Natural Lavender Cream Deodorant Recipe with Bentonite Clay

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This natural lavender cream deodorant recipe is free of irritating baking soda and contains only natural ingredients like arrowroot powder, magnesium hydroxide and bacteria fighting neem oil. In addition, it can be used for other skin care issues. In addition to using this lavender cream deodorant under your arms to fight odor, also try it on your feet to keep them from sweating and stinking in hot shoes, on your face solo or underneath makeup to keep your face shine free and fight acne, or you can even use it as an acne fighting face mask! How's that for a four-in-one product?

This lavender cream deodorant recipe with bentonite clay won’t irritate sensitive skin. Plus three other ways to use this product for other skin care needs!

My natural lavender cream deodorant recipe is free of irritating baking soda and contains only natural ingredients like arrowroot powder, magnesium hydroxide and bacteria fighting neem oil. In addition, it can be used for other skin care issues. In addition to using this lavender cream deodorant under your arms to fight odor, also try it on your feet to keep them from sweating and stinking in hot shoes, on your face solo or underneath makeup to keep your face shine free and fight acne, or you can even use it as an acne fighting face mask! How’s that for a four-in-one product?

While my cream deodorant recipe has a light lavender scent, don’t feel boxed by my choice of essential oil. If you don’t like lavender, or if you’re looking for a masculine fragrance, you can substitute the lavender essential oil in my cream deodorant recipe with another essential oil of your choice like cedarwood, fir needle, rosemary or even patchouli! You’ll find my lavender cream deodorant recipe below. (And this one is by far my very favorite deodorant recipe ever!)

This natural lavender cream deodorant recipe is free of irritating baking soda and contains only natural ingredients like arrowroot powder, magnesium hydroxide and bacteria fighting neem oil. In addition, it can be used for other skin care issues. In addition to using this lavender cream deodorant under your arms to fight odor, also try it on your feet to keep them from sweating and stinking in hot shoes, on your face solo or underneath makeup to keep your face shine free and fight acne, or you can even use it as an acne fighting face mask! How's that for a four-in-one product?

Natural Lavender Cream Deodorant Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

1 oz. fractionated coconut oil
.5 oz. refined shea butter
.3 oz. neem oil
.05 oz. emulsifying wax
1.75 oz. arrowroot powder
.5 oz. bentonite clay
.5 oz. magnesium hydroxide
3 mL lavender essential oil
1 mL tea tree essential oil

Instructions:

You’ll want to note beforehand that this product, like many all natural products, is very temperature sensitive. It is the consistency of a cream that feels kind of like Play-doh and takes a minimum of 2-3 days to fully set up. It’s best kept in a temperature controlled setting. If you live in a cooler area you may find that my cream deodorant is a little thicker, especially in the winter.  If you live in a warmer area, it may be thinner. In this case, I’d advise adding a small amount more of emulsifying wax or arrowroot powder. If it’s too thick, add a small amount more of fractionated coconut oil.

You’ll need a digital scale to weigh all of the ingredients, except for the essential oils which are measured out using graduated transfer pipettes.

To make my lavender cream deodorant recipe, you’ll begin by weighing out the shea butter and emulsifying wax into a glass Pyrex measuring cup. Melt either in the microwave at 50% power – higher temps can cause your shea butter to become grainy – or in a double boiler.

Now weigh out the neem oil – you’ll need to use 100% neem oil for this recipe, not one that’s been diluted so it stays in a liquid state at lower temperatures – and the fractionated coconut oil. Stir into the melted shea butter and emulsifying wax. If needed, gently heat again then mix well to combine.

Using graduated transfer pipettes, measure out the lavender and tea tree essential oils and stir into the melted ingredients. You’ll want to use a new pipette for each essential oil in order to avoid cross contamination.

Now weigh out the arrowroot powder, bentonite clay, and magnesium hydroxide into a glass container. Mix well with a non-metal utensil until the powders are thoroughly combined.

Slowly pour the powder mixture into the melted wet ingredients mixing as you go until both wet and dry ingredients are mixed completely into one another.

Pour your cream deodorant into a 4 oz. glass salve jar or similar – I used the glass jars from Container and Packaging for this project – and screw on the lid.

This natural lavender cream deodorant recipe is free of irritating baking soda and contains only natural ingredients like arrowroot powder, magnesium hydroxide and bacteria fighting neem oil. In addition, it can be used for other skin care issues. In addition to using this lavender cream deodorant under your arms to fight odor, also try it on your feet to keep them from sweating and stinking in hot shoes, on your face solo or underneath makeup to keep your face shine free and fight acne, or you can even use it as an acne fighting face mask! How's that for a four-in-one product?

