Staying Moisturized This Fall and a DIY Bath + Body Kit Review/Giveaway!

Staying Moisturized This Fall and a DIY Bath + Body Kit Review/Giveaway! - offbeat + inspired

We’re all about the giveaways this month! I’m so excited to dive into this particular one because, as you all know, we at offbeat + inspired hold DIY skincare very near and dear to our hearts. We’ve been making/sharing soap recipes since we launched the blog a year ago, and hopefully we’ve encouraged some of you to adopt our strange soaping habits. If you’re not quite there yet because you’re skeptical, overwhelmed by the idea, or just plain scared of your house exploding amidst a massive volcano of lye…this giveaway is for you.

Staying Moisturized This Fall and a DIY Bath + Body Kit Review/Giveaway! - offbeat + inspired

Let me introduce Wholesale Supplies Plus. They’re a one-stop shop for all things DIY cosmetics and soap making. They’ve got the oils, scents, butters, natural colorants, additives…you name it. If you’re a from-scratch kinda skincare DIYer, they’ve got you covered. If you’re not quite ready for from-scratch, but you still want to know exactly what’s going into your products and don’t want to go the “pre-made base” route, there’s a kit for that. Many kits, actually. We’ll be giving away the delightful one pictured in this post today! Read on.

Staying Moisturized This Fall and a DIY Bath + Body Kit Review/Giveaway! - offbeat + inspired

The lovely folks over at WSP sent me one of their kits to try out. I chose the “Beach Butter Balm” because the dry, cold months are right around the corner, and a rich coconut-y moisturizer is the perfect way to transition from my second favorite season into my first. Using a homemade soap instead of the store-bought caustic bars of terror is one surefire way to keep cracked and chapped skin at bay, but you can take it even further by deep conditioning your skin overnight all winter long with your own homemade body butter. And this one is really, truly wonderful. Delicious scent aside, it is intensely moisturizing, so you won’t want to use it on the palms of your hands, but the rest of your dry parts will thank you profusely.

Staying Moisturized This Fall and a DIY Bath + Body Kit Review/Giveaway! - offbeat + inspired

My supplies arrived in perfect condition, organized and labeled with a recipe sheet and detailed instructions for how to make the butter.

Staying Moisturized This Fall and a DIY Bath + Body Kit Review/Giveaway! - offbeat + inspired

Here’s the list of supplies included in this kit:

– Gloves Vinyl (Medium) – Low Powder
– Instruction Sheet
– Mask
– 2 fl. oz. Exotic Coconut Fragrance Oil 421
– 1/2 oz. Vitamin E Natural
– 1 lb. Monoi Butter Blend
– 1 lb. Cocoa Butter – Natural
– 1 lb. Shea Butter – Natural
– 1 lb. Sweet Almond Oil – Refined
– 2 oz. Argan Oil
– 16 pieces / 70/400 White Straight Top Cap – F217 Liner
– 2 pieces / Droppers – Plastic
– 16 pieces / 4 oz. Clear Heavy Wall Plastic Jar – 70/400
– 16 oz. Aloe Vera Gel

Staying Moisturized This Fall and a DIY Bath + Body Kit Review/Giveaway! - offbeat + inspired

Here’s the information included on the Recipe Detail Sheet:

Beach Butter Balm

Project Level: Easy
Estimated Time: 1/2 Hour
Yields: 8-10 oz. (which fills 2-3 jars!)

This butter is sure to make your skin feel buttery smooth. Perfect after a day at the beach or to re-moisturize dry skin any time of the year.

Ingredients:

– 2 oz. Cocoa Butter – Natural
– 2 oz. Shea Butter – Natural
– 2 oz. Monoi Butter
– 1 tsp. Argan Oil
– 3 tsp. Sweet Almond Oil
– 3 tsp. Aloe Vera Gel
– 1/4 tsp. Vitamin E Natural
– 9.5 ml(s) Exotic Coconut Fragrance Oil

Equipment:

– Hand Mixer
– Measuring Spoons
– Metal or Glass Pot
– Mixing Spoon
– Stove or Double Boiler

Directions:

1. NOTE: if you are making these products for sale, good manufacturing practices recommend you wear a hairnet, gloves and a mask. We also recommend a clean apron.

2. Place all butters in a pan over very low heat.

3. Melt until all liquid.

4. Simmer on low for 20 minutes (DO NOT BOIL).

5. Add remaining ingredients and stir into liquid.

6. Cover bowl and let product set overnight.

7. Stir to whip or use hand mixer to whip it up until fluffy.

8. Package into jars and label accordingly.

9. Makes approximately 8-10 oz. of product depending on how much it is whipped.

Staying Moisturized This Fall and a DIY Bath + Body Kit Review/Giveaway! - offbeat + inspired

It really was that easy. Less than half an hour of melting and mixing, overnight on the countertop and that was it. Such a perfect introduction for any beginner looking to try their hand at DIY skincare products.

