Soap Sponge DIY: An Easy Way to Exfoliate Skin & Reduce Plastic Waste

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Learn how to make a soap sponge to use as part of your daily skin care routine. These soaps are dual purpose with an exfoliating sponge and a soap in one product. With proper care, your homemade soap sponges will last about two months. And they offer a number of benefits, not just in skin care, but for the environment as well. Keep reading to discover the benefits of soap sponges, plus how to make your own with just two simple ingredients and a sponge.

DIY soap sponge. Learn how to make this easy melt and pour soap recipe for DIY soap sponges to add to your skin care routine for natural beauty. This beginner soap recipe for making a DIY soap sponge is a great way to exfoliate and cleanse skin while also helping to reduce plastic waste as it enables you to chuck those plastic body wash bottles. If you're looking to go zero waste, then try this DIY soap making tutorial to use as part of your daily skin care routine for beautiful glowing skin.

The first time I saw a soap sponge in a soap making group on Facebook, I was intrigued. Was it a solid bar of soap with a sponge inside? Would that even be comfortable to use? How do you make one without making a mess?

Since I love playing with all things soap, I decided to take on the challenge and teach you how to make a DIY soap sponge without making a mess.

I was pleasantly surprised that a DIY soap sponge wasn’t messy or hard to make. It was actually one of the easier melt and pour soap making projects that I’ve done.

Unlike DIY loofah soap, which is a loofah embedded inside melt and pour soap, a soap sponge is a sponge that is infused with soap. It’s still soft and squishy, so it feels like and works like, well, a sponge.

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Why Use a Soap Sponge?

First off, you may be wondering, what is a soap sponge? A soap sponge is exactly what the name implies. It’s soap in a sponge. So like body wash on a loofah, soap sponges lather and cleanse skin when used. But what are the benefit of using a soap sponge over traditional body wash?

They help reduce plastic use.

Going completely zero waste is nearly impossible. Everything comes in packaging even if it’s just the supplies for production. While bar soap and even syndet shampoo bars are a great way to reduce waste in your daily bath and beauty routine, not everyone loves bar soap.

There are a lot of body wash fans out there. This can make reducing plastic waste even more of a challenge. However, an easy way to ditch your plastic body wash bottle is by using a soap sponge! What makes this even more amazing, is that you can make your own DIY soap sponges yourself, at home.

Once the soap is gone from your soap sponges, you can reuse the sponges for household cleaning, such as tackling your grungy toilet or shower door.

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They offer gentle skin exfoliation.

Another benefit of soap sponges is that they offer the added benefit of daily skin exfoliation without any extra steps.

Every day, skin cells die and rise to the surface of your skin before they eventually fall off. These dead skin cells make your skin look dull and sometimes feel itchy. The sponge I used exfoliates the skin to remove this top layer of dead skin cells.

Unlike a body scrub, this sponge is a gentle exfoliant. It’s safe for both kids and adults, even for sensitive skin. It gently removes dead skin cells without causing redness or irritation.

You won’t notice a big difference the first time you use it, but after several uses your skin will start to look brighter and healthier.

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How to Make a Soap Sponge

The Best Sponges for Making Soap in a Sponge

I bought a set of 5 soft sponges to make my soap sponges. They are made with natural fibers and soft to the touch. They also have a rope in them so you can hang the sponges to dry after you use them.

sponges for making soap in a sponge sealed in packaging

These sponges are shipped in a vacuum sealed bag. As soon as I cut open the bag, they puffed up but they were deformed. I soaked them in water and squeezed them, and they looked great. Let them dry completely before dipping them in the soap.

The sponges I used measure 5.12 inches x 3.5 inches x 2 inches. If you use smaller or larger sponges, you may need to adjust the amount of melt and pour soap that you use.

Choosing Your Melt and Pour Soap Base

Since my sponges were multicolored, I decided to use a clear melt and pour soap. I didn’t add any colorant, but you can if you use a solid color sponge.

