DIY After Sun Moisturizers to Soothe Sunburned Skin

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DIY After Sun Moisturizers to help soothe sunburned skin and promote healing.

Well, spring is here and it’s in full force. I got sunburned on my neck and collarbone yesterday simply driving the car with the windows down! Luckily I had sunscreen on my face but it was an important reminder that we should be applying sunscreen to our décolletage as well. Of course, there are times we do forgot sunscreen. Or we didn’t apply it often enough. Or it wasn’t strong enough. So here are three DIY After Sun Moisturizers to help soothe sunburned skin and promote healing.

3 DIY After Sun Moisturizers

Quench parched sunburned skin with this easy spray on silky after sun moisturizer recipe. Hemp and jojoba oils naturally moisturize skin without clogging pores while cyclomethicone helps give this after sun moisturizer a silky smooth feel that's not heavy or greasy.

This Silky After Sun Moisturizer Spray Recipe quenches sunburned skin with moisturizing hemp seed and jojoba oils. The addition of cyclomethicone adds a silky smooth feel that’s not heavy or greasy while also helping to protect skin from irritating clothing. It also contains natural vitamin E to promote healing while calming lavender and chamomile essential oils round off the finished product for an after sun moisturizer that’s sure to please. Learn to make it here.

This natural After Sun Skin Soother Cream Recipe is made from natural skin nourishing oils, shea butter, essential oils and aloe vera gel. It's perfect for replenishing those stubborn spots of dry skin or for soothing and speeding up the healing process after a sunburn.

My Sun + Skin Soother After Sun Cream Recipe is made from natural skin nourishing oils, shea butter, essential oils and aloe vera gel. It’s perfect for replenishing those stubborn spots of dry skin or for soothing and helping to promote healing after a sunburn. It’s made with Mountain Rose Herbs’ Restorative Skin Oil which is also lovely all on its own. The much revered and time-tested formula is well suited for mature skin, and perfect to use when running into problems with dry and other “leathery” or “lizardy” skin appearance. Learn to make this sun + skin after sun moisturizer here.

This natural burn relief spray recipe was created for a friend with breast cancer to help soothe the pain caused by radiation treatment and promote healing. However, you'll find this burn relief spray also works great on run of the mill sunburns.

My natural burn relief spray recipe is also a wonderful after sun moisturizer that you can spray on. It contains a special blend of natural ingredients to soothe the pain caused by sunburns. It’s ingredients include arnica infused oil and neem oil. Arnica, like neem oil, not only has analgesic (meaning it relieves pain) properties, but it also helps with inflammation. Learn to make it here.

What are your favorite ingredients to include in DIY after sun moisturizers? Leave your thoughts in the comments!

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Strawberry Smoothie Foaming Salt Scrub Recipe

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Strawberry Smoothie Foaming Salt Scrub Recipe! Learn how to make this easy spring inspired strawberry smoothie foaming whipped salt scrub recipe! It's made with real strawberry powder which is rich in polyphenols and Vitamin C and has natural skin soothing properties.

Learn how to make this easy spring inspired strawberry smoothie foaming salt scrub recipe!

I created this foaming salt scrub recipe with real strawberry fruit powder for it’s skin soothing properties. Strawberry fruit powder is rich in polyphenols and Vitamin C and has toning properties when used in skincare products.

In addition, I used dendritic salt in lieu of regular salt. Dendritic salt has a finer grain and larger surface area than other salts which offers greater fragrance retention in cosmetic applications. It also dissolves faster in water.

Strawberry Smoothie Foaming Salt Scrub Recipe! Learn how to make this easy spring inspired strawberry smoothie foaming whipped salt scrub recipe! It's made with real strawberry powder which is rich in polyphenols and Vitamin C and has natural skin soothing properties.

Strawberry Smoothie Foaming Salt Scrub Recipe

© Rebecca D. Dillon

Ingredients:

8 oz. (227 grams) foaming bath whip
14 oz. (113 grams) dendritic salt
1 oz. (28 grams) strawberry fruit powder
.25 oz. (7 grams) strawberry fragrance oil
2 teaspoons Pink Vibrance mica powder

Instructions:

In a large container, weigh out the foaming bath whip base and the fragrance oil. Mix together. (I specifically used Crafter’s Choice foaming bath whip for my strawberry smoothie foaming salt scrub recipe.)

