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Nov
22

Holly Berry Bath Bombs Recipe


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Holly Berry Bath Bombs Recipe Holly Berry Bath Bombs Recipe

Our next Christmas Craft Recipe is our Holly Berry Bath Bombs Recipe.  Now, while this may seem like an ordinary bath bomb, it is nothing but ordinary.  First, we found these festive sprinkles that were the inspiration for our holly berry bath fizzies.  I am in love with them and have to use them for my Christmas Cookies this year!  However, these sprinkles also worked perfectly to go with Natures Garden’s Holly Berry Fragrance Oil.  This fragrance oil smells delightful and happens to be a holiday favorite among the Natures Garden team members.  In addition, we have created the look of snow on the bath fizzies.  While this part was entirely accidental, it truly kicked these bath bombs up a notch, making them my personal favorite recipe of the season.

Holly Berry Bath Bombs Recipe: Ingredients Found at Natures Garden

Holly Berry Bath Bombs Recipe: Other Ingredients and Equipment You Will Need: 

Witch Hazel (in spray bottle)
6- Clear Round Acrylic Fillable Ornaments
Mixing Bowls
Mixing Spoon
Scale
Holly Berry Sprinkles (Find these From Wilton)

Holly Berry Bath Bombs Recipe: Prior to Preparing This Bath Fizzy Recipe

First, you want to make sure your work area is clean.  Also, be sure your mixing bowls and molds are clean and ready to use.  I also highly recommend wearing an apron to protect your clothing and gloves, glasses, and a mask. The glasses and mask are simply because the baking soda tends to float a bit on me when I add it to my bowl.  In addition, you want to prepare a bottle of witch hazel using your bullet bottle and sprayer.  I would also like to note that bath bombs should be prepared in non-humid climates.  Since bath bombs are activated by water, they can be slightly activated by moisture in the air.

Holly Berry Bath Bombs Recipe: Prepare the White Portion

The Holly Berry Bath Bombs Recipe has two colors.  First, we will prepare the white half of the bath fizzies.  This half will also include the holly berries that decorate the bath bombs.  We will also talk about an optional idea at the end to make the white half look like snow!

Holly Berry Bath Bombs Recipe: Total Recipe Amounts for the White Portion:
256 grams Citric Acid
560 grams Baking Soda (Sodium Bicarbonate)
9 grams Safflower Oil
8 grams Holly Berry Fragrance Oil
Holly Berry Bath Bombs Recipe: Prepare the Dry Ingredients for the White PortionHolly Berry Bath Bombs Recipe: Prepare the Dry Ingredients for the White Portion

First, we will prepare the dry ingredients for the white portion of the bath fizzies.  So, in a deep mixing bowl, add 256 grams of Natures Garden’s citric acid.  Then, use your hands to break up any clumps you find.  Then, add 560 grams of baking soda.  Again, use your hands to break up any clumps you may find.  Also, mix the ingredients together as you are breaking up the clumps.  You want to make sure the ingredients are fully mixed and clump free before moving on.

Holly Berry Bath Bombs Recipe: Add the Wet Ingredients for the White Portion
Next, we will be adding the wet ingredients for the white side of the bath fizzies.  To the bowl with the dry ingredients, add 8 grams of Natures Garden’s Holly Berry Fragrance Oil.  Then, add 9 grams of safflower oil to the mixture.  Finally, once again, use your hands to mix the ingredients together.  Continue to mix until the ingredients are completely and thoroughly mixed.  Once the ingredients are mixed, set the bowl aside, we will come back to it.

Holly Berry Bath Bombs Recipe: Prepare the Red Portion

Next, we will prepare the red portion of our Holly Berry Bath Bombs Recipe.  This portion will be the second half of the bath fizzy.  It will simply be an easy bath bomb recipe.  It is just a simple bath bomb, with added oil and red colorant.

Holly Berry Bath Bombs Recipe: Total Recipe Amounts for the Red Portion
256 grams Citric Acid
560 grams Baking Soda (Sodium Bicarbonate)
9 grams Safflower Oil
8 grams Holly Berry Fragrance Oil
6 grams Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant
Holly Berry Bath Bombs Recipe: Prepare the Dry Ingredients for the Red PortionHolly Berry Bath Bombs Recipe: Prepare the Dry Ingredients for the Red Portion
The dry ingredients will be citric acid and baking soda.  So, in a deep mixing bowl, add 256 grams citric acid and 560 grams baking soda.  Use your hands to mix the ingredients together.  Make sure you break up any clumps you find in the mixture.
Holly Berry Bath Bombs Recipe: Prepare the Wet Ingredients for the Red PortionHolly Berry Bath Bombs Recipe: Prepare the Wet Ingredients for the Red Portion

Now, we will prepare the wet ingredients for the red portion of the Holly Berry Bath Bombs Recipe.  So, to your dry ingredients, add 9 grams of your safflower oil, 8 grams of Natures Garden’s Holly Berry Fragrance Oil, and 6 grams of Natures Garden’s Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant.  Then, use your hands to mix the ingredients together.  Make sure the red colorant is fully and evenly dispersed.  Then, set the red portion aside for the moment and we will come back to it in just a little bit.

Holly Berry Bath Bombs Recipe: Putting the Bath Fizzies in the Molds

This bath fizzy recipe uses a traditional sphere bath bomb mold.  However, prior to putting the bath fizzies in the molds, we have a few more steps to complete.  You will need to get your molds out and put them in front of you.  We used a medium sized bath bomb mold and made six bath bombs using this recipe.  You can see a picture of the mold we used below.  They were simply the round plastic ornament type molds.

Holly Berry Bath Bombs Recipe: Adding the Holly Berries to the MoldsHolly Berry Bath Bombs Recipe: Adding the Holly Berries to the Molds

Next, we will be adding the holly berries to the molds.  The holly berries were created using holly sprinkles mix from Wilton’s.  These sprinkles contain red beads and green leaves that resemble holly berries.  For our bath bombs, we used three red beads and three green leaves in one half each bath bomb mold. So, go ahead and place three red beads in the center of one half of each of your bath bomb molds.  Then, place three of the leaves around the red decorating beads.  The goal is to make them look like holly berries.

Holly Berry Bath Bombs Recipe: Adding the White Bath Fizzy Mixture to the MoldsHolly Berry Bath Bombs Recipe: Adding the White Bath Fizzy Mixture to the Molds

Now, we will be adding the white bath fizzy mixture to one half of each mold.  The white portion of the bath fizzies will be added to the same side that you added the holly berry sprinkles.  So, with clean gloves, begin spraying the mixture lightly with witch hazel.  You want to have a crumbly dough like consistency.  Once your bath bomb mixture is at the proper consistency, add the white bath bomb mixture to holly berry half of each bath bomb mold.  Make sure you pack the fizzy mixture tightly in the mold so that they form properly.

Holly Berry Bath Bombs Recipe: Adding the Red Bath Fizzy Mixture to the MoldHolly Berry Bath Bombs Recipe: Adding the Red Bath Fizzy Mixture to the Molds

Now we will be adding the red bath fizzy mixture to the molds. So, begin by spritzing the red bath fizzy mixture with witch hazel.  Continue to spray and mix until you are sure that all of the mixture is at a crumbly dough consistency.  Once the bath bomb mixture is at the proper consistency, add it to the second half of each mold.  Pack the molds tightly and be careful not to overfill your molds.

Holly Berry Bath Bombs Recipe: Putting the Two Halves TogetherHolly Berry Bath Bombs Recipe: Putting the Two Halves Together

Finally, we will be attaching the two halves.  First, we need to lightly spray each half of the bath fizzy with witch hazel.  So, lightly spray one white half and one red half with witch hazel.  Then, press the two halves together.  You need to do this with the remaining molds until you have completed all six of your bath bombs.  Lastly, allow them to completely setup before you remove the handmade bath fizzies from the molds.  Your bath bombs should come right out of your molds very easily.  Simply use the hooks to pull the molds apart.  Then, place your bath fizzies in a place where they will not be disturbed or roll around.

Holly Berry Bath Bombs Recipe: Happy Accidents Day One

Holly Berry Bath Bombs Recipe: Happy Accidents Day OneI really have to start from day one to fully explain how this happened. I should also say, this is totally optional and dependent on the humidity as well.  When I created this recipe, I will be honest, it was raining cats and dogs, and did so all day and all night.  Obviously, this is not the best time to create a bath fizzy with all of the extra moisture in the air.  However, when I found the Wilton holly berry sprinkle, I was instantly inspired.  I HAD to make them for everyone to see.  Of course, this meant I would need to create them and immediately take pictures to share with all of you.  So, my bath bombs setup.  I removed them from the molds.  I quickly took pictures right away!  As you can see the white half is perfectly smooth.  They looked great.  I was totally happy with them.  Then, I set them aside.  I was having a bit of a problem getting the bath fizzies to stay in one place. The problem was, they kept wanting to roll off the table.  So, I set them back in half of the bath bomb mold.  The little hook on the mold prevented them from rolling away.  Now, for whatever reason, I only used half of a mold for each bath fizzy. I placed each bath bomb with the red side in the mold.  You can see how they looked when I went to bed that night in the picture to the left.

 

Holly Berry Bath Bombs Recipe: Happy Accidents Day Two

Holly Berry Bath Bombs Recipe: Happy Accidents Day TwoHowever, the most wonderful thing happened overnight!  This left the white half exposed to the air.  After an exhausting and very long day, I accidentally forgot about them and left them sitting out on my table all night.  As we talked about at the beginning of this article, bath bombs a best prepared in non-humid climates.  Well, of course, the bath fizzies attracted some moisture from the air.  Of course, the bath bombs were slightly activated.  However, since the red portions were still in the molds, only the white halves were affected.  Guess what this created, it made the white half look like snow!!!  They looked amazing and festive and absolutely perfect!  You can see how they looked in the morning in the picture to the left.  I would never have thought to use the moisture to my advantage, but it worked out wonderfully for this time of year.  I actually recreated these for my own personal use, using this technique intentionally and for those wondering, yes, the bath bombs still fizz perfectly.

 

Tell Us About Your Happy Accidents

We all have those moments where we think, man I just messed that soap, candle, bath bomb, etc. up big time.  Then, there is that moment where you realize that big mistake turned into the most wonderful thing that you never planned for.  I couldn’t be happier with how these bath bombs turned out.  Personally, I am absolutely obsessed.  I make baskets each holiday for family and friends.  I fill them with bath and body products and totally intend to create these and other bath fizzies using this technique.

We would love to hear all about your happy accidents.  We would even love to hear what inspired your projects and see pictures as well!  Tell us all about them on our Facebook or Twitter pages.  You can even post pictures on our Instagram @ngscents.  If you are looking for a little inspiration, be sure to check out all of our Free Recipes and Classes available right on our website.

 

Nov
21

Eggnog Candle Recipe


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Eggnog Candle RecipeEggnog Candle Recipe

It is that time of year again, eggnog season.  Today, I will share with you a candle recipe we created using our Eggnog Fragrance Oil.  This eggnog candle recipe looks good enough to drink!  While we obviously do not suggest drinking it, it sure does smell and look just like the real thing.  Finally, we you finish creating the candle be sure to check out my absolute favorite real eggnog drink recipe.  It is thick and delicious and something I make every year during the holidays.

