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Nov
27

Rustic Wax Melts Recipe


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Rustic Wax Melts RecipeRustic Wax Melts Recipe

The Rustic Wax Melts Recipe is a gorgeous way to scent your home for the holidays. Not only is this a perfect scent to lift your spirits for the holidays, but these wax tarts could double as some lovely home decoration. Just pop a wax tart into the warmer and have a few arranged near the warmer or around the house. This Natures Garden creation is festive, rustic, and absolutely perfect for spicing up your decor. Plus, it will be nice to have more of these tarts nearby for you to use later because you are not going to get enough of these delightful room scent products. So, get started and have some fun!

Rustic Wax Melts Recipe: The Fragrance BlendRustic Wax Melts Recipe: The Fragrance Blend

You are going to love this aroma for the holidays. The blend of this fragrance oil with the natural herbs added to this product are absolutely amazing! First, the Christmas Wassail Fragrance Oil is an exciting Christmas culinary drink scent. The wonderful aroma of mulled apple cider, fresh pineapple, and orange zests surrounded with spicy cinnamon and cloves. Furthermore, the spice notes in this fragrance oil are amplified by the real herbs that will add to the aroma as they are heated. So, these lovely herbs are not there just to look pretty. The whole clove, orange peel c/s, and the cinnamon sticks add some extra and fresh spice aroma to the fragrance to really kick it up a notch!

Rustic Wax Melts Recipe: Ingredients Needed From Natures Garden

Pillar of Bliss Wax- 10 Pounds
Christmas Wassail Fragrance Oil
Cloves Whole
Juniper Berries Whole
Orange Peel Cut & Sifted
Cinnamon Sticks 2 3/4 inch
Silicone Soap Mold- 24 Brownie Bites
POURING POT
THERMOMETER

Rustic Wax Melts Recipe: Other Ingredients You Will Need

Scale
Mixing Spoons
Mixing Bowl
Pot (For Double Boiler)

Rustic Wax Melts Recipe: Weights and Amounts of Ingredients

345 grams of the Pillar of Bliss Wax
1 ounce of the Whole Cloves
41 grams of the Christmas Wassail Fragrance Oil
1 ounce of the Orange Peel Cut and Sifted
24 pieces of the Cinnamon Sticks
1 ounce of the Juniper Berries

Rustic Wax Melts Recipe: Clean and Prepare Work Station

Before you get started on this recipe, you should clean and prepare the area that you are going to be working in. This will prevent any specs of dirt from accidentally getting into the recipe and it will make the entire process more enjoyable for you. First, cleaning and sanitizing the equipment you need and tidying the work space will keep your projects clean and beautiful. Nothing is worse than finding a spec in your design that you didn’t catch before your wax cooled. Plus, having everything ready to go will make your experience more enjoyable and stress-free! This way you can just focus on the fun of crafting.

Rustic Wax Melts Recipe: Creating the Double Boiler

A double boiler is the perfect way to gently heat your ingredients and this method will minimize the risk of scorching your wax. If you don’t know how to create a double boiler, then we will walk you through the simple steps! Since you are melting wax, you can use the pouring pot to hold your melting ingredients. Then, you will want to have a larger pot that the pouring pot can easily fit into with extra room on the sides. Next, add enough water to the larger pot that it touches the pouring pot, but won’t boil over. After, place the pouring pot into the larger pot. Then, add the larger pot to the stove and boil the water.

Rustic Wax Melts Recipe Measure the Necessary HerbsRustic Wax Melts Recipe: Measure the Necessary Herbs

First, you are going to want to prepare the various herbs that this recipe will need. These herbs are perfect for adding to the appearance of these melts. You are going to be working with four different herbs in this recipe.  Not only will you need to prepare a mixture of herbs for the middle of the melts, but you will need to get the cinnamon sticks ready for the top of the melts. So, the two herb preparations will be needed at different steps in the process.

Rustic Wax Melts Recipe: Prepare the Herb Mixture

You will need to prepare the mixture of herbs that will be added to the wax melts. So, take a bowl and the scale. Then, weigh out about an ounce of juniper berries, orange peel cut and sifted, and whole cloves each. After, mix these herbs together and set this bowl aside. Later, these herbs will be added to the mold cavities with the wax to create your homemade wax tarts.

Rustic Wax Melts Recipe: Prepare the Cinnamon Sticks

Separate from the bowl of herbs, you are going to want to prepare the cinnamon sticks. You are going to need twenty-four pieces in total. However, you will be breaking each cinnamon stick into smaller bits, so you won’t need a whole lot. You can get about 2-3 pieces from each individual cinnamon stick. You should look at the size of the mold’s cavities and make sure your pieces are small enough to fit on top. Then, set these cinnamon stick pieces aside.

Rustic Wax Melts Recipe: Melting the Candle WaxRustic Wax Melts Recipe: Melting the Candle Wax

Next, you are going to prepare the Pillar of Bliss Wax for these homemade rustic wax tarts. So, take the pouring pot and weigh out about 345 grams of the wax into it. After, you will need to melt the wax completely. So, create your double boiler and heat the pillar of bliss wax. You will want to set the heat to a make sure that the water is boiling. So, you won’t need to turn the stove temperature all the way up. Also, make sure that you stir the wax to help prevent burning.

Rustic Wax Melts Recipe Adding in the Fragrance OilRustic Wax Melts Recipe: Adding in the Fragrance Oil

Once all of the wax melts, you can remove the pouring pot from the heat. Then, you will add a thermometer to the pouring pot. This is to make sure that the wax isn’t too hot when you add the fragrance oil. If it is too hot, then the wax could burn off notes of your fragrance oil. Obviously, you don’t want to ruin this delightful Christmas spice aroma. So, make sure the thermometer is at about 180 degrees Fahrenheit before you add the fragrance. After you reach the right temperature you can pour in 41 grams of the Christmas Wassail Fragrance Oil and stir the wax to incorporate the scented oil.

