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17 Homemade Soap Recipes & Tips - Snappy Living

17 Homemade Soap Recipes & Tips - Snappy Living
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You Have Food On Your Face! How To Make Whipped Feta I don’t even know what to saaaay. This whipped feta is single-handedly changing my life. And I mean, like reallyreallyreally changing my life, in ways that include consuming (very small) portions of vegetables along with it because it’s that good. Not like in the when-I was-12-I-stood-outside-of-Limited-Too-in-a-mint-and-navy-flannel-pleated-plaid-skirt-being-a-“model” type of way. For weeks I was inflated with the idea of whipped feta. You know where I actually think the thought came from? Enter whipped feta. As you can clearly see, I slathered it on toast. I attempted the recipe three different ways: with regular cream cheese, whipped cream cheese and Greek yogurt. Perhaps my favorite thing about this whole mess is that you can flavor it any way you like. Okay. Ingredients: 8 ounces feta cheese, crumbled and at room temperature 3 ounces whipped cream cheese, at room temperature Directions: Add crumbled feta to a food processor and pulse until small crumbs remain. Whip it good.

Puffy Paint I can't believe I've never tried this project before. It was so easy and fun that I ended up doing it three times this week... first with my own kids, then as a project at my son's school, and then with our music class. I have a little bit of PTSD after working with lots and lots of squirrelly little 4 and 5 year olds. In particular my own kids, who tend to just dump out all the paint, smear it all over their bodies, and then run away screaming. Puffy Paint 1 c. salt 1 c. flour 1 c. water a healthy squirt of food coloring or tempera paint. Put in squeeze bottles for Puffy Paint Paradise.

Coconut Oil Facial Soap Recipe for Acne Prone Skin This coconut oil facial soap recipe for acne prone skin combines ingredients known for their acne fighting properties to help keep skin acne free! Like the name implies, this coconut oil facial soap recipe is formulated using refined coconut oil at 100% with a 20% superfat so it doesn’t over dry skin. Neem oil, sea buckthorn oil and a blend of essential oils are also included in this natural homemade soap recipe to help kick acne to the curb and keep it away. This coconut oil facial soap recipe also makes a great body soap for oily skin. Coconut Oil Facial Soap Recipe for Acne Prone Skin © Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen Ingredients: 36 oz. refined (76°F melt point) coconut oil 11.8 oz. distilled water 5.2 oz. lye/sodium hydroxide 1.8 oz. 100% neem oil 1 oz. sea buckthorn oil .5 oz. lavender flower powder .25 oz. tea tree oil .5 oz. lemongrass essential oil .35 oz. patchouli essential oil Soap Notes: Water as % of oils=33% 20% superfat Instructions:

Rosemary Mint Shaving Cream: Homemade Gift Ideas How to make homemade shaving cream with coconut oil and shea butter that smells of a delicious rosemary-mint pairing. Great for personalized Christmas gifts or just to pamper yourself. 44K+Around the same time that I started washing my face daily with the Ginger Coconut Oil Body Scrub I had concocted in the kitchen, I also had the revelation that post body scrubbing, you could shave your legs without using shaving cream. Shaving cream and I are lifelong enemies. I have to buy some pretty expensive slathering lotion for it to do its job without leaving me looking like I had a run-in with a barbed wire fence, and I, frankly, am complaining about it. While we use the shaving cream here, it would also make a great gift for that special someone in your life, be it your significant other, your dad, or anyone else in need of some pampering. Notes: I’ve found this works great for sensitive skin. Copyright © Food for My Family.

How To: Make Your Own Jewelry Cleaner Did you know that when your jewelry looses its sparkle and your silver pieces start to tarnish, there’s no need for getting it professionally cleaned or spending on a jewelry cleaner full of harsh chemicals? You can make your own jewelry cleaner at home with simple ingredients you already have! I own a couple of pieces that really needed some care, so I put them to the test with this easy DIY cleaner and I’m happy to report that I brought them back to life! A small bowlA piece of aluminum foil1 tablespoon salt1 tablespoon baking soda1 teaspoon dish detergent (I use one that is 98% made from natural ingredients, but you can also make your own with this recipe)A toothbrush1 cup of hot water 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Now go rock your shiny pieces!

