Best of 2016: Favorite Beauty and Skin Care Recipes

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These Beauty and Skin Care Recipes are some of my favorites! Learn how to make your own to enjoy yourself or to give as homemade gifts throughout the New Year!

2016 has ended and we’ve started a bright and shiny New Year. That means lots of new beauty and skin care recipes to look forward to! In the meantime, however, be sure to check out my favorite beauty and skin care recipes I developed in 2016. Then give them a try to treat yourself or to give as homemade gifts throughout the New Year! Here’s to 2017!

Favorite Beauty and Skin Care Recipes

This homemade coffee scrub recipe without coconut oil is inspired by the Frank Body Original Coffee Scrub. Scented with a fresh blend of orange, coconut and cardamom, my coffee scrub recipe contains naturally emollient sweet almond oil, mineral rich pink Himalayan salt, anti-inflammatory blood orange essential oil, brown sugar, and ground coffee to exfoliate, smooth and brighten dull, aging or acne prone skin. Plus there are free printable labels for gifting!

My Orange Coconut Coffee Scrub Recipe is probably my most favorite indulgence of 2016. inspired by the Frank Body Original Coffee Scrub, this homemade coffee scrub recipe is scented with a fresh blend of orange, coconut and cardamom. Additionally it contains naturally emollient sweet almond oil, mineral rich pink Himalayan salt, anti-inflammatory blood orange essential oil, brown sugar, and ground coffee to exfoliate, smooth and brighten dull, aging or acne prone skin.

For more beauty and skin care recipes like this one be sure to visit and follow my DIY Bath and Body board on Pinterest.

This natural lavender cream deodorant recipe with bentonite clay is made without irritating baking soda and it really works! Plus discover three other fantastic uses for this cream deodorant for whole body care!

2016 was the year I finally made the switch to an all natural aluminum free deodorant for good! And in doing so I gained health benefits as well. My natural lavender cream deodorant recipe is my favorite baking soda free deodorant recipe out of all the ones I’ve ever made. It contains natural ingredients like arrowroot powder, magnesium hydroxide and bacteria fighting neem oil as well as detoxifying bentonite clay.

Not only does this natural deodorant recipe fight odor but it can be used for other skin care issues. Use it on feet to keep them from sweating and stinking in your shoes through the summer months in hot shoes or use it on your face solo or underneath makeup to keep your face shine free and fight acne. It also makes a great acne fighting face mask!

For more beauty and skin care recipes like this one check out my Natural Home Remedies and Herbal Health Care board on Pinterest.

Learn how to make your own fabulous DIY unicorn balm! This tri-color DIY unicorn balm leaves just a hint of shimmer on your skin and can be scented with your favorite fragrance! Plus it makes a great homemade gift idea for anyone who loves unicorns - or simply wants sparkle like one for the day!

My DIY unicorn balm was my most widely loved, shared and pinned post of 2016! This tri-color DIY unicorn balm leaves just a hint of shimmer on your skin and can be scented with your favorite fragrance! Plus it makes a great homemade gift idea for anyone who loves unicorns – or simply wants sparkle like one for the day!

If you have unicorn fever, be sure to give my Unicorn Lust Pinterest board a peek!

This sea salt face and body scrub recipe is loosely inspired by Lush's Ocean Salt Face and Body Scrub. Made using fine dead sea salt, this emulsified sea salt face and body scrub recipe has a creamy texture and is gentle enough for even sensitive skin. Ingredients like mango butter, fractionated coconut oil and lanolin help to condition and protect skin while dead sea salt lends its natural healing properties.

Lush fans will love my sea salt face and body scrub recipe! Loosely inspired by Lush’s Ocean Salt Face and Body Scrub, this luxurious emulsified scrub is made with mango butter, fractionated coconut oil and lanolin help to condition and protect skin and fine dead sea salt for its natural healing properties. It has a creamy texture and is gentle enough for even sensitive skin. Ingredients like Want to make it vegan? Try substituting the lanolin – which is found in Lush’s Ocean Salt Face and Body Scrub – with cupuacu butter.

