DIY Anti-Puff Eye Roller for Tired, Puffy Eyes & Under Eye Bags

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Create this easy DIY anti-puff eye roller with just three simple ingredients to help calm and soothe your tired and puffy eyes and reduce under eye bags!

Create this easy DIY anti-puff eye roller with just three simple ingredients to help calm and soothe your tired and puffy eyes and reduce under eye bags!

So what causes under eye bags?

As you age you’re more likely to experience bags under your eyes. Because the tissue structures and muscles supporting your eyelids weakens, this skin may start to sag. As a result fat that is normally contained around your eye may drop into the area below your eyes. In addition, this area may also retain fluid causing your eyes to look puffy or swollen. Typical causes of this include fluid retention due to hormone levels, salty foods or changes in the weather, lack of sleep, allergies or dermatitis. Heredity can also play a factor.

Create this easy DIY anti-puff eye roller with just three simple ingredients to help calm and soothe your tired and puffy eyes and reduce under eye bags!

How to I resolve my puffy eyes?

It’s not always easy to know exactly what is causing your under eye puffiness, so starting by taking care of yourself is key. Curb your salt intake and manage those seasonal allergies with medication. You can also try using a neti pot, sleeping on your back, drink alcohol in moderation – and keep hydrated when you do drink! – use sunscreen, remove eye makeup before bed to prevent possible irritation, and don’t smoke. Cooling down your eye area also helps to relieve eye puffiness, and so this is where my DIY anti-puff eye roller comes in!

Made with aloe vera juice and caffeine extract, this DIY anti-puff eye roller also contains peppermint essential oil to for an instant cooling sensation. While this product won’t perform miracles in which your puffy eyes vanish forever, depending on the cause, it’s possible it can noticeably reduce your under eye bags when preventable causes are removed from the equation.

Create this easy DIY anti-puff eye roller with just three simple ingredients to help calm and soothe your tired and puffy eyes and reduce under eye bags!

DIY Anti-Puff Eye Roller

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

6 mL aloe vera juice
3 mL water soluble caffeine extract
1 drop peppermint essential oil

Instructions:

Using two graduated plastic transfer pipettes – one for each ingredient – or reusable glass graduated transfer pipettes, measure out the aloe vera juice and water soluble caffeine extract. Combine in a 10 mL roller bottle. Add one drop of the peppermint essential oil using a dropper or a fresh pipette. (You don’t want to use any more than one drop of peppermint essential oil as it’s pretty potent and you’re working with a delicate area of the skin!) Now pop on the roller bottle top and screw on the lid. Shake well to combine. That’s it!

Create this easy DIY anti-puff eye roller with just three simple ingredients to help calm and soothe your tired and puffy eyes and reduce under eye bags!

To use simply apply the anti-puff eye roller under each of your eyes as needed.

Keep your DIY anti-puff eye roller in the refrigerator between uses. The cold not only helps to cool and calm puffy faster, but it also keeps the aloe vera juice from going bad. You can store the aloe vera juice, once opened, in the refrigerator for up to two months.

Want printable labels for your DIY anti-puff eye roller? Click here to download a sheet of printable PDF labels. Then print the labels on a clear full sheet label sheet suited for your printer type (inkjet or laser.) (I got my labels in bulk from WorldLabel.) Now simply cut out the number of labels you need – these would be great as DIY bridesmaid gifts! – and adhere to your roller bottles.

Create this easy DIY anti-puff eye roller with just three simple ingredients to help calm and soothe your tired and puffy eyes and reduce under eye bags!

Also a huge thank you to my dear friend, Bambi, who not only help me to create this project – along with several others this past week! – but also so eloquently modeled my DIY anti-puff eye roller for me! (In exchange she got to keep some of what we made AND we got to share a bottle of wine together!) In addition to helping me to keep my creative drive up and going to hear all of the best bands in Roanoke with me, Bambi also makes and sells her own beaded jewelry in her Etsy shop, Happy Tree Frog Studios.

