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Dec
29

Chocolate Bath Butter Scrub Recipe


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Chocolate Bath Butter Scrub RecipeChocolate Bath Butter Scrub Recipe

Today we will be showing you how to make a chocolate bath butter scrub recipe.  This recipe was inspired by a cookies and cream parfait recipe that we found from Homemade Hooplah.  They looked so delicious, I just had to turn them into some sort of bath and body product.  This way, I could have chocolate indulgence with none of the calories.  So. I decided to make a chocolate bath butter scrub using Natures Garden’s Better Than Sex Cake Fragrance Oil.

Chocolate Bath Butter Scrub Recipe:  Ingredients Found at Natures Garden

Whipped Soap Base
Organic Cocoa Powder
Vegetable Glycerin
Vanilla White Color Stabilizer
Epsom Salt
Better Than Sex Cake Fragrance Oil
Black Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
Brown Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
Clear 8 oz PET Jars
70/400 White Straight Smooth Lids

Chocolate Bath Butter Scrub Recipe:  Other Equipment You Will Need

Mixing Bowls
Mixing Spoons
Hand Mixer
Scale

Chocolate Bath Butter Scrub Recipe:  A Closer Look at Some of the Ingredients We Will Be Using

Before we begin, we will take a closer look at some of the ingredients we will be using today.  Our chocolate soap recipe is a fluffy whipped soap scented with our Better Than Sex Cake Fragrance Oil. Below, is an in depth look at the key ingredients in this soap recipe.

 

Chocolate Bath Butter Scrub Recipe: Better Than Sex Cake Fragrance OilChocolate Bath Butter Scrub Recipe Ingredients: Better Than Sex Cake Fragrance Oil

The first ingredient we will talk about is the scent.  Better Than Sex Cake fragrance oil by Natures Garden smells like German chocolate cake that is blended with semi-sweet chocolate chips and laced with crunchy toffee bits to create this decadent treat.  Vanilla creme and butterscotch syrup create a luscious undertone, while hints of almond and coconut complete the yummy blend.  An NG Original Fragrance!

Top Notes:  almond, coconut
Mid Notes:  toffee, chocolate
Base Notes:  butterscotch, vanilla, chocolate cake

Chocolate Bath Butter Scrub Recipe Ingredients: Whipped Soap BaseChocolate Bath Butter Scrub Recipe Ingredients: Whipped Soap Base

In this recipe, the whipped soap base is used to create the creamy layers of our bath butter.  This soap base can be used to create your own bath frosting, shaving soap, foaming body butter, and foaming sugar scrubs.  Simply whip our base with a mixer, add scent and colorant, and spoon into jars.  Our rich, luxurious-feeling whipped soap base leaves your skin feeling soft and moisturized.  This whipped soap base is bright white in color and does not substantially deflate after packaging.

When using fragrances in the whipped soap base, we suggest using 1-5% of a body safe fragrance oil in your finished product.  Additional carrier oils can be added to this base, but we do not suggest adding any more than 5%.  When making foaming sugar scrub, please note that some of your sugar will dissolve in the base.  Fragrance oils can and may discolor your finished product.  When using fragrance oils with a vanillin content higher than 1%, you may want to consider using vanilla white stabilizer to reduce discoloration.

Chocolate Bath Butter Scrub Recipe Ingredients: Organic Cocoa PowderChocolate Bath Butter Scrub Recipe Ingredients: Organic Cocoa Powder

Now, let’s talk about the natural colorant we used.  Cocoa powder is a wonderful brown colorant for soap, lotion, and other cosmetics.  In fact, I personally use it in my natural makeup recipes.  Organic cocoa powder is a fabulous addition to your cosmetics and soap recipes.  Cacao beans are rich in vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, C, E and pantothenic acid.  They are also rich in the following minerals:  magnesium, calcium, iron, zinc, copper, manganese and potassium.  Cocao beans contain caffeine, which is actually beneficial to the skin.  How does chocolate lip balm sound to you?  Chocolate facial masks?  Yummy!

Chocolate Bath Butter Scrub Recipe Ingredients: Vegetable GlycerinChocolate Bath Butter Scrub Recipe Ingredients: Vegetable Glycerin

We used the vegetable glycerin in the recipe to help mix our cocoa powder into our soap base without clumping.  We often use it when using natural powdered colorants to recipes for this reason.  However, vegetable glycerin is also used in other types of recipes.  For example, it can be added to melt and pour soap.  When added to melt and pour soap, it will give the soap some flexibility.

Vegetable glycerin is a clear, odorless, sweet-tasting liquid with a thick syrup-like consistency.  It is used in formulations of cosmetics, soaps, shampoo, herbal remedies, toothpaste, lotions, and other household items.  Vegetable glycerin is soluble in both alcohol and water; however insoluble in oil.  Vegetable glycerin is a humectant, which draws moisture to the skin.  It is added to lotions during the water phase in improve the emollience of the product.

Chocolate Bath Butter Scrub Recipe Ingredients: FUN Soap ColorantsChocolate Bath Butter Scrub Recipe Ingredients: FUN Soap Colorants

This soap recipe uses Natures Garden’s FUN Soap Colorants.  In fact, we use two of them.  We use both the brown oxide and the black oxide to color our Epsom salt.  These soap colorants are easy to use and stay true to color even when added to a product.  These vibrant soap colors are my personal favorite to work with when making soap!

So, what exactly are the FUN Soap Colorants?  They are pigments which are dispersed in vegetable glycerin. They come in oxides, aquamarines, and even some neon colors, just to name a few.  No chemical preservatives added.  All of our FUN Soap Colorants are considered to be VEGAN. Using liquid soap pigments which have already been dispersed in vegetable glycerin helps to prevent pigments from clumping in your soap.  All of these soap colorants work well in melt and pour soap, and cold process soap.  They are non-bleeding, perform well in high ph environments, and do not morph during the saponifcation process.

Chocolate Bath Butter Scrub Recipe Ingredients: Epsom SaltChocolate Bath Butter Scrub Recipe Ingredients: Epsom Salt

Epsom salt can be used in many different products and industries. It can be used for hair care, medicinal purposes, skin care, cosmetics, bath and body products, gardening and cleaning products. It is used as a bath salt to help relieve stress and help to soothe sore muscles.

Many skin care benefits that are associated with the usage of Epsom salt. It is great for exfoliating the skin, smoothing out rough patches, and for preventing wrinkles. It also treats sun burn and helps to get rid of acne. Also, by rubbing it on your skin after taking a shower, it helps to make your skin smooth and silky and also takes away dead skin cells.

Feet ailments can be treated using Epsom salt as well. Soaking your feet in hot water mixed with Epsom salt helps to take away foot odor and foot fungus. It can also help to relieve the problems caused by athlete’s foot and also treats gout.

Epsom salt has many anti-inflammatory properties. Athletes can use it in ice baths after work outs to help with inflammation problems.Facial pores can be treated with Epsom salt as well. It has many exfoliating properties which work hard to give the pores a nice deep clean.

For hair care, adding Epsom salt to conditioners gives the hair extra volume. It also helps to remove excess oils from the hair. You can also make a mixture of water, Epsom salt and lemon juice that when used on the hair before showering, it will help to make hairspray easier to remove.

Chocolate Bath Butter Scrub Recipe Ingredients: Vanilla White Color StabilizerChocolate Bath Butter Scrub Recipe Ingredients: Vanilla White Color Stabilizer

We used Vanilla White Color Stabilizer in this recipe to prevent our white layer from turning brown.  Vanilla White basically helps to lessen any discoloration that is cause by a vanilla content.  Since the Better Than Sex Cake Fragrance Oil has a vanillin content of 6%, it would certainly discolor our white whipped soap base.

Natures Garden’s Vanilla White Color Stabilizer is a patent pending fragrance technology designed to be added to aqueous bases that have color stability problems resulting from vanillin and other aromatic ingredients which tend to oxidize and cause browning.  For the first time, water based formulas can be stabilized by including a small amount of Vanilla White Color Stabilizer.  Phthalate-Free.

So, what products can Vanilla White be used in?  Vanilla White Color Stabilizer can be used such products as liquid soap bases, bar soap bases, glycerin soap bases, cold process soap, hot process soap, shampoos, conditioners, fabric softeners, detergents, air fresheners, and lotions; essentially any product that is not anhydrous.

Chocolate Bath Butter Scrub Recipe: Total Recipe Weights

628 grams Whipped Soap Base
30 grams Better Than Sex Cake Fragrance Oil
6 grams Organic Cocoa Powder
34 grams Vegetable Glycerin
30 grams Vanilla White Color Stabilizer
170 grams Epsom Salt
4 grams Black Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
2 grams Brown Oxide FUN Soap Colorant

Chocolate Bath Butter Scrub Recipe: Prepare the Chocolate Whipped SoapChocolate Bath Butter Scrub Recipe: Prepare the Chocolate Whipped Soap

Will begin by preparing the brown chocolate portion of our bath butter.  This portion will be colored using Natures Garden’s organic cocoa powder.  In addition, we will scent the whipped soap with Better Than Sex Cake Fragrance Oil.  So, in a deep mixing bowl, add 353 grams of the whipped soap base.

Chocolate Bath Butter Scrub Recipe: Prepare the Chocolate Whipped SoapNow, we will prepare our natural brown colorant.  So, in a small bowl, weigh out 6 grams of the organic cocoa powder.  Then, to the same bowl, add 34 grams of vegetable glycerin.  Mix to completely blend the two ingredients.  By mixing our cocoa powder with vegetable glycerin before adding it to the whipped soap base, it will prevent it from clumping.

Chocolate Bath Butter Scrub Recipe: Prepare the Chocolate Whipped Soap

 

Next, add the brown colorant you prepared to the whipped soap base.  Then, you will need your hand mixer.  Use your hand mixer to mix the whipped soap base to a frosting-like consistency.

 

 

Chocolate Bath Butter Scrub Recipe: Prepare the Chocolate Whipped SoapFinally, add your Better Than Sex Cake Fragrance Oil.  To the bowl containing the whipped soap, add 17 grams of Natures Garden’s Better Than Sex Cake Fragrance Oil.  Then, once again, use your hand mixer to create a frosting like consistency with the whipped soap.  Set this bowl aside while we prepare the other bath butter layers.

Chocolate Bath Butter Scrub Recipe: Prepare the Chocolate Whipped SoapChocolate Bath Butter Scrub Recipe: Prepare the White Whipped Soap

Now, let’s prepare the white whipped soap base.  In a deep mixing bowl, add 276 grams whipped soap base.  Weigh out and add 13 grams Better than Sex Cake Fragrance Oil and 13 grams Vanilla White Color Stabilizer.

Chocolate Bath Butter Scrub Recipe: Prepare the Chocolate Whipped Soap

 

Use your hand mixer to blend the ingredients together.  Keep mixing until you reach that fluffy frosting consistency.  Set this bowl aside as well, we will come back to it too.

Chocolate Bath Butter Scrub Recipe: Prepare the Epsom SaltChocolate Bath Butter Scrub Recipe: Prepare the Epsom Salt

Next, we will prepare the Epsom salt.  The Epsom salt will be the center layer in your bath butter.  It will be colored a black brown color.  It is meant to mimic the Oreo cookies in the dessert that inspired this creation.  In a clean bowl, weigh out 170 grams of Epsom salt.

Chocolate Bath Butter Scrub Recipe: Prepare the Epsom Salt

 

Now we will begin coloring the Epsom salt.  So, you will need both Natures Garden’s brown oxide and black oxide.  Then, add 4 grams of the black oxide FUN Soap Colorant and 2 grams of the brown oxide FUN Soap Colorant.

 

 

Chocolate Bath Butter Scrub Recipe: Prepare the Epsom SaltFinally, you will want to wear a pair of gloves.  Then, using your hands, mix the colorants into the Epsom salt.  You want to make sure that the salt is completely colored and you can see no white.  Now, you can set the bowl aside for a moment.

 

 

Chocolate Bath Butter Scrub Recipe: Packaging the Bath ButterChocolate Bath Butter Scrub Recipe: Packaging the Bath Butter

Finally, we will begin packaging the bath butter.  We will be adding a couple of chocolate layers, a couple white layers, and layer of Epsom salt.  So, you will need to have all three bowls in front of you.  You will also want a spoon for each bowl.  In addition, you will need four of the 8 ounce clear jars.  First, we will begin with our chocolate layer.  Add a couple spoonfuls of the chocolate whipped soap to each of your 8 ounce clear jars.

Chocolate Bath Butter Scrub Recipe: Packaging the Bath Butter
Now, add a layer of the white whipped soap to each jar.  This layer should be about half as thick as the previous chocolate layer.  You want to add it directly on top of the chocolate layer.  However, you want to be careful not to get any of the base on the sides of the jar.  If you do, you will be able to see it in the next layer.

Chocolate Bath Butter Scrub Recipe: Packaging the Bath Butter

Our next layer will be the Epsom salt layer.  This layer will contain about 40 grams per jar.  When you initially add this layer it will look like it is too much.  However, once you add the remaining layers on top, it will go down a bit.  So, add about 40 grams of salt to each jar.

 

Chocolate Bath Butter Scrub Recipe: Packaging the Bath Butter
Now, simply finish layering your whipped soap.  On top of the Epsom salt, add another layer of white.  Then, a layer of chocolate.  Finally, a dollop of white on top.  Ultimately, you can layer your whipped soap in whatever manner your would like.

 

Chocolate Bath Butter Scrub Recipe: Packaging the Bath Butter

Lastly, sprinkle each jar with a dash of Epsom salt.  Then, place a white lid on each jar.  You can use your Chocolate Bath Butter right away!  Let us know what you think of this recipe, or any of our other fragrance fun recipe in our recipe box.  Follow us on Facebook or find us on Instagram and Twitter @ngscents.

Dec
28

Pumpkin Seed Oil Benefits


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Pumpkin Seed Oil BenefitsPumpkin Seed Oil Benefits

Everyone that has ever carved a pumpkin knows all about pumpkin seeds. One of the best parts of Halloween is carving a spooky face after you get rid of all the seeds and goop. But, these seeds actually have quite a bit of nutrients that can provide some amazing benefits for your body. So, there are lots of Pumpkin Seed Oil Benefits that make this oil useful for all kinds of bath and body products. Not only does this cosmetic oil work perfectly for making bath and body products, but it provides the body with some additional benefits. So, this blog will be talking about all the ways that Pumpkin Seed Oil is great for you and your products.

