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Apr
20

Vegan Lip Balm Kit


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Vegan Lip Balm KitVegan Lip Balm Kit

The Vegan Lip Balm Kit is a recipe that is silky and extremely moisturizing, like many other Nature’s Garden lip balm recipes. Since this lip care recipe includes various oils and butters that are soft and long-lasting, this is a perfect recipe for great lip care. Not only is this silky lip balm perfect for lip care, but this recipe is completely vegan! The lip balm recipe doesn’t use any products that are come from animals. Typically, lip balm recipes use beeswax, so we replaced this ingredient with candelilla wax. This alternative is plant based, but it is still just as great for your lips. Also, this kit creates twenty-four full tubes of vegan lip balm, so you will have plenty of lip balm with even some to share. So, this kit is all around perfect for anyone looking for a great lip balm that happens to have the additional bonus of being entirely vegan!

Vegan Lip Balm Kit Ingredients From Natures Garden

Vegan Lip Balm Kit

Ingredients Included Within the Vegan Lip Balm KitIngredients Included Within the Vegan Lip Balm Kit

Candelilla Wax
Coconut Oil 76
Castor Oil
Cocoa Butter Deodorized
Vitamin E Oil (Tocopherol T-50) Natural
Flavoring-Strawberry Sorbet
Powdered Stevia Sweetener
White Lip Balm Tubes and Caps
Disposable Pipettes

Vegan Lip Balm Kit Other Equipment Needed

A Stove Top
One Large Pot
One Medium Pot
Scale
Mixing Spoons
Mixing Bowls

Vegan Lip Balm Kit Total Recipe Weights

27 grams of Candelilla Wax
37 grams of Coconut Oil 76
35 grams of Castor Oil
17 grams of Cocoa Butter
1 gram of Vitamin E Oil
20 Drops of Strawberry Sorbet Flavoring Oil (optional)
Powdered Stevia Sweetener (use as much or as little of the packet as you would like)

Vegan Lip Balm Kit Clean and Sanitize

You are going to want to make sure that you are completely prepared before you begin this project. So, you’ll need to gather and sanitize all the necessary ingredients and equipment. First, gather all of the equipment that you will need to complete this project. Also, sanitize your workspace and any other equipment. This will prevent potentially contaminating the lip balm and make the process easier to complete.

Vegan Lip Balm Kit Setting up the Double BoilerVegan Lip Balm Kit Setting up the Double Boiler

Before you start make sure you know how to create a double boiler which will be used to melt your oils, waxes, and butters. You will need the two differently sized pots and a stove top. So, take the larger pot and add two or three inches of water. Then, place the smaller pot into the water. Place the double boiler on the stove and you’re ready to use! Once you have prepared your waxes, butters, and oils, place them in the smaller pot. You will then need to turn your oven on a low heat setting. Make sure that you keep a careful eye on the water level and make sure the ingredients don’t get too hot. You do not want to overheat the oils.

Vegan Lip Balm Kit Working with the Candelilla Wax and Cocoa ButterVegan Lip Balm Kit Working with the Candelilla Wax and Cocoa Butter

First, you will weigh out a few of the ingredients that will take longer to melt. So, retrieve a gram scale and tare out the weight of a bowl. Then, weigh the appropriate amounts of candelilla wax and cocoa butter into the bowl. After, transfer these ingredients to the small pot of the double boiler and turn on the stove top. While these ingredients are melting move on to the next step.

Vegan Lip Balm Kit Working with the Softer OilsVegan Lip Balm Kit Working with the Softer Oils

Next, you will weigh out the remaining oils for the recipe. So, tare out the bowl on the gram scale. Then, weigh out 37 grams of Coconut Oil 76, 35 grams of Castor Oil, and 1 gram of Vitamin E Oil into the bowl. After most of the candelilla wax and cocoa butter has melted, add this mixture of oils to the smaller pot in the double boiler. Make sure that your oils don’t burn as you wait for everything to be melted. Finally, once everything has melted, you can remove the melted oils from the stove top and transfer them into your bowl.