This healing neem butter recipe is wonderful for helping to heal minor wounds and abrasions as well as to help minimize scarring.

Bambi is also a recent breast cancer survivor. Having beaten the cancer through surgery and radiation treatments, she is now on a daily course of Tamoxifen for the next five years. And I’m thrilled to still have her around for the rest of forever. She’s also the super awesome friend that I created my natural burn relief spray and healing neem butter recipes for. (And lucky her, because she said they both worked fabulously for their intended uses!) So, here’s my gentle SHOUT reminder to please, please, please get your yearly mammograms by age 40 or even sooner! – age 35 – if you have a history of breast cancer in your family. They caught Bambi’s cancer very early on when she went in for her first mammogram at 40 with zero suspicions by her GYN that anything was wrong when she called and scheduled the mammogram for her during her yearly visit.

Body Merry Vitamin C Eye Gel Cream for Dark Circles and Puffiness // Best Anti-Aging Moisturizer with Natural Hyaluronic Acid and Matrixyl and Organic Aloe to Fight Wrinkles and Lines // PLUS learn how to make your own easy 3-ingredient DIY anti-puff eye roller!

If you like my DIY anti-puff eye roller, then be sure to follow my DIY Bath and Body board on Pinterest for more beauty DIY’s and skin care recipes. You may also want to check out some eye care products I’m currently in love with like 100% Pure’s Organic Coffee Bean Caffeine Eye Cream and Body Merry’s Vitamin C Eye Gel Cream for Dark Circles & Puffiness. (I also love Body Merry’s Retinol Serum 2.5% – Anti Aging & Anti Wrinkle Face Serum which I’m currently using daily as part of my regular skin care routine. It not only helps to fight aging, but it’s also noticeably helped with my redness and occasional rosacea. And it contains green tea!)

100% Natural Cooling Cucumber + Ginseng Under Eye Cream (With Cucumber Seed Oil) PLUS learn how to make your own easy 3-ingredient DIY anti-puff eye roller!

If you’re looking for strictly handmade products you may like Wild Appalachian’s Extreme Caffeine Eye Cream, Delizioso Skincare’s 100% Natural Cooling Cucumber + Ginseng Under Eye Cream, Bumble and Co’s Herbal Antioxidant Eye Cream and Khakis Bomb Balm’s Wake Up Anti-Puff Eye Gel.

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Caffeinated Soap Recipe with a Coffee Scrub Center

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This caffeinated soap recipe has a fun coffee scrub center, giving you a fun two-in-one soap and scrub! Not only is this caffeinated soap easy to make, it's also a fantastic homemade gift idea!

This easy caffeinated soap recipe has a coffee scrub center, giving you a fun two-in-one soap and scrub!

This easy caffeinated soap recipe has a fun coffee scrub center, giving you a fun two-in-one soap and scrub! Inspired by my orange and coconut scented coffee scrub recipe, this homemade caffeinated soap recipes combines gritty coffee scrub ingredients - pink Himalayan salt, brown sugar, and ground coffee - with real caffeine extract for that extra pick me up! Make them with your favorite detergent free soap base for homemade soaps that are not only fun to use, but are also fantastic to gift!

Inspired by my orange & coconut scented coffee scrub recipe, this homemade caffeinated soap recipes combines gritty coffee scrub ingredients – pink Himalayan salt, brown sugar, and ground coffee – with real caffeine extract for that extra pick me up! Make them with your favorite detergent free soap base for homemade soaps that are not only fun to use, but are also fantastic to gift!

This easy caffeinated soap recipe has a fun coffee scrub center, giving you a fun two-in-one soap and scrub! Inspired by my orange and coconut scented coffee scrub recipe, this homemade caffeinated soap recipes combines gritty coffee scrub ingredients - pink Himalayan salt, brown sugar, and ground coffee - with real caffeine extract for that extra pick me up! Make them with your favorite detergent free soap base for homemade soaps that are not only fun to use, but are also fantastic to gift!

