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Mar
08

Soap Colorants in Cold Process Soap


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Soap Colorants in Cold Process SoapSoap Colorants in Cold Process Soap

Have you ever noticed, that when a chef serves up a beautiful plate of food to, it will most likely has some colorful food displayed on a plain white plate. Don’t you instantly want it, regardless if you are truly hungry or not?  This is because you always “eat with your eyes first”. When you are setting out to make masterpieces of soap for your customers, you want them drawn to the colors of your soap. Soap colorants in cold process soap (or in any type of soap you make) can add another dimension to your creation. It’s the first thing everybody will see.

There are so many options out there when it comes time to color your soap. You have soap dyes, in liquid or powder form. Micas are also a colorant choice. Some micas will add sparkle and color at the same time.  Then, there is the option of natural colors using herbal powders. If you are trying to achieve a more simple, rustic look to your soaps, herbal powders are a wonderful way to go, however, natural soap colorants are a topic for another day. 

Typically, you will have a recipe that can be any basic, everyday cold process soap or it can even be your own favorite cold process soap recipe. The next step is to decide your fragrance. This will always depend on your customers, a season, holiday or even a personal choice.  So, next comes the artistic part. The coloring and designing part. How will you design it? Will it be a solid color? Swirls of multiple colors? Plain, uncolored soap is an open canvas to create with. I always believe the colors depend on the fragrance. But, I also have coworkers that love having the option to create soap to match the room, using any fragrance you would like.  Take for example, Melissa, she has red soap to match one of her bathrooms scented with blueberry fragrance oil.  What colors do you see when you smell your scent of choice? 

No matter what type of colorant you chose, you have the opportunity to create something that will be almost to beautiful to use. They can be true works of art.

Soap Colorants in Cold Process Soap: About Natures Garden’s FUN Soap Colorants

Before we get started talking about how to use our Fun Soap colorants though, let’s get the details about what they are like. Fun Soaps are actually colored pigments that are dispersed in vegetable glycerin. There are absolutely no chemical preservatives added.  All of our FUN Soap Colorants are vegan.  Using liquid soap pigments which have already been dispersed in vegetable glycerin helps to prevent pigments from clumping in your soap. In addition, it’s already mixed for you, saving you time and frustration. All of these soap colorants work well in melt and pour soap as well as cold process soap.  They are non-bleeding, perform well in high pH environments, and do they not morph during the saponification process. These Fun Soap colorants can also be used in any bath or body product. 

 

 

Soap Colorants in Cold Process Soap: Pastel FUN Soap Colors

For example, say you have chosen Nature’s Garden Awapuhi Seaberry fragrance oil. With fresh sea air and notes of water lilies, I picture blues and greens. With a few drops of Fun Soap colorants like ultramarine blue, teal and neon green soap colorants, you can achieve some pretty swirls of blue, green, and teal! You can create this fun Awapuhi Seaberry Cold Process Soap Recipe!  How beautiful your soaps can be! Fun Soap Colorants will make it stand out first and when your customer gets a smell, they will be hooked. 

 

Soap Colorants in Cold Process Soap: Neon ColorsSoap Colorants in Cold Process Soap: Neon FUN Soap Colors

If you would rather go bright and vibrant, another choice of an artistic creation could be a cold process soap using our Cannabis Flower fragrance oil.  Use some of our Neon FUN colors such as, blue, pink, green, and yellow and you will take what could have been a plain, white bar of soap and turn it into a psychedelic palette of colors! Just like our Hippies & Hemp Cold Process Soap!

 

Soap Colorants in Cold Process Soap: Oxide ColorsSoap Colorants in Cold Process Soap: Oxide FUN Soap Colors

Now, not all soaps have to be bright and colorful. When you are looking at a plate of brownies or chocolate cake, what comes to mind is yummy, sweet and chocolaty, right? When your products are geared more towards men then you will want something a little more masculine, if you will. The oxide colorants are going to give you deeper, richer colors. These are also perfect if you are in need more “fall-like” colors. Frankincense and Myrrh soap uses a few of the Fun Soap oxide colors, in yellow, brown and orange. These colorants are perfect for creating the colors one would associate with the fragrance oil,  Frankincense and Myrrh. A rich woodsy scent of myrrh, vanilla with a touch of floral to it.

You are only limited by your imagination with Nature’s Garden FUN Soap colorants! Our Creative Team has been hard at work testing all 21 vibrant soap colorants in cold process soap. Each color was tested with 1 drop, 3 drops, 6 drops, 12 drops and 18 drops. That’s a total of 105 different shades of colors! That only leaves an unlimited amount of shades you can explore and create!  Below we will talk about these amazing colorants and give you ideas on how to achieve any color you could possibly want under the Fun Soap rainbow!

Soap Colorants in Cold Process Soap: Cold Process Soap Testing Recipe

We used a specific cold process soap recipe for testing purposes. The recipe we used is as follows:

Soap Colorants in Cold Process Soap: The Water Phase

  • Water-144 grams
  • NaOH Lye-53 grams
  • Sodium Lactate-8 grams (added to the cooled lye solution)

Soap Colorants in Cold Process Soap: The Oil Phase

  • Apricot Kernel Oil-28 grams
  • Shea Butter-49 grams
  • Palm Oil-57 grams
  • Coconut Oil-113 grams
  • Mango Butter-53 grams
  • Castor Oil-14 grams
  • Sunflower Oil-63 grams

Soap Colorants in Cold Process Soap: How Our Testing Was Performed

  • We soaped at 100 degrees.
  • When the soap batter reached emulsification, we separated it.
  • We separated each batch of soap into 5 bowls.
  • Each bowl contained 116 grams of soap batter.
  • We added various amounts of colorants to each bowl. We gave each testing bowl a specific number of drops. 1 drop, 3 drops, 6 drops, 12 drops and finally 18 drops. However, there were two exceptions to the number of drops we used, these differences are noted in FUN Soap Colorant testing videos.

We have also included a video of our soap colorant testing in cp soap on our YouTube Channel! So, watch and see how the whole process was done. There are other fun videos on our Nature’s Garden YouTube Channel you can take a look at too!

