Strawberry Smoothie Foaming Salt Scrub Recipe

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Strawberry Smoothie Foaming Salt Scrub Recipe! Learn how to make this easy spring inspired strawberry smoothie foaming whipped salt scrub recipe! It's made with real strawberry powder which is rich in polyphenols and Vitamin C and has natural skin soothing properties.

Learn how to make this easy spring inspired strawberry smoothie foaming salt scrub recipe!

I created this foaming salt scrub recipe with real strawberry fruit powder for it’s skin soothing properties. Strawberry fruit powder is rich in polyphenols and Vitamin C and has toning properties when used in skincare products.

In addition, I used dendritic salt in lieu of regular salt. Dendritic salt has a finer grain and larger surface area than other salts which offers greater fragrance retention in cosmetic applications. It also dissolves faster in water.

Strawberry Smoothie Foaming Salt Scrub Recipe! Learn how to make this easy spring inspired strawberry smoothie foaming whipped salt scrub recipe! It's made with real strawberry powder which is rich in polyphenols and Vitamin C and has natural skin soothing properties.

Strawberry Smoothie Foaming Salt Scrub Recipe

© Rebecca D. Dillon

Ingredients:

8 oz. (227 grams) foaming bath whip
14 oz. (113 grams) dendritic salt
1 oz. (28 grams) strawberry fruit powder
.25 oz. (7 grams) strawberry fragrance oil
2 teaspoons Pink Vibrance mica powder

Instructions:

In a large container, weigh out the foaming bath whip base and the fragrance oil. Mix together. (I specifically used Crafter’s Choice foaming bath whip for my strawberry smoothie foaming salt scrub recipe.)

In a separate container weigh out the salt and strawberry fruit powder.

Then, using a measuring spoon, measure out the mica powder.

Strawberry Smoothie Foaming Salt Scrub Recipe! Learn how to make this easy spring inspired strawberry smoothie foaming whipped salt scrub recipe! It's made with real strawberry powder which is rich in polyphenols and Vitamin C and has natural skin soothing properties.

Mix the mica, strawberry powder and salt together then pour into the scented foaming bath whip base, mixing with a spatula as you go.

Strawberry Smoothie Foaming Salt Scrub Recipe! Learn how to make this easy spring inspired strawberry smoothie foaming whipped salt scrub recipe! It's made with real strawberry powder which is rich in polyphenols and Vitamin C and has natural skin soothing properties.

Once the dry ingredients are incorporated into the scented foaming bath whip base, mix well with a hand mixer on high speed for 3-5 minutes.

Strawberry Smoothie Foaming Salt Scrub Recipe! Learn how to make this easy spring inspired strawberry smoothie foaming whipped salt scrub recipe! It's made with real strawberry powder which is rich in polyphenols and Vitamin C and has natural skin soothing properties.

Now spoon or pipe the strawberry smoothie foaming salt scrub into your containers of choice. I used 9 oz. clear straight sided glass jars with silver metal lug caps from from SKS Bottle & Packaging. This product will yield around 22 oz. (624 grams) of product by volume. So I was able to fill two 9 oz. and one 4 oz. glass jars.

To use, simply remove desired amount and massage onto damp skin in the shower to cleanse, tone and exfoliate, then rinse off.

My strawberry smoothie foaming salt scrub recipe is best suited for normal to oily skin.

It is important to note that fine salt crystals will dissolve in this base over time. Therefore I recommend using larger salt crystals than the dendritic salt if you aren’t using this product right away. You can also substitute the salt with sugar.

In addition, I advise using a preservative if you’re planning to sell or store your strawberry smoothie foaming salt scrub prior to use. If selling your homemade products, you’ll need to follow FDA guidelines for labeling your product. Not sure how to label your creations? I highly recommend the book, Soap and Cosmetic Labeling: How to Follow the Rules and Regs Explained in Plain English, by Marie Gale.

Like the idea of strawberries but don’t want a strawberry scent? This foaming salt scrub recipe is also nice with a pink lemonade flavor oil!

For more recipes like my strawberry smoothie foaming salt scrub recipe, be sure to check out my DIY Bath and Body board on Pinterest.

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Fizzing Easter Egg Bath Truffles DIY

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These DIY fizzing Easter egg bath truffles add a bit of fun to bathtime! The finished fizzing 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!

