Green Tea & Agave Homemade Cold Process Soap Recipe

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Green Tea and Agave Palm Free Cold Process Soap Recipe

This homemade cold process soap recipe is formulated with skin conditioning oils like safflower and evening primrose oils and boasts the anti-oxidant power of natural green tea. A touch of agave is added for its humectant properties. I also used up the rest of my comfrey, calendula and plantain infused olive oil that I made a while back for my homemade black drawing salve recipe in this soap. However, you can use regular pomace olive oil if you like.

Finally, I chose to scent my Green Tea & Agave Homemade Cold Process Soap Recipe with a Be Delicious Blossom fragrance oil I’d been wanting to try this one in soap for a while. I was really happy with the results. This particular fragrance is a sophisticated blend of ruby cassis, ripe pineapple, sweet rose blossoms and dewy fresh air. Naturally you can substitute the fragrance oil with any of your skin safe favorites or with half the amount of essential oil for a completely natural soap.

Green Tea & Agave Homemade Cold Process Soap Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

9 oz. olive oil infused with plantain leaves, calendula flowerscomfrey leaves
9 oz. 76° melt point refined coconut oil
3.6 oz. grapeseed oil
3.6 oz. safflower oil
1.5 oz. castor oil
3.6 oz. macadamia nut oil
2 oz. cocoa butter
2 oz. sesame oil
1.7 oz. evening primrose oil
.25 oz. carnauba wax
2 oz. stearic acid

12 oz. distilled water
4.9 oz. lye/sodium hydroxide pellets

1 oz. green tea powder
1 oz. light agave syrup
2 Tablespoons white kaolin (cosmetic) clay
2 oz. fragrance oil of choice (or 1 oz. essential oil)

Directions:

To create this homemade cold process soap recipe you’ll need to follow my basic cold process soapmaking instructions.

Begin by measuring out the water into a large Pyrex measuring cup or heat proof pitcher. Next, using a digital scale weigh out the lye then slowly pour the lye into the water. Mix until all the lye has dissolved then set the lye-water aside in a well ventilated area to cool.

Now weigh out the soapmaking oils, cocoa butter, stearic acid and carnauba wax and combine in a large stainless steel pot. Heat over medium heat on the stove until all the ingredients have melted then set aside to cool.

Once the soapmaking oils and lye-water have reached around 90°-95°F you’re ready to make soap!

Slowly pour the lye-water into the soapmaking oils and mix with a stick blender until you reach a light trace. Stir in the clay, agave syrup, green tea powder and fragrance oil and combine thoroughly using your stick blender until soap has traced fully.

Pour the soap into your prepared mold and cover, but don’t insulate the soap. Twenty-four hours later you can unmold your soap loaf and cut it into bars. Allow the soap to cure 4-6 weeks before use for optimal results.

This homemade cold process soap recipe will fit into one of my easy DIY Wooden Loaf Soap Molds. The final loaf will yield anywhere from 10-12 bars of handmade soap depending on how thick you cut them. You can learn how to make a soap loaf cutter here for even bars.

Want to make this homemade cold process soap recipe palm free? If you are unable to source palm free stearic acid simply substitute the stearic acid with beeswax!

For more homemade cold process soap recipes go here. Or you can browse all of my homemade soap recipes by visiting Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen. Also be sure to follow my DIY Bath and Body Pinterest Board for more great homemade soap recipes and beauty DIY’s from both Soap Deli News and around the web.

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Natural Vanilla & Pumpkin Spice Salt Scrub Recipe

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Homemade Natural Vanilla and Pumpkin Spice Salt Scrub Recipe

One of my favorite treats during fall is, of course, pumpkin pie. I have mine completely naked sans the whipped cream or cool whip, but I have been known to eat half of an entire pie in one sitting. This homemade natural vanilla and pumpkin spice salt scrub recipe is reminiscent of that most delectable dessert. Plus it’s all natural just like your food should be!

Homemade Natural Vanilla and Pumpkin Spice Salt Scrub Recipe

Natural Vanilla & Pumpkin Spice Salt Scrub Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

4 oz. fine dead sea salt
.65 oz. apricot kernel oil
.15 oz. agave syrup
.15 oz. natural bourbon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg powder
15 drops cinnamon essential oil
10 drops clove essential oil
15 drops ginger essential oil

Instructions:

Using a digital scale weigh out the sea salt into a glass bowl or Pyrex measuring cup. Weigh out and stir in the apricot kernel oil, agave syrup and vanilla extract.

Now measure out the nutmeg with a measuring spoon and add to the bowl.

Using a glass dropper or plastic transfer pipette add the essential oils.

Homemade Natural Vanilla and Pumpkin Spice Salt Scrub Recipe

Whisk with a fork then spoon into a four ounce container.

To use simply slather onto wet skin and massage in. Rinse, then pat dry.

For more of my homemade salt scrub recipes visit Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen. Prefer sugar? Try my Homemade Pumpkin Sugar Scrub Recipe. Also be sure follow my DIY Bath and Body Pinterest board for even more homemade scrub recipes, homemade soap recipes and beauty DIY’s.


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Natural Patchouli & Fir Needle Homemade Hand Cream Recipe

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Patchouli and Fir Scented Homemade Hand Cream Recipe

This richly moisturizing homemade hand cream recipe is naturally scented with patchouli and fir needle essential oils and contains skin conditioning safflower and evening primrose oils plus a touch of agave syrup! Don’t reserve this amazing homemade hand cream for hands alone though! Also try it on feet or anywhere skin needs a little extra love! It’s great for eczema too.

