DIY Bath and Body Valentine’s Gifts with StickerYou!

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Learn how to make beautiful DIY bath and body Valentine's gifts with custom labels from StickerYou and three bath and body recipes perfect for gifting.

Learn how to make beautiful DIY bath and body Valentine’s gifts with custom labels from StickerYou!

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. And, if you’re like me, you can always use a little help with your homemade gifts. While I make and gift a lot of bath and body gifts, labeling those gifts can sometimes be a challenge. After all, products we store and use in the bathroom are subject to coming into contact with water and high humidity which can leave labels a smeared mess. StickerYou solved that problem for me without having to  spend a lot of money and without investing a lot of time designing my labels.

Learn how to make beautiful DIY bath and body Valentine's gifts with custom labels from StickerYou and three bath and body recipes perfect for gifting.

StickerYou sent me some amazing vinyl labels to use for my DIY bath and body Valentine’s gifts. They not only look great, but work beautifully for bath and body applications. Even better, their stickers and labels can be customized in any size, shape or quantity you want using your own artwork or licensed clipart. Or just pick some of theirs!

I love the ease of StickerYou’s pre-designed templates for creating custom labels. (There’s even a label template for lip balm tubes – a product I have always struggled with creating labels for.) Or you can enter custom dimensions for your own container choice.

Learn how to make this natural rose bath salts recipe plus two more amazing DIY bath and body Valentine's gifts with a little help from StickerYou!

In addition to the ease of creating your own designs on StickerYou, you’ll also find that there are no additional charges for die-cut stickers, bleeds, or cut-outs! Their customer service is both helpful and friendly and their pricing starts as low as $10. Plus every order comes with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. So whether you’re simply wanting to create gifts for friends and family, or if you’re a business needing product labels or promotional items, StickerYou is simply perfect!

Ready to make some awesome DIY bath and body Valentine’s gifts? Keep reading for three easy bath and body recipes that you can gift this Valentine’s Day!

Learn how to make this natural rose bath salts recipe plus two more amazing DIY bath and body Valentine's gifts with a little help from StickerYou!

Rose Bath Salts Recipe

© Rebecca D. Dillon

Ingredients:

9 oz. Epsom salt
3.3 oz. pink Himalayan salt
.15 oz. safflower oil
.25 oz. organic dried rose petals
.35 oz. rose fragrance oil, optional

Instructions:

If you prefer to keep this rose bath salts recipe natural, you can substitute the fragrance oil with .05 oz. (3% dilution) rose damascena absolute or .1 oz. essential oil of your choice! In addition, if you’d like to keep the oils from floating on the surface of the bath water when used, you can also add .05% Polysorbate 80 to this recipe.

To create these rose bath salts, simply using a digital scale to weigh out all the ingredients. Mix your dry ingredients together first. Then weigh out the safflower oil and fragrance oil into a separate container (along with the Polysorbate 80 if desired) then combine the two. Mix until all of the ingredients are evenly distributed then spoon evenly into three 4 oz. spice jars. (You may need to tap the jars down to fit all of the bath salts into your containers.)

Apply your own custom labels from StickerYou for that finishing touch and your rose bath salts are ready for gifting! These also make lovely Mother’s Day gifts and wedding favors!

Learn how to make this natural rose soap recipe plus two more amazing DIY bath and body Valentine's gifts with a little help from StickerYou!

Melt & Pour Rose Soap Recipe

© Rebecca D. Dillon

Ingredients:

29.5 oz. white natural melt and pour soap base
.9 oz. rose fragrance oil
rose kaolin clay, to suit

Instructions:

To keep this melt and pour rose soap recipe natural, you can substitute the rose fragrance oil with .15 oz. of (3% dilution) rose damascena absolute or .3 oz. of an essential oil of your choice.

Weigh out the soap base and cut into chunks. Heat in a double boiler or in the microwave in 30 second increments until melted.

