DIY Solid Salt Scrub Donuts

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These lemon scented DIY solid salt scrub donuts are naturally scented and are a great way to exfoliate and moisturize skin for summer!

These naturally scented lemon DIY solid salt scrub donuts are a great way to exfoliate and moisturize your skin for summer! Plus they’re so easy to make! Grab a friend and make this delightful project over the weekend!

I used 5-fold lemon essential oil to give my DIY solid salt scrub donuts a strong lemon fragrance. Commonly used in skin care to help reduce pigmentation, dark spots, tanning or melasma, lemon essential oil is also great for things like, well body acne.

All of that aside, lemon just smells great! It’s fresh and invigorating! However, you don’t want to go out in the sun right after using this product. So remember to cover up and use SPF to protect your skin or try another essential oil. Lavender donuts, anyone?

These lemon scented DIY solid salt scrub donuts are naturally scented and are a great way to exfoliate and moisturize skin for summer! Plus they're so easy to make! Grab a friend and make this delightful project over the weekend!

Lemon Solid Salt Scrub Donuts Recipe

© Rebecca D. Dillon

Ingredients:

1.5 oz. babassu oil
3.5 oz. cocoa butter
.15 oz. camellia (tea seed) oil
.25 oz. emulsifying wax
.25 oz. 5-Fold Lemon essential oil
18.5 oz. fine sea salt
mica powder in colors of choice
colored jojoba spheres or candy sprinkles, optional

Instructions:

Using a digital scale, begin by weighing out the babassu oil, cocoa butter, and emulsifying wax. Heat in a microwave at 40-50% power until melted. Alternately, you can also use a double boiler.

Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly.

Weigh out the camellia oil and stir into the melted ingredients. Then weigh out and stir in the lemon essential oil. (You can learn more about babassu oil and camellia seed oil here.)

In a separate container, weigh out the sea salt.

These lemon scented DIY solid salt scrub donuts are naturally scented and are a great way to exfoliate and moisturize skin for summer! Plus they're so easy to make! Grab a friend and make this delightful project over the weekend!

Add about 1/4 – 1/2 teaspoon yellow mica powder of your choice and stir into the salt with a fork.

These lemon scented DIY solid salt scrub donuts are naturally scented and are a great way to exfoliate and moisturize skin for summer! Plus they're so easy to make! Grab a friend and make this delightful project over the weekend!

Now combine the dry ingredients with the wet ingredients and mix well.

Allow the mixture to cool further. If oil settles on the top, mix it back into the salt scrub.

When oil is no longer settling on the top, but prior to the mixture hardening, fill a donut mold with the solid salt scrub mixture. It should fill all six cavities in one silicone donut mold.

Allow the salt scrub to harden fully. You can speed up this process by placing your mold in the refrigerator.

These lemon scented DIY solid salt scrub donuts are naturally scented and are a great way to exfoliate and moisturize skin for summer! Plus they're so easy to make! Grab a friend and make this delightful project over the weekend!

Once your solid salt scrub donuts have hardened, gently remove them from the mold and place onto a cutting board.

Allow the solid salt scrub donuts to reach room temperature.

Now melt a small amount of clear melt and pour soap base in the microwave. Mix in pink, or another color of your choice, mica powder to suit. (I specifically used Crafter’s Choice detergent free hemp melt and pour soap base for this step.)

These lemon scented DIY solid salt scrub donuts are naturally scented and are a great way to exfoliate and moisturize skin for summer! Plus they're so easy to make! Grab a friend and make this delightful project over the weekend!

Allow the soap to cool but not solidify. Then drizzle the soap across the solid salt scrub donuts as desired.

These lemon scented DIY solid salt scrub donuts are naturally scented and are a great way to exfoliate and moisturize skin for summer! Plus they're so easy to make! Grab a friend and make this delightful project over the weekend!

Mix a second color – I chose purple – of clear melt and pour soap base and mica powder. Drizzle it across the solid salt scrub donuts as desired. You can also add other elements to the soap before it hardens such as jojoba spheres or candy sprinkles.

These lemon scented DIY solid salt scrub donuts are naturally scented and are a great way to exfoliate and moisturize skin for summer!

Once the soap icing has cooled and fully solidified, use a sharp knife to gently remove the solid salt scrub donuts from the cutting board by running it under the donuts. Trim off any excess soap from the edges.