Pumpkin Seed Oil Benefits: Pumpkin Seed Oil Origin

Long before pumpkin seeds were used for cosmetic oil or even scooped out of Jackolanterns, they were cultivated by people native to Mexico. These seeds were found to be utilized back as far as 7,000 B.C. and these seeds were important for both food and medicinal purposes. These seeds were used for things such as sleep aids, reducing pain, fighting cancer, and much more. If you’d like to learn more, then check out Pumpkin Seeds (Pepitas) – An Ancient Medicinal Food With Powerful Benefits by Get Nativ. This site provides information on native plant species, the ancient uses for these plants, and ways to eat the current versions in the present. Its a fun way to explore the past of our food and beauty supplies.

Pumpkin Seed Oil Benefits for Bath and Body Products

First, we are going to go over how this cosmetic oil performs in a variety of bath and body products. Every cosmetic oil is made up of different nutrients that can create a different feeling or provide different properties for you products. So, you need to both figure out important properties for your product and find the cosmetic oils that are going to provide this the best. While anyone can create a bath and body recipe, you really need to know your cosmetic oils’ properties to make a product that performs exactly how you need. So, let’s talk about the way this cosmetic oil works in different bath and body recipes.

Pumpkin Seed Oil Benefits for Homemade Scrubs and LotionsPumpkin Seed Oil Benefits for Homemade Scrubs and Lotions

You can use this great cosmetic oil to create some easy homemade lotion or diy scrubs. Including this lovely cosmetic oil in your homemade products would be amazing for moisturizing your skin. Of course, another great property for a lotion making oil to have is quickly sinking into the skin. Since Pumpkin Seed Oil is able to do this, the cosmetic oil is perfect for nourishing deep layers of skin without leaving a greasy feeling on the top layer. This means that this cosmetic ingredient provides you with all of the important skin care properties for a lotion without feeling too greasy. If you would like to try out one of our recipes that include this luscious oil, then you can find it under the Pumpkin Sugar Scrub Recipe.

Pumpkin Seed Oil Benefits for Homemade Hair ConditionerPumpkin Seed Oil Benefits for Homemade Hair Conditioner

Not only is this cosmetic oil perfect for conditioning your skin, but it is great for your hair, as well! Adding Pumpkin Seed Oil to your hair conditioner diy recipes is perfect for moisturizing and adding nutrients to your gorgeous locks. These nutrients are able to shield the hair to protect and provide a lustrous to your hair. Also, the cosmetic oil will hydrate and nourish the follicle to provide healthy hair growth. Further, this cosmetic oil has been found to actually thicken hair and reverse hair loss! Overall, this is a great ingredient to include when making your own conditioner recipes.

Pumpkin Seed Oil Benefits for Making Cold Process SoapPumpkin Seed Oil Benefits for Making Cold Process Soap

Another great way to use Pumpkin Seed Oil is to create easy homemade soap recipes. This soap making oil is perfect for creating a conditioning, skin nourishing batch of soap. In fact, this cosmetic oil contains nutrients that are great for the skin. For example, this oil contains vitamins A, C, E, and K, that are wonderful for the skin. Plus, the bar is able to contribute to the creamy lather of the soap. This will make the bar feel luxurious and creamy as you use it. Also, this ingredient will add to the hardness of the soap, which will create a sturdier bar of soap. This will ensure that the bar doesn’t fall apart and will last longer. So, this cosmetic oil is a great choice for creating cp soap that cares for your skin. Those that would like to test out this soap-making oil for their selves, can try out our wonderful Pumpkin Puree Cold Process Soap Recipe!

Pumpkin Seed Oil Benefits for Your Body

Next, we are going to go over the various properties that this cosmetic oil have for the body. This is a very important aspect for choosing the cosmetic ingredients for your products. To have a great product you need to include oils that are going to perform well in your product and nourish the body in some way. Further, you need to make sure that these properties will provide you with the desired benefits. For example, those that have very dry skin may need soaping oils with higher conditioning levels than a typical bar of soap. So, you need to think about these benefits in the context of the product you are trying to make.

Pumpkin Seed Oil Benefits for MoisturizingPumpkin Seed Oil Benefits for Moisturizing

Since this cosmetic oil contains amazing nutrients and is able to easily sink into the skin, it is a perfect moisturizer! Pumpkin Seed Oil is able to reach and nourish the deeper layers of your skin. Later, this skin will make it up to the outer layer of skin. So, it is important to take care of your deeper layers and allow your skin to be its best. Also, this cosmetic oil can be especially useful for dry skin types that need faster skin conditioning that reaches deeper. Further, this cosmetic oil is still useful for oily or acne prone skin. This cosmetic oil is sensitive and can be used to help balance oil levels in the skin.

Pumpkin Seed Oil Benefits for Anti-AgingPumpkin Seed Oil Benefits for Anti-Aging

One amazing benefit of this cosmetic oil it’s ability to make skin look healthy and youthful. In fact, this cosmetic oil will leaving your skin absolutely glowing. Pumpkin Seed Oil is full of nourishing antioxidants along with Vitamin E. These nutrients are a perfect blend for increasing the elasticity of your skin. This allows your skin to reduce fine lines and leads to a firmer, younger appearance. So, this is a perfect cosmetic oil for creating a your own diy anti-aging serum.

Pumpkin Seed Oil Benefits for Healing the Skin

Another benefits of Pumpkin Seed Oil is its ability to help the skin heal. One of the many vitamins that this cosmetic oil contains is Vitamin K. This lovely vitamin helps your blood clot better and ultimately leads to your wounds healing faster. Furthermore, this can be useful for dealing with skin conditions, like eczema or psoriasis. This cosmetic oil may help you body control and heal these areas of your skin. Plus, the Vitamin E is useful for promoting cell function and nourishing your skin. Also, some have found that this cosmetic oil can be useful in preventing infection and irritation. So, this is a perfect ingredient for creating soothing, healing lotion.

Pumpkin Seed Oil Benefits for Skin Tone

Also, you can use this wonderful cosmetic oil to brighten and even out your skin tone. The nutrients that this cosmetic ingredient use to improve skin tone are Vitamins A, C, and E. Each one of these vitamins are useful for healthy skin cells, so together they are like magic! First, Vitamin C is known to both brighten and lighten. Also, Vitamin A helps the skin lock in moisture and keeps the skin from getting dry. Finally, Vitamin E is an amazing oil that will nourish your cells and help you heal, too. Anyone that considers their skin to be dull, will fall in love with this cosmetic oil. Its perfect for creating lotions that will leave your absolutely skin radiant!

natures gardenPumpkin Seed Oil Benefits: Contact Us

We hope that you enjoyed all the benefits of Pumpkin Seed Oil. If you would like to see more of our bath and body recipes, then check out our other Free Classes & Recipes. We have quite a few recipes that include cosmetic oils just as useful as this one. Also, feel free to contact us on any of our social media pages. We have a Facebook page, as well as a Twitter and Instagram. For the latter two platforms you can find us with @ngscents.

 

Natures Garden sells our pumpkin seed oil for external use only. We do not sell them as food items. The information we provide above 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). Keep all oils out of reach of children and pets. Natures Garden accepts no responsibility (written or implied) for any products you make with our oils. All testing is the responsibility of the customer.

Dec
27

Foaming Body Scrub for Men Recipe


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Foaming Body Scrub for Men RecipeFoaming Body Scrub for Men Recipe

We have created numerous body scrub recipe.  However, after looking over our recipe box, we realized that none of our scrub recipes were geared towards men.  So, with men in mind, we thought we would create a recipe just for you.  Now, ladies, you can even make this layered scrub recipe for the man in your life.  After all, Valentine’s Day is right around the corner!  So, why not create this foaming body scrub for men recipe, scented with Black Tuxedo Fragrance Oil from Natures Garden!

Foaming Body Scrub for Men Recipe:  Ingredients Found at Natures Garden

COCONUT Oil-76
Meadowfoam Seed Oil
Mango Butter
Unrefined Shea Butter
Lanolin Oil USP
Macadamia Nut Oil
Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate- SCI
VITAMIN E OIL (Tocopherol T-50) Natural
Silky Emulsifying Wax
BEESWAX White Pastilles
Black Tuxedo Fragrance Oil
OPTIPHEN – Preservative
Titanium Dioxide Oil Dispersible
Activated Charcoal
VEGETABLE GLYCERIN
FUN Soap Colorant Ultramarine Blue
4 oz. Clear PET JAR
Black Dome Lid Smooth 58/400
Thermometer

Foaming Body Scrub for Men Recipe:  Other Supplies and Ingredients you Will Need

Mixing Bowls
Mixing Spoons
Spatula
Stove
Pots- for double boiler step
White Sugar
Scale

Foaming Body Scrub for Men Recipe: Total Recipe Weights and Amounts

121 grams Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate- SCI
110 grams Coconut Oil 76
113 grams Meadowfoam Seed Oil
62 grams Shea Butter Refined
74 grams Mango Butter
50 grams Silky Emulsifying Wax
12 grams White Beeswax
30 grams Macadamia Nut Oil
10 grams Lanolin Oil USP
20 grams Black Tuxedo Fragrance Oil
5 grams Optiphen Preservative
5 grams Vitamin E Oil
680 grams White Sugar
10 drops Ultramarine Blue FUN Soap Colorant
33 grams Vegetable Glycerin
2 grams Titanium Dioxide Oil Dispersible
5 grams Activated Charcoal

Foaming Body Scrub for Men Recipe: A Few Key Ingredients

First, we will talk about a few of these ingredients that we will be using today.  While there are many great butters and oils in this recipe, we will talk about the stars of this sugar scrub recipe.

Foaming Body Scrub for Men Recipe: Black Tuxedo Fragrance Oil

First, we will talk about Black Tuxedo Fragrance Oil.  This fragrance oil smells AMAZING in this scrub.  Ladies and gents, you cannot go wrong!  While it might not be a fragrance that the ladies will wear, they will love the way their men smell while wearing it.  So, what does the glorious Black Tuxedo Fragrance Oil smell like?

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is a modern, classy, sexy, complex blend of the following fragrance notes:  bergamot, lemon, silver fir, and geranium;  all sitting on intoxicating notes of woods, leather, and musk.  A man wearing this is sure to get attention! Natures Garden’s Black Tuxedo fragrance oil smells similar to the popular Polo Black fragrance on the market, but we are in no way associated with the company, nor do we suggest that our fragrance is an exact duplication.

Top Notes:  lemon, mandarin, fresh air, bergamot
Mid Notes:  jasmine, herbs, silver fir, geranium
Base Notes:  timber, patchouli, cedar, musk, amber, leather

Foaming Body Scrub for Men Recipe:  Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate

Next, let’s talk about SCI, also known as Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate!  This is a wonderful, fairly new product from Natures Garden.  If you haven’t heard about it, I consider this product as MUST try.  Our SCI comes in a granulated form.  It is an alternative to SLS.  It is a foaming and cleansing agent.  This is the ingredient that will give the scrub its foaming action.  In addition, you will love how it leaves your skin feeling.  It will feel soft, smooth, and refreshed!

Foaming Body Scrub for Men Recipe:  Activated Charcoal Powder

Now, let’s look a little closer at the activated charcoal powder used in our foaming body scrub for men recipe.  Activated charcoal is a product of burned hard woods. It provides a natural way to color your soap black.  Activated charcoal is also used as a detoxifying agent.  Activated charcoal is a natural odor absorber.

Foaming Body Scrub for Men Recipe:  Silky Emulsifying Wax

Silky emulsifying wax is the ingredient that allows us to create a blended mixture.  It also lets us be able create the layers.  If the emulsifying wax was not included, the oils would separate from the sugar.  Read on for a little bit more about this ingredient.  Silky Emulsifying Wax is a non-ionic emulsifying wax that has been developed for difficult systems. This plant based mixture of fatty alcohols and ethoxylated fatty alcohols will impart outstanding stability to a product. Silky Emulsifying Wax is self- emulsifying, highly stable in acidic and basic media, highly compatible with most cosmetic and pharmaceutical ingredients, white, low in odor and has a broad range of application potential. Low concentrations of Silky Emulsifying Wax will improve the consistency and stability of emulsions.

Foaming Body Scrub for Men Recipe:  Prior to Starting

Prior to starting this recipe, you will want to clean and sanitize your work area.  You will also want to do the same with the utensils and packaging materials.  We also suggest wearing gloves, a hair net, and an apron when preparing this body scrub recipe.

Foaming Body Scrub for Men Recipe: Prepare Your Double Boiler

As always, we will melt our oils, butters, and waxes using a double boiler.  Using a double boiler will allow the oils to melt slowly and prevent them from burning.  We will create this double boiler by adding a few inches of water to a large pot.  Then, we will heat the water and place a smaller pan, containing our oils, butters, and waxes, into the larger pot containing the water.  So, at this time, go ahead and place a larger pan of water on your stove.  Turn the heat on medium.  If we heat it now, it will be heated just in time to begin melting our oils.

Foaming Body Scrub for Men Recipe: Weigh Out Your Oils, Waxes, and Butters

Next, we will begin weighing out our waxes, oils, and butters.  So, place your smaller pot on your scale.  Then, add the following 110 grams Coconut Oil 76, 113 grams Meadowfoam Seed Oil, 62 grams Shea Butter Refined, 74 grams Mango Butter, 50 grams Silky Emulsifying Wax, 12 grams White Beeswax, 30 grams Macadamia Nut Oil, and 10 grams Lanolin Oil USP.

Foaming Body Scrub for Men Recipe: Melting Your Oils, Waxes, and Butters

Now, we will be melting your oils, waxes, and butters.  So, place your small pot in the larger pot on your stove.  Allow the contents to melt.  You will want to stir occasionally as they are melting.  Once they have completely melted, you can remove them from the heat.

