Easy Halloween Solid Lotion Bar Recipe for BFF & Coworker Gifts

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As the weather cools off and spirits skirt through the city, it’s time to reevaluate our skin care needs for the new season. This easy Halloween solid lotion bar recipe offers the perfect spook-tacular mix of fun and function for fall. You can even make your DIY lotion bars glitter-tastic for a fabulous handmade gift idea everyone will love!

Easy Halloween Solid Lotion Bar Recipe with Bacuri Butter for BFF & Coworker Gifts. As the weather cools off and spirits skirt unnoticed through the city, it's time to reevaluate our skin care needs for the new season. This easy Halloween solid lotion bar recipe offers the perfect spook-tacular mix of fun and function for fall. #halloween #skincare #diy #bacuributter #diygifts #lotionbar

Halloween Isn’t Just for Kids!

Adulting sucks. At the same time, it’s can also be pretty amazing. As adults, we can steal our kid’s stash of Halloween candy and it’s somehow justified. Bully for us. And when else, other than Halloween, is it socially acceptable to wear the equivalent of a swimsuit for a night out on the town? (Which actually happened once. Some dude froze his butt off as Michael Phelps in nothing but speedos and goggles one year.)

Point being, just because we’re all grown up doesn’t mean we can’t still have fun. Halloween is kind of the perfect time of year for that. I can’t think of a better way to spend a holiday filled with mystery than visiting my favorite haunts with my friends.

My friends are some of the best people out there. Not only do they help me through the struggles and chaos life seems intent on throwing our way, we also share some amazing moments together. So what better way to remind your friends (and co-workers) that, they too, are an important piece of your life than with a simple handmade Halloween gift.

Easy Halloween Solid Lotion Bar Recipe for BFF & Coworker Gifts. As the weather cools off and spirits skirt through the city, it's time to reevaluate our skin care needs for the new season. This easy Halloween solid lotion bar recipe offers the perfect spook-tacular mix of fun and function for fall. Make your DIY lotion bars glitter-tastic for a fabulous handmade gift idea everyone will love!

Inside My Halloween Solid Lotion Bar Recipe

These easy Halloween solid lotion bars are not only cute, they’re also super practical. If you have dry hands in the winter, then you know how important it is to have a quality hand cream on hand 24/7. (Especially if you’re washing your hands 20x a day to fend off those monstrous cold & flu germs.) These lotion bars are perfect for moisturizing and protecting your dry skin.

They don’t stop there, however. I also scented my Halloween solid lotion bars with a calming blend of cedarwood and lavender essential oils. So you can keep calm and carry on no what your work day throws at you.

As with some of my more recent skin care recipes, my Halloween solid lotion bar recipe utilizes bacuri butter as one of three primary ingredients. This is what will give your Halloween shaped lotion bars their dark color. Additionally, it also ensures a fast absorption rate. After all, no one wants greasy fingerprints on their keyboard.

I’ve also included beeswax to solidify the bar and to protect skin. While buriti oil – a carrier oil rich in fatty acids as well as vitamins C, E and pro-vitamin A – helps to rebuild, moisturize and hydrate skin cells. Additionally, buriti oil also helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, promotes healing (bye-bye cracked knuckles!) and protects skin from free radicals while also increasing skin’s elasticity.

The glitter? Well, that’s just the icing on the cake. I used eco-friendly, biodegradable cosmetic glitter so it’s safe for the environment. You can choose to add just a dash of glitter to the tops of your lotion bars. Or, include glitter in the melted ingredients when you make my Halloween solid bar lotion recipe for an easy way to add some sparkle to your skin. (Don’t worry! While the color of this lotion bar is brown, it goes on clear!)

Bacuri Butter Halloween Solid Lotion Bar Recipe for BFF & Coworker Gifts. As the weather cools off and spirits skirt through the city, it's time to reevaluate our skin care needs for the new season. This easy Halloween solid lotion bar recipe offers the perfect spook-tacular mix of fun and function for fall. Make your DIY lotion bars glitter-tastic for a fabulous handmade gift idea everyone will love!

Halloween Solid Lotion Bar Recipe

© Rebecca D. Dillon

Ingredients:

2 oz. bacuri butter
2 oz. beeswax pastilles
2.25 oz. buriti oil
.15 oz. cedarwood essential oil
.1 oz. lavender essential oil
biodegradable glitter, to suit

Instructions:

As with the majority of my skin care recipes, you will need a digital scale to weigh out the ingredients. In addition, you will also need a Halloween silicone mold of your choice. (I used this one.) My Halloween solid lotion bar recipe made four lotion bars – one each of a pumpkin, a bat, a skull and a ghost.

Easy Bacuri Butter Halloween Solid Lotion Bar Recipe with Buriti Oil for BFF & Coworker Gifts. As the weather cools off and spirits skirt unnoticed through the city, it's time to reevaluate our skin care needs for the new season. This easy Halloween solid lotion bar recipe offers the perfect spook-tacular mix of fun and function for fall. #halloween #skincare #diy #bacuributter #diygifts #lotionbar #giftsforteens

Begin by weighing out the bacuri butter, beeswax and buriti oil. Combine in a heat proof Pyrex measuring cup or similar. Gently heat until the beeswax and bacuri butter have melted using either the double boiler method or in your microwave at 30% power.

Once melted, remove from heat. Then weigh out the essential oils and stir into the lotion bar ingredients you just melted.

