Natural Calendula Soap Recipe for Healthy Looking Skin After 40

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This natural calendula soap recipe is handcrafted with skin nourishing ingredients that promote skin health. Calendula hydrosol, calendula powder and chia seed oil are key ingredients for healthy looking skin. Natural shredded loofah is also included for its gentle exfoliation that leads to brighter, smoother skin.

This natural calendula soap recipe is handcrafted with skin nourishing ingredients that promote skin health like calendula hydrosol, calendula powder and chia seed oil. Natural shredded loofah is then added for gentle exfoliation to brighten and smooth skin. #soap #soapmaking #soaprecipe #calendula #handmade #diy #crafts #skincare #beauty #natural #naturalskincare #giftideas #coldprocessoap #palmfreesoap

I had the unfortunate realization today, while reading an article on another blog, that I am a mid-lifer. I mean, mid-lifers are my parents right? Unfortunately, that is not the case. My parents, who are in fact baby boomers, are well into retirement. Which I guess means I am old awesome.

I remember being in high school thinking that my parents were terribly old. That middle age was something you shrunk away from rather than revered. And I had this insane misguided notion that I would die by 28, tragically perhaps, like a rockstar stolen from life in her prime. And I would never. Ever. Grow old.

These days I’m thrilled that I’ve made it to 42. And that all my body parts appear to still be intact. However, my body and mind are having quite the disagreement over how old I REALLY am. And if you’re over 40, then you know exactly what I mean.

While I’m still put together physically speaking, mechanically not everything is running quite as smoothly as it once did. And of course nothing looks quite the same either. My skin especially requires constant upkeep that wasn’t required during my youth.

Not only is my skin drier throughout the year (not just in the winter,) but there are of course those devilish fine lines, wrinkles and the occasional age spots. And skin tags. Maybe. (I exfoliate those suckers off with a hefty dose of scrubs and Retinol.)

So in addition to moisturizing my skin on a regular basis, I also use a low cleansing homemade soap. So instead of stripped my skin like commercial bar soap, it nourishes and replenishes it instead. But being a soapmaker, I hate to use the same soap over and over again. So I mix it up with new recipes one after another. (I’m convinced each bar is somehow in silent competition with the other while I sleep. However I love something unique about each one. They are my children after all.)

My natural calendula soap is the latest to be added to this series of soap recipes. Formulated to be both low cleansing and gentle, my natural calendula soap recipe also has high skin conditioning properties so it’s perfect for maturing and/or dry skin. (Now my only problem is to remember where I left it. And how the heck did my car keys end up in the refrigerator?!)

Homemade Calendula Soap! This natural calendula soap recipe is handcrafted with skin nourishing ingredients that promote skin health. Calendula hydrosol, calendula powder and chia seed oil are key ingredients for healthy looking skin. Natural shredded loofah is also included for its gentle exfoliation that leads to brighter, smoother skin.

Calendula Skin Care Benefits

Calendula, also known as pot marigold, is a popular herb that grows annually throughout most of the world. It is renowned for its anti-inflammatory properties as well as its antimicrobial and antiviral effects which help to promote healing.

When used in skin care applications, calendula can not only soothes sore, inflamed and itchy skin, but it also speeds healing time for minor wounds. Additionally, calendula infused oil works wonders for dry, chapped skin.

Not only does it moisture and soothe dry skin, but it’s also helpful when used on many problematic skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis and dermatitis. (You can learn more about calendula here.)

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Natural Calendula Soap Recipe

© Rebecca D. Dillon

Ingredients:

4 oz. refined coconut oil (25%)
6.4 oz. pomace olive oil (40%)
2.4 oz. safflower oil (15%)
1.6 oz. shea nut oil (10%)
1.6 oz. chia seed oil (10%)

4.8 fl. oz. calendula hydrosol
2.2 oz. lye/sodium hydroxide

2 Tablespoons calendula flower powder
2 Tablespoons shredded loofah
.5 oz. essential oil (or 1 oz. fragrance oil)

Instructions:

Before you begin, you’ll need to make sure you take all necessary safety precautions when working with lye. This includes wearing eye protection and gloves as well as ensuring none of your containers or utensils are made from aluminum.

You will follow my cold process soapmaking tutorial in order to make this soap. (If you’ve never made homemade soap, I recommend starting with a beginner’s soap recipe which you can find here.)

My natural calendula soap recipe has a 30.5% water discount and 6% superfat. It will yield six homemade soap bars when using this rectangle silicone mold.

Begin my measuring out the calendula hydrosol in fluid ounces into a heat safe container. Then using a digital scale (I recommend this Bakers Math Scale) weigh out the lye. Slowly pour the lye into the hydrosol and stir until it has completely dissolved. Set aside to cool.

Next, weigh out the soapmaking oils and combine in a stainless steel pot or heat safe container. Heat on the stove top or at reduced power in a microwave or crock pot until melted. Remove from heat, then set aside to cool.

Once the lye-hydrosol and soapmaking oils reach about 90°-95°F, you’re ready to make soap!

Measure out the calendula flower powder and shredded loofah, then mix them into the soapmaking oils using an immersion or stick blender.

Then slowly pour the lye-hydrosol into the soapmaking oils and mix with your stick blender until you reach a light trace.

