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Jun
22

What is a Carrier Oil?


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What is a Carrier Oil?What is a Carrier Oil?

What is a Carrier Oil? These are all the natural cosmetic oils that you can use in your homemade recipes. They are perfect for creating homemade soap, crafting a skin-loving lotion recipe, and making many of the other kinds of cosmetic recipes. So, knowing about these oils is important for creating the types of bath and body products that you need!

What is a Carrier Oil?: Making Soap Supplies

If you are looking for a good recipe for making soap, then it is going to have some carrier oils in it. Anyone making soap from scratch knows that the carrier oils you choose can influence the quality of your bars. So, these ingredients are essential for cold process soap recipes. You can see specifics on how each oil affects the soap on our Soaping Oil Properties. Even melt and pour soap recipes can benefit by adding some carrier oils to the soap base, which is often done to make the bar more conditioning to the skin.

What is a Carrier Oil?: Lotion Making

Also, our bulk carrier oils can be used to create an amazing homemade lotion recipe. These are the oils that we include to nourish and moisturize your skin. In fact, the oils are what do the majority of the skin care in lotions. While you can use butters along with your oils, they can lead to a thicker cream or even a body butter. So, lighter lotions need key carrier oils to perform effectively!

What is a Carrier Oil?: Using Essential Oils

Although essential oils are natural, they aren’t safe to put directly on your skin. Plus, adding a carrier oil will help hold on to the aroma longer than on its own. So, it is actually beneficial for your scent to mix an essential oil with a carrier oil before applying. One of the best carrier oils for essential oils would have to be Sweet Almond Oil or Argan Oil.

What is a Carrier Oil?: Kinds of Carrier OilsWhat is a Carrier Oil?: Kinds of Carrier Oils

There are many different kinds of carrier oils that you can mix together for your recipes. Depending on your skin type or level of dryness, you may want to have lighter or heavier oils. Also, some oils are better for face lotions or for foot care. So, the blend of carrier oils that you want varies based on your product and its purpose.

What is a Carrier Oil?: Apricot Kernel OilWhat is a Carrier Oil?: Apricot Kernel Oil

First, we have Apricot Kernel Oil, an oil that is light and excellent for skin care. While this oil is light enough to not block pores, it is conditioning enough to be a luxurious oil for cp soap. It’s great for making lotions that don’t leave a greasy feeling and skin into the skin. Also, its perfect in soap because the oil will sink into the skin quickly to fully moisturize the skin. We’ve used this wonderful oil in many bath and body recipes, including the Chamomile Light Lotion Recipe and the Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe.

What is a Carrier Oil?: Argan OilWhat is a Carrier Oil?: Argan Oil

Next, we have an oil that is amazing for skin care. Argan Oil is easily absorbed into the skin and won’t leave a greasy feeling on your skin. Plus, this cosmetic oil allows your skin to breathe and doesn’t block pores. In fact, this ingredient is used in many acne-fighting recipes. We included this oil in a few cosmetic recipes, like the Argan Soap Recipe and the Sour Watermelon Sugar Scrub Cubes Recipe. In our cp soap recipe, this oil increased the lather and nourished the skin beautifully.

What is a Carrier Oil?: Avocado OilWhat is a Carrier Oil?: Avocado Oil

Also, adding Avocado Oil to your homemade recipes is a perfect way to increase the moisturizing ability of your product. This cosmetic ingredient is a heavy oil that is perfect for providing dry, damaged skin with the nourishment it deserves. Plus, the high level of unsaponifiable fatty acids and high vitamin content make this skin-sensitive oil great for adding some extra conditioning power to your soap bars, which you can see in the Gentle Avocado Cold Process Soap Recipe.

What is a Carrier Oil?: Castor OilWhat is a Carrier Oil?: Castor Oil

Another great oil for your homemade cosmetic recipes is Castor Oil. Not only is this oil thick and perfect for nourishing dry, damaged skin, but this oil is a humectant. This means that oil will pull moisture to it, which will further moisturize your skin as it absorbs. Perfect for creating lotions for feet, like the Natural Salve Recipe , which are often one of the most damaged areas of skin. While this oil would provide some conditioning properties and a rich, creamy lather, it can make your soap sticky. So, avoid adding too much of this oil in your cp soap formulations. By limiting the amount of Castor Oil, we were able use the beneficial properties without as many drawbacks, like with our St Pattys Day Cold Process Soap Recipe as well as many other soaps.

