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About Rebecca D. Dillon

Rebecca D. Dillon is a soapmaker, DIY-er and blogger whose life is controlled daily by a dachshund. You can learn more about Rebecca by checking out her bio. Or discover more great skin care & beauty recipes by subscribing to Soap Deli News blog via email.

Best DIY Craft Kits for Adults to Try This Fall

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Take the time out to do something special for yourself this fall by learning a new craft. This collection of DIY craft kits for adults is just what you need to get started!

Take the time out to do something special for yourself this fall by learning a new craft. This collection of DIY craft kits for adults is just what you need to get started!

Fall is by far my favorite season. Not only do I love the crisp, cooler weather that fall brings, I’m also stoked that I can finally wear something other than shorts and a t-shirt. And while the fall temperatures justify that wonderful wardrobe flip, the cooler air is also perfect for hiking and fall festivals. I love that I can go places and do things and not end up a sweat soaked puddle on the sidewalk.

While I’m not as fond of the shorter days, they do offer the perfect opportunity to stay indoors and get my craft on. It’s also the perfect chance to get my feet wet with a new craft project outside of my area of expertise.

8 DIY Craft Kits for Adults to Try This Fall. Take the time out to do something special for yourself this fall by learning a new craft. This collection of DIY craft kits for adults is just what you need to get started!

My friend, Hillary, who is an artist, supplies ample opportunities to do just that. She recently revived her event nights, Wine & Art Wednesdays. I’ve learned needle felting as well as monoprinting in her previous classes that I attended. While my friend, Bambi, learned various encaustic painting techniques.

This fall she’ll be offering classes on Wednesday nights to learn how to paint sun catcher mandalas, craft felted pumpkins and design winter terrariums. While her expanded Saturday courses include learning how to make needle felted wall hangings and photo transfer painting. So I’m super excited to learn some new arts and crafts techniques that I may not have otherwise tried on my own.

8 DIY Craft Kits for Adults to Try This Fall. Take the time out to do something special for yourself this fall by learning a new craft. This collection of DIY craft kits for adults is just what you need to get started!

If there’s a lack of opportunities to learn new crafts in your area, you still have options. Creativebug offers over 1,000 arts and crafts classes that you can access online from the comfort of your home.

Their online video courses make it easy to learn how to sew, paint, bake, crochet and pretty much any other craft or hobby you’re ready to tackle. With new classes introduced on a daily basis, you’ll never run out of ideas for weekend projects. And, in addition to the video tutorials from Creativebug, they also offer downloadable patterns, templates and recipes.

Take the time out to do something special for yourself this fall by learning a new craft. This collection of DIY craft kits for adults is just what you need to get started!

I’m really excited about some of the projects Creativebug offers for the upcoming holiday season. You can learn how to make Halloween crafts, discover creative ways to wrap your holiday gifts and even get started on your handmade Christmas gifts.

Another great way to learn a new skill is through an all inclusive DIY craft kit. Like Creativebug’s online classes, these DIY craft kits for adults allow you to work at your own pace when your schedule opens up some free time. So whether you’re crafting on a lunch break or crocheting at midnight, you can always sneak in some self care craftiness.

Best DIY Craft Kits for Adults to Try This Fall. Take the time out to do something special for yourself this fall by learning a new craft. This collection of DIY craft kits for adults is just what you need to get started!

DIY Craft Kits for Adults To Try This Fall

Following are eight of my top picks for creative DIY craft kits for adults to try this fall!

8 DIY Craft Kits for Adults to Try This Fall! This fall embroidery kit comes with all the materials you need to embroider a 4″ hoop, fall inspired wall art. Choose from four different fall leaf designs including Acorn & Leaves, Japanese Maple Leaves, Chestnut Leaf and a Canadian Maple Leaf.

Fall Leaf Embroidery Kit via mlmxoxo

This fall embroidery kit comes with all the materials you need to embroider a 4″ hoop, fall inspired wall art. Choose from four different fall leaf designs including Acorn & Leaves, Japanese Maple Leaves, Chestnut Leaf and a Canadian Maple Leaf. Or check out some of Mary Louise’s other modern embroidery DIY craft kits for adults for more great options.

8 DIY Craft Kits for Adults to Try This Fall! This fall leaves needle felting kit is perfect for beginners! Design to produce six decorative fall leaves based on real leaf types, this DIY craft kit helps your create the perfect addition to your seasonal fall decor.

Fall Leaves Needle Felting Kit via Felted Sky Studio

This fall leaves needle felting kit is perfect for beginners! Designed to produce six decorative fall leaves based on real leaf types, this DIY craft kit helps your create the perfect addition to your seasonal fall decor.