Rustic Wax Melts Recipe: Adding the Herbs to the MoldRustic Wax Melts Recipe: Adding the Herbs to the Mold

Before you are able to pour your melted wax, you are going to add some herbs to the mold. So, you will need to retrieve the small bowl that contains the mixture of juniper berries, orange peel c/s, and whole clove. However, you will not need the cinnamon sticks quite yet. So, leave this fourth herb off to the side. Now add a bit of this mixed herb mixture into each of the twenty-four cavities. We will not need this herb mixture later, so be sure to use it all in this step. You can go back and fill in cavities that don’t have as much as others.

Rustic Wax Melts Recipe: Pouring the WaxRustic Wax Melts Recipe: Pouring the Wax

Now, you are ready to pour the melted Pillar of Bliss Wax into the mold. So, grab your scented wax and begin pouring your wax over the herbs. You will want to fill each of the twenty-four cavities all of the way up. Be careful not to overflow, but you will want to move to the next step quickly. In the next step you will want the wax to still be liquid in the molds. So, try your best to move quickly on to the next step.

Rustic Wax Melts Recipe: Adding the Cinnamon SticksRustic Wax Melts Recipe: Adding the Cinnamon Sticks

Now, you are going to add the pieces of cinnamon sticks to the top of the wax melts. You are going to want to move quickly before the tarts begin to set up. If not, you may not be able to get the cinnamon sticks to stay put. Also, we recommend sticking one portion of the herb into the wax melt and have the other part of the cinnamon stick poking out above the wax tart. This way the cinnamon stick can be seen from the top and adds to the rustic charm of this lovely recipe.

Rustic Wax Melts Recipe: Removing from the MoldRustic Wax Melts Recipe: Removing from the Mold

As your pillar of bliss tarts begin to set up, you will start to see how each wax melt will look. While these tarts all include the same ingredients, each one is unique and special, like a snowflake. Once the wax cools completely the wax won’t be transparent anymore, so only the herbs on top will be seen. This will leave you with just a few of these herbs poking through. This is what gives this recipe the gorgeous rustic appearance. Finally, when the wax has completely solidified you are ready to pop the wax melts out of their molds.

Rustic Wax Melts Recipe: Curing Before Use

Although you may be anxious and excited to test out your finished product, those extra few days of curing is exactly what your wax tarts need to be at their best. You can technically use your creation immediately, as there is nothing wrong with them. However, the scent isn’t going to be right until it has a chance to cure! While your wax tarts are finished, you won’t get the absolute best results unless you give the product time to cure. It super easy to do and only takes a couple days. Just let your wax melts sit undisturbed as the fragrance oil settles in your creation. After, you will be so glad that you waited!

Rustic Wax Melts Recipe: Melted Snowman

One adorable thing that we noticed about this Christmas craft recipe is that it looks like a melted snowman! The cinnamon stick looks like a stick arm. Also, the juniper berries look like the coal for the buttons, mouth, and eyes. Plus, the orange peel looks like the carrot nose! I remember making snowmen with my little brother. We would make our own so we could see which one was better, but we’d end up helping each other anyway. It was always a great way to spend a snow day. While nobody is happy to see their snowman disappear, it’s really all about the fun time that you had creating your snow friend. Just like wax melts, you don’t want to melt your beautiful designs, but they smell too good not too! So, enjoy this super cute wax tart recipe that is perfect for the winter season and the holidays.

Rustic Wax Melts Recipe: Snowman Building Ideas

Speaking of a melted snowman, it’s almost the perfect time of year for making your very own snow friends! You can create a regular kind of snowman or get creative with your frosty creation. If you are looking to get inspired for your next snow day, then check out 24 Clever Ways to Build a Snowman by Mommy Shorts. These are some different ways to make snow people that are funny or cute. Personally, my favorite snowman was the one with the mailbox for a mouth! These snowman designs are sure to get your excited for this season. All we need now is the perfect packing snow and we are ready to have some fun!

Rustic Wax Melts Recipe: Share With UsRustic Wax Melts Recipe: Share With Us

Now that your creations are complete we would love to hear your thoughts on our Rustic Wax Melts Recipe! Personally, I loved everything about these melts. The adorable rustic design was simple and would perfectly match my living room. Plus, the scent was an amazing blend that was strong and lasted a long time. Whether or not you agree, we hope to hear from you. Also, any snowmen this year would be greatly appreciated! You can talk to us on Twitter or Instagram @ngscents. Also, you can find us on Facebook.

Sep
06

Galaxy Bubble Bar Recipe


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Galaxy Bubble Bar RecipeGalaxy Bubble Bar Recipe

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

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

Galaxy Bubble Bar Recipe Ingredients Available at Natures Garden

Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate

Sodium Bicarbonate- Baking Soda

Grape Happy Camper Candy Fragrance Oil

Cream of Tartar

Corn Starch

Vegetable Glycerin

Safflower Oil

Neon Blue FUN Soap Colorant

Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant

Ultramarine Violet FUN Soap Colorant

Diamond Dust Mica Pigment

Small Stainless Steel Scoop

Safety Gloves

Safety Glasses

Natures Garden Apron

Safety Mask

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

Mixing Spoon

Mixing Bowls (4)

Parchment Paper or Silicone Baking Mat Scale

Galaxy Bubble Bar Recipe Weights and Amounts of all Ingredients

410 grams (2 cups) Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate

460 grams (2 cups) Sodium Bicarbonate-Baking Soda

224 grams (2/3 cup) Cream of Tartar

72 grams (2/3 cup) Corn Starch

200 grams (2/3 cup) Vegetable Glycerin

24 grams (2 TBSP) Safflower Oil

14 grams Grape Happy Camper Candy Fragrance Oil

5 grams Ultramarine Violet FUN Soap Colorant

2 grams Diamond Dust Mica Pigment

5 grams Neon Blue FUN Soap Colorant

5 grams Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant

Galaxy Bubble Bar Recipe Prepare You Work Area

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

Galaxy Bubble Bar Recipe Share Your Products

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

Jun
16

Top 25 Essential Oils


This entry was posted in Candle Making Recipes, candle making supplies, essential oil, essential oils, free recipe, fresh scent, lavender essential oil, Natures Garden, Natures Garden Essential Oils, patchouli essential oil, peppermint essential oil, soap making recipes, Soap making supplies and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on by .