Foaming Body Scrub for Men Recipe:  Preparing Your Colorants

While you are waiting for the waxes and butter to melt, you can begin preparing your colorants.  So, you will need two small bowls.  To your first bowl, add 5 grams of activated charcoal.  Then, to the same bowl, add 18 grams of vegetable glycerin.

 

Finally, mix the two together until the mixture is clump free.  Next, we will mix our titanium dioxide.  In a second small bowl, add 2 grams of your titanium dioxide oil dispersible and add 15 grams of your vegetable glycerin.  Finally, mix them together until the contents are clump free.  While we will also be coloring one layer blue, we do not need to mix this color.  This is because we will be using a blue FUN Soap Colorant.  FUN Soap Colorants are pigments dispersed in vegetable glycerin.  This means it is already mixed for you.  So, all we have to do is add it when we are ready for it. Go ahead and set

Foaming Body Scrub for Men Recipe:  Preparing Your Sugar

Another thing you can do while you are waiting is begin preparing your sugar.  We will also be adding sodium cocoyl isethionate also known as SCI.  SCI is the ingredient that creates the foam in this scrub recipe. It will leave your skin feeling soft and smooth.  So, in a deep mixing bowl, add 680 grams of your white sugar.  Also, add 120 grams of your SCI.  Finally, mix the two ingredients together and break up any clumps you find.

Foaming Body Scrub for Men Recipe: Adding Your Scent

There are a few more ingredients we will be adding.  You want to add the final ingredients when the temperature has dropped to 140 degrees Fahrenheit.  They will be added to the bowl containing the melted oils.  First, you will be adding your scent.  So, add 20 grams of Black Tuxedo Fragrance Oil.  Then, add 15 grams of Arrowroot Powder, 5 grams of Vitamin E Oil, and 5 grams of Optiphen Preservative.  Mix to incorporate the ingredients.  I would like to note, use caution with this step.  It is important that the preservative is added between 120 degrees Fahrenheit and 140 degrees Fahrenheit.  If it is added at too low of a temperature, you will not have a proper emulsion.  If the temperature is too high, you will burn the preservative off.

Foaming Body Scrub for Men Recipe:  Mixing Your Oils and Sugar

You can now begin mixing your oils and sugar mixture.  You will need the bowl containing sugar and SCI.  To the bowl containing your sugar, add the melted oils.  Then, mix them together.

 

Foaming Body Scrub for Men Recipe:  Separate Your Sugar Scrub Mixture

Now, we will need to separate your sugar scrub.  You will need to equally divide the body scrub into three bowls.  You will need about 440 grams of the scrub in each bowl.

Foaming Body Scrub for Men Recipe: Coloring Your Scrub

First, you will need the colorants you prepared earlier.  You will also need the Ultramarine Blue FUN Soap Colorant.  Add the titanium dioxide to one bowl and mix it into the scrub.  Then, add the activated charcoal to the next bowl.  Finally, to the third bowl, add about 10 drops of the blue soap colorant.  Once you have added and mixed in the colorants, allow the temperature to drop to room temperature.

Foaming Body Scrub for Men Recipe:  Adding Your Scrubs to the Jars

Finally, it is time to add the foaming body scrub to the jars.  So, you will need eight of the 4 ounce jars.  You can layer the scrub in whatever order you would like.  Personally, I found that I prefer the black layer on the bottom of the jar.  So, I will begin with that one.  Fill your jar one third of the way full with your black body scrub.  Next, add a layer of your white sugar scrub.  You want to fill the second third of the jar with the white scrub.  As you are filling your jars, be careful not to get the scrub on the walls of the jars.  If you do, you will be able to see it bleeding into the other layers.


Lastly, let’s add the final layer!  Add the blue layer of your body scrub to each jar.  After you have filled the remainder of each of the jars with the blue scrub, you are almost finished.  Once your jar is completely full, simply place a lid on top of each jar.  Then, your handmade body scrub for men is ready to use!

What is your favorite sugar scrub recipe?  Share your thoughts, pictures, and stories.  We absolutely love seeing what our customers can create with Natures Garden products.  Show us your pictures on Instagram or Twitter @ngscents.  You can also share on our Facebook page.  We hope that you have enjoyed creating this layered sugar scrub recipe as much as we have!

Dec
22

11 Ways to Use Macadamia Nut Oil


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Macadamia Nut Oil11 Ways to Use Macadamia Nut Oil

Macadamia nuts are not just for eating! Macadamias are grown in Australia, New Zealand and most notably in Hawaii. This oil is excellent for cooking, especially for frying as it has a low smoking point and is also good for a base in salad dressings. However, it is also a wonderful addition to cosmetics and bath and body products. The oil provides nourishment and emollient to dry, aging skin. It absorbs quickly, leaving you feeling soft and not greasy. Macadamia Nut Oil is high in Omega-6 and Omega-3 fatty acids. Those are good fatty acids that help the body out!  Macadamia Nut Oil also has high levels of antioxidants and because of this, it is not prone to rancidity. Below we have 10 ways to use Macadamia Nut Oil in some of our favorite recipes here at  Nature’s Garden. Most of us enjoy giving gifts to our friends and loved ones. Especially homemade gifts. Give a few of these recipes a try and create some amazing smelling bath and body products!  So below we have 11 ways to use macadamia nut oil in your cosmetic recipes. We hope you enjoy making them!

Sugar Plumb Bath Bomb Recipe11 Ways to Use Macadamia Nut Oil Sugar Plum Bath Bomb

Most kids don’t like taking baths. Add in a Sugar Plum Bath bomb and it will turn a boring, old bath into a colorful, fizzing bunch of fun! Any little girl would love to have one of these dropped into their bathtub and watch the water turn colors! Like most bath bombs, it’s fun and easy to make!  We made Macadamia Nut Oil our star of this bomb for some conditioning lather, a little diamond dust for some girly sparkle and our Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy fragrance oil, which inspired us to create this cool bath bomb, has woodsy scent of plums, strawberries, cherries and cinnamon. Your little girl’s bath time will definitely be “the bomb”.

Almond Body Cream Recipe11 Ways to Use Macadamia Nut Oil Almond body Cream Recipe

Almond lotion has been popular for quite a long time. It has a wonderful light, cherry fragrance and it absorbs nicely. What makes it even better is that you can make it in your own home and get the same benefits as the real deal! Our Almond Body Cream uses Sweet Almond Oil and Macadamia Nut Oil. They both are amazing at absorbing quickly into the skin leaving you feeling soft and non-greasy. The Almond Fragrance Oil is very reminiscent of the real thing! We are sure you will love this lotion and hope you give it try.

 

Blackberry Bling Bling Bubble Bars11 Ways to Use Macadamia Nut Oil Blackberry Bling Bling Bubble Bar Recipe

Next up is a popular recipe that uses just a few simple, natural ingredients to create a fun, sweet smelling bubble bar. Our Blackberry Bling Bling Bubble Bar uses baking soda, cream of tartar and cornstarch. You can’t get more simple than that! We’ve added Macadamia Nut Oil to give your skin some nourishment and hydration along with that conditioning lather that Macadamia Nut Oil is known for.  Our Blackberry Bling Bling Fragrance Oil adds a scent of juicy, fruity blackberries to the air. So plop one of these babies into your bath and enjoy the blackberry bubbles that will fill your tub.

 

Activated Charcoal Scrub11 Ways to Use Macadamia Nut Oil Activated Charcoal Scrub Recipe

Charcoal scrubs are so popular these days. They are used in all kinds of soaps, face scrubs, face masks and face peels. It is an amazing detoxify-er, which means it’s wonderful for those with oily skin and  acne sufferers. Activated charcoal is actually a product of burnt hardwoods. Who knew you could rub something like that on your face and have it be beneficial too!  It may seem harsh to rub charcoal on your face but actually, it’s a gentle exfoliation the will brighten up your skin. This Activated Charcoal Scrub is anything but harsh. With Shea Butter, Mango Butter and Macadamia Nut Oil as some of the added ingredients, you will have soft, smooth, refreshed-feeling skin when you are done. It’s also very economical to make and since they are such the rage, you can make some for your friends to.

 

Hot Fudge Brownies Cold Process Soap11 Ways to Use Macadamia Nut Oil Hot Fudge Brownies Cold Process Soap Recipe

Everybody who likes to buy or create homemade soap can always appreciate a unique recipe. That’s why this Hot Fudge Brownies Cold Process Soap is a good one to have on hand for that customer or family member who likes the “unique”. With our fragrance oil of Hot Fudge Brownies that truly smells like the real thing and some Cocoa Powder thrown in for a boost of even more chocolate scent, your bathroom will end up smelling like a bakery! This isn’t your ordinary brownie recipe though. It’s chock full of good-for-your-body ingredients like Cocoa Butter, Avocado Oil and Macadamia Nut Oil. Your skin will be soft, hydrated and nourished when you finish up bath time! You will probably be craving a couple of brownies by the time you’re done also!

 

Poppy Seed Cold Process Soap11 Ways to Use Macadamia Nut Oil Poppy Seed Cold Processed Soap Recipe

Most of us remember the artificial poppy flower being given to us on Veterans’s Day to honor those who have died during wartime. Or we also remember the poppy fields from The Wizard of Oz that caused Dorothy and her friends to fall asleep. However you remember the Poppy, we at Nature’s Garden have created a soap to commemorate that time.  Our Poppy Seed Cold Process Soap uses our Peppered Poppies fragrance oil which has a scent of cherries, oranges, cinnamon and vanilla. This recipe is vibrant red using our Fun Soap Colorant Tomato Red and with some poppy seeds to adds some exfoliation. We are sure you are going to want to try this on your next batch of soap making. This soap is also full of skin nourishing ingredients such as Cocoa Butter, Coconut Oil and of course Macadamia Nut Oil so your skin will be soft as a petal off of the Poppy flower and guaranteed to not cause you to fall asleep!

 

Mango Madness Lip Balm11 Ways to Use Macadamia Nut Oil Mango Madness Lip Balm Recipe

I love mangos! They are packed with some amazing nutrition, and their scent reminds me of summer and warm sandy beaches! Lip Balms are so quick and easy to make and I don’t know about you, but I have a tendency to lose mine left and right. Plus, everybody that lives in a cold climate is always in need of a few lip balms to have on hand. You honestly cannot have too many. This Mango Madness Lip Balm has lip-nourishing ingredients of beeswax, Mango Butter, Vitamin E and of course Macadamia Nut Oil. Even the ingredients sound tropical! Add little of the Kiss me Coral lip tint and use our Mango flavoring Oil for that burst of Mango that gives this lip balm its name. We hope you give this recipe a try because we are sure you will love having it as part of your lip balm recipe collection.

 

Glamour Girl Lotion recipe11 Ways to Use Macadamia Nut Oil Glamour girl Lotion Recipe

Lotion is such an important part of skin care. It starts with your soap or body wash, but in the end, it’s the lotion that seals the deal! Our Glamour Girl Lotion will do just that for you. It has cocoa butter, Jojoba Oil and Macadamia Nut Oil in it and those are just a few of the nourishing ingredients your skin craves to look healthy.  You  will feel soft, smooth and moisturized.  Our fragrance oil Couture Hotness, which is our rendition of Hot Couture, is what makes this lotion the glamour part of the recipe! You will smell like you just stepped out of a high-end spa after spending the day relaxing, when in reality you probably just stepped out of your shower at 5 A.M. and are heading to work! No matter, you will love this lotion!

 

shea lotion with herbal infusion11 Ways to Use Macadamia Nut Oil Shea Lotion with Herbal Infusion Recipe

We see this lotion pop up a lot in our blogs. There’s a good reason for that. It is an AWESOME lotion to have in your bath and body recipe file. It’s loaded with skin benefits from the herbal infusion of Hibiscus Flower Powder and Rosehips Powder. Both powders are high in antioxidants and are wonderful for dry, aging skin. With the added benefits of Meadowfoam Seed Oil and Macadamia Nut Oil, your skin will be happy that you decided to Shea Lotion with Herbal Infusion a try. Plus, the Peach Magnolia Raspberry fragrance oil will give your skin a light, floral scent with a touch of raspberry! We are sure you will love having this lotion on your skin and in your recipe box!

 

Lavender Cold Process Soap11 Ways to Use Macadamia Nut Oil Lavender Cold Process Soap Recipe

Lavender is a wonderful little herb. It’s known for aiding in relaxation, depression and anxiety. No wonder we see so much lavender used in bath and body products! Our Lavender Cold Process Soap recipe is no exception. With real dried lavender buds added to the purple, swirly batter that not only boosts the lavender smell but adds to the presentation it, we are sure this will be a wonderful recipe to add to your collection. Our Lavender Martini fragrance Oil adds a zesty lemon-orange scent, followed by the soft scent of lavender and bergamot. This soap is full of skin beneficial ingredients such as Mango Butter, Coconut Oil and Macadamia Nut Oil. Your skin will feel soft, conditioned and happy from the care you just gave it.

Foaming Body Scrub for men11 Ways to Use Macadamia Nut Oil Foaming Body Scrub for Men

Most of us think it is just the women who are into the scrubs and soaps. We forget that most men like god skin care and to smell good. So last, but never least, we have a Foaming Body Scrub for Men. It is actually has activated charcoal that is a wonderful exfoliate and detoxify-er for the skin. We’ve also used Macadamia Nut Oil for nourishment and a conditioning lather. Our Black Tuxedo fragrance oil that we have chosen for this recipe has a crisp, clean scent of lemons, bergamot and a hint of cedar. Create this scrub for a wonderful addition to your men’s line of bath and body products or just for the guy in your life!

11 Ways to Use Macadamia Nut Oil Other Ways to use Macadamia Oil

So there you have it! 11 ways to Use Macadamia Nut Oil. We hope you enjoy exploring the uses of this oil in our bath and body product recipes. As mentioned above, it is a very good oil to cook with and while Nature’s Garden sells Macadamia Nut oil strictly for cosmetic uses only, below are a couple of recipes using this wonderful oil and the actual macadamia nut in food.

First, a recipe from the Food Network.  It is a Sauteed Scampi in Macadamia Nut Oil you may like to try that uses this oil! While I haven’t tried it yet, it looks delicious. It might just be on my dinner menu for next week. Create and enjoy! Also, let us know how it tastes!  