Soap Colorants in Cold Process Soap: Neon Red FUN Soap ColorantSoap Colorants in Cold Process Soap: Neon Red FUN Soap Colorant

First, Neon Red Fun Soap doesn’t have to be just bright and eye-popping!

Soap Colorants in Cold Process Soap: Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant Soap Colorants in Cold Process Soap: Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant

Here is Neon Pink. As you can see you can have a range of pinks from a pastel baby girl pink to a neon screaming teenage girl pink! A truly fun color!

Soap Colorants in Cold Process Soap: Jailhouse Red FUN Soap ColorantSoap Colorants in Cold Process Soap: Jailhouse Red FUN Soap Colorant

Jailhouse Red has a much lighter tone to it then the neon red. You can get a range of color from a pale pink-orange to a brighter tone of a red-orange.

Soap Colorants in Cold Process Soap: Neon Green FUN Soap ColorantSoap Colorants in Cold Process Soap: Neon Green FUN Soap Colorant

As with all the other neon colors we will explore, Neon Green Fun Soap you will get the prettiest pale, spring green to a bright tree-froggy green!

Soap Colorants in Cold Process Soap: Kelly Green FUN Soap ColorantSoap Colorants in Cold Process Soap: Kelly Green FUN Soap Colorant

Kelly Green has a beautiful, rich color that can range from a soft, pale green to the deep green color of a shamrock.

Soap Colorants in Cold Process Soap: Ultramarine Blue FUN Soap Colorant

This Ultramarine Blue FUN Soap Colorant is by far one of my favorites! You can have yourself a Periwinkle Blue or even more of deep ocean blue with this color!

Soap Colorants in Cold Process Soap: Neon Orange FUN Soap ColorantSoap Colorants in Cold Process Soap: Neon Orange FUN Soap Colorant

Also, Neon Orange Fun Soap is the perfect rendition of Traffic Cone Orange to a creamy, pastel orange that reminds me of the colored chalk we used to draw with when we were kids.

Soap Colorants in Cold Process Soap: Eye Poke Orange FUN Soap Colorant

I’m not sure if your eye would really look orange if you got poked, but with Eye Poke Orange you do get the palest, pastel orange to a lovely bright pumpkin color, perfect for jack o’lanterns or fall leaves.

Soap Colorants in Cold Process Soap: Lime Green FUN Soap ColorantSoap Colorants in Cold Process Soap: Lime Green FUN Soap Colorant

Now, here’s a fun Lime Green that will give you colors ranging from a light, little boy green to a bright margarita color!

Soap Colorants in Cold Process Soap: Neon Blue FUN Soap ColorantSoap Colorants in Cold Process Soap: Neon Blue FUN Soap Colorant

Of course, Neon Blue doesn’t have to be so neon! You can achieve a sweet, pastel baby blue all the way to a color that reminds of a Blue Raspberry Slushy!

Soap Colorants in Cold Process Soap: Ultramarine Violet FUN Soap ColorantSoap Colorants in Cold Process Soap: Ultramarine Violet FUN Soap Colorant

With Ultramarine Violet you can have the most perfect shade of pale Lavender to the color of the brightest hyacinth purple!

Soap Colorants in Cold Process Soap: Yelp Yellow FUN Soap ColorantSoap Colorants in Cold Process Soap: Yelp Yellow FUN Soap Colorant

Yelp Yellow is a good color that will give you an array of yellows to chose from. From a soft, light daffodil yellow to the brightest lemonade yellow!

Soap Colorants in Cold Process Soap: Red Oxide FUN Soap Colorant

Next, Red Oxide is a wonderful way get a deep, rusty red to an almost blush color.

Soap Colorants in Cold Process Soap: Neon Yellow FUN Soap ColorantSoap Colorants in Cold Process Soap: Neon Yellow FUN Soap Colorant

Next, just like all the other neon soap colorants, Neon Yellow will give you will a beautiful, soft pastel yellow all the way to a So-bright-I-gotta-wear-shades sunshine yellow!

Soap Colorants in Cold Process Soap: Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant

Tomato Red Fun Soap is going to give you a true red that says Fire Engine Red all the way down to a soft pale pink.

Soap Colorants in Cold Process Soap: Black Oxide FUN Soap ColorantSoap Colorants in Cold Process Soap: Black Oxide FUN Soap Colorant

Black Oxide Fun Soap will give you a range starting at a soft pearl gray all the way to midnight black and everything in between!

Soap Colorants in Cold Process Soap: Brown Oxide FUN Soap ColorantSoap Colorants in Cold Process Soap: Brown Oxide FUN Soap Colorant

Brown Oxide is going to give you anywhere from a pale beige to a deep, rich teddy bear chocolate brown.

Soap Colorants in Cold Process Soap: Teal FUN Soap ColorantSoap Colorants in Cold Process Soap: Teal FUN Soap Colorant

Teal Fun Soap is also one of my favorites! From a pale, spring teal-blue all the way to a bright Caribbean ocean blue. This would be a beautiful color to add to your collection!

Soap Colorants in Cold Process Soap: Deep Purple FUN Soap ColorantSoap Colorants in Cold Process Soap: Deep Purple FUN Soap Colorant

Deep Purple Fun Soap will give you a hue of pale, lilac lavender to a beautiful deep purple, that makes the purple soap colorant perfect for your floral fragrance oils!

Soap Colorants in Cold Process Soap: Orange Oxide FUN Soap Colorant

Orange Oxide Fun Soap will give your soaps or bath bombs a very pretty shade of pale orange, all the way to a deep russet orange that makes me think of fall leaves and pumpkins!

Soap Colorants in Cold Process Soap: Yellow Oxide FUN Soap Colorant

Lastly, Yellow Oxide Fun Soap has a range of soft, pale yellow shades all the way up to a deep yellow!

