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Aug
02

10 Ways to Use Orange Peel


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10 Ways to Use Orange Peel10 Ways to Use Orange Peel

There are many different bath and body recipes that can gain benefits from using the orange peel powder herb. In fact, we at Natures Garden have 10 Ways to Use Orange Peel that will care for your skin. These wholesale cosmetic recipes are perfect for nourishing the body. Also, this scent will be useful for providing a refreshing orange scent. Further, this cosmetic herb has wonderful properties that will moisturize your skin and promote better healing of your skin. Not only can you use these properties to moisturize your skin, but you can use this herb to reduce signs of aging. So, these bath and body recipes can be used to reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Plus, you can use this cosmetic herb to help brighten and cleanse your skin. There are all kinds of reasons for you to include wonderful herbs wholesale in your bath and body recipes. So, check out this blog for various room scent, cosmetic, and soap making ideas.

10 Ways to Use Orange Peel: Pistachio Melt and Pour Soap Recipe10 Ways to Use Orange Peel: Pistachio Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

First, we have a wonderful melt and pour soap recipe that includes this cosmetic herb. Our Pistachio Melt and Pour Soap Recipe is a layered soap recipe that was made to create a scrumptious dessert soap recipe. The topping fluff and orange peel powder sprinkled on top. While the topping of pistachio pudding is often nuts, the orange peels look similar and are perfect for the skin. So, can have the same appearance with even more skin care benefits! Additionally, this homemade soap recipe uses a delicious scented oil. Of course, the yummy dessert scent that we used would be Pistachio Pudding Cake Fragrance Oil. This scented oil has a scrumptious aroma of pistachio and almonds. These scents are sweetened with honey, heliotrope, and rich, creamy vanilla custard. So, the wonderful ingredients of this herb soap are perfect for creating a recipe. This will leave you with a soap recipe that smells absolutely perfect and will nourish your skin.

10 Ways to Use Orange Peel: Rustic Wax Melts Recipe10 Ways to Use Orange Peel: Rustic Wax Melts Recipe

Also, you can use this cosmetic herb to help create some scrumptious room scent recipes. So, we created the wonderful Rustic Wax Melts Recipe with this whole orange peel herb. The orange peel herb has an aroma that is perfect for this fragrance. This wax recipe is scented with the aroma of our Christmas Wassail Fragrance Oil. This is a scrumptious blend of mulled apple cider with fresh pineapple and orange scents. Then, the spice scents or cinnamon and clove enhance the aroma. Further, this scented oil uses the aroma of even more herbs, which includes cloves, juniper berries, and cinnamon sticks to enhance the scent. Not only does this recipe smell fantastic, but the herbs look pretty, too. These wonderful herbs are perfect for creating a cute, herbal wax melt and these herbs look very cute. In fact, we think that these wax melts are reminiscent of a melted snowman!

10 Ways to Use Orange Peel: Citrus Peel Salt Scrub Recipe10 Ways to Use Orange Peel: Citrus Peel Salt Scrub Recipe

Plus, you can use this cosmetic herb powder to create a skin loving body scrub. We included the orange peel powder with our body scrub supplies to formulate the refreshing Citrus Peel Salt Scrub Recipe. This homemade scrub recipe uses luscious cosmetic oils and lovely citrus peel herbs to create a wonderful salt scrub recipe. Not only does this scrub recipe include skin loving oils and butters, but this refreshing scrub smells great, too. The Grapefruit Ruby Red Fragrance Oil has a true aroma of refreshing ruby red grapefruit that is bright and true to life. This scrub recipe is perfect for exfoliating dead skin, rejuvenating your skin, and providing a fresh, clean citrus scent.

10 Ways to Use Orange Peel: Pampered Foot Scrub Recipe10 Ways to Use Orange Peel: Pampered Foot Scrub Recipe

Further, you can use orange peel powder to create a wonderful bath and body recipe. This cosmetic herb is useful for rejuvenating and nourishing your skin. So, this cosmetic herb combined with other cosmetic ingredients to create a Pampered Foot Scrub Recipe. The benefits of the orange peel powder combine with nourishing aloe vera leaf powder to create a fantastic recipe. Plus, this foot scrub recipe uses poppy seeds to help exfoliate the skin and soften your feet. Further, this cosmetic recipe to includes nourishing oils and butters that will care for your skin. Plus, Tangerine Dreams Fragrance Oil has a refreshing citrus aroma of fresh tangerines with notes of vanilla and fresh scents of greenery. So, this recipe is perfect for creating a bright body scrub that will care for your skin and leave your skin soft and silky.

10 Ways to Use Orange Peel: Orange Dreamsickle Bath Bomb Recipe10 Ways to Use Orange Peel: Orange Dreamsickle Bath Bomb Recipe

Next, you can include this wonderful cosmetic herb in your bath bomb recipes. The Orange Dreamsickle Bath Bomb Recipe uses orange peel powder to add to the aroma and the skin loving properties of this herb. Not only does this dessert bath bomb have orange peel powder, but it includes the sweet, sugary scent of vanilla powder, too! Plus, this recipe includes sweet almond oil, which will further moisturize your skin as you soak. So, this bath bomb will smell scrumptious and nourish your skin. Not only is this cosmetic recipe scented with herbs, but this recipe uses the Dreamsickle Fragrance Oil. The sweet vanilla and fresh citrus herb blend combines perfectly with the scent of the refreshing orange popsicle aroma with creamy vanilla filling. You will love this gorgeous aroma in your tub as the oils and herbs care for your entire body.

10 Ways to Use Orange Peel: Seaside Spa Scrub Recipe10 Ways to Use Orange Peel: Seaside Spa Scrub Recipe

Additionally, you can use this cosmetic herb in even more bath and body recipes. You will absolutely love the properties of our Seaside Spa Scrub RecipeThe orange peel powder’s properties work alongside the benefits of the lemon peel powder, kelp powder, and spirulina powder. These wonderful herbs blend together to help create a spa quality bath and body creation. Further, this recipe includes dead sea salt to exfoliate the body and sweet almond oil to help moisturize the skin. Not only does this recipes care for the skin, but it includes the lovely aroma of the Seaside Fragrance Oil, too. This fragrant oil has a refreshing beach scent of rose and geranium floral scents and a wide blend of summer fruit scents. Finally, the scent has a touch of suntan lotion. So, this seaside recipe is sure to envelop your senses in the refreshing, true scent and skin loving properties.

10 Ways to Use Orange Peel: Pumpkin Sugar Scrub Recipe10 Ways to Use Orange Peel: Pumpkin Sugar Scrub Recipe

Also, you can include this cosmetic herb in all kinds of homemade scrub recipes to nourish your skin. You will absolutely love the wonderful Pumpkin Sugar Scrub Recipe for your skin, as it will leave you feeling smooth and soft. This emulsified sugar scrub uses three layers of cosmetic ingredients that include various nourishing oils and herbs that care for the skin. Further, this wonderful sugar scrub will use the lovely scent of our Pumpkin Walnut Biscotti Fragrance Oil. This lovely fragrance oil has notes of fresh Italian biscotti that blends with sweet, scrumptious scents of pumpkin, walnuts, and vanilla. This aroma blends perfectly with the scents of the cosmetic herbs that are included as a moisturizer, natural colorants, and herbal scent.

10 Ways to Use Orange Peel: Fruit Frenzy Cold Process Soap Recipe10 Ways to Use Orange Peel: Fruit Frenzy Cold Process Soap Recipe

Next, we used this cosmetic herb in combination with various cold process soap making supplies to create a lovely soap recipe. The Fruit Frenzy Cold Process Soap Recipe is a wonderful cp soap recipe that perfectly includes this fruity cosmetic herb as well as other various skin loving recipes. Of course, the lovely aroma of the orange peel herb blends perfectly with the scent of our Fresh Fruit Slices Fragrance Oil. So, this cosmetic herb enhances the fruit salad aroma of orange, strawberry, apple and grapes scents. These fruity aromas are sprinkled with the sweet scent of shaved coconut. Furthermore, the orange peel herb and wonderful cosmetic oils that are fantastic for nourishing and caring for the skin. So, this is a perfect soap making recipe for both cleansing and moisturizing your body.

10 Ways to Use Orange Peel: Mechanics Soap Recipe10 Ways to Use Orange Peel: Mechanics Soap Recipe

Plus, you can use this herbal cosmetic ingredient with your other melt and pour soap making supplies. You can use these cosmetic herbs to create the lovely Mechanics Soap RecipeThe orange peel powder herb is combined with other herbs, like the pumice ground, dead sea clay powder, and red Moroccan clay powder. Not only will adding these herbs help to exfoliate and nourish your skin, but it is extremely important for the design. If you have ever tried to swirl melt and pour soap, then you will know how frustrating it can be. However, adding cosmetic herbs to your recipe can help this problem and make it possible to swirl melt and pour soap. Further, this soap recipe includes the refreshing scent of our Fresh Squeezed Orange Fragrance Oil. This fragrance has notes of fresh squeezed oranges. Both the bright citrus scent and the cosmetic herb benefits make this a fantastic melt and pour soap recipe that is definitely worth trying out!

10 Ways to Use Orange Peel: Fish Kiss Melt and Pour Soap Recipe10 Ways to Use Orange Peel: Fish Kiss Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

Finally, you can include some of the orange peel powder to create even more wonderful melt and pour recipes for soaping. We used this herb in our Fish Kiss Melt and Pour Soap Recipe to create a fantastic soap recipe that is cute and will care for your skin. The orange peel powder was added to the fish soap and the sand on the bottom of the bar. Plus, activated charcoal was included in the black portion of the soap. So, this herb soap recipe will be great for cleansing and nourishing the body. Further, this wonderful mp soap recipe includes the lovely scent of our Ocean Waves Fragrance Oil. This refreshing and clean scent has light notes of citrus. These notes are blended with lovely floral scents of both jasmine and lavender. Then, the fragrance has a background of musky and woodsy notes. So, you will be sure to adore both the scent and skin loving properties of this homemade soap recipe.

10 Ways to Use Orange Peel: Even More Fun Orange Peel Ideas

If you are looking for even more fun and unique ways to use orange peels, then you may want to check out this creative craft recipe. This recipe uses an orange half with the center scooped out, but has the center left in. This makes enough room to add oil and the center acts almost like a wick. This is a fun cute recipe that is super simple. Plus, you could even add some fruity fragrance oil. These scented oils can add to the natural orange scent to create even more fun! Anyone that is interested in trying our this cheep candle craft can check out DIY Orange Peel Candle by Robyn’s View. While this candle idea will be different from a wax candle recipe, it is definitely a cute idea to try out!