Vegan Lip Balm Kit Adding Optional IngredientsVegan Lip Balm Kit Adding Optional Ingredients

Now, you are at a point where you can add in some optional ingredients. These ingredients could be flavoring, lip tint, or stevia sweetener. If you choose to flavor your lip balm, then add 20 drops of the provided Strawberry Sorbet Flavoring Oil. However, you could leave your lip balm plain if you’d prefer. Also, you can add a bit of the Stevia Sweetener to your lip balm. Although it won’t dissolve, adding a small amount shouldn’t be too noticeable. If you choose you can also crush it up a bit to create a finer powder. You also have the option to include a bit more of the provided sweetener to provide a lip scrub feel. Although you can add a lip tint to your melted oils, there is no lip tint included in the kit. After you decide the specifics of your lip balm you’re ready for the next step.

Vegan Lip Balm Kit Filling the Lip Balm TubesVegan Lip Balm Kit Filling the Lip Balm Tubes

Finally, you are ready to transfer the melted lip balm to your lip balm tubes. You will want to move quickly to prevent the lip balm from setting up before you are able to transfer. So, take your plastic transfer pipettes and move the melted lip balm into the tubes. Make sure you allow your lip balm time to set up before you move the tubes or add the cap. So, after the lip balm entirely sets up your lip balm is ready to use!

Feb
28

Activated Charcoal Recipes


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Activated Charcoal Recipes Activated Charcoal Recipes 

If you are looking for an amazing way to get yourself a deep body cleanse, then you are not going to want to miss out on these amazing activated charcoal recipes! This cosmetic additive has a unique chemical structure that leads to some amazing benefits for the human body.

Since activated charcoal has a multitude of internal spaces, or pores, on its surface, it is able to sort of trap a variety of chemicals.  This includes things like toxins in your body, on its surface. Thus, these toxins are all in one place and are unable to react with anything else. This makes the toxins easier for the body manage and remove. This makes the activated charcoal extremely useful for cleansing the human body. Not only can it be used to cleanse the outside of the body, but this powder is useful for removing internal toxins as well. Therefore, recipes that use activated charcoal can be more cleansing and better for the skin. So, this blog will discuss further a few of the benefits of activated charcoal. In addition, we give you a variety of fantastic activated charcoal recipes from Natures Garden.

Activated Charcoal Recipes Skin Toxins Removal Benefit

Activated charcoal is a fantastic detoxifier that can be used to help clear up your skin! This recipe has been known to be great for reducing blemishes on the skin, even blemishes that may pop up on the face. Anything from pimples to deep down pore impurities can be reduced by using this amazing cosmetic powder. Further, outbreaks of acne have been found to be reduced in various cases from the use of activated charcoal on any afflicted areas. Since activated charcoal attracts and helps remove toxins and small particles, it will help pull out the toxins in your pores that would otherwise build up and eventually cause nasty blemishes. Overall, activated charcoal is a perfect ingredient to use on your face and general skin care routine!

Activated Charcoal Recipes Activated Charcoal Mask Recipe

Activated Charcoal Recipes Activated Charcoal Mask RecipeSince activated charcoal has all kinds of beneficial properties for skin, this incredible ingredient would make a perfect addition to a variety of recipes. One such cosmetic recipe is meant for cleansing the face. While this recipe is hardly the only choice for an effective cleanse, Natures Garden has a great facial mask recipe.  It was created incorporating this lovely powder. The Activated Charcoal Mask Recipe is a simple recipe that helps clean out your pores and rejuvenate your skin!  The activated charcoal along with the help of vitamin E oil, bentonite clay powder, vegetable glycerin, and rosemary essential oil will create a difference in your skin that you will be able to see and feel. So, take a chance on this cleansing recipe and feel a deeper clean from your typical skin care regimen!

Activated Charcoal Recipes Lumps of Coal Bath Bombs Recipe

Activated Charcoal Recipes Lumps of Coal Bath Bombs RecipeEveryone loves a great bath bomb! Watching the pretty orb fizz as you sit back and relax. It is the perfect end to a long day. However, just sitting back and relaxing with a typical bath bomb is not going to scrub all that dirt. No matter how pretty the scent you eventually realize your bath bombs were not made for anything more than a scented soak. So, why not create a bath bomb recipe with more cleansing power? Get ready for a soak in the bath that your body deserves while the activated charcoal does all the work. While this recipe has the typical ingredients of a bath bomb, the Lumps of Coal Bath Bomb Recipe has the added benefit of this useful cosmetic powder.

