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Oct
23

Black Code Type Scent

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black code type scentBlack Code Type Fragrance Oil- Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Black Code Type scent is delightfully. It has sinfully tempting qualities, that will draw immediate attention to whatever candle, soap, or craft it is included in. It is completely irresistible. If you are looking for a tantalizing scent that is sure to keep your friends and family and even your customers interested, then Black Code Type is definitely for you. Or maybe you’re just looking for the perfect scent to use in a project for that special man in your life. Black Code Type is perfect for any and all occasions.

What Does Black Code Type Smell Like?

Black Code Type Fragrance Oil by Nature’s Garden is an alluring masculine aroma that is also oriental. It has base notes of Guiac wood and Tonka bean which lead to another base note of olive flower. The olive flower leads to the top citrus notes of fresh lemon and bergamot.

How Do Our Customers Use Black Code Type Fragrance Oil?

If you are looking for a sinfully irresistibly scent, then Back Code Type is absolutely perfect for you. Black Code Type is nice and strong in soy wax and is wonderful for wow wax and joy wax as well. Black Code Type even has a 50% usage rate if you would like to use it for incense or potpourri!  This scent is fantastic to use in aroma beads that will fill your house with this tantalizing scent.

For bath and body products, our Black Code Type Fragrance Oil has a usage rate of 5%. This tempting fragrance can be used to make many different personal care items such as lotions, soaps, bath oils, bath gels, and perfumes. For all the CP soapers out there, this scent is great for you as well.  Our CP findings are: no separation, and a nice strong scent. However you should be ready to move quickly as it does have some acceleration. In Black Code Type, there is a .12% vanillin content, meaning that it can discolor your soaps and bath and body products. Any scent with vanillin, should always be tested thoroughly first. For the CP soapers, the final discoloration is just to a cream color!

 

Now come on, doesn’t Black Code Type just sound delightfully sinful? It will surely be a scent that you and everyone you know are sure to remember and want to use over and over again. Here at Nature’s Garden, we also happen to offer many great free recipes like our Cold Process Shaving Soap recipe that is actually made with Back Code Type fragrance! All those men out there are sure to love that amazing recipe! Are you sitting there wondering what the fastest way is that you can get this scent? Well, the easiest way to find it on our site is just by typing “black code” into our search bar. That will take you directly to our Black Code Type Fragrance Oil page. And on the fragrance picture, there is a little green box that says “Recipe.” That link will show you the name and a picture of our Cold Process Shaving Cream, and by clicking that, it will take you right to the recipe! Enjoy this fantastic scent! And watch out for more Enlightened by Layla!

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Oct
22

Basil

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basil Basil

Hi everyone! Are you looking for new crafts? Maybe a new herb to use in your bath and body products? Or maybe it’s your first time making soaps or bath and body products and you’re looking for a good herb to use? Well here it is! How about basil? Basil is a wonderful herb that can be used in a variety of ways in many different products and industries! It is most well known for being used in foods and for culinary purposes, but it can also be used for medicinal purposes, skin care, hair care, bath and body products and even soaping!

Basil, or otherwise known as ocimum basilicum, is an herb in the family Lamiaceae that is mainly used for culinary purposes. It is native to India, New Guinea, Southeast Asia, and China. It was first domesticated in India and has been cultivated for over 5,000 years there. The word basil comes from the Greek word βασιλεύ, meaning “king.” In India, it is believed that placing basil in the mouths of the dying ensures that they will reach God. Ancient Egyptians believed that basil would open the gates of heaven for their loved ones and in Europe, basil is placed in the hands of the dead to ensure a safe journey.

There are many medicinal benefits to using basil as well. There are anti-septic properties in the leaves that help treat wounds, ulcers, and cuts. It is also rich in vitamin A which helps to treat many eye problems such as sore eyes and blindness. Basil also helps to prevent glaucoma, cataracts, and degeneration of the eyes. Basil tea is said to help promote milk production in nursing mothers and it is said that mothers should take basil right before or after birth to promote blood circulation. The leaves are rich in phytonutrients and healing oils that treat malarial and dengue fevers. The leaves also help the body to form new blood cells and renew energy levels that can help stop weight gain. Basil can also be used to treat colds, sore throats, throat and mouth infections, headaches and migraines, restlessness and the pain caused from chicken pox, measles and small pox. It also helps to sharpen the mind and is a great stress reliever.

