Natural Vegan Bath Bombs with Lavender & Chamomile

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Do you love natural vegan skin care products? Then these natural vegan bath bombs with lavender and chamomile may be right up your alley! Made using all natural vegan ingredients, these natural vegan bath bombs are perfect for a long relaxing soak in the tub!

Natural Vegan Bath Bombs! Do you love natural vegan skin care products? Then these natural vegan bath bombs with lavender and chamomile may be right up your alley! Made using all natural vegan ingredients, these natural vegan bath bombs are perfect for a long relaxing soak in the tub!

My homemade lavender chamomile bath bombs are made using a fizzing combination of baking soda and citric acid, not potentially skin irritating SLS, so they are suitable for even sensitive skin. They also contain skin soothing shea butter and anti-inflammatory French green clay. Combined with the aromatic properties of dried botanicals and lavender essential oil, these natural vegan bath bombs just might soak your cares away! (Figuratively, of course.)

Natural Vegan Bath Bombs! Do you love natural vegan skin care products? Then these natural vegan bath bombs with lavender and chamomile may be right up your alley! Made using all natural vegan ingredients, these natural vegan bath bombs are perfect for a long relaxing soak in the tub!

Ready to dive into making bath bombs this weekend? You can learn how to make my natural vegan bath bombs with lavender & chamomile now via my guest post at The Nourished Life blog.

This vegan solid lotion bar recipe is made with soothing oat butter, plantain infused olive oil and lavender essential oil. It's the perfect treat for sunburned skin this summer. Also try this vegan friendly moisturizer DIY on dry or rough feet, hands and elbows!

If you like my recipe for creating natural vegan bath bombs, then you may enjoy some of my other vegan skin care recipes. These recipes include my vegan solid lotion bars with soothing oat butter & lavender, my vegan friendly rose body butter moisturizer, my coconut milk facial cleanser with bamboo extract, and my foaming oat body scrub with frankincense & tamanu oil. (For even more vegan skin care recipes, visit Soap Deli News blog here.)

Mermaid Lagoon Bath Bomb Recipe! Learn how to DIY a mermaid lagoon bath bomb for a fun and colorful addition to your bath time ritual. This mermaid lagoon bath bomb recipe yields two large bath bombs with moisturizing cocoa butter shells.

Alternately you can also find my other homemade bath bomb recipes here.

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Natural Herbal Calendula Balm Recipe with Calendula Infused Oil

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Natural Herbal Calendula Balm Recipe made from Harvested Botanicals, Raw Local Beeswax and Olive Oil! Use this natural herbal calendula balm recipe to help promote healing with the power of calendula when used on minor cuts, bruises & insect stings.

Learn how to make your own natural herbal calendula balm recipe!

With spring here I decided to finally take advantage of the natural botanicals that grow in my area as the weather starts to turn warmer. Some common ingredients you can find right now include plantain and wild violets. The leaves of both of these plants actually have healing properties making them great for inclusion in a natural balm recipe. My yard was short on plantain, however, there were plenty of wild violets. So I picked wild violet leaves and combined them with some organic calendula petals and blue vervain leaves in olive oil and made an herbal infusion. I then combined my infusion with locally sourced, raw unfiltered beeswax from my local farmer’s market to create a balm.

You can use this natural herbal calendula balm recipe topically to treat minor cuts, bruises, and stings. If you don’t have these plants available to you, or if it’s just the wrong time of the year, they can all be purchased from Mountain Rose Herbs.

Following is my natural herbal calendula balm recipe. Feel free to make substitutions to get your own perfect, custom product.

DIY Natural Herbal Calendula Balm Recipe! Use this natural herbal calendula balm recipe to help promote healing with the power of calendula when used on minor cuts, bruises & insect stings.

Natural Herbal Calendula Balm Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

3 oz. herbal oil infusion
1 oz. beeswax
1 ml GMO-free vitamin E oil
1 ml rosemary extract
.5 ml chamomile essential oil (3-5% dilution in jojoba oil)

Instructions:

The vitamin E and rosemary extract are optional in this natural herbal calendula balm recipe. While vitamin E is naturally healing, both the vitamin E and rosemary extract will help to extend the shelf life of your oil.  The essential oil is optional as well or you can substitute with your favorite organic essential oil based on the properties you’re looking for in your balm.

How to Make Herbal Infused Oil for Making a Natural Herbal Calendula Balm!

To make your infusion, fill a mason jar about 3/4 of the way full of olive oil. Add equal parts of dried blue vervain leaves, wild violet leaves and calendula flowers to the oil until it reaches the same level of the oil. (Feel free to sub with herbs of your choosing.) Store in a cool, dark location for 3-6 weeks, then strain through cheesecloth.

If you’re in a hurry, combine the ingredients in a double boiler or in a mason jar inside of a pot filled about 2/3 of the way full with water. Heat on warm to low for 3-4 hours, then remove from heat and allow to cool. Strain the oil through cheesecloth back into your mason jar.

