Summer Blueberry Sugar Scrub Recipe with Tea Seed Oil

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This homemade blueberry sugar scrub recipe with tea seed oil is perfect for summer! Not only does this summer blueberry sugar scrub gently exfoliate and moisturize skin to keep it looking healthy all season long, but it smells simply amazing!

This homemade blueberry sugar scrub recipe with tea seed oil is perfect for summer! Not only does this summer blueberry sugar scrub gently exfoliate and moisturize skin to keep it looking healthy all season long, but it smells simply amazing!

Scented with a blueberry fragrance oil, this homemade sugar scrub smells like just fresh picked, sweet summer blueberries! In addition, I’ve included free printable labels for your finished blueberry sugar scrubs so they’re even easier to gift!

What is tea seed oil?

What’s tea seed oil, you ask? Camellia (tea seed) oil is a natural plant oil derived from the seeds of the Camellia oleifera plant from which green tea comes. This carrier oil, which is used both for cooking and skin care applications, contains valuable antioxidants. Because of this, Camellia oil or tea seed oil can help both skin and hair look rejuvenated and revitalized.

This homemade blueberry sugar scrub recipe with tea seed oil is perfect for summer! Not only does this summer blueberry sugar scrub gently exfoliate and moisturize skin to keep it looking healthy all season long, but it smells simply amazing! Plus free printable labels for gifting!

And, like fractionated coconut oil, tea seed oil not only provides skin with extra hydration, but it is also quickly and easily absorbed by skin. This in turn means your skin will feel silky smooth, not greasy. Camellia seed oil can help to improve both the tone and texture of skin as well as reduce the appearance of aging.

Keep reading to learn how to make my blueberry sugar scrub recipe and for links to the free printable PDF labels.

This homemade blueberry sugar scrub recipe with tea seed oil is perfect for summer! Not only does this summer blueberry sugar scrub gently exfoliate and moisturize skin to keep it looking healthy all season long, but it smells simply amazing! Plus free printable labels for gifting!

Blueberry Sugar Scrub Recipe

© Rebecca D. Dillon

Ingredients:

36 oz. granulated white sugar
12 oz. refined shea butter
3.5 oz. camellia (tea) seed oil
2 oz. clear jojoba oil (or other carrier oil of choice)
2 oz. emulsifying wax
.65 oz. blueberry fragrance oil
.25 oz. flax seed powder
.15 oz. blue oil locking mica powder (or similar)
.1 oz. sparkle cosmetic glitter (or similar, optional)

Instructions:

My blueberry sugar scrub recipe yields six 8 oz. sugar scrubs. All ingredients are by weight and therefore should be weighed using a scale.

For this project I used six Amber PET Heavy Wall 8 oz. Plastic Jars with Lined Aluminum Caps. You can find these containers at SKS Bottle & Packaging here.

Begin by using a digital scale to weigh out the shea butter and emulsifying wax into a Pyrex Prepware 8-Cup Glass Measuring Cup or similar. Heat in a microwave at 50% power until melted. (Alternately you can also use a double boiler.) Remove from heat.

Weigh out the tea seed oil and jojoba oil and stir into the melted shea butter and wax. Follow with the blueberry fragrance oil, making sure to weigh it first to get the correct amount called for in my blueberry sugar scrub recipe.

In a separate container, weigh out and combine the sugar, flax seed powder, blue mica powder and glitter. Whisk well with a fork until all the ingredients are thoroughly incorporated.

This homemade blueberry sugar scrub recipe with tea seed oil is perfect for summer! Not only does this summer blueberry sugar scrub gently exfoliate and moisturize skin to keep it looking healthy all season long, but it smells simply amazing! Plus free printable labels for gifting!

Now pour the dry mixture into the liquid ingredients. Mix well with a fork until the wet and dry ingredients are fully incorporated with one another.