Originally, this recipe was formulated to appear to be lumps of coal for the holiday season. However, this fantastic bath bomb recipe deserves to be celebrated all year round! It’s impossible to limit something this great to just the holiday season, so give this cleansing bath bomb recipe a try.               

Activated Charcoal Recipes Activated Charcoal Scrub Recipe

Activated Charcoal Recipes Activated Charcoal Scrub RecipeScrubs are one of the best kinds of products to fix dry, flaky hands. This is often the product of choice for dry skin. This is because scrubs can be used to remove dead skin. The added oils moisturize at the same time. While a scrub recipe is amazing for quenching dry skin, they’re typically made without any kind of cleansing properties. While activated charcoal is not exactly the same as soap, adding this cleansing powder to a scrub can make it more than just your average scrub. So, creating this recipe, Activated Charcoal Scrub Recipe, is the best of both worlds! Not only do you get the exfoliating and nourishing power of an average scrub recipe, but there is the added benefit you get from adding activated charcoal.

Activated Charcoal Recipes Creating Naturally Colored Activated Charcoal Soap Recipes

Activated Charcoal Recipes Creating Naturally Colored Activated Charcoal Soap RecipesActivated charcoal can add some extra cleaning power to your soap recipes. Also, this cosmetic powder can be used for aesthetic purposes too. This powder can be used to naturally color your soap to a shade of black. Plus, from the addition of diamond dust mica, it has a unique shimmer. So, the Activated Charcoal Soap Recipe was created to blend the aesthetic appeal with the amazing properties.

Activated Charcoal Powder Uses Creative Cold Processes Soap Recipe

Activated Charcoal Powder Uses Creative Cold Processes Soap RecipeAs you now know, this cosmetic powder is a perfect addition to recipes made for cleansing! An obvious recipe would be creating soap. However, it is not just melt and pour soap that can benefit from the powder. Another creative way to use activated charcoal is as a colorant in a fun cold process soap recipe! Total Hot Man CP Soap Recipe takes everything we all know and love about soap making, giving it a slightly new twist. Since this recipe utilizes the benefits of activated charcoal, it is just as cleansing as the typical cold process soap. In addition, it has the deep pore cleaning power of this fantastic cosmetic powder!

Activated Charcoal Recipes Naturally Colored Fish Kiss Soap Recipe

Activated Charcoal Recipes Naturally Colored Fish Kiss Soap RecipeFurther, activated charcoal is used to create some fun and unique recipes. Activated charcoal can be used as a natural pigment for the soap. It is a great way to get creative. Additionally, you will maintain the usefulness of your product. One recipe created by Natures Garden is an mp soap.  This soap recipe uses some soap colored with activated charcoal. It is our Fish Kiss Melt and Pour Soap Recipe. This creation is a super cute fishy melt and pour soap recipe! Imagine a big, orange and black fish swimming in a soap bar size pool of water! Check out this recipe that combines deep, true cleanliness with adorable creativity.

Activated Charcoal Recipes Where to Find Recipes and Products

Are you looking to create one or more of these recipes above? Go to Natures Garden’s website to find the ingredients needed for the above recipes. You can find the recipes on our site too. Simply click the link on the name of the recipe. It will take you to a detailed tutorial. Nearly all of the ingredients used in the recipes mentioned can be purchased from Natures Garden. You can click on this activated charcoal link to purchase the powder discussed throughout this blog.

We hope that you have found this blog both inspiring and informative.  In addition, Natures Garden offers a variety of other fragrance fun ideas.  You will find all of our free classes and recipes in our recipe box.  We are also always here to assist in your creative endeavors.

Natures Garden sells activated charcoal for external use only. We do not sell it 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.

Sep
21

Southern Home Fragrance Oil


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Southern Home Fragrance OilSouthern Home Fragrance Oil – Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Southern Home Fragrance Oil is a delicious pie scent by Natures Garden. This aroma is a tasty blend of a buttery crust scent and sweet berry and fruit filling scents that smell akin to a fresh homemade southern pie. This pie fragrance oil is a delicious and best selling scent that is perfect for creating all kinds of different kind of homemade products and creations.

