Okay, we thought we were cool when we learned how to make bath bombs and soap. We were even more cool when we hit lip balm. Now I have come up with a book that discusses how to mix and match home made toiletries into "theme's." As the holiday season approaches (only 190 more days to go) I am expected to come out with better and more clever books. I aim to keep it simple. We have some great food and recipe type books coming up for the fall, (dry mixes in jars and such) but this toiletry idea is something you can get started early with. Toiletry Formula's 2003 by Mabel White: How about chocolate scented bath oil with chocolate truffle bath bombs to match? Or Wild Flowers buttermilk bath with matching Wild Flowers room spray? Fruit Slices bath bombs, with Fruit Slices bath salts and matching room spray! (Fruit Slices happens to be our biggest fragrance oil seller by the way.) My favorite theme set in this new book is: Vanilla Cinnamon Oatmeal Bath with a Matching Vanilla Soy Candle and Vanilla Macadamia Nut Lip Balm. The new e-Book is in the Subscriber Forum Year 2003 and is $8.95 to non-Subscribers click here to order.
For lighting and mosquito control, SoyWax™ is cheap and you can make big and beautiful outside candles in galvanized tin buckets (from the horse feed store) for nothing compared to what the stores charge and citronella does not have to be yellow!
Let's start with what
mosquitoes do not like. They do not like people who eats lots garlic and/or Vitamin
B-1. do not sweat and wear light colored clothes. They do not like Basil, Catnip Oil, Cedar,
Citronella, Eucalyptus, Geranium, Lavender, Lemon, Lemon Grass, Marigold, Orange,
Peppermint, Rosemary, Tea Tree, Thyme
Once you figure out the formula you prefer, you can add it to already made lotion, make a room or body spray, and most certainly make soy candles! The candles do not have to be the classic "Citronella Yellow." We fill up a gallon galvanized tin bucket (from the feed store) with the 5 Pounds of melted SoyWax™ that has 4 ounces of Mabel's Porch Fragrance Oil, or your own blend, and a little oil based color if desired. Do not use Mabel's Porch for anything but soy candles to repel pests. It is mainly sweet orange oil and citronella which can be very caustic to the skin. Using Mabel's Porch you will get a soft pastel orange color. We made the 8 ounce size very affordable compared to the other multiuse fragrance oils-by doing buy one get one free for this item only. You can also do four quart sized galvanized metal buckets with the same amounts above! Make different pastel colors! We did this for ourselves and to save you from running out an having to buy expensive essential oils. Click here to buy Mabel's Porch. *You can also use Mabel's porch to clean up wax and gum since it is pure citrus oil.
How to Make Large SoyWax™ Candles? We melt the SoyWax™ in the microwave and mix the fragrance and any oil based colors very well before pouring. Also before pouring into the bucket, we secure four long wicks and make sure they are really anchored at the bottom. We cheat and use a glue gun to anchor. If we cannot get long wicks we will just tie three together. We hold the wicks straight and tall with bamboo sticks long enough to go across the top of the bucket. We wait until the soy is a little cool so it is creamy as it pours. Soy is so cheap you could just run wild with it as an out door candle and lighting tool.
Other facts about skeeters: they like the smell of perfume, people who eat bananas, and people who sweat allot. They also like dark clothes more than light colored clothes and they seem to like men more than women.
Making Body Lotion...
is a very important article for those who cannot find fragrance free lotion. These simple instructions give you a Bath
and Body Works type lotion.
Mastering lotion making is probably the most rewarding in all of the toiletry products. One reason it is, beyond soap, one of the most used. Making lotion has also been one of the few areas I consistently failed at until I read a simple article one night.
Chocolate Parfume: Can the scent increase sales, sex drive and success in weight loss?
By Judea Bentley It is a
scientific fact that just the smell of chocolate is a male aphrodisiac and causes
arousal! (According to neurologist Alan Hirsch of the Smell And Taste Treatment And
Research Foundation in Chicago). Want to know why you sometimes crave
chocolate? According to the journal, Good Medicine, chocolate contains chemicals
similar to those in marijuana! Anandamide. N-oleoylethanolamine and N-lineoeoylethanolamine
are natural cannabinoids found in chocolate. Chocolate also contains caffeine and
phenyeathylamine, which have a mild amphetamine-like effect. And you thought
chocolate just tasted good!
Customize greeting cards and
personal letters with the aroma of chocolate, the second most popular romantic
expression of love. (Flowers are first)
Its' the perfect special occasion
or holiday gift instead of or in addition to expensive chocolate candy. The aroma of
chocolate perfume lasts 100 times longer than the taste of chocolate candy!