10 Ways to Use Orange Peel: Ask Us Your Questions10 Ways to Use Orange Peel: Ask Us Your Questions

We hope that you enjoyed these free bath and body recipes. You can ask us any questions about these recipes or anything else. Feel free to reach out to us for even more information and ideas. You can find us in the store, on the phone, and online. One easy way to reach out to us online is to contact us on social media. We have a Facebook page that you can reach us on. Also, you can use our @ngscents handle to find us on both Twitter and Instagram. Not only can you ask us any of your questions on social media, but you can share your favorite recipes or your very own creations, too. We would absolutely love to see your own homemade creations! So, we hope that we hear from you soon.

Jun
20

Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions


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Common Melt and Pour Soap QuestionsCommon Melt and Pour Soap Questions

At Natures Garden, we are here to help you succeed! We are going to answer some common melt and pour soap questions that we get asked frequently by customers.  Since these questions are common, its likely that these are the issues most soap makers will come across when making their melt and pours soaps. So, let’s get these soaping issues solved so you can create some gorgeous bars of mp soap!

Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: Does Natures Garden Offer Melt and Pour Soap Supplies?

Yes, we do! We offer all kinds of melt and pour soap making supplies! Click on the Soap Making Supplies tab on the website and you will find soap base, soap colorants, an mp soap kit, soap additives, and soap molds. Everything that you could need right in one easy place!

Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: Can I Make Soap Without Using Lye?

Since the mp soap base has already been made, you can create melt and pour soap without worrying about the lye. If you are wondering “What is the difference between melt and pour soap and cold process soap?”, then this is a big difference. While melt and pour is pre-made and can be remelted, cold process soap is made from scratch using lye.

Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: Can Melt and Pour Soap Be Used Right Away?

Since mp soap was already made and the saponification process has already taken place, you don’t have to wait to use your soap. As soon as the melt and pour soaps have hardened in the molds, you can pop them out and use them!

Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: Where Do I Find the Melt and Pour Soap IngredientsCommon Melt and Pour Soap Questions: Where Do I Find the Melt and Pour Soap Ingredients?

You can find the soap base ingredients in two places. The first place is online, as each mp soap base has the ingredients listed in the description. Also, these ingredients can be found on the label of the base itself.

Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: What Soap Making Supplies Do I Need to Make Melt and Pour Soap?

Most importantly, you will need a microwave or double boiler and mp soap. Also, you will need a cutting board, knife, a microwave safe dish, spoon, rubbing alcohol in a spray bottle, and a soap mold. If you want fragrance, color, or herbs you will need to have these out, too .

Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: How Do I Melt Soap Into a New Bar?

Melt and Pour soap can be melted using a double boiler on a stove top or a bowl in the microwave. Just make sure that you use 30 second intervals to warm the soap int the microwave. Otherwise, it may get too hot and your soap will be ruined. Also, make sure that you are watchful when melting soap on the stove. While a double boiler on medium heat will help to protect your soap, you don’t want to heat it too much longer after it is liquid.

Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: How Much Soap Will I Need for My Mold?Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: How Much Soap Will I Need for My Mold?

For every ounce by volume that your mold is you will need 31 grams of soap by weight. So, let’s go to the Soap Mold page and pick one. I choose Ollie Octopus,which says it holds 4.5 ounces in the description. So, we are going to take  4.5 times the 31 to give us 139.5 grams

Formula: (Weight Needed Per Ounce) x (Ounces Mold Holds) = Total Weight

Equation: 31 grams per ounce  x  4.5 ounces = 139.5 grams of soap

Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: How Do I Get My Melt and Pour Soap Out of the Mold?

Sometimes your soap may get stuck in the mold. You can place the mold in the fridge for a short amount of time. Once the chilled soap mold is removed, the soaps should pop out fairly easily.

Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: What Temperature Should I Pour Melt and Pour Soap?

Melt and Pour soap should be poured in a liquid state, which should be around 140 degrees Fahrenheit. So, you can pour your soap once it has all completely melted.

 

Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: Why Do I Have Bubbles in My Melt and Pour Soap?Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: Why Do I Have Bubbles in My Melt and Pour Soap?

Although making air bubbles is unavoidable, you can get rid of them by spraying lightly with rubbing alcohol. These are often air bubbles that form when you pour, so you can release them by spraying right after you pour. However, bubbles that are a light-yellow color are fragrance oil and won’t go away by spraying. This is either due to adding too much fragrance oil or not mixing thoroughly.

Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: Why is My Homemade Soap So Oily?

One reason that you soaps would be oily is that they contain too much oil. So, you can try reducing the amount of the fragrance oil and/or the carrier oil that you are adding to your soaps. If your bars look like they are sweating, then it could be due to not wrapping the soap soon enough. Since your soap contains an ingredient, vegetable glycerin, that pulls moisture to it, it will pull moisture out of the air to create “sweat”. But, you can lessen your chances of this by wrapping your soaps right after they are out of the mold.

Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: Why is My Melt and Pour Soap Dissolving So Fast?

While a softer bar of soap is great for nourishing the skin, it is more likely to dissolve quickly in water. So, you can add some extra oil to your soap to moisturize. However, adding too much will make your bar very soft and it will dissolve quickly in the shower.

Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: How Do I Swirl Melt and Pour Soap?Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: How Do I Swirl Melt and Pour Soap?

While it is possible to swirl mp soap, it is a bit trickier to swirl compared to cp soaps. On its own melt and pour soap won’t swirl. Instead, the colors will mix before the soap hardens. So, you need to add a cosmetic powder, like clay, fruit, or veggie powders. This will slightly thicken the soap and create tension between the two colors that are gong to create the swirl. We did this in our own Swirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe!

Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: Why Won’t My Melt and Pour Soap Lather?

There are a few possible answers to this question. First off, soap can loose its lather due to an excess of oils and herbs being added to the bar. Also, some types of our soap base use ingredients that naturally lather better.

Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: Why is My Soap Not Hardening?

If your melt and pour soap isn’t hardening, then it could be due to adding too much oil. Whether the culprit is fragrance oil, carrier oil, or both, it is most likely that this excess oil is to blame. Another possibility is that the soap was overheated, which resulted in a break down in the soaps that prevents it from working properly.

Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: Can You Use Essential Oils in Melt and Pour Soap?

Of course! Many essential oils can be used in soap making and the rules for using them safely are just like the ones for fragrance oils. So, you need to check the IFRA sheet to determine usage rates and figure out whether the specific essential oil is body safe. You can find this IFRA statement on the page of each individual essential oil that we carry. Many are body safe scents, but some are not considered safe for prolonged skin contact.

Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: How Do I Color Melt and Pour Soap?Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: How Do I Color Melt and Pour Soap?

We have soap dye, soap colorants, and powdered herbs that can be used to color your homemade soaps. The soap dyes are great for solid color soaps, but tend to bleed when used in layered soap. Also, the white soap base will provide a more pastel color and the clear soap will give a more true color. The FUN Soap Colorants are vibrant colors that are more true in all soap bases. Lastly, the natural form of coloring soaps is cosmetic herbs, which are perfect for a rustic or natural look. Just be aware that herbs can oxidize over time and cause discoloration of the soap.

Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: Do You Offer Melt and Pour Soap Recipes?

Of course! We have a wide variety of melt and pour soap recipes and soap making ideas. On the top of the website you will see a box with the words “Free Recipes & Classes”. After you click on this fine the melt and pour soap recipes and you will find all of our recipes using mp soap.

Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: Does Natures Garden Offer Soap Making Kits?

Yes! We have the Melt and Pour Soap Kit available with options to choose either Goats Milk MP Soap or Ultra Clear MP Soap.

Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: Why Won’t My Soap Frosting Setup on My Melt and Pour Soap?Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: Why Won’t My Soap Frosting Setup on My Melt and Pour Soap?

If you are making cupcake soap wholesale, then the frosting is a pretty big deal. You are going to want to use the whipped soap base, melt and pour soap, and vegetable glycerin. The soap base allows the frosting to harden on the cupcake, while the vegetable glycerin allows for a little flexibility.  If you are curious and thinking, “How do I make melt and pour soap frosting?”, then check out our Soap Frosting Recipe to see how we make the frosting for our soap cupcakes. While the recipe goes into more detail, basically it is equal parts of mp soap base and whipped soap base with 5% of vegetable glycerin and fragrance oil all whipped into a frosting consistency.

Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: I Would Like to Know If Most Recipes are Showing Oils Measured in Weight Ounces Or in Fluid Ounces?

In our soap recipes we will use weight ounces. We do this because weight ounces are more accurate than fluid ounces. So, we highly recommend weighing your ingredients using a gram scale. This will allow you to be precise in your measurements and prevent accidental mix ups.

Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: What is the Best Way to Wrap Melt and Pour Soap?

There are a few different ways that you can package your finished soaps. We prefer to use shrink wrap, but you can use ziplock bags, or a decorative box.

Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: How Should Soap Be Stored?

After your soap is wrapped, you can store it in a cool, dry place for later use.

Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: Does Natures Garden Offer Any Melt and Pour Soap Recipes with Shea Butter?Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: Does Natures Garden Offer Any Melt and Pour Soap Recipes with Shea Butter?

We sure do! If you go to the Shea Butter Melt and Pour Soap page of the website and click on the Recipe tab, you will see all kinds of melt and pour soap recipes. For example, we have the Zebra Print Soap Recipe and the Graffiti Melt and Pour Soap Recipe that both use shea butter mp soap.

Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: History of Soap

Today, there are all kinds of different types of soap from melt and pour soap recipes to commercially made soaps. However, the first soaps ever made weren’t too fancy. In fact, the first known use of soap was by ancient Babylonians that used animal fats and ashes as their ingredients. If you want to learn more interesting  soap facts, then check out History of Soap and Soap Interesting Facts by Soap History.

Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: Ask Us Your QuestionsCommon Melt and Pour Soap Questions: Ask Us Your Questions

Hopefully, this blog was helpful in learning a bit more about melt and pour soap. If you have anything else that you aren’t sure of, then please ask us your questions. One easy way to reach out and talk to us is social media. We have an account on Facebook, Twitter (@ngscents), and Instagram (@ngscents).

May
24

How Do You Make Homemade Soap?