 

So, there you go! There are an incredible amount of colors to explore and many endless color possibilities for creating a beautiful soap! No matter if you are going for simple and elegant or something more wild and eye-popping, the sky is the limit! We at Nature’s Garden hope you enjoy exploring all these colors and creating amazing soaps as well as other bath and body products! Feel free to give us a call or send an email if you have any questions. Also, if you are looking for some cool new recipes that use any of these colorants then check out our FUN Soap category on our website. Click on the tab marked recipes and you will have a plethora of new creations to explore.

Do you have some amazing colored soaps? Have you used any of our fragrances or any other Nature’s Garden products in any of your creations? Well, we have a Show & Tell section on our website! So, if you feel like showing off any type of candle, soap, body or bath creation, go ahead and let us know!

Sep
12

25 Ways to Use Sweet Almond Oil


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30 Ways to Use Sweet Almond Oil25 Ways to Use Sweet Almond Oil

The following list from Natures Garden will explain 25 ways to use sweet almond oil. Sweet almond oil is non-greasy, nice and light, and helps moisturize and nourish your skin. Since it is a light oil, it absorbs easily into the skin. Sweet almond oil is often used in a variety of homemade bath and body products such as, lip gloss recipes, massage oil recipes, sugar scrub recipes, lotion recipes, salt scrub recipes, and homemade soap recipes.

 

 

 25 Ways to Use Sweet Almond Oil Almond Body Cream Recipe25 Ways to Use Sweet Almond Oil Almond Body Cream Recipe

First, we have a wonderful recipe from Natures Garden. Almond Body Cream Recipe shows you how to make a light and fluffy body cream. In addition to almond fragrance oil, this handmade lotion recipe includes sweet almond oil and macadamia nut oil. Both of these oils will absorb easily into your skin, leaving it moisturized without feeling greasy. Finally, we use Natures Garden’s silky emulsifying wax to give the lotion a fabulous glide. It will make a great addition to your bath and body product line!

 

25 Ways to Use Sweet Almond Oil Beard Balm Recipe25 Ways to Use Sweet Almond Oil Beard Balm Recipe

Next, we have an awesome recipe to add to your men’s collection. Our Beard Balm Recipe was formulated specifically with a man’s beard in mind. Each ingredient in the balm recipe was added for its skin and hair benefits. Some of these ingredients include, shea butter, lanolin, olive oil, sesame oil.  For more information about each ingredient used, check out our beard balm article. You can’t go wrong trying this recipe. Everyone will love it!

 

25 Ways to Use Sweet Almond Oil Solid Pink Salt Scrub Recipe25 Ways to Use Sweet Almond Oil Solid Pink Salt Scrub Recipe

Now, Natures Garden has a fabulous Solid Pink Salt Scrub Recipe that provides exfoliation to your skin. The recipe will make conveniently packaged salt scrubs.  In addition it includes both coarse and fine pink salt to help exfoliate your skin. So, whether you need a lighter exfoliation or something with a little more scrubbing power, this recipe has just what you need! Natures Garden scented this salt scrub recipe with NG Sun and Sand Type Fragrance Oil. Use this scrub to soothe your stress away. This is definitely a must have scrub recipe to add to any bath and body product line!

 

25 Ways to Use Sweet Almond Oil Beard Soap Recipe25 Ways to Use Sweet Almond Oil Beard Soap Recipe

Next, another recipe for men! Beard Soap Recipe from Natures Garden is a wonderful hot process soap recipe. Beard Soap Recipe contains many butters and oils that are great for beards including; coconut oil, jojoba oil, sweet almond oil, olive oil, castor oil, lanolin oil USP liquid, sesame seed oil, cocoa butter, shea butter, and scented with balsam essential oil. This soap was formulated specifically with a men’s beard in mind. This is sure to be a hit for any men’s line!

 

25 Ways to Use Sweet Almond Oil Foaming Hibiscus Sugar Recipe25 Ways to Use Sweet Almond Oil Foaming Hibiscus Scrub Recipe

Next, Foaming Hibiscus Scrub Recipe gives off an amazing aroma! There are many different ingredients in this wonderful recipe. Natures Garden is scented with Hawaiian Sea Mist Fragrance Oil, an extremely popular fresh scent. Finally, this body scrub uses hibiscus powder. Hibuscus Powder also contains oligopeptides that have been shown to have wrinkle-smoothing properties. Finally, we added sodium cocoyl isethionate to allow this scrub to foam.

 

 

25 Ways to Use Sweet Almond Oil Peeps Cold Process Soap Recipe25 Ways to Use Sweet Almond Oil Peeps Cold Process Soap Recipe

Look how cute this soap is! This soap used an in the pot swirl and the scent of Yummy Gummy Fragrance Oil. This cold process soap will leave your skin smelling delightful. In addition, we used the Peeps Bunny Mold to create soap bunnies using melt and pour soap base. This soap recipe is perfect for Easter. Finally, we used a variety of Natures Garden’s FUN Soap Colorants to give this CP soap recipe a fun and vibrant color!

 

25 Ways to Use Sweet Almond Oil Wine Sugar Scrub Recipe25 Ways to Use Sweet Almond Oil Wine Sugar Scrub Recipe

Next, Natures Garden has a sugar scrub recipe that uses real wine! This bath and body recipe will make approximately nine 4 oz jars. A body scrub recipe that will smell yummy enough to eat. But of course we don’t recommend it! A great recipe for year round customers. Or for a special time of year such as Christmas and Valentines day. On top of having real red wine as an ingredients, this homemade bath and body product recipe is scented with Christmas Cabernet Fragrance Oil. A truly delicious aroma for a sugar scrub!

 

25 Ways to Use Sweet Almond Oil Mango Sorbet Bubble Bar Recipe25 Ways to Use Sweet Almond Oil Mango Sorbet Bubble Bar Recipe

Now we have a bubble bar recipe that smells so good! Natures Garden Mango Sorbet Bubble Bar Recipe will make about fifteen bubble bar scoops. That neat ingredient in this wonderful homemade bubble bar recipe is SCI or Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate. SCI acts as a foaming and cleansing agent when used in your homemade bath and body products. The best part is its safe for all skins types, even sensitive skin! If the name hasn’t given it away, we used Natures Garden Mango Sorbet Fragrance Oil. Also, to get this awesome color as shown, use Natures Garden FUN soap jailhouse red, yelp yellow, and yellow oxide.