Caffeinated Soap Recipe (with a coffee scrub center)

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

4.2 oz. clear detergent free melt and pour soap base (or similar)
19 oz. white low sweat detergent free melt and pour soap base (or similar)
1.1 oz. water soluble caffeine extract
1 oz. coconut orange cardamom fragrance oil
.1 oz. blood orange essential oil
1 tsp. brown sugar
1 tsp. ground coffee
1 tsp. pink Himalayan salt, fine ground

Tools & Materials:

Wilton 24-Cavity Silicone Brownie Squares Baking Mold
6-cavity Ozera Silicone Soap Mold
large glass Pyrex measuring cup(s)
isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol in a spray bottle
measuring spoon
cutting board
digital scale
stirring utensils
Chef’s knife

Instructions:

You will make the square/diamond coffee scrub soap embeds for this caffeinated soap recipe first.

Begin by weighing out 4.2 oz. of the clear melt and pour soap base. Cut it into chunks using a Chef’s knife and combine in a glass Pyrex measuring cup. Heat for 30 seconds then stir. If the soap is not melted, heat again in 30 second increments, stirring in between heatings, until the soap has melted completely.

Allow the melted soap to cool slightly then weigh out .1 oz. of the blood orange essential oil and .1 oz. of the caffeine extract. Stir them into the melted soap base.

Using a measuring spoon, measure out one teaspoon each of the brown sugar, ground coffee, and the pink Himalayan salt. Stir these into the melted soap base.

Now place the mini brownie squares mold onto a cutting board.

Carefully pour the melted soap evenly into the six cavities of the mold. If needed you can spritz the tops of the soap with isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol to remove any air bubbles.

Using the cutting board, carefully transfer the soap mold to the refrigerator and allow the coffee scrub soap embeds to set up fully.

Once the coffee scrub soap embeds have cooled and hardened completely, you are ready for the next step.

Now that the coffee scrub soap embeds have solidified, carefully remove them from the mold cavities.

Place the Ozera silicone soap mold on top of the cutting board. Then place one coffee scrub soap embed into the center of each of the six mold cavities.

Now weigh out 19 oz. of the white melt and pour soap base. Use a Chef’s knife to cut the soap into chunks and combine in a large glass Pyrex measuring cup.

Heat the white melt and pour soap base in the microwave in 30 second increments, stirring in between heatings, until the soap has melted completely.

Now weigh out 1 oz. of the caffeine extract and 1 oz. of the coconut cardamom fragrance oil. Stir into the melted soap.

Side Note: The coconut orange cardamom fragrance oil I used for my caffeinated soap recipe does contain a small percentage of vanilla. If you want to avoid having your soaps discolor slightly – vanilla turns soap brown over time – you can use an mp vanilla stabilizer. Optionally, you can also choose another fragrance oil entirely that does not contain vanilla. Just be sure that the fragrance oil you choose will compliment the blood orange essential oil.

Allow the white melt and pour soap base to cool slightly. You don’t want to pour the soap too hot or some of the ingredients from your coffee scrub soap embeds could potentially “bleed” into the surrounding white melt and pour soap base.

Spritz the tops of the coffee scrub soap embeds in your mold cavities with isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol, then slowly and carefully pour the melted white melt and pour soap base over the coffee scrub soap embeds and into the mold cavities.

Fill all six of the Ozera silicone soap mold cavities with the white melt and pour soap base.

Now spritz the tops of the soap you just poured with  isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol if needed to remove any air bubbles. Then slowly transfer the soap mold, using the cutting board for transport, to the refrigerator to cool. Optionally you can simply allow your soaps to cool on the counter or table where you poured them.

