Lemon Ginger Spritzer Cocktail Recipe

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This lemon ginger spritzer cocktail recipe requires just three ingredients for the perfect summer drink!

This lemon ginger spritzer cocktail recipe requires just three ingredients for the perfect summer drink!

I hope everyone is having a wonderful Memorial Day weekend! I came up with this simple, yet delightful lemon ginger spritzer this past week and loved it so much I wanted to share it! I hope you’ll enjoy it as much as I do.

It’s super simple to make and requires just three ingredients. It contains a drinking vinegar, also known as shrubs, limoncello and soda water. The bourbon cherry is optional, but oh so divine.

This lemon ginger spritzer cocktail recipe requires just three ingredients for the perfect summer drink!

I used Pok Pok Som Ginger Drinking Vinegar for my lemon ginger spritzer cocktail recipe. I’ve tried five of these drinking vinegars so far and they are all delicious. You don’t have to add alcohol to these though. You can simply add 1 part drinking vinegar to 4 parts water or soda water and they are just as delicious! I think my very very favorite is the Thai Basil though.

Anyhow, here’s the quick and easy recipe! I hope you love it! And if you try it please tell me what you think!

This lemon ginger spritzer cocktail recipe requires just three ingredients for the perfect summer drink!

Lemon Ginger Spritzer Recipe

© Rebecca D. Dillon

Ingredients:

1 oz. Pok Pok Som Ginger Drinking Vinegar
1 oz. Don Ciccio & Figli Limoncello
3 oz. club soda

Directions:

Measure out and combine all ingredients. Stir. Pour into a glass with ice.

This lemon ginger spritzer cocktail recipe requires just three ingredients for the perfect summer drink!

Top with a bourbon cherry if desired. (I used Jack Rudy Cocktail Co. Bourbon Cocktail Cherries which are quite the divine indulgence.) Enjoy!

If you’d like to learn more about shrubs, be sure to check out the book, Shrubs by Michael Dietsch.

For more cocktail inspired recipes be sure to check out my recipes for making homemade cocktail bitters as well as my recipe for making a Rooibos Peach Tea Rum Punch. You can also follow my Cocktail Hour Pinterest board for more cocktail recipes and cocktail related pins.

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Rose Body Butter Recipe – A Vegan Friendly Moisturizer DIY

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Looking for a vegan friendly moisturizer DIY? This rose body butter recipe fits the bill! Made with natural vegan ingredients, this divine body butter nourishes skin without leaving it feeling greasy or heavy.

Looking for a vegan friendly moisturizer DIY? This rose body butter recipe fits the bill! Made with only natural ingredients, this rose body butter nourishes skin without leaving it feeling greasy.

Inspired by Nourish Organic’s Rejuvenating Rose Butter, my rose body butter recipe contains refined shea butter and coconut oil, rosehip seed and sunflower oil, and natural rose kaolin clay. I also added a touch of frankincense essential oil for a light scent and for frankincense’s valuable astringent properties when used in skin care applications.

Because frankincense can help to protect skin cells, it’s useful in preventing acne blemishes, the appearance of large pores, and wrinkles. It’s also believed to help lift and tighten skin which can deter the signs of aging.

And, as if that wasn’t enough, my rose body butter recipe also absorbs quickly so you can get on with your day without leaving oily marks everywhere you go!

Looking for a vegan friendly moisturizer DIY? This rose body butter recipe fits the bill! Made with only natural ingredients, this rose body butter nourishes skin without leaving it feeling greasy.

Which frankincense essential oil should I use?

There are four main types of frankincense. They are Boswellia Serrata, Boswellia FrereanaBoswellia Carteri and Boswellia Papyrifera. For this application, I’ll be discussing the differences between Boswellia Serrata, Boswellia Frereana, and Boswellia Carteri essential oils.

Frankincense (Boswellia Serrata) essential oil is the oldest documented Frankincense and is believed to have been used in both Ayurvedic medicine and as the frankincense mentioned in the Bible. It contains high amounts of alpha thujene, alpha pinene, and limonene which give it strong antiseptic, decongestant, and anti-inflammatory properties. It has a sweeter and more delicate fragrance than the other frankincense varieties with top terpenic-pine notes and costs less as it yields a higher amount of essential oil.

Frankincense (Boswellia Frereana) essential oil, which is grown at a higher altitude, contains high amounts pinene, thujene, and cymene. These natural constituents yield strong anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antispasmodic, and analgesic (pain relieving) properties making it especially suitable for inflammation caused by arthritis, swelling, and allergies. This type of frankincense has strong citrus-lemon top notes with an earthy, resinous heart.

