8 Last Minute Mother’s Day Gift Ideas to DIY

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If you can squeeze in an hour out of your busy schedule then you can DIY these last minute Mother's Day gift ideas! Make them in an afternoon. Gift the next day.

If you stay crazy busy like me, then there’s a good chance you meant to make a homemade gift for Mother’s Day but, well, it hasn’t happened yet. So just in case you can squeeze in an hour to get your craft on, here are a few last minute Mother’s Day gift ideas you can DIY.

Last Minute  Mother’s Day Gifts to DIY

Craft these DIY Himalayan Pink Salt + Rosemary Bath Bombs via Under A Tin Roof blog as last minute Mother's Day gift!

These DIY Himalayan Pink Salt + Rosemary Bath Bombs via Under A Tin Roof are a great way to give mom the permission she too often feels she needs – I mean we were all demanding kids, right? – to wind down and relax. And chances are you’ll be able to source all of the ingredients locally between your grocer and/or your local co-op.

These DIY Rose + Lavender Bath Bombs via Lauren Conrad make a lovely homemade Mother's Day gift!

Alternately, these DIY Rose + Lavender Bath Bombs via Lauren Conrad are also lovely and contain ingredients that should be a little bit easier to gather if you don’t live close to a major city.

These DIY Mother's Day Teacup Planters via Housewives of Frederick County make a wonderful last minute Mother's Day gift! All you'll need is a vintage teacup or two, some potting soil and succulents. Plus there's a free Mother's Day printable gift tag!

If you’re a thrift store queen, then these DIY Mother’s Day Teacup Planters via Housewives of Frederick County may be right up your alley – and mom’s! (I mean, you got it from somewhere, right?) All you’ll need is a vintage teacup or two, some potting soil and succulents. The pretty Mother’s Day gift tags are also cake! Just download the free printable created by designer, Lindsey Swink, of Bare Ink Co.

This scented DIY dry oil body spray for dry skin is made with natural "dry" oils that won't leave your skin feeling greasy but still nourish and moisturize skin in need. The addition of a fragrance means you can wear your favorite scent while still caring for your skin!

My own DIY Scented Dry Oil Body Spray is also perfect for gifting. In fact, with just a few simple ingredients, all there is to this DIY is to weigh the ingredients then mix! No heating required and you’re completely done with this project in ten minutes or less. Plus I’ve also included free printable labels for easy gifting.

This coffee & black tea under eye cream is an energizing antioxidant balm that's perfect for tired eyes and skin. Made with anti-inflammatory coffee essential oil and antioxidant rich darjeeling tea, this coffee & black tea under eye cream recipe helps to blur the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while also lending its nourishing antioxidant skin care properties.

If you’re a soapmaker and have an entire arsenal of soapmaking supplies taking over your kitchen, then you may want to consider making my DIY Coffee + Black Tea Under Eye Cream. Because no matter what, most moms get run ragged when we’re kids and then spend their empty nest years trying to counteract the accelerated aging we put them through. (Well, probably not really, but moms like to joke.)

This handy dandy anti-aging cream helps to brighten and wake up tired eyes while visibly reducing the appearance of fine lines, dark circles and under eye bags. My foaming ginger & turmeric face polish recipe would also make a pretty sweet addition to mom’s anti-aging arsenal.

This easy homemade hibiscus salt scrub recipe contains exfoliating sea salt and hibiscus flowers as well as moisturizing cocoa butter and safflower oil to pamper and help soften and clarify your skin.

Salt scrubs are always a winner in the gift department. This homemade hibiscus salt scrub recipe is a snap to pull together and is made with exfoliating sea salt and hibiscus flowers as well as moisturizing cocoa butter and safflower oil to pamper and help to soften and clarify skin.

This strawberry and chocolate fudge solid sugar scrub bars recipe makes fantastic treats for your skin! Indulge in all of the sugar and chocolate your heart desires with none of the calories. Not only do my fudge solid sugar scrub bars make great homemade gifts - think Valentine's Day! - they're absolutely perfect for dry winter skin!

My DIY Strawberry + Chocolate Fudge Solid Sugar Scrub Bars make yet another mom approved gift! These were a hit with EVERYONE when I gifted them over Christmas, but the fantastic chocolate strawberry scent means you can gift them year round for any occasion. Alternately, swapping out the fragrance choice is a breeze.

