Diy :Nail Designs,Makeup Brush Cleaner……

Dotted fade nails5a50ffc29d8f59e6c47e9d647ffc5a16Paint your nails entirely in in one base colour or in colour coordinated shades. Here we have picked white,grey and black. When the base coats are dry, use you big and small dotting tools to create a dotted fade effect. Dip the big dotting tool in the polish and begin dotting closely on the top edge of the nail, working your way downwards. As you move down, increase the gaps between the dots and decrease the size of the dots or move on to the smaller dotting tool.  End a little above half way through the nail.

 

Musical Notes

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Colour your nails white. After they have dried draw three lines in black near the edge of the nail with a permanent marker or brush. Use the big dotting tool to make two dots, then use the brush or marker to connect the dots and form musical notes. You can draw different notes on different nails.

Winter special

18a23a75e1033695e0008cf9df299288Paint your nails in dark blue. Use a thin nail brush dipped in white polish to draw three lines radiating from one corner of your nail. Add subsequent branches to the lines to make it look like a smowflake. Repeat the design on one or more fingers. You can add a glittery top coat for a festive feel.

Sharpie Nails

80e1e15d36200569d3a032da3d4bfc45You might want to start by using a permanent marker to create designs on your nails. Paint your nails in monotones such as black, gold or white. Wait for them to dry completely. Then using a golden or black marker (as suited), you can make any design on your nails. You can give your nails a golden french manicures or accent them with chevron stripes or place simple golden hearts and dots on all. The best bit about this is that if you make mistakes, you can easily erase it using rubbing alcohol. After you are happy with your design, run a layer of top coat over the nails to prevent the ink from being smudged due to contact.

Natural DIY Makeup Brush Cleaner

Ingredients

  • 1 part baby mild castile soap
  • 3 parts fractionated (liquid) coconut oil
  • towel

Directions

  1. Add coconut oil and castile soap to a small dish.
  2. Using brush, mix well on the plate (take care to keep the mixture to the brush head only).
  3. After mixing for 1-2 minutes, rinse brush in sink pointing the tip of the brush downward.
  4. Rinse brush and blot excess water on a towel.
  5. If the towel is clean, let brush air dry. If the brush leaves makeup stains on the towel, repeat this process until clean.

DIY T-Shirt Quilt

-shirts (I used probably 30-40.)
-Lightweight fusible interfacing, just go to a fabric store like JoAnns and tell then you’re making a t-shirt quilt. They’ll point you in the right direction.
-Sewing machine
-Iron
-Lots of rulers
-Lightweight blanket for the middle to make the blanket thicker
-Fabric for the back

 

Step 1: Make a square template (or rectangle, whatever shape) and cut out all of your t-shirts. Then take the fusible interfacing and cut out your template shape as well. Iron the t-shirt squares to the fusible interfacing. This makes sure that the t-shirts don’t become too stretched when you try to sew them all together. Otherwise your shirts might not match up properly.

Step 2: Sew all of your t-shirts together into a giant blanket. Then you can finish it however you’d like, but my mom stitched the t-shirt edges to the edges of the blanket and then made the back fabric finish the whole shebang and enclose the inner blanket and cover the outside edges.

How to Make Glitter Snow Globes From Mason Jars

MATERIALS

Choose an animal figurine or any plastic toy to display in your glitter globe.

Attach Figurine

Use super glue, epoxy or any other waterproof adhesive to attach animal figurine to bottom of Mason jar lid. Ensure that the animal is centered or positioned to fit inside the jar. Allow to dry, referring to glue instructions.

Fill Jar

Fill jar almost completely with water, keeping in mind that the figurine’s head should be covered when inserted. Once filled, add a few drops of glycerin and as much glitter as you like.

Secure Top

Use waterproof glue to secure the jar top to the inner lip of the lid’s metal ring and allow to dry. Once dry, squeeze a thin line of waterproof glue onto the lid’s inner edge, and tightly screw it onto the jar. Allow to dry before turning over and shaking.