And finally, Frankincense (Boswellia Carteri) essential oil is the most well known of all the frankincense varieties. It has the smooth, richa aroma that people are most familiar with when they think of frankincense. Frankincense (Boswellia Carteri) essential oil contains high concentrations of alpha pinene, and other monoterpenes making it useful both in skin care and aromatherapy applications. When used in skin care applications it can help to diminish the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and scars. When inhaled it is particularly beneficial at fighting the effects from acute colds and asthma.

I used Frankincense (Boswellia Serrata) essential oil for my rose body butter recipe, however, you can use whichever frankincense essential oil you prefer for this application.

Looking for a vegan friendly moisturizer DIY? This rose body butter recipe fits the bill! Made with only natural ingredients, this rose body butter nourishes skin without leaving it feeling greasy.

Natural Rose Body Butter Recipe

© Rebecca D. Dillon

Ingredients:

3 oz. refined shea butter
.5 oz. refined coconut oil
.25 oz. rosehip seed oil
.25 oz. sunflower or sweet almond oil
.1 oz. arrowroot powder
.05 oz. rose kaolin clay
2 mL frankincense essential oil (of choice)
3-5 drops vitamin E oil

Instructions:

You will need a digital scale to weigh out the all of the ingredients for my rose body butter recipe except for the frankincense essential oil and the vitamin E oil. For the frankincense essential oil you’ll need to measure out the amount called for in the recipe with a graduated plastic transfer pipette.

Begin by weighing out the shea butter and coconut oil. Combine in a glass Pyrex measuring cup or similar and heat in the microwave at 50% power until melted. Alternately, you can also use a double boiler.

Now weigh out the arrowroot powder and whisk into the melted shea butter and coconut oil.

Next, weigh the rosehip seed and sunflower oils and stir into the body butter mixture.

Add a few drops of Vitamin E followed by the frankincense essential oil.

Finally, weigh out and add the rose kaolin clay.

Mix well, then set the body butter in the refrigerator briefly. As the clay will want to sink to the bottom, you’ll need to cool the body butter down in order to evenly distribute the clay.

Once the body butter starts to thicken, remove it from the refrigerator and remix until the clay stays evenly distributed throughout the body butter and no longer sinks to the bottom.

Pour the body butter evenly into two 2 oz. straight sided amber glass jars with black phenolic lined caps. (I got mine from SKS Bottle & Packaging here.)

Looking for a vegan friendly moisturizer DIY? This rose body butter recipe fits the bill! Made with only natural ingredients, this rose body butter nourishes skin without leaving it feeling greasy.

Once your natural rose body butter has completely solidified, screw on the caps and label as desired for personal use or gifting. You can find free printable labels for my natural rose body butter recipe here. Simply print the PDF onto a full size sticker or label sheet and cut out the labels.

To use, simply massage a small amount of the body butter onto your skin as desired and wait for it to absorb completely. I personally love this on my hands!

Substitutions?

If you are allergic to coconut oil then you may substitute the coconut oil with babassu oil. Babassu oil is very similar to coconut oil with just a slightly higher melting point. (Learn more about babassu oil here.)

It is also important to note that my rose body butter recipe yields a very soft body butter. If you live in a particularly warm climate in which coconut oil will not stay solidified for you, then I suggest adding a small amount of emulsifying wax to this recipe. I’d start with around .25 oz.

If you actually want your rose body butter to smell like roses, substitute the frankincense essential oil with 1 mL of rose absolute.

Want to sell this product?

If you plan to sell your rose body butters, you’ll need to follow FDA guidelines for labeling your product. If you’re unsure about the rules and regulations regarding labeling cosmetics, I highly recommend the book, Soap and Cosmetic Labeling: How to Follow the Rules and Regs Explained in Plain English, by Marie Gale.

To discover more of my homemade bath and body, be sure to follow my DIY Bath and Body board on Pinterest here. You can also find and follow me on G+TumblrFacebookTwitterBlog Lovin’, and Instagram. Or sign up to receive new posts from Soap Deli News blog to your email via FeedBurner so you never miss a post.

Also, don’t forget. If you make homemade soaps or bath & body products I will be featuring your creations on Soap Deli News blog on my weekly wrap up posts! Simply add the hashtag #soapdelishowoff to your instagram and twitter posts for a chance to have your handmade products featured!


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Anti-Aging Yogurt Face Mask Recipe

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This yogurt face mask recipe is suitable for all skin types but it's especially nice for those of us trying to fight the appearance of aging. Because yogurt contains lactic acid, an alpha hydroxy acid that dissolves dead skin cells, the use of yogurt in a face mask can help to diminish the appearance of lines and wrinkles as well as fight breakouts.