I used Crafter’s Choice clear melt and pour soap. Their clear soap is very clear and doesn’t set up too fast. It gives a decent lather for a melt and pour soap, so it makes a good soap for the bath. This brand also offers a number of options, including all natural options as well as bases with additives like aloe, shea butter, goat milk and even oatmeal.

While Stephenson’s also offers natural melt and pour soap bases, their bases tend to cool and set up more quickly. Therefore, I do not recommend their bases for this particular project.

Happy Joy essential oil blend used to make DIY soap sponges for natural skin care

Add a Natural Essential Oil Blend

Because I shower in the mornings, I wanted a fresh scent that would lift and lighten my mood. What better way to start a day, right? So I used the Happy Joy blend from Simply Earth. (It’s a recent, and one of my favorite additions, from their monthly essential oil recipe box.)

A blend of geranium, sweet orange, grapefruit, and ylang ylang, this natural essential oil blend works wonders at helping to get me motivated to start my day! It’s a light and fun scent. Plus, it’s also a synergy that can help boost your mood and uplift your spirits. I have a roller with this blend as well, and I keep it by my desk so I can use it while I’m working.

The Happy Joy essential oil blend is only kid safe for children over 10. Therefore, if you’re giving your DIY soap sponges to a child, try a kid safe essential oil blend. Alternately, you can also use a fragrance oil instead.

Ready to make your very first soap sponge? You can find the tutorial for making soap sponges below. But first, I wanted to share a few soap making tips before your get started.

 Bath sponges with ropes for hanging to dry

Tips for Making Soap Sponges

I used sponges with a rope in them. The rope got dipped in the soap with the sponge, and it was fine. It got firm, but it wasn’t completely hard. The soap will dissolve the first few times you use it anyway.

You should be practicing safe soap making even with melt and pour soap. Always use heat proof gloves and eye protection when making a soap sponge because the soap is hot and can splatter. These gloves are PVC coated and liquid and heat resistant.

I put a clothes hanger on my cupboard knob and used S hooks to hang my soap sponges after they were done. They didn’t drip much, but I had newspapers on the counter to catch drips.

You will have some soap left over. Pour it into a small mold to use as a hand soap or save it for the next time you make soap sponges.

Unlike cold process soap, melt and pour soap doesn’t need time to cure. It’s ready to use as soon as it’s cool.

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Soap Sponge Recipe

Ingredients:

2 sponges
8 ounces clear melt and pour soap
½ teaspoon Happy Joy essential oil blend

Instructions:

Use a digital scale to weigh out the melt and pour soap base. Then, using a sharp knife, cut the melt and pour soap into one inch cubes.  

Next, combine the melt and pour soap cubes in a heat safe container. Melt the soap in the microwave in 30 second bursts until melted. You’ll want to stir the soap between each interval to help the soap melt faster, and ensure even heating.

Once the soap base melts, carefully remove the soap from the microwave.  I recommend using a tea towel to handle the container as it may be hot.

Adding an essential oil blend to melted liquid melt and pour soap base

Then, add the essential oil blend to the melted soap base. Stir well for at least 30 seconds to combine.

Dipping sponge into heated melt and pour soap to make a DIY soap sponge

Now, while wearing heat resistant gloves, dip each edge of the sponge into the melted soap.  Then dip the top and the bottom.

Squeeze out the sponge once you dip it into melt and pour soap then repeat to make soap sponges

Squeeze gently to remove excess soap.

Repeat the process until the sponge will no longer hold any additional soap. Each sponge should soak up about 4 ounces of the melt and pour soap base.

If necessary, gently reheat the soap if it starts to solidify during the process.

Once you’ve completed making a soap sponge, hang to dry.

Your DIY soap sponge is ready to use once it’s cooled and hardened completely. However, I recommend waiting a day prior to use.

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How to Use A Soap Sponge

The soap sponge isn’t a solid piece of soap, so it feels more like a sponge than a bar of soap. To use, just wet it and squeeze it to make a lather. Then use it like you would any soap.

How to Care for Soap Sponges

Water is the enemy of melt and pour soap. If you let this sit in water, the soap will dissolve quickly. To help it last longer, set it on a soap dish or hang it where it won’t get hit by water.