Best DIY Craft Kits for Adults This Fall. DIY Rubber Stamp Making Kit. It's both easy and fun to create your own custom stamps with this DIY kit. Inside you'll find all the materials you need, along with a step-by-step picture tutorial, to guide you through the process of creating custom hand carved stamps. Why not make leaf shaped stamps for fall projects? Or try a "made especially for you" stamp for your handmade holiday gifts.

DIY Rubber Stamp Making Kit via Milamade Shop

It’s both easy and fun to create your own custom stamps with this DIY kit. Inside you’ll find all the materials you need, along with a step-by-step picture tutorial, to guide you through the process of creating custom hand carved stamps. Why not make leaf shaped stamps for fall projects? Or try a “made especially for you” stamp for your handmade holiday gifts.

Best Fall DIY Craft Kits for Adults. DIY Mason Jar Ring Pumpkin. This mason jar pumpkin craft kit makes the perfect fall decor in any rustic autumn setting! It's easy to create and it also looks great a decorative fall centerpiece for your home.

DIY Mason Jar Ring Pumpkin via Seventh & Lark

This mason jar pumpkin craft kit makes the perfect fall decor in any rustic autumn setting! It’s easy to make and it makes a great decorative fall centerpiece for your home.

8 Best DIY Adult Craft Kits for Fall. Small DIY Farmers Market Sign Craft Kit. Build the perfect fall decor for your home with this adult DIY craft kit. This beautiful DIY farmers market sign celebrates the best parts of fall and will look wonderful in your kitchen this season.

DIY Farmers Market Sign Kit via Houseful of Handmade

Build the perfect fall decor for your home with this adult DIY craft kit. This beautiful DIY farmers market sign celebrates the best parts of fall and will look wonderful in your kitchen this season.

Best DIY Craft Kits for Adults This Fall. Rustic Wooden Pumpkins DIY Kit. Craft your own rustic fall decor with this DIY rustic pumpkin craft kit. It contains everything you need to decorate your home for fall without having to make a trip to the craft store!

Rustic Wooden Pumpkins DIY Kit via Four Daughter Boutique

Craft your own rustic fall decor with this DIY rustic pumpkin craft kit. It contains everything you need to decorate your home for fall without having to make a trip to the craft store!

Favorite DIY Fall Craft Kits for Adults. DIY MandalaRock Painting Kit. Painting rocks is not only fun, it's also therapeutic. I love painting rocks to help my mind wind down from a hectic day. This best selling art kit is perfect for adults looking for a simple craft project. It even comes with the rocks themselves to save you trouble of hunting them down yourself.

DIY Mandala Rock Painting Kit via Art Rock Colorado

Painting rocks is not only fun, it’s also therapeutic. I love painting rocks to help my mind wind down from a hectic day. This best selling art kit is perfect for adults looking for a simple craft project. It even comes with the rocks themselves to save you trouble of hunting them down yourself.

Accessorize your home this fall with some color! This DIY owl wreath kit comes with everything you need to create and embroider your own fall wreath. This wreath features three colorful owls perched on oak tree branches among the acorns and leaves that have turned from their summer green to the familiar orange, tan and yellow of the fall season.

Bucilla Owl Felt Fall Wreath Kit via FTH International

Accessorize your home this fall with some color! This DIY owl wreath kit comes with everything you need to create and embroider your own fall wreath. This wreath features three colorful owls perched on oak tree branches among the acorns and leaves that have turned from their summer green to the familiar orange, tan and yellow of the fall season.

If you enjoyed this collection of DIY craft kits for adults to try this fall, then be sure to check out my curated collection of my other favorite DIY craft kits and project ideas here.

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The Perfect Pairing for Seasonal Gift Giving

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This post is sponsored by Soap Bar Lounge. All opinions are my own.

Create the perfect pairing for seasonal gift giving by combining a bar of homemade soap with a soap dish from Soap Bar Lounge! Keep reading to learn how to craft your own skin conditioning triple butter soap recipe. Plus discover what makes Soap Bar Lounge ceramic soap dishes the best option for your homemade soaps!

The perfect pairing for seasonal gift giving. Create the perfect DIY holiday gifts by combining a bar of handmade soap with a soap dish from Soap Bar Lounge! Learn how to craft your own skin conditioning triple butter soap recipe. Plus discover what makes Soap Bar Lounge ceramic soap dishes the best option for your homemade soaps!

Regardless of the season, if you have dry skin, then you probably avoid using products that irritate your condition. For me, that means using a homemade soap bar in the shower. I also keep homemade soaps by the sink, one in the kitchen and one in the bathroom, where they get used most often. Not only is washing my hands important for sanitary reasons (no one wants to accidentally ingest salmonella) but it can also prevent the spread of cold and flu germs.

Of course, washing your hands on a regular basis can leave them feeling tight and dry – especially as cold weather hits. So I formulated a Brazilian triple butter soap recipe to counteract the drying effects of hand washing. It’s also great as we move into the cold, dry air that’s common throughout fall and winter.

