Natural Lip Balm Recipe with Organic Essential Oils (For Less Than 50¢ Each!)

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Feed your lip balm addiction with this simple natural lip balm recipe with organic essential oils. You’ll love how much money you can save just by making your own natural lip balms! In fact, you can craft my natural lip balm recipe with mostly certified organic ingredients for up to 500% less than what natural lip balms cost in stores!

Essential Oils Natural Lip Balm Recipe with Ginger & Cardamom. Feed your lip balm addiction with this simple natural lip balm recipe with organic essential oils. You'll love how much money you can save just by making your own natural lip balms!

Everyone loves lip balm. And it seems we can never have just one. No longer reserved just for winter months, lip balms have become a year round staple. So whether you have chapped lips from excess sun exposure, wind burns or they’re suffering from drying, long lasting matte lip sticks, you need those lip balms!

I seem to always be losing lip balms. And since I never know when I’ll need one, I always have extras stashed away. Of course in the summer I always forget and leave my natural lip balms in my car. Which in turn leads to a melty mess. So I replace that lip balm (with no clue how half of it magically disappeared from the tube) only to have the same thing happen to me again. And of course, I always forget about them in pockets (they occasionally get washed) or lose them in the bottom of my purse or backpack.

Save Money With This Natural Lip Balm Recipe!

Replacing lip balms however can get expensive fast. Many natural lip balms, like the EOS brand lip balm, cost $3 or a more each. By making your own organic natural lip balms however, you can easily create a dozen natural lip balms for a fraction of the price.

I purchased the ingredients for my natural lip balm recipe with organic essential oils from Mountain Rose Herbs. Based on their current pricing structure, I was able to make my natural lip balms for about 23¢ each sans packaging. In most cases, your cost for packaging your lip balms will double the unit price.

This lip plumping lip balm recipe gives lips a zing of clove essential oil to help plump lips with the added bonus of bronze brown shimmery tint!

While slide tins do tend to cost more, you can buy a case of 24 slide tins from SKS Bottle & Packaging for about 60¢ each. Based on my natural lip balm recipe making eight .25 oz. lip balms, packaging your natural lip balms in slide tins will cost about 83¢ each.

However, if you decide to fill .15 oz. traditional white lip balm tubes, like those from Mountain Rose Herbs, this natural lip balm recipe actually makes thirteen homemade lip balms! These tubes run around 22¢ each (for a case of 50.) Therefore you can make thirteen tubes of natural lip balm recipe for around 46¢ each. Buying your own natural lip balms would cost you six times as much!

(Please note that none of my calculations include shipping costs as this can vary drastically from state to state. While others may choose to buy locally.)

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While a baker’s dozen of natural lip balms may seem like a lot, they do have a long shelf life. Plus, how many times has your son or daughter lost that new tube of lip balm you just bought? So rest assured, I’m sure you’ll find plenty of uses for your lip balm bounty.

I find that my friends and co-workers appreciate it when I have an extra tube of lip balm handy. Plus these natural lip balms are also great party favors as well as stocking stuffers during the holiday season. Even better, you can use the leftover ingredients to make even more lip balms! (I have a ton of homemade lip balm recipes!)

Alternately, these ingredients are also common natural ingredients in both homemade soap recipes as well as bath and beauty recipes such as body butters and hair masks.

Ready to get started making your own budget friendly lip balms? Then be sure to check out my natural lip balm with ginger & cardamom essential oils below. Plus discover 30 more natural lip balm recipes.

Essential Oils Natural Lip Balm Recipe - For Less Than 50¢ Each. Feed your lip balm addiction with this simple natural lip balm recipe with organic essential oils. You'll love how much money you can save just by making your own natural lip balms!

Essential Oils Natural Lip Balm Recipe

© Rebecca D. Dillon

Ingredients:

. 5 oz. beeswax pastilles (made in the USA)
.5 oz. sweet almond oil
.25 oz. non-GMO verified & certified organic refined coconut oil
.25 oz. fair trade & certified organic refined shea butter
.1 oz. certified organic castor oil
12 drops fair trade & certified organic ginger essential oil
8 drops fair trade & certified organic cardamom essential oil

Instructions:

Using a digital scale, begin by weighing out the beeswax, shea butter, coconut oil, castor oil and sweet almond oil called for in my natural lip balm recipe.

Combine in a double boiler. (I like this double boiler insert from Mountain Rose Herbs.)

Then heat the ingredients over medium until melted. (Learn how to use a double boiler here.)

Essential Oils Natural Lip Balm Recipe! Feed your lip balm addiction with this simple natural lip balm recipe with organic essential oils and make your own natural lip balms for less than 50¢ each!

Once all of the ingredients have liquified, remove from heat.

Then, using a dropper or a graduated plastic transfer pipette, add the organic essential oils to the liquid. Mix to combine.

Now carefully pour your natural lip balm into your containers of choice. Once cool, you can cap your lip balm tubes. Or slide on the lids to your slide tins.

Essential Oils Natural Lip Balm Recipe - For Less Than 50¢ Each. Feed your lip balm addiction with this simple natural lip balm recipe with organic essential oils. You'll love how much money you can save just by making your own natural lip balms!

If desired, you can use washi tape to easily decorate your natural lip balms as desired.

More Natural Lip Balm Recipes

Once you’ve seen how EASY it is to make your own natural lip balms AND how much money you can save, you’re going to be addicted. So here’s a collection of more natural lip balm recipes that are easy to make at home. (These are also great crafts for ladies nights or teen sleepovers.)

