Palmarosa Lime Natural Body Balm Recipe for Dry Chapped Skin

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This palmarosa lime natural body balm recipe helps to protect, soothe and replenish dry chapped skin with natural ingredients like oat butter, hemp seed oil and lanolin.

This palmarosa lime natural body balm recipe helps to protect, soothe and replenish dry chapped skin with natural ingredients like oat butter, hemp seed oil and lanolin.

Palmarosa essential oil’s antiseptic, antiviral and antibacterial properties combined with neem oil’s natural antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal properties make this soothing balm especially nice for cracked hands or feet. It also works well to help soothe skin suffering from a shingles outbreak. (I unfortunately suffered from a shingles outbreak late last year so I say this from experience.)

Oat butter and hemp seed oil soothe dry skin while lanolin helps to lock in moisture and add a layer of protection from the elements.

This palmarosa lime natural body balm recipe helps to protect, soothe and replenish dry chapped skin with natural ingredients like oat butter, hemp seed oil and lanolin.

I also used arrowroot powder in my natural body balm recipe so it wouldn’t feel greasy and would absorb more quickly.

If you don’t mind using silicones in your products, cyclomethicone will also cut down on that greasy feeling you get with natural body butters as well as help to give it a smooth, silky feeling when applied to skin. As cyclomethicone is a synthetic lab developed product, you would need to omit this ingredient from the recipe to keep it all natural. Otherwise, with the cyclomethicone, your final product will be 97% natural.

This palmarosa lime natural body balm recipe helps to protect, soothe and replenish dry chapped skin with natural ingredients like oat butter, hemp seed oil and lanolin.

Palmarosa Lime Natural Body Balm Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

5.25 oz. oat butter
1 oz. hemp seed oil
.5 oz. emulsifying wax
.5 oz. candelilla wax
.5 oz. neem oil
.5 oz. lanolin
.25 oz. cyclomethicone (optional, omit for a completely natural product)
.15 oz. arrowroot powder
.15 oz. lime peel essential oil
.05 oz. palmarosa essential oil

Instructions:

You will need to use a digital scale to weigh out all of the ingredients for my natural body balm recipe.

Begin by weighing out the waxes and oat butter. Combine in a double boiler and heat until melted. Then weigh out the lanolin and stir into the melted mixture.

Remove from heat and weigh out the hemp seed oil – or substitute with rosehip seed oil or jojoba oil – the neem oil and the cyclomethicone, if using.  (The cyclomethicone should be added at below 125°F.) Stir into the melted body balm.

Weigh out the arrowroot powder and stir it into the body balm as well. Combine thoroughly.

Finally weigh out the essential oils and mix them into your body balm.

Pour the liquid body balm into your containers of choice. My natural body balm recipe will make enough body balm to fill a 10 oz. container. (I used an 8 oz. low profile jar and a 2 oz. jar for mine. Alternately you could fill five 2 oz. jars.)

This palmarosa lime natural body balm recipe helps to protect, soothe and replenish dry chapped skin with natural ingredients like oat butter, hemp seed oil and lanolin.

Allow your body balm to cool and solidify completely then screw on your lids.

To use simply apply liberally as needed to affected areas as desired.

This palmarosa lime natural body balm recipe helps to protect, soothe and replenish dry chapped skin with natural ingredients like oat butter, hemp seed oil and lanolin.

If you are making this natural body balm recipe for yourself or to gift a simple way to create labels is to apply washi tape around your container. Then create a text label in a Word program or Photoshop with a simple rectangle border around it, cut it out, and apply it over the washi tape! One of my favorite places to shop for washi tape is Cute Tape.

If you are making this natural body balm recipe to sell, be sure to label your containers appropriately to meet state and federal laws. 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.

Prefer to buy a similar product instead? You may like Archipelago Botanicals’ Milk Oat Body Butter. Archipelago’s Oat Milk Body Butter blends dried milk solids, oat proteins and other highly moisturizing and nourishing ingredients such as cocoa and shea butter to create a non-greasy, extremely hydrating, natural skin care formulation. It’s paraben free and suitable for all over use, but is highly recommended for use on patches of rough, dry skin. You can buy it here.

Wild Earth Apothecary's Handmade Chamomile Oat Body Butter! This hydrating body butter is crafted by first infusing sweet almond oil with organic oats and organic dried chamomile flowers. The infused oil is then blended with shea butter until it's light and creamy.

