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Dec
08

Jojoba Oil Benefits


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Jojoba Oil BenefitsJojoba Oil Benefits

Every cosmetic oil has different nutrients and levels of moisture. Also, some cosmetic oils have unique properties that can contribute to the oils ability in your products.  These various properties in the cosmetic oil can be utilized in your products. This will allow you to create a homemade product that exactly matches your body’s needs. Jojoba oil is a wonderful cosmetic oil that is light enough to be used in a facial but is still great for moisturizing your skin. Plus, there are all kinds of wonderful benefits that this oil has for both the hair and skin. So, here are some of the jojoba oil benefits for both your homemade products and your body.

Jojoba Oil Benefits: The Jojoba Plant

This lovely cosmetic oil comes from the seeds of the Jojoba Plant. This shrub is easy to care for and is known to withstand droughts. All the plant needs is soil that will drain easily, like sand, and a little bit of irrigation. So, it is common in hot, dry areas like Arizona or southern California. If you would like to learn more about this plant, then you can find out more on the Jojoba Plant Care: Tips For Growing Jojoba Plants article by Gardening Know How.

Jojoba Oil Benefits for Your Homemade Bath and Body Products

While making your homemade recipes, you would want to understand how each of your ingredients will work in the product. Sometimes you want a recipe that is more cleansing and other times you want a deeply conditioning recipe. It all depends on your needs and the product you are trying to create. But, it would be difficult to create a product with your desired properties without knowing about your individual ingredients. So, here is one cosmetic oil that you could possibly use in your various bath and body products. You can read about this oils properties and decide whether this is the cosmetic ingredient that would be perfect for your recipes!

Jojoba Oil Benefits for Lotion RecipesJojoba Oil Benefits for Lotion Recipes

You can use this lovely cosmetic oil to create wonderfully moisturizing lotion recipes! Jojoba oil is a luxurious oil that is perfect for moisturizing your skin. Plus, this oil has a fairly average rate for absorption. This means that this oil will sink into your skin and won’t leave a greasy feel on your skin. While this cosmetic oil isn’t the fastest oil to sink into your skin, it is fairly fast compared to many other moisturizing oils. Plus, this oil is full of nutrients and benefits that you will not want to pass up. In fact, we included this skin-loving oil in your lovely Wine Lotion Recipe, which is perfect for skin care!

Jojoba Oil Benefits for Scrub RecipesJojoba Oil Benefits for Scrub Recipes

Not only is Jojoba Oil great for creating lotion recipes, but you can create some lovely scrub recipes with this oil, too. While scrubs are similar to lotions, there is a slight difference between the two cosmetics. That is the exfoliation power of scrub recipes! After your dead skin has been exfoliated and cleaned away, you are definitely going to want to have some nourishing oils to care for the new skin underneath. So, that is why we included this lovely cosmetic oil in our homemade scrub recipes, like our Watermelon Emulsified Sugar Scrub Recipe, our Lavender Apple Sugar Scrub Recipe, and so many more!

Jojoba Oil Benefits for Lip Care Products

Another great way to use this luxury oil is to create some lip products! Jojoba oil is a moisturizing, softening cosmetic oil that would be great in your homemade lip care products. This is just the right amount of moisture to soften dry, cracked lips. We have used this amazing cosmetic oil to create both recipes like our Green Apple Lip Balm Recipe and our Lipstick from Scratch Recipe. Whether you include this ingredient in your lip balms or add some moisturizing power to your homemade lipstick, you will love how your lips feel.

Jojoba Oil Benefits for Making SoapJojoba Oil Benefits for Making Soap

This lovely cosmetic ingredient can be added to soap recipes to create great bars of homemade soaps. While is cosmetic oil is actually a liquid wax, it is just as conditioning as many other cosmetic oils! In fact, Jojoba Oil will add some conditioning properties to your bar and contribute to a nice, stable lather in your bars.

Another benefit of this oil is that it has a long shelf life of one to two years. Many other luxury oils can’t be stored this long, so this is a safer cosmetic ingredient to buy in bulk. Additionally, this cosmetic oil can be used to speed up your trace. If you aren’t planning on making designs in your batch, you may want to speed up your trace. Since you won’t need extra work time, this will make it faster for you to create your bars. If you want to use this ingredient in soap, then you can check out either our Total Hot Man CP Soap Recipe or our Beard Soap Recipe.

Jojoba Oil Benefits for Facial ProductsJojoba Oil Benefits for Facial Products

Also, this cosmetic oil has the perfect amount of moisture for creating amazing facial products. While this oil is wonderful for moisturizing and nourishing the skin, it won’t clog your pores. So, adding Jojoba Oil is perfect for quenching dry skin on the most sensitive areas of your skin. This means that this oil was a perfect choice for our Activated Charcoal Scrub Recipe. This recipe both cleanses your face of dirt and oil and replenishes the perfect balance of moisture.

Jojoba Oil Benefits for Homemade ConditionerJojoba Oil Benefits for Homemade Conditioner

Further, you can include this cosmetic oil in your recipe for moisturizing hair products. This cosmetic oil would be a perfect addition to any of your homemade hair moisturizing recipes. Jojoba Oil is perfect for adding softening moisture to your hair that will absorb and nourish your strands. Plus, this oil isn’t too heavy and won’t weigh your hair down like many other conditioning oils. We have included this oil in our Hair Conditioner Recipe for Blondes, but you can use this cosmetic oil in recipes for all hair types.

Jojoba Oil Benefits for Your Body

Any ingredient that you use in your product should have some benefits your hair or skin. Since your products are designed to care for your body, the benefits that these homemade recipes have are important. So, the benefits of your cosmetic ingredients are a crucial part of creating your own bath and body recipes. This means that your cosmetic oils should have some lovely benefits for your body, which is why we will be sharing all the benefits that Jojoba Oil has for both your hair and skin.

Jojoba Oil Benefits for Conditioning Your Skin

Obviously, this amazing cosmetic oil is perfect for conditioning your skin. This oil is perfect for adding additional nutrients to the skin without being overly greasy. This is because the oil is similar to our body’s natural oils and will easily sink into the skin. Plus, this oil is great for adding moisture to your skin. This cosmetic oil is perfect for revitalizing your skin and leaving you with soft, nourished skin.

Jojoba Oil Benefits for Moisturizing Your Face

This cosmetic oil is perfect for adding nourishment and moisture to your face! Jojoba oil is similar to the natural oils that our body makes and needs to be healthy and beautiful. This natural oil is called sebum and when your skin is dry you don’t have enough of this sebum. So, you can use this lovely cosmetic oil to soothe your dry skin. Plus, this oil won’t clog your pores because this cosmetic oil is so similar to the skin’s natural oils. This will give your skin a balance that will keep your skin looking healthy and beautiful.

Jojoba Oil Benefits for Removing MakeupJojoba Oil Benefits for Removing Makeup

Since this oil is lovely and light enough to be used on your face, it is perfect for helping you remove your makeup. Also, this cosmetic oil is hypoallergenic and safe for cleaning eyes. So, it is perfect for using around the eyes. Plus, this oil will moisturize and care for your skin. So, you will have the benefits of removing your make up and having a soft, nourished face.

Jojoba Oil Benefits for Reducing Razor BurnJojoba Oil Benefits for Reducing Razor Burn

While I’m not going to stop shaving, I hate getting razor burn. You can use shaving cream to prevent this from happening, there is an easier way. You can use Jojoba Oil before you shave to moisturize the skin and make it easier to shave. This provides a nice glide that reduces the chance of razor burn. Further, you can use the same oil after you shave to nourish the skin. This cares for the skin and calms any irritated skin.

Jojoba Oil Benefits for Reducing AcneJojoba Oil Benefits for Reducing Acne

Another wonderful aspect of this cosmetic oil is that it is wonderful for cleansing and caring for facial skin. In fact, adding this oil to a facial recipe can be useful for acne. While you can’t just add the oil straight to your face, this cosmetic ingredient is perfect for caring for your face. In a facial product, this oil is perfect for helping cleanse and moisturize your skin.

Jojoba Oil Benefits for Adding Shine to Your Hair

This cosmetic oil is wonderful for adding a lovely shine to the hair. This oil will add moisture to your hair and strengthen each individual strand. So, this cosmetic oil will help repair the hair and leave your hair shiny and gorgeous. If you have hair that is damaged by chemicals or dry from the weather, then this carrier oil can be especially useful for rejuvenating your hair and adding shine.

Jojoba Oil Benefits for Increasing Your Hair Growth

Another way that this cosmetic oil is great for your hair is helping your hair grow. This oil is great for stimulating hair growth. This amazing cosmetic oil nourishes your scalp and gives your follicles the space they need. Jojoba oil clings to and moves the excess sebum from around the follicles, thus it gives the hair room to grow. The hair is no longer blocked and is able to grow much faster! Plus, the nourishment of this cosmetic oil helps strengthen the hair and leads to longer, stronger locks. Together, this will lead to hair that is long, beautiful, and healthy.

Jojoba Oil Benefits for Reducing Signs of AgingJojoba Oil Benefits for Reducing Signs of Aging

Further, you can use this lovely oil to help reduce some signs of aging. While getting older is nothing to be ashamed of, you may want to reduce certain signs that you may experience. For instance, wrinkles are one thing that many people would like to prolong as long as possible. One way that you can help reduce things like wrinkles is using moisturizers that use cosmetic ingredients like Jojoba Oil.

Jojoba Oil Benefits for Your HandsJojoba Oil Benefits for Your Hands

Another wonderful use for this cosmetic oil is on your hands, more specifically, your nails and cuticles. Jojoba oil is perfect for rejuvenating the cuticles on your fingernails. If you tend to use a lot of nail polish remover, then you may want to try out this oil. Not only will this oil moisturize and soothe your cuticles, but it has been known to have antibacterial properties that can protect your nail bed from possible infections. So, your nails will be protected and may grow faster with a well-cared for nail bed.

Jojoba Oil Benefits for Natures Garden RecipesJojoba Oil Benefits for Natures Garden Recipes

If you enjoyed the benefits of this cosmetic oil, then you may want to check out some more wonderful Natures Garden recipes. You can find more of these recipes under the recipe tab on the Jojoba Oil page of our website.

Further, we would love to hear about any other creations that have included this lovely cosmetic oil. You can easily find us on social media. We have a Natures Garden Facebook page that you can contact us on. Also, you can find us on either Instagram or Twitter @ngscents.

Note: Natures Garden sells our products for external use only. We do not sell them as food items. (The information 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 oils out of reach of children and pets. Natures Garden accepts no responsibility (written or implied) for any products you make with our oils. All testing is the responsibility of the customer.

Nov
28

Christmas Bath Cookies Recipe


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Christmas Bath Cookies RecipeChristmas Bath Cookies Recipe

It is that time of year, the most wonderful time of year, CHRISTMAS!  And what better way to celebrate than making a batch of warm buttery, sugary, mouth-watering Christmas cookies!  Today not only will I share with you my favorite craft recipe of the season, Natures Garden’s Christmas Bath Cookies Recipe, I will also give you a link to my absolute favorite cookie recipe.  My favorite just happens to be peanut butter blossoms.  So, whether you make a bath cookie or these peanut butter blossom cookies, you will not be disappointed!

Christmas Bath Cookies Recipe: Christmas Cookies Fragrance OilChristmas Bath Cookies Recipe: Christmas Cookies Fragrance Oil

In our Christmas Bath Cookie Recipe, we use the wonderful Christmas Cookies scent.  Christmas Cookies fragrance oil by Natures Garden smells just like a freshly-baked, buttery Christmas Cookie with frosting.  Not only do we think this fragrance oil smells amazing, our customers agree, making Christmas Cookies Fragrance Oil one of Natures Garden’s best-selling fragrance oils.  In fact, one client had this to say, “I always cross my fingers that this will stay at NG. Although it’s called Christmas cookie, I use this all year long. My favorite vanilla rich cookie scent I have ever found. Of course, need to stabilize it in mp soap. Divine! 5 stars recommend.”  This cookie scent is a must have fragrance for many, year round.

Christmas Cookie Fragrance Oil Top Notes:  

Butter Cookie

Christmas Cookie Fragrance Oil Middle Notes: 

Buttercream

Christmas Cookie Fragrance Oil Base Notes: 

Vanilla

Christmas Bath Cookies Recipe: Prior to Starting

Before we begin, it is important to be prepared.  You want to make sure you have cleaned your work area.  In addition, get out any supplies that you will need.  Finally, prepare your bottle of witch hazel.  Fill your spray bottle with witch hazel and place a lid on top.