Candy stores, ice cream stores, real estate agents... The list
is endless... can use chocolate perfume to stimulate sales when sprayed into the
The Mabel White Company now offers chocolate flavor oil for lip gloss or balm, and fragrance oil for bath, as well as candle making. Lusciously sensual and sophisticated, our chocolate fragrance oil is a hand crafted chocolate scent for men and women. Our version incorporates the finest cocoa beans from Venezuela and Madagascar with subtle notes of exquisite Tahitian vanilla. The base is then blended with pure and natural essences of sandalwood.
Fresh Produce is the promotional name of our new summer line of fragrance oils. We not only added refreshing scents such as cucumber and leafy greens, we added a new line of Mabel's Signature Series Fragrance oils. We have been working on original scents for quite some time. Names include: Black Opal with notes of sandalwood and vanilla, Broken Coconut, Darjeeling Chai, Feng Shui a well balanced scent with notes of green tea, jasmine, orange blossom, vanilla and cloves, Fresh Cut Lilacs, Fruit Slices, Fortune Cookie, Mabel's Porch (for candle use only) Mountain Home, with notes of rose and grass, Pink Hibiscus (a fun fragrance with plumeria and vanilla notes) Software by Mabel (a soft sexy scent Mabel wears) Watermelon Truck and White Picket Fence (which smells like her favorite McIntosh Apple and Grass mix.) The fall/winter announcements of the Mabel Fragrance line are just as exciting. Click here to see all of the new scents.
Sachet Your Self on In!
What can you do with a linen sachet? Better yet, what can't you do! The first thing that comes to our mind is to fill them with fragranced potpourris to use in our closets and dresser drawers. You can make dream pillows that really do work (1/2 cup of lavender, 1/2 cup of rose buds, 1/4 cup of hops, 1/4 cup of Mugwort, 1/4 cup of peppermint) or use as a wrap for bath soap, powders or salts. Other ideas include dropping the whole sachet in the bath tub for a sensuous bath tea. Click photo on left to see how truly pretty these are. Subscribers will get five of these on the house. For bath teas consider:
lemon grass, sage, yarrow, nettle, comfrey root.
Master how to make your own gourmet lollipops over the summer. Lollipops look like big crystals, but the fact is that sugar crystals are the enemy of successful lollipops. We’ll show you how to keep those pesky crystals at bay. Flavors to consider include: Cherry, Cantaloupe, Candy Apple, Cotton Candy, Mango, Pina Colada, Root Beer, Tangerine and Watermelon. Mabel White sells these flavors and more! If oyu are weak at heart and want something more simple, just melt chocolate for a few seconds in the microwave and make lollipops you can decorate later out of the chocolate. If you are going to do the chocolate route, you may as well make chocolate dipped spoons to stir coffee with. We carry a TON of cool flavor oils for our lip balm, also great for making hard candy. Flavors include Kiwi, Passion Fruit, Strawberry, Cherry, Chocolate, Peppermint, Mango, Papaya and so much more! Click here for flavors.
We are trying to figure out how to make the gourmet lollipops discussed herein creamy if we like and not just translucent. If anyone knows the trick please write us! Meantime if we can ever figure out a way to put vitamins in them we will let you know!. Click here to download the PDF recipe.
"Hi there -- I just read your newsletter and wanted to pass this along. I use FDA cosmetic grade oil dispersible Titanium Dioxide powder when I tint my lip balms (to give the tints more "oomph") - it also comes in a water dispersible powder. It's used to give a creamy look for just about everything, including candy. It's very inexpensive - I pay less than $5 for 8 ounces. I've not tried it myself in the lollypops, but I have a feeling it'll work."
Stuck on idea's for the old man? If he likes to cook, he may like the herb garden suggested in the last issue for Mother's Day. He may like home made chocolates too!
Just about every father shaves. We would choose to make shaving soap out of simple melt and pour soap base and find a pretty mug to put it in. A Badger brush would be helpful to go along with it. Our recipe for two kinds of men's shaving soap (Almond or Bay Rum) is as follows:
Shaving Soap Recipe
homemade soap designed to give you a dense foam for use in shaving. The added
glycerin softens the skin, the witch hazel tones and the healing Vitamin E helps
with any nicks and razor irritation on sensitive skins. The bracing scent helps to
refresh your morning. Makes four round bars.
You can never have enough of your
best selling product on hand. Usually one item results in 80% of your
sales. Excellent marketing can sell average product, but excellent product
can not sell itself." Think about that for a moment as it defies
conventional wisdom. Conventional wisdom tells you that "product is
everything." "After all, without the right product, you can't be
successful in business." Conventional wisdom unfortunately is not always
accurate and definitely does not lead to success.