What is a Carrier Oil?: Coconut OilWhat is a Carrier Oil?: Coconut Oil

Coconut Oil is a great oil for skin that sinks in well and is perfect for scrub recipes like the Foaming Hibiscus Scrub Recipe. Also, this sensitive oil is perfect to add to lip balm supplies for making recipes like the Kahlua and Cream Lip Balm Recipe. For soapmaking, this oil provides a hard bar with a bubbly lather that is cleansing. Many find that adding more than 20% of this oil is drying for the skin, so some people may include more conditioning oils to the recipe or even super fat the formula to include more oils.

What is a Carrier Oil?: Grapeseed OilWhat is a Carrier Oil?: Grapeseed Oil

Another fantastic oil for bath and body recipes is Grapeseed Oil. This oil is perfect for cosmetic supplies because it is a lightweight moisturizer that is effective without being too greasy for the skin. So, this oil is perfect for creating lotions sensitive enough for the face, like our Natural Facial Night Cream Recipe. Also, this oil is perfect for soap-making, like our Raspberry CP Soap Recipe. This oil is moisturizing, and even anti-acne, for soap but it doesn’t leave a greasy, heavy oil feeling on the skin.

What is a Carrier Oil?: Jojoba OilWhat is a Carrier Oil?: Jojoba Oil

While Jojoba Oil is technically a liquid wax, it is still fantastic for skin care products. This cosmetic ingredient is perfect for everything from lotions like our Shea Lotion with Herbal Infusion Recipe to lip care products like our Green Apple Lip Balm Recipe. In your soap recipes, this cosmetic ingredient is just as conditioning as luxury oils. But, this oil has a longer shelf life.

What is a Carrier Oil?: Lanolin OilWhat is a Carrier Oil?: Lanolin Oil

Lanolin Oil is a great cosmetic oil that is wonderful for moisturizing and protecting damaged hair and dry skin. This oil contains very few saponifiables, so it maintains its conditioning properties and provides the bar with a silky feeling. So, we used this wonderful oil in our Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe. Also, you can use lanoin in a solid form, which still absorbs well and is great for protecting damaged skin. This thicker oil has all of the same beneficial properties and can even be used in soaps, like our Beard Soap Recipe.

Raspberry CP Soap Recipe What is a Carrier Oil?: Macadamia Nut Oil

Next, we have Macadamia Nut Oil, which is an oil that is light and perfectly absorbs into the skin. This non-greasy oil is perfect for creating lotions, like our Almond Body Cream Recipe. Also, this oil is perfect for adding conditioning properties to your soap and is even great for mature skin types. So, we included this oil in our Lavender Cold Process Soap Recipe.

What is a Carrier Oil?: Meadowfoam Seed OilWhat is a Carrier Oil?: Meadowfoam Seed Oil

Another great oil that skins into the skin beautifully is Meadowfoam Seed Oil. Not only does this oil work to repair damaged skin, but it has a long shelf life due to its high level of antioxidants. So, it worked wonderfully in our Honey Vanilla Lip Balm Recipe. Also, this cosmetic oil can be used to superfat soap, reduce rancidity, and increase the fragrance’s lifespan. So, this oil was a great addition to our Raspberry CP Soap Recipe.

What is a Carrier Oil?: Olive Oil

Olive Oil is often a top choice for soapers, because it is very conditioning, helps harden the bar, and creates a mild bar of soap. While some soapmakers may use only olive oil in Castille soap or mostly olive oil in Marseille soap, it makes the bar a bit slimy and barely has a lather. So, many soapers will combine this oil with others to create a great soap recipe, like in our Creamy Cocoa Craziness Cold Process Soap Recipe.

What is a Carrier Oil?: Palm OilWhat is a Carrier Oil?: Palm Oil

Next, we have another great oil for creating soaps, which is Palm Oil. This soap making ingredient creates a hard, white bar that has a rich, creamy lather. We have used this wonderfully cleansing oil in many recipes, like our Calendula Swirl Soap Recipe and our Beer Cold Process Soap Recipe. 

You may find that your cosmetic oil has solidified, this is because the melt point is slightly above room temperature. Luckily, this is easy to fix. All you have to do is set your bottle in a bowl of warm water until the oil melts again.

What is a Carrier Oil?: Pumpkin Seed OilWhat is a Carrier Oil?: Pumpkin Seed Oil

Pumpkin Seed Oil is rich in vitamins and minerals, which provide great properties for the skin. This oil sinks into the skin without leaving oily residue to repair damaged skin. So, it was a perfect addition to our Pumpkin Sugar Scrub Recipe.

What is a Carrier Oil?: Rice Bran OilWhat is a Carrier Oil?: Rice Bran Oil

Rice Bran Oil has benefits similar to Olive Oil, so it is conditioning and great for soaps! So, we included this lovely soaping oil in our Wine Cold Process Soap Recipe as well as other great cp soap recipes. Plus, this rich, conditioning bar is perfect for both mature and sensitive skin types.