Quick & Easy DIY Glitter Halloween Lotion Bars. As the weather cools off and spirits skirt unnoticed through the city, it's time to reevaluate our skin care needs for the new season. This easy Halloween solid lotion bar recipe offers the perfect spook-tacular mix of fun and function for fall. #halloween #skincare #diy #bacuributter #diygifts #lotionbar #giftsforteens

Next, lightly dust the inside of your mold with bio-glitter. (I used this purple fuschia glitter.) If desired, you can also stir some glitter into your melted ingredients. (You’ll just need to wait a little longer before pouring to allow the lotion to hit that point just before it starts to solidify, then stir again prior to pouring into your mold. Otherwise all of the glitter just sinks the bottom.)

Quick & Easy DIY Halloween Lotion Bars with eco-friendly biodegradable glitter. As the weather cools off and spirits skirt unnoticed through the city, it's time to reevaluate our skin care needs for the new season. This easy Halloween solid lotion bar recipe offers the perfect spook-tacular mix of fun and function for fall. #halloween #skincare #diy #bacuributter #diygifts #lotionbar #giftsforteens

Now pour your ingredients into your mold. (I recommend placing your mold on a cutting board prior to pouring. This way, you can easily transfer your mold to the refrigerator for faster cooling times.)

Once your Halloween solid lotion bars have fully solidified, pop them out of the mold then package as desired. These look great in glassine bags or in PET plastic amber jars. I used a 4 oz. amber jar from SKS Bottle & Packaging for the small pumpkin and sugar skull solid bars. The bat, however, needed the 8 oz. sized jar

I  then added Halloween stickers to the lids of my containers to decorate them. Although, washi tape would be super cute too! You could use it either on the lid or around the diameter of the jar. I also thought about making an emulsified sugar scrub or foaming bath butter, filling the jar with it, then nestling a solid lotion bar on top. Tell me what you think!

Halloween Inspired Skin Care Recipes. Learn how to make your own DIY Halloween grease paint makeup and more! #halloween

More Halloween Inspired Skin Care Recipes

If you enjoyed my easy Halloween solid lotion bar recipe, then may also like some of my other Halloween inspired recipes.

DIY Halloween Pumpkin Bath Bomb Recipe

Alternately, you may also be interested in my other bacuri butter skin care recipes which you can find here. Also be sure to check out some of my favorite handmade Halloween bath & body products on Etsy.

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Best DIY Craft Kits for Adults to Try This Fall

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Take the time out to do something special for yourself this fall by learning a new craft. This collection of DIY craft kits for adults is just what you need to get started!

Take the time out to do something special for yourself this fall by learning a new craft. This collection of DIY craft kits for adults is just what you need to get started!

Fall is by far my favorite season. Not only do I love the crisp, cooler weather that fall brings, I’m also stoked that I can finally wear something other than shorts and a t-shirt. And while the fall temperatures justify that wonderful wardrobe flip, the cooler air is also perfect for hiking and fall festivals. I love that I can go places and do things and not end up a sweat soaked puddle on the sidewalk.

While I’m not as fond of the shorter days, they do offer the perfect opportunity to stay indoors and get my craft on. It’s also the perfect chance to get my feet wet with a new craft project outside of my area of expertise.

8 DIY Craft Kits for Adults to Try This Fall. Take the time out to do something special for yourself this fall by learning a new craft. This collection of DIY craft kits for adults is just what you need to get started!

My friend, Hillary, who is an artist, supplies ample opportunities to do just that. She recently revived her event nights, Wine & Art Wednesdays. I’ve learned needle felting as well as monoprinting in her previous classes that I attended. While my friend, Bambi, learned various encaustic painting techniques.

This fall she’ll be offering classes on Wednesday nights to learn how to paint sun catcher mandalas, craft felted pumpkins and design winter terrariums. While her expanded Saturday courses include learning how to make needle felted wall hangings and photo transfer painting. So I’m super excited to learn some new arts and crafts techniques that I may not have otherwise tried on my own.

8 DIY Craft Kits for Adults to Try This Fall. Take the time out to do something special for yourself this fall by learning a new craft. This collection of DIY craft kits for adults is just what you need to get started!

If there’s a lack of opportunities to learn new crafts in your area, you still have options. Creativebug offers over 1,000 arts and crafts classes that you can access online from the comfort of your home.

Their online video courses make it easy to learn how to sew, paint, bake, crochet and pretty much any other craft or hobby you’re ready to tackle. With new classes introduced on a daily basis, you’ll never run out of ideas for weekend projects. And, in addition to the video tutorials from Creativebug, they also offer downloadable patterns, templates and recipes.

Take the time out to do something special for yourself this fall by learning a new craft. This collection of DIY craft kits for adults is just what you need to get started!

I’m really excited about some of the projects Creativebug offers for the upcoming holiday season. You can learn how to make Halloween crafts, discover creative ways to wrap your holiday gifts and even get started on your handmade Christmas gifts.

Another great way to learn a new skill is through an all inclusive DIY craft kit. Like Creativebug’s online classes, these DIY craft kits for adults allow you to work at your own pace when your schedule opens up some free time. So whether you’re crafting on a lunch break or crocheting at midnight, you can always sneak in some self care craftiness.