Help your soaps stay dry and last longer with soap dishes from Soap Bar Lounge. Their patented design allows for air flow around the soap as well as a way for your soap to drain - without the water ending up on the counter. So your soaps are able to dry between uses and last longer than they would otherwise. Pair a Soap Bar Lounge soap dish with a bar of homemade soap for a simple gift idea all year round.

To help my homemade soap bars last longer, I’ve started using soap dishes from Soap Bar Lounge. As you may know, when homemade soaps sit in a pool of water, or are unable to dry out between uses, they can become soft and mushy. When this happens, soap starts to disappear a lot faster with each use. The soap dishes from Soap Bar Lounge, however, prevent this from happening.

Their patented soap dish design allows for air flow around your homemade soaps as well as a way for your soap to drain. Even better, because there are no holes in the bottom of these dishes, you don’t have to worry about water draining onto your clean countertop. As a result, your soaps not only last longer, your countertop stays clean!

The perfect pairing for seasonal gift giving. Create the perfect DIY holiday gifts by combining a bar of handmade soap with a soap dish from Soap Bar Lounge! Learn how to craft your own skin conditioning triple butter soap recipe. Plus discover what makes Soap Bar Lounge ceramic soap dishes the best option for your homemade soaps!

I really love that Soap Bar Lounge soap dishes are made right here in the USA using high quality, glazed ceramic. This means they not only look great, but they’re also easy to clean. The modern design and range of colors ensures that your new soap dish not only functions as intended, but it also looks great wherever you decide to use it. The colors are also easy to incorporate into your seasonal or holiday decor.

For seasonal gift giving, simply pair a Soap Bar Lounge soap dish with a bar of homemade soap. This creates a simple, yet beautiful gift idea that’s perfect for housewarming gifts, hostess gifts and holiday gifts. And, to save you money, the soap dishes  from Soap Bar Lounge ship free anywhere within the United States. You can also purchase Soap Bar Lounge products wholesale to create instant gift options this holiday season for your small business or online shop.

Brazilian Triple Butter Homemade Soap Recipe. The perfect pairing for seasonal gift giving. Create the perfect DIY holiday gifts by combining a bar of handmade soap with a soap dish from Soap Bar Lounge! Learn how to craft your own skin conditioning triple butter soap recipe. Plus discover what makes Soap Bar Lounge ceramic soap dishes the best option for your homemade soaps!

My Brazilian triple butter soap recipe yields six bars of homemade soap. This means you’ll have extras to give as seasonal or holiday gifts. I paired my Brazilian triple butter soaps with soap dishes in carousel red and roca beige, then accented them with leather cord and journaling embellishments for a pretty, gift worthy presentation.

Brazilian Triple Butter Soap Recipe

© Rebecca D. Dillon

Ingredients:

1.6 oz. Andiroba oil (10%)
1.6 oz. Castor oil (10%)
2.4 oz. Refined coconut oil (15%)
1.6 oz. Cupuaca butter (10%)
5.6 oz. Pomace olive oil (35%)
1.6 oz. Tucuma seed butter (10%)
1.6 oz. Ucuuba butter (10%)

4.8 fl. oz. distilled water
2.1 oz. lye/sodium hydroxide

1 oz. fragrance oil, optional

Brazilian Triple Butter Soap Recipe for natural holistic winter skin care. This skin conditioning homemade soap makes a wonderful DIY seasonal holiday gift when paired with a ceramic soap dish from Soap Bar Lounge!

Instructions:

You’ll need to follow the basic cold process soapmaking method to craft these ultra conditioning, Brazilian triple butter soaps. You can find a refresher course on making homemade soap from scratch here. This means ZERO aluminum and heat safe containers and utensils. You’ll also need an immersion blender and a digital scale to weigh out ingredients. Additionally, you should also take safety measures to protect your eyes and skin when working with lye.

To make my Brazilian triple butter soap recipe, begin by measuring out 4.8 fluid oz. of distilled water into a heat safe container or pitcher. Then, use a digital scale to weigh out the lye, called for in the recipe, into a separate container. In a well, ventilated area, slowly pour the lye (granules or flakes) into the water. Then mix until all of the lye has dissolved and set aside.

Brazilian Triple Butter Homemade Soap Recipe. The perfect pairing for seasonal gift giving. Create the perfect DIY holiday gifts by combining a bar of handmade soap with a soap dish from Soap Bar Lounge! Learn how to craft your own skin conditioning triple butter soap recipe. Plus discover what makes Soap Bar Lounge ceramic soap dishes the best option for your homemade soaps!

Now weigh out the soapmaking oils and butters into a large heat safe container or stainless steel pot. (I like to weigh out the solid  and semi-solid butters first, then follow with the liquid carrier oils.)

