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Jan
11

15 Best Valentine’s Day Fragrances


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15 Best Valentine’s Day Fragrances

15 Best Valentine's Day FragrancesThe holidays are over. Christmas has been put away for another year. If you are a crafter, a soaper or a candle maker, you are always thinking ahead to the next holiday. It’s never to early to think about what your family, customers or clients are going to want or need. While Valentine’s Day isn’t technically a holiday, it’s still a celebration of sorts. We celebrate those that we love by giving them something sweet or something that says “I love you”. To help you out, I have selected the 15 best Valentine’s Day fragrances! There are so many good Valentine’s Day aromas out there, it was hard to narrow it down. These 15 are some of our best sellers. We at Nature’s Garden hope you enjoy finding some new scents and maybe some new recipes to add to your collection.

 

15 Best Valentine’s Day Fragrances: Angel Love Fragrance Oil

15 Best Valentine's Day Fragrances: Angel Love Fragrance OilAngel Love Fragrance Oil is a must have for your Valentine’s Day line-up. Angels are naturally associated with Valentine’s Day so this is a perfect addition! With a scent of luscious rich top notes of lemon, raspberry, honeydew melon, black currants; with middle notes of jasmine, gardenia, and nutmeg; bottom notes of white chocolate, musk, sandalwood, and patchouli. Nice and light yet complex at the same time. Compare Natures Garden’s Angel Love fragrance oil to the popular Angel fragrance.

 

Angel LoveAngel Love performed perfectly with a strong scent in candles, bath and body products and for room scenting. For cold process soap we found that Angel Love had a perfect pour, with no ricing, no acceleration, and no separation. However,there was a slight dis-colorization to a beige. We strongly recommend the use of our Vanilla White Color Stabilizer to prevent your bath,body and candle products from discoloring. Angel Love also had a nice, strong scent retention after the initial cure.

 

Angel LoveIf you are looking for a fun Valentine’s Day project we have a wonderful Valentine’s Day Bouquet recipe that uses Angel Love fragrance oil! An arrangement  of heart-shaped soaps, aroma bead ornaments and flowers to wow your customers with a fun alternative to the usual gift baskets.

 

15 Best Valentine’s Day Fragrances: Bite Me Fragrance Oil

15 Best valentine's Day Fragrances: Bite Me Fragrance OilBite Me Fragrance Oil Fragrance Oil is a definite best seller here at Nature’s Garden! Fresh citrus notes of lime and orange sparkle with effervescent highlights as they lead to a luscious blend of berry and cherry in this playful scent. Leafy green accents add intensity as a base of vanilla creates sweet tones for the fragrance. It smells so yummy, you’ll truly be tempted to bite into whatever you have created!

 

 

Bite MeBite Me performed amazingly in cold process soap with no ricing, no acceleration, and no separation. However, there was some slight discoloration to a light tan. Bite Me was also tested in candles, aroma beads and other bath and body products and it worked perfectly!

 

 

Bite MeWe’ve created a fun recipe using melt and pour soap and the Bite Me Fragrance Oil! Check out this zebra print soap recipe soap recipe and add it to your collection for a fun twist on an easy soap that will impress your customers and clients!

 

15 Best Valentine’s Day Fragrances: Blue Sugar Fragrance Oil

15 Best Valentine's Day Fragrances: Blue Sugar Fragrance OilBlue Sugar fragrance oil is a fun, unique scent that has a strong base of vanilla with rich floral tones and a hint of musky patchouli! It would be a wonderful addition for those of the younger generation or even for those young at heart! It is a strong comparison to the popular Aquolina Blue Sugar.  A wonderful addition for those that like the name brands but not the price!

 

 

Blue SugarBlue Sugar fragrance oil tested wonderfully for scent retention in candles, bath and body products and also in room scenting. When Blue Sugar was tested in cold process soap it had a very positive outcome. It had a nice strong scent after the cure, also, there was no acceleration, no ricing,  and no separation. However, there was some discoloring to a brown. We suggest using our Vanilla White Color Stabilizer to help prevent your products from turning.

 

Blue sugarAre you looking for something fun to create for the kids? How about creating your own scented markers! Whether you have some markers laying around the kids’ rooms or even if you want to buy a new pack to surprise somebody with that artistic talent, we have the easiest recipe out there! We tested with Crayola Markers and coordinated fragrances to go with the colors! (Blue Sugar was matched to the Blue Lagoon color!) Create your own scents or take our suggestions! You can’t go wrong with this project!

 

15 Best Valentine’s Day Fragrances: Burgundy Rose Fragrance Oil

15 Best valentine's Day Fragrances: Burgundy Rose Fragrance OilBurgundy Rose Fragrance Oil is a Nature’s Garden original! With this fragrance oil, romanticism, luxury, and culture combine to produce this luxurious fragrance blend. Sensual burgundy rose with fresh white floral nuances, blend with exquisite burgundy wine, and warmed by precious musk and apple wood.

 

 

 

Burgundy RoseWhen we tested Burgundy Rose Fragrance Oil Fragrance Oil, there was some acceleration. For that, we suggest soaping at room temperature to help lessen the acceleration. Other than that, there was no ricing, no separation and no discoloring! Burgundy Rose also had strong scent retention after the cure and also in other bath and body products, as well as candles and room scenting! A wonderful fragrance to work with!

 

Burgundy RoseAre you looking for a new lotion to add to your collection? We created a Burgundy Rose Bath Milk recipe that is perfect for your Valentine’s Day line-up! Have a nice long soak in a luxurious bath of Goat’s Milk to soften and nourish your skin. We’ve added rose petals for a burst of rose fragrance and oat straw powder that is wonderful for rejuvenating and softening the skin. We’ve also used our Burgundy Rose Fragrance Oil for a rich, luxurious scent.

 

15 Best Valentine’s Day Fragrances: Butterfly Hugs Fragrance Oil

Butterfly Hugs Fragrance Oil15 Best Valentine's Day Fragrances: Butterfly Hugs Fragrance Oil Fragrance Oil is a fresh scent of apple blossoms, lily of the valley and rose petals. Very simple, yet elegant at the same time.

Top Notes:  lemon, orange, apple blossom
Mid Notes:  jasmine, rose petals, lily of the valley, gardenia
Base Notes:  cashmere woods, musk

 

 

Butterfly HugsDuring our testing of Butterfly Hugs in cold process soap, there was some slight acceleration so we suggest soaping at room temperature to help slow the process. However, there was no ricing, separation or discoloring. The scent held up beautifully both in soap and also in candles, bath and body products and aroma beads.

 

Butterfly HugsIf you are looking for something the kids will like and can also be a fun added touch to your creations, give this Play Dough Embed Soap Recipe. We are sure you will have fun with it!

 

15 Best Valentine’s Day Fragrances: Vanilla Champagne Fragrance Oil

15 Best Valentine's Day Fragrances: Vanilla Champagne Fragrance OilIn Vanilla Champagne Fragrance Oil by Natures Garden, effervescent citrus notes and sweet vanilla combine to make this festive fragrance!  It’s got a sparkly, fizzy scent of citrus with hints of rum and a strong base of vanilla! This is truly a fun and unique fragrance!

 

 

 

Vanilla ChampagneWe tested Vanilla Champagne Fragrance Oil in cold process soap and it behaved beautifully! There was no acceleration, ricing or separation. It did discolor to a caramel color so we suggest using Vanilla White Color Stabilizer to help prevent that if you wish. Champagne Vanilla also had wonderful scent retention in soap, candles and other bath and body products!

 

Vanilla ChampagneA fun fragrance like this needs it’s own recipe so we created one to show off this awesome scent! Vanilla Champagne CP Soap is both a cold process soap with a sweet accent of champagne bottles created from melt and pour soap! A neat addition to any soap display!

 

15 Best Valentine’s Day Fragrances: Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Fragrance Oil

Chocolate Raspberry DrizzleAre you creating a fun, chocolate line of soaps for customers or for gifts? Give this Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle fragrance oil a try and we are sure you will love it! A deep chocolate scent followed by a definite smell of raspberries! Smells just like a chocolate you will get out of a Valentine’s Day box of candy!

Chocolate Raspberry DrizzleWe found Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle to work perfectly in cold process soap. No acceleration, ricing or separation. It did discolor to a chocolate brown which just makes the soap that much more realistic. However, if you wish for the soap, candles or bath and body products to not change color we suggest Vanilla White Color Stabilizer to help prevent that. Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle scent retention did well in CP soap after it’s cure and in candles, lotions, perfumes and room scenting.

 

Chocolate Raspberry DrizzleIn honor of Valentine’s Day, we created a fun recipe using this yummy fragrance oil. Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled Soap recipe looks delicious but is in fact made with whipped soap and Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour soap base! An eye-catching addition to your creations!

 

15 Best Valentine’s Day Fragrances: Chocolate Covered Strawberries Fragrance Oil

Chocolate Covered StrawberriesHere is another fun chocolate fragrance to enhance your “dessert” section of your creations! Chocolate Covered Strawberries is true to its name with top notes of strawberries and a hint of orange liquor followed by rich chocolate and vanilla. A definite must have for a Valentine’s Day display!

 

 

 

Chocolate Covered StrawberriesDuring our cold process soap testing, we found it to have no acceleration or ricing. There was some separation, but it reabsorbed and set up nicely. It did turn a nice, chocolate brown color which just adds a nice touch to the name. If you choose to keep the color lighter, we suggest adding Vanilla White Color Stabilizer to your creations to help prevent any oxidation. Chocolate covered Strawberries also performed perfectly in candles, perfumes, bath and body products and in aroma beads.

 

Chocolate Covered StrawberriesWe created a fun and easy Chocolate Covered Strawberries Swirled Soap! Using melt and pour soap, rose clay and kaolin powder along with some Organic Cocoa Powder, you’ll have a soap that looks like it was complicated to make, but it really is simple to create!

 

15 Best Valentine’s Day Fragrances: Deadly Weapon Fragrance Oil

15 Best Valentine's Day Fragrances: Deadly Weapon Fragrance OilHere’s a wonderful, masculine fragrance oil for you to try in any recipes you are creating for your men’s line. A deep, intense scent of black pepper and clove followed by a base of woodsy, leather. A very rugged smell!

 

 

 

 

Deadly WeaponDuring our cold process soap testing, Deadly Weapon had some slight acceleration, therefor we suggest soaping at room temperature. There was no ricing, separation and no dis-colorization! Plus, the scent stayed strong and true through the cure. This fragrance oil also performed wonderfully in candles, perfumes, bath and body products and in room scenting recipes.

 

Deadly WeaponIf you’re looking for a fun, bath bomb to create for your younger, male clients, this is a winner. A Camouflage Bath Bomb will definitely make bath time fun! We scented it with Deadly Weapon, so not only does it look manly, it will smell manly! Plus, there’s a hidden surprise inside of this bomb that will make bath time that much more exciting!

