Natural Soothing Foot Soak Recipe

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Give this all natural soothing foot soak recipe a try to soothe achy, tired feet after a long, hot summer day!

Give this all natural soothing foot soak recipe a try to soothe achy, tired feet after a long, hot summer day! Made using intensely moisturizing walnut oil, soothing Epsom salt, and cooling essential oils this soothing foot soak recipe is your answer to overworked and tired feet! Simply add to warm water and soak, then follow with a loofah or pumice stone and your favorite natural foot cream or moisturizer.

Give this all natural soothing foot soak recipe a try to soothe achy, tired feet after a long, hot summer day!

Natural Soothing Foot Soak Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

3.75 oz. Epsom salt
.25 oz. walnut oil (or other carrier oil)
20 drops (about 1 ml) peppermint essential oil
20 drops (about 1 ml) eucalyptus essential oil

Why Epsom salt?

Epsom salt is primarily made up of magnesium and sulfates and is prized for for its therapeutic benefits to sooth, relax, and relieve sore muscles. Unlike other salts, Epsom salt won’t leave skin feeling dry. Instead, it leaves skin with a soft and silky texture.

Why walnut oil?

Walnut oil is naturally high in antioxidants which are known to fight free radicals and in turn help to fight the effects of cell damage and aging. It also is comprised of essential Omega 3 & Omega 6 fatty acids and Vitamins B, C and E. In addition walnut oil is highly moisturizing and possesses natural anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties.

Instructions:

To create this natural soothing foot soak recipe, you’ll begin by using a digital scale to weigh out the Epsom salt into a glass bowl or medium to large glass Pyrex measuring cup.

Next, weigh out the walnut oil (or your choice of carrier oil) into a separate container. Using a dropper or a graduated transfer pipette (with ml markings), add 20 drops (or 1ml) each of both the peppermint and eucalyptus essential oils. Mix to combine then drizzle onto the Epsom salt.

Using a fork whisk the oil into the Epsom salt until it’s fully incorporated.

Using a small spoon or funnel, fill a 4 oz. clear glass French square bottle with a cork stopper (mine came from SKS Bottle & Packaging) with your soothing foot soak. Label as desired. (I think this product looks particularly smart in a homemade gift basket if your considering homemade gift ideas.)

To use combine 1/2 cup of this soothing foot soak in a large bowl or pot – your feet need to be able to fit inside of it! – of warm water. Soak for 10-20 minutes as desired. While soaking, massage some of the salts over your feet to help to exfoliate and cleanse. Once done, rinse feet and pat dry. Then follow with your favorite foot cream or moisturizer. (Pssst. My after sun skin care recipe for my DIY Lavender Sun + Skin Soother also makes a great foot cream!)

You can discover more of my natural skin care recipes by visiting Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen as well as by following my boards on Pinterest.

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Natural Carrot and Rosehip Oil Clay Mask Recipe

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

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

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

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

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

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

Carrot and Rosehip Oil Clay Mask Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

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

 Directions:

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

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

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

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

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

Pour into a 2 oz. glass salve jar.

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

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

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

For more homemade clay mask recipes, 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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Blue-Green Algae Body Scrub Recipe with Coconut Oil

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This natural blue-green algae body scrub recipe with coconut oil contains blue-green algae rich in vitamins & minerals, lipids, active enzymes, and amino & nucleic and fatty acids and combines it with the moisturizing power of coconut oil also prized for its high vitamin E content and essential fatty acids.

This natural blue-green algae body scrub recipe with coconut oil contains blue-green algae and coconut oil, ingredients both prized for their antioxidant properties. Blue-green algae, or spirulina powder, is naturally rich in vitamins & minerals, lipids, active enzymes, amino, nucleic, and fatty acids. While coconut oil is prized for its high vitamin E content, essential fatty acids and moisturizing properties.

I used walnut hull powder as the exfoliant for this blue-green algae body scrub recipe which is rich in vitamin C and zinc. Black walnut hull powder also contains essential fatty acids which are believed to benefit dry skin and increase stimulation. However, you are not limited to using walnut hull powder as your exfoliant. You can also substitute sugar, sea salt or apricot kernel meal in this blue-green algae body scrub recipe for the walnut powder.