Weigh out the essential oil (or fragrance oil) of your choice and add to the soap batter. Then continue mixing to fully incorporate the scent. Once you reach a medium trace, pour the soap batter into your soap mold.

Cover the mold with plastic cling wrap if desired, then set aside in a safe location where it won’t be disturbed.

Your natural calendula soaps should be ready to unmold 24-48 hours later.

Once you’ve unmolded your homemade soaps, set them aside in a cool location for a minimum of four weeks to cure. Then wrap and label as desired for personal use of gifting.

More Natural Skin Care Recipes

Use this natural herbal calendula balm recipe to help promote healing with the power of calendula when used on minor cuts, bruises & insect stings.

Did you enjoy my natural calendula soap recipe? Then you’ll also love my natural calendula herbal balm recipe. This natural skin care recipe promotes healing with the power of calendula when used on minor cuts, bruises & insect stings. Find the recipe here.

Homemade Calendula Soap! This natural calendula soap recipe is handcrafted with skin nourishing ingredients that promote skin health. Calendula hydrosol, calendula powder and chia seed oil are key ingredients for healthy looking skin. Natural shredded loofah is also included for its gentle exfoliation that leads to brighter, smoother skin.

Like my natural calendula soap recipe, my soothing moisture whip recipe is another great skin care product for nourishing and moisturizing dry or mature skin.

Crafted using natural ingredients, this ultra luxe moisturizer has a fluffy, cloud like texture that melts instantly into skin when applied. Skin soothing butters, aloe vera and witch hazel extract offer rich moisture that promotes skin health while a calming essential oil blend lends its aromatherapeutic properties. Get the recipe here.

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Naturally Clean Your Home Not Just Your Skin

Looking for more affordable, convenient and natural ways to clean your home? Then you must check out Grove Collaborative! I recently became a member and have been super impressed with their service, natural products selections, prices and shipping times. Plus their products help to make it easier for families to make the switch to healthy, non-toxic home and personal care products.

Right now you can receive a free Mrs. Meyer’s Trio + Grove Walnut Scrubber Sponges when you sign up for the Grove Collaborative! They’re currently in gear for spring and are putting together some of the cleanest and greenest sets dedicated to making your home healthy and beautiful! I promise you will absolutely LOVE them! Learn more here.

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Homemade Valentine Ideas for Your Galentines Both Big & Small

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Friends are amazing. They’ve always got your back, they’re around to lift you up when  you’re feeling down, and if you’re single on Valentine’s Day, they refuse to leave you feeling left out. So in celebration of friends and all that sparkly awesome they bring into your life, here are some fun homemade Valentine ideas for your Galentines both big and small!

Homemade Valentine Ideas for Your Galentines! Friends are amazing. They've always got your back, they're around to lift you up when  you're feeling down, and if you're single on Valentine's Day, they refuse to leave you feeling left out. So in celebration of friends and all that sparkly awesome they bring into your life, here are some fun homemade Valentine ideas for your Galentines both big and small!

Homemade Valentine Ideas for Grown Up Gals

Induce a smile with this punny homemade Valentine idea for DIY Grow-A-Boyfriend Bath Bombs via Studio DIY! Definitely one of the funniest homemade Valentine ideas I've seen, these heart shaped bath bombs have a novelty toy hidden inside that grows to six times its size when placed in water. #valentines #galentines

DIY Grow-A-Boyfriend Bath Bombs via Studio DIY

Induce a smile with this punny homemade Valentine idea for DIY Grow-A-Boyfriend Bath Bombs! Definitely one of the funniest homemade Valentine ideas I’ve seen, these heart shaped bath bombs have a novelty toy hidden inside that grows to six times its size when placed in water. You can find the tutorial here.

Homemade Valentine Ideas for Your Galentines Both Big and Small! Create custom scented mini perfume sprays to go along with these "You're Scent-sational!" printable Valentines for your besties this Valentine's Day! #valentines #valentinesday #valentinesdaygift #galentines #galentinesday #diy #printable #perfume

“You’re Scent-sational!” Printable Valentines via Soap Deli News

Create custom scented mini perfume sprays as homemade Valentine ideas to go along with these “You’re Scent-sational!” printable Valentines for Galentine’s Day! Find the recipe and free printable here.

Homemade Valentine Ideas for Your Galentines! This DIY bath salt trio via Hello Glow makes a great Galentines day gift and reminds your friends that yes, self care is important!

DIY Bath Salt Trio via Hello Glow

This DIY bath salt trio makes a great Galentine’s Day gift and reminds your friends that yes, self care is important! Get the recipes to make sweet rose, pink grapefruit and relaxing lavender bath salts for pampering baths that suit their mood. Find them all here.

Give your Galentines the gift of flowers with these printable paper cones via Lia Griffith that are perfect for creating your own mini Galentine's Day bouquets! #valentinesday #valentinesdaygift #flowers #bouquet #printable #gifts #galentines

Printable Paper Cones for Valentine’s Day via Lia Griffith

Give your Galentines the gift of flowers with these printable paper cones that are perfect for creating your own mini Galentine’s Day bouquets! Find the printables for this Valentine idea here.

