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.

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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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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.

To discover more essential oil gifts and natural skin care recipes, be sure to follow Soap Deli News across all your favorite social media platforms. You can find and follow Soap Deli News blog now via Blog Lovin‘, facebooktwitter, pinterest and instagram. Or sign up via feedburner to receive an email every time I share a new post.

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.

How to make bath bomb Christmas ornaments. An easy homemade holiday gift idea for friends and family. 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. Learn to make these bath bomb DIY Christmas ornaments now.

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.

DIY Bath Bomb Ornaments for last minute Christmas gifts this holiday season. 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, try thus last-minute Christmas gift idea that’s festive and functional. 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.

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.

Easy last minute Christmas gift ideas. Make these DIY bath bomb ornaments to decorate your Christmas tree or to give as homemade Christmas gifts for the holidays. These easy DIY Christmas ornaments can be made with pre-made bath bombs or using easy to find ingredients from the grocery store. Learn how to craft unique, custom self care beauty gifts for the holiday season with two ways to make DIY bath bomb Christmas ornaments for a merry Christmas!

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. 

To purchase the fragrances or essential oils for these DIY bath bomb ornaments, be sure to visit Nature’s Oil. You can also follow Nature’s Oil on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest.

How to Make Melt and Pour Soap Recipes for Beginners: A Modern Guide to Natural Soapmaking

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Wondering, how do I make melt and pour soap recipes for beginners? I’ve got you covered. Keep reading to learn how to make easy melt and pour soap recipes with this modern guide to natural soapmaking that incorporates natural melt and pour soap bases with with natural botanicals, colorants and essential oils.

How to Make Melt and Pour Soap Recipes for Beginners: A modern guide to natural soap making using natural soap bases, natural colorants, herbal infusions, botanicals and essential oils. Wondering, how do I make melt and pour soap recipes for beginners? I've got you covered. Learn how to make easy melt and pour soap recipes with this modern guide to natural soapmaking with fifty easy melt and pour soap recipes for beginner soapmakers. Plus melt and pour soap making tips, tricks and design techniques to help you create your own custom soap recipes and formulations.

How to Make Melt and Pour Soap Recipes for Beginners

Traversing the soap-iverse for the right information.

There is SO much information on the internet, and Pinterest especially, on how to make melt and pour soaps for beginners. Some of those so called easy melt and pour soap recipes are spot on. The recipe works exactly the way it should and you’re presented with all the right information from the start. Unfortunately, there’s also a lot of bad soap recipes mixed in. And if if you’re a beginner soapmaker, incorrect recipes or flat out bad information can be costly as well as discouraging. 

The first few times I made homemade melt and pour soaps, well, I messed up. One, I had no idea that using lavender buds in a melt and pour soap base would eventually turn the entire bar of soap brown! Not only did it not look pretty, but what was actually happening was that those botanicals were rotting. Can you imagine gifting a bar of homemade soap to a friend and then realize later on they’re slathering decaying plant matter on their skin? How embarrassing!  

I learned from that mistake pretty quickly, thank goodness. However, it still bothers me, that close to twenty years after that incident, there are still bloggers sharing recipes with botanicals that just don’t work with melt and pour soap recipes.

How to make melt and pour soaps the right way using natural ingredients and essential oils.

Not long after my first major mistake making melt and pour soaps, I had another. (I mean, that’s how many of us learned prior to the youtube era. So PLEASE don’t be afraid to make mistakes. Occasionally it leads to a happy accident.) I bought a (way back) organic soap base that I decided to add cocoa butter too. The soaps looked great. I wrapped them in scrapbooking paper and gave them as gifts to family one Christmas. Unfortunately, I didn’t test my homemade soap bars before I gifted them. (I know. I know. But to err is human.)

Shortly after gifting my bars of homemade soap, I was told they didn’t lather. At all. (Scented paperweight, anyone?) Back then there weren’t really guides on how much of an additional ingredient you should add to your melt and pour soap bases. Luckily, that information is out there now. Along with insight on where and how to select the right melt and pour soap base for your needs. But where can you find all the information your need to make melt and pour soap recipes for beginners? And how do you know that it’s the right information?