This easy caffeinated soap recipe has a fun coffee scrub center, giving you a fun two-in-one soap and scrub! Inspired by my orange and coconut scented coffee scrub recipe, this homemade caffeinated soap recipes combines gritty coffee scrub ingredients - pink Himalayan salt, brown sugar, and ground coffee - with real caffeine extract for that extra pick me up! Make them with your favorite detergent free soap base for homemade soaps that are not only fun to use, but are also fantastic to gift!

Once your caffeinated soaps have cooled and hardened completely, remove them from the mold cavities and wrap tightly in foodservice film. You’ve now successfully made my caffeinated soap recipe and your very own homemade caffeinated soaps are now ready to use or gift!

If you liked my caffeinated soap recipe, then you may also like my other coffee related recipes. These include my orange coconut coffee scrub recipe, my cardamom & spice solid coffee sugar scrub recipe, my homemade coffee soap recipe, my coffee & bourbon vanilla homemade soap recipe, my natural coffee under eye cream recipe, and my homemade coffee flavored lip balm recipe.

For more of my homemade soap recipes, be sure to follow my Simply Soapmaking board on Pinterest. You can also find and follow me on G+TumblrFacebookTwitterBlog Lovin’, and Instagram. Or sign up to receive new posts to your email via FeedBurner so you never miss a post. I’m also on Patreon.


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Orange Coconut Coffee Scrub Recipe without Coconut Oil

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This homemade coffee scrub recipe without coconut oil is scented with a fresh blend of orange, coconut and cardamom and contains naturally emollient sweet almond oil, mineral rich pink Himalayan salt, anti-inflammatory blood orange essential oil, brown sugar, and ground coffee to exfoliate, smooth and brighten dull, aging or acne prone skin.

This homemade coffee scrub recipe without coconut oil is inspired by the Frank Body Original Coffee Scrub. Scented with a fresh blend of orange, coconut and cardamom, my coffee scrub recipe contains naturally emollient sweet almond oil, mineral rich pink Himalayan salt, anti-inflammatory blood orange essential oil, brown sugar, and ground coffee to exfoliate, smooth and brighten dull, aging or acne prone skin. (The Frank Body Original Coffee Scrub contains coffee, sweet almond oil, water, salt, brown sugar, orange oil, vitamin E and fragrance.)

Why without coconut oil?

As coconut oil has a fairly high comedogenic rating of 4 – meaning it can clog pores and cause acne when used – I chose to create a coffee scrub recipe without coconut oil. In lieu of coconut oil I used sweet almond oil. Sweet almond oil has a comedogenic rating of 2, which is moderately low, and contains essential fatty acids as well as vitamins A and E. It is an effective emollient for moisturizing and is easily absorbed by the skin as well.

I also chose to use blood orange essential oil for several reasons. Not only is this essential oil have uplifting aromatherapeutic benefits, but it also has anti-inflammatory properties and is effective at treating acne and other dermatitis related issues. However, keep in mind that any citrus essential oil, including blood orange essential oil, can increase photosensitivity so you’ll need to take proper precautions against sun exposure. And, as with any essential oil, you should consult a physician before use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

This homemade coffee scrub recipe without coconut oil is inspired by the Frank Body Original Coffee Scrub. Scented with a fresh blend of orange, coconut and cardamom, my coffee scrub recipe contains naturally emollient sweet almond oil, mineral rich pink Himalayan salt, anti-inflammatory blood orange essential oil, brown sugar, and ground coffee to exfoliate, smooth and brighten dull, aging or acne prone skin. Plus there are free printable labels for gifting!

I have also included a few optional ingredients in my coffee body scrub recipe. The fragrance oil is, of course, optional. It does smell wonderful and summery blended with the blood orange essential oil. However, you can choose to omit it entirely or use an alternate fragrance oil that blends nicely with orange. I also added extra caffeine to my scrub for its purported anti-aging benefits (though research is mixed) along with its anti-inflammatory properties and naturally occurring antioxidants. In addition I also added a bit of steam distilled coffee oil to give my coffee scrub recipe more of an underlying coffee scent.

