Kick Your Severely Dry Skin (And Eczema!) to the Curb with Ucuuba Butter!

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This homemade ucuuba butter salt scrub recipe is a natural holistic solution to dry, itchy skin and eczema. Learn what makes this winter skin care recipe so special and how to craft your own.

Kick Your Severely Dry Skin (And Eczema!) to the Curb with Ucuuba Butter! This homemade ucuuba butter salt scrub recipe is a natural holistic solution to dry, itchy skin and eczema. Learn what makes this winter skin care recipe so special and how to craft your own.

Cold weather is on the way. And typically, that means you can expect dry skin in your near future. However, if you already suffer from dry skin, or if you have eczema, winter can seem a little unbearable. There’s nothing worse than fighting with your skin and not being to find a product that brings relief. If this scenario seems familiar to you, don’t worry. There is a way to save your skin this winter. All you need are a few simple ingredients from Paris Fragrances.

Ever Feel Like Your Moisturizer Is Irritating Your Dry, Itchy Skin Even More?

I’m one of those people that loathes putting on lotion. Often times, when my skin is especially dry, it feels like I’m applying lotion every hour. While it’s amazing when first applied, a short time later I’m wondering if it’s actually making my skin’s condition worse. So I’m always particular about knowing exactly what I’m putting on my skin – and especially what the ingredients are.

Ingredients matter. And it’s not just the ingredients that you find in a product. It’s also about the ingredients NOT in a product. That’s part of the reason I prefer making my own natural skin care products. Not only is it easy to keep my own products simple, I often find that they are also more effective than store bought brands. Plus, because I know exactly what’s going into my skin care recipes, I don’t have to worry about being surprised by an allergy to a product.

My homemade ucuuba butter salt scrub recipe is the perfect skin care solution for winter. This multi-use product works like an in-shower moisturizer as well as a gentle body scrub. However, it can also be used as a conditioning salt bath in warm bath water. Using this ucuuba butter salt scrub in your shower locks in the moisture from the water while your pores are open. So skin feels moisturized longer. And it also feels protected against the elements.

Uses and skin care benefits of exotic ucuuba butter. Homemade Ucuuba Butter Salt Scrub Recipe for Natural Winter Skin Care. This homemade ucuuba butter salt scrub recipe is a natural holistic solution to dry, itchy skin and eczema. Learn what makes this winter skin care recipe so special and how to craft your own.

What Is Ucuuba Butter?

Ucuuba butter is an exotic butter native to Central and South America. Like other exotic body butters, ucuuba butter is cold pressed from the seeds of the tree its sourced from. In this case, that would be the Ucuuba tree. As the seeds of the ucuuba tree are rich in fats, extracts of the oil is often as high as 50% of the weight of the dry seeds.

The ucuuba tree is a fast growing tree found in the Brazilian Amazon Forest. As these trees can grow as much as ten feet over the course of just two years, it makes ucuuba butter a highly sustainable product.

The natural unrefined butter from this tree’s seeds is typically yellow to brown in color and has a natural odor reminiscent of nutmeg. Like cocoa butter, ucuuba butter is solid at room temperature. However it has a somewhat higher melting point of 127°F, whereas cocoa butter melts between 93°-100°F. Similarly to cocoa butter, ucuuba makes a wonderful addition to homemade soaps, hair care products and skin care recipes.

Skin Care Benefits of Ucuuba Butter.

Ucuuba butter has natural anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties. This makes it an ideal addition to skin care recipes formulated for dry skin, acne and eczema. Additionally, this natural butter is also rich in essential fatty acids that can help to replenish and moisturize dry or maturing skin. It also contains both vitamin C and vitamin A (retinol) commonly found in natural anti-aging products. These proponents can help to reduce the visible signs of aging as well as replenish and reverse skin damage.

Uses and skin care benefits of exotic ucuuba butter. Homemade Ucuuba Butter Salt Scrub Recipe for Natural Winter Skin Care. This homemade ucuuba butter salt scrub recipe is a natural holistic solution to dry, itchy skin and eczema. Learn what makes this winter skin care recipe so special and how to craft your own.

Where to Purchase Ingredients.

I used ingredients from Paris Fragrances to craft my homemade ucuuba butter salt scrub recipe. Paris Fragrances offers quality products with great prices. As a partner with HSCG, Paris Fragrances works with ethical suppliers to help create a sustainable and environmentally friendly economy with the communities living in the Amazon Forest. Additionally, Paris Fragrances is also a member of The Handcrafted Soap and Cosmetics Guild.

