Bumblebee Oreo Cookie Truffles with Cream Cheese for Spring Entertaining

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These easy, no bake Oreo cookie truffles are perfect for spring entertaining. Shaped like cute little bumblebees, this cute variation on a traditional Oreo cookie truffles recipe is made with cream cheese, white chocolate chips, Oreos and fondant. This recipe for bumblebee Oreo cookie truffles makes a fun and tasty addition to any spring event or party.

Oreo Cookie Truffles with Cream Cheese for Spring Entertaining. These easy, no bake Oreo cookie truffles are perfect for spring entertaining. Shaped like cute little bumblebees, this easy Oreo cookie truffles recipe is made with cream cheese, white chocolate chips, Oreos and fondant. This recipe for bumblebee Oreo cookie truffles makes a fun and tasty addition to any spring event or party if you need cute spring party ideas. A simple spring dessert recipe. No bake party dessert.

Ideas for Spring Entertaining: No Bake Dessert Recipe

It’s not officially spring yet, but it sure does feel like it! We’re gearing up for almost two straight weeks of spring like weather. Temps in the high fifties to low sixties with some rain here and there. Let me tell you, while we haven’t had any crazy cold weather or big snows (so far!) this year, I’m ready to enjoy the nice weather. I love spending time outdoors at festivals and events. And of course, hiking ranks pretty high on my list as well. My favorite thing to do during spring, however, is to entertain.

These bumblebee Oreo cookie truffles make an easy, no bake party dessert that both kids and adults will love digging into! They’re super fun to make. I chose to make my Oreo cookie truffles in the shape of bumblebees for this spring dessert recipe simply because I’ve always loved bees! Bumblebees, in fact, are my most favorite bees ever. This is despite being stung on my earlobe by a black and white bumblebee as a child. They’re just so adorable and generally lazy, that I’ve never really been frightened of them — bee sting or not! Besides, who can resist all those cute photos online of bumblebee butts nestled inside flowers?

Ready to try out my recipe for bumblebee Oreo cookie truffles? It’s really quite easy, and of course, there’s nothing to bake. So you can avoid a hot oven as the temps heat up outside. Here’s how to make your own bumblebee Oreo cookie truffles with cream cheese and white chocolate chip wings. 

Spring entertaining ideas: No bake dessert recipe for bumblebee Oreo cookie truffles with cream cheese and white chocolate chips. These easy, no bake Oreo cookie truffles are perfect for spring entertaining. Shaped like cute little bumblebees, this easy Oreo cookie truffles recipe is made with cream cheese, white chocolate chips, Oreos and fondant. This recipe for bumblebee Oreo cookie truffles makes a fun and tasty addition to any spring event or party. Whip up this fun party dessert recipe!

Bumblebee Oreo Cookie Truffles Recipe with Cream Cheese

Ingredients:

18 Oreo chocolate sandwich cookies
4 oz. cream cheese, softened
2-3 oz. Wilton Decorator Preferred black fondant

Ingredients for making bumblebee oreo cookie truffles1 ½ cup Wilton yellow candy melts
48 miniature white chocolate chips
48 Wilton candy eyeballs

Directions for Making Oreo Cookie Truffles:

To make this recipe for bumblebee Oreo cookie truffles, begin by lining a baking sheet with wax paper or parchment paper. Set aside for later use.

Chopping up oreo cookies in a food processor

Count out eighteen of the Oreo cookies. Then use a food processor to pulse the Oreos into fine crumbs.

Mixing crushed oreo cookies with cream cheese for oreo cookie truffles

Now combine the Oreo crumbs and cream cheese in a large bowl. Mix the Oreo crumbs and cream cheese together until thoroughly combined, with both ingredients being evenly distributed throughout.

Rolling crushed oreo cookies and cream cheese mixture together into ovals to make bumblebee oreo cookie truffles for spring entertaining

Once the ingredients for the Oreo cookie truffles are well-combined, roll out the Oreo mixture into twenty-four small ovals. The ovals should be about 1 ½ inches long and 1 inch wide and roughly the shape of a bumblebee. Set each oval shaped truffle onto the lined baking sheet you prepared previously. 

