18 DIY Valentine’s Day Gifts

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Learn how to make eighteen fabulous DIY Valentine’s Day gifts for anyone who appreciates a little pampering. Choose from this collection of homemade bath and beauty recipes that include homemade soap recipes, bath bon bons, solid sugar scrub bars and even lip balms in enticing fragrances and in both candy and heart shapes.

This heart shaped homemade solid lotion bar recipe makes a thoughtful DIY Valentine's Day gift idea!

18 DIY Valentine’s Day Gifts

1. DIY Valentine’s Day Solid Lotion Bars – This easy heart shaped solid lotion bar recipe will help you to create a lovely homemade Valentine’s Day gift for someone special in your life.

These heart shaped homemade soaps are perfect as DIY wedding favors or homemade Valentine's day gifts!

DIY Valentine’s Day Heart Soaps – Try this beginner cold process soap recipe to get you started in soapmaking with three inexpensive soapmaking oils that can be found at most grocery stores.

Learn how to make eighteen fabulous DIY Valentine’s Day gifts for anyone who appreciates a little pampering. Choose from this collection of homemade bath and beauty recipes that include homemade soap recipes, bath bon bons, solid sugar scrub bars and even lip balms in enticing fragrances and in both candy and heart shapes.

3. DIY Valentine’s Day Heart Shaped Bacon Soaps – This homemade bacon soap recipe makes a great DIY Valentine’s Day gift idea for men! Made with real bacon fat this homemade soap recipe yields a hard, extra conditioning soap that can either smell like bacon or any other scent of your choice!

4. Handmilled Coffee & Bourbon Vanilla Homemade Soap Recipe – This homemade soap recipe for making DIY handmilled coffee and bourbon vanilla soap is a snap to create & makes a great DIY Valentine’s day gift for Dad.

5. DIY Valentine’s Day Easy Massage Oil Recipe – DIY this easy massage oil recipe for a sensual Valentine’s Day treat. It makes a romantic Valentine’s Day gift for couples who could use more time together.

6. Handmade Heart Shaped Valentine’s Day Soap Recipe – Get a jump start on your homemade Valentine’s Day gifts with this cold process Silk & Rose Clay Facial Soap Recipe!

7. Patchouli Rose Melt and Pour Complexion Soap Recipe – This heart shaped patchouli rose scented complexion soap recipe is made using a melt & pour soap base. Activated charcoal and clay help to keep skin acne free.

8. DIY Homemade Tri-Color Lip Balm Recipe – This homemade lip balm recipe boasts three lip balms that come in a single container in three sheer Valentine tints & flavors for fun DIY Valentine’s Day gifts!

If you're on the hunt for a super sweet homemade Valentine's Day gift idea, this homemade chocolate truffle soap recipe is sure to delight.

9. Homemade Melt & Pour Chocolate Truffle Soap Recipe – If you’re on the hunt for a super sweet DIY Valentine’s Day gift idea, this homemade chocolate truffle soap recipe is sure to delight.

This no-lye homemade heart shaped soap makes a lovely DIY Valentine's Day gift! Natural ingredients moisturize skin to combat the drying effects of winter.

10.  Valentine’s Day Homemade Heart Shaped Soap Recipe – This no-lye homemade heart shaped soap makes a lovely DIY Valentine’s Day gift! Natural ingredients moisturize skin to combat the drying effects of winter.

Make these DIY Triple Butter Solid Sugar Scrub Hearts as a homemade Valentine's day gift for someone special!

11. DIY Triple Butter Solid Sugar Scrub Hearts – Make these DIY Triple Butter Solid Sugar Scrub Hearts as a DIY Valentine’s day gift for someone special!

Natural DIY Homemade Chocolate and Rose Hand and Body Cream Recipe - Luxurious Mother's Day Gift Idea

12. Natural Chocolate Rose Hand and Body Cream Recipe – Combine traditional chocolate and roses into a non-traditional DIY Valentine’s Day gift with this super decadent Natural Chocolate Rose Body Cream Recipe! Made with moisture intense coconut oil, this cream not only smells awesome but it’s a hundred percent natural.

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13. Chocolate Bon Bon Solid Salt Scrub Recipe – These homemade Chocolate Solid Salt Scrub Cube Bon Bons make a lovely DIY Valentine’s day gifts for her!

14. Organic Vegan Lip Tint Recipe for Valentine’s Day – Give your lips an extra bit of pizazz this Valentine’s Day with this organic vegan lip tint recipe! Also makes great DIY Valentine’s Day gifts for teens on your list!

15. Skin Loving Natural Homemade Cold Process Soap Recipe – This skin loving natural homemade cold process soap recipe for dry skin had stamped with a shimmering heart makes a thoughtful DIY Valentine’s Day gift.

