Natural DIY Whipped Body Frosting Recipe

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Natural DIY Mocha Coffee Whipped Body Frosting Recipe

What better way to start your week than with a scrumptious whipped body frosting recipe?

I was a bit under the weather last week with the fibro kicking my butt more so than usual so I fell behind on whipping up my own new concoctions to share with you. I do promise to make up for this week, but in the meantime I thought I’d share with you this amazing homemade whipped body frosting recipe from one of my favorite blogs, Humblebee and Me.

Made from a three butter combo, this whipped body frosting recipe gets it’s scent from natural cocoa butter and is then accented with coffee essential oil for a fragrance that is truly divine. Olive oil thins out the butters so you’re able to whip it into a “tasty” body frosting, however you could easily substitute the olive oil with a lighter and less greasy feeling oil like jojoba or fractionated coconut oil – or simply your favorite carrier oil.

And, if you’re just dying to try this but don’t have any coffee essential oil on hand, you can always infuse the olive – or other oil – with coffee like I did for my popular coffee under eye cream recipe. Click here to check out the Whipped Mocha Body Frosting Recipe at Humblebee and Me blog and enjoy!

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Best DIY Skin Care Recipes for Dry Skin and Eczema

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Best DIY Skin Care Recipes for Dry Skin and Eczema

I’ve gotten a lot of requests recently on how to best conquer severely, dry winter skin and eczema so I thought I’d share a post with some of my favorite homemade skin care recipes that I’ve created, used and loved. My first bit of advice however, would be to toss the lotions.  Instead opt for body oils and butters as well as salves for the worst of the worst dry, damaged skin like hands and feet.

Hemp seed oil is probably my favorite oil for eczema and dry skin, and as it’s a “dry” oil, you don’t have to sweat it feeling greasy or staining your clothing. You can also sub it for any of the carrier oils in the following recipes.

DIY Dry Skin Body Oil Recipe

DIY Dry Skin Body Oil Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen


4 oz. hemp seed oil
1.5 oz. argan oil
2 oz. jojoba oil
.5 oz. rosehip seed oil or tamanu oil
1 ml vitamin E oil
1/2 ml rosemary extract
2 ml of essential oil of choice, optional


Weigh out the carrier oils for this recipe using a digital kitchen scale into a glass measuring cup. Next, using a different plastic transfer pipette for each oil, measure out the vitamin E and rosemary extract and add to the container of oils. If desired, you can also add up to 2 ml of your favorite essential oil(s) or up to 4 ml of your favorite fragrance oil.

After bathing, apply this body oil all over concentrating on areas that need the most love. Follow with a natural body butter or salve on areas affected by unbearably itchy dry skin or eczema.

DIY Natural Lanolin Salve Recipe for Dry Skin and Eczema

Natural Homemade Salve Recipes

Natural Lanolin & Neem Salve Recipe :: If you aren’t a fan of neem oil you can substitute it with your favorite carrier oil like sweet almond, hemp seed or tamanu. The essential oils in this recipe can also be subbed with your favorites. This recipe is especially beneficial for cracked skin.

Natural Lanolin Salve Recipe :: Similar to my lanolin salve with neem oil, this homemade salve recipe contains a blend of lavender and tea tree essential oils.

How to Create a Custom Salve Recipe :: Information on how to create your own custom herbal salve recipe via Wonder Wonder blog.

Calendula Ointment Recipe :: Made from healing calendula infused oil, this salve helps to soothe inflammation and help to heal damaged skin tissue.

DIY Winter Salve Recipes :: Twenty-five fabulous homemade herbal salve recipes to help keep your hands protected for dry, winter air and heal new damage and cracked, dry skin!

Natural DIY Handmade Shea Body Butter Recipe for Dry Skin and Eczema

Natural Handmade Body Butter Recipes

DIY Shea Body Butter Recipe :: This simple three ingredient body recipe is perfect for dry skin, feet and hands. Made using cocoa butter, shea butter and a carrier oil, this can also be scented with your favorite essential oil or fragrance. For an even richer body butter, substitute the rice bran oil for tamanu, rosehip seed, evening primrose, argan, calendula herbal oil or hemp seed oil.

Chocolate Orange Body Butter Recipe :: Lightly scented with sweet orange essential oil, this rich body butter contains moisturizing coconut oil, shea and cocoa butters, and sweet almond oil.

Lavender and Peppermint Foot Cream Recipe :: A rich and luxurious handmade cream recipe created with feet in mind. Ingredients like avocado oil, shea and cocoa butters, beeswax, and aloe give tired feet and dry skin the perfect lift. Apply morning and night and cover with socks for best results.