Christmas Bath Cookies Recipe: Ingredients Found at Natures Garden

Christmas Bath Cookies Recipe: Other Ingredients and Supplies That You Will Need

Scale (set to weigh in grams)
Stove
Pots (for double boiler method)
Mixing Spoon
Powdered Milk
Witch Hazel (in a spray bottle)
Decorating Sprinkles
Wax Paper or Silicone Baking Mat

Christmas Bath Cookies Recipe: Total Recipe Weights

Cookie Total Recipe Weights
330 grams Baking Soda
186 grams Epsom Salt
142 grams Corn Starch
151 grams Citric Acid
100 grams Mango Butter
42 grams Rice Bran Oil
50 grams Cocoa Butter Golden Natural
18 grams Kaolin Clay
54 grams Powdered Milk
20 grams Christmas Cookies Fragrance Oil
20 grams Vanilla White Color Stabilizer
Whipped Frosting Total Recipe Weights
150 grams Whipped Soap Base
150 grams Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap
15 grams Christmas Cookies Fragrance Oil
15 grams Vanilla White Color Stabilizer
30 grams Vegetable Glycerin
5 drops Neon Green FUN Soap Colorant

Christmas Bath Cookies Recipe: Prepare the Bath Cookies

We will be preparing two parts when making our bath cookies.  First, we will be making the actual bath cookies.  Later, once they setup, we will be adding our frosting and sprinkle.  So, let’s start with the actual cookie bath fizzy.

Prepare the Bath Cookies: Weigh Out the Dry IngredientsPrepare the Bath Cookies: Weigh Out the Dry Ingredients

We will begin by weighing out our dry ingredients.  So, get out your mixing bowl.  Then, weigh and add 330 grams of your baking soda, 186 of the Epsom salt, 142 grams of your corn starch, 18 grams of Natures Garden’s kaolin white clay powder, and 54 grams powdered milk.  Next, with clean gloves on, use your hands to blend and mix the powders together.  If you notice any lumps in the mixture, be sure to break them up.  Set this bowl aside while we prepare the liquid portion of our recipe.

Prepare the Bath Cookies: Weighing Out and Melting the Wet IngredientsPrepare the Bath Cookies: Weighing Out and Melting the Wet Ingredients

Now, in a clean bowl, we will weigh out our wet ingredients that we will be melting.  So, in this bowl, weigh out 100 grams of your mango butter, 42 grams of your rice bran oil, and 50 grams of your cocoa butter golden natural.

Next, we will be melting the oil and butters using a double boiler.  So, you will need two pots.  One should be larger, the other smaller.  In the larger pot, add a few inches of water.  Then, place it on your stove top to heat.  In the smaller pot, add your butters and oil.  Now, place the small pot inside the large pot on the stove top.  Allow the oil and butter to melt, stirring occasionally.  By using a double boiler it will slowly melt the oils.  This will prevent them from melting too quickly and burning.

Prepare the Bath Cookies: Weighing Out and Melting the Wet IngredientsWhile you are waiting for your oils to melt, we will prepare our Christmas Cookies Fragrance Oil.  Due to the high vanilla content of Christmas Cookies Fragrance Oil, we will be adding Vanilla White Color Stabilizer to the cookie scent.  So, in a small bowl, add 20 grams Vanilla White Color Stabilizer and 20 grams Christmas Cookies Fragrance Oil.

Next, we will go back to oils you are melting on the stove.  Once these oils have fully melted, place them back in the bowl that you used to weight them out.  Finally, add the Christmas Cookies Fragrance Oil mixture you have prepared.

Christmas Bath Cookies Recipe:  Adding the Wet Ingredients to the Dry IngredientsChristmas Bath Cookies Recipe:  Adding the Wet Ingredients to the Dry Ingredients

Once you have prepared the wet ingredients, you will need both the dry, powdered ingredients in front of you.  I highly recommend wearing clean gloves.  Then, slowly add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients.  Mix everything together using your hands.  You want to make sure the entire mixture is fully blended.

Christmas Bath Cookies Recipe:  Adding the Wet Ingredients to the Dry IngredientsNext, we will be adding the citric acid.  Now, in many cases, we would add the citric acid right along with the dry powdered ingredients.  However, since we added Vanilla White Color Stabilizer we are adding the citric acid last.  You see, Vanilla White is water based.  So, it will activate the mixture causing it to fizz.  We will need to add the citric acid in small increments, mixing as we add it.  So, let’s go ahead and begin adding 151 grams of citric acid.  Add a small amount, then, use your hands to mix it in.  This will prevent the mixture from fizzing to much.  Continue this process until you have added all of the citric acid.  You want to be sure that all of your ingredients are fully combined before moving on.  When you are finished mixing you should have a dough-like consistency.

Christmas Bath Cookies Recipe:  Preparing the Bath CookiesChristmas Bath Cookies Recipe:  Preparing the Bath Cookies

Finally, we will be forming the bath cookies with our dough.  You will first mist your mixture lightly with witch hazel an then mix.  Then, form your cookie.  This is done in the same manner you would make a sugar cookie, for example.  Simply roll the dough between your hands to create a ball.  Then, press to flatten the cookie.  The size you create is entirely up to you.  However, ours were about an inch in diameter before we flattened them.  After forming a cookie you can either place it on wax paper or a silicone baking mat like I used.  When you have used up all of your dough, all you need to do is let your bath cookies setup up for a while.  They will need to completely setup before we frost them.  I allowed mine to set for a little over an hour.

Christmas Bath Cookies Recipe:  Preparing Our Whipped Frosting

Frosting your bath cookies is a fairly simple process.  It is very similar to frosting a regular cookie.  There is, however, one small difference, you will need to frost them very quickly.  Since we are using soap frosting, your frosting will setup rather quickly once the melt and pour soap is added.  So, just keep this in mind as you are working.

Christmas Bath Cookies Recipe: Preparing Your Whipped Soap BaseChristmas Bath Cookies Recipe: Preparing Your Whipped Soap Base

First, we will prepare the whipped soap base that will be used in the frosting.  You want to prepare this portion in a deep mixing bowl.  We will be using a hand mixer for the whipped soap.  For this recipe you will need to weigh out 150 grams of the whipped soap base.  Then, to the same bowl, add 15 grams of Natures Garden’s Christmas Cookies Fragrance Oil along with 15 grams Vanilla White Color Stabilizer.  In addition, add 30 grams of your vegetable glycerin and 5 drops Neon Green FUN Soap Colorant from Natures Garden.  While we chose to make our frosting green, you can use another color if you would like.

Christmas Bath Cookies Recipe: Preparing Your Whipped Soap Base

Once you have all of your ingredients in the mixing bowl, we will begin whipping the soap frosting.  So, get out your hand mixer.  Then, use your hand mixer to beat the soap base to a whipped frosting consistency. Once you have your soap frosting at the correct consistency set it aside while we prepare the melt and pour soap.

Christmas Bath Cookies Recipe: Preparing Your Melt and Pour Soap Base

Now, while we do have a lovely whipped frosting that we just prepared, without the addition of melt and pour soap, the frosting will not harden.  If the frosting does not harden, we will not be able to package our bath cookies.  So, in order to harden our frosting, we will be adding some cocoa butter melt and pour soap. We will be preparing this mp soap base in a separate mixing bowl.

Christmas Bath Cookies Recipe: Preparing Your Melt and Pour Soap BaseFirst, in your empty mixing bowl, weigh out 150 grams of your cocoa butter soap base.  Then, melt the soap base in the microwave.  You will need to melt your soap base in 30 second intervals.  Melt the base only until it is in a fluid state.  Be especially careful not to over-heat the mp base.  Once your soap is melted, you are ready to move on and begin putting everything together.  As you continue to move through the next few steps you will want to work quickly.

Christmas Bath Cookies Recipe: Putting the Soap Frosting TogetherChristmas Bath Cookies Recipe: Putting the Soap Frosting Together

Now, quickly get your bowl containing the whipped soap base.  To this bowl, add your melted cocoa butter soap.  Then, use your hand held mixer to combine the two together.  You want to mix on a low speed.  Continue to mix until you have a fluffy frosting consistency again.  Then, your whipped frosting is ready.  You are ready to frost your cookies

Christmas Bath Cookies Recipe:  Frosting the Bath CookiesChristmas Bath Cookies Recipe:  Frosting the Bath Cookies

Finally, we will frost our bath cookies.  You will frost your bath cookies in the same manner you would a regular edible cookie.  The only difference is that you will have to work quickly so that your frosting does not setup before you are finished.  So, frost each of your cookies with your green frosting.

Once all of your Christmas bath cookies have been frosted, it is time to add sprinkles.  Sprinkle each cookie with a dash of sprinkles.  We chose to use red, green, and white sprinkle.  While you can choose to use whichever sprinkles you would like, we prefer the type pictured to the left.  We have found that this type of colorful sprinkle does not bleed as easily onto the frosting like others will.

Christmas Bath Cookies Recipe:  Using Your Christmas Bath Cookies

Your Christmas bath cookies are very simple to use.  All you have to do is add a bath cookie or two right two your warm bath water.  Then, lay back and relax your holiday troubles away.  The bath cookies will fizz like a bath bomb and have the added benefit of cocoa butter, mango butter, and rice bran oil.  We have also added Epsom salt to help you further relax.

We hope that you enjoy this Christmas Bath Cookies Recipe as much as we enjoyed making it with you.  For even more Christmas fragrance fun check out all of our free Christmas crafts.  Don’t forget to show us your creations.  Post pictures of your finished creations on our Facebook page.  You can also tag us on Instagram or Twitter @ngscents.

Nov
27

Rustic Tree Trunk Soap Recipe


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Rustic Tree Trunk Soap RecipeRustic Tree Trunk Soap Recipe

Lately, we have been looking to bring the outdoors in with some of our fragrance fun recipes.  Well, this soap recipe does just that.  Our next soap making recipe was inspired by, what else, nature.  Natures Garden is getting back to nature with this tree trunk inspired soap scented with Cracklin Birch Fragrance Oil.  So, read below to find out how we made our Rustic Tree Trunk Soap Recipe.

Rustic Tree Trunk Soap Recipe: Some of the Ingredients We Will Be Using

Before we begin, we will talk about some of the ingredients we will be using.  It is important to understand the importance of some of the ingredients in this recipe.  Each item we will be using has a purpose and we will talk about some of these below.

Rustic Tree Trunk Soap Recipe: Crackling Firewood Fragrance OilRustic Tree Trunk Soap Recipe: Crackling Firewood Fragrance Oil

Cracklin Birch Fragrance Oil by Natures Garden is a masculine arrangement that begins with top notes of herbaceous pine, balsam, and citrus bergamot; leading to middle notes of white flowers and earthy sandalwood; sitting on base notes of woodsy patchouli and violet.  Cracklin Birch Fragrance Oil is one of our best selling candle and soap scents.  It is popular all year long, but is even more popular in the fall and winter months.

Top Notes: pine, balsam, bergamot
Mid Notes: white flowers, sandalwood
Base Notes: patchouli, violet

Rustic Tree Trunk Soap Recipe: Soya Milk Melt and Pour Soap Base

Next, we will talk about the soap base we will be using in this soap recipe.  Our Rustic Tree Trunk Soap Recipe uses Natures Garden’s Soya Milk Melt and Pour Soap Base.  This soap base is wonderful.  It will leave you with a fabulous squeaky clean feeling.  Our soya milk melt and pour soap comes in a two pound slab that has guide lines to help you cut.  In addition,  this base contains no SLS and no added detergents. Of course, none of our products are tested on animals.   Finally, all of our soap bases are gluten-free.

Rustic Tree Trunk Soap Recipe: FUN Soap ColorantsRustic Tree Trunk Soap Recipe: FUN Soap Colorants

First, you should know that the FUN Soap Colorants are simply pigments dispersed in vegetable glycerin.  They are my favorite colorants to work with.  One half ounce of a FUN Soap Colorant will color about ten pounds of soap when used in a white soap base.  The main reason why these are my favorite colorant is because it is so easy to get a nice bright color in white melt and pour soap.  In addition, these soap dyes a perfect in cold process soap.  They come through true to color in any type of soap.

Rustic Tree Trunk Soap Recipe: Vanilla White Color StabilizerRustic Tree Trunk Soap Recipe: Vanilla White Color Stabilizer

Natures Garden is often asked about Vanilla White Color Stabilizer.  So, I thought I would take a minute to talk about our vanilla white.  This is used in a variety of bath and body products, but it is not for use in candles.  When used in a body product, it will help prevent discoloration when it is caused by the vanillin.  While there are a ton of ingredients that can cause discoloration it is most often the vanilla content that causes it.  So, vanilla white will prevent this type of discoloration.  However, it will not prefect discoloration caused by other ingredients.  So, if the fragrance oil does not have a vanillin content listed in the description, do not use vanilla white.