This homemade blueberry sugar scrub recipe with tea seed oil is perfect for summer! Not only does this summer blueberry sugar scrub gently exfoliate and moisturize skin to keep it looking healthy all season long, but it smells simply amazing! Plus free printable labels for gifting!

Spoon or pour the blueberry sugar scrub evenly into your containers, then screw on the lids.

This homemade blueberry sugar scrub recipe with tea seed oil is perfect for summer! Not only does this summer blueberry sugar scrub gently exfoliate and moisturize skin to keep it looking healthy all season long, but it smells simply amazing! Plus free printable labels for gifting!

If you’d like to label the lids for your blueberry sugar scrubs, you can print 4 oz. container labels here or 8 oz. container labels here onto full size blank sticker paper sheets. Then simply cut out the labels using scissors, peel off the back and attach to the lids of your containers for gifting or personal use.

If you’d like to sell your finished product, then you will need to label your product according to FDA guidelines. If you are unsure about labeling laws then I highly recommend the book, Soap and Cosmetic Labeling: How to Follow the Rules and Regs Explained in Plain English, by Marie Gale.

This cucumber mint sugar scrub recipe is made with ingredients skin love like cucumber seed oil and aloe and has a refreshing cucumber mint fragrance. Because it's emulsified it doesn't feel oily on skin - making it the perfect option for exfoliating skin this summer! It's so easy to create and makes a great homemade gift too!

Want more homemade sugar scrub recipes? You can find my full collection of homemade sugar scrub recipes here. Also be sure to check out my recent recipe for making your own cucumber mint sugar scrub!

My cucumber mint sugar scrub recipe is made with ingredients skin loves like cucumber seed oil and aloe and has a refreshing cucumber mint fragrance. And, because it’s emulsified it doesn’t feel oily on skin – making it the perfect option for exfoliating skin this summer! Find the recipe here.

For even more homemade bath and body recipes, be sure to check out and follow my DIY Bath and Body Pinterest board. You can also find and follow me on G+TumblrFacebookTwitterBlog Lovin’, and Instagram. Or sign up to receive new posts from Soap Deli News blog to your email via FeedBurner so you never miss a post.

Also, don’t forget. If you make homemade soaps or bath & body products I will be featuring your creations on Soap Deli News blog on my weekly wrap up posts! Simply add the hashtag #soapdelishowoff to your instagram and twitter posts for a chance to have your handmade products featured!


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Natural Rose Body Balm Recipe with Tea Seed Oil

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This natural rose body balm recipe is not only super luxurious, but it only requires just 3 simple ingredients to make! Crafted using camellia tea seed oil, rose wax and shea butter, this rose body balm recipe is all natural and makes a lovely homemade gift!

This natural rose body balm recipe is not only super luxurious, but it only requires 3 simple ingredients to make! Crafted using tea seed oil, rose wax and shea butter, this rose body balm recipe is all natural and makes a lovely homemade gift!

A while back I discovered (via Birchbox) and fell completely in love with Jurlique’s Rose Love Balm. It smells simply AMAZING and feels absolutely divine on skin. However, as I primarily used it as a hand cream, it got used up rather quickly.

When I received a recent purchase of organic Bulgarian rose floral wax, opened the container, closed my eyes and sniffed – I knew I’d found the perfect ingredient for making my own natural rose body balm!

Bulgarian rose floral wax is a wonderfully fragrant, semi-solid creamy wax derived from rose petals. This natural floral wax offers many of the same skin care benefits of Bulgarian roses including the moisturizing phospholipids. It makes a lovely addition to your own homemade creams, balms and lotions. And, because it's naturally scented, there's no need to add a separate fragrance to your products!

Bulgarian rose floral wax is a wonderfully fragrant, semi-solid creamy wax derived from rose petals. This natural floral wax offers many of the same skin care benefits of Bulgarian roses including the moisturizing phospholipids. It makes a lovely addition to your own homemade creams, balms and lotions. And, because it’s naturally scented, there’s no need to add a separate fragrance to your products!

