Lush Inspired Massage Bar Recipe

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This Lush inspired massage bar recipe is so easy to make and only requires a few simple ingredients. Inspired by Lush's Wiccy Magic Muscles Massage Bar, this massage bar recipe is made using a base of shea and cocoa butters, massaging organic Adzuki beans and a combination of cinnamon and peppermint essential oils for a warm, tingly sensation that helps to ease and soothe sore muscles.

This Lush inspired massage bar recipe is so easy to make and only requires a few simple ingredients to create your own massage bars at home! This specific massage bar recipe was inspired by Lush’s Wiccy Magic Muscles Massage Bar. Made using a base of shea and cocoa butters, this Lush inspired massage bar recipe also includes massaging organic adzuki beans and a combination of cinnamon leaf and peppermint essential oils for a warm, tingly sensation that helps to ease and soothe sore muscles. (Psst. These would also make a great homemade Mother’s Day gift! For more homemade Mother’s Day gift ideas, go here.)

Sensitive to some of the ingredients? Make a few simple substitutions. If you’re sensitive or allergic to shea butter, simply swap it out with sal butter. In addition, mango butter can be substituted for cocoa butter. And for those who find cinnamon leaf essential oil irritating, try either chili seed or fresh ginger essential oil instead!

This Lush inspired massage bar recipe is so easy to make and only requires a few simple ingredients. Inspired by Lush's Wiccy Magic Muscles Massage Bar, this massage bar recipe is made using a base of shea and cocoa butters, massaging organic Adzuki beans and a combination of cinnamon and peppermint essential oils for a warm, tingly sensation that helps to ease and soothe sore muscles.

Lush Inspired Massage Bar Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

3.5 oz. cocoa butter OR mango butter
1 oz. shea butter OR sal butter
1 oz. organic adzuki beans
1 mL cinnamon leaf essential oil OR fresh ginger essential oil OR chili seed essential oil
1.5 mL peppermint essential oil

Instructions:

Using a digital scale, weigh out the cocoa butter and shea (or sal) butter into a double boiler. Heat until melted then remove from heat.

Weigh out the adzuki beans and set aside.

Once the butter mixture begins cooling and starts to look cloudy, measure out the essential oils using graduated transfer pipettes and stir into the butter mixture. (If you prefer a fragrance oil over essential oils, use 2.5 mL of your favorite skin safe fragrance oil for a light scent or up to double for a stronger scent.)

Now pour the cooling butters evenly into two mold cavities of this Ozera 6-Cavity Silicone Soap Mold.

Evenly divide the adzuki beans into each of the two mold cavities you just poured the melted butters into and gently mix with a utensil.

Allow your massage bars to finish solidifying. You can speed up this process by popping the mold into your fridge.

This Lush inspired massage bar recipe is so easy to make and only requires a few simple ingredients. Inspired by Lush's Wiccy Magic Muscles Massage Bar, this massage bar recipe is made using a base of shea and cocoa butters, massaging organic Adzuki beans and a combination of cinnamon and peppermint essential oils for a warm, tingly sensation that helps to ease and soothe sore muscles.

Once your massage bars have fully solidified, simply remove from the mold cavities and package or use immediately.

As this Lush inspired massage bar recipe creates a massage bar that easily melts on body contact, you will need to keep your massage bars stored in a temperature controlled location away from heat.

To use, simply massage the bars onto your skin.

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Fresh Spring Sandals and Natural Foot Care Recipes

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It's sandal season! Fantastic and fresh new spring sandals , wedges and heels to show off your unique style PLUS foot care recipes so you're not afraid to show those toes!Hooray! It’s finally sandal season which means we can finally indulge in a little bit of shoe shopping for fresh new spring sandals, wedges and heels! I’ve been waiting for sandal season since February when I got a little shoe crazy shopping on ModCloth. Of course, as ModCloth offers brand new styles daily, I may or may not have ended up with five new pairs. (I’ve been not so patiently waiting for the chance to finally wear them.)

If you’ve never purchased from ModCloth, then you’re in for a treat. Right now they are offer 20% off any order of $100 or more at ModCloth through Thursday, 5/19/16 @ 3 am EST for all new customers. And because sometimes shoes can be tricky, they always offer free exchanges. Plus their customer service is really amazing. Following are just a few of my favorite spring sandals, wedges and heels from ModCloth. (Plus some great foot care recipes for foot scrubs, salves and creams so your feet will look just as fantastic as your new shoes!)