16. Natural Handmilled Lavender Sea Salt Soap Recipe – This easy heart-shaped Lavender Sea Salt Soap Recipe is perfect for DIY Valentine’s Day gifts! Because its made by rebatching existing soaps, there’s no lye needed!

17. Custom Scented Dry Oil Body Spray Recipe – Get moisture and silky smooth skin with this dry oil body spray recipe that you can custom scent with your favorite fragrance! Makes a thoughtful DIY Valentine’s Day gift idea for fragrance, bath and body lovers!

18. Warming Chili & Chocolate Natural Homemade Sore Muscle Salve Recipe – Heat things up this Valentine’s Day with this all natural, warming Chili & Chocolate Homemade Sore Muscle Salve Recipe! It’s great for stiff muscles and aches and is formulated so it’s perfect for use in conjunction with a body massage.

For even more great DIY Valentine’s day gifts, be sure to follow my DIY Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas board on Pinterest. Or, for more bath and beauty recipes you can make, follow my DIY Bath and Body board on Pinterest here.


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Anti Aging Night Cream Recipe

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This anti aging night cream recipe helps to reduce the signs of aging naturally with ingredients like coconut water, cocoa butter, evening primrose and rosehip seed oil.

This anti aging night cream recipe helps to reduce the signs of aging naturally with ingredients like coconut water, cocoa butter, evening primrose and rosehip seed oil.

Rosehip seed oil was chosen for this night cream recipe due to its extremely high fatty acid content. It’s praised for it’s ability to fight against dry, weathered, and dehydrated skin. And it also works well at helping to minimize the appearance of scars. It’s commonly used throughout the beauty and skin care industry to help to prevent and diminish the appearance of wrinkles and premature aging.

Evening primrose oil was chosen for its naturally occurring gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) as well as its moisturizing and skin softening effects while cocoa butter lends its moisturizing and healing properties.

Coconut water also acts as a natural moisturizer to rehydrate skin. It is also rich in anti-oxidants and cytokinins which can help to prevent the skin from premature wrinkles and aging. In addition coconut water also has natural anti-viral, anti-microbial, and anti-fungal properties which can aid in healing as well as soothing damaged skin.

This anti aging night cream recipe helps to reduce the signs of aging naturally with ingredients like coconut water, evening primrose & rosehip seed oil.

Anti Aging Night Cream Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

.35 oz. emulsifying wax
.1 oz. shea nut oil
.25 oz. rosehip seed oil
.25 oz. evening primrose oil
.5 oz. cocoa butter
.15 oz. liquid soy lecithin
.1 oz. stearic acid

.65 oz. coconut water (not from concentrate)
2 ml rose water (or rose hydrosol)

2 ml vitamin E
10 drops carrot seed essential oil, optional
.02 oz. Optiphen Plus

Instructions:

I recommend using double boilers for this anti aging night cream recipe. If you don’t have double boilers it’s snap to set canning rings inside your pot of water and then use a glass Pyrex measuring cup inside the pot on top of the canning ring. Just be sure to place the Pyrex in the pot of water BEFORE you turn on the heat. You’ll need a small one cup sized Pyrex measuring cup for the water based ingredients. This only makes about 2 oz. of product but you can easily double the recipe for a larger batch. You’ll also need a kitchen or candy thermometer.

Begin by using a digital scale to weigh out the emulsifying wax, liquid shea butter, rosehip seed oil, evening primrose oil, cocoa butter, liquid soy lecithin and stearic acid. Place in a double boiler and add heat it begins melting. Once it melts bring the temperature of the oils, wax and butters to 158°F (70°C) and hold for 20 minutes.

While the oils, butters and waxes are melting weigh out the coconut water into a second double boiler. Using a graduated plastic transfer pipette measure out the rosewater and stir into the coconut water. Bring the temperature of the waters to 158°F (70°C) and hold for 20 minutes.

Remove both the wax, butter and oil mixture and the waters from heat. Slowly pour the waters into the oils while mixing with a stick blender. Once all the water has been added mix with a stick blender for three minutes.

Allow the night cream mixture to cool to 113°F (45°C) then add the vitamin E, carrot seed essential oil and Optiphen Plus Preservative. Mix well for about two minutes with the stick blender then pour into the container(s) of your choice.

This anti aging night cream recipe helps to reduce the signs of aging naturally with ingredients like coconut water, evening primrose & rosehip seed oil.

You can also wait a day or two for your anti aging night cream to reach its final consistency, whip with a fork then spoon into your jar(s). As my house is rather cold at the moment I found the cream was much creamier and smoother if I whipped it two days after I made it before filling my containers.

