Cranberry Chutney Homemade Solid Lotion Bar Recipe

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This cranberry chutney homemade solid lotion bar recipe makes a wonderful last minute DIY stocking stuffer or homemade Christmas gift! Eco-friendly packaging makes it convenient and less messy while printable cranberry labels lend a personal touch.

This cranberry chutney homemade solid lotion bar recipe makes a wonderful last minute DIY stocking stuffer or homemade Christmas gift! These homemade solid lotion bars are both quick and easy to make and they’re ready to go within hours of making them. In addition, they’re also a snap to make in bulk for holiday party favors or gift giving in large groups.

Your gift recipient(s) will love all the benefits of this cranberry chutney homemade solid lotion bar recipe. Benefits include not only the wonderfully sweet and tart scent of the cranberry fragrance but also the moisturizing benefits of the cocoa and mango butters and the anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant qualities of Manuka honey! Plus, the eco-friendly packaging – that works like a push up pop – lends convenience and less mess while the printable cranberry labels lend a personal touch.

This cranberry chutney homemade solid lotion bar recipe makes a wonderful last minute DIY stocking stuffer or homemade Christmas gift! Eco-friendly packaging makes it convenient and less messy while printable cranberry labels lend a personal touch.

Cranberry Chutney Homemade Solid Lotion Bar Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

2 oz. beeswax
2 oz. cocoa butter
2 oz. mango butter
3 oz. safflower oil
.25 oz. Manuka honey
.2 oz. Cranberry Chutney fragrance oil
1/2 teaspoon red or pink oil soluble cosmetic colorant

Instructions:

Using a digital scale, begin by weighing out the beeswax, cocoa and mango butters. Heat until melted in a double boiler or at 50% power in the microwave in large glass Pyrex measuring cup. Remove from heat.

Now weigh out the safflower oil and stir into the melted wax and butters. (I chose this carrier oil for it’s soothing and moisturizing benefits but you can substitute with any other liquid at room temperature carrier oil of your choosing if desired.)

Measure and add your colorant. Whisk well to thoroughly and evenly distribute the colorant. (I used Crafters Choice™ Red Orange Oil Locking Mica Shimmer for mine. However, you can also use other cosmetic micas or even red iron oxide pigment powder. You may need to adjust the usage however based on the intensity of the color as you don’t want to see the color on your skin when applied.)

Finally weigh out both the honey and your fragrance oil and stir the lotion mixture well until all ingredients are fully incorporated. (I used this Cranberry Chutney fragrance oil from Brambleberry here, however, you can of course substitute with another cranberry fragrance oil or a completely different scent entirely!)

Now carefully pour the combined, now liquid lotion ingredients, into your containers. (I used the 1.5 oz. brown paperboard push up tubes from SKS Bottle & Packaging.) This cranberry chutney homemade solid lotion bar recipe will make six of these 1.5 oz. containers. However, if you don’t need six solid lotion bars, you can simply cut this homemade solid lotion bar recipe in half.

Allow your solid lotion bars to solidify completely. (You can speed this up by placing your lotion bars in the refrigerator. However, cooling these quickly can cause the tops to sink and a leave a small hole on the top of the lotion bar.)

This cranberry chutney homemade solid lotion bar recipe makes a wonderful last minute DIY stocking stuffer or homemade Christmas gift! Eco-friendly packaging makes it convenient and less messy while printable cranberry labels lend a personal touch.

Once your cranberry chutney solid lotion bars have completely solidified, you can cap the containers and add the cranberry stickers. (Click here to download my printable cranberry stickers I created for you.) Once you download the PDF file, print as many pages as desired onto full sheet labels. (I use the labels from WorldLabel as they have a great product in addition to great prices.) Then simply cut out the cranberry stickers and apply to your containers as desired.

Interested in even more homemade cranberry themed recipes? Then you may also like my homemade cranberry body butter recipe as well as my frosted cranberry coconut milk soap recipe. Other homemade Christmas gift ideas you may like include my collection of non-greasy body butter recipes for making your own homemade lavender body butter, vanilla & fig body butter, lemon verbena body butter and cinnamon sugar body butter with free printable labels.

