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Mar
24

30 Free Lip Balm Recipes


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30 Free Lip Balm Recipes30 Free Lip Balm Recipes

This blog is all about lip care! Natures Garden has created everything from lip scrubs to lipstick to regular lip balms. Now, we are going to compile 30 Free Lip Balm Recipes and share what is so great about them! These recipes are available on the site, but this blog aims to help you find exactly what you are looking to create. This way you can look at the ingredients within each recipe without clicking through each one individually. So, let’s get started!

30 Free Lip Balm Recipes: Avocado Lip Balm Recipe30 Free Lip Balm Recipes: Avocado Lip Balm Recipe

Firstly, let’s take a look at a lip balm that is soft and long-lasting. The Avocado Lip Balm Recipe is a great choice for those looking for a lip balm that will last. The soft, smooth oils glide over the skin and leave you protected for a long time. This is because the recipe includes various soft oils that will keep your lips moisturized for a long time after application. For instance, Avocado Oil is a long lasting oil that will remain on the skin for longer periods of time. This makes it a perfect oil for lip balm recipes!

30 Free Lip Balm Recipes: Bling Lip Gloss Recipe30 Free Lip Balm Recipes: Bling Lip Gloss Recipe

Second, check out a lip care recipe that is absolutely gorgeous! The Bling Lip Gloss Recipe incorporates Diamond Dust Mica in the recipe to provide a pretty shimmer. The shimmer works perfectly with the glossy coconut oil to create a wonderful lip gloss! Plus, there’s more to the recipe than all glitz and glam. Coconut Oil is a great moisturizer, so with this in addition to the lip balm base, this recipe is perfect for your lip care.

30 Free Lip Balm Recipes: Chocolate Avocado Lip Balm Recipe30 Free Lip Balm Recipes: Chocolate Avocado Lip Balm Recipe

Now, take a look at a recipe that is just as delicious as it is nourishing! The Chocolate Avocado Lip Balm Recipe includes soft incredibly moisturizing oils and even real dark chocolate! However, the chocolate was included for more than just a great taste. Dark chocolate has actually been known to protect and hydrate your skin. So, this lip balm recipe is delicious and effective!

30 Free Lip Balm Recipes: Chocolate Peppermint Lip Balm Recipe30 Free Lip Balm Recipes: Chocolate Peppermint Lip Balm Recipe

Also, you may want to try out a recipe that combines everything we’d expect from a lip balm with the cooling sensation of peppermint. Not only does this recipe include real dark chocolate and some highly moisturizing oils, but the Chocolate Peppermint Lip Balm Recipe uses real peppermint essential oil in the recipe. Think about it, mint chocolate chip ice cream for your lips!

30 Free Lip Balm Recipes: Chunky Lip Balm Recipe30 Free Lip Balm Recipes: Chunky Lip Balm Recipe

Next, take a look at a colorful and textured lip balm recipe. The Chunky Lip Balm Recipe is a simple recipe that creates a lip balm that is quite interesting. These lip balms use the Lip Balm Base available at Natures Garden to make to incredibly easy to create a moisturizing lip balm that is pretty fun as well. Plus, the recipe includes the shimmery magic of Diamond Dust Mica.

30 Free Lip Balm Recipes: Cotton Candy Lip Balm Recipe30 Free Lip Balm Recipes: Cotton Candy Lip Balm Recipe

Additionally, try out a lip balm that is sugary sweet as can be! The Cotton Candy Lip Balm Recipe is a recipe that takes the delicious flavor of cotton candy and makes it even better! How could it be better? By making your lips smooth and soft, of course! This recipe includes Shea Butter, which helps to protect your lips from the elements, along with many other moisturizing oils.

30 Free Lip Balm Recipes: Crazy for Coconuts Lip Balm Recipe30 Free Lip Balm Recipes: Crazy for Coconuts Lip Balm Recipe

Now, check out a lip balm that takes Coconut Oil to a whole new level. The Crazy for Coconuts Lip Balm Recipe includes both a coconut flavor oil and a lot of Coconut Oil While there are a few other oils included in this recipe, Coconut oil has the most weight. Since this oil is a natural moisturizer, this recipe is perfect for very dry lips and especially great the winter time!

30 Free Lip Balm Recipes: Dual Quench Lipstick Recipe30 Free Lip Balm Recipes: Dual Quench Lipstick Recipe

Also, check out a recipe that is simple, yet unique. Not only does the Dual Quench Lipstick Recipe uses the lip balm base to provide moisture, but the lip balm has a center with extra moisturizing power. The center of the lip balm has been colored to make it more fun, but it has Beeswax and Vitamin E Oil added as well. These oils make the recipe more nourishing and moisturizing.

30 Free Lip Balm Recipes: Creme Brulee Lip Scrub Recipe30 Free Lip Balm Recipes: Creme Brulee Lip Scrub Recipe

Additionally, try out a super cute lip scrub inspired by decadent creme brulee.  The Creme Brulee Lip Scrub Recipe is a simple recipe that incorporates Natures Garden’s Lip Balm Base, Creme Brulee Flavoring, brown sugar, and real white chocolate to create a lip scrub that is both moisturizing and super tasty. The top layer of this recipe uses brown sugar for color and exfoliation. The bottom layer is simply the smooth lip balm, chocolate and flavoring to create to full creme brulee effect.

30 Free Lip Balm Recipes: White Chocolate Lavender Lip Balm Recipe30 Free Lip Balm Recipes: White Chocolate Lavender Lip Balm Recipe

Now, take a look at this sweet and calming lip balm recipe. White Chocolate Lavender Lip Balm Recipe uses a variety of moisturizing and nourishing ingredients that are great for lip care. However, this recipe doesn’t stop there. These lip balms are naturally flavored with white chocolate and pure Lavender Essential Oil to create a sweet taste that incorporates the scent of relaxing lavender.

30 Free Lip Balm Recipes: Embedded Heart Lip Balm Recipe30 Free Lip Balm Recipes: Embedded Heart Lip Balm Recipe

Next, try out a lip balm recipe that has love written all over it. The Embedded Heart Lip Balm Recipe take advantage of the convenience of the lip balm base to create a super cute embed heart lip balm! Further, the recipe includes some Stevia Sweetener and Diamond Dust Mica to create an even better effect.

30 Free Lip Balm Recipes: Honey Vanilla Lip Balm Recipes30 Free Lip Balm Recipes: Honey Vanilla Lip Balm Recipe

Also, take a look at a super sweet lip balm recipe. The Honey Vanilla Lip Balm Recipe includes both Vanilla Bean Flavoring and real Honey! Not only is raw honey delicious, but honey has been known to protect and moisturize lips. Plus, the recipe includes a variety of moisturizing and nourishing oils, such as Jojoba Oil and Coconut Oil.

30 Free Lip Balm Recipes: Green Apple Lip Balm30 Free Lip Balm Recipes: Green Apple Lip Balm

Further, try out a lip balm recipe that you will feel a difference in. The secret to the performance of the Green Apple Lip Balm Recipe is a combination of some amazing oils and butters! For example, Jojoba Oil and Vitamin E Oil. Additionally, this recipe includes honey. If you can find some local and raw honey for this high-quality recipe, your lips will surely thank you.

30 Free Lip Balm Recipes: Natural Sugar Lip Scrub Recipe30 Free Lip Balm Recipes: Natural Sugar Lip Scrub Recipe

Also, check out a cute and simple way to exfoliate your dry lips. The Natural Sugar Lip Scrub Recipe uses a Lip Balm Base, White Sugar, and Grapeseed Oil to create a product that removes dead skin and hydrates your dry skin. Plus, the lip scrub is flavored with the delicious Blue Raspberry Slushie flavor oil to finish off the fantastic scrub!

30 Free Lip Balm Recipes: Kiss of Death Lip Venom Recipe30 Free Lip Balm Recipes: Kiss of Death Lip Venom Recipe

Next, take a chance on a lip balm that is to die for! The Kiss of Death Lip Venom Recipe is a super simple recipe that is pretty and effective. Simply melt down the lip balm base, add the mica and flavoring, then you’re ready for some lip balm pots. Not only is this recipe crazy simple, but it is super sparkly and tastes delicious!

 

30 Free Lip Balm Recipes: Vegan Lip Butter Recipe30 Free Lip Balm Recipes: Vegan Lip Butter Recipe

Now, take a chance on a silky lip balm recipe that is perfect for vegans. There is nothing too different about Vegan Lip Butter Recipe from our other nourishing recipes other than the removal of beeswax. So, instead of beeswax, we included Candelilla Wax, which is from the Candelilla shrub. So, if you are a vegan that adores soft, silky lip balm, then you may want to give this recipe a try. Also, any non-vegans can feel free to give this recipe a whirl as this recipe is very moisturizing and sweetened with Root Beer Flavoring.

30 Free Lip Balm Recipes: Vegan Silky Lip Balm Recipe30 Free Lip Balm Recipes: Vegan Silky Lip Balm Recipe

Next, try out another great, silky lip balm recipe! The Vegan Silky Lip Balm Recipe is a nourishing lip balm with a perfect glide. While many of our previous lip balm recipes have used Beeswax in the recipe, this recipe uses Candelilla Wax. Not only are these lip balms a great choice for lip care, but they are flavored with the delicious Strawberry Sorbet Flavoring!

30 Free Lip Balm Recipes: Lip Balm Recipe Without Beeswax30 Free Lip Balm Recipes: Lip Balm Recipe Without Beeswax

Additionally, check out a lip balm without beeswax. We have created a lip balm recipe safe for any vegan to create and use, the Lip Balm Recipe Without Beeswax! Instead of using beeswax, this recipe utilizes a vegetable wax called Rice Bran Wax. While this lip balm is different, it still maintains the softening and moisturizing properties of a great lip balm. Plus, the finished product tastes just like delicious cinnamon rolls.