This anti-aging yogurt face mask recipe is suitable for all skin types but it’s especially nice for those of us trying to fight the appearance of aging. Because yogurt contains lactic acid, an alpha hydroxy acid that dissolves dead skin cells, the use of yogurt in a face mask can help to diminish the appearance of lines and wrinkles as well as fight breakouts.

My anti-aging yogurt face mask recipe contains all natural ingredients that help to moisturize both aging and/or sensitive skin while also helping to prevent acne and premature aging. It can also help to calm irritated skin and reduce discoloration. Another plus? It’s incredibly easy to make!

And, because my yogurt face mask recipe is a dry mask, it has a much longer shelf life than a wet mask would.

This anti-aging yogurt face mask recipe is suitable for all skin types but it's especially nice for those of us trying to fight the appearance of aging. Because yogurt contains lactic acid, an alpha hydroxy acid that dissolves dead skin cells, the use of yogurt in a face mask can help to diminish the appearance of lines and wrinkles as well as fight breakouts.

Anti-Aging Yogurt Face Mask Recipe

© Rebecca D. Dillon

Ingredients:

 1 oz. bentonite clay (acne prone skin) or 1 oz. Rhassoul Clay (sensitive or dry skin)
.5 oz. yogurt powder
.5 oz. rose kaolin clay
.5 oz. marshmallow root powder
.25 oz. corn silk powder
1 Tablespoon calendula petals
1 mL (about 20 drops) frankincense (Boswellia Serrata) essential oil

Instructions:

Using a digital scale, weigh out all of the dry ingredients into a medium sized glass bowl or 2-cup Pyrex measuring cup.

Whisk dry ingredients together until thoroughly mixed.

Now, measure out the frankincense essential oil using a graduated plastic transfer pipette.

Add the essential oil to your yogurt mask mixture a drop at a time whisking as you go.

Once the essential oil has been evenly distributed throughout the mask you can package your yogurt face mask into the container(s) of your choice.

This anti-aging yogurt face mask recipe can help to diminish the appearance of lines and wrinkles as well as fight breakouts for maturing or sensitive skin.

Pictured here are a 9 oz. clear straight sided glass jar with silver metal lug cap – this yogurt face mask recipe will fill this jar about halfway full – a 2.3 oz. clear glass thick wall cosmetic jar with black lined cap and a plastic test tube with a cork stopper.

To use simply combine about a Tablespoon of the dry face mask with enough milk, water, honey or a carrier oil of your choice to form a paste. Then apply to freshly cleansed skin avoiding the eye area. Leave on 3-5 minutes, then rinse and gently pat dry.

Follow with your favorite toner and moisturizer. (Right now I’m using Michael Todd’s Blue Green Algae Balancing Toner that I discovered via my Birchbox subscription and Body Merry’s Retinol Surge Moisturizer.)

This anti-aging yogurt face mask recipe is suitable for all skin types but it's especially nice for those of us trying to fight the appearance of aging. Because yogurt contains lactic acid, an alpha hydroxy acid that dissolves dead skin cells, the use of yogurt in a face mask can help to diminish the appearance of lines and wrinkles as well as fight breakouts.

If you’d like to make my yogurt face mask recipe to sell, then you’ll need to label your product according to FDA guidelines. If you are unsure about labeling laws then I highly recommend the book, Soap and Cosmetic Labeling: How to Follow the Rules and Regs Explained in Plain English, by Marie Gale.

Don’t want to make your own? You can shop for artisan made yogurt face masks on Etsy here.

This foaming ginger & turmeric face polish recipe is wonderful for maturing skin and is crafted with a blend of natural carrier & essential oils prized for their antioxidant and anti-aging properties.

If you like my anti-aging yogurt face mask recipe, then you may also like my foaming ginger & turmeric face polish recipe. This foaming ginger & turmeric face polish recipe is wonderful for maturing skin and is crafted with a blend of natural carrier & essential oils prized for their antioxidant and anti-aging properties.

To discover more of my homemade bath and body, be sure to follow my DIY Bath and Body board on Pinterest here. You can also find and follow me on G+TumblrFacebookTwitterBlog Lovin’, and Instagram. Or sign up to receive new posts from Soap Deli News blog to your email via FeedBurner so you never miss a post.

Also, don’t forget. If you make homemade soaps or bath & body products I will be featuring your creations on Soap Deli News blog on my weekly wrap up posts! Simply add the hashtag #soapdelishowoff to your instagram and twitter posts for a chance to have your handmade products featured!


