Must Have Festival Accessories & Summer Festival DIY’s

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These must have festival accessories and summer festival DIY's are sure to make your festival experience this year even better!

These must have festival accessories and summer festival DIY’s are sure to make your festival experience this year even better!

Keep reading to discover not only a collection of my favorite must have festival accessories and clothing but also a collection of my very own summer festival DIY’s for making your own homemade festival soap, insect repellent and dry shampoo!

Must Have Festival Accessories & Clothing

Discover not only a wonderful collection of favorite must have festival accessories and clothing but also a collection of summer festival DIY's for making your own homemade festival soap, insect repellent and dry shampoo!

Made to Your Hiking Bottle Tote in Floral Tapestry / Cactus What You Preach Battery Pack in Geo / Good News Travels Vast Backpack / Boldly Buckled Belt in Cognac

Discover not only a wonderful collection of favorite must have festival accessories and clothing but also a collection of summer festival DIY's for making your own homemade festival soap, insect repellent and dry shampoo!

Creatively Connected Picnic Blanket in Geometric / Floral of the Story Flower Crown / Braid for Walkin’ Sandal in Cognac / Daisy, I Love Your Way Shorts

Discover not only a wonderful collection of favorite must have festival accessories and clothing but also a collection of summer festival DIY's for making your own homemade festival soap, insect repellent and dry shampoo!

On Cloud Divine Top / Fun-Woman Band Romper / Put Your Mind at Peace Top / May the Vest Fan Win

Discover not only a wonderful collection of favorite must have festival accessories and clothing but also a collection of summer festival DIY's for making your own homemade festival soap, insect repellent and dry shampoo!

Hands-Free to Be Me Belt Bag / Birkenstock Strappy Camper Sandal in Taupe Suede / Banjo Schmo Hat / Now Boarding Zone Fun Belt Bag

These must have festival accessories and summer festival DIY's are sure to make your festival experience this year even better!

Summer Festival DIY’s

These summer festival DIY’s are perfect for helping to maintain your comfort insect free while you’re enjoying time outdoors!

This natural summer festival soap recipe contains a blend of natural essential oils to help keep biting summer insects away!

Summer Festival Soap Recipe

This natural summer festival soap recipe contains a blend of natural essential oils to help keep biting summer insects away!

Ingredients (x2):

5.4 oz. 76° melt point coconut oil
9 oz. palm oil
9 oz. rice bran oil
3.6 oz. soybean oil
1.8 oz. grapeseed oil
3.6 oz. shea butter
3.6 oz. cocoa butter

12 fluid oz. distilled water
4.8 oz. lye (sodium hydroxide)

At trace Batch A:

.85 oz. lavender essential oil
.15 oz. lemon eucalyptus essential oil
.05 oz. tea tree oil
.05 oz. lavender flowers
lavender ultramarine pigment or mica powder, to suit

At trace Batch B:

1 oz. lemongrass essential oil
.15 oz. peppermint essential oil

Directions:

You’ll need to make two batches of soap in separate pots for this summer festival soap recipe. The final festival soap recipe will fill two of my wooden soapmaking molds. Combine equal amounts of all soapmaking oils into each pot and prepare two containers of lye-water. (Each pot should have 5.4 oz. coconut oil, 9 oz. palm oil, 9 oz. rice bran oil, 3.6 oz. soybean oil, 1.8 oz. grape seed oil, 3.6 oz. shea butter and 3.6 oz. cocoa butter. Then each container of lye-water should contain 12 oz. distilled water and 4.8 oz. of lye.) Prepare according to your basic cold process soapmaking instructions.

Once each container of lye-water and oils have cooled, you are ready to mix your soap. Start by mixing one container of lye-water into one pot of soapmaking oils. At a light trace, weigh out and stir in the ingredients listed for Batch A – the lavender, eucalyptus and tea tree essential oils, lavender flowers and the pigment powder. Mix well using your immersion blender. Once it reaches a thick trace pour the soap evenly into the bottom of BOTH of your lined molds.