30 Free Lip Balm Recipes: Lip Scrub for Lip Balm Sticks Recipe30 Free Lip Balm Recipes: Lip Scrub for Lip Balm Sticks Recipe

Next, you should try out a super simple lip scrub recipe. Our Lip Scrub for Lip Balm Sticks Recipe uses Lip Balm Base and White Granulated Sugar to simply create a perfect lip scrub! These lip scrubs are perfect for exfoliating dry and chapped lips. Not only will the sugar help remove dead skin, but the lip scrub uses all natural lip balm base that will moisturize too.

30 Free Lip Balm Recipes: Lipstick from Scratch Recipe30 Free Lip Balm Recipes: Lipstick from Scratch Recipe

Also, you can create your very own lipstick in any shade you prefer. The Nature’s Garden Lipstick from Scratch Recipe is a perfect way to create a lipstick just your color that cares for your lips. This recipe not only makes your lips stand out but moisturizes and protects them as well. Making this a perfect lipstick!

30 Free Lip Balm Recipes: Natural Lipstick Recipe30 Free Lip Balm Recipes: Natural Lipstick Recipe

Alternatively, you can check out a simpler lipstick recipe. Instead of creating lipstick from scratch, the Natural Lipstick Recipe uses the Lip Balm Base along with Beeswax and Vitamin E Oil. This lipstick recipe provides you with a similar product in any hue that you choose, but removes some of the extra work that is required in creating lip balm from scratch.

30 Free Lip Balm Recipes: Mango Madness Lip Balm Recipe30 Free Lip Balm Recipes: Mango Madness Lip Balm Recipe

Next, try your hand at creating a maddeningly good lip balm from scratch. The Mango Madness Lip Balm Recipe combines a variety of hydrating and nourishing oils, including Coconut Oil, to create one of our thirty great lip balms! Further, these lip balms are flavored with the essence of a freshly ripened mango. Overall, this is a perfect choice for creating lip balm!

30 Free Lip Balm Recipes: Monkey Farts Lip Balm Recipe30 Free Lip Balm Recipes: Monkey Farts Lip Balm Recipe

Additionally, check out a simple and tropical lip balm with a silly name. Nature’s Garden Lip Balm Base, Diamond Dust Mica, Stevia Sweetener, and Monkey Farts Flavoring combine to create the Monkey Farts Lip Balm Recipe. Thus, this is a simple recipe to create that has some sparkle and a sweet, fruity flavor.

30 Free Lip Balm Recipes: Winter Wonderland Lip Balm Recipe30 Free Lip Balm Recipes: Winter Wonderland Lip Balm Recipe

Now, take a look at a simple, minty lip balm that is perfect for a quick chapped lip fix. Since the Winter Wonderland Lip Balm Recipe uses a Lip Balm Base, it makes this a super simple and quick recipe to create. Plus, this recipe includes peppermint essential oil, white chocolate, and Diamond Dust Mica to create your own winter wonderland in lip balm pots.

30 Free Lip Balm Recipes: Natural Beet Root Lip Gloss Recipe30 Free Lip Balm Recipes: Natural Beet Root Lip Gloss Recipe

Additionally, take a chance a naturally colored lip balm that is absolutely amazing! The Natural Beet Root Lip Gloss Recipe uses silky oils that are used to create a nourishing lip gloss. Plus, this recipe uses Beet Root Power to natural color the lip balm. While this recipe uses beets for the colorant, the flavor is a sweet, juicy watermelon that is a great match for the color.

30 Free Lip Balm Recipes: Shea Butter Lip Balm Recipe30 Free Lip Balm Recipes: Shea Butter Lip Balm Recipe

Next, check out a nourishing lip balm recipe that tastes like a buttercream cupcake! Obviously, the Shea Butter Lip Balm Recipe utilizes the moisturizing power of Shea Butter, but there is so much more. There are four other great ingredients for lip care as well as a delicious flavoring to create twenty-eight perfect lip balms.

30 Free Lip Balm Recipes: Brown Sugar Lip Scrub Recipe30 Free Lip Balm Recipes: Brown Sugar Lip Scrub Recipe

Also, try out another great lip exfoliation recipe. The Brown Sugar Lip Scrub Recipe is a simple recipe that uses the Lip Balm Base and Sweet Almond Oil to provide the hydration and nourishment. There is brown sugar added to act as a natural exfoliant to remove any dead skin. Further, the brown sugar and Chocolate Bon Bons Flavoring combine to create a great tasting lip scrub.

30 Free Lip Balm Recipes: Silky Lip Butter Recipe30 Free Lip Balm Recipes: Silky Lip Butter Recipe

Now, try out a silky lip balm created from scratch. The Silky Lip Butter Recipe uses a majority of soft, buttery oils that create a silkier lip balm than the typical batch. Since Coconut Oil and Castor Oil are used in fairly high quantities, the lip balm is will have a more silky finish overall. This makes it perfect for those that enjoy a softer lip balm that lasts a long time. Plus, this creation uses Tropical Paradise flavor oil that will taste exotic, tropical, and fruity.

30 Free Lip Balm Recipes: Strawberry Cheesecake Lip Balm Recipe30 Free Lip Balm Recipes: Strawberry Cheesecake Lip Balm Recipe

Next, check out a super cute and creative lip balm idea. An added bonus of the Strawberry Cheesecake Lip Balm Recipe is that it is not much harder to create than any other lip balms made from scratch. This layered lip balm recipe has a variety of oils that are great for lips and a delicious flavoring, but the recipe has a single twist. Instead of having a single layer, this lip balm has a thinner red layer on top to make it look like a super mini strawberry cheesecake! So, this lip balm will look exactly how it tastes!

30 Free Lip Balm Recipes: Super Easy Lip Gloss Recipe30 Free Lip Balm Recipes: Super Easy Lip Gloss Recipe

Finally, we have a simple recipe for creating lip gloss for you to check out. The Super Easy Lip Gloss Recipe simply uses Coconut Oil and a small amount of Lip Balm Base to create an effective lip gloss in almost no time at all. Since Coconut oil is a great natural moisturizer, lips are under good care. Plus, you can include the Juicy Orange Flavoring and any Lip Tint color you choose to create the perfect lip gloss for your needs.

Mar
15

Peeps Cold Process Soap Recipe


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Peeps Cold Process Soap RecipePeeps Cold Process Soap Recipe

This recipe is a great one for soap lovers and peep lovers alike! The Peeps Cold Process Soap Recipe combines the likeness of delicious peep bunnies, the simple fun of melt and pour soap, and the best parts of cold process soap to create a great recipe. The base and topping of this recipe is created from a homemade cold process soap recipe, while the cute peeps bunny embeds were created with simple melt and pour soap instructions. Overall, the recipe is a cute way to ring in the spring and definitely worth a try.

Peeps Cold Process Soap Recipe Ingredients From Natures Garden

Lye
Sweet Almond Oil
Coconut Oil 76
Grapeseed Oil
Shea Butter
PALM Oil
Castor Oil
Yummy Gummy Fragrance Oil
Oatmeal Melt and Pour Soap
Neon Pink – FUN Soap Colorant
Deep Purple – FUN Soap Colorant
Neon Yellow – FUN Soap Colorant
Titanium Dioxide Oil Dispersible
Neon Blue – FUN Soap Colorant
Vegetable Glycerin
Peep Bunny 12 Cavity Silicone Mold
Square Loaf Mold
Cutter for Mitre Box – Stainless Steel
Safety Glasses for Soap Making
Mitre Box – Stainless Steel
Safety MASK for Soap Making- 2 count
THERMOMETER
Safety GLOVES for Soap Making- 1 pair
8 oz Bullet Bottle
24/410 Fine Mist Sprayer

Peeps Cold Process Soap Recipe Other Ingredients and Equipment

Scale
Distilled Water
Mixing Bowls
Mixing Spoons
Stick Blender
Rubber Spatula
Granulated Sugar
Rubbing Alcohol (in a spray bottle)
Vinegar

Peeps Cold Process Soap Recipe Weights for CP Soap

517 grams Water 

188 grams Lye (Sodium Hydroxide)

136 grams Sweet Almond Oil

340 grams Coconut Oil 76

163 grams Grapeseed Oil

340 grams Shea Butter

372 grams Palm Oil

109 grams Castor Oil

84 grams Yummy Gummy Fragrance Oil

43 grams Sodium Lactate

5 grams Neon Yellow FUN Soap Colorant

5 grams Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant

4 grams Deep Purple FUN Soap Colorant

4 grams Neon Blue FUN Soap Colorant

15 grams Titanium Dioxide

Peeps Cold Process Soap Recipe Weights for MP Soap

320 grams Oatmeal Melt and Pour Soap

2 grams Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant

16 grams Yummy Gummy Fragrance Oil

2 grams Neon Blue FUN Soap Colorant

1 gram Neon Yellow FUN Soap Colorant

2 grams Deep Purple FUN Soap Colorant

Peeps Cold Process Soap Recipe Clean and Sanitize

Before you begin, make sure that your area and supplies are ready to use. First, make sure that you have a well ventilated area available to create your cp soap that is far away from children and pets. Also, have the appropriate safety attire ready for your own use. Next, clean up the areas that you intend to use for creating this soap. Finally, sanitize the equipment that you will be working with for this recipe. These steps will make this process easier for you and safer for everyone.

Peeps Cold Process Soap Recipe Creating the PeepsPeeps Cold Process Soap Recipe Creating the Peeps

First, you are going to create the melt and pout peep bunny soaps. These will be used to top the cold process soap that you will be making some later steps. So, before you begin the portion of the recipe that deals with the cold process soap you will be creating eight bunny peeps with melt and pour soap. When the time comes, you can choose to have two of each color or have a different color combination off peep bunny soaps. But, we will provide the amounts needed to achieve the correct colors. So, lets start with the melt and pour.

Peeps Cold Process Soap Recipe Melting the Soap

Now, you are going to melt the soap needed to create the bunny peep soaps. Since each peep will require 40 grams of melt and pour soap and we are creating two at a time, we will begin by melting 80 grams of the Oatmeal Melt and Pour Soap. Melt this in 30 second increments. After you color this portion of your soap, you will melt three additional portions in their own bowls to be colored.