What is a Carrier Oil?: Safflower OilWhat is a Carrier Oil?: Safflower Oil

Also, we have a nourishing and skin-loving oil that is perfect for homemade products. Safflower Oil is moisturizing and nourishing for the skin, so we included it in many soap recipes and our own Hair Conditioner For Redheads Recipe.

What is a Carrier Oil?: Sesame Seed OilWhat is a Carrier Oil?: Sesame Seed Oil

Another great cosmetic oil is Sesame Seed Oil, which is a light cosmetic ingredient full of nutrients for the skin. We include this lovely oil in recipes like our Giraffe Bubble Bars Recipe or our Beard Balm Recipe. Also, this oil can be used in cp soap to help slow trace, nourish the skin, and provide a silky lather.

What is a Carrier Oil?: Sunflower OilWhat is a Carrier Oil?: Sunflower Oil

Also, Sunflower Oil works well with palm oil and olive oils to provide a rich creamy lather. Plus, this oil is very moisturizing and will provide a silky feel to the soaps. So, this is perfect for adding to our soap recipes and bath products, like our Natural Beet Root Lip Gloss Recipe.

What is a Carrier Oil?: Sweet Almond OilWhat is a Carrier Oil?: Sweet Almond Oil

Lastly, we have a light oil that will perfectly absorb into the skin Sweet Almond Oil. So, it was a great choice for bath and body recipes like Tranquility Bath Melts Recipe or Fruity Rings Emulsified Sugar Scrub Recipe. Plus, this oil is perfect for adding some conditioning properties to your soaps.

 

What is a Carrier Oil? : Reach Out to UsWhat is a Carrier Oil? : Reach Out to Us

We hope that you were able to find some carrier oils that you enjoy for your bath and body products. Not only are there many to choose from, but there are many combinations that you can try for your recipes. Just start with your favorites and build from there! If you have anymore questions about these oils and how they will work in your recipes, then reach out to us. An easy way to get in contact with us is to reach out on social media. We are on Facebook, Instagram (@ngscents), and Twitter (@ngscents).

Sep
12

25 Ways to Use Sweet Almond Oil


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30 Ways to Use Sweet Almond Oil25 Ways to Use Sweet Almond Oil

The following list from Natures Garden will explain 25 ways to use sweet almond oil. Sweet almond oil is non-greasy, nice and light, and helps moisturize and nourish your skin. Since it is a light oil, it absorbs easily into the skin. Sweet almond oil is often used in a variety of homemade bath and body products such as, lip gloss recipes, massage oil recipes, sugar scrub recipes, lotion recipes, salt scrub recipes, and homemade soap recipes.

 

 

 25 Ways to Use Sweet Almond Oil Almond Body Cream Recipe25 Ways to Use Sweet Almond Oil Almond Body Cream Recipe

First, we have a wonderful recipe from Natures Garden. Almond Body Cream Recipe shows you how to make a light and fluffy body cream. In addition to almond fragrance oil, this handmade lotion recipe includes sweet almond oil and macadamia nut oil. Both of these oils will absorb easily into your skin, leaving it moisturized without feeling greasy. Finally, we use Natures Garden’s silky emulsifying wax to give the lotion a fabulous glide. It will make a great addition to your bath and body product line!

 

25 Ways to Use Sweet Almond Oil Beard Balm Recipe25 Ways to Use Sweet Almond Oil Beard Balm Recipe

Next, we have an awesome recipe to add to your men’s collection. Our Beard Balm Recipe was formulated specifically with a man’s beard in mind. Each ingredient in the balm recipe was added for its skin and hair benefits. Some of these ingredients include, shea butter, lanolin, olive oil, sesame oil.  For more information about each ingredient used, check out our beard balm article. You can’t go wrong trying this recipe. Everyone will love it!

 

25 Ways to Use Sweet Almond Oil Solid Pink Salt Scrub Recipe25 Ways to Use Sweet Almond Oil Solid Pink Salt Scrub Recipe

Now, Natures Garden has a fabulous Solid Pink Salt Scrub Recipe that provides exfoliation to your skin. The recipe will make conveniently packaged salt scrubs.  In addition it includes both coarse and fine pink salt to help exfoliate your skin. So, whether you need a lighter exfoliation or something with a little more scrubbing power, this recipe has just what you need! Natures Garden scented this salt scrub recipe with NG Sun and Sand Type Fragrance Oil. Use this scrub to soothe your stress away. This is definitely a must have scrub recipe to add to any bath and body product line!

