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Jun
11

Natural Exfoliants for Soap Making


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Natural Exfoliants for Soap MakingNatural Exfoliants for Soap Making

If you want some tips on how to make homemade soap that exfoliates, then you are going to want to check out our list of natural exfoliants for soap making. Whether you are looking for a delicate face scrub or an effective foot scrub, we have the soap making supplies that you need for your handmade soap! These herbal ingredients are great soap supplies because they are natural and have great benefits for the skin!

Natural Exfoliants for Soap Making: What is an Exfoliator?

We know that an exfoliant is an ingredient that some bath and body products have, but what does it do? Well, these exfoliating products contain an ingredient or two that makes them more scrubby. This means that the product will be able to help remove grime and dead skin cells. Basically, an exfoliant is just another way to say skin scrubber! It removes that outer layer of bad stuff that would just get in the way and it leaves the living cells fresh and open for your skin loving bath and body products.

Natural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Cosmetic ClaysNatural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Cosmetic Clays

If you are looking for a gentle and sensitive way to exfoliate your skin, then a cosmetic clay is the way to go. Plus, clay powder is safe to use in facial recipes, as it is gentle enough to care for your face.  So, anyone wondering “How to exfoliate dry skin on face?” should know that this is a great option! These wonderful ingredients are perfect homemade soap making supplies for removing dead skin without causing any harm. After the dead skin is moved out of the way, your product will be able to nourish the new layers below. 

Natural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Bentonite Clay Powder

First, we have the lovely Bentonite Clay Powder for your all natural homemade soap recipes. Not only is this cosmetic clay a light exfoliant, but it is great for helping your soap glide. This glide is due to the slippery texture this soapmaking clay gets when its wet. One soap that benefited from this property was the Moonlight Tuberose Swirled Soap Recipe, which uses an abundance of different clays to swirl the melt and pour soap.

Natural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Rhassoul Clay PowderNatural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Rhassoul Clay Powder

Another great choice for your soap-making is the Rhassoul Clay Powder. This clay is full of skin-loving minerals and is perfect for helping to cleanse the skin. We used this cosmetic clay in our own recipe, which is the Chamomile Clay Soap Recipe.

Natural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Dead Sea Clay PowderNatural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Dead Sea Clay Powder

Next, you could try out the Dead Sea Clay Powder in your soap recipes. This cosmetic clay is amazing for the skin, as it exfoliates dead skin as well as helps to remove toxins. Further, this soap-making ingredient is full of vitamins and minerals that provide your skin with nourishment. We included this clay in the Mechanics Soap Recipe.

Natural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Kaolin White Clay PowderNatural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Kaolin White Clay Powder

If you have sensitive skin, then Kaolin White Clay Powder is perfect for you. This cosmetic clay is gentle is perfect for removing toxins and dead skin from your body. We used this gentle clay in our Swirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe, but you can use this ingredient in any kind of bar soap and many kinds of natural cosmetics.

Natural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Red Moroccan Clay PowderNatural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Red Moroccan Clay Powder

Also, you can try out our Red Moroccan Clay Powder. This cosmetic clay is one of the purest forms of clay ever found. Not only does it gently exfoliate, but this cosmetic herb is able to remove toxins from the skin and moisturize! So, this is an amazing ingredient to add to home made soaps.

Natural Exfoliants for Soap Making: French Green Clay PowderNatural Exfoliants for Soap Making: French Green Clay Powder

The French Green Clay Powder is most commonly used by health professionals and spas for treating skin conditions, nourishing the skin, and removing impurities. Much of the nutrients for your skin comes from the composition of the clay, which is partially plant material. So, this clay is wonderful for skin care and nourishment.

Natural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Rose Clay PowderNatural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Rose Clay Powder

Pink Clay, or Rose Clay Powder, is another gentle cosmetic clay that contains kaolin, so it is perfect for caring for sensitive skin. Plus, this soaping ingredient is useful for exfoliation, drawing out toxins, and reducing irritation and inflammation. Further, this pretty clay adds a gorgeous, natural color to your homemade soaps.

Natural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Whole Flowers and HerbsNatural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Whole Flowers and Herbs

There are many herbs that you can use to exfoliate your body. Some are more on the abrasive side and others are more delicate, but they all can be used to remove the outer layer of junk on your skin that you just don’t need. Although you can find all of the herbs you need under the Herbs & Spices tab of the NG site, we would like to share some of our favorite herbs to use as exfoliants in our homemade bath and body recipes. Depending on certain properties, like hardness, the exfoliating herbs may have different levels of effectiveness.

