Aloe Vera Bath Melts Recipe with Epsom Salt for Problem Skin

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If you suffer from dry or problem skin that’s easily irritated by commercial solutions, this aloe vera bath melts recipe is a great natural alternative! Not only are these DIY bath melts quick and easy to make, but they’re also a great homemade gift idea for friends and family.

DIY Aloe Vera Bath Melts for Dry Skin! If you suffer from dry skin that's easily irritated by commercial solutions, this aloe vera bath melts recipe is a great natural alternative! Aloe vera, a versatile plant hailed as a magical skin saver, has a long history of use in skin care products and has the ability to promote healing, soothe and moisturize dry skin, fight dandruff and promote hair growth. #AloeVera #diy #BathMelts #crafts #skincare #naturalskincare #naturalremedies #bath #beauty

Aloe vera, a versatile plant hailed as a magical skin saver, has a long history of use in skin care products. It has the ability to promote healing, soothe and moisturize dry skin, fight dandruff and even promote hair growth.

DIY Aloe Vera Bath Melts for Dry Skin! If you suffer from dry skin that's easily irritated by commercial solutions, this aloe vera bath melts recipe is a great natural alternative! Aloe vera, a versatile plant hailed as a magical skin saver, has a long history of use in skin care products and has the ability to promote healing, soothe and moisturize dry skin, fight dandruff and promote hair growth. #AloeVera #diy #BathMelts #crafts #skincare #naturalskincare #naturalremedies #bath #gift

In Ayurvedic medicine aloe vera is also used to tackle skin issues like eczema and psoriasis. And, because aloe vera also possesses anti-inflammatory, astringent, antibacterial and antiseptic properties, it’s equally great at fighting and preventing acne.

Love the idea of using aloe vera in your skin care products but don’t like baths? You can also use these aloe vera bath melts as solid salt scrub cubes. Simply massage a cube onto damp skin in the shower and enjoy the benefits of the aloe in addition to exfoliation from the salts! Check out my recipe below to get started.

DIY Aloe Vera Bath Melts for Problem Skin! If you suffer from dry skin that's easily irritated by commercial solutions, this aloe vera bath melts recipe is a great natural alternative! Aloe vera, a versatile plant hailed as a magical skin saver, has a long history of use in skin care products and has the ability to promote healing, soothe and moisturize dry skin, fight dandruff and promote hair growth. #AloeVera #diy #BathMelts #crafts #skincare #naturalskincare #naturalremedies #bath #beauty

Aloe Vera Bath Melts Recipe

© Rebecca Dawn Dillon

Ingredients:

4 oz. cocoa butter
2 oz. safflower oil
2 oz. Epsom salt
10.5 oz. fine sea salt
1.25 oz. aloe vera leaf powder
.25 oz. polysorbate 80 (optional)
.15 oz. fragrance oil (of choice, optional)
1 teaspoon majestic green mica (optional)
1/4 teaspoon gold mica (optional)
cornflowers, to suit

Instructions:

I’ve included the option for using colorants in these aloe vera bath melts for those of you who love colored bathwater. It’s a great option if you love bath bombs but bath bombs don’t exactly love you.

For all natural aloe vera bath melts, simply omit the optional ingredients. This recipe yields fourteen bath melts when you use the mold indicated for this project.

Begin by using a digital scale to weigh out the cocoa butter and safflower oil. Combine in a large glass Pyrex measuring cup or glass bowl then heat at 30% power in the microwave until the cocoa butter has melted. (Alternately you can also use a double boiler.)

Remove from heat then weigh out and stir in the safflower oil, polysorbate 80 and fragrance oil. (You can also use an essential oil of your choice at half the amount or omit the fragrance entirely.)

DIY Aloe Vera Bath Melts for Dry Skin! If you suffer from dry skin that's easily irritated by commercial solutions, this aloe vera bath melts recipe is a great natural alternative! Aloe vera, a versatile plant hailed as a magical skin saver, has a long history of use in skin care products and has the ability to promote healing, soothe and moisturize dry skin, fight dandruff and promote hair growth. #AloeVera #diy #BathMelts #crafts #skincare #naturalskincare #naturalremedies #bath #beauty

In a separate container, weigh out the combine the Epsom salt, fine sea salt and aloe vera leaf powder. Then, if desired, use a measuring spoon to measure out and add the mica. Mix well with a fork until all the dry ingredients are thoroughly combined.

Pour the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and mix to combine. Then place the container with your aloe vera bath melts mixture in the refrigerator. Once the mixture starts to thicken and the salt stays suspended when stirred, remove from the refrigerator.

Now place a small amount of cornflowers into fourteen of the fifteen cavities of mini BPA silicone ice cube mold.

Next, pour the bath melts mixture into the mold cavities with the cornflowers. Then place the mold inside your refrigerator until your aloe vera bath melts harden.

Once your bath melts have solidified remove them from the mold and package as desired. To use simply add to warm, running bath water and enjoy!