 

25 Ways to Use Sweet Almond Oil Beard Soap Recipe25 Ways to Use Sweet Almond Oil Beard Soap Recipe

Next, another recipe for men! Beard Soap Recipe from Natures Garden is a wonderful hot process soap recipe. Beard Soap Recipe contains many butters and oils that are great for beards including; coconut oil, jojoba oil, sweet almond oil, olive oil, castor oil, lanolin oil USP liquid, sesame seed oil, cocoa butter, shea butter, and scented with balsam essential oil. This soap was formulated specifically with a men’s beard in mind. This is sure to be a hit for any men’s line!

 

25 Ways to Use Sweet Almond Oil Foaming Hibiscus Sugar Recipe25 Ways to Use Sweet Almond Oil Foaming Hibiscus Scrub Recipe

Next, Foaming Hibiscus Scrub Recipe gives off an amazing aroma! There are many different ingredients in this wonderful recipe. Natures Garden is scented with Hawaiian Sea Mist Fragrance Oil, an extremely popular fresh scent. Finally, this body scrub uses hibiscus powder. Hibuscus Powder also contains oligopeptides that have been shown to have wrinkle-smoothing properties. Finally, we added sodium cocoyl isethionate to allow this scrub to foam.

 

 

25 Ways to Use Sweet Almond Oil Peeps Cold Process Soap Recipe25 Ways to Use Sweet Almond Oil Peeps Cold Process Soap Recipe

Look how cute this soap is! This soap used an in the pot swirl and the scent of Yummy Gummy Fragrance Oil. This cold process soap will leave your skin smelling delightful. In addition, we used the Peeps Bunny Mold to create soap bunnies using melt and pour soap base. This soap recipe is perfect for Easter. Finally, we used a variety of Natures Garden’s FUN Soap Colorants to give this CP soap recipe a fun and vibrant color!

 

25 Ways to Use Sweet Almond Oil Wine Sugar Scrub Recipe25 Ways to Use Sweet Almond Oil Wine Sugar Scrub Recipe

Next, Natures Garden has a sugar scrub recipe that uses real wine! This bath and body recipe will make approximately nine 4 oz jars. A body scrub recipe that will smell yummy enough to eat. But of course we don’t recommend it! A great recipe for year round customers. Or for a special time of year such as Christmas and Valentines day. On top of having real red wine as an ingredients, this homemade bath and body product recipe is scented with Christmas Cabernet Fragrance Oil. A truly delicious aroma for a sugar scrub!

 

25 Ways to Use Sweet Almond Oil Mango Sorbet Bubble Bar Recipe25 Ways to Use Sweet Almond Oil Mango Sorbet Bubble Bar Recipe

Now we have a bubble bar recipe that smells so good! Natures Garden Mango Sorbet Bubble Bar Recipe will make about fifteen bubble bar scoops. That neat ingredient in this wonderful homemade bubble bar recipe is SCI or Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate. SCI acts as a foaming and cleansing agent when used in your homemade bath and body products. The best part is its safe for all skins types, even sensitive skin! If the name hasn’t given it away, we used Natures Garden Mango Sorbet Fragrance Oil. Also, to get this awesome color as shown, use Natures Garden FUN soap jailhouse red, yelp yellow, and yellow oxide.

 

25 Ways to Use Sweet Almond Oil Brown Sugar Lip Scrub Recipe25 Ways to Use Sweet Almond Oil Brown Sugar Lip Scrub Recipe

Now for all you lip balm makers, Natures Garden has a fabulous lip scrub recipe! First off, Brown Sugar Lip Scrub Recipe is an awesome and easy way to exfoliate and moisturize your lips! Brown sugar is the perfect exfoliant for your lips! When incorporated into a lip scrub recipe, brown sugar will provide a gentle exfoliation while the added sweet almond oil moisturizes for soft kissable lips.

 

25 Ways to Use Sweet Almond Oil Blueberry Bath Bomb Recipe25 Ways to Use Sweet Almond Oil Blueberry Bath Bomb Recipe

Who doesn’t love bath bombs? Well, we happen to especially love this homemade bath fizzy recipe from Natures Garden. I bet you’re wondering what makes this recipe so special, right? This particular bath bomb recipe incorporates a super fruit!  So, not only does this bath bomb use Natures Garden’s Blueberry Fragrance Oil, it also uses Camu Camu Fruit Powder. While Natures Garden sell camu camu for cosmetic use only, not for consumption, this super food contains many vitamins, antioxidants, iron, and calcium. So, treat your skin to this blueberry scented bath bomb.

