DIY Lemongrass & Sage Bath Bomb Recipe

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DIY Homemade Lemongrass and Sage Bath Bomb Recipe

With this year’s polar vortex dipping South I’m pretty much over winter at this point. So I thought that instead of sharing another winter DIY,  I’d instead share a spring inspired DIY bath project to remind us of what’s ahead. And hopefully it won’t take too terribly long because these 1°F temps are definitely not something we are used to here in Southwestern Virginia! While it’s finally warming up a bit, we are expecting some freezing rain in the morning. I’m going to pretend the weatherman was pulling a prank, however, and instead give you a rather fresh and green homemade bath bomb recipe to add some fun to your bath. Besides, isn’t a bath the perfect way to warm up on a cold winter day?

Homemade Fresh Spring DIY Lemongrass and Sage Bath Bomb RecipeDIY Lemongrass & Sage Bath Bombs

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

2.25 oz. citric acid
4.5 oz. baking soda
1 oz. argan oil
.5 oz. kaolin clay (also called white cosmetic clay)
2.25 ml Lemongrass Sage fragrance oil
pinch of chromium green oxide powder

Supplies:

digital kitchen scale
Leaf Wax Tart Mold
glass bowl or large glass measuring cup
graduated plastic transfer pipette
fork

Instructions:

Weigh out all of the dry ingredients – the baking soda, citric acid, clay and pigment – using a digital kitchen scale and combine in a glass bowl. Mix ingredients thoroughly with a fork.

Weigh out the argan oil – chosen for it’s intense moisturizing benefits! – and drizzle over the dry ingredients. Then measure out the fragrance oil using a plastic transfer pipette and add to the dry ingredients as well.

Use the fork to thoroughly combine all ingredients together and mix until all dry ingredients have been fully incorporated with the oil and fragrance.

How to Make Homemade Bath Bombs – DIY Lemongrass and Sage Bath Bomb Recipe in a Leaf Mold for SpringNow firmly press the bath bomb ingredients into each cavity of the leaf mold. Press firmly to ensure they are packed as much as possible into each cavity of the mold. Then allow to dry overnight.

The next day you can gently press each bath bomb from the mold’s cavities. Then package and store in a cool, dry location until use.

These were a lot easier to make than I had thought they would be as I’ve heard horror stories of bath bombs fizzing up in the process of making them. I experienced no fizzing and did not see any need to spritz with witch hazel.

This recipe will yield approximately nine, 1 oz. “leafy” green bath bombs perfect for spring wedding favors or as homemade gifts for Easter baskets. To use simply drop 2-3 bath bombs into warm bath water and enjoy!

For more fun DIY bath and beauty recipes, be sure to follow my DIY Bath & Body board on Pinterest. You can also keep up with all of my new concoctions by following Soap Deli News blog on Blog Lovin’, facebook, twitter and instagram!


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DIY Coffee Under Eye Cream for Puffy Eyes, Dark Circles & Fine Lines

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Suffering from puffy eyes, dark circles or even fine lines? This DIY coffee under eye cream may be able to help!

DIY Beauty Recipe for a Natural DIY Coffee Bean Under Eye Cream Recipe that helps to combat under eye puffiness, dark circles and fine lines and wrinkles!

In my last post I mentioned that I had recently purchased and tried 100% Pure Cosmetics’ Organic Coffee Bean Eye Cream made with Arabica Coffee Seed Oil and Green Arabica Coffee Seed Oil and as a result concocted my own coffee bean infused oil for creating my own version of a caffeinated DIY coffee under eye cream that would help with those morning dark under eye circles, puffiness and even fine lines.

I strayed from the ingredients in 100% Pure Cosmetics product a bit but I was rather pleased with the results of my own DIY coffee under eye cream which creates a smooth, rich cream that smells like delectable coffee. I used natural ingredients known for their anti-inflammatory properties like shea butter, olive oil and lavender & chamomile essential oils, as well as jojoba and naturally anti-aging rosehip seed oil which have skin rejuvenating properties with evidence that they reduce fine lines and wrinkles. The end product is smooth and creamy and literally melts right into skin. A little goes a long way.

You can either make this recipe for one large container or pour the cream into smaller sized lip balm pots for gifting and sharing. If you like my DIY coffee under eye cream, you can also use the coffee infused oil you make for this recipe to create my other recipe for Handmade Coffee Lip Butter.

Don’t want to make your own? You can buy artisan crafted coffee under eye cream as well as coffee under eye serums here.

This Natural DIY Coffee Under Eye Cream Recipe is made using homemade coffee infused oil which can help with puffiness, fine lines and dark circles!

