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Jan
26

Smelly Jelly Kit


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Smelly Jelly Kit Smelly Jelly Kit

Who doesn’t love room scents? The power to make your space any way you see fit, whether it be calming, fun, or simply delicious, is amazing! So, it’s no wonder why room scenting products have such a great allure for many people. Candles are a big and obvious option, but this doesn’t mean they are the only option. There are plenty of other potential creations just as able and worthy of scenting our homes. One such alternative option to candles are Smelly Jelly Jars! These easy creations don’t take much effort or many ingredients, but smell great and look absolutely adorable! Whether you are worried about leaving a burning candle in your home, don’t have the time to create a candle with your favorite scent, or are looking for a new way to scent your space, this Smelly Jelly Kit is a great way to begin to great alternative room scenting products!

Smelly Jelly Kit Ingredients from Natures Garden
Natures Garden’s Smelly Jelly Kit

Smelly Jelly Kit Provided Ingredients Within the Kit

Smelly Jelly Kit Provided Ingredients Within the Kit

 

 

 

 

 

12 ounce Smelly Jelly Jars – 6

Daisy Cut Lids for the Smelly Jelly Jars – 6

Seals for the Smelly Jelly Jar – 6

Smelly Jelly Crystals – 1 pound

1 Ounce Fragrance Oils – 4

Da Bomb Soap Dye – 2 colors

Complete Instructions

Smelly Jelly Kit Other Ingredients Needed

Scale

Dye Free and Unscented Liquid Soap

1 Tablespoon

½ Tablespoon

1 Teaspoon

Spoon

Smelly Jelly Kit Prepare and Sanitize

Make sure that you have sanitized your work space for this project so you have enough room to work and simple mistakes will be easier to avoid. Additionally, you will want to have all of your supplies and ingredients nearby and easily accessible to avoid time sensitive mistakes. Make sure that you have all of the supplies needed for this kit cleaned and ready to use. Also, have all of the ingredients that are not included in your kit ready and nearby. While this recipe is fairly simple, you can be led to create an imperfect productive by using dirty utensils or leaving your half finished product to search for ingredients.

Smelly Jelly Kit Making Instructions

Once you complete the first step you will want to make sure that you work quickly. Since many of the ingredients will need to disperse evenly, they need to be added before the smelly jelly crystals absorb all the water. This is so you are able to mix your ingredients well before the crystals swell entirely and make it more difficult to mix. Otherwise, you may have some issues with your finished product, whether it be that the fragrance didn’t disperse or that the color is concentrated in only one area of the jar. Thus, we’d recommend that you read through all the directions to understand what you will be doing and make your process slightly faster.

We should also note, when cleaning up make sure you do not put any smelly jelly crystals down your drain.  You want to place any lingering crystals in your garbage can.  Smelly jellies can hold up to 400 times their weight in water.  While they are biodegradable, they can clog your drain just because of the amount of water they can absorb.  So, just use caution.  Should you accidentally get some in your drain, simply pour table salt down your drain.  This should help to unclog it.

Smelly Jelly Kit Hydrating the Smelly Jelly Crystals

Smelly Jelly Kit Hydrating the Smelly Jelly CrystalsThe first step is to add the warm water and the smelly jelly crystals to one of the jars. Initially, we are going to fill up one of the six smelly jelly jars with the smelly jelly crystals. Now, add two teaspoons of the smelly jelly crystals one of your jars. Next, take your scale and make sure the units are set the units to ounces. Set the jar of smelly jelly crystals on the scale and tare your scale. Now, weigh 10 ounces of warm distilled water into the smelly jelly jar.

Smelly Jelly Kit Adding Liquid Soap

Smelly Jelly Kit Adding Liquid SoapSecond, you are going to want to add some liquid soap to the mixture. So, add in a few drops of clear, unscented liquid dish soap. You want the soap to be clear to avoid altering the color of dye you will choose later on. Also, you want the soap to be unscented to prevent an undesirable scent blend with your chosen fragrance oil.

For those questioning why soap is added to a room scenting creation, know that there is a legitimate reason. Adding the liquid soap is done to help the fragrance oil adhere better to the smelly jelly crystals. While this may cause soap bubbles to form later, these should pop over time. However, I don’t recommend shaking your final product as it will create an abundance of soap bubbles. Plus, I have not found shaking assist in dispersing color or fragrance after the smelly jelly crystals have completely absorbed the water.

Smelly Jelly Kit Adding the Dye

Smelly Jelly Kit Adding the DyeNext, we are going to add the soap dye and the fragrance oil to the smelly jelly jars. While not all kits will be exactly the same, there is an order to the random chance of what you will receive. For colorants, you should receive two different pigments to color your creation from a pool of red, blue, or yellow. Also, you will receive four one ounce bottles of different fragrance oils. While the scents included change, they are guaranteed to all be the Natures Garden quality you know and love. Plus, who doesn’t love a little surprise now and again?

Smelly Jelly Kit Adding the Fragrance Oil

Smelly Jelly Kit Adding the Fragrance OilNow, make your creative choices and get ready to include the scent and color into your jars. Take your measuring spoons and weigh one and a half tablespoons of one of your provided fragrance oils. Next, take one of your provided dyes and add a few drops into the smelly jelly jar. Now, mix up your ingredients with a spoon to evenly disperse the color and fragrance oil.  It is important to mix the dye and scent before the smelly jelly crystals completely swell or you may have patchy and uneven distribution. While some further distribution may occur with some help from time and gravity, it’s not guaranteed that the distribution will be perfect after missing the correct timing.

