Palmarosa Lime Natural Body Balm Recipe for Dry Chapped Skin

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This palmarosa lime natural body balm recipe helps to protect, soothe and replenish dry chapped skin with natural ingredients like oat butter, hemp seed oil and lanolin.

This palmarosa lime natural body balm recipe helps to protect, soothe and replenish dry chapped skin with natural ingredients like oat butter, hemp seed oil and lanolin.

Palmarosa essential oil’s antiseptic, antiviral and antibacterial properties combined with neem oil’s natural antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal properties make this soothing balm especially nice for cracked hands or feet. It also works well to help soothe skin suffering from a shingles outbreak. (I unfortunately suffered from a shingles outbreak late last year so I say this from experience.)

Oat butter and hemp seed oil soothe dry skin while lanolin helps to lock in moisture and add a layer of protection from the elements.

This palmarosa lime natural body balm recipe helps to protect, soothe and replenish dry chapped skin with natural ingredients like oat butter, hemp seed oil and lanolin.

I also used arrowroot powder in my natural body balm recipe so it wouldn’t feel greasy and would absorb more quickly.

If you don’t mind using silicones in your products, cyclomethicone will also cut down on that greasy feeling you get with natural body butters as well as help to give it a smooth, silky feeling when applied to skin. As cyclomethicone is a synthetic lab developed product, you would need to omit this ingredient from the recipe to keep it all natural. Otherwise, with the cyclomethicone, your final product will be 97% natural.

This palmarosa lime natural body balm recipe helps to protect, soothe and replenish dry chapped skin with natural ingredients like oat butter, hemp seed oil and lanolin.

Palmarosa Lime Natural Body Balm Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

5.25 oz. oat butter
1 oz. hemp seed oil
.5 oz. emulsifying wax
.5 oz. candelilla wax
.5 oz. neem oil
.5 oz. lanolin
.25 oz. cyclomethicone (optional, omit for a completely natural product)
.15 oz. arrowroot powder
.15 oz. lime peel essential oil
.05 oz. palmarosa essential oil

Instructions:

You will need to use a digital scale to weigh out all of the ingredients for my natural body balm recipe.

Begin by weighing out the waxes and oat butter. Combine in a double boiler and heat until melted. Then weigh out the lanolin and stir into the melted mixture.

Remove from heat and weigh out the hemp seed oil – or substitute with rosehip seed oil or jojoba oil – the neem oil and the cyclomethicone, if using.  (The cyclomethicone should be added at below 125°F.) Stir into the melted body balm.

Weigh out the arrowroot powder and stir it into the body balm as well. Combine thoroughly.

Finally weigh out the essential oils and mix them into your body balm.

Pour the liquid body balm into your containers of choice. My natural body balm recipe will make enough body balm to fill a 10 oz. container. (I used an 8 oz. low profile jar and a 2 oz. jar for mine. Alternately you could fill five 2 oz. jars.)

This palmarosa lime natural body balm recipe helps to protect, soothe and replenish dry chapped skin with natural ingredients like oat butter, hemp seed oil and lanolin.

Allow your body balm to cool and solidify completely then screw on your lids.

To use simply apply liberally as needed to affected areas as desired.

This palmarosa lime natural body balm recipe helps to protect, soothe and replenish dry chapped skin with natural ingredients like oat butter, hemp seed oil and lanolin.

If you are making this natural body balm recipe for yourself or to gift a simple way to create labels is to apply washi tape around your container. Then create a text label in a Word program or Photoshop with a simple rectangle border around it, cut it out, and apply it over the washi tape! One of my favorite places to shop for washi tape is Cute Tape.

If you are making this natural body balm recipe to sell, be sure to label your containers appropriately to meet state and federal laws. If you’re unsure about the rules and regulations regarding labeling cosmetics, I highly recommend the book, Soap and Cosmetic Labeling: How to Follow the Rules and Regs Explained in Plain English, by Marie Gale.