Add either a red liquid soap colorant or a small amount of rose kaolin clay until you achieve the shade of pink you’d like for your soap. Mix well.

Pour the soap into all six cavities of the Crafter’s Choice basic round silicone soap mold.

Spritz the top of the soaps with isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol to remove any air bubbles and allow to harden completely.

Unmold, then wrap in foodservice film and label.

Learn how to make this DIY embedded heart soap plus two more amazing DIY bath and body Valentine's gifts with a little help from StickerYou!

Embedded Heart Soap Recipe

© Rebecca D. Dillon

Ingredients:

21.9 oz. clear natural melt and pour soap base
8.4 oz. white natural melt and pour soap base
.9 oz. rose fragrance oil
Crafter’s Choice crimson sparkle color bar, to suit

Instructions:

You’ll begin by making your heart embeds for this soap for which you’ll need a Wilton 6-cavity heart silicone mold.

Weigh out the clear melt and pour soap base. Cut into chunks then melt in a double boiler or in the microwave in 30 second increments. Cut off a chunk of the crimson sparkle color bar and stir into the melted base until it’s melted completely. Continue until you reach desired color. Alternately, you can also use a liquid red soap colorant.

Weigh out . 65 oz. of fragrance oil (or . 2 oz. of essential oil) and stir into the melted soap.

Pour the melted soap into all six cavities of your heart mold. Spritz the top of the soaps with isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol to remove any air bubbles and allow to harden completely.

Once the heart soaps have hardened, carefully remove them from the mold.

Place a heart with the smooth side (top) down into each of the six cavities of the Crafter’s Choice basic round silicone soap mold and press firmly against the bottom of the mold.

Now weigh out 8.4 oz. of the white melt and pour soap base. Cut into chunks then melt in a double boiler or in the microwave in 30 second increments just until fully melted.

Weigh out .25 oz. of fragrance oil (or .05 oz. essential oil) and stir into the melted white soap base.

Now carefully pour the white soap base around the heart embeds in each of the mold cavities. Spritz the top of the soaps with isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol to remove any air bubbles and allow to harden completely.

Once your soaps have set up, carefully remove them from the mold and wrap and label as desired.

For more DIY bath and body Valentine’s gifts visit both my DIY Bath and Body board and my DIY Valentine’s Day Gifts board on Pinterest. You can also find and follow me on G+TumblrFacebookTwitterBlog Lovin’, and Instagram. Or sign up to receive new posts to your email via FeedBurner so you never miss a post.


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DIY Valentine’s Day Soaps for Kids

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Learn how to craft these fun DIY Valentine's Day soaps for kids! Each easy to craft Valentine's Day soap has a Valentine themed eraser tucked inside that they use after the soap is gone.

Learn how to craft these fun DIY Valentine’s Day soaps for kids!  Each easy to craft Valentine’s Day soap has a Valentine themed eraser tucked inside that they use after the soap is gone. All you need is a package of dollar or discount store erasers, a clear melt and pour soap base, red colorant and an optional fragrance oil.

Learn how to craft these fun DIY Valentine's Day soaps for kids! Each easy to craft Valentine's Day soap has a Valentine themed eraser tucked inside that they use after the soap is gone.

DIY Valentine’s Day Soaps for Kids

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

21.5 oz. clear melt and pour soap base
.5 oz. fragrance oil of choice, optional
3 mL Crafters Choice™ Matte Americana Red Liquid Pigment, or similar

Tools & Supplies:

digital scale
Wilton 6-Cavity Silicone Heart Mold
spray bottle with isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol
package of dollar or discount store erasers
large glass Pyrex measuring cup
graduated transfer pipette
utensils for stirring
cutting board
Chef’s knife

Learn how to craft these fun DIY Valentine's Day soaps for kids! Each easy to craft Valentine's Day soap has a Valentine themed eraser tucked inside that they use after the soap is gone.

Instructions:

This DIY Valentine’s Day soaps for kids project yields six heart shaped soaps with erasers embedded inside.