Now mix your second batch of soapmaking oils and lye-water together, weighing and adding the ingredients for Batch B – the lemongrass and peppermint essential oils – at trace. As lemongrass essential oil turns the soap a lovely shade of yellow, you won’t need to use a colorant for this layer. Once ready, pour the soap from this batch evenly into the two soap molds over top of the lavender fragrance/colored soap. Cover and insulate for 24 hours, then unmold and cut your festival soap into bars. Allow to cure for a minimum of three weeks before use.

This recipe will yield 20-24 bars depending on how you cut them.

Best Ever Natural Homemade Dry Shampoo Recipe

Summer Festival Dry Shampoo Recipe

My summer festival dry shampoo recipe avoids using food ingredients that may attract insects and in lieu of cornmeal instead uses a super effective and light blend of arrowroot powder, rice flour, baking soda, colloidal oatmeal and cosmetic clays. Essential oils and herbs are also added for a fresh fragrance as well as for their insect repellent properties.

Ingredients:

3 Tablespoons Bob’s Red Mill Rice Flour White
1 Tablespoon baking soda
2 Tablespoons colloidal oatmeal
3 Tablespoons arrowroot powder
1 Tablespoon Rhassoul (Red Moroccan) Clay
1 Tablespoon lavender blossoms or (lavender flower powder)
1 ml lavender essential oil
1/2 ml patchouli essential oil
1/2 ml rosemary extract

Instructions:

Because I tend to have red highlights in my hair I chose to use red Moroccan clay in this recipe. If you prefer you can substitute with Fuller’s earth clay. You can also sub the arrowroot powder with Bob’s Red Mill Tapioca Flour. (Although Bob’s Red Mill makes an all natural arrowroot starch/flour as well.) For darker hair you can also add 1/8 – 1/4 of a teaspoon of brown iron oxide.

Using a Tablespoon measuring spoon, measure out the rice flour, baking soda, colloidal oatmeal, arrowroot powder, clay and lavender flowers in a glass measuring cup. Then, using a different graduated plastic transfer pipette for each of the essential oils and rosemary extract, measure out and add these to the dry ingredients. Mix with a spoon, then slowly pour into a coffee bean grinder and mix well. This will turn your lavender blossoms into a powder and evenly distribute the essential oils and extract. Once mixed, simply pour into two 4 oz. or one 8 oz. jar or container.

To use simply apply to hair – a makeup brush actually works wonderfully for this and cuts down on spillage – and lightly massage into hair with your hands. (If you used brown iron oxide pigment, avoid your scalp area as it can stain your scalp.) Then brush through and go! I found this recipe works really well, smells heavenly, and it even added some nice volume to my fine, straight hair.

This natural insect repellent spray recipe really works and is perfect for every outdoor enthusiast! Use this insect repellent spray to deter biting insects when camping, hiking, biking and gardening this summer!

Summer Festival Insect Repellent Spray

This natural insect repellent spray recipe really works and is perfect for every outdoor enthusiast! Use this insect repellent spray to deter biting insects at summer festivals and during other outdoor activities! Simply mist this spray on your skin after showering and as needed throughout the day.

Adapted from The Mountain Rose Herbs Blog

Ingredients:

2 oz. witch hazel extract
2 oz. catnip or peppermint hydrosol
2 oz. distilled water
1 mL (20 drops) lemon eucalyptus essential oil
1 mL (20 drops) lavender essential oil
1/2 mL (10 drops) lemongrass essential oil
1/2 mL (10 drops) Virginia cedarwood essential oil

Instructions:

To make this natural insect repellent spray recipe you’ll need to begin by using a digital scale to weigh out the witch hazel, catnip hydrosol and distilled water. Combine into a 6 – 8 oz. spray bottle using a funnel. (I used this Boston round bottle with mini spray trigger from SKS Bottle & Packaging.) Using a graduated transfer pipette or dropper, add the essential oils to the bottle then screw on the trigger sprayer. Shake well to combine the ingredients and again before each use.

