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Makeup Remover Pads

These makeup remover pads will help remove even the most stubborn makeup and leave your face moisturized at the same time!


Makeup Remover Pads

  • Servings: 15–20
  • Difficulty: Easy
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  • Round cotton pads
  • 1 Tbsp. (15 ml) witch hazel
  • 1 Tbsp. (12 g)  Coconut Oil
  • 1/4 tsp. (1.5 ml) Vitamin E Oil
  • 3–4 drops essential oil (optional—don’t use if using this as eye makeup remover)
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) hot distilled water
  • 4 oz. Salve Jar


  1. Place as many cotton pads as will fit into your 4 oz. salve jar.
  2. In a separate glass dish, mix witch hazel, coconut oil, vitamin E oil, and essential oils (if not using this for eye makeup). Add hot distilled water; stir to combine as much as possible.
  3. Pour hot liquid over cotton pads gradually, allowing the liquid to soak into the pads as you pour.
  4. To use, wipe a pad across makeup that you want removed. Avoid the eye area if using essential oils in this recipe. Wipe face with a dry tissue to wipe off excess oil if needed.


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Candy Cane Sugar Scrub Bars

Do you like exfoliating with a sugar scrub? You may want to give this recipe a try!

While you are in the shower and ready to wash up, just grab one of these and rub it all over your body like you would soap. The soap helps get you clean, the sugar helps exfoliate your skin, the coconut oil replenishes moisture, and the essential oil refreshes the skin and provides a lovely scent. It’s a great way to pamper yourself while showering!

These sugar scrub bars make a great stocking stuffer or addition to any “pamper yourself” gift!


Candy Cane Sugar Scrub Bars

  • Servings: 20+
  • Difficulty: Easy
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  • 1/2 cup solid unscented soap, shredded
  • 1/4 cup (48 g) Coconut Oil
  • 1 cup (200 g) white sugar, divided
  • 5 drops peppermint essential oil
  • 1 drop red food coloring (optional)
  • PET Jar or other airtight container


  1. Put the unscented soap and coconut oil in a microwave-safe bowl. Heat in the microwave for 10-second intervals, stirring in between, until melted. You can also melt the ingredients on the stove top with a double boiler if you prefer.
  2. Mix 1/2 cup (100 g) white sugar with 1 drop red food coloring, if desired.
  3. Allow soap/oil mixture to cool for a couple minutes before adding in the white sugar, dyed sugar, and peppermint essential oil.
  4. Press the mixture into a silicone mold, muffin tin lined with paper cups, or a glass dish (to cut into cubes).
  5. Let sit in the fridge or freezer to allow mixture to firm up before cutting into cubes (if needed) and transferring the cubes to your PET jars or other airtight containers.
  6. To use, simply rub a sugar scrub bar over your skin while showering. Rinse off with water.

Extra Scent Ideas:

  • Autumn Spice: Use brown sugar instead of white sugar and 5 drops cinnamon essential oil instead of the peppermint essential oil. Add 1 Tbsp. (15 ml) maple syrup to the mixture.
  • Pumpkin Pie: Use brown sugar instead of white sugar. Add 1 Tbsp. (15 ml) honey, 1 tsp. (2 g) pumpkin pie spice, and 2 drops cinnamon essential oil instead of peppermint.
  • Grapefruit Mint: Use 3 drops grapefruit and 2 drops peppermint essential oil. Add 1 drop red food coloring (optional).
  • Create your own scent! The possibilities are endless.

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Moisturizing Body Balm

This recipe was submitted to us by one of our Facebook friends, Kristi Robinson. This is what she says about this recipe:

“I make a body balm that is great for dry hands/feet year round. I make a large batch to share with others, so this recipe should be scaled down to fit personal needs. Melt 2 oz. coconut oil, 2 oz. shea butter, and 2 oz. beeswax in double boiler. I add in 5 drops vitamin E oil, 20 drops lavender essential oil,  and 20 drops patchouli essential oil after the first ingredients are all melted. Then pour it into twist-up tubes (0.5 oz.–2 oz. size) .”


If you are wanting to give this away to friends and family this holiday season, feel free to follow Kristi’s recipe above. Or, if you would rather just make a little bit for yourself and a couple other people, we scaled down the original recipe and included it below.

Moisturizing Body Balm

  • Servings: 3 small lotion sticks
  • Difficulty: Easy
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  1. Melt the coconut oil, shea butter, and beeswax in a double boiler over low heat. Note: you can create a double boiler by placing the oils and beeswax in a heat-proof glass dish, then placing the dish in a pan filled with an inch of water.
  2. Once completely melted, remove from heat and allow to cool for a few minutes. Stir in vitamin E oil and essential oils.
  3. Transfer liquid to deodorant containers, and allow to cool completely.
  4. To use, twist up and rub on skin as needed.

Note: the easiest way to clean up is to wipe as much of the oil/beeswax as possible off all dishes with paper towels before washing with hot, soapy water. Feel free to rub the leftover lotion on your skin before cleaning up!

If you want a larger lotion stick, just double the recipe and put it in a full-sized deodorant container.

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Moisturizing Face Oil in a Roll-on Bottle

“This has really made my skin look so much smoother.” —Deborah


This night-time face oil recipe was submitted as part of our Facebook contest. The original recipe used 1/2 cup (120 ml) coconut oil and twice as many drops of essential oil as listed below. We adjusted the recipe to be suitable for all skin types and so it could fit in a roll-on bottle for easier application.

Roll-on Moisturizing Face Oil

  • Servings: Yield=2 Tbsp. (30 ml)
  • Difficulty: Easy
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  1. Combine essential oils and carrier oil in the roll-on bottle. Place the roll-on top on the bottle, and screw the lid on. Shake to mix and, if possible, let the mixture sit overnight before using to allow oils to integrate.
  2. To use, roll onto face, neck, and chest as needed.

Special thanks to Deborah Holden-Grogan for submitting this recipe!


Honey Orange Foaming Face Wash

This face wash recipe is brought to you by Kathy Rodin. She submitted it as part of our 20 Days of Giveaways contest on Facebook in celebration of our 20th anniversary. Kathy won a copy of our new book, The Essential Home, which is filled with recipes, DIYs, and crafts that are great for marketing essential oils.

You will love washing your face with this Honey Orange Foaming Face Wash! Not only does it smell yummy, but it leaves your skin feeling clean and soft.

Honey Orange Foaming Face Wash

  • Servings: Yield=8 oz. (240 ml)
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Ingredients & Supplies:


  1. Add all ingredients to the 8 oz. Foaming Pump Bottle. Use a spoon to stir the mixture until the honey is fully incorporated with the rest of the ingredients.
  2. Screw the lid on, and gently shake a few times.
  3. To use, gently shake, then pump 1–2 pumps in hands and lather over face. Rinse well.