Begin by using a digital scale to  weigh out 13.5 oz. of the clear melt and pour soap base. Using your Chef’s knife, cut into square chunks and place into a large glass Pyrex measuring cup. Heat in the microwave in 20-30 second increments until melted, stirring in between heatings. Keep a close eye on your soap and be careful not to let it boil.

Using a graduated transfer pipette, measure out 3 mL of your liquid soap pigment and stir into the melted soap base entirely it’s thoroughly incorporated.

Weigh out .3 oz. of the fragrance oil you’ve chosen to use and stir into the melted soap base.

Now place your silicone mold onto the cutting board for stability and pour the red colored soap base evenly into all six of the heart shaped mold cavities, about 2/3rds of the way full.

Spritz the top of the soap you just poured with alcohol to remove any air bubbles, then carefully use the cutting board to transfer the soap filled mold to the refrigerator. (Don’t put your soap in the freezer as it can make your soap base cloudy.)

 Once your soaps have hardened completely through, remove the mold from the refrigerator.

Now prepare your second layer of soap.

Weigh out the remaining 8 oz. of clear melt and pour soap base. Using your Chef’s knife, cut into square chunks and place into a large glass Pyrex measuring cup. Heat in the microwave in 20-30 second increments until melted, stirring in between heatings. Keep a close eye on your soap and be careful not to let it boil.

Now weigh out the remaining .2 oz. of fragrance oil and stir into the melted soap base.

Learn how to craft these fun DIY Valentine's Day soaps for kids! Each easy to craft Valentine's Day soap has a Valentine themed eraser tucked inside that they use after the soap is gone. All you need is a package of dollar or discount store erasers, a clear melt and pour soap base, red colorant and an optional fragrance oil.

Spritz the tops of the red soap hearts you previously poured with alcohol, then place one eraser into the center each of the mold cavities on top of the red soap.

Spritz with alcohol again, then pour the clear soap base you just melted carefully on top of the red soap and erasers.

Spritz the top of the soap you just poured with alcohol to remove any air bubbles. Then allow the soap to cool either in the fridge or at room temperature. (Don’t put your soap in the freezer as it can make your soap base cloudy.)

Learn how to craft these fun DIY Valentine's Day soaps for kids! Each easy to craft Valentine's Day soap has a Valentine themed eraser tucked inside that they use after the soap is gone. All you need is a package of dollar or discount store erasers, a clear melt and pour soap base, red colorant and an optional fragrance oil.

Once your DIY Valentine’s day soaps for kids have fully hardened carefully remove them from the mold cavities and wrap in food service film.

If you like this Valentine’s Day soapmaking project, then you may also like my other DIY Valentine’s day projects. They include the following recipes: You’re Scent-sational! Printable Valentines with custom scented mini perfumes, DIY Joan Jett Inspired Black Heart Valentine’s Day SoapsChocolate & Rose Valentine’s Truffle Bath Melts RecipeCardamom & Spice Solid Coffee Sugar Scrub Hearts RecipeDIY Conversation Heart Soaps, Heart Shaped Jelly Soap RecipeDIY Valentine’s Day Easy Massage Oil RecipeDIY Homemade Tri-Color Lip Balm Recipe,Homemade Melt & Pour Chocolate Truffle Soap RecipeNatural Chocolate Rose Hand and Body Cream RecipeChocolate Bon Bon Solid Salt Scrub RecipeOrganic Vegan Lip Tint Recipe for Valentine’s DaySkin Loving Natural Homemade Cold Process Soap Recipe, Custom Scented Dry Oil Body Spray Recipe, and Warming Chili & Chocolate Natural Homemade Sore Muscle Salve Recipe.

