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11

15 Best Valentine’s Day Fragrances


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15 Best Valentine’s Day Fragrances

15 Best Valentine's Day FragrancesThe holidays are over. Christmas has been put away for another year. If you are a crafter, a soaper or a candle maker, you are always thinking ahead to the next holiday. It’s never to early to think about what your family, customers or clients are going to want or need. While Valentine’s Day isn’t technically a holiday, it’s still a celebration of sorts. We celebrate those that we love by giving them something sweet or something that says “I love you”. To help you out, I have selected the 15 best Valentine’s Day fragrances! There are so many good Valentine’s Day aromas out there, it was hard to narrow it down. These 15 are some of our best sellers. We at Nature’s Garden hope you enjoy finding some new scents and maybe some new recipes to add to your collection.

 

15 Best Valentine’s Day Fragrances: Angel Love Fragrance Oil

15 Best Valentine's Day Fragrances: Angel Love Fragrance OilAngel Love Fragrance Oil is a must have for your Valentine’s Day line-up. Angels are naturally associated with Valentine’s Day so this is a perfect addition! With a scent of luscious rich top notes of lemon, raspberry, honeydew melon, black currants; with middle notes of jasmine, gardenia, and nutmeg; bottom notes of white chocolate, musk, sandalwood, and patchouli. Nice and light yet complex at the same time. Compare Natures Garden’s Angel Love fragrance oil to the popular Angel fragrance.

 

Angel LoveAngel Love performed perfectly with a strong scent in candles, bath and body products and for room scenting. For cold process soap we found that Angel Love had a perfect pour, with no ricing, no acceleration, and no separation. However,there was a slight dis-colorization to a beige. We strongly recommend the use of our Vanilla White Color Stabilizer to prevent your bath,body and candle products from discoloring. Angel Love also had a nice, strong scent retention after the initial cure.

 

Angel LoveIf you are looking for a fun Valentine’s Day project we have a wonderful Valentine’s Day Bouquet recipe that uses Angel Love fragrance oil! An arrangement  of heart-shaped soaps, aroma bead ornaments and flowers to wow your customers with a fun alternative to the usual gift baskets.

 

15 Best Valentine’s Day Fragrances: Bite Me Fragrance Oil

15 Best valentine's Day Fragrances: Bite Me Fragrance OilBite Me Fragrance Oil Fragrance Oil is a definite best seller here at Nature’s Garden! Fresh citrus notes of lime and orange sparkle with effervescent highlights as they lead to a luscious blend of berry and cherry in this playful scent. Leafy green accents add intensity as a base of vanilla creates sweet tones for the fragrance. It smells so yummy, you’ll truly be tempted to bite into whatever you have created!

 

 

Bite MeBite Me performed amazingly in cold process soap with no ricing, no acceleration, and no separation. However, there was some slight discoloration to a light tan. Bite Me was also tested in candles, aroma beads and other bath and body products and it worked perfectly!

 

 

Bite MeWe’ve created a fun recipe using melt and pour soap and the Bite Me Fragrance Oil! Check out this zebra print soap recipe soap recipe and add it to your collection for a fun twist on an easy soap that will impress your customers and clients!

 

15 Best Valentine’s Day Fragrances: Blue Sugar Fragrance Oil

15 Best Valentine's Day Fragrances: Blue Sugar Fragrance OilBlue Sugar fragrance oil is a fun, unique scent that has a strong base of vanilla with rich floral tones and a hint of musky patchouli! It would be a wonderful addition for those of the younger generation or even for those young at heart! It is a strong comparison to the popular Aquolina Blue Sugar.  A wonderful addition for those that like the name brands but not the price!

 

 

Blue SugarBlue Sugar fragrance oil tested wonderfully for scent retention in candles, bath and body products and also in room scenting. When Blue Sugar was tested in cold process soap it had a very positive outcome. It had a nice strong scent after the cure, also, there was no acceleration, no ricing,  and no separation. However, there was some discoloring to a brown. We suggest using our Vanilla White Color Stabilizer to help prevent your products from turning.

 

Blue sugarAre you looking for something fun to create for the kids? How about creating your own scented markers! Whether you have some markers laying around the kids’ rooms or even if you want to buy a new pack to surprise somebody with that artistic talent, we have the easiest recipe out there! We tested with Crayola Markers and coordinated fragrances to go with the colors! (Blue Sugar was matched to the Blue Lagoon color!) Create your own scents or take our suggestions! You can’t go wrong with this project!

 

15 Best Valentine’s Day Fragrances: Burgundy Rose Fragrance Oil

15 Best valentine's Day Fragrances: Burgundy Rose Fragrance OilBurgundy Rose Fragrance Oil is a Nature’s Garden original! With this fragrance oil, romanticism, luxury, and culture combine to produce this luxurious fragrance blend. Sensual burgundy rose with fresh white floral nuances, blend with exquisite burgundy wine, and warmed by precious musk and apple wood.

 

 

 

Burgundy RoseWhen we tested Burgundy Rose Fragrance Oil Fragrance Oil, there was some acceleration. For that, we suggest soaping at room temperature to help lessen the acceleration. Other than that, there was no ricing, no separation and no discoloring! Burgundy Rose also had strong scent retention after the cure and also in other bath and body products, as well as candles and room scenting! A wonderful fragrance to work with!

 

Burgundy RoseAre you looking for a new lotion to add to your collection? We created a Burgundy Rose Bath Milk recipe that is perfect for your Valentine’s Day line-up! Have a nice long soak in a luxurious bath of Goat’s Milk to soften and nourish your skin. We’ve added rose petals for a burst of rose fragrance and oat straw powder that is wonderful for rejuvenating and softening the skin. We’ve also used our Burgundy Rose Fragrance Oil for a rich, luxurious scent.

 

15 Best Valentine’s Day Fragrances: Butterfly Hugs Fragrance Oil

Butterfly Hugs Fragrance Oil15 Best Valentine's Day Fragrances: Butterfly Hugs Fragrance Oil Fragrance Oil is a fresh scent of apple blossoms, lily of the valley and rose petals. Very simple, yet elegant at the same time.

Top Notes:  lemon, orange, apple blossom
Mid Notes:  jasmine, rose petals, lily of the valley, gardenia
Base Notes:  cashmere woods, musk

 

 

Butterfly HugsDuring our testing of Butterfly Hugs in cold process soap, there was some slight acceleration so we suggest soaping at room temperature to help slow the process. However, there was no ricing, separation or discoloring. The scent held up beautifully both in soap and also in candles, bath and body products and aroma beads.

 

Butterfly HugsIf you are looking for something the kids will like and can also be a fun added touch to your creations, give this Play Dough Embed Soap Recipe. We are sure you will have fun with it!

 

15 Best Valentine’s Day Fragrances: Vanilla Champagne Fragrance Oil

15 Best Valentine's Day Fragrances: Vanilla Champagne Fragrance OilIn Vanilla Champagne Fragrance Oil by Natures Garden, effervescent citrus notes and sweet vanilla combine to make this festive fragrance!  It’s got a sparkly, fizzy scent of citrus with hints of rum and a strong base of vanilla! This is truly a fun and unique fragrance!

 

 

 

Vanilla ChampagneWe tested Vanilla Champagne Fragrance Oil in cold process soap and it behaved beautifully! There was no acceleration, ricing or separation. It did discolor to a caramel color so we suggest using Vanilla White Color Stabilizer to help prevent that if you wish. Champagne Vanilla also had wonderful scent retention in soap, candles and other bath and body products!

 

Vanilla ChampagneA fun fragrance like this needs it’s own recipe so we created one to show off this awesome scent! Vanilla Champagne CP Soap is both a cold process soap with a sweet accent of champagne bottles created from melt and pour soap! A neat addition to any soap display!

 

15 Best Valentine’s Day Fragrances: Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Fragrance Oil

Chocolate Raspberry DrizzleAre you creating a fun, chocolate line of soaps for customers or for gifts? Give this Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle fragrance oil a try and we are sure you will love it! A deep chocolate scent followed by a definite smell of raspberries! Smells just like a chocolate you will get out of a Valentine’s Day box of candy!

Chocolate Raspberry DrizzleWe found Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle to work perfectly in cold process soap. No acceleration, ricing or separation. It did discolor to a chocolate brown which just makes the soap that much more realistic. However, if you wish for the soap, candles or bath and body products to not change color we suggest Vanilla White Color Stabilizer to help prevent that. Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle scent retention did well in CP soap after it’s cure and in candles, lotions, perfumes and room scenting.

 

Chocolate Raspberry DrizzleIn honor of Valentine’s Day, we created a fun recipe using this yummy fragrance oil. Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled Soap recipe looks delicious but is in fact made with whipped soap and Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour soap base! An eye-catching addition to your creations!

 

15 Best Valentine’s Day Fragrances: Chocolate Covered Strawberries Fragrance Oil

Chocolate Covered StrawberriesHere is another fun chocolate fragrance to enhance your “dessert” section of your creations! Chocolate Covered Strawberries is true to its name with top notes of strawberries and a hint of orange liquor followed by rich chocolate and vanilla. A definite must have for a Valentine’s Day display!

 

 

 

Chocolate Covered StrawberriesDuring our cold process soap testing, we found it to have no acceleration or ricing. There was some separation, but it reabsorbed and set up nicely. It did turn a nice, chocolate brown color which just adds a nice touch to the name. If you choose to keep the color lighter, we suggest adding Vanilla White Color Stabilizer to your creations to help prevent any oxidation. Chocolate covered Strawberries also performed perfectly in candles, perfumes, bath and body products and in aroma beads.

 

Chocolate Covered StrawberriesWe created a fun and easy Chocolate Covered Strawberries Swirled Soap! Using melt and pour soap, rose clay and kaolin powder along with some Organic Cocoa Powder, you’ll have a soap that looks like it was complicated to make, but it really is simple to create!

 

15 Best Valentine’s Day Fragrances: Deadly Weapon Fragrance Oil

15 Best Valentine's Day Fragrances: Deadly Weapon Fragrance OilHere’s a wonderful, masculine fragrance oil for you to try in any recipes you are creating for your men’s line. A deep, intense scent of black pepper and clove followed by a base of woodsy, leather. A very rugged smell!

 

 

 

 

Deadly WeaponDuring our cold process soap testing, Deadly Weapon had some slight acceleration, therefor we suggest soaping at room temperature. There was no ricing, separation and no dis-colorization! Plus, the scent stayed strong and true through the cure. This fragrance oil also performed wonderfully in candles, perfumes, bath and body products and in room scenting recipes.

 

Deadly WeaponIf you’re looking for a fun, bath bomb to create for your younger, male clients, this is a winner. A Camouflage Bath Bomb will definitely make bath time fun! We scented it with Deadly Weapon, so not only does it look manly, it will smell manly! Plus, there’s a hidden surprise inside of this bomb that will make bath time that much more exciting!

 

15 Best Valentine’s Day Fragrances: Fluffy Pink Candy Fragrance Oil

15 Best Valentine's Day Fragrances Fluffy Pink Candy Fragrance OilHere’s a definite fun fragrance for the younger girls! Bubblegum, cotton candy, a touch of fruit and vanilla fills the senses when this fragrance oil is released!

 

 

 

 

 

15 best valentine's day fragrancesWhen we tested Fluffy Pink Candy in cold process soap, it performed perfectly! There was a nice pour, with no ricing or separation! After the initial cure, the scent was strong and true. However it did turn a nice, toffee color. We suggest using Vanilla White Color Stabilizer to help prevent this color change in all soaps, candles, and other bath and body products!

 

fluffy Pink candySugar Scrubs are so popular among the younger crowd, so we created a fun Cotton Candy Emulsified Sugar Scrub that looks just like pink and blue cotton candy! Your bathroom will smell like a candy factory when you get done with bath time since we used Fluffy Pink Candy for the fragrance.