Alternately, you may also be interested in Wild Earth Apothecary’s Handmade Chamomile Oat Body Butter. This hydrating body butter is crafted by first infusing sweet almond oil with organic oats and organic dried chamomile flowers. The infused oil is then blended with shea butter until it’s light and creamy. You can discover this product in Wild Earth Apothecary’s Etsy shop here.

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Sea Salt Face and Body Scrub Recipe

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This sea salt face and body scrub recipe is loosely inspired by Lush's Ocean Salt Face and Body Scrub. Made using fine dead sea salt, this emulsified sea salt face and body scrub recipe has a creamy texture and is gentle enough for sensitive skin.

This sea salt face and body scrub recipe is loosely inspired by Lush’s Ocean Salt Face and Body Scrub. Made using fine dead sea salt, this emulsified sea salt face and body scrub recipe has a creamy texture and is gentle enough for even sensitive skin. Ingredients like mango butter, fractionated coconut oil and lanolin help to condition and protect skin while dead sea salt lends its natural healing properties. Want to make it vegan? Try substituting the lanolin – which is found in Lush’s Ocean Salt Face and Body Scrub – with cupuacu butter.

I left my sea salt face and body scrub recipe unscented. The final product doesn’t really have any kind of scent to it, however, so you can easily scent your face and body scrub if desired. To scent your product I recommend using .05 oz. – .1 oz. of fragrance oil or half that amount if using essential oils.

As a bonus I’ve included free printable labels for your finished face and body scrubs. You can find the PDF printable labels following the sea salt face and body scrub recipe below.

Why fractionated coconut oil?

Lush’s Ocean Salt Face and Body Scrub contains virgin coconut oil. I decided instead to use fractionated coconut oil for my sea salt face and body scrub recipe. Fractionated coconut oil is generally better for use in skin care products as it’s less comedogenic (ie. less likely to clog pores.) Fractionated coconut oil also has a higher concentration of Capric and Caprylic acids which make it a better antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and disinfectant than virgin coconut oil.

This sea salt face and body scrub recipe is loosely inspired by Lush's Ocean Salt Face and Body Scrub. Made using fine dead sea salt, this emulsified sea salt face and body scrub recipe has a creamy texture and is gentle enough for even sensitive skin. Ingredients like mango butter, fractionated coconut oil and lanolin help to condition and protect skin while dead sea salt lends its natural healing properties.

Sea Salt Face and Body Scrub Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

1.5 oz. mango butter
.5 oz. emulsifying wax
.1 oz. stearic acid
.15 oz. lanolin
1.5 oz. fractionated coconut oil
1 oz. safflower oil
1/2 teaspoon citric acid, optional
9.5 oz. fine dead sea salt
pinch neon bikini blue powder, optional colorant

Instructions:

Using a digital scale, begin by weighing out the emulsifying wax and stearic acid. Heat the ingredients in a glass Pyrex measuring cup at 50% power in the microwave or in a double boiler until melted.

Now weigh out the mango butter and add to the melted emulsifying wax and stearic acid. Heat again until the mango butter has melted. Remove from heat.

Next, weigh out the lanolin and stir into the melted ingredients until the lanolin melts completely.

Weigh out the fractionated coconut oil and the safflower oil. Stir into the melted scrub base. If using a fragrance in your sea salt face and body scrub recipe, you would weigh out and stir the fragrance in at this point.

Now weigh out the dead sea salt into a separate 4 cup glass Pyrex measuring cup or glass bowl. Measure out the citric acid and whisk into the dead sea salt with a fork. (Citric acid is used in skin care products to brighten skin, shrink pores, treat mild acne, and correct dark spots and fine lines as well as to slough off dead skin cells and speed new cell turnover.) You can use more or less citric acid dependent upon your skin care needs, or omit it entirely. If using a colorant, you would add the color at this point and whisk into the salt as well.

Now pour the melted wet face and body scrub ingredients into the dry dead sea salt mixture and whisk until thoroughly combined.

Mix the sea salt face and body scrub until it starts to thicken then spoon into clean containers.

My sea salt face and body scrub recipe will yield three 4 oz. mason jelly jars or glass salve jars. (Alternately, you can double this sea salt face and body scrub recipe to fill two 8 oz. containers.)

This sea salt face and body scrub recipe is loosely inspired by Lush's Ocean Salt Face and Body Scrub. Made using fine dead sea salt, this emulsified sea salt face and body scrub recipe has a creamy texture and is gentle enough for even sensitive skin. Ingredients like mango butter, fractionated coconut oil and lanolin help to condition and protect skin while dead sea salt lends its natural healing properties.