This DIY fluted trinket dish via Make and Tell blog makes a lovely homemade gift for mom!

Personally, I’m crushing over this DIY Fluted Clay Trinket Dish via Make and Tell. All you need is a mini fluted cake pan, some Fimo air dry clay, varnish and a few tools and you have yourself a beautiful home decor piece that mom can stash her rings or keys in.

A beautiful collection of homemade Mother's Day gifts you can DIY!

If these last minute Mother’s Day gift ideas aren’t enough to meet your taste, then you can find 18 more fantastic last minute Mother’s Day gift ideas to DIY at Soap Deli News blog here. (Or repin these ideas here for later.) You can also find even more Mother’s Day gift ideas on my Homemade Mother’s Day Gift Ideas Pinterest board.

Alternately a Birchbox beauty box subscription also makes a fantastic last minute gift. Busy moms also appreciate food from a  food delivery program. My favorite food delivery services are Green Chef and Hello Fresh.

Printable Mother's Day Gift Tags via Make and Tell Blog

Already have your gift for Mother’s Day but the packaging is still up in the air? Download and print this free Mother’s Day gift tag via Make and Tell to polish off your package for mom.

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DIY Dry Oil Body Spray for Dry Skin + Free Printable Labels

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This scented DIY dry oil body spray for dry skin is made with natural "dry" oils that won't leave your skin feeling greasy but still nourish and moisturize skin in need. The addition of a fragrance means you can wear your favorite scent while still caring for your skin!

This scented DIY dry oil body spray for dry skin is made with natural “dry” oils that won’t leave your skin feeling greasy, but still nourish and moisturize skin in need. The addition of a fragrance means you can wear your favorite scent while still caring for your skin!

While fractionated coconut oil is often used in dry oil formulations, a lot of people with sensitive skin find coconut oil drying or irritating. Because of this, I chose to formulate my scented DIY dry oil body spray with camellia (tea) seed oil instead of coconut oil.

Like fractionated coconut oil, camellia seed oil is liquid at room temperature and has a long shelf life. When used in skin care applications, camellia seed oil can help to improve both the tone and texture of skin as well as reduce the appearance of aging. Camellia seed oil is also wonderful for hydration and is quickly and easily absorbed so that skin feels silky smooth, not greasy.

This DIY dry oil body spray is super easy to make and it’s perfect to gift for Mother’s Day. I’ve even included printable labels to make gifting even easier! Keep reading for the recipe to make this wonderful, silky & hydrating DIY dry oil body spray as well as for a link to download the printable PDF labels!

This scented DIY dry oil body spray for dry skin is made with natural "dry" oils that won't leave your skin feeling greasy but still nourish and moisturize skin in need. The addition of a fragrance means you can wear your favorite scent while still caring for your skin!

Scented DIY Dry Oil Body Spray

© Rebecca D. Dillon

Ingredients:

2.5 oz. camellia seed oil
.75 oz. rosehip seed oil
.5 oz. jojoba oil
.1 oz. babassu oil
.1 oz. skin safe fragrance oil

Instructions:

You will need a digital scale to weigh out the ingredients for my DIY dry oil body spray. In addition, you will also need two 2 oz. amber PET Boston round bottle with a smooth black fine mist sprayer. You can find the same bottles with sprayers that I used at SKS Bottle & Packaging.

If you have leftover tea infused camellia seed oil from my coffee & black tea under eye cream recipe, you can use that in place of regular camellia seed oil.

To create your DIY dry body oil spray, begin by weighing out all of the ingredients into a glass Pyrex measuring cup or similar.

Mix well to combine.

This scented DIY dry oil body spray for dry skin is made with natural "dry" oils that won't leave your skin feeling greasy but still nourish and moisturize skin in need. The addition of a fragrance means you can wear your favorite scent while still caring for your skin!

Then, using a small funnel, evenly fill both containers with the dry oil body spray.

Cap the lids on tightly, then download the labels for your DIY dry oil body spray here.

This scented DIY dry oil body spray for dry skin is made with natural "dry" oils that won't leave your skin feeling greasy but still nourish and moisturize skin in need. The addition of a fragrance means you can wear your favorite scent while still caring for your skin!

