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Sep
28

10 Ways to use Vanilla Powder in Cosmetics


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10 Ways to Use Vanilla Powder in Cosmetics10 Ways to Use Vanilla Powder in Cosmetics

If you love the sweet scent of true vanilla powder, then Natures Garden’s vanilla powder is the perfect cosmetic ingredient for your cosmetic recipes! This wholesale vanilla powder available from Natures Garden Soap and Candle Supply has a strong vanilla aroma that is perfect for creating all kinds of wonderful bath and body recipes. Whether you use this cosmetic ingredient to create fantastic natural cosmetic recipes or use the scent of vanilla powder to enhance your handmade soap and cosmetic recipe, this cosmetic additive is perfect for your bath and body recipes! So, you may want to look into the 10 ways to use vanilla powder in cosmetics. Below, you will find handcrafted cosmetic recipes that we have formulated using our sweet vanilla powder.

10 Ways to use Vanilla Powder in Cosmetics: Moonlight Tuberose Swirled Soap Recipe10 Ways to Use Vanilla Powder in Cosmetics: Moonlight Tuberose Swirled Soap Recipe

First of all, you can use vanilla powder from Natures Garden to create a fantastic homemade soap recipe. So, you can perfectly include this sweet powdered vanilla in the Moonlight Tuberose Swirled Soap Recipe. This lovely soap making recipe uses melt and pour soap along with cosmetic clay and herbs. These lovely ingredients will nourish the skin, draw out toxins, and provide a lovely aroma. So, the sweet vanilla scent blends perfectly with the base notes of our Moonlight Tuberose Fragrance Oil. This exquisite feminine scented oil begins with top notes of white pear and green apple. These notes are followed by middle notes of tuberose, jasmine, lily of the valley, and ginger. Further, these notes are sitting on base notes of violet, ylang ylang, peach, vanilla, and fresh woods.

10 Ways to use Vanilla Powder in Cosmetics: Neapolitan Ice Cream Bubble Bar Recipe10 Ways to Use Vanilla Powder in Cosmetics: Neapolitan Ice Cream Bubble Bar Recipe

Also, we used this sweet cosmetic powder to improve the scent of the vanilla part of the Neapolitan Ice Cream Bubble Bar Recipe. In fact, we scented each of the three different colors in this bath recipe. First, the vanilla portion contains this aromatic powder and the French Vanilla Fragrance Oil. Then, the chocolate portion used out Hot Chocolate Fragrance Oil and some organic cocoa powder. Finally, the strawberry portion of this ice cream bath fizzy is scented with our Strawberry Patch Type Fragrance Oil. These scents blend wonderfully to create the perfect Neapolitan aroma for this scrumptious bath and body recipe.

10 Ways to Use Vanilla Powder in Cosmetics: Vanilla Cinnamon Sugar Scrub Recipe10 Ways to Use Vanilla Powder in Cosmetics: Vanilla Cinnamon Sugar Scrub Recipe

Another fantastic bath and body recipe that you can include this cosmetic powder in is the Vanilla Cinnamon Sugar Scrub Recipe. Not only does this recipe include the sweet vanilla powder, but this sugar scrub uses apple pie spice blend, too. Apple pie spice is a blend of cinnamon, nutmeg, and other spices used in apple pies. Further, the warm vanilla spice scent of these handcrafted sugar scrubs pair perfectly with the fragrances.

Of course, this lovely cosmetic recipe blends the fantastic scents of our vanilla and cinnamon fragrances to create a scrumptiously scented bath and body. So, the fragrant aroma of the vanilla powder is perfect for enhancing the scent of our sweet Vanilla Silk Fragrance Oil. Further, the scent of our Cinnabun Type Fragrance Oil is enhanced by the warm spice aroma of our apple pie spice blend powder. Together these fragrances blend perfectly to create an aroma that is simply scrumptious. So, you can create a perfect homemade body scrub recipe that will leave your skin exfoliated and smelling delicious!

10 Ways to Use Vanilla Powder in Cosmetics: Vanilla Brown Sugar Scrub Recipe10 Ways to Use Vanilla Powder in Cosmetics: Vanilla Brown Sugar Scrub Recipe

Additionally, you can create the Vanilla Brown Sugar Scrub Recipe with our scrumptious cosmetic ingredients. First, we have the lovely aroma of our vanilla powder. Further, this cosmetic ingredient is a fantastic ingredient to enhance the scent of the Vanilla Extract Fragrance Oil. So, the strong, true scent of the vanilla powder will perfectly blend with the fragrance that smells like real vanilla extract. Plus, your skin will be nourished by the luxurious oils and butters, like the skin loving jojoba oil, coconut oil, and even more cosmetic oils and butters. So, this exfoliating and moisturizing scrub recipe is perfect for nourishing the skin as well as smell delicious. In addition, since it uses brown sugar, it is gentler than a scrub that uses granulated sugar.  This scrub is perfect for more sensitive areas of the body, or even those with sensitive skin.

10 Ways to Use Vanilla Powder in Cosmetics: Vanilla Sugar Scrub Cubes Recipe10 Ways to Use Vanilla Powder in Cosmetics: Vanilla Sugar Scrub Cubes Recipe

Also, you can add this sweet vanilla powder to our lovely Vanilla Sugar Scrub Cubes Recipe. Not only does this cosmetic recipe include our vanilla powder, but this recipe has skin nourishing cosmetic ingredients, too. So, these sweet bath melts can be added to warm bath water to love and nourish your skin. As you soak in these wonderful ingredients, the sweet scent of our NG Warm Vanilla & Sugar Type Fragrance Oil with the irresistible scent of warm vanilla with a musky base that is just perfect for creating bath and body products. When combined, these cosmetic ingredients will provide you with a wonderful bath experience that will reduce your stress and moisturize your skin.

