The Perfect Pairing for Seasonal Gift Giving

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This post is sponsored by Soap Bar Lounge. All opinions are my own.

Create the perfect pairing for seasonal gift giving by combining a bar of homemade soap with a soap dish from Soap Bar Lounge! Keep reading to learn how to craft your own skin conditioning triple butter soap recipe. Plus discover what makes Soap Bar Lounge ceramic soap dishes the best option for your homemade soaps!

The perfect pairing for seasonal gift giving. Create the perfect DIY holiday gifts by combining a bar of handmade soap with a soap dish from Soap Bar Lounge! Learn how to craft your own skin conditioning triple butter soap recipe. Plus discover what makes Soap Bar Lounge ceramic soap dishes the best option for your homemade soaps!

Regardless of the season, if you have dry skin, then you probably avoid using products that irritate your condition. For me, that means using a homemade soap bar in the shower. I also keep homemade soaps by the sink, one in the kitchen and one in the bathroom, where they get used most often. Not only is washing my hands important for sanitary reasons (no one wants to accidentally ingest salmonella) but it can also prevent the spread of cold and flu germs.

Of course, washing your hands on a regular basis can leave them feeling tight and dry – especially as cold weather hits. So I formulated a Brazilian triple butter soap recipe to counteract the drying effects of hand washing. It’s also great as we move into the cold, dry air that’s common throughout fall and winter.

Help your soaps stay dry and last longer with soap dishes from Soap Bar Lounge. Their patented design allows for air flow around the soap as well as a way for your soap to drain - without the water ending up on the counter. So your soaps are able to dry between uses and last longer than they would otherwise. Pair a Soap Bar Lounge soap dish with a bar of homemade soap for a simple gift idea all year round.

To help my homemade soap bars last longer, I’ve started using soap dishes from Soap Bar Lounge. As you may know, when homemade soaps sit in a pool of water, or are unable to dry out between uses, they can become soft and mushy. When this happens, soap starts to disappear a lot faster with each use. The soap dishes from Soap Bar Lounge, however, prevent this from happening.

Their patented soap dish design allows for air flow around your homemade soaps as well as a way for your soap to drain. Even better, because there are no holes in the bottom of these dishes, you don’t have to worry about water draining onto your clean countertop. As a result, your soaps not only last longer, your countertop stays clean!

The perfect pairing for seasonal gift giving. Create the perfect DIY holiday gifts by combining a bar of handmade soap with a soap dish from Soap Bar Lounge! Learn how to craft your own skin conditioning triple butter soap recipe. Plus discover what makes Soap Bar Lounge ceramic soap dishes the best option for your homemade soaps!

I really love that Soap Bar Lounge soap dishes are made right here in the USA using high quality, glazed ceramic. This means they not only look great, but they’re also easy to clean. The modern design and range of colors ensures that your new soap dish not only functions as intended, but it also looks great wherever you decide to use it. The colors are also easy to incorporate into your seasonal or holiday decor.

For seasonal gift giving, simply pair a Soap Bar Lounge soap dish with a bar of homemade soap. This creates a simple, yet beautiful gift idea that’s perfect for housewarming gifts, hostess gifts and holiday gifts. And, to save you money, the soap dishes  from Soap Bar Lounge ship free anywhere within the United States. You can also purchase Soap Bar Lounge products wholesale to create instant gift options this holiday season for your small business or online shop.

Brazilian Triple Butter Homemade Soap Recipe. The perfect pairing for seasonal gift giving. Create the perfect DIY holiday gifts by combining a bar of handmade soap with a soap dish from Soap Bar Lounge! Learn how to craft your own skin conditioning triple butter soap recipe. Plus discover what makes Soap Bar Lounge ceramic soap dishes the best option for your homemade soaps!

My Brazilian triple butter soap recipe yields six bars of homemade soap. This means you’ll have extras to give as seasonal or holiday gifts. I paired my Brazilian triple butter soaps with soap dishes in carousel red and roca beige, then accented them with leather cord and journaling embellishments for a pretty, gift worthy presentation.

Brazilian Triple Butter Soap Recipe

© Rebecca D. Dillon

Ingredients:

1.6 oz. Andiroba oil (10%)
1.6 oz. Castor oil (10%)
2.4 oz. Refined coconut oil (15%)
1.6 oz. Cupuaca butter (10%)
5.6 oz. Pomace olive oil (35%)
1.6 oz. Tucuma seed butter (10%)
1.6 oz. Ucuuba butter (10%)

4.8 fl. oz. distilled water
2.1 oz. lye/sodium hydroxide

1 oz. fragrance oil, optional

Brazilian Triple Butter Soap Recipe for natural holistic winter skin care. This skin conditioning homemade soap makes a wonderful DIY seasonal holiday gift when paired with a ceramic soap dish from Soap Bar Lounge!