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How Do You Make Homemade Soap? How Do You Make Homemade Soap?

Are you a new soap maker? If so, then this is going to be a great blog for you! Today we are answering the following question; How Do You Make Homemade Soap? Since there are a few different ways to make soap, we are going to talk about the two basic methods for soap making. First, we will talk about Melt and Pour Soap, which will include things like adding colorant, choosing scents, and finding the right mold. Then, we will talk about how to make Cold Process Soap, which includes formulating the recipe, choosing a mold, scenting, and adding colorant. While these two methods are similar in a few ways, there are many differences between the two and ether one can be a better option depending on the situation. So, let’s get started in learning all about soap!

How Do You Make Homemade Soap?: What are the Different Types of Soap?How Do You Make Homemade Soap?: What are the Different Types of Soap?

Before we introduce you to soap making, we need to talk about the difference between Melt and Pour Soap and Cold Process Soap. Both can be made at home, but they each require different steps. Melt and Pour soap is the simplest option of the two, as soap batch has already been created. Plus, the lye has already cured and you can use the soap immediately. All you have to do is melt your soap base and create the appearance you want for your batch. The other option is Cold Process Soap, which allows you to formulate your bars to be perfect for your needs. While this method has a bit more time invested, there is a lot more that you can do creatively with CP Soap.

How Do You Make Homemade Soap?: Melt and Pour Soap Making

If you are just ready to get to making cute soaps, then you may want to start with melt and pour soap. While you can’t change the properties of the soap base too much, this method of soap making gives you the freedom to make some pretty amazing soaps.

How Do You Make Homemade Soap?: Different Kinds of Soap BaseHow Do You Make Homemade Soap?: Different Kinds of Soap Base

While you can’t choose every ingredient, you can choose between several quality soap bases that will be sure to clean and moisturize your skin. We have soap bases that contain real honey, skin loving goats milk melt and pour soap base, and so many more. Regardless of what you are looking for in a bar of soap, you will find that all of our soap bases have quality ingredients that are hard to beat. You can look though all of the melt and pour soap bases available at Natures Garden.

How Do You Make Homemade Soap?: Coloring MP SoapHow Do You Make Homemade Soap?: Coloring MP Soap

There are a few different routes you can take with coloring your melt and pour soap. If you are trying to create a more natural bar of soap, then you may want to use herbs to color your soap. This is a good idea for face soaps, as well. So, you soap will have a more natural hue and will have the added beneficial properties of the herb. You can find suggested herbs for colorants on our Soap Coloring Class. Another great option for coloring are Da Bomb of FUN Soap Colorants, which will provide bright colors that are perfect for creating vibrant hues.

How Do You Make Homemade Soap?: Scenting MP Soap

There are a few ways to scent your homemade soaps. Some people are curious about how to scent soap naturally. Of course, we could use essential oils, which are all derived from natural sources. You can find your favorite natural scent on the Essential Oils page of our website. Since there is more variety, other people have turned to fragrance oils. We at Natures Garden have hundreds of diverse fragrance oils, which you can find alphabetically by clicking here. For each scent you will find whether it can be used for soap and what amount you can use. So, there is no need to worry whether the scent you are getting won’t work for melt and pour soap.

How Do You Make Homemade Soap?: MP Soap MoldHow Do You Make Homemade Soap?: MP Soap Mold

Finally, you are going to want to choose the soap mold for your recipe. This will depend on how big you want you soap to be. If you are going to be creating an embed or want to make small soaps for guests, then you may want to look at our Guest Soap Molds. For larger bars, you can look through the Mold Market Soap Molds or the Silicone Soap Molds. These sections have larger shapes and even a loaf mold, which is perfect for creating a big loaf from which you can cut bars of soap.

How Do You Make Homemade Soap?: Recipes for Making MP SoapHow Do You Make Homemade Soap?: Recipes for Making MP Soap

If you are looking to get inspired, then you may want to check out our Melt & Pour Soap Recipes. There are many different types of soaps that we have created and there are step by step instructions available for each one. We have soap that looks like cupcakes, candy, flowers, and so many more gorgeous designs! One fun recipe that we have is the Rainbow MP Soap Recipe and is scented with the heavenly scent of Angel Wings Fragrance Oil. With all of these fun recipes available, you are sure to find a recipe that you love!

How Do You Make Homemade Soap? : Cold Process Soap Making

Once you learn the basics, making soap from scratch is such a fun process! You can create a bar that has all the best properties to make a batch that is tailored to be just right for you. All you need to do is choose your favorite ingredients and their amounts to formulate a recipe. Then, you can get creative with scented oils, soap molds, and soap colorants!

How Do You Make Homemade Soap?: Soap Making SafetyHow Do You Make Homemade Soap?: Soap Making Safety

One of the most important parts of making soap from scratch is safety, as cp soap uses lye. So, you will want to tie your hair back, wear safety goggles, clothing that covers arms and legs, closed shoes, and a face mask. You can read more about soap making safety and find the soaping safety supplies we offer by clicking here. Also, you will want to have a well ventilated area to create your lye solution. Another very important thing to remember is that you should only pour lye into water and make sure to go slowly while stirring. Don’t let these precautions scare you though. You will be perfectly fine as long as you are wearing your safety gear and are being cautious!

How Do You Make Homemade Soap?: How to Create a Soap RecipeHow Do You Make Homemade Soap?: How to Create a Soap Recipe

There are all kinds of properties that you may want to have in your batch of soap. Many people want to know how to make moisturizing soap, how to make sensitive skin soap, or any other properties. The best way to do it is formulate your very own soap recipe and the simplest way to create your very own uniquely perfect soap recipe is the Soap Calculator. All you have to do is enter the oils and butters that you will be using in the recipe and it will tell you all the characteristics of the bar before you even make it. From this point you can tweak the amounts or switch out an ingredient to create a batch that is just right.


How Do You Make Homemade Soap?: Adding Scent to CP Soap

While many of the same scents can be used in both CP and MP soaps, there are more factors to consider for cold process soap. Again, you can either use a fragrance oil or an essential oil. But, the fragrance oil’s have the potential to change the consistency and emulsification of your batch. So, you have to be wary of ricing, where the batch clumps and looks like rice pudding. Also, a scent could cause acceleration. This is when the trace happens sooner, which is when the soap emulsifies. The batch will get thick enough to leave a trace of soap on top of the batch after scooping some out and drizzling it back in. Lastly, you could have separation of the fragrance or discoloration of your finished soap.

Some fragrance oils won’t cause any issues and others may cause a few of these issues, its all about the chemical make up. For instance, vanilla scents will often discolor to a dark color due to the vanillin and may need a Vanilla White Stabilizer. If you are curious about a specific fragrance oil, then head over to the Natures Garden YouTube channel. We have tested every scent in one of our soap recipes to show exactly how the scent performs in soap! While we do have a brief explanation of the scent performance on each Fragrance’s page, this allows you to actually see whats happening to the soap.

How Do You Make Homemade Soap?: Coloring CP SoapHow Do You Make Homemade Soap?: Coloring CP Soap

Again, you can use either herbs or soap pigments to color you soaps. There a few pigmented herbs that can be used to naturally color your soap. In our coloring class, we have options you can use for creating yellow, green, brown, red, and purple hues. But, we have found that Da Bomb and FUN soap colorants are more stable and vivid in cold process soap. While these colorants are created in a laboratory now, they  are able to create versions that are more pure and better than what was previously mined. One example of CP soap that takes the best of both options is the Total Hot Man CP Soap Recipe, which includes Activated Charcoal and Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant.

How Do You Make Homemade Soap?: Choosing a CP Soap MoldHow Do You Make Homemade Soap?: Choosing a CP Soap Mold

Once your batch of cold process soap has reached trace and is ready to pour, it will be hot. So, you are going to need to make sure that your mold can handle it. Otherwise, your soap mold could end up melting and making a big mess. This means that it would be unlikely that you will be able to make small cold process guest soaps. However, most Mold Market Soap Molds will hold up just fine! Also, all of the SIlicone Soap Molds are sturdy enough to handle the soap. If you are looking to create a loaf of soap, then you may want to try the Silicone Soap Mold- 4 Loaf Molds. Alternatively, you can use a mold like the Silicone Soap Mold- 6 Cavity Flower to create individual bars in fun designs.

How Do You Make Homemade Soap?: Recipes for Cold Process Soap MakingHow Do You Make Homemade Soap?: Recipes for Cold Process Soap Making

If you aren’t ready to create your very own formulations yet, then feel free to try out one of Natures Garden’s very own recipes! We have all kinds of different types of Cold Process Soap Recipes that you can choose between. Furthermore, you could enter a batch of soap we have created into the soap calculator and change a few ingredients. This would be a great to practice formulating recipes. Also, you may want to try out our Beginners Cold Process Soap Recipe if this is your first time with CP soap. Whether you make your own recipe or start with ours, you are sure to find what you need to create soap that you will love. 

 

How Do You Make Homemade Soap?: Talk to UsHow Do You Make Homemade Soap?: Talk to Us

We hope that this blog has been helpful in getting all of you beginning soap makers started. If you have any more questions about anything regarding soap making, then definitely reach out to us! You can find us at the Natures Garden store or online on any of our social media pages. We can answer any questions on our Facebook page. Also, you can reach out to us on Twitter and Instagram with @ngscents. Plus, we would love to see what fun soap creations you have been able to make. Can’t wait to hear from you!

Mar
13

Rainbow MP Soap Recipe


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Rainbow MP Soap RecipeRainbow MP Soap Recipe

Sometimes our inspirations come from the simplest things.  Well, over the past few weeks I have been testing, creating videos, and packaging cold process soaps using Natures Garden’s FUN Soap Colorants.  Once they were packaged and labeled, I took them to Shannon to display in the store.  We carry 21 of these colorants and I tested each soap colorant using five different amounts.  So, this meant that we had over 100 soaps to display.  Shannon decided to display them on a round, tiered display in our store, see the display here.  When I saw how she displayed them, I was immediately inspired to create a variety of rainbow themed recipes that will go on the bottom tier of her display.  So, below, you will find my Rainbow MP Soap Recipe, the second of several recipes we will be creating inspired by this display.

