DIY Cactus Ring Holder to Brighten Up Your Space

This post may contain affiliate links. Please see my disclosure policy.

Learn how to make a DIY cactus ring holder! Made using polymer clay, this easy cactus ring holder offers a safe place to stash your rings! Molded onto the top of a decorative jar lid, this DIY cactus ring holder has space to stash your rings both inside the jar and out!

DIY Cactus Ring Holder! Learn how to make a DIY cactus ring holder! Made using polymer clay, this easy cactus ring holder offers a safe place to stash your rings! Molded onto the top of a decorative jar lid, this DIY cactus ring holder has space to stash your rings both inside the jar and out! And it makes a great DIY gift idea too!

You’ll be using the same fun cactus silicone mold for this project that I used to create my DIY cactus soaps with eco-friendly biodegradable glitter.

I hope you have as much fun with this project as I did! I think this cactus ring holder would not only make a cute home decor accent piece in your own home, but it’s also perfect for gift giving!

DIY Cactus Ring Holder! Learn how to make a DIY cactus ring holder! Made using polymer clay, this easy cactus ring holder offers a safe place to stash your rings! Molded onto the top of a decorative jar lid, this DIY cactus ring holder has space to stash your rings both inside the jar and out! And it makes a great DIY gift idea too!

DIY Cactus Ring Holder

© Rebecca Dawn Dillon

What You’ll Need:

Darice 7 oz. Glass Craft Jar (1095-98) with Metal Lid
Blush Cactus Silicone Mold
White Original Sculpey Oven Bake Clay
Krylon Clear Sealer or similar
craft paints
craft paint brushes

What to Do:

Begin by kneading the polymer clay until it’s soft and pliable. Then press the clay into one of the cavities of your cactus silicone mold.

DIY Cactus Ring Holder! Learn how to make a DIY cactus ring holder! Made using polymer clay, this easy cactus ring holder offers a safe place to stash your rings! Molded onto the top of a decorative jar lid, this DIY cactus ring holder has space to stash your rings both inside the jar and out! And it makes a great DIY gift idea too!

Clean any excess from the top of the clay in the mold.

DIY Cactus Ring Holder! Learn how to make a DIY cactus ring holder! Made using polymer clay, this easy cactus ring holder offers a safe place to stash your rings! Molded onto the top of a decorative jar lid, this DIY cactus ring holder has space to stash your rings both inside the jar and out! And it makes a great DIY gift idea too!

Then carefully remove the polymer clay from the mold cavity. If you have trouble removing the clay cactus, set the clay aside for a bit to allow it to firm back up a bit before trying to remove it from the mold.

Now, using additional clay, cover the top of the metal lid to your jar. Try to keep the clay on top of the jar lid about the same thickness as your clay cactus.

DIY Cactus Ring Holder! Learn how to make a DIY cactus ring holder! Made using polymer clay, this easy cactus ring holder offers a safe place to stash your rings! Molded onto the top of a decorative jar lid, this DIY cactus ring holder has space to stash your rings both inside the jar and out! And it makes a great DIY gift idea too!

Once covered, scoop out a small hole in the center of the clay on the jar lid that the base of your clay cactus will fit into. Place the clay cactus into the hole on top of the lid and use your fingers or a utensil to move the clay to hold the cactus in place. The clay covering the jar lid and the cactus on top should become one piece.

Leaving the clay attached to the jar lid, bake the lid and clay together in a 275°F oven for about 30 minutes on a baking sheet. Then remove the cactus lid from the oven and allow it to cool.

DIY Cactus Ring Holder! Learn how to make a DIY cactus ring holder! Made using polymer clay, this easy cactus ring holder offers a safe place to stash your rings! Molded onto the top of a decorative jar lid, this DIY cactus ring holder has space to stash your rings both inside the jar and out! And it makes a great DIY gift idea too!

Once the cactus lid has cooled, use craft paints to paint the cactus and base as desired.

DIY Cactus Ring Holder! Learn how to make a DIY cactus ring holder! Made using polymer clay, this easy cactus ring holder offers a safe place to stash your rings! Molded onto the top of a decorative jar lid, this DIY cactus ring holder has space to stash your rings both inside the jar and out! And it makes a great DIY gift idea too!