Essential Oils Natural Lip Balm Recipe - For Less Than 50¢ Each. Feed your lip balm addiction with this simple natural lip balm recipe with organic essential oils. You'll love how much money you can save just by making your own natural lip balms!

Essential Oils Natural Lip Balm Recipe - For Less Than 50¢ Each. Feed your lip balm addiction with this simple natural lip balm recipe with organic essential oils. You'll love how much money you can save just by making your own natural lip balms!

Essential Oils Natural Lip Balm Recipe - For Less Than 50¢ Each. Feed your lip balm addiction with this simple natural lip balm recipe with organic essential oils. You'll love how much money you can save just by making your own natural lip balms!

Essential Oils Natural Lip Balm Recipe with Ginger & Cardamom. Feed your lip balm addiction with this simple natural lip balm recipe with organic essential oils that you can craft for less than 50¢ each! Plus 30 more natural lip balm recipes to DIY!

Essential Oils Natural Lip Balm Recipe with Ginger & Cardamom. Feed your lip balm addiction with this simple natural lip balm recipe with organic essential oils that you can craft for less than 50¢ each! Plus 30 more natural lip balm recipes to DIY!

Essential Oils Natural Lip Balm Recipe with Ginger & Cardamom. Feed your lip balm addiction with this simple natural lip balm recipe with organic essential oils that you can craft for less than 50¢ each! Plus 30 more natural lip balm recipes to DIY!

If you enjoy my ginger & cardamom natural lip balm recipe, then you may also like my collection of the best natural deodorant recipes for summer. Or try my summer inspired pink lemonade lip scrub recipe. You can also learn how to save more money on natural beauty products with my anti-aging microdermabrasion scrub recipe.

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Best Natural Deodorant Recipes to Fight Odor Causing Bacteria This Summer

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Conquer summer sweat with this collection of the best natural deodorant recipes to kill odor causing bacteria this summer! And they’re all baking soda free so they’re suitable for even the most sensitive skin!

Best Natural Deodorant Recipes to Kill Odor Causing Bacteria This Summer! Conquer summer sweat with this collection of the best natural deodorant recipes to kill odor causing bacteria this summer! And they're all baking soda free so they're suitable for even the most sensitive skin!

Ah summer. It’s the perfect time for outdoor adventures. Swimming, hiking, lazy Sundays on the river. But it’s also hot. And occasionally humid. And that means sweat! While many of us aren’t thrilled at the idea of sweating, there’s nothing worse than stinky summer sweat.

Underarm odor is caused by bacteria being broken down by the apocrine glands in our arm pits. And while many of us, myself included, turned to anti-perspirants for years to tackle tough odors and stop sweat, it’s not the best solution. With concerning possible links to both breast cancer and prostrate cancer, I’d rather not gamble with my health. Therefore I opt for using a natural deodorant with safe ingredients.

Best Natural Deodorant Recipes to Kill Odor Causing Bacteria This Summer! Conquer summer sweat with this collection of the best natural deodorant recipes to kill odor causing bacteria this summer! And they're all baking soda free so they're suitable for even the most sensitive skin!

While underarm sweating is often a challenge when making the switch to a natural deodorant, it’s definitely a healthier lifestyle choice. After all, we are supposed to sweat.

I’ve heard stories of professionals who actually place panty liners inside the armpits of their blazers to absorb excess sweat. After all, it’s hard to always appear in command of your job if your blazer looks like it’s being worn by a nervous nilly. However, opting for a natural deodorant can and does work. While there may be some sweating to contend with on those muggy hot days, you can still smell as fresh as lovely as a summer rose!

Learn why you should make the switch to a natural deodorant!

I’ve been through my own set of challenges in my quest to find the right natural deodorant for my skin. Like many others before me, I tried the natural baking soda deodorants that wrecked my pits with a painful red rash. I’ve also tried other natural deodorant brands that seemed like they just didn’t do anything at all. This led to me formulating my own homemade natural deodorant recipes.

Following is my collection of the best natural deodorant recipes without baking soda to kill odor causing bacteria this summer. I hope that you enjoy these natural deodorants recipes as much as I do. And that you find the a healthy, natural solution that works for you!

Best Natural Deodorant Recipes

Sensitive Skin Deodorant Recipe with Natural Probiotics! If you've been on the fence about switching to a natural deodorant, then you must try this sensitive skin deodorant recipe! Free of irritating baking soda, this all natural deodorant works hard at fighting odors without leaving you with an angry red rash. #deodorant #diy #health #natural #skincare

Sensitive Skin Deodorant Recipe with Natural Probiotics

If you’ve been on the fence about switching to a natural deodorant, then you must try this sensitive skin deodorant recipe! Free of irritating baking soda, this all natural deodorant works hard at fighting odors without leaving you with an angry red rash.

Formulated with magnesium hydroxide for its deodorizing properties, my sensitive skin deodorant recipe also contains arrowroot powder and Fuller’s Earth clay to help absorb excess wetness. The addition of probiotics then additionally helps to destroy tough odors caused by bad bacteria by contributing to the biodiversity and strength of your skin microbiome. Get the recipe here.

The BEST natural deodorant recipe for summer! This non-irritating homemade deodorant recipe contains NO baking soda so it's perfect for sensitive skin. Plus the higher melt point makes it a perfectly travel worthy skin care solution for tough sweat and odors. Stash this DIY deodorant in your backpack and take it along on camping trips and to summer festivals without worrying about it turning into an oily mess!

