days apart
If repeating bath series, wait 7 weeks.

Unkind, Abusive Treatment – To Relieve Hurt Bath
20 drops cinnamon leaf
25 drops each helichrysum, lemongrass
30 drops each dill weed, lemon eucalyptus, sweet fennel, lavender, peppermint, white thyme
36 drops geranium
7 cups unprocessed apple cider vinegar
Stone: clear quartz crystal
Time: 30 minutes
Coat the body with walnut oil.
Do 15 baths spaced 7 days apart.
If repeating bath series, wait 7 weeks.”

Oils identified to help clear abuse and trauma from the energy bodies:

Ajowan* Benzoin Jasmine Rose
Allspice* Cajeput Juniper* Spruce
Bitter Almond* All Cedarwoods Laurel Leaf Tea Tree
Balsam, Copaiba Cinnamon* Linaloe Wood Vetiver
Balsam, Peru* Cumin Seed Neroli Violet Leaf
Balsam, Tolu Cypress Parsley Wintergreen*
Bay Yuzu

* oils are fiery and need to be used with fixed or fatty oils

About the Healing Bath:

Many books discuss the aromatic power of essential oils, but The Healing Bath is the first to focus on using essential oils to cleanse, clear, and heal the energy field surrounding the physical body. If this energy field is damaged, the body’s vitality, strength, and overall health and well-being is jeopardized. When energy fields in the subtle bodies are strengthened and energized, deep healing in the physical body is accelerated. This book describes essential oil therapy that can be used with conventional allopathic, herbal, and other healing methods.

The author has been refining her essential oil techniques for ten years, and she draws on experiences from her personal practice to describe the method.

Provides bath formulas for a wide range of physical and emotional ailments, including asthma, depression, substance abuse, headaches, sleep disorders, food intolerance, allergies, bladder and urinary tract problems, and hyperactivity.

A special section discusses the use of essential oils to heal infants and children.

Click here to go to and buy the book

If you would like to purchase YellowstarEssentials Release/Opening Synergy made with therapeutic grade essential oils; email: with  Release/Opening Synergy in the subject line.  5ml concentrate is $25.

Thank you for the great info!

Eat Fruit to Cure Cancer, Get Healthy and Lose Weight

The following is an email I received from a good friend and wanted to share it with you….

Dr Stephen Mak is a friend of mine at the BSF course. He told me he treats terminal ill cancer patients by “un-orthodox” way and many patients recovered. He explains to me before he is using solar energy to clear the illnesses of his patients. He believes on natural healing in the body against illnesses. See the article below.

Dear Shereen,
Thanks for the email on fruits and juices. It is one of the strategies to heal cancer. As of late, my success rate in curing cancer is about 80%. Cancer patients shouldn’t die. The cure for cancer is already found. It is whether you believe it or not? I am sorry for the hundreds of cancer patients who die under the conventional treatments.. .
Thanks and God bless.
Dr Stephen Mak


We all think eating fruits means just buying fruits, cutting it and just popping it into our mouths. It’s not as easy as you think. It’s important to know how and when to eat.

What is the correct way of eating fruits?


If you eat fruit like that, it will play a major role to detoxify your system, supplying you with a great deal of energy for weight loss and other life activities.

FRUIT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT FOOD. Let’s say you eat two slices of bread and then a slice of fruit. The slice of fruit is ready to go straight through the stomach into the intestines, but it is prevented from doing so.

In the meantime the whole meal rots and ferments and turns to acid. The minute the fruit comes into contact with the food in the stomach and digestive juices, the entire mass of food begins to spoil….

So please eat your fruits on an empty stomach or before your meals! You have heard people complaining — every time I eat watermelon I burp, when I eat durian my stomach bloats up, when I eat a banana I feel like running to the toilet, etc — actually all this will not arise if you eat the fruit on an empty stomach. The fruit mixes with the putrefying other food and produces gas and hence you will bloat!

Graying hair, balding, nervous outburst, and dark circles under the eyes all these will NOT happen if you take fruits on an empty stomach.

There is no such thing as some fruits, like orange and lemon are acidic, because all fruits become alkaline in our body, according to Dr. Herbert Shelton who did research on this matter. If you have mastered the correct way of eating fruits, you have the Secret of beauty, longevity, health, energy, happiness and normal weight.

When you need to drink fruit juice – drink only fresh fruit juice, NOT from the cans. Don’t even drink juice that has been heated up. Don’t eat cooked fruits because you don’t get the nutrients at all. You only get to taste. Cooking destroys all the vitamins.

But eating a whole fruit is better than drinking the juice. If you should drink the juice, drink it mouthful by mouthful slowly, because you must let it mix with your saliva before swallowing it. You can go on a 3-day fruit fast to cleanse your body. Just eat fruits and drink fruit juice throughout the 3 days and you will be surprised when your friends tell you how radiant you look!

KIWI: Tiny but mighty. This is a good source of potassium, magnesium, vitamin E & fiber. Its vitamin C content is twice that of an orange.

APPLE: An apple a day keeps the doctor away? Although an apple has a low vitamin C content, it has antioxidants & flavonoids which enhances the activity of vitamin C thereby helping to lower the risks of colon cancer, heart attack & stroke.