When the paint on your cactus dries, spray it with a clear acrylic sealer to protect it.

DIY Cactus Ring Holder! Learn how to make a DIY cactus ring holder! Made using polymer clay, this easy cactus ring holder offers a safe place to stash your rings! Molded onto the top of a decorative jar lid, this DIY cactus ring holder has space to stash your rings both inside the jar and out! And it makes a great DIY gift idea too!

Now all that’s left is to fill the inside of your jar with rings or knick knacks and screw on the lid! You can also place additional rings on the arms of cactus! And that’s it!

I hope you enjoyed my project for making a DIY cactus ring holder. I know it’s not soap, but it does give you another fun use for your silicone molds!

Learn how to make your own colorful DIY cactus soap using melt and pour soap! This glittery, colorful cactus soap recipe is easier to make than you might think! And it makes a great DIY back to school teacher gift! Crafted using a combination of detergent free melt and pour soap bases and eco-friendly, biodegradable glitter, my DIY cactus soap is not only fun to use, but it's also safe for the environment and your skin.

If you enjoyed my DIY cactus ring holder project, I hope you’ll also check out my DIY cactus soaps! This fun soapmaking tutorial will walk you through creating your own colorful, glittery cactus soaps using a melt and pour soap base!

Handmade Cactus Ring Dish from Chiko Craft!

Want a cactus ring holder to spice up your space but don’t have time to make your own? You can shop for handmade cactus ring holders on Etsy here! I’m kind of sweet on this super cute cacti ring dish from Chicko Craft. But there are so many great ones to choose from!

For more DIY projects like this one, be sure to check out my Jonesing for Crafts Pinterest board. Or simply follow all of my Pinterest boards here.

You can also follow me on G+TumblrFacebookTwitterBlog Lovin’, and Instagram. Or sign up to receive new posts from Soap Deli News blog to your email via FeedBurner so you never miss a post.

Cleopatra’s Golden Glowtion Shimmer Oil Recipe

This post may contain affiliate links. Please see my disclosure policy.

Get glitzy with Cleopatra’s golden glowtion shimmer oil! Cleopatra’s golden glowtion shimmer oil recipe creates a dry body oil loaded with lots of golden light reflecting mica. Spray it on and massage in for highlights and an all over golden glow that helps to hide skin’s subtle imperfections and give the appearance of a more even skin tone!

Cleopatras Golden Glowtion Shimmer Oil Recipe! Get glitzy with Cleopatra's golden glowtion shimmer oil! Cleopatra's golden glowtion shimmer oil recipe creates a dry body oil loaded with lots of golden light reflecting mica. Spray it on and massage in for highlights and an all over golden glow that helps to hide skin's subtle imperfections and give the appearance of a more even skin tone!

My friend, Cathy, inspired me to make this golden glowtion shimmer oil recipe after seeing my mermaid shimmer spray. However, she was a looking for a much bolder shimmer and a simpler recipe to recreate. Therefore, I kept the ingredients for my Cleopatra’s golden glowtion shimmer oil recipe extremely simple but added a lot more mica.

For those of you who aren’t destroying your kitchen on a regular basis like the rest of us, this easy 4-ingredient recipe will also help to make the startup costs for this project a lot more affordable.

However, if you prefer the dry oil recipe I used for my mermaid shimmer spray, you can use that one instead. Just be sure to either double that recipe or halve the amount of mica. (The mermaid shimmer spray recipe yields one 4 oz. container while this one yields two.)

The mica for this golden glowtion shimmer oil does settle when not in use. So be prepared for that. I wanted to avoid using emulsifiers and other more complicated ingredients simply for the sake of keeping the mica suspended in the product. I found that a light dry oil works fine for this application. You just need to shake the golden glowtion vigorously before each use for consistency.

The gold shimmer is dazzling when sprayed onto skin and massaged in. Cathy used it on her skin and ended up with something akin of a light shimmering tan. (She and I are both super pale.) However, I’m sure it would be just as stunning on dark skin as well!

We also chose a lip and eye safe gold sparkle mica for this project so you can use it anywhere your heart desires. I hope you have fun with this recipe!