Now wrap your solid salt scrub donuts tightly in foodservice film and label as desired for gifting or personal use.

To use simply break a chunk off a donut and massage it onto wet skin in the shower or bath. Then rinse off and pat dry.

Please note that this recipe is very temperature sensitive and melts with body heat. Because of this, it should be kept in a climate controlled environment. In addition, be sure to keep your solid salt scrub donuts out of water and in a cool, dry location when not in use to extend their life.

If you love doughnuts but they don't love you, try making this DIY donut soap instead! Crafted using the cold process soapmaking method, these DIY donut soaps are formulated to be low cleansing/high conditioning bars. They're naturally colored with rose kaolin clay to mimic a "baked" pink donut and also contain watermelon fruit extract powder which is high in vitamin C and and amino acids that can help to promote rejuvenated looking skin.

If you like my solid salt scrub donuts recipe, then you may also like my DIY Donut Soaps! Crafted using the cold process soapmaking method, my DIY donut soaps are formulated to be high conditioning/low cleansing bars. They’re naturally colored with rose kaolin clay to mimic a “baked” pink donut and also contain watermelon fruit extract powder which is high in vitamin C and and amino acids that can help to promote rejuvenated looking skin. You can find the recipe to make my donut soaps here.

If you are making my lemon scented solid salt scrub donuts to sell, then you’ll need be to label them according to FDA guidelines. 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.

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Insect Repellent Body Butter Recipe

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Don't let bugs ruin your summer fun! Repel mosquitoes and deer ticks with this non-greasy insect repellent body butter recipe made with natural essential oils! This insect repellent body butter is crafted with a blend of natural essential oils including lemon eucalyptus essential oil which has been shown to not only repel biting insects, but deer ticks as well.

Don’t let bugs ruin your summer fun! Repel mosquitoes and deer ticks with this non-greasy insect repellent body butter recipe made with natural essential oils! This insect repellent body butter is crafted with a blend of natural essential oils including lemon eucalyptus essential oil which have been shown to not only repel biting insects, but deer ticks as well.

With incidents of Lyme disease becoming more common, protection against ticks in wooded and rural areas where ticks prosper is super important. The Lyme disease bacterium, Borrelia burgdorferi, is spread through the bite of infected deer ticks, also known as blacklegged ticks, causing the spread of the disease in the northeastern, mid-Atlantic, and north-central United States. The western blacklegged tick spreads the disease on the Pacific Coast. (Find more information on the CDC website here.)

Don't let bugs ruin your summer fun! Repel mosquitoes and deer ticks with this non-greasy insect repellent body butter recipe made with natural essential oils! This insect repellent body butter is crafted with a blend of natural essential oils including lemon eucalyptus essential oil which has been shown to not only repel biting insects, but deer ticks as well.

Lemon eucalyptus essential oil has been shown to be effective in preventing mosquito bites and is a common ingredient in some commercial mosquito repellents. According to WebMD, when applying a specific 30% lemon eucalyptus oil extract called Citriodiol three times daily you can also significantly decrease the number of tick attachments if you live in tick-infested area. (Learn what Citriodiol is here.) This extract is used in commercial products such as Mosi-guard and Repel Oil of Lemon Eucalyptus.

For my insect repellent body butter recipe, I use lemon eucalyptus essential oil at just under 5% – the maximum for a skin safe application.

Don't let bugs ruin your summer fun! Repel mosquitoes and deer ticks with this non-greasy insect repellent body butter recipe made with natural essential oils! This insect repellent body butter is crafted with a blend of natural essential oils including lemon eucalyptus essential oil which has been shown to not only repel biting insects, but deer ticks as well.

Insect Repellent Body Butter Recipe

© Rebecca D. Dillon

Ingredients:

.25 oz. emulsifying wax
2 oz. babassu oil
1 oz. refined shea butter
.25 oz. cocoa butter
.25 oz. camellia (tea seed) oil
.1 oz. 100% neem oil
.1 oz. isopropyl myristate
.15 oz. lemon eucalyptus essential oil
6 drops peppermint essential oil
6 drops lavender essential oil
6 drops tea tree essential oil

 Instructions:

You will need a digital scale to weigh the ingredients for my insect repellent body butter recipe. Additionally, substitutions can be made for this recipe. While I have not tested substitutions for this formula, these are my closest approximations that I believe would work.