Peeps Cold Process Soap Recipe Scenting and Coloring the SoapPeeps Cold Process Soap Recipe Scenting and Coloring the Soap

Next, you can add the color and scent to your melted soap. Take the melted 80 grams of Oatmeal Melt and Pour Soap from the previous step. Add 4 grams of the Yummy Gummy Fragrance Oil and the colorant of your choice. Depending on you decision, you will use 2 grams of Neon Pink, 2 grams of Deep Purple, 2 grams of Neon Blue, or 1 gram of Neon Yellow. You can either do a set of each color, or pick your favorites.

Peeps Cold Process Soap Recipe Pouring the Soap into the MoldPeeps Cold Process Soap Recipe Pouring the Soap into the Mold

Then, you can fill the bunny peeps silicone soap mold. After you color your melt and pour soap, you can pour it into the molds. This should fill two bunny molds. Also, make sure you spray the top of the soap before you move on to you next batch of melt and pour. Once you have repeated these steps to get eight filled bunnies, then its time to move on to the next step.

Peeps Cold Process Soap Recipe Sugar Coating the Peep Bunnies (2)Peeps Cold Process Soap Recipe Sugar Coating the Peep Bunnies

Finally, the last step of the melt and pour process is to cover the bunny peeps in sugar. Once the soap is set up, remove them from the mold. Next, spray the peep bunny soaps with rubbing alcohol to get the sugar to adhere. After, cover the peeps in sugar and be sure to remember the sides as well. Next, let them dry before spraying and coating the backs of your bunny soaps.

Peeps Cold Process Soap Recipe Creating the Cold Process Soap

Second, we are going to create the cold process soap portion of this recipe. Set your sugar coated peep bunny soaps aside. After the cp soap is set up in the mold, these will be used in decorate the top of the loaf. Until then, we will use the same four different colors along with white to create a swirled cp soap. Thus, we will be using an in the pot swirl technique.  So, lets get the cold process soap started.

Peeps Cold Process Soap Recipe Preparing the LyePeeps Cold Process Soap Recipe Preparing the Lye

Now, you are going to prepare you lye solution. Be sure that you are now working in a ventilated and safe area. First, you will weight out 517 grams of distilled water. Next, slowly mix 188 grams of lye into the previously weighed water. Make sure you add the lye to the water. Move on to the next step, but be sure to stir in 43 grams of sodium lactate after this solution has cooled to room temperature.

Peeps Cold Process Soap Recipe Preparing the Butters and Oils

Then, we can get the butters and oils ready for later. Take a scale and tare out a new bowl. Weigh 136 grams of Sweet Almond Oil, 340 grams Coconut Oil 76, 163 grams Grapeseed Oil, 340 grams Shea Butter, 372 grams Palm Oil, and 109 grams Castor Oil into the bowl. Once melted let them cool to room temperature

Peeps Cold Process Soap Recipe Preparing the ColorantsPeeps Cold Process Soap Recipe Preparing the Colorants 

Next, we are going to get some medium mixing bowls ready with colorants. While we will only have four colors, you will need to have five bowls. Also, we will be adding 225 grams of soap to each so make sure the bowls are big enough.

So, in each of the bowls we will add one color or titanium dioxide. You will put 5 grams of Neon Yellow FUN Soap Colorant in the first bowl and in the second you will put 5 grams of Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant. The third will have you put in 4 grams of Deep Purple FUN Soap Colorant and the fourth will have 4 grams of Neon Blue FUN Soap Colorant. In the last bowl you will put 15 grams of Titanium dioxide with a small amount of your melted oils to create a smooth paste.

Peeps Cold Process Soap Recipe Mixing at Room TemperaturePeeps Cold Process Soap Recipe Mixing at Room Temperature

Now, we can mix the lye solution and the oils together. After both your mixtures have gotten to about room temperature, you can pour the lye solution into the bowl with the oils. Then, add 84 grams of Yummy Gummy Fragrance Oil to the mixture. Blend all these ingredients until you get to the emulsification stage.

Peeps Cold Process Soap Recipe Coloring the CP SoapPeeps Cold Process Soap Recipe Coloring the CP Soap

After, we are going to separate the soap into the different bowls with colors. The four bowls that contain FUN Soap Colorant will each get 225 grams of your soap batter added to them. Now, the bowl of titanium dioxide will be added to the original bowl after all the colors have been given the right amount of soap. Stick blend the titanium dioxide into the batter. Also, mix your colors starting with the lightest color and try to quickly wipe your blender between.

Peeps Cold Process Soap Recipe Separating Soap for the Top

Next, we are going to set some of our white soap aside for later use. Take the bowl containing the Titanium dioxide with soap and separate 225 grams of the batter. Your smaller portion will be used with the colors to swirl the soap. The larger portion will be used in a later step to top the loaf.

Peeps Cold Process Soap Recipe Doing the Pot SwirlPeeps Cold Process Soap Recipe Doing the Pot Swirl

Now, we are going to swirl the soap colors to get ready for pouring. Find a large bowl that will be able to hold all this soap. Add the white soap the the large bowl first. Then, pour each of the colors into the bowl, right on top of each other. After, use a spatula to swirl, which can be done by placing your spatula in the center of the bowl and moving in a clockwise manner. Next, pour your batter in the soap mold.

IMG_20170307_142214385_HDR-2Peeps Cold Process Soap Recipe Finishing off the CP Soap

Finally, we are going to do the last few things to finish off this recipe. First, add the remaining portion of white soap to the top of your loaf. Do your best to make this resemble marshmallow fluff. Then, place the peeps bunny soap that were made previously on top of the white soap. After 24 hours you can remove the cold process soap from the loaf mold and when its hard you can cut the soap. Then, once it has fully cured your soap will be ready to use!

Mar
06

Chocolate Avocado Lip Balm Kit


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Chocolate Avocado Lip Balm Kit

Homemade Lip Balm Recipe FinishedThe Chocolate Avocado Lip Balm Kit contains a delightful homemade lip balm recipe and all the ingredients to make the lip balm magic happen. This Natures Garden crafting kit skips the headache of formulating your own recipe and the tediousness of collecting all the individual ingredients to get straight into the fun process of making the lip balm!

Not only does this kit skip straight to the fun, but you can go through the process of making your craft with the guidance of step by step instructions. So, there is no confusion nor frustration of not getting the desired result. Plus, creating your very own products allows you to know exactly what is going into your lip balm, so it is easier to avoid allergies and sensitivities. There is only thing that makes this kit even better, the recipe is super simple and fun to create. The result of this super fun craft is thirty individual lip balm products. These lip balms use natural ingredients, taste like chocolate, and leave your lips feeling soft. You can’t find a better kind of lip balm!

Chocolate Avocado Lip Balm Kit Needed from Natures Garden

Natures Garden Chocolate Avocado Lip Balm Kit

Chocolate Avocado Lip Balm Kit Ingredients and Equipment Contained in the Kit

Chocolate Avocado Lip Balm Kit Ingredients and Equipment Contained in the KitComplete Step by Step Instructions
White Beeswax
Coconut Oil 76
Avocado Oil
Mango Butter
Vitamin E Oil
Chocolate Candy Wafers
Lip Balm Tubes and Caps
Transfer Pipettes

Chocolate Avocado Lip Balm Kit Weights and Amounts for a Single Batch

29 grams of White Beeswax

35 grams of Coconut Oil 76

35 grams of Avocado Oil

17 grams of Mango Butter

1 gram of Vitamin E Oil

4-6 Chocolate Candy Wafers

30 Lip Balm Tubes and Caps

Chocolate Avocado Lip Balm Kit Other Necessary Equipment

Scale
Stove Top
Medium Pot
Small Pot
Small Bowls
Spoon

Chocolate Avocado Lip Balm Kit Clean and Sanitize

As always, you should make sure that you are fully prepared to create these amazing and lip softening lip balms. You will want to make sure that you have both clean equipment and enough working space to make the product inside your kit. First, clean all of the equipment you will need that is listed above and make sure that it is nearby. Keeping this equipment readily available will make this process go smoother and quicker. Second, make sure that you have your stove and counter top clean and ready to use. This will not only speed up the process, but help to reduce possible contamination. While this step seems simple, it is crucial for your product that everything is sanitized and ready to use.

Chocolate Avocado Lip Balm Kit Making a Double Boiler

Chocolate Avocado Lip Balm Kit Making a Double BoilerBefore you begin, we need to make sure that you are comfortable with using a double boiler for melting. This method of melting various things, such as oils or chocolate, is done to reduce the chance of scorching the ingredients. Instead of specifically purchasing a double boiler, you can create something that performs similarly with two differently sized pots.

First, take the larger pot and fill it with water. This pot will sit directly on the stove to allow the water to boil. Next, the smaller pot will be set in the water of the larger pot. The ingredients that you want to melt will be placed into the smaller pot. Once you are ready to melt your ingredients, turn up the stove to boil the water. This will melt your ingredients at a safer temperature, but be sure that you stir periodically and make sure that you water doesn’t boil over. Now, you are ready to get started.

Chocolate Avocado Lip Balm Kit Weighing Ingredients

Chocolate Avocado Lip Balm Kit Weighing IngredientsFirst, you will weigh two of your ingredients that will take a bit longer to melt. Retrieve the beeswax, mango butter, a bowl, and your scale. Now, tare the weight of the bowl from the scale. Individually weigh your 29 grams of the white beeswax and 17 grams of the mango butter into the bowl. Set this bowl aside for a moment, but not to far as you will use this mixture in the following step.