 

15 Best Valentine’s Day Fragrances: Fluffy Pink Candy Fragrance Oil

15 Best Valentine's Day Fragrances Fluffy Pink Candy Fragrance OilHere’s a definite fun fragrance for the younger girls! Bubblegum, cotton candy, a touch of fruit and vanilla fills the senses when this fragrance oil is released!

 

 

 

 

 

15 best valentine's day fragrancesWhen we tested Fluffy Pink Candy in cold process soap, it performed perfectly! There was a nice pour, with no ricing or separation! After the initial cure, the scent was strong and true. However it did turn a nice, toffee color. We suggest using Vanilla White Color Stabilizer to help prevent this color change in all soaps, candles, and other bath and body products!

 

fluffy Pink candySugar Scrubs are so popular among the younger crowd, so we created a fun Cotton Candy Emulsified Sugar Scrub that looks just like pink and blue cotton candy! Your bathroom will smell like a candy factory when you get done with bath time since we used Fluffy Pink Candy for the fragrance.

 

15 Best Valentine’s Day Fragrances: Fresh Cut Roses Fragrance Oil

15 Best Valentine's Day Fragrances: Fresh Cut Roses Fragrance OilThis fragrance oil is a popular seller here at Nature’s Garden. A true rose scent with nothing added to it to hinder the smell.  It is simply a straight clean rose scent.  In fact, not only is this our most popular rose scent, it is one of our best sellers during the Valentine’s day season.

 

 

 

Fresh Cut Roses

Fresh Cut Roses fragrance oil tested perfectly in cold process soap testing. It had a perfect pour with no ricing, separation or discoloring. The scent stayed true and strong after cure time and it also worked well in candles, bath and body products and room scenting! This is a definite must-have for those that like the elegant, timeless fragrances.

 

Fresh Cut rosesWe have a wonderful Rose Lotion recipe that is sure to please your customers, and/or family members. Made with Cocoa Butter, Vitamin E and a rose-infused tea, we are sure you will have a keeper among your recipes.

 

15 Best Valentine’s Day Fragrances: Hot Pink Pomegranate Fragrance Oil

15 Best Valentine's Day Fragrances: Hot Pink Pomegranate Fragrance Oil

This fragrance oil has a bright, vibrant scent of citrus and pomegranates with a touch of floral, and ginger! This is a Nature’s Garden original and sure to be a true hit among your customers!

 

 

 

 

Hot Pink Pomegranate performed perfectly in our cold process soap testing! It had a perfect pour with no ricing, separation or discoloring. The scent stayed strong and true after the cure and also when we tested in candles, room scenting and in other bath and body products. A definite winner among soapers!

 

Hot Pink Pomegranate We created this fun zebra-striped candle with Hot Pink Pomegranate in mind! The pink stripes are created using beeswax, displayed around the inside wall of the jar and Soy Wax 444 poured into the jar for the base of your candle! An eye-catching candle, with some added creativity!

 

15 Best Valentine’s Day Fragrances: Jammin’ Rock Candy Fragrance Oil

15 Best Valentine's Day Fragrances: Jammin' Rock Candy Fragrance OilHere’s a rockin’ explosion of cherries, raspberries and strawberries with a hint of icy peppermint and old fashioned rock candy! This would be a fun, fragrance addition to a “candy” line-up of bath and body products!

 

 

 

 

Jammin' Rock CandyWe tested Jammin’ Rock Candy fragrance oil in cold process soap with a very positive turnout! There was no ricing, acceleration or separation and the scent retention was strong and true! The color did turn a light beige color which can easily be remedied by adding some Vanilla White Color Stabilizer to prevent oxidation. Jammin’ Rock Candy also tested strongly in candles, bath and body products and in room scenting.

 

Jammin' Rock CandyNature’s Garden decided to create a fun soap recipe using this fragrance oil in mind! Lollipop Soap is so easy to create, it may be a sin! Using melt and pour soap, and some Fun Soap colorants, your customers will think this soap was complicated to make. In fact, it is so easy a child could create it! (With the help of an adult of course!)

 

15 Best Valentine’s Fragrances: NG Strawberry & Champagne Fragrance Oil

15 Best Valentine's Fragrances NG Strawberry & Champagne Fragrance OilIt’s been said that strawberries bring out the flavor of the champagne. I believe it to be true, therefore this fragrance oil smells exactly like strawberries and champagne taste! A true berry scent with the effervescence of apples and champagne! This is a Nature’s Garden original best seller!

 

 

 

NG Strawberry & ChampagneWhen NG Strawberry & Champagne was tested in cold process soap it performed perfectly! It had a wonderful pour with no ricing, acceleration or separation. There was no discoloring and the scent stayed strong throughout the cure. It also did well in candles, bath and body products and in aroma beads.

 

NG Strawberry & ChampagneIn honor of the new year, we created this amazing Strawberries and Champagne Cold Process Soap! A beautiful red and white swirled soap with the cutest champagne bottles created with Diamond melt and pour soap! Looks complicated, but in reality was super easy to create! A wonderful eye-catching addition to your soap line!

 

15 Best Valentine’s Day Fragrances: Passionate Kisses Fragrance Oil

A playful fragrance oil by Natures Garden which is alluring, energetic, and fun. This fragrance begins with top notes of raspberry, blackberry, and fresh strawberries. Followed by mid notes of coconut milk and freshly picked roses. Ending in bottom notes of Egyptian vanilla and amber musk.  A Best Seller!

 

 

 

When we tested Passionate Kisses Fragrance Oil in cold process soap we found it behaved so nicely! It had a perfect pour with no ricing, acceleration or separation! A soaper’s dream! The scent retention stayed strong and true. There was some discoloration to a light beige which can be lessened by adding some Vanilla White Color Stabilizer. Passionate Kisses scent also has a strong scent in candles, bath and body products and in aroma beads!

 

Well, there you have it! Our 15 best Valentine’s Day fragrances! We hope you can find some new inspiration for your next soap showing, or for a new line-up among your collection! So enjoy and create with our fragrances! We know you will have the best smelling soap, bath and body products or candles in town! Finally, to see our complete list of Valentine’s scents, click here.

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
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
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
11

Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe


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Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap RecipeStrawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe

With Valentine’s Day not too far away, you might be thinking about the soap you will be creating.  Perhaps you are testing new fragrance oils to add to your cp soap line.  Now is the time to your Valentines cold process soaps ready so that they have time to cure.  So, we thought this recipe might help you out.  Our strawberries and champagne cp soap recipe uses, what else, Natures Garden’s Strawberries and Champagne Type Fragrance Oil.  This swirled soap recipe uses magenta, red, and champagne colored soap in these loaves.  In addition, we added both strawberries and champagne bottle embeds to top the soap off.

Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe: Ingredients Found at Natures Garden

Lye
Sunflower Oil
Shea Butter
Macadamia Nut Oil
Lanolin Oil USP Liquid
Sweet Almond Oil
Fractionated Coconut Oil
Mango Butter
Apricot Kernel Oil
Strawberry and Champagne Type Fragrance Oil
Silicone 4 Loaf Mold
Titanium Dioxide Oil Dispersible
Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap
Champagne Bottle Embed Mold
24K Gold Mica Pigment
Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant
Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant
Ultramarine FUN Soap Colorant
Cutter for Mitre Box – Stainless Steel
Safety GLOVES for Soap Making- 1 pair
Mitre Box – Stainless Steel
Safety Glasses for Soap Making
Safety MASK for Soap Making- 2 count
THERMOMETER
White 8 oz Bullet Bottle
24/410 Fine Mist Sprayer

Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe: Other Equipment and Supplies You Will Need

Scale
Water
Mixing Bowls
Mixing Spoons
Stick Blender
Rubber Spatula
Granulated Sugar
Rubbing Alcohol (in a spray bottle)
Vinegar
Strawberries Mold (from www.flexiblemolds.com)

Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Strawberry EmbedsStrawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Strawberry Embeds

First, we will prepare our strawberry embeds.  For this recipe, we will need about 15-20 strawberries for the top of our strawberries and champagne CP soap recipe.  We will use the Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap when we prepare your strawberry embeds.  These strawberries will be red and used on top of our swirled strawberry and champagne soap.

Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe: Total Recipe Amounts for Your Strawberry Embeds

330 grams Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap
16 grams Strawberries and Champagne Type Fragrance Oil
5 drops Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant
2 drops Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant

Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe: Creating Your Strawberry EmbedsStrawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe: Creating Your Strawberry Embeds

First, weigh out 330 grams of your Natures Garden Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap Base.  Then, use your microwave oven to melt the soap.  You need to melt the soap in 30 second intervals until the base is in a liquid state.  Once your soap is melted, add 16 grams Strawberries and Champagne Type Fragrance Oil.  Stir to incorporate your Strawberry and Champagne Type Fragrance Oil.

Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe: Creating Your Strawberry EmbedsFinally, we will be adding the red color to the soap. So, to your melted soap base, add 5 drops of Natures Garden Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant and 2 drops of your Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant.  Then, once again, mix to incorporate the pink and red soap colorants.

 

Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe: Creating Your Strawberry EmbedsLastly, pour the red soap base into the strawberries mold.  Once the soap is in the mold, spray your red soap with rubbing alcohol.  Spraying your soap with rubbing alcohol will help remove any air bubbles that are on the surface of the soap.  Allow the embeds to setup before removing the strawberries from your mold.

Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Champagne Bottle EmbedsStrawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Champagne Bottle Embeds

Now, we will prepare the champagne bottle embeds for the top of your cold process soap.  This time the embeds will be colored a shimmery gold.  Once again, we will be using Natures Garden’s Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap.  So, go ahead and get your soap out and ready to cut.

Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe: Total Recipe Amounts for Your Champagne Bottle Embeds

180 grams Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap
9 grams Strawberry and Champagne Fragrance Oil
A pinch of 24K Gold Diamond Dust (mixed with a few grams of Vegetable Glycerin)

Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe: Creating Your Champagne Bottle EmbedsStrawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe: Creating Your Champagne Bottle Embeds

First, let’s prepare gold colorant that we will be using when creating your champagne bottle embeds.  In a small bowl, add just pinch, less than a gram, of 24K gold mica pigment and use a spoon to mix it with 3-4 grams of vegetable glycerin.  Set this aside, it will be used to color your soap once it is melted.

Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe: Creating Your Champagne Bottle EmbedsNext, weigh out 180 grams of your Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap.  Once again, melt your soap base in 30-second intervals until the soap is completely melted.  Then, add 9 grams Strawberry and Champagne Fragrance Oil.  Mix to incorporate the fragrance oil.  Finally, add the colorant you prepared.  Again, mix to incorporate the gold color.  Lastly, pour the melted soap base into the mold, spray it with rubbing alcohol, and allow it to setup.  Remove your champagne bottle embeds from the molds.

Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe: Creating Your CP Soap 

With the exception of the embeds you just created, your soap will be cold process soap.  You will be creating a total of four one pound loaves of soap.  If you have never made cold process soap before, 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.  Prior to starting, make sure you have all of the proper safety gear on.

Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe: Total Recipe Weights for CP Soap Ingredients

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 Strawberries and Champagne Type Fragrance Oil

Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe: Total Recipe Weights for CP Soap Colorants
Total Colorant Weights for Dark Magenta CP Soap:

14 grams Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant
4 grams Ultramarine Violet FUN Soap Colorant

Total Colorant Weights for Light Magenta CP Soap:

10 grams Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant
1 gram Ultramarine Violet FUN Soap Colorant

Total Colorant Weights for Red CP Soap:

10 grams Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant
5 grams Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant

Total Colorant Weights for Champagne Colored CP Soap:

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

Total Colorant Weights for White CP Soap:

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

Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Lye SolutionStrawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Lye Solution

First, we will be preparing our lye solution. In a mixing bowl weigh out 517 grams of your distilled water.  Then, slowly add 196 grams of lye (sodium hydroxide).  Next, slowly mix until all of your lye is dissolved.  Also, use caution and remember to always add your lye to the water.  You never want to add the water to the lye.  Once you have mixed your lye, you will need to wait for it to cool.  Let the temperature of your lye solution to drop to room temperature.

Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe: Prepare Your OilsStrawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Oils

Next, we will prepare oil oils and butters.  Weigh out and melt 272 grams Sunflower Oil, 272 grams Mango Butter, 244 grams Fractionated Coconut Oil, 136 grams Apricot Kernel Oil, 136 grams Shea Butter, 136 grams Macadamia Nut Oil, 136 Sweet Almond Oil, and 27 grams Lanolin Oil USP Liquid.  Allow the temperature to drop to room temperature.

Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe: Prepare Your ColorantsStrawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Colorants

While you are waiting, prepare the cp soap colorants.  You will need 5 bowls.  You will later be adding about 225 grams of soap batter to each bowl.  Make sure the bowls are large enough to add this amount.  Below will outline the colorants we used for this recipe.  Once you have prepared each bowl, you can set them aside, for now.  We will come back to them in just a bit.

Bowl 1:  14 grams Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant
4 grams Ultramarine Violet FUN Soap Colorant

Bowl 2:  10 grams Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant
1 gram Ultramarine Violet FUN Soap Colorant

Bowl 3:  10 grams Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant
5 grams Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant

Bowl 4:  2 grams 24K Gold Mica Pigment (mixed with a little bit of your oils)

Bowl 5:  20 grams Titanium Dioxide Oil Dispersible (mixed with a little bit of your oils)

Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe: Mixing Everything TogetherStrawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe: Mixing Everything Together

Next, we will be mixing everything together.  We will do this at room temperature.  When soaping at room temperature, your batter, in most cases, will thick much more slowly, than if you soap at a hotter temperature.  So, when you need more time to work, like when you are creating a swirled soap, we highly recommend soaping at room temperature.  Now, once both the lye solution and oils have come to room temperature, pour the lye solution into the bowl containing the oils.  Then, stick blend to emulsify them.  Finally, add 91 grams of Strawberry and Champagne Type Fragrance Oil.  Once again, stick blend your batter to incorporate the fragrance oil.

Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe: Separating Your Soap BatterStrawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe: Separating Your Soap Batter

Next, you will need to separate your soap batter.  We will be adding our soap batter to the bowls of colorants you prepared earlier. Most of the bowls need 225 grams of soap batter added.  However, the bowl containing the titanium dioxide should not have any batter added to it.  So, go ahead and add 225 grams of soap batter to each bowl, with the exception of the one containing titanium dioxide.

Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe: Separating Your Soap BatterOnce you have separated the colored portion, you will notice you have quite a bit of soap remaining in your larger bowl.  This larger portion, will all be white.  So, add the titanium dioxide to this bowl.  Stick blend to fully mix your colorant. Then, stick blend each of your colored bowls, starting with the lightest color, working your way to the darkest color.

Finally, we will be adding just a little bit of our white soap batter to the soap loaf itself.  You will need to separate 225 grams of your white soap batter.  This is the portion that will be used for our swirl.  Set your remaining larger portion of white batter aside.

Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap Creating Your SwirlStrawberries and Champagne CP Soap: Creating Your Swirl

Now, you will be creating your swirl.  We will be creating an in the pot swirl.  This type of swirl is done right in your bowl, then poured into the mold.  So, you will first need an empty bowl.  Then, you will need to pour the contents of each of your 225 grams bowls of soap batter into the empty bowl.  However, you want to pour each color in various areas of the bowl.  We will start with your first color, this can be whichever color you choose.  Look at your bowl as if it were a clock.  Pour a little bit of the batter at 12:00, some at 3:00, a bit more at 6:00, etc. Repeat this process with each color until you have used all of your colored batter.  When you finish, the soap in the bowl will look sort of like a color wheel.

Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap Creating Your SwirlLastly, you will need to swirl your soap batter.  This really is as simple as it sounds.  All you will need is a rubber spatula.  Place the spatula in your bowl and swirl in a clockwise manner.  Swirl until you are satisfied with your swirls.

Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap: Pouring Your Soap
Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap: Pouring Your Soap

Next, you will be pouring your soap batter into the mold.  You will need the silicone four loaf mold in front of you.  Pour your soap batter into each cavity of your mold.  Lightly tap the mold on the table to release any air bubbles.

Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap: Topping Your SoapStrawberries and Champagne CP Soap: Topping Your Soap

Finally, you will be topping your soap.  We will add a white fluffy soap on top along with strawberries and champagne bottles.  First, you will need the white soap batter you set aside earlier.  You want to wait until your white soap batter is at a thick frosting like consistency.

Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap: Topping Your Soap

Place the white soap batter on top of the swirled soap.  Use your spoon to create peaks in the white soap.  You will need to top each of your four loaves.  So, make sure you do not use more white soap than you need to.

 

Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap: Topping Your Soap
Then, you will be topping your soap with the embeds you created earlier.  So, place strawberries on each loaf.  You want to place about four or five strawberries on each loaf.  Then, place a champagne bottle right next to each strawberry.

Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap: Using Your SoapStrawberries and Champagne CP Soap: Using Your Soap

Allow your soaps to setup for 24-48 hours.  Then, remove the soap from the molds.  Slice each of your soap loaves using your mitre box and cutter.  Finally, you will want to allow your soap to cure before using it.

Dec
08

20 Ways to Use Jojoba Oil


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20 Ways to Use Jojoba Oil20 Ways to Use Jojoba Oil

Jojoba Oil is a pretty underrated oil. There are so many benefits packed into this mighty little oil. Technically, Jojoba Oil is not an oil but a wax that is light and non-greasy feeling. It absorbs quickly into the skin, hair, and nails. It’s also packed full of Vitamin E, Vitamin B which of course is totally what your skin and hair need to look healthy and alive. Jojoba Oil is non-toxic, non-comedogenic, non-allergic and non-irritant. That’s a lot of nons for something so natural! Below, Nature’s Garden has picked out 20 recipes that use this awesome oil. We hope you enjoy making them as much as you will enjoy using them all the while keeping your hair and skin on top of the game!

 

Hair Conditioner for Blondes20 Ways to Use Jojoba Oil Hair Conditioner for Blondes Recipe

Do blondes have more fun? Is it fact or fiction? I honestly believe your hair color doesn’t depend on whether you have fun or not BUT keeping your blonde locks blonde can be no fun at all! Brassiness, yellowing and sometimes an orange tinge are the woes of blondies. Hard water, well water, chlorine, certain shampoos and conditioners can contribute to this. Nature’s Garden has a natural solution to this problem: Our Hair Condition for Blondes. An infused tea of lemon peel and calendula flowers will help intensify your blonde. The jojoba oil is awesome in hair products and it helps hydrate and lock in moisture.  Our Goldie Dreadlocks Fragrance Oil that has a woodsy, vanilla scent will keep your hair smelling very fine!

 

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

Beards are definitely an “in thing” for guys these days. Most especially if you live in colder climates. Keeping up with your beard is an extremely important part of having a beard. They need trimmed, sometimes they need combed and they need washed. It’s like taking care of your hair, only this hair is on your face and it’s the first thing people will notice about you! Nature’s Garden created a Beard Balm recipe to help our bearded customers look good! With beeswax to help tame that beard and mustache and Jojoba Oil will help moisturize and lock in that moisture.  This balm will help give you an extra layer of protection to keep your skin from drying out from that harsh, cold winter air! Just add in the scent of Cedarwood  Virginian essential oil and you’ll be smelling like and looking like you should be out chopping down some timber!

 

20 Ways to Use Jojoba Oil Cotton Candy Emulsified Sugar Scrub20 Ways to Use Jojoba Oil Cotton Candy Emulsified Sugar Scrub

Cotton Candy. A light, airy confectioner’s treat served up like a pink or blue cloud. It dissolves the minute it hits your tongue leaving behind the sweet taste that truly only belongs to this carnival treat. Who wouldn’t love to treat yourself to this sugary treat without the calories! Well, Nature’s Garden developed a Cotton Candy Emulsified Sugar Scrub recipe to do just that! Using our Fluffy Pink Candy Fragrance Oil, your bathroom may just smell like you just came home from a sugar factory! Sweet with a hint of vanilla! The jojoba oil will moisturize your skin and the sugar will scrub those pores and dead skin away. Your skin will be left feeling soft and smooth with no greasy I-just-ate-a-bucket-of-carnival-fries feeling.

 

20 Ways to Use Jojoba Oil Activated Charcoal Scrub20 Ways to Use Jojoba Oil Activated Charcoal Scrub

Activated Charcoal has become increasingly popular among face scrubs and facial masks. It has a detoxifying agent that is perfect for those who suffer from acne. Since scrubs are popular for sloughing away that dead skin and cleaning out those pores why not throw some charcoal into it for an even better way to get bright, clean skin? Jojoba Oil is perfect in this scrub since it also has anti-fungal properties which is a positive step for treating acne. You have the best of both worlds in this Activated Charcoal Scrub recipe Natures Garden has created. Use our Black Linen and Amber Fragrance Oil for a rich cotton, musky, vanilla blossom scent. Who knew that using a product derived from burnt hardwoods could be so good for your skin?

 

Rejuvenating Foot Balm20 Ways to Use Jojoba Oil Rejuvenating Foot Balm

Essential Oils are quite popular these days. They can be used in foods, candles, cosmetics, soaps and lotions, incense and in cleaning products. Each essential oil has a specific property to it used to treat medical problems, injuries or even mental issues. While we at Nature’s Garden do not sell our products for medicinal use, we think that the scents of the oils lend a hand to aromatherapy. In our Rejuvenating Foot Balm recipe, we incorporate Tea Tree Australian essential oil and Peppermint (Redistilled) essential oil. These scents are truly rejuvenating and not only perk up your senses, the foot balm itself will soften and sooth with Shea and Cocoa Butter to help moisturize with the help of  Jojoba Oil to help lock that moisture in. After a hard day’s work on your feet treat them nicely with a little foot rub using this sweet little balm.

