Friday, April 18, 2014

DIY Body Butter

Hello, Friends!  I absolutely love body butter.   I love the creamy and fluffy-ness of it.   So, last January when I was invited to attend a make-and-take on lavender body butter, I happily attended.   The recipe below is from a Young Living Essential Oil group called Only One Drop.  Their web site is onlyonedrop.com and they are also on Facebook.

Well, January has come and gone and now I'm needing more body butter.  So, here I go.  I'm using their recipe and making my own.   I switching out the Lavender Essential Oil for Peppermint Essential Oil.  Why?  My order for the lavender has not arrived yet.   So, I'm using what I have.  LOL!  Hope I love it as much as the lavender version.

Original Recipe:  DIY Lavender Body Butter from Only One Drop

I found all the ingredients (except essential oil) at my local grocery store.
Prices for each are listed below item.
Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup Shea Butter
  • 1/2 cup Coca Butter or Mango Butter
  • 1/2 cup Coconut Butter
  • 1/2 cup light oil like almond, olive or jajoba
  • 10 - 15 drop Young Living Lavender Essential Oils
Combine all ingredients (except essential oil) and melt over medium heat

Directions:
  1. In a double boiler or glass bowl, combine all ingredients except essential oils.
  2. Bring to medium heat and stir constantly until all ingredients are melted
    Remove from heat and let cool slightly
  3. Remove from heat and let cool slightly.
    Move to fridge and cool for 1 hour
  4. Move to fridge and let cool another 1 hour or until starting to harden but still somewhat soft.
    Add Essential Oils
  5. Add essential oils.
    Whip for 10 minutes
  6. Use a hand mixer to whip for 10 minutes until fluffy.
    Back in fridge for 15 minutes
  7. Return to fridge for 10 - 15 minutes to set.
    12 ounce glass jars
  8. Store in a glass jar with a lid and use as you would regular lotion or body butter.

Making a Jar Label:
2 inch circles

  • On Silhouette, make 2 inch circles.  
  • Color fill
  • Insert text 
  • Print and cut outer edge only using Square1 Printable.
Apply Square1 labels to jar lid

  • Peal and Stick to top of jar lid
    Makes three 12 ounce jars of body butter
Wouldn't these also make great gifts?

Thank you for visiting my blog today! ~ Marilyn

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Under The Sea - Glass Block

Hello, Friends.  Today I went to Michaels and picked up a glass block at 50% off.  I'm convinced now is the time to purchase items at bargain prices - don't wait until Christmas season when you'll gladly pay full price if you can locate a glass block in the store.

I searched the internet and found some fun under water images to use on my glass block.  These images were traced and cut using my Silhouette.  Other images found on the glass block were purchased.

The background colors were all created using Tim Holtz Alcohol Inks.  Images were all printed and cut using Square1 Printable.  Love Square1 - no layering.  And I can take images off, move them around, whatever.

I could add lights to this glass block, but I think I'll use it to keep loose change.




Thank for visiting today! ~ Marilyn