Thursday, October 28, 2010

Recipes from the 2010-2011 Glory Bee Catalog

I recently received my 2010-2011 catalog from Glory Bee Foods.  Now I do not order much from Glory Bee but when I do I ordered supplies for crafting purposes.  What is really cool about Glory Bee catalog is often times they will insert a variety of recipes.  In this issue they have a variety of edible and body product recipes.  Some of the body recipes included in this issue are Soap on a Rope, Cocoa Butter Moisturizer for Dry Skin, Lipstick, Whipped Body Butter and Lotion Sticks. 

Soap on a Rope (pg 56)

Translucent (Melt and Pour) Soap Base
Soap Mold of your choice
Assorted gel tone colorants
Rope (nylon cord works well)
Fragrance or Essential Oil  (Choose type and amount you want)

Bring end of cord together and tie an overhand knot.  Cut ends off close to the knot.  If  the mold  you are using is too shallow to tie the knot, tape cord end together.  Pour the mold half full of melted soap base and let it cool slightly.  Place the cord in the mold.  Hold or tape the cords in place.  Fill the mold with the remainder of soap.  Do not move the cords until the soap is completely cool.  Remove the soap from the mold when it is completely cool and hard.

Cocoa Butter Moisturizer for Dry Skin (pg 57)
(Makes 3/4 cup)

2 tablespoons beeswax
4 tablespoons cocoa butter
1/4 cup sweet almond oil
3 tablespoons coconut oil
1/4 aloe vera concentrate
1 tablespoon honey

Add the wax, cocoa butter and oils to the top of a double boiler and heat until the wax and cocoa butter have melted.  Remove the pan from the heat.  Make sure to wipe down the bottom of the pan of any water.  In a separate container, combine the aloe vera concentrate and honey.  Stir the aloe mixture into the hot wax.  Stir continuously until the mixture thickens.  Pour into a container and allow to cool. When completely cooled place lid on container.

Lipstick (pg 62)
(Makes about 24 tubes)

1 ounce beeswax
2 ounces sweet almond oil
2.5 ounces jojoba oil
4 teaspoons lip safe mica

Melt the beeswax in a double boiler. Once fully melted add all of the oils. Pour your colorant into the double boiler and stir well.  Let the mixture sit until the mixture begins to thicken slightly (thus suspending the colorant better) and pour into hars or tubes.  Let cool completely.

Whipped Body Butter (pg 70)
(Makes about 24 ounces)

Blogger note:  This is not a true body butter because it contains water which means you need a preservative.  In actuality this recipe is for a cream.

260 grams water (use distilled water)
44 grams coconut oil
64 grams rice bran (or other carrier oil)
34 grams emulisfying wax
8 grams stearic acid
14 grams cocoa butter (you can use either refined or unrefined.  If you want the chocolate scent to your product then select unrefined otherwise chose refined)
6 grams lf Germaben II (preservative)
Fragrance or Essential Oil
Colorant, if desired

Melt everything expect the Germaben, fragrance/essential oils and colorant in a double boiler until fully melted and blended together.  Remove from heat and let cool, mixing occassionally, until it is just a little armer than body temperature.  Add Germaben II, fragrance oil (amount will depend on strength), and colorant, if you wish.  Mix throughly with an electric hand mixer ( I use an immersion blender).  Start with a medium speed and then increase the speed as it starts to gain volume.  It should be whipped until it is light and fluffy, like meringue.  Once the desired consistency has been reached, pour into containdersand refridgerate over until to set.

Lotion Sticks (pg 90)

1 ounce Sweet Almond Oil
2 ounces Shea Butter
1 ounce Cocoa Butter
1 ounce Beeswax
1 teaspoon honey
Essential or Fragrance Oil

Melt beeswax, honey, alomd oil and butters in a double boiler over medium heat.  If you do not have a double boiler then you can use a glass pyrex measuring cup on a canning jar rin in a pan of water.  When all ingredients are melted to liquid, remove from heat, add fragrance and mix throughly.  Pour into large round roll up containers or for a larger stick then use the stick deordorant containers.

If you want to make these products and enjoy these products, you can purchase all of the ingredients (or at least most of them ) through Glory Bee Foods.  All of these products would be great gifts for the holidays so get started making your gifts today.  Another idea would be making these product during a baby or bridal shower.  The ideas are endless.

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