Print the labels onto a full size label sheet. Then cut out the labels individually and apply to your bottles. (If you’d like die-cut sticker labels that don’t require any cutting, I recommend checking out the label options at StickerYou. StickerYou allows you to custom design your own labels, that they then print and cut for you to save time!)

That’s it! Your scented DIY dry oil body spray is now ready for personal use or gifting! To use, simply spray onto clean skin and massage in.

Alternately, if you plan to sell your coffee & black tea under eye cream, 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.

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Homemade Mother’s Day Gifts You Can DIY

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A beautiful collection of homemade Mother's Day gifts you can DIY!

Let mom know how much she means to you this Mother’s Day with this beautiful collection of homemade Mother’s Day gifts that you can DIY!

Homemade Mother’s Day Gifts to DIY

A beautiful collection of homemade Mother's Day gifts you can DIY!

DIY Rose Sugar Scrub via Soap Deli News (Repin it here.)
Sultry Jasmine Lotion Recipe via Soap Queen (Repin it here.)
DIY Lavender Candle via A Pumpkin & A Princess (Repin it here.)
Palmarosa Lime Natural Body Balm Recipe via Soap Deli News (Repin it here.)
Silky Smooth Homemade Lotion Recipe via Live Simply (Repin it here.)
Decoupaged Terra Cotta Pots via Place of My Taste (Repin it here.)

A beautiful collection of homemade Mother's Day gifts you can DIY!

Sea Salt Face + Body Scrub Recipe via Soap Deli News (Repin it here.)
Orange Coconut Coffee Scrub Recipe via Soap Deli News (Repin it here.)
Honey Ginger Body Scrub Recipe via Lia Griffith (Repin it here.)

A beautiful collection of homemade Mother's Day gifts you can DIY!

DIY Framed Pressed Flowers via UO Blog (Repin it here.)
DIY Paper Eden Roses via The House That Lars Built (Repin it here.)
Blueberry Lemon Olive Oil Curd Tartlettes Recipe via Adventures in Cooking (Repin it here.)
Silken Rose + Green Tea Lotion Recipe via Humblebee & Me (Repin it here.)

A beautiful collection of homemade Mother's Day gifts you can DIY!

Natural Chocolate Rose Hand Cream Recipe via Soap Deli News. (Repin it here.)

Let mom know how much she means to you this Mother's Day with this beautiful collection of homemade Mother's Day gifts that you can DIY!

Luxardo Cherry Truffles Recipe via A Beautiful Mess (Repin it here.)
DIY Donut Soap via Soap Deli News (Repin it here.)
DIY Under the Sea Succulent Arrangement via Succulents & Sunshine (Repin it here.)
DIY Spring Flower Magnets via Lulu the Baker (Repin it here.)

For even more great homemade Mother’s Day gifts you can DIY, be sure to follow my Homemade Mother’s Day Gifts Pinterest board.

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Unicorn Macaron Soap Tutorial

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Unicorn Macaron Soap Tutorial! Learn how to make your own DIY unicorn macaron soaps with this soapmaking tutorial from Soap Deli News blog!

Unicorn Macaron Soap Tutorial

Learn how to make these sweet unicorn soaps with my unicorn macaron soap tutorial! Made using melt and pour soap bases, my unicorn macaron soap tutorial will guide you through the steps of making your own unicorn macaron soaps! Just melt, pour then paint your soaps for a sweet homemade gift!

Supplies Needed:

Learn how to make unicorn macaron soap with this cute unicorn macaron soap mold and a tutorial from Soap Deli News blog.

You will need at least one unicorn macaron mold to create your unicorn macaron soap. I bought three of the molds (pictured above) from Sugar Skull Molds here.

(Note that if you buy any three molds from Sugar Skull Molds you will get a fourth one free. You will need to type in the fourth mold that you’d like to receive free in the notes when you check out. Otherwise a random mold will be chosen for you. Also, in addition to the unicorn macaron soap mold, Sugar Skull Molds also sells several other unicorn molds that you can find here.)