For even more of my homemade bath and body recipes as well as favorites from around the web, be sure to check out and follow my DIY Bath and Body board on Pinterest. If you’re looking for additional homemade Christmas gift ideas, you’ll find an inspiring collection of DIY projects and recipes via my Christmas gift idea boards on PinterestUnique DIY Christmas Gift Ideas and DIY Stocking Stuffer Sized Christmas Gifts. You can also find and follow me via Blog Lovin’ and TumblrFacebook, Twitter, G+ and Instagram.


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Super Easy DIY Gem Bath Melts Recipe

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This super easy DIY gem bath melts recipe requires just a few simple ingredients to create a beautiful and luxurious DIY wedding favor or gift. Or make DIY gem shaped solid lotion bars instead!

This super easy DIY gem bath melts recipe requires just a few simple ingredients to create beautiful and luxurious DIY wedding favors or homemade gifts! Made primarily of moisturizing mango butter, these gem bath melts will melt in bath water or on skin at around 86°F. As they begin to melt instantly when applied to skin they can also be used as solid lotion bars. Scent however you like – I scented mine with a Champagne fragrance oil – and customize with different colors of mica for a touch of shimmer on skin and/or fine glitter for more obvious color play.

If you live in a warmer climate that won’t accommodate your gem bath melts staying solid due to the heat, then be sure to try my alternate solid lotion bar recipe instead! Read on to learn how to make your own DIY gem bath melts with my super easy bath melts recipe.

This super easy DIY gem bath melts recipe requires just a few simple ingredients to create beautiful and luxurious DIY wedding favors or homemade gifts!

DIY Easy Gem Bath Melts Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

4 oz. refined mango butter
2.5 mL fragrance oil or 1 mL essential oil
1 teaspoon mica
pinch of fine glitter, optional

What you’ll need:

Gemstone Silicone Mold
Digital Scale
Graduated Plastic Transfer Pipettes
Glass Pyrex Measuring Cup
Microwave or Double Boiler
Measuring Teaspoon
Utensil for Stirring
Cutting Board

Instructions:

For this bath melts recipe I used Diamond Dust mica powder from Nature’s Garden and the Champagne fragrance oil from Brambleberry. However you can use your choice of mica and fragrance that fits your needs and/or color scheme. The mica will stay incorporated throughout your melted mango butter as it sets up. However, should you choose to use fine glitter keep in mind that it is heavier than mica and will sink to the bottom. The glitter really sticks to skin when you rub these onto your skin and can look fantastic if you’re going for a glittery Halloween or party look.

Using a digital scale weigh out the mango butter. Place in a glass Pyrex measuring cup and heat at 50%, stirring partially through, until melted. (Alternately you can use a double boiler.) Be sure to handle the measuring cup with a dish towel or pot holder as the glass will get hot!

Allow the mango butter to cool slightly then measure out the fragrance oil using a graduated plastic transfer pipette. Stir the fragrance into the melted mango butter.

Using a measuring spoon, measure out one teaspoon of mica and, if desired, a pinch of glitter. Stir into the melted mango butter.

Place your gems mold on a cutting board. Now use the Pyrex measuring cup to carefully pour the melted mango butter into the mold.

Pick up the cutting board with the filled diamond mold on it and place it in the refrigerator. Allow the mango butter to solidify fully – about an hour or so – before unmolding. If you try to unmold your gem bath melts and they begin to crack, they aren’t ready to be unmolded. Simply place them back in the refrigerator a little longer at which point they will pop out of the mold without cracking.

This super easy DIY gem bath melts recipe requires just a few simple ingredients to create beautiful and luxurious DIY wedding favors or homemade gifts!

Easy Gem Solid Lotion Bar Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

.8 oz. beeswax
.8 oz. cocoa butter
.8 oz. mango butter
1.5 oz. (liquid at room temperature) carrier oil of choice
.1 oz. Manuka honey or raw local honey
2.5 mL fragrance oil or 1 mL essential oil
1 teaspoon mica

Instructions:

This gem solid lotion bar recipe is easy to tweak based on the ingredients you have on hand. For the cocoa and mango butters you can opt to use all mango butter or all cocoa butter instead of both. If you don’t want to use honey – Manuka honey is well renowned for it’s anti-bacterial and healing properties – you can simply use 1.6 oz. of carrier oil instead and omit the honey.

