Two Tone Honey Calendula Melt And Pour Soap Recipe

Wondering how to make a two tone melt and pour soap recipe?  Well, I’m happy to tell you that it’s much easier than you think.  My two tone Honey Calendula Melt and Pour Soap Recipe will show you how to make a vertically layered soap.

Honey and Calendula Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

Ingredients For Two Tone Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

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1 pound Organic Translucent Melt and Pour Soap Base

1 pound Honey Melt and Pour Soap Base

Calendula Petals    (Now, most botanicals wind up looking like dead bugs in melt and pour soap. While Canlendua Petals do the best, they aren’t perfect. This is a soap you are going to want to USE, not sit out as a decoration. Just sayin’. And with all the goodies in this bar, why wouldn’t you run off to the tub with it asap?)

Manuka Honey    Opps…  No Manuka Honey?  That’s okay.  Take a look at our DIY Manuka Honey Recipe.

3×2 Rectangular Soap Mold (This recipe makes approx. eight bars of soap using this mold.)

Small Spray Bottle filled with Rubbing Alcohol

Pyrex Measuring Cup

Bread Dough Scraper

Young Living Orange Essential Oil

Young Living Lemon Essential Oil

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The Method For Honey Calendula Two Tone Melt and Pour Soap

Chop the translucent melt and pour soap into chunks and put them in the pyrex measuring cup. Microwave for 30 seconds and stir. Repeat until soap is totally melted.

Organic Melt and Pour Soap Base

Add calendula petals. (I added about 3 Tablespoons, you can add more or less.) Stir the calendula petals and soap until soap cools down enough to allow the petals to be suspended. (About 60 degrees.) Add Young Living Lemon Essential Oil and stir.  Pour soap into molds and allow to set up and harden.

Pop out the bars of calendula soap. Using a *this post contains affiliate links bread dough scraper, cut each bar evenly in half. The dough scraper will help you make sure your cut is straight and even. I find this is MUCH  easier done with the scraper than with a knife.

Let the soap halves dry overnight.

Two Tone Honey Calendula Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

Pouring The Honey Side Of This Melt And Pour Soap Recipe

Put the halves of calendula soap back into the mold, one half per mold. Press the soap halves tightly into each mold.

Cut the Honey Melt and Pour Soap Base into chunks and microwave in 30 second bursts until melted. Add in 2 teaspoons of Manuka Honey and stir until melted. Add Orange essential oil.

OPTIONAL: Add ONE drop of yellow soap colorant to enhance the color of the honey melt and pour soap base.

When the honey base is about 120 degrees, use the finger of one hand press down the calendula soap half down as you pour the honey side of the soap. Spritz with alcohol to remove any bubbles. Continue with the rest of the soap.

PRO TIP: Spritz the cut side of the calendula soap before you pour the melted honey base.  This will help both sides stick.

Two Tone Honey Calendula Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

 

Lookie There!  You Did It!

See, it’s easier than you thought, isn’t it? Okay, so it took a minute to get that pesky honey soap base temperature thing nailed. But, it was SO worth it! And when someone asks you how you made this bar, just smile and reply; “Magic”.

Hosting A Make And Take?

I think these two tone bars would be terrific for a Make And Take. What I would do, is pour the calendula side the night before and cut the halves. Then the next day your guest will only have to melt the honey base, add the honey, scent and pour! Viola!

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DIY Chocolate Mint Lip Balm With Essential Oils

Our DIY Chocolate Mint Lip Balm gets it chocolaty taste from real cocoa powder and it’s mint zing from peppermint essential oil.  It’s like a peppermint patty for your lips.  However, the real star of the show  is the carnauba wax.  This vegan wax enhances emoliency and moisturizing properties of the avocado oil and cocoa butter, while keeping a smooth consistency.

DIY Chocolate Mint Lip Balm

Tell Me More About Carnauba Wax

Carnauba is an edible wax from the leaves of a Brazilian Palm tree. It’s a hard, natural, vegan wax that is known for it’s ability to keep the texture of skin applications smooth. Carnauba wax gives a glossy polish look to lip balms. It’s an inexpensive way to give your lip balms a polished upscale feel and look.

Finally, carnauba wax is one hell of a terrific addition to beard balms. Speaking of beards, have your tried our DIY Beard Oil Recipe yet?

DIY Chocolate Mint Lip Balm

I Chose Avocado Oil For This DIY Chocolate Mint Lip Balm Recipe Because…..

I’ve seen SO many recipes on Pinterest for chocolate pudding recipes using avocados for those on Paleo diets, I thought I’d tie that trend in here, with this fabulous DIY Chocolate Mint Lip Balm recipe.