Tips and tricks for making melt and pour soaps. How to make melt and pour soap recipes for beginners using natural ingredients and essential oils along with melt and pour soap making techniques. Learn how to make easy melt and pour soap recipes with this modern guide to natural soapmaking with fifty easy melt and pour soap recipes for beginner soapmakers. Plus melt and pour soap making tips, tricks and design techniques to help you create your own custom soap recipes and formulations.

Where do I learn how to make melt and pour soap recipes for beginners?

Are you a beginner soapmaker? Or do you simply want to learn how to start making homemade soaps using melt and pour soap bases? Then this is the perfect place to start your soapmaking journey! The new book, Easy Homemade Melt & Pour Soaps, by Jan Berry (which you can purchase here) is a modern guide to navigating the world of soap crafting and learning how to create custom natural soaps using botanicals, essential oils, natural colorants and soap bases. The latest addition to Jan’s collection of books, which also includes Simple Natural Soapmaking, this guide is the perfect way to learn how to make melt and pour soap recipes for beginners!

I received an advance copy of Jan Berry’s new book today to review. For those of you who don’t know, Jan and I are *almost* neighbors. She lives about an hour and a half north of me right here in Virginia! I’ve long been a fan of her blog, The Nerdy Farm Wife, and I have to tell you – her books are just as amazing. The photos inside her new book, Easy Homemade Melt & Pour Soaps, are absolutely dreamy! I especially love all the information on natural colorants for melt and pour soaps. Along with the RIGHT way to use those botanicals you now have a slew of and just realized they’re not going to look as pretty as you thought they would a few weeks down the road.

There’s really so much more to this soapmaking book than just the easy melt and pour soap recipes! By the time you’ve worked your way through the book, you’ll have some pretty solid knowledge on how to formulate your own custom soap recipes. And you definitely won’t feel like a beginner soapmaker anymore! 

Are you a beginner soapmaker? Or do you simply want to learn how to start making homemade soaps using melt and pour soap bases? Then this is the perfect place to start your soapmaking journey! The new book, Easy Homemade Melt & Pour Soaps, by Jan Berry is a modern guide to navigating the world of soap crafting and learning how to create custom natural soaps using botanicals, essential oils, natural colorants and soap bases. The latest addition to Jan's collection of books, which also includes Simple Natural Soapmaking, this guide is the perfect way to learn how to make melt and pour soap recipes for beginners!

What’s Inside Easy Homemade Melt and Pour Soaps?

This book is divided into three parts. Each part combines for in depth information on making herbal soaps with natural botanicals, colorants and essential oils for successful products. There are also tips and tricks so you know the best way to make natural soaps without making the same mistakes I did. 

Part 1: Getting Started

Everything you need to know about the different types of  melt and pour soap bases, melting points and the ingredients. There’s also information on how to infuse soaps with herbs and flowers as well as the basic soapmaking tools and equipment you’ll need to get started. In addition, this section also includes a brief overview of tips for successful melt and pour soapmaking for your easy melt and pour soap recipes along with a basic melt and pour soapmaking tutorial to get you started.

Easy melt and pour soap recipes for beginners with skin nourishing herbal infusions. Easy melt and pour soap recipes made with classic, skin soothing flowers and nourishing green herbs. The recipes include chamomile honeycomb slices (soap bars) infused with chamomile flowers and naturally scented with lavender and orange essential oils as well as facial soaps infused with thyme and rose.

Part 2: Melt and Pour Soap Recipes for Beginners

Part two of the book, Easy Homemade Melt & Pour Soaps, is filled with fifty amazing melt and pour and pour soap recipes for beginners. These easy melt and pour soap recipes are divided into six separate sections:

  • Nourishing Infusions
  • Spa Day Luxuries
  • Springtime Delights
  • Sunlight & Seashore 
  • Field & Forest
  • Desert Inspiration

Recipes in the Nourishing Infusions section feature easy melt and pour soap recipes made with classic, skin soothing flowers and nourishing green herbs. The recipes include chamomile honeycomb slices (soap bars) infused with chamomile flowers and naturally scented with lavender and orange essential oils as well as facial soaps infused with thyme and rose.

