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Mar
02

Green Clay Mask Recipe


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Green Clay Mask Recipe

Green Clay Mask RecipeThis green clay mask recipe incorporates the benefits of French Green Clay Powder and Peppermint Leaf extract to create an amazing facial! First, French Green Clay has been known to be perfect for those that have some problems with oily skin or anyone with acne issues. So, this refreshing facial mask utilizes this clay’s ability to pull toxins from the skin to make an amazing facial. Also, peppermint has been known to tighten pores and brighten the complexion. Furthermore, the vegetable glycerin that is included has properties that draw moisture into your skin, leaving it baby soft. Overall, this means that every part of this recipe has a positive impact on your face. Plus, this beneficial facial recipe is quick and easy to create. Not only does this recipe only have a few steps, but all the ingredients and the tea bags are already included in the kit. This easy, homemade takes minutes to create and is absolutely worth the effort. This amazing green clay and peppermint leaf recipe will leave your face feeling clean, silky soft, and glowing!

Green Clay Mask Recipe Things Needed from Natures Garden

Refreshing Facial Mask Kit

Green Clay Mask Recipe Ingredients Included in the Kit

French Green Clay Powder

Vegetable Glycerin

Peppermint Leaves (cut & sifted)

Peppermint Leaf Powder

Fillable draw string tea bags– (for making your peppermint infusions)

12 oz. jar with lid

Green Clay Mask Recipe Other Equipment Needed

Pot for boiling water

Stove top

Scale

Small bowls (four)

Spoons

Green Clay Mask Recipe Clean, Sanitize, and Organize

Before beginning to create your refreshing facial mask, make sure you are properly prepared for the process. First, your equipment should be cleaned and ready to use. Make sure that your bowls, pot, and spoons are clean and out on the counter. Also, make sure your counter top and stove have enough room for you to work. While this step may seem to be too simple to need mentioning, it is a very important step in this process and can make the experience infinitely more enjoyable. So, just take a few moments to clean and organize your work-space and equipment.

Green Clay Mask Recipe Things to Remember

Before starting you should know that this recipe will make enough for a single facial. If you are making this recipe for yourself, then following the recipe exactly will be perfect. However, if you are creating facials for something like a girl’s night, then you may want to plan ahead a bit. Depending on how many people you have you could maybe have each person create their own, and just share the steeped peppermint tea. On the other hand, you could try doubling the batch as you go. Either way, make sure that you are aware of how much that you are going to need.

Another thing to keep in mind is the shelf life of this recipe. We recommend that you use this recipe as soon as you create it, but you can store your facial for later use. If you want to create your facials in advance, then make sure to avoid storing for more than one week. Also, you must store this recipe in the refrigerator to prevent spoiling. As there is no preservative added, it is not a good idea to store for longer or leave out for too long. For storing you could use the 12-ounce jar that is included in the kit.  Alternatively, if you would like to extend the life of your facial mask, you can choose to add Optiphen preservative.  If you decide to go this route, we recommend a 1% usage rate.

Green Clay Mask Recipe Begin Boiling the Water

Green Clay Mask Recipe Begin Boiling the WaterBefore starting you may want to set a pot of water on the stove to boil. While you could do this in a later step, it may quicken the process a bit if you start boiling your water before you begin with the steps for this recipe. Waiting for the water to boil will lengthen the time you spend on the tea steeping step, so starting it before you begin could be a real-time saver. Now, let’s get started!

Green Clay Mask Recipe Weigh the Powders and Herb

Green Clay Mask Recipe Weigh the Powders and HerbFirst, we are going to combine the French Green Clay Powder and the Peppermint Leaf Powder into a small bowl. Take your scale, place the bowl on top, and tare out the weight of the bowl on the scale. Now, weigh 24 grams of the French Green Clay Powder and 2 grams of the Peppermint Leaf Powder into the same small bowl. Mix these two powders together and set the bowl aside for later.

Green Clay Mask Recipe Weigh the Powders and Herb

Second, you will want to weigh the Peppermint Leaf cut and sifted herb for later use. Take a new bowl and tare out your scale. Now, weight 2 grams of this herb into the bowl. We will be using this weighed herb in the following step.

