Year In Review: Top Pinterest Posts of 2018

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Last year was filled with SO many changes for me. Some good, some not so good. However they were all wonderful learning experiences. And while some things changed, a lot of things also stayed the same. Like your favorite posts from Soap Deli News! Here’s a look at the top Pinterest posts from Soap Deli News for 2018 – none of which were actually written in 2018. Enjoy!

Top pinterest posts from Soap Deli News blog for 2018. Best DIY crafts & project ideas, a must see furniture makeover, what is STILL my favorite DIY bathroom cleaner, a divine natural lavender body butter recipe and a must try soap-making tutorial!

I was sick for Christmas again this year. Looking back through my Facebook timeline, it seems to be a recurring theme. This year, however, was cake compared to two winters ago when I got shingles. Of course I had no idea that’s what it was at the time. I was living alone and a close look at my back is not an easy thing when it’s covered in tattoos. Around five days in I figured it out. So this year I’m feeling pretty lucky. I’m only dealing with what seems to be seasonal allergies gone awry.

Nonetheless, sick or not, I can only binge so many Netflix shows before I go insane. So while I’m *mostly* up to it, I figured I’d share with you a recap of my top Pinterest posts of 2018. Therefore, while I’m chugging down home remedies and tirelessly adding new flicks to my queue, you can discover a project to make in the new year!

Top Pinterest Posts of 2018

Best homemade shower cleaner recipe for a natural, non-toxic clean in your home. Simply mix equal parts of vinegar and Dawn together in a spray bottle and you're set for the cleanest bathroom ever! Top Pinterest posts in cleaning recipes. #cleaning #cleaningtips #cleaninghacks #tipsandtricks #bathroomcleaning #cleaners #nontoxic

#1 Homemade Shower Cleaner

Believe it or not, my #1 top Pinterest post was from WAY back in 2012. It’s a simple recipe for a Dawn and vinegar shower cleaner. This homemade shower cleaner recipe is super easy to make. And it’s the most effective method ridding your shower of hard water stains and soap scum with almost no effort. In fact, this bathroom cleaning recipe works so well, I still use it today. Learn how to make it here(Or shop Grove for eco-friendly cleaning concentrate essentials.)

Homemade whipped salt scrub recipe for natural skin care. Strawberry smoothie foaming salt scrub recipe. This homemade foaming salt scrub recipe looks amazing! Which is likely part of its allure. Crafted using natural strawberry powder for its beneficial skin care properties, this whipped foaming salt scrub recipe tackles cleansing and exfoliation in one simple step. Plus all the anti-aging skin care benefits of the naturally occuring vitamin C found in the strawberry powder used for this natural skin care recipe! Top Pinterest posts in natural beauty & skin care.

#2 Strawberry Smoothie Foaming Salt Scrub

This homemade foaming salt scrub recipe looks amazing! Which is likely part of its allure and how it made it to the #2 spot of my top Pinterest posts. Crafted using natural strawberry powder for its beneficial skin care properties, this whipped foaming salt scrub recipe tackles cleansing and exfoliation in one simple step. Plus all the anti-aging skin care benefits of the naturally occuring vitamin C found in the strawberry powder used for this natural skin care recipe! Learn how to make it here. (Explore more delish looking whipped foaming salt scrubs.)

Top Pinterest posts for natural beauty & skin care. DIY coffee under eye cream. A long time favorite beauty recipe on Soap Deli News, this natural coffee eye cream recipe comes in at #3 of my top Pinterest posts for the year. Created way back in 2013, this anti-aging DIY has over 72K reshares and continues to make the yearly top ten list. Formulated with coffee infused oil and a blend of plant based ingredients and essential oils, this eye cream helps to reduce the appearance of puffy eyes, fine lines and wrinkles.

#3 Natural Coffee Under Eye Cream

A long time favorite beauty recipe on Soap Deli News, this natural coffee eye cream recipe comes in at #3 of my top Pinterest posts for the year. Created way back in 2013, this anti-aging DIY has over 72K reshares and continues to make the yearly top ten list. Formulated with coffee infused oil and a blend of plant based ingredients and essential oils, this eye cream helps to reduce the appearance of puffy eyes, fine lines and wrinkles. Learn how to make it here. (Or shop for coffee infused skin care products.)