These DIY fizzing Easter egg bath truffles add a bit of fun to bathtime! The finished fizzing Easter egg bath truffles fizz & bubble and color & sparkle! They also nourish skin with natural cocoa butter, babassu oil and yogurt powder.

Plus, clean up is so easy! Because this recipe (made as indicated) calls for a non-staining bath bomb colorant, everything will rinse off your tub with ease! (Check out the video to see.)

These fizzing Easter egg bath truffles make a wonderful addition not only to kids’ Easter baskets, but are also great gifts for friends, family and neighbors for spring!

This particular recipe was inspired by my friend, Cathy, who loves Lush’s golden glitter egg bath bombs. While these don’t have quite that much glitter, you can easily increase the amount of both the bath bomb color powder for more color as well as the amount of skin safe glitter for some serious sparkle! Following is my recipe.

This fizzing Easter egg bath truffles DIY adds a bit of fun to bathtime. The finished fizzing 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!

Fizzing Easter Egg Bath Truffles Recipe

© Rebecca D. Dillon

Ingredients:

8 oz. citric acid
16 oz. baking soda
2 oz. cocoa butter
2 oz. babassu oil
.5 oz. kaolin (white cosmetic) clay
1 oz. SLSA
.5 oz. yogurt powder
.15 oz. neon bikini blue powder
.5 oz. skin safe azure blue glitter (or similar)
.5 oz. skin safe twinkling lights glitter (or similar)
.3 oz. essential oil of choice, optional

Instructions:

I used large plastic Easter eggs for my fizzing Easter egg bath truffles. This recipe will yield seven large egg-shaped fizzing bath truffles.

How to make fizzing Easter egg bath truffles!

Begin by using a digital scale to weigh out the cocoa butter and babassu oil. Heat at 50% power in the microwave or in a double boiler until melted. If using a fragrance, weigh out the essential oil and stir into the wet ingredients.

How to make fizzing Easter egg bath truffles!

In a separate container, weigh out the baking soda, citric acid, kaolin clay, SLSA and yogurt powder. You will want to wear a mask for this step as the SLSA is an airborne product and it will get into your nose without a mask. Mix the dry ingredients until thoroughly combined.

How to make fizzing Easter egg bath truffles!

Now weigh out the neon bikini blue powder and the glitters. (Feel free to mix up your own color combinations! The company I purchased my azure blue glitter from no longer had this product at the time of this post.)

How to make fizzing Easter egg bath truffles!

Mix the color and glitter into the dry ingredients until they are all a uniform blue color.

How to make fizzing Easter egg bath truffles!

Now combine the wet and dry ingredients. Mix well.

How to make fizzing Easter egg bath truffles!

You’re now ready to make mold your fizzing Easter egg bath truffles. Pile the mixture into one half of a plastic egg.

Repeat with the other half of the egg.

How to make fizzing Easter egg bath truffles!

Now mash the two sides of the plastic egg tightly together.

If your plastic eggs are a flimsy rather than rigid plastic, take care not to press either of the halves on top of the other. Otherwise your fizzing Easter egg bath truffles will be difficult to remove from the plastic egg mold.

How to make fizzing Easter egg bath truffles!

Repeat this process until you’ve molded all seven fizzing Easter egg bath truffles.

Set the molded bath truffles aside for an hour or two in a location where they won’t be disturbed. Then carefully unmold each fizzing Easter egg bath truffle and wrap or packaged as desired for gifting.

To use these fizzing Easter egg bath truffles, simply add to warm running bath water and enjoy!

If you plan to sell your fizzing Easter egg bath truffles, 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.

It is important to note that, as this product contains SLSA, it is considered a foaming detergent bath product. As such labeling requires an additional caution to be printed on the label unless it states that the product is for adult use only. This is in addition to the ingredient list and directions for use and other information required for cosmetic labeling.

You can find the requirements for cosmetic labeling regulations regarding this product on the FDA website here.

For more great DIY Easter crafts, be sure to check out my DIY Homemade Easter Crafts and Treats Pinterest board. Or to discover more DIY’s similar to my fizzing Easter egg bath truffles as well as other homemade bath and body and soap recipes, be sure to check out my DIY Bath and Body board on Pinterest.

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The Spa Deck – Rediscovering a Treasure of Spa Recipes

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The Spa Deck by by Barbara Close (Author) and Susie Cushner (Photographer) is a treasure filled collection of both simple and all natural spa recipes that you can make at home.