 

15 Best Valentine’s Day Fragrances: Fresh Cut Roses Fragrance Oil

15 Best Valentine's Day Fragrances: Fresh Cut Roses Fragrance OilThis fragrance oil is a popular seller here at Nature’s Garden. A true rose scent with nothing added to it to hinder the smell.  It is simply a straight clean rose scent.  In fact, not only is this our most popular rose scent, it is one of our best sellers during the Valentine’s day season.

 

 

 

Fresh Cut Roses

Fresh Cut Roses fragrance oil tested perfectly in cold process soap testing. It had a perfect pour with no ricing, separation or discoloring. The scent stayed true and strong after cure time and it also worked well in candles, bath and body products and room scenting! This is a definite must-have for those that like the elegant, timeless fragrances.

 

Fresh Cut rosesWe have a wonderful Rose Lotion recipe that is sure to please your customers, and/or family members. Made with Cocoa Butter, Vitamin E and a rose-infused tea, we are sure you will have a keeper among your recipes.

 

15 Best Valentine’s Day Fragrances: Hot Pink Pomegranate Fragrance Oil

15 Best Valentine's Day Fragrances: Hot Pink Pomegranate Fragrance Oil

This fragrance oil has a bright, vibrant scent of citrus and pomegranates with a touch of floral, and ginger! This is a Nature’s Garden original and sure to be a true hit among your customers!

 

 

 

 

Hot Pink Pomegranate performed perfectly in our cold process soap testing! It had a perfect pour with no ricing, separation or discoloring. The scent stayed strong and true after the cure and also when we tested in candles, room scenting and in other bath and body products. A definite winner among soapers!

 

Hot Pink Pomegranate We created this fun zebra-striped candle with Hot Pink Pomegranate in mind! The pink stripes are created using beeswax, displayed around the inside wall of the jar and Soy Wax 444 poured into the jar for the base of your candle! An eye-catching candle, with some added creativity!

 

15 Best Valentine’s Day Fragrances: Jammin’ Rock Candy Fragrance Oil

15 Best Valentine's Day Fragrances: Jammin' Rock Candy Fragrance OilHere’s a rockin’ explosion of cherries, raspberries and strawberries with a hint of icy peppermint and old fashioned rock candy! This would be a fun, fragrance addition to a “candy” line-up of bath and body products!

 

 

 

 

Jammin' Rock CandyWe tested Jammin’ Rock Candy fragrance oil in cold process soap with a very positive turnout! There was no ricing, acceleration or separation and the scent retention was strong and true! The color did turn a light beige color which can easily be remedied by adding some Vanilla White Color Stabilizer to prevent oxidation. Jammin’ Rock Candy also tested strongly in candles, bath and body products and in room scenting.

 

Jammin' Rock CandyNature’s Garden decided to create a fun soap recipe using this fragrance oil in mind! Lollipop Soap is so easy to create, it may be a sin! Using melt and pour soap, and some Fun Soap colorants, your customers will think this soap was complicated to make. In fact, it is so easy a child could create it! (With the help of an adult of course!)

 

15 Best Valentine’s Fragrances: NG Strawberry & Champagne Fragrance Oil

15 Best Valentine's Fragrances NG Strawberry & Champagne Fragrance OilIt’s been said that strawberries bring out the flavor of the champagne. I believe it to be true, therefore this fragrance oil smells exactly like strawberries and champagne taste! A true berry scent with the effervescence of apples and champagne! This is a Nature’s Garden original best seller!

 

 

 

NG Strawberry & ChampagneWhen NG Strawberry & Champagne was tested in cold process soap it performed perfectly! It had a wonderful pour with no ricing, acceleration or separation. There was no discoloring and the scent stayed strong throughout the cure. It also did well in candles, bath and body products and in aroma beads.

 

NG Strawberry & ChampagneIn honor of the new year, we created this amazing Strawberries and Champagne Cold Process Soap! A beautiful red and white swirled soap with the cutest champagne bottles created with Diamond melt and pour soap! Looks complicated, but in reality was super easy to create! A wonderful eye-catching addition to your soap line!

 

15 Best Valentine’s Day Fragrances: Passionate Kisses Fragrance Oil

A playful fragrance oil by Natures Garden which is alluring, energetic, and fun. This fragrance begins with top notes of raspberry, blackberry, and fresh strawberries. Followed by mid notes of coconut milk and freshly picked roses. Ending in bottom notes of Egyptian vanilla and amber musk.  A Best Seller!

 

 

 

When we tested Passionate Kisses Fragrance Oil in cold process soap we found it behaved so nicely! It had a perfect pour with no ricing, acceleration or separation! A soaper’s dream! The scent retention stayed strong and true. There was some discoloration to a light beige which can be lessened by adding some Vanilla White Color Stabilizer. Passionate Kisses scent also has a strong scent in candles, bath and body products and in aroma beads!

 

Well, there you have it! Our 15 best Valentine’s Day fragrances! We hope you can find some new inspiration for your next soap showing, or for a new line-up among your collection! So enjoy and create with our fragrances! We know you will have the best smelling soap, bath and body products or candles in town! Finally, to see our complete list of Valentine’s scents, click here.

Nov
27

Sugar Plum Bath Fizzies Recipe


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Sugar Plum Bath Fizzies RecipeSugar Plum Bath Fizzies Recipe

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy Fragrance Oil Top Notes:

Plum, Black Cherries, Strawberries, Mandarin, Orange

Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy Fragrance Oil Middle Notes:

Black Pepper, Clove, Cinnamon

Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy Fragrance Oil Base Notes:

Sandalwood, Eucalyptus

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sugar Plum Bath Fizzies Recipe: Ingredients

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

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

Sugar Plum Bath Fizzies Recipe: Total Recipe Amounts

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

Sugar Plum Bath Fizzies Recipe: Prior to Starting

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

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

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

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

Sugar Plum Bath Fizzies Recipe: Preparing the Dry Ingredients

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

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

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

Sugar Plum Bath Fizzies Recipe: Preparing the Wet Ingredients

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Oct
30

Apricot Oil Benefits


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 Apricot Oil BenefitsApricot Oil Benefits

We at Nautres Garden would love to share with you all the great benefits that Apricot Oil can have for your body and your products! Every cosmetic oil has slightly different properties that can be used for different situations and types of products. So, you will definitely want to learn all about how apricot oil benefits your bath and body products. While this oil may or may not perfectly suit your needs for a certain product, understanding the properties of all your possible ingredients will help you to create even better recipes. In this blog, we are going to discuss the positive effects that this oil has for your homemade products and the benefits that your body will receive from this oil.

Apricot Oil Benefits for Your Body

This delightful cosmetic oil is made from apricot kernels, which have some benefits for both the inside and outside of your body. While the specific kind of apricot kernel oil that we carry is only cosmetic, meaning that it can’t be ingested, there are some apricot kernels that are safe to eat in their recommended doses. These edible kernels have been said to help your body fight off certain diseases. These kernels contain strong antioxidants and the powerful vitamin B17.

Apricot Oil Benefits for Your Homemade ProductsApricot Oil Benefits for Your Homemade Products

Since your homemade products are only as great as the ingredients that you add to your recipes, it is important to understand how different oils impact your finished product. This is because the ingredients that you choose will combine and determine what kind of product you have. Everyone has an opportunity to create the perfect product for their own needs. But, you need to know what the potential ingredients will provide your product. So, we would like to discuss the benefits that apricot kernel oil would have for any of your body products.

Apricot Kernel Oil for Making Cold Process Soap Apricot Oil Benefits for Making Cold Process Soap

First of all, adding this cosmetic oil to your soap making recipes will add some beneficial properties. Apricot Kernel Oil will provide your soap with benefits of being very conditioning for your skin. Furthermore, this lovely cosmetic oil is sure to easily sink down into the deeper layers of your skin to perfectly nourish and moisturize your skin. Also, this oil will provide your soap bars with a bit of hardness for your soap bar and contribute to a creamy lather, too. So, you may want to add this oil to your own soap making recipes. Just make sure to use only 5-10%. But, you can try out one of our soap recipes that use this oil, like the Lavender Cold Process Soap Recipe, instead of formulating your own recipes.

AApricot Kernel Oil Benefits for Homemade Lotions and Scrubspricot Oil Benefits for Homemade Lotions and Scrubs

Additionally, you can use this delightful cosmetic ingredient to create your own homemade moisturizing recipes for your skin. Using this oil in either your lotion or scrub recipes will both nourish and quench your skin. Since apricot oil contains great nutrients, like vitamins A and E, your skin will need to be healthy and beautiful. Plus, the essential fatty acids in this cosmetic ingredient are perfect for moisturizing the body and will perfectly quench your dry, cracked skin. So, this cosmetic oil is perfect for caring for your skin either through your own lotion or body scrub creations. Also, you can use our fabulous formulations to create either the Black Raspberry Vanilla Body Butter Recipe or the Watermelon Emulsified Sugar Scrub Recipe.

Apricot Oil Benefits for Your Hair Conditioner

Further, you can create homemade conditioner with this wonderful cosmetic oil. Using natural ingredients, like apricot kernel oil, is a perfect way to keep your hair healthy, moisturized and looking gorgeous. This cosmetic ingredient is perfect for creating a conditioner that is perfect for pampering your gorgeous locks. This oil will help add some characteristics to your hair that will work to improve the texture of your hair. Plus, this delightful carrier oil is great for stimulating your hair growth. This means that apricot kernel oil will be great for growing long, gorgeous hair. In addition, this oil will still help you care for the hair you have, which is sure to lead to some long lasting beauty.

Apricot Kernel Oil for Making Spa ProductsApricot Oil Benefits for Making Spa Products

Additionally, you can create some amazing, spa quality products at home. This delightful oil is perfect for moisturizing and nourishing the skin. Plus, when you use apricot oil in your handcrafted cosmetics, you are sure to pamper your skin as it is being nourished. So, you can use this wonderful cosmetic ingredients for all kinds of products. In fact, it is an oil that is perfect for massages and relaxation. Also, you can use apricot kernel oil to create wonderful spa creations, like our Relaxing Massage Oil Recipe.

Apricot Kernel Oil Benefits for Making Lip BalmApricot Oil Benefits for Making Lip Balm

Also, you can benefit from using apricot kernel oil in your homemade lip care products. This cosmetic ingredient will be perfect for moisturizing and nurturing your lips. You will love the feeling of this oil on your lips. Not only will this light, moisturizing oil help your homemade lip balm glide across your lips, but the oil will easily sink into your skin. This is perfect for both softening and protect your lips from being dry and cracked. So, this apricot oil is perfect for creating the best lip care that will leave your lips soft and luscious.

Apricot Kernel Oil Benefits for Bath CreationsApricot Oil Benefits for Bath Creations

Another great way that you can use apricot kernel oil is in your homemade bath products! This is the perfect way to benefit from apricot oil’s properties while relaxing in the bath. So, you can have all the nourishment and moisture that this cosmetic oil has to offer. So, you will definitely want to try out this oil in your bath and body products, as it is a conditioning oil that sinks deep into the skin. Also, you can try out one of our bath product recipes, like the Freshly Ground Bath Bombs Recipe or the Vanilla Sugar Scrub Cubes Recipe.

Apricot Oil Benefits for Your Body

Not only do you need to have your cosmetic oils to benefit your homemade products, but your ingredients should benefit your skin in some way, too. Otherwise, your products would only look pretty and smell good. This may seem to be great at first, but they would be ineffective for your skin or your hair. Obviously, you are going to need your creations to benefit the body in some way. So, let’s talk about all the amazing benefits that apricot kernel oil has for your entire body!