You will also need a white melt and pour soap base, a clear melt and pour soap base, your choice of fragrance oils or essential oils (if you’d like to scent your soap), a digital scale, isopropyl (rubbing alcohol), skin safe mica powders, skin safe glitter, liquid neon pink soap color, a spray bottle, Pyrex measuring cups, a round silicone soap mold, a microwave and stirring utensils. Cutting boards are also useful.

Learn how to make these sweet unicorn soaps with my unicorn macaron soap tutorial! Made using a melt and pour soap base, my unicorn macaron soap tutorial will guide you through the steps of making your own unicorn macaron soaps! Just melt, pour then paint your soaps for a sweet homemade gift!

To create my unicorn macaron soaps, I specifically used the blue vibrance mica and the pink vibrance mica from Nurture Soap. For the sparkle you can use either Nurture Soap’s twinkling lights glitter or super sparkles mica. The shimmer gold mica is also a nice choice if you prefer a gold horn.

The amount of soap and other materials you’ll need will depend on how many unicorn macaron soaps you plan to make at one time. However, I’ll explain how to figure out the amounts you’ll need as we go through the tutorial!

Ready to get started?

Step One: Make the unicorn macaron soap embeds!

Unicorn Macaron Soap Tutorial from Soap Deli News blog!

You’ll begin by making the unicorn macaron soap embeds for your soap. You’ll use around .45 oz. of white soap base for each unicorn macaron soap embed that you want to make. If you want to make three at a time, then you would multiply .45 oz. by 3 to give you the amount of soap you need. So .45 oz. x 3 = 1.35 oz. soap base.

Then, to figure the amount of fragrance oil you need to scent your soap, you’d multiply the amount of soap you’ll be using for the embeds by the percentage of fragrance oil or essential oil you’d like to scent your soap with. I recommend using fragrance oils at 2-4% or essential oil at .5-1%. However, you should also check with manufacturer guidelines to be safe so you are not exceeding the maximum usage rate for your product. So 1.35 oz. x .02 (or 2%) = .027 oz. fragrance oil.

It’s also important to note that if you’d like your unicorn macaron soap embeds to be a bright white, avoid any fragrances that contain vanilla or have a deep yellow tint. You can also simply leave your unicorn macaron soap embed unscented.

Additionally, not all melt and pour soap bases weigh the same amount – especially from brand to brand. So you may want to melt a random amount of base and pour into it one of the unicorn macaron molds, let it harden, then unmold and weigh it to determine the correct amount of soap you need for each embed. I recommend using slightly more soap base than what is called for as some inevitably ends up stuck to the side of the container(s.)

Now that you’ve figured out the amount of white soap base you need, you’re ready to create your unicorn macaron soap embeds.

How to make unicorn macaron soap.

Using a digital scale, weigh out the amount of white soap base needed to create your embeds, then cut the base into chunks.

Heat the base in the microwave in 20-30 second increments until melted. You’ll want to stir the base in between each heating session.

Now weigh out the fragrance or essential oil (if desired) that you need for the amount of soap base you are using and stir into the melted soap.

Unicorn Macaron Soap Tutorial

Now pour the melted white soap base into the unicorn macaron soap molds.

Unicorn Macaron Soap Tutorial

I recommend placing the molds between two cutting boards (of even height) to keep them from tipping (as pictured.)

Carefully pour the melted white soap base into the molds, then spritz the tops of the soap with rubbing alcohol to remove any air bubbles.

Unicorn Macaron Soap Tutorial

Allow the unicorn macaron soap embeds to harden completely, then carefully push each one out of the mold. You can freeze your molds first if you have trouble getting your soap out.

Carefully clean up the edges of your embeds with a sharp knife or the edge of your fingernail if needed. Set aside.

Step Two: Make the pink round soaps!

Unicorn Macaron Soap Tutorial

Now you’ll make the round pink soap bars that your unicorn macaron soap embeds will be placed on.

I used a Crafter’s Choice basic round silicone soap mold for this step. If you don’t own this mold you can use a similar round silicone soap mold.

If you want a bold pink round soap, use a clear melt and pour soap base for this step. Otherwise, if you’d like a pastel pink round soap, use a white melt and pour soap base.