Smelly Jelly Kit Letting the Crystals Swell

Finally, you are going to let your finished product sit undisturbed for about 15 minutes. This will allow the smell jelly crystals to absorb the remainder of the water, fragrance oil, and dye. If you notice a lighter portion on the side of the jar you can attempt to cap and turn the jar on its side. While this only has a chance of correcting the problem, the dye that hasn’t been absorbed could potentially sink to this patch and even things out.

Smelly Jelly Kit Creating the Remaining Smelly Jelly Jars

Smelly Jelly Kit Creating the Remaining Smelly Jelly JarsNext, you are going to repeat these steps with the five remaining smelly jelly jars. The steps will be the same for each jar with the only alterations being the color of dye or type of fragrance oil. I’d suggest that you do each jar separately to prevent uneven distribution due to the timing. If the smelly jelly crystals swell before you add the other ingredients, then it will be difficult or even impossible to evenly distribute the scent and color in your jar.

Smelly Jelly Kit Packaging and Using Your Product

Afterward, you are likely going to want to store some of your six finished smelly jelly jars. Now, you should take one of the white, flat circles and pop it into one of the gold lids. Since these lids have slits in them, you will require the white seal to help close the smelly jelly jar for storage. This method of sealing your jars should store the product well. Further, any smelly jelly jars that you are ready to use can be set up similarly. Simple remove the white seal from the jar and replace the lid. Since the lid has slits, replacing the gold lid will still allow you to use the smelly jelly jar.

Jan
20

Soy Wax Candle Making Kit


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Soy Wax Candle Making Kit

Soy Wax Candle Making KitThe Natures Garden Soy Wax Candle Making Kit is a perfect and simple way to create candles of various scents. This kit comes with all of the necessary ingredients that are needed to create candles. Plus, the kit comes with a printed page of directions that are easy to follow. So, this is a perfect introduction into candle making for those that have not yet tried creating their own candles.

While this is not my first candle creation, I still enjoyed creating this kit. It was nice to have a recipe planned out, so I could just enjoy the coloring and scenting aspects of the project. For instance, I created one candle that was Vanilla Silk on the bottom and Hot Baked Apple Pie on the top. Honestly, I cannot wait to try it out! So whether you have never created a candle or are just looking for an easy craft night, this candle making kit may be something you’ll want to try out!

Soy Wax Candle Making Kit Ingredients From Natures Garden

Soy Wax Kit

Pouring Pot

Thermometer

Soy Wax Candle Making Kit Other Equipment Needed

A Stove Top

Hot Glue Gun and Hot Glue Sticks

A Stainless or wooden spoon (don’t use plastic)

A Pan (this will be used to create a double boiler by adding ½” of water)

Soy Wax Candle Making Kit Contents of the Soy Wax Kit

You will receive enough materials to create enough materials to create about 10 candles. Along with the soy wax, you will be provided with HTP candle wicks, hexagon jars (you will have a few extra), and four fragrance oils. These fragrance oils include Hot Baked Apple Pie, Vanilla Silk, Fresh Linen, and Floral Bouquet. So, pick your favorite candle scents! Additionally, you will receive two color blocks, burgundy and green. Finally, you will receive warning labels to place on the bottom of your jars. Since you will only need 3/8 of a color block at most for creating all of your candles, you can feel free to only use one or use both to create your candles.  You can save the rest, along with the extra jars for your next craft.

Soy Wax Candle Making Kit Sterilize and Prepare

Make sure that all of the equipment needed is ready for use. Also, be sure you have any equipment need that is not provided within your candle making kit. Further, be sure that your work area has been sanitized and you have enough room to create the candles, this will include your stove top. Also, be sure to plug in your hot glue gun so that it ready when you need it.

Soy Wax Candle Making Kit Candle Recipe

While we will be following various steps to create these soy wax candles, there will be a basic formula used for creating the candles in this kit. This candle recipe is the following: 1 pound of wax, 1/8 or less of a color block, and 1 oz to 1 ½ oz. of a fragrance oil.

Soy Wax Candle Making Kit Creating the Double Boiler

Soy Wax Candle Making KitThe double boiler will be created to prevent the wax from being scorched. First, take your pan and add about a half inch of water. Next, you should place the pan on the stove. Later, you will boil the water. Also, you will set the pouring pot into the water once all the ingredients are added to the pouring pot.

 Soy Wax Candle Making Kit Melting and Coloring Wax

Initially, you will put one entire pound of soy wax into the pouring pot. Also, add 1/8th or less of either your green or burgundy color block. Personally, I added 1/8th of the burgundy color block to my first two batches and 1/16th of the green color block to the last batch. However, you can add your color blocks in any amount you desire. Now, take your thermometer and set it into the pouring pot. As you melt your wax you should keep an eye on the temperature. Additionally, mix occasionally as it melts. Once the mixture of wax is at 175 degrees Fahrenheit you will be able to remove the pouring pot from the boiling water.

Soy Wax Candle Making Kit Preparing Your Wicks

Soy Wax Candle Making KitSecond, we will anchor your wicks into the glass candle jars. Take your hot glue gun and dab some glue on the metal of the wicks. Next, quickly place this end of the wick into the center of the bottom inside of the jar. Repeat this with your jars until each of the jars are filled.  This can be done while you are waiting for your wax to melt.