You can download the free printable labels for 4 oz. glass jelly or salve jars here. Simply print these labels onto full size label sheets, cut out and apply to your jars for homemade gifts or DIY wedding favors. (You can purchase bulk labels at great prices at WorldLabel here. Or go here for more DIY wedding favor ideas.) The border for these printable labels comes from a free clip art collection I acquired some time back from Citrus & Mint blog.

Be sure to visit Citrus & Mint on Etsy for more amazing scrapbook and clip art elements that you can buy. Or check out the Citrus & Mint blog for free clip art elements and papers for personal use as well as tutorials on incorporating these scrapbook papers and clip art elements into your own personal projects. You can also visit my blog post for DIY soap wedding favors here for a step by step tutorial – with screen shots – on how to create your own custom labels using clip art elements.

This sea salt face and body scrub recipe is loosely inspired by Lush's Ocean Salt Face and Body Scrub. Made using fine dead sea salt, this emulsified sea salt face and body scrub recipe has a creamy texture and is gentle enough for even sensitive skin. Ingredients like mango butter, fractionated coconut oil and lanolin help to condition and protect skin while dead sea salt lends its natural healing properties.

This sea salt face and body scrub recipe is loosely inspired by Lush's Ocean Salt Face and Body Scrub. Made using fine dead sea salt, this emulsified sea salt face and body scrub recipe has a creamy texture and is gentle enough for even sensitive skin. Ingredients like mango butter, fractionated coconut oil and lanolin help to condition and protect skin while dead sea salt lends its natural healing properties.

To use this sea salt face and body scrub simply scoop the desired amount onto hands and massage onto wet skin as desired. Rinse clean, then pat dry.

It is recommend that once you start using this product, you use it until it’s finished. Otherwise, if you don’t plan to use the entire sea salt face and body scrub once opened, or if you are selling this product, it is highly recommended that you include a natural, paraben free preservative such as Optiphen Plus.

This detox sugar scrub recipe creates lovely solid sugar scrub shaped gemstones that contain activated charcoal to help keep skin acne free and vibrant! In addition to naturally detoxifying activated charcoal, this detox sugar scrub recipe also incorporates anti-acne/anti-aging sea buckthorn oil as well as lavender and tea tree essential oils.

If you like my sea salt face and body scrub recipe you may also like my detox sugar scrub recipe. My detox sugar scrub recipe creates lovely solid sugar scrub shaped gemstones that contain activated charcoal to help keep skin acne free and vibrant! In addition to naturally detoxifying activated charcoal, this detox sugar scrub recipe also incorporates anti-acne/anti-aging sea buckthorn oil as well as lavender and tea tree essential oils.

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Cracked Heel Repair Balm Recipe with Printable Labels

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This cracked heel repair balm recipe contains all natural ingredients that help to encourage healing and protect cracked heels and feet. It's also great for hands, elbows, knees and lips - pretty much anywhere your skin needs some extra love!

This cracked heel repair balm recipe contains all natural ingredients that help to encouraging healing and protect cracked heels and feet. It’s also great for hands, elbows, knees and lips – pretty much anywhere your skin needs some extra love!

This cracked heel repair balm recipe contains all natural ingredients that help to heal and protect cracked heels and feet. It's also great for hands, elbows, knees and lips - pretty much anywhere your skin needs some extra love!

Cracked Heel Repair Balm Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

1 oz. beeswax
1 oz. cocoa butter
1 oz. sal butter
1 oz. refined coconut oil
.5 oz. 100% neem oil
.5 oz. safflower oil
.25 oz. lanolin
.1 oz. sea buckthorn oil
.1 oz. patchouli essential oil
.15 oz peppermint essential oil

Instructions:

You will need to use a digital scale for this project. My cracked heel repair balm recipe yields two 75 gram containers that smell like peppermint! The peppermint also lends its cooling properties to hot, tired feet. If you prefer to have the patchouli shine through instead, use .15 oz. of patchouli essential oil and .1 oz. of peppermint oil. The patchouli essential oil is included in my cracked heel repair balm recipe for its ability to not only speed healing, but also for its natural deodorizing and antifungal properties.

To make my cracked heel repair balm recipe, you’ll begin by weighing out the beeswax and cocoa butter and combine in a 4 cup glass Pyrex measuring cup. Heat in the microwave at 50% power until melted. (Alternately you may use a double boiler.) Be careful when removing your container from the microwave as the glass will be hot. I recommend using a potholder or towel to protect your skin from the heat.