Spa day recipes for eco-luxe skin care and clean beauty. Easy melt and pour soap recipes for beginners that are designed to polish, cleanse and pamper skin. Highlights include charcoal & sea salt spa bars, adzuki bean & rhassoul clay bars, moringa detox bars and mocha mint massage bars.

In the Spa Day Luxuries section, you’ll discover melt and pour soap recipes for beginners that are designed to polish, cleanse and pamper skin. Highlights include charcoal & sea salt spa bars, adzuki bean & rhassoul clay bars, moringa detox bars and mocha mint massage bars. While the chapter on Springtime Delights includes easy melt and pour soap recipes for a spring weeds gardener’s soap, aromatherapy soap dough, floral bouquet (flower shaped) soaps and herbal soap favors perfect for weddings.

The Sunlight & Seashore section of the book highlights summer fun in the sun – and everything associated with that. Like the beach! Learn how to craft seashell mini soaps, sea glass guest soaps, ocean waves soaps, loofah soaps and mermaid tails soaps.

For those that love to forage, you’ll find the Field & Forest section perfect for your needs! There are melt and pour soap recipes for making pine resin infused soaps, a rustic woods shave soap, camping soaps and even a wildflower honey soap made from a goat milk soap base and scented with a natural blend of lavender and Peru balsam essential oils.

If aloe is your go to for soothing skin care, then the chapter titled, Desert Inspiration, may be your favorite. This natural skin care ingredient is key in these easy melt and pour soap recipes for beginners. Learn how to make triple aloe soap bars, cactus landscape soaps and even jojoba sage shampoo & body bars.

Melt and Pour Soapmaking Information & Techniques Library. This section of the book, Easy Homemade Melt & Pour Soaps, is a must for anyone looking not just to recreate melt and pour soap recipes, but to also harness the knowledge needed to develop your own custom formulations. This chapter alone is a must for any soapmaking library. You'll find yourself referencing it time and again for information on natural ingredients you can use in your own homemade melt and pour soap recipes.

Part 3: Melt and Pour Soapmaking Information & Techniques Library

This section of the book, Easy Homemade Melt & Pour Soaps, is a must for anyone looking not just to recreate melt and pour soap recipes, but to also harness the knowledge needed to develop your own custom formulations. This chapter alone is a must for any soapmaking library. You’ll find yourself referencing it time and again for information on natural ingredients you can use in your own homemade melt and pour soap recipes. 

Discover details on natural colorants along with photos of the finished soaps and the amounts needed to achieve the same look. There’s also in depth information on the properties of essential oils used in soapmaking along with essential oil blend ideas and recipes. Plus information on exfoliants and other additives you can use when crafting your own easy melt and pour soap recipes. You’ll also learn the eco-friendly ways to package and store the melt and pour soaps you create.

If you want to get extra creative with your melt and pour soap recipes for beginners, this section also highlight various melt and pour soap making techniques. Discover how to incorporate soap curls, cookies cutter shapes and embeds into your melt and pour soaps as well as how to use soap stamps and create layers. Can’t quite figure out that pencil line? There’s detailed information on creating a pencil line in melt and pour soaps as well as step-by-step photos on creating visually pleasing diagonals and triangles as part of your soap designs.

And, for those times, that things don’t quite work out the way you expected, information on troubleshooting things like separating layers, a lack of lather, soap shrinkage and more is also included.

In addition, there’s also a list of fourteen soapmaking suppliers you can source ingredients from in both the USA and Canada. (She even included one of my personal favorite suppliers, Mountain Rose Herbs.)

You can purchase Jan Berry’s new book, Easy Homemade Melt & Pour Soaps, on Amazon here.

Melt and pour soap making tips & tricks to easy melt and pour soap recipes for beginners. How to make melt and pour soap recipes for beginners using natural ingredients and essential oils along with melt and pour soap making techniques. Learn how to make easy melt and pour soap recipes with this modern guide to natural soapmaking with fifty easy melt and pour soap recipes for beginner soapmakers. Plus melt and pour soap making tips, tricks and design techniques to help you create your own custom soap recipes and formulations.

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