Rainbow MP Soap Recipe: The Ingredients You Will Need From Natures Garden

Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap
Angel Wings Fragrance Oil
Vanilla White Color Stabilizer
Whipped Soap Base
Vegetable Glycerin
Deep Purple FUN Soap Colorant
Ultramarine Blue FUN Soap Colorant
Kelly Green FUN Soap Colorant
Lime Green FUN Soap Colorant
Eye Poke Orange FUN Soap Colorant
Jailhouse Red FUN Soap Colorant
Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant
Silicone Soap Mold 4 Loaf Mold
8 ounce Clear PET Bottles
White Fine Mist Sprayer 24/410
Mitre Box
Mitre Box Cutter

Rainbow MP Soap Recipe: Other Things You Will Need

Small Microwave Safe Mixing bowls (7)
Deep Mixing Bowls (2)
Mixing Spoons
Hand Mixer
Scale
Knife
Cutting Board
Rubbing Alcohol (Placed in your 8 ounce bottle with a sprayer lid.)
Microwave Oven

Rainbow MP Soap Recipe: Preparing Your SoapRainbow MP Soap Recipe: Preparing Your Soap

First, I prepared all of my soap.  This means weighing out and cutting up all of the soap for each of the seven layers.  You will need your scale, mixing bowls, and clear melt and pour soap.  Now, in each of your seven mixing bowls, weigh out and cut up 130 grams of Natures Garden’s Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap.

Rainbow MP Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Purple Soap Layer

Now, you will need one of your bowls of clear melt and pour soap.  You will also need the deep purple FUN Soap Colorant, fragrance oil, and Vanilla White.  Finally, you will need your 4 loaf mold, and your bottle of rubbing alcohol.

Rainbow MP Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Purple Soap LayerSo, place your mixing bowl in the microwave for about 30 seconds.  If you notice that the soap has not completely melted, you may need about 10 more seconds.  This will all just depend on your microwave.  Once your soap has melted, add 4 drops of the purple soap colorant.  Then, add 6 grams of Angel Wings Fragrance Oil and 6 grams of the Vanilla White Color Stabilizer.  Use a mixing spoon to blend the ingredients.  Finally, pour your melted purple soap into the loaf mold.  Spray the melted soap with rubbing alcohol to release the air bubbles.  Allow the purple soap to setup completely before moving on.

Rainbow MP Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Blue Soap Layer

Next, we will be preparing a blue layer of soap.  So, you will, once again, need one of your bowls of weighed out soap, your fragrance oil, and Vanilla White.  In addition, you will need the ultramarine blue soap colorant and your soap mold.  At this time, also get your Angel Wings fragrance oil and Vanilla White Color Stabilizer ready.

Rainbow MP Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Blue Soap LayerSo, place your next bowl of melt and pour soap in the microwave.  Heat the soap for about 30 seconds, or until it is melted.  Once your soap has melted, add 3 drops of the ultramarine blue FUN Soap Colorant.  Also, add 6 grams of Vanilla White and 6 grams of Angel Wings Fragrance Oil.  Mix the soap base to incorporate the ingredients.  Now, spray your previous purple layer with rubbing alcohol and pour the blue melted soap right on top of the purple soap.  Lastly, spray the blue layer with rubbing alcohol and let this layer setup.  Rubbing alcohol will not only help layers of soap adhere to each other, it also helps release air bubbles.

Rainbow MP Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Dark Green Soap Layer

Next, we will prepare our Kelly green soap.  So, once again, you will need one of your bowls of soap.  This time, you will need the Kelly green FUN Soap Colorant.  Also, your fragrance oil, color stabilizer, rubbing alcohol, and soap mold should be in front of you.

Rainbow MP Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Dark Green Soap LayerAgain, melt your soap using the microwave.  Then, add 3 drops of Kelly green FUN Soap Colorant.  Also, add 6 grams of Natures Garden’s Angel Wings Fragrance Oil and 6 grams of Vanilla White Color Stabilizer.  Using a mixing spoon, stir to blend the ingredients together.  Lastly, spray your blue soap with rubbing alcohol and pour your green soap on top.  Once again, spray the soap with rubbing alcohol and allow it to setup.

Rainbow MP Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Lime Green Soap Layer

This time we will be preparing the lime green layer.  So, once again, you will need a bowl of clear soap that you weighed out earlier.  You will also need the Angel Wings scent and color stabilizer.  You will also need your silicone soap mold and bottle of rubbing alcohol.

Rainbow MP Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Lime Green Soap LayerNow, melt your soap base using your microwave.  Once you have melted your soap, you will need to add color and scent.  So, add 3 drops of lime green soap colorant.  In addition, add 6 grams of Angel Wings Fragrance Oil and 6 grams of Vanilla White Color Stabilizer.  Slowly, stir melted soap with your spoon to completely mix the ingredients together.  Next, spray your Kelly green soap with rubbing alcohol so that the lime green layer will adhere to the lime green layer.  Finally, pour the lime green soap directly on top of the Kelly green soap.  Once again, spray the soap with rubbing alcohol to release any air bubbles that have formed.  Once you spray your soap, allow it to harden completely before moving on.

Rainbow MP Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Orange Soap Layer

Now, we will prepare our orange layer of soap.  For this layer, we will use Natures Garden’s Eye Poke Orange FUN Soap Colorant.  So, you will need this colorant along with another bowl of soap base you weighed out earlier.  In addition, you will need your Angel Wings Fragrance Oil and Vanilla White Color Stabilizer.  Also, place your mold in front of you and you rubbing alcohol close.

Rainbow MP Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Orange Soap LayerNext, melt the soap base in your microwave.  Now that your soap is melted, add 4 drops of Eye Poke Orange Soap Colorant.  Then, add 6 grams of Angel Wings Fragrance Oil and Vanilla White Color Stabilizer.  Stir to incorporate the ingredients.  Finally, spray your lime green soap with rubbing alcohol and pour the orange soap right on top.  Spray your orange soap with rubbing alcohol to release air bubbles that have formed.  Allow your orange soap to setup.

Rainbow MP Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Jailhouse Red Soap Layer

Next, we will be preparing a layer using Natures Garden’s Jailhouse Red soap color.  So, you will need the Jailhouse Red FUN Soap Colorant.  Additionally, you will need another bowl of soap, the scent, and stabilizer.  Finally, you will need your bottle of rubbing alcohol and soap in the mold.

Rainbow MP Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Jailhouse Red Soap LayerSo, place your bowl in your microwave and melt your soap base.  Then, melt the soap.  Once your soap is melted, add 3 drops of the red soap colorant.  Also, add 6 grams of Angel Wings Fragrance Oil along with 6 grams of Vanilla White Color Stabilizer.  Now, mix to blend the ingredients completely.  At this time spray your orange layer with rubbing alcohol.  Finally, pour your red layer right on top of the orange layer and spray, once again, with rubbing alcohol.  Allow your soap to setup before moving to your next layer.

Rainbow MP Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Tomato Red Soap Layer

Rainbow MP Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Tomato Red Soap LayerOur final layer will be colored with Natures Garden’s Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant.  Now, melt your last bowl of mp soap base in your microwave.  Then, add 6 grams of Vanilla White Color Stabilizer.  Also, add 6 grams of Angel Wings Fragrance Oil.  Finally, add 4 drops of Tomato Red Soap Colorant.  Mix to incorporate the ingredients completely together.  Finally, spray your previous layer with rubbing alcohol and pour your tomato red soap on top.  Spray the tomato red soap with rubbing alcohol.  Allow this final layer to setup before moving on.

Rainbow MP Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Rainbows

Now, we will prepare the rainbows that will top our soap.  This will be done using melt and pour soap and vegetable glycerin.  We will pour the soap into the remaining 2 cavities of the loaf soap mold and allow it to setup.  Later, we will slice it into smaller pieces and use the smaller pieces to create our rainbows.

Rainbow MP Soap Recipe: Prepare The Red LayerRainbow MP Soap Recipe: Prepare The Red Layer

So, first, melt 30 grams of Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap.  Then, add 3 grams of Vegetable Glycerin, 1 gram of Angel Wings Fragrance Oil, 1 gram of Vanilla White Color Stabilizer, and 1 drop of Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant.  Stir to blend the ingredients.  Now, in two of the cavities of the silicone 4 loaf mold, pour the melted soap.  You want to pour half the soap in one cavity, and half in the other.  Allow it to setup before moving to the next color.

Rainbow MP Soap Recipe: Prepare The Orange LayerRainbow MP Soap Recipe: Prepare The Orange Layer

Next, once again, melt 30 grams of Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap.  Then, add 3 grams of Vegetable Glycerin, 1 gram of Angel Wings Fragrance Oil, 1 gram of Vanilla White Color Stabilizer, and 1 drop of Eye Poke Orange FUN Soap Colorant.  Mix everything together slowly and thoroughly until everything is combined.  Spray the red soap with rubbing alcohol.  Then, pour the orange soap right on top, in the same manner you did before.  Allow the soap to setup before you prepare the next color.

Rainbow MP Soap Recipe: Prepare The Green LayerRainbow MP Soap Recipe: Prepare The Green Layer

At this time, we will begin preparing the lime green layer.  Melt 30 grams of Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap.  Now, add 3 grams of Vegetable Glycerin, 1 gram of Angel Wings Fragrance Oil, 1 gram of Vanilla White Color Stabilizer, and 1 drop of Lime Green FUN Soap Colorant.  Finally, stir to incorporate the ingredients.  Spray the orange soap with rubbing alcohol.  Then, pour the green soap right on top of the orange soap, pouring half in each cavity.  Allow the soap to setup before you prepare the next color.

Rainbow MP Soap Recipe: Prepare The Blue LayerRainbow MP Soap Recipe: Prepare The Blue Layer

Again, melt 30 grams of Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap.  We will begin preparing the blue layer.  Once your soap is melted, beginning adding 3 grams of Vegetable Glycerin, 1 gram of Angel Wings Fragrance Oil, 1 gram of Vanilla White Color Stabilizer, and 1 drop of Ultramarine Blue FUN Soap Colorant.  Finally, stir to incorporate the ingredients. Spray the green soap with rubbing alcohol.  Then, pour a blue layer of soap right on top of the green soap in both cavities.  After spraying the soap with rubbing alcohol, allow it to setup before you prepare the next color.

Rainbow MP Soap Recipe: Prepare The Purple LayerRainbow MP Soap Recipe: Prepare The Purple Layer

Finally, we will begin preparing the purple layer.  We will melt one more layer of soap.  So, melt 30 grams of Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap.  Now, add 3 grams of Vegetable Glycerin, 1 gram of Angel Wings Fragrance Oil, 1 gram of Vanilla White Color Stabilizer, and 1 drop of Deep Purple FUN Soap Colorant.  Finally, stir to incorporate the ingredients. Spray the blue soap with rubbing alcohol.  Then, pour the purple soap right on top of the blue soap.  Again, spray the soap with rubbing alcohol.  Allow the soap to setup before you move on.