All of the products from Paris Fragrances are imported from Europe and South America, with emphasis on exotic Brazilian fragrances. The oils and butters, which are sustainably sourced from the Brazilian Amazon Forest, are cold pressed and left unrefined so they retain their natural benefits when use in skin care formulations.

Kick Your Severely Dry Skin (And Eczema!) to the Curb with Ucuuba Butter! This homemade ucuuba butter salt scrub recipe is a natural holistic solution to dry, itchy skin and eczema. Learn what makes this winter skin care recipe so special and how to craft your own.

About My Ucuuba Butter Salt Scrub Recipe.

I’ll be honest. If you are one of those people that likes exiting your shower squeaky clean, my homemade ucuuba butter salt scrub recipe is probably not going to be your cup of tea. While this homemade scrub is similar in ways to most salt scrubs, it’s also very different.

Rather than using sea salt for my homemade ucubba butter salt scrub recipe, I use Dead Sea salt instead. A luxury cosmetic salt, Dead Sea salt is extracted from the marshes of the Dead Sea then solar dried. Its fine grain and moisture content make it especially suited for bath salt and body scrub recipes.

Considered to be the best therapeutic salts available, Dead Sea salt is rich in natural minerals that include magnesium, potassium, sulfur and calcium. These minerals work to help improve blood circulation as well as cleanse, disinfect and exfoliate skin. As a home remedy, Dead Sea salt has shown to benefit those who suffer from a variety of skin ailments including acne, eczema and psoriasis as well as dry, itchy skin and atopic dermatitis.

Unlike traditional sea salt, such as the type of salt you may use for cooking, Dead Sea salt is incredibly hydrating. And, similar to Epsom salt, it is able to soothe sore muscles and calm inflammation that is often associated with both rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia.

Another key difference in my ucuuba butter salt scrub recipe lies with ucuuba butter’s hydrating properties. As ucuuba butter, along with the combination of the other natural ingredients included in this recipe, are such rich moisturizers, the oils and butters don’t fully rinse off in the shower. So, once you step out of the shower and towel off, remnants of these ingredients are left on your skin reducing, or eliminating, the need to apply an after shower moisturizer. Your skin will not only feel soft and smooth, it will also look healthier with each use.

In addition to ucuuba butter, this recipe is also crafted using andiroba oil. Renowned by native Indians for its healing properties, andriroba oil has natural anti-inflammatory properties that can help to soothe skin inflammation, itching and rashes. (Learn more about andriroba oil here.)

This homemade ucuuba butter salt scrub recipe has a rich natural fragrance that is lovely solo. However, if a fragrance oil is desired, this scrub pairs well with both Paris Fragrances sandalwood fragrance oil and their seasonal Halloween pumpkin fragrance oil.

Homemade Ucuuba Butter Salt Scrub Recipe for Natural Winter Skin Care. This homemade ucuuba butter salt scrub recipe is a natural holistic solution to dry, itchy skin and eczema. Learn what makes this winter skin care recipe so special and how to craft your own.

Ucuuba Butter Salt Scrub Recipe

© Rebecca D. Dillon

Ingredients:

1 oz. ucuuba butter
2 oz. andiroba oil
.5 oz. vegetable based emulsifying wax
.25 oz. unscented liquid Castile soap
.25 oz. cupuacu butter
12 oz. Dead Sea salt
.1 oz. fragrance oil, optional

Uses and skin care benefits of exotic ucuuba butter. Homemade Ucuuba Butter Salt Scrub Recipe for Natural Winter Skin Care. This homemade ucuuba butter salt scrub recipe is a natural holistic solution to dry, itchy skin and eczema. Learn what makes this winter skin care recipe so special and how to craft your own.

Instructions:

Begin by using a digital scale to weigh out the ucuuba butter, capuaca butter, andiroba oil and emulsifying wax. Gently heat in a double boiler until melted.

While the butters, oil and wax are melting, weigh out the Dead Sea salt into a medium glass bowl.

Kick Your Severely Dry Skin (And Eczema!) to the Curb with Ucuuba Butter! This homemade ucuuba butter salt scrub recipe is a natural holistic solution to dry, itchy skin and eczema. Learn what makes this winter skin care recipe so special and how to craft your own.

Then weigh out the fragrance oil, if desired. Mix the fragrance oil into the salt until the fragrance is evenly distributed throughout the salt.

Once the butters, oil and wax have melted, remove from heat. Now weigh out and add the liquid Castile soap.