DIY Valentine’s Day project that use the same Wilton 6-Cavity Silicone Heart Mold as this recipe include the following: DIY Valentine’s Day Solid Lotion BarsDIY Valentine’s Day Heart SoapsDIY Valentine’s Day Heart Shaped Bacon Soaps, Handmade Heart Shaped Valentine’s Day Soap RecipePatchouli Rose Melt and Pour Complexion Soap RecipeValentine’s Day Homemade Heart Shaped Soap RecipeDIY Triple Butter Solid Sugar Scrub Hearts, and Natural Handmilled Heart Shaped Lavender Sea Salt Soap Recipe.

Discover even more DIY Valentine’s Day gift ideas by following my DIY Valentine’s Day Gifts board on Pinterest. Or for Valentine’s Day gifts you can buy, check out my Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas board on Pinterest. Or for more of my homemade soap recipes as well as other skin care recipes and craft projects, be sure to follow my other boards on Pinterest as well. You can also find me on Blog Lovin’TumblrFacebook, TwitterG+ and Instagram.

Also please consider helping my dear friend and fellow artisan and educator, Bambi Godkin, in her fight against breast cancer. Learn more here.


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You’re Scent-sational! Printable Valentines

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Create custom scented mini perfume sprays to go along with these "You're Scent-sational!" printable Valentines for your besties this Valentine's Day!

Create custom scented mini perfume sprays to go along with these “You’re Scent-sational!” printable Valentines for your besties this Valentine’s Day! With a few simple ingredients you can create your own custom scented perfumes for your best friends. Just weigh and mix the ingredients, pour them into clear 4mL glass vials with sprayers, then attach the perfumes to my printable Valentines that you can download and print.

Create custom scented mini perfume sprays to go along with these "You're Scent-sational!" printable Valentines for your besties this Valentine's Day! With a few simple ingredients you can create your own custom scented perfumes for your best friends.

Custom Scented Perfume Recipe for “You’re Scent-sational!” Printable Valentines

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

.5 oz Cyclomethicone
.12 oz. fractionated coconut oil
.05 oz. fragrance oil of choice

Instructions:

This custom scented perfume recipe will yield four 4mL perfumes for a total of four “You’re Scent-sational!” printable Valentines. The usage rate of the fragrance oil for this perfume recipe is 8%. Therefore you’ll need to choose a fragrance oil that is safe at 8% when used in perfumes. Typically you can refer to the manufacturer or supplier for this information. For some fragrance oils, you can use an even higher percentage fragrance if desired for a stronger, longer lasting scent.

To create more than four custom scented perfume printable Valentines, simply double or triple the recipe as needed. For smaller amounts and depending on the scale you are using, you may need to convert the ounce measurement to a gram, which is a much smaller unit of measure.

For this customer scented perfume recipe I used a Rose Cognac Sugar fragrance oil. You can safely use up to 33% of this fragrance in your perfume spray recipe if desired. I also really like this Chocolate Orchid fragrance oil for this recipe, however, you’ll need to reduce the amount of fragrance oil to .03 oz. (5%) with this scent.  (If you prefer to use essential oils, use half the amount.)

Using a digital scale, weigh out all of the ingredients and combine in a glass container. Stir well to combine, then using a transfer pipette, evenly fill four 4mL glass vials with sprayers. You can buy these containers in bulk at SKS Bottle & Packaging where I found mine.

Tightly screw the sprayer cap onto each vial.

Now download and print the PDF for my printable Valentines here. You should print your Valentines onto cardstock paper.

This printable Valentine’s Day card features clip art from Old Cauldron Design, specifically from this Valentine’s Day collection. If you prefer to use a different clip art image, simply purchase the clip art you’d like to use and follow my tutorial for creating custom soap labels. It’s the same concept, only the sizes and paper type used are different.

Once you’ve printed out the desired number of printable Valentines onto cardstock, place a perfume vial onto the Valentines. Use a exacto knife to cut two small slits on either side of the vial. Now push ribbon through the slits on either side from the back of the Valentine and tie the ribbon on the front of the card around the perfume vial. Repeat for each Valentines you’re creating.

