Category: Recipes

More ways to keep those pesky flying insects away!

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Weekly Roundup 5/16 – STOP the swarming! Flying insects are the worst!  Use this easy insect deter method! Everyone loves to enjoy the outdoors especially this time of the year but it is impossible to go outside without the swarming of pesky insects like mosquitoes, flies, horse flies and gnats!!  Use this easy and quick… Read more »

Do you like camping? Be sure to pack these Essential Oils!

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Weekly Roundup 5/16 – Essential Oils and Camping! Everyone loves to enjoy the outdoors when camping but can’t seem to keep those aggravating insects away!  Don’t knock yourself out from swatting at them; try this simple and quick insect repellent spray recipe!  Just spray directly on your skin!  We will be using our essential oils and packaging…. Read more »

How to layer red, white and blue stars soap DIY!

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Colorful red, white and blue stars soap squares are a great way to show your support on Memorial Day! Of course we know what the stars stand for but they also can make a nice hand bar soap to help celebrate Memorial Day! DIY Colorful Red, White and Blue Stars Soap Bars Recipe 1 Milky… Read more »

DIY Red Poppy Flower Soap Bar Recipe!

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The history of Memorial Day is very interesting.  Did you know that the Poppy flower is the holiday flower? What are Poppies? They are a herbaceous plant with showy flowers, milky sap, and rounded seed capsules. Many poppies contain alkaloids and are a source of drugs such as morphine and codeine. In 1915, following the Second… Read more »

Step by Step Guide to Making Dry Oil Spray!

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Here is a step by step guide to making dry oil spray with Cyclomethicone! Be colorful!! As we all know the wonder ingredient for sprays is what?  Yes Cyclomethicone!  Cyclomethicone Cyclomethicone is a clear, odorless silicone based oil. It leaves a silky smooth feel when sprayed directly onto the skin. Because it evaporates quickly, it’s… Read more »

Creative flower soaps and kids crafting!

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So many ways to be creative when making handmade soap or crafting!!…CONTINUATION! Check out our Crafting Library for all of these recipes and much more!! Remember creativity comes from within ourselves.  Again because there are so many ways to make soap and other skin/bath care products, we thought it would be nice to take a… Read more »

More DIY Melt & Pour Spring Flowers Recipe!

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MORE SPRING FLOWERS RECIPES!!! Flowers are in bloom! The flowers will be in full bloom so this is the time to capture their beauty or even make a colorful arrangement of flower shaped soap bars!  Pull out all those flower molds and left over soap making supplies and let’s make a bouquet! We are making… Read more »

DIY Melt & Pour Spring Flowers Recipe!

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Flowers are in bloom! The flowers will be in full bloom so this is the time to capture their beauty or even make a colorful arrangement of flower shaped soap bars!  Pull out all those flower molds and left over soap making supplies and let’s make a bouquet! We are making a nice colorful flower… Read more »

DIY – Melt & Pour Egg Massage Easter Basket Soaps Recipe!

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Totally functional colorful massage Easter egg soap!!!  Use Melt & Pour Soap with this Massage Egg Soap Mold to create a festive functional soap bar!! This is also an easy melt & pour Egg Massage soap mold and recipe which are perfect for spring and Easter. We did something different here…!!!  We re-batched and re-colored left over… Read more »

DIY Melt & Pour Easter Basket Soaps Recipe!

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Eggs in a Basket Milky Way Soap Mold the whimsical designs of two rabbits in a basket of eggs and a chick pulling an egg in a cart.  These easy melt & pour Eggs in a Basket soaps are perfect for spring and Easter. We did something different here…!!!  We re-batched and re-colored left over soap…. Read more »

DIY – Festive Easter Gents Melt & Pour Soap Recipe!

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2 Gents Milky Way Soap Mold features one well-dressed rabbit, and one in an old-school roadster car. These easy melt & pour gentleman rabbits soaps are perfect for spring and Easter. We did something different here…!!!  We re-batched and re-colored left over soap.  We call it our “SoapPeeps” Once the melting and recoloring was done… Read more »

DIY Critters Melt & Pour Fun Hand Soap!

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Kids’ DIY critters melt & pour soap!  So easy mom and dad can do it too!!  Pick your critter and their color!  Be creative maybe have a purple frog!! We will show you how to make melt & pour critter soap in different floral scents and colors using our Milky Way Critters soap mold! This project… Read more »

DIY Melt & Pour Soap Crayons Recipe – Kids at Bath Time!

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Melt & Pour Soap Crayons for the Kids Bath Time!!! Brilliant!  Talk about unleashing the crafting creativity! Turn bath time into a fun time for the whole family!  Give mom that much needed time to relax while the kids play with the Soap Crayons!  Guess what?  They will be bathing at the same time; just… Read more »

DIY Shaving Cream for Men Recipe!

DIY Shaving Cream for Men

DIY Refreshing Citrus Shaving Cream!!! Give yourself a nice, clean shave that leaves you smelling citrusy. You might actually start to look forward to shaving.  The ingredients used are specially formulated to sooth and refresh!! Come on let’s get busy!  Ladies you need to help so you can try it too!! DIY Shaving Cream for… Read more »

DIY Men’s Skin Care – Handmade Cuticle Balm!