Following is my orange coconut coffee scrub recipe without coconut oil. In addition to this recipe, you’ll also find free printable labels for your own coffee scrubs after the recipe for easy gifting.

This homemade coffee scrub recipe without coconut oil is inspired by the Frank Body Original Coffee Scrub. Scented with a fresh blend of orange, coconut and cardamom, my coffee scrub recipe contains naturally emollient sweet almond oil, mineral rich pink Himalayan salt, anti-inflammatory blood orange essential oil, brown sugar, and ground coffee to exfoliate, smooth and brighten dull, aging or acne prone skin. Plus there are free printable labels for gifting!

Orange & Coconut Scented Coffee Scrub Recipe without Coconut Oil

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

4.5 oz. coffee beans, fine ground
2.25 oz. pink Himalayan salt, fine ground
2 oz. brown sugar
3 oz. sweet almond oil
.25 oz. blood orange essential oil
2 mL vitamin E oil

Optional Ingredients:

.3 oz. Coconut Orange Cardamom Fragrance Oil
.5 oz. water soluble caffeine extract
20 drops steam distilled coffee oil

Instructions:

This homemade coffee scrub recipe without coconut oil is inspired by the Frank Body Original Coffee Scrub. Scented with a fresh blend of orange, coconut and cardamom, my coffee scrub recipe contains naturally emollient sweet almond oil, mineral rich pink Himalayan salt, anti-inflammatory blood orange essential oil, brown sugar, and ground coffee to exfoliate, smooth and brighten dull, aging or acne prone skin.

Using a digital scale, weigh out the ground coffee, pink Himalayan salt and brown sugar. Combine in a glass bowl or large glass Pyrex measuring cup.

Mix the dry ingredients together with a fork to ensure even distribution.

Now weigh out the sweet almond oil, blood orange essential oil, fragrance oil and water soluble caffeine extract into a separate container. Measure out and add the vitamin E oil using a plastic transfer pipette. Finally, add the coffee oil using a dropper or plastic transfer pipette, then mix together all of the wet /liquid ingredients to combine.

This homemade coffee scrub recipe without coconut oil is inspired by the Frank Body Original Coffee Scrub. Scented with a fresh blend of orange, coconut and cardamom, my coffee scrub recipe contains naturally emollient sweet almond oil, mineral rich pink Himalayan salt, anti-inflammatory blood orange essential oil, brown sugar, and ground coffee to exfoliate, smooth and brighten dull, aging or acne prone skin.

Spoon the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and mix well, using a fork to whisk the ingredients until they are combined thoroughly.

This homemade coffee scrub recipe without coconut oil is inspired by the Frank Body Original Coffee Scrub. Scented with a fresh blend of orange, coconut and cardamom, my coffee scrub recipe contains naturally emollient sweet almond oil, mineral rich pink Himalayan salt, anti-inflammatory blood orange essential oil, brown sugar, and ground coffee to exfoliate, smooth and brighten dull, aging or acne prone skin.

Now spoon your orange coconut coffee scrub into two clear plastic 8 oz. low profile jars. (Each jar will hold approximately 6.25 oz. of coffee scrub by weight.) Alternately, you can also use two 8 oz. High Barrier Kraft Paper Stand up Zipper Pouch Bags. (These bags are comparable to the ones used for the Frank Body Original Coffee Scrubs.) You can also use traditional pantry jars, which are classic wide-mouth, clear glass jars with a rubber gasket seal and easy-to-use clamp down lid.

This homemade coffee scrub recipe without coconut oil is inspired by the Frank Body Original Coffee Scrub. Scented with a fresh blend of orange, coconut and cardamom, my coffee scrub recipe contains naturally emollient sweet almond oil, mineral rich pink Himalayan salt, anti-inflammatory blood orange essential oil, brown sugar, and ground coffee to exfoliate, smooth and brighten dull, aging or acne prone skin. Plus free printable labels for gifting.

