Vegan Solid Lotion Bar Recipe with Soothing Oat Butter & Lavender

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This vegan solid lotion bar recipe is made with soothing oat butter, plantain infused olive oil and lavender essential oil. It’s the perfect treat for sunburned skin this summer. Also try this vegan friendly moisturizer DIY on dry or rough feet, hands and elbows!

This vegan solid lotion bar recipe is made with soothing oat butter and lavender essential oil. It's the perfect treat for sunburned skin this summer. Also try this vegan friendly moisturizer DIY on dry or rough feet, hands and elbows!

Because plantain is currently growing wild in abundance this time of year, I chose to include plantain infused olive oil in my vegan solid lotion bar recipe. Plantain not only helps with sunburns, but it is also beneficial for those with skin rashes and chapped skin as well as insect and spider bites. For eczema and psoriasis, the regular use of this herb in a salve or cream can also help in relation to those skin conditions.

What is plantain?

Plantain has the distinction of being a weed. However, plantain has historically been used not only as food but also as a healing herb in numerous cultures around the world. Native Americans traditionally used this plant to treat wounds and fevers as well as to draw out toxins from stings and bites.

There are two types of plantains and often you’ll find both while foraging as they do often grow together in the same area. The plantains with broad leaves are called Plantago major while the other narrow-leaved plantains are called P. lanceolata. Both have similar properties for medicinal and herbal usage, however many herbalists prefer the broadleaf plantain for its larger and softer, edible leaves.

Plantain Infused Olive Oil! Plantains have anti-inflammatory,analgesic and anti-microbial properties. Because of this the plant is well suited at soothing insect bites and superficial wounds in addition to promoting healing. It also contains allantoin which is used to help with skin regeneration making it an excellent component in formulations created to help reduce the appearance of scars.

Plantains have anti-inflammatory, analgesic and anti-microbial properties. Because of this plantain is well suited to sooth insect bites and superficial wounds in addition to promoting healing. It also contains allantoin which is used to help with skin regeneration making it an excellent component in formulations created to help reduce the appearance of scars.

When foraging for plantain leaves, you should choose an area where you know the plants have not been treated with chemicals. Choose unblemished slightly mature plantain leaves over new leaves as these will contain a higher concentration of potent phytochemicals that are beneficial for skin care applications. (Learn more about plantain here.)

Plantain Infused Olive Oil! Plantains have anti-inflammatory,analgesic and anti-microbial properties. Because of this the plant is well suited at soothing insect bites and superficial wounds in addition to promoting healing. It also contains allantoin which is used to help with skin regeneration making it an excellent component in formulations created to help reduce the appearance of scars.

To make my vegan solid lotion bar recipe you will first need to infuse foraged and dried plantain leaves in olive oil. You can learn how to make an herbal oil infusion here.

If plantain is not readily available in your area or you are unsure if the plantain in your area has been chemically treated, you can purchase broad-leaf plantain at Mountain Rose Herbs for your infusions. Alternately, Mountain Rose Herbs also sells pre-made Plantain Herbal Oil. This small-batch Plantain Oil is solar infused in a window on site using certified organic Plantago major leaves, organic olive oil, and a touch of vitamin E oil.

Once your plantain infused oil is made, you are ready to create my soothing lavender & oat vegan solid lotion bar recipe.

This vegan solid lotion bar recipe is made with soothing oat butter, plantain infused olive oil and lavender essential oil. It's the perfect treat for sunburned skin this summer. Also try this vegan friendly moisturizer DIY on dry or rough feet, hands and elbows!

Lavender & Oat Vegan Solid Lotion Bar Recipe

© Rebecca D. Dillon

Ingredients:

1 oz. candelilla wax
2 oz. oat butter
2 oz. plantain infused olive oil
.05 oz. lavender essential oil

Instructions:

Using a digital scale weigh out the candelilla wax and oat butter and combine in a double boiler. Heat until melted then remove from heat.

Next, weigh out the plantain infused olive oil and stir into the melted wax and butter. Follow with the lavender essential oil, weighing it first for the correct amount needed. Mix well.

Single serve ice cream cups can easily be recycled as molds for making homemade solid lotion bars! Click through to learn how to make your own soothing lavender and oat solid lotion bar recipe!