 

20 Ways to Use Jojoba Oil Beard Soap20 Ways to Use Jojoba Oil Beard Soap

The first thing that will be noticed about you is your facial hair. It’s all about that beard! No scraggly, ragged beards, please! Women want a soft, clean presentable beard and our Beard Soap recipe was developed with that idea in mind! This is a cold process soap that uses cocoa butter, shea butter and of course Jojoba Oil! You will get a good lather from the contribution this oil has to offer and the added benefit that this oil is wonderful for hair to help lock in that moisture! The Gurgun Balsam Essential Oil will add a soft, piney scent that smells very manly.

 

20 Ways to Use Jojoba Oil Vanilla Cinnamon Sugar Scrub20 Ways to Use Jojoba Oil Vanilla Cinnamon Sugar Scrub

Cinnamon sugar, vanilla and apples! No, it’s not a pie, or a crisp or a cobbler! Although you may smell like one and honestly, who doesn’t love the smell of any of those desserts? Nature’s Garden Vanilla Cinnamon Sugar Scrub will help you scrub away that dry, dead winter skin. Just from the scent of Vanilla Silk and Cinnabun Fragrance Oil along with the Vanilla Powder and Apple Pie Spice blend powder to enhance the scent, you may need to bake yourself an apple dessert after bath time! With ingredients of cocoa butter, mango butter to help moisturize and jojoba oil to help hydrate and lock in that moisture your, skin will be soft and feeling shined up like an apple!

 

20 Ways to Use Jojoba Oil Shea Lotion with Herbal Infusion Recipe20 Ways to Use Jojoba Oil Shea Lotion with Herbal Infusion Recipe

With everybody loving everything all-natural and loving the benefits and aroma you get from herbs we are sure you will adore our Shea Lotion with Herbal Infusion! This little recipe is packed with vitamins E and C, antioxidants, amino acids, anti-aging properties. Honestly, too many amazing qualities to even list! With the Herbal Infusion of Rosehips powder and Hibiscus Flower powder, your skin will be thanking you for taking the time to make something so good for it! With the jojoba oil used to help punch up that vitamin E, and it’s added bonus of antioxidants, it’s the perfect lotion for face, not just your lower half! The Peach Magnolia Raspberry fragrance oil will add perfection with the scent of peaches, raspberries, magnolia with a touch of honeysuckle and jasmine.

 

Watermelon Emulsified Sugar Scrub20 Ways to Use Jojoba Oil Watermelon Emulsified Sugar Scrub Recipe

It’s summertime and you’re eating a sweet slice of juicy, red-ripe watermelon. I can almost feel the sun shining down on me, all warm, while the juice dribbles down my chin. Okay, back to reality for a moment. I do love the smell of watermelon and it does remind me of summer. Maybe this Watermelon Emulsified Sugar Scrub will help to remind you of summertime too. The Watermelon Fragrance oil is a mixture of melons and a hint of vanilla. Apricot Kernel Oil and Jojoba Oil are both light, fast-absorbing and will leave your skin feeling soft and not a bit greasy. It’s a perfect summertime scrub and the natural colorants used from Spinach Leaf Powder and Beet Root Powder help enhance the look of your scrub when it’s all jarred up and ready to go to your friends as gifts!

 

Solid Lotion Bar20 Ways to Use Jojoba Oil Solid Lotion Bar Recipe

Lotion bars are truly the handiest thing to have. They are easy to carry. Not the least bit messy and that in itself is perfect. Your child can carry one in their backpacks or school bags and you won’t have to worry about them leaking and causing one super messy cleanup! Lotion Bars can be put into any container such as small tins, or small jars or molds. We have chosen our Large Deodorant Container which is helpful as they can be raised as your product is used and there is definitely less waste! With minimal ingredients, this Solid Lotion Bar recipe is quick to whip up and are good to go in an hour or two. The jojoba oil will help moisturize, and seal in its beneficial ingredients leaving your skin soft and protected. Use our Beautiful Babe fragrance oil will leave your skin smelling of roses, jasmine and a hint of plum.

Honey Vanilla Lip Balm20 Ways to Use Jojoba Oil Honey Vanilla Lip Balm Recipe

In the winter time, lip balm is probably one of the most cherished articles you carry with you. No matter if you keep one or two in your purse, your car, back pocket or backpack, they are necessary for those chapped, dry lips! Our Honey Vanilla Lip Balm is definitely a recipe to try! It has Jojoba Oil to help moisturize and hydrate and beeswax to coat and seal in that moisture. The Vanilla Bean flavoring oil lends some sweetness along with a drop or two of your favorite honey to add to it.

 

Lavender Apple Sugar Scrub20 Ways to Use Jojoba Oil Lavender Apple Sugar Scrub Recipe

There are so many sugar scrub recipes out there and they are all so very popular it’s sometimes hard to pick one. They look so pretty, they smell so good and they are so easy to make. Just a few ingredients needed and everybody has some sugar at home.  So give this sweet Lavender Apple Sugar Scrub a try next time you’re looking for a new scrub to make. With the sugar acting as the exfoliate and the vitamin packed Jojoba Oil to help moisturize, your skin will definitely love the attention. Our Lavender Apple fragrance oil was used that gives this scrub its name has a powdery, delicate scent of apples and notes of lilac. Sprinkle some tiny dried lavender buds on top for added scent and presentation.

 

Hydrating Hand Sticks20 Ways to Use Jojoba Oil Hydrating Hand Sticks Recipe

Our hands go through so much turmoil throughout the day. They help us at work, help feed and take care of our loved ones, and they are out in the elements helping us with yard work or any chores that require us to be outside. It’s rough being a hand and they need some love when they are chapped, dry and cracked. These handy (no pun intended) little Hydrating Hand Sticks are so awesome to carry in your pockets or your purse. Use one just before you set out to do your errands or tasks and you’ll be adding some protection with the Jojoba Oil, Shea Butter and Beeswax. Vitamins and minerals to nourish and seal in that moisture. The Nectarine and Mint Fragrance Oil will add a sweet scent of oranges, nectarines and the cooling scent of mint.

 

Creamy Coconut Craziness Cold Process Soap20 Ways To Use Jojoba Oil Creamy Cocoa Craziness Cold Process Soap Recipe

Nothing really crazy about this CP soap except maybe how it’s an awesome soap to play around with swirling and coloring techniques. The batter of this Creamy Cocoa Craziness Cold Process Soap doesn’t set up so quickly and gives you an opportunity to play around with it and bring out your inner soap artist! It only creates four pounds of soap which is also good for beginners who don’t want to invest in making a big batch. With ingredients of cocoa butter, coconut oils and let’s not forget the vitamin enriched Jojoba Oil, this soap will leave your skin soft, hydrated and sweet smelling from the Creamy Coconut Fragrance Oil that smells like a glass of sweet, creamy coconut milk.

 

Green Apple Blast Lip Balm20 Ways To Use Jojoba Oil Green Apple Lip Balm Recipe

You can never have too many lip balm recipes. Everybody’s tastes differ in how they like their lip balm. Some like it with beeswax, some don’t. Some like it sweet or fruity, some like it crisp or refreshing. No matter what you can never go wrong with the Green Apple Lip Balm. It’s Green Apple Blast flavoring oil is tart and sweet just like a Granny Smith apple. It uses beeswax and candelilla wax that will help give those dry, chapped lips some extra protection and a nice gloss to it. Give this one a try and we are sure you will have a definite keeper.

 

Total Hot Man Cold Process Soap20 Ways to Use Jojoba Oil Total Hot Man Cold Process Soap Recipe

We can never forget about our menfolk! It’s always good to have some recipes dedicated to our guys who like to smell good. Our Total Hot Man Cold Process Soap is just that since we use one of our popular scents among men, Total Hot Man Fragrance Oil smells of warm, earthy patchouli, a hint of fruity mango followed by sandalwood. We have also incorporated Himalayan Black Salt to help exfoliate their skin so the Jojoba Oil can absorb into those clean pores and make their skin feel soft and hydrated.

 

Margarita Salt Scrub20 Ways to Use Jojoba Oil Margarita Salt Scrub Recipe

I’ll have a margarita on the rocks no salt, please! Okay, well this recipe comes with salt regardless and that’s a good thing. Our Margarita Salt Scrub is a foaming scrub that will leave you feeling refreshed and not at all intoxicated. The Dead Sea Salt that is high in skin nourishing minerals will get your skin glowing. The mango and shea butter along with Jojoba Oil will soften and and moisturize it. Our Margarita Fragrance Oil that we add smells like the real thing. So make your Mondays: Margarita Salt Scrub Mondays and maybe have the real thing while you’re at it!

Gentle Avocado Cold Process Soap20 Ways to Use Jojoba Oil Gentle Avocado Cold Process Soap Recipe

Avocados are an amazing fruit! They are the only food that you can say has “good fat” in it. The kind of fat that is “heart healthy”. They have a ton of vitamins, more Potassium than a banana and they are also good source of fiber. So if they are so good for you on the inside than think how amazing it is for you on the outside. The Gentle Avocado Cold Process Soap is perfect for those with sensitive skin and of course our friend the Jojoba Oil which is non-irritant and non-allergic just adds to the awesomeness of this soap. The Rice Petals and Shea Butter Fragrance Oil adds a soft, ginger followed by coconut milk and rice flower. A gentle scent for a gentle soap.

 

Lipstick From Scratch20 Ways to Use Jojoba Oil Lipstick from Scratch Recipe

There are a lot of people out there who love to make things from scratch. It actually may seem like too much work, but when you know what ingredients you are using and you know where your ingredients come from, then maybe a little work isn’t so bad. Our Lipstick from Scratch recipe is anything but hard work. It just looks like it would be but most of the same ingredients that we use in our lip balm recipes go into making these lipsticks. You will get the benefits of a lip balm; the protection from the beeswax and the moisturizing and hydrating of Jojoba Oil and the nourishing of the vitamin E.  Then, just add in a lip tint of your choice and voila! You have lipstick! It would take you longer to drive to the drug store to buy a tube than it would to make a batch of these!

 

Glamour Girl Lotion20 Ways to Use Jojoba Oil Glamour Girl Lotion Recipe

The perfume Hot Couture is very popular fragrance. It’s also very expensive! We at Nature’s Garden have developed our take on Hot Couture with Couture Hotness Fragrance Oil. You can make any kind of bath or body product and smell like you just paid $70 for the real thing. Our Glamour Girl Lotion recipe is a good way to start. Using Macadamia Nut Oil that is amazing for dry, aging skin and Jojoba Oil that is also amazing with its Vitamin E, B and antioxidants, we are sure you will love this lotion. Not just for the benefits of the oils, but for the expensive smell Couture Hotness will give it.

 

Oct
27

Ways to Use Avocado Oil


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Ways to Use Avocado OilWays to Use Avocado Oil

Earlier in the week we talked about the benefits of avocado oil.  Today, we will look at ways to use avocado oil in your handcrafted bath and body products.  Avocado oil is wonderfully nourishing for your skin.  It is wonderfully thick, luxurious oil.  This oil is perfect for those winter months when your skin could really use some extra moisturizing.  To read about the many benefits of avocado oil click here.  However, be sure to read on for 20 ways to use avocado oil in your handmade body products.

