DIY Unicorn Balm with a Hint of Shimmer and Sparkle

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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!

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!

Learn how to make your own fabulous DIY unicorn balm! This tri-color balm leaves just a hint of shimmer on your skin and can be scented with your favorite fragrance!

DIY Unicorn Balm Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

1.5 oz. sweet almond oil
1 oz. fractionated coconut oil
1 oz. emulsifying wax
1 oz. sal butter
.15 oz. skin safe fragrance oil of choice
1 teaspoon arrowroot powder
1/4 teaspoon each of three mica colors of choice
3/8th of a teaspoon flashing pearl, shimmer pearl or silvery white pearl mica

Instructions:

You will need a digital scale for this project. A regular kitchen or postal scale will work for this particular project, however I specifically use a Baker’s Math Scale. (I recommend this scale if you are making soap or plan on doing a lot of bath and body projects in the future.)

Begin by weighing out the sal butter and emulsifying wax. Combine in a large glass Pyrex measuring cup, then melt in the microwave at 50% power. (Alternately you may also use a double boiler.)

If you don’t have sal butter or prefer to use another butter, you can also use refined shea butter or mango butter in place of the sal butter. (Sal butter is a great substitute for shea butter for anyone who is sensitive to shea butter or has a latex allergy. Sal butter is a superb moisturizer and is believed to help with various skin disorders such as acne, eczema and psoriasis. It can also help to reduce skin inflammation. In addition, its chemical composition makes it especially suited for hard lotions.)

Using a measuring spoon, measure out one level teaspoon of arrowroot powder. Stir or whisk into the melted sal butter and emulsifying wax until the arrowroot powder has dissolved and there are no clumps.

Next, weigh out the sweet almond oil and fractionated coconut oil. Stir or whisk into your DIY unicorn balm mixture.

You can substitute the sweet almond oil with another carrier oil if desired such as grapeseed oil. Just be sure it is liquid at room temperature. If you are substituting the fractionated coconut oil, choose another liquid at room temperature dry oil for best results. Other dry oils I like are rosehip seed oil and hemp seed oil.

If you using a fragrance oil, weigh out and stir in the fragrance. (You can also use an essential oil or essential oil blend of your choice. In this case, use .05 oz. of essential oil.)

Now divide the DIY unicorn balm base into three containers.

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!

Using a measuring spoon, add 1/4 teaspoon of your first mica color to one container of the unicorn balm. Stir well to combine. Repeat with a 1/4 teaspoon of the next mica color in the second container, and then add 1/4 teaspoon of your third mica color to the last and final container, mixing after each addition. (Please note you do not want to use lake dyes for this project.)

Now add 1/8 teaspoon of your flashing pearl, shimmer pearl or silvery white pearl mica to each of the three colors. This will give skin a very subtle shimmer. For more obvious shimmer, increase the amount used to suit. Stir each container well to ensure all of the mica is thoroughly combined in each container.

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!

Once the individually colored DIY unicorn balms start to solidify from a liquid state, stir again. Then scoop one of the colors into your container(s) so it fills 1/3rd of the container(s) you are using.

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!

Repeat with the rest of the colors until your container(s) are filled.

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!

Now use a mini spatula or the flat side of a knife or a spoon to swirl the top layer of the DIY unicorn balm. Finally, dust the top of your unicorn balm with the Diamond Dust, white or pearl mica.  Allow the unicorn balm to completely set up, then gently smooth the tops with the back of a spoon. Screw on the lids to your containers. Your completed DIY unicorn balm will have the consistency of a cream or thick lotion.

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!

You’ve now made your own DIY unicorn balm! Yay! For this project I used a 100 mL wide-mouth cosmetic style screw top jar from Infinity Jars. These jars are really cool, not only because of the awesome color – they are made from a deep violet glass that looks black – they also offer an airtight seal, filter out UV light and are scent proof. I had enough of the unicorn balm left over to also fill three 10 gram/mL lip balm pots.

This Watercolor Chubby Unicorn Clipart by Antler and Twine is perfect for your DIY Unicorn Balm!