As this rose wax is plant derived, it is suitable for vegan skin care recipes and products. However, keep in mind this is a very soft wax. It is sort of the consistency of warm butter. Therefore you may want to include harder waxes in conjunction with the rose wax in skin care recipes that contain a high percentage of liquid carrier oils.

This natural rose body balm recipe is not only super luxurious, but it only requires 3 simple ingredients to make! Crafted using tea seed oil, rose wax and shea butter, this rose body balm recipe is all natural and makes a lovely homemade gift!

In addition to the rose floral wax, I also chose to use camellia (tea) seed oil for my natural rose body balm recipe. Like fractionated coconut oil, camellia seed oil is liquid at room temperature and has a long shelf life. When used in skin care applications, camellia seed oil can help to improve both the tone and texture of skin as well as reduce the appearance of aging. Camellia seed oil is also wonderful for hydration and is quickly and easily absorbed so that skin feels silky smooth, not greasy.

This natural rose body balm recipe is not only super luxurious, but it only requires 3 simple ingredients to make! Crafted using tea seed oil, rose wax and shea butter, this rose body balm recipe is all natural and makes a lovely homemade gift!

Following is my three ingredient natural rose body balm recipe. I hope you’ll enjoy it as much as I do. Not only does it smell divine, but it’s super moisturizing and non-greasy once absorbed. Plus it can be used anywhere that your skin needs a little extra love. Hands, body, feet and even lips!

Also be sure to check out my free printable labels for this project for personal use or gifting after the recipe!

This natural rose body balm recipe is not only super luxurious, but it only requires 3 simple ingredients to make! Crafted using tea seed oil, rose wax and shea butter, this rose body balm recipe is all natural and makes a lovely homemade gift!

Natural Rose Body Balm Recipe

© Rebecca D. Dillon

Ingredients:

3 oz. refined shea butter
.15 oz. Bulgarian rose floral wax
.5 oz. camellia (tea) seed oil

Instructions:

To make my natural rose body balm recipe, you’ll begin by using a digital scale to weigh out the shea butter into a large glass Pyrex measuring cup or similar.

Heat the shea butter in the microwave at 50% power until melted. Alternately, you can melt the shea butter in a double boiler.

Remove from heat. Weigh out the rose floral wax and stir into the melted shea butter until all of the wax has melted.

Now weigh out the camellia seed oil and stir into the melted shea butter and wax.

This natural rose body balm recipe is not only super luxurious, but it only requires 3 simple ingredients to make! Crafted using tea seed oil, rose wax and shea butter, this rose body balm recipe is all natural and makes a lovely homemade gift!

Pour the rose body balm into your container of choice. I recommend around a 4 oz. container. I used a 100 mL wide-mouth cosmetic style screw top jar from Infinity Jars which is around 3.38 oz. It filled the jar to the very very top.

Allow your rose body balm to cool completely and resolidify before screwing on the lid. You can place your rose body balm in the refrigerator to speed up the process.

This natural rose body balm recipe is not only super luxurious, but it only requires 3 simple ingredients to make! Crafted using tea seed oil, rose wax and shea butter, this rose body balm recipe is all natural and makes a lovely homemade gift!

Once your body balm has solidified it’s ready for personal use or gifting! Simply print out the PDF for my free printable labels here onto full size blank sticker paper. Then cut out and apply the tops of your containers.

If you want to sell the natural rose body balm you made, then you will need to label your product according to FDA guidelines. If you are unsure about labeling laws then I highly recommend the book, Soap and Cosmetic Labeling: How to Follow the Rules and Regs Explained in Plain English, by Marie Gale.

Looking for a vegan friendly moisturizer DIY? This rose body butter recipe fits the bill! Made with natural vegan ingredients, this body butter nourishes skin without leaving it feeling greasy or heavy.