Ways To Use Avocado Oil: Bath Bomb RecipesWays To Use Avocado Oil: Bath Bomb Recipes

First, let’s talk about bath bombs.  Bath bomb look really cool in as they fizz in the water.  Some even make the water a rainbow of cool colors.  However, did you know they aren’t just wonderful for the wow factor, some even contain added oils that are wonderful for your body.  Below, we will show you how we incorporated this oil into one of our bath bomb recipes.

Ways to Use Avocado Oil Fish Toy Bath Bomb RecipeWays to Use Avocado Oil Fish Toy Bath Bomb Recipe

First, we will talk about bath bomb, or bath fizzies as the kids a calling them these days!  In fact, with kids in mind this homemade bath fizzy was created.  Parents, we know how tough it can be to get those kiddos to take a bath.  We fight, yell, and sometimes it even ends in a melt down.  Well, what if each bath meant getting a toy?  With that thought in mind we created the fish toy bath bomb recipe.  We place a toy into the middle of the bath bomb.  So, when your little one takes a bath, pop the bath bomb into the tub and out comes a surprise.  In addition, we scented this bath bomb with Mermaid Kisses Fragrance Oil to give it a fabulously refreshing scent.

Ways To Use Avocado Oil: Homemade Bubble BarsWays To Use Avocado Oil: Homemade Bubble Bars

For those that don’t know, a bubble bar is crumbled under your warm running bath water.  Do to the addition of ingredients like SCI or SLS it produces bubbles perfect for your bubble bath.  These are wonderful and super fun to make. If you haven’t attempted a bubble bar recipe, you have got to try creating them for yourself.

Ways to Use Avocado Oil Mandarin Mango Bubble Bar Recipe

Next, you can use avocado oil in bubble bars.  We even used avocado oil in our Mandarin Mango Bubble Bar Recipe.  This bubble bath recipe is perfect for those of us that enjoy a nice relaxing bath.  However, we also added avocado oil to really pamper and moisturize you skin. Further, we added Mango and Mandarin Fragrance Oil to give the bubble bars a nice fruity scent.

Ways To Use Avocado Oil: Lip BalmsWays To Use Avocado Oil: Lip Balms

Next, let’s have a chat about handmade lip balm. Natures Garden has used avocado oil in a couple of lip balm recipes.  For some of us the cold, wind, and snow is right around the corner.  Your lips really can get especially dry this time of year.  So, why not take advantage of these ways to use avocado oil in lip balm.

Ways to Use Avocado Oil Avocado Lip Balm RecipeWays to Use Avocado Oil Avocado Lip Balm Recipe

First, we have one of our avocado oil lip balm recipe. This lip balm recipe is packed with oils and butters your lips will love!  It contains, of course, avocado oil, but also mango butter, coconut oil, and Vitamin E Oil.  Finally, we added French Vanilla Flavor Oil to give it a creamy vanilla taste.

Ways to Use Avocado Oil Chocolate Avocado Lip Balm RecipeWays to Use Avocado Oil Chocolate Avocado Lip Balm Recipe

Next, we have our chocolate avocado lip balm recipe.  Now, while this may seem just like the other avocado lip balm recipe, this one is slightly different.  It too contains coconut oil, mango butter, and vitamin E.  However, we also included real dark chocolate wafers to flavor the lip balm.

Ways To Use Avocado Oil: Lotion MakingWays To Use Avocado Oil: Lotion Making

Now, we will look at how avocado oil can be incorporated into your lotion making recipes.  While there are many ways to use avocado oil in lotion, below, we will talk about one of those ways.  When avocado oil is used in lotion recipes, it is incredible nourishing, it has incredible moisturizing power.  So, if your skin is dry and could use some extra help, I highly recommend avocado oil.

Ways to Use Avocado Oil Natural Facial Night Cream RecipeWays to Use Avocado Oil Natural Facial Night Cream Recipe

Not only do we incorporate avocado oil into this facial night cream recipe, we also infused calendula into the lotion.  This face cream is perfect for nightly use.  In addition to the benefit of the avocado oil, this night cream recipe is completely natural.

Ways To Use Avocado Oil: Body ScrubsWays To Use Avocado Oil: Body Scrubs

Next, you can discover ways to use avocado oil in your body scrub recipes.  Adding avocado oil to your scrub recipe is perfect!  Allow the exfoliants in the scrub to buff away the dead and dry skin.  Then, let the avocado oil step in to pump your skin with moisture.

Ways to Use Avocado Oil Margarita Salt Scrub RecipeWays to Use Avocado Oil Margarita Salt Scrub Recipe

First, we have the Margarita Salt Scrub Recipe.  This particular salt scrub not only use the moisturizing power of avocado oil, it also has the added benefit of Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate also known as SCI.  SCI is a foaming agent that is one of my favorite NG products.  SCI is often used in place of SLS.  This gentle surfactant is used to produce bubbles in products like our Margarita Salt Scrub.  However, that is not the only thing we love about it!  It also leaves your skin feeling silky and smooth.  Finally, this foaming body scrub is scented with our Margarita Fragrance Oil.

Ways to Use Avocado Oil Wine Sugar Scrub RecipeWays to Use Avocado Oil Wine Sugar Scrub Recipe

Our second scrub recipe using avocado oil is our Wine Sugar Scrub Recipe.  So, I am sure you are wondering what the big deal is with a wine scented scrub, right? Well, this wine scrub isn’t just scented with our Christmas Cabernet Wine Fragrance Oil, it also contains real red wine. This red wine body scrub is the perfect Christmas gift for all of the wine lovers in your life!

Ways to Use Avocado Oil  Vanilla Cinnamon Sugar Scrub RecipeWays to Use Avocado Oil Vanilla Cinnamon Sugar Scrub Recipe

Third, we have our vanilla cinnamon sugar scrub that uses avocado oil.  What else is unique about this sugar scrub?  To be honest there are a few things.  One, since this scrub is emulsified, we could layer it.  What is an emulsified scrub some may ask.  To put it simply, do you ever notice how some scrubs will have the oil separated from the sugar or salt?  Those scrub were not emulsified. This doesn’t mean there is anything wrong with them, we have made plenty like this as well.  However, one great thing with an emulsified scrub is that you can layer it.  The second unique thing about this scrub, in addition to vanilla powder and apple pie spice powder, it contains two different types of sugar.  The brown layer contains brown sugar and the white contains white sugar.  Lastly, this sugar scrub recipe uses two different fragrance oils.  We scented it with Cinnabun Type Fragrance Oil and Vanilla Bean Fragrance Oil.

Ways to Use Avocado Oil Sour Watermelon Sugar Scrub Cubes RecipeWays to Use Avocado Oil Sour Watermelon Sugar Scrub Cubes Recipe

Finally, in our way to use avocado oil in a body scrub.  Why not try a solid scrub recipe.  This scrub recipe is perfectly portioned for single use.  You can pop a cube out of the clamshell and use it.  Not only is this scrub portioned perfectly, it also uses clamshell packaging.  Clamshells are wonderful because you don’t have to worry about additional packaging. Simple place your scrub into the clamshell, close the lid, and place your label.  It’s that simple!  This particular recipe is scented with our Sour Watermelon Candy Fragrance Oil.

Ways To Use Avocado Oil: Soap MakingWays To Use Avocado Oil: Soap Making

Finally, we will talk about soap making recipes using avocado oil.  Avocado oil is a nutrient-filled soaping oil that will give your cold process soap with creamy lather It provides conditioning to the skin. Due to its high levels of unsaponifiables, many soap makers use avocado oil to increase the moisturizing qualities of their cp soap. Avocado oil is a great oil to add to soap for people with sensitive skin. In handmade soap your usage rate can be 5-30% of your recipe.

Ways to Use Avocado Oil: Gentle Avocado Cold Process Soap RecipeWays to Use Avocado Oil: Gentle Avocado Cold Process Soap Recipe

First, in our soap making recipes, our Gentle Avocado Cold Process Soap Recipe. This soap making recipe uses avocado oil to truly pamper your skin.  In addition, we scented this handmade cp soap with Natures Garden’s Rice Petals and Shea Butter Fragrance Oil.

 

Ways to Use Avocado Oil: Cold Fashioned Lemonade Soap RecipeWays to Use Avocado Oil: Cold Fashioned Lemonade Soap Recipe

Next, we have our Cold Fashioned Lemonade Soap Recipe.  This recipe was created as an employee spotlight project by Bailey.  She chose to scent her cold process soap with one of her favorite fragrance oils.  What fragrance oil did she use?  Bailey used Lemon Sugar Fragrance Oil, of course.

Ways to Use Avocado Oil: MP Embed CP Soap Recipe

Now, we have a cold process soap recipe that uses Bubble Luscious Fragrance Oil along with avocado oil.  This cp soap recipe will show you how to place melt and pour soap embeds inside you cold process soap.

Ways to Use Avocado Oil: Argan Soap RecipeWays to Use Avocado Oil: Argan Soap Recipe

Another option is to use avocado oil along with Kulu Bay Fragrance Oil to compliment the argan oil in our Argan Soap Recipe.  This is a cp soap recipe the uses an in the pot swirl to create an awesome three color swirl.

Ways to Use Avocado Oil: Hot Process Soap RecipeWays to Use Avocado Oil: Hot Process Soap Recipe

You can also use avocado oil in hot process soap recipes.  This hp soap recipe uses Natures Garden’s NG Baby Powder Fabuloso Fragrance Oil. Hot Process Soap, for those that haven’t made it before, can be created is a soaping crock pot.

Ways to Use Avocado Oil: Refreshing Cold Process Soap RecipeWays to Use Avocado Oil: Refreshing Cold Process Soap Recipe

Alternatively, you can use avocado oil in this refreshing cold process soap recipe.  This cp soap recipe uses China Rain Fragrance Oil.  This soap recipe is another recipe that uses a in the pot swirl.

 

Ways to Use Avocado Oil: Hot Fudge Brownies Cold Process Soap RecipeWays to Use Avocado Oil: Hot Fudge Brownies Cold Process Soap Recipe

Next, this cold process soap recipe with avocado oil uses Hot Fudge Brownies Fragrance Oil.  I must say this soap looks good enough to eat, and smells equally delicious.  If you now need some brownies, try this recipe, it’s amazing!

Ways to Use Avocado Oil: Total Hot Man CP Soap RecipeWays to Use Avocado Oil: Total Hot Man CP Soap Recipe

Now, this next recipe holds a very special place in my heart.  This was my very first attempt at cold process soap making.  I was taught how to make soap with this recipe using avocado oil.  It was only the start of my soap making journey that has turned into a passion. It uses activated charcoal, Hawaiian Black Salt, and is scented with the powerful scent of Total Hot Man Fragrance Oil.

Ways to Use Avocado Oil: Apricotie Hottie Soap RecipeWays to Use Avocado Oil: Apricotie Hottie Soap Recipe

Finally, a hot process soap making recipe that uses Apricot Fragrance Oil as well as both avocado oil and apricot oil. Learn how to make a basic hot process soap using a crock pot.

