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Oct
10

Pumpkin Bath Melts Recipe


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Pumpkin Bath Melts RecipePumpkin Bath Melts Recipe

When summer starts to melt into fall, crafters of all kinds start looking for new things to create for their friends, family or customers. When it comes to bath and body products, Nature’s Garden always has some fun, new ideas to help inspire you! This Pumpkin Bath Melts recipe is a perfect example! They are super simple and quick to make! This recipe makes 13 bath melts. Not only would these make adorable gift bag treats, but they could also enhance a pumpkin-themed gift basket.

These shimmery pumpkins are full of skin softening ingredients such as Mango, Cocoa Butter and Pumpkin Seed Oil. They also smell of our yummy Caramel Apple Fragrance oil and a little bit of pumpkin pie spice blend to help enhance the scent of fall! Plus, these little guys have some mica for added color and pop! We are sure that you will be hooked on making these sweet little guys for everybody around you!

Pumpkin Bath Melts Recipe: A little Bit of Pumpkin HistoryPumpkin Bath Melts Recipe: A little Bit of Pumpkin History

Pumpkins have been a part of history for quite sometime. In fact, they were a staple in early American diets and not in pumpkin pie! The oldest evidence of pumpkins were in pumpkin-related seeds dating between 7000 and 5500 B.C. and were found in Mexico. Then, only the seeds were eaten as the pumpkins flesh was too bitter to be eaten. However, with cultivation, pumpkins began to develop a sweeter taste and became a Native American staple. Pumpkin was dried, stewed, baked and roasted. When the pumpkin had been hollowed out, they could be used as a water vessels, storage containers or even bowls.

Pumpkins were such a large part of some Native American food culture. They were actually part of a growing process the Indians called “The Three Sisters”. The sisters were corn, pumpkins and beans. These vegetables were planted together, each one benefiting the other as they grew. Nowadays, pumpkins are a natural fall icon, used mostly for Jack O’ Lanterns, or fall decorating. These pumpkins are mass produced and not edible in the least, although there are still pumpkins grown strictly for eating. These are smaller, denser and sweeter tasting and perfect for those Thanksgiving pumpkin pies and cakes!

Pumpkin Bath Melts Recipe: Some of The IngredientsPumpkin Bath Melts Recipe: Some of The Ingredients

Before we get started on the bath melts, let’s get familiar with some of the ingredients! Mango Butter is a luscious ingredient when using in bath and body products. It has a nice, silky texture that will add some wonderful skin softening and hydration to your bath treats! Plus, this butter is said to reduce signs of aging by reducing wrinkle formations!

Pumpkin Bath Melts Recipe: Pumpkin Seed OilPumpkin Bath Melts Recipe: Pumpkin Seed Oil

What better oil to put in your pumpkin bath melts than Pumpkin Seed Oil. This is actually a very good oil for bath products. Pumpkin seed oil is loaded with nutrients:  Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids, Vitamins E, A, and C, and it is rich in the mineral zinc. This oil absorbs beautifully in to your skin and will not leave a greasy, oily feeling.  Pumpkin seed oil is also helpful in repairing dry, damaged skin.

Pumpkin Bath Melts Recipe: Pumpkin Seed PowderPumpkin Bath Melts Recipe: Pumpkin Seed Powder

You don’t often see recipes that use Pumpkin Seed Powder, but this powder is a wonderful addition to bath and body recipes. Not only are pumpkin seeds yummy to snack on, but they contain an array of nutrients which are beneficial to your body, inside and out! Pumpkin seeds contain 18 amino acids, omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids, phosphorus, manganese, magnesium, zinc, iron, copper, and vitamin K.  When used in cosmetics, pumpkin seed powder is perfect for its antioxidant, nourishing, and skin softening properties.

Pumpkin Bath Melts Recipe: Pumpkin Pie Spice PowderPumpkin Bath Melts Recipe: Pumpkin Pie Spice Powder

Pumpkin Pie Spice Powder doesn’t have to be saved for baking anymore! This yummy spice blend of cinnamon, clove, nutmeg and ginger can add wonderful natural color and scent to soaps, bath bombs and even soaps!

