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Mar
30

Giraffe Bubble Bar Recipe


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Giraffe Bubble Bar RecipeGiraffe Bubble Bar Recipe

Did you know? The CEO of Nature’s Garden, Deborah Ward and her love for giraffes is the inspiration behind this creative and unique bubble bar? Bubble bars are a fun way to have a nice long soak in a warm tub. Simply, crumble up your bubble bar into some warm water and enjoy the abundance of bubbles that fill your tub! Whether you create this for personal use, friends and family or are just looking for a new addition to your line of bath and body products, we at Nature’s Garden hope you will enjoy creating our newest recipe to join the bubble bar family! Enjoy our Giraffe Bubble Bar Recipe!

Giraffe Bubble Bar Recipe: Let’s talk About the Ingredients

Before starting on our recipe, we’ll talk about some of the ingredients we are using. The first ingredient is what gives the bubble bar its bubbles! Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, or SCI.  This gentle surfactant is derived from coconut. It is a foaming and cleansing agent that will leave your skin silky and smooth!

Baking soda is best know for it’s cleaning and deodorizing properties. This gentle alkaline is amazing at leaving the skin soft and smooth, as well as your hair too!

Cream of tartar will give your product a light and fluffy feeling. It acts as a stabilizer and helps the other ingredients adhere to each other.

Corn Starch is the perfect ingredient to help sooth irritated skin and it also leaves your skin soft! The fragrance we chose was our Cucumber Fragrance Oil. This is a popular seller here at Nature’s Garden. True cucumber scent with an undertone of violet.

Giraffe Bubble Bar Recipe: Ingredients Available at Nature’s Garden

Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate
Sodium Bicarbonate- Baking Soda
Cream of Tartar
Corn Starch
Cucumber Fragrance Oil
Sesame Seed Oil
Vegetable Glycerin
Red Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
Black Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
Brown Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
Orange Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
Yellow Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
Safety Gloves
Safety Glasses
Natures Garden Apron
Safety Mask

Giraffe Bubble Bar Recipe: Other Ingredients Needed

  • Mixing Bowls (you will need 2)
  • Mixing Spoon
  • Parchment Paper or Silicone Baking Mat
  • Scale
  • Knife
  • Rolling Pin

Giraffe Bubble Bar Recipe: Total Weights and Amounts

  • 410 grams (2 cups) Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate
  • 460 grams (2 cups) Sodium Bicarbonate- Baking Soda
  • 224 grams (2/3 cup) Cream of Tartar
  • 72 grams (2/3 cup) Corn Starch
  • 200 grams (2/3 cup) Vegetable Glycerin
  • 24 grams (2 TBSP) Sesame Seed Oil
  • 14 grams Cucumber Fragrance Oil
  • 3 drops Yellow Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
  • 6 drops Brown Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
  • 3 drops Orange Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
  • 6 drops Red Oxide Fun Soap Colorant

Note: While we give you both weight and volume measurements, we highly recommend using a scale as the weight measurements will be more precise amounts.

Giraffe Bubble Bar Recipe: Prepping Your Supplies and Work Area

As with any recipe you should always prep your supplies and work area. This helps in creating your craft without stopping to look for your ingredients. First thing is to clean your work space and ensure that you have enough room to work and lay your dough down. Next, give your utensils and scale a quick clean with some soap and water. Lastly, have all your ingredients ready for measuring and withing easy reach! For sanitary reasons go ahead and put your rubber safety gloves on.  Just a few preventative steps will help things move along smoothly!

 

Giraffe Bubble Bar Recipe: Weighing and Combining the Dry IngredientsGiraffe Bubble Bar Recipe: Weighing and Combining the Dry Ingredients

Our first step will be measuring and combining our dry ingredients. You will need a large mixing bowl and your scale. Set your scale to grams.  Next, weigh out 410 grams of Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, 460 grams of Sodium Bicarbonate- Baking Soda, 224 grams of Cream of Tartar, and 72 grams of Corn Starch. Give these ingredients a nice mixing with your hands, breaking up any clumps as you go.

 

Giraffe Bubble Bar Recipe: Weighing and Combining the Wet IngredientsGiraffe Bubble Bar Recipe: Weighing and Combining the Wet Ingredients

Next comes the wet stuff! You will need another mixing bowl ( or you can simply add the wet ingredients into the dry ingredient bowl) and your gram scale. Now weigh out 200 grams of Vegetable Glycerin, 24 grams of Sesame Seed Oil and 14 grams of Cucumber Fragrance Oil.