DIY Light Bulb Aquarium. I made these adorable DIY light bulb aquariums back in 2014 for kids' Christmas gifts that year. I was obsessed with all the marimo moss ball terrariums I found on Etsy at the time and really wanted to incorporate them into my own DIY project. These turned out to be super simple to make and were a huge hit as homemade gifts. I even made one for myself to keep in my office. While I bought my marimo moss balls online, I was able to find everything else at my local craft store. This project is a MUST for the new year because it's so simple. It's also a great make and take craft project idea.

#4 DIY Light Bulb Aquarium

I made these adorable DIY light bulb aquariums back in 2014 for kids’ Christmas gifts that year. I was obsessed with all the marimo moss ball terrariums I found on Etsy at the time and really wanted to incorporate them into my own DIY project. These turned out to be super simple to make and were a huge hit as homemade gifts. I even made one for myself to keep in my office. While I bought my marimo moss balls online, I was able to find everything else at my local craft store. This project is a MUST for the new year because it’s so simple. It’s also a great make and take craft project idea. Learn how to make them here. (Or buy them ready made.)

DIY black drawing salve. Black drawing salves are a wonderful home remedy for everything from bee stings and splinters to acne and boils. I first discovered black drawing salve when my son was around eight and developed a boil on this thigh. My grandmother recommended I buy a container of black salve from the pharmacist. I followed her instructions and it worked like a charm. Tracking down black salve locally these days can be a challenge however. So I created my own black drawing salve recipe with a bit of a twist and included green tea and honey in my recipe.

#5 Black Drawing Salve

I was pleased to see my black drawing salve recipe make a comeback this year. Black drawing salves are a wonderful home remedy for everything from bee stings and splinters to acne and boils. I first discovered black drawing salve when my son was around eight and developed a boil on this thigh. My grandmother recommended I buy a container of black salve from the pharmacist. I followed her instructions and it worked like a charm. Tracking down black salve locally these days can be a challenge however. So I created my own black drawing salve recipe with a bit of a twist and included green tea and honey in my recipe. Learn how to make my original black drawing salve recipe here. (Buy a ready made salve here.)

Lavender body butter recipe with lavender essential oil. Another skin care favorite from 2014, my non greasy lavender body butter recipe comes in at #6 on my list of top Pinterest posts of the year. Made with both lavender essential oil and neem oil, this homemade body butter does more than just moisturize dry skin! It can also help soothe itching and has some pain relieving properties.

#6 Lavender Body Butter

Another skin care favorite from 2014, my non greasy lavender body butter recipe comes in at #6 on my list of top Pinterest posts of the year. Made with both lavender essential oil and neem oil, this homemade body butter does more than just moisturize dry skin! It can also help soothe itching and has some pain relieving properties. Learn how to make it here. (Shop for similar products.)

Kitchen Table Makeover! Another win for 2018 was my kitchen table makeover from the summer prior. My BFF and I had a blast messing this table up. Then I spent the next few days giving it a bright and fun new look! While this table got left behind when my ex and I split, it's still one of my favorite projects that didn't involve soap. Best furniture makeover idea DIY.

#7 Kitchen Table Makeover

Another win for 2018 was my kitchen table makeover from the summer prior. My BFF and I had a blast messing this table up. Then I spent the next few days giving it a bright and fun new look! While this table got left behind when my ex and I split, it’s still one of my favorite projects that didn’t involve soap. Explore the process here. (Discover more kitchen home decor ideas.)

DIY Goldfish in a Bag Soap. One of my all time favorite top Pinterest posts is my goldfish in a bag soapmaking tutorial. Also from 2014, this was one project that it took me a few tries to get just right. However, the end result was entirely worth it. And, of course, I shared my tips and tricks that I used so you don't run into the same issues I did. So if you're looking for novelty gifts or kids party favors, then this soap tutorial needs to be at the top of your "to do list" for 2019 things to try. 