DIY Essential Oil Reed Diffuser Air Fresheners
Ingredients
  • ¼ to ⅓ cup (depending on the size of your container) of a very light carrier oil (ex: sweet almond oil or fractionated coconut oil)
  • Essential Oil(s), 20 – 40 drops (view combinations below for scent ideas, we love these organic, sustainable essential oils)
  • Rubbing Alcohol (just a few drops to help the carrier oil travel up through the reeds)
Instructions
  1. Pour your carrier oil into your glass container. Add a few drops of rubbing alcohol (you could even substitute vodka if needed), and your essential oils.
  2. Swish everything around lightly in the bottle to incorporate everything together, and put your reeds into the container.
  3. Depending on the size of your container, you could use anywhere from 5-10 reeds (the more reeds, the more scent you will have but you don’t want the whole thing to look too “bulky” either), I always just add the reeds one at a time until I like how it looks!
  4. Choose where to place your new DIY Essential Oil Reed Diffuser Air Fresheners and enjoy them!

Here are some suggestions of essential oil combinations for different purposes (you can also use single oils, it all just depends on your personal tastes):

  • Energizing/Uplifting: Peppermint and Sweet Orange
  • Energizing/Uplifting: Lemon (or Grapefruit) and Ginger
  • Relaxing: Lavender, Cedarwood, and Ylang Ylang
  • Relaxation and Sleep: Lavender, Patchouli, and Ylang Ylang
  • Immune Support/Cleansing: Peppermint, Lavender, and Lemon
  • Cleansing: Peppermint, Eucalyptus, Melaleuca, and Lemon
  • Focus/Alertness: Frankincense, Ginger, and Rosemary

DIY HOLIDAY AIR FRESHENER

Using ingredients you already have on hand during the holidays,create your own natural kitchen air freshener. Within a few minutes, your home will be filled with a warm, cozy, and clean scent!

INGREDIENTS:

  • sliced orange
  • handful of orange peels
  • cinnamon sticks
  • handful of cranberries
  • cloves
  • star anise
  • water

Place chosen spices, herbs, and fruit into a pot of water. Bring to a simmer over medium heat and within a few minutes your home will be filled with a warm, cozy and clean scent.  Add water as necessary as liquid will evaporate over time.

DIY Citrus Vinegar Cleaner

Ingredients and Supplies:
Citrus peels
Glass jar
White vinegar
Spray bottle

Instructions:
Cut peel off of citrus fruit and place in jar.
Cover with vinegar and allow to sit for two weeks.
Remove peels and dilute vinegar 1:1 with water.
Pour into spray bottle.
Use as a cleaner for windows, glass, counters, and mopping floors.

Natural Cleaning Recipes

Here are a few easy and inexpensive natural cleaning recipes to use around the house:

Tile Grout Cleaner– Mix 1 part water and 3 parts baking soda mixed into a paste. Apply to grout and let sit, scrub with toothbrush, remove with sponge.

Cookware– Use sea salt or course salt mixed with a little lemon juice and scrub. Also, try baking soda and water made into a paste.

Fabric Softener– Mix 1 part vinegar, and 2 parts water together. Use 1/4 to 1/3 cup during the final rinse cycle.

Toilet Cleaner-Use undiluted white vinegar, pour around the top of the toilet bowl, scrub until clean.

The BEST Tub/Shower Cleaner

12 oz. Vinegar (heated)

10 oz. Blue Dawn

Heat the vinegar for 2 minutes and add to a spray bottle. Add the Blue Dawnand shake gently to combine. Use to clean your sinks, tubs and showers.

HOMEMADE SOAP RECIPE WITH HERBS AND CITRUS

Herb and Citrus Soap

Recipe adapted from Martha

Supplies needed

  • Glycerin soap (sold at craft stores)
  • Assorted herbs & citrus – I used basil, mint, rosemary, orange and lemon
  • Food processor
  • Glass bowl or measuring cup
  • Plastic spoon or scraper
  • Soaps molds – any plastic or cardboard container will do
  • Cooking spray

Instructions

1. Melt soap

Put the soap blocks in glass bowl & melt in the microwave for 30 second intervals until melted. Stir every so often to break up big chunks.

2. Prepare additives

While melting, puree the herbs and squeeze out excess water in a paper towel. For citrus, zest the peel. You’ll need about 1 tablespoon of additives for each cup. FYI – Orange + basil = an unattractive muddy green brown color.

