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Jan
31

Bubbling Bath Salts Recipe


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Bubbling Bath Salts Recipe

Our next recipe from Natures Garden is a bubbling bath salts recipe.  With St. Patty’s Day right around the corner, we really thought you would enjoy this recipe.  We’ve scented it with Cool Cilantro Fragrance Oil and added a couple different types of cosmetic salts.  In addition, we added some fun layers to give our layered bath salts some added interest.  Finally, we’ve added sodium cocoyl isethionate, which just happens to be my absolute favorite ingredients.  If you have tried adding it to your products yet, you are missing out.  SCI will leave your skin so soft and silky, it is AMAZING!  I consider this ingredient a must have for those creating their own bath and body products.

Bubbling Bath Salts Recipe:  Ingredients Found at Natures Garden

Cool Cilantro Fragrance Oil
Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate- SCI
Dead Sea Salt High Mineral Fine Ground
Hawaiian Black Salt Coarse Ground
FUN Soap Colorant Kelly Green
24K Gold Mica Pigment
8 oz Clear PET Jar
70/400 Black Straight Smooth Lid

Bubbling Bath Salts Recipe: Other Equipment or Supplies You Will Need

Mixing Bowls (4)
Mixing Spoon
Scale

Bubbling Bath Salts Recipe: A Closer Look at the Ingredients

Now, let’s take a closer look at some of the ingredients.  In this recipe we scented it with cool cilantro to give your an uplifting and refreshing feel.  In addition, we used a couple of salts in these bubbling bath salts.  Finally, we have added sodium cocoyl isethionate to not only add bubbles to your bath tub, but also to leave your skin feeling silky and smooth.  So, read on for an in depth look at each of the ingredients that we used in this recipe.

Bubbling Bath Salts Recipe: Cool Cilantro Fragrance OilBubbling Bath Salts Recipe: Cool Cilantro Fragrance Oil

Cool Cilantro fragrance oil by Natures Garden is a single note of freshly picked cilantro herb. This rejuvenating fragrance oil has high levels of essential oil to obtain a very true to name scent. A great refreshing fragrance oil perfect for being creative by mixing it with other scents or great to use alone too.

Bubbling Bath Salts Recipe: Sodium Cocoyl IsethionateBubbling Bath Salts Recipe: Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate

Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate is a gentle surfactant derived from coconut. It can be used in a variety of cosmetic recipes. Sodium Cocoyl Isethioniate (SCI) acts as a foaming and cleansing ingredient. SCI leaves your skin feeling soft and silky. This is an ingredient used in products like soap, bath bombs, bubble bars, and shampoo.  Recommended usage rate: 3%-20%

Bubbling Bath Salts Recipe: Dead Sea Salt High Mineral Fine GroundBubbling Bath Salts Recipe: Dead Sea Salt High Mineral Fine Ground

The Dead Sea is known for its Dead Sea salt; which is said to help heal the body.  Dead Sea salt contains the following beneficial minerals:  Potassium, Magnesium, Bromide, and Calcium Chloride.  The magnesium found in Dead Sea salt helps to calm the nervous system, and helps combat aging, water retention, and stress. Potassium provides the body with energy.  Bromides help to reduce muscle tension.  Calcium increases circulation, and helps prevent water retention. Dead Sea salt is used to make scented bath salts, in some cosmetics, and to make soap salt bars.

Bubbling Bath Salts Recipe: Hawaiian Black Salt Coarse GroundBubbling Bath Salts Recipe: Hawaiian Black Salt Coarse Ground

Hawaiian black sea salt has a brilliant black color and silky texture.  The salt is from the Pacific sea, and is combined with activated charcoal. This compliments the natural salt flavor and adds numerous health benefits to the salt.  This salt is considered Kosher, all natural.

Bubbling Bath Salts Recipe: 24K Gold Mica Pigment

Mica adds shimmer to your body and bath products. Mica can also be used in glycerin soap and gel wax to create a pearl appearance. A little bit goes a long way! Our mica is cosmetic grade; safe for use in lip products.

Bubbling Bath Salts Recipe: Kelly Green FUN Soap ColorantBubbling Bath Salts Recipe: Kelly Green FUN Soap Colorant

Pigment dispersed in vegetable glycerin. Uses: Melt and pour soap, Cold process soap, cosmetics. Stable and non-bleeding . Contains no carmine. Not for use in lip products.  Ingredients: Glycerine, Chromium Oxide Green (77288)

Bubbling Bath Salts Recipe: Total Recipe Weights

410 grams Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate- SCI
420 grams Dead Sea Salt
60 grams Hawaiian Black Salt Coarse Ground
41 grams Cool Cilantro Fragrance Oil
4 grams Kelly Green FUN Soap Colorant
4 grams of 24K Gold Mica Pigment

Bubbling Bath Salts Recipe: Weighing Out the Hawaiian Black Salt

To begin, you will need a small bowl.  Then, weigh out 60 grams of the coarse Hawaiian Black Salt.  I chose to leave this portion scent free.  Since it is black, I worried the oil might cause the activated charcoal that is naturally present in the salt to bleed into other layers.  So, simply weigh out the salt and set the bowl aside.  We will need it when we begin layering our bubbling bath salts recipe.

Bubbling Bath Salts Recipe: Weighing Out the Dead Sea Salt

First, you will need a deep mixing bowl.  You will need to weigh out 420 grams of the Dead Sea salt.  If you notice any clumps in the salt, use your hands to break them up.