Oct
24

Avocado Oil Benefits


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Avocado Oil BenefitsAvocado Oil Benefits

Everybody loves the deliciousness of avocados. They are yummy by themselves and add some extra taste to sandwiches and burritos. But, this delightful fruit is not just a tasty treat for you to spread on toast. In fact, there are even more avocado oil benefits that you can enjoy for your skin and hair. So, this means that avocado oil is perfect for creating your own homemade cosmetics!  So, we at Natures Garden are sure that you will love adding this cosmetic oil to your own homemade products. You are absolutely sure to feel the moisturizing, nutrient-rich, skin-loving power of avocado oil. In this blog we would like to discuss these amazing benefits for both your products and the body!

Avocado Oil Benefits History of Avocados

According to a website that is all about avocados, this tasty food have been appreciated by humans for thousands of years. This delicious fruit originated in central Mexico and was domesticated by tribes like the Inca and Maya. Later, the Spanish conquered these tribes, in the 16th century, and spread the use of avocados to other areas in the world. Surprisingly, the use of avocados was not an instant success. In fact, this food was not made very popular until 1950 when it was used in salads. If you would like to learn more, you can find a more detailed historical account of this fruit on their website. Furthermore, those that really love avocados should check out more at Avoseedo where you can even purchase your very own avocado tree to grow at home!

Avocado Oil Benefits For Homemade Body Care Products

It’s important to understand how your cosmetic ingredients will impact and change the qualities of your homemade products. While it is possible to create your products with a vague understanding of the ingredients, it can be hard to tell exactly what you are going to get from your final product. This way you can combine specific ingredients to get a product that fits your needs the best. For avocado oil, this means that you can create a product that is great for sensitive, dry skin that could use some extra nutrients. This oil is a bit heavy, but is perfect for those that could use some extra moisturizing power.

Avocado Oil Benefits for Soap MakingAvocado Oil Benefits for Soap Making

First of all, you can create some skin loving cold process soap with this cosmetic oil. Using this oil would add some lovely properties to your soap recipe. The oil will add some conditioning properties to the bar, which will soften and moisturize your skin. Furthermore, avocado oil is full of nutrients for the skin. Plus, the soap will have  a creamy lather and be a harder kind of bar. Also, this this cosmetic oil is nice for sensitive skin and can be used at a rate of 5-30% for your soap recipe. One of our own soap recipes that includes this ingredient is the Gentle Avocado Cold Process Soap Recipe.

Avocado Oil Benefits for Homemade LotionAvocado Oil Benefits for Homemade Lotion

Also, you can use this cosmetic oil to create your very own body lotion recipes. This lovely oil is a gentle one that is able to nourish and moisturize the skin. This oil has a high percentage of essential fatty acids, which moisturize the skin. Additionally, this cosmetic oil contains beneficial nutrients, like vitamins A,D, and E. Plus, this cosmetic oil is gentle enough to create lotion for sensitive skin types and sensitive areas of skin, like the face. Not only is this oil great for creating a typical body lotion, Avocado Oil was perfect for creating our Natural Facial Night Cream.

Avocado Oil Benefits for Making Lip BalmAvocado Oil Benefits for Making Lip Balm

Further, you can use this lovely cosmetic ingredient for creating  your lip balm recipes. This is a perfect recipe for making products that will truly care for your lips. You will love using avocado oil in your very own lip balm recipes and you can even try it out with our Avocado Lip Balm Recipe. Further, you can create the incredibly delicious Chocolate Avocado Lip Balm Recipe. This recipe uses this cosmetic oil along with other luscious oils and butters to create a perfect recipe for soft, nourished lips.

Avocado Oil Benefits for Making Your Own ConditionerAvocado Oil Benefits for Making Your Own Conditioner

Also, you can use this lovely cosmetic oil to create some awesome conditioner for hair. Avocado Oil is perfect for caring for dried out hair in need of some moisturizing power. This cosmetic hair oil is perfect for revitalizing your hair and bringing back the moisture that your hair needs. Since this cosmetic oil is a bit thicker than some of the other oils used in regular conditioner, I would recommend using this oil in hair mask recipes and other deep conditioning recipes. This way you can get the intense nourishment without over doing the moisturizing.

Avocado Oil Benefits for Scrub RecipesAvocado Oil Benefits for Scrub Recipes

Additionally, you can create some skin loving scrub recipes. with this cosmetic oil. This heavy, luscious oil is amazing for the skin. With winter right around the corner, the added moisturizing power of avocado oil would be a perfect addition to your body scrubs. Avocado oil will provide your skin with essential vitamins that your body will thank you for. This lovely oil is perfect for creating unique scrub recipes that care for your skin! One great scrub product that you can create with this oil is the delightful Margarita Salt Scrub Recipe.

Avocado Oil Benefits for Making Bath ProductsAvocado Oil Benefits for Making Bath Products

Lastly, you can perfectly use this cosmetic oil to create all kinds of skin loving bath products. So, it would be a great idea to include avocado oil in your bath bombs, bubble bars, or bath melts. This oil is great for moisturizing and nourishing the skin. This will allow you the chance to relax as your skin soaks up all the nourishment from this lovely oil. One fun way that you can use this oil to help nourish the skin is to create the lovely Mandarin Mango Bubble Bar Recipe. This highly moisturizing oil lets this recipe be fun, bubbly, and still good for the skin!

Avocado Oil Benefits For Your Skin and BodyAvocado Oil Benefits For Your Skin and Body

In addition to the avocado oil benefits in your handmade products, avocado oil has some benefits for your body. Of course, a product wouldn’t benefit too much from a cosmetic ingredient that didn’t do something great for the body! Luckily, avocado oil Is a wonderful cosmetic oil for your skin. If you have dry skin, then this lovely oil is absolutely perfect for your products and your skin. This is a perfect cosmetic oil for nourishing the skin. Plus, this cosmetic oil is nice for protecting your skin for UV damage and other skin damage.

 Avocado Oil Benefits for Dry SkinAvocado Oil Benefits for Dry Skin

First, this cosmetic oil is great for reducing dry skin. Avocado Oil is a perfect ingredient for adding the necessary nutrients to the skin. This cosmetic ingredient has fatty acids and essential vitamins that will sink into the skin to nourish your body and leave your skin nice and soft. So, the skin will be able to repair itself and gather the nourishment that it needs to resolve the issue of dry skin. Plus, this oil is known to sink down deeply into the skin to care for the deeper layers or your skin. Overall, this oil is a great choice for adding some extra moisture to your skin.

Avocado Oil Benefits for Calming EczemaAvocado Oil Benefits for Calming Eczema

Also, this cosmetic oil is great for dealing with inflammatory skin issues. For example, you can use Avocado Oil in your home remedies for itchy, dry eczema. Those that have had to deal with this issue know that eczema can be a difficult condition. This issue involves irritated and inflamed skin that can sometimes include itching, blisters, or red rashes. Definitely not a fun time. But, Avocado Oil has been known to reduce these irritating symptoms after a few tropical applications. The nourishing power of this oil can enrich the skin and lead to the production of anti-inflammatory compounds.

Avocado Oil Benefits for Reducing Signs of AgingAvocado Oil Benefits for Reducing Signs of Aging

Further, you can include Avocado Oil in the products that you create to reduce signs of aging, like dulling skin and age spots. While there is nothing wrong with getting a bit older, some changes aren’t always welcome. So, you can try to create some anti-aging products to revitalize the skin and produce a youthful glow. One way that this cosmetic oil can help you to reduce is age spots. This oil will provide your skin with the nourishment it needs to repair and reduce the damage in your age spots. This happens because the cosmetic oil helps to keep the skin plump to reduce aging.

Avocado Oil Benefit for Wrinkle ReductionAvocado Oil Benefit for Wrinkle Reduction

Also, you can use this cosmetic ingredient to reduce wrinkles, fine lines. So, this cosmetic oil is great for even more age reduction beauty products! Adding in some Avocado Oil will help nourish the skin and rejuvenate your skin. This will lead to brilliant looking skin. Plus, this oil can help lighten and reduce scarring. Obviously, this lovey oil has essential nutrients that can help your skin look beautiful!

Avocado Oil Benefit for Skin TighteningAvocado Oil Benefit for Skin Tightening

Another great way that you can use this cosmetic oil is for tightening loose skin. Some skin may begin to feel looser as you age, but you can use oils like Avocado to reduce this effect. This oil will promote the production of collagen, which supports cells. Ultimately, this will lead to stronger and tighter skin!

Avocado Oil Benefits for Sun BurnAvocado Oil Benefits for Sun Burn

Additionally, this cosmetic oil is a great ingredient for dealing with sun burn. First this oil is perfect for creating healing ointments for sun burn. Avocado oil contains nutrients that may help your sun burn heal faster. Also, this oil is helpful for relieving the burning feeling faster than untreated sunburn. Plus, this oil contains fatty acids and vitamins that help protect your skin from UV rays. While this oil can’t act in replacement of high SPF sunblock, it is a perfect addition to your sun block formulations.

Avocado Oil Benefits for Clear SkinAvocado Oil Benefits for Clear Skin

Another way that this cosmetic oil can be useful is for reducing blemishes and break outs. This oil contains compounds that work to cleanse and protect your skin from foreign elements. Plus, the oil helps increase blood circulation, which rejuvenates skin cells. Further, Avocado Oil is great for helping to control break outs and acne as well as reducing helping to reduce scars.  Together, these properties will leave your skin glowing!

Avocado Oil Benefits for Conditioning HairAvocado Oil Benefits for Conditioning Hair

Plus, this oil can be used to condition your hair. This cosmetic oil is a deep moisturizing oil that is perfect for restoring nourishment, which will leave your hair feeling soft and healthy. Further, this oil can be used to heal damaged, dry hair and reduce frizzy hair. So, include this cosmetic oil in your hair care routine and get ready for some gorgeous locks!

Avocado Oil Benefits for DandruffAvocado Oil Benefits for Dandruff

Further, this oil can be used to reduce dandruff. Not only is Avocado Oil great for moisturizing hair, but this cosmetic oil is useful for the scalp, too. The nourishing properties of this oil can reach down into the skin and follicles and provide the nourishment your scalp deserves. Since dandruff is resultant from dried out skin on the scalp, providing moisture and nourishment will prevent this embarrassing occurrence.

Avocado Oil Benefit for Hair Damage ProtectionAvocado Oil Benefit for Hair Damage Protection

We all know that sometimes beauty is pain. For your hair this means that heating and styling your hair can lead to some serious damage, which can lead to choosing between gorgeous hairdos or silky, soft hair. But, this oil can help you have it all. Use this cosmetic ingredient to protect your hair to maintain those luscious locks. This way you can show it all off by styling, straightening, and curling. You are going to love your hair!

