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Cristina Riches aka Bird, is the founder of BirdsParty.com. She's also a creative mom of two, published author, graphic designer, freelance photographer, magazine editor and unconditional party lover. Her party ideas and photos have been featured on numerous publications such as Forbes.com, CNN Entertainment, Parenting Magazine, Celebrate Magazine, All You Magazine, Elle Decor and MarthaStewart.com. She also regularly creates content for brands such as PBS Parents, HGTV, Coca-Cola, Nestlé, Pillsbury, PayPal, Mars, Hellmann's, Cultura France and Danone to name a few.

DIY Spa Pampering Kit With Four Recipes


DIY Spa Pampering Kit With Four Recipes - For you or to gift! Gemstone Soap, Scented Glitter Candles and Vegan Body Scrub and Butter. by BIrdsParty.com @birdsparty #valentinesday #valentinesdaycrafts #diy #crafts #handmadegifts #homemadegifts #gemtonesoaps #geodesoaps #diycandles #scentedcandles #glittercandles #vegancrub #naturalcosmetics #veganbodybutter #handcreamDIY#spaparty #spakit #diyspakit #pamperingkit

Winter is the perfect time to get cozy and pamper yo' self. So I decided to make some gorgeous pampering recipes and DIYs (with video!) that are the perfect addition to a spa day at home! 

You can also use these DIYs projects to create a luscious spa pampering kit from scratch to gift to a loved one on Valentine's Day (or any other occasion). 

But it's oh-so pretty that you may wanna keep it all to yourself, and I don't blame you! 😉


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DIY Spa Pampering Kit With Recipes

For these DIYs I solicited the help of my daughter, who happens to be currently obsessed with scented candles (one of our DIYs today) and all things crafty.

She wants to buy candles every time we go out to the store, so I promised I'd show her how to make her own instead. Because let's face it, making candles is infinitely more fun than buying them, right?

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Plus, we can make any scent, shape or size we want to match our decor or occasion. Not to mention that making "stuff " together is a great bonding exercise for mother and daughter! 😊

The candles can be used to decorate the home or like I said, added to a spa pampering kit or gifted all on their own!

DIY Spa Pampering Kit With Four Recipes - For you or to gift! Gemstone Soap, Scented Glitter Candles and Vegan Body Scrub and Butter. by BIrdsParty.com @birdsparty #valentinesday #valentinesdaycrafts #diy #crafts #handmadegifts #homemadegifts #gemtonesoaps #geodesoaps #diycandles #scentedcandles #glittercandles #vegancrub #naturalcosmetics #veganbodybutter #handcreamDIY#spaparty #spakit #diyspakit #pamperingkit

To go along with our scented glitter candles, we also made gorgeous and super trendy gemstone scented soaps as well as an all-natural, vegan body butter and body scrub to add to our spa kit.

DIY Spa Pampering Kit With Four Recipes - For you or to gift! Gemstone Soap, Scented Glitter Candles and Vegan Body Scrub and Butter. by BIrdsParty.com @birdsparty #valentinesday #valentinesdaycrafts #diy #crafts #handmadegifts #homemadegifts #gemtonesoaps #geodesoaps #diycandles #scentedcandles #glittercandles #vegancrub #naturalcosmetics #veganbodybutter #handcreamDIY#spaparty #spakit #diyspakit #pamperingkit

Although I made these recipes with my daughter in tow, ALL our projects shared here require adult-supervision as we're dealing with heat and sharp objects! 

But these DIYs are all so easy and fun to make, and you could totally share these activities with girlfriends or your older kids for a Galentine's Day crafty party! 😍

DIY Spa Pampering Kit With Four Recipes - For you or to gift! Gemstone Soap, Scented Glitter Candles and Vegan Body Scrub and Butter. by BIrdsParty.com @birdsparty #valentinesday #valentinesdaycrafts #diy #crafts #handmadegifts #homemadegifts #gemtonesoaps #geodesoaps #diycandles #scentedcandles #glittercandles #vegancrub #naturalcosmetics #veganbodybutter #handcreamDIY#spaparty #spakit #diyspakit #pamperingkit

DIY Gemstone Soaps

These gemstone soaps are currently all over Pinterest, and I believe it was the blog Honestly WTF that first came up with a way to make them. 

She sells kits you can buy to make these soaps, but they're not available everywhere, so I decided to try to make my own from ingredients found at my local craft store.

I've made both soaps and candles before, so I knew pretty much I could source all the materials locally and use ready-to-melt soap bases for this particular DIY project.

