Natural Burn Relief Spray Recipe

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This natural burn relief spray recipe was created for a friend with breast cancer to help soothe the pain caused by radiation treatment and promote healing. However, you'll find this burn relief spray also works great on run of the mill sunburns.

This natural burn relief spray recipe was created for my dear friend, Bambi Godkin, who is currently fighting breast cancer, to help soothe the pain caused by radiation treatment and promote healing. However, you’ll find this burn relief spray also works great on just straight forward, run of the mill sunburns.

Like my healing neem butter recipe, which I also created for Bambi, my natural burn relief spray recipe also includes both arnica infused oil and neem oil. Arnica, like neem oil, not only has analgesic properties, but it also helps with inflammation. Arnica infused oil is commonly used in products to help relieve pain caused by sprains, bruises and other injuries. However, keep in mind it should not be used in open wounds.

This natural burn relief spray recipe was created for a friend with breast cancer to help soothe the pain caused by radiation treatment and promote healing. However, you'll find this burn relief spray also works great on run of the mill sunburns.

Natural Burn Relief Spray Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

2.75 oz. arnica infused fractionated coconut oil
.8 oz. shea nut oil
.1 oz. 100% neem oil
.1 oz. vitamin E oil
23 drops lavender essential oil
8 drops tea tree oil
8 drops peppermint essential oil
6 drops patchouli essential oil

Instructions:

To make this natural burn relief spray, you’ll begin by making your Arnica infused oil. I infused mine in fractionated coconut oil to keep this natural burn relief spray recipe from feeling greasy. Simply fill the bottom half of a mason jar with Arnica flowers then cover with fractionated coconut oil. Seal and store in a cool, dark location, turning occasionally for several weeks. Or you can speed up the process by gently heating the fractionated coconut oil and Arnica flowers in a double boiler for an extended time on the stove over low to medium-low heat. Then strain with cheesecloth before use. (See how it’s done in this post on how to make a homemade chamomile balm.) Alternately, you can also purchase Arnica Herbal Oil which is made with Arnica infused olive oil and a touch of vitamin E.

Using a digital scale weigh out the arnica infused oil, shea nut oil, neem oil and vitamin E into a large glass Pyrex measuring cup. Stir to combine.

Next, use a graduated transfer pipette to add the essential oils. Mix again to ensure all ingredients are thoroughly incorporated, then use a funnel to pour into a 4 oz. glass bottle.

Screw on a fingertip mister, then label as desired for personal use or gifting.

To use, simply spray onto affected area and gently massage into skin.

Last year my good friend, Bambi, was diagnosed with breast cancer. She had surgery just after Christmas and will be undergoing radiation in the next few weeks. I have set up a GoFundMe page here to help with her expenses. I hope you will take the time to read about her story and show your support. And please, don't forget to get your yearly mammogram!

If you’d like to learn more about my friend Bambi – who is also an artisan and educator – you can find more information on her condition as well as treatment updates on her GoFundMe page here. You also have the option to donate to her medical fund or to share her story.

All money raised for Bambi will go directly towards her paying for her medical bills and medication as well as to pay for basic living expenses including her mortgage, utilities and food during the times she misses work without compensation. Medical bills alone are expected to exceed $12K after insurance.

In addition to the online fundraiser via GoFundMe, Martin’s Downtown in downtown Roanoke, VA has graciously agreed to allow us to host a benefit show for Bambi on March 6, 2016 from 4pm-10pm. (Learn more about the venue here.) Several wonderful bands are donating their time. They include My Radio, The Floorboards, Tobacco ApacheEmpty Bottles and solo singer/songwriter Joy Truskowski. (Learn more about the bands here.)

The benefit show will also include a silent auction with a chance to bid a fantastic collection of goods and services donated by local business owners. Current silent auction items include a room rental at Beliveau Estate Winery in Blacksburg (which normally rents for $250), a $75 gift certificate toNina’s Lil Bakery, a $40 gift certificate to River and Rail restaurant, a one hour pedicure from Les Cheveux Salon & Day Spa, a gift certificate to Shishka Mediterranean Grill & Hookah Bar, two 1-hour massages from Willow Branch Massage Therapy on Grandin Rd. in Roanoke, a pedicure from Polished by Claire V, a sightseeing cruise from Virginia Dare in Smith Mountain Lake, a designer haircut from Oliver’s Twist in Old Southwest Roanoke, four guitar lessons from Fret Mill Music in downtown Roanoke, a $50 gift certificate to Lucky Restaurant in downtown Roanoke and a $50 gift certificate to Fortunato Restaurant in downtown Roanoke. There will also be a suggested $10 donation at the door with all proceeds going directly to Bambi for medical needs. (Please contact me via the event website if your business would like to donate an item or service.)