Then add the salt mixture to the melted ingredients, mixing well to combine.

Homemade Ucuuba Butter Salt Scrub Recipe for Natural Winter Skin Care. This homemade ucuuba butter salt scrub recipe is a natural holistic solution to dry, itchy skin and eczema. Learn what makes this winter skin care recipe so special and how to craft your own.

Once the ucuuba butter salt scrub has cooled, mix the scrub again to break up the salt grains. Then spoon the scrub into your desired container(s.)

You can use your homemade ucuuba butter salt scrub recipe in two ways. You can either massage the salt scrub onto damp skin in a warm shower. Or, you can add the desired amount of the scrub to warm, running bath water. Once you finish bathing, simply pat dry.

For extremely dry skin, I recommend applying my bacuri butter body balm or my simple 3-ingredient bacuri body butter prior to getting dressed for an extra layer of skin protection and nourishment. Also be sure to try my natural bacuri butter & murumuru soap recipe!

You can also make a travel worthy solid lotion bar to take with you on the go. Simply melt, combine and mold 2 oz. beeswax, 1.75 oz. ucuuba butter, 2 oz. capuaca butter and 3 oz. andiroba oil using ingredients from Paris Fragrances.

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DIY Bundt Cake Salt Scrub Wedding Favors

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Winter weddings are so magical! Add to that magic with these DIY bundt cake salt scrub wedding favors! Dusted with sparkling silver eco-friendly glitter, these mini bundt cake shaped solid salt scrubs will add an elegant touch to your wedding table while also delighting guests!

DIY Bundt Cake Salt Scrub Wedding Favors! Winter weddings are so magical! Add to that magic with these DIY bundt cake salt scrub wedding favors! Dusted with sparkling silver eco-friendly glitter, these mini bundt cake shaped solid salt scrubs will add an elegant touch to your wedding table while also delighting guests! #diy #wedding #favors #saltscrub #crafts #party #winter

Don’t simply reserve this fun DIY project just for wedding favors though! You can make these anytime of the year for homemade gifts or simply to enjoy yourself at home! I love tucking these into my suitcase for a little luxury when I travel as well.

DIY Bundt Cake Salt Scrub Wedding Favors for Your Most Magical of Days! Winter weddings are so magical! Add to that magic with these DIY bundt cake salt scrub wedding favors! Dusted with sparkling silver eco-friendly glitter, these mini bundt cake shaped solid salt scrubs will add an elegant touch to your wedding table while also delighting guests! #diy #wedding #favors #saltscrub #crafts #party #winter

Solid Bundt Cake Salt Scrub Wedding Favors Recipe

© Rebecca Dawn Dillon

Ingredients:

6 oz. Epsom salt
5 oz. kokum butter
2 oz. refined shea butter
.5 oz. refined/clear jojoba oil
2.5 mL polysorbate 80, optional
1 mL fragrance oil
1/4 teaspoon purple mica powder
1/4 teaspoon fine cosmetic turquoise biodegradable glitter
fine cosmetic silver biodegradable glitter, to suit
Stephenson white melt & pour soap base, to suit

DIY Bundt Cake Salt Scrub Wedding Favors for Your Most Magical of Days! Winter weddings are so magical! Add to that magic with these DIY bundt cake salt scrub wedding favors! Dusted with sparkling silver eco-friendly glitter, these mini bundt cake shaped solid salt scrubs will add an elegant touch to your wedding table while also delighting guests! #diy #wedding #favors #saltscrub #crafts #party #winter

Instructions:

To make these DIY bundt cake salt scrub wedding favors, begin by using a digital scale to weigh out the kokum butter and shea butter. Combine in a large glass Pyrex measuring cup, then heat in the microwave at 30% power until melted. Alternately you can also use a double boiler.

Remove from heat, then weigh out and stir in the jojoba oil.

Next, using a graduated transfer pipette, measure out the polysorbate 80 as well as the fragrance oil and stir into the wet ingredients.

In a separate container, weigh out the Epsom salt. Now use a measuring spoon to measure out the mica powder and the turquoise glitter and mix into the salt until thoroughly combined.

Pour the colored salt into the wet ingredients and mix well with a fork until both salt and color are even throughout the wet salt scrub base.

Place the container filled with your salt scrub either in the refrigerator or freezer just until it starts to thicken up and the salt stays suspended when remixed.

Mix the salt scrub again, then fill the cavities a mini bundt cake pan of your choice with a cavity diameter of between 1.5″ and 1.75″. (The mini bundt pan mold I used had cavities with a diameter of 1.75″ each. This recipe made eight solid bundt cake salt scrubs.)