 

Giraffe Bubble Bar Recipe: Mixing Everything Together

Let’s add the wet and dry ingredients together! If you have mixed your wet ingredients separately go ahead and dump them in with your dry. If you add your wet straight to the dry you can start mixing with your hands making sure that you are breaking up any lumps as you go. Mix until you have the right consistency (you should have a nice, smooth workable dough). If your dough is to crumbly after mixing together, you can add a bit more vegetable glycerin. Be careful to not add too much or the bubble bar will not set up properly.

 

Giraffe Bubble Bar Recipe: Separating the Bubble Bar Dough

The third step in our recipe will be separating the bubble bar dough. For this you will need your 2 mixing bowls. You will divide the dough into 2 equal portions. Each portion will be a different color. We have included a color chart to help you achieve the correct color for the spots and the “skin” of the giraffe.

Bowl 1:

  • Brown Oxide- 6 drops
  • Orange Oxide- 3 drops
  •  Black Oxide- 6 drops
  •  Red Oxide- 6 drops

Bowl 2:

  • Yellow Oxide- 3 drops

 

Giraffe Bubble Bar Recipe: Making the Brown Colored PortionGiraffe Bubble Bar Recipe: Making the Brown Colored Portion

Now that your dough is separated, let’s start adding color.  We will work on the spots and inner color of the bubble bar. To the first bowl, add your 6 drops of Brown Oxide, 3 drops of Orange Oxide, 6 drops of Black Oxide and 6 drops of Red Oxide FUN Soap Colorant. With your gloved hands mix the colorant into your dough until you have achieved an orange brown color.  Roll the dough into a ball and set it aside, for now.

 

Giraffe Bubble Bar Recipe: Making the Yellow Colored PortionGiraffe Bubble Bar Recipe: Making the Yellow Colored Portion

Next, let’s create the “skin” color of the giraffe. For this you will add 3 drops of Yellow Oxide FUN Soap colorant to your second bowl of dough. With clean gloved hands mix this colorant into your dough until you have a nice, pale yellow color. 

 

Giraffe Bubble Bar: Getting Ready to Roll the Layers

Now that our dough is separated and colored, we are ready to start rolling the layers. For this step you will use your silicone baking mat or parchment paper. Dust whichever you have chosen to use with some baking soda. This will help keep the dough from sticking when it is time to roll the dough. You should also dust your rolling pin with some baking soda to help prevent sticking.

 

Giraffe Bubble Bar: Rolling out the First LayerGiraffe Bubble Bar: Rolling out the First Layer

Our first layer will be the yellow layer. Go ahead and take your yellow dough ball and lay it in the center of the surface of your mat or paper. Now roll your ball into a flat, rectangular shape.  You will want this layer about 1/4 inch in thickness.

 

Giraffe Bubble Bar: Laying Down the Second LayerGiraffe Bubble Bar: Laying Down the Second Layer

Next up is our Orange brown layer. Before you start rolling, however, you need to pull of about 30 grams of the dough and set this aside. This portion will be for the spots. Place the remaining dough in the center of the yellow rectangle dough and start rolling this layer out. You may add some baking soda to your rolling pin before you start to prevent sticking. Roll this layer out to the size or as close to the size of the yellow layer and at 1/4 inch thick. Once you have finished, you will be all set to move onto rolling the bubble bar dough into a loaf.

 

Giraffe Bubble Bar: Rolling Up The Bubble Bar

Now that your layers are rolled out, you are ready to roll them into a loaf. Turn your silicone mat or parchment paper so that the mat or paper is vertical. Lift up on the edge of the paper or mat that is closest to your body. Begin to carefully roll the dough in the same way you would a pumpkin roll. Slowly roll the dough evenly as you go, watching to make sure everything stays lined up.

 

Giraffe Bubble Bar: Adding the spotsGiraffe Bubble Bar: Adding the spots

Now that your dough is in its rolled up completely, we will begin using the orange brown colored dough we set aside to create our “spots”. Giraffe spots are not perfect in size and shape. This is the look you will want to go for. Pull off irregular size pieces of the reserved dough and add it to the yellow portion of your bubble bar. (Having trouble getting a good pattern in your head? Try Googling “giraffe” and find a pattern you can follow!)  Once your loaf is completely covered you will be ready to slice it up into individual bars.

