These mixtures leaves a silky feeling on your skin.
The body should be patted dry rather than rubbed in order to have the fragrance hang on a little longer.
Let silks age 48 hours before you use them; this allows the combination of scents to become friendly. The gum arabic in the formulas acts to blend the oil and water so they won’t separate in the tub.
An English garden scent-the early morning kind when dew is still on the leaves.
- 2 tablespoons safflower ore sesame oil
- 2 droppers oil of lavender
- 2 tablespoons gum arabic (powdered)
- 1 cup water
Combine the oils. Make a smooth paste by placing the gum in a bowl and adding the oils, a few drops at a time. Be sure the paste is free of lumps. Begin to add water,a spoonful at a time. When you have enough volume, beat with an egg beater, continuing to add water until the whole cup is added. The solution will turn milky in color as you beat. Place in a glass bottle and store in the refrigerator. Use about 1/4 cup per tub.
Lavender Silk with Cinnamon
A spicy fragrance that both men and women enjoy.
- 1/ 4 cup safflower or sesame oil
- 24 drops oil of lavender
- 12 drops oil of cinnamon
- 2 tablespoons gun arabic (powdered)
- 2 cups water
Proceed as with Lavender Silk (above).
Lavender Silk with Clove
When plain old clove and lavender combine they create a scent that makes anyone’s body feel cherished.
Follow directions for Lavender Silk substituting 1 dropper oil of clove for the cinnamon.