Eggnog Candle Recipe: Ingredients You Will Need Found at Natures Garden

Eggnog Candle Recipe: Other Ingredients and Equipment That You Will Need

Mixing Spoons
Stove
Scale
Pot (for double boiler)
Glass Mug
Toothpicks
Cheese Grater
Paper Bowl
Hot Glue Gun
Glue Sticks

Eggnog Candle Recipe: Total Recipe Weights for the Main Candle

455 grams Joy Wax
45 grams Eggnog Fragrance Oil
Toothpick Spectrum Yellow Liquid Candle Dye
Toothpick Spectrum Brown Liquid Candle Dye

Eggnog Candle Recipe: Total Recipe Weights for Whipped Portion of Candle

85 grams Joy Wax
8 grams Eggnog Fragrance Oil

Eggnog Candle Recipe: Prepare the Jar for the Candle

First, prepare your mug.  We use a glass mug that we picked up at our local grocery store.  Our mug was slightly under 3.5 inches in diameter.  So, we used a CD-12 wick in our mug.  The size of the wick that you use will depend upon the diameter of the mug you are using for your candle.  While I can’t tell you the exact size you will need, I can tell you that I highly recommend the CD candle wicks when using Natures Garden’s Joy Wax.  Our size recommendations, based on diameter, can be found in the description of our CD candle wicks at the link in the ingredients list above.
Once you have determined your wick size, use a hot glue gun to adhere the candle wick to the bottom of your jar.  You will want to make sure the wick is centered in the mug.  Once your wick is in place unplug your hot glue gun and move on to the next step.

Eggnog Candle Recipe: Prepare the Candle Wax For the Base of the CandleEggnog Candle Recipe: Prepare the Candle Wax For the Base of the Candle

Now, let’s prepare our Joy Wax.  In order to melt the Joy Wax, we will use a double boiler.  This will slowly melt the wax and prevent it form scorching.  You will need to first prepare a pot of water. The pot only needs to be filled with a few inches of water. Heat the water.  Once you have your wax weighed out, you will need to place your pouring pot inside the hot water to melt the wax.
So, in your pouring pot, weigh out 455 grams of Joy Wax.  Then, place the pouring pot inside the pot containing the water.  Allow the wax to melt.  Once the temperature reaches 200 degrees Fahrenheit, remove the pot from the heat.

Eggnog Candle Recipe: Coloring Your Melted Candle WaxEggnog Candle Recipe: Coloring Your Melted Candle Wax

Next, we will be adding our colorant.  When using Natures Garden’s Joy Wax the colorant should be added at 200 degrees Fahrenheit.  So, for this candle recipe we will need both Spectrum yellow candle dye and Spectrum brown liquid candle dye.  Now, we only need a little bit of each.  While it can be hard to get just a small amount of liquid candle dye out with a dropper, it is not impossible.  In order to get just a small amount you will simply need a couple of toothpicks.  First, we will add the yellow candle colorant.  Go ahead and dip your first toothpick into the yellow colorant.  Then, dip the yellow colorant into the candle wax.  Throw this toothpick in the trash.  Next, dip your second toothpick into the brown candle dye.  Then, dip this same toothpick into the candle wax.  Throw your second toothpick into the garbage.  Finally, mix to fully disperse the candle colorants.

Eggnog Candle Recipe: Adding Your Eggnog Fragrance OilEggnog Candle Recipe: Adding Your Eggnog Fragrance Oil

When working with Joy Wax, we suggest adding your fragrance oil between 170 degrees Fahrenheit and 175 degrees Fahrenheit for the best results.  So, today, we will be using Eggnog Fragrance Oil.  We couldn’t create an eggnog candle without an eggnog scent, right?  So, we will be using 10% fragrance oil for this recipe.  So, when your wax is at the correct temperature, add 45 grams of your Natures Garden Eggnog Fragrance Oil.  Then, make sure you mix the candle wax for about 30 seconds.  This will ensure that your eggnog scent is completely blended with the candle wax.

Eggnog Candle Recipe: Pouring Your Eggnog Candle WaxEggnog Candle Recipe: Pouring Your Eggnog Candle Wax

Now, we will be pouring our candle wax.  When using Joy Wax, we recommend pouring your candle wax in warmed jars.  By warming your candle jars before pouring into them, it will help your wax to cling very nicely to your jars.  This is because your wax cools very slowly, allowing time for air bubble to release from the wax and thus the wax adhere to the walls of the jars better.  You want to put your jars into the oven at the very lowest setting.  So, turn your oven on the lowest temperature possible.  Then, place the jars on a pan and in the oven for just a few minutes. Do not allow them to get hot, they only need to be warm.

When pouring the wax, the temperature should be between 160 degrees Fahrenheit and 165 degrees Fahrenheit.  Once your candle wax reaches this temperature, pour the wax into your jar.  Make sure your wick is centered and secured in the center.  I use a fine tooth comb to keep my wicks in place.  Place the comb across the jar’s opening and put the wick centered in between the teeth of the comb.  Lastly, allow the candle wax to setup before moving to the next step.

Eggnog Candle Recipe: Melting the Wax for the Whipped Topping

Joy wax can easily be used as a whipped topping on your candles.  For this particular recipe, we will be using 85 grams of Joy Wax.  However, we will be leaving this portion of the candle uncolored.  Once again, we will be using a double boiler to melt the candle wax.  So, go ahead and melt the wax using this method. However, this time bring the wax to a temperature between 170 degrees Fahrenheit and 175 degrees Fahrenheit.  The Joy Wax does not need to get any hotter since we are not adding any candle colorants to it.

Eggnog Candle Recipe: Adding Fragrance Oil to the Whipped Topping Portion of the Candle Wax

Now, we will be adding fragrance oil to the whipped topping portion of the candle wax.  Once your candle wax temperature is between 170 degrees Fahrenheit and 175 degrees Fahrenheit, add 8 grams of the Eggnog scent.  Then, mix the fragrance oil into the wax with a clean mixing spoon.  Stir for about 30 second to be sure that the Eggnog Fragrance Oil is completely mixed with the Joy Wax.

Eggnog Candle Recipe: Whipping the Joy Candle WaxEggnog Candle Recipe: Whipping the Joy Candle Wax

Next, we will begin whipping the Joy Wax.  This portion of the wax will be placed on the top of our main candle.  This will give your candle the look of a creamy top that you see on a glass of eggnog.  While it may look more complicated, all the topping requires is cooled and whipped Joy Wax.  All you will need is the candle wax and a mixing spoon.

 

 

Eggnog Candle Recipe: Whipping the Joy Candle Wax

So, you want to allow your Joy Wax to cool.  As it cools stir it periodically.  Once it is at a thicker consistency, begin mixing until it takes on a whipped topping type consistency. Once the Joy Wax has reached this consistency, use a spoon to scoop it on top of your setup candle.  While you are topping the candle, make sure you keep your candle wick centered.

 

Eggnog Candle Recipe: Placing the Finishing TouchesEggnog Candle Recipe: Placing the Finishing Touches

There are a couple of things we will be adding to the candle to finish it off.  First, we will be adding a small cinnamon stick.  I should note that this will need to be removed prior to burning, but it does give your candle an adorable finishing touch.  We will also be grinding and adding cinnamon to the top of the candle.

First, we will add a cinnamon stick.  Place the cinnamon stick vertically, but slightly angled right inside your candle.  It should stick out slightly though.  You want it to look like it is floating in your jar.

In addition, we will need to grind just a little bit of a cinnamon stick.  We will grind the cinnamon using a cheese grater.  While yes, we could use pre-made ground cinnamon, it won’t be as coarse or look as nice.  So, go ahead and grind just a small amount of the cinnamon.  To do this, place your cinnamon stick horizontally across your grater and move it across the grater quickly.  Finally, sprinkle the ground cinnamon on top of the candle.  Then, give your wick and little curl and your candle is finished.  Just remember to let the candle cure for a few day before using it or selling it.  This will ensure that your candle’s scent is a strong as possible.

Are you now craving the real thing?  I have tried many eggnog recipes myself.  Personally, my favorite eggnog recipe is this eggnog recipe from Tastes Batter From Scratch.  It is thick, creamy, and delicious.  It is sure to be an instant hit!

 

Nov
20

Christmas Confetti Soap Recipe


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Christmas Confetti Soap RecipeChristmas Confetti Soap Recipe

Christmas Confetti Soap Recipe is a new fragrance fun recipe from Natures Garden Soap Making Supplies.  This layered soap recipe uses our Fruitcake Fragrance Oil and is just in time for Christmas.  If you are looking for a real fruitcake to eat try this recipe, but if you love the scent but not the actual cake, try our Christmas Confetti Soap.  Learn how to make this layered confetti soap using our simple to use melt and pour soap bases and FUN Soap Colorants.

 

 

Christmas Confetti Soap Recipe: Ingredients Found at Natures Garden

Yogurt Melt and Pour Soap Base
Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap
Fruitcake Fragrance Oil
Square Loaf Mold
Vanilla White Color Stabilizer
Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant
Neon Green FUN Soap Colorant
Kelly Green FUN Soap Colorant
Whipped Soap Base
Vegetable Glycerin
8 ounce Clear PET Bullet Bottle
White 24/410 Fine Mist Sprayer

 

Christmas Confetti Soap Recipe: Equipment You Will Need

Cutting Board
Scale
Microwave safe glass containers
Large Knife
Microwave
Hand Held Mixer
Spatula
Wax Paper
Rubbing alcohol in a spray bottle


Christmas Confetti Soap Recipe: 
Green Soap Recipe Weights

415 grams Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap
17 grams Fruitcake Fragrance Oil
17 grams Vanilla White Color Stabilizer
10 drops Neon Green FUN Soap Colorant
2 drops Kelly Green FUN Soap Colorant

Christmas Confetti Soap Recipe: Red Soap Recipe Weights

415 grams Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap
17 grams Fruitcake Fragrance Oil
17 grams Vanilla White Color Stabilizer
9 drops Fun Soap Colorant Tomato Red

Christmas Confetti Soap Recipe: White Soap Recipe Weights

570 grams Yogurt Melt and Pour Soap
28 grams Fruitcake Fragrance Oil
28 grams Vanilla White Color Stabilizer

Christmas Confetti Soap Recipe: Whipped Topping Recipe Weights

150 grams Whipped Soap Base
150 grams Yogurt Melt and Pour Soap
17 grams Vegetable Glycerin
18 grams Fruitcake Fragrance Oil
18 grams Vanilla White Color Stabilizer

Christmas Confetti Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Green Soap 

We will begin by preparing the green soap. A small amount of the green soap will be used for the confetti portion of the soap. The remaining green soap will be used in the loaf portion of the soap.

First, you will need a dish that is safe for the microwave. In this dish, weigh out 415 grams of Natures Garden’s Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap.  Now, melt the clear mp soap base in your microwave. You will want to melt in 30-second bursts, stirring occasionally.  Continue to melt the soap until all the melt and pour soap is in a melted state.  While you are waiting for the soap to melt, lay out a piece of wax paper.

Christmas Confetti Soap Recipe: Prepare your Green Soap

 

 

Next, we will be adding our soap colorant.  Now, add the 10 drops Neon Green FUN Soap Colorant and 2 drops Kelly Green FUN Soap Colorant.  Stir well to completely incorporate the green colorant.  Once all of the soap is colored, add the 17 grams Fruitcake fragrance oil and 17 grams Vanilla White Color Stabilizer.  Mix to blend the fragrance oil and vanilla white.