If you’d like to label your DIY unicorn balm, you can easily create your own DIY stickers or labels using clipart and a word program. I am personally crushing on this watercolor chubby unicorn clipart from Antler and Twine. (Don’t forget to purchase a commercial license if you plan to sell these using clipart you’ve purchased.)

You can find a step-by-step tutorial for making your own DIY labels at Soap Deli News blog here. (Just scroll down to find the step-by-step tutorial after the soap recipes.) For printing your labels, you can get great prices on bulk labels online from WorldLabel here.

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 friend, Bambi, helped me make this awesomely fun project. She was also my “hand” model! In addition to helping me with my own projects from time to time, Bambi also makes and sells her own beaded jewelry in her Etsy shop, Happy Tree Frog Studios. I hope you’ll check it out! (Psst. She also modeled my DIY Anti-Puff Eye Roller for tired, puffy eyes and under eye bags. You can find that recipe here.)

Handmade Unicorn Kisses Multi-toned Iridescent Highlighter from Broken Arrow Beauty

If you don’t have time to make your own DIY unicorn, some other equally awesome unicorn themed bath and body products I’m crushing on include this Unicorn Kisses multi-toned iridescent highlighter (pictured) from Broken Arrow Beauty, Unicorn Poop Bubble Scoop from Persephone Soaps, Sparkly Magical Whipped Unicorn Soap from Rose Garden Apothecary, Magical Unicorn Bath Bomb from Bubble Funtastic, Poop Shaped Unicorn Poop Bubble Bar from Sink or Swim Bath Treats, Glittery Unicorn Poop Whipped Body Frosting from My Raw Beauti and Unicorn Poop Bubble Bars from Two Wild Hares. (Or discover even more sparkly unicorn bath and body favorites here.)

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Must Have Summer Beauty Products

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Must Have Summer Beauty Products - These must have summer beauty products are not only great for summer, but they'll keep up with you through every season that follows!

Must Have Summer Beauty Products

These must have summer beauty products are not only great for summer, but they’ll keep up with you through every season that follows!

1. Rocky Mountain Essentials Natural Shoe Deodorizer & Foot Odor Spray with Tea Tree Oil // This natural shoe and foot deodorizer spray is a must have for summer shoes and sandals. While feet may sweat, your shoes – and your feet! – don’t have to smell like it. This peppermint scented shoe deodorizer & foot odor spray is made up of a blend of pure essential oils that have antibacterial properties to fight the bacteria that causes odor. Simply spray directly on feet – it’s SO refreshing! – or shoes as needed. You may also want to try their Tea Tree Antifungal Foot Soak.

2. clariSEA Sea Salt Solutions Mattifying Healing Dust // This all natural powder contains a soothing mix of oil absorbing kaolin / light reflecting mica / clarifying sea salt and nourishing minerals to help heal skin and control excess oil production either under makeup or alone. It’s perfect for keeping oily summer skin in check so you always look your best.

3. Royal Apothic Cuppa Cuppa Firming Tea Treatment Mask // This fantastic firming face mask comes as six tubes, each with a full individual mask. Formulated with a blend of exotic teas, this clay mask leaves behind smoother, firmer, more radiant skin after use. It’s packed with antioxidant-rich black, green, and white teas, as well as other beneficial botanical extracts including acai, pomegranate, coffee, and goji berry. Additionally it firms, reduces dark spots, helps skin retain moisture, and gently exfoliates to reveal a refreshed, luminous complexion.

4. Supergoop! Daily Correct CC Cream SPF 35 // Reformulated and available in three shades, this daily correcting cream provides strong SPF protection from the sun while helping hide your flaws. In addition to covering imperfections, it also protects skin from photoaging and provides clarity in an easy one step product. The addition of Omega-3, Omega-6, and apple extract help to correct hyperpigmentation providing a clearer, more even skin tone. Plus it’s blended with light-diffusing mica that instantly softens the look of lines, wrinkles and pores—leaving behind a fresh and flawless face.

