Handmade DIY Macaron Melt and Pour Soap Tutorial

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DIY Homemade Melt and Pour Macaron Soap Recipe and Tutorial

I don’t typically make melt and pour soaps as I’ve always had a huge crush on making homemade cold process soaps from the very beginning. I also tend to lack the patience to allow my melt and pour soaps to set up properly before trying to embed or layer them, which of course, ends up in a complete and utter mess. However, I know many of you aren’t ready to jump into making soaps with lye – it took me a while to get over the fear of using lye too! – and love the instantaneous gratification of homemade melt and pour soaps. After all, you don’t have to wait three weeks or more before you can use them. So I thought I’d share a few of my favorite handmade melt and pour soap recipes from around the web including this one from Poppytalk for making DIY Melt and Pour Macaron Soaps!

Homemade Gift Idea - DIY Melt and Pour Macaron Soaps

Not only do these homemade soaps look like the real deal, but you can make them in an afternoon and they’re ready for gifting the same day. I think these sweet looking soaps would be fabulous tucked inside an Easter basket along side a few pretty dyed Easter eggs and other delectable treats. This handmade macaron soap tutorial actually instructs you on how to make your own macaron soap mold from an actual macaron and mold compound. However, you can also find silicone macaron molds pre-made on both Amazon and Etsy. And while the authors of this soapmaking tutorial chose to scent their homemade macaron soaps with a grapefruit fragrance oil, Wholesale Supplies Plus actually has a great Pistachio Macaron Fragrance Oil you could use that’s a blend of sugared pistachio, amaretto and warm, buttery cookies.

For the tutorial and step-by-step photos on how to make handmade melt and pour macaron soaps simply visit the DIY on Poppytalk blog here.

Now that I’ve wet your whistle with possibilities, here are a few other melt and pour soap recipes to try your hand at.

DIY Handmade Melt and Pour Soap Recipes and Homemade Gift Ideas

Clockwise from top left: 1. DIY Sweet Coconut Exfoliating Loofah Soap via Essentially Eclectic / 2. DIY Double Layered Pink Lemonade Melt & Pour Soap via The Idea Room / 3. DIY Sweet Almond Poppy Seed Soap via Gluesticks / 4. DIY Petit Four Melt and Pour Soaps via Soap Queen

For more homemade soap recipes be sure to follow my DIY Bath & Body Board on Pinterest. Also be sure to check out my DIY Homemade Easter Crafts and Treats Pinterest Board for more great gift ideas to tuck into an Easter basket.


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Easy DIY Washi Tape Gift Tin for Homemade Roll On Perfumes, Lip Balms or Guest Soaps

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Easy DIY Washi Tape Decorated Gift Tin for Spring Birthdays or Easter Basket Gifts

Looking for a handmade gift idea for a spring birthday or Easter basket? This easy DIY washi tape decorated gift tin is simple to make and is perfect for holding two homemade roll on perfumes, lip balms or guest soaps! All you need is an empty empty altoid tin and two complimentary spring themed rolls of washi tape.

DIY Washi Tape Craft Project for a Decorative Gift Tin

Run strips of one washi tape design along the top and the sides of the tin. Then with the coordinating tape, wrap a strip along the edge and top of the tin. You can also outline the separation with permanent markers, adding designs if you like, to add a bit more pizazz.

DIY Homemade Gift Ideas - Washi Tape Gift Tin Filled with Homemade Perfumes or Lip Balms

Now fill your tin with your gifts of choice. I found that my homemade roll on perfumes fit perfectly inside this tin. You can find recipes for my DIY Red Velvet Cake Perfume Oil here. Or make my Tempestuous Roll On Cologne for Men from my fragrance recipe here. Don’t feel limited by these two fragrances though. You can use any skin safe fragrance oil you’re a fan of in lieu of the scents mentioned. For spring you may want to try a collection of floral fragrances like lavender, jasmine or lilacs.

Homemade Gift Tins Decorated with Washi Tape

Or you can create a collection of lip balms for your washi tape tin. My homemade lip balm recipes you may want to consider include the following: Tri-color Tinted Lip Balm Recipe, Coffee Lip Butter Recipe, Natural Cold Sore Therapy Lip Balm, Natural Lavender Mint Lip Balm, Red Tinted Lip Balm Recipe, Chocolate Mint Lip Balm Recipe, Mango Shimmer Tinted Lip Balm Recipe, Organic Red Lip Stain Recipe, Natural Naked Lip Gloss Recipe, Birthday Cake Lip Balm Recipe, and an Easy Natural Lip Butter Recipe. Use lip balm tubes or lip balm pots based on your recipient’s preference.