 

 

Christmas Confetti Soap Recipe: Prepare your Green Soap

 

Finally, pour about 130 grams of the green colored soap onto your sheet of wax paper.  Alternatively, you can use an extra mold to pour your thin layer like I did.  Spray this soap with rubbing alcohol to eliminate any air bubbles.  Allow this to setup.

 

 

 

 

Christmas Confetti Soap Recipe: Prepare your Green Soap

 

 

The remaining green soap will be used for the green portion of your loaf.  So, slowly pour the rest of the green soap into the mold. Then, spray the green soap with rubbing alcohol to release any air bubbles you see in your soap loaf. Next, just allow your soap to setup.

 

 

 

Christmas Confetti Soap Recipe: Prepare your Green Soap

 

 

Once the green soap that was poured on the wax paper has setup, we will begin cutting our confetti.  So, place your soap on a cutting board.  Then, begin cutting the soap into small squares.  Put the cut up soap in a small bowl and set it aside for now.  We will come back to it in just a bit.

 

 

 

Christmas Confetti Soap Recipe: Prepare the Red Soap

We will once again use a portion of the soap for the confetti and the rest will be used in the red layer of the soap loaf. So, cut and melt 415 grams of Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap in the same manner you prepared the green soap. Once again, while the soap is melting, lay out a piece of wax paper.

Christmas Confetti Soap Recipe: Prepare the Red Soap

 

Now, remove the soap from the microwave and add the 9 drops of tomato red soap colorant, 17 grams Fruitcake fragrance oil, and 17 grams Vanilla White Color Stabilizer.  Stir your soap to completely incorporate the colorant and Fruitcake fragrance oil completely.  Then, pour about 130 grams of the melted red soap onto the wax paper.  Allow the soap that you poured on the wax paper to setup.  You can set the bowl of remaining red soap base aside, we will come back to it.

 

 

Christmas Confetti Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Red ConfettiChristmas Confetti Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Red Confetti

Next, once the red confetti soap has setup, use a knife to cut the soap into very small confetti like squares.  Once you have cut them, you can place the red soap in the bowl with the green soap.  Then, go ahead and mix them together.  This will make adding it to your soap easier later.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Christmas Confetti Soap Recipe: Prepare Your White Soap

Christmas Confetti Soap Recipe: Prepare Your White Soap

Once your green layer of soap has setup completely, you can prepare the white layer.  So, in a mixing bowl, melt 570 grams of Yogurt Melt and Pour Soap Base.  Then, add your Fruitcake fragrance oil and Vanilla White,  Finally, use a spoon to mix the soap.

 

 

 

Christmas Confetti Soap Recipe: Prepare Your White Soap

 

Now, spray your previous green soap layer with rubbing alcohol.  Next, pour the melted white soap directly on top of the green layer.  Then, while the white soap base is still in its melted state, drop half of the red and green confetti into the white soap layer.  Finally, spray the white layer with rubbing alcohol to release any air bubbles that have formed in the soap.  Allow the white layer to setup before moving on.

 

 

 

 

Christmas Confetti Soap Recipe: Pour Your Red Soap LayerChristmas Confetti Soap Recipe: Pour Your Red Soap Layer

Now we will melt the red soap layer.  Once the white layer has setup, you will need to remelt the red soap base you set aside earlier.  Remember, you want to melt the soap in 30 second bursts only until it is in a liquid state.  Be careful not to overheat the soap.

 

 

Christmas Confetti Soap Recipe: Pour Your Red Soap Layer

 

Next, we will pour the top red layer. So, once again, spray the previous white soap layer with rubbing alcohol.  Then, pour the red soap directly on top of it.  Finally, spray the red soap with rubbing alcohol to release any air bubbles.  Allow the red soap layer to setup.

 

 

 

 

Christmas Confetti Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Whipped Soap BaseChristmas Confetti Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Whipped Soap Base

Now, we will be preparing the whipped topping for our soap.  You will need to move rather quickly through the next few steps.  First, in a mixing bowl, weigh out the 150 grams of the Natures Garden whipped topping, 18 grams if the vanilla white, 18 grams of the Fruitcake fragrance oil, and 17 grams vegetable glycerin.  Use a hand mixer to bring the whipped soap base to a whipped frosting consistency.

 

 

 

 

Christmas Confetti Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Whipped Soap Base

 

Next, simply place the 150 grams of your Natures Garden Yogurt Melt and Pour Soap in a mixing bowl.  Then use your microwave to melt the soap base.  Melt it to a liquid state, use caution not to overheat the soap.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Once the soap is melted, pour it into the mixing bowl with the whipped soap and the vegetable glycerin.  Begin beating the mixture with a hand held mixer.  When the soap looks like whipped frosting, stop beating.

 

 

 

 

Christmas Confetti Soap Recipe: Topping Your SoapChristmas Confetti Soap Recipe: Topping Your Soap

Next, we will begin topping our soap loaf.  So, using your spoon quickly scoop the soap frosting on top of the soap.  You want it to look like whipped cream on top of the soap.

 

 

 

Christmas Confetti Soap Recipe: Topping Your Soap

 

When all of the soap has been covered with, you can begin adding the confetti.  You will use the remaining red and green confetti to top your whipped cream topping.

 

 

 

 

Christmas Confetti Soap Recipe: Topping Your Soap

 

Finally, allow your soap to setup completely.  Once your soap has setup, you can use your mitre box and cutter to slice your soap.  Then, your Christmas Confetti Soap is ready to use.  We hope you love it and have had as much fun creating it as we did!

 

 

 

For even more fragrance fun check out these free candle, soap making, and cosmetic recipes.  Also, have you created something using our Fruitcake Fragrance Oil?  We would LOVE to see what you have created with it!  Post your pictures on our Facebook page!  You can also tag us on Instagram or Twitter @ngscents.

 

Nov
09

Hair Conditioner for Dark Hair


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Hair Conditioner for Black HairHair Conditioner for Dark Hair

Today we will talk about conditioner for those with dark hair.  We have talked about a daily conditioner for blonde hair and even a hibiscus conditioner for red heads but for those with black hair or even a very dark brown hair, have you ever added black walnut hulls to your hair care recipes? Black walnut hulls are used in natural dark brown and black hair colorants. This handmade hair conditioner for dark hair is made with black walnut hulls to help enhance your natural black and dark brown hair color. In addition, we added meadowfoam seed oil. Meadowfoam seed oil will help add moisture and shine when added to your hair care recipes.  However, the best thing about making your own products is being able to customize and control the ingredients.  This will allow you to customize your conditioner to both your customer’s needs, as well as your own.

 

Hair Conditioner for Dark Hair: Ingredients Available at Natures Garden

VEGETABLE GLYCERIN

BTMS 25 Emulsifier

Meadowfoam Seed Oil

Black Cherry Fragrance Oil

OPTIPHEN – Preservative

VITAMIN E OIL (Tocopherol T-50) Natural

8 oz. Clear Boston Round Bottles

Black Walnut Hulls Powder

White Lotion Pumps

Disposable Pipettes

Thermometer

Fillable Tea Bags

Hair Conditioner for Dark Hair: Other Materials You Will Need

Scale
Stove
2 Small Pots
Large Pot
Large Mixing Bowl
Stick Blender
Rubber Spatula
Distilled Water
Scissors
Ziploc Bag (gallon size)

Hair Conditioner for Dark Hair: Total Recipe Weights

425 grams Distilled Water
25 grams Vegetable Glycerin
25 grams BTMS 25
20 grams Meadowfoam Seed Oil
26 grams Black Cherry Fragrance Oil
5 grams Optiphen Preservative
5 grams Vitamin E Oil
27 grams Black Walnut Hulls Powder

 

Hair Conditioner for Dark Hair: Preparations

First, prepare your area. You will want to clean your work area along. In addition, clean and sanitize the packaging supplies that you will be using. We also suggest wearing gloves, an apron, and a hair net while preparing your hair conditioner.

Hair Conditioner for Dark Hair: Achieving the Proper Emulsion

At this time, we should talk about the importance of temperature when preparing this recipe. There are a few reasons why temperature is important.  I would like to point this out to those that have never made this type of recipe. It is important to know this before you begin so that you are properly prepared.  First, your temperature is important in order to create a proper emulsion. You want to make sure the temperature of both your black walnut tea and your oil blend are around 140 degrees Fahrenheit when you blend them. If they are not at the correct temperature, your conditioner can completely separate.

In addition, your temperature is important when adding your preservative. If you add your preservative when your conditioner is too hot, your preservative will burn off.  If your emulsion is too cool the preservative will separate out of conditioner. So, you want to add your preservative at a temperature below 140 degrees Fahrenheit, but you do not want it to get below 120 degrees Fahrenheit.

Hair Conditioner for Dark Hair: Black Walnut Hulls Information

In this hair conditioner recipe, we used black walnut hulls. Black walnut hulls are often used in both dark brown and black hair dyes.  In addition, they are used in a wide variety of cosmetic recipe.  Next, we will talk a little bit about black walnuts hulls. However, you can learn even more about this wonderful cosmetic powder in our free black walnut hulls class.

When used in soap making, black walnut hulls is used to achieve a dark brown color for soap.  However, it can also be used in bath bombs, lotions, and other cosmetic recipes. It is also often used in natural hair colorants as well.  In fact, with that in mind, we created this hair conditioner for dark hair.

Hair Conditioner for Dark Hair: Preparing your Black Walnut Hulls Powder

Hair Conditioner for Dark Hair: Preparing your Black Walnut Hulls Powder

 

Next, prepare your teabag that you will be using in your herbal infusion.  You will create an herbal tea with the black walnut hulls powder for this recipe.  Black walnut hulls will help intensify your natural black hair or even someone with a very dark brown hair color. So, in your fillable tea bag, add your black walnut hulls powder. You will need to add 27 grams of the black walnut hulls powder.  Then, tie the tea bag closed.

Hair Conditioner for Dark Hair: Preparing Your Water

Hair Conditioner for Dark Hair: Preparing Your Water

 

Now, on your stove, heat your distilled water. You want to heat the water to 180 degrees Fahrenheit.  While you will only need 425 grams of water, make sure you add plenty of water. You will need to hold the temperature at this temperature for 20 minutes.  Some of your water will evaporate during this time. However, it is important that you heat for twenty minutes to destroy any bacteria.

 

 

Hair Conditioner for Dark Hair: Adding Your Tea Bag

 

Add your tea bag to your water. Allow the tea bag to steep to create a very dark tea. This black walnut tea will be used in your conditioner.

Hair Conditioner for Dark Hair: Preparing Your Oils

Now, we will also be preparing the oils portion of this recipe. The Natures Garden staff used meadowfoam seed oil for our conditioner.  We customized our conditioner specifically for the hair needs of employees here at Natures Garden. Meadowfoam seed oil is wonderful for dry hair.  It also is great for a little extra shine.  While we used meadowfoam seed oil, you can customize this conditioner for your hair needs. Just use a total of 20 grams of oil in any combination you choose. It will require testing of course to perfect the conditioner to your needs. You can read about the oils for various hair types here.