Spring Sandals, Wedges & Heels

It's sandal season! Fantastic and fresh new spring sandals, wedges and heels to show off your unique style PLUS foot care recipes so you're not afraid to show those toes!

From top left: My Bold Stomping Grounds Heel in Ecru / Take the Heel and Thrive / Good Enough to Treat Sandal in Chambray / Elative Expression Heel in Bloom / Sole Searching Heel / Mornings in Montmartre Heel

It's sandal season! Fantastic and fresh new spring sandals, wedges and heels to show off your unique style PLUS foot care recipes so you're not afraid to show those toes!

From top left: All-Singing, All-Prancing Heel in Pink / That Seventies Showstopper Heel / You Art to Know Wedge / A Hug and a Kick Flat / Rosette for the Day Wedge / Park Photoshoot Heel

Natural Foot Care Recipes

Ready to get your feet in shape while you’re waiting on your new spring sandals to ship? Then consider one or more of these great foot care recipes!

Nine natural foot care recipes to get your feet in shape for all those fresh new spring sandals!

Natural Neem Oil & Tea Tree Foot Scrub Recipe – This natural neem oil & tea tree foot scrub recipe helps keep feet looking and feeling great year round! Natural salts and fine ground pumice exfoliate dead skin cells and rough calluses while gentle kaolin clay helps to detox skin. In addition, naturally anti-fungal neem oil and tea tea tree oil work together in this neem oil & tea tree foot scrub recipe to help keep feet fungus free or to aid in clearing up any existing conditions like toenail fungus or athlete’s foot!

Natural Foot Repair Salve Recipe with Neem Oil – This natural foot repair salve recipe contains neem oil prized for its strong anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and natural healing properties to help solve ongoing foot and toenail issues. And, because neem oil is not the most pleasant smelling carrier oil – it has a natural odor reminiscent of a nutty garlic like smell – I’ve added eucalyptus essential oil and your choice of either rosemary or peppermint essential oils that mask the fragrance of the neem oil.

Natural Peppermint Foot Cream Recipe – This natural peppermint foot cream recipe is made with natural shea butter, a proven moisturizer and skin protectant, peppermint essential oil to refresh your feet and anti-fungal tea tree oil to keep your tootsies in tip top shape. In addition it also contains cocoa butter, sunflower oil and pomegranate seed oil.

Natural Soothing Foot Soak Recipe – Give this all natural soothing foot soak recipe a try to soothe achy, tired feet after a long, hot summer day! Made using intensely moisturizing walnut oil, soothing Epsom salt, and cooling essential oils this soothing foot soak recipe is your answer to overworked and tired feet! Simply add to warm water and soak, then follow with a loofah or pumice stone and your favorite natural foot cream or moisturizer.

Skin Care DIY - Natural Homemade Foot Scrub Recipe for Dry, Cracked Feet

Natural Exfoliating Foot Scrub Recipe – This all natural DIY homemade foot scrub recipe isn’t a mess of slippery oils, but rather a creamy combination of natural shea and cocoa butters, non-greasy argan and sweet almond oils that nourish dry skin. Fine ground pumice and walnut shell powder lend their supercharged exfoliating properties, while sea salt and tea tree oil lend their healing qualities. Plus there’s a touch of peppermint for a fresh, cool scent.

Natural Rosemary & Neem Oil Foot Salve Recipe – Treat your feet with my all natural rosemary and neem oil foot salve recipe. It’s perfect for dry and even cracked feet and helps to prevent fungal growth and infections caused by diabetes or ingrown toenails.

Peppermint Foot Scrub Soap Recipe – If your feet are in need of some extra love, then you’ll definitely want to add this natural homemade peppermint foot scrub soap recipe to your beauty arsenal! It exfoliates with natural walnut shell powder and fine ground pumice to help keep feet smooth and soft. Don’t just use it during warm months though! This soap is perfect for skin care use year round for a more beautiful you!

Peppermint Exfolimint™ Foot Soap Recipe – Learn how to make your own naturally exfoliating homemade foot soap recipe that exfoliates with pumice and nourishes with shea butter.

Natural Anti-Fungal Toenail Fungus Treatment – This natural toenail fungus treatment clears up unsightly toenail fungus and even cold sores without chemicals. It’s a very effective home remedy.

For even more great ideas and natural bath and beauty recipes, follow my boards on Pinterest. You can also find me on  me on Blog Lovin’, TumblrFacebook, Twitter, G+ and Instagram.


