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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!

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Oct
11

DIY Daily Conditioner


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DIY Daily Conditioner

While this DIY Daily Conditioner from Natures Garden would be perfect for nourishing all sorts of hair types, this recipe is especially great for blonde hair types! The oils and butters are perfect for moisturizing and nourishing all types of hair. However, the cosmetic herbs included in this recipe were specifically chosen for blonde hair! It is well known by many that both calendula tea and lemon peel have been known to be perfect for those with blonde hair. Many have said that these herbs are perfect for lightening the hair and they will create a blonder appearance for your hair. This product makes it possible for you can have lighter and blonder hair without dying your hair or waiting for the sun to change your hair color. This homemade conditioner is a perfect way to lighten blonde hair that is quicker than lightening with the sun and more natural than bleaching or dying. So, Blondies, try out our fantastic hair lightening conditioner recipe!

DIY Daily Conditioner Equipment Available at Natures Garden

Calendula Flowers Whole
Lemon Peel Cut and Sifted
Vegetable Glycerin 
Goldie Dreadlocks Fragrance Oil
Coconut Oil 76
Jojoba Oil
BTMS 25 Emulsifier
Optiphen Preservative
Natural Vitamin E Oil- Tocopherol 50
Thermometer
Fillable Tea Bags
White Lotion Pumps 24/410
16 oz. White PET Bullet Bottles

DIY Daily Conditioner Other Equipment You Will Need

Scale (set to weigh in grams)
Stick Blender
Small Bowl
Large Deep Bowl
Spatula
Scissors
Gallon Ziploc Bag
Medium Pot
Small Pot
Larger Pot
Stove Top

DIY Daily Conditioner Weights and Amounts of Ingredients

425 grams Distilled Water
25 grams Vegetable Glycerin
25 grams BTMS 25
10 grams Coconut Oil
10 grams Jojoba Oil
5 grams Optiphen Preservative
5 grams Vitamin E Oil
26 grams Goldie Dreadlocks Fragrance Oil
Lemon Peel Cut and Sifted (about 1 teaspoon)
Calendula Flowers Whole (about 1 teaspoon)

DIY Daily Conditioner Preparing to Create

It is a great idea to make sure that your equipment and packaging materials are clean and sanitized. Further, you should clean up your work area and make sure that your space is ready for you to work! This way you won’t end up with debris in your finished product. In addition, while preparing this recipe, we recommend wearing an apron, gloves, and a hairnet. Once you are ready, it is easiest to get all of your ingredients and equipment out and in your work area.

DIY Daily Conditioner Creating the Double Boiler

For those making products for the first time, before you begin creating this recipe, you will need to learn how to create a double boiler. This device will prevent the oils and butters from burning as they are melting. While you still need to occasionally stir, the double boiler will not get the ingredients nearly as hot as a regular pot alone. This means that your ingredients will melt slowly, and be less likely to scorch. So, we would highly recommend that you use a double boiler. So, retrieve two of your pots that will fit together with one inside the other. Next, add some water to the larger pot. You will need to adjust the level of the water to make sure that it touches the bottom of the little pot, but isn’t too high. If the larger pot is too full, the ingredients in the smaller pot could get ruined water boiling into the smaller pot of oils, butters, and waxes.

DIY Daily Conditioner Boiling the WaterDIY Daily Conditioner Prepare Your Distilled Water

First, you are going to need to prepare your water. You will need to boil your distilled water to destroy any bacteria in the water. So, fill a pot with some water and place it on the stove top. You are going to want to use more than 425 grams of water. Just make sure that you use enough so that you have the right amount of water after some evaporates. As you are heating the water keep an eye on the temperature. Allow the boiling water to get up to at least 180 degrees Fahrenheit. Then, let the water remain at or above this temperature for 20 minutes to destroy any bacteria. After, remove it from the heat and set the water aside. However, you can move on to the next step while you are waiting for your water to finish boiling.

DIY Daily Conditioner Preparing the Butters and OilsDIY Daily Conditioner Preparing the Butters and Oils

Next, you are going to want to start heating your oils and butters. Also, make sure that you have the double boiler close by and ready to use. So, grab a small bowl and the gram scale. Now, weigh out 25 grams of your Vegetable Glycerin
25 grams of the BTMS 25 Emulsifier, 10 grams of the Coconut Oil, and 10 grams of the Jojoba Oil.
Now, you need to add these ingredients to the small pot of your double boiler. You will want to melt these ingredients and allow the temperature to drop to about 140 degrees Fahrenheit. This is an important temperature for your oils, because you need them to be around this temperature when you combine it with the water mixture.

DIY Daily Conditioner Filling the Tea BagDIY Daily Conditioner Filling the Tea Bag

Now, while you are waiting for your oils to melt, you are going to create an lovely herbal infusion with both the dried calendula flowers and lemon peel cut and sifted. This means that you need to prepare your tea bag before moving on to the next step. So, use a spoon to scoop in a half and half mixture of these two herbal ingredients. After you get both the calendula flowers and the lemon peel herbs into the tea bag, you are ready to use your filled tea bag! So, set this part of the process aside until your water is ready for you to create the final herbal infusion.