 

25 Ways to Use Sweet Almond Oil Brown Sugar Lip Scrub Recipe25 Ways to Use Sweet Almond Oil Brown Sugar Lip Scrub Recipe

Now for all you lip balm makers, Natures Garden has a fabulous lip scrub recipe! First off, Brown Sugar Lip Scrub Recipe is an awesome and easy way to exfoliate and moisturize your lips! Brown sugar is the perfect exfoliant for your lips! When incorporated into a lip scrub recipe, brown sugar will provide a gentle exfoliation while the added sweet almond oil moisturizes for soft kissable lips.

 

25 Ways to Use Sweet Almond Oil Blueberry Bath Bomb Recipe25 Ways to Use Sweet Almond Oil Blueberry Bath Bomb Recipe

Who doesn’t love bath bombs? Well, we happen to especially love this homemade bath fizzy recipe from Natures Garden. I bet you’re wondering what makes this recipe so special, right? This particular bath bomb recipe incorporates a super fruit!  So, not only does this bath bomb use Natures Garden’s Blueberry Fragrance Oil, it also uses Camu Camu Fruit Powder. While Natures Garden sell camu camu for cosmetic use only, not for consumption, this super food contains many vitamins, antioxidants, iron, and calcium. So, treat your skin to this blueberry scented bath bomb.

 

25 Ways to Use Sweet Almond Oil Patchouli Infused Hair Conditioner Recipe 25 Ways to Use Sweet Almond Oil Patchouli Infused Hair Conditioner Recipe

Next, we have a homemade essential oil hair conditioner recipe. The patchouli conditioner not only leaves you have feeling amazing, but also smelling great too. Other than Patchouli Essential Oil, the recipe also uses Lavandin Grosso Pure Essential Oil. In addition, this recipe shows you how to infuse patchouli in your oils. You will fall in love with the aroma that is released when using this homemade infused hair conditioner.

 

25 Ways to Use Sweet Almond Oil Sour Watermelon Sugar Scrub Cubes Recipe25 Ways to Use Sweet Almond Oil Sour Watermelon Sugar Scrub Cubes Recipe

Yet another awesome sugar scrub recipe from Natures Garden! With a wonderful aroma that smells just like watermelon candy. This recipe uses poppy seeds to give the scrub a true to life watermelon look. In addition, we used the clamshell container to help you easily package your products. Finally, this handmade scrub uses both sugar and poppy seeds to exfoliate and sweet almond oil to moisturize your skin.

 

25 Ways to Use Sweet Almond Oil St. Patty's Day Cold Process Soap Recipe25 Ways to Use Sweet Almond Oil St. Pattys Day Cold Process Soap

A perfect homemade cold process soap recipe for St. Patty’s Day! This cp soap is scented with Nature’s Garden English Ivy Fragrance Oil. This soap uses both an in the pot swirl and a mica swirl to create a soap the is perfect for Saint Patricks Day.

 

 

25 Ways to Use Sweet Almond Oil Himalayan Pink Salt Scrub Recipe25 Ways to Use Sweet Almond Oil Himalayan Pink Salt Scrub Recipe

Next, Natures Garden has a salt scrub recipe using pink salt.  This scrub recipe is easy to create, taking minutes to make, and smells sweet and wonderful. We scented the Himalayan Pink Salt Scrub with Pink Sugar Fragrance Oil. Finally, we add ribbon for a cute added touch.

 

 

25 Ways to Use Sweet Almond Oil Emulsified Sugar Scrub Recipe25 Ways to Use Sweet Almond Oil Emulsified Sugar Scrub Recipe

In addition to this wonderful list of 25 ways to use sweet almond oil, here is an awesome emulsified sugar scrub recipe. Scented with a great bakery scent from Natures Garden, Sugar Cookie Brulee Fragrance Oil will give off a delicious aroma every time you open your jar. For those that don’t like a super oily sugar scrub, you should definitely check out this homemade body scrub recipe from Natures Garden.

 

 

 25 Ways to Use Sweet Almond Oil Hot Process Soap Recipe25 Ways to Use Sweet Almond Oil Hot Process Soap Recipe

And now we have a hot process soap recipe from Natures Garden! This hp soap recipe use sweet almond oil, of course, but is also scented with NG Baby Powder Fabuloso Fragrance Oil. If you are not familiar with hp soap making, some feel hot process soap is a bit simpler to make than cold process soap. The main difference in the two, hot process soap is made in a crock pot.  Cold process soap is made without the addition of heat, it is made in a bowl and allowed to cure for weeks before using it. When making hp soap, in most cases, you do not need to let the soap cure because the heat from your crock pot speeds up saponification.

 

25 Ways to Use Sweet Almond Oil Emulsified Beet Sugar Scrub Recipe25 Ways to Use Sweet Almond Oil Emulsified Beet Sugar Scrub Recipe

Are you looking for a natural colorant sugar scrub? Emulsified Beet Sugar Scrub Recipe uses beet root power as a colorant to give you this beautiful pink red color. To match the color of the emulsified beet sugar scrub recipe, Natures Garden used Fresh Raspberry Fragrance Oil to scent this lovely sugar scrub. Everyone loves sugar scrubs, so you definitely can’t go wrong with adding this homemade bath and body product to your line.

 

25 Ways to Use Sweet Almond Oil Seaside Spa Scrub Recipe25 Ways to Use Sweet Almond Oil Seaside Spa Scrub Recipe

Next, another scrub recipe from Natures Garden! Seaside Spa Scrub Recipe has many wonderful ingredients including; kelp powder, dead sea salt high minerals fine ground, lemon peel powder, orange peel powder, spirulina powder, sweet almond oil, vitamin E oil, and scented with seaside fragrance oil. The scrub recipe will give you a spa like experience right in the comfort of your own home.