Many bath and body can contain basil as well. Many common products are lotions, ointments, creams, massage oils, bath teas, bath bombs, bath teas, facials tonics and masks, and shampoos and conditioners. Basil is a great exfoliant for the skin, and also helps to treat acne and prevent blackheads, and treats many skin infections and even ringworm. It can prevent gray hair and hair loss and also gives hair a better luster when used as an infusion in shampoos and conditioners. Basil also helps to strengthen the hair and rejuvenate the hair follicles. When basil is used for soap making, it gives the soap a wonderful aroma, is a gentle skin exfoliant and treats acne problems.

Wondering how to find this awesome product on our site? Just type “basil” in the search bar! That will take you directly to a page titled “Search Results for “Basil.”” It shows our ground basil leaf, and all of our wonderful basil fragrances! Our basil class is also available right there! Enjoy! And watch out for more Enlightened by Layla! Looking for new recipes? Check out all of our free classes and recipes!

basil results pageNote: Natures Garden sells our herbs 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 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.

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Oct
20

Chocolate Fudge Scent

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chocolate fudge scentChocolate Fudge Fragrance Oil- Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Mmm…chocolate fudge scent. Just the name alone gets your mouth watering and your mind going nuts doesn’t it? Chocolate Fudge Fragrance is a sinfully delicious scent that is sure to make all your family and friends’ taste buds go crazy. If they weren’t craving a chocolate fix before this scent entered their noses, they are sure to afterwards! Chocolate Fudge is a sure reminder of all the comforts that a chocolate binge can bring and everyone around you is sure to love it! You should definitely make sure to try Chocolate Fudge for future projects, and with a name as delicious as that how can you turn it down?

 

What Does Chocolate Fudge Smell Like?

I’m sure the name doesn’t leave much to the imagination, but I’ll give you a good explanation anyways. Chocolate Fudge scent by Nature’s Garden is a temptingly decadent scent of rich dark chocolate with swirled ribbons of caramel and vanilla crème sprinkled with the hints of almonds and creamy hazelnuts.

 

How Do Our Customers Use Chocolate Fudge Fragrance Oil?

Really, how do they not? But for all the chocolate fanatics out there, this scent is perfect for you! For candle making, it is wonderful for joy wax, soy wax and wow wax. Want to make your house smell like a delicious chocolate factory? Use this scent in aroma beads!

For bath and body products, our Chocolate Fudge scent has a usage rate of 5%. It can be used for many different personal care products such as perfumes, bath gels, lotions and bath oils. It also has a 50% usage rate for incense and potpourri. Chocolate Fudge scent is perfect for all you cold process soapers! There is a 5% vanillin content with this one. Our CP findings are: it is a perfect pouring with no acceleration or ricing. When first added to the CP it discolors to a bright gold, but turns into a dark chocolate color with a nice strong scent.

 

Guess what? It gets even better! We offer five delicious free recipes that are made with our Chocolate Fudge fragrance! All five are sure to be hit with everybody you know!

Our Chocolate Sugar Scrub will help to fight skin damage and smell amazing at the same time!

Chocolate Sugar Scrub Neapolitan Ice Cream Emulsified Sugar Scrub is sure to be a treat that will make your mind wander to the reminders of delicious ice cream treats from your childhood!

Neapolitan Ice Cream Scrub

Our Smores Candle is a candle that will bring back reminders of countless bonfires past. The taste of this delicious treat will intrude your thoughts!

Smores Candle

Frappe Mocha Body Cream is a delectable indulgence with a scent that will make you feel like you are most certainly in heaven!

Frappe Mocha Body Cream

Neapolitan Cupcake Soap. Cupcakes and ice cream? With the smell of chocolate fudge? How much more amazing could it get?

Neapolitan Cupcake Soap

        If you would like the easiest way to access all of our Chocolate Fudge yumminess, just type “chocolate fudge” or “choco fudge” into the search bar on our website. This will take you directly to our Chocolate Fudge scent which has a link on the picture to all of the recipes that go along with it! Enjoy! And be sure to keep watch for more Enlightened by Layla!

