Heal and Protect Winter Lip Balm Recipe

Keep lips looking and feeling great with this heal and protect winter lip balm recipe. Natural ingredients come together to to help keep lips moisturized to protect against chapping while a tiny hint of sheer color lends lips a healthy glow.

Keep lips looking and feeling great with this heal and protect winter lip balm recipe. Natural ingredients come together to to help keep lips moisturized to protect against chapping while a tiny hint of sheer color lends lips a healthy glow.

Keep lips looking and feeling great with this heal and protect winter lip balm recipe. Natural ingredients come together to to help keep lips moisturized to protect against chapping while a tiny hint of sheer color lends lips a healthy glow.

Heal and Protect Winter Lip Balm Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

.25 oz. grape seed oil
.15 oz. sunflower oil
.1 oz. refined (76° melt point) coconut oil
.2 oz. beeswax
.05 oz. lanolin
1/4 teaspoon alkanet root powder
10 drops spearmint essential oil
6 drops peppermint essential oil

Instructions:

Begin by using a digital scale to weigh out the beeswax. Place in double boiler or in a small one cup glass Pyrex measuring cup and heat at 50% power until the beeswax has melted fully.

Now weigh out the lanolin and coconut oil and mix into the melted beeswax. You may need to heat the mixture again so all of the ingredients are liquified.

Measure out the alkanet powder with a measuring spoon and stir into the hot melted beeswax, lanolin and coconut oil. (This winter lip balm recipe, while it looks dark, actually goes on very sheer with just a tiny hint of red. For darker color use more alkanet root powder. Alternately you may omit it all together if you want a completely clear product.)

Next, weigh the grape seed and sunflower oils and stir into the other ingredients.

Keep lips looking and feeling great with this heal and protect winter lip balm recipe. Natural ingredients come together to to help keep lips moisturized to protect against chapping while a tiny hint of sheer color lends lips a healthy glow.

Use a dropper or transfer pipette to add the essential oils. Give one final stir then pour into empty lip balm tubes. Allow to cool completely then decorate your tubes as desired.

This heal and protect winter lip balm recipe yields five lip balms. To use simply apply to lips as desired.

If you like this recipe you may also like my Winter Mint Moisturizing Hair Mask Recipe and my Neem Oil & Bee Pollen Skin Cream Recipe. Or try my new Anti Aging Night Cream Recipe for dry and mature skin.

For more winter skin care recipes as well as lip balm recipes, homemade soap recipes and beauty DIY’s be sure to follow my boards on Pinterest. You can also find and follow me on Blog Lovin’, Tumblr, Facebook, Twitter, G+ and Instagram.


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Rose Scented DIY Sea Salt Spray for Hair

This rose scented DIY sea salt spray for hair helps to give your hair volume and texture! Spray it on then scrunch for sexy tousled beach waves any time!

This fabulous rose scented DIY sea salt spray for hair gives your hair volume and texture any time you need it! Simply spray it on then scrunch for sexy tousled beach waves.

My sea salt spray recipe is inspired by Not Your Mothers Beach Babe Texturizing Sea Salt Spray, a product which has become one of my go to hair staples based on affordability and performance. Like Not Your Mother’s sea salt spray, my sea salt spray recipe also contains dimethicone to counteract the drying effect salt can have on hair. (Their product also contains Sea Kelp Extract, however I don’t currently have this in my ingredient stash. But don’t be afraid to try it on your own!) Rose water is also used to give it its fabulous fragrance.

If you prefer not to use silicones in your hair care products, you can simply omit both the Dimethicone (silicone) and the Polysorbate 20 (emulsifier) which is used to keep the Dimethicone mixed with the water. For more hold double the sea salt and omit the Epsom salt. For less hold do the opposite.

This rose scented DIY sea salt spray for hair helps to give your hair volume and texture! Spray it on then scrunch for sexy tousled  beach waves any time!

DIY Sea Salt Spray for Hair

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

3.25 oz. distilled hot water
1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
1/4 teaspoon Epsom salt
1 ml Dimethicone
1 ml Polysorbate 20
.25 oz. rose water (or rose hydrosol)

Instructions:

Begin by using a digital scale to weigh out the distilled water into a glass Pyrex measuring cup. Heat in the microwave until hot but not quite ready to boil.

Use measuring spoons to measure out the salts then stir into the hot water until the salt has dissolved completely.

Now, using a graduated transfer pipette for each, measure out the Dimethicone and Polysorbate 20 and stir into the salt water mixture.

Finally weigh out the rose water and stir into your DIY sea salt spray for hair.

This fabulous rose scented DIY sea salt spray for hair gives your hair volume and texture any time you need it! Simply spray it on then scrunch for sexy tousled beach waves.

