Free Printable Valentines for Kids (And Kids At Heart!)

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The cutest free printable valentines for kids (and kids at heart!) for Valentine’s Day. Get ready for Valentine’s Day with this adorable collection of free printable valentines featuring woodland creatures and magical delights for all ages. Read on to discover a number of printable valentines that you can download and print for free — both for kids and a few for adults as well!

Free printable valentines for kids. The cutest free printable valentines for kids (and kids at heart!) for Valentine's Day. Get ready for Valentine's Day with this adorable collection of free printable valentines featuring woodland creatures and magical delights for all ages. These Valentine's day cards feature adorable woodland creatures like foxes, racoons, badgers, bears, owls and porcupines. As well as fun designs with sweet treats, crystals balls and magic love potions.

Free Printable Valentines for Kids

Created using clip art images from DigitalArtsi, my original Valentine’s day card designs are simply too cute to pass up. However, if you aren’t dead set on these free printable valentines, you can simply purchase clipart to make your own! (They’re super affordable, and there are just SO many cute clipart elements to choose from.)

There are five sets of free printable valentines for kids to choose from, all have different versions of my own designs with nine Valentine’s day cards per page. These Valentine’s day cards feature adorable woodland creatures like foxes, racoons, badgers, bears, owls and porcupines. As well as fun designs with sweet treats, crystals balls and magic love potions.

Free printable valentines for kids. The cutest free printable valentines for kids (and kids at heart!) for Valentine's Day. Get ready for Valentine's Day with this adorable collection of free printable valentines featuring woodland creatures and magical delights for all ages. These Valentine's day cards feature adorable woodland creatures like foxes, racoons, badgers, bears, owls and porcupines. As well as fun designs with sweet treats, crystals balls and magic love potions.

These Valentine’s day card include the following quotes:

  • You make life bearable, Valentine.
  • You’re my magic potion, Valentine.
  • I’m wild about you, Valentine.
  • You’ll owlways be my friend, Valentine.
  • You steal my heart, Valentine.
  • You put a spell on me, Valentine.
  • You’re magical, Valentine.

Ready to make someone’s day with a cute valentine? Choose your favorite printable valentines for kids below. Simply download the Valentine’s day designs of your choice and print onto standard 8.5″ x 11″ cardstock. Then use a paper cutter or scissors to cut out the cards to hand deliver to your favorite little valentines. 

You're so sweet printable valentines for kids. Free printable valentines cards for your sweet little valentine on Valentine's Day.

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Free printable valentines cards for kids classrooms. Super cute woodland creature Valentine's Day cards to download, print and gift. Perfect for kids classrooms, these free printable valentines for kids feature woodland creatures like a fox, bear, racoon, badger, owl and porcupine with adorable valentine sayings.

Download here.

Magical valentines day cards. Print, cut and gift these fun valentines day cards for kids. A super cute idea for parents to gift to kids as well as classroom valentines day cards with designs like a magic love potion bottle, heart shaped potpourri and a starry crystal ball.

Download here.

You're so sweet valentine. You're magical valentine. Cute valentine card sayings for kids on printable cards featuring love potions, sweet cakes, valentine treats, cute racoons, crystal balls and heart shaped valentine potpourri.

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Valentine's day cards for kids. Printable valentines for kids classrooms featuring woodland creatures. A fox, racoon, bear, owl, badger and porcupine. Cute valentines day cards for kids with adorable valentine quotes.

Download here.

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

More Free Valentine’s Day Cards

Looking for Valentine’s Day gift ideas? You can explore my DIY Valentine’s day gifts here. Or check out these handmade Valentine’s day gift ideas via my curated collection on Etsy. You can discover more DIY ideas for Valentine’s day on my Pinterest board.

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Creative Ways to Upcycle Dishes with Lead Paint for DIY Home Decor

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Believe it or not, decorative dishware produced as late as 2004 has been found to contain lead paint. While no longer deemed safe for eating, you don’t have to toss your favorite vintage dishes. Instead try one of these creative ways to upcycle dishes with lead paint to create unique, DIY home decor!