Apricot Oil Benefits for Sensitive Skin

This cosmetic oil is great for those that have more sensitive skin, as this oil is very gentle. Not only will Apricot Kernel Oil be gentle for even the most sensitive skin types, but this oil is highly beneficial for the skin. So, apricot oil is the best of both sides, as it is very light and gentle and still nourishes your skin. Whether or not you have sensitive skin, everyone can enjoy the benefits of the nourishment that this cosmetic oil will bring. So, you can add some apricot kernel oil to your sensitive products and enjoy all the benefits for your skin!

Apricot Kernel Oil Benefits for Helping to Heal SkinApricot Oil Benefits for Helping to Heal Skin

Also, you can use this cosmetic oil to help heal your skin. Apricot kernel oil is great for providing your skin with some of the essential nutrients that are great for the skin, like vitamin C. This cosmetic oil is great for giving your skin the moisture and essential nutrients that your skin needs to heal effectively. Plus, this oil will sink down to the deeper layers to provide you with a deep nourishment. Further, you can gain all these benefits without the oil leaving your skin oily.

Apricot Kernel Oil Benefits for Reducing WrinklesApricot Oil Benefits for Reducing Wrinkles

Since this cosmetic oil is great for adding to your skin care routine, it is a perfect oil for reducing signs of aging skin. While getting old is completely natural, it can be nice to prolong our youthful appearance as long as possible. So, you can try our the Apricot Kernel Oil to provide your skin with some additional nutrients that your skin can use to look younger and healthier. This cosmetic oil is wonderful for providing nourishment and moisture deep down to care for new skin cells. This will help reduce wrinkles and smooth out fine lines overtime, which will help you get smooth, gorgeous skin.

Apricot Oil Benefits for Inflammatory Issues

Another great property of this delightful cosmetic oil its soothing anti-inflammatory properties. With these properties, this cosmetic oil will benefit your skin by helping you reduce your symptoms of skin issues that are caused by inflammation. So, skin certain ailments, like dermatitis and eczema, have been known to be reduced by using this lovely cosmetic ingredient. This means that apricot kernel otil would be perfect for creating products for the skin, as it both moisturizes and soothes skin issues.

Apricot Oil Benefits for Skin Tone

Further, this cosmetic oil is great for improving your skin tone. This lovely oil is a great ingredient for providing some exfoliation to your skin, which is useful for helping to remove damaged and dead skin cells. So, your skin will be perfectly exfoliated to allow the new skin beneath to show through. So, your gorgeous skin will be revealed and renewed. This cosmetic oil will provide you with a gorgeous, more even and fresh skin tone that is absolutely gorgeous!

Apricot Kernel Oil Benefits for Softening HairApricot Oil Benefits for Softening Hair

Also, you can use this cosmetic oil to perfectly soften and care for your hair. So, adding some Apricot Kernel Oil to your typical hair care routine would be wonderful. This oil contains nutrients, like vitamins A and E, which will help nourish and quench the hair. This will leave your locks of hair feeling extra soft and the cosmetic oil is perfect for hydrating your hair. So, your hair will be left ultra soft and absolutely gorgeous!

Apricot Oil Benefits for Moisturizing Your Facial Skin

Also, Apricot Kernel Oil is great for creating a night time facial lotion that is the perfect balance of moisturizing power without disturbing your skin. This perfect cosmetic oil is perfect for providing your facial skin with the perfect amount of moisture that will perfectly sink into your deeper layers of skin. Plus, this lovely cosmetic oil is light enough to not clog pores or leaving your face shiny while moisturizing. So, your face will have all the benefits of a strong moisturizer without the downfall of oily or clogged skin.

Apricot Oil Benefits and Enjoying Your Homemade Products

We at Natures Garden hope that you enjoy all of the benefits that this cosmetic oil have to offer for your body and your products. These cosmetic oil properties can be useful for creating all kinds of products. So, we would really enjoy hearing about your experiences with Apricot Kernel Oil in your own homemade recipes! If you would like to share your experiences, then please find us on Facebook or Instagram, @ngscents.  We hope to hear from you soon!

Natures Garden sells apricot kernel oil for external use only. We do not sell it as a food item. (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 and oils 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.

Oct
20

25 Ways to Use Peppermint


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25 Ways to Use Peppermint25 Ways to Use Peppermint

We all have our passions. Well for me, at this time of year, it’s peppermint.  There is just something about the smell and taste of peppermint that just makes me feel rejuvenated and excited for the holiday season.  Some love pumpkin…pumpkin carving, pumpkin lattes, pumpkin soaps, the list could go on and on.  And for those who have a love for pumpkin, you can check out ways to use pumpkin here. Others, though, have a passion for peppermint. So, today, we will talk about peppermint and show you 25 ways to use peppermint.

You know that warm feeling you get when it’s snowing and freezing outside and you curl up on the couch with a big fluffy blanket? That is the same feeling I get when I drink a hot peppermint mocha coffee.  I even make my nieces peppermint hot cocoa each year, topped with whipped cream and peppermint pieces.  They have loved it since they were toddlers. They are now teenagers, beginning to drive, growing up and finding their way through life, but I love that they still come over for peppermint mochas and have girl time with their aunt. To me, that is the best feeling in the world.

25 Ways to Use Peppermint: Natural Peppermint

First, let’s look at the natural peppermint herb as well as the essential oil.  Peppermint leaves are fabulous when used in natural cosmetics and homemade soap. However, it is also used in other industries as well.  It is believed that some stomach discomfort and nervousness can be relieved by drinking tea made with equal parts of spearmint and peppermint leaves and honey. Peppermint contains the active ingredient, menthol, which is thought to loosen phlegm and soothe coughs. In fact, peppermint tea is believed to relieve the pressure caused by migraine headaches. The leaves of peppermint are frequently added to eye pillow formulas to assist in relieving headaches. Since peppermint produces a cooling and numbing effect on the skin, it is sometimes used in body cream formulations to help with skin irritations. You can read all about peppermint, it uses in many industries and its benefits here.

Peppermint Leaf Cut and Sifted25 Ways to Use Peppermint: Peppermint Leaf Cut and Sifted

There are so many ways peppermint can be incorporated into your handmade cosmetic recipes.  The leaves can be infused into your products with wonderful results.  Personally, peppermint is one of my favorite herbs to work with.  I often infuse it into my lotions and soaps and I even love peppermint tea.

Peppermint Leaf Powder25 Ways to Use Peppermint: Peppermint Leaf Powder

Peppermint Leaf Powder can be used to naturally color soaps, bath bombs, and other natural cosmetics. It is also used for its many benefits in these same products.  Many use it in bath teas or even herbal infusions. Keep reading to see how we have used this powdered herb in our Sinus Relief Bath Bombs Recipe.

Peppermint Essential Oil25 Ways to Use Peppermint: Peppermint Essential Oil

100% Pure and All-Natural Peppermint Redistilled Essential Oil. The botanical name for peppermint essential oil is Mentha Piperita.  Peppermint essential oil can be used in a variety of products from homemade candles to scented bath bombs to lotions and sprays. Peppermint helps to cool and even numb the skin.  Some swear by peppermint to help relieve colds, headaches, and sinus problems. We have used it in a variety of lip balm, soap, and balm recipes.  Keep reading to see how we have incorporated it into some of our free recipes.

 

25 Ways to Use Peppermint: Fragrance Oils

Peppermint Fluff Fragrance Oil25 Ways to Use Peppermint: Peppermint Fluff Fragrance Oil

This is a fun, fluffy fragrance oil by Natures Garden that embraces lightheartedness and femininity all in one!  A fabulous blend of fresh essential oil of peppermint and huckleberries, hints of violet and white florals, with creamy base notes of vanilla marshmallow. Due to the peppermint essential oil in this blend, your skin will be provided with a slight cool sensation when using in soap or bath products.  Very fun!

Peppermint Patty Fragrance Oil25 Ways to Use Peppermint: Peppermint Patty Fragrance Oil

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is the aroma of creamy peppermint and vanilla with a strong down of bittersweet chocolate. This is another fragrance oil that I absolutely adore. I am obsessed with a peppermint chocolate or peppermint vanilla combo.  This one did not let me down. Peppermint Patty Fragrance Oil is strong and smells delicious.

Peppermint Fragrance OilWays to Use Peppermint: Peppermint Fragrance Oil

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is a very crisp, clean, true peppermint scent. This fragrance oil is perfect for this time of year.  It is great by itself, or even as a mixer.  It is wonderful in a variety of cosmetic, candle and soap recipes.

 

25 Ways to Use Peppermint: Jack Frost Fragrance OilJack Frost Fragrance Oil

A wonderful Christmas fragrance oil by Natures Garden. A crisp clean peppermint aroma with hints of vanilla bean. Many of our customers sell this fragrance year round by renaming it Buttermint Candy. This one is a holiday favorite for quite a few NG staff members, myself included.

 

25 Ways to Use Peppermint: Candy Cane Fragrance OilCandy Cane Fragrance Oil

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is a wonderful combination of fresh peppermint leaves and sweet ripened strawberries, on a dry down of vanilla. Candy Cane Fragrance Oil smells just like the real thing.  It is one of our most popular Christmas scents and is wonderful in both candle and bath and body products.

 

25 Ways to Use Peppermint: Soap and Candle Molds

It is so easy to incorporate peppermint into soap and candles simply by using scent or the herb itself.  However, below you will find a few molds to help add peppermint in other unique ways.

25 Ways to Use Peppermint: Mint Patty MoldChocolate Mint Patties Mold

Now, the Chocolate Mint Patties is perfect for wax melts or even soap embeds.  You can use it right along with the Peppermint Patty Fragrance Oil. I will add that this particular type of mold probably won’t work well with cold process soap.  It will not be able to hold up to the heat.  However, you can use it create melt and pour embeds for your handcrafted cp soap.

Swirl Wafers Mold25 Ways to Use Peppermint: Swirl Wafer Mold

Next, we have the swirl wafers mold.  These wafer mold very closely resemble those little peppermint candies.  They too are perfect for your homemade wax melts and soap embeds. In fact, if you keep reading you will see how we have used these molds here at NG.

 

25 Ways to Use Peppermint: Pinwheel MoldPinwheel Mold

Finally, we have the Pinwheel Mold.  This mold is another mold that is similar in appearance to a peppermint candy.  However, this one is a bit larger.  It would be perfect for soap making.

 

25 Ways to Use Peppermint: Lip Balm Recipes

Peppermint is amazing in lip balm!  It is quite possibly my favorite lip balm flavoring.  I like it by itself but I am completely obsessed with mixing it with other flavoring oils or elements.

25 Ways to Use Peppermint: Chocolate Peppermint Lip BalmChocolate Peppermint Lip Balm Recipe

Next, peppermint essential oil can be used in your lip balm recipes as a flavor oil.  This particular lip balm is, in my opinion, the best lip balm ever!  I happen to love Peppermint Patties and this is exactly what this lip balm reminds me of!  It not only uses peppermint essential oil but also real chocolate to flavor the lip balm. In addition, we used a variety of oils and butters.

Winter Wonderland Lip Balm Recipe25 Ways to Use Peppermint: Winter Wonderland Lip Balm Recipe

Now, another lip balm recipe.  This recipe uses chocolate as lip balm flavoring as well.  This time though, we used white chocolate along with peppermint essential oil.  This recipe also uses our fabulous all natural lip balm base.  This base makes it quick and simple to make your own lip balm with outstanding results.

 

25 Ways to Use Peppermint: Soap Making Recipe

Peppermint is so much fun in soap.  Whether you create melt and pour soap or cold process soap you will have a hit.  See some of the mp and cp soaping recipes we have created below.

Snowball Soap Recipe25 Ways to Use Peppermint: Snowball Soap Recipe

Snowball soap recipe is scented with a combination that will blow you away!  This combination has become a favorite of many from Natures Garden’s creative team. It is the combination of both peppermint essential oil and lavandin essential oil.  This adorable soap ice blue and is topped with whipped soap base and snowflake embeds.