Using a digital scale weigh out the beeswax and melt in double boiler. Then weigh out the herb infused out and stir into the melted beeswax.

Natural Herbal Calendula Skin Balm Recipe! Use this natural herbal calendula balm recipe to help promote healing with the power of calendula when used on minor cuts, bruises & insect stings.

Next, use graduated transfer pipettes to measure out the vitamin E, rosemary extract and chamomile essential oil. Stir into the liquified beeswax and oil mixture then pour into glass salve jars or tins. Allow to cool completely then use as desired wherever your skin needs a little extra love!

Cocoa Calendula Balm from Buttercup & Jake. This handcrafted buttery balm gently soothes and protects dry, irritated skin with organic cocoa butter and organic vanilla beans. It's made with golden Calendula flower oil - locally and sustainably produced in the Hudson Valley - it's truly all-natural, preservative-free and 86% organic.

Don’t want to make your own? There are a lot of wonderful sellers on Etsy that sell their calendula balms and salves! For kids I’m partial to the Cocoa Calendula Balm from Buttercup & Jake. This handcrafted buttery balm gently soothes and protects dry, irritated skin with organic cocoa butter and organic vanilla beans. It’s made with golden Calendula flower oil – locally and sustainably produced in the Hudson Valley – it’s truly all-natural, preservative-free and 86% organic. You can buy it here.

Calendula Balm from The Home Apothecary made with handcrafted organic calendula oil.

I also like the Calendula Balm from The Home Apothecary made with handcrafted organic calendula oil. You can get it here. Also be sure to check out The Home Apothecary’s other amazing products including their Peppermint Mocha Body Balm and amazing Black Drawing Salve. Shop The Home Apothecary here.

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Homemade Natural Rhassoul Clay Mask Recipe

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Home Spa DIY - Natural Rhassoul Red Clay Face Mask Recipe - Perfect Homemade Beauty Gift for Mother's Day, Bridesmaids Gifts, or Stocking Stuffers - Free Printable Labels for Gifting

I created this natural Rhassoul clay mask recipe especially for those with maturing, dry and even sensitive skin. I use red Rhassoul clay as it’s suitable for all skin types. Mineral rich, cleansing and detoxifying, Rhassoul clay helps to rebalance dry flaky or mature skin, improve texture and elasticity and can help those suffering from eczema or psoriasis. It can also help to reduce those under eye bags. I combined the clay with botanical ingredients and natural essential oils as well as soothing colloidal oatmeal for the perfect mask for just about everyone.

Home Spa DIY - Natural Rhassoul Red Clay Face Mask Recipe - Perfect Homemade Gift for Mother's Day, Bridesmaids Gifts, or Stocking Stuffers

Natural Rhassoul Red Clay Mask Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

2 oz. red rhassoul clay
1 Tablespoon lavender blossoms
1 Tablespoon chamomile flowers
1 Tablespoon calendula petals
1 Tablespoon colloidal oatmeal
12 drops bergamot essential oil
12 drops lavender essential oil
12 drops frankincense essential oil

Directions:

Using a digital kitchen scale, weigh out 2 oz. of clay into a container. Then measure out 1 Tablespoon each of the lavender, chamomile and calendula flowers and place into a food processor or coffee grinder. Grind into a powder and add to the clay. Measure out the colloidal oatmeal and add to the clay as well. Using a dropper or pipette, add twenty drops each of the bergamot, lavender and frankincense essential oils. Mix well with a fork, then place into an air tight container.

Home Spa DIY - Natural Rhassoul Red Clay Face Mask Recipe - Perfect Homemade Gift for Mother's Day, Bridesmaids Gifts, or Stocking Stuffers

To use, simply mix two Tablespoons of clay with one Tablespoon of water, milk, green tea or aloe vera juice. Apply to face and allow to sit for 10 to 15 minutes. Finally using a damp washcloth gently remove the mask and pat dry.

Home Spa DIY - Natural Rhassoul Red Clay Face Mask Recipe - Perfect Homemade Gift for Mother's Day, Bridesmaids Gifts, or Stocking Stuffers

To gift, simply print out the recipe and labels here and apply to your containers of choice. I bought these fun little jars from JoAnn Crafts for a dollar each. I think they would be perfect inside of a gift basket as a Mother’s Day gift with other natural homemade bath and beauty products. Or tuck them inside your beauty conscious girl’s stocking as a Christmas gift. Alternately, they’d also be perfect tucked into a spa gift basket as bridesmaids gifts.

Looking for more printable diy projects? You can find them here on Soap Deli News blog. Also be sure to follow me on Pinterest for more great bath & beauty recipes and diy craft projects.