Next weigh out and stir in the sal butter, coconut oil, lanolin and neem oil. Stir until these ingredients have liquified completely. If needed, pop back into the microwave at 50% power just until melted.

Now weigh out and stir in the remaining ingredients.

White Styrene Twist Up Deodorant Tubes with White Screw Caps and Discs

You will now fill two 75 gram white styrene deodorant tubes with your cracked heel repair balm. To fill these deodorant tubes, first place the container upside down, with cap and disc insert in place and the base off. Fill the tubes with the now liquid cracked heel repair balm from the bottom, up to the plunger (the internal mechanism with three oblong holes that will move the product upward). Be sure not to fill above the plunger or the tube will not function properly.

This cracked heel repair balm recipe contains all natural ingredients that help to heal and protect cracked heels and feet. It's also great for hands, elbows, knees and lips - pretty much anywhere your skin needs some extra love!

Once the cracked heel repair balm has solidified completely, snap the base back onto the bottom of the tube, then apply your labels. (Download the free printable labels for my cracked heel repair balm here.)

This cracked heel repair balm recipe contains all natural ingredients that help to heal and protect cracked heels and feet. It's also great for hands, elbows, knees and lips - pretty much anywhere your skin needs some extra love!

To use, unscrew the cap and remove the disc. Then simply twist up to dispense product for use. Apply and massage in as desired.

You can find these awesome twist up deodorant tubes I used for my cracked heel repair balm recipe at SKS Bottle & Packaging here.

(Side note: In warmer climates and if transporting outside of a climate controlled environment, you’ll want to increase the beeswax in this recipe to 1.25 oz.)

Other skin care recipes you can use with these twist up tubes include my natural lavender and patchouli deodorant recipe, my cayenne pain relief salve recipe and my natural homemade deodorant recipe.

In addition, if you like my cracked heel repair balm recipe, you may also like my other foot care recipes for making a natural foot repair salve with neem oil and my natural rosemary and neem oil foot salve.

Need to make substitutions?

If you need to make substitutions do to allergies, you can substitute mango butter or kokum butter for the cocoa butter and refined shea butter for the coconut oil – though this will create a slightly harder product. You can also substitute the sal butter with refined shea butter.

Natural Homemade Heal and Protect Lanolin Foot Salve Recipe with Rosemary and Neem Oil

Why sea buckthorn oil?

Sea buckthorn oil is prized for its healing and rejuvenating effects on the skin. It can aid in healing burns, cuts, wounds, sunburn, rashes, and other types of skin damage. In addition, daily use of sea buckthorn oil has been shown to help slow down the signs of aging by nourishing the tissues in your skin and body.

Here are a few more of my natural skin care recipes that use sea buckthorn oil as an ingredient: Coconut Oil Facial Soap Recipe for Acne Prone Skin, Winter Mint Homemade Moisturizing Hair Mask Recipe, Anti-Aging Natural Emulsified Sugar Scrub Recipe, Homemade Activated Charcoal Melt and Pour Soap Recipe, Natural Handmilled Facial Soap Recipe, and Natural Heal and Protect Lanolin Foot Salve Recipe.

This healing neem butter recipe is wonderful for helping to heal minor (closed) wounds and abrasions as well as to help minimize scarring.

Why use neem oil?

Neem oil has been shown to offer significant healing properties when used in skin care. Used both medicinally and cosmetically for hundreds of years, neem oil is naturally anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-fungal and possesses moisturizing and regenerative properties. In addition it also has anti-inflammatory and analgesic (pain killing) properties and contains both vitamin E and essential fatty acids.

Used topically, neem oil helps to treat skin conditions such as eczema, ringworm, athlete’s foot, cold sores, psoriasis, warts, chronic syphilitic sores, infected burn wounds, and slow-healing skin ulcers. It has also been show to help control various skin infections including scabies and candida.

For more natural skin care recipes that contain neem oil, visit Soap Deli News blog here.

DIY Homemade Lanolin Salve Recipe with Calendula, Neem Oil, and Rosewood Essential Oil - Excellent for Dry or Cracked Skin, Eczema and Psoriasis

Why use lanolin?

Because lanolin is very similar in composition to the oils secreted by our own skin, it is able to provide a protective moisture barrier when used in skin care products. It’s both an excellent moisturizer and a skin smoother. Lanolin is capable of not only penetrating the outer layers of our own skin while still allowing it to breathe, but it is also a humectant able to attract and absorb up to 300% water.