Palmarosa + Lime Natural Deodorant Recipe with Aloe Vera Oil

Specifically formulated to be travel worthy during hot summer months, this natural deodorant recipe with essential oils has a higher melting point than other natural deodorants. That way you take it with you on hikes, camping or to summer festivals without having to worry about it melting.

Crafted with arrowroot powder, magnesium hydroxide and bentonite clay, this no baking soda natural deodorant recipe won’t irritate sensitive skin. Plus palmarosa and lime essential oils combine for a fresh scent and to help to fight odor causing bacteria. This is one of the top best natural deodorant recipes for an active and adventurous summer! You can find this natural deodorant recipe here.

Natural Deodorant Recipe with French Green Clay! Whether you prefer a stick or a cream deodorant, this versatile lavender bergamot deodorant recipe with French green clay offers some of the best wetness and odor protection yet! And it's completely 100% natural. #deodorant #diy #health #wellness #skincare #recipe #natural #beauty #lifestyle

Lavender Bergamot Deodorant Recipe with French Green Clay

Whether you prefer a stick or a cream deodorant, this versatile lavender bergamot deodorant recipe with French green clay offers some of the best wetness and odor protection! Not only is it free of coconut oil (for those with allergies) it’s also completely 100% natural. Learn to make this natural deodorant here.

Manuka Oil Deodorant Recipe! This manuka oil deodorant recipe is a great choice for anyone wanting to switch to a natural, non-irritating deodorant. Made with antifungal and antibacterial manuka essential oil and detoxifying, mineral rich sea clay, this natural manuka oil deodorant fights body odor without synthetic or controversy ingredients and offers a fresh, uni-sex scent perfect for summer.

Manuka Essential Oil Deodorant Recipe with Detoxifying Sea Clay

This manuka oil deodorant recipe is a great choice for anyone wanting to switch to a natural, non-irritating deodorant. It’s formulated using antifungal and antibacterial manuka essential oil as well as detoxifying, mineral rich sea clay.

Created to have a slightly higher melting point to compensate for warmer indoor temperatures during summer, this natural manuka oil deodorant recipe fights body odor without synthetic or toxic ingredients and offers a fresh, uni-sex scent perfect for summer. Get this natural, no baking soda deodorant recipe here.

This natural lavender cream deodorant recipe is free of irritating baking soda and contains only natural ingredients like arrowroot powder, magnesium hydroxide and bacteria fighting neem oil. In addition, it can be used for other skin care issues. In addition to using this lavender cream deodorant under your arms to fight odor, also try it on your feet to keep them from sweating and stinking in hot shoes, on your face solo or underneath makeup to keep your face shine free and fight acne, or you can even use it as an acne fighting face mask! How's that for a four-in-one product?

Natural Lavender Cream Deodorant Recipe with Bentonite Clay

This natural cream deodorant recipe is good for more than just a deodorant. In addition to using this natural deodorant to fight underarm odor, it also works great as a spot acne treatment for oily summer skin. You can also use it on your feet to keep them from sweating and stinking in hot shoes, underneath makeup to keep your face shine free or as an acne fighting face mask!

Like my other best natural deodorant recipes, this one is free of irritating baking soda and contains only natural ingredients like arrowroot powder, magnesium hydroxide and bacteria fighting neem oil. Get the recipe for this 4-in-1 deodorant and skin care cream here.

This natural neem oil deodorant recipe is a no baking soda deodorant that won't irritate skin. Learn how to make your own plus choose from two awesome printable deodorant labels for your own no baking soda neem oil deodorant. Choose from a Star Wars inspired deodorant label for a Wook Control Stick or a basic Natural Neem Oil Deodorant label.

Natural Neem Oil Deodorant Recipe

This natural no baking soda deodorant recipe won’t irritate skin and is made with tough, odor fighting anti-bacterial neem oil and organic essential oils. Learn how to make your own neem oil deodorant plus choose from two awesome printable deodorant labels for your finished product. Discover this natural deodorant recipe and the free printable labels here.

Best Natural Deodorants to Buy This Summer

Looking for an effective natural deodorant you can buy rather than DIY? I recommend the Nubian Heritage Indian Hemp and Haitian Vetiver Deodorant with Neem Oil. I tested out this deodorant after running out of my own and being unable to locate a baking soda free deodorant with magnesium last minute locally. Formulated with Propanediol, a tested effective natural ingredient derived from Corn in a fermentation process, this deodorant really does provide 24-hour odor protection.

I also like SmartyPits Natural/Aluminum Free Prebiotic Deodorant in Rosemary Mint. An aluminum-free, paraben-free, phthalate-free natural deodorant, this brand takes a smart approach to odor control by getting to its source. It feeds our body’s good bacteria with prebiotics in order to fight the odor causing bad bacteria.

I’ve found that Smarty Pits deodorant controls wetness better than the Nubian Heritage deodorant. However, it does not control odor for nearly as long. I sometimes apply both of these deodorants on super hot, sweaty days. The Nubian Heritage first, followed by Smarty Pits, for the perfect combination of both odor and wetness control.

(I buy SmartyPits deodorant from Grove Co. to save money on this and other natural home and health care products.)

Discover More Natural Skin Care Recipes

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All Natural Makeup Setting Spray to Keep Makeup in Place This Summer

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This all natural makeup setting spray isn’t just your average makeup setting spray. It’s also a multi-purpose product that doubles as a hydration spray for summer skin. As such, my all natural makeup setting spray is the perfect multi-tasker.