Best DIY Craft Kits for Adults to Try This Fall. Take the time out to do something special for yourself this fall by learning a new craft. This collection of DIY craft kits for adults is just what you need to get started!

DIY Craft Kits for Adults To Try This Fall

Following are eight of my top picks for creative DIY craft kits for adults to try this fall!

8 DIY Craft Kits for Adults to Try This Fall! This fall embroidery kit comes with all the materials you need to embroider a 4″ hoop, fall inspired wall art. Choose from four different fall leaf designs including Acorn & Leaves, Japanese Maple Leaves, Chestnut Leaf and a Canadian Maple Leaf.

Fall Leaf Embroidery Kit via mlmxoxo

This fall embroidery kit comes with all the materials you need to embroider a 4″ hoop, fall inspired wall art. Choose from four different fall leaf designs including Acorn & Leaves, Japanese Maple Leaves, Chestnut Leaf and a Canadian Maple Leaf. Or check out some of Mary Louise’s other modern embroidery DIY craft kits for adults for more great options.

8 DIY Craft Kits for Adults to Try This Fall! This fall leaves needle felting kit is perfect for beginners! Design to produce six decorative fall leaves based on real leaf types, this DIY craft kit helps your create the perfect addition to your seasonal fall decor.

Fall Leaves Needle Felting Kit via Felted Sky Studio

This fall leaves needle felting kit is perfect for beginners! Designed to produce six decorative fall leaves based on real leaf types, this DIY craft kit helps your create the perfect addition to your seasonal fall decor.

Best DIY Craft Kits for Adults This Fall. DIY Rubber Stamp Making Kit. It's both easy and fun to create your own custom stamps with this DIY kit. Inside you'll find all the materials you need, along with a step-by-step picture tutorial, to guide you through the process of creating custom hand carved stamps. Why not make leaf shaped stamps for fall projects? Or try a "made especially for you" stamp for your handmade holiday gifts.

DIY Rubber Stamp Making Kit via Milamade Shop

It’s both easy and fun to create your own custom stamps with this DIY kit. Inside you’ll find all the materials you need, along with a step-by-step picture tutorial, to guide you through the process of creating custom hand carved stamps. Why not make leaf shaped stamps for fall projects? Or try a “made especially for you” stamp for your handmade holiday gifts.

Best Fall DIY Craft Kits for Adults. DIY Mason Jar Ring Pumpkin. This mason jar pumpkin craft kit makes the perfect fall decor in any rustic autumn setting! It's easy to create and it also looks great a decorative fall centerpiece for your home.

DIY Mason Jar Ring Pumpkin via Seventh & Lark

This mason jar pumpkin craft kit makes the perfect fall decor in any rustic autumn setting! It’s easy to make and it makes a great decorative fall centerpiece for your home.

8 Best DIY Adult Craft Kits for Fall. Small DIY Farmers Market Sign Craft Kit. Build the perfect fall decor for your home with this adult DIY craft kit. This beautiful DIY farmers market sign celebrates the best parts of fall and will look wonderful in your kitchen this season.

DIY Farmers Market Sign Kit via Houseful of Handmade

Build the perfect fall decor for your home with this adult DIY craft kit. This beautiful DIY farmers market sign celebrates the best parts of fall and will look wonderful in your kitchen this season.

Best DIY Craft Kits for Adults This Fall. Rustic Wooden Pumpkins DIY Kit. Craft your own rustic fall decor with this DIY rustic pumpkin craft kit. It contains everything you need to decorate your home for fall without having to make a trip to the craft store!

Rustic Wooden Pumpkins DIY Kit via Four Daughter Boutique

Craft your own rustic fall decor with this DIY rustic pumpkin craft kit. It contains everything you need to decorate your home for fall without having to make a trip to the craft store!

Favorite DIY Fall Craft Kits for Adults. DIY MandalaRock Painting Kit. Painting rocks is not only fun, it's also therapeutic. I love painting rocks to help my mind wind down from a hectic day. This best selling art kit is perfect for adults looking for a simple craft project. It even comes with the rocks themselves to save you trouble of hunting them down yourself.

DIY Mandala Rock Painting Kit via Art Rock Colorado

Painting rocks is not only fun, it’s also therapeutic. I love painting rocks to help my mind wind down from a hectic day. This best selling art kit is perfect for adults looking for a simple craft project. It even comes with the rocks themselves to save you trouble of hunting them down yourself.

Accessorize your home this fall with some color! This DIY owl wreath kit comes with everything you need to create and embroider your own fall wreath. This wreath features three colorful owls perched on oak tree branches among the acorns and leaves that have turned from their summer green to the familiar orange, tan and yellow of the fall season.

Bucilla Owl Felt Fall Wreath Kit via FTH International

Accessorize your home this fall with some color! This DIY owl wreath kit comes with everything you need to create and embroider your own fall wreath. This wreath features three colorful owls perched on oak tree branches among the acorns and leaves that have turned from their summer green to the familiar orange, tan and yellow of the fall season.

If you enjoyed this collection of DIY craft kits for adults to try this fall, then be sure to check out my curated collection of my other favorite DIY craft kits and project ideas here.

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The Perfect Pairing for Seasonal Gift Giving

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Create the perfect pairing for seasonal gift giving by combining a bar of homemade soap with a soap dish from Soap Bar Lounge! Keep reading to learn how to craft your own skin conditioning triple butter soap recipe. Plus discover what makes Soap Bar Lounge ceramic soap dishes the best option for your homemade soaps!