Now refrigerate the Oreo cookie truffles for at least a half hour.

Black fondant cut into strips with a knife

As the truffles chill, roll out black fondant until it’s about ¼ of an inch thick. Use a paring knife to cut the fondant into 48 small strips, about 2 inches long and ¼ of an inch wide.

Then, use the remaining fondant to roll out 24 bee stingers: about ¼ of an inch in size each.

Once the Oreo cookie truffles are chilled, remove them from the refrigerator. Set aside.

Next, place yellow candy melts into a microwave-safe bowl.

Microwave the candy melts in 30-second intervals, mixing in between each interval, until the candy has completely melted. Take care not to overheat.

Bumblebee Oreo Cookie Truffles with Cream Cheese for Spring Entertaining. These easy, no bake Oreo cookie truffles are perfect for spring entertaining. Shaped like cute little bumblebees, this easy Oreo cookie truffles recipe is made with cream cheese, white chocolate chips, Oreos and fondant. This recipe for bumblebee Oreo cookie truffles makes a fun and tasty addition to any spring event or party if you need cute spring party ideas. A simple spring dessert recipe. No bake party dessert.

How to Assemble the Bumblebee Oreo Cookie Truffles:

To assemble your bumblebee cookie truffles, dip ¾ of the first Oreo truffle into the melted yellow candy.

Remove and place back onto the lined baking sheet. Working quickly, then add two strips of fondant to the dipped portion of the truffle. Follow with two white chocolate chips in the center between the fondant to act as wings for your bumblebee.

Next, add a tiny fondant stinger onto the end of the truffle. Be sure to continue to work quickly. You don’t want the melted candy to solidify before you’re able to add all of the features. Otherwise your additions may not adhere to the truffles.

Finally, add a drop of candy onto the back of two of the candy eyes. Then place the eyes onto the undipped portion of the truffle, using the melted candy as glue to hold the eyes to the body of the bumblebee.

Repeat for each of your bumblebee cookie truffles until there are none left remaining.

Then allow the bumblebee cookie truffles to set for at least 30 minutes. After which time, your bumblebee truffles are ready to serve for your guests to enjoy!

Yield: 24 Oreo cookie truffles

No Bake Bumblebee Oreo Cookie Truffles with Cream Cheese

No Bake Bumblebee Oreo Cookie Truffles with Cream Cheese

Shaped like bumblebees, this variation of no bake Oreo cookie truffles with cream cheese makes a fun addition to any spring event or party.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Additional Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 18 Oreo chocolate sandwich cookies
  • 4 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 2-3 oz. Wilton Decorator Preferred black fondant
  • 1 ½ cup Wilton yellow candy melts
  • 48 miniature white chocolate chips
  • 48 Wilton candy eyeballs

Instructions

  1. Line a baking sheet with wax paper or parchment paper. Set aside for later use.
  2. Chop eighteen Oreo cookies into fine crumbs using the pulse feature on a food processor.
  3. Combine the Oreo crumbs and cream cheese in a large bowl and mix together until thoroughly combined.
  4. Roll out the Oreo mixture into twenty-four small ovals, about 1 ½ inches long and 1 inch wide and roughly the shape of a bumblebee. Set onto the lined baking sheet. 
  5. Refrigerate the Oreo cookie truffles for at least a half hour.
  6. As the truffles chill, roll out black fondant until it’s about ¼ of an inch thick. Use a paring knife to cut the fondant into 48 small strips, about 2 inches long and ¼ of an inch wide.
  7. Use the remaining fondant to roll out 24 bee stingers, about ¼ of an inch in size each.
  8. Once the Oreo cookie truffles are chilled, remove them from the refrigerator. Set aside.
  9. Place yellow candy melts into a microwave-safe bowl.
  10. Microwave the candy melts in 30-second intervals, mixing in between each interval, until the candy has completely melted.
  11. To assemble your bumblebee cookie truffles, dip ¾ of the first Oreo truffle into the melted yellow candy.
  12. Remove and place back onto the lined baking sheet. Then add two strips of fondant to the dipped portion of the truffle.
  13. Follow with two white chocolate chips in the center between the fondant for the bumblebee's wings.
  14. Add a tiny fondant stinger onto the end of the truffle.
  15. Then place a drop of melted candy onto the back of two of the candy eyes. Place the eyes onto the undipped portion of the truffle.
  16. Repeat for each of your bumblebee Oreo cookie truffles until there are none left remaining.
  17. Allow the bumblebee Oreo cookie truffles to set for at least 30 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