Hair Conditioner for Dark Hair: Preparing Your Oils

 

Now, you will need to prepare the oil portion of this recipe. This portion will be melted on your stove using a double boiler. So, first get your large pot and add a few inches of water. Heat the water over medium heat.  You can allow it to heat while you are preparing your oils.

Next, you will need a small pot. In this pot, weigh out and add 25 grams Vegetable Glycerin, 25 grams BTMS 25, and 20 grams Meadowfoam Seed Oil. Then, place the small pot inside the larger pot of water on your stove.  Allow your oils to melt, stirring occasionally.

Hair Conditioner for Dark Hair: Mixing Your Oils and Herbal Tea Together

Hair Conditioner for Dark Hair: Mixing Your Oils and Herbal Tea Together

 

You want to move quickly through the next couple of steps as this is where the temperatures are very important in order to achieve a proper emulsion. So, get a deep mixing bowl.  Then, weigh out 425 grams of the herbal tea you created.

 

 

Hair Conditioner for Dark Hair: Mixing Your Oils and Herbal Tea Together

In addition, remove your melted oils from the heat.  Then, allow the temperature of both the oils and herbal tea to drop to about 140 degrees Fahrenheit.  At this time go ahead and slowly add your oils to your herbal tea. Finally, use your stick blender to emulsify your ingredients.  You will notice the color of your mixture will begin to change.  Continue to mix, ensuring that your conditioner is fully blended. However, be careful not to allow the temperature to drop below 120 degrees Fahrenheit.

Hair Conditioner for Dark Hair: Adding the Final Conditioner Ingredients

Hair Conditioner for Dark Hair: Adding the Final Conditioner Ingredients

Finally, we will be adding just a few more ingredients.  As we talked about earlier, all three of these ingredients need to be added at a temperature no cooler than 120 degrees Fahrenheit.  So, add 26 grams of your Black Cherry Fragrance Oil, 5 grams Optiphen Preservative, and 5 grams Vitamin E Oil. Then, once again use your stick blender to incorporate all of the ingredients. Continue to stick blend the ingredients until you are sure everything is mixed.

Hair Conditioner for Dark Hair: Cooling the Conditioner

Hair Conditioner for Dark Hair: Cooling the Conditioner

 

Once you have stick blended your conditioner fully and completely, the only thing left to do is wait.  You want your conditioner’s temperature to drop to room temperature.  You will notice that your conditioner is still very thin.  As the conditioner cools, it becomes thicker.

Hair Conditioner for Dark Hair: Packaging Your Conditioner

Now, once your conditioner has reached room temperature, you are ready to package your conditioner.  We chose to package our conditioner in the 8 ounce Boston Round Bottles.  If you choose these same bottles, you will need two of them.  However, we have a variety of bottles and lids available to package your conditioner. Get your bottles out at this time and set them in front of you.

Hair Conditioner for Dark Hair: Packaging Your Conditioner

 

First, you will need your gallon sized Ziploc bag.  Next, place your conditioner in the bag.  You will notice that I placed my bag inside a small bowl.  This made it easier to put my conditioner into the bag.  I place the opening of the bag around the bowl.  This kept the bag open as I filled it. Once you have filled your bag, remove as much air as possible and close the bag.

 

 

 

Hair Conditioner for Dark Hair: Packaging Your Conditioner

 

Next, we will cut the corner of the bag.  You just need to cut the corner a bit to create a hole.  All we are doing is basically creating a decorating bag.  We will line the hole in the bag up with the opening of our bottle to fill it.  Go ahead and fill your bottle with the conditioner.

 

 

Hair Conditioner for Dark Hair: Packaging Your Conditioner

Once your bottle is full, place a lid on top.  We used the white pump tops. Once you have placed a lid on top you are finished. Your conditioner for dark hair is now ready to use!  Simply wash your hair then use the conditioner as you would your normal hair conditioner.  We have found that the longer you leave it on before rinsing, the better results you will see.

 

We hope that you have enjoyed creating this hair conditioner for dark hair. Did you know that we have a wide variety of candle making, soap making, and cosmetics making recipes found in our free classes and recipes box? We would love to see all of the wonderful creation you have been working on.  Tag us on Instagram or Twitter @ngscents.  You can also post pictures of your finished handcrafted candles, soaps and cosmetics on our Facebook page.  Be sure to follow us as well.

 

Nov
08

26 Ways to Use Apricot Kernel Oil


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So, here are 26 Ways to Use Apricot Kernel Oil.26 Ways to Use Apricot Kernel Oil

We at Natures Garden would like to share with you some amazing recipes for your skin. These bath and body recipes are perfect for conditioning, nourishing, and simply loving your skin. So, the Apricot Kernel cosmetic oil will perfectly care for your skin. We have all kinds of recipes from bath bombs to homemade soap that perfectly incorporate the oils that your skin will love. So, here are 26 ways to use apricot kernel oil in your handcrafted recipes.

26 Ways to Use Apricot Kernel Oil White Chocolate Bath Melts Recipe26 Ways to Use Apricot Kernel Oil White Chocolate Bath Melts Recipe

First, you can create a wonderful bath recipe with this cosmetic oil. The White Chocolate Bath Melts Recipe is a perfect way to create bath melts that nourish and condition the skin. These skin loving creations are wonderful for your skin care routine. Not only does this bath melt recipe include mango butter that is great for moisturizing and deep nourishment, but you can care for your skin while relaxing in the bath. Not only did we scent these with White Chocolate Fragrance Oil, we also includes real white chocolate. It’s absolutely the perfect indulgence for your body!

26 Ways to Use Apricot Kernel Oil Mistletoe Cold Process Soap Recipe26 Ways to Use Apricot Kernel Oil Mistletoe Cold Process Soap Recipe

Another great recipe that you can create with this skin-loving ingredient is the Mistletoe Cold Process Soap Recipe! This lovely soap recipe is perfect for the holidays and your skin. This cp soap recipe uses luscious cosmetic oils, like apricot kernel oil, to create a wonderful bath product. Furthermore, this recipe is very pretty with mistletoe adorning the top. So, you can create a soap recipe that is wonderful for skin care and perfect for Christmas time! Finally, we scented this cold process soap with Natures Garden Mistletoe and Ivy Fragrance Oil.

26 Ways to Use Apricot Kernel Oil Watermelon Emulsified Sugar Scrub Recipe26 Ways to Use Apricot Kernel Oil Watermelon Emulsified Sugar Scrub Recipe

Also, you can use this delightful cosmetic oil to create a wonderful sugar scrub recipe that is absolutely gorgeous. Of course, this lovely recipe is the Watermelon Emulsified Sugar Scrub Recipe. This fun layered body scrub recipe is wonderful for moisturizing the skin with gorgeous cosmetic oils that are perfect for caring for the skin. Plus, this homemade scrub recipe was inspired by fresh, juicy watermelon. So, the scrub recipe smells and looks just like a freshly sliced watermelon! It also has the delightful aroma of Watermelon Fragrance Oil.

26 Ways to Use Apricot Kernel Oil Green Apple Candy Bath Bomb Recipe26 Ways to Use Apricot Kernel Oil Green Apple Candy Bath Bomb Recipe

The Green Apple Candy Bath Bomb Recipe is another great bath product that you can make using the lovely Apricot Kernel Oil. This cosmetic oil allows this bath bomb to moisturize and care for the skin. While this delightful cosmetic oil is helping your skin, this lovely creation is making your bath a great time. So, try out a bath bomb scented with Green Apple Candy Fragrance Oil that is fun, fizzy, smells delicious, and cares for your skin!

26 Ways to Use Apricot Kernel Oil Blackberry Fizz Emulsified Sugar Scrub Recipe26 Ways to Use Apricot Kernel Oil Blackberry Fizz Emulsified Sugar Scrub Recipe

Plus, you can use Apricot Kernel Oil to create a great emulsified scrub recipe that is perfect for nourishing your skin. This oil is combined with a variety of luscious cosmetic oils that are perfect for moisturizing the body. The Blackberry Fizz Emulsified Sugar Scrub Recipe creates a fun scrub recipe that looks gorgeous with purple and white swirling. Plus, the scrub smells like the aroma of the fruity and delicious Blackberry Fizz Fragrance Oil.

26 Ways to Use Apricot Kernel Oil Herbal Soap Recipe26 Ways to Use Apricot Kernel Oil Herbal Soap Recipe

Furthermore, you can create another great handcrafted soap recipe with this lovely cosmetic oil. Due to the various butters and oils in this Herbal Soap Recipe, your skin will be quenched and nourished. So, this soap is both perfectly cleansing and conditioning. Plus, this delightful soap creation uses calming Chamomile Flowers and the lovely Dandelion Pear Fragrance Oil.

26 Ways to Use Apricot Kernel Oil Relaxing Massage Oil Recipe26 Ways to Use Apricot Kernel Oil Relaxing Massage Oil Recipe

Also, you can create a Relaxing Massage Oil Recipe using the skin-loving Apricot Kernel Oil. This cosmetic oil is used along with Vitamin E Oil to condition and nourish the skin as the body is massaged. Plus, this recipe includes the relaxing aroma of Tranquil Sleep Fragrance Oil and calming Chamomile Flowers Whole. So, this recipe is perfect for using during a relaxing massage.

26 Ways to Use Apricot Kernel Oil Game On HP Recipe26 Ways to Use Apricot Kernel Oil Game On HP Recipe

Another fun soap recipe that uses apricot cosmetic oil is our Game On HP Recipe. Our Game On HP Soap Recipe uses Natures Garden’s Game On Fragrance Oil. This soap recipe also uses delightful cosmetic oils that care for the skin, but the soap is created using a different method. Instead of the traditional method, this soap is created in a crockpot, which speeds up the soap making process. So, you won’t have to wait for the soap to cure and you can use the soap right after you are done creating your bars!

26 Ways to Use Apricot Kernel Oil Cotton Candy Emulsified Sugar Scrub Recipe

Plus, you can use this great cosmetic oil to create a fun sugar scrub that is perfect for skin care. The Cotton Candy Emulsified Sugar Scrub Recipe is a sweet treat for your body. First of all, this recipe uses a variety of ingredients that exfoliate and condition the skin. Then, you have the sweet, sugary aroma of the Fluffy Pink Candy Fragrance Oil. Finally, the scrub looks just like a bag of pink and blue cotton candy that straight from a carnival! Overall, this creates a perfect scrub that looks adorable!

26 Ways to Use Apricot Kernel Oil Fruit Frenzy Cold Process Soap Recipe26 Ways to Use Apricot Kernel Oil Fruit Frenzy Cold Process Soap Recipe

You can use this delightful cosmetic oil to create even more wonderful soap recipes, like the Fruit Frenzy Cold Process Soap Recipe. This recipe uses oils, like apricot oil, to provide you with a soap that is amazingly conditioning for your skin. Plus, this recipe for cold process soap uses the nutrient rich, Orange Peel Fruit Powder and Fresh Fruit Slices Fragrance Oil.

26 Ways to Use Apricot Kernel Oil Strawberry Milkshake Emulsified Sugar Scrub Recipe26 Ways to Use Apricot Kernel Oil Strawberry Milkshake Emulsified Sugar Scrub Recipe

Also, you can use this ingredient to create the delightful Strawberry Milkshake Emulsified Sugar Scrub Recipe. This great sugar scrub recipe smells and looks great along with leaving your skin soft and conditioned! Of course, the oils in this recipe is perfect for your skin. Plus, this sugar scrub was created to look like a strawberry milkshake and smells like Strawberry Shake Fragrance Oil.