Creative Ways to Upcycle Dishes with Decorative Lead Paint for DIY Home Decor on a Budget. Don't toss your vintage dishes with decorative lead paint. Try one of these creative ways to upcycle dishes instead to create unique, DIY home decor and garden art! While no longer deemed safe for eating, you don't have to toss your favorite vintage dishes. Instead try one of these creative ways to upcycle dishes with lead paint to create unique, DIY home decor!

Your Dishes May Not Be Food Safe!

I think most families have some Corelle dishes in their cupboards. They are a popular plate and dish brand thanks to their durability and trendy designs. Today, people covet the old styles, scouring flea markets and thrift stores to complete their collections.

I bought two sets of Corelle dishes years ago because I was sick of chipped or broken plates. Corelle plates are virtually indestructible, so they last for many, many years.

A word of warning though, if they do break, they shatter! You’ll be finding glass shards on the floor and in the next room for weeks.

Your beloved Corelle dishes may bring back fond memories of sitting around the dinner table with family and friends, but they may also be slowly deteriorating your body due to lead paint exposure.

Tamara Rubin, Lead Safe Mama, recently tested several vintage Corelle pieces and found lead paint in the decorative designs.

They are vintage, so it doesn’t apply to you, right? No, for these purposes vintage is anything before 2005. That’s only 15 years ago. Considering the durability of the plates and bowls, it’s definitely possible that your dishes are older than 2005.

In her article, Tamara shows screenshots of conversations with Corelle. Corelle states that lead paint was common in glazes and decorative designs before the 1990s. Corelle has not used lead paint for decorative designs since the “mid 2000s”. They recommend using any pieces made before 2005 to be used as decoration only.

Plain white plates are testing okay. The lead is found in the paint that was used for the design on plates. 

Creative Ways to Upcycle Dishes with Decorative Lead Paint for DIY Home Decor on a Budget. Don't toss your vintage dishes with decorative lead paint. Try one of these creative ways to upcycle dishes instead to create unique, DIY home decor and garden art! While no longer deemed safe for eating, you don't have to toss your favorite vintage dishes. Instead try one of these creative ways to upcycle dishes with lead paint to create unique, DIY home decor!

Creative Ways to Upcycle Dishes With Lead Paint

No one wants to just throw away their plates, but you can’t use them to eat off of. So what can you do with them?

There are a lot of ways to upcycle dishes and plates. You can use them in a number of ways to decorate your home both inside and outside. Following are some creative ways to upcycle dishes with lead paint.

Unique upcycled wall art ideas. The Elephant wall art decor from Sabotage900 illustrates a unique ways to upcycle vintage plates with decorative lead paint into whimsical DIY home decor.

Painted Elephant Wall Art via Sabotage900

Creative Way to Upcycle Dishes for Wall Decor

Hang Them on The Wall

If your plates have a decorative design, you can hang them on the wall. Many people hang them in their dining room or kitchen because, well, that’s where plates are used most often.

Don’t be limited to just food related rooms. Use a grouping of plates above the bed for a whimsical and fun grouping that won’t cost you anything.

Paint Plates for Unique DIY Art

If you don’t like the design of your plates, paint them! Painting plates is easy to do. Since you won’t be washing them, you can use acrylic paint or enamel and not have to worry about the paint being food safe or washable. You could even prime them and spray paint them if you want to completely change the color and design.

You can use a stencil or paint them freehand. This is a great way to get custom decor that matches the colors in your home.

Upcycling ideas for mismatched plates or vintage plates with decorative lead paint. This wall art idea from Sabotage900 on Etsy features an illustrated deer for fun & quirky, unique home decor using repurposed dishes.

This wall art idea from Sabotage900 features an illustrated deer for fun & quirky, unique home decor using repurposed dishes.