5. LOC One & Done Shadow Stick // This easy-as-could-be, paraben-free shadow stick from Birchbox brand LOC nixes the usual eye makeup hoopla (read: multiple brushes, blenders, and primers) and delivers up to 11 hours of creaseless, waterproof color—all in just one swipe. Even better, this collection of shades was handpicked by YouTube beauty star Tati Westbrook, who selected the hues she considers most on trend. Another bonus? Everything in the LOC line is super affordable, cruelty-free, and the perfect compact size–ideal for keeping you stylish through the seasons! Sign up for the Birchbox monthly beauty box here to receive monthly beauty samples and earn points you can use towards free or discounted products.

6. Beauty Protector Protect & Detangle // A Birchbox exclusive, this paraben- and sulfate-free detangler seals the cuticles of each strand to smooth hair and moisturizes, which helps minimize frizz. It also provides protection against summer’s UV rays and heat, safeguards color, and adds shine. Plus it’s weightless, non-greasy formula that leaves behind an airy floral scent. Suitable for all hair types. Sign up for the Birchbox monthly beauty box here to receive monthly beauty samples and earn points you can use towards free or discounted products.

For more must have beauty products, be sure to also check out this collection of natural beauty products for him & her as well as six of my most loved, crushworthy beauty products! Or shop from a collection of my bath, body and beauty favorites at Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen.

What are you must have beauty products for summer?


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New Beauty and Skin Care Books

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Make It Up walks you through the natural ingredients available in most kitchens, online, or at local food stores and explains how natural oils, butters, clays, and minerals can easily replace petroleum products, artificial colors, and lab-created mystery fragrances. It follows with starter makeup recipes for things like lip balm, lotions, and face masks, then moves into beauty recipes for foundations, lipsticks, eyeliners, blush, bronzers, and more.

New Beauty and Skin Care Books

Right now you can pre-order, Make It Up: The Essential Guide to DIY Makeup and Skin Care, by Marie Rayma – creator of Humblebee & Me blog! Marie, of Calgary, Canada, shares a wonderful collection of beauty and skin care recipes for cosmetics, soaps, lotions, and lip balms weekly on her blog – of which I’m a long time fan – here. Her goal, with both her blog and her new book, is to allow us to ditch store bought beauty and skin care products and swap them for quality, homemade natural beauty alternatives. Marie posts new recipes to her blog, Humblebee & Me, twice a week and is super excited about the upcoming release of her first book, Make It Up: The Essential Guide to DIY Makeup and Skin Care.

Make It Up walks you through the natural ingredients available in most kitchens, online, or at local food stores and explains how natural oils, butters, clays, and minerals can easily replace petroleum products, artificial colors, and lab-created mystery fragrances. It follows with starter makeup recipes for things like lip balm, lotions, and face masks, then moves into beauty recipes for foundations, lipsticks, eyeliners, blush, bronzers, and more. Detailed information on each ingredient used can be in Make It Up so you understand the strengths and benefits of each ingredient used. In addition, products can be tailored for you individual skin care needs—from swapping out ingredients not suitable for sensitive skin to whipping up the perfect colors suited to any complexion.

With easy-to-follow instructions, Make It Up includes recipes for more than 40 essential beauty and skin care recipes that will replace just about everything you put on your face and body with handmade, high-performance, healthy alternatives. Learn more about this book or pre-order it now here.

Handmade Beauty explores the different ingredients, equipment and methods you need to make your own handmade cosmetics including basic principles, such as making infusions, as well as storage and safety. This is followed by 37 skin care recipes for the face, body and hair, plus suggestions for adaptations. These beauty and skin care recipes cater to all skin and hair types, and include recipes for face and body scrubs, cleansers, toners, moisturizers, hand creams, lip balms & more!

Another beauty and skin care book you may be interested in is Handmade Beauty: Natural Recipes for your Face, Body and Hair by authors Juliette Goggin and Abi Righton. This beauty book is a guide filled with skin care and hair care recipes you can make at home with a few basic materials and kitchen equipment.

Handmade Beauty begins by exploring the different ingredients, equipment and methods you need to make your own handmade cosmetics including basic principles, such as making infusions, as well as storage and safety. This is followed by 37 skin care recipes for the face, body and hair, plus suggestions for adaptations. These beauty and skin care recipes cater to all skin and hair types, and include recipes for face and body scrubs, cleansers, toners, moisturizers, hand creams, lip balms, body butters, bath bombs, foot sprays, shampoos and hair treatments.

