Cayenne Pain Relief Salve Recipe with Printable Labels

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This homemade chocolate and lavender scented cayenne pain relief salve recipe is wonderful for treating pain caused by arthritis, sore muscles, stiffness and swelling. Plus there are free printable labels for your final product!

This cayenne pain relief salve recipe is wonderful for treating pain caused by arthritis, sore muscles, stiffness and swelling. You can make it using either chili seed essential oil – a hotly pungent variety of Capsicum – or a cayenne extract – depending on what is most accessible to you. Both of these natural ingredients warm skin to help to relax tight or sore muscles.

I’ve also included neem oil as one of the ingredients for it’s healing and analgesic properties. For even more pain fighting power, you can opt to use arnica infused grapeseed oil over regular grapeseed oil in this recipe. Or even sub out the grape seed oil with your own favorite carrier oil of choice. (You can check out my chamomile balm recipe for instructions on how to make an herbal infusion.)

Finally, I scented this cayenne pain relief salve with a delicious fragrance blend of lavender and chocolate. The fragrance is optional, but it really smells amazing. I also created free printable labels for your cayenne pain relief salve to make it suitable for gifting.

(Allergic to capsicum? Try my homemade ginger salve recipe for sore muscles located here instead.)

This homemade chocolate and lavender scented cayenne pain relief salve recipe is wonderful for treating pain caused by arthritis, sore muscles, stiffness and swelling. Plus there are free printable labels for your final product!

Chocolate & Lavender Cayenne Pain Relief Salve Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

.75 oz. beeswax
.25 oz. traditional emulsifying wax
1 oz. cocoa butter (or mango butter)
1 oz. shea butter
.75 oz. grapeseed oil (optional to infuse with arnica flowers)
.25 oz. neem oil
.05 oz. vitamin E oil
1.5 mL chili seed essential oil
1 mL lavender essential oil
1.5 mL chocolate fragrance oil of choice, optional

Instructions:

Using a digital scale, begin by weighing out the waxes and butters into a small glass Pyrex measuring cup. Heat in the microwave at 50% power until the wax has melted completely, approximately 3 to 4 minutes. (Alternately you can use a double boiler.)

Now weigh out the grape seed oil and neem oil and stir into the melted wax and butters. Follow with the vitamin E oil.

Using a different graduated plastic transfer pipette for each ingredient, measure out and add the essential oils and fragrance. Stir well.

Now pour your cayenne pain relief salve evenly into your containers. I used two 2.65 oz. white dial up empty deodorant containers. However the 2.5 oz. size will also work. Allow the product to cool and solidify completely before placing the caps onto your containers.

Finally, print out the labels (found here) onto your choice of full size clear inkjet (or laser) labels. (I used labels from WorldLabel.) Plain white sticker labels will also work. Cut out the individual labels using scissors, remove the backing and adhere the labels to the front of your containers. And you’re done!

To use, dial the product up the same as you would deodorant and apply to affected areas of skin as needed. Massage in. Avoid using on broken skin and be sure to wash your hands well after use. Due to the chili seed essential oil this product will irritate mucous membranes, eyes and other sensitive areas.

No time to make your own cayenne pain relief salve? Then consider purchasing Dr. Christopher’s Formula Cayenne Heat Ointment or Wild Carrot Herbals’ Ginger Body Butter.

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Rose & Lavender Body Wash Recipe

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This homemade rose and lavender body wash recipe is so simple to make that you won't believe how luxurious it feels on skin! Plus it's also great as a foaming hand soap refill!

This homemade rose & lavender body wash recipe is so simple to make that you won’t believe how luxurious it feels on skin! There’s no special knowledge needed to make this easy rose & lavender body wash recipe. Simply weigh out the ingredients, mix and then pour into your container. Plus you can easily make substitutions to the fragrance or oils included in this recipe to match your individual preferences!

In addition, because this rose & lavender body wash recipe contains aloe vera gel, it’s perfect for those summer days you may have spent too much time in the sun!

This homemade rose and lavender body wash recipe is so simple to make that you won't believe how luxurious it feels on skin! Plus it's also great as a foaming hand soap refill!

Homemade Rose & Lavender Body Wash Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

3 oz. organic liquid Castille soap
2 oz. aloe vera gel
1 oz. rose hydrosol
.25 oz. evening primrose oil
30 drops (or 1.5 ml) lavender essential oil

Instructions:

Using a digital scale, weigh out the Castille soap, aloe vera gel, rose hydrosol and evening primrose oil into a medium to large glass Pyrex measuring cup.

Use a dropper or graduated transfer pipette to add the lavender essential oil.

Mix the ingredients for this rose and lavender body wash recipe until they are fully incorporated then use a funnel to pour the body wash into a 6-8 oz. container of your choice.