To use simply apply a small amount to your face and neck before bed paying extra attention to your eye area or other areas of concern. You can also apply this anti aging night cream during the day as you would an eye cream before applying makeup. It also works really well on dry hands and feet.

This anti aging night cream recipe helps to reduce the signs of aging naturally with ingredients like coconut water, cocoa butter, evening primrose and rosehip seed oil.

For more natural beauty DIY’s and skin care recipes as well as homemade soap recipes be sure to follow my boards on Pinterest. You can also follow me on Blog Lovin’, Tumblr, Facebook, Twitter, G+ and Instagram for regular updates and behind the scene sneak peeks.


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Neem Oil & Bee Pollen Skin Cream Recipe

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This neem oil and bee pollen skin cream recipe is made from natural ingredients and harnesses the healing power of neem oil and the soothing anti-inflammatory properties of bee pollen.

This natural neem oil and bee pollen skin cream recipe combines the healing power of neem oil with the skin soothing, anti-inflammatory properties of bee pollen.

Natural bee pollen is used topically in skin care products to help calm inflammatory conditions and common skin irritations such as psoriasis or eczema. In addition the amino acids and vitamins naturally found in bee pollen are believed to help protect skin as well as aid in cell regeneration.

Neem oil is a naturally anti-viral, anti-bacterial, and anti-fungal carrier oil that has shown to be an effective treatment for those who suffer from dry itchy skin, redness and skin irritation as well as psoriasis, eczema, scabies, acne, skin ulcers and even head lice. I also found that neem oil’s strong anti-viral properties can also offer some relief from the pain of shingles. This is based on my grandmother’s experience with my non-greasy lavender body butter recipe I made her for Christmas. It contained a smaller amount of neem oil, however after several applications on the first day of use her pain was diminished.

This neem oil and bee pollen skin cream recipe is made from natural ingredients and harnesses the healing power of neem oil and the soothing anti-inflammatory properties of bee pollen.

Neem Oil & Bee Pollen Skin Cream Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

1.5 oz. cocoa butter
1 oz. sesame oil
.25 oz. lanolin
.25 oz. traditional emulsifying wax
.25 oz. rosehip seed oil
.25 oz. neem oil
2 ml patchouli essential oil
1 ml lavender essential oil
1/2 Tablespoon bee pollen powder (approx. .15 oz.)
1 teaspoon arrowroot powder (approx. .1 oz.)
1 ml vitamin E oil
5 drops rosemary extract, optional
.1 oz. Optiphen Plus (paraben free preservative, optional)

Instructions:

To make this bee pollen skin cream recipe, begin by using a digital scale to weigh out the cocoa butter and emulsifying wax into a glass Pyrex measuring cup. Heat at 60% power in the microwave until the ingredients have fully melted. Remove carefully using a pot holder or tea towel as the glass will be hot. (Alternately you can use a double boiler.)

Using measuring spoons measure out the bee pollen and arrowroot powder. Stir into the melted wax and butter until the arrowroot powder has fully dissolved. You may want to use a stick blender for best results if you have one and to avoid a gritty feeling in the final product.

Weigh out the lanolin and stir into the mixture until it dissolves completely.

Now weigh out and add the sesame oil, rosehip seed oil and the neem oil. Mix to combine.

Once the mixture reaches 160°F or less use graduated transfer pipettes to measure out and add the essential oils, rosemary extract and vitamin E. Next, weigh out and add the Optiphen Plus. Mix well with a whisk or fork then pour into containers and allow to fully set up.

Notes:

This cream does take a while to fully thicken even if you place it in the refrigerator. It can take up to TWO to THREE full days before reaching its final consistency. So be patient. Also as this is a natural product it is affected by temperature more than commercial products. If you live in a warm climate or your house temperature is above 74°F this cream may liquify or lose it’s creamy consistency. (It’s a steady 70°-72°F in my house at this time of the year so I haven’t been able to see how it reacts under warmer temps.) In this case you can either increase the amount of emulsifying wax used – I’d start at additional .1 oz. – or you can swap the emulsifying wax with beeswax. However beeswax will make this product a bit stickier and lend it a more salve like consistency.

To use simply apply to skin as desired on problem areas affected by acne, shingles, cold sores, minor cuts and abrasions, athlete’s foot as well as any other minor skin irritations including eczema and psoriasis.

Here’s some feedback I’ve received on this bee pollen skin cream recipe via my Facebook page: “I tried this recipe and it healed a cold sore in record time.” and “I shared a little jar with my co-worker who had surgery recently and she told me that it’s healing her up and softening her keloid scarring as well. That is a bonus!”

For more care recipes as well as natural alternatives to commercial products follow my boards on Pinterest. You can keep up with all of my new skin care recipes and homemade soap recipes by simply following me on Blog Lovin’ or Tumblr. You can also find me on Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus and Instagram.