If chicken is more your thing, you must try this Macadamia Nut Chicken.  I found this recipe on Genius Kitchen.  This particular recipe uses actual macadamia nuts.  This one I have tried!  It is delicious and was a hit with my family!  You will not be disappointed!

Have you tried creating one of these recipes or anything else from our web page? We have our customer show and tell page on our website at Natures Garden Candles that let’s you post a picture of your creation and also tells everyone a little about yourself!  You can also post your pictures on Natures Garden’s Facebook page or Instagram and Twitter @ngscents! So go ahead! Brag a little, we love seeing what you do and who our customers are!

Dec
20

Chocolate Covered Strawberries Lip Balm Recipe


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Chocolate Covered Strawberries Lip Balm Recipe

Today, we will prepare a chocolate covered strawberries lip balm recipe.  This lip gloss recipe is a layered lip balm that uses Natures Garden’s Strawberry Sorbet Flavor Oil and real chocolate to create the perfect Valentine’s Day lip balm.  Not only does it look adorable, but it smells and tastes amazing as well.

Chocolate Covered Strawberries Lip Balm Recipe: Ingredients Found at Natures Garden

BEESWAX White Pastilles
COCONUT Oil-76
SHEA BUTTER
COCOA BUTTER Golden Natural
VITAMIN E OIL (Tocopherol T-50) Natural
Flavoring- Strawberry Sorbet
Dark Chocolate Wafers
Disposable Pipettes
10 ml Clear Jars with Clear Lids
Lip Tints- Red Hot Momma

Chocolate Covered Strawberries Lip Balm Recipe: Other Equipment You Will Need

Scale
Mixing Bowl
Mixing Spoon
Pots (2 for double boiler)
Microwave

Chocolate Covered Strawberries Lip Balm Recipe:  Cocoa Butter Golden Natural

This particular cocoa butter is not deodorized; meaning that it has a chocolate-like aroma.  Cocoa butter is a very hard, saturated fat. It is considered a luxury butter that is used in lotions, lip balms, lip gloss, scrubs, massage bars, soaps, and other bath and body products.

 

Chocolate Covered Strawberries Lip Balm Recipe:  White Beeswax

Wax extracted from the honeycomb of a bee hive, and filtered.   No chemicals used to bleach this beeswax; it was naturally bleached by exposure to sunlight and air.  Beeswax is used in candle making, cosmetics, and toiletries.

Chocolate Covered Strawberries Lip Balm Recipe:  Coconut Oil 76

Coconut oil is one of the primary oils soapmakers use in their soaps.  However, it is also very popular in lip balm.  There are many types of coconut oil.  Most of the coconut oil sold and used is a melt point of 76 degrees, but there is a hydrogenated type that melts at 92 degrees.

Shea ButterChocolate Covered Strawberries Lip Balm Recipe:  Shea Butter

Shea butter is moisturizing and nourishing to the skin.  When used in soap making, shea butter will add a wonderful creamy lather, great conditioning properties, and some hardness to your soap. Shea butter is used in lip balms, lip gloss, soaps, lotions, scrubs, and other bath and body products.

Chocolate Covered Strawberries Lip Balm Recipe:  Vitamin E Oil

(Tocopherol T-50)-  The purest form of natural vitamin E available (from plant sources only). This is not tocopherol acetate (the form found in many vitamin E capsules).  Vitamin E is required in most cosmetic formulations in very small amounts  in order to prevent oils from oxidizing.  When fixed oils oxidize, they develop a very rancid smell, and can turn your products brown in color, which will ruin your finished products.  Prevent this from occurring by adding vitamin E to your formulations.

Chocolate Covered Strawberries Lip Balm Recipe:  Strawberry Sorbet Flavor Oil

The sweet delicious aroma of strawberry sorbet.  Not only does it smell like the real thing, it also tastes like the real thing.  For use in lip balms, massage oils, body sprays, perfumes, bath and body products, and pet bath products.

Chocolate Covered Strawberries Lip Balm Recipe:  Dark Chocolate Wafers

Dark chocolate wafers can be used in a variety of bath and body products.  You can use it, of course, in lip balm.  However, it can also be used in products like massage bars.

Chocolate Covered Strawberries Lip Balm Recipe: Total Recipe Weights and Amounts

26 grams White Beeswax
48 grams Coconut Oil 76
20 grams Shea Butter
24 grams Cocoa Butter-Golden Natural
2 grams Vitamin E Oil
20 drops Strawberry Sorbet Flavoring Oil
3 Dark Chocolate Wafers
5 drops Red Hot Momma Lip Tint

Chocolate Covered Strawberries Lip Balm Recipe: Creating a Double Boiler

Now, it is very important that you melt your oils slowly.  To do this, you need to melt them in a double boiler.  This will keep them from getting over cooked from the direct heat.  So, you will need to place a few inches of water in a pot on medium heat.  Once you weigh out your oils, you will place them in a smaller pot.  Your smaller pot will then be placed inside your larger pot.

Chocolate Covered Strawberries Lip Balm Recipe: Preparing Your Lip Balm Pots

In addition to creating a double boiler prior to starting, you also want to have your lip balm pots prepared.  Clean and sanitize your lip balm pots and place them out in front of you.  Set the lids aside, for now.  When creating this recipe, you will need a total of 10 pots.

Chocolate Covered Strawberries Lip Balm Recipe: Prepare the Strawberry Lip Balm

First we will prepare the strawberry lip balm.  This will be the bottom layer of your chocolate covered strawberries lip balm.  We will add flavor oil as well as color to this layer.  It will be flavored with Strawberry Sorbet Flavoring from Nature’s Garden.

Chocolate Covered Strawberries Lip Balm Recipe: Recipe Weights for the Strawberry Layer

13 grams White Beeswax
24 grams Coconut Oil 76
10 grams Shea Butter
12 grams Cocoa Butter-Golden Natural
1 gram Vitamin E Oil
20 drops Strawberry Sorbet Flavoring Oil
5 drops Red Hot Momma Lip Tint

Chocolate Covered Strawberries Lip Balm Recipe: Weighing the Ingredients for the Strawberry Layer

First, we will be weighing the ingredients for the strawberry layer.  So, in a small pot, weigh out 13 grams of the white beeswax, 24 grams of your coconut oil 76,10 grams of your shea butter, and 12 grams of the golden natural cocoa butter.

Chocolate Covered Strawberries Lip Balm Recipe: Melting the Ingredients for the Strawberry Layer

Then, use the double boiler you created to melt the oil, wax, and butters.  You want to stir the contents of the pot occasionally so that they do not overheat.  Since it is a small amount, the ingredients should melt pretty quickly.

Chocolate Covered Strawberries Lip Balm Recipe: Adding the Color and Flavor Oil

Once everything is melted, we will be adding the color and flavor oil.  So, we will need our Natures Garden Strawberry Sorbet Flavoring along with our Red Hot Momma Lip Tint.  We will also be adding the vitamin E oil.  Next, add 20 drops of the Strawberry Sorbet Flavor Oil and 5 drops of the Red Hot Momma.  Then, add 1 gram of your natural vitamin e oil.  Finally, stir to incorporate all of the ingredients.

Chocolate Covered Strawberries Lip Balm Recipe: Putting the Strawberry Lip Balm into the Jars

When putting the strawberry lip balm into the jars, we will only be filling them about halfway.  This recipe will create about 10 of the 10 ml lip balm containers.  So, use a disposable pipette to fill half of the 10 ml lip balm container.  Allow the strawberry layer of your lip balm to setup before moving to the next step.

Chocolate Covered Strawberries Lip Balm Recipe: Prepare the Chocolate Lip Balm

Next, we will prepare the chocolate lip balm layer.  This layer will be poured directly on top of the strawberry lip balm layer.  This layer however, will be flavored with real chocolate instead of a lip balm flavoring.

 

Chocolate Covered Strawberries Lip Balm Recipe: Recipe Weights for the Chocolate Layer

13 grams White Beeswax
24 grams Coconut Oil 76
10 grams Shea Butter
12 grams Cocoa Butter-Golden Natural
1 gram Vitamin E Oil

3 Dark Chocolate Wafers

Chocolate Covered Strawberries Lip Balm Recipe: Weighing the Ingredients for the Chocolate Layer

First, we will need to weigh out a few of our ingredients.  So, in a small bowl weigh out 13 grams of your white beeswax, 24 grams of your coconut oil 76, 10 grams of the shea butter, and finally, 12 grams of the golden natural cocoa butter.The remaining ingredients will be added after the oils, butters, and waxes are melted.

Chocolate Covered Strawberries Lip Balm Recipe: Melting the Ingredients for the Chocolate Layer

Next, you will, once again, use a double boiler to melt the ingredients.  So, fill your larger pan with a few inches of water.  Then, place your weighed out ingredients into a smaller pot.  Finally, place your smaller pot inside your larger pot and begin melting your ingredients.  You will want to stir occasionally until all of your oils, butters, and waxes are melted.

Chocolate Covered Strawberries Lip Balm Recipe: Adding the Chocolate

Now, you will be adding the chocolate.  So, to the pot containing your oils and butters, add the three dark chocolate wafers.  Then, slowly mix them into your melted lip balm.  This will give your lip balm both a chocolate taste and aroma.  In addition, add 1 gram of Vitamin E Oil and stir.

Chocolate Covered Strawberries Lip Balm Recipe: Putting the Chocolate Lip Balm into the Jars

Next, use a disposable pipette to fill the remaining portion of the lip balm container.  You do not want to fill the lip balm container completely.  Since the lid indents slightly, you want to make sure you allow for that.  Once you have filled your container with the chocolate lip balm, allow it to setup.  When your lip balm has set up, place a lid on top.

Chocolate Covered Strawberries Lip Balm Recipe: Using Your Lip Balm

Once your lip balm has setup, it is ready to use right away.  Your lip balm will begin with the chocolate lip balm.  Once you have used the top layer, you will then make your way to the strawberry lip balm.

In addition, why not make your own chocolate covered strawberries.  Chocolate covered strawberries are one of my favorite treats.  Here is a recipe for chocolate dipped strawberries from Betty Crocker.  They look amazing!  I might just be making these this weekend!

We hope that you love this Valentines Day lip balm as much as we do!  Share your Valentine’s Day creations with us.  Post your pics on our Twitter or Instagram pages @ngscents.  You can also share your pictures on our Facebook page.

Dec
19

Meadowfoam Seed Oil Benefits


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Meadowfoam Seed Oil BenefitsMeadowfoam Seed Oil Benefits

Since you are creating your own homemade bath and body recipes, you can tailor your products to fit your exact needs. The only thing is that you can’t create products that don’t fit your needs without learning about the properties of your chosen cosmetic oil. Each of the cosmetic oils available at Natures Garden contains different kinds of nutrients. Each of the different types of cosmetic oil will be able to nourish your body in a variety of ways. If you understand the ways that your oils can care for your body, then you will be able to chose the perfect cosmetic ingredients for your bath and body product. So, we are going to share the Meadowfoam Seed Oil Benefits that you can use in your homemade products. 

Meadowfoam Seed Oil Benefits: Origins of This Cosmetic OilMeadowfoam Seed Oil Benefits: Origins of This Cosmetic Oil

This lovely cosmetic ingredient comes from the Meadowfoam plant. Not only does plant lead to an amazing cosmetic oil, but this is a lovely plant with very pretty flowers! In fact, you can grow your very own beautiful Meadowfoam Seed Oil flowers at home. If you would like to grow this plant at home, then you can check out the How to grow White Meadowfoam article by Folia. This article is perfect for getting tips and advice on how to perfectly grow this lovely plant at home.

Meadowfoam Seed Oil Benefits for Your Bath and Body Products

Of course, you can use this amazing cosmetic oil to create your very own homemade cosmetic products. Each of the lovely cosmetic ingredients have a unique set of properties that can be used to create skin-loving products. Some cosmetic oils are more conditioning then others and others are perfect for those with sensitive skin. So, we are going to share the properties that Meadowfoam Seed Oil will have for a variety of bath and body products. This allows you to perfectly craft the cosmetic products that will be the best to care for your body!

Meadowfoam Seed Oil Benefits for Making Hair ConditionerMeadowfoam Seed Oil Benefits for Making Hair Conditioner

This lovely cosmetic oil is perfect for making your own homemade hair conditioner products. The nutrients that are contained in Meadowfoam Seed Oil will create a gorgeous hair conditioning recipe that is perfect for both your hair and scalp. This oil is able to sink down into the follicle of hair to nourish and strengthen the root of the hair and moisturizing the skin. Also, the oil is able to strengthen, soften, and care for your long, gorgeous locks of hair. So, this lovely cosmetic oil is able to nourish your hair from the root all the way down to the ends. So, this strong conditioning property is sure to both reduce the possibility of dandruff and lead to longer, healthier locks of hair!  You can use our perfectly crafted Hair Conditioner Recipe For Dark Hair to include this delightful cosmetic oil into your hair care regimen.

Meadowfoam Seed Oil Benefits for Cold Process Soap RecipesMeadowfoam Seed Oil Benefits for Cold Process Soap Recipes

Also, you can use this delightful cosmetic oil to create homemade cold process soap making. If you are looking for a moisturizing, skin-loving bar of soap, than this is a great oil to include in your recipes! In fact, this cosmetic oil can be used to superfat soap. These lovely properties Further, this cosmetic ingredient is perfect for increasing the life of your fragrance oil. Also, this cosmetic oil is amazing for resisting oxidation and isn’t prone to rancidity. This means that your soap is likely to have a longer shelf life. If you’d like to try out this ingredient, then you can try either our Wine Cold Process Soap Recipe or the Energize Cold Process Soap Recipe.

Meadowfoam Seed Oil Benefits for Making Lotions and ScrubsMeadowfoam Seed Oil Benefits for Making Lotions and Scrubs

Another fun way that you can use this wonderful cosmetic oil is to create great skin conditioning products, like lotions, scrubs, or body creams. In fact, this cosmetic oil is a perfect way for you to care for your skin. First of all, this cosmetic lotion ingredient is able to sink into the skin very quickly. This means that you won’t be left a greasy feeling on your skin, but you will gain all the benefits of a very moisturizing lotion. This cosmetic oil could help repair the most dry, damaged skin in almost no time at all!  You can use this lovely cosmetic oil to craft some moisturizing and skin-loving products, like our Pumpkin Sugar Scrub Recipe and our Shea Lotion with Herbal Infusion Recipe.