Evenly pour the melted lotion mixture into the mold of your choice. As I am not vegan, I used single serve ice cream containers for molds. However, this basic guest round silicone mold also works for similarly sized solid lotion bars.

Allow the lotion bars to fully harden, then gently remove from the molds.

My vegan solid lotion bar recipe yields 3-4 small lotion bars depending on the size of the mold you choose to use.

Notes on Substitutions:

If you do not wish to use oat butter, you can easily substitute another hydrogenated butter for the oat butter. (Learn about oat butter here.) Alternately, you can also substitute the oat butter with refined shea butter which will make a slightly harder lotion bar.

If you prefer to use a fragrance oil for your solid lotion bar, you can substitute the lavender essential oil with .1 oz. fragrance oil of your choice.

For colder climates or for use during winter, you can increase the plantain infused olive oil to 2.25 oz. to make your vegan solid lotion bars slightly softer. This will allow them to melt faster when applied to skin.

This vegan solid lotion bar recipe is made with soothing oat butter, plantain infused olive oil and lavender essential oil. It's the perfect treat for sunburned skin this summer. Also try this vegan friendly moisturizer DIY on dry or rough feet, hands and elbows!

Once you’ve made your vegan solid lotion bars, you will need to package them to protect them from dirt, dust and other elements. I wrapped mine tightly in foodservice film then decorated them with washi tape and stickers I purchased at Target. You can then place them into 2 oz. metal tins to store them in after they’ve been opened for use.

To use, simply massage the lotion bar onto dry skin and massage in. Alternately, you can also use this lotion bar in the shower after bathing to help lock in extra moisture. Then rinse and pat dry.

Want to sell this product?

If you want to create products from my vegan solid lotion bar recipe to sell, you’ll need to follow FDA guidelines for labeling your product. If you’re unsure about the rules and regulations regarding labeling cosmetics, I highly recommend the book, Soap and Cosmetic Labeling: How to Follow the Rules and Regs Explained in Plain English, by Marie Gale.

This natural rose body balm recipe is not only super luxurious, but it only requires 3 simple ingredients to make! Crafted using tea seed oil, rose wax and shea butter, this rose body balm recipe is all natural and makes a lovely homemade gift!

If you like my lavender & oat vegan solid lotion bar recipe then you may also like some of my other vegan friendly moisturizer DIY’s including my Jackfruit & Kiwi moisturizing sugar scrub recipe, my summer blueberry sugar scrub recipe, my natural rose body balm recipe with tea seed oil, and my rose body butter recipe.

To discover more natural skin care recipes like this one, be sure to follow my DIY Bath and Body board on Pinterest. You can also find and follow me on G+TumblrFacebookTwitterBlog Lovin’, and Instagram. Or sign up to receive new posts from Soap Deli News blog to your email via FeedBurner so you never miss a post.

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Moisturizing Sugar Scrub Recipe for Dry Skin

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This moisturizing sugar scrub recipe is formulated for exceptionally dry skin. Made using luxurious and richly hydrating moringa oil and skin soothing oat butter, this moisturizing sugar scrub can help to calm and soothe dry, itchy skin and inflammation.

This homemade moisturizing sugar scrub recipe is formulated for exceptionally dry skin. Made using luxurious and richly hydrating moringa oil and skin soothing oat butter, this moisturizing sugar scrub can help to calm and soothe dry, itchy skin and inflammation. And it's scented with a jackfruit & kiwi fragrance oil for a to-die-for tropical fruit fragrance that's perfect for summer.

And it’s scented with a jackfruit & kiwi fragrance oil for a to-die-for tropical fruit fragrance that’s perfect for summer.

What is moringa oil?

Moringa oil is a nutrient dense, extremely moisturizing carrier oil that is rich in vitamins A, C and E. It also has antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties. In addition, moringa oil has been shown to help promote healing when fighting bothersome skin conditions such as skin dermatitis, eczema and psoriasis. It can also help to fight the effects of aging by minimizing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

This homemade moisturizing sugar scrub recipe is formulated for exceptionally dry skin. Made using luxurious and richly hydrating moringa oil and skin soothing oat butter, this moisturizing sugar scrub can help to calm and soothe dry, itchy skin and inflammation. And it's scented with a jackfruit & kiwi fragrance oil for a to-die-for tropical fruit fragrance that's perfect for summer.