Green Clay Mask Recipe Steeping the Peppermint Leaf

Green Clay Mask Recipe Steeping the Peppermint LeafNow, it’s time for you to create the peppermint leaf tea. Take the 2 grams of Peppermint Leaf cut and sifted that you have already weighed. Now, scoop all of this herb into one of the provided tea bags. Once your water is boiling you are going to place your tea bag in the boiling hot water. While you can put the tea bag directly into the pot, I transferred some of the water to another small bowl and allowed my tea bag to steep there. I did this to prevent the tea from being too diluted and to make it easier to transfer later. Once your teabag has steeped for long enough, you can move on to the next step.

Green Clay Mask Recipe Weighing the Liquid Ingredients

Green Clay Mask Recipe Weighing the Liquid IngredientsNext, you are going to combine the freshly steeped peppermint tea and the vegetable glycerin into a single, small bowl. Take your scale and tare the weight of a small bowl. Now, weigh 18 grams of the peppermint tea and 6 grams of the vegetable glycerin into the same, small bowl. Mix these together well, so you can pour this mixture in a later step.

Green Clay Mask Recipe Combining Powder and Liquid Ingredients

Green Clay Mask Recipe Combining Powder and Liquid IngredientsFinally, you are going to mix the powder mixture from the very first step with the liquid ingredients from the previous step. Take the bowl of French Green Clay Powder and Peppermint Leaf Powder and pour the bowl of Peppermint Tea and Vegetable Glycerin on top of the powders. Now, mix this mixture together well. Your facial is finally ready to use!

Green Clay Mask Recipe Results

After trying out the Natures Garden Refreshing Facial Mask myself, I’ve fallen in love with this recipe! Not only does the mask smell of delicious peppermint, but made my face feel amazing. Before trying this recipe, I was a little skeptical about whether this would work for me. While I have some problem areas, such as my nose, that are overly oily, my cheeks have been dry from a combination of my face cleanser and the cold, windy weather. However, I was extremely impressed with this recipe! It worked wonderfully on my nose but still left my cheeks feeling smooth and soft. The thing that made this refreshing facial mask kit even more amazing was that I have enough left to create nine more masks! I may even try to get one of my friends to retry this recipe with me. Even though many of my friends aren’t super crafty, this recipe is one that is super easy and delightful to use when it’s finished!

Feb
10

Lucky Leprechaun Face Mask Recipe


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Lucky Leprechaun Face Mask Recipe

 

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Our next recipe is our Lucky Leprechaun Face Mask Recipe.  Natures Garden is going green for Saint Patrick’s Day!  This facial mask recipe will have your friends green with envy over your glowing skin!  In addition to French green clay and bentonite clay, it contains nutrient rich powders that will leave your skin absolutely radiant!  In addition, we have added spirulina powder, alfalfa powder, and spinach leaf powder.  So, whether your just looking to unwind or you’re having a spa day with your friends, this recipe is for you!

 

Lucky Leprechaun Face Mask Recipe Ingredients Available at Natures Garden

French Green Clay Powder
Bentonite Clay Powder
Spirulina Powder
Alfalfa Leaf Powder
Spinach Leaf Powder
Sweet Fennel Oil
Lavender 40/42 Essential Oil
Vitamin E Oil (Tocopherol T-50)
Vegetable Glycerin
Disposable Pipettes
2 oz Clear PET Jars
Black Smooth Straight Lids 48/400
1 oz. Clear PET Bullet Bottles
Black Smooth Disc Top Lids 20/410

Lucky Leprechaun Face Mask Recipe Other Equipment and Ingredients You Will Need

Scale
Mixing Bowls
Mixing Spoon
Distilled Water

Lucky Leprechaun Face Mask Recipe Weighing Out the Clays and Powders

Lucky Leprechaun Face Mask Recipe Weighing Out the Clays and Powders
Step one:  We will begin by weighing out the two clays we included in this recipe.  First, weigh out the French green clay.  You will need 112 grams of your French green clay.  Then, add 112 grams of your bentonite clay.

 

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Step Two:  Now, let go ahead and add your Spirulina Powder.  You will need 32 grams of this green powder.  Spirulina powder not only helps to give the mask its color but also is known to contain many vitamins and minerals.

 

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Step Three:  We also added alfalfa powder to this mask.  So, using your scale add 32 grams of your alfalfa leaf powder.

 

 

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Step Four:  Next, we added spinach leaf powder.  We used 32 grams of the spinach powder.  So, let’s add the 32 grams of the green powder to the mix.  Then, go ahead and mix to combine all of the ingredients.

