Cleopatra’s Golden Glowtion Shimmer Oil Recipe

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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.

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Mermaid Shimmer Body Spray Recipe

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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.

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8 Last Minute Mother’s Day Gift Ideas to DIY

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If you can squeeze in an hour out of your busy schedule then you can DIY these last minute Mother's Day gift ideas! Make them in an afternoon. Gift the next day.

If you stay crazy busy like me, then there’s a good chance you meant to make a homemade gift for Mother’s Day but, well, it hasn’t happened yet. So just in case you can squeeze in an hour to get your craft on, here are a few last minute Mother’s Day gift ideas you can DIY.

Last Minute  Mother’s Day Gifts to DIY

Craft these DIY Himalayan Pink Salt + Rosemary Bath Bombs via Under A Tin Roof blog as last minute Mother's Day gift!

These DIY Himalayan Pink Salt + Rosemary Bath Bombs via Under A Tin Roof are a great way to give mom the permission she too often feels she needs – I mean we were all demanding kids, right? – to wind down and relax. And chances are you’ll be able to source all of the ingredients locally between your grocer and/or your local co-op.

These DIY Rose + Lavender Bath Bombs via Lauren Conrad make a lovely homemade Mother's Day gift!

Alternately, these DIY Rose + Lavender Bath Bombs via Lauren Conrad are also lovely and contain ingredients that should be a little bit easier to gather if you don’t live close to a major city.

These DIY Mother's Day Teacup Planters via Housewives of Frederick County make a wonderful last minute Mother's Day gift! All you'll need is a vintage teacup or two, some potting soil and succulents. Plus there's a free Mother's Day printable gift tag!

If you’re a thrift store queen, then these DIY Mother’s Day Teacup Planters via Housewives of Frederick County may be right up your alley – and mom’s! (I mean, you got it from somewhere, right?) All you’ll need is a vintage teacup or two, some potting soil and succulents. The pretty Mother’s Day gift tags are also cake! Just download the free printable created by designer, Lindsey Swink, of Bare Ink Co.

This scented DIY dry oil body spray for dry skin is made with natural "dry" oils that won't leave your skin feeling greasy but still nourish and moisturize skin in need. The addition of a fragrance means you can wear your favorite scent while still caring for your skin!

My own DIY Scented Dry Oil Body Spray is also perfect for gifting. In fact, with just a few simple ingredients, all there is to this DIY is to weigh the ingredients then mix! No heating required and you’re completely done with this project in ten minutes or less. Plus I’ve also included free printable labels for easy gifting.

This coffee & black tea under eye cream is an energizing antioxidant balm that's perfect for tired eyes and skin. Made with anti-inflammatory coffee essential oil and antioxidant rich darjeeling tea, this coffee & black tea under eye cream recipe helps to blur the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while also lending its nourishing antioxidant skin care properties.

If you’re a soapmaker and have an entire arsenal of soapmaking supplies taking over your kitchen, then you may want to consider making my DIY Coffee + Black Tea Under Eye Cream. Because no matter what, most moms get run ragged when we’re kids and then spend their empty nest years trying to counteract the accelerated aging we put them through. (Well, probably not really, but moms like to joke.)

This handy dandy anti-aging cream helps to brighten and wake up tired eyes while visibly reducing the appearance of fine lines, dark circles and under eye bags. My foaming ginger & turmeric face polish recipe would also make a pretty sweet addition to mom’s anti-aging arsenal.

This easy homemade hibiscus salt scrub recipe contains exfoliating sea salt and hibiscus flowers as well as moisturizing cocoa butter and safflower oil to pamper and help soften and clarify your skin.

Salt scrubs are always a winner in the gift department. This homemade hibiscus salt scrub recipe is a snap to pull together and is made with exfoliating sea salt and hibiscus flowers as well as moisturizing cocoa butter and safflower oil to pamper and help to soften and clarify skin.

This strawberry and chocolate fudge solid sugar scrub bars recipe makes fantastic treats for your skin! Indulge in all of the sugar and chocolate your heart desires with none of the calories. Not only do my fudge solid sugar scrub bars make great homemade gifts - think Valentine's Day! - they're absolutely perfect for dry winter skin!

My DIY Strawberry + Chocolate Fudge Solid Sugar Scrub Bars make yet another mom approved gift! These were a hit with EVERYONE when I gifted them over Christmas, but the fantastic chocolate strawberry scent means you can gift them year round for any occasion. Alternately, swapping out the fragrance choice is a breeze.