Meadowfoam Seed Oil Benefits for Creating Lip Care ProductsMeadowfoam Seed Oil Benefits for Creating Lip Care Products

Obviously, you will want your lip care to be perfectly moisturizing that will leave your lips feeling gorgeously smooth. Creating luscious lip care products is just another wonderful way to use this cosmetic oil. Meadowfoam Seed Oil is full of nutrients that will soothe even the most dry, cracked lips. You are going to love the way this oil glides and feel of your lip balm during application. But, you are going to love the feeling of your lips after using this cosmetic oil even more! If you would like to try out this lovely cosmetic oil in your own lip care products, then you can try out our Honey Vanilla Lip Balm Recipe.

Meadowfoam Seed Oil Benefits for Bath ProductsMeadowfoam Seed Oil Benefits for Bath Products

Another delightful way to use this cosmetic oil is to create bath products, like bath bombs, bath fizzies, or bath melts. These wonderful diy bath recipes are perfect for bringing  a bit of self care into your life. Not only do you get the chance to sit back and relax in the bathtub, but your skin will be able to get moisturized and nourished without any of the effort. This will leave your skin and your nerves feeling absolutely perfect. Further, this cosmetic oil is especially amazing for bath bombs! Not only is this fun product fizzy and beautiful, but it is wonderful for your skin. If you would like to try Meadowfoam Seed Oil in a bath bomb, then you may want to try out our lovely Bubbling Bath Bomb Recipe.

Meadowfoam Seed Oil Benefits for Your Body

Not only will this cosmetic oil benefit your homemade bath and body products, but the lovely Meadowfoam Seed Oil is moisturizing, nourishing, and great for your body. So, this cosmetic oil is perfect for creating bath and body products that really care for your skin and hair. While every cosmetic oil that we carry benefits the body in some way, each is unique and provides different properties. These properties don’t only impact the quality of your homemade products, but determine the effect this cosmetic oil has on your body. So, let’s determine whether this cosmetic oil is perfect for your needs. We can do this by going over some of the benefits this oil has for your skin and hair, which can help you figure out which oils that your body needs the most!

Meadowfoam Seed Oil Benefits for Conditioning the SkinMeadowfoam Seed Oil Benefits for Conditioning the Skin

Firstly, this delightful cosmetic oil is perfect for moisturizing your skin. This cosmetic ingredient contains nutrients that will provide you with healthier skin. Further, this cosmetic oil is similar to our body’s natural oils. This means that this cosmetic oil is better suited to care for the skin. Plus, this similarity allows Meadowfoam Seed Oil to absorb deep down into the skins very quickly. Meaning that this oil’s nutrients will be able to be utilized quicker than normal. Also, this similarity will make sure that this oil doesn’t leave a greasy feeling on the skin, which is prevented by the cosmetic oil sinking into the skin. So, this cosmetic oil provides you with all the beneficial nutrients without any annoyances.

Meadowfoam Seed Oil Benefits for Moisturizing the FaceMeadowfoam Seed Oil Benefits for Moisturizing the Face

Further, you can use this wonderful cosmetic oil to nourish and care for your face. While many cosmetic oil are great for conditioning your skin, this cosmetic oil is one of the few that is perfect for the sensitive skin of your face. This cosmetic oil is very similar to your skin’s natural oils. This makes Meadowfoam Seed Oil a great oil for caring for your face, which it can do without any of the drawbacks. So, this cosmetic oil won’t clog your pores or lead to any nasty break outs. This leaves you with gorgeous, nourished skin that is clear and beautiful.

Meadowfoam Seed Oil Benefits for Reducing BlackheadsMeadowfoam Seed Oil Benefits for Reducing Blackheads

Also, you can use this cosmetic oil to create more clear, clean skin. Meadowfoam Seed Oil is known to help break down blackheads. This oil is able to sink down into your pores and help your body remove these pesky impurities. The cosmetic oil is thought to break down the blackheads that clog your pores and allow your skin to remove these undesirable impurities. So, this wonderful cosmetic ingredient would be perfect for including in your typical skin care regimen.

Meadowfoam Seed Oil Benefits for Soothing SkinMeadowfoam Seed Oil Benefits for Soothing Skin

Not only is this cosmetic oil great for moisturizing your skin, but this lovely cosmetic oil can be used to soothe irritated skin. This cosmetic oil has anti-inflammatory properties that are perfect for reducing inflammation related skin issues, like eczema. The nutrients in this cosmetic oil have been known to soothe the itching and burning that comes with these skin issues. Also, this cosmetic oil has been said to reduce redness, too. So, this is a perfect to add to your homemade inflammation remedies.

Meadowfoam Seed Oil Benefits for Reducing Signs of AgingMeadowfoam Seed Oil Benefits for Reducing Signs of Aging

One wonderful beneficial property that this cosmetic oil can provide is reducing signs of aging in the skin. Since this delightful cosmetic oil is perfect for moisturizing the skin, this oil is able to sink into the skin quickly to nourish the skin. This cosmetic ingredient will provide your deep layers of skin with amazing nutrients, like Vitamin E and antioxidants. Furthermore, this cosmetic oil is great for balancing the production of sebum, which is a natural oil that your body creates, to perfectly moisturize your skin. aging This will provide your skin with the nutrients you need to rejuvenate and reduce wrinkles.

Meadowfoam Seed Oil Benefits for Reducing Stretch Marks and ScarsMeadowfoam Seed Oil Benefits for Reducing Stretch Marks and Scars

Further, this lovely cosmetic oil has been known to reduce the visibility of stretch marks and scars. Since this cosmetic ingredient is full of wonderful nutrients for the skin, it is perfect for helping the damaged skin heal. Overtime, even permanent skin damage will begin to fade. But, these added nutrients, like Vitamin E, can help your marks fade faster than your skin normally would. So, adding Meadowfoam Seed Oil to recipes used for your skin will allow you to add these extra nutrients directly to this damaged skin and lead to a lighter mark overtime.

Meadowfoam Seed Oil Benefits for Healthy HairMeadowfoam Seed Oil Benefits for Healthy Hair

Another benefit of this cosmetic oil is nourishing the hair. This cosmetic oil is perfect for creating hair that looks and feels absolutely healthy. The nutrients in this cosmetic ingredient will provide your hair with a gorgeous shine and a softer feel. Plus, this cosmetic oil is perfect for nourishing your scalp and leading to healthier hair from root to end. So,, this is a perfect oil to add to your daily hair care routine.

Meadowfoam Seed Oil Benefits for Thickening EyelashesMeadowfoam Seed Oil Benefits for Thickening Eyelashes

Not only is this lovely cosmetic oil great for creating healthy hair, but Meadowfoam Seed Oil is great for making your eyelashes thicker, too. The nutrients that are in is this delightful cosmetic oil are perfect for your lashes. This oil will lead you to  bolder, healthier, lashes that are even more beautiful. These extra conditioning and nutrients will lead to lashes that are longer and thicker. So, this is the perfect cosmetic ingredient for creating a homemade eyelash growth serum.

Meadowfoam Seed Oil Benefits: Contact UsMeadowfoam Seed Oil Benefits: Contact Us

We hope that you enjoy this cosmetic oil as much as we do. If have used Meadowfoam Seed Oil in your own cosmetic oils, then we would love to hear about your experience. Also, you can check out all of our bath and body products that contain this cosmetic oil on our Meadowfoam Seed Oil page of the website. Additionally, you can find us easily on social media, like Facebook. Also, you can use @ngscents to find us on Twitter or Instagram. Hope to hear from your soon!

Dec
18

Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe


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Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap RecipeChocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe

Today, we will be showing your how to make Natures Garden’s Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe.  This free soap making tutorial uses melt and pour soap and whipped soap base.  You will learn how to make a jelly roll soap with raspberry embeds and a white chocolate drizzle.  In addition, we will scent the melt and pour soap with Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Fragrance Oil.

Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Ingredients Found at Natures Garden

Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap
Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap
Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Fragrance Oil
Organic Cocoa Powder
Ultramarine Violet FUN Soap Colorant
FUN Soap Colorant Neon Pink
FUN Soap Colorant Tomato Red
Whipped Soap Base
Vegetable Glycerin
Vanilla White Color Stabilizer
8 oz.  Clear Bullet Bottle
24/410 White Fine Mist Sprayer

Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Other Ingredients and Equipment You Will Need

Mixing Bowls
Mixing Spoons
Rubbing Alcohol
Hand Mixer
Knife
Cutting Board
Microwave
Cake Pan
Wax Paper
Raspberries Mold (www.flexiblemolds.com)

Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Fragrance OilChocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Fragrance Oil

First, let’s look at the fragrance oil we will be using.  This melt and pour soap recipe uses Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Fragrance Oil.  What does Natures Garden’s chocolate raspberry drizzle scent smell like?

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is a decadent treat that is sure to please. A rich dark chocolate accord surrounds luscious ripe raspberry tones for the fragrance signature. Green stem notes create natural appeal for the fruit character, while a generous base of velvet musk and sweet vanilla completes the yummy sensation.  An NG Original Fragrance!

Top Notes:  ripe raspberry, green stems
Mid Notes: dark chocolate
Base Notes: vanilla, musk

Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Raspberry EmbedsChocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Raspberry Embeds

Now, let’s begin preparing our melt and pour soap.  First, you will need to prepare your raspberry embeds.  These embeds will be used to top our chocolate raspberry drizzle rolled mp soap. Once you have prepared them, set them aside, we will use them at the very end of this recipe.  However, since they need time to setup, we will prepare them first.

Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Total Recipe Amounts for Raspberries

150 grams Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap
7 grams Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Fragrance Oil
7 grams Vanilla White Color Stabilizer
2 drops Ultramarine Violet FUN Soap Colorant
2 drops Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant
3 drops Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant

Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Melt and Pour SoapChocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Melt and Pour Soap

Now, begin by weighing out your Natures Garden Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap.  In a small mixing bowl, weigh out 150 grams of the clear mp soap base.  Melt the soap in 30 second intervals until the soap is in a fluid state.

Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Adding Your Fragrance Oil and Color

Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Adding Your Fragrance Oil and ColorNext, you will be adding your fragrance oil and color.  So, with your clear soap in a liquid state, add 7 grams Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Fragrance Oil, 7 grams Vanilla White Color Stabilizer, 2 drops Ultramarine Violet FUN Soap Colorant, 2 drops Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant, and 3 drops Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant.  Finally, mix to incorporate the fragrance oil and FUN Soap Colorants.

Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Pouring Your Soap Into the MoldChocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Pouring Your Soap Into the Mold

Once you have colored and scented your soap, you will be pouring your soap into the mold.  For this soap recipe, we used a mold from flexiblemolds.com.  It is their Raspberries/Blackberries Soap & Candle Mold.  So, pour your melted soap into the cavities of this mold.  Then, spray the soap with rubbing alcohol to release any air bubbles.  Lastly, allow them to setup before removing them from the molds.

Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Brown SoapChocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Brown Soap

In this next step, you will prepare your brown soap.  This soap will later be coated with whipped soap base and rolled, in the same manner, you would roll a jelly roll or cake roll.  You will need a pan lined with either a silicone baking mat, parchment paper, or wax paper.  Lining your pan prior to pouring the soap will make it much easier to remove from the pan once it sets up.  Since we are using fragrance oil, you will want to use a pan that is specifically for soap making.

Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Total Recipe Amounts for the Brown Soap

800 grams Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap
40 grams Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Fragrance Oil
40 grams Vanilla White Color Stabilizer
5 grams Organic Cocoa Powder
59 grams Vegetable Glycerin

Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Brown Melt and Pour SoapChocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Brown Melt and Pour Soap

Your first step is to prepare your brown melt and pour soap.  We will once again be using Natures Garden’s Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap.  So, weigh out 800 grams of the clear mp soap base.  You want to melt the soap for 30 seconds at a time until it is melted.  You want to be careful not to overheat the soap base.

Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Brown Soap ColorantChocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Brown Soap Colorant

Now, you will want to prepare your brown soap colorant.  This can be done while you are waiting for your soap to melt.  You will need a very small bowl, vegetable glycerin and Natures Garden’s organic cocoa powder.  In your bowl, weigh out 5 grams of cocoa powder.  Then, add 19 grams of vegetable glycerin.  Mix until you no longer see any clumps of powder.  By dispersing the cocoa powder in vegetable glycerin, you will be able to easily and smoothly mix it into your soap base.

Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Adding Your Fragrance Oil and ColorantChocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Adding Your Fragrance Oil and Colorant

Next, you will need be adding your fragrance oil and colorant.  We will also be adding some vegetable glycerin.  Adding vegetable glycerin will give the soap flexibility so it can be rolled in a later step.  So, when your clear soap is in a liquid state, add 40 grams of vegetable glycerin, the brown cocoa powder colorant you prepared, 40 grams Vanilla White Color Stabilizer, and 40 grams of Natures Garden Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Fragrance Oil.  When you have the ingredients added, mix thoroughly to ensure everything is completely blended.

Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Pouring Your Brown SoapChocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Pouring Your Brown Soap

Once everything is mixed together, you are ready to begin pouring your brown soap.  The brown soap will be poured into the wax paper lined pan you prepared.  So, pour your melted brown soap slowly into your pan.  Once you have poured the soap, spray it with rubbing alcohol to release any air bubbles.  Then, let the soap setup and remove it from the pan. Set it aside for the moment, you will come back to it in a later step.

Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Soap FrostingChocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Soap Frosting

Now, you will prepare your soap frosting.  Once it is prepared, we will spread it on our brown soap before rolling it up.  In addition, a small amount of the soap base will be placed across the top of the soap loaf to hold the raspberries in place.  The soap frosting will consist of both mp soap and whipped soap base.  By adding melt and pour soap to the whipped soap, it will allow the whipped soap to harden while maintaining a whipped frosting look.  If you added strictly whipped soap base, the whipped soap would remain soft and your soap roll would not stay together.  You will need to move quickly through the next few steps.  The whipped soap, once mixed with the melt an pour soap, will setup pretty fast.

Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Total Recipe Amounts for the Whipped Soap

400 grams Whipped Soap Base
400 grams Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap Base
40 grams  Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Fragrance Oil
40 grams Vanilla White Color Stabilizer
3 drops Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant
2 drops Ultramarine Violet FUN Soap Colorant
6 drops Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant
40 grams Vegetable Glycerin

Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Whipped Soap BaseChocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Whipped Soap Base

First, you will prepare your whipped soap base.  The whipped soap base is what gives the pink filling the fluffy frosting-like consistency.  So, you will want to prepare your whipped soap in a very deep mixing bowl.  Once you have your bowl out, prepare your hand mixer.  Then, in your deep mixing bowl, weigh out 400 grams of NG’s Whipped Soap Base.

Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Adding Fragrance Oil and Pink ColorantChocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Adding Fragrance Oil and Pink Colorant

Now, before you add your melt and pour soap, you will be adding fragrance oil and pink colorant.  You will also be adding vegetable glycerin.  So, to the bowl with your whipped soap base add 40 grams Vegetable Glycerin, 40 grams Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Fragrance Oil, 40 grams Vanilla White Color Stabilizer, 3 drops Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant, 2 drops Ultramarine Violet FUN Soap Colorant, and 6 drops Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant.  Finally, use your hand mixer to blend all of the ingredients.  You will want to continue to mix until you have a fluffing frosting-like consistency.  Set this bowl aside, you will come back to it in just a minute.

Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Prepare Your MP Soap BaseChocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Prepare Your MP Soap Base

Next, we will be preparing some diamond clear melt and pour soap base.  This soap base will be added to this whipped soap base.  So, weigh out and melt 400 grams if your clear melt and pour soap base in the microwave.  Remember to melt the soap in 30 second intervals.  Once it is in a liquid state we will begin putting our whipped soap base together.

Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Finishing Your Soap FrostingChocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Finishing Your Soap Frosting

The final step in finishing soap frosting is putting everything together.  Remember earlier when I said you would need to move quickly?  This is where it starts.  Once you add your melt and pour soap base to the pink whipped soap, you will need to quickly move so your can create you soap jelly roll before it sets up.  So, at this time, go ahead and add you melted soap to the bowl containing your pink whipped soap.  Then, use a hand mixer to blend it to a whipped soap frosting.

Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Putting Everything TogetherChocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Putting Everything Together

Now, we will begin putting everything together.  You will need everything in front of you.  I highly recommend placing your brown soap on a piece of wax paper or parchment paper.  You will also need the soap raspberries you prepared earlier and your soap frosting.

Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Adding Your Soap FrostingChocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Adding Your Soap Frosting

Your first step will be adding your soap frosting.  You want to spread your soap frosting across the entire surface of the brown soap.  Do this, in the same manner, you would if you were frosting a cake.  However, you do want to leave about 40 grams of whipped soap in your bowl, we will use this portion to top the loaf once it is rolled.

Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Rolling Your Soap LoafChocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Rolling Your Soap Loaf

Finally, you will be rolling your soap loaf.  Place your soap in front of you vertically.  Then, begin rolling the soap like you would a jelly roll.  Once you have rolled your soap completely, remove any extra whipped soap you find along any edges.

Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Adding Whipped ToppingChocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Adding Whipped Topping

Lastly, we will be adding a few finishing touches.  This will include both the whipped soap base and the raspberry embeds.  First, you will need the remaining whipped soap frosting.  If needed you should be able to heat it one time for about 15 seconds so it will be easier to work with.  However, you will only be able to do this one.  Next, spray the top of the rolled soap loaf with rubbing alcohol so that your whipped soap will adhere better.  Then, place the pink soap frosting across the top.

Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Adding Your Raspberry EmbedsChocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Adding Your Raspberry Embeds

Finally, we will be adding your raspberry embeds.  Place the raspberry embeds directly on top of your whipped soap.  I used all but a few of mine but definitely would have had room for all of them had I placed my raspberries closer together.  Go ahead and add your raspberry embeds to your soap loaf.  Then, if need be, use a clean paper towel or cloth to wipe off any extra soap base on the brown soap before moving on.

Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Adding Your White Chocolate DrizzleChocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Adding Your White Chocolate Drizzle

Your very last finishing touch will be adding your white chocolate drizzle.  The drizzle will be created using Natures Garden’s Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap.  The soap base will be scented but uncolored.  This is the final step and is done right before you begin slicing your soap.

Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Total Recipe Amounts for the White Soap:

40 grams Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap
2 grams Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Fragrance Oil
2 grams Vanilla White Color Stabilizer

Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Preparing Your White SoapChocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Preparing Your White Soap

So, in a small mixing bowl, you will be preparing your white soap.  Weigh out and melt 40 grams of your mp soap base.  Then, 2 grams Natures Garden’s Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Fragrance Oil and 2 grams Vanilla White Color Stabilizer.  Then, stir to incorporate the fragrance oil.  Lastly, use a spoon to drizzle your soap loaf.  Allow it to setup, then slice your soap.

I hope that you have enjoyed creating this project with us!  I thoroughly enjoyed creating it for you!  In fact, this is probably my absolute favorite soap I have ever created here at Natures Garden.  I was inspired by an actual food recipe I found on Pinterest.  I will most definitely be creating this raspberry chocolate Swiss roll this weekend.  You must check it out!  If you have already tried it let me know what you think on our Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook page.

Dec
14

Champagne Pear CP Soap Cupcakes Recipe


This entry was posted in cold process soap, Fragrance Oils, Natures Garden, Soap making supplies, Valentines Day Recipe on by .

Champagne Pear CP Soap Cupcakes RecipeChampagne Pear CP Soap Cupcakes Recipe

Not only is the new year right around the corner, Valentine’s Day is not that far away either.  So, whether you love champagne to bring in the new year or prefer having a glass with your loved one during a romantic candle lit dinner, you are sure to love this cold process soap recipe.  This soap cupcake uses a swirled soap frosting that is topped with a pear melt and pour embed.  And as awesome as that is, what’s even better, it’s scented with Natures Garden’s Champagne Pear Fragrance Oil.  After creating the Champagne Pear CP Soap Cupcakes Recipe, this champagne scent happens to be by new favorite fragrance oil.

Champagne Pear CP Soap Cupcakes Recipe:  Champagne Pear Fragrance Oil

Our Champagne Pear CP Soap Cupcakes Recipe uses, what else, champagne pear scent.  So, are you wondering how this scented oil smells?  Champagne Pear Fragrance Oil by Natures Garden is an effervescent blend of citrus and melon notes that are accented with crisp greens to create a champagne accent for this fruity scent. Orchard pear and fresh apple balance at the heart of the fragrance, while a hint of apple blossom creates texture for the fruity accord. Luxurious musk undertones soften the blend.  An NG Original Fragrance!

In addition, if this leaves you craving the real thing, why not try a champagne pear cocktail.  This cocktail blends both the champagne and pear in an actual drink.  So, while you can’t drink the actual fragrance oil, here is a champagne pear recipe that you can drink.

Champagne Pear CP Soap Cupcakes Recipe:  Ingredients Found at Natures Garden

Lye
Safflower Oil
Unrefined Shea Butter
Meadowfoam Seed Oil
Mango Butter
Fractionated Coconut Oil
Sunflower Oil
Lanolin Oil Liquid USP
Avocado Oil
Champagne Pear Fragrance Oil
Silicone 6 Cavity Muffin Molds
Titanium Dioxide Oil Dispersible
Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap
Safety Glasses for Soap Making
Safety MASK for Soap Making- 2 count
THERMOMETER
Safety GLOVES for Soap Making- 1 pair
White 8 oz Bullet Bottle
24/410 White Fine Mist Sprayer
Disposable Pipettes
24K Gold Mica Pigment
Lime Green FUN Soap Colorant
Yelp Yellow FUN Soap Colorant
Yellow Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
Mixed Fruit Embed Mold

 

Champagne Pear CP Soap Cupcakes Recipe:  Other Ingredients and Equipment You Will Need

Scale
Water
Mixing Bowls
Mixing Spoons
Stick Blender
Rubber Spatula
Rubbing Alcohol (in a spray bottle)
Vinegar

Champagne Pear CP Soap Cupcakes Recipe:  Prepare Your Pear Embeds

We will begin by preparing pear embeds.  These embeds will be created with melt and pour soap base.  We will need to make a total of eight pear embeds.  You will notice the mold that we are using only has two pear cavities.  You will need to repeat this process, remelting your mp soap base.  Just use caution so you do not get the soap too hot.  These embeds will be placed on top of our swirled cp soap frosting at the end.  So, once you have created all 8 embeds you can set them aside until after you have frosted your soap cupcakes.

Champagne Pear CP Soap Cupcakes Recipe:  Total Recipe Weights for Green Portion of Pear

15 grams Natures Garden Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap
9 grams Natures Garden Champagne Pear Fragrance Oil
2 drops Kelly Green FUN Soap Colorant
1 drop Neon Green FUN Soap Colorant

 

Champagne Pear CP Soap Cupcakes Recipe:  Prepare the Leaves of the Pears

First, we will prepare the leave of the pears.  Now, you will only need to fill a very small part of the cavity.  So, you will only need a very small amount of green soap.  Melt 20 grams of Natures Garden’s Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap.  Once you have melted your soap, add 1 gram of Champagne Pear Fragrance Oil.  Then, add 2 drops Kelly Green FUN Soap Colorant and 1 drop Neon Green FUN Soap Colorant.  Mix the ingredients into the soap base.  Finally, use a disposable pipette to place green soap into the leaf portion of each of the two pear cavities.  Then, spray the area with rubbing alcohol and allow the soap to setup.

Champagne Pear CP Soap Cupcakes Recipe:  Total Recipe Weights for Yellow Portion of Pear:

150 grams Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap
7 grams Champagne Pear Fragrance Oil
2 drops Yelp Yellow FUN Soap Colorant
2 drops Yellow Oxide FUN Soap Colorant

Champagne Pear CP Soap Cupcakes Recipe:  Prepare the Yellow Portions of the Pears

Now, we will prepare the yellow portions of the pears.  So, first, weigh out 150 grams of your Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap.  Next, add 2 drops Yelp Yellow FUN Soap Colorant and 2 drops Yellow Oxide FUN Soap Colorant.  Finally, add 7 grams Champagne Pear Fragrance Oil and stir to fully disperse all of the ingredients.  Spray the green soap with rubbing alcohol before pouring the yellow soap into the pear cavities of your mold.  You will need to fill the mold completely and will have some overlap with the green soap.  Once you have poured the soap, spray it once again with rubbing alcohol.  After they have setup, remove them from the molds.  You will need to create a total of eight pear soaps.

Champagne Pear CP Soap Cupcakes Recipe:  Total Weights of the Cold Process Soap Portion

517 grams Water
196 grams Lye (Sodium Hydroxide)

272 grams Sunflower Oil
272 grams Mango Butter
244 grams Fractionated Coconut Oil
136 grams Apricot Kernel Oil
136 grams Shea Butter
27 grams Lanolin Oil USP Liquid
136 grams Macadamia Nut Oil
136 Sweet Almond Oil
91 grams Champagne Pear Fragrance Oil

 

Click Here For Basic CP Soap Making Class. Also, before attempting to make any cold process soap, please become familiar with Soap Making Safety Class.

Champagne Pear CP Soap Cupcakes Recipe:  Prepare the Cold Process Soap 

Next, we will be preparing our cold process soap portion of the champagne pear cp soap cupcakes.  The cupcakes will have a solid green base.  The cupcakes will be topped with a swirled frosting.  Once the frosting is added, one of your pear embeds will be placed on top.

Champagne Pear CP Soap Cupcakes Recipe:  Prepare the Lye Solution

First, you need to prepare your lye solution.  In a bowl, add 517 grams of distilled water.  Then, weigh out and slowly add 196 grams of your lye.  You want to mix until the lye is completely dissolved.  Lye, also known as sodium hydroxide, should always be added to your water.  Never add your water to your lye.   Finally, allow your lye solution’s temperature to drop.  You want it to drop to room temperature before you begin creating your soap.

 

Champagne Pear CP Soap Cupcakes Recipe:  Prepare Your Oils

Next, prepare your oils.  The oils will later be mixed with the lye solution to create your soap.  First, though, we will need to weigh out and melt the oils.  Once they are melted, we will also allow the temperature of the oils to drop to room temperature.  So, once you have weighed out your oils, use a double boiler to melt 272 grams Sunflower Oil, 272 grams Mango Butter, 244 grams Fractionated Coconut Oil, 136 grams Apricot Kernel Oil, 136 grams Shea Butter, 27 grams Lanolin Oil USP Liquid, 136 grams Macadamia Nut Oil, and 136 Sweet Almond Oil.

Champagne Pear CP Soap Cupcakes Recipe:  Prepare Your Colorants and Fragrance Oil

While you are waiting for your oils and lye solution to cool, you will want to prepare your colorants and fragrance oil.  First, this cold process soap recipe will use 91 grams of Natures Garden’s Champagne Pear Fragrance Oil.  So, go ahead add 91 grams of the fragrance oil to a small bowl.  Then, set it aside, we will come back to it.

Next, let’s prepare the colorants.  You will need a total of five small bowls.  When we begin soaping, we will use five colors in our swirl and one of these colors for the base of the cupcakes.  So, prepare the colorants as listed below, using one small bowl for each one.

Champagne Pear CP Soap Cupcakes Recipe:  Total Colorant Weights for Dark Green CP Soap

10 grams Lime Green FUN Soap Colorant

Champagne Pear CP Soap Cupcakes Recipe:  Total Colorant Weights for Light Green CP Soap:

5 grams Lime Green FUN Soap Colorant

Champagne Pear CP Soap Cupcakes Recipe:  Total Colorant Weights for Yellow CP Soap

5 grams Yelp Yellow FUN Soap Colorant
5 grams Yellow Oxide FUN Soap Colorant

Champagne Pear CP Soap Cupcakes Recipe:  Total Colorant Weights for Champagne Colored CP Soap

2 grams 24K Gold Mica Pigment
(mixed with a little bit of your oils)

Champagne Pear CP Soap Cupcakes Recipe:  Total Colorant Weights for White CP Soap:

20 grams Titanium Dioxide Oil Dispersible
(mixed with a little bit of your oils)

Champagne Pear CP Soap Cupcakes Recipe: Creating Your Cold Process Soap

Before we begin mixing everything together.  You will need 4 bowls that are large enough and deep enough to mix and hold 215 grams of soap batter.   You will also need both your fragrance oil and soap colorants out in front of you.