Prefer to buy a similar product instead? You may like Archipelago Botanicals’ Milk Oat Body Butter. Archipelago’s Oat Milk Body Butter blends dried milk solids, oat proteins and other highly moisturizing and nourishing ingredients such as cocoa and shea butter to create a non-greasy, extremely hydrating, natural skin care formulation. It’s paraben free and suitable for all over use, but is highly recommended for use on patches of rough, dry skin. You can buy it here.

Wild Earth Apothecary's Handmade Chamomile Oat Body Butter! This hydrating body butter is crafted by first infusing sweet almond oil with organic oats and organic dried chamomile flowers. The infused oil is then blended with shea butter until it's light and creamy.

Alternately, you may also be interested in Wild Earth Apothecary’s Handmade Chamomile Oat Body Butter. This hydrating body butter is crafted by first infusing sweet almond oil with organic oats and organic dried chamomile flowers. The infused oil is then blended with shea butter until it’s light and creamy. You can discover this product in Wild Earth Apothecary’s Etsy shop here.

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Homemade Chocolate Orange Body Butter Recipe

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This homemade chocolate orange body butter recipe is made with real cocoa powder as well as skin nourishing shea and cocoa butters. Not only does it smells great but it's also non-greasy! Pair it with my matching chocolate orange body scrub recipe for a fantastic homemade gift set perfect for bath and body lovers!

 

This homemade chocolate orange body butter recipe is made with real cocoa powder as well as skin nourishing shea and cocoa butters. Not only does this luxurious homemade chocolate orange body butter recipe smell great, but it’s non-greasy and helps to protect your skin from the elements and repeated hand washings!

Looking for a fantastic homemade gift idea? Try out this homemade chocolate orange body butter recipe and matching chocolate orange sugar scrub recipe for a decadent homemade Christmas gift set!

Pair this homemade chocolate orange body butter recipe with my matching chocolate orange sugar scrub recipe for a fantastic homemade gift set perfect for bath and body lovers this holiday season! (I’ll even tell you how to create your own orange slice border labels!)

This homemade chocolate orange body butter recipe is made with real cocoa powder as well as skin nourishing shea and cocoa butters. Not only does it smells great but it's also non-greasy! Pair it with my matching chocolate orange body scrub recipe for a fantastic homemade gift set perfect for bath and body lovers!

Homemade Chocolate Orange Body Butter Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

5 oz. shea butter
.75 oz. cocoa butter
.5 oz. emulsifying wax
.5 oz. hemp seed oil
.25 oz. lanolin
.25 oz. white kaolin (cosmetic) clay
.25 oz. unsweetened baking cocoa powder
4.5 mL cocoa absolute
.15 oz. Orange Peel Cybilla fragrance oil
1 mL rosemary extract (antioxidant)

Instructions:

Begin by using a digital scale to weigh out the shea butter, cocoa butter and emulsifying wax. Heat in a double boiler or in the microwave at 50% power until melted in a large glass Pyrex measuring cup. Remove from heat.

Weigh out the lanolin then stir into the the butters wax until it melts completely.

Next, weigh out both the clay and cocoa powder, and whisk into the melted body butter ingredients until they are evenly distributed and there are no more clumps.

Now weigh out the hemp seed oil and stir into the body butter mixture. (If you prefer not to use hemp seed oil – I love this oil as it’s a super nourishing dry oil – you can substitute your own favorite carrier oil that’s liquid at room temperature.)

Follow with the orange peel fragrance oil, weighing out the amount needed then mixing it into the body butter as well. (If you prefer an all natural chocolate orange body butter recipe you can substitute the orange peel fragrance oil with .1 oz. of sweet orange essential oil.)

Finally, using a graduated transfer pipette, measure out the cocoa absolute and the rosemary extract and thoroughly mix into the body butter.