Natural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Poppy Seeds Whole

On great herb that you can use to create strong scrubs is the Poppy Seeds Whole. These seeds are hard enough to get a good scrub, which is perfect for feet and hands. Also, many people prefer this to salt for their more abrasive scrub recipes because you can use less and get similar results. This means less scrubby feeling with the same benefits. If you want to try this herb in soaps, then check out our Peppered Poppy Seed Cold Process Soap Recipe.

Natural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Juniper Berries Whole

Another fun herb that you can add to your homemade soaps is Juniper Berries Whole. These seeds are similar to the poppy seeds in abrasiveness, but they are a bit larger. The size can be used for a different appearance or to increase the exfoliation slightly. While the poppy seeds have a hard protective shell, these larger berries are hard and will be able to exfoliate a bit better. You could use this herb in your feet scrubs instead, or you could even add some of these berries to a recipe that used poppy seeds, too.

Natural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Calendula Flowers Natural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Calendula Flowers

Also, you can use Calendula Flowers in your handcrafted soaps for a lovely, light exfoliant. This is perfect for providing a lighter exfoliation for the body. Plus, this herb has some added benefits of nutrients that are useful for nourishing the skin. We used this lovely herb in our Calendula Swirl Soap Recipe, which is both for decoration and to provide a soft exfoliation for the body.

Natural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Lavender Flowers WholeNatural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Lavender Flowers Whole

Next, we have a fragrant herb that is great for exfoliation, which is the delightful Lavender Flowers Whole. These flower buds provide a more gentle exfoliation that would be perfect for the body. So, your body will feel and smell great! We included this lovely herb in our own recipes like the Lavender Luxury Cold Process Soap Recipe where we sprinkled Lavender Flowers Whole and Rose Petals Pink on top to provide a surface for exfoliation. Just note that incorporating this flower buds into your cold process soap recipes could result in the lavender turning a brown color. They are still good to use, but they may not match your colors.

Natural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Cosmetic SaltNatural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Fine Cosmetic Salt

Also, you can add on of our cosmetic salts to provide an exfoliant in your homemade soaps. These are on the abrasive side so be sure that you are using your soap on an area that is not sensitive. You can use Hawaiian Black Salt Fine Ground, Himalayan Pink Salt Fine Ground. or Dead Sea Salt High Minerals Fine Ground to add some nice exfoliating power to your homemade recipes. We have used fine ground salt in recipes like the Total Hot Man CP Soap Recipe and it turned out great!

Natural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Ingredients from Around the HouseNatural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Ingredients from Around the House

While there are many wonderful cosmetic grade ingredients at Natures Garden that you can include in your home made soap recipes, there are some ingredients you can find around the house that are perfect for exfoliation. If you don’t have a specific herb in mind, then you might as well try out the idea with something from home. There are even some instances where these house hold ingredients pair perfectly with your fragrance oil. Take a look at our ideas for homemade exfoliants and see what you think!

Natural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Oatmeal Natural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Oatmeal

One way that you can have a soap that exfoliates naturally is by adding oatmeal. Embedding a bit of this ingredient into your soap will help you to scrub dead skin and toxins from your skin. Plus, you can change the intensity of the scrubbing power by different amounts of grinding. This means that coarse ground oatmeal will be more scrubby than fine ground oatmeal, which would be very mild.

Natural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Coffee Grounds

Another way to naturally exfoliate is by adding fresh ground coffee to your recipe. We did this in our Coffee Melt and Pour Soap Recipe and it turned out great.  Not only do the coffee grounds provide some mild exfoliation power, but the scent blends beautifully with the fragrance oil. We included a Fresh Brewed Coffee Fragrance Oil along with the real coffee ground and was blown away by the authenticity of the scent.

Natural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Granulated Sugar Natural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Granulated Sugar

Next, you can use some granulated sugar in your various homemade soap recipes. While this ingredient won’t make your scrubs as abrasive as a salt scrub, the sugar is great for exfoliation! One melt and pour recipe idea we had with this ingredient is the Gumdrop Melt and Pour Soap Recipe, which make it lightly exfoliating and looking cute!

Natural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Coconut FlakesNatural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Coconut Flakes

Another fun idea for exfoliants is using coconut flakes in your homemade soap recipes. This would be perfect for soaps that use tropical fragrance oils, like the Coconut Craziness Fragrance Oil or the Coco Mango Fragrance Oil. This natural exfoliant would pair perfectly with these scents to create a perfect tropical themed soap.