If you hang it up between uses, it should last about two months.

Yield: 2 Soap Sponges

DIY Soap Sponge

DIY Soap Sponge

Make a dual purpose DIY soap sponge to use as part of your daily skin care routine to exfoliate and cleanse skin in one easy step for beautiful, glowing skin. An easy melt and pour soap recipe for beginners.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Active Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Difficulty Easy

Materials

  • 8 ounces clear melt and pour soap
  • ½ teaspoon skin safe essential oil blend

Tools

  • 2 bath sponges with rope
  • heat resistant PVC coated gloves
  • knife to cut soap
  • scale to weight soap
  • microwave
  • bowl

Instructions

  1. Cut the melt and pour soap into one inch cubes.  
  2. Melt in the microwave in 30 second bursts until melted.  Stir between each interval to help the soap melt faster.
  3. Remove the soap from the microwave carefully.  Add the essential oil and stir well for at least 30 seconds.
  4. Wear heat resistant gloves and dip each edge of the sponge into the soap.  Then dip the top and the bottom. Squeeze gently to remove excess soap. Repeat the process until you each sponge is filled with half of the soap.
  5. Hang to dry. 
Zero waste skin care recipe for a DIY soap sponge. Learn how to make a soap sponge to use as part of your daily skin care routine. These soaps are dual purpose with an exfoliating sponge and a soap in one product. With proper care, your homemade soap sponges will last about two months. And they offer a number of benefits, not just in skin care, but for the environment as well. Discover the benefits of soap sponges, plus how to make your own with just two simple ingredients and a sponge.

Love this easy melt and pour soap making project for making DIY soap sponges? Then be sure to pin this recipe to Pinterest for later. And check out my Pinterest board for Easy Melt and Pour Soap Recipes for Beginners.

More Melt and Pour Soap Projects

If you enjoyed this tutorial and recipe for making DIY soap sponges, then you may also want to explore some of these other easy melt and pour soap recipes for beginners.

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Dollar Tree Spring Decor: DIY Bird Craft Fragrance Warmer for Your Home Decor

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Need inexpensive home decor ideas for spring? This easy Dollar Tree spring decor project for crafting a DIY bird craft fragrance warmer not only looks great, it’s also fun to make! Keep reading to learn how to craft this cute bird craft using materials almost exclusively from the Dollar Tree, for Dollar Tree spring decor that’s ready to decorate your home in just 20-minutes.

Dollar Tree Spring Decor: An Easy DIY Bird Craft Fragrance Warmer Project to decorate your home for spring on a budget. Easy Dollar Store crafts to spruce up your DIY spring home decor without spending a lot of money. Also doubles as a gorgeous & thoughtful DIY housewarming for a new neighbor, friend or family member as they move into a new home. Decorate your home for spring now with this fun spring inspired, bird craft project that using materials from the Dollar Tree.

Everyone I know has been sick recently. This includes my niece who’s been in complete misery for two straight weeks. It’s typical this time of year even if it’s felt like spring nearly every other week here in Southwestern Virginia. So, of course, I’ve been dosing the fire cider and snatching up elderberry syrup whenever I can. Except it happened anyway. I finally succumbed, albeit while kicking and screaming, to the sickness while simultaneously realizing that humans really are the harbingers of death. 

I spent my morning double fisting coffee and a glass of water with apple cider vinegar and turmeric honey. I also wasted a lot of energy (that’s in really short supply right now) trying to decide if I should put on makeup before I left the house to stock up on Umcka Cold + Flu. At the very least putting on mascara seemed pertinent. Without fail the one time anyone ever decides to go to the grocery store looking like hell, it guarantees you’ll run into twenty people you know. Even in a city of 100,000, it happens more than you would imagine.

Kroger is my usual haunt. That and The Fresh Market, because Earth Fare is going under. Even shopping at another Kroger outside my usual of a dozen Kroger’s in town it doesn’t seem to make a difference. You always see someone who knows you. So admittedly, I wasted a ton of energy debating whether or not to “put my face on” just to leave the house when I could have left already and been back, elderberry lozenges and Bragg’s in hand, in the time I spent arguing with myself. (Yes, I did minimal makeup. No, I didn’t see anyone I knew.)

