DIY Pumpkin Scented Massage Candle with Printable Labels

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Homemade Gift Idea - DIY Pumpkin Scented Massage Candle with Wood Wick

Create the perfect homemade gift for fall with this easy Perfect Pumpkin Massage Candle DIY! Not only does it scent the room with the mouth watering fragrance of pumpkin pie with a touch of cinnamon and clove spice and just a hint of maple syrup, but you can massage the melted wax onto your skin just like a lotion! Printable pumpkin labels tie it all together and make it perfect for gifting!

How to Make Massage Candles - DIY Pumpkin Massage Candle - Handmade Gift Idea

DIY Perfect Pumpkin Massage Candles

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

65 grams soy wax
10 grams refined shea butter
7 grams Perfect Pumpkin fragrance oil

Supplies:

Small soft wooden wicks
4 oz. deep round tin with lid
blank full page Kraft sticker label sheets (I used the ones from WorldLabel.com)

Tools:

digital kitchen scale
metal utensil for stirring
glass pyrex measuring cup
plastic transfer pipette
permanent color markers (optional)
pot holder or kitchen towel
Printable Perfect Pumpkin Massage Candle Labels
microwave
scissors
printer

Instructions:

This recipe yields one 4 oz. candle. However, with the minimum purchase of materials you purchase – 1 lb. soy wax, 2 oz. fragrance oil, 12 oz. shea butter, 10 wooden wicks, and 10 metal tins – you can make about seven candles. If you prefer to use essential oil rather than a fragrance oil, use half the amount of a skin safe essential oil. (Also be sure to try these candles in Frosted Cranberry!)

Start by placing the wooden wick inside the metal tin then use scissors to cut the wick so it’s just a hair shorter than the tin. Place the wick inside the metal base and set inside the middle of the metal tin.

Now, using a digital kitchen scale, weigh out the soy wax and shea butter inside the glass pyrex measuring cup. Heat in the microwave until the wax and shea butter have melted, approximately 2 minutes. Carefully remove from the microwave using a pot holder or kitchen towel as the measuring cup will be hot.

Place the container of wax and shea butter onto the digital kitchen scale and press tare. Using a plastic transfer pipette to slowly add the fragrance oil to the wax base, weigh out 7 grams of fragrance oil. Then stir with a metal utensil. I generally use a butter knife.

Now slowly pour all of the scented wax into the metal tin. If your wick shifts, don’t worry. You can easily reposition it after you’ve poured the wax.

Handmade Pumpkin Scented Massage Candle for Fall - Made with Natural Soy Wax and a Perfect Pumpkin Fragrance Oil

Finally, allow the wax to cool completely then label, use or gift! The safety and caution label should go on the bottom of each candle. If desired, you can color in the labels with markers to give your candles a handmade touch or to express your own creativity. Be sure to trim your wick to 1/4″ high before every use and blow out the candle before dipping your fingers into the wax to avoid accidental burns from the flame. {Download the Printable Perfect Pumpkin Massage Candle Labels here.}

Just can’t get enough of the fabulous seasonal scent of pumpkin pie? Then be sure to also try out this recipe for crafting Homemade Perfect Pumpkin Salt Scrubs! These exfoliating salt scrubs are hand crafted with nutrient rich pumpkin seed oil and real pumpkin seed flakes for a fabulous bath time treat!

For more DIY projects like this one as well as seasonal holiday homemade gift ideas, be sure to follow my boards on Pinterest!

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DIY Perfect Pumpkin Salt Scrub Recipe

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DIY Handmade Perfect Pumpkin Salt Scrub Recipe with Printable Pumpkin Labels - Perfect for Fall Themed Gifts or Halloween Party FavorsOctober always brings around thoughts of Halloween and, of course, the seasonal fragrance of pumpkin! And what better way to kick off your Halloween party than with Perfect Pumpkin Salt Scrub party favors? These exfoliating salt scrubs are not only made with nutrient rich pumpkin seed oil and even real pumpkin seed flakes, but they also smell like a delicious mouth watering pumpkin pie with a touch of cinnamon and clove spice and just a hint of maple syrup.

I made these fun and festive fall salt scrubs with a diy salt scrub kit I received from Wholesale Supplies Plus. The kit comes with everything you need to make your own set of ten fabulously scented pumpkin bath products minus a few tools like a hand mixer, a glass bowl, and a spoon or spatula to mix it all together. (A digital kitchen scale is also recommended but not required.) These are fairly easy to make, so you don’t have to own a bath & beauty biz to make these fun treats. They are perfect for seasonal gift giving or party favors.

I took several of these to the women I work with in the office and they instantly fell in love with the pumpkin scent. So no matter who you choose to make these for, they’re sure to be appreciated. Keep reading to learn how to make your homemade pumpkin scented salt scrubs and for a chance to win the very same Perfect Pumpkin Salt Scrub DIY Kit from Wholesale Supplies Plus that I used so you can make your own.