Now download the free printable labels for your orange coconut coffee scrub here. Print the PDF file onto a full size white label sheet. (I got my labels from WorldLabel.) Cut out the labels, remove the backing and adhere to the front of your containers.

Don’t have time to make your own homemade coffee scrubs? Consider shopping for homemade coffee scrubs from a number of wonderful artisans at Etsy.

This natural homemade coffee soap recipe is made using real brewed coffee and the cold process soapmaking method and is easy enough for beginners. The caffeine in this homemade coffee soap recipe acts as a natural anti-inflammatory and is believed to help with skin redness and other skin aliments.

If you like my coffee scrub recipe without coconut oil, then you may also like my recipes for my cardamom & spice solid coffee sugar scrub recipe, my homemade coffee soap recipe, my coffee & bourbon vanilla homemade soap recipe, my natural coffee under eye cream recipe, and my homemade coffee flavored lip balm recipe. You can also find more of my salt scrub recipes here and my sugar scrub recipes here. Or, for more of my bath and body projects that also have free printable product labels, visit Soap Deli News blog here.

For more of my homemade bath and body recipes, be sure to follow my DIY Bath and Body board on Pinterest. You can also find and follow me on G+TumblrFacebookTwitterBlog Lovin’, and Instagram. Or sign up to receive new posts to your email via FeedBurner so you never miss a post. I’m also on Patreon.


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Tea Tree and Sea Mud Soap Recipe

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Tea Tree and Sea Mud Soap Recipe // Plus how to turn a soap fail into a soap success!

As a crafter and soapmaker, there are absolutely those days when an idea for a soap recipe you have in your head, does not execute the way you thought it would. This was one of those projects. However, with a little creativity, I was able to turn a #soapfail into a #soapsuccess! Keep reading to learn how I turned my #soapfail around and find out how to make your own melt and pour tea tree and sea mud soaps!

Silicone Ice Cube Mold from Target

I knew I wanted to make a melt and pour tea tree and sea mud soap recipe. And I also wanted to try out a silicone mold that I’d purchased at Target. The plan was to have “strips” of sea mud in the melt and pour soaps.

As a crafter and soapmaker, there are absolutely those days when an idea for a soap recipe you have in your head, does not execute the way you thought it would. This was one of those projects. However, with a little creativity, I was able to turn a #soapfail into a #soapsuccess! Learn how I turned my #soapfail around and find out how to make your own melt and pour tea tree and sea mud soaps!

Unfortunately, I did not account for the sea mud soap embeds separating into the melted glycerin soap I poured around them in the mold. So essentially, I ended up with soap that, as it was cooling, looked like poop separating in a toilet bowl.

As a crafter and soapmaker, there are absolutely those days when an idea for a soap recipe you have in your head, does not execute the way you thought it would. This was one of those projects. However, with a little creativity, I was able to turn a #soapfail into a #soapsuccess! Learn how I turned my #soapfail around and find out how to make your own melt and pour tea tree and sea mud soaps!

As a crafter and soapmaker, there are absolutely those days when an idea for a soap recipe you have in your head, does not execute the way you thought it would. This was one of those projects. However, with a little creativity, I was able to turn a #soapfail into a #soapsuccess! Learn how I turned my #soapfail around and find out how to make your own melt and pour tea tree and sea mud soaps!

Nor were the finished soaps very attractive either.

As a crafter and soapmaker, there are absolutely those days when an idea for a soap recipe you have in your head, does not execute the way you thought it would. This was one of those projects. However, with a little creativity, I was able to turn a #soapfail into a #soapsuccess! Learn how I turned my #soapfail around and find out how to make your own melt and pour tea tree and sea mud soaps!

As I was using melt and pour soap, I simply cut the soaps into chunks and reheated them in the microwave.