 

Giraffe Bubble Bar: Slicing your Finished ProductGiraffe Bubble Bar: Slicing your Finished Product

Let’s cut this loaf into slices! This recipe will make about 8 slices, depending on how thick you choose to slice your loaf. Using a sharp knife, slice the bubble bar into 1-2 inch slices. Once your loaf is completely sliced, lay the portions out on a flat surface to set up. Our bubble bars took approximately 48-72 hours to set up completely. This may take longer, depending on the climate of your  environment.

Your Giraffe Bubble Bar is ready to use! When it’s bath time, simply crumble a slice of bar under warm, running bath water and enjoy the bubbles that will froth up into your tub and have a nice, long soak! You will emerge from your bath smelling sweet, fresh and feeling soft and clean!

 

Did You Know?Did You Know?

Have you ever looked at the beauty of a giraffe? I mean, really watched them when you visit a zoo?  They are amazing creatures! Majestic in their movements, they roam the open grasslands in small groups. A giraffe’s height is both an advantage and a disadvantage. While towering at a height ranging from 14 to 18 feet tall they have the ability to spot predators. Their height helps them eat from the leaves of trees since the disadvantage in their height is bending down. It is incredibly difficult for them and it leaves them in a vulnerable state to be attacked.  Luckily, giraffes only need to drink once every several days since most of their water intake is from the leaves they consume. They can also run a steady 35 miles an hour over short distances and comfortably at 10 miles per hour over longer distances. 

Giraffes are truly beautiful animals and their eyelashes! They are to die for! Another fun giraffe fact is that a group of giraffes are called a tower! Kind of fitting, right? Towers usually consist of females and babies, however genders will vary and they can come and go as they please.

Giraffes Can’t Dance by Giles Andreae and Guy Parker-Rees

Giraffes Can’t Dance! Maybe they can! Follow the link to listen and watch this adorable read-along. Take a 15 minute break to listen to a fun story written by Giles Andreae and illustrated by Guy Parker-Rees, about inspiration and perseverance! Gerald, the giraffe loves to dance, but he is a little shy about showing off his moves at the jungle dance! With a good friend to inspire Gerald to strut his stuff, you have a sweet tale that shows you that we all are unique in how we dance, it’s all about feeling the music and following your own vibe no matter what!

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Feb
08

Neapolitan Candle Recipe


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Neapolitan Candle RecipeNeapolitan Candle Recipe

Did you know that Neapolitan ice cream originated in the late 19th century in Italy? Most likely in the city of Naples. Italy was actually the originator or all ice cream, or gelato if you will. Neapolitan ice cream was actually inspired by Spumoni. Spumoni is a three flavored ice cream that used pistachio, cherry and chocolate ice cream with a fruit and nut layer in between. So why vanilla, strawberry, and chocolate? When ice cream made it’s way to the states these were the most popular flavors at the time. And in elementary school, do you remember sampling freeze-dried Neapolitan Ice Cream that the astronauts were able to take with them into space? I can remember! The texture was crumbly and it melted quickly the minute it touched your tongue, but I’ll stick to the regular Neapolitan ice cream thank you very much! Who doesn’t love this classic flavor?  You have three yummy flavors all in one bite! Today, Nature’s Garden is sharing with you their Neapolitan Candle Recipe. An eye-catching layered candle recipe to mimic this classic, old-time ice cream.  When you have finished creating this fun new candle, check out an easy recipe for Neapolitan Ice Cream Sandwich Cake! It’s truly magnifico!

 

Neapolitan Candle Recipe: Ingredients You Will Need Found At Nature’s Garden

Neapolitan Candle Recipe: Other Equipment and Supplies needed

  • 16 oz. Glass Apothecary Jar
  • Mixing Spoon
  • Stove
  • Scale
  • Toothpicks
  • Paper Bowl
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Hot Glue Sticks
  • Pecans Mold (flexiblemolds.com)

Neapolitan Candle Recipe: German Chocolate Cake Fragrance Oil

Neapolitan Candle Recipe: The 3 Fragrance OilsFor this candle recipe, we will be using three different Nature’s Garden fragrance oils for the chocolate, strawberry and vanilla layers of your homemade candle. For the chocolate layer, we have chosen German Chocolate Cake Fragrance Oil. It smells of rich chocolate cake with hints of pecans, vanilla, and coconut.