Using a small funnel pour the sea salt spray into a 4 oz. glass bottle and close with a fingertip mister. Shake well then spritz onto hair as desired. You can use your new DIY sea salt spray on damp, towel dried hair or dry hair for different looks.

For more hair care recipes, homemade soap recipes and beauty DIY’s be sure to follow my Pinterest boards. You can also follow me on Blog Lovin’, Tumblr, Facebook, Twitter, G+ and Instagram for regular updates and behind the scene sneak peeks.


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Anti Aging Night Cream Recipe

This anti aging night cream recipe helps to reduce the signs of aging naturally with ingredients like coconut water, cocoa butter, evening primrose and rosehip seed oil.

This anti aging night cream recipe helps to reduce the signs of aging naturally with ingredients like coconut water, cocoa butter, evening primrose and rosehip seed oil.

Rosehip seed oil was chosen for this night cream recipe due to its extremely high fatty acid content. It’s praised for it’s ability to fight against dry, weathered, and dehydrated skin. And it also works well at helping to minimize the appearance of scars. It’s commonly used throughout the beauty and skin care industry to help to prevent and diminish the appearance of wrinkles and premature aging.

Evening primrose oil was chosen for its naturally occurring gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) as well as its moisturizing and skin softening effects while cocoa butter lends its moisturizing and healing properties.

Coconut water also acts as a natural moisturizer to rehydrate skin. It is also rich in anti-oxidants and cytokinins which can help to prevent the skin from pre-mature wrinkles and aging. In addition coconut water also has natural anti-viral, anti-microbial, and anti-fungal properties which can aid in healing as well as soothing damaged skin.

This anti aging night cream recipe helps to reduce the signs of aging naturally with ingredients like coconut water, evening primrose & rosehip seed oil.

Anti Aging Night Cream Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

.35 oz. emulsifying wax
.1 oz. liquid shea butter
.25 oz. rosehip seed oil
.25 oz. evening primrose oil
.5 oz. cocoa butter
.15 oz. liquid soy lecithin
.1 oz. stearic acid

.65 oz. coconut water (not from concentrate)
2 ml rose water (or rose hydrosol)

2 ml vitamin E
10 drops carrot seed essential oil, optional
.02 oz. Optiphen Plus

Instructions:

I recommend using double boilers for this anti aging night cream recipe. If you don’t have double boilers it’s snap to set canning rings inside your pot of water and then use a glass Pyrex measuring cup inside the pot on top of the canning ring. Just be sure to place the Pyrex in the pot of water BEFORE you turn on the heat. You’ll need a small one cup sized Pyrex measuring cup for the water based ingredients. This only makes about 2 oz. of product but you can easily double the recipe for a larger batch. You’ll also need a kitchen or candy thermometer.

Begin by using a digital scale to weigh out the emulsifying wax, liquid shea butter, rosehip seed oil, evening primrose oil, cocoa butter, liquid soy lecithin and stearic acid. Place in a double boiler and add heat it begins melting. Once it melts bring the temperature of the oils, wax and butters to 158°F (70°C) and hold for 20 minutes.

While the oils, butters and waxes are melting weigh out the coconut butter into a second double boiler. Using a graduated plastic transfer pipette measure out the rosewater and stir into the coconut water. Bring the temperature of the waters to 158°F (70°C) and hold for 20 minutes.

Remove both the wax, butter and oil mixture and the waters from heat. Slowly pour the waters into the oils while mixing with a stick blender. Once all the water has been added mix with a stick blender for three minutes.

Allow the night cream mixture to cool to 113°F (45°C) then add the vitamin E, carrot seed essential oil and Optiphen Plus Preservative. Mix well for about two minutes with the stick blender then pour into the container(s) of your choice.

This anti aging night cream recipe helps to reduce the signs of aging naturally with ingredients like coconut water, evening primrose & rosehip seed oil.

You can also wait a day or two for your anti aging night cream to reach its final consistency, whip with a fork then spoon into your jar(s). As my house is rather cold at the moment I found the cream was much creamier and smoother if I whipped it two days after I made it before filling my containers.

To use simply apply a small amount to your face and neck before bed paying extra attention to your eye area or other areas of concern. You can also apply this anti aging night cream during the day as you would an eye cream before applying makeup. It also works really well on dry hands and feet.

This anti aging night cream recipe helps to reduce the signs of aging naturally with ingredients like coconut water, cocoa butter, evening primrose and rosehip seed oil.

For more natural beauty DIY’s and skin care recipes as well as homemade soap recipes be sure to follow my boards on Pinterest. You can also follow me on Blog Lovin’, Tumblr, Facebook, Twitter, G+ and Instagram for regular updates and behind the scene sneak peeks.


Blog posts may contain affiliate links for which I receive a small commission when you make a purchase. Full disclosure can be found here.