Your Galentine will go ga-ga over these super cute DIY gem soap Valentine's via A Kailo Chic Life! These make super cute homemade Valentine ideas for coworkers and friends. Just craft and create the easy melt and pour gem soaps then pair them with one of the free printable Valentine's Day cards. #valentines #valentinesdaygift #soap #gem #galentines #diy

DIY Gem Soap Valentines via A Kailo Chic Life

Your Galentine will go ga-ga over these super cute DIY gem soap Valentines! These make super cute homemade Valentine ideas for coworkers and friends. Just craft and create the easy melt and pour gem soaps then pair them with one of the free printable Valentine’s Day cards. Learn to make them now.

Homemade Valentine Ideas for Your Galentines! These free printable Valentine's Day cards from Soap Deli News are super cute and come in two collage style lovebird designs. Simply print them out onto cardstock, then write your own personal message inside! #printables #valentines #galentines #lovebirds #collage #cards

Printable Lovebird Valentine’s Day Cards via Soap Deli News

These free printable Valentine’s Day cards are super cute and come in two collage style lovebird designs. Simply print them out onto cardstock, then write your own personal message inside! Download the free printable here. (Or go here for free printable Valentine’s Day gift wrap.)

Homemade Valentine Ideas for Your Galentines! These pretty DIY floral wax bark melts via Soap Queen contain real rose and jasmine flowers that accent the beautiful scent of this totally gift worthy Valentine's Day DIY! #valentines #valentinesdaygift #waxmelts #roses #diy #galentines

DIY Floral Wax Bark Melts via Soap Queen

These pretty DIY floral wax bark melts contain real rose and jasmine flowers that accent the beautiful scent of this totally gift worthy Valentine’s Day DIY! These would be perfect as a component for a Galentine’s Day gift basket. Learn to make them here.

Flowers, chocolates and candles, oh my! If you're looking for homemade Valentine ideas for your Galentine this Valentine's Day, then you definitely want to consider these beautiful natural DIY ombre candles via Lovely Greens! As the gradient in these homemade candles changes, so does the fragrance for a fun and useful gift that friends and coworkers will love!

DIY Ombre Candles via Lovely Greens

Flowers, chocolates and candles, oh my! If you’re looking for homemade Valentine ideas for your Galentine this Valentine’s Day, then you definitely want to consider these beautiful natural DIY ombre candles! As the gradient in these homemade candles changes, so does the fragrance for a fun and useful gift that friends and coworkers will love! Discover this unique candlemaking tutorial here.

Let your Galentines know they're part of your girl tribe with these fun printable DIY Valentine's Day tattoos via Studio DIY! Simply print these girl inspired temporary tattoos onto tattoo paper, cut out, then package and label them in clear bags with a free printable bag labels.

Printable DIY Galentine’s Day Tattoos via Studio DIY

Let your Galentines know they’re part of your girl tribe with these fun printable DIY Valentine’s Day tattoos! Simply print these girl inspired temporary tattoos onto temporary tattoo paper, cut out, then package and label them in clear cellophane bags with the accompanying free printable bag labels. You can download the printable tattoos at Studio DIY here. (Or check out StickerYou to have your tattoos printed for you instead.)

Homemade Valentine Ideas for Galentines! These free printable palm spring Valentines from Lovely Indeed are a fun way to celebrate the love between great friends. Flamingo and pool float figurines are attached to each printable using glue dots for a collection of four truly unique Valentine's! #valentines #valentinesday #galentines #printable #diy

Free Printable Palm Springs Valentines via Lovely Indeed

These free printable palm spring Valentines are a fun way to celebrate the love between great friends. 3D flamingo and pool float figurines are attached to each printable using glue dots for a collection of four truly unique Valentine’s! Grab the free printable for this Valentine’s Day project here.

Homemade Valentine Ideas for Little Girls

Homemade Valentine Ideas for Little Galentines! Create delicious homemade Galentine's Day cookies for your child's classmates with X and O cookie cutters and free printable Valentine's Day gift tags from Tell Love and Party! #cookies #valentines #valentinesdaygift #printable #kids #galentines

Printable Cookie Valentines via Tell Love and Party

Create delicious homemade Galentine’s Day cookies for your child’s classmates with X and O cookie cutters and free printable Valentine’s Day gift tags using your favorite sugar cookie recipe! The free printable Valentine’s Day tags can be found here.

Homemade Valentine Ideas for Galentines both big and small! These printable unicorn Valentines from Lia Griffith are the perfect printable Galentines for little girls!

Printable Unicorn Valentines via Lia Griffith

These printable unicorn Valentines are the perfect printable Galentines for little girls with magical friends! Find them here. Or discover more printable kids Valentines here.

Homemade Valentine Ideas for Little Galentines! This DIY magnetic putty valentine via U Create is perfect for kids to gift one another on Valentine's Day! Simply print the free printable Valentine's Day themed labels onto sticker paper and adhere them to the lid of a magnetic putty tin!

DIY Magnetic Putty Valentine via U Create

This DIY magnetic putty valentine is perfect for kids to gift one another on Valentine’s Day! Simply print the free printable Valentine’s Day themed labels onto sticker paper and adhere them to the lid of a magnetic putty tin! Download the free printable labels here.

Homemade Valentine Ideas for Galentines Big and Small

For more homemade Valentine ideas, be sure check out this collection of  DIY Valentine’s Day Gifts as well as my DIY Valentine’s Day Gifts Pinterest board here.