Now place the body butter in the refrigerator until it reaches an even goopey consistency throughout. Mix the body butter again – the cocoa and cocoa absolute will have separated and sunk towards the bottom – then pour into your containers.

This homemade chocolate orange body butter recipe will fill two 4 oz. containers. (Each container will have about 3.8 oz. by weight of product.) I used the eco-friendly 4 oz. paperboard jars from SKS Bottle & Packaging for these body butters.

Allow your body butter to fully solidify – this can take 24-48 hours depending on the temperature in your home, then place the lid on each body butter and label as desired for gifting or personal use.

This homemade chocolate orange body butter recipe is made with real cocoa powder as well as skin nourishing shea and cocoa butters. Not only does it smells great but it's also non-greasy! Pair it with my matching chocolate orange body scrub recipe for a fantastic homemade gift set perfect for bath and body lovers!

You can make simple labels for the lids using free online clipart. I found this orange border clipart at Mein Lila Park blog here.

How to make labels for your homemade body butter!

To make the labels I downloaded the free digital orange doodle border png to my computer. I then created a new text document in OpenOffice and formatted the page layout to landscape (Format > Page > Landscape > OK) with default borders. Next I imported the image to the page. (Insert > Picture > From File > Choose file location from your computer) I did not need to scale the image – it works perfectly at the size it is!

I then imported the image again and positioned it to the right of the first one so that the images that overlapped lined up evenly and there were eight orange slices in the row.

Hit enter after the images then repeat for the number of labels that you need.

Now simply print your orange slice border labels onto full size label sheets – I got mine from WorldLabel – then cut them out and wrap them around each lid. That’s it! (For more on how to create your own custom labels, be sure to check out my step by step photo tutorial here.)

(Psst. If you’re looking for clipart you can purchase I am also crushing on this clipart collection of aromatic flowers and fruits and these blank watercolor fruits circle labels.)

This homemade chocolate orange sugar scrub recipe is made with real cocoa powder as well as skin nourishing shea and cocoa butters. Not only does it smells great but but it's also fabulous paired with my matching non-greasy chocolate orange body butter recipe for a fantastic homemade gift set perfect for bath and body lovers!

To make it a sugar scrub:

It’s super easy to now make your own homemade chocolate orange sugar scrub recipe. If you want a matching chocolate orange body butter and chocolate orange sugar scrub, simply fill one 4 oz. container with your body butter created from the chocolate orange body butter recipe once it’s reached the goopey stage. With the remaining body butter, add 8 oz. of white granulated sugar by weight and mix well.

Looking for a fantastic homemade gift idea? Try out this homemade chocolate orange body butter recipe and matching chocolate orange sugar scrub recipe for a decadent homemade Christmas gift set!

Once the chocolate orange sugar scrub has solidified, fluff with a fork to unpack the scrub for ease of use. Then fill the containers of your choice with the sugar scrub – either four 4 oz. containers, two 8 oz. containers or one 16 oz. container.

To make the entire batch of body butter into a scrub, add 16 oz. of white granulated sugar. It’s as easy as that!

This cinnamon sugar homemade non-greasy body butter recipe combines vanilla, warm ginger, cinnamon and cardamom notes with a rich, moisturizing formula that melts into skin on contact and leaves skin feeling luxuriously soft and supple with a non-greasy feel once absorbed. These make wonderful homemade Christmas gifts.

If you like my homemade chocolate orange body butter recipe – and chocolate orange sugar scrub! – then you may also enjoy my cinnamon sugar non-greasy body butter recipe, my vanilla & fig homemade non-greasy body butter recipe, my DIY lemon verbena candle and body butter gift set and my non-greasy lavender body butter recipe. Or even my cranberry chutney solid lotion bar recipe made with cocoa and mango butters and Manuka honey!