Peppermint Fluff Soap Recipe25 Ways to Use Peppermint: Peppermint Fluff Soap Recipe

Our final melt and pour soap recipe uses Natures Garden’s Peppermint Fluff Fragrance Oil.  For those who haven’t tried it, it is strong and great in soap. We also used a swirled pink and red melt and pour embed.  Then, we topped it with pink whipped soap base and sprinkles.

Peppermint Cold Process Foot Soap Recipe25 Ways to Use Peppermint: Peppermint Cold Process Foot Soap Recipe

Lastly, a cold process soap recipe that uses peppermint.  This cp soap recipe uses Peppermint Fragrance Oil.  This soap is refreshing and rejuvenating for your feet.

Ways to Use Peppermint in Face Masks

Peppermint makes a stellar addition to facial masks.  It will leave you feeling so refreshed like you just walked out of a spa.  These next few recipes are perfect for a girls night in.

Refreshing Facial Mask Recipe25 Ways to Use Peppermint: Refreshing Facial Mask Recipe

In addition, peppermint can be incorporated into your facial mask recipes. This face mask is the perfect way for you, or your clients to relax your worries away.  So, sit back and let this face mask leave you refreshed and rejuvenated with both cut peppermint leaf and peppermint powder herbs.

Candy Cane Facial Mask25 Ways to Use Peppermint: Candy Cane Face Mask Recipe

Next, we use peppermint in another way.  This facial mask uses peppermint essential.  Additionally, this layered face mask uses Kaolin Clay Powder and Rose Clay Powder. This face mask’s powder portion is packaged in a jar.  When using it, you simply take a small amount of the powder out and mix it with water and vegetable glycerin.  The advantages to creating this product for you inventory are a longer shelf life, a product that is fast and easy to make, and you don’t have to add a preservative.  So, you can package the facial mask in a jar and sell it as a set along with a small bottle of vegetable glycerin.

25 Ways to Use Peppermint: Room Scenting Recipes

Now, we will talk about how we have added peppermint to our room scenting recipes. We have used a peppermint scent in both candles and a potpourri for our burners.  Both of these recipes are phenomenal for room scenting, filling the rooms with a wonderful minty aroma!

Glistening Snowflakes Potpourri Recipe25 Ways to Use Peppermint: Glistening Snowflakes Wax Potpourri Recipe

First, our Glistening Snowflakes Potpourri Recipe.  It is scented with the AMAZING aroma of Jack Frost Fragrance Oil. For those that haven’t used Jack Frost Fragrance Oil, you will not be disappointed.  This scent is the combination of peppermint and vanilla and smells great in wax potpourri and tarts.

Candy Cane Candle Recipe25 Ways to Use Peppermint: Candy Cane Candle Recipe

Also, our Candy Cane Candle Recipe uses Natures Garden’s Candy Cane Fragrance Oil in this layered candle recipe.  Not only will you learn how to layer a candle, but it will also show you how to whip candle wax.  You will have so much fun creating this festive holiday candle.

Ways to Use Peppermint in Bath Bombs

Bath bombs, what can I say, everyone is obsessed, myself included.  Below you will see how to add a little mint to your bath fizzy recipes.

Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Bath Bombs Recipe25 Ways to Use Peppermint: Mint Chocolate Chip Bath Bombs Recipe

Now, a fun bath bomb recipe.  This bath bombs are shaped like ice cream scoops and made to look like mint chocolate chip ice cream.  Not only does it fizz and foam, it smells amazing too!  It is scented with Peppermint Patty Fragrance Oil.

Sinus Relief Bath Bomb Recipe25 Ways to Use Peppermint: Sinus Relief Bath Bomb Recipe

Another bath bomb recipe is our Sinus Relief Bath Bomb Recipe.  It uses not only our Sinus Relief Fragrance Oil but also peppermint powder. Relieve the sinus pressure and give this bath fizzy recipe a try.

 

 

25 Ways to Use Peppermint: Other Recipes

Rejuvenating Foot Balm Recipe25 Ways to Use Peppermint: Rejuvenating Foot Balm Recipe

Now, we have a foot balm recipe to help those tired and aching feet.  This foot balm recipe uses a combination of essential oils, including peppermint essential oil for a cooling and refreshing effect. Your feet will thank you for this balm.

Sunburn Relief Bath Tea Recipe25 Ways to Use Peppermint: Sunburn Relief Bath Tea Recipe

Finally, the sunburn relief bath tea recipe. This recipe included peppermint for its soothing and cooling properties.  We all know how painful it can be when you are burnt to a crisp. Well, relax, the best you can, in this bath tea to help sooth away the pain.

 

25 Ways to Use Peppermint: Something for the Kids
Scented Play Dough Recipe25 Ways to Use Peppermint: Scented Play Dough Recipe

Next, a recipe that will have your kids jumping for joy!  Not only can you make them play dough in their favorite colors, but you can scent it with their favorite scents.  A perfect item to prepare for upcoming holiday breaks!

 

How have you used peppermint in your handcrafted soap, candles, or cosmetic recipe?  We would love to see what you have been up to!  Be sure to follow us on Instagram and Twitter @ngscents.  You can also like us on Facebook. You can also post pictures of your handcrafted projects or links to your website.

Note: Natures Garden sells our peppermint 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 peppermint. All testing is the responsibility of the customer.

Aug
16

Almond Body Cream Recipe


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Almond Body Cream Recipe Almond Body Cream Recipe

Natures Garden has a wonderful almond body cream recipe that will please everyone who tries it. Furthermore, all the ingredients for this almond body lotion can be found right here at Natures Garden. Whether you are looking to add a cream to your bath and body product line, or you are looking for a new weekend craft project, you will not be disappointed. With only four phases in this body cream tutorial, you will find it to be fun and simple to make. However, not only is this lotion easy to make, it also contains many skin loving ingredients. Sweet almond oil, for example, is a moisturizing light oil that is easily absorbed by your skin. In addition, macadamia nut oil provides nourishment for dry, aging skin. Finally, we have added shea butter for additional nourishment and moisturizing.  This handcrafted body cream will leave you skin feeling soft and smooth without the greasy feeling that some lotions can leave. Everyone that has tried this recipe has instantly fallen in love!

Almond Body Cream Recipe Ingredients Available at Natures Garden

Shea Butter

Stearic Acid

Silky Emulsifying Wax

Sweet Almond Oil

Macadamia Nut Oil

Optiphen – Preservative

Vitamin E Oil (Tocopherol T-50) Natural

Almond Fragrance Oil

8 oz. Clear PET Jar

White Straight Lid Smooth 70/400

Thermometer

Almond Body Cream Recipe Other Ingredients and Equipment You Will Need

Distilled Water

Mixing Bowl

Stainless Steel Spoon

Stovetop

(2) Pots

Spatula

Stick Blender

Scale

Almond Body Cream a Closer Look at the Ingredients Used

Almond Fragrance Oil is amazing for a lotion.  It is an almond scent that is similar to a popular brand.  Our almond scented oil is a true almond aroma and a Natures Garden best selling fragrance oil!

Shea butter not only naturally contains vitamins, it also acts a humectant. In addition, it is often used in the medical industry as a base for many ointments due to its antimicrobial, antioxidant, and anti inflammatory properties.

Sweet Almond Oil is light, moisturizing, and easily absorbed into the skin. This means you will remain moisturized without the extra grease some creams and lotions can leave.

Macadamia Nut Oil is wonderfully nourishing for dry skin, leaving it soft and smooth.  In addition, it is high in omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids. It also has high levels of antioxidants. Finally, just like sweet almond oil, it is easily absorbed by the skin, without the greasy feel.

Silky Emulsifying Wax is an emulsifier that helps your oils and butters mix with your water based ingredients.  In addition, this particular emulsifier will leave your skin feeling silkier compared to other types of emulsifiers.

Vitamin E Oil is used in this lotion recipe as an antioxidant. So, what exactly does this mean? Oils, like the carrier oils used in this almond body cream recipe, will go rancid and turn brown over time. Natures Garden carries pure Tocopherol T-50 vitamin E oil that is used to slow this process.

Stearic Acid is used in both creams and lotions. Stearic acid acts as a thickener in this product, and in other cosmetic recipes. Without stearic acid, this cream would not have the wonderful thickness that we love.

Optiphen preservative is used to prevent the growth of things like bacteria, yeast, and mold. Now, some believe that vitamin E oil can be used a preservative.  However, vitamin E is not a preservative, it cannot prevent bacteria growth.

 

Almond Body Cream Recipe Total Recipe Weights for All Ingredients

706 grams Distilled Water

36 grams Macadamia Nut Oil

80 grams Sweet Almond Oil

48 grams Silky Emulsifying Wax

16 grams Stearic Acid

20 grams Shea Butter

10 grams Vitamin E Oil

14 grams Optiphen Preservative

12 grams Almond Fragrance Oil

Almond Body Cream RecipeAlmond Body Cream Recipe Preparations Preparations Prior to Starting

Before you start making your almond body cream recipe, make sure you have everything you need near your work station. This recipe will create five 8 ounce jars of lotion. So, you will want to get five of your 8 ounce jars out, along with five 70/400 straight smooth white lids. Additionally, you are going to want to make sure your work area, packaging materials, and equipment are cleaned and sanitized. At this time you also will want to get out any ingredients you will be using and place them in your work area. Taking these little steps ahead of time will ensure that making this recipe will go as smoothly as possible. Finally, we recommend wearing gloves, a hair net, and an apron when preparing this recipe. So, go ahead and put those on at this time.

 

Almond Body Cream Recipe Phase 1: The Water PhaseAlmond Body Cream Recipe Phase 1: The Water Phase

First, you will need to prepare the water needed for your homemade lotion. So, you are going to need to weigh out at least 850 grams of distilled water. While the recipe only calls for 706 grams of distilled water, you always want to account for the water that evaporates when you are heating it on your stove top. Remember, it is always better to have too much water than not enough. So, if you are over the 850 grams, that is okay, we will be weighing the portion of the water we will be using for the cream later. Now, go ahead and place the water into a pot and place the pot on the stove. Heat your water to at least 180 degrees Fahrenheit. You will need to keep the water at 180 degrees Fahrenheit for at least 20 minutes. The heat will destroy any bacteria that is in the water. After 20 minutes, you can now remove your water from the heat source. Finally, you will weigh out the water that you will be using for the almond cream. So, weigh out 706 grams of the heated distilled water from your initial 850 grams of distilled water.

 

Almond Body Cream Recipe Phase 2: The Oil PhaseAlmond Body Cream Recipe Phase 2: The Oil Phase

Next, weigh out all of the following ingredients: 80 grams of stearic acid, 48 grams of silky emulsifying wax, 80 grams of sweet almond oil, 36 grams of macadamia nut oil, and 20 grams of shea butter. You will be melting the oils, butters, and waxes using the double boiler method. You will need two pots, one larger than the other. Next, in the larger pot, add a few inches of tap water. Now, place the larger pot, containing the water, on the stove top over medium heat. Then, place all of your oils, butters, and waxes you weighed out into your smaller pot. Finally, put your smaller pot filled with all your weighed out ingredients into the larger pot containing the water. This will create a double boiler. Lastly, melt and heat your cream ingredients to 140 degrees Fahrenheit. Be sure to stir occasionally as you are melting the ingredients.  Stirring will prevent scorching of the oils. In addition, it will ensure an even temperature throughout the waxes, butters, and oils.