Here are a few tips for maximizing the results of your body butter:

– Wear long sleeves and pants to bed. Once you butter up your arms and legs, your clothing will keep the moisture in all night so that your skin can absorb as much as possible.

– If you suffer from exceptionally dry hands and feet, try wearing socks and gloves to bed for the same reason. Your skin will soak up more moisture if it’s warm and covered.

– These little jars make great party favors or gifts. With birthdays and holidays coming up, start playing around with some fun label ideas and plan on surprising friends and family with a jar or two.

– To keep things sanitary, consider purchasing a few plastic cosmetic spatulas for applying the butter. You can clean them after each use and guarantee that your jars stay germ-free.

Ok, giveaway time! Wholesale Supplies Plus will be sending the Beach Butter Balm Kit to one lucky winner! The giveaway is open to US residents only and you must be 18 or older to participate. Enter using the Rafflecopter widget below!

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Comments

  1. The DIY kit looks great and doesn’t seem to difficult to use. The final product looks amazingly rich and creamy.

  2. This looks so neat! I’ve always wanted to try my hand at some DIY stuff like this!

  3. This looks fantastic. Thanks for sharing!

  4. I LOVE making my own skin care! This looks absolutely amazing.

  5. Oh my gosh I love this! What a great idea to sell this stuff as a kit! I definitely love to DIY my bath and beauty supplies, but how easy would it be to do it from a kit?! I took a look around their site and I think the pumpkin salt scrub is what I would try next!

    • Tiffany | offbeat + inspired says:

      Right?? Isn’t the idea of a kit just wonderful? It takes all the guesswork out of recipe formulating and ingredient research and lets you get right down to the making. Love it! :)

  6. Yum! I love coconutty beachy fragrances all year round and how awesome that these are all natural! I would love to start trying my hand at some DIY skincare products!

  7. This looks so easy!!!

  8. Always need more lotions/moisturizers – would love to try this!

  9. The Sugar Leaf Lotion Bar kit. I buy all my soap base from Wholesale Supplies Plus, so I’d love to try something new!

  10. Tough choice!!! I’d like to try the Sun and Sand perfume roll on kit so I can keep reminding myself of summer all throughout the winter snow and Iowa blizzards!!
    http://www.wholesalesuppliesplus.com/ProductDetail.aspx?CatalogID=20&GroupID=844&CategoryID=2284&ProductID=8937&ProductName=Roll+On+Perfume+Kit+-+Sun+and+Sand

    To keep moisturized this holiday season I’d love to try the Whipped Pumpkin Butter Lotion Making Kit!
    What better way to celebrate the upoming Thanksgiving with friends and family than giving them all a homemade Pumpkin Butter Lotion!!
    http://www.wholesalesuppliesplus.com/ProductDetail.aspx?CatalogID=20&GroupID=844&CategoryID=2280&ProductID=9428&ProductName=Whipped+Pumpkin+Butter+Lotion+Making+Kit

  11. This butter looks amazing, I want to make some for gifts! Always wanted to make my own shampoo too!

  12. This butter looks amazing and I would love to make this for my sisters for Christmas!

  13. Oh you have no idea how excited I am about all of this! I’m crazy for bath and body products! And the idea of homemade is totally up my alley! I would love to try one of these kits. Perfect as little holiday gifts too! The sugar scrub kits look great! And those bath cookies… The thumb prints! Too cute!! Thanks for introducing us! : )

    Xo Jenny

    • Tiffany | offbeat + inspired says:

      Yay! So happy to introduce you! :) You will absolutely love the kits they offer. When I was browsing online I was excited, but when the box arrived I was blown away! Just LOVE.

  14. Thanks for sharing this site. I was looking for something to give for christmas, now I found it.

  15. I thank you from the bottom of my heart! My kids and I have sensitive skin and we are always looking for new ways and recipes to make our own lotions, soaps, etc.!

    • Tiffany | offbeat + inspired says:

      Oh I’m so glad!! You’ll absolutely love the kits over at WSP. I love that the ingredients they send you are the honest to goodness quality oils & butters that you’d be purchasing if you gathered the recipe components yourself. SUCH a great option to have it all offered in a kit, and so convenient!