Chocolate Avocado Lip Balm Kit Melting Ingredients

Chocolate Avocado Lip Balm Kit Melting IngredientsNext, you will melt your weighed ingredients in your newly created double boiler. After you have the double boiler assembled turn on the stove to begin boiling the water of the large pot. Next, retrieve the bowl of white beeswax and mango butter. Empty this mixture into the small pot. Additionally, add approximately 4 to 6 discs of the chocolate wafers. The amount you add is a personal preference in flavoring, so add any amount you choose. Since these three ingredients will take longest to melt, these will be allowed to stay on the stove while the next few steps are done.

Chocolate Avocado Lip Balm Kit Weighing the Remaining Oils

Chocolate Avocado Lip Balm Kit Weighing the Remaining OilsNow, you are going to weigh out the remaining oils. Take another bowl, a scale, coconut oil 76, the avocado oil, and the vitamin E oil. Tare the weight of the bowl from the scale and weigh your ingredients. You will be weighing out 35 grams of coconut oil 76, 35 grams of avocado oil, and 1 gram of vitamin E oil.

Additionally, it is possible that your bottles of coconut oil 76 may be arrive in solid form, as its melting point is around room temperature. If this happens to occur, then you will need to melt the coconut oil 76 before weighing. You can either place the closed bottles into hot water or place the uncapped coconut oil 76 in the microwave with thirty second intervals to melt. Once everything is weighed into your bowl, temporarily set aside.

Chocolate Avocado Lip Balm Kit Combining Ingredients into the Double Boiler

Chocolate Avocado Lip Balm Kit Combining Ingredients into the Double BoilerNext, you will be adding the mixture in the bowl to the double boiler. Hopefully, the mixture already in your double boiler has melted a bit. Now, you can add the coconut oil 76, avocado oil, and vitamin E oil mixture to your double boiler.  You will want to be observant and make sure that the ingredients in your double boiler don’t get too hot. If you feel that your ingredients are getting too hot, turn down the heat or lift the small pot for a moment or so. Finally, when the mixture has completely melted you can remove the small pot from the water.

Chocolate Avocado Lip Balm Kit Filling the Lip Balm Tubes

Chocolate Avocado Lip Balm Kit Filling the Lip Balm TubesLastly, you will transfer the mixture from the pot to the lip balm tubes. Take your transfer pipettes to move your mixture from the pot into the lip balm tubes. You will want to work fast because the mixture will begin to set up as it cools. If the mixture hardens in the pot, then you can reheat the mixture carefully. Additionally, the hardened mixture in the pipettes can be squeezed out into the pot for melting. You should have plenty of pipettes available, but cleaning out the pipettes that you can will help prevent you from running out too soon. Once you have filled all of your lip balm tubes you will need to leave them to set up. They shouldn’t take too long to cool, but make sure not to use or cap your finished products until they are at room temperature.

Mar
02

Green Clay Mask Recipe


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Green Clay Mask Recipe

Green Clay Mask RecipeThis green clay mask recipe incorporates the benefits of French Green Clay Powder and Peppermint Leaf extract to create an amazing facial! First, French Green Clay has been known to be perfect for those that have some problems with oily skin or anyone with acne issues. So, this refreshing facial mask utilizes this clay’s ability to pull toxins from the skin to make an amazing facial. Also, peppermint has been known to tighten pores and brighten the complexion. Furthermore, the vegetable glycerin that is included has properties that draw moisture into your skin, leaving it baby soft. Overall, this means that every part of this recipe has a positive impact on your face. Plus, this beneficial facial recipe is quick and easy to create. Not only does this recipe only have a few steps, but all the ingredients and the tea bags are already included in the kit. This easy, homemade takes minutes to create and is absolutely worth the effort. This amazing green clay and peppermint leaf recipe will leave your face feeling clean, silky soft, and glowing!

Green Clay Mask Recipe Things Needed from Natures Garden

Refreshing Facial Mask Kit

Green Clay Mask Recipe Ingredients Included in the Kit

French Green Clay Powder

Vegetable Glycerin

Peppermint Leaves (cut & sifted)

Peppermint Leaf Powder

Fillable draw string tea bags– (for making your peppermint infusions)

12 oz. jar with lid

Green Clay Mask Recipe Other Equipment Needed

Pot for boiling water

Stove top

Scale

Small bowls (four)

Spoons

Green Clay Mask Recipe Clean, Sanitize, and Organize

Before beginning to create your refreshing facial mask, make sure you are properly prepared for the process. First, your equipment should be cleaned and ready to use. Make sure that your bowls, pot, and spoons are clean and out on the counter. Also, make sure your counter top and stove have enough room for you to work. While this step may seem to be too simple to need mentioning, it is a very important step in this process and can make the experience infinitely more enjoyable. So, just take a few moments to clean and organize your work-space and equipment.

Green Clay Mask Recipe Things to Remember

Before starting you should know that this recipe will make enough for a single facial. If you are making this recipe for yourself, then following the recipe exactly will be perfect. However, if you are creating facials for something like a girl’s night, then you may want to plan ahead a bit. Depending on how many people you have you could maybe have each person create their own, and just share the steeped peppermint tea. On the other hand, you could try doubling the batch as you go. Either way, make sure that you are aware of how much that you are going to need.

Another thing to keep in mind is the shelf life of this recipe. We recommend that you use this recipe as soon as you create it, but you can store your facial for later use. If you want to create your facials in advance, then make sure to avoid storing for more than one week. Also, you must store this recipe in the refrigerator to prevent spoiling. As there is no preservative added, it is not a good idea to store for longer or leave out for too long. For storing you could use the 12-ounce jar that is included in the kit.  Alternatively, if you would like to extend the life of your facial mask, you can choose to add Optiphen preservative.  If you decide to go this route, we recommend a 1% usage rate.

Green Clay Mask Recipe Begin Boiling the Water

Green Clay Mask Recipe Begin Boiling the WaterBefore starting you may want to set a pot of water on the stove to boil. While you could do this in a later step, it may quicken the process a bit if you start boiling your water before you begin with the steps for this recipe. Waiting for the water to boil will lengthen the time you spend on the tea steeping step, so starting it before you begin could be a real-time saver. Now, let’s get started!

Green Clay Mask Recipe Weigh the Powders and Herb

Green Clay Mask Recipe Weigh the Powders and HerbFirst, we are going to combine the French Green Clay Powder and the Peppermint Leaf Powder into a small bowl. Take your scale, place the bowl on top, and tare out the weight of the bowl on the scale. Now, weigh 24 grams of the French Green Clay Powder and 2 grams of the Peppermint Leaf Powder into the same small bowl. Mix these two powders together and set the bowl aside for later.

Green Clay Mask Recipe Weigh the Powders and Herb

Second, you will want to weigh the Peppermint Leaf cut and sifted herb for later use. Take a new bowl and tare out your scale. Now, weight 2 grams of this herb into the bowl. We will be using this weighed herb in the following step.

Green Clay Mask Recipe Steeping the Peppermint Leaf

Green Clay Mask Recipe Steeping the Peppermint LeafNow, it’s time for you to create the peppermint leaf tea. Take the 2 grams of Peppermint Leaf cut and sifted that you have already weighed. Now, scoop all of this herb into one of the provided tea bags. Once your water is boiling you are going to place your tea bag in the boiling hot water. While you can put the tea bag directly into the pot, I transferred some of the water to another small bowl and allowed my tea bag to steep there. I did this to prevent the tea from being too diluted and to make it easier to transfer later. Once your teabag has steeped for long enough, you can move on to the next step.

Green Clay Mask Recipe Weighing the Liquid Ingredients

Green Clay Mask Recipe Weighing the Liquid IngredientsNext, you are going to combine the freshly steeped peppermint tea and the vegetable glycerin into a single, small bowl. Take your scale and tare the weight of a small bowl. Now, weigh 18 grams of the peppermint tea and 6 grams of the vegetable glycerin into the same, small bowl. Mix these together well, so you can pour this mixture in a later step.

Green Clay Mask Recipe Combining Powder and Liquid Ingredients

Green Clay Mask Recipe Combining Powder and Liquid IngredientsFinally, you are going to mix the powder mixture from the very first step with the liquid ingredients from the previous step. Take the bowl of French Green Clay Powder and Peppermint Leaf Powder and pour the bowl of Peppermint Tea and Vegetable Glycerin on top of the powders. Now, mix this mixture together well. Your facial is finally ready to use!

Green Clay Mask Recipe Results

After trying out the Natures Garden Refreshing Facial Mask myself, I’ve fallen in love with this recipe! Not only does the mask smell of delicious peppermint, but made my face feel amazing. Before trying this recipe, I was a little skeptical about whether this would work for me. While I have some problem areas, such as my nose, that are overly oily, my cheeks have been dry from a combination of my face cleanser and the cold, windy weather. However, I was extremely impressed with this recipe! It worked wonderfully on my nose but still left my cheeks feeling smooth and soft. The thing that made this refreshing facial mask kit even more amazing was that I have enough left to create nine more masks! I may even try to get one of my friends to retry this recipe with me. Even though many of my friends aren’t super crafty, this recipe is one that is super easy and delightful to use when it’s finished!

Feb
28

Activated Charcoal Recipes


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Activated Charcoal Recipes Activated Charcoal Recipes 

If you are looking for an amazing way to get yourself a deep body cleanse, then you are not going to want to miss out on these amazing activated charcoal recipes! This cosmetic additive has a unique chemical structure that leads to some amazing benefits for the human body.

Since activated charcoal has a multitude of internal spaces, or pores, on its surface, it is able to sort of trap a variety of chemicals.  This includes things like toxins in your body, on its surface. Thus, these toxins are all in one place and are unable to react with anything else. This makes the toxins easier for the body manage and remove. This makes the activated charcoal extremely useful for cleansing the human body. Not only can it be used to cleanse the outside of the body, but this powder is useful for removing internal toxins as well. Therefore, recipes that use activated charcoal can be more cleansing and better for the skin. So, this blog will discuss further a few of the benefits of activated charcoal. In addition, we give you a variety of fantastic activated charcoal recipes from Natures Garden.