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DIY Valentine’s Day Gifts for Romantics

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Whether you celebrate Valentine’s Day or simply Galentine’s Day, this beautiful collection of 18 DIY Valentine’s Day gifts is sure to delight!

DIY Valentine's Day Gifts for the Romantic! If Valentine's Day reminds you of romance, hearts and roses then you must make one of these gorgeous 18 DIY Valentine's Day gifts! Each of these Valentine's Day gift ideas are thoughtfully made so your Valentine will not only be pleased with the quality of your gift, but is sure to get the warm and fuzzies too! #valentines #valentinesdaygift #diy #love #romance #crafts #hearts #roses

If Valentine’s Day reminds you of romance, hearts and roses then you must make one of these gorgeous DIY Valentine’s Day gifts! Each of these Valentine’s Day gift ideas are thoughtfully made so your Valentine will not only be pleased with the quality of your gift, but is sure to get the warm and fuzzies too!

DIY Valentine’s Day Gifts

DIY Valentine's Day Gifts! Learn how to craft this beautiful wooden, personalized DIY bathtub tray via The First Cut blog to give as DIY Valentine's Day gift or DIY Galentine's Day gift this year! #valentines #valentinesdaygift #diy #gifts #giftideas #crafts

DIY Personalized Bathtub Tray via The First Cut

This beautiful, wooden DIY bathtub tray can be personalized with your favorite phrase to remind your Valentine how much you love her! Find the tutorial here.

DIY Valentine's Day Gifts! This natural luxe rose body balm recipe 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 DIY Valentine's Day gift! #valentinesdaygift #valentines #diy #roses #bodybutter #skincare #beauty #giftsforher

Natural Rose Body Balm Recipe via Soap Deli News

Crafted using tea seed oil, rose wax and shea butter, this luxurious rose body balm is completely natural and requires just three simple ingredients to make! There are even free printable labels making this body balm perfect for your DIY Valentine’s Day gifts! Discover the recipe and free printable labels here.

Are you extra sweet on someone this Valentine's Day? This easy heart shaped red velvet fudge recipe via Cravings of a Lunatic makes great DIY Valentine's Day gifts for all of your Galentine's! #galentines #galentinesday #valentines #valentinesdaygift #fudge #hearts

Red Velvet Fudge Recipe via Cravings of a Lunatic

Are you extra sweet on someone this Valentine’s Day? This easy heart shaped red velvet fudge recipe makes great DIY Valentine’s Day gifts for all of your Galentine’s! Get the recipe here.

These Conversation Heart Petit Fours via Brite & Bubbly make delicious, edible DIY Valentine's Day gifts for your sweetheart or Galentine! #galentinesday #valentines #valentinesdaygift #conversationhearts #hearts #petitfours #diy

Conversation Heart Petit Fours via Brite & Bubbly

These conversation heart petit fours make delicious, edible DIY Valentine’s Day gifts for your sweetheart or Galentine! Learn how to make them here.

DIY Valentine's Day Gifts! These gorgeous DIY rose bath salts via Everything Pretty are the perfect Valentine's Day gift for your bath and beauty loving Valentine! #valentines #valentinesdaygift #bathsalts #rose #diy #beauty #skincare #gifts

Rose Bath Salts Recipe via Everything Pretty

These gorgeous DIY rose bath salts are the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for your bath and beauty loving Valentine! Learn to make them now!

These DIY Rosebud Bath Melts via Amy Green are crafted with natural skin nourishing ingredients like cocoa and shea butters and coconut oil. The addition of dried mini-rose buds give them an extra feeling of love and romance make them perfect to give as DIY Valentine's Day gifts. #valentinesdaygift #diy #bathmelts #roses #skincare

DIY Rose Bath Melts via Amy Green

These DIY rosebud bath melts are crafted with natural skin nourishing ingredients like cocoa and shea butters and coconut oil. The addition of dried mini-rose buds give them an extra feeling of love and romance make them perfect to give as DIY Valentine’s Day gifts. Grab the recipe here.

This DIY lip scrub and lip balm duo via Country Hill Cottage make fabulous DIY Valentine's Day gifts for her! #valentinesdaygift #giftsforher #lipscrub #lipbalm #skincare #beauty

DIY Valentine’s Day Lip Duo via Country Hill Cottage

This DIY lip scrub and lip balm duo make fabulous DIY Valentine’s Day gifts for her! Plus there are free printable labels for your completed products. Get the recipes to make these natural beauty products here.

This DIY Love Notes Valentine's Wreath via Tauni + Co is the perfect alternative to Valentine's Day cards. Not only will this beauty avoid the recycling bin, but it makes a beautiful home decor piece that your Valentine or Galentine can enjoy into spring and summer! #valentines #galentines #valentinesdaygift #diy #wreath #love

Love Notes DIY Valentine’s Wreath via Tauni + Co

This DIY Love Notes Valentine’s Wreath is the perfect alternative to Valentine’s Day cards. Not only will this beauty avoid the recycling bin, but it makes a beautiful home decor piece that your Valentine or Galentine can enjoy into spring and summer! Find the tutorial here.

These DIY conversation heart soaps are so easy to make and make lovely homemade Valentine's Day gifts! Made from a melt and pour soap base, these conversation heart soaps can be made in an afternoon and ready to gift the same day. Simply package them in a plastic jar, wrap each soap individually or gift them inside candy treat bags.