Top 25 Essential OilsTop 25 Essential Oils

This list of the Top 25 Essential Oils from Natures Garden reviews some of our favorite essential oils. Not only do we quickly run over each of their beneficial properties, but we have quite a few recipes that incorporate these essential oils wonderfully. Some recipes utilize an oil’s unique properties to enhance the quality of the product. Other recipes use the oil to scent the product to create a natural fragrance that is unique and lovely. Regardless of the reason to add essential oils, you will find that this additive is as wonderful for bath and body products as it is for room scenting.

Top 25 Essential Oils Bergamot Essential OilTop 25 Essential Oils Bergamot Essential Oil

Bergamot essential oil has been said to have many beneficial properties, such as soothing skin irritation, relieving stress, cleansing the skin, and even more! This oil would be perfect for creating soy candles, soaps, and other DIY projects.

Top 25 Essential Oils Blood Orange Essential OilTop 25 Essential Oils Blood Orange Essential Oil

The blood orange essential oil is a perfect choice for bath and body creations or even DIY home scenting. These products will be enhanced by the aphrodisiac, uplifting scent as well as the anti-inflammatory and antiseptic qualities.

Top 25 Essential Oils Cassia Essential OilTop 25 Essential Oils Cassia Essential Oil

Cassia essential oil has a scent that is similar to cinnamon. Plus, this oil has some benefits that would be great for your homemade bath and body products. For example, this oil has been said to possess antiseptic and anti-fungal properties.

Top 25 Essential Oils Cedarwood Virginiana Essential OilTop 25 Essential Oils Cedarwood Essential Oil

The Cedarwood essential oil has a multitude of amazing benefits that include the skin and hair growth. So, this oil would be a nice addition to any kind of body products.

 

 

 

Top 25 Essential Oils Cedarwood Virginiana Essential Oil Beard BalmSince this oil is good for promoting hair growth, it is perfect for our Beard Balm Recipe! This recipe contains all kinds of ingredients that are great for beard care and this essential oil is one of these ingredients.

Top 25 Essential Oils Cinnamon Leaf Ceylon Essential OilTop 25 Essential Oils Cinnamon Leaf Ceylon Essential Oil

This cinnamon leaf essential oil is an energizing scent with some calming properties. This oil has been known to have a warm, calming effect on the body that eases aching muscles. So, this would be wonderful in a bath and body product to use after a long, tiring day.

 

Top 25 Essential Oils Citronella Java Essential OilTop 25 Essential Oils Citronella Java Essential Oil

It is well known that citronella is a mosquito repellent and the essential oil is just as potent. Plus, this oil can be moisturizing when mixed with a carrier oil, to make it safe for skin use.

Top 25 Essential Oils Clove Buds Native Distilled Essential Oil

Clove bud essential oil has a strong, unique scent that is perfect for homemade cosmetic products. Plus, this essential oil has known benefits, like reducing skin issues like warts, wrinkles, or sagging skin or the antiseptic qualities. So, this essential oil would be wonderful for a natural skin care product.

Top 25 Essential Oils Eucalyptus Essential OilTop 25 Essential Oils Eucalyptus Essential Oil

This strong scented essential oil is perfect for scenting a room or even body products. Breathing this oil has been shown to clear sinuses and relieve asthma. Further, this oil is considered to be an insect repellent. Also, bath and body products can benefit from eucalyptus, as it is thought to be a muscle pain reducer.

 

Top 25 Essential Oils Peppermint Redistilled Essential Oil Foot Balm RecipeThe Rejuvenating Foot Balm Recipe not only has all the benefits of this scent but would be great for reducing muscle pain. If you have been on your feet all day, then this is the foot balm for you!

 

Top 25 Essential Oils Fir Needle Siberian Essential OilTop 25 Essential Oils Fir Needle Siberian Essential Oil

This essential oil is perfect for cleaning cuts and scrapes as well as the air. First, this essential oil has been known to be great for naturally purifying the air. Plus, this oil is great for the skin, as it is an antiseptic that promotes healing. So, this is perfect to add to recipes from candles to body products.

Top 25 Essential Oils Gurjun Balsam Essential OilTop 25 Essential Oils Balsam Essential Oil

This Gurjan Balsam essential oil has a wide variety of benefits and uses, but the most interesting for projects are the antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, and stress reducing properties. These effects make this essential oil great for creating calming scented candles, as this oil has been said to reduce stress hormones, or cleansing bath and body products, as this oil is said to have germ eliminating abilities.

Top 25 Essential Oils Lavandin Grosso Pure Essential OilTop 25 Essential Oils Lavandin Grosso Pure Essential Oil

Lavandin Grosso essential oil is a hybrid of spike lavender and true lavender that creates a plant all it’s own. This essential oil has been said to prevent infections in cuts, relieve inflammation, and reduce marks on the skin. So, this oil would be perfect in bath and body creations.

 

 

Top 25 Essential Oils Peppermint Redistilled Essential Oil Soap RecipeThe Snowball Soap Recipe contains both lavandin and peppermint essential oils. This provides both soothing properties of peppermint and the skin loving properties of lavandin. An added bonus to this recipe is that this essential oil combination smells just like our Jack Frost Fragrance Oil. So, this is a perfectly natural way to scent your soap!