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Need a Cuticle Balm? Rough, dry hands get brittle and break down…Yuk!!! You can easily avoid cracked, painful cuticles in the winter and summer with a little moisturizing balm. Today we are going to use Beeswax and Shea Butter with Lavender Essential Oil, Orange Essential Oil and Vitamin E.  This handmade cuticle balm is also perfect to rub… Read more »

DIY Men’s Skin Care Products – Aftershave Recipe!

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Stop suffering through your aftershave! Aftershave is a part of almost every man’s skin care routine, but many commercial aftershaves are made with alcohol and burn on freshly-shaved skin. Whether your’e a man looking for a better way to shave or need the perfect gift for a man in your life, this DIY aftershave is… Read more »

Hair Conditioner – Chemsoft Conditioner Recipe!

Chemsoft Conditioner Base

Chemsoft Conditioner Base!!! is an easy-to-use, economical conditioner concentrate. It’s naturally derived from canola oil, other vegetable oils, coconut oil, and plant fatty acids and sorbitol and has been specially formulated and balanced to ensure the highest conditioning for the lowest cost. In hair care applications it provides excellent conditioning, anti-static properties for wet combing,… Read more »

Foaming Bath Butter Sugar Scrub Recipe!

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With the Foaming Bath Butter Salt Scrub being such a big hit we decided to make the Sugar Scrub too! Remember from yesterday…Salt Scrub vs Sugar Scrub? Brief Recap Salt  Salt Scrubs are more abrasive and do a better job of smoothing out the rough skin and much more.  Learn more about our salts. Sugar Sugar… Read more »

Foaming Bath Butter Salt Scrub Recipe!

Foaming Bath Butter Creamy Salt Scrub

Salt Scrub vs. Sugar Scrub? Do you know which one to pick? Salt Salt Scrubs are more abrasive and do a better job of smoothing out the rough skin and much more.  Learn more about our salts. Sugar Sugar scrubs on the other hand have smaller, finer granules, which make a gentle exfoliant that is suitable for… Read more »

Foaming Bath Butter Creamy Parfait Soap Recipe!

Creative Foaming Bath Butter Parfaits

Luxurious Foaming Bath Butter Parfait!  Looks so creamy and feels amazing! You know how good the food pictures of a traditional Parfait look? Well this recipe for a foaming bath butter parfait will look so delicious you might take a bite!  You will be tempted anyway! This recipe calls for a double batch of Foaming… Read more »

Foaming Bath Butter Man Soap Recipe

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Make a creamy Man Soap that any guy would love to use! All you need is one Foaming Bath Butter base, a Natural oil like Grapeseed oil and your favorite Fragrance oil or Essential oil!  You don’t need much as it will lather up very nicely! Don’t forget! The Chemistry Store only sells the original trademarked… Read more »

DIY Stress Relief Foot Soak Recipe

Dead Sea Salt Foot Soak

Who is without stress?  Well your feet can feel it as well as you… We all tend to live in denial of our feet during most of the winter.  We wake up … put socks on immediately… take a shower … put socks on immediately … climb in bed and then finally remove our socks from under the covers.  Our… Read more »

DIY Organic Shampoo and Conditioner

DIY Shampoo and Conditioner

Let’s start with hair Hair is our crowning glory but due to factors like stress, pollution, improper care and so on, it can be damaged easily.   According to Wikipedia our hair is a bit more complicated than we think.  The most common interest is focused on hair growth and hair care. Did you know? The speed of hair… Read more »

How to Make Exfoliating Lotion at Home

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DIY lotion just got easier! Lotions and creams moisturize your skin to keep it looking healthy and young, and exfoliation helps slough away dead skin cells for brighter, clearer skin, so why not combine the two? Our exfoliating lotion recipe gives you an easy way to make your own lotion at home with gentle exfoliation for… Read more »

DIY Organic Natural Body Wash Recipe

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Make your own natural body wash in no time! While many people love homemade soap, others prefer body wash because it has great foaming and is easy to use. But you shouldn’t have to sacrifice all natural products to get the feeling you love. With the unscented organic body wash base from Stephenson it’s quick… Read more »

DIY All Natural Deodorant Tubes

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More and more people are making the switch to all natural bath and body products, and it’s easy to see why. With many commercial products filled with toxic or at least questionable ingredients, it’s comforting to know exactly what’s in everything you use. Some products, like deodorant, are hard to live without, but with this… Read more »

Homemade Caffeinated Eye Serum w/ Vitamin E

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Help keep your skin looking healthy and young! When it comes to skin care, your eyes need the most attention. The thin skin around your eyes is prone to wrinkles and dark circles and requires extra moisturizing to keep looking young and fresh. Caffeine and vitamin E are both great ingredients for your skin as… Read more »

DIY Massage Non-Greasy Lotion Bars w/ Vitamin E

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Get your romance on this Valentine’s Day! Lotions and other bath and body products are common Valentine’s Day gifts, but it’s easy to make them yourself! Solid lotion bars are becoming more and more popular because they offer great moisturizing and applying them is like a mini massage. Our easy recipe is designed to feel… Read more »

His & Hers Valentine’s Body Spray Recipe

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The Valentine’s Day gift anyone will love! Not sure what to get that special someone this Valentine’s Day? Perfume or cologne is a common choice, but some fragrances can be expensive, and sometimes it’s hard to find the right scent. DIY body spray is a great alternative because you can customize the scent, and it leaves your… Read more »