DIY Washi Tape Jars for Your Homemade Bath and Beauty Recipes

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DIY Washi Tape Jars for Your Homemade Bath and Beauty RecipesLooking for a clever way to store and gift your homemade bath and beauty recipes? Upcycle old jars and give them a personal touch with washi tape. It’s so incredibly easy to do, especially if you have nice amber jars left over from handmade soap and cosmetic products you’ve made. However, this will work on any smooth walled jars, so create a collection for a nice display or a homemade spa gift basket. The jar I made, used to have a sample of a body safe fragrance oil inside!

To make your own jars, simply wrap two to four layers of washi tape around the jar in rows. Start at the top of the jar and work your way day with a strip of washi tape wrapped one below the other. As different washi tapes have differing transparencies, you may need to wrap your strip of washi tape around your jar several times for each row so you can’t see any writing that you may be disguising underneath. Use a strip of washi tape that has labels on it, to write the name of the beauty treatment you plan to store inside. I bough these lovely patterned washi tapes from Cute Tape. I really enjoy the selection and the free shipping for larger orders.

Once you’ve decorated your jar or jars, it’s time to fill them up! This jar is perfect for housing my homemade argan oil infused bath melts and solid sugar scrub cubes as well as tiny guest flower shaped glycerin soaps. You could also fill it with a natural green tea & mint body scrub, peppermint scented bath salts, my natural sore muscle salt scrub, vanilla & patchouli scented bath salts, natural lavender & calendula milk bath, or an organic salt soak.

For more great homemade bath & body recipes, check out some of my other posts on Soap Deli News and be sure to follow my DIY Bath and Body Board on Pinterest! And don’t forget to follow Soap Deli News via Blog Lovin’ so you never miss a post!

DIY Mustache Wax for Men

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Handmade DIY Father's Day Gift Idea - Homemade Mustache Wax Recipe for MenComing up with a great handmade Father’s Day gift can be hard. So I’ve created a functional DIY Father’s Day gift that Dad that’s sure to be used year round. Granted, it’s only a great gift for dad if he has a mustache, but if your dad – or the man in your life – sports a ‘stache, this is a gift that’s sure to be appreciated. I had my boyfriend give it a test drive first to be sure and he really enjoyed the feel and scent in his mustache. (P.S. This makes a great homemade Christmas stocking stuffer gift as well!)

DIY Mustache Wax Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

4 Tablespoons Beeswax, recommended or ( 2 Tablespoons Carnauba Wax)
3 Tablespoons Palm Kernel Flakes
3 Tablespoons Grape Seed Oil
3 Tablespoons Jojoba Oil
40 drops Frankincense Essential Oil
40 drops Pine Essential Oil

Directions:

Using a Tablespoon measurement, measure out level Tablespoons of the Beeswax or Carnauba Wax and Palm Kernel Flakes and place into a glass Pyrex measuring cup. Heat at reduced power in the microwave – I have a 1200 watt microwave and heated at 80% power for 3 1/2 minutes – until melted. Watch this closely to be sure your waxes don’t burn or boil. (In warmer climates you’ll need to increase palm kernel flakes to 4 Tbs. Also note that beeswax will offer more hold than carnauba wax as it’s sticker. Carnauba is simply offered as a vegan alternative.)

Now measure out the Grape Seed Oil and Jojoba Oil using a Tablespoon measurement and stir into your waxes – a knife works great for this! Add your essential oils, stir again, then pour into metal tins and allow to cool.

DIY Mustache Wax Recipe for Men - Easy Homemade Gift Idea for Dad for Father's Day or as a Christmas Stocking Stuffer

For my mustache wax I upcycled a metal tin with snowflakes on it that I had from Christmas. I simply decorated it with washi tape by wrapping it around the tin and then applying it onto the top of the lid and cutting off the excess.

You can also pair this gift with my DIY Natural Beard Conditioner for Men. For more great handmade gift ideas for men, be sure to follow my Father’s Day Gift Ideas board on Pinterest.

DIY Washi Tape Dispenser Craft Project

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DIY Washi Tape Dispenser Craft Project - Super Cute House Shaped Washi Tape Dispenser You Can Make By Upcycling Household Cardboard Products

If you’re a fan of washi tape like I am then you’re going to love this idea for making your own DIY Washi Tape Dispenser (above) I discovered at Craft & Creativity blog! Simply upcycle household cardboard products – fyi the cardboard tube inside the Target brand aluminum foil is perfect for this – by cutting and piecing together, then covering with washi tape. All that’s left is to add your favorite rolls of washi tape! Of course, if you’re a die hard washi tape addict, I imagine you may end up with an entire village!

For more DIY Washi Tapd Craft Project Ideas, be sure to check out my own Washi Tape Crafts on Soap Deli News Blog, visit The Washi Blog – a blog dedicated to DIY Washi Tape Projects, or follow me on Pinterest! (Psst. You can also follow me on Blog Lovin’!)

DIY Upcycled Washi Tape Planter

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DIY Easy Upcycled Planter - Made with Washi Tape and an Empty Vinegar ContainerI use so many gallon sized containers of vinegar every month – for everything from a homemade after shower spray to a natural and inexpensive laundry softener – that I wanted to  figure out something I could actually use these plastic containers for rather than just tossing them into the recycling bin. One of the quickest and easiest ways I thought of to upcycle these containers is to re-use them as pots for plants.

To make these pots, simply cut off the top of the container with sharp scissors – I used a knife to get started – wash thoroughly, then wrap with strips of your favorite washi tape. You can also make a small drain hole in the bottom if needed. Leave some of the plastic on your new pot exposed and you’ll be able to tell by how dark the soil is, whether or not it’s time to water.

I put one of my pepper plants in my pot while it’s waiting to be transplanted into the garden. However, these would be perfect for using container succulent gardens and for planting your favorite flowers and annual herbs.

Once I have three more of these vinegar containers emptied and ready for upcycing, I’m planning to use them with a dowel and eye hooks to create some new wall storage in my office.

Looking for more ways to re-use everyday containers? Be sure to check out my DIY Storage Box Organizer as well as my post on Creative Ways to Recycle Everyday Things. You can also follow me on Pinterest!

How do you recycle and upcycle everyday plastic containers?

Organic Flower Waters in Apothecary Style Glass Jars

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Organic Floral Hydrosol or Flower Waters in Apothecary Style Amber Glass Jars
I love the new packaging for the new hydrosols (flower waters) from Mountain Rose Herbs! The apothecary style labels on beautiful amber glass give these products a fabulous look and can be upcycled to use again later in your own projects after the contents have been used.
Hydrosols are produced by steam distilling plant material and offer similar properties to their essential oil counterparts, but in a less concentrated from. They offer a mild and subtle aroma that is reminiscent of the whole plant rather than just the flower used in distillation process as they contain the water soluble constituents of the plant material that are not found in essential oils.
Pictured here is their organic Lavender Hydrosol which ideal for oily and combination skin. It also makes an excellent coolant for minor burns, rashes, and hot sores and is suitable for both food and cosmetic use.
Want to try your hand at making your own homemade flower waters? Try some of these recipes from Soap Deli News.