What Does Southern Home Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is a rich combination of blackberries and currents, with undertones of cinnamon and orange zests, in a warm southern baked crust.  A Best Seller!  An NG Original Fragrance!

How Do Our Customers Use Southern Home Fragrance Oil in Bath and Body Products?

Homemade bath and body products can be created by our customers with this delicious fragrance oil. Bath oils, bath gels, soaps, lotions, perfumes, bath bombs, and other related bath and body products at a fragrance oil concentration of 5%. If you wish to color any of your bath and body products, then we would suggest for you to use burgundy and purple soap colorants in your preferred amounts.  Just remember not to use any candle dyes in any of your body products.

Not only can melt and pour soap creations be made, but soaps can also be made from scratch. Our Cold Process Soap Testing Results revealed that this fragrance oil will perform well. A batch that uses this scent has no ricing, no separation, and no acceleration. The cured soap will have a dark brown discoloration. The bars will have a good scent retained. Due to the vanillin content of 5%, adding Vanilla White Color Stabilizer may prevent some of the discoloration. However, there are more than forty ingredients used in fragrance manufacturing that may contribute to discoloration of products.

How Do Our Customers Use Southern Home Fragrance Oil in Room Scenting Products?

Our customers can create all kinds of room scenting products with this delicious dessert fragrance oil. Potpourri and incense can each be scented with a maximum of 50% for this fragrance oil. Any sort of homemade cleaning products can be created with up to 5% of this pie scent. Aroma bead products and smelly jelly crystals will retain a nice and strong scent when this fragrance oil is used.

Additionally, this fragrance oil can be used to scent all kinds of wax based room scenting products. Homemade candles, wax tarts, and other products can include this scent up to 10% of this fragrance oil. Joy Wax, WOW Wax, and soy wax will each perform perfectly with Southern Home Fragrance Oil. For those who want to add a colorant, but haven’t decided on a shade we have a suggestion. Use four drops of burgundy with four drops of purple liquid candle dye. When using color blocks, use a small amount of shredded burgundy and purple. As always, just remember not to use any crayons in the candle products or you will clog your wick.

Sep
16

Orange Cream Cupcake Fragrance Oil


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Orange Cream Cupcake Fragrance OilOrange Cream Cupcake Fragrance Oil – Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Orange Cream Cupcake Fragrance Oil from Nature’s Garden is a mouthwatering bakery scent that will bring back vivid childhood memories!  Enjoy the distinct aroma of an orange cream cupcake in a wide variety of products!  The rich, succulent aromas of orange peel, brown sugar, and buttercream are complemented by a range of bakery notes that creates a fantastic fragrance that is fit for a pastry fanatic!  Yielding several 5-star reviews, Orange Cream Cupcake Fragrance Oil is a favorite of our customers, and yours!  A valued customer from Illinois writes “I ordered a sample of this just to try out. After making the candles I had to purchase more. This reminds of a dreamsicle mixed with some cake. This is one of my favorite scents. I cannot keep this in stock!”  Give this scent a try today and you just may fall in love!

What Does Orange Cream Cupcake Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

Orange Cream Cupcake Fragrance Oil from Nature’s Garden is a delectable aroma consisting of top notes of orange peel, tangy lemon, and citron zests.  Rich notes of creamsicle frosting, brown sugar, sweet buttercream, and drizzled rum mix wonderfully with bittersweet chocolate and vanilla extract!

How Do Our Customers Use Orange Cream Cupcake Fragrance Oil in Room Scenting Recipes?

This sweet treat will create a delectable bakery aroma when used in room scenting products.  Room scenting recipes can incorporate up to 50% of this fragrance oil in products like incense and potpourri.  This fragrance oil is also nice and strong in aroma beads.  Homemade candles can use Orange Cream Cupcake Fragrance Oil up to 10% with vegetable waxes and paraffin wax.  This scent will perform wonderfully in soy wax,  Joy Wax, or Wow Wax.  For those who wish to color their candles, we recommend adding two drops of orange Spectrum liquid candle dye per 4 pounds of wax.  You can also color your melted wax with a small amount of orange color blocks.  Remember, never use crayons to color your candles as they will clog your wick.

