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Sep
27

How to Make Soap White


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How to Make Soap WhiteHow to Make Soap White

Homemade soap making is the perfect way to show off your creativity. While appearance isn’t everything in a bar of soap, it certainly is important. Sometimes the discoloration of your soap bar just doesn’t match the aroma and there may seem like there is nothing you can do to stop it. Or, you may just be trying to get your soap to be pure white, as no discoloration doesn’t mean that you will get a pure white bar of soap. In fact, uncolored and unscented cold process soap is naturally an off white hue. But, there are a few additives that you could use in certain situations to attempt to achieve the perfect white color for your soap bars. All you need to do is learn how to make soap white and we at Natures Garden would like to help you at as much as we possibly can!

How to Make Soap White Soap Making Options

We have three simple options for our lovely soap-makers that desire a whiter bar of soap. While there is no way to prevent discoloration in all cases, there are some options that you have for your soapmaking. First, we have the Vanilla White Color Stabilizer. This is a product that will actually prevent discoloration from fragrance. However, this ingredient is really only good for preventing fragrances with a vanillin content from discoloring. So, this additive will not always work to completely banish discoloration and may not work at all on some fragrances. Next, we have two types of titanium dioxide. While these ingredients are designed to change the appearance of the natural color of soaps. However, these additives will not prevent any fragrance discoloration. This ingredient is simply for turning the off white bars into a pure white hue.

How to Make Soap White Vanilla White Color StabilizerHow to Make Soap White Vanilla White Color Stabilizer

One easy method that you can use to whiten your cold process soaps is to add in our Vanilla White Color Stabilizer! While this ingredient can’t completely whiten all kinds of discoloration, this product can strongly reduce certain types of discoloration. So, it is important to know exactly when to add this product. This ingredient will reduce the discoloration that is caused by vanillin. Also, this product will slow down this ingredient’s ability to oxidize, which would cause browning in the soap. If the fragrance oil contains vanillin or components that will oxidize, then adding this ingredient will absolutely be helpful!

How to Make Soap White Why Use Vanilla White Color Stabilizer

As a soap maker, it is important to know how to deal with discoloration. While many great aromas that don’t cause any discoloration, there are some fragrance oils with wonderful scents that just don’t perform exactly how you want. It can be heartbreaking to discover a gorgeous scent that just discolors too much. What is worse is when the discoloration doesn’t pair well with the aroma. This always happens with scents that have heavy vanilla notes. These fragrance oils often end up extremely dark, but smelling like a pure white vanilla dream! However, you can prevent it with Vanilla White Color Stabilizer. So, don’t give up on your favorite vanilla soap scents just yet.

How to Make Soap White Vanilla Fragrance OilsHow to Make Soap White Vanilla Fragrance Oils

While there are definitely some types of discoloration that Vanilla White Color Stabilizer can’t help with, this product is perfect for reducing discoloration from vanillin. This ingredient is what creates the vanilla aroma that we all know and love! This means that this color stabilizing agent is perfect for vanilla fragrances, and any fragrance that has a vanillin content. So, darker shades of soaps that are caused by vanilla fragrance oils can be tackled by this product. Although it is possible for a fragrance oil to have other discoloring agents, the Vanilla White Color Stabilizer is great for whitening discoloration due to vanillin. So, you should add this ingredient when the vanillin content is above 1% to prevent discoloration.

How to Make Soap White Oxidation Impact on ColorHow to Make Soap White Oxidation Impact on Color

Over time, certain ingredients in the fragrance oil may begin to oxidize. While this is just a natural reaction some ingredients, like vanillin, have with the air, this could lead to a change in the color of your homemade soaps. Oxidation has the potential to cause a darker color for your soap, so you could potentially have discoloration after the soap has been created. Although Vanilla White Color Stabilizer can’t completely prevent this reaction from occurring, it is perfect if you would like to slow down this natural process. Thus, you can delay this discoloration and, if you use your bars quick enough, may never even have to see it!

How to Make Soap White Impact on ScentHow to Make Soap White Impact on Scent

Since you are attempting to save this fragrance oil for your soap making, you don’t want anything impacting the scent. Luckily, vanilla white color stabilizer can reduce discoloration without negatively impacting the fragrance oil that you enjoy. Although the aroma of this product is strong out of the bottle, the scent is completely unnoticeable in the finished soaps. So, you won’t smell a thing in your soaps! This means you can have the appearance in your soap that you want without sacrificing the integrity of this fragrance oil’s scent.

How to Make Soap White Using the Whitener How to Make Soap White Using the Whitener

Now, you know exactly how Vanilla White Color Stabilizer will work in your soap! All you have left to do is to learn how you can incorporate the color stabilizer into your soap making. While it is not super difficult, you need to know what you are doing to make sure that the ingredient is actually incorporated. So, make sure to add this ingredient to aqueous bases as it is designed to stabilize water based formulas. This is because the vanilla white stabilizer can’t be added to the oils until the saponification process.

How to Make Soap White How We Use Vanilla White Color StabilizerHow to Make Soap White How We Use Vanilla White Color Stabilizer

If you’d like to see exactly how this whitener product works, then check out our amazing Peppermint Fluff Soap Recipe! This is a quality soap recipe that required the base of the soap bar to be pure white hue. Otherwise, the design on our soap wouldn’t look like a peppermint! So, the soap had to be red and pure white. However, this soap uses a fragrance with a vanillin content. In fact, the Peppermint Fluff Fragrance Oil includes a 6% vanillin content. So, we needed something to help with the inevitable discoloration. Otherwise, we would have ended up with a brown and red bar of soap that really wouldn’t look like a peppermint at all. Instead, we used this ingredient and created the soap you see to the left!

How to Make Soap White Titanium Dioxide Water SolubleHow to Make Soap White Titanium Dioxide Water Soluble

Also, you have another perfect option for making homemade white soaps. You can use Titanium Dioxide to create a whiter bar of cp soap. While this ingredient won’t reduce discoloration that is caused by some fragrance oils, it is perfect for whitening. If you have a bar with light or no discoloration, then you can add this powdered colorant to create a whiter bar. Instead of the typical off white soap color, the Titanium Dioxide will create a more pure white color in your bars. Thus, you can have decorative soaps with a pure white hue. Also, you will be able to still use your personal cold process soaping recipe.

How to Make Soap White Amount to AddHow to Make Soap White Amount to Add

First, it is very important for you to know how much titanium dioxide that you can add to your homemade soaps. While this whitening powder is perfect for soap making, you don’t want to add too much of this product to your soap. However, not adding enough of this product could leave you with a bar that isn’t as white as you would like your soaps to be. So, we would suggest for you to include no more than a single teaspoon per pound of soap colored. All you need to do is add the right amount of this whitening product to your soaps!

How to Make Soap White Using the Water Soluble Titanium DioxideHow to Make Soap White Using the Water Soluble Titanium Dioxide

Next, you need to learn how this ingredient needs to be used. Since this ingredient is water based, it needs to be added to the lye water solution. This means that you will have to add this white pigment to your whole soap bar. So, the water soluble version of Titanium Dioxide is perfect for coloring an entire bar of cold process soap. Then, you can combine your water and oils perfectly to create a whiter bar of soap. Although you can separate some of this white soap to color with soap dyes, the titanium dioxide won’t impact the color.

How to Make Soap White Titanium Dioxide Oil DispersibleHow to Make Soap White Titanium Dioxide Oil Dispersible

Alternatively, you can use a different type of Titanium Dioxide to create your soaps. This ingredient is perfect for whitening smaller portions of your cold process soap. This version of Titanium Dioxide will perform similarly to the water soluble version. Thus, both act as a whitening pigment for the uncolored portions of the soap. Again, this ingredient won’t fix any discoloration caused by fragrance oils. This is because this additive is designed to alter the color of natural soaps to a more pure white. The only difference between the Oil Dispersible Titanium Dioxide and the Water Soluble Titanium Dioxide is how it is incorporated into the soap.

How to Make Soap White Using the Oil Dispersible Titanium DioxideHow to Make Soap White Using the Oil Dispersible Titanium Dioxide

Now, all you need is to learn how to use this product in your soap making process! Since this ingredient is oil based, you need to add titanium dioxide to the oil portion of your soaps. So, you’ll need to take a bit of your cosmetic oils and mix your powdered pigment together. Then, you will need to mix up your soap batch. Afterwards, separate out the portion of soap that you’d like to be whitened. Then, mix together the separated portion and the titanium dioxide to create the perfect white color for your soap design.

How to Make Soap White How We Use Titanium Dioxide Oil DispersibleHow to Make Soap White How We Use Titanium Dioxide Oil Dispersible

Finally, take a peek at how we like to use titanium dioxide in our very own soap making recipes. The Sweet Orange Chili Pepper Cold Process Soap Recipe is one example where adding this ingredient is perfect for creating perfect designs. This soap recipe incorporates a perfect in-the-pot swirl with vibrant red, pure white, and gorgeous orange colors. Note that the white portion of this swirl is even whiter than the normal hue of cold process soap. Luckily, this fragrance oil causes no discoloration in homemade soap! This means that adding titanium dioxide is a perfect option for creating a pure white section in your soap.

 

How to Make Soap White Colorant OptionsHow to Make Soap White Colorant Options

Now that you have whiter bars of soap, let’s talk about soap making colorants! You could add some fun colorants to your soaps that include some Vanilla White Color Stabilizer. Now that you prevented the discoloration, you are able to add any colors that you would like! Also, you are going to need some fun colors to go along with your newly whitened bars of soap. If you would like to explore your soap coloring options, then check out our various Soap Colorants. These would be perfect to add to your newly whitened bars.

natures gardenHow to Make Soap White Share Your Creations

Hopefully, you learned a bit about how to control the color of your handmade soaps. Whether you have discoloration issues or want a whiter bar of soap, using additives can be helpful for some of your soaping issues. Now, you are prepared to create all kinds of fun soap designs. If you would like to share any of your soaping successes, then share pictures or your story on either our Facebook or Instagram pages! We would love to see your homemade creations!

Sep
26

Benefits of Coconut Oil


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Benefits of Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is a commonly used oil in many homemade bath and body products, so read on to find many of the benefits of coconut oil. While many know that this oil was good for you, do you know how coconut oil benefits your bath and body recipes?

Coconut oil has tons of benefits for your skin, hair, and just about everything else! This oil contains properties that are are perfect for moisturizing and caring for your body. It does this with properties such as its three fatty acids, capric acid, lauric acid and caprylic acid, which are wonderful for our bodies. Plus, coconut oil is said to have properties that reduce fungus, bacteria, and inflammation. So, this oil is perfect for effective, clean skin care. This is also why we created this blog to discuss this cosmetic ingredient of choice and there are quite a few. Let’s get right into it!

Benefits of Coconut Oil Difference Between Coconut Oils 76 and Fractionated

Before we go into the benefits to your body and your products, we should explain the difference between the two types of coconut oil that we carry. One main difference between the two is the melting point. Fractionated Coconut Oil is able to stay liquid at lower temperatures than the Coconut Oil 76 can. This happens because Fractionated Coconut Oil only contains the medium-chain triglycerides of coconut oil, which are Lauric and Myristic. However, the Coconut Oil 76 contains the fatty acids Myristic, Palmitic, Stearic, Oleic, Linoleic, and Lauric.

This difference in fatty acids can cause more differences between the two. Fractionated Coconut Oil is white in color, absorbs more quickly and is lighter on the skin. Plus, it mixes better with other oils than coconut oil 76. On the other hand, Coconut Oil 76 is a typically light yellow, sits on the skin a bit longer, and makes for a thicker moisturizer. While both are beneficial, it is a good idea to choose the one that will suit your needs best.

Benefits of Coconut Oil for Your Products

Coconut oil can be added to a variety of different bath and body creations. Not only will it add helpful benefits for your skin, but this oils can provide wonderful qualities for you products, too. So, we are going to share how coconut oil interacts with a few different types of recipes.

Benefits of Coconut Oil Benefits for Soap

One product that will definitely benefit from the addition of coconut oil is cold process soap! During the soap process the lye acts as the chemical emulsifier that bonds fatty acids with water molecules by generating heat. So, the different types of oils will bond with the water and create different types of soap bars. The fatty acids in the oil provide some nice qualities for your soap bar, which you can see on our Soaping Oil Properties page. Each oil is different, but these qualities may include bar hardness, cleansing, bubbly lather, conditioning, and creamy lather. However, coconut oil provides hardness, cleansing, and bubbly lather.  We should mention though, it is possible to use too much oil in soap. We recommend not using any more than 30% in your soaping recipe.

Benefits of Coconut Oil Benefits for Lotion

Further, adding different types of oils to lotion recipes can create different types of products. One amazing benefit of adding coconut oil to lotion is that it is an oil that will sink in fairly quickly. So, you won’t be left with oily skin, which makes this type of lotion more beneficial for those with already over oily skin.

Benefits of Coconut Oil for Your Body

Not only is coconut oil great to add to make bath and body products, but this oil is very beneficial for your body. So, we are going to share some great uses for coconut oil that will be great for your skin, hair, and everything else!

Benefits of Coconut Oil Moisturize and Nourish Your SkinBenefits of Coconut Oil Moisturize and Nourish Your Skin

First of all, coconut oils is very moisturizing and is great for caring about dry skin. The same as many other cosmetic oils, coconut oil is able to protect your skin from becoming painfully cracked and dry. You can include this natural oil in recipes like the Foaming Hibiscus Scrub Recipe, and the Shea Butter Lip Balm Recipe. As you can tell that there are a variety of products that can use this moisturizing oil to its benefit. Plus, it is an amazing moisturizer that uses its fatty acids to repair your cracked, dry skin. So, it is easy to see why this oil is so well loved!

Benefits of Coconut Oil Improve Your Skin Dilemmas

Furthermore, coconut oil has been used to improve many kinds of skin issues that you may or may not have currently. Since coconut oil has fatty acids this cosmetic wonder is able to reduce inflammation both inside and outside. This means that it is a perfect solution for reducing many skin issues. Some of these issues that we have heard can be helped by applying coconut oil are burns, cuts, eczema, rashes, dermatitis, acne, athlete’s foot, and psoriasis. Simply apply coconut oil just as you would apply lotion and let this lovely moisturizer work its natural magic.