Instructions:

You’ll need to follow the basic cold process soapmaking method to craft these ultra conditioning, Brazilian triple butter soaps. You can find a refresher course on making homemade soap from scratch here. This means ZERO aluminum and heat safe containers and utensils. You’ll also need an immersion blender and a digital scale to weigh out ingredients. Additionally, you should also take safety measures to protect your eyes and skin when working with lye.

To make my Brazilian triple butter soap recipe, begin by measuring out 4.8 fluid oz. of distilled water into a heat safe container or pitcher. Then, use a digital scale to weigh out the lye, called for in the recipe, into a separate container. In a well, ventilated area, slowly pour the lye (granules or flakes) into the water. Then mix until all of the lye has dissolved and set aside.

Brazilian Triple Butter Homemade Soap Recipe. The perfect pairing for seasonal gift giving. Create the perfect DIY holiday gifts by combining a bar of handmade soap with a soap dish from Soap Bar Lounge! Learn how to craft your own skin conditioning triple butter soap recipe. Plus discover what makes Soap Bar Lounge ceramic soap dishes the best option for your homemade soaps!

Now weigh out the soapmaking oils and butters into a large heat safe container or stainless steel pot. (I like to weigh out the solid  and semi-solid butters first, then follow with the liquid carrier oils.)

Brazilian Triple Butter Homemade Soap Recipe. The perfect pairing for seasonal gift giving. Create the perfect DIY holiday gifts by combining a bar of handmade soap with a soap dish from Soap Bar Lounge! Learn how to craft your own skin conditioning triple butter soap recipe. Plus discover what makes Soap Bar Lounge ceramic soap dishes the best option for your homemade soaps!

Heat the soapmaking butters and oils called for in my Brazilian triple butter soap recipe until they have melted. You can do this by heating the ingredients in a non-metal container at 30% power in the microwave or on the stovetop over low heat in a stainless steel container.

Once the butters and oils have melted, set them aside to cool. When your soapmaking fats and lye-water have cooled to around 95°-100°F, you can start making the actual soap.

To do this, slowly pour the lye-water into the liquid oils and butters. Then use an immersion blender to combine the ingredients until you reach a light trace. At this point, you can weigh out and add your choice of fragrance oil, if desired, to the soap batter. As my boyfriend really wanted a more masculine scented soap, I scented my triple butter soap recipe with a sandalwood fragrance oil. Alternately, you can also use essential oils for a natural fragrance at a usage rate of up to .8 oz. by weight.

Mix the soap batter again to incorporate your fragrance into the soap. Then, once your soap reaches a medium trace, pour it into your mold. (I used this 6-cavity rectangle silicone mold.)

Brazilian Triple Butter Soap Recipe for natural holistic winter skin care. This skin conditioning homemade soap makes a wonderful DIY seasonal holiday gift when paired with a ceramic soap dish from Soap Bar Lounge!

Cover your soap with parchment paper or plastic wrap, then set aside overnight. You should be able to unmold your soap bars the next day. Once unmolded, set your soaps aside in a cool, dry location to cure for four to six weeks. (My soaps did a crazy partial gel so some of my ends are lighter than the rest of the bar.)

Brazilian Triple Butter Soap Recipe for natural holistic winter skin care. This skin conditioning homemade soap makes a wonderful DIY seasonal holiday gift when paired with a ceramic soap dish from Soap Bar Lounge!

Now wrap your homemade triple butter soaps as desired for personal use or gifting. You can wrap your soaps in fabric, burlap or paper to make them easy to gift. Then simply tie on cording or a ribbon.

Brazilian Triple Butter Soap Recipe for natural holistic winter skin care. This skin conditioning homemade soap makes a wonderful DIY seasonal holiday gift when paired with a ceramic soap dish from Soap Bar Lounge!

Finally, pair one or two bars of soap with a ceramic soap dish from Soap Bar Lounge as a finishing touch! Buy your favorite colors now! And don’t forget to come back and let me know how much you love your new soap dishes!

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Kick Your Severely Dry Skin (And Eczema!) to the Curb with Ucuuba Butter!

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This homemade ucuuba butter salt scrub recipe is a natural holistic solution to dry, itchy skin and eczema. Learn what makes this winter skin care recipe so special and how to craft your own.

Kick Your Severely Dry Skin (And Eczema!) to the Curb with Ucuuba Butter! This homemade ucuuba butter salt scrub recipe is a natural holistic solution to dry, itchy skin and eczema. Learn what makes this winter skin care recipe so special and how to craft your own.