In a separate container weigh out the salt and strawberry fruit powder.

Then, using a measuring spoon, measure out the mica powder.

Strawberry Smoothie Foaming Salt Scrub Recipe! Learn how to make this easy spring inspired strawberry smoothie foaming whipped salt scrub recipe! It's made with real strawberry powder which is rich in polyphenols and Vitamin C and has natural skin soothing properties.

Mix the mica, strawberry powder and salt together then pour into the scented foaming bath whip base, mixing with a spatula as you go.

Strawberry Smoothie Foaming Salt Scrub Recipe! Learn how to make this easy spring inspired strawberry smoothie foaming whipped salt scrub recipe! It's made with real strawberry powder which is rich in polyphenols and Vitamin C and has natural skin soothing properties.

Once the dry ingredients are incorporated into the scented foaming bath whip base, mix well with a hand mixer on high speed for 3-5 minutes.

Strawberry Smoothie Foaming Salt Scrub Recipe! Learn how to make this easy spring inspired strawberry smoothie foaming whipped salt scrub recipe! It's made with real strawberry powder which is rich in polyphenols and Vitamin C and has natural skin soothing properties.

Now spoon or pipe the strawberry smoothie foaming salt scrub into your containers of choice. I used 9 oz. clear straight sided glass jars with silver metal lug caps from from SKS Bottle & Packaging. This product will yield around 22 oz. (624 grams) of product by volume. So I was able to fill two 9 oz. and one 4 oz. glass jars.

To use, simply remove desired amount and massage onto damp skin in the shower to cleanse, tone and exfoliate, then rinse off.

My strawberry smoothie foaming salt scrub recipe is best suited for normal to oily skin.

It is important to note that fine salt crystals will dissolve in this base over time. Therefore I recommend using larger salt crystals than the dendritic salt if you aren’t using this product right away. You can also substitute the salt with sugar.

In addition, I advise using a preservative if you’re planning to sell or store your strawberry smoothie foaming salt scrub prior to use. If selling your homemade products, you’ll need to follow FDA guidelines for labeling your product. Not sure how to label your creations? I highly recommend the book, Soap and Cosmetic Labeling: How to Follow the Rules and Regs Explained in Plain English, by Marie Gale.

Like the idea of strawberries but don’t want a strawberry scent? This foaming salt scrub recipe is also nice with a pink lemonade flavor oil!

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Whipped Body Butter Soufflé & Exfoliating Whipped Sugar Scrub Recipes with Labels from StickerYou!

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Learn how to make your own whipped body butter souffle and whipped sugar scrub recipes for spring! These whipped skin care recipes make wonderful projects for St. Patrick's Day as well as Easter. And whether you're creating these products to gift or to sell, you can give them the same professional look as the big companies with your own custom designed waterproof vinyl labels from StickerYou!

Learn how to make your own whipped body butter soufflé and whipped sugar scrub recipes for spring! These whipped skin care recipes make wonderful projects for St. Patrick’s Day as well as Easter. And whether you’re creating these products to gift or to sell, you can give them the same professional look as the big companies with your own custom designed waterproof vinyl labels from StickerYou!

Learn how to make your own whipped body butter soufflé and whipped sugar scrub recipes for spring! These whipped skin care recipes make wonderful projects for St. Patrick's Day as well as Easter. And whether you're creating these products to gift or to sell, you can give them the same professional look as the big companies with your own custom designed waterproof vinyl labels from StickerYou!

StickerYou takes the struggle out of designing your own product labels by offering pre-designed templates so there’s no guesswork. Upload your own logo or custom artwork or choose from a huge selection of artwork, backgrounds and borders available through StickerYou. You can even enter custom dimensions for your containers – so you never have to feel intimidated about labeling your products again!

And, because StickerYou offers waterproof vinyl stickers, your bath and body product labels will never run or smear! I absolutely love their labels along with the many label options, customization features and their real time chat support!

Ready to get started? Keep reading for my recipes for creating your own super rich, whipped body butter soufflé and matching exfoliating whipped sugar scrub with jojoba beads.

Learn how to make your own whipped body butter souffle and whipped sugar scrub recipes for spring! These whipped skin care recipes make wonderful projects for St. Patrick's Day as well as Easter. And whether you're creating these products to gift or to sell, you can give them the same professional look as the big companies with your own custom designed waterproof vinyl labels from StickerYou!

