Fun DIY Spring Sugar Scrubs in Bunny & Chick Shapes for Easter

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Learn how to make your own fun DIY spring sugar scrubs in bunny and chick shapes for Easter! Made from a moldable semi-solid sugar scrub, these spring sugar scrubs are fun both in and out of the tub!

Learn how to make your own fun DIY spring sugar scrubs in bunny and chick shapes for Easter! Made from my own original moldable semi-solid sugar scrub recipe, these spring sugar scrubs are fun both in and out of the tub! Plus a combination of mostly natural ingredients makes them suitable for kids to enjoy as often as they want.

Learn how to make your own fun DIY spring sugar scrubs in bunny and chick shapes for Easter! Made from a moldable semi-solid sugar scrub, these spring sugar scrubs are fun both in and out of the tub!

Crafted using the exact same recipe as my unicorn poop sugar scrub, both my bunny and chick spring sugar scrubs can be made using the same batch of my moldable semi-solid sugar scrub “dough.” Simply make a batch, then divide it as needed for the number of colors you want.

Learn how to make your own fun DIY spring sugar scrubs in bunny and chick shapes for Easter! Made from a moldable semi-solid sugar scrub, these spring sugar scrubs are fun both in and out of the tub!

In my case, I used a combo of colors for a purple-gray for my bunny butts and yellow for my Easter chicks. The simple details are then painted on using micas and isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol.

You can pre-make the “dough” base for these spring sugar scrubs then create the shapes and paint on the details with your kids or grandkids for a craft afternoon filled with fun!

Learn how to make your own fun DIY spring sugar scrubs in bunny and chick shapes for Easter! Made from a moldable semi-solid sugar scrub, these spring sugar scrubs are fun both in and out of the tub!

DIY Spring Sugar Scrubs

© Rebecca D. Dillon

Ingredients:

.75 oz. refined cocoa butter
6 oz. ultra refined shea butter
1 oz. extra virgin chia seed oil
.75 oz. emulsifying wax
.5 oz. xanthan gum powder
.15 oz. castor oil
.35 oz. vegetable glycerin
.75 oz. Stephenson’s Natural SLS Free Melt and Pour Soap Base
.05 oz. kaolin clay (white cosmetic clay)
16 oz. granulated white sugar
.25 oz. essential oil or .4 oz. fragrance oil, of choice
liquid melt & pour soap colors and/or skin safe mica powders, to suit

Instructions:

You will need a digital scale to weigh the ingredients for my DIY spring sugar scrubs. I recommend this Baker’s Math Scale if you plan to make a lot of bath, body or soap recipes.

Begin by weighing out the cocoa butter, shea butter and emulsifying wax into a large glass Pyrex measuring cup or similar. Heat at 50% power in a microwave until melted. (Alternately you may also use a double boiler.)

Weigh out the melt and pour soap base and cut into small chunks. Stir into the melted butters and wax until melted. You can reheat if necessary to continue melting the soap base.

While these ingredients are still hot, weigh out the xanthan gum powder and whisk into the melted ingredients until it has dissolved.

Next, you’ll weigh out the remaining oils and glycerin. Combine the chia seed oil, castor oil, essential or fragrance oil and vegetable glycerin in the bowl with the previously melted ingredients and stir well.

In a separate container, weigh out the kaolin clay and sugar. Mix to combine.

Now pour the clay and sugar mixture into the liquid ingredients and mix well.

Set the mixture aside until it starts to thicken then remix with a spoon or spatula.

Now mix the sugar scrub mixture using a KitchenAid stand mixer as it continues to thicken.

You can place the sugar scrub mixture in the refrigerator to speed up the cooling process if desired.

Once the mixture begins to look white and a little fluffy – kind of like marshmallow fluff – remove the mixing bowl from the stand mixer base and place it briefly in the fridge.

When sugar scrub starts to feel as if it’s hardening, remove it from the refrigerator.

Remix the sugar scrub mixture with your hands. Your body heat will make the sugar scrub pliable sort of like Play-doh.

You’re now ready to create your bunny and chick spring sugar scrubs!

You’ll start by dividing the sugar scrub “dough” into the number of colors you’d like to use. Working with one ball of sugar scrub “dough” at a time, add the colorant(s) to the first sugar scrub “dough” a little at a time. Knead well to incorporate the color in between adding the colorant. Once you’ve reached the color you want, repeat with any additional sugar scrub “dough” and colorants.