Almond Body Cream Recipe Phase 3: The Mixing PhaseAlmond Body Cream Recipe Phase 3: The Mixing Phase

Once the temperatures of your water, along with your oil, wax and butter mixture are both at about 140 degrees Fahrenheit, place them both into a deep mixing bowl. For this bowl, the deeper the better so you don’t lose any of your mixture as you are blending. Now, use your stick blender to blend your water and other ingredients together. You will need to mix very well. You will find that while stick blending the ingredients, the mixture will turn white in color. This is a great sign. It means your almond body cream is starting to emulsify. Continue to stick blend until your lotion begins to emulsify.  Then, in the next step, we will be adding a few more ingredients.

Almond Body Cream Recipe Phase 4: The Cool Down PhaseAlmond Body Cream Recipe Phase 4: The Cool Down Phase

Last, are entering the final phase, phase 4. We refer to this as the cool down phase. During this phase, your handmade body cream will really begin to take shape. Allow your mixture from phase 3 to cool to 120-140 degrees Fahrenheit. Once the temperature of the cream has cooled to this temperature, you will be adding a few more ingredients. However, first, I would like to point out the importance of temperature.  When it comes to adding you preservative, it is extremely important to pay very close attention and add it at the correct time.  If you add a preservative at temperatures above 140 degrees Fahrenheit, the preservative will burn off.  This will leave your finished product unprotected.  A preservative prevents the growth of bacteria in the product.  Now, if you add the preservative below 120 degrees Fahrenheit, you may notice the preservative will separate from the lotion or cream. So, just remember to pay close attention to those temperatures and your cream will turn out perfectly!

Almond Body Cream Recipe Phase 4: The Cool Down Phase

Now, since your temperatures are correct, you are ready to add the last few ingredients. You are going to need to add 14 grams of your optiphen preservative,10 grams of vitamin E oil, and 12 grams of Natures Garden’s Almond Fragrance Oil. Once these are added, you will once again, use your stick blender to mix your ingredients together. You want to make sure you have all three ingredients mixed thoroughly and evenly into the body cream. As your almond body cream cools, it will continue to thicken to a cream consistency. You will want to stick blend the body cream periodically as the almond cream is cooling. Each time you stick blend the cream, it will get thicker. Once your almond cream reaches room temperature, it will be a thick luscious body cream.

 

Almond Body Cream Recipe Packaging Your ProductAlmond Body Cream Recipe Packaging Your Product

Finally, now that your almond body cream has cooled and reached room temperature, fill each of your five 8 ounce jars and place the smooth straight lid on top of each of the jars. There are a few different ways you can fill the jars. When we created our cream, we used a bowl with a spout. So, we just simply slowly poured our cream right into the jars. Another option is using a spoon to scoop the almond body cream into each jar. Alternatively, you can also use a Ziploc bag, cutting the corner to create a decorating bag, and fill the jar that way. This homemade cream recipe will make approximately five of the 8 oz jars.

Almond Body Cream Recipe Using the LotionAlmond Body Cream Recipe Using Your Handmade Cream

When creating this body cream, we used our Almond Fragrance Oil but you can always use another body safe fragrance oil if you would like. In addition, we chose to keep the body cream its natural color. However, you can add color if you wish to. If you do decide to color this recipe, you will want to use one of our Da Bomb Soap Dyes. You will just need to add a couple drops at a time until you get the color you are looking for! Alternatively, you can infuse herbs to naturally color your homemade cream lotion. There are just so many options, you can truly make this craft unique to you!  The sky is the limit!

We hope you love Almond Body Cream Recipe as much as we do! This is body cream recipe is a favorite among Natures Garden staff.  In fact, both Shannon and I especially love this one right now!  We have become absolutely obsessed!  It leaves our skin feeling so amazing and soft. Also, it smells delicious! With the holiday season quickly approaching, this homemade lotion will make great gifts. This is also the perfect time to add this body cream to your cosmetic product line just in time for Christmas shopping! This homemade lotion gives off a very strong feminine fragrance.

We would love to see your handmade almond body creams as well. Show us your finish body cream, or any other candle, soap, and cosmetic products you have created. Post your pictures of finished products on our Facebook page.  You can also tag us on Instagram or Twitter @ngscents. Finally, if you are looking for another project to try, be sure to check out our recipe box. It has a ton of creative, fragrance fun ideas!  Learn how to make soap, bath bombs, bubble bars, and even fun projects t do with the kids.

 

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.

Apr
21

Best Mango Fragrance Oils


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Best Mango Fragrance Oils Best Mango Fragrance Oils

Today we will be spotlighting Natures Garden’s top mango fragrance oils.  These scents are extremely popular during summer months.  Our tropical aromas not only smell amazing, but they perform wonderfully in handmade craft recipes.  So, read below to learn more about each of our mango fragrance oils.  We will also give you project ideas and let you know how each performs in various applications.  With summer right around the corner, these are the best mango fragrance oils offered at Natures Garden Candle and Soap Making Supplies.  These mango fragrance oils can be used in soap making, homemade candle making as well as cosmetic making.

Coco Mango Fragrance OilCoco Mango Fragrance Oil

This complex is one of our more mango fragrance oils beginning with fruity notes of mango, fresh strawberries, elderberries, and ripe papaya. This scent is completed with rich vanilla and toasted coconut with just a hint of soft musk.  An NG original!  A Best Seller!

Top Notes: mango, strawberry
Mid Notes:  elderberries, ripe papaya
Base Notes:  coconut, vanilla, soft musk

 

Rose Petals Bath Melts Recipe

How have we used coco mango fragrance oil?  Well, we used it in these adorable bath melts.  With the addition of both mango butter and cocoa butter, these bath melts will pamper your skin.  So, when you’re ready to make the Rose Petal Bath Melts, click the link, or picture for the recipe.

 

Coco Mango Fragrance Oil performs pretty well in cold process soap.  It showed no ricing and also no acceleration.  While we did notice slight separation after pouring the batter, the oils did reabsorb.  In addition, it discolors to a milk chocolate. Strong scent retention.  See exactly how it performs by clicking here.

 

When creating homemade candles with Natures Garden’s Coco Mango aroma, we suggest a yellow orange color.  You can achieve this color by using 2 drops of orange along with 2 drops yellow liquid candle dye. However, we should add, this suggestion is based on a 4 pound batch of wax.

 

Grapefruit Mango Fragrance Oil Grapefruit Mango Fragrance Oil

When our perfumist presented Natures Garden with this fragrance oil, we were in awe!  Refreshing, exotic, with just the right amount of Japanese grapefruit.  Grapefruit mango fragrance begins with top notes of Japanese grapefruit, ruby red grapefruit, and mango; followed by middle notes of cucumber and honeydew melon; and sits on a dry down of vanilla. An NG Original Fragrance!

 

Do you make your own candles?  Natures Garden suggests coloring you candles with either liquid candle dye or color blocks.  You can use 4 drops orange plus 2 drops red liquid candle dye.  Alternatively, a small amount of shredded red and orange color blocks can be used.

Now, while this one can be used in a variety of bath and body products, we have found that it does not perform well in cold process soap recipes.  You are welcome to test Grapefruit Mango Fragrance Oil in hot process soap, however we have not tested it in this application.

 

Lime Basil Mango Fragrance OilLime Basil Mango Fragrance Oil

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is sweet and tangy, with a summer citrus blend of exotic kaffir lime mixed with crisp basil and juicy mangos.

Top Notes: Kaffir Lime, Mango, Lemon
Mid Notes: Basil, Lemongrass, Orange Blossom, Ginger
Base Notes: Musk

 

For those making cold process soap, look no further this fragrance oil is PHENOMENAL!  It showed no ricing, no separation, no acceleration, discolors to a butter.  In addition, the scent is very strong and AMAZING!  See for yourself, click the link for our Lime Basil Mango Cold Process Soap Testing Video.  This video will show you the soap recipe we used and how it performed.

 

When you’re coloring your homemade candles using this mango fragrance oil, we suggest a lime color.  You can use 2 drops of yellow with the addition of 2 drops green liquid candle dye to get this color.  Another option is color blocks.  So, you can shred a small amount of green and yellow color blocks into your melted wax for the same color results.

 

Mango and Mandarins Fragrance OilMango and Mandarins Fragrance Oil

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is the refreshing aroma of freshly sliced mandarins and tangerines on a bed of diced ripe mango.

 

 

 


First, candle makers, this fragrance oil provides wonderful scent throw.  Now, if you need a coloring suggestion, we suggest an orange color.  So, either 4 drops of orange liquid candle colorant, or shred some orange color block into your wax.

 

 

Next, for all you soap makers out there, you will be very happy with this mango scent.  We found it to work beautifully in cold process soap.  It showed no acceleration, no separation, and no ricing.  Also, we found no discoloration.  It soaped like a dream and had a strong scent retention.

 

 

Mango Fragrance OilMango Fragrance Oil

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is the smell of freshly sliced ripened mango.

 

 

 

 

Next, we will talk about coloring candles created with Mango Fragrance Oil.  First, for those using color blocks, a small amount of both yellow and orange color blocks will do the trick.  If you are using liquid candle dye, we suggest 2 drops of yellow and a tiny bit of orange liquid candle dye.

 

Finally, while this one doesn’t perform as perfectly as some, the finished product turned out great.  We found no acceleration.  We did find that it separated but reabsorbed.  While we did notice slight ricing, the finished soap looked beautiful!  We had no discoloration along with good scent retention!

 

Mango Papaya Fragrance OilMango Papaya Fragrance Oil

A tropical delight fragrance oil by Natures Garden! You will fall in love with this fruity blend of ripened mango and juicy papaya. Your product line is not the same without this fragrance! A Best Seller!  Now contains higher essential oil content.

 

 

 

Mango Papaya Fragrance Oil is fabulous in melt and pour soap recipes.  Natures Garden created this soap, the perfect tropical scent for the summer months.  Not only is it strong, it’s adorable as well.

 

 

In addition, Mango Papaya Fragrance Oil can be used in cp soap recipes wonderfully.  Watch our cold process soap video to see for yourself.  We showed no acceleration, no ricing, no separation, and no discoloration.  Also, we found our soap had a  very strong scent.

 

 


Next, to all our candle making friends, this is another mango scent we suggest coloring orange.  You can either use an small amount of an orange color block, or 3 drops of orange liquid candle colorant.

 

Mango Peach Salsa Fragrance OilMango Peach Salsa Fragrance Oil

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden has luscious tones of fruit which are blended with warm spicy accents in this tempting creation. Bright citrus notes of tangerine balance with fresh cherry for the tangy top note. A heart of ripe peach mingles with strawberry, as hints of spice add delightful texture to the blend. Floral undertones are enveloped in a clean musk base to complete the fruit sensation.

Candle Makers, if you would like to color homemade candles made with Mango Peach Salsa Fragrance Oil, we suggest 3 drops of red plus 3 drops of orange liquid candle dye for every 4 pounds of wax.  However, if you would like to use color blocks, you absolutely can.  We suggest a small amount of a red and orange color block.

While this fragrance will be a great addition to both melt and pour soap and hot process soap recipe, we found it separated our of our cold process soap batter.

 

 

Mango Sage Tea Fragrance OilMango Sage Tea Fragrance Oil

Mango Sage Tea fragrance oil by Natures Garden is a unique combination of refreshing leaves of rubbed sage, juicy mango, papaya, and strawberries, with a wonderful base note of freshly brewed white tea leaves. AN NG original fragrance!

 

 

 

Mango Sage Tea Fragrance Oil in CP SoapFirst, let’s talk about Mango Sage Tea scented soap.  While we did find slight acceleration in our soap batter with this scent, it is totally workable.  Check out our cold process soap video to see what I mean.  We also found no ricing, no separation, and no discoloration.  This is a nice scent in CP soap.

 

Mango Sage Tea Fragrance Oil in CandlesLastly, our coloring suggestion.  Candle makers can use 1 drop of green colorant and 1 drop of yellow liquid candle dye.  Alternatively, you can use a small amount of shredded green and yellow color blocks per 4 pounds of wax.