Bubbling Bath Salts Recipe: Adding the Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate

Now, we will be adding the Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, or SCI, to the mixture.  So, tare out your scale and add 410 grams of the SCI.  Again, if you find any clumps, be sure to break them up.

Bubbling Bath Salts Recipe: Adding the Cool Cilantro Fragrance Oil

The next step is adding the fragrance oil.  You want to add your fragrance oil directly to the same mixing bowl.  So, to your mixing bowl, add 41 grams of Natures Garden’s Cool Cilantro Fragrance Oil.  Then, using your hands, mix the ingredients together.  Continue to mix until everything is evenly and fully combined.

Bubbling Bath Salts Recipe: Separating the Bath Salts

Next, we will begin separating our bath salts.  You will two additional bowls.  In the first bowl, add 208 grams of the salt mixture.   To the second bowl, you will also add 208 grams of the salt mixture.  The remaining salt mixture can stay in the same bowl.

Bubbling Bath Salts Recipe: Coloring the Bath Salts

Our layered bubbling bath salts recipe will be colored in four different ways.  First, we will use a FUN Soap Colorant from Natures Garden.  Then, we will leave one layer its natural color.  Our third layer in the foaming bath salts will be colored with a shimmering 24K gold mica pigment.  Lastly, our final layer is our Hawaiian black salt.  Hawaiian black salt is naturally colored with activated charcoal, so we will not need to color that layer either.

Bubbling Bath Salts Recipe: Coloring the Green Bath Salts

We will begin with the bowl of our largest portion of bath salts.  Your largest portion of the bath salts will be colored with the Kelly green FUN Soap Colorant from Natures Garden.  So, to the largest portion of bath salts, add 4 grams of the Kelly green FUN Soap Colorant.  Then, use your hands to mix the colorant completely with the salt mixture.  Also, make sure the mixture is free of any clumps.

Bubbling Bath Salts Recipe: Coloring the Gold Bath Salts

Next, you will begin coloring your gold bath salts.  So, in the bowl containing one of the two smaller portions of bath salts, we will add mica.  To this bowl, add 4 grams of your 24K gold mica pigment from Natures Garden.  Then, mix the mica into the bath salts using your hands.

Bubbling Bath Salts Recipe: The Uncolored Bath Salts

Next, you simply need to know that the remaining smaller bowl of uncolored bath salts will be left as it is.  However, I do suggest mixing the the bath salts with your hands at this time.  As you are mixing, check for any clumps.  If you find clumps break them up before we begin layering our bath salts in our jars.

Bubbling Bath Salts Recipe: The Coarse Hawaiian Black Salt

Finally, since Hawaiian black salt is already black in color, we will not need to do anything with the salt.  It is naturally perfect just the way it is!

Bubbling Bath Salts Recipe: Prepare Your Jars

Before we begin packaging our layered bath salts, we will need to prepare our jars.  This recipe will make four 8 ounce jars of bubbling bath salts.  So, go ahead and get your 8 ounce jars out at this time.  Place all four in front of you.  You do not need your lids at this time.

Bubbling Bath Salts Recipe: Layering the Bubbling Bath Salts

Now, we will begin layering the bubbling bath salts.  While we use four different colors, most colors will be used multiple times.  We used two layers of green, two layers of white, and two layers of gold.  The black will be layer a single layer right in the center of the jar.

Bubbling Bath Salts Recipe: The First Green Layer

We will begin with our first green layer.  Start by putting a layer of green bath salts on the bottom of each of your jars.  When looking at your jar, this layer should be about 1/4″ wide.  Once each of your four jars has a green layer, you are ready to move to the next layer.

Bubbling Bath Salts Recipe: The First White Layer

Our next layer will be the uncolored bath salts.  This layer should be about half as thick as your green layer.  Go ahead and place a white layer directly on top of your green layer.  Place a white layer in each jar.

Bubbling Bath Salts Recipe: The First Gold Layer

Now, you will add your first gold layer.  The gold layer should be just as thick as the white layer.  So go ahead and add a layer of your gold bath salts to each jar.

Bubbling Bath Salts Recipe: The Black Salt Layer

Finally, you will be adding the black salt layer.  The layer of black salt should be right in the center of your jar.  So, go ahead and add a thin black layer to each jar.  You will end up adding 15 grams of Hawaiian black salt to each jar.

Bubbling Bath Salts Recipe: The Second Gold Layer

Next, we will be adding our second gold layer of bath salts.  So, add a second layer of gold bath salts to each jar, directly on top of the black layer.  This layer should be the same thickness as your first gold layer.

Bubbling Bath Salts Recipe: The Second White Layer

Now, we will be adding the second white layer.  So, go ahead and add a second layer of white bubbling bath salts.  Again, this layer should be the same thickness of your first white layer.  Remember, add a layer to each of the four jars before moving on.

Bubbling Bath Salts Recipe: The Second Green Layer

Finally, we will add our second green layer.  This is the layer that will fill the remaining portion of our jars.  Once you have filled all of your jars, go ahead and place one of your black lids on top of each jar.

Bubbling Bath Salts Recipe:  Using Your Layered Bath Salts

Lastly, let’s talk about using your bath salts.  Bath salts really are simple to use.  While many bath salts are simply composed of various salts, like Epsom Salt, Dead Sea Salt, or even Himalayan Pink Salt, this particular recipe is a little bit different.  Our bath salt recipe includes SCI.  So, in order to get the best results, you want to add a few scoops of the bath salts directly under your warm running bath water.  As you can see, not only will you get the benefits of the salts, you also will enjoy a wonderful bubble bath!