Top 25 Essential Oils Lavender 40/42 Essential Oil

Lavender is both well known and well loved. This essential oil has been said to relieve stress, calm anxiety, and promote better sleep.  Plus, this plant based oil is perfect for skin care! Lavender essential oil has been known to restore skin complexion, help heal the skin, and even reduce acne.

 

Top 25 Essential Oils Lavender 40/42 Essential Oil BalmThe Soothing Baby Non Petroleum Jelly Recipe is a perfect way to utilize the healing natural of lavender essential oil.  Plus, this recipe is perfect for sensitive skin as it is natural and skin loving.

 

 

Top 25 Essential Oils Lavender 40/42 Essential Oil Lip BalmSince lavender essential oil has been said to help the skin heal, we thought it would be perfect for lip care. So, we created the White Chocolate Lavender Lip Balm Recipe that has a unique and delicious flavor, as well.

 

 

Top 25 Essential Oils Lavender 40/42 Essential Oil PowderNot only is lavender great for the skin, but it has a wonderful scent. Our Natural Lavender Vanilla Body Powder Recipe takes advantage of this beloved aroma to create a perfectly scented body powder.

 

 

Top 25 Essential Oils Lavender 40/42 Essential Oil Bath Tea

This recipe is a great choice for someone looking for ideas on how to get rid of a sunburn overnight. This oil is perfect for the Sunburn Relief Bath Tea Recipe because it helps promote healing in the skin. Plus, the calming scent is perfect for relaxing in a nice bath.

Top 25 Essential Oils Lemongrass Guatemalan Essential OilTop 25 Essential Oils Lemongrass Guatemalan Essential Oil

This essential oil is perfect for natural body products! Among this oil’s many benefits are headache reduction, bug repellent, and skin healing properties. So, this would be a very beneficial oil for the skin or for creating a natural bug repellent.

Top 25 Essential Oils Lime Essential OilTop 25 Essential Oils Lime Essential Oil

This lime essential has a fresh scent that is bright and sweet. Plus, this oil is a natural disinfectant! So, this oil would be perfect in household cleaners or in bath and body products.  Plus, this essential oil would be perfect for cleaning the air in a natural candle creation.

 

 

Top 25 Essential Oils Lime Distilled Essential Oil Foot PowderAnother great way to utilize this essential oil’s beneficial properties is the Stinky Feet Foot Powder Recipe. This bacteria eliminating power combined with the anti-fungal properties of tea tree oil creates the perfect foot powder!

Top 25 Essential Oils Litsea Cubeba Essential OilTop 25 Essential Oils Litsea Cubeba Essential Oil

This essential oil has a bright, citrus scent that is similar to a lemon. Plus, this oil has been known to have some wonderful healing properties as it fights infections and kills harmful microbes. So, this is another great cleansing essential oil that would be great for all kinds of natural products.

Top 25 Essential Oils Orange Midseason (5 Fold) Essential OilTop 25 Essential Oil Orange Midseason (5 Fold) Essential Oil

This essential oil is perfect for creating natural household cleaners! Not only does this oil possess a clean, citrus scent, but this essential oil has been said to have antibacterial properties. Plus, this would be a nontoxic way to clean your home!

Top 25 Essential Oils Patchouli Essential OilTop 25 Essential Oils Patchouli Essential Oil

This essential oil is a strong, relaxing scent that can be great as a natural scent for products. Plus, this oil has properties that can help issues related to inflammation or fungus, as well as assist your body in healing. So, this essential oil would be great for all kinds of homemade recipes.

 

 

Top 25 Essential Oils Patchouli Essential Oil Massage Recipe

This essential oil was included in our Sensual Massage Oil Recipe to add a calming scent with anti-inflammatory properties. This can be used to relieve inflammation related issues, such as rashes or eczema. Also, this recipe uses the lavender essential oil, too! This is perfect to add to the relaxing mood of a massage.

 

Top 25 Essential Oils Patchouli Essential Oil Conditioner Recipe

Furthermore, the Patchouli Infused Hair Conditioner Recipe is perfect for hair products! This oil has been known to be great for hair growth and preventing hair loss! Also, this recipe includes lavender and grosso, which have been know to help with hair loss and prevent dandruff on the scalp. So, this is a great homemade hair care product.

Top 25 Essential Oils Peppermint Essential OilTop 25 Essential Oils Peppermint Essential Oil

This peppermint essential oil has a cool, relaxing scent that is wonderful for the body. This aroma would be perfect for creating calming room scenting products. Plus, this essential oil has some wonderful benefits that can be beneficial in bath and body recipes.  his oil is great for calming sore muscles, relieving headaches, and much more!

 

Top 25 Essential Oils Peppermint Redistilled Essential Oil Lip Balm RecipeThis Chocolate Peppermint Lip Balm Recipe includes real peppermint oil for its amazing effects. First of all, this oil is perfect for helping heal chapped lips and leaving a cool feeling. Plus, the oil has been known to work as a lip plumper. This could be a great lip balm for ladies looking for fuller lips.

 

Top 25 Essential Oils Peppermint Redistilled Essential Oil Face MaskAlso, this oil is great for the Candy Cane Facial Mask Recipe! First of all, the scent of the peppermint oil is a perfect choice for a candy cane. This pure mint scent smells strong and true! Plus, this oil is a cool and relaxing, which is wonderful for a homemade facial.

 

Top 25 Essential Oils Peppermint Redistilled Essential Oil Winter Balm

Of course, Winter Wonderland Lip Balm Recipe contains the cooling sensation of peppermint oil. Just like in the other peppermint oil lip balm recipe, this recipe is wonderful for masking bad breath and may even lead to more plump lips!

