Simple Homemade Skin Care Recipes

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Discover three simple homemade skin care recipes that all share one common ingredient and only use two ingredients per recipe!

Discover three simple homemade skin care recipes that all share one common ingredient and only use two ingredients per recipe!

Natural skin care care products don’t have to be hard to make or contain a lot of ingredients. If you’re looking to get started in making your own simple homemade skin care recipes but don’t have a lot of money to invest up front, just want to try something new or are looking for starter recipes that you can customize later, these skin care recipes are perfect! Following are three simple homemade skin recipes for creating your own natural salve, homemade body butter and exfoliating sugar scrub.

Discover three simple homemade skin care recipes that all share one common ingredient and only use two ingredients per recipe!

The one common ingredient in all three of these recipes is Shea Moisture Massage Oil. This massage oil is extremely versatile allowing it to be used in many products as well as a stand alone product. It also will give your finished products a wonderful scent. For my simple homemade skin care recipes I specifically used the Shea Moisture Omega 3, 6, 9 Rescue Bath, Body & Massage Oil that I bought locally at our Ulta store. However, Target stores also carry this brand. You can also buy the Shea Moisture products online.

Choose from other variations of their massage oils that best fit your skin care needs. These include Shea Moisture’s Contouring, Firming & Smoothing Superfruit Complex Massage Oil, their Avocado Anti-Aging & Ultra-Moisturizing Olive & Green Tea Bath, Body & Massage Oil, their Purifying & Uplifting Lemongrass & Ginger Bath, Body & Massage Oil, and their Anti-Aging & Softening Argan Oil & Raw Shea Butter Bath, Body & Massage Oil among others.

Other ingredients you’ll need to make all three of these simple homemade skin care recipes are beeswax, white granulated sugar and sal butter. Sal Butter, also known as shorea butter, is a creamy moisturizing butter that’s rich in fatty acids and can help to reduce the development of wrinkles as well as offer some relief from skin issues such eczema, acne and psoriasis.

This natural homemade salve recipe is one of three simple homemade skin care recipes that all share one common ingredient and only use two ingredients per recipe!

Simple Homemade Salve Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

1.75 oz. Shea Moisture Bath, Body & Massage Oil, of choice
.5 oz. cosmetic beeswax

Instructions:

Using a digital scale, weigh out the beeswax. Melt in a double boiler or at reduced power in the microwave then weigh out the massage oil and stir into the melted beeswax. Add additional heat if needed and stir until fully melted. Pour into a glass jar or tin and allow to cool completely.

This natural homemade salve recipe is one of three simple homemade skin care recipes that all share one common ingredient and only use two ingredients per recipe!

For more skin protection, add .15 oz. of lanolin to this simple homemade salve recipe. (Learn more about lanolin here.) Alternately, add .1 oz. of sal butter or shea butter to create a slightly softer salve with more skin conditioning properties.

This natural homemade sugar scrub recipe is one of three simple homemade skin care recipes that all share one common ingredient and only use two ingredients per recipe!

Simple Homemade Sugar Scrub Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

6.15 oz. granulated white sugar
2.5 oz. Shea Moisture Bath, Body & Massage Oil, of choice

Instructions:

Using a digital scale, weigh out the sugar into a large glass bowl. Then weigh out the oil and mix into the sugar until fully combined. Spoon into an 8 oz. plastic or glass container of your choice.

Mix up this simple homemade sugar scrub recipe by adding additional ingredients for exfoliation such as a Tablespoon of corn silk powder or red quinoa grains or adzuki beans. You can also add .25 oz. of either sal butter or shea butter to this recipe.

This natural homemade body butter recipe is one of three simple homemade skin care recipes that all share one common ingredient and only use two ingredients per recipe!

Simple Homemade Body Butter Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

.5 oz.-.75 oz. Shea Moisture Bath, Body & Massage Oil, of choice
3 oz. sal butter

Instructions:

Using a digital scale, weigh out the sal butter. Heat until melted in a double boiler or at reduced heat in the microwave. Remove from heat.