What is oat butter?

Oat Butter is a soothing blend of oat oil and hydrogenated vegetable oil. When added to lotions, creams, and body butters, this ingredient helps to give the final product an extra rich, luxurious feel. Somewhat softer than shea butter, oat butter makes a wonderful addition to products formulated for sensitive skin.

Ready to give this amazing moisturizing sugar scrub recipe a try? Find the recipe below along with some super simple ideas for decorating your sugar scrub containers!

This homemade moisturizing sugar scrub recipe is formulated for exceptionally dry skin. Made using luxurious and richly hydrating moringa oil and skin soothing oat butter, this moisturizing sugar scrub can help to calm and soothe dry, itchy skin and inflammation. And it's scented with a jackfruit & kiwi fragrance oil for a to-die-for tropical fruit fragrance that's perfect for summer.

This homemade moisturizing sugar scrub recipe is formulated for exceptionally dry skin. Made using luxurious and richly hydrating moringa oil and skin soothing oat butter, this moisturizing sugar scrub can help to calm and soothe dry, itchy skin and inflammation. And it's scented with a jackfruit & kiwi fragrance oil for a to-die-for tropical fruit fragrance that's perfect for summer.

Jackfruit & Kiwi Moisturizing Sugar Scrub Recipe

© Rebecca D. Dillon

Ingredients:

4 oz. oat butter (or other hydrogenated body butter)
2 oz. refined cocoa butter
1.1 oz. sweet almond oil (or camellia tea seed oil)
1 oz. emulsifying wax
.55 oz. moringa oil
.3 oz. Jackfruit & Kiwi fragrance oil (or Kiwi fragrance oil)
.25 oz. green jojoba beads
.1 oz. mermaid green mica powder (optional)
22 oz. white granulated sugar

Instructions:

My Jackfruit & Kiwi moisturizing sugar scrub recipe yields three 8 oz. sugar scrubs.

Using a digital scale, weigh out the cocoa butter and emulsifying wax into a large glass Pyrex measuring cup or similar. Heat in a microwave at 50% power until melted. (Alternately you can also use a double boiler.) Remove from heat.

Next, weigh out the oat butter and stir it into the melted wax and cocoa butter until melted.

Weigh and follow with the sweet almond oil and the moringa oil. Mix well.

Now weigh out the fragrance oil and stir into the moisturizing sugar scrub mixture. Set aside.

This homemade moisturizing sugar scrub recipe is formulated for exceptionally dry skin. Made using luxurious and richly hydrating moringa oil and skin soothing oat butter, this moisturizing sugar scrub can help to calm and soothe dry, itchy skin and inflammation. And it's scented with a jackfruit & kiwi fragrance oil for a to-die-for tropical fruit fragrance that's perfect for summer.

In a separate container weigh out and combine the sugar, jojoba beads and the mica powder. Whisk well with a fork until all of the ingredients are fully incorporated.

Now pour the dry ingredients into the liquid ingredients. Mix well with a fork until the wet and dry ingredients are fully incorporated with one another.

Allow your moisturizing sugar scrub to cool slightly then remix. Continue until no more oil rises to the top of the scrub.

This homemade moisturizing sugar scrub recipe is formulated for exceptionally dry skin. Made using luxurious and richly hydrating moringa oil and skin soothing oat butter, this moisturizing sugar scrub can help to calm and soothe dry, itchy skin and inflammation. And it's scented with a jackfruit & kiwi fragrance oil for a to-die-for tropical fruit fragrance that's perfect for summer.

You can now spoon (or pour depending on consistency) your moisturizing sugar scrub evenly into three Amber PET Heavy Wall 8 oz. Plastic Jars with Lined Aluminum Caps and screw on the lids. (You can find these containers at SKS Bottle & Packaging here.)

This homemade moisturizing sugar scrub recipe is formulated for exceptionally dry skin. Made using luxurious and richly hydrating moringa oil and skin soothing oat butter, this moisturizing sugar scrub can help to calm and soothe dry, itchy skin and inflammation. And it's scented with a jackfruit & kiwi fragrance oil for a to-die-for tropical fruit fragrance that's perfect for summer.