We are also asked about the usage rate and the aroma of the Vanilla White Color Stabilizer.  First, our recommendation usage rate for vanilla white is one part fragrance oil to one part vanilla white.  So, in this recipe, we use 58 grams of the Cracklin Birch Fragrance Oil, so we use 58 grams Vanilla White Color Stabilizer.  In addition, I would like to mention that yes, the vanilla white does have an aroma to it.  However, we have never experienced a time that the aroma of the stabilizer over-powered any of our fragrance oils.

Rustic Tree Trunk Soap Recipe: Glad Press'n SealRustic Tree Trunk Soap Recipe: Glad Press’n Seal

Next, let’s talk about the Glad plastic wrap that we used.  Now, we tried a few different methods, including regular plastic wrap to achieve the tree trunk look in our soap.  However, since the plastic wrap is thicker, it worked perfectly.  The Pess’n Seal Wrap creased perfectly and allowed us to create folds in the wrap that looked like tree bark.  The Glad Press’n Seal Wrap can be purchased at your local grocery store.

Rustic Tree Trunk Soap Recipe: Vegetable GlycerinRustic Tree Trunk Soap Recipe: Vegetable Glycerin

In this recipe, we use vegetable glycerin for our Rustic Tree Trunk Soap Recipe.  We use the vegetable glycerin to make the melt and pour soap pliable.  We will start by pouring the brown soap into a cake pan, then, it will be removed and placed into the mold.  The addition of vegetable glycerin allows us to shape the brown soap, bending it to the shape of the mold without breaking or cracking.

Rustic Tree Trunk Soap Recipe: Ingredients Found at Natures Garden

Rustic Tree Trunk Soap Recipe: Other Ingredients and Soapmaking Supplies That You Will Need

Mixing Bowls
Microwave Oven
Scale (set to weigh in grams)
Mixing Spoons
Rubbing Alcohol (in a spray bottle)
Cutting Board
Knife
Glad Press’n Seal Plastic Wrap
9×13 Cake Pan

Rustic Tree Trunk Soap Recipe: Total Recipe Weight for Brown Colored Soap

300 grams Soya Milk Melt and Pour Soap
15 grams Cracklin Birch Fragrance Oil
7 grams Brown Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
4 grams Black Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
30 grams Vegetable Glycerin

Rustic Tree Trunk Soap Recipe: Total Recipe Weight for Cream Colored Soap

1162 grams Soya Milk Melt and Pour Soap
4 drops Yellow Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
58 grams Cracklin Birch Fragrance Oil
58 grams Vanilla White Stabilizer

Rustic Tree Trunk Soap Recipe: Prior to Starting

Before you begin preparing this melt and pour soap recipe, we recommend wearing protective clothing along with a hair net and gloves.  Also, go ahead and clean your work area and place all of your supplies in the area that you will be working.  Finally, in your bullet bottle, add rubbing alcohol and place one of your fine mist sprayers on top.  Now, you are ready to begin making your tree trunk melt and pour soap.

Rustic Tree Trunk Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Cake PanRustic Tree Trunk Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Cake Pan

Prior to melting your soap, you will need to prepare you cake pan for your rustic tree trunk soap.  This pan will be used for the brown portion of the soap once it is melted.  So, place your pan in front of you.  Then, cover the bottom of the pan with the Press’n Seal Wrap.  Next, you want to bunch the plastic wrap up a bit.  The goal is to create vertical creases in the wrap.  This is what will create the bark like look in the soap.  Once you have prepared your pan, go ahead and move on to preparing your soap.

Rustic Tree Trunk Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Brown SoapRustic Tree Trunk Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Brown Soap

First, we will prepare our brown soap.  So go ahead and get your cake pan out.  Then, cut up, weigh, and melt 300 grams Soya Milk Melt and Pour Soap.  You want to melt your mp soap base in thirty second intervals in the microwave until the soya milk soap is in a liquid state.  Make sure you are using a microwave safe dish.

Rustic Tree Trunk Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Brown SoapOnce your soap is melted, add 15 grams Cracklin Birch Fragrance Oil.  Then, add your colorant.  You will need to add 7 grams brown oxide FUN Soap Colorant and 4 grams black oxide FUN Soap Colorant.  Mix to incorporate your colorant.  Finally, add 30 grams of your vegetable glycerin.  Stir to fully blend all of your ingredients.

Rustic Tree Trunk Soap Recipe: Pouring Your Brown SoapRustic Tree Trunk Soap Recipe: Pouring Your Brown Soap

Once your pan is prepared, lined with wrap and your soap is ready, it is time for your brown tree trunk soap to be poured.  So, now, we will be pouring your brown soap.  Place your pan in front of you and pour the melted soap into the cake pan.  You want to fill the about half of the pan.  Then, spray the poured soap with rubbing alcohol to remove any air bubbles that have formed in the soap base from pouring.  Finally, allow the soap to setup before moving on.

Rustic Tree Trunk Soap Recipe: Placing Your Brown Soap Into the Round MoldRustic Tree Trunk Soap Recipe: Placing Your Brown Soap Into the Round Mold

Once your brown soap has setup, go ahead and remove it from the cake pan.  You will notice that the soap is flexible, this is due to the addition of the vegetable glycerin.  We will trim and shape this to the shape of round loaf mold.  It will need to be the exact size of the mold.  So, trim the soap to the length of the soap mold.  Then, place it inside the round loaf soap mold and press it inside the mold.  You want to make sure that the soap fits tightly in the mold.  Finally, trim the edges of the soap so that it is the same length and width of the soap mold.

Rustic Tree Trunk Soap Recipe:  Prepare the Cream Colored SoapRustic Tree Trunk Soap Recipe:  Prepare the Cream Colored Soap

Now, we will prepare the cream colored portion of our soap in our Rustic Tree Trunk Soap Recipe.  This portion will be the remaining portion of the soap.  The cream soap will be poured on top of the brown soap and create the inner part of the tree trunk.

First, weigh out and melt 1162 grams Soya Milk Melt and Pour Soap.  Melt the soap base in the microwave in 30-second intervals.  Melt it until it is in a liquid state.  Be careful not to over-heat the base.

Next, we will color the melted soap.  You will need to add 4 drops Yellow Oxide FUN Soap Colorant.  Then, stir to disperse to colorant.  Now, add the fragrance oil and vanilla white.  You will need to add 58 grams of Natures Garden’s Cracklin Birch Fragrance Oil and 58 grams Vanilla White Stabilizer.  Finally, mix the base to fully incorporate the fragrance oil.

Rustic Tree Trunk Soap Recipe:  Pouring the Cream Colored SoapRustic Tree Trunk Soap Recipe:  Pouring the Cream Colored Soap

Once your soap has been colored to a cream color, and scented with Cracklin Birch Fragrance Oil, it is time to pour the melted soap into the round loaf mold.  Prior to pouring the cream colored soap, you will want to spray the brown layer with rubbing alcohol.  This will help the two layers adhere to each other.  Make sure you spray the previous layer thoroughly.  So, once you have sprayed the brown soap, pour the cream soap right on top.  Finally, once again, spray the soap with rubbing alcohol to release any air bubbles that may have formed.  Then, allow the soap to setup before moving on.

Rustic Tree Trunk Soap Recipe: Slicing the Soap

Once your soap has setup, you can remove it from your round loaf mold.  Then, go ahead and slice the soap loaf. We recommend using your soap making mitre box and mitre box cutter.  So, place your soap in the mitre box.  Then, use the mitre box cutter to slice your rustic tree trunk soap.  After you have sliced your tree trunk soap, it can be used right away.

We at Natures Garden hope that you have enjoyed creating the Cracklin Birch Fragrance Oil scented Rustic Tree Trunk Soap Recipe with us.  How have you been inspired by nature?  We would love to see how you are using nature in your handmade soap, handcrafted candles, and homemade cosmetics.  Post pictures of your finished creations on our Facebook page.  In addition, you can also tag us on Instagram and Twitter @ngscents.  For even more fragrance fun, check out our free classes and recipes.  All of these classes and recipes are available in PDF form right on our website.

Nov
27

Sugar Plum Bath Fizzies Recipe


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Sugar Plum Bath Fizzies RecipeSugar Plum Bath Fizzies Recipe

Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy Fragrance Oil is my personal favorite Christmas fragrance oil.  This fragrance oil from Natures Garden was the perfect fragrance for these bath bombs.  Often times, here at Natures Garden, we are inspired by pictures we see, things we see out shopping, and nature, of course.  Well this Sugar Plum Bath Fizzies Recipe was no exception.  We were actually inspired by some Christmas ornaments we saw on Pinterest.  These sparkly purple ornaments from Smile Mercantile are perfect for the season.  We absolutely adored these ornaments and were inspired to create these handcrafted bath bombs to share with all of you.  While the sparkle of these bath bombs is not as apparent in the picture to the left, rest assured they sparkle like crazy!

Sugar Plum Bath Fizzies Recipe: Information About the Ingredients in the Bath Bomb Recipe

Now, let’s talk about some the ingredients we will be using.  While some of our ingredients are pretty self explanatory, some of you may want a little more information on others.  So, below, we will talk about some of the ingredients in our bath bomb recipe.

Sugar Plum Bath Fizzies Recipe: Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy Fragrance Oil

Sugar Plum Bath Fizzies Recipe: Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy Fragrance OilIn this recipe we use Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy Fragrance Oil.  This Christmas scent is perfect for the holidays.  Now, let’s talk a little bit about how this fabulous Christmas fragrance oil smells.

Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy Fragrance Oil is a charming fragrance oil by Natures Garden which is filled with surprises to delight all of the senses with plums, dark cherries and sweet oranges enhanced with clove, cinnamon, and peppery woodsy undertones.

Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy Fragrance Oil Top Notes:

Plum, Black Cherries, Strawberries, Mandarin, Orange

Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy Fragrance Oil Middle Notes:

Black Pepper, Clove, Cinnamon

Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy Fragrance Oil Base Notes:

Sandalwood, Eucalyptus

 

Natures Garden’s Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy Fragrance Oil was inspired by, what else, the Nutcracker’s Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy.  For those that are not familiar, it is performed in Act 2 of the famous 1892 ballet.  The music for the Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy was written by Tchaikovsky.  It was also choreographed by Lev Ivanov.  The original Sugar Plum Fairy was portrayed by Antonietta Dell’Era.  However, although the role was created for the prima ballerina of the Nutcracker, the Sugar Plum Fairy did very little dancing in the original number.  This did not go over well with critics and thus, attempts were made to extend the number, incorporating more dancing into this role.

Sugar Plum Bath Fizzies Recipe: Sodium Cocoyl IsethionateSugar Plum Bath Fizzies Recipe: Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate

Since this is a fairly new product here at Natures Garden, we will talk a little bit about how it truly kicks your bath bombs up a notch.  First, sodium cocoyl isethionate from Natures Garden comes in granulated form.  After testing various forms, we found this one to be the easiest to work with.  It doesn’t float in the air like the powdered form.  Some places may sell it in a needle form, we prefer the granules.  When this ingredient is added to your products, one of the most obvious will be the foaming you will notice when your bath bomb is activated.  Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate will create bubbles, yes, but that is only one of the wonderful things about this ingredient.  In addition, you will love the way it makes your skin feel.  After adding this product in your bath fizzies, your skin will be left feeling silky soft, clean, and refreshed.  It is a very gentle cleaning and foaming agent that I have no doubt you will become obsessed with.  I know I have!

Sugar Plum Bath Fizzies Recipe: Citric AcidSugar Plum Bath Fizzies Recipe: Citric Acid

Citric acid it one of the ingredients found in bath bombs that helps to create the fizzing action.  You see, it is the combination of baking soda and citric acid that creates the fizzing of the bath bomb.  Citric acid is found naturally in citrus fruits, it is a natural acid.  It is also used in other cosmetic recipes to lower lower the pH level.