 

25 Ways to Use Sweet Almond Oil Patchouli Infused Hair Conditioner Recipe 25 Ways to Use Sweet Almond Oil Patchouli Infused Hair Conditioner Recipe

Next, we have a homemade essential oil hair conditioner recipe. The patchouli conditioner not only leaves you have feeling amazing, but also smelling great too. Other than Patchouli Essential Oil, the recipe also uses Lavandin Grosso Pure Essential Oil. In addition, this recipe shows you how to infuse patchouli in your oils. You will fall in love with the aroma that is released when using this homemade infused hair conditioner.

 

25 Ways to Use Sweet Almond Oil Sour Watermelon Sugar Scrub Cubes Recipe25 Ways to Use Sweet Almond Oil Sour Watermelon Sugar Scrub Cubes Recipe

Yet another awesome sugar scrub recipe from Natures Garden! With a wonderful aroma that smells just like watermelon candy. This recipe uses poppy seeds to give the scrub a true to life watermelon look. In addition, we used the clamshell container to help you easily package your products. Finally, this handmade scrub uses both sugar and poppy seeds to exfoliate and sweet almond oil to moisturize your skin.

 

25 Ways to Use Sweet Almond Oil St. Patty's Day Cold Process Soap Recipe25 Ways to Use Sweet Almond Oil St. Pattys Day Cold Process Soap

A perfect homemade cold process soap recipe for St. Patty’s Day! This cp soap is scented with Nature’s Garden English Ivy Fragrance Oil. This soap uses both an in the pot swirl and a mica swirl to create a soap the is perfect for Saint Patricks Day.

 

 

25 Ways to Use Sweet Almond Oil Himalayan Pink Salt Scrub Recipe25 Ways to Use Sweet Almond Oil Himalayan Pink Salt Scrub Recipe

Next, Natures Garden has a salt scrub recipe using pink salt.  This scrub recipe is easy to create, taking minutes to make, and smells sweet and wonderful. We scented the Himalayan Pink Salt Scrub with Pink Sugar Fragrance Oil. Finally, we add ribbon for a cute added touch.

 

 

25 Ways to Use Sweet Almond Oil Emulsified Sugar Scrub Recipe25 Ways to Use Sweet Almond Oil Emulsified Sugar Scrub Recipe

In addition to this wonderful list of 25 ways to use sweet almond oil, here is an awesome emulsified sugar scrub recipe. Scented with a great bakery scent from Natures Garden, Sugar Cookie Brulee Fragrance Oil will give off a delicious aroma every time you open your jar. For those that don’t like a super oily sugar scrub, you should definitely check out this homemade body scrub recipe from Natures Garden.

 

 

 25 Ways to Use Sweet Almond Oil Hot Process Soap Recipe25 Ways to Use Sweet Almond Oil Hot Process Soap Recipe

And now we have a hot process soap recipe from Natures Garden! This hp soap recipe use sweet almond oil, of course, but is also scented with NG Baby Powder Fabuloso Fragrance Oil. If you are not familiar with hp soap making, some feel hot process soap is a bit simpler to make than cold process soap. The main difference in the two, hot process soap is made in a crock pot.  Cold process soap is made without the addition of heat, it is made in a bowl and allowed to cure for weeks before using it. When making hp soap, in most cases, you do not need to let the soap cure because the heat from your crock pot speeds up saponification.

 

25 Ways to Use Sweet Almond Oil Emulsified Beet Sugar Scrub Recipe25 Ways to Use Sweet Almond Oil Emulsified Beet Sugar Scrub Recipe

Are you looking for a natural colorant sugar scrub? Emulsified Beet Sugar Scrub Recipe uses beet root power as a colorant to give you this beautiful pink red color. To match the color of the emulsified beet sugar scrub recipe, Natures Garden used Fresh Raspberry Fragrance Oil to scent this lovely sugar scrub. Everyone loves sugar scrubs, so you definitely can’t go wrong with adding this homemade bath and body product to your line.

 

25 Ways to Use Sweet Almond Oil Seaside Spa Scrub Recipe25 Ways to Use Sweet Almond Oil Seaside Spa Scrub Recipe

Next, another scrub recipe from Natures Garden! Seaside Spa Scrub Recipe has many wonderful ingredients including; kelp powder, dead sea salt high minerals fine ground, lemon peel powder, orange peel powder, spirulina powder, sweet almond oil, vitamin E oil, and scented with seaside fragrance oil. The scrub recipe will give you a spa like experience right in the comfort of your own home.

 

25 Ways to Use Sweet Almond Oil Awapuhi Seaberry Cold Process Soap Recipe25 Ways to Use Sweet Almond Oil Awapuhi Seaberry Cold Process Soap Recipe

Next, is a well rounded cold process soap recipe. The Awapuhi Seaberry Fragrance Oil that is used with this CP soap recipe will leave your skin smelling wonderful. Tropical flowers and ozonic marine notes collide to give you this fresh fragrance that is sure to please.