If you like this recipe, then you may also like my recent recipe for making strawberry & chocolate fudge solid sugar scrub bars! Or discover more of my body scrub recipes here.

Learn how to make homemade pine tar soap with this simple pine tar soap recipe. Traditionally, pine tar soap is used to treat problematic skin conditions that include psoriasis, eczema, dandruff and skin inflammation. It can also be used to soothe and treat symptoms of poison ivy, oak, and sumac and it helps to relieve itching caused by bug bites.

As far as soaps go, my pine tar soap recipe is fairly basic but is big on benefits making it more than deserving of this favorites list. Traditionally, pine tar soap is used to treat problematic skin conditions that include psoriasis, eczema, dandruff and skin inflammation. It can also be used to soothe and treat symptoms of poison ivy, oak, and sumac and it helps to relieve itching caused by bug bites. I loved the way this soap felt on my skin and I also found it helped my dog’s flea dermatitis.

For more of my homemade soap recipes be sure to follow my Simply Soapmaking Pinterest board.

This cracked heel repair balm recipe contains all natural ingredients that help to heal and protect cracked heels and feet. It's also great for hands, elbows, knees and lips - pretty much anywhere your skin needs some extra love!

If you’re prone to dry or cracked skin then this cracked heel repair balm recipe is sure to make your own favorites list! My cracked heel repair balm contains all natural ingredients that help to heal and protect cracked heels and feet. Plus, it’s also great for hands, elbows, knees and lips – pretty much anywhere your skin needs some extra love!

For similar skin care recipes check out this blog post with 16 homemade lanolin skin care recipes that can help to protect your skin all winter long.

Created as a dupe to the clariSEA Deep Pore Detox Activated Charcoal Exfoliating Mask, this activated charcoal detox mask recipe draws out impurities, clears up blackheads and removes excess oil for reduced breakouts and faster healing times.

Created as a dupe to the clariSEA Deep Pore Detox Activated Charcoal Exfoliating Mask, my activated charcoal detox mask recipe draws out impurities, clears up blackheads and removes excess oil for reduced breakouts and faster healing times.

You can find more face mask recipes on Soap Deli News blog here.

This foaming salt scrub recipe is super easy to make and can be customized with your favorite scent! Just melt, pour and mix ingredients for a foaming salt scrub that gently exfoliates as it lathers and cleanses like soap!

My foaming salt scrub recipe makes showering all the more fun! Not only is this skin care recipe super easy to make but it can also be customized with your favorite scent! Just melt, pour and mix ingredients for a foaming salt scrub that gently exfoliates as it lathers and cleanses like soap!

This homemade magnesium and arnica body butter recipe is scented with a delightful lavender and orange fragrance and is great for everyday aches, pains and bruises.

My homemade lavender and orange scented magnesium and arnica body butter recipe is great for everyday aches, pains and bruises. I created this recipe for my grandmother who has been in out of the hospital a lot this past year and has endured quite a few nasty bruises from IV’s. Arnica has been traditionally used to treat bruises while magnesium is key to offering some relief from aches and pains.

If you like this recipe you may also like my non-greasy lavender body butter recipe, my simple 3-ingredient pain relief massage oil recipe, my chocolate lavender pain relief salve recipe and my homemade ginger salve recipe for sore muscles.

This ultimate detox salt bar recipe combines pink Himalayan salt with coconut derived activated charcoal for the ultimate detox salt bath! Superfatted at 20%, this detox salt bar recipe also contains coconut oil, castor oil, safflower oil and mango butter for lather and conditioning.

My ultimate detox salt bar recipe is another one of my favorite skin care recipes. This homemade soap recipe combines pink Himalayan salt with coconut derived activated charcoal for the ultimate detox salt bath! Superfatted at 20%, this detox salt bar recipe also contains coconut oil, castor oil, safflower oil and mango butter for lather and conditioning.