DIY Natural Peppermint Foot Cream Recipe :: Another fabulous homemade recipe for foot cream. This one contains cooling peppermint essential oil and anti-fungal tea tree oil. The fractionated coconut oil makes it less greasy but you can substitute with a richer carrier oil like the ones previously mentioned based on your specific skin care needs.

Sun & Skin Soother Recipe :: This natural cream recipe was formulated to tackle those summer sunburns. However, it’s great year round for those stubborn spots of dry skin too! Plus you don’t need a scale to make this recipe!

Natural Winter Snowflake Solid Lotion Bar Recipe :: Crafted from a collection of luxurious oils like argan, sweet almond, and macadamia nut oils, these cute snowflake shaped solid lotion bars provide long lasting skin benefits all season long.

Natural Moisturizing Homemade Foot Scrub Recipe for Dry, Rough Feet

Natural Moisturizing Scrub Recipes

DIY Natural Homemade Foot Scrub Recipe :: Quite possibly the best handmade foot scrub recipe ever, this salt scrub not only exfoliates away dead skin with fine sea salt, pumice and walnut shell powders, it also provides rich moisture from shea and cocoa butters, and argan and sweet almond oils. Use it to slough away dead skin and scaly eczema by substituting the pumice powder with Epsom salts or sugar.

Chocolate Exfoliating Body Wash & Foot Scrub Recipes :: Create your own sulphate free, creamy and moisture intense body wash and foot scrub with these simple to prepare recipes made from a natural liquid soap, avocado oil, shea butter and exfoliating ingredients like apricot kernel meal, sugar and ground pumice.

Natural Lemon Verbena Solid Sugar Scrub Cubes :: These natural solid sugar scrub cubes are made without a melt and pour soap base meaning more love for your dry skin. This recipe is formulated with rich, skin conditioning cocoa butter, kokum butter, shea butter, coconut oil, and luxurious organic argan oil which is naturally rich in vitamin E and phenols, carotenes, squalene and fatty acids. Skip the sugar and make super moisture intense bath melts instead.

Homemade Peppermint Foaming Sugar Scrub Recipe :: This all natural sugar scrub cleanses as you exfoliate so you can toss your body wash or bar soap completely out of the equation. Shea butter and a touch of rosehip seed oil make this perfect for skin needing a little extra love.

Natural Handmade Neem Oil Cold Process Soap Recipe for Dry Skin and Eczema

Natural Moisturizing Homemade Soap Recipes

Natural Handmade Neem Oil Soap Recipe :: This natural handmade soap recipe is made with neem oil and is specially formulated for those with eczema and psoriasis as well as scalp conditions like dandruff and seborrhoeic dermatitis.

Natural Homemade Yogurt Soap Recipe :: Made using real Greek yogurt, this homemade cold process soap recipe is crafted with a blend of butters and oils renowned for their moisturizing properties.

Handmade Skin Loving Soap Recipe :: Created for dry skin, this handmade cold process soap recipe contains hemp seed and avocado soapmaking oils as well as shea and cocoa butters.

Easy Natural Unscented Goat Milk Soap Recipe :: An unscented goat milk soap recipe perfect for sensitive, maturing and dry skin. It won’t strip your skin and also makes a great facial bar.

Natural Lanolin Shaving Soap Recipe :: While this particular cold process soap recipe was created to be used for shaving, it also works fabulously as a moisture intense body soap.

For more fabulous handmade skin care recipes, be sure to follow my DIY Bath & Body board on Pinterest. For future recipes, follow Soap Deli News on Blog Lovin’ or keep up by following me on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and Instagram.

Fabulous Handmade Knit Fall Fashion Accessories

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I love love love fall! In fact, now that the nights have been dipping down into the 60’s I’m even more excited for fall to arrive. I even pulled out my box of hand knit hats and fingerless gloves to see what I have and what I might need. Okay, so I really don’t “need” anything new. But I do really want to add to my collection. So I’ve been browsing for some fun new hand knit accessories for fall. Following are a few of my favorites that I found.

Hand knit fantastic fox hat for fall
Handmade Fantastic Fox Hat from awberry – Fine. I admit I bought this one. But at just $25 with free shipping I couldn’t resist. I tried. Really. Just not very hard. *wink*

Hand Knit Burnt Orange Fingerless Gloves for Fall

Hand Knit Burnt Orange Wool Fingerless Gloves from reflectionsbyds – These would dashing with the fox hat, don’t you think?