Whipped Body Butter Soufflé Recipe

© Rebecca D. Dillon

Ingredients:

6 oz. ultra refined high melt point shea butter
.75 oz. refined cocoa butter
.5 oz. jojoba oil
.5 oz. fractionated coconut oil
.5 oz. emulsifying wax
.2 oz. aloe vera oil
1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum powder
.2 oz. fragrance oil or .1 oz. essential oil

Instructions:

See below.

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Exfoliating Whipped Sugar Scrub Recipe

© Rebecca D. Dillon

Ingredients:

13 oz. white granulated sugar
6 oz. ultra refined high melt point shea butter
.75 oz. refined cocoa butter
.5 oz. jojoba oil
.5 oz. fractionated coconut oil
.5 oz. emulsifying wax
.5 oz. lagoon green jojoba beads
.2 oz. aloe vera oil
1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum powder
.2 oz. fragrance oil or .1 oz. essential oil

Instructions:

Using a digital scale weigh out the shea butter, cocoa butter and  emulsifying wax. Heat in a double boiler until melted. (Alternately you can also heat in a large glass Pyrex container in the microwave at 50% power.)

Next weigh out the jojoba oil, fractionated coconut oil and aloe vera oil. (Please note that fractionated coconut oil is not the same as regular coconut oil and it is always liquid at room temperature or colder. In addition aloe vera oil is not the same thing as aloe vera gel. It’s actually an oil.)

Add the oils to the double boiler and stir well to combine.

Remove from heat and measure out the xanthan gum powder. Whisk into the melted butter mixture until it dissolves.

Now weigh out your fragrance of choice and stir into the melted body butter mixture.

A great scent choice for essential oils is equal parts lemongrass essential oil and peppermint essential oil with just a “splash” of lime peel essential oil. Or if a fragrance oil is preferred, I really love a limoncello fragrance oil for spring!

Allow the mixture to cool until it begins to get cloudy. (You can speed this process up by placing your melted ingredients in the refrigerator for a short amount of time.)

Learn how to make your own whipped body butter souffle and whipped sugar scrub recipes for spring! These whipped skin care recipes make wonderful projects for St. Patrick's Day as well as Easter. And whether you're creating these products to gift or to sell, you can give them the same professional look as the big companies with your own custom designed waterproof vinyl labels from StickerYou!

To make the whipped body butter soufflé recipe:

Then, if you are making the whipped body butter soufflé, pour the melted mixture into your mixing bowl and whip until your body butter reaches the desired consistency. I highly recommend a stand mixer for this step as it can take a while.

Once your whipped body butter soufflé has a creamy, marshmallow fluff like texture it can be spooned into your jars. (You should be able to hold a spoon of the whipped body butter upside down without it dripping off.) This recipe will yield two 8 oz. whipped body souffles.

To use, apply sparingly as a little goes a long way. Once your skin absorbs the body butter souffle, it will not feel greasy or tacky and you will really be able to feel the hydration that it locks in. For this reason I loved this product on my hands and feet – but feel free to use it anywhere you like.

If you are scenting your whipped body butter soufflé with essential oils or lip safe fragrance oils, this feels AMAZING on lips too!

Learn how to make your own whipped body butter souffle and whipped sugar scrub recipes for spring! These whipped skin care recipes make wonderful projects for St. Patrick's Day as well as Easter. And whether you're creating these products to gift or to sell, you can give them the same professional look as the big companies with your own custom designed waterproof vinyl labels from StickerYou!

To make the exfoliating whipped sugar scrub recipe:

If you are making the whipped sugar scrub, once your melted oils have cooled, weigh out the jojoba beads and the sugar and combine with the melted body butter mixture in your mixing bowl. Whip until the sugar scrub reaches desired consistency or until it holds onto your whisk or a spoon without dropping off.

Now spoon or pipe your whipped sugar scrub into your containers. My whipped sugar scrub recipe yields approximately four 8 oz. jars.

To use, scoop out desired amount and massage onto wet skin in the bath or shower as desired. Rinse off then pat dry.

StickerYou takes the struggle out of designing your own product labels by offering pre-designed templates so there's no guesswork. Upload your own logo or custom artwork or choose from a huge selection of artwork, backgrounds and borders available through StickerYou. You can even enter custom dimensions for your containers - so you never have to feel intimidated about labeling your products again!