The perfect pairing for seasonal gift giving. Create the perfect DIY holiday gifts by combining a bar of handmade soap with a soap dish from Soap Bar Lounge! Learn how to craft your own skin conditioning triple butter soap recipe. Plus discover what makes Soap Bar Lounge ceramic soap dishes the best option for your homemade soaps!

Regardless of the season, if you have dry skin, then you probably avoid using products that irritate your condition. For me, that means using a homemade soap bar in the shower. I also keep homemade soaps by the sink, one in the kitchen and one in the bathroom, where they get used most often. Not only is washing my hands important for sanitary reasons (no one wants to accidentally ingest salmonella) but it can also prevent the spread of cold and flu germs.

Of course, washing your hands on a regular basis can leave them feeling tight and dry – especially as cold weather hits. So I formulated a Brazilian triple butter soap recipe to counteract the drying effects of hand washing. It’s also great as we move into the cold, dry air that’s common throughout fall and winter.

Help your soaps stay dry and last longer with soap dishes from Soap Bar Lounge. Their patented design allows for air flow around the soap as well as a way for your soap to drain - without the water ending up on the counter. So your soaps are able to dry between uses and last longer than they would otherwise. Pair a Soap Bar Lounge soap dish with a bar of homemade soap for a simple gift idea all year round.

To help my homemade soap bars last longer, I’ve started using soap dishes from Soap Bar Lounge. As you may know, when homemade soaps sit in a pool of water, or are unable to dry out between uses, they can become soft and mushy. When this happens, soap starts to disappear a lot faster with each use. The soap dishes from Soap Bar Lounge, however, prevent this from happening.

Their patented soap dish design allows for air flow around your homemade soaps as well as a way for your soap to drain. Even better, because there are no holes in the bottom of these dishes, you don’t have to worry about water draining onto your clean countertop. As a result, your soaps not only last longer, your countertop stays clean!

The perfect pairing for seasonal gift giving. Create the perfect DIY holiday gifts by combining a bar of handmade soap with a soap dish from Soap Bar Lounge! Learn how to craft your own skin conditioning triple butter soap recipe. Plus discover what makes Soap Bar Lounge ceramic soap dishes the best option for your homemade soaps!

I really love that Soap Bar Lounge soap dishes are made right here in the USA using high quality, glazed ceramic. This means they not only look great, but they’re also easy to clean. The modern design and range of colors ensures that your new soap dish not only functions as intended, but it also looks great wherever you decide to use it. The colors are also easy to incorporate into your seasonal or holiday decor.

For seasonal gift giving, simply pair a Soap Bar Lounge soap dish with a bar of homemade soap. This creates a simple, yet beautiful gift idea that’s perfect for housewarming gifts, hostess gifts and holiday gifts. And, to save you money, the soap dishes  from Soap Bar Lounge ship free anywhere within the United States. You can also purchase Soap Bar Lounge products wholesale to create instant gift options this holiday season for your small business or online shop.

Brazilian Triple Butter Homemade Soap Recipe. The perfect pairing for seasonal gift giving. Create the perfect DIY holiday gifts by combining a bar of handmade soap with a soap dish from Soap Bar Lounge! Learn how to craft your own skin conditioning triple butter soap recipe. Plus discover what makes Soap Bar Lounge ceramic soap dishes the best option for your homemade soaps!

My Brazilian triple butter soap recipe yields six bars of homemade soap. This means you’ll have extras to give as seasonal or holiday gifts. I paired my Brazilian triple butter soaps with soap dishes in carousel red and roca beige, then accented them with leather cord and journaling embellishments for a pretty, gift worthy presentation.

Brazilian Triple Butter Soap Recipe

© Rebecca D. Dillon

Ingredients:

1.6 oz. Andiroba oil (10%)
1.6 oz. Castor oil (10%)
2.4 oz. Refined coconut oil (15%)
1.6 oz. Cupuaca butter (10%)
5.6 oz. Pomace olive oil (35%)
1.6 oz. Tucuma seed butter (10%)
1.6 oz. Ucuuba butter (10%)

4.8 fl. oz. distilled water
2.1 oz. lye/sodium hydroxide

1 oz. fragrance oil, optional

Brazilian Triple Butter Soap Recipe for natural holistic winter skin care. This skin conditioning homemade soap makes a wonderful DIY seasonal holiday gift when paired with a ceramic soap dish from Soap Bar Lounge!

Instructions:

You’ll need to follow the basic cold process soapmaking method to craft these ultra conditioning, Brazilian triple butter soaps. You can find a refresher course on making homemade soap from scratch here. This means ZERO aluminum and heat safe containers and utensils. You’ll also need an immersion blender and a digital scale to weigh out ingredients. Additionally, you should also take safety measures to protect your eyes and skin when working with lye.

To make my Brazilian triple butter soap recipe, begin by measuring out 4.8 fluid oz. of distilled water into a heat safe container or pitcher. Then, use a digital scale to weigh out the lye, called for in the recipe, into a separate container. In a well, ventilated area, slowly pour the lye (granules or flakes) into the water. Then mix until all of the lye has dissolved and set aside.