Dollar Tree Spring Decor: An Easy DIY Bird Craft Fragrance Warmer Project to decorate your home for spring on a budget. Easy Dollar Store crafts to spruce up your DIY spring home decor without spending a lot of money. Also doubles as a gorgeous & thoughtful DIY housewarming for a new neighbor, friend or family member as they move into a new home. Decorate your home for spring now with this fun spring inspired, bird craft project that using materials from the Dollar Tree.

Speaking of elderberry syrup, someone should have clued China in on its pure awesomeness before the coronavirus had a chance to spread outside their borders. You can almost understand why they locked people in their houses. (Not saying that isn’t seriously F-d up but apparently the death toll is being woefully underreported.)

But seriously, no one really wants to leave the house when they’re sick. And it’s not like we want other people to get sick. It’s just here’s rent to pay and groceries to buy. And of course, that one day when you’re at your very worst, you run out of toilet paper. And I mean, coffee filters work okay for a while, but…

There should, quite honestly, be a service for sick people. They would deliver fire cider and elderberry syrup and honey and chicken noodle soup and toilet paper, maybe some newfound sanity — all at no charge. Plus, if you have kids, a caretaker for your for your children is also a must. I know, that for a lot of people, it’s supposed to be their husband or significant other. But, I mean, seriously. Who are we kidding here?

Being single, though, and not having anyone to run to the store for you when you’re ill is super sucky. It’s a lot like that agony of dealing with Valentine’s day once a year. It’s not fun. Valentine’s day should totally be a second Halloween anyway. Or give us singles sick day instead. One where beefy boys bring us hot toddies in bed and we get to dig a slew of homeopathic remedies out of their g-string.

But there it is. And here I am. Sick. It’s funny that when I need to work I have no idea what to write about. And now, when I’m sick, I want to write so I can bitch and moan about woe is me, I’m so sick. But that’s the crux of it really. I don’t have the coronavirus. I have man flu.

Anyhow, I thought since I most recently shared a recipe for DIY wax melts with beeswax, that a craft project using a fragrance warmer for spring home decor would be a fitting follow up. While this Dollar Tree spring decor DIY bird craft can’t actually be used to melt your wax tarts, it is inexpensive and fun to make. Use it decorate your home for spring, or to give as a cheerful housewarming gift to someone special. Or make it on a sick day. We all know there’s only so much Netflix one can suffer through before you’d rather be back at work anyway. 

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Dollar Tree Spring Decor DIY

I hadn’t been inside a Dollar Tree in a long time, as they moved from my favorite location. However, lately, I’ve been passing by a different Dollar Tree location often since moving, on my way to visit The Fresh Market. (And yes, also a guy.) So late last year, I decided to stop in and see what they had. To my delight, I was able to find awesome containers for recent Dollar Tree projects like my whipped sugar scrub recipe, and my adorable Dollar Tree valentines, which I discovered on a second trip.

Because I had so much luck with finding crazy affordable supplies for those projects, I gave the Dollar Tree another look when I was ready to start making craft projects for DIY spring decor. And that’s how I came up with this super cute craft idea for DIY Dollar Tree spring decor. Thus, these cute bird craft fragrance warmers were born into existence. And now you have another fun and easy craft project to get your home ready for spring entertaining. Enjoy.

Beautiful spring bird craft made with Dollar Tree materials for DIY home decor on a budget

DIY Bird Craft Fragrance Warmer

Materials & Supplies:

Ceramic Fragrance Warmer
Twine
Spanish Moss
Floral Garden Decorative Bird

Dollar Tree supplies for making bird crafts for DIY spring decor

Bird Nest with Eggs (Or 2 small styrofoam balls painted with speckles to look like eggs, set on top of Spanish Moss with a Small White Feathers)
Twigs, Berries, and Florals, of choice from Dollar Tree
Hot Glue Gun and Hot Melt Glue Sticks

Making bird crafts with Dollar Tree supplies using a fragrance wax melt warmer, a bird's nest and floral department materials

Directions:

To create your Dollar Tree bird craft, start by tucking the Spanish moss inside the fragrance warmer. Then, add the tiny bird’s nest with the eggs.