Cold weather is on the way. And typically, that means you can expect dry skin in your near future. However, if you already suffer from dry skin, or if you have eczema, winter can seem a little unbearable. There’s nothing worse than fighting with your skin and not being to find a product that brings relief. If this scenario seems familiar to you, don’t worry. There is a way to save your skin this winter. All you need are a few simple ingredients from Paris Fragrances.

Ever Feel Like Your Moisturizer Is Irritating Your Dry, Itchy Skin Even More?

I’m one of those people that loathes putting on lotion. Often times, when my skin is especially dry, it feels like I’m applying lotion every hour. While it’s amazing when first applied, a short time later I’m wondering if it’s actually making my skin’s condition worse. So I’m always particular about knowing exactly what I’m putting on my skin – and especially what the ingredients are.

Ingredients matter. And it’s not just the ingredients that you find in a product. It’s also about the ingredients NOT in a product. That’s part of the reason I prefer making my own natural skin care products. Not only is it easy to keep my own products simple, I often find that they are also more effective than store bought brands. Plus, because I know exactly what’s going into my skin care recipes, I don’t have to worry about being surprised by an allergy to a product.

My homemade ucuuba butter salt scrub recipe is the perfect skin care solution for winter. This multi-use product works like an in-shower moisturizer as well as a gentle body scrub. However, it can also be used as a conditioning salt bath in warm bath water. Using this ucuuba butter salt scrub in your shower locks in the moisture from the water while your pores are open. So skin feels moisturized longer. And it also feels protected against the elements.

Uses and skin care benefits of exotic ucuuba butter. Homemade Ucuuba Butter Salt Scrub Recipe for Natural Winter Skin Care. This homemade ucuuba butter salt scrub recipe is a natural holistic solution to dry, itchy skin and eczema. Learn what makes this winter skin care recipe so special and how to craft your own.

What Is Ucuuba Butter?

Ucuuba butter is an exotic butter native to Central and South America. Like other exotic body butters, ucuuba butter is cold pressed from the seeds of the tree its sourced from. In this case, that would be the Ucuuba tree. As the seeds of the ucuuba tree are rich in fats, extracts of the oil is often as high as 50% of the weight of the dry seeds.

The ucuuba tree is a fast growing tree found in the Brazilian Amazon Forest. As these trees can grow as much as ten feet over the course of just two years, it makes ucuuba butter a highly sustainable product.

The natural unrefined butter from this tree’s seeds is typically yellow to brown in color and has a natural odor reminiscent of nutmeg. Like cocoa butter, ucuuba butter is solid at room temperature. However it has a somewhat higher melting point of 127°F, whereas cocoa butter melts between 93°-100°F. Similarly to cocoa butter, ucuuba makes a wonderful addition to homemade soaps, hair care products and skin care recipes.

Skin Care Benefits of Ucuuba Butter.

Ucuuba butter has natural anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties. This makes it an ideal addition to skin care recipes formulated for dry skin, acne and eczema. Additionally, this natural butter is also rich in essential fatty acids that can help to replenish and moisturize dry or maturing skin. It also contains both vitamin C and vitamin A (retinol) commonly found in natural anti-aging products. These proponents can help to reduce the visible signs of aging as well as replenish and reverse skin damage.

Uses and skin care benefits of exotic ucuuba butter. Homemade Ucuuba Butter Salt Scrub Recipe for Natural Winter Skin Care. This homemade ucuuba butter salt scrub recipe is a natural holistic solution to dry, itchy skin and eczema. Learn what makes this winter skin care recipe so special and how to craft your own.

Where to Purchase Ingredients.

I used ingredients from Paris Fragrances to craft my homemade ucuuba butter salt scrub recipe. Paris Fragrances offers quality products with great prices. As a partner with HSCG, Paris Fragrances works with ethical suppliers to help create a sustainable and environmentally friendly economy with the communities living in the Amazon Forest. Additionally, Paris Fragrances is also a member of The Handcrafted Soap and Cosmetics Guild.

All of the products from Paris Fragrances are imported from Europe and South America, with emphasis on exotic Brazilian fragrances. The oils and butters, which are sustainably sourced from the Brazilian Amazon Forest, are cold pressed and left unrefined so they retain their natural benefits when use in skin care formulations.

Kick Your Severely Dry Skin (And Eczema!) to the Curb with Ucuuba Butter! This homemade ucuuba butter salt scrub recipe is a natural holistic solution to dry, itchy skin and eczema. Learn what makes this winter skin care recipe so special and how to craft your own.

About My Ucuuba Butter Salt Scrub Recipe.

I’ll be honest. If you are one of those people that likes exiting your shower squeaky clean, my homemade ucuuba butter salt scrub recipe is probably not going to be your cup of tea. While this homemade scrub is similar in ways to most salt scrubs, it’s also very different.