Brazilian Triple Butter Homemade Soap Recipe. The perfect pairing for seasonal gift giving. Create the perfect DIY holiday gifts by combining a bar of handmade soap with a soap dish from Soap Bar Lounge! Learn how to craft your own skin conditioning triple butter soap recipe. Plus discover what makes Soap Bar Lounge ceramic soap dishes the best option for your homemade soaps!

Heat the soapmaking butters and oils called for in my Brazilian triple butter soap recipe until they have melted. You can do this by heating the ingredients in a non-metal container at 30% power in the microwave or on the stovetop over low heat in a stainless steel container.

Once the butters and oils have melted, set them aside to cool. When your soapmaking fats and lye-water have cooled to around 95°-100°F, you can start making the actual soap.

To do this, slowly pour the lye-water into the liquid oils and butters. Then use an immersion blender to combine the ingredients until you reach a light trace. At this point, you can weigh out and add your choice of fragrance oil, if desired, to the soap batter. As my boyfriend really wanted a more masculine scented soap, I scented my triple butter soap recipe with a sandalwood fragrance oil. Alternately, you can also use essential oils for a natural fragrance at a usage rate of up to .8 oz. by weight.

Mix the soap batter again to incorporate your fragrance into the soap. Then, once your soap reaches a medium trace, pour it into your mold. (I used this 6-cavity rectangle silicone mold.)

Brazilian Triple Butter Soap Recipe for natural holistic winter skin care. This skin conditioning homemade soap makes a wonderful DIY seasonal holiday gift when paired with a ceramic soap dish from Soap Bar Lounge!

Cover your soap with parchment paper or plastic wrap, then set aside overnight. You should be able to unmold your soap bars the next day. Once unmolded, set your soaps aside in a cool, dry location to cure for four to six weeks. (My soaps did a crazy partial gel so some of my ends are lighter than the rest of the bar.)

Brazilian Triple Butter Soap Recipe for natural holistic winter skin care. This skin conditioning homemade soap makes a wonderful DIY seasonal holiday gift when paired with a ceramic soap dish from Soap Bar Lounge!

Now wrap your homemade triple butter soaps as desired for personal use or gifting. You can wrap your soaps in fabric, burlap or paper to make them easy to gift. Then simply tie on cording or a ribbon.

Brazilian Triple Butter Soap Recipe for natural holistic winter skin care. This skin conditioning homemade soap makes a wonderful DIY seasonal holiday gift when paired with a ceramic soap dish from Soap Bar Lounge!

Finally, pair one or two bars of soap with a ceramic soap dish from Soap Bar Lounge as a finishing touch! Buy your favorite colors now! And don’t forget to come back and let me know how much you love your new soap dishes!

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The Bath Bombs With A Prize Inside

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Bubbly Belle bath bombs promise all the joy of other bath bombs. The chance to relax in a warm tub and soothe your cares from the day away. Unlike other bath bombs, however, Bubbly Belle bath bombs end their show with a hidden prize inside – and a chance to win something even better!

The Bath Bombs With A Prize Inside! Bubbly Belle bath bombs promise all the joy of other bath bombs. The chance to relax in a warm tub and soothe your cares from the day away. Unlike other bath bombs, however, Bubbly Belle bath bombs end their show with a hidden prize inside - and a chance to win something even better!

Remember when you were a kid and you begged your mother to buy X brand of cereal JUST for the prize hidden inside? Or, even though the debate of whether or not Cracker Jacks actually tasted great, you suffered through them anyway just for that tiny little reward at the bottom of the box. (And why was it a miniature paper comic 90% of the time?)

The Bath Bombs With A Prize Inside! Bubbly Belle bath bombs promise all the joy of other bath bombs. The chance to relax in a warm tub and soothe your cares from the day away. Unlike other bath bombs, however, Bubbly Belle bath bombs end their show with a hidden prize inside - and a chance to win something even better!

Lucky for you, you can bring back those fond childhood memories. And, you don’t have to eat anything you don’t want to.

Where the joy of most bath bombs is short lived, the bath bombs from Bubbly Belle are not. Sure they perform the same as most bath bombs. They fizz and spin and tint your bath a beautiful array of colors. Although, once the water show is over, you’re rewarded with a prize inside!

The Bath Bombs With A Prize Inside! Bubbly Belle bath bombs promise all the joy of other bath bombs. The chance to relax in a warm tub and soothe your cares from the day away. Unlike other bath bombs, however, Bubbly Belle bath bombs end their show with a hidden prize inside - and a chance to win something even better!

Just like those days of old. (Er, years past.) This time however, you’re actually get a prize with real value. Tucked inside every Bubbly Belle bath bomb is a beautiful ring. So you have something to show for your money even after the bath bomb is gone.

I had the chance to try three different bath bombs from Bubbly Belle. While I wasn’t sure about some of the fragrances, once they were in the tub the scents were perfect! I also love that their bath bombs don’t stain the tub. But seriously, my favorite part has to be the rings.