Pumpkin Bath Melts Recipe: Caramel Apple Fragrance OilPumpkin Bath Melts Recipe: Caramel Apple Fragrance Oil

Natures Garden’s Caramel Apple fragrance oil smells like the real thing! A big, juicy red apple dipped in warm, buttery caramel! In fact, the fragrance oil makes these bath melts smell like candy that you could eat! Don’t be tempted to take a lick!

 

 

 

Pumpkin Bath Melts Recipe: Ingredients Available At Nature’s Garden

Pumpkin Bath Melts Recipe: Other Ingredients and Equipment You Will Need

  • Scale
  • Pots (2 for double boiler)
  • Spatula
  • Stovetop

Pumpkin Bath Melts Recipe: Total Recipe Weights

  • 57 grams Palm Oil
  • 42 grams Mango Butter
  • 113 grams Cocoa Butter Golden Natural
  • 15 grams Pumpkin Seed Oil
  • 6 grams White Beeswax
  • 4 grams Caramel Apple Fragrance Oil
  • 2 grams Pumpkin Seed Powder
  • 2 grams Pumpkin Pie Spice Blend Powder
  • 1 gram Diamond Dust Mica
  • 1 gram 24 K Gold Mica

Pumpkin Bath Melts Recipe: Before You Get Started

Prior to starting on your bath melts, it’s always a good idea to take a few precautionary steps. First, clean and sanitize your work area. Make sure that you have all your ingredients within easy reach and that you also have enough room to work in. Also, make sure your equipment and utensils are also clean and sanitized. We also suggest wearing a hair net and protective clothing when preparing this recipe.  These steps will ensure that you can work smoothly without any interruptions in your creating. Now, we can get started on your recipe!

Pumpkin Bath Melts Recipe: Prepare Your Double Boiler

You will be using a double boiler to melt your waxes and butters, so you will want to get that ready. If you are familiar with how a double boiler works, you can skip this part and move on to the next step. If not, we can give a quick tutorial on setting one up. Double boilers are easy to create. You will need 2 different sized pots, preferably ones that you no longer use for cooking. One pot should be smaller than the other, so that it can fit inside the larger one. In the larger pot, place a few inches of water. To the smaller pot, you will add your waxes and butters. Then you will place the smaller pot into the larger pot to allow the butters and waxes to melt.

Pumpkin Bath Melts Recipe: Prepping the Wax, Oils and ButtersPumpkin Bath Melts Recipe: Prepping the Wax, Oils and Butters

Once you have the outside pot heating on the heat source, you will weigh out the wax, oils and butters to the smaller pot. Place your clean pot on the scale, tare out the weight and weigh in 57 grams of Palm Oil, 42 grams of Mango Butter, 113 grams of Cocoa Butter Golden Natural, 6 grams of White Beeswax and 15 grams of Pumpkin Seed Oil.

 

 

Pumpkin Bath Melts Recipe: Melting the Wax, Oils and Butters

Place the smaller pot inside the larger pot. Now you will melt the oils, butters and wax on a gentle heat, stirring occasionally, until everything is melted and combined. Once everything is nicely melted, you can turn off your heat and remove the inner pot and set it aside for the moment.

Pumpkin Bath Melts Recipe: Prepping the Powders, Micas and Fragrance OilPumpkin Bath Melts Recipe: Prepping the Powders, Micas and Fragrance Oil

While you are waiting for the butters to melt, you can prep the powders and micas. So to a small bowl that is placed on your scale, weigh in 2 grams of pumpkin seed powder, 2 grams of pumpkin pie spice blend powder, 1 gram of Diamond Dust Mica, 1 gram of 24K Gold Mica and 4 grams of Caramel Apple fragrance oil.  Mix this together using a spoon until everything is incorporated.

 

Pumpkin Bath Melts Recipe: Combining All the IngredientsPumpkin Bath Melts Recipe: Combining All the Ingredients

Now that your butters and waxes are melted, you can combine the mixed powders and fragrance oil in with the butters. Stir this mixture well until everything is well incorporated.

