Mineral Bath Soak Recipes

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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! Leave them unscented or add some of your favorite essential oil(s) for a complete aromatherapy experience!

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! Leave them unscented or add some of your favorite essential oil(s) for a complete aromatherapy experience!

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! Leave them unscented or add some of your favorite essential oil(s) for a complete aromatherapy experience!

Mineral Bath Soak Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

1 Tablespoon fine dead sea salt
1 Tablespoon coarse pink Himalayan salt
1 Tablespoon coarse sea salt
1 Tablespoon Epsom salt
1 mL (20 drops) essential oil of choice, optional

Instructions:

Using a measuring spoon, measure out the salts into a glass bowl. Add essential oil(s) if desired – you can use a graduated transfer pipette to measure out the amount needed – then mix well. Now use a funnel to fill your containers. I used these awesome 8 dram clear glass vials with black phenolic cone lined caps I received from SKS Bottle & Packaging for mine. (You can find them here.)

Available in bulk, these vials make it easy to fill with your mineral bath soak recipes for creating DIY wedding favors or bridesmaid gifts and even homemade stocking stuffers. This particular mineral bath soak recipe fills 2 8-dram glass vials.

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!

Floral Mineral Bath Soak Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

2 teaspoons fine dead sea salt
2 teaspoons coarse pink Himalayan salt
2 teaspoons coarse sea salt
2 teaspoons Epsom salt
1 teaspoon lavender flowers
1 teaspoon rose petals
1 teaspoon calendula petals
1 mL (20 drops) essential oil of choice, optional

Instructions:

As with the mineral bath soak recipe, use measuring spoons to measure out all of the cosmetic salts as well the flowers and combine in a glass bowl. Add your choice of essential oil(s) if desired and mix well. Use a small funnel to fill two 8-dram glass vials, then cap and label as desired.

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!

What’s so great about cosmetic salts?

Dead Sea salt is extracted and solar dried from the saline and mineral rich marshes of the Dead Sea. As a result this salt is extremely rich in nutrients and contains an abundance of numerous key elements. It is widely renowned as the best therapeutic salts available.

Epsom salt is a common ingredient in bath salts as it possesses properties that help to help sooth, relax, and relieve sore muscles. Comprised primarily of magnesium and sulfates, Epsom salt does won’t leave your skin feeling dry. Instead skin soaked in Epsom salts will have a soft and silky texture after a long soak.

Himalayan pink salt is one of the purest salts available and is used both therapeutically and in cosmetic preparations. Derived from ancient sea salt deposits, Himalayan pink salt is believed to be the purest form of salt available. It offers essential minerals and trace elements, balances electrolytes, supports proper nutrient absorption, eliminates toxins, balances the body’s pH, and increases circulation.

Sea salt is essential to good health and is used by the human body to function properly. The sodium in sea salt serves as an electrolyte and assists with regulating the electrical charges within our cells while chloride supports potassium absorption, enhances carbon dioxide transportation, regulates body fluid levels, and is an essential component of digestive acids. Sea salt is great for softening and rejuvenating the skin as well as relaxing muscular aches, pains, sunburns, rashes, and irritated skin.

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! Leave them unscented or add some of your favorite essential oil(s) for a complete aromatherapy experience!

If you like my mineral bath soak recipes, you may also enjoy my DIY herbal facial steam. My DIY herbal facial steam is not only easy to make, it’s also a great way to naturally reduce acne breakouts, boost circulation and remove toxins. You can learn how to make your own DIY facial steam here.

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!

Or try my easy argan and rosemary facial cleansing oil recipe. This simple facial care recipe requires just two ingredients but delivers incredible results! This all natural facial cleansing oil recipe combines argan oil and rosemary essential oil for a simple yet effective cleansing oil suitable for all skin types. It easily removes makeup, dirt and oil and helps to prevent delicate facial skin from drying out due to the overuse of soap and water. You can find my argan and rosemary facial cleansing oil recipe here.

For more natural DIY beauty products be sure to follow me on PinterestBlog Lovin’TumblrFacebook, Twitter, G+ and Instagram.

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Easy No Maintenance DIY Terrarium

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This easy no maintenance DIY terrarium is a snap to make and is terrific for DIY wedding favors or stocking stuffer gifts! Learn how to make your own DIY terrarium now by clicking through to the tutorial at Soap Deli News blog!

This easy no maintenance DIY terrarium is not only a snap to make, but it’s also great for gifting! You can quickly and easily create these faux DIY terrariums in bulk to gift as DIY wedding favors or even as homemade stocking stuffers. And because it’s a faux terrarium you never have to worry about it dying! Keep reading to learn how.