If you’ve never made cold process soap before, you can find a tutorial on how to make cold process soap from scratch here.

This easy cream eyeshadow recipe requires just three ingredients and results in a beautiful and highly pigmented cream eyeshadow that glides on smooth and provides lasting results. This cream eyeshadow is also great for blending.

If you love customizing your own eyeshadow colors then this easy cream eyeshadow recipe is right up your alley! It requires just three ingredients to make your own beautiful and highly pigmented cream eyeshadows that offer both a smooth application and lasting results.

If you’re interested in eyeshadows and beauty products you can buy rather than DIY, be sure to check out my Bath & Beauty board on Pinterest.

Learn how to make this luxury double butter soap recipe with high percentages of both cocoa butter and shea butter that's perfect for dry winter skin.

And last, but certainly not least, is my luxury double butter soap recipe. This low cleansing homemade soap contains high percentages of both cocoa butter and shea butter that’s perfect for dry winter skin. There are both palm and palm free versions of this soap recipe.

You can find more of my palm free soap recipes here.

I hope you have as much fun recreating my beauty and skin care recipes as I had making them! Thank you all for your encouragement and readership throughout the past year. I hope to share even more with you in 2017!

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Natural Clay Cleansing Bar Recipes

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These natural clay cleansing bar recipes are soap free and contain ingredients that are not only kind to skin but also help to prevent acne!

These natural clay cleansing bar recipes are soap free and contain ingredients that are not only kind to skin but also help to prevent acne! My friend, Bambi, joined me in creating these clay cleansing bar recipes. I formulated my recipe with bentonite clay and activated charcoal for my combination acne prone skin. Bambi created hers for normal but maturing skin. You can make both for your ever changing skin or simply make the one that best fits your skin type!

We used a Crafter’s Choice Basic Guest Round Silicone Soap Mold for our clay cleansing bars. Each recipe yields three bars. So you can double your favorite clay cleansing bar recipe to make six bars or make both recipes to fill your mold completely. Once you have your mold, you’ll also need a digital scale as well as graduated transfer pipettes if you’d like to add essential oils to your clay cleansing bars.

Natural Clay Cleansing Bar Recipes

Clay Cleansing Bar Recipe for Acne Prone Skin

Clay Cleansing Bar Recipe for Acne Prone Skin

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

1 oz. bentonite clay
1.5 oz. kaolin (white cosmetic) clay
2.5 oz. rhassoul clay
.2 oz. activated charcoal powder
.25 oz. refined shea butter
.3 oz. 100% neem oil
.35 oz. jojoba, argan or rosehip seed oil
.95 oz. Mountain Rose Herbs’ witch hazel extract
.5 mL tea tree oil
1 mL lavender essential oil

Instructions:

See below.

Clay Cleansing Bar Recipe for Maturing Skin

Clay Cleansing Bar Recipe for Maturing Skin

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

2.3 oz. kaolin (white cosmetic) clay
2 oz. rhassoul clay
.8 oz. sea clay
.25 oz. refined shea butter
.35 oz. jojoba, argan or rosehip seed oil
.3 oz. hemp seed oil
.95 oz. Mountain Rose Herbs’ witch hazel extract

Instructions:

Begin by using a digital scale to weigh out the shea butter. Melt in a double boiler or at 40-50% power in the microwave in a glass Pyrex measuring cup.

Once the shea butter has melted weigh out the carrier oils and stir into the melted shea butter. If your oils are cold you may need to gently reheat the mixture until it’s liquid again.

Next, weigh out the witch hazel extract and stir into the oils.

If you are adding any essential oils, measure them out using a graduated transfer pipette and stir into the melted shea butter and oil mixture. Set aside.

In a separate glass container weigh out and combine the clays and the activated charcoal if applicable. Mix well. If you are using bentonite clay, you do not want to use metal utensils for mixing.