Natural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Natural LoofahNatural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Natural Loofah

Also, you can include your own loofah in your homemade soap recipes. This is perfect for creating homemade body soap. If you don’t have one yet, you could buy a Natural Loofah from the Natures Garden website. We included our loofahs in a few melt and pour soap ideas. Both the Loofah Honey Melt and Pour Soap Recipe and the Mango Loofah Melt and Pour Soap Recipe are great soap recipe for exfoliating dead skin while cleaning!

Natural Exfoliants for Soap Making: What are the Benefits of Exfoliating?Natural Exfoliants for Soap Making: What are the Benefits of Exfoliating?

We have all heard what an exfoliator is and looked at different types exfoliation, but what is it good for? While you don’t want to exfoliate every day, doing it a couple times a week can have a lot of great benefits for your skin! This is useful for reducing blemishes, unclogging pores, solving ingrown hairs, and so much more! If you are interested in learning about these benefits and others in a bit more detail, then take a look at The Importance and Benefits Of Skin Exfoliation article by Truly Scrumptious Beauty!

Natural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Find Us OnlineNatural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Find Us Online

If you want a few more ideas for exfoliants, then check out the list of Exfoliants In Soaps & Other Bath Products from our Exfoliant Class. Also, you can ask us any other questions that you may have about adding exfoliation to bath and body products. You can ask us in the store, on the phone, or online. If you want to reach out online, then I would suggest either Facebook, Twitter (@ngscents), or Instagram (@ngscents). Hope to hear from you soon!

Apr
02

Cocoa Powder in Bath and Body Recipes


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Cocoa Powder in Bath and Body RecipesCocoa Powder in Bath and Body Recipes

There are many wonderful ways that you can use herbs to create your homemade cosmetics. So, you are sure to find many perfect ways to use cocoa powder in bath and body recipes. We, at Natures Garden have many unique skin loving recipes that you can perfectly use cocoa powder to create. Cacao beans are rich in vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, C, and E.  They also have an abundance of minerals like iron, magnesium, potassium, calcium, zinc, copper, manganese.  Cocao beans also contain caffeine.  Caffeine is actually beneficial to the skin.  If you are interested in creating any of our homemade recipes that use cocoa powder, then read on for some wonderful ideas!

Cocoa Powder in Bath and Body Recipes: Chocolate Bath Butter Scrub Recipe

First, we have the scrumptious Chocolate Bath Butter Scrub Recipe from Natures Garden. This bath recipe uses perfect ingredients for a cleansing and moisturizing bath butter. Not only does this recipe use Epsom salt to exfoliate and soak the body, but this recipe includes cleansing and skin loving soap base. Further, this recipe includes organic cocoa powder, which adds to the look and effectiveness of this recipe. Plus, this recipe uses the scrumptious chocolate scent of our Better Than Sex Cake Fragrance Oil. In addition to adding to the gorgeous aesthetic and scent, this cosmetic ingredient is perfect for adding to skin care. Many find the properties of cocoa powder to support healthy, glowing skin. So, it is perfect for a nice, relaxing bath!

Cocoa Powder in Bath and Body Recipes: Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled Soap RecipeCocoa Powder in Bath and Body Recipes: Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled Soap Recipe

Another great recipe that includes the lovely cocoa powder is the  Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled Soap Recipe. This bath and body recipe uses both melt and pour soap along with the Natures Garden soap base to create an effective and delicious product that you are sure to love. Further, this recipe includes the delicious Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Fragrance Oil, which is a rich dark chocolate accord surrounded by luscious ripe raspberry notes. This will provide your with a product with a decadent scent and a gorgeous appearance.

Cocoa Powder in Bath and Body Recipes: Swirled Melt and Pour Soap RecipeCocoa Powder in Bath and Body Recipes: Swirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

While swirled soap is fun, it can be difficult to do with melt and pour soap.  However, this recipe makes it easy to create swirled melt and pour soap! So, you can use our organic cocoa powder along with rose clay powder and kaolin white clay powder to create an easy, Swirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe. Further, this lovely soap recipe uses the Chocolate Covered Strawberries Fragrance Oil, which is an aroma of ripe red strawberries that are surrounded by creamy milk chocolate notes along with sweet vanilla notes to create a decadent treat. So, this is a perfect recipe for melt and pour soap with a scrumptious aroma.

Cocoa Powder in Bath and Body Recipes: Neapolitan Ice Cream Bubble Bar RecipeCocoa Powder in Bath and Body Recipes: Neapolitan Ice Cream Bubble Bar Recipe

Additionally, you can incorporate ingredients, like our cocoa powder, to create fun bubble bar recipes! One such bath and body recipe that you can make is the lovely Neapolitan Ice Cream Bubble Bar Recipe. This adorable recipe uses an ice cream scoop to create bath products that look just like scoops of ice cream!