 

Mango Sorbet Fragrance OilMango Sorbet Fragrance Oil

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is an uplifting, energizing blend of ripe mango, juicy lemons, and fabulous, red raspberries.

 

 

 

 

Soap makers this one is a must have!  Not only is it one of my go to mango fragrance oils in CP soap, it is also a customer favorite!  As one of our most popular fragrance oils in soap, Mango Sorbet is a soap makers dream!  It shows no ricing, no acceleration, also no separation, and discolors to a very slight beige.  In addition, it is very strong in cured soap.  Make sure you check out this soaping video.

 

Mango Cold Process Soap RecipeIf you are in search of the perfect soap recipe for this scent, give our Mango Cold Process Soap Recipe a try.  Not only is this CP soap scented with Mango Sorbet Fragrance Oil, there are a variety of skin loving oils in this recipe.

 

 

Mango Sorbet Fragrance Oil in CandlesLast but not least, candle makers can color their homemade candles using 3 drops yellow plus 1 drop orange liquid candle dye.  If you would prefer color blocks, you can use a small amount of both shredded yellow and orange color blocks.

 

 

Mango Tangerine Fragrance OilMango Tangerine Fragrance Oil

This fragrance is described as a tropical blend of mango mixed with zesty clementines and red raspberries blended with sweet vanilla.  This aroma was tested in the VIP Customer Testing Program, and received extremely good reviews across the board. Customers have called this one of our strongest mango fragrance oils.  Mango Tangerine fragrance oil by Natures Garden is very similar to Home Interior’s Mango Cooler.

 

 

Mango Tangerine Fragrance Oil in Candle WaxFirst, for my candle making friends, our preference is 3 drops orange liquid candle colorant in 4 pounds of candle wax.  Also, you could shred a small amount of an orange color block into your melted candle wax.

 

 

Next, Mango Tangerine Fragrance Oil is another favorite among soapers.  What were our results?  A perfect pour, no ricing, no acceleration, no separation, and it discolors to a butter.  Scent retention is super strong.  Amazing!  Check out the video here.

 

 

Finally, how has Natures Garden used this one?  We chose to add it to our whipped soap base.  This Mango Tangerine Bath Icing is GREAT!  A wonderful whipped soap scented with this fabulous mango scent.  What could be better?

 

 

Mint Mango Tea Fragrance OilMint Mango Tea Fragrance Oil

This unique fragrance oil by Natures Garden is a combination of refreshing leaves of peppermint and spearmint, juicy mango, papaya, and strawberries, with a wonderful base note of freshly brewed white tea leaves. AN NG original fragrance!

 

 

 

Mint Mango Tea is a strong addition to candle wax.  When coloring your homemade candles, we suggest a small amount of shredded green and yellow color blocks.  Another option is using 2 drops green and 2 drops yellow liquid candle dye to color your candles.

 

 

As far as soapmakers, we tested this one for you too!  See our soap testing video here.  We had no acceleration, no separation, no discoloration, slight ricing.  Scent is amazing and strong!   Check out a tiger swirl soap recipe we created using Mint Mango Tea Fragrance Oil.

 

NG Apple Mango and Tango Fragrance OilNG Apple Mango and Tango Fragrance Oil

This delightful fragrance oil by Natures Garden begins with top notes of sweet, ripened, McIntosh apples, pears, and white roses;  followed by middle notes of freshly sliced mango, fresh greenery, and tiger lily; all sitting on base notes of floral musks.  Compare NG Apple Mango & Tango Fragrance oil to the smell of Gain’s Apple Mango Tango fabric softener.

 

First of all, for those of you making candles, this fragrance oil will come through nice and strong.  We recommend coloring your candles with 3 drops of red and 3 drops of orange liquid candle dye.  You could also use an ample amount of a red and an orange color block shredded into your melted wax.

 

Next, this fragrance oil is extremely strong in handmade soaps.  We found no separation and no ricing.  However, we did show slight acceleration to the batter.  Although, it had no discoloration and an awesome scent retention.

 

Papaya Guava Mango Fragrance OilPapaya Guava Mango Fragrance Oil

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is a POWER SCENT; very complex and strong!  This fragrance was tested by customers in our VIP testing program and received incredible praise!  Relax, refresh and recharge with the serene yet uplifting scent of luscious tropical mango, juicy papaya and creamy island florals.  One of our favorite mango fragrance oils.

Top Notes: Cherry, Mango, Papaya, Guava, Lime
Middle Notes: Lily of the Valley
Base Notes: Vanilla

 

This is a fabulous tropical scent in soap.  While initially we thought it might not be great in soap, the finished soap looked great and had a strong scent retention.  Our testing showed that it riced but stick blended out, separated but reabsorbed.  We found now acceleration.  The cured soap discolors to a light brown sugar color.

 


When creating homemade candles, we suggest 3 drops orange and 1 drop yellow liquid candle dye.  This is again, based on a four pound batch.  You could shred a small amount of a yellow and orange color block into your melted wax instead.

 

 

Star Fruit and Mango Fragrance Oil

This refreshing Star Fruit Mango fragrance oil by Natures Garden is a blend of fresh star fruit and mangos, rounded out with notes of strawberry and peach. A Best Seller!

 

 

 

The last of our mango fragrance oils is Star Fruit Mango Fragrance Oil.  When used in soap Natures Garden found no ricing, no acceleration, no separation, and finally no discoloration.  Also, the cured soap also had a good scent retention.

 

 

Finally, candle makers, this fragrance is perfect in candles.  You can color your wax with 2 drops yellow plus a tiny bit of orange liquid candle colorant.  Another option is to use color blocks.  You could shred some yellow color block along with a bit of an orange color block.

 

We hope that you love these mango fragrance oils as much as we do.  Which of these mango fragrance oils is your favorite?  Be sure to show us what your have made with these fragrance oils.  Post your pictures on or Facebook page.  You could also tag us on Instagram @ngscents.

 

Mar
30

40 Homemade Sugar Scrub Recipes


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40 Homemade Sugar Scrub Recipes40 Homemade Sugar Scrub Recipes

Get ready for 40 Homemade Sugar Scrub Recipes that are each different in their own way! While you can find these recipes under the recipes and classes section of the Natures Garden website, we understand that it can be hard to find what you want. Plus, it can be easy to miss some things with the amount of recipes available in the Scrub Recipes section. So, we’ve taken our collection of body scrubs and created an easy to organize blog. This way you can quickly view each scrub in an organized list to see all of their strong points and pick the recipe that suits you best.

40 Homemade Sugar Scrub Recipes: Acai Berry Smoothie Sugar Scrub Recipe40 Homemade Sugar Scrub Recipes: Acai Berry Smoothie Sugar Scrub Recipe

Initially, I’d like to introduce you to one of my favorites. The Acai Berry Smoothie Sugar Scrub Recipe uses an amazing combination of oils that truly pamper the skin. Further, Acai Berry Fragrance Oil is a scent that is sweet, rich, and absolutely amazing! Finally, this scrub has an adorable creative image of looking just like an Acai berry smoothie in the jar! Overall, this recipe is one that  combines quality and creativity to create the perfect scrub.

40 Homemade Sugar Scrub Recipes: Blackberry Fizz Emulsified Sugar Scrub40 Homemade Sugar Scrub Recipes: Blackberry Fizz Emulsified Sugar Scrub

Second, check out a recipe that is cute and great for your hands! Not only does the Blackberry Fizz Emulsified Sugar Scrub use oils that are wonderful for the skin, but this scrub has a super cute layered design. While this artistic design looks as though it could be complicated, all it takes is alternating between two colors as you fill your jars.

40 Homemade Sugar Scrub Recipes: Brown Sugar Scrub Recipe40 Homemade Sugar Scrub Recipes: Brown Sugar Scrub Recipe

Next, try out a simple exfoliating and softening recipe. The Brown Sugar Scrub Recipe uses two different moisturizing oils as well as the herb Oat Straw Green Powder. This herb is know for its rejuvenating and softening properties, which makes it perfect for this recipe! Further, this recipe has real brown sugar for a gentler exfoliation to accompany the Brown Sugar and Fig Type Fragrance Oil.

40 Homemade Sugar Scrub Recipes: Foaming Bath Salts Recipe40 Homemade Sugar Scrub Recipes: Foaming Bath Salts Recipe

Further, check out a salt scrub that is super fun and bubbly! Since the Foaming Bath Salts Recipe includes the Ritzy Bath Gel, the scrub will recipe will get super bubbly with use. So, this scrub would be perfect for use during a bath. Not only is this a fun product to use, but its a great way to exfoliate and moisturize simultaneously.

40 Homemade Sugar Scrub Recipes: Lip Scrub for Lip Balm Sticks Recipe

Additionally, try out a lip scrub in a tube recipe. The Lip Scrub for Lip Balm Sticks Recipe is very simple and super great for chapped lips. The recipe uses Lip Balm Base as well as White Granulated Sugar to create a lip scrub that works well.

40 Homemade Sugar Scrub Recipes Mango Tangerine Bath Icing Recipe40 Homemade Sugar Scrub Recipes: Mango Tangerine Bath Icing Recipe

Next, take a look at a cleansing recipe that is super simple to create. The Mango Tangerine Bath Icing Recipe uses very few ingredients and is easy to put together. The Whipped Soap Base is added to create a Bath Icing that is cleaning and great for baths. Also, the powdered sugar was included to create a soft exfoliating property to help clean the skin.

40 Homemade Sugar Scrub Recipes: Toffee Crunch Latte Foaming Sugar Scrub Recipe40 Homemade Sugar Scrub Recipes: Toffee Crunch Latte Foaming Sugar Scrub Recipe

Further, you can try out a cleansing scrub that smells delicious. The Toffee Crunch Latte Foaming Sugar Scrub Recipe is a scrumptious recipe that combines Whipped Soap Base and Brown Sugar to create a prefect recipe for cleaning the body. Not only will you be removing all your dead skin, but this recipe is a soap as well.

40 Homemade Sugar Scrub Recipes: Chocolate Sugar Scrub Recipe40 Homemade Sugar Scrub Recipes: Chocolate Sugar Scrub Recipe

Also, take a peak at a scrub recipe that takes chocolate to the next level. This Chocolate Sugar Scrub Recipe uses organic cocoa powder and Chocolate Fudge Fragrance Oil with both white and brown sugar to create an amazing sugar scrub. Plus, this recipe utilizes the skin healing power of raw honey

40 Homemade Sugar Scrub Recipes: Fruity Rings Emulsified Sugar Scrub Recipe40 Homemade Sugar Scrub Recipes: Fruity Rings Emulsified Sugar Scrub Recipe

Now, check out a super colorful sugar scrub. The Fruity Rings Emulsified Sugar Scrub Recipe uses a whole rainbow of soap colorants along with the typical ingredients of an effective scrub. So, its moisturizing, exfoliating, and super fun!

40 Homemade Sugar Scrub Recipes: Foaming Sugar Scrub Recipe40 Homemade Sugar Scrub Recipes: Foaming Sugar Scrub Recipe

Further, take a look at a very cleansing scrub recipe. Typically, scrubs only exfoliate and moisturize, but the Foaming Sugar Scrub Recipe uses some Whipped Soap Base to create something amazing. Not only will this recipe be great for exfoliating, but it is actually soap too.

40 Homemade Sugar Scrub Recipes: Citrus Peel Salt Scrub Recipe40 Homemade Sugar Scrub Recipes: Citrus Peel Salt Scrub Recipe

Now, get ready for a salt scrub that is all kinds of citrus goodness. Not only does the Citrus Peel Salt Scrub Recipe include both Lemon Peel Powder and Orange Peel Powder, but the scrubs contain Ruby Red Grapefruit Fragrance Oil. Further, the Vitamin E Oil and Coconut Oil keep your hands hydrated after the exfoliation.