Top 25 Essential Oils Petitgrain Extra Essential OilTop 25 Essential Oils Petitgrain Extra Essential Oil

This essential oil is considered to be an uplifting scent with antiseptic and antibacterial properties. Thus, this product would be perfect for handmade soaps, natural deodorants, or any sort of bath product to add some extra cleansing ability.

Top 25 Essential Oils Pink Grapefruit Essential OilTop 25 Essential Oils Pink Grapefruit Essential Oil

This oil has a bright, energizing scent that would be perfect for naturally scenting your home. Plus, this essential oil contains tons of Vitamin C, which is great for skin. This vitamin helps protect your skin from the effects of aging and help some of the damage caused by the sun’s harmful rays. So, this is a perfect oil for enhancing any bath and body product recipes!

Top 25 Essential Oils Rosemary Tunisian Essential OilTop 25 Essential Oils Rosemary Tunisian Essential Oil

Rosemary is an amazing additive for skin care products! This oil is great for blood circulation and promoting clear skin. Plus, this essential oil is an anti-inflammatory. Thus, this oil has been known to ease redness, puffiness, and irritation, as well as reduce acne and excess oils. So, Rosemary Tunisian Essential Oil would be a perfect addition for facial cleansers.

 

Top 25 Essential Oils Rosemary Tunisian Essential Oil Recipe

One perfect way to use this essential oil is the Activated Charcoal Mask Recipe. This recipe uses herbs and oils that are perfect for promoting clear, healthy skin. Not only does this recipe contain that properties of rosemary, but there are other ingredients, such as activated charcoal, that are perfect natural cleaners.

Top 25 Essential Oils Star Anise Essential OilTop 25 Essential Oils Star Anise Essential Oil

Anise can be used to create all kinds of natural bath and body creations. Plus, it has been known to help to treat acne, oily skin, psoriasis, and spotted and damaged skin. Also, it helps to bring a beautiful glow to your skin and keep it smooth and soft. Plus, this essential only has a lovely scent that is similar to black licorice.

Top 25 Essential Oils Sweet Fennel Essential OilTop 25 Essential Oils Sweet Fennel Essential Oil

Another great essential oil is one made from fennel. This oil has an interesting scent that is perfect for naturally scenting products. The scent is similar to the anise essential oil with the distinct sweet and spicy aroma. Plus, fennel would be great for hair products as it has been known to treat an itchy scalp and reduce any bumps on the scalp.

 

Top 25 Essential Oils Sweet Fennel Essential Oil Mask Recipe

One way that you can use this essential oil is our Lucky Leprechaun Face Mask Recipe! This recipe is a natural and herbal creation that is perfect for refreshing and moisturizing your face. Plus, the fennel essential oil in this recipe provides a unique scent that is entirely natural. Furthermore, this recipe contains the added properties of the lavender essential oil!

Top 25 Essential Oils Tangerine Essential OilTop 25 Essential Oils Tangerine Essential Oil

This tangerine California essential oil is often used in skin care products for its anti-fungal and antiseptic properties. Plus, this oil is wonderful for stress relief. So, Tangerine California Essential Oil would be perfect for creating bath and body products that are cleansing and relaxing!

Top 25 Essential Oils Tea Tree Essential OilTop 25 Essential Oils Tea Tree Essential Oil

This natural essential oil is best known for its medicinal uses, as it has anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antifungal, analgesic, antibacterial, antimicrobial, and antiviral properties. So, tea tree can be used for treating toenail fungus, yeast infections, the flu, chest congestion, persistent body odor, sunburns, herpes, vaginal infections, ear infections, scabies, pulmonary inflammation, and many infections of the mouth and nose.

Top 25 Essential Oils Tea Tree Australian Essential Oil RecipeThe Rejuvenating Foot Balm Recipe is a great way to moisturize your feet and make sure that they are free of nasty foot odor. So, this recipe has two fantastic functions!

 

 

Top 25 Essential Oils Tea Tree Essential Oil

Since tea tree oil is perfect for destroying fungus and bacteria, it makes sense to use this essential oil in soap. The Peppermint Cold Process Foot Soap Recipe is a perfect recipe for removing foot issues, like athlete’s foot for example.

 

 

Top 25 Essential Oils Tea Tree Essential Oil Soap RecipeWhile many people need tea tree oil to solve foot fungus or odor, there are a ton more instances where a regular Tea Tree Soap Recipe would come in handy. For example, this soap can come in handy for treating acne, cuts, ringworm, skin bumps, bug bites and fungal infections.

 

 

Natures Garden sells our essential oils for external applications only.  In the above written post, we discussed how wonderful they are and the many various uses across different industries.  Nothing in this article is to be construed as medical advice.  Please consult your doctor before using any of this information for treatment purposes.  We provide this data for educational purposes only.

May
26

Salt Water Taffy Soap Recipe


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Salt Water Taffy Soap RecipeSalt Water Taffy Soap Recipe

Salt Water Taffy Soap Recipe is sure to take you back to your childhood.  Not only does it have a great candy scent, but it also shows you an adorable way to package soap.  We took these fun soaps to a couple soap gatherings over the past couple months and they were a huge hit!  We had many soap makers ask how exactly we made these.  So by popular request here are the instructions for this unique salt water taffy fragranced soap.

