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Feb
22

Activated Charcoal Scrub Recipe


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Activated Charcoal Scrub Recipe

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

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

Activated Charcoal Scrub Recipe Ingredients Found at Natures Garden

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

Activated Charcoal Scrub Recipe Ingredients and Equipment You Will Need

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

Activated Charcoal Scrub Recipe Total Recipe Weights

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

Activated Charcoal Scrub Recipe Before You Begin

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

Activated Charcoal Scrub Recipe Melting Your Oils

Activated Charcoal Scrub Recipe Melting Your Oils

 

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

Activated Charcoal Scrub Recipe Prepare the Other Ingredients

Activated Charcoal Scrub Recipe Prepare the Other Ingredients

 

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

 

 

Activated Charcoal Scrub Recipe Prepare the Other Ingredients

 

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

Activated Charcoal Scrub Recipe Putting it All Together

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

Activated Charcoal Scrub Recipe Putting it All Together

 

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

 

 

Activated Charcoal Scrub Recipe Putting it All Together

 

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

 

 

 

Activated Charcoal Scrub Recipe Putting it All Together

 

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

 

Activated Charcoal Scrub Recipe Adding the Scrubs in the Jars

Activated Charcoal Scrub Recipe Adding the Scrubs in the Jars

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

Dec
09

Brown Sugar Lip Scrub Recipe


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Brown Sugar Lip Scrub Recipe Brown Sugar Lip Scrub Recipe

It is that time of year.  With winter comes both dry skin and chapped lips.  All of us need a little exfoliation from time to time.  However, all too often we treat our body to a luxurious scrub.  How often do we give the same attention to our lips?  If you are like me, you may give them a little gloss, or maybe some lip balm, but ladies and gents, I think it is time we pay them a bit more attention.  Don’t neglect those lovely lips.  After all, a beautiful smile can easily brighten someone’s day.  So don’t hide those lips, exfoliate them.  Our brown sugar lip scrub recipe will gently do just that.

 

Brown Sugar Lip Scrub Recipe Ingredients Available at Natures Garden

Brown Sugar Lip Scrub Recipe Other Ingredients You Will Need

Scale
Mixing Spoon
Microwave Safe Bowl
Brown Sugar

Brown Sugar Lip Scrub Total Recipe Weights

1.25 ounces Brown Sugar
1 ounce Natures Garden Lip Balm Base
1 ounce Sweet Almond Oil
10 drops Chocolate Bon Bons Flavor Oil
Begin by preparing your equipment, utensils, and packaging materials.  This recipe will make seven lip scrubs.  You will need seven of the 10 milliliter lip balm pots with natural lids.  You will want to begin with a clean work area.  Also, sanitize any equipment and packaging materials you will be using.

Brown Sugar Lip Scrub Recipe

First, we will weigh out the three main ingredients.  Prepare your scale, make sure it is set to weigh in ounces.  You will want to use three small bowls.  Add one ounce of sweet almond oil to the first bowl.  Add 1.25 ounces of light brown sugar to the second bowl.  You will also need to use your scale to weigh out one ounce of the natural lip balm base.  Make sure you are placing the base in a microwave safe bowl.

Brown Sugar Lip Scrub Recipe

 

Next, we will begin melting the lip balm base.  Melt it in the microwave in thirty second bursts.  Be careful when melting.  You only want to melt the base, you do not want to over-heat it.

 

 

Brown Sugar Lip Scrub Recipe

 

Next, add one ounce of Natures Garden’s sweet almond oil.  Mix well to blend the oil into the base.  Then, add 10 drops of Natures Garden’s Chocolate Bon Bons Flavoring.  This will give the scrub a wonderful chocolatey flavor. However, it is optional.  You can also adjust the amount of flavoring you add to your liking.

 

Brown Sugar Lip Scrub Recipe

 

Finally, add the 1.25 ounces of brown sugar to the melted base.  Mix well to blend the sugar thoroughly.  Now, add the scrub to the 10 ml lip balm pots.  Place a lid on each jar.

