Sunday Spotlight: Unique Bath and Body Products & Shops

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Sixteen unique bath and body products from four fantastic bath and body shops that offer a fun twist on skin care. Browse for inspiration or shop for unique homemade gifts!

Sunday Spotlight:  Unique Bath and Body Products & Shops

Sixteen unique bath and body products from four fantastic bath and body shops that offer a fun twist on skin care. Browse for inspiration or shop for unique homemade gifts!

Skin Food by AB

Skin Food by AB is a cruelty free skin care company sells artisan organic skincare products that are handmade in small batches from raw ingredients. Superfoods, butters, herbs and oils are used to create products with a purpose that soothe, cleanse and restore skin and their ailments.

Skin Food by AB is a cruelty free skin care company sells artisan organic skincare products that are handmade in small batches from raw ingredients. Superfoods, butters, herbs and oils are used to create products with a purpose that soothe, cleanse and restore skin and their ailments.

From Skin Food by AB: Detox Organic Charcoal Soap // Tomato Lip Balm with Turmeric + Honey // Organic Coffee Scrub // Orange Ginger Soap

Stephanie Street Soap & Skincare

Stephanie Street Soap & Skincare offers delectable soap cupcakes, artistic soap bars, shaving sets, all-natural lip and body balms, and luxurious bath products.

Stephanie Street Soap & Skincare offers delectable soap cupcakes, artistic soap bars, shaving sets, all-natural lip and body balms, and luxurious bath products.

The owner of Stephanie Street Soap & Skincare, Stephanie, is a former NYC pastry chef who started making all-natural body balms after becoming pregnant and learning how much of what we put on our skin is absorbed into our bodies. After looking around at all the wonderful oils and butters at her fingertips, she decided to try her hand at making cold process soap and fell in love! As a result, Stephanie Street Soap & Skincare was founded out of Stephanie’s desire to help others treat their skin better, while indulging their senses.

Stephanie Street Soap & Skincare offers delectable soap cupcakes, artistic soap bars, shaving sets, all-natural lip and body balms, and luxurious bath products.

From Stephanie Street Soap & Skincare: Rose Vanilla Soap Cupcake // Morocco Hand & Body Soap // Tea Tree Soap Face & Body Soap // Pineapple Cupcake Soap

Sweet Suds by April

Sweet Suds by April offers a delectable, realistic collection of handmade food and dessert inspired soap treats and more! A writer and journalist by trade, April has recently started a family and now has the opportunity to stay at home with her son, Luke, while at the same time pursue her passion for soapmaking.

Sweet Suds by April offers a delectable, realistic collection of handmade food and dessert inspired soap treats and more! A writer and journalist by trade, April has recently started a family and now has the opportunity to stay at home with her son, Luke, while at the same time pursue her passion for soapmaking.

From Sweet Suds by April: Chocolate Half-Dipped Swirl Butter Cookie Soap // Lemon Cream Tart Soap // Salted & Sprinkled Caramel Apple Soap // Set of Three Handmade Donut Soaps

Lotus Flower Soap

Lotus Flower Soap sells exclusive gift gem soaps handcrafted using natural butters and aromatherapeutic essential oils.

Lotus Flower Soap sells exclusive gift gem soaps handcrafted using natural butters and aromatherapeutic essential oils.

From Lotus Flower Soap: Malachite Soap Rock // Amethyst Soap Rock // Turquoise Soap Rock // Citrine Geode Soap Rock

For even more unique bath and body products you’re sure to love, visit Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen here. Or visit my Bath + Beauty board on Pinterest here. Also be sure to check out last week’s Sunday Spotlight that features Artisan Bath and Body Favorites. You can also browse all of my handmade favorites by following me on Etsy here.

Do you have any tried and true unique bath and body products that you can’t get enough of? Be sure to share them in the comments below.

Want to learn how to make your own unique bath and body products? You can browse my own collection of homemade soap recipes here. Or find my homemade bath and body recipes here. I also have a huge collection of bath and body ideas and recipes that I’ve saved on Pinterest from across the web.