Things you will need:

Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap

FUN Soap Colorant- Neon Blue

FUN Soap Colorant- Neon Orange

FUN Soap Colorant- Neon Pink

FUN Soap Colorant- Neon Green

Salt Water Taffy Fragrance Oil

Silicone Soap Mold- 4 Loaf Mold

8 oz. Clear PET Bullet Bottle

White Fine Mist Sprayer 24/410

4 Microwave Safe Containers

Scale

Mixing Spoons

Cutting Board

Knife

Rubbing Alcohol

Parchment Paper

Twist Ties

Total Amounts for Blue Soap:

219 grams Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap

10 grams Salt Water Taffy Fragrance Oil

3 drops FUN Soap Colorant- Neon Blue

Total Amounts for Orange Soap:

219 grams Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap

10 grams Salt Water Taffy Fragrance Oil

4 drops FUN Soap Colorant- Neon Orange

Total Amounts for Pink Soap:

219 grams Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap

10 grams Salt Water Taffy Fragrance Oil

2 drops FUN Soap Colorant- Neon Pink

Total Amounts for Green Soap:

219 grams Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap

10 grams Salt Water Taffy Fragrance Oil

3 drops FUN Soap Colorant- Neon Green

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Begin with four heat safe bowls.  Place 219 grams of Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap in each bowl.  Use a microwave to melt the soap.  We recommend melting the soap base 30 seconds at a time until it is completely melted.

 

 

Salt-Water-Taffy-Soap-RecipeOnce it is melted, add 10 grams of Natures Garden’s Salt Water Taffy Fragrance Oil to each bowl.  Stir well to fully incorporate the fragrance oil.

In the first bowl, add three drops of the neon blue soap colorant.  To the second bowl, add two drops of the neon pink colorant.  The third bowl will need four drops of the neon orange colorant.  In last bowl, place three drops of the neon green soap colorant.  Stir each bowl well to incorporate the colors.

 

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Once the color is mixed,  pour your soap.  Pour each color into its own cavity of the mold.  Once the soap has setup, you can go ahead and remove the melt and pour soap from the mold.  Cut it into three equal sections.

Lastly, it is time to wrap your soap.  Using scissors, cut strips of parchment paper.  They need to be 6 inches long and 7 inches wide.  Wrap the soap with the parchment paper and use a twist ties to close the sides.  It will look similar to wrapped piece of salt water taffy.

This recipe is not only simple and fun to make, it also gives you an easy, inexpensive, and creative way to package your soap.  It’s the perfect craft to do with your kids as well!  We hope that you  have as much fun making this recipe as we did!  For even more fragrance fun visit all of our free craft recipes!   Keep watching for even more creative soap and candle making ideas.

Apr
06

Making Taiwan Swirl Soap


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making taiwan swirl soapMaking Taiwan Swirl Soap

For all the soap makers out there, have you ever tried making Taiwan Swirl soap before? I’ve been experimenting with making so many soaps lately, and this one turned out absolutely beautifully! We’re bringing you the free recipe for this wonderful soap so that you can make it yourself! This is one soap that your friends, family, and even your customers are sure to love! We have used our Shea Butter Cold Process Soap recipe for the base.

 

Ingredients:

125 grams of Lye

272 grams of Shea Butter

272 grams of Olive Oil

181 grams of Palm Oil

181 grams of Coconut Oil

345 grams of Distilled Water

72 grams of NG Water Lily & Jasmine Type Fragrance Oil

11 grams of Titanium Dioxide 

11 drops of Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant

10 drops of Neon Blue FUN Soap Colorant

10 drops of Ultramarine Violet FUN Soap Colorant

Other Ingredients Needed:

Square Loaf Mold Market Mold

Thermometer

Safety Gloves

Safety Mask

Safety Glasses

Vinegar

Scale

Stick Blender

Barbecue Skewers

Spatulas

Mixing Bowls

Cardboard or Straight Dividers for Soap Making

Directions:

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When working with lye, always make sure to wear your protective glasses, mask, and gloves! Start by preparing your lye water. Measure and weigh out 345 grams of distilled water and 125 grams of lye. Carefully pour the lye into the water. Never pour water into lye as this can cause an explosion! Mix thoroughly and set your lye water aside to cool.

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While you’re waiting for that to cool, go ahead and get your butters and oils ready. Measure and weigh out 181 grams of Palm Oil, 272 grams of Olive Oil, 181 grams of Coconut Oil, and 272 grams of Shea Butter. Melt them down completely and set them aside to cool as well.

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You can also prepare your colors as you’re waiting for those to cool. In three separate bowls, measure out 11 drops of Neon Pink colorant, 10 drops of Ultramarine, and 10 drops of Neon Blue. In another bowl, measure out 11 grams of Titanium Dioxide and pour in just a little bit of oil. Mix them together until it has a become a paste-like consistency.

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You can also prepare your diving tool. We have used just regular cardboard to divide our soap, however you can also use a straight soap divider! Place your division tool inside your mold at this point to make it easier for you later!

 

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Keep checking the temperatures of your lye water and oils using your thermometer. Once they have reached around room temperature (72 degrees Fahrenheit) and are within ten degrees of each other, they are ready to combine. Carefully pour your lye water into your oils and mix them together thoroughly.

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When they are completely mixed, pour 358 grams of the mixture into each colored bowl. In a separate bowl, pour the last 358 grams and add your titanium paste. Mix all of these thoroughly until you have achieved all over white, pink, blue, and purple colors.

 

 

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Then add 18 grams of Water Lily & Jasmine Type fragrance to each bowl, again mixing them thoroughly.

 

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Now your soap will be ready to pour. Make sure your dividers go all the way to the bottom of the mold. We poured our pink first, into the first division on our mold. Leave a little bit in the bowl for the top of the soap. Repeat this will each other color.

 

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Once you have finished pouring your soap, carefully remove your dividers from your soap. Once we removed our dividers, we used a skewer to swirl the base of our soap going in a mantra swirl from side to side across the whole soap.

 

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Then pour the rest of each color on top in a straight line.

 

 

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Using a skewer, place it down into just the top of your soap and begin to swirl, again in a manta swirl from side to side.

 

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After your manta swirl, place the skewer in a corner of your soap and drag it from end to end in a Taiwan swirl across the whole top of your soap.