Cleopatras Golden Glowtion Shimmer Oil Recipe! Get glitzy with Cleopatra's golden glowtion shimmer oil! Cleopatra's golden glowtion shimmer oil recipe creates a dry body oil loaded with lots of golden light reflecting mica. Spray it on and massage in for highlights and an all over golden glow that helps to hide skin's subtle imperfections and give the appearance of a more even skin tone!

Cleopatra’s Golden Glowtion Shimmer Oil Recipe

© Rebecca Dawn Dillon

Ingredients:

4.75 oz. fractionated coconut oil
2.75 oz. clear jojoba oil
.75 oz. gold sparkle mica
.2 oz. skin safe fragrance oil, of choice

Instructions:

You’ll need a digital scale to weigh out all of the ingredients for my golden glowtion shimmer oil recipe.

Begin by weighing out the fractionated coconut oil, clear jojoba oil and a skin safe fragrance oil of your choice. Combine the ingredients in a large glass beaker or glass Pyrex measuring cup. Stir to combine.

Now weigh out the add the mica. Mix vigorously until the mica is thoroughly combined throughout the oil and there are no more clumps.

Once combined, use a funnel to fill evenly fill two 4 oz. bottle with a mist sprayer. (I used the 4 oz. Frosted PET Cosmo Round Bottles with White Fine Mist Sprayers and Brushed Aluminum Collars from SKS Bottle & Packaging found here.) Then screw on the sprayers to your bottles.

Cleopatras Golden Glowtion Shimmer Oil Recipe! Get glitzy with Cleopatra's golden glowtion shimmer oil! Cleopatra's golden glowtion shimmer oil recipe creates a dry body oil loaded with lots of golden light reflecting mica. Spray it on and massage in for highlights and an all over golden glow that helps to hide skin's subtle imperfections and give the appearance of a more even skin tone!

Label your golden glowtion shimmer oil bottles as desired for personal use or gifting. (I made a sticker label for mine glowtion using Egyptian clipart that I purchased from JustClipz. Then I simply printed my labels onto sticker paper, cut them out and applied them to the bottles.)

To use, vigorously shake the bottle to evenly remix the ingredients (the mica will settle) then spray onto skin and massage in.

Want more great bath and beauty recipes? Then be sure to follow me on PinterestG+TumblrFacebookTwitterBlog Lovin’, and Instagram. Or sign up to receive new posts from Soap Deli News blog to your email via FeedBurner so you never miss a post.

Also don’t forget to share photos of your finished products with the hashtag #soapdelishowoff on instagram!

Mermaid Shimmer Body Spray Recipe

This post may contain affiliate links. Please see my disclosure policy.

This gorgeous mermaid shimmer body spray recipe leaves a touch of light reflecting, mica shimmer on skin so anyone feel like a mermaid for a day! Customize the recipe further with your own favorite scent. You can even use it on hair for extra shine!

Mermaid Shimmer Body Spray Recipe! This gorgeous mermaid shimmer body spray recipe leaves a touch of light reflecting, mica shimmer on skin so anyone feel like a mermaid for a day! Customize the recipe further with your own favorite scent. You can even use it in your hair!

No one wants to douse themselves in heavy, greasy feeling oils, especially in summer. So I formulated my mermaid shimmer body spray as a dry oil body spray. It sprays on and absorbs quickly so there’s greasy after feel. What’s left behind is soft, shimmering skin and a lovely fragrance!

Even better, this mermaid shimmer body spray is super easy to make. Just weigh, measure and mix the ingredients. Your final product is then ready in under ten minutes!

Mermaid Shimmer Body Spray Recipe! This gorgeous mermaid shimmer body spray recipe leaves a touch of light reflecting, mica shimmer on skin so anyone feel like a mermaid for a day! Customize the recipe further with your own favorite scent. You can even use it in your hair!