In this instance I colored half of my sugar scrub “dough” yellow for the little chick spring sugar scrubs and a combination of colors for the bunny butts to create a purplish-gray.

Learn how to make your own fun DIY spring sugar scrubs in bunny and chick shapes for Easter! Made from a moldable semi-solid sugar scrub, these spring sugar scrubs are fun both in and out of the tub!

Now divide the yellow colored sugar scrub “dough” into palm sized or smaller chunks and roll them into balls.

Do the same for the bunny butts, but leave some left over scrub off to the side. Once you’ve rolled out the balls for the bunny butts, roll out several smaller balls for the bunny tails and two more small balls for each of the bunny butts.

Roll the balls for the bunny feet on a flat surface until they are slightly oblong, then gently press flat.

Press the bunny feet onto the bottom of the large balls you created as your bunny butts. If you’re worried about the feet sticking during transport or if you’re gifting your spring sugar scrubs, simply dip the bottoms of the bunny feet into a small amount of melted natural melt and pour soap base and use it to adhere the components of your bunny together.

Now dip each sphere you created for the bunny tails into skin safe glitter or mica. I used Super Sparkles mica powder for my bunny tails. Then adhere the tails to your bunny butts as photographed above the bunny feet.

Set both the chick and the bunny spring sugar scrubs aside to harden back up. You can of course speed up this process by placing them in the fridge.

Once your bunny and chick sugar scrubs are nice and firm you’re ready to paint on the designs! This is done in basically the same way I painted on the micas for my DIY mermaid soaps!

You will use micas to paint the details your spring sugar scrubs. Grab a small container for each color you want to use to paint your scrubs.

Add a small amount of mica to each container followed by a small amount of isopropyl alcohol. As you want bold colors, use as little alcohol as possible to dampen the mica just enough that you can smoothly spread it with a small paintbrush.

To paint on the bunny feet simply paint one large circle in a contrasting color to your bunny’s color at the top of the bottoms of all the bunny feet. Then also paint three small circles on the bottoms of all the feet. Let them dry and your spring bunny sugar scrubs are done!

To make your chick sugar scrubs it’s pretty much the same deal and also super easy. Paint two small circles for eyes – or use candy eyes like I did for my DIY poop emoji bubble bars – and then paint on triangles for each of their beaks! Let them dry and now your spring chick sugar scrubs are complete!

Now all you need to do is package your spring sugar scrubs in large 16 oz. clear PET (BPA free) jars or wrap tightly in food service film and label as desired.

To use simply scoop or tear off desired amount from a chick or bunny and massage onto wet skin as you would a solid sugar scrub cube.

If you’d like to sell these chick and bunny spring sugar scrubs for Easter, be sure 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.

Peep inspired Easter Bunny Soaps by Sunbasilgarden Soap

Don’t have the time to make your Easter basket stuffers or spring inspired gifts? Then be sure to check these awesome Peep inspired Easter Bunny Soaps from Sunbasilgarden Soap (pictured above) along with a lot of other wonderful, handmade spring inspired soaps and scrubs on Etsy here.

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I also really love these bunny soaps by Johnny Ate My Soap that I discovered on instagram! (All of Johnny Ate My Soap‘s instagram photos actually kind of make my knees weak.)

If you’re looking for more great Easter or spring projects to make either to sell or for friends and family, then be sure to check out my collection of crafts, recipes and ideas on my DIY Homemade Easter Crafts & Treats Pinterest board here. Or follow my DIY Bath and Body Pinterest board for more homemade sugar scrub and other bath and body recipes.

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You’re Scent-sational! Printable Valentines

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Create custom scented mini perfume sprays to go along with these "You're Scent-sational!" printable Valentines for your besties this Valentine's Day!

Create custom scented mini perfume sprays to go along with these “You’re Scent-sational!” printable Valentines for your besties this Valentine’s Day! With a few simple ingredients you can create your own custom scented perfumes for your best friends. Just weigh and mix the ingredients, pour them into clear 4mL glass vials with sprayers, then attach the perfumes to my printable Valentines that you can download and print.

Create custom scented mini perfume sprays to go along with these "You're Scent-sational!" printable Valentines for your besties this Valentine's Day! With a few simple ingredients you can create your own custom scented perfumes for your best friends.