As a crafter and soapmaker, there are absolutely those days when an idea for a soap recipe you have in your head, does not execute the way you thought it would. This was one of those projects. However, with a little creativity, I was able to turn a #soapfail into a #soapsuccess! Learn how I turned my #soapfail around and find out how to make your own melt and pour tea tree and sea mud soaps!

Then I poured the melted soap into my molds again. This time, however, I did not fill the mold cavities up completely. Once there was a “skin” on the surface of the soap I was ready to add my fix.

As a crafter and soapmaker, there are absolutely those days when an idea for a soap recipe you have in your head, does not execute the way you thought it would. This was one of those projects. However, with a little creativity, I was able to turn a #soapfail into a #soapsuccess! Learn how I turned my #soapfail around and find out how to make your own melt and pour tea tree and sea mud soaps!

I then melted a white melt and pour soap base and added a forest green liquid soap colorant to it. I poured some of this new soap on top of the soap mixed with sea mud in the molds. I used a utensil to “lift” some of the sea mud soap from the bottom of the mold and mixed it into the top. I then place the soap in the fridge to cool further.

Next, I added turquoise mica to the rest of the melted soap base I previously added the forest green liquid soap colorant to and mixed it in. I allowed it to cool just to the point before it hardened, but I was still able to pour it.

I then poured the turquoise colored soap on top of the soap in the fridge and again used a utensil to pull more of the sea mud soap to the top so it all swirled together. Then I waited.

As a crafter and soapmaker, there are absolutely those days when an idea for a soap recipe you have in your head, does not execute the way you thought it would. This was one of those projects. However, with a little creativity, I was able to turn a #soapfail into a #soapsuccess! Learn how I turned my #soapfail around and find out how to make your own melt and pour tea tree and sea mud soaps!

As a crafter and soapmaker, there are absolutely those days when an idea for a soap recipe you have in your head, does not execute the way you thought it would. This was one of those projects. However, with a little creativity, I was able to turn a #soapfail into a #soapsuccess! Learn how I turned my #soapfail around and find out how to make your own melt and pour tea tree and sea mud soaps!

Once my soaps had hardened completely, I removed them from the refrigerator.

As a crafter and soapmaker, there are absolutely those days when an idea for a soap recipe you have in your head, does not execute the way you thought it would. This was one of those projects. However, with a little creativity, I was able to turn a #soapfail into a #soapsuccess! Learn how I turned my #soapfail around and find out how to make your own melt and pour tea tree and sea mud soaps!

I then removed the individual soaps from my silicone mold cavities and used a knife to trim off the excess around the top from my pours.

As a crafter and soapmaker, there are absolutely those days when an idea for a soap recipe you have in your head, does not execute the way you thought it would. This was one of those projects. However, with a little creativity, I was able to turn a #soapfail into a #soapsuccess! Learn how I turned my #soapfail around and find out how to make your own melt and pour tea tree and sea mud soaps!

Tea Tree and Sea Mud Soap Recipe // Learn how to make this easy melt and pour soap recipe plus learn how I turned a soapmaking fail into a soapmaking success!

I then used a potato peeler to bevel the edges of the soaps.

Tea Tree and Sea Mud Soap Recipe // Plus how to turn a soap fail into a soap success!

Tea Tree and Sea Mud Soap Recipe // Plus how to turn a soap fail into a soap success!

Then all that was left to do was to wrap my completed tea tree and sea mud soaps in foodservice film!

As a crafter and soapmaker, there are absolutely those days when an idea for a soap recipe you have in your head, does not execute the way you thought it would. This was one of those projects. However, with a little creativity, I was able to turn a #soapfail into a #soapsuccess! Learn how I turned my #soapfail around and find out how to make your own melt and pour tea tree and sea mud soaps!

And my #soapfail was now a #soapsuccess!