STRAWBERRY: Protective Fruit. Strawberries have the highest total antioxidant power among major fruits & protect the body from cancer-causing, blood vessel-clogging free radicals.

ORANGE : Sweetest medicine. Taking 2-4 oranges a day may help keep colds away, lower cholesterol, prevent & dissolve kidney stones as well as lessens the risk of colon cancer.

WATERMELON: Coolest thirst quencher. Composed of 92% water, it is also packed with a giant dose of glutathione, which helps boost our immune system. They are also a key source of lycopene — the cancer fighting oxidant. Other nutrients found in watermelon are vitamin C & Potassium.

GUAVA & PAPAYA: Top awards for vitamin C. They are the clear winners for their high vitamin C content.. Guava is also rich in fiber, which helps prevent constipation. Papaya is rich in carotene; this is good for your eyes.

Drinking Cold water after a meal = Cancer! Can u believe this?? For those who like to drink cold water, this article is applicable to you. It is nice to have a cup of cold drink after a meal. However, the cold water will solidify the oily stuff that you have just consumed. It will slow down the digestion. Once this ‘sludge’ reacts with the acid, it will break down and be absorbed by the intestine faster than the solid food. It will line the intestine. Very soon, this will turn into fats and lead to cancer. It is best to drink hot soup or warm water after a meal.

This is the best advice I’ve heard about eating fruit. Please share it with everyone you know 🙂

Colorado Safe Personal Care Products Act : Take Action Immediately

Thanks so much for getting this kind of information out to the public. I live in Florida and have many times signed local petitions to deal with these types of natural personal care issues.  I appreciate someone else on the same page :).


Essential U Blog: Colorado Safe Personal Care Products Act :: Take Action Immediately.

DIY: Eee Zee Beauty Recipes; Natural Lipgloss and Lip Plumper

DIY: Easy Beauty Recipes; Natural Lipgloss and Lip Plumper

I love making my own natural beauty products, especially when I can make them cheaper than buying them. Some might say I’m obsessed with anything DIY, really. If you are too, or are just looking for something to do, or have a gaggle of girls hanging out looking for a fun project, then read on to learn how you can turn a boring day into something exciting by hosting a “make your own lip gloss party” , or with the addition of a few essential oils, you can make it a “make your own super-duper easy lip plumper party”. Try saying that three times fast…..heh, heh. 
First, you’ll need to decide on what kind of lip gloss or lip plumper serum you want to make.
If you just want a natural lip gloss that adds moisture and shine to your lips, you’ll only need a few simple ingredients and most you can find around your home. 
If you’d rather make yourself a natural lip plumper and add colors and flavors, you’ll only need to add a few essential oils or other simple household items to the gloss base.
It’s so easy and fun, you might want to make it a girls’ day project, or if you’ve got a gaggle of tweens hanging out for a slumber party, this is a great way to get them all together and do something they’ll all enjoy. No matter which you choose, you’ll love the results. 
For a simple natural lip gloss all you need are a couple of natural moisturizing oils, some aloe vera gel, and color or flavor (optional), and of course, a container to put it in. I find the easiest way is to use roller-ball bottles for the liquid types as they hold the product well and are fun to use and make application a breeze. You can find these with a simple search on ebay roller bottles, some craft stores, or other online sites. You can also use old lip balm containers (well cleaned) or purchase lip balm pots all over the internet. Check resources at the bottom of the page for suppliers that I’ve found helpful through the years.  I’ve literally made hundreds of experiments with lip balms, glosses, and every other beauty product I could think of.  
Here’s some of my favorites:
Chocolatey Lip Gloss
1.5 TBL cocoa butter
2-3 chocolate chips 
1 Vit. E capsule
 Just melt the cocoa butter in a pyrex cup, stir in the chips to melt everything together smoothly, add Vit. E and stir well, then pour into lip balm container pot. Chill in fridge. Eee Zee. If you don’t like finding water droplets on top of your chocolate lip gloss, let stand and cool; then put the lid on. 
Cranberry-Red Lip Stain:
1 tsp. cranberry sauce juice
1 TBL. Vaseline
(warm, and mix throughly, store in fridge)
Recipes & Ingredients for easy natural lip gloss:
Basic Lip Gloss:
2 tsp. beeswax
7 tsp. oil (your choice: castor, olive, jojoba, sw. almond)
1 tsp. honey
5 drops e.o. (essential oil of your choice) See Essential Oils Section Below.
Melt wax in pyrex in short bursts in microwave, or use double boiler method by placing 1-2 in. water in pan, add pyrex cup and bring water to boil, this will insure an even melt for your beeswax. I’ve had success both ways, but you’re taking your chances of burning the wax using a microwave as power fluctuates in different types of microwaves. You can easily convert this recipe for a Basic Lip Balm by just adding 1/2 (or .5) tsp. additional beeswax, or more for a harder balm. 
The above link will take you to my ehow article on How to Make a Lip Plumper Serum. 
Also note the Lip Plumper Serum in that recipe contains capsicum, and other very hot essential oils. 
Here’s a simplified version that will make much less than my ehow recipe:
Simple & Natural Lip Plumper Gloss
  • 1 tsp. melted beeswax
  • 2-3 TBL. oil of your choice (castor, coconut, olive, jojoba, sw. almond, sunflower, emu, etc. )
  • 5-6 dps. e.o. blend ( 2-3 drops cinnamon bark e.o. and 3 dps. peppermint e.o.)
  • 1 Vit. E capsule
  • color or mica if desired (a tiny bit of leftover lipstick works great!) 
Melt wax in a pyrex glass measuring cup in short bursts in the microwave. Times depend on the power of your microwave, so don’t walk away from this. Wax can burn and start a fire if not watched, so only use about 5-10 sec. bursts and stir after each attempt until the wax is completely melted. Stir in your oils until everything is blended and warm. Stir in the Vit. E liquid from the capsule. I use a needle to puncture the capsule and squeeze in the liquid. Use two if you can’t get all the vit. e out of the capsule. At this point you can choose if you want to add color, flavor, etc. If you like to use mica for a bit of sparkle, be careful, this stuff goes a long way. A super way to be “green” is to use up the last of your lipsticks. Just get a toothpick and scrape out a little for as much color as you want to add. I also wait to add the essential oils until it’s almost cool so they don’t lose any of their properties by being heated. Stir in the e.o.’s and pour into container. 
Some Good Ingredients to Choose From:
Castor oil  is in so many lip gloss recipes, probably because it’s best for slip and glide.
Jojoba, olive oil, sweet almond oil or coconut oil are great choices and seem to be in almost every recipe you find.  
I like to add extra healing and anti-aging properties to my lip products by using emu, evening primrose, rosehip seed oils too. It’s really up to what kind of properties you want your lip gloss to have. In a pinch, you could use sunflower, light olive, vegetable, or whatever you have around and it would work just fine. Granted, using vegetable oil on your lips won’t taste very good, so you’ll have to sweeten it up a bit. To sweeten any gloss or balm recipe, just add a bit of Kool-Aid, Jello, or flavor you want. 
honey (optional; to sweeten your gloss)
vit. e capsule (helps to preserve your gloss)
aloe gel (gives nice healing quality to your gloss)
glycerin (also gives a bit of sweetness and glide to your gloss)