Natural Homemade Hand Cream Recipe with Patchouli and Fir Needle Essential Oils

Patchouli & Fir Needle Homemade Hand Cream Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

.25 oz. beeswax
.25 oz. 76° melt point coconut oil
.35 oz. safflower oil
.75 oz. evening primrose oil
.25 oz. shea butter
.1 oz. stearic acid
.1 oz. light agave syrup
15 drops fir needle essential oil
9 drops patchouli essential oil

Instructions:

Using a digital scale weigh out the shea butter and stearic acid then melt either at reduced power in the microwave or in a double boiler.

Once melted, weigh out the shea butter and coconut oil and stir in. Gently heat again if needed if shea butter and coconut oil don’t melt fully after stirring.

Now weigh out the safflower and evening primrose oils and agave syrup and stir into the cream mixture. Follow with the essential oils mixing well, then pour into a 2 oz. glass jar or tin of choice and allow to set up fully before use.

To use simply apply to skin as desired and massage in.

For more homemade skin care recipes visit Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen and be sure to follow my DIY Bath and Body Pinterest Board. You can also keep up with all my new posts and recipes by following Soap Deli News on Blog Lovin’, Tumblr, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


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Chocolate Ginger Agave Lip Butter Recipe

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Natural Chocolate Ginger Agave Lip Butter Recipe with Natural Tint

This homemade lip butter recipe is made with yummy agave syrup and is naturally scented with cocoa absolute and ginger essential oil. Natural alkanet root powder gives lips a beautiful, subtle tint. You will love how kissably soft this lip butter recipe makes your lips feel as well as the lip gloss like shine! Plus it’s so easy to make!

Chocolate Ginger Agave Lip Butter Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

1 oz. cocoa butter
.5 oz. refined shea butter
.1 oz. walnut oil
.1 oz. light agave syrup
.2 oz. white cosmetic beeswax
8 drops cocoa absolute
10 drops ginger essential oil
1/2 teaspoon alkanet root powder

Instructions:

To make this lip butter recipe you will begin by using a digital scale weigh out the cocoa butter, shea butter and beeswax. Heat in a double boiler or at reduced power in the microwave until melted.

Now weigh out the walnut oil and agave syrup and stir into the melted wax and butters. Mix well.

Using a glass dropper or plastic transfer pipette add the cocoa absolute and ginger essential oil.

Use a teaspoon measuring spoon to measure out the alkanet root powder. Whip into the lip butter until it is thoroughly combined then spoon into four 1/3 oz. (10 gram) lip balm pots.

Be sure to try my other bath and beauty recipes that contain agave syrup: Agave & Dead Sea Mud Detoxifying Face Mask Recipe, Mango Coconut Buttercream Body Frosting Recipe, Argan & Agave Shine Spray and Leave In Conditioner Recipe, and Pink Grapefruit & Poppyseed Sugar Scrub Recipe with Agave. Or follow my boards on Pinterest for even more great beauty DIY’s, homemade soap recipes and projects.


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Mango Coconut Buttercream Homemade Body Frosting Recipe

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Beauty DIY - Mango Coconut Buttercream Homemade Whipped Body Frosting Recipe with Agave and Argan Oil

The name on this homemade body frosting recipe is a mouthful, but don’t let that stop you! I combined a delicious blend of mango, coconut and vanilla buttercream fragrance oils for a unique mouthwatering scent! You can enjoy this fantastic body frosting recipe whipped or as a cream. Plus it’s great not only for dry skin but also on thirsty locks. Simply apply it as a hair mask anywhere from ten minutes to overnight, then shampoo out.

I really love how this homemade whipped body frosting made my skin feel so soft and luxuriously smooth. Plus it doesn’t feel greasy like a lot of whipped body butters. Hopefully  you won’t be able to resist the charm of this whipped body frosting recipe either. Here’s how it’s done.

DIY Whipped Body Frosting Recipe for Skin and Hair with Argan Oil and Agave

Mango Coconut Buttercream Homemade Body Frosting Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

1.5 oz. 76° melt point coconut oil
1 oz. refined shea butter
.25 oz. rosehip seed oil
.5 oz. refined cocoa butter
.25 oz. argan oil
.25 oz. refined and deodorized/clear jojoba oil
.5 oz. Cyclomethicone
.2 oz. light agave syrup
.25 oz. white cosmetic beeswax
.05 oz. vanilla buttercream fragrance oil
.15 oz. mango coconut fragrance oil

Directions:

You’ll want to use a digital scale for this recipe to weigh out all of your ingredients.

Start by combining the coconut oil, shea butter and cocoa butter in a double boiler or equivalent. (Here’s a trick you can use if you don’t have one.) Once all the ingredients have melted remove from heat and mix in the remaining ingredients. (If you live in a particularly hot area or it’s the middle of summer you can sub the 76° melt point coconut oil with traditional 92° melt point coconut oil like you find the grocery store to give this a little more solidity as well as to add more coconut-y scent.)

Allow to solidify to a thick lotion/light cream like state then whip with a hand blender until fluffy. Or simply spoon into jars. Keep in mind this does take time to thicken back up. You can speed up the process by putting it in the fridge but this may cause some of the beeswax to separate a bit. On the counter it should reach its final consistency in a day or two.

Now spoon into a 6-8 oz. container of your choice and enjoy!

Interested in other great homemade bath and body recipes that include agave as an ingredient? Try my Agave & Dead Sea Mud Detoxifying Face Mask Recipe, Argan & Agave Shine Spray Recipe and my Pink Grapefruit & Poppyseed Sugar Scrub Recipe. You might also like my Ginger & Lime Shampoo Bar Recipe with Silk that has many of the same ingredients including argan oil as well as my recipe for a homemade natural Chocolate Rose Body Cream.

For more great DIY beauty recipes be sure to follow my DIY Bath & Body Pinterest Board. You can also find me on Tumblr, Blog Lovin’, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.


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