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Oct
17

Cotton Headed Ninny Muggin

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cotton headed ninny muggin fragranceCotton Headed Ninny Muggin Fragrance Oil- Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Just the name alone is sure to make you laugh out loud with delight. Inspired by one of our favorite movies, Elf, this is an amusing scent sure to leave you and you loved ones wanting more! You’ll be sure to have thoughts of Will Ferrell and his antics constantly running through your mind. This joyful scent will definitely bring all kinds of childhood memories to mind, Christmases past, piles of unopened gifts with the wonders of what surprises lay inside, Santa Claus, and even just the joy of spending time with your loved ones.

 

What Does Cotton Headed Ninny Muggin Smell Like?

While I’m sure that a scent that was inspired by Will Ferrell’s antics has already intrigued you, Cotton Headed Ninny Muggin is a charming scent with a powerful base of vanilla. There are spicy hints in the middle with notes of powerful heliotrope. The whole thing begins with scents of vanilla frosting and buttery, sweet creamy coconut.

 

How Do Our Customers Use Cotton Headed Ninny Muggin Fragrance Oil?

Anyone who loves Elf is sure to want this experience this enchanting scent for themselves! If you’re a candle maker, Cotton Headed Ninny Muggin fragrance is nice and strong in soy wax, but it performs perfectly in wow wax and joy wax.

For bath and body products, there is a maximum usage rate of 5%. Cotton Headed Ninny Muggin scent can be used in various personal care products as well. It is used for perfumes, lotions, bath gels, bath oils, and soaps. There is also a maximum usage rate of 50% for potpourri and incense. If you’re a cold process soaper, this scent is absolutely perfect for you! Our CP findings are: no ricin or acceleration. It pours perfectly and has a very strong scent. It will discolor to a dark brown since it has a vanillin content of 4%. We highly suggest using a vanilla white color stabilizer to help stabilize the discoloration.

 

With a name like this and the inspiration of a true comedian, we have brought an awesome free recipe using the Cotton Headed Ninny Muggin scent for you! If your kids love Play Dough, they are guaranteed to love our Scented Play Dough Recipe! How much more awesome could it get for kids who love this classic toy? Play Dough is a classic and using this recipe, your kids can brag to everybody they know about how awesome their scented Play Dough is!

Scented Play Dough

Want to know the easiest way to find these wonderful products on our site? On our website, just type “cotton headed,” or you can type the whole thing, “cotton headed ninny muggin” into our search bar. That will take you directly to our Cotton Headed Ninny Muggin Fragrance Oil page. On the top of the picture of the fragrance, you will see a little green “Recipe” link. If you click on that, it will show you a link and picture to our Scented Play Dough. Click that and it will take you right to our awesome free recipe! Please contact us if you have any problems or questions and watch out for more Enlightened by Layla!

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Oct
15

Icy Shine Scent

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icy shine scentIcy Shine Fragrance Oil- Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Icy Shine Fragrance Oil is a scent that is sure to bring thoughts of a girls’ best friend to mind. Diamonds! With their beautiful shine to them, diamonds are unforgettable, just like this luxurious scent. Any women with a jewelry obsession with be obsessed with this scent as well! All of your friends, family and even your customers are sure to love this scent as much as you do! Really though, how could they not when it transports your mind to a place full of all the most amazing and beautiful diamonds in the world?

 

What Does Icy Shine Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

Luxury. Beautiful jewels. But since that really isn’t a smell, I’ll tell you what it really smells like. Our Icy Shine scent is a vibrant fragrance of pooled sweet raspberries and juicy melon. The smell of white musk is softened by a bountiful bouquet of peonies, magnolias, and muguet. It has top notes of orange, raspberries and melon, middle notes of rose, peony, muguet, magnolia, and jasmine, and bottom notes of musk and vanilla. A definitely amazing scent.

 

How Do Our Customers Use Icy Shine Fragrance Oil?

With the thoughts of a girls’ best friend, every woman will definitely love this incredible scent. For all the candle makers out there, Icy Shine performs perfectly in wow wax and joy wax, and is also nice and strong in soy wax. If you would love to make your house smell like a reminder of a luxurious jewelry store, use this fragrance oil in aroma beads!