Sugar Plum Bath Fizzies Recipe: Baking SodaSugar Plum Bath Fizzies Recipe: Baking Soda

Baking soda, also called sodium bicarbonate, is a natural alkaline that is used in cosmetic formulations.  Adding baking soda to your bath will help leave your skin soft and silky feeling.  It is also wonderful on your hair when used in a rinse it will leave your hair silky and smooth.  It is wonderful in cleaning formulas to lift dirt, and remove oils.  In fact, it once saved my carpet.  I had spilled a glass of red wine all over my carpet and couch.  Immediately I poured baking soda generously all over the area, about a half an hour or so later I vacuumed the area and you couldn’t even tell where I spilled it.  The wine had completely vanished.  Baking soda, like we talked about earlier, is combined with citric acid to make bath fizzies.  Baking soda can be used in other types of recipes as well.  In fact, when used with borax, you can make soap, laundry detergent, and dishwasher detergent.  Baking soda is also used in other natural household cleaner formulas.   When used in cleaning recipes, baking soda has natural deodorizing qualities.

Sugar Plum Bath Fizzies Recipe: Ingredients

Sugar Plum Bath Fizzies Recipe: Ingredients: Other Supplies You Will Need

Witch Hazel (in spray bottle)
6- Clear Round Acrylic Fillable Ornaments
Mixing Bowls
Mixing Spoon
Scale

Sugar Plum Bath Fizzies Recipe: Total Recipe Amounts

166 grams Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate
512 grams Citric Acid
1,120 grams Baking Soda
18 grams Macadamia Nut Oil
16 grams Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy Fragrance Oil
2 grams Diamond Dust Mica
4 grams Ultramarine Violet FUN Soap Colorant

Sugar Plum Bath Fizzies Recipe: Prior to Starting

Before we begin there are a few things we will go over.  First, when creating bath bombs you don’t really want there to be a lot of humidity in the air.  Bath bombs fizz when you add them to your bath water due to the combination of baking soda and citric acid.  So, the same thing can happen to your bath fizzies if you have a lot of humidity.  Now it isn’t like they are going to just start fizzing like crazy while they’re sitting on your table.  However, it will activate the outer surface of your bath bombs.  Then, you will end up with little dimples on your bath bombs.

Today, we will be using fillable ornament as our bath bomb molds.  You will need a total of six, medium sized ornaments.  While you can use any size you would like really, we used a medium size and created six bath bombs with this recipe.  You will want to have these out and in your work area.

Next, we will be using witch hazel to create our bath fizzies.  This should also be prepared prior to starting this bath bombs recipe.  You can use one of our bullet bottles to hold it.  Place your witch hazel in a bullet bottle and put your fine mist sprayer on top.

Finally, clean your work area and remove anything that is not related to this project.  This will help things flow easily.  In addition, make sure you have cleaned any other bowls, molds, or spoons you will be using.  I also suggest wearing an apron and protective gear.  It isn’t like baking soda is harmful, it just likes to float in the air when you are preparing it for your bath bombs.

Sugar Plum Bath Fizzies Recipe: Preparing the Dry Ingredients

When creating a bath fizzy, we always prepare our dry ingredients separately from our wet ingredients.  This will allow us to remove any clumps in these ingredients.  So, first, we will go ahead and get this ready.

Sugar Plum Bath Fizzies Recipe: Preparing the Dry IngredientsSugar Plum Bath Fizzies Recipe: Total Dry Ingredient Weights
166 grams Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate
512 grams Citric Acid
1,120 grams Baking Soda
Sugar Plum Bath Fizzies Recipe: Weighing Out the Dry Ingredient Weights

We will start by preparing the dry ingredients for our bath fizzies.  You will need a deep mixing bowl.  Then, add 166 grams sodium cocoyl isethionate, 512 grams citric acid, and 1120 grams baking soda.  Use clean, gloved hands to mix all of the ingredients together.  Be sure to break up any clumps you find in the mixture as you are mixing.

Sugar Plum Bath Fizzies Recipe: Preparing the Wet Ingredients

Next, we will prepare our wet ingredients.  This will include our Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairies Fragrance Oil, FUN Soap Colorant, and Macadamia Nut Oil.

Sugar Plum Bath Fizzies Recipe: Preparing the Wet IngredientsSugar Plum Bath Fizzies Recipe: Total Wet Ingredient Weights

18 grams Macadamia Nut Oil
16 grams Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy Fragrance Oil
4 grams Ultramarine Violet FUN Soap Colorant

 

Sugar Plum Bath Fizzies Recipe: Weighing Out and Adding the Wet Ingredients

Now, we will begin weighing out the wet ingredients.  You will need a small mixing bowl or glass.  To this bowl, add 18 grams of Macadamia Nut Oil and 16 grams Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy Fragrance Oil.  Add these ingredients to the dry ingredients.  Finally, add 4 grams of the Ultramarine Violet FUN Soap Colorant.

Sugar Plum Bath Fizzies Recipe: Mixing Your Bath BombsSugar Plum Bath Fizzies Recipe: Mixing Your Bath Bombs

Next, we will need to mix everything together.  I find it easiest to mix bath bombs with my hands.  So, put clean gloves on and begin mixing the ingredient together.  You will need to make sure that your colorant is evenly and completely mixed.

Once you have your ingredients fully combined, we will begin adding some witch hazel.  You will need the bottle of witch hazel you prepared earlier.  Witch hazel will help the bath bomb stay together so that you can pack it into your molds.  Now, begin by spritzing your bath bomb mixture.  Then, mix the ingredients together.  Continue to spray and mix until your bath bomb dough reaches a crumbly dough consistency.  Once you have achieved the correct consistency, you are ready to begin filling your molds.

Sugar Plum Bath Fizzies Recipe: Adding the Bath Bomb Mixture to the MoldsSugar Plum Bath Fizzies Recipe: Adding the Bath Bomb Mixture to the Molds

Now, we will be adding the mixture to the molds.  So, make sure your molds are within arms reach.  Then, begin filling one half of one of your molds.  You want to pack the mixture in tightly.  Then, continue to pack the molds until you run out of bath fizzy mixture.

 

 

Sugar Plum Bath Fizzies Recipe: Connecting the Two HalvesSugar Plum Bath Fizzies Recipe: Connecting the Two Halves

Next, we will be putting the bath bombs halves together.  So, you will need two bath bomb halves.  Spray each half with witch hazel and quickly press the two halves together.  Then, do the same with two more halves.  Continue this process until you have all the bath fizzies together.  Allow your bath bombs to setup.

Sugar Plum Bath Fizzies Recipe: Finishing TouchesSugar Plum Bath Fizzies Recipe: Finishing Touches

Now, we will be adding some sparkling finishing touches.  We will achieve a sparkly sugar look by dusting our bath bombs with diamond dust.  So, you will need to remove the bath bombs from the molds.  Then, place one of your bath bombs in a clean, dry bowl.  Next, sprinkle it all over with diamond dust mica pigment.  Finally, shake the bath fizzy to remove any extra mica. You want to completely cover your bath bombs with mica so that they are super sparkly.  In addition, these bath bombs will leave a super awesome sparkle to your skin when used in your bathtub.

Sugar Plum Bath Fizzies Recipe: More Fun With Natures GardenSugar Plum Bath Fizzies Recipe: More Fun With Natures Garden

We hope that you enjoy making our Sugar Plum Bath Fizzies Recipe as much as we enjoyed creating it. You can find this craft and many other cosmetic, soap, and candle recipes in our Free Classes and Recipes Box. There you will find inspiration and a ton of fragrance fun!  When you are finished finding inspiration, show us what you have created. Post your pictures of your finished products on our Instagram or Twitter pages by tagging us @ngscents. You can also post your pictures on our Facebook page.

Nov
22

Holly Berry Bath Bombs Recipe


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Holly Berry Bath Bombs Recipe Holly Berry Bath Bombs Recipe

Our next Christmas Craft Recipe is our Holly Berry Bath Bombs Recipe.  Now, while this may seem like an ordinary bath bomb, it is nothing but ordinary.  First, we found these festive sprinkles that were the inspiration for our holly berry bath fizzies.  I am in love with them and have to use them for my Christmas Cookies this year!  However, these sprinkles also worked perfectly to go with Natures Garden’s Holly Berry Fragrance Oil.  This fragrance oil smells delightful and happens to be a holiday favorite among the Natures Garden team members.  In addition, we have created the look of snow on the bath fizzies.  While this part was entirely accidental, it truly kicked these bath bombs up a notch, making them my personal favorite recipe of the season.

Holly Berry Bath Bombs Recipe: Ingredients Found at Natures Garden

Holly Berry Bath Bombs Recipe: Other Ingredients and Equipment You Will Need: 

Witch Hazel (in spray bottle)
6- Clear Round Acrylic Fillable Ornaments
Mixing Bowls
Mixing Spoon
Scale
Holly Berry Sprinkles (Find these From Wilton)

Holly Berry Bath Bombs Recipe: Prior to Preparing This Bath Fizzy Recipe

First, you want to make sure your work area is clean.  Also, be sure your mixing bowls and molds are clean and ready to use.  I also highly recommend wearing an apron to protect your clothing and gloves, glasses, and a mask. The glasses and mask are simply because the baking soda tends to float a bit on me when I add it to my bowl.  In addition, you want to prepare a bottle of witch hazel using your bullet bottle and sprayer.  I would also like to note that bath bombs should be prepared in non-humid climates.  Since bath bombs are activated by water, they can be slightly activated by moisture in the air.

Holly Berry Bath Bombs Recipe: Prepare the White Portion

The Holly Berry Bath Bombs Recipe has two colors.  First, we will prepare the white half of the bath fizzies.  This half will also include the holly berries that decorate the bath bombs.  We will also talk about an optional idea at the end to make the white half look like snow!

Holly Berry Bath Bombs Recipe: Total Recipe Amounts for the White Portion:
256 grams Citric Acid
560 grams Baking Soda (Sodium Bicarbonate)
9 grams Safflower Oil
8 grams Holly Berry Fragrance Oil
Holly Berry Bath Bombs Recipe: Prepare the Dry Ingredients for the White PortionHolly Berry Bath Bombs Recipe: Prepare the Dry Ingredients for the White Portion

First, we will prepare the dry ingredients for the white portion of the bath fizzies.  So, in a deep mixing bowl, add 256 grams of Natures Garden’s citric acid.  Then, use your hands to break up any clumps you find.  Then, add 560 grams of baking soda.  Again, use your hands to break up any clumps you may find.  Also, mix the ingredients together as you are breaking up the clumps.  You want to make sure the ingredients are fully mixed and clump free before moving on.

Holly Berry Bath Bombs Recipe: Add the Wet Ingredients for the White Portion
Next, we will be adding the wet ingredients for the white side of the bath fizzies.  To the bowl with the dry ingredients, add 8 grams of Natures Garden’s Holly Berry Fragrance Oil.  Then, add 9 grams of safflower oil to the mixture.  Finally, once again, use your hands to mix the ingredients together.  Continue to mix until the ingredients are completely and thoroughly mixed.  Once the ingredients are mixed, set the bowl aside, we will come back to it.

Holly Berry Bath Bombs Recipe: Prepare the Red Portion

Next, we will prepare the red portion of our Holly Berry Bath Bombs Recipe.  This portion will be the second half of the bath fizzy.  It will simply be an easy bath bomb recipe.  It is just a simple bath bomb, with added oil and red colorant.

Holly Berry Bath Bombs Recipe: Total Recipe Amounts for the Red Portion
256 grams Citric Acid
560 grams Baking Soda (Sodium Bicarbonate)
9 grams Safflower Oil
8 grams Holly Berry Fragrance Oil
6 grams Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant
Holly Berry Bath Bombs Recipe: Prepare the Dry Ingredients for the Red PortionHolly Berry Bath Bombs Recipe: Prepare the Dry Ingredients for the Red Portion
The dry ingredients will be citric acid and baking soda.  So, in a deep mixing bowl, add 256 grams citric acid and 560 grams baking soda.  Use your hands to mix the ingredients together.  Make sure you break up any clumps you find in the mixture.
Holly Berry Bath Bombs Recipe: Prepare the Wet Ingredients for the Red PortionHolly Berry Bath Bombs Recipe: Prepare the Wet Ingredients for the Red Portion

Now, we will prepare the wet ingredients for the red portion of the Holly Berry Bath Bombs Recipe.  So, to your dry ingredients, add 9 grams of your safflower oil, 8 grams of Natures Garden’s Holly Berry Fragrance Oil, and 6 grams of Natures Garden’s Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant.  Then, use your hands to mix the ingredients together.  Make sure the red colorant is fully and evenly dispersed.  Then, set the red portion aside for the moment and we will come back to it in just a little bit.