Brazilian Triple Butter Homemade Soap Recipe. The perfect pairing for seasonal gift giving. Create the perfect DIY holiday gifts by combining a bar of handmade soap with a soap dish from Soap Bar Lounge! Learn how to craft your own skin conditioning triple butter soap recipe. Plus discover what makes Soap Bar Lounge ceramic soap dishes the best option for your homemade soaps!

Now weigh out the soapmaking oils and butters into a large heat safe container or stainless steel pot. (I like to weigh out the solid  and semi-solid butters first, then follow with the liquid carrier oils.)

Brazilian Triple Butter Homemade Soap Recipe. The perfect pairing for seasonal gift giving. Create the perfect DIY holiday gifts by combining a bar of handmade soap with a soap dish from Soap Bar Lounge! Learn how to craft your own skin conditioning triple butter soap recipe. Plus discover what makes Soap Bar Lounge ceramic soap dishes the best option for your homemade soaps!

Heat the soapmaking butters and oils called for in my Brazilian triple butter soap recipe until they have melted. You can do this by heating the ingredients in a non-metal container at 30% power in the microwave or on the stovetop over low heat in a stainless steel container.

Once the butters and oils have melted, set them aside to cool. When your soapmaking fats and lye-water have cooled to around 95°-100°F, you can start making the actual soap.

To do this, slowly pour the lye-water into the liquid oils and butters. Then use an immersion blender to combine the ingredients until you reach a light trace. At this point, you can weigh out and add your choice of fragrance oil, if desired, to the soap batter. As my boyfriend really wanted a more masculine scented soap, I scented my triple butter soap recipe with a sandalwood fragrance oil. Alternately, you can also use essential oils for a natural fragrance at a usage rate of up to .8 oz. by weight.

Mix the soap batter again to incorporate your fragrance into the soap. Then, once your soap reaches a medium trace, pour it into your mold. (I used this 6-cavity rectangle silicone mold.)

Brazilian Triple Butter Soap Recipe for natural holistic winter skin care. This skin conditioning homemade soap makes a wonderful DIY seasonal holiday gift when paired with a ceramic soap dish from Soap Bar Lounge!

Cover your soap with parchment paper or plastic wrap, then set aside overnight. You should be able to unmold your soap bars the next day. Once unmolded, set your soaps aside in a cool, dry location to cure for four to six weeks. (My soaps did a crazy partial gel so some of my ends are lighter than the rest of the bar.)

Brazilian Triple Butter Soap Recipe for natural holistic winter skin care. This skin conditioning homemade soap makes a wonderful DIY seasonal holiday gift when paired with a ceramic soap dish from Soap Bar Lounge!

Now wrap your homemade triple butter soaps as desired for personal use or gifting. You can wrap your soaps in fabric, burlap or paper to make them easy to gift. Then simply tie on cording or a ribbon.

Brazilian Triple Butter Soap Recipe for natural holistic winter skin care. This skin conditioning homemade soap makes a wonderful DIY seasonal holiday gift when paired with a ceramic soap dish from Soap Bar Lounge!

Finally, pair one or two bars of soap with a ceramic soap dish from Soap Bar Lounge as a finishing touch! Buy your favorite colors now! And don’t forget to come back and let me know how much you love your new soap dishes!

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Favorite Handmade Halloween Bath & Body Products

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No need to fill up on sugar this Halloween. Gift these handmade Halloween bath & body products as Halloween treats instead!

Favorite handmade Halloween bath & body products to gift as non-edible trick-or-treats this fall. There's no need fill up on sugar this Halloween. Gift these handmade Halloween bath & body products as Halloween treats instead - or simply treat yourself! Halloween bath bombs, soaps, bubble bars & more that are perfect for the fall season! #halloween #treats #skincare #bathbombs #handmade #trickortreat #bathandbody

I love Halloween. And not just because it falls on my favorite season of the year. There’s just something beautifully spooky about Halloween. With roots and traditions that began with the ancient Celtic fall harvest, Halloween is a time for celebration and remembrance.

For some perhaps, there’s a chance (or a hope) that one will reunite with the souls of the dead. These traditions, in turn, have led to creative Halloween displays and parties in modern times – including things we probably couldn’t quite pull off during other times of the year.

I don’t often miss the chance to take part in Halloween festivities. There’s just something both mysterious and magical about the chance to become someone else for a day. The parties and costume contests, decorations and night life are a compliment to this. While the chance to scare the bejesus out of someone can also be appealing. (Bwahahaha.)

With everything that’s been going on in my life right now, I’m not sure whether I’ll skip Halloween this year or not. However, I can never resist the chance to buy something spectacularly amazing from the many talented bath and beauty artisans on Etsy. The handmade Halloween bath & body products become more creative every year as sellers compete with another for popularity and sales.

Following you’ll find some of my favorite handmade Halloween bath and body products on Etsy this year.

Favorite Handmade Halloween Bath & Body Products

Every Witch Has a Sidekick. Witches and black cats have become synonymous with Halloween. So what better way to celebrate Halloween than with a product that gives back! Inspired by Brittany's adopted cat, Salem, this bath bomb from Feisty Fox Bath Co. not only adds some fun to your tub, but 50% of your purchase also goes towards providing litter, food, and toys to kitties looking for their fur-ever home.

Every Witch Has a Sidekick.

Witches and black cats have become synonymous with Halloween. So what better way to celebrate Halloween than with a product that gives back! Inspired by Brittany’s adopted cat, Salem, this bath bomb from Feisty Fox Bath Co. not only adds some fun to your tub, but 50% of your purchase also goes towards providing litter, food, and toys to kitties looking for their fur-ever home. Buy yours here.