DIY Spa Pampering Kit With Four Recipes - For you or to gift! Gemstone Soap, Scented Glitter Candles and Vegan Body Scrub and Butter. by BIrdsParty.com @birdsparty #valentinesday #valentinesdaycrafts #diy #crafts #handmadegifts #homemadegifts #gemtonesoaps #geodesoaps #diycandles #scentedcandles #glittercandles #vegancrub #naturalcosmetics #veganbodybutter #handcreamDIY#spaparty #spakit #diyspakit #pamperingkit

Recipe for gemstone soap: inspired by the blog Honestly WTF

Materials: makes approximately 2 x 200 g soaps bars

* 200 g of clear ready-to-melt soap base
* 200 g of white  ready-to-melt soap base
* 4 drops of essential oils or soap fragrance of your choice - we used rose scent
* dye specifically for soap-making
* 1/2 teaspoon of color Mica powder of choice (purchased online)

DIY Spa Pampering Kit With Four Recipes - For you or to gift! Gemstone Soap, Scented Glitter Candles and Vegan Body Scrub and Butter. by BIrdsParty.com @birdsparty #valentinesday #valentinesdaycrafts #diy #crafts #handmadegifts #homemadegifts #gemtonesoaps #geodesoaps #diycandles #scentedcandles #glittercandles #vegancrub #naturalcosmetics #veganbodybutter #handcreamDIY#spaparty #spakit #diyspakit #pamperingkit

Directions:

1) Melt 100 g of clear soap and 100 g of white in a bain-marie (double-boiler) or microwave at 1 minute intervals, stirring until melted.
2) Place the melted soaps in silicone molds and add the dye, Mica powder and scent.
3) Allow to harden, then cut into cubes and place in a large plastic cup.
4) Melt the rest of the soap and add in the colored pieces, starting with the transparent, then with the white soap.
5) Mix a little with a stick to blend the soaps (but do not over stir as we do not want a fully blended soap)
6) Allow to dry, then cut into a gemstone format.

TIP: Re-use cut-off pieces of colored soaps to make other bars of soap.

Check out the video below for the full DIY details!

DIY Spa Pampering Kit With Four Recipes - For you or to gift! Gemstone Soap, Scented Glitter Candles and Vegan Body Scrub and Butter. by BIrdsParty.com @birdsparty #valentinesday #valentinesdaycrafts #diy #crafts #handmadegifts #homemadegifts #gemtonesoaps #geodesoaps #diycandles #scentedcandles #glittercandles #vegancrub #naturalcosmetics #veganbodybutter #handcreamDIY#spaparty #spakit #diyspakit #pamperingkit

DIY Glitter Scented Candles

Making candles is one of the first DIY projects I ever tried at the age of 14, and it remains one of my favorite crafts ever!

For this projects we made pink and lavender candles scented with vanilla and lavender fragrances that are to die for!

All the materials are easily sourced online or at candle-making stores, and it's such a fun and easy DIY gift to make!

DIY Spa Pampering Kit With Four Recipes - For you or to gift! Gemstone Soap, Scented Glitter Candles and Vegan Body Scrub and Butter. by BIrdsParty.com @birdsparty #valentinesday #valentinesdaycrafts #diy #crafts #handmadegifts #homemadegifts #gemtonesoaps #geodesoaps #diycandles #scentedcandles #glittercandles #vegancrub #naturalcosmetics #veganbodybutter #handcreamDIY#spaparty #spakit #diyspakit #pamperingkit

Recipe for scented glitter candles

Materials: makes approximately 2 x 300 g candles

* wax ready for candles (the amount depends on the size of your candle holder)
* wick and clothespin to keep the wick upright
* dye for candles, candle essence of choice and 1/2 teaspoon glitter for candles
* heat-resistant glass jar

DIY Spa Pampering Kit With Four Recipes - For you or to gift! Gemstone Soap, Scented Glitter Candles and Vegan Body Scrub and Butter. by BIrdsParty.com @birdsparty #valentinesday #valentinesdaycrafts #diy #crafts #handmadegifts #homemadegifts #gemtonesoaps #geodesoaps #diycandles #scentedcandles #glittercandles #vegancrub #naturalcosmetics #veganbodybutter #handcreamDIY#spaparty #spakit #diyspakit #pamperingkit

Directions:

1) Melt the wax in a bain-marie or microwave.
2) Add the dye, the glitter and the scent to the melted wax.
3) Stick the wick in the candle holder or jar with a little warm wax.
4) Carefully pour the melted wax into the jar and let it dry.
5) After drying, trim off the wicks with scissors.

Check out the video below for the full DIY details!

DIY Spa Pampering Kit With Four Recipes - For you or to gift! Gemstone Soap, Scented Glitter Candles and Vegan Body Scrub and Butter. by BIrdsParty.com @birdsparty #valentinesday #valentinesdaycrafts #diy #crafts #handmadegifts #homemadegifts #gemtonesoaps #geodesoaps #diycandles #scentedcandles #glittercandles #vegancrub #naturalcosmetics #veganbodybutter #handcreamDIY#spaparty #spakit #diyspakit #pamperingkit

DIY Vegan Body Butter and Body Scrub

I first came across these recipes on a TV program in the UK during the Christmas break, and I knew I had to make them!