DIY Aloe Vera Bath Melts for Dry Skin! If you suffer from dry skin that's easily irritated by commercial solutions, this aloe vera bath melts recipe is a great natural alternative! Aloe vera, a versatile plant hailed as a magical skin saver, has a long history of use in skin care products and has the ability to promote healing, soothe and moisturize dry skin, fight dandruff and promote hair growth. #AloeVera #diy #BathMelts #crafts #skincare #naturalskincare #naturalremedies #bath #beauty

I used packaging from SKS Bottle & Packaging. Pictured are their Amber PET Heavy Wall 8 oz. Plastic Jar and 16 oz. Clear Glass Mason Jar with an Antique Pewter Lid. (However the 25 oz. jar actually works better for this specific product as you can easily fit more bath melts inside.)

All that’s left is to decorate or label your container(s) as desired for personal use or gifting!

Wondering how else you can use cornflowers?

Cornflowers have a long history of use in herbal skin care. It’s natural pigment – flavonoids known as anthocyanins – possess antioxidant properties that are believed to promote healing. In addition cornflowers also contain biotin as well as possess antifungal, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory properties.

Cornflowers’ toning and cooling properties make it especially beneficial when used in beauty applications to soothe tired, itchy or puffy eyes. It’s also used in cosmetic applications to firm both mature and crepey skin. As such, these properties make cornflowers especially suited for facial masks. (Learn more about cornflowers at Herb & Hedgerow.)

To create a cornflower anti-inflammatory mask infuse 2 Tablespoons of cornflowers in 3.5 oz. of boiling water. Strain, then allow the water to cool.

Next, combine 3 Tablespoons of cornflower infused water with 2 Tablespoons white kaolin (cosmetic) clay and 1 Tablespoon colloidal oatmeal. Mix well then apply even to a freshly washed face. Rinse off after ten minutes and pat dry.

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If you like my aloe vera bath melts recipe, then you may also enjoy my recipes for making mini bundt cake solid salt scrubs, coffee & black tea under eye cream and an anti-aging night cream with rosehip seed oil and coconut water. Or check out my DIY Bath & Body Pinterest board for more great skin care recipes.

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Natural Homemade Neem Oil Soap Recipe

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DIY Natural Neem Oil Soap Recipe - This handmade cold process soap is perfect for those with skin issues like eczema, psoriasis and Homemade Neem Oil Soap Recipe for Eczema, Psoriasis and Seborrheic Dermatitis

I’ve been using a neem oil in a lot of my different diy skin care recipes lately and have loved the results. So I finally created a natural homemade neem oil soap recipe with neem oil as one of the key ingredients. This homemade neem oil soap recipe is formulated specifically for those with eczema and psoriasis as well as scalp conditions like dandruff and seborrhoeic dermatitis.

While this homemade neem oil soap recipe makes a great body bar, the argan oil, apricot kernel oil and wheat germ oil included within the recipe make it suitable as a shampoo bar as well. The lemongrass essential oil in this recipe tones down the natural odor of neem oil, however you can sub the lemongrass with lavender essential oil if you prefer.

Homemade Neem Oil Soap Recipe for Eczema, Psoriasis and Seborrheic Dermatitis

Natural Homemade Neem Oil Soap Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

1.3 oz. cocoa butter
1.3 oz. shea butter
7.2 oz. palm kernel flakes
1.3 oz. wheat germ oil
3.6 oz. 76 degree melt point coconut oil
1.3 oz. argan oil
3.6 oz. apricot kernel oil
10.8 oz. grapeseed oil
4.6 oz. olive oil
1 oz. tamanu oil

4.9 oz. lye/sodium hydroxide
12 fluid oz. distilled water

At trace:
3.5 oz. neem oil
.5 oz. lemongrass essential oil (or lavender eo)

Instructions:

This soap recipe will fit inside one of my DIY wood loaf soapmaking molds and yield 10-12 bars of homemade soap weighing around 4 oz. each.

To create this soap you will need to follow my basic cold process soapmaking instructions. If you’ve never made soap before I recommend starting with a more basic recipe as found within my soapmaking tutorial as well as the books Soap Crafting Anne-Marie Faiola and The Soapmaker’s Companion by Susan Miller Cavitch.

Begin by lining your mold and taking all necessary safety precautions. Then measure out the distilled water into a large glass pyrex measuring cup or pitcher. Now, using a digital kitchen scale, weigh out the lye then slowly pour into the distilled water in a well ventilated area. Stir until all the lye has dissolved then set aside to cool. Weigh out the essential oils separately and set those aside as well.

Now weigh out the soapmaking oils and butters and combine in a large non-aluminum pot. Heat on the stove over medium heat until all ingredients have melted. Then remove from heat and allow to cool.