The Bath Bombs With A Prize Inside! Bubbly Belle bath bombs promise all the joy of other bath bombs. The chance to relax in a warm tub and soothe your cares from the day away. Unlike other bath bombs, however, Bubbly Belle bath bombs end their show with a hidden prize inside - and a chance to win something even better!

Every bath bomb from Bubbly Belle comes with a ring inside. Each ring is valued at $15 or more and are custom designed specifically for Bubbly Belle customers. Additionally, the rings must pass multiple quality assurance tests, including fluorescence and allergy tests, so you know you’re getting a quality product. You even get to choose your ring size!

The Bath Bombs With A Prize Inside! Bubbly Belle bath bombs promise all the joy of other bath bombs. The chance to relax in a warm tub and soothe your cares from the day away. Unlike other bath bombs, however, Bubbly Belle bath bombs end their show with a hidden prize inside - and a chance to win something even better!

There’s a code with the ring hidden inside each bath bomb your receive from Bubbly Belle. This code will tell you the value of your ring. You’ll also be entered to win a $100, $1000 or $10,000 ring!

The Bath Bombs With A Prize Inside! Bubbly Belle bath bombs promise all the joy of other bath bombs. The chance to relax in a warm tub and soothe your cares from the day away. Unlike other bath bombs, however, Bubbly Belle bath bombs end their show with a hidden prize inside - and a chance to win something even better!

Afterwards, there’s also a second chance to play, in which I won the opportunity to purchase a bath bomb for just $1!

The Bath Bombs With A Prize Inside! Bubbly Belle bath bombs promise all the joy of other bath bombs. The chance to relax in a warm tub and soothe your cares from the day away. Unlike other bath bombs, however, Bubbly Belle bath bombs end their show with a hidden prize inside - and a chance to win something even better!

If you’re ready to dive into some self care, or you’re looking for a unique gift idea, look no further than Bubbly Belle bath bombs! Visit Bubbly Belle now to take advantage of a special limited time offer and enter for your chance to win!

Don’t forget to come back and share your experience with Bubbly Belle bath bombs! I’d love to hear about your experience – and find out what you won!

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Best Natural Sugar Scrub Recipe with Murumuru Butter for Dry, Maturing or Eczema Prone Skin

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I love sugar scrubs. Not only do they exfoliate to remove dead skin cells and promote smooth, glowing skin, they’re also incredibly easy to make. A gentler alternative to sea salt scrubs, this best natural sugar scrub recipe with murumuru butter is formulated to moisturize dry, maturing and eczema prone skin.

Best natural sugar scrub recipe with murumuru butter for dry skin. This natural homemade sugar scrub can be scented with your choice of natural essential oils blends to fit the season (hello, pumpkin spice!) or to serve as natural remedies to soothe muscle and joint pain. It gently exfoliates to remove dead skin cells for smooth, glowing skin that feels moisturized. A great skin care choice for sensitive skin, eczema and even maturing skin. #essentialoils #sugarscrub #diy

Keeping It Natural with Essential Oils

Rather than use a fragrance oil for this sugar scrub recipe, I chose to scent mine with essential oils to keep this product entirely natural. With a variety essential oil blends on the market to choose from, including a fall inspired pumpkin spice essential oil blend, you can create, use and gift this best natural sugar scrub recipe year round.

As I have fibromyalgia, my favorite essential oil blend to use in my natural sugar scrub recipe is Spark Naturals Amend +. This potent warming essential oil blend is the perfect choice for athletes or for anyone suffering from acute muscle or joint pain. Formulated using a blend of Birch, Rosemary, Marjoram, Frankincense, Black Pepper, Peppermint, Basil, Cedarwood, Lavender, Eucalyptus, Roman Chamomile, and Sandalwood, this natural proprietary essential oil blend supports muscle and joint pain relief.

Natural Ingredients from the Brazilian Amazon Rainforest

I’ve also been experimenting a lot lately with natural products and exotic ingredients from the Brazilian Amazon forest. Therefore, I chose to incorporate one such ingredient into this natural sugar scrub recipe. And for good reason. The quality and skin care benefits of these sustainably source ingredients has just been amazing. So, as it was when I first fell into soapmaking, I have become addicted to these new found beauty butters and carrier oils.

For this particular natural sugar scrub recipe, I chose to use murumuru butter.

Best natural sugar scrub recipe with murumuru butter for dry skin. This natural homemade sugar scrub can be scented with your choice of natural essential oils blends to fit the season (hello, pumpkin spice!) or to serve as natural remedies to soothe muscle and joint pain. It gently exfoliates to remove dead skin cells for smooth, glowing skin that feels moisturized. A great skin care choice for sensitive skin, eczema and even maturing skin. #essentialoils #sugarscrub #diy

What Is Murumuru Butter?