You can find the event page for the benefit show on Facebook here. Updates to auction items being offered and additional information will continue to be added closer to the event date and can by found at the event website here along with additional venue and band information.

Regardless of whether you are able to make a monetary donation or will be able to attend the benefit show, I’d be extremely grateful if you could share this post, Bambi’s GoFundMe page and the Facebook event with others.

This natural burn relief spray recipe was created for a friend with breast cancer to help soothe the pain caused by radiation treatment and promote healing. However, you'll find this burn relief spray also works great on run of the mill sunburns.

If you liked my natural burn relief spray recipe, you can find more of my homemade bath and body recipes by following me on Pinterest. You can also find me on Blog Lovin’TumblrFacebook, TwitterG+ and Instagram.


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

DIY Valentine’s Day Soaps for Kids

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Learn how to craft these fun DIY Valentine's Day soaps for kids! Each easy to craft Valentine's Day soap has a Valentine themed eraser tucked inside that they use after the soap is gone.

Learn how to craft these fun DIY Valentine’s Day soaps for kids!  Each easy to craft Valentine’s Day soap has a Valentine themed eraser tucked inside that they use after the soap is gone. All you need is a package of dollar or discount store erasers, a clear melt and pour soap base, red colorant and an optional fragrance oil.

Learn how to craft these fun DIY Valentine's Day soaps for kids! Each easy to craft Valentine's Day soap has a Valentine themed eraser tucked inside that they use after the soap is gone.

DIY Valentine’s Day Soaps for Kids

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

21.5 oz. clear melt and pour soap base
.5 oz. fragrance oil of choice, optional
3 mL Crafters Choice™ Matte Americana Red Liquid Pigment, or similar

Tools & Supplies:

digital scale
Wilton 6-Cavity Silicone Heart Mold
spray bottle with isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol
package of dollar or discount store erasers
large glass Pyrex measuring cup
graduated transfer pipette
utensils for stirring
cutting board
Chef’s knife

Learn how to craft these fun DIY Valentine's Day soaps for kids! Each easy to craft Valentine's Day soap has a Valentine themed eraser tucked inside that they use after the soap is gone.

Instructions:

This DIY Valentine’s Day soaps for kids project yields six heart shaped soaps with erasers embedded inside.

Begin by using a digital scale to  weigh out 13.5 oz. of the clear melt and pour soap base. Using your Chef’s knife, cut into square chunks and place into a large glass Pyrex measuring cup. Heat in the microwave in 20-30 second increments until melted, stirring in between heatings. Keep a close eye on your soap and be careful not to let it boil.

Using a graduated transfer pipette, measure out 3 mL of your liquid soap pigment and stir into the melted soap base entirely it’s thoroughly incorporated.

Weigh out .3 oz. of the fragrance oil you’ve chosen to use and stir into the melted soap base.

Now place your silicone mold onto the cutting board for stability and pour the red colored soap base evenly into all six of the heart shaped mold cavities, about 2/3rds of the way full.

Spritz the top of the soap you just poured with alcohol to remove any air bubbles, then carefully use the cutting board to transfer the soap filled mold to the refrigerator. (Don’t put your soap in the freezer as it can make your soap base cloudy.)

 Once your soaps have hardened completely through, remove the mold from the refrigerator.

Now prepare your second layer of soap.

Weigh out the remaining 8 oz. of clear melt and pour soap base. Using your Chef’s knife, cut into square chunks and place into a large glass Pyrex measuring cup. Heat in the microwave in 20-30 second increments until melted, stirring in between heatings. Keep a close eye on your soap and be careful not to let it boil.

Now weigh out the remaining .2 oz. of fragrance oil and stir into the melted soap base.

Learn how to craft these fun DIY Valentine's Day soaps for kids! Each easy to craft Valentine's Day soap has a Valentine themed eraser tucked inside that they use after the soap is gone. All you need is a package of dollar or discount store erasers, a clear melt and pour soap base, red colorant and an optional fragrance oil.

Spritz the tops of the red soap hearts you previously poured with alcohol, then place one eraser into the center each of the mold cavities on top of the red soap.

Spritz with alcohol again, then pour the clear soap base you just melted carefully on top of the red soap and erasers.

Spritz the top of the soap you just poured with alcohol to remove any air bubbles. Then allow the soap to cool either in the fridge or at room temperature. (Don’t put your soap in the freezer as it can make your soap base cloudy.)