Handmade Halloween Bath & Body Favorites. Somebody died in here. These earthy unisex scented skull soaps from Chicken Chick Naturals will remind you of your own mortality on a daily basis. At least it's a great reminder to make the most of every single day.

Somebody Died Here.

These earthy unisex scented skull soaps from Chicken Chick Naturals will remind you of your own mortality on a daily basis. At least it’s a great reminder to make the most of every single day. Find them here.

Favorite Handmade Halloween Bath & Body Products. You're Gonna Need A Bigger Tub. This best selling handmade shark attack inspired bath bomb from TheMADbombers may not be Halloween specific, but it is scary fun.

You’re Gonna Need A Bigger Tub.

This handmade shark attack inspired bath bomb from TheMADbombers may not be Halloween specific, but it is scary fun. Get it here.

Halloween Ghost Bath Bombs. These shimmering ghost bath bombs from Whimsy by Lindsay are not only cute, they're also great for your skin. Crafted with olive oil and white kaolin clay to soften and moisturize skin, these handmade Halloween bath bombs will turn your bathwater orange (Surprise!) and come ready for gifting in sets of two.

Halloween Ghost Bath Bombs.

These shimmering ghost bath bombs from Whimsy by Lindsay are not only cute, they’re also great for your skin. Crafted with olive oil and white kaolin clay to soften and moisturize skin, these handmade Halloween bath bombs will turn your bathwater orange (Surprise!) and come ready for gifting in sets of two. Buy them here.

It's Gonna Be a Blood Bath. Halloween isn't always a celebration when tricksters are about. Sometimes there's malice and mayhem. Not to worry. You can survive whatever gets thrown your way with this Blood Bag Body Wash from PSquare Scents.

It’s Gonna Be a Blood Bath.

Halloween isn’t always a celebration when tricksters are about. Sometimes there’s malice and mayhem. Not to worry. You can survive whatever gets thrown your way with this Blood Bag Body Wash from PSquare ScentsBuy it here.

Favorite Handmade Halloween Bath & Body Products. Trick-or-Treat Time. These creative handmade bubble bars from Nature's Whimsey look like seasonal pumpkin lollipops - that someone already got into! Each one is scented in a yummy country apple scent perfect for fall. 

Trick-or-Treat Time.

These creative handmade bubble bars from Nature’s Whimsey look like seasonal pumpkin lollipops – that someone already got into! Each one is scented in a yummy country apple scent perfect for fall.  Get yours here.

Best To Not Wake The Dead Novelty Shower Gel. This Halloween inspired embalming fluid shower gel from The Potion Cabinet, thankfully smells nothing like its name. Created for those of us who feel dead inside, but are being forced to socialize, this shower gel smells like a tropical juicy mango with touches of pineapple, coconut and vanilla.

Best To Not Wake The Dead.

This Halloween inspired embalming fluid shower gel from The Potion Cabinet, thankfully smells nothing like its name. Created for those of us who feel dead inside, but are being forced to socialize, this shower gel smells like a tropical juicy mango with touches of pineapple, coconut and vanilla. Buy it now.

Handmade Halloween Bath Bombs. A Tasty Witches Brew. This Halloween cauldron bath bomb from Bubble Princess is a unique and fun way to take a bath and are the perfect treats for your little tricksters. Simply dunk the cauldron in a tub filled with warm water for an incredible amount of refreshing smelling bathwater.

A Tasty Witches Brew.

This Halloween cauldron bath bomb from Bubble Princess is a unique and fun way to take a bath and are the perfect treats for your little tricksters. Simply dunk the cauldron in a tub filled with warm water for an incredible amount of refreshing smelling bathwater. Get it here.

Day of the Dead Soap. This cold process artisan handmade Halloween soap bar from Lather Lodge is bursting with a rich, intoxicating floral fragrance. Reminiscent of the Day of the Dead, the top of this soap is generously embellished with red rose petals, pink rose petals, calendula petals, lavender buds, poppy seed, dried orange peel and an antiqued soap skull. While the inside is swirled with dark purple, black and pink.

Day of the Dead Soap.

This cold process artisan handmade Halloween soap bar from Lather Lodge is bursting with a rich, intoxicating floral fragrance. Reminiscent of the Day of the Dead, the top of this soap is generously embellished with red rose petals, pink rose petals, calendula petals, lavender buds, poppy seed, dried orange peel and an antiqued soap skull. While the inside is swirled with dark purple, black and pink. Find it here.

Killer Clowns Are Creepy.

The perfect Halloween trick for anyone terrified of clowns, this Pennywise killer clown bath bomb from Psycho Bombers is handmade with all natural ingredients as well as hand painted. Colored with water soluble colors, this bath bomb won’t stain your skin or tub and gives a beautiful color display on the top of your bathwater thanks to the colorful embeds it’s filled with. Buy it now.

Of course I wasn’t able to share every single one of my favorite handmade Halloween bath & body products in a single blog post. So you can shop my entire curated collection of handmade Halloween bath & body products on Etsy here.

Curious about my favorite handmade Halloween bath & body products from last year? Check them out here. Or, for more seasonal fall Halloween inspiration, be sure to check out my DIY Halloween Projects & Ideas board on Pinterest.