If you like my natural rose body balm recipe, then you may also like my rose body butter recipe. While this recipe doesn’t smell like roses, it is made with rose kaolin clay and is inspired by Nourish Organic’s Rejuvenating Rose Butter. It too is a vegan friendly moisturizer and is naturally scented with frankincense essential oilLearn to make it here.

This natural rose body balm recipe is not only super luxurious, but it only requires 3 simple ingredients to make! Crafted using tea seed oil, rose wax and shea butter, this rose body balm recipe is all natural and makes a lovely homemade gift!

To discover more of my homemade bath and body recipes, be sure to follow my DIY Bath and Body board on Pinterest here. You can also find and follow me on G+TumblrFacebookTwitterBlog Lovin’, and Instagram. Or sign up to receive new posts from Soap Deli News blog to your email via FeedBurner so you never miss a post.

Also, don’t forget. If you make homemade soaps or bath & body products I will be featuring your creations on Soap Deli News blog on my weekly wrap up posts! Simply add the hashtag #soapdelishowoff to your instagram and twitter posts for a chance to have your handmade products featured!


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Awesome Father’s Day Gifts to Buy or DIY

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Father’s Day is right around the corner! Don’t get stuck fumbling around last minute to come up with amazing Father’s Day gifts the night before!

Awesome Father's Day gifts you can buy or DIY!

Buy or DIY one of these awesome Father’s Day gifts now to remind your dad just how pretty crazy awesome he is to you!

Awesome Father’s Day Gifts to Buy or DIY

DIY Father's Day Gift! Craft this DIY Beer Bottle Opener Sign via Dawn Nicole Designs and gift Dad a practical DIY Father's Day gift that he can use year round!

Craft this DIY Beer Bottle Opener Sign via Dawn Nicole Designs and gift Dad an awesome and practical DIY Father’s Day gift that he can use year round!

To make this DIY Father’s Day gift you’ll need a block of wood along with a beer bottle cap catcher and a wall mount bottle opener. The designs for this Father’s Day gift project are made using a Silhouette CAMEO and design software.

If you don’t have a Silhouette CAMEO no worries. You can also simply print the periodic table graphics onto cardstock to create your own stencil and then use alphabet stencils to paint on your desired customization. Alternately you could also do interesting things with Mod Podge. Find the DIY here.

Father's Day Gift Idea! This DropCatch magnetic bottle opener makes a great gift for Dad's home bar or man cave!

We all have our talents, but if yours is not stenciling -I get it. I mean I struggle with getting those perfect lines too! – then you can buy this awesome Magnetic Bottle Opener from DropCatch!

The DropCatch Magnetic Bottle Opener is a wall OR magnetic mounted bottle opener with a magnetic cap catch. Not only does it look great, but the quality of the product and the magnet used are top notch. It can also be personalized with a beautiful 3 to 12 letter engraving. Buy it here.

DIY Father's Day gift idea! Craft Dad this awesome DIY leather drink sleeve via Lia Griffith to help him keep a handle on his sweating beer mug during the hot summer months!

No matter what Dad’s favorite beverage may be, this awesome DIY leather drink sleeve via Lia Griffith will help him keep a handle on his sweating beer mug/whiskey glass/lemonade mason jar during the hot summer months! (Isn’t it just perfect that Father’s Day is right before summer?)

You can custom create these sweet little leather beverage container cozies to fit his favorite glass or jar. You’ll need some leather, leather cording and some basic leather working tools to get started. But, I mean technically after you make this you could also then gift him a leather making kit as well! Find the DIY here.

Dad will love this durable mason jar drink cozy as a Father's Day gift! It's great for those hot summer months when a sweating glass can easily slip out of hands!

If the investment into leather is too tasking – because no one wants to start a new craft with only a week to prepare! – then Dad will be just as impressed with this durable mason jar drink cozy from Lifetime Leather Co. It’s just as suited for those hot summer months when a sweating glass can easily slip out of hands! Buy it here.