Each of these cavities holds around 5 oz. of soap base. However, you may want to want to melt a random amount of base and pour the melted base into one of your mold’s cavities, let it harden, then unmold the soap to be sure of the the amount of soap you need for each bar.

However, it’s important to note that you aren’t filling the cavities for this soap mold to the top. Instead you’ll be leaving room at the top for the unicorn macaron soap embeds and additional soap to hold the embeds in place.

For each of my pink round soap bars, I used 4.55 oz. of white melt and pour soap base.

Weigh out the amount of soap you’ll need then cut the soap base into chunks. Heat to melt, then add the color and mix well. I recommend starting with a small amount of color and then adding more as needed until you reach your desired color.

If you’re scenting your soaps, figure the amount of fragrance needed for the amount of soap you are using. Then weigh out the fragrance and stir into the melted soap base.

Unicorn Macaron Soap Tutorial

Now slowly pour the melted pink soap base into each of the mold’s cavities (based on the number of unicorn macaron soap bars you are making) and spritz the tops of each with rubbing alcohol to remove any air bubbles.

Set the soap aside to cool and fully harden.

Once the soap has fully set up, you’re ready for the next step!

Step Three: Combine the elements!

Unicorn Macaron Soap Tutorial

You’ll now cut and melt a clear melt and pour soap base to adhere your unicorn macaron soap embeds to your pink round soap bars!

For each soap bar you’ll need about .5 oz. of clear melt and pour soap base. Determine the amount of soap base you’ll need for the number of bars you are making. If you’re using a fragrance or essential oil, do the math to figure the amount you’ll need for it as well.

Now weigh out the amount of clear soap base you need. Cut it into chunks then heat and melt in the microwave.

If using a fragrance, weigh out the amount needed and stir into the melted soap base.

Unicorn Macaron Soap Tutorial

Next, add a small amount of twinkling lights glitter (or similar) to the melted clear soap base and stir to incorporate.

Now spritz the tops of your pink soap bars with rubbing alcohol.

Pour a small amount of the clear melted soap base onto each of the pink soap bars in your mold and gently press each of your unicorn macaron soap embeds onto each of the pink soap bars.

Unicorn Macaron Soap Tutorial

Position the soap embeds in the center of each of the soaps, then pour the remaining soap base around the unicorn macaron soap embeds. Stop pouring just before you reach the top edge of the embeds so part of the embeds is still sticking out from the soap.

Unicorn Macaron Soap Tutorial

Now spritz the tops of the soaps with rubbing alcohol to remove any air bubbles.

Allow the soap to fully harden and set up.

Step Four: Paint on the details!

Unicorn Macaron Soap Tutorial

Once the soaps have set up fully in the molds, carefully remove each of the soaps from the mold cavities.

You’ll now use your micas and/or glitter combined with rubbing alcohol to paint the faces onto your unicorn macaron soaps!

In small containers, combine a small amount of rubbing alcohol with a small amount of your micas. Mix to combine. You want the mica to be thick enough to be opaque when painted on, but just thin enough that it doesn’t clump. I used pink mica for the mouth, ears and cheeks and blue mica for the horn and eyes.

Unicorn Macaron Soap Tutorial

Using a paint brush, paint on the cheeks, mouth and the insides of the ears in your desired color. Don’t worry if you mess up. Simply wipe off the mica with a cloth or paper towel and a small amount of rubbing alcohol.

Now, using a dry brush, dab the twinkling lights glitter into the unicorn cheeks. (Alternately you can also mix the pink mica with a bit of super sparkles mica just for the cheeks.)

Unicorn Macaron Soap Tutorial

Now using the blue mica and alcohol mix, paint on the eyes and paint the horn.

Using a dry brush, dab the twinkling lights glitter into the blue mica on the unicorn horn. (Alternately you can also mix the blue mica with a bit of super sparkles mica just for the horns.)

Learn how to make these sweet unicorn soaps with my unicorn macaron soap tutorial! Made using a melt and pour soap base, my unicorn macaron soap tutorial will guide you through the steps of making your own unicorn macaron soaps! Just melt, pour then paint your soaps for a sweet homemade gift!

Allow the soaps to dry completely then carefully wrap each one tightly in foodservice film. Your finished unicorn macaron soaps are now ready for gifting!