This easy no maintenance DIY terrarium is not only a snap to make, but it's also great for gifting! And because it's a faux DIY terrarium it will never die!Faux DIY Terrarium

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

What you’ll need:

8 dram glass vials with a black phenolic cone lined cap (one for each terrarium)
small rocks, pebbles and/or stone white gravel
preserved chartreuse reindeer moss
craft miniature mushrooms from the floral department or similar
Jim Holtz idea-ology tag labels
tweezers or a pencil
baker’s twine
scissors

This easy no maintenance DIY terrarium is not only a snap to make, but it's also great for gifting! And because it's a faux DIY terrarium it will never die!

What to do:

Begin by twisting the ends of the two mushrooms together and up so they sit the desired height in the glass vial when placed inside.

Place a few small pebbles or stones in the bottom of the vial. Now add the mushrooms to the vial so the center of the stems are surrounded by the first layer of rocks. You can use tweezers to help you to position the mushrooms properly.

Now add some stone white gravel to the vial so it falls around the stems of the mushrooms. Add to desired height.

Next add some sand to the vial to suit.

This easy no maintenance DIY terrarium is a snap to make and is terrific for DIY wedding favors or stocking stuffer gifts! Learn how to make your own DIY terrarium now by clicking through to the tutorial at Soap Deli News blog!

Using your tweezers, add the reindeer moss to the vial. Position it around the mushrooms so the stems are no longer visible and the mushrooms appear to be growing out of the moss.

Finally, screw the lid onto your glass vial and the tag by tying it around the neck of the bottle with baker’s twine. And voilà, you’re done!

Note: You can buy these awesome little vials by the case at SKS Bottle & Packaging to easily make these a more cost effective DIY wedding favor gift or for bulk holiday stocking stuffer gifts. Don’t feel limited by the mushrooms and rocks though! You can customize your DIY terrariums in so many ways. Try using tiny fairies and glitter and stars for girls or any other exciting combination of materials.

You can also make these into magnets by using E6000 to glue a 1/4 x 1/16 neodymium magnet (also known as a rare earth magnet) to the back of each terrarium.

For more fabulous DIY terrarium ideas, be sure to follow my Terrarium Lust board on Pinterest. Or follow my Jonesing for Crafts Pinterest Board for more craft project ideas.

You can also find and follow me on Blog Lovin’ and Tumblr,  Facebook, Twitter, G+ and Instagram.

DIY Mix Tape Soap Favors

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These DIY mix tape soap favors make great party favors, stocking stuffers and even homemade holiday gifts for co-workers or other large groups!

These DIY mix tape soap favors make great party favors, stocking stuffers and even homemade holiday gifts for co-workers or other large groups! While there’s not a concise answer on whether they are mix tapes (mixtape?) or mixed tapes – I’m not even sure anymore and as a Gen-Xer I grew up on these things – these DIY mix tape soap favors are sure to have their recipients reminiscing over the past.

These DIY mix tape soap favors make great party favors, stocking stuffers and even homemade holiday gifts for co-workers or other large groups!

The great thing about these DIY mix tape soap favors is that you don’t have to make your own soaps to create these. You can easily use any homemade or commercial bar soaps you’ve purchased. However, if you’d like to make your own homemade soaps for these soap favors, then be sure to check out my tutorial on how to make homemade soap from scratch. It includes not only a guide on how to make your own cold process soaps but also contains a collection of beginner soap recipes. (Alternately you could also make melt and pour soaps for these DIY mix tape soap favors.)

These DIY mix tape soap favors make great party favors, stocking stuffers and even homemade holiday gifts for co-workers or other large groups!

To create the labels for these DIY mix tape soap favors, I purchased and used the Mean Mixtapes Clipart Set from PepperStudio. (Re-pin this clipart collection here for later.) I also used the text editor from OpenOffice. I chose to use OpenOffice as it’s free, open source software and I realize not everyone may have access to Microsoft Word. However, if you own Word, then making the mix tape labels for your soaps would be similar to how they are made in OpenOffice. (You can download OpenOffice free here. I’ve been using this program for well over a decade.)

How to make Mix Tape labels for DIY soap favors.

To create the mix tape labels for your soap favors you’ll need to begin by creating a new text document.

How to make Mix Tape labels for DIY soap favors.

Now format your page by choosing Format > Page.

How to make Mix Tape labels for DIY soap favors.

From the pop up box, choose Page, then selection Landscape as the orientation.

How to make Mix Tape labels for DIY soap favors.

Now format your columns by clicking on Columns. Toggle up to 3 or type in 3 in the box under Columns. Choose the space by toggling up once to 0.10″. Then click OK at the bottom to save your changes.

How to make Mix Tape labels for DIY soap favors.

Your blank text document should now look like the screenshot of mine above.

How to make Mix Tape labels for DIY soap favors.

You can now begin to add your mix tape clipart images to the text document. To do this choose Insert > Picture > From File.

How to make Mix Tape labels for DIY soap favors.

This opens up a new window where you can select the image file from your computer. Click on the first image you want to use once and then click Open. (Alternately you can simply double click on the image.)

How to make Mix Tape labels for DIY soap favors.

