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Jun
06

Craft Ideas for Father’s Day


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Craft Ideas for Father's DayCraft Ideas for Father’s Day

If you are looking for a homemade craft idea for your dad this upcoming Fathers Day, then check out this list of ideas! We have compiled some create Craft Ideas for Father’s Day that he could really use and enjoy. Whether you are looking to create something for a father-in-law, husband, grandfather, or your own father, we have a little something for everyone. Plus, making a large recipe could provide gifts for a few of these wonderful men.

Also, we have a variety of crafting recipes for people at different levels of experience. For example, we have some recipes for soap from scratch for bonafide soap makers and we have a few crafts that would be simple enough for children to complete with the help of a grown up. Plus, we have crafts for a variety of skill levels in between! So, we think that we may have a recipe that could work for anyone regardless of skill or interests! Additionally, we have a variety of themes for these potential gifts that cover all sorts of different kinds of dads. Whether your father loves beer, bacon, camouflage, football, or something else entirely we are likely to have a recipe for a craft that would be perfect!

Tiger Stripe Soap RecipeCraft Ideas for Father’s Day Tiger Stripe Soap

Check out a great recipe that you can create for any of  the fathers in your life. Our Tiger Stripe Soap Recipe uses the very masculine scent of our Animalistic Instinct Fragrance Oil to create the perfect soap for men. Plus, the finished soaps will look just as wild and unforgettable as they smell. The fragrance that is used in this recipe is an intoxicating scent that has clean citrus notes of orange and lemon with spicy notes of clove, anise, pepper, and rose as well as vanilla, leather, balsam, and warm musks for an unforgettable finish. Plus, this cold process soap recipe is easy to work with and leaves you with a soap loaf with a pattern that is just like a tiger. So, try out this recipe and get ready to impress!

Bacon Candle RecipeCraft Ideas for Father’s Day Bacon Candle Recipe

Bacon is a delicious way to start the day and is well loved by many people. So, we decided to create the Bacon Candle Recipe, which is perfect for any and all bacon lovers! Plus, this candle smells just like freshly fried bacon, which is thanks to our appropriately named Bacon Fragrance Oil. If you happen to know one of the many dads that would enjoy some crispy bacon, then consider creating a fun gift that smells and looks just like the real thing! We find that this candle recipe is fairly easy and a very fun gift that is sure to be loved!

Craft Ideas for Father's Day Cold Process Shaving Soap RecipeCraft Ideas for Father’s Day Cold Process Shaving Soap Recipe

Next, we have a useful recipe that we all know that any dad could enjoy. The Cold Process Shaving Soap Recipe walks you through how to create a shaving recipe that nourishes and protects your skin as you are shaving. This recipe allows for a truly close shave while limiting the number of shaving bumps left behind. We made sure to include ingredients in our recipe to create a shaving product with a good lather that will give you the smoothest glide possible. Plus, the recipe is still a soap that will clean your face as you are shaving. There is no easier face care than this homemade shaving soap!

Craft Ideas for Father's Day Beard Soap RecipeCraft Ideas for Father’s Day Beard Soap Recipe

The Beard Soap recipe is a perfectly formulated hot process soap recipe made just for beard care. This homemade soap will clean your beard as well as nourish it with oils and butters that provide just what great facial hair needs. Every single oil chosen for this recipe will benefit a beard in either repairing, growth, or hydrating the skin beneath. So, this is the best Father’s Day gift for a dad that cares about the appearance and his beard.

Craft Ideas for Father's Day Beard Balm RecipeCraft Ideas for Father’s Day Beard Balm Recipe

Another great craft you can create for Father’s Day is the Beard Balm Recipe! This is a recipe that is simple and quick to create with the added bonus of being genuinely useful. This recipe is perfect for beard care and will be a perfect gift. Not only will this balm care for the beard your dad already has grown, but this balm with promote healthier growth. Plus, this balm is wonderful for the skin, so this beard balm is perfect for helping irritated skin.

Whipped Shaving Cream RecipeCraft Ideas for Father’s Day Whipped Shaving Cream Recipe

However, we have another shaving soap recipe for those that are interested. If you enjoy everything about the first shaving soap recipe, but aren’t experienced with making soap from scratch you can check out our Whipped Shaving Cream Recipe! This shaving soap recipe doesn’t require lye and is easier to create. Our homemade shaving soap recipe will still protect and moisturize your skin as you shave, but this recipe uses a pre-made soap base. So, you get the same great product without the hassle of using lye. If you are not an experienced soaper or are running out of time before you need the finished product, this recipe is perfect for you! So, try out this simpler shaving soap recipe that will still be a hit on Father’s Day!