Alternatively, you can also use painted styrofoam balls made to look like bird’s eggs along with some small white feathers. Simply place the eggs and the feathers on top of the Spanish moss, inside the fragrance warmer. (You can use the hot glue gun to keep everything together.)

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Next using hot glue gun, glue the Spanish moss onto the top of the fragrance warmer.

Arrange, then glue, twigs, berries and assorted florals of your choice to the Spanish moss on top of the fragrance warmer.

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Follow with the little bird, gluing him into place nestled inside the Spanish moss with the floral accents around him.

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Finally add additional floral elements to the bird’s nest inside the fragrance warmer as desired. Glue into place using a hot glue gun.

That’s it! Your DIY Dollar Tree spring decor for a bird craft fragrance warmer is complete. Now all that’s left is to display your newly created home decor for spring in your home or office. Alternately, you can also give this super cute, little bird craft as a housewarming gift for a friend or family member.

Yield: 1 Bird Craft Fragrance Warmer

Bird Craft Dollar Tree Decor DIY

Bird Craft Dollar Tree Decor DIY

This easy DIY spring bird craft is a fun and pretty Dollar Tree spring decor project to decorate your home. Or gift this beauty as a housewarming gift for a new neighbor, friend or family member.

Active Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $10

Materials

  • Ceramic Fragrance Warmer
  • Twine
  • Spanish Moss
  • Floral Garden Decorative Bird
  • Bird Nest with Eggs
  • Twigs, Berries, and Florals, to suit

Tools

  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Hot Melt Glue Sticks

Instructions

  1. Tuck the Spanish moss inside the fragrance warmer. Add the tiny bird’s nest with the eggs and adhere to the fragrance warmer using the hot glue gun.
  2. Now glue the Spanish moss onto the top of the fragrance warmer.
  3. Arrange, then glue twigs, berries and assorted florals on top of the Spanish moss using the glue gun.
  4. Follow with the bird by gluing him into place nestled among the floral accents and Spanish moss.
  5. Add additional floral elements to the bird’s nest inside the fragrance warmer if desired, and glue into place.
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If you enjoyed this Dollar Tree spring decor DIY for making a bird craft fragrance warmer, then be sure to pin this easy DIY craft project to Pinterest for later. Or check out some of these other home decor crafts for spring. You may also like my women’s craft night ideas which include a bird craft project for making a decorative DIY spring bird mason jar. Alternately, explore more spring flower craft projects here.

Also, P.S. Don’t forget to wash your hands. (And, if you do get sick, try one of these great remedies for cold and flu relief.)

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DIY Wax Melts: Easy Wax Melts Recipe with Beeswax

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These easy DIY wax melts are a fun way to scent your home this spring! Inspired by DKNY’s Be Delicious Blossom® fragrance, these wax melts with beeswax are scented with a blend of ruby cassis, ripe pineapple, sweet rose blossoms and dewy fresh air. They’re then accented with cornflowers and colored with Granny Smith green mica powder.

DIY wax melts. How to make an easy DIY wax melts recipe with beeswax to scent your home. Plus more ways to scent your home with your favorite fragrances or essential oils. These easy DIY wax melts are a fun way to scent your home this spring! Inspired by DKNY's Be Delicious Blossom fragrance, these wax melts are scented with a blend of ruby cassis, ripe pineapple, sweet rose blossoms and dewy fresh air. They're then accented with cornflowers and colored with Granny Smith green mica powder.

How to Make Affordable, Easy DIY Wax Melts for Home Fragrance

Wax melts are often made from soy wax. However, unless you’ve been on a candle making binge lately, it’s unlikely that you have soy wax on hand. If you’re a soapmaker, on the other hand, it’s entirely possible you do have the ingredients needed for my DIY wax melts.