24

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 100Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 75mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 1gSugar: 7gProtein: 1g
Spring desserts recipes ideas for spring events or parties for seasonal spring entertaining. Shaped like bumblebees, this no bake Oreo cookie truffles recipe with cream cheese & white chocolate chip wings makes a fun addition to any spring event or party. These bumblebee Oreo cookie truffles make an easy, no bake party dessert that both kids and adults will love digging into! Ready to try out my recipe for bumblebee Oreo cookie truffles? It's really easy, and of course, there's nothing to bake.

If you like my recipe for Oreo cookie truffles with cream cheese, then be sure to pin this project to Pinterest for later. You can explore more food recipes on Pinterest here as well as party ideas. Or follow all of my Pinterest boards for more great projects.

Additionally, you may also like my party appetizer recipe for black bean dip, as well as my Rooibos peach tea rum punch recipe. Or try out this fun idea for boozy popsicles with edible lilac flowers. Also be sure to check out these tips for prepping your kitchen for spring entertaining.

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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. 

Dollar Tree Crafts for Spring. Easy DIY home decor on a budget. How to make a DIY Bird Craft Fragrance Warmer for your budget friendly spring home decor. This easy DIY Dollar Store craft is the perfect accessory for your home. And it also makes a thoughtful DIY housewarming for a new neighbor, friend or family member. Decorate your home for spring now with this fun spring bird crafts made with supplies from the Dollar Tree for your next DIY spring decor project.

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.)

Dollar Tree Crafts for Spring. Easy DIY home decor on a budget. How to make a DIY Bird Craft Fragrance Warmer for your budget friendly spring home decor. This easy DIY Dollar Store spring decor is the perfect accessory for your home. And it also makes a thoughtful DIY housewarming for a new neighbor, friend or family member. Decorate your home for spring now with this fun spring bird crafts made with supplies from the Dollar Tree for your DIY spring decor project.

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.

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.

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

Dollar Tree Crafts for Spring. Easy DIY home decor on a budget. How to make a DIY Bird Craft Fragrance Warmer for your budget friendly spring home decor. This easy DIY Dollar Store spring decor is the perfect accessory for your home. And it also makes a thoughtful DIY housewarming for a new neighbor, friend or family member. Decorate your home for spring now with this fun spring bird crafts made with supplies from the Dollar Tree for your DIY spring decor project.

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.
Easy DIY bird crafts for DIY spring decor. How to make DIY Dollar Tree spring decor to decorate your home on a budget. Fun & easy ways to upcycle a fragrance wax melt warmer in just 20-minutes to create beautiful, bird inspired DIY spring home decor. Easy spring decorating ideas using Dollar Tree materials for beautiful home accents and accessories. Or make and gift this lovely Dollar Tree bird craft for a spring housewarming gift to a new neighbor . DIY home decor ideas for spring on a budget.

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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Gardeners Soap Recipe with Exfoliating Botanicals

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This homemade cold process gardeners soap recipe is made with exfoliating botanicals and three skin conditioning body butters. So it doesn’t just get you clean, it also helps to nourish skin!