 

Neapolitan Candle Recipe: Strawberry Rhubarb Fragrance Oil

Strawberry Rhubarb Pie Fragrance Oil

Next, we have Strawberry Rhubarb Fragrance Oil. This is a perfect blend of sweet strawberries and the tangy scent of rhubarb and an undertone of flaky pie crust.

 

 

Neapolitan Candle Recipe: Vanilla Insanity Fragrance Oil

Vanilla Insanity Fragrance Oil

The last oil is Vanilla Insanity fragrance oil. The strongest vanilla scent that we offer!  It is a sweet vanilla scent with notes of French Vanilla, creamed butter, cotton candy, maple sugar, and of course, vanilla beans.

All three of these fragrances will blend and compliment each other as your candle burns through the layers. You will have a house smelling of an Italian bakery!

 

 

Neapolitan Candle Recipe: Prepare wax for the Strawberry Embeds Part 1

We will be using our Pillar of Bliss Candle Wax for our embeds.  Pillar of Bliss is a soy and paraffin blend that has wonderful scent retention as well as a wonderful cold and hot throw. To work with Pillar of Bliss, melt the wax to a temperature of 195 degrees F and add your color. Let the wax cool to 180 degrees Fahrenheit before adding your fragrance and let it cool to 175 degrees Fahrenheit before pouring into your molds. When melting any kind of wax, though, we suggest the double boiler method. Place on your stove, an old cake pan or pot with at least a 1/2 inch of water, place your pouring pot inside the cake pan or pot to create a double boiler.

For our Neapolitan Candle Recipe, we need to first prepare the strawberry embeds that will top your candle. Using a double boiler, melt 2 grams of Pillar of Bliss candle Wax.

Prepare the Strawberry Embeds:  Adding the Candle Dye

Prepare the Strawberry Embeds:  Adding the Candle DyeYou always want to be careful adding candle dye to your creation. Our Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye is concentrated and a little can go a long way.  Always start small to test the color you are trying to achieve. We suggest using toothpicks for this process. So take a toothpick, dip into the green Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye. Now you dip the toothpick into the melted wax. Mix to incorporate the color.

 

Then you fill only the leaf portion of the strawberries embed mold. Let this cool down and harden.

 

Neapolitan Candle Recipe: Preparing the wax for the Strawberries Embed Part 2

Neapolitan Candle Recipe: Preparing the wax for the Strawberries Embed Part 2Next, we need to prepare the red wax for the strawberries. Using your double boiler, melt 10 grams of Pillar of Bliss, stirring to help with the melting process. Take your toothpick, dip it into your red Spectrum Liquid candle dye and add it to your melted wax.  Next, add 1 gram of Strawberry Rhubarb Fragrance Oil and stir to incorporate it. Now you can add this melted wax to into the remaining portion of the strawberry cavity. Allow this to setup before removing from the mold. Set your strawberry aside to top your candle later.

 

 

Neapolitan Candle Recipe: Preparing the Pecan Embeds

Neapolitan Candle Recipe: Preparing the Pecan EmbedsNow we are going to work on our pecan embeds. First, you need to weigh out 20 grams of Pillar of Bliss Candle Wax. Then, using your double boiler melt the wax, stirring occasionally. Once this has melted, use a toothpick to add a tiny bit of brown Spectrum liquid candle dye and yellow Spectrum liquid candle dye. Stir to incorporate this and then pour into your pecan embed mold.

Neapolitan Candle Recipe: Preparing the Pecan Embeds
You will make 6 pecans total. Allow your pecan embeds to cool and setup.  Once they have setup, remove your pecans from the mold and set them aside
.  We will need them when we begin topping our candle later.

Neapolitan Candle Recipe: Prepping your Candle Jar

Neapolitan Candle Recipe: Prepping your Candle JarNow you will want to prepare your candle jar. First and foremost you will need to have the correct size wick for your jar of choice. Prior to ordering wicks, measure the diameter of your jar. The size of your wick depends on the diameter of your jar. We are going to use 2 CD-10 size wicks. CD wicks are our most popular candle wicks. They are easy to work with and give a nice, clean burn for your candle. If you need further assistance with figuring out your wick size, check the description of the wicks for size recommendations based on the diameter of your jar. Once you have chosen your wick, you will use your hot glue gun to firmly adhere the wicks to the bottom of your container. Simply dab a bit of glue to the bottom of the metal part of your wick and press it firmly to the bottom of your jar. Repeat the process for the second wick. Keep in mind that as your candle cools, adjust your wicks so that they are straight and stay centered.