DIY Pumpkin Salt Scrub Bath Recipe with Printable Pumpkin Labels - Perfect for Fall Themed Gifts or Halloween Party FavorsPerfect Pumpkin Salt Scrub Recipe

(from Wholesale Supplies Plus)

Ingredients:

1 lb. Crafter’s Choice Foaming Bath Whip
2 cups European Fine Grain Spa Salt
8 Tablespoons Pumpkin Seed Oil
4 Tablespoons Castor Oil
2 Tablespoons Glycerin
4 Tablespoons Pumpkin Flakes
2 teaspoons Phenonip
1 teaspoon Crafter’s Choice Perfect Pumpkin Fragrance Oil

Directions:

The above recipe will yield approximately five 4 oz. jars with 6 oz. of product by weight. If you buy the kit for this project from WSP, it comes with double these amounts and will yield ten 4 oz. jars. However, with double the amount in the kit, you still need to make this recipe in the smaller batch size indicated above.  While the kit states it makes approximately ten salt scrubs, I actually got twelve scrubs from this kit. Yay! It will take you about a half hour to create your scrubs. (You can view the original version of this recipe at Wholesale Supplies Plus here. Alternately you can purchase the kit here.)

Start by adding 1lb. (16 oz.) of the foaming bath whip to a large glass bowl. Using a hand mixer, blend on medium speed until the product is fluffy. Next add one cup of the spa salt to the bath whip and mix in with a spoon. Once mixed, add the second cup and mix again. You can *try* to blend this with the hand blender after adding the salt, but I don’t recommend it. I tried it and my cheap Pyrex blender that I bought to use once to make marshmallows couldn’t move and locked up. So save your blender and mix by hand. It will take a little muscle, but you’re blender will thank you.

Now measure out and stir in the pumpkin seed oil, castor oil and glycerin. Mix well with a sturdy spoon or spatula. Once combined thoroughly, stir in the pumpkin flakes, phenohip and fragrance oil. Then spoon 6 oz. (by weight) of product into five 4 oz. heavy wall jars. (Don’t forget the lids!)

Don’t like pumpkin? Substitute the Perfect Pumpkin fragrance oil for another seasonal fragrance. Some of my other favorite seasonal fragrance oils are Peppermint Cream and Frosted Cranberry!

Fall Beauty DIY – Handmade Perfect Pumpkin Salt Scrub Recipe with Printable Labels – Wonderful Halloween Party Favor or DIY Seasonal Fall Favors and GiftsFinally, add the labels. I have several versions of my Printable Pumpkin Salt Scrub Labels available for download here with and without an ingredient list and in both color and black and white! Just print the page with the labels of your choice onto a full page label sheet. (Check out more of my diy projects with printable labels here.)

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Soaping with Meagan – DIY Cold Process Soapmaking

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Meagan Making Handmade Soap
Over the weekend my friend, Meagan, came over to my house to dig in and learn how to make soap! Cold process soapmaking is a lot like baking a cake. I know a lot of people who are afraid to give it a shot though because of the dangers of lye. I was pretty freaked making soap on my own the first few tries. But you quickly overcome that!
How to Make Handmade Cold Process Soap - DIY Soapmaking
Meagan had it easy since she had a teacher so there was no hesitation on her end. You basically just weigh out your ingredients and combine. The lye goes into distilled water and is then set to the side cool. The oils and butters go into a big non-aluminum pot, are melted, then set aside to cool as well.
How to Make Soap - DIY Cold Process Soapmaking
Once the lye-water and oils have cooled, you mix them together with a stick blender. Then you pour the soap into molds and insulate for 24 hours. Once that’s done you can unmold your soaps, cut into bars and set aside for 3-4 weeks to cure. Okay, so the gratification of soapmaking does take a bit longer than that of baking a cake.
Handmade Aloe and Cucumber Sented Shea Butter Soap with French Green Clay
Meagan and I made three batches of soap. We made one batch of Aloe and Cucumber Scented Shea Butter Soap with French Green Clay which is known for its ability to remove toxic impurities from skin, tone and revitalize complexion, tighten pores and clear problem skin.
Handmade Spiced Pumpkin Pie Milk Soap
To celebrate the arrival of fall we also made a batch of Handmade Spiced Pumpkin Pie Shea Butter Soap with Cow’s Milk. This bar will darken into a rich brown as it cures due to the vanilla content of the fragrance oil used, though it’s a rich warm, orange-brown at the moment.
Handmade Vanilla Buttercream Shea Butter Soap with Pink Himalayan Salt
And we also made a batch of Handmade Vanilla Buttercream Scented Soap with Pink Himalayan Salt. Pink Himalayan Salt is favored for its wide range of uses in both bath products and gourmet cooking. It contains 84 trace elements and iron. Unfortunately the salt lost it’s pink tinge in the soapmaking process – it’s a very lovely, coarse salt! This bar, like the Pumpkin Pie Soap, will turn a dark brown through and through once it finishes curing due to the vanilla content.
If you’d like to learn to make cold process soap for yourself, be sure to check out my DIY Cold Process Soapmaking Tutorial. Now is the perfect time to get started on making handmade soaps for Christmas gifts for the holiday season!
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