I also have homemade sugar scrub recipes for making you own homemade body scrub recipe with neem oil for acne prone skin, pink grapefruit and poppyseed sugar scrub recipe, orange and coconut face scrub recipe, anti-aging natural emulsified sugar scrub recipe, homemade pumpkin sugar scrub recipe, chocolate cake scented creamy sugar scrub recipe, raspberry lemonade sugar scrub recipe, natural creamy lemon poppyseed sugar scrub recipe, homemade peppermint foaming sugar scrub recipe, and a fall spice sugar scrub recipe.

For more of my homemade bath and body recipes as well as favorites from around the web, be sure to check out and follow my DIY Bath and Body board on Pinterest. If you’re looking more homemade Christmas gift ideas, you’ll also enjoy my Christmas gift idea boards on PinterestUnique DIY Christmas Gift Ideas and DIY Stocking Stuffer Sized Christmas Gifts. You can also find and follow me via Blog Lovin’ and TumblrFacebook, Twitter, G+ and Instagram.


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Cinnamon Sugar Homemade Non-Greasy Body Butter Recipe

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This cinnamon sugar homemade non-greasy body butter recipe combines vanilla, warm ginger, cinnamon and cardamom fragrance notes with a rich, moisturizing formula that melts into skin on contact and leaves skin feeling luxuriously soft and supple with a non-greasy feel once absorbed. These make wonderful homemade Christmas gifts.

This cinnamon sugar homemade non-greasy body butter recipe is simply perfect for the holiday season! Made from a combination of three natural butters and pumpkin seed oil, the rich moisturizing formula of this homemade non-greasy body butter recipe creates a product that melts into skin on contact. Once absorbed, this cinnamon sugar scented body butter will leave skin feeling luxuriously soft and supple – not greasy – with a warm cinnamon scent.

These cinnamon sugar homemade non-greasy body butters make wonderful homemade Christmas gifts. Plus I’ve included free printable labels for your body butters to make gifting your homemade creations even easier.

This cinnamon sugar homemade non-greasy body butter recipe makes wonderful homemade Christmas gifts and comes with free printable labels to make gifting easy!

Cinnamon Sugar Homemade Non-Greasy Body Butter Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

5 oz. shea butter
.5 oz. mango butter
.3 oz. cocoa butter
.3 oz. emulsifying wax
.5 oz. pumpkin seed oil
.3 oz. white kaolin (cosmetic) clay
.3 oz. lanolin
.15 oz. cinnamon sugar fragrance oil
1 mL rosemary extract

Instructions:

Using a digital scale, begin by weighing out the shea, mango and cocoa butters and the emulsifying wax. Heat until melted in a double boiler or at 50% power in the microwave. Remove from heat.

Weigh out the lanolin and pumpkin seed oil and stir into the melted butter and wax mixture until the lanolin has dissolved completely. (Lanolin is wonderful for locking in moisture while still allowing skin to breathe! It’s great for anyone who has dry or chapped skin or washes their hands repeatedly throughout the day.)

Weigh out the clay and whisk into the melted body butter ingredients until it’s thoroughly distributed and there are no clumps.

Now weigh out the fragrance oil and stir into the body butter. (This fragrance oil is a blend of vanilla, warm ginger, cinnamon and cardamom! For a more complex fragrance you can also blend this fragrance oil with apple, vanilla and patchouli. Or simply use your own favorite fragrance oil. If you prefer an all natural body butter, you can either omit the fragrance oil entirely or instead use 2 grams by weight of essential oil.)

Finally, using a graduated transfer pipette, measure out the rosemary extract and stir. (Pumpkin seed oil – while super nourishing for skin – tends to have a shorter shelf life than some of the other carrier oils. As rosemary extract is an antioxidant, like vitamin E, it can help to extend the shelf life of the pumpkin seed oil. Alternately you can use vitamin E oil in place of the rosemary extract. Or you can also substitute your favorite “liquid at room temperature” carrier oil for the pumpkin seed oil.)

Yes, you can make this a whipped body butter!

