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Aug
18

Rice Bran Oil Recipes


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Rice Bran Oil RecipesRice Bran Oil Recipes

Natures Garden knows that every single oil that you use in your homemade products matters. The combination of these specific oils and butters is what will determine the properties of your product! These properties vary from feeling, moisturizing power, and other additional benefits an oil may possess. While basically all of the oils we carry will moisturize your skin, each one has properties that are better suited for one situation over another. For example, a soap maker that is trying to make a more conditioning bar may use rice bran Oil. Or, a homemade lotion crafter may use this oil to create deeper moisturization power. While others may desire an oil with different properties for their products, many would love to use this ingredient in their products. So, all those that would like to use this nourishing oil can go through our list of the best rice bran oil recipes from Natures Garden. Each of these unique recipes expertly includes this cosmetic oil to create a product that is all its own and perfect for your skin. So, take a look and try out your favorite recipes!

Rice Bran Oil Recipes Tropical Lotion RecipeRice Bran Oil Recipes Tropical Lotion Recipe

First, we have the absolutely amazing Tropical Lotion Recipe! If you are looking to learn how to make lotion from scratch, then you will definitely want to check out the directions for this recipe. This homemade lotion recipe is a great choice for skin care! The oils and butters, which include rice bran oil, are nourishing for the skin. Plus, the scent of the Papaya Dragon Fruit Fragrance Oil is gorgeous with a tropical fruitopia of juicy peaches, papaya, exotic dragon fruit and fresh island pineapple tweaked with nutty notes of almond. Further, the color of this diy lotion without beeswax is lovely! The teal hue fits perfectly with the tropical aroma. This lotion recipe creates products that are great for the skin and will leave you smelling fantastic for quite some time!

Rice Bran Oil Recipes Calendula Sunshine Cold Process Soap RecipeRice Bran Oil Recipes Calendula Sunshine Cold Process Soap Recipe

Rice bran Oil is a great oil for creating soap. This oil will provide a conditioning, rich, creamy lather for your homemade soap. Plus, this is an oil that is great for sensitive skin types! So, you will absolutely want to try out this nice, sensitive cosmetic oil in your next cp soap recipe! In fact, try out some rice bran oil in our very own Calendula Sunshine Cold Process Soap Recipe! Not only does this recipe use lovely soaping oils, but this cp soap recipe includes real, whole Calendula flowers and the refreshing Breezes and Sunshine Fragrance Oil. So, your handmade soap will retain the strong scent of an aromatic blend of citrus, fresh marine notes, and summer flowers. So, this is a homemade soap recipe from scratch that will create great bars of soap that smell perfect and love the skin!

Rice Bran Oil Recipes Cucumber Cream RecipeRice Bran Oil Recipes Cucumber Cream Recipe

Next, you can use our rice bran oil to create the lovely Cucumber Cream Recipe! This easy homemade lotion recipe uses this oil perfectly. Not only is this cosmetic oil nourishing, but rice Bran oil is deeply moisturizing and is great for skin care! Further, Natures Garden’s rice bran oil will absorb into the skin fairly quickly. So, you won’t be left with an oily, greasy layer on the surface of your skin. Plus, this homemade lotion recipe uses Cucumber Splash Fragrance Oil to provide a clean aroma that is perfect for a body lotion. This refreshing aroma is of cucumber, bergamot, aloe, and grapefruit; followed by middle notes of freesia, melons, paperwhites, and jasmine; well-rounded with base notes of teakwood, sandalwood, fern, and oakmoss. So, the scent and skin caring properties combined create a fantastic diy lotion recipe that is sure to properly care for your skin.