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Fun Bath & Body Recipes to DIY This Weekend

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Ten super fun DIY bath & body projects you can create this weekend! Homemade soaps, bath bombs, scrubs and body balms to get you in the creative spirit!

Looking for fun bath & body recipes to DIY this weekend? Here are just a few of many favorite bath & body recipes that I’ve either collected on Pinterest or created myself to help your creative side get into the spirit!

Fun DIY Bath & Body Recipes

DIY Glitter Cupcake Bath Bombs via Aww Sam blog! These DIY glitter cupcake bath bombs are easier to make than you might think and make bathtime more fun for everyone!

These DIY glitter cupcake bath bombs from Aww Sam! blog are easier to make than you might think and make bathtime more fun for everyone with a hint of pink glitter and colorful sprinkles! Learn how to make them here.

Grab these silicone baking cups and melt and pour soap base for the frosting via Amazon Prime’s free 2-day shipping now so you’re set for the weekend! If you don’t have Amazon Prime you can get an Amazon Prime 30-day free trial here. Alternately, you can buy an all inclusive DIY bath bomb kit from SmallTown Table on Etsy.

This DIY unicorn soap via A Kailo Chic Life blog makes a super fun weekend DIY project with it's swirl of colors and star sprinkles!

This DIY unicorn soap via A Kailo Chic Life blog makes a super fun weekend DIY project with it’s swirl of colors and star sprinkles! Learn how to make it here.

You’ll need both a clear glycerin soap base and white glycerin soap base for this project along with the same silicone rectangle soap mold that I use for a lot of my own soapmaking projects and recipes.

This DIY Birthday Cake Soap via Studio DIY! is so pretty and pink! Not only is it fun to make and use, but it also makes a creative homemade gift!

This DIY birthday cake soap via Studio DIY! is so pretty and pink! Not only is it fun to make and use, but it also makes a creative homemade gift! Learn how to make it here.

You can use either a round silicone cake pan for this DIY cake soap and the cut the cake soap slices yourself, or you can use a pre-divided cake slice silicone mold. A cupcake fragrance oil then gives your cake soap slices an authentic scent!

Learn how to make fun unicorn poop sugar scrubs with a cool original semi-solid unicorn poop sugar scrub recipe that you can mold and shape!

My unicorn poop sugar scrub recipe is also fun to make. It’s a semi-solid sugar scrub recipe that you can actually mold and shape and has lots of sparkle! Kids love this one! Learn how to make it here.

These DIY emoji poop bubble bars are sure to make bath time a little more interesting! Inspired by the pile of poo emoji, this bubble bar mimics the brown soft-serve ice cream shaped icon with a smile.

Another favorite among kids are these DIY poop emoji bubble bars! They smell like chocolatey prosecco cupcake and not only bubble but foam and fizz a bit as well! Their “poo” color comes from the addition of real cocoa powder. Learn how to make these here.

Learn how to make your own fabulous DIY unicorn balm! This tri-color DIY unicorn balm leaves just a hint of shimmer on your skin and can be scented with your favorite fragrance! Plus it makes a great homemade gift idea for anyone who loves unicorns - or simply wants sparkle like one for the day!

Another unicorn themed project that both kids and adults alike will fawn over is this DIY unicorn balm. Created with a swirl of three colors and shimmering mica, this scented unicorn balm can make you feel like a unicorn for the day! Learn how to make it here.

This foaming Easter egg bath truffles DIY adds a bit of fun to bathtime. The finished foaming Easter egg bath truffles fizz and bubble and sparkle AND nourish with cocoa butter, babassu oil and yogurt powder! And, clean up is so easy! There's NO staining!

If you still have plastic eggs leftover from Easter, then you may want to try this recipe for fizzing bath truffles! They bathtime treats fizz & bubble and color & sparkle while also nourishing skin with natural cocoa butter, babassu oil and yogurt powder. Of course, you don’t have to make them in an egg shape. You can also use your favorite round bath bomb mold or even a silicone mold! Learn how to make them here.

DIY Crystal + Gold Gemstone Soap via Dans Le Lakehouse

This DIY crystal + gold gemstone soap via Dans Le Lakehouse blog is another fun soapmaking project. There’s no right or wrong way to create gemstone soaps as in the end all of them tend to be unique pieces of art created around your own aesthetic. Learn how to make these soaps here.

Learn how to make your own crystal geode soap eggs with hearts for stunning DIY Valentine's Day gifts!

My DIY geode soap is another fun soapmaking project that allows a wide range of creative freedom. The step-by-step photo tutorial will guide you through the process of mixing soap, glitter and mica into fun rocks scented in your favorite fragrance and designed with your favorite colors. Learn how to make these DIY soap geodes here.