Awesome DIY Father's Day gift idea! Make Dad his own set of DIY Star Wars magnets and push pins via the tutorial at The Domestic Heart blog!

If Dad is a Star Wars fan then you can make him own set of DIY Star Wars concrete magnets and push pins via a tutorial at The Domestic Heart blog! You’ll just need silicone molds of his favorite Star Wars characters, some concrete mix, clear push pins and/or rare earth magnets. Find the DIY here. Alternately, you can also make DIY Star Wars Soaps!

If you prefer to buy this product, you can find several sellers on Etsy who make concrete Star Wars magnets here.

Handcrafted Beer Making Kit! This handcrafted beer making kit is a great gift for a boyfriend or even you Dad for Father's Day! Handcrafted from rustic pine, this compact and clever design gives you all the basics to get brewing one gallon of tasty beer (about 10 bottles), including a set of 4 five ounce sampler glasses and coasters to share your brew with friends and family.

If Dad is his own DIY master then you may want to consider gifting him a Beer Making Kit for Father’s Day! This Handcrafted Taster Beer Making Kit from Box Brew Kits makes a rather unique Father’s Day gift!

Handcrafted from rustic pine, this compact and clever design gives you all the basics to get brewing one gallon of tasty beer (about 10 bottles), including a set of 4 five ounce sampler glasses and coasters to share your brew with friends and family. Combo it with a beer recipe kit and he’s set! Buy it here.

Gift Dad a DIY Homebrew Kit for Father's Day with free printable labels for the perfect package via SquirrellyMinds blog! Click through to learn more and to discover more great DIY Father's Day gift ideas!

Alternately, if you have access to a local shop that sells beer making supplies, you can put together your own DIY beer making kit using one of the recipes from The Brew Your Own Big Book of Homebrewing. The paperback version of this book is a must have resource and contains 50+ craft beer recipes as well as tips and tricks from the pros. Then simply print the free DIY Homebrew Kit labels from SquirrellyMinds blog here for the perfect DIY Father’s Day gift.

This tutorial for DIY Personalized Shot Glasses from Storypiece blog gives you step-by-step instructions on how to etch glassware for custom gifts. You'll need etching cream, vinyl stickers and some tape along with the whiskey glasses you'd like to monogram.

Another related project is to make Dad his own personalized whiskey glasses or beer mugs. This tutorial for DIY Personalized Shot Glasses from Storypiece blog gives you step-by-step instructions on how to etch glassware for custom gifts.

You’ll need etching cream, vinyl stickers and some tape along with the whiskey glasses you’d like to monogram. But other than that, this project is pretty easy and straightforward. Find the DIY here.

These personalized home brew can glasses make a great personalized gift for Father's Day!

You can also purchase a set of engraved rocks glasses as well as personalized whiskey glass decanters and personalized home brew can glasses at reasonable prices from Beau-coup.

Father's Day gift idea! This Papa The Man The Myth The Legend t-shirt makes a great Father's Day gift! It is made of premium quality ring spun cotton for a lovely quality soft feel and casual fit.

And, if all else fails, then I say go with a t-shirt. This “Papa. The Man. The Myth. The Legend.” t-shirt from Sneaky Bacon Tees is sure to put a smile on Dad’s face. Plus it’s made of premium quality ring spun cotton for a lovely quality soft feel and casual fit. Buy it here.

For even more awesome Father’s Day gifts to buy or DIY, be sure to check out my Father’s Day Gift Ideas Pinterest board here. Or for Father’s Day gifts you can buy, you can browse my collection of gift ideas for guys on Etsy here.

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Cucumber Mint Sugar Scrub Recipe

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This cucumber mint sugar scrub recipe is made with ingredients skin loves like cucumber seed oil and aloe and has a refreshing cucumber mint fragrance. Because it’s emulsified it doesn’t feel oily on skin – making it the perfect option for exfoliating skin this summer! It’s so easy to create and makes a great homemade gift too!