Upcycled wall decor ideas using thrift store finds. Creative ways to upcycle dishes with lead paint. Paint your vintage dishes for unique DIY wall decor like this octopus wall art from Homebody UA on Etsy.

I also really love this idea for Painted Plate Octopus Wall Art from Homebody UA for using groupings of painted plates to create unique, painted plate wall art for your home.

decorative hand painted plates with patterns

Or, you can paint a decorative pattern or a mandala design on your vintage plates as another way to upcycle your dishes.

Decorative plate with evergreen sprigs and berries for home decor

Decorate Without Painting

If you’re not artistic or don’t want to paint them, you can change the look of old plates with some greenery or flowers. Simply use hot glue to attach sprigs of flowers or greens and maybe a bow or some other decoration and hang the plate on the wall.

Decoupage Plates

If you don’t want to paint, decoupage your plates. Use patterned scrapbook paper to die cut or hand cut cute shapes. Animals and flowers are always popular.

You can also use fabric to decoupage plates. Either cut a shape or cover the entire plate with fabric like you would with the scrapbook paper.

Use Mod Podge to glue the paper to the plate. You can also use Mod Podge as a sealer to easier cleaning.

Chalkboard Sign

If your plate has a decorative edge, it might make cute chalkboard sign. Use chalk paint to paint the center and leave the pretty edge. Then hang on the wall or use a plate stand to display. You can change the sign easily for different holidays or use it for inspirational quotes.

This chalkboard style plate from Ranch Life Gifts illustrates a creative way to use chalk paint to upcycles your dishes with lead plate that are no longer food safe. Plus discover more creative ways to upcycle dishes with lead paint that are no longer food safe.

This chalkboard style plate from Ranch Life Gifts illustrates a cute way to use chalk paint to upcycle your dishes with lead plate that are no longer food safe. You can also use this same concept to create an upcycled plate, chalkboard countdown calendar for Christmas.

Creative ways to decorate your home with vintage dishes with decorative lead paint that are no longer food safe.

Upcycle Dishes to Use As a Backdrop

For more creative ways to upcycle dishes, use plates to decorate your mantel or on a desk or buffet table. Set a larger plate on a stand and then add candlesticks, vases, and other items in the same color scheme.

This is an easy and inexpensive way to decorate. Shop your own home for objects that would look cute grouped together.

Make Creative Centerpieces with Upcycled Dishes

Larger dinner plates or serving trays with lead paint can’t be used for food, but they can still be used as centerpiece. Add potpourri or flowers to make a cute centerpiece.

Change your centerpiece with the seasons by using pine cones, Easter eggs, or dried berries for Christmas.

Make Unique DIY Garden & Yard Art You can use plates, bowls, and cups in your yard, flower beds, or on your patio. For bowls, paint them red and add some white polka dots to create a cute mushroom for the yard like this example of vintage dish mushroom from Blue Cottage Creation.

Make Unique DIY Garden & Yard Art

You can use plates, bowls, and cups in your yard, flower beds, or on your patio. For bowls, paint them red and add some white polka dots to create a cute mushroom for the yard like this example of vintage dish mushrooms from Blue Cottage Creation.

You can also attach a coffee cup to the center of a dinner plate to make a flower. Attach to a stake and place in your yard or flower beds for whimsical flowers.

This upcycled plate flower from Tambrey the Repurposer is a great example of one of the many ways to upcycle dishes for garden art.

This upcycled plate flower from Tambrey the Repurposer is a great example of one of the many ways to upcycle dishes for garden art.

Upcycled bird bath from vintage dishes from Mscenna on Etsy

You can even make an upcycled vintage dish bird bath, like this example from MsCenna.

Upcycled vintage teacup bird feeder idea from GoGoGarden

Or craft a fun teacup bird feeder, similar to this upcycled teacup bird feeder from GoGo Garden, for another cute way to upcycle vintage dishes.