In addition to coconut oil, I also used one of my favorite dry oils in this body scrub recipe – hemp seed oil. Hemp seed oil is rich in essential omega fatty acids and proteins which really help make this scrub leave skin feeling truly remarkable without feeling greasy or oily.

This natural blue-green algae body scrub recipe with coconut oil contains blue-green algae rich in vitamins & minerals, lipids, active enzymes, and amino & nucleic and fatty acids and combines it with the moisturizing power of coconut oil also prized for its high vitamin E content and essential fatty acids.

Blue-Green Algae Body Scrub Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

2.5 oz. refined coconut oil
1.5 oz. hemp seed oil
.25 oz. xanthan gum powder
1.5 oz. walnut hull powder
.2 oz. spirulina powder
2 ml + 8 drops essential oil of choice, optional

Instructions:

I use xanthan gum powder (available in most grocery stores) in this blue-green algae body scrub recipe to help thicken up the scrub so it’s not overly thin due to the addition of the hemp seed oil. You can substitute the xanthan gum with arrowroot powder or another gum powder if you like. Alternately, you could omit the xanthan gum powder all together and instead add about .15 oz. of cocoa butter or .25 oz. shea butter to this blue-green algae body scrub recipe to achieve a stiffer consistency. (However, you may have to play with substitutions a bit though based on the product you’re using and your climate to get the desired consistency. Also keep in mind ingredient changes like swapping the gum powder for butters may cause the scrub to take an extra day or so to fully thicken.)

To make this homemade body scrub recipe you’ll begin by using a digital scale to weigh out the coconut oil. Place in a glass Pyrex measuring cup (or you can use a double boiler) and heat in the microwave until melted.

Weigh out the hemp seed oil and the xanthan gum powder and stir into the melted coconut oil. Heat at reduced power, mixing occasionally for several minutes. Don’t let the mixture boil.

Remove from heat. Then weigh out the walnut hull powder and spirulina powder and stir into the oil and xantham gum mixture.

Using a graduated transfer pipette measure out your essential oil and stir into the blue-green algae body scrub. (Using an essential oil is optional, however, the spirulina powder will make this body scrub smell very sea-like it you don’t add an essential oil to mask the natural scent of the blue-green algae. Alternately you can use your favorite ocean scented fragrance oil.)

Allow the blue-green algae body scrub to set up – you can speed this up by placing the body scrub in the fridge – then remix the scrub to reincorporate any ingredients that may have settled during the time the scrub was solidifying. Spoon the final product into a 6 oz. glass jar of your choice.

To use simply apply in a circular motion to wet skin as desired then rinse clean and pat dry!

If you liked this blue-green algae body scrub recipe then you may also like my two-ingredient easy coconut oil body scrub recipe and my baking soda and coconut oil face scrub recipe.

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

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Two-Ingredient Easy Coconut Oil Body Scrub Recipe

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This two-ingredient easy coconut oil body scrub recipe is made without salt or sugar! It's perfect for exfoliating and moisturizing dry skin!

This two-ingredient easy coconut oil body scrub recipe is made without salt or sugar and is perfect for exfoliating and moisturizing dry skin. Plus it can be scented with your favorite fragrance by adding your choice of essential oil or essential oil blend. I like this natural coconut oil body scrub recipe for sloughing off the last of dry, winter skin to get it ready for spring!

This natural coconut oil body scrub recipe is great for sloughing off the last of dry, winter skin and getting it ready for spring!

Natural Coconut Oil Body Scrub Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

3.5 oz. refined coconut oil
.5 oz. walnut hull powder (or apricot kernel meal)
36 drops essential oil of choice, optional

Instructions:

I used refined coconut oil for this coconut oil body scrub recipe which has no scent. However, if you’d like a coconut scent you can use unrefined/virgin coconut oil instead. Both have a melt point of about 76°F so if you’re home is warm you’ll want to store this in the fridge in between uses.