 

25 Ways to Use Sweet Almond Oil Awapuhi Seaberry Cold Process Soap Recipe25 Ways to Use Sweet Almond Oil Awapuhi Seaberry Cold Process Soap Recipe

Next, is a well rounded cold process soap recipe. The Awapuhi Seaberry Fragrance Oil that is used with this CP soap recipe will leave your skin smelling wonderful. Tropical flowers and ozonic marine notes collide to give you this fresh fragrance that is sure to please.

 

 25 Ways to Use Sweet Almond Oil Brown Sugar Scrub Recipe25 Ways to Use Sweet Almond Oil Brown Sugar Scrub Recipe

Now, another fabulous sugar scrub recipe from Natures Garden! This time a brown sugar scrub recipe. This homemade body recipe from Natures Garden will leave your skin feeling soft and will help gently exfoliate your skin. Since brown sugar is a softer sugar, this is perfect for someone that isn’t in need of a lot of exfoliation. Finally, it is scented with NG Brown Sugar and Fig Fragrance Oil leaving a wonderful aroma on your skin.

 

25 Ways to Use Sweet Almond Oil Blackberry Sage Soap Recipe25 Ways to Use Sweet Almond Oil Blackberry Sage Soap Recipe

Our next sweet almond recipe is another great homemade cold process soap recipe. Natures Garden Blackberry Sage Soap Recipe uses an in the pot swirl. With a delightful aroma of Blackberry Sage Fragrance Oil, you will fall in love with this homemade cp soap recipe! We added a blackberry embed on top to finish the soap.

 

 

25 Ways to Use Sweet Almond Oil Orange Dreamsickle Bath Bomb Recipe25 Ways to Use Sweet Almond Oil Orange Dreamsickle Bath Bomb Recipe

Next, is an awesome bath bomb recipe that is made with both vanilla powder and orange peel powder. On addition, we scented the bath bombs with Dreamsickle Fragrance Oil. Not only does this fizzy smell amazing, but sweet almond oil was added to nourish your skin.

 

 

 

25 Ways to Use Sweet Almond Oil Fruity Rings Emulsified Sugar Scrub Recipe25 Ways to Use Sweet Almond Oil Fruity Rings Emulsified Sugar Scrub Recipe

Look how colorful this homemade recipe is! This homemade recipe will be sure to catch everyone’s eye! Also, the minute they open this colorful sugar scrub they will be greeted with a strong aroma of Fruity Rings Fragrance Oil that smells just like a popular cereal. This layered body scrub shows off six different layers created with Natures Garden’s FUN Soap Colorants used to make super the colorful Fruity Rings Emulsified Sugar Scrub Recipe.

 

25 Ways to Use Sweet Almond Recipe Foaming Bath Salts Recipe
25 Ways to Use Sweet Almond Oil Foaming Bath Salts Recipe

For all you bath lovers, Natures Garden has a foaming bath salts recipe that cleanses your skin and adds lots of moisture! In addition to the sweet almond oil, this recipe uses our French Lavender Fragrance Oil to help you relax and soak your stresses away.

 

 

 25 Ways to Use Sweet Almond Oil Skin Softening Bath Bomb Recipe25 Ways to Use Sweet Almond Oil Skin Softening Bath Bomb Recipe

Last, Natures Garden has a homemade bath bomb recipe made to help soften your skin with the addition of bentonite clay powder. It is a must have recipe. scented with Bergamot and Tarragon Leaves Fragrance Oil.

Aug
14

30 Ways to Use Beeswax


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30 Ways to Use Beeswax30 Ways to Use Beeswax

Beeswax is used in a variety of bath and body products. When added to bath and body products it can thicken the consistency. However, that is not its only purpose. When used in skin care recipes, beeswax can help lock moisture in, yet still, let your skin breathe. Not only that but this wonderful cosmetic wax also helps keep skin protected. Beeswax also works to help keep the skin both nourished and soft. When beeswax is added to homemade beeswax candles, it helps create a longer cleaner burn. Read on for 30 ways to use beeswax in your handcrafted candles and cosmetic recipes. In addition, be sure to check out our beeswax class for more information on Natures Garden’s white beeswax pellets.

 

 30 Ways to Use Beeswax Beard Balm Recipe30 Ways to Use Besswax Beard Balm Recipe

First, we have an awesome Beard Balm Recipe. This recipe was formulated with beard care in mind. This balm is perfect for keeping that beard tame and in its place. In only a few steps, you this beard wax will be ready in a breeze. Don’t worry though, when using it, no breeze will ruin your beard. You will find many beard beneficial oils in this recipe such as jojoba oil, sweet almond oil, sesame oil, olive oil, and castor oil. We used Cedarwood Virginiana essential oil in this recipe along with vitamin E oil, cocoa butter, and shea butter. Find out more about each oil we used in this recipe and its benefits to your beard here.

 

30 Ways to Use Beeswax Pink Lemonade Scrub Recipe30 Ways to Use Beeswax Pink Lemonade Scrub Recipe

Look how colorful this layered scrub is! Pink Lemonade Scrub Recipe is perfect for an at home spa day. In this handmade body scrub recipe, we use Raspberry Lemonade Fragrance Oil and our vibrant FUN soap colorants. This scrub making tutorial shows you how to make a raspberry lemonade scented emulsified scrub.

 

30 Ways to Use Beeswax Margarita Salt Scrub Recipe30 Ways to Use Beeswax Margarita Salt Scrub Recipe

Next, we have Margarita Salt Scrub Recipe. This foaming scrub uses dead sea salt for extra scrubbing power when you need it! It is super easy, vibrant and fun to make. Also, Margarita Salt Scrub Recipe will help exfoliate your skin and leave it feeling nice and soft.

 

 30 Ways to Use Beeswax Foaming Hibiscus Scrub Recipe30 Ways to Use Beeswax Foaming Hibiscus Scrub Recipe

Now, we have a recipe that contains sodium cocoyl isethionate or SCI. SCI will help leave your skin super soft even if you have sensitive skin. In addition, we used hibiscus to naturally color the scrub so, you do not need to add a soap dye. Hibiscus flower powder was used to get the natural red pink color you see. We topped this scrub off with whole dried hibiscus flowers for a final decorative touch. Lastly, this scrub smells amazing with the Hawaiian Sea Mist Fragrance Oil!