Activated Charcoal Recipes Skin Toxins Removal Benefit

Activated charcoal is a fantastic detoxifier that can be used to help clear up your skin! This recipe has been known to be great for reducing blemishes on the skin, even blemishes that may pop up on the face. Anything from pimples to deep down pore impurities can be reduced by using this amazing cosmetic powder. Further, outbreaks of acne have been found to be reduced in various cases from the use of activated charcoal on any afflicted areas. Since activated charcoal attracts and helps remove toxins and small particles, it will help pull out the toxins in your pores that would otherwise build up and eventually cause nasty blemishes. Overall, activated charcoal is a perfect ingredient to use on your face and general skin care routine!

Activated Charcoal Recipes Activated Charcoal Mask Recipe

Activated Charcoal Recipes Activated Charcoal Mask RecipeSince activated charcoal has all kinds of beneficial properties for skin, this incredible ingredient would make a perfect addition to a variety of recipes. One such cosmetic recipe is meant for cleansing the face. While this recipe is hardly the only choice for an effective cleanse, Natures Garden has a great facial mask recipe.  It was created incorporating this lovely powder. The Activated Charcoal Mask Recipe is a simple recipe that helps clean out your pores and rejuvenate your skin!  The activated charcoal along with the help of vitamin E oil, bentonite clay powder, vegetable glycerin, and rosemary essential oil will create a difference in your skin that you will be able to see and feel. So, take a chance on this cleansing recipe and feel a deeper clean from your typical skin care regimen!

Activated Charcoal Recipes Lumps of Coal Bath Bombs Recipe

Activated Charcoal Recipes Lumps of Coal Bath Bombs RecipeEveryone loves a great bath bomb! Watching the pretty orb fizz as you sit back and relax. It is the perfect end to a long day. However, just sitting back and relaxing with a typical bath bomb is not going to scrub all that dirt. No matter how pretty the scent you eventually realize your bath bombs were not made for anything more than a scented soak. So, why not create a bath bomb recipe with more cleansing power? Get ready for a soak in the bath that your body deserves while the activated charcoal does all the work. While this recipe has the typical ingredients of a bath bomb, the Lumps of Coal Bath Bomb Recipe has the added benefit of this useful cosmetic powder.

Originally, this recipe was formulated to appear to be lumps of coal for the holiday season. However, this fantastic bath bomb recipe deserves to be celebrated all year round! It’s impossible to limit something this great to just the holiday season, so give this cleansing bath bomb recipe a try.               

Activated Charcoal Recipes Activated Charcoal Scrub Recipe

Activated Charcoal Recipes Activated Charcoal Scrub RecipeScrubs are one of the best kinds of products to fix dry, flaky hands. This is often the product of choice for dry skin. This is because scrubs can be used to remove dead skin. The added oils moisturize at the same time. While a scrub recipe is amazing for quenching dry skin, they’re typically made without any kind of cleansing properties. While activated charcoal is not exactly the same as soap, adding this cleansing powder to a scrub can make it more than just your average scrub. So, creating this recipe, Activated Charcoal Scrub Recipe, is the best of both worlds! Not only do you get the exfoliating and nourishing power of an average scrub recipe, but there is the added benefit you get from adding activated charcoal.

Activated Charcoal Recipes Creating Naturally Colored Activated Charcoal Soap Recipes

Activated Charcoal Recipes Creating Naturally Colored Activated Charcoal Soap RecipesActivated charcoal can add some extra cleaning power to your soap recipes. Also, this cosmetic powder can be used for aesthetic purposes too. This powder can be used to naturally color your soap to a shade of black. Plus, from the addition of diamond dust mica, it has a unique shimmer. So, the Activated Charcoal Soap Recipe was created to blend the aesthetic appeal with the amazing properties.

Activated Charcoal Powder Uses Creative Cold Processes Soap Recipe

Activated Charcoal Powder Uses Creative Cold Processes Soap RecipeAs you now know, this cosmetic powder is a perfect addition to recipes made for cleansing! An obvious recipe would be creating soap. However, it is not just melt and pour soap that can benefit from the powder. Another creative way to use activated charcoal is as a colorant in a fun cold process soap recipe! Total Hot Man CP Soap Recipe takes everything we all know and love about soap making, giving it a slightly new twist. Since this recipe utilizes the benefits of activated charcoal, it is just as cleansing as the typical cold process soap. In addition, it has the deep pore cleaning power of this fantastic cosmetic powder!

Activated Charcoal Recipes Naturally Colored Fish Kiss Soap Recipe

Activated Charcoal Recipes Naturally Colored Fish Kiss Soap RecipeFurther, activated charcoal is used to create some fun and unique recipes. Activated charcoal can be used as a natural pigment for the soap. It is a great way to get creative. Additionally, you will maintain the usefulness of your product. One recipe created by Natures Garden is an mp soap.  This soap recipe uses some soap colored with activated charcoal. It is our Fish Kiss Melt and Pour Soap Recipe. This creation is a super cute fishy melt and pour soap recipe! Imagine a big, orange and black fish swimming in a soap bar size pool of water! Check out this recipe that combines deep, true cleanliness with adorable creativity.

Activated Charcoal Recipes Where to Find Recipes and Products

Are you looking to create one or more of these recipes above? Go to Natures Garden’s website to find the ingredients needed for the above recipes. You can find the recipes on our site too. Simply click the link on the name of the recipe. It will take you to a detailed tutorial. Nearly all of the ingredients used in the recipes mentioned can be purchased from Natures Garden. You can click on this activated charcoal link to purchase the powder discussed throughout this blog.

We hope that you have found this blog both inspiring and informative.  In addition, Natures Garden offers a variety of other fragrance fun ideas.  You will find all of our free classes and recipes in our recipe box.  We are also always here to assist in your creative endeavors.

Natures Garden sells activated charcoal for external use only. We do not sell it 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 herbs out of reach of children and pets. Special care should be taken by pregnant and/or lactating women when handling herbs. Natures Garden accepts no responsibility (written or implied) for any products you make with our herbs. All testing is the responsibility of the customer.

Feb
24

Homemade Lip Balm Kits


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Homemade Lip Balm Kits

Homemade Lip Balm KitsIf you looking for a super easy and fun project to create, then look no further than the Natures Garden homemade lip balm kits! This kit provides all the ingredients and products that you will need to create and package two ounces of lip balm. Not only is everything included, but the kit comes with simple and short directions. Also, the kit uses a premade lip balm base, which means that there won’t be too much that you will need to mix. While you won’t need to combine the various oils, you will have the chance to pick your lip tint shade, your preferred flavoring, and texture. This provides you with some opportunity to make your lip balm product unique to your particular taste! Whether you are just looking for some guidance in creating your first homemade lip balm, wanting a fun craft to create, or needing a creative gift to give to someone that enjoys crafting, you will find this kit to be absolutely perfect.

Homemade Lip Balm Kits Products to Get from Natures Garden

Lip Balm Kit

Homemade Lip Balm Kits Included with the Kit

2 oz. of All Natural Lip Balm Base

Mica Pigment (either 24K Gold or Diamond Dust)

White Lip Balm Tubes with Caps

10 ml Clear Lip Balm Pots with Lids (either white, black, or clear lids)

White Lip Balm Pots or Daisy Lip Balm Pots

Disposable Transfer Pipettes

Powdered Stevia Sweetener

6 mL Bottles of Flavoring Oils (flavor will vary between kits)

6 mL Bottle of Liquid Lip Tint Coloring (color will vary between kits)

Step by Step Instructions for Making the Homemade Lip Balm Kits

Homemade Lip Balm Kits Other Materials Needed

A Medium Bowl

A Microwave

A Spoon

Homemade Lip Balm Kits Amounts Needed

2 oz of Natural Lip Balm Base

Small Amount of Mica Pigment

2 Lip Balm Tubes with Caps

3 10 mL Lip Balm Containers

3 6 mL Clear Lip Balm Pots with Lids

Either 4 white lip balm pots or 6 daisy lip balm pots

3 Transfer Pipets

A fourth of the Powdered Stevia Sweetener Packet

6 mL of the flavoring oils (either all of one bottle or half of each flavoring)

Portion of the 6 mL Bottle of Lip Tint

Homemade Lip Balm Kits Melting the Lip Balm Base

Homemade Lip Balm Kits Melting the Lip Balm BaseFirst, we are going to melt the lip balm base. Take the lid off of the lip balm base jar that you’ve been given. Now, put the jar without the lid into your microwave. You will want to heat your lip balm base in increments of 30 seconds. After this small amount of time, take the jar out and determine if it needs another 30 seconds. At this time, stir the lip balm base. Then, if needed, put it back in the microwave for another 30 seconds. The time that you will need to microwave will depend on the strength of your particular microwave. Once all of the lip balm base is liquid you will be ready for the next step.

 

Homemade Lip Balm Kits Tinting Your Lip Balm Base

Homemade Lip Balm Kits Tinting Your Lip Balm BaseNext, you will add the lip tint to your melted lip balm base. The color of your lip balm tint will vary between different kits, so you may not get the same shade each time. However, in the kits used for this blog, we had the Prissy Pink Lip Tint. You will want to add several drops of the lip tint with one of your provided pipettes. If you want a lighter shade, then add fewer drops. If you want to create a darker shade, then you may want to add quite a few more drops of the colorant. You can add a few drops and mix it quickly to decide on the shade. Since it will dry slightly different color you can place a drop on a paper plate and see the shade you will get in the end. Overall, the amount of lip tint that you add depends on your own personal preference.

 

Homemade Lip Balm Kits Optional Sweetening Step

Homemade Lip Balm Kits Optional Sweetening StepNow, you have the option to add in some powdered stevia sweetener. If you want your lip balm to be a bit of a gritty texture similar to a lip scrub, then you will want to include this step in your process. The added sweetener will not dissolve and will be suspended in your mixture. Those that would like to create this lip scrub sort of texture, will want to add a fourth of the packet into your mixture. If you are dividing your mixture into two portions, then you will want to add about an eighth to either one or each of your mixtures. However, if you don’t want any lip scrub feeling you don’t have to add the sweetener at all.

