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Whipped Avocado Butter

Whipped Avocado Butter

If making lotion isn't your thing, you will love the simplicity of whipped body butter. In this Soap Queen TV episode Anne-Marie uses a stand mixer to soften Avocado butter. She then adds some other skin loving oils, a fabulous scent and it's done!

This recipe would make a great gift and is perfect to use as a massage cream base. Be sure to use only small amounts. A little goes a long way. If you find it's too oily check out the massage cream recipe below and give it a try.

Heart Lip Butter Pot

Lip Butter Pot

Totally cute is what you'll say when you see these little lip balm pots.The heart shape is adorable and just as easy to use as a traditional round shape.

The photo above is of our ever popular Cocoa Lip Balm recipe from the Soap Queen blog.

If making your own lip balm from scratch sounds too complicated, try one of our pre-made lip balm bases. Melt it down, add your flavor and color, pour into your container and in a few minutes you will have beautiful handmade lip balm.

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Fragrance Sale

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Fragrance Sale!

Pssst! As a subscriber to the Bramble Berry Newsletter you get to find out about our upcoming mid-week mayhem sale before everyone else.

Next week is the perfect time to try out some of our new fragrances because we will be posting a discount code for 15% off of our fragrance oils on Tuesday, February 4th.

The code will be posted on our homepage, Facebook page, Tumblr, Instagram, Twitter, as well as the Soap Queen blog - so you can't miss it!

Stock Up on Your Favorite Fragrances »
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Massage Balm!

Massage Cream

Thick and rich is the best description for this luxurious cream. This is the perfect recipe for a massage cream because it has a lovely slip and takes a little extra time to soak into the skin. This lotion is so thick that we recommend you package it in a jar so you can scoop it out!


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Get all the ingredients you need to make this soap here.

Step 1 EQUIPMENT PREP: Begin with clean tools and containers. Then sanitize your utensils by dipping them in a bleach solution and wiping dry with a clean paper towel. Use one ounce of bleach per gallon of water to make the solution. Then dip each item and wipe dry with clean paper towels. This includes mixing containers, your stick blender, and any spoons or spatulas that may come in contact with your lotion. The preservative inhibits additional growth of mold and bacteria but it doesn't kill anything that's already present. So be sure you start with the purest product you can and sanitize everything!

step 2 ONE: In a heat safe container, mix the Distilled Water, Glycerin and Sodium Lactate.  Heat in the microwave until it reaches 140-160°F.

TWO: In a second, larger heat-safe container, combine the Avocado Oil, Coconut Oil, and BTMS-50. Heat in the microwave on 30 second bursts, stirring between bursts, until the BTMS-50 has thoroughly melted and reaches 140-160°F.

THREE: Begin blending the oils, pouring the water mixture slowly into the oils. Stir the mixture, with the stick blender off, for a few rotations. With the head of the stick blender fully immersed in the liquid, turn on the stick blender and pulse until a steady emulsion is reached.

step 3 FOUR: Check the temperature of the mixture to ensure that the mixture is below 176°F. Optiphen loses its efficacy at temperatures above 176°F. Add the Optiphen and the Grapefruit Essential Oil. Pulse the stick blender until well incorporated.

FIVE: Pour the lotion into bail jars. Allow to sit overnight without a lid so that the lotion can fully cool without creating condensation inside the package. Enjoy!
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