Murumuru is a funny little word. It’s also a very hairy tree! The Astrocaryum murumuru tree is a palm tree native to the Amazon rainforest in Brazil. One of the most dominant trees in the region, the murumuru tree yields nutritious edible fruits essential to the local food economy. In addition, the seeds and the wood from these trees also play an important economic role. Hammocks are constructed from the fibers of the murumuru tree, while the seed pods are used to make naturally colored black rings. The seeds themselves yield highly emollient and moisturizing murumuru butter which is commonly used to soften and protect hair.

Mumumuru butter is naturally glossy. It’s also film-forming. This gives this butter the ability to protect both skin and hair in a similar way as silicone. It is rich in lauric, myristic, and oleic acids, which makes murumuru butter less prone to rancidity. While this butter not only nourishes and strengthens hair, it also helps to maintain curls. As murumuru butter won’t clog pores, it’s also wonderful option for dry skin. Due to its amazing beauty benefits, murumuru butter is commonly found in commercial creams, lipsticks, soaps and deodorants at a usage rate of up to 8%.

Best natural sugar scrub recipe with murumuru butter for dry skin. This natural homemade sugar scrub can be scented with your choice of natural essential oils blends to fit the season (hello, pumpkin spice!) or to serve as natural remedies to soothe muscle and joint pain. It gently exfoliates to remove dead skin cells for smooth, glowing skin that feels moisturized. A great skin care choice for sensitive skin, eczema and even maturing skin. #essentialoils #sugarscrub #diy

Natural Sugar Scrub Recipe with Murumuru Butter

© Rebecca D. Dillon

Ingredients:

1.5 oz. unrefined murumuru butter
1.5 oz. organic virgin coconut oil
.5 oz. emulsifying wax
10 oz. white granulated sugar
2 mL essential oil or essential oil blend, of choice

Instructions:

You’ll need a digital scale to weigh out the ingredients for this natural sugar scrub recipe. Begin by weighing out the murumuru butter, virgin coconut oil and emulsifying wax. Combine the ingredients in a double boiler, then gently heat until melted. Stir to combine. Then remove from heat.

(If you are allergic to coconut oil, or prefer not to use coconut oil for your own personal reasons, you may substitute it with another carrier oil of your choice. To learn more about the properties and benefits of carrier oils in skin care, I recommend the book, Carrier Oils: A Beginner’s Guide to Using Over 40 Carrier Oils in Bath and Beauty Recipes, by Cari Dunn.)

While the murumuru butter, coconut oil and emulsifying wax are melting, weigh out the granulated sugar. Set aside.

Allow the melted butter, oil and wax mixture to cool slightly. Then using a graduated transfer pipette, add 2 mL of your preferred essential oil, or essential oil blend, to the liquid ingredients. (Keep reading for easy essential oil blend recipes to try!) Stir well to combine.

Now combine the liquid ingredients for this natural sugar scrub recipe with the dry sugar. Using a fork, mix the wet and dry ingredients together until all of the sugar is evenly coated. Then spoon the sugar scrub evenly into thick walled PET amber jars of your choice. (I sourced my jars from SKS Bottle & Packaging here.) This natural sugar scrub recipe with murumuru butter yields enough product to fill the equivalent of three 4 oz. jars.   

Easy Seasonal Essential Oil Blend Recipes

For fall I love this natural pumpkin essential oil blend. Or, if you prefer to create your own pumpkin spice essential oil blend, simply combine 2 parts cinnamon essential oil, 2 parts ginger essential oil, 2 parts nutmeg essential oil, 1.5 parts clove essential oil and .5 parts cardamom essential oil.

In the winter, I enjoy using straight peppermint essential oil. However you can also blend equal parts spearmint and peppermint essential oils for a refreshing winter mint blend.

Or, easy essential oil blends for spring or summer include equal parts lavender and peppermint, equal parts lavender and lemon essential oils or equal parts lemongrass and peppermint essential oils. I also really love blending equal parts of lemongrass and basil essential oils as well as equal parts patchouli and peppermint.

If you’re new to essential oils, an easy way to get started is with the book, Essential Oils Natural Remedies: The Complete A-Z Reference of Essential Oils for Health and Healing. Or try the book, Aromatherapy for Beginners: The Complete Guide to Getting Started with Essential Oils, for over 150 essential oil recipe ideas and blends.

Best natural sugar scrub recipe with murumuru butter for dry skin. This natural homemade sugar scrub can be scented with your choice of natural essential oils blends to fit the season (hello, pumpkin spice!) or to serve as natural remedies to soothe muscle and joint pain. It gently exfoliates to remove dead skin cells for smooth, glowing skin that feels moisturized. A great skin care choice for sensitive skin, eczema and even maturing skin. #essentialoils #sugarscrub #diy

If you prefer a fragrance oil over using essential oils, the pomegranate noir fragrance oil from Paris Fragrances is a great scent choice as it complements the natural fragrance of the unrefined virgin coconut oil. Simply use up to .15 oz. of this fragrance oil by weight in lieu of the 2 mL of essential oil called for in my natural sugar scrub recipe.