While you can apply coconut straight to these areas, there are more fun ways to tackle your issues. You could create a lotion that uses coconut oil along with other beneficial oils to create a product that smells lovely and really helps your skin. You could create a recipe like the Coffee Butter Scrub Recipe or the Blackberry Fizz Emulsified Sugar Scrub Recipe. These both include coconut oil to create a product that is perfect for skin!

Benefits of Coconut Oil Sensitive Skin Can Use It Too

Also, coconut oil is perfect for those that have sensitive skin. This cosmetic oil is strong enough to soothe the most dry of skin, but gentle enough for sensitive skin types. So, this is the most perfect moisturizer! Plus, this means that sensitive baby skin can enjoy these benefits as well. Many have found that coconut oil is perfect for soothing diaper rash. This can be used as nappy rash cream as there are no harsh elements nor are there chemicals, but this product works to aid babies with painful and inflamed rashes.  However, you should always check with your doctor before using coconut oil on your baby.

Furthermore, this oil is perfect for all of your sensitive areas. In fact, we have created a Natural Flavored Lubricant Recipe that has been perfectly formulated to be sensitive and smooth! Also, know that this lubricant is oil based and cannot be used with latex condoms or they may break.

Benefits of Coconut Oil Kill the Bacteria and Fungus on Your Skin

Another great benefit about this moisturizing wonder is that it is has been know to have antibacterial and anti-fungal properties! So, this oil is perfect for cleansing your skin. Also, this cosmetic oil has been said to be great for helping solve skin issues, such as acne or eczema, as it goes after the underlying causes. The oils is able to have these properties because some of the acids that benefit skin will kill certain fungus and bacteria that is common for causing issues for the skin.

Benefits of Coconut Oil Cleansing FacialBenefits of Coconut Oil Cleansing Facial

Also, coconut oil is a perfect way to clean your face! While it may seem weird to use oil as a face cleanser, it is actually an amazing choice for your face. Firstly, know that applying this oil to your face will actually reduce the bad oils that your face produces and collects. The oil is able to interact with other oils, unlike water, and is able to interact with and remove hardened oils that could be trapped in your pores. Additionally, this trick can fool your skin into producing less oil as it will think that it has enough oil already. Plus, the oil is sensitive, moisturizing, antibacterial and anti-fungal. It also just happens to be my personal favorite make-up remover! So, your face will truly appreciate a coconut oil facial.

Benefits of Coconut Oil Natural Oil for Deodorizing

Also, there have been those that have used this oil to deodorize and kill stinky bacteria. Using this cosmetic oil as a natural deodorant is perfectly natural way to eliminate stinking body odor. People found that coconut oil’s antibacterial properties are perfectly equipped to help tackle armpit odor. So, this would be a perfect ingredient choice to add to a natural deodorant recipe that you may be creating.  Try this natural deodorant recipe and let us know what you think.

Benefits of Coconut Oil Home Hair CareBenefits of Coconut Oil Home Hair Care

Further, this oil will work wonders on you hair. Coconut oil is a perfect solution to frizzy, dry hair.  Since this natural moisturizer is very hydrating, it can be used to help hair from the scalp all the way down to your ends. So, this oil is perfect for helping with dandruff. Plus, this oil has been used to fix split ends, create shinier hair, and hold down fly flyaway hairs. If you’re curious as to how this oil does it, then know that it all comes back to those healthy, fatty acids that can nourish every part of the body.

Benefits of Coconut Oil Natural Wrinkle Reduction

Next, you can use coconut oil to reduce wrinkles. This oil is known for its anti aging properties. Since this cosmetic ingredient is so great for our skin, it can’t be hard to imagine that it could help reduce wrinkles. While wrinkles are common to occur as you age, there is a reason for why this happens. The wrinkles that are related to age are caused by two main things. First, the fat cells in your skin begin to shrink and your inner layer of skin starts to get thinner. Second, your skin’s ability to repair itself decreases as you get older. This combination leads to the formation of dreaded wrinkles. This is where coconut oil comes in! This oil is known to replenish these fat cells, which would reduce the visibility of your wrinkles.

Benefits of Coconut Oil Help With Ingrown Hair

Plus, coconut oil can be great for helping with irritated skin and ingrown hairs. Since this oil has shown you can use it to moisturize and reduce inflammation, this is perfect for soothing areas that are often irritated. So, use this oil in areas that are frequently shaved, prone to bumps, often rubbed, or prone to infection. This is done because coconut oil has been seen to reduce these issues by others. This helps because the oil helps to soften skin so hair can easily grow properly through the follicle. This will help to solve the issue of ingrown hairs with an added bonus of killing bacteria that could potentially infect these area and lead to even more issues. So, using coconut oil before and after shaving can really benefit your skin and help avoid all the annoying bumps.

Benefits of Coconut Oil Reducing Stretch MarksBenefits of Coconut Oil Reducing Stretch Marks

Further, coconut oil has been used to reduce the visibility of stretch marks in some people. Since many have found out exactly how wonderful coconut oil is for them still, it is no wonder that this oil has been found to be perfect for stretch mark reduction. Stretch marks occur due to the skin elasticity not being as good as it should be. This elasticity is the skin’s ability to stretch out and relax back. Similarly to wrinkles, this will reduce overtime due to age. Also, this can occur when a change in the skin is sudden, such as having a baby or gaining a lot of weight quickly. Some have found that the skin healing properties of coconut oil are perfect for getting dark marks, discoloration, and redness to fade away. Plus, the oil will hydrate the skin, which can help the skin heal more quickly.

Furthermore, some found that coconut oil can lessen the appearance of dark under eye circles. This theory is believed because coconut oil has anti-inflammatory properties. Plus, many found this oil to have skin lightening properties, too. So, leaving coconut oil under your eye over night could lead to a lessening of circles under your eyes.

Nature’s Garden sells coconut oil for external use only. We do not sell it as a food item. The information above talks about how great coconut oil is for many industries, however we only sell it for external use. We provide this data for educational purposes only. Nothing in this article is to be construed as medical advice. Please consult your doctor before using this product or any of this information for treatment purposes.

Sep
25

Swirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe


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Swirled Melt and Pour Soap RecipeSwirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

Are you interested in creating a lovely and easy soap recipe? If so, then we have the perfect soap making recipe for you! No joke, no lye. Of course, we are talking about our new Swirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe! This easy homemade soap uses our skin-loving Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap Base, which makes soaping super easy! Further, the recipe includes clays that are great for the skin!  Plus, this soap-making recipe uses three perfectly chosen colors that complement the lovely aroma of the Chocolate Covered Strawberries Fragrance Oil. So, this lovely two pound batch of soap will look, smell, and feel fantastic. 

Swirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe History of Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Since the perfect combination of chocolate and strawberries seems so deliciously obvious, you may think that chocolate covered strawberries have been around forever. Although both the ingredients were around for ages, this wonderful culinary invention wasn’t created until the 1960’s. An amazing woman, Lorraine Lorusso, created the decadent treat in the gourmet shop she worked at and, as we all know, this treat became a sensation. Now, we all can enjoy the amazing success of this marvelous baker as well as enjoy the lovely scent that her creation inspired!

Swirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe Supplies Available at Natures Garden

Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap
Chocolate Covered Strawberries Fragrance Oil
Organic Cocoa Powder
Rose Clay Powder
Kaolin Clay Powder
Vegetable Glycerin
Silicone Loaf Soap Mold
FUN Soap Colorant Neon Pink
Mitre Box
Cutter for Mitre Box
Natures Garden Soap Apron
4 oz Clear Bullet Bottle
Black Fine Mist Sprayer 20/410
Vanilla White Color Stabilizer

Swirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe Other Equipment You May Need

Mixing Bowls (3)
Microwave
Scale
Mixing Spoons
Rubbing Alcohol
Cutting Board
Knife
Disposable Cups (3) (or small containers)

Swirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe Total Weights of Ingredients

Since we are going to separate the batch into three portions, the weights of the ingredients are separated based on the way the will be used throughout the recipe.

Swirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe Total Weight for the Soap Recipe

904 grams Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap Base
45 grams Chocolate Covered Strawberries Fragrance Oil
45 grams Vanilla White Color Stabilizer

Swirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe Total Weight for the White Portion

301 grams Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap
5 grams of the Kaolin Clay Powder
10 grams of the Vegetable Glycerin

Swirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe Total Weight for the Pink Portion

301 grams Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap
7 grams of the Rose Clay Powder
10 drops of the FUN Soap Colorant Neon Pink
15 grams of the Vegetable Glycerin

Swirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe Total Weight for the Brown Portion

301 grams Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap
7 grams of the Organic Cocoa Powder
16 grams of the Vegetable Glycerin

Swirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe Preparations

Before we begin you should make sure that your work station is clean and ready for you to work. Further, you should wash and dry all the equipment that you are going to be working with. Doing this will help to ensure that your finished product is clean, as well. Nothing is worse than finishing a project and finding a speck right on the surface. Additionally, you may find it easier to gather all your ingredients before you begin creating your soap. Although you can simply grab everything as you go, it can be helpful to have everything in your work space before starting. This will make are that you aren’t caught off guard and that you will have everything that you need as you need it.

Swirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe Beginning with the Soap ColorsSwirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe Beginning with the Soap Colors

First of all, you are going to focus on preparing the three color portions that you will need in a future step.Later on, you will add these colored pastes to separated portions of your melted soap base. Preparing the colors first will make it easier to work with the soap and add these colors later on. This way you will have more time to pour your soap batter. Also, it will be less likely for you to have your soap set up before it gets in the mold. So, take your three disposable cups and assign each one to a different color. You will need to make sure you have a cup for the pink, white, and brown portions of your soap.

Swirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe Preparing the Pink Colorant PortionSwirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe Preparing the Pink Colorant Portion

Now, we are going to get the pink soap colorant portion ready for you to use in a later step. So, retrieve your scale and set it to measure in grams. Next, add 7 grams of the Rose Clay, 15 grams of the Vegetable Glycerin, and 10 drops of the Neon Pink Soap Colorant to one of your disposable cups. Then, stir this mixture into a paste and make sure that all the ingredients are incorporated. After, set this mixture aside until after you melt the soap base.

Swirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe Preparing the Brown Colorant PortionSwirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe Preparing the Brown Colorant Portion

Next, you will be getting the brown colorant ready for that portion of the soap. So, use the scale to fill your next disposable cup with 7 grams of Cocoa Powder and 16 grams of Vegetable Glycerin. You will stir this until it is a paste consistency and has incorporated all the ingredients. Then, you can set aside this colorant mixture for you to use in a later step.

Swirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe Preparing the White Colorant PortionSwirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe Preparing the White Colorant Portion

Next, you will prepare the last portion of the colorants. So, grab the cup that is meant to contain the white portion of your soap colorant. Then, you can add 5 grams of Kaolin Clay Powder and 10 grams of Vegetable Glycerin to this remaining disposable cup. You will need to stir this to incorporate all the ingredients and create the proper consistency. Then, you can set the white colorant aside until you need it later on.

Swirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe Melting the Soap BaseSwirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe Melting the Soap Base

Now, you are ready to prepare the actual soap portion of your recipe. So, you will cut up and weigh out 904 grams of the Natures Garden Cocoa Butter Soap Base. Also, make sure that you put this soap base into a microwave safe, glass bowl. After you cut up the soap, you can use your microwave to melt the cocoa butter soap base. You will want to melt the soap with 30 second bursts and be sure to stir in between the heating times. This will prevent you from accidentally over heating the soap base. You will need to continue the melting and stirring cycle until the soap is entirely liquid.

Swirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe Adding the Fragrance OilSwirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe Adding the Fragrance Oil

Next, you will be adding a very scrumptious fragrance oil into the melted soap. So, you will need to weigh out 45 grams of the Chocolate Covered Strawberries Fragrance Oils. Then, you should take your newly melted soap base. After, you can add the weighed fragrance oil to the soap. Also, add in 45 grams of the Vanilla White Color Stabilizer to the melted soap. This will prevent some of the discoloration that could be caused by the fragrance oil. Since the fragrance has a 6% vanillin content, it would be likely to create a dark brown color in the soap if left on its own. This is why we need to add in the vanilla white stabilizer, as it prevents discoloration and allows us to color the soap as we see fit. After you have added the soap scent and Vanilla White, you can stir these ingredients into the soap to incorporate everything into the mixture.

Swirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe Separating the Scented Soap BaseSwirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe Separating the Scented Soap Base

Then, you need to separate the melted soap base. You will incorporate one of the three soap colorants you prepared earlier to each of the three containers. So, take each of the three containers of color and set them up nearby. Then, to the first mixing bowl, weigh about 301 grams of the melted soap base. Next, add your pink clay soap colorant. Next, in the second bowl, add 301 grams of the melted soap base.  Again, add your colorant, this time the cocoa powder colorant. Finally, you should have about 301 grams of soap left in the bowl that you used to originally melt the soap. To this bowl, add the kaolin white clay. Make sure that you mix well to incorporate all the ingredients in each bowl. Afterwards, you will be ready to pour your soap colors into the silicone soap loaf mold!

Swirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe Filling the Soap Mold

Now, it is time to fill your silicone soap mold with your colored soap portions. So, get your silicone loaf soap mold prepared in your work area. Know that you will have enough soap to fill two of the four loaf cavities in the soap mold. Also, you will need to grab two of your proportioned cups of colored soap, which two colors that you use initially is up to you. Then, use both your hands and pour these two different colors into the soap mold simultaneously. Add a bit with these two colors, then switch to the next color. You will pour these at the same time, as well. You will need to repeat this process of alternating these three colors and pouring two at a single time until you use up each of your three soap portions.

Swirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe Adding the Finishing Touches on the SoapSwirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe Adding the Finishing Touches on the Soap

Next, you are ready to add the finishing touches to the soap in your silicone soap loaf mold. So, take your spray bottle of rubbing alcohol and spray the top of your soap loaves. This will make sure that any air bubbles that may be in the soaps are released before the soap sets up completely. As a general rule, you should always spray rubbing alcohol after pouring melt and pour soap. Afterwards, you will need to wait for your soap loaves to completely set up before doing anything else for this craft recipe. If you move the soap before the loaves set up completely, then you could possibly mess up the tops of the soap. This could lead to a wrinkled appearance on top or even accidentally spilling the soaps.

Swirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe Cutting the Finished Soap

After the soap completely sets up, you will be ready to remove your loaves of soap from the mold and slice the soaps into bars! Your soaps should be completely set up at this point, so pop the two soap loaves out of the silicone soap mold. Then, you can get these finished soap loaves ready to cut into individual bars of soap. So, use your mitre box and cutter to cleanly slice your bars into bars of soap that are the perfect size for use. Now, your soaps are finally finished!

Swirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe Share Your Creations and Find More Recipes

Finally, your homemade soap creation is complete! Another great aspect of this recipe is that now the soap is completely ready to use! So, have some good, clean fun and try out your new creation! We at Natures Garden hope that you enjoyed the free melt and pour recipe. We would love to see your creations and stories, so if you’d like you can find us on Facebook or on Instagram @ngscents. Further, you can find more wonderful crafting recipes and ideas on the Free Classes and Recipes page of our website. So, you may find your next great project there! We hope you enjoy the soap and candle recipes and classes and have fun creating your very own products!

One more thing! If you are interested in learning more about the history of chocolate covered strawberries, then you can learn even more about the subject matter by clicking right here! This link will take you to a wonderful website that knows a ton about this delectable treat. Their knowledge includes everything from making these desserts to knowing their complete history!

Sep
22

20 Ways to Use Olive Oil


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20 Ways to Use Olive Oil 20 Ways to Use Olive Oil

Pomace grade olive oil is a rich, thick, and green grade of olive oil that is extracted from the fruit and pits of the olives. Olive Oil is one of the most popular oils for soap makers to use.  Olive oil creates white bars of soap that are very moisturizing, hard in comparison to other bars, and are exceptionally mild.  However, olive oils also works quite well in other cosmetic recipes. This oil will soften, smooth, and nourish your dry or damaged skin. So, adding this oil to your homemade body lotions, bubble bars, or scrubs would add in this extra moisturizing power. Further, this oil is less likely to clog your pores and is able to sink deep down into the skin. So, your product will not just sit on the top layer of the skin with a greasy film. Instead, this oil will nourish the skin all the way down and promote healthy growth. Below, we will show you 20 ways to use olive oil in your handcrafted bath and body products.

 

20 Ways to Use Olive Oil Beard Balm Recipe20 Ways to Use Olive Oil Beard Balm Recipe

First, Natures Garden has a great beard balm recipe to add to your men’s bath and body product line. Scented with Natures Garden 100% pure Cedarwood Essential Oil. This recipe was created specifically for a man’s beard in mind.  This homemade beard care recipe will leave the beard feeling healthy and nourished.

 

20 Ways to Use Olive Oil Pink Lemonade Scrub Recipe20 Ways to Use Olive Oil Pink Lemonade Scrub Recipe

A vibrant colored sugar scrub from Natures Garden will make a perfect fit for your homemade bath and body product line! Pink Lemonade Scrub Recipe will give off an aroma of  Raspberry Lemonade Fragrance Oil. Raspberry Lemonade Fragrance Oil has notes of ice cold lemonade, sweet and juicy raspberries; with a unique twist of white musk and natural lavender. A wonderful layered scrub recipe that will help exfoliate your skin and leave it feeling refreshed!

 

 

20 Ways to Use Olive Oil Wine Sugar Scrub Recipe20 Ways to Use Olive Oil Wine Sugar Scrub Recipe

Next, another great sugar scrub recipe from Natures Garden! This body scrub is perfect for a girl’s night in! This recipe uses real red wine. Because wine is made from grapes, wine adds an extra aspect of antioxidants and rich nutrients to your product. We have also included both olive oil and grapeseed oil, along with a few other skin loving oils and butters. This homemade wine scrub will leave your skin feeling soft and smooth.

 

 

20 Ways to Use Olive Oil Solid Sugar Scrub Recipe20 Ways to Use Olive Oil Solid Sugar Scrub Recipe

Sometimes the best diy recipes are the ones with minimal ingredients and only a few steps to follow. Natures Garden has a sugar scrub that will make about 30 solid sugar scrubs in a short amount of time! Also, you can make all 30 sugar scrubs with only four ingredients such as olive oil, goat’s milk melt and pour soap, FUN soap colorants, and scented with Sweetheart Roses Fragrance Oil. These adorable heart shaped solid scrubs are perfect for both exfoliating and cleaning.

 

20 Ways to Use Olive Oil Creamy Cocoa Craziness Cold Process Soap Recipe20 Ways to Use Olive Oil Creamy Cocoa Craziness Cold Process Soap Recipe

Next, Natures Garden has a homemade cold process soap recipe that will make about four pounds of CP soap. Natures Garden scented this creamy cold process soap with Creamy Coconut Fragrance Oil.

 

 20 Ways to Use Olive Oil Carrot Cold Process Soap20 Ways to Use Olive Oil Carrot Cold Process Soap

Next, this cold process soap recipe uses carrot baby food to add to your homemade CP soap. This CP soap recipe is scented with Natures Garden’s Frosted Pumpkin Type Fragrance Oil. This recipe will make about a three pound batch. And will leave your skin feeling super soft and looking healthy. With ingredients like shea butter and cocoa butter, you will love this homemade cp soap recipe!

 

 

20 Ways to Use Olive Oil Sinus Relief Bath Bomb Recipe20 Ways to Use Olive Oil Sinus Relief Bath Bomb

Every once in awhile it is nice to have a diy recipe for homemade sinus relief that works great! Natures Garden has a homemade sinus relief bath bomb recipe that has spearmint leaf, peppermint powder, and Sinus Relief Fragrance Oil. This is a perfect combination to help break up everything in your sinuses! This recipe will make about five large bath bombs. These naturally colored bath fizzies will be perfect for the stuffy winter months.

 

20 Ways to Use Olive Oil Fruity Rings Emulsified Sugar Scrub Recipe20 Ways to Use Olive Oil Fruity Rings Emulsified Sugar Scrub Recipe

This is one of Natures Garden most colorful emulsified sugar scrubs. Also, it’s fun to make and fun to use! Fruity rings emulsified sugar scrub recipe will show you how to make a layered body scrub. Of course, everyone loves a nice and strong aroma in their bath and body products. So Natures Garden used Fruity Rings Fragrance Oil! It will leave your skin smelling like the famous cereal!

 

 

20 Ways to Use Olive Oil Peppermint Cold Process Foot Soap Recipe20 Ways to Use Olive Oil Peppermint Cold Process Foot Soap Recipe 

Taking care of your feet is very important! Thankfully Natures Garden has an amazing CP foot soap recipe. This foot soap is scented with a combination of Tea Tree Essential Oil and Peppermint Essential Oil that will leave your feet feeling soothed and refreshed! This cold process foot soap recipe can be colored to any color you want!

 

20 Ways to Use Olive Oil Awapuhi Seaberry Cold Process Soap Recipe20 Ways to Use Olive Oil Awapuhi Seaberry Cold Process Soap Recipe

Next, another cold process soap recipe from Natures Garden! This cold process soap recipe is scented with Awapuhi Seaberry Fragrance Oil, which if you haven’t used it, I consider this one a must have scent.  It smells amazing!  This recipe will also show you how to do an in the pot swirl when making cold process soap.

 

20 Ways to Use Olive oil Beer Cold Process Soap Recipe20 Ways to Use  Olive Oil Beer Cold Process Soap Recipe 

Wonderful cold process soap recipe from Natures Garden! Learn how to use real beer in cold process soap. With the addition of Stud Fragrance Oil, also from Natures Garden, this recipe is a real crowd pleaser.  With the added beer and unique aroma, everyone will want to try this one of a kind CP soap!

 

20 Ways to Use Olive Oil Black Cherry Bath Bomb Recipe20 Ways to Use Olive Oil Black Cherry Bath Bomb Recipe

Using Black Cherry Bomb Fragrance Oil in this homemade bath bomb recipe will give off a super strong aroma! Black Cherry Bath Bomb Recipe, of course, has the added olive oil that will leave your skin soft as can be. Also, in this recipe, Natures Garden uses beet root powder which is full of nutrients. A great additive to any homemade bath and body product!

 

 

20 Ways to Use Olive Oil Beard Soap Recipe20 Ways to Use Olive Oil Beard Soap Recipe

Next, this Beard Soap Recipe from Natures Garden is perfect for all you hot process soap makers! Made with many carrier oils and butters to help with a man’s beard. It will also give your skin a super soft feel. Also, Natures Garden scented this homemade hot process soap recipe with Gurjun Balsam Essential Oil. This is a great essential oil for men!

 

 

20 Ways to Use Olive Oil Foaming Hibiscus Scrub Recipe20 Ways to Use Olive Oil Foaming Hibiscus Scrub Recipe

Scented with Hawaiian Sea Mist Fragrance Oil. Foaming Hibiscus Scrub Recipe, naturally colored to perfection by the hibiscus flower powder, has quickly become an NG staff favorite. Not only does it use hibiscus, it also includes Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, also called SCI. Sodium Cocoyl Isethioniate (SCI) is an extremely gentle foaming agent. This SLS alternative is great for foaming scrub recipes. SCI not only foams, but it leaves your skin feeling soft and silky!

 

20 Ways to Use Olive Oil Bastille Cold Process Soap Recipe20 Ways to Use Olive Oil Bastille Cold Process Soap Recipe

Another amazing homemade cold process soap recipe from Natures Garden! Bastille soap recipes are loaded with olive oil!  A bastille soap refers to a soap containing at least 70% olive oil. So, for those obsessed with olive oil, this is a must have recipe. A great men’s soap that is scented with The Fastlane Fragrance Oil. This bastille soap is not only masculine scented but also conditioning and nourishing.

 

 

 

20 Ways to Use Olive Oil Cold Fashioned Lemonade Soap Recipe20 Ways to Use Olive Oil Cold Fashioned Lemonade Soap Recipe

A perfect lemonade cold process soap recipe everyone is sure to love! Scented with Lemon Sugar Fragrance Oil, it will give off a delightful aroma. Cold Fashioned Lemonade Soap Recipe was created by Natures Garden’s Bailey during our Employee Spotlight series a few years back. She designed and created this cp soap using Lemon Sugar Fragrance Oil, which also happens to be one of her favorite scents. She also used melt and pour soap to create ice cubes and straws to give this soap the look of real lemonade.

20 Ways to Use Olive Oil Blueberry Cheesecake Cold Process Soap Recipe20 Ways to Use Olive Oil Blueberry Cheesecake Cold Process Soap Recipe

Next, Natures Garden has a wonderfully scented homemade cold process soap recipe. Blueberry Cheesecake Cold Process Soap Recipe real milk in your cp soap.  In addition, learn how this beautiful cp swirl was created.  Finally, this milk soap is scented with Natures Garden’s Blueberry Cheesecake Fragrance Oil. We colored this homemade CP soap recipe with a variety of our FUN Soap Colorants.

 

20 Ways to Use Olive Oil Chocolate Sugar Scrub Recipe20 Ways to Use Olive Oil Chocolate Sugar Scrub Recipe

For all you chocolate lovers, Natures Garden has a scrumptious Chocolate Sugar Scrub Recipe. If you didn’t know, chocolate is rich in antioxidants that fight free radical skin damage. Also, olive oil and honey soothe and moisturize your skin. This recipe uses our organic cocoa powder for a treat your skin will love! This scrub is the perfect indulgence after a long day, without the calories.

 

 

20 Ways to Use Olive Oil Cleopatra Heavy Cream Cold Process Soap Recipe20 Ways to Use Olive Oil Cleopatra Heavy Cream Cold Process Soap Recipe

Another great cold process soap recipe from Natures Garden! Scented with Queen of the Nile Fragrance Oil. This soap recipe will show you how to use heaving whipped cream in cold process soap. Also, colored with FUN Soap Colorants to give a royal look that matches the aroma of your homemade CP soap!

 

20 Ways to Use Olive Oil Doggy Shampoo Cold Process Soap Recipe20 Ways to Use Olive Oil Doggy Shampoo Cold Process Soap Recipe

Last, Natures Garden has a fun and super cute homemade cold process soap recipe for your four legged friend!  Containing great oils and butters for dogs and great for their skin and coat, even your dog will love this soap! Learn how to use piped soap to create this shaggy dog in this adorable puppy shaped soap. You will make about three Doggy Shampoo Cold Process Soap. Natures Garden scented this recipe with Sage Leaf Fragrance Oil which will leave your dog smelling like the reminiscent of fresh herbal sage leaves!

Olive Oil is a great additive to use in your homemade cold process soap and or homemade hot process soap recipes. Also, Olive Oil can be used in your homemade scrubs and homemade bath bombs. Natures Garden would love to see all your homemade bath and body products you made using olive oil from Natures Garden. We hope all our recipes help you and give you inspiration to create your own homemade recipe! If you do create your own homemade recipe we would love to see what you come up with. Show us your creations by posting pictures on our Facebook page. You can also post pictures on our Instagram or Twitter @ngscents.

Sep
20

Blackberry Cupcake Soap Recipe


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Cupcake Soap RecipeBlackberry Cupcake Soap Recipe

Natures Garden has a fabulous Blackberry Cupcake Soap Recipe. If you are looking to add a new homemade melt and pour soap recipe to your bath and body line, Blackberry Cupcake Soap Recipe will make a great addition! This project uses goat milk melt and pour soap.  In addition, you will learn how to make melt and pour soap frosting with Natures Garden’s whipped soap base. Then, we will top the soap cupcakes with blackberry embeds and drizzle them with light purple mp soap for a fun decorative finishing touch. This soap cupcake will leave your skin smelling amazing and feeling super soft. This is a melt and pour soap recipe that everyone will want! In fact, it looks so real, some might try to eat it!