DIY Knit Hat Pattern - Deer with Antlers for Fall

Deer with Antlers Hat Knitting Pattern from Tiny Owl’s Magic Attic – I absolutely adore this hat and if it wasn’t a pattern I would have purchased it already. Unfortunately I don’t know how to knit. Maybe if I buy the pattern I can find a volunteer who will swap their knitting skills for soap. What do you think?

Hand Knit Charcoal Leaf and Flower Scarf for Fall - Fun Fashion Accessory

Hand Knit Leaf and Flower Charcoal Colored Scarf from Leafy Design – I’m thinking there would be some scarf envy going on among friends if I wore this scarf out and about!

Cream Colored Hand Knit Fall Fashion Accessories

1. Luxurious Organic Merino Wool Knit Cream Colored Scarflette from Tickled Pink Knits | 2. Handmade Cream Merino Knit Fingerless Gloves from Cozy Knittings | 3. Off White Handmade Knit Purse with Wooden Handles from Zago Craft Novelties

What is your favorite staple in your fall wardrobe?

After Sun Skin Care Recipes

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It seems as if a large number of my friends on facebook have been posting about some rather serious sunburns as of late. Of course, the best way to prevent this is to lather on the sunscreen BEFORE you go out in the sun. In case you forgot though, or the sun was being extra tricky that day, I thought I’d share some after sun skin care recipes on caring for your sunburns.

Many years ago I created a Sun and Skin Soother Cream as an after sun cream. I shared the recipe for this handmade cream on my blog a few years back and transferred it over to my new blog when I moved it in 2009. You can still find that recipe here.

My Sun and Skin Soother Cream was the original idea behind my Lavender and Peppermint Foot Cream Recipe before I expanded on it and changed a few things. If you want a richer after sun cream, you can use my Lavender and Peppermint Foot Cream Recipe with a few changes. Depending on how sensitive your skin is you may want to omit the peppermint essential oil and the tea tree oil. The remaining ingredients of the recipe will make an extra nourishing cream that will really moisturize and help relieve your burn. The shea and cocoa butters, vitamin E, and avocado oil will penetrate and moisturize your parched skin and help it to heal while the glycerin and beeswax will help lock that moisture in. The addition of lavender essential oil and aloe butter will help to soothe the burn and the Restorative Skin Oil is just the icing on the cake though it is optional as well. You can find that recipe here.

If you’d rather opt for an after sun lotion, Soap Queen has a great recipe for making a Healing, Soothing Sunburn Lotion. Note that this particular recipe, however, does require a scale as you’ll be weighing your ingredients rather than measuring them out. It yields five 4oz. bottles so you can make some for yourself, your family and your friends to carry with them and slather on whenever the burn gets to be too much.
Healing, Soothing Sunburn Lotion Recipe
(Recipe courtesy of Soap Queen Blog.)
18 oz. Aloe Vera Water
1.2 oz. Shea Butter
1.7 oz. Sweet Almond Oil
1 oz. Avocado Oil
1.2 oz. Emulsifying Wax
1 oz. Stearic Acid
.2 oz. Phenonip
.1 oz. German Chamomile
.1 oz. Lavender Essential Oil

You can also buy the Lotion Kit here and substitute the water portion with Aloe Vera (gel) Water.

Digital scale
Stick Blender
one 16 oz. wide-mouth container
one 32 oz. wide-mouth container
Five 4 ounce bottles

Why German Chamomile? German Chamomile has a high azulene content. Azulene helps calm skin inflamation and decrease redness. Lavender is useful for helping to reduce the sting in the burn and the aromatherapy properties may help to provide emotional stability during the painful sunburn recovery period. Aloe Vera Gel (water) is a well known healing and soothing plant for all kinds of common skin issues, from cuts to bruises to sunburns.


For step by step instructions on completing this recipe as well as photos of the process, visit Soap Queen blog. You’ll also find recipes there for crafting your own Soothing After Sun Oil and Making an After Sun Spritzer.

What’s your favorite product or raw plant material to use on your sunburns?

Lavender and Cream Cold Process Soap Recipe

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4 oz. olive oil
2.5 oz. coconut oil
1.5 oz. palm oil
1.25 oz. lye
2.5 oz. lavender infused water
1 oz. half-n-half
1/4 fl. oz. lavender essential oil
1/4 tsp. freesia fragrance oil


Add the half-n-half to the lye water after it has dissolved. Continue using your basic cold process soapmaking instructions. The lavender water should have the flowers removed before using. All ingredients are by weight unless otherwise noted.