3. Get containers ready

You can buy cute molds at the craft store, but any plastic container will work, even your Ziploc containers. Though you might want to use something you can just pitch in the recycle bin when finished rather than trying to clean. Use old milk cartons or even yogurt cups. Spray with cooking spray and wipe out excess.

4. Add purees

Once glycerin is melted, let it stand & cool for a few minutes. Before it sets too much, add the additives. Keep stirring to ensure they don’t all float to the bottom. When you have the color you want (more time stirring = darker color) pour into container.

5. Setting the soap

Let the soap sit on the counter for about an hour to completely set. Then put in the freezer for another hour or so. Then it should pop right out. Slice with knife, give to someone you love and use within 3 months.

Lavender Oatmeal Soap

Here’s what you need for the project:

Soap base (available at Michaels). We used the goat milk base for ours.
Soap molds (also from Michaels).
Herbs, oats, tea, essential oil, anything you want to use to flavor your soap.

The creative part was rummaging through Kristina’s garden and kitchen cupboards looking for fun combinations for our soaps. We decided to make three flavors:

Lavendar Oatmeal (fresh lavender flowers, lavender essential oil, oats)
Chai Tea (steeped tea for color and scent, plus dry loose tea for a little texture)
Chamomile Calendula (dried chamomile and calendula flowers)

Here’s what you do:

1. Melt soap base (stirring often over medium heat)
2. Add “seasonings”
3. Mix well and long enough for flavors to distribute evenly
4. Pour liquid soap into molds
5. Uncork champagne and enjoy the afternoon waiting for your soaps to set!

Honey & Dandelion Soap Recipe

Raw Honey & Dandelion Soap Recipe

  • 14 ounces olive oil (47%) (If available, use part dandelion infused olive oil)
  • 8 ounces coconut oil (26.5%)
  • 3 ounces sunflower oil (10%)
  • 2 ounces shea butter (or mango butter) (6.5%)
  • 1.5 ounces jojoba oil (5%)
  • 1.5 ounces tamanu oil (5%)
  • 10 ounces dandelion tea (instructions below)
  • 4.07 ounces lye (sodium hydroxide) (6% superfat)

at trace add:

  • 1/2 ounce raw honey

Check your local supermarket or health food store for some of the oils. You can buy most of these ingredients at Mountain Rose Herbs or Bramble Berry.

Cucumber Mint Bath Soak

Ingredients

  • a few slivers/slices of fresh (organic) cucumber peel
  • about 1/2 cup of fresh mint leaves, very lightly packed
  • 1 cup Epsom salt
  • optional: a tiny drop of peppermint essential oil

Directions to Make

Step 1:

Pour the Epsom salt in the bowl of a mini food processor (like THIS ONE).

Add the cucumber peel and fresh mint leaves. Blend until the green color is evenly distributed throughout the salt.

Step 2:

Spread the now-green salt out on wax paper to dry completely, for around one to two days.

The salt will help preserve the bright green color of the soak for several months, as long as it’s stored out of direct sunlight, which may speed fading.

Step 3:

Once totally dry, crumble up the salt, stir in the essential oil (if using) and store in an air-tight glass jar until ready to use.

Be very light-handed with peppermint essential oil since just a drop or two will do. Too much can irritate sensitive skin as you bathe.

 

Tips

I used a bit less than roughly 1/4 cup cucumber peel, but feel free to use more or less as you wish. (Nothing here has to be precise.)

If you were too heavy-handed on the green plants, try blending in a little extra Epsom salt to balance things out.

If the salt is too lightly colored, try blending in more mint leaves or cucumber peel.

Try not to overblend, or you might end up with a too powdery texture.

Make small batches so you can control the color and texture easier

Candy Cane Christmas Soap

40% olive oil
25% coconut oil
20% lard or tallow
10% avocado oil
5% castor oil

Calculate to a 6% superfat

Per 500g (1.1lbs) oils:

  • 23g peppermint essential oil
  • 8g bezoin or vanilla essential oil
  • 1 tbsp kaolin clay
  • 1 tbsp oil soluble titanium dioxide
  • 1–2 tsp red iron oxide
  • 1–2 tsp green chromium oxide

Follow standard soap making procedure. When you reach a moderately thick trace (think unwhipped heavy cream), add the essential oils, and use the immersion blender to blend in the kaolin clay and titanium dioxide. The immersion blender is not optional for this recipe unless you want little blobs of the oxides and titanium oxide suspended in your soap.