All Natural Makeup Setting Spray DIY. This natural makeup setting spray is more than just a makeup setting spray. It's also a multi-purpose product that doubles as a skin hydrating spray that soothes and hydrates skin. So it's not only perfect for keeping your makeup in place all summer long. It also hydrates parched skin and soothes summer sunburns.

It not only keeps your makeup in place all summer long, it also hydrates and moisturizes parched, dry skin. Plus it’s perfect for soothing painful summer sunburns.

Keep reading to learn how to make your own all natural makeup setting spray. Plus download the free printable labels for your own finished product.

About the (Not So) Secret Ingredient in my All Natural Makeup Setting Spray

Formulated with just four simple, natural ingredients my all natural makeup spray contains a combination of organic witch hazel extract, aloe vera gel, organic vegetable glycerin and my (not so) secret ingredient – certified organic rose hydrosol from Mountain Rose Herbs. Mountain Rose Herbs organic rose hydrosol is expertly crafted by their own distiller from handpicked petals of Rosa damascena using water-steam distillation.

Suitable for a variety of cosmetic uses, this rose hydrosol spray is what also makes my all natural makeup setting spray an indulgent hydrating body spray! Additionally, you’ll find that rose hydrosol is also suitable for all skin types. This includes those with sensitive or mature skin.

Therefore you can use this product for more than just my all natural makeup setting spray. It can also be used as a luxurious addition to your own homemade face mask recipes. Or try it in your homemade toner recipes as well!

This all natural makeup setting spray DIY does more than just keep makeup in place. It also revives, soothes and hydrates dry or sunburned skin. So you get more from this natural beauty recipe than simply keeping makeup in place during the hot summer months.

By combining the other natural ingredients in my all natural makeup setting spray with rose hydrosol rather than distilled water, you’re creating a multi-tasking natural beauty product that’s perfect for summer.

All Natural Makeup Setting Spray DIY & Hydrating Facial Mist in One! Formulated with just four simple, natural ingredients my natural makeup spray contains a combination of organic witch hazel extract, aloe vera gel, organic vegetable glycerin and my secret ingredient - certified organic rose hydrosol.

Get My All Natural Makeup Setting Spray Recipe

You’ll find that my all natural makeup setting spray not only keeps makeup in place despite the summer heat and humidity, it also soothes, revitalizes, hydrates and tones skin. So not only will you save money by making your own makeup setting spray, you’ll also be crafting a natural beauty product that cares for skin all summer long.

You can find the recipe for making my all natural makeup setting spray and learn how to make your own via my guest post at The Nourished Life blog. Once you’ve made this amazing summer inspired, natural beauty for yourself, be sure to come back to Soap Deli News for the free printable labels.

All Natural Makeup Setting Spray Recipe. This all natural makeup setting spray not only keeps makeup in place despite the summer heat and humidity, it also soothes, revitalizes, hydrates and tones skin. So not only will you save money by making your own makeup setting spray, you'll also be crafting a natural beauty product that cares for skin all summer long.

 Download and print my natural makeup setting spray labels here.

For more great natural beauty recipes like this one, be sure to check out my other DIY bath and body recipes right here on Soap Deli News blog. You can also find more of my recipes at The Nourished Life blog here.

Alternately, I also share a wonderful collection of my own homemade soap recipes and bath and beauty DIY’s along with other great recipes from around on the web on my Pinterest boards. So be sure to follow my boards for more great beauty recipes and ideas for summer.

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Anti-Aging Microdermabrasion Scrub Recipe with Nutrient Rich Sea Kelp

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This natural anti-aging microdermabrasion scrub recipe contains a combination of five simple but powerful ingredients. These natural ingredients work together to exfoliate skin, remove dull surface cells and help diminish the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and acne scars.

Anti-Aging Microdermabrasion Scrub Recipe with Nutrient Rich Sea Kelp. This natural anti-aging microdermabrasion scrub recipe contains a combination of five simple but powerful ingredients to exfoliate skin, remove dull surface cells and help diminish the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and acne scars. Learn how making your own anti-aging beauty products can help save you money. Plus discover more about the unique ingredients that go into this amazing, natural anti-aging beauty solution. #antiaging

Keep reading to discover more about the unique ingredients that go into this amazing, natural anti-aging beauty solution that also doubles as a face mask. Plus save money by making your own alternative anti-aging beauty products with 17 more great anti-aging recipes.

The Correlation Between Aging and Self Esteem

I’ve always looked much younger than my age. When I gave birth to my son at 21 it was assumed by strangers that I was a teenage mother. And back when I would sell handmade soaps at the local farmer’s market the other market vendors used to joke that my soap kept me young. I, of course, joked back that alcohol was a preservative. But either way, neither were true.

A lot of how we age comes from our genetics. My mother, a spirited ginger, has always looked at least a decade younger than she really is. She’s also avoided cigarettes and drinking her entire life, her vice being her love of potatoes.

Aging is a tricky thing. Not everyone ages at the same rate. Sun exposure and lifestyle can also influence aging. But regardless of both genetics and lifestyle choices no one escapes the ravages of time.

While others don’t always notice the subtle changes happening to our own bodies, we are with ourselves everyday. So we catch those subtle nuances. The scars we’ve compiled over the years. Quickly duplicating laugh lines. The mysterious age spots that we still swear are freckles. (Prove they aren’t!) That slow emergence of a double chin. Skin tags in troubling places. In fact I found a new skin tag under my arm just yesterday!