#8 Goldfish in a Bag Soap

One of my all time favorite top Pinterest posts is my goldfish in a bag soapmaking tutorial. Also from 2014, this was one project that it took me a few tries to get just right. However, the end result was entirely worth it. And, of course, I shared my tips and tricks that I used so you don’t run into the same issues I did. So if you’re looking for novelty gifts or kids party favors, then this soap tutorial needs to be at the top of your “to do list” for 2019 things to try. View the step-by-step tutorial. (Buy similar versions instead.)

What was your favorite top Pinterest post of 2018? Be sure to let me know in the comments! And don’t forget to sign up for my semi-weekly newsletter so you don’t miss all the new recipes and projects I have going on behind the scenes for the new year!

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DIY Mother’s Day Gifts

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Need last minute DIY Mother's Day gifts? Be sure to check out this amazing collection of DIY Mother's Day gift ideas that she's sure to love!

Mother’s Day is right around the corner! Don’t forget to treat her to something special for Mother’s Day. If you’re still on the hunt for Mother’s Day gift ideas, then be sure to check out my collection of DIY Mother’s Day gifts on my Homemade Mother’s Day Gift Ideas board on Pinterest! You’ll find lots of lovely DIY Mother’s Day gifts you can make including this DIY for an easy bud vase via This Heart of Mine blog. (Re-pin this bud vase DIY here for later!) Plus there are also links to a lot of great printable Mother’s Day cards as well as DIY food and homemade bath and beauty gift ideas.

Need last minute DIY Mother's Day gifts? Be sure to check out this amazing collection of DIY Mother's Day gift ideas that she's sure to love!

Like this printable Mother’s Day Garden Cake Topper via Oh Happy Day! (Re-pin it here.)

Need last minute DIY Mother's Day gifts? Be sure to check out this amazing collection of DIY Mother's Day gift ideas that she's sure to love!

And these DIY Mother’s Day Herbal Bath Salts with printable labels via Julep. (Re-pin this project here.)

And if that’s not enough there’s always my entire DIY Bath and Body Pinterest board to explore! Because what mom doesn’t need a little more me time to pamper herself, right?

So what are you waiting for? Check out my Homemade Mother’s Day Gift Ideas board now for over 200 great DIY Mother’s Day gifts you make and give! Then don’t forget to follow me on Blog Lovin’, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Google+ so you never miss a post.

DIY Bath and Body Pinterest Favorites

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Like so many others I find Pinterest to be truly inspiring and a great way to collect as well as share ideas and DIY projects. So I thought I’d share a few of my DIY Bath and Body Pinterest Favorites that you may have missed recently.

DIY Bath and Body Pinterest Favorites - DIY Mineral Makeup Foundation, DIY Custom Soap Stamps, DIY Cloud Soaps and DIY Lemon Peel Sugar Scrub Cubes

From top to bottom: DIY Custom Soap Stamps via DuhBe! / DIY Cloud Shaped Soaps via Nicest Things / DIY Lemon Peel Sugar Scrub Cubes via Nicest Things /  DIY Mineral Makeup Recipe (with recipes for multiple shades) via Soap Blog

For more homemade bath and beauty DIY’s be sure to follow my DIY Bath & Body Pinterest Board.

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Pin It to Win It Natural Beauty and Skin Care Giveaway

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Pin It to Win It Natural Beauty and Skin Care Giveaway

Now through June 30th, 2014 you can enter my natural beauty and skin care giveaway for a chance to win these three all natural handmade skin care products (pictured above) from Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen. One lucky winner will receive one each of the following products: 1 oz. Natural Tamanu & Sea Buckthorn Facial Serum, 1 oz. Natural Calendula Skin Balm, and 5.5 oz. Natural Handmade Foot Scrub valued at $54. All you have to do is pin the natural beauty DIY’s from my blog that inspired these products to your boards on Pinterest and submit your entries via Rafflecopter below for a chance to win them all!

Beauty DIY - Natural Anti-Wrinkle & Facial Serum Recipe for Mature Skin

Natural Organic Face Serum Recipe for Dry, Mature Skin – This natural face serum was formulated to help keep the effects of aging to a minimum as well as to help reverse those troublesome dry spots. Just a pea sized amount daily before bed does the trick, however, it’s also great under makeup and aids as a primer for eye shadow to help keep your favorite eye colors in place. It absorbs quickly and leaves your skin feeling moisturized, but not greasy. Plus there’s no overwhelming perfume fragrance like many facial products have that can irritate sensitive skin. Discover this priceless beauty DIY for this all natural face serum here.