Another trick that you can do to make pouring your wax easier is to warm your jar beforehand. Simply turn your oven on to the lowest temperature, place the container on a cookie sheet and place in the oven. You do not want your jar hot, Just warm and still easy to handle without burning yourself. Warming your jars prior to pouring into them will help the wax adhere to the jars better.  This will help eliminate the wet spot look.

 

Neapolitan Candle Recipe: Prepare the  First Layer of Chocolate Wax

Let’s talk Joy Wax. Nature’s Garden Joy Wax is a blend of soy and paraffin that is amazingly easy to work with. It melts beautifully and sets up smooth and creamy. You also get an awesome cold and hot scent throw! When working with Joy Wax, we suggest melting to 200 degrees F. You can add your candle dye at this temperature, but allow it cool to a temperature of 170-175 degrees Fahrenheit before adding your fragrance. When your wax has cooled to 160-165 Fahrenheit you can pour your wax into your container of choice.

Neapolitan Candle Recipe: Prepare the  First Layer of Chocolate WaxWeigh out 90 grams of Joy Wax and melt using your double boiler. Once this has melted you will need to add a tiny amount of brown Spectrum liquid candle dye using your toothpick. You are going for a chocolate color. Mix this to blend well. When your wax has cooled to the suggested 170 degrees F you may now add 9 grams of German Chocolate Fragrance Oil. Stir well to incorporate the fragrance.

Neapolitan Candle Recipe: Prepare the  First Layer of Chocolate Wax

 

Next,  pour the candle wax into your prepared jar.You need to allow this wax to cool and set, adjusting your wicks so they stay centered in your candle jar.

 

Neapolitan Candle Recipe: Prepare the First Layer of Strawberry Wax

Next, melt 90 grams of Joy Wax and melt in your double boiler. Once again, using a toothpick, add a tiny bit of red liquid candle dye to your melted wax and blend well. You are going for a pink color for this layer.

 

Neapolitan Candle Recipe: Adding the White Whipped Wax

 

 

Allow the wax to cool to the suggested temperature and then add 9 grams of Strawberry Rhubarb Fragrance Oil. Stir this to blend the oil and wax well.

 

 

 

Neapolitan Candle Recipe: Adding the White Whipped Wax

 

 

Pour this candle wax directly on top of your chocolate layer and allow this layer to cool adjusting your wicks as it sets up before moving on.

Neapolitan Candle Recipe: Prepare The First Layer of Vanilla Wax

Neapolitan Candle Recipe: Adding the White Whipped Wax

Now we are going to create the vanilla layer of our candle. Once again, weigh out 90 grams of Joy Wax and melt in your double boiler.

 

 

 

Neapolitan Candle Recipe: Prepare The First Layer of Vanilla Wax

Once this has fully melted and cooled to 170 degrees, add 9 grams of Vanilla Insanity Fragrance Oil. Stir well to blend the fragrance and melted wax.

 

 

 

Neapolitan Candle Recipe: Prepare The First Layer of Vanilla Wax

 

Pour the white wax directly on top of the pink wax and once again, allowing this layer to cool and harden, adjusting your wicks straight before moving on.

 

Neapolitan Candle Recipe: Preparing the Second Chocolate Layer

Neapolitan Candle Recipe: Preparing the Second Chocolate LayerNow, it’s time to work on the second half of the candle. We will start with the chocolate layer. Weigh out 90 grams of Joy Wax and melt the candle wax in your double boiler. Once it has completely melted, add the brown Spectrum liquid candle dye using the toothpick method. Stir to incorporate the colorant and once the wax has cooled to the correct temperature, add 9 grams of German Chocolate Cake fragrance oil and stir well to combine. Pour this wax on top of your cooled and set strawberry layer. Allow this to cool and set up before moving on.

 

Neapolitan Candle Recipe: Preparing the Second Strawberry Layer

Neapolitan Candle Recipe: Preparing the Second Strawberry LayerNext, it’s time for the second strawberry layer. Weigh out 90 grams of Joy Wax and melt the Joy Wax in the double boiler. Once that has melted completely you can add in your toothpick of red Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye and mix to combine. Once again, allow the wax to cool before adding in 9 grams of Strawberry Rhubarb Fragrance Oil and mix well. Pour this strawberry layer onto the chocolate layer and allow to cool and harden before moving on.