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DIY Mother’s Day Gifts You Can Make and Gift

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DIY Mother's Day gifts you can make and gift! 12 fantastic DIY Mother's day gifts for the mom who has everything.

Mother’s Day is May 8th this year and that means there’s still time to make some pretty amazing DIY Mother’s Day gifts. Following are twelve of my favorite DIY Mother’s Day gifts for the Mom who has everything and just needs a little pampering.

DIY Mother’s Day Gifts

1. Foaming Salt Scrub Recipe – This foaming salt scrub recipe is super easy to make and can be customized with your Mom’s favorite scent for Mother’s Day! Just melt, pour and mix ingredients for a foaming salt scrub that gently exfoliates as it lathers and cleanses like soap!

2. DIY Container Succulent Garden – Need last minute DIY Mother’s Day gifts? Skip the bouquet of flowers and instead gift her with a gorgeous DIY Succulent Container Garden Arrangement! Not only is it inexpensive to make – definitely less than a florist’s flower bouquet – but it will last and last even if Mom doesn’t have a green thumb!

3. DIY Melt and Pour Loofah Soap – This easy homemade exfoliating loofah soap tutorial makes a fun weekend project you can create with the kids for DIY Mother’s Day gifts!

4. Natural Chocolate Rose Body Cream Recipe – This heavenly chocolate rose body cream recipe makes wonderful DIY Mother’s day gifts! Crafted using moisture intense coconut oil and a blend of cocoa absolute and rose essential oil, not only does this chocolate rose body cream recipe smell fabulous, but it’s a hundred percent natural.

5. Pink Salt & Sal Butter Soap Recipe – This homemade pink salt and sal butter soap recipe contains a high percentage of skin conditioning sal butter and mineral rich pink Himalayan salt that aids in detoxing, healing and nourishing skin maturing skin. Custom scent this homemade soap with Mom’s favorite fragrance for customized DIY Mother’s Day gifts.

6. Luxury Double Butter Soap Recipe – This homemade luxury double butter soap recipe contains high percentages of cocoa and shea butters making it wonderful for mom’s maturing skin.

Mother's Day is May 8th this year and that means there's still time to make some pretty amazing DIY Mother's Day gifts. Following are twelve of my favorite DIY Mother's Day gifts for the Mom who has everything and just needs a little pampering.

7. Shea Butter Body Spray Recipe – Mom will love this shea butter body spray! It’s fantastic for dry and maturing skin and is made with moisturizing shea nut oil and healing neem oil. Once applied it leaves skin feeling silky smooth and soft and can be custom scented with your Mom’s favorite fragrance.

8. Solid Sugar Scrub Cubes Recipe – These easy solid sugar scrub cubes make wonderful DIY Mother’s Day gifts. It’s easy to make and ready for gifting all on the same day. Made using all natural ingredients this solid sugar scrub cubes recipe can be customized with Mom’s favorite essential oil and a carrier oil that suits Mom’s skin care needs.

9. Truffle Bath Melts Recipe – These heart shaped bath melts are a wonderful way to tell Mom “I love you.” Not only are these bath melts super easy to make, they also only requires a few ingredients making them a simple DIY Mother’s Day gift choice.

10. Roll On Perfume Oil Recipe – This roll on perfume oil recipe is incredibly easy to make. It only requires two simple ingredients, however you can dress up your roll on perfume oil by placing botanicals inside the container with the perfume oil and then decorating the lid with a strip of washi tape for simple DIY Mother’s Day gifts.

11. Chocolate Orange Body Butter Recipe – This homemade chocolate orange body butter recipe is made with real cocoa powder as well as skin nourishing shea and cocoa butters that are wonderful for dry or maturing skin. Not only does this body butter smell great, but it’s non-greasy and helps to protect your skin from the elements and repeated hand washings – something every busy Mom can use!

12. Lavender Mint Balm Recipe – If your mom loves the outdoors then she’s sure to love this nature inspired lavender mint balm recipe. Perfect for hands, body and lips, this lavender mint balm is made from natural lavender and mint infused oil and raw, unfiltered beeswax. It makes lovely and thoughtful DIY Mother’s Day gifts.

For even more ideas for DIY Mother’s Day gifts be sure to follow my Homemade Mother’s Day Gift Ideas board on Pinterest. Or, for more bath, body and skin care recipes, follow my DIY Bath and Body board on Pinterest. You can also find and follow me on Blog Lovin’TumblrFacebook, TwitterG+ and Instagram.


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