Craft a Tiered Stand for Organizing or Decor

If you have three plates that match or coordinate in varying sizes, you can create a tiered stand. Use the biggest plate on the bottom and add an upside down wine glass or even a piece of wood or a glass shot glass or short vase as a spacer. Then add the middle sized plate and another spacer and then the smallest plate.

E6000 is the best glue to use for glass. Don’t use this tiered stand for candy, but you can use it for flowers or other decorations and knick knacks.

Cute Way to Upcycle Dishes Into Planters

Upcycle bowls, tea cups or mugs as planters. I’m hesitant to plant in something that I know has lead paint, so I’d use a liner to hold the dirt and plant and set that inside the cup or bowl.

mosaic upcycled, teacup succulent wall planter from Peace by Piece Co.

For more way to upcycle dishes as planters, I really like this idea for a mosaic upcycled, teacup succulent wall planter from Peace by Piece Co. As well as this upcycled teacup, mosaic herb planter by Charming Deco Boutique.

Upcycle Dishes for Unique Home Lighting

While repurposed teacup candles are one of the more popular ways to upcycle dishes, this use is unfortunately not recommended other than for decorative purposes. As teacups aren’t designed to be reheated over and over again, like mason jars are, they can potentially explode while burning. 

However, you can upcycle your dishes to use as lamp bases and pendant lighting!

Upcycled teacup lamp from DAUSnGLO on etsy

I just love this idea for an upcycled teacup lamp from DAUSnGLO.

Creative Ways to Upcycle Dishes with Decorative Lead Paint for DIY Home Decor on a Budget. Don't toss your vintage dishes with decorative lead paint. Try one of these creative ways to upcycle dishes instead to create unique, DIY home decor and garden art! While no longer deemed safe for eating, you don't have to toss your favorite vintage dishes. Instead try one of these creative ways to upcycle dishes with lead paint to create unique, DIY home decor!

What are some of your favorite ways to upcycle dishes? I’d love to hear how you’ve repurposed your vintage dishes to create your own unique DIY home decor. So be sure to share your thoughts in the comments! And don’t forget to pin this post with creative ways to upcycle dishes for later reference.

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Bath Salt Ornaments: An Easy Essential Oil Gift for the Holidays

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Discover how to make easy DIY bath salt ornaments with lavender essential oil in just 15-minutes for easy last minute holiday gifts for friends and family as well as teachers, coworkers, neighbors — or anyone else on your holiday gift list.

Bath Salt Ornaments DIY: An Easy Essential Oil Gift for the Holidays. Discover how to make easy DIY bath salt ornaments with lavender essential oil in just 15-minutes for easy last minute holiday gifts for friends and family as well as teachers, coworkers, neighbors -- or anyone else on your holiday gift list. Gift giving can be a challenge. Especially if you want to give a homemade gift that's not only meaningful, but also natural. Easy essential oil gifts to make and gift for Christmas.

Bath Salt Ornaments: An Easy Essential Oil Gift Idea for the Holidays

Gift giving can be a challenge. Especially if you want to give a homemade gift that’s not only meaningful, but also natural. These easy DIY bath salt ornaments are the perfect homemade holiday gift idea. An easy essential oil gift, these lavender bath salts ornaments are ready in just 15 minutes for last minute gift giving this holiday season.

Keep reading to learn how to make your own DIY bath salt ornaments with lavender essential oil. Plus discover great essential oil gifts you can buy year round for all your gift giving needs.

DIY ornaments for the holidays filled with easy lavender essential oil bath salts. Discover this DIY lavender bath salts recipe and learn how to make them into giftable DIY Christmas ornaments with this holiday project idea from Soap Deli News.

Lavender Bath Salt Ornaments Recipe

Yield: 3 Bath Salt Ornaments 

Ingredients:

2 Cups Epsom salt
1 1/2 Cups Dead Sea salt
2 Tablespoons dried lavender flowers
20 drops lavender essential oil

Ingredients for making lavender bath salts for DIY ornaments to give as Christmas gifts.

