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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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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Homemade Apple & Pumpkin Spice Lotion Recipe

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Homemade Apple and Pumpkin Spice Lotion Recipe

This luxurious homemade apple & pumpkin spice lotion recipe is perfect for the season! It contains rosehip seed oil prized for it’s healing, moisturizing and anti-inflammatory properties as well as skin nourishing coconut oil, shea and cocoa butters. You’ll also love the light warming sensation you get from the addition of cinnamon, clove and ginger essential oils in this homemade pumpkin spice lotion. Not only will you smell like yummy pumpkin pie spice with a touch of apple, but you’re skin will thank you too!

Homemade Apple and Pumpkin Spice Lotion Recipe

Homemade Apple & Pumpkin Spice Lotion Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

.25 oz. cocoa butter, refined
.25 oz. beeswax
.25 oz. stearic acid
1.9 oz. 76° melt point coconut oil, refined
.75 oz. grape seed oil
.75 oz. rosehip seed oil
.35 oz. shea butter, refined
.05 oz. Phenonip
10 drops vitamin E
.15 oz. Nature’s Garden Crisp & Candied fragrance oil
25 drops cinnamon essential oil
5 drops clove essential oil
10 drops ginger essential oil
.25 oz. Cyclomethicone
.8 oz. aloe vera gel
.5 oz. distilled water
.1 oz. pure Madagascar bourbon vanilla extract

Instructions:

For this homemade pumpkin spice lotion recipe I used the Crisp & Candied fragrance oil from Nature’s Garden. I wasn’t overly fond of this scent in the beginning as it was overly sweet for me, but the addition of the cinnamon, clove and ginger essential oils gave it more of a spicy punch and I was really pleased with the resulting scent. As the focus of this homemade lotion recipe is on not only on its skin nourishing properties but also on the fragrance I highly recommend using refined ingredients so you get a true scent that’s not overpowered or masked by the natural scent of unrefined ingredients.

Should you wish to make this apple and pumpkin spice lotion recipe palm free, you may substitute the stearic acid (most commonly derived from palm sources) with beeswax bringing the total amount of beeswax used to .5 oz. and omit the stearic acid all together. (You can make this vegan by using emulsifying wax in place of the beeswax and/or stearic acid! You can also sub the beeswax with emulsifying wax if you don’t need the skin protection of beeswax.)

To create this apple and pumpkin spice lotion you’ll need to begin by weighing out the cocoa butter, beeswax, shea butter, stearic acid and coconut oil with a digital scale. Combine in a double boiler and heat until melted through then weigh out and add the rosehip seed and grape seed oils. Mix to combine then remove from heat.

Check the temperature of the melted ingredients and when they reach between 140°-155°F weigh out and add the Phenonip which you’ll need to prevent the growth of mold, bacteria and fungus. This is a necessary preservative as this lotion recipe contains water. (You can substitute the Phenonip with Optiphen, which is paraben free, but you’ll need to add it at around 120°F.) Mix into the lotion base.

Now weigh out and add the fragrance oil, essential oils and vitamin E and stir to combine.

Once the oils start to thicken to and turn a creamy color weigh out and add the Cyclomethicone, distilled water, aloe vera gel and vanilla extract. Whisk until thoroughly combined then pour into your container or containers of choice. Yields approximately 6 oz.

For more seasonal inspired homemade bath and body recipes be sure to check out and follow my DIY Bath & Body board on Pinterest. In addition you can also discover more of my recipes for homemade soaps, scrubs and more at Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen.

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DIY Sprayable Lotion Recipe with Shea Butter & Safflower

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Sprayable Shea Butter Lotion Recipe

This sprayable lotion recipe is really easy to make, it’s not greasy feeling and it leaves your skin feeling super soft after applying. You will however need to use a refined shea butter rather than raw shea butter to ensure this stays smooth and sprayable, but you can easily customize it with the fragrance of your choice. I scented mine with one of my own favorites, Red Velvet Cake.