Cucumber Mint Sugar Scrub Recipe! This cucumber mint sugar scrub recipe is made with ingredients skin loves like cucumber seed oil and aloe and has a refreshing cucumber mint fragrance. Because it's emulsified it doesn't feel oily on skin - making it the perfect option for exfoliating skin this summer! It's so easy to create and makes a great homemade gift too!

Why cucumber seed oil?

Cucumber seed oil is a carrier oil rich in vitamins B and C, essential fatty acid and minerals. As such, it is prized for its properties when used in both skin care and hair care applications. This highly moisturizing oil is beneficial for those with troublesome skin conditions such as acne, psoriasis, and eczema. It is also prized as an anti-inflammatory and for it’s anti-aging properties.

Aloe vera oil, which differs from aloe vera gel and is also a key component in my natural baking soda free palmarosa + lime deodorant recipe, is commonly used to treat skin inflammation as well as chapped skin. It’s also beneficial for burns, including sunburns, and can help to reduce the appearance of scars due to its high vitamin E content.

Cucumber Mint Sugar Scrub Recipe! This cucumber mint sugar scrub recipe is made with ingredients skin loves like cucumber seed oil and aloe and has a refreshing cucumber mint fragrance. Because it's emulsified it doesn't feel oily on skin - making it the perfect option for exfoliating skin this summer! It's so easy to create and makes a great homemade gift too!

Cucumber Mint Sugar Scrub Recipe

© Rebecca D. Dillon

Ingredients:

28.5 oz. white granulated sugar
2 oz. cucumber seed oil
6 oz. aloe vera oil
1 oz. refined shea butter
1 oz. emulsifying wax
.5 oz. cucumber mint fragrance oil
1/2 teaspoon jade green mica powder

Instructions:

You will need a digital scale to weigh out the ingredients for my cucumber mint sugar scrub recipe.

Cucumber Mint Sugar Scrub Recipe! This cucumber mint sugar scrub recipe is made with ingredients skin loves like cucumber seed oil and aloe and has a refreshing cucumber mint fragrance. Because it's emulsified it doesn't feel oily on skin - making it the perfect option for exfoliating skin this summer! It's so easy to create and makes a great homemade gift too!

This recipe will yield three 9 oz. jars. I used 9 oz. clear straight sided glass jars with silver metal lug caps for this project. You can find these jars at SKS Bottle & Packaging here.

Begin by weighing out the emulsifying wax and shea butter.

Combine in a large 4 cup Pyrex measuring cup and heat at 50% power in the microwave until melted. Alternately, you may use a double boiler.

Remove from heat.

Weigh out the cucumber seed oil and aloe vera oil and stir into the melted wax and shea butter.

Follow with the fragrance oil, weighing it first, then mix in.

Next, in separate container, weigh out the sugar.

Using a measuring spoon, measure out the mica powder.

Add the mica powder to the sugar and mix well with a fork until the mica is evenly distributed throughout the sugar.

Now slowly pour the sugar into the wet ingredients, whisking with a fork until all the sugar has been moistened and the ingredients are evenly distributed.

Cucumber Mint Sugar Scrub Recipe! This cucumber mint sugar scrub recipe is made with ingredients skin loves like cucumber seed oil and aloe and has a refreshing cucumber mint fragrance. Because it's emulsified it doesn't feel oily on skin - making it the perfect option for exfoliating skin this summer! It's so easy to create and makes a great homemade gift too!

Spoon the scrub mixture evenly into three 9 oz. clear straight sided glass jars and screw on the lids.

Label as desired for personal use or gifting. (I used clip art I purchased from Mellenes Art on Etsy for my labels.)

It is important to note that as this is an oil based product, I did not include a preservative in my cucumber mint sugar scrub recipe. However, as your completed cucumber mint sugar scrub is likely to come into contact with water during usage, I highly recommend that you include a preservative if you are not using it all at once, are gifting this product or are planning to sell this product. There is a wide array of preservatives available on the market.

