DIY Pumpkin Spice Room Spray

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Create your own easy fall inspired DIY pumpkin spice room spray!

Fall is finally here and what better way to enjoy it than with the fabulous scent of this homemade pumpkin spice room spray! This easy fall craft project will make your home and linens smell like your favorite autumn scents that can be carried over into the holiday season. Don’t just stick to the amazing scent of pumpkin spice though. You can customize this homemade room spray recipe with any of your favorite fragrances!

DIY Pumpkin Spice Room Spray Recipe

© Rebecca D. Dillon


1.8 oz. distilled water
.1 oz. Polysorbate 20
.1 oz. Pumpkin Pie Spice fragrance oil


Weigh out all of the ingredients using a digital scale and combine in a plastic or glass 2 oz. bottle with a fingertip mister using a funnel. Shake well and mist as desired.

Don’t want to use a fragrance oil? Try a blend of natural clove, ginger and cinnamon essential oils instead! Or substitute with any other of your favorite fragrance oils or essential oils!

For more fall pumpkin spice recipes try my homemade bath and body recipes for Homemade Apple & Pumpkin Spice Lotion, Natural Vanilla & Pumpkin Spice Salt Scrub, and Homemade Pumpkin Sugar Scrub.

For more recipes and DIY fall craft projects like this one be sure to follow my boards on Pinterest!


DIY Tempestuous Roll On Cologne for Men

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DIY Cologne for Men - Tempestuous Cologne Recipe - Easy Homemade Gift Idea for Men - Also Make Great DIY Wedding Favors for the GuysThere’s a cologne fragrance for men called Fierce that’s distributed via Abercrombie & Fitch. However, in light of their recent negative press, you might be wary about making future purchases from them. Regardless of your stance, their cologne, Fierce, is still a great fragrance for men. But you don’t have to buy it because now you can actually DIY it. Very recently a dupe of this Abercrombie fragrance was developed as a fragrance oil. So not only can you now make your own handmade colognes for men with this great scent, you can also use the fragrance oil to produce other men’s products with this fragrance including homemade soaps, lotions and other masculine skin care products.

Following is a recipe for making your own Fierce-like cologne using a fragrance oil dupe created by Nature’s Garden called Ferocious Beast. Of course, I came up with my own name for this fragrance as well and dubbed mine Tempestuous. You can call yours whatever you like. But if you dig the name Tempestuous, I have created free printable labels for you to use on your own cologne oils you create with this recipe.

Nature Garden’s Ferocious Beast fragrance oil contains citrusy top-notes of orange, lemon and lime, leading to middle notes of rosemary, jasmine, lily of the valley, vetiver  and rose and finishing a woody, oakmoss and white musk base note. Create these as diy wedding favors or homemade stocking stuffer gifts for the guys.

Other fragrances for men you may be interested in trying include The Perfect Man, Game On, and Bay Rum. (Buy any 5 16oz. fragrance oils and receive a $1 off per container from Nature’s Garden.)

Homemade Gift Idea for Men - DIY Roll On Cologne RecipeDIY Tempestuous Roll On Cologne Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen


1 fl. oz. deodorized clear jojoba oil
1 fl. oz. fractionated coconut oil
1 fl. oz. Ferocious Beast fragrance oil


7 roller ball glass bottles
Plastic Transfer Pipettes
small glass measuring cup
small metal utensil for stirring
printable labels


Start by measuring 1 fluid oz. each of the jojoba and fractionated coconut oil in a small glass measuring cup. Next add 1 fluid oz. of fragrance oil and stir well. Using a plastic pipette, fill your perfume bottles, stirring the container of fragrance oil occasionally as you go, then cap your perfumes and label with my free downloadable labels. This recipe will yield seven .3 oz. (by weight) perfume oils.

Looking for a fragrance for women? Be sure to try my homemade Red Velvet Cake Perfume Oil Recipe.

(Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen, Soap Deli News and Nature’s Garden are not affiliated or associated with Abercrombie & Fitch in any way.)