DIY gardeners soap. How to make homemade gardeners soap recipe with exfoliating botanicals & mosquito repelling essential oils for your natural summer skin care routine. If you get dirty, then is essential soap recipe is a must for life's messes! Learn how to make this exfoliating gardeners soap for DIY gardener gifts or to use in your home throughout the year.

Life is messy. Sometimes it’s even dirty. So when it comes time to clean up the dirt left behind from your summer shenanigans, projects and gardening, you need a soap that’s created just for such situations.

Formulating a Gardeners Soap Recipe

The problem with a lot of gardening soaps is that they are super cleansing. Obviously if you need soap that’s powerful enough to get off that caked on grime – and whatever else water is fleeing in sheer horror from – they’re likely to strip your skin. You’re clean, but your skin also feels tight and dry. So you try an extra conditioning soap bar instead. Unfortunately, it just doesn’t work as well as you need it to on your muck and mayhem. And in this day and age, no one has time to scrub their skin into next weekend.

So why not make a gardeners soap recipe that embraces BOTH of these characteristics? That’s just what I did! Formulated to be extra cleansing – with the inclusion of exfoliating botanicals to help scrub dirt away – this cold process gardeners soap recipe is also extra conditioning. So you get clean AND your skin stays balanced.

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I then took my gardeners soap recipe to the next level by adding a simple blend of essential oils that outdoor bugs and mosquitoes prefer to stay very far away from. And while the general consensus is, that soap being a wash off product, isn’t effective at discouraging biting insects, I figure it can’t hurt.

I used to make my brother lemongrass soap every year before his annual camping trips. He swore up and down it worked for him – he never came home with mosquito bites – so I’m not about to knock that notion totally out of the water.

If you’re looking for a leave on mosquito repellent, however, be sure to check out my insect repellent body butter recipe here. You may also want to check out these research based tick repellent recipes with essential oils from the Tisserand Institute.

Now let’s make this cold process gardeners soap recipe!

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Homemade Gardeners Soap Recipe

© Rebecca D. Dillon

Ingredients:

2.4 oz. babassu oil (15%)
1.6 oz. castor oil (10%)
4.8 oz. pomace olive oil (30%)
2.4 oz. mango butter (15%)
2.4 oz. unrefined shea butter (15%)
2.4 oz. tucuma butter (15%)

5.3 oz. distilled water (33% of oil weight)
2.1 oz. sodium hydroxide/lye (8% superfat)

.1 oz. lemon eucalyptus essential oil
.1 oz. marjoram essential oil
.1 oz. Virginia cedarwood essential oil
1 Tablespoon French green clay
1/2 teaspoon calendula flower powder
1/2 teaspoon cornsilk powder
1/2 teaspoon poppy seeds
1 teaspoon Alpine green mica, optional

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Gardeners Soap Making Notes:

If you’ve never made cold process soap before, I encourage you to check out my soap making tutorial on how to make soap from scratch. Or check out the book, The Complete Guide to Natural Soap Making, by Amanda Gail Aaron.

This homemade gardeners soap hardens up rather nicely and is easily cut the next day if using a loaf mold. If you’re using individual cavity molds, however, I recommend waiting an extra day or so before unmolding so your edges come out clean. Alternately you can use a steeper water discount – I’d recommend 30% of the oil weight – or you can also add either a teaspoon of sodium lactate or salt to this gardeners soap recipe to get a firmer bar out of the mold.

I used both the succulent silicone soap mold from Brambleberry as well as this silicone chrysanthemum mold for my gardeners soap recipe. The end recipe yielded four 2.5 oz. succulent shaped soaps and three 4 oz. chrysanthemum shaped soaps.

I chose the botanical exfoliants for this soap based on what I had on hand. While pumice is common in a gardeners soap recipe, I decided to use gentler exfoliants instead. However, you can swap out any of these exfoliants as desired with those of your choice.

Gardeners soap recipe. This gardeners soap recipe is made with exfoliating botanicals and three nourishing body butters so it doesn't just get you clean, it also conditions skin! Learn how to make this DIY gardeners soap recipe now at Soap Deli News blog.