Avocado Oil Benefits For Your Skin and BodyAvocado Oil Benefits for Irritated Skin

Another great property of this cosmetic oil is its ability to calm irritated skin. So, this cosmetic ingredient is helpful for rashes or chafing. Also, this oil would be good at reducing diaper rash. This cosmetic oil is perfect for reducing redness and irritation. So, using this oil will help you to calm your rashes and feel better in no time!

 

Oct
13

20 Ways to Use Pumpkin in Bath and Body Recipes


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20 Ways to Use Pumpkin20 Ways to Use Pumpkin in Bath Bath and Body Recipes

It is that time of year again!  Pumpkin lover’s rejoice!  Pumpkin everything surrounds you.  Today, we will show you 20 ways to use pumpkin that you are going to love!  Whether you are a candle maker or a soap maker you must read on to see just what you can make with the wonderful 20 ways to use pumpkin.

Also, for anyone local, we have the perfect pumpkin patch that you MUST visit! Burnham Orchards is perfect for both pumpkins and apples.  While you are there, go for a hayride with the kids or help them pick out their pumpkins!  This is a place both the young and young at heart can enjoy. Once you have picked your pumpkins be sure to watch them launch a pumpkin from a cannon.

20 Ways to Use Pumpkin Powders and Pumpkin Oil

Pumpkin Seed OilPumpkin Seed Oil

Pumpkin seed oil is a carrier oil that is used in a wide range of soap and cosmetic recipes.  It’s a darker oil that has a natural nutty aroma.  Some prefer their soaping oils to be lighter and minimal natural scent, but despite its natural color and scent, pumpkin seed oil is packed with nutrients.  It has Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids, Vitamins E, A, and C, and it is rich in the mineral zinc. Pumpkin seed oil is easily absorbed into the skin and helps to repair dry, damaged skin.

Pumpkin Pie Spice Powder BlendPumpkin Pie Spice Powder Blend

Next, Pumpkin Pie Spice Powder is a natural spice blend of cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and nutmeg.  Natures Garden’s organic Pumpkin Pie Spice Blend can be used in anything from handmade soap to bath fizzies to wax melt recipes.

Pumpkin Seed PowderPumpkin Seed Powder

Pumpkin seed powder can be used in a variety of your homemade cosmetic recipes. These pumpkin seeds contains an array of nutrients which are beneficial to your body.  Pumpkin seeds contain 18 amino acids, omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids, phosphorus, manganese, magnesium, zinc, iron, copper, and vitamin K.  Pumpkin seed powder is used in cosmetics for its antioxidant, nourishing, and skin softening properties.

20 Ways to Use Pumpkin Fragrance Oils

Fragrance Oils are another way to incorporate pumpkin into your handmade candle recipes as well as bath and body recipes.  Pumpkin fragrance oils are our most popular scents in candles as well as bath and body products in both the fall and winter months.

 

Pumpkin Crunch Cake Fragrance OilPumpkin Crunch Cake Fragrance Oil

You are going to go crazy for this fragrance oil by Natures Garden! This bakery scent is the aroma of delicious warm pumpkin pie filling with notes of creamy milk; rounded out with yellow cake that has been freshly baked, drizzled with melted butter, pecans, and hints of spice.


Pumpkin Pie Spice Fragrance Oil
Pumpkin Pie Spice Fragrance Oil

This spiced pumpkin fragrance oil by Natures Garden is the aroma of sweet creamy pumpkin, followed with hints of spicy nutmeg, cinnamon, clove, and ginger; surrounded with warm buttery vanilla notes.

Frosted Pumpkin Type Fragrance OilFrosted Pumpkin Type Fragrance oil

Frosted Pumpkin Type Fragrance Oil by Natures Garden is a replication of a famous aroma.  This pumpkin fragrance oil starts with refreshing citrus top notes of fresh lemon, followed by middle notes of warm pumpkin and hints of spicy nutmeg and ginger; rounded with a base of sugary maple and creamy vanilla frosting.

Pleasingly Pumpkin Fragrance OilPleasingly Pumpkin Fragrance Oil

This pumpkin fragrance oil by Natures Garden is similar to the famous sweet pumpkin fragrance.  It is the sugar and creamy mixture of spicy pumpkin puree with warm notes of butter and sweet vanilla cream.

Pumpkin Apple Butter Fragrance OilPumpkin Apple Butter Fragrance Oil

Next, a fragrance oil by Natures Garden that will lift your spirits and get you ready for the holidays starting with top notes of apple, orange, pear, cherries, and pineapple, the fragrance is followed by hints of pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove. This fragrance is closed out with lingering base notes of warm vanilla.  Our customers adore this unique, original, and simply amazing pumpkin fragrance oil! 

Pumpkin Cheesecake Fragrance OilPumpkin Cheesecake Fragrance Oil

Who can resist pumpkin cheesecake?  For those that mist now make a pumpkin cheesecake, here is a recipe! I will be trying this tonight. Now, back to the fragrance oil! Pumpkin Cheesecake fragrance oil by Natures Garden is the delectable scent of ground cinnamon, cardamom, Vermont maple, carrot, whipped cream, rum, and pumpkin puree of course! It is then blended to perfection with cream cheese, caramelized sugar, and French vanilla.  Can you see why this is my favorite pumpkin scent?

Pumpkin Eggnog Fragrance OilPumpkin Eggnog Fragrance Oil

Another option is Pumpkin Eggnog Fragrance Oil by Natures Garden. This is the perfect blend of eggnog and warm pumpkin pie!  This fragrance is magical! It is the combination of sweet and creamy vanilla custard and fresh pumpkin and crisp apple. It is rounded out with hints of spices of cinnamon and clove, with an ever so subtle base of cedar and musk.

Pumpkin Roll Fragrance OilPumpkin Roll Fragrance Oil

Next, pumpkin rolls, another holiday tradition in my family!  They’re sweet, creamy, delicious. This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is does not disappoint, smelling just like the real thing!  However, if you really are wanting to make the real thing, here is a recipe. Now, the fragrance oil, it has notes of sweet sugar pumpkin puree spiced with hints of cinnamon, and nutmeg layered onto a warm, sweet-butter crust, drizzled with maple and honey.

Pumpkin Walnut Biscotti Fragrance OilPumpkin Walnut Biscotti Fragrance Oil

Ok, so I have never actually tried a pumpkin biscotti, but if they taste as good as this fragrance smells, I will be getting some this weekend for sure. The aroma of freshly baked Italian biscotti with delicious notes of pumpkin and fresh walnuts. With tops notes of almond and cherry, followed by middle notes of pumpkin and warm base notes of biscotti cookie, walnuts, vanilla you will definitely need to add this one to your holiday fragrance oil list.

20 Ways to Use Pumpkin in Candles

Now, we have talked about the products you can use in pumpkin candles.  So, let’s talk about how Natures Garden’s creative team has used pumpkin in our free candle and wax melt recipes. These candles also use many of the fragrance oils listed above.

Pumpkin Pie Candle RecipePumpkin Pie Candle Recipe

First, our pumpkin pie candle recipe is perfect for all you pumpkin lovers. This homemade candle recipe uses both a container wax and pillar wax.  The pillar wax is used for the adorable pumpkin embed that tops the Joy Wax candle. This candle making tutorial will show you how to make a layered candle and how to whip candle wax. Finally, we scented this handcrafted pumpkin candle with Natures Garden’s Pumpkin Pie Spice Fragrance Oil.

Pumpkin Cheesecake Wax Melts RecipePumpkin Cheesecake Wax Melts Recipe

This next candle making recipe is perfect for those making wax tarts for wax melters.  This recipe includes pumpkin creatively in two different way.  First, the wax melts are scented with Natures Garden Pumpkin Cheesecake Fragrance Oil, which happens to be my favorite pumpkin scent!  This layered wax melt is a layered tart using Pillar of Bliss Candle Wax with a whipped Joy Wax topping.  Then, we top it off with a decorative sprinkle of our Pumpkin Pie Spice Powder.

 

Pumpkin Delight Clamshell Tarts RecipePumpkin Delight Clamshell Tarts Recipe

So now, we have the wonderful Pumpkin Delight Clamshell Tarts Recipe.  This clamshell wax melts are scent with Pumpkin Crunch Cake Fragrance Oil. This recipe is another layered wax melt recipe.  I know what you’re thinking, how do I choose between the cheese cake and crunch cake.  Well here is the benefit to using clamshells for your melts, instant packaging!  All you have to do is close the lid and add a label.  So, this recipe is perfect for those looking for convenience.  The packaging is quick and all you have to worry about is making an amazing label!

 

20 Ways to use Pumpkin in Soap Making

Now, whether you make cold process soap or melt and pour, here are some pumpkin soap making recipes. Whether you are just looking to add a pumpkin fragrance oil, or you want to add a little pumpkin spice to your like Natures Garden has got you covered.  Look no further these soap making recipes are all kind of pumpkin fun! Below, you will find a few more of the 20 ways to use pumpkin.

Carrot Cold Process Soap RecipeCarrot Cold Process Soap Recipe

First, our Carrot Cold Process Soap Recipe.  This cp soap recipe from Nature’s Garden uses our Frosted Pumpkin Fragrance Oil and real baby food.  This soap recipe is packed with oils that your body will thank you for!

Carrot Cupcake Soap RecipeCarrot Cupcake Soap Recipe

This next recipe shows you how to create cute little frosted soap cupcakes with our Carrot Cupcake Soap Recipe!  These melt and pour cupcake soaps use our pumpkin pie spice blend to give this fun soap recipe a decorative finish. They also use Natures Garden’s Goat Milk Melt and Pour Soap Base and Carrot Cupcake Fragrance Oil.

Pumpkin Puke Soap Jelly RecipePumpkin Puke Soap Jelly Recipe

Now, something for the kids!  Every parent knows it can at times be hard to get the kiddos to take a bath.  So, why not make bath time fun with this super cool Pumpkin Puke Soap Jelly Recipe. Not only will they have fun using the soap jelly, but they can even decorate the jar like a pumpkin!  In addition, it is scented with Pumpkin Roll Fragrance Oil. So they will smell sweet and pumpkiny!

Pumpkin Puree Cold Process Soap Recipe

Finally, we created the Pumpkin Puree Cold Process Soap Recipe using real pumpkin puree and our Pumpkin Apple Butter Fragrance Oil. This cold process soap recipe is perfect!  It’s packed with skin loving oils, including pumpkin seed oil and it’s topped off with a decorative dollop of soap resembling whipped cream.

20 Ways to use Pumpkin in Other Recipes

Next, we’ve talked about soap making, we’ve talked about candles but pumpkin really can be incorporated into so many types of cosmetic recipes too. Whether you want to make a scrub or a room scent read below for more pumpkin ideas.

Pumpkin Eggnog Foaming Sugar Scrub RecipePumpkin Eggnog Foaming Sugar Scrub

First, we have the Pumpkin Eggnog Foaming Sugar Scrub.  This body scrub recipe uses Natures Garden’s Whipped Soap Base. Learn how to make a festive fall sugar scrub with this scrub making tutorial.  Of course, this handcrafted cosmetic recipe was scented with Pumpkin Eggnog Fragrance Oil.