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Jan
17

Basil Sage Mint Bubble Bars Recipe


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Basil Sage Mint Bubble Bars RecipeBasil Sage Mint Bubble Bars Recipe

Our next project is a bubble bar recipe.  Our basil sage mint bubble bars recipe uses Natures Garden’s Basil Sage Mint Fragrance Oil.  We also incorporated ground basil and peppermint powder.  This bubble bar consists of three layers and uses sodium cocoyl isethionate instead of SLS.  Sodium cocoyl isethionate, or SCI, is a gentle surfactant that comes from coconut.  It is the perfect ingredient to give you perfectly pampered skin.

Basil Sage Mint Bubble Bars Recipe: Basil Sage Mint Fragrance Oil

Before we begin, let’s talk about Basil Sage Mint Fragrance Oil.  If you haven’t smelled this one before, here is what it smells like.  Basil Sage Mint fragrance oil by Natures Garden is a garden fresh medley of basil leaves, clary sage and peppermint sprigs accented by hints of citrus zests, fresh spring flowers, and soft, soothing musk.  It is a wonderful and unique combination that smells AMAZING!

Top Notes:  orange, lemon, peppermint sprigs
Mid Notes:  lily of the valley, jasmine, basil leaves, clary sage
Base Notes:  woods, musk

Basil Sage Mint Bubble Bars Recipe: Ingredients Found at Natures Garden

Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate
Sodium Bicarbonate- Baking Soda
Cream of Tartar
Corn Starch
Basil Sage Mint Fragrance Oil
Meadowfoam Seed Oil
Neon Green FUN Soap Colorant
Lime Green FUN Soap Colorant
Kelly Green FUN Soap Colorant
Vegetable Glycerin
Peppermint Leaf Powder
Basil Leaf Ground
Safety Gloves
Safety Mask
Natures Garden Apron
Safety Glasses

Basil Sage Mint Bubble Bars Recipe: Other Equipment and Supplies You Will Need

Mixing Bowls (4)
Mixing Spoon
Parchment Paper or Silicone Baking Mat
Scale
Knife
Rolling Pin

Basil Sage Mint Bubble Bars Recipe: Total Recipe Amounts and Weights

First, let’s talk about the amounts of each item we will be using.  We should note that while we give you both the weight and volume measurements, we highly recommend using a scale.  By using a scale the measurements will be more precise amounts.

410 grams (2 cups) Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate
460 grams (2 cups) Sodium Bicarbonate- Baking Soda
224 grams (2/3 cup) Cream of Tartar
72 grams (2/3 cup) Corn Starch
200 grams (2/3 cup) Vegetable Glycerin
24 grams (2 TBSP) Meadowfoam Seed Oil
14 grams Basil Sage Mint Fragrance Oil
4 grams FUN Soap Colorant Neon Green
10 grams FUN Soap Colorant Kelly Green
10 drops FUN Soap Colorant Lime Green

Basil Sage Mint Bubble Bars Recipe: Prior to Starting

Prior to starting, you want to prepare your work area and supplies.  So, clean your work area.  Also, get out all of your supplies and ingredients listed above.

Basil Sage Mint Bubble Bars Recipe:  Prepare Your Dry Ingredients

First, we will weigh out our dry ingredients. You will need a deep mixing bowl.  Then, to this bowl, add 460 grams of baking soda, 410 grams sodium cocoyl isethionate, 72 grams of corn starch, and 224 grams cream of tartar.  Now, with gloved hands, mix the dry ingredients together completely.  While you are mixing, break up any clumps you find in the mixture.

Basil Sage Mint Bubble Bars Recipe: Prepare Your Wet IngredientsBasil Sage Mint Bubble Bars Recipe: Prepare Your Wet Ingredients

Next, in a separate bowl, weigh out your wet ingredients.  In your clean mixing bowl weigh out 200 grams of vegetable glycerin.  Then, add 24 grams of your meadowfoam seed oil and 14 grams of Natures Garden’s Basil Sage Mint Fragrance Oil.

Basil Sage Mint Bubble Bars Recipe: Mix Everything TogetherBasil Sage Mint Bubble Bars Recipe: Mix Everything Together

At this stage, we will mix our dry ingredients and wet ingredients together.  It is easiest to add your wet ingredients to the dry ingredients.  So, go ahead and add your wet ingredients to your dry ingredients.  Then, once again, use your hands to mix the ingredients together.  Continue to mix until everything is thoroughly combined.

Basil Sage Mint Bubble Bars Recipe: Separate Your Bubble Bar DoughBasil Sage Mint Bubble Bars Recipe: Separate Your Bubble Bar Dough

Now, we will separate your dough.  For this bubble bar recipe, we will create three colors.  We will have a total of three layers, each a different color.  So, you will need two additional bowls.  In each of the two bowls, add 468 grams of the bubble bar dough.  Leave the remaining dough in the original bowl.

Basil Sage Mint Bubble Bars Recipe: Prepare your Mint Green LayerBasil Sage Mint Bubble Bars Recipe: Prepare your Mint Green Layer

First, you will prepare you mint green layer.  This layer will also include ground basil.  So, to your first bowl, add 2 grams of your ground basil and 4 grams of your neon green FUN Soap Colorant from Natures Garden.  Then, with clean gloves, mix the ingredients until your colorant and basil are fully mixed.

Once you have mixed all of the ingredients together, you want to roll the dough into a ball.  You can then put it back in your mixing bowl and set the bowl aside.  Later, you will be rolling the ball out flat, just like you would cookie dough.  So, you want to make sure it is the proper consistency.  If your dough is too crumbly, you can a little more vegetable glycerin.  However, when doing this be careful not to add too much.  If you add too much, your dough will not be the proper consistency and may not setup properly.