Instructions:

This gardeners soap recipe is made using the cold process soapmaking method. You need to follow all safety precautions when making cold process soap from scratch. This includes using heat safe containers and non-aluminum containers and utensils. Protective clothing and eyewear is also highly recommended.

To make this homemade soap, begin by measuring out the water (or other liquid) called for in the recipe in a heat safe container. Then use a digital scale to weigh out the lye into a separate container. Carefully pour the lye into the water in a well ventilated area. Then mix well until all the lye has dissolved and set aside. (This step can emit fumes. Therefore I recommend using an exhaust fan. Alternately, you can mix the lye into the water outdoors.)

Next, weigh out all the soapmaking oils and butters. This includes the babassu oil, castor oil, olive oil, mango butter, shea butter and tucuma butter. Combine the carrier oils and soap making butters in a heat safe container. Then melt the ingredients on the stove, in a crockpot or at reduced power in a microwave. Once melted, remove the melted oils and butters from the heat source and set aside.

While the lye-water and soapmaking oils cool, weigh the essential oils out and combine in a glass measuring cup. Likewise, measure out the clay, mica and exfoliants and combine in a small dish or container separate from the essential oils.

Once both the lye-water and soapmaking oils are about 95°F, you’re ready to continue making my gardeners soap recipe.

Gardeners soap recipe. This gardeners soap recipe is made with exfoliating botanicals and three nourishing body butters so it doesn't just get you clean, it also conditions skin! Learn how to make this DIY gardeners soap recipe now at Soap Deli News blog.

Start by adding the clay, exfoliants and mica to the melted soapmaking oils and butters. Mix briefly with an immersion blender to distribute the additives throughout the oil mixture.

Follow with the lye-water. Then mix until you achieve a light trace.

Add the essential oils.Continue mixing the soap batter until you reach a medium to heavy trace. (I overmixed my soap batter to be sure I did not get a false trace as my gardeners soap recipe calls for a high percentage of hard butters.)

Finally, pour the soap into your molds. Cover the tops of the soap with plastic wrap or parchment paper. Then set a tea towel on top of the soap to insulate the soap and ensure goes through gel phase. (You can learn more about the gel phase in soap making at Lovin’ Soap here.)

Unmold your soaps after 24 hours, then leave in a cool, dry location to cure for four to six weeks. At which point, you can wrap and label your soaps for personal use or handmade gifts.

If you’d like to sell the homemade soaps you make from my gardeners soap recipe, you need to follow good manufacturing practices (GMP) when making your homemade soaps. The book, Good Manufacturing Practices for Soap and Cosmetic Handcrafters by Marie Gale, is a valuable resource if you’re just getting started making your own homemade soaps, skin care products and cosmetics.

In addition to GMP, you also need to follow FDA guidelines for labeling your homemade soaps. If you’re unsure about the rules and regulations regarding labeling cosmetics, the book, Soap and Cosmetic Labeling: How to Follow the Rules and Regs Explained in Plain English by Marie Gale, spells out everything you need to know to legally label your products in the United States.

Gardeners soap recipe. This gardeners soap recipe is made with exfoliating botanicals and three nourishing body butters so it doesn't just get you clean, it also conditions skin! Learn how to make this DIY gardeners soap recipe now at Soap Deli News blog.

If you like my gardeners soap recipe, then be sure to pin it for later. You can also try my gardeners soap recipe from last year. It can can be found here.

Not quite ready to make my gardeners soap recipe or simply need a scrubby soap you can use right away? Shop for handmade artisan gardeners soaps on Etsy here.

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Mineral Bronzing Body Butter Recipe for a Sun Kissed Summer Look

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Learn how to make a body highlighting bronzer for your summer beauty regimen with this homemade mineral bronzing body butter recipe. With as few as 4-ingredients you can add a sun kissed look to your summer skin. Experiment with mica pigment powders, coffee oil and bacuri butter for a beautiful summer beauty product that’s easy to customize. (I swear, you are going to LOVE this beauty DIY!)