40 Homemade Sugar Scrub Recipes: Activated Charcoal Scrub Recipe40 Homemade Sugar Scrub Recipes: Activated Charcoal Scrub Recipe

Next, take a look at a hydrating scrub that uses a great cosmetic powder. The Activated Charcoal Scrub Recipe combines the moisturizing and exfoliating abilities of a typical scrub with the cleansing abilities of Activated Charcoal Powder. This herb is perfect for detoxing and achieving healthier skin.

40 Homemade Sugar Scrub Recipes: Neapolitan Ice Cream Emulsified Sugar Scrub Recipe40 Homemade Sugar Scrub Recipes: Neapolitan Ice Cream Emulsified Sugar Scrub Recipe

Also, take a look at a super fun, moisturizing, and naturally colored scrub! The Neapolitan Ice Cream Emulsified Sugar Scrub Recipe uses Beet Root Powder and Cocoa Powder Organic to naturally dye the scrub to look like Neapolitan Ice Cream. Plus, this recipe includes a great number of moisturizing oils and butters, such as Jojoba Oil.

40 Homemade Sugar Scrub Recipes Brown Sugar Lip Scrub Recipe40 Homemade Sugar Scrub Recipes: Brown Sugar Lip Scrub Recipe

Additionally, check out a scrub that is great for chapped lips. The Brown Sugar Lip Scrub Recipe takes the Lip Balm Base and Sweet Almond with some Brown Sugar to create the perfect combo for lip care. Not only are you gently removing dead skin, but you are protecting the rest of your skin from damage.

40 Homemade Sugar Scrub Recipes: Emulsified Beet Sugar Scrub Recipe40 Homemade Sugar Scrub Recipes: Emulsified Beet Sugar Scrub Recipe

Next, test out a great sugar scrub with some natural colorant. Not only does the Emulsified Beet Sugar Scrub Recipe have all the hydrating power of a typical scrub, but this recipe uses Beet Root Powder for a natural bright pink color!

40 Homemade Sugar Scrub Recipes: Clamshell Kiwi Sugar Cubes Recipe40 Homemade Sugar Scrub Recipes: Clamshell Kiwi Sugar Cubes Recipe

Also, try out a sugar scrub with a different style. The Clamshell Kiwi Sugar Cubes Recipe uses Clamshell Containers to separate the scrub into small, individual use cubes. This is perfect for those that prefer not to scoop their scrub from a jar. Also, this is a great idea for those that share their scrubs with others.

40 Homemade Sugar Scrub Recipes: Coffee Butter Scrub Recipe40 Homemade Sugar Scrub Recipes: Coffee Butter Scrub Recipe

Further, check out a scrub that doesn’t use sugar nor salt. Instead, the Coffee Butter Scrub Recipe uses coffee grounds to exfoliate the skin. This is a creative spin on the typical scrub recipes that makes this scrub a more authentic coffee scrub. Plus, the oils and butters create a rich, buttery scrub that is perfect for dry hands.

40 Homemade Sugar Scrub Recipes: Cotton Candy Emulsified Sugar Scrub40 Homemade Sugar Scrub Recipes: Cotton Candy Emulsified Sugar Scrub

Now, take a look at a scrub that is delicious and great for your skin! The Cotton Candy Emulsified Sugar Scrub has properties of skin softening and moisturizing in addition to the exfoliation for dead skin. Plus, these scrubs are scented with the delicious Fluffy Pink Candy Fragrance Oil

40 Homemade Sugar Scrub Recipes: Creme Brulee Lip Scrub Recipe40 Homemade Sugar Scrub Recipes: Creme Brulee Lip Scrub Recipe

Also, take a chance on a sweet and cute lip scrub lip balm combo. The Creme Brulee Lip Scrub Recipe is a simple recipe that both looks and tastes like some tasty creme brulee. Plus, this recipe is a perfect fix for dry lips as it removes dead skin.

40 Homemade Sugar Scrub Recipes: Chocolate Foaming Body Frosting Recipe40 Homemade Sugar Scrub Recipes: Chocolate Foaming Body Frosting Recipe

Additionally, check out a fluffy and delicious recipe that is super cleansing. While the Chocolate Foaming Body Frosting Recipe is considered a scrub, it uses powdered sugar so it will be a lighter scrub than other other recipes. Further, this recipe includes Whipped Soap Base to create a very cleansing recipe.

40 Homemade Sugar Scrub Recipes: Wine Sugar Scrub Recipe40 Homemade Sugar Scrub Recipes: Wine Sugar Scrub Recipe

Now, you aren’t going to want to miss this scrub! The Wine Sugar Scrub Recipe uses real red wine in the recipe to go along with the wine scented fragrance and achieve a true to the name scent. Plus, the recipe uses a ton of moisturizing oils and butters that will work well with the exfoliating Granulated White Sugar.

40 Homemade Sugar Scrub Recipes: Watermelon Emulsified Sugar Scrub Recipe40 Homemade Sugar Scrub Recipes: Watermelon Emulsified Sugar Scrub Recipe

Next, take a look at a sugar scrub that is naturally colored and super cute! The Watermelon Emulsified Sugar Scrub Recipe uses wonderful oils and butters, colorful herbs, and exfoliating white sugar to create a sugar scrub that has it all. Not only does this scrub look like a slice right out of a watermelon, but it smells like this sweet fruit as well!

40 Homemade Sugar Scrub Recipes: Vanilla Sugar Scrub Cubes Recipe40 Homemade Sugar Scrub Recipes: Vanilla Sugar Scrub Cubes Recipe

Further, you may want to check out these sugar scrubs that were created for individual use. The Vanilla Sugar Scrub Cubes Recipe uses the 24 Brownie Bites Mold to create twenty four individual solid vanilla sugar scrubs that you can use for your hands. It is both exfoliating and moisturizing, so it’s perfect for dry hands.

40 Homemade Sugar Scrub Recipes: Emulsified Sugar Scrub Recipe40 Homemade Sugar Scrub Recipes: Emulsified Sugar Scrub Recipe

Next, try your luck on a scrub that is not quite as oily as the rest. The Emulsified Sugar Scrub Recipe is still a moisturizing scrub, but it doesn’t separate as most scrubs.  It leaves your skin feeling less oily than a typical scrub.

  40 Homemade Sugar Scrub Recipes: Lavender Apple Sugar Scrub Recipe40 Homemade Sugar Scrub Recipes: Lavender Apple Sugar Scrub Recipe

Also, take a look at a moisturizing lavender sugar scrub. The Lavender Apple Sugar Scrub Recipe is uses a many hydrating oils and butters as well as Beet Root Powder as a natural colorant. Plus, these scrubs have a clean, relaxing scent as well as real dried lavender flowers.

40 Homemade Sugar Scrub Recipes: Pumpkin Eggnog Foaming Sugar Scrub Recipe40 Homemade Sugar Scrub Recipes: Pumpkin Eggnog Foaming Sugar Scrub Recipe

Next, let’s look at a sugar scrub with some real cleaning power. Since the Pumpkin Eggnog Foaming Sugar Scrub Recipe uses Whipped Soap Base and White Granulated Sugar, this recipe is great for really cleaning the skin. Not only will this exfoliate to remove dead skin, but the scrub will further clean your skin as any good soap does. Plus, this recipe only uses a few ingredients and is easy to create.

40 Homemade Sugar Scrub Recipes: Vanilla Cinnamon Sugar Scrub Recipe40 Homemade Sugar Scrub Recipes: Vanilla Cinnamon Sugar Scrub Recipe

Further, you can check out a sugar scrub that perfect blends two different fragrance oils. Not only is Vanilla Cinnamon Sugar Scrub Recipe a hydrating scrub, but it has a unique and delicious aroma. This scrub contains both the Vanilla Silk Fragrance and the Cinnabun Type Fragrance with in its layers to create a sweet, mouth watering scent.

40 Homemade Sugar Scrub Recipes: Sour Watermelon Sugar Scrub Cubes Recipe 40 Homemade Sugar Scrub Recipes: Sour Watermelon Sugar Scrub Cubes Recipe

Also, you may want to try out an individual use scrub with some cleansing power. Not only does the Sour Watermelon Sugar Scrub Cubes Recipe divide the recipe up for individual use, but the recipe includes both Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap and ingredients for exfoliating. These exfoliating ingredients include both White Granulated Sugar and Poppy Seed Whole.

40 Homemade Sugar Scrub Recipes: Juicy Lemon Foaming Bath Whip Recipe40 Homemade Sugar Scrub Recipes: Juicy Lemon Foaming Bath Whip Recipe

Now, take a look at a cleansing scrub recipe that smells like lemon. The Juicy Lemon Foaming Bath Whip Recipe uses powdered sugar instead of a more abrasive ingredient to provide a more gentle exfoliation. Plus, the recipe includes some Whipped Soap Base to create a recipe that actually cleans your skin.

40 Homemade Sugar Scrub Recipes: Himalayan Pink Salt Scrub Recipe 40 Homemade Sugar Scrub Recipes: Himalayan Pink Salt Scrub Recipe

Also, try out a salt scrub that is sweet and simple. The Himalayan Pink Salt Scrub Recipe uses a few effective oils to moisturize and pink sea salt to exfoliate. This is a cute, yet simple recipe that is great for on the body.

 

40 Homemade Sugar Scrub Recipes: Natural Sugar Lip Scrub Recipe40 Homemade Sugar Scrub Recipes: Natural Sugar Lip Scrub Recipe

Next, take a look at a lip scrub that is cute, easy, and simple! The Natural Sugar Lip Scrub Recipe uses White Granulated Sugar and Lip Balm Base to create a recipe that anyone could create.

40 Homemade Sugar Scrub Recipes: Pampered Foot Scrub Recipe40 Homemade Sugar Scrub Recipes: Pampered Foot Scrub Recipe

Now, get ready for a scrub that is perfect for rough, dry feet. The Pampered Foot Scrub Recipe uses a variety of oils, butters, and herbs that are perfect for softening and moisturizing feet. The Orange Peel Powder and Aloe Leaf Powder are both full of nourishing and healing properties for the skin. Further, the recipe includes Poppy Seed Whole to assist with exfoliation. So, get ready to truly pamper yourself with this recipe.

40 Homemade Sugar Scrub Recipes: Pumpkin Sugar Scrub Recipe40 Homemade Sugar Scrub Recipes: Pumpkin Sugar Scrub Recipe

Additionally, check out a scrub that is delicious and cute. The Pumpkin Sugar Scrub Recipe uses the Pumpkin Walnut Biscotti Fragrance Oil as well as herbs such as orange peel powder and pumpkin pie spice powder, which has a natural spice blend scent. Overall, this scrub works like any other of our typical sugar scrub recipes with the added bonus of smelling of spice goodness.

40 Homemade Sugar Scrub Recipes: Solid Sugar Scrub Recipe40 Homemade Sugar Scrub Recipes: Solid Sugar Scrub Recipe

Now, get ready for a recipe that combines two create things into one. The Solid Sugar Scrub Recipe takes everything we love about homemade bars of soap and adds exfoliating powder. Not only does this recipe create cute, Goat’s Milk Melt and Pour Soap, but it includes White Granulated Sugar as well for a perfect combo!

40 Homemade Sugar Scrub Recipes: Seaside Spa Scrub Recipe 40 Homemade Sugar Scrub Recipes: Seaside Spa Scrub Recipe

Next, check out a sea salt scrub recipe perfect for an at home spa day. The Seaside Spa Scrub Recipe uses four different herbs that are uniquely nourishing and wonderful for the skin as well as some oils to moisturize. Also, the sea salt is perfect for scrubbing away any dead skin.