Now weigh out the massage oil and stir into the melted sal butter. Pour into a 4 oz. glass jar or similar container and allow to solidify completely. (This can take a day or more at room temperatures so I recommend speeding up the process by placing it in your refrigerator.)

Optional ingredients to add to your body butter are .1 oz. of lanolin for it’s skin protecting properties or .1 oz. of neem oil for it’s healing properties. (Learn more about neem oil here.)

Discover three simple homemade skin care recipes that all share one common ingredient and only use two ingredients per recipe!

To discover even more simple homemade skin care recipes, be sure to follow my DIY Bath and Body board on Pinterest. You can also follow me on Blog Lovin’TumblrFacebook, TwitterG+ and Instagram to keep up with all of my new blog posts and recipes.

Homemade Lanolin Skin Care Recipes

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Learn all about the benefits of lanolin and discover sixteen fantastic homemade lanolin skin care recipes that can help to protect and moisturize skin all winter long!

Learn about the benefits of lanolin and discover sixteen fantastic homemade lanolin skin care recipes that can help to protect and moisturize skin all winter long!

What is lanolin and what benefits can be gained from lanolin in skin care applications?

So, what is lanolin? Lanolin is a naturally occurring wax that is secreted by the glands of sheep and other wool bearing animals that helps them shed water from their coats. When sheep are sheared in order to use their wool for textiles such as yarn or felt, the wool is first run through rollers in order to extract the lanolin. Because lanolin is very similar in composition to the oils secreted by our own skin it’s able to provide a protective moisture barrier when used in skin care products. It acts as an excellent moisturizer and skin smoother as it’s capable of not only penetrating the outer layers of our own skin while still allowing it to breathe, but it is also a humectant able to attract and absorb up to 300% water.

According to Wikipedia lanolin is superior to both petroleum and glycerin with its emollient effects lasting for an eight hour period after the first application and up to 72 hours after a fifth day of consecutive use. Therefore this natural skin salve is perfect for severely dry and cracked skin, eczema and psoriasis. Convinced? Then check out my collection of sixteen homemade lanolin skin care recipes below to discover what are sure to become a few of your new favorites!

Homemade Neem Oil and Bee Pollen Skin Cream Recipe

Homemade lanolin skin care recipes to nurture and nourish skin through winter.

1. Healing Winter Body Balm Recipe (plus a snowflake label tutorial!)
2. Homemade Chocolate Orange Body Butter Recipe and Sugar Scrub Recipe
3. Cinnamon Sugar Homemade Non-Greasy Body Butter Recipe
4. Vanilla & Fig Non-Greasy Body Butter Recipe
5. Natural Rosemary & Neem Oil Foot Salve Recipe
6. Natural Lanolin & Neem Salve Recipe
7. Natural Lanolin Shaving Soap Recipe
8. Handmade Natural Lanolin Salve Recipe

Learn all about the benefits of lanolin and discover sixteen fantastic homemade lanolin skin care recipes that can help to protect and moisturize skin all winter long!

9. Dr. Lipp Original Nipple Balm for Lips Dupe
10. Merlot Tinted Lip Balm Recipe with Lanolin
11. Bee Pollen Soap Recipe with Lanolin
12. Heal and Protect Winter Lip Balm Recipe with Lanolin
13. Neem Oil and Bee Pollen Skin Cream Recipe with Lanolin
14. Lemon Verbena Body Butter Recipe with Lanolin
15. Non-greasy Lavender Body Butter Recipe with Lanolin
16. Vanilla & Fig Homemade Shaving Soap Recipe with Lanolin

If you like these homemade lanolin skin care recipes, then you’ll also love my natural neem oil skin care recipes. (Found here.) Also be sure to follow me on Pinterest for even more fabulous natural homemade skin care recipes including homemade soap recipes, homemade salves, body butter and sugar scrub recipes! You can also find and follow me on Blog Lovin’TumblrFacebook, TwitterG+ and Instagram.

