Holiday Foaming Hand Soap DIY

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This holiday foaming hand soap DIY lends a festive touch to your existing soap pumps. Or make your own peppermint scented foaming hand soap with just three simple ingredients! These make great homemade teacher gifts too!

This holiday foaming hand soap DIY lends a festive touch to your foaming hand soap pumps! Learn how to create festive holiday images for your foaming hand soap containers as well as how to make your own peppermint scented foaming hand soap. All you need are three simple, natural ingredients. Not only will these festive holiday soap pumps look great in your bathroom, but they also make great homemade teacher gifts too!

This holiday foaming hand soap DIY lends a festive touch to your foaming hand soap pumps! Learn how to create festive holiday images for your foaming hand soap containers as well as how to make your own peppermint scented foaming hand soap. All you need are three simple, natural ingredients. Not only will these festive holiday soap pumps look great in your bathroom, but they also make great homemade teacher gifts too!

Peppermint Foaming Hand Soap Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

6.25 oz. liquid Castille soap
2.5 oz. distilled (or filtered water)
.05 oz. peppermint essential oil

Instructions:

This peppermint foaming hand soap recipe yields one bottle of soap. Increase the recipe as needed for different sized containers or to make multiples all at once.

Using a digital scale, weigh out all of the ingredients into a glass Pyrex measuring cup. Stir gently, then pour into your foaming soap pump bottle and screw on the lid. (Also be sure to try my rose & lavender body wash recipe in your foaming soap pump bottles too!)

I used 250 mL plastic PET bottles with white foamer pumps from SKS Bottle & Packaging.  (You can find these on their website here.)

Now you just need to print the image for your holiday foaming hand soap.

This holiday foaming hand soap DIY lends a festive touch to your foaming hand soap pumps! Learn how to create festive holiday images for your foaming hand soap containers as well as how to make your own peppermint scented foaming hand soap. All you need are three simple, natural ingredients. Not only will these festive holiday soap pumps look great in your bathroom, but they also make great homemade teacher gifts too!

 For the images on my holiday foaming hand soap container, I purchased this Christmas themed clip art from Kenna Sato Designs. (I also love her other cute Christmas clip art found here and here.)

Using a word program – I use OpenOffice which is free to download – create a new text document.

Now insert the image(s) you wish to use onto the document by going to Insert > Picture > From File. Resize the image to 3.5″ wide by clicking on the image, holding down shift then right clicking on the bottom right corner and dragging the image diagonally to the left until it’s the desired size.

Repeat with additional images if desired. (You can find a screenshot tutorial of this process here.)

Now print your page with the images onto a full size white glossy label (inkjet or laser depending on the type of printer you have.) I get my labels from WorldLabel.

Next, simply cut out your image(s), remove the backing, and adhere the image to the front center of your holiday foaming hand soap pump container(s).

Hand draw labels for your holiday foaming hand soap pump containers to give as homemade gifts!

Alternately, you can also draw your own labels!

To create your labels simply sketch out your drawing onto blank white matte sticker paper, using the bottle as a guide so you get the label size right. The color your drawing in with permanent markers or your other favorite medium. Cut out the label.

Now take a clear or crystal clear sticker label and cut the label so it’s slightly larger than your image. Remove the backing from the clear sticker label and place it on top of your image so the image is fully covered. Trim off the excess label. (Alternately, if your labels are small enough, you can also do the same thing with packing tape.) Now adhere the label you just created to your foaming soap pump bottle.

Looking for more homemade gift ideas for the holidays? Then be sure to check out this post for 50 unique holiday gift ideas you can make for friends and family.

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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.

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Homemade Mother’s Day Gift Idea – Natural Liquid Foaming Bath Soap Recipe

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Homemade Mother's Day Gift Ideas - Handmade Foaming Liquid Soap Recipe - Natural Bath and Beauty DIYCraft these easy to make, homemade liquid foaming soaps via Paula Deen as homemade Mother’s Day gifts this year! They’re not only super quick and easy to create – even the kids can get involved in this one – but mom’s skin will love this natural bath soap! All you need is some sweet almond oil, local honey from your farmer’s market, liquid soap, and some vanilla extract for fragrance. (Although, I’d substitute the vanilla extract with a teaspoon of mom’s favorite essential oil.) Mix all of your ingredients together following the recipe at Paula Deen, then pour into the soap containers of your choice.

It’s easy to dress up your finished Mother’s Day gift with a strip of washi tape and a piece of ribbon, cord, or twine! Or print out my blank, homemade Mother’s Day gift labels onto sticker paper.

Want more lovely homemade gift ideas for mom? Be sure to visit and follow my Homemade Mother’s Day Gift Ideas Board on Pinterest!