 

Blackberry Cupcake Soap Recipe Ingredients Available at Natures Garden

Blackberry Cupcake Soap Recipe Other Ingredients and Equipment You’ll Need:

  • Microwave Safe Mixing Bowls
  • Mixing Spoons
  • Microwave
  • Scale
  • Spatula
  • Knife
  • Rubbing Alcohol
  • Wax Paper
  • Cutting Board
  • Hand Mixer
  • Raspberries and Blackberries Candle and Soap Mold (www.flexiblemolds.com)

Blackberry Cupcake Soap Recipe: Cupcake Base Amounts:

200 grams SLS Free Clear Melt and Pour Soap

6 grams Blackberry Jam Fragrance Oil

15 drops Ultramarine Violet FUN Soap Colorant

2 drops Black Oxide FUN Soap Colorant

Blackberry Cupcake Soap Recipe: Whipped soap Topping Amounts:

215 grams Whipped Soap Base

215 grams Goat Milk Melt and Pour Soap Base

21 grams Vegetable Glycerin

14 grams Blackberry Jam Fragrance Oil

Blackberry Cupcake Soap Recipe: Blackberry Embed Amounts:

75 grams SLS Free Clear Melt and Pour Soap

2 grams Blackberry Jam Fragrance Oil

4 drops Ultramarine Violet FUN Soap Colorant

1 drop Black Oxide FUN Soap Colorant

Blackberry Cupcake Soap Recipe: Light Purple Drizzle Amounts:

50 grams Goat’s Milk Melt and Pour Soap

1 gram Blackberry Jam Fragrance Oil

10 Drops of Ultramarine Violet FUN Soap Colorant

Blackberry Cupcake Soap Recipe Preparations Prior to StartingBlackberry Cupcake Soap Recipe Preparations Prior to Starting

Prior to preparing for your Blackberry Cupcake Soap Recipe, really focus on making sure your work space is prepared and ready to begin. Make sure all your equipment is clean and sanitized. Get all of the ingredients and supplies out and in your work station prior to starting as well. We also recommend putting on protective clothing, such as a soap making apron and gloves along with a hair net when making your homemade soap recipe. Finally, fill a spray bottle with rubbing alcohol and place a sprayer on top. Rubbing alcohol not only helps with adhesion between the layers of soap but also to release any air bubbles in the soap before it sets up.

Blackberry Cupcake Soap Recipe Step 1: Creating the EmbedsBlackberry Cupcake Soap Recipe Step 1: Creating the Embeds

First, you are going to create the cute little blackberry embeds that go on top of the Blackberry Cupcake Soap’s frosting. First, you will need a microwave safe small bowl. Now, you will use your scale to weigh out 75 grams of SLS Free Melt and Pour Soap. Cut your clear melt and pour soap into small sections before you begin to melt the base.

 

Blackberry Cupcake Soap Recipe Step 2: Melt in MicrowaveBlackberry Cupcake Soap Recipe Step 2: Melting Your Clear Soap

Once you have weighed out your SLS Free Melt and Pour Soap, you are going to melt it in your microwave. You are going to want to melt the clear mp soap base in 30-second intervals until it is completely fluid. Also, you will want to make sure you stir the SLS Free Melt and Pour Soap while you are melting it. You need to continue to heat the base until it is in a liquid state, be careful not to overheat the soap base.

Blackberry Cupcake Soap Recipe Step 3: Add Fragrance Oil and Soap ColorantBlackberry Cupcake Soap Recipe Step 3: Coloring and Scenting the Blackberry Embeds

Next, remove the SLS Free Melt and Pour Soap from the microwave and add your soap colorants and fragrance oil. You will need to add 2 grams of Natures Garden Blackberry Jam Fragrance Oil along with 1 drop of black oxide FUN Soap Colorant. Also, add 4 drops of the Ultramarine Violet FUN Soap Colorant. Lastly, you are going to want to incorporate the ingredients fully into your melted SLS Free Melt and Pour Soap. Mix slowly until everything you added is blended thoroughly and evenly.

Blackberry Cupcake Soap Recipe Step 4: Pouring the Blackberry Embeds

Finally, pour the SLS Free Melt and Pour Soap into 10 cavities of the raspberries and blackberries mold. We recommend getting this mold from www.flexiblemolds.com. Once you pour the soap, be sure to spray the soap with rubbing alcohol to release any air bubbles in your melted soap base that may have been created while mixing and pouring your melt and pour soap into the mold.  Allow the soap to completely setup before removing the blackberries from the mold.

 

Blackberry Cupcake Soap Recipe Step 5: Preparing BaseBlackberry Cupcake Soap Recipe Step 5: Preparing the Cupcake Bases

Now, you are going to start preparing your cupcake bases. Again, you are going to need the SLS Free Clear Soap Base. At this time you will also need the cupcake mold market mold. Next, in a small microwave-safe bowl, weigh out and melt 200 grams of your SLS Free Melt and Pour Soap Base. Remember to heat up your SLS Fee Melt and Pour Soap in the microwave in 30 second intervals so you do not overheat the clear soap. In addition, you will want to stir your soap base in between each 30 second burst to help it melt evenly.

 

BlackBerry Cupcake Soap Recipe Step 6: Add Fragrance Oil and Soap Colorant Blackberry Cupcake Soap Recipe Step 6: Adding Fragrance Oil and Soap Colorant

Once you melted your 200 grams of SLS Free Melt and Pour Soap base, you are going to add 6 grams of your Blackberry Jam Fragrance Oil and make sure it is mixed completely into your melted soap base. Next, add 15 drops of Natures Garden Ultramarine Violet FUN Soap Colorant to your melted soap base and 2 drops of your Black Oxide FUN Soap Colorant to your melted soap base. Lastly, mix both FUN Soap Colorants completely to incorporate the colors into your melted detergent-free soap base.

 

Blackberry Cupcake Soap Recipe Step 7: Pour in MoldBlackberry Cupcake Soap Recipe Step 7: Pouring Your Cupcake Bases

Now, you are ready to pour your SLS Free Melt and Pour Soap into your the cupcake base cavities of the cupcake mold. You will notice that this mold has four cavities, two cupcake bases and two cupcake tops. You will only need to pour the cupcake bases of the mold, not the cupcake top cavities. So, slowly pour the purple soap to fill the two cavities. Next, you are going to want to spray the purple soap with rubbing alcohol to release any air bubbles that may have formed. Air bubbles can get trapped in the soap as it is setting up, so make sure you spray the homemade soap as soon as you pour it. Finally, you will want to let the soap setup completely before moving on to the next step.

 

 

Blackberry Cupcake Soap Recipe Step 9: Adding liquids to Goat Milk Melt and PourBlackberry Cupcake Soap Recipe Step 8: Preparing the Whipped Soap Base for the Cupcakes

Next, you are going to prepare the whipped topping portion for your Blackberry Cupcake Soap Recipe. First, you are going to want to prepare the whipped soap base. For this you will need a medium size mixing bowl ready. Then, weigh out 215 grams of whipped soap base. Now, to the bowl containing the whipped soap base, add 21 grams of vegetable glycerin. Also, you are going to want to add 14 grams of Blackberry Jam Fragrance. Finally, use your hand mixer to whip the soap to a fluffy frosting like consistency. Then, set the bowl aside, you will come back to it shortly.

 

Blackberry Cupcake Soap Recipe Step 9: Preparing the Goat Milk Melt and Pour

Now, in a separate bowl, we will be weighing out your Goat’s Milk MP Soap.  This soap is going to be mixed with the whipped soap base.  By adding mp soap to the whipped soap base it hardens the whipped soap a bit.  While it will still look like frosting it won’t be super soft. This means it can be easily packaged while still maintaining its cupcake appearance.  So, in a deep bowl, weigh out 215 grams of goat milk melt and pour soap. Once again, you are going to want to melt the goat milk melt and pour soap in the microwave in 30 second intervals. Once the soap base is completely melted, we can move on and put everything together.  You will need to move quickly through the next few steps as the base can setup rather fast.

Blackberry Cupcake Soap Recipe Step 10: Add Melted and Whipped Soap BaseBlackberry Cupcake Soap Recipe Step 10: Putting Everything Together

Next, we will complete the whipped soap frosting. This means it is time to put everything together. You will need to move quickly as the soap frosting does tend to setup quickly. You are going to add your melted goat milk melt and pour soap to your whipped soap base. Again, while using your hand mixer, combine the melt and pour and whipped soap base ingredients until you have a fluffy whipped frosting consistency. Be careful not to over mix.  Over mixing can cause your frosting to setup before you are able to frost the soap cupcakes.

Blackberry Cupcake Soap Recipe Step 11: Scoop and PlaceBlackberry Cupcake Soap Recipe Step 11: Topping Your Cupcakes

Now, quickly scoop some of the soap frosting onto each cupcake base you created earlier. Next, you will need the blackberry embeds you prepared earlier. You are finally ready to use those cute blackberry embeds you made! Place the blackberries on the top of each homemade soap cupcake. Push it slightly into the soap frosting so it stays in place. You should have about 10 blackberries to top both cupcakes. This blackberry soap recipe makes two cupcakes. So, this allows you to add up to 5 blackberries per soap cupcake.

 

 Blackberry Cupcake Soap Recipe Step 12: Finishing TouchesBlackberry Cupcake Soap Recipe Step 12: Finishing Touches

Finally, you are going to prepare the light purple drizzle that you are going to put on top of your homemade blackberry cupcake soap! First, you will want to lay down a piece of wax paper. The wax paper will help keep your area clean and protected while drizzling. Then, remove your cupcakes from the molds and place them on the wax paper. Next, go ahead and melt about 50 grams of goat’s milk melt and pour soap in the microwave. Once that is melted, you can add 1 gram of Natures Garden Blackberry Jam Fragrance Oil. Also, you are going to add 10 drops of FUN soap colorant- Ultramarine Violet. Be sure to mix the two well so you have a consistent color. Once you have created the purple drizzle, use a spoon to drizzle the melted light purple soap over the top of each cupcake. Once you have allowed the drizzle to setup, your soap cupcakes are ready to use!

Blackberry Cupcake Soap Recipe The Final ProductBlackberry Cupcake Soap Recipe The Final Product

Look how cute! You will be sure to love the final outcome of this homemade blackberry cupcake soap. Everyone here at Natures Garden hopes this step by step recipe makes it easy to make! You definitely can’t go wrong adding this homemade cupcake soap recipe to your bath and body product line! It is also a great recipe to make for gifts! Everyone will love the blackberry aroma that comes from this soap.

While we show step by step pictures of this cute cupcake soap recipe, we would love to see how your recipe turned out! We encourage you to post pictures on our Facebook page. Another option is to tag us on our Twitter page or Instagram @ngscents. Do not be shy! We really love seeing all our customers recipes they make. It also gives you a chance to show them off and be proud of what you created from home! Finally, you can show us on our show and tell page on our website. Our Show and Tell page is a wonderful opportunity for our customers to showcase their business. We often have calls and emails from people looking to purchase finished bath and body products. When asked, this page is where we refer them.

Sep
18

Bamboo Hemp Soap Recipe


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Bamboo Hemp Soap RecipeBamboo Hemp Soap Recipe

Check out a melt and pour soap recipe that is decorative and simple to create! There are so many reasons why this handmade soap recipe is a great choice. The first great part of this handmade soap recipe is that it uses Natures Garden’s melt and pour soap base. So, this layered soap is easy to create and you don’t have to deal with lye. Plus, the whole star anise provides a simple way to decorate your lovely soaps. Together you have a perfect method for creating adorable soaps. Furthermore, the soap smells fantastic! This recipe uses our Bamboo Hemp Fragrance, which is a well-balanced blend of bamboo stalks, vetiver, and patchouli, with undertones of hemp seed and oakmoss. The Bamboo Hemp Soap Recipe will also show you how to layer melt and pour soap and add herbal embeds. So, this is wonderful melt and pour soap recipe for homemade soap makers!

Bamboo Hemp Soap Recipe Star Anise and Potential Skin Benefits

Whole star anise is a great cosmetic herb for nourishing your skin. There are many that have found that star anise is great for keeping your skin healthy and glowing, as it is known to soften and nourish your skin. This makes this herb perfect for the addition of melt and pour soap. Plus, this cosmetic herb has been said to be wonderful for reducing wrinkles. Also, some have found that this wonderful herb is great for reducing acne or dry skin related issues. So, this ingredient may be as beneficial to your skin as it is pretty for the top layer of your soap!

Bamboo Hemp Soap Recipe Ingredients Available at Natures Garden

Bamboo Hemp Fragrance Oil
Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap
Hemp Oil Melt and Pour Soap
Star Anise Whole
Small Square Tray Mold
Cutter for Mitre Box
Natures Garden Soap Apron
1 oz. Black Bullet Bottles
Black Fine Mist Sprayer 20/410

Bamboo Hemp Soap Recipe Other Necessary Ingredients and Equipment You Will Need

Two Microwave Safe Mixing Bowls 
Mixing Spoons
Microwave
Scale 
Knife 
Rubbing Alcohol
Cutting Board

Bamboo Hemp Soap Recipe Weights and Amounts of Your Ingredients

400 grams Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap
590 grams Hemp Oil Melt and Pour Soap
29 grams Bamboo Hemp Fragrance Oil
16 Whole Star Anise

Bamboo Hemp Soap Recipe Necessary Preparations Prior to Starting

First of all, you are going to want to clean all of your equipment and your work station. This will make sure that your finished product is clean and free of contaminants. This process isn’t difficult and will absolutely benefit your homemade products. So, sanitize the counter top or the table that you are going to work on. In addition, clean and sanitize all of the equipment you will be using.

Also, you may want to get all of your supplies together and within reach of your work space. This way you will have all the equipment ready to use for creating the melt and pour soap. You will also want to fill your spray bottle with rubbing alcohol so that you can spray the freshly poured melt and pour soap quickly. This will release any air bubble that pop up when pouring your mp soap base.  In addition, rubbing alcohol will help the layers adhere to each other.

Bamboo Hemp Soap Recipe Getting the Whole Star Anise ReadyBamboo Hemp Soap Recipe Getting the Whole Star Anise Ready

First, you are going to get your whole star anise herb ready for later use in the homemade soap recipe. Since you are going to need this cosmetic herb for your clear layer of melt and pour, it will help to have the stars ready. Since it will save you time to get this herb ready, you should pick out your Star Anise before you begin the recipe. So, look through your bag of Whole Star Anise to find some whole pieces of the Star Anise that you would like to use in the soap. Although you can use broken pieces as long as you don’t mind that ascetic in your final bars of soap. Regardless of your preference, you will need to get together 16 individual whole star anise pieces for this melt and pour soap recipe.