Now that you’ve created my whipped body butter soufflé and exfoliating whipped sugar scrub recipes, all that’s left to do is label your jars as desired with your own custom labels from StickerYou! Get started now here.

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Fresh Spring Sandals and Natural Foot Care Recipes

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It's sandal season! Fantastic and fresh new spring sandals , wedges and heels to show off your unique style PLUS foot care recipes so you're not afraid to show those toes!Hooray! It’s finally sandal season which means we can finally indulge in a little bit of shoe shopping for fresh new spring sandals, wedges and heels! I’ve been waiting for sandal season since February when I got a little shoe crazy shopping on ModCloth. Of course, as ModCloth offers brand new styles daily, I may or may not have ended up with five new pairs. (I’ve been not so patiently waiting for the chance to finally wear them.)

If you’ve never purchased from ModCloth, then you’re in for a treat. Right now they are offer 20% off any order of $100 or more at ModCloth through Thursday, 5/19/16 @ 3 am EST for all new customers. And because sometimes shoes can be tricky, they always offer free exchanges. Plus their customer service is really amazing. Following are just a few of my favorite spring sandals, wedges and heels from ModCloth. (Plus some great foot care recipes for foot scrubs, salves and creams so your feet will look just as fantastic as your new shoes!)

Spring Sandals, Wedges & Heels

It's sandal season! Fantastic and fresh new spring sandals, wedges and heels to show off your unique style PLUS foot care recipes so you're not afraid to show those toes!

From top left: My Bold Stomping Grounds Heel in Ecru / Take the Heel and Thrive / Good Enough to Treat Sandal in Chambray / Elative Expression Heel in Bloom / Sole Searching Heel / Mornings in Montmartre Heel

It's sandal season! Fantastic and fresh new spring sandals, wedges and heels to show off your unique style PLUS foot care recipes so you're not afraid to show those toes!

From top left: All-Singing, All-Prancing Heel in Pink / That Seventies Showstopper Heel / You Art to Know Wedge / A Hug and a Kick Flat / Rosette for the Day Wedge / Park Photoshoot Heel

Natural Foot Care Recipes

Ready to get your feet in shape while you’re waiting on your new spring sandals to ship? Then consider one or more of these great foot care recipes!

Nine natural foot care recipes to get your feet in shape for all those fresh new spring sandals!

Natural Neem Oil & Tea Tree Foot Scrub Recipe – This natural neem oil & tea tree foot scrub recipe helps keep feet looking and feeling great year round! Natural salts and fine ground pumice exfoliate dead skin cells and rough calluses while gentle kaolin clay helps to detox skin. In addition, naturally anti-fungal neem oil and tea tea tree oil work together in this neem oil & tea tree foot scrub recipe to help keep feet fungus free or to aid in clearing up any existing conditions like toenail fungus or athlete’s foot!

Natural Foot Repair Salve Recipe with Neem Oil – This natural foot repair salve recipe contains neem oil prized for its strong anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and natural healing properties to help solve ongoing foot and toenail issues. And, because neem oil is not the most pleasant smelling carrier oil – it has a natural odor reminiscent of a nutty garlic like smell – I’ve added eucalyptus essential oil and your choice of either rosemary or peppermint essential oils that mask the fragrance of the neem oil.

Natural Peppermint Foot Cream Recipe – This natural peppermint foot cream recipe is made with natural shea butter, a proven moisturizer and skin protectant, peppermint essential oil to refresh your feet and anti-fungal tea tree oil to keep your tootsies in tip top shape. In addition it also contains cocoa butter, sunflower oil and pomegranate seed oil.

Natural Soothing Foot Soak Recipe – Give this all natural soothing foot soak recipe a try to soothe achy, tired feet after a long, hot summer day! Made using intensely moisturizing walnut oil, soothing Epsom salt, and cooling essential oils this soothing foot soak recipe is your answer to overworked and tired feet! Simply add to warm water and soak, then follow with a loofah or pumice stone and your favorite natural foot cream or moisturizer.

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.

Natural Rosemary & Neem Oil Foot Salve Recipe – Treat your feet with my all natural rosemary and neem oil foot salve recipe. It’s perfect for dry and even cracked feet and helps to prevent fungal growth and infections caused by diabetes or ingrown toenails.