Pour one third of the soap into another bowl and blend in the red iron oxide. Pour this soap into the prepared mold.

Pour another third of the soap (that is still white at this point) into the mold over the red soap.

Blend the green chromium oxide into the remaining third of the soap and pour that into the mold.

If you want to get fancy, you can also add a bit of French Green clay to the green part, and some Australian red reef clay to the red part. I did this, but left it out of the recipe since it didn’t really make that big of a difference in the final product and requires more ingredients.

Swirl the layers together if needed (if your trace was thin enough they will have swirled themselves).

Let saponify for 24 hours, slice, and let age at least 3 weeks.

Wild Rose Whipped Body Butter

• 7 ounces mango butter (or shea or avocado butter if you’re allergic)

• 2 ounces sunflower oil (I infused mine with rose petals)

• 1/2 ounce rosehip seed oil

• 10 drops geranium rose essential oil

• 8 drops rose absolute

• 2 teaspoons tapioca starch

• 1/2 teaspoon rose clay

To start, place your mango butter in a mixing bowl. The original recipe suggests that you use a stand mixer; however, I don’t own one so made do with my cheapo hand held. It worked great; I just had to remember to stop it every so often so it wouldn’t overheat. Begin mixing the mango butter, gradually increasing speed until it’s light and fluffy. Add the sunflower oil, rosehip seed oil, tapioca starch, rose clay, and essential oils. (If you are allergic to sunflower oil, choose another light oil such as avocado, olive, meadowfoam, jojoba, etc.) The rose clay adds a pale pink tint to the body butter; you can leave it out or replace it with a bit of alkanet root infused oil, if you’d like. For scent, you can use all Rose Absolute or all Geranium (Rose) essential oil; I only combined the two, since I had both on hand. Geranium gives a nice rosy scent, usually at less cost than rose essential oils. Resume mixing, starting on low then gradually increasing speed. Beat until the body butter is light and fluffy. The texture reminds me a bit of buttercream frosting when it’s ready. (But, don’t eat it!) Spoon into jars and cap tightly. This recipe fills about 7 or 8 of the small two ounce jars.

Homemade Lemon Soap

Supplies:

1 1/2 cups Goats Milk Soap Base or Shea Butter Soap Base, cubed

4-6 drops Lemon Essential Oil

Dried Lemon zest of 3-4 lemons

Step one: Cut soap into cubes and microwave in 30 second intervals (I like to use a large Pyrex measuring cup to melt the soap in). This recipe makes 3 bars of soap and I used about 15 cubes of goat’s milk soap base.

Step two: Melt soap for about a minute. Add another 15-30 seconds if it’s not completely melted.

Step three: Once soap cubes have liquified add a few drops of the lemon essential oil and the lemon zest; stir well.

Step four: Pour into soap molds and allow to harden for at least one hour. Press mold to release soap.

 ***Update: For longer lasting soap omit the lemon zest and use yellow soap dye for color (if desired). The essential oil will provide enough lemon scent without the lemon zest.

HOMEMADE BATH SALTS

Homemade lavender bath salts recipe:

1 cup Mineral and Dead Sea Salt

1-2 drops of lavender essential oil

4-6 drops of soap colorant

In a bowl mix together salts and lavender essential oil. Add in coloring and mix until well combined. If you prefer a darker color increase colorant one drop at a time until you achieve desired shade. Store in an airtight container to allow the lavender essential oil to infuse the salts.You can leave out the colorant if you would like to keep this recipe as natural as possible. Another great idea is to mix in your favorite herbs to the mix.

In case you are wondering I found the mason jars at Target, the mineral and dead sea salt at Michaels, and the colorant at Michaels as well.

