A couple posts ago I talked about having some issues with the paint on one of my projects. I’m not sure why they didn’t cooperate, but if you’re going to spray paint your lids, I would suggest spraying them with a primer first.
Our temperatures dropped dramatically so I couldn’t repaint the two lids with issues. Instead, I covered them with fabric and ribbon. I preferred the painted sleek look but because I was pressured for time, I had to go with the fabric for a last minute gift.
Of course the recipient didn’t know the difference so it was no big deal. You can see the fabric covered jars in the photo below.
If you’d like more home made body product ideas and recipes, I’ve created a category for Homemade Body Products on the right hand side of my main blog page. There you’ll find all kinds of fun things to make for you and your family or gifts for friends.
Barkin’ Dogs Foot Rub
*This recipe filled four 8 oz jars
1 Cup of Cocoa Butter
Cup of Coconut Oil
1 Tablespoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
15 Drops of Lavender
1 Drops of Frankincense
10 Drops of Eucalyptus Globulous
8 Drops of Peppermint
In a medium saucepan melt the cocoa butter and coconut oil on medium low. Pour into a bowl and place somewhere cool until it is almost completely solidified. This will take a couple of hours. Don’t let it solidify too much though so keep checking!
Scrape the oils into a stand mixer with a whisk attachment and whip until smooth. Add the olive oil and whip until fully incorporated. Add the essential oil drops and whip until light and fluffy.
Spoon into decorated jars.