 

 

 

 

Pumpkin Bath Melts Recipe: Pouring the Bath MeltsPumpkin Bath Melts Recipe: Pouring the Bath Melts

Now that everything is fully mixed, you will be pouring them into the mold. Have your mold setting in front of you and carefully pour the mixture into each cavity.

 

 

 

 

Pumpkin Bath Melts Recipe: Allowing the Melts to Set Up

Next, you will need to allow your bath melts to set up a bit. You want them to have a “film” over the top before attempting to move them. This should not take very long. Once they are set, you can move them to the freezer. Allow the bath melts to set in the freezer for about 30 minutes. Then, you can remove them from the freezer and pop them out of their mold.

 

 

Pumpkin Bath Melts Recipe: Ready to UsePumpkin Bath Melts Recipe: Ready to Use

Your Pumpkin Bath Melts are ready to use! Simply place one melt under warm, running bath water, sit back and unwind after a long day! Enjoy the scent of spice and caramel in the air! Use bath melts with caution, however! They can and will make your bath tub slippery! Also, we do not recommend shipping these to your customers in warm climates. Bath melts will simply melt with skin contact due to body heat.

 

Pumpkin Bath Melts Recipe: That’s All For Today

We hope you enjoyed reading and learning about our newest fall bath treat! These Pumpkin Bath Melts are sure to please everybody that appreciates wonderful products that help nourish your skin and smell amazing!  Whether you create these little pumpkins for yourself, family, friends or clients, they are sure to be an annual treat that everyone will love and want.

Pumpkin Bath Melts Recipe: More Fun Pumpkin Treats

If you are looking for some more fun pumpkin themed bath and body recipes, Nature’s Garden has a plethora of recipes to choose from. From body scrub to soaps, they are easy to make and would make a lovely fall themed gift basket!

Pumpkin Eggnog Foaming Sugar Scrub RecipePumpkin Eggnog Foaming Sugar Scrub Recipe

This Pumpkin Eggnog Foaming Sugar Scrub is quick and easy to make! Our whipped soap base and a bit of sugar, you can have this scrub whipped up in no time. The inspiration for this sugar scrub is our Pumpkin Eggnog fragrance oil. It has a wonderfully warm, sugary pumpkin vanilla scent!

Pumpkin Puree Cold Process Soap RecipePumpkin Puree Cold Process Soap Recipe

If you like to make Cold Process soap, we have a lovely Pumpkin Puree Cold Process soap recipe that uses real pumpkin puree as one of the ingredients. Pumpkin puree adds a wonderful natural, deep orange color to the soap. The pumpkin fragrance we chose is our yummy Pumpkin Apple Butter. This scent is a wonderful combination of apples, pears, cinnamon, clove and vanilla.

Pumpkin Cheesecake Wax Melts RecipePumpkin Cheesecake Wax Melts Recipe

If you are looking to have a candle addition to your bath time gift basket, our Pumpkin Cheesecake Wax Melts are perfect! Simple and quick to make, these wax melts look like a pumpkin treat to eat and they smell just as delicious! We used our Pillar of Bliss for the “chocolate crust” and “cheesecake” part of the wax melt and for the “whipped topping” we used Joy Wax! Of course we used our Pumpkin Cheesecake fragrance oil! A delicious scent of cinnamon, whipped cream, vanilla and rum!

Pumpkin Pie Candle RecipePumpkin Pie Candle Recipe

If you like to make candles, we have a Pumpkin Candle that is sure to make somebody think you made a Pumpkin Pie for dessert! This layered candle is easy to create using Joy Wax for the base of the candle and for the “whipped topping”. The finishing touch is a cute little pumpkin embed perched on top. The fragrance we scented this candle with is, of course, our Pumpkin Pie Spice. A true to it’s name scent that smells like the spice blend you add to the traditional fall treat.

We hope we have inspired you to create some fun pumpkin themed products for fall line-up! Check out some more pumpkin-themed bath and body products, or even some wax melts to help get you into the spirit of fall!