26 Ways to Use Apricot Kernel Oil Pampered Foot Scrub Recipe26 Ways to Use Apricot Kernel Oil Pampered Foot Scrub Recipe

Another wonderful way to use Apricot Kernel Oil is the Pampered Foot Scrub Recipe. This scrub recipe is perfect for conditioning and softening your feet. The scrub recipe will help to exfoliate the dry, dead skin from your feet and add moisturizing properties with the cosmetic oils. Plus, this homemade recipe uses a variety of powdered herbs that are great for nourishing your skin! Finally, this foot scrub recipe uses our Tangerine Dreams Fragrance Oil.

26 Ways to Use Apricot Kernel Oil Neapolitan Ice Cream Emulsified Sugar Scrub Recipe26 Ways to Use Apricot Kernel Oil Neapolitan Ice Cream Emulsified Sugar Scrub Recipe

Further, you can use this cosmetic oil to make the delightful Neapolitan Ice Cream Emulsified Sugar Scrub Recipe. This recipe is gorgeous, smells great, and will leave your skin feeling amazing! The scrub exfoliates the skin and conditions the skin with cosmetic oils. Plus, this scrub uses three scented layers that mimic real Napoleon ice cream.  With a chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry fragrance, just like the ice cream, there is a layer for everyone to love!

26 Ways to Use Apricot Kernel Oil Cow Pie Bath Bomb Recipe26 Ways to Use Apricot Kernel Oil Cow Pie Bath Bomb Recipe

Plus, you can create a fun bath recipe with this delightful cosmetic oil. The Cow Pie Bath Bomb Recipe is perfect for a conditioning your skin and providing a wonderful bath! Plus, this recipe has a small, plastic cow embed and smells like Hayride Fragrance Oil. You will love this fun, cow themed bath bomb!

26 Ways to Use Apricot Kernel Oil World Peace Cold Process Soap Recipe26 Ways to Use Apricot Kernel Oil World Peace Cold Process Soap Recipe

Also, you can use this luscious cosmetic oil to create more fun cold process soap recipes. The World Peace Cold Process Soap Recipe is great for the skin and looks fantastic! The peace sign mold, swirled soap cold process, and Peace Fragrance Oil are perfect for making gorgeous soap.

26 Ways to Use Apricot Kernel Oil Cold Fashioned Lemonade Soap Recipe26 Ways to Use Apricot Kernel Oil Cold Fashioned Lemonade Soap Recipe

Furthermore, you can try making the delightful Cold Fashioned Lemonade Soap Recipe! This soap making recipe uses luscious cosmetic oils for conditioning the skin. Plus, this fun summer recipe was made to look like a glass of ice cold lemonade and smells like delicious Lemon Sugar Fragrance Oil.

26 Ways to Use Apricot Kernel Oil Lavender Cold Process Soap Recipe26 Ways to Use Apricot Kernel Oil Lavender Cold Process Soap Recipe

The Lavender Cold Process Soap Recipe is a wonderful soap making creation that you can use apricot oil to make. You will love the aesthetics, scent, and properties of this soap! First, this uses a variety of cosmetic oils, like apricot kernel oil. Further, this cold process soap looks gorgeous with its two tone purple swirl and smells like our Lavender Martini Fragrance Oil.

26 Ways to Use Apricot Kernel Oil Hatching Dinosaur Egg Bath Bomb Recipe26 Ways to Use Apricot Kernel Oil Hatching Dinosaur Egg Bath Bomb Recipe

Another wonderful bath bomb that you can create is the Hatching Dinosaur Egg Bath Bomb Recipe! You will love this fun dinosaur recipe! This recipe uses the conditioning apricot kernel oil and contains a plastic dinosaur. So, you will find a dinosaur toy after the layers of the fizzy egg create a delightful bath experience.

26 Ways to Use Apricot Kernel Oil Vanilla Rose Sugar Scrub Recipe26 Ways to Use Apricot Kernel Oil Vanilla Rose Sugar Scrub Recipe

Plus, you can use this luscious cosmetic oil to create a delightful sugar scrub recipe with infused herbs. Our Vanilla Rose Sugar Scrub Recipe uses cosmetic oil, real red rose buds and petals, and gorgeous fragrance oils. This is a perfect way to care for your skin and enjoy a delightful aroma.

26 Ways to Use Apricot Kernel Oil Clamshell Kiwi Sugar Cubes Recipe26 Ways to Use Apricot Kernel Oil Clamshell Kiwi Sugar Cubes Recipe

Also, you can use this lovely recipe to create the wonderful Clamshell Kiwi Sugar Cubes Recipe by Natures Garden! This sugar scrub recipe is great for conditioning the skin and exfoliating your dead skin cells. Further, this recipe is packaged into clamshells and perfect for individual use. You will love this gorgeous sugar scrub recipe scented with our Kiwi Fragrance Oil.

26 Ways to Use Apricot Kernel Oil Chamomile Light Lotion Recipe26 Ways to Use Apricot Kernel Oil Chamomile Light Lotion Recipe

Of course, you can use this skin-loving cosmetic oil to create some lovely body lotion, like the  Chamomile Light Lotion Recipe. Along with using light, effective oils, like Apricot Kernel Oil, this lotion recipe has the aroma of Natures Garden’s fresh Chamomile Fragrance Oil. you will love this simple, light body lotion!

26 Ways to Use Apricot Kernel Oil Muddy Pig Bath Bombs Recipe26 Ways to Use Apricot Kernel Oil Muddy Pig Bath Bombs Recipe

Further, you can use this delightful cosmetic oil to create the lovely Muddy Pig Bath Bombs Recipe. This recipe is a cute and fun way to create bath products. This bath bomb was made to look like a cute, muddy piggy with a plastic pig inside! Plus, this bath product smells like our fresh, delightful Butterfly Flower Fragrance Oil.

26 Ways to Use Apricot Kernel Oil Black Raspberry Vanilla Body Butter Recipe26 Ways to Use Apricot Kernel Oil Black Raspberry Vanilla Body Butter Recipe

Plus, you can use this delightful cosmetic oil to create the perfect Black Raspberry Vanilla Body Butter Recipe. This amazing lotion recipe uses a variety of delightful cosmetic oils that are great for conditioning skin. Also, this skin-loving lotion smells absolutely scrumptious due to the Black Raspberry Vanilla Fragrance Oil.

26 Ways to Use Apricot Kernel Oil Freshly Ground Coffee Bath Bombs Recipe26 Ways to Use Apricot Kernel Oil Freshly Ground Coffee Bath Bombs Recipe

Another amazing bath bob that you can create with this cosmetic oil is the delightful Freshly Ground Coffee Bath Bombs Recipe! This bath product smells great, is wonderful for the skin, and is very fun for the bath. First, this bath bomb uses apricot kernel oil to condition and care for your skin. Then, this recipe uses real fresh ground coffee and Fresh Brewed Coffee Fragrance to create the perfect coffee scent for your recipe. Plus, you are going to love the fizzy, delightful fun of a bath bomb.

26 Ways to Use Apricot Kernel Oil Vanilla Sugar Scrub Cubes Recipe26 Ways to Use Apricot Kernel Oil Vanilla Sugar Scrub Cubes Recipe

Also, you can use this conditioning cosmetic oil to create the delightful Vanilla Sugar Scrub Cubes Recipe. This sugar scrub recipe is perfect for cleansing, conditioning, and exfoliating your skin. Plus, this recipe uses real vanilla powder and the delightful NG Warm Vanilla and Sugar Type Fragrance Oil.

26 Ways to Use Apricot Kernel Oil Green Tea Blooming Bath Oil Recipe26 Ways to Use Apricot Kernel Oil Green Tea Blooming Bath Oil Recipe

Finally, you can create the Green Tea Blooming Bath Oil Recipe with the delightful Apricot Kernel Oil. This cosmetic oil is perfect for conditioning the skin and smells absolutely delightful. This lovely bath oil will leave your bath smelling great with the Green Tea Fragrance Oil and nourishing your skin.

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
26

Hair Conditioner for Brunettes


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Hair Conditioner for BrunettesHair Conditioner for Brunettes

Today we will talk about a hair conditioner for brunettes.  We have talked about a daily conditioner for blonde hair and even a hibiscus conditioner for red heads but for those with brown hair, have you ever added tried a coffee rinse? Well at Natures Garden, we thought, why not add it right to a conditioner so it can be used as needed. This handmade conditioner is made with actual to help enhance your natural brown hair color. In addition, we added some wonderful oils. We used both apricot oil and sesame oil.  However, the best thing about making your own products is being able to customize and control the ingredients.  This will allow you to customize your conditioner to both your customer’s needs, as well as your own.

 

Hair Conditioner for Brunettes: Ingredients Available at Natures Garden

VEGETABLE GLYCERIN

BTMS 25 Emulsifier

Sesame Seed Oil

Apricot Kernel Oil

Jamaican Vanilla Cafe Fragrance Oil

OPTIPHEN – Preservative

VITAMIN E OIL (Tocopherol T-50) Natural

8 oz. Clear Boston Round Bottles

White Lotion Pumps

Disposable Pipettes

Themometer

Hair Conditioner for Brunettes: Other Materials You Will Need

Scale
Stove
2 Small Pots
Large Pot
Large Mixing Bowl
Stick Blender
Rubber Spatula
Distilled Water
Scissors
Ziploc Bag (gallon size)
Freshly Brewed Coffee

Hair Conditioner for Brunettes: Total Recipe Weights

425 grams Brewed Coffee
25 grams Vegetable Glycerin
25 grams BTMS 25
10 grams Apricot Kernel Oil
10 grams Sesame Seed Oil
26 grams Jamaican Vanilla Cafe Fragrance Oil
5 grams Optiphen Preservative
5 grams Vitamin E Oil

Hair Conditioner for Brunettes: Jamaican Vanilla Cafe Fragrance Oil

For this conditioner recipe we used Jamaican Vanilla Cafe Fragrance Oil.  How does Jamaican Vanilla Cafe Fragrance Oil smell?  It smells AMAZING! This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is a harmony of rich roasted Jamaican coffee and sweet vanilla beans making this scent a delightful temptation.  An NG Original Fragrance!

Hair Conditioner for Brunettes: Preparations

First, prepare the area where you will be working. You will want to clean your work area. In addition, you want to both clean and sanitize your packaging supplies that you will be using. We also suggest wearing protective clothing such as gloves, an apron, and a hair net while preparing your hair conditioner.

Hair Conditioner for Brunettes: Achieving the Proper Emulsion

At this time, we should talk about the importance of temperature when preparing this recipe. There are a few reasons why temperature is important.  I would like to point this out for those that have never made this type of recipe. It is important to know this before you begin so that you are properly prepared.  First, your temperature is important in order to create a proper emulsion. You want to make sure the temperature of both your coffee and your oils are around 140 degrees Fahrenheit when you blend them. If they are not at the correct temperature, your conditioner can completely separate.

In addition, it is important when adding your preservative. If you add your preservative when your conditioner is too hot, your preservative will burn off.  If your emulsion is too cool the preservative will separate out of conditioner. You want to add your preservative at a temperature below 140 degrees Fahrenheit, but you do not want it to get below 120 degrees Fahrenheit.