  16. Daily Woman (Lacey) says:

    Sugar Scrub Kit – Debbies Best Ever (Vanilla)

  17. Jen Spurlock says:

    Looks lush! Perfect for keeping dry winter skin at bay!

  18. I would love to try the Winter Wonder Lotion Bar kit. I have not made a lotion bar yet. I have only made a coffee butter. The kits sound fantastic!

  19. Hi, what a wonderful set of recipes :). Problem is I’m in Greece! I And sometimes the UK. Do you (or any of your fans) know of a similar place to get all this great stuff?
    Rosie

  20. tracy vance says:

    Sounds great and fun to make.

  21. Absolutely perfect! Found your blog through an entry on Brit & Co. and I am happy I did! Great stuff and a Giveaway!? My kind of subscription ;D
    The entire package on delivery had me so excited I had to keep reading lol!

  22. I would want to try the Pink Sugar Bath Fizzie Kit next

  23. This looks so divine! I alway have dry skin esp hands in fall/winter. I would love to try their belly balm lotion bar kit http://www.wholesalesuppliesplus.com/ProductDetail.aspx?CatalogID=20&GroupID=844&CategoryID=2281&ProductID=9023&ProductName=Belly+Balm+Lotion+Bar+Kit

  24. This will be great for those cold, low humidity days when your skin is crying out for moisture. Definitely a keeper.

  25. WSP is my go to for all things (diy) bath & body. I love this post!

  26. OH this is perfection! I suffer from dry, cracked heels and super rough elbows due to wandering around barefoot (or in clogs w/ socks during the winter) and doing planks on a carpeted surface. I will have to check out WSP and see what all they have to offer!!

  27. I AM SUPER EXCITED TO TRY THIS PRODUCT! HAPPY TO FINALLY FIND A SITE THAT OFFERS WHOLE KITS!

  28. I want to try the shower and tub tab kit – quiet time! I don’t have a bath tub (only a shower stall) so I love that this product can be used in the shower.

  29. There’s a pumpkin scrub kit! So awesome

  30. This sounds delightful! I just made WSP’s Perfect Pumpking Salt Scrub. Their perfect pumpkin fragrance is to die for! Thanks for sharing!

  31. That looks great! I would probably want to try the Pink GrapeFruit Lip Balm kit

  32. The Goat Milk Lotion Kit!

  33. The lip care kits look great, too.

  34. Rachel Marie says:

    This looks really cool. I’ve been wanting to try making my own lotion, but I was never sure where to start. It’s great to know that I can get everything I would need in a kit.

    • Tiffany | offbeat + inspired says:

      Yes! It’s so hard knowing where to start. So so glad that Wholesale Supplies Plus put together awesome kits like this that allow you to work with the healthy, raw ingredients! You can really practice the “from scratch” method without having to create a shopping list and research ingredients!

  35. Looks so yummy

  36. Hi there,

    I love all your recipes. I find them inspiring and useful for my own line of bath and body products.

    Keep posting!

  37. I would love to try the Cool Menthol Foot Scrub Kit for my husband cause his feet are always too warm!

  38. Oooh! I love coconut scented lotion/body butter! And their Whipped Chamomile Body Butter Kit sounds heavenly. :)

  39. The Sugar Leaf lotion bar kit is calling my name. What a great classroom project this would be for a chemistry class.

    http://www.wholesalesuppliesplus.com/ProductDetail.aspx?CatalogID=20&GroupID=844&CategoryID=2281&ProductID=9021&ProductName=Sugar+Leaf+Lotion+Bar+Kit

  40. This looks so fun! I think the lip balm kit would be great too.

  41. Looks lovely.

    Can you provide links that tell us where to find these ingredients?

  42. I just stumbled upon your blog through craft gawker and I am so glad I did! I want to try all this DIY ski care goodness. Thanks for doing this awesome giveaway too!

  43. Burgundy Bonner says:

    This looks fantastic! Thanks so much for sharing!

  44. This looks great! I love coconut scent!

  45. Excellent!

  46. What a cool idea! I’ve never heard of a kit like this and will add it to my DIY to-do ist!

  47. Love love love wholesale supplies to make homemade products!!
    Would kill for this!

  48. Looks like a lovely recipe! =)

  49. Nice! Thank you

  50. How Long do you think this will last?

    • Tiffany | offbeat + inspired says:

      This should last a while. The oils used will go a long way, so I’d say at least a month if you’re using it daily!

  51. hongmei wang says:

    good

  52. Janelle L says:

    Did you have any trouble with the aloe gel blending in at the melting stage? I’ve only seen it in recipes whipped in after the butters/wax/oils combo has cooled a bit. Thanks!

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