This will add your first chosen image to the document. As my bar soaps are all around 3 1/4″ x 2 1/4″ I did not need to re-size my labels to fit the soap. If you need to re-size your labels to fit onto a smaller bar of soap, then you would simply hold down the shift key (to keep the image proportions the same) and left click on your mouse at the same time while holding your mouse arrow on the green box in bottom right hand corner. Move the mouse diagonally toward the next corner until it reaches the desired size. Use the scale at the top of your text document to know when you’re image reaches the desired size.

How to make Mix Tape labels for DIY soap favors.

Once you’ve posted the first image, hit the Return key on your keyboard once to apply a space before you post your next image.

How to make Mix Tape labels for DIY soap favors.

Now simply repeat the process of adding new images one at a time (re-scaling if needed) until your entire page is full. This page format will accommodate nine mix tape images.

Now simply repeat the process of adding new images one at a time (re-scaling if needed) until your entire page is full. This page format will accommodate nine mix tape images.

Now that you’ve prepared your page, you can print your images! Choose File > Print or CTRL P (windows) or COMMAND P (mac) to bring up your print dialogue box. Print your document onto a full sheet sticker label. (These can inexpensively be purchased in bulk from WorldLabel for a LOT cheaper than purchasing Avery labels at an office supply store.)

These DIY mix tape soap favors make great party favors, stocking stuffers and even homemade holiday gifts for co-workers or other large groups!

Using scissors, cut out each individual label. If desired, write in a message for your recipient(s).

These DIY mix tape soap favors make great party favors, stocking stuffers and even homemade holiday gifts for co-workers or other large groups!

Then remove the sticker paper backing and adhere the DIY mix tape labels to your wrapped soaps. And you’re done! Wasn’t that easy?

These DIY mix tape soap favors make great party favors, stocking stuffers and even homemade holiday gifts for co-workers or other large groups!

If you are on a super tight budget you can alternately print out this free download of mix tapes from Cart Before the Horse blog. (Re-pin this download here for later.) You won’t be able to resize them as they aren’t individual files without a little bit of work in an image editor such as Gimp (also free!) or Photoshop, but you can print them as is if desired. Left as is, however, they are the perfect size for guest soaps!

These DIY mix tape soap favors make great party favors, stocking stuffers and even homemade holiday gifts for co-workers or other large groups!

Simply click on the image at Cart Before the Horse then right click and choose Save Image As… Save the image to your desktop or other location where you can find it easily.

These DIY mix tape soap favors make great party favors, stocking stuffers and even homemade holiday gifts for co-workers or other large groups!

Now right click on the image from it’s location and choose Open With > OpenOffice.

These DIY mix tape soap favors make great party favors, stocking stuffers and even homemade holiday gifts for co-workers or other large groups!

This will open the collection of mix tape images onto a one page document in OpenOffice.

These DIY mix tape soap favors make great party favors, stocking stuffers and even homemade holiday gifts for co-workers or other large groups!

No choose File > Print or CTRL P (windows) or COMMAND P (mac) to bring up your print dialogue box. Print your document onto a full sheet sticker label.

These DIY mix tape soap favors make great party favors, stocking stuffers and even homemade holiday gifts for co-workers or other large groups!

Now cut out your mix tape labels and adhere to the front of your guest sized soap bars.

These DIY mix tape soap favors make great party favors, stocking stuffers and even homemade holiday gifts for co-workers or other large groups!

For more printable project ideas be sure to follow my Printables board on Pinterest as well as many of my other Pinterest boards for everything from homemade soap recipes and bath and beauty DIY’s to a slew of DIY projects and crafts. You may also find the following book titles interesting – Love is a Mix Tape: Life and Loss, One Song at a Time and Cassette from My Ex: Stories and Soundtracks of Lost Loves. Or better yet, try this YouTube video tutorial for making your own DIY USB Cassette Mixtape.

For my tutorial on making custom soap labels with text, visit my post on how to make DIY Wedding Soap Favors (with two homemade soap recipes) here.

Also don’t forget about your wedding registry! When you create an Amazon Wedding Registry you’ll receive a 10% off coupon for select items across Amazon after your wedding. Plus, with Amazon’s universal registry, you can even add items to your Wedding Registry from websites anywhere on the web.

Keep up with all of my new projects by following Soap Deli News blog via Blog Lovin’ and Tumblr as well as Facebook, Twitter, G+ and Instagram.

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Stocking Stuffer Extravaganza – Unique Ideas for Small Stocking Sized Gifts

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With Christmas just around the corner – doesn’t it always seem to sneak up on us? – I’ve been hunting down more great, handmade stocking stuffer ideas daily to share with you. Here are a few of my favorite picks from the past few days for everyone on your gift list.
For more handmade stocking stuffer ideas, visit my Christmas Stocking Stuffer Ideas Board on Pinterest for fresh new stocking stuffer ideas daily through the end of the holiday season.
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