DIY Daily Conditioner Prepare the Distilled WaterDIY Daily Conditioner Prepare the Distilled Water

Once your water has been at least 180 degrees Fahrenheit for 20 minutes, you will separate out the portion that you need. So, grab your deep bowl or container and the gram scale. Now, weigh out 425 grams of your prepared distilled water into your chosen container. This will be used to create the herbal tea infusion. Also, this mixture will be the water phase of your conditioner, so it is important to weigh out the right amount.

DIY Daily Conditioner Creating the Chamomile Flowers InfusionDIY Daily Conditioner Creating the Calendula Flowers Infusion

Next, you are finally ready to create the herbal infusion. This is where you will use your bag of calendula flowers whole and lemon peel cut and sifted to create an herbal tea. So, grab your hot water and add your tea bag. Now, let the bag steep in the water for some time. While the herbs are steeping make sure to keep checking the temperature. After this herbal infusion reaches about 140 degrees Fahrenheit you are ready to move on to the next step. Just make sure that you move quickly so that the temperature doesn’t drop too low.

DIY Daily Conditioner Checking the Temperature

After both the mixtures are around 140 degrees Fahrenheit, you are ready to combine the water phase and the oil phase. If either of the two mixtures are not at the correct temperature, your mixture may not emulsify. In addition, the preservative can burn off if the ingredients are too hot. The temperature needs to be 120-140 degrees Fahrenheit when the presevative is added. So, temperature is extremely important for the next few steps.  You will need to work quickly to get everything done properly.

DIY Daily Conditioner Mixing the Water and Oils Together

Now that these two mixtures are at their correct temperatures you are ready to combine everything together! Since these two mixtures are about the same temperature, they should blend well enough to create a perfect conditioner that won’t separate. So, take your mixture of oils and butters and pour this mixture into your herbal infusion. As long as these two mixtures are around the same temperature, these two mixes should blend perfectly to create a single blended mixture.

DIY Daily Conditioner Emulsifying the Two MixturesDIY Daily Conditioner Emulsifying the Two Mixtures

Next, use the handheld stick blender to fully incorporate all the ingredients. If the mixtures are at the right temperatures, then you shouldn’t end up with separation of the oils and water. You will know whether it was mixed correctly by the consistency of the conditioner. It should begin to look creamy and feel thicker. It will begin to look more like more like real conditioner. Also, it may look a lot like lotion. if you’ve ever made homemade lotion, then you will know exactly what to look for in a conditioner. Also, you should notice a lovely light yellow hue!

DIY Daily Conditioner Adding in the Fragrance Oil and Preservative

After, we will be ready to add in the Optiphen preservative, the pure vitamin E oil, and the Goldie Dreadlocks Fragrance Oil. These will be the last ingredients that you will need to complete this mixture! But, make sure that the mixture is still between 120-140 degrees Fahrenheit before you mix in the ingredients. Waiting for the mixture to drop to this temperature will make sure that the Optiphen and the fragrance don’t burn off. Otherwise, you could end up losing the positive impacts that this additive has on the product. Plus, at this point in the process you should have a well blended conditioner.

DIY Daily Conditioner Filling the 16 oz BottlesDIY Daily Conditioner Filling the 16 oz Bottles

Now, you are ready to fill your white 16 oz. bottles! All you need to do is wait for your conditioner to cool to room temperature. Your conditioner is finally complete and ready for you to package. So, fill up your gallon Ziploc bag with this finished mixture. At this point you may want to have two of the bottles open and ready to use. Then, place the corner of the bag over the opening of one bottle. You want to make sure you will have control over the bag before you cut, as it may come out quickly. Also, as you begin filling the bottles you may want to lightly tap the bottle on the counter. This should help reduce the air bubbles.

DIY Daily Conditioner Using Your Finished Product

Finally, your homemade conditioner is finished! This diy hair product can be used exactly the same way as a commercially purchased conditioner. So, you can simply use this diy conditioner the exact same way you would use that product. Also, it may be even more effective in bringing out your blonde if you can leave your diy conditioner in longer. If you don’t want to add more time to your typical shower, then you can simply leave the conditioner in as you do everything else that you need, like shave or use body wash. This way you don’t rinse out the hair care product immediately and it has more time to sink in and work for your hair. So, the conditioner will have more time to nourish and lighten. So, you will have a head of hair that is moisturized and blonder!

DIY Daily Conditioner Sharing with Natures Garden

When you finish creating your homemade conditioner, we would love to see how it all turned out! Also, we would love to know how you felt about this hair care recipe. Whether you want to show off your recipe, share a story, or share your opinions on this recipe, we would be happy to hear from you. One great way to share your homemade creations with us is through social media! So, find us on the Natures Garden Facebook page or on Instagram and Twitter @ngscetns. If you are looking for more fragrance FUN, check out our recipe box for homemade candle, soap-making, and cosmetic recipes. We hope that you enjoyed this recipe and wish to hear from you soon!