Now, with both your oils and lye solution at room temperature, add the lye solution to the oils.  Then, use a stick blender to emulsify them.  Next, add the Natures Garden Champagne Pear Fragrance Oil.  Again, stick blend to mix the ingredients together.  Finally, separate your batter.  To each of your four bowls, add 215 grams of soap batter along with one of the colorants you prepared as listed below.  When you have added the soap batter to each of these bowls, stick blend to incorporate the colorants, starting with your lightest colorant.  Once you have prepared the four bowls listed below, you will notice that you have one colorant left, this is the one will be used in the next step.

Bowl 1:  5 grams Lime Green FUN Soap Colorant

Bowl 2:  5 grams Yelp Yellow FUN Soap Colorant
5 grams Yellow Oxide FUN Soap Colorant

Bowl 3:  2 grams 24K Gold Mica Pigment (mixed with a little bit of your oils)

Bowl 4:  20 grams Titanium Dioxide Oil Dispersible  (mixed with a little bit of your oils)

Champagne Pear CP Soap Cupcakes Recipe:  Prepare the Cupcake Bases

Next, you will be coloring the larger portion of soap that is left in your mixing bowl.  So, add the 10 grams of lime green FUN Soap Colorant that you have remaining to this bowl.  Then, use a stick blender to blend the colorant.  Now, with your soap at trace, pour the dark green soap into eight cavities of the silicone muffin mold.  You will notice that you have some remaining dark green soap.  This will be used for the swirled soap frosting in the next step.

Champagne Pear CP Soap Cupcakes Recipe:  Prepare the Swirled Soap Frosting

So, next, we will create the soap frosting.  In the bowl containing the dark green soap batter, add the contents of the four smaller bowls you prepared earlier.  Then, use a rubber spatula or skewer to swirl the soap.

Champagne Pear CP Soap Cupcakes Recipe:  Prepare Frosting the Soap Cupcakes

Now, you want to allow the soap batter to thicken to a very thick frosting like consistency.  If your batter is not thick enough, the top of your cupcake will end up looking like melting ice cream on top of your base.  So, at the proper consistency, scoop the soap frosting onto the top of each cupcake base.

Once each cupcake base has been frosted, we will add an embed to each cupcake.  So, you will need the pear embed you prepared earlier.  Then, add a pear embed to the top of each cupcake and press it securely into the frosting.

 

 

Champagne Pear CP Soap Cupcakes Recipe: Using the Soap Cupcakes

Allow your soap cupcakes to stay in the molds for 24 to 48 hours.  Then, remove your champagne pear cp soap cupcakes from the molds.  Since it is CP soap, you will need to allow them to cure.  However, once they cure, they are ready to use.

We hope that you enjoy creating this cold process soap recipe.  We definitely enjoyed making it!  What is your favorite champagne scent?  What have you created with it?  Let us know what you have made with other Natures Garden fragrance oils.  We love seeing your projects and how much fun you are having getting your craft on!  Show us your pictures on our Facebook page.  You can also tag us on Instagram or Twitter @ngscents!

Dec
13

Denise’s Favorite Fragrance Oils


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Denise's Favorite Fragrance OilsDenise’s Favorite Fragrance Oils

Hey there! My name is Denise and I have been with Nature’s Garden for two and a half years now. I started out in the shipping department and have recently moved into customer service. I was recently asked to name my 10 favorite fragrance oils and I honestly had to stop and think because after working here for a while I have accumulated a lot of favorite fragrances, but these 10 are my go-to, all-time favorite fragrance oils starting with my ultimate favorite: Beach Daisies Fragrance Oil.  So, drum roll please…. Denise’s favorite fragrance oils.

Denise's Favorite Fragrance Oils: Beach Daisies Fragrance OilDenise’s Favorite Fragrance Oils: Beach Daisies Fragrance Oil

Beach Daisies Fragrance Oil by Natures Garden, will sweep you away to the beach; where you will smell the aromas of fresh spring flowers and green grass while walking on the warm sands.  Natures Garden’s beach daisies fragrance begins with top notes of Asian lemongrass, dune grass, and daisy petals; followed by middle notes of gardenia bloom, ylang ylang, and clove leaf; sitting on base notes of blond woods, amber sands, and sheer musk.

 

Beach Daisies Fragrance Oil in CP soapBeach Daisies Fragrance Oil in CP soap

Next, when Nature’s Garden tested Beach Daisies fragrance oil in CP soap, we found there was some acceleration. However, there was no ricing, no separation, and no discoloration. We also found that it maintained a very strong scent retention after cure. Due to the acceleration of the soap batter, we suggest soaping at lower temperatures.

Beach Daisies Fragrance Oil Candle Color RecommendationBeach Daisies Fragrance Oil Candle Color Recommendation

If you chose to color your Beach Daisies Fragrance Oil candle, we suggest using 3 drops of yellow plus a little orange liquid candle dye per 4 pounds of wax. You can also shred an ample amount of yellow and orange color block into your melted wax. We highly suggest not using crayons to color your candles as they will clog your wick and your candle may not burn properly.

Denise's 10 Favorite Fragrance Oils : 4 Leaf Clover Fragrance OilDenise’s Favorite Fragrance Oils : 4 Leaf Clover Fragrance Oil

4 Leaf Clover fragrance oil by Natures Garden is a wonderful floral ozony blend of clover, green grass, with hints of fresh cut wisteria. Your line would not be complete without “the luck of the clover”.  NG Original Fragrance!

Did you know?  The four-leaf clover is an uncommon variation of the common three-leaf clover. According to superstition, such leaves bring good luck to their finders, especially if found accidentally. Approximately 1 in every 10,000 clovers has the four-leaflet form. Clovers can have more than four leaflets. The most leaflets ever recorded is eighteen. According to legend, each leaflet represents something: the first is for hope, the second is for faith, the third is for love, and the fourth is for luck. Legend also holds that if a lady hangs a four-leaf clover on her door, the next man to come in will become her husband.

4 Leaf Clover Fragrance Oil in CP Soap4 Leaf Clover Fragrance Oil in CP Soap

Next, during Natures Garden’s testing of 4-Leaf Clover fragrance oil in CP soap we found that there was moderate ricing and slight acceleration. If you are concerned about the acceleration, however, we suggest soaping at a lower temperature. There was no separation, it was pretty workable and so worth it! We found the scent was awesome with no final discoloration and the after a cure the scent was still nice and strong.

4 Leaf Clover Fragrance Oil Candle Color Recommendation4 Leaf Clover Fragrance Oil Candle Color Recommendation

If you would like to color your 4 Leaf Clover fragrance oil candle we suggest using 3 drops green liquid candle dye. You can also use a small amount of shredded green color block per 4 pounds of wax. We suggest never using crayons to color your candles as they will clog your wick and cause it to not burn properly.

4 Leaf Clover Fragrance Oil: 4 Leaf Clover Layered Soap Recipe4 Leaf Clover Fragrance Oil: 4 Leaf Clover Layered Soap

Next, we will talk about the 4 Leaf Clover Layered Soap Recipe. This layered soap recipe that incorporates goat’s milk melt and pour soap base and the 4 Leaf Clover Fragrance Oil. There are 4 layers of spring like greens that use our vibrant Fun Soap dyes. The colors range from teal to Kelly green, neon green and lime green all in the shape of a fun shamrock clover. These would make a perfect spring gift to use in goody bags for wedding or baby showers or to simply have ready to use during the spring months.

Denise’s Favorite Fragrance Oil: Laundromat Fragrance Oil

With this fragrance oil by Natures Garden, try and imagine the aroma of all of the popular fabric softeners and laundry detergents combined to make one fresh, fabulous accord.  This is it!  Natures Garden’s laundromat fragrance begins with top notes of tangy lemon, mandarin orange, mountain air, and cotton blossoms;  followed by middle notes of sheer violet, sweet cyclamen, dew kissed lilies, and pink jasmine;  sitting on base notes of soothing sandalwood.

 

Laundromat Fragrance Oil in CP SoapLaundromat Fragrance Oil in CP Soap

Next, when we tested Laundromat Fragrance Oil in CP soap we found it had a perfect pour.  There was no ricing and no acceleration. Also, there was no separation and no discoloration. Laundromat Fragrance Oil had an extremely strong scent after the cure. The smell was exactly like fresh laundry!

Laundromat Fragrance Oil Candle and Bath and Body Product Color Recommendation:Laundromat Fragrance Oil Candle and Bath and Body Product Color Recommendation:

If you would like to color your Laundromat Fragrance Oil we suggest 2 drops of blue liquid candle dye per 4 pounds of wax. You can also shred a small amount of a blue color block into your melted wax. We suggest to never use crayons to color your candles as they will clog your wick and cause your candle to not burn properly.

 

Tommie Fragrance OilDenise’s Favorite Fragrance Oils: Tommie Fragrance Oil

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is a fresh citrus bouquet of mandarin, lemon, and bergamot; enhanced by nutmeg and clove with a heart of rose and ozone on a strong background of musks and woods.

 

Tommie Fragrance Oil in CP SoapTommie Fragrance Oil in CP Soap

Next, when we tested Tommie Fragrance Oil in CP soap we found no acceleration and no ricing. Also, there was no separation and no discoloration. Tommie Fragrance Oil also had good scent retention after the cure.

Denise's Favorite Fragrance Oils: Autumn WreathDenise’s Favorite Fragrance Oils: Autumn Wreath Fragrance Oil

A cheerful, fall, and welcoming fragrance oil by Natures Garden Autumn Wreath starts out with top notes of pear, apple, peach and coconut with mid notes of cinnamon, clove and nutmeg; and followed by base notes of vanilla, cedar, musk, woods, pine and autumn leaves.

Did you know?  There are many different types of wreaths out there.  One common misconception is that they all need to be made out of evergreens.  This is not the case.  Autumn wreaths can be made from any type of flowers, leaves, or items found in your very own backyard.  Use your imagination and get creative with it.  Just beware not to use anything like eucalyptus or berries, as they tend to shed and wilt.

Autumn Wreath Fragrance Oil in CP soap:Autumn Wreath Fragrance Oil in CP soap:

Next, when we tested Autumn Wreath fragrance oil in handmade cold process soap we found that it was pretty perfect!  There was no acceleration, no ricing and no separation. Also, there was no discoloration and the scent stayed strong after its cure.

Autumn Wreath Fragrance Oil candle color recommendation:Autumn Wreath Fragrance Oil Candle Color Recommendation:

If you would like to color your Autumn Wreath Fragrance Oil candles, we suggest using 3 drops of orange plus 1 drop of brown and 3 drops of red liquid candle dye per 4 pounds of wax. You can also shred an ample amount of orange, red, brown color blocks into your melted wax.  We suggest to never use crayons to color your candles as they will clog your wick and your candle will not burn properly.

 

Denise's favorite fragrance oils: Country AppleDenise’s Favorite Fragrance Oils: Country Apple Fragrance Oil

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is a very nice complex scent which begins with top notes of pineapple, jasmine, and tiger lily; strong middle notes of juicy McIntosh apples and tart granny smith apples; with a dry down of vanilla beans.

Country Apple Fragrance Oil in CP Soap:Country Apple Fragrance Oil in CP Soap:

When Country Apple fragrance oil was tested in CP soap we found that it had a perfect pour. There was no ricing, no acceleration and no separation. There was no discoloration and the scent held very well after the cure. It had a nice and sweet scent and was just great for CP!

Country Apple Fragrance Candle Color Recommendation:Country Apple Fragrance Candle Color Recommendation:

If you would like to color your Country Apple Fragrance candle we suggest using 6 drops of red liquid candle dye per 4 pounds of wax. You can also shred a small amount of a red color block into your melted wax. We do suggest to never use crayons to color your candles as it will clog your wick causing your candle to not burn as it should.

Denise's Favorite Fragrance Oils: Pleasingly PumpkinDenise’s Favorite Fragrance Oils: Pleasingly Pumpkin Fragrance Oil

Pleasingly Pumpkin fragrance oil by Natures Garden is our rendition of the famous sweet pumpkin fragrance.  There is a sweet, creamy combination of pumpkin puree with warm notes of butter and sweet vanilla cream. This is an NG Original Scent! 

Pleasingly Pumpkin Fragrance Oil in CP Soap:Pleasingly Pumpkin Fragrance Oil in CP Soap:

When we tested Pleasingly Pumpkin fragrance oil in CP soap, we found that there was no acceleration, no ricing and no separation, however, due to the vanillin content in Pleasingly Pumpkin fragrance oil, there was discoloration to a chocolate color. For that reason, we suggest a Vanilla White Color Stabilizer to help prevent the discoloring.  This fragrance oil also had a strong scent retention after its cure.

Pleasingly Pumpkin Fragrance Oil Candle Color Recommendation:Pleasingly Pumpkin Fragrance Oil Candle Color Recommendation:

If you would like to add some color to your Pleasingly Pumpkin fragrance oil candle, we suggest using 3 drops orange liquid candle dye. You can also add a small amount of shredded orange color block per 4 pounds of wax.  We suggest never using crayons to color your candles as they will clog your wick and cause your candle to not burn properly.

 

Denise’s Favorite Fragrance Oils: Apple Jack Peel Fragrance Oil

Apple Jack Peel has the wonderful aroma of fresh peeled apples with zesty top notes of lemon and grapefruit, middle notes of peach, orange, cinnamon and clove followed by base notes of maple, vanilla, cream, and musk. Apple Jack Peel fragrance oil is truly fantastic and a Nature’s Garden Best Seller!  