Shake before use and enjoy as you would any other body wash!

This homemade rose and lavender body wash recipe is so simple to make that you won't believe how luxurious it feels on skin! Plus it's also great as a foaming hand soap refill!

Use it as moisturizing hand soap!

Alternately, this homemade rose and lavender body wash recipe also makes a wonderful, moisturizing hand soap by the sink! Simply refill your existing hand soap container with this body wash. To refill a foaming hand soap container, fill the container 1/3 of the way full with your body wash then fill the remainder of the container with distilled water.

Why evening primrose oil?

Evening Primrose Oil contains a high concentration of the fatty acid, gamma-linolenic acid, also called GLA. This fatty acid gives this plant its remarkable healing properties. Studies have shown that evening primrose oil helps to moisturize, rejuvenate and repair skin cells as well as provide relief from skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis and rosacea. Don’t want to use evening primrose oil? You can substitute any carrier oil in it’s place.

What about other substitutions?

In addition, you can easily change the fragrance of this body wash recipe by substituting the rose hydrosol with any other flower hydrosol of your choice. Prefer simply a rose scented body wash? Omit the lavender essential oil. Or use your favorite essential oil in its place! Mix and match your favorite flower hydrosol and essential oil(s) for a fun custom scent.

For more of my homemade soap recipes as well as bath and beauty DIY’s be sure to follow me on Pinterest for collections of not only my homemade soap recipes and beauty DIY’s but also some of my favorites from around the web.

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Non-Greasy Lavender Body Butter Recipe

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DIY Lavender Body Butter! This non-greasy lavender body butter recipe is easy to craft and makes wonderful homemade gift idea. A touch of natural neem oil is added for it's antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal properties that work together to promote skin health. #diy #bodybutter #lavender #giftidea #crafts #skincare

This non-greasy lavender body butter recipe is easy to craft and makes a wonderful homemade gift idea. A touch of natural neem oil is added for it’s antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal properties that work together to promote skin health.

I made this lavender body butter recipe specifically for my grandmother as a homemade Christmas gift. Her favorite scent is lavender lavender lavender.  Additionally she also, unfortunately, struggles with recurring shingles. Because of neem oils antiviral properties, I thought adding neem oil to this non-greasy lavender body butter recipe would be the perfect fit for her. Traditionally, neem oil has been used in many skin care applications that offer relief from common skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis.

DIY Lavender Body Butter! This non-greasy lavender body butter recipe is easy to craft and makes wonderful homemade gift idea. A touch of natural neem oil is added for it's antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal properties that work together to promote skin health. #diy #bodybutter #lavender #giftidea #crafts #skincare

Non-greasy Lavender Body Butter Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

3 oz. refined shea butter
.25 oz. refined/deodorized cocoa butter
.2 oz. hemp seed oil
.1 oz. lanolin
.1 oz. Cyclomethicone
.05 oz. arrowroot powder
.07 oz. lavender essential oil
1 ml pure 100% neem oil
1ml vitamin E oil

Instructions:

If you prefer an all natural lavender body butter then you can omit the Cyclomethicone. However, this ingredient gives the resulting body butter a smooth, silky feel and also helps the end product not feel greasy once it absorbs into skin. Color is also optional. If you’d like a lavender tinted product you can use micas or oxide and ultramarine pigment powders. In addition you can use unrefined shea butter and cocoa butter but it may impact the fragrance of the final product depending on where you source your ingredients.

This lavender body butter recipe yields one 4 oz. container and will weigh around 3.8 oz. You can easily double or triple this recipe to make more than one lavender body butter at a time.

Begin by using a digital kitchen scale to weigh out the shea and cocoa butters. Combine in a large glass Pyrex measuring cup and heat at reduced power until fully melted.

Weigh out the arrowroot powder and stir into the butters until it has dissolved.

Now weigh out the lanolin and stir into the melted butters until it has liquified.

Next weigh out and stir in the hemp seed oil, lavender essential oil and Cyclomethicone. Follow with the vitamin E and neem oils, using graduated plastic pipette to measure out and add these ingredients. Mix well.

This homemade non-greasy lavender body butter recipe makes a lovely homemade Christmas gift idea and contains natural lavender essential oil and neem oil.

Pour the body butter into a 4 oz. container of your choice. I used a small 4 oz. quilted Ball canning/jelly jar. (My 12 pack of jars came with a set of blank labels you see on the front of my lavender body butter.) You can easily find these at local grocery stores as well as big box stores. Keep in mind that this lavender body butter recipe will take a while to harden up. You can speed this up by placing it in the fridge.

To use simply scoop out a small amount and rub onto skin as desired. Keep in mind that less is more. A little goes a long way and using too much will take the product longer to absorb.