DIY Conversation Heart Soaps via Soap Deli News

These DIY conversation heart soaps are not only a snap to make, but they’re also perfect for gifting! Easily craft these DIY Valentine’s Day gifts in multiples for classmates or coworkers using a melt and pour soap base, then gift them inside candy treat bags! Find the tutorial here.

These DIY Valentine's Day Treat Jars via Make + Tell are perfect for gifting Valentine's Day treats and candy! #valentines #valentinesdaygift #treats #favors #ombre #candy #treats #diy #crafts

 DIY Ombre Heart Jars via Make + Tell

These DIY Valentine’s Day treat jars are not only pretty, they’re also perfect for gifting Valentine’s Day treats and candy! Learn more here.

Craft these natural DIY rose milk bath bombs via The Nerdy Farm Wife as DIY Valentine's Day gifts! These beautiful heart-shaped bath bombs are naturally colored with rose clay and scented with a relaxing blend of essential oils, while creamy cocoa butter and milk powder are added for their extra skin-loving benefits. #valentinesdaygift #bathbombs #diy

DIY Rose Milk Bath Bombs via The Nerdy Farm Wife

Craft these natural DIY rose milk bath bombs as DIY Valentine’s Day gifts! These beautiful heart-shaped bath bombs are naturally colored with rose clay and scented with a relaxing blend of essential oils, while creamy cocoa butter and milk powder are added for their extra skin-loving benefits. Find the recipe here.

Craft these DIY solid lotion bar hearts via The Nourished Life to give to your Valentine (or Galentine!) this Valentine's Day! Made using a simple combination of natural ingredients, solid lotion bars are a wonderful and mess free way to protect and nourish your dry skin. #valentines #galentines #valentinesdaygift #skincare #diy #solidlotion

DIY Solid Lotion Bar Hearts via The Nourished Life

Craft these DIY solid lotion bar hearts to give to your Valentine (or Galentine!) this Valentine’s Day! Made using a simple combination of natural ingredients, solid lotion bars are a wonderful and mess free way to protect and nourish your dry skin. Discover this DIY here.

The pattern for this beautiful DIY heart hanging basket via Apple Green Cottage makes practical DIY Valentine's Day gifts! Not only is this sturdy canvas hanging basket useful but it's also a lovely home decor piece.

DIY Hanging Basket via Apple Green Cottage

The pattern for this beautiful DIY heart hanging basket makes practical DIY Valentine’s Day gifts! Not only is this sturdy canvas hanging basket useful but it’s also a lovely home decor piece. Get the free pattern here.

DIY Valentine's Day Gifts! These DIY matcha green tea butter bars are made with skin nourishing tea seed oil and matcha green tea. Perfect to gift for DIY Valentine's Day gifts, these solid lotion bars absorb quickly and won't leave skin feeling greasy.

DIY Matcha Green Tea Butter Bars via Soap Deli News

These DIY matcha green tea butter bars are made with skin nourishing tea seed oil and matcha green tea. Perfect to gift for DIY Valentine’s Day gifts, these solid lotion bars absorb quickly and won’t leave skin feeling greasy. Learn how to make them here.

These DIY herbal massage melts via The Nerdy Farm Wife make delightful DIY Valentine's Day gifts for your active Valentine, that enjoys hard work, but needs a little extra pampering at the end of the day.

DIY Herbal Massage Melts via The Nerdy Farm Wife

These DIY herbal massage melts for pain relief make delightful DIY Valentine’s Day gifts for your active Valentine. They are perfect for anyone who needs a little extra pampering at the end of the day. Learn to make them here.

These heart shaped DIY Earl Grey Macarons with Mouth-watering Lemon Swiss Buttercream via Indulge with Mimi are the perfect alternative to the traditional Valentine's Day box of chocolates! Get the recipe and heart shaped template now at Indulge with Mimi.

DIY Heart Shaped Earl Grey Macarons via Indulge with Mimi

These heart shaped DIY Earl Grey Macarons with Mouth-watering Lemon Swiss Buttercream are the perfect alternative to the traditional Valentine’s Day box of chocolates! Get the recipe and heart shaped template now.

Learn how to make your own crystal geode soap eggs with hearts for stunning DIY Valentine's Day gifts!

Geode Soap Tutorial with Hearts via Soap Deli News

Create truly unique DIY Valentine’s Day gifts for your sweetheart with this geode soap tutorial! Inside each soap geode you’ll find a glass-like heart nestled inside. Check out this love inspired soapmaking tutorial here.

This rose body butter recipe if perfect for DIY Valentine's Day gifts! Made with only natural ingredients, this vegan moisturizer nourishes skin without leaving it feeling greasy. #diy #valentinesdaygift #bodybutter #roses #giftsforher

Natural Rose Body Butter Recipe via Soap Deli News 

This rose body butter recipe if perfect for DIY Valentine’s Day gifts! Made with only natural ingredients, this vegan moisturizer nourishes skin without leaving it feeling greasy. Learn to make it now.

DIY Valentine's Day Gifts! If Valentine's Day reminds you of romance, hearts and roses then you must make one of these gorgeous DIY Valentine's Day gifts! Each of these Valentine's Day gift ideas are thoughtfully made so your Valentine will not only be pleased with the gift, but get the warm and fuzzies too!