Tools & Materials:

Bowl
Measuring Cups
Fillable Mason Jar Ornaments (Find them here or here)
Spoon

DIY ornaments for the holidays filled with easy lavender essential oil bath salts. Discover this DIY lavender bath salts recipe and learn how to make them into giftable DIY Christmas ornaments with this holiday project idea from Soap Deli News. Easy essential oil gifts you can craft this winter for bath time self care. Natural beauty gift ideas for friends and family this holiday season and throughout the year. Homemade gift ideas for a natural beauty and skin care routine. #essentialoils

Instructions:

Using measuring cups, measure out both the Epsom salt and the Dead Sea salt. Combine in a glass bowl.

Next, use a Tablespoon to measure out the lavender flowers. Add them to the bowl with the salt.

Then add twenty drops of lavender essential oil. Use a spoon to mix well, ensuring all the ingredients are thoroughly combined. 

Finally, spoon your lavender bath salts evenly into the empty ornaments. Then screw on the lids.

Your lavender essential oil, bath salt ornaments are now ready for gift giving!

Yield: 3 Bath Salt Ornaments

DIY Bath Salt Ornaments

DIY Bath Salt Ornaments

Make these quick and easy DIY bath salt ornaments with lavender essential oil in just 15-minutes for easy last minute holiday gifts.

Active Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Difficulty Easy

Materials

  • 2 Cups Epsom salt
  • 1 1/2 Cups Dead Sea salt
  • 2 Tablespoons dried lavender flowers
  • 20 drops lavender essential oil

Tools

  • Bowl
  • Measuring Cups
  • Fillable Mason Jar Ornaments
  • Spoon

Instructions

  1. Measure out the Epsom salt and the Dead Sea salt into a glass bowl.
  2. Add the lavender flowers and essential oils to the bowl with the salt.
  3. Use a spoon to mix well, ensuring all the ingredients are thoroughly combined. 
  4. Remove the lids from the ornaments. Spoon the lavender bath salts evenly into the empty ornaments and screw on the lids.
Easy essential oil gifts for friends and family. How to make easy DIY bath salt ornaments with lavender essential oil in just 15-minutes for easy last minute holiday gifts or wedding favors. Made with skin nourishing Epsom salt and Dead Sea salt, this easy homemade holiday gift idea is perfect for bath time self care. These easy DIY bath salt ornaments are the perfect natural holiday gift idea. Plus discover more bath salts recipes and essential oil gift ideas for your favorite people.

More Bath Salt Recipes to Try with Your Bath Salt Ornaments

If lavender essential oil isn’t really your thing, you can also substitute another essential oil (or essential oil blend) of your choice. Alternately, you can also try one of my other wonderful bath salt recipes in your bath salt ornaments.

More Essential Oil Gifts

Don’t have time this holiday season to get your DIY on? Following are some of my favorite essential oil gifts available on Etsy. (You can check out my full collection of curated holiday gift gift guides on Etsy here.)

Essential oil gifts. Give the gift of natural fragrances with this lovely collection of essential oil gift ideas from Etsy.

Essential oil gift ideas for her. Give the gift of fragrance throughout the year with these natural essential oil gifts from Etsy.

Another great essential oil gift idea is for a custom essential oil perfume blend. Learn how to make essential oil perfumes (with essential oil blend recipes) plus how to make your essential oil scents last longer here.

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Hand Salve Recipe for Winter Skin Care with Essential Oils & Beeswax

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Learn how to protect, hydrate and soothe dry hands with this simple, homemade winter hand salve recipe. It’s made beeswax, coconut oil and natural peppermint and pine essential oils. These ingredients then all come together to create a natural product that’s perfect for your winter skin care routine

Hand Salve Recipe for Winter Skin Care with Natural Essential Oils & Beeswax. Learn how to protect, hydrate and soothe dry hands with this simple, homemade winter hand salve recipe. It's made beeswax, coconut oil and natural peppermint and pine essential oils. These ingredients then all come together to create a natural product that's perfect for your winter skin care routine.