The Spa Deck

I moved at the beginning of the year. However, I still had a lease on my old apartment until the end of February so not everything made it’s way over until recently. (We saved the furniture for last.) Anyhow, I rediscovered this deck of spa recipe cards with 50 spa recipes during the move.

The Spa Deck by by Barbara Close (Author) and Susie Cushner (Photographer) is a treasure filled collection of both simple and all natural spa recipes that you can make at home.

The Spa Deck by by Barbara Close (Author) and Susie Cushner (Photographer) is a treasure filled collection of both simple and all natural spa recipes that you can make at home.  It’s no longer in print, however, it is still possible to find used decks online and in bookstores.

Homemade Spa Recipes

Lavender + Tea Tree Blemish Remover Recipe via The Spa Deck

Some of my favorite spa recipes that stood out while shuffling back through the cards included this super useful recipe for making a lavender & tea tree blemish remover. This simple oil acne treatment uses a blend of antibacterial essential oils proven to help fight acne including tea tree, lemon, lavender and rosemary essential oils.

Natural Neroli Complexion Serum Recipe via The Spa Deck

Another favorite, especially for those with dry and/or aging skin, is this recipe for a neroli complexion serum. Neroli essential oil is commonly used to increase circulation and stimulates new cell growth and is suitable for all skin types.

Especially beneficial for dry, irritated or sensitive skin, neroli essential oil regulates oiliness and minimizes enlarged pores. It can also help to clear up acne especially in dry skin. While pricy, a little bit of this amazing essential oil goes a long way!

Homemade Calendula Cuticle Oil Recipe via The Spa Deck

And let’s not forget those cuticles! My cuticles are the worst! And because I have a bad habit of biting my nails when I’m especially stressed, my cuticles tend to rip and tear. This calendula cuticle oil recipe is made with calendula essential oil, but you can also purchase certified organic calendula oil that’s made from infusing organically grown calendula flowers in organic cold pressed olive oil.

The Spa Deck contains 50 spa recipes in all with everything from face masks to papaya body butter. So if you can get your hands on a used deck, I highly recommend it!

Hello Glow, by Stephanie Gerber (author of Hello Glow blog.) This book contains over 150 recipes for creating your own fresh, organic, and effective spa, skin care, hair-maintenance, and cosmetics recipes at home!

Alternatively, you may also love the book, Hello Glow, by Stephanie Gerber (author of Hello Glow blog.) This recently released book contains over 150 recipes for creating your own fresh, organic, and effective spa, skin care, hair-maintenance, and cosmetics recipes at home.

This book includes recipes for fun skincare products like warming chai body oil, solid shimmering perfume, creamy marsala lip gloss and an anti-aging mocha mud mask. You can buy Hello Glow online here.

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Argan Cleansing Facial Oil – A Simple Way to Simplify Your Skincare Routine + Fight Aging

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Argan Cleansing Facial Oil – A Simple Way to Simplify Your Skincare Routine + Fight AgingA simple cleansing facial oil for maturing skin.

I’ve found that as I’ve aged, choosing the right products for my skin can be challenging. Not only has my skin changed but it’s also aging. And believe me, no one wants to age. Thinning skin and wrinkles are two of my prime concerns. And as someone with sensitive skin I can’t always use products I might be interested in. So choosing natural skin care options is a priority for me. As such, one of the simplest ways I’ve found to remove makeup (when soap and water are too harsh or just won’t do the trick) is oil.

Not only will oil conquer waterproof mascara and eyeliner in addition to the other cosmetics you use on your face, but it also won’t strip your skin of the natural oils that help to keep your skin balanced. Stripped skin, of course, can lead to the overproduction of oil as your skin tries to compensate for the oils it’s lost – and in some cases this can lead to acne breakouts. And, if you’re like me, you realize that in your 30’s and 40’s (I turn 42 this June!) that acne absolutely follows you into adulthood.

Therefore one of my favorite makeup removers is also one of the simplest. Because I have aging skin (which is at points more mature than I am at heart!) I like to use argan oil. Argan oil has natural anti-aging properties that help to restore skin’s elasticity, soften wrinkles and fine lines, and restores nutrient content to skin cells. Argan oil also naturally nourishes and moisturizes skin. And, because argan oil is non-comedogenic, it won’t clog pores!

How to make your own argan cleansing facial oil.