Allow your cream deodorant to thicken and set up fully. In most cases this will take about two days. However, in warmer climates it can take three. Mix once or twice a day until it fully sets up. The final deodorant will feel pillowy when you touch it and if you were to scoop all of it out of the jar, it would feel a lot like Play-doh, except it starts to thin out to a lotion like consistency when handled due to your body temperature.

I have not found that the refrigerator speeds up the process as the deodorant will go back to it’s previous state once it goes back to room temperature. You’ll want to keep the extra heat from where you melted the shea butter and emulsifying wax to help the arrowroot powder work as a thickener.

Alternately, you can also try heating the ingredients continuously in a double boiler until all the ingredients have been combined prior to pouring into your jar to shave some time off the process. However, I’ve not tested making my deodorant cream recipe this way, therefore I don’t know if it affects the final consistency of the product or not.

Once your lavender cream deodorant is ready, simply scoop out a small amount and rub onto your armpits. It should melt nicely into your skin and won’t leave your skin feeling sticky or greasy. Yay!

To use on your feet, simply massage a small amount onto the bottoms your feet – and your toenails if they’re prone to fungus – prior to applying socks and/or shoes.

To mattify your face, keep your complexion shine free and to help prevent acne breakouts, massage a tiny pea sized amount of deodorant onto your face after your moisturizer and under makeup. Concentrate the deodorant cream in areas that are most prone to oil. For me, that’s my T-zone.

Or, to use as a face mask, scoop out a generous amount of deodorant and apply to clean skin in the same way you would a regular clay mask. Once dry, gently rinse off then follow with your favorite toner and moisturizer.

My natural lavender deodorant cream recipe makes enough deodorant to fill one 4 oz. jar. For best results, use within six months. If you are shipping your product and it melts, simply stir then pop it in the refrigerator until it thickens back up. Stir again and use as normal.

If you are making my lavender cream deodorant to sell, you’ll need to label your jar(s) 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.

Don’t have time to make your own cream deodorant? Try one of these baking soda free cream deodorants from one of these amazing sellers on Etsy.

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Natural Carrot and Rosehip Oil Clay Mask Recipe

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This natural carrot and rosehip oil clay mask recipe is ideal for toning and detoxifying maturing or dry skin that is occasionally prone to acne.

This natural carrot and rosehip oil clay mask recipe is ideal for toning and detoxifying maturing or dry skin that is occasionally prone to acne.

Rosehip seed oil is prized for its anti-aging and anti-wrinkle properties in skin care as well as helping to nourish dry, weathered, and dehydrated skin. As rosehip seed oil is considered a “dry” oil it soaks easily into skin without leaving a greasy residue behind.

Carrot seed essential oil is also believed to aid in removing wrinkles and helping to  rejuvenate skin.

French green clay, another key component of this carrot and rosehip oil clay mask recipe, “drinks” oils, toxic substances, and impurities from skin while also toning skin, revitalizing the complexion, and tightening pores. It’s also wonderful for helping to clear problem skin.

This natural carrot and rosehip oil clay mask recipe is ideal for toning and detoxifying maturing or dry skin that is occasionally prone to acne.

Carrot and Rosehip Oil Clay Mask Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

.25 oz. French green clay
.5 oz. white kaolin (cosmetic) clay
.25 oz.lavender flower powder or calendula flower powder
.75 oz. rosehip seed oil
21 drops carrot seed essential oil

 Directions:

To make this natural carrot and rosehip oil clay mask recipe you’ll need a digital scale.

Begin by weighing the clays and flower powder and combining in a glass bowl or small glass Pyrex measuring cup.

Now weigh out the rosehip seed oil and pour into your container of clays and flower powder.

Use a dropper or plastic transfer pipette to add the carrot seed essential oil.

Mix well with a whisk or fork until the ingredients are completely incorporated.

Pour into a 2 oz. glass salve jar.

To use simply apply this carrot and rosehip oil clay mask to clean, dry facial skin. After about ten minutes rinse and pat dry. (You can gently massage as you rinse this clay mask off your face for exfoliation.) Follow with your favorite toner and moisturizer. (Go here for a natural rosewater toner recipe. Or here for a natural anti-aging night cream recipe.)

For a rosehip and clay mint mask, add 12 drops of peppermint essential oil to this rosehip oil clay mask recipe.

If you liked this clay mask recipe, you may also want to try my natural Rhassoul clay mask recipe, my nutrient rich clay face mask recipes and my agave and dead sea mud detoxifying face mask recipe.

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Natural Black Clay and Sea Salt Soap Recipe

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This natural black clay and sea salt soap recipe is made using Australian black clay and fine sea salt for a luxurious spa like experience in the shower!

This natural black clay and sea salt soap recipe is made using Australian black clay and fine sea salt for a luxurious spa like experience in the shower!