Want even more great DIY Valentine’s day gift ideas? You may also enjoy my other DIY Valentine’s Day gifts you can make and gift. Or find more fantastic DIY gift ideas on my DIY Valentine’s Day Gifts Pinterest board here.

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Mason Jar Crafts for Bath & Beauty Lovers (The Perfect DIY Treat for Skin)

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Try one of these 40+ beautiful mason jar crafts for bath & beauty lovers for a fun weekend project the entire family can enjoy! Or make them for last minute DIY gift ideas for friends and family!

Mason Jar Crafts for Bath & Beauty Lovers! Try one of these beautiful mason jar crafts for bath & beauty lovers for a fun weekend project the entire family can enjoy! Or make them for last minute DIY gift ideas for friends and family! #masonjarcrafts #bath #beauty #diy #crafts #gifts #giftideas

The great thing about mason jars is that they are so eco-friendly. No matter how many times you use them, they can continue to be reused again and again. Even better, they don’t have to be used for food alone.

Shop this huge collection of mason jars and related materials for your mason jar crafts at Consumer Crafts and save both time & money!

Start using your mason jars now for creative projects other than food. This amazing collection of mason jar crafts for bath & beauty lovers are a perfect choice! Not only can you make these skin worthy mason jar crafts for and your family, they’re also great for gifting!

Mason Jar Crafts for Bath & Beauty Lovers

I hope you enjoy my collection of mason jar crafts for bath & beauty lovers. Be sure to share your favorite of these mason jar crafts in the comments below. Or share your own  ideas for DIY mason jar crafts.

Mason Jar Crafts for Bath & Beauty Lovers! This Lemon Rosemary Scrub Recipe via Yesterday on Tuesday is made with naturally detoxifying and magnesium rich Epsom salt and boasts a fresh lemon scent. Plus there are free printable gift tags for the perfect homemade hostess gift! #masonjarcrafts #hostessgifts #bath #beauty #diy

Lemon Rosemary Scrub Recipe via Yesterday on Tuesday

This Lemon Rosemary Scrub Recipe is made with naturally detoxifying and magnesium rich Epsom salt and boasts a fresh lemon scent. Plus there are free printable gift tags for the perfect homemade hostess gift! Get the recipe here.

Mason Jar Crafts for Bath & Beauty Lovers! This homemade Gardener's Scrub Recipe via The Cottage Market is the perfect treat for dirty hands! Hand crafted using natural, fresh ingredients like lemon, coconut oil and thyme, this soothing scrub cleanses skin while also exfoliating rough calluses and moisturizing skin. #masonjarcrafts #gardening #scrubs #diy #coconutoil

Homemade Gardener’s Scrub via The Cottage Market

This Homemade Gardener’s Scrub Recipe is the perfect treat for dirty hands! Hand crafted using natural, fresh ingredients like lemon, coconut oil and thyme, this soothing scrub cleanses skin while also exfoliating rough calluses and moisturizing skin. Learn to make it now.

Mason Jar Crafts for Bath & Beauty Lovers! If you suffer from dry skin that's easily irritated by commercial solutions, this aloe vera bath melts recipe is a great natural alternative! Aloe vera, a versatile plant hailed as a magical skin saver, has a long history of use in skin care products and has the ability to promote healing, soothe and moisturize dry skin, fight dandruff and promote hair growth. #AloeVera #diy #BathMelts #crafts #skincare #masonjarcrafts #bath #beauty

Aloe Vera Bath Melts Recipe via Soap Deli News

If you suffer from dry or problem skin that’s easily irritated by commercial solutions, this Aloe Vera Bath Melts Recipe is a great natural alternative! Not only are these DIY bath melts quick and easy to make, but they’re also a great mason jar crafts gift idea for friends and family! Make them now.

Mason Jar Crafts for Bath & Beauty Lovers! These DIY rosemary sugar scrubs via On Sutton Place are made with a simple skin care recipe that consists of coconut oil, sugar and rosemary and make delightful party, hostess or wedding favors. #masonjarcrafts #diy #favors #skincare #scrubs #coconutoil #rosemary

Rosemary Sugar Scrub Recipe via On Sutton Place

These DIY Rosemary Sugar Scrubs are made with a simple skin care recipe that consists of coconut oil, sugar and rosemary essential oil. They make delightful party, hostess or wedding favors. Get the recipe and free printable mason jar labels here.

Mason Jar Crafts for Bath & Beauty Lovers! This homemade orange cream milk bath recipe via Personally Andrea is handmade using with sweet smelling orange essential oil, skin-soothing milk, cornstarch and baking soda. Hand stamp blank labels and you have the perfect homemade gift! #masonjarcrafts #bath #beauty #diy

Orange Cream Milk Bath Recipe via Personally Andrea

This Homemade Orange Cream Milk Bath Recipe is handmade using with sweet smelling orange essential oil, skin-soothing milk, cornstarch and baking soda. Hand stamp blank round sticker labels with alphabet stamps and you have the perfect homemade gift! Learn how to make it now!