Weigh and combine the beeswax and butters in a glass Pyrex measuring cup and heat at 50% power, stirring occasionally,  in the microwave until melted. (Alternately you can melt the ingredients in a double boiler or make your own double boiler by placing the Pyrex measuring cup on a canning ring in a pot of water on the stove.

Now weigh out the carrier oil and honey and stir into the melted butters and wax.

Follow by measuring out both the mica with a measuring spoon and the fragrance oil with graduated plastic transfer pipette and stir them into the melted solid lotion bar ingredients.

Now place the diamond gems mold on a cutting board. Fill the mold with your melted ingredients then carefully place the cutting board with the mold into the refrigerator until the lotion bars have fully hardened.

Now that you’ve made your DIY gem bath melts and/or gem shaped solid lotion bars, simply package them as desired – such as in clear cellophane treat bags tied with ribbon – and they’re ready for gifting!

If you enjoyed my gem bath melts recipe and solid lotion bar recipe, then be sure to check out more of my skin care recipes by following me on Pinterest, Tumblr and Blog Lovin’. You can also find me on Facebook, Twitter, G+ and Instagram.


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Homemade Solid Lotion Bar Recipe

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This homemade solid lotion bar recipe helps you say goodbye to dry skin while at the same time ditching that cliche plastic bottle of lotion.

From the Soap Deli News archives circa 2009 is this homemade solid lotion bar recipe via Arizona Spa Girls. Pegged as the Lotion is for Sissies Bar, this homemade solid lotion bar recipe helps you say goodbye to dry skin while at the same time ditching that cliché plastic bottle of lotion. Not only is this homemade solid lotion bar recipe is super easy to make, it also makes a thoughtful homemade gift idea for just about any occasion.

Homemade Solid Lotion Bar Recipe

Courtesy of Arizona Spa Girls

Ingredients:

4 oz. kokum butter or mango butter or shea butter
4 oz. beeswax pastilles
4 oz. – 5 oz. jojoba oil or sunflower oil or other carrier oil
1 Tablespoon colored jojoba wax spheres, optional

Instructions:

To make this homemade solid lotion bar recipe you’ll need to begin by weighing out all of your ingredients using a digital scale.

First melt the butter you’ve chosen. (You can use a double boiler or a microwave.)

Next, pour  the melted butter into 16-ounce Pyrex measuring cup then add the beeswax and colored jojoba. Melt in microwave until all the ingredients have melted.

Now add the liquid carrier oil, using 4 ounces for a hard bar, or 5 ounces for a softer bar.

Mix thoroughly and add essential oil or fragrance oil when mixture has cooled slightly if desired. (I recommend up to 1 oz. of essential oil or up to 2 oz. of skin safe fragrance oil.)

Pour the liquified solid lotion bar into small soap or silicone molds. (Or those single serving ice cream containers work great too!) Pop out when cool, about two hours. For best results, put in refrigerator for a few minutes before popping out of mold.

Which ingredients should I choose?

This homemade solid lotion bar recipe made with kokum butter helps you say goodbye to dry skin while at the same time ditching that cliché plastic bottle of lotion.

Choosing a cosmetic butter.

While butters offer pretty similar properties in skin care recipes, kokum, mango and shea butters do vary slightly.

Kokum butter contains beneficial compounds that are known help regenerate skin cells and support the elasticity and flexibility of the skin wall. It’s commonly used in skin healing lotions, creams and body butters, as well as soaps, cosmetics, and toiletries and is highly recommended to those that are crafting skin care recipes with the intent of producing a skin-healing end product. It has a long shelf life of around 3 years unlike cocoa butter which has an average shelf life of only one year.

Mango butter also has a long, three year shelf life. Mango butter has natural emollient and skin regenerating properties. It’s been traditionally used in the rainforest and tropics for its skin softening, soothing, moisturizing, and protective properties. In addition, mango butter is also a great source of essential fatty acids.