Mermaid Shimmer Body Spray Recipe

© Rebecca Dawn Dillon

Ingredients:

.5 oz. rosehip seed oil
1 oz. clear jojoba oil
1.25 oz. fractionated coconut oil
1 oz. apricot kernel oil
.1 oz. skin safe fragrance oil
2 mL vitamin E oil (optional)
1/4 teaspoon cellini blue mica powder (or similar)
4 teaspoons super pearly white mica powder

Instructions:

You will need a digital scale and a set of measuring spoons for my mermaid shimmer body spray recipe. You’ll also need a graduated plastic transfer pipette to measure out the vitamin E oil.

Mermaid Shimmer Body Spray Recipe! This gorgeous mermaid shimmer body spray recipe leaves a touch of light reflecting, mica shimmer on skin so anyone feel like a mermaid for a day! Customize the recipe further with your own favorite scent. You can even use it in your hair!

Begin by weighing out the rosehip seed oil, jojoba  oil, fractionated coconut oil and apricot kernel oil. Combine in a glass beaker or a glass Pyrex measuring cup. Stir to combine.

Now weigh out your fragrance oil of choice and mix into the container of oils. I used a Citrus Blossoms & Heliotrope fragrance oil for my mermaid shimmer body spray recipe.

Using a graduated plastic transfer pipette, measure out the vitamin E oil and stir in. (Learn more about vitamin E oil and its use in DIY skin care here.)

Next, using a teaspoon measurement, measure out the micas and add to the oils. Stir vigorously until the mica is fully incorporated into the dry body oil base. There shouldn’t be any clumps and the color should be uniform throughout.

Note: Swap out the cellini blue mica for another color to customize the final color of your mermaid shimmer body spray! And don’t worry. This color won’t translate onto your skin.

Tip: If you’d also like to include glitter in your mermaid shimmer body spray, you can add glitter as well. However, you’ll need a very fine glitter that is .004″ in size so it doesn’t clog the sprayer.

Mermaid Shimmer Body Spray Recipe! This gorgeous mermaid shimmer body spray recipe leaves a touch of light reflecting, mica shimmer on skin so anyone feel like a mermaid for a day! Customize the recipe further with your own favorite scent. You can even use it in your hair!

Once combined, use a funnel to fill one 4 oz. bottle with a mist sprayer. (I used the 4 oz. Frosted PET Cosmo Round Bottles with White Fine Mist Sprayers and Brushed Aluminum Collars from SKS Bottle & Packaging found here.)

Screw on the sprayer then label your bottle as desired for personal use or gifting. (I made a sticker for mine by printing mermaid cat clipart from LePetite Market onto sticker paper.)

If you’d rather make my mermaid shimmer body spray recipe to sell, you’ll need to follow FDA guidelines for labeling your product. 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.

To use, simply shake the bottle to remix the ingredients (the mica will settle) then spray onto skin and massage in.

Unicorn Glitter Butter! This magical unicorn glitter butter recipe is perfect for parties and summer festivals! Scented with a sweet candy crush fragrance oil, this lavender colored unicorn glitter butter leaves a lovely layer of iridescent sparkly glitter on skin wherever it's applied!

If you enjoyed this recipe, then you may like these other magical recipes including my unicorn glitter butter recipe, my DIY unicorn pressed eyeshadow tri-color palette, this easy DIY unicorn body glitter, my upcycled unicorn party hats, this unicorn macaron soap tutorial, my unicorn inspired rainbow moldable sugar scrub recipe, this multicolored DIY unicorn balm, my mermaid lagoon bath bomb recipe, and my mermaid soap tutorial.

Also be sure to follow me on PinterestG+TumblrFacebookTwitterBlog Lovin’, and Instagram. Or sign up to receive new posts from Soap Deli News blog to your email via FeedBurner so you never miss a post.

Did you make my mermaid shimmer body spray recipe? Share your finished product with the hashtag #soapdelishowoff on instagram!

DIY Pressed Eyeshadow: Four Color Recipes for Back to School

This post may contain affiliate links. Please see my disclosure policy.

Back to school is right around the corner. Whether you have teenage girls headed back to school or you’re simply just ready for fall, you’ll have a blast creating your own DIY pressed eyeshadow colors to kick off the new season!

DIY Pressed Eyeshadow: Four Color Recipes for Back to School! Back to school is right around the corner. Whether you have teenage girls headed back to school or you're simply just ready for fall, you'll have a blast creating your own DIY pressed eyeshadow colors to kick off the new season!