Learn how to craft these fun DIY Valentine's Day soaps for kids! Each easy to craft Valentine's Day soap has a Valentine themed eraser tucked inside that they use after the soap is gone. All you need is a package of dollar or discount store erasers, a clear melt and pour soap base, red colorant and an optional fragrance oil.

Once your DIY Valentine’s day soaps for kids have fully hardened carefully remove them from the mold cavities and wrap in food service film.

If you like this Valentine’s Day soapmaking project, then you may also like my other DIY Valentine’s day projects. They include the following recipes: You’re Scent-sational! Printable Valentines with custom scented mini perfumes, DIY Joan Jett Inspired Black Heart Valentine’s Day SoapsChocolate & Rose Valentine’s Truffle Bath Melts RecipeCardamom & Spice Solid Coffee Sugar Scrub Hearts RecipeDIY Conversation Heart Soaps, Heart Shaped Jelly Soap RecipeDIY Valentine’s Day Easy Massage Oil RecipeDIY Homemade Tri-Color Lip Balm Recipe,Homemade Melt & Pour Chocolate Truffle Soap RecipeNatural Chocolate Rose Hand and Body Cream RecipeChocolate Bon Bon Solid Salt Scrub RecipeOrganic Vegan Lip Tint Recipe for Valentine’s DaySkin Loving Natural Homemade Cold Process Soap Recipe, Custom Scented Dry Oil Body Spray Recipe, and Warming Chili & Chocolate Natural Homemade Sore Muscle Salve Recipe.

DIY Valentine’s Day project that use the same Wilton 6-Cavity Silicone Heart Mold as this recipe include the following: DIY Valentine’s Day Solid Lotion BarsDIY Valentine’s Day Heart SoapsDIY Valentine’s Day Heart Shaped Bacon Soaps, Handmade Heart Shaped Valentine’s Day Soap RecipePatchouli Rose Melt and Pour Complexion Soap RecipeValentine’s Day Homemade Heart Shaped Soap RecipeDIY Triple Butter Solid Sugar Scrub Hearts, and Natural Handmilled Heart Shaped Lavender Sea Salt Soap Recipe.

Discover even more DIY Valentine’s Day gift ideas by following my DIY Valentine’s Day Gifts board on Pinterest. Or for Valentine’s Day gifts you can buy, check out my Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas board on Pinterest. Or for more of my homemade soap recipes as well as other skin care recipes and craft projects, be sure to follow my other boards on Pinterest as well. You can also find me on Blog Lovin’TumblrFacebook, TwitterG+ and Instagram.

Also please consider helping my dear friend and fellow artisan and educator, Bambi Godkin, in her fight against breast cancer. Learn more here.


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

Healing Neem Butter Recipe

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



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

This healing neem butter recipe is wonderful for helping to heal minor (closed) wounds and abrasions as well as to help minimize scarring. Created for my dear friend, Bambi, who is currently fighting breast cancer, this neem butter recipe was formulated to help with the final healing stages from her surgery, once the incision is mostly healed, to further speed the healing process, reduce scarring and minimize pain.

Unlike my other neem oil recipes, I created a soothing neem butter balm that melts immediately into skin that may be sensitive due to pain. Not only does the butter texture of this healing neem butter recipe mean that very little pressure is needed for application, but it also includes arnica infused oil. Arnica, like neem oil, not only has analgesic properties, but it also helps with inflammation as well. It’s been found to relieve pain caused by sprains, bruises and other injuries. However, it should not be used in open wounds.

This healing neem butter recipe is wonderful for helping to heal minor (closed) wounds and abrasions as well as to help minimize scarring. Created for my dear friend, Bambi, who is currently fighting breast cancer, this neem butter recipe was formulated to help with the final healing stages from her surgery, once the incision is mostly healed, to further speed the healing process, reduce scarring and minimize pain.

Healing Neem Butter Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

.05 oz. cocoa butter
1.6 oz. shea butter
.6 oz. Arnica infused fractionated coconut oil
.4 oz. 100% neem oil
18 drops lavender essential oil
10 drops tea tree oil
1 mL vitamin E oil, optional

Instructions:

Begin by making your Arnica infused oil. I infused mine in fractionated coconut oil to keep this healing neem butter from feeling greasy. Simply fill the bottom half of a mason jar with Arnica flowers then cover with fractionated coconut oil. Seal and store in a cool, dark location, turning occasionally for several weeks. Or you can speed up the process by gently heating the fractionated coconut oil and Arnica flowers in a double boiler for an extended time on the stove over low to medium-low heat. Then strain with cheesecloth before use. (See how it’s done in this post on how to make a homemade chamomile balm.) Alternately, you can also purchase Arnica Herbal Oil which is made with Arnica infused olive oil and a touch of vitamin E.