Holly Berry Bath Bombs Recipe: Putting the Bath Fizzies in the Molds

This bath fizzy recipe uses a traditional sphere bath bomb mold.  However, prior to putting the bath fizzies in the molds, we have a few more steps to complete.  You will need to get your molds out and put them in front of you.  We used a medium sized bath bomb mold and made six bath bombs using this recipe.  You can see a picture of the mold we used below.  They were simply the round plastic ornament type molds.

Holly Berry Bath Bombs Recipe: Adding the Holly Berries to the MoldsHolly Berry Bath Bombs Recipe: Adding the Holly Berries to the Molds

Next, we will be adding the holly berries to the molds.  The holly berries were created using holly sprinkles mix from Wilton’s.  These sprinkles contain red beads and green leaves that resemble holly berries.  For our bath bombs, we used three red beads and three green leaves in one half each bath bomb mold. So, go ahead and place three red beads in the center of one half of each of your bath bomb molds.  Then, place three of the leaves around the red decorating beads.  The goal is to make them look like holly berries.

Holly Berry Bath Bombs Recipe: Adding the White Bath Fizzy Mixture to the MoldsHolly Berry Bath Bombs Recipe: Adding the White Bath Fizzy Mixture to the Molds

Now, we will be adding the white bath fizzy mixture to one half of each mold.  The white portion of the bath fizzies will be added to the same side that you added the holly berry sprinkles.  So, with clean gloves, begin spraying the mixture lightly with witch hazel.  You want to have a crumbly dough like consistency.  Once your bath bomb mixture is at the proper consistency, add the white bath bomb mixture to holly berry half of each bath bomb mold.  Make sure you pack the fizzy mixture tightly in the mold so that they form properly.

Holly Berry Bath Bombs Recipe: Adding the Red Bath Fizzy Mixture to the MoldHolly Berry Bath Bombs Recipe: Adding the Red Bath Fizzy Mixture to the Molds

Now we will be adding the red bath fizzy mixture to the molds. So, begin by spritzing the red bath fizzy mixture with witch hazel.  Continue to spray and mix until you are sure that all of the mixture is at a crumbly dough consistency.  Once the bath bomb mixture is at the proper consistency, add it to the second half of each mold.  Pack the molds tightly and be careful not to overfill your molds.

Holly Berry Bath Bombs Recipe: Putting the Two Halves TogetherHolly Berry Bath Bombs Recipe: Putting the Two Halves Together

Finally, we will be attaching the two halves.  First, we need to lightly spray each half of the bath fizzy with witch hazel.  So, lightly spray one white half and one red half with witch hazel.  Then, press the two halves together.  You need to do this with the remaining molds until you have completed all six of your bath bombs.  Lastly, allow them to completely setup before you remove the handmade bath fizzies from the molds.  Your bath bombs should come right out of your molds very easily.  Simply use the hooks to pull the molds apart.  Then, place your bath fizzies in a place where they will not be disturbed or roll around.

Holly Berry Bath Bombs Recipe: Happy Accidents Day One

Holly Berry Bath Bombs Recipe: Happy Accidents Day OneI really have to start from day one to fully explain how this happened. I should also say, this is totally optional and dependent on the humidity as well.  When I created this recipe, I will be honest, it was raining cats and dogs, and did so all day and all night.  Obviously, this is not the best time to create a bath fizzy with all of the extra moisture in the air.  However, when I found the Wilton holly berry sprinkle, I was instantly inspired.  I HAD to make them for everyone to see.  Of course, this meant I would need to create them and immediately take pictures to share with all of you.  So, my bath bombs setup.  I removed them from the molds.  I quickly took pictures right away!  As you can see the white half is perfectly smooth.  They looked great.  I was totally happy with them.  Then, I set them aside.  I was having a bit of a problem getting the bath fizzies to stay in one place. The problem was, they kept wanting to roll off the table.  So, I set them back in half of the bath bomb mold.  The little hook on the mold prevented them from rolling away.  Now, for whatever reason, I only used half of a mold for each bath fizzy. I placed each bath bomb with the red side in the mold.  You can see how they looked when I went to bed that night in the picture to the left.

 

Holly Berry Bath Bombs Recipe: Happy Accidents Day Two

Holly Berry Bath Bombs Recipe: Happy Accidents Day TwoHowever, the most wonderful thing happened overnight!  This left the white half exposed to the air.  After an exhausting and very long day, I accidentally forgot about them and left them sitting out on my table all night.  As we talked about at the beginning of this article, bath bombs a best prepared in non-humid climates.  Well, of course, the bath fizzies attracted some moisture from the air.  Of course, the bath bombs were slightly activated.  However, since the red portions were still in the molds, only the white halves were affected.  Guess what this created, it made the white half look like snow!!!  They looked amazing and festive and absolutely perfect!  You can see how they looked in the morning in the picture to the left.  I would never have thought to use the moisture to my advantage, but it worked out wonderfully for this time of year.  I actually recreated these for my own personal use, using this technique intentionally and for those wondering, yes, the bath bombs still fizz perfectly.

 

Tell Us About Your Happy Accidents

We all have those moments where we think, man I just messed that soap, candle, bath bomb, etc. up big time.  Then, there is that moment where you realize that big mistake turned into the most wonderful thing that you never planned for.  I couldn’t be happier with how these bath bombs turned out.  Personally, I am absolutely obsessed.  I make baskets each holiday for family and friends.  I fill them with bath and body products and totally intend to create these and other bath fizzies using this technique.

We would love to hear all about your happy accidents.  We would even love to hear what inspired your projects and see pictures as well!  Tell us all about them on our Facebook or Twitter pages.  You can even post pictures on our Instagram @ngscents.  If you are looking for a little inspiration, be sure to check out all of our Free Recipes and Classes available right on our website.

 

Nov
09

Hair Conditioner for Dark Hair


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Hair Conditioner for Black HairHair Conditioner for Dark Hair

Today we will talk about conditioner for those with dark hair.  We have talked about a daily conditioner for blonde hair and even a hibiscus conditioner for red heads but for those with black hair or even a very dark brown hair, have you ever added black walnut hulls to your hair care recipes? Black walnut hulls are used in natural dark brown and black hair colorants. This handmade hair conditioner for dark hair is made with black walnut hulls to help enhance your natural black and dark brown hair color. In addition, we added meadowfoam seed oil. Meadowfoam seed oil will help add moisture and shine when added to your hair care recipes.  However, the best thing about making your own products is being able to customize and control the ingredients.  This will allow you to customize your conditioner to both your customer’s needs, as well as your own.

 

Hair Conditioner for Dark Hair: Ingredients Available at Natures Garden

VEGETABLE GLYCERIN

BTMS 25 Emulsifier

Meadowfoam Seed Oil

Black Cherry Fragrance Oil

OPTIPHEN – Preservative

VITAMIN E OIL (Tocopherol T-50) Natural

8 oz. Clear Boston Round Bottles

Black Walnut Hulls Powder

White Lotion Pumps

Disposable Pipettes

Thermometer

Fillable Tea Bags

Hair Conditioner for Dark Hair: Other Materials You Will Need

Scale
Stove
2 Small Pots
Large Pot
Large Mixing Bowl
Stick Blender
Rubber Spatula
Distilled Water
Scissors
Ziploc Bag (gallon size)

Hair Conditioner for Dark Hair: Total Recipe Weights

425 grams Distilled Water
25 grams Vegetable Glycerin
25 grams BTMS 25
20 grams Meadowfoam Seed Oil
26 grams Black Cherry Fragrance Oil
5 grams Optiphen Preservative
5 grams Vitamin E Oil
27 grams Black Walnut Hulls Powder

 

Hair Conditioner for Dark Hair: Preparations

First, prepare your area. You will want to clean your work area along. In addition, clean and sanitize the packaging supplies that you will be using. We also suggest wearing gloves, an apron, and a hair net while preparing your hair conditioner.

Hair Conditioner for Dark Hair: Achieving the Proper Emulsion

At this time, we should talk about the importance of temperature when preparing this recipe. There are a few reasons why temperature is important.  I would like to point this out to those that have never made this type of recipe. It is important to know this before you begin so that you are properly prepared.  First, your temperature is important in order to create a proper emulsion. You want to make sure the temperature of both your black walnut tea and your oil blend are around 140 degrees Fahrenheit when you blend them. If they are not at the correct temperature, your conditioner can completely separate.

In addition, your temperature is important when adding your preservative. If you add your preservative when your conditioner is too hot, your preservative will burn off.  If your emulsion is too cool the preservative will separate out of conditioner. So, you want to add your preservative at a temperature below 140 degrees Fahrenheit, but you do not want it to get below 120 degrees Fahrenheit.

Hair Conditioner for Dark Hair: Black Walnut Hulls Information

In this hair conditioner recipe, we used black walnut hulls. Black walnut hulls are often used in both dark brown and black hair dyes.  In addition, they are used in a wide variety of cosmetic recipe.  Next, we will talk a little bit about black walnuts hulls. However, you can learn even more about this wonderful cosmetic powder in our free black walnut hulls class.

When used in soap making, black walnut hulls is used to achieve a dark brown color for soap.  However, it can also be used in bath bombs, lotions, and other cosmetic recipes. It is also often used in natural hair colorants as well.  In fact, with that in mind, we created this hair conditioner for dark hair.

Hair Conditioner for Dark Hair: Preparing your Black Walnut Hulls Powder

Hair Conditioner for Dark Hair: Preparing your Black Walnut Hulls Powder

 

Next, prepare your teabag that you will be using in your herbal infusion.  You will create an herbal tea with the black walnut hulls powder for this recipe.  Black walnut hulls will help intensify your natural black hair or even someone with a very dark brown hair color. So, in your fillable tea bag, add your black walnut hulls powder. You will need to add 27 grams of the black walnut hulls powder.  Then, tie the tea bag closed.

Hair Conditioner for Dark Hair: Preparing Your Water

Hair Conditioner for Dark Hair: Preparing Your Water

 

Now, on your stove, heat your distilled water. You want to heat the water to 180 degrees Fahrenheit.  While you will only need 425 grams of water, make sure you add plenty of water. You will need to hold the temperature at this temperature for 20 minutes.  Some of your water will evaporate during this time. However, it is important that you heat for twenty minutes to destroy any bacteria.

 

 

Hair Conditioner for Dark Hair: Adding Your Tea Bag

 

Add your tea bag to your water. Allow the tea bag to steep to create a very dark tea. This black walnut tea will be used in your conditioner.

Hair Conditioner for Dark Hair: Preparing Your Oils

Now, we will also be preparing the oils portion of this recipe. The Natures Garden staff used meadowfoam seed oil for our conditioner.  We customized our conditioner specifically for the hair needs of employees here at Natures Garden. Meadowfoam seed oil is wonderful for dry hair.  It also is great for a little extra shine.  While we used meadowfoam seed oil, you can customize this conditioner for your hair needs. Just use a total of 20 grams of oil in any combination you choose. It will require testing of course to perfect the conditioner to your needs. You can read about the oils for various hair types here.

Hair Conditioner for Dark Hair: Preparing Your Oils

 

Now, you will need to prepare the oil portion of this recipe. This portion will be melted on your stove using a double boiler. So, first get your large pot and add a few inches of water. Heat the water over medium heat.  You can allow it to heat while you are preparing your oils.

Next, you will need a small pot. In this pot, weigh out and add 25 grams Vegetable Glycerin, 25 grams BTMS 25, and 20 grams Meadowfoam Seed Oil. Then, place the small pot inside the larger pot of water on your stove.  Allow your oils to melt, stirring occasionally.

Hair Conditioner for Dark Hair: Mixing Your Oils and Herbal Tea Together

Hair Conditioner for Dark Hair: Mixing Your Oils and Herbal Tea Together

 

You want to move quickly through the next couple of steps as this is where the temperatures are very important in order to achieve a proper emulsion. So, get a deep mixing bowl.  Then, weigh out 425 grams of the herbal tea you created.

 

 

Hair Conditioner for Dark Hair: Mixing Your Oils and Herbal Tea Together

In addition, remove your melted oils from the heat.  Then, allow the temperature of both the oils and herbal tea to drop to about 140 degrees Fahrenheit.  At this time go ahead and slowly add your oils to your herbal tea. Finally, use your stick blender to emulsify your ingredients.  You will notice the color of your mixture will begin to change.  Continue to mix, ensuring that your conditioner is fully blended. However, be careful not to allow the temperature to drop below 120 degrees Fahrenheit.