If desired, you can decorate your moisturizing sugar scrub containers. For my containers I used a strip of the Hand Made Modern Mixed Metallics Washi Tape around the amber jars.

This homemade moisturizing sugar scrub recipe is formulated for exceptionally dry skin. Made using luxurious and richly hydrating moringa oil and skin soothing oat butter, this moisturizing sugar scrub can help to calm and soothe dry, itchy skin and inflammation. And it's scented with a jackfruit & kiwi fragrance oil for a to-die-for tropical fruit fragrance that's perfect for summer.

I then added bee and flower stickers from the Victoria Beckham for Target Sticker Book over the washi tape and on the lids.

This homemade moisturizing sugar scrub recipe is formulated for exceptionally dry skin. Made using luxurious and richly hydrating moringa oil and skin soothing oat butter, this moisturizing sugar scrub can help to calm and soothe dry, itchy skin and inflammation. And it's scented with a jackfruit & kiwi fragrance oil for a to-die-for tropical fruit fragrance that's perfect for summer.

If you prefer instead to sell your moisturizing sugar scrubs, then you will need to label them according to FDA guidelines. If you are unsure about labeling laws then I highly recommend the book, Soap and Cosmetic Labeling: How to Follow the Rules and Regs Explained in Plain English, by Marie Gale. You may also want to consider using a preservative such as Optiphen.

This palmarosa lime natural body balm recipe helps to protect, soothe and replenish dry chapped skin with natural ingredients like oat butter, hemp seed oil and lanolin.

If you liked my Jackfruit & Kiwi moisturizing sugar scrub recipe, then you may also like my cucumber mint sugar scrub recipe and my summer blueberry sugar scrub recipe. Or, for dry skin, give my natural rose body balm recipe or my palmarosa lime natural body balm recipe a try!

For more homemade bath and body recipes, be sure to check out and follow my DIY Bath and Body Pinterest board. You can also find and follow me on G+TumblrFacebookTwitterBlog Lovin’, and Instagram. Or sign up to receive new posts from Soap Deli News blog to your email via FeedBurner so you never miss a post.

Also, don’t forget. If you make homemade soaps or bath & body products I will be featuring your creations on Soap Deli News blog on my weekly wrap up posts! Simply add the hashtag #soapdelishowoff to your instagram and twitter posts for a chance to have your handmade products featured!


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Exfoliating Salt Scrub Bar Recipe

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This exfoliating salt scrub bar recipe is similar to traditional salt scrubs but in a convenient solid form. Use it in the shower after bathing for soft, smooth skin that feels moisturized and happy!

This exfoliating salt scrub bar recipe is similar to traditional salt scrubs but in a convenient solid form. Use it in the shower after bathing for soft, smooth skin that feels moisturized and happy!

This exfoliating salt scrub bar recipe is similar to traditional salt scrubs but in a convenient solid form. Use it in the shower after bathing for soft, smooth skin that feels moisturized and happy!

Exfoliating Salt Scrub Bar Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

11.25 oz. fine cosmetic sea salt
2.5 oz. sal butter
2.5 oz. cocoa butter
1 oz. cupuacu butter
.5 oz. sweet almond oil
.25 oz. fragrance oil, of choice

Instructions:

Using a digital scale, begin by weighing out the sal butter, cocoa butter and cupuacu butter into a large glass Pyrex measuring cup (or glass bowl). Heat in the microwave at 50% power until melted. (Alternately, you can also use a double boiler.)

Remove from heat. Weigh out the sweet almond oil and your skin safe fragrance oil of choice. Stir into the melted butters. (In warmer climates or areas that aren’t temperature controlled you should start with half the amount of sweet almond oil and adjust as necessary. If you prefer to use an essential oil for fragrance, use half the amount.)

In a separate container, weigh out the fine sea salt.

Slowly pour the sea salt into the melted oil and butters, mixing as you go until you’ve combined all of the salt with the liquid ingredients.

Pour the combined ingredients for this salt scrub bar recipe evenly into three cavities of a Crafters Choice™ Basic Round Silicone Soap Mold. Dust the tops of your salt scrub bars with pink Himalayan salt if desired.