30 Ways to Use Beeswax Activated Charcoal Scrub Recipe30 Ways to Use Beeswax Activated Charcoal Scrub Recipe

Who doesn’t love activated charcoal? Natures Garden has a wonderful recipe that contains activated charcoal, along with a ton of skin loving ingredients like coconut oil 76, macadamia nut oil, shea butter, mango butter, emulsifying wax, beeswax, jojoba oil, arrowroot powder, vitamin E, and vegetable glycerin. Finally, we scented this recipe with Black Linen and Amber Fragrance Oil.

30 Ways to Use Beeswax Saint Patricks Day Candle Recipe 30 Ways to Use Beeswax Saint Patricks Day Candle

For all of our homemade candle makers, we have a super cute candle for St. Patrick’s Day. While soy wax is the bulk wax of this candle, we use beeswax for the shamrock. We scented this soy and beeswax candle with NG Aloe & White Lilac Fragrance Oil.

 

30 Ways to Use Beeswax White Chocolate Bath Melts Recipe 30 Ways to Use Beeswax White Chocolate Bath Melts Recipe

Now, we have a delicious bath melt recipe. The aroma of white chocolate and mango butter while taking a bath will soothe your stress away. This recipe is a simple recipe that will make about twelve bath melts! You will not be disappointed if you make this bath time recipe using real white chocolate. Also, it will make a great addition to your bath and body product line!

30 Ways to Use Beeswax Vanilla Cinnamon Sugar Scrub Recipe30 Ways to Use Beeswax Vanilla Cinnamon Sugar Scrub Recipe

Next, we have a sweet treat for your body! This wonderful aroma of Vanilla Silk Fragrance Oil and Cinnabun Type Fragrance Oil makes a great combination for this layered sugar scrub. Additionally, this recipe mixes things up with both brown sugar and white sugar.  Brown sugar is wonderful in a scrub, providing a gentler exfoliation compared to the white sugar in this scrub.

 

30 Ways to Use Beeswax Wine Sugar Scrub Recipe30 Ways to Use Beeswax Wine Sugar Scrub Recipe

Another unique sugar scrub recipe from Natures Garden! This beautifully scented scrub in made with real wine. This red wine scrub not only uses real wine, it is also scented with Natures Garden Christmas Cabernet Fragrance oil which makes it the perfect holiday product addition, or even a great handcrafted Christmas gift for the wine lovers in your life.

 

30 Ways to Use Beeswax Vanilla Brown Sugar Scrub Recipe 30 Ways to Use Beeswax Vanilla Brown Sugar Scrub Recipe

Next, another sugar scrub recipe from Natures Garden.  We might be slightly obsessed with scrubs here at NG. The warm and delightful vanilla aroma in this scrub will leave your skin smelling amazing and super soft. We used Vanilla Extract Fragrance Oil in this gentle brown sugar body scrub recipe.

 

  30 Ways to Use Beeswax Tranquility Bath Melts Recipe30 Ways to Use Beeswax Tranquility Bath Melts Recipe

Now, Natures Garden has a very cute bath melt recipe. This handcrafted bath recipe is packaged in clamshell containers. Packaging your melts this way means no molds to clean up. In addition, all you need to do is add a label and your product is ready for shelves! With the addition of shea butter, sweet almond oil, and real dried chamomile flowers, these hand made bath melts will help you soak the blues away. In addition, they are scented with Tranquil Oasis Fragrance Oil for an at home spa experience.

30 Ways to Use Beeswax Pumpkin Sugar Scrub Recipe30 Ways to Use Beeswax Pumpkin Sugar Scrub Recipe

Just in time for the fall season. Pumpkin Sugar Scrub is made scented with none other than Pumpkin Walnut Biscotti Fragrance Oil. This handmade layered scrub recipe is colored with festive fall colors and both pumpkin spice powder and orange peel powder.

 

30 Ways to Use Beeswax Shea Butter Lip Balm Recipe  30 Ways to Use Beeswax Shea Butter Lip Balm Recipe

Next, we have a shea butter lip balm recipe. Sweetened with honey and flavored with buttercream cupcake, this homemade lip balm is sure to please. The addition of shea butter will help leave your lips soft and nourished.

 

30 Ways to Use Beeswax Cotton Candy Emulsified Sugar Scrub Recipe30 Ways to Use Beeswax Cotton Candy Emulsified Sugar Scrub Recipe

I love the swirl of this recipe, don’t you? The fun colors and cotton candy scent give this layered body scrub a true to life cotton candy look. We used Fluffy Pink Candy Fragrance Oil to scent this scrub.But rest assured, this sugar scrub isn’t just about looks and smell! It will help exfoliate your skin and leave it nice and soft.

30 Ways to Use Beeswax Gourmet Chocolate Bath Melts Recipe 30 Ways to Use Beeswax Gourmet Chocolate Bath Melts Recipe

Another great recipe from Natures Garden! This lovely bath melt recipe includes real organic cocoa powder. With only a few simple ingredients, along with Gourmet Dark Chocolate Fragrance Oil, your bath melts will be ready in no time. Indulge in succulent dark chocolate, without the calories.  With the addition of skin loving oils, this truly is a treat for your body!

30 Ways to Use Beeswax Rose Violet Bath Melts Recipe30 Ways to Use Beeswax Rose Violet Bath Melts Recipe

Here is another to use beeswax in bath melts. This bath and body recipe from Natures Garden incorporates dried pink rose petals and is naturally colored pink with beet root powder. Finally, we scented this hand crafted heart shaped melt with NG Rose & Violet Type Fragrance Oil.