Rather than using sea salt for my homemade ucubba butter salt scrub recipe, I use Dead Sea salt instead. A luxury cosmetic salt, Dead Sea salt is extracted from the marshes of the Dead Sea then solar dried. Its fine grain and moisture content make it especially suited for bath salt and body scrub recipes.

Considered to be the best therapeutic salts available, Dead Sea salt is rich in natural minerals that include magnesium, potassium, sulfur and calcium. These minerals work to help improve blood circulation as well as cleanse, disinfect and exfoliate skin. As a home remedy, Dead Sea salt has shown to benefit those who suffer from a variety of skin ailments including acne, eczema and psoriasis as well as dry, itchy skin and atopic dermatitis.

Unlike traditional sea salt, such as the type of salt you may use for cooking, Dead Sea salt is incredibly hydrating. And, similar to Epsom salt, it is able to soothe sore muscles and calm inflammation that is often associated with both rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia.

Another key difference in my ucuuba butter salt scrub recipe lies with ucuuba butter’s hydrating properties. As ucuuba butter, along with the combination of the other natural ingredients included in this recipe, are such rich moisturizers, the oils and butters don’t fully rinse off in the shower. So, once you step out of the shower and towel off, remnants of these ingredients are left on your skin reducing, or eliminating, the need to apply an after shower moisturizer. Your skin will not only feel soft and smooth, it will also look healthier with each use.

In addition to ucuuba butter, this recipe is also crafted using andiroba oil. Renowned by native Indians for its healing properties, andriroba oil has natural anti-inflammatory properties that can help to soothe skin inflammation, itching and rashes. (Learn more about andriroba oil here.)

This homemade ucuuba butter salt scrub recipe has a rich natural fragrance that is lovely solo. However, if a fragrance oil is desired, this scrub pairs well with both Paris Fragrances sandalwood fragrance oil and their seasonal Halloween pumpkin fragrance oil.

Homemade Ucuuba Butter Salt Scrub Recipe for Natural Winter Skin Care. This homemade ucuuba butter salt scrub recipe is a natural holistic solution to dry, itchy skin and eczema. Learn what makes this winter skin care recipe so special and how to craft your own.

Ucuuba Butter Salt Scrub Recipe

© Rebecca D. Dillon

Ingredients:

1 oz. ucuuba butter
2 oz. andiroba oil
.5 oz. vegetable based emulsifying wax
.25 oz. cupuacu butter
12 oz. Dead Sea salt
.1 oz. fragrance oil, optional

Uses and skin care benefits of exotic ucuuba butter. Homemade Ucuuba Butter Salt Scrub Recipe for Natural Winter Skin Care. This homemade ucuuba butter salt scrub recipe is a natural holistic solution to dry, itchy skin and eczema. Learn what makes this winter skin care recipe so special and how to craft your own.

Instructions:

Begin by using a digital scale to weigh out the ucuuba butter, capuaca butter, andiroba oil and emulsifying wax. Gently heat in a double boiler until melted.

While the butters, oil and wax are melting, weigh out the Dead Sea salt into a medium glass bowl.

Kick Your Severely Dry Skin (And Eczema!) to the Curb with Ucuuba Butter! This homemade ucuuba butter salt scrub recipe is a natural holistic solution to dry, itchy skin and eczema. Learn what makes this winter skin care recipe so special and how to craft your own.

Then weigh out the fragrance oil, if desired. Mix the fragrance oil into the salt until the fragrance is evenly distributed throughout the salt.

Once the butters, oil and wax have melted, remove from heat. Then add the salt mixture to the melted ingredients, mixing well to combine.

Homemade Ucuuba Butter Salt Scrub Recipe for Natural Winter Skin Care. This homemade ucuuba butter salt scrub recipe is a natural holistic solution to dry, itchy skin and eczema. Learn what makes this winter skin care recipe so special and how to craft your own.

Once the ucuuba butter salt scrub has cooled, mix the scrub again to break up the salt grains. Then spoon the scrub into your desired container(s.)

You can use your homemade ucuuba butter salt scrub recipe in two ways. You can either massage the salt scrub onto damp skin in a warm shower. Or, you can add the desired amount of the scrub to warm, running bath water. Once you finish bathing, simply pat dry.

For extremely dry skin, I recommend applying my bacuri butter body balm or my simple 3-ingredient bacuri body butter prior to getting dressed for an extra layer of skin protection and nourishment. Also be sure to try my natural bacuri butter & murumuru soap recipe!

You can also make a travel worthy solid lotion bar to take with you on the go. Simply melt, combine and mold 2 oz. beeswax, 1.75 oz. ucuuba butter, 2 oz. capuaca butter and 3 oz. andiroba oil using ingredients from Paris Fragrances.