Soy Wax Candle Making Kit Adding a Fragrance Oil

Soy Wax Candle Making KitNext, you will wait for the temperature of the colored wax to drop to approximately 130 degrees Fahrenheit. Once the wax cools to this temperature, add one full oz. of your preferred scent. Then, mix well to incorporate the scent. You will have Hot Baked Apple Pie, Vanilla Silk, Fresh Linen, and Floral Bouquet available for you to choose. Personally, I picked Hot Baked Apple Pie, Vanilla Silk, and Fresh Linen for my candle batches. While you won’t necessarily need the fourth for this candle project, you can use your fourth to create a separate project at a later time. Alternatively, you can create smaller batches using each fragrance.  For example, if you used half a pound of wax, you could use 1/2 ounce of fragrance oil.  This would allow you to try each scent in the soy wax candle kit.

Soy Wax Candle Making Kit Pouring the Wax

Soy Wax Candle Making KitNow, wait for the scented wax mixture to cool further. Once the wax had cooled to about 110 degrees Fahrenheit and seems to be like a slushy in appearance it is ready to pour. So, when the wax reaches this temperature you can pour the wax into the glass jars. Get four jars ready and make sure the wicks are fairly straight and carefully pour the wax mixture. Make sure to avoid getting wax on the side of the jar. Also, make sure the wicks remain straight as the was cools. You can use something like pencils or butter knives to hold the wicks in their correct position.

Soy Wax Candle Making Kit Creating the Other Candles

Although you have completed your candles for your first scent, you still have enough materials to complete candles with two more scents. You will follow the same steps to create the next two batches. Be wary that you don’t ignore the temperatures when creating the remaining soy wax candles. It can be easy to get careless as you repeat the same steps, but the temperatures that certain steps are done are not arbitrary. For example, if you pour your wax at too hot of a temperature the candles are likely to have sunken parts and air pockets.  Soy wax also has a natural frosted look to it.  This is lessened by pouring at the correct temperature.

Soy Wax Candle Making Kit Using Your Candles

Soy Wax Candle Making KitFinally, your candles are finished! While you may be excited to test out your candles, you would want to wait a few days before lighting to allow your candle to cure. Once your soy candles have set up, trim the wick and place the lid on.  For the best results, freshly made candles should be able to rest for about three days. Also, you may want to consider adding the warning label stickers to the bottom of the candles to ensure that the candles are used correctly. This is especially important if you intend to sell your candles or to share your candles with friends. But, above all, I hope that you enjoy your candle creations!

Jan
11

Bath Bomb Without Citric Acid


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Bath Bomb Without Citric AcidBath Bomb Without Citric Acid

Kick this Valentines Day off with a super cute bath bomb! Not only does this recipe create a bath bomb without citric acid, but its absolutely adorable. While bath bombs are well loved by nearly everyone, we have had a lot of requests for a bath bomb recipe without citric acid. So, we’ve created this cute kissing lips recipe with Cream of Tartar instead of citric acid. We hope that you enjoy this recipe and are as excited as we are for these super cute bath bombs. Personally, I think that these pretty pink smooching lips are the perfect gift for this holiday of love and romance. So, why not give your loved one a gift that lets them feel relaxed and pampered? Just try it out and let your special someone know that you care!

Bath Bomb Without Citric Acid Ingredients Available At Natures Garden

Baking Soda – Sodium Bicarbonate

Cream of Tartar

Sunflower Oil

Love Juice Fragrance Oil

Neon Pink Fun Soap Colorant

Lips – Mold Market Molds

8 oz. Clear Bullet Bottles

White  Mist Sprayer 24/410

Bath Bomb Without Citric Acid Equipment That You’ll Need

Bowl

Scale

Witch Hazel

Measuring Cup

Bath Bomb Without Citric Acid Amounts of Ingredients

2 cups of Baking Soda – Sodium Bicarbonate

1 cup of Cream of Tartar

20 grams of Sunflower Oil

14 grams of Love Juice Fragrance Oil

5 grams of Neon Pink Fun Soap Colorant

2 Lips Mold Market Molds

Bath Bomb Without Citric Acid Cleaning and Preparing 

Before you start creating this bath bomb recipe make sure that you clean up your work space and make sure all the equipment you need is sanitized. We suggest that you wear gloves, protective clothing, and a hair net during the preparation of these bath bombs.

Bath Bomb Without Citric Acid Baking Soda and Cream of Tartar

Bath Bomb Without Citric Acid Baking Soda and Cream of TartarFirst, you will need to grab your bowl and a measuring cup. Measure two cups of the baking soda into the bowl. Next, measure one cup of Cream of Tartar into the bowl as well. Mix these together these two ingredients well. Although you will be mixing more throughout the recipe, it can only help to continue to mix as you add ingredients to more evenly disperse the added components.  Additionally, you will want to make sure you break up any clumps you find in the powders.

Bath Bomb Without Citric Acid Adding The Oils

Bath Bomb Without Citric Acid Adding The OilsInitially, you will be adding the fragrance to the bath bomb mixture. So, place your bowl on the scale and add 14 grams of the Love Juice Fragrance Oil. Mix the scent into the powder to disperse the fragrance oil before the next step. Next, you will be including the sunflower oil. Again, place the bowl on the scale and weigh out 20 grams of the Sunflower Oil into the bowl. Now, mix in the oils very well.