Babassu oil and camellia oil were chosen not only for their benefits to skin, but also because they don’t feel oily or greasy when used in cosmetic applications. Babassu oil has a slightly higher melt point than regular coconut oil, however refined coconut oil can be substituted if desired. You will need to increase the amount of wax used, however, to compensate for the difference in the melt point. Fractionated coconut oil can be used in place of the camellia oil.

In addition, the shea butter can be subbed with sal butter or mango butter and the cocoa butter with another hard butter like kokum butter. The isopropyl myristate can be substituted with Cyclomethicone. Both of these products keep the end product from feeling greasy. Alternately, it can be omitted entirely.

This is a soft butter and may not remain in solid form in hot areas or outside of a temperature controlled environment. In this case I recommend increasing the emulsifying wax as needed – I chose to use emulsifying wax as it also keeps the insect repellent body butter from feeling greasy on skin as well – or substitute it with beeswax for an end product closer to a salve. You can also try 1/2 the amount of wax called for in the recipe with carnauba wax, which is vegan. In addition you can also keep my insect repellent body butter recipe as is and try adding .05 oz. of arrowroot powder.

To make this insect repellent body butter, begin by weighing out the emulsifying wax, babassu oil, shea butter and cocoa butter. Heat in the microwave at 40-50% power until melted or melt in a double boiler.

Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly. Weigh out the carrier oils and stir into the melted wax and butters.

Next weigh out the isopropyl myristate and stir into the insect repellent body butter mixture.

Now weigh out the lemon eucalyptus essential oil and mix into your melted product. Using a dropper, follow with the remaining essential oils. Mix well.

Don't let bugs ruin your summer fun! Repel mosquitoes and deer ticks with this non-greasy insect repellent body butter recipe made with natural essential oils! This insect repellent body butter is crafted with a blend of natural essential oils including lemon eucalyptus essential oil which has been shown to not only repel biting insects, but deer ticks as well.

Evenly pour the body butter into two 2.3 oz. clear glass thick wall cosmetic jars with black lined caps. (I got my jars from SKS Bottle & Packaging here.)

Allow to cool completely, then screw on the lids. You can place your insect repellent body butter in the fridge to speed up the cooling process. As this recipe yields a soft, velvety butter it may take 24-48 hours to fully solidify and reach its final consistency.

To use apply the insect repellent body butter to exposed areas of skin and massage in. This body butter smells really strong at first, but the scent will mellow after about 5-10 minutes. Reapply every few hours as needed to aid in repelling biting insects.

Love your locks with these leave in coffee hair conditioner & shine spray recipes! Formulated especially for dry or damaged hair, these recipes both utilize the power of camellia seed oil and babassu oil. Both of these oils have similar properties in hair and skincare as coconut oil making them especially suited for those sensitive to or allergic to coconut oil.

To learn more about babassu oil and camellia oil and for more recipes you can use these ingredients in, be sure to check out my Leave In Coffee Hair Conditioner & Shine Spray Recipes. You can also follow my boards on Pinterest for even more great skincare recipes and beauty DIY’s.

Organic lemongrass citronella insect repellent spray from Pure Palette. This natural insect and mosquito repellent spray contains a blend of lemongrass, lavender, cedarwood, eucalyptus, citronella, patchouli and catnip essential oils. It is 100% natural, hand blended in a small batches, DEET Free and has a wonderful fresh, clean scent. It repels mosquitoes and many other bugs including No See Um.

If you’re looking to buy a natural insect repellent you may like this organic lemongrass citronella insect repellent spray from Pure Palette. This natural insect and mosquito repellent spray contains a blend of lemongrass, lavender, cedarwood, eucalyptus, citronella, patchouli and catnip essential oils. It is 100% natural, hand blended in a small batches, DEET Free and has a wonderful fresh, clean scent. It repels mosquitoes and many other bugs including No See Um. You can buy it online here.

Pure Palette also sells hand poured citronella outdoor candles to help deter biting insects when you’re enjoying time outdoors on your patio or deck. I just bought three of these for an upcoming cookout I’m hosting in May. You can purchase them here.

You may also be interested in the organic insect repellent stick with lemon eucalyptus essential oil from SunnyBrae Buzz. It’s formulated with essential oils that are known to repel mosquitoes, ticks, gnats, and flies and also comes in three formulations – for babies 6 months to 23 months, for kids 2 years to 15 years and for ages 16 to adult. You can buy it online here.