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Sunday Spotlight: Artisan Bath and Body Shop Favorites

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Artisan Bath and Body Shop Favorites: Three artisan bath and body Etsy shops I’m crushing on right now!

Artisan Bath and Body Shop Favorites

Three artisan bath and body Etsy shops I’m crushing on right now! (Because, yes. I am both an Etsy addict and an artisan bath and body addict regardless of whether or not I make my own bath and body products. It’s an addiction. But quite a fantastic addiction in my humble opinion.)

Four Foxes Candles

Four Foxes Candles sells luxury hand poured soy candles in fragrances that delight including scents like bamboo ginger and buttermilk pancakes. There’s even a Game of Thrones inspired candle line for favorites characters like Sansa Stark and the various houses including House Baratheon. You’ll also find handmade bath salts, sugar scrubs and even yoga mat sprays to fill your needs.

Four Foxes Candles sells luxury hand poured soy candles in fragrances that delight including scents like bamboo ginger and buttermilk pancakes.

From Four Foxes CandlesEgyptian Amber Bath Salts // Pumpkin Spice Sugar Scrub // Bamboo Mint Soy Candle // Red Ginger Saffron Soy Candle

Simple Traditions

Simple Traditions offers an array of bath and beauty products hand crafted by a stay at home mom. You’re sure to find many favorites here among the wide selection of whipped soaps, body scrubs, solid lotion bars, lip tints and solid perfumes. How can you possibly resist whipped soaps scented like an island margarita or an almond biscotti scented sugar scrub?

Simple Traditions offers an array of bath and beauty products hand crafted by a stay at home mom. You’re sure to find many favorites here among the wide selection of whipped soaps, body scrubs, solid lotion bars, lip tints and solid perfumes.

From Simple Traditions: Pistachio Macaroon Whipped Soap // Cake Batter Solid Lotion Bar Moisturizer // Vegan Chai Tea Soap Bar // Moisturizing Coffee Break Lip Tint

Kopa Kauai

Kopa Kauai sells tropically inspired organic soaps handmade in Kauai, Hawaii that contain natural clay, seeds and other botanicals and are made with ingredients like shea butter, coconut oil and olive oil.

Kopa Kauai sells tropically inspired organic soaps handmade in Kauai, Hawaii that contain natural clay, seeds and other botanicals and are made with ingredients like shea butter, coconut oil and olive oil.

From Kopa Kauai: Orange Blossom (Neroli) Handmade Soap // Coconut Sandalwood Handmade Soap // Lavender Mint Sea Salt Soap // Papaya Passion Handmade Soap

For even more of my artisan bath and body Etsy favorites visit Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen here. Or visit my Bath + Beauty board on Pinterest here.

Which artisan bath and body products are your favorites? Let me know in the comments below!

Looking for great handmade gift ideas? Check out my gift idea collections on Etsy created for pretty much everyone on your list: Gift Ideas for GuysGift Ideas for DIY-ersGift Ideas for Pet OwnersUnique Handmade GiftsGift Ideas for HerHousewarming GiftsGift Ideas for KidsGift Ideas for Little GirlsGift Ideas for SweetheartsGift Ideas for Coffee + Chocolate LoversGift Ideas for Unicorn LoversPumpkin Spice Gift IdeasGift Ideas for Pin Lovers and Gift Ideas for Co-Workers.


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Last Minute Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

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Mother’s Day is this Sunday, May 8th, 2016! If you’re still on the hunt for last minute Mother’s day gift ideas, then you’ll love this collection of Mother’s day gift ideas! Make them in just an hour in an afternoon and then gift them the same day! Don’t have supplies on hand? I’ve also included a few great last minute Mother’s day gift ideas that you can buy!

If you're still on the hunt for last minute Mother's day gift ideas, then you'll love this collection of Mother's day gift ideas you can DIY for mom in an afternoon that are ready for gifting the same day!