No one wants to age. Not really. And watching it in slow motion from month to month and year to year can be a hard pill to swallow. It’s no wonder that women (and men!) in their forties still struggle with self esteem issues. I certainly do. And when you compile unwanted changes to your body with weight gain, failed relationships, money issues, problems at work – some days you may not even recognize who you’ve become.

While my self esteem has definitely taken a tumble lately, I’ve been seriously trying to come with terms with this aging thing. Not to mention that every year I look more and more like my mother did when she was my age. (Don’t you just hate that?) I’m hoping that as I work through peri-menopause in my forties I also learn how to love my wrinkles. At the same time, is that really even possible?

The global anti-aging market is expected to make $331.41 billion by 2021. (Source.) These anti-aging products currently target Baby Boomers, Generation X and Generation Y, with Baby Boomers and Gen-exers being the most cost effective market. We are spending an insane amount of money on anti-aging products as a result of our insecurities and faltering body image.

Products like UV absorbers, anti-stretch mark products, anti-wrinkle creams and hair color, not to mention anti-pigmentation therapy, liposuction services, chemical peels, and hair restoration consume a large portion of our disposable income. And the more we age, the more we’re willing to spend to fight it.

I admit, I am guilty AF at making these types of purchases. And while they are certainly a frivolous expense for any lower income household, Americans alone are spending over $11 billion a year on plastic surgery, dermatology, and cosmetology treatments in order to look younger.

Anti-Aging Microdermabrasion Scrub Recipe with Nutrient Rich Sea Kelp. This natural anti-aging microdermabrasion scrub recipe contains a combination of five simple but powerful ingredients to exfoliate skin, remove dull surface cells and help diminish the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and acne scars. Learn how making your own anti-aging beauty products can help save you money. Plus discover more about the unique ingredients that go into this amazing, natural anti-aging beauty solution.

Anti-Aging Skin Care Products I Can’t Live Without

My go to anti-aging products include a microdermabrasion scrub, a retinol serum (which has helped considerably with scarring from multiple dog bites) and a hyaluronic acid cream.

Because these products are so expensive, I often look for ways to save money on them. This includes, at times, making my own natural anti-aging products. Not only is it more cost effective over the course of a year to make my own DIY anti-aging beauty products, it also allows me to customize these products around my skin care needs.

I can rarely afford to buy my favorite anti-aging microdermabrasion scrub. It’s price tag is too steep for my current budget for how quickly I fly through a container. While day creams or a retinol serum may last me two months, microdermabrasion scrubs tend to be gone in two weeks in my over zealous hands. However microdermabrasion scrubs do a great job at preventing and getting rid of my skin tags and textured facial skin.

So rather than give up this product all together, I decided to create my own anti-aging microdermabrasion scrub recipe with nutrient rich sea kelp. Purchasing the ingredients for this recipe allows me to create enough containers of anti-aging microdermabrasion scrub to last the entire year. So it costs considerably less per ounce. Simply make up a fresh batch when you finish off the old one.

Anti-Aging Microdermabrasion Scrub Recipe with Nutrient Rich Sea Kelp. This natural anti-aging microdermabrasion scrub recipe contains a combination of five simple but powerful ingredients to exfoliate skin, remove dull surface cells and help diminish the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and acne scars. Learn how making your own anti-aging beauty products can help save you money. Plus discover more about the unique ingredients that go into this amazing, natural anti-aging beauty solution.

About the Ingredients in My Anti-Aging Microdermabrasion Scrub Recipe

Formulated using bamboo extract powder (which is naturally rich in silica) and super fine pumice powder, this anti-aging microdermabrasion scrub recipe gently exfoliates facial skin. This helps to remove dull surface cells and diminish the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and acne scars.

The addition of sea kelp then helps to moisturize maturing skin while also calming inflammation. Effective at reducing outbreaks of both rosacea and acne, sea kelp is also rich in vitamins and trace minerals. When used topically for natural skin care applications, sea kelp acts as a firming agent and helps to promote healing.

Finally, I rounded off my nutrient rich anti-aging microdermabrasion scrub recipe with the addition of cucumber seed oil and baobab oil. Both of these natural carrier oils offer anti-aging skin care benefits for maturing skin. They are equally moisturizing and both possess anti-inflammatory properties.

Cucumber seed oil in particular is rich in phytosterols, tocopherols, tocotrienols, and fatty acids. It not only hydrates and nourishes maturing skin, but also promotes the reduction of wrinkles. It’s particular soothing for anyone suffering from eczema or psoriasis and is naturally rich in vitamins C and E.

Cold pressed cucumber seed oil is commonly used in skin care applications to detox pores, lighten age spots, reduce skin redness and irritation, prevent acne and to fight off those pro-aging free radicals that can cause premature aging.

Baobab oil is also a wonderful anti-aging powerhouse. A naturally cleansing oil, this antioxidant rich carrier oil moisturizes dry or maturing skin, soothes irritation and promotes healing. It can also be used to help eliminate or reduce under eye bags, boost collagen production and reduce the appearance of scars while preserving skin elasticity.

Following you’ll find my anti-aging microdermabrasion scrub recipe. Use this natural anti-aging microdermabrasion scrub to cleanse and exfoliate your face. Then, leave it on for 5-10 minutes afterwards for a nutrient rich mask that hydrates skin and helps to prevent the recurrence of acne.