Peppermint Foot Scrub Soap Recipe – If your feet are in need of some extra love, then you’ll definitely want to add this natural homemade peppermint foot scrub soap recipe to your beauty arsenal! It exfoliates with natural walnut shell powder and fine ground pumice to help keep feet smooth and soft. Don’t just use it during warm months though! This soap is perfect for skin care use year round for a more beautiful you!

Peppermint Exfolimint™ Foot Soap Recipe – Learn how to make your own naturally exfoliating homemade foot soap recipe that exfoliates with pumice and nourishes with shea butter.

Natural Anti-Fungal Toenail Fungus Treatment – This natural toenail fungus treatment clears up unsightly toenail fungus and even cold sores without chemicals. It’s a very effective home remedy.

For even more great ideas and natural bath and beauty recipes, follow my boards on Pinterest. You can also find me on  me on Blog Lovin’, TumblrFacebook, Twitter, G+ and Instagram.


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Sal Butter Sugar Scrub Recipe

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This natural sal butter sugar scrub recipe is perfect for those looking for a skin nourishing scrub but are sensitive or allergic to shea butter. It also contains healing neem oil and is naturally colored and scented.

This natural sal butter sugar scrub recipe creates a natural, nourishing scrub suited for those sensitive to or allergic to shea butter. It also contains healing neem oil and coconut oil and is naturally colored and scented.

I scented my sal butter sugar scrub recipe with lemongrass essential oil for its fresh, energizing fragrance and used a pinch of turmeric to give my scrub a lovely yellow tint.

Why sal butter?

Apparently, as I’ve discovered, people with latex allergies and sensitivities are often also allergic to shea butter. Sal butter makes a wonderful substitution. Like shea butter, sal butter is a superb moisturizer and is believed to help with various skin disorders such as acne, eczema and psoriasis. It can also help to reduce skin inflammation. And unlike shea, it stays smooth and creamy, never grainy.

Why neem oil?

Neem oil is a carrier oil that I’ve found to have significant healing properties and many applications for use in both skin care and hair care products. Used both medicinally and cosmetically for hundreds of years, neem oil is naturally anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-fungal and possesses moisturizing and regenerative properties. In addition it also has anti-inflammatory and analgesic (pain killing) properties and contains both vitamin E and essential fatty acids.

First used in India in 2000-4000BC, neem oil is a key herb used in Ayurvedic and Unani medicine. Neem oil is commonly used topically to treat rheumatism, eczema, ringworm, athlete’s foot, cold sores, psoriasis, warts, chronic syphilitic sores, infected burn wounds, and slow-healing skin ulcers. It has also been show to help control various skin infections including scabies and candida.

Natural Sal Butter Sugar Scrub Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

2 oz. sal butter
1.5 oz. refined coconut oil
1 oz. cocoa butter
.25 oz. neem oil
10.25 oz. granulated white sugar
.05 oz. – .1 oz.  lemongrass essential oil to suit (or .15 oz. fragrance oil)
pinch of turmeric to suit

 Instructions:

Using a digital scale begin by weighing out the cocoa butter and sal butter. Heat in either a double boiler or in a large glass Pyrex measuring cup at reduced power in a microwave until melted.

Next, weigh out the coconut oil and stir into the melted butters until it melts.

Weigh out and stir in the neem oil and essential oil.

Weigh the sugar, then slowly pour the sugar into the melted oil and butters, mixing with a fork as you go, until all the sugar is completely incorporated. Add a pinch of turmeric, if desired, for color. Mix well until the color evens out.

Now simply scoop your sugar scrub into your container(s) of choice. (Mine is pictured in a an 8 oz. plastic (BPA free) low profile jar. My sal butter sugar scrub recipe will fill approximately three of these if the recipe is doubled.)

This foaming salt scrub recipe is super easy to make and can be customized with your favorite scent! Just melt, pour and mix ingredients for a foaming salt scrub that gently exfoliates as it lathers and cleanses like soap!

For even more skin care recipes that contain sal butter be sure to check out my foaming salt scrub recipe, my pink salt and sal butter soap recipe, and my simple two-ingredient body butter recipe. For recipes that contain neem oil, view my neem oil recipe archive here. For more sugar scrub recipes, go here.

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