Rather than using soy wax for these wax melts, I chose to use palm kernel flakes and beeswax instead, as these are both ingredients that soapmakers are more likely to have on hand. This combination of ingredients works just as well as soy wax, and is an easy alternative if your wax melt warmer is feeling underappreciated.

Recipe for wax melts. How to craft DIY wax melts with beeswax to scent your home this spring. Plus more ways to add a fresh fragrance to your home with your favorite designer fragrances or essential oil blends. These easy DIY wax melts are a fun way to scent your home as you dive into spring cleaning. Scented with a fragrance blend of ruby cassis, ripe pineapple, sweet rose blossoms and dewy fresh air these DIY wax melts are accented with pretty cornflowers & mica.

Of course, as I know a lot of you are on budget, I’ve allowed for several variations of this recipe. Don’t have the funds for clamshell molds? No worries. You can make my easy DIY wax melts with beeswax using a small, existing silicone mold, such as a chocolate or mini ice cube mold. You can also hand roll your wax melts once the wax sets up, but before it fully hardens, and skip the mold all together!

In addition, you can also always swap out the fragrance oil for my DIY wax melts with another fragrance oil of your choice. Alternately, you can also use essential oils if you prefer to scent your home with natural fragrances. My natural essential oil blends for perfumes make a lovely substitution for synthetic fragrance oils. 

Ready to get started? 

Easy DIY wax melts recipe to scent your home this spring. Learn how to craft DIY wax melts with beeswax in just 30-minutes or less. Plus discover more DIY ideas for scenting your home with your favorite designer fragrance oils or essential oil blends. These easy DIY wax melts are are made without soy wax and is the perfect DIY craft project idea for soap makers. You'll love the fresh scent of ruby cassis, ripe pineapple, sweet rose blossoms and dewy fresh air in this fragrance!

Be Delicious Wax Melts Recipe with Beeswax

Ingredients:

2.5 oz. palm kernel flakes
2.5 oz. beeswax
.6 oz. Crafter’s Choice Be Delicious Blossom Fragrance Oil
pinch Granny Smith green mica, optional
blue cornflowers, optional

Tools & Materials:

digital scale
digital thermometer
2 clamshell molds
utensil for stirring

wax weighed out into containers for making diy wax melts with fragrance oils

Directions:

Using a digital scale, weigh out the palm kernel flakes and beeswax. Combine in a double boiler, then heat over medium heat until melted. Once the beeswax and palm kernel flakes have melted, remove from heat. Allow to cool slightly.

While the mixture of beeswax and palm kernel flakes, cool, weigh out the fragrance oil and set aside.

cornflowers in clamshell mold for making homemade wax melts

Then, add a few cornflowers to the clamshell molds you’ll be using to make this recipe for wax melts.

mixing mica fragrance into melted wax to make wax melts

Use a digital thermometer, such as this laser thermometer, to measure how hot the wax is. Once the wax reaches 140°F, stir in the fragrance oil. (If you are you using essential oils in your wax melts, use half the amount of essential oil as the fragrance oil, or a maximum of 7%. You can replace the remaining amount of fragrance oil with an odorless carrier oil, such as fractionated coconut oil to ensure they melt easily in your fragrance warmer.)

Then mix in a pinch of mica powder.

diy wax melts poured into clamshell wax melt molds

Immediately pour the melted wax melt mixture evenly into two clamshell molds. Allow to cool.

plug in wall wax melt warmer

Your wax melts are ready to use once they’ve fully hardened.

How to Make Wax Melts without a Mold:

If you don’t have a mold for making these easy DIY wax melts, then allow the wax to cool past 140°F. Once the wax looks solid, but is still in a semi-solid state (about the consistency of shea butter) roll the wax into balls.

You can press cornflowers or other botanicals onto the outside of the wax melts to keep them from sticking to your hands.

diiy wax melts how to make wax tarts for wax tart warmers

Then simply allow the wax melts to harden completely prior to use.