18 DIY Valentine’s Day Gifts

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Learn how to make eighteen fabulous DIY Valentine’s Day gifts for anyone who appreciates a little pampering. Choose from this collection of homemade bath and beauty recipes that include homemade soap recipes, bath bon bons, solid sugar scrub bars and even lip balms in enticing fragrances and in both candy and heart shapes.

This heart shaped homemade solid lotion bar recipe makes a thoughtful DIY Valentine's Day gift idea!

18 DIY Valentine’s Day Gifts

1. DIY Valentine’s Day Solid Lotion Bars – This easy heart shaped solid lotion bar recipe will help you to create a lovely homemade Valentine’s Day gift for someone special in your life.

These heart shaped homemade soaps are perfect as DIY wedding favors or homemade Valentine's day gifts!

DIY Valentine’s Day Heart Soaps – Try this beginner cold process soap recipe to get you started in soapmaking with three inexpensive soapmaking oils that can be found at most grocery stores.

Learn how to make eighteen fabulous DIY Valentine’s Day gifts for anyone who appreciates a little pampering. Choose from this collection of homemade bath and beauty recipes that include homemade soap recipes, bath bon bons, solid sugar scrub bars and even lip balms in enticing fragrances and in both candy and heart shapes.

3. DIY Valentine’s Day Heart Shaped Bacon Soaps – This homemade bacon soap recipe makes a great DIY Valentine’s Day gift idea for men! Made with real bacon fat this homemade soap recipe yields a hard, extra conditioning soap that can either smell like bacon or any other scent of your choice!

4. Handmilled Coffee & Bourbon Vanilla Homemade Soap Recipe – This homemade soap recipe for making DIY handmilled coffee and bourbon vanilla soap is a snap to create & makes a great DIY Valentine’s day gift for Dad.

5. DIY Valentine’s Day Easy Massage Oil Recipe – DIY this easy massage oil recipe for a sensual Valentine’s Day treat. It makes a romantic Valentine’s Day gift for couples who could use more time together.

6. Handmade Heart Shaped Valentine’s Day Soap Recipe – Get a jump start on your homemade Valentine’s Day gifts with this cold process Silk & Rose Clay Facial Soap Recipe!

7. Patchouli Rose Melt and Pour Complexion Soap Recipe – This heart shaped patchouli rose scented complexion soap recipe is made using a melt & pour soap base. Activated charcoal and clay help to keep skin acne free.

8. DIY Homemade Tri-Color Lip Balm Recipe – This homemade lip balm recipe boasts three lip balms that come in a single container in three sheer Valentine tints & flavors for fun DIY Valentine’s Day gifts!

If you're on the hunt for a super sweet homemade Valentine's Day gift idea, this homemade chocolate truffle soap recipe is sure to delight.

9. Homemade Melt & Pour Chocolate Truffle Soap Recipe – If you’re on the hunt for a super sweet DIY Valentine’s Day gift idea, this homemade chocolate truffle soap recipe is sure to delight.

This no-lye homemade heart shaped soap makes a lovely DIY Valentine's Day gift! Natural ingredients moisturize skin to combat the drying effects of winter.

10.  Valentine’s Day Homemade Heart Shaped Soap Recipe – This no-lye homemade heart shaped soap makes a lovely DIY Valentine’s Day gift! Natural ingredients moisturize skin to combat the drying effects of winter.

Make these DIY Triple Butter Solid Sugar Scrub Hearts as a homemade Valentine's day gift for someone special!

11. DIY Triple Butter Solid Sugar Scrub Hearts – Make these DIY Triple Butter Solid Sugar Scrub Hearts as a DIY Valentine’s day gift for someone special!

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

12. Natural Chocolate Rose Hand and Body Cream Recipe – Combine traditional chocolate and roses into a non-traditional DIY Valentine’s Day gift with this super decadent Natural Chocolate Rose Body Cream Recipe! Made with moisture intense coconut oil, this cream not only smells awesome but it’s a hundred percent natural.

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13. Chocolate Bon Bon Solid Salt Scrub Recipe – These homemade Chocolate Solid Salt Scrub Cube Bon Bons make a lovely DIY Valentine’s day gifts for her!

