Homemade Lanolin Skin Care Recipes

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Learn all about the benefits of lanolin and discover sixteen fantastic homemade lanolin skin care recipes that can help to protect and moisturize skin all winter long!

Learn about the benefits of lanolin and discover sixteen fantastic homemade lanolin skin care recipes that can help to protect and moisturize skin all winter long!

What is lanolin and what benefits can be gained from lanolin in skin care applications?

So, what is lanolin? Lanolin is a naturally occurring wax that is secreted by the glands of sheep and other wool bearing animals that helps them shed water from their coats. When sheep are sheared in order to use their wool for textiles such as yarn or felt, the wool is first run through rollers in order to extract the lanolin. Because lanolin is very similar in composition to the oils secreted by our own skin it’s able to provide a protective moisture barrier when used in skin care products. It acts as an excellent moisturizer and skin smoother as it’s capable of not only penetrating the outer layers of our own skin while still allowing it to breathe, but it is also a humectant able to attract and absorb up to 300% water.

According to Wikipedia lanolin is superior to both petroleum and glycerin with its emollient effects lasting for an eight hour period after the first application and up to 72 hours after a fifth day of consecutive use. Therefore this natural skin salve is perfect for severely dry and cracked skin, eczema and psoriasis. Convinced? Then check out my collection of sixteen homemade lanolin skin care recipes below to discover what are sure to become a few of your new favorites!

Homemade Neem Oil and Bee Pollen Skin Cream Recipe

Homemade lanolin skin care recipes to nurture and nourish skin through winter.

1. Healing Winter Body Balm Recipe (plus a snowflake label tutorial!)
2. Homemade Chocolate Orange Body Butter Recipe and Sugar Scrub Recipe
3. Cinnamon Sugar Homemade Non-Greasy Body Butter Recipe
4. Vanilla & Fig Non-Greasy Body Butter Recipe
5. Natural Rosemary & Neem Oil Foot Salve Recipe
6. Natural Lanolin & Neem Salve Recipe
7. Natural Lanolin Shaving Soap Recipe
8. Handmade Natural Lanolin Salve Recipe

Learn all about the benefits of lanolin and discover sixteen fantastic homemade lanolin skin care recipes that can help to protect and moisturize skin all winter long!

9. Dr. Lipp Original Nipple Balm for Lips Dupe
10. Merlot Tinted Lip Balm Recipe with Lanolin
11. Bee Pollen Soap Recipe with Lanolin
12. Heal and Protect Winter Lip Balm Recipe with Lanolin
13. Neem Oil and Bee Pollen Skin Cream Recipe with Lanolin
14. Lemon Verbena Body Butter Recipe with Lanolin
15. Non-greasy Lavender Body Butter Recipe with Lanolin
16. Vanilla & Fig Homemade Shaving Soap Recipe with Lanolin

If you like these homemade lanolin skin care recipes, then you’ll also love my natural neem oil skin care recipes. (Found here.) Also be sure to follow me on Pinterest for even more fabulous natural homemade skin care recipes including homemade soap recipes, homemade salves, body butter and sugar scrub recipes! You can also find and follow me on Blog Lovin’TumblrFacebook, TwitterG+ and Instagram.


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DIY Solid Sugar Scrub Snowballs

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These sparkling DIY solid sugar scrub snowballs are not only a fun way to pamper yourself this winter, but they also make unique DIY Christmas gift ideas for any bath and body lover!

These sparkling DIY solid sugar scrub snowballs are not only a fun way to pamper yourself this winter, but they also make unique DIY Christmas gift ideas for any bath and body lover! These DIY solid sugar scrub snowballs are are pretty straight forward and easy to make. Just give yourself a few hours and you’ve got the perfect pampering Christmas gift!

These sparkling DIY solid sugar scrub snowballs are not only a fun way to pamper yourself this winter, but they also make unique DIY Christmas gift ideas for any bath and body lover!

DIY Solid Sugar Scrub Snowballs

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

.6 oz. shea butter
1 oz. cocoa butter
.25 oz. emulsifying wax
1.5 oz. refined coconut oil
.35 oz. grapeseed oil
.1 oz. fragrance oil, optional
11.4 oz. white granulated sugar
pinch to 1/4 teaspoon blue ultramarine pigment powder

“Snow Sparkle” Ingredients:

2 oz. white granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon white, pearl or Diamond dust mica powder

Instructions:

To make these DIY solid sugar scrub snowballs, begin by using a digital scale to weigh out the shea butter, cocoa butter and emulsifying wax. Combine in a double boiler or a large glass Pyrex measuring cup then heat in the double boiler or in the microwave at 50% power until all the ingredients have melted. Remove from heat.

Weigh out the grapeseed oil – or another carrier oil like hemp seed oil, rosehip seed oil, pumpkin seed oil, or jojoba oil – the coconut oil and, if desired, the fragrance oil you’ve chosen to use. (You can also use half the amount in an essential oil or essential oil blend of your choice.) Stir into the melted butter and wax mixture until they are completely melted.