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More Great Resources:
(some only include petroleum jelly and kool-aid, but if you’re keeping it “organic” or “all natural” you might want to steer away from using petroleum products).
some of these sound really fun! (i.e. pop rocks?!!) Bath & Body recipes; lots of easy lip gloss recipes (lemon, cocoa, butterscotch, etc.) Nice blog about how to make your own lip balm/gloss by  lip gloss/balm Flavors (FromNatureWithLove) more recipes at more lip gloss recipes from showmomthemoney blog lots and lots of lip gloss recipes from more natural cosmetic recipes from

Essential Oils’ Effects on Water Crystal formations

Everything is made of energy.

Love and Gratitude energy are healing vibrations that can have deep effects on other energies. The power of thought, intention, and focusing a loving energy can create a healing environment for any living thing.

From a Chinese scientist comes proof of healing energies on water crystal formation. Read more about him on

When water samples are bombarded with heavy metal music or labeled with negative words, or when negative thoughts and emotions are focused intentionally upon them, the water does not form crystals at all and displays chaotic, fragmented structures.

When water is treated with aromatic floral oils (Essential Oils), the water crystals tend to mimic the shape of the original flower.

At left, water crystals were exposed to aromatic essence of chamomile.

When Elvis Presley’s “Heartbreak Hotel” was played to water, the resulting frozen crystals were split in two!

Of great interest for healing and everyday well being is the extreme effect upon water crystals of negative words and ideas. When the words “Adolph Hitler” were taped to a bottle of distilled water, the results seen at left were obtained.
Here, you can see the results of taping the words “You Fool” to a container of distilled water. Interestingly, the pattern made by “You Fool” was almost identical to the pattern that emerged when heavy metal music was played. Masaru Emoto wonders in his book whether perhaps heavy metal musicians look upon people as fools.
Another instructive set of pictures showed the amazing difference between the crystalline patterns evoked by the words “Let’s do it” and the patterns produced by “Do it!” The encouraging “Let’s do it” crystals were like beautiful snowflakes. The demanding “Do it!” water did not crystallize at all. Excerpts taken from:  from:

Great Videos:

Positive & Negative Energy Effects on Water Crystals ( 3:16 min.) Wonderful! —  Beautiful  simple video

Water and Mind – How Consciousness effects Water (3:43 min) Clip from “What the Bleep 2”

The Boiled Rice in a Jar Experiment (7:11 min)  Amazing…

Essential Oils Can Help Erase or Reduce Stretchmarks, Scars and Keloids

Don’t you hate unsightly scars, stretchmarks and/or keloids?

Read the following article to learn how to make your own all natural remedy including an essential oil blend to use in a massage, or a salve recipe and the techniques used to erase or reduce them.

How to Erase or Reduce Stretchmarks, Scars and Keloids with Essential Oils



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