Hair Conditioner for Dark Hair: Adding the Final Conditioner Ingredients

Hair Conditioner for Dark Hair: Adding the Final Conditioner Ingredients

Finally, we will be adding just a few more ingredients.  As we talked about earlier, all three of these ingredients need to be added at a temperature no cooler than 120 degrees Fahrenheit.  So, add 26 grams of your Black Cherry Fragrance Oil, 5 grams Optiphen Preservative, and 5 grams Vitamin E Oil. Then, once again use your stick blender to incorporate all of the ingredients. Continue to stick blend the ingredients until you are sure everything is mixed.

Hair Conditioner for Dark Hair: Cooling the Conditioner

Hair Conditioner for Dark Hair: Cooling the Conditioner

 

Once you have stick blended your conditioner fully and completely, the only thing left to do is wait.  You want your conditioner’s temperature to drop to room temperature.  You will notice that your conditioner is still very thin.  As the conditioner cools, it becomes thicker.

Hair Conditioner for Dark Hair: Packaging Your Conditioner

Now, once your conditioner has reached room temperature, you are ready to package your conditioner.  We chose to package our conditioner in the 8 ounce Boston Round Bottles.  If you choose these same bottles, you will need two of them.  However, we have a variety of bottles and lids available to package your conditioner. Get your bottles out at this time and set them in front of you.

Hair Conditioner for Dark Hair: Packaging Your Conditioner

 

First, you will need your gallon sized Ziploc bag.  Next, place your conditioner in the bag.  You will notice that I placed my bag inside a small bowl.  This made it easier to put my conditioner into the bag.  I place the opening of the bag around the bowl.  This kept the bag open as I filled it. Once you have filled your bag, remove as much air as possible and close the bag.

 

 

 

Hair Conditioner for Dark Hair: Packaging Your Conditioner

 

Next, we will cut the corner of the bag.  You just need to cut the corner a bit to create a hole.  All we are doing is basically creating a decorating bag.  We will line the hole in the bag up with the opening of our bottle to fill it.  Go ahead and fill your bottle with the conditioner.

 

 

Hair Conditioner for Dark Hair: Packaging Your Conditioner

Once your bottle is full, place a lid on top.  We used the white pump tops. Once you have placed a lid on top you are finished. Your conditioner for dark hair is now ready to use!  Simply wash your hair then use the conditioner as you would your normal hair conditioner.  We have found that the longer you leave it on before rinsing, the better results you will see.

 

We hope that you have enjoyed creating this hair conditioner for dark hair. Did you know that we have a wide variety of candle making, soap making, and cosmetics making recipes found in our free classes and recipes box? We would love to see all of the wonderful creation you have been working on.  Tag us on Instagram or Twitter @ngscents.  You can also post pictures of your finished handcrafted candles, soaps and cosmetics on our Facebook page.  Be sure to follow us as well.

 

Oct
27

Ways to Use Avocado Oil


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Ways to Use Avocado OilWays to Use Avocado Oil

Earlier in the week we talked about the benefits of avocado oil.  Today, we will look at ways to use avocado oil in your handcrafted bath and body products.  Avocado oil is wonderfully nourishing for your skin.  It is wonderfully thick, luxurious oil.  This oil is perfect for those winter months when your skin could really use some extra moisturizing.  To read about the many benefits of avocado oil click here.  However, be sure to read on for 20 ways to use avocado oil in your handmade body products.

Ways To Use Avocado Oil: Bath Bomb RecipesWays To Use Avocado Oil: Bath Bomb Recipes

First, let’s talk about bath bombs.  Bath bomb look really cool in as they fizz in the water.  Some even make the water a rainbow of cool colors.  However, did you know they aren’t just wonderful for the wow factor, some even contain added oils that are wonderful for your body.  Below, we will show you how we incorporated this oil into one of our bath bomb recipes.

Ways to Use Avocado Oil Fish Toy Bath Bomb RecipeWays to Use Avocado Oil Fish Toy Bath Bomb Recipe

First, we will talk about bath bomb, or bath fizzies as the kids a calling them these days!  In fact, with kids in mind this homemade bath fizzy was created.  Parents, we know how tough it can be to get those kiddos to take a bath.  We fight, yell, and sometimes it even ends in a melt down.  Well, what if each bath meant getting a toy?  With that thought in mind we created the fish toy bath bomb recipe.  We place a toy into the middle of the bath bomb.  So, when your little one takes a bath, pop the bath bomb into the tub and out comes a surprise.  In addition, we scented this bath bomb with Mermaid Kisses Fragrance Oil to give it a fabulously refreshing scent.

Ways To Use Avocado Oil: Homemade Bubble BarsWays To Use Avocado Oil: Homemade Bubble Bars

For those that don’t know, a bubble bar is crumbled under your warm running bath water.  Do to the addition of ingredients like SCI or SLS it produces bubbles perfect for your bubble bath.  These are wonderful and super fun to make. If you haven’t attempted a bubble bar recipe, you have got to try creating them for yourself.

Ways to Use Avocado Oil Mandarin Mango Bubble Bar Recipe

Next, you can use avocado oil in bubble bars.  We even used avocado oil in our Mandarin Mango Bubble Bar Recipe.  This bubble bath recipe is perfect for those of us that enjoy a nice relaxing bath.  However, we also added avocado oil to really pamper and moisturize you skin. Further, we added Mango and Mandarin Fragrance Oil to give the bubble bars a nice fruity scent.

Ways To Use Avocado Oil: Lip BalmsWays To Use Avocado Oil: Lip Balms

Next, let’s have a chat about handmade lip balm. Natures Garden has used avocado oil in a couple of lip balm recipes.  For some of us the cold, wind, and snow is right around the corner.  Your lips really can get especially dry this time of year.  So, why not take advantage of these ways to use avocado oil in lip balm.

Ways to Use Avocado Oil Avocado Lip Balm RecipeWays to Use Avocado Oil Avocado Lip Balm Recipe

First, we have one of our avocado oil lip balm recipe. This lip balm recipe is packed with oils and butters your lips will love!  It contains, of course, avocado oil, but also mango butter, coconut oil, and Vitamin E Oil.  Finally, we added French Vanilla Flavor Oil to give it a creamy vanilla taste.

Ways to Use Avocado Oil Chocolate Avocado Lip Balm RecipeWays to Use Avocado Oil Chocolate Avocado Lip Balm Recipe

Next, we have our chocolate avocado lip balm recipe.  Now, while this may seem just like the other avocado lip balm recipe, this one is slightly different.  It too contains coconut oil, mango butter, and vitamin E.  However, we also included real dark chocolate wafers to flavor the lip balm.

Ways To Use Avocado Oil: Lotion MakingWays To Use Avocado Oil: Lotion Making

Now, we will look at how avocado oil can be incorporated into your lotion making recipes.  While there are many ways to use avocado oil in lotion, below, we will talk about one of those ways.  When avocado oil is used in lotion recipes, it is incredible nourishing, it has incredible moisturizing power.  So, if your skin is dry and could use some extra help, I highly recommend avocado oil.

Ways to Use Avocado Oil Natural Facial Night Cream RecipeWays to Use Avocado Oil Natural Facial Night Cream Recipe

Not only do we incorporate avocado oil into this facial night cream recipe, we also infused calendula into the lotion.  This face cream is perfect for nightly use.  In addition to the benefit of the avocado oil, this night cream recipe is completely natural.

Ways To Use Avocado Oil: Body ScrubsWays To Use Avocado Oil: Body Scrubs

Next, you can discover ways to use avocado oil in your body scrub recipes.  Adding avocado oil to your scrub recipe is perfect!  Allow the exfoliants in the scrub to buff away the dead and dry skin.  Then, let the avocado oil step in to pump your skin with moisture.

Ways to Use Avocado Oil Margarita Salt Scrub RecipeWays to Use Avocado Oil Margarita Salt Scrub Recipe

First, we have the Margarita Salt Scrub Recipe.  This particular salt scrub not only use the moisturizing power of avocado oil, it also has the added benefit of Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate also known as SCI.  SCI is a foaming agent that is one of my favorite NG products.  SCI is often used in place of SLS.  This gentle surfactant is used to produce bubbles in products like our Margarita Salt Scrub.  However, that is not the only thing we love about it!  It also leaves your skin feeling silky and smooth.  Finally, this foaming body scrub is scented with our Margarita Fragrance Oil.

Ways to Use Avocado Oil Wine Sugar Scrub RecipeWays to Use Avocado Oil Wine Sugar Scrub Recipe

Our second scrub recipe using avocado oil is our Wine Sugar Scrub Recipe.  So, I am sure you are wondering what the big deal is with a wine scented scrub, right? Well, this wine scrub isn’t just scented with our Christmas Cabernet Wine Fragrance Oil, it also contains real red wine. This red wine body scrub is the perfect Christmas gift for all of the wine lovers in your life!

Ways to Use Avocado Oil  Vanilla Cinnamon Sugar Scrub RecipeWays to Use Avocado Oil Vanilla Cinnamon Sugar Scrub Recipe

Third, we have our vanilla cinnamon sugar scrub that uses avocado oil.  What else is unique about this sugar scrub?  To be honest there are a few things.  One, since this scrub is emulsified, we could layer it.  What is an emulsified scrub some may ask.  To put it simply, do you ever notice how some scrubs will have the oil separated from the sugar or salt?  Those scrub were not emulsified. This doesn’t mean there is anything wrong with them, we have made plenty like this as well.  However, one great thing with an emulsified scrub is that you can layer it.  The second unique thing about this scrub, in addition to vanilla powder and apple pie spice powder, it contains two different types of sugar.  The brown layer contains brown sugar and the white contains white sugar.  Lastly, this sugar scrub recipe uses two different fragrance oils.  We scented it with Cinnabun Type Fragrance Oil and Vanilla Bean Fragrance Oil.

Ways to Use Avocado Oil Sour Watermelon Sugar Scrub Cubes RecipeWays to Use Avocado Oil Sour Watermelon Sugar Scrub Cubes Recipe

Finally, in our way to use avocado oil in a body scrub.  Why not try a solid scrub recipe.  This scrub recipe is perfectly portioned for single use.  You can pop a cube out of the clamshell and use it.  Not only is this scrub portioned perfectly, it also uses clamshell packaging.  Clamshells are wonderful because you don’t have to worry about additional packaging. Simple place your scrub into the clamshell, close the lid, and place your label.  It’s that simple!  This particular recipe is scented with our Sour Watermelon Candy Fragrance Oil.

Ways To Use Avocado Oil: Soap MakingWays To Use Avocado Oil: Soap Making

Finally, we will talk about soap making recipes using avocado oil.  Avocado oil is a nutrient-filled soaping oil that will give your cold process soap with creamy lather It provides conditioning to the skin. Due to its high levels of unsaponifiables, many soap makers use avocado oil to increase the moisturizing qualities of their cp soap. Avocado oil is a great oil to add to soap for people with sensitive skin. In handmade soap your usage rate can be 5-30% of your recipe.

Ways to Use Avocado Oil: Gentle Avocado Cold Process Soap RecipeWays to Use Avocado Oil: Gentle Avocado Cold Process Soap Recipe

First, in our soap making recipes, our Gentle Avocado Cold Process Soap Recipe. This soap making recipe uses avocado oil to truly pamper your skin.  In addition, we scented this handmade cp soap with Natures Garden’s Rice Petals and Shea Butter Fragrance Oil.

 

Ways to Use Avocado Oil: Cold Fashioned Lemonade Soap RecipeWays to Use Avocado Oil: Cold Fashioned Lemonade Soap Recipe

Next, we have our Cold Fashioned Lemonade Soap Recipe.  This recipe was created as an employee spotlight project by Bailey.  She chose to scent her cold process soap with one of her favorite fragrance oils.  What fragrance oil did she use?  Bailey used Lemon Sugar Fragrance Oil, of course.

Ways to Use Avocado Oil: MP Embed CP Soap Recipe

Now, we have a cold process soap recipe that uses Bubble Luscious Fragrance Oil along with avocado oil.  This cp soap recipe will show you how to place melt and pour soap embeds inside you cold process soap.

Ways to Use Avocado Oil: Argan Soap RecipeWays to Use Avocado Oil: Argan Soap Recipe

Another option is to use avocado oil along with Kulu Bay Fragrance Oil to compliment the argan oil in our Argan Soap Recipe.  This is a cp soap recipe the uses an in the pot swirl to create an awesome three color swirl.

Ways to Use Avocado Oil: Hot Process Soap RecipeWays to Use Avocado Oil: Hot Process Soap Recipe

You can also use avocado oil in hot process soap recipes.  This hp soap recipe uses Natures Garden’s NG Baby Powder Fabuloso Fragrance Oil. Hot Process Soap, for those that haven’t made it before, can be created is a soaping crock pot.