Rice Bran Oil Recipes Hippies & Hemp Cold Process Soap RecipeRice Bran Oil Recipes Hippies & Hemp Cold Process Soap Recipe

Additionally, you can create a batch of bright and fun colored soaps that are totally groovy. Plus, these soaps will care for and nourish your skin. Our Hippies & Hemp Cold Process Soap Recipe is a lovely batch of soap that you are going to just love. First, this cp soap bar uses bright soap colorants to create six different colors. These colors are interchangeably poured into the molds to create an almost tie dye pattern in the soaps. Further, these bars use the lovely Cannabis Flower Fragrance Oil, which is a blend of shimmering green fern and cannabis notes that unfold to reveal a rich floral accord of violet and gardenia in this fantasy scent. Plus, a warm blend of cashmere wood surrounds the floralcy, while sensual undertones of musk and golden amber soften the scent. Overall, this soap making formulation is a perfect hippie soap recipe!

Rice Bran Oil Recipes Wine Cold Process Soap RecipeRice Bran Oil Recipes Wine Cold Process Soap Recipe

If you are a lover of wine, then this is going to be the best soap recipe for you! The Wine Cold Process Soap Recipe is another marvelous cold process soap recipe that you will not want to miss out on! This soap recipe uses the delicious Merlot Wine Fragrance Oil along with real red wine! Not only does the wine enhance the scent of velvety nuances of plums, apples, red raspberries and strawberries which combine with a light alcoholic and spicy background that all create an amazing aroma in soap. Furthermore, real red wine has been known to have some fantastic benefits for the skin! It is said that red wine will help with signs of aging, help clear pores, and may even fight acne! Everything about this batch of soap screams amazing! You can’t find a more authentic bar of wine soap than one that includes real, red wine. So, try out this bar and get ready to be amazed!

Rice Bran Oil Recipes Sensual Massage Oil RecipeRice Bran Oil Recipes Sensual Massage Oil Recipe

Also, you can use rice bran oil to create a perfectly Sensual Massage Oil Recipe! Additionally, this diy massage oil includes Sweet Almond Oil and Vitamin E Oil. Together these oils create a perfect blend for a massage oil. You will feel the glide of this soothing, sensual massage oil as you begin to get worked on. Furthermore, the blend of essential oils and herbs is an aroma that you will not be able to resist! The Lavender Essential Oil and Patchouli Essential Oil combine to create a blend that will both soothe and excite your partner. Further, the incorporation of real Lavender Flowers Whole Select adds to the natural benefits of the Essential oils. So, this handcrafted natural massage oil recipe is a perfect for pampering one another. Further, this cosmetic recipe could make a great addition to any stay at home date ideas for couples or even romantic night ideas in the bedroom.

Rice Bran Oil Recipes Sweet Orange Chili Pepper Cold Process Soap RecipeRice Bran Oil Recipes Sweet Orange Chili Pepper Cold Process Soap Recipe

Next, you should check out our Sweet Orange Chili Pepper Cold Process Soap Recipe. This is a lovely soap recipe that perfectly includes rice bran oil. Of course, this soaping oil will add to your bar’s conditioning properties, hardness, and creamy lather. Plus, this bar of cp soap contains the scent of our Sweet Orange Chili Pepper Fragrance Oil, which is the sassy, saucy combination of Valencia Orange, Sparkling Bergamot, Tangerine Zest, Tart Cassis, Orange Juice, Neroli, Ground Pepper, Fiery Chili Pepper, and Sheer Musk. Plus, this soap making fragrance oil has been tested to perform perfectly for homemade soaps with no big issues and a strong scent in soap. Furthermore, you can create a gorgeous In-the-Pot Swirl with this batch of soap. We use red, orange, and white to make a unique swirl in our soaps that are just as fiery as this scent!