To extend the shelf life of this natural insect repellent spray and to help you and your loved ones cool down on a hot summer day, store this in the refrigerator between uses. And don’t forget to pack it for your next hiking or camping trip!

In addition to these summer festival DIY’s you may also be interested in my nine natural foot care recipes to keep your feet looking great all summer long. (Find them here.) And you may also want to try my natural deodorizing foot powder recipe for stinky sweat or rain soaked shoes. (Find that recipe here.)

For more of my natural summer bath and body recipes, be sure to visit and follow my DIY Bath and Body board on Pinterest. In addition you can also find me on Blog Lovin’TumblrFacebook,TwitterG+ 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.

Discover even more homemade skin care recipes on my DIY Bath and Body board on Pinterest. You can also find and follow me on Blog Lovin’TumblrFacebook, TwitterG+ and Instagram.


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Natural Insect Repellent Spray Recipe

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This natural insect repellent spray recipe really works and is perfect for every outdoor enthusiast! Use this insect repellent spray to deter biting insects when camping, hiking, biking and gardening this summer!

This natural insect repellent spray recipe really works and is perfect for every outdoor enthusiast! Use this insect repellent spray to deter biting insects when camping, hiking, biking and gardening this summer! Simply mist this spray on your skin after showering and as needed throughout the day.

Natural Insect Repellent Spray Recipe

Adapted from The Mountain Rose Herbs Blog

Ingredients:

2 oz. witch hazel extract
2 oz. catnip or peppermint hydrosol
2 oz. distilled water
1 mL (20 drops) lemon eucalyptus essential oil
1 mL (20 drops) lavender essential oil
1/2 mL (10 drops) lemongrass essential oil
1/2 mL (10 drops) Virginia cedarwood essential oil

Instructions:

To make this natural insect repellent spray recipe you’ll need to begin by using a digital scale to weigh out the witch hazel, catnip hydrosol and distilled water. Combine into a 6 – 8 oz. spray bottle using a funnel. (I used this Boston round bottle with mini spray trigger from SKS Bottle & Packaging.) Using a graduated transfer pipette or dropper, add the essential oils to the bottle then screw on the trigger sprayer. Shake well to combine the ingredients and again before each use.

To extend the shelf life of this natural insect repellent spray and to help you and your loved ones cool down on a hot summer day, store this in the refrigerator between uses. And don’t forget to pack it for your next hiking or camping trip!

Like this natural insect repellent spray recipe? Then you may also like my homemade cold process soap recipe for making your own DIY Summer Festival Soap! It’s perfect for anyone who plans to spend a lot of time outdoors this summer and is also made with natural essential oils known for their biting insect repelling properties. You can find my DIY Summer Festival Soap Recipe here.

For even more of my natural skin care recipes be sure to visit Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen. You can also follow me on Pinterest for collections of my favorite bath and beauty recipes from around the web.

Also be sure to catch all of all my new beauty and skin care recipes by following Soap Deli News blog via Blog Lovin’ or Tumblr. You can also find me on FacebookTwitter, G+ and Instagram.


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Homemade Hair Oil Recipe for Dry Hair

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These natural hair care recipes are just what your hair ordered! Easy to make hair oil recipe for dry hair and a hair mask recipe for dry, damage and frizzy hair.

Dry, damaged or frizzy hair? These natural hair care recipes are just what your hair ordered! Learn how to make your own super effective hair oil recipe for dry hair suitable for daily use as well as a homemade hair mask recipe for intense conditioning weekly or monthly based on your hair’s needs.

Both of these natural hair care recipes are made using ingredients prized for their beneficial properties in hair care including coconut oil, hemp seed oil, and neem oil.