Bath Bomb Without Citric Acid Coloring Your Bath Bomb

Bath Bomb Without Citric Acid Coloring Your Bath BombNext, you will be adding the Neon Pink Fun Soap Colorant to the bath bombs. Take the bowl of mixed ingredients and your scale. Weigh out 5 grams of the Neon Pink Colorant into the bowl. We recommend that you don’t add all of the colorant in one area in the bowl. Mix the colorant into the recipe thoroughly and avoid leaving any flecks of pink unmixed.

Bath Bomb Without Citric Acid Adding The Witch Hazel

Initially, you will need to spray the mixture with witch hazel. However, you need to be sure that you do not add too much witch hazel at one time. Otherwise, the mixture will fizz. If the mixture fizzes too much, then the recipe will not stick together and the bath bomb will be ruined. So, the first step is to spray the witch hazel one or two times into the bowl. Second, you will mix this ingredient into the recipe thoroughly. You will repeat these two steps of adding witch hazel and mixing. You will continue repeating until the recipe can stick together and can hold its form.  You want to have a crumbly dough like consistency.

Bath Bomb Without Citric Acid Filling The Molds

Bath Bomb Without Citric Acid Filling The MoldsFinally, pack the finished bath bomb mixture into the lips mold market molds. You will need to push the mix into the mold hard so that no empty air pockets remain. If the recipe is not put into the mold well enough the shape may not be maintained by the bath bombs. I would recommend that you put a small portion of the bath bomb into one of the molds and push hard. Then, add some more and push on this as well. This method will make it easier for you to prevent the empty space that would ruin the shape of the lips.

Bath Bomb Without Citric Acid Removing The Bath Bombs From The Molds

Eventually, you will be able to remove your bath bombs from the molds. Make sure that you take great care when removing these bath bomb lips! Not only will it be very easy for you to remove the bath bombs, but the bath bombs need to remain in the molds overnight. If you remove the bath bomb lips too early they may fall apart, as they are extremely soft at first. Although setting overnight will make these bath bombs harder, you should still try to take care when you remove or handle these lip shaped bath bombs.

Additionally, the bath bombs will be extremely easy to remove from the molds. In fact, can easily slip right out when the mold is flipped upside down. When I removed my own batch of bath bombs, the lips slid out as soon as the mold was upside down. So, I would recommend using either another set of hands or slide some cardboard under the mold before you flip the mold.

Bath Bomb Without Citric Acid Using Cream of Tartar

Personally, I found that the Cream of Tartar bath bomb recipe to be not as great as the recipes we have done with citric acid. When we tested the, we noticed that this recipe is not as fizzy as the bath bombs that we’re used to using. When we were washing our equipment we noticed that this recipe for bath bombs was a lot less fizzy than recipes with citric acid. However, this recipe was extremely easy to remove from the mold in comparison to citric acid bath bombs. If you are looking to create bath bombs with a soap mold, then this recipe may work better for you.

Jan
10

Wine Lotion Recipe


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Wine Lotion RecipeWine Lotion Recipe

Our next recipe is a wine lotion recipe.  Like many of our customers, I too, love the wonderful aroma of red wine.  This homemade lotion recipe is scented with my favorite of Natures Garden’s wine scents, Shiraz Fragrance Oil.  This lotion contains many skin loving oils and butters like grape seed and jojoba.  So grab a glass of wine and get ready to prepare a couple bottles of wine scented lotion.

Wine Lotion Recipe Ingredients Found at Natures Garden

Cocoa Butter Golden Natural
Grape Seed Oil
Jojoba Oil
Sodium Lactate
Silky Emulsifying Wax
Shiraz Fragrance Oil
Da Bomb Soap Dye Red
Da Bomb Soap Dye Blue
Vitamin E Oil
Vegetable Glycerin
8 ounce Clear Boston Round Bottles
White Lotion Pumps 24/410
Thermometer
Resveratrol Extract Powder

Wine Lotion Recipe Other Equipment and Ingredients You Will Need

Mixing Bowls (2)
Scale
Spatula
Distilled Water
Pots (For Double Boiler)
Stove
Ziplock Bag
Scissors

Wine Lotion Recipe Prepare Your Work Area

Before we begin, clean and sanitize your work area and utensils.  You will also need to do the same with the packaging supplies.  We will be using two clear 8 ounce Boston round bottle and two 24/410 white lotion pumps when we create this lotion recipe.

Wine Lotion Recipe Weigh Out Your Ingredients

Wine Lotion Recipe Weigh Out Your IngredientsFirst, in a pot, weigh out 425 grams of water.  You will need to heat the water to 180 degrees.  Hold it at this temperature for 20 minutes.  This will destroy any bacteria.

In a second pot, weigh out 48 grams grape seed oil, 24 grams silky emulsifying wax, 10 grams cocoa butter, 10 grams jojoba oil, and 6 grams vitamin e oil.  Then, melt these ingredients using a double boiler.  Make sure you stir the oil occasionally as they are melting.  While you are waiting, move to the next step.  We will come back to both of these pots when they are ready.