For those of you looking to sell your wares, tying a recipe to a trend will increase your sales….promise! So, you could present this as being vegan and/or having a Paleo twist!

DIY Chocolate Mint Lip Balm Recipe With Essential Oils Ingredients

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1 Tablespoon + 2 teaspoons Carnauba Wax

1  Tablespoon + 1 teaspoon Coconut Oil  Optional: Not a fan of Coconut Oil? Sub it out with Mango Butter

6  Tablespoons Avocado Oil

3 Tablespoons  High Quality Cocoa Powder

10-15 drops Young Living Peppermint Essential Oil

2 ounce HOT PINK TINS. People! Are these tins not the BOMB? Plus, when I have a terrific lip balm recipe, I prefer to pour it into larger tins. That way they don’t get lost as easily. *blush*

PRO TIP: This is a SOFTER lip balm.  If you would like it a bit harder, sub out 1 Tablespoon Avocado Oil  for 1 Tablespoon Coconut Oil or Mango Butter. You could also add an extra 1 teaspoon Carnuaba Wax.

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The Method

1. Sift your cocoa powder. Yes, I know it’s a pain in the butt. Do it anyway. Over low heat, GENTLY WARM the Avocado Oil. Add cocoa powder to warm avocado oil and stir. Then stir some more. And since your already there, keep stirring until the cocoa powder has incorporated into the avocado oil, rewarming if necessary. Then set it aside.

DIY Chocolate Mint Lip Balm

Taking the time to sift your cocoa powder and then gently warm the avocado oil does two things.  First, it insures you won’t get a gritty feel from the cocoa powder, as the powdered has been absorbed by the oil.  Second, it helps give the finished product a shiny top.

DIY Chocolate Mint Lip Balm

2. Gently melt your coconut oil and wax in a double boiler. I swear by this *this post contains affiliate links melting pot. It’s the perfect size and has a spout made to pour from.  I LOVE it so much, I bought two.  And I used both of them making this DIY Chocolate Mint Lip Balm. .  One for the powder and avocado oil and one to melt the coconut oil and wax.

DIY Chocolate Mint Lip Balm

3. Add your avocado oil and cocoa butter mixture to the melted butters a little bit at a time, stirring well.

4. Remove mixture from heat, stirring as it cools down some and add your peppermint essential oil.

5. Pour the chocolate and peppermint goodness into your tins and allow to cool. Remember, if you want less of a divet (dimple?) in the middle of your balm, you can do one of two things:

Pour at a lower temperature.

Over pour your container until a round bubble takes shape……then make sure you don’t touch the container until it solidifies.

 

Planning A Make And Take?  Try This Suggestion!

I’m always perplexed when I find out that someone had trouble with a recipe when the very first time they tried to make it was at a Make And Take.

ALWAYS do a test batch at home FIRST! Even if the recipe looks so simple that you think you could do it in your sleep…..do a TEST BATCH.

A test batch allows you to become comfortable with a recipe. It allows you to understand how the ingredients melt, how the essential oils interact, ect.

Most importantly, test batching allows your to anticipate anything unexpected and trouble shoot it ahead of time.

Finally, take pictures of each step as you test batch. Add those pictures to your instructions for your Make And Take. This tells people that you are a pro at what you do, and anytime they have a question about lip balms OR essential oils, YOU are the person they should go to.

And, yes. As a matter of fact I do need to take my own advice and incorporate it into my essential oil recipe posts.  <g>

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DIY Body Spray With Stress Away Essential Oil Blend

I love a good DIY Body Spray with essential oils.  But, it’s got to have a fragrance that lasts.  And It can’t be drying.   Finally, if you don’t want to have to continuously shake the bottle before I use it, I have a couple of solutions.   All of this in an DIY Body Spray , you may ask?   Absolutely.

DIY Body Spray Recipe

Witch Hazel. Water. Vodka. Oh, MY!

I prefer to keep it easy and use only vodka in my body sprays. I like how quickly vodka evaporates, and I like how vodka helps preserve my essentials longer than water or witch hazel.  If you are worried about the expense of using all EVERCLEAR, substitute 1/3 distilled water for 1/3 of the EVERCLEAR.

I’m giving these to my son’s Teacher’s and Therapists for an at the end of the school year gift.  I plan on making a card that says something like, “Wishing You A STRESS Free Summer AWAY From All Your Worries……”    Okay.  So the card is still a work in progress, but you get the idea.