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Handmade Under Eye Anti-Wrinkle Cream

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Natural Handmade Anti-Wrinkle Under Eye Cream with Pure Rosewood Essential Oil

I am so excited to get started on formulating my new all natural anti-wrinkle under eye cream. As I’m getting older – I turn the big 3-8 this June – not only are the wrinkles around my eyes becoming more pronounced, but I have been getting dry patches under my eyes as well. Because of this it’s really sunk in that if I want to keep looking young, then I need to start working at it. Maturing skin really does need extra love to stay looking its best. So based on some various natural ingredients I’ve been experimenting with, I am finally ready to craft my own natural under eye anti-wrinkle cream. After all, our eyes are one the first places you start to notice the effects of aging. I’m also quite keen to minimize the scar under my right eye from a dog bite and hopefully minimize some of the under eye puffiness that afflicts me during allergy season and on those nights I just don’t sleep well. In addition I really want a super concentrated cream, rather than a cream with unnecessary fillers like water, and one that was free of chemicals and preservatives.

My handmade under eye cream will include a mixture of moisture rich oils, butters and botanicals prized for their skin conditioning, healing, and anti-inflammatory properties. Just a few of the ingredients that will be incorporated into my new recipe include calendula flower extract, evening primrose oil, olive squalane, grape seed oil, argan oil, hemp seed oil, calmelina oil, kokum butter, cocoa butter, shea butter, vitamin E and rosewood essential oil.

Once I get a recipe together, I have some very willing co-workers of all age ranges and skin types – including extremely sensitive skin – on stand by to help me test it out over a period of several weeks.

Curious about some of the ingredients I’ll be working with? Here’s some information on a some of the less common ingredients I’ll be using in my natural anti-aging skin care recipe.

Rosewood Essential Oil has a lovely light fragrance thought to ease stress and headaches – not to mention it doesn’t irritate my allergies – and is great for treating dry, dull skin, stretch marks and scars.

Calendula Flower Extract is praised for helping to heal chapped and irritated skin. It aids in skin regeneration, eases eczema and also has anti-inflammatory properties which really comes in handy for those puffy eyes in the morning.

Evening Primrose Oil is praised for it’s moisturizing and skin softening effects. It also helps to relieve eczema, redness and inflammation and aid in healing wounds.

Kokum Butter is prized for its essential fatty acids. When applied to skin it provides emollient and regenerative properties making it a wonderful choice for treating damaged skin as well as inflammation.

Argan Oil is rich in vitamin E and is highly valued for its healing, conditioning, and anti-aging properties.

Camelina Oil is naturally high in Omega-3 and contains over 50% polyunsaturated fats. It nourishes skin and helps to heal skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis as well as improve the elasticity of skin.

Olive Squalane Oil helps to boost your skin’s ability to naturally regenerate, nourish, hydrate, oxygenate and protect itself. It is often used to help with skin conditions such as eczema, dermatitis, and cracked skin. Additionally it can help to prevent the formation of brown age spots as well as add some protection for skin against UV radiation of the sun.

Grape Seed Oil is believed to help preserve moisture in aging skin and help to repair damaged skin, wrinkles around the eyes, and stretch marks.

Hemp Seed Oil is one of my newest favorite oils as it works so well to fight against dry and damaged skin as well as the effects of aging. It is known to help heal skin lesions, balance dry skin and combat skin inflammation. Much like jojoba oil, hemp oil is non-greasy, emollient and moisturizing.

Do you use an under-eye or anti-aging cream now? What’s your most favorite and least favorite thing about it?


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Cold Comfort Bath Soak for relief of seasonal allergies.

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If you enjoy a long soak in the bath, then you’re going to love these diy bath and body recipes made with natural herbs and botanicals from The Herb Companion. Each recipe has been created with a long luxurious soak in mind and includes recipes for bath soaks, salts and scrubs.

My favorite recipe is for the Cold Comfort Bath. While it’s late spring now and not exactly cold season, this handmade bath soak recipe is also perfect if you’re suffering from seasonal allergies and nasal congestion.

COLD COMFORT BATH

Yield: 31/2 ounces

2 tablespoons dried lavender flowers and leaves
2 tablespoons dried rosemary leaves
1 tablespoon dried gingerroot powder
2 tablespoons dried eucalyptus leaves
Fresh eucalyptus leaves, rosemary leaves to float in bathwater (optional)

Mix together dried herbs. Place them inside a square of natural fabric or a metal tea ball. Secure your bundle by tying the ends with a bit of sting. To use: Hang the herb bag under your water tap. Fill the tub with warm (not too hot) water, letting the water flow through the herbs. Get in the bath, squeeze out your herb bag and place it behind your neck as you bathe. You also may use it to scrub your body with a bit of soap.
To see the rest of the bath recipes available from The Herb Companion, check out their blog post, Soak and Scrub Your Cares Away. The available recipes include Myrna Loy Bath, Cold Comfort Bath, Honey Bath Tablets, English Lavender Bath, Superwoman Bath, Sunflower Soak, Fresh Gingerroot Bath, Bath Salts, Southwest Scrub, and Geranium Petal Body Scrub.

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