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

Sea Salt Face & Body Scrub via Soap Deli News

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

Mason Jar Crafts for Bath & Beauty Lovers to Make and Gift! Learn how to make this easy homemade strawberry smoothie foaming whipped salt scrub recipe! It's made with real strawberry powder which is rich in polyphenols and Vitamin C and has natural skin soothing properties. #masonjarcrafts #strawberry #skincare #smoothie #diy #scrubs

Strawberry Smoothie Salt Scrub Recipe via Soap Deli News

Learn how to make this easy Homemade Strawberry Smoothie Foaming Whipped Salt Scrub Recipe! It’s handmade with real strawberry powder which is rich in polyphenols and Vitamin C and has natural skin soothing properties. Grab this mason jar crafts salt scrub recipe here.

Easy Mason Jar Crafts for Bath & Beauty Lovers! This natural orange mint sugar scrub recipe via A Blissful Nest not only exfoliates skin, it also leaves your skin feeling so clean and soft. #scrubs #masonjarcrafts #diy #sugarscrub #easycrafts

Orange Mint Sugar Scrub Recipe via A Blissful Nest

This easy, all natural Orange Mint Sugar Scrub Recipe not only exfoliates skin, it also leaves your skin feeling so soft and clean. Plus you’ll love the uplifting fragrance made from a simple blend of orange and peppermint essential oils. Discover the recipe here.

Gift Worthy Mason Jar Crafts for Bath & Beauty Lovers! This chamomile lavender oatmeal milk bath recipe from Shaken Together is made with skin soothing powdered milk and oatmeal along with natural chamomile flowers and lavender essential oil. It's incredibly easy to make and is perfect for homemade gifts! #masonjarcrafts #gifts #giftideas #beauty #skincare #diy

Chamomile Lavender Milk Bath Recipe via Shaken Together

This Chamomile Lavender Oatmeal Milk Bath Recipe is also perfect for packaging inside a mason jar. Made with skin soothing powdered milk and finely ground oatmeal, this natural skin care recipe also contains chamomile flowers and lavender essential oilGet the recipe here.

Mason Jar Crafts You Can Make and Gift! This DIY Unicorn Spa Jar via The Gunny Sack makes a delightful gift for unicorn lovers! Using a combination of purchased and handmade components, this DIY includes recipes for unicorn bath bombs, a unicorn foot soak and unicorn soap and sugar scrubs! #unicorns #masonjarcrafts #masonjargifts #diy #bathbombs

DIY Unicorn Spa Jar via The Gunny Sack

This DIY Unicorn Spa Jar makes a delightful gift for unicorn lovers! Using a combination of purchased and handmade components, this mason jar DIY includes recipes for unicorn bath bombs, a unicorn foot soak and unicorn soap and sugar scrubs! Get the skinny on this DIY now.

Also be sure to check out my own DIY unicorn glitter body butter, tri-color unicorn eyeshadow and tri-color unicorn body balm for alternate mason jar additions!

Unicorn Rainbow Poop Moldable Sugar Scrub Recipe! Learn how to make this fun sparkly, glittery rainbow colored moldable sugar scrub with my original semi-solid rainbow moldable sugar scrub recipe that you can mold and shape!

Unicorn Rainbow Moldable Sugar Scrub Recipe via Soap Deli News

Learn how to make this fun sparkly unicorn inspired, rainbow moldable sugar scrub with this original, unique semi-solid rainbow moldable sugar scrub recipe that you can mold and shape! Discover the DIY here.

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!

Cucumber Mint Sugar Scrub Recipe via Soap Deli News

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! Learn to make it now!

Mason Jar Crafts for Bath & Beauty Lovers! Try one of these 40+ beautiful mason jar crafts for bath & beauty lovers for a fun weekend project the entire family can enjoy! Or make them for last minute DIY gift ideas for friends and family! #masonjarcrafts #bath #beauty #diy #crafts #gifts #giftideas

More Great Mason Jar Crafts to DIY

Be sure to check out my post on the best whipped sugar scrubs to buy or DIY for more great gift worthy DIY’s. Or discover more great bath & beauty mason jar crafts on my DIY Bath and Body Pinterest board.

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Plantain Soap Recipe with Date Sugar & Frankincense

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Nourish dry skin and promote skin health with this natural plantain soap recipe with date sugar and frankincense.

Plantain Soap Recipe with Date Sugar & Frankincense! This natural soap recipe is handmade using the cold process soapmaking method. Perfect for dry or problem skin, this homemade plantain soap recipe produces low cleansing, super nourishing soap bars with an exceptional lather. Discover the recipe for this palm free plantain soap recipe now at Soap Deli News blog. #soap #plantainsoap #soaprecipe #soapmaking #diy #crafts

Last summer I made a wonderful plantain herbal oil infusion with dried wild harvested plantain leaves and olive oil. As I still had some of my plantain infused olive oil leftover from my last project for vegan solid lotion bars, I decided to put the rest of it to good use!

What’s the Story with Plantain?

Plantain is often times considered a weed. However, in actuality, this plant is a powerful medicinal herb with strong anti-inflammatory, analgesic and anti-microbial properties. As such plantain is commonly used as a topical home remedy to promote healing, soothe insect bites and reduce the appearance of scars. You can learn more about plantain here

My homemade plantain soap recipe produces a low cleansing, super nourishing soap with a wonderful lather that your entire family will love. Made with a few fun ingredients like date sugar and French green clay, this palm free soap is formulated specifically for dry skin and scented with frankincense essential oil.

Learn about the different types of frankincense essential oil here.