The 23 Genius Ways To Use An Ice Cube Tray | Top Food There is so many uses for the ice cube tray, athat you cannot just simply write it down. You never should use it just for ice, because, you are missing so much chances to make something new, and trilling. Since the summer is slowly coming, there are a lot way you can use ice tray and make the perfect snack maybe, or even a delicious desert. source Easy Soap, Scrubs and Lotion Recipes | Soap Recipes for Beginners Nothing’s more fun than sharing and swapping a good recipe. Here are a few of our favorites for making everything from skin nurturing soaps and scrubs, to solid perfume and more. Share your recipes by using the “comment box” at the bottom of this page. Gardener’s Soap Recipe 8 oz. Melt & Pour Base 2 T. Melt base and scent. Honey Bee CP Soap Olive Oil 32 oz. At trace, add fragrance and 1 Tablespoon of honey. Easy Shea Butter CP Soap Coconut Oil 16 oz. Easy Lip Balm Recipe – using Lanolin 1 oz. Skin Firming Gel – using CroThix CroThix has a secondary use as a skin firming agent. This makes (4) four ounce containers of gel-crème. Water 13 oz. Heat the water and Glycerin to 170 degrees and set aside. Lotion bars! Easy Lotion Bars 4 ounces Mango or Shea Butter 4 ounces Beeswax, Yellow or White 5 ounces Liquid Oil (Jojoba or Grapeseed are both excellent) 2 teaspoons of Essential Oil or Fragrance Oil Melt the beeswax in a separate container and the butter/oil in another container. Here’s what you need:

Easy homemade soap As the last generations of Depression-era children or back-to-the-landers take their leave of this world, their DIY skills go with them. When we try to learn from scratch, we soon discover that recipes in books don't tell half the story. DIY soap making and other skills slipping away I have never figured out why this knowledge started slipping away from us, but I am trying to re-learn some of the basics. My soap recipe is customized to use full bottles of most of the oils, so you don't have a lot of inventory lying around, and you don't have to do a lot of measuring. Making homemade soap can be dangerous Before we begin, let me stress that soap-making can be dangerous. Here is some general homemade soap information Soap is made in two parts, lye and water, plus a mixture of oils. The oils must be gently heated. Lye is VERY caustic, so don't get any on your skin. You will also need a mold. Homemade soap: The hardest step The hardest thing about soap is knowing when it is done.

Diy Scalp Treatment One of the first things we learned in cosmetology school was how to do a scalp treatment, and for good reason. For all the benefits they provide, I think it’s crazy they aren’t a regular part of our “beauty” routines. We’ll scrub, rub, and moisturize every square inch of our body, but the scalp tends to be neglected. Of all the at home diy treatments you can do, a scalp treatment is of the easiest – and seriously one of the best. They feel amazing, get rid of flakes, and promote fast and healthy hair growth. Diy All Natural Scalp Treatment I have a friend from childhood that was my ever faithful guinea pig during beauty school. Before we talk about the how, let’s talk about the why. Why Scalp Treatments Are Important Here are just a few reasons that a scalp treatment should be a part of your regular beauty routine: Removes product build up (even shampoo and conditioner build up)Relieves dry, flaky, tight skin from winter monthsTreats dandruffStimulates the scalp to speed up hair growth

DIY: Make Herbal, Eco-Friendly Soap Bars Anne-Marie Faiola owns Bramble Berry, a company specializing in raw materials to manufacture soap and toiletries, and has been making soaps, lotions and all manner of bath and body products since she was 16 years old. She lives in Bellingham, Washington with her husband and son, and when she's not blogging here or for Soap Queen or filming free soapmaking videos for Soap Queen TV, she loves to read, scuba dive and hike. Using your leftover soymilk and tofu cartons was never this fun! The environmentally conscious can now recycle in a new and creative way using handmade soap or pre-made organic oil melt and pour base. Here's what you'll need: • Herbs, oatmeal, coffee, spirulina, clay, or food-grade charcoal• 1 pound (16 ounces) Bramble Berry melt-and-pour soap, organic base• 1 ounce essential oil (we used lavender, orange and eucalyptus)• “Soap mold” (a clean, used plastic food dish, like an empty yogurt container)• Rubbing alcohol 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Photos courtesy Anne-Marie Faiola 8.

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