Natural Homemade Bacuri Butter & Murumuru Soap Recipe. This natural bacuri butter & murumuru soap recipe is the perfect soapmaking project for exploring new ways to use exotic ingredients in natural skin care recipes. Left unscented to allow the warm, natural earthy scent of bacuri butter to shine through, this handmade soap recipe is another must for your recipe file!

More Fabulous Natural Skin Care Recipes

If you enjoyed my natural sugar scrub recipe with murumuru butter, then be sure to check out these other natural skin care recipes that use exotic butters as key ingredients.

I love the new Amazon Rainforest Collection of natural skin care products from Angelina's Naturals. Her Everything Salve for Hives & Bug Bites is carefully crafted with a combination of bacuri and ucuuba butters along with a several other prized butters and carrier oils.

Shop for Natural Skin Care Products

If you’re interested in purchasing handmade skin care products online, be sure to shop from my curated collections of natural makeup, beauty and skin care as well as natural home remedies on Etsy.

I’m particularly impressed with the new Amazon Rainforest Collection of natural skin care products from Angelina’s Naturals. Her Everything Salve for Hives & Bug Bites is carefully crafted with a combination of bacuri and ucuuba butters along with a several other prized butters and carrier oils.

Natural leave-in murumuru hair conditioner from Naturista Skin Care. his organic hair conditioner is a perfect hair butter. You can use it as a "leave on" hair care to the hair ends or use it as a hair mask. It contains a very special non refined murumuru butter, that does miracles to frizzy or damaged hair. Almost all ingredients are organic and all of them are natural and vegan. The infusion of lemongrass and peppermint essential oils are not only very good for dandruff treatment, hair and scalp care, but also smells delightful.

I also like this handmade, natural leave-in murumuru hair conditioner from Naturista Skin Care.

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Favorite Handmade Halloween Bath & Body Products

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No need to fill up on sugar this Halloween. Gift these handmade Halloween bath & body products as Halloween treats instead!

Favorite handmade Halloween bath & body products to gift as non-edible trick-or-treats this fall. There's no need fill up on sugar this Halloween. Gift these handmade Halloween bath & body products as Halloween treats instead - or simply treat yourself! Halloween bath bombs, soaps, bubble bars & more that are perfect for the fall season! #halloween #treats #skincare #bathbombs #handmade #trickortreat #bathandbody

I love Halloween. And not just because it falls on my favorite season of the year. There’s just something beautifully spooky about Halloween. With roots and traditions that began with the ancient Celtic fall harvest, Halloween is a time for celebration and remembrance.

For some perhaps, there’s a chance (or a hope) that one will reunite with the souls of the dead. These traditions, in turn, have led to creative Halloween displays and parties in modern times – including things we probably couldn’t quite pull off during other times of the year.

I don’t often miss the chance to take part in Halloween festivities. There’s just something both mysterious and magical about the chance to become someone else for a day. The parties and costume contests, decorations and night life are a compliment to this. While the chance to scare the bejesus out of someone can also be appealing. (Bwahahaha.)

With everything that’s been going on in my life right now, I’m not sure whether I’ll skip Halloween this year or not. However, I can never resist the chance to buy something spectacularly amazing from the many talented bath and beauty artisans on Etsy. The handmade Halloween bath & body products become more creative every year as sellers compete with another for popularity and sales.

Following you’ll find some of my favorite handmade Halloween bath and body products on Etsy this year.

Favorite Handmade Halloween Bath & Body Products

Every Witch Has a Sidekick. Witches and black cats have become synonymous with Halloween. So what better way to celebrate Halloween than with a product that gives back! Inspired by Brittany's adopted cat, Salem, this bath bomb from Feisty Fox Bath Co. not only adds some fun to your tub, but 50% of your purchase also goes towards providing litter, food, and toys to kitties looking for their fur-ever home.

Every Witch Has a Sidekick.

Witches and black cats have become synonymous with Halloween. So what better way to celebrate Halloween than with a product that gives back! Inspired by Brittany’s adopted cat, Salem, this bath bomb from Feisty Fox Bath Co. not only adds some fun to your tub, but 50% of your purchase also goes towards providing litter, food, and toys to kitties looking for their fur-ever home. Buy yours here.

Handmade Halloween Bath & Body Favorites. Somebody died in here. These earthy unisex scented skull soaps from Chicken Chick Naturals will remind you of your own mortality on a daily basis. At least it's a great reminder to make the most of every single day.

Somebody Died Here.

These earthy unisex scented skull soaps from Chicken Chick Naturals will remind you of your own mortality on a daily basis. At least it’s a great reminder to make the most of every single day. Find them here.