For bath and body products, Icy Shine scent can be used in many different things with a 5% maximum usage rate. It is great for lotions, bath gels, perfumes, bath oils and soaps. There is also a maximum usage rate of 50% if this scent is used for incense and potpourri. Icy Shine is awesome for cold process soaping. Our CP findings are: no discoloration and a great scent. It has a perfect pour with no acceleration or ricing or separation and has no oil sweating.

 

If you love creating other bath and body products, then Icy Shine scent is perfect for you! We love to make recipes with our products. We have created a Silky Hair Gel Recipe with this luxurious fragrance! If you love hair care products that have natural ingredients in them, this recipe is just right for you! Your friends and family and even your customers will love this special hair gel as well! It is sure to be a treat for everyone!

Silky Hair Gel

Are you trying to figure out the easiest way to find these fantastic products on our website? On our site, just type “icy shine” into our search bar. That will take you right to our Icy Shine Fragrance Oil page. On the top of the fragrance picture, there is a little green box that says “Recipe.” If you click that link, it will show you the name and picture of our Silky Hair Gel Recipe. If you click that, it will take you directly to our amazing free recipe. Have fun and enjoy! And don’t forget to keep watching for more Enlightened by Layla!

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Oct
10

Chamomile Scent

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chamomile fragranceChamomile Fragrance Oil- Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Chamomile is a delightfully relaxing scent. Coming home from a long day or even if you just need to relax before bed, chamomile is the perfect scent for you. It has just a hint of some herbs in it, and it sure to bring a sense of peace to your home. Chamomile is a scent that everyone including friends, family and customers will love. It will remind you of peaceful days past when you were just able to sit and relax with a warm cup of tea and enjoy the day.

 

What Does Chamomile Smell Like?

Chamomile Fragrance Oil by Nature’s Garden is a wonderful aroma of a slight hint of herbs with freshly picked chamomile flowers.

 

How Do Our Customers Use Chamomile Fragrance Oil?

If you are looking for a perfectly relaxing scent, then Chamomile is a definite pick! Chamomile is fantastic for wow wax and joy wax and even performs very nicely in soy wax. A perfect way to make your house smell like this peaceful scent is by using it in nice strong aroma beads.

For bath and body products, our Chamomile Fragrance Oil has a usage rate of 5%. This amazing fragrance can be used to make many different personal care items such as lotions, perfumes, bath gels, and bath oils. Chamomile Fragrance can even be used to make potpourri and incense with a 50% usage rate. For all the cold process soapers out there, this scent is perfect for you. Our CP findings are: there is no ricing, no discoloration, no acceleration, and the scent retention is very very good.

Doesn’t this Chamomile fragrance just sound awesome? It is sure to be a definite relaxing treat for you and your friends and family. We just happen to offer two fantastic recipes that have been made with Chamomile fragrance oil as well!

Our Chamomile Light Lotion Recipe is definitely a lotion that everybody out there is sure to love and enjoy! All the special women in your life will adore it and probably even all those manly men will love it as well!

Chamomile

We also offer a Crayon Soap Recipe that is made with the Chamomile fragrance. Crayon Soap is kid friendly and is a fun and easy project that you could make with the little ones! All of your little ones are sure to love this adorable soap and so will their friends! I mean, how many kids really get to say how they made that awesome crayon soap with their loved ones? They will be the life of the party with their new treat!

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The easiest way to access all of our amazing chamomile products is by typing “chamomile” into the search bar at the top of our website. That will take you directly to a page titled “Search Results for Chamomile.” And it gets even better when you get to that page! Not only do we have those two great recipes and the fragrance oil, we also have a Chamomile Flowers German Powder and Whole Chamomile German Flowers which can both be found right on that page! Really though, how much more could our Chamomile fragrance be? Make sure to try for future projects and watch out for more Enlightened by Layla!

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Sep
15

Fragrance Oils Finder

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fragrance-oilsFragrance Oils Finder

 

Have you ever come to the Nature’s Garden site looking for a specific fragrance and not been able to find it amongst all our other ones? Or maybe you came with no idea what you wanted and were completely overwhelmed with all of our choices? We understand your dilemmas and are here to help! Yes, we may have over 800 fragrances, but don’t let that number scare you! They are all amazing and whatever you choose will be great.