Additionally, Turtle Moon Health also sells a non-greasy, natural insect repellent spray with lemon eucalyptus essential oil called Nature’s Cloak Mosquite & Tick Repellent. It’s non-staining and kid friendly! You can buy it online here.

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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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Natural Spray Deodorant Recipe for Wookiees with Printable Labels

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This natural spray deodorant recipe isn't just for wookiees. It's pretty much awesome for anyone looking for a non-irritating natural deodorant alternative. But just for fun there are free printable "Wook Away Spray" deodorant labels for your finished product!

This natural spray deodorant recipe isn’t just for wookiees. It’s pretty much awesome for anyone looking for a non-irritating natural deodorant alternative. (There’s ZERO baking soda!) But just for fun there are free printable “Wook Away Spray” deodorant labels for your finished product!

Inspired by my boyfriend, who is a HUGE Phish fan and plans to on “drag” me to the summer festival, Lock’n, this year, I felt obliged to make a natural spray deodorant recipe for him. There’s nothing like 4-5 days of wook stink on a guy who likely won’t shower during the festival and doesn’t wear deodorant. While he’s technically what I’d describe as a little bit hippie – the urban dictionary top definition of wookiee (which they’ve misspelled as wookie in regards to this instance) is not particularly flattering of anyone. But the wookiee culture as I’ve learned has quite the following. So I figured, why not have fun with it? (For more festival DIY’s visit Soap Deli News blog here.)

I originally formulated my natural spray deodorant recipe without any arrowroot powder. However, I found this made my deodorant spray feel sticky once sprayed on. Which was an absolute no go for my bf. So I added some arrowroot powder to the formula and voila! – I had my wook away spray!

This natural spray deodorant recipe isn't just for wookiees. It's pretty much awesome for anyone looking for a non-irritating natural deodorant alternative. But just for fun there are free printable "Wook Away Spray" deodorant labels for your finished product!

I used a blend of patchouli, lavender and tea tree essential oils for my natural spray deodorant recipe. In the amounts given you’ll find this gives this natural spray deodorant a more unisex scent that’s not really floral nor does it smell like someone drowned themselves in patchouli. It’s more of a fresh scent that most people won’t find offensive and the essential oils were also of course chosen for their specific skin care properties. That they are anti-bacterial helps to prevent odors. However, feel free to substitute your own essential oil blend for scent preference.

I thought my natural spray deodorant recipe looked really great in the glass jars from Infinity Jars. I specifically used their 100 mL fine mist spray bottle for this natural spray deodorant recipe. Not only does the deep violet glass look great for this application with my “Wook Away Spray” labels (they appear black,) but these glass jars also offer an airtight seal and UV protection which will help to extend the shelf life of your final product. (You can find a variety of glass cosmetic bottles and glass jars for your skin care products at Infinity Jars here.)

Keep reading for my natural spray deodorant recipe as well the free printable “Wook Away Spray” labels.

This natural spray deodorant recipe isn't just for wookiees. It's pretty much awesome for anyone looking for a non-irritating natural deodorant alternative. But just for fun there are free printable "Wook Away Spray" deodorant labels for your finished product!

Natural Spray Deodorant Recipe (aka Wook Away Spray)

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

2.6 oz. witch hazel extract
1/2 teaspoon magnesium hydroxide
1/2 teaspoon arrowroot powder
1 teaspoon pink Himalayan salt, extra fine ground
12 drops patchouli essential oil
12 drops lavender essential oil
7 drops tea tree oil

Instructions:

I specifically used the witch hazel extract from Mountain Rose Herbs for my natural spray deodorant recipe as it’s been double distilled and contains 86% witch hazel extract and only 14% alcohol. However, if you prefer witch hazel without alcohol, then Thayer’s Alcohol-free Rose Petal Witch Hazel with Aloe Vera is a suitable alternative.

Measure or weigh out the witch hazel in glass Pyrex measuring cup. (I used a digital scale to weigh mine as is habit for most recipes however measuring out the amount needed won’t affect product performance as the difference is so little.)

Using a measuring spoon, measure out the magnesium hydroxide, arrowroot powder and pink Himalayan salt. Whisk these ingredients into the witch hazel until there are no clumps and the magnesium hydroxide and arrowroot powder have dissolved.