Wine Lotion Recipe Preparing the Other Ingredients

Wine Lotion Recipe Preparing the Other IngredientsIt is best to weigh the other ingredients out ahead of time.  This way you are prepared ahead of time.  This will allow you to move quickly as you are making the lotion.  Temperatures are extremely important to achieve a proper emulsion when creating lotion.  So, using a scale, weigh out the remaining ingredients.  You will need four small bowls as each of the following will go in a separate bowl.  First, weigh 8 grams of sodium lactate.  Then, in the second bowl, add 3 grams of resveratrol along with 12 vegetable glycerin.  Mix these two together well.  In the third bowl, prepare your fragrance oil.  Weigh out 12 grams of Shiraz Fragrance Oil.  In the last bowl, weigh out 10 grams of your optiphen preservative.  Set these aside, we will come back to them.

Wine Lotion Recipe Putting it all Together

Next, we will be combining our water with our oils.  Before we begin we want to be sure to point out a couple of things in regards to your temperatures.  At this point, your temperatures are very important.  You want both the oils and water to be around 140 degrees Fahrenheit.  If your ingredients are not at the proper temperature you may experience separation.  In addition, the temperature is important when adding your preservative.  You want to add your preservative around 120 degrees if you add your preservative at too cool of a temperature your mixture will separate from the finished lotion.  If your temperature is too hot it will burn the preservative off.
Wine Lotion Recipe Putting it all TogetherNow, we will begin combining our oils and water.  Once both the oils and water have come to the proper temperature, we will need to move quickly.  So, once your water has been heated, remove it from the heat.  You want to let both your oils and water temperatures to drop to 140 degrees Fahrenheit.  Then, add 8 grams of sodium lactate to your water.  Make sure you stir in the sodium lactate completely.  Now, add your oils to your water.  Then, use your stick blender to mix them.  Mix until you notice the mixture turn white in color as it emulsifies.  Again, remember to pay close attention to your temperatures.  You do not want the temperature to drop below 120 degrees Fahrenheit.

Wine Lotion Recipe Adding the Other Ingredients

Wine Lotion Recipe Adding the Other IngredientsNext, let’s add our preservative.  Remember, this needs to be added below 140 degrees Fahrenheit, but at a temperature no cooler than 120 degrees.  When the mixture drops to around 120 degrees add the 10 grams of optiphen preservative.  Additionally, this is when the colorant should be added.  So, at this time add 7 drops of red soap colorant and 3 drops blue fd&c dye.  You will also add the 12 grams Shiraz Fragrance Oil you weighed out earlier.  Mix your ingredients together using your stick blender.  Now you will need the resveratrol extract powder mixture you prepared.  Earlier, we dispersed the resveratrol powder extract in vegetable glycerin so that it can be added to your lotion without clumping.  Finally, at this time, add the resveratrol mixture you prepared earlier.  Once again use your stick blender to evenly and fully mix all of the potion’s ingredients.  Once everything is mixed, allow the lotion to set up.  You will notice the lotion thicken more as it cools.  Once it has set up, you are ready to package it.

Wine Lotion Recipe Packaging the Lotion

Wine Lotion Recipe Packaging the LotionLastly, we will be placing our lotion into the 8 ounce lotion bottles.  I have found it easiest to do this using a zip lock bag.  So, place the lotion in a ziplock bag.  Then, cut the corner.  We will be using the bag sort of like you would a decorating bag.  Once you have cut the corner, you can place the opening over the opening of the bottle.  Squeeze the bag gently to add the lotion to the first bottle.  Then, fill the second bottle.  Finally, place a white lotion pump on each bottle.  Your wine scented lotion is now complete!

What is your favorite Nature’s Garden wine scent?  Let us know and show us what you’ve created!  Post a picture on our Facebook page or on Instagram @ngscents!

Jan
06

Valentines Day Kisses Melt And Pour Recipe


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Valentines Day Kisses Melt And Pour RecipeValentines Day Kisses Melt And Pour Recipe

Share the love this Valentines Day with our Valentines Day Kisses Melt and Pour Recipe! We have used all of the glitz and glam to create a plethora of different ways to gorgeously color some big, sparkly smooches. Not only are these shiny lips pretty, but they are scented with our You Sexy Thing You Fragrance Oil. So, why not try this recipe out and give a loved one a couple kisses this holiday?

Valentines Day Kisses Melt And Pour Recipe Ingredients Available At Natures Garden

Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap 

You Sexy Thing You Fragrance Oil 

Vegetable Glycerin 

Mica – 24K Gold Pigment 

Fun Soap Colorant – Neon Pink

Mica – Diamond Dust Pigment

Fun Soap Colorant – Black Oxide 

Fun Soap Colorant – Tomato Red

Lips – Mold Market Molds

Fun Soap Colorant – Ultramarine Violet

Valentines Day Kisses Melt And Pour Recipe Other Equipment Needed

Alcohol in a Spray Bottle

Scale

Toothpicks

Microwave

Medium, Microwave Safe Bowls

Small Bowls

Spatula

Valentines Day Kisses Melt And Pour Recipe Weights And Amounts

300 grams of Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap per color

300 grams of Goat’s Milk Melt and Pour Soap

15 grams of You Sexy Thing You Fragrance Oil

9 grams of Vegetable Glycerin

2 grams of Mica – 24K Gold Pigment

Small Amount of Fun Soap Colorant – Black Oxide

2 grams of Mica – Diamond Dust Pigment

Small Amount of Fun Soap Colorant – Tomato Red

A few grams of Fun Soap Colorant – Neon Pink

Small Amount of Fun Soap Colorant – Ultramarine Violet

Medium, Microwave Safe Bowls

2 Small Bowls

Valentines Day Kisses Melt And Pour Recipe Sanitation and Preparation

Before beginning this recipe you should be sure that all of your equipment and your work space has been cleaned and is ready to work. If you need to you can use two or three bowls and the same number of molds, but you will have to continuously wash as the recipe proceeds.