Ways to Use Avocado Oil: Refreshing Cold Process Soap RecipeWays to Use Avocado Oil: Refreshing Cold Process Soap Recipe

Alternatively, you can use avocado oil in this refreshing cold process soap recipe.  This cp soap recipe uses China Rain Fragrance Oil.  This soap recipe is another recipe that uses a in the pot swirl.

 

Ways to Use Avocado Oil: Hot Fudge Brownies Cold Process Soap RecipeWays to Use Avocado Oil: Hot Fudge Brownies Cold Process Soap Recipe

Next, this cold process soap recipe with avocado oil uses Hot Fudge Brownies Fragrance Oil.  I must say this soap looks good enough to eat, and smells equally delicious.  If you now need some brownies, try this recipe, it’s amazing!

Ways to Use Avocado Oil: Total Hot Man CP Soap RecipeWays to Use Avocado Oil: Total Hot Man CP Soap Recipe

Now, this next recipe holds a very special place in my heart.  This was my very first attempt at cold process soap making.  I was taught how to make soap with this recipe using avocado oil.  It was only the start of my soap making journey that has turned into a passion. It uses activated charcoal, Hawaiian Black Salt, and is scented with the powerful scent of Total Hot Man Fragrance Oil.

Ways to Use Avocado Oil: Apricotie Hottie Soap RecipeWays to Use Avocado Oil: Apricotie Hottie Soap Recipe

Finally, a hot process soap making recipe that uses Apricot Fragrance Oil as well as both avocado oil and apricot oil. Learn how to make a basic hot process soap using a crock pot.

Oct
26

Hair Conditioner for Brunettes


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Hair Conditioner for BrunettesHair Conditioner for Brunettes

Today we will talk about a hair conditioner for brunettes.  We have talked about a daily conditioner for blonde hair and even a hibiscus conditioner for red heads but for those with brown hair, have you ever added tried a coffee rinse? Well at Natures Garden, we thought, why not add it right to a conditioner so it can be used as needed. This handmade conditioner is made with actual to help enhance your natural brown hair color. In addition, we added some wonderful oils. We used both apricot oil and sesame oil.  However, the best thing about making your own products is being able to customize and control the ingredients.  This will allow you to customize your conditioner to both your customer’s needs, as well as your own.

 

Hair Conditioner for Brunettes: Ingredients Available at Natures Garden

VEGETABLE GLYCERIN

BTMS 25 Emulsifier

Sesame Seed Oil

Apricot Kernel Oil

Jamaican Vanilla Cafe Fragrance Oil

OPTIPHEN – Preservative

VITAMIN E OIL (Tocopherol T-50) Natural

8 oz. Clear Boston Round Bottles

White Lotion Pumps

Disposable Pipettes

Themometer

Hair Conditioner for Brunettes: Other Materials You Will Need

Scale
Stove
2 Small Pots
Large Pot
Large Mixing Bowl
Stick Blender
Rubber Spatula
Distilled Water
Scissors
Ziploc Bag (gallon size)
Freshly Brewed Coffee

Hair Conditioner for Brunettes: Total Recipe Weights

425 grams Brewed Coffee
25 grams Vegetable Glycerin
25 grams BTMS 25
10 grams Apricot Kernel Oil
10 grams Sesame Seed Oil
26 grams Jamaican Vanilla Cafe Fragrance Oil
5 grams Optiphen Preservative
5 grams Vitamin E Oil

Hair Conditioner for Brunettes: Jamaican Vanilla Cafe Fragrance Oil

For this conditioner recipe we used Jamaican Vanilla Cafe Fragrance Oil.  How does Jamaican Vanilla Cafe Fragrance Oil smell?  It smells AMAZING! This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is a harmony of rich roasted Jamaican coffee and sweet vanilla beans making this scent a delightful temptation.  An NG Original Fragrance!

Hair Conditioner for Brunettes: Preparations

First, prepare the area where you will be working. You will want to clean your work area. In addition, you want to both clean and sanitize your packaging supplies that you will be using. We also suggest wearing protective clothing such as gloves, an apron, and a hair net while preparing your hair conditioner.

Hair Conditioner for Brunettes: Achieving the Proper Emulsion

At this time, we should talk about the importance of temperature when preparing this recipe. There are a few reasons why temperature is important.  I would like to point this out for those that have never made this type of recipe. It is important to know this before you begin so that you are properly prepared.  First, your temperature is important in order to create a proper emulsion. You want to make sure the temperature of both your coffee and your oils are around 140 degrees Fahrenheit when you blend them. If they are not at the correct temperature, your conditioner can completely separate.

In addition, it is important when adding your preservative. If you add your preservative when your conditioner is too hot, your preservative will burn off.  If your emulsion is too cool the preservative will separate out of conditioner. You want to add your preservative at a temperature below 140 degrees Fahrenheit, but you do not want it to get below 120 degrees Fahrenheit.

Hair Conditioner for Brunettes: Coffee for Your Hair

In this hair conditioner recipe we used freshly brewed coffee. Coffee is often used in natural hair dyes.  It helps cover grays and add dimension to brown hair. In addition, you don’t have to use harsh chemicals to color your hair. We all know that hair dye, whether it be from the store, or the salon, isn’t really that great for our hair.  I mean sure we look and feel amazing, but think about the damage that it can do to our hair.  Is it really worth it?

 

Hair Conditioner for Brunettes: Preparing your CoffeeHair Conditioner for Brunettes: Preparing your Coffee

Next, we will prepare our coffee.  There really are two different ways you can do this. First, simply make a pot of coffee.  However, it is still important that the bacteria is destroyed.  So, make sure your coffee stays around 180 degrees Fahrenheit for 20 minutes.

Another option is to basically create a tea using coffee grounds.  This can be done by adding coffee grounds to a tea bag or two and adding it to your water. So, first, fill your tea bag.  Then, on your stove, heat your distilled water. You want to heat the water to 180 degrees Fahrenheit.  While you will only need 425 grams of water, make sure you add plenty of water. You will need to hold the temperature at this temperature for 20 minutes.  Some of your water will evaporate during this time. However, it is important that you heat for twenty minutes to destroy any bacteria.  Add you tea bag to your water. Allow the teabag to steep to create a very dark coffee water. This will create the coffee that will be used in your conditioner.

Hair Conditioner for Brunettes: Choosing Your OilsHair Conditioner for Brunettes: Choosing Your Oils

Now, we will also be preparing the oils portion of this recipe. We here at Natures Garden used avocado oil for our conditioner.  As I said earlier, we created these conditioners for each hair color, customizing them to the hair care needs of one of the members of Natures Garden’s Creative Team.  In this case, Deborah chose apricot kernel oil and sesame seed oil.  While these are the oils that she chose, and by the way loved, you can customize your conditioner for your hair needs. You can use a total of 20 grams of oil in any combination that you feel will suit you. It will require testing of course to perfect the conditioner to your needs. You can read about the oils for various hair types here. Whether your hair is thick or fine, oily or dry, you will find the perfect oil for you!

Hair Conditioner for Brunettes: Choosing Your OilsHair Conditioner for Brunettes: Preparing Your Oils

Next, you will need to prepare the oils that you will be using in this recipe. We will us a double boiler to melt your oils on the stove top. So, you will need to get your large pot and add a few inches of water. Then, heat the water over medium heat.  You can allow the water to heat as you are preparing your oils.

Hair Conditioner for Brunettes: Choosing Your Oils

 

 

 

 

Now, you will need your small pot. In this pot, weigh out and add 25 grams Vegetable Glycerin, 25 grams BTMS 25, 10 grams Sesame Seed Oil and 10 grams Apricot Kernel Oil. Then, place your small pot inside the larger pot of water on your stove.  Allow your oils to melt, make sure you are stirring occasionally as they are melting.

Hair Conditioner for Brunettes: Mixing Your Oils and Herbal Tea Together

You want to move quickly through the next couple of steps as this is where the temperatures are very important in order to achieve a proper emulsion. So, get a deep mixing bowl.  Then, weigh out 425 grams of the coffee.

Hair Conditioner for Brunettes: Mixing Your Oils and Herbal Tea Together

 

In addition, remove your melted oils from the heat.  Then, allow the temperature of both the oils and your coffee to drop to about 140 degrees Fahrenheit before moving on.

 

 

 

 

Hair Conditioner for Brunettes: Mixing Your Oils and Herbal Tea Together

Next, at this time, go ahead and add your oils to your coffee. Finally, use your stick blender to emulsify your ingredients.  You should notice the color of your mixture will start to change.  You want to continue to mix, ensuring that your conditioner is completely blended. However, be careful not to allow the temperature of the mixture to drop below 120 degrees Fahrenheit.

 

Hair Conditioner for Brunettes: Adding the Final Conditioner Ingredients

Hair Conditioner for Brunettes: Adding the Final Conditioner Ingredients

Finally, we will be adding just a few more ingredients to our mixture.  We need to add scent, a preservative, and vitamin E oil.  As we talked about earlier, all three of these ingredients need to be added at a temperature no cooler than 120 degrees Fahrenheit.  So, add 26 grams of your Jamaican Vanilla Cafe Fragrance Oil, 5 grams Optiphen Preservative, and 5 grams Vitamin E Oil. Then, once again, use your stick blender to incorporate all of the ingredients fully. Continue to stick blend the mixture until your are sure everything is completely blended.

Hair Conditioner for Brunettes: Cooling the Conditioner

Hair Conditioner for Brunettes: Cooling the Conditioner

Once you have stick blended your conditioner fully and completely, the only thing left to do is wait.  You want you conditioner’s temperature to drop to room temperature.  You will notice that your conditioner is still very thin.  As the conditioner for brunettes cools, it will begin to get thicker.

Hair Conditioner for Brunettes: Packaging Your Conditioner

Now, once your handmade conditioner has reached room temperature, you are ready to package your conditioner.  We chose the 8 ounce Boston round bottles to package our conditioner.  However, you can use whichever bottle you choose.  If you choose these same bottles, you will need two of them.  We do offer a variety of bottles and lids available to package your brunette conditioner. Next, get your bottles out at this time. Set them in front of you so that you are prepared to place your conditioner into the bottles.

First though you will need your gallon sized Ziploc bag.  Next, place your conditioner in the bag.  If you would like, you can place the gallon bag inside a small bowl.  Then, wrap the opening of the bag around the bowl.  This will keep the bag open while you add the conditioner to the bowl. This makes it a lot easier when putting my conditioner into the bag.  Once you have filled your bag, remove as much air as possible. Then, go ahead and close the bag.

Next, we will cut the corner of the bag.  You just need to cut the corner a bit to create a hole.  All we are doing is basically creating a decorating bag.  We will line the hole in the bag up with the opening of our bottle to fill it.  Go ahead and fill your bottle with the conditioner.

Hair Conditioner for Brunettes: Packaging Your ConditionerOnce your bottle is full, place a lid on top.  We used the white pump tops. Once you have placed a lid on top you are finished. Your conditioner for brunettes is now ready to use!  Simply wash your hair then use the conditioner as you would your normal hair conditioner.  We have found that the longer you leave it on before rinsing, the better results you will see. While the results aren’t permanent, they will stay for a bit and with regular your hair should stay a lovely brown color.

 

We hope that you have enjoyed creating this hair conditioner for brunettes. Did you know that we have a wide variety of candle making, soap making, and cosmetics making recipes found in our free classes and recipes box? We would love to see all of the wonderful creation you have been working on.  Tag us on Instagram or Twitter @ngscents.  You can also post pictures of your finished handcrafted candles, soaps and cosmetics on our Facebook page.  Be sure to follow us on our social media pages as well.

Oct
16

Best Christmas Fragrance Oils


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Best Christmas Fragrance OilsBest Christmas Fragrance Oils

Since we are heading into this lovely season of goodwill and kindness, we would love to share with your some of the best Christmas fragrance oils. We at Natures Garden have a little something for everyone this Christmas. In this blog, we have some of our favorite fragrance oils for the holiday season. Some are sweet and others are earthy, but all of these scents are perfect for this time of year. While this blog shares many of our Christmas scents, you can find even more wonderful fragrance oils on our Christmas Scents page. You are sure to find something that you can use in your festive soaps, candles and body products.

Best Christmas Fragrance Oils Christmas Memories Fragrance OilBest Christmas Fragrance Oils Christmas Memories Fragrance Oil

First, you can try out the delightful Christmas Memories Fragrance Oil! This Natures Garden Fragrance is Christmas memories at their finest! This fragrance oil begins with top notes of orange peel and cranberry sauce that flows nicely into middle notes of cinnamon sticks and freshly ground cloves. Also, the scent has base notes of evergreen and pinecones. You will adore this scent in your homemade crafts.