Basil Sage Mint Bubble Bars Recipe: Prepare Your Sage Green LayerBasil Sage Mint Bubble Bars Recipe: Prepare Your Sage Green Layer

Next, you will prepare your sage green layer.  You will need your second mixing bowl.  To your second bowl, add 10 grams of the Kelly green FUN Soap colorant and 10 drops of the lime green FUN Soap Colorant from Natures Garden.  In addition, you will need to add 2 grams of peppermint powder.  Once you have added all of these ingredients, you are ready to mix.  Again, with clean gloves on your hands, mix until everything is fully incorporated.


Again, roll this color into a ball.  We will also be rolling this dough out.  So, if needed you can add a tiny bit more vegetable glycerin.  Finally, place your ball of dough into the second bowl.  Set this bowl aside as well.  We will come back to this bubble bar dough in a later step.

Basil Sage Mint Bubble Bars Recipe: Prepare Your White Layer

Next, you will need to prepare your white layer.  This white layer will be the third and final layer in our bubble bar recipe.  So, you will need the third remaining bowl of soap dough.  This bowl of dough will remain uncolored.  So, you simply need to roll it into a ball.  Finally, set this dough aside, we will come back to it.

Basil Sage Mint Bubble Bars Recipe: Prepare to Roll Out Your Bubble Bar Dough

Now, before you move on, you will need to prepare to roll your bubble bar dough.  So, first, wipe down your work area.  If you are anything like me, you have little pieces of each color of your bubble bar dough in your work area.  Go ahead and clean this up at this time.  Then, lay down a piece of parchment paper that is about 12-15 inches in length.  That will give you a plenty of room to work.  Alternatively, you can use a silicone baking mat.  I chose to use a baking mat, and I placed it on a 9″ x 13″ pan so that I can easily move it if I need too.

Finally, sprinkle a little bit of baking soda on your parchment paper or mat.  This will prevent your dough from sticking to the parchment paper, and make it much easier to roll the dough.  Also, do the same with your roll pin.  I actually used my 16 ounce bottle of vegetable glycerin from Natures Garden to roll my dough out.  So, if you don’t have a rolling pin, this is totally an option.

Basil Sage Mint Bubble Bars Recipe: Roll Out Your Bubble Bar Dough

Basil Sage Mint Bubble Bars Recipe: The Mint Green Layer

Next, it is time to roll out your bubble bar dough.  We will begin with the mint green dough.  So, place the ball of mint green dough in the middle of your parchment paper or baking mat.  Then, use your hands to flatten it out a bit.

Then, use your rolling pin to roll out the dough just like you would with cookie dough.  You want to the dough to be about 1/4 inch thick and in a rectangular shape.  While the shape doesn’t have to be perfect, you want it to be as close to a rectangle as you can get it.

Basil Sage Mint Bubble Bars Recipe: The Sage Green Layer

Now, let’s roll out the sage green layer.  This layer will be rolled out right on top of the previous layer.  So, place the sage colored dough on top of the mint green layer you rolled out.  You want to make sure you place it right in the center of the previous layer.  Gently, flatten the dough.

Then, carefully, roll the sage green dough out.  You want to continue to roll until the edges of the sage colored bubble bar dough matches the edges of the mint green dough.  Once again, make sure the dough maintains that rectangular shape.

Basil Sage Mint Bubble Bars Recipe: The White Layer

Finally, we will roll out the last white layer of bubble bar dough.  So, place the white layer right on top of the sage green layer.  Again, make sure you place it in the center of the rolled out bubble bar dough.  Then, flatten the white dough slightly and begin rolling it out.  Once the white dough matches the size of the green dough, you are finished rolling out your dough.  Just make sure you continue to maintain that rectangular shape.  If needed, gently reshape it a bit.  Like I said before, it doesn’t have to be perfect, just as close as you can get it.

Basil Sage Mint Bubble Bars Recipe: Roll the Bubble Bar Dough Into a Loaf

Finally, you will roll your bubble bar dough into a loaf.  So, position your dough in front of you vertically.  Then, lift up gently on the edge of your mat or parchment paper that is closest to your body.  Slowly and carefully roll the bubble bar dough into a loaf.  You will basically be rolling the dough in the same manner that you would a pumpkin roll.

Continue to roll the dough until it is completely rolled.  You may find little pieces of your dough stuck to your mat.  This happens, but I found when I first began making bubble bars this happened quite often and I often had large amounts left behind when I rolled my loaf.  However, the more I practiced creating them, the easier it became.  So, keep practicing!  After you have completely rolled your dough, if you find you have holes that need filled, you can use some of the dough that was left behind on the mat to patch the holes.  Just be sure that you smooth them out.

Basil Sage Mint Bubble Bars Recipe: Finishing Your Bubble Bars

Well, we are almost done.  Now, you simply slice your bubble bars, in the same manner, you would a loaf of bread.  You want to cut it in about 1-2 inch slices. Once you have sliced them, they simply need to dry out.  And place them a couple inches apart so they can dry thoroughly.  Ours dried in about 48-72 hours.  However, I should add that climate definitely comes into play here.  It may take longer for you, however, you will know they are dry when they are hard to the touch.

Basil Sage Mint Bubble Bars Recipe: Using Your Bubble Bars

Finally, you can start using your bubble bars!  A bubble bar simply needs to be crumbled under your warm running bath water.  So, just crumble one slice under your bath water.  It will fill your tub with bubbles!  So sit back, relax, and unwind!