10 Ways to Use Vanilla Powder in Cosmetics: Orange Dreamsickle Bath Bomb Recipe10 Ways to Use Vanilla Powder in Cosmetics: Orange Dreamsickle Bath Bomb Recipe

Another sweet and fun recipe that you can create with our vanilla powder is the Orange Dreamsickle Bath Bomb Recipe. Of course, this sweet orange cream sickle bath recipe uses both the vanilla powder and orange peel powder herb. Half of this bath bomb recipe will be scented with the lovely aroma of the sweet vanilla. Then, the other half of this cosmetic recipe uses the skin loving properties of orange peel powder, which contains vitamin C and various minerals. Finally, the whole bath bomb recipe will contain the wonderful scent of Dreamsickle Fragrance Oil. So, this fantastic bath and body recipe has the scent of a refreshing iced orange Popsicle with a creamy vanilla filling and will nourish your skin! This handmade bath fizzy is a true treat for your skin!

10 Ways to Use Vanilla Powder in Cosmetics: Fairy Dust Fizzy Bath Recipe10 Ways to Use Vanilla Powder in Cosmetics: Fairy Dust Fizzy Bath Recipe

Our Fairy Dust Fizzy Bath Recipe is another fantastic bath and body recipe that you can use to create a fantastic bath experience. This wonderful bath recipe uses lovely cosmetic herbs, like the beautiful jasmine flowers and sweet vanilla powder. Further, this bath fizzy recipe provides you with the lovely scent of NG Fairy Dust Type Fragrance Oil. This fantastic scent is a bright, sunny accord that begins with rich notes of fruits and floral scents. Then, this lovely scent has gorgeous musk base notes of vanilla and rare woods. This blend of lovely aromas and fantastic herbs create a cosmetic recipe that is perfect for unwinding and recharging. Simply run a nice, warm bath and scoop some of this bath fizzy into your tub. Then, you will be all set for a wonderfully relaxing, tranquil experience!

10 Ways to Use Vanilla Powder in Cosmetics: Natural Lavender Vanilla Body Powder Recipe10 Ways to Use Vanilla Powder in Cosmetics: Natural Lavender Vanilla Body Powder Recipe

If you are interested in trying out a naturally scented powder, then the Natural Lavender Vanilla Body Powder Recipe might be just what you are looking to use! This all natural blend of aromatic cosmetic herbs will provide you with a wonderful scent that you can use for everyday life! These wonderfully scented cosmetic ingredients include the vanilla powder and a pure lavender 40/42 essential oil. This blend of scents is strong, refreshing, and true. So, you can use this lovely blend instead of perfume to provide a sweet, elegant aroma that you can wear out and about. This handcrafted body powder is sure to get you noticed.

10 Ways to Use Vanilla Powder in Cosmetics: Natural Vanilla Body Powder Recipe10 Ways to Use Vanilla Powder in Cosmetics: Natural Vanilla Body Powder Recipe

Another option that you can use for your scented cosmetic powder is the Natural Vanilla Body Powder Recipe. Of course, this scented powder is all natural and it is simple to create, as well. This bath and body recipe only requires two cosmetic ingredients that are simple and lovely. These two ingredients are the sweet vanilla powdered and the arrowroot powder. This blend of cosmetic powders will provide you with a scented cosmetic recipe that will have you smelling irresistibly sweet. This cosmetic recipe is strong enough to be a wonderful alternative to typical perfumes. So, anyone that is looking for a lovely scented cosmetic recipe that will have you smelling delicious should try out this scented recipe.

10 Ways to Use Vanilla Powder in Cosmetics: Candy Cane Facial Mask Recipe10 Ways to Use Vanilla Powder in Cosmetics: Candy Cane Facial Mask Recipe

Lastly, we have the lovely natural Candy Cane Facial Mask Recipe. This skin loving facial mask is a fantastic cosmetic recipe for your skin. First, the blend of rose clay powder and kaolin clay powder are perfect for drawing out toxins, exfoliating, and reducing inflammation. Further, these cosmetic ingredients are sensitive enough for the most sensitive skin types. Plus, this cosmetic recipe contains wonderful herbs, like the beet root powder and the hibiscus flower powder, that will care for the skin. This blend of cosmetic ingredients is perfect for creating a facial recipe that will rejuvenate and cleanse the skin. Also, this wonderful bath and body scrub recipe has a fantastic aroma due to the sweet vanilla powder and refreshing scent of the peppermint essential oil. All of these lovely cosmetic ingredients combine to create a fantastic cosmetic recipe for your skin care.

10 Ways to Use Vanilla Powder in Cosmetics: Cooking with Vanilla Powder

Did you know vanilla powder is often used when cooking or baking? Both vanilla extract and vanilla powder are great ingredients that you can use for cooking all kinds of scrumptious desserts and bakery items. Although the use of vanilla extract is more much more common, the powdered vanilla powder is just as useful in the kitchen. In fact, vanilla powder is many times preferred for its more intense and true flavor. In fact, it happens to be my personal preference. This more true flavor is due to the fact that the powder is purer. You see, vanilla powder contains only ground vanilla beans. On the other hand, the vanilla extract is diluted some with alcohol. If you want to learn more about the types of vanilla powder that you can cook with yourself, then check out What Is Vanilla Powder And How Do You Use It? from Food Republic.