Coconut-Lime Soap
Makes about 16 4 ounce bars of soap

 

Base Oils
15 oz. coconut oil (34.09%)
15 oz. olive oil (34.09%)
8 oz. sunflower oil (18.18%)
6 oz. safflower oil (13.64%)

Lye Solution
14 oz. coconut milk
6.25 oz. lye

When making soap with milk, freeze the milk first, to at least a slushy state, otherwise the milk will burn or curdle when mixed with the lye. When creating your lye solution, very slowly mix the lye, a small amount at a time, into the frozen milk slush. Complete the rest of the recipe as you normally would.

Additives
2 oz. coconut-lime fragrance oil
Lime zest and chopped dried coconut for exfoliant (optional)

As always, remember to let your soaps cure for 4-6 weeks before using or gifting

TUNA NICOISE SANDWICH

2 cans of Bumble Bee Solid White Albacore Tuna in water, drained and chunked
½ white onion, thinly sliced
2 red onion, thinly sliced
¼ cup plus 4 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
Coarse Salt and freshly ground pepper
1-tablespoon fresh lemon juice, plus lemon wedges for serving
4 small ciabatta rolls, split horizontally
2 heads Bibb lettuce, leaves separated
½ cup nicoise olives, pitted
4 hard boiled eggs, peeled and thinly sliced

Step one: put onions, ¼ cup olive oil, vinegar, and ¼ teaspoon salt in a medium bowl; season with pepper. Toss and combine. Let stand 10 minutes.

Step two: Add Bumble Bee Solid White Albacore Tuna to onion mixture. Add lemon juice and ¼ teaspoon salt; season with pepper. Gently toss to combine.

Step three: Cover bottom halves of rolls with lettuce. Top with olives, eggs, and tuna mixture, diving evenly. Drizzle each with 1-teaspoon olive oil. Cover with top halves of rolls. Serve with lemon wedges.

Now it’s the end of the day and we’re just getting back from ballet, soccer, football and piano lessons. I don’t know about you but I’m exhausted once dinnertime comes around. During the week I rely on quick and easy dinner recipes to help us out with our busy schedules. I recently made this Chicken Sausage & Broccoli dish made with Barilla Gluten Free pasta and it was a big hit. The recipe is so simple yet packed with flavor.

CHICKEN SAUSAGE PASTA

1 box Barilla Gluten Free Rotini or Penne
1 bunch broccoli rabe
1 pound chicken sausage, cut into rounds
4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided
2 cloves garlic, chopped
½ cup white wine
½ cup Parmigiano-Reggiano
Salt and black pepper to taste

Bring two large pots of water to boil.
Season one pot of water with salt and cook the broccoli rabe for approximately 3-4 minutes.
When the broccoli is cooked, drain well and set aside
In a large skillet, sauté chicken sausage in 1 tablespoon olive oil until slightly browned.
Add garlic and sauté for 1 minute.
Add the broccoli rabe and sauté for an additional 2-3 minutes then add white wine and deglaze by using a spoon to gently scrape the flavor from the bottom of the pan.
Cook pasta according to package directions, reserving ½ cup of the cooking water.
Add the cooking water to the broccoli rabe sauce and bring to a simmer.
Drain the pasta and toss with the sauce, then stir to combine.
Remove the skillet from the heat, add the remaining olive oil and fold in the cheese.

Homemade Bath Salt

Homemade bath salt is super easy and inexpensive to create.  Here’s how you can make some for yourself in a matter of minutes…

Supplies:

  • 1 cup Epson Salt
  • 1 cup Sea Salt
  • Essential Oil
  • Food Coloring

Gather your supplies and start by mixing 1 cup Epson Salt and 1 cup of Sea Salt together in a large bowl.  I used a beautiful pink tinted Sea Salt to give my salt a little variation of colors.

Add 3-6 drops of food coloring.  A little goes a long way, so start off with just a few drops and add until you get the perfect color.  Mix well.  {And then mix a little more!}

Add 5-10 drops of essential oil {I used Lemongrass} and mix, mix, mix. At this point your whole house will smell amazing

 

Neon Pink Lip Tint Tutorial

What You’ll Need:
10 Non-Stackable Clear Lip Butter Pots
6 Tbs. Avocado Oil
2 Tbs. Cocoa Butter Pastilles
2 tsp. White Beeswax
2 Tbs. Fired Up Fuchsia Colorant
Optional: Mini White Plastic Mixer

ONE: In a small container, add 2 tablespoons of avocado oil. Then, add the Fired Up Fuchsia Colorant and mix the two together until completely smooth. Use the Mini White Plastic Mixer to help remove clumps.

