Homemade Apple & Pumpkin Spice Lotion Recipe

Homemade Apple and Pumpkin Spice Lotion Recipe

This luxurious homemade apple & pumpkin spice lotion recipe is perfect for the season! It contains rosehip seed oil prized for it’s healing, moisturizing and anti-inflammatory properties as well as skin nourishing coconut oil, shea and cocoa butters. You’ll also love the light warming sensation you get from the addition of cinnamon, clove and ginger essential oils in this homemade pumpkin spice lotion. Not only will you smell like yummy pumpkin pie spice with a touch of apple, but you’re skin will thank you too!

Homemade Apple and Pumpkin Spice Lotion Recipe

Homemade Apple & Pumpkin Spice Lotion Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

.25 oz. cocoa butter, refined
.25 oz. beeswax
.25 oz. stearic acid
1.9 oz. 76° melt point coconut oil, refined
.75 oz. grape seed oil
.75 oz. rosehip seed oil
.35 oz. shea butter, refined
.05 oz. Phenonip
10 drops vitamin E
.15 oz. Nature’s Garden Crisp & Candied fragrance oil
25 drops cinnamon essential oil
5 drops clove essential oil
10 drops ginger essential oil
.25 oz. Cyclomethicone
.8 oz. aloe vera gel
.5 oz. distilled water
.1 oz. pure Madagascar bourbon vanilla extract

Instructions:

For this homemade pumpkin spice lotion recipe I used the Crisp & Candied fragrance oil from Nature’s Garden. I wasn’t overly fond of this scent in the beginning as it was overly sweet for me, but the addition of the cinnamon, clove and ginger essential oils gave it more of a spicy punch and I was really pleased with the resulting scent. As the focus of this homemade lotion recipe is on not only on its skin nourishing properties but also on the fragrance I highly recommend using refined ingredients so you get a true scent that’s not overpowered or masked by the natural scent of unrefined ingredients.

Should you wish to make this apple and pumpkin spice lotion recipe palm free, you may substitute the stearic acid (most commonly derived from palm sources) with beeswax bringing the total amount of beeswax used to .5 oz. and omit the stearic acid all together.

To create this apple and pumpkin spice lotion you’ll need to begin by weighing out the cocoa butter, beeswax, shea butter, stearic acid and coconut oil with a digital scale. Combine in a double boiler and heat until melted through then weigh out and add the rosehip seed and grape seed oils. Mix to combine then remove from heat.

Check the temperature of the melted ingredients and when they reach between 140°-155°F weigh out and add the Phenonip which you’ll need to prevent the growth of mold, bacteria and fungus. This is a necessary preservative as this lotion recipe contains water. (You can substitute the Phenonip with Optiphen, which is paraben free, but you’ll need to add it at around 120°F.) Mix into the lotion base.

Now weigh out and add the fragrance oil, essential oils and vitamin E and stir to combine.

Once the oils start to thicken to and turn a creamy color weigh out and add the Cyclomethicone, distilled water, aloe vera gel and vanilla extract. Whisk until thoroughly combined then pour into your container or containers of choice. Yields approximately 6 oz.

For more seasonal inspired homemade bath and body recipes be sure to check out and follow my DIY Bath & Body board on Pinterest. In addition you can also discover more of my recipes for homemade soaps, scrubs and more at Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen.

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Green Tea & Agave Homemade Cold Process Soap Recipe

Green Tea and Agave Palm Free Cold Process Soap Recipe

This homemade cold process soap recipe is formulated with skin conditioning oils like safflower and evening primrose oils and boasts the anti-oxidant power of natural green tea. A touch of agave is added for its humectant properties. I also used up the rest of my comfrey, calendula and plantain infused olive oil that I made a while back for my homemade black drawing salve recipe in this soap. However, you can use regular pomace olive oil if you like.

Finally, I chose to scent my Green Tea & Agave Homemade Cold Process Soap Recipe with a Be Delicious Blossom fragrance oil I’d been wanting to try this one in soap for a while. I was really happy with the results. This particular fragrance is a sophisticated blend of ruby cassis, ripe pineapple, sweet rose blossoms and dewy fresh air. Naturally you can substitute the fragrance oil with any of your skin safe favorites or with half the amount of essential oil for a completely natural soap.