How Do Our Customers Use Orange Cream Cupcake Fragrance Oil in Bath and Body Recipes?

Orange Cream Cupcake Fragrance Oil can add a bright, sugar boost to your bath and body products! Soap makers can use 5% fragrance oil in cold process and melt and pour soap recipes.  Our Cold Process Soap Testing Results show that this fragrance oil behaves very well when making soap.  There is no acceleration, no ricing, and no separation.  Cured soap discolors to a dark chocolate and the scent was nice and strong!  If you wish to color your soap or other bath and body products, we would recommend using orange soap colorant 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.

Customers also incorporate Orange Juice Cake Fragrance Oil into many other products.  Projects like bath oils and bath gels were found to perform well when the recommended maximum of 5% fragrance oil is incorporated.  Homemade perfumes perform well with this luscious fragrance when a maximum of 5% fragrance oil is used.  Homemade lotions can also be created.  We recommend that you adhere to a 5% fragrance oil maximum.  Homemade cleaners also perform very well with a maximum fragrance usage of 5%.

Orange Cream Cupcake Fragrance Oil Soap Cupcake RecipeLooking for a fun and creative way to use this scent?  Make a luscious batch of Orange Cream Cupcake soap with this free recipe!

Aug
15

White Gardenia Fragrance Oil


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White Gardenia Fragrance OilWhite Gardenia Fragrance Oil – Fragrance Oil Spotlight

White Gardenia Fragrance Oil from Nature’s Garden is a floral fragrance with a regal appeal.  It has been reported that Kate Middleton wore a fragrance named White Gardenia Petals when she married Prince William.  Therefore, we worked tirelessly to create a scent that would represent this royal aroma.  Appealing to the likes of royalty is no easy task, but the kings and queens of our customer base have given this fragrance a perfect 5-star rating.  A valued customer from Eatonton, GA writes “This is a wonderful Gardenia. Can’t do much better then this. Awesome throw in soy. Even people that don’t like floral have loved this one.”

Try White Gardenia Fragrance Oil today!

What Does White Gardenia Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

White Gardenia Fragrance Oil from Nature’s Garden is an opulent, luxurious floral fragrance that was designed to appeal to the likes of royalty!  Top notes of citrus, lily of the valley, and aldehydes begin this bright scent.  Middle notes of white gardenia, jasmine, and muguet rest on subtle notes of amber woods to create a warm floral base like no other!

How Do Our Customers Use White Gardenia Fragrance Oil in Bath and Body Products?

Indulge in a touch of luxury by creating bath and body products with White Gardenia Fragrance Oil.  Bath bombs, gels, and oils perform nicely when the maximum recommendation of 5% fragrance oil is added.  White Gardenia Fragrance Oil from Nature’s Garden can be used to create a bouquet of refreshing products!  Handmade perfumes perform well with this fragrance when a maximum of 5% fragrance oil is used.  Homemade lotions can be created using White Gardenia Fragrance Oil.  We recommend lotion recipes use no more than 5% fragrance oil.  Homemade cleaning recipes can also be created using a maximum of 5%.

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 video shows that this fragrance oil behaves nicely!  There was no acceleration, no ricing, and no separation.  Cured soap did not discolor and maintained a very strong scent retention.  We do not recommend a colorant for your bath and body products when using this fragrance.  However, if you wish to color your soap, we recommend using liquid 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 White Gardenia Fragrance Oil in Room Scenting Products?

White Gardenia Fragrance Oil creates a blossoming scent for any space.  Those creating homemade air fresheners can incorporate up to 50% of White Gardenia Fragrance Oil in their projects.  You can use this floral fragrance oil in incense and smelly jelly recipes.  This fragrance oil was also found to create strongly scented aroma beads.

Candles and wax tarts can be made using up to 10% fragrance with vegetable and paraffin waxes.  It does nicely in Joy Wax, Wow Wax, and even Pillar of Bliss.  Additionally, customers can use this strong floral scent in gel wax candles.  We do not recommend a colorant for your wax products when using this fragrance.  However, if you do wish to color your candles or tarts, you may use a small amount of Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye or shredded color blocks.  Do not use crayons to color your candles as they will clog your wick.