Winter Is Hard On Hands: Care for Them Naturally

As I’ve aged, my hands have aged as well. While the rest of me can still pass for at least a decade younger, my hands are definitely the one true sign that I’m older than I look. And with winter weather drying out my skin worse than usual, I really have to pay extra attention to them. Add to that the extra hand washings to avoid getting winter colds or flu, and there are days my hands actually look crepey. It’s pretty freaky. I’m not a fan. So in addition to drinking extra water this winter, I’m also slathering on moisturizer and hand creams like there’s no tomorrow.

However, sometimes my hands need a LOT more than what traditional moisturizers can offer. So in addition to using a skin softening hand scrub, I also reach for a winter hand salve to care for winter skin care. This year, I made my own natural hand salve recipe with both beeswax and natural essential oils to add to my winter skin care routine. (You can find this winter hand salve recipe below.)

Why Use Beeswax as an Ingredient in a Hand Salve?

Why Use Beeswax as an Ingredient in a Hand Salve?

I love how easy it is to make this winter hand salve recipe. It’s also pretty great that I don’t have to use this salve on just my hands. This homemade hand salve is also perfect for feet, cracked heels, dry elbows and pretty much anywhere else skin needs a little extra love. If you’re skin is really bad off, you can easily beef up this simple, homemade hand salve recipe by adding a small amount of lanolin to the formulation. (I tell you how further down!)

Homemade herbal balms and salves for your winter skin care routine for cold weather.

Why This Hand Salve Works

Beeswax offers a number of natural skin care benefits. These natural properties make beeswax a popular addition to skin care products. 

Cosmetic & Skin Care Benefits of Beeswax

  • Hydrating
  • Skin Softening
  • Non-Comedogenic (meaning it won’t clog pores)
  • Soothing
  • Collagen Enhancing (due to Vitamin A content)
  • Protective
  • Skin Smoothing
  • Strengthening
  • Regenerative

In addition to the skin care benefits of beeswax, it also has medicinal properties that help support skin health. Specifically, beeswax is also anti-allergenic, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and antiviral.

Information on the Benefits of Beeswax in a Hand Salve

Produced by the worker bees in honey hives, beeswax can is well known for its ability to promote healing and often skin. Beeswax also has naturally antibacterial and anti-inflammatory skin care properties. As such, it’s an often used ingredient in skin care products for dry or problem skin. Additionally, as beeswax is also rich in vitamin A, it is also able to support cell reconstruction and health.

As a humectant, beeswax helps to lock in moisture to soothe dry skin. So skin is not only better hydrated, it also feels and looks softer. By locking in moisture, beeswax also adds a level of skin protection against external irritants. So dry hands have time to recuperate from the ravages of winter elements and dry skin. I also love that beeswax eases some of the symptoms of dry skin such as itchiness and redness. (The itching it the worst, right?!)

Skin care benefits of beeswax & essential oils when making natural products for your winter skin care routine.

Skin Care Benefits of Pine Essential Oil

According to Healthline, pine essential oil has been used for centuries in traditional medicines — including natural skin care applications. Like tea tree oil, pine essential oil also has antimicrobial properties. Fortunately, its smells SOOOooo much better than tea tree oil. Therefore it’s a great natural alternative if you ever need to make substitutions to your recipes in the future.

In addition, pine essential oil, like beeswax, also has anti-inflammatory properties which can help with both irritating skin conditions, such as eczema or acne, as well as soothe pain caused by arthritis or muscle pain. 

Skin Care Benefits of Peppermint Essential Oil

Like pine essential oil, peppermint essential oil also has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Therefore it able to offer relief from muscle pain or headaches. Additionally, peppermint essential oil has been shown to also soothe itching in part to its natural cooling sensation from its natural menthol content. Plus, it smells amazing!