Hair Conditioner for Brunettes: Coffee for Your Hair

In this hair conditioner recipe we used freshly brewed coffee. Coffee is often used in natural hair dyes.  It helps cover grays and add dimension to brown hair. In addition, you don’t have to use harsh chemicals to color your hair. We all know that hair dye, whether it be from the store, or the salon, isn’t really that great for our hair.  I mean sure we look and feel amazing, but think about the damage that it can do to our hair.  Is it really worth it?

 

Hair Conditioner for Brunettes: Preparing your CoffeeHair Conditioner for Brunettes: Preparing your Coffee

Next, we will prepare our coffee.  There really are two different ways you can do this. First, simply make a pot of coffee.  However, it is still important that the bacteria is destroyed.  So, make sure your coffee stays around 180 degrees Fahrenheit for 20 minutes.

Another option is to basically create a tea using coffee grounds.  This can be done by adding coffee grounds to a tea bag or two and adding it to your water. So, first, fill your tea bag.  Then, on your stove, heat your distilled water. You want to heat the water to 180 degrees Fahrenheit.  While you will only need 425 grams of water, make sure you add plenty of water. You will need to hold the temperature at this temperature for 20 minutes.  Some of your water will evaporate during this time. However, it is important that you heat for twenty minutes to destroy any bacteria.  Add you tea bag to your water. Allow the teabag to steep to create a very dark coffee water. This will create the coffee that will be used in your conditioner.

Hair Conditioner for Brunettes: Choosing Your OilsHair Conditioner for Brunettes: Choosing Your Oils

Now, we will also be preparing the oils portion of this recipe. We here at Natures Garden used avocado oil for our conditioner.  As I said earlier, we created these conditioners for each hair color, customizing them to the hair care needs of one of the members of Natures Garden’s Creative Team.  In this case, Deborah chose apricot kernel oil and sesame seed oil.  While these are the oils that she chose, and by the way loved, you can customize your conditioner for your hair needs. You can use a total of 20 grams of oil in any combination that you feel will suit you. It will require testing of course to perfect the conditioner to your needs. You can read about the oils for various hair types here. Whether your hair is thick or fine, oily or dry, you will find the perfect oil for you!

Hair Conditioner for Brunettes: Choosing Your OilsHair Conditioner for Brunettes: Preparing Your Oils

Next, you will need to prepare the oils that you will be using in this recipe. We will us a double boiler to melt your oils on the stove top. So, you will need to get your large pot and add a few inches of water. Then, heat the water over medium heat.  You can allow the water to heat as you are preparing your oils.

Hair Conditioner for Brunettes: Choosing Your Oils

 

 

 

 

Now, you will need your small pot. In this pot, weigh out and add 25 grams Vegetable Glycerin, 25 grams BTMS 25, 10 grams Sesame Seed Oil and 10 grams Apricot Kernel Oil. Then, place your small pot inside the larger pot of water on your stove.  Allow your oils to melt, make sure you are stirring occasionally as they are melting.

Hair Conditioner for Brunettes: Mixing Your Oils and Herbal Tea Together

You want to move quickly through the next couple of steps as this is where the temperatures are very important in order to achieve a proper emulsion. So, get a deep mixing bowl.  Then, weigh out 425 grams of the coffee.

Hair Conditioner for Brunettes: Mixing Your Oils and Herbal Tea Together

 

In addition, remove your melted oils from the heat.  Then, allow the temperature of both the oils and your coffee to drop to about 140 degrees Fahrenheit before moving on.

 

 

 

 

Hair Conditioner for Brunettes: Mixing Your Oils and Herbal Tea Together

Next, at this time, go ahead and add your oils to your coffee. Finally, use your stick blender to emulsify your ingredients.  You should notice the color of your mixture will start to change.  You want to continue to mix, ensuring that your conditioner is completely blended. However, be careful not to allow the temperature of the mixture to drop below 120 degrees Fahrenheit.

 

Hair Conditioner for Brunettes: Adding the Final Conditioner Ingredients

Hair Conditioner for Brunettes: Adding the Final Conditioner Ingredients

Finally, we will be adding just a few more ingredients to our mixture.  We need to add scent, a preservative, and vitamin E oil.  As we talked about earlier, all three of these ingredients need to be added at a temperature no cooler than 120 degrees Fahrenheit.  So, add 26 grams of your Jamaican Vanilla Cafe Fragrance Oil, 5 grams Optiphen Preservative, and 5 grams Vitamin E Oil. Then, once again, use your stick blender to incorporate all of the ingredients fully. Continue to stick blend the mixture until your are sure everything is completely blended.

Hair Conditioner for Brunettes: Cooling the Conditioner

Hair Conditioner for Brunettes: Cooling the Conditioner

Once you have stick blended your conditioner fully and completely, the only thing left to do is wait.  You want you conditioner’s temperature to drop to room temperature.  You will notice that your conditioner is still very thin.  As the conditioner for brunettes cools, it will begin to get thicker.

Hair Conditioner for Brunettes: Packaging Your Conditioner

Now, once your handmade conditioner has reached room temperature, you are ready to package your conditioner.  We chose the 8 ounce Boston round bottles to package our conditioner.  However, you can use whichever bottle you choose.  If you choose these same bottles, you will need two of them.  We do offer a variety of bottles and lids available to package your brunette conditioner. Next, get your bottles out at this time. Set them in front of you so that you are prepared to place your conditioner into the bottles.

First though you will need your gallon sized Ziploc bag.  Next, place your conditioner in the bag.  If you would like, you can place the gallon bag inside a small bowl.  Then, wrap the opening of the bag around the bowl.  This will keep the bag open while you add the conditioner to the bowl. This makes it a lot easier when putting my conditioner into the bag.  Once you have filled your bag, remove as much air as possible. Then, go ahead and close the bag.

Next, we will cut the corner of the bag.  You just need to cut the corner a bit to create a hole.  All we are doing is basically creating a decorating bag.  We will line the hole in the bag up with the opening of our bottle to fill it.  Go ahead and fill your bottle with the conditioner.

Hair Conditioner for Brunettes: Packaging Your ConditionerOnce your bottle is full, place a lid on top.  We used the white pump tops. Once you have placed a lid on top you are finished. Your conditioner for brunettes is now ready to use!  Simply wash your hair then use the conditioner as you would your normal hair conditioner.  We have found that the longer you leave it on before rinsing, the better results you will see. While the results aren’t permanent, they will stay for a bit and with regular your hair should stay a lovely brown color.

 

We hope that you have enjoyed creating this hair conditioner for brunettes. Did you know that we have a wide variety of candle making, soap making, and cosmetics making recipes found in our free classes and recipes box? We would love to see all of the wonderful creation you have been working on.  Tag us on Instagram or Twitter @ngscents.  You can also post pictures of your finished handcrafted candles, soaps and cosmetics on our Facebook page.  Be sure to follow us on our social media pages as well.

Oct
20

25 Ways to Use Peppermint


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25 Ways to Use Peppermint25 Ways to Use Peppermint

We all have our passions. Well for me, at this time of year, it’s peppermint.  There is just something about the smell and taste of peppermint that just makes me feel rejuvenated and excited for the holiday season.  Some love pumpkin…pumpkin carving, pumpkin lattes, pumpkin soaps, the list could go on and on.  And for those who have a love for pumpkin, you can check out ways to use pumpkin here. Others, though, have a passion for peppermint. So, today, we will talk about peppermint and show you 25 ways to use peppermint.

You know that warm feeling you get when it’s snowing and freezing outside and you curl up on the couch with a big fluffy blanket? That is the same feeling I get when I drink a hot peppermint mocha coffee.  I even make my nieces peppermint hot cocoa each year, topped with whipped cream and peppermint pieces.  They have loved it since they were toddlers. They are now teenagers, beginning to drive, growing up and finding their way through life, but I love that they still come over for peppermint mochas and have girl time with their aunt. To me, that is the best feeling in the world.

25 Ways to Use Peppermint: Natural Peppermint

First, let’s look at the natural peppermint herb as well as the essential oil.  Peppermint leaves are fabulous when used in natural cosmetics and homemade soap. However, it is also used in other industries as well.  It is believed that some stomach discomfort and nervousness can be relieved by drinking tea made with equal parts of spearmint and peppermint leaves and honey. Peppermint contains the active ingredient, menthol, which is thought to loosen phlegm and soothe coughs. In fact, peppermint tea is believed to relieve the pressure caused by migraine headaches. The leaves of peppermint are frequently added to eye pillow formulas to assist in relieving headaches. Since peppermint produces a cooling and numbing effect on the skin, it is sometimes used in body cream formulations to help with skin irritations. You can read all about peppermint, it uses in many industries and its benefits here.

Peppermint Leaf Cut and Sifted25 Ways to Use Peppermint: Peppermint Leaf Cut and Sifted

There are so many ways peppermint can be incorporated into your handmade cosmetic recipes.  The leaves can be infused into your products with wonderful results.  Personally, peppermint is one of my favorite herbs to work with.  I often infuse it into my lotions and soaps and I even love peppermint tea.

Peppermint Leaf Powder25 Ways to Use Peppermint: Peppermint Leaf Powder

Peppermint Leaf Powder can be used to naturally color soaps, bath bombs, and other natural cosmetics. It is also used for its many benefits in these same products.  Many use it in bath teas or even herbal infusions. Keep reading to see how we have used this powdered herb in our Sinus Relief Bath Bombs Recipe.

Peppermint Essential Oil25 Ways to Use Peppermint: Peppermint Essential Oil

100% Pure and All-Natural Peppermint Redistilled Essential Oil. The botanical name for peppermint essential oil is Mentha Piperita.  Peppermint essential oil can be used in a variety of products from homemade candles to scented bath bombs to lotions and sprays. Peppermint helps to cool and even numb the skin.  Some swear by peppermint to help relieve colds, headaches, and sinus problems. We have used it in a variety of lip balm, soap, and balm recipes.  Keep reading to see how we have incorporated it into some of our free recipes.

 

25 Ways to Use Peppermint: Fragrance Oils

Peppermint Fluff Fragrance Oil25 Ways to Use Peppermint: Peppermint Fluff Fragrance Oil

This is a fun, fluffy fragrance oil by Natures Garden that embraces lightheartedness and femininity all in one!  A fabulous blend of fresh essential oil of peppermint and huckleberries, hints of violet and white florals, with creamy base notes of vanilla marshmallow. Due to the peppermint essential oil in this blend, your skin will be provided with a slight cool sensation when using in soap or bath products.  Very fun!

Peppermint Patty Fragrance Oil25 Ways to Use Peppermint: Peppermint Patty Fragrance Oil

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is the aroma of creamy peppermint and vanilla with a strong down of bittersweet chocolate. This is another fragrance oil that I absolutely adore. I am obsessed with a peppermint chocolate or peppermint vanilla combo.  This one did not let me down. Peppermint Patty Fragrance Oil is strong and smells delicious.

Peppermint Fragrance OilWays to Use Peppermint: Peppermint Fragrance Oil

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is a very crisp, clean, true peppermint scent. This fragrance oil is perfect for this time of year.  It is great by itself, or even as a mixer.  It is wonderful in a variety of cosmetic, candle and soap recipes.