Rice Bran Oil Recipes Shimmer Gel Potpourri RecipeRice Bran Oil Recipes Shimmer Gel Potpourri Recipe

Also, you can use rice bran oil to create a wonderful room scenting product for your home. Our Shimmer Gel Potpourri Recipe includes both Soy Wax 464 and rice bran oil to create a gel to hold your fragrance. This works in your burner the same as typical solid wax tarts. No need to break off a piece of your wax warmer tarts. Just squeeze this gel scent product into your candle warmer. Then, turn on your warmer and let this product fill your home with the scent of the lovely Glitter Fragrance Oil! So, you will enjoy the aroma of a feminine, yet confident and alluring aroma combining sheer floral notes of iris, jasmine, water lily, orchid, and white rose, with clean, fresh top notes of neroli and pink grapefruit blossoms and sexy bottom notes of sandalwood, soft musk, and tonka bean. This is a perfect room scent for lovely women looking for a scent that is just as gorgeous as they are!

Rice Bran Oil Recipes Vanilla Liquid Potpourri RecipeRice Bran Oil Recipes Vanilla Liquid Potpourri Recipe

Plus, you can use the Rice Bran Oil to create our own Vanilla Liquid Potpourri Recipe! This is a perfect way to create diy home scents for your warmer pots. This is a fun alternative to wax tarts or candles. Instead, this liquid potpourri is poured into the warmer dish. So, no need to melt wax to create your room scenting product. The rice bran oil acts as a carrier oil that will hold the scent and allow your fragrance oil to last for a longer amount of time! So, you can keep the lovely scent of the NG Vanilla Lace and Pearls Type Fragrance Oil around your house for so much longer than a fragrance alone. To use this all you have to do is add some of this oil to your heating warmer and let the scent disperse in the room. In practically no time at all your home will be filled with the scent of French vanilla with African vanilla on a dry down of sweet flower and musk. So, you should definitely try out this new kind of room scenting idea in your warmer!

Rice Bran Oil Recipes Lip Balm Recipe Without BeeswaxRice Bran Oil Recipes Lip Balm Recipe Without Beeswax

Lastly, we have a homemade lip balm with coconut oil that is perfect for vegans! We hear and understand the reasons why you wouldn’t want to use beeswax, so we have formulated a recipe that completely replaces this ingredient. This alternative cosmetic wax is a perfect replacement in lip balm. Plus this has the added benefit of being a vegan lip balm! The Lip Balm Recipe Without Beeswax uses all the great lip balm ingredients of a regular homemade lip balm with the simple replacement of one wax. So, no need to bother the bees! We have it covered! Instead, our lip balm recipe uses the best vegan wax for lip balm that we could find, which is rice bran wax! This rice based wax is well loved for its non-sticky feeling on the lips. Also, you can flavor your lip care product by adding the Horchatta (Cinnamon Rolls) Flavoring to your product. This lip flavoring tastes delicious like fresh cinnamon rolls! So, enjoy this amazing lip balm recipe for lip softening and a scrumptious taste!

Rice Bran Oil Recipes Share With Us

We hope that you enjoy this oil in your own homemade products as well as in our own rice bran oil recipes! All of these recipes were specifically formulated to get the best out of this lovely cosmetic oil. We love the deep moisturizing power of rice bran wax. So, we formulated recipes that could provide this to your skin more effectively. Then, we just had to share these lovely recipes with our customers! Further, you can share your own creations with us at Natures Garden. Of course, we would love to hear all about your ideas and uses for rice bran oil. However, any unique, cute, or fun products that our customers have created would be fantastic. We love seeing what you all have been able to create! If you are interested in showing off your creations a bit, then share with us on either the Natures Garden Facebook page or on our Instagram with @ngscents. We hope to hear from you soon!

Oct
17

Black Walnut Hulls


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Black Walnut HullsBlack Walnut Hulls

Hello everyone! Are you adventurous? Are you a crafter? Do you like to try new and exciting things with your crafts? Have you ever used black walnut hulls in your crafts? If you haven’t yet, get on that! Black walnut hulls are amazing! They can be used in a variety of different ways in many different industries! They can be used for medicinal purposes, skin care, cosmetics, bath and body products, and even food and wood working! They are such versatile ingredients that after reading this, you won’t be able to resist trying them!