Allow the salt scrubs to fully harden then remove from the mold. Then place them on a small plate or cutting board and put them in the freezer.

DIY Bundt Cake Salt Scrub Wedding Favors! Winter weddings are so magical! Add to that magic with these DIY bundt cake salt scrub wedding favors! Dusted with sparkling silver eco-friendly glitter, these mini bundt cake shaped solid salt scrubs will add an elegant touch to your wedding table while also delighting guests! #diy #wedding #favors #saltscrub #crafts #party #winter

Now cut an ounce or two of white melt and pour base into chunks and combine in a small scientific glass beaker. Heat in 10-15 second increments in the microwave until melted, then set aside to cool slightly.

When the soap base has thickened slightly but is still pourable, remove the solid bundt cake salt scrubs from the freezer. Mix a small amount of silver glitter into the base, then pour the soap base across the tops of the salt scrubs in several directions so it looks like icing. (If the soap sinks into the salt scrubs, stop, refreeze the scrubs and let the soap cool off further.)

DIY Bundt Cake Salt Scrub Wedding Favors! Winter weddings are so magical! Add to that magic with these DIY bundt cake salt scrub wedding favors! Dusted with sparkling silver eco-friendly glitter, these mini bundt cake shaped solid salt scrubs will add an elegant touch to your wedding table while also delighting guests! #diy #wedding #favors #saltscrub #crafts #party #winter

If desired, you can also dust the tops of the solid salt scrubs with additional glitter to suit.

Carefully run a knife under your salt scrubs to remove them from the cutting board.

DIY Bundt Cake Salt Scrub Wedding Favors for Your Most Magical of Days! Winter weddings are so magical! Add to that magic with these DIY bundt cake salt scrub wedding favors! Dusted with sparkling silver eco-friendly glitter, these mini bundt cake shaped solid salt scrubs will add an elegant touch to your wedding table while also delighting guests! #diy #wedding #favors #saltscrub #crafts #party #winter

Then package your solid bundt cake salt scrub wedding favors by placing each one in a mini acrylic cake stand with a lid. (You can purchase mini cake stands along with other packaging materials for your wedding favors from beaucoop.) If desired tie a ribbon and tag around the top of the lid.

To use, simply massage onto damp skin in the shower or bath, then rinse and pat dry.

You can find more wedding favor ideas to buy or DIY here. Also be sure to follow my DIY Wedding Pinterest board for more great wedding ideas.

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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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Foaming Celtic Sea Salt Scrub Recipe

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This foaming Celtic sea salt scrub recipe contains light grey Celtic sea salt packed with 82 trace minerals and prized for it's natural skin care benefits. Its light grey hue comes from the pure clay soil the salt is harvested from and, like dead sea salt, Celtic sea salt is also naturally moist. When used in skin care applications, Celtic sea salt helps to keep skin moisturized and revitalized. In addition it also aids in improving the skin barrier function and helps to eliminate roughness and inflammation on the skin’s surface.

This foaming Celtic sea salt scrub recipe contains light grey Celtic sea salt which is naturally dried by the sun and the wind and contains 82 trace minerals. Its light grey hue comes from the pure clay soil the salt is harvested from and, like dead sea salt, Celtic sea salt is also naturally moist. When used in skin care applications, Celtic sea salt helps to keep skin moisturized and revitalized. In addition it also aids in improving the skin barrier function and helps to eliminate roughness and inflammation on the skin’s surface.

Like Epsom salt, which is rich in magnesium, Celtic sea salt also offers anti-inflammatory benefits due to its own high magnesium content. This in turn can help those with muscle and joint pain. It also helps to flush out toxins to detoxify skin and aids in improving blood circulation. To add further detoxifying skin care properties to this Celtic sea salt scrub, you can also experiment with adding natural clay or activated charcoal to your foaming Celtic sea salt scrub recipe.

This foaming Celtic sea salt scrub recipe contains light grey Celtic sea salt to moisturize, revitalize, exfoliate, and detox skin and calm inflammation. Plus there are free printable labels for gifting!

My foaming Celtic sea salt scrub recipe, like my foaming salt scrub recipe here, also includes a glycerin melt and pour soap base. This in turns gives this Celtic sea salt scrub some soap like properties. As a result this scrub will lather lightly when massaged onto skin allowing you to skip that bar of soap or bottle of body wash. I also include a blend of essential oils and neem oil prized for their healing and anti-bacterial/anti-fungal properties. These ingredients make this Celtic sea salt scrub a wonderful option for problem skin as well as feet!