Skin Care DIY - Natural Homemade Foot Scrub Recipe for Dry, Cracked Feet

Natural Exfoliating Foot Scrub Recipe – This all natural DIY homemade foot scrub recipe isn’t a mess of slippery oils, but rather a creamy combination of natural shea and cocoa butters, non-greasy argan and sweet almond oils that nourish dry skin. Fine ground pumice and walnut shell powder lend their supercharged exfoliating properties, while sea salt and tea tree oil lend their healing qualities. Plus there’s a touch of peppermint for a fresh, cool scent. Learn how to make this natural foot scrub recipe here.

Natural Healing Calendula Skin Balm Recipe

Natural Healing Calendula Balm Recipe – This natural homemade balm is created from oil infused with harvested herbs and plants and is can be used topically to treat minor cuts, bruises, and stings. Learn how to make your own herbal oil infusions and discover the recipe for this natural handmade balm here.

Pin these natural skin care recipes to Pinterest now to enter for your chance to win and submit your entries via Rafflecopter below! USA residents can enter through June 30th, 2014. For more natural beauty and skin care recipes, be sure to follow my DIY Bath and Body Board on Pinterest.

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The New Makers on Pinterest and the Soap-making Pinterest Board

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Makers on Pinterest - A Community Board for DIY-ersRecently I was asked by a community manager at Pinterest if I’d like to become a part of their newest group boards, Makers on Pinterest. This collective community space is specifically for those of us who love to create and includes boards on woodworking, knitting, printmaking, and other DIY inspired crafts. Each board is managed by a “champion” who is skilled in the board they are asked to head. They can then invite up to twenty pinners to assist them in filling these boards with fun and fabulous DIY ideas and projects.

I was pleased as punch to be asked to head up the Soap-making board within this new Pinterest community. I’m still working on bringing a few other fabulous soapmakers into the fold, but in the meantime, I wanted to introduce two of the fine folks who have already accepted the challenge and will be helping me make the new Soap-making board extra fabulous.

Feto Soap - Handmade soap made from scratch with the cold process and hot process methods, glycerin soap, perfumes, lip balms and lotion bars.Lisa Chouinard is the woman behind Feto Soap. She’s been soaping for a decade in her hometown of Austin, TX and sells regularly at her local farmer’s market. Her work has been featured on HGTV, PBS and in numerous publications including Rare, Envy, Women’s Day, The Chicago Tribune, FHM, Penthouse, Maxim, Bust, the Austin Statesman & the Houston Chronicle. In Houston, Lisa spearheaded the Houston Craft Mafia and she was also a featured speaker at the Handcrafted Soapmakers Guild in 2009.

In addition to soapmaking, Lisa is also handy with needles, makes candles, teaches soapmaking workshops and classes, and – if there’s time – she’s been known to find time to get her dance on. Her soap specialties include melt & pour glycerin soaps, cold process and hot process soaps – all of which you can discover for yourself at Fetosoap.com. You can also follow her on Pinterest.

Rain Glycerin Snowflake Soap from Spooky Grrrl Bath and BodyLori Gallagher is also helping to bring her great soapmaking finds to the board. She owns, operates and creates handmade soaps and other bath and body products for her business, Spooky Grrrl Bath and Body. With five years experience under her belt, Lori loves “turning lead into gold” and crafting extraordinary soap from simple ingredients and parts. Her specialty is melt and pour soapmaking with an emphasis on soaps shaped like bats and skulls. Experience the dark side of these fun products for yourself by visiting her shop online. You can also follow Lori on Pinterest.

Similar to this new community, Pinterest also has group boards for teachers called Teachers on Pinterest that preceded Makers on Pinterest. With over 50,000 followers, these boards offer a range of projects and ideas for teaching children at every age level from Preschool up and also include boards with specialties such as Montessori, Homeschooling, Classroom Management and Sensory Learning. You can check out all of the Teachers on Pinterest boards here.

And of course I hope you’ll follow the Makers on Pinterest boards and the Soap-making board for a steady dose of DIY pinspiration!

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