 

 25 Ways to Use Sweet Almond Oil Brown Sugar Scrub Recipe25 Ways to Use Sweet Almond Oil Brown Sugar Scrub Recipe

Now, another fabulous sugar scrub recipe from Natures Garden! This time a brown sugar scrub recipe. This homemade body recipe from Natures Garden will leave your skin feeling soft and will help gently exfoliate your skin. Since brown sugar is a softer sugar, this is perfect for someone that isn’t in need of a lot of exfoliation. Finally, it is scented with NG Brown Sugar and Fig Fragrance Oil leaving a wonderful aroma on your skin.

 

25 Ways to Use Sweet Almond Oil Blackberry Sage Soap Recipe25 Ways to Use Sweet Almond Oil Blackberry Sage Soap Recipe

Our next sweet almond recipe is another great homemade cold process soap recipe. Natures Garden Blackberry Sage Soap Recipe uses an in the pot swirl. With a delightful aroma of Blackberry Sage Fragrance Oil, you will fall in love with this homemade cp soap recipe! We added a blackberry embed on top to finish the soap.

 

 

25 Ways to Use Sweet Almond Oil Orange Dreamsickle Bath Bomb Recipe25 Ways to Use Sweet Almond Oil Orange Dreamsickle Bath Bomb Recipe

Next, is an awesome bath bomb recipe that is made with both vanilla powder and orange peel powder. On addition, we scented the bath bombs with Dreamsickle Fragrance Oil. Not only does this fizzy smell amazing, but sweet almond oil was added to nourish your skin.

 

 

 

25 Ways to Use Sweet Almond Oil Fruity Rings Emulsified Sugar Scrub Recipe25 Ways to Use Sweet Almond Oil Fruity Rings Emulsified Sugar Scrub Recipe

Look how colorful this homemade recipe is! This homemade recipe will be sure to catch everyone’s eye! Also, the minute they open this colorful sugar scrub they will be greeted with a strong aroma of Fruity Rings Fragrance Oil that smells just like a popular cereal. This layered body scrub shows off six different layers created with Natures Garden’s FUN Soap Colorants used to make super the colorful Fruity Rings Emulsified Sugar Scrub Recipe.

 

25 Ways to Use Sweet Almond Recipe Foaming Bath Salts Recipe
25 Ways to Use Sweet Almond Oil Foaming Bath Salts Recipe

For all you bath lovers, Natures Garden has a foaming bath salts recipe that cleanses your skin and adds lots of moisture! In addition to the sweet almond oil, this recipe uses our French Lavender Fragrance Oil to help you relax and soak your stresses away.

 

 

 25 Ways to Use Sweet Almond Oil Skin Softening Bath Bomb Recipe25 Ways to Use Sweet Almond Oil Skin Softening Bath Bomb Recipe

Last, Natures Garden has a homemade bath bomb recipe made to help soften your skin with the addition of bentonite clay powder. It is a must have recipe. scented with Bergamot and Tarragon Leaves Fragrance Oil.

Aug
16

Almond Body Cream Recipe


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Almond Body Cream Recipe Almond Body Cream Recipe

Natures Garden has a wonderful almond body cream recipe that will please everyone who tries it. Furthermore, all the ingredients for this almond body lotion can be found right here at Natures Garden. Whether you are looking to add a cream to your bath and body product line, or you are looking for a new weekend craft project, you will not be disappointed. With only four phases in this body cream tutorial, you will find it to be fun and simple to make. However, not only is this lotion easy to make, it also contains many skin loving ingredients. Sweet almond oil, for example, is a moisturizing light oil that is easily absorbed by your skin. In addition, macadamia nut oil provides nourishment for dry, aging skin. Finally, we have added shea butter for additional nourishment and moisturizing.  This handcrafted body cream will leave you skin feeling soft and smooth without the greasy feeling that some lotions can leave. Everyone that has tried this recipe has instantly fallen in love!

Almond Body Cream Recipe Ingredients Available at Natures Garden

Shea Butter

Stearic Acid

Silky Emulsifying Wax

Sweet Almond Oil

Macadamia Nut Oil

Optiphen – Preservative

Vitamin E Oil (Tocopherol T-50) Natural

Almond Fragrance Oil

8 oz. Clear PET Jar

White Straight Lid Smooth 70/400

Thermometer

Almond Body Cream Recipe Other Ingredients and Equipment You Will Need

Distilled Water

Mixing Bowl

Stainless Steel Spoon

Stovetop

(2) Pots

Spatula

Stick Blender

Scale

Almond Body Cream a Closer Look at the Ingredients Used

Almond Fragrance Oil is amazing for a lotion.  It is an almond scent that is similar to a popular brand.  Our almond scented oil is a true almond aroma and a Natures Garden best selling fragrance oil!

