Palmarosa Lime Natural Body Balm Recipe for Dry Chapped Skin

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This palmarosa lime natural body balm recipe helps to protect, soothe and replenish dry chapped skin with natural ingredients like oat butter, hemp seed oil and lanolin.

This palmarosa lime natural body balm recipe helps to protect, soothe and replenish dry chapped skin with natural ingredients like oat butter, hemp seed oil and lanolin.

Palmarosa essential oil’s antiseptic, antiviral and antibacterial properties combined with neem oil’s natural antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal properties make this soothing balm especially nice for cracked hands or feet. It also works well to help soothe skin suffering from a shingles outbreak. (I unfortunately suffered from a shingles outbreak late last year so I say this from experience.)

Oat butter and hemp seed oil soothe dry skin while lanolin helps to lock in moisture and add a layer of protection from the elements.

This palmarosa lime natural body balm recipe helps to protect, soothe and replenish dry chapped skin with natural ingredients like oat butter, hemp seed oil and lanolin.

I also used arrowroot powder in my natural body balm recipe so it wouldn’t feel greasy and would absorb more quickly.

If you don’t mind using silicones in your products, cyclomethicone will also cut down on that greasy feeling you get with natural body butters as well as help to give it a smooth, silky feeling when applied to skin. As cyclomethicone is a synthetic lab developed product, you would need to omit this ingredient from the recipe to keep it all natural. Otherwise, with the cyclomethicone, your final product will be 97% natural.

This palmarosa lime natural body balm recipe helps to protect, soothe and replenish dry chapped skin with natural ingredients like oat butter, hemp seed oil and lanolin.

Palmarosa Lime Natural Body Balm Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

5.25 oz. oat butter
1 oz. hemp seed oil
.5 oz. emulsifying wax
.5 oz. candelilla wax
.5 oz. neem oil
.5 oz. lanolin
.25 oz. cyclomethicone (optional, omit for a completely natural product)
.15 oz. arrowroot powder
.15 oz. lime peel essential oil
.05 oz. palmarosa essential oil

Instructions:

You will need to use a digital scale to weigh out all of the ingredients for my natural body balm recipe.

Begin by weighing out the waxes and oat butter. Combine in a double boiler and heat until melted. Then weigh out the lanolin and stir into the melted mixture.

Remove from heat and weigh out the hemp seed oil – or substitute with rosehip seed oil or jojoba oil – the neem oil and the cyclomethicone, if using.  (The cyclomethicone should be added at below 125°F.) Stir into the melted body balm.

Weigh out the arrowroot powder and stir it into the body balm as well. Combine thoroughly.

Finally weigh out the essential oils and mix them into your body balm.

Pour the liquid body balm into your containers of choice. My natural body balm recipe will make enough body balm to fill a 10 oz. container. (I used an 8 oz. low profile jar and a 2 oz. jar for mine. Alternately you could fill five 2 oz. jars.)

This palmarosa lime natural body balm recipe helps to protect, soothe and replenish dry chapped skin with natural ingredients like oat butter, hemp seed oil and lanolin.

Allow your body balm to cool and solidify completely then screw on your lids.

To use simply apply liberally as needed to affected areas as desired.

This palmarosa lime natural body balm recipe helps to protect, soothe and replenish dry chapped skin with natural ingredients like oat butter, hemp seed oil and lanolin.

If you are making this natural body balm recipe for yourself or to gift a simple way to create labels is to apply washi tape around your container. Then create a text label in a Word program or Photoshop with a simple rectangle border around it, cut it out, and apply it over the washi tape! One of my favorite places to shop for washi tape is Cute Tape.

If you are making this natural body balm recipe to sell, be sure to label your containers appropriately to meet state and federal laws. If you’re unsure about the rules and regulations regarding labeling cosmetics, I highly recommend the book, Soap and Cosmetic Labeling: How to Follow the Rules and Regs Explained in Plain English, by Marie Gale.

Prefer to buy a similar product instead? You may like Archipelago Botanicals’ Milk Oat Body Butter. Archipelago’s Oat Milk Body Butter blends dried milk solids, oat proteins and other highly moisturizing and nourishing ingredients such as cocoa and shea butter to create a non-greasy, extremely hydrating, natural skin care formulation. It’s paraben free and suitable for all over use, but is highly recommended for use on patches of rough, dry skin. You can buy it here.

Wild Earth Apothecary's Handmade Chamomile Oat Body Butter! This hydrating body butter is crafted by first infusing sweet almond oil with organic oats and organic dried chamomile flowers. The infused oil is then blended with shea butter until it's light and creamy.

Alternately, you may also be interested in Wild Earth Apothecary’s Handmade Chamomile Oat Body Butter. This hydrating body butter is crafted by first infusing sweet almond oil with organic oats and organic dried chamomile flowers. The infused oil is then blended with shea butter until it’s light and creamy. You can discover this product in Wild Earth Apothecary’s Etsy shop here.