This DIY fluted trinket dish via Make and Tell blog makes a lovely homemade gift for mom!

Personally, I’m crushing over this DIY Fluted Clay Trinket Dish via Make and Tell. All you need is a mini fluted cake pan, some Fimo air dry clay, varnish and a few tools and you have yourself a beautiful home decor piece that mom can stash her rings or keys in.

A beautiful collection of homemade Mother's Day gifts you can DIY!

If these last minute Mother’s Day gift ideas aren’t enough to meet your taste, then you can find 18 more fantastic last minute Mother’s Day gift ideas to DIY at Soap Deli News blog here. (Or repin these ideas here for later.) You can also find even more Mother’s Day gift ideas on my Homemade Mother’s Day Gift Ideas Pinterest board.

Alternately a Birchbox beauty box subscription also makes a fantastic last minute gift. Busy moms also appreciate food from a  food delivery program. My favorite food delivery services are Green Chef and Hello Fresh.

Printable Mother's Day Gift Tags via Make and Tell Blog

Already have your gift for Mother’s Day but the packaging is still up in the air? Download and print this free Mother’s Day gift tag via Make and Tell to polish off your package for mom.

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DIY Dry Oil Body Spray for Dry Skin + Free Printable Labels

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This scented DIY dry oil body spray for dry skin is made with natural “dry” oils that won’t leave your skin feeling greasy, but still nourish and moisturize skin in need. The addition of a fragrance means you can wear your favorite scent while still caring for your skin!

This scented DIY dry oil body spray for dry skin is made with natural "dry" oils that won't leave your skin feeling greasy but still nourish and moisturize skin in need. The addition of a fragrance means you can wear your favorite scent while still caring for your skin!

While fractionated coconut oil is often used in dry oil formulations, a lot of people with sensitive skin find coconut oil drying or irritating. Because of this, I chose to formulate my scented DIY dry oil body spray with camellia (tea) seed oil instead of coconut oil.

Like fractionated coconut oil, camellia seed oil is liquid at room temperature and has a long shelf life. When used in skin care applications, camellia seed oil can help to improve both the tone and texture of skin as well as reduce the appearance of aging. Camellia seed oil is also wonderful for hydration and is quickly and easily absorbed so that skin feels silky smooth, not greasy.

This DIY dry oil body spray is super easy to make and it’s perfect to gift for Mother’s Day. I’ve even included printable labels to make gifting even easier! Keep reading for the recipe to make this wonderful, silky & hydrating DIY dry oil body spray as well as for a link to download the printable PDF labels!

This scented DIY dry oil body spray for dry skin is made with natural "dry" oils that won't leave your skin feeling greasy but still nourish and moisturize skin in need. The addition of a fragrance means you can wear your favorite scent while still caring for your skin!

Scented DIY Dry Oil Body Spray

© Rebecca D. Dillon

Ingredients:

2.5 oz. camellia seed oil
.75 oz. rosehip seed oil
.5 oz. jojoba oil
.1 oz. babassu oil
.1 oz. skin safe fragrance oil

Instructions:

You will need a digital scale to weigh out the ingredients for my DIY dry oil body spray. In addition, you will also need two 2 oz. amber PET Boston round bottle with a smooth black fine mist sprayer. You can find the same bottles with sprayers that I used at SKS Bottle & Packaging.

If you have leftover tea infused camellia seed oil from my coffee & black tea under eye cream recipe, you can use that in place of regular camellia seed oil.

To create your DIY dry body oil spray, begin by weighing out all of the ingredients into a glass Pyrex measuring cup or similar.

Mix well to combine.

This scented DIY dry oil body spray for dry skin is made with natural "dry" oils that won't leave your skin feeling greasy but still nourish and moisturize skin in need. The addition of a fragrance means you can wear your favorite scent while still caring for your skin!

Then, using a small funnel, evenly fill both containers with the dry oil body spray.

Cap the lids on tightly, then download the labels for your DIY dry oil body spray here.

This scented DIY dry oil body spray for dry skin is made with natural "dry" oils that won't leave your skin feeling greasy but still nourish and moisturize skin in need. The addition of a fragrance means you can wear your favorite scent while still caring for your skin!