Rainbow MP Soap Recipe: Cutting the RainbowsRainbow MP Soap Recipe: Cutting the Rainbows

Lastly, once the soap has setup, remove it from the mold.  Then, slice it into strips.  You want them to be about 3/4 inch wide and about 5 3/4 inches.  So, you want to be sure you are slicing them long ways.  Finally, do the same with the soap in the cavity of the mold.  You will notice that due to the addition of vegetable glycerin, the soap is nice and flexible.  This will allow us to bend them into a rainbow shape and later place them on top of our whipped soap.  Go ahead and shape each rainbow so that you have them ready for the top of the soap.

Rainbow MP Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Whipped Soap Base

Now, we will begin preparing our whipped soap base.  The whipped soap base is meant to look like clouds in this recipe.  It will also anchor our rainbows to our soap loaf.  So, in a deep mixing bowl, weigh out 200 grams of the whipped soap base.  Next, add 20 grams of vegetable glycerin, 20 grams of Angel Wings Fragrance Oil, and 20 grams of Vanilla White Color Stabilizer.  Then, use a hand mixer to fluff the soap to a fluffy cloud-like consistency.  Set this aside for a moment, we will come back to it.

Rainbow MP Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Whipped Soap Base

In a separate mixing bowl, weigh out 200 grams of Natures Garden’s Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap Base.  Melt the soap base using your microwave.  Once the soap is melted, pour it into the bowl containing the whipped soap.  Finally, mix the soap once again with your hand mixer.

Rainbow MP Soap Recipe: Topping the Soap

Rainbow MP Soap Recipe: Topping the Soap
At this time, we will begin topping our soap loaf.  Place the whipped soap on top of each loaf, covering the entire loaf.  You will use half of the whipped soap on each loaf.  So, when you are finished it will look like clouds on top of your soap.

 

 

 

Rainbow MP Soap Recipe: Topping the Soap

Then, place the rainbows on top of the loaves.  We used about 4 rainbows on each loaf.

Once your soap has finished setting up, slice your soap using your mitre box and mitre box cutter.  Then, you can use your rainbow melt and pour soap right away.

Jan
29

9 Ways to Use Meadowfoam Seed Oil


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9 Ways to Use Meadowfoam Seed Oil9 Ways to Use Meadowfoam Seed Oil

In today’s world of health, we always hear about the some of the more popular oils and their benefits for your skin and hair. By “Popular Oils” I am talking about Olive Oil, Jojoba Oil, and Coconut Oil just to name a few. However, there is an oil out there that is not heard about too often, has been cultivated since the 1970s, and yet it has some of the same benefits as those popular oils. I’m talking about Meadowfoam Seed Oil. From the seed of a pretty, little white flower comes the advantages of vitamin E and C, antioxidants and even some UV light protection. This oil is amazing at being excellent for skin care products and hair products. Meadowfoam Seed Oil is also good for sensitive skin as it doesn’t clog the pores and is known for being an anti-inflammatory, which in turn makes it good for those who suffer from acne. It absorbs easily and quickly and leaves your skin feeling soft and not greasy. So below are 9 ways to use meadowfoam seed oil. We hope these recipes will be a welcome addition to all your bath and body needs.

 

Hair conditioner for Dark Hair9 Ways to Use Meadowfoam Seed Oil Hair Conditioner Recipe for Dark Hair

As we get older, natural hair color will start to fade. It may get lighter, it may lose its shine and natural luster to it. We, at Nature’s Garden, have a solution to that. Our Hair Conditioner Recipe for Dark Hair is perfect for those that like a homemade product that actually does what it’s supposed to do. With an herbal infusion of Black Walnut Hulls powder, it will help enhance your natural dark colored hair. The Meadowfoam Seed Oil will give your hair a boost of vitamin E and C along with its natural added protection from UV light rays. The Black Cherry Fragrance Oil will give your hair soft, shiny hair an added sweetness that you can smell.

 

Bubbling Bath Bomb9 Ways to Use Meadowfoam Seed Oil Bubbling Bath Bomb Recipe

With the popularity of bath bombs these days, it is always good to have a great recipe on hand. This Bubbling Bath Bomb recipe surely fits that bill. This recipe is quick and simple to make and with it’s vibrant orange and yellow colors it will be a fun addition to your bathroom!  The Papaya Leaf powder that is added into the recipe is rich in beta-carotene and Vitamin C, which we all know is very important for healthy skin, therefore it is an awesome addition to help treat acne and nourish the skin. The Meadowfoam Seed Oil added will just boost those vitamins with its own powerhouse of nutrients and will lock that moisture into your skin leaving it soft, hydrated and nourished. The Papaya Guava Mango Fragrance Oil used will have your bathroom smelling like the tropics and who wouldn’t want to take a trip to the tropics? Especially if you don’t even have to leave your house!

 

Energize Cold Process Soap9 Ways to Use Meadowfoam Seed Oil Energize Cold Process Soap Recipe

Want a good cold process soap recipe?  Well, this one will help wake up your senses in the morning!  Plus, it will help give your skin the protection and nutrition it needs. We all want or need an extra push in the early morning and this Energize Cold Process soap recipe is a good way to go about doing it. It uses our Grapefruit Lemongrass Fragrance Oil that has an invigorating, bright crisp smell that surely will help open your eyes for the day ahead! With the beneficial ingredients coconut oil, shea butter and meadowfoam seed oil added to it, your skin will be protected with vitamins and minerals from the cruel harshness of the environment around us. Or the cruel harshness of just waking up in the morning!

 

Pumpkin Sugar Scrub9 Ways to Use Meadowfoam Seed Oil Pumpkin Sugar Scrub Recipe

You wouldn’t think that something with sugar in it would be good for you, right? Sugar scrubs are exactly the opposite since you are not actually eating the sugar. Although when you get whiff of this Pumpkin Sugar Scrub you might feel the need to take a spoonful. Sugar makes a wonderful exfoliate to scrub away those dead skin cells and it is always easy to find.  This sugar scrub has the smell of pumpkin, vanilla and almond from the Pumpkin Walnut Biscotti Fragrance Oil. In addition, it has actual Pumpkin Pie Spice blend added to it to help pump it into pumpkin overload! This sugar scrub is just bursting with skin beneficial butters and oils. Plus, our friend the Meadowfoam Seed Oil will help scrub out all the bad stuff your skin gets exposed too. Your skin will glow with health from the help of some sugar which in the end isn’t so bad for you after all.

 

Hippies & Hemp Cold Process Soap9 Ways to Use Meadowfoam Seed Oil Hippies & Hemp Cold Process Soap Recipe

Peace, love and all things natural!  While cannabis is not legal in too many states yet, you can surely get your groove on with this trippy, Hippies & Hemp Cold Process Soap Recipe. Using the Cannabis Fragrance Oil (that isn’t the real deal but it sure smells like it) we are certain that your skin will get a high without any side affects from the real thing! Using some very natural ingredients such as shea butter, coconut oil, and meadowfoam seed oil, your skin will get vitamins, antioxidants and hydration for a healthy look. Just add in some super-hip and super- cool neon Fun Soap Colorants and you will have yourself something to mellow yourself out with…legally! Can I add that using this soap WILL NOT give you the munchies?

 

Wine Cold Process Soap9 Ways to Use Meadowfoam Seed Oil Wine Cold Process Soap

Is wine really good for you? There have been studies done that say red wine is good for heart health. These studies show that it is a good source of antioxidants. Many people would agree that a glass of wine is a great way to end the day. No matter what the studies show, you can use wine in cooking and even soap making. It always adds a certain something to whatever you are creating. For our Wine Cold Process Soapthe wine you choose adds benefits to the bar of soap. We used our Merlot Fragrance Oil to create the wine scent. Also, meadowfoam seed oil will help with Vitamin E, some extra antioxidants and the moisture factor that will help keep your skin soft and hydrated. This soap would make an awesome addition to the Wine Lotion and the Wine Sugar Scrub recipes we have on our website. How cool of a gift basket would that make for your friends who are wine-connoisseurs?

 

shea lotion with herbal infusion9 Ways to Use Meadowfoam Seed Oil Shea Lotion with Herbal Infusion Recipe

This lotion is such an amazing, power-packed luxurious lotion. Looking at it would seem that it’s something you would buy at a high-end department store. In all honesty, it is super-simple to make and it’s packed with vitamins and a ton of skin benefits!  With a sweet, lightly floral and fruity scent used from the Peach Magnolia Raspberry Fragrance Oil, this Shea Lotion with Herbal Infusion incorporates Hibiscus Flower powder and Rosehips Powder. Not only do they add the nice pink color naturally to the lotion, but both are high in antioxidants and both are amazing for dry, aging skin. The Meadowfoam Seed Oil added in, will be an added plus for mature skin or even just dry skin.

Honey Vanilla Lip BalmWays to Use Meadowfoam Seed Oil Honey Vanilla Lip Balm Recipe

Here’s a sweet, little lip balm recipe that uses the goodness from Mother Nature. Our Honey Vanilla Lip Balm uses beeswax, Cocoa Butter, and Meadowfoam Seed Oil, which by the way, adds an amazing “extra barrier” from that tough winter air! Dry, chapped lips will be protected, soft and hydrated from the cold. Just add in a little Vanilla Bean flavoring oil for some added sweetness. You will have yourself a buzz-worthy lip balm provided by nature!

9 Ways to Use Meadowfoam Seed Oil Foaming Body Scrub for Men

Looking for a new addition to your men’s line of bath and body products? Or are you looking for a homemade gift for the guys in your life? Well, look no further! Try this eye-catching Foaming Body Scrub for Men! It has some wonderful exfoliation from the activated charcoal. In addition, we have added to it and with the nourishing oils like coconut oil and macadamia nut oil. Of course, we added meadowfoam seed oil, it will leave their skin hydrated, fresh and clean!  We’ve also chosen our Black Tuxedo Fragrance Oil to add to this scrub recipe.  This fresh scent has a crisp, clean scent of lemon, bergamot and cedar. This scrub is a definite must-have for your recipe collection!