14. Organic Vegan Lip Tint Recipe for Valentine’s Day – Give your lips an extra bit of pizazz this Valentine’s Day with this organic vegan lip tint recipe! Also makes great DIY Valentine’s Day gifts for teens on your list!

15. Skin Loving Natural Homemade Cold Process Soap Recipe – This skin loving natural homemade cold process soap recipe for dry skin had stamped with a shimmering heart makes a thoughtful DIY Valentine’s Day gift.

16. Natural Handmilled Lavender Sea Salt Soap Recipe – This easy heart-shaped Lavender Sea Salt Soap Recipe is perfect for DIY Valentine’s Day gifts! Because its made by rebatching existing soaps, there’s no lye needed!

17. Custom Scented Dry Oil Body Spray Recipe – Get moisture and silky smooth skin with this dry oil body spray recipe that you can custom scent with your favorite fragrance! Makes a thoughtful DIY Valentine’s Day gift idea for fragrance, bath and body lovers!

18. Warming Chili & Chocolate Natural Homemade Sore Muscle Salve Recipe – Heat things up this Valentine’s Day with this all natural, warming Chili & Chocolate Homemade Sore Muscle Salve Recipe! It’s great for stiff muscles and aches and is formulated so it’s perfect for use in conjunction with a body massage.

For even more great DIY Valentine’s day gifts, be sure to follow my DIY Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas board on Pinterest. Or, for more bath and beauty recipes you can make, follow my DIY Bath and Body board on Pinterest here.

Rockstar Bath and Beauty Products to Make and Sell

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Looking for crafts to make and sell? Consider these 36 rockstar bath and beauty products you can make and sell at local craft fairs, farmer’s markets, boutiques and online shops.

Looking for crafts to make and sell? Consider these 36 rock star bath and beauty products you can make to sell at local craft fairs, farmer’s markets, boutiques and online shops.

1. Homemade Green Tea and Turmeric Soap Recipe – This homemade green tea and turmeric soap recipe harnesses green tea’s anti-oxidant properties and combines it with turmeric’s anti-acne, anti-aging and skin lightening properties for a fantastic homemade soap that’s great for all skin types.

2. Homemade Coffee Soap Recipe – This natural homemade coffee soap recipe is made using real brewed coffee and the cold process soapmaking method and is easy enough for beginners. The caffeine in this homemade coffee soap recipe acts as a natural anti-inflammatory and is believed to help with skin redness and other skin aliments.

3. Neem Oil & Tea Tree Foot Scrub Recipe – This natural neem oil and tea tree foot scrub recipe helps keep feet looking great with exfoliating salt and pumice and anti-fungal neem and tea tree oils.

4. Homemade Foot Repair Salve Recipe – This natural foot repair salve recipe contains neem oil prized for its strong anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and natural healing properties.

5. Homemade Chamomile Balm Recipe – This simple homemade chamomile balm recipe is simply divine. Leave it unscented or scent yours with cocoa, ginger and espresso like I did mine. Then top off the sustainable and eco-friendly packaging with cute bee sticker embellishments to give as homemade gifts!

6. Anti-Aging Night Cream Recipe – This anti aging night cream recipe helps to reduce the signs of aging naturally with ingredients like coconut water, cocoa butter, evening primrose and rosehip seed oil.

7.  Merlot Tinted Lip Balm Recipe – This merlot tinted lip balm recipe creates a super moisturizing tinted lip balm for lips that look and feel fabulous! Create your own in custom colors for your own personal style or give my own fun and flattering tinted lip balm recipe a try as is for a beautiful look perfect for parties or everyday wear.

8. Healing Winter Body Balm Recipe – This homemade healing winter body balm recipe contains ingredients that work together to help heal damaged skin while also locking in much needed moisture. The resulting product from this healing winter body balm recipe makes wonderful homemade gifts for anyone who suffers from persisting skin conditions as well as those who wash their hands continuously such as hair dressers and crafters.