Keep reading to learn how to make this foaming Celtic sea salt recipe as well as for free printable product labels for gifting your homemade scrubs!

This foaming Celtic sea salt scrub recipe contains light grey Celtic sea salt which is naturally dried by the sun and the wind and contains 82 trace minerals. Its light grey hue comes from the pure clay soil the salt is harvested from and, like dead sea salt, Celtic sea salt is also naturally moist. When used in skin care applications, Celtic sea salt helps to keep skin moisturized and revitalized. In addition it also aids in improving the skin barrier function and helps to eliminate roughness and inflammation on the skin’s surface.

Foaming Celtic Sea Salt Scrub Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

5 oz. clear glycerin melt and pour soap base
.5 oz mango butter
1 oz. grapeseed oil
.5 oz. 100% neem oil
10 oz. coarse grey Celtic sea salt
2 mL rosemary essential oil
2 mL lavender essential oil
1 mL tea tree essential oil
pinch chromium green oxide pigment powder, optional

Instructions:

Note that this foaming Celtic sea salt scrub recipe has not been tested using an all natural melt and pour soap base and may not perform as desired if used. ie. You could end up with a scrub that’s more like a solid rock hard bar of soap. I specifically used Crafter’s Choice basic clear melt and pour soap base. It’s also advised you not use metal utensils for this project when mixing in the Celtic sea salt.

Begin by using a digital scale to weigh out the mango butter into a 4 cup glass Pyrex measuring cup. (Alternately you may use a double boiler.) Heat in the microwave at 50% power until mostly melted. Remove from the microwave.

Weigh out the clear glycerin melt and pour soap base and cut into cubes using a Chef’s knife. Add the soap cubes to the glass Pyrex measuring cup with the mango butter. Heat in 20-30 second increments, stirring in between each heating, until the soap and mango butter melt completely.

Now weigh out the grape seed oil – or other liquid at room temperature carrier oil of choice – and the neem oil and stir into the melted soap/mango butter mixture. (Learn more about neem oil here.)

Using a fresh graduated plastic transfer pipette for each essential oil, measure out and stir in the tea tree, lavender and rosemary essential oils.

In a separate glass container or bowl, weigh out the grey Celtic sea salt. I used coarse salt for my foaming Celtic sea salt scrub, however you can also use fine Celtic sea salt if your skin is irritated by the coarser grains. (I found grey Celtic sea salt at my local co-op, however, it can also be purchased online.)

If using a colorant, add a pinch of the chromium green oxide powder to the Celtic sea salt and mix in using a wood or plastic utensil. (Alternately, you can try a natural colorant such as spirulina powder.)

Now slowly add the Celtic sea salt into the other ingredients, mixing as you go. Once thoroughly combined, spoon into three 4 oz. glass jars. Or double my foaming Celtic sea salt recipe to make three 8 oz. jars. I used a 8 oz. wide mouth mason jar and a 4 oz. mason jelly jar for mine.

This foaming Celtic sea salt scrub recipe contains light grey Celtic sea salt to moisturize, revitalize, exfoliate, and detox skin and calm inflammation. Plus there are free printable labels for gifting!

If you’re gifting you Celtic sea salt scrubs, you can download free printable labels for both the 4 oz. jelly jars and the wide mouth 8 oz. mason jars here. Simply print onto a full size label sheetWorldLabel has great prices for bulk labels and sticker sheets – cut out and adhere to the tops of your containers.

The graphic elements for these printable labels comes from this free clip art collection at Citrus & Mint blog. Be sure to visit Citrus & Mint on Etsy for more amazing scrapbook and clip art elements that you can buy. You can also find free clip art elements and scrapbook papers at Citrus & Mint blog along with a few tutorials on incorporating these scrapbook papers and clip art elements into your own personal projects.

Learn how to make your own emulsified salt scrub and foaming Celtic sea salt scrub with two fantastic homemade sea salt scrub recipes from Soap Deli News blog.

If you like my foaming Celtic sea salt scrub recipe you may also like my sea salt face and body scrub recipe here. Inspired by Lush’s Ocean Salt Face and Body Scrub, my sea salt face and body scrub recipe is made using natural ingredients that include fine dead sea saltmango butter, fractionated coconut oil and lanolin. This emulsified sea salt face and body scrub recipe has a creamy texture and is gentle enough for even sensitive skin. It helps to condition and protect skin while the inclusion of dead sea salt lends its natural healing properties.