For more of my natural skin care recipes that contain lanolin, visit Soap Deli News blog here.

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Homemade Lanolin Skin Care Recipes

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Learn all about the benefits of lanolin and discover sixteen fantastic homemade lanolin skin care recipes that can help to protect and moisturize skin all winter long!

Learn about the benefits of lanolin and discover sixteen fantastic homemade lanolin skin care recipes that can help to protect and moisturize skin all winter long!

What is lanolin and what benefits can be gained from lanolin in skin care applications?

So, what is lanolin? Lanolin is a naturally occurring wax that is secreted by the glands of sheep and other wool bearing animals that helps them shed water from their coats. When sheep are sheared in order to use their wool for textiles such as yarn or felt, the wool is first run through rollers in order to extract the lanolin. Because lanolin is very similar in composition to the oils secreted by our own skin it’s able to provide a protective moisture barrier when used in skin care products. It acts as an excellent moisturizer and skin smoother as it’s capable of not only penetrating the outer layers of our own skin while still allowing it to breathe, but it is also a humectant able to attract and absorb up to 300% water.

According to Wikipedia lanolin is superior to both petroleum and glycerin with its emollient effects lasting for an eight hour period after the first application and up to 72 hours after a fifth day of consecutive use. Therefore this natural skin salve is perfect for severely dry and cracked skin, eczema and psoriasis. Convinced? Then check out my collection of sixteen homemade lanolin skin care recipes below to discover what are sure to become a few of your new favorites!

Homemade Neem Oil and Bee Pollen Skin Cream Recipe

Homemade lanolin skin care recipes to nurture and nourish skin through winter.

1. Healing Winter Body Balm Recipe (plus a snowflake label tutorial!)
2. Homemade Chocolate Orange Body Butter Recipe and Sugar Scrub Recipe
3. Cinnamon Sugar Homemade Non-Greasy Body Butter Recipe
4. Vanilla & Fig Non-Greasy Body Butter Recipe
5. Natural Rosemary & Neem Oil Foot Salve Recipe
6. Natural Lanolin & Neem Salve Recipe
7. Natural Lanolin Shaving Soap Recipe
8. Handmade Natural Lanolin Salve Recipe

Learn all about the benefits of lanolin and discover sixteen fantastic homemade lanolin skin care recipes that can help to protect and moisturize skin all winter long!

9. Dr. Lipp Original Nipple Balm for Lips Dupe
10. Merlot Tinted Lip Balm Recipe with Lanolin
11. Bee Pollen Soap Recipe with Lanolin
12. Heal and Protect Winter Lip Balm Recipe with Lanolin
13. Neem Oil and Bee Pollen Skin Cream Recipe with Lanolin
14. Lemon Verbena Body Butter Recipe with Lanolin
15. Non-greasy Lavender Body Butter Recipe with Lanolin
16. Vanilla & Fig Homemade Shaving Soap Recipe with Lanolin

If you like these homemade lanolin skin care recipes, then you’ll also love my natural neem oil skin care recipes. (Found here.) Also be sure to follow me on Pinterest for even more fabulous natural homemade skin care recipes including homemade soap recipes, homemade salves, body butter and sugar scrub recipes! You can also find and follow me on Blog Lovin’TumblrFacebook, TwitterG+ and Instagram.


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Healing Winter Body Balm Recipe

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This homemade healing winter body balm recipe contains ingredients that work together to help heal damaged skin while also locking in much needed moisture. The resulting product from this healing winter body balm recipe makes wonderful homemade gifts for anyone who suffers from persisting skin conditions as well as those who wash their hands continuously such as hair dressers, crafters and teachers who work with children. Plus learn how to create your own custom labels.

This homemade healing winter body balm recipe contains ingredients that work together to help heal damaged skin while also locking in much needed moisture. The resulting product from this healing winter body balm recipe makes wonderful homemade gifts for anyone who suffers from persisting skin conditions as well as those who wash their hands continuously such as hair dressers, crafters and teachers who work with children.

This homemade healing winter body balm recipe contains ingredients that work together to help heal damaged skin while also locking in much needed moisture. The resulting product from this healing winter body balm recipe makes wonderful homemade gifts for anyone who suffers from persisting skin conditions as well as those who wash their hands continuously such as hair dressers and crafters.