Shea butter not only naturally contains vitamins, it also acts a humectant. In addition, it is often used in the medical industry as a base for many ointments due to its antimicrobial, antioxidant, and anti inflammatory properties.

Sweet Almond Oil is light, moisturizing, and easily absorbed into the skin. This means you will remain moisturized without the extra grease some creams and lotions can leave.

Macadamia Nut Oil is wonderfully nourishing for dry skin, leaving it soft and smooth.  In addition, it is high in omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids. It also has high levels of antioxidants. Finally, just like sweet almond oil, it is easily absorbed by the skin, without the greasy feel.

Silky Emulsifying Wax is an emulsifier that helps your oils and butters mix with your water based ingredients.  In addition, this particular emulsifier will leave your skin feeling silkier compared to other types of emulsifiers.

Vitamin E Oil is used in this lotion recipe as an antioxidant. So, what exactly does this mean? Oils, like the carrier oils used in this almond body cream recipe, will go rancid and turn brown over time. Natures Garden carries pure Tocopherol T-50 vitamin E oil that is used to slow this process.

Stearic Acid is used in both creams and lotions. Stearic acid acts as a thickener in this product, and in other cosmetic recipes. Without stearic acid, this cream would not have the wonderful thickness that we love.

Optiphen preservative is used to prevent the growth of things like bacteria, yeast, and mold. Now, some believe that vitamin E oil can be used a preservative.  However, vitamin E is not a preservative, it cannot prevent bacteria growth.

 

Almond Body Cream Recipe Total Recipe Weights for All Ingredients

706 grams Distilled Water

36 grams Macadamia Nut Oil

80 grams Sweet Almond Oil

48 grams Silky Emulsifying Wax

16 grams Stearic Acid

20 grams Shea Butter

10 grams Vitamin E Oil

14 grams Optiphen Preservative

12 grams Almond Fragrance Oil

Almond Body Cream RecipeAlmond Body Cream Recipe Preparations Preparations Prior to Starting

Before you start making your almond body cream recipe, make sure you have everything you need near your work station. This recipe will create five 8 ounce jars of lotion. So, you will want to get five of your 8 ounce jars out, along with five 70/400 straight smooth white lids. Additionally, you are going to want to make sure your work area, packaging materials, and equipment are cleaned and sanitized. At this time you also will want to get out any ingredients you will be using and place them in your work area. Taking these little steps ahead of time will ensure that making this recipe will go as smoothly as possible. Finally, we recommend wearing gloves, a hair net, and an apron when preparing this recipe. So, go ahead and put those on at this time.

 

Almond Body Cream Recipe Phase 1: The Water PhaseAlmond Body Cream Recipe Phase 1: The Water Phase

First, you will need to prepare the water needed for your homemade lotion. So, you are going to need to weigh out at least 850 grams of distilled water. While the recipe only calls for 706 grams of distilled water, you always want to account for the water that evaporates when you are heating it on your stove top. Remember, it is always better to have too much water than not enough. So, if you are over the 850 grams, that is okay, we will be weighing the portion of the water we will be using for the cream later. Now, go ahead and place the water into a pot and place the pot on the stove. Heat your water to at least 180 degrees Fahrenheit. You will need to keep the water at 180 degrees Fahrenheit for at least 20 minutes. The heat will destroy any bacteria that is in the water. After 20 minutes, you can now remove your water from the heat source. Finally, you will weigh out the water that you will be using for the almond cream. So, weigh out 706 grams of the heated distilled water from your initial 850 grams of distilled water.

 

Almond Body Cream Recipe Phase 2: The Oil PhaseAlmond Body Cream Recipe Phase 2: The Oil Phase

Next, weigh out all of the following ingredients: 80 grams of stearic acid, 48 grams of silky emulsifying wax, 80 grams of sweet almond oil, 36 grams of macadamia nut oil, and 20 grams of shea butter. You will be melting the oils, butters, and waxes using the double boiler method. You will need two pots, one larger than the other. Next, in the larger pot, add a few inches of tap water. Now, place the larger pot, containing the water, on the stove top over medium heat. Then, place all of your oils, butters, and waxes you weighed out into your smaller pot. Finally, put your smaller pot filled with all your weighed out ingredients into the larger pot containing the water. This will create a double boiler. Lastly, melt and heat your cream ingredients to 140 degrees Fahrenheit. Be sure to stir occasionally as you are melting the ingredients.  Stirring will prevent scorching of the oils. In addition, it will ensure an even temperature throughout the waxes, butters, and oils.