Homemade Fire Starters RecipeCraft Ideas for Father’s Day Homemade Fire Starters Recipe

Another fun idea for Father’s Day is the Homemade Fire Starters Recipe. This recipe is an easy way to start a campfire or fireplace that will provide a nice scent as well. This is created similarly to a candle, but has some slight differences that make it so much cooler! Not only does it effortlessly start your fires for you, this recipe is scented to provide a lovely aroma for those around the fire. This recipe uses of candle wax and a few choice herbs to create a very effective fire starter that is very easy to use! Simply light the wick, place it where you are starting your fire, and wait for the flames to spread.

Craft Ideas for Father’s Day Red Solo Cup Recipe

Next, we have a recipe that is fun and super convenient to use! Introducing the creative Red Solo Cup Soap Recipe! This melt and pour soap recipe creates soap with a built in bath poof for extra cleaning power. This scrubby soap craft will make cleaning super easy. Plus, this soap can be hung in the shower to make it easily stored and always accessible during a shower. Not only is it fun to use, but the scent is awesome, too! This soap recipe uses our true to life beer scent, Beer Fragrance Oil, in the soap, which pairs amazingly with the solo cup shape. So, grab your red solo cups and get crafting, dad style!

Beer Candle RecipeCraft Ideas for Father’s Day Beer Candle Recipe

Another great beer themed recipe for the fathers out there is the fantastic Beer Candle Recipe. Everything from the foam at the very top to all the way down to the bottom of the mug is scented with our very own Beer Fragrance Oil. Not only is this awesome candle scented to smell just like a real mug of beer, but this candle looks just like a huge pint of the stuff! I don’t know about you, but we can think of a ton of dads that would really get a kick out of this candle!

Beer Cold Process Soap RecipeCraft Ideas for Father’s Day Beer Cold Process Soap Recipe

Further, we have another recipe created that combines the masculine Stud Fragrance Oil with real, honest to goodness beer to create the Beer Cold Process Soap Recipe. This is a full soaping recipe from scratch with a single twist. Instead of using water to create the lye water for this recipe, we use beer! So, the raw masculine fragrance oil and the fresh beer scent combine to create an aroma that is entirely its own.

Craft Ideas for Father's Day Bastille Cold Process Soap RecipeCraft Ideas for Father’s Day Bastille Cold Process Soap Recipe

Additionally, we have another homemade soap recipe that is very masculine. So, this would be great for you to create for Father’s Day. However, this recipe, Bastille Cold Process Soap Recipe, is a bit more simplistic. This recipe uses some nourishing oils and a typical soaping method. Also, the manly scent in this soap is strong, sharp and full of spice. Since this recipe uses The Fast Lane Fragrance Oil, this soap smell of a sharp, spicy, lavender, amber aroma as the fragrance has a scent blend of lavender, citrus, spicy berries, and sandalwood. Thus, this is the perfect gift for a man that enjoys masculine body scents.

Camouflage Bath Bomb RecipeCraft Ideas for Father’s Day Camouflage Bath Bomb Recipe

Also, you can create some very cool bath products with a rugged, masculine scent. The Camouflage Bath Bomb Recipe is an awesome bath bomb recipe that may just be manly enough to be worth a bath. Not only does this product have a camouflage pattern, but the scent has notes of intense spice and rich leather that blend with other scents to create an amazingly masculine scent.

Craft Ideas for Father's Day Green Camouflage Candle RecipeCraft Ideas for Father’s Day Green Camouflage Candle Recipe

Further, we have more wonderful camo recipes that would be great for Fathers Day. If your dad likes camouflage, then he will love the Green Camouflage Candle Recipe! This recipe combines the awesome appearance of camouflage with the scent of our Fresh Outdoors Fragrance Oil. This fragrance is a bright, woodsy, and natural scent that creates a great candle for any outdoors-man. So, this recipe is a perfect fit for dads that enjoy hunting, camping, or simply nature in general.