Custom Scented Perfume Recipe for “You’re Scent-sational!” Printable Valentines

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

.5 oz Cyclomethicone
.12 oz. fractionated coconut oil
.05 oz. fragrance oil of choice

Instructions:

This custom scented perfume recipe will yield four 4mL perfumes for a total of four “You’re Scent-sational!” printable Valentines. The usage rate of the fragrance oil for this perfume recipe is 8%. Therefore you’ll need to choose a fragrance oil that is safe at 8% when used in perfumes. Typically you can refer to the manufacturer or supplier for this information. For some fragrance oils, you can use an even higher percentage fragrance if desired for a stronger, longer lasting scent.

To create more than four custom scented perfume printable Valentines, simply double or triple the recipe as needed. For smaller amounts and depending on the scale you are using, you may need to convert the ounce measurement to a gram, which is a much smaller unit of measure.

For this customer scented perfume recipe I used a Rose Cognac Sugar fragrance oil. You can safely use up to 33% of this fragrance in your perfume spray recipe if desired. I also really like this Chocolate Orchid fragrance oil for this recipe, however, you’ll need to reduce the amount of fragrance oil to .03 oz. (5%) with this scent.  (If you prefer to use essential oils, use half the amount.)

Using a digital scale, weigh out all of the ingredients and combine in a glass container. Stir well to combine, then using a transfer pipette, evenly fill four 4mL glass vials with sprayers. You can buy these containers in bulk at SKS Bottle & Packaging where I found mine.

Tightly screw the sprayer cap onto each vial.

Now download and print the PDF for my printable Valentines here. You should print your Valentines onto cardstock paper.

This printable Valentine’s Day card features clip art from Old Cauldron Design, specifically from this Valentine’s Day collection. If you prefer to use a different clip art image, simply purchase the clip art you’d like to use and follow my tutorial for creating custom soap labels. It’s the same concept, only the sizes and paper type used are different.

Once you’ve printed out the desired number of printable Valentines onto cardstock, place a perfume vial onto the Valentines. Use a exacto knife to cut two small slits on either side of the vial. Now push ribbon through the slits on either side from the back of the Valentine and tie the ribbon on the front of the card around the perfume vial. Repeat for each Valentines you’re creating.

All that’s left is to gift your Valentines to your best friends and other favorite people!

Discover even more printable Valentines and DIY Valentine’s Day gift ideas by following my DIY Valentine’s Day Gifts board on Pinterest. Or for Valentine’s Day gifts you can buy, check out my Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas board on Pinterest.

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18 DIY Valentine’s Day Gifts

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Learn how to make eighteen fabulous DIY Valentine’s Day gifts for anyone who appreciates a little pampering. Choose from this collection of homemade bath and beauty recipes that include homemade soap recipes, bath bon bons, solid sugar scrub bars and even lip balms in enticing fragrances and in both candy and heart shapes.

This heart shaped homemade solid lotion bar recipe makes a thoughtful DIY Valentine's Day gift idea!

18 DIY Valentine’s Day Gifts

1. DIY Valentine’s Day Solid Lotion Bars – This easy heart shaped solid lotion bar recipe will help you to create a lovely homemade Valentine’s Day gift for someone special in your life.

These heart shaped homemade soaps are perfect as DIY wedding favors or homemade Valentine's day gifts!

DIY Valentine’s Day Heart Soaps – Try this beginner cold process soap recipe to get you started in soapmaking with three inexpensive soapmaking oils that can be found at most grocery stores.

Learn how to make eighteen fabulous DIY Valentine’s Day gifts for anyone who appreciates a little pampering. Choose from this collection of homemade bath and beauty recipes that include homemade soap recipes, bath bon bons, solid sugar scrub bars and even lip balms in enticing fragrances and in both candy and heart shapes.

3. DIY Valentine’s Day Heart Shaped Bacon Soaps – This homemade bacon soap recipe makes a great DIY Valentine’s Day gift idea for men! Made with real bacon fat this homemade soap recipe yields a hard, extra conditioning soap that can either smell like bacon or any other scent of your choice!

4. Handmilled Coffee & Bourbon Vanilla Homemade Soap Recipe – This homemade soap recipe for making DIY handmilled coffee and bourbon vanilla soap is a snap to create & makes a great DIY Valentine’s day gift for Dad.

5. DIY Valentine’s Day Easy Massage Oil Recipe – DIY this easy massage oil recipe for a sensual Valentine’s Day treat. It makes a romantic Valentine’s Day gift for couples who could use more time together.

6. Handmade Heart Shaped Valentine’s Day Soap Recipe – Get a jump start on your homemade Valentine’s Day gifts with this cold process Silk & Rose Clay Facial Soap Recipe!