DIY Pressed Eyeshadow

Following are four DIY pressed eyeshadow shades created by myself and my friend, Bambi, over cocktails recently. Whether you make one or all of these rich autumn aligned shades, you’ll definitely be hooked on the process. We had an absolute blast making these!

DIY Pressed Eyeshadow: Four Color Recipes for Back to School! Back to school is right around the corner. Whether you have teenage girls headed back to school or you're simply just ready for fall, you'll have a blast creating your own DIY pressed eyeshadow colors to kick off the new season!

Once you’ve tried our eyeshadow colors, be sure to whip up some of your own custom colors to match your existing wardrobe! And don’t forget to share your DIY pressed eyeshadow color creations by using the tag #soapdelishowoff on instagram! (You might even get featured on my blog!)

DIY Pressed Eyeshadow in Mermaid Sunset! Learn how to create your own DIY pressed eyeshadow in a beautiful amethyst color, plus find out where to buy mermaid makeup brushes!

DIY Pressed Eyeshadow #1 Mermaid Sunset

Ingredients:

2 scoops sericite
8 scoops amethyst mica
8 scoops mauvey gem mica
2 scoops super pearly white mica
7 drops isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol
7 drops dimethicone

DIY Pressed Eyeshadow #2 Golden Apple

Ingredients:

2 scoops sericite
8 scoops gold sparkle mica
8 scoops copper lip safe mica
1 scoop amethyst mica
7 drops isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol
7 drops dimethicone

DIY Pressed Eyeshadow: Four Color Recipes for Back to School! Back to school is right around the corner. Whether you have teenage girls headed back to school or you're simply just ready for fall, you'll have a blast creating your own DIY pressed eyeshadow colors to kick off the new season!

DIY Pressed Eyeshadow #3 Punk Princess

Ingredients:

4 scoops sericite
10 scoops coral mica
4 scoops super pearly white mica
4 scoops copper sparkle mica
8 scoops matte black oxide pigment powder
7 drops isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol
7 drops dimethicone

DIY Pressed Eyeshadow: Four Color Recipes for Back to School! Back to school is right around the corner. Whether you have teenage girls headed back to school or you're simply just ready for fall, you'll have a blast creating your own DIY pressed eyeshadow colors to kick off the new season!

DIY Pressed Eyeshadow #4 Mossy Apple

Ingredients:

4 scoops sericite
2 scoops titanium dioxide
14 scoops apple moss green mica
4 scoops cellini blue mica
7 drops isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol
7 drops dimethicone

Instructions:

To make your first DIY pressed eyeshadow color, first select the shade you’d like to create. In addition to the eyeshadow recipe ingredients – I purchased my micas from Brambleberry – you’ll also need some .15CC scoops for all of the dry measurements. You’ll be using graduated transfer pipette to measure out the dimethicone and rubbing alcohol in drops.

You’ll also need some eyeshadow pans. Bambi and I used 3 mL silver plastic jars with hinged lids and clear windows from SKS Bottle & Packaging for our DIY pressed eyeshadow singles. However, SKS also offers stylish 3 mL black polystyrene make-up compacts with crystal clear plastic hinged lids as well.

Once you have all of your ingredients, you’re ready to begin.

Begin with the sericite, add the number of scoops called for in a small dish or shallow bowl. (My scoops were not exact. I used slightly rounded scoops for each ingredient.)

Follow with the micas and/or other colorants, then mix well using a toothpick or other small utensil.

Take the Brave Pretty Challenge.

Once you’ve evenly mixed the dry ingredients, use a transfer pipette to add the rubbing alcohol and mix well. Follow with the dimethicone. Mix the eyeshadow with a toothpick until  it is evenly coated with the wet ingredients.

Now fill your eyeshadow pan with the shadow, piling it into a mound. Gently press the shadow down with your finger just until the eyeshadow is about even with the top of the eyeshadow pan.

Next, wrap a piece of thin linen or a paper towel over a quarter.

Press the wrapped quarter on top of the shadow into your cavity with as much force as possible, then gently remove the quarter. Allow the eyeshadow to dry and then it’s done!