10 Ways to Use Vanilla Powder in Cosmetics: Ask Us Any Questions10 Ways to Use Vanilla Powder in Cosmetics: Ask Us Any Questions

If you have any more questions about these bath and body recipes or any others, then reach out to us! We are always happy to answer questions and provide guidance to other crafters. You can reach out to us in a variety of ways.  You can call on out HUG line, visit us in person at the Natures Garden store, and find us online. Of course, you can always reach us online through social media. You can find us on our Facebook page. Also, you can use the handle @ngscents to find us on both Twitter and Instagram. Not only can you use these social media sites to reach out to us, but you can share your own opinions and cosmetic recipes, too. So, we hope to hear from you all soon! Also, we wish you the best of luck with making your very own bath and body recipes!

10 Ways to Use Vanilla Powder in Cosmetics: Note About Cosmetic Ingredients

Natures Garden Candle and Soap Making Supplies sells our cosmetic ingredients for external use only. We do not sell our any of our products as food items. The information we provide is for educational purposes only. Also, we do not intend for this information to diagnose, cure, treat, or prevent any disease. The Food and Drug Administration has not evaluated the information we provide on our vanilla powder. You need to keep all cosmetic ingredients out of reach of children and pets. You should take special care if you are a pregnant and/or lactating woman when handling any herbs and other cosmetic ingredients. Natures Garden accepts no responsibility, either written or implied, for any products you make with our vanilla powder. All testing of your bath and body recipes is the responsibility of the customer.

Aug
16

Lavender Bath Bomb Recipe


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Lavender Bath Bomb RecipeLavender Bath Bomb Recipe

Check out another wonderful herbal bath bomb recipe straight from Natures Garden. Our lovely Lavender Bath Bomb Recipe blends the wonderful aroma of a floral musk scented oil with the addition of lavender flowers and lavender flowers powder. Further, these cosmetic herbs are perfect for caring for your body as you relax with a fun, beautiful bath bomb. So, try out this fantastic cosmetic recipe and enjoy all the wonderful benefits for your body!

Rosemary Bath Bomb Recipe: Ingredients Available from Natures Garden

Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate
Citric Acid
Sodium Bicarbonate (Baking Soda)
Sunflower Oil
Floral Musk Fragrance Oil
Bentonite Clay Powder
Lavender Flowers Whole
Lavender Flowers Powder
Ultramarine Violet FUN Soap Colorant
Bath Bomb Molds
8 oz. Clear PET Bullet Bottles
Safety Glasses
White Fine Mist Sprayers 24/410
Safety Gloves
Nature’s Garden Apron
Safety Mask

Rosemary Bath Bomb Recipe: Other Needed Ingredients

Witch Hazel (in spray bottle)
Mixing Bowls
Scale
Mixing Spoon
Rubber Gloves

Rosemary Bath Bomb Recipe: Total Weights and Amounts

300 grams of the Citric Acid
600 grams of the Baking Soda
182 grams of the Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate (SCI)
10 grams of the Bentonite Clay Powder
18 grams of the Floral Musk Fragrance Oil
5 grams of the Lavender Flowers Whole
18 grams of the Sunflower Oil
5 grams of the Lavender Flowers Powder
6 grams of the Ultramarine Violet FUN Soap Colorant 

Lavender Bath Bomb Recipe: Floral Musk Fragrance OilLavender Bath Bomb Recipe: Floral Musk Fragrance Oil

You will love the aroma of our Floral Musk Fragrance Oil in this bath bomb recipe. The strong aroma of the real lavender flowers blends perfectly with this luxurious, gentle, floral musk scent. This fragrance oil begins with notes of spices, lavender and citrus. Then, the aroma has floral middle notes of lavender, lily of the valley, ylang ylang. Of course, the scent of lavender is enhanced by the fresh scent of our floral herb. Finally, this scented oils has rich musky bottom notes of Egyptian musk and moss. So, this lovely blend of floral and musk is perfect for creating bath and body products that smell absolutely divine!

Lavender Bath Bomb Recipe: Prepare and Sanitize

Before you begin creating this bath and body recipe, you may want to make a few preparations. First, gather all the equipment and supplies that you will need to finish these bath bombs. Also, you may want to clean your equipment to ensure that it is ready to use. Additionally, you may want to prepare a spray bottle full of witch hazel, as it will be important for making bath bombs. Second, you will want to clean and sanitize a work area that you can use to create this recipe. 

Lavender Bath Bomb Recipe: Preparing the Dry IngredientsLavender Bath Bomb Recipe: Preparing the Dry Ingredients

First, you are going to want to get the dry ingredients ready for your bath bomb recipe. So, take you first medium mixing bowl and a scale. Now, weigh out the 300 grams of the Citric Acid, 600 grams of the Baking Soda,182 grams of the Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, and 10 grams of the Bentonite Clay Powder. After adding all of these ingredients, you will need to mix these powders together with your gloved hands. As you mix, make sure that any clumps you com across get broken up. Once these ingredients are smooth and mixed, you can move on to the next step of these instructions.

Lavender Bath Bomb Recipe: Preparing the Wet Ingredients

Next, you are ready to prepare the wet ingredients that you will need for this recipe. So, grab a second mixing bowl and the scale. Weigh 18 grams of the Sunflower Oil into this bowl. In addition to the cosmetic oil, you will need to include 18 grams of our Floral Musk Fragrance Oil. Now that these ingredients are added, you are ready to move on to the next step.

Lavender Bath Bomb Recipe: Combining the Wet and Dry Ingredients

Once both the wet and dry ingredients are prepared, you will be ready to combine the two mixtures. So, add the wet ingredients to your mixing bowl of dry ingredients. Now, use your gloved hands to thoroughly mix these ingredients together. You will need to continue to mix until everything is incorporated well. As soon as the ingredients look evenly dispersed, you can stop mixing.