Manly Body Spray RecipeCraft Ideas for Father’s Day Manly Body Spray Recipe

Also, you could create some homemade body spray for Father’s Day. The Manly Body Spray Recipe is a simple creation that takes our refreshing Light Blue Men Type Fragrance Oil and creates a perfect body cologne. This scent combined with our Odor Eliminator to allow the fragrance oil to work without the hindrance of gross scents. Instead, the dad that receives this handmade cologne would smell like a blend of citrus notes which are combined with middle notes of bergamot, balsam, and anise with base notes of patchouli and vanilla. Overall, it is a light, manly scent that is perfect for a scented body spray with a clean man scent.

Football Field Candle Loaf RecipeCraft Ideas for Father’s Day Football Field Candle Loaf Recipe

Additionally, we have a scented candle that football loving dads would go crazy for. The Football Field Candle Loaf Recipe is a candle that is created to look like a football field, complete with an embed football. Not only does this recipe walk the walk, but it talks the talk. Meaning that this candle smells like a brand new leather football! So, the football fanatic dads in your life can enjoy the scent of fresh leather without leaving the comfort of their living, which means more time for them to watch the game.

Craft Ideas for Father's Day Game On HP Soap RecipeCraft Ideas for Father’s Day Game On HP Soap Recipe

Another great idea for sports fan dads is the Game On HP Soap Recipe! This is a quicker homemade soap recipe that is made to look like a game day jersey. This recipe is just like any cold process soap recipe as far as the nourishing oils and the clean homemade soap feeling. Except, this soap recipe cuts out the curing time! Since this recipe is heated as the lye and oils interact, the reaction is sped up. This all means that this recipe for making soap from scratch is basically immediately ready to use!

Total Hot Man CP Soap RecipeCraft Ideas for Father’s Day Total Hot Man Fragrance Oil

Check out another cold process soap recipe that is perfect for a totally hot man. Our Total Hot Man CP Soap Recipe walks you through the steps to create a wonderful batch of soaps. Plus, this recipe contains amazing oils, deep pore cleansing activated charcoal and a very confident scent. The Total Hot Man Fragrance Oil is strong in soap and leaves the aroma of patchouli, balanced by fresh sage, crispy green notes, and freshly sliced mango; all sitting on base notes of earthy sandalwood and tonka bean. Overall, this recipe is perfect for soaping.

Craft Ideas for Father's Day Scented Markers RecipeCraft Ideas for Father’s Day Scented Markers Recipe

Also, we have a craft that younger kids could create for Father’s Day. The Scented Markers Recipe is a simple recipe that kids could easily create with a bit of adult supervision. We have some great scents picked out for certain colors, but letting the kids help choose the scents could be fun, as well. Kids could create their dad’s very own set of smelly markers and enjoy a day of coloring together and enjoy each others company.

Craft Ideas for Father’s Day Have a Happy Father’s Day

Here’s wishing that all the fathers out there have a wonderful day! If you would like to share your fun on Father’s Day, then share your pics on our Facebook wall or @ngscents on Instagram!

May
25

Beard Soap Recipe


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Beard Soap RecipeBeard Soap Recipe

We at Natures Garden combined the benefits of various oils to create the perfect Beard Soap Recipe! Not only will this clean your scruff, but the oils that are included were specifically chosen to enhance your beard and promote healthy growth. These oils work from the root of each follicle all the way to the tip to create the healthiest facial hair possible. Plus, this recipe soothes the skin beneath your facial hair if it is irritated from dryness or ingrown hairs. Overall, this recipe will take your beard game to a new level of awesome.

Beard Soap Recipe Ingredients Available from Natures Garden

Silicon Soap Mold – 4 Loaf Molds
Lye
Coconut Oil 76
Jojoba Oil
Sweet Almond Oil
Olive Oil Pomace
Castor Oil
Lanolin USP Liquid Oil
Sesame Seed Oil
Cocoa Butter Golden Natural
Shea Butter
Gurjun Balsam Essential Oil
Safety Gloves for Soap Making – 1 Pair
Mitre Box – Stainless Steel
Safety Glasses for Soap Making
Cutter for Mitre Box – Stainless Steel
Safety Mask for Soap Making – 2 count

Beard Soap Recipe Other Ingredients & Equipment Needed

Crockpot
Silicone Mixing Spoon
Two Large Mixing Spoon
Stick Blender
Scale
Distilled Water

Beard Soap Recipe  Total Weights for All Ingredients

182 grams of the Lye (Sodium Hydroxide)
517 grams of the Distilled Water
340 grams of the Coconut Oil 76
68 grams of the Jojoba Oil
163 grams of the Sweet Almond Oil
68 grams of the Olive Oil Pomace
68 grams of the Castor Oil
41 grams of the Lanolin
68 grams of the Sesame Seed Oil
272 grams of the Cocoa Butter Golden Natural
272 grams of the Shea Butter
100 grams of the Gurjan Balsam Essential Oil

Beard Soap Recipe Get Familiar with the Soap Making Process

If this is your first time creating soap with lye, then you may want to read over a few of our classes for beginner soap makers. First, this Soap Making Safety class shares some basics, such as safe soapmaking practices, clean up, and the curing process. Additionally, the Soap Making Terminology class briefly shares soaper lingo and abbreviations that you may come across.