 

Homemade Lip Balm Kits Flavoring the Lip Balm Base

Homemade Lip Balm Kits Flavoring the Lip Balm BaseThen, you are going to add the lip balm flavoring to your mixture. There are two different ways you can do this step. Either split your mixture into two or make all of the lip balm products the same. If you are keeping your mixture in one bowl, then you will want to pick one of your two flavorings. Add the entire 6 ml bottle of your chosen flavoring to your lip balm base mixture. Now, mix and you are ready for the next step. However, you can use a bit of both if you’re are indecisive or like each of your flavorings equally. If you are using both, then you will want to split your mixture in half into two different bowls. In one add half of your first flavoring and in the other bowl add half of the second flavoring. Now, mix a both of your bowls.

 

Homemade Lip Balm Kits Shimmer and Shine

Homemade Lip Balm Kits Shimmer and Shine

 

Next, it is time to add a bit of mica dust to make your lip balm sparkly and pretty! Either take your single batch or your divided batch and add some of the dust. Depending on how sparkly you want it to be, you can add more or less. You don’t need to add all of the mica powder given in your kit, but adding quite a bit shouldn’t hurt your finished product.

 

Homemade Lip Balm Kits Adding the Lip Balm to the Containers

Homemade Lip Balm Kits Adding the Lip Balm to the Containers

 

Finally, you are going to add the lip balm mixture to your various lip balm tubes and pots. If you have one single batch, take one of your clean pipettes to transfer the lip balm to the containers. You may want to be quick as your lip balm may start to set up. On the other hand, those that have divided their mix into two parts can use the pipettes that were used for the flavoring to transfer the mixture to the containers.

 

Homemade Lip Balm Kits Using Your Lip Balm

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Now, just let the homemade lip balm set up at room temperature. It will setup pretty quickly and be ready to use soon! Once they setup, place a lid on each container or lip balm tube. You can now use your lip balm. Simply spread a little bit of your lip balm on your lips. We hope that you enjoy our homemade lip balm kit. Once you make your lip balm, we’d love to see pictures. Post your finished products on our Facebook Page. You can also tag us on our Twitter or Instagram pages @ngscents.

Feb
22

Activated Charcoal Scrub Recipe


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Activated Charcoal Scrub Recipe

Activated Charcoal Scrub RecipeAnd so my obsession with activated charcoal continues.  Our next activated charcoal bath and body recipe is an activated charcoal scrub recipe.  This homemade scrub recipe includes Natures Garden’s activated charcoal powder, shea butter, coconut oil and jojoba oil just to name a few ingredients.  Let me tell you this emulsified sugar scrub recipe is fantastic.  It left my skin feeling soft and silky!  I will be making this one again for sure.

Now, if you haven’t made your own emulsified scrub before, no worries, I will walk you through each step!  You might be asking yourself, what is an emulsified scrub?  How is it different from a regular sugar scrub?  Well, an emulsified sugar scrub contains, in this case, Natures Garden’s traditional emulsifying wax.  This ingredient will emulsify, or mix, the oils with the sugar without any separation.  Have you ever made a scrub only to later have the oil separate out and sit at the top of the jar?  This is likely to happen without an emulsifier in the mix.  This tutorial will show you exactly how to avoid that problem.  In addition, it has activated charcoal included.  Activated charcoal is known to be a fabulous detoxifying agent.  It is currently my favorite ingredient to add when creating handmade soap and cosmetic recipes.

Activated Charcoal Scrub Recipe Ingredients Found at Natures Garden

Activated Charcoal Powder
Coconut Oil 76
Macadamia Nut Oil
Shea Butter
Mango Butter
Emulsifying Wax Traditional
White Beeswax Pastilles 
Jojoba Oil
Black Linen and Amber Fragrance Oil
Optiphen Preservative
Arrowroot Powder
Vitamin E Oil
Vegetable Glycerin
Thermometer
8 oz. Black Double Wall Jars
89/400 Black Smooth Dome Lids
Natures Garden Apron

Activated Charcoal Scrub Recipe Ingredients and Equipment You Will Need

Pots (to create a double boiler)
Mixing bowls
Mixing spoons
Rubber Spatula
Scale
White Granulated Sugar

Activated Charcoal Scrub Recipe Total Recipe Weights

153 grams Coconut Oil 76
128 grams Macadamia Nut Oil
83 grams Shea Butter
70 grams Mango Butter
63 grams Emulsifying Wax Traditional
23 grams Jojoba Oil
20 grams Black Linen and Amber Fragrance Oil
17 grams Arrowroot Powder
14 grams White Beeswax Pastilles
6 grams Vitamin E Oil
6 grams Optiphen Preservative
6 grams Activated Charcoal
12 grams Vegetable Glycerin
765 grams of White Granulated Sugar

Activated Charcoal Scrub Recipe Before You Begin

Before you begin, you will want to prepare your supplies and equipment.  Clean and sanitize your work area, all of your packaging material, and utensils you will be using.  Additionally, you will want to wear an apron, a hairnet, and gloves when preparing this activated charcoal recipe.  Also, go ahead and melt your coconut oil 76.  Coconut oil will be in a solid state at temperatures above 76 degrees but will be liquid below that temperature.  So, it will be pretty easy to melt it.  Place your bottle of coconut oil in a bowl of warm tap water.

Activated Charcoal Scrub Recipe Melting Your Oils

Activated Charcoal Scrub Recipe Melting Your Oils

 

First, you will need your scale.  Then, with you scale set to grams, weigh out 128 grams of your macadamia nut oil, 83 grams of shea butter, 70 grams mango butter, 63 grams emulsifying wax traditional, 23 grams jojoba oil, and 14 grams of white beeswax pastilles.  Then, use a double boiler to melt the oils, butters, and waxes.  While you are waiting for them to melt move to the next step.

Activated Charcoal Scrub Recipe Prepare the Other Ingredients

Activated Charcoal Scrub Recipe Prepare the Other Ingredients

 

You will once again need your scale and a large mixing bowl.  Also, you will need the sugar.  Next, weigh out 765 grams of white granulated sugar.  Go ahead and set this aside for the moment.  You will need it in a future step.

 

 

Activated Charcoal Scrub Recipe Prepare the Other Ingredients

 

Now, we will prepare the activated charcoal.  Before we add the activated charcoal to the scrub, we are going to add vegetable glycerin.  This will help your charcoal powder disperse evenly throughout the scrub without clumping.  So, use your scale to weigh out 6 grams of activated charcoal.  Then, add 16 grams of vegetable glycerin.  Mix the ingredients until you have a smooth paste like consistency.  Also, set this off to the side, we will come back to it.

Activated Charcoal Scrub Recipe Putting it All Together

Activated Charcoal Scrub Recipe Putting it All Together
Next, once the oils have melted, remove them from the heat.  Then, let the temperature drop a bit.  You want the temperature of the oils to come down to between 120 degrees Fahrenheit to 140 degrees Fahrenheit.  Then, add 6 grams of your Optiphen Preservative.  Mix well to incorporate the Optiphen.  I should note, the temperature is extremely important for this step.  If it is above 140 degrees Fahrenheit, you will burn off the preservative. If it is below 120 degrees, the preservative will separate from the scrub.

Activated Charcoal Scrub Recipe Putting it All Together

 

Then, add 17 grams of arrowroot powder.  Mix the arrowroot powder into the oils thoroughly.  Next, add 6 grams Vitamin E Oil, 20 grams of Black Linen and Amber Fragrance Oil.  Again, stir to incorporate all of the ingredients.

 

 

Activated Charcoal Scrub Recipe Putting it All Together

 

Now, we will put everything together.  You will need the bowl containing the sugar.  Slowly pour the oils into the bowl of sugar.  Use a spatula to mix the sugar and oils.

 

 

 

Activated Charcoal Scrub Recipe Putting it All Together

 

Once they are mixed together, add the activated charcoal you prepared earlier.  Then, stir the activated charcoal into the mixture.  Finally, allow the scrub to come to room temperature before moving on to the next step.  The activated charcoal scrub will thicken as it cools.

 

Activated Charcoal Scrub Recipe Adding the Scrubs in the Jars

Activated Charcoal Scrub Recipe Adding the Scrubs in the Jars

 

Lastly, we will be adding the scrub to the jars.  You will need four of your 8 ounce black double wall jars.  In addition, you will need four black dome lids 89/400.  Use a spatula or spoon to scoop the scrub into the 8 ounce jars.  Then, place a black dome lid on top of each jar.

 

 

Finally, when using your scrub, scoop a small amount of the activated charcoal scrub out of the jar.  Then, apply it to your face and use your fingers to scrub away.  Then, simply rinse the scrub off with warm water and a washcloth.  We hope that you enjoy Natures Garden’s activated charcoal scrub recipe.  For even more cosmetic, soap, and candle recipes, check out our recipe box.  Also, let us know what you have been up to!  Post pics of your handmade projects on our Facebook page.  You can also tag us on Instagram or Twitter @ngscents.

 

 

Feb
10

Lucky Leprechaun Face Mask Recipe


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Lucky Leprechaun Face Mask Recipe

 

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Our next recipe is our Lucky Leprechaun Face Mask Recipe.  Natures Garden is going green for Saint Patrick’s Day!  This facial mask recipe will have your friends green with envy over your glowing skin!  In addition to French green clay and bentonite clay, it contains nutrient rich powders that will leave your skin absolutely radiant!  In addition, we have added spirulina powder, alfalfa powder, and spinach leaf powder.  So, whether your just looking to unwind or you’re having a spa day with your friends, this recipe is for you!