DIY Coffee Under Eye Cream Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

1/2 oz. coffee infused oil (see below)
.25 oz. jojoba oil
.25 oz. rosehip seed oil
.75 oz. shea butter
.75 oz. cocoa butter
1/2 ml lavender essential oil
1/2 ml chamomile essential oil (1/2 ml if 3% dilution in jojoba or 4-5 drops if pure eo)
5 drops vitamin E oil

To Make Coffee Infused Oil:

Coarsely ground 3 Tablespoons of whole (unflavored) coffee beans in a coffee grinder. Combined the grounds with 4 oz. by weight of olive oil over low heat for about 15 minutes, then strain the oil using either cheesecloth or a coffee filter in a pinch. As I didn’t have cheesecloth handy, I improvised by taping a coffee filter to the top of a cup then poured the coffee and oil into the filter. Once the majority of the oil dripped through I carefully removed the filter and then squeezed the rest of the oil out into the cup.

Instructions:

Using a digital scale weigh out the shea and cocoa butter into a glass Pyrex measuring cup. Heat in the microwave until melted, then weigh out the coffee infused oil, rosehip seed oil and the jojoba oil and stir into the melted butters.

Next, using a different 3ml Graduated Plastic Transfer Pipette for each essential oil, measure out and add the chamomile and lavender essential oils and mix into the other ingredients. Finally, add several drops of vitamin E if desired and pour into your container(s) of choice.

How to Make Homemade DIY Coffee Under Eye Cream for Dark Circles, Puffiness and Fine Lines

This DIY coffee under eye cream recipe yields approximately seven 10ml or 1/3 oz. lip balm pots or will fit into a 2 oz. container or jar.

Notes from the crafting kitchen: Keep in mind that my DIY coffee under eye cream take some time to thicken. I’ve had products like this take a day or two to thicken at room temps and up to several hours to thicken fully in the fridge.

Also, as I did go back and experiment with various coffee options, note that using pre-ground coffee beans vs. coffee beans you grind fresh as well as the intensity of the roast – light, medium or dark – will determine the final color of your oil. Pre-ground and darker roasts make a much darker oil than grinding the beans yourself and choosing a light roast. Also, straining with a coffee filter over all other methods produces a much lighter oil with fewer coffee grains sneaking through.

Also keep in mind that ingredients from different suppliers will yield slightly varying results. I do not recommend using oils from the grocery store, but rather oils meant specifically for cosmetics and soapmaking for the best results and a longer shelf life.

A Natural DIY Coffee Under Eye Cream Recipe to help with puffiness and dark circles as well as those pesky fine lines and wrinkles!

If you like my DIY coffee under eye cream, then you may also like my Natural Anti-Wrinkle Facial Serum Recipe for Dry, Mature Skin as well as my Natural Handmade Nourishing, Anti-Wrinkle Under Eye Cream Recipe. For more DIY beauty projects like this one, be sure to follow my DIY Bath and Body board on Pinterest. You can also follow me on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Blog Lovin’.


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How to Make Homemade Lush Inspired Shower Jelly

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How to Make Your Own Homemade Lush Inspired Shower JellyI know that there are a lot of huge Lush fans out there, so when I stumbled across this DIY Shower Jelly Recipe via Rookie Mag (pictured above) I knew I had to share it. Written by Arabelle Sicardi – a diy girl after my own heart who incidentally also has an extensive dead-butterfly collection – this article shares step by step photos and instructions on how to make your own fabulous Lush inspired shower jelly. Just grab some food coloring and unflavored Knox gelatine out of the pantry and your favorite shower gel or body wash from the shower to get started, then follow the instructions for making your own lush-licious shower jelly at Rookie.

While you’re there, also be sure to check out her beginner bath and beauty recipes for how to make homemade bath bombs, fragrances, and super sexy lip stain! For more fun and fabulous handmade bath and beauty recipes and ideas, be sure to follow my DIY Bath and Body Board on Pinterest!


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Natural Bath & Beauty Product Giveaway

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Natural Dead Sea Mud Mask Spa TreatmentIntroducing my new, limited edition Natural Dead Sea Mud Mask! New to Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen, this natural mud mask sourced from the Dead Sea allows you to create an invigorating spa experience at home. As this product is crafted with natural black mud from the Dead Sea, it contains a high content of natural salts and minerals that are believed to remove toxins and impurities from the skin as well as tighten and tone. This mineral rich mud can also help to improve blood circulation, which may aid in cell regeneration. Use it on your face or body or on problem areas such as acne or eczema.

Natural Bath and Beauty Product Giveaway from Rebecca's Soap DelicatessenReady to try out this fabulous new Natural Dead Sea Mud? Then enter to win a bath & beauty sample pack from Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen. This sample pack includes sample sizes of my newest three products and includes one 1.9oz. Organic Tangerine Glycerin Soap, one 2.5oz. Rose Facial & Body Mud, and one 2.4oz. Natural Dead Sea Mud Mask ($16.50 retail value) as well as a one time use 50% off coupon to Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen.

To win this prize pack simply enter via Rafflecopter below through June 30th, 2013. This giveaway is open only to residents of the United States of America 18 and up and is void where prohibited by law. (Refer to Terms & Conditions for complete rules.)

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If you’re a fan of sampling new bath and beauty products, be sure to check my top cosmetic beauty finds from Birchbox and learn about their fabulous sampling program!


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