 

25 Ways to Use Peppermint: Jack Frost Fragrance OilJack Frost Fragrance Oil

A wonderful Christmas fragrance oil by Natures Garden. A crisp clean peppermint aroma with hints of vanilla bean. Many of our customers sell this fragrance year round by renaming it Buttermint Candy. This one is a holiday favorite for quite a few NG staff members, myself included.

 

25 Ways to Use Peppermint: Candy Cane Fragrance OilCandy Cane Fragrance Oil

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is a wonderful combination of fresh peppermint leaves and sweet ripened strawberries, on a dry down of vanilla. Candy Cane Fragrance Oil smells just like the real thing.  It is one of our most popular Christmas scents and is wonderful in both candle and bath and body products.

 

25 Ways to Use Peppermint: Soap and Candle Molds

It is so easy to incorporate peppermint into soap and candles simply by using scent or the herb itself.  However, below you will find a few molds to help add peppermint in other unique ways.

25 Ways to Use Peppermint: Mint Patty MoldChocolate Mint Patties Mold

Now, the Chocolate Mint Patties is perfect for wax melts or even soap embeds.  You can use it right along with the Peppermint Patty Fragrance Oil. I will add that this particular type of mold probably won’t work well with cold process soap.  It will not be able to hold up to the heat.  However, you can use it create melt and pour embeds for your handcrafted cp soap.

Swirl Wafers Mold25 Ways to Use Peppermint: Swirl Wafer Mold

Next, we have the swirl wafers mold.  These wafer mold very closely resemble those little peppermint candies.  They too are perfect for your homemade wax melts and soap embeds. In fact, if you keep reading you will see how we have used these molds here at NG.

 

25 Ways to Use Peppermint: Pinwheel MoldPinwheel Mold

Finally, we have the Pinwheel Mold.  This mold is another mold that is similar in appearance to a peppermint candy.  However, this one is a bit larger.  It would be perfect for soap making.

 

25 Ways to Use Peppermint: Lip Balm Recipes

Peppermint is amazing in lip balm!  It is quite possibly my favorite lip balm flavoring.  I like it by itself but I am completely obsessed with mixing it with other flavoring oils or elements.

25 Ways to Use Peppermint: Chocolate Peppermint Lip BalmChocolate Peppermint Lip Balm Recipe

Next, peppermint essential oil can be used in your lip balm recipes as a flavor oil.  This particular lip balm is, in my opinion, the best lip balm ever!  I happen to love Peppermint Patties and this is exactly what this lip balm reminds me of!  It not only uses peppermint essential oil but also real chocolate to flavor the lip balm. In addition, we used a variety of oils and butters.

Winter Wonderland Lip Balm Recipe25 Ways to Use Peppermint: Winter Wonderland Lip Balm Recipe

Now, another lip balm recipe.  This recipe uses chocolate as lip balm flavoring as well.  This time though, we used white chocolate along with peppermint essential oil.  This recipe also uses our fabulous all natural lip balm base.  This base makes it quick and simple to make your own lip balm with outstanding results.

 

25 Ways to Use Peppermint: Soap Making Recipe

Peppermint is so much fun in soap.  Whether you create melt and pour soap or cold process soap you will have a hit.  See some of the mp and cp soaping recipes we have created below.

Snowball Soap Recipe25 Ways to Use Peppermint: Snowball Soap Recipe

Snowball soap recipe is scented with a combination that will blow you away!  This combination has become a favorite of many from Natures Garden’s creative team. It is the combination of both peppermint essential oil and lavandin essential oil.  This adorable soap ice blue and is topped with whipped soap base and snowflake embeds.

Peppermint Fluff Soap Recipe25 Ways to Use Peppermint: Peppermint Fluff Soap Recipe

Our final melt and pour soap recipe uses Natures Garden’s Peppermint Fluff Fragrance Oil.  For those who haven’t tried it, it is strong and great in soap. We also used a swirled pink and red melt and pour embed.  Then, we topped it with pink whipped soap base and sprinkles.

Peppermint Cold Process Foot Soap Recipe25 Ways to Use Peppermint: Peppermint Cold Process Foot Soap Recipe

Lastly, a cold process soap recipe that uses peppermint.  This cp soap recipe uses Peppermint Fragrance Oil.  This soap is refreshing and rejuvenating for your feet.

Ways to Use Peppermint in Face Masks

Peppermint makes a stellar addition to facial masks.  It will leave you feeling so refreshed like you just walked out of a spa.  These next few recipes are perfect for a girls night in.

Refreshing Facial Mask Recipe25 Ways to Use Peppermint: Refreshing Facial Mask Recipe

In addition, peppermint can be incorporated into your facial mask recipes. This face mask is the perfect way for you, or your clients to relax your worries away.  So, sit back and let this face mask leave you refreshed and rejuvenated with both cut peppermint leaf and peppermint powder herbs.

Candy Cane Facial Mask25 Ways to Use Peppermint: Candy Cane Face Mask Recipe

Next, we use peppermint in another way.  This facial mask uses peppermint essential.  Additionally, this layered face mask uses Kaolin Clay Powder and Rose Clay Powder. This face mask’s powder portion is packaged in a jar.  When using it, you simply take a small amount of the powder out and mix it with water and vegetable glycerin.  The advantages to creating this product for you inventory are a longer shelf life, a product that is fast and easy to make, and you don’t have to add a preservative.  So, you can package the facial mask in a jar and sell it as a set along with a small bottle of vegetable glycerin.

25 Ways to Use Peppermint: Room Scenting Recipes

Now, we will talk about how we have added peppermint to our room scenting recipes. We have used a peppermint scent in both candles and a potpourri for our burners.  Both of these recipes are phenomenal for room scenting, filling the rooms with a wonderful minty aroma!

Glistening Snowflakes Potpourri Recipe25 Ways to Use Peppermint: Glistening Snowflakes Wax Potpourri Recipe

First, our Glistening Snowflakes Potpourri Recipe.  It is scented with the AMAZING aroma of Jack Frost Fragrance Oil. For those that haven’t used Jack Frost Fragrance Oil, you will not be disappointed.  This scent is the combination of peppermint and vanilla and smells great in wax potpourri and tarts.

Candy Cane Candle Recipe25 Ways to Use Peppermint: Candy Cane Candle Recipe

Also, our Candy Cane Candle Recipe uses Natures Garden’s Candy Cane Fragrance Oil in this layered candle recipe.  Not only will you learn how to layer a candle, but it will also show you how to whip candle wax.  You will have so much fun creating this festive holiday candle.

Ways to Use Peppermint in Bath Bombs

Bath bombs, what can I say, everyone is obsessed, myself included.  Below you will see how to add a little mint to your bath fizzy recipes.

Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Bath Bombs Recipe25 Ways to Use Peppermint: Mint Chocolate Chip Bath Bombs Recipe

Now, a fun bath bomb recipe.  This bath bombs are shaped like ice cream scoops and made to look like mint chocolate chip ice cream.  Not only does it fizz and foam, it smells amazing too!  It is scented with Peppermint Patty Fragrance Oil.

Sinus Relief Bath Bomb Recipe25 Ways to Use Peppermint: Sinus Relief Bath Bomb Recipe

Another bath bomb recipe is our Sinus Relief Bath Bomb Recipe.  It uses not only our Sinus Relief Fragrance Oil but also peppermint powder. Relieve the sinus pressure and give this bath fizzy recipe a try.

 

 

25 Ways to Use Peppermint: Other Recipes

Rejuvenating Foot Balm Recipe25 Ways to Use Peppermint: Rejuvenating Foot Balm Recipe

Now, we have a foot balm recipe to help those tired and aching feet.  This foot balm recipe uses a combination of essential oils, including peppermint essential oil for a cooling and refreshing effect. Your feet will thank you for this balm.

Sunburn Relief Bath Tea Recipe25 Ways to Use Peppermint: Sunburn Relief Bath Tea Recipe

Finally, the sunburn relief bath tea recipe. This recipe included peppermint for its soothing and cooling properties.  We all know how painful it can be when you are burnt to a crisp. Well, relax, the best you can, in this bath tea to help sooth away the pain.

 

25 Ways to Use Peppermint: Something for the Kids
Scented Play Dough Recipe25 Ways to Use Peppermint: Scented Play Dough Recipe

Next, a recipe that will have your kids jumping for joy!  Not only can you make them play dough in their favorite colors, but you can scent it with their favorite scents.  A perfect item to prepare for upcoming holiday breaks!

 

How have you used peppermint in your handcrafted soap, candles, or cosmetic recipe?  We would love to see what you have been up to!  Be sure to follow us on Instagram and Twitter @ngscents.  You can also like us on Facebook. You can also post pictures of your handcrafted projects or links to your website.

Note: Natures Garden sells our peppermint for external use only. We do not sell them as food items. (The information we provide is for educational purposes only. This information is not intended to diagnose, cure, treat, or prevent any disease. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration). Keep all herbs out of reach of children and pets. Special care should be taken by pregnant and/or lactating women when handling herbs. Natures Garden accepts no responsibility (written or implied) for any products you make with our peppermint. All testing is the responsibility of the customer.

Oct
16

Best Christmas Fragrance Oils


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Best Christmas Fragrance OilsBest Christmas Fragrance Oils

Since we are heading into this lovely season of goodwill and kindness, we would love to share with your some of the best Christmas fragrance oils. We at Natures Garden have a little something for everyone this Christmas. In this blog, we have some of our favorite fragrance oils for the holiday season. Some are sweet and others are earthy, but all of these scents are perfect for this time of year. While this blog shares many of our Christmas scents, you can find even more wonderful fragrance oils on our Christmas Scents page. You are sure to find something that you can use in your festive soaps, candles and body products.

Best Christmas Fragrance Oils Christmas Memories Fragrance OilBest Christmas Fragrance Oils Christmas Memories Fragrance Oil

First, you can try out the delightful Christmas Memories Fragrance Oil! This Natures Garden Fragrance is Christmas memories at their finest! This fragrance oil begins with top notes of orange peel and cranberry sauce that flows nicely into middle notes of cinnamon sticks and freshly ground cloves. Also, the scent has base notes of evergreen and pinecones. You will adore this scent in your homemade crafts.

Best Christmas Fragrance Oils Sleigh Ride Fragrance Oil

Sleigh Ride Fragrance Oil by Natures Garden is next on our list of best Christmas Fragrance Oil. It is a wonderful combination of top notes of pine, apples, and cinnamon. Then, it is followed with middle notes bayberry and holly. Sleigh Ride Fragrance Oil is rounded out with a hint of vanilla.

Best Christmas Fragrance Oils Santa Snacks Fragrance OilBest Christmas Fragrance Oils Santa Snacks Fragrance Oil

Our Santa Snacks Fragrance Oil has the perfect scent for this wonderful time of year. This refreshing fragrance oil by Natures Garden is the aroma of fresh baked sugar cookies with hints of spices. Some of our customers use this fragrance all year round and call it Sugar and Spice. Give this Santa Hat Candle Recipe using Santa Snacks Fragrance Oil a try!

Best Christmas Fragrance Oils Christmas Cabin Fragrance Oil Best Christmas Fragrance Oils Christmas Cabin Fragrance Oil

Additionally, you can use one of our most popular Christmas scents, our Christmas Cabin Fragrance Oil in your handmade soap, candles, and cosmetics. This Christmas scented oil by Natures Garden is a wonderful blend of bayberries and cranberries with a top note of freshly crushed cinnamon bark with hints of orange zests. Many of our customers use this aroma year round.