 

Lucky Leprechaun Face Mask Recipe Ingredients Available at Natures Garden

French Green Clay Powder
Bentonite Clay Powder
Spirulina Powder
Alfalfa Leaf Powder
Spinach Leaf Powder
Sweet Fennel Oil
Lavender 40/42 Essential Oil
Vitamin E Oil (Tocopherol T-50)
Vegetable Glycerin
Disposable Pipettes
2 oz Clear PET Jars
Black Smooth Straight Lids 48/400
1 oz. Clear PET Bullet Bottles
Black Smooth Disc Top Lids 20/410

Lucky Leprechaun Face Mask Recipe Other Equipment and Ingredients You Will Need

Scale
Mixing Bowls
Mixing Spoon
Distilled Water

Lucky Leprechaun Face Mask Recipe Weighing Out the Clays and Powders

Lucky Leprechaun Face Mask Recipe Weighing Out the Clays and Powders
Step one:  We will begin by weighing out the two clays we included in this recipe.  First, weigh out the French green clay.  You will need 112 grams of your French green clay.  Then, add 112 grams of your bentonite clay.

 

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Step Two:  Now, let go ahead and add your Spirulina Powder.  You will need 32 grams of this green powder.  Spirulina powder not only helps to give the mask its color but also is known to contain many vitamins and minerals.

 

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Step Three:  We also added alfalfa powder to this mask.  So, using your scale add 32 grams of your alfalfa leaf powder.

 

 

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Step Four:  Next, we added spinach leaf powder.  We used 32 grams of the spinach powder.  So, let’s add the 32 grams of the green powder to the mix.  Then, go ahead and mix to combine all of the ingredients.

 

Lucky Leprechaun Face Mask Recipe Adding the Oils

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Step Five:  We also added vitamin E oil.  We used Natures Garden’s Vitamin E oil.  It is the purest form of vitamin E, it is Tocopherol T-50.  It is not tocopherol acetate.  Go ahead use a pipette to add 24 drops of the pure vitamin E oil.

 

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Step 6:  We added two essential oils to our mask.  First, we will be adding Nature’s Garden’s sweet fennel essential oil.  Add 16 drops of your sweet fennel essential oil using a disposable pipette.

 

 
IMG_20170131_122935679-2Step 7:  Next we added Nature’s Garden’s lavender 40/42 essential oil.  So, go ahead and get another transfer pipette.  Add 16 drops of the lavender essential oil.

 

Lucky Leprechaun Face Mask Recipe Packaging Your Facial Mask

IMG_20170131_122330027_BURST000_COVER_TOP-2Step 8:  Finally, mix all of your powders and oils together.  Once you have them all blended, place the mixture in your jars.  You will need eight of the two ounce clear PET jars.  Then, place a black smooth straight lid 48/400 on each of your jars.  Each 2 ounce jar will allow you to create about 4 facial masks.  Each mask will use about 12 grams of powder.

Lucky Leprechaun Face Mask Recipe Using Your Facial Mask

IMG_20170131_133619294-2Step 9:  When using your Lucky Leprechaun Facial Mask, you will need to mix the powder mixture with vegetable glycerin and water.  However, by keeping it in a powdered mixture, and mixing it with the water as needed, you will not need to add a preservative and it will not require heating.  Plus, it is a nice quick project to add to you line.  One tablespoon is about 12 grams.  You will need to mix it with water and vegetable glycerin.  Mix one tablespoon of the powder with 24 grams, or two tablespoons of water.  Then, add 3 grams, about half a teaspoon of vegetable glycerin.  Mix well, until smooth.

Now, If you plan to sell this product you can use the one ounce clear PET bottles to package the vegetable glycerin.  Also, our black 20/410 flip lids will fit these bottles.  You will need to add about 12 grams of vegetable glycerin in each 1 oz plastic bottle.  You can then sell one two ounce jar along with one of the bottles of vegetable glycerin.

Step 9:  To use your mask apply a thin layer of the mask to your face.  Allow the mask to completely harden.  This will take some time, so have patience, it is well worth the wait!  Then, rinse with warm water.  Use a washcloth to gently remove your facial mask.  Finally, look in the mirror and admire your beauty!

So, go ahead, become one lucky leprechaun this Saint Patrick’s Day!  Are you brave enough to show us pictures of you transforming into a lucky leprechaun!  Show us your before, during, and after pictures by tagging us on Instagram or on our Facebook page at Natures Garden.

Feb
09

Activated Charcoal Soap Recipe


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Activated Charcoal Soap Recipe

IMG_20170208_100059345-2Natures Garden’s Activated Charcoal Soap Recipe is a layered soap recipe.  This melt and pour soap project incorporates both activated charcoal powder and poppy seeds.  In addition, it has a beautiful sparkle to the top layer.  This was created by incorporating diamond dust mica pigment.  We used our diamond clear melt and pour soap along with Blackened Amethyst Fragrance Oil.  This soap not only looks beautiful, it also provides exfoliation with the addition of poppy seeds.  Finally, activated charcoal was added due to its detoxifying properties.

Activated Charcoal Soap Recipe Ingredients found at Natures Garden

Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap
Activated Charcoal Powder
Poppy Seeds Whole
Blackened Amethyst Fragrance Oil
Diamond Dust Mica Pigment
Vegetable Glycerin
Small Tray Rectangle Mold – Mold Markets Mold
Cutter for Mitre Box
Natures Garden Apron
1 oz Black PET Bullet Bottles
20/410 Black Fine Mist Sprayers

Activated Charcoal Soap Recipe Other Supplies You Will Need

Mixing Bowls
Mixing Spoons
Measuring Spoon (1/8 teaspoon)
Rubbing Alcohol
Scale
Microwave

Activated Charcoal Soap Recipe Before You Begin

Prior to starting, we recommend wearing an apron, gloves, and a hair net.  Also, clean and sanitize your work station.  In addition, do the same with your mixing utensils and other supplies you will be using.  You will need to prepare a bottle of rubbing alcohol.  Fill your bullet bottle with rubbing alcohol and place a fine mist sprayer on top.  Make sure you have all of your supplies and equipment out and ready to begin.

Activated Charcoal Soap Recipe Prepare Your Colorant

Activated Charcoal Soap Recipe Prepare Your ColorantFirst, we will prepare our colorant.  The colorant will be used in the first layer of melt and pour soap.  For this step you will need a small mixing dish, a mixing spoon, your scale, activated charcoal, diamond dust mica pigment, 1/8 teaspoon measuring spoon, and finally your vegetable glycerin.  Now, make sure your scale is set to weight in grams.  In the small mixing bowl, add 1 gram of activated charcoal, 14 grams of vegetable glycerin, and just 1/8 teaspoon of your diamond dust mica pigment.  Lastly, mix them all together until you have a smooth consistency.

Activated Charcoal Soap Recipe Preparing the First Layer of Soap

Activated Charcoal Soap Recipe Preparing the First Layer of SoapOnce again you will need your scale.  Additionally, you will need the diamond clear melt and pour soap base, your Blackened Amethyst Fragrance Oil, a medium sizes bowl, a mixing spoon, your microwave, and the colorant you prepared in the previous step.  First, weigh out 517 grams of the clear soap base.  Next, use the microwave to melt the soap base.  You want to heat the base in 30 seconds bursts until it is melted.  Be careful not to over-heat it.  You only need to get the soap to a liquid state.

Activated Charcoal Soap Recipe Preparing the First Layer of Soap

 

 

Once your clear base is melted, add 26 grams of Blackened Amethyst Fragrance Oil.  Then, add the activated charcoal soap colorant you prepared.  Finally stir the base to completely mix the fragrance and color throughout the melted soap.

 

Activated Charcoal Soap Recipe Pouring the First Layer of Soap

Activated Charcoal Soap Recipe Pouring the First Layer of SoapNext, you will need your bottle of rubbing alcohol, your melted soap base, and your small rectangle tray soap mold.  Now, pour the melted soap into the mold.  You will want to pour slowly, avoiding the edges of the mold.  I always find it easier to pour in the center to avoid splashing the edges of the mold.  This is important because it is a layered mp soap.  If you get the charcoal soap along the edges of the mold, it will show up on the edges of the next layer.  Once the soap is setup, you will be able to see the dark soap on the clear layer.  When you are finished pouring your melted soap, spray it with rubbing alcohol.  Rubbing alcohol will release any air bubbles in the soap.  Finally, allow the soap to setup completely before moving to the next step.

Activated Charcoal Soap Recipe Preparing and Pouring the Second Layer of Soap

Activated Charcoal Soap Recipe Preparing and Pouring the Second Layer of Soap

The next layer will be a completely clear layer of soap.  However, we chose to add poppy seeds to this layer.  Not only does it look awesome, it also acts as an exfoliant.  So, for this step you will need your mold containing the soap, poppy seeds, clear melt and pour soap, your scale, microwave, and rubbing alcohol.  First, you will need about 7 grams of poppy seeds.  Then, to soap setup in the mold, spread a thin layer of poppy seeds.  You will want to make sure the poppy seeds are evenly dispersed throughout the mold.

Activated Charcoal Soap Recipe Preparing and Pouring the Second Layer of Soap

 

Then, weigh out and melt 258 grams of your clear soap base.  Once melted spray you previous, setup layer, with rubbing alcohol.  Your rubbing alcohol not only helps release air bubbles, it will also help the soap adhere to the previous layer.  Once you have sprayed your soap, go ahead and pour the melted clear soap right on top.  Finally, spray the soap with rubbing alcohol to release any air bubbles.  Then, let the mp soap setup completely before moving on.  You will notice some of your poppy seeds will stay in between the layers of the soap, and some will float and disperse throughout your clear layer.

I would also like to point out one final thing.  You will notice we chose not to scent this soap layer.  When working with a clear soap base, some fragrance oils can cloud the base.  We did not want to risk obstructing the visual effect of the poppy seed.  So, we chose to leave it unscented.  However, our final soap still has a nice strong blackened amethyst aroma.

Activated Charcoal Soap Recipe Cutting the Soap

Activated Charcoal Soap Recipe Cutting the SoapIn this step you will need your setup soap and a mitre box cutter.  First, flip your mold containing the soap over on a table.  Then, press gently on the bottom of your rectangle soap mold.  Your soap should come out of the mold without any trouble.  Now, notice the lines in your soap?  These lines make cutting the soap a breeze.  Simply use the soap cutter to cut along the lines.  Once your soap is cut, you will have fifteen 2 ounce bars of activated charcoal soap.