Let me explain a couple of ways to help you out with your search. This will make everything so much easier for you! I promise! On our homepage we have a section easily titled Fragrance Oils right at the top. That will show you a drop box of the different page options on our site that are specifically for fragrances. The first option is “Fragrance Oils A-Z.” If you click on the Fragrance Oils A-Z option, it will take you directly to our fragrance categories page. What are fragrance categories you’re wondering? I’m glad you asked! Allow me to explain further! Once you have reached our Fragrance A-Z page, you will see links to different letters of the alphabet. If you’re just curious and looking around the site, pick any category you want and check out those fragrances! All of our many fragrance oils are categorized alphabetically. From Absinthe to Zucchini! Each alphabetical link will take you right to the fragrances starting with that letter. Awesome right?

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Maybe you don’t have any idea what you want, but you’re wondering if we have anything original to Nature’s Garden? Or even you know exactly what you want and you’re like me. You can remember exactly what it looked it and what color it was, but you just don’t know what it was called! If you go back to the Fragrance Oils section at the top, and scroll down the options, you will see “Fragrance by Color” and “NG Original Scents.” Click on either of those options to explore the amazing fragrances in those categories!

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Also, along the side of our site we have a section titled Wholesale Products. It lists the kind of products Nature’s Garden provides. If you click on Fragrance Oils, it will take you to the A-Z categories page. But the other fragrance categories we have will be listed underneath the Wholesale Products section. Above Wholesale Products is one more way to find the exact fragrance you are looking for. Our search bar. If you type the exact fragrance you want into the search and click search, it will take you straight to that fragrance. Or you can even abbreviate the name of the product you’re looking for in the search and it will take you to it! Like maybe you’re looking for the Reindeer Poo Fragrance Oil. All you need to type into the search bar is “rein” and it will take straight to the Reindeer Poo!

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Here at Nature’s Garden we want you to feel welcome and comfortable! We do our best to make things as easy as possible for our customers! Please don’t hesitate to ask whatever questions you have! Keep watch for more Enlightened by Layla and have a fantastic day!

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Sep
06

Autumn Wreath Scent

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autumn wreathAutumn Wreath Fragrance Oil-Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Autumn Wreath is a homey and cheerful scent with many reminders of the fall season. If you ever just played outside in a pile of leaves for hours, or maybe just loved to watch the leaves change then this scent is definitely for you! It will bring a smile to your face with the reminder of the beautiful browns, reds, and yellows of fall, and the hint of cinnamon will surely bring back childhood memories of an apple pie baking in the oven. Our Autumn Wreath scent sure to bring a comforting feeling to your home that your friends, family, and customers just will not be able to resist.

What does Autumn Wreath Scent Smell Like?

Nature’s Garden Autumn Wreath Fragrance Oil is a cheerful, fall, and welcoming fragrance oil by Natures Garden with the spicy warmth of autumn leaves, cinnamon apples, nutmeg and clove.

How Do Our Customers Use Autumn Wreath Fragrance Oil?

For our customers who want a scent that brings all the comforts of fall into their homes, then Autumn Wreath is definitely a top of the line pick for you. This scent is perfect for joy wax and wow wax, and is also nice and strong in soy wax if you are a candle maker. Autumn Wreath is also used as an air freshener with aroma beads.

For bath and body products, our Autumn Wreath scent has a maximum use rate of 5%. This comforting fragrance can used to make bath oils and gels, perfumes, lotions, and cold process soaps. And for all of our soapers out there, here are our CP findings: Add fragrance at light trace, no ricing, no discoloration, finished product smells nice and strong.

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Jul
15

Pretty Scent

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pretty scent Glitter Fragrance Oil- Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Glitter Fragrance is one lovely and pretty scent.  Absolutely adored by many of our female clients, this strong yet feminine scent stands out as an NG original fragrance.  With quite the impressive list of uses for this floral and musk combination, Glitter scent ranks highly when it comes to finding that pretty scent for any feminine line.  With a perfectly fitting description, this pretty scent was actually inspired by a wonderful and beautiful woman; inside and out, Afshan.