Handmade Solid Perfume Locket Giveaway

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Enter to win a Handmade Solid Perfume Locket from Willow Tree Apothecary! Willow Tree Apothecary is owned by Jackie, a grad student studying archaeology. Jackie and her husband are about to make a huge change and move from Mississippi to Buffalo, New York so Jackie can work on her PhD. In addition to Jackie’s new perfume shop, Willow Tree Apothecary, she also owns an established shop called Willow Tree Menagerie for which she handcrafts picture frames, jewelry and other accessories. Between working on her thesis and taking care of her handmade Etsy shops she keeps incredibly busy, but she still somehow finds time to reread the Harry Potter series at least once a year. In an effort to help launch her new perfume shop, however, Jackie is generously giving away one of her lovely, handmade solid perfume lockets!
One winner will receive this lovely locket (pictured above) from Willow Tree Apothecary filled with solid perfume in the scent of the winner’s choice. This locket measures about one and a third inches, or 3.5 cm tall, with a 20 inch chain and is the perfect size for everyday wear.
The perfume contained within this bronze finished locket is made from high quality beeswax, carrier oils, essential oils, and phthalate-free fragrance oils. It is dye free, and because it comes in a solid form, you don’t have to worry about perfume spilling in your bag or purse during travel. Plus, not only does this locket keep your favorite fragrance handy at your fingertips all day long, but you can also add a picture to the locket once the perfume has been used.
The winner gets to choose between fourteen lovely fragrances that are perfect for spring: Ava, Garden Party, Lavender, Lilith, Sunshine, Sunrise, Soothe, Bliss, Isis, Primavera, Glamour, Briton, and Amour. (You can find scent descriptions here.)
Enter to win now through April 4. 2012 at 12:01AM EST via Rafflecopter below.

Salt Scrub Recipe for smooth summer skin.

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Salt is a great for exfoliating skin. Plus is has the added benefit of removing toxins from your skin. A salt scrub made from a combo of sea salt, your favorite oils and scents is perfect for getting your skin in shape for tanning season this summer or to just show off those legs! Use your handmade salt scrub all over your body for soft smooth skin paying special attention to feet and hands!
Everything Fabulous has a simple diy salt scrub recipe that’s perfect as a springing board for creating your own custom concoction using your choice of ingredients. My favorite oil to use is rice bran oil as it’s gentle, not overly greasy and the properties of the oil make it perfect for mature or aging skin.
When using essential oils to scent your recipe I recommend not using more than 2% of your total recipe to scent and be sure to research any essential oils you plan on using first so that you are aware of any sensitivities it may cause. Citrus essential oils can make you more sensitive to the sun while others shouldn’t be used during pregnancy. If you have arthritis, try a blend of rosemary and peppermint oils for increased circulation – an added benefit from just one simple product! Should you choose to use fragrance oils, you can use up to 5% fragrance. You can check out Everything Fabulous for the tutorial on making salt scrubs here.
For more information on crafting your own bath salts rather than a scrub, refer to the article Enjoy Making Bath Salts for definitions of the different types of salts available for making your own bath products along with a recipe for making bath salts in bulk.
Or, if you prefer sugar over salt, then check out an array of sugar scrub recipes within this blog article, DIY Sugar Scrub Recipes for enjoying or gifting. It includes reasons why sugar is good for skin along with a collection of handmade sugar scrub recipes you can make for yourself or to give as gifts. The article also includes free printable labels for packaging your creations.
What’s your favorite product to exfoliate with? Salt scrubs, sugar scrubs, or something else?

Tequila? Agave? Lime? Margarita?

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I very recently made a new salt bar soap that is scented with agave lime. My intention was to name it lime margarita. However, the scent is not quite limey enough to pull off this name. So I tried searching key words to see if I could come up with something creative to name this new soap. I typed in words like lime, margarita, tequila, salt, agave, and Mexico. I still haven’t come up with a name, but I did stumble across a great recipe for making Lavender Margaritas.
Lavender Margarita, Photo Credit Taste Spotting
This complex recipe calls for tequila, blue curacao, coconut milk, lime juice, raspberries, blueberries, sugar, ice and dried lavender blossoms. It’s the perfect drink for summer! You can find the complete recipe for this alcoholic drink at Also be sure to stop by Taste Spotting to browse for more great food and drink ideas by picture! Taste Spotting allows users to create a profile to share their own food photos or to heart their favorites.
Meanwhile, if you can think of a creative name for my new soap and comment with it here, I’ll send you a free bar of this new soap if I choose to use your name! The soap scent is a shimmering citrus blend of lime, lemon, and orange essential oils highlighted by accents of liquid ozone. Tropical floral notes and exotic agave greens balance out this fragrance, while musk and sandalwood add a subtle background scent.