Once your lye-water and soapmaking oils have cooled to between 100 and 115 degrees, you can start making soap. Begin by slowly pouring the lye-water into the soapmaking oils and then mixing with a stick blender until you reach a light trace. Add the neem oil and lemongrass essential oil and mix thoroughly, then pour your soap into the prepared mold.

Cover and insulate for 24 hours. After this time you can unmold the soap and cut it into bars. {Learn how to make a soap cutting guide here.} Allow your homemade soaps to cure for 3-6 weeks, then wrap as desired with professional plastic food wrap film, Kraft paper, or even fabric, and label. If you’re making these to sell, you’ll need to include the weight of each bar of soap on your label.

Interested in other natural recipes with neem oil? My liquid neem oil soap recipe is great as a dog shampoo – especially for dogs with sensitive skin or that suffer from skin conditions. I keep making this recipe for friends of friends who hear about how well it has worked on their own dog. I used it myself on my dachshund and it completely cleared up his itchy, scaly spots.

I also have a natural homemade neem cream recipe for eczema and psoriasis. It’s also great for things like cold sores and athlete’s foot. And for severely dry or damaged skin, be sure to try my natural lanolin and neem salve recipe.

For more natural, homemade bath & body recipes, be sure to follow my DIY Bath and Body board on Pinterest!


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Homemade Neem Cream Recipe for Eczema and Psoriasis

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DIY Homemade Neem Cream Recipe for Eczema, Psoriasis, Athlete's Foot, Cold Sores and More

Neem oil is pretty awesome. Since first using it in my Homemade Natural Lanolin & Neem Salve Recipe, I’ve become a huge fan. I’ve not only been using it myself, but have also had co-workers try it out for various ailments with great results. Neem oil is not only beneficial for people with dry skin, eczema, and psoriasis, it’s also great for treating cold sores, athlete’s foot, acne, and even scabies.

I first made this Homemade Neem Cream Recipe for a friend who had gotten chiggers after tromping through the woods for her lost dog. It cleared it up very quickly. She also used it on her dog’s stomach rash with great results. In addition to all of neem oil’s rocking qualities – anti-viral, antibacterial, anti-fungal, analgesic, anti-inflammatory, and antimicrobial – it also helps to keep pesky biting insects off of dogs and pests off of garden plants.

Use this all natural, organic neem cream recipe on cold sores for faster healing time as well as on feet to help clear up and prevent athlete’s foot. You can also use it all over as needed for dry skin, eczema and psoriasis. And it works great on dogs too for skin irritations, rashes sores and other skin conditions. (You can also wash your dog in a Natural Neem Dog Shampoo that won’t irritate sensitive skin.) Be forewarned, however, neem oil does stink. It’s kind of a garlic nutty smell. But lemongrass and lavender essential oils do a pretty good job of masking the worst of neem oil’s natural scent.

Homemade Neem Cream Recipe for Eczema & Psoriasis

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

10 grams tamanu (Madagascar) oil
30 grams cocoa butter
30 grams shea butter
10 grams jojoba oil
20 grams grape seed oil
10 grams neem oil
5 drops tea tree oil
10 drops patchouli essential oil
10 drops lemongrass (or lavender) essential oil
5 drops rosemary extract
5 drops non-GMO vitamin E oil

Instructions:

To create this homemade neem cream recipe, start by weighing out the cocoa butter and shea butter using a digital kitchen scale. Place in a glass measuring cup and melt in the microwave.

Next weigh out the tamanu, jojoba, grape seed and neem oils and stir into the melted shea and cocoa butters.

Using plastic transfer pipettes or glass droppers, add the essential oils, vitamin E and rosemary extract. Stir well, then pour into two 2 oz. glass jars or one 4 oz. glass jar. Allow to cool completely and solidify.

It can take this cream up to twenty-four hours to solidify. You can speed up the process by placing the jar of neem cream in the refrigerator, however, you will need to mix the cream again once solidified in the fridge to get a smooth consistency.

Here’s some feedback I’ve received on this homemade neem cream recipe via my Facebook page: “Experimentation thing because my daughter’s three children all have some form of eczema. I’ve done research for over three months trying to find a recipe for them. I found yours, added a bit of my own ingredients, and low and behold, I found the right formula!! You are amazing! It took only 30 hrs for one of the girls’ hands to clear up!! This stuff is gold! I made extra for girls on the BB team too!!! Thank you!”

Like this homemade skin care recipe? Follow my Pinterest boards for more great skin care recipes, beauty DIY’s and homemade soap recipes. Be sure to follow Soap Deli News via Blog Lovin’, TumblrFacebook, Twitter and Instagram so you never miss a post. I’ll be posting a homemade neem oil soap recipe in coming weeks!


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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 and skin protected and help to promote healing with this collection of 25 DIY winter skin salve recipes that naturally care for your skin!

Winter Salve Recipes

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Pictured: DIY Dandelion Salve Recipe from Kitchen Witchery | DIY Calendula Salve Recipe from A Delightful Home

More Winter Salve Recipes to Promote Healing:

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


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