Black walnut hulls, or otherwise known as Juglans Nigra, are actually the outside shells or coverings of black walnuts. They are a species of the walnut family Juglandaceae and native to North America and some parts of Canada. They are found in Texas, Florida, Georgia, South Dakota and Ontario, Canada. During the 17th century, black walnut was used for many hard wood products like flooring, gunstock, building furniture, and even making coffins. They were used for these purposes because of their great grain and luster and its dark-red-brown color. Romans actually called black walnut the “imperial nut”!

There are many medicinal benefits to using black walnut hulls as well! It can treat many skin conditions like eczema, acne, warts, psoriasis, cold sores, herpes, athlete’s foot, and even inflamed tissues. When used as a cosmetics ingredient, it treats all of those things as well as yeast infections and even ringworm. One thing contained in black walnut hulls is called tannin. Tannin helps to reduce excessive sweating and shrink the sweat glands. Many other ailment can be treated with black walnut hulls as well such as balancing blood sugar, lowering serum cholesterol, getting oxygen into the blood, lowering blood pressure, helping to detoxify the body, and it has been said that they can even help to “kill” cancer cells! For women, they help to regulate the amount of blood loss during periods. However, pregnant women are recommended not to use black walnut hulls because they could possibly cause the child birth defects or even cause the mother to have a miscarriage. Please do not take my blogs as medical advice though! Always consult your doctor before using anything as replacement for medical treatment!

Bath and body products can include black walnut hulls as well! When used in a face mask, they help to soothe the skin. They can also be added to bath bomb recipes and massage oils. When used for soap making, black walnut hulls are used to color the soap a natural dark brown color. They can also be added to primary colored soap to bring the color down to a more natural, muted level. Wondering how to find this great product on our site? Just type “black walnut” or “black walnut hulls” into the search bar and it will take you directly to our Black Walnut Hulls Powder! Did you know that black walnut trees are also used as timber trees? And they can be added to a variety of foods! Also, black walnuts used to be used as hair dye because of its rich dark brown-black color! Make sure to try out this awesome product as soon as possible! And keep watching for more Enlightened by Layla! Looking for new things to try? Check out all of our free classes and recipes including our Black Walnut Hulls Class!

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Jan
14

Shea Butter


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Shea ButterShea Butter

An essential element to Africans for thousands of years, the benefits of Shea Butter are quickly becoming center stage in many western parts of the world.  Shea butter is a substance that naturally contains vitamins a and e.  This butter is very beneficial to skin care and medicinal industries.  It can be added to various body products such as lotions or salves for anti-inflammatory (reduce inflammation), emollient (softening or soothing skin), and humectant (retaining or keeping moisture) properties.   But, more over, Shea butter also assists with the removal of scars and stretch marks.  Shea butter can even help with skin irritations such as diaper rashes.

Shea Butter comes from the wild growing Karite tree in Africa. The Karite tree can live up to 300 years of age.  The Karite tree starts to produce seeds at 10-15 years of age.  These seeds (or nuts) parallel that of a large plum. The fruit of the Karite tree has become a priceless item to the people of Africa.  Often considered “women’s gold”, these nuts not only provide food and medicine to the people of Africa, but they are also a main source of income for many of the women who are employed by the production of Shea butter.

Shea butter can be made in various different ways:

When a Karite tree produces nuts, they are collected.  Traditionally, the nuts are then opened and roasted.  This roasting is done to ensure a constant texture in the Shea butter.  When this consistency is achieved, the butter is then removed from the nuts, kneaded, and finally is analyzed for quality.  Once it is approved, the Shea butter, which has a ivory or cream like color, is then exported out of Africa.

Another way to get Shea butter is the crushing and boiling of the nuts.  Since the Shea butter is really a fatty substance, it will float to the top of the water.  The Shea butter is then skimmed out of the water and then it naturally solidifies.  Once it is in a solid form, it is checked for quality and exported.

Shea butter can also be extracted by the cold pressing method.   