We hope that you have enjoyed creating your bubbles with us!  Are you looking for even more projects to create?  For even more fragrance fun, check out all of our free recipes and classes.  Don’t forget to show us what you have created!  Post your pics on our social media pages.  You can always find us on Facebook.  Also, make sure you follow us on Instagram and Twitter @ngscents!

 

May
26

Beard Balm Recipe


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Beard Balm RecipeBeard Balm Recipe

Of course, everyone wants to get their dad a gift that he will truly use and enjoy! To solve this issue, we have created a recipe that he could use every day. Truly, there is no better Fathers Day Gift than a homemade Beard Balm Recipe! This Natures Garden creation uses a perfect blend of oils that are each picked specifically because they are wonderful for facial hair. Each oil has slightly different benefits that it brings to this product, which together creates a beard balm that is perfect for all kinds of beards.

Not only will this balm nourishes the facial hair that you currently have, but this craft will promote healthy growth to protect the beard you will have, as well. Whether the dads in your life like a close shave or let it grow wild, everyone can benefit from a little beard balm that nourishes and cares for the facial hair as well as the skin beneath. So, show your dad that you care by giving him a great product that he will enjoy and can use to truly care for his beard.

Beard Balm Recipe Interesting Facts About Beards

Throughout time the general opinions and beliefs about a man’s beard changed so much. Some have viewed this facial hair as useless or even a burden, while others have found beards to be a sign of social status, power, and wisdom. While many of these beliefs belong to cultures that have been long over, it is very interesting to know the differing opinions, regardless. So, I want to share a few of the most interesting opinions of beards that have been held over time. Also, those that are interested and would like to see more super cool facts about beards can check out the  “50 Beard Facts – What Science And History Has To Say About Beards” article. Hope you as much fun as we have with these facts as we have!

Beard Balm Recipe Facts About Beards Throughout Time

Over time, there have been quite a few cultures that have found beards to display dignity, power, and wisdom. Many ancient philosophers have linked beards to the soul and to their wisdom. In ancient Egypt, upper-class males would dye their beards gold to display power and wealth. Also, kings were known to add three beard hairs to a wax seal to provide authenticity. Otto the Great would swear on his beard over anything serious. Further, men in the middle ages saw touching another man’s beard to be very disrespectful, which would result in a duel.

While many found beards to be important, other influential people throughout time have found a beard to be more negative. At one point a leader named Peter the Great found beards to be useless and would tax anyone that wished to grow one. Another man, Alexander the Great, viewed beards as a hindrance as they could be grabbed during hand to hand combat. Further, beards have been prohibited in the US military around the World War I area.

More recently, studies have been done that found that beards can be related to attractiveness. In fact, a 2012 study looked at male attractiveness and found that women viewed men with beards as more aggressive, older, and better off than a clean shaven man. Not only are beards considered to be attractive, but they block a lot of the harmful UV light rays produced by the sun and can filter things like pollen or dust out of the air you breathe. Sounds to me like beards are pretty useful after all!

Beard Balm Recipe Ingredients Available at Natures Garden

Jojoba Oil
Sweet Almond Oil
Olive Oil Pomace
Lanolin Oil USP
Sesame Oil
Cocoa Butter Golden Natural
Shea Butter
White Beeswax
Cedarwood Virginiana Essential
Pure Vitamin E Oil (Tocopherol T-50)
Flat Round Tin with Lid 4 oz.

Beard Balm Recipe Other Ingredients and Equipment

Silicone Mixing Spoon
A Large Mixing Bowl
Gram Scale
A Small Mixing Bowl
Two Differently Sized Pots (One that is Smaller and One that is Larger)

Beard Balm Recipe Weights of Ingredients

102 grams of the White Beeswax
27 grams of the Olive Oil Pomace
57 grams of the Sweet Almond Oil
27 grams of the Jojoba Oil
57 grams of the Sesame Seed Oil
84 grams of the Shea Butter
27 grams of the Cocoa Butter Golden Natural
4 grams of the Cedarwood Virginiana Essential
10 grams of the Lanolin Oil
4 grams of the Pure Vitamin E Oil (Tocopherol T-50)

Beard Balm Recipe Clean and Sanitize

Before you begin, make sure that your instruments and work space are both ready to go. First, tidy up your work area and make sure you have enough room to complete this craft. Also, clear off at least one burner of your stove top. This will help to make sure that nothing falls over during this process and that you have plenty of work space. Second, sanitize all of the equipment you will need for this beard balm recipe. Not only will having everything nearby and ready make this craft quicker, but cleaning your equipment prevents you from contaminating your beard balm during the process. Plus, any debris that gets into your balm would go right into a respectable beard and nobody wants that. So, act responsibly and be prepared by sanitizing everything before you work.

Beard Balm Recipe Creating the Double Boiler

Also, you will want to be able to create a double boiler for this recipe. Since many kinds of oils can be easily scorched under high heat, a double boiler is very important to protect these essential ingredients. The boiling water used in this device will maintain a more consistent heat that is not too much for your oils, but will be hot enough to melt your wax and butters. So, you can melt everything you need to without the risk of burning the ingredients.

If you are unsure of what we mean by double boiler, we will explain exactly how to create this heating device.

So, take your two differently sized pots. The larger pot will be directly on the stove top, while the smaller one will be placed inside of the larger pot. Now, take your larger pot and add about an inch or two of water. In order to be sure we have the right amount of water, you should place the small pot inside the water of the large pot. Check the water level high enough that it is touching the bottom of the small pot. However, if the water is high enough that it could potentially boil over into the small pot, reduce the amount of water. You will not want any water to get into your oils. Then, the smaller pot will hold your ingredients for melting. Now you are ready to heat on the stove.