DIY Pressed Eyeshadow: Four Color Recipes for Back to School! Back to school is right around the corner. Whether you have teenage girls headed back to school or you're simply just ready for fall, you'll have a blast creating your own DIY pressed eyeshadow colors to kick off the new season!

Notes & Tips:

For cream eyeshadows simply add more dimethicone to suit. You’ll want to start small and test the shadow as you add more dimethicone. For loose eyeshadows, simply omit the alcohol and dimethicone all together and combine the ingredients in a small eyeshadow sifter jar.

You can also scent your DIY pressed eyeshadow pans. Simply add 1-2 drops of skin safe fragrance oil to the recipe and add in after the alcohol!

Don’t want to use dimethicone? Try vegetable glycerin instead! Alternately, if you don’t want to make your own eyeshadow but would like to support someone who does, you can purchase artisan made eyeshadows on Etsy here.

Mermaid Makeup Brushes! High quality and deep cleaning fibers are used on these mermaid makeup brushes for lasting performance, fitting and protecting your sensitive skin!

Want your own beautiful mermaid makeup brushes? You can buy this mermaid makeup brush set here. Or choose from a huge collection of mermaid makeup brushes and sets in other colors here. Also be sure to check out my mermaid lagoon bath bomb recipe!

DIY Unicorn Eyeshadow in a Tri-Color Pressed Palette! Learn how to make your own DIY unicorn eyeshadow. This fun trio of pressed eyeshadows offers lasting pastel color and shimmer that's perfect for eyes. Once you've mastered these colors, be sure to try out your own custom DIY unicorn eyeshadow colors!

If you like my DIY pressed eyeshadow recipes, then you may also like my scented DIY unicorn eyeshadow in a tri-color pressed palette! This fun trio of scented pressed eyeshadows offers lasting pastel color and shimmer that’s perfect for eyes.

DIY scented eyeshadows! Learn how to create your own stunning scented mineral eyeshadows for a custom look day or night!

You can find my unicorn mineral makeup eyeshadow tutorial here along with recipes for a trio of alternate colors.

Plant based makeup is the new trend. However, you don't have to spend a fortune investing in premiere brand natural cosmetics to get it. Instead, try making your own! Simply start with a few natural ingredients and add micas to create your own custom colored makeup sticks! 

If you’d like to make more of my DIY cosmetics, also be sure to check out my makeup recipes for creating your own rose scented DIY all-in-one beauty stick for lips, eyes and cheeks as well as my plant based makeup recipe for creating a rose scented 4-in-1 all over cream beauty stick that works as a bronzer, eyeshadow, blush and lipstick!

For more great DIY’s like these, be sure to follow my Pinterest boards here. You can also find and follow me on G+TumblrFacebookTwitterBlog Lovin’, and Instagram. Or sign up to receive new posts directly to your email via FeedBurner.

Scented DIY Unicorn Eyeshadow in a Tri-Color Pressed Palette

This post may contain affiliate links. Please see my disclosure policy.

Learn how to make your own scented DIY unicorn eyeshadow. This fun trio of scented pressed eyeshadows offers lasting pastel color and shimmer that’s perfect for eyes. Once you’ve mastered these colors, be sure to try out your own custom DIY unicorn eyeshadow in custom colors and scents!

DIY Unicorn Eyeshadow in a Tri-Color Pressed Palette! Learn how to make your own scented DIY unicorn eyeshadow. This fun trio of pressed eyeshadows offers lasting pastel color and shimmer that's perfect for eyes. Once you've mastered these colors, be sure to try out your own custom DIY unicorn eyeshadow colors!

Ready to jump right into creating your own unicorn inspired eyeshadow? There are a few things you’ll need for this mineral makeup project.

DIY Unicorn Eyeshadow in a Tri-Color Pressed Palette! Learn how to make your own scented DIY unicorn eyeshadow. This fun trio of pressed eyeshadows offers lasting pastel color and shimmer that's perfect for eyes. Once you've mastered these colors, be sure to try out your own custom DIY unicorn eyeshadow colors!