Last Minute Mother’s Day Gift Ideas to DIY

1. Adzuki Bean Soap Recipe – This easy DIY adzuki bean soap makes a beautiful and functional homemade Mother’s Day gift! Made from a glycerin soap base, this adzuki bean soap recipe is a snap to make and is ready to gift the same day.

2. Custom Dry Oil Body Spray Recipe – Learn how to make this DIY Dry Body Oil Spray as a custom scented homemade Mother’s Day gift for mom!

3. Homemade Solid Perfume Recipe – This easy homemade solid perfume recipe makes a wonderful last minute Mother’s Day gift idea! Simply customize it with mom’s favorite scent!

4. Lush Inspired Massage Bar Recipe – This Lush inspired massage bar recipe is super simple to make and is a wonderful homemade Mother’s Day gift idea!

If you're still on the hunt for last minute Mother's day gift ideas, then you'll love this collection of Mother's day gift ideas you can DIY for mom in an afternoon that are ready for gifting the same day!

5. Natural Sal Butter Sugar Scrub Recipe – This naturally colored and scented sal butter sugar scrub recipe creates a natural, nourishing scrub that is especially suited for mom’s maturing skin. In addition to sal butter, this sugar scrub recipe also contains healing neem oil and moisturizing coconut oil.

6. Organic Peppercorn Massage Melt and Pour Soap Recipe – This fun homemade soap contains black peppercorns that gently massage skin as the soap is used.

7. Natural Lavender Bath Salts Recipe – Help mom keeping her skin looking and feeling great with this natural coconut milk & lavender bath salts recipe.

8. Ginger Lime Salt Scrub Recipe – Looking for a fresh new scrub for a last minute Mother’s day gift? Try this invigorating ginger and lime homemade salt scrub recipe! Not only is it easy to make, but it offers exceptional exfoliating and moisturizing benefits for your skin.

If you're still on the hunt for last minute Mother's day gift ideas, then you'll love this collection of Mother's day gift ideas you can DIY for mom in an afternoon that are ready for gifting the same day!

9. DIY Custom Herbal Tea Blends – Create the perfect last minute Mother’s day gift by gifting her with a relaxing, custom herbal tea blend!

10. DIY Lemongrass and Sage Bath Bombs – These freshly scented bath bombs make a relaxing last minute Mother’s day gift idea.

11. Homemade Lavender Bath Melts Recipe – These easy lavender scented bath melts contain soy wax to help them stand up better to storage before use and help to moisturize and protect dry or maturing skin from the elements.

12. DIY Terrariums – These cute terrariums are perfect as last minute Mother’s day gift ideas! Just collect materials from outside and combine them in a glass container!

Last Minute Mother's Day Gift Ideas that Mom is sure to love!

Last Minute Mother’s Day Gift Ideas to Buy

1. Julep Beauty Box – A Julep Beauty Box gift subscription is the perfect Mother’s day gift for beauty lovers! Each monthly box includes award-winning multi-benefit beauty products plus recipients get to customize their beauty box selection each month! Choose from a gift subscription of 2, 4 or 6 boxes.

2. Fitbit Alta Fitness Tracker – Help mom stay in shape with a customizable fitness tracker designed to fit her personal style. Fitbit will help your mom stay motivated by tracking all-day activity like steps, distance, calories burned and active minutes, and credit workouts with SmartTrack automatic exercise recognition. At night, Fitbit tracks sleep and more.

3. Tequila Mockingbird – For the literary mom who’s also keen on cocktails, I love the book, Tequila Mockingbird! Inside you find 65 ‘novel’ cocktail recipes that pay homage to your favorite books with punnily named provisions that include the Gin Eyre, Vermouth the Bell Tolls, the Wonderful Blizzard of Oz, Gone with the Wine, and the Last of the Mojitos. Available via ModCloth as well as via Amazon Prime.

4. Just Sew Sweet Notecard Set – This set of 16 retro notecards stirs nostalgia with packaging from four vintage sewing patterns from the 1960s.

Last Minute Mother's Day Gift Ideas for moms that love to DIY!