Do you have a recipe that you created from our website?  Go ahead and give your horn a toot on our Show and Tell section of our website! We love to see what our customers are making. Plus, when you put love and attention into something you have created, you deserve to show it off!

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Oct
03

Rice Bran Oil Benefits


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Rice Bran Oil BenefitsRice Bran Oil Benefits

This lovely oil from Natures Garden is perfect for making all kinds of homemade cosmetics. Not only can this oil be used in your homemade products, but rice bran oil contains various nourishing vitamins and minerals that are wonderful for the skin. So, there are many rice bran oil benefits that you can utilize in your handcrafted products. This means that your products will be able to utilize this oil’s properties and become more beneficial to the body!  So, let’s check out all of the wonderful properties of rice bran cosmetic oil and see exactly how this ingredient can fit into your products!

Rice Bran Oil Benefits Where Does This Oil Come From?Rice Bran Oil Benefits Where Does This Oil Come From?

This lovely, cosmetic oil is derived from the brown rice chaff. Actually, it is created from the inner husk of the rice. This portion of the rice is cold pressed into the wonderful oil we all know and love. This rice based oil is used in many different kinds of recipes. Everything from cooking to making soap can effectively use rice bran Oil. This widely used ingredient contains all kinds of nutrients that your body can benefit from both on the inside and outside. So, adding this oil to your homemade bath and body products would be a fantastic idea!

Rice Bran Oil Benefits For Your ProductsRice Bran Oil Benefits For Your Products

One way that you can benefit from the qualities of rice bran oil is to incorporate it into your amazing bath and body products.  This cosmetic oil is perfect for adding some nourishment to your body.  While this oil is amazing on its own, rice bran oil is perfect for adding to products. The only thing better than a single oil that contains nutrients for your body is a perfectly crafted product that includes this lovely oil! So, check out some of the benefits that this cosmetic oil can provide to your bath and body products.

Rice Bran Oil Benefits Making Cold Process SoapRice Bran Oil Benefits Making Cold Process Soap

Rice bran oil will be perfect for creating handmade soaps. Just like any other soap ingredients, this soaping oil provides unique properties for your recipes. Specifically, this oil will provide all kinds of amazing qualities for your bars. For one, this cosmetic oil will provide conditioning properties. This property will moisturize and care for your skin perfectly! Also, you will find soaps with this oil to have a creamier lather. Finally, this oil adds a bit of hardness to your bar. Many soap makers have found that this oil is similar to how Olive Oil works in soap. Additionally, rice bran oil is a soaping  oil that is nice for sensitive skin. So, you will have a more nourishing and creamy bar of soap!

Rice Bran Oil Benefits Creating Lotions Rice Bran Oil Benefits Creating Lotions

Also, adding this cosmetic oil to your homemade lotion would be a wonderful idea! Anyone that is making their own body lotion recipe has one goal in common. We are all looking to create a recipe that will effectively moisturize your skin. Luckily, rice bran oil benefits your lotion perfectly as it is a great choice for moisturizing the skin. Rice bran oil will sink deep into the skin and nourish your skin cells. Further, this oil is known to absorb fairly quickly. So, you won’t end up with a greasy film on the top layer of your skin. This means that rice bran oil would make a perfect addition to a lotion recipe that would moisturize and nourishing without leaving an oily residue.

Rice Bran Oil Benefits Making Homemade Hair ConditionerRice Bran Oil Benefits Making Homemade Hair Conditioner

Since rice bran oil is wonderful for the skin, you can imagine that its impact on your scalp and hair would be great, too. Also, you would be so right! This cosmetic oil is perfect for promoting healthy hair. First of all, this oil is wonderful for the scalp. This cosmetic ingredient will level out the natural oils on your scalp, lead to thicker hair, and nourish the roots of your hair. Second, the nutrients in this oil will positively impact your hair, too. This cosmetic oil will reduce split ends and strengthen your strands. So, rice bran oil will strengthen your hair and lead to healthy hair growth!

Rice Bran Oil Benefits For Your BodyRice Bran Oil Benefits For Your Body

Another fantastic reason as to why you should use rice bran oil is all the benefits that it contains for the body. In fact, this should be one of the most important reasons because these products should be all about caring for our body! The benefits in this potential ingredient come from the various vitamins, minerals, and healthy fats that this cosmetic ingredient contains. This means that you can use these various nutrients to perfectly nourish your skin and hair. So, you can check out some of the ways that this cosmetic oil can benefit your skin, hair, and entire body.You will love how rice bran oil benefits your body! 

Rice Bran Oil Benefits Solution for Dry SkinRice Bran Oil Benefits Solution for Dry Skin

First of all, rice bran oil is perfect for moisturizing your skin. Your stubbornly dry skin doesn’t even have a chance! This cosmetic ingredient will provide your skin with a deep conditioning nourishment. In fact, this oil is able to sink down deep into your skin to take care of it all. This will leave you with healthy, smooth skin that you will love! Plus, this cosmetic oil is not as oily or greasy as many other oils. This means that rice bran oil will not leave the oily residue on the surface of your skin. This moisturizing oil will sink in quickly. So, you get all the moisture without leaving your skin oily afterward. Between quickly sinking into the skin and its moisturizing power, this cosmetic oil is perfect for providing your skin with the nourishment that it truly deserves!

Rice Bran Oil Benefits Anti Inflammatory Rice Bran Oil Benefits Anti Inflammatory

Further, it is thought that the addition of this cosmetic oil would make an effective anti inflammatory product for your skin. So, rice bran oil can really come in handy for those dealing with this uncomfortable issue. Many believe that some of the nutrients in the rice bran oil, which includes the Phytosterols, are perfect for soothing the skin. These nourishing properties can help to reduce issues like eczema, poison ivy, rashes, and many other skin ailments that involve inflammation for some. So, take a chance on the lovely rice bran oil benefits to soothe the itching, dryness, pain, and constant desire to scratch!

Rice Bran Oil Benefits Speed Up Hair GrowthRice Bran Oil Benefits Speed Up Hair Growth

Also, this cosmetic oil is perfect for promoting faster, healthy hair growth! The components in this oil perfectly nourish the hair to ensure that your hair is strong enough to grow out long. First of all, this cosmetic oil will strengthen your individual strands. This will allow your hair to grow longer and faster than when it was damaged or lacked nourishment. Further, the nutrients in this oil will lead to more nourished roots and stronger hair. So, the Ferulic Acid, Esters, and Vitamin E Oil are perfect for stimulating your roots and hair growth. You are going to love the benefits that this oil has for your hair!

Rice Bran Oil Benefits Normalize Hair Oil

Do you have to wash your hair every day just to keep up with your oily scalp? Your hair may even start to get greasy before your day is over! You may think that you are just cursed with super oily hair, but some of this issue may be able to be reduced. All you need to nourish your scalp, which you can do with the help of rice bran oil! Now, this may seem crazy, like you are just adding more oil to an oily situation, but it’s what is in this cosmetic oil that counts! You can use this cosmetic oil perfectly on your scalp, as this oil will help your natural oil reach a better balance. This will lead to a more normal production of your own natural hair oils. Thus, breaking the so called curse!

Rice Bran Oil Benefits Anti-Aging Effects on the HairRice Bran Oil Benefits Anti-Aging Effects on the Hair

Not only is rice bran oil great for growing your hair out, but this cosmetic oil will help reduce your hair’s natural signs of aging. Some of the nutrients in this cosmetic oil, like the Vitamin E Oil, are perfect for helping keep grey hairs at bay. This oil allows you to provide the right nutrients to protect against premature grey hair. So, you don’t have to worry about any grey hairs. Although you can’t entirely prevent the process of natural aging, you can put off getting grey hair for some time. So, you can put off getting your grey hair for the time being! 

However, don’t feel as though you have to hide from your grey hair, embrace it! In fact, grey hair can be beautiful! It’s all about what you are comfortable with for yourself. These lovely women, which you can see at 60 Gorgeous Grey Hair Styles, decided to be bold and chose to embrace their grey hair! You can keep your hair looking as it has in the past or you can rock this new life change. Either way, love your gorgeous locks! 

Rice Bran Oil Benefits Wrinkle Reducing in SkinRice Bran Oil Benefits Wrinkle Reducing in Skin

Furthermore, these anti aging effects can be beneficial for your skin! While wrinkles will naturally happen over time, there are a few things that we can do to reduce their effects. The nutrients in the oil will sink deep down into your skin to create healthier skin that is able to fight wrinkles. For example, the Vitamin E in rice bran oil is great for reducing wrinkles and fine lines, This vitamin is able to help reduce these signs of aging because Vitamin E boosts important skin functions, like cellular regeneration. This leads to healthier skin that is able to retain a more smooth complexion

Rice Bran Oil Benefits Far More Than HypoallergenicRice Bran Oil Benefits Far More Than Hypoallergenic

Another wonderful benefit of this cosmetic oil is that it is sensitive enough for all skin types. So, this oil is a more versatile option for your products that is more likely to agree with all skin types. Further, this lovely oil is even said to lower your body’s response to your normal allergies. It is said that eating  rice bran oil can lead your body to be less sensitive to any allergens that you may have hyper-sensitivity to. However, we highly suggest that you only use this oil as a precaution. It would not be wise to actively seek out any allergens after ingesting this oil. While it may be true that this oil reduces your body’s reaction, we can’t guarantee that your body would have no reaction at all.

Rice Bran Oil Benefits Using This Oil in Room Scenting RecipesRice Bran Oil Benefits Using This Oil in Room Scenting Recipes

Finally, this cosmetic oil can even be used in your room scenting recipes.  You can add rice bran oil to melted candle wax.  The oil will thin the wax out enough to create a gel potpourri that can be added to your room scenting burners. Two examples of this are the Shimmer Gel Potpourri Recipe and the Vanilla Liquid Potpourri Recipe from Natures Garden. This gel is so easy to use, just squeeze a bit of the gel into your burner, and turn it on. Click on the links for a step by step tutorial for each of these room scenting ideas.

 

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

Sep
25

Swirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe


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Swirled Melt and Pour Soap RecipeSwirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

Are you interested in creating a lovely and easy soap recipe? If so, then we have the perfect soap making recipe for you! No joke, no lye. Of course, we are talking about our new Swirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe! This easy homemade soap uses our skin-loving Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap Base, which makes soaping super easy! Further, the recipe includes clays that are great for the skin!  Plus, this soap-making recipe uses three perfectly chosen colors that complement the lovely aroma of the Chocolate Covered Strawberries Fragrance Oil. So, this lovely two pound batch of soap will look, smell, and feel fantastic. 

Swirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe History of Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Since the perfect combination of chocolate and strawberries seems so deliciously obvious, you may think that chocolate covered strawberries have been around forever. Although both the ingredients were around for ages, this wonderful culinary invention wasn’t created until the 1960’s. An amazing woman, Lorraine Lorusso, created the decadent treat in the gourmet shop she worked at and, as we all know, this treat became a sensation. Now, we all can enjoy the amazing success of this marvelous baker as well as enjoy the lovely scent that her creation inspired!

Swirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe Supplies Available at Natures Garden

Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap
Chocolate Covered Strawberries Fragrance Oil
Organic Cocoa Powder
Rose Clay Powder
Kaolin Clay Powder
Vegetable Glycerin
Silicone Loaf Soap Mold
FUN Soap Colorant Neon Pink
Mitre Box
Cutter for Mitre Box
Natures Garden Soap Apron
4 oz Clear Bullet Bottle
Black Fine Mist Sprayer 20/410
Vanilla White Color Stabilizer

Swirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe Other Equipment You May Need

Mixing Bowls (3)
Microwave
Scale
Mixing Spoons
Rubbing Alcohol
Cutting Board
Knife
Disposable Cups (3) (or small containers)

Swirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe Total Weights of Ingredients

Since we are going to separate the batch into three portions, the weights of the ingredients are separated based on the way the will be used throughout the recipe.

Swirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe Total Weight for the Soap Recipe

904 grams Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap Base
45 grams Chocolate Covered Strawberries Fragrance Oil
45 grams Vanilla White Color Stabilizer

Swirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe Total Weight for the White Portion

301 grams Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap
5 grams of the Kaolin Clay Powder
10 grams of the Vegetable Glycerin

Swirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe Total Weight for the Pink Portion

301 grams Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap
7 grams of the Rose Clay Powder
10 drops of the FUN Soap Colorant Neon Pink
15 grams of the Vegetable Glycerin

Swirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe Total Weight for the Brown Portion

301 grams Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap
7 grams of the Organic Cocoa Powder
16 grams of the Vegetable Glycerin

Swirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe Preparations

Before we begin you should make sure that your work station is clean and ready for you to work. Further, you should wash and dry all the equipment that you are going to be working with. Doing this will help to ensure that your finished product is clean, as well. Nothing is worse than finishing a project and finding a speck right on the surface. Additionally, you may find it easier to gather all your ingredients before you begin creating your soap. Although you can simply grab everything as you go, it can be helpful to have everything in your work space before starting. This will make are that you aren’t caught off guard and that you will have everything that you need as you need it.

Swirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe Beginning with the Soap ColorsSwirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe Beginning with the Soap Colors

First of all, you are going to focus on preparing the three color portions that you will need in a future step.Later on, you will add these colored pastes to separated portions of your melted soap base. Preparing the colors first will make it easier to work with the soap and add these colors later on. This way you will have more time to pour your soap batter. Also, it will be less likely for you to have your soap set up before it gets in the mold. So, take your three disposable cups and assign each one to a different color. You will need to make sure you have a cup for the pink, white, and brown portions of your soap.

Swirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe Preparing the Pink Colorant PortionSwirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe Preparing the Pink Colorant Portion

Now, we are going to get the pink soap colorant portion ready for you to use in a later step. So, retrieve your scale and set it to measure in grams. Next, add 7 grams of the Rose Clay, 15 grams of the Vegetable Glycerin, and 10 drops of the Neon Pink Soap Colorant to one of your disposable cups. Then, stir this mixture into a paste and make sure that all the ingredients are incorporated. After, set this mixture aside until after you melt the soap base.

Swirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe Preparing the Brown Colorant PortionSwirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe Preparing the Brown Colorant Portion

Next, you will be getting the brown colorant ready for that portion of the soap. So, use the scale to fill your next disposable cup with 7 grams of Cocoa Powder and 16 grams of Vegetable Glycerin. You will stir this until it is a paste consistency and has incorporated all the ingredients. Then, you can set aside this colorant mixture for you to use in a later step.

Swirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe Preparing the White Colorant PortionSwirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe Preparing the White Colorant Portion

Next, you will prepare the last portion of the colorants. So, grab the cup that is meant to contain the white portion of your soap colorant. Then, you can add 5 grams of Kaolin Clay Powder and 10 grams of Vegetable Glycerin to this remaining disposable cup. You will need to stir this to incorporate all the ingredients and create the proper consistency. Then, you can set the white colorant aside until you need it later on.

Swirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe Melting the Soap BaseSwirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe Melting the Soap Base

Now, you are ready to prepare the actual soap portion of your recipe. So, you will cut up and weigh out 904 grams of the Natures Garden Cocoa Butter Soap Base. Also, make sure that you put this soap base into a microwave safe, glass bowl. After you cut up the soap, you can use your microwave to melt the cocoa butter soap base. You will want to melt the soap with 30 second bursts and be sure to stir in between the heating times. This will prevent you from accidentally over heating the soap base. You will need to continue the melting and stirring cycle until the soap is entirely liquid.

Swirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe Adding the Fragrance OilSwirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe Adding the Fragrance Oil

Next, you will be adding a very scrumptious fragrance oil into the melted soap. So, you will need to weigh out 45 grams of the Chocolate Covered Strawberries Fragrance Oils. Then, you should take your newly melted soap base. After, you can add the weighed fragrance oil to the soap. Also, add in 45 grams of the Vanilla White Color Stabilizer to the melted soap. This will prevent some of the discoloration that could be caused by the fragrance oil. Since the fragrance has a 6% vanillin content, it would be likely to create a dark brown color in the soap if left on its own. This is why we need to add in the vanilla white stabilizer, as it prevents discoloration and allows us to color the soap as we see fit. After you have added the soap scent and Vanilla White, you can stir these ingredients into the soap to incorporate everything into the mixture.

Swirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe Separating the Scented Soap BaseSwirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe Separating the Scented Soap Base

Then, you need to separate the melted soap base. You will incorporate one of the three soap colorants you prepared earlier to each of the three containers. So, take each of the three containers of color and set them up nearby. Then, to the first mixing bowl, weigh about 301 grams of the melted soap base. Next, add your pink clay soap colorant. Next, in the second bowl, add 301 grams of the melted soap base.  Again, add your colorant, this time the cocoa powder colorant. Finally, you should have about 301 grams of soap left in the bowl that you used to originally melt the soap. To this bowl, add the kaolin white clay. Make sure that you mix well to incorporate all the ingredients in each bowl. Afterwards, you will be ready to pour your soap colors into the silicone soap loaf mold!

Swirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe Filling the Soap Mold

Now, it is time to fill your silicone soap mold with your colored soap portions. So, get your silicone loaf soap mold prepared in your work area. Know that you will have enough soap to fill two of the four loaf cavities in the soap mold. Also, you will need to grab two of your proportioned cups of colored soap, which two colors that you use initially is up to you. Then, use both your hands and pour these two different colors into the soap mold simultaneously. Add a bit with these two colors, then switch to the next color. You will pour these at the same time, as well. You will need to repeat this process of alternating these three colors and pouring two at a single time until you use up each of your three soap portions.

Swirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe Adding the Finishing Touches on the SoapSwirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe Adding the Finishing Touches on the Soap

Next, you are ready to add the finishing touches to the soap in your silicone soap loaf mold. So, take your spray bottle of rubbing alcohol and spray the top of your soap loaves. This will make sure that any air bubbles that may be in the soaps are released before the soap sets up completely. As a general rule, you should always spray rubbing alcohol after pouring melt and pour soap. Afterwards, you will need to wait for your soap loaves to completely set up before doing anything else for this craft recipe. If you move the soap before the loaves set up completely, then you could possibly mess up the tops of the soap. This could lead to a wrinkled appearance on top or even accidentally spilling the soaps.

Swirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe Cutting the Finished Soap

After the soap completely sets up, you will be ready to remove your loaves of soap from the mold and slice the soaps into bars! Your soaps should be completely set up at this point, so pop the two soap loaves out of the silicone soap mold. Then, you can get these finished soap loaves ready to cut into individual bars of soap. So, use your mitre box and cutter to cleanly slice your bars into bars of soap that are the perfect size for use. Now, your soaps are finally finished!

Swirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe Share Your Creations and Find More Recipes

Finally, your homemade soap creation is complete! Another great aspect of this recipe is that now the soap is completely ready to use! So, have some good, clean fun and try out your new creation! We at Natures Garden hope that you enjoyed the free melt and pour recipe. We would love to see your creations and stories, so if you’d like you can find us on Facebook or on Instagram @ngscents. Further, you can find more wonderful crafting recipes and ideas on the Free Classes and Recipes page of our website. So, you may find your next great project there! We hope you enjoy the soap and candle recipes and classes and have fun creating your very own products!

One more thing! If you are interested in learning more about the history of chocolate covered strawberries, then you can learn even more about the subject matter by clicking right here! This link will take you to a wonderful website that knows a ton about this delectable treat. Their knowledge includes everything from making these desserts to knowing their complete history!

Mar
07

Couture Hotness Fragrance Oil


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Couture Hotness Fragrance OilCouture Hotness Fragrance Oil– Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Hello, Ladies! Are you ready to make heads turn and jaws drop? I’m assuming you said yes, because who’d say no to drop dead gorgeous. So, why not smell the part? Couture Hotness Fragrance Oil is a scent of feminine power, beauty, and sex appeal with an attractive quality that’s tough to fight. While many may say beauty lies with the perspective of the beholder, it’s pretty tough to deny when you’re this good. Given that your scent is one of the first things to notice and the longest to linger, I’d say the perfect scent is the first step to sexy! While there are a plethora of different choices for your signature scent, this Nature’s Garden rendition of Hot Couture is tough to compete with!

What does Couture Hotness Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

A glamorous, sophisticated fragrance oil by Natures Garden that combines top notes of raspberry and bergamot, middle notes of magnolia and jasmine, and base notes of white musk and vetiver.  Very sexy and feminine!  Our rendition of Hot Couture Fragrance.

Top Notes: raspberry, bergamot
Mid Notes: magnolia, jasmine
Base Notes: white musk, vetiver

How Do Our Customers Use Couture Hotness Fragrance Oil?