Learn how to make your own simple argan cleansing facial oil with anti-aging properties! Made with just two ingredients this cleansing facial oil helps to fight aging naturally, effectively cleans skin and removes makeup, and works as a face serum or moisturizer!

That being said, my rosemary and argan cleansing facial oil recipe is the perfect way to simplify one part of your daily skincare routine. My easy rosemary and argan cleansing facial oil recipe requires just two ingredients – argan oil and rosemary essential oil. For super sensitive skin you can omit the rosemary essential oil all together and just use argan oil. Simply combine 1 oz. of argan oil with 12 drops of rosemary essential oil in an amber glass bottle and shake to mix. (Find the original recipe for my rosemary and argan cleansing facial oil here. Or repin it here for later.)

If you have acne prone skin, you can add a blend of natural acne fighting essential oils to argan oil instead. Simply combine 4 drops of tea tree essential oil, 6 drops rosemary essential oil, 3 drops lavender essential oil and 2 drops of lemon essential oil to 1 oz. of organic argan oil in an amber glass bottle and shake to mix.

To use apply a small amount to clean fingertips and massage onto face and closed eyelids. Use a dry or barely damp washcloth to gently wipe away dirt, oil and makeup leaving only clean, soft skin behind.

If you have tough to tackle skin issues elsewhere, you can also apply several drops of your argan cleansing facial oil to clean skin and massage into the problem areas as you would a facial moisturizer or serum. Then simply remove any remaining residue from your hands by rubbing them onto the ends of your hair or smoothing onto your hair from scalp to end for extra shine.

Once you’ve cleaned your face, follow with toner (if desired) and a natural anti-aging moisturizer.

Retinol Surge Moisturizer - Retinol Cream 2.5% - 3.4 fl oz w Best Natural Ingredients Hyaluronic Acid Serum + Green Tea + Vitamins for Anti-Aging & Anti-Wrinkle & Even Skin Tone & Acne Care

If you’re looking for a great natural anti-aging moisturizer that won’t break the bank, try Body Merry’s Retinol Surge Moisturizer. It’s made with natural and organic ingredients such as Plant Derived Hyaluronic Acid to comfort and hydrate your skin while ingredients like Wildcrafted Green Tea, Organic Jojoba Oil, Vitamin E, Vitamin B5 and Shea Butter join forces to reveal a brighter and younger looking you. This is the exact same face moisturizer that I’ve been using for the post six months and I love it!

Prefer to buy and not DIY?

Exquisite Stuff Cleansing Facial Oil from Crunchy Betty. This cleansing oil blend is the perfect combination of ingredients for dry or mature (or dry AND mature) skin. And, when you buy the product, you’ll also receive the recipe to make your own!

Looking to buy a natural cleansing facial oil? I like this Exquisite Stuff Cleansing Facial Oil from Crunchy Betty. This cleansing facial oil blend is the perfect combination of ingredients for dry or mature (or dry AND mature) skin. And, when you buy the product, you’ll also receive the recipe to make your own! Buy it now here.

Calendula Cleansing Facial Oil from Botanical Buddha. This light yet nutrient-rich cleansing oil helps to calm skin as it removes impurities so your skin feels clean and hydrated. It’s made with a soothing, Calendula-infused base oil along with a trio of enhancer oils - Aloe, Rosehip and Avocado oil - all well-known for their skin nourishing and reparative properties to offer a refreshing and natural alternative to typical soap-based cleansers.

I also like this Calendula Cleansing Facial Oil from Botanical Buddha. This light yet nutrient-rich cleansing oil helps to calm skin as it removes impurities so your skin feels clean and hydrated. It’s made with a soothing, Calendula-infused base oil along with a trio of enhancer oils – Aloe, Rosehip and Avocado oil – all well-known for their skin nourishing and reparative properties to offer a refreshing and natural alternative to typical soap-based cleansers. Buy it now here. Or Botanical Buddha also makes a honey & coconut cleansing balm that you can buy here.

This unisex organic face cleansing facial oil from Bumble & Co. is 100% natural and is made using fine oils that gently deep clean skin. Organic oils of sunflower (infused with calendula + chamomile flowers), macadamia nut, castor, and sesame will open pores, dissolving dirt and toxins, while softening and toning the skin tissue. This formula was created for both normal to dry and oily skin types.