Shea butter has an approximate two year shelf life under proper storage conditions and has been used for centuries in Africa for its moisturizing and healing properties and to protect and condition damaged skin. Shea butter is naturally rich in Vitamins A and E, essential fatty acids and other vitamins and minerals, and, in addition to its moisturizing and healing properties, shea butter also offers a low level of UV protection (approximately SPF-6). Used alone, shea butter makes a great summer moisturizer to use both before and after sun exposure to reduce the possibility of the skin peeling or dryness.

This homemade solid lotion bar recipe combines naturally moisturizing oils and butters to create a nourishing homemade solid lotion bar recipe that helps you say goodbye to dry skin while at the same time ditching that cliché plastic bottle of lotion.

What about carrier oils.

Carrier oils are essentially vegetable oils used for making cosmetics,  aromatherapeutic applications and soapmaking. There are many different carrier oils you can choose from ranging from apricot kernel oil to wheat germ oil. In the end you should choose the one that best suits your own skin care needs.

The two carrier oils called for in this recipe are sunflower oil and jojoba oil. While jojoba oil is technically a liquid plant wax, it is treated as a carrier oil in skin care recipes.

Sunflower oil is an easily accessible and affordable carrier oil option. It’s high oleic acids as well as vitamins A, D, and E, lecithin, and unsaturated fatty acids. When used in skin care recipes it is deeply nourishing and and skin conditioning and is highly recommended for recipes designed to treat dry, weathered, aged, and damaged skin.

Jojoba oil, because it is a liquid plant wax, is very shelf stable. It’s favored in skin care recipes as its absorption properties are similar to our skins own sebum and is commonly used to help cleanse the scalp. It’s considered to be an excellent moisturizer and is believed to help improve skin elasticity and suppleness. It is also one of the “driest“ natural oils available.

For even more of my skin care recipes be sure to visit Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen. You can also follow me on Pinterest for collections of my favorite bath and beauty recipes from around the web.

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DIY Winter Snowflake Solid Lotion Bar Recipe

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DIY Handmade Winter Snowflake Solid Lotion Bar Recipe

Show your skin some love this winter with these moisture rich handmade solid lotion bars. Crafted from a collection of luxurious oils like argan, sweet almond, and macadamia nut oils, these cute snowflake shaped solid lotion bars provide long lasting skin benefits all season long.

These pretty pale blue snowflake lotion bars have just a hint of shimmer making them the perfect choice for homemade winter gift ideas or DIY winter wedding favors. While the clean up can be a bit challenging – I recommend washing everything ASAP and washing it twice in super hot water – you can make these in about a half hour.

Easy Handmade DIY Winter Blue Snowflake Solid Lotion Bar Recipe

Winter Blue Snowflake Solid Lotion Bar Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

5 oz. white cosmetic beeswax
3 oz. refined shea butter
1 oz. refined cocoa butter
1 oz. 76 degree melt point coconut oil
1 oz. sweet almond oil
1 oz. macadamia nut oil
1 oz. apricot kernel oil
1 oz. sesame oil
1 oz. argan oil
8.5 ml fragrance oil
1 ml rosemary extract
1 ml non-GMO vitamin E oil
pinch matte cobalt blue ultramarine powder
1/4 teaspoon Diamond Dust mica pigment (or similar)

Supplies:

One – 6 Cavity Snowflake Silicone Cake & Chocolate Mold
digital kitchen scale
4 cup glass Pyrex Measuring Cup
pot holder or kitchen towel
stick/immersion hand blender
Butter knife or stainless steel utensil for stirring
graduated plastic transfer pipettes
spray bottle with alcohol, optional
microwave or double boiler
cutting board

Instructions:

This recipe will yield six solid lotion bars each weighing 2.5 oz. or more.

To make these fun winter snowflake shaped solid lotion bars, you will start by weighing out the beeswax and cocoa butter into a large 4 cup glass Pyrex measuring cup. Melt these halfway in the microwave, then weigh out the shea butter to add to the cup. Continue heating until all ingredients have melted completely.

Carefully remove the measuring cup from the microwave using a kitchen towel or pot holder, then weigh out the coconut oil, sweet almond oil, argan oil, macadamia nut oil, apricot kernel oil and sesame oil and stir into the previously melted ingredients. Use a butter knife or other stainless steel utensil to stir until all ingredients have melted.