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Skin Softening Hand Scrub Recipe

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Are dry hands your nemesis right now? Take charge of your skin’s health with this rose skin softening hand scrub recipe!

DIY Skin Softening Hand Scrub! If you hand soap is drying out your skin from repeated washing try something different! Take charge of your skin's health with this rose scented skin softening hand scrub recipe! Formulated with tamanu oil and other skin nourishing ingredients, your hands will be back to better health in no time! Plus 12 more body scrub recipes you'll want to try!

How many times a day do you wash your hands? When I think about how many times I wash my hands daily, I’m kind of floored. It’s no wonder that my hands dry out so easily.

Every trip to the restroom, whenever I cook or engage in a new creative project – I was my hands afterwards. And let’s face it, even the most moisturizing soap in the world can still dry out your hands with repeated use – especially in the winter. Which got me thinking. If my hand soap is contributing to my dry hands, why am I still using the same ordinary hand soap to wash them?

My rose skin softening hand scrub recipe is my solution for hands that look and feel healthier. Working with Dr. Bronner’s Rose Castile Liquid Soap as a base for my hand scrub, I then added a variety of natural ingredients to hydrate skin and promote skin health. One of these ingredients is tamanu oil.

What is Tamanu Oil?

Referred to as a remarkable skin regenerator, tamanu oil is easily absorbed by skin and is rich in moisturizing omega fatty acids. Its antioxidant properties can help to stem aging and prevent sun damage.

When used in skin care applications, tamanu oil has antimicrobial, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties that help to speed up healing. Additionally, this golden green carrier oil is incredibly effective at soothing dry skin as well as clearing up rashes. Used solo, it even makes a wonderful anti-aging eye serum.

Explore some of my anti-aging skin care recipes here.

In addition to the tamanu oil, I also used lanolin to help lock in moisture and protect hands from further damage. Shea nut oil is also included in my skin softening hand scrub recipe for its moisturizing properties while sugar exfoliates and sloughs off dead skin cells.

DIY Skin Softening Hand Scrub! If you hand soap is drying out your skin from repeated washing try something different! Take charge of your skin's health with this rose scented skin softening hand scrub recipe! Formulated with tamanu oil and other skin nourishing ingredients, your hands will be back to better health in no time! Plus 12 more body scrub recipes you'll want to try!

Rose Skin Softening Hand Scrub Recipe

© Rebecca D. Dillon

Ingredients:

10 oz. white granulated sugar
2.5 oz. Dr. Bronner’s Rose Castile Liquid Soap
.3 oz. pharmaceutical grade lanolin
.3 oz. shea nut oil
.25 oz. tamanu oil
.25 oz. cyclomethicone (optional)
.15 oz. emulsifying wax
.1 oz. rose kaolin clay
few drops rose absolute to suit (optional)

Instructions:

Begin by weighing out the lanolin and emulsifying wax using a digital scale. Place inside a medium glass mixing bowl or Pyrex measuring cup and heat in the microwave at 50% power until melted. Allow to cool slightly.

DIY Skin Softening Hand Scrub! If you hand soap is drying out your skin from repeated washing try something different! Take charge of your skin's health with this rose scented skin softening hand scrub recipe! Formulated with tamanu oil and other skin nourishing ingredients, your hands will be back to better health in no time! Plus 12 more body scrub recipes you'll want to try!

Tip: For extra dry hands or cracked skin, double the amount of lanolin called for in my skin softening hand scrub recipe!

Next, weigh the shea nut oil, tamanu oil, cyclomethicone and liquid soap. Combine with the melted wax and lanolin and stir gently to combine. Follow with a few drops of rose absolute to suit.

DIY Skin Softening Hand Scrub! If you hand soap is drying out your skin from repeated washing try something different! Take charge of your skin's health with this rose scented skin softening hand scrub recipe! Formulated with tamanu oil and other skin nourishing ingredients, your hands will be back to better health in no time! Plus 12 more body scrub recipes you'll want to try!

In a separate container weigh out the sugar and the clay. Then pour the sugar into the liquid ingredients and mix well.

DIY Skin Softening Hand Scrub! If you hand soap is drying out your skin from repeated washing try something different! Take charge of your skin's health with this rose scented skin softening hand scrub recipe! Formulated with tamanu oil and other skin nourishing ingredients, your hands will be back to better health in no time! Plus 12 more body scrub recipes you'll want to try!

Once the sugar is fully incorporated throughout the skin softening hand scrub, pour into your container(s) of choice. (I used two 4 oz. double walled jars for my scrub.) Then decorate or label your jars as desired for personal use or gifting. (I used washi tape to decorate my jar!)