Also be sure to check out my other anti-aging beauty recipes further down that you can craft in addition to my anti-aging microdermabrasion scrub recipe!

Anti-Aging Microdermabrasion Scrub Recipe with Nutrient Rich Sea Kelp. This natural anti-aging microdermabrasion scrub recipe contains a combination of five simple but powerful ingredients to exfoliate skin, remove dull surface cells and help diminish the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and acne scars. Learn how making your own anti-aging beauty products can help save you money. Plus discover more about the unique ingredients that go into this amazing, natural anti-aging beauty solution.

Anti-Aging Microdermabrasion Scrub Recipe (And Face Mask in One!)

© Rebecca D. Dillon

Ingredients:

.8 oz. super fine pumice stone powder
.5 oz. bamboo extract (powder)
.1 oz. sea kelp (powder)
.5 oz. cucumber seed oil
.25 oz. baobab oil

Optional Ingredients:

1/8 teaspoon vitamin C powder
12-15 drops of an essential oil or essential oil blend

Instructions:

You will need a digital scale to weigh out the ingredients for my anti-aging microdermabrasion scrub recipes. I am partial to this bakers math scale which can also be used for making homemade soaps.

Using a digital scale weigh out the pumice stone powder and bamboo extract. Combine in a medium glass bowl. If you’d like to add a fruit powder for extra vitamin C, then measure out and add 1/8 teaspoon of cosmetic grade vitamin C powder.

Thoroughly mix the dry ingredients to combine.

Next weigh out the carrier oils into a separate container. If desired, add an essential oil of your choice.

Now pour the dry ingredients into the liquid ingredients. Mix both the dry and liquid ingredients together with a fork until all the oils and powders are evenly distributed throughout.

Anti-Aging Microdermabrasion Scrub Recipe with Nutrient Rich Sea Kelp. Save money by making this natural anti-aging microdermabrasion scrub recipe. This holistic beauty recipe contains a combination of five simple but powerful ingredients to exfoliate skin, remove dull surface cells and help diminish the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and acne scars. Learn more about the unique ingredients that go into this amazing, natural #antiaging beauty solution that also doubles as a face mask.

Transfer your anti-aging microdermabrasion scrub into a container of your choice. Your microdermabrasion scrub is now ready to use.

Usage:

To use this natural microdermabrasion scrub, remove desired amount of product from the container. Mix the scrub with just enough water to form a paste, then massage in a circular motion on your face for one to two minutes.

Then, if desired, leave the scrub on your face for five to ten minutes for a hydrating, oil balancing and toning facial mask.

Once done, simply rinse off the product and pat your face dry. Follow with your favorite toner, anti-aging serum and day cream.

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.

More Anti-Aging Skin Care Recipes

If you’d like to explore more anti-aging skin care options, then I encourage you to try one or more of my other anti-aging skin care recipes.

Create this easy DIY anti-puff eye roller with just three simple ingredients to help calm and sooth your tired and puffy eyes!

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

Or discover more natural anti-aging skin care recipes by following my boards on Pinterest. These boards may be of particular interest to you.

Alternately you’ll also love these easy holistic beauty and skin care recipes that you can make at home. You can also shop from a collection of my favorite natural artisan makeup, beauty and skin care products.  

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All Natural Pine Tar Soap Recipe for Not So Imaginary Creatures

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This all natural pine tar soap recipe tackles tough skin conditions caused by bacteria, fungus and yes – parasites! Keep reading to learn how to prevent bites from parasitic chiggers as well as how to craft your own all natural pine tar soap recipe with neem oil to soothe insect bites, calm itching and promote healing.

All natural pine tar soap recipe. A must have home remedy for summer, this all natural pine tar soap recipe with neem oil and a blend of natural essential oils tackles tough skin conditions caused by bacteria, fungus and parasites! Learn how to prevent bites from parasitic chiggers as well as how to craft your own all natural pine tar soap recipe with neem oil to soothe insect bites, calm itching and promote healing.

Imaginary creatures.

When I was eight I went on my very first (and only) snipe hunt with my Brownie troop. It was just one part of an adventure filled summer in which I also learned how shoot a bow and arrow. Our group leader had, of course, planned out the snipe hunting trip in advance.

Having grown up with family who went on yearly hunting trips for venison (in addition to the occasional squirrel or rabbit) a snipe hunt seemed like a completely plausible scenario to teach us a new life skill. As our snipe hunt took place prior to the existence of the internet, we had no way of knowing one way or the other what a snipe hunt was other than what we were told. Naturally everyone in my Brownie troop was excited about the idea of catching our very first rabbit-sized snipe.

The day of the snipe hunt we were given a rather vague description of what snipes looked like. One girl was given a large fishing net. Another Brownie was given a bag. The rest of us found sticks that we could use to scare a timid snipe out of the brush. So off we went, huddled in a group half skipping with excitement, down a forest trail with sticks in hand.

Our group leader would occasionally travel ahead only to rush back claiming from time to time that she’d just seen a snipe – what was a wonderful yet entirely imaginary creature. This fueled our excitement and kept us going despite never actually seeing said snipe for ourselves.

I don’t really recall how long we spent hunting this poor (completely fabricated) creature through the woods. However, I do remember the disappointment in learning that we’d been duped.