Ready to make a homemade hand salve recipe for your winter skin care routine? Below is the recipe from the December Simply Earth Essential Oil Recipe Box for making a natural, essential oil peppermint & pine salve. (Also be sure to check out their DIY coffee body scrub with mandarin essential oil, also part of the December essential oil recipe box. Want your own box? Be sure to use coupon code: SOAPDELIFREE to score a $40 off coupon good on your next purchase. Get it now.)

Peppermint & Pine Hand Salve Recipe for Winter Skin Care with Natural Essential Oils & Beeswax. Learn how to protect, hydrate and soothe dry hands with this simple, homemade winter hand salve recipe. It's made beeswax, coconut oil and natural peppermint and pine essential oils. These ingredients then all come together to create a natural product that's perfect for your winter skin care routine.

Peppermint & Pine Hand Salve Recipe

Ingredients:

1/4 cup coconut oil
1.5 teaspoons beeswax
7 drops Scotch Pine essential oil
7 drops Peppermint essential oil

Hand Salve Optional Additions & Substitutions:

You can both soften this hand salve recipe and add an additional layer of skin protection by adding lanolin to the recipe. Simply add 1.5 teaspoons of lanolin in addition to the other hand salve ingredients.

If you’d like to make this hand salve recipe vegan, then simply swap out the beeswax with one teaspoon candelilla wax. (You’ll use less of this plant-based, vegan wax as it has a higher melting point than beeswax.)

Instructions:

Measure out the beeswax and coconut oil. Then combine the ingredients in a double boiler and heat until melted. (If you’re using lanolin, then you would also add it at this time.)

Once melted, remove from heat. Add the essential oils and stir to combine.

Finally, pour the melted hand salve into a 2 oz. tin. Allow to cool and harden completely. Then screw on the lid and label as desired for personal use or gifting.

Hand Salve Recipe for Winter Skin Care with Natural Essential Oils & Beeswax for your natural winter skin care routine for cold weather. One of the best beauty tips for winter is a natural skin care recipe for make herbal balms and salves to hydrate and protect skin from the elements. Learn how to make a simple peppermint & pine hand salve recipe for dry hands, elbows, knees and even cracked heels.

If you like this easy hand salve recipe, be sure to pin it to Pinterest for later. You can also sign up with Simply Earth to receive a monthly essential oil recipe box, with projects just like this one! Sign up here and don’t forget to use coupon code: SOAPDELIFREE to get a $40 coupon good on your next order. (You can seriously use this coupon code on ANYTHING. Even that diffuser you’ve been eyeing, essential oils you missed out on or additional ingredients you’ve run out of.)

DIY Peppermint Lip Balm Recipe with essential oils & lanolin for natural winter skin care.

More Winter Skin Care Recipes with Beeswax

Want more ideas for your natural, winter skin care routine? Try one of these other great recipes from Soap Deli News.

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Bath Bomb Ornaments: Easy Homemade Gift Idea for the Holidays

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DIY bath bomb ornaments are the perfect holiday gifts. Not only are these fun Christmas ornaments easy to make, they allow you to gift someone special an extra opportunity for self care. What better gift to give for the holidays, than a relaxing bath time staycation? Learn how to make your own homemade bath bomb ornaments for your friends and family with this simple tutorial from guest blogger, Melanie Sugalski, of Nature’s Oil.

DIY bath bomb ornaments are the perfect holiday gifts. Not only are these fun DIY Christmas ornaments easy to make, they allow you to gift someone special an extra opportunity for self care. What better handmade Christmas gift to give for the holidays, than a relaxing bath time staycation? Learn how to make your own homemade bath bomb ornaments for your friends and family with this simple tutorial for making homemade holiday gifts for Christmas.