Finally, the classes of Making Your Own Soap Recipe  and Soap Making- Finding the Perfect Recipe explain the steps to creating a perfect bar of soap and creating your very own soap recipe. Further, the Soaping Oil Properties class goes over the impact different oils have on a bar of soap. On another note, you could create this beard soap recipe using a cold process method.  You would use the same ingredients, just a different process.  If you have never made cold process soap before, check out our Cold Process Soap Class 101.

 Beard Soap Recipe Soaping From Scratch Safety Reminders

First, you should always wear the appropriate protection when making soap from scratch. Lye that has not fully become soap can react with skin and cause damage. Plus, you will want to avoid breathing in the fumes created as you make your lye water So, you will want to wear a face mask to protect your lungs and keep you aware. Also, it is in your best interest to wear protective clothing, eye protection, and gloves.

You also want to make sure all of your materials needed are prepared prior to starting. Make sure that anything you use to create soap is never used for cooking or in other body products. Meaning, your crockpot should remain as your soaping crockpot. Simply find or buy a cheap device that you won’t miss in the kitchen.

Finally, never ever add the water to your lye. Adding water to the lye could be very dangerous, creating a volcanic effect! Instead, remember that you should slowly add your lye to your water slowly. Stirring the water slowly as well.

Beard Soap Recipe Explaining the Beneficial Properties of the Ingredients Used

If you are curious as to why we’ve used some of these oils in this soap, then check out the following explanation of our reasons for choosing these specific ingredients. First of all, coconut oil is wonderful for facial hair as it will condition hair all the way down to the roots, which softens and will make your beard appear healthier. Plus, you won’t have to deal with an oily residue feeling, since this oil isn’t as greasy as many others. Additionally, this recipe uses Jojoba Oil, which is very similar to oils in the skin, which makes Jojoba Oil a great facial moisturizer! Plus, we included another great oil that can get all the way down to the pores, olive oil pomace. This oil not only helps repair follicles, but leaves a nice shine.

Next, shea butter is wonderful for repairing hair damage, moisturizing, and promoting healthy growth. Also, we included sweet almond oil to help with any ingrown facial hairs and reducing hair loss. Plus, castor oil was added as it contains vitamin E, minerals, antibacterial properties, and anti-fungal properties. Plus, it can help reduce split ends and lead to a thicker beard, due to its conditioning strength. Further, cocoa butter is perfect for healthy facial hair as it strengthens the hair and add volume. Then, we used Lanolin to care for the skin beneath your beard  to protect against dry skin and burns. Additionally, the Gurjan Balsam Essential Oil is very beneficial for eliminating and preventing dandruff from your beard by cleansing the scalp of this dry skin. Finally, we added sesame seed oil to act as a natural sunscreen as well as prevent premature graying of hair and help darken your hair.

Beard Soap Recipe Weighing and Melting Your Soaping OilsBeard Soap Recipe Weighing and Melting Your Soaping Oils

First, you are going to prepare all of the beneficial soaping oils and butters for this hot process soaping recipe. So, you are going to tare the weight of one of your mixing bowls on the scale. Then, weigh out 272 grams of the Shea Butter, 272 grams of the Cocoa Butter Golden Natural, 163 grams of the Sweet Almond Oil, 68 grams of the Olive Oil Pomace, 68 grams of the Sesame Seed Oil, 41 grams of the Lanolin, 340 grams of the Coconut Oil 76, 68 grams of the Castor Oil, and 68 grams of the Jojoba Oil into the same bowl.

Now, you are going to melt all of your weighed soaping oils and butters. So, you will turn your crockpot on to a low setting. Then, place all of your oils and butters into this crockpot. You will heat the oils until they are all in a liquid state. You may want to stir these ingredients as they are melting to be sure the oils do not burn. While you are waiting for the oils and butters to melt, you may want to start creating your lye water mixture.