In addition you’ll also find step-by-step illustrations and clear instructions throughout Handmade Beauty to ensure that all of the hair and skin care recipes are easy to follow. There are also ideas on how to package and present your completed handmade beauty products. Learn more about Handmade Beauty or buy it now here.

Other books by popular bloggers that you may like include 101 Easy Homemade Products for Your Skin, Health & Home: A Nerdy Farm Wife’s All-Natural DIY Projects Using Commonly Found Herbs, Flowers & Other Plants (by the author of A Nerdy Farm Wife blog) and The Natural Beauty Solution: Break Free from Commercial Beauty Products Using Simple Recipes and Natural Ingredients (by the author of The Natural Beauty Workshop blog.)

Fifteen new and fantastic books to read to nurture your creative side this summer. From recipes to writing to crafts, you’re sure to discover something wonderful inside each one!

For more great books to keep your creative side happy this summer, check out my collection of must read books for summer on my Tumblr blog here.

For a huge collection of natural beauty and skin care recipes be sure to follow my Bath + Beauty board on Pinterest here. You can also find and follow me on Blog Lovin’TumblrFacebookTwitterG+ and Instagram.


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Natural Skin Care Products for Him & Her

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Natural skin care products for him and her. Fantastic natural and handmade beauty and skin care products that you must try!

Natural skin care products for him and her.

Stuck in a boring skin care routine? Spice it up with something new! This wonderful collection of fantastic natural and handmade beauty and skin care products are a must to try!

1. Bear Man Pure Organic Beard Oil // For him. This leave in beard conditioner is made with a proprietary blend of of organic oils that help to maintain a healthy looking beard with shine and manageability. Plus it’s unscented so it’s great for even sensitive skin!

2. FieldWorks Another Close Shave Shaving Gel // For him. This all-natural men’s shaving gel is made with bentonite clay and hydrating aloe and shea butter along with healing calendula. Great for sensitive skin and all skin types.

3. FIG+YARROW Organic Cardamom + Coffee Body Scrub // For him or her. This body scrub is a deliciously invigorating blend of firming, exfoliating and antioxidizing ingredients for smooth and supple skin. It includes Caffe Vita’s Theo Blend Coffee – a perfectly roasted marriage of organic fair trade Peruvian and Indonesian beans with enticing aromas of vanilla bean, black pepper and chocolate – and cardamom.

4. baebody Coconut Milk Body Scrub // For her. This body scrub is a unique blend of organic and natural ingredients that softens skin and helps relieve dryness and flaking. The addition of coconut milk and safflower oil help to reduce the appearance of age spots and aging, while Dead Sea salt helps to gently exfoliate skin.

Natural skin care products for him and her. A wonderful collection of fantastic natural and handmade beauty and skin care products that you have got to try!

5. Soapbox Fox Sexy Lumberjack Soap // For him. This skin soothing powerhouse of a soap was specifically formulated for the outdoorsy manly men of the world. It contains burdock root, nettle leaf, dandelion leaf, spirulina, and comfrey leaf to facilitate skin healing. It’s perfect for those suffering from dry itchy skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis. This super moisturizing formula can help soften even the most hardened and callused skin.

6. Herbivore Botanicals Pink Clay Gentle Cleansing Soap Bar // For her. This handmade soap bar contains ingredients that draw out impurities and toxins in skin while also nourishing, hydrating and replinishing your face and body. Has an invigorating citrus and floral scent.

7. French Girl Organics Henri & Claude Organic Absinthe Lip Balm // For him or her. This lip balm contains an essential oil blends based on traditional flavors of liqueurs & aperitifs from the South of France where they travel every year leading their Cuisine & Wine tours. You’ll love the licorice-spice flavor derived from organic anise seed oil and the infused oils of warm spices and vanilla.

8. FIG+YARROW Organic Mustard Soak // For him or her. This traditional sore muscle soak contains mustard to help facilitate body detoxification and stimulate circulation. Magnesium salts aid detoxification and promote mental and physical relaxation while Dead Sea salt offers vital minerals.