TWO: In a separate heat-safe container, add the remaining 4 tablespoons of avocado oil. Add the white beeswax and cocoa butter pastilles. Then, add the pink colorant mixture and stir together.

THREE: Place the container into the microwave, and heat on 30 second bursts. Continue to microwave until the cocoa butter and beeswax are completely melted. Be careful when removing the container, as it may be very hot. Stir to fully incorporate the ingredients together.

FOUR: Continue to stir the mixture until it cools slightly (several minutes). Carefully pour the mixture into the lip butter pots and allow to fully cool. Use your fingers or a lip brush to apply. Enjoy!

Beach Ball Bath Bomb DIY
Cook time
2 hours
Total time
2 hours
These bath bombs are painted to look just like bath bombs!
Author: Soap Queen
Serves: 5-6 Bath Bombs
Ingredients
  • 5-6 Bath Bomb Mold & Packages
  • 1½ cups Sodium Bicarbonate (Baking Soda)
  • ¾ cups Citric Acid
  • 4 mL Flower Child Fragrance Oil
  • 1 mL Grapefruit Bellini Fragrance Oil
  • 9 mL Avocado Oil
  • Buttercup Mica
  • Magenta Mica
  • Cellini Blue Mica
  • 99% Isopropyl Alcohol
  • Witch Hazel in 8 oz. Spray Bottle
  • Droppers
Instructions
  1. In a bowl, measure out 1½ cups of sodium bicarbonate and ¾ cup of citric acid. If there are any clumps in the mixture, you can push the powder through a sifter or break up the clumps with your fingers. Citric acid has a tendency to take off nail polish, so wear gloves to protect your manicure. =)
  2. Add the Grapefruit Bellini and Flower Child Fragrance Oils. Add the avocado oil and use your hands to mix the oils into the powder.
  3. Once the oils and dry ingredients are fully incorporated, check the moisture of your fizzies. When squeezed with your hand, the mixture should hold its shape. Add spritzes of witch hazel into each container, mixing between every couple sprays, until each container has a texture similar to wet sand.
  4. Fill two halves of the bath bomb molds, gently pressing the mixture in each to make sure they hold their shape. Mound a little extra powder in the center of one half of the mold. Match the eyelets of each side up, and press together. To avoid any imperfections on your bath bomb, make sure to direct pressure to the edges of the mold rather than the center. Continue until all the mixture is used up. Allow the fizzies to stay in the mold to dry and harden overnight.
  5. Once the fizzies have hardened, remove the top half of the mold. In small separate containers, mix 1 tablespoon 99% isopropyl alcohol with 1 teaspoon of Cellini Blue Mica, Buttercup Mica and Magenta Mica to create a “mica paint” of the three colors. Using a fine pointed paint brush, draw a small circle with the yellow paint directly in the center. Then paint large stripes of the yellow, blue and red down the sides of the bath bomb.
  6. I chose to only paint one half of the bath bomb to make them easier to handle. But if you’d like, you could certainly paint the whole thing! Just keep in mind that doing so also adds more mica to the tub, so you may want to test one to make sure it doesn’t color your water too much. =)
  7. Once you’re done painting, allow the bath bombs to dry with the top half of the mold off for about 15-20 minutes. Then place the mold and package back on bath fizzies until you’re ready to use. Because these bath bombs contain some oil, they may make your bath tub a little slippery, so be careful when exiting the tub. Enjoy!
Monster-Be-Gone Spray
Prep time
15 mins
Total time
15 mins
Help ease your child’s fear of the dark with this fun Monster-Be-Gone Magic Spray!
Author: Soap Queen
Recipe type: Home crafts
Serves: One 8 oz. Bottle
Ingredients
  • 8 oz. Bottle with Spray Top
  • 8 oz. Rose Water
  • 5-7 drops Royal Purple LabColor
  • ⅛ tsp. Light Gold Mica
Instructions
  1. Carefully pour 8 oz. of rose water into a plastic bottle. If you’re worried about spilling, you can use a funnel.