Beard Soap Recipe Creating Your Lye WaterBeard Soap Recipe Creating Your Lye Water

Next, you will be creating the lye water phase for your hot process soap recipe. You will want to do this in a well ventilated area. If you are not in a vented area, then go to one for this step. Also, make sure that you are wearing the necessary skin, safety gear. Then, separately weigh your 517 grams of the Distilled Water and your 182 grams of the Lye in two small bowls.  After, place your lye water in front of your and grab a rubber spatula. Gently stir the water as you slowly add the previously weighed amount of lye. This will create fumes, so make sure you are wearing your safety mask. Also, remember that you should never add water to the lye.

Beard Soap Recipe Mixing Your Oils and Lye SolutionBeard Soap Recipe Mixing Your Oils and Lye Solution

Now, you are going to begin combining the lye water with your melted oils in the crockpot. When combining the lye solution and oils it leads to a chemical reaction that makes soap. As you create this soap, be careful as you take your lye water and add it to your crockpot with the melted oils.

While we would normally worry about the temperatures of the oil and water phases in cold process soap, we are using hot process soap. This means that the ingredients can be combined at different temperatures as they will be heated together in the crockpot anyways. Now, stick blend the mixture as it is in the crockpot until the batter reaches trace. If you aren’t sure, trace is the point in which the soap batch begins to get a bit thicker and an almost pudding-like consistency. Typically, I will take some of the batch up in a spatula and allow it to fall as I move the spatula back and forth across the top. If there is a slight line left on top of your batter, then you are at trace. If not, keep on mixing until you can see the trace!

Beard Soap Recipe Placing the Lid on the CrockpotBeard Soap Recipe Placing the Lid on the Crockpot

After you reach trace, you can place the lid on your crockpot to allow the batch to cook. However, you won’t simply leave the batch entire unattended. But, you will want to stir your batch periodically to allow the batter to be heated evenly. Otherwise, the bottom of your batch may burn. So, not stirring could lead the soap to not form correctly.

Additionally, the time that it will take for your soap to finish could vary. Typically, it should take about an hour to finish cooking, but this depends on each individual crock pot and the exact temperature that is given on the low setting. So, you will need to determine the end point by the appearance of the soap batch as it is cooking. You will need to wait for the batter to look like mashed potatoes and the consistency will feel as thick as mashed potatoes as well. Now, you’ll be ready for the next step.

Beard Soap Recipe Adding the Essential OilBeard Soap Recipe Adding the Essential Oil

Once your soap batter takes on the appearance of mashed potatoes, it will be time to incorporate the scent. Not only does the Gurjan Balsam Essential Oil add a nice, manly scent, but this ingredient provides some benefits to your beard, which were described above. Now, weigh out 100 grams of the Gurjan Balsam Essential Oil. Then, mix this essential oil into the batter well to ensure that it is fully incorporated.

Beard Soap Recipe Placing Your Soap Batter into the MoldsBeard Soap Recipe Placing Your Soap Batter into the Molds

Next, you are going to take the finished soap batter and fill your silicone soap molds. So, retrieve your clean 4 cavity silicone soap mold and place it on the surface of your work space. Then, fill each of the mold cavities with your hot process soap batter to create four individual loaves of Beard Soap.

Also, you will want to try to eliminate any are pockets that could be created as you transfer the soap. So, lift and tap the filled molds on the table top a few times. This will help release any air bubbles that may be trapped under the surface. Then, just let your soap loaves harden and cool in a place where they won’t be moved.

BBeard Soap Recipe Finishing Up the Hot Process Soapseard Soap Recipe Finishing Up the Hot Process Soaps

Finally, you can remove your hardened soaps from their molds. While cold process soaps need to cure for a about a month, this recipe is made using the hot process soaping method. This method will speed up the curing process with heat to make sure that all of the lye has reacted with the oils and butters. Thus, the lye will not be able to cause damage to the skin. Meaning, this awesome beard soap will be ready for immediate use! After, you can cut your soap loaves into usable sized bars of beard soap. Also, the mitre box and cutter will be helpful in cutting your finished soaps. These tools make it easier to cut your loaves and keep the cuts sharp and even. Also, using these will help to cut the loaf into more evenly sized bars. Now, your hot process beard soaps are ready to use, wash, and protect your beard!

As you can tell from this blog, we only included the best oils for your beard! So, clean and care for your beard at the same time with this amazing beard soap!