Once you’ve thoroughly mixed the clays, slowly mix into the melted shea butter/oil/witch hazel extract mixture. You may need to wear gloves and mix with your hands as it’s going to be very thick and almost dough like.

These natural clay cleansing bar recipes are soap free and contain ingredients that are not only kind to skin but also help to prevent acne! My friend, Bambi, joined me in creating these clay cleansing bar recipes. I formulated my recipe with bentonite clay and activated charcoal for my combination acne prone skin. Bambi created hers for normal but maturing skin. You can make both for your ever changing skin or simply make the one that best fits your skin type!

Once you are sure all the ingredients are thoroughly combined, press the clay cleansing bar mixture into the cavities of your mold. Each of these clay cleansing bar recipes will yield three guest sized bars.

Now set the mold aside in a safe location to allow your clay cleansing bars to fully harden.

These natural clay cleansing bar recipes are soap free and contain ingredients that are not only kind to skin but also help to prevent acne! My friend, Bambi, joined me in creating these clay cleansing bar recipes. I formulated my recipe with bentonite clay and activated charcoal for my combination acne prone skin. Bambi created hers for normal but maturing skin. You can make both for your ever changing skin or simply make the one that best fits your skin type!

These natural clay cleansing bar recipes are soap free and contain ingredients that are not only kind to skin but also help to prevent acne! My friend, Bambi, joined me in creating these clay cleansing bar recipes. I formulated my recipe with bentonite clay and activated charcoal for my combination acne prone skin. Bambi created hers for normal but maturing skin. You can make both for your ever changing skin or simply make the one that best fits your skin type!

After several days you should be able to unmold your clay cleansing bars. Gently press them out of the mold’s cavities. If they don’t seem to want to come out intact, you may need to wait a little longer. (Humidity can slow down the drying time for these.)

These natural clay cleansing bar recipes are soap free and contain ingredients that are not only kind to skin but also help to prevent acne! My friend, Bambi, joined me in creating these clay cleansing bar recipes. I formulated my recipe with bentonite clay and activated charcoal for my combination acne prone skin. Bambi created hers for normal but maturing skin. You can make both for your ever changing skin or simply make the one that best fits your skin type!

Your clay cleansing bars are now ready! Package and label as desired for storage or gifting. Or if you are making my clay cleansing bar recipes recipe to sell, you’ll need to label your bars appropriately to meet state and federal laws. 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.

To use your clay cleansing bars, simply run the bar of your choice briefly under water then massage onto your face. Repeat the process as necessary until you’ve covered your entire face. Once the clay on your face has dried, gently rinse and pat dry. Then follow with your favorite moisturizer or serum!

Be sure to store your clay cleansing bars in a cool, dry location away from water and humidity to extend its shelf life. Wasn’t that easy?!

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Orange & Chamomile Exfoliating Foaming Cleanser Recipe

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Inspired by Suki's Exfoliate Foaming Cleanser, my exfoliating foaming cleanser recipe gently exfoliates your face with natural sugar while also helping to purify pores, remove dry skin, even skin tone and smooth and soften your complexion.

Inspired by Suki’s Exfoliate Foaming Cleanser, my orange & chamomile exfoliating foaming cleanser recipe gently exfoliates your face with natural sugar while also helping to purify pores, remove dry skin, even skin tone and smooth and soften your complexion.

This all natural foaming facial cleanser lathers as you massage it onto damp or wet skin to wash away excess dirt and makeup, while sweet almond oil – a mild, hypoallergenic oil – helps to protect skin against UV radiation damage as well as aid in keeping skin soft and supple.

Sweet almond oil is especially suited for sensitive skin and is easily absorbed by skin. Due to its high vitamin A content, it can also help to prevent acne. In addition it aids in relieving inflammation, itchiness and redness that may be caused by eczema or psoriasis. (If you suffer from eczema or psoriasis, be sure to also check out my homemade pine tar soap recipe.)