If you want to show off any creations that you make using any Nature’s Garden products give us a holler! You can post your products on our Facebook page, or find us on Instagram (@ngscents) or on Twitter (@ngscents) Nothing makes us more excited then seeing what our customers have been up too! We can’t wait to hear from you!

Sep
06

Green Tea Scrub Recipe


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Green Tea Scrub RecipeGreen Tea Scrub Recipe

Scrubs are incredibly popular these days! They are easy to make and most of the time, they require just a few ingredients. However, Nature’s Garden has a new scrub recipe that would be an amazing addition to your personal collection or to add to your line of bath and body products for your customers. Our green tea scrub recipe is full of skin nourishing ingredients such as green tea powder, argan oil and mango butter. Your skin will be shiny and glowing after just one use! You’ll be pleased to find out that this simple little tea leaf can do wonders for your skin!

 

Green Tea Scrub Recipe: The Green Tea Rundown

Let’s talk about this amazing green leaf before we get started. Out of all the types of tea in the world, green tea’s history is the longest and most documented beverage across many southeast Asian cultures. As far back as 600 A.D., a most important book regarding tea was written by Lu Yu. His book was called Cha Jing, or Tea Classic. Not only is this book an amazing documentation of the history and culture of China, but it detailed exactly how a cup of green tea should be made and how it should be served. Tea is an incredible part of Asian culture and there are even ceremonies that include serving green tea.

Only recently has green tea been introduced to the western part of the world and in the past decade, green tea has developed quite a reputation as a healthy food. Much research has been done to find out how green tea positively affects the body. Green tea has a huge amount of antioxidants that help fight free radicals. Free radicals damage the skin, causing premature aging or even skin cancer. Another thing, green tea is a powerful anti-inflammatory. Products containing green tea are perfect for those with sensitive skin that may help soothe it. Also, a specific antioxidant in green tea called catechins, is an anti-bacterial agent and this can help with those who suffer from acne and improve the overall appearance of their complexion.

As a side note, Natures Garden sells our herbs for external use only. We do not sell them as food items. The information we provide is for educational purposes only. This information is not intended to diagnose, cure, treat, or prevent any disease. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.

Green Tea Scrub Recipe: Let’s Talk About Some Ingredients

So, we have included some amazing skin loving ingredients in this facial scrub. Let’s talk about a few of them.

Green Tea Scrub Recipe: Argan OilGreen Tea Scrub Recipe: Argan Oil

First, is the argan oil. Argan oil is an amazing skin product! This oil is easily absorbed into the skin, making it a fantastic oil to include in your hair care and skincare formulations.  Argan oil also allows the skin to breathe and is used in many acne-fighting formulas.

 

Green Tea Scrub Recipe: Mango ButterGreen Tea Scrub Recipe: Mango Butter

Mango butter is a wonderful addition to this scrub! Mango butter is an exotic, luxury oil, which melts on the skin; providing skin softening and moisturizing qualities. It is also said to reduce the signs of aging by reducing wrinkle formation.

 

 

 

Green Tea Scrub Recipe: Green Tea PowderGreen Tea Scrub Recipe: Green Tea Powder

Well, we all know how amazing green tea can be for the skin. Green tea powder is an excellent addition to cosmetics and soap due to its antioxidant properties and gentle exfoliation. However, it also is a wonderful, natural colorant for any type of soap making! When used in melt and pour soap you will get a nice green color. In cold process soap, you will have an olive color to your soap.

 

Green Tea Scrub Recipe: Sugar

Did you know sugar can actually be good for your skin? I found that fact very interesting. First, sugar is a natural humectant which means it helps hydrate your skin and then keep that moisture locked in. Second, sugar is a natural source of glycolic acid, an alpha-hydroxy acid that helps promote new cell growth. Lastly, sugar is an excellent, natural exfoliant that is gentle to the skin.