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Easy DIY Washi Tape Gift Tin for Homemade Roll On Perfumes, Lip Balms or Guest Soaps

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Easy DIY Washi Tape Decorated Gift Tin for Spring Birthdays or Easter Basket Gifts

Looking for a handmade gift idea for a spring birthday or Easter basket? This easy DIY washi tape decorated gift tin is simple to make and is perfect for holding two homemade roll on perfumes, lip balms or guest soaps! All you need is an empty empty altoid tin and two complimentary spring themed rolls of washi tape.

DIY Washi Tape Craft Project for a Decorative Gift Tin

Run strips of one washi tape design along the top and the sides of the tin. Then with the coordinating tape, wrap a strip along the edge and top of the tin. You can also outline the separation with permanent markers, adding designs if you like, to add a bit more pizazz.

DIY Homemade Gift Ideas - Washi Tape Gift Tin Filled with Homemade Perfumes or Lip Balms

Now fill your tin with your gifts of choice. I found that my homemade roll on perfumes fit perfectly inside this tin. You can find recipes for my DIY Red Velvet Cake Perfume Oil here. Or make my Tempestuous Roll On Cologne for Men from my fragrance recipe here. Don’t feel limited by these two fragrances though. You can use any skin safe fragrance oil you’re a fan of in lieu of the scents mentioned. For spring you may want to try a collection of floral fragrances like lavender, jasmine or lilacs.

Homemade Gift Tins Decorated with Washi Tape

Or you can create a collection of lip balms for your washi tape tin. My homemade lip balm recipes you may want to consider include the following: Tri-color Tinted Lip Balm Recipe, Coffee Lip Butter Recipe, Natural Cold Sore Therapy Lip Balm, Natural Lavender Mint Lip Balm, Red Tinted Lip Balm Recipe, Chocolate Mint Lip Balm Recipe, Mango Shimmer Tinted Lip Balm Recipe, Organic Red Lip Stain Recipe, Natural Naked Lip Gloss Recipe, Birthday Cake Lip Balm Recipe, and an Easy Natural Lip Butter Recipe. Use lip balm tubes or lip balm pots based on your recipient’s preference.

Alternately, you could put guest size homemade soaps inside the tin for gifting. Click here for a collection of my handmade soap recipes.

For more fragrance and beauty recipes and homemade gift ideas, visit Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen and be sure to also follow my DIY Bath & Body Board on Pinterest.


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DIY Valentine’s Day Easy Massage Oil Recipe

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Homemade Valentine's Day Gift Idea - DIY Sensual Massage Oil Recipe

If you’re still meshing out plans for Valentine’s Day on Friday, then you may want to give this easy massage oil recipe for a sensual Valentine’s Day treat. It makes a romantic and intimate homemade Valentine’s Day gift for couples who could use a little more stress free time together.

Valentine’s Day Easy Massage Oil Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

16 grams macadamia nut oil
7 grams sweet almond oil
4 grams sesame oil
1 gram shea butter
6 drops Eden’s Garden Aphrodisiac Synergy Blend Essential Oil

How to Make Natural Sensual Massage Oils for Valentine's Day

Instructions:

Using a digital kitchen scale weigh out the oils in a small glass beaker and then warm slightly. Weigh out the shea butter and stir into oils until it melts completely, then add the essential oil blend. Pour into a 1 oz. amber glass bottle and cap.

DIY Homemade Sensual Valentine's Day Massage Oil Recipe - DIY Valentine's Day Gift Idea

You can then decorate your bottle as desired. For my bottle I used a blank sticker label and washi tape. I covered a section of the label with washi tape then cut it out into the shape of heart. I then cut out a smaller heart shape from the blank label sheet and adhered it to the front of the washi tape covered heart and wrote out my message. Finally the I adhered the entire heart to the bottle.

To give your massage oil an even more romantic feel, package instead in a clear glass bottle and a small amount of rose petals or buds, calendula petals or even pink mica.

For even more handmade Valentine’s Day gift ideas, be sure to follow my DIY Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas board on Pinterest. You can also browse my Pinterest DIY Bath and Body board for more great homemade bath, body and beauty recipes.


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DIY Chocolate Bon Bon Solid Salt Scrub Recipe for Valentine’s Day

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DIY Homemade Solid Salt Scrub Cube Bon Bons Recipe - Handmade Valentine's Day Gift Idea

Solid sugar scrub cubes have been a huge trend in natural homemade bath and body products for some time now. Their big advantage is that they are less messy than traditional sugar scrubs. But sugar doesn’t have to always be the star. So as a homemade Valentine’s Day gift idea, I thought I’d create a DIY Chocolate Bon Bon Solid Salt Scrub Recipe for bath time!

The real advantage of this recipe, other than than being guilt free – no calories! – is that the bulk of the salt scrub cube isn’t made from a melt and pour soap base like most other solid sugar and salt scrub cubes. Instead these are made with moisturizing cocoa butter and that means more love for your skin! You can also choose your favorite salts for this bath recipe. I used Epsom salts, however you can also use dead sea salt or even pink Himalayan salt based on your skin care needs or preferences.