 

 

After you have swirled your soap, it will need to set up for at least 24 hours before removing it from the mold. Once your Taiwan Swirl soap has been removed from its mold, it will need to sit for at least 4 to 6 weeks, giving it enough time to cure and become less alkaline. Make sure to check out all the rest of our free recipes and classes as well! Watch out for more Enlightened by Layla!

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Mar
30

Tiger Stripe Soap Recipe


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tiger stripe soap recipeTiger Stripe Soap Recipe

What inspires you? Well, here at Nature’s Garden, we are inspired by pretty much everything, but lately we’ve been on a serious animal print kick! We found this amazing picture of this gorgeous tiger and couldn’t wait to get started on making a tiger stripe soap recipe! And we of course have used our Animalistic Instinct Fragrance, I mean how could we not? It’s absolutely perfect!

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Our wonderful inspiration!

 

 

 

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Make sure to try out our amazing Animalistic Instinct scent!

 

 

 

Ingredients:

272 grams of Olive Oil

272 grams of Shea Butter

181 grams of Palm Oil

181 grams of Coconut Oil

70 grams of Animalistic Instinct Fragrance Oil

15 grams of Titanium Dioxide

7 grams of Neon Orange FUN Soap Colorant

5 grams of Black Oxide FUN Soap Colorant

125 grams of Lye

345 grams of Distilled Water

Other Ingredients Needed:

Square Loaf Mold Market Mold

Thermometer

Safety Mask

Safety Glasses

Safety Gloves

Stick Blender

Scale

Vinegar

Spatulas

Mixing Bowls

 

Directions:

animalistic instinct soap

 

Always make sure to protect yourself first with your gloves, glasses, and mask! Then you can prepare your lye water. Weigh 345 grams of distilled water, and 125 grams of lye. Carefully pour your lye into your water. Never pour water into lye! This can cause an explosion! Thoroughly mix your lye water and then set it aside to cool down.

 

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Next, you can get your butters and oils ready. Weigh out 272 grams of Shea Butter, 272 grams of Olive Oil, 181 grams of Palm Oil, and 181 grams of Coconut Oil 76. Melt these down completely and then set them aside to cool as well.

 

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While you are waiting for both of these to cool, you can get your colors ready. In separate bowls, add 5 grams of Black Oxide colorant, and 7 grams of Neon Orange. Then in another bowl, measure out 15 grams of Titanium Dioxide, mixing this thoroughly with just a little bit of your oils from your base bowl until you have achieved a paste-like consistency.

 

animalistic instinct soap

 

Make sure to keep checking your oils and lye water temperatures using your thermometer, until they have reached about 72 degrees Fahrenheit (room temperature) and are within ten degrees of each other. Then carefully pour your lye water into your butters and oils, mixing it together very thoroughly with a stick blender until you have come to a light trace.

 

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When your mixture is at a light trace, pour 400 grams into the bowl with black colorant, 500 into the orange, and 500 in a separate bowl, adding your titanium paste to this last bowl. Then thoroughly mix each color. Make sure to add 20 grams of your Animalistic Instinct fragrance to your black bowl, and 25 grams to the orange and white. Again, make sure to mix them thoroughly!

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Once your colors are completely mixed, you can begin to pour them into your mold. We started with our orange, carefully pouring just a little bit in a straight line all the way across the mold.

 

 

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Then we alternated all three colors until the mold was almost full, leaving just a little bit of each color in our bowls.

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With the remaining colors, we splattered it over the top of the soap into gorgeous designs! Splatter the rest of your soap however your heart desires!

 

 

Once you have finished your soap, it will need to sit to set up for at least 24 hours before removing it from the mold. Once it is removed, your new Tiger Stripe Soap will need to sit for at least 4 to 6 weeks to give it enough time to cure and become less alkaline. After that, your soap will be ready for you to use and enjoy! Check out all the rest of our free recipes and classes and watch out for more Enlightened by Layla!

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Mar
30

Making Tiger Swirl Soap


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making tiger swirl soapMaking Tiger Swirl Soap

I’m back everyone! I finished my remake of my Tiger Swirl Soap, without adding any sodium lactate, and it turned out absolutely wonderful! Now we’re bringing you the great recipe for this beautiful soap, and it is the perfect one to bring you right into the spring season with its wonderfully bright colors! We have used our Shea Butter Cold Process Soap recipe for the base.

 

Ingredients:

272 grams of Olive Oil

181 grams of Palm Oil

181 grams of Coconut Oil

272 grams of Shea Butter

345 grams of Lye

69 grams of Mint Mango Tea Fragrance Oil

15 grams of Titanium Dioxide

4 grams of Neon Orange FUN Soap Colorant

6 grams of Lime Green FUN Soap Colorant

125 grams of Distilled Water

Other Ingredients Needed:

Square Loaf Mold Market Mold

Safety Glasses

Safety Gloves

Safety Mask

Thermometer

Kabob Skewers

Scale

Stick Blender

Mixing Bowls

Spatulas

Vinegar

 

Directions:

making tiger swirl soap

 

Always start with safety first! Before preparing anything, make sure that you are wearing your safety glasses, gloves, and mask! Once you are protected, you can prepare your lye water. Measure and weigh out 345 grams of water. Then measure and weigh out 125 grams of lye. Carefully add your lye to your water, then mix together thoroughly. Set your lye aside to cool down.

 

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While you are waiting for the lye water to cool, you can go ahead and get your butters and oils ready. Measure and weigh out 272 grams of Shea Butter, 181 grams of Coconut Oil, 181 grams of Palm Oil, and 272 grams of Olive Oil. Then melt them your oils and butters down until they are completely melted. Once they are melted, set your bowl aside for it to cool as well.