Furthermore, this batch has been made with three different colors to look like real Neapolitan ice cream. The cocoa powder was used in the chocolate portion to add to the color and enhance the scent of our Hot Cocoa Fragrance Oil. Also, each of the three portions were differently scented. So, the pink colored section used our delicious Strawberry Patch Fragrance Oil and the white portion used French Vanilla Fragrance Oil along with our vanilla powder. So, this recipe is the perfect blend of scents and aesthetic to create a fantastic bath and body recipe.

Cocoa Powder in Bath and Body Recipes: Chocolate Facial Mask Recipe Cocoa Powder in Bath and Body Recipes: Chocolate Facial Mask Recipe

Also, our Chocolate Facial Mask Recipe uses skin loving ingredients, like our organic cocoa powder, to create a perfect facial recipe. Some sources find that cocoa powder can be used to create some great skin care. Also, it is thought that this cocoa powder will be able to leave your skin with a beautiful glow. Plus, it has other known benefits for the skin, like reducing wrinkles and blemishes. Further, this diy facial includes some lovely ingredients like vitamin E and bentonite clay powder. These lovely skin care ingredients are sure to nourish your skin and makes this homemade body product absolutely perfect!

Cocoa Powder in Bath and Body Recipes: Roses and Chocolate Body Wrap Recipe Cocoa Powder in Bath and Body Recipes: Roses and Chocolate Body Wrap Recipe

Next, we have a recipe that is both simple and wonderful for the skin! Our Roses and Chocolate Body Wrap Recipe uses clay along with exfoliating dead sea salt. This recipe includes rose clay powder, rosehips powder, and cocoa powder, which are sure to nourish the skin. So, the combination of exfoliation form the salt and the blend of chocolate and rose will help to rejuvenate the skin and leave your skin soft and glowing. All you need to do is sit back and relax as the recipe cares for your body.

Cocoa Powder in Bath and Body Recipes: Chocolate Foaming Body Frosting RecipeCocoa Powder in Bath and Body Recipes: Chocolate Foaming Body Frosting Recipe

Plus, you can use cocoa powder to create a wonderful recipe, like Chocolate Foaming Body Frosting Recipe. This bath and body recipe is simple and perfect for cleansing as you moisturize! The recipe includes our whipped soap base along with this lovely organic cocoa powder. This blend will allow your skin to be moisturized and cleansed. Plus, the cocoa powder and the scent of the product, which is from our Creamy Chocolate Cupcake Fragrance Oil, provides a scrumptious chocolatey aroma.

https://www.naturesgardencandles.com/candlemaking-soap-supplies/item/00chsusc/-chocolate-sugar-scrub-recipe.htmlCocoa Powder in Bath and Body Recipes: Chocolate Sugar Scrub Recipe

Another recipe that perfectly incorporates cocoa powder is our Chocolate Sugar Scrub Recipe. Since chocolate is known to be rich in antioxidants that help reduce skin damage, this recipe is perfect for skin care recipes! Plus, this bath and body recipe uses luxurious ingredients that are wonderful for the skin. Further, this scrub recipe is wonderful for exfoliating dead skin. This combination will leave your skin cared for and nourished. Further, this recipe uses the scent of Chocolate Fudge Fragrance Oil, which smells like rich, dark chocolate with notes of buttery caramel and vanilla creme, sprinkled with toasted almond slivers and creamy hazelnut. So, this homemade bath recipe is perfect for skin care!

Cocoa Powder in Bath and Body Recipes: Gourmet Chocolate Bath Melts RecipeCocoa Powder in Bath and Body Recipes: Gourmet Chocolate Bath Melts Recipe

Additionally, you can use our Organic Cocoa Powder to create some scrumptious bath melts! Our Gourmet Chocolate Bath Melts Recipe creates a bath product that looks l just like the real deal. Plus, these yummy chocolates use ingredients that will really care for the body. The luscious oils and butters work together to nourish and care for the skin. Also, these diy bath melts use the scent of a rich, slightly bitter aroma of gourmet dark chocolate, which is due to the Gourmet Dark Chocolate Fragrance Oil. Plus, the cocoa powder adds to both the scent of this recipe and the skin care properties of this recipe.

