DIY Organic Sugar Exfoliating Body Cubes

Tried these and love how they turned out! Very easy and works great for dry skin!

Ingredients

1. 310g Shea Butter melt and pour soap base.

2. 1 cup organic coconut oil

3. 1 1/2 cups organic sugar

4. 8 g Fragrance Oil. Here I used Sea Salt, Espresso, Vanilla and Lovespell, all by Brambleberry!

5. 1tsp mica, here I used blue, party punk, gold sparkle and espresso, all by Brambleberry!

Directions

1. Chip soap base into squares

2. Melt in 45 second bursts in microwave, stir gently

3. Once melted add coconut oil and whisk.

4. Add fragrance oil and mica. Whisk again until thoroughly blended.

5. Add sugar. Whisk quickly as the batter thickens quick once the sugar is added.

6. Pour into molds and let set. I used two molds, an individual heart silicone mold usually used for chocolates, and a 6 square soap mold, Brambleberry!

7. Pop out of molds and cut the square bars into cubes. The hearts are perfect once popped out of mold.

8. Store as you like, I had these soap boxes that hold 4 cubes perfectly!

9. Use in the bath or shower on feet or anywhere for gentle exfoliating!

Easy DIY Loofah Soap

I got inspired to try this when thinking about ways to save time in the bath or shower! This easy project takes minutes and you can enjoy these soaps for months or give away as gifts!

Ingredients

1. 1 large loofah sponge

2. 1 pound of melt and pour soap base

3. Microwave safe pitcher

4. Silicone spoon

5. Fragrance oil

6. Round silicone soap mold

Directions

1. Weigh out one pound of melt and pour soap base.

2. Melt in microwave on 45 second bursts stirring gently until fully melted.

3. Cut loofah sponge into 1 inch thick pieces. My sponge gave me 9 pieces.

4. Place loofah sponge in soap mold.

5. Add desired amount of fragrance oil to melted soap base and gently stir.

6. Pour soap into mold.

7. Let soap harden 4-6 hours or until done setting.

8. Pop soap out of mold

9. Wrap or package as desired and enjoy!

Organic Infused Rose Oil

I’m doing more oil infusions for my handmade beauty products. Here I chose the cold infusion method. I used organic dried rose petals, Sunflower Oil and Sweet Almond Oil. Rose oil can help nourish and regenerate skin. It has a lovely, light scent and also helps to brighten complexion and increase skin tone!

Directions

1. Sterilize a canning jar.

2. Dry thoroughly!

3. Add dried rose petals to the jar filling it almost to the top. I like to leave a few inches so the lid closes cleanly.

4. Cover rose petals with Sunflower Oil until just covered.

5. Add Sweet Almond Oil until the mixture reaches the desired level.

6. Close lid and gentle shake. Label and date!

7. Place in a sunny spot and let infuse for 2-3 weeks.

Use in DIY soaps, lip balm, body oil, bath oil…

Chamomile Infused Oil for Beauty Products

I decided to make some organic chamomile infused olive oil today! I plan on using this gorgeous oil in my organic soap and lip butters. Chamomile is known to have anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, antibacterial and antiseptic properties along with providing a big dose of soothing and glowing antioxidants! It has a lovely and calming scent and I can’t wait to use it! I chose the cold infusion method to preserve as much of the skin loving chamomile flowers as possible!

Directions

1. Wash a mason jar and dry thoroughly

2. Fill up the mason jar with dried chamomile flower buds, leave an inch at the top!

3. Cover with olive oil. I added some Jojoba oil also to give the oil an extra skin boost!

4. Close lid and gently shake.

5. Find a sunny spot to place your jar. I chose my kitchen window sill as it gets nice mid day sun.

6. Shake gentle once a day for 2-3 weeks and use in diy beauty products!

DIY Solid Perfume

Hi! Was feeling creative so tried my hand at this. After a few failed attempts I settled on trying a sold base from Candora. I used 100 grams of the Candora lip balm base for sticks and 25 grams Fragrance Oil. I love how this turned out! So simple with amazing results. This leaves a beautiful, subtle shimmer to the skin where applied. Use fingertips to apply where desired. I used my favourite, signature scent from Brambleberry called LoveSpell which has notes of peach, strawberry, apple blossom, coconut milk and white musk! I used these gorgeous blue jars and adore how they turned out!

DIY Organic Bath Melts

New obsession! So easy and so great for your skin! I scented these with a gorgeous fragrance oil by Brambleberry called LoveSpell, with notes of bergamot, peach, strawberry, apple blossom, Damask rose and coconut milk!

Directions

1. Melt 1 cup organic coconut oil and 1 cup organic cocoa butter in a water bath, I like to use medium low to make sure everything melts nice and easy and thorough!