Bamboo Hemp Soap Recipe Preparing the Clear Layer of SoapBamboo Hemp Soap Recipe Preparing the Clear Layer of Soap

Next, you are going to get the clear melt and pour soap ready to use for your first layer. So, grab your scale and weigh out 200 grams of your Natures Garden Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap into a microwave safe bowl. After, you will need to use your microwave to melt your clear soap base. Melting your soap base should be done in short bursts. You want to use thirty second busts in the microwave until all of the soap is completely melted. This method of melting your soap will prevent you from accidentally over heating your mp soap base.

Bamboo Hemp Soap Recipe After the Soap has Melted

Now, that your melt and pour soap has finished melting you are going to be ready to pour the soap into your mold. You don’t need to add any color to this layer because you will need to see the Star Anise Whole through the melt and pour soap. Further, we don’t need to add fragrance oil to this layer. But, don’t worry about your soap because the bottom layer will be scented. We just can’t scent this clear layer or the fragrance would add a yellow tint to the layer. This is because the soap doesn’t have a color and the Bamboo Hemp Fragrance Oil has a slight yellow tint. So, this layer of your soap should remain unscented and uncolored.

Bamboo Hemp Soap Recipe Pouring Your First Soap LayerBamboo Hemp Soap Recipe Pouring Your First Soap Layer

After your clear, unscented melt and pour soap has entirely melted, you are ready to pour your melted soap. Be sure to move quickly as you pour your soap as you are going to need to place in the herbs before your soap sets up. So, retrieve the soap mold and the star anise that you have chosen for the top layer of your melt and pour soap. Now, pour your melt and pour soap into your soap mold.

Next, take your whole star anise and place each individual star anise into the center of each cavity in the soap mold. After all of the star anise has been placed, spray the top of your soap layer with the rubbing alcohol. This will release bubbles in the melted soap and help your layers to stick together better. Now, make sure that your layer is completely set up before moving on to the next step.

Bamboo Hemp Soap Recipe After the Clear Soap Layer is Completely Set UpBamboo Hemp Soap Recipe Pouring the Second Clear Soap Layer

Now, you will see that your first clear layer has not completely covered the entire whole star anise. This amount of melt and pour soap was intentional, as it will help with the placement of the star anise. Next, we will be pouring the second half of the clear layer to completely cover the star anise whole. The thought process behind this method of embedding the herb was that this will help to hold the herb in place. So, this means that your stars will be less likely to be crooked or start to float. So, your star anise will be better at staying where you put it, in the center and top of your bars of soap.

Bamboo Hemp Soap Recipe Pouring the Second Clear LayerBamboo Hemp Soap Recipe Pouring the Second Clear Layer

Next, you are going to pour the second half of the clear melt and pour soap layer. So, melt another portion of 200 grams of clear melt and pour soap. You are going to want to melt this batch the same way that you did before to prevent burning the soap. So, use your microwave in 30 second increments. Before you pour this portion of clear melt and pour soap make sure to spray the previous layer with rubbing alcohol. After, pour the second clear layer onto your previously set up soap layer. Then, spray the top of the melt and pour soap layer with the rubbing alcohol.  Allow the final clear layer to completely setup before moving to the next step.

Bamboo Hemp Soap Recipe Preparing the Second Layer of Your SoapBamboo Hemp Soap Recipe Preparing the White Layer of Your Soap

Next, you are going to be preparing the white layer of your melt and pour soap bars. So, grab your scale and weigh out 590 grams of the Natures Garden’s Hemp Oil Melt and Pour Soap Base. Next, you will need to melt your soap base with a microwave. Again, we recommend that you use 30 second increments until the soap is entirely liquid. After your soap is entirely melted you are ready to add the fragrance oil. So, weigh out 29 grams of Natures Garden’s Bamboo Hemp Fragrance Oil. Then, you are going to add this refreshing fragrance oil to your melted soap base. Stir in the fragrance evenly to make sure that all of the scent has been incorporated. After, you are ready to move on to the next step.

Bamboo Hemp Soap Recipe Pouring the White Layer of Your SoapBamboo Hemp Soap Recipe Pouring the White Layer of Your Soap

Now, you are ready to pour your white layer of Hemp Oil Melt and Pour Soap Base into your soap mold. This white melt and pour soap will be the bottom layer for your finished soap bars. After this final layer is poured, you will want to spray the top with some of the rubbing alcohol. This will help to remove the air bubbles that may be trapped under the surface of this soap layer. Once you spray the soap, wait for this layer to entirely set up. After this white soap layer is entirely hardened, you will be ready for the next step in this process.

Bamboo Hemp Soap Recipe Slice Your Finished SoapBamboo Hemp Soap Recipe Slice Your Finished Soap

Next, you are going to want to slice your finished slab of soap into individual bars. First, remove the melt and pour soap from your mold. Place the mold on the table or counter top, flip it over, and gently press to release the bamboo hemp soap from the mold. Then, turn the soap over so you can see the top clear layer. You will notice, the mold that you have used will provide you with a single slab of soap, but there are indented portions that are designed for easy cutting. Before you cut, you are going to want to set your slab of layered soap onto the cutting board. Now, you can cut your soap using a knife, or the soap cutter typically used with a mitre box for soap making. So, use your chosen cutting implement to slice along the lower sections of the melt and pour soap slab. Once you cut along each line you will end up with 16 individual soap bars that each soap embedded with a whole star anise. Now, you have completed your melt and pour soaps and are ready to use your finished soap!

Bamboo Hemp Soap Recipe Share Your CreationsBamboo Hemp Soap Recipe Share Your Creations

Finally, your melt and pour soap creation is ready for you to use. We hope that you enjoy your finished products! This finished soap is great for use as lovely decoration or a wonderful skin loving soap recipe. If you would love to share your experience, we would love to see your finished products! If you would like to share pictures, share stories of your experience, or even ask some questions, then you can find us on our Instagram and Twitter @ngscents or you can follow us on our Facebook page! Also, you can easily find our Facebook page by clicking here. We would love to hear from you and see your handmade candle, soap, and cosmetic creations!

 

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Sep
12

25 Ways to Use Sweet Almond Oil


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30 Ways to Use Sweet Almond Oil25 Ways to Use Sweet Almond Oil

The following list from Natures Garden will explain 25 ways to use sweet almond oil. Sweet almond oil is non-greasy, nice and light, and helps moisturize and nourish your skin. Since it is a light oil, it absorbs easily into the skin. Sweet almond oil is often used in a variety of homemade bath and body products such as, lip gloss recipes, massage oil recipes, sugar scrub recipes, lotion recipes, salt scrub recipes, and homemade soap recipes.

 

 

 25 Ways to Use Sweet Almond Oil Almond Body Cream Recipe25 Ways to Use Sweet Almond Oil Almond Body Cream Recipe

First, we have a wonderful recipe from Natures Garden. Almond Body Cream Recipe shows you how to make a light and fluffy body cream. In addition to almond fragrance oil, this handmade lotion recipe includes sweet almond oil and macadamia nut oil. Both of these oils will absorb easily into your skin, leaving it moisturized without feeling greasy. Finally, we use Natures Garden’s silky emulsifying wax to give the lotion a fabulous glide. It will make a great addition to your bath and body product line!

 

25 Ways to Use Sweet Almond Oil Beard Balm Recipe25 Ways to Use Sweet Almond Oil Beard Balm Recipe

Next, we have an awesome recipe to add to your men’s collection. Our Beard Balm Recipe was formulated specifically with a man’s beard in mind. Each ingredient in the balm recipe was added for its skin and hair benefits. Some of these ingredients include, shea butter, lanolin, olive oil, sesame oil.  For more information about each ingredient used, check out our beard balm article. You can’t go wrong trying this recipe. Everyone will love it!

 

25 Ways to Use Sweet Almond Oil Solid Pink Salt Scrub Recipe25 Ways to Use Sweet Almond Oil Solid Pink Salt Scrub Recipe

Now, Natures Garden has a fabulous Solid Pink Salt Scrub Recipe that provides exfoliation to your skin. The recipe will make conveniently packaged salt scrubs.  In addition it includes both coarse and fine pink salt to help exfoliate your skin. So, whether you need a lighter exfoliation or something with a little more scrubbing power, this recipe has just what you need! Natures Garden scented this salt scrub recipe with NG Sun and Sand Type Fragrance Oil. Use this scrub to soothe your stress away. This is definitely a must have scrub recipe to add to any bath and body product line!

 

25 Ways to Use Sweet Almond Oil Beard Soap Recipe25 Ways to Use Sweet Almond Oil Beard Soap Recipe

Next, another recipe for men! Beard Soap Recipe from Natures Garden is a wonderful hot process soap recipe. Beard Soap Recipe contains many butters and oils that are great for beards including; coconut oil, jojoba oil, sweet almond oil, olive oil, castor oil, lanolin oil USP liquid, sesame seed oil, cocoa butter, shea butter, and scented with balsam essential oil. This soap was formulated specifically with a men’s beard in mind. This is sure to be a hit for any men’s line!

 

25 Ways to Use Sweet Almond Oil Foaming Hibiscus Sugar Recipe25 Ways to Use Sweet Almond Oil Foaming Hibiscus Scrub Recipe

Next, Foaming Hibiscus Scrub Recipe gives off an amazing aroma! There are many different ingredients in this wonderful recipe. Natures Garden is scented with Hawaiian Sea Mist Fragrance Oil, an extremely popular fresh scent. Finally, this body scrub uses hibiscus powder. Hibuscus Powder also contains oligopeptides that have been shown to have wrinkle-smoothing properties. Finally, we added sodium cocoyl isethionate to allow this scrub to foam.

 

 

25 Ways to Use Sweet Almond Oil Peeps Cold Process Soap Recipe25 Ways to Use Sweet Almond Oil Peeps Cold Process Soap Recipe

Look how cute this soap is! This soap used an in the pot swirl and the scent of Yummy Gummy Fragrance Oil. This cold process soap will leave your skin smelling delightful. In addition, we used the Peeps Bunny Mold to create soap bunnies using melt and pour soap base. This soap recipe is perfect for Easter. Finally, we used a variety of Natures Garden’s FUN Soap Colorants to give this CP soap recipe a fun and vibrant color!

 

25 Ways to Use Sweet Almond Oil Wine Sugar Scrub Recipe25 Ways to Use Sweet Almond Oil Wine Sugar Scrub Recipe

Next, Natures Garden has a sugar scrub recipe that uses real wine! This bath and body recipe will make approximately nine 4 oz jars. A body scrub recipe that will smell yummy enough to eat. But of course we don’t recommend it! A great recipe for year round customers. Or for a special time of year such as Christmas and Valentines day. On top of having real red wine as an ingredients, this homemade bath and body product recipe is scented with Christmas Cabernet Fragrance Oil. A truly delicious aroma for a sugar scrub!

 

25 Ways to Use Sweet Almond Oil Mango Sorbet Bubble Bar Recipe25 Ways to Use Sweet Almond Oil Mango Sorbet Bubble Bar Recipe

Now we have a bubble bar recipe that smells so good! Natures Garden Mango Sorbet Bubble Bar Recipe will make about fifteen bubble bar scoops. That neat ingredient in this wonderful homemade bubble bar recipe is SCI or Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate. SCI acts as a foaming and cleansing agent when used in your homemade bath and body products. The best part is its safe for all skins types, even sensitive skin! If the name hasn’t given it away, we used Natures Garden Mango Sorbet Fragrance Oil. Also, to get this awesome color as shown, use Natures Garden FUN soap jailhouse red, yelp yellow, and yellow oxide.

 

25 Ways to Use Sweet Almond Oil Brown Sugar Lip Scrub Recipe25 Ways to Use Sweet Almond Oil Brown Sugar Lip Scrub Recipe

Now for all you lip balm makers, Natures Garden has a fabulous lip scrub recipe! First off, Brown Sugar Lip Scrub Recipe is an awesome and easy way to exfoliate and moisturize your lips! Brown sugar is the perfect exfoliant for your lips! When incorporated into a lip scrub recipe, brown sugar will provide a gentle exfoliation while the added sweet almond oil moisturizes for soft kissable lips.

 

25 Ways to Use Sweet Almond Oil Blueberry Bath Bomb Recipe25 Ways to Use Sweet Almond Oil Blueberry Bath Bomb Recipe

Who doesn’t love bath bombs? Well, we happen to especially love this homemade bath fizzy recipe from Natures Garden. I bet you’re wondering what makes this recipe so special, right? This particular bath bomb recipe incorporates a super fruit!  So, not only does this bath bomb use Natures Garden’s Blueberry Fragrance Oil, it also uses Camu Camu Fruit Powder. While Natures Garden sell camu camu for cosmetic use only, not for consumption, this super food contains many vitamins, antioxidants, iron, and calcium. So, treat your skin to this blueberry scented bath bomb.

 

25 Ways to Use Sweet Almond Oil Patchouli Infused Hair Conditioner Recipe 25 Ways to Use Sweet Almond Oil Patchouli Infused Hair Conditioner Recipe

Next, we have a homemade essential oil hair conditioner recipe. The patchouli conditioner not only leaves you have feeling amazing, but also smelling great too. Other than Patchouli Essential Oil, the recipe also uses Lavandin Grosso Pure Essential Oil. In addition, this recipe shows you how to infuse patchouli in your oils. You will fall in love with the aroma that is released when using this homemade infused hair conditioner.

 

25 Ways to Use Sweet Almond Oil Sour Watermelon Sugar Scrub Cubes Recipe25 Ways to Use Sweet Almond Oil Sour Watermelon Sugar Scrub Cubes Recipe

Yet another awesome sugar scrub recipe from Natures Garden! With a wonderful aroma that smells just like watermelon candy. This recipe uses poppy seeds to give the scrub a true to life watermelon look. In addition, we used the clamshell container to help you easily package your products. Finally, this handmade scrub uses both sugar and poppy seeds to exfoliate and sweet almond oil to moisturize your skin.

 

25 Ways to Use Sweet Almond Oil St. Patty's Day Cold Process Soap Recipe25 Ways to Use Sweet Almond Oil St. Pattys Day Cold Process Soap

A perfect homemade cold process soap recipe for St. Patty’s Day! This cp soap is scented with Nature’s Garden English Ivy Fragrance Oil. This soap uses both an in the pot swirl and a mica swirl to create a soap the is perfect for Saint Patricks Day.