Cocoa Powder in Bath and Body Recipes: Neapolitan Ice Cream Emulsified Sugar Scrub RecipeCocoa Powder in Bath and Body Recipes: Neapolitan Ice Cream Emulsified Sugar Scrub Recipe

Another fun bath recipe that is inspired by Neapolitan ice cream is our Neapolitan Ice Cream Emulsified Sugar Scrub Recipe. This fun bath recipe uses Fresh Strawberry Fragrance Oil, Vanilla Bean Fragrance Oil, and Chocolate Fudge Fragrance Oil to create three separate layers. So, each fragrance oil is used to scent a different layer to create all three layers of Neapolitan ice cream. Additionally, this homemade scrub recipe uses skin loving butters and oils. So, this recipe is pretty and perfect for nourishing the skin!

Cocoa Powder in Bath and Body Recipes: Mint Chocolate Chip Chip Ice Cream Bath Fizzies RecipeCocoa Powder in Bath and Body Recipes: Mint Chocolate Chip Chip Ice Cream Bath Fizzies Recipe

Also, you can include some cocoa powder in the creation of the Mint Chocolate Chip Chip Ice Cream Bath Fizzies Recipe. This wonderful cosmetic ingredient looks just like crushed chocolate chips in yummy mint chocolate ice cream! Further, we added Natures Garden’s Peppermint Patty Fragrance Oil, which notes of creamy peppermint and vanilla with strong notes of bittersweet chocolate. Plus, this recipe uses luscious butters along with dead sea salt that are perfect to soak in.

Cocoa Powder in Bath and Body Recipes: Hot Fudge Brownies Cold Process Soap RecipeCocoa Powder in Bath and Body Recipes: Hot Fudge Brownies Cold Process Soap Recipe

Plus, the Hot Fudge Brownies Cold Process Soap Recipe can be made with this scrumptious organic cocoa powder. This lovely soap made from scratch uses a variety of luxurious butters and oils. These skin loving oils are perfect for moisturizing and conditioning the skin as your clean with this recipe. Not only is this recipe great for moisturizing, but this chocolatey recipe includes a scrumptious scent. The Hot Fudge Brownie Fragrance Oil is the scent of freshly baked chocolate brownies smothered in hot fudge sauce with a hint of vanilla.

Cocoa Powder in Bath and Body Recipes: Cocoa Dream Cream RecipeCocoa Powder in Bath and Body Recipes: Cocoa Dream Cream Recipe

Another wonderful recipe that you can create with Cocoa Powder is our luscious Cocoa Dream Cream Recipe. Cocoa powder blends with skin loving oils and butters to create a lotion that is perfect for moisturizing and softening the skin. Not only is this homemade lotion recipe perfect for skin care, but this recipe smells wonderful due to the addition of Butter Brickle Fragrance Oil. This scent will add to the lotion with an extremely buttery and creamy smelling aroma with strong base notes of vanilla and hints of almond. So, you will be able to make a diy lotion that is wonderful for the skin and smells lovely!

Cocoa Powder in Bath and Body Recipes: Chocolate Cream Cheese Cupcake Soap RecipeCocoa Powder in Bath and Body Recipes: Chocolate Cream Cheese Cupcake Soap Recipe

Plus, you can include cocoa powder in the delicious Chocolate Cream Cheese Cupcake Soap Recipe.  This homemade soap recipe looks absolutely scrumptious just like a real cupcake. Plus, this diy soap smells delicious due to Chocolate Cream Cheese Cupcake Fragrance Oil, which has a creamy top note of coconut; followed by a warm middle note of buttercream; and well rounded with a base note of dark cocoa. So, this recipe is perfect for creating fun, delicious soap that is wonderful for the skin.

Cocoa Powder in Bath and Body Recipes: Neapolitan Cupcake Soap RecipeCocoa Powder in Bath and Body Recipes: Neapolitan Cupcake Soap Recipe

Another soap cupcake recipe that you can create with cocoa powder is the Neapolitan Cupcake Soap Recipe. This recipe uses both melt and pour soap and imagine base to create this simple layered soap recipe with a whipped topping. Also, this cupcake has three layers that are differently scented. The bottom layer includes the Cocoa Powder and Chocolate Fudge Fragrance Oil. The next layer is scented with Buttercream Cupcake Fragrance Oil. Finally, the last layer uses Strawberry Preserves Fragrance Oil. These layers perfectly blend to create a scrumptious Neapolitan cupcake soap!

Cocoa Powder in Bath and Body Recipes: Cocao or Cocoa?