Almond Body Cream Recipe Phase 3: The Mixing PhaseAlmond Body Cream Recipe Phase 3: The Mixing Phase

Once the temperatures of your water, along with your oil, wax and butter mixture are both at about 140 degrees Fahrenheit, place them both into a deep mixing bowl. For this bowl, the deeper the better so you don’t lose any of your mixture as you are blending. Now, use your stick blender to blend your water and other ingredients together. You will need to mix very well. You will find that while stick blending the ingredients, the mixture will turn white in color. This is a great sign. It means your almond body cream is starting to emulsify. Continue to stick blend until your lotion begins to emulsify.  Then, in the next step, we will be adding a few more ingredients.

Almond Body Cream Recipe Phase 4: The Cool Down PhaseAlmond Body Cream Recipe Phase 4: The Cool Down Phase

Last, are entering the final phase, phase 4. We refer to this as the cool down phase. During this phase, your handmade body cream will really begin to take shape. Allow your mixture from phase 3 to cool to 120-140 degrees Fahrenheit. Once the temperature of the cream has cooled to this temperature, you will be adding a few more ingredients. However, first, I would like to point out the importance of temperature.  When it comes to adding you preservative, it is extremely important to pay very close attention and add it at the correct time.  If you add a preservative at temperatures above 140 degrees Fahrenheit, the preservative will burn off.  This will leave your finished product unprotected.  A preservative prevents the growth of bacteria in the product.  Now, if you add the preservative below 120 degrees Fahrenheit, you may notice the preservative will separate from the lotion or cream. So, just remember to pay close attention to those temperatures and your cream will turn out perfectly!

Almond Body Cream Recipe Phase 4: The Cool Down Phase

Now, since your temperatures are correct, you are ready to add the last few ingredients. You are going to need to add 14 grams of your optiphen preservative,10 grams of vitamin E oil, and 12 grams of Natures Garden’s Almond Fragrance Oil. Once these are added, you will once again, use your stick blender to mix your ingredients together. You want to make sure you have all three ingredients mixed thoroughly and evenly into the body cream. As your almond body cream cools, it will continue to thicken to a cream consistency. You will want to stick blend the body cream periodically as the almond cream is cooling. Each time you stick blend the cream, it will get thicker. Once your almond cream reaches room temperature, it will be a thick luscious body cream.

 

Almond Body Cream Recipe Packaging Your ProductAlmond Body Cream Recipe Packaging Your Product

Finally, now that your almond body cream has cooled and reached room temperature, fill each of your five 8 ounce jars and place the smooth straight lid on top of each of the jars. There are a few different ways you can fill the jars. When we created our cream, we used a bowl with a spout. So, we just simply slowly poured our cream right into the jars. Another option is using a spoon to scoop the almond body cream into each jar. Alternatively, you can also use a Ziploc bag, cutting the corner to create a decorating bag, and fill the jar that way. This homemade cream recipe will make approximately five of the 8 oz jars.

Almond Body Cream Recipe Using the LotionAlmond Body Cream Recipe Using Your Handmade Cream

When creating this body cream, we used our Almond Fragrance Oil but you can always use another body safe fragrance oil if you would like. In addition, we chose to keep the body cream its natural color. However, you can add color if you wish to. If you do decide to color this recipe, you will want to use one of our Da Bomb Soap Dyes. You will just need to add a couple drops at a time until you get the color you are looking for! Alternatively, you can infuse herbs to naturally color your homemade cream lotion. There are just so many options, you can truly make this craft unique to you!  The sky is the limit!

We hope you love Almond Body Cream Recipe as much as we do! This is body cream recipe is a favorite among Natures Garden staff.  In fact, both Shannon and I especially love this one right now!  We have become absolutely obsessed!  It leaves our skin feeling so amazing and soft. Also, it smells delicious! With the holiday season quickly approaching, this homemade lotion will make great gifts. This is also the perfect time to add this body cream to your cosmetic product line just in time for Christmas shopping! This homemade lotion gives off a very strong feminine fragrance.

We would love to see your handmade almond body creams as well. Show us your finish body cream, or any other candle, soap, and cosmetic products you have created. Post your pictures of finished products on our Facebook page.  You can also tag us on Instagram or Twitter @ngscents. Finally, if you are looking for another project to try, be sure to check out our recipe box. It has a ton of creative, fragrance fun ideas!  Learn how to make soap, bath bombs, bubble bars, and even fun projects t do with the kids.