  2. Add about 5-7 drops of diluted Royal Purple LabColor. Be sure to dilute your LabColor before use! Note: If you want your spray a little darker, you can add a couple more drops of color. Don’t add much more than 10-11 drops total, otherwise the color could stain items in your house.
  3. Add ⅛ tsp. of Gold (light) Mica.
  4. Screw cap on tightly and shake the bottle to mix all the ingredients together and it’s ready to use! The ingredients may settle, so make sure to shake well before each use.
DIY Wedding Favor Candles
These candles are scented with Sweet Pea and Tobacco and Bay Leaf Fragrance Oils for a feminine and unisex candle option.
Author: Soap Queen
Recipe type: Home Crafts
Serves: 10 candles
Ingredients
  • 10 Candle Tins
  • 40 oz. EcoSoya Advanced Soy Wax
  • 10 WU-250 Brown Cotton Candle Wicks
  • 1.6 oz. Tobacco and Bay Leaf Fragrance Oil
  • 1.6 oz. Sweet Pea Fragrance Oil
  • Red Wax Dye Block
  • Optional: Wedding Favor Label PDF
Instructions
  1. Melt down 40 oz. of EcoSoya Advanced Soy Wax in the microwave using a heat safe container. You can also melt and wax in a saucepan on the stove over medium-low heat. Once melted, add a few drops of wax into the bottom of each candle tin, and place the wick into the center of the candle. Cover the bottom of the wick with more wax to steady the wick to the bottom of the container.
  2. Split the wax into two containers, each will weigh about 20 ounces. To one batch, add 1.6 ounces of the Tobacco and Bay Leaf Fragrance Oil. Stir thoroughly.
  3. To the other container, add 1.6 ounces of Sweet Pea Fragrance Oil and use a spoon to thoroughly mix in. Then, shave a very small amount of the Red Wax Dye Block using a cheese grater. Add the shavings to the melted wax and stir. The heat from the melted wax will melt and Red Wax Dye Block and give the wax a light red color. As the wax cools and hardens, it will lighten in color. You can test the color by dropping the wax on a white piece of paper and allowing it to cool. Add more dye block shavings if you’d like a richer color.
  4. Allow the wax containers to cool slightly. While they cool down, cut 10 straws in half and slide the wicks into the straws. This will help steady the wicks in the center of the jar after the wax is poured.
  5. Allow the melted wax to cool to about 110 ° F or cooler. The cooler the wax is, the less likely it will be to melt the wax holding the wick in place. Then, pour the red wax into half of the candle tins, and the uncolored wax into the other half. Allow to thoroughly cool and harden.
  6. When the candle is cool, trim the wicks and allow the candle to cure for 48 hours. This allows the fragrance to set up properly. Enjoy!
Silky Coconut Milk Facial Mask
With skin-loving ingredients like coconut milk powder and vitamin E oil, this mask leaves your skin feeling fresh.
Author: Soap Queen
Recipe type: Facial mask
Serves: Two 8 oz. jars
Ingredients
  • 4 oz. Coconut Milk Powder
  • 4 oz. Kaolin Clay
  • 1.5 Tbs. Colloidal Oatmeal
  • 1.5 mL Vitamin E Oil
  • 1.5 mL Evening Primrose Extract
  • Two 8 oz. Bail Jars
  • Optional: Droppers
Instructions
  1. In a container, add the coconut milk powder, kaolin clay and colloidal oatmeal. Stir well.
  2. Add 1.5 mL of vitamin E oil and 1.5 mL of Evening Primrose Extract and mix well. If you notice clumps forming, you can break them up with your hands or a whisk.
  3. Spoon the mixture evenly into the glass bail jars.
  4. To hydrate and use: In a small bowl, add 1-2 teaspoons of liquid to 2 tablespoons of the mask to form a thick paste. Spread the paste on your face and leave until dry (about 10-15 minutes). Rinse the mask off with warm water, scrubbing the mask in a circular motion as you rinse for light exfoliation. Follow with your regular skin routine.
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