DIY Sprayable Shea Butter Lotion Recipe

Shea Butter & Safflower Sprayable Lotion Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

2 oz. safflower oil
.5 oz. refined & deodorized shea butter
.1 oz. stearic acid
1 oz. Cyclomethicone
.25 oz. Dimethicone
.25 oz. rosehip seed oil
.25 oz. walnut oil
.5 oz. refined hemp seed oil
.15 oz. fragrance oil, optional

Instructions:

Begin by using a digital scale to weigh out the shea butter and stearic acid in a medium glass Pyrex measuring cup. Heat in at 60% power in the microwave just until it’s almost fully melted. Carefully removed from the microwave – use a towel as the glass does get hot! – and stir with a fork until the stearic acid has melted completed.

Weigh out the remaining ingredients and combine with the melted shea butter and stearic acid. Stir well.

Using a small funnel pour the liquid lotion evenly into two 4 oz. glass bottles or three 2 oz. glass bottles with a fingertip misters. Shake well.

To use simply spray on as desired and massage into skin. Shake well before each use.

If you like this sprayable lotion recipe then be sure to check out my collection of other DIY lotion, bath and beauty recipes at Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen. And be sure to follow on me on Pinterest for other great bath and body recipes.

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Mango Coconut Buttercream Homemade Body Frosting Recipe

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Beauty DIY - Mango Coconut Buttercream Homemade Whipped Body Frosting Recipe with Agave and Argan Oil

The name on this homemade body frosting recipe is a mouthful, but don’t let that stop you! I combined a delicious blend of mango, coconut and vanilla buttercream fragrance oils for a unique mouthwatering scent! You can enjoy this fantastic body frosting recipe whipped or as a cream. Plus it’s great not only for dry skin but also on thirsty locks. Simply apply it as a hair mask anywhere from ten minutes to overnight, then shampoo out.

I really love how this homemade whipped body frosting made my skin feel so soft and luxuriously smooth. Plus it doesn’t feel greasy like a lot of whipped body butters. Hopefully  you won’t be able to resist the charm of this whipped body frosting recipe either. Here’s how it’s done.

DIY Whipped Body Frosting Recipe for Skin and Hair with Argan Oil and Agave

Mango Coconut Buttercream Homemade Body Frosting Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

1.5 oz. 76° melt point coconut oil
1 oz. refined shea butter
.25 oz. rosehip seed oil
.5 oz. refined cocoa butter
.25 oz. argan oil
.25 oz. refined and deodorized/clear jojoba oil
.5 oz. Cyclomethicone
.2 oz. light agave syrup
.25 oz. white cosmetic beeswax
.05 oz. vanilla buttercream fragrance oil
.15 oz. mango coconut fragrance oil

Directions:

You’ll want to use a digital scale for this recipe to weigh out all of your ingredients.

Start by combining the coconut oil, shea butter and cocoa butter in a double boiler or equivalent. (Here’s a trick you can use if you don’t have one.) Once all the ingredients have melted remove from heat and mix in the remaining ingredients. (If you live in a particularly hot area or it’s the middle of summer you can sub the 76° melt point coconut oil with traditional 92° melt point coconut oil like you find the grocery store to give this a little more solidity as well as to add more coconut-y scent.)

Allow to solidify to a thick lotion/light cream like state then whip with a hand blender until fluffy. Or simply spoon into jars. Keep in mind this does take time to thicken back up. You can speed up the process by putting it in the fridge but this may cause some of the beeswax to separate a bit. On the counter it should reach its final consistency in a day or two.

Now spoon into a 6-8 oz. container of your choice and enjoy!

Interested in other great homemade bath and body recipes that include agave as an ingredient? Try my Agave & Dead Sea Mud Detoxifying Face Mask Recipe, Argan & Agave Shine Spray Recipe and my Pink Grapefruit & Poppyseed Sugar Scrub Recipe. You might also like my Ginger & Lime Shampoo Bar Recipe with Silk that has many of the same ingredients including argan oil as well as my recipe for a homemade natural Chocolate Rose Body Cream.

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