2. Once melted, remove from heat and add 4 grams of LoveSpell fragrance oil. Stir well.

3. Pour into a mold on top of a cutting board. Here I used a small silicon candy heart mold and this recipe made 20!

4. Put into fridge (hence the cutting board) and let solidify.

5. Enjoy your moisturizing and gorgeous bath melts but be careful not to skip getting out of the tub and to wash it out for the next time!

DIY Lavender Infused Oil

This is an easy cold process lavender oil infusion. I used organic olive oil and lavender buds and let it Infused for four weeks. I plan to use in soaps!

Directions

1. Choose an airtight jar and fill half way with dried lavender buds.

2. Cover the buds with olive oil and gently stir.

3. Cover with lid and store on a window sill for 2-4 weeks. Gently shake daily. I did four weeks.

4. When your oil is ready, choose another airtight jar and strain infused oil using cheesecloth into the new jar.

5. Cover with lid and use within one year!

DIY All Natural Solid Perfume!

While experimenting I decided to try my hand at solid perfume. I got to thinking many of my products I make have the same base and texture so I got to it! I decided on two fragrances based on what I had and like. So I went with a blend of Labender, Grapefruit and Sweet Orange essential oils, and Sandalwood Ylang Ylang Essential Oils. Love how they turned out. They smell gorgeous and leave the skin with a dewy glow and extra moisture where applied!

Directions

1. Combine 1tbsp organic white beeswax pellets with 1tbsp organic coconut oil in a glass container in a water bath on medium low heat until melted. Stir often.

2. Remove from heat and add 10 drops each Lavender, Grapefruit and Sweet Orange essential Oils OR 15 drops each Sandalwood and Ylang Ylang Essential Oil. Stir well.

3. Pour into desired container and let cool and set at room temperature for 24 hours.

I always recommend doing a skin test with essential oils and even coconut oil before using! Test on a small patch of your hand or wrist and if it seems fine after 24 hours you should be fine to use. Better safe than sorry peeps!

Enjoy your natural solid perfume!

Handmade Natural Shea Butter Soap

This is an easy soap to attempt if just starting out making natural soaps. This is a gentle but moisturizing body bar that’s great for sensitive skin. Shea Butter is ultra moisturizing! This is unscented.

As always wear protective goggles, gloves, wear long sleeves and mix the lye into your water outside in a well ventilated area away from kids and pets!

My Recipe

4.8 ounces olive oil

4.8 ounces coconut oil

3.2 ounces Shea Butter

3.2 ounces grapeseed oil

6 ounces distilled water

2.2 ounces lye

Equipment

Crockpot

Digital scale

Measuring bowls

Protective goggles, gloves

Long sleeve shirt

Log mold

Soap cutter

Silicone spatula

Directions

1. Melt Shea Butter in microwave until melted.

2. Combine oils in crockpot on medium heat.

3. Mix your lye into your water smirky outside, stirring gently until dissolved.

4. Once lye/water is cooled (it will go clear), add to oils in crockpot.

5. Pulse with hand mixer until light trace (resembles thin pudding)

6. Cover with lid and stir every 15 minutes until the mixture resembles mashed potatoes

7. Pour into mold and cover immediately with a towel.

8. Check after 24 hour if it’s ready to pop out of mold. Wait up to 12 hours and try again.

9. Cut into bars and cure 2-4 weeks. I cured for four weeks to be on the safe side.

Enjoy your gentle, natural and moisturizing handmade soap!

DIY Lip Balms!

I made 3 new lip balms this week and I love all of them! Lavender Pearl, Hot Pink Grapefruit, and Hot Pink Strawberry!

Lavender Pearl Directions

1. Melt 3tbsp coconut oil, 1tbsp beeswax pellets, 1tbsp white Shea Butter and 1/2tsp Castor Oil in a glass container in a water bath over medium heat until melted.

2. Remove from heat and add 8 drops lavender essential oil and stir.

3. Add 1/4 tsp super pearly white mica powder (I love Brambleberry) and stir quickly.

4. Pour into lip balm tubes and let set for a few hours in a cool dry place. Cover with lip balm lid.

The added castor oil here gives a nice shine to this lip balm and the lavender scent is relaxing.

Hot Pink Grapefruit Directions

I used the same recipe just substituted Grapefruit essential oil and hot pink mica powder (again Brambleberry). The Grapefruit scent is uplifting!

Hot Pink Strawberry Argan Oil Directions

1. Combine 2tbsp Shea Butter, 2tbsp Argan oil, 1tbsp beeswax pellets and 1 drop vitamin e oil in a glass container in a water bath on medium heat until melted.

2. Remove from heat and add 1/4 tsp Strawberry scented oil (Brambleberry) abs 1/2tsp hot pink mica powder (Brambleberry).

3. Pour into lip balm tubes and allow to cool. Cap with lip balm cap.

The argan oil and vitamin e oil provide a very nourishing balm

Enjoy! This is the hot pink Grapefruit This is the lavender Pearl This is the Hot Pink Strawberry