If mom loves to DIY then she’s sure to love one of these MakerKits! (Psst. You can get 20% off your entire order at MakersKit when you enter coupon code: MakeIt20 at checkout.)

5. Seashell & Air Plant Kit + 3 Bath Bomb Gift Set – This DIY gift set contains everything mom needs to create a fun and easy air plant display with a natural seashell. It also includes three Premium Bath Bombs, a French Lavender Mini Room Spray and French Teas & Petite Cookies.

6. DIY Spa Gift Set – This MakersKit gift set includes the ingredients to create a handmade soy candle and body scrub. In addition it also comes with one Premium Bath Bomb, a French Lavender Mini Room Spray and French Teas & Petite Cookies.

7. Honestly WTF Gemstone Soap Kit – Inspired by gemstones, this DIY soapmaking kit includes everything you need to make one of a kind original gemstone soaps. Mom can mix and match colors to create soaps to compliment any color palette in her home.

8. Succulent Geometric Terrarium Gift Set – This DIY kit contains the materials you’ll need to create a unique, modern terrarium. It also comes with one Premium Bath Bomb, a French Lavender Mini Room Spray and French Teas & Petite Cookies.

For even more last minute Mother’s Day gift ideas you can DIY, be sure to follow my Homemade Mother’s Day Gift Ideas Pinterest board as well as my post, DIY Mother’s Day Gifts You Can Make and Gift.

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Merlot Tinted Lip Balm Recipe

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This merlot tinted lip balm recipe creates a super moisturizing tinted lip balm for lips that look and feel fabulous! Plus free printable lip balm labels for gifting!

This merlot tinted lip balm recipe creates a super moisturizing tinted lip balm for lips that look and feel fabulous! Create your own tinted lip balm in custom colors for your own personal style or give my fun and flattering merlot tinted lip balm recipe a try as is for a beautiful look perfect for parties or everyday wear.

This merlot tinted lip balm recipe creates a super moisturizing tinted lip balm for lips that look and feel fabulous! Plus free printable lip balm labels for gifting!

Still looking for homemade stocking stuffer ideas? These merlot tinted lip balms are perfectly sized for homemade stocking stuffers. I’ve even included free printable lip balm labels to make gifting these tinted lip balms even easier.

This merlot tinted lip balm recipe creates a super moisturizing tinted lip balm for lips that look and feel fabulous! Plus free printable lip balm labels for gifting!

Merlot Tinted Lip Balm Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

.7 oz. grape seed oil
.3 oz. castor oil
.2 oz. shea butter
.6 oz. beeswax
.1 oz. lanolin
1.5mL peppermint essential oil, optional
2 teaspoons red orange oil locking mica shimmer
1 teaspoon Diamond Dust (or similar) mica
1/2 teaspoon matte black oxide pigment powder

Instructions:

Using a digital scale, begin by weighing out the beeswax into a small glass Pyrex measuring cup. Heat in the microwave at 50% power until the wax has melted completely. (Alternately you can use a double boiler.)

Now weigh out the shea butter and lanolin and stir into the melted beeswax. If needed, heat the ingredients again to melt fully.

Next weigh out the grape seed oil and castor oil. Stir into the melted beeswax, lanolin and shea butter mixture.

If a scent is desired, use a graduated transfer pipette to add 1/5 mL of peppermint essential oil. Stir into the tinted lip balm mixture.

Finally you’ll add the colorants.

Use measuring spoons to measure out the colorants. Whisk into the melted lip balm ingredients until thoroughly combined.

Now pour into your containers. For this merlot tinted lip balm recipe I used .3 oz. eco-friendly brown paperboard push up lip balm tubes from SKS Bottle & Packaging. This recipe will fill seven of these tubes.

Allow the lip balms to cool and solidify completely, then cap and label. (You can easily halve this tinted lip balm recipe to yield 3 1/2 lip balms. The fourth of which can be poured into a metal tin or a smaller regular sized lip balm container.)