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The 12 Best Outdoor Activities To Enjoy This Fall

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Whether I’m adventuring in the wilderness or engaging in urban exploration this fall, my new Wiivv custom insoles are making every step even better. So you don’t feel left out, I’ve put together a collection of the 12 best outdoor activities for fall. These activities are perfect for bringing friends and family together – even if you’re an empty nester like I am. (Not to mention you’ll have some pretty instagram worthy adventures to share.)

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I suffer from fibromyalgia. This means more than my fair share of painful days. However, one of the best natural treatments for tackling fibromyalgia pain is to stay active. Therefore, comfortable shoes are a must. Unfortunately, due to both my body’s limitations as well as a low arch, even walking can sometimes be painful. With Wiivv’s custom insoles, my feet are pain free after a walk on the greenway or a hike up my favorites trails. I also no longer have to sacrifice style for comfort when I want to spend a night out dancing to one of my favorite local bands.

I can’t even imagine if I had to be on my feet all day for work without my Wiivv insoles! (Especially since my favorite shoes are busted, stained and have literally no arch support.) They make such a big difference. I highly recommend them for anyone who’s been experiencing foot pain. They’re perfect for shoes with no support, new shoes that haven’t been broken in yet and old shoes in which the insoles are completely worn out. Because they are 3-D printed to fit your feet, you always get a perfect fit.

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Lucky for me, my hometown of Roanoke, VA has made a LOT of progress over the past decade to make our city more friendly for foot traffic. They’ve invested in both a greenway and our river. They have built boat access docks for kayaking as well as bike rental stations throughout the downtown area. Because Roanoke is nestled in the valley and surrounded by the Blue Ridge mountains, hiking and camping trips are super convenient. We also have quite a few wineries in the surrounding area, including one on our very own mountain top.

If you don’t live in an adventure filled locale, don’t worry. Sometimes it’s just a matter of putting on your thinking cap and coming up with creative solutions. Or take a day trip to somewhere close by and really make those fall memories that you’ll remember for years to come.

With the weather finally starting to cool down from a stifling summer, fall is the perfect time to slip your sole insoles into your favorite hiking shoes. Or try Wiivv’s custom sandals, made to fit your feet, for comfortable walks around town and down by the river. Following are some of my favorite outdoor activities for fall. However, I’d love for you to share your own favorite outdoor activities for fall in the comments!

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Fun Outdoor Activities for Fall

Go on a bike ride.

While mountain biking is totally plausible in my area, a simple leisurely bike ride on the greenway or around downtown Roanoke is the perfect outdoor fall activity for the entire family. There are 30 miles of urban trails that connect to scenic nature spots, charming neighborhoods and our bustling downtown area.

If you don’t own a bicycle, check to see if your local bike shop rents bikes by the hour. Or look into areas that offer bike sharing. Zagster is a bike share network lets you rent bicycles from any of their convenient pick up and drop off locations by the hour or through a monthly membership.

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Go on a picnic.

Picnics also make great outdoor activities for fall. You can live pretty much anywhere and plan a fall picnic. However, my favorite picnic spot is one of our local wineries, Vahalla. Not only can my friends and I enjoy a wine a tasting at this winery, they also offer seating and picnic tables. So you can buy a bottle of wine and enjoy it outside with your own picnic lunch!

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I love the view from the top of the mountain at this winery. And that there are fewer insects in the fall makes the event even more enjoyable. There are wineries all over the United States. So even if you don’t have a winery in your city, there’s a good chance you can find one close by – or at least within an hour or so of your home.

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Take a trip to the zoo.

It was a complete surprise to me that one of my most favorite outdoor activities for fall would be a trip to the zoo. Because zoos are just for kids, right? Wrong. Our local zoo, Mill Mountain Zoo, runs fundraising activities for adults throughout the year. A worthy cause, the money goes to support animals that are unable to be released back into the wild as well as to support breeding programs for animals at high risk for extinction.

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They also do a lot of educational work with local schools – something that my roommate, Bambi, is in charge of. I think her favorite part of her outreach however, is taking animals to visit residents at our local nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Some of their regular fundraising events include a monthly Breakfast with the Animals and their semi-regular event, Brew at the Zoo.

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Brew at the Zoo is probably my favorite event that I’ve attended. Not only is there live acoustic music (I can dance FOREVER with my new Wiivv insoles) but there’s also beer from local breweries and a food truck. This fall they are also hosting their annual Zoo Boo fundraiser. This family friendly event offers trick-or-treating for kids and costume contests as well as performances and “spooktacular” art activities – all outdoors!

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If you have a zoo close by, I highly encourage you to check out their events page. It’s a safe bet they offer a variety of adult themed, outdoor activities for fall that allow you not only to socialize, but will make you feel like a kid again!

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Go hiking.

I grew up hiking with my family from a young age. So it has always been another of my favorite outdoor activities for fall. However, since being diagnosed with fibromyalgia, it’s not always something my body will let me do. So when I hike, I tend to stick to the easier trails that are under four miles round trip.

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Living by the mountains we have hiking trails everywhere! One of which is just a short 20 minute drive down the road. Nestled within a residential neighborhood, Read Mountain Preserve offers several trail options. My favorite of which is the Buzzards Rock lookout.