Place your mold into the refrigerator until your salt scrub bars have fully solidified, then remove them from your mold.

This exfoliating salt scrub bar recipe is similar to traditional salt scrubs but in a convenient solid form. Use it in the shower after bathing for soft, smooth skin that feels moisturized and happy!

If desired, you can decorate the tops of your salt scrub bars like I chose to. Simply press a soap stamp into mica, then tap the stamp onto the top of each of your salt scrub bars using a mallet. (You can find quality pre-made and custom soap stamps from Custom Soap Stamps on Etsy here.)

Your salt scrub bars are now ready for use or for gifting!

To use simply massage your salt scrub bar onto wet skin in the shower after bathing. Then rinse and pat dry. Be sure to store your salt scrub bar in a cool, dry location between uses.

If you enjoyed this easy salt scrub bar recipe, then you may also like my other scrub recipes here. Also be sure to check out my other recipes that utilize the Crafters Choice™ Basic Round Silicone Soap Mold. They include the following: Melt & Pour Loofah Soap Recipe, Melt & Pour Polar Bear Soap Tutorial, Easy Melt & Pour Soap Crystals, Handmilled Coffee & Bourbon Vanilla Soap Recipe, and my Melt & Pour Watermelon Soap Recipe.

Don’t have time to make your salt scrub bar recipe? Buy them instead! One of my favorites is Etta + Billie’s Grapefruit Cardamom Salt Scrub Bar. Or browse more of my favorite handmade bath and body treats from products that indulge the senses and pumpkin spice favorites to coffee + chocolate themed delights.

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Truffle Buff Recipe for the Softest Skin Ever

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DIY this homemade truffle buff recipe for an exfoliating in the shower body butter scrub that leaves your skin extraordinarily soft!

Learn how to DIY this homemade truffle buff recipe for an exfoliating in the shower body butter scrub that leaves your skin extraordinarily soft!

This truffle buff recipe was created by Nadia Mansour, the former owner of a successful small business called, Ouish®, for which she created high end and all natural skincare products. Since then, however, Nadia has decided to take a break from the small business world and share her homemade skincare recipes instead on her new Facebook blog, The Nadia Effect. The Nadia Effect includes not only skincare recipes, but also DIY videos for making your own natural skincare products and even dessert recipes for baking up treats like her Hazelnut Mocha Cookies. I absolutely LOVE her page and my hope is that you’ll become a fan of hers  as well.

You’ll find Nadia’s truffle buff recipe below. It is, of course, re-printed with her permission.

DIY this homemade truffle buff recipe for an exfoliating in the shower body butter scrub that leaves your skin extraordinarily soft!

Homemade Truffle Buff Recipe

© Nadia Mansour

Ingredients:

15 oz. kokum butter
15 oz. shea butter
3 oz. rice, ground
3 oz. almonds, ground
3 oz. adzuki beans, ground
.78 oz. (2%) skin safe fragrance, of choice

Instructions:

You’ll need a digital scale to weigh all of your ingredients.

Begin by weighing out the kokum and shea butter. Combine in a double boiler and melt the butters over low heat.

Once the butters have melted, remove from heat and pour into a clean bowl. Set aside.

Next, weigh out the dry ingredients separately.

Using a food processor grind the rice, almonds and adzuki  beans, one at a time, to a medium/fine texture. Don’t over process these ingredients as they will act as your exfoliants.

Weigh out the fragrance oil you’ve chosen to use for this truffle buff recipe. (Need fragrance oil suggestions? One of the best selling fragrance oils Nadia used in her products was the Chicks Dig It Fragrance Oil from Just Scent.)

Now add the ground dry ingredients and fragrance oil to the melted butter mixture. Stir the mixture thoroughly to combine then place in your refrigerator.

Every 5-10 minutes, take the bowl out of the fridge and give it a stir. Then pop the mixture back into the fridge and repeat the process. Be patient.

Keep repeating this process until the mixture starts to look opaque and most of the exfoliants start to suspend in the mixture. Once you get to that stage, work quickly and immediately pour the truffle buff  mixture into the cavities of a silicone mold of your choosing. (I recommend placing the mold on a cutting board before your fill them so they are easier to transport.)