Place the mixture in the fridge in the fridge until it becomes evenly “goopy” looking throughout. If you’d like a whipped body butter, you should whip the body butter at this point. Otherwise, mix again then pour into your containers.

I used the eco-friendly 4 oz. paperboard jars from SKS Bottle & Packaging for my body butter. This cinnamon sugar homemade non-greasy body butter recipe will fill two of the 4 oz. jars with 3.5 oz. of product by weight.

Once the body butter has fully solidified – this may take a full 24 to 48 hours depending on the temperature of your home – you can place the lids onto the jars.

This cinnamon sugar homemade non-greasy body butter recipe combines vanilla, warm ginger, cinnamon and cardamom fragrance notes with a rich, moisturizing formula that melts into skin on contact and leaves skin feeling luxuriously soft and supple with a non-greasy feel once absorbed. These make wonderful homemade Christmas gifts.

If desired, you can print out my cinnamon sugar body butter labels here onto a full sheet label, cut them out, then apply them to the lids of your jars. (WorldLabel has great prices on bulk labels.)

To use, simply scoop out a small amount – a little goes a long way! – and massage into skin. This absorbs rather quickly assuming you don’t use too much product. Once absorbed you’ll have no greasy feeling and, more importantly, you won’t be leaving little grease prints on everything.

However, as the fragrance oil used for this cinnamon sugar homemade non-greasy body butter recipe contains what I can only assume is cinnamon oil, this body butter does warm the skin slightly and therefore should not be used on sensitive areas of the body.

If you like my cinnamon sugar homemade non-greasy body butter recipe, then you may also enjoy my vanilla & fig homemade non-greasy body butter recipe, my DIY lemon verbena candle and body butter gift set and my non-greasy lavender body butter recipe.

For more of my homemade bath and body recipes as well as favorites from around the web, be sure to check out and follow my DIY Bath and Body board on Pinterest. If you’re looking more homemade Christmas gift ideas, you’ll also enjoy my Christmas gift idea boards on PinterestUnique DIY Christmas Gift Ideas and DIY Stocking Stuffer Sized Christmas Gifts. You can also find and follow me via Blog Lovin’ and TumblrFacebook, Twitter, G+ and Instagram.


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Natural Peppermint Foot Cream Recipe

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This natural peppermint foot cream recipe is made with natural shea butter, a proven moisturizer and skin protectant, peppermint essential oil to refresh your feet and anti-fungal tea tree oil to keep your tootsies in tip top shape.

This natural peppermint foot cream recipe is made with natural shea butter, a proven moisturizer and skin protectant, peppermint essential oil to refresh your feet and anti-fungal tea tree oil to keep your tootsies in tip top shape. In addition it also contains cocoa butter, sunflower oil and pomegranate seed oil.

This natural peppermint foot cream recipe is very easy to make yet will yield professional results. Apply at night and cover with socks for extra skin softening power. You can also add a small amount of lanolin to this peppermint foot cream recipe if desired for extra protection for severely dry or cracked feet. Alternately you can also try subbing the peppermint essential oil with a lesser amount of menthol crystals for a truly cooling sensation.

Shea butter is a natural fat that is extracted from the fruit of the Karite Tree found in West Africa. It is a wonderful moisturizer and emollient, and also has anti-inflammatory properties. Apply liberally to the skin to treat scars, eczema, burns, rashes, acne, severely dry skin, chapped lips, stretch marks, and wrinkles.

So what is shea butter?

Shea butter is a natural fat that is extracted from the fruit of the Karite Tree found in West Africa and has been used for centuries in Africa for its moisturizing and healing properties as well as to protect and condition damaged skin. Shea butter is naturally rich in Vitamins A and E, essential fatty acids and other vitamins and minerals, and, in addition to its moisturizing and healing properties, shea butter also offers a low level of UV protection (approximately SPF-6).

