DIY Lemon Verbena Candle and Body Butter Gift Set Idea

This DIY lemon verbena candle and lemon verbena body butter pairs perfectly to make a thoughtful homemade gift idea for Christmas. Click through for the lemon verbena body butter recipe and soy candle tutorial from Soap Deli News blog.

This DIY lemon verbena candle and lemon verbena body butter pairs perfectly to make a thoughtful homemade gift idea for Christmas. These are so easy to make and both fit perfectly into those cute little 4 oz. quilted Ball jelly jars!

DIY Lemon Verbena Candle

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

3.1 oz. natural soy wax
.31 oz lemon verbena mint fragrance oil

Tools:

medium wooden wick
large glass Pyrex measuring cup
4 oz. quilted Ball jelly jar
digital scale
microwave
scissors

Instructions:

This DIY lemon verbena candle recipe makes one candle. Double as required to make multiple candles at once for homemade stocking stuffers or DIY wedding favors.

Using a digital scale weigh out the soy wax. Place into a glass Pyrex measuring cup and heat in the microwave at reduced power (60%) until melted. (Alternately you can use a double boiler.) Carefully remove the melted wax from the microwave using a tea towel or pot holder as the glass will be hot.

Now weigh out and stir in the fragrance oil.

Prepare you wick by cutting the wooden wick to fit inside the jelly jar when place inside the steel tab. Dip the steel tab with the wick in place into the melted wax then set it in the center of the jar. The wax will hold the wick in place.

Allow the wax to cool. When it starts to look cloudy you’re ready to pour the wax. Slowly pour it into the jelly jar around the wick. Allow to harden at room temperature.

To use trim wick to 1/4″ and light. Wait 24 hours before lighting the candle for best results.

This DIY lemon verbena candle and lemon verbena body butter pairs perfectly to make a thoughtful homemade gift idea for Christmas. These are so easy to make and fit perfectly into those cute little 4 oz. quilted Ball jelly jars!

Homemade Lemon Verbena Body Butter Recipe

 © Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

3 oz. refined shea butter
.25 oz. refined/deodorized cocoa butter
.2 oz. hemp seed oil
.1 oz. lanolin
.1 oz. Cyclomethicone
.05 oz. arrowroot powder
.1 oz. lemon verbena mint fragrance oil
1ml vitamin E oil
pinch 24k Gold Sparkle Loose Mica Pigment Powder, optional

Instructions:

Cyclomethicone gives this body butter a smooth, silky feel. Combined with the arrowroot powder these ingredients keep this body butter from feeling greasy when applied. You can substitute the refined butters for unrefined shea butter and cocoa butter but it may impact the smoothness and/or fragrance of the final product depending on where you source your ingredients.

This lemon verbena body butter recipe yields one 4 oz. container and will weigh around 3.8 oz. You can easily double or triple this recipe to make more than one lemon verbena body butter at a time.

Begin by using a digital kitchen scale to weigh out the shea and cocoa butters. Combine in a large glass Pyrex measuring cup and heat at reduced power until fully melted.

Weigh out the arrowroot powder and stir into the butters until it has dissolved. (You can sub the arrowroot powder for tapioca starch if desired.)

Now weigh out the lanolin and stir into the melted butters until it has liquified.

Next weigh out and stir in the hemp seed oil, lemon verbena mint fragrance oil and Cyclomethicone. Follow with the vitamin E oil using a graduated plastic transfer pipette to measure out this  ingredient. Mix well.

Allow the body butter to start to solidify. This may take some time. You can speed up this process by placing the body butter in the fridge. Once it starts to become opaque mix well a second time to evenly distribute any mica that may have settled to the bottom. You can use a stick blender if needed to combine thoroughly.

Now pour the body butter into a 4 oz. jelly jar. Use a spatula to scrape out any extra body butter from the measuring cup into your final container. Allow the body butter to finish thickening up then add the lid and screw on the canning jar band.

To use simply scoop out a small amount and rub onto skin as desired. Keep in mind that less is more. A little goes a long way and using too much will take the product longer to absorb.

Now pair this non-greasy lemon verbena body butter with a lemon verbena candle for the perfect homemade gift!

This easy DIY Christmas Room Spray recipe boasts the fresh, deodorizing fragrance of rosemary and fir needle!

Also pictured with this exciting lemon verbena duo is my Rosemary & Fir Tree Room Spray. You can find that recipe here. You can easily swap the essential oils in the recipe with 2.5-3 ml of your lemon verbena mint fragrance oil for an entire matching fragrance set!

This homemade cranberry body butter recipes makes a wonderful homemade Christmas gift idea!

If you like my lemon verbena body butter recipe then you may also like my homemade cranberry body butter recipe. You can pair this body butter with a hand poured soy candle in the same scent or with a cranberry scented cocoa butter bath bomb. For more homemade bath and beauty recipes as well as other DIY Christmas gift ideas be sure to follow my boards on Pinterest. I have a DIY Bath & Body board as well as multiple DIY Christmas gift boards including my Unique DIY Christmas Gifts board and DIY Stocking Stuffer Sized Christmas Gifts board. You can also find my full collection of homemade soap recipes, bath and beauty recipes, and DIY Crafts at Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen.