Now, using a different graduated transfer pipette or glass dropper for each, add the essential oils and mix again.

Use a small funnel to pour the mixture into your 100 mL glass jar and screw on the fingertip mister.

To use simply spray onto clean armpits as desired, shaking vigorously before each use to avoid clogging your sprayer. Reapply afterwards as needed.

This natural spray deodorant recipe isn't just for wookiees. It's pretty much awesome for anyone looking for a non-irritating natural deodorant alternative. But just for fun there are free printable "Wook Away Spray" deodorant labels for your finished product!

If you’d like to use my “Wook Away Spray” labels for this natural spray deodorant recipe, you can download the free printable “Wook Away Spray” PDF labels here. Then simply print the labels onto a full size label sheetWorldLabel has great prices for bulk labels and sticker sheets – cut out and adhere to the front of your 100 mL fine mist spray bottle.

Prefer a natural solid deodorant recipe? Then be sure to check out my natural lavender and patchouli deodorant recipe with printable labels here. Or make my natural spray deodorant recipe a roll on deodorant by filling a few roll top glass bottles instead of using a spray bottle.

Alternately if you don’t have the time or resources to make your own natural deodorant, then be sure to check out the All Good Deodorant line at Mountain Rose Herbs. All Good Deodorants are handcrafted from organic and natural ingredients and contain naturally-occurring enzymes and essential oils to provide long lasting coverage. And there’s no baking soda! You can learn more about these natural deodorants here.

Learn how to make your own DIY Star Wars inspired soaps with this DIY Star Wars melt and pour soap tutorial that creates fun Millennium Falcon and X-Wing Fighter shaped soaps soaring through the galaxy!

If you the concept behind my “Wook Away Spray” then you may also enjoy my Star Wars soap tutorial. This melt and pour soap tutorial instructs you on how to make your own DIY Star Wars inspired soaps in both Millennium Falcon and X-Wing Fighter shapes. You can find that tutorial here.

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Watermelon Soap Recipe

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This easy watermelon soap recipe is perfect for summer and incorporates not only a fun watermelon, but also shimmering cosmetic glitter!

This easy watermelon soap recipe is perfect for summer and incorporates not only a fun watermelon color theme, but also shimmering cosmetic glitter! They’d look great by any sink or you could also craft a smaller version to gift these as DIY summer party favors.

This easy watermelon soap recipe is perfect for summer and incorporates not only a fun watermelon, but also shimmering cosmetic glitter!

Watermelon Soap Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

12 oz. clear melt and pour glycerin soap base
3 oz. white melt and pour glycerin soap base
pink soap liquid or powder soap colorant, of choice
green soap liquid or powder soap colorant, of choice
extra fine green glitter, to suit
.7 oz. watermelon fragrance oil, of choice
poppy seeds, to suit

Tools & Supplies:

Crafter’s Choice Basic Round Silicone Soap Mold
digital scale
2-cup Pyrex measuring cup
mist spray bottle with isopropyl alcohol
graduated plastic transfer pipettes, optional
Chef’s knife (or utility knife)
utensil (for stirring)
cutting board, optional
microwave

Instructions:

This watermelon soap recipe is made in layers. You’ll begin by making the green layer first.

Start by using your digital scale to weigh out 4.5 oz. of the clear melt and pour soap base. Using a Chef’s knife or a utility knife, cut the soap into square chunks and place inside your glass Pyrex measuring cup.

Heat the clear melt and pour soap base in the microwave in 20-30 second increments until melted. (Alternately you’re welcome to use a double boiler.)

Now add a very small amount of your green colorant. If using a liquid soap colorant begin by adding one drop of color. Stir, then increase until desired color is reached. if you’re using a green pigment powder, such as chromium green oxide, add a tiny pinch then stir to ensure the color is fully incorporated. Increase as needed.

Now add the fine green glitter to suit.

Follow by weighing out .2 oz. of the watermelon fragrance oil. (You can use the transfer pipettes to avoid spilling the fragrance as you pour and to avoid accidentally adding more than the amount of fragrance needed.) Stir well to incorporate.

Now place the basic round silicone soap mold onto a cutting board for easy transfer.

Evenly pour the green tinted soap into all six of the mold cavities, then spritz the tops of the soap with alcohol to remove any air bubbles.