The preservative you use is your choice. I recommend choosing a preservative that is best suited for the makeup of this product and that fits your personal lifestyle choices. (One popular preservative is Optiphen Plus which is both paraben and formaldehyde-free.) The usage rate of your preservative will be recommended by the manufacturer at a percentage. Simply total the weight of all the ingredients in your cucumber mint sugar scrub then multiply by that percentage to determine the amount of preservative your product will need. Add at or below recommended temperature. You will want to use a food thermometer for this.

Cucumber Mint Sugar Scrub Recipe! This cucumber mint sugar scrub recipe is made with ingredients skin loves like cucumber seed oil and aloe and has a refreshing cucumber mint fragrance. Because it's emulsified it doesn't feel oily on skin - making it the perfect option for exfoliating skin this summer! It's so easy to create and makes a great homemade gift too!

If you are selling your finished cucumber mint sugar scrub, then you will need to label your product according to FDA guidelines. If you are unsure about labeling laws then I highly recommend the book, Soap and Cosmetic Labeling: How to Follow the Rules and Regs Explained in Plain English, by Marie Gale.

Interested in more homemade sugar scrub recipes? You can find more of my homemade sugar scrub recipes on Soap Deli News blog here. Or, discover more similar recipes on my DIY Bath and Body Pinterest board. You can also find and follow me on G+TumblrFacebookTwitterBlog Lovin’, and Instagram. Or sign up to receive new posts from Soap Deli News blog to your email via FeedBurner so you never miss a post.

Also, don’t forget. If you make homemade soaps or bath & body products I will be featuring your creations on Soap Deli News blog on my weekly wrap up posts! Simply add the hashtag #soapdelishowoff to your instagram and twitter posts for a chance to have your handmade products featured!


Blog posts may contain affiliate links for which I receive a small commission when you make a purchase. Full disclosure can be found here.


Rose Body Butter Recipe – A Vegan Friendly Moisturizer DIY

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Looking for a vegan friendly moisturizer DIY? This rose body butter recipe fits the bill! Made with only natural ingredients, this rose body butter nourishes skin without leaving it feeling greasy.

Looking for a vegan friendly moisturizer DIY? This rose body butter recipe fits the bill! Made with natural vegan ingredients, this divine body butter nourishes skin without leaving it feeling greasy or heavy.

Inspired by Nourish Organic’s Rejuvenating Rose Butter, my rose body butter recipe contains refined shea butter and coconut oil, rosehip seed and sunflower oil, and natural rose kaolin clay. I also added a touch of frankincense essential oil for a light scent and for frankincense’s valuable astringent properties when used in skin care applications.

Because frankincense can help to protect skin cells, it’s useful in preventing acne blemishes, the appearance of large pores, and wrinkles. It’s also believed to help lift and tighten skin which can deter the signs of aging.

And, as if that wasn’t enough, my rose body butter recipe also absorbs quickly so you can get on with your day without leaving oily marks everywhere you go!

Looking for a vegan friendly moisturizer DIY? This rose body butter recipe fits the bill! Made with only natural ingredients, this rose body butter nourishes skin without leaving it feeling greasy.

Which frankincense essential oil should I use?

There are four main types of frankincense. They are Boswellia Serrata, Boswellia FrereanaBoswellia Carteri and Boswellia Papyrifera. For this application, I’ll be discussing the differences between Boswellia Serrata, Boswellia Frereana, and Boswellia Carteri essential oils.

Frankincense (Boswellia Serrata) essential oil is the oldest documented Frankincense and is believed to have been used in both Ayurvedic medicine and as the frankincense mentioned in the Bible. It contains high amounts of alpha thujene, alpha pinene, and limonene which give it strong antiseptic, decongestant, and anti-inflammatory properties. It has a sweeter and more delicate fragrance than the other frankincense varieties with top terpenic-pine notes and costs less as it yields a higher amount of essential oil.