 

Green Tea Scrub Recipe: Chubba Dubba Weight Loss Fragrance Oil

Chubba Dubba Weight Loss Fragrance Oil has an interesting story behind the creation of it. Before designing this fragrance, Nature’s Garden did research to find out which aromas helped to decrease appetite.  They then had their perfumist create this blend using high concentrations of essential oils. This fragrance oil is an aromatic blend of Sicilian orange, lemongrass, lemon slices, jasmine, green tea, and Tahitian vanilla. While we do not make any health claims pertaining to this fragrance, we believe that you will truly enjoy this enlightening blend.

Why Chubba Dubba though?  We named this fragrance chubba dubba because this is how we respond to cute chubby babies. So, while this may seem like a funny name for a fragrance oil, it smells yummy in any kind of bath and body product!

Green Tea Scrub Recipe: Ingredients You Can Get at Nature’s Garden

Green Tea Scrub Recipe: Other Ingredients and Equipment You’ll Need

  • Mixing Bowl
  • Mixing Spoon
  • Rubber Spatula
  • Stovetop
  • Pots (for double boiler)
  • White Granulated Sugar

Green Tea Scrub Recipe: Total Recipe Amounts

  • 136 grams Fractionated Coconut Oil
  • 113 grams Argan Oil
  • 68 grams Shea Butter
  • 68 grams Mango Butter
  • 45 grams Silky Emulsifying Wax
  • 9 grams White Beeswax
  • 9 grams Chubba Dubba Weight Loss Fragrance Oil
  • 5 grams Optiphen Preservative
  • 5 grams Vitamin E Oil
  • 680 grams white granulated sugar
  • 6 grams Green Tea Powder
  • 15 grams Vegetable Glycerin
  • 9 grams Vanilla White Color Stabilizer

Green Tea Scrub Recipe: Before You Get Started

Before you get started with making your scrub, you will need to take a few steps to ensure your creating will go smoothly. First, give your work area, along with your packing materials, and equipment a good cleaning and sanitizing. Also, we strongly suggest wearing protective clothing, gloves while you are preparing this recipe. One more thing to be sure of, have all your equipment and ingredients at an arm’s reach. This will help you move along with no interruptions.

Green Tea Scrub Recipe: Using The Double Boiler

In the first step of this recipe, you will want to set your double boiler up. If you do not have a double boiler, you can create one simply by taking a smaller size pot and setting it in a larger size pot. You will then add a couple of inches of water to the larger pot. You can go ahead and turn your burner on to medium. By the time the water has heated up, you will be ready to add the waxes and oils in for melting.

 

Green Tea Scrub Recipe: Weighing out the Oils, Waxes and Butters

Now you will weigh out the oils, waxes and butters. Place you small on the scale and tare out the weight. To the smaller pot, weigh out 136 grams Fractionated Coconut Oil, 113 grams Argan Oil, 68 grams Shea Butter, 68 grams Mango Butter, 45 grams Silky Emulsifying Wax and 9 grams of White Beeswax.

 

Green Tea Scrub Recipe: Melting the Oils, Waxes and Butters

Once you have all the oils, waxes and butters weighed out, take the pot and place it in the larger pot or pan with the heated water.  Allow the contents to melt at a gentle heat, stirring occasionally. Once they are completely melted you can remove this pot from the heat.

 

Green Tea Scrub Recipe: Prepping the Green Tea Powder and Vegetable Glycerin

While you are waiting on all the oil and waxes to melt, you can do some prep work with the other ingredients. First, you will start with the green tea powder and vegetable glycerin. So in a small bowl, weigh out 6 grams of green tea powder and 15 grams of vegetable glycerin. You can set this bowl aside for the moment.

 

 

 

Green Tea Scrub Recipe: Prepping The SugarGreen Tea Scrub Recipe: Prepping The Sugar

Next, you can prepare the sugar. In a large mixing bowl, go ahead and weigh out 680 grams of granulated sugar. You can also set this aside for the time being.

