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

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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

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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.

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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

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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 kernel, or argan oil)
.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  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.

Easy Homemade Bath Oil Recipe for the Holidays

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Try this homemade Christmas gift idea for making this easy bath oil recipe and ornament gift tags!

If you’re looking for homemade Christmas gifts that anyone can make then you’ll definitely want to consider this easy homemade bath oil recipe! With as few as two ingredients you’ll have a homemade Christmas gift that anyone who covets baths is sure to appreciate.

This two ingredient easy homemade bath oil recipe makes a great homemade Christmas gift idea! Plus learn how to make DIY Christmas ornament gift tags!

Easy Homemade Bath Oil Recipe

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Ingredients:

1 oz. carrier oil
12 drops essential oil

Instructions:

I used an upcycled bourbon bottle for my easy homemade bath oil recipe however you can use any container of your liking. Simply increase the bath oil recipe to fit the container(s) you choose.

For every ounce of oil you use (by weight) add 12 drops of your favorite essential oil. Just be sure to use an essential oil, such a lavender essential oil, that’s not known to cause skin irritation.

Here are a few carrier oils I’m in love with and recommend using:

Sweet almond oil softens, soothes, and reconditions skin.

Apricot kernel oil is similar to sweet almond oil but is suitable for sensitive and prematurely aged skin.

Argan oil is a luxurious oil rich in natural vitamin E and phenols, carotenes, squalene, and fatty acids. It absorbs quickly and is often used in skin, nail, and hair treatments to deliver deep hydration, strengthen brittle hair and nails, and prevent/reduce stretch marks.

Grapeseed oil is a great all around carrier oil that absorbs easily and doesn’t leave a greasy feeling. It’s especially suitable for those with skin sensitivities because of its natural non-allergenic properties.

Jojoba oil has a long shelf life and possesses absorption properties that are similar to our skins own sebum.

Pomegranate seed oil is a luxurious and deeply penetrating oil from the cold pressed organic seeds of pomegranate fruit. It’s deeply nourishing to skin and provides powerful anti-oxidant benefits for numerous skin ailments. This naturally anti-aging oil helps to nourish and develop healthy skin cell regeneration.

Safflower oil is a highly moisturizing oil with an exceptionally high amount of linoleic acid. It is deeply soothing and one of the first choices for skin care recipes requiring moisturizing benefits.

Make it last.

If you want to extend the shelf life of your bath oils you can also add a small amount of vitamin E oil and/or rosemary extract.

Make your homemade gift tags.

To create the homemade gift tags, which can later be used as homemade Christmas ornaments, you’ll need to the printable template, a sheet of Frosted Rough & Ready Shrinky Dinks Shrinkable Plastic, scissors, a hole punch, an oven, a cookie sheet, a kraft paper bag or parchment paper, permanent markers or paint pens and embroidery thread.

DIY Shrinky Dink Christmas Gift Tags

Begin by placing the sheet of shrinky dink plastic rough side up over top of the template. Using markers or a paint pen trace over the template for as many tags as you’d like or that will fit on the plastic. Color them in then use scissors to cut out the shapes. Use the hole punch to punch a hole in the top of the shapes.

Now place the plastic colored side up on a cookie sheet covered with brown kraft paper or parchment paper. Bake in a preheated 350°F oven for 3 1/2 – 5 minutes just until the shapes have shrunk fully. (I don’t recommend using paint pens unless you’re in a well ventilated area as it will smell terrible and make a bit of smoke. The result is beautiful but I did learn the hard way.)

DIY Christmas Gift Tags

Now remove the cookie sheet from the oven then gently remove the shrunk plastic gift tags from the cookie sheet once cool. String embroidery thread through the holes of each tag then wrap them around the bottles of homemade bath oil you’re gifting.

For more homemade Christmas gift ideas as well as DIY bath and beauty recipes, follow me on Pinterest. You can also find me on facebook, twitter, tumblr, Blog Lovin’, and instagram!

Aromatherapy Recipes for Beginners and Other Free Bath & Beauty Recipe eBooks

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Aromatherapy Recipes for Beginners and Other Free Bath and Beauty Related Ebooks from Amazon

Get the kindle ebook, Easy Aromatherapy Recipes For Beginners: An Everyday Guide to Using Simple, Organic and Affordable Essential Oils at Home, free today from Amazon.

This book contains a history of aromatherapy and how essential oils are made along with information on how to use, dilute, buy, blend and store your essential oils.

In addition there is an overview on the uses of some of the more popular and readily available essential oils along with a collection of aromatherapy and essential oil blend recipes for healthy living and relaxation. Plus recipes for your home for things like candles, room sprays, and a natural microwave cleaner!

There is also a collection of homemade bath and beauty recipes for facial cleansers, creams, lotions, scrubs, hair care and bath blends.

You can download this ebook from Amazon here. If you don’t own a kindle you can simply download Amazon’s free kindle reading app here. It works on most smart phones, computers and tablets.

Other free kindle ebooks available today include: DIY Bath Salts for Hobby and Gifts!: The Step-By-Step Playbook for Making Bath Salts For Gifts And Hobby, Homemade Body Butter Recipes: The Ultimate Natural Skin Beauty Recipes, Body Butter: DIY Body Butter Guide and Awesome Body Butter Recipes, Bath Bombs :The Ultimate Guide – Over 30 Homemade & Refreshing Bath Recipes, Herbs for Beauty & Perfumery, Body Creams :The Ultimate Guide – Over 30 Hydrating & Refreshing Skin Treatments, and Easy Homemade Facial Masks Recipes: How To Make Your Own Skin Care Products.

Amazon’s free kindle ebook offers come and go quickly. However, if you miss these don’t be discouraged. You can browse Amazon’s kindle best sellers for more bath and beauty titles listed by the top 100 paid best sellers and the top 100 free best sellers.