Blood orange essential oil is also wonderful for helping to reduce skin inflammation as well as flushing out toxins, while chamomile has also long been praised for its anti-inflammatory properties in skin care.

Inspired by Suki's Exfoliate Foaming Cleanser, my exfoliating foaming cleanser recipe gently exfoliates your face with natural sugar while also helping to purify pores, remove dry skin, even skin tone and smooth and soften your complexion.

Orange & Chamomile Exfoliating Foaming Cleanser Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

7 oz. white granulated sugar
.8 oz. Dr. Bronner’s Baby Mild Unscented Hemp Liquid Castile Soap
.25 oz. sweet almond oil
.05 oz. castor oil
1 Tablespoon chamomile flowers, ground or chamomile flower powder
1 mL blood orange essential oil

Instructions:

Using a digital scale, begin by weighing out the liquid Castile soap, sweet almond oil and castor oil into a glass container.

Using a graduated transfer pipette, measure out the blood orange essential oil and add to the soap and oil mixture.

How to make an exfoliating foaming cleanser recipe for your face!

Whisk well to combine thoroughly. The mixture will kind of resemble scrambled eggs with a bit of butter. (Weird, right?)

Weigh out the sugar into a separate container.

Then measure out the ground chamomile flowers using a measuring spoon and whisk into the sugar.

Slowly pour the sugar and chamomile flower mixture into the container with the liquid mixture, stirring as you go.

Continue mixing until all of the ingredients for your exfoliating foaming cleanser are thoroughly combined.

Inspired by Suki's Exfoliate Foaming Cleanser, my orange & chamomile exfoliating foaming cleanser recipe gently exfoliates your face with natural sugar while also helping to purify pores, remove dry skin, even skin tone and smooth and soften your complexion.

Now spoon your orange & chamomile exfoliating foaming cleanser into two 4 oz. glass salve jars. I used the glass jars from Container and Packaging for this project. Screw on the lids of your choice, then label as desired for personal use or gifting.

If you are making this exfoliating foaming cleanser to sell, you’ll need to label appropriately to meet state and federal laws. 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. You may also want to consider a natural preservative.

To use your orange & chamomile exfoliating foaming cleanser, simply scoop out the desired amount then massage onto your wet face in circular motion. Rinse, then pat dry and follow with your favorite toner and moisturizer.

This homemade coffee scrub recipe without coconut oil is inspired by the Frank Body Original Coffee Scrub. Scented with a fresh blend of orange, coconut and cardamom, my coffee scrub recipe contains naturally emollient sweet almond oil, mineral rich pink Himalayan salt, anti-inflammatory blood orange essential oil, brown sugar, and ground coffee to exfoliate, smooth and brighten dull, aging or acne prone skin. Plus there are free printable labels for gifting!

If you like my recipe for my orange & chamomile exfoliating foaming cleanser, then you may also like my orange & coconut coffee scrub recipe. Inspired by the Frank Body Original Coffee Scrub, my coffee scrub recipe is scented with a fresh blend of orange, coconut and cardamom and also contains naturally emollient sweet almond oil, mineral rich pink Himalayan salt, anti-inflammatory blood orange essential oil, brown sugar, and ground coffee to exfoliate, smooth and brighten dull, aging or acne prone skin.

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DIY Detox Shower Scrub Bars Video Tutorial for skin in need of some TLC!

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DIY Detox Shower Scrub Bars

Want soft and supple skin? These DIY Detox Shower Scrub Bars are perfect for skin in need of a little extra TLC. Plus they’re easy enough that anyone can make them! This simple video tutorial from The Nadia Effect will walk you through the process of creating your own DIY Detox Shower Scrub Bars so you get it right the first try! Once you’ve made your DIY Detox Shower Scrub Bars, be sure to follow The Nadia Effect on Facebook here for more great DIY skincare ideas and DIY skincare video tutorials.