Why I Add Glycerin To My DIY Body Spray

Glycerin helps to offset any potential drying effect from the EVERCLEAR used in this body spray recipe. It also helps the essential oil fragrance blend to last longer on your skin.  I use 1/3 in my body spray recipe.

 

DIY Body Spray Ingredients

DIY Body Spray With Essential Oils Ingredients

 

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EVERCLEAR Grain Alcohol

Glycerin

4 Drops Polysorbate 20  (*OPTIONAL see below)

4-5 Drops Stress Away Essential Oil Blend   Here’s where you can order Young Living Essential Oils.

3ml Disposable Essential Oil Pipettes

Spray Bottles    I used these gorgeous glass 1/3 ounce spritzer bottles. I absolutely LOVE them, and will be giving them as gifts. But they are a thinner GLASS that I would not carry in my purse.  You may want to go with an aluminum spray bottle, or a thicker glass spritzer bottle. Pay attention to how much your spray bottle holds, and adjust the recipe accordingly.

DIY Body Spray

The Method

The spray bottles that I used are 1/3 of an ounce.  I had 6 bottles, so that came to 2 Ounces of DIY Body Spray.   My ratio for body spray base is 2/3 EVERCLEAR and 1/3 Glycerin.  I usually just eyeball it, using the disposable pipettes to transfer the EVERCLEAR and Glycerin to the *this post contains affiliate links spray bottles.

Remember, if you would like, you can substitute 1/3 of your EVERCLEAR for distilled water.  Keep the glycerin amount the same.

Shake until everything is well blended….and you are ready to go!

DIY Body Spray

 Adding Polysorbate 20 To A DIY Body Spray

For those who like the idea of not having to  shake DIY body sprays before they use them, polysorbate 20 may be an option.

HOWEVER, the use of Polysorbate 20 means that your body spray will NO LONGER be considered ALL NATURAL.  The Polysorbate 20 emulsifies the essential oils, glycerin and vodka so that shaking isn’t required.  FYI, this Polysorbate 20 is Food Grade and Kosher.

Your opinion may differ and that’s terrific, feel free to leave it out and go all natural.    The glycerin may act as a bit of an emulsifier too.  

My goal here is to share ideas, and then allow everyone to choose what best fits themselves and their customer base.   If you have ideas on how to help emulsify the essential oils with the EVERCLEAR, please share in the comment section!

If it makes any difference, I opt for a Polysobate 20 free body spray as I’m working to remove the toxic load from my home. 

The usual ratio for DIY Body Sprays is 1 drop of Polysorbate 20 to 1 drop essential oil.  However, I’ve gotten away with about half of that for customers that preferred me to add it.

If you want to mix your Polysorbate 20 and Essential Oils together first and then stir until the solution is no longer cloudy, that is the usual protocol.  Luckily, the Stress Away essential oil doesn’t cause any cloudiness, so you could just add  them straight to the spray bottle.

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Focusing Roller Bottle Blend With Essential Oils

When it comes to staying focused, I struggle.  It’s not that I don’t want to pay attention, rather,  I have no power over thoughts that drift into my head as I’m trying to pay attention.   Luckily, I have a terrific Focusing Roller Bottle Blend that keeps my mental energy from straying.

DIY FOCUSING Roller Bottle Blend

Why Meadowfoam Seed Oil?

Meadowfoam Seed Oil is a highly stable odorless and almost colorless carrier oil.  I love Meadowfoam Seed Oil’s ‘glide’ too.  Plus, it penetrates well and doesn’t leave you feeling oily.  It is excellent for all skin types.

Focusing Roller Bottle Blend Ingredients

Organic Meadowfoam Seed Oil

Tiny Funnel  (This will make your life sooo much easier.)  Also, this funnel also comes with key tool!

Glass Essential Oil Roller Bottle With Gold Cap

 

Focusing Roller Bottle Blend Method

Add  the following Young Living Essential Oils to your 10ml roller bottle.

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2 Drops Young Living Peppermint Essential Oil

2 Drops Young Living Orange Essential Oil

2 Drops Lime Essential Oil

3 Drops Frankincense  Essential Oil

Next, top off with your Meadowfoam Seed Carrier Oil using a tiny funnel.  There’s less cussing whey you use a funnel, trust me on this one.

Finally, replace the roller ball and cap and you are done!

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How To Use Your Focusing Roller Ball Blend

In conclusion,  my favorite place to roll this blend in on the back of my neck. Because the pores there contain sebum, it’s a great place for the essential oils to be able to absorb. Also, I  get the olfactory benefits of this focusing roller ball blend there too!

Where do you use your roller ball blends at?

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