Chocolate Ginger Agave Lip Butter Recipe

Natural Chocolate Ginger Agave Lip Butter Recipe with Natural Tint

This homemade lip butter recipe is made with yummy agave syrup and is naturally scented with cocoa absolute and ginger essential oil. Natural alkanet root powder gives lips a beautiful, subtle tint. You will love how kissably soft this lip butter recipe makes your lips feel as well as the lip gloss like shine! Plus it’s so easy to make!

Chocolate Ginger Agave Lip Butter Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen


1 oz. cocoa butter
.5 oz. refined shea butter
.1 oz. walnut oil
.1 oz. light agave syrup
.2 oz. white cosmetic beeswax
8 drops cocoa absolute
10 drops ginger essential oil
1/2 teaspoon alkanet root powder


To make this lip butter recipe you will begin by using a digital scale weigh out the cocoa butter, shea butter and beeswax. Heat in a double boiler or at reduced power in the microwave until melted.

Now weigh out the walnut oil and agave syrup and stir into the melted wax and butters. Mix well.

Using a glass dropper or plastic transfer pipette add the cocoa absolute and ginger essential oil.

Use a teaspoon measuring spoon to measure out the alkanet root powder. Whip into the lip butter until it is thoroughly combined then spoon into four 1/3 oz. (10 gram) lip balm pots.

Be sure to try my other bath and beauty recipes that contain agave syrup: Agave & Dead Sea Mud Detoxifying Face Mask Recipe, Mango Coconut Buttercream Body Frosting Recipe, Argan & Agave Shine Spray and Leave In Conditioner Recipe, and Pink Grapefruit & Poppyseed Sugar Scrub Recipe with Agave. Or follow my boards on Pinterest for even more great beauty DIY’s, homemade soap recipes and projects.

DIY Sprayable Lotion Recipe with Shea Butter & Safflower

Sprayable Shea Butter Lotion Recipe

This sprayable lotion recipe is really easy to make, it’s not greasy feeling and it leaves your skin feeling super soft after applying. You will however need to use a refined shea butter rather than raw shea butter to ensure this stays smooth and sprayable, but you can easily customize it with the fragrance of your choice. I scented mine with one of my own favorites, Red Velvet Cake.

DIY Sprayable Shea Butter Lotion Recipe

Shea Butter & Safflower Sprayable Lotion Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen


2 oz. safflower oil
.5 oz. refined & deodorized shea butter
.1 oz. stearic acid
1 oz. Cyclomethicone
.25 oz. Dimethhicone
.25 oz. rosehip seed oil
.25 oz. walnut oil
.5 oz. refined hemp seed oil
.15 oz. fragrance oil, optional


Begin by using a digital scale to weigh out the shea butter and stearic acid in a medium glass Pyrex measuring cup. Heat in at 60% power in the microwave just until it’s almost fully melted. Carefully removed from the microwave – use a towel as the glass does get hot! – and stir with a fork until the stearic acid has melted completed.

Weigh out the remaining ingredients and combine with the melted shea butter and stearic acid. Stir well.

Using a small funnel pour the liquid lotion evenly into two 4 oz. glass bottles or three 2 oz. glass bottles with a fingertip misters. Shake well.

To use simply spray on as desired and massage into skin. Shake well before each use.

If you like this sprayable lotion recipe then be sure to check out my collection of other DIY lotion, bath and beauty recipes at Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen. And be sure to follow on me on Pinterest for other great bath and body recipes.

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Men’s Homemade Tobacco Caramel & Whiskey Soap Recipe

DIY Men's Homemade Tobacco Caramel and Whiskey Soap Recipe made using real whiskey!

I’ve had a homemade whiskey soap recipe on my to do list for quite some time but it took me a while to decided how to execute it. In the end I settled on using real whiskey in a hand milled soap recipe rather than attempting mixing lye with a high percentage of alcohol for safety reasons. Combined with a tobacco caramel fragrance oil, this men’s whiskey soap recipe creates a very masculine scented homemade soap. The scent reminds me of a grandfather’s aftershave and definitely of bygone days. It’s also perfectly suited for any gentleman with dry or maturing skin.

This hand milled whiskey soap recipe is quite simple to create and is ready almost immediately making it a wonderful homemade gift idea for Christmas and Father’s Day. (Yes, I’m always thinking ahead.) In fact I’ll be gifting some of these to my own dad. Here’s the recipe.

DIY Whiskey and Tobacco Caramel Hand Milled Soap Recipe for Men

Hand Milled Caramel Tobacco & Whiskey Soap Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen


24 oz. unscented cold process soap, grated
1 oz. shea butter
1 oz. cocoa butter
1 oz. walnut oil
2.25 oz. whiskey
.85 oz. Tobacco Caramel fragrance oil
.25 oz. pumpkin seed oil
1 Tablespoon marshmallow root powder
1 Tablespoon bronze mica powder, or less if starting with white soap (optional)


I used my own unscented goat milk soap for the cold process soap that is called for in this recipe. If you’d like to use the same soap as I did you can find that homemade goat milk soap recipe here. I also used the same basic round silicone soap mold that I’ve used for many of my other recipes. However you can use your own existing molds. The final recipe yields approximately six 5 oz. bars.

Begin by using a digital scale to weigh out the grated soap, shea butter, cocoa butter and whiskey. Combine in a large pot over low heat on the stove. Mix occasionally until all ingredients are melted together then allow to “simmer” a bit longer to burn off all of the alcohol from the whiskey.

Now weigh out the walnut and pumpkin seed oils and stir into the mixture.

Next, use measuring spoons to measure out the marshmallow root powder and bronze mica. Stir into the soap until completely incorporated.

Finally, weigh out the fragrance and stir into the melted soap. Remove from heat and quickly spoon the soap into all of the mold cavities and set aside to cool.

Once the soaps have hardened gently remove them from the mold and allow to air dry for a few days so they may harden a bit further, then wrap – I wrapped mine in plastic food service film – and label as desired.

Printable Mountain Range Soap Label

If you like this homemade men’s soap recipe, be sure to try my other homemade soap recipes designed just for men: Seriously Sexy Hand Milled Soap Recipe, Hand Milled Coffee & Bourbon Vanilla Soap RecipeGame on Soap Recipe for Men, Men’s Ferocious & Fantastic Soap Recipe with Printable Labels, Natural Mountain Man Detox Soap Recipe with Printable Labels, Deodorizing Cedarwood & Baking Soda Soap Recipe, Eucalyptus & Tea Tree Soap Recipe and Patchouli Granola Crunch Soap Recipe.

For even more homemade soap recipes and other diy skin care products for men that you can make yourself, be sure to follow my DIY Bath & Body and Father’s Day Gift Ideas Pinterest boards. To keep up with all of my new posts and recipes you can follow Soap Deli News via Blog Lovin’, Tumblr, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.