 

 

Now, you are ready to use your scrub.  Go ahead and give those lips a little much needed TLC.  I’m sure they will thank you!  Once you use the scrub, show off that beautiful smile by posting a picture on our Facebook page or Instagram by tagging us @ngscents

Nov
07

Pumpkin Sugar Scrub Recipe


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Pumpkin Sugar Scrub RecipePumpkin Sugar Scrub Recipe

Today we will be preparing our wonderful Pumpkin Sugar Scrub Recipe. This body scrub includes, what else, pumpkin! Not only have we scented it with our Pumpkin Walnut Biscotti Fragrance Oil, we have also included pumpkin oil and pumpkin pie spice blend powder. In addition, many fabulous butters and oils such as shea butter, sunflower oil, and coconut oil have been included. We are sure both you, and your skin will love this layered scrub as much as we do!

Pumpkin Sugar Recipe Ingredients Available From Natures Garden

COCONUT Oil-76
COCOA BUTTER Golden Natural
SHEA BUTTER
SILKY EMULSIFYING Wax
BEESWAX White Pastilles
Pumpkin Seed Oil- Virgin
Meadowfoam Seed Oil
Sunflower Oil
Pumpkin Walnut Biscotti Fragrance Oil
OPTIPHEN – Preservative
VITAMIN E OIL (Tocopherol T-50) Natural
Pumpkin Pie Spice Blend Powder
VEGETABLE GLYCERIN
Orange Peel Powder
FUN Soap Colorant- Neon Orange
Arrowroot Powder
Titanium Dioxide Oil Dispersible
Disposable Pipettes
4 oz. Clear PET JAR
White Dome Lid 58/400

 

Pumpkin Sugar Scrub Recipe Other Ingredients Needed

Mixing Bowls
Stainless Steel Mixing Spoons
Stove
Pots- for double boiler step
White granulated sugar
Scale

Pumpkin Sugar Scrub Recipe Ingredient Weights

136 grams Coconut 76 oil
93 grams Sunflower Oil
74 grams Cocoa Butter Golden Natural
62 grams Shea Butter
50 grams Silky Emulsifying Wax
20 grams Meadowfoam Seed Oil
20 grams Pumpkin Seed Oil
12 grams White Beeswax
18 grams Pumpkin Walnut Biscotti Fragrance Oil
5 grams Optiphen Preservative
5 grams Vitamin E Oil
680 grams White Granulated Sugar
4 grams Pumpkin Pie Spice Blend Powder
4 grams Orange Peel Powder
30 grams Vegetable Glycerin
15 grams  Arrowroot Powder
2 grams Titanium Dioxide Oil Dispersal
2 drops FUN Soap Colorant Neon Orange

Before you begin making our Pumpkin Sugar Scrub Recipe you will want to clean and sanitize your work area. We also recommend wearing protective clothing such as gloves, a hair net, and one of Natures Garden’s adorable aprons. Not only will they protect your clothing, but you’ll look fabulous while making your scrub.

Pumpkin Sugar Scrub Recipe Melting OilsPumpkin Sugar Scrub Recipe Preparing Your Double Boiler

One more thing before we start, you should know, placing your oils and butter on direct heat can burn your oils. For a double boiler, you will need two pots. Fill one of your pots with water. Place this pot on the stove using low heat. Then, add your weighed out butters and oils to the second pot. Place the second pot in the first pot containing the water.

Pumpkin Sugar Scrub Recipe Melting Your Oils

Pumpkin-Sugar-Scrub-Recipe-Weighing-OilsYou will begin by weighing out the following, 136 grams Coconut 76 oil, 93 grams Sunflower Oil, 74 grams Cocoa Butter Golden Natural, 62 grams Shea Butter, 50 grams Silky Emulsifying Wax, 20 grams Meadowfoam Seed Oil, 20 grams Pumpkin Seed Oil,12 grams White Beeswax. Now, you should place these ingredients in your double boiler. Allow them to melt.