Shea butter can also be filtered.  This form of Shea butter involves a process of clay filtering which allows for a smoother texture.  This clay filtering method allows for the removal of any shell particles that may still be in the Shea Butter.

Physically speaking Shea butter is a great substance to apply raw (right on the skin).  Its butter like consistency readily melts (from the heat of our bodies), and is absorbed into the skin.  Shea butter is invaluable to both the medicinal and cosmetic industries. 

Medical Uses:

Some of the key components as to why Shea butter is beneficial to the medical industry are that Shea butter is:  antimicrobial, antioxidant, and anti inflammatory.

Shea Butter works as a natural sun block.  This is because it is able to absorb some ultraviolet rays, due to the fact that Shea butter contains the component cinnamic acid.  The addition of Shea butter to a lotion or cream will allow the product to provide some sun blocking properties against harmful UV rays.

Shea butter is also used as a base in many medicinal ointments because of its anti-inflammatory properties.

This amazing product can even help to alleviate discomfort from bruises and even burns (heat/wind/sun burns).  Medicinally speaking, using raw Shea butter on sore and achy muscles will actually drain the toxins from the area, helping to reduce the soreness.

This is a go to ingredient for massaging people who suffer from arthritis and pains in their joints.  This is because Shea butter contains stigmasterol, an agent for preventing stiffness.

And, within the realm of massaging, Shea butter is a perfect massaging agent.  Because this ingredient melts when it is in contact with the skin, it creates an ideal situation for deep tissue massages.

Cosmetic Uses:

Shea butter is one of the best all natural skin care products available hence it growing popularity in this booming market.

Due to its moisturizing benefits, Shea butter prevents chapping and extremely dry skin.  It is a great go to ingredient for dermatitis, psoriasis, and eczema.  As an exemplary moisturizer, Shea butter contains many fatty acids.  These fatty acids are necessary to help keep skin looking supple and youthful.  Shea butter also assists our skin in keeping its elasticity.  This is because Shea butter can actually encourage collagen production from our bodies.

Shea butter can be used as a natural hair conditioner.  But, the healthy hair benefits do not stop there.  Shea Butter can actually prevent hair from breaking and thinning and actually stimulates hair growth!  Shea butter can even be used as hair pomade.

For hand creams and body lotions, not only does the addition of Shea butter help to keep skin moisturized, but it also helps with cracked cuticles and even fortifies nail beds.  This ingredient is ideal for the super dry areas of your skin such as elbows, knees, and heels.

In shaving creams Shea butter can help to prevent irritations.  It even promotes the skin to have a radiant and healthy glow.

Shea Butter is ideal for soap making.  Because many of the components of Shea butter are non-saponifiable, therefore, many of the nutrients and skin loving elements are still existent in the finished bar of soap.  To view a great cold process soap making recipe that contains Shea butter and all its healthy benefits, please click here. 

To help firm and rejuvenate sagged, wrinkled, or aged skin, use Shea butter in the formulation of your bath and body products.  Promoting cell renewal and increasing circulation, this is an overall great ingredient for your whole body product line.

A great makeup remover that does not clog pores, Shea butter can be used to remove facial makeup in a cinch.

As you can see, Shea butter has many versatile uses.  A great addition to any bath and body recipe, Shea butter is easy to work with and will provide your products will numerous healthy benefits.  To purchase Shea butter from a trusted supplier in the soap and cosmetic industry, please click on this link.

Apr
19

Organic Products with Essential Oils


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fragrance oils1.  What’s your name & Your Company Name:  Caryn Stockwell, Second Star Designs

2.  Why did you decide to go into business?  What was your motivation?  How long have you been in business?  I have been a professional seamstress and clothing designer for over 20 years, starting and closing a number of companies over the years.  In 2008, at the behest of a local store, I launched Second Star Designs with my line of children’s clothing – providing quality products that my customers could afford; clothing that could be handed down generation after generation instead of ending up in landfills.  In 2011, my skin developed a sensitivity to certain chemicals and fibers.  This led to the creation of clothing produced using only natural fibers and eventually, only organic materials.  This sensitivity increased to a point wherein I even became sensitive to the chemicals found in commercially produced body products. 