DIY Unicorn Eyeshadow Ingredients & Materials:

I used the 10 ml black plastic jars with 3 dividers with black window lids from SKS Bottle & Packaging for my DIY unicorn shadow to keep the colors separate. However, you can mix all of the colors individually then fill an undivided jar in three sections of color. This will allow you to swipe all of the colors onto one brush at the same time to use as a highlighter.

Learn how to make your own DIY unicorn eyeshadow. This fun trio of scented pressed eyeshadows offers lasting pastel color and shimmer that's perfect for eyes. Once you've mastered these colors, be sure to try out your own custom DIY unicorn eyeshadow colors!

You’ll also need an assortment of eye safe micas, fine silver rainbow cosmetic glitter and sericite to create your colors. I purchased these ingredients from Brambleberry.

And, to keep the colors together when pressed, improve glide and staying power, I also used isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol and dimethicone.

If you’d like your DIY unicorn eyeshadow scented, you’ll also need a skin safe fragrance oil. I used a rose quartz fragrance oil, also from Brambleberry, however you can use any fragrance oil you prefer. I recommend a skin safe fragrance oil with no vanilla content and that’s mostly clear without a heavy yellow cast.

Have everything you need? Let’s get started! You’ll find the mineral makeup recipes for each of the colors for your DIY unicorn eyeshadow below. I used .15CC scoops for all of the dry measurements indicated and a graduated transfer pipette to measure out the liquid ingredients in drops.

Learn how to make your own DIY unicorn eyeshadow. This fun trio of scented pressed eyeshadows offers lasting pastel color and shimmer that's perfect for eyes. Once you've mastered these colors, be sure to try out your own custom DIY unicorn eyeshadow colors!

Scented DIY Unicorn Eyeshadow

© Rebecca D. Dillon

Pink Shimmer Eyeshadow Ingredients:

8 scoops sericite
16 scoops rose pearl mica
8 scoops super pearly white mica
20 scoops fine silver rainbow eco-glitter

12 drops isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol
16 drops dimethicone
5 drops rose quartz fragrance oil

Purple Shimmer Eyeshadow Ingredients:

8 scoops sericite
8  scoops mauvey gem mica
8 scoops amethyst purple mica
8 scoops super pearly white mica
20 scoops fine silver rainbow eco-glitter

12 drops isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol
16 drops dimethicone
5 drops rose quartz fragrance oil

Blue Shimmer Eyeshadow Ingredients:

8 scoops sericite
16  scoops cellini blue mica
8 scoops super pearly white mica
20 scoops fine silver rainbow eco-glitter

12 drops isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol
16 drops dimethicone
5 drops rose quartz fragrance oil

Instructions:

Begin by cutting out a small piece of cardboard that fits into the cavities of your container. You can do this by tracing a circle around the jar, then cutting it out slightly inside the circle you drew so that it fits inside the jar. Then cut the circle into three equal parts that match the cavities of your container. Trim them down slightly until each fits inside a cavity.

 Next, you’ll make the eyeshadow colors for your DIY unicorn eyeshadow. To do this, start with your first color recipe. Begin with the sericite, adding 8 scoops of the ingredient to a small dish or shallow bowl. (My scoops were not exact. I used slightly rounded scoops for each ingredient.)

Learn how to make your own scented DIY unicorn eyeshadow. This fun trio of scented pressed eyeshadows offers lasting pastel color and shimmer that’s perfect for eyes. Once you’ve mastered these colors, be sure to try out your own custom DIY unicorn eyeshadow in custom colors and scents!

Follow with the micas, then mix well using a toothpick or other small utensil.

Now add the glitter and remix until all of the dry ingredients are fully incorporated into the shadow.

Once you’ve mixed the dry ingredients, use a dropper to add the rubbing alcohol, dimethicone and the fragrance oil. Mix well with a toothpick until the eyeshadow is evenly coated with the wet ingredients.

Fill one of the cavities of your eyeshadow pan with the shadow, piling it into a mound. Gently press the shadow down with your finger just until the eyeshadow is about even with the top of the jar.

Next, wrap one of the small pieces of cardboard you cut out in a piece of thin linen or wax paper.

Press the wrapped cardboard on top of the shadow into your cavity with as much force as possible, then gently remove the wrapped cardboard. Your first color is now complete!