 

Neapolitan Candle Recipe: Adding the White Whipped WaxNeapolitan Candle Recipe: Adding the White Whipped Wax

Next comes the “whipped cream” for your candle. First, weigh out 150 grams of Joy Wax and once again, melt it in your double boiler. Once this is completely melted and cooled, add 15 grams of Vanilla Insanity Fragrance Oil and stir well to incorporate the scent. Carefully pour into your mixing container and allow this melted candle wax to begin to setup. Now, begin whipping the wax to a frosting-like consistency.

 

Next, top your candle with the whipped wax giving it the look of a whipped cream topped sundae and then place your strawberry and pecan embeds on top for the final touch! You may want to use your candle right away, but it is suggested to allow your candle to cure for about 3 days.  Then, trim your wicks to about 1/4″ before burning your homemade candle.

So would you like a cool looking cake to go along with your cool looking candle? Check out this very easy recipe for Neapolitan Ice Cream from Food Network. This amazing looking dessert is created with yummy layers of ice cream sandwiches, strawberry and mint chocolate ice cream and topped off with a chocolate hard shell topping. The colors of the ice cream are reminiscent of the original Neapolitan ice cream when it was first created but I believe you can use any flavors you choose. This recipe is perfectly easy and impressive! I know I am impressed with how it looks and I am also pretty sure I am ready for some dessert!

Jun
06

Craft Ideas for Father’s Day


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Craft Ideas for Father's DayCraft Ideas for Father’s Day

If you are looking for a homemade craft idea for your dad this upcoming Fathers Day, then check out this list of ideas! We have compiled some create Craft Ideas for Father’s Day that he could really use and enjoy. Whether you are looking to create something for a father-in-law, husband, grandfather, or your own father, we have a little something for everyone. Plus, making a large recipe could provide gifts for a few of these wonderful men.

Also, we have a variety of crafting recipes for people at different levels of experience. For example, we have some recipes for soap from scratch for bonafide soap makers and we have a few crafts that would be simple enough for children to complete with the help of a grown up. Plus, we have crafts for a variety of skill levels in between! So, we think that we may have a recipe that could work for anyone regardless of skill or interests! Additionally, we have a variety of themes for these potential gifts that cover all sorts of different kinds of dads. Whether your father loves beer, bacon, camouflage, football, or something else entirely we are likely to have a recipe for a craft that would be perfect!

Tiger Stripe Soap RecipeCraft Ideas for Father’s Day Tiger Stripe Soap

Check out a great recipe that you can create for any of  the fathers in your life. Our Tiger Stripe Soap Recipe uses the very masculine scent of our Animalistic Instinct Fragrance Oil to create the perfect soap for men. Plus, the finished soaps will look just as wild and unforgettable as they smell. The fragrance that is used in this recipe is an intoxicating scent that has clean citrus notes of orange and lemon with spicy notes of clove, anise, pepper, and rose as well as vanilla, leather, balsam, and warm musks for an unforgettable finish. Plus, this cold process soap recipe is easy to work with and leaves you with a soap loaf with a pattern that is just like a tiger. So, try out this recipe and get ready to impress!

Bacon Candle RecipeCraft Ideas for Father’s Day Bacon Candle Recipe

Bacon is a delicious way to start the day and is well loved by many people. So, we decided to create the Bacon Candle Recipe, which is perfect for any and all bacon lovers! Plus, this candle smells just like freshly fried bacon, which is thanks to our appropriately named Bacon Fragrance Oil. If you happen to know one of the many dads that would enjoy some crispy bacon, then consider creating a fun gift that smells and looks just like the real thing! We find that this candle recipe is fairly easy and a very fun gift that is sure to be loved!

Craft Ideas for Father's Day Cold Process Shaving Soap RecipeCraft Ideas for Father’s Day Cold Process Shaving Soap Recipe

Next, we have a useful recipe that we all know that any dad could enjoy. The Cold Process Shaving Soap Recipe walks you through how to create a shaving recipe that nourishes and protects your skin as you are shaving. This recipe allows for a truly close shave while limiting the number of shaving bumps left behind. We made sure to include ingredients in our recipe to create a shaving product with a good lather that will give you the smoothest glide possible. Plus, the recipe is still a soap that will clean your face as you are shaving. There is no easier face care than this homemade shaving soap!