Looking for crafts to make and sell? Consider these 36 rock star bath and beauty products you can make to sell at local craft fairs, farmer’s markets, boutiques and online shops.

9. Cayenne Pain Relief Salve Recipe – This natural cayenne pain relief salve recipe is wonderful for treating pain caused by arthritis, sore muscles, stiffness and swelling. Plus there are free printable labels for your final product!

10. DIY Solid Sugar Scrub Snowballs – These sparkling DIY solid sugar scrub snowballs are not only a fun way to pamper yourself this winter, but they also make unique gift ideas for any bath and body lover! Use a bath bomb mold or a meat baller for uniform sugar scrub snowballs that pack easily.

11. Homemade Chocolate Orange Body Butter and Sugar Scrub Recipes – These recipes for making homemade chocolate orange body butter and sugar scrubs include ingredients like real cocoa powder as well as skin nourishing shea and cocoa butters. Not do these luxurious homemade chocolate orange body butter and sugar scrub smell great, but they are non-greasy and help to protect your skin from the elements!

12. Cinnamon Sugar Homemade Non-Greasy Body Butter Recipe – This cinnamon sugar homemade non-greasy body butter recipe combines vanilla, warm ginger, cinnamon and cardamom notes with a rich, moisturizing formula that melts into skin on contact and leaves skin feeling luxuriously soft and supple with a non-greasy feel once absorbed.

13. Cranberry Chutney Homemade Solid Lotion Bar Recipe – This cranberry chutney homemade solid lotion bar recipe makes a wonderful last minute DIY stocking stuffer or homemade Christmas gift! Eco-friendly packaging makes it convenient and less messy while printable cranberry labels lend a personal touch.

14. Mineral Bath Soak Recipes – These natural mineral bath soak recipes are a snap to make and are the perfect end to a long day. In addition to helping you wind down after a stressful day, these mineral bath soak recipes also help to ease sore muscles and detox skin! They make lovely DIY wedding favors, bridesmaid gifts and even homemade stocking stuffers!

15. Argan and Rosemary Facial Cleansing Oil Recipe – This easy Argan and Rosemary Facial Cleansing Oil Recipe requires just two ingredients but delivers incredible results! It’s especially great for maturing skin as it can help to prevent wrinkles. Plus it doubles as a moisturizer!

16. Coconut Oil Facial Soap Recipe for Acne Prone Skin – This coconut oil facial soap recipe for acne prone skin combines ingredients known for their acne fighting properties to help keep skin acne free!

Looking for crafts to make and sell? Consider these 36 rock star bath and beauty products you can make to sell at local craft fairs, farmer’s markets, boutiques and online shops.

17. Natural Exfoliating Homemade Foot Scrub Recipe – This homemade foot scrub recipe is a non-greasy creamy combination of butters & oils with exfoliating fine ground pumice and walnut shell powder.

18. Homemade Garden Mint Soap Recipe – This homemade gardener’s soap recipe is perfect for a gardener. Not only does it smell amazing but it’s rich, thick lather and combination of exfoliants really help to scrub and wash away caked on dirt and grime. It’s also great for messy artists and crafters as well as mechanics!

19. Easy Unscented Goat Milk Soap Recipe – Not only is this goat milk soap perfect for those who allergic to fragrances, but it also makes a great facial soap. Plus it’s skin conditioning ingredients are perfect for those who suffer from dry or maturing skin. This homemade unscented goat milk soap recipe uses a simplified process for making goats milk soaps by calling for goat milk powder in lieu of fresh goat milk to help ensure success even for a first time soapmaker.

20. Homemade Strawberry Lip Balm Recipe – This homemade strawberry lip balm recipe is quick and easy to make, smells delectable and even adds a touch of pink to your lips! Made using natural ingredients like cocoa butter and coconut oil, this strawberry lip balm recipe also includes a touch of strawberry flavor oil and an optional pink colorant to give lips a sheer to bold color – you choose!