In a separate container, weigh out 11.4 oz. of sugar. Depending on how blue you want your snowballs, add a pinch to 1/4 teaspoon of the blue ultramarine pigment powder. (You can use other colors as well or omit the color all together.) Whisk the pigment powder into the sugar until it is evenly distributed throughout and there are no clumps.

Allow the melted butters, wax and oils to cool slightly. You want to be able to handle the oil without being burned.

While this cools, prepare your snow sparkle ingredients. Weigh out 2 oz. of sugar into a container. Now measure out the mica and whisk into the sugar until it’s evenly incorporated.

Now slowly pour the sugar into the melted butters, wax and oils whisking with a fork as you go.

You’re now ready to form your snowballs! I used my hands for this part, however you could also use a bath bomb mold or a meat baller for uniform sugar scrub snowballs.

Lay a piece of wax or parchment paper onto a flat working surface and pour about half of the snow sparkle ingredients on the paper. Now form the sugar scrub mixture into balls the desired size. These will feel like they aren’t very solid and a little like they won’t stay together, but they will. Pack the balls as tightly as you can then roll them into the snow sparkle ingredients one at a time, adding more of the sugar and mica mixture as needed. Sprinkle additional sugar and mica onto the balls as desired.

Arrange the snowballs you’ve just made gently onto a plate, the place the plate in the refrigerator for about an hour or until the snowballs have hardened completely.

These sparkling DIY solid sugar scrub snowballs are not only a fun way to pamper yourself this winter, but they also make unique DIY Christmas gift ideas for any bath and body lover! These DIY solid sugar scrub snowballs are pretty straight forward and easy to make. Just give yourself a few hours and you've got the perfect pampering Christmas gift!

Now remove the solid sugar scrub snowballs from the refrigerator and package as desired in a large mason jar or in plastic containers. Your completed DIY solid sugar scrub snowballs not only crush easily in the tub or shower for use, but also offer nourishing moisture and exfoliation for dry skin without feeling oily. And they sparkle just like real snow!

(Your final quantity of sparking snowball sugar scrubs will depend on the size you choose to make your solid sugar scrubs. The combined weight of all your ingredients will tell you the total amount of your final product. If you live in a warm climate, I recommend decreasing the amount of grapeseed oil to .25 oz. and increasing the emulsifying wax to .35 oz. as a starting point.)

Now simply label or decorate your packaging as desired for gifting!

For more of my homemade bath and body recipes as well as favorites from around the web, be sure to check out and follow my DIY Bath and Body board on Pinterest. If you’re looking more homemade Christmas gift ideas, you’ll also enjoy my Christmas gift idea boards on PinterestUnique DIY Christmas Gift Ideas and DIY Stocking Stuffer Sized Christmas Gifts. You can also find and follow me via Blog Lovin’ and TumblrFacebook, Twitter, 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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Natural Tinted Lip Balm Recipe with Skin Protectants Lanolin & Beeswax!

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Keep lips looking and feeling great with this natural tinted lip balm recipe that protects lips and soothes dry or chapped lips. Natural ingredients come together to to help keep lips moisturized to protect against chapping while a tiny hint of sheer color lends lips a healthy glow.

Keep lips looking and feeling great with this natural tinted lip balm recipe that protects lips and soothes dry or chapped lips. Natural ingredients come together to to help keep lips moisturized to protect against chapping while a tiny hint of sheer color lends lips a healthy glow.

Keep lips looking great with this natural tinted lip balm recipe with skin protectants lanolin & beeswax that moisturize, soothe & protect chapped lips.

Natural Tinted Lip Balm Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

.25 oz. grapeseed oil
.15 oz. sunflower oil
.1 oz. refined (76° melt point) coconut oil
.2 oz. beeswax
.05 oz. lanolin
1/4 teaspoon alkanet root powder
10 drops spearmint essential oil
6 drops peppermint essential oil

Instructions:

To create this natural tinted lip balm recipe, you’ll begin by using a digital scale to weigh out the beeswax. Place in double boiler or in a small one cup glass Pyrex measuring cup and heat at 50% power until the beeswax has melted fully.

Now weigh out the lanolin and coconut oil and mix into the melted beeswax. You may need to heat the mixture again so all of the ingredients are liquified.

Measure out the alkanet root powder with a measuring spoon and stir into the hot melted beeswax, lanolin and coconut oil. (This winter lip balm recipe, while it looks dark, actually goes on very sheer with just a tiny hint of red. For darker color use more alkanet root powder. Alternately you may omit it altogether if you want a completely clear product.)

Next, weigh the grape seed and sunflower oils and stir into the other ingredients.

Keep lips looking great with this natural tinted lip balm recipe with skin protectants lanolin & beeswax that moisturize, soothe & protect chapped lips.

