Category Archives: Crafting From Your Stockpile

This shows you some crafting projects that I’ve done using items that I’ve gotten dirt cheap or free from using coupons. I’ve decorated my house using items like melted crayons, toilet paper rolls, toothpaste containers, dental floss and more!

Easy Melt & Pour Lime and Cedarwood Soap with Chia Seeds

Easy Melt & Pour Lime and Cedarwood Soap with Chia Seeds

I’ve been having so much fun making different varieties of easy melt & pour soaps and wanted to create one combing lime and cedarwood essential oils, and trying chia seeds as an exfoliant.  I also wanted it to sparkle, so I used some gold mica powder as well (which I also used in my Rose Lavender Soap that turned out amazing!)  If you’ve never tried making your own melt and pour soap making, you’ll be shocked at how easy it is. You can use natural and organic soap bases so you know you are making toxic free soap. These make absolutely wonderful gifts!

Melt & Pour Lime and Cedarwood Soap with Chia Seeds

Here are the materials you need to make your own Lime, Cedarwood and Chia Seed Soap:
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This is enough to make 12 bars

Melt & Pour Lime and Cedarwood Soap with Chia Seeds

I like this particular soap base because it’s organic with no harsh chemicals.  Combine this with essential oils and chia seeds, you have a natural soap that doesn’t contain harsher ingredients like you’ll find the cheaper soaps from the store!

 

Melt & Pour Lime and Cedarwood Soap with Chia Seeds

Start by cutting up the glycerin soap into smaller cubes and placing them in your microwave safe glass measuring cup.  My Pyrex cup can only hold one pound of soap at a time – (half of what you ordered) which is enough to make 6 bars.  Two pounds will give you 12 bars total.

 

Melt & Pour Lime and Cedarwood Soap with Chia Seeds

When your soap is cut into cubes, place in the microwave for (3) 30 second intervals, stirring in between each interval.  You may need a 4th time, depending on how full your cup is of soap.  Just be sure the soap is completely melted.

Melt & Pour Lime and Cedarwood Soap with Chia Seeds

Then you will need to add 5 drops of yellow soap coloring and just one drop of blue soap coloring to get this shade of green.

Melt & Pour Lime and Cedarwood Soap with Chia Seeds

Then add just 1/4 tsp of gold mica powder.  That will give this soap the perfect shimmery shade of lime green.

Melt & Pour Lime and Cedarwood Soap with Chia Seeds

For the scent I added 7 drops of Texas Cedarwood….

Melt & Pour Lime and Cedarwood Soap with Chia Seeds

…and 12 drops of lime.  That is for a subtle aroma.  If you want your soap to smell stronger, then I’d recommend doubling that amount.

Melt & Pour Lime and Cedarwood Soap with Chia Seeds

Then add 1 tsp of chia seeds and stir until blended.

Melt & Pour Lime and Cedarwood Soap with Chia Seeds

Pour your melted soap into your bar mold.  If you want to be sure your bars of soap do not have any bubbles on the bottom, then give your soap a quick squirt of diluted isopropyl alcohol and that will get rid of the bubbles for a nice smooth bottom.  Let this cool untouched for a few hours until the soap is coll and hardened.

Melt & Pour Lime and Cedarwood Soap with Chia Seeds

The chia seeds will mostly settle to the bottom while the soap hardens.  But I like the texture of the chia seeds at the top and the shimmery sparkles of the mica powder throughout.  This soap smells amazing with its combo of fruity and woodsy scents.

Melt & Pour Lime and Cedarwood Soap with Chia Seeds

I finished them off by decorating them with some green tulle and gold leaf ribbon.   It will be hard for me to part with, since I made this batch for Christmas gifts!

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Melt & Pour Lime and Cedarwood Soap with Chia Seeds

Looking for more easy melt & pour soap making recipes?  Check these out:

 

Easy Melt & Pour Rose Scented Soap with Glycerin & Goats Milk

Easy Melt & Pour Orange Creamsicle Scented Soap

Lemon Poppy Seed Homemade Soap Recipe

Easy Melt & Pour Ginger and Lime Soap

Easy Melt & Pour Lavender & Rose Soap with Gold Mica Powder

Easy Melt & Pour Lime and Cedarwood Soap with Chia Seeds

 

Succulent Tea Cups | Frugal Gift Idea

Succulent Tea Cups | Frugal Gift Idea

When I first moved into my house 10 years ago, a friend of mine gave me some Hens and Chicks succulent plants as a house warming gift.  These are one of the hardiest plants I’ve ever had and they spread like crazy!  Sempervivum is their scientific genus, which literally means “live forever” because they grow… Continue Reading

Thrift Store Makeover – CD Holder Repurposed Into Fall Decor

Thrift Store Makeover – CD Holder Repurposed Into Fall Decor

I recently went to my small town’s local thrift store on a hunt to create a thrift store makeover.  I came home with some gems and goodies, including this old CD holder, that I wanted to re-purpose into something new. A couple of other thrift store finds I made over, that were included in my… Continue Reading

“Gratitude Changes Everything” – More Decorating for Fall On A Budget Ideas!

“Gratitude Changes Everything” – More Decorating for Fall On A Budget Ideas!

Decorating for fall on a budget has been such a popular post this season that I’m expanding on it just a bit with these bonus tips that I’ve put together in the last couple of weeks. Now you may remember how I transformed the pumpkin on the left from a bright (and in my opinion… Continue Reading

How To Distress A Picture Frame From The Dollar Tree!

How To Distress A Picture Frame From The Dollar Tree!

How To Distress A Picture Frame From The Dollar Tree! Anyone have some classic oak frames that you’d rather be shabby chic or farmhouse style with some distressed white or light colored paint?  Here is an easy and frugal fix for that! Materials you need to make your own distressed photo frame from a dollar… Continue Reading

Easy Fall Decorations:  Candle with Burlap and Leaves

Easy Fall Decorations: Candle with Burlap and Leaves

  Easy Fall Decorations: Candle with Burlap and Leaves Here is a super easy and seasonal way to welcome the crisper weather as fall fully arrives. These fall decorations are easy to make and versatile since you can change the decorations to other themes. You can keep the candle base up all year and change out the center bands… Continue Reading

Easy Melt & Pour Fall Scented Soap with Free Printable Soap Labels

Easy Melt & Pour Fall Scented Soap with Free Printable Soap Labels

  School has begun, the temperatures are starting to fall, and pumpkin spice everything has arrived.  I recently made an easy melt & pour fall scented soap that I’ve just fallen in love with!  Close your eyes, and imagine inhaling clove, cinnamon and orange zest.  Sounds amazing, right? Today, I’ll show you how to capture… Continue Reading

How To Make an Autumn Grapevine Wreath

How To Make an Autumn Grapevine Wreath

  I remember late in the Spring when my husband was complaining about some grapevines taking over some of our trees in the woods.  I told him to pull them out and I would totally use them to make a wreath!  He didn’t think I was serious until he put a pile of them on… Continue Reading

DIY Charcoal and Clay Facial Bar Soap with Essential Oils

DIY Charcoal and Clay Facial Bar Soap with Essential Oils

The next homemade beauty product I’m going to show you how to make today is DIY charcoal and clay facial bar soap.  This is an incredibly easy way to make your own melt and pour bar soap with just three main ingredients, plus essential oils.  If you suffer from mild acne, using this soap could… Continue Reading

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