Using a digital scale weigh out the cocoa and shea butter. Heat either in a double boiler or at reduced heat in a glass Pyrex measuring cup in the microwave until melted.

Now weigh out the prepared Arnica infused fractionated coconut oil and neem oil and stir into the melted butters.

Using a graduated transfer pipette, measure out and add the Vitamin E oil. (If you’re using the Arnica Herbal Oil you can omit the Vitamin E oil from this healing neem butter recipe.) Then use two new pipettes to add the drops of both essential oils. Stir well, then pour into your desired container and allow to solidify.

As this is a soft butter it may take 24-48 hours to reach its final consistency. You can put this in the refrigerator for several hours to overnight to speed up the process. You will need to store the final healing neem butter in a temperature controlled environment.

To use simply apply to affected area as needed at least twice daily or as needed.

This healing neem butter recipe is wonderful for helping to heal minor (closed) wounds and abrasions as well as to help minimize scarring. Created for my dear friend, Bambi, who is currently fighting breast cancer, this neem butter recipe was formulated to help with the final healing stages from her surgery, once the incision is mostly healed, to further speed the healing process, reduce scarring and minimize pain.

If you like this healing neem butter recipe, then you’ll also like my second recipe I created for Bambi for her upcoming radiation treatments for a natural burn relief spray. It also uses Arnica infused fractionated coconut oil but also includes shea nut oil and of course, neem oil.

And just as a reminder, PLEASE remember to get your mammograms, ladies! Bambi’s, breast cancer was detected at her first mammogram at age 40. Changes to breast tissue, however, were not detected by her GYN just prior to her preventative mammogram.

If you’d like to learn more about my friend Bambi – who is also an artisan and educator – you can find more information on her condition as well as treatment updates on her GoFundMe page here. You also have the option to donate to her medical fund or to share her story.

Last year my good friend, Bambi, was diagnosed with breast cancer. She had surgery just after Christmas and will be undergoing radiation in the next few weeks. I have set up a GoFundMe page here to help with her expenses. I hope you will take the time to read about her story and show your support. And please, don't forget to get your yearly mammogram!

All money raised for Bambi will go directly towards her paying for her medical bills and medication as well as to pay for basic living expenses including her mortgage, utilities and food during the times she misses work without compensation. Medical bills alone are expected to exceed $12K after insurance.

In addition to the online fundraiser via GoFundMe, Martin’s Downtown in downtown Roanoke, VA has graciously agreed to allow us to host a benefit show for Bambi on March 6, 2016 from 4pm-10pm. Several wonderful bands are donating their time. They include My Radio, The Floorboards, Tobacco Apache, Empty Bottles and solo singer/songwriter Joy Truskowski. These local bands not only make remarkable music, they are all also truly fantastic people.

The benefit show will also include a silent auction with a chance to bid on a $250 room rental at Beliveau Estate Winery in Blacksburg, a $75 gift certificate to Nina’s Lil Bakery, a $40 gift certificate to River and Rail restaurant, a one hour pedicure from Les Cheveux Salon & Day Spa, a gift certificate to Shishka Mediterranean Grill & Hookah Bar, two 1-hour massages from Willow Branch Massage Therapy on Grandin Rd. in Roanoke, a pedicure from Polished by Claire V, a sightseeing cruise from Virginia Dare in Smith Mountain Lake, a designer haircut from Oliver’s Twist in Old Southwest Roanoke, four guitar lessons from Fret Mill Music in downtown Roanoke, a $50 gift certificate to Lucky Restaurant in downtown Roanoke and a $50 gift certificate to Fortunato Restaurant in downtown Roanoke, along with other various donations from wonderful area businesses. There will also be a $10 donation at the door with all proceeds going directly to Bambi for medical needs. (Please contact me via the event website if your business would like to donate an item or service.)

You can find the event page for the benefit show on Facebook here. Updates to auction items being offered and additional information will continue to be added closer to the event date. Or visit the event website here.

Regardless of whether you are able to make a monetary donation or will be able to attend the benefit show, I’d be extremely grateful if you could share this post, Bambi’s GoFundMe page and the Facebook event with others.

This healing neem butter recipe is wonderful for helping to heal minor (closed) wounds and abrasions as well as to help minimize scarring. Created for my dear friend, Bambi, who is currently fighting breast cancer, this neem butter recipe was formulated to help with the final healing stages from her surgery, once the incision is mostly healed, to further speed the healing process, reduce scarring and minimize pain.

To discover more of my homemade bath and body recipes and craft projects, be sure to follow me on Pinterest. You can also find me on Blog Lovin’TumblrFacebook, TwitterG+ and Instagram.


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