Yield: 2 Clamshell Wax Melts

DIY Wax Melts Recipe with Beeswax

DIY Wax Melts Recipe with Beeswax

Make these easy DIY wax melts with beeswax to freshen your home with a fun fragrance blend of ruby cassis, ripe pineapple, sweet rose blossoms and dewy fresh air.

Active Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Difficulty Easy

Materials

  • 2.5 oz. palm kernel flakes
  • 2.5 oz. beeswax
  • .6 oz. Crafter’s Choice Be Delicious Blossom Fragrance Oil
  • pinch Granny apple green mica, optional
  • blue cornflowers, optional

Tools

  • digital scale
  • digital thermometer
  • 2 clamshell molds
  • spatula

Instructions

  1. Weigh out the palm kernel flakes and beeswax.
  2. Combine in a double boiler, then heat over medium heat until melted.
  3. Meanwhile, weigh out the fragrance oil and set aside.
  4. Add a few cornflowers to the clamshell molds. Set aside.
  5. Once the palm kernel flakes and beeswax melt completely, remove from heat.
  6. When the wax reaches 140°F, stir in the fragrance oil and mica powder.
  7. Then pour the melted wax melt mixture evenly into two clamshell molds.
  8. Allow to cool and fully harden prior to use.

More Ways to Scent Your Home This Spring

Wax melts aren’t the only way to scent your home. Here are some other great DIY ideas for freshening up your space as you dive into spring cleaning.

Recipe for wax melts. How to craft DIY wax melts without soy wax to scent your home this spring. Plus more ways to add a fresh fragrance to your home with your favorite designer fragrances or essential oil blends. These easy DIY wax melts are a fun way to scent your home as you dive into spring cleaning. Scented with a fragrance blend of ruby cassis, ripe pineapple, sweet rose blossoms and dewy fresh air these DIY wax melts are accented with pretty cornflowers & mica.

If you enjoyed my recipe for making easy DIY wax melts with beeswax, then be sure to pin this project to Pinterest for later. And check out my recipe for making DIY Christmas wax melts for the holidays. Also be sure to follow my Pinterest boards for more great DIY ideas and projects.

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Herbal Bath Soak DIY for Valentine’s Day Gifts, Mother’s Day or Wedding Favors

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Create a simple DIY herbal bath soak for someone special in your life. It’s an easy way to remind best friend, mother or even your overworked coworker not just that they are important to you, but also that they are totally deserving of self care. Whether you need gifts for Valentine’s Day, Mother’s day or wedding favors for your friends and family, this easy herbal bath soak is ready to gift in just 5-minutes or less!

Herbal bath soak DIY for DIY holiday gifts. Easy DIY for natural gifts in just 5-minutes. Create a simple DIY herbal bath soak as a gift someone special this Valentine's Day or as a treat for your own self care in just 5-minutes or less! These DIY herbal bath soaks are the perfect relaxing, bath time treat to help your BFF or loved one celebrate the holiday self care style. Or, keep this easy idea in mind for spring wedding favors or even DIY Mother's day gifts.

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, you may be looking for a quick and easy last minute Valentine’s day gift idea. These DIY herbal bath soaks are the perfect relaxing, bath time treat to help your BFF or loved one celebrate the holiday self care style. Or, keep this easy idea in mind for spring wedding favors or even DIY Mother’s day gifts this May.

This test tube style herbal bath soak DIY uses pre-blended relaxing bath herbs from Mountain Rose Herbs. However, if you already have organic herbs and botanicals on hand, you can customize the herbs that go into your bath soak to suit your taste. I chose to use the relaxing bath herbs for their robust floral fragrance and natural beauty. Made using only certified organic herbs, this herbal bath soak contains a blend of organic Chamomile flowers, organic Lavender flowers, organic Comfrey leaf, organic Rose Petals, organic Hops flowers, organic Passionflower and a blend of true essential oils.

DIY herbal bath soak recipe for DIY holiday gifts. Easy DIY for natural gifts in just 5-minutes. Create a simple DIY herbal bath soak as a gift someone special this Valentine's Day or as a treat for your own self care in just 5-minutes or less! These DIY herbal bath soaks are the perfect relaxing, bath time treat to help your BFF or loved one celebrate the holiday self care style. Or, keep this easy idea in mind for spring wedding favors or even DIY Mother's day gifts this May.