Don’t worry if you waited too long to pour your truffle buff into the molds. If you realize it’s gone past the stage where it starts to turn opaque and the mixture has hardened, simply it into the microwave and melt it slightly. Re-mix and try again.

Once you’ve poured the melted truffle buff mixture into your mold, place the mold into your refrigerator until your bars have hardened.

Once hardened, simply remove your truffle buffs from the mold. Decorate the tops if desired. You can use regular dark chocolate to add an icing drizzle or even dark cocoa butter wafers.

Wrap your truffle buff bars in foodservice film and label as desired for gifting or until use.

Side Notes:

Nadia does not recommend adding colorants to her truffle buff recipe. Her experience has shown that they do not color the mixture well and are likely to leave color on your skin when used.

In addition, as this truffle buff recipe does not contain a preservative, it is essential that you follow proper storage guidelines. When the bar is not in use, keep it out of the shower and away from steam on an elevated plate, such as a soap dish, that will allow air to flow above and below the product. It needs to be kept dry between uses. However, if you’d like to use a preservative, be sure to follow the manufacturer’s guidelines for the preservative you choose. Even with a preservative, however, it is highly recommend that you still follow the previously mentioned storage guidelines.

How to Use:

Use your truffle buff in the shower with warm-hot water running on your skin by massaging the truffle buff bar over your body in circular motions. The warm-hot water, along with your body temperature, will help to melt the truffle buff bar as you use it. Once completed, gently wash off any residue and pat skin dry with a towel to reveal your softest ever skin.

This Lush inspired massage bar recipe is so easy to make and only requires a few simple ingredients. Inspired by Lush's Wiccy Magic Muscles Massage Bar, this massage bar recipe is made using a base of shea and cocoa butters, massaging organic Adzuki beans and a combination of cinnamon and peppermint essential oils for a warm, tingly sensation that helps to ease and soothe sore muscles.

If you like Nadia’s Truffle Buff Recipe, then you may also like my Lush inspired Massage Bar Recipe inspired by Lush’s Wiccy Magic Muscles Massage Bar. This massage bar is made using a base of shea and cocoa butters, this Lush inspired massage bar recipe also includes massaging organic adzuki beans and a combination of cinnamon leaf and peppermint essential oils for a warm, tingly sensation that helps to ease and soothe sore muscles.

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Moisturizing Bath Fizzy Powder Recipe

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This moisturizing bath fizzy powder recipe nourishes skin with ingredients like mango and cocoa butters, safflower oil and Epsom salts. You can also use this same bath fizzy powder recipe to make your own moisturizing bath bombs.

This moisturizing bath fizzy powder recipe nourishes skin with ingredients like mango and cocoa butters, safflower oil and Epsom salts. You can also use this same bath fizzy powder recipe to make your own moisturizing bath bombs.

My friend, Bambi, and I made this bath fizzy powder recipe together. Our initial plan was to make moisturizing bath bombs. We were more concerned about creating a luxurious and moisturizing bath experience over the splash of colors some bath bombs offer. Therefore we created a homemade bath bomb recipe with ingredients that moisturize skin and Epsom salt to help ease our aches and pains. (Bambi has had arthritis since childhood and I have fibromyalgia so we’re all about natural products that bring relief in that department.) Unfortunately, the humidity and heat was a little excessive that day and our bath bombs didn’t hold up in bath bomb form. So I simply crumbled the broken bath bombs into a powder and filled two mason jars with the bath bomb powder. Problem solved.

So you can basically use the same recipe to make either homemade bath bombs or bath fizzy powder. To make moisturizing bath bombs instead of the bath fizzy powder, simply use 2.75″ diameter Milky Way plastic bath bomb molds to create your bath bombs. (Alternately you can also try the metal bath bomb molds. While I don’t have any experience with these, I’m told they do not leave a “ring” around the center of the bath bombs.) This moisturizing bath fizzy powder recipe yields three bath bombs when using the 2.75″ diameter molds or will fill two 16 oz. mason jars when making bath fizzy powder.

Moisturizing Bath Fizzy Powder Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

1.8 oz. Epsom salt
11.25 oz. baking soda
3.8 oz. citric acid
2.4 oz. arrowroot powder
.75 oz. mango butter
.5 oz. cocoa butter
.35 oz. safflower oil
.6 oz. fragrance oil, of choice
bath bomb yellow powder color, to suit

Instructions:

You will begin by weighing out the dry ingredients.