40 Homemade Sugar Scrub Recipes: Strawberry Milkshake Emulsified Sugar Scrub Recipe40 Homemade Sugar Scrub Recipes: Strawberry Milkshake Emulsified Sugar Scrub Recipe

Additionally, take a look at a sugar scrub recipe created to look and smell just like a strawberry milkshake. Not only is the Strawberry Milkshake Emulsified Sugar Scrub Recipe pretty to look at, the recipe is wonderful for the skin. The oils used are very hydrating and the sugar is a perfect for exfoliation.

40 Homemade Sugar Scrub Recipes: Sweet Potato and Brown Sugar Bath Whip Recipe40 Homemade Sugar Scrub Recipes: Sweet Potato and Brown Sugar Bath Whip Recipe

Further, you may want to check out this brown sugar scrub recipe. Not only does the Sweet Potato and Brown Sugar Bath Whip Recipe include a sweet exfoliating ingredient, but the recipe has Whipped Soap Base included to add some cleansing power.

40 Homemade Sugar Scrub Recipes: Vanilla Brown Sugar Scrub Recipe40 Homemade Sugar Scrub Recipes: Vanilla Brown Sugar Scrub Recipe

Next, try out a brown sugar scrub recipe that is all around perfect. The Vanilla Brown Sugar Scrub Recipe has all kinds of oils that make it extremely softening and hydrating for the skin, plus it has the added bonus of being great at removing dead skin. But, what sets this scrub apart from the rest is mostly it’s wonderful scent. Not only does this recipe use the sweet Vanilla Extract Fragrance Oil, but it uses a real Vanilla Powder that is strong and perfect.

40 Homemade Sugar Scrub Recipes: Vanilla Rose Sugar Scrub Recipe40 Homemade Sugar Scrub Recipes: Vanilla Rose Sugar Scrub Recipe

Also, try out an elegant recipe that smells lovely and uses real rose petals. While the Vanilla Rose Sugar Scrub Recipe takes some preparation time, the time spent is mostly waiting for your rose petal infusion, which takes about six weeks. However, this white sugar scrub recipe is worth the wait!

40 Homemade Sugar Scrub Recipes: Vanilla Foaming Body Frosting Recipe40 Homemade Sugar Scrub Recipes: Vanilla Foaming Body Frosting Recipe

Finally, check out a recipe that is soft and cleansing. The Vanilla Foaming Body Frosting Recipe uses Whipped Soap Base and Powdered Sugar to create a recipe that is lightly exfoliating and very cleansing. Plus, the finished Body Frosting will smell like the Vanilla Buttercream Fragrance Oil from Natures Garden.

Feb
20

Activated Charcoal Facial Mask Recipe


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Activated Charcoal Facial Mask Recipe

Activated Charcoal Facial Mask RecipeOur next recipe is one that you are going to love!  An activated charcoal facial mask recipe is just what you need in your life.  I have recently become obsessed with activated charcoal powder.  I will say I have a love/hate relationship with the powder.  I love the way it leaves my skin feeling after using it.  In addition, it has wonderful detoxifying properties.  The benefits of activated charcoal definitely out weight the one bad thing about it.  It can get messy!  However, if you are prepared ahead of time, it is easily remedied.  So, just remember to cover your work area before beginning.  Also, wear an apron and disposable gloves when preparing Natures Garden’s activated charcoal mask recipe.

 

Activated Charcoal Facial Mask Recipe Ingredients Available at Natures Garden

Activated Charcoal Powder
Bentonite Clay Powder
Rosemary Essential Oil
Vitamin E Oil (Tocopherol T-50)
Vegetable Glycerin
Disposable Transfer Pipettes
2 ounce Black Double Wall Jars
58/400 Black Dome Lids
1 ounce Black Bullet Bottles
20/410 Black Smooth Disc Top Lids
Natures Garden Apron

Activated Charcoal Facial Mask Recipe Other Supplies You Will Need

Large Mixing Bowl
Scale (set to grams)
Rubber Spatula
Measuring Spoons (1 teaspoon and 1 tablespoon)
Mixing Spoon

Activated Charcoal Facial Mask Prior to Starting

First, I highly suggest wearing an apron.  Then, you will want to clean and sanitize your work area.  Also, do the same with your utensils and packaging supplies.  In addition, I recommend covering your work area.  Personally, I would use wax paper or something similar.  Then, when you are finished, you can simply fold up the paper and throw it away.  While the benefits of activated charcoal are well worth the mess, it reminds me of glitter!  It tends to be difficult to clean up and spreads like crazy.

Activated Charcoal Facial Mask Recipe Total Recipe Amounts

224 grams Bentonite Clay Powder
96 grams Activated Charcoal Powder
192 grams Vegetable Glycerin
32 drops Rosemary Essential Oil
24 drops Vitamin E Oil
2 tablespoons Water  (per mask)

Activated Charcoal Facial Mask Recipe Mixing the Powdered Ingredients

Activated Charcoal Facial Mask Recipe Mixing the Powdered Ingredients

 

First, you will need to weigh out your activated charcoal.  Set your scale to weigh in grams.  Then, in a large mixing bowl, weigh out 96 grams of activated charcoal powder.  We added the activated charcoal powder to this recipe due to its natural detoxifying properties.

 

Activated Charcoal Facial Mask Recipe Mixing the Powdered Ingredients

 

 

Next, add 224 grams of Bentonite Clay Powder to your bowl.  Then mix together the activated charcoal powder and clay.  I would suggest mixing slowly, you may end up with a mess if you try to move too quickly.  We added bentonite clay powder to the mask due to its ability to clean impurities from the skin.

 

Activated Charcoal Facial Mask Recipe Adding the Oils

Activated Charcoal Facial Mask Recipe Adding the Oils

 

 

Once you have all of the powder combined we will add the essential oil.  We chose to add rosemary essential oil to this recipe.  So, go ahead and add 32 drops of rosemary essential oil using a pipette.

 

 

Activated Charcoal Facial Mask Recipe Adding the Oils

 

Then, we will be adding the vitamin E oil.  Use another pipette to add 24 drops of vitamin E Oil (Tocopherol T-50).  We prefer the tocopherol T-50 because it is the purest for of vitamin E.  It is not tocopherol acetate that is often found in capsules.  Finally, mix everything together.  You want to make sure your oils a completely and evenly mixed into the powders.

 

 

Activated Charcoal Facial Mask Recipe Packaging Your Mask

Activated Charcoal Facial Mask Recipe Packaging Your Mask

 

We chose to package the powdered portion of the mask.  This allows you to mix it as you need it.  Also, you can have it mixed ahead of time without having to add a preservative.  In addition to the powder, you will add water, and vegetable glycerin.  First, let’s go ahead and package the powder.  You will need eight 2 ounce black jars.  Fill each jar with the activated charcoal mixture.  Place a black dome lid on each jar.

 

Activated Charcoal Facial Mask Recipe Packaging Your Mask

 

 

 

Next, you will need eight 1 ounce black bottles.  Using your scale, weigh out and add 24 grams of vegetable glycerin to each bottle.  Place a black disc lid on each bottle.

 

 

Now, I know what you are thinking… Why didn’t they just put it in a couple of larger jars?  Well, this is because we have many customers reselling their handmade cosmetic products.  So, if you are using the mask for personal use, go ahead and use a larger jar if you would like to.  You can find all of the other jars that we carry by clicking here.  Then, simply mix the mask as you need it.  Since you have not added the water, you will not need a preservative.

For those business owners reselling their products, there are a few benefits to packaging with one jar of powder and one bottle of vegetable glycerin.  First, it is much quicker to create.  It will cut down your labor time.  When preparing eight 2 oz jars it took less than 10 minutes, this also included taking pictures of each step. You will not need to distill your water, add a preservative, and mix everything together.  In addition, there will be much less to clean up.  I wanted to also add that you will get about four masks from each jar.

 

Activated Charcoal Facial Mask Recipe Using Your Mask

Activated Charcoal Facial Mask Recipe Using Your Mask

First, you will need to mix your mask.  In a small bowl, add one tablespoon of the powder.  Then, add one teaspoon of the vegetable glycerin.  Finally, add about two tablespoons of water.  Mix everything together until it is smooth.  If you need to, you can always add a bit more water if you find it is not smooth.  Then, spread a thin layer over your face.  Allow your mask to harden completely.  This should only take about 10 minutes.  Finally, remove the activated charcoal mask gently using warm water and a washcloth.

Activated Charcoal Facial Mask Recipe My Results

Personally, I loved this mask.  I believe it is my favorite of all that I have tried.  It left my skin feeling clean and refreshed.  Also, the addition of rosemary essential oil left me feeling relaxed and stress free.  Now, I will say, I have what most would call normal skin.  It is neither oily or dry and tends to be blemish free…most of the time anyways.  So, I can’t say whether it would help with blackheads or acne like I have read in articles online.  However, we would love to hear how it leaves your skin looking and feeling.

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Note:  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.

 

Oct
23

Misbehavin Fragrance Oil


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Misbehavin Fragrance OilMisbehavin Fragrance Oil – Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Misbehavin Fragrance Oil is a flirty and sensual scent by Natures Garden. This aroma is a sweet fruit and fresh greenery blend that creates a wonderfully sensual scent. No matter the recipe, our customer adore this flirty fragrance oil.  One of our wonderful clients has said, “I Love this scent. Just finished 1st batch and it is already gone from my shelves. This is great!! Used in Joy wax and Emu Oil Aloe Vera Lotions!!”

What Does Misbehavin Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

A flirtatious, fruity, sexy fragrance oil by Natures Garden. A tantalizing aroma of sweet juicy candied apples and pomegranate, with nuances of fresh ivy and oakmoss. A Best Seller!

How Do Our Customers Use Misbehavin Fragrance Oil in Room Scenting Recipes?

Customers that love creating homemade room scenting products can fully utilize this flirty fragrance oil. Any products that are potpourri or incense based will be able to include up to 50% of this sweet fragrance oil. Any scented homemade cleaning supplies can be made with no more than 5% of this scent. Also, this best selling fragrance oil will retain a nice and strong scent in aroma bead products.

Misbehavin Fragrance Oil Candle Color SuggestionFurthermore, candle makers can create their products using this fruit and greenery fragrance oil in their products. Any of these candle products that are created with either vegetable waxes or paraffin wax can include up to 10% of this fragrance oil. Joy wax and WOW Wax will both perform perfectly when using this scent. Soy wax will also maintain a nice and strong fragrance oil. Additionally, Pillar of Bliss Wax produces a wonderful hot and cold scent throw. If you are unable to choose what color to use for this scent, then we’d suggest including either six drops of red liquid candle dye or a small amount of shredded red color block in the amount that you would like  per four pounds of wax. Just remember that you should not ever use any crayons for the coloring of your candles as they will clog your wick.

How Do Our Customers Use Misbehavin Fragrance Oil in Bath and Body Recipes?

Our customers can use this scrumptious fruit fragrance oil to create unique bath and body creations. Bath gels, bath oils, perfumes, lotions, and also other types of bath and body products can use up to 5% of this fragrance oil. If you don’t know what to use to color your products that use this scent, then we suggest using red soap dye in your preferred amount. Just don’t use any candle dye to color bath and body products due to their ability to stain the skin.

Misbehavin Fragrance Oil CP Soap DiscolorationAlso, this sensual fragrance oil can be used to successfully be included into a wide variety of soaps. This includes hot process, cold process, and melt and pour soap bases. For example, our Cold Process Soap Testing Results have revealed that this fruity fragrance oil is an amazing scent for creating cold process soaps. This scent is a wonderful choice for this soaping method and will produce a perfect pour. A batch that contains this fragrance oil will have no acceleration, no ricing, and no separation. The final bars of soap will have a strong and lasting scent after cure and the bars will discolor to a light beige. Finally, with the vanillin content being 1.15%, the addition of vanilla white stabilizer may be able to help this discoloration.