Natural skin care products for him and her. Stuck in a boring skin care routine? Spice it up with something new! This wonderful collection of fantastic natural and handmade beauty and skin care products are a must to try!

9. Sort of Coal Shampoo // For him. Created by a pioneering Danish company, this paraben and sulfate free shampoo contains white charcoal. White charcoal is 90 percent pure carbon and has a powerful ability to absorb due to its extremely porous surface. It is at the heart of centuries old Asian traditions surrounding well-being and purification.

10. Drop Dead Gorgeous Dry Shampoo // For him or her. Formulated for brunettes, this handcrafted dry shampoo contains activated charcoal to naturally deodorize hair and kaolin clay to absorb oil. Scented with peppermint and eucalyptus, this dry shampoo is all natural, vegan and cruelty free.

11. Mr. Cherrywood Handcrafted Shampoo & Conditioner // For him or her. Made in small batches, this natural shampoo and conditioner is designed specifically for athletes and adventurers that may need to shower more than once a day. It’s crafted with an Aloe Vera Juice base that’s packed with vitamins and amino acids to help keep your hair pleasantly satisfied.

12. French Girl Organics Mineral Lip Tint // For her. This amber noir mineral lip tint is a super lustrous, emollient lip balm and mineral color all in one! The color is a beautiful medium bronze amber that is both earthy and delicious with a hint of glint. It’s perfect for most all skin tones.

Which one is your favorite?

For more natural skin care products be sure to follow my Bath + Beauty board on Pinterest here. You can also find and follow me on Blog Lovin’,Tumblr, FacebookTwitterG+ and Instagram for more product suggestions as well as homemade skin care recipes.


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Homemade Beauty Recipe Books

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Homemade Beauty - 150 all-natural skin, hair and body care recipes. From turning blueberries into a lush detoxifying mask to fresh lemongrass into a non-toxic bug repellent, Homemade Beauty takes the ubiquitous eat-local, farm-to-table concept and brings it to the beauty category.

Love crafting your own natural homemade beauty recipes? Then you’ll definitely want to give the book, Homemade Beauty, a look! This book is a beautifully packaged collection of 150 all-natural skin, hair and body care recipes. From turning blueberries into a lush detoxifying mask to fresh lemongrass into a non-toxic bug repellent, Homemade Beauty takes the ubiquitous eat-local, farm-to-table concept and brings it to the beauty category. Learn more about this homemade beauty recipe book here. Have to own it now? You can purchase the kindle version of this book and save! (If you don’t have a kindle you can simply download the free kindle app for most devices here.)

The Natural Beauty Solution - A step-by-step guide to replacing commercial beauty products with a 100% natural routine. It features two-dozen easy-to-follow, customizable recipes for natural skin care that are not only provide a healthy alternative to mass-produced products, but will also make your skin and hair look their best.

If you like the aforementioned homemade beauty recipe book, you may also enjoy the beauty recipe book, The Natural Beauty Solution. The Natural Beauty Solution by Mary Helen Leonard is a step-by-step guide to replacing commercial beauty products with a 100% natural routine. It features two-dozen easy-to-follow, customizable homemade beauty recipes for natural skin care that are not only provide a healthy alternative to mass-produced products, but will also make your skin and hair look their best.

Common skin disorders, such as eczema, psoriasis,and acne are often aggravated by the chemical ingredients contained within commercial cosmetics while chemical-based hair care can cause frizz, breakage, and scalp irritation. And in many cases over the counter “cures” can worsen common skin and hair care issues. This book teaches you how to overhaul your medicine cabinet and create simple natural recipes that are both quick and affordable, as well as troubleshoot natural beauty methods to fit your specific skin and hair type. Learn more about The Natural Beauty Solution here.

To explore even more homemade beauty recipes be sure to follow my DIY Bath and Body board on Pinterest here. You may also be interested in my collection of soapmaking books and tutorials here. Or simply follow me on Blog Lovin’TumblrFacebookTwitterG+ or Instagram to keep up with all of my new blog posts and homemade beauty recipe ideas.


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