Print the labels onto a full size label sheet. Then cut out the labels individually and apply to your bottles. (If you’d like die-cut sticker labels that don’t require any cutting, I recommend checking out the label options at StickerYou. StickerYou allows you to custom design your own labels, that they then print and cut for you to save time!)

That’s it! Your scented DIY dry oil body spray is now ready for personal use or gifting! To use, simply spray onto clean skin and massage in.

Alternately, if you plan to sell your coffee & black tea under eye cream, 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.

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Handmade Holiday Gift Guide 2016

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Giving handmade gifts adds special meaning to your holiday gift exchange experience. But not everyone has the time to make their gifts. Even if you can't make your own gifts, you can give the gift of handmade. This handmade holiday gift guide offers a little something for everyone this holiday season. Not only will your recipient appreciate the extra thought, but you're also helping out the artist and their families as well!

Handmade Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Giving handmade gifts adds special meaning to your holiday gift exchange experience. But not everyone has the time to make their gifts. Even if you can’t make your own gifts, you can give the gift of handmade.

This handmade holiday gift guide offers a little something for everyone this holiday season. Not only will your recipient appreciate the extra thought, but you’re also helping out an artisan and their families as well! Keep reading to discover handmade gifts for soap lovers, gifts for DIY-ers, gifts for guys, gifts for kids and more!

Handmade Gifts for Soap Lovers

Handmade Soap Gifts for the Holidays Perfect for Soap Lovers

Handmade Gingerbread Soap from Boston CreationsFrosted Birch and Juniper Bath Gift Set from Sweet Clementine Soaps / Christmas Soap Gift Set from Orange Blossom Soap Company / Lump of Coal Soap from Northern Dlights

Handmade Holiday Gift Guide: Handmade Soap Gifts

Handmade Pumpkin Chai Soap from SoapwonderfulSecret Santa Christmas Parcel from Sweet Cecily’s / Gingerbread Body Butter from Nature’s Skin Nutrition / Holiday Soaps and Lip Butters Gift Set from Beth and Olivia’s Market

Handmade Gifts for DIY-ers

Handmade Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts for DIY-ers

Prosecco & Peach DIY Lip Balm Kit from Sweet Cecily’s / DIY Zombie Moss Terrarium Kit from Moss Love Terrariums / Crystals Embroidery Pattern from Sarah K. Benning / DIY Whipped Body Butter Kit from DarNaturals

Handmade Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts for DIY-ers

Organic Kombucha Brewing Kit from The Kombucha Shop / Organic Nut Free Whipped Body Butter Kit from ElixourOriginal Dairy Free Mozerella & Ricotta Cheese Kit from Urban Cheesecraft / DIY Natural Soy Candle Kit from Holistic Studio

Handmade Gifts for Guys

Handmade Holiday Gift Guide: Handmade Gifts for Guys

Brewery in a Box Beer Making Kit from Urban Brew Shop / Rock Candle Oil Lamp from Handmade Rock Art / Handmade Novelty Bacon Soap from Epic Soap Company / Skull Coffee Pour Over Filter Set from Nicole Pangas Ceramics

Handmade Holiday Gifts for Guys

Spiced Chile Hot Chocolate Mix from Whimsy and Spice / Oak Wood iPhone Valet from Paybacks A Beach / Hand Stitched Mens Guitar Wallet from Fullmoonn / DIY Cocktail Bitters Kit from High Desert Botanicals

Handmade Gifts for Kids

Handmade Holiday GIft Guide: Gifts for Kids

Superhero Soap from Love Lee Soaps / Crochet Raccoon Toy from Ami Ami Gocco / Squirrel Coin Purse from KaselottiNatural History Coloring Book from Awreon Illustrations

Handmade Holiday Gift Ideas for Kids

Trio Set of Lip Glaze Tins from Feeling Smitten / Personalized Pony Pin Badge from Bonbi Forest / Soapsquatch Big Foot Soap from Leeloo Soap / Ice Cream Parlor Bath Bomb from Boom Shaka Bomb

Handmade Holiday Gift Guide and Etsy Favorites

Want even more handmade holiday gift ideas? Shop from among my other Etsy favoritesGift 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! (Or see them all here.)

You can also find more handmade gift ideas from Etsy’s Editors’ Picks Handmade Holiday Gift Guide here.

Want to make your own handmade holiday gifts? Check out my collection of 50 unique DIY Christmas gifts you can make for friends and family here.

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