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DIY Mason Jar Soap Dispenser & DIY Liquid Soap Refills

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Looking for a re-usable soap dispenser so you can stop wasting money on small bottles that you can’t refill? Then look no further than She Knows Living!
DIY Mason Jar Soap Dispenser Projects
She Knows Living serves up a simple, photo tutorial for crafting your own DIY Mason Jar Soap Dispenser. All you need is an empty mason jar, a pump dispenser – either new or recycled from an old soap pump, some paint for a decorative rim, and a nail and hammer to make your hole! While this particular tutorial doesn’t instruct you to do this, you can use a hot glue gun to permanently adhere the pump to the lid of the mason jar. Personalize your mason jar soap dispenser by decorating the rim with your choice of paint color(s) to match your decor whether it’s being used in the kitchen or bathroom.
Now that you have a new soap dispenser, it’s time to fill it up with soap! You can either fill it with your favorite liquid soap or scent an unscented liquid Castile soap (available from Mountain Rose Herbs) with a bit of your favorite fragrance or essential oil(s.)
Or make your own liquid soap from leftover soap slivers you’ve saved from the kitchen or bath! Simply grate 8oz. of handmade soap (or about two 4oz. sized bars of handmade soap) and add to a pot filled with a gallon of distilled water. Place the pot on the stove and add two Tablespoons of liquid glycerin to the finely grated soap shavings and the distilled water. Heat over medium/high heat and stir until your soap dissolves. Once your soap mixture dissolves, remove it from the heat and let stand for 10-12 hours. After your soap has completely cooled, beat with a hand mixer to mix thoroughly. If your soap is too thick, you can mix in a small amount of distilled water at this point until your soap is the consistency you desire. If it’s too thin – as this can happen depending on the recipe of the soap you choose to use – simply reheat the mixture and add in more grated soap. Once your soap is complete, stir in a small amount of fragrance or essential oil(s) and use a funnel to pour the soap into containers of your choice. (Organic vegetable glycerin and organic essential oils are available from Mountain Rose Herbs.)
Looking for a dish soap rather than a hand soap? Simply pour 1/2 of distilled water into your soap dispenser followed by 2 cups of liquid Castile soap. Then mix in 1/2 teaspoon of lemon essential oil, cap your dispenser and gently shake to mix the ingredients.
Have bar soap you need to keep dry but haven’t quite found that perfect soap dish? Use a sponge! Just place your favorite bar of handmade soap on a dry sponge by the sink to help keep it dry!
What’s your favorite type of soap to use – bar soap or liquid soap?

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DIY Homemade Laundry Detergent + Liquid Soap Recipes

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One of the most time consuming things about making handmade soaps is the wait. The wait for your oils and lye water to cool down enough so you can mix your soap, the 24hr. waiting period before you are able to unmold your soaps, and the wait for your soaps to cure. As I was making more of my unscented goat milk soap and a new White Chocolate Raspberry goat milk scented soap yesterday, I decided to utilize my time and finally get around to making some much need homemade laundry detergent. There isn’t really waiting time with this project, however, grating the soap for the detergent is time consuming, so it made for a great way to pass the time!

I decided to make an all natural homemade laundry detergent using a bar of my own handmade lemon mint soap. As it’s scented with only lemongrass and peppermint essential oils it was a great choice as a base for my detergent! Not only does making my own detergent save money over buying commercial detergent brands, but I like that’s it’s also eco-friendly! You can also use an unscented soap and add a few drops of fragrance or essential oils to your recipe before mixing.

1. To make my own handmade laundry detergent, first I finely grated one 4oz. bar of my handmade soap. This is the most time consuming part of making homemade laundry detergent and your hands definitely feel the work by the time you’re done. However, the end result is worth the half hour or so it takes to do.
2. After grating the soap, I added one measured cup of Arm & Hammer brand All Natural Super Washing Soda and one measured cup of 20 Mule Team brand Borax All Natural Laundry Booster to the grated soap into a glass container. (Both of these products can easily be found in most major grocery stores in the laundry detergent aisle.)
3. I then mixed all of the ingredients with a spoon, then poured into a blender and and mixed on the highest setting until the detergent reached a powder consistency. I did remove the blender several times to shake the ingredients before blending again to insure everything got mixed and blended completely.
4. Once my homemade laundry detergent reached a powdered state, I poured it into a 5″x7″ resealable bag. You can also use a mason jar with a lid to store your laundry powder. Once packaged, you can label your bag or jar for future storage or use. Or give your freshly made, homemade laundry detergent as a gift by affixing a label to the bag or jar and tying off with some ribbon and a tablespoon sized scoop. My batch made approximately 1lb. 3.5oz. of homemade laundry detergent.
5. To use your homemade laundry detergent, simply scoop one Tablespoon of detergent into the washer for small loads or two Tablespoons of detergent for large loads.

Looking for other uses for grated handmade soap? Make your own homemade liquid soap! Simply grate two 4oz. sized handmade soap bars of your choice and add to a pot filled with a gallon of distilled water. Place the pot on the stove and add two Tablespoons of liquid glycerin to the finely grated soap shavings and the distilled water. Heat over medium/high heat and stir until your soap dissolves. Once your soap mixture dissolves, remove it from the heat and let stand for 10-12 hours. After your soap has completely cooled, beat with a hand mixer to mix thoroughly. If your soap is too thick, you can mix in a small amount of distilled water at this point until your soap is the consistency you desire. If it’s too thin – as this can happen depending on the recipe of the soap you choose to use – simply reheat the mixture and add in more grated soap. Once your soap is complete, use a funnel to pour the soap into containers of your choice. (Note: You can purchase organic vegetable glycerin for this project from Mountain Rose Herbs.)


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