Use a dropper or transfer pipette to add the essential oils. Give one final stir then pour into empty lip balm tubes. Allow to cool completely then decorate your tubes as desired. (I used this clip art from Citrus & Mint.)

This heal and protect winter lip balm recipe yields five lip balms. To use simply apply to lips as desired.

If you like this recipe you may also like my Winter Mint Moisturizing Hair Mask Recipe and my Neem Oil & Bee Pollen Skin Cream Recipe. Or try my new Anti Aging Night Cream Recipe for dry and mature skin.

For more winter skin care recipes as well as lip balm recipes, homemade soap recipes and beauty DIY’s be sure to follow my boards on Pinterest. You can also find and follow me on Blog Lovin’, Tumblr, Facebook, Twitter, G+ and Instagram.


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Winter Mint Homemade Moisturizing Hair Mask Recipe

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This winter mint homemade moisturizing hair mask recipe is made with natural ingredients and delivers intense moisture to hair ravaged by winter's elements. It also makes a lovely homemade hand cream!

Winter can wreak havoc on even the healthiest of hair leaving you struggling to find new shampoos and conditioners to alleviate your dry tresses. Instead of switching up shampoo and conditioners this time around I decided instead to create a winter mint homemade moisturizing hair mask recipe to help counteract the effects of winter. Made using natural ingredients this homemade moisturizing hair mask recipe delivers intense moisture to hair ravaged by winter’s elements along with the fresh scent of spearmint and peppermint.

I was inspired to formulate this homemade moisturizing hair mask recipe by one of this month’s Birchbox samples of Amika’s Nourishing Mask For The Hair. This product conditions hair with the power of sea buckthorn berry and jojoba oil and provides intense conditioning for all hair types. I adapted their ingredients in my own recipe to provide more intense moisture by using less liquid and in lieu of the water – the first ingredient in their product – I used a smaller amount of aloe vera instead. I also made cocoa butter and argan oils the primary ingredients. Per your preference however, you can either use jojoba or argan oil or a combination of both when making this for yourself. Or even substitute the cocoa butter with shea butter or even mango butter.

This winter mint homemade moisturizing hair mask recipe is made with natural ingredients and delivers intense moisture to hair ravaged by winter's elements.

Winter Mint Homemade Moisturizing Hair Mask Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

.75 oz. cocoa butter
.5 oz. jojoba oil or argan oil
.5 oz. aloe vera gel
.25 oz. emulsifying wax
3 ml dimethicone
1.5 ml sea buckthorn oil
.02 oz.Optiphen Plus (paraben free preservative)
12 drops spearmint essential oil
12 drops peppermint essential oil
5 drops vitamin E oil

Instructions:

Using a digital kitchen scale begin by weighing out the cocoa butter and the emulsifying wax into a 2 cup or larger glass Pyrex measuring cup. Melt at 60% power in the microwave until melted fully. (Alternately you can also use a double boiler.) Now weigh out the jojoba oil (or argan oil) and sea buckthorn oil and stir into the mixture.

Allow the mixture to cool to around 160°F then weigh out the preservative and stir into the mixture.

Using graduated transfer pipettes measure out and add the Dimethicone, vitamin E, and the essential oils. Stir to combine.

Now weigh out the aloe vera gel in a separate container and heat at reduced power in the microwave to the same temperature as the melted oils and cocoa butter. (You can also try coconut water in place of the aloe!) Add to the hair mask ingredients and mix using a stick blender until the mixture starts to thicken and become creamy.

Pour into a 2 oz. container and allow to thicken fully. The final product will be pliable and similar to the texture of play dough.

To use scoop out desired amount based on hair length and massage into hair until fully covered. (It will melt into your hair as you massage it in.) Leave on anywhere from 5 minutes to overnight then wash out as usual. For extremely damaged or “fried” hair use once or twice a week as a normal conditioner or massage a small amount into ends of hair as a leave in product.

DIY Beauty Hair Care Tips

I like to use this as a regular conditioner when needed and rinse then follow with Not Your Mothers Beach Babe Texturizing Sea Salt Spray, 8 oz after towel drying. I then massage in the sea salt spray into my and towel dry a second time. This adds volume while still leaving hair looking healthy and shiny and prevents the extra conditioning from weighing my fine hair down. I then air dry and then turn my head upside down and finger comb through.

To help keep your healthier on a regular basis without stripping it I also recommend using a cleansing conditioner instead of a regular shampoo. I’m currently crushing on Renpure Solutions Rosemary Mint Cleansing Conditioner. While not as lush as my favorite – Macadamia Oil Flawless Cleansing Conditioner – it is more affordable at just $6.99 a bottle. I’m also able to buy it locally at Target.

If you can’t get enough of how good this hair mask smells, I also found that this homemade moisturizing hair mask recipe also doubles as a wonderful hand cream!

For more homemade hair care recipes as well as homemade soap recipes and bath and beauty DIY’s be sure to follow my Pinterest boards. You can also find and follow me on Blog Lovin’, Tumblr, Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus and Instagram.


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