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Natural Patchouli & Fir Needle Homemade Hand Cream Recipe

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Patchouli and Fir Scented Homemade Hand Cream Recipe

This richly moisturizing homemade hand cream recipe is naturally scented with patchouli and fir needle essential oils and contains skin conditioning safflower and evening primrose oils plus a touch of agave syrup! Don’t reserve this amazing homemade hand cream for hands alone though! Also try it on feet or anywhere skin needs a little extra love! It’s great for eczema too.

Natural Homemade Hand Cream Recipe with Patchouli and Fir Needle Essential Oils

Patchouli & Fir Needle Homemade Hand Cream Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

.25 oz. beeswax
.25 oz. 76° melt point coconut oil
.35 oz. safflower oil
.75 oz. evening primrose oil
.25 oz. shea butter
.1 oz. stearic acid
.1 oz. light agave syrup
15 drops fir needle essential oil
9 drops patchouli essential oil

Instructions:

Using a digital scale weigh out the shea butter and stearic acid then melt either at reduced power in the microwave or in a double boiler.

Once melted, weigh out the shea butter and coconut oil and stir in. Gently heat again if needed if shea butter and coconut oil don’t melt fully after stirring.

Now weigh out the safflower and evening primrose oils and agave syrup and stir into the cream mixture. Follow with the essential oils mixing well, then pour into a 2 oz. glass jar or tin of choice and allow to set up fully before use.

To use simply apply to skin as desired and massage in.

For more homemade skin care recipes visit Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen and be sure to follow my DIY Bath and Body Pinterest Board. You can also keep up with all my new posts and recipes by following Soap Deli News on Blog Lovin’, Tumblr, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


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Mango Coconut Buttercream Homemade Body Frosting Recipe

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Beauty DIY - Mango Coconut Buttercream Homemade Whipped Body Frosting Recipe with Agave and Argan Oil

The name on this homemade body frosting recipe is a mouthful, but don’t let that stop you! I combined a delicious blend of mango, coconut and vanilla buttercream fragrance oils for a unique mouthwatering scent! You can enjoy this fantastic body frosting recipe whipped or as a cream. Plus it’s great not only for dry skin but also on thirsty locks. Simply apply it as a hair mask anywhere from ten minutes to overnight, then shampoo out.

I really love how this homemade whipped body frosting made my skin feel so soft and luxuriously smooth. Plus it doesn’t feel greasy like a lot of whipped body butters. Hopefully  you won’t be able to resist the charm of this whipped body frosting recipe either. Here’s how it’s done.

DIY Whipped Body Frosting Recipe for Skin and Hair with Argan Oil and Agave

Mango Coconut Buttercream Homemade Body Frosting Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

1.5 oz. 76° melt point coconut oil
1 oz. refined shea butter
.25 oz. rosehip seed oil
.5 oz. refined cocoa butter
.25 oz. argan oil
.25 oz. refined and deodorized/clear jojoba oil
.5 oz. Cyclomethicone
.2 oz. light agave syrup
.25 oz. white cosmetic beeswax
.05 oz. vanilla buttercream fragrance oil
.15 oz. mango coconut fragrance oil

Directions:

You’ll want to use a digital scale for this recipe to weigh out all of your ingredients.

Start by combining the coconut oil, shea butter and cocoa butter in a double boiler or equivalent. (Here’s a trick you can use if you don’t have one.) Once all the ingredients have melted remove from heat and mix in the remaining ingredients. (If you live in a particularly hot area or it’s the middle of summer you can sub the 76° melt point coconut oil with traditional 92° melt point coconut oil like you find the grocery store to give this a little more solidity as well as to add more coconut-y scent.)

Allow to solidify to a thick lotion/light cream like state then whip with a hand blender until fluffy. Or simply spoon into jars. Keep in mind this does take time to thicken back up. You can speed up the process by putting it in the fridge but this may cause some of the beeswax to separate a bit. On the counter it should reach its final consistency in a day or two.

Now spoon into a 6-8 oz. container of your choice and enjoy!

Interested in other great homemade bath and body recipes that include agave as an ingredient? Try my Agave & Dead Sea Mud Detoxifying Face Mask Recipe, Argan & Agave Shine Spray Recipe and my Pink Grapefruit & Poppyseed Sugar Scrub Recipe. You might also like my Ginger & Lime Shampoo Bar Recipe with Silk that has many of the same ingredients including argan oil as well as my recipe for a homemade natural Chocolate Rose Body Cream.

For more great DIY beauty recipes be sure to follow my DIY Bath & Body Pinterest Board. You can also find me on Tumblr, Blog Lovin’, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.


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