Lavender Bath Bomb Recipe: Dividing the Mixture

Now you are going to be dividing your bath bomb mixture into two even portions. You can add each portion to one of your two mixing bowls. Set one of these bowls aside for the moment. We will be adding a few cosmetic ingredients to the other bowl in the next few steps.

Lavender Bath Bomb Recipe: Adding the Lavender FlowersLavender Bath Bomb Recipe: Adding the Lavender Flowers

First, we will be working with the first portion of the bath bomb mixture. So, take one of the mixing bowls full of half the mixture and the scale. Now, you will be adding about 5 grams of the Lavender Flowers Whole herb to this portion of the cosmetic recipe. Again, you will need to use a gloved hand to mix the wholesale herb into the recipe fully.

Lavender Bath Bomb Recipe: Spraying the Mixture

Now, you are ready to get these ingredients to stick together. So, use a gloved hand to mix the ingredients as you spray with witch hazel. Mixing as you spray will help to incorporate the witch hazel and let you know when you added enough spray. Once the mixture reaches a certain consistency, you will need to stop spraying the mixture. So, continue to mix and spray until the mixture begins to feel like crumbly dough. You will want to work slow and be careful not to add to much spray as it can ruin the recipe. Adding to much witch hazel can activate the ingredients early and lead to fizzing in the bowl. So, be sure to pay attention.

Lavender Bath Bomb Recipe: Filling Half of the Bath Bomb Molds

After, you are going to be ready to start filling up your bath bomb molds. You will need to take the seven bath bomb mold halves and get them ready to fill. Then, begin taking this mixture and filling one half of each wholesale mold. Make sure that you aren’t filling both sides of the same mold, as there is a top and bottom to each wholesale bath bomb mold. We would suggest filling the top half with this first mixture. You will need to make sure that you are packing the dough mixture into the bath bomb half tightly. Packing the mold well will ensure that the ingredients stick together and the bath bomb holds its shape.

Lavender Bath Bomb Recipe: Adding Herb Powder and Soap ColorantLavender Bath Bomb Recipe: Adding Herb Powder and Soap Colorant

Next, you will be working with the other half of the bath bomb mixture. In this bowl you will be adding 5 grams of the Lavender Flowers Powder and 6 grams of the Ultramarine Violet FUN Soap Colorant. Once these ingredients are added you will need to mix them well. Once again you will need to use a gloved hand to fully incorporate the herb powder and the colorant into the mixture.

Lavender Bath Bomb Recipe: Spraying the Second PortionLavender Bath Bomb Recipe: Spraying the Second Portion

Then, you are going to be spraying this second portion of the bath bomb mixture with your witch hazel. Just like before you will need to use your gloved hand to mix as you spray. Once this portion of the bath bomb mixture reaches the same crumbly dough consistency, you will be ready to move on to the next step. While this recipe should require about the same amount of witch hazel as before, you should still pay attention to the consistency to ensure that you don’t spray too much.

Lavender Bath Bomb Recipe: Filling the Bottom of the Molds

Next, we are going to be filling up the other halves of the bath bomb molds. The first portion of the bath bombs molds should each be in the top of the bath bomb mold. So, you can fill the bottom of these molds with this second portion of the dough mixture. Again, you will need to pack the dough in tightly. Also, you need to do it this way to sure that each pair is matched up correctly, as the tops will only fit on the bottoms. If you mess this up, then you can end up with bath bombs that aren’t half and half. Once you are done, you should have seven purple bath bomb halves that are packed full.

Lavender Bath Bomb Recipe: Combining the Bath Bomb Molds

Now that both of the two portions are packed tightly into the bath bomb molds, you are ready to combine the halves. So, take one half that is uncolored, which should be in a top piece, and one half that is purple, which should be in a bottom piece. Next, you are going to lightly spray each of the two halves. After you spray, you can push the two pieces together to create a whole bath bomb! You will need to repeat this step for all of the bath bombs.

Lavender Bath Bomb Recipe: Finishing the Bath BombsLavender Bath Bomb Recipe: Finishing the Bath Bombs

Lastly, you will need to wait for your bath bombs to completely set up. So, you will need to place your bath bombs in a safe place that they can rest until they have completely hardened. This can take up to 24 hours.  Once these bath bombs are set up, they are ready to remove from the mold! Alternatively, you can leave these bath and body products in their molds until you are ready to use them. So, the mold can serve as a simple bath bomb packaging idea!

Lavender Bath Bomb Recipe: Lavender Flowers HerbLavender Bath Bomb Recipe: Lavender Flowers Herb

There are many reasons for why lavender is perfect for making cosmetics. First of all, these flowers are amazing for aromatherapy. The herb has been found to help promote a feeling of calm as it is useful for reducing stress and anxiety. So, this is the perfect herb to use in the tub as you sit back, relax, and enjoy your homemade bath bombs.

Not only do our Lavender Flowers Whole provide a lovely floral scent to the recipe, but this cosmetic herb has skin benefits, too. Some have found that this cosmetic herb can be used to help with skin issues, like abscesses (boils or carbuncles), acne, oily skin, eczema, and psoriasis. Plus, this cosmetic ingredient has antiseptic and pain reducing properties that are perfect for creating cleansing and soothing bath and body recipes. Plus, these properties can be useful for soothing sunburn, chapped skin, and many other skin irritations.

If you want to learn even more about the wonderful benefits that lavender has to offer, then check out our Lavender Class for even more details on this cosmetic herb!

Lavender Bath Bomb Recipe: Lavender Flowers Herb Medicinal

Further, there are many medicinal benefits you can gain from this herb. First, lavender is thought to have calming properties that are useful for those dealing with anxiety, depression, exhaustion, or insomnia. Also, this herb has been used to aid in digestion and reduce headaches. Anyone that wants to add some lavender into their diet, should check out How to Cook With Lavender so Your Food Doesn’t Taste Like Soap by Bon Appetit for some tips on cooking with this lovely herb.

Lavender Bath Bomb Recipe: Get Your AnswersLavender Bath Bomb Recipe: Get Your Answers

If you have any questions for us at Natures Garden, then feel free to reach out to us and get your answers! We are available to talk to in the store, on the phone, and online. An easy way to reach out to us online is through social media. You can find us on the Natures Garden Facebook page. Also, you can use our handle, which is @ngscents, to find us on Instagram and Twitter. Not only can you use these platforms to ask us questions, but you can use our social media to stay up to date on cosmetic blogs just like this one! So, don’t miss the next herbal bath bomb recipe and follow us on social media!

Please Note: Natures Garden sells our lavender flowers and powder for external use only. We do not sell lavender as a food item. The information we provide about lavender is for educational purposes only. This information is not intended to diagnose, cure, treat, or prevent any disease. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Keep all our cosmetic herbs out of reach of children and pets. Special care should be taken by pregnant and/or lactating women when handling herbs. Natures Garden accepts no responsibility, written or implied, for any products you make with our herbs. All testing is the responsibility of the customer.

Jun
11

Natural Exfoliants for Soap Making


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Natural Exfoliants for Soap MakingNatural Exfoliants for Soap Making

If you want some tips on how to make homemade soap that exfoliates, then you are going to want to check out our list of natural exfoliants for soap making. Whether you are looking for a delicate face scrub or an effective foot scrub, we have the soap making supplies that you need for your handmade soap! These herbal ingredients are great soap supplies because they are natural and have great benefits for the skin!

Natural Exfoliants for Soap Making: What is an Exfoliator?

We know that an exfoliant is an ingredient that some bath and body products have, but what does it do? Well, these exfoliating products contain an ingredient or two that makes them more scrubby. This means that the product will be able to help remove grime and dead skin cells. Basically, an exfoliant is just another way to say skin scrubber! It removes that outer layer of bad stuff that would just get in the way and it leaves the living cells fresh and open for your skin loving bath and body products.

Natural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Cosmetic ClaysNatural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Cosmetic Clays

If you are looking for a gentle and sensitive way to exfoliate your skin, then a cosmetic clay is the way to go. Plus, clay powder is safe to use in facial recipes, as it is gentle enough to care for your face.  So, anyone wondering “How to exfoliate dry skin on face?” should know that this is a great option! These wonderful ingredients are perfect homemade soap making supplies for removing dead skin without causing any harm. After the dead skin is moved out of the way, your product will be able to nourish the new layers below. 

Natural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Bentonite Clay Powder

First, we have the lovely Bentonite Clay Powder for your all natural homemade soap recipes. Not only is this cosmetic clay a light exfoliant, but it is great for helping your soap glide. This glide is due to the slippery texture this soapmaking clay gets when its wet. One soap that benefited from this property was the Moonlight Tuberose Swirled Soap Recipe, which uses an abundance of different clays to swirl the melt and pour soap.

Natural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Rhassoul Clay PowderNatural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Rhassoul Clay Powder

Another great choice for your soap-making is the Rhassoul Clay Powder. This clay is full of skin-loving minerals and is perfect for helping to cleanse the skin. We used this cosmetic clay in our own recipe, which is the Chamomile Clay Soap Recipe.

Natural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Dead Sea Clay PowderNatural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Dead Sea Clay Powder

Next, you could try out the Dead Sea Clay Powder in your soap recipes. This cosmetic clay is amazing for the skin, as it exfoliates dead skin as well as helps to remove toxins. Further, this soap-making ingredient is full of vitamins and minerals that provide your skin with nourishment. We included this clay in the Mechanics Soap Recipe.

Natural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Kaolin White Clay PowderNatural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Kaolin White Clay Powder

If you have sensitive skin, then Kaolin White Clay Powder is perfect for you. This cosmetic clay is gentle is perfect for removing toxins and dead skin from your body. We used this gentle clay in our Swirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe, but you can use this ingredient in any kind of bar soap and many kinds of natural cosmetics.

Natural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Red Moroccan Clay PowderNatural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Red Moroccan Clay Powder

Also, you can try out our Red Moroccan Clay Powder. This cosmetic clay is one of the purest forms of clay ever found. Not only does it gently exfoliate, but this cosmetic herb is able to remove toxins from the skin and moisturize! So, this is an amazing ingredient to add to home made soaps.

Natural Exfoliants for Soap Making: French Green Clay PowderNatural Exfoliants for Soap Making: French Green Clay Powder

The French Green Clay Powder is most commonly used by health professionals and spas for treating skin conditions, nourishing the skin, and removing impurities. Much of the nutrients for your skin comes from the composition of the clay, which is partially plant material. So, this clay is wonderful for skin care and nourishment.

Natural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Rose Clay PowderNatural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Rose Clay Powder

Pink Clay, or Rose Clay Powder, is another gentle cosmetic clay that contains kaolin, so it is perfect for caring for sensitive skin. Plus, this soaping ingredient is useful for exfoliation, drawing out toxins, and reducing irritation and inflammation. Further, this pretty clay adds a gorgeous, natural color to your homemade soaps.

Natural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Whole Flowers and HerbsNatural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Whole Flowers and Herbs

There are many herbs that you can use to exfoliate your body. Some are more on the abrasive side and others are more delicate, but they all can be used to remove the outer layer of junk on your skin that you just don’t need. Although you can find all of the herbs you need under the Herbs & Spices tab of the NG site, we would like to share some of our favorite herbs to use as exfoliants in our homemade bath and body recipes. Depending on certain properties, like hardness, the exfoliating herbs may have different levels of effectiveness.

Natural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Poppy Seeds Whole

On great herb that you can use to create strong scrubs is the Poppy Seeds Whole. These seeds are hard enough to get a good scrub, which is perfect for feet and hands. Also, many people prefer this to salt for their more abrasive scrub recipes because you can use less and get similar results. This means less scrubby feeling with the same benefits. If you want to try this herb in soaps, then check out our Peppered Poppy Seed Cold Process Soap Recipe.

Natural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Juniper Berries Whole

Another fun herb that you can add to your homemade soaps is Juniper Berries Whole. These seeds are similar to the poppy seeds in abrasiveness, but they are a bit larger. The size can be used for a different appearance or to increase the exfoliation slightly. While the poppy seeds have a hard protective shell, these larger berries are hard and will be able to exfoliate a bit better. You could use this herb in your feet scrubs instead, or you could even add some of these berries to a recipe that used poppy seeds, too.

Natural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Calendula Flowers Natural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Calendula Flowers

Also, you can use Calendula Flowers in your handcrafted soaps for a lovely, light exfoliant. This is perfect for providing a lighter exfoliation for the body. Plus, this herb has some added benefits of nutrients that are useful for nourishing the skin. We used this lovely herb in our Calendula Swirl Soap Recipe, which is both for decoration and to provide a soft exfoliation for the body.

Natural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Lavender Flowers WholeNatural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Lavender Flowers Whole

Next, we have a fragrant herb that is great for exfoliation, which is the delightful Lavender Flowers Whole. These flower buds provide a more gentle exfoliation that would be perfect for the body. So, your body will feel and smell great! We included this lovely herb in our own recipes like the Lavender Luxury Cold Process Soap Recipe where we sprinkled Lavender Flowers Whole and Rose Petals Pink on top to provide a surface for exfoliation. Just note that incorporating this flower buds into your cold process soap recipes could result in the lavender turning a brown color. They are still good to use, but they may not match your colors.

Natural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Cosmetic SaltNatural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Fine Cosmetic Salt

Also, you can add on of our cosmetic salts to provide an exfoliant in your homemade soaps. These are on the abrasive side so be sure that you are using your soap on an area that is not sensitive. You can use Hawaiian Black Salt Fine Ground, Himalayan Pink Salt Fine Ground. or Dead Sea Salt High Minerals Fine Ground to add some nice exfoliating power to your homemade recipes. We have used fine ground salt in recipes like the Total Hot Man CP Soap Recipe and it turned out great!

Natural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Ingredients from Around the HouseNatural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Ingredients from Around the House

While there are many wonderful cosmetic grade ingredients at Natures Garden that you can include in your home made soap recipes, there are some ingredients you can find around the house that are perfect for exfoliation. If you don’t have a specific herb in mind, then you might as well try out the idea with something from home. There are even some instances where these house hold ingredients pair perfectly with your fragrance oil. Take a look at our ideas for homemade exfoliants and see what you think!

Natural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Oatmeal Natural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Oatmeal

One way that you can have a soap that exfoliates naturally is by adding oatmeal. Embedding a bit of this ingredient into your soap will help you to scrub dead skin and toxins from your skin. Plus, you can change the intensity of the scrubbing power by different amounts of grinding. This means that coarse ground oatmeal will be more scrubby than fine ground oatmeal, which would be very mild.

Natural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Coffee Grounds

Another way to naturally exfoliate is by adding fresh ground coffee to your recipe. We did this in our Coffee Melt and Pour Soap Recipe and it turned out great.  Not only do the coffee grounds provide some mild exfoliation power, but the scent blends beautifully with the fragrance oil. We included a Fresh Brewed Coffee Fragrance Oil along with the real coffee ground and was blown away by the authenticity of the scent.

Natural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Granulated Sugar Natural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Granulated Sugar

Next, you can use some granulated sugar in your various homemade soap recipes. While this ingredient won’t make your scrubs as abrasive as a salt scrub, the sugar is great for exfoliation! One melt and pour recipe idea we had with this ingredient is the Gumdrop Melt and Pour Soap Recipe, which make it lightly exfoliating and looking cute!

Natural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Coconut FlakesNatural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Coconut Flakes

Another fun idea for exfoliants is using coconut flakes in your homemade soap recipes. This would be perfect for soaps that use tropical fragrance oils, like the Coconut Craziness Fragrance Oil or the Coco Mango Fragrance Oil. This natural exfoliant would pair perfectly with these scents to create a perfect tropical themed soap.

Natural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Natural LoofahNatural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Natural Loofah

Also, you can include your own loofah in your homemade soap recipes. This is perfect for creating homemade body soap. If you don’t have one yet, you could buy a Natural Loofah from the Natures Garden website. We included our loofahs in a few melt and pour soap ideas. Both the Loofah Honey Melt and Pour Soap Recipe and the Mango Loofah Melt and Pour Soap Recipe are great soap recipe for exfoliating dead skin while cleaning!

Natural Exfoliants for Soap Making: What are the Benefits of Exfoliating?Natural Exfoliants for Soap Making: What are the Benefits of Exfoliating?

We have all heard what an exfoliator is and looked at different types exfoliation, but what is it good for? While you don’t want to exfoliate every day, doing it a couple times a week can have a lot of great benefits for your skin! This is useful for reducing blemishes, unclogging pores, solving ingrown hairs, and so much more! If you are interested in learning about these benefits and others in a bit more detail, then take a look at The Importance and Benefits Of Skin Exfoliation article by Truly Scrumptious Beauty!

Natural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Find Us OnlineNatural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Find Us Online

If you want a few more ideas for exfoliants, then check out the list of Exfoliants In Soaps & Other Bath Products from our Exfoliant Class. Also, you can ask us any other questions that you may have about adding exfoliation to bath and body products. You can ask us in the store, on the phone, or online. If you want to reach out online, then I would suggest either Facebook, Twitter (@ngscents), or Instagram (@ngscents). Hope to hear from you soon!

Jul
25

Lavender Sage Fragrance Oil


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Lavender Sage Fragrance OilLavender Sage Fragrance Oil – Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Lavender Sage Fragrance Oil is a herbal scent by Natures Garden. This aroma is natural blend of beautiful french lavender and fresh herbal compounds with a few more sweet and spice elements to create a perfect scent! This original scent is great in handmade soaps, candles, and lotions. One customer says, “I make soaps and this fragrance oil is perfect for them plus I add dried herbs which gives the bar of soap a wonderful scent.”

What Does Lavender Sage Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

The perfect, complex and unique, herbal combination fragrance oil by Natures Garden!  Lavender Sage fragrance begins 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.  An NG Original Fragrance!

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

First, our customers making their own room scenting products use this lavender and sage scent to create their own recipes. Also, scented incense sticks, cones, and potpourri can be created using a maximum of 50% for this fragrance oil in their recipes. Also, any homemade cleaning products can be created using up to 5% of this fragrance oil. Additionally, the scent will remain nice and strong in aroma bead ornaments and sachet bags.

Additionally, this lavender blend fragrance oil can be use to make homemade scented candle recipes. These products made with vegetable or paraffin waxes can include up to 10% of this scent. Joy wax and WOW wax will both perform perfectly for this fragrance oil. It will smell amazing in wax melts using our Pillar of Bliss. Also, this scent will remain nice and strong in soy wax candles. If you want to add color to your candle products, then we suggest using one drop of purple liquid candle dye. Also, you can use small amount of shredded purple color block per four pounds of wax. Remember to never use crayons as a substitute for coloring your candles as they will clog your wick.

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

Homemade bath and body products can be created using this herbal fragrance oil. Bath gels, bath oils, soaps, lotions, and other bath and body products can be created with 5% for this scent. Also, this fragrance oil will perform perfectly in perfumes, as long as the fragrance oil concentration is no more than 5%.

Moreover, this sage and floral fragrance oil can be used to create soaps using a variety of methods. For instance, our Cold Process Soap Testing Results have revealed that this fragrance oil is great for this method of making soap. A batch containing this scent will have no ricing, no acceleration, and no separation. The final product will have a strong scent retention. After it cures the bar will discolor to a tan or lavender hue. If you want to color your bath and body products, then we suggest using purple soap colorant. Just remember to never use candle dye in any body products as they will stain your body.

Lavender Sage Fragrance Oil Bath Bomb Recipe

Finally, if you’re looking for a great bath recipe that uses our Lavender Sage Fragrance Oil, then you may want to check out our Lavender Sage Bath Bomb Recipe!

 

Dec
22

Bumbleberry Fragrance


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Bumbleberry FragranceBumbleberry Fragrance Oil – Fragrance Spotlight

Bumbleberry Fragrance Oil by Natures Garden is a combination of blackberries and strawberries and a whole lot more.  Our customers have described it as “fresh, sweet fruity”, and “a delicious red berry scent”.  I must admit, in the past, I have heard of bumbleberries being used for baking purposes.  Imagine my surprise when I found out that there is no such thing as an actual bumbleberry, the do not exist.  After a little bit of researching this nonexistent fruit, I found that bumbleberry refers to a mixture of  in season berries that you need to hurry and use before they go bad.  You mix them together as fruit salad type dish.  However, you can also use frozen berries to create your own bumbleberry dish.

What Does Bumbleberry Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

Bumbleberry Fragrance Oil is an explosion of wild blackberries and strawberries, combined with just the right amount of earthy woods.  Natures Garden’s bumbleberry fragrance begins with top notes of blackberry, apricot, and strawberry;  followed by middle notes of sweet pear, lavender, and jasmine;  sitting on base notes of earthy woods.

Top Notes:  blackberry, apricot, strawberry
Mid Notes:  pear, lavender, jasmine
Base Notes:  woods

How Do Our Customers Use Bumbleberry Fragrance Oil? 

For our handmade soap makers and those who prefer to make homemade bath and body products; the maximum usage is 5% for this berry scent.  Bumbleberry Fragrance Oil performs perfectly in perfumes and in other bath and body products such as bath oils, bath gels, and lotions, it performs well.  Natures Garden’s cold process soap testing results show no separation, no acceleration, and no ricing while the scent is strong, juicy, fruity, and delicious.  There was no discoloration as there is 0% vanillin content.  Coloring suggestion for this fragrance oil is to use purple soap colorant and red soap colorant in the amounts that satisfy you. Never use candle dye in any bath and body products.

Room scenters, the maximum recommended use is 50% for your homemade potpourri, reed diffusers, and incense where the scent is nice and strong.  For homemade cleaning products, the maximum usage is 5%.

Candle crafters who enjoy making homemade candles, the maximum recommended usage rate for this fruity scent is 10%.  Bumbleberry Fragrance Oil is nice and strong in soy wax while performing perfectly in joy wax and wow wax.  Bumbleberry fragrance can also be used to create homemade candle wax tarts using  our pillar of bliss wax.  For coloring these homemade creations, we suggest using 2 drops of purple liquid candle dye plus 2 drops of red liquid candle dye per 4 pounds of wax or shred a small amount of a purple color block and red color block into your melted wax.  Never use crayons to color your candles as they will clog your wick.