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To use, scoop out desired amount from the container then wash hands as normal. Follow with your favorite hand cream or lotion. Or try my soothing moisture whip recipe for dry skin! 

DIY Skin Softening Hand Scrub! If you hand soap is drying out your skin from repeated washing try something different! Take charge of your skin's health with this rose scented skin softening hand scrub recipe! Formulated with tamanu oil and other skin nourishing ingredients, your hands will be back to better health in no time! Plus 12 more body scrub recipes you'll want to try!

More Body Scrub Recipes

If you like my skin softening hand scrub recipe, then you may also enjoy some of my other body scrub recipes. Here are some of my favorites!

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Peppermint Lip Balm Recipe with Lanolin for Dry, Chapped Lips

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Don’t let chapped lips ruin your day! My peppermint lip balm recipe is crafted using only natural ingredients that work in tandem to promote skin health.

Best Peppermint Lip Balm Recipe! This natural peppermint lip balm recipe is crafted using only natural ingredients that work in tandem to promote skin health. You'll love how the velvety smooth glide of this lip balm almost as much as its ability to soothe, moisturize and protect dry or chapped lips. While super awesome lip balm tubes with hooked caps mean you always have that protection at your fingertips wherever the day takes you. #diy #lipbalm #lipbalmrecipe #natural

You’ll love the velvety smooth glide of this lip balm almost as much as its ability to soothe, moisturize and protect dry or chapped lips. While a super awesome lip balm tube with a hooked cap means you always have that protection at your fingertips wherever the day takes you.

DIY Peppermint Lip Balm! Don't let chapped lips ruin your day! My peppermint lip balm recipe is crafted using only natural ingredients that work in tandem to promote skin health. You'll love how the velvety smooth glide of this lip balm almost as much as its ability to soothe, moisturize and protect dry or chapped lips. While a super awesome lip balm tube with a hooked cap means you always have that protection at your fingertips wherever the day takes you. #diy #lipbalm #lipbalmrecipe #natural

Don’t Let Winter Wreak Havoc on Your Lips!

If you’re like me, then you’ve already suffered through a bout of crazy dry, chapped lips this winter. Whether it was the dry winter air, the bitter arctic cold snap we had or just that new long lasting matte lipstick that wrecked them, the solution to regaining your lip health is as simple as a weekend DIY.

My natural peppermint lip balm recipe balm is formulated with beeswax and lanolin to not only lock in moisture, but to also protect lips from the elements and further damage. With that protection, lips are able to heal faster so you’re back to being your usual gorgeous self in no time!

DIY Peppermint Lip Balm! You’ll love the velvety smooth glide of this best peppermint lip balm recipe almost as much as its ability to soothe, moisturize and protect dry or chapped lips. While a super awesome lip balm tube with a hooked cap means you always have that protection at your fingertips wherever the day takes you. These are great for DIY party favors and Valentine’s Day gift for your child’s classroom too! #lipbalm #diy #partyfavors

Peppermint Lip Balm Recipe with Lanolin

© Rebecca D. Dillon

Ingredients:

.75 oz. sweet almond oil
.6 oz. beeswax pastilles
.25 oz. cocoa butter
.25 oz. refined shea butter
.25 oz. pharmaceutical grade lanolin
5 mL peppermint essential oil

Instructions:

Using a digital scale, weigh out the cocoa butter, shea butter, beeswax and sweet almond oil. Combine in a small scientific glass beaker.

Heat the ingredients either a double boiler or a microwave at 30% power until melted. Once melted, carefully remove the beaker from heat. (Your beaker will be hot!)

Now weigh out and stir in the lanolin. Continue stirring until the lanolin has fully melted.

Then, using a graduated transfer pipette, add 5 mL of peppermint essential oil.

DIY Peppermint Lip Balm! Don't let chapped lips ruin your day! My peppermint lip balm recipe is crafted using only natural ingredients that work in tandem to promote skin health. You'll love how the velvety smooth glide of this lip balm almost as much as its ability to soothe, moisturize and protect dry or chapped lips. While a super awesome lip balm tube with a hooked cap means you always have that protection at your fingertips wherever the day takes you. #diy #lipbalm #lipbalmrecipe #natural

Carefully pour the melted peppermint lip balm into ten .15 oz. lip balm tubes. I used the natural polypro lip balm tubes with hook caps from SKS Bottle & Packaging. (They also are available in white.)

Allow your peppermint lip balms to cool and fully harden, then snap on the hook caps. Label if desired for personal use or gifting, then hook them onto your keychain, belt loop or lanyard so your lip balm is always within easy reach!

Mix It Up with a Pop of Color!

You don’t have to make a plain jane peppermint lip balm if it’s color you crave. You can also add a pop of color!