If desired, you can also add cosmetic bath salts to your herbal bath soak. Simply layer the relaxing bath herbs with bath salts of choice in between each layer. You can learn more about the different types and benefits of cosmetic bath salts here. Plus discover two relaxing salt bath soak recipes with essential oils including an herbal bath soak recipe with lavender, rose and calendula petals.

Here’s how to put together your own DIY herbal bath soaks for holiday gift giving or wedding favors.

Herbal bath soak DIY for DIY holiday gifts. Easy DIY for natural gifts in just 5-minutes. Create a simple DIY herbal bath soak as a gift someone special this Valentine's Day or as a treat for your own self care in just 5-minutes or less! These DIY herbal bath soaks are the perfect relaxing, bath time treat to help your BFF or loved one celebrate the holiday self care style. Or, keep this easy idea in mind for spring wedding favors or even DIY Mother's day gifts.

DIY Herbal Bath Soak

Supplies & Materials:

3 oz. Relaxing Bath Herbs
Large test tubes with cork stoppers
Jolee’s Mini Repeats Hearts Stickers, or similar

DIY herbal bath soak recipe for DIY holiday gifts. Easy DIY for natural gifts in just 5-minutes. Create a simple DIY herbal bath soak as a gift someone special this Valentine's Day or as a treat for your own self care in just 5-minutes or less! These DIY herbal bath soaks are the perfect relaxing, bath time treat to help your BFF or loved one celebrate the holiday self care style. Or, keep this easy idea in mind for spring wedding favors or even DIY Mother's day gifts this May.

Directions for Assembling Your Herbal Bath Soak:

Using a large funnel or a rolled up sheet of paper, simply fill each test tube with the relaxing bath herbs.

DIY herbal bath soak recipe for DIY holiday gifts. Easy DIY for natural gifts in just 5-minutes. Create a simple DIY herbal bath soak as a gift someone special this Valentine's Day or as a treat for your own self care in just 5-minutes or less! These DIY herbal bath soaks are the perfect relaxing, bath time treat to help your BFF or loved one celebrate the holiday self care style. Or, keep this easy idea in mind for spring wedding favors or even DIY Mother's day gifts this May.

Insert the cork into each test tube to close.

DIY herbal bath soak recipe for DIY holiday gifts. Easy DIY for natural gifts in just 5-minutes. Create a simple DIY herbal bath soak as a gift someone special this Valentine's Day or as a treat for your own self care in just 5-minutes or less! These DIY herbal bath soaks are the perfect relaxing, bath time treat to help your BFF or loved one celebrate the holiday self care style. Or, keep this easy idea in mind for spring wedding favors or even DIY Mother's day gifts this May.

Then place a sticker on the end of the corks.

If desired, you can also tie a ribbon around the top of the test tubes.

That’s it! It really is that quick and easy to make your own DIY herbal bath soak gifts. (Sometimes packaging is everything!)

Herbal bath soak DIY for DIY holiday gifts. Easy DIY for natural gifts in just 5-minutes. Create a simple DIY herbal bath soak as a gift someone special this Valentine's Day or as a treat for your own self care in just 5-minutes or less! These DIY herbal bath soaks are the perfect relaxing, bath time treat to help your BFF or loved one celebrate the holiday self care style. Or, keep this easy idea in mind for spring wedding favors or even DIY Mother's day gifts.

Love my easy DIY herbal bath soak gifts? Then be sure to pin this project to Pinterest for later!

More Relaxing Bath Time Recipes

If you’d like to try other ways to enjoy a relaxing soak in the tub, then try one of these other herbal skin care recipes. These relaxing bath time recipes are also perfect for gifting, and as always, a lovely self care treat!

If this project peeked your interest to learn more about the herbs found in Mountain Rose Herbs’ relaxing bath herbs, then you may be interested in taking an herbal course in botanical skin care. You can find a review of a botanical skin care course that I completed recently here.

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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.

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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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