Mineral Bronzing Body Butter Recipe for a Sun Kissed Summer Look. Learn how to make a body highlighting bronzer for your summer beauty regimen with this homemade mineral bronzing body butter recipe. With as few as 4-ingredients you can add a sun kissed look to your summer skin. Experiment with mica pigment powders, coffee oil and bacuri butter for a beautiful summer beauty product that's easy to customize. (I swear, you are going to LOVE this beauty DIY!)

Get That Sun Kissed Glow Without the Sun

I grew up in the 80’s. So during summers, from around age fourteen through much of high school, I tried hopelessly to tan. Whether I was drowning myself in Hawaiian Tropic tanning oil while laying out, or hitting the tanning bed, I did everything I could to try to achieve the perfect tan.

This was of course, in addition to a futile attempt to go blonde. I was all about using Sun In to try to get that bleached blonde look without actually having to buy hair color. (Being fourteen at the time, I obviously didn’t have money of my own.) Of course, the use of Sun In turned my hair orange, seeing as how I have red undertones from my mother’s side. Somehow that didn’t seem to stop me though.

Unfortunately, my mostly Irish and English ancestors ensured I never reached my tanning goals. So I piled chemical based sunless tanners on top of my often sunburned skin. This ultimately left my skin matching my hair. It gave my skin an unnatural orange tint that was common among my other pale skinned comrades trying to look like magazine cover models.

Since then I’ve learned to love my translucent see through pale skin. However, adding a touch of natural looking, non-permanent color is a easy way to give your skin a sun kissed look when the seasons change. It’s also great for covering up a farmer’s tan.

Greg, as he often works outside, never actually got rid of his farmer’s tan this winter. So I actually tested my mineral bronzing body butter recipe his skin in addition to my own. It worked like a charm at disguising the change in skin tone so his “guns” – which is wear he told me to put it (I swear.) – matched the color of the rest of his arms. He was EXTRA happy, however, that my bronzing body butter washed off, rather than fading into a blotchy mess like the sunless tanner I used on him last year.

Coffee Bronzing Body Butter Recipe for a Sun Kissed Summer Look. Learn how to make a body highlighting bronzer for your summer beauty regimen with this homemade mineral bronzing body butter recipe. With as few as 4-ingredients you can add a sun kissed look to your summer skin. Experiment with mica pigment powders, coffee oil and bacuri butter for a beautiful summer beauty product that's easy to customize. (I swear, you are going to LOVE this beauty DIY!)

About My Mineral Bronzing Body Butter

There a few things that I really love about my natural bronzing body butter recipe. The first is that it’s so easy to make. Therefore it won’t matter if you’re just a beginner dabbling in making your own homemade beauty products. This recipe would be really hard to mess up. (Just keep in mind that substitutions can impact the final outcome of this product, much like any other natural skin care recipe. For example using unrefined shea butter when the recipe calls for refined shea butter does matter as unrefined shea butter has a lower melting point than the refined version.)

Secondly, it blends well with all skin tones. It’s also easily customized by adding more (or less) mica or by mixing up the mica colors in the recipe. However, if you want a completely natural product (or zero shimmer) you don’t even have to use mica powder in my bronzing body butter recipe at all.

Third, as I used bacuri butter in my body highlighting bronzer for color in addition to the coffee oil, it’s easier to achieve a deeper color brown as the base. This also means it absorbs more quickly than many other body butter recipes. Additionally, there’s no greasy after feel and it’s suitable for all skin types – even if you’re prone to body acne.

Mineral Highlighter Bronzing Body Butter Recipe for a Sun Kissed Summer Look. Learn how to make a body highlighting bronzer for your summer beauty regimen with this homemade mineral bronzing body butter recipe. With as few as 4-ingredients you can add a sun kissed look to your summer skin. Experiment with mica pigment powders, coffee oil and bacuri butter for a beautiful summer beauty product that's easy to customize. (I swear, you are going to LOVE this beauty DIY!)