First, lovely homemade soap makers can use this fragrance at no more than 5% to create fantastic smelling products, whether it be by cold process or melt and pour methods. Our cold processed soap results for this fragrance showed that was a perfect pour! There is no acceleration, no ricing, or no separation for soap containing this feminine fragrance. While the bar will discolor to a butterscotch color, it is possible that vanilla white stabilizer may lighten the color, but you will need to test this. Adding this product may produce a lighter or even white bar, depending on the fragrance. However, this stabilizer only counteracts the discoloration caused by vanilla or vanillin. Since there  are more than 40 ingredients used in fragrance manufacturing that may contribute to discoloration of products, the stabilizer will not work exactly the same for all fragrances. Further, other bath at body products, such as bath oils and gels, work great at concentrations of 5% or lower. For coloring, we recommend that you use red soap colorant in the amount that satisfies you, never use candle dye in any body products.

Next, candle crafters can use a maximum of 10% in their creations using either vegetable wax or paraffin wax. If you’re deciding to color your products, we suggest using three drops of red liquid candle dye for every four pounds of melted wax. Remember that crayons can not function as a sufficient substitute for actual colorant in your candles as they will clog your wick. However, the use of gel wax is not compatible for creating products using this scent.

Finally, many other creations can be made using this scent as well! Fragrance oil room scenters can use up to 50% in potpourri and incense. Also, Lotions, perfumes, and cleaning products are all safe to use to 5% of this fragrance.

Glamour Girl Lotion RecipeWe at Natures Garden hope that you find this scent as compelling as we do and are able to make tons of fabulous products!  If you are trying to decide what to create first with this fabulously sexy, feminine scent click here to try out free Glamour Girl Lotion Recipe!

Jul
18

Home Party


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home party Home Party

A home party is a great way to increase the sales of your homemade products.  No matter what type of homemade product you make; whether it be candles, personal care items, or home scenting mediums, booking home parties will promote your products and your business.

This method of marketing works for several reasons.  By asking friends and family members to host a home party, you will have the opportunity to reach many potential clients.  When the hostess of the party asks friends and coworkers to attend their party, you have the perfect platform to sell your products.

What is a Home Party
Differing from the typical display stands, a home party allows you the opportunity for the attendees to actually try your product and ask questions.  If your homemade products focus on personal care items, a home party lets the attendees use the products and learn about all of their skin loving benefits.  If your focus is candles or home scenting mediums, you have the chance to have the items burning, or releasing the scent while you discuss the benefits of your products as opposed to store bought brands.  Regardless of what you are trying to market, a home party environment also allows a great opportunity to create specialized items; whether that is through scent or specific skin care needs.

Since the home party is set in someone’s home, it also promotes a comfortable, at home feel.  And, usually all of the attendees are already friends or acquaintances; so everyone feels at ease.  Due to this setting, you will find that the mood of the room will be fun and enjoyable.

As an ice breaker, or during the party, simple games can be played with small sample products given out to the winners.  This is also a great opportunity to get your brand out there again.  Everybody likes freebies, so planning games with your products as the prizes is a win/win situation for everyone involved.

Now, besides the direct sales that will occur at a home party, there are also sales leads.  Since you are marketing your product to the attendees, they are able to learn about all of the benefits your items carry.  They will be able to see, feel, smell, and hear why your products are superior.  The attendees will also know and understand your passion as to why your products are worth buying.  This opens the door to the possibility of attaining more home parties by allowing the opportunity for each one of the attendees to host their very own party.

A Token of Gratitude for the Hostess
Generally, the hostess of a home party always receives a gift (one of your products) just for hosting the party.  To sweeten the deal, many people choose to allow the hostess of the party to also receive 10% of the total sales from the party in free merchandise.  Not only does this help to encourage sales, but it also is a wonderful way to thank the hostess for allowing you into their home.  These are great incentives for other attendees to also want to host a home party for themselves.

What to Bring
Besides bringing your products, samples to try, product prizes, order forms, and writing utensils, make sure you remember business cards or flyers.  You want to make sure that each one of the attendees knows how to get a hold of you if they change their minds about hosting a party, what to add to their order, or need to reorder.  To help encourage future sales from these business cards or flyers, you may want to include a 5% discount on their next order.

Home Parties are a wonderful way to let everyone know how amazing your products are.  They will increase your sales, and make for potential repeat buyers.  If you are nervous about booking your first home party, ask a close relative to be the hostess.  This way you will be surrounded by loved ones and you will feel more comfortable.  This will also allow your family to help you master your marketing technique.

Just remember to make the home parties fun and memorable for everyone who attends.  Click Here for specifics on how Deborah Ward of Natures Garden used to conduct her Home Parties (when she used to sell ready made candles).

May
06

Jersey Soap Recipe


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jersey soap recipe

 

This manly themed Jersey Soap Recipe is easy and fun to make if you have soaped before.  Perfect for a Fathers Day gift or a gift for your favorite sports fan; using a combination of both cold processed and hot processed soap, you will be able to create a manly scented soap that looks very similar to a sports jersey.  In creating this masterpiece, feel free to swap out the colors to select ones that batter fit the theme of the end product you are looking for.

Please Note:  To complete this homemade project, it will take two days to create.  Day one will be the cold process soap steps.  Then, you will have to wait 24 hours before unmolding this soap.  Once that time has elapsed, the second day will involve the hot process soap steps.  Then, of course there is cure time involved due to the fact that there is cold process soap in your end product.  But, you will have nice and firm bars when finished.

The majority of the ingredients and some of the supplies used in this recipe can be purchased at Natures Garden.

Here are the ingredients that you will need to make the cold process portion of this recipe:
For the lye solution:
65 grams Water
24 grams Lye
For your soaping ingredients:
60 grams Shea Butter
50 grams Coconut Oil 76
33 grams Apricot Kernel Oil
21 grams Grapeseed Oil
9 grams Castor Oil
6 grams Sodium Lactate
11 grams Game On Fragrance Oil
2 grams Titanium Dioxide

As for the mold, you will need to have the Mold Market Square Loaf mold.  This mold is also available at Natures Garden.

Once you have everything and you are ready to start soaping, here are the steps, complete with pictures to show you how it is done:

make your lye solution

Put on your safety gear, and prep your area. Then, make your lye solution.

melting down your soaping ingredients

Now, melt and combine your Apricot Kernel Oil, Grapeseed Oil, Shea Butter, Coconut Oil 76, and Castor Oil.

adding sodium lactate

Once the lye solution has cooled add the sodium lactate and stir.

titanium dioxide paste

Next, remove 8 grams of the melted soaping ingredients, and place it into a separate mixing bowl.  Then, add your titanium dioxide to this and stir in to make a paste.   Set aside.

emulsify soap batter

When ready, combine the lye solution and soaping ingredients together. Stick blend to emulsify.

scenting and coloring the batter

Next, add titanium dioxide paste and stick blend to make the whole batter white in color.  Then, add the fragrance and stick blend.

pouring your soap

Once you have reached trace, pour the white soap batter into the 4 pound mold.  Please Note:  The batter will NOT fill the mold.  This is done intentionally.  Insulate.

measuring out your embed

After 24 hours:  Carefully remove the white soap from the mold.   Place it down flat and horizontally in front of you. Then, using a ruler, measure out 2 inches in height and mark it.

the number in your jersey soap
Now, using a knife, cut the soap so that you have one long bar.  This will be the number one in your jersey soap.  Then, set aside.

The cold process steps are now complete.  You are now half way there.  The next step is the Hot Process and here is the recipe (using the same ingredients with the addition soap colorant).
For the Lye solution:
420 grams Water
153 grams Lye
For your soaping ingredients:
387 grams Shea Butter
321 grams Coconut Oil 76
210 grams Apricot Kernel Oil
133 grams Grapeseed Oil
55 grams Castor Oil
35 grams Sodium Lactate
69 grams Game On Fragrance Oil
15 grams Ultramarine Blue Fun Soap Colorant

meling your ingredients for hp recipe

Set your crock pot to a low heat setting. Next, place all of your oils and butter into the crock pot. Heat and occasionally stir them until melted.

adding the sodium lactate to hp

While you are melting the soaping ingredients, make your lye solution.  Also, add the sodium lactate. Stir in to incorporate.

combining the soap ingredients

Once all of the soaping ingredients are melted, slowly pour the lye mixture into the crock pot.

coloring the hp soap

Next, in short bursts, stick blend directly in the crock pot. Once you have the batter at light trace, add the ultramarine blue soap colorant. Then, stick blend to incorporate throughout the whole batter.

hp soap pudding like state
Now, keep blending in short bursts with your stick blender until the batter reaches a pudding like state.  Remember to periodically stir the soap in between with your spatula.  Once the batter has reached this state, lid the crock pot.

hp soap with waxy appearance
Allow the soap mixture to cook, and periodically stir it. Doing this will prevent the soap from scorching.  As the soap cooks, the soap will start to dry out and take on a waxy appearance.

hp soap that has consistency of mashed potatoes
Remember to stir occasionally, but allow the soap to cook for about 2 hours.  You will know that your soap has cooked long enough once it has the consistency of mashed potatoes.

adding the scent and stirring it in
Next, quickly add the Game On scent to the soap.  Then, stir well throughout the whole batter.

about one inch of soap in the mold
Now, get your mold and place about one inch worth of the soap into it.  Gently tap the soap in the mold to remove any air bubbles.

placing the number 1 in the soap
Once the mold has been tapped, vertically place the white soap into the mold.  Using your fingers, gently wedge the soap into place.  Try to keep the white soap centered.  This will be the number 1 on the jersey soap.

filling in the rest of the mold

Once the number 1 has been set into the soap, begin to carefully fill in the open sides with soap.  As you are doing this, remember to gently tap the soap mold to remove any trapped air.  Please Note:  Due to the tapping  of the mold, you may have to recenter the number 1 in the soap if it becomes askew.

heap the top of the soap
Once the mold is filled, heap the top lip portion with the remaining soap.

how to get the jersey shape

Now, using your ladle, carefully run it down the center of the mold and remove the excess soap.  Place the excess soap along the sides.  This scooping manner will give your jersey soap its neck line.  Allow the soap to mold overnight.

removing the soap from the mold
The next morning, remove the soap from the mold.

cut your jersey soap

Finally, cut the soap into bar sized slices. Allow the soap to cure further (because of the cold process soap) before use.

That is it!  You have just accomplished the jersey soap recipe.  Enjoy your new soap!