You can download the merlot tinted lip balm labels here. Then simply print onto a brown kraft full size label, then cut out the labels just inside the black lines and adhere to the lip balm tubes. You can find kraft labels in bulk at reasonable prices at WorldLabelThis merlot tinted lip balm recipe creates a super moisturizing tinted lip balm for lips that look and feel fabulous! Create your own in custom colors for your own personal style or give my own fun and flattering tinted lip balm recipe a try as is for a beautiful look perfect for parties or everyday wear.

Prefer a different color for your tinted lip balms? Experiment with your own favorite pigments and micas or even try using more or less pigment for a sheer tint to a full blow lipstick! The red orange oil locking mica shimmer also looks great solo. My alternate recipe for my 2-in-1 lip stain and cream blush uses this same red orange oil locking shimmer mica for another fresh, fun look! For extra chapped lips, also try my winter healing body balm recipe that’s lovely for both lips and skin exposed to winter’s harsh elements.

For more of my homemade bath and beauty recipes as well as homemade stocking stuffers and Christmas gift ideas, be sure to follow me on Pinterest! You can also find and follow me via Blog Lovin’ and TumblrFacebook, Twitter, G+ and Instagram.


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Homemade Cranberry Body Butter Recipe

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This homemade cranberry body butter recipe makes a wonderful homemade Christmas gift idea! Plus you'll love the less greasy formula!

This homemade cranberry body butter recipe is easy to craft and makes a wonderful homemade Christmas gift idea. Not only does it smell delectable – and seasonally suited! – but it’s not as greasy as many traditional body butters.

This homemade cranberry body butter recipe makes a wonderful homemade Christmas gift idea!

Cranberry Body Butter Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

3 oz. refined shea butter
.25 oz. refined/deodorized cocoa butter
.2 oz. grape seed oil
.1 oz. Cyclomethicone
.05 oz. pure tapioca starch
.1 oz. cranberry fragrance oil of choice
pinch coral oil locking mica shimmer, optional

Instructions:

Using a digital kitchen scale weigh out the cocoa and shea butter into a large glass Pyrex measuring cup. Heat at reduced power until the butters have melted. Carefully remove the butters from the microwave – use a pot holder as the glass will be hot! – then weigh and add the remaining ingredients.

I used both the Cyclomethicone and the tapioca starch to make this cranberry body butter recipe less greasy. You can omit one or either however it will alter the feel of the final product. For the fragrance I used a Frosted Cranberry fragrance oil but you can choose your favorite or omit it for an unscented body butter. (You can also use Cyclomethicone in this awesome dry body oil spray recipe.)

Stir well and use a stick blender if needed to fully incorporate the color. It will want to settle onto the bottom if not mixed thoroughly. Allow to harden overnight then stir once more before use. (You can speed this up by placing your cranberry body butter in the fridge.)

This cranberry body butter recipe yields enough body butter to fit into one 4 oz. jar. I used a small Ball 4 oz. jelly mason jar from the grocery store for this particular recipe.

To use simply scoop out a small amount and rub onto skin as desired. Keep in mind that a little goes a long way!

 This homemade cranberry body butter recipe makes a wonderful homemade Christmas gift idea!

To create labels for the tops of your jars of body butter you will need a full size sheet of sticker paper, a marker, a stamp you like and a stamp pad. I used a StazOn Multi-Surface Inkpad to prevent smudging. Turn your sticker paper upside down so you are drawing on the portion you peel off and then trace around the inside of the mason jar ring.

Now cut around the line you just drew with scissors.

Next, place the stamp you are using firmly on the ink pad to ensure even coverage then stamp the front of the sticker paper circle you just cut out. Remove the backing from the sticker paper and place the stamped sticker onto the top of the lid. It’s that easy!

For more homemade bath and body recipes be sure to visit Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen. You can also find more skin care recipes and homemade Christmas gift ideas by following my Pinterest boards. If you’d like to read more from Soap Deli News be sure to follow me on Tumblr, Blog Lovin’, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


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