Mermaid Soap! Make waves with this awesome mermaid soap tutorial that lets you explore your creative side!

If you liked my unicorn macaron soap tutorial, then you may also like my mermaid soap tutorial, my DIY unicorn balm and my unicorn poop sugar scrub recipe.

Or, if you’re looking for homemade unicorn soaps to buy, then be sure to visit my unicorn themed favorites on Etsy here.

Like my tutorial animated gifs? I made them using the Momento app for iPhone. You can learn more about this app here.

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Fun DIY Spring Sugar Scrubs in Bunny & Chick Shapes for Easter

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Learn how to make your own fun DIY spring sugar scrubs in bunny and chick shapes for Easter! Made from a moldable semi-solid sugar scrub, these spring sugar scrubs are fun both in and out of the tub!

Learn how to make your own fun DIY spring sugar scrubs in bunny and chick shapes for Easter! Made from my own original moldable semi-solid sugar scrub recipe, these spring sugar scrubs are fun both in and out of the tub! Plus a combination of mostly natural ingredients makes them suitable for kids to enjoy as often as they want.

Learn how to make your own fun DIY spring sugar scrubs in bunny and chick shapes for Easter! Made from a moldable semi-solid sugar scrub, these spring sugar scrubs are fun both in and out of the tub!

Crafted using the exact same recipe as my unicorn poop sugar scrub, both my bunny and chick spring sugar scrubs can be made using the same batch of my moldable semi-solid sugar scrub “dough.” Simply make a batch, then divide it as needed for the number of colors you want.

Learn how to make your own fun DIY spring sugar scrubs in bunny and chick shapes for Easter! Made from a moldable semi-solid sugar scrub, these spring sugar scrubs are fun both in and out of the tub!

In my case, I used a combo of colors for a purple-gray for my bunny butts and yellow for my Easter chicks. The simple details are then painted on using micas and isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol.

You can pre-make the “dough” base for these spring sugar scrubs then create the shapes and paint on the details with your kids or grandkids for a craft afternoon filled with fun!

Learn how to make your own fun DIY spring sugar scrubs in bunny and chick shapes for Easter! Made from a moldable semi-solid sugar scrub, these spring sugar scrubs are fun both in and out of the tub!

DIY Spring Sugar Scrubs

© Rebecca D. Dillon

Ingredients:

.75 oz. refined cocoa butter
6 oz. ultra refined shea butter
1 oz. extra virgin chia seed oil
.75 oz. emulsifying wax
.5 oz. xanthan gum powder
.15 oz. castor oil
.35 oz. vegetable glycerin
.75 oz. Stephenson’s Natural SLS Free Melt and Pour Soap Base
.05 oz. kaolin clay (white cosmetic clay)
16 oz. granulated white sugar
.25 oz. essential oil or .4 oz. fragrance oil, of choice
liquid melt & pour soap colors and/or skin safe mica powders, to suit

Instructions:

You will need a digital scale to weigh the ingredients for my DIY spring sugar scrubs. I recommend this Baker’s Math Scale if you plan to make a lot of bath, body or soap recipes.

Begin by weighing out the cocoa butter, shea butter and emulsifying wax into a large glass Pyrex measuring cup or similar. Heat at 50% power in a microwave until melted. (Alternately you may also use a double boiler.)

Weigh out the melt and pour soap base and cut into small chunks. Stir into the melted butters and wax until melted. You can reheat if necessary to continue melting the soap base.

While these ingredients are still hot, weigh out the xanthan gum powder and whisk into the melted ingredients until it has dissolved.

Next, you’ll weigh out the remaining oils and glycerin. Combine the chia seed oil, castor oil, essential or fragrance oil and vegetable glycerin in the bowl with the previously melted ingredients and stir well.

In a separate container, weigh out the kaolin clay and sugar. Mix to combine.

Now pour the clay and sugar mixture into the liquid ingredients and mix well.

Set the mixture aside until it starts to thicken then remix with a spoon or spatula.

Now mix the sugar scrub mixture using a KitchenAid stand mixer as it continues to thicken.

You can place the sugar scrub mixture in the refrigerator to speed up the cooling process if desired.

Once the mixture begins to look white and a little fluffy – kind of like marshmallow fluff – remove the mixing bowl from the stand mixer base and place it briefly in the fridge.