What does Glitter Smell Like?

Natures Gardens Glitter Fragrance is a feminine, yet confident and alluring aroma combining sheer floral notes of iris, jasmine, water lily, orchid, and white rose, with clean, fresh top notes of neroili and pink grapefruit blossoms and sexy bottom notes of sandalwood, soft musk, and tonka bean.

How Do Our Customers Use Glitter Fragrance Oil?

For those of you that are candle crafters or home scenters; our customers use this pretty scent in their soy wax, Joy wax, paraffin wax, pillar of bliss wax, and WOW wax.  As a scented candle, Glitter Fragrance has great scent throw; both hot and cold.  And, when it comes to making your house smell good, this pretty scent is used in potpourri burners, incense, reed diffusers, aroma beads, and room sprays.

For the bath and body crafters, the usage rate for this pretty scent is 5%.  With what seems to be an endless list of bath and body possibilities, Glitter fragrance oil is used to scent many products like:  lotions, bubble baths, melt and pour soaps, shampoos, body butters, perfumes, body creams, bath bombs, conditioners, bath melts, and body sprays.  And, this pretty scent is also a perfect candidate for the addition of cosmetic glitter to your homemade items.  Finally, if you are a cold process soaper, this pretty scent is well worth the effort.  Here are the official results: Moderate ricing, some acceleration, do not use a water discount, add fragrance oil at light trace, stick blend quickly, then pour.  Beautiful scent.  No discoloration.

If this pretty scent has peaked your interest; Natures Garden has a wonderful Shimmer Gel Potpourri Recipe which you can view by clicking on this link.

Jun
30

Bath Bomb Tips

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bath bomb tipsBath Bomb Tips

Recently, the creative team at Natures Garden has been working on various bath bomb/ bath fizzy recipes.  As with anything homemade it seems like there are endless possibilities.  Plus, it doesn’t hurt that Natures Garden carries over 800 fragrances, so it is totally viable to really achieve some super unique bath bomb concepts.

Needless to say, in our quest to discover new and interesting concepts within the realm of bath bombs; we stumbled upon amazing tips and interesting concepts.

For anyone that has never made a bath bomb, that oh so enjoyable fizz that the bath bomb gives off when added to water is produced by a reaction between the baking soda and the citric acid.  Once these two ingredients are met with water, fizzing ensues.

A bath bomb recipe broken down into percentages is largely dry ingredients, usually around 90-98%.  The other remaining 2-10% is liquids, whether that be distilled water, witch hazel,  skin loving oils or butters, colorants, fragrance; or a combination of them.  Depending on the amount of fizz that you are looking to attain in your bath bomb, the ratio of baking soda to citric acid is about 2 to 1.  That means that for every 454 grams of baking soda, you will add 227 grams of citric acid.

Generally, for our bath bomb recipes, we try to keep our dry ingredients around 95-98% of the total recipe.  This leaves a 2-5% liquid content.  We have found that this ratio does produce a drier bath bomb mixture to work with; but it also produces a bath bomb that is packed full of fizz.  When going this route, the key to remember is to spritz witch hazel into the ingredients only as needed to get the mixture to be a crumbly dough consistency.

When using a fillable ornament as a mold, spritzing both ends of the bath bomb with witch hazel before connecting allows just the right amount of reaction to occur in order to bind the two halves together.  There are also many bath bomb crafters that unmold their bath bombs and then spritz with witch hazel.  With this method, as the bath bomb dries, and the water portion of the witch hazel evaporates, a harder bath bomb is created.  This little tip comes in handy for both display ideas and shipping reasons.

As for when a bath bomb recipe calls for the addition of water, there is also a little trick of the trade that can be used.  Completing all of the bath bomb steps but withholding the addition of citric acid until the very end helps to reduce the amount of premature fizzing in the bowl.  The end result is still the same; a hard bath bomb.  However, since the citric acid is added after the liquids have already been introduced and incorporated into the mixture, only a very small amount of fizzy action occurs in the bowl; increasing that wonderful fizz for your bathtub.

 

For anyone that is interested in making bath bombs, or currently makes them; these little tricks do work.