 

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While you are waiting for both your lye water and oils to cool, you can get your colors ready. In one mixing bowl, measure and weigh out 4 grams of Neon Orange colorant, and 6 grams of Lime Green colorant into another. In a third bowl, measure and weigh out 15 grams of titanium dioxide.

 

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One your lye water and oils are around 100 degrees Fahrenheit and within 10 degrees of each other, they are ready to be mixed. Then pour just a little bit of your cooled oils into the bowl with titanium dioxide. Mix it thoroughly until it has become a paste-like consistency. Then go ahead and pour your lye water into your butters and oils. Mix it together thoroughly.

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Next, pour 477 grams of your mixture into each bowl with your green and orange colorants.

 

 

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In the base bowl, add your titanium dioxide paste and mix thoroughly until your mixture has turned completely white. Then thoroughly mix your green and orange bowls until you have achieved an all over orange color and an all over green.

 

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Once you have thoroughly mixed your colors, add 24 grams of your Mint Mango Tea fragrance to each bowl, and again thoroughly mix each bowl. Then you can begin to pour your bowls into your mold. We started with our orange, and carefully poured just a little bit into a straight line across the mold. Do the same with your green, pouring into the center of the orange line.

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Same with the white, pouring it right into the middle of the orange. Keep doing this technique alternating your colors until you have almost filled your mold.

 

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Once you have finished pouring your colors, take the remainder of each and dollop it around on the top of your soap, using all of your remaining soap.

 

 

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Then take your skewer and carefully circle it throughout the top of your soap, mixing the dollops together thoroughly. This will achieve a beautiful swirl effect on top.

 

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Make sure to let your soap sit for at least 24 hours to fully set up before removing it from your mold.

 

 

 

 

Make sure to wait about 4 to 6 weeks before actually using your soap, giving it enough time to cure. After the 4 to 6 weeks have passed, your Mint Mango Soap will be ready for you to use and enjoy! Make sure to check out all the rest of our free recipes and classes as well! Keep watching for more Enlightened by Layla!

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Mar
28

Aqua di Gio Soap


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aqua di gio soapAqua di Gio Soap

What do you think of when you hear “Aqua di Gio?” Beautiful blue waters and hot summer nights maybe? And don’t forget about the hot man coming out of the crystal blue water.  LOL! Well, here at Nature’s Garden, we’ve come up with the perfect soap recipe to capture the feeling of a romantic summer night spent with a man so hot it raises the temperature in the atmosphere! We’re introducing our new free recipe for our Aqua di Gio Soap!

 

Ingredients:

181 grams of Coconut Oil

181 grams of Palm Oil

272 grams of Olive Oil

272 grams of Shea Butter

69 grams of NG Aqua di Gio Type Fragrance Oil

125 grams of Lye

345 grams of Distilled Water

17 grams of Titanium Dioxide

8 grams of Sodium Lactate

6 drops of Neon Blue FUN Soap Colorant

7 drops of Teal FUN Soap Colorant

Other Ingredients Needed:

Square Loaf Mold Market Mold

Thermometer

Safety Gloves

Safety Mask

Safety Glasses

Stick Blender

Vinegar

Scale

Mixing Bowls

Spatulas

Barbecue Skewers

 

Directions:

aqua di gio soap

 

Safety first! Always make sure you are wearing your protective glasses, gloves, and mask! Then begin by preparing your lye water. Weigh out 345 grams of distilled water and then weigh out 125 grams of lye. Carefully add the lye to your water, never add water to lye as this can cause an explosion! Mix thoroughly and then set it aside to cool.

 

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While you’re waiting for that to cool, go ahead and prepare your butters and oils. Weigh out 272 grams of Shea Butter, 272 grams of Olive Oil, 181 grams of Palm Oil, and 181 grams of Coconut Oil. Melt them down completely and then set them aside to cool as well.

 

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As you are waiting for those to cool, go ahead and get your colors ready. In two separate mixing bowls, measure out 6 drops of Neon Blue colorant and 7 drops of Teal. Then measure out 17 grams of Titanium Dioxide and pour just a little bit of your oils into the bowl with the titanium, mixing them together until you have achieved a paste-like consistency. This will be your color for your white swirl.

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Using the thermometer, check the temperatures of your oils and lye water until they have reached about room temperature (72 degrees Fahrenheit) and are within ten degrees of each other. Once they are at the correct temperature, pour 8 grams of Sodium Lactate into your lye water and mix it together thoroughly.

 

 

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Then go ahead and carefully pour your lye water into your oils. Mix them together thoroughly.

 

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Then pour 459 grams of your mixture into the bowls with your colorants, mixing them thoroughly with a stick blender. In your base bowl with the remaining mixture, add your titanium dioxide paste and mix. In each bowl, add 23 grams of your NG Aqua di Gio Type fragrance and stick blend.

 

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Next, in a separate bowl, pour each of your colors into separate sections of the bowl.

 

 

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Once they are completely poured, place a spatula at the edge of the bowl and drag it all the way across in a straight line. Then place the spatula right where two colors begin to mix and drag it around the bowl in a full circle.

 

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When you are finished swirling your soap, you can begin to pour it into your mold. Carefully pour it from side to side in the mold, helping to achieve an even better swirl! Make sure to leave just a little bit of each color so that you can swirl the top of your soap!

 

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Taking the last of your colored soap, pour each color in a straight line across the top.

 

 

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Then with your skewer, swirl the top of your soap!

 

 

 

Make sure to let your soap sit for at least 24 hours before removing it from the mold. Once it has been removed from the mold, your new Aqua di Gio Soap will need to sit for at least 4 to 6 weeks before using; giving it enough time to cure and become less alkaline. Then it is ready for you to use and enjoy! Make sure to check out all the rest of our free recipes and classes as well, and keep watching for more Enlightened by Layla!

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