Best Christmas Fragrance Oils Sleigh Ride Fragrance Oil

Sleigh Ride Fragrance Oil by Natures Garden is next on our list of best Christmas Fragrance Oil. It is a wonderful combination of top notes of pine, apples, and cinnamon. Then, it is followed with middle notes bayberry and holly. Sleigh Ride Fragrance Oil is rounded out with a hint of vanilla.

Best Christmas Fragrance Oils Santa Snacks Fragrance OilBest Christmas Fragrance Oils Santa Snacks Fragrance Oil

Our Santa Snacks Fragrance Oil has the perfect scent for this wonderful time of year. This refreshing fragrance oil by Natures Garden is the aroma of fresh baked sugar cookies with hints of spices. Some of our customers use this fragrance all year round and call it Sugar and Spice. Give this Santa Hat Candle Recipe using Santa Snacks Fragrance Oil a try!

Best Christmas Fragrance Oils Christmas Cabin Fragrance Oil Best Christmas Fragrance Oils Christmas Cabin Fragrance Oil

Additionally, you can use one of our most popular Christmas scents, our Christmas Cabin Fragrance Oil in your handmade soap, candles, and cosmetics. This Christmas scented oil by Natures Garden is a wonderful blend of bayberries and cranberries with a top note of freshly crushed cinnamon bark with hints of orange zests. Many of our customers use this aroma year round.

Best Christmas Fragrance Oils Balsam and Cedar Fragrance OilBest Christmas Fragrance Oils Balsam and Cedar Fragrance Oil

Further, you can use the lovely aroma of Balsam and Cedar Fragrance Oil. This fragrance oil is a camphoraceous woody blend of pine, eucalyptus, cedarwood, which is finished with sweet balsam.Also, this scent is composed of top notes of orange, raspberry, and plum with middle notes of lily, carnation, and base notes of hyacinth;  base notes of balsam, pine, eucalyptus, and cedarwood.

Best Christmas Fragrance Oils Christmas Cookies Fragrance OilBest Christmas Fragrance Oils Christmas Cookies Fragrance Oil

Another great scent for the holidays is our Christmas Cookies Fragrance Oil! This fragrance oil has a great scent of freshly-baked, buttery Christmas Cookie with frosting. This scrumptious scent is absolutely scrumptious and is sure to make your products irresistible. Because everybody loves warm, fresh Christmas cookies.

Best Christmas Fragrance Oils Christmas Splendor Fragrance OilBest Christmas Fragrance Oils Christmas Splendor Fragrance Oil

Our Christmas Splendor Fragrance Oil is the perfect aroma for making homemade candles! This fragrance has the wonderful Christmas combination of apples, oak, balsam, fir, and pine, with a background of cinnamon and clove. Many of our customers carry this scent year round because it is a best selling scent for them, but many of these customers have decided to rename it Country Splendor for their year-round sales.

Best Christmas Fragrance Oils Christmas Cabernet Fragrance OilBest Christmas Fragrance Oils Christmas Cabernet Fragrance Oil

Also, we have the wonderful Christmas Cabernet fragrance oil! We used this lovely scent to create an amazing Wine Sugar Scrub Recipe! This fragrance oil by Natures Garden was created to capture part of the Christmas essence.  Cabernet has a classically deep red color and displays a lovely bouquet of berries and oak. A full-bodied wine with good varietal character and power, it offers rich cherry flavors with excellent balance and a long finish. We have combined this lovely aroma with hints of Christmas time and created our version of Christmas Cabernet. You will certainly want to celebrate after you smell this fragrance!

Best Christmas Fragrance Oils Balsam Fragrance OilBest Christmas Fragrance Oils Balsam Fragrance Oil

Next, we have another great winter fragrance oil for your Christmas scents list. Our Balsam Fragrance Oil has the perfect aroma of fresh pine balsam aroma is great for Christmas time and all year round. Not only is this a great scent for mixing throughout the year or creating new scents for your seasonal line. So, get crafting for the holiday with a wonderful fragrance!

Best Christmas Fragrance Oils Christmas Wreath Type Fragrance OilBest Christmas Fragrance Oils Christmas Wreath Type Fragrance Oil

Further, you can use the Christmas Wreath Type Fragrance Oil in your own creations. This wonderful fragrance oil by Natures Garden is the traditional and welcoming scent for the holidays. In this scent you, will find fresh cut boughs of pine, balsam, hollyberry and earthy pinecones. Truly, this is a great seasonal scent that you can make crafts like our Christmas Wreath Fire Starters Recipe!

Best Christmas Fragrance Oils Bayberry Fragrance OilBest Christmas Fragrance Oils Bayberry Fragrance Oil

Also, we have a different choice for your winter line that is just as great as other fragrances. Bayberry Fragrance Oil   This aroma by Natures Garden is a nice blend of fir and balsam and delicate spicy undertones of nutmeg and ginger. You will love this scent in your scented Christmas crafts, as many of our customers already have! Of course, this fragrance oil is a best-selling fragrance oil!

Best Christmas Fragrance Oils Christmas Thyme Fragrance OilBest Christmas Fragrance Oils Christmas Thyme Fragrance Oil

Additionally, you can create even more wonderfully scented products with the delightful Christmas Thyme Fragrance Oil. This fragrance oil has the aroma of bayberries and apples with a base note of fresh pine needles and thyme, with a top note of freshly ground cinnamon bark. This is a perfect scent for creating your own homemade Christmas products and crafts. Plus, you can create the feel of Christmas with scent by using this aroma to create our Christmas Liquid Potpourri Recipe.

Best Christmas Fragrance Oils Candy Cane Fragrance OilBest Christmas Fragrance Oils Candy Cane Fragrance Oil

Another wonderful fragrance for the holiday season is the delightful Candy Cane Fragrance Oil by Natures Garden. This delightful candy aroma embodies the joy of the holidays. This aroma captures the lovely scent combination of fresh peppermint leaves and sweet ripened strawberries on a dry down of delicious vanilla. While there are tons of fun ways to utilize this aroma, one great way to utilize this scent is by creating our very own Candy Cane Candle Recipe! This recipe uses joy wax and red candle dye to create a candle that is striped red and white and has a scent just like a candy cane.

Best Christmas Fragrance Oils Santas Whiskers Fragrance OilBest Christmas Fragrance Oils Santas Whiskers Fragrance Oil

Further, you can try out the fabulous Santas Whiskers Fragrance Oil which was inspired by the big guy himself. This scent is a perfect aroma for the holiday season and you are sure to use it well in your soap, candle, and cosmetic recipes. This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is a fun blend of balsam, fir, and pine with warm vanilla sugar cookies. This scent is perfect for creating all kinds of products, or even holiday crafts. If you are looking for ideas, we used this aroma to create our wonderful Santa Whiskers Candle Recipe.

Best Christmas Fragrance Oils Christmas Wassail Fragrance OilBest Christmas Fragrance Oils Christmas Wassail Fragrance Oil

Furthermore, you can try out the Christmas Wassail Fragrance Oil for crafting. This Natures Garden fragrance oil is an exciting Christmas culinary drink aroma. The wonderful aroma of mulled apple cider, fresh pineapple, and orange zests surrounded with spicy cinnamon and cloves.

 

 

 

Best Christmas Fragrance Oils Eggnog Fragrance OilBest Christmas Fragrance Oils Eggnog Fragrance Oil

Another beloved holiday treat is Eggnog! So, the creamy Christmas fragrance oil by Natures Garden is a perfect addition to the holidays. This creamy eggnog has strong notes of buttercream vanilla, with hints of cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove. Many of our customers use this scent year round by renaming it Creamy Spice.

Best Christmas Fragrance Oils Chestnut Brown Sugar Fragrance OilBest Christmas Fragrance Oils Chestnut Brown Sugar Fragrance Oil

Of course, everyone has heard or experienced the lovely Christmas tradition of chestnuts roasting by an open fire. Not only is this a lovely holiday tradition, but the aroma is amazing. This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is a succulent aroma that is reminiscent of fall time and perfect for this frigid season. This scent has top notes of caramel, brown sugar, nutty characters, maple, and butter; followed by powdery middle notes; sitting on a fresh, full-bodied base note of chestnut.

Best Christmas Fragrance Oils Reindeer Poo Fragrance Oil

Also, you can use the fun aroma of Reindeer Poo Fragrance Oil when creating your holiday products. Be sure to check out our Reindeer Poo Candle inspired by this scent. This holiday season, have fun, laugh a little, and embrace a good sense of humor.  That is what we did when creating Natures Garden’s Reindeer Poo fragrance oil!  This fragrance will lift your holiday spirits, and add a little magic to your life!  Reindeer Poo begins with top notes of apples and pears; followed by middle notes of eucalyptus, pine, and geranium; and well-balanced with base notes of vanilla, cedarwood, and patchouli.  We believe that the bubbly top notes coincide with the feeling children have when they see Santa’s reindeer magically flying through the sky.

Best Christmas Fragrance Oils Christmas Cravings Fragrance OilBest Christmas Fragrance Oils Christmas Cravings Fragrance Oil

Christmas Cravings Fragrance Oil is another fantastic fragrance that you can use to create your homemade products. Obviously, this scent would be a great choice for the holidays. This wonderful fragrance begins with top notes of orange, grapefruit, lemon, and apple; followed by middle notes of cinnamon, ginger, carrot, and nutmeg; sitting on base notes of buttercream and vanilla. In fact, this scent is almost guaranteed to make your mouth water!

Best Christmas Fragrance Oils Cotton Headed Ninny Muggin Fragrance OilBest Christmas Fragrance Oils Cotton Headed Ninny Muggin Fragrance Oil

Additionally, you can find another great ingredient for your homemade creations with this fun fragrance. Cotton Headed Ninny Muggin Fragrance Oil is a delightful Christmas scent that will bring some warmth to the season. This scent was inspired by one of our favorite movies of all times – “ELF”.  At one point in the movie, Buddy mentions that he feels like a “Cotton headed ninny muggin”; AKA…an ELF Airhead.  This made us think, “What would a cotton headed ninny muggin smell like?”  Cotton headed ninny muggin fragrance oil begins with sweet, buttery, creamy coconut and vanilla frosting; leading to middle notes of powdery heliotrope and spicy hints; and sits on a powerful vanilla base. We used this fragrance oil to make scented play dough and it was amazing!

 

Best Christmas Fragrance Oils Elf Sweat Fragrance OilBest Christmas Fragrance Oils Elf Sweat Fragrance Oil

Also, we have the fun aroma of our Elf Sweat Fragrance Oil that is inspired by cheerful elves from the North Pole. Magical, happy, and hard-working…that would describe the personalities of Santa’s elves!  Are you ready to smell a fragrance that embraces these personality traits?  Elf sweat fragrance is a bubbly, magical blend of candy, candy canes, candy corn, and syrup, with effervescent spicy soda pop bubbles to provide a unique, magical top note.  Creativity and uniqueness like you’ve never experienced! Furthermore, you can create the delightful Lumps of Coal Bath Bomb Recipe.

Best Christmas Fragrance Oils Christmas Tree Fragrance OilBest Christmas Fragrance Oils Christmas Tree Fragrance Oil

Another great fragrance oil is perfect for the holiday season, as this fragrance has the aroma of a true Christmas Tree. So, along with decorating your tree this year, why not decorate with the scent of fresh Christmas tree?  Our Christmas tree fragrance begins with top notes of pine and fresh lime; with middle notes of cardamom and pepper; with a base note of Scotch pine.

Best Christmas Fragrance Oils Country Christmas Fragrance OilBest Christmas Fragrance Oils Country Christmas Fragrance Oil

Plus, you can use the lovely Country Christmas Fragrance Oil. This scent is a truly fantastic fragrance oil by Natures Garden which is a blend of bayberries, cranberries, and apples, with spicy nuances of nutmeg and cloves with a top note of orange zests. This is a great scent for creating homemade scented candles this season. You will love it!

 

 

Best Christmas Fragrance Oils Tinsel Fragrance OilBest Christmas Fragrance Oils Tinsel Fragrance Oil

Finally, our last of our best Christmas Fragrance Oils for the holiday season is the delightful Tinsel Fragrance Oil. You will love this fragrance oil in your own homemade products. This scented oil by Natures Garden is a refreshing and unique Christmas fragrance that blends pomegranate, raspberries, and strawberries, with slight hints of fresh peppermint leaves and fresh vanilla.

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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!