You will need to make your own plantain infused olive oil for this plantain soap recipe. If you aren’t able to harvest wild plantain in your area, you can purchase plantain leaves online. Alternately you can also purchase solar infused plantain herbal oil. I highly recommend shopping with Mountain Rose Herbs for quality organic options.

How to Make Herbal Infused Oils using both the solar infusion method and the quick method for heat infusing oils via Mountain Rose Herbs. Plus a fantastic palm free, natural plantain soap recipe made with plantain infused olive oil that's perfect for dry skin!

How to Make Plantain Infused Olive Oil

To make your plantain infused olive oil, you’ll first need to harvest and dry your plantain leaves. Once dry, fill a small mason jar three-fourths of the way full with plantain leaves. Then cover the leaves with olive oil. You want the oil to come about an inch higher than the plantain leaves. (You can use either pomace olive oil or virgin olive oil for this plantain soap recipe.)

Now place the mason jar in a sunny window for 2-3 weeks. You’ll also want to shake the herbal infusion at least once a day. After 2-3 weeks have passed, use cheesecloth or a mesh strainer to drain the oil from the plantain leaves. For a more detailed explanation on creating herbal infused oils, be sure to check out this blog post for making DIY herbal infused oils from Mountain Rose Herbs. You’ll also find a quick method for infusing herbs in oils using heat.

Plantain Soap Recipe with Date Sugar & Frankincense! This natural soap recipe is handmade using the cold process soapmaking method. Perfect for dry or problem skin, this homemade plantain soap recipe produces low cleansing, super nourishing soap bars with an exceptional lather. Discover the recipe for this palm free plantain soap recipe now at Soap Deli News blog. #soap #plantainsoap #soaprecipe #soapmaking #diy #crafts

Natural Plantain Soap Recipe

© Rebecca D. Dillon

Ingredients:

6.4 oz. plantain infused olive oil (40%)
.8 oz. castor oil (5%)
4 oz. refined coconut oil (25%)
.8 oz. refined shea butter (5%)
4 oz. safflower oil (25%)

4.8 fl. oz. distilled water
2.2 oz. lye/sodium hydroxide

1 Tablespoon French green clay
2 Tablespoons natural date sugar
.25 oz. frankincense essential oil

Instructions:

Before you begin, you’ll need to make sure you take all necessary safety precautions when working with lye. This includes wearing eye protection and gloves as well as ensuring none of your containers or utensils are made from aluminum.

You will follow my cold process soapmaking tutorial in order to make this soap. (If you’ve never made homemade soap, I recommend starting with a beginner’s soap recipe which you can find here.)

My plantain soap recipe has a 30.5% water discount and 6% superfat. It will yield six homemade soap bars when using this rectangle silicone mold.

Begin my measuring out the distilled water in fluid ounces into a heat safe container. Then using a digital scale (I recommend this Bakers Math Scale) weigh out the lye. Slowly pour the lye into the water and stir until it has completely dissolved. Set aside to cool.

Next, weigh out the soapmaking oils and combine in a stainless steel pot or heat safe container. Heat on the stove top or at reduced power in a microwave or crock pot until melted. Remove from heat, then set aside to cool.

Once the lye-water and soapmaking oils reach about 90°-95°F, you’re ready to make soap!

Measure out the French green clay and date sugar, then mix them into the soapmaking oils using an immersion or stick blender.

Plantain Soap Recipe with Date Sugar & Frankincense! This natural soap recipe is handmade using the cold process soapmaking method. Perfect for dry or problem skin, this homemade plantain soap recipe produces low cleansing, super nourishing soap bars with an exceptional lather. Discover the recipe for this palm free plantain soap recipe now at Soap Deli News blog. #soap #plantainsoap #soaprecipe #soapmaking #diy #crafts

Then slowly pour the lye-water into the soapmaking oils and mix with your stick blender until you reach a light trace.

Weigh out the frankincense essential oil and add to the soap batter. Then continue mixing to fully incorporate the scent. Once you reach a medium to heavy trace, pour the soap batter into your soap mold.

Cover the mold with plastic cling wrap if desired, then set aside in a safe location where it won’t be disturbed.

Your plantain soaps should be ready to unmold 24-48 hours later.

Once you’ve unmolded your homemade soaps, set them aside in a cool location for a minimum of four weeks to cure. These soaps do smell a little funky at first, but after curing the scent of the frankincense does come back out in the soap.

Plantain Soap Recipe with Date Sugar & Frankincense! This natural soap recipe is handmade using the cold process soapmaking method. Perfect for dry or problem skin, this homemade plantain soap recipe produces low cleansing, super nourishing soap bars with an exceptional lather. Discover the recipe for this palm free plantain soap recipe now at Soap Deli News blog. #soap #plantainsoap #soaprecipe #soapmaking #diy #crafts

Now all that’s left is to wrap and label as desired for personal use or gifting.

Want to Sell Your Homemade Soaps?

If you’re planning to sell your plantain soaps, you’ll need to label them according to FDA guidelines. The book, Soap and Cosmetic Labeling: How to Follow the Rules and Regs Explained in Plain English, by Marie Gale instructs you in layman’s terms on how to properly label your homemade soaps for sale.

Love my plantain soap recipe with date sugar and frankincense? Then you may also like my other recent palm free soap recipes for making ginger mint soap and orange spice tea soap. Or check out my entire collection of both melt and pour and cold process homemade soap recipes here.

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