Green Tea & Agave Homemade Cold Process Soap Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

9 oz. olive oil infused with plantain leaves, calendula flowerscomfrey leaves
9 oz. 76° melt point coconut oil
3.6 oz. grape seed oil
3.6 oz. safflower oil
1.5 oz. castor oil
3.6 oz. macadamia nut oil
2 oz. cocoa butter
2 oz. sesame oil
1.7 oz. evening primrose oil
.25 oz. carnauba wax
2 oz. stearic acid

12 oz. distilled water
4.9 oz. lye/sodium hydroxide pellets

1 oz. green tea powder
1 oz. light agave syrup
2 Tablespoons white kaolin (cosmetic) clay
2 oz. fragrance oil of choice (or 1 oz. essential oil)

Directions:

To create this homemade cold process soap recipe you’ll need to follow my basic cold process soapmaking instructions.

Begin by measuring out the water into a large Pyrex measuring cup or heat proof pitcher. Next, using a digital scale weigh out the lye then slowly pour the lye into the water. Mix until all the lye has dissolved then set the lye-water aside in a well ventilated area to cool.

Now weigh out the soapmaking oils, cocoa butter, stearic acid and carnauba wax and combine in a large stainless steel pot. Heat over medium heat on the stove until all the ingredients have melted then set aside to cool.

Once the soapmaking oils and lye-water have reached around 90°-95°F you’re ready to make soap!

Slowly pour the lye-water into the soapmaking oils and mix with a stick blender until you reach a light trace. Stir in the clay, agave syrup, green tea powder and fragrance oil and combine thoroughly using your stick blender until soap has traced fully.

Pour the soap into your prepared mold and cover, but don’t insulate the soap. Twenty-four hours later you can unmold your soap loaf and cut it into bars. Allow the soap to cure 4-6 weeks before use for optimal results.

This homemade cold process soap recipe will fit into one of my easy DIY Wooden Loaf Soap Molds. The final loaf will yield anywhere from 10-12 bars of handmade soap depending on how thick you cut them. You can learn how to make a soap loaf cutter here for even bars.

Want to make this homemade cold process soap recipe palm free? If you are unable to source palm free stearic acid simply substitute the stearic acid with beeswax!

For more homemade cold process soap recipes go here. Or you can browse all of my homemade soap recipes by visiting Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen. Also be sure to follow my DIY Bath and Body Pinterest Board for more great homemade soap recipes and beauty DIY’s from both Soap Deli News and around the web.

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Natural Vanilla & Pumpkin Spice Salt Scrub Recipe

Homemade Natural Vanilla and Pumpkin Spice Salt Scrub Recipe

One of my favorite treats during fall is, of course, pumpkin pie. I have mine completely naked sans the whipped cream or cool whip, but I have been known to eat half of an entire pie in one sitting. This homemade natural vanilla and pumpkin spice salt scrub recipe is reminiscent of that most delectable dessert. Plus it’s all natural just like your food should be!

Homemade Natural Vanilla and Pumpkin Spice Salt Scrub Recipe

Natural Vanilla & Pumpkin Spice Salt Scrub Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

4 oz. fine dead sea salt
.65 oz. apricot kernel oil
.15 oz. agave syrup
.15 oz. natural bourbon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg powder
15 drops cinnamon essential oil
10 drops clove essential oil
15 drops ginger essential oil

Instructions:

Using a digital scale weigh out the sea salt into a glass bowl or Prex measuring cup. Weigh out and stir in the apricot kernel oil, agave syrup and vanilla extract.

Now measure out the nutmeg with a measuring spoon and add to the bowl.

Using a glass dropper or plastic transfer pipette add the essential oils.

Homemade Natural Vanilla and Pumpkin Spice Salt Scrub Recipe

Whisk with a fork then spoon into a four ounce container.

To use simply slather onto wet skin and massage in. Rinse, then pat dry.

For more of my homemade salt scrub recipes visit Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen. Prefer sugar? Try my Homemade Pumpkin Sugar Scrub Recipe. Also be sure follow my DIY Bath and Body Pinterest board for even more homemade scrub recipes, homemade soap recipes and beauty DIY’s.