Detox Shower Scrub Bars Recipe

© Nadia Mansour

Ingredients:

2 Cups cocoa butter
1 Cup kokum butter
1 Cup shea butter
2 Tablespoons baobab oil
1/2 teaspoon fragrance oil
rock salt or coarse sea salt or coarse pink salt

Instructions:

Unlike the majority of my skincare recipes, you won’t need a digital scale for this project. Instead you’ll need measuring spoons and measuring cups.

Per Nadia’s video tutorial for making these DIY detox shower scrub bars, you’ll begin by measuring out the cocoa butter, kokum butter and shea butter into a large glass bowl.

Heat until melted then measure out and stir in the baobab oil and a skin safe fragrance oil of your choice. Set aside.

Using a 3″x3″x1″ mold – you can find the one used in this video here –  fill each of the mold’s cavities with large rock salt.

Now fill each of the mold’s cavities with the melted butter mix over the rock salt and gently stir the salt and melted butter mixture in each of the mold’s cavities.

Carefully place the mold in the refrigerator – I suggest placing the mold on a cutting board prior to starting this project for easy transport – until the detox shower scrub bars are semi-solid.

Decorate the tops of your detox shower scrub bars with more salt to suit, then refrigerate them in the mold until they’ve fully solidified.

Once your detox shower scrub bars have fully hardened, simply remove them from the mold for use!

I recommend wrapping your detox shower scrub bars in foodservice film until ready to use.

To use, simply massage a detox shower scrub bar onto wet skin in a warm to hot shower, then rinse and pat dry. Then just be sure to keep your detox shower scrub bar dry in between uses.

DIY this homemade truffle buff recipe for an exfoliating in the shower body butter scrub that leaves your skin extraordinarily soft!

If you like Nadia’s recipe for making your own DIY Detox Shower Scrub Bars, then you’ll also love her Truffle Bar Recipe for soft skin! You can find her Truffle Bar Recipe at Soap Deli News blog here. In addition, you may also enjoy my own recipe for making a Lush inspired massage bar. You can find that recipe here.

Etta + Billie Grapefruit Cardamom Body Scrub // A natural exfoliating scrub bar with certified organic ingredients. This scrub combines the therapeutic properties of solar evaporated sea salt with the ultra moisturizing skin loving properties of organic cocoa butter and fair trade shea butter. An uplifting exotic spicy blend of bright fresh pink grapefruit and herbaceous sultry cardamom.

Don’t have time to make your own detox shower scrub bar? You can buy them instead! One of my favorite sea salt scrub bars is the Grapefruit Cardamom Body Scrub from Etta + Billie. This natural exfoliating sea salt scrub bar is made with certified organic ingredients and combines the therapeutic properties of solar evaporated sea salt with the ultra moisturizing skin loving properties of organic cocoa butter and fair trade shea butter. It’s then scented with the uplifting exotic spicy blend of bright fresh pink grapefruit and herbaceous sultry cardamom. You can find it here.

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Truffle Buff Recipe for the Softest Skin Ever

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DIY this homemade truffle buff recipe for an exfoliating in the shower body butter scrub that leaves your skin extraordinarily soft!

Learn how to DIY this homemade truffle buff recipe for an exfoliating in the shower body butter scrub that leaves your skin extraordinarily soft!

This truffle buff recipe was created by Nadia Mansour, the former owner of a successful small business called, Ouish®, for which she created high end and all natural skincare products. Since then, however, Nadia has decided to take a break from the small business world and share her homemade skincare recipes instead on her new Facebook blog, The Nadia Effect. The Nadia Effect includes not only skincare recipes, but also DIY videos for making your own natural skincare products and even dessert recipes for baking up treats like her Hazelnut Mocha Cookies. I absolutely LOVE her page and my hope is that you’ll become a fan of hers  as well.

You’ll find Nadia’s truffle buff recipe below. It is, of course, re-printed with her permission.

DIY this homemade truffle buff recipe for an exfoliating in the shower body butter scrub that leaves your skin extraordinarily soft!