While our cocoa powder is only intended for cosmetic use, this is an ingredient often found in chocolate flavored foods. In fact, cacao, which is pure chocolate, is used to create cocoa. While they are both derived from the same sources, there are some slight differences in the two ingredients. If you are interested in learning about the difference between, then check out “Cacao vs. Cocoa: What You Need to Know” by One Green Planet. This article talks about facts about each all with how they are made and used. Also, this article talks about the nutritional benefits, which are surprising in a wonderful way! So, check out this article to learn about these two delicious and nutritious forms of chocolate.

Cocoa Powder in Bath and Body Recipes: Contact UsCocoa Powder in Bath and Body Recipes: Contact Us

Please share with us your favorite way to use Natures Garden’s organic cocoa powder! Or, feel free to ask any questions that you may have about these recipes. Also, you can ask us about suggestions on how to use any of our products in your recipes. You can find us on social media. You can talk to us on the Natures Garden Facebook page. Also, you can use @ngscents to find us on either Twitter or Instagram. We hope to hear from you soon!

Jun
09

Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics


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Herbs for Soap and CosmeticsHerbs for Soap and Cosmetics

We at Natures Garden love the benefits of our many Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics. Each cosmetic herb has its own unique set of benefits that enhance the products they are used to create. So, adding cosmetic herbs to recipes can lead to a whole bunch of beneficial properties. Some herbs work well to naturally color your products. Some herbs are wonderful for relaxing and stress relief. Other herb additives will provide benefits to the skin, such as reducing acne or soothing irritation. Plus, there are herbs that contain a variety of healthy minerals and vitamins that are very beneficial. So, you can see why natural additives can be so great for your products and why we use them in our recipes whenever we can!

Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics Activated Charcoal PowderHerbs for Soap and Cosmetics Activated Charcoal Powder

Activated Charcoal makes a wonderful addition to cosmetics and soaps, as it has a few different benefits. First, this herb is a perfect natural colorant. The color that it provides is a dark black shade that is bold and true. Since the color is natural you can use this instead of adding soap dye or another colorant. Also, this activated charcoal powder is a natural detoxifier! Not only will activated charcoal attract and adsorb grime as you use your product, but the activated charcoal will provide a deep pore clean. Plus, it is a natural odor absorber as it will cling to and remove odor as well. We have created recipes, such as the Activated Charcoal Mask Recipe and  the Total Hot Man CP Soap Recipe, with activated charcoal that you can try out.

Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics Aloe Vera Leaf Powder Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics Aloe Vera Leaf Powder 

Next, we have an herb that is very well known for its healing properties. Of course, we are referring to the Aloe Vera Leaf Powder! This healing cosmetic herb is perfect for helping your skin better deal with irritation, sunburn, or inflammation. This herb is soothing and contains antioxidants, vitamin C, and other minerals which allow the skin to heal faster than it normally would. We have tried this herb out by creating the Sunburn Relief Bath Tea Recipe and it worked wonderfully! This creation was perfect for soothing a sunburn disaster! Plus, we added this herb to the Pampered Foot Scrub Recipe to help heal cracked and dry skin on feet, which was a great success. So, this herb is truly a nourishing and helpful herb.

Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics Beet Root PowderHerbs for Soap and Cosmetics Beet Root Powder

This next  natural cosmetic additive is a perfect natural colorant! The Beet Root Powder is a lovely herb that is perfect for achieving shades of pinks and light reds. This natural colorant can be used in anything from bath products like our Watermelon Emulsified Sugar Scrub Recipe and our Beet Root Facial Soap Recipe to lip products. like our Natural Beet Root Lip Gloss Recipe. This herb is really the best natural colorant for pink! Plus, it is full of nutrients, such as beta carotene, vitamin B5, vitamin B1, vitamin C, glycine, magnesium, phosphorous, potassium, selenium, tryptophan, tyrosine, and zinc.  Herbalists recognize beet root powder for its ability to help the liver metabolize fats, its ability to help reduce LDL in the blood, and to reduce blood pressure. So, this is pretty and good for you to use in bath and body products!

Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics Orange Peel PowderHerbs for Soap and Cosmetics Orange Peel Powder

The Orange Peel Powder is a great herb for your skin care products. This  powdered herb has a lovely citrus scent and is full of great vitamins for your skin! In recipes, this herb is said to have anti-microbial and anti-bacterial properties. So, this herb would make a great addition to soap recipes! For example, you could create recipes like the Fruit Frenzy Cold Process Soap Recipe or the Orange Dreamsickle Bath Bomb Recipe.

Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics Burdock Root PowderHerbs for Soap and Cosmetics Burdock Root Powder

The Burdock Root Powder is an herb that is known for treating chronic skin conditions, such as eczema, psoriasis, acne, boils, styes, herpes, carbuncles, cankers, and syphilitic sores. SO, this herb would be very beneficial in creating soothing recipes to treat skin issues. For example, you could create a product like the Soothing Facial Mask Recipe to potentially reduce acne or other skin problems.

Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics Pomegranate Fruit PowderHerbs for Soap and Cosmetics Pomegranate Fruit Powder

Pomegranate fruit powder is an amazing herb for the skin! This powder has a high level of antioxidants and vitamins, which leads to promoting healthy cell growth by nourishing the skin. Plus, this fruit powder herb has been known to exhibit anti-inflammatory and anti-aging properties. So, this herb is perfect for skin care recipes!

Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics Green Tea PowderHerbs for Soap and Cosmetics Green Tea Powder

While this herb is more commonly used in tea form, the Green Tea Powder herb is perfect for bath and body products. This herb has both antioxidant properties and gentle exfoliation abilities that make it nice for softening skin. Plus, this powder will provide a natural green color in cp soap batches.

 

Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics Calendula Flowers Whole Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics Calendula Flowers Whole

The whole Calendula Flowers herb is a lovely flower that some wonderful properties for the skin. We have previously used this cosmetic herb in our Natural Facial Night Cream Recipe and our Calendula Bath Melts Recipe due to these wonderful properties. The Calendula Flowers are believed to reduce inflammation, reduce acne, and promote healthy skin and hair, which means that this herb is perfect for bath teas, soaps, lip balms, ointments, lotions, face toners, after shave formulas, scrubs, massage oils and some bath bombs. Further, this herb for bath and body products is great for helping acne issues, burns, rashes, bruised or inflamed skin. Also, this herb has been know to help to reduce varicose veins after a few weeks use.

Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics Hibiscus Flowers PowderHerbs for Soap and Cosmetics Hibiscus Flowers Powder

You ready for a cosmetic herb that is both pretty and powerful? Check out our Hibiscus Flowers Powder because it is just that! First of all, this powder is a gorgeous colorant! This floral powder provides a pretty pink color that is vibrant and beautiful. Second, this herb has some pretty amazing natural properties. Hibiscus flowers are high in antioxidants and amino acids, and also contain oligopeptides that have been shown to have wrinkle-smoothing properties. We have seen with our Foaming Hibiscus Scrub Recipe that this natural cosmetic additive is perfect for wrinkle reducing! This herb has been referred to as a natural Botox and we can definitely see why! This stuff is amazing!

Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics Carrot PowderHerbs for Soap and Cosmetics Carrot Powder

Carrot powder is a perfect herb for skin care recipes! This powder has been know to repair and tone the skin, reduce wrinkles and scars, and increase elasticity. These benefits come from the the abundance of vitamins and minerals that this powdered herb possesses. Plus, this herb can be used to provide a natural orange color in products. So, this would be perfect for creating scrubs or lotion products!

Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics Lavender Flower PowderHerbs for Soap and Cosmetics Lavender Flower Powder

Also, we have a wonderful herb that is fragrant with many beneficial properties. The Lavender Flower Powder is has a lovely and strong scent that is loved by many. These flowers have been used for everything from perfumes, bathing, wound healing, to use as a natural insect repellent. Plus, this herb has some great uses in bath and body products. For example, this herb is perfect for skin care products as it has anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antibacterial, toning, and healing properties. The lavender flower powder works to treat acne, eczema, psoriasis, and oily skin. We have used this fabulous powder in our own Lavender Sage Bath Bomb Recipe to create a bath bomb that cares for the skin and smells lovely. So, this truly is a perfect herb for bath and body products!

Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics Lavender Flowers WholeHerbs for Soap and Cosmetics Lavender Flowers Whole

Further, you can try out a similar herb to our lavender flowers powder, which is the Lavender Flowers Whole. This herb has all the same wonderful properties with the same beautiful aroma, but this herb maintains the pretty flowers! So, this herb would work wonderfully in a recipe with the lavender powder. So, you can have the benefits of this plant all the way through your product as well as have some pretty flowers sprinkled in. We have used these flowers in a few different recipes, such as  the Lemon Lavender Bath Melts Recipe and the Lavender Cold Process Soap Recipe, to add another gorgeous element to the recipe. While these products would’ve been fairly pretty on their own, adding flowers on top made the product truly desirable.

Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics Oat Straw Green PowderHerbs for Soap and Cosmetics Oat Straw Green Powder

Next, we have an herb that is great for cosmetic creations. The Oat Straw Green Powder has some lovely skin care properties that will leave your body feeling soft and rejuvenated. This cosmetic herb has long been used in skin, hair, and nail care recipes for its rejuvenating and softening qualities. So, adding this herb to your own products can only benefit your recipe. We have used this herb in our own recipes, such as the Brown Sugar Scrub Recipe and the Burgundy Rose Bath Milk Soak Recipe. This made our bath and body recipes much more softening and caring for the skin.

Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics Cornsilk PowderHerbs for Soap and Cosmetics Cornsilk Powder

You can use cornsilk powder to naturally enhance your bath and body products. This herb is known to reduce inflammation and soften the skin. So, this would be great for skin care. Plus, this herb is perfect for hair care, too! Cor nsilk powder will leave hair smooth and soft!

Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics Camu Camu Fruit PowderHerbs for Soap and Cosmetics Camu Camu Fruit Powder

Another wonderful herb for products is the Camu Camu Fruit Powder. This cosmetic ingredient has  vitamin C, vitamin B1, B2, B3, beta-carotene, amino acids, phytochemicals, bioflavanoids, phosphorus, potassium, iron, antioxidants, and calcium, which are wonderful for the body. Plus, this cosmetic ingredient is wonderful for the skin. Due to the high levels of antioxidants in camu camu, it is used in cosmetic products to reduce free radical attacks; protecting the skin from premature aging. Plus, camu camu has been said to help whiten dark patches on the skin when used in skincare products. We have used this powdered herb in Acai Berry Smoothie Sugar Scrub Recipe and in the Blueberry Bath Bomb Recipe. These recipes are great for the skin and are very nourishing!

Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics Comfrey Root Powder Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics Comfrey Root Powder 

Another great addition to a bath and body product would be the Comfrey Root Powder. This herb has quite a few beneficial properties for the skin. Comfrey root has been known to help expedite the healing process of wounds, stop bleeding, relieve pain, and help prevent infection. Plus, this herbal powder can be added to lotions and creams to help reduce the pain associated with arthritis, sunburn, or other skin irritations. Further, creams containing comfrey root are also recommended for diabetic sores to promote healing. So, this is a great herb for healing cuts, burns, or irritations.We utilized this healing herb to create a Soothing Facial Mask Recipe. While this mask would be perfect for those with sunburns or skin irritations, it is also great as a face mask on a typical day to leave your skin feeling refreshed and happy.

Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics Organic Cocoa PowderHerbs for Soap and Cosmetics Organic Cocoa Powder

Not only is this cocoa powder rich in many vitamins and minerals, but this cosmetic herb smells fantastic! Our Organic Cocoa Powder is a lovely herb that is perfect for any kind of bath and body product. First of all, cacao beans are rich in vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, C, E and pantothenic acid. Plus, they are rich in magnesium, calcium, iron, zinc, copper, manganese and potassium.  Furthermore, this herb contains caffeine, which is actually beneficial to the skin.

So, cocoa powder is already winning on its beneficial vitamins and minerals for your skin, but you must remember that this is basically powdered chocolate! How does chocolate lip balm sound to you? Chocolate facial masks? Yummy!  I mean, we used this powder in Hot Fudge Brownies Cold Process Soap Recipe,  in our Chocolate Sugar Scrub Recipe, and in our Gourmet Chocolate Bath Melts Recipe. All of these turned out perfectly and were great for skin!

Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics Vanilla PowderHerbs for Soap and Cosmetics Vanilla Powder

The Vanilla Powder is a unique ingredient for cosmetics with a scent that is absolutely mouth watering. This white colored herb won’t alter the color of your product, but it will add a strong dose of sweet vanilla goodness. The scent is so strong and smells exactly how you would expect vanilla to smell. Thus this scent is strong, true, natural, and perfect for bath and body products. We have used this fantastic bath and body additive in the  Vanilla Sugar Scrub Cubes Recipe, the Natural Vanilla Body Powder Recipe, and a few other recipes. All of them had that amazing vanilla scent mixed in with their fragrance oils that added to the existing scent to create something even better!

Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics Interested in More Herbs

We hope that you enjoyed this list of some of our favorite herbs to use in our own creations. These are some of the herbs that we carry and have found to be exceptional in some way. However, there are many, many more herbs that you can use to create products that are absolutely amazing and all natural. There are some that we have not yet used in our own recipes, that could still help you create lovely and beneficial products. While we have yet to use some of these herbs ourselves, we have researched each and everyone to understand exactly how the herbs will enhance your products. So, you will be able to create a recipe that is perfectly fit to your needs. If you are interested in looking through all the herbs that we carry, then check out the Herbs and Spices Page on the Natures Garden website.