 

30 Ways to Use Beeswax Pot o Gold Candle Recipe30 Ways to Use Beeswax Pot o Gold Candle Recipe

Now. a recipe for all you candle makers using our Green Clover and Aloe Fragrance Oil. While Joy wax is the main wax for this candle, Natures Garden also incorporated beeswax in the candle for both the rainbow and pot of gold portion.  When used in a homemade candle, beeswax will nicely adhere to the jar, allowing you to create a variety of designs. Check out this candle making tutorial for more information and step by step instructions on this candle making technique.

 

30 Ways to Use Beeswax Emulsified Sugar Scrub Recipe30 Ways to Use Beeswax Emulsified Sugar Scrub Recipe

Emulsified sugar scrubs are wonderful. They are created for those who prefer to have sugar completely mixed with the oil. So, for those wanting a body scrub without any oil separation, this type of scrub is for just right for you! This emulsified sugar scrub recipe from Natures Garden is filled with wonderful ingredients all from Natures Garden. In addition, it is scented with Sugar Cookie Brulee Fragrance Oil, it will make your skin smell amazing and feeling refreshed. The perfect sugar scrub!

30 Ways to Use Beeswax Clamshell Bath Melts Recipe30 Ways to Use Beeswax Clamshell Bath Melts Recipe

If you love lavender, then this bath melt recipe is just for you! Made with mango butter, grapeseed oil, beeswax, and dried lavender flowers, it is sure to be a crowd pleaser. Also, Natures Garden scented this wonderful bath melt recipe with Kismet Fragrance Oil.

 

30 Ways to Use Beeswax Rose Petals Bath Melts Recipe30 Ways to Use Beeswax Rose Petal Bath Melts Recipe

Next, Natures Garden has a naturally green bath melt recipe. How did we color this bath melt naturally green? Paisley leaf powder, can be used as a natural green colorant in homemade soaps, lotions, and other cosmetic recipes. Also in these bath melts, you will find shea butter, mango butter, cocoa butter, beeswax, and coco mango fragrance oil for an amazing bath time recipe. This recipe will make approximately 12 bath melts that you will fall in love with!

30 Ways to Use Beeswax Sexy Edible Massage Bar30 Ways to Use Beeswax Sexy Edible Massage Bar Recipe

Now, it’s time to change it up a little bit. This intimate massage recipe has a unique use. Flavored with black cherry boom flavoring and dark chocolate wafers, you can use this recipe to make your own massage bars. In addition to beeswax, this recipe uses our all natural lip balm base, making this edible massage bar a simple beginners cosmetic recipe.

30 Ways to Use Beeswax Rejuvenating Foot Balm Recipe30 Ways to Use Beeswax Rejuvenating Foot Balm Recipe

Taking care of your feet is super important. Natures Garden has a wonderful foot balm recipe. This foot care recipe uses a wonderful essential oil blend that your toes are sure to love. The scented oil blend of Peppermint Essential Oil, Tea Tree Essential Oil, and Eucalyptus Globulus 80/82 Essential Oil will leave tired feet feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. This recipe is wonderful for people who have rough and cracked feet. Or, for those just looking to pamper their feet.

30 Ways to Use Beeswax Ghostly Scented Toilet Paper Recipe30 Ways to Use Beeswax Ghostly Scented Toilet Paper Recipe

Now, look how fun this recipe looks! What a fun way to scent your bathroom or any other room. You will need supplies that Natures Garden does not carry. But 5 of the ingredients Natures Garden does carry. In this recipe, we used Tricks or Treats Fragrance Oil to stay with the Halloween theme. Or you can switch it up and use another fragrance oil from Natures Garden.

30 Ways to Use Beeswax Lemon Lavender Bath Melts Recipe30 Ways to Use Beeswax Lemon Lavender Bath Melts Recipe

Ready to take a relaxing bath using this delightful bath melt? With the aroma of Lemon Lavender Fragrance Oil used to scent these bath melts, it sounds relaxing just reading about them, right? The look of these bath melts are very appealing and will make your warm bath wonderful and relaxing!

 

30 Ways to Use Beeswax Girly Girl Salve Recipe30 Ways to Use Beeswax Girly Girl Salve Recipe

Next, Natures Garden has a unique salve recipe. The menthol crystals that are added to this recipe make it a very smooth and soothing salve. Also, Natures Garden scented this fragrance oil with Waterlily Fresh Mint Fragrance Oil. Which is a wonderful combination with the added menthol crystals.

 

30 Ways to Use Beeswax Natural Deodorant Recipe30 Ways to Use Beeswax Natural Deodorant Recipe

A wonderful recipe to make your own homemade deodorant! Natures Garden scents this recipe using Lavender Flowers Fragrance Oil and Lemongrass Fragrance Oil. Other ingredients in this recipe include beeswax, cocoa butter, coconut oil-76, castor oil, and vitamin E oil. A very easy and simple recipe that you will love!

30 Ways to Use Beeswax Pug Candle Recipe 30 Ways to Use Beeswax Pug Candle Recipe

Now, look how cute this candle is! Scented with Giggles Fragrance Oil, this adorable pug candle is sure to put a smile on everyone’s face! This handcrafted candle uses beeswax to create the pug’s lovable face. Inspired by our mascot, Enji, it has long been a favorite beeswax candle recipe for many of Natures Garden’s customers.

30 Ways to Use Beeswax Honeycomb Candle Recipe30 Ways to Use Beeswax Honeycomb Candle Recipe

Here is another beeswax candle recipe scented with our Honey Fragrance Oil. This candle recipe shows how to create a rolled beeswax candle. However, we take it a step further, surrounding the beeswax portion with gel wax. Learn more about this candle in Natures Garden’s honeycomb candle tutorial.

30 Ways to Use Beeswax Beeswax Candle Recipe 30 Ways to Use Beeswax Beeswax Candle Recipe

Next, Natures Garden has a recipe that is made from our white beeswax pellets. This beeswax recipe will guide in creating homemade rolled beeswax sheets. Then, we will show you how to roll beeswax sheets into candle with this free candle making tutorial.