To make your own tea tree and sea mud soap, simply follow my revised tea tree and sea mud soap recipe below.

As a crafter and soapmaker, there are absolutely those days when an idea for a soap recipe you have in your head, does not execute the way you thought it would. This was one of those projects. However, with a little creativity, I was able to turn a #soapfail into a #soapsuccess! Learn how I turned my #soapfail around and find out how to make your own melt and pour tea tree and sea mud soaps!

Tea Tree & Sea Mud Soap Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

22 oz. aloe vera & olive oil glycerin melt and pour soap base
4.2 oz. basic white melt and pour soap base
3.75 oz. dry sea clay
1.2 oz. tea tree oil
.1 oz. lavender essential oil
forest green liquid soap colorant
turquoise mica

Instructions:

Using a digital scale, weigh out 22 oz. of the aloe vera and olive oil melt and pour soap base. Cut into chunks, then heat in the microwave in 30 second increments. Stir in between heatings until the soap has melted fully.

Now weigh out the sea mud and stir into the melted soap base. Do the same with the essential oils.

Place your Ozera 6-Cavity Silicone Soap Mold onto a cutting board.

Now pour the melted soap evenly into each of the cavities leaving space on top to add the colored soap.

Once a “skin” forms on the top of the soap you are ready for your next soap.

Now weigh out 4.2 oz. of the basic white soap base. Cut it into chunks and heat in the microwave, in 30 second increments, until melted.

Add the forest green soap soap colorant to the melted soap, a drop at a time, until you reach the desired color.

Now pour part of the green tinted soap base on top of the soap mixed with sea mud in the molds. Use a fork or chopstick to “lift” some of the sea mud soap from the bottom of the mold and mix it into the top.

Using the cutting board for support, transfer the soap into your refrigerator to cool further.

Now add turquoise mica to the green tinted soap to suit and mix well. Once it starts to set up, but is still pourable, pour the turquoise colored soap on top of the soap in the fridge. Use a fork or chopstick to pull more of the sea mud soap from the bottom of the mold cavities to the top and swirl it slightly until you’ve achieved your desired effect.

Once your tea tree and sea mud soaps have solidified, remove them from the mold cavities, trim the edges, then wrap tightly in foodservice film until use.

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Fun DIY Soap Tutorials for DIY Lemon Soap and DIY Emoji Soap

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Fun DIY Soap Tutorials! Learn how to make your own DIY Lemon Slice Soaps and DIY Emoji Soaps with these fun DIY video soap tutorials from makoccino!

Beat the heat & get crafty inside this weekend with these Fun DIY soap tutorials!

Learn how to make your own DIY Lemon Slice Soaps and DIY Emoji Soaps with these fun DIY soap tutorials from makoccino!

DIY Lemon Soap

This fun DIY soap tutorial from makoccino will show you how to make your own DIY Lemon Slice Soaps. You can also use the same soapmaking tutorial to create other DIY Citrus Slice Soaps like oranges and limes!

For this project you’ll need both clear and white melt and pour soap bases, round molds in different sizes or a cookie cutter, yellow soap colorant and lemon essential oil. (I recommend using 12 drops of essential oil for every ounce of soap. For larger batches of soap, use .05%.)

DIY Emoji Soap

This next soapmaking video tutorial from makoccino shows you how to make your own DIY Emoji Soaps!  Made using water soluble paper, simply download the graphic images (provided in the description of this soapmaking tutorial here) and print them onto the water soluble paper using your inkjet printer.

Don’t want to make emoji soaps? You can use any image of you like for these fun DIY soaps. These would be great as party favors for themed parties, especially birthday parties. Think Pokemon images for a kids’ Pokemon themed birthday party!

Looking for Pokemon inspired bath and body video tutorials? Be sure to visit this blog post to learn how to make your own DIY Pokemon Pokeball Bath Bombs and DIY Pokemon Pokeball Soaps for your Pokemon Go fans!

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