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I fully admit that I’ve started up this mountain and had to turn around not even a quarter of the way up as the my body wouldn’t cooperate. However, I was able to make this hike last weekend. Reaching the top of that mountain was exhausting, but incredibly amazing. My Wiivv insoles really helped on this hike. And those shin splints I usually get after my first hike of the year, were almost nonexistent this go around.

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As my boyfriend, Greg, only just moved to Roanoke last December, it was his first time on this trail. So it was quite the adventure for both of us. I also love hiking up Cascade Falls which is located just outside of Blacksburg, the home of Virginia Tech.

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Go on a nature walk.

You don’t have to live anywhere in particular to take a nature walk. You can simply explore your local neighborhood and forage for acorns or pinecones to take home and use as part of your fall decor. Or take photographs of the different fall leaves to look up what kinds of trees are in your area as an educational experience for the family.

We actually have a wonderful local artisan from Floyd, VA who hunts for fabulous fungi that she later dries and uses to make unique one-of-a-kind jewelry for her small business, Woodland Wonders.

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Go river tubing.

Tubing on the river is fun in the summer, but it’s glorious in the fall. As I’m fair skinned I burn like mad if I’m anywhere near water during the summer – even with SPF 50. So I actually enjoy river tubing as one of my favorite outdoor activities for fall. Not only do I not have to contend with the heat, but there’s also less of chance I’m going to look like a lobster by the end of the trip.

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Go kayaking.

If floating lazily down the river isn’t really your speed, consider kayaking instead. The 45-mile Roanoke River Blueway is a water trail that offers opportunities for canoeing, kayaking, fishing, tubing and wading – all while taking in the local wildlife. This waterway passes through and around Roanoke, Virginia and its surrounding counties. The Roanoke River has 17 public access points, some of which also offer picnic areas and playgrounds.

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Visit your local farmer’s market.

Another one of my favorite outdoor activities for fall is visiting the Historic Roanoke City Market on Saturday mornings. The walk through the market is always enjoyable. In addition to seasonal plants, fruits and vegetables that can be found at our market, there are also some pretty amazing artisans that sell their handmade soaps, pottery, stained glass, jewelry and photographs. I can’t think of a better way to spend a shopping trip than with a mix of an outdoor walk and pleasant conversations from fellow crafters.

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Take a walking tour of your area’s local art galleries.

Roanoke is lucky enough that we have quite a few art galleries located downtown. All of the galleries are within walking distance of one another. On the first Friday of each month, all of the galleries participate in an event coined Art By Night. The local art galleries stay open late for this free event so those who work during the day have the chance to attend.

I love walking to and visiting each of the galleries in our downtown urban spaces and seeing new works by local artists. Many of the galleries also offer free hors d’oeuvres and wine. Which, I’m not gonna lie, makes the event even more enjoyable.

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Hunt for river rocks.

Another one of my favorite outdoor activities for fall is rock hunting. This past summer Greg and I spent a lot of time at a local park doing just that. This park, in particular, has several easy hiking trails as well as a creek running through it. (My mom would bring me to this park when I was little and I used to bring home crawdads I’d find in the creek.) So we had a great time exploring the creek for the length of the park and collecting rocks that we took home to paint later.

I’ll admit, I got super excited when Greg and I found a painted art rock someone had hid along the greenway this summer. So, of course, that inspired me to paint and hide rocks as well. Unfortunately we’ve not had any fruitful finds on our hunts since, but we really enjoy the process of finding, painting and hiding our rocks nonetheless.

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Jasper also accompanied us on a few of our adventures. Unfortunately he was not as interested in the water as we were. And being that he has short, stubby little legs, I can understand him not really getting into traipsing through a creek that left his belly soaking wet. We did spot a crawdad on one such trip. It was so large it almost looked like a lobster. Jasper, being the grumpy little man that he is, was even less interested in the crawdads. But I think deep down he secretly enjoyed the park regardless.

Attend an outdoor Halloween inspired event.

Halloween means even more fun outdoor activities for fall. While walking through a haunted house is never really on my bucket list (I was terrified by someone grabbing my ankle in a haunted house when I was four) most localities plan extra events centered around this holiday.

While we don’t have a local amusement park to celebrate Halloween outdoors, we do have mini golf. Yep, mini golf. This October, the Explore Park in Roanoke County is hosting its first ever Haunted Woods Mini Golf event for Halloween. This event will feature 18-holes of miniature golf accented with ghouls, goblins and frightening decor. While the glow-in-the-dark golf balls will help you on your journey along the way. So be sure to check out your city’s local government or event page to find out what’s happening in your community this Halloween.

Attend a fall festival.

Fall festivals always top my list of favorite outdoor activities for fall. I alway enjoy our local Harvest Festival on the Roanoke City Market. However there also events at local farms where you can enjoy hayrides and corn mazes. Or swing by a local fall wine or beer festival to enjoy a tasting of the latest seasonally inspired brews.

Our annual Go Outside! Festival (or GO Fest for short) in Roanoke encourages people to spend more time outdoors with activities like on-site camping, a BMX stunt show and live music events. There’s also a air flying dog show that’s always fun to watch. Or you can learn about wilderness first aid or play a round of air golf.

There are so many great outdoor activities to enjoy this fall, it’s hard to pick just one. So why not try them all? (Just don’t forget to take your Wiivv custom insoles or sandals along with you on your journeys!)

What are some of your favorite outdoor activities for fall in your area? I’d love to hear your ideas in the comments!

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