Used alone, shea butter makes a great summer moisturizer to use both before and after sun exposure to reduce the possibility of the skin peeling or dryness. You can use shea butter liberally to the skin to treat scars, eczema, burns, rashes, acne, severely dry skin, chapped lips, stretch marks, and wrinkles. Typically, when stored properly shea butter has a shelf life of about two years.

What are the benefits of cocoa butter?

Cocoa butter adds a rich, creamy, and thick consistency to lotions and creams and is typically used to help reduce dryness. Rich in natural antioxidants, cocoa butter also contains high amounts of Vitamin E as well as a number of other vitamins and minerals.

What’s the story with pomegranate seed oil?

Pomegranate seed oil is a deeply penetrating oil derived from the cold pressed organic seeds of pomegranate fruit. It’s been found to be deeply nourishing to the outer epidermal layer of skin and also offers powerful anti-oxidant benefits for numerous skin ailments. In addition pomegranate seed oil contains high levels of anti-oxidants known to fight free radicals and skin aging. It is also a potent source of punicic and ellagic acids. This oil is makes a wonderful addition to skin care recipes but can also be used as a stand-alone product to help nourish and develop healthy skin cell regeneration.

How is sunflower oil beneficial?

Sunflower oil is an easily accessible and affordable carrier oil option. It’s high oleic acids as well as vitamins A, D, and E, lecithin, and unsaturated fatty acids. When used in skin care recipes it is deeply nourishing and and skin conditioning and is highly recommended for recipes designed to treat dry, weathered, aged, and damaged skin.

This natural peppermint foot cream recipe is made with natural shea butter, a proven moisturizer, peppermint essential oil to refresh your feet and anti-fungal tea tree oil to keep your tootsies in tip top shape.

Peppermint Foot Cream Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

1 oz. cocoa butter
4 oz. shea butter
1.5 oz. sunflower oil (or other carrier oil)
.5 oz. pomegranate seed oil
.1 oz. peppermint essential oil
.04 oz. (approximately 1.1 grams) tea tree oil

Instructions:

You’ll need to weigh all of your ingredients for this natural peppermint foot cream recipe so you will need a digital scale. Begin by weighing out both the cocoa butter and shea butter and heat until melted in either a double boiler on the stove or at reduced power in the microwave.

Once the butters have melted, weigh out the remaining ingredients and stir into the melted butters. Mix well to ensure the ingredients are incorporated throughout the peppermint foot cream then pour into a 6 oz. glass or plastic jar. Carefully screw on the lid of your jar then set in the fridge to cool until the peppermint foot cream has completely solidified.

Psst. Want a non-greasy peppermint foot cream? Simply add .05 – .1 oz. arrowroot powder or tapioca starch to this peppermint foot cream recipe!

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

If you like this natural peppermint foot cream recipe, you may also enjoy my natural soothing foot soak recipe. 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. You can find my natural soothing foot soak recipe here.

And with summer almost here, I also recommend my lavender sun and skin soother cream recipe. Made from organic healing oils, shea butter, lavender essential oil and aloe, this decadent cream is perfect for replenishing those stubborn spots of dry skin or for soothing and speeding up the healing process after a sunburn. You can find my after sun skin cream recipe here.

For even more of my natural skin care recipes be sure to visit Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen as well as  my boards on Pinterest. Or keep track of all my new beauty and natural skin care recipes 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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DIY Winter Salve Recipes – 25 Natural Homemade Skin Salve Recipes

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With cold weather creeping in, it’s not uncommon for skin to dry out and even crack. Keep your hands protected and help to heal new damage with these wonderful diy skin salve recipes!
DIY Homemade Winter Salve Recipes for Dry and Damaged Skin - Handmade Skin Care Recipes
Pictured: DIY Dandelion Salve Recipe from Kitchen Witchery | DIY Calendula Salve Recipe from A Delightful Home

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Looking for natural, organic ingredients to create your own handmade salves? Visit Mountain Rose Herbs for organic beeswax, butters, essential oils, and herbs.

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