For label ideas for this lavender body butter be sure to check out my homemade cranberry non-greasy body butter recipe which instructs you on using sticker paper and stamp to make a seasonal sticker label for the top of the canning jar. If you liked this recipe you may also like my dry oil body spray recipe.

You can 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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Homemade Lavender Bath Bomb Recipe

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Natural Homemade Lavender Bath Fizzies Recipe with Skin Loving Shea Butter, Apricot Kernel Oil and Sea Salt

Want a truly indulgent bath experience? This easy homemade lavender bath bomb recipe is enriched with skin loving shea butter and apricot kernal oil and produces a very dense, concentrated fizz.

I made these lavender bath bombs two ways. I used a Basic Guest Round Silicone Soap Mold as well as a plastic round two piece bath bomb mold. You can use any mold you like but be sure to keep it simple or you’ll have trouble getting them out of your mold in one piece. I found that with the silicone mold it works best if you press the mixed ingredients into the mold cavities all at once instead of layering it in. You’ll also want to give them extra drying time before unmolding. I recommend two days.

Homemade Lavender Bath Bomb Recipe

If it’s super humid where you live use a round two piece bath bomb mold – in which you press the two sides of the mold together around the mixed ingredients – or a meat baller as this works better and is less likely to fall apart when being unmolded. Plus you can unmold and wrap the round bath bombs sooner.

Homemade Lavender Bath Bomb Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

4.5 oz. baking soda
2.25 oz. citric acid
1 oz. fine sea salt
1 oz. white (cosmetic) kaolin clay
.5 oz. apricot kernel oil
.5 oz. refined shea butter
4 ml lavender essential oil

Directions:

Using a digital scale weigh out the baking soda, citric acid, sea salt and kaolin clay into a glass bowl and mix together with a fork.

Now weigh out the shea butter into a small glass Pyrex measuring cup and heat in the microwave until melted. Weigh out the apricot kernel oil and stir into the melted shea butter.

Using a graduated plastic transfer pipette measure out the lavender essential oil and add to the melted shea butter and oil.

Slowly drizzle the melted butter and oil into the dry ingredients a little at a time mixing with a fork as you go until the dry ingredients stay clumped together when you press onto them.

Now firmly press the dry ingredients into your mold(s) of choice. Allow to dry, then remove from molds and wrap. This recipe will yield approximately five lavender bath fizzies if you use the guest silicone soap mold or about one and a half large bath bombs.

To use simply drop your homemade lavender bath bombs into the tub under running water.

Prefer a DIY kit? Try this all inclusive DIY Bath Bomb Kit.

For more homemade bath bomb recipes, homemade soap recipes and other bath and beauty DIY’s be sure to follow my DIY Bath and Body Pinterest Board! You can also follow Soap Deli News blog via Blog Lovin’, Facebook, Tumblr, Instagram and Twitter.

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After Sun Skin Soother Cream Recipe

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This natural After Sun Skin Soother Cream Recipe is made from natural skin nourishing oils, shea butter, essential oils and aloe vera gel. It's perfect for replenishing those stubborn spots of dry skin or for soothing and speeding up the healing process after a sunburn.

This natural after sun skin soother cream recipe is one of the first natural lavender scented cream products that I created when I started selling on my local farmer’s market many years ago. As it’s been so long since it’s conception – we’re talking a decade now – I thought it was time to bring it back around and share it again.

This natural After Sun Skin Soother Cream Recipe is made from natural skin nourishing oils, shea butter, essential oils and aloe vera gel. It’s perfect for replenishing those stubborn spots of dry skin or for soothing and speeding up the healing process after a sunburn. To use, simply apply to skin after extended sun exposure or to sunburns or anytime your skin needs a lift of moisture.

This natural After Sun Skin Soother Cream Recipe is made from natural skin nourishing oils, shea butter, essential oils and aloe vera gel. It's perfect for replenishing those stubborn spots of dry skin or for soothing and speeding up the healing process after a sunburn.

After Sun Skin Soother Cream Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

1 Cup Raw/Natural Shea Butter
1/2 teaspoon Lavender Essential Oil
1/4 teaspoon Tea Tree Oil
2 teaspoons Aloe Vera Gel
1 teaspoon Vitamin E Oil
2 teaspoons of Mountain Rose Herbs Restorative Skin Oil

Instructions:

Melt the shea butter in a double boiler on the stove, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat then measure out and stir in the remaining ingredients. Allow to solidify then mix again with a fork to ensure the aloe is fully incorporated within the cream. Spoon into two 4 oz. jars. Ingredients for this recipe were specifically purchased from Mountain Rose Herbs.

If you like this natural after sun skin care recipe, then you’ll also want to try my Silky After Sun Moisture Spray Recipe. Or you can discover more after sun skin care recipes and other bath and beauty DIY projects by following my DIY Bath and Body board on Pinterest.

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