They were mega simple and easy to make, and I loved the fact that they were all-natural and vegan too.

DIY Spa Pampering Kit With Four Recipes - For you or to gift! Gemstone Soap, Scented Glitter Candles and Vegan Body Scrub and Butter. by BIrdsParty.com @birdsparty #valentinesday #valentinesdaycrafts #diy #crafts #handmadegifts #homemadegifts #gemtonesoaps #geodesoaps #diycandles #scentedcandles #glittercandles #vegancrub #naturalcosmetics #veganbodybutter #handcreamDIY#spaparty #spakit #diyspakit #pamperingkit

Again, all the materials I bought online (on Amazon) and it's so simple that even a child can make 'em! 😉

I truly love the texture and the way the body butter felt on my skin! The scrub is also so rich and gorgeous, perfect to quench my chapped, winter skin!

DIY Spa Pampering Kit With Four Recipes - For you or to gift! Gemstone Soap, Scented Glitter Candles and Vegan Body Scrub and Butter. by BIrdsParty.com @birdsparty #valentinesday #valentinesdaycrafts #diy #crafts #handmadegifts #homemadegifts #gemtonesoaps #geodesoaps #diycandles #scentedcandles #glittercandles #vegancrub #naturalcosmetics #veganbodybutter #handcreamDIY#spaparty #spakit #diyspakit #pamperingkit

Recipe for vegan moisturizer

Materials:

* 2 tablespoons raw, vegan and organic Shea butter
* 4 tablespoons of organic coconut oil
* 4 drops of essential oil of your choice

DIY Spa Pampering Kit With Four Recipes - For you or to gift! Gemstone Soap, Scented Glitter Candles and Vegan Body Scrub and Butter. by BIrdsParty.com @birdsparty #valentinesday #valentinesdaycrafts #diy #crafts #handmadegifts #homemadegifts #gemtonesoaps #geodesoaps #diycandles #scentedcandles #glittercandles #vegancrub #naturalcosmetics #veganbodybutter #handcreamDIY#spaparty #spakit #diyspakit #pamperingkit

Directions:

1) Mix the butter with the oil with a whisk, until homogeneous.
2) Add the essential oil and mix gently to avoid to scent evaporating, then put in a jar with a lid.
3) Allow to cure for at least 2 weeks before use, in a dry and cool place. No need to refrigerate.

Check out the video below for the full DIY details!

DIY Spa Pampering Kit With Four Recipes - For you or to gift! Gemstone Soap, Scented Glitter Candles and Vegan Body Scrub and Butter. by BIrdsParty.com @birdsparty #valentinesday #valentinesdaycrafts #diy #crafts #handmadegifts #homemadegifts #gemtonesoaps #geodesoaps #diycandles #scentedcandles #glittercandles #vegancrub #naturalcosmetics #veganbodybutter #handcreamDIY#spaparty #spakit #diyspakit #pamperingkit

Recipe for vegan exfoliating cream

Materials:

* 2 tablespoons raw, vegan and organic Shea butter
* 4 tablespoons of organic coconut oil
* 4 drops of essential oil of your choice
* 3 tablespoons of coarse brown sugar

DIY Spa Pampering Kit With Four Recipes - For you or to gift! Gemstone Soap, Scented Glitter Candles and Vegan Body Scrub and Butter. by BIrdsParty.com @birdsparty #valentinesday #valentinesdaycrafts #diy #crafts #handmadegifts #homemadegifts #gemtonesoaps #geodesoaps #diycandles #scentedcandles #glittercandles #vegancrub #naturalcosmetics #veganbodybutter #handcreamDIY#spaparty #spakit #diyspakit #pamperingkit

Directions:

1) Mix the butter with the oil with a whisk, until homogeneous.
2) Add the essential oil and mix gently, then put in a jar with a lid.
3) Allow to cure at least 2 weeks before use, in a dry and cool place.


Check out the video below for the full DIY details!

IMPORTANT: All these recipes need the help of an adult! 




Hope you like the ideas and feel inspired to have a go! If you do, tag us on social media #BirdsParty so we can see and share your creativity! 😍

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4 comments:

  1. I'm a little selfish, I guess, because when I make this, it will be all for me!

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  2. Thank you Cristina for joining our celebrate your story link party #166. I can't wait to try your candle making tips. I will be featuring your post tonight on www.meandmycaptain.com at 8 pm eastern time. thanks for linking up with us.
    Kari @ me and my captain

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  3. Christina, I LOVE your pampering post. So much to see and learn. Thank you so much for sharing with us at the TFT Party! I'll be featuring you at this week's party! Happy weekend!
    Theresa @ Shoestring Elegance

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  4. What a great kit! Thank you for sharing this post at Thursday Favorite Things. I featured you at last week's party: https://followtheyellowbrickhome.com/ten-inspiring-valentines-day-features-at-tft/

    I hope you will join us again this week. Happy Valentine's Day!

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