We hope that you like this shimmering activated charcoal soap recipe.  For even more fragrance fun check out even more candle, soap, and cosmetic recipes and classes available from Natures Garden Soap Making Supplies at this link.  Also, be sure to tag us on Instagram and Twitter @ngscents showing us what you’ve created!  You can also post picture on our Facebook page!  We just love seeing what our customers have created!

 

Feb
06

Frappe Mocha Body Cream Kit


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Frappe Mocha Body Cream Kit

Frappe Mocha Body Cream KitYou know what can turn an impossible morning into sunshine and rainbows? Coffee, of course! Iced, steamed, dark, or creamy, coffee is the perfect fix for a dreary day. The scent is irresistible and something we all recognize as our morning life saver. So, why not enjoy the scent all day? Natures Garden’s Frappe Mocha Body Cream Kit guides you through the process of creating delicious, coffee scented body cream. This recipe uses real coffee grounds, World’s Best Coffee Fragrance Oil, and Chocolate Fudge Fragrance Oil to create a perfect mocha aroma. Plus, this lotion recipe is also fantastic!

Frappe Mocha Body Cream Kit is Available from Natures Garden

Frappe Mocha Body Cream Kit

Frappe Mocha Body Cream Kit Ingredients Within the Kit

Frappe Mocha Body Cream Kit Ingredients Within the KitDry, Ground Coffee Beans
Coffee Filter
Disposable Pipettes
4oz Clear PET Jar
White Lids 58/400
Sweet Almond Oil
Traditional Emulsifying Wax
Cocoa Butter
Stearic Acid
Vitamin E Oil
Optiphen Preservative
NG World’s Best Fresh Brewed Coffee Fragrance Oil
NG Chocolate Fudge Fragrance Oil

Frappe Mocha Body Cream Kit Other Ingredients and Equipment Not Included in the Kit

Distilled Water
Scale
Large Bowls
Medium Bowl
Pots
Stove
Strainer
Measuring Cup
Stick Blender
Thermometer

Frappe Mocha Body Cream Kit Weights and Amounts

353 grams Distilled Water
¼ cup Dry, Ground Coffee Beans
1 Coffee Filter
Disposable Pipettes – 5
4oz Clear PET Jar – 4
Sweet Almond Oil – 48 grams
Traditional Emulsifying Wax – 24 grams
Cocoa Butter – 10 grams
Stearic Acid – 8 grams
Vitamin E Oil – 5 grams
Optiphen Preservative – 7 grams
World’s Best Coffee Fragrance Oil – 5 grams
Chocolate Fudge Fragrance Oil – 1 grams
Large Bowl(s) – 1 (for single layer) or 2 (for layered cream option)
Medium Bowl – 1
Pots – 2 (for double boiler)
Strainer
Stick Blender

Frappe Mocha Body Cream Kit Clean and Prepare

Before you begin preparing the Frappe Mocha Body Cream Kit, you will want to get prepared to make sure that the process goes as smoothly as possible. First, make sure that your equipment and work space are sanitized and ready for you to get to work. This will help you stay organized and prevent your product from contamination. Second, you may want to read over all the steps of the kit. This will help you be aware of the critical temperatures and timing of certain steps. Otherwise, you get your lotion recipe to emulsify correctly or you could burn off the Optiphen preservative. Finally, once you feel that you’re well prepared to create your delicious frappe mocha scented body cream you can get started!

Frappe Mocha Body Cream Kit the Creative Decision

While you are given detailed directions and all the necessary ingredients to create this body cream, you have an opportunity to create one of two slightly different products. You can either create this recipe in one solid mocha colored layer or create a two-layer product. This other layer is meant to look like a whipped topping on top of a rich mocha base layer. The second layer would use a portion of the oils that you have been provided within the kit and divide it to create a white topping layer. Either way you choose, the steps will be given for each in the steps below. Once you have decided, we will begin creating our Frappe Mocha Body Cream.

Frappe Mocha Body Cream Kit Boiling Water

Initially, you’ll want to boil about 500 grams of distilled water for twenty minutes. Also, you want to make sure the water reaches at least 180 degrees Fahrenheit for twenty minutes. This step is meant to kill bacteria, which will help to prevent contamination issues in your final product. While we will not use 500 grams of water, some of it will boil off. So, we want to make sure we have plenty of water to allow for this.

For those creating a layered cream: If you are creating a layered cream, you may want to add more water to the pot as evaporation will occur.

Frappe Mocha Body Cream Kit Making Coffee

Frappe Mocha Body Cream Kit Making CoffeeSecond, we are going to prepare the coffee filter to create the coffee water for your mocha colored base. Take your strainer, set the coffee filter inside, and add about a half cup of coffee grounds to the filter. Next, we will be pouring the boiled water through the coffee and filtering mechanism. This will be done by placing a medium bowl on your scale. You will then hold the strainer over the bowl and pour the water into the coffee filter. It will then filter the coffee water into your bowl. However, the amount that you will need depends on whether you are making one or two layers. If you chose to create a single mocha colored layer, then filter 353 grams of the boiled water through the coffee. Set the coffee water aside, for now, we will come back to it.

For those creating a layered cream: If you are going to have a whipped topping appearance on your products, you will only need to filter 264 grams of boiled water through the coffee. Take the remaining water and place it back on the heat. Set the coffee water aside, we will come back to it.

Frappe Mocha Body Cream Kit Double Boiler

Frappe Mocha Body Cream Kit Double BoilerThis next step requires the use of a double boiler. However, the same effect can be done with one larger pot and one smaller pot. Take the larger pot and add a couple of inches or so of water. Put the smaller pot inside of the larger pot. When adding your oils and butters you will want to add them to the smaller pot. The water in the larger pot will warm up the ingredients, and it will help you to prevent the scorching of your butters and oils.

 

Frappe Mocha Body Cream Kit Oil Phase

Frappe Mocha Body Cream Kit Oil PhaseNow, we are going to heat the oils, butters, and emulsifying wax. Weigh out 48 grams of sweet almond oil, 24 grams of traditional emulsifying wax, 10 grams of cocoa butter, 8 grams of stearic acid, and 5 grams of vitamin E oil. Then, melt them using your double boiler. Once this mixture is melted, you will remove it from the heat and cool it to about 140 degrees Fahrenheit.

Frappe Mocha Body Cream Kit Emulsification

Frappe Mocha Body Cream Kit EmulsificationNext, you will combine your oil and water for the emulsification phase of the recipe. As the coffee water and oil mixture both approach 140 degrees Fahrenheit, you should get the stick blender, scale, and a large bowl ready. Once both the mixtures are around this temperature you will combine the oil and coffee water, mixing with your stick blender. The amount of oil that you will add depends on the number of layers you intend to create. If you are making a single layer, then simply add all of the oil to the water.

For those creating a layered cream: Now, you will need to separate the amount of the oil mixture if you are going to create a layered cream.You will measure out about 71 grams of the oil mixture into the large bowl. Next, mix the water and oil very well with the stick blender.  The remaining oil will then be used for the whipped portion.

Frappe Mocha Body Cream Kit Cool Down

Frappe Mocha Body Cream Kit Cool DownFinally, let the emulsified mixture cool to 120 degrees Fahrenheit. Once your mixture is at this temperature, you can add the preservative and fragrance oils. If you are making a single layer, add 7 grams of Optiphen, 5 grams of the World’s Best Coffee Fragrance Oil, and 1 gram of the Chocolate Fudge Fragrance Oil.

 

For those creating a layered cream: If this is the base of your dual layered product, then you will add 5 grams of Optiphen, 4 grams of the World’s Best Coffee Fragrance Oil, and a bit less than a gram of the Chocolate Fudge Fragrance Oil.

Frappe Mocha Body Cream Whipped Cream Layer (Optional)

Frappe Mocha Body Cream Whipped Cream Layer (Optional)If you have set some of your provided ingredients aside for two layers, then you can prepare your white topping layer. First, make sure that your clear, boiled water and your leftover oil mixture are at about 140 degrees Fahrenheit. Then, combine 89 grams of the clear water and the remaining oil. Then, stick blend well to emulsify. Next, let the emulsified blend cool to about 120 degrees Fahrenheit before you add the final ingredients. Now, add about 2 grams of Optiphen, 1 gram of the World’s Best Coffee Fragrance Oil, and the rest of the Chocolate Fudge Fragrance Oil. Finally, blend this well and set the mixture aside until you mocha colored layer has set up.

 

Frappe Mocha Body Cream Kit Filling the Jars

Frappe Mocha Body Cream Kit Filling the Jars

 

Now, retrieve the light mocha colored bowl of your emulsified lotion. Next, once the mocha base has cooled to room temperature, you can scoop the lotion into the jars.  If you are only making one layer, then you can feel free to scoop the base to the top of your jars. Also, sprinkle some of your leftover coffee grounds on top.  Finally, place a lid on top!

 

 

Frappe Mocha Body Cream Kit Filling the Jars with Topping

 

For those creating a layered cream: Be sure to leave some room, about

half an inch, for the top layer. First, wait for the white topping layer to cool down to room temperature. Then, once this layer is at the right temperature, scoop this layer into the top of the jars. Also, you can sprinkle some of your leftover coffee grounds onto the top of your lotion product. Finally, place a lid on top of your jar!

We hope that you enjoy Natures Garden’s Frappe Mocha Body Cream Kit as much as we have.  Personally, I love this cream recipe! It doesn’t leave oily residue on your hands, but has a wonderful softening effect on the skin. Between the intoxicating scent and the moisturizing power, this recipe has easily become my absolute favorite lotion! So, I need to let all my fellow coffee lovers out there know that this is a recipe that you do not want to pass up! Also, for more kits available from Natures Garden, click here.