Pumpkin Sugar Scrub RecipePumpkin Sugar Scrub Recipe

Now, we have our Pumpkin Sugar Scrub Recipe.  Not only does this recipe use Pumpkin Walnut Biscotti Fragrance Oil, it also uses pumpkin pie spice powder and pumpkin seed oil.  Not only does this layered scrub look awesome, it’s an all over treat for your body.

Pinecone Firestarters RecipePinecone Firestarters Recipe

Next, on our list of 20 ways to use pumpkin, we have pinecone firestarters!  This recipe uses Pleasingly Pumpkin Fragrance Oil to fill your home with the wonderful aroma while warming your home.

 

 

20 Ways to use Pumpkin with Soap and Candle Embed Molds

Pumpkin Embed MoldsPumpkin Embed Molds

First, we have the pumpkin embed mold.  This tiny pumpkin mold is perfect for both candle making and soap making.  These pumpkins are perfect for topping your handmade soaps and homemade candles.

 

Silicone Pumpkin MoldSilicone Pumpkin Mold

Next, we have a pumpkin mold that can not only be used for mp soap, but also cold process soap.  Natures Garden’s silicone molds will withstand heat without any problems making these type of soap molds perfect for cp soapers. The molds would also make adorable pumpkin shaped solid sugar scrubs!

 

Silicone Jack O Lanterns MoldsSilicone Jack O Lanterns Mold

Finally, we have the Jack O Lanterns mold is a great size for your Halloween soaps.  However you can also use a wick pin when pouring your candle wax to create a candle using this pumpkin mold.

 

We have shared the ways we have used pumpkin in our homemade candle, handmade soap, and handcrafted cosmetic recipes.  We are sure there are more than 20 ways to use pumpkin. So now, it’s your turn.  Show us all pumpkiny goodies you have created by posting pictures on our Facebook page.  You can also tag us on Instagram or Twitter @ngscents. We have so much fun looking at all of our customer’s creations!

 

Oct
05

Cold Process Soap Benefits


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Cold Process Soap BenefitsCold Process Soap Benefits

With all the effort that comes along with making your own soap from scratch, it is nice to know the cold process soap benefits. We at Natures Garden would like to remind you about all the wonderful reasons why homemade soaps are the best.

Further, if you are a looking to become a soap maker, we’d like to share the advantages of making your own soap. Depending on what you are looking for in a soap, you may find different aspects of homemade soap appealing. Those that have a difficult time finding soaps that don’t irritate their skin will rejoice after using this soap. People that enjoy crafting and would like to make soaps that are more fun and creative than the typical bar will enjoy this method of soaping. Not only can you combine any scent with any color, but you can create crazy fun designs that are not not often found in soaps. Regardless of what you are looking for in a soap, I’m sure you will be able to find something special in cold process soap!

Cold Process Soap Benefits Main Reason to Soap At Home

The biggest reason you should want to create your own soaps from scratch is that they are better than store bought. It all boils down to quality and making your own soaps is the best way to ensure a quality product with total control of the ingredients. We will discuss exactly what we have found to convince us that homemade soaps are better for the skin.

Cold Process Soap Benefits Better for Skin Than Commercial SoapCold Process Soap Benefits Better for Skin Than Commercial Soap

When you can simply go out and buy a bar of soap, there are some benefits from making your own soap. Though both bars will get you clean, many store bought soaps aren’t as nice for your skin. Cold process soaps can be made with skin nourishing oils, butters, and herbs that really work well for your skin.

On the other hand, commercial bar soaps can contain ingedients that leave your skin dry. Further, store bought soap could have some of the natural moisturizing elements removed. For example, the glycerin in store bought soap, which is created during the saponification process, could be removed in these bars. Thus, leaving you with a bar that really dries out your hands. So, creating your own soap will leave you with a creamy lather that is softening and provides amazing moisture for your skin.

Cold Process Soap Benefits Get Ready For Softer Hands

Since you will have a bar of soap that is more moisturizing than those soaps at stores due to the glycerin content remaining, you will have softer, more moisturized hands! So, say farewell to your lotions and creams because you may not need them as much as you used to need them. These soaps will care for your skin and make sure that they don’t dry out your hands. While your soap will still clean hands effectively, it won’t dry out your skin. Also, you won’t need to buy as much lotion due to your soap extra moisturizing power! So, this is the best soap recipe to create for hands that will help your skin hydrate and heal.

Cold Process Soap Benefits Freedom to Control All Ingredients

When you make your soap at home you have all the control. You can create any kind of soap that your skin could possibly need. You can easily account for sensitivities, allergies, and your skin type. No need to find a specialty bar of soap at the store, you can simply leave out or swap ingredients to create your perfect bar of soap.

Cold Process Soap Benefits Crafting the Perfect Bar of SoapCold Process Soap Benefits Crafting the Perfect Bar of Soap

Since you are going to control exactly what is in your soap bars, you have the power to create a soap that cares for your skin exactly right. You know your skin best and can learn about the properties of different oils to create the perfect soap! Whether you have oily skin, sensitive skin, or dry skin it is within your ability to make kinds of soap, as well as many others, to formulate the bar that will fit your skin type perfectly. Changing the types and amounts of oils in your recipe will impact the bar’s appearance and how it treats you.

An easy way to create the exact soap recipe that you need is to enter in different oils into a soap calculator. This program will tell you exactly what kind of bar your recipe will create. It does help to know a bit about the oils. You can learn quite a bit about soaping oils through our Soaping Oil Properties class.

Cold Process Soap Benefits Soaps that Care For Your Skin

Further, you can choose from a wider variety of soaps when you have control of your ingredients. Stores don’t often have a wide selection of soaps. Often, there are different brands of the same old, generic kind of soap. Additionally, those that do find the rare, more natural bar of soap are likely to find it to be too expensive. So, you are more likely to be stuck with very little choice regarding your soap. However, creating your own soap from home will open the door to so many possibilities. You can literally make any kind of soaping recipe to find the exact recipe you enjoy best. No more waiting and hoping in the cosmetics aisle, it’s time for you to get more and better choices regarding you skin care!

Cold Process Soap Benefits Potential to Create All Natural SoapCold Process Soap Benefits Potential to Create All Natural Soap

Since you can control all of your ingredients, you have the option to create soap bars that are fully natural. For those that prefer to live on the more natural side, you can create soap without anything synthetic at all. You can include some herbs and spices to naturally enhance your soap with some nice properties. For example, you can add Chamomile Flowers to your soap for its relaxing and skin softening properties. There are so many herbs that provide different kinds of benefits that are explained for each one on the Natures Garden website.

Further, you can use powdered herbs to naturally color your soap, such as Beet Root PowderSpirulina Powder, or Cocoa Powder Organic. Additionally, an additive like Activated Charcoal has both deep pore cleansing properties and the ability to color your soap! You won’t have to turn to unnatural colorants or additives if you don’t want to, because there are plenty of options. All the decisions on ingredients are up to you!

Cold Process Soap Benefits Can Make Sensitive Soaps

As I mentioned before, you are able to create bars of soap that are perfect for sensitive skin. So, those that have had a difficult time with typical bars of soap may have more luck creating their own bars of soap. There is no fear of the recipe being changed all of a sudden to add an ingredient you are avoiding and no worries about finding the exact right product, because you control it all. If you have sensitivities to certain colorants, fragrance oils, or other ingredients, then just leave them out of your soap batch and enjoy the freedom!

First, there are many substitutes for colorants that have been mentioned and you can even leave the soap batch uncolored. Also, you can either create an unscented bar of soap or add one of our all natural essential oils. This option can be easier for sensitive skin and allows you to still scent your bar. Lastly, you don’t have to worry about unnatural ingedients in a natural soap bar! You can make everything homemade from natural ingredients to create a sensitive bar that will be gentle on your skin.

Cold Process Soap Benefits Creating Soaps With PurposeCold Process Soap Benefits Creating Soaps With Purpose

Plus, you can create soaps with a specific function. Instead of looking for a product that will fit the needs of a certain situation, why not create exactly what you need? We have a few recipes that were made with a specific activity in mind. So, all of the ingredients were researched to ensure that they would work properly for their intended use. For example, the Cold Process Shaving Soap Recipe was specifically formulated with the intention of creating a rich lather for shaving. So, every ingredient has a purpose and they work together to create the desired effect, which you can see on our blog for this recipe.

Cold Process Soap Benefits Total Creative Freedom

Or course, with full control over the ingredients comes full creative power. Since you are making your soaps from scratch you can make any kind of shapes or designs that you’d like. Some designs and techniques take more skill to master, but even the soaps you use to practice these techniques can be used. So, you won’t lose too much from working on your soap making abilities.

Cold Process Soap Benefits Ability to Make Creative SoapsCold Process Soap Benefits Ability to Make Creative Soaps

Another benefit of creating cold process soap is that it is a form of art. There are many different ways to change the appearance of you cp soap whether you are using swirls, layers, or a modeling soap recipe. You can get in touch with your inner artist and create something beautiful. While it can take time to get really good at making pretty soap,  eventually you will be able to make any kind of soap you’d like!

First, you can create swirled soaps like the Lavender Cold Process Soap Recipe or the Peeps Cold Process Soap Recipe. While swirled soaps are lots of fun, you can create more simple recipes that are just as cute. For example, the Peppered Poppy Seed Cold Process Soap Recipe is a solid color with poppy seeds that was placed in a flower shaped mold. While this recipe looks more fun than a typical bar, it is very simple to create differently shaped soaps. Further, we have even more cold process soap recipes that you could look through on our webpage.

Cold Process Soap Benefits Customizing Your Soaps

Another great benefit of creating cold process soap is creating any style you’d like. Ever have the problem of trying to find soap you like that actually matches your home? With cold process soap making, you can create soaps to match your home or make them your favorite color. But, there is one twist that makes homemade soap making better than store bought soaps.

This twist is that you will be able to create any kind of scent and style combination. For example, you can create a blueberry scented soap that is colored red. While it’s unlikely that you would would want this exact soap, you have to admit it would be pretty hard to find this exact soap in stores. This is just a single example of all the fun combinations you can get into. All you have to do is pair a favorite scent with a fun recipe or design! So, if you want a unique scent and color combination this is the best option! Never settle for soap when you can create cold process soap with your favorite scents that match your bathroom perfectly. This gives you the opportunity to use you favorite scents in soaps without compromising the soap’s appearance.

Cold Process Soap Benefits Additional Fun with Soap Making Cold Process Soap Benefits Additional Fun with Soap Making

We aren’t kidding when we say that you can add many fun things to your soaps! The possiblites are endless. In fact, we created a Wine Cold Process Soap Recipe that used real wine to add some authenticity and create an even better scent with our fragrance oil. Also, we added real, raw honey to our Oatmeal Milk Honey Cold Process Soap Recipe to add the beneficial properties of honey to our bars of soap.

We would love to see your cold process soap creations!  Show us what you have created by tagging us on Instagram or Twitter @ngscents. You can also post pictures of your handmade soap on our Facebook Page!