Craft Ideas for Father's Day Beard Soap RecipeCraft Ideas for Father’s Day Beard Soap Recipe

The Beard Soap recipe is a perfectly formulated hot process soap recipe made just for beard care. This homemade soap will clean your beard as well as nourish it with oils and butters that provide just what great facial hair needs. Every single oil chosen for this recipe will benefit a beard in either repairing, growth, or hydrating the skin beneath. So, this is the best Father’s Day gift for a dad that cares about the appearance and his beard.

Craft Ideas for Father's Day Beard Balm RecipeCraft Ideas for Father’s Day Beard Balm Recipe

Another great craft you can create for Father’s Day is the Beard Balm Recipe! This is a recipe that is simple and quick to create with the added bonus of being genuinely useful. This recipe is perfect for beard care and will be a perfect gift. Not only will this balm care for the beard your dad already has grown, but this balm with promote healthier growth. Plus, this balm is wonderful for the skin, so this beard balm is perfect for helping irritated skin.

Whipped Shaving Cream RecipeCraft Ideas for Father’s Day Whipped Shaving Cream Recipe

However, we have another shaving soap recipe for those that are interested. If you enjoy everything about the first shaving soap recipe, but aren’t experienced with making soap from scratch you can check out our Whipped Shaving Cream Recipe! This shaving soap recipe doesn’t require lye and is easier to create. Our homemade shaving soap recipe will still protect and moisturize your skin as you shave, but this recipe uses a pre-made soap base. So, you get the same great product without the hassle of using lye. If you are not an experienced soaper or are running out of time before you need the finished product, this recipe is perfect for you! So, try out this simpler shaving soap recipe that will still be a hit on Father’s Day!

Homemade Fire Starters RecipeCraft Ideas for Father’s Day Homemade Fire Starters Recipe

Another fun idea for Father’s Day is the Homemade Fire Starters Recipe. This recipe is an easy way to start a campfire or fireplace that will provide a nice scent as well. This is created similarly to a candle, but has some slight differences that make it so much cooler! Not only does it effortlessly start your fires for you, this recipe is scented to provide a lovely aroma for those around the fire. This recipe uses of candle wax and a few choice herbs to create a very effective fire starter that is very easy to use! Simply light the wick, place it where you are starting your fire, and wait for the flames to spread.

Craft Ideas for Father’s Day Red Solo Cup Recipe

Next, we have a recipe that is fun and super convenient to use! Introducing the creative Red Solo Cup Soap Recipe! This melt and pour soap recipe creates soap with a built in bath poof for extra cleaning power. This scrubby soap craft will make cleaning super easy. Plus, this soap can be hung in the shower to make it easily stored and always accessible during a shower. Not only is it fun to use, but the scent is awesome, too! This soap recipe uses our true to life beer scent, Beer Fragrance Oil, in the soap, which pairs amazingly with the solo cup shape. So, grab your red solo cups and get crafting, dad style!

Beer Candle RecipeCraft Ideas for Father’s Day Beer Candle Recipe

Another great beer themed recipe for the fathers out there is the fantastic Beer Candle Recipe. Everything from the foam at the very top to all the way down to the bottom of the mug is scented with our very own Beer Fragrance Oil. Not only is this awesome candle scented to smell just like a real mug of beer, but this candle looks just like a huge pint of the stuff! I don’t know about you, but we can think of a ton of dads that would really get a kick out of this candle!

Beer Cold Process Soap RecipeCraft Ideas for Father’s Day Beer Cold Process Soap Recipe

Further, we have another recipe created that combines the masculine Stud Fragrance Oil with real, honest to goodness beer to create the Beer Cold Process Soap Recipe. This is a full soaping recipe from scratch with a single twist. Instead of using water to create the lye water for this recipe, we use beer! So, the raw masculine fragrance oil and the fresh beer scent combine to create an aroma that is entirely its own.

Craft Ideas for Father's Day Bastille Cold Process Soap RecipeCraft Ideas for Father’s Day Bastille Cold Process Soap Recipe

Additionally, we have another homemade soap recipe that is very masculine. So, this would be great for you to create for Father’s Day. However, this recipe, Bastille Cold Process Soap Recipe, is a bit more simplistic. This recipe uses some nourishing oils and a typical soaping method. Also, the manly scent in this soap is strong, sharp and full of spice. Since this recipe uses The Fast Lane Fragrance Oil, this soap smell of a sharp, spicy, lavender, amber aroma as the fragrance has a scent blend of lavender, citrus, spicy berries, and sandalwood. Thus, this is the perfect gift for a man that enjoys masculine body scents.