7. Patchouli Rose Melt and Pour Complexion Soap Recipe – This heart shaped patchouli rose scented complexion soap recipe is made using a melt & pour soap base. Activated charcoal and clay help to keep skin acne free.

8. DIY Homemade Tri-Color Lip Balm Recipe – This homemade lip balm recipe boasts three lip balms that come in a single container in three sheer Valentine tints & flavors for fun DIY Valentine’s Day gifts!

If you're on the hunt for a super sweet homemade Valentine's Day gift idea, this homemade chocolate truffle soap recipe is sure to delight.

9. Homemade Melt & Pour Chocolate Truffle Soap Recipe – If you’re on the hunt for a super sweet DIY Valentine’s Day gift idea, this homemade chocolate truffle soap recipe is sure to delight.

This no-lye homemade heart shaped soap makes a lovely DIY Valentine's Day gift! Natural ingredients moisturize skin to combat the drying effects of winter.

10.  Valentine’s Day Homemade Heart Shaped Soap Recipe – This no-lye homemade heart shaped soap makes a lovely DIY Valentine’s Day gift! Natural ingredients moisturize skin to combat the drying effects of winter.

Make these DIY Triple Butter Solid Sugar Scrub Hearts as a homemade Valentine's day gift for someone special!

11. DIY Triple Butter Solid Sugar Scrub Hearts – Make these DIY Triple Butter Solid Sugar Scrub Hearts as a DIY Valentine’s day gift for someone special!

Natural DIY Homemade Chocolate and Rose Hand and Body Cream Recipe - Luxurious Mother's Day Gift Idea

12. Natural Chocolate Rose Hand and Body Cream Recipe – Combine traditional chocolate and roses into a non-traditional DIY Valentine’s Day gift with this super decadent Natural Chocolate Rose Body Cream Recipe! Made with moisture intense coconut oil, this cream not only smells awesome but it’s a hundred percent natural.

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13. Chocolate Bon Bon Solid Salt Scrub Recipe – These homemade Chocolate Solid Salt Scrub Cube Bon Bons make a lovely DIY Valentine’s day gifts for her!

14. Organic Vegan Lip Tint Recipe for Valentine’s Day – Give your lips an extra bit of pizazz this Valentine’s Day with this organic vegan lip tint recipe! Also makes great DIY Valentine’s Day gifts for teens on your list!

15. Skin Loving Natural Homemade Cold Process Soap Recipe – This skin loving natural homemade cold process soap recipe for dry skin had stamped with a shimmering heart makes a thoughtful DIY Valentine’s Day gift.

16. Natural Handmilled Lavender Sea Salt Soap Recipe – This easy heart-shaped Lavender Sea Salt Soap Recipe is perfect for DIY Valentine’s Day gifts! Because its made by rebatching existing soaps, there’s no lye needed!

17. Custom Scented Dry Oil Body Spray Recipe – Get moisture and silky smooth skin with this dry oil body spray recipe that you can custom scent with your favorite fragrance! Makes a thoughtful DIY Valentine’s Day gift idea for fragrance, bath and body lovers!

18. Warming Chili & Chocolate Natural Homemade Sore Muscle Salve Recipe – Heat things up this Valentine’s Day with this all natural, warming Chili & Chocolate Homemade Sore Muscle Salve Recipe! It’s great for stiff muscles and aches and is formulated so it’s perfect for use in conjunction with a body massage.

For even more great DIY Valentine’s day gifts, be sure to follow my DIY Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas board on Pinterest. Or, for more bath and beauty recipes you can make, follow my DIY Bath and Body board on Pinterest here.


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DIY Penguin Christmas Ornaments

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Craft these fun DIY penguin Christmas ornaments for your tree this year! This is a wonderful project the whole family can enjoy.

These cute DIY penguin Christmas ornaments are lots of fun to make. They can easily be crafted over a weekend and the entire family can join in on the fun! Keep reading to learn how to make these little ornaments that feature penguins sitting on their own little icebergs.

These cute DIY penguin Christmas ornaments featuring penguins perched on icebergs are fun to make and can easily be crafted over a weekend with the family.

DIY Penguin Christmas Ornaments

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

What you’ll need:

Tovolo King Silicone Ice Cube Tray
plastic toy penguins
Clover Straight Tailors Awl
Woodland Scenics Scene-A-Rama Casting Plaster
Martha Stewart Crafts Fine Glitter
Original Gloss Mod Podge
baker’s twine
E6000 Glue/Craft Adhesive
Clear Spray Acrylic Sealer (matte or gloss)
glitter snow
small eye screws
foam brush

What you do:

Learn how to make super cute DIY Penguin Christmas Ornaments for your tree or other home decor.