When sugar scrub starts to feel as if it’s hardening, remove it from the refrigerator.

Remix the sugar scrub mixture with your hands. Your body heat will make the sugar scrub pliable sort of like Play-doh.

You’re now ready to create your bunny and chick spring sugar scrubs!

You’ll start by dividing the sugar scrub “dough” into the number of colors you’d like to use. Working with one ball of sugar scrub “dough” at a time, add the colorant(s) to the first sugar scrub “dough” a little at a time. Knead well to incorporate the color in between adding the colorant. Once you’ve reached the color you want, repeat with any additional sugar scrub “dough” and colorants.

In this instance I colored half of my sugar scrub “dough” yellow for the little chick spring sugar scrubs and a combination of colors for the bunny butts to create a purplish-gray.

Learn how to make your own fun DIY spring sugar scrubs in bunny and chick shapes for Easter! Made from a moldable semi-solid sugar scrub, these spring sugar scrubs are fun both in and out of the tub!

Now divide the yellow colored sugar scrub “dough” into palm sized or smaller chunks and roll them into balls.

Do the same for the bunny butts, but leave some left over scrub off to the side. Once you’ve rolled out the balls for the bunny butts, roll out several smaller balls for the bunny tails and two more small balls for each of the bunny butts.

Roll the balls for the bunny feet on a flat surface until they are slightly oblong, then gently press flat.

Press the bunny feet onto the bottom of the large balls you created as your bunny butts. If you’re worried about the feet sticking during transport or if you’re gifting your spring sugar scrubs, simply dip the bottoms of the bunny feet into a small amount of melted natural melt and pour soap base and use it to adhere the components of your bunny together.

Now dip each sphere you created for the bunny tails into skin safe glitter or mica. I used Super Sparkles mica powder for my bunny tails. Then adhere the tails to your bunny butts as photographed above the bunny feet.

Set both the chick and the bunny spring sugar scrubs aside to harden back up. You can of course speed up this process by placing them in the fridge.

Once your bunny and chick sugar scrubs are nice and firm you’re ready to paint on the designs! This is done in basically the same way I painted on the micas for my DIY mermaid soaps!

You will use micas to paint the details your spring sugar scrubs. Grab a small container for each color you want to use to paint your scrubs.

Add a small amount of mica to each container followed by a small amount of isopropyl alcohol. As you want bold colors, use as little alcohol as possible to dampen the mica just enough that you can smoothly spread it with a small paintbrush.

To paint on the bunny feet simply paint one large circle in a contrasting color to your bunny’s color at the top of the bottoms of all the bunny feet. Then also paint three small circles on the bottoms of all the feet. Let them dry and your spring bunny sugar scrubs are done!

To make your chick sugar scrubs it’s pretty much the same deal and also super easy. Paint two small circles for eyes – or use candy eyes like I did for my DIY poop emoji bubble bars – and then paint on triangles for each of their beaks! Let them dry and now your spring chick sugar scrubs are complete!

Now all you need to do is package your spring sugar scrubs in large 16 oz. clear PET (BPA free) jars or wrap tightly in food service film and label as desired.

To use simply scoop or tear off desired amount from a chick or bunny and massage onto wet skin as you would a solid sugar scrub cube.

If you’d like to sell these chick and bunny spring sugar scrubs for Easter, be sure 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.

Peep inspired Easter Bunny Soaps by Sunbasilgarden Soap

Don’t have the time to make your Easter basket stuffers or spring inspired gifts? Then be sure to check these awesome Peep inspired Easter Bunny Soaps from Sunbasilgarden Soap (pictured above) along with a lot of other wonderful, handmade spring inspired soaps and scrubs on Etsy here.

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I also really love these bunny soaps by Johnny Ate My Soap that I discovered on instagram! (All of Johnny Ate My Soap‘s instagram photos actually kind of make my knees weak.)

If you’re looking for more great Easter or spring projects to make either to sell or for friends and family, then be sure to check out my collection of crafts, recipes and ideas on my DIY Homemade Easter Crafts & Treats Pinterest board here. Or follow my DIY Bath and Body Pinterest board for more homemade sugar scrub and other bath and body recipes.

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