 

30 Ways to Use Beeswax Strawberry Cheesecake Lip Balm Recipe30 Ways to Use Beeswax Strawberry Cheesecake Lip Balm Recipe

Finally, we have lip balm recipe that will show you how to layer lip balm to add a fun creative flare to your cosmetic products. This lip gloss recipe uses the delicious strawberry cheesecake flavor oil, making it a nice and sweet tasting lip balm.

Aug
29

Apple Crisp Fragrance


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Apple Crisp FragranceApple Crisp Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Why not warm up to a freshly-baked apple aroma just in time for autumn? We’ve got plenty of them, and they all smell awesome. Apple Crisp- the food- is baked apples topped with streusel. If you click the link in the title, there’s a sweet free Apple Crisp recipe on our Apple Crisp Fragrance Oil page. Mmm. Remember to never ever eat fragrance oil. Also remember that once you use a baking pan, measuring utensil, or any other kitchen supplies to make soap, candles, anything with chemicals, fragrance oils or dyes, don’t use it again for baking. It’s no longer food safe. Even if you wash it, chemical residue may still remain, and can get into your food. Blech. So buy two adorable kitchen sets- one for making your delicious apple crisp, and the other for making your delicious-smelling Apple Crisp-scented candles/soaps/lotions/perfumes/room-scents.

What Does Apple Crisp Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

The aroma of a red juicy apple combined with buttercream and cinnamon with a base note of a baked oatmeal cookie.

How Do Our Customers Use Apple Crisp Fragrance Oil?

Candles? Of course. This alluring apple aroma performs perfectly in joy wax and wow wax, and is nice and strong in soy wax. The maximum usage percentage in vegetable and paraffin waxes is 10%. It is not gel wax compatible. Our coloring recommendations for this sweet spicy scent are to use 3 drops of burgundy, plus 3 drops red, plus one drop brown liquid candle dye per four pounds of wax. Or if you prefer to use color block, we suggest shredding ample amounts of burgundy, red, and cinnamon into your melted wax. Never color candles with crayon- it will clog your wick!

Soaps? Certainly. The maximum usage percentage of this bakery scent in soaps, bath oils, bath gels, and cleaning products is 1%. Cold process soap testing results show that this apple aura is ideal for CP soap: no acceleration; no separation; no ricing; good scent retention. The vanillin content of this freshly-baked fruit fragrance is 3%- so it may have the tendency to discolor your bath and body products. In fact, our cold process soap testing results found that it discolored soap to a very light tan color. If you wish to combat this- try our Vanilla White Color Stabilizer. It’s not a guarantee, but it may help. Ultimately, you are responsible for the results in your finished product. Anyway, we recommend coloring your bath and body products scented with Apple Crisp fragrance by using burgundy soap dye (on clearance!) in the amount that satisfies you. But in case we run out of that by the time you read this blog post, perhaps mix a little Red Oxide and Brown Oxide FUN soap colorant to create an apple cinnamon-y color.

Can I rub it on my body? Sure, if you make lotions or perfumes. The maximum recommended usage percentage in such applications is 0.5%- measure carefully. This fragrance performs perfectly in perfumes.

Can I rub it on the WORLD?! Uh.. sure. Just be responsible about it. The maximum recommended usage percentage for incense and potpourri is 50%. and this scent comes across nice and strong in aroma beads.

Aug
18

Almond Macaroon Fragrance


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Almond Macaroon Fragrance Almond Macaroon Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Guess what! Even more almonds. I think this is it, though, for now. Who knows, I could say that and then almonds rain down on me from the sky. If I’ve angered the almond gods. Anywho, here’s this: Almond Macaroon Fragrance. So, macaroons are typically made with ground almonds, sugar, and egg white, and then any other spices you may like. Isn’t that a heckuva lot like Almond Marzipan? You bet your sweet bippy it is, But guess what? This stuff is shaped into “small, circular cakes”* and baked (*I think you’d just call these cookies- but I don’t know a ton about baking, so I’ll defer to the wisdom of Wikipedia.)

What Does Almond Macaroon Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

This luscious almond cookie (a-ha! It is a cookie!) fragrance by Natures Garden is sure to create a sensory delight. Fresh orange sweetens the toasted almond character, as bakery tones of warm cookie and toasted nut add a yummy sensation. Vanilla bean sweetens the cookie tones, completing the gourmand treat.

How Do Our Customers Use Almond Macaroon Fragrance Oil?

All kinds of crazy ways! Firstly, they make some pretty sweet decorative candles. Almond Macaroon fragrance oil performs perfectly in joy wax and wow wax, and is nice and strong in soy wax. The maximum recommended usage percentage in vegetable waxes and paraffin wax is 10%. Unfortunately, this fragrance is not gel wax compatible. Our coloring recommendations for candles made using this fragrance oil are: no color. I say try to get a vanilla tint using a very small amount of yellow and/or brown liquid candle dye or a very small amount of shredded color blocks.

Secondly, they make some pretty sweetly scented soaps. We happen to have a very cool Macaroon Melt and Pour Soap Recipe ourselves.  The maximum recommended usage percentage for Almond Macaroon fragrance oil in soaps, bath oils, bath gels, and cleaning products is 5%. This fragrance performed well in bath and body products. The vanillin content of Almond Macaroon fragrance oil is 15.5%, which means it may discolor your bath and body products. Our cold process soap testing results found that Almond Macaroon fragrance oil did great in CP soap: no acceleration, no ricing, and no separation; a perfect pour. It did, however, discolor to a dark chocolate color. It also has very strong scent retention. We have no color recommendations for soap, either, but if you’re looking to make your soap a color other than dark chocolate or prevent your bath and body products from discoloring, I recommended trying out our Vanilla White Color Stabilizer (though not a guarantee, it could help bring your soap to a white color, and then you can add whichever soap dye you like!)

Thirdly, they make lotions and perfumes. The recommended maximum usage percentage for Almond Macaroon scent in lotions and perfumes is also 5%. This fragrance performs perfectly in perfumes.

Finally, they make room scents. The maximum recommended usage percentage for Almond Macaroon fragrance oil in potpourri and incense is 50%. This fragrance comes across nice and strong in aroma beads.