Frankincense (Boswellia Frereana) essential oil, which is grown at a higher altitude, contains high amounts pinene, thujene, and cymene. These natural constituents yield strong anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antispasmodic, and analgesic (pain relieving) properties making it especially suitable for inflammation caused by arthritis, swelling, and allergies. This type of frankincense has strong citrus-lemon top notes with an earthy, resinous heart.

And finally, Frankincense (Boswellia Carteri) essential oil is the most well known of all the frankincense varieties. It has the smooth, richa aroma that people are most familiar with when they think of frankincense. Frankincense (Boswellia Carteri) essential oil contains high concentrations of alpha pinene, and other monoterpenes making it useful both in skin care and aromatherapy applications. When used in skin care applications it can help to diminish the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and scars. When inhaled it is particularly beneficial at fighting the effects from acute colds and asthma.

I used Frankincense (Boswellia Serrata) essential oil for my rose body butter recipe, however, you can use whichever frankincense essential oil you prefer for this application.

Looking for a vegan friendly moisturizer DIY? This rose body butter recipe fits the bill! Made with only natural ingredients, this rose body butter nourishes skin without leaving it feeling greasy.

Natural Rose Body Butter Recipe

© Rebecca D. Dillon

Ingredients:

3 oz. refined shea butter
.5 oz. refined coconut oil
.25 oz. rosehip seed oil
.25 oz. sunflower or sweet almond oil
.1 oz. arrowroot powder
.05 oz. rose kaolin clay
2 mL frankincense essential oil (of choice)
3-5 drops vitamin E oil

Instructions:

You will need a digital scale to weigh out the all of the ingredients for my rose body butter recipe except for the frankincense essential oil and the vitamin E oil. For the frankincense essential oil you’ll need to measure out the amount called for in the recipe with a graduated plastic transfer pipette.

Begin by weighing out the shea butter and coconut oil. Combine in a glass Pyrex measuring cup or similar and heat in the microwave at 50% power until melted. Alternately, you can also use a double boiler.

Now weigh out the arrowroot powder and whisk into the melted shea butter and coconut oil.

Next, weigh the rosehip seed and sunflower oils and stir into the body butter mixture.

Add a few drops of Vitamin E followed by the frankincense essential oil.

Finally, weigh out and add the rose kaolin clay.

Mix well, then set the body butter in the refrigerator briefly. As the clay will want to sink to the bottom, you’ll need to cool the body butter down in order to evenly distribute the clay.

Once the body butter starts to thicken, remove it from the refrigerator and remix until the clay stays evenly distributed throughout the body butter and no longer sinks to the bottom.

Pour the body butter evenly into two 2 oz. straight sided amber glass jars with black phenolic lined caps. (I got mine from SKS Bottle & Packaging here.)

Looking for a vegan friendly moisturizer DIY? This rose body butter recipe fits the bill! Made with only natural ingredients, this rose body butter nourishes skin without leaving it feeling greasy.

Once your natural rose body butter has completely solidified, screw on the caps and label as desired for personal use or gifting. You can find free printable labels for my natural rose body butter recipe here. Simply print the PDF onto a full size sticker or label sheet and cut out the labels.

To use, simply massage a small amount of the body butter onto your skin as desired and wait for it to absorb completely. I personally love this on my hands!

Substitutions?

If you are allergic to coconut oil then you may substitute the coconut oil with babassu oil. Babassu oil is very similar to coconut oil with just a slightly higher melting point. (Learn more about babassu oil here.)

It is also important to note that my rose body butter recipe yields a very soft body butter. If you live in a particularly warm climate in which coconut oil will not stay solidified for you, then I suggest adding a small amount of emulsifying wax to this recipe. I’d start with around .25 oz.

If you actually want your rose body butter to smell like roses, substitute the frankincense essential oil with 1 mL of rose absolute.

Want to sell this product?

If you plan to sell your rose body butters, you’ll need to follow FDA guidelines for labeling your product. 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.

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