Looking for a face cleansing oil that the entire family can use? This unisex organic face cleansing facial oil from Bumble & Co. is 100% natural and is made using fine oils that gently deep clean skin. Organic oils of sunflower (infused with calendula + chamomile flowers), macadamia nut, castor, and sesame will open pores, dissolving dirt and toxins, while softening and toning the skin tissue. This formula was created for both normal to dry and oily skin types. Buy it now here.

Formulated for oily skin, this cleansing facial oil blend gently cleanses without blocking pores. It rejuvenates skin's appearance and reduces the appearance of imperfections and acne marks.

Or if you have acne prone skin, then you’ll definitely want to to give this Oil AF Oil Cleanser from ad floreo a try! Formulated for oily skin, this facial oil blend gently cleanses without blocking pores. It rejuvenates skin’s appearance and reduces the appearance of imperfections and acne marks. Buy it now here.

My DIY anti-aging under eye cream with hyaluronic acid will leave your skin feeling soft and nourished while reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

If you like my argan cleansing facial oil recipe, then you may also be interested in learning how to make a simple 3-ingredient Hyaluronic Acid Serum, my anti-aging under eye cream and my anti-aging night cream!

This natural face luminizer recipe highlights and accents eyes, cheekbones and lips by giving skin a sheer glow without too much shine or sparkle.

In addition, you may also like my activated charcoal detox mask recipe and my natural face luminizer recipe (from the Soap Deli News archives.)

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Create Your Own Custom DIY Salves the Easy Way!

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Spark Naturals sells 100% pure essential oils, essential oil blends and related natural aromatherapy products. Their goal is to to help people bring balance into people’s lives through the use of essential oil extracts and other high quality health related products that combat the world’s cocoon of toxins, pollutants, and hazardous chemicals.

About Spark Naturals Essential Oils.

I recently discovered the company, Spark NaturalsSpark Naturals sells 100% pure essential oils, essential oil blends and related natural aromatherapy products. Their goal is to to help people bring balance into people’s lives through the use of essential oil extracts and other high quality health related products that combat the world’s cocoon of toxins, pollutants, and hazardous chemicals.

Unlike some essential oils companies, Spark Naturals is not an MLM company. However, they do offer the same products along with better pricing and availability as other similar essential oil companies.

Create your own custom DIY salves the easy way with Spark Naturals' base Foundation Salve. This salve is fantastic for those of us who want to create our own custom DIY salves, but prefer not to have to start out buying a ton of ingredients in bulk. This salve is a great way to make and mix your own products. All you need to do is heat the base and then add your own oils!

Easily create custom DIY salves with Spark Naturals!

I was especially excited by Spark Naturals’ base Foundation Salve. This salve is fantastic for those of us who want to create our own custom DIY salves, but prefer not to have to start out by buying a ton of ingredients in bulk. Spark Naturals’ base Foundation Salve is a great way to make and mix your own products. All you need to do is heat the base and then add your own essential oils!

To get you started, I recommend 12 drops of essential oil to 1 oz. of base. You can try ginger essential oil with this base for a warming sore muscle salve! Or mix 12 drops of ginger essential oil with 1 oz. of one of their carrier oils for a simple sore muscle massage oil.

And Spark Naturals’ base Foundation Salve is 100% natural. It’s made from 100% Pure Organic Virgin Coconut Oil, Organic Beeswax, Extra Virgin Organic Olive Oil and Vitamin E. That’s it! You can buy Spark Naturals’ base Foundation Salve online here. Or shop from their full line of pre-made salves here.

Sparks Naturals sells essential oil kits for making your own DIY cleaning products, cold & flu relief products and more!

In addition to the salves offered at Spark Naturals, they also sell essential oil kits for making your own DIY cleaning products, cold & flu relief products and more!

And, they also make it easy to get started with aromatherapy! Start shopping now and save up to 20% off their current sale products. You can also use coupon code: share15 for 15% off.

If you’re interested in homemade salve recipes that are a little more complex, you can find all of my salve recipes here. Make your own from scratch or use them as a springboard for inspiration for making your own custom DIY salves.

For more even more natural health and wellness tips and recipes, be sure to visit and follow my boards on Pinterest. You can also find and follow me on G+TumblrFacebookTwitterBlog Lovin’, and Instagram for behind the scene sneak peeks. Or sign up to receive new posts to your email via FeedBurner so you never miss a post.


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