 

 

25 Ways to Use Sweet Almond Oil Himalayan Pink Salt Scrub Recipe25 Ways to Use Sweet Almond Oil Himalayan Pink Salt Scrub Recipe

Next, Natures Garden has a salt scrub recipe using pink salt.  This scrub recipe is easy to create, taking minutes to make, and smells sweet and wonderful. We scented the Himalayan Pink Salt Scrub with Pink Sugar Fragrance Oil. Finally, we add ribbon for a cute added touch.

 

 

25 Ways to Use Sweet Almond Oil Emulsified Sugar Scrub Recipe25 Ways to Use Sweet Almond Oil Emulsified Sugar Scrub Recipe

In addition to this wonderful list of 25 ways to use sweet almond oil, here is an awesome emulsified sugar scrub recipe. Scented with a great bakery scent from Natures Garden, Sugar Cookie Brulee Fragrance Oil will give off a delicious aroma every time you open your jar. For those that don’t like a super oily sugar scrub, you should definitely check out this homemade body scrub recipe from Natures Garden.

 

 

 25 Ways to Use Sweet Almond Oil Hot Process Soap Recipe25 Ways to Use Sweet Almond Oil Hot Process Soap Recipe

And now we have a hot process soap recipe from Natures Garden! This hp soap recipe use sweet almond oil, of course, but is also scented with NG Baby Powder Fabuloso Fragrance Oil. If you are not familiar with hp soap making, some feel hot process soap is a bit simpler to make than cold process soap. The main difference in the two, hot process soap is made in a crock pot.  Cold process soap is made without the addition of heat, it is made in a bowl and allowed to cure for weeks before using it. When making hp soap, in most cases, you do not need to let the soap cure because the heat from your crock pot speeds up saponification.

 

25 Ways to Use Sweet Almond Oil Emulsified Beet Sugar Scrub Recipe25 Ways to Use Sweet Almond Oil Emulsified Beet Sugar Scrub Recipe

Are you looking for a natural colorant sugar scrub? Emulsified Beet Sugar Scrub Recipe uses beet root power as a colorant to give you this beautiful pink red color. To match the color of the emulsified beet sugar scrub recipe, Natures Garden used Fresh Raspberry Fragrance Oil to scent this lovely sugar scrub. Everyone loves sugar scrubs, so you definitely can’t go wrong with adding this homemade bath and body product to your line.

 

25 Ways to Use Sweet Almond Oil Seaside Spa Scrub Recipe25 Ways to Use Sweet Almond Oil Seaside Spa Scrub Recipe

Next, another scrub recipe from Natures Garden! Seaside Spa Scrub Recipe has many wonderful ingredients including; kelp powder, dead sea salt high minerals fine ground, lemon peel powder, orange peel powder, spirulina powder, sweet almond oil, vitamin E oil, and scented with seaside fragrance oil. The scrub recipe will give you a spa like experience right in the comfort of your own home.

 

25 Ways to Use Sweet Almond Oil Awapuhi Seaberry Cold Process Soap Recipe25 Ways to Use Sweet Almond Oil Awapuhi Seaberry Cold Process Soap Recipe

Next, is a well rounded cold process soap recipe. The Awapuhi Seaberry Fragrance Oil that is used with this CP soap recipe will leave your skin smelling wonderful. Tropical flowers and ozonic marine notes collide to give you this fresh fragrance that is sure to please.

 

 25 Ways to Use Sweet Almond Oil Brown Sugar Scrub Recipe25 Ways to Use Sweet Almond Oil Brown Sugar Scrub Recipe

Now, another fabulous sugar scrub recipe from Natures Garden! This time a brown sugar scrub recipe. This homemade body recipe from Natures Garden will leave your skin feeling soft and will help gently exfoliate your skin. Since brown sugar is a softer sugar, this is perfect for someone that isn’t in need of a lot of exfoliation. Finally, it is scented with NG Brown Sugar and Fig Fragrance Oil leaving a wonderful aroma on your skin.

 

25 Ways to Use Sweet Almond Oil Blackberry Sage Soap Recipe25 Ways to Use Sweet Almond Oil Blackberry Sage Soap Recipe

Our next sweet almond recipe is another great homemade cold process soap recipe. Natures Garden Blackberry Sage Soap Recipe uses an in the pot swirl. With a delightful aroma of Blackberry Sage Fragrance Oil, you will fall in love with this homemade cp soap recipe! We added a blackberry embed on top to finish the soap.

 

 

25 Ways to Use Sweet Almond Oil Orange Dreamsickle Bath Bomb Recipe25 Ways to Use Sweet Almond Oil Orange Dreamsickle Bath Bomb Recipe

Next, is an awesome bath bomb recipe that is made with both vanilla powder and orange peel powder. On addition, we scented the bath bombs with Dreamsickle Fragrance Oil. Not only does this fizzy smell amazing, but sweet almond oil was added to nourish your skin.

 

 

 

25 Ways to Use Sweet Almond Oil Fruity Rings Emulsified Sugar Scrub Recipe25 Ways to Use Sweet Almond Oil Fruity Rings Emulsified Sugar Scrub Recipe

Look how colorful this homemade recipe is! This homemade recipe will be sure to catch everyone’s eye! Also, the minute they open this colorful sugar scrub they will be greeted with a strong aroma of Fruity Rings Fragrance Oil that smells just like a popular cereal. This layered body scrub shows off six different layers created with Natures Garden’s FUN Soap Colorants used to make super the colorful Fruity Rings Emulsified Sugar Scrub Recipe.

 

25 Ways to Use Sweet Almond Recipe Foaming Bath Salts Recipe
25 Ways to Use Sweet Almond Oil Foaming Bath Salts Recipe

For all you bath lovers, Natures Garden has a foaming bath salts recipe that cleanses your skin and adds lots of moisture! In addition to the sweet almond oil, this recipe uses our French Lavender Fragrance Oil to help you relax and soak your stresses away.

 

 

 25 Ways to Use Sweet Almond Oil Skin Softening Bath Bomb Recipe25 Ways to Use Sweet Almond Oil Skin Softening Bath Bomb Recipe

Last, Natures Garden has a homemade bath bomb recipe made to help soften your skin with the addition of bentonite clay powder. It is a must have recipe. scented with Bergamot and Tarragon Leaves Fragrance Oil.

Sep
11

Olive Oil Benefits


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Olive Oil Benefits

We at Natures Garden know the importance of understanding your ingredients. Any great business owner or at home crafter should know the properties of their supplies to create amazing products with purpose. Whether you are attempting to soothe your dandruff, clear your pores, or moisturizing your dry skin, you need to be able to choose the ingredients that will help you in your given situations. So, we would like to share with you some great olive oil benefits for all kinds of products and situations. This will give you a better idea of how this oil can work for you and your products. Thus, you will be able to find the perfect blend of ingredients to create something perfect for your situation. So, get informed and start crafting!

Olive Oil Benefits For Your ProductsOlive Oil Benefits For Your Products

Since you are going to want your products to serve a purpose and be the best it possibly can, you will want to understand what your ingredients actually do. While olive oil will provide your products with some amazing properties, not everyone may want these properties for their products. This is simply because each product is made for a different purpose. But, there are quite a few people that can really benefit from products that contain this cosmetic oil. So, check out the properties that olive oil can provide your soap with to see if this is the oil for you!

Olive Oil Benefits in Homemade SoapOlive Oil Benefits in Homemade Soap

First, you can use this cosmetic oil to perfectly craft your homemade soap. Just like any other soaping oil, olive oil has some specific properties that it can provide to your homemade soap!  One type of soap that you can create with this oil is called Castille Soap, which is a bar that only includes olive oil. This bar of soap is occasionally referred to as Baby Soap, as this oil provides a very conditioning and sensitive bar of soap. This bar would be very soft since this soaping oil is full of fatty acids that are great for your skin. Another type of soap that you can create with this oil is called Marseille Soap, which includes 72% or more of Olive Oil in the overall recipe. While these two methods for creating soap recipes that are great for moisturizing, these bars may be considered to be a bit more slippery than a typical bar. So, many soap makers will create soap recipes that use other oils along with olive oil. This way you can have a bar that is conditioning with other qualities that are important to you for soap!

Olive Oil Benefits for Making LotionOlive Oil Benefits for Making Lotion

Also, olive oil is great for nourishing dry skin! This cosmetic oil contains essential nutrients, like Vitamin E, that the skin needs to be healthy. This oil will soften, smooth, and nourish your dry or damaged skin. So, adding this oil to your homemade body lotion would add in this extra moisturizing power. Further, this oil is less likely to clog your pores and is able to sink deep down into the skin. So, your lotion will not just sit on the top layer of the skin with a greasy film. Instead, this oil will nourish the skin all the way down and promote healthy growth. Plus, your lotion would be perfect for more skin types, as your lotion recipe would be more compatible with more sensitive skin type.

Olive Oil Benefits in Homemade ConditionerOlive Oil Benefits in Homemade Conditioner

Also, olive oil is a great cosmetic ingredient for adding to your homemade conditioner recipes. This amazing oil is perfect for moisturized, softened, and healthier hair growth! This oil is especially wonderful for helping soothe brittle or thin hair types, as this oil has been known to strengthen your luscious locks. All you have to do is to add a bit of this cosmetic oil to your homemade conditioner recipe and you will have gorgeous locks in no time at all! The combination of this deeply moisturizing oil with your other typical hair oils is a perfect blend for a more moisturizing conditioner. So, this cosmetic oil is perfect for growing hair that is thick, healthy, and luscious.

Olive Oil Benefits for Lip Care ProductsOlive Oil Benefits for Lip Care Products

The best types of lip balm both moisturize your lips and protect them! So, you will definitely want to add in some olive oil to your own homemade lip balm recipes! This oil is especially wonderful for helping to soothe chapped, dry lips. While this oil alone won’t last quite as long as other oils may, it is a perfect ingredient to pair with a long lasting oil. This oil has amazing moisturizing power that will care for your lips even in the worst, coldest weather. This combined with a few other oils that are just as wonderful will create quite an amazing lip balm recipe!

Olive Oil Benefits For Homemade Shaving Cream

Another great bath and body product that you can create with this amazing oil is some diy shaving cream. Since olive oil is a moisturizing, thick, luscious oil, it is the perfect choice for protecting your skin as you shave. So, using this oil in either a recipe for shaving cream or shaving soap would be a great idea. Furthermore, a recipe for shaving that includes this cosmetic oil will moisturize and care for your skin. So, you have the benefits of lotion and you won’t have nicks from your razor. It is a win all around!

Olive Oil Benefits For Your BodyOlive Oil Benefits For Your Body

Of course, any great product needs to benefit your body in some way. Luckily, this is one of the reasons why olive oil makes such a great ingredient for your homemade bath and body products. Whether you are making lotion, soap, conditioner, or anything else for your body, this cosmetic oil is sure to have you covered. With its conditioning, softening, and healing properties, olive oil cares for your skin the way it deserves! Obviously, this means that you will be pampered with full moisturizing power and loving care of a sensitive cosmetic ingredient. So, check out the benefits that olive oil has for your body below.

Olive Oil Benefits DandruffOlive Oil Benefits Dandruff

Dandruff is truly a pain to deal with and can be hard to control. While some find dandruff to be gross, this is just what naturally happens when your skin gets too dry. Just like the rest of your skin, your scalp needs to be moisturized and cared for. However, it can be easy to forget this because we expect our natural oils to keep up. But, these oils could be getting stripped due to your shampoo. So, you may need something to rejuvenate your scalp and balance your healthy oils. One way you can moisturize this skin and eliminate your dandruff is to try out some olive oil in your hair care regimen. Just know that it can take a few washes to remove the extra oil from your hair. But, it is absolutely worth it to moisturize your scalp and hair for only a few extra washes!

Olive Oil Benefits Promotes Healthy SkinOlive Oil Benefits Promotes Healthy Skin

Since olive oil contains a variety of nutrients that are perfect for the skin care, it is great for making your skin look vibrant and healthy! So, this is a perfect ingredient for your skin. Not only will this cosmetic oil help you obtain the glowing skin you always knew you had, but this oil is said to soothe and protect against many skin conditions. The nutrients in olive oil are said to help improve issues with acne, or inflammation. Some have even found this oil to protect your skin against psoriasis. However, we can’t guarantee that olive oil can prevent these serious conditions. So, olive oil may be a cosmetic wonder that is perfect for achieving flawless skin.

Olive Oil Benefits for Wrinkles and Sagging SkinOlive Oil Benefits for Wrinkles and Sagging Skin

Repeated use of this cosmetic oil may actually be able to help reduce certain signs of aging! First of all, the moisturizing strength of this oil rejuvenates your skin cells.  Not only does this luxurious cosmetic oil moisturize your skin, but this lovely ingredient contains various vitamins and nutrients that are perfect for beautiful skin. These nutrients include vitamins A and E as well as nutrients that have been known to have anti aging properties. These lovely nutrients can actually help to smooth and lessen any existing wrinkles that you may have! So, this cosmetic oil would be perfect for creating a natural face cream.

Olive Oil Benefits Removing Make Up

Further, olive oil is great for removing all of your stubborn make up. First of all, this wonderful oil is perfect for removing make up from your eyes and is even good enough to remove waterproof mascara. While this product isn’t too harsh for your skin, it is able to dissolve and remove makeup very well!  Also, this cosmetic oil is sensitive enough to use around your eyes. Not only will olive oil function as a perfect makeup remover, but this oil will moisturize your skin, too. This means that you can have healthier, younger looking skin just by removing your makeup at night. So, its something you are already doing, making this cosmetic oil is perfect way to shorten your beauty routine!

Olive Oil Benefits Soft ExfoliationOlive Oil Benefits Soft Exfoliation

Another great way to use olive oil is as a light, natural exfoliating agent. Since this oil isn’t harsh on skin, it would be a perfect way to rejuvenate your face! This oil will lightly remove all the dead, dry skin and reveal the healthy skin below. Thus, this cosmetic oil will leave you with a refreshed face that has all its dry skin removed.