Pumpkin Sugar Scrub Recipe Preparing Your Colorants

While you are waiting for your oils to melt, you can go ahead and prepare your colorants. You will need three small mixing bowls. While we will also be using Natures Garden’s Neon Orange FUN Soap Colorant, this will not be needed until later in the recipe. For now, we will just be preparing the powders that are needed for coloring. Once you have prepared them, you can set them aside, we will come back to them.

Pumpkin Sugar Scrub Recipe Orange LayerBowl One: The Orange Layer

To your first mixing bowl, weigh out and add grams of orange peel powder. Then, to the powder, add 15 grams of vegetable glycerin. Now use one of your mixing spoons to stir the ingredients. You are looking for a paste like consistency. Just make sure you have removed any lumps in the powder. Creating a paste allows the powder to disperse better, or more evenly in your scrub.

Pumpkin Sugar Scrub Recipe Brown LayerBowl Two: The Brown Layer

In the second mixing bowl, weigh out and add 4 grams of your pumpkin pie spice blend. Again, add 15 grams of vegetable glycerin. You want to mix them again with a clean spoon to create a paste.

Bowl Three: The White Layer

To bowl three, we will just be weighing out the titanium dioxide. You simply need to weigh out two grams of titanium dioxide oil dispersible. Since we will be adding this to our oils, you do not need to create a paste with this one.

Pumpkin Sugar Scrub Recipe Adding Your Other Ingredients

Next, once your oils have melted, remove them from the heat. You will need to watch the temperature closely. This step is extremely temperature sensitive. The reason for this is, the optiphen. Optiphen is a preservative used to prevent bacteria in the scrub. While typically optiphen is only added to products that contain water, we chose to add it because scrubs tend to come in contact with a lot of water. It needs to be added at 120 degrees. If it is added at a higher temperature, above 140 degrees Fahrenheit, you will burn off the preservative. However, adding it below 120 degrees Fahrenheit will cause separation.

Once your oils reach the magic number of 120 degrees Fahrenheit, add the following ingredients, 18 grams Pumpkin Walnut Biscotti Fragrance Oil, 5 grams optiphen preservative, 5 grams vitamin E oil, and 15 grams arrowroot powder. Mix well to fully incorporate all of the ingredients.

Pumpkin Sugar Scrub Recipe Adding SugarNext, add your white granulated sugar. Mix thoroughly, incorporating the sugar completely into the oils. Then, divide the mixture into three equal parts. This will mean you will be adding approximately 394 grams of the mixture to two empty bowls, leaving the remaining in your current mixing bowl.

Pumpkin Sugar Scrub Recipe Adding Your Colorants

Pumpkin-Sugar-Scrub-Recipe-Pumpkin-ColorantNow, let’s add some fun to the scrub! Colors! Remember those colorants we prepared earlier, this is when you will need them. Go ahead and get them. In your first bowl, add the titanium dioxide oil dispersible, this will be your white layer. Mix well to fully incorporate the powder. Now, to bowl two, add the pumpkin pie spice blend paste to your sugar mixture. Stir the paste into the sugar scrub until it is fully dispersed. Finally, to bowl the last powder add the orange peel powder blend, along with two drops of the neon orange Fun Soap Colorant. Again, mix well to incorporate the colorant evenly.

Pumpkin Sugar Scrub Recipe Adding the Scrub to Your Jars

Pumpkin Sugar Scrub Recipe LayeringFor the next portion of the pumpkin scrub recipe, you will need to allow the mixtures to come to room temperature. Also, be sure you do not see any oil sitting at the top of the product before moving to this step. Once you are ready, we will begin adding the sugar scrub to the jars. You will need seven four-ounce jars clear PET jars. Also, have seven 58/400 white dome lids ready.

We began layering our scrubs with the brown, pumpkin layer. However, you can begin with whatever color you choose. Another option would be to create more layers. While we only created three layers, you can make as many layers as you wish. So, here is how we created our layered scrub. You will begin by filling each of the seven jars 1/3 of the way full with the brown portion of the sugar scrub. Now, fill another 1/3 of the jar with the white portion of the scrub. Finally, top the jar off with the orange portion of the scrub. Once your jars are filled, whip away any residue on the jars. Then, place the white dome lids on top.