Natural Bronzing Body Butter Recipe

© Rebecca D. Dillon

Get that summer kissed look this spring with this homemade coffee bronzing body butter recipe.

Ingredients:

2 oz. unrefined bacuri butter
1 oz. coffee seed oil
.8 oz. polawax emulsifying wax
1/4 teaspoon copper sparkle mica
1 teaspoon (.05 oz.) copper lip safe mica

Bronzing Body Butter Recipe Notes:

In order to ensure you can exactly duplicate my mineral bronzing body butter recipe, I’ve linked the ingredient list to the very same products I used. Unfortunately the copper lip safe mica is no longer available. (Which I wasn’t aware of until I after I created my bronzing body butter recipe.) However you can substitute this mica was another regular copper mica of your choice. Alternately, using 1 1/2 teaspoons of copper sparkle  mica (and omitting the regular copper mica) will give this product extra highlighting power. Or experiment a bit of brown oxide pigment powder for a deeper matte color.

You may also note that I used a polawax emulsifying wax in place of where beeswax would typically be called for in a recipe. While my bronzing body butter recipe does not contain water, the emulsifying wax helps with absorption rates and keeps the final product from feeling heavy. Things you really don’t want when the summer heat is on. If you prefer, however, you can substitute this wax with a basic emulsifying wax. (This is the one I typically use.)

I recommend using the double boiler method for making my mineral highlighting bronzing body butter recipe. However, you can get away with using the microwave at 20% power. In addition, you’ll also need a digital scale to weigh out the ingredients.

This product has natural earthy coffee scent from a combination of the bacuri butter and coffee oil. If you find the fragrance of my bronzing body butter recipe is too earthy for your taste, you can add a bit of chocolate absolute to the recipe. I mean, who doesn’t love the scent of coffee and chocolate, right?

Bacuri Butter Bronzing Body Butter Recipe for a Sun Kissed Summer Look. Learn how to make a body highlighting bronzer for your summer beauty regimen with this homemade mineral bronzing body butter recipe. With as few as 4-ingredients you can add a sun kissed look to your summer skin. Experiment with mica pigment powders, coffee oil and bacuri butter for a beautiful summer beauty product that's easy to customize. (I swear, you are going to LOVE this beauty DIY!)

Instructions:

Begin by weighing out the bacuri butter, wax and coffee seed oil. Combine in a heat safe container and gently heat until all of the wax has melted. Remove from heat and stir to combine.

Next, weigh (and/or measure) out the mica powder called for in my bronzing body butter recipe. Set aside. Allow the body butter mixture to cool slightly.

When it just starts to cool and thicken, but is still fluid, mix in the mica powders. Mix thoroughly to combine, then pour into containers of your choice. I used two 1 oz. white polypropylene thick wall plastic jars.

Allow to cool completely. Once solidified, screw on the jar lids.To use your homemade bronzing body butter, simply massage onto skin as desired.

As this product may stain light colored clothing, allow your body butter to absorb completely before getting dressed. You can also lightly apply a setting powder over the application using a soft brush if desired.

This product is suitable for both your body and face. However, avoid applying your bronzing body butter to lips and/or eyes if not using a lip safe mica powder or pigment.

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More Ways to Use Bacuri Butter for Skin Care

If you love my mineral highlighting bronzing body butter recipe as much as I do, then I encourage you to also try my other bacuri butter recipes. This natural Brazilian beauty butter is a delightful treat for skin and possesses both anti-acne and anti-aging properties when used in skin care applications. A rich moisturizer with a deep earthy scent, bacuri butter is one of my favorite body butters, right up there with shea and cocoa butter.

Don’t forget to pin this mineral highlighter bronzing body butter recipe to your Pinterest boards to save for later. (You can also discover my favorite bath & beauty finds on Pinterest here.)

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