 

Olive Oil Benefits Beard CareOlive Oil Benefits Beard Care

Not only is this cosmetic oil great for your head hair, but olive oil is perfect for taking care of a beard! First of all, this wonderful oil will add a healthy shine to your beard hair. This is specifically great for scruffy or dry beards but can add to the glory of even the healthiest beards. Additionally, this oil is very moisturizing and can sink down into the skin beneath your beard hair! So, olive oil will provide you with a healthy base of properly cared for skin. Not only will this reduce any potential for dandruff, but this will help you grow a healthier beard. In fact, we included this oil in both our Beard Balm Recipe and Beard Soap Recipe. So, you know that we believe that this oil is a worth while ingredient for your beard care creations.

Olive Oil Benefits Delicious Foods with Olive OilOlive Oil Benefits Delicious Foods with Olive Oil

Not only is this oil great for your skin and hair, but the inside of your body can benefit from Olive Oil, as well! This oil contains healthy fats, antioxidants, and even anti inflammatory nutrients. So, eating Olive Oil may be a great way to help you stay healthy. If you are interested, then check out California Olive Ranch’s Olive Oil Recipes. They have all kinds of ideas for incorporating this lovely oil into your diet that vary in everything from appetizers to desserts. Also, they have a few unique ideas for beverages. So, check it out and find something delicious!

Natures Garden sells our cosmetic oils for external use only. We do not sell them as food items. The information we provide is for educational purposes only. This information is not intended to diagnose, cure, treat, or prevent any disease. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Natures Garden accepts no responsibility (written or implied) for any products you make with our cosmetic oils. All testing is the responsibility of the customer.

Sep
08

Best Winter Fragrance Oils


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Best Winter Fragrance OilsBest Winter Fragrance Oils

The best Winter fragrance oils from Natures Garden will give off a wonderful aroma for the holiday season in all your homemade candles and handcrafted bath and body products. Whether you are looking for a cinnamon fragrance or a wonderful bakery scent you are sure to find that aroma that sends you products over the top. Do not forget about the smooth vanillas or the unique Christmas Tree Fragrance Oil, both perfect for your homemade candles and wax melts. No matter what you create, you are going to find the fragrance oil that is just right for you and your products! Also, check out Natures Garden recipes that we made using some of these Natures Garden winter fragrance oils!

 

 

Best Winter Fragrance Oils Bayberry Fragrance OilBest Winter Fragrance Oils Bayberry Fragrance Oil

First, Natures Garden has a best seller for the holiday season. Bayberry Fragrance Oil is a wonderful blend of fir and balsam and delicate spicy undertones of nutmeg and ginger. Bayberry Fragrance Oil include a top note of bayberry, followed by middle notes of nutmeg, ginger, and clove. Lastly, Bayberry Fragrance Oil is rounded with base notes of musk, fir, cedar, balsam, and cypress.

 

Bayberry Fragrance Oil Soap Results

 

While testing Bayberry Fragrance Oil in homemade CP soap, we found some acceleration. We recommend soaping at room temperature. Also, there is no ricing, no separation,  and no discoloration.  A true bayberry scent that stays strong!

 

Bayberry Fragrance Oil Candle Color Suggestion

 

If you decide to color your homemade candles, Natures Garden recommends using six drops of red liquid candle dye and a small amount of black liquid candle dye. Or you can shred a small amount of red and black color blocks into your melted wax. This suggestion is based on four pounds of wax.

 

Christmas Tree Fragrance OilBest Winter Fragrance Oils Christmas Tree Fragrance Oil

Here is an NG original scent. Also, a best seller! Natures Garden will have you ready to start decorating for the Christmas season.  Why not decorate your home with the scent of fresh Christmas tree?  Christmas Tree Fragrance Oil begins with top notes of fresh lime and pine; with middle notes of pepper and cardamon; with a base note of scotch pine. A perfect scent for homemade candles using Joy wax, soy wax, and WOW wax.

 

Christmas Tree Fragrance Oils Candle Color Suggestion

 

When coloring your homemade candle with Christmas Tree Fragrance Oil, we suggest shredding a small amount of green and black color blocks into your melted wax. Or you can use five drops of green liquid candle dye and one drop of black liquid candle dye per four pounds of wax.

 

Best Winter Fragrance Oils Christmas Wreath Fragrance OilBest Winter Fragrance Oils Christmas Wreath Fragrance Oil

Next, Natures Garden has a traditional and welcoming scent of the holidays. You will get a warm aroma of fresh cut boughs of pine, balsam, hollyberry and earthy pine cones. Christmas Wreath Fragrance Oil is great to use in your homemade soap. Also, this fragrance oil can be used in your homemade candles! Either way, Christmas Wreath Fragrance Oil will make a great addition to your line.

 

 

While testing Christmas Wreath Fragrance Oil in CP soap, we found no acceleration, no ricing, no separation, and no discoloration. Christmas Wreath Fragrance Oil is a very strong scent in cold process soap.

 

Christmas Wreath Fragrance Oil Candle Color Suggestion

 

While coloring your homemade candles, we suggest using five drops of green liquid candle dye per four pounds of wax. Or shred a small amount of green color block into your melted wax. Never use crayons to color your candles as they will clog your wick.

 

Christmas Wreath Fragrance Oil Christmas Wreath Fire Starters Recipe

 

Natures Garden has a great recipe for starting a fire in your fireplace. This recipe will make about 11 scented fire starters. Christmas Wreath Fire Starters are scented with Christmas Wreath Fragrance Oil and are made will pillar of bliss wax. Definitely, a cool and fun project to make for the holiday season.

 

Best Winter Fragrance Oils Cranberry Relish Fragrance OilBest Winter Fragrance Oils Cranberry Relish Fragrance Oil

Now Natures Garden has a wonderful Cranberry Relish Fragrance Oil. You will get a nice fresh tart cranberry aroma. It may sound undesirable but we definitely recommend giving this fragrance oil a try. No matter what you use it in, either homemade candles or homemade bath and body products, this fragrance oil will not disappoint!

 

 

Best Winter Fragrance Oils Cranberry Relish Fragrance Oil CP Soap Results

 

When using Cranberry Relish Fragrance Oil in cold process soap we found that it is a perfect pour! Also, no separation, no ricing, no acceleration, and no discoloration. Has a super strong and rich aroma in cold process soap.

 

Best Winter Fragrance Oils Cranberry Relish Fragrance Oil Candle Color Suggestion

 

If you decide to color your homemade candles, we suggesting coloring it with a small shred of red and black color blocks into your melted wax. Also you can use five drops of red liquid candle dye and one drop of black liquid candle dye per four pounds of wax.

 

 

 Best Winter Fragrance Oils Candy Cane Fragrance OilBest Winter Fragrance Oils Candy Cane Fragrance Oil

Now, we have a wonderful combination of fresh peppermint leaves and sweet ripened strawberries, on a dry down of vanilla. With top notes of spearmint and peppermint. Followed by middle notes of strawberries and eucalyptus. Lastly, with a well rounded base notes of musk and vanilla. A super fun fragrance oil for the holiday! Let your imagination sore while making homemade crafts with Candy Cane Fragrance Oil.

 

 Best Winter Fragrance Oils Candy Cane Fragrance Oil CP Soap Results

 

While testing Candy Cane Fragrance Oil in cold process soap, Natures Garden found that it does discolor to a brown due to the 7% of vanillin in the fragrance oil. Also Natures Garden found no separation, no acceleration, and no ricing. Definitely super strong and true scent!

 

 Best Winter Fragrance Oils Candy Cane Fragrance Oil Candle Color Suggestion

 

When coloring your homemade candles with Candy Cane Fragrance Oil, we suggest using six drops of red liquid candle dye per four pounds of wax. Also, you can shred a small amount of red color block into your melted wax.

 

 Best Winter Fragrance Oils Candy Cane Fragrance Oil Candy Cane Candle Recipe

A great homemade candle recipe for Christmas! Candy Cane Candle Recipe is a layered candle with peppermint embeds.  This candle making tutorial will also show you how to whip our Joy Wax! Not only does this candle look great, it is scented with our sweet and minty candy cane scent!

 

 Best Winter Fragrance Oils Holly Berry Fragrance OilBest Winter Fragrance Oils Holly Berry Fragrance Oil

Next, Natures Garden has a great scent for winter! This wonderful fragrance oil is a well-balanced blend of pine, bayberry, clove, cinnamon, and lemon rinds. A great fragrance oil to use for all your homemade candles and homemade bath and body products. Certainly a great fragrance oil to add to your winter fragrance line!

 

 

Best Winter Fragrance Oils Holly Berry Fragrance Oil CP Soap Result

 

While testing Holly Berry Fragrance Oil in cold process soap, Natures Garden found slight acceleration and discolors to a plum color. However, we did not find any ricing and no separation. A very strong scent retention!

 

 

Best Winter Fragrance Oils Holly Berry Fragrance Oil Candle Color Suggestion

If you decide to color your homemade candles scented with Holly Berry Fragrance Oil, Natures Garden suggests using a small amount of shredded green color block into your melted wax. Alternatively, you can use six drops of green liquid candle dye and one drop of black liquid candle dye per four pounds of wax.

 

Best Winter Fragrance Oils Jack Frost Fragrance OilBest Winter Fragrance Oils Jack Frost Fragrance Oil

What a fun name for a fragrance oil, especially for winter! Jack Frost Fragrance Oil is a crisp clean peppermint aroma with hints of vanilla bean. You can use Jack Frost Fragrance Oil for your homemade bath and body products and your homemade candles. You can always rename this fragrance oil to be able to sell it year round!

 

 

Best Winter Fragrance Oils Jack Frost Fragrance Oil CP Soap Results

 

When testing Jack Frost Fragrance Oil in cold process soap, we found it is a Perfect Pour! There was no ricing, no acceleration, and no separation. We did find it discolors to a brown. The aroma will be minty, fresh, clean, and very strong!

Best Winter Fragrance Oils Jack Frost Fragrance Oil Candle Color Suggestion

 

If you decide to color your homemade candle scented with Jack Frost Fragrance Oil, we did not color the candle. We kept it natural which is white. We feel this perfectly represents this wonderful winter scent.

 

Best Winter Fragrance Oils Jack Frost Fragrance Oil Recipe

 

For all you potpourri lovers, Natures Garden has a wonderful Glistening Snowflakes Potpourri Recipe. This is the perfect gift for the winter months.  It is simple to make and is a a deliciously scented scoopable wax for your burner!

 

Best Winter Fragrance Oils Jack Frost Fragrance Oil Recipe

 

Also, Natures Garden has a fun craft activity to do with your children! Scented Play Dough Recipe is made out of cream of tartar and scented with many different fragrance oils from Natures Garden including Jack Frost Fragrance Oil.

 

 

Best Winter Fragrance Oils Hansel and Gretels HouseBest Winter Fragrance Oils Hansel and Gretels House Fragrance Oil

This fragrance is simply amazing! Beginning with top notes of lemon, orange, and bergamot. Followed by middle notes of honey, ginger, nutmeg, and clove. Finally, well-balanced with base notes of vanilla bean and cocoa. A great fragrance oil for your homemade candle making supplies for the holiday season! Do not forget you can always change the name of the fragrance oil to use it year round.

 

Best Winter Fragrance Oils Hansel and Gretels House Candle Color Suggestion

While making your homemade candles using Hansel and Gretels House Fragrance Oil, We suggest using three drops of brown liquid candle dye and one drop of yellow candle liquid dye per four pounds of wax. Or you can shred a small amount of yellow and brown color blocks into your melted wax.

 

 

Natures Garden has a great craft for the holiday season! Scented Christmas Card Recipe is a simple recipe to follow and will leave all your Christmas cards smelling amazing!

 

Best Winter Fragrance Oils Peppermint Fragrance OilBest Winter Fragrance Oils Peppermint Fragrance Oil

Next, we have a great Peppermint Fragrance Oil! This fragrance oil is very crisp, clean, and true to the peppermint scent. Peppermint Fragrance Oil is great for all lines of homemade crafts including homemade candle making and homemade bath and body products. Nice and strong aroma! You can not go wrong adding this fragrance oil to your collection.

 

 

Best Winter Fragrance Oils Peppermint Fragrance Oil CP Soap Result

 

When testing Peppermint Fragrance Oil in cold process soap, we found that it was a perfect pour! Also, there was no ricing, no acceleration, no discoloration, and no separation. Super strong scent retention.

 

Best Winter Fragrance Oils Peppermint Fragrance Oil Candle Color Suggestion

If you decide to color your homemade candles scented with Peppermint Fragrance Oil, we recommend going with a green candle. To get the color we suggest, using two drops of green liquid candle colorant per four pounds of wax. Also, you can shred a small amount of green color block into your melted wax.

 

Best Winter Fragrance Oils Peppermint Fragrance Oil Recipe

Peppermint Fragrance Oil makes a great Peppermint Cold Process Soap Recipe! This recipe will make about three pounds of CP soap. Be sure to have all the right safety equipment while using lye.

 

 

Best Winter Fragrance Oils Wintery Candy Apple Fragrance OilBest Winter Fragrance Oils Wintery Candy Apple Fragrance Oil

Last, Natures Garden has a fun fragrance that begins with top notes of pineapple, crispy apple, and zests of orange. Followed by middle notes of neroli and cinnamon. With base notes of sandalwood, bamboo, fresh musk, and patchouli. Wintery Candy Apple Fragrance Oil will make a great addition to any fragrance line whether it’s for homemade soap or homemade candle recipes!

 

Best Winter Fragrance Oils Wintery Candy Apple Fragrance Oil CP Soap Results

If you decide to use Wintery Candy Apple Fragrance Oil in your homemade CP soap, we found there was no acceleration, no separation, and no ricing. It does discolor to a tan but does have a strong scent retention!

 

Best Winter Fragrance Oils Wintery Candy Apple Fragrance Oil Candle Color Suggestion

When coloring your homemade candle scented with Wintery Candy Apple Fragrance Oil, we suggest coloring your homemade candle with a small amount of red color block into your melted wax. Also, you can use six drops of red liquid candle dye per four pounds of wax. Either way will get you the red shown!

 

Best Winter Fragrance Oils Wintery Candy Apple Fragrance Oil Recipe

A prefect soap recipe for both fall and winter, another soap recipe from Natures Garden that is super easy to make.  This melt and pour soap recipe uses our Winter Candy Apple scent to create soap that looks good enough to eat! Candy Apple Soap Recipe is a quick and easy mp soap recipe using our SLS free soap base.