Measure out the rosemary extract, vitamin E, and fragrance oil using a different plastic transfer pipette for each ingredient and stir into the melted oils and butters. I used an Ocean Rain fragrance oil for mine but you can use any skin safe fragrance oil of your liking. Other scent suggestions you may like include First Snow and Jack Frost fragrance oils.

Now add a pinch – 1/8th of a teaspoon or less – of the cobalt blue ultramarine powder to the melted ingredients and 1/4 teaspoon of Diamond Dust mica.

Using a stick blender, mix the pigment powders into the melted lotion bar ingredients.

Place your snowflake mold on a cutting board so it can easily be moved. Now slowly pour the lotion mixture evenly into each of the six snowflake shaped cavities. If there are air bubbles from the mixing process, simply spritz lightly with alcohol until the bubbles are gone. Now place the mold on the cutting board in the freezer until the lotion bars have all solidified completely. Finally remove the lotion bars from the freezer, then push each bar of the mold by slowly turning it out of each cavity.

DIY Winter Wedding Favor Gift Idea - Homemade DIY Snowflake Solid Lotion Bar Recipe

Tightly wrap each solid lotion bar in plastic food wrap film or place each inside an 8 oz. deep round tin with lid.

To use, simply massage the bar onto your skin and smooth in.

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Natural Lemon Basil Solid Lotion Bar Recipe

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DIY Beauty and Skin Care Recipe - Homemade Natural Lemon Basil Lotion Bar Recipe

I originally shared this natural solid lotion bar recipe on Kanelstrand blog back in November of 2012. But just in case you missed it, I wanted to share it here as well. After all, the natural fragrance of this homemade solid lotion bar is just perfect for summer! And we all know keeping our feet moisturized and looking great is a priority if we’re going to sport sandals or hit the beach! This simple solid lotion bar recipe yields one 3 oz. lotion bar, although it can easily be increased by simply doubling the recipe once, twice, or more!

DIY Handmade Lemon Basil Solid Lotion Bar Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

1 oz. beeswax
1 oz. shea butter
1 oz. olive oil
15 drops lemongrass essential oil
15 drops basil essential oil

Directions:

You will need to use a mold for this solid lotion bar recipe. I chose to use an empty 3.6 oz. container of my favorite ice cream – Starbucks Java Chip Frappuccino – that I simply washed out and allowed to dry. However, you can also use a silicone muffin cups or these super cute flower shaped silicone baking cups. You’ll also need a digital kitchen scale, a glass measuring cup, a metal or plastic utensil, and your microwave.

How to Make Solid Lotion Bars - Easy DIY Homemade Lemon Basil Solid Lotion Bar RecipeStart by weighing out the beeswax and shea butter. Place in a glass measuring cup, then melt at reduced power in your microwave and stir. Next, weigh out the olive oil and stir into the beeswax and shea butter mixture. Now simply add 15 drops each of the lemongrass and basil essential oils and stir. Pour the liquid lotion mixture into your mold and set aside to cool. You can quickly speed up this process by placing the filled mold in the refrigerator or freezer.

How to Make a Natural Solid Lotion Bar from ScratchOnce your lotion bar has cooled and completely solidified it’s ready to be removed from the mold. I popped my upcycled ice cream container mold in the freezer for a minute or two. As the ice cream mold is wax lined, my solid lotion bar slid right out once I was ready to remove it from the mold! If you used a silicone mold, simply turn the lotion bar out of the mold used.

Beauty DIY - How to Make Solid Lotion Bars - Handmade Natural Lemon Basil Lotion Bar RecipeNow all that’s left is to package your lotion bar to your liking. A 4 oz. plastic jar is perfect for this. To use, simply rub onto skin and massage in. As this is scented with natural essential oils, you can also use this product on your lips.

Did you know that basil essential oil is antibacterial? And, like lemongrass essential oil, it can help to repel biting insects!

Prefer to craft an herbal vapor rub salve for chest congestion and coughs?

Simply substitute the lemongrass and basil essential oils for 30 drops of eucalyptus essential oil and 15 drops of camphor essential oil. Rub onto chest as needed to help relieve symptoms.

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