Transfer the soap into the refrigerator until it has solidified and set up completely.

Once the green layer of soap has set up, remove the soap from the refrigerator and prepare the middle layer of soap.

Weigh out 3 oz. of white melt and pour soap base. Using a Chef’s knife or a utility knife, cut the soap into square chunks and place inside your glass Pyrex measuring cup.

Heat the white melt and pour soap base in the microwave in 20-30 second increments until melted.

Now weigh out .15 oz. of the watermelon fragrance oil and stir into the melted soap base.

Spritz the tops of the green soaps in your mold with alcohol then evenly pour the white soap base into each of the six mold cavities on top of the green soap you prepared earlier.

Spritz the tops of the white soap you just poured with alcohol to remove any air bubbles, then transfer the soap into the refrigerator until the new layer of soap has solidified and set up completely.

Once the white layer of soap has solidified and set up completely, you’re ready to prepare the final, pink layer of soap.

Weigh out the remaining 7.5 oz. of clear melt and pour soap base. Using a Chef’s knife or a utility knife, cut the soap into square chunks and place inside your glass Pyrex measuring cup.

Heat the clear melt and pour soap base in the microwave in 20-30 second increments until melted.

Now add a very small amount of your pink colorant. If using a liquid soap colorant begin by adding one drop of color. Stir, then increase until desired color is reached. if you’re using a pink pigment powder, such as chromium green oxide, add a tiny pinch then stir to ensure the color is fully incorporated. Increase as needed.

Add the poppy seeds to suit and stir into the soap base.

Now weigh out .35 oz. of the watermelon fragrance oil and stir into the melted soap base.

Spritz the white tops of the soaps in your mold with alcohol then evenly pour the pink soap base into each of the six mold cavities on top of the white soap you prepared earlier.

Spritz the tops of the pink soap base you just poured with alcohol to remove any air bubbles, then transfer the soap into the refrigerator until your final layer of soap has solidified and set up completely.

This easy watermelon soap recipe is perfect for summer and incorporates not only a fun watermelon color theme, but also shimmering cosmetic glitter! They'd look great by any sink or you could also craft a smaller version to gift these as DIY summer party favors.

Once the final layer of soap has solidified, carefully remove your completed watermelon soaps from the mold cavities. Wrap each of the soaps tightly in foodservice film to protect it from moisture. (I specifically use the Bakers & Chefs Foodservice Film as it “sticks” better than regular plastic wrap and works quite well for homemade soaps. It’s typically sold at stores like Sam’s Club and Costco, however you can find it similarly priced online.)

Tip: You never want to freeze your soap. Freezing a clear melt and pour soap base can cause the base to become cloudy. It can also damage your soap mold and shorten it’s lifespan.

Making party or wedding favors?

If you want to make mini 1.5 oz. guest soaps for DIY party favors or wedding favors, you can use the same watermelon soap recipe. However, you will need four Basic Guest Round Silicone Soap Molds. You will fill all of the mold cavities in three of the molds and two of the mold cavities in the fourth mold for twenty guest watermelon soaps.

For packaging ideas for your party or wedding favors, or for more party or wedding favor ideas, shop Beau-coup. Beau-coup is a one-stop wedding favors shop that offers unique and high quality items along with exceptional customer service and an unmatched selection of quality guest favors at competitive prices. You can browse their packaging options for DIY favors here.

Looking for wedding favor ideas for your DIY wedding? These best selling The Perfect Pair soap favors are lovely as wedding favors, engagement party favors and wedding shower favors and can help you save time when planning your wedding.

If you’re short on time, shop their wide collection of pre-made soap favors here. I’m currently crushing on their best selling The “Perfect Pair” Pear Soap Favors and their Cherry Blossom Soap Favors.

You may also enjoy exploring their other pre-made eco-friendly party and wedding favors here. Some of my favorite eco-friendly favors they offer are their Personalized Herb Rustic Plantable Favors, Personalized Wildflower Seed Bombs Favors and Personalized Watering Can Planting Favor.

For more of my homemade soap recipes, be sure to visit and follow my DIY Bath and Body board and my Simply Soapmaking board on Pinterest. For more wedding favor ideas, follow my DIY Wedding Pinterest board. In addition you can also find my soapmaking projects and homemade soap recipes on Blog Lovin’TumblrFacebookTwitterG+ and Instagram.


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