Valentines Day Kisses Melt And Pour Recipe Final Product

Three kissing lips soaps will be produced for each color that is created. These steps will walk you through the hues that we chose to create. If you wish to get creative, then feel free to mix and match your lip colors to customize your own set of kisses!

Valentines Day Kisses Melt And Pour Recipe Creating Mica Pigments 

Initially, we are going to prepare the soap pigments that we will need later on. Rather than using any of our soap dyes, we are going to use mica to color our melt and pour soap. Not only will this allow us to achieve gold and silver pigments, but the soap will sparkle as well! So, let’s prepare our diamond dust and 24K gold mica pigments and then get to soaping.

Next, we are going to use the 24K gold mica to create a color for our melt and pour soap. So, weigh out approximately 4 grams of vegetable glycerin and 2 grams of 24K gold mica into one of the smaller bowls. Now, mix these ingredients thoroughly to integrate all of the mica powder and spread out any clumped mica. Once you have a nice liquid gold paste prepared, set the bowl aside.

Now, we are going to use the diamond dust mica to create a different pigment for our melt and pour soap. First, weigh 5 grams of vegetable glycerin into another small bowl. Also, include 2 grams of the diamond dust mica. Integrate all of the mica powder and break up any clumps. Once you have a liquid paste you can set aside the bowl.

Valentines Day Kisses Melt And Pour Recipe Silver Colored Kisses 

Valentines Day Kisses Melt And Pour Recipe Silver KissesFirst, we are going to create our silver pigmented melt and pour kissing lips. Now, take one of your three larger bowls and weigh 300 grams of the diamond clear melt and pour soap. After, melt the soap in a microwave for a couple minutes. Make sure that you take the soap out periodically to mix and avoid boiling your soap. Allow the soap to cool slightly, but not too much. You want the temperature to be warm enough to not set up before we add color and fragrance, but not too hot that the fragrance will burn off.

Valentines Day Kisses Melt And Pour Recipe Silver Colored Kisses Now, we are going to add colorant and scent to the melted soap. First, you can add 15 grams of the You Sexy Thing You Fragrance Oil to your melted soap. Now, take the diamond dust mica pigment we created and add two grams to your soap. Also, dip a tooth pick into your Black Oxide Fun Soap Colorant and swirl this into the melted soap as well. Mix your soap thoroughly to incorporate the color and fragrance.

Finally, we are ready to pour. Take your lips mold and pour your melted soap. Spray the tops of your soap with alcohol to release bubbles that may be on the back of your soap. Now, let the poured soap set up of a few minutes. Later, remove the soap from the mold.

Valentines Day Kisses Melt And Pour Recipe Dark Gold Colored Kisses

Valentines Day Kisses Melt And Pour Recipe Gold KissesSecond, we are going to create our dark gold melt and pour soap kissing lips. Before, you will want to get one of your large bowls and your gram scale. Then, weigh out about 300 grams of your diamond clear melt and pour soap. Next, melt your soap in a microwave for a few minutes. Be watchful that your soap doesn’t boil! Afterwards, allow you soap to cool for a few moments before moving on to add the scent.

Afterwards, we are going to add in the fragrance oil and the mica Valentines Day Kisses Melt And Pour Recipe Dark Gold Colored Kissespigment. First, add 15 grams of the You Sexy Thing You Fragrance Oil. Next, we are going to need to use our 24K gold mica paste. Include about 3 grams of the 24K gold mica paste and mix thoroughly. Now, pour the soap into your lips mold and spray the tops with alcohol. Later on, once the soap sets up, you will be able to remove your soap from the lips mold.

Valentines Day Kisses Melt And Pour Recipe Pearl Colored Kisses 

Valentines Day Kisses Melt And Pour Recipe Pearl KissesNext, we are going to create the shinny pearl colored kissing lips soaps. Again, weigh 300 grams of the diamond clear melt and pour soap into a clean, microwave safe bowl. Place the bowl in a microwave and heat until all the soap is melted. You can remove and stir the soap periodically to prevent over heating. After, allow the soap to cool slightly in preparation for the addition of the fragrance oil .

Afterwards, we are going to add mica pigment and the You Sexy Valentines Day Kisses Melt And Pour Recipe Pearl Colored KissesThing You Fragrance Oil. First, add 15 grams of the scent. Second, we are going to include 3 grams of the diamond dust mica paste. Mix thoroughly. Now, pour the mixture into you mold market lips mold. After, spray the freshly poured soaps with alcohol. Later, the soaps will be set up and you can remove them from the mold.

Valentines Day Kisses Melt And Pour Recipe Hot Pink Shimmer Colored Kisses 

Valentines Day Kisses Melt And Pour Recipe Hot Pink Shimmer Colored Kisses Now, we are creating the hot pink shimmer colored kisses from our melt and pour soap. Weigh 300 grams of the diamond clear soap in a microwave safe bowl. When melting the soap be watchful that the soap base doesn’t over heat. Next, add in 15 grams of the fragrance oil. Add 5 grams of diamond dust mica paste, 4 drops of neon pink, and a drop of ultramarine violet. Mix well and then pour into the molds. After, spray the soap with alcohol. Once it has set up you can remove the soap from the molds.