 

Lucky Leprechaun Face Mask Recipe Adding the Oils

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Step Five:  We also added vitamin E oil.  We used Natures Garden’s Vitamin E oil.  It is the purest form of vitamin E, it is Tocopherol T-50.  It is not tocopherol acetate.  Go ahead use a pipette to add 24 drops of the pure vitamin E oil.

 

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Step 6:  We added two essential oils to our mask.  First, we will be adding Nature’s Garden’s sweet fennel essential oil.  Add 16 drops of your sweet fennel essential oil using a disposable pipette.

 

 
IMG_20170131_122935679-2Step 7:  Next we added Nature’s Garden’s lavender 40/42 essential oil.  So, go ahead and get another transfer pipette.  Add 16 drops of the lavender essential oil.

 

Lucky Leprechaun Face Mask Recipe Packaging Your Facial Mask

IMG_20170131_122330027_BURST000_COVER_TOP-2Step 8:  Finally, mix all of your powders and oils together.  Once you have them all blended, place the mixture in your jars.  You will need eight of the two ounce clear PET jars.  Then, place a black smooth straight lid 48/400 on each of your jars.  Each 2 ounce jar will allow you to create about 4 facial masks.  Each mask will use about 12 grams of powder.

Lucky Leprechaun Face Mask Recipe Using Your Facial Mask

IMG_20170131_133619294-2Step 9:  When using your Lucky Leprechaun Facial Mask, you will need to mix the powder mixture with vegetable glycerin and water.  However, by keeping it in a powdered mixture, and mixing it with the water as needed, you will not need to add a preservative and it will not require heating.  Plus, it is a nice quick project to add to you line.  One tablespoon is about 12 grams.  You will need to mix it with water and vegetable glycerin.  Mix one tablespoon of the powder with 24 grams, or two tablespoons of water.  Then, add 3 grams, about half a teaspoon of vegetable glycerin.  Mix well, until smooth.

Now, If you plan to sell this product you can use the one ounce clear PET bottles to package the vegetable glycerin.  Also, our black 20/410 flip lids will fit these bottles.  You will need to add about 12 grams of vegetable glycerin in each 1 oz plastic bottle.  You can then sell one two ounce jar along with one of the bottles of vegetable glycerin.

Step 9:  To use your mask apply a thin layer of the mask to your face.  Allow the mask to completely harden.  This will take some time, so have patience, it is well worth the wait!  Then, rinse with warm water.  Use a washcloth to gently remove your facial mask.  Finally, look in the mirror and admire your beauty!

So, go ahead, become one lucky leprechaun this Saint Patrick’s Day!  Are you brave enough to show us pictures of you transforming into a lucky leprechaun!  Show us your before, during, and after pictures by tagging us on Instagram or on our Facebook page at Natures Garden.

Mar
26

Whipped Body Butters & Soap


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1.  What’s your name & Your Company Name:  My name is Milly Tunnell and my company is SecondSpringSoaps

2.  Why did you decide to go into business?  What was your motivation?  How long have you been in business?  I have always dreamed of owning my own business, and ever since I was little, I have admired the artists and craftspeople that I saw selling their handmade goods at craft shows. I have always romanticized the idea of making something with my hands and having someone pay money for it. After I started making soap for me and my family, and getting rave reviews from friends and extended family, I decided to take the leap into the world of business and started selling on Etsy. I have been in business for a year and a half, and it has been a huge success for me!

3.  What products do you make and sell?   I currently sell handmade soap, both cold process and hot process, and I am venturing into the world of melt and pour soap. Some of my best sellers are my goats milk soaps. I also make lip balms, bath bombs, scented bath salts, clay-based face masks, solid lotion bars, body spray, and whipped body butter.

4.  What are your business goals?  I would love to make my business my full-time job, and I would like to eventually open a brick and mortar store where I can sell my bath and body products, as well as hold classes where I can teach others.

5.  What are some products you use from Natures Garden?  I am in L-O-V-E with the jars and bottles from Natures Garden! I use Natures Garden products to package my body butters and body sprays! They are perfect and professional looking. I also love the clays from NG, especially the French green clay and the red Moroccan clay, which are the bases for two of my clay masks!

Your Website: http://SecondSpringSoaps.etsy.com

Facebook page: http://facebook.com/SecondSpringSoaps

Twitter: http://twitter.com/SSpringDesigns

Blog: http://SecondSpringSoaps.blogspot.com

YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/SecondSpringSoaps