Best Christmas Fragrance Oils Balsam and Cedar Fragrance OilBest Christmas Fragrance Oils Balsam and Cedar Fragrance Oil

Further, you can use the lovely aroma of Balsam and Cedar Fragrance Oil. This fragrance oil is a camphoraceous woody blend of pine, eucalyptus, cedarwood, which is finished with sweet balsam.Also, this scent is composed of top notes of orange, raspberry, and plum with middle notes of lily, carnation, and base notes of hyacinth;  base notes of balsam, pine, eucalyptus, and cedarwood.

Best Christmas Fragrance Oils Christmas Cookies Fragrance OilBest Christmas Fragrance Oils Christmas Cookies Fragrance Oil

Another great scent for the holidays is our Christmas Cookies Fragrance Oil! This fragrance oil has a great scent of freshly-baked, buttery Christmas Cookie with frosting. This scrumptious scent is absolutely scrumptious and is sure to make your products irresistible. Because everybody loves warm, fresh Christmas cookies.

Best Christmas Fragrance Oils Christmas Splendor Fragrance OilBest Christmas Fragrance Oils Christmas Splendor Fragrance Oil

Our Christmas Splendor Fragrance Oil is the perfect aroma for making homemade candles! This fragrance has the wonderful Christmas combination of apples, oak, balsam, fir, and pine, with a background of cinnamon and clove. Many of our customers carry this scent year round because it is a best selling scent for them, but many of these customers have decided to rename it Country Splendor for their year-round sales.

Best Christmas Fragrance Oils Christmas Cabernet Fragrance OilBest Christmas Fragrance Oils Christmas Cabernet Fragrance Oil

Also, we have the wonderful Christmas Cabernet fragrance oil! We used this lovely scent to create an amazing Wine Sugar Scrub Recipe! This fragrance oil by Natures Garden was created to capture part of the Christmas essence.  Cabernet has a classically deep red color and displays a lovely bouquet of berries and oak. A full-bodied wine with good varietal character and power, it offers rich cherry flavors with excellent balance and a long finish. We have combined this lovely aroma with hints of Christmas time and created our version of Christmas Cabernet. You will certainly want to celebrate after you smell this fragrance!

Best Christmas Fragrance Oils Balsam Fragrance OilBest Christmas Fragrance Oils Balsam Fragrance Oil

Next, we have another great winter fragrance oil for your Christmas scents list. Our Balsam Fragrance Oil has the perfect aroma of fresh pine balsam aroma is great for Christmas time and all year round. Not only is this a great scent for mixing throughout the year or creating new scents for your seasonal line. So, get crafting for the holiday with a wonderful fragrance!

Best Christmas Fragrance Oils Christmas Wreath Type Fragrance OilBest Christmas Fragrance Oils Christmas Wreath Type Fragrance Oil

Further, you can use the Christmas Wreath Type Fragrance Oil in your own creations. This wonderful fragrance oil by Natures Garden is the traditional and welcoming scent for the holidays. In this scent you, will find fresh cut boughs of pine, balsam, hollyberry and earthy pinecones. Truly, this is a great seasonal scent that you can make crafts like our Christmas Wreath Fire Starters Recipe!

Best Christmas Fragrance Oils Bayberry Fragrance OilBest Christmas Fragrance Oils Bayberry Fragrance Oil

Also, we have a different choice for your winter line that is just as great as other fragrances. Bayberry Fragrance Oil   This aroma by Natures Garden is a nice blend of fir and balsam and delicate spicy undertones of nutmeg and ginger. You will love this scent in your scented Christmas crafts, as many of our customers already have! Of course, this fragrance oil is a best-selling fragrance oil!

Best Christmas Fragrance Oils Christmas Thyme Fragrance OilBest Christmas Fragrance Oils Christmas Thyme Fragrance Oil

Additionally, you can create even more wonderfully scented products with the delightful Christmas Thyme Fragrance Oil. This fragrance oil has the aroma of bayberries and apples with a base note of fresh pine needles and thyme, with a top note of freshly ground cinnamon bark. This is a perfect scent for creating your own homemade Christmas products and crafts. Plus, you can create the feel of Christmas with scent by using this aroma to create our Christmas Liquid Potpourri Recipe.

Best Christmas Fragrance Oils Candy Cane Fragrance OilBest Christmas Fragrance Oils Candy Cane Fragrance Oil

Another wonderful fragrance for the holiday season is the delightful Candy Cane Fragrance Oil by Natures Garden. This delightful candy aroma embodies the joy of the holidays. This aroma captures the lovely scent combination of fresh peppermint leaves and sweet ripened strawberries on a dry down of delicious vanilla. While there are tons of fun ways to utilize this aroma, one great way to utilize this scent is by creating our very own Candy Cane Candle Recipe! This recipe uses joy wax and red candle dye to create a candle that is striped red and white and has a scent just like a candy cane.

Best Christmas Fragrance Oils Santas Whiskers Fragrance OilBest Christmas Fragrance Oils Santas Whiskers Fragrance Oil

Further, you can try out the fabulous Santas Whiskers Fragrance Oil which was inspired by the big guy himself. This scent is a perfect aroma for the holiday season and you are sure to use it well in your soap, candle, and cosmetic recipes. This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is a fun blend of balsam, fir, and pine with warm vanilla sugar cookies. This scent is perfect for creating all kinds of products, or even holiday crafts. If you are looking for ideas, we used this aroma to create our wonderful Santa Whiskers Candle Recipe.

Best Christmas Fragrance Oils Christmas Wassail Fragrance OilBest Christmas Fragrance Oils Christmas Wassail Fragrance Oil

Furthermore, you can try out the Christmas Wassail Fragrance Oil for crafting. This Natures Garden fragrance oil is an exciting Christmas culinary drink aroma. The wonderful aroma of mulled apple cider, fresh pineapple, and orange zests surrounded with spicy cinnamon and cloves.

 

 

 

Best Christmas Fragrance Oils Eggnog Fragrance OilBest Christmas Fragrance Oils Eggnog Fragrance Oil

Another beloved holiday treat is Eggnog! So, the creamy Christmas fragrance oil by Natures Garden is a perfect addition to the holidays. This creamy eggnog has strong notes of buttercream vanilla, with hints of cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove. Many of our customers use this scent year round by renaming it Creamy Spice.

Best Christmas Fragrance Oils Chestnut Brown Sugar Fragrance OilBest Christmas Fragrance Oils Chestnut Brown Sugar Fragrance Oil

Of course, everyone has heard or experienced the lovely Christmas tradition of chestnuts roasting by an open fire. Not only is this a lovely holiday tradition, but the aroma is amazing. This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is a succulent aroma that is reminiscent of fall time and perfect for this frigid season. This scent has top notes of caramel, brown sugar, nutty characters, maple, and butter; followed by powdery middle notes; sitting on a fresh, full-bodied base note of chestnut.

Best Christmas Fragrance Oils Reindeer Poo Fragrance Oil

Also, you can use the fun aroma of Reindeer Poo Fragrance Oil when creating your holiday products. Be sure to check out our Reindeer Poo Candle inspired by this scent. This holiday season, have fun, laugh a little, and embrace a good sense of humor.  That is what we did when creating Natures Garden’s Reindeer Poo fragrance oil!  This fragrance will lift your holiday spirits, and add a little magic to your life!  Reindeer Poo begins with top notes of apples and pears; followed by middle notes of eucalyptus, pine, and geranium; and well-balanced with base notes of vanilla, cedarwood, and patchouli.  We believe that the bubbly top notes coincide with the feeling children have when they see Santa’s reindeer magically flying through the sky.

Best Christmas Fragrance Oils Christmas Cravings Fragrance OilBest Christmas Fragrance Oils Christmas Cravings Fragrance Oil

Christmas Cravings Fragrance Oil is another fantastic fragrance that you can use to create your homemade products. Obviously, this scent would be a great choice for the holidays. This wonderful fragrance begins with top notes of orange, grapefruit, lemon, and apple; followed by middle notes of cinnamon, ginger, carrot, and nutmeg; sitting on base notes of buttercream and vanilla. In fact, this scent is almost guaranteed to make your mouth water!

Best Christmas Fragrance Oils Cotton Headed Ninny Muggin Fragrance OilBest Christmas Fragrance Oils Cotton Headed Ninny Muggin Fragrance Oil

Additionally, you can find another great ingredient for your homemade creations with this fun fragrance. Cotton Headed Ninny Muggin Fragrance Oil is a delightful Christmas scent that will bring some warmth to the season. This scent was inspired by one of our favorite movies of all times – “ELF”.  At one point in the movie, Buddy mentions that he feels like a “Cotton headed ninny muggin”; AKA…an ELF Airhead.  This made us think, “What would a cotton headed ninny muggin smell like?”  Cotton headed ninny muggin fragrance oil begins with sweet, buttery, creamy coconut and vanilla frosting; leading to middle notes of powdery heliotrope and spicy hints; and sits on a powerful vanilla base. We used this fragrance oil to make scented play dough and it was amazing!

 

Best Christmas Fragrance Oils Elf Sweat Fragrance OilBest Christmas Fragrance Oils Elf Sweat Fragrance Oil

Also, we have the fun aroma of our Elf Sweat Fragrance Oil that is inspired by cheerful elves from the North Pole. Magical, happy, and hard-working…that would describe the personalities of Santa’s elves!  Are you ready to smell a fragrance that embraces these personality traits?  Elf sweat fragrance is a bubbly, magical blend of candy, candy canes, candy corn, and syrup, with effervescent spicy soda pop bubbles to provide a unique, magical top note.  Creativity and uniqueness like you’ve never experienced! Furthermore, you can create the delightful Lumps of Coal Bath Bomb Recipe.

Best Christmas Fragrance Oils Christmas Tree Fragrance OilBest Christmas Fragrance Oils Christmas Tree Fragrance Oil

Another great fragrance oil is perfect for the holiday season, as this fragrance has the aroma of a true Christmas Tree. So, along with decorating your tree this year, why not decorate with the scent of fresh Christmas tree?  Our Christmas tree fragrance begins with top notes of pine and fresh lime; with middle notes of cardamom and pepper; with a base note of Scotch pine.

Best Christmas Fragrance Oils Country Christmas Fragrance OilBest Christmas Fragrance Oils Country Christmas Fragrance Oil

Plus, you can use the lovely Country Christmas Fragrance Oil. This scent is a truly fantastic fragrance oil by Natures Garden which is a blend of bayberries, cranberries, and apples, with spicy nuances of nutmeg and cloves with a top note of orange zests. This is a great scent for creating homemade scented candles this season. You will love it!

 

 

Best Christmas Fragrance Oils Tinsel Fragrance OilBest Christmas Fragrance Oils Tinsel Fragrance Oil

Finally, our last of our best Christmas Fragrance Oils for the holiday season is the delightful Tinsel Fragrance Oil. You will love this fragrance oil in your own homemade products. This scented oil by Natures Garden is a refreshing and unique Christmas fragrance that blends pomegranate, raspberries, and strawberries, with slight hints of fresh peppermint leaves and fresh vanilla.

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!