 

 

 

Green Tea Scrub Recipe: Prepping the Fragrance Oil, Vitamin E and OptiphenGreen Tea Scrub Recipe: Prepping the Fragrance Oil, Vitamin E and Optiphen

One last step that you can prepare is the fragrance oil, vitamin E and the optiphen preservative. In a small bowl you can weigh out the 5 grams of Optiphen,  5 grams of vitamin E , 9 grams of Vanilla White Color Stabilizer and the  9 grams of Chubba Dubba Weight Loss fragrance oil. Chubba Dubba Weight Loss has some vanillin in it so we are using the Vanilla White Color Stabilizer as a precaution to the fragrance oil turning the scrub brown in color. Also, we have included a preservative, Optiphen. This will allow you to prepare the recipe ahead of time without the issue of it going bad. Go ahead and stir this mixture to combine everything together and set it aside as well.

 

Green Tea Scrub Recipe: Adding the Fragrance, Vitamin E and Optiphen

Once your oils have completely melted and you have removed the pot from the heat, you will be adding the last three ingredients. However, it is important to wait for the temperature of the oils and butters to drop before doing so. You want the temperature to be at 120 degrees Fahrenheit. This is the correct temperature to add the Optiphen too. If it is added at a higher temperature, then the heat may destroy any of the preserving qualities of the Optiphen. So when the butters and oils have reached the correct temperature,you can go ahead and add in the prepared fragrance mixture.

Green Tea Scrub Recipe: Adding the Oils Green Tea Scrub Recipe: Adding the Oils

Now we are going to add the melted oils to the sugar. Take your bowl with the sugar that has been pre-weighed and add in the oil/fragrance mixture. Mix these together combining everything thoroughly.

 

 

 

 

Green Tea Scrub Recipe: Adding in the Green Tea MixtureGreen Tea Scrub Recipe: Adding in the Green Tea Mixture

Next you will be adding in the green tea mixture you prepared earlier. So go ahead and add this to your sugar/oil mixture. stir this well to disperse everything evenly.

Green Tea Scrub Recipe: Adding Your Scrubs to the Jars

Lastly, you will divide your scrub into their jars.  However, before you add your facial scrub to the jars, you will need to allow it to come to room temperature. Once it has reached that point, you can now divide the scrub into seven 4-ounce jars. Add your lid on top and they are ready to use!

 

Green Tea Scrub Recipe: Other Green Tea Recipes

Do you have a favorite scrub recipe or did you give this recipe a try? Let us know! We love hearing from our friends and customers! We especially love hearing what you all create using Nature’s Garden products! Show us what you have done by finding us on Facebook, Twitter (@ngscents) or Instagram (@ngscents). We can’t wait to see what you’ve been up too!

Do your have a favorite green tea? Do you like it cold or hot? In a smoothie or maybe in a sweet, bakery treat? I say the best way is iced green tea. It’s refreshing, crisp and how amazing is it that something that can taste good, can be good for you? Here are some yummy, refreshing iced green tea recipes to give a try on a hot summer day! While you are sipping on your iced green tea, you can read up on even more information on the history of green tea go ahead and follow this link. Not only can you learn about green tea and it’s counterparts, but you can also find recipes, how to brew the perfect cup of tea and even what a Japanese Tea Ceremony is all about.

 

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).

Aug
14

30 Ways to Use Beeswax


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30 Ways to Use Beeswax30 Ways to Use Beeswax

Beeswax is used in a variety of bath and body products. When added to bath and body products it can thicken the consistency. However, that is not its only purpose. When used in skin care recipes, beeswax can help lock moisture in, yet still, let your skin breathe. Not only that but this wonderful cosmetic wax also helps keep skin protected. Beeswax also works to help keep the skin both nourished and soft. When beeswax is added to homemade beeswax candles, it helps create a longer cleaner burn. Read on for 30 ways to use beeswax in your handcrafted candles and cosmetic recipes. In addition, be sure to check out our beeswax class for more information on Natures Garden’s white beeswax pellets.

 

 30 Ways to Use Beeswax Beard Balm Recipe30 Ways to Use Besswax Beard Balm Recipe

First, we have an awesome Beard Balm Recipe. This recipe was formulated with beard care in mind. This balm is perfect for keeping that beard tame and in its place. In only a few steps, you this beard wax will be ready in a breeze. Don’t worry though, when using it, no breeze will ruