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Jul
02

How Do You Make Scented Lotion?


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How Do You Make Scented Lotion?How Do You Make Scented Lotion?

We have had a few of our customers asking the following question: How do you make scented lotion? So, we thought that describing the purpose of our wholesale lotion ingredients would help everyone understand what goes into making scented lotion. While some ingredients are optional, others are crucial for the functionality of your recipe. So, let’s lets talk about your lotion making supplies and see what you need for a homemade lotion recipe!

How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Easy DIY Lotion Recipes

First, we will talk about pre-made lotion bases.  These bases are perfect for beginners.  These easy to use, natural bases, are a wonderful way to start your lotion making journey.  Simply add water to the base until you have the consistency you are looking for.  Of course, you can always add scent and color as well.

How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Natural Goat's Milk Multi Base LotionHow Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Natural Goat’s Milk Multi Base Lotion

You can use the Natural Goat’s Milk Multi Base Lotion to easily create homemade lotions that are skin-loving and pH balanced. Also, you can create different kinds of lotion, which includes thick creams, light lotion, and even moisturizing body spray.

How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Yogurt Multi Base LotionHow Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Yogurt Multi Base Lotion

Additionally, you can use Yogurt Multi Base Lotion to create some easy homemade lotion. This lotion base  has many of the same qualities as the goat milk lotion base, as it is skin loving and has a balanced pH. So, both are great choices for homemade lotions.

How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Soy Body Butter

Finally,the all natural soy body butter base that can also be used to make a variety of body products.  You can use this base to create a body butter.  This base can also be used to create a body spray.  The product you create will be determined by the amount of distilled water that you add.

How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: How to Make Lotion from Scratch

How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Emulsifiers

One of the most important parts of making lotion is the emulsifier. This is the ingredient that keeps everything together because the oils and water that are being mixed would separate otherwise. Since oils are non-polar, they only want to mix with other non-polar substances. But, we want these non-polar oils to mix with polar water. Similarly, polar water only wants to mix with other polar things. So, we need an ingredient that has both polar and non-polar parts, which is what we call an emulsifier! As you can see this single ingredient is quite crucial.

How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: BTMS 25 EmulsifierHow Do You Make Scented Lotion?: BTMS 25 Emulsifier

The BTMS 25 Emulsifier is a natural emulsifier that is conditioning for the skin, too. So, this ingredient will hold everything together and care for your skin. In fact, this will leave your skin with a soft and powdery feeling.

How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: BTMS 25 EmulsifierHow Do You Make Scented Lotion?: EMULSIFYING Wax NF- Traditional

Next, we have our Traditional EMULSIFYING Wax NF. Just as an emulsifier should, this cosmetic ingredient will hold your oils and water together in a homogeneous mixture. Plus, it is low odor, very stable, and can be effectively used in low concentrations.

How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Silky EMULSIFYING Wax

Also, you can use the Silky Emulsifying Wax, which is plant based and created to blend difficult mixtures. So, this emulsifier will be effective at holding all your ingredients together and is highly stable. Plus, it is low odor.

How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Moisturizing Oils and Butters
How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Apricot Kernel OilHow Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Apricot Kernel Oil

Apricot Kernel Oil is a great ingredient to include in home made lotions. This oil is light and absorbs nicely into the skin. So, it would be perfect for creating light lotion formulations or for including in a recipe with thicker oils to ensure that the recipe starts working fast!

How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Argan OilHow Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Argan Oil

Another great cosmetic oil for lotion is Argan Oil. This oil will easily sink down into the skin and is light enough on the surface to allow the skin to breathe. Further, this oil is often used in acne fighting lotion formulations. So, this would be a great choice to include in face lotion recipes.

How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Avocado OilHow Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Avocado Oil

Next, we have Avocado Oil, which is a great choice for creating thicker creams. This oil is heavier and can take a bit more time to sink into the skin. But, it is perfect to combine with oils that absorb faster in a thick cream. This will ensure that dry skin is fully nourished.

How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Castor Oil How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Castor Oil

Also, you can use Castor Oil in your homemade lotions. This oil is perfect for creating thick creams that are very moisturizing. Since this oil is a humectant, it will pull moisture to your skin and will heal dry, damaged skin.

How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Cocoa Butter How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Cocoa Butter

Another option for lotion making is our Cocoa Butter Deodorized. This is a hard butter that is perfect for making luxurious products.  Also, you could use Cocoa Butter Golden Natural, which has all the same properties and has a chocolate-like aroma.

How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Coconut OilHow Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is another choice for creating quality lotions at home. The Coconut Oil 76  has a melt point at 75 degrees, while Fractionated Coconut Oil is liquid at room temperature. However, both oils are skin loving ingredients that are non-greasy and perfect for lotions.

How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Grapeseed OilHow Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Grapeseed Oil

Also, you can use Grapeseed Oil in your homemade formulations, as it is high in antioxidants. So, this oil is great at keeping your skin looking healthy and young. Since this oil is light, it can be used in facial creams or in homemade anti-aging creams.

How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Jojoba OilHow Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Jojoba Oil

Next, we have a luxury oil that is wonderful for skin care. Jojoba Oil is a liquid wax that has amazing absorption and moisturizing properties. Plus, this high quality oil has a very long shelf life of 1-2 years!

How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: LanolinHow Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Lanolin

If you are looking to create a thick lotion, then solid Lanolin or Lanolin Oil may be a good idea. Solid lanolin is easily absorbed into the skin for dry skin and can even be used to protect burns. Also, you can use lanolin oil as it has the same properties but is in a liquid form.

How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Macadamia Nut OilHow Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Macadamia Nut Oil

If you want a quality lotion that isn’t greasy, then Macadamia Nut Oil is a good choice! This cosmetic oil will nourish the skin to reduce signs of aging. Plus, this oil will sink into your skin to moisturize without leaving a greasy feeling on your skin.

How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Mango Butter How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Mango Butter

Another great choice is Mango Butter, which is a lovely luxury oil. This oil is thought to reduce wrinkles as well as moisturize the skin. So, your skin will feel soft and look healthy!

How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Meadowfoam Seed OilHow Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Meadowfoam Seed Oil

Another great oil that will sink into the skin is Meadowfoam Seed Oil. This oil is able to sink down to repair dry and damaged skin. So, the oil won’t leave your skin feeling oily but it will provide all the nutrients your skin needs.

How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Pumpkin Seed OilHow Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Pumpkin Seed Oil

Next, you can check out Pumpkin Seed Oil. This cosmetic oil is full of skin loving nutrients, like fatty acids and vitamins. Plus, this oil will sink into the skin and won’t leave a greasy feeling on your skin.  So, this oil is able to sink in to help repair damaged skin.

 

How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Rice Bran OilHow Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Rice Bran Oil

Another great oil to include is the Rice Bran Oil. This cosmetic oil is a great replacement for olive oil, as this has many of the same skin-loving properties.

 

How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Safflower OilHow Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Safflower Oil

Also, Safflower Oil is perfect to add to your lotion making supplies, as it is high in Oleic acid. This means that this oil is nourishing and will help replenish healthy skin.

How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Sesame Seed OilHow Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Sesame Seed Oil

Another great oil is the Sesame Seed Oil, which is light and high in nourishment. These nourishing vitamins and antioxidants are perfect for creating a lotion that will sink into the skin and care for it.

How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Shea ButterHow Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Shea Butter

Next, we have a butter that is moisturizing and nourishing for the skin. Both Shea Butter and Shea Butter Unrefined are perfect for lotion making. The only difference between the two is that unrefined has a slightly yellow color.

How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Sunflower Oil How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Sunflower Oil

Another skin loving oil is our Sunflower Oil. This cosmetic ingredient is high in Oleic acid and is great for skin care. This oil will nourish the skin and create a gorgeous lotion recipe.

How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Sweet Almond Oil

Another great oil for lotions is the Sweet Almond Oil. This lovely cosmetic oil is light and perfect for all kinds of lotions. Plus, it sinks into the skin easily and won’t feel leave you feeling greasy.

How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Vitamin E OilHow Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Vitamin E Oil

Lastly, we have Vitamin E Oil. This ingredient is great for the skin and your products. Due to the antioxidant properties, this cosmetic ingredient can reduce the amount of oxidation in products and reduce oxidation of the skin!

How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Thickeners

Another important ingredient for home made lotion making is the thickener. While some recipes will be just fine without one, others really need a thickener. But, it is all about the consistency that you prefer. If you are looking to make a butter or cream, then you will want something thicker. Or, your batch may just light lotion that doesn’t require a thickener like stearic acid or sodium lactate. It is all dependent upon the type of lotion you are creating.

How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Stearic AcidHow Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Stearic Acid

Since Stearic Acid is a thickener, it can be used in lotions to create a more creamy, luxurious lotion. This is useful for recipes that are nearly perfect but are a little too runny. We recommend that you add no more than 3% of this ingredient in your overall recipe.

How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Sodium Lactate

Instead, you could use Sodium Lactate in your lotion recipes. This ingredient can be used to help thicken your handmade lotions too. Additionally, this cosmetic ingredient can be used to regulate the pH of your product. In addition it is a humactant, so it helps moisturize your skin. Depending on your needs you may prefer one these over the other.

How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Skin Loving Ingredients

Also, there are some other ingredients that you can include to increase the quality of your lotion. While oils and butters are fantastic for skin care, there are some ingredients that you can include that have some effective properties that a regular lotion won’t have. So, you can combine one of these cosmetic ingredients with your butters and oils to create the perfect lotion recipe that will nourish and moisturize your skin!

How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Vegetable GlycerinHow Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Vegetable Glycerin

You can use Vegetable Glycerin in your recipes to add some extra moisture to your skin. This ingredient is clear, odorless, and has a syrup consistency. Plus, it is soluble in water. This cosmetic ingredient is added to lotions because it is a humectant, which means it will draw moisture to it for your skin.

How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Scenting Your Lotion

While you can make unscented lotions that are effective for skin care, there are so many wonderful scents that you can add to your effective lotion recipes. All these scent oils do is take an amazing lotion and make even better!

How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Fragrance Oil UsageHow Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Fragrance Oils

Fragrance oils are great, but you can’t use whatever amount you want. In fact, each fragrance can only be used in a certain amount to be considered body safe. The highest amount we will ever recommend will be 5%, but the IFRA sheet may allow more depending on the scent. However, there are some scents that may use less than 5%. You can find out the usage rate for each scent on its fragrance page. You can find all of our fragrance oil options on the Fragrance Oils page of the website.

How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Essential OilsHow Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Essential Oils

Also, you can use Natures Garden Essential Oils to scent your homemade lotion recipes. These simple notes are a perfect way to add some natural scent to your recipes. Plus, you can blend some of these natural oils to create a more complex scented lotion recipe.

How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Flavoring OilsHow Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Flavoring Oils

Another fantastic way to scent your lotion recipes is our Flavoring Oils. This option not only smells delicious, but it tastes great too! This is perfect for making massage lotions, but is just as wonderful in regular lotions, too.

 

How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Preserving Your Lotion

How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Optiphen PreservativeHow Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Optiphen Preservative

Another important ingredient for homemade lotion is Optiphen Preservative. This will allow you to keep your lotion for longer, as it will kill germs and prevent bacteria growth. So, this is crucial for anyone selling or storing their product. But, anyone using this for their own products will still benefit as this ingredient will expand the lifespan of your product. While you can add this to your lotion recipes made from scratch, Germall Plus is already in the multi lotion base lotion and soy body butter. So, you do not need to add a preservative to the pre-made lotion bases.

How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Packaging Ideas for Lotion

We have a variety of product packaging supplies that you can use to package your scented lotion. Not only will these keep your recipes fresh and convenient to use, but they are essential for making recipes that look official. So, anyone creating lotion to sell should look into some quality packaging.

How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Jars and TinsHow Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Jars and Tins

First, you can use either Plastic Jars or Metal Tins. Both of these packaging supplies are great options for your lotions, especially thicker creams or body butters. All you have to do is scoop out your finished product as it is needed and you are all set!

How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Bottles and Lotion PumpsHow Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Bottles and Lotion Pumps

Also, you can lotion pumps with your plastic bottles to package lotions that are thinner or more liquid. This will allow you to conveniently use a pump to dispense your scented lotion. The 24/410  lotion pumps will fit with the 16 oz Bullet Bottles, 8 oz Bullet Bottles, 8 oz Boston Round Bottles, and 8 oz. Cosmo Bottles.

https://www.naturesgardencandles.com/deodorant-stick-containersHow Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Lotion Bar Containers

Another option that you have for packaging your lotion is lotion bar containers. These are perfect for creating homemade solid lotion recipes. These lotion recipes are great for moisturizing on the go!

 

How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: History of Body Cream

Simple body creams started out thousands of years ago with ingredients like animal fat or certain oils. There are a few civilizations, like Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans that created their own lotion recipes. Further, the bible even mentions lotions made of olive oil and spices. As time progressed, ingredients have changed to things like petroleum jelly, mineral oil, and various vegetable oils. If you want to learn more, then check out more in the History of Body Cream article on Leaf.

How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Talk to UsHow Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Talk to Us

We hope that you learned something that you can use to create your very own lotion recipes. While there can be a lot to consider, formulating is easier when all the ingredient’s functions are explained. If you have any more questions about making lotion, then talk to us! An easy way to reach us on social media, which would include Facebook, Instagram (@ngscents), and Twitter (@ngscents).

Apr
30

Shimmering Bronzer Lotion Recipe


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Shimmering Bronzer Lotion RecipeShimmering Bronzer Lotion Recipe

While gorgeous, sun-kissed skin is sought after by so many of us, it can be dangerous trying to get your skin the perfect color. If you frequent tanning beds or lay out in the sun for too long, then you’re putting your skin at a higher risk of skin cancer. This is due to the excess exposure to the UV light, which is why too much sun can actually become a bad thing. Plus, there are some people that just can’t ever tan. Personally, I fall into this category. No matter how much sun I get, I never can tan. My skin goes from pale, sunburnt, and right back to pale. So frustrating! But, a good bronzing lotion can be a used as a perfect solution to both these problems. These lotions help provide a light, golden color without any damaging UV light. So, we at Natures Garden decided to create the Shimmering Bronzer Lotion Recipe.

This lotion recipe uses cocoa power to provide a natural colorant to create a perfect color for the recipe. This herb is a perfect colorant for a bronzer, as the cocoa powder is a shade that doesn’t leave you looking orange. Furthermore, this homemade bronzing lotion has all the skin nourishing benefits of regular lotion recipes. So, this lotion will give you will have golden, beautiful skin that is moisturized, glowing, and heathy.

Shimmering Bronzer Lotion Recipe: Ingredients Available at Natures Garden

Goat’s Milk Multi Base Lotion
NG Copper Hue Suntan Lotion Fragrance Oil
Organic Cocoa Powder
24k Gold Mica Pigment
8 ounce Clear Bullet Bottle
White Lotion Pump 24/410
Candy Thermometer

Shimmering Bronzer Lotion Recipe: Other Ingredients You’ll Need

Mixing Bowls
Mixing Spoon or Spatula
Stove Pot
Distilled Water
Gallon Size Ziploc Bag
Stick Blender

Shimmering Bronzer Lotion Recipe: Weights and Amounts of Ingredients

16 ounces Goat’s Milk Multi-Base Lotion
48 ounces Distilled Water
1.92 ounces NG Copper Hue Suntan Lotion Fragrance Oil
3 teaspoons 24 K Gold Mica Pigment
5 teaspoons Organic Cocoa Powdered

Shimmering Bronzer Lotion Recipe: NG Copper Hue Suntan Lotion Fragrance OilShimmering Bronzer Lotion Recipe: NG Copper Hue Suntan Lotion Fragrance Oil

Our wonderful homemade lotion recipe is easy to create and smells great thanks to this wonderful fragrance oil. NG Copper Hue Suntan Lotion fragrance oil by Natures Garden smells similar to a popular suntan lotion.  If you like the smell of Coppertone suntan lotion, this fragrance oil will make you very happy!  This fragrance is a wonderful arrangement of green herbs, jasmine, rose, lavender, and lilac.  This fragrance oil is a summer favorite here at Natures Garden!

Shimmering Bronzer Lotion Recipe: Preparing Your Equipment and Work Space

Before you begin creating your homemade lotion recipe, there are a few things that you may want to do to prepare. These preparations will make the process easier and even make it quicker. First, you will want to clean your equipment and supplies for this recipe, which makes sure that everything is ready for you to use. Also, you may want to clean and wipe down your work space. This will make sure that you have enough room to work on your lotion. Also, we suggest that you wear a pair of gloves, an apron, a face mask, and a hair net while preparing this recipe. After everything is clean and ready, its time to start creating this lovely lotion recipe.

Shimmering Bronzer Lotion Recipe: Preparing the Water

First, you are going to want to prepare the water for your lotion recipe. So, you will need to add some distilled water to your stove pot. You are going to need to boil the water to kill bacteria and make sure your lotion is as clean as possible. After your water is heated, you are going to need 48 ounces. So, make sure that you have more than this amount in your stove pot, as the some of the water will evaporate during the heating process.

Now, you will need to heat your water to at least 185 degrees Fahrenheit. After the water reaches this temperature, you will want to make sure the water holds this temperature for at least five minutes. Once this amount of time has passed, you can remove the pot of water from the heat source. You will need to measure 48 ounces of the water into one of your mixing bowls. At this point, you are going to want your measured water to cool a bit. After your water has cooled you can move on to the next step.

Shimmering Bronzer Lotion Recipe: Cooling the Water

Next, we are going to mix the water with the Goat’s Milk Multi-Base Lotion. Before you go to start mixing these ingredients, you need to make sure that your water is at the right temperature. First, you need to let your water cool down. While we needed to boil the water to sterilize it, we can’t immediately use the hot water in this mixture. If we use this hot water with our lotion base, then we are likely going to break down the base. So, you are going to need to cool your water to about 100 degrees Fahrenheit before you can combine this with the base.

Shimmering Bronzer Lotion Recipe: Combining the Water and Lotion BaseShimmering Bronzer Lotion Recipe: Combining the Water and Lotion Base

Now that your water has cooled to the right temperature you are ready to add the goat milk lotion base to the water. So, weigh 16 ounces of the Goat’s Milk Multi-Base Lotion and add it to your previously measured 48 ounces of water. After you combine these two ingredients you are going to mix them well. You will need to use your stick blender to emulsify these two ingredients together. So, you will want to continue mixing until all the water has been incorporated. If you are wondering when your mixture is finished, then know that you will be able to tell that you are done when the mixture looks like lotion.

Shimmering Bronzer Lotion Recipe: Adding the Natural BronzerShimmering Bronzer Lotion Recipe: Adding the Natural Bronzer

Now that your homemade lotion has been made, we are ready to add the color to your recipe. I added this at the same time as my water,  You can add it before the water or after, the choice is totally yours.  While this lotion won’t help you get a tan, it is perfect for adding a bit of color to your skin while you moisturize. For this homemade lotion recipe we are using organic cocoa powder to create a natural color for this lotion. So, take 5 teaspoons of the Organic Cocoa Powder and add it to your lotion base mixture. After the cocoa powder has been measured and added to your mixture, you need to mix thoroughly. You will need to make sure to break up any clumps of the herb. Breaking these clumps will ensure that the color is distributed evenly throughout the entire mixture. It may be helpful to use the stick blender again to mix this all together. This will leave your lotion with a light, bronzing pigment that is beautiful and naturally colored.

Shimmering Bronzer Lotion Recipe: Adding the Fragrance OilShimmering Bronzer Lotion Recipe: Adding the Fragrance Oil

Next, you are going to want to add the scented oil into your bronzing lotion. This ingredient takes your gorgeous and nourishing lotion and brings it up a notch. So, you are going to measure 1.92 ounces of the NG Copper Hue Suntan Lotion Fragrance Oil. You can either weigh this amount in a small bowl or directly into the lotion mixture. Then, you will want to combine the scented oil with your lotion and mix well. Once all of your fragrance oil has been thoroughly included into the lotion mixture. After everything is mixed together you are ready to move on to the next step.

Shimmering Bronzer Lotion Recipe: Adding the Shimmer and SparkleShimmering Bronzer Lotion Recipe: Adding the Shimmer and Sparkle

We can’t forget about adding all the shimmer and shine! Our last ingredient for this recipe is going to be the gorgeous 24 K Gold Mica Pigment. This ingredient is going to enhance the gold hue of the natural colorant and leave you sparkling. So, let’s get started! You will need to take three teaspoons of the gold mica pigment and add it to your lotion. Then, make sure that you thoroughly mix the mica into your lotion recipe. After all the sparkle and shine has been completely incorporated, your lotion will be ready to use. If you feel like you need a bit more glam, then you can try adding a bit more mica. However, our recipe has a great amount of shine. So, you should have enough glam for your pretty bronzing lotion.

Shimmering Bronzer Lotion Recipe: Packaging You Finished Product

Next, you are going to bottle up your finished homemade bronzer lotion. Since it would be difficult to pour your lotion directly into a bottle from the mixing bowl, we are going to take a different approach to packaging. First off you are going to need to transfer all of your lotion into the gallon Ziplock bag. You can use your mixing spoon or spatula to transfer everything into the Ziplock. After, you are going to seal the bag and use a pair of scissors to cut a small piece off the corner of the bag. However, you may want to set up your 8 oz bullet bottle before cutting the bag. Now can use your Ziplock bag to neatly and quickly fill your bottles. Once you have filled all your clear bullet bottles you can screw the 24/410 lotion pump onto your bottles

Shimmering Bronzer Lotion Recipe: Using Your Finished Product

Finally, your diy bronzer lotion is complete and ready to use! You can perfectly use this lotion to add a bit of color and shimmer to your skin. You will be able to use this delightful cosmetic lotion to add a bronzing glow to your skin. Just remember that this lotion isn’t meant for helping tan, but just adds some color and nourishes your skin. While the lotion is perfect for adding some color to your skin, the appearance isn’t the only benefit that you can get from this lotion base recipe. Our effective lotion base recipe uses wonderful, skin-loving ingredients that create a great lotion recipe. This Lotion Multi-Base uses vitamins and luxurious cosmetic oils. You are sure to love this homemade cosmetic lotion recipe!

Shimmering Bronzer Lotion Recipe: Standards of Beauty Through Time

While it may seem like the standard of beauty that we all know of today is obvious and permanent, there are other ideas on what is beautiful is different through time and in different cultures. I’ve always found it interesting to learn about all the changes in preferences for make up, fashion, and body type. Some ideas of ideal beauty from times and places are even considered unattractive today and vice versa. For example, in the Elizabethan Era pale skin was considered ideal and women would use a white powder, ceruse, to make themselves look paler. So, the idea of tanning or using bronzing lotion would’ve been ridiculous to people of this culture. But, this isn’t the only way that cosmetics were used differently throughout history. There are even more beauty standards throughout history. A Buzzfeed Article called “This Is How Dramatically Women’s Makeup Has Changed Throughout History” talks about a few different appearance preferences that people have tried to achieve through cosmetics.

Rainbow Zebra Print Soap RecipeShimmering Bronzer Lotion Recipe: Contact Us on Social Media

Hopefully, you have enjoyed this homemade body lotion recipe as much as we do! We here at Natures Garden would love to hear all about your experience with this easy and fun recipe. If you would like to share your creation, then you should absolutely share your products with us. Also, we are available to listen to any questions or comments. If you are interested in asking us questions or sharing your experiences, then you should definitely reach out to us on social media! You can find us on a few different social media pages. On Facebook, we have a Natures Garden page. Also, you can use @ngscents to find us on either Twitter or Instagram. Hope to hear from you soon!

Jul
21

15 Ways to Use Rose Petals


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15 Ways to Use Rose Petals15 Ways to Use Rose Petals

We at Natures Garden have come up with 15 Ways to use rose petals that are absolutely gorgeous. Plus, these ingredients work perfectly for the skin! Further, each of these ideas use one of our dried rose petal. So, you can experience all the benefits of rose petals for yourself. This herb has many beneficial qualities for the skin! Rose water is been said to have anti-inflammatory properties, which can help reduce issues like acne or eczema. Plus, rose petals have amazing moisturizing qualities, antibacterial properties, and antioxidants that are beneficial for the skin. So, this herb is great for the skin! Plus, this herb has mood enhancing properties by reducing anxieties. Therefore, adding these rose petals to your bath and body products are great for skin care and relaxation.

15 Ways to Use Rose Petals Mood Enhance Bath Melts Recipe15 Ways to Use Rose Petals Mood Enhance Bath Melts Recipe

First, you can use our red rose petals and buds to create the beautiful Mood Enhance Bath Melts Recipe! This recipe is a perfect blend of an uplifting fragrance, amazing herbs, and moisturizing ingredients. The romantic rose petals are perfect for creating the perfect atmosphere for a bath. Plus, this bath product uses the lovely Aromatherapy Mood Enhance Fragrance Oil, which is an uplifting, herbal floral aroma composed of fresh citrus top notes, floral middle notes of lavender and rose, with earthy base notes of patchouli and cedarwood. Finally, we have the luscious oils and butters that are perfect for softening and nourishing for the skin. So, this bath melt is perfect for relaxing and moisturizing your skin.

15 Ways to Use Rose Petals Rose Violet Bath Melts Recipe15 Ways to Use Rose Petals Rose Violet Bath Melts Recipe

Next, you could create another lovely bath recipe with these lovely rose petals. Our Rose Violet Bath Melts Recipe is a perfect bath recipe that is elegant and amazing. This product uses luxurious oils and butters along with pink rose petals and the lovely scent of our of our amazing fragrance oil. As these lovely ingredients nourish your skin, the NG Rose & Violet Type Fragrance Oil leaves you with a beautiful aroma. This fragrance has a  soothing medley of wild rose and sweet violet blossoms with touches of coconut, orange, and musk. So, this bath product recipe is everything you need for an amazing bath experience.

15 Ways to Use Rose Petals Lavender Sage Bath Bomb Recipe15 Ways to Use Rose Petals Lavender Sage Bath Bomb Recipe

Plus, you can create the Lavender Sage Bath Bomb Recipe with these lovely rose petals. This bath bomb recipe uses herbs and oils to make the perfect bath recipe for your skin. The oils moisturize the skin as the herbs, like rose petals, will nourish the body. Further, the herbal Lavender Sage Fragrance Oil is a perfect addition to this bath bomb. This scent is a complex and unique scent with top notes of French lavender, lime, sage, and fern leaves; followed by middle notes of dill, pepper, moss, and ginger; and well rounded with base notes of pine, musk, and patchouli. So, this bath bomb recipe is a perfect blend that leads to a great bath creation.

15 Ways to Use Rose Petals Perfectly Pampered Shaving Soap Recipe15 Ways to Use Rose Petals Perfectly Pampered Shaving Soap Recipe

The Perfectly Pampered Shaving Soap Recipe is a great recipe that is nourishing for the skin. Plus, this soap recipe is amazing for protecting your skin as you are shaving. This bar cleans as the ingredients nourish your skin. Plus, this soap bar will help as you get rid of all of your unwanted hair. Furthermore, this amazing soap recipe uses the most unique blend of uncommon fragrance notes ever found in a fragrance blend. Introducing, the unique and absolutely fascinating Cannabis Rose Type Fragrance Oil! This fragrance has a scent blend of  Bulgarian rose, pomegranate flower, bergamot, cannabis accord, sheer jasmine, dark chocolate, white musk, patchouli, and oolong tea. Thus, this shaving soap will pamper you and leave you feeling gorgeous.

15 Ways to Use Rose Petals Rose Milk Bath Recipe15 Ways to Use Rose Petals Rose Milk Bath Recipe

Also, you can include both the gorgeous red rose petals and pink rose petals in the lovely Rose Milk Bath Recipe! This nourishing bath recipe uses petals, floral fragrance oil, and powdered milk to create an amazing product. The rose petals and powdered milk work together perfectly to provide your skin with the nourishment it needs to be its best. Plus, this recipe uses the Victorian Rose Fragrance Oil, which is the aroma of fresh cut roses with base notes of white musk and amber. Thus, this rose milk bath recipe is perfect skin softening and great for a relaxing bath!

15 Ways to Use Rose Petals Rose Lotion Recipe15 Ways to Use Rose Petals Rose Lotion Recipe

Also, you can create the lovely Rose Lotion Recipe with real red rose buds and petals. Not only does this rose infused lotion recipe use lovely rose petals, but it has fantastic butters and oils! These moisturizing ingredients are perfect for skin care by nourishing and moisturizing. This perfect lotion blend is made even better by using the delightful Fresh Cut Roses Fragrance Oil. This fresh rose aroma pairs perfectly with the aroma of the true herbal infusion to create a perfect rose water lotion recipe. Not only will this fragrance go nicely with the true aroma of real rose petals, but the scent actually is the truest fresh cut rose on the market that we have found. So, this is the perfect match!

15 Ways to Use Rose Petals Vanilla Rose Sugar Scrub Recipe15 Ways to Use Rose Petals Vanilla Rose Sugar Scrub Recipe

Plus, you can create the Vanilla Rose Sugar Scrub Recipe with real rose petals. This homemade lotion recipe uses an infusion of whole rose buds and petals. This infusion occurs after you create a sort of tea with these flowers to include into the lotion. Then, you include this rose water into your caring lotion recipe. This elegant recipe will perfectly nourish and care for your skin. Plus, this fragrance oil will leave an amazing aroma behind. The scent of these fresh rose petals blend nicely with the sweet Vanilla Bean Fragrance Oil and the elegant Fresh Cut Roses Fragrance Oil. These scents combine perfectly to create an amazing rose body lotion recipe.

15 Ways to Use Rose Petals Passion Massage Oil Recipe15 Ways to Use Rose Petals Passion Massage Oil Recipe

Another perfect recipe that you can create with whole rose petals is the Passion Massage Oil Recipe. So, you can use these rose petals to create a very romantic massage oil recipe. I mean, what is more romantic than rose petals? A real rose petal massage! This recipe cares for your skin as you get an amazing massage. Plus, this recipe uses the amazing Aromatherapy Passion Fragrance Oil. This aroma is a romantic combination of fragrance oil notes and essential oils, which blends floral notes such as lilac, gardenia, carnation, lavender, and hyacinth on a strong bouquet of roses. Altogether, this recipe is perfect for a passionate massage.

15 Ways to Use Rose Petals Envelope Sachet Recipe15 Ways to Use Rose Petals Envelope Sachet Recipe

This Envelope Sachet Recipe is a wonderful craft idea for adults. This is a fun recipe that smells fantastic. First, this recipe uses real herbs that smell lovely. Thyme Leaf Whole, Rose Petals, and Chamomile Flowers blend perfectly to create a nice sachet pouch. Plus, this fun craft uses the delightful Butterfly Meadows Fragrance Oil. This fragrance oil has the aroma of a bright and sunny summer day! Delight in the aroma of the fresh outdoors with Natures Garden’s butterfly meadows fragrance which begins with top notes of summer dandelion, refreshing verbena, and soft heliotrope; followed by middle notes of spring meadows, lily of the valley, and weeping willow; all sitting on base notes of sweet pea blossoms and Kentucky blue grass. Thus, this blend of scents is perfect for creating at home scented sachet recipes.

15 Ways to Use Rose Petals Lavender Luxury Cold Process Soap Recipe15 Ways to Use Rose Petals Lavender Luxury Cold Process Soap Recipe

Another great recipe that you can create with whole rose petals is the Lavender Luxury Cold Process Soap Recipe. Plus, this soap recipe uses lavender flowers, too. Furthermore, this soap recipe uses luxurious butters and oils that are amazing for the skin. Plus, the soap includes a lovely design or the beautiful Lavender Luxury Fragrance Oil. Not only is the soap a pretty purple and white design, but this cp soap smells amazing. The aroma is a lavender lover’s dream! This scent is the tranquil combination of fresh herbs and cool camphor that is unique and lovely. The aroma of lavender luxury fragrance begins with top notes of Italian bergamot, eucalyptus leaves, citrus zest, and French lavender; followed by middle notes of lily of the valley, and clary sage; sitting on base notes of Nordic pine, cool camphor, and clove buds. Also, this aroma in the finished bars is strong and true.

15 Ways to Use Rose Petals Rose Petal Bath Melts Recipe15 Ways to Use Rose Petals Rose Petal Bath Melts Recipe

Also, these rose petals would work perfectly for making our Rose Petal Bath Melts Recipe! These lovely bath melts are great for nourishing your skin with the added bonus of smelling amazing. The fantastic oils and butters care for your body as you soak in the tub. Plus, this fantastic recipe uses the delicious Coco Mango Fragrance Oil, which smells simply scrumptious. This complex fragrance oil begins with fruity notes of mango, fresh strawberries, elderberries, and ripe papaya. This sweet scent is completed with rich vanilla and toasted coconut with just a hint of soft musk. These cute heart shaped bath melts are perfect for making bath time your time!

15 Ways to Use Rose Petals Foaming Rose Petal Bath Bombs Recipe15 Ways to Use Rose Petals Foaming Rose Petal Bath Bombs Recipe

The Foaming Rose Petal Bath Bombs Recipe is a gorgeous and elegant. Plus, this fizzy fun product is a dream for bath time. It will care for your skin as you enjoy the lovely aroma. This Moonlight Tuberose Fragrance Oil is a lovely, elegant scent. In fact, Tuberose essential oil is extremely expensive and is used in the most exquisite fine fragrances. So, we have done our very best to create a fragrance oil with the same aroma as this expensive essential oil; while adding complimentary notes to make this fragrance oil balanced. This Natures Garden fragrance begins with top notes of white pear and green apple; followed by middle notes of tuberose, jasmine, lily of the valley, and ginger; sitting on base notes of violet, ylang ylang, peach, vanilla, and fresh woods. So, it is a perfect alternative to the pure essential oil and wonderful for this amazing bath product.

15 Ways to Use Rose Petals Burgundy Rose Bath Milk Soak Recipe15 Ways to Use Rose Petals Burgundy Rose Bath Milk Soak Recipe

Next, we have the lovely Burgundy Rose Bath Milk Soak Recipe! This bath product is great for your skin with its powdered milk and lovely herbs. The milk will care for the skin along with the Oat Straw Powder. Also, the gorgeous rose petals add in a lovely touch to this bath soak. Furthermore, this bath milk soak recipe uses the luxurious aroma of Burgundy Rose Fragrance Oil, which is where romanticism, luxury, and culture combine perfectly. This fragrance has an aroma of sensual burgundy rose with fresh white floral nuances, blend with exquisite burgundy wine, and warmed by precious musk and apple wood. Finally, this scent is topped off with an aroma of gorgeous rose that withstands in all bath and body products.

15 Ways to Use Rose Petals Roses and Chocolate Body Wrap Recipe15 Ways to Use Rose Petals Roses and Chocolate Body Wrap Recipe

Also, you can use this wonderful cosmetic herb to create the relaxing Roses and Chocolate Body Wrap Recipe. This amazing body wrap product nourishes you from head to toe as you unwind for about a half hour or so. Not only do the whole rose petals have beneficial skin properties, but the rosehips powder has the same wonderful rose benefits! Rose hips are simply are the fruit of wild roses. As you have read in the blog, roses are great for the skin! Plus, cocoa powder is great for skin, too. So, this spa quality product is perfect for skin care!

15 Ways to Use Rose Petals Shea Lotion with Herbal Infusion Recipe15 Ways to Use Rose Petals Shea Lotion with Herbal Infusion Recipe

Finally, we have the luscious skin care power of our Shea Lotion with Herbal Infusion Recipe! This recipe uses lovely oils and butters to protect and nourish the skin. Plus, the added skin care benefits of the rose powder herb will create a lotion recipe that will truly care for the skin. Plus, this product uses the lovely aroma of our Peach Magnolia Raspberry Fragrance Oil, which is a  succulent blend of Lemon, Grapefruit, Peach Nectar, Raspberry, Pink Tulip, Soft Jasmine, Magnolia, Wild Honeysuckle, and Sheer Musk.

 

15 Ways to Use Rose Petals Check Out Our Recipes

We hope that you enjoy these amazing rose petal recipes! These Natures Garden rose recipes are perfect for those that wish to create bath and body products that are perfect for skin care. These recipes are softening and moisturizing, so your skin will certainly enjoy any of these products. While any of these recipes would be great for your skin, feel free to formulate your own recipes with these lovely flower petals. If you’d like, then you can even share your creations on the Nature’s Garden Facebook page, Twitter, or our Instagram!  You can find us on Instagram and Twitter @ngscents.

On the other hand, we have tons of unique recipes that you can create from our site. If you liked these wonderful ideas, then you are in for a treat. We have tons of recipes that are unique and pertain to many different crafting interests. So, you can find all of our other amazing products that we have created on our website on the Free Classes and Recipes page.

Mar
22

Black Raspberry Vanilla Body Butter Kit


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Black Raspberry Vanilla Body Butter KitBlack Raspberry Vanilla Body Butter Kit

The Black Raspberry Vanilla Body Butter Kit is a great way to create some homemade lotions that are perfect for the skin. This recipe takes you through a few easy to follow steps and leads you to create four perfect and fluffy body butters. Since this recipe is quick and simple to make, it is a perfect lotion making kit for those of you just beginning to make lotion or those looking for a simple craft. Not only is this recipe simple, but it has a wonderful scent and makes for great skin care. The black raspberry fragrance oil has a light and delightful vanilla scent with bright fruity and floral notes that blend to create a perfect lotion scent. Plus, once the butters and oils sink in it leaves your sink feeling soft and very moisturized. Overall, this kit is a perfect choice for those looking to create their own body butter that is simple and perfect!

Black Raspberry Vanilla Body Butter KitBlack Raspberry Vanilla Body Butter Kit Ingredients from Natures Garden

Natures Garden’s Black Raspberry Vanilla Body Butter Kit

 

 

Black Raspberry Vanilla Body Butter Kit Ingredients Provided in the Kit

Cocoa Butter Deodorized
Shea Butter
Grapeseed Oil
Apricot Kernel Oil
Vitamin E Oil (Tocopherol T-50)
Black Raspberry Vanilla Fragrance Oil
Clear 4-ounce PET Jars
58/400 Lids

Black Raspberry Vanilla Body Butter Kit Weights of Ingredients

156 grams of Cocoa Butter
155 grams of Shea Butter
24 grams of Grapeseed Oil
65 grams of Apricot Kernel Oil
4 grams of Vitamin E Oil
10 grams of Black Raspberry Vanilla Fragrance Oil

Black Raspberry Vanilla Body Butter Kit Other Supplies You Will Need

Stove Top
Mixing Bowl
Stick Blender
Stainless Steel Spoon
Medium Pot
Large Pot

Black Raspberry Vanilla Body Butter Kit Clean and Sanitize

It is imperative that you make sure your equipment and work area are clean and ready to use. First, make sure all the supplies that you will be using are sanitized and nearby for you to use when needed. Also, you should sanitize the area you will be working on, including the stove top. This way you will have a more pleasurable experience making your body butter and prevent any possible contamination of your finished product.

Black Raspberry Vanilla Body Butter Kit Creating a Double Boiler

Black Raspberry Vanilla Body Butter Kit Creating a Double BoilerBefore you get into creating your lotion you will need to create a double boiler. Now, take your large pot and add water. You will need to add several inches. You will want enough water in the large pot to touch the bottom of the small pot. Begin heating the water on your stove top over medium heat. I should mention, you will want to make sure that you don’t have too much water in your large pot. If you have too much water in the pot, then you may have some water get into your oils. Make sure you keep an eye on the water level as you melt your oils and butters. Later, you will set the small pot into the large pot to melt your oils and butters.

Black Raspberry Vanilla Body Butter Kit Weighing Out Your Ingredients for Melting

Black Raspberry Vanilla Body Butter Kit Weighing Out Your Ingredients for MeltingFirst, we are going to weigh out some of our ingredients. Take your scale and tare the weight of a medium-sized mixing bowl. You will need your Cocoa Butter, Shea Butter, Grapeseed Oil, and Apricot Kernel Oil. Weigh out and add 156 grams of the Cocoa Butter and 155 grams of the Shea Butter to your bowl. Next, weigh and add 24 grams of the Grapeseed Oil and 65 grams of the Apricot Kernel Oil to the same bowl. Set this mixture aside for now.

Black Raspberry Vanilla Body Butter Kit Melting Your Ingredients

Black Raspberry Vanilla Body Butter Kit Melting Your IngredientsNext, you are going to melt the ingredients that you prepared in the previous step. You will need to use the double boiler you began creating earlier to melt your oils and butters.  Melting them in your double boiler will prevent scorching of the oils.  So, place your weighed out ingredients into your smaller pot.  Then, place the smaller pot into the larger pot.  Melt the mixture fully before moving to the next step.

Black Raspberry Vanilla Body Butter Kit Adding the Remaining Ingredients

Black Raspberry Vanilla Body Butter Kit Adding the Remaining IngredientsNow, you are going to add your few remaining ingredients to the mixture. After your butters and oils are completely melted, pour the mixture back into your medium sized bowl. Then, you can add in your Vitamin E Oil and the Black Raspberry Fragrance Oil. So, tare the weight of the filled bowl on your scale. Next, add 4 grams of the Vitamin E Oil and 10 grams of the Black Raspberry Fragrance Oil to your bowl of melted butters and oils.

Black Raspberry Vanilla Body Butter Kit Cooling the Mixture

Then, you will be cooling your mixture to get it to thicken. There are two possibilities for you to do this step. The first option is that you could place the medium sized mixing bowl into a bowl full of ice. Alternatively, you could place the covered bowl into the fridge.

Black Raspberry Vanilla Body Butter Kit Whipping the Mixture

Black Raspberry Vanilla Body Butter Kit Whipping the MixtureNext, you are going to whip your mixture into a body butter. After your mixture of oils and butters was cooled for 20 minutes you are going to remove it from the fridge, or ice and mix it. So, retrieve your cooled mixture and use the hand mixer for a few minutes. Then, place the bowl back in the fridge or the ice bath for 20 more minutes. Repeat these steps until your mixture looks white and as creamy as whipped butter. Also, this will take a few cooling and mixing cycles until this point is reached.

Black Raspberry Vanilla Body Butter Kit Packaging Your Body Butter

Black Raspberry Vanilla Body Butter Kit Packaging Your Body ButterFinally, you can fill your jars with the finished body butter. Now, open your four jars to get ready. Take your metal spoon and start scooping the body butter into the jars. Be sure to pack the body butter in well and avoid the possible air bubbles. The finished black raspberry vanilla body butter will fill all four jars. Once you have filled your jars, place a lid on each one. Now, your finished products are ready to use!

Jan
10

Wine Lotion Recipe


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Wine Lotion RecipeWine Lotion Recipe

Our next recipe is a wine lotion recipe.  Like many of our customers, I too, love the wonderful aroma of red wine.  This homemade lotion recipe is scented with my favorite of Natures Garden’s wine scents, Shiraz Fragrance Oil.  This lotion contains many skin loving oils and butters like grape seed and jojoba.  So grab a glass of wine and get ready to prepare a couple bottles of wine scented lotion.

Wine Lotion Recipe Ingredients Found at Natures Garden

Cocoa Butter Golden Natural
Grape Seed Oil
Jojoba Oil
Sodium Lactate
Silky Emulsifying Wax
Shiraz Fragrance Oil
Da Bomb Soap Dye Red
Da Bomb Soap Dye Blue
Vitamin E Oil
Vegetable Glycerin
8 ounce Clear Boston Round Bottles
White Lotion Pumps 24/410
Thermometer
Resveratrol Extract Powder

Wine Lotion Recipe Other Equipment and Ingredients You Will Need

Mixing Bowls (2)
Scale
Spatula
Distilled Water
Pots (For Double Boiler)
Stove
Ziplock Bag
Scissors

Wine Lotion Recipe Prepare Your Work Area

Before we begin, clean and sanitize your work area and utensils.  You will also need to do the same with the packaging supplies.  We will be using two clear 8 ounce Boston round bottle and two 24/410 white lotion pumps when we create this lotion recipe.

Wine Lotion Recipe Weigh Out Your Ingredients

Wine Lotion Recipe Weigh Out Your IngredientsFirst, in a pot, weigh out 425 grams of water.  You will need to heat the water to 180 degrees.  Hold it at this temperature for 20 minutes.  This will destroy any bacteria.

In a second pot, weigh out 48 grams grape seed oil, 24 grams silky emulsifying wax, 10 grams cocoa butter, 10 grams jojoba oil, and 6 grams vitamin e oil.  Then, melt these ingredients using a double boiler.  Make sure you stir the oil occasionally as they are melting.  While you are waiting, move to the next step.  We will come back to both of these pots when they are ready.

Wine Lotion Recipe Preparing the Other Ingredients

Wine Lotion Recipe Preparing the Other IngredientsIt is best to weigh the other ingredients out ahead of time.  This way you are prepared ahead of time.  This will allow you to move quickly as you are making the lotion.  Temperatures are extremely important to achieve a proper emulsion when creating lotion.  So, using a scale, weigh out the remaining ingredients.  You will need four small bowls as each of the following will go in a separate bowl.  First, weigh 8 grams of sodium lactate.  Then, in the second bowl, add 3 grams of resveratrol along with 12 vegetable glycerin.  Mix these two together well.  In the third bowl, prepare your fragrance oil.  Weigh out 12 grams of Shiraz Fragrance Oil.  In the last bowl, weigh out 10 grams of your optiphen preservative.  Set these aside, we will come back to them.

Wine Lotion Recipe Putting it all Together

Next, we will be combining our water with our oils.  Before we begin we want to be sure to point out a couple of things in regards to your temperatures.  At this point, your temperatures are very important.  You want both the oils and water to be around 140 degrees Fahrenheit.  If your ingredients are not at the proper temperature you may experience separation.  In addition, the temperature is important when adding your preservative.  You want to add your preservative around 120 degrees if you add your preservative at too cool of a temperature your mixture will separate from the finished lotion.  If your temperature is too hot it will burn the preservative off.
Wine Lotion Recipe Putting it all TogetherNow, we will begin combining our oils and water.  Once both the oils and water have come to the proper temperature, we will need to move quickly.  So, once your water has been heated, remove it from the heat.  You want to let both your oils and water temperatures to drop to 140 degrees Fahrenheit.  Then, add 8 grams of sodium lactate to your water.  Make sure you stir in the sodium lactate completely.  Now, add your oils to your water.  Then, use your stick blender to mix them.  Mix until you notice the mixture turn white in color as it emulsifies.  Again, remember to pay close attention to your temperatures.  You do not want the temperature to drop below 120 degrees Fahrenheit.

Wine Lotion Recipe Adding the Other Ingredients

Wine Lotion Recipe Adding the Other IngredientsNext, let’s add our preservative.  Remember, this needs to be added below 140 degrees Fahrenheit, but at a temperature no cooler than 120 degrees.  When the mixture drops to around 120 degrees add the 10 grams of optiphen preservative.  Additionally, this is when the colorant should be added.  So, at this time add 7 drops of red soap colorant and 3 drops blue fd&c dye.  You will also add the 12 grams Shiraz Fragrance Oil you weighed out earlier.  Mix your ingredients together using your stick blender.  Now you will need the resveratrol extract powder mixture you prepared.  Earlier, we dispersed the resveratrol powder extract in vegetable glycerin so that it can be added to your lotion without clumping.  Finally, at this time, add the resveratrol mixture you prepared earlier.  Once again use your stick blender to evenly and fully mix all of the potion’s ingredients.  Once everything is mixed, allow the lotion to set up.  You will notice the lotion thicken more as it cools.  Once it has set up, you are ready to package it.

Wine Lotion Recipe Packaging the Lotion

Wine Lotion Recipe Packaging the LotionLastly, we will be placing our lotion into the 8 ounce lotion bottles.  I have found it easiest to do this using a zip lock bag.  So, place the lotion in a ziplock bag.  Then, cut the corner.  We will be using the bag sort of like you would a decorating bag.  Once you have cut the corner, you can place the opening over the opening of the bottle.  Squeeze the bag gently to add the lotion to the first bottle.  Then, fill the second bottle.  Finally, place a white lotion pump on each bottle.  Your wine scented lotion is now complete!

What is your favorite Nature’s Garden wine scent?  Let us know and show us what you’ve created!  Post a picture on our Facebook page or on Instagram @ngscents!

Oct
18

Papaya Dragon Fruit Fragrance Oil


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Papaya Dragon Fruit Fragrance OilPapaya Dragon Fruit Fragrance Oil – Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Papaya Dragon Fruit Fragrance Oil is a tropical scent by Natures Garden. This aroma is a scrumptious blend of exotic and sweet fruits with nutty almond scents. This tropical scent is not only extremely popular with the Natures Garden team, but our customer love it as well. One customer says.”I was looking at this oil for a long time trying to decide whether I wanted to try it or not and I finally decided to get a sample of it and omg I am so glad that I did, I have even come back to buy a big bottle of it. This is so tropical and would be perfect for summer but I am personally one of those people who could melt this in my candles and tarts year around, smells fantastic and you won’t be sorry especially if you like the mango and papaya scents because this reminds me of that but at the same time has its own unique smell .” If you’re on the fence with this one give it a try!  We are sure you will love it as much as we do!

What Does Papaya Dragon Fruit Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

This is Deborah’s new favorite fragrance oil by Natures Garden!  A tropical fruitopia of juicy peaches, papaya, exotic dragon fruit and fresh island pineapple tweaked with nutty notes of almond. NG Original Scent! 

How Do Our Customers Use Papaya Dragon Fruit Fragrance Oil in Room Scenting Recipes?

Papaya Dragon Fruit Fragrance Oil Candle Color SuggestionNatures Garden customers creating their own wax creations can use this exotic fragrance oil. We have found this fragrance oil performs wonderfully in homemade candles and melts. We recommend adding a maximum of 10% of your recipe. Our Joy Wax and Pillar of Bliss are just a couple of waxes showing strong scent retention.  Papaya Dragon Fruit Fragrance Oil also shows great results in both our natural soy waxes and eco-friendly palm waxes.

Other room scenting products can be made with this tropical fragrance oil. Both potpourri, reed diffusers, and incense can use up to 50% for this fragrance. Also, aroma beads that use this fragrance oil will retain a nice and strong scent. When coloring your room scenting recipes, we suggest 4 drops red liquid candle dye. Another option, you could use a small amount of shredded red color block.

How Do Our Customers Use Papaya Dragon Fruit Fragrance Oil in Bath and Body Recipes?

Papaya Dragon Fruit CP Soap ResultsHomemade soap crafters, you can use Papaya Dragon Fruit fragrance oil. Use this scent to create cold process soap, hp, or mp soap. Natures Garden’s Cold Process Soap Testing Results for this scent have performed fantastically. A soap batch that uses this fragrance oil will have no separation, no ricing, and no acceleration. Have you decided how you will color you soaps using this scent yet? Well, our suggestion is to use red liquid soap dye in your desired amount.

All sorts of unique bath and body products can be created using this fruity fragrance oil. Bath gels, bath oils, lotions, perfumes, bath teas, hair products, and any other related bath and body creations can include up to 5% Papaya Dragon Fruit scent. Additionally, you can create homemade cleaning supplies. You can also scent them with no more than 5% of this aroma. If you want to add color to any of your bath and body products, then we suggest using red liquid soap dye in the amounts that you prefer. Just remember to never use candle dye in these.

Papaya Dragon Fruit Fragrance Oil Lotion Recipe

Those of our customers that would like to try out a new bath and body product that incorporates this papaya fragrance oil should take a look at our Tropical Lotion Recipe! This exotic fruit scent is fantastic for a body lotion to keep you moisturized and smelling great.

 

Oct
08

Nectarine and Mint Fragrance Oil


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Nectarine and Mint Fragrance OilNectarine and Mint Fragrance Oil – Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Nectarine and Mint Fragrance Oil from Nature’s garden is a shimmering blend of citrus notes cooled with a hint of mint.  This is a scent that truly shines and stands out in all applications.  The unique combination of notes will quickly grab your attention, and you will love the way the notes shine through in your finished product!  A valued customer from Alabama describes smelling this fragrance for the first time, writing “This is an original scent. I haven’t smelled anything like it before. It’s a wonderful combination. It’s not too sweet and all of the notes described are present. Strong but not overwhelming.”  Try Nectarine and Mint Fragrance Oil for yourself today, and fall in love with the unique scent that this fragrance provides!

What Does Nectarine and Mint Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

Nectarine and Mint Fragrance Oil from Nature’s Garden is a brilliant citrus blend of lemon and orange, cooled by a hint of mint.  Leafy greens and woody undertones support the scent while a base of musk adds a soft finish.

How Do Our Customers Use Nectarine and Mint Fragrance Oil in Room Scenting Recipes?

Unique scents are always perfect choices for those looking to make room scenting products.  Nectarine and Mint Fragrance Oil will certainly turn heads, making this perfect for your scenting products which can incorporate up to 50% fragrance oil.  You can use this bright fragrance oil in reed diffusers, potpourri, or incense recipes.  This fragrance also creates strongly scented aroma beads.  Candles and wax tarts can be made using this smooth scent up to 10% with vegetable waxes and paraffin wax.  It works wonderfully in Joy Wax, Wow Wax, and soy waxes.  If you color your candles, we recommend 3 drops of orange candle colorant and 2 drops of yellow liquid candle dye.  This is per 4 pounds of wax.  You can also color your melted wax with a small amount of orange and yellow color blocks.  Crayons are never recommended to color your candles as they will clog your wick.

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

This scent is a must-have for creating bath and body products!  Soap makers can use 5% fragrance oil in cp soap recipes and melt and pour soap recipes.  Our Cold Process Soap Testing Results show that this fragrance behaved very nicely.  There was no acceleration, no ricing, no separation, and no discoloration.  The scent retention was very strong in cured soap!  If you wish to color your bath and body products, we would recommend using orange soap dye and yellow soap colorant in the amount that satisfies you.  As always, do not use candle dyes in your bath and body products as they will dye your skin.

Nectarine and Mint Fragrance Oil can be used to create a wide variety of cool, refreshing products.  Bath gels, bath bombs, and oils are a great project choice and can incorporate the recommended maximum of 5% fragrance oil.  Handmade perfumes and body sprays will smell delightful when you incorporate this fragrance up to 5% of your recipe!  Uplifting scented homemade lotions can also be created, using up to 5% fragrance oil.   Homemade cleaning supplies can also be created using a maximum fragrance usage of 5%.

Nectarine and Mint Fragrance Oil Solid Lotion RecipeAre you looking for a fun way to incorporate this scent that is as unique as the fragrance itself?  Try our free Hydrating Hand Stick Recipe to create a moisturizing product that features the amazing Nectarine and Mint Fragrance Oil!

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Bronzing Lotion Recipe


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Bronzing-Lotion-RecipeBronzing Lotion Recipe

Bronzing Lotion Recipe

Do you desire a soft, sun-kissed glow for your skin without spending innumerous hours sunbathing? If so, then our shimmering bronzer lotion recipe may be just what you’ve been looking for. We’ve included ingredients such as cocoa power and mica to create an natural bronzing lotion that is soft and shines. Not only can you obtain a light summer glow, but a touch of sparkle as well.

Materials need for this recipe:

Sweet Almond Oil

Shea Butter Unrefined

Cocoa Butter Golden Natural

Sun Your Buns Fragrance Oil

SODIUM LACTATE

BTMS 25 Emulsifier

FRACTIONATED COCONUT Oil

VITAMIN E OIL (Tocopherol T-50) Natural

Cocoa Powder

24K Gold Mica

OPTIPHEN – Preservative

Disposable Pipettes

THERMOMETER

8 oz.  White PET Bullet Bottles

White Lotion Pumps 24/410

Distilled Water

Mixing Bowls

Stainless Steel Spoon

Stovetop

Melting Pot

Stick Blender

Scale
Begin by getting your work area ready. You will want to clean and sanitize your area and all of your packaging supplies. We also suggest that you wear you’re a hair net, gloves, and protective clothing while preparing this shimmering bronzing lotion recipe.
DSC_0592First prepare your water.  Some water will evaporate during this process.  For this reason you will want plenty of extra water.  You will need to have 425 grams of distilled water when you make the lotion.  Heat the water to at least 180 degrees Fahrenheit.  Once you water reaches this temperature, keep it there for at least 20 minutes.  Doing this will destroy any bacteria that is in the water.  After 20 minutes has passed, remove the water from the stove top and use a scale to weigh out 425 grams.  To the bowl containing the water add 8 grams of Sodium Lactate.  Once added, mix well to combine the sodium lactate and water.  Set this mixture aside for the moment, you will need it a bit later.

DSC_0594Now, in a separate pot, weigh out 30 grams of the Fractionated Coconut Oil, 28 grams of the Sweet Almond Oil, 28 grams of the BTMS, 5 grams of the Golden Natural Cocoa Butter, 5 grams of Unrefined Shea Butter, 6 grams of Vitamin E.  Melt these ingredients using a double boiler.

 

Once the oils are melted and the temperature has reached around 140 degrees Fahrenheit, work quickly to add 14 grams of Natures Garden’s Sun Your Buns fragrance oil, 10 grams of Cocoa Powder Organic, and 5 grams of our 24K Gold Mica.

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You will once again need to move quickly for this next part.  You want to be certain that the oils and butters are both around 140 degrees Fahrenheit. If they are not around the same temperature they may not emulsify.  Using a large mixing bowl, combine the oil mixture and the water mixture.   Using a stick blender, begin mixing.

 

DSC_0577When the mixture has reached 120 degrees Fahrenheit, add the optiphen preservative.  Again the temperature is very important.  If you add the preservative when the temperature is too hot, it will burn off.  However, if the temperature is too low, it will separate out of the lotion.  So, at 120 degrees Fahrenheit, add 10 grams of the Optiphen preservative.  Once again, use a stick blender to fully incorporate the Optiphen.

Finally, let your bronzing lotion cool to room temperature and then place it into your white PET bottles and place a white pump on top.

With summer on the horizon, this is perfect for anyone looking for a light golden glow. This shimmering bronzer lotion recipe is perfect for a shimmer and bronze glow without sunbathing. We hope you enjoy making this recipe just as much as you enjoy using it. For even more fragrance fun visit all of our free craft recipes! Keep watching for even more creative soap and candle making ideas.