Camouflage Bath Bomb RecipeCraft Ideas for Father’s Day Camouflage Bath Bomb Recipe

Also, you can create some very cool bath products with a rugged, masculine scent. The Camouflage Bath Bomb Recipe is an awesome bath bomb recipe that may just be manly enough to be worth a bath. Not only does this product have a camouflage pattern, but the scent has notes of intense spice and rich leather that blend with other scents to create an amazingly masculine scent.

Craft Ideas for Father's Day Green Camouflage Candle RecipeCraft Ideas for Father’s Day Green Camouflage Candle Recipe

Further, we have more wonderful camo recipes that would be great for Fathers Day. If your dad likes camouflage, then he will love the Green Camouflage Candle Recipe! This recipe combines the awesome appearance of camouflage with the scent of our Fresh Outdoors Fragrance Oil. This fragrance is a bright, woodsy, and natural scent that creates a great candle for any outdoors-man. So, this recipe is a perfect fit for dads that enjoy hunting, camping, or simply nature in general.

Manly Body Spray RecipeCraft Ideas for Father’s Day Manly Body Spray Recipe

Also, you could create some homemade body spray for Father’s Day. The Manly Body Spray Recipe is a simple creation that takes our refreshing Light Blue Men Type Fragrance Oil and creates a perfect body cologne. This scent combined with our Odor Eliminator to allow the fragrance oil to work without the hindrance of gross scents. Instead, the dad that receives this handmade cologne would smell like a blend of citrus notes which are combined with middle notes of bergamot, balsam, and anise with base notes of patchouli and vanilla. Overall, it is a light, manly scent that is perfect for a scented body spray with a clean man scent.

Football Field Candle Loaf RecipeCraft Ideas for Father’s Day Football Field Candle Loaf Recipe

Additionally, we have a scented candle that football loving dads would go crazy for. The Football Field Candle Loaf Recipe is a candle that is created to look like a football field, complete with an embed football. Not only does this recipe walk the walk, but it talks the talk. Meaning that this candle smells like a brand new leather football! So, the football fanatic dads in your life can enjoy the scent of fresh leather without leaving the comfort of their living, which means more time for them to watch the game.

Craft Ideas for Father's Day Game On HP Soap RecipeCraft Ideas for Father’s Day Game On HP Soap Recipe

Another great idea for sports fan dads is the Game On HP Soap Recipe! This is a quicker homemade soap recipe that is made to look like a game day jersey. This recipe is just like any cold process soap recipe as far as the nourishing oils and the clean homemade soap feeling. Except, this soap recipe cuts out the curing time! Since this recipe is heated as the lye and oils interact, the reaction is sped up. This all means that this recipe for making soap from scratch is basically immediately ready to use!

Total Hot Man CP Soap RecipeCraft Ideas for Father’s Day Total Hot Man Fragrance Oil

Check out another cold process soap recipe that is perfect for a totally hot man. Our Total Hot Man CP Soap Recipe walks you through the steps to create a wonderful batch of soaps. Plus, this recipe contains amazing oils, deep pore cleansing activated charcoal and a very confident scent. The Total Hot Man Fragrance Oil is strong in soap and leaves the aroma of patchouli, balanced by fresh sage, crispy green notes, and freshly sliced mango; all sitting on base notes of earthy sandalwood and tonka bean. Overall, this recipe is perfect for soaping.

Craft Ideas for Father's Day Scented Markers RecipeCraft Ideas for Father’s Day Scented Markers Recipe

Also, we have a craft that younger kids could create for Father’s Day. The Scented Markers Recipe is a simple recipe that kids could easily create with a bit of adult supervision. We have some great scents picked out for certain colors, but letting the kids help choose the scents could be fun, as well. Kids could create their dad’s very own set of smelly markers and enjoy a day of coloring together and enjoy each others company.

Craft Ideas for Father’s Day Have a Happy Father’s Day

Here’s wishing that all the fathers out there have a wonderful day! If you would like to share your fun on Father’s Day, then share your pics on our Facebook wall or @ngscents on Instagram!