To make this coconut oil body scrub recipe you’ll need to begin by weighing out the coconut oil using a digital scale. Place into a microwave safe bowl and heat 10-20 seconds to just barely soften the coconut oil from it’s solidified state. You don’t want it to melt, however, so don’t overheat it!

Now weigh out the walnut hull powder and combine with the coconut oil. Use a fork to mash the walnut hull powder and coconut oil until the walnut hull powder is fully incorporated into the coconut oil.

Using a transfer pipette or dropper, add your choice of essential oil if desired and mix again.

This two-ingredient easy coconut oil body scrub recipe is made without salt or sugar and is perfect for exfoliating and moisturizing dry skin.

Use a spatula to spoon your finished coconut oil body scrub into a 4 oz. glass jar. I used a 4 oz. Ball jelly jar but you can also use a glass salve jar.

To use simply slather onto wet skin in the shower then rinse off with warm water and pat dry.

If you liked this coconut oil body scrub recipe then you may also like my baking soda & coconut oil face scrub recipe.

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

Keep track of all my new beauty recipes and other DIY creations by following Soap Deli News blog via Blog Lovin’ and Tumblr. You can also find me onFacebook, Twitter, G+ and Instagram.


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Baking Soda and Coconut Oil Face Scrub Recipe

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Make this easy homemade baking soda and coconut oil face scrub recipe to help shrink pores and conquer blackheads!

Make this easy homemade baking soda and coconut oil face scrub recipe to help shrink pores and conquer blackheads while cleansing your face at the same time.

Baking soda has long been used as a home remedy to help tackle tough acne and pimples. This baking soda and coconut oil face scrub recipe takes that notion and adds naturally cleansing oils to help clean your skin and exfoliate it at the same time.

Keep in mind, though, that there are mixed reviews on using baking soda as a home remedy for acne. I’ve read a lot of both negative and positive information on using baking soda in a scrub or mask as an anti-acne treatment. Some find that baking soda works wonders on their acne. However, there are others who are super sensitive to baking soda. And if this is you, and baking soda causes uncomfortable redness or burning, then ditch the baking soda and opt for trying this coconut oil face scrub recipe using fine sugar or apricot kernel meal in lieu of the baking soda.

Following are a few baking soda and coconut oil face scrub recipes you can try based on your skin type. But feel free to experiment with your ingredients to find the best match for your skin type!

Baking Soda & Coconut Oil Face Scrub Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients for Normal Skin Types:

.2 oz. castor oil (or hazelnut oil)
.7 oz. sunflower oil
.2 oz. refined coconut oil
4.2 oz. baking soda

Ingredients for Dry & Mature Skin:

.1 oz. castor oil (or hazelnut oil)
.8 oz. safflower oil (or rosehip seed oil, apricot kernelargan oil or similar)
.2 oz. refined coconut oil
4.2 oz. baking soda

Ingredients for Oily Skin:

.4 oz. castor oil (or hazelnut oil)
.5 oz. jojoba oil
.2 oz. refined coconut oil
4.2 oz. baking soda

For Extra Acne Fighting Power also add:

1 ml neem oil
8 drops lavender essential oil
4 drops tea tree oil

Instructions:

Using a digital scale weigh out the ingredients for this coconut oil face scrub recipe and combine in a glass bowl or measuring cup. Mix with a fork until well combined.

To use simply apply in a circular motion on your damp face, avoiding your eye area, then rinse off. Follow with your favorite facial moisturizer or face oil. Use one to three times a week as needed. However, discontinue use if irritation occurs.

Prefer activated charcoal as your anti-acne go to ingredient? Then be sure to also try my Natural Two-in-One Cleanser and Activated Charcoal Facial Scrub Recipe and my Activated Charcoal Facial Cleanser Recipe.

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

Keep track of all my new beauty recipes and other DIY creations by following Soap Deli News blog via Blog Lovin’ and Tumblr. You can also find me on Facebook, Twitter, G+ and Instagram.


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