Simply make my peppermint lip balm recipe as called for in the instructions above adding in a bit of lip safe mica as desired before you pour your lip balm into tubes. Alternately, you can also infuse the sweet almond oil with alkanet root powder or beet root powder for a punch of color.

This merlot tinted lip balm recipe creates a super moisturizing tinted lip balm for lips that look and feel fabulous! Create your own in custom colors for your own personal style or give my own fun and flattering tinted lip balm recipe a try as is for a beautiful look perfect for parties or everyday wear.

Not yet ready to wing it yourself? Then give one of my other tinted lip balm recipes a try. These lip balm recipes include my merlot tinted lip balm recipe, my natural tinted lip balm recipe, my tinted lip plumping lip balm recipe, my plant based vegan tinted lip balm recipe, my chocolate ginger agave lip butter recipe,  my tinted lemon ginger lip balm recipe, my tri-color lip balm recipe and my holiday red tinted lip balm recipe.

Want to Sell Your Peppermint Lip Balms?

If you’d like to create products from my peppermint lip balm recipe to sell, then you’ll need to follow good manufacturing practices (GMP) when making your products. You’ll find that the book, Good Manufacturing Practices for Soap and Cosmetic Handcrafters by Marie Gale, is a valuable resource if you’re just getting started making your own homemade soaps, skin care products and cosmetics.

In addition to GMP, you’ll also need to follow FDA guidelines for labeling your products. If you’re unsure about the rules and regulations regarding labeling cosmetics, the book, Soap and Cosmetic Labeling: How to Follow the Rules and Regs Explained in Plain English by Marie Gale, spells out everything you need to know to legally label your handcrafted products.

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Ginger Mint Soap Recipe for Nourishing Dry Skin

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This homemade ginger mint soap recipe is a wonderful skin care option for caring for and nourishing dry skin! Made with gentle ingredients that include cocoa butter, olive oil and black cumin seed oil, this ginger mint soap is a year round delight for anyone in need of a gentle cleanser to soothe irritated or dry skin.

Ginger Mint Soap Recipe! This homemade ginger mint soap recipe is a wonderful skin care option for caring for and nourishing dry skin! Made with gentle ingredients that include cocoa butter, olive oil and black cumin seed oil, this ginger mint soap is a year round delight for anyone in need of a gentle cleanser to soothe irritated or dry skin. #soap #soapmaking #skincare #soaprecipe #blackcuminseedoil #oliveoil #beauty #dryskin #dryskinremedy #gentlecleanser #cleanser #diy #crafts

Winter is most definitely here. With the recent arctic outbreak, dangerously cold temperatures and even winter storms in some areas, my skin is not my best asset right now. It’s dry and ashy and itchy and my hands, well, they straight up give my age away. So, in an effort to stem my skin’s downward spiral into mimicking the desert, I developed a new homemade soap recipe to nurture my skin and minimize the effects of those harsh winter elements.

Care for Dry Skin with this Ginger Mint Soap Recipe!

My ginger mint soap recipe is formulated to produce a low cleansing, high conditioning soap. What that means is that it won’t strip your skin of beneficial oils or make it drier. Rather this homemade soap gently cleanses skin while nourishing it in the process.

I used soapmaking oils known for their skin conditioning properties once saponified during the soapmaking process. These oils include olive oil along with sweet almond oil and cocoa butter. I also used a newer carrier oil I’ve recently started working with – black cumin seed oil.

(I recently shared a soothing rosacea cream recipe with black cumin seed oil in a guest post at The Nourished Life blog if you’re looking for more recipe ideas for this oil. You can find it here.)

Ginger Mint Soap Recipe! This homemade ginger mint soap recipe is a wonderful skin care option for caring for and nourishing dry skin! Made with gentle ingredients that include cocoa butter, olive oil and black cumin seed oil, this ginger mint soap is a year round delight for anyone in need of a gentle cleanser to soothe irritated or dry skin. #soap #soapmaking #skincare #soaprecipe #blackcuminseedoil #oliveoil #beauty #dryskin #dryskinremedy #gentlecleanser #cleanser #diy #crafts

Black cumin seed oil is a highly moisturizing carrier oil, rich in vitamins, minerals, Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids and amino acids. It’s often use in skin care applications to promote skin regeneration as well as reduce swelling and skin irritation. So whether you’re also struggling with dry skin or even eczema, black cumin seed oil is a wonderful product to add to your DIY skin care arsenal to promote skin health.

In addition, as with my homemade lavender bergamot deodorant, I included French green clay in my ginger mint soap recipe. French green clay not only gives this soap its beautiful color, but it is also valued for its rich mineral content and its toning and acne fighting skin care properties.