Favorite Handmade Halloween Bath & Body Products. You're Gonna Need A Bigger Tub. This best selling handmade shark attack inspired bath bomb from TheMADbombers may not be Halloween specific, but it is scary fun.

You’re Gonna Need A Bigger Tub.

This handmade shark attack inspired bath bomb from TheMADbombers may not be Halloween specific, but it is scary fun. Get it here.

Halloween Ghost Bath Bombs. These shimmering ghost bath bombs from Whimsy by Lindsay are not only cute, they're also great for your skin. Crafted with olive oil and white kaolin clay to soften and moisturize skin, these handmade Halloween bath bombs will turn your bathwater orange (Surprise!) and come ready for gifting in sets of two.

Halloween Ghost Bath Bombs.

These shimmering ghost bath bombs from Whimsy by Lindsay are not only cute, they’re also great for your skin. Crafted with olive oil and white kaolin clay to soften and moisturize skin, these handmade Halloween bath bombs will turn your bathwater orange (Surprise!) and come ready for gifting in sets of two. Buy them here.

It's Gonna Be a Blood Bath. Halloween isn't always a celebration when tricksters are about. Sometimes there's malice and mayhem. Not to worry. You can survive whatever gets thrown your way with this Blood Bag Body Wash from PSquare Scents.

It’s Gonna Be a Blood Bath.

Halloween isn’t always a celebration when tricksters are about. Sometimes there’s malice and mayhem. Not to worry. You can survive whatever gets thrown your way with this Blood Bag Body Wash from PSquare ScentsBuy it here.

Favorite Handmade Halloween Bath & Body Products. Trick-or-Treat Time. These creative handmade bubble bars from Nature's Whimsey look like seasonal pumpkin lollipops - that someone already got into! Each one is scented in a yummy country apple scent perfect for fall. 

Trick-or-Treat Time.

These creative handmade bubble bars from Nature’s Whimsey look like seasonal pumpkin lollipops – that someone already got into! Each one is scented in a yummy country apple scent perfect for fall.  Get yours here.

Best To Not Wake The Dead Novelty Shower Gel. This Halloween inspired embalming fluid shower gel from The Potion Cabinet, thankfully smells nothing like its name. Created for those of us who feel dead inside, but are being forced to socialize, this shower gel smells like a tropical juicy mango with touches of pineapple, coconut and vanilla.

Best To Not Wake The Dead.

This Halloween inspired embalming fluid shower gel from The Potion Cabinet, thankfully smells nothing like its name. Created for those of us who feel dead inside, but are being forced to socialize, this shower gel smells like a tropical juicy mango with touches of pineapple, coconut and vanilla. Buy it now.

Handmade Halloween Bath Bombs. A Tasty Witches Brew. This Halloween cauldron bath bomb from Bubble Princess is a unique and fun way to take a bath and are the perfect treats for your little tricksters. Simply dunk the cauldron in a tub filled with warm water for an incredible amount of refreshing smelling bathwater.

A Tasty Witches Brew.

This Halloween cauldron bath bomb from Bubble Princess is a unique and fun way to take a bath and are the perfect treats for your little tricksters. Simply dunk the cauldron in a tub filled with warm water for an incredible amount of refreshing smelling bathwater. Get it here.

Day of the Dead Soap. This cold process artisan handmade Halloween soap bar from Lather Lodge is bursting with a rich, intoxicating floral fragrance. Reminiscent of the Day of the Dead, the top of this soap is generously embellished with red rose petals, pink rose petals, calendula petals, lavender buds, poppy seed, dried orange peel and an antiqued soap skull. While the inside is swirled with dark purple, black and pink.

Day of the Dead Soap.

This cold process artisan handmade Halloween soap bar from Lather Lodge is bursting with a rich, intoxicating floral fragrance. Reminiscent of the Day of the Dead, the top of this soap is generously embellished with red rose petals, pink rose petals, calendula petals, lavender buds, poppy seed, dried orange peel and an antiqued soap skull. While the inside is swirled with dark purple, black and pink. Find it here.

Killer Clowns Are Creepy.

The perfect Halloween trick for anyone terrified of clowns, this Pennywise killer clown bath bomb from Psycho Bombers is handmade with all natural ingredients as well as hand painted. Colored with water soluble colors, this bath bomb won’t stain your skin or tub and gives a beautiful color display on the top of your bathwater thanks to the colorful embeds it’s filled with. Buy it now.

Of course I wasn’t able to share every single one of my favorite handmade Halloween bath & body products in a single blog post. So you can shop my entire curated collection of handmade Halloween bath & body products on Etsy here.

Curious about my favorite handmade Halloween bath & body products from last year? Check them out here. Or, for more seasonal fall Halloween inspiration, be sure to check out my DIY Halloween Projects & Ideas board on Pinterest.

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