A tradition that dates as far back as the 1840’s in America, snipe hunting is a practical joke in which an unsuspecting newbie is duped into trying to catch a non-existent animal called a snipe. Many of us who grew up prior to social media (Hello all you lovely baby boomers and Gen-exers!) have at one time been a victim of this prank. So it was no wonder that when my Northern bred boss first moved to Virginia, he thought he was also a victim in a somewhat similar scenario.

All natural pine tar soap recipe. A must have home remedy for summer, this all natural pine tar soap recipe with neem oil and a blend of natural essential oils tackles tough skin conditions caused by bacteria, fungus and parasites! Learn how to prevent bites from parasitic chiggers as well as how to craft your own all natural pine tar soap recipe with neem oil to soothe insect bites, calm itching and promote healing.

Not so imaginary creatures.

Before I dove into self-employment full time I worked for a small family owned business. The owner and his family were originally from New Jersey. As new transplants to Southwestern Virginia, there are quite a few “cultural” differences between the North and South. My boss at the time, Bill, quickly discovered many of these differences through working with clients. However, one instance in particular was somewhat similar to my own snipe hunting excursion many years back. But this time, in reverse.

While out scouting a potential job site, Bill found himself knee high in a field of tall grasses and wildflowers. Bill’s client immediately warned him of the possibility of chiggers in the weeds. Assuming that chiggers were an imaginary creature – something like that long ago snipe we’d both been tricked into hunting – Bill dismissed the warning. He was absolutely convinced that his client, who was born and raised in the South, was pulling his leg. Unfortunately, he was not.

What are chiggers?

Chiggers are quite real. It’s also quite possible that they are spawned from Satan. Not visible to the naked eye, these tiny white mites are parasites in their larval stage and live on or UNDER the skin of warm blooded animals. Commonly found in forests and grasslands, chiggers, or trombiculidae mites as they are referred to by scientists, are a relative of ticks.

In addition to red, pimple like bumps and hives chiggers leave behind, they also cause the most horrendous itching EVER. It is not a pleasant experience. So in fact, in Bill’s case, a Northerner had not been duped by a Southerner. Rather Bill’s client had given him fair warning and Bill paid the price for his disbelief.

Chigger bites are most common in late spring, summer and early fall when the temperatures are between 77°F and 86°F. As the parasitic larvae don’t fly, they tend to stick together in large clumps on low lying grass and leaves. As a person or animal walks by, chiggers then attach themselves to their next warm blooded meal. Chiggers then use their claws to make tiny holes in skin. Then they inject their saliva into the hole they create in order to liquify and feed off of skin cells.

The resulting itching and dermatitis from chiggers lasts for several days. And it’s extreme enough that it can keep you from sleeping. Healing then occurs within one to two weeks.

Prevent bites from parasitic chiggers with this natural home remedy with essential oils. Plus craft your own all natural pine tar soap recipe with neem oil to soothe insect bites, calm itching and promote healing.

How to prevent chiggers.

There has been some success in repelling chiggers using essential oils. Just as citronella repels mosquitoes and lemon eucalyptus essential oil repels deer ticks, studies suggest essential oils can also be used to repel chiggers.

The top essential oils for a chigger repellent spray include citronella, tea tree, geranium and lemongrass essential oils blended in jojoba oil. I recommend using three drops of each of these essentials oils per ounce of jojoba oil if you’d like to craft your own chigger repellent. Simply combine each of these ingredients together combined in a large roller ball bottle. Alternately, you may also want to try to my natural insect repellent body butter recipe which also contains anti-parasitic neem oil.

All natural pine tar soap for chigger “bites.”

Should you one day, like Bill, find yourself knee deep in not so imaginary creatures there is a simple and natural solution. My favorite natural remedy for chiggers is pine tar soap with neem oil.

If you own horses you’re likely already familiar with pine tar. A natural, antiseptic germicidal product for horse hooves, pine tar is an effective treatment for quarter cracks, split hooves, corns and hard frogs. It’s also used on animals to treat scrapes, burns, abrasions, sores, cuts and thrush.

When used in soapmaking, pine tar works to treat a variety of problematic skin conditions. Pine tar soap is shown to be effective at fighting psoriasis, eczema and dandruff as well as skin inflammation. Additionally, all natural pine tar soap can also be used to soothe and treat the symptoms of poison ivy, oak, and sumac. It also relieves the itching caused by bug bites – and chiggers.

Discover more natural neem oil skin care recipes here.

As I wanted to formulate an all natural pine tar soap specifically for skin issues that dealt with parasites, I also used neem oil in my recipe. Neem oil, which research shows has natural anti-inflammatory and analgesic (pain killing) properties, has also been used as an anti-parasitic treatment for thousands of years in India. As a natural skin care remedy, it is used topically to reduce the symptoms of common skin conditions such as eczema, ringworm, athlete’s foot, cold sores, psoriasis, warts, scabies, candida, infected burn wounds, slow-healing skin ulcers and even acne.

Combined, pine tar and neem oil create a powerful natural remedy that’s a must for any home apothecary. Not only does my all natural pine tar soap recipe soothe itching and promote healing caused by general skin care concerns, it’s also effective at fighting those not so imaginary creatures that we can’t see, but still exist.

This handmade artisan soap is a must for anyone who enjoys spending time outdoors in the summer!

All natural pine tar soap recipe. A must have home remedy for summer, this all natural pine tar soap recipe with neem oil and a blend of natural essential oils tackles tough skin conditions caused by bacteria, fungus and parasites! Learn how to prevent bites from parasitic chiggers as well as how to craft your own all natural pine tar soap recipe with neem oil to soothe insect bites, calm itching and promote healing.