Finally I scented my ginger mint soap recipe with a ginger mint frost fragrance oil. If you’re looking for a soap fragrance that’s not strictly a seasonal scent, then you’ll want to give the ginger mint frost fragrance oil from Symphony Scents a try. This fragrance oil is a blend of sweet and spicy ginger tangled with cool mint and behaves beautifully in cold process soap. Whether it’s mid-winter or even summer, this fragrance is perfect for everyday use any time of the year.

If you’ve never made cold process soap before, I highly recommend that you check out my soapmaking tutorial prior to getting started. Additionally, you may also want to start with my beginner cold process soap recipe.

Ginger Mint Soap Recipe! This homemade ginger mint soap recipe is a wonderful skin care option for caring for and nourishing dry skin! Made with gentle ingredients that include cocoa butter, olive oil and black cumin seed oil, this ginger mint soap is a year round delight for anyone in need of a gentle cleanser to soothe irritated or dry skin. #soap #soapmaking #skincare #soaprecipe #blackcuminseedoil #oliveoil #beauty #dryskin #dryskinremedy #gentlecleanser #cleanser #diy #crafts

Ginger Mint Soap Recipe

© Rebecca D. Dillon

Ingredients:

.8 oz. black cumin seed oil (5%)
.8 oz. castor oil (5%)
1.6 oz. cocoa butter (10%)
3.2 oz. refined coconut oil (20%)
3.2 oz. sweet almond oil (20%)
6.4 oz. pomace olive oil (40%)

5.25 fl. oz. distilled water
2.2 oz. lye/sodium hydroxide

.5 oz. Ginger Mint Frost fragrance oil
.45 oz. (1 Tablespoon) French green clay

Instructions:

Before you begin, you’ll need to make sure you take all necessary safety precautions when working with lye. This includes wearing eye protection and gloves as well as ensuring none of your containers or utensils are made from aluminum.

My ginger mint soap recipe has a 33% water discount and 5% superfat. It will yield six homemade soap bars when using this rectangle silicone mold.

Begin my measuring out the distilled water in fluid ounces in a heat safe container. Then using a digital scale (I recommend this Bakers Math Scale) weigh out the lye. Slowly pour the lye into the water and stir until it has completely dissolved. Set aside to cool.

Next, weigh out the soapmaking oils and combine in a stainless steel pot or heat safe container. Heat on the stove top or at reduced power in a microwave or crock pot until melted. Remove from heat, then set aside to cool.

Once the lye-water and soapmaking oils reach about 90°-95°F, you’re ready to make soap!

Weigh out the French green clay and mix into the soapmaking oils using an immersion or stick blender.

Then slowly pour the lye-water into the soapmaking oils and mix with your stick blender until you reach a light trace.

Weigh out the fragrance oil and add to the soap batter. Then continue mixing to fully incorporate the scent. Once you reach a medium to heavy trace, pour the soap batter into your soap mold.

Cover the mold with plastic cling wrap if desired, then set aside in a safe location where it won’t be disturbed.

Your ginger mint soaps should be ready to unmold 24-48 hours later.

Once you’ve unmolded your homemade soaps, set them aside in a cool location for a minimum of four weeks to cure. Then wrap and label as desired for personal use or gifting.

If you’re planning to sell your ginger mint soaps, you’ll need to label them according to FDA guidelines. If you’re not sure how to label your homemade soaps, I highly recommend the book, Soap and Cosmetic Labeling: How to Follow the Rules and Regs Explained in Plain English, by Marie Gale.

Calendula Face Scrub DIY! Brighten your complexion and promote skin health with this Natural Calendula Face Scrub recipe! Using a natural face scrub with ingredients like calming calendula, gentle red Rhassoul clay and moisturizing rosehip seed oil can help combat these issues. Your skin will feel smoother and look healthier with every use of this calendula face scrub.

If you enjoyed my ginger mint soap recipe, then you may also want to check out my latest guest posts on The Nourished Life. There you’ll find natural skin care recipes for making a winter worthy calendula face scrub as well as my lavender bergamot salt bar soap. You can also find my new basic Bastille soap recipe with essential oils via my guest post at Everything Pretty. Or, you may also like my naturally tinted lip balm recipe for dry or chapped lips.

For more of my homemade soap recipes and tutorials, be sure to follow my Simply Soapmaking Pinterest board along with my DIY Bath and Body Pinterest board. You can also find and follow me on G+TumblrFacebookTwitterBlog Lovin’, and Instagram. Or subscribe to Soap Deli News via email for future updates, DIY projects and recipes.

If you make homemade soaps or bath & body products I’d love to see them! Simply add the hashtag #soapdelishowoff to your instagram and twitter posts!

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