21. Homemade Coconut & Mango Soap Favors – Learn how to make your own DIY wedding soap favors or unique Save the Date Soaps! Plus there are two homemade soap recipes for making mango and coconut milk two different ways! Choose from a simple homemade soap recipe that won’t break your budget or a splurge worthy luxurious mango and coconut milk homemade soap recipe!

22. Homemade Cold Process Egg Soap Recipe – This homemade cold process egg soap recipe is made with egg yolks. Eggs have long offered skin care benefits that include tightening skin, shrinking pores, and calming redness and breakouts. In cold process soap, egg yolks also help to create a rich, thick lather.

Looking for crafts to make and sell? Consider these 36 rock star bath and beauty products you can make to sell at local craft fairs, farmer’s markets, boutiques and online shops.

23. Natural Black Clay and Sea Salt Soap Recipe – This natural black clay and sea salt soap recipe is made using Australian black clay and fine sea salt for a luxurious spa like experience in the shower!

24. Spicy Pepper & Patchouli Palm Free Cold Process Soap Recipe – This palm free cold process soap recipe is scented with a pepper fragrance oil that’s been blended with patchouli, clove and cinnamon essential oils. The spicy fragrance blend of this palm free cold process soap recipe makes it suitable for either sex due to it’s unisex scent.

25. Traditional Castile Soap Recipe – This traditional Castile soap recipe is scented for spring with natural basil, lemongrass and rosemary essential oils.

26. Castile Soap Recipe with Bee Pollen Powder – Made with 50% olive oil, this non-traditional Castile soap recipe includes bee pollen powder as a key ingredient. Bee pollen has skin soothing and anti-inflammatory properties and is often used in skin care products to help calm inflammatory conditions and common skin irritations such as psoriasis or eczema. Further, the amino acids and vitamins naturally found in bee pollen are believed to help protect skin as well as aid in cell regeneration.

27. Homemade Ginger Salve Recipe for Sore Muscles – This homemade ginger salve recipe is great for helping to relax and soothe sore muscles. It also makes a great alternative to a cayenne pepper salve if you’re allergic or sensitive to capsicum.

Looking for crafts to make and sell? Consider these 36 rock star bath and beauty products you can make to sell at local craft fairs, farmer’s markets, boutiques and online shops.

28. Heal and Protect Winter Lip Balm Recipe – Keep lips looking and feeling great with this heal and protect winter lip balm recipe. Natural ingredients come together to to help keep lips moisturized to protect against chapping while a tiny hint of sheer color lends lips a healthy glow.

29. Winter Mint Homemade Moisturizing Hair Mask Recipe – This winter mint homemade moisturizing hair mask recipe is made with natural ingredients and delivers intense moisture to hair ravaged by winter’s elements. It also makes a lovely homemade hand cream!

30. Neem Oil & Bee Pollen Skin Cream Recipe – This natural neem oil and bee pollen skin cream recipe combines the healing power of neem oil with the skin soothing, anti-inflammatory properties of bee pollen.

31. Natural Healing Homemade Green Tea Eye Cream Recipe – Whip up this natural healing anti-wrinkle homemade green tea eye cream recipe to help keep your skin looking youthful and radiant!

 32. Hawaiian Red Sea Salt & Red Palm Soap Recipe – This homemade red palm soap recipe is made using virgin red palm oil which is naturally high in Vitamin E and antioxidants and mineral rich Hawaiian Alaea Red Sea Salt.

33. Custom Scented Dry Oil Body Spray Recipe – This dry oil body spray recipe feels super light on skin and isn’t greasy. Just spray it on, massage in for silky smooth, soft skin!

34. Natural Anti Wrinkle Face Serum Recipe for Mature Skin –  This all natural facial serum was formulated specifically for those with dry and maturing skin. It absorbs quickly and easily giving skin a softer, smoother and moisturized feeling instantly without feeling greasy or oily. It’s perfect if you’re trying to say goodbye to dry patches or those sneaky little wrinkles!

35. Natural Herbal Healing Balm Recipe – Use this natural herbal healing balm recipe to create a product that topically treats minor cuts, bruises, and stings with the power of calendula.