We hope that you have enjoyed creating this emulsified Pumpkin Sugar Scrub Recipe with us. Let us know what you think! Also, we would love to see how you have created your body scrubs. Show us your pictures by tagging us on Instagram @ngscents.

Sep
01

Sweetheart Roses Fragrance Oil


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Sweetheart Roses Fragrance OilSweetheart Roses Fragrance Oil – Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Sweetheart Roses Fragrance Oil from Nature’s Garden is a velvety floral fragrance balanced with romantic soft musk.  This Nature’s Garden Original Fragrance is a wonderful scent to use for occasions such as Mother’s Day, Valentine’s Day, birthdays, and more!  Did you know? The Sweetheart Rose is also known as the petite rose.  These smaller roses are frequently trimmed and used in vase and short-stem floral arrangements.  Much like the sweetheart rose, Sweetheart Roses Fragrance Oil is a favorite of most everyone who encounters it.  Open yourself up to a bouquet of aromatic notes by trying Sweetheart Roses Fragrance Oil from Nature’s Garden.

What Does Sweetheart Roses Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

Sweetheart Roses Fragrance Oil from Nature’s Garden is the sensual aroma of velvet rose petals and fresh oriental tea leaves rounded out with base notes of soft musk.  This Nature’s Garden Original Fragrance inspires a romantic mood!

How Do Our Customers Use Sweetheart Roses Fragrance Oil in Bath and Body Products?

Sweetheart Roses Fragrance Oil is a sensuous, romantic scent.  This make it a great choice for floral scented bath and body products!  Gels and bath oils perform nicely when the maximum recommendation of 5% fragrance oil is added.  Grow a garden of scented products when you incorporate Sweetheart Roses Fragrance Oil.  Handmade perfumes perform well with this fragrance when a maximum of 5% fragrance oil is used.  Homemade lotions can be created using this scent.  We recommend lotion recipes use no more than 5% fragrance oil.  Homemade cleaning recipes can also be created using a maximum of 5%.

Moreover, soap crafters can use 5% fragrance oil in hot process soap, melt and pour soap, or cold process soap recipes.  Our cold process soap testing results show that this fragrance oil causes slight acceleration, so soap at room temperature.  There was no ricing, no separation, and no discoloration.  In addition, the cured soap had a very strong scent retention! If you wish to color your soap, we recommend using red soap dye in the amount that satisfies you.  Remember not to use candle dye in any of your bath and body products as they are not body safe.

How Do Our Customers Use Sweetheart Roses Fragrance Oil in Room Scenting Products?

Sweetheart Roses Fragrance Oil’s delightfully floral aroma makes this scent perfect for flower scented room fresheners of all kinds!  Those creating homemade air fresheners can incorporate up to 50% of this fragrance oil in their projects.  You can use this shimmering rose scent for incense and smelly jelly recipes.  This fragrance oil was also found to create strongly scented aroma beads.

Candle and wax melt recipes can be made using up to 10% fragrance with vegetable or paraffin wax.  It does nicely in all of our waxes including Joy Wax, Wow Wax, and Pillar of Bliss.  Also, strongly scented soy wax candle can be created.  If you wish to color your candles, we recommend using 2 drops of red liquid candle dye.  Further, you can also shred a small amount of a red color blocks into your melted wax.  Do not use crayons to color your candles as they will clog your wick.

Sweetheart Roses Fragrance Oil Sugar Scrub RecipeFinally, are you looking for a fun and creative Sweetheart Roses scented recipe?  Check out our free recipe for heart-shaped Solid Sugar Scrubs!  These delightful little scented sugar scrubs incorporate this fragrance for a wonderful-smelling bath product!  Let us know how they turn out by posting a picture of your finished product on Instagram and tagging us @ngscents!