Australian Midnight Black Clay contains a variety of natural minerals including iron, potassium, calcium, magnesium and copper and is suitable for most every skin type. It aids in removing toxins and impurities from skin in a similar way as activated charcoal while also adding conditioning properties. Sea salt, like black clay, also helps to detoxify skin and provides trace minerals. Create this natural black clay and sea salt soap recipe to use daily as a facial or body soap or whenever you want to enjoy a spa like experience at home.

The lovely bluish-gray color of this sea salt soap recipe is derived solely from the black clay. Coarse sea salt is then added to the top of this homemade soap for visual interest and contrast.

This natural black clay and sea salt soap recipe is made using Australian black clay and fine sea salt for a luxurious spa like experience in the shower!

Natural Black Clay & Sea Salt Soap Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

18 oz. palm oil
7.2 oz. refined (76° melt point) coconut oil
1.8 oz. castor oil
7.2 oz. pomace olive oil
1.8 oz. apricot kernel oil

11.8 oz. distilled water
4.7 oz. lye/sodium hydroxide

1 teaspoon Australian Midnight Black Clay
4 Tablespoons fine sea salt
1.7 oz. Cedarwood Sage EO & FO blend, optional (or scent of choice)
coarse sea salt, optional to suit

Soap Notes:

Water as % of oils=33%
10% superfat

This natural black clay and sea salt soap recipe will yield 10-12 bars of soap approximately 4 oz. each depending on how they are cut and fits inside my DIY wooden loaf soap mold.

Instructions:

To make this natural Australian midnight black clay and sea salt soap recipe, you’ll need to follow your basic cold process soapmaking method instructions. (If you’ve never made cold process soap before here’s a good, inexpensive beginner’s cold process soap recipe.) Be sure to take all proper safety precautions when working with lye including goggles and gloves.

Begin by measuring out the distilled water in fluid ounces. Pour into a heat safe pitcher. Next, using a digital scale weigh out the lye. Slowly pour the lye into the water in a well ventilated area and stir until all the lye has dissolved. Set aside to cool.

Now weigh out the palm, coconut, castor, olive and apricot kernel oils using a digital scale and combine in a stainless steel pot. Heat until melted, then remove from heat and set aside. Then weigh out the fragrance, if desired, and set aside. You can also measure out the fine sea salt and black clay using measuring spoons so they are also ready when you start making this sea salt soap recipe.

When the lye-water and soapmaking oils have cooled to around 90°-95°F you’re ready to make soap.

Begin by adding the Austalian Midnight Black Clay to the melted soapmaking oils. Mix with a stick blender until evenly distributed throughout the oils.

Now slowly pour the lye-water into the soapmaking oils. Mix with a stick blender until you reach a light trace, then add the fragrance and the salt. Mix well to combine thoroughly to medium trace, then pour the soap into your prepared mold.

This natural black clay and sea salt soap recipe is made using Australian black clay and fine sea salt for a luxurious spa like experience in the shower!

If desired add coarse sea salt to the top of the soap loaf at this time. As this soap does get rather hot during saponification, I recommend NOT covering and insulating it as it could cause the top to crack. Set aside for 24 hours.

After 24 hours your can unmold your homemade soap loaf and cut it into bars. (These sea salt soap bars harden rather quickly so it’s best to cut them as soon as possible.) Allow your soaps to cure 4-6 weeks before use, then wrap and label as desired.

For more of my homemade soap recipes as well as bath and beauty DIY’s be sure to visit Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen. You can also follow me on Pinterest for collections of not only my homemade soap recipes and beauty DIY’s but also some of my favorites from around the web.

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Naughty Kitty Palm Free Cold Process Soap Recipe

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Naughty Kitty Homemade Cold Process Soap Recipe with Australian Midnight Black Clay

This fun new palm free cold process soap recipe is made using Australian Midnight Black Clay known for its naturally detoxifying and conditioning properties and is scented with a Vera Wang fragrance oil dupe. Beeswax and stearic acid help to create a naturally hard soap bar while a combination of safflower oil, shea and cocoa butters add their moisturizing properties perfect for washing delicate and dry skin!

This pink and black homemade cold process soap recipe with just a hint of sparkle smells like and exciting blend of gardenia, rose and lily with hints of iris and mandarin making it the perfect soap for your pampered princess who is sometimes just a little naughty!

Homemade Naughty Kitty Palm Free Cold Process Soap Recipe

Naughty Kitty Palm Free Cold Process Soap Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

14.4 oz. pomace olive oil
9 oz. 76° melt point coconut oil
1.8 oz. castor oil
1.8 oz. refined & deodorized cocoa butter
1.8 oz. refined & deodorized shea butter
5.4 oz. grape seed oil
1.8 oz. safflower oil
1.5 oz. beeswax
1 oz. stearic acid

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

2 oz. Vera Wang fragrance oil
1 oz. Australian Midnight Black Clay
.5 oz. fine jet black glitter
Red iron oxide pigment powder to suit

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, butters, stearic acid and beeswax 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 95°-100°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. Pour a small amount of this soap into a large Pyrex measuring cup then add a pinch of red iron oxide pigment powder. Mix with the stick blender to fully incorporate the pigments. Add more red iron oxide pigment powder if needed until you reach your desired shade of pink. Set aside.