In 2012, out of concern for the environment and the toxins used in the majority of the products found on the store shelves, I created an organic healing salve for use in our home.  I shared this new product with friends and family.  Those using this salve responded with excitement over its healing properties, asking where they could purchase it in bulk.  Within a few short months, four stores in the Portland/Vancouver Metro area were carrying my healing salve and requesting additional products along similar lines.  These requests led to my Barista Blend lip balms, Aromatic Tub Teas, and organic MP soap bars, which were released in December 2012.

With the onset of 2013, I was accepted as an Official Designer for Fashion Week San Diego.  The organizers were interested in both my organic, bio-friendly adult clothing line and my small line of organic body products; asking me to bring both product lines to San Diego this coming Fall.  In the meantime, I was receiving requests from stores to add additional products to the body products line.  Always willing to try something new, I created my first loaf of cold process soap toward the end of January.  Much in the same way that one tattoo leads to another, one loaf of soap has led to another and another and another … with people wanting to purchase bars of soap simply from seeing photos posted on my Facebook Fan Page.

In the last three months, I have discovered a new passion in the creation of organic body products; products that we personally love to use.  In addition to the soaps, healing salve, and tub teas, I have added a number of organic products that consist of 98% to 100% organic ingredients, packaged in recyclable/biodegradable packaging.

3.  What products do you make and sell?   I have a line of clothing for infants and children.  I am designing and manufacturing a line of bio-friendly adult clothing.  Under the raison éthique™ by Second Star Designs label, I have added a line of organic body products to my repertoire:  CP soap, lip balms, tub teas, scented bath salts, chocolate solar salts, healing salve, capsaicin cream, whipped body soufflés, massage oil lotion bars, foaming liquid hand soap, bath truffles, and glycerin soap.  In the next two months, along with creating our own glycerin soap base, we anticipate offering massage oil candles which will be hand-crafted using a proprietary blend of GMO-free, non-soy, vegetable wax.

4.  What are your business goals?   We are hoping to grow both business divisions into self-supporting entities providing wonderful products that our customers’ skin will love to live in.

5.  What are some products you use from Natures Garden; what are your favorite products from Natures Garden?   I use a number of essential oils from Natures Garden; my favorites being their Natural Vanilla Infusion.  I have also recently discovered that NG carries a number of oils, butters and clays that are difficult to find anywhere else … which I plan on adding to my shopping list.

Your Website:  http://www.secondstardesigns.com

Facebook page:  http://www.facebook.com/2ndStarDesigns

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/tinksecondstar

Blog:  http://2ndstardesigns.blogspot.com/

Apr
06

Soaps and Candles with Fragrance Oils


This entry was posted in bath and body, bath products, candle fragrance oils, Fragrance Oils, handmade soap, lotion, massage oils, Pillar of Bliss, Soap making supplies and tagged , , , , , , , , , , on by .

biker (1)1.  What’s your name & Your Company Name:  Perkie’s  Potions

2.  Why did you decide to go into business?  What was your motivation?  How long have you been in business?   I decided to go into business because It was something I could do with my new physical limitations.   I’ve been in business 3 yrs.

3.  What products do you make and sell?  I make home soaps, candle melts, jar candles, candles, lotions, edible massage oils, bath products, diaper creations and have recently added tutus.

4.  What are your business goals?  I want to be able to help support my family.

5.  What are some products you use from Natures Garden; what are your favorite products from Natures Garden?  I use Natures Garden’s Pillar of Bliss wax, fragrance oils, and recipes.

Website:  http://apps.facebook.com/ecwid-shop/store/137531693019679

Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Perkies-Potions/137531693019679