Bumbleberry Fragrance Oil is a nice berry scent that will have your home smelling of fresh fruits.  To place your order today, type in “bumbleberry fragrance oil” in Natures Garden’s search bar and you will be taken directly to the ordering page.

 

Dec
02

Born to Win Fragrance


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Born to Win FragranceBorn to Win Fragrance Oil – Fragrance Spotlight

The Born to Win Fragrance Oil is a Natures Garden Original Scent!  What does the phrase “born to win” mean to you?  Is it one’s own natural ability to accomplish something such as a talent, a project, or a job with greatness?  Or is it the level of someone’s success on which he or she achieves?  “Born to win” is a common phrase that is heard around the world, but it’s open to each individual’s own personal interpretation.  So whether or not you believe someone is born with it or someone has worked hard for it, the choice is yours and that, makes you a champion!

What Does Born to Win Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

The essence of a champ, this medley of masculine appeal (check out the image for this fragrance) is sure to set the gold standard and I think it does!

Top Notes: Italian Bergamot, Pineapple, Orange
Middle Notes: French Lavender, Honeysuckle
Base Notes: Oakmoss, Amber, Timber, Cashmere Woods

How Do Our Customers Use Born To Win Fragrance Oil?

Depending on how you choose to use the Born to Win Fragrance Oil, depends upon solely you and whether or not you are born to win with making homemade candles or homemade bath and body products!  You decide!

Let’s start with the champions of homemade soap making as well as bath oils, bath gels, lotions, and perfumes.  The maximum usage for all homemade bath and body products is 5%.  We suggest using orange soap colorant in the amount that satisfies you.  Just a friendly reminder, never use candle dye in any bath and body products.  Cold process soap testing results shows no ricing, no acceleration, and no separation.  It discolors to a light tan/lavender and has a very strong scent retention that stays true to form throughout cure.  The vanillin content of Born to Win Fragrance Oil is 0%.  This percentage includes all forms of vanillin.  Keep in mind there are more than 40 ingredients used to manufacture fragrances that may cause to discoloration of products.  In other homemade such as perfumes it performs perfectly.  It preforms very well in bath and body products.

For those of you who candle craft like a champ, the maximum recommended usage is 10%.  Born to Win Fragrance Oil is nice and strong in soy wax and performs perfectly in joy wax, wow wax, and for candle wax tarts using pillar of bliss wax.  Some color suggestions for this winner are to use 2 drops of orange liquid candle dye per 4 pounds of wax or shred an ample amount of an orange color block into your melted wax.  Never use crayons to color your candles as they will clog your wick.

As for home scenting uses such as reed diffusers, incense, and potpourri, the maximum usage is 50%. If you are looking to use this in homemade cleaning products the maximum usage is 5%.

To order this champion of fragrances, go to the Natures Garden’s web site and type “born to win fragrance” into the search bar.  This will take you directly to the Born to Win Fragrance Oil page to place your order now.

Sep
29

Beach Bum Fragrance


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Beach Bum FragranceBeach Bum Fragrance Oil Spotlight

What’s more relaxing than a day spent bumming around at the beach? Finding a good spot to lay out your blanket or towel on the sand, kickin’ off your flip flops, laying down and just soaking up the sun (being sure to put on sunscreen first, of course). The calming sound of the waves, the fresh breeze coming off the water- what more could you ask for? How about the fragrance of fresh fruits and florals? Such a calming scene, I’m falling asleep just describing it.. so relaxing.

What Does Beach Bum Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

This fragrance captures the essence of summer like no other fragrance; combining juicy mandarin, sand jasmine, and refreshing oceanic mist. An NG Original Scent!

Top Notes:  bergamot, fresh air, eucalyptus, mandarin
Mid Notes:  gardenia, lavender, rose, sand jasmine
Base Notes:  tuberose, musk

How Do Our Customers Use Beach Bum Fragrance Oil?

Candles! This summertime scent performs perfectly in joy wax and wow wax, and is nice and strong in soy wax. It is gel wax compatible! That means you can put wax embeds in your candles such as sea horses and shells or the perfect beach footwear- flip flops! The maximum recommended usage percentage in vegetable waxes and paraffin wax is 10%. Our coloring suggestions for candles are to use 3 drops blue plus a small amount (try dipping the tip of a toothpick in the dye, then your wax) of green liquid candle dye per 4 pounds of wax or shred a small amount of blue and even smaller amount of green color block into your melted wax. Never color your candles with crayons– it will clog the wick!

Room scents! This oceanic aroma comes across nice and strong in aroma beads, and the maximum recommended usage percentage in incense and potpourri is 50%.

Soaps!  The maximum recommended usage percentage for this fresh fruit and floral fragrance in soaps, bath gels, and bath oils is 5%. Our cold process soap testing found that this fun fragrance caused slight acceleration, but no ricing and no separation with strong scent retention in cured bars. The CP soap made with this scent discolored to a very light beige. The vanillin content of this fragrance is 0%, but there are over 40 ingredients used to make fragrances that could possibly cause discoloration. Since there was very slight discoloration in the soap, there also might be very slight discoloration of your bath and body products. Our coloring suggestions for bath and body products are to use blue and green soap colorants in the amount that satisfies you. Never color bath and body products with candle dye– you will end up coloring yourself!

We’ve got some flip flop molds for full-sized soaps, or you can use the embed molds listed above to make sample-sized soaps with this relaxing aroma!

Body products! This sunny scent performed perfectly in perfumes and the maximum recommended usage percentage in lotions and body sprays is 5%.

Cleaning products! The maximum recommended usage percentage for this vacation fragrance is 5%.