Valentines Day Kisses Melt And Pour Recipe Light Pink Pearl Colored Kisses 

Valentines Day Kisses Melt And Pour Recipe Light Pink Pearl Colored Kisses Subsequently, we are going to create some light pink pearlized kissing lips with melt and pour soap. Now, take 300 grams of the clear melt and pour soap in a microwave safe bowl. You are going to want to melt your soap, but make should check on your melting soap a few times to make sure that the soap isn’t getting too hot. Once the soap has entirely melted, allow it to rest for a few moments to ready the soap for the addition of the scent.

After, we are going to mix in both the fragrance oil and the colorant. Take you Valentines Day Kisses Melt And Pour Recipe Light Pink Pearl Colored Kisses melted soap and add 15 grams of the You Sexy Thing You Fragrance Oil. Now, add 4 drops of the Neon Pink Fun Soap Colorant to the soap. Mix well to incorporate. Also, add five grams of the diamond dust mixture, and 1 toothpick of FUN Soap Colorant Ultramarine Violet.  Next, pour the soap into the lips mold and spray the soap with some alcohol. Once the soap is entirely set up you will be able to remove them from the mold.

Valentines Day Kisses Melt And Pour Recipe Rose Gold Colored Kisses 

Valentines Day Kisses Melt And Pour Recipe Rose GoldNext, we are going to create the rose gold kissing lips melt and pour soaps. First, weigh 300 grams of your diamond clear melt and pour soap into a microwave safe bowl. Use a microwave to melt the soap and be cautious that you do not boil the soap.

Afterwards, add 15 grams of the fragrance. Retrieve two more toothpicks. Take one of your toothpicks, dip it in your neon pink soap colorant, and swirl it in the soap. You will do this step with the pink a total of four times. Next, take a new tooth pick and add one dipping of the 24K gold mica paste. Mix well. Pour the soap into the lips mold and allow it to set up. Now, spray the soap with alcohol. Once the soap has entirely set up you can remove the soap from the molds.

Valentines Day Kisses Melt And Pour Recipe Light Rose Gold Colored Kisses 

Valentines Day Kisses Melt And Pour Recipe Light Copper Colored KissesThen, we can create a light rose gold colored kissing lips soap. Take 300 grams of diamond clear melt and pour soap in a microwave safe bowl. Melt the soap and be sure to keep an eye on the melting soap. Now, add 15 grams of the fragrance oil. For colorant, include three toothpicks worth of neon pink soap colorant and one toothpick of the gold mica paste. Mix the soap well, pour into the molds, and spray the soap with alcohol. Finally, after your soaps set up you can remove them from the mold.

Valentines Day Kisses Melt And Pour Recipe Copper Colored Kisses

Valentines Day Kisses Melt And Pour Recipe Copper Colored KissesFinally, we are going to create a copper shade of these kissing lips soaps. Next, take you microwave safe bowl and add 300 grams of the diamond clear melt and pour soap. Melt the soap in your microwave, but make sure not to overheat. Now, add 15 grams of the fragrance oil to your soap. Next, you can color your soap with 1 toothpick of tomato red fun soap colorant and 2 toothpicks of the 24K gold mica paste. After you mix well you can pour the soap into the lips soap mold. Spray the soap with the alcohol. Eventually, you will be able to remove the soap from the mold.

Jan
04

White Chocolate Bath Melts Recipe


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White Chocolate Bath Melts Recipe DoneWhite Chocolate Bath Melts Recipe 

Try out this Natures Garden White Chocolate Bath Melts Recipe and experience some well deserved tranquility and stress relief. I’d say that after the holiday season we’re all looking for a little bit of time to relax and unwind. No matter how wonderful the season has been, that much excitement is enough to ware out even the most energetic people. It’s time to start the New Year off right with a little time to yourself to shed some of last years stress. So, run yourself a nice warm bath and let these white chocolate scented bath melts delight your sense of smell with the sweet scent of white chocolate as the oils nourish your skin from head to toe. Because what’s a better way to relax than a bath? Just sit back, relax, and feel your stress slowly melt away.

White Chocolate Bath Melts Recipe Ingredients Available From Natures Garden

Mango Butter

Apricot Kernel Oil

Beeswax White Pastilles

White Chocolate Fragrance Oil

White Chocolate Wafers – 12 oz

Silicone Soap Mold -24 Brownie Bites

White Chocolate Bath Melts Recipe Equipment You Will Need

A Scale

A Bowl

A Spatula

A Medium Pot

A Large Pot

A Stove Top

White Chocolate Bath Melts Recipe Total Weights Needed

224 grams of Mango Butter

15 grams of Apricot Kernel Oil

13 grams of  Beeswax White Pastilles

4 grams of White Chocolate Fragrance Oil

5 of the White Chocolate Wafers – 12 oz

White Chocolate Bath Melts Recipe Preparing Your Working Area 

Before you begin creating your bath melts you should make sure that the area you will be working in is clean. Also, make sure you have an available stove within your working area that is clean. Additionally, make sure that your equipment, such as pots, a bowl, and a brownie bites mold, have been sanitized well. If you don’t clean your mold before you being the recipe, your mixture may cool before you can get a chance to pour. Further, you may want to start thinking about how you are going to package your finished bath melts. The recipe will create a total of twelve brownie bite sized bath melts, so be prepared with enough packaging.