Simply follow the same process with your remaining scented DIY unicorn eyeshadow colors until your tri-color eyeshadow pan is full.

DIY Unicorn Eyeshadow in a Tri-Color Pressed Palette! Learn how to make your own scented DIY unicorn eyeshadow. This fun trio of pressed eyeshadows offers lasting pastel color and shimmer that's perfect for eyes. Once you've mastered these colors, be sure to try out your own custom DIY unicorn eyeshadow colors and scents!

Let your scented unicorn eyeshadow rest overnight. They’re then ready to use the next day!

To use your scented DIY unicorn eyeshadow, apply as desired with an eyeshadow brush over your favorite eyeshadow primer for long lasting shimmer and color.

If you like my DIY unicorn eyeshadow but aren’t ready to take the plunge into creating your own, then you may like Absolute New York’s Twilight Icon Eyeshadow Palette.

Each luxurious palette comes with a rainbow of twelve eyeshadow colors, a large mirror and a dual-ended eyeshadow brush – everything needed for your perfect eye look. The extensive range of shades features everything from soft neutrals to decadent jewel-toned metallics – and can be used seamlessly from day to night. You can find this eyeshadow palette here.

DIY scented eyeshadows! Learn how to create your own stunning scented mineral eyeshadows for a custom look day or night!

Ready to make another one?

My friend, Bambi, also made her own custom tri-color eyeshadow palette. She scented her eyeshadow colors with a green smoothie fragrance oil. Following is her recipe!

DIY scented eyeshadows! Learn how to create your own stunning scented mineral eyeshadows for a custom look day or night!

Copper Eyeshadow Ingredients:

4 scoops sericite
16  scoops party pink mica
16 scoops copper lip safe mica

16 drops isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol
16 drops dimethicone
4 drops green smoothie fragrance oil

Blue Eyeshadow Ingredients:

4 scoops sericite
16  scoops cellini blue mica
16 scoops copper lip safe mica

16 drops isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol
16 drops dimethicone
4 drops green smoothie fragrance oil

Coral Eyeshadow Ingredients:

4 scoops sericite
16  scoops party pink mica
16 scoops gold sparkle mica

16 drops isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol
16 drops dimethicone
4 drops green smoothie fragrance oil

DIY scented eyeshadows! Learn how to create your own stunning scented mineral eyeshadows for a custom look day or night!

To make these eyeshadows colors, simply follow the instructions to creating the scented DIY unicorn eyeshadow above.

Can I sell my eyeshadows?

If you are wanting to sell your scented DIY unicorn eyeshadow palettes, there are a few things you should be aware of first. Currently glitter, mica-based pearlescent pigments, and other composite pigments used in cosmetics are NOT FDA approved for cosmetics.

The FDA is currently exercising discretionary enforcement of these color additives while they are in discussion over regulatory status and safety. You can find further discussion on this at Marie Gale’s blog here. Marie Gale is author of the book, Soap and Cosmetic Labeling: How to Follow the Rules and Regs Explained in Plain English, which I highly recommend for anyone selling handcrafted cosmetic and skin care products.

Want more recipes?

Learn how to make your own fabulous DIY unicorn balm! This tri-color DIY unicorn balm leaves just a hint of shimmer on your skin and can be scented with your favorite fragrance! Plus it makes a great homemade gift idea for anyone who loves unicorns - or simply wants sparkle like one for the day!

If you love my scented DIY unicorn eyeshadow then you’ll also like my DIY unicorn balm. This tri-color DIY unicorn balm leaves just a hint of shimmer on your skin and can be scented with your favorite fragrance! Learn how to make it here.

To discover even more of my homemade skin care recipes as well as others from around the web, be sure to follow my Pinterest boards. You can also find and follow me on G+TumblrFacebookTwitterBlog Lovin’, and Instagram. Or sign up to receive new posts from Soap Deli News blog to your email via FeedBurner so you never miss a post.

And, if you make homemade soaps or bath & body products, be sure to add the hashtag #soapdelishowoff to your instagram posts for a chance to have your handmade products featured! I will be featuring your creations on Soap Deli News blog on my (semi-regular) weekend wrap up posts!