Did You Know?  Applejack is a very strong alcoholic beverage. This beverage originated in the American colonial era, which is believed to have roots from the French Apple Brandy Calvados.  Obviously, the beverage is made from apples, but first, the apples must be transformed into hard cider.  Then, that hard cider must be concentrated.  This can be done in two possible ways. First, there is the classic procedure of freeze distillation, also there is the option of true evaporative distillation. Either selection will work, but the actual word applejack comes from the word jacking which is one term for freeze distillation.

Apple Jack Peel Fragrance Oil in CP SoapApple Jack Peel Fragrance Oil in CP Soap

Next, when Apple Jack Peel fragrance oil was in CP soap, we found that it had a perfect pour. There was no ricing, no acceleration, no separation. There also was no discoloration.  It has a sweet, yummy smell with the perfect combination of cloves and apples. The scent retention stayed nice and strong after its cure!

Apple Jack Peel Fragrance Oil Candle Color RecommendationApple Jack Peel Fragrance Oil Candle Color Recommendation

If you would like to color your Apple Jack Peel fragrance oil candle, we suggest using 4 drops red plus 1 drop black liquid candle dye. You can also add a small amount of shredded red plus black color block per 4 pounds of wax. We do recommend to never use crayons to color your candles as they will clog your wick causing your candle to possibly not burn properly.

Denise's Favorite Fragrance Oils: Black Raspberry Vanilla Fragrance OilDenise’s Favorite Fragrance Oils: Black Raspberry Vanilla Fragrance Oil

Black Raspberry Vanilla fragrance oil by Natures Garden has an enticing blend of blackberries and raspberries, with middle notes of white floral greenery, peach, violet, and honeysuckle, followed by bottom notes of musk and vanilla. A true Best Seller from Nature’s Garden!

Black Raspberry Vanilla Fragrance Oil in CP SoapBlack Raspberry Vanilla Fragrance Oil in CP Soap

Next, when we tested Black Raspberry Vanilla fragrance oil in CP soap we found that it had a perfect pour. There was no ricing, no acceleration, no separation and no discoloration. We also found that it had great scent retention after its cure.

Black Raspberry Vanilla Fragrance Oil Candle Color RecommendationBlack Raspberry Vanilla Fragrance Oil Candle Color Recommendation

If you would like to color your Black Raspberry Vanilla fragrance oil candle we suggest using 6 drops of purple liquid candle dye per 4 pounds of wax. You can also shred a small amount of a purple color block into your melted wax. We suggest to never use crayons to color your candles as they will clog your wick and may cause your candle to not burn properly.

 

Denise's Favorite Fragrance Oils: HummingbirdDenise’s Favorite Fragrance Oils: Hummingbird Fragrance Oil

A hummingbird may be the smallest bird, but it seems to get the most attention! We at Natures Garden have created this fragrance oil based on that fact. This fragrance starts out with top notes of tart kiwi, middle notes of lilac and tiger lily, and ending with fresh based notes of pineapples and pears.  A definite best seller and an NG original fragrance!

Hummingbird Fragrance Oil in CP SoapHummingbird Fragrance Oil in CP Soap

When Hummingbird fragrance oil was tested in CP soap we found that there was acceleration, but there was no ricing, no separation and no discoloration.  Due to the fact that this fragrance oil had acceleration in the soap batter, Natures Garden suggests soaping at a lower temperature. Hummingbird fragrance oil also had good scent retention after the cure.

Hummingbird Fragrance Oil Candle Color RecommendationHummingbird Fragrance Oil Candle Color Recommendation

If you choose to color your Hummingbird Fragrance Oil candle we suggest using 1 drop burgundy liquid candle dye or you can use a small amount of shredded burgundy color block per 4 pounds of wax.  We suggest to never use crayons to color your candles as they will clog your wick and your candle may not burn properly.

Dec
12

Macadamia Nut Oil Benefits


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Macadamia Nut Oil BenefitsMacadamia Nut Oil Benefits

There are tons of great ways that you can use a wonderful cosmetic oil. Not only are these types of oils great for moisturizing the skin, but they are essential for making effective homemade cosmetics. But, the oils that you choose depend on the type of product you want to create and the properties that you need it to possess. Each of these oils have unique properties that can add some extra benefits to your recipes. There are so many different properties that a good cosmetic oil can provide. So, we would like to share with you some of the macadamia nut oil benefits for your body and products.

Macadamia Nut Oil Benefits For Your Homemade Products

Your bath and body products will change based on the different oils that you include in the recipe, so you can create unique products that perform exactly how you need. This cosmetic oil has quite a few wonderful properties for your homemade products. Adding some macadamia nut oil to any of your bath and body recipes will add some amazing properties to your products. So, let’s talk about some properties that this carrier oil can provide to your various bath and body recipes.

Macadamia Nut Oil Benefits For Making Your Own SoapMacadamia Nut Oil Benefits For Making Your Own Soap

First of all, you can create your own soap from scratch with this skin-loving oil. This wonderful cosmetic oil can be used to make soap that is more conditioning and moisturizing than a typical bar of soap. Further, adding Macadamia Nut Oil to your soap can add some hardness to the bar and create a creamier lather. Also, macadamia nut oil will be absorbed into the skin easily. This means that the soap won’t leave a greasy feel on your skin. Further, it has been reported that this oil is perfect for rejuvenating older skin. If you want to try this cosmetic oil, we used this cosmetic oil in our Lavender Cold Process Soap Recipe and our Hot Fudge Brownies Cold Process Soap Recipe

Macadamia Nut Oil Benefits for Making Lip Care ProductsMacadamia Nut Oil Benefits for Making Lip Care Products

Another great way for you to use this wonderful cosmetic oil is creating homemade lip care products. Macadamia Nut Oil is a perfect addition to your lip care products, as this oil is perfect for moisturizing. First, this cosmetic oil will be absorbed by the lips easily and will be able to nourish and protect your lips. Also, this oil will contribute to your product having an amazingly smooth glide, which allows these softening oils to care for and protect your lips. If you would like to try this oil for yourself, then you can test out our Mango Madness Lip Balm Recipe.

Macadamia Nut Oil Benefits for Creating LotionMacadamia Nut Oil Benefits for Creating Lotion

Additionally, you can perfectly use this cosmetic oil to create amazing homemade body lotion. In fact, you can create lotion that is luscious and moisturizing. Further, the cosmetic oil will sink deep down into your sink.  Not only will you not have a greasy layer on your skin, but the oil will be able to provide nourishment to deeper layers of your skin.  You can try out this lovely cosmetic oil by using either our Shea Lotion with Herbal Infusion Recipe or our Glamour Girl Lotion Recipe. Another option you have for creating some delightful skin care is our Almond Body Cream Recipe.

Macadamia Nut Oil Benefits for Making Homemade Facial ProductsMacadamia Nut Oil Benefits for Making Homemade Facial Products

Also, you can use this cosmetic oil to create some amazing products for your face. This lovely cosmetic oil is perfect for moisturizing your skin. Further, the oil is sensitive enough to be used on the face without causing any issues. Since this is a light cosmetic oil, it won’t clog your pores or lead to any break outs. Plus, this cosmetic oil has been known to be amazing for helping to deal with acne breakouts.  So, this delightful oil will help to rejuvenate you skin and will leave you with a healthier complexion. If you would like to try out a facial recipe with this cosmetic oil, then you can try out our Activated Charcoal Scrub Recipe.

Macadamia Nut Oil Benefits for Making Homemade ConditionerMacadamia Nut Oil Benefits for Making Homemade Conditioner

Plus, you can create some wonderful hair care products with this luxurious cosmetic oil. This luscious cosmetic ingredient is perfect for adding to your recipes for hair conditioner or even deep conditioning hair masks. With macadamia nut oil, your homemade hair care recipes will be able to protect your hair from damage and split ends. Plus, this cosmetic oil will help you to moisturize and nourish each strand of hair from root to end.

Macadamia Nut Oil Benefits for Bath Bombs and Bubble BarsMacadamia Nut Oil Benefits for Bath Bombs and Bubble Bars

Another great way to use this lovely cosmetic oil is to create bath products, like bath bombs or bubble bars. This oil will care for your skin and add the conditioning properties that these recipes need. While these products are fun, fizzy, and gorgeous, you need to make sure that your skin is well cared for, too. This cosmetic oil will condition and nourish your skin, so you can sit back to enjoy your creation! Also, you can try out a few of our bath products that include this cosmetic oil, which are the Sugar Plum Bath Bomb Recipe and the Blackberry Bling Bling Bubble Bar Recipe.

Macadamia Nut Oil Benefits For Your Body

Of course, your bath and body creations will need to be able to care for your body in some sort of way. You will only have amazing products if they are able to moisturize, nourish, or rejuvenate the body. Otherwise, your homemade recipes won’t be need, regardless of how pretty they may be. Luckily, macadamia nut oil is a perfect cosmetic oil for caring for your body. So, since this cosmetic oil will provide your products with some amazing benefits, that is why we are going to share the wonderful benefits that this macadamia nut oil can provide for your body!

Macadamia Nut Oil Benefits for Moisturizing the Skin

Of course, this carrier oil is perfect for conditioning dry, cracked skin. This fabulous oil is perfect for calming dry skin and leaving your body feeling soft and moisturize. Not only will macadamia nut oil provide your skin with nutrients, but it is sure to absorb quickly into the deepest layers of the skin. This means that the oil will sink deep down and nourish the skin. Plus, the lovely oil won’t leave a greasy feeling on the skin. So, you won’t have to wait a long time for macadamia nut oil to begin to nourish your skin.

Macadamia Nut Oil Benefits for Preventing Wrinkles

You can also use this lovely cosmetic oil to reduce certain signs of aging.  Since macadamia nut oil is perfect for nourishing your skin, this cosmetic oil will care for your skin by rejuvenating the collagen. This collagen helps holds the shape of your skin and nourishing this part of the skin will help to reduce and smooth wrinkles and fine lines. So, including this skin nourishing oil in your daily skin care will help to make your skin look healthy and beautiful.

Macadamia Nut Oil Benefits for Helping With Acne

Plus, this wonderful cosmetic oil is great for those that are dealing with acne break outs. Macadamia nut oil will provide your skin with linoleic acid, which has been said to help with reducing acne. Some dermatologists have found that lack of this nutrient can result in a higher chance for acne and break outs. Plus, even severe acne has been know to be helped by increasing this specific nutrient. So, using this cosmetic oil in your typical facial care regimen may help regulate your imbalance and prevent break outs.

Macadamia Nut Oil Benefits for Reducing Scars

You can use reduce any noticeable scars with the nourishment of this cosmetic oil. Since the lovely macadamia nut oil contains various nutrients, it is perfect for rejuvenating your scarred skin. While scars will fade naturally overtime, adding the nutrients that your skin needs can help to speed up this process. So, adding a cosmetic oil that has a high concentration of nutrients will help you fade these marks more quickly.

Macadamia Nut Oil Benefits for Gentle Makeup Removal

Also, you can use this lovely cosmetic oil to remove stubborn makeup from underneath your eyes and around your face. Macadamia nut oil is gentle enough to use around your eyes and will still remove all your left over makeup. Plus, this it will moisturize and nourish your skin to provide you with a clean, healthy looking face. So, this cosmetic oil is perfect for cleaning up and conditioning your face.

Macadamia Nut Oil Benefits for Preventing Razor Burn

Another way that this oil can be useful is by preventing razor burn while you’re shaving. Macadamia nut oil is perfect for protecting your skin as you shave. So, you will be less likely to get scrapes, bumps, or burns. Further, you can use this cosmetic oil after your shave. This will soothe your skin to help prevent any irritation from your razor. So, you can have smooth, hairless skin without the draw backs of irritated skin!

Macadamia Nut Oil Benefits for Your Face

Plus, this cosmetic oil is wonderful for moisturizing your face. This cosmetic oil is similar to the natural oils, sebum, that your body produces, so it is perfect for adding to your dry skin. Further, the similarity allows you to moisturize this sensitive skin without clogging your pores or irritating your facial skin. So, this cosmetic oil is perfect for rejuvenating your face and creating a healthy glow.

Macadamia Nut Oil Benefits for Conditioning Your Hair

Of course, this wonderful cosmetic oil is perfect for moisturizing and nourishing your hair. Macadamia nut oil is full of nutrients that are amazing for your hair care. This carrier oil will add nutrients that will soften and protect each strand of hair. So, adding this ingredient to your hair care routine will lead to healthier looking, beautiful hair!

Macadamia Nut Oil Benefits for Protecting Your Locks

Another great benefit that macadamia nut oil has for your hair is preventing damage. This oil will reinforce each individual strand of hair to help make your hair stronger. So, this oil will really benefit anyone with brittle or damaged hair. This cosmetic oil is especially beneficial for hair that has been damaged from either heat or chemicals. While you want your hair to be gorgeous, eventually your hair will need some extra care. Further, this cosmetic oil would be perfect for those that want to grow their hair long, as this oil will help prevent your hair from breaking.

Macadamia Nut Oil Benefits for Reducing Frizzy Hair

Plus, you can use the macadamia nut oil to help you reduce frizzy hair and fly away hairs. Adding this lovely cosmetic oil to your homemade hair care products is a perfect remedy for fixing rough, frizzy hair. The nutrients in this lovely oil will help reduce frizzy hair, as this will provide your hair with the nutrients that would protect and care for your locks.

Macadamia Nut Oil Benefits: Delicious Recipes

Not only is Macadamia Nut Oil wonderful for the outside of your body, but you can benefits form eating this cosmetic oil, too. While our cosmetic oils aren’t food grade and can’t be used in food recipes, Macadamia Nut Oil is healthy and delicious. You can try out some recipes with Macadamia Nut Oil on the Yummly article Macadamia Nut Oil Recipes.

Macadamia Nut Oil Benefits: Contact UsMacadamia Nut Oil Benefits: Contact Us

We hope that you enjoy this lovely cosmetic oil in your homemade bath and body creations. If you would like to share your favorite ways to use Macadamia Nut Oil in your products, then you can easily find us on social media. We are on Twitter and Instagram @ngscents. Also, you can talk to us on the Natures Garden Facebook page. Hope to hear from you soon!

Note:  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). Keep all cosmetic oils out of reach of children and pets. Special care should be taken by pregnant and/or lactating women when handling herbs. 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.