Alternately, you could put guest size homemade soaps inside the tin for gifting. Click here for a collection of my handmade soap recipes.

For more fragrance and beauty recipes and homemade gift ideas, visit Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen and be sure to also follow my DIY Bath & Body Board on Pinterest.


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DIY Lemongrass & Sage Bath Bomb Recipe

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DIY Homemade Lemongrass and Sage Bath Bomb Recipe

With this year’s polar vortex dipping South I’m pretty much over winter at this point. So I thought that instead of sharing another winter DIY,  I’d instead share a spring inspired DIY bath project to remind us of what’s ahead. And hopefully it won’t take too terribly long because these 1°F temps are definitely not something we are used to here in Southwestern Virginia! While it’s finally warming up a bit, we are expecting some freezing rain in the morning. I’m going to pretend the weatherman was pulling a prank, however, and instead give you a rather fresh and green homemade bath bomb recipe to add some fun to your bath. Besides, isn’t a bath the perfect way to warm up on a cold winter day?

Homemade Fresh Spring DIY Lemongrass and Sage Bath Bomb RecipeDIY Lemongrass & Sage Bath Bombs

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

2.25 oz. citric acid
4.5 oz. baking soda
1 oz. argan oil
.5 oz. kaolin clay (also called white cosmetic clay)
2.25 ml Lemongrass Sage fragrance oil
pinch of chromium green oxide powder

Supplies:

digital kitchen scale
Leaf Wax Tart Mold
glass bowl or large glass measuring cup
graduated plastic transfer pipette
fork

Instructions:

Weigh out all of the dry ingredients – the baking soda, citric acid, clay and pigment – using a digital kitchen scale and combine in a glass bowl. Mix ingredients thoroughly with a fork.

Weigh out the argan oil – chosen for it’s intense moisturizing benefits! – and drizzle over the dry ingredients. Then measure out the fragrance oil using a plastic transfer pipette and add to the dry ingredients as well.

Use the fork to thoroughly combine all ingredients together and mix until all dry ingredients have been fully incorporated with the oil and fragrance.

How to Make Homemade Bath Bombs – DIY Lemongrass and Sage Bath Bomb Recipe in a Leaf Mold for SpringNow firmly press the bath bomb ingredients into each cavity of the leaf mold. Press firmly to ensure they are packed as much as possible into each cavity of the mold. Then allow to dry overnight.

The next day you can gently press each bath bomb from the mold’s cavities. Then package and store in a cool, dry location until use.

These were a lot easier to make than I had thought they would be as I’ve heard horror stories of bath bombs fizzing up in the process of making them. I experienced no fizzing and did not see any need to spritz with witch hazel.

This recipe will yield approximately nine, 1 oz. “leafy” green bath bombs perfect for spring wedding favors or as homemade gifts for Easter baskets. To use simply drop 2-3 bath bombs into warm bath water and enjoy!

For more fun DIY bath and beauty recipes, be sure to follow my DIY Bath & Body board on Pinterest. You can also keep up with all of my new concoctions by following Soap Deli News blog on Blog Lovin’, facebook, twitter and instagram!


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Easter Morning DIY

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DIY Ideas for Easter Morning
Start off your Easter morning with delicious (1.) Jam Filled Biscuits (via One Sheepish Girl) using eco-friendly cloth napkins wrapped in (2.) DIY Jelly Bean Napkin Rings (via Delish.) Create a beautiful centerpiece for the dinner table with (3.) Printable DIY Paper Bows (via elli) – the kids can pick the tulips that are just starting to bloom – then keep the kids busy crafting (4.) DIY Egg Carton Chicks (via Parenting) using those empty egg cartons left over from last night’s Easter egg decorating session.
DIY Ideas for Easter Morning

Dress up to go out with a beautiful (1.) Fit and Flare Coral Organza Dress (via Taylor Dresses) and matching (2.) DIY Blooming Easter Basket (via Growing Home.) Don’t forget the (3.) Handmade Easter Dresses for the Girls (via Sweet Chics Couture.) I love the idea of gifting Grandma these (4.) DIY Easter Floral Eggs (via The Fashion Writress) when the family gets together! Still trying to figure out what to put inside those Easter baskets? Then check out these ten fun DIY Easter Basket Fillers perfect for kids.

Does your family have any ongoing Easter traditions?


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