Coconut oil works beautifully as a hair conditioner and helps to prevent breakage as well as keep hair looking soft and shiny. The fatty acids in coconut oil are also helpful in preventing dandruff. And coconut oil is also believed to help prevent hair loss and premature graying.

Hemp seed oil contains gamma-linoleic acid which contributes to keratin formation. This helps to make hair stronger and healthier, improving the overall condition of your hair. The natural lipids, vitamin E and fatty acids found in hemp seed oil help to improve hair’s elasticity, volume and shine while also protecting hair from moisture loss. Because hemp seed oil is a dry oil, it doesn’t leave hair feeling greasy or weighed down.

Dry, damaged or frizzy hair? These natural hair care recipes are just what your hair ordered! Learn how to make your own super effective hair oil recipe for dry hair suitable for daily use as well as a homemade hair mask recipe for intense conditioning weekly or monthly based on your hair's needs.

Neem oil is wonderful at helping to prevent dandruff, eczema and other irritating scalp conditions. It also helps to prevent hair loss and promotes hair growth.

The other carrier oil used in these natural hair care recipes I’ve left up to you. My favorite choices are argan, jojoba and macadamia nut oils. All of these oils help to strengthen hair’s elasticity, maintain moisture, soften tresses, increase shine and tackle tough frizz. Simply choose your favorite based on the additional benefits they offer.

Dry, damaged or frizzy hair? These natural hair care recipes are just what your hair ordered! Learn how to make your own super effective hair oil recipe for dry hair suitable for daily use as well as a homemade hair mask recipe for intense conditioning weekly or monthly based on your hair's needs.

Homemade Hair Oil Recipe for Dry Hair

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

.25 oz. refined or virgin coconut oil
.45 oz. hemp seed oil
.3 oz. macadamia nut, argan or jojoba oil
.05 oz. 100% organic neem oil
12 drops rosemary essential oil
3 drops rosemary antioxidant extract, optional

Instructions:

Using a digital scale weigh out the coconut oil into a small glass Pyrex measuring cup. Heat briefly in the microwave just until melted then weigh out the other carrier oils and stir into the hair oil. Using a dropper or transfer pipette add the rosemary essential oil and, if desired, the rosemary extract. (I recommend the rosemary extract to help lengthen the shelf life of the hemp seed oil. Otherwise you can keep this hair oil recipe for dry hair refrigerated for longevity.)

If you’re not a fan of rosemary essential oil you can substitute this essential oil with one of your favorite essential oil based on your hair type. Lavender, rosemary, lemon, geranium, cedarwood, thyme and clary sage essential oils are suitable for normal hair. Lavender, rosemary, sandalwood and geranium essential oils are great for dry hair and lavender, rosemary, lemon, peppermint and cypress essential oils are suitable for oily hair.

This hair oil recipe for dry hair yields about 1 oz. of product and will fit inside a 1 oz. glass bottle or plastic container. A little goes a long way!

To use simply pour a small amount into the palm of your hand then rub your hands together. Apply the hair oil to the ends of your hair first, then lightly rub your hands over the rest of your hair, then massage in. (Psst. You can also try this on beards as a natural homemade beard oil!)

I was inspired to create this particular hair oil recipe for dry hair after sampling the Obliphica Treatment Hair Serum. While my recipe doesn’t have sea buckthorn fruit in it, you can add 5-10 drops of sea buckthorn oil if you like. I loved that this added shine and tame frizz without weighing it down or making it look greasy.

If your hair is super damaged from winter weather or pool chlorine, dependent on the time of year of course, then you’ll also want to try my homemade hair mask recipe for dry hair. In addition to the oils used for my hair oil recipe for dry hair it also contains cocoa butter for its superior moisturizing properties as well as its effectiveness against dry, itchy scalp.