Now add the jet black glitter and the Australian midnight black clay to the soap in the pot along with the fragrance oil. Mix well with a stick blender until all ingredients are thoroughly mixed and soap has thickened. Pour half of the soap into your prepared mold then follow with the pink colored soap you mixed previously. Finally pour the rest of the black soap over the pink layer you just poured.

Cover the mold and set the soap aside for 24 hours. After 24 hours you can unmold the soap and cut it into bars.

Notes: This soap starts out slightly softer and can easily be rolled into soap balls. If you want a harder soap right away reduce the water to 12 oz. Also the final bar will have a small amount of sparkle. If you’d like a heavier sparkle increase the glitter to 1 oz. or more as desired. Additionally, if you want a palm free soap but are unable to source palm free stearic acid, you may omit it from the recipe or simply substitute it with more beeswax.

This homemade palm free 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.

For more homemade palm free 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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DIY Cloud Clay Jewelry Dish Craft Project

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DIY Cloud Ring Dish Craft Project

I was inspired by several potty cloud dishes on Etsy and decided I’d buy some air dry clay and make my own. I gave my cloud shaped jewelry dish low “walls” which proved to be slightly more difficult than I thought it would be. This was my first attempt but I’m thinking I’ll try my hand at a few more before it’s all said and done since I still have plenty of leftover clay.

DIY Cloud Shaped Clay Jewelry Dish Craft Project

To make your own DIY Cloud Clay Jewelry Dish you will need the following:

Activa Plus Natural Self Hardening Clay, 2.2-Pound, White
8-Piece Pottery Tool
Krylon KSCS039 Short Cuts Aerosol Spray Paint in Bonnet Blue
Washi Tape, optional
Bowl with water
Rolling pin
Flat surface

Let’s get started!

How to Make a Clay Jewelry Dish That's Shaped Like a Cloud

To make your dish take a chunk of the clay and roll it into a ball. Then, using a rolling pin, roll out the clay on flat, porous surface until flat. It should be about 1/4″ thick. Using the needle point clay tool, cut out a cloud shape in desired size. This will serve as the bottom base of your cloud shaped clay dish.

How to Make a Cloud Shaped Clay Jewelry or Trinket Dish Using Air Dry Clay

Now you’ll need to create the sides for your dish. Take another chunk of clay and roll it out into a long snake like shape. Make sure it is long enough to go all the way around the border of the clay cloud you just made. Using the rolling pin, roll out the cylinder of clay until flat and the same thickness as your cloud. Use the needle point clay tool to cut the flattened strip to desired height and so it is even on both the top and bottom.

DIY Cloud Dish Craft Project

Place the clay strip around the edges of the cloud all the way around. Smooth the wall of the cloud onto the cloud base with your fingers on the inside and outside. Smooth using the wet sponge or your fingers dipped in the bowl of water. Use the damp sponge or damp fingers to smooth out the rest of the dish.

If you are in a particularly dry area you may want to loosely place a plastic bag around your dish for a day or two so it dries slower and therefore more evenly. This will help to prevent it from cracking as well as allow for minor touch ups throughout the drying process.

Working with Clay - DIY Cloud Jewelry or Trinket Dish Craft Tutorial

Once your clay dish has dried completely, sand lightly with fine grain sandpaper if desired to further smooth out the dish.

How to Make a DIY Cloud Shaped Clay Jewelry Dish

Next, evenly spray your cloud jewelry dish with the spray paint. Allow the first coat to dry completely, then apply a second coat. Once your second coat has dried, your dish is ready to rock and roll! Use immediately or give your dish a bit more oomph by running a colored strip of washi tape all around the edge of the dish.

DIY Decorative Clay Cloud Jewelry or Trinket Dish

You can also dress up the walls of your cloud dish using permanent markers, paint pens or even removable Bistro Chalk Markers which allow you to remove and change your designs again and again. You can also use this dish as a wall hanging by using Gorilla Glue to attach picture hanging hardware to the back.

Looking for more inspiration for your clay cloud project? Here are a few of my favorite cloud shaped clay pottery pieces from Etsy.

Handmade Clay Pottery Dishes

Clockwise from top left: Cat in the Clouds Ceramic Wall Hanging by Pearson Maron; Cute Cloud Magnets by Sal + Sol; Little Cloud of Happiness by Joy Elizabeth Ceramics; Clouds Cup and Saucer Set by Jenni Oh Crafts

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