Homemade Valentine's Day Gift Idea - DIY Chocolate Solid Salt Scrub Cube Bon Bons Recipe

Chocolate Bon Bon Solid Salt Scrub Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

1.35 oz. cocoa butter
.4 oz. 76 degree melt point refined coconut oil
.3 oz. shea butter
.15 oz. sweet almond oil
4 ml chocolate fragrance oil (or 2 ml essential oil of choice)
3.5 oz. Epsom salts

For the “icing” (optional):

10 grams natural white melt and pour soap base
colored mica to suit

Tools & Supplies:

Wilton Round Brownie Pop Mold
digital kitchen scale
Plastic Transfer Pipettes
double boiler or microwave
glass measuring cup
utensils

Instructions:

Using a digital kitchen scale, weigh out the cocoa butter, shea butter, and coconut oil and melt either in a double boiler or in a glass measuring cup in the microwave. Then weigh out the sweet almond oil – this can be substituted with another carrier oil of your choice – and add to the melted butters and oil.

Next, using a plastic transfer pipette, measure out the fragrance oil and stir into the melted salt scrub base. If you’d like to color your bon bons, add a pinch of powdered ultramarine pigment, oxide pigment or mica in your color of choice.

Now weigh out the Epsom salts and stir into the melted oils and butters, mixing until thoroughly combined. Finally, spoon the salt scrub into your mold cavities. This recipe will fill all eight cavities up about halfway or six cavities up about 3/4 of the way.

Place the mold in the freezer until the bon bon salt scrubs have completely solidified.

Once the solid salt scrub bon bons have set up, remove from the mold and place on wax or parchment paper. Then prepare your icing by melting a small amount of white melt and pour natural glycerin soap base in a small measuring cup and mixing in a small amount of your favorite mica or a drop or two of liquid soap colorant. Drizzle the melted soap on top of each bon bon to suit.

Homemade Washi Tape Decorated DIY Chocolate Solid Salt Scrub Cube Bon Bons - Lovely Homemade Gift Idea for HerOnce the icing on your bon bons has hardened, remove from the wax paper and wrap or package as desired.

These would be super cute in mini cupcake liners placed inside a box or wrapped in plastic. Simply tie off with a ribbon or a strip of washi tape. Plus they not only make great homemade Valentine’s Day gift ideas, but they’re also perfect for seasonal Easter basket gifts and Mother’s Day!

For more handmade bath and body recipes be sure to follow my DIY Bath and Body board on Pinterest. You can also follow my DIY Valentine’s Day Gifts board on Pinterest for more great homemade Valentine’s Day gift ideas you can make yourself.


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DIY Holiday Washi Tape Mason Jar Gift Tags

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DIY Holiday Washi Tape Mason Jar Gift Tags

Whether you made homemade preserves or pumpkin butter for the holidays or purchased it from your local farmer’s market like I did, you can easily dress up your mason jars with a simple diy washi tape gift tag making it perfect for last minute holiday gift giving.

DIY Washi Tape Mason Jar Gift Tag Labels for Last Minute Homemade Christmas Gifts

To create these gift tags you’ll need a full size white blank sticker label sheetWorld Label has these at a great price – permanent markers, and decorative Japanese washi tape. I used washi tape from Cute Tape (who I am hopelessly addicted to.)

Start with a fresh roll of washi tape and on the back side of the blank sticker sheet – the part you remove to reveal the sticky – trace around the outside of the washi tape roll with a marker. Then flip the sticker sheet over and apply strips of washi tape to the front of the sticker sheet covering where the circle is you marked on the back side. I matched up my strips of tape to create a pattern repeat but you can apply yours however you like.

Once you have covered the entire area where the circle was drawn on the back side, carefully cut out the circle using the circle you drew on the back as a guide.

Now create another circle for the center of the gift tag by using a marker to trace along the inside of a roll of washi tape, again drawing on the back side of the blank sticker sheet that will be peel away. Cut out along the lines, remove the backing and apply to the center of the large washi tape covered circle.

Using markers, draw a circle inside the the white center circle with a complimentary colored marker then use a fine point black marker to write your holiday message.

Finally, peel the backing from the gift tag and adhere to the top of the mason jar lid.

For this project I used the Pink & Gray Cherry Blossom Snow Flake Washi Tape, Colorful Striped Half Circle Washi Tape in Red, and the Corner Washi Tape in Blue.

DIY Washi Tape Wrapped Holiday Gifts

I also used washi tape on my Christmas gift packages this year in lieu of ribbon by simply wrapping strips of washi tape around the packages for a fresh, fun look against plain brown Kraft wrapping paper.

For more holiday gift wrapping ideas follow my Pretty Packaging board on Pinterest. You can also follow my Washi Tape Wonderland board for more great diy craft projects you can create using washi tape.


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