Healing Winter Body Balm Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

1 oz. beeswax
.5 oz. traditional emulsifying wax
1 oz. mango butter
1 oz. coconut oil (76° melt point)
.5 oz. lanolin
.5 oz. 100% neem oil
.5 oz. carrier oil (liquid at room temp)
2 mL (approx. 40 drops) rosewood natural essential oil blend

Instructions:

Using a digital scale, begin by weighing out the waxes and mango butter in a glass Pyrex measuring cup. Then heat in the microwave at 50% power until the waxes and butter have melted completely. (Alternately you can use a double boiler.)

Next, weigh out the coconut oil and lanolin. Stir into the melted wax and butter mixture until these ingredients have liquified completely. (If you are allergic to coconut oil you may substitute the coconut oil with shea butter.)

Now weigh out the neem oil – learn more about neem oil here – and your carrier oil and mix into your previously melted ingredients. (I used my homemade chamomile infused olive oil as my carrier oil. A calendula infused carrier would be equally nice. However, it’s not necessary to use an infused oil. you can simply use any carrier oil you prefer as long as it’s liquid at room temperature. Good options include hemp seed oil, olive oil, rosehip seed oil, safflower oil, sunflower oil, sweet almond oil or avocado oil.)

Finally, using a graduated transfer pipette, measure out the rosewood essential oil blend and stir into the winter body balm recipe ingredients. Stir to combine thoroughly. (Pure rosewood essential oil is terribly expensive as rosewood is endangered. A rosewood essential oil blend – which is a combination of essential oils that are blended to smell like rosewood – makes a nice alternative and will completely cover the smell of the neem oil without being overpowering. Alternately, you can use any other skin safe essential oil of your choice.)

Now simply pour your completed healing winter body balm into containers of your choice and allow the product to fully solidify before placing the lid onto your container.

I chose to use eco-friendly 1/2 ounce brown paperboard jars from SKS Bottle & Packaging as my winter body balm containers. (This winter body balm recipe will yield ten .5 oz. jars.) Alternately you can also use any other container(s) of choice. A 4 oz. Ball jelly mason jar from the grocery store – like the ones I used for my homemade cranberry body butter recipe – also works great for this particular product.

This winter body balm recipe yields 5 oz. of product. To determine how many containers you’ll need based on your container choice, simply divide 5 by the number of ounces your containers hold.

Create labels for your natural skin care products.

To create the labels for my winter body balm containers, I purchased Winter Snowflake Clipart from Lilmade Design on Etsy. (She offers several lovely variations of snowflake designs that you can choose from that work perfectly for the lids of round containers including her Nordic Snowflake Clipart and Snowflake Galore Clipart.)

I used OpenOffice to create my labels using the clipart from Lilmade Design. I use OpenOffice as it’s a free open source program similar to Word. However, you can also use Microsoft Word if that option is available to you.

How to create custom labels for your healing winter body balm recipe.

To create your own sheet of custom labels begin by creating a new text document in OpenOffice. Now format your page with three columns by clicking on Format > Columns.

As I was using 1/2 ounce jars with a diameter of just over 1.25″ I increased the spacing to 1.60″ which made the width of my column the size I needed (1.24″) to fit onto my lids. Now hit OK. (Adjust this as necessary based on the diameter of your own container lids.)

How to create custom labels.

Next you’ll simply import your image(s) by clicking on Insert > Picture > From File. Choose the image you’d like to use and click OK.

Creating custom labels.

Your image will appear on the page in the size needed without you having to rescale the image size. With the image selected – you’ll see the green boxes around the image – hit COMMAND C (on Mac) or CTRL C (on Windows) to copy the image.  Now click just below the image and hit the enter bar. Then hit hit COMMAND V (on Mac) or CTRL V (on Windows) to paste the image again below the first one. Repeat this until you have the number of images needed for your containers.

Finally, print out your page of labels you just created onto a full label sheet -I get mine for a great bulk price from World Label – then cut them out and adhere to the lids of your containers. (You can find other easy to follow instructions for creating your own custom labels on my tutorials for making homemade chocolate body butterscustom wedding soap favors and DIY mix tape soap favors.)

This homemade chamomile balm recipe is divine. Scented with cocoa, ginger and espresso and packaged in eco-friendly paperboard jars, these make great gifts!

If you like my healing winter body balm recipe, then you may also enjoy my homemade chamomile balm recipe.

Also be sure to follow me on Pinterest to discover more of my own homemade bath, body and beauty recipes you can make for your family or as homemade gifts as well as some of my favorite beauty recipes from around the web. You can also find and follow me via Blog Lovin’ and TumblrFacebook, Twitter, G+ and Instagram.


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