Holiday Bath Bomb Ornaments: Two Ways

As the temperature plummets and snow starts flying, you realize it’s mid December and there’s still a few people on your gift list. Before you drive to the mall in a panic and fight the crowds, we have a last-minute, homemade holiday gift idea that’s both festive and functional. DIY bath bomb ornaments are the perfect holiday gifts, allowing that special someone the chance to be relieved of stress and enjoy the magic of the holidays.

There are two different ways to make DIY bath bomb ornaments depending on your schedule and how involved you would like to get. One iteration offers the chance to make bath bomb crumbles from scratch. For those with a tighter schedule, there’s an alternative recipe using ready-made bath bombs to save time.

DIY bath bomb Christmas ornaments are the perfect holiday gifts. Not only are these fun DIY Christmas ornaments easy to make, they allow you to gift someone special an extra opportunity for self care. What better handmade holiday gift to give for the holidays, than a relaxing bath time staycation? Learn how to make your own homemade bath bomb Christmas ornaments for your friends and family with this simple tutorial for making homemade Christmas gifts for the holidays.

Option #1 – Bath Bomb Scrumbles from Scratch

Ingredients:

2 lb. Sodium Bicarbonate (baking soda)
1 lb. Citric Acid
10 – 30 drops Skin Safe Fragrance or Essential Oil
Colorant
1 tsp. Decorative Botanicals, if desired

Supplies:

Large Spoon or Whisk
4 Clear Plastic Ornaments
Funnel
Wax Paper
Baking Sheet
Bowl

Instructions:

Add citric acid and sodium bicarbonate in a bowl followed by 10 to 30 drops of your favorite fragrance oil or essential oil. The more drops added, the stronger the fragrance will become. Slowly mix the ingredients until they are well blended.

For a pop of color, mix in different colorants. We recommend skin safe colorants that won’t irritate or dye your skin such as charcoal or dash of red and green clay. Glitter also adds a sparkle to let your present shine. Don’t feel obligated to color your bath bomb ornament, white mixtures can make the perfect snowball or snowman.

Remove the top of the ornament and use a funnel to pour the bath bomb mixture into the ornament. Add finishing touches like decorative botanicals in the bulb before securely closing the top.

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Option #2 – Using Ready-Made Bath Bombs

Ingredients:

3 Bath Bombs (find another great holiday bath bomb recipe here)

Supplies:

Resealable Plastic Bag
Rolling Pin
4 Clear Plastic Ornaments
Funnel

Instructions:

Place one bath bomb into a resealable plastic bag, press out the air, and seal it shut. Using a rolling pin or another hard object, carefully crush the bath bomb on a hard surface. Continue to break down the bath bomb until there are no large chunks left.

Remove the top of the plastic ornament and pour in the crushed bath bomb using the funnel. Another option is cutting a bottom corner of the resealable plastic bag containing the bath bomb mixture and pouring it directly into the ornament. Alternate layers between different bath bombs for a colorful design. Once the ornament is filled, replace and secure the top.

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Ideas for Decorating Your Bath Bomb Ornaments

For more festive fun, add small decorations like ribbons or a personal touch to your bath bomb ornaments using metallic paint pens. Or glue a mini wreath ornament (just cut off the string) onto the front of your Christmas ornaments for another fun decorating idea.

Once you’ve decorated your bath bomb ornaments, all that’s left is to present this homemade holiday gift to family and friends. These ornaments are perfect to hang on the tree until you’re ready for a relaxing bath.

How to Use This Holiday Gift Idea

To use these holiday bath bomb ornaments, just remove the top and sprinkle the contents into a nice warm tub. Slowly sink in and let the hustle and bustle of the holidays slip away.

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If you like these DIY bath bomb Christmas ornaments, don’t forget to pin this post for later. You can also discover more ways to make bath bomb along with numerous bath bomb recipes for year round gifting here. Or learn tips and tricks for making the perfect bath bombs on your first try. 

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