This detox sugar scrub recipe creates lovely solid sugar scrub shaped gemstones that contain activated charcoal to help keep skin acne free and vibrant! In addition to naturally detoxifying activated charcoal, this detox sugar scrub recipe also incorporates anti-acne/anti-aging sea buckthorn oil as well as lavender and tea tree essential oils.

In addition you may also like my detox solid sugar scrub recipe. This solid sugar scrub recipe products gemstone shaped scrubs that contain activated charcoal to help keep skin healthy and acne free! My detox solid sugar scrub recipe contains naturally detoxifying activated charcoal as well as anti-acne/anti-aging sea buckthorn oillavender essential oil and tea tree oil.

To discover even more natural skin care recipes as well as homemade soap recipes and beauty DIY’s be sure to follow my boards on Pinterest. You can also find and follow me on Blog Lovin’, Tumblr, Facebook, Twitter, G+ and Instagram.

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DIY Chocolate Bon Bon Solid Salt Scrub Recipe for Valentine’s Day

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DIY Homemade Solid Salt Scrub Cube Bon Bons Recipe - Handmade Valentine's Day Gift Idea

Solid sugar scrub cubes have been a huge trend in natural homemade bath and body products for some time now. Their big advantage is that they are less messy than traditional sugar scrubs. But sugar doesn’t have to always be the star. So as a homemade Valentine’s Day gift idea, I thought I’d create a DIY Chocolate Bon Bon Solid Salt Scrub Recipe for bath time!

The real advantage of this recipe, other than than being guilt free – no calories! – is that the bulk of the salt scrub cube isn’t made from a melt and pour soap base like most other solid sugar and salt scrub cubes. Instead these are made with moisturizing cocoa butter and that means more love for your skin! You can also choose your favorite salts for this bath recipe. I used Epsom salts, however you can also use dead sea salt or even pink Himalayan salt based on your skin care needs or preferences.

Homemade Valentine's Day Gift Idea - DIY Chocolate Solid Salt Scrub Cube Bon Bons Recipe

Chocolate Bon Bon Solid Salt Scrub Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

1.35 oz. cocoa butter
.4 oz. 76 degree melt point refined coconut oil
.3 oz. shea butter
.15 oz. sweet almond oil
4 ml chocolate fragrance oil (or 2 ml essential oil of choice)
3.5 oz. Epsom salts

For the “icing” (optional):

10 grams natural white melt and pour soap base
colored mica to suit

Tools & Supplies:

Wilton Round Brownie Pop Mold
digital kitchen scale
Plastic Transfer Pipettes
double boiler or microwave
glass measuring cup
utensils

Instructions:

Using a digital kitchen scale, weigh out the cocoa butter, shea butter, and coconut oil and melt either in a double boiler or in a glass measuring cup in the microwave. Then weigh out the sweet almond oil – this can be substituted with another carrier oil of your choice – and add to the melted butters and oil.

Next, using a plastic transfer pipette, measure out the fragrance oil and stir into the melted salt scrub base. If you’d like to color your bon bons, add a pinch of powdered ultramarine pigment, oxide pigment or mica in your color of choice.

Now weigh out the Epsom salts and stir into the melted oils and butters, mixing until thoroughly combined. Finally, spoon the salt scrub into your mold cavities. This recipe will fill all eight cavities up about halfway or six cavities up about 3/4 of the way.

Place the mold in the freezer until the bon bon salt scrubs have completely solidified.

Once the solid salt scrub bon bons have set up, remove from the mold and place on wax or parchment paper. Then prepare your icing by melting a small amount of white melt and pour natural glycerin soap base in a small measuring cup and mixing in a small amount of your favorite mica or a drop or two of liquid soap colorant. Drizzle the melted soap on top of each bon bon to suit.

Homemade Washi Tape Decorated DIY Chocolate Solid Salt Scrub Cube Bon Bons - Lovely Homemade Gift Idea for HerOnce the icing on your bon bons has hardened, remove from the wax paper and wrap or package as desired.

These would be super cute in mini cupcake liners placed inside a box or wrapped in plastic. Simply tie off with a ribbon or a strip of washi tape. Plus they not only make great homemade Valentine’s Day gift ideas, but they’re also perfect for seasonal Easter basket gifts and Mother’s Day!

For more handmade bath and body recipes be sure to follow my DIY Bath and Body board on Pinterest. You can also follow my DIY Valentine’s Day Gifts board on Pinterest for more great homemade Valentine’s Day gift ideas you can make yourself.

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