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.

For more great DIY beauty recipes be sure to follow my DIY Bath & Body Pinterest Board. You can also find me on Tumblr, Blog Lovin’, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

Free Soap Making eBooks

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How to Make Soap at Home - Homemade Soap Recipes for Beginners

Amazon has several great free soap making ebooks available today. They include How to Make Soap at Home: The Simple Soap Making Guide for Beginners! Discover How to Easily Make Gorgeous Looking & Beautifully Scented Homemade Soap! by Monica L. Patton, Homemade Liquid Soap for Beginners by Anna Ward, and The Creamy Craft of Cosmetic Making with Essential Oils and Their Friends by Jan Benham.

How to Make Soap at Home covers the basics of soap making and then instructs you on how to expand your expertise to make soaps that are entirely guided by your own imagination. This book will teach you how to gather your tools and ingredients, how to safely perform the required chemical processes and how to incorporate ingredients and decorations that will turn a standard soap into a beautiful and fragrant beauty product. It includes several basic homemade soap recipes to help you hone your skills and as well as information on how to use pre-made bases and homemade formulas to turn your ingredients into personalized exfoliating bars, soothing scrubs and vitamin-filled cleansing soaps.

How to Make Cosmetics with Essential Oils and Their Friends - Learn how to make your own DIY Homemade Lotions, Lip Balms, and More!

The Creamy Craft of Cosmetic Making with Essential Oils and Their Friends is guide for beginners on how to make natural homemade cosmetics. It clearly explains everything you need to know about the making of creams, lotions and ointments and also includes information about the most useful essential oils and carrier oils used in healthy skin care for skin, body and hair care.

Finally, Homemade Liquid Soap for Beginners teaches you how to make liquid homemade soap from scratch with over 17 liquid homemade soap recipes to get you started right away.

For more ebooks on how to make homemade soap and other free soap making ebooks, visit the Kindle store. These free soap making ebooks come and go quickly and are sometimes only available for a day or two so don’t delay! If you don’t have a kindle, you can visit Amazon and download the free Kindle Reading App which works on most devices include computers, tablets and smart phones. (I use the kindle app on my Mac book and iPhone.)

For more homemade soap recipes as well as natural homemade bath and body recipes and beauty DIY’s, be sure to follow my DIY Bath and Body Board on Pinterest. If you follow all of my Pinterest boards you’ll also discover lots of great DIY craft projects, homemade gift ideas, lifestyle tips and recipes. You can also read my own tutorial for making homemade cold process soaps here or  view my own full collection of homemade soap recipes at Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen.

To keep up with all of my new homemade soap recipes and projects and never miss a post be sure to follow Soap Deli News blog on Blog Lovin’ and on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and Instagram.

DIY Natural Chocolate Rose Hand and Body Cream Recipe

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Natural DIY Homemade Chocolate and Rose Hand and Body Cream Recipe - Luxurious Mother's Day Gift Idea

I know, here I am talking about chocolates and roses and Valentine’s Day has already come and gone. But I’m not talking about those chocolate and roses. Instead I’m talking about a heavenly chocolate and rose scented hand and body cream made with moisture intense coconut oil! Not only does it smell fabulous, but it’s a hundred percent natural. I also think it’d make a faboo homemade Mother’s Day gift in the near future. Read on for how to make it!

Natural Chocolate & Rose Body Cream Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

1.5 oz. 76 degree melt point coconut oil
1 oz. argan oil
.75 oz. beeswax
.25 oz. walnut oil
.25 oz. castor oil
20 drops cocoa absolute
10 drops rose essential oil (or a blend works too!)

Instructions:

Weigh out the beeswax using a digital kitchen scale and melt either in the microwave (in a glass pyrex measuring cup) or a double boiler. Next, weigh out the remaining oils in a separate container then stir into the melted beeswax until all ingredients have melted. Add the cocoa absolute and rosewood essential oil and stir. Allow to set up almost all of the way, then mix well to incorporate the cocoa absolute back into the cream. (It sinks to the bottom when the oils are still liquid.) Finally, spoon into a 4 oz. container or evenly into two 2 oz. containers of your choice. Use as desired on hands, feet or body.

Don’t want to use walnut oil? Oils with intense healing properties like evening primrose oil, pumpkin seed oil and rosehip seed oil make great substitutes. You can also use tamanu oil – one of my favorites! – however, as it has a strong natural scent it may affect the smell of the final product slightly.

For a slightly thicker cream, try adding 1 oz. of shea butter or .5 oz. of one of the following: cocoa, kokum or illipe butter.

This is also great on lips or even as a hair mask in a pinch.

For more great homemade bath, body and skin care recipes, be sure to follow my DIY Bath and Body board on Pinterest. And if you’re already thinking ahead to Mother’s Day, then be sure to follow my Homemade Mother’s Day Gift Ideas board on Pinterest as well. I’ll be adding lots of new DIY Mother’s Day gift ideas in the coming months!

Handmade DIY Face Cream for Men

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Homemade Gift Idea for Guys - Handmade DIY Face Cream for Men

Despite many common stereotypes, a lot of men actually use skin care products on a regular basis – including face creams and lotions. A common issue I’ve heard from the men I know however, is that facial care for them are often scented too strong if they’re created specifically for men or they smell super girly if they’re not. Also that sometimes finding suitable unscented products can be a chore.

So here’s a homemade face lotion recipe just for your favorite man. It’s ever so lightly scented with a masculine fragrance, can easily be crafted in under five minutes, and is formulated to be gentle enough for faces and sensitive skin. Gift it this year as a homemade Valentine’s Day gift, a Father’s Day gift or even a Christmas stocking stuffer.

DIY Lightly Scented Face Cream for Men - Handmade Gift Idea for Guys

Men’s Lightly Scented Face Cream Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

4 oz. Unscented Gentle Face Cream Cosmetic Base
1 ml Happy (Type) For Men Type Premium Grade Fragrance Oil (or other skin safe masculine scented fragrance oil)

Instructions:

Using a digital kitchen scale, weigh out the lotion base into a small glass measuring cup or glass beaker. Then, using a graduated plastic transfer pipette, measure out 1 ml of the fragrance oil – or 2ml for a stronger scent – and mix well until fragrance is fully incorporated into the lotion base.

Now simply spoon the lotion into a 4 oz. plastic container or a glass jar with lid and cap. You can label your jar with a hand drawn label for a more intimate look using a blank label sticker sheet to create your message or product label or simply dress it up a pretty strip of washi tape around the jar.

For more homemade gift ideas for men check out these posts on Soap Deli News as well as my Father’s Day Gift Ideas board on Pinterest that contains handmade gifts for guys that you can buy and DIY.

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.

For more homemade winter themed gift ideas as well as other DIY bath and beauty recipes, be sure to follow my boards on Pinterest! You can also follow Soap Deli News on Blog Lovin’ and Tumblr as well as on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.