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Learn how to make beautiful DIY bath and body Valentine’s gifts with custom labels from StickerYou!
Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. And, if you’re like me, you can always use a little help with your homemade gifts. While I make and gift a lot of bath and body gifts, labeling those gifts can sometimes be a challenge. After all, products we store and use in the bathroom are subject to coming into contact with water and high humidity which can leave labels a smeared mess. StickerYou solved that problem for me without having to spend a lot of money and without investing a lot of time designing my labels.
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I love the ease of StickerYou’s pre-designed templates for creating custom labels. (There’s even a label template for lip balm tubes – a product I have always struggled with creating labels for.) Or you can enter custom dimensions for your own container choice.
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Ready to make some awesome DIY bath and body Valentine’s gifts? Keep reading for three easy bath and body recipes that you can gift this Valentine’s Day!
Rose Bath Salts Recipe
9 oz. Epsom salt
3.3 oz. pink Himalayan salt
.15 oz. safflower oil
.25 oz. organic dried rose petals
.35 oz. rose fragrance oil, optional
If you prefer to keep this rose bath salts recipe natural, you can substitute the fragrance oil with .05 oz. (3% dilution) rose damascena absolute or .1 oz. essential oil of your choice! In addition, if you’d like to keep the oils from floating on the surface of the bath water when used, you can also add .05% Polysorbate 80 to this recipe.
To create these rose bath salts, simply using a digital scale to weigh out all the ingredients. Mix your dry ingredients together first. Then weigh out the safflower oil and fragrance oil into a separate container (along with the Polysorbate 80 if desired) then combine the two. Mix until all of the ingredients are evenly distributed then spoon evenly into three 4 oz. spice jars. (You may need to tap the jars down to fit all of the bath salts into your containers.)
Apply your own custom labels from StickerYou for that finishing touch and your rose bath salts are ready for gifting! These also make lovely Mother’s Day gifts and wedding favors!
Melt & Pour Rose Soap Recipe
29.5 oz. white natural melt and pour soap base
.9 oz. rose fragrance oil
rose kaolin clay, to suit
To keep this melt and pour rose soap recipe natural, you can substitute the rose fragrance oil with .15 oz. of (3% dilution) rose damascena absolute or .3 oz. of an essential oil of your choice.
Weigh out the soap base and cut into chunks. Heat in a double boiler or in the microwave in 30 second increments until melted.
Add either a red liquid soap colorant or a small amount of rose kaolin clay until you achieve the shade of pink you’d like for your soap. Mix well.
Pour the soap into all six cavities of the Crafter’s Choice basic round silicone soap mold.
Spritz the top of the soaps with isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol to remove any air bubbles and allow to harden completely.
Unmold, then wrap in foodservice film and label.
Embedded Heart Soap Recipe
21.9 oz. clear natural melt and pour soap base
8.4 oz. white natural melt and pour soap base
.9 oz. rose fragrance oil
Crafter’s Choice crimson sparkle color bar, to suit
You’ll begin by making your heart embeds for this soap for which you’ll need a Wilton 6-cavity heart silicone mold.
Weigh out the clear melt and pour soap base. Cut into chunks then melt in a double boiler or in the microwave in 30 second increments. Cut off a chunk of the crimson sparkle color bar and stir into the melted base until it’s melted completely. Continue until you reach desired color. Alternately, you can also use a liquid red soap colorant.
Weigh out . 65 oz. of fragrance oil (or . 2 oz. of essential oil) and stir into the melted soap.
Pour the melted soap into all six cavities of your heart mold. Spritz the top of the soaps with isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol to remove any air bubbles and allow to harden completely.
Once the heart soaps have hardened, carefully remove them from the mold.
Place a heart with the smooth side (top) down into each of the six cavities of the Crafter’s Choice basic round silicone soap mold and press firmly against the bottom of the mold.
Now weigh out 8.4 oz. of the white melt and pour soap base. Cut into chunks then melt in a double boiler or in the microwave in 30 second increments just until fully melted.
Weigh out .25 oz. of fragrance oil (or .05 oz. essential oil) and stir into the melted white soap base.
Now carefully pour the white soap base around the heart embeds in each of the mold cavities. Spritz the top of the soaps with isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol to remove any air bubbles and allow to harden completely.
Once your soaps have set up, carefully remove them from the mold and wrap and label as desired.
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