Make this coveted DIY foaming salt scrub recipe this weekend! This foaming salt scrub is super easy to make and can be customized with your favorite scent! Just melt, pour and mix ingredients for a foaming salt scrub that gently exfoliates as it lathers and cleanses like soap!

And last, but certainly not least, is my coveted foaming salt scrub recipe! This foaming salt scrub is super easy to make and can be customized with your favorite scent! Just melt, pour and mix ingredients for a foaming salt scrub that gently exfoliates as it lathers and cleanses like soap! Learn how to make it here.

For even more DIY bath & body recipes, be sure to follow my DIY Bath & Body board on Pinterest here. You can also find and follow me on G+TumblrFacebookTwitterBlog Lovin’, and Instagram. Or sign up to receive new posts from Soap Deli News blog to your email via FeedBurner so you never miss a post.

Also, don’t forget. If you make homemade soaps or bath & body products I will be featuring your creations on Soap Deli News blog on my weekly wrap up posts! Simply add the hashtag #soapdelishowoff to your instagram and twitter posts for a chance to have your handmade products featured!


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Pink Lemonade Lip Scrub Recipe for Summer

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This pink lemonade lip scrub recipe is simply luscious! Made with lip safe mica and a sweetened pink lemonade flavor oil, this sugar scrub is suitable for both your body and your lips! So slather it on to your heart's desire in or out of the tub to exfoliate and soften skin for summer!

This pink lemonade lip scrub recipe is simply luscious! Made with lip safe mica and a sweetened pink lemonade flavor oil, this sugar scrub is suitable for both your body and your lips! So slather it on to your heart’s desire in or out of the tub to exfoliate and soften skin for summer!

This pink lemonade lip scrub recipe is simply luscious! Made with lip safe mica and a sweetened pink lemonade flavor oil, this sugar scrub is suitable for both your body and your lips! So slather it on to your heart's desire in or out of the tub to exfoliate and soften skin for summer!

Pink Lemonade Lip Scrub Recipe

© Rebecca D. Dillon

Ingredients:

.75 oz. refined cocoa butter
.25 oz. emulsifying wax
.75 oz. sunflower oil or sweet almond oil
4.5 oz. white granulated sugar
1/8th teaspoon candy apple red crystal mica powder
.15 oz. sweetened pink lemonade flavor oil

Instructions:

You will begin by using a digital scale to weigh out the cocoa butter and emulsifying wax into a heat safe container.  (I used a 2 cup glass Pyrex measuring cup.) Heat in either a double boiler or in the microwave at 50% power until melted.

Next, weigh out the sunflower (or sweet almond) oil and stir it into the melted butter and wax.

Follow with the pink lemonade flavor oil, weighing it then stirring into the liquid oil, butter and wax.

Now weigh out the sugar into a separate container.

Measure out the candy apple red mica powder (or similar lip safe mica) and mix it into the sugar with a fork until the color is evenly distributed.

Pour the colored sugar into the liquid ingredients and mix thoroughly with a fork.

This pink lemonade lip scrub recipe is simply luscious! Made with lip safe mica and a sweetened pink lemonade flavor oil, this sugar scrub is suitable for both your body and your lips! So slather it on to your heart's desire in or out of the tub to exfoliate and soften skin for summer!

Divide the pink lemonade lip scrub equally between two 2.3 oz. clear glass thick wall cosmetic jars with black lined caps or similar. (I got my jars from SKS Bottle & Packaging here.)

This pink lemonade lip scrub recipe is simply luscious! Made with lip safe mica and a sweetened pink lemonade flavor oil, this sugar scrub is suitable for both your body and your lips! So slather it on to your heart's desire in or out of the tub to exfoliate and soften skin for summer!

Then screw the caps on the jars and label as desired for personal use or gifting.

If you’re planning to make my pink lemonade lip scrub recipe to sell, then you’ll need to label them according to FDA guidelines. If you are unsure about labeling laws then I highly recommend the book, Soap and Cosmetic Labeling: How to Follow the Rules and Regs Explained in Plain English, by Marie Gale.

To discover more of my homemade bath and body, be sure to follow my DIY Bath and Body board on Pinterest here. You can also find and follow me on G+TumblrFacebookTwitterBlog Lovin’, and Instagram. Or sign up to receive new posts from Soap Deli News blog to your email via FeedBurner so you never miss a post.

Also, don’t forget. If you make homemade soaps or bath & body products I will be featuring your creations on Soap Deli News blog on my weekly wrap up posts! Simply add the hashtag #soapdelishowoff to your instagram and twitter posts for a chance to have your handmade products featured!


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