White Chocolate Bath Melts Recipe Weighing Your Ingredients 

White Chocolate Bath Melts Recipe WeighInitially, you are going to want to weigh your mango butter, apricot kernel oil, beeswax, and white chocolate wafers into a medium sized bowl. Set the units of your scale to grams, set your bowl on the scale, and tare the weight of your bowl. Now, you can measure the 224 grams of mango butter. You will want to tare after adding this butter and continue to tare between your future additions. Weigh out 15 grams of Apricot Kernel Oil, 13 grams Beeswax White Pastilles, and five of your white chocolate wafers. We be melting all of the ingredients on the stove top.

White Chocolate Bath Melts Recipe Melting Your Ingredients 

White Chocolate Bath Melts Recipe MeltNext, we are going to use your two differently sized pots to create a double boiler. The double boiling method of melting is useful for preventing your ingredients in the mixture from scorching, which could ruin the recipe. So, lets begin!

Initially, we will go over how to create and correctly use a double boiler to melt the ingredients. First, fill your larger pot with some water. I’d suggest filling the pot with about a fourth of the way up with water.  This amount can be adjusted after you can see how the water level rises with the addition of the smaller pot. Now, you can take the medium sized pot and place that into the water of the larger pot. If your water level looks like it is high enough that the water could boil over into the smaller pot, then pour out some water. On the other hand, if your smaller pot White Chocolate Bath Melts Recipe Liquidbarely touches the water level, then you may want to increase your water level. Further, if you notice later on that the water is getting too close to the rim of the medium sized pot, you can remove the pot and readjust the water levels.

After you have adjusted the water, you can now take your previously measured ingredients and add them to the medium pot. Finally, you will boil the water until your mixture is liquid. You must watch carefully to make sure the water in the larger pot doesn’t boil over into your oils in the smaller pot as it could ruin your bath melt recipe.

White Chocolate Bath Melts Recipe Scenting Your Bath Melts

White Chocolate Bath Melts Recipe BowlFirst, I would recommend transferring the mixture out of the pot. The pot is likely too hot to place on your scale and may keep your mixture too hot for you to add fragrance oil as well. Therefore, I would recommend that you take your newly melted ingredients and return the mixture to the bowl that you weighed these ingredients prior to melting. Afterward, we can add the fragrance oil to the mixture.

White Chocolate Bath Melts Recipe FragranceNext, we are going to add 4 grams of our White Chocolate Fragrance Oil to the mix of ingredients . However, the oils may be too hot and could burn off the scent. So, use your own discretion to determine the right time to add the fragrance oil. Once the fragrance oil is included, we’ll mix thoroughly yet quickly. Now, get ready to pour the mixture into our brownie bites mold.

White Chocolate Bath Melts Recipe Pouring Into Your Mold

White Chocolate Bath Melts Recipe Pour

Finally, we are going to pour the mixture into the 24 – brownie bites mold. You should be able to create twelve full bath melt squares with this recipes. Once all of the batter has been poured give the melts some time to set up undisturbed. Later, you can move the mold into the freezer. However, you need to make sure the bath melts are set up enough to move. If you are deciding whether to move the mold and aren’t sure if it is time, I’d recommend waiting a bit longer to prevent a potential disaster. Waiting longer before you move the bath melts to the freezer can’t hurt the recipe, but not waiting long enough could make a mess of your bath and body creation. Once you remove the brownie bites mold from your freezer you can remove your bath melts from the mold. Finally, enjoy your scrumptious white chocolate bath melts!

White Chocolate Bath Melts Recipe Packaging Your Finished Bath Melts

Before packaging you should be aware that the bath melts can begin to melt in your hand. Be sure not to handle the melts too much. Additionally, the place you intend to store your bath melts shouldn’t exceed room temperature as the bath melts will likely melt this way as well. While melting doesn’t necessarily ruin the product, it will make transferring the bath melt to the bath tub more difficult.

While there is no one specific way to package your bath melts, I would recommend that you use  something that would require a minimal amount of touching and/or holding your finished bath melts. However, as long as your bath melts are packaged well enough to avoid getting dirty and haven’t melted entirely in your hand, then your product should be fine. The white chocolate bath melts that I had created were saved in a zip lock bag and stored at room temperature  for the time being, but feel free to use any method of storage that you have available.

White Chocolate Bath Melts Recipe Using Your Finished Bath Melts 

Once you have a nice, warm bath running, place just one of your bath melts under the running water of your tub. Including the bath melt while your bath is filling up will allow the oils to disperse more evenly throughout the bath water. The bath melts may make your tub slippery, you should be safe and use caution while getting in and out of the tub. 

Adding more than a single bath melt to your tub could create a very slippery situation. While it may feel like it couldn’t hurt to use a few more of these little bath melts, remember it is always possible to have too much of a good thing. In this instance, adding multiple bath melts will cause there to be an excess of oils in your bath tub. All of this excess oil from these extra bath melts can sink to the bottom of your tub and have the potential to make your tub very slippery. While you still need to be cautious stepping in and out of the tub with a single bath melt, it is far less slippery than if you were to use more than a single bath melt. You’ll only need a single melt to notice the delicious white chocolate scent and feel a difference in your skin. So, it would be wasteful to use more bath melts than you need at one time. Plus, since you are saving all those extra bath melts, you can take even more baths with these delightful white chocolate bath melts!