Begin by using the tailor’s awl to pierce a starter hole in the head of each penguin you’d like to make an ornament with. Then screw an eye hook into each hole.

DIY Penguin Christmas Ornaments

Now using a small foam brush coat the penguins you’d like to have glittered with Mod Podge. Hold on to the eye screw so you are able to coat the entire penguin except for the bottoms of this feet. Sprinkle the penguin with glitter until he is fully coated. Set aside to dry. Repeat for each penguin.

DIY Penguin Christmas Ornaments

While the penguins are drying you can make their icebergs. You will use the casting plaster for this step. Start with six tablespoons of plaster in a glass bowl. Add two tablespoons of water and whisk with a fork to mix well. (For blue icebergs try adding a pinch of blue ultramarine pigment powder!) Now sprinkle glitter snow into a cavity of the ice cube mold then follow with the plaster. Press the plaster down into the mold firmly. Six tablespoons of the plaster will fill one ice cube cavity. Or use it to fill two cavities half way. Repeat until you have an iceberg for each penguin. Allow to set up for at least 40 minutes.

While the plaster is hardening go back over your glittered penguins with another layer of Mod Podge to keep the glitter from flaking off. You may add more glitter to any spots you missed at this time. Allow to dry.

How to make fun homemade Christmas ornaments with the kids featuring penguins on icebergs!

After your plaster cubes have set up or at least 40 minutes have passed gently unmold them. Now use the E6000 to glue the penguins onto the tops of each of your plaster cubes.

Seal your DIY penguin Christmas ornaments with a clear acrylic sealer.

Allow the glue to dry overnight. This will also allow the plaster to finish curing. The next day you will then seal your DIY penguin Christmas ornaments with a clear acrylic sealer. Apply two coats to all sides allowing each coat to dry fully.

Add baker's twine to hang your DIY penguin Christmas ornaments.

Now add baker’s twine to each of your penguin Christmas ornaments by looping it through the eye screw and tying into a knot or bow.

Learn how to make these cute DIY Penguin Christmas Ornaments for your Christmas tree this year! Step by step tutorial the entire family can join in on.

And you’re done! All that’s left now is to hang your new DIY penguin Christmas ornaments onto your tree!

For more DIY Christmas ornament ideas and tutorials check out my For the Tree Pinterest board. Follow all of my Pinterest boards for homemade Christmas gift ideas, dessert recipes, holiday DIY’s, homemade soap recipe, beauty DIY’s and more. You can also follow me on Blog Lovin’, Tumblr, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


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DIY Waterless Snow Globe

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Craft this easy DIY waterless snow globe to use as part of your holiday home decor this Christmas.

This DIY waterless snow globe is so simple to craft and makes a great addition to any holiday home decor as an accent piece. A trip to your local craft store will yield all of the components you need for this project.

Craft this easy DIY waterless snow globe to use as part of your holiday home decor this Christmas.

DIY Waterless Snow Globe Tutorial

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

What you’ll need:

glass mason jar or bail jar – I found mine at Joanne’s for $1.49
miniature Christmas buttons or miniature embellishments
bottle brush tree
glitter snow
E6000® Glue/Craft Adhesive
toothpick

What you do:

I purchased the larger of the two bottle brush trees I found. (These are typically in the dollhouse miniatures section of the store and were the most expensive component. Afterwards I realized I could purchase multi-packs of bottle brush trees online at a much better price, some of which are already decorated for you.) As the tree I bought was a wee bit tall for the jar I’d chosen, I used a pair of scissors to first cut off the wood base of the tree to shorten it a bit.

How to Make Waterless Snow Globes

Next I dipped a toothpick in E6000 glue and used it to adhere the buttons I had selected to the tree on all sides. Then I turned the tree upside down and place a generous amount of glue on the base of the tree and then pressed it firmly onto the bottom of the jar.

Homemade Waterless Snow Globe Tutorial

Finally I added the glitter snow on and around the tree. I did this while the glue was still a bit wet so some would stick to the tree around where the ornaments were placed and at the base of the tree.

Craft this easy DIY waterless snow globe to use as part of your holiday home decor this Christmas.

And that’s it! Now all that’s left to is to find a place in your own for your new treasure. For more great DIY Christmas crafts,  project ideas and homemade Christmas gifts, be sure to follow my boards on Pinterest!


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