Using a digital scale, weigh out the Epsom salt, baking soda, citric acid, arrowroot powder and color. Combine in a large glass bowl or large Pyrex measuring cup. Whisk the ingredients together until they are thoroughly combined. (Using a color specifically formulated for bath bombs will keep the product from leaving a ring of color in your tub.)

Next, prepare your wet ingredients.

This moisturizing bath fizzy powder recipe nourishes skin with ingredients like mango and cocoa butters, safflower oil and Epsom salts. You can also use this same bath fizzy powder recipe to make your own moisturizing bath bombs.

Weigh out the mango and cocoa butters. Combine in a glass bowl or Pyrex measuring cup separate from the one you used for the dry ingredients.

Heat the butters in the microwave at 50% power until melted. (Alternately you may also use a double boiler.)

Now weigh out the safflower oil and the fragrance oil and stir into the melted butters. (If you prefer to use an essential oil, use .2 oz. of the essential oil of your choice.)

This moisturizing bath fizzy powder recipe nourishes skin with ingredients like mango and cocoa butters, safflower oil and Epsom salts. You can also use this same bath fizzy powder recipe to make your own moisturizing bath bombs.

Slowly pour the dry ingredients into your wet ingredients, whisking with a fork as you pour.

This moisturizing bath fizzy powder recipe nourishes skin with ingredients like mango and cocoa butters, safflower oil and Epsom salts. You can also use this same bath fizzy powder recipe to make your own moisturizing bath bombs.

Mix well until the wet and dry ingredients are fully incorporated with one another.

If you are making the bath fizzy powder, spread the mixture onto a baking pan lined with parchment or freezer paper. Allow to dry overnight. Or place in the oven on warm until the powder dries.

Use the parchment paper to pick up and pour the bath fizzy powder into your containers, then screw on the lids and label as desired for personal use or gifting.

This moisturizing bath fizzy powder recipe nourishes skin with ingredients like mango and cocoa butters, safflower oil and Epsom salts. You can also use this same bath fizzy powder recipe to make your own moisturizing bath bombs.

If you are making bath bombs using this bath fizzy powder recipe, scoop the mixture into each side of your bath bomb molds so they are overflowing.

This moisturizing bath fizzy powder recipe nourishes skin with ingredients like mango and cocoa butters, safflower oil and Epsom salts. You can also use this same bath fizzy powder recipe to make your own moisturizing bath bombs.

Now mash the two sides of the bath bomb mold together tightly, twisting to remove the excess from the outside back into your container of prepared ingredients. (If you pack one side of the mold and then pack the other side, your two halves won’t stick together.)

Allow your bath bombs to dry overnight in the molds, then gently remove from the molds the next day, wrap and label as desired.

Just for laughs, I created this fun little video of myself and two bath bombs using the new Prisma app and the Party Party app. Bambi took the photos. We all need to be a little silly sometimes.

Also, I’d love it if you could stop by Bambi’s shop on Etsy, Happy Tree Frog Studios. Bambi makes and sells beautiful handmade beaded jewelry. A recent breast cancer survivor, the extra money from her shop goes towards helping her pay off her extensive medical bills as well as purchase the medication she now must take daily for the next five years to help prevent a reoccurrence.

Super Stellar Star Bath Bombs by Leeloo Soap! Plus learn how to make your own moisturizing bath fizzy powder or homemade bath bombs with an easy to follow moisturizing bath bomb recipe!

Don’t have time to make your own homemade bath bombs or bath fizzy powder? Buy them instead! Here are few of my favorite homemade bath bombs, bath fizzies and bubble bars from Etsy: Super Stellar Star Bath Bomb (pictured) by Leeloo Soap, Kumquat Kawaii Panda Bubble Bar by Spicy Pinecone, Just Peachy Bath Bomb by Two Wild Hares, Unicorn Horn Bath Bombs by Bathtime Revolution, Cupcake Bath Bomb by Lestari Botanicals, Sea Queen Sea Salt Fizzy Bath Powder by Copacetic Beauty, and Rose Fizzing Bath Salts by Trio Artisan Designs.

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