Beard Balm Recipe Amazing Benefits of the Oils and Butters We Used in this Recipe

These amazing beard oils include; Sweet Almond Oil, Lanolin Oil, Shea Butter, Jojoba Oil, and Olive Oil Pomace. First, we used Shea Butter as it has a plethora of great properties for your facial hair. Not only does this butter help repair damaged hair and soften your beard, but it can be used to quench the skin below. Thus, shea butter reduces beard dandruff and reduces itchiness of your beard skin. Next, we used Jojoba Oil to further qualm dry skin. Since this oil is very similar to the natural oils that face skin produces on its own, it is perfect for moisturizing the skin on your face.

Also, Olive Oil Pomace helps repair the hair follicles and will leave your hair with a nice, clean shine.  Further, Sweet Almond Oil was added to calm agitated or ingrown hairs as it will improve circulation to the areas. Lastly, Lanolin was used to protect your beard skin from dryness or burns. Altogether these oils create a balm that could improve even the most scraggly beard.

Beard Balm Recipe Melting Your Butters and OilsBeard Balm Recipe Melting Your Necessary Butters and Oils

First, you are going to be preparing the oils and butters needed to for the Beard Balm recipe. So, weigh out 102 grams of the White Beeswax, 10 grams of the Lanolin, 27 grams of the Olive Oil Pomace, 57 grams of the Sweet Almond Oil, 27 grams of the Cocoa Butter Golden Natural, 84 grams of the Shea Butter, 27 grams of the Jojoba Oil, and 57 grams of the Sesame Seed Oil into one of your medium sized mixing bowls. Then, transfer these facial hair nourishing ingredients to the smaller pot of your double boiler. Also, be sure to mix these melting ingredients occasionally as they melt to make sure they melt without burning.

Beard Balm Recipe Adding the Vitamin E and Essential OilsBeard Balm Recipe Adding the Vitamin E and Essential Oils to the Mixture

Now, we are going to be adding a few more ingredients to the mixture of melted butters and oils. Take your smaller sized bowl and tare this bowl’s weight from the scale. Now, weigh 4 grams of the Pure Vitamin E Oil and 4 grams of the Cedarwood Virginiana Essential into this smaller bowl.

Next, you will be adding this mixture to the melted oils and butters. After your ingredients in the double boiler have entirely melted, transfer them back into the medium sized mixing bowl. Finally, add the Vitamin E Oil and Essential Oil mixture to the mixing bowl and stir everything together well. Evenly mix everything together to make sure that it all has been incorporated.

Beard Balm Recipe Pouring the Balm into the Tins Beard Balm Recipe Pouring the Balm into the Beard Balm Tins

Now, you are ready to package your product. So, pour the finished beard balm mixture into your round 4 oz. tins. Be slow as you pour your mixture into their containers. While you want to move quick enough to pour everything before the mixture sets up in the bowl, you want to attempt to prevent air bubbles. Pour slow enough that no air bubbles get trapped under the surface, but don’t take all day. Also, after you have filled your tins, very gently tap them on the top of your countertop to remove any air bubbles that may have gotten trapped. Doing this makes sure that all of your beard balm fits in the tins and that you don’t end up with unsightly air pockets. So, it prevents wasting any seemingly extra beard balm that won’t fit in the tins.

Beard Balm Recipe Finishing Up and Ready to UseBeard Balm Recipe Finishing Up the Balm

Finally, your beard balm is so close to being finished! In fact, these tins of balm will be ready to use right after it sets up. Simply let your mixture cool and harden in the tins. You really don’t have to do anything for this part. Just make sure that the beard balm has entirely set up before you move the tins or attempt to use the finished product. If you don’t wait long enough before moving it, the beard balm may spill out or it may not setup evenly. While the balm will be perfectly fine to use, the product will not look as nice for gifting if you make them too early. However, once it has entirely set up your beard balm is ready for you to use right away!

Beard Balm Recipe Using Your Completed Beard Balm

Further, those that are unsure of how to apply Beard Balm can get some simple tips on usage right here! Once you know what you’re doing, application is very simple! First, wash your beard with soap and dry it off completely to make sure the oils will be able to act properly with the hair. Then, use your fingers to scoop out a bit of your beard balm and rub it between your hands. Now, run your hands through your beard. Make sure to rub the balm into the skin below your beard as well, because the balm is great for your facial hair all the way down to the root. Plus, using this balm on stubble or where your facial hair will grow can still promote healthy growth. So, we hope that you enjoy this beard care product and that your facial hair looks better than ever!

Oct
06

Witching Hour Fragrance


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Witching Hour FragranceWitching Hour Fragrance Oil – Fragrance Oil Spotlight

The “witching hour” commonly refers to the time of night when witches and other supernatural beings are believed to be at their most powerful. In medieval times, it was believed that any woman out after midnight without a ‘legitimate reason’ to be out could have been suspected of witchcraft. In more modern times, the witching hour refers to the last hour of stock trading between 3pm and 4pm which sees a high amount of activity. Not as exciting as magic and ghosts and ghouls. Witching Hour Fragrance Oil from Natures Garden is perfect for your fall bath and body recipes

What Does Witching Hour Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

A fun Halloween fragrance composed of spicy, magical notes:  this accord begins with freshly ground cinnamon bark, and complemented with herbal notes of bergamot, cannabis flower, jasmine, and rose;  and sits on earthy base notes of sheer musk, black tea, and patchouli.