36. Coffee Under Eye Cream Recipe for Puffy Eyes – This Natural DIY Coffee Under Eye Cream Recipe is made using homemade coffee infused oil which can help with puffiness, fine lines and dark circles!

For even more ideas for homemade bath and beauty products to make and sell, be sure to follow my DIY Bath and Body board on Pinterest. And, be sure to follow Tumblr and Blog Lovin’, Facebook, Twitter, G+ and Instagram for more great ideas and to keep up with future posts.

Cayenne Pain Relief Salve Recipe with Printable Labels

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This homemade chocolate and lavender scented cayenne pain relief salve recipe is wonderful for treating pain caused by arthritis, sore muscles, stiffness and swelling. Plus there are free printable labels for your final product!

This cayenne pain relief salve recipe is wonderful for treating pain caused by arthritis, sore muscles, stiffness and swelling. You can make it using either chili seed essential oil – a hotly pungent variety of Capsicum – or a cayenne extract – depending on what is most accessible to you. Both of these natural ingredients warm skin to help to relax tight or sore muscles.

I’ve also included neem oil as one of the ingredients for it’s healing and analgesic properties. For even more pain fighting power, you can opt to use arnica infused grapeseed oil over regular grapeseed oil in this recipe. Or even sub out the grape seed oil with your own favorite carrier oil of choice. (You can check out my chamomile balm recipe for instructions on how to make an herbal infusion.)

Finally, I scented this cayenne pain relief salve with a delicious fragrance blend of lavender and chocolate. The fragrance is optional, but it really smells amazing. I also created free printable labels for your cayenne pain relief salve to make it suitable for gifting.

(Allergic to capsicum? Try my homemade ginger salve recipe for sore muscles located here instead.)

This homemade chocolate and lavender scented cayenne pain relief salve recipe is wonderful for treating pain caused by arthritis, sore muscles, stiffness and swelling. Plus there are free printable labels for your final product!

Chocolate & Lavender Cayenne Pain Relief Salve Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

.75 oz. beeswax
.25 oz. traditional emulsifying wax
1 oz. cocoa butter (or mango butter)
1 oz. shea butter
.75 oz. grapeseed oil (optional to infuse with arnica flowers)
.25 oz. neem oil
.05 oz. vitamin E oil
1.5 mL chili seed essential oil
1 mL lavender essential oil
1.5 mL chocolate fragrance oil of choice, optional

Instructions:

Using a digital scale, begin by weighing out the waxes and butters into a small glass Pyrex measuring cup. Heat in the microwave at 50% power until the wax has melted completely, approximately 3 to 4 minutes. (Alternately you can use a double boiler.)

Now weigh out the grape seed oil and neem oil and stir into the melted wax and butters. Follow with the vitamin E oil.

Using a different graduated plastic transfer pipette for each ingredient, measure out and add the essential oils and fragrance. Stir well.

Now pour your cayenne pain relief salve evenly into your containers. I used two 2.65 oz. white dial up empty deodorant containers. However the 2.5 oz. size will also work. Allow the product to cool and solidify completely before placing the caps onto your containers.

Finally, print out the labels (found here) onto your choice of full size clear inkjet (or laser) labels. (I used labels from WorldLabel.) Plain white sticker labels will also work. Cut out the individual labels using scissors, remove the backing and adhere the labels to the front of your containers. And you’re done!

To use, dial the product up the same as you would deodorant and apply to affected areas of skin as needed. Massage in. Avoid using on broken skin and be sure to wash your hands well after use. Due to the chili seed essential oil this product will irritate mucous membranes, eyes and other sensitive areas.

No time to make your own cayenne pain relief salve? Then consider purchasing Dr. Christopher’s Formula Cayenne Heat Ointment or Wild Carrot Herbals’ Ginger Body Butter.

For more of my natural skin care recipes and projects, be sure to follow me on Pinterest. You can also find me on Blog Lovin’TumblrFacebook, Twitter, G+ and Instagram.