Homemade Truffle Buff Recipe

© Nadia Mansour

Ingredients:

15 oz. kokum butter
15 oz. shea butter
3 oz. rice, ground
3 oz. almonds, ground
3 oz. adzuki beans, ground
.78 oz. (2%) skin safe fragrance, of choice

Instructions:

You’ll need a digital scale to weigh all of your ingredients.

Begin by weighing out the kokum and shea butter. Combine in a double boiler and melt the butters over low heat.

Once the butters have melted, remove from heat and pour into a clean bowl. Set aside.

Next, weigh out the dry ingredients separately.

Using a food processor grind the rice, almonds and adzuki  beans, one at a time, to a medium/fine texture. Don’t over process these ingredients as they will act as your exfoliants.

Weigh out the fragrance oil you’ve chosen to use for this truffle buff recipe. (Need fragrance oil suggestions? One of the best selling fragrance oils Nadia used in her products was the Chicks Dig It Fragrance Oil from Just Scent.)

Now add the ground dry ingredients and fragrance oil to the melted butter mixture. Stir the mixture thoroughly to combine then place in your refrigerator.

Every 5-10 minutes, take the bowl out of the fridge and give it a stir. Then pop the mixture back into the fridge and repeat the process. Be patient.

Keep repeating this process until the mixture starts to look opaque and most of the exfoliants start to suspend in the mixture. Once you get to that stage, work quickly and immediately pour the truffle buff  mixture into the cavities of a silicone mold of your choosing. (I recommend placing the mold on a cutting board before your fill them so they are easier to transport.)

Don’t worry if you waited too long to pour your truffle buff into the molds. If you realize it’s gone past the stage where it starts to turn opaque and the mixture has hardened, simply it into the microwave and melt it slightly. Re-mix and try again.

Once you’ve poured the melted truffle buff mixture into your mold, place the mold into your refrigerator until your bars have hardened.

Once hardened, simply remove your truffle buffs from the mold. Decorate the tops if desired. You can use regular dark chocolate to add an icing drizzle or even dark cocoa butter wafers.

Wrap your truffle buff bars in foodservice film and label as desired for gifting or until use.

Side Notes:

Nadia does not recommend adding colorants to her truffle buff recipe. Her experience has shown that they do not color the mixture well and are likely to leave color on your skin when used.

In addition, as this truffle buff recipe does not contain a preservative, it is essential that you follow proper storage guidelines. When the bar is not in use, keep it out of the shower and away from steam on an elevated plate, such as a soap dish, that will allow air to flow above and below the product. It needs to be kept dry between uses. However, if you’d like to use a preservative, be sure to follow the manufacturer’s guidelines for the preservative you choose. Even with a preservative, however, it is highly recommend that you still follow the previously mentioned storage guidelines.

How to Use:

Use your truffle buff in the shower with warm-hot water running on your skin by massaging the truffle buff bar over your body in circular motions. The warm-hot water, along with your body temperature, will help to melt the truffle buff bar as you use it. Once completed, gently wash off any residue and pat skin dry with a towel to reveal your softest ever skin.

This Lush inspired massage bar recipe is so easy to make and only requires a few simple ingredients. Inspired by Lush's Wiccy Magic Muscles Massage Bar, this massage bar recipe is made using a base of shea and cocoa butters, massaging organic Adzuki beans and a combination of cinnamon and peppermint essential oils for a warm, tingly sensation that helps to ease and soothe sore muscles.

If you like Nadia’s Truffle Buff Recipe, then you may also like my Lush inspired Massage Bar Recipe inspired by Lush’s Wiccy Magic Muscles Massage Bar. This massage bar is made using a base of shea and cocoa butters, this Lush inspired massage bar recipe also includes massaging organic adzuki beans and a combination of cinnamon leaf and peppermint essential oils for a warm, tingly sensation that helps to ease and soothe sore muscles.

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