All that’s left is to gift your Valentines to your best friends and other favorite people!

Discover even more printable Valentines and DIY Valentine’s Day gift ideas by following my DIY Valentine’s Day Gifts board on Pinterest. Or for Valentine’s Day gifts you can buy, check out my Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas board on Pinterest.

For more of my bath and body recipes and craft projects, be sure to follow my other boards on Pinterest as well. You can also find me on Blog Lovin’TumblrFacebook, TwitterG+ and Instagram.

Also please consider helping my dear friend and fellow artisan and educator, Bambi Godkin, in her fight against breast cancer. Learn more here.


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DIY Valentine’s Day Nail Inspiration from Julep

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Fun DIY Valentine's Day nail inspiration from Julep! Brighten up your day with one of these super-cute nail looks that are perfect for Valentine’s Day.

Are you feeling the winter blues? Need some DIY Valentine’s Day nail inspiration? Brighten up your day with one of these super-cute nail looks from Julep. These Valentine’s Day nail looks are perfect for Valentine’s Day and will be sure sweeten your week. The nail designs below all use the same three Julep polishes and the Julep Plie Wand Creativity Kit. Save 20% off at Julep.com and score this nail art kit and any of these polishes with code LETSGET20. Remember to extend the life of your lovely new manicure with top coat!

Valentine’s Day Nail Inspiration from Julep

1. Mini hearts: Use two coats of Florence, a classic camel crème polish. Let dry, then use a toothpick or the dotting tool in the Creativity Kit to make the heart with Shawn, a poppy pink polish. First make two dots, then add the bottom triangle of the heart.

2. Dots with Naked Nail: Start with a clear base coat. Create the naked naked look by cutting out a V-shape out of scotch tape and sticking it on your nail. Use Shawn, our poppy polish, to fill in around the nail around the tape. Let dry, then use the Creativity Kit dotting tool or a toothpick to make white dots using Brigitte.

3. French Stripes: Apply two coats of Brigitte, a white crème polish, to all nails and let dry. Then, using the striping tool in the Creativity Kit or a toothpick to add your stripes. I always use scotch tape to help make guidelines for my lines, or else they often get squiggly!

4. Heart Accent Nail: On four nails, use two coats of Shawn, a poppy crème polish. Apply two coats of Brigitte, a white crème polish, to your accent nail. Let dry. Then, with a tooth pick or Creativity Kit add the heart on white nail, starting with two dots and then filling in the rest of the heart.

Are you a polish lover? Then you should try the Julep beauty box! You can get a box of gorgeous and good-for-you beauty, skin, or nail products delivered to your door every month. Get your Valentine’s Day beauty box today, featuring the poppy polish used in these nail looks, for 50% off! Join today! Use code XOXOXO to get 50% off your first box.

For more beauty ideas, be sure to follow my DIY Bath and Body board on Pinterest. Or follow my DIY Valentine’s Day Gifts board on Pinterest for a huge collection of fantastic DIY Valentine’s day gift ideas.


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DIY Joan Jett Inspired Black Heart Valentine’s Day Soaps

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Learn how to make these fun DIY Joan Jett inspired Black Heart Valentine's Day Soaps featuring black heart soaps with pink "icing!" These make wonderful DIY Valentine's Day gifts for your besties.

Learn how to make these fun DIY Joan Jett inspired Black Heart Valentine’s Day Soaps featuring black heart soaps with pink “icing!” These make wonderful DIY Valentine’s Day gifts for your besties.

Learn how to make these fun DIY Joan Jett inspired Black Heart Valentine's Day Soaps featuring black heart soaps with pink "icing!" These make wonderful DIY Valentine's Day gifts for your besties.