Homemade Hair Mask Recipe for Dry Hair

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

.5 oz. refined or virgin coconut oil
.25 oz. macadamia nut, argan or jojoba oil
.25 oz. hemp seed oil
.1 oz. 100% organic neem oil
.4 oz. cocoa butter
18 drops rosemary essential oil
6 drops rosemary antioxidant extract, optional

Instructions:

To create this hair mask recipe for dry hair begin by using a digital scale to weigh out the cocoa butter. Melt in the microwave at reduced power or in a double boiler, then weigh out and add the remaining carrier oils. Use a dropper or transfer pipette to add the essential oil and rosemary extract.

Allow the hair mask to thicken, you can pop this in the fridge to speed up the process.

To use apply the hair mask evenly to hair concentrating on the ends first then working your way up. Leave the hair mask in for 10 minutes to overnight, then shampoo and condition as usual.

If you’re looking to switch to sulfate free shampoos to a cleansing conditioner, I highly recommend both Renpure Solutions Rosemary Mint Cleansing Conditioner for normal to dry hair and Macadamia Oil Flawless Cleansing Conditioner for super dry, damaged hair. My hair stays so much healthier and shiny since I switched to using a cleansing conditioner over traditional shampoo.

If you like this homemade hair mask recipe for dry hair, you may also like my Winter Mint Homemade Moisturizing Hair Mask Recipe as well as my Natural Hair Mask Recipe formulated with shea butter, avocado and coconut oils.

For more of my natural hair care recipes, bath and beauty DIY’s and my homemade soap recipes be sure to visit Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen. You can also follow me on Pinterest for collections of my favorite bath and beauty recipes from around the web.

Keep track of all my new natural hair care recipes and other DIY creations by following Soap Deli News blog via Blog Lovin’ and Tumblr. You can also find me on Facebook, Twitter, G+ and Instagram.


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Yummy Raspberry Lemonade Sugar Scrub Recipe

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Yummy Raspberry Lemonade Sugar Scrub Recipe with Coconut Oil - So easy to make and a wonderful natural moisturizer!

What’s better on a hot summer day than a glass of lemonade? Why this yummy homemade raspberry lemonade sugar scrub recipe of course! It’s so easy to make and and contains nature’s natural moisturizer, coconut oil!

Yummy Scented Raspberry Lemonade Sugar Scrub Recipe with Coconut Oil

Raspberry Lemonade Sugar Scrub Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

4 oz. 76° melt point refined coconut oil
.5 oz. sesame oil
6 oz. white sugar
.3 oz. raspberry lemonade fragrance oil
pinch iron yellow oxide pigment powder, optional

Directions:

Weigh out the ingredients using a digital scale and combine in large glass bowl. Whip with a fork until all ingredients are combined then spoon into an 8 oz. container of your choice.

If you live in a colder climate you may need to melt or soften the coconut oil before mixing. Simply weigh it first and heat until partially melted in the microwave, then weigh and add the other ingredients.

If you choose to use 92° melt point coconut oil – what they sell for cooking in grocery stores – you may need to decrease the amount of coconut oil slightly and increase the amount of sesame oil. You may also have some of the natural coconut smell come through in the end product as it’s generally unrefined so it still has it’s natural scent.

Why sesame and coconut oils?

Both sesame oil and coconut oil are two of nature’s great moisturizers. In addition to their moisturizing properties, they also offer a protective layer in products to help skin retain moisture. This makes them a great choice for dry skin. Coconut oil is also suitable for those who have skin sensitivities and is widely used throughout the soapmaking and cosmetics industry for this reason.

To learn more about the benefits of coconut oil I recommend the book, Coconut Oil: For Health and Beauty by Cynthia Holzapfel and Laura Holzapfel.

For more homemade skin care, bath, body and beauty recipes be sure to follow my DIY Bath & Body Board on Pinterest. You can also find more of my bath and beauty recipes by visiting Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen and by following me on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Blog Lovin’ and Instagram!


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