All Natural Pine Tar Soap Recipe

© Rebecca D. Dillon

Ingredients:

1.6 oz. sweet almond oil (10%)
.8 oz. castor oil (5%)
4.8 oz. refined coconut oil (30%)
1.6 oz. mango butter (10%)
2.4 oz. 100% neem oil (15%)
3.2 oz. pomace olive oil (20%)
1.6 oz. sal butter (10%)

2.25 oz. lye/sodium hydroxide (6% superfat)
4 fl. oz. distilled (or filtered) water

1.6 oz. (creosote free) pine tar (10%)
.15 oz. lemon eucalyptus (or tea tree) essential oil
.25 oz. peppermint essential oil
.1 oz. lemongrass essential oil

Soap Notes:

The water percentage for my all natural pine tar soap recipe was calculated at 35% of the oil weight for 5.6 oz. I then reduced that amount by the amount of pine tar called for in my all natural pine tar soap recipe. For a harder bar of soap, you can add one Tablespoon of (60% solution) sodium lactate to your lye/water once it has cooled.

Instructions:

My all natural pine tar soap recipe is a cold process soap recipe – meaning it is made from scratch using lye. To duplicate my pine tar soap, you’ll need to follow my basic cold process soapmaking instructions. You should also take proper safety precautions when working with lye. Gloves and eye protection are recommended.

You will start by mixing the lye/water. To do this, measure out the distilled water called for in the recipe into a non-aluminum, heat proof container.

Then, using a digital scale, weigh out the lye. Slowly pour the lye into the water in a well ventilated area. Now stir the lye and water together until the lye dissolves completely.

Once the lye has dissolved, set the lye/water mixture aside to cool.

Next, weigh out the sweet almond, castor, coconut, olive and neem oils. Combine in a non-aluminum pot. Follow with the mango butter, sal butter and pine tar, first weighing out each ingredient, then combining in the pot with the liquid carrier oils.

Heat the soapmaking fats (your carrier oils, butters and pine tar) over low to medium-low heat on the stove until all of the ingredients have completely melted. Then set aside to cool.

While the lye/water and soapmaking oils cool, weigh out the essential oils into a separate glass container.

To avoid having your all natural pine tar soap seize from the additional heat generated during the saponification process from the pine tar, allow both the lye/water and the soapmaking oils to cool to around 80°F.

Once the temperatures of the lye/water and soapmaking oils have come down and are within 10°F of one another, you are ready to make my all natural pine tar soap.

Add the essentials oils to the pot of soapmaking oils. Then mix with a stick blender to combine.

Now pour the lye/water into the soapmaking oils. Mix either on low with a stick blender or by hand (recommended) as the soap will quickly reach trace. (If your soap seizes, don’t worry. Mix it by hand until the soap gels, then mix again and spoon into your mold.)

Once the all natural pine tar soap traces, pour the pine tar soap batter into your mold. (I used this round silicone mold and was able to make six bars.)

All natural pine tar soap recipe. A must have home remedy for summer, this all natural pine tar soap recipe with neem oil and a blend of natural essential oils tackles tough skin conditions caused by bacteria, fungus and parasites! Learn how to prevent bites from parasitic chiggers as well as how to craft your own all natural pine tar soap recipe with neem oil to soothe insect bites, calm itching and promote healing.

Set the soap aside. After 24-48 hours, unmold your all natural pine tar soap. Then allow your soap bars to cure in a cool, dry location for four to six weeks.

More natural remedies.

If you aren’t read to make my all natural pine tar soap recipe, you can buy handmade artisan pine tar soap online. I’m partial to this pine tar cleansing bar soap from AJ’s Elixirs.

Natural bug repellent spray from Arrow Essentials. Crafted using a combination of lemongrass, French lavender, peppermint & eucalyptus essential oils, this all-natural bug repellent repels ticks, fleas, mosquitoes, lice, beetles, flies, chiggers, ants and spiders. Completely chemical and DEET free, this product has a crisp, refreshing aroma that you won't mind putting on!

Alternately, you may also like this natural bug repellent spray from Arrow Essentials. Crafted using a combination of lemongrass, French lavender, peppermint & eucalyptus essential oils, this all-natural bug repellent repels ticks, fleas, mosquitoes, lice, beetles, flies, chiggers, ants and spiders. Completely chemical and DEET free, this product has a crisp, refreshing aroma that you won’t mind putting on!

Natural anti-itch ointment from Tunetti Natural Soap. Formulated with bentonite clay, baking soda, non-nano zinc oxide and Dead sea salt, this effectively stops itching caused by chigger and mosquito bites as well as poison ivy, poison oak and poison sumac. Simply mix the dry ingredients with water or witch hazel for a simple, natural home remedy.

Or to soothe and calm itching from insect bites you already have, try this natural anti-itch ointment from Tunetti Natural Soap. Formulated with bentonite clay, baking soda, non-nano zinc oxide and Dead sea salt, this effectively stops itching caused by chigger and mosquito bites as well as poison ivy, poison oak and poison sumac. Simply mix the dry ingredients with water or witch hazel for a simple, natural home remedy.

For more natural home remedies that you can buy, check out my collection of natural home remedies on Etsy. You can also discover more natural home remedies that you can make yourself via my Natural Home Remedies & Herbal Health Care Pinterest board.

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