 

 

Best Winter Fragrance Oils Crackling Firewood Fragrance OilBest Winter Fragrance Oils Crackling Firewood Fragrance Oil

Crackling Firewood Fragrance Oil by Natures Garden is a masculine arrangement that begins with top notes of herbaceous pine, balsam, and citrus bergamot; leading to middle notes of white flowers and earthy sandalwood; sitting on base notes of woodsy patchouli and violet.

 

 

 

Best Winter Fragrance Oils Crackling Firewood Fragrance Oil Soap

When testing Crackling Firewood Fragrance Oil in cold process soap we found slight acceleration, no separation, no ricing.  The cured soap also maintained a strong scent.  Finally, the finished soap discolored to a light tan.

 

 

Best Winter Fragrance Oils Crackling Firewood Fragrance Oil Candle

When coloring your homemade candles, we suggest using 4 drops red liquid candle dye along with 3 drops brown liquid candle dye. Alternatively, you could use a small amount of shredded red and brown color blocks. These recommendations are based on a four pound batch of wax.

 

Best Winter Fragrance Oils Sugar Cookies Fragrance OilBest Winter Fragrance Oils Sugar Cookies Fragrance Oil

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is a warm butter cookie, with a background of vanilla. A Best Seller! Our customers love this fragrance oil no matter the application. In fact, one client stated, “I made candles with this scent in Joy Wax and it throws so well; one candle makes my whole downstairs smell like I am actually baking sugar cookies. It smells so good I have to fight the urge to bake some.”

 

Best Winter Fragrance Oil Sugar Cookies Fragrance Oil

Next, when creating cp soap with Sugar Cookies Fragrance Oil, our testing showed no acceleration, no ricing, no separation, and a good scent retention.  This cookie scent did discolor to a dark brown.  We suggest using Vanilla White Color Stabilizer to help with the discoloration.

 

Best Winter Fragrance Oils Sugar Cookies Fragrance Oil Candle

Are you trying to decide how to color your homemade candles? We suggest coloring them with 2 drops yellow liquid candle dye or a small amount of shredded yellow color block per 4 pounds of wax.

 

 

Best Winter Fragrance Oils Sugar Cookies Fragrance Oil Body Butter Recipe

Now, are you ready to create a fabulous body butter recipe with Natures Garden’s Sugar Cookie Fragrance Oil?  Try our Sugar Cookie Whipped Body Butter Recipe for an amazing treat for your skin. This body butter recipe includes both shea butter and coconut oil that your skin is bound to love!

 

Best Winter Fragrance Oils Cinnamon Sticks Fragrance OilBest Winter Fragrance Oils Cinnamon Sticks Fragrance Oil

Finally, last but not least, Cinnamon Sticks Fragrance Oil. This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is the aroma of freshly ground cinnamon bark. This spicy scent is one of our best sellers.  If you are looking for a straight cinnamon fragrance, this is the one you need.  Cinnamon Sticks Fragrance Oil is perfect for all types of candle wax.  Whether you are making candles or wax melts, this is a wonderful, strong, and spicy winter aroma.

 

When coloring your handmade candles and homemade wax melts, we suggest using 3 drops brown plus 1 drop red liquid candle dye per 4 pounds of wax.  Another option is to shred a small amount of brown and red color block into your melted wax

 

We hope you love this list of the best winter fragrance oils from Natures Garden. Do not be shy, we would love to see what you use these winter fragrance oils in. Post on our Facebook page to show us your creations. Also you can upload your product pictures on our show and tell page on our website!

Sep
06

Galaxy Bubble Bar Recipe


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Galaxy Bubble Bar RecipeGalaxy Bubble Bar Recipe

Galaxy Bubble Bar Recipe is a colorful grape candy scented bubble bath recipe from Natures Garden. These easy to make and super cute bubble bars will make a great addition to any bath and body product line! Whether you choose to use them for your customers, yourself, or to make bath time fun for the kids, this is a recipe that is great for those of all ages! Each scoop of the Galaxy Bubble Bars will show off the three colors. With vibrant colors and a wonderful grape scent, using these bubble bars with make bath time a hit. In addition, we have added diamond dust mica for a little sparkle and shine! You could skip that step, but who doesn’t love sparkles? So, when you are ready, look below to create this fragrance fun bubble bath recipe!

We were inspired by an actual ice cream recipe from Some of This and That!  Who doesn’t love ice cream? Now, on their website, you will find not only a list of ingredients but also steps on how to make their homemade Galaxy ice cream. Make sure to check out their website and look at their recipe! So, after you make these Galaxy bubble bars, your tummy is rumbling, give the ice cream a try!  Either way, you can’t go wrong! Do not forget to check out Some of This and That’s Homemade Galaxy Ice Cream.

Galaxy Bubble Bar Recipe Ingredients Available at Natures Garden

Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate

Sodium Bicarbonate- Baking Soda

Grape Happy Camper Candy Fragrance Oil

Cream of Tartar

Corn Starch

Vegetable Glycerin

Safflower Oil

Neon Blue FUN Soap Colorant

Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant

Ultramarine Violet FUN Soap Colorant

Diamond Dust Mica Pigment

Small Stainless Steel Scoop

Safety Gloves

Safety Glasses

Natures Garden Apron

Safety Mask

Galaxy Bubble Bar Recipe Other Ingredients and Equipment You’ll Need:

Mixing Spoon

Mixing Bowls (4)

Parchment Paper or Silicone Baking Mat Scale

Galaxy Bubble Bar Recipe Weights and Amounts of all Ingredients

410 grams (2 cups) Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate

460 grams (2 cups) Sodium Bicarbonate-Baking Soda

224 grams (2/3 cup) Cream of Tartar

72 grams (2/3 cup) Corn Starch

200 grams (2/3 cup) Vegetable Glycerin

24 grams (2 TBSP) Safflower Oil

14 grams Grape Happy Camper Candy Fragrance Oil

5 grams Ultramarine Violet FUN Soap Colorant

2 grams Diamond Dust Mica Pigment

5 grams Neon Blue FUN Soap Colorant

5 grams Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant

Galaxy Bubble Bar Recipe Prepare You Work Area

Prior to starting it is important to be prepared. You will really want to make sure your work space is clean and sanitized before you begin creating your bubble bars. We also recommend wearing an apron, your safety gloves, a face mask, and a hair net while preparing this recipe. Having a clean and sanitized work space will assure to keep your Galaxy bubble bars nice and clean. In addition, get out any ingredients or equipment that you will be using and place them in your work area. Having everything you need at an arm’s reach will help the process go more quickly and smoothly.

Galaxy Bubble Bar Recipe Prepare Your Dry IngredientsGalaxy Bubble Bar Recipe Prepare Your Dry Ingredients

First, you are going to weigh out your dry ingredients. In total, you will have four dry ingredients you will be weighing out. You can use measuring cups but we recommend using a scale that will allow you to weigh in grams. In a mixing bowl, you will want to add 460 grams of baking soda, 410 grams of sodium cocoyl isethionate, 72 grams of corn starch, and 224 grams of cream of tartar. Next, you want to mix together all the ingredients. This can be done with a mixing spoon, but we always find it easier to use our hands. Also, use your hands to break up any clumps you may find throughout the powder mixture. Clumps will not be your friend during this process.

If you have never used sodium cocoyl isethionate or SCI for short, you should definitely give it a try! Sodium cocoyl isethionate will leave your skin feeling super soft. Also, sodium cocoyl isethionate is great for sensitive skin. We highly recommend giving sodium cocoyl isethionate a try. It is a wonderful SLS alternative that truly is amazing!

Galaxy Bubble Bar Recipe Prepare Your Wet IngredientsGalaxy Bubble Bar Recipe Prepare Your Wet Ingredients

Next, you are going to be preparing your wet ingredients. For this step, you will have a total of three wet ingredients. So, get your bowl of dry ingredients and tare the weight on the scale. Alternatively, you could weigh these ingredients in a separate bowl before adding it to the dry ingredients. This could be helpful for those worried about pouring too much, as it could alter your recipe. So, in a large mixing bowl, blend 200 grams of your vegetable glycerin, 24 grams of the safflower oil, and 14 grams of Natures Garden’s Grape Happy Camper Fragrance Oil.  Once again, while you can use the volume measurements above, we highly recommend using weighted measurements.  By weighing your ingredients in grams, you will get a more accurate measurement and an overall better outcome.

 

Galaxy Bubble Bar Recipe Combining Your Dry and Wet IngredientsGalaxy Bubble Bar Recipe Combining Your Dry and Wet Ingredients

Now, add your wet ingredients to the mixing bowl containing the dry powdered ingredients. Once again, go ahead and use your hands to mix the ingredients. Also, make sure you get all the clumps out. Keep mixing the wet and dry ingredients until you get a dough like consistency. You want to make sure your dough is not too crumbly. If it becomes crumbly, you can add a little bit more vegetable glycerin. However, you want to be very careful when adding the vegetable glycerin. If you end up adding too much vegetable glycerin, your dough will become too wet and the recipe may not dry properly. Make sure you are super careful when measuring and mixing your dry and wet ingredients.

 

Galaxy Bubble Bar Recipe Separating Your DoughGalaxy Bubble Bar Recipe Separating Your Dough

Next, we are going to separate the bubble bar dough you just made into three bowls. So, you will need three of your mixing bowls. In a later step, we will be adding a different colorant to each bowl. Although for now, you just need to make sure while separating the dough into three bowls, the are equally divided to include 1/3 in each bowl. They don’t have to be exactly even, just a rough 1/3 in each bowl will work. However don’t let your big mixing bowl go too far, you’ll need it again in a later step. Now for the fun part! Start getting excited!

 

Galaxy Bubble Bar Recipe Coloring your DoughGalaxy Bubble Bar Recipe Coloring Your Dough

Next, we will be adding color. In each of the three bowls, you will be adding one of Natures Garden’s three FUN Soap Colorants. In the first bowl, add five grams of neon blue FUN Soap Colorant. Then, use your hands to mix the blue colorant into the bubble bar dough. Now, with clean gloves, add five grams of Natures Garden’s ultramarine violet FUN Soap Colorant to the second bowl. Lastly, in your third bowl, add five grams of the neon pink soap colorant.  While wearing clean gloves, mix the colorants into the final bowl of dough. Once you have mixed each portion of dough, roll them into a ball and place each one back in their bowl. Remember you may need to change gloves for each color. This will prevent the colors from mixing with each other prematurely.

Galaxy Bubble Bar Recipe Preparing the Colored DoughGalaxy Bubble Bar Recipe Preparing the Colored Dough

Now, you will need the large bowl you were using earlier in the recipe. Go ahead and place your pink bubble bar dough, blue dough, and purple dough ball in your large bowl. Place them next to each other in the bowl but not directly on top of each other. Then, press down on the dough balls to flatten each color dough ball completely. You can overlap slightly as you press on each ball. The goal is to fill the bowl completely.  When we begin scooping we will scoop across the bowl to allow us to get a little bit of each color.

Galaxy Bubble Bar Recipe Scooping the Bubble BarsGalaxy Bubble Bar Recipe Scooping the Bubble Bars

Next, scoop the dough using your small stainless steel scooper. While scooping the dough with your stainless steel ice cream scooper, make sure you get a little bit of the pink dough, the blue dough, and the purple dough color in the ice cream scoop. Then, release each scoop onto a piece of parchment paper or on your silicone baking mat. This recipe will make about thirty of the small ice cream scoops.

Galaxy Bubble Bar Recipe Let's Add Sparkle!Galaxy Bubble Bar Recipe Let’s Add Sparkle!

Now, let’s add some sparkle! We used Natures Garden Diamond Dust Mica Pigment to add some shimmer to the Galaxy bubble bars. This will give your handcrafted bubble bars a silvery white sparkle. While this is totally optional, we thought it was the perfect finishing touch to really give the bubble bars the true Galaxy feel. So, sprinkle your bubble bar scoops with Natures Garden diamond dust mica powder. While making the recipe, we used about two grams of diamond dust pigment. But you can use as much or as little as you would like.

 

Galaxy Bubble Bar Recipe Allowing Them to SetupGalaxy Bubble Bar Recipe Allowing Them to Setup

Finally, you will just need to let your bubble bars setup.  I know you want to use them right away, but you will need to be patient. It can take a few days and in some cases as long as a week for them to setup.  While setup will not take as long a typical rolled bubble bar, for us they just took a few days. It all depends on the environment they are setting up in. You will know they are ready when they feel completely dry.  If you try to pick your bubble bars up too soon, they may fall apart in your hands. So, make sure you allow a few days for the bubble bars to completely harden before moving them or packaging them. Your finished product should turn out like the picture shown. Look at how awesome and vibrant the colors turn out! The diamond dust mica powder adds a great look to these bubble bars.

Galaxy Bubble Bar RecipeGalaxy Bubble Bar Recipe Using the Bubble Bar Scoops

 

Lastly, I bet you can’t wait to try them! I know I couldn’t! I was so excited to see what they looked like in water, I couldn’t wait to get home and see! So, I crumbled one into a bowl, here is a picture of a finished Galaxy bubble bar in a little water. When using your bubble bars at home, crumble a couple of your hardened scoops under your warm running bath water. Not only will it leave your water a beautiful magenta color, it will provide for a nice and relaxing bubble bath. Also, since one of the dry ingredients is sodium cocoyl isethionate, your skin will be left feeling soft. Now, sit back and enjoy a shimmering, grape scented bubble bath! Try it out and see what the rave is all about with our Galaxy bubble bar recipe. You may even decide you want to try other bubble bar recipes from Natures Garden! Well, for even more candle, soap, and cosmetic making ideas, check out our recipe box found here. In our recipe box, you will find a variety of handcrafted bath and body recipes as well as free downloadable candle making classes and soap making classes.

 

Galaxy Bubble Bar Recipe Share Your Products

Have you tried our Galaxy Bubble Bar Recipe? Or, maybe you changed up the colors?  We would love to see the bubble bar scoops that you have created! Post your bubble bar pictures on our Instagram or Twitter page! You can find us @ngscents. As always, you can also post your pictures to our Facebook page as well. We hope your Galaxy bubble bars turn out great and you have a blast making them! Also, we are always here to help and to answer any questions you may have. We hope to see pictures of your finished bath and body products soon!