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Non-Greasy Lavender Body Butter Recipe

This non-greasy lavender body butter recipe is easy to craft and makes a wonderful homemade gift idea. A touch of natural neem oil is added for  it's anti-viral, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties as well as the benefits it offers people suffering from skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis.

This non-greasy lavender body butter recipe is easy to craft and makes a wonderful homemade gift idea. A touch of natural neem oil is added for it’s anti-viral, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties.

I made this lavender body butter recipe specifically for my grandmother as a homemade Christmas gift. Her favorite scent is lavender lavender lavender. And I chose to add the neem oil to the recipe as she suffers from reoccurring shingles and neem oil has very strong anti-viral properties. In addition neem oil has also been shown to offer relief from common skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis.

This homemade non-greasy lavender body butter recipe makes a lovely homemade Christmas gift idea and contains natural lavender essential oil and neem oil.

Non-greasy Lavender Body Butter Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

3 oz. refined shea butter
.25 oz. refined/deodorized cocoa butter
.2 oz. hemp seed oil
.1 oz. lanolin
.1 oz. Cyclomethicone
.05 oz. arrowroot powder
.07 oz. lavender essential oil
1 ml pure 100% neem oil
1ml vitamin E oil

Instructions:

If you prefer an all natural lavender body butter then you can omit the Cyclomethicone. However, this ingredient gives the resulting body butter a smooth, silky feel and also helps the end product not feel greasy once it absorbs into skin. Color is also optional. If you’d like a lavender tinted product you can use micas or oxide and ultramarine pigment powders. In addition you can use unrefined shea butter and cocoa butter but it may impact the smoothness and/or fragrance of the final product depending on where you source your ingredients.

This lavender body butter recipe yields one 4 oz. container and will weigh around 3.8 oz. You can easily double or triple this recipe to make more than one lavender body butter at a time.

Begin by using a digital kitchen scale to weigh out the shea and cocoa butters. Combine in a large glass Pyrex measuring cup and heat at reduced power until fully melted.

Weigh out the arrowroot powder and stir into the butters until it has dissolved.

Now weigh out the lanolin and stir into the melted butters until it has liquified.

Next weigh out and stir in the hemp seed oil, lavender essential oil and Cyclomethicone. Follow with the vitamin E and neem oils, using graduated plastic pipette to measure out and add these ingredients. Mix well.

This homemade non-greasy lavender body butter recipe makes a lovely homemade Christmas gift idea and contains natural lavender essential oil and neem oil.

Pour the body butter into a 4 oz. container of your choice. I used a small 4 oz. quilted Ball canning/jelly jar. (My 12 pack of jars came with a set of blank labels you see on the front of my lavender body butter.) You can easily find these at local grocery stores as well as big box stores. Keep in mind that this lavender body butter recipe will take a while to harden up. You can speed this up by placing it in the fridge.

To use simply scoop out a small amount and rub onto skin as desired. Keep in mind that less is more. A little goes a long way and using too much will take the product longer to absorb.

For label ideas for this lavender body butter be sure to check out my homemade cranberry non-greasy body butter recipe which instructs you on using sticker paper and stamp to make a seasonal sticker label for the top of the canning jar. If you liked this recipe you may also like my dry oil body spray recipe.

For more homemade bath and body recipes be sure to visit Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen. You can also find more skin care recipes and homemade Christmas gift ideas by following my Pinterest boards. If you’d like to read more from Soap Deli News be sure to follow me on Tumblr, Blog Lovin’, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Rosemary & Fir Tree Room Spray Recipe

This homemade rosemary and fir tree room spray recipe will have your home smelling fresh and Christmas-y with just a few sprays! It's easy to make and it's also great for deodorizing.

This homemade rosemary and fir tree room spray recipe will have your home smelling fresh and Christmas-y with just a few sprays! It’s easy to make and it’s also great for deodorizing. You can make multiples of these for easy DIY stocking stuffer gifts or as part of a gift basket for homemade Christmas gifts.

This homemade rosemary and fir tree room spray recipe will have your home smelling fresh and Christmas-y with just a few sprays! It's easy to make and it's also great for deodorizing.

Rosemary & Fir Tree Room Spray Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

1.8 oz. distilled water
.1 oz. Polysorbate 20
1.5 ml fir needle essential oil
.5 ml rosemary essential oil
.5 ml cedar + sage essential oil blend (or .25 ml cedarwood eo and .25 ml sage eo)

Instructions:

Using a digital scale weigh out the distilled water and use a funnel to pour it into a 2 oz. glass bottle. Next weigh out and add the Polysorbate 20. This is used to keep the oil and water mixed together. Without it the oil and water will separate.

This easy DIY Christmas Room Spray recipe boasts the fresh, deodorizing fragrance of rosemary and fir needle!

Using a clean graduated plastic transfer pipette for each of the essential oils, measure out and add the essential oils to the bottle. Screw on a fingertip mister and shake well to combine all the ingredients.

Mist wherever you want a burst of freshness!