Joan Jett Inspired Black Heart Valentine’s Day Soaps

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

7 oz. clear melt and pour soap base
1/4 square black glitter color bar or similar soap colorant
.1 oz. fragrance oil of choice
neon pink pleasures soap color bar or similar soap colorant
natural white melt and pour soap base

Tools and Supplies:

digital scale
Wilton Easy Flex Heart 24-Cavity Silicone Mold
spray bottle with isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol
utensils for stirring
measuring spoon
cutting board
large glass Pyrex measuring cup
microwave

Learn how to make these fun DIY Joan Jett inspired Black Heart Valentine's Day Soaps featuring black heart soaps with pink "icing!" These make wonderful DIY Valentine's Day gifts for your besties.

Instructions:

This recipe for black heart Valentine’s Day soaps yields seven heart shaped guest soaps.

Using a digital scale weigh out 5.6 oz. of clear melt and pour soap base for your heart shaped Valentine’s Day soaps. Cut into chunks and place in a large glass Pyrex measuring cup. Heat in the microwave in 30 second increments, stirring in between heatings, until melted. Don’t allow the soap to boil.

Cut off about a quarter of a square of the black glitter color bar and mix into the melted soap until it has melted fully and is evenly incorporated throughout the soap base.

Now weigh out the fragrance oil you want to use to scent this soap, and stir into the melted soap base. (I used a Rose Cognac Sugar fragrance oil.)

Place your silicone mold onto a cutting board for easy transport.

Next, pour the melted soap base for your black Valentine’s Day soaps evenly into seven of the heart shaped cavities of your silicone mold. Spritz the tops with alcohol to remove any air bubbles, then transport to the refrigerator until the soaps have solidified completely.

Now prepare the “icing” for your black heart Valentine’s day soaps.

Weigh out 1.4 oz. of your clear melt and pour soap base in a glass Pyrex measuring cup. (I use a natural soap base here as it cools and solidifies faster than a basic glycerin soap base with SLS.) Heat in the  microwave for 20-30 seconds, then remove and stir. Add a small amount of the Neon Pink Pleasures soap color bar to suit and mix until completely dissolved. Allow to cool slightly.

Now remove the heart shaped soaps from the refrigerator. Unmold and place them top up onto a cutting board or a cookie sheet. Now slowly pour the pink soap base across the tops of the cold soaps in small lines until you have reached your desired look.

Now cut a small chunk of white melt and pour soap base and add to the pink base. Heat again to melt and stir to fully incorporate the color. Again pour the, now somewhat lighter, pink soap base across the tops of the cold soaps in small lines until you have reached your desired look over top of the soap you previously poured.

Repeat the previous step for a third layer of even lighter colored pink icing.

Allow your black heart Valentine’s Day soaps to cool and harden completely, then remove from the working surface and wrap tightly in food service film. Your DIY Joan Jett inspired black heart Valentine’s day soaps are now ready to gift!

This Valentine's truffle bath melts recipe makes wonderful heart shaped DIY Valentine's Day gifts for your special Valentine that smell like chocolate and roses! This bath melts recipe is super easy to make and only requires a few ingredients. Plus, you can use the same heart shaped mold to make several of my other DIY Valentine's day gifts.

Also be sure to check out these other DIY Valentine’s Day gifts that use the same Wilton Easy Flex Heart 24-Cavity Silicone Mold: DIY Conversation Heart Soaps, Cardamom & Spice Solid Coffee Sugar Scrub Hearts, Valentine’s Truffle Bath Melts Recipe, and Valentine’s Day Heart Jelly Soap Recipe. You can also find an additional 18 more DIY Valentine’s Day gift ideas here.

Discover even more DIY Valentine’s Day gift ideas by following my DIY Valentine’s Day Gifts board on Pinterest. Or for Valentine’s Day gifts you can buy, check out my Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas board on Pinterest.

For more of my homemade soap recipes as well as other skin care recipes and craft projects, be sure to follow my other boards on Pinterest as well. You can also find me on Blog Lovin’TumblrFacebook, TwitterG+ and Instagram.

Also please consider helping my dear friend and fellow artisan and educator, Bambi Godkin, in her fight against breast cancer. Learn more here.


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