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

Candles! This spooky scent performs perfectly in Joy wax and WOW wax and is nice and strong in soy wax. It is not gel wax compatible. The maximum recommended usage percentage for this fun fall fragrance in vegetable waxes and paraffin wax is 10%. Our coloring suggestions for candles are to use 6 drops of purple liquid candle dye per 4 pounds of wax or shred an ample amount of purple color block into your melted wax. Never color your candles with crayons; it will clog the wick.

Room scents! This complex accord comes across nice and strong in aroma beads and its maximum recommended usage percentage in incense and potpourri is 50%. (Try a reed sticks for easy room scenting!)

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

Soaps! The maximum recommended usage percentage for this Halloween aroma in bath oils, bath gels, and soap is 1%. Our cold process soap testing found that this fragrance performed perfectly in CP soap. It showed no acceleration, no ricing, no separation, no discoloration, and good scent retention. Our coloring suggestions for bath and body products are to use purple soap colorant in the amount that satisfies you. Never color your bath and body products with candle dye or they will end up coloring you! Now is the time where I’d normally recommend using natural soap colorant but, unfortunately, natural purple soap colorants are hard to find. You could try using activated charcoal powder to dye your soap black (or gray depending on how much you use). Activated charcoal is also a detoxifying agent and a natural odor absorber!

Body products (outside of the bath)! This magical scent performs perfectly in perfumes and its maximum recommended usage percentage in lotions and body sprays is 0.5%.

Cleaning products! The maximum recommended usage percentage for this fall fragrance in cleaning products is 1%.

Check out our Unscented Bases for an easy way to create the array of products listed above using this special scent- just be sure to not to exceed maximum recommended usage percentages!

Oct
03

Nutmeg Fragrance Oil


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Nutmeg Fragrance OilNutmeg Fragrance Oil – Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Nutmeg Fragrance Oil from Nature’s Garden is a fantastic natural-smelling aroma to add to your scented product line.  Spicy and woodsy, this scent is perfect for creating products with an earthy touch.  Soy wax candles and natural colored soaps pair nicely with this scent as the fragrance oil, which now has higher levels of essential oil, gives off a warm and lively energy.  People who frequently incorporate the spice in recipes absolutely melt for this fragrance! A valued customer from New England writes “I love nutmeg! I use it all the time in my products.So, I wanted to try the fragrance oil too. This is a great one!  Strong, good throw, very true to the name and long lasting. You will not be disappointed!!!”  We love seeing gleaming reviews like this, because it means that you enjoy the scent!  Give Nutmeg Fragrance Oil a try today; you just may fall in love!

What Does Nutmeg Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

Nutmeg Fragrance Oil from Nature’s Garden is a true-to-name scent that fully embodies the aroma of the nutmeg spice.  Spicy and woodsy, this fragrance is a solid choice if you are looking for a bold nutmeg aroma.  Slightly herbal undertones give this fragrance oil a soft edge that cannot be ignored!

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

Nutmeg scent adds a unique element to room scenting products, delivering a sweet, woodsy spice!  Room scenters can blend up to 7.4% of this fragrance oil in projects.  In addition, this scent performs exceptionally well in sachet beads and smelly jellies.  This fragrance oil is also strong in incense and potpourri.

Homemade candle crafters can use Nutmeg Fragrance Oil up to 7.4% with vegetable waxes and paraffin wax.  This scent will perform perfectly in Joy Wax, Wow Wax, and is also nice and strong in soy waxes.  Give your candles and homemade wax tarts some color by adding one drop of brown liquid candle dye per 4 pounds of wax.  You can also color your melted wax with a small amount of brown color blocks.  Remember, never use crayons to color your candles as they will clog your wick, preventing a proper burn!

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

Nutmeg Fragrance Oil can also be used to create fresh, spicy bath and body products.  If you are making cold process soap, you may use this fragrance up to 5% of your total recipe.  Our Cold Process Soap Testing Results show that this fragrance oil performed nicely!  There was no ricing, acceleration, separation, or discoloration.  Further, the cured soap exhibited a good scent retention.  We personally feel as though the natural color of cured soap accurately represents this fragrance.  If you do wish to color your soap, you may use soap dye in the amount that satisfies you.  Remember not to use candle dyes in any of your bath and body products as they are not body safe.

Lastly, Nutmeg Fragrance Oil can be used to create a wide array of distinct, earthy products.  Bath gels, bath fizzies, and bath melts were found to perform well when the recommended maximum of 1.7% fragrance oil is incorporated.  Handcrafted perfumes and other recipes such as lotions, creams, or body sprays that will stay on the skin can utilize a maximum of 1% fragrance oil.  Homemade cleaning supplies also perform well with a maximum fragrance usage of 1.7%.

Sep
29

Rosemary Mint Type Fragrance Oil


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Rosemary Mint Type Fragrance OilRosemary Mint Type Fragrance Oil – Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Rosemary Mint Type Fragrance Oil is a wonderfully appealing fragrance for those who are in search of a fragrance enlightenment.  The distinct scent of fresh rosemary mingling with herbs and mints creates an awakening scent that is nothing short of relaxing.  Clear your mind and relieve your stress with this herbaceous, spa-like scent.  Inspiration comes easily when you’re using Rosemary Mint Type Fragrance Oil!

What Does Rosemary Mint Type Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

Rosemary Mint Type Fragrance Oil from Nature’s Garden is the fresh aroma of home grown garden rosemary mingling with cool peppermint and spearmint leaves.  This scent takes inspiration from a popular Rosemary Mint fragrance to create an uplifting scent you’re sure to love!

How Do Our Customers Use Rosemary Mint Type Fragrance Oil in Room Scenting Recipes?

A room scenting product incorporating this delightful scent will create an atmosphere of rest and relaxation! Potpourri, incense, and Smelly Jelly recipes can be made with a maximum recommended level of 50% fragrance oil.  This fragrance also performs nice and strong in aroma beads.

If you find yourself making homemade candles, you will be delighted to learn that this fragrance performs perfectly in Joy Wax and Wow Wax.  Rosemary Mint Type Fragrance Oil also does well in soy wax.  Candle crafters should note that the recommended maximum usage for this fragrance oil is 10% when used with vegetable wax or paraffin wax.  We suggest using 4 drops of green candle colorant and one drop of brown liquid candle dye per four pounds of wax when adding color.  Another option would be to shred a small amount of brown and green color blocks into your melted wax.  However, never use crayons to color your candles as they will clog your wick.

How Do Our Customers Use Rosemary Mint Type Fragrance Oil in Bath and Body Recipes?

Rosemary Mint Type Fragrance Oil can be used to create uplifting, refreshing bath and body products.  Soap makers can use up to 5% fragrance oil in cold process soap or melt and pour soap recipes.  Our Cold Process Soap Testing Results show soaps made with Natures Garden’s Rosemary Mint Type Fragrance Oil will have a perfect pour!  There is no ricing, no acceleration, no separation, and no discoloration.  Cured soap had a strong scent!  If you wish to color your soap, we recommend using green soap colorant in the amount of your liking.  Remember never to use candle dye in bath and body products as candle dyes are not body safe.

Rosemary Mint Type Fragrance Oil has an incredibly versatile scent that can be used in a wide variety of products.  Bath gels, bath oils, and bath bombs have been shown to perform well with 5% of fragrance added. With a maximum usage of up to 5%, this scent also performs perfectly in homemade perfumes.  Smooth lotions pair nicely with this scent, which can be used at a maximum of 5% fragrance oil.  Customers also create homemade cleaning products which can incorporate a maximum of 5% fragrance oil.

Rosemary Mint Type Fragrance Oil RecipeFinally, are you ready to get started with Rosemary Mint Type Fragrance Oil?  Check out our free recipe for a Natural Salve, which incorporates this scent!  Let us know how it comes out!

Sep
14

Sage and Citrus Fragrance Oil


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Sage and Citrus Fragrance OilSage and Citrus Fragrance Oil – Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Sage and Citrus Fragrance Oil from Nature’s Garden is a vibrant fragrance oil that mixes shimmering citrus scents with base notes of fresh sage leaves.  This Best Selling fragrance oil is has a scent that simply cannot be ignored.  One whiff of this one and you’ll be hooked!  It’s a great addition to any of your scented product lines.  Drawing inspiration from popular sage and citrus combinations, not only in bath and body products, but the food and drink industry as well.  This fragrance performs exceptionally well in candles.  A valued customer from Kitchener, Ontario CA writes “I really like this scent! It has an excellent hot and cold throw. I would highly recommend this scent!”  Pick up a bottle of Sage and Citrus Fragrance Oil from Nature’s Garden today and explore all of the fun ways you can use this shimmer scent!

What Does Sage and Citrus Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

Sage and Citrus Fragrance Oil from Nature’s garden is a distinctive combination of top notes of mandarin, tangerine, ruby red grapefruit, and lemon rinds.  A base note of fresh sage leaves makes this Nature’s Garden scent a Best Seller!

How Do Our Customers use Sage and Citrus Fragrance Oil in Room Scenting Recipes?

Sage and Citrus Fragrance Oil can be used to create shimmering room scents.  Products such as incense, potpourri, and Smelly Jellies can use this fragrance oil as 50% of the total recipe. This fragrance oil also performs exceptionally well in aroma beads.

Wax-based products, such as candles and tarts, will perform exceptionally well when up to 10% fragrance oil is incorporated in your recipe.  This scent performs wonderfully in Joy candle wax and Wow Wax, and in soy waxes such as 464 soy wax.  When coloring your candle wax, we recommend using 4 drops of yellow candle dye and a small amount of orange liquid candle dye per four pounds of wax.  Alternatively, you could shred a small amount of yellow and orange color block into your melted wax.  Either way you choose to color your candles, do not use crayons as a colorant for your wax. Crayons will likely clog your wick, preventing the candle from properly burning.

How Do Our Customers use Sage and Citrus Fragrance Oil in Bath and Body Recipes?

Sage and Citrus Fragrance Oil is a truly unique dynamic bath and body scent.  Bath gels, bath bombs, and oils perform perfectly with 5% of this bright fragrance oil is used.  Sage and Citrus Fragrance Oil is a commanding scent no matter what products you are creating!  Using as much as 5% fragrance oil, our customers create fresh homemade perfumes, body sprays, and lotions.  Customers also make their own household cleaning supplies with up to 5% fragrance oil.

Handcrafted soap makers can use as much as 5% in cold process soaps, hp soap, or melt and pour soap recipes.  Our Cold Process Soap Testing Results show that this fragrance accelerates trace, so soap at room temperature!  There was no separation, no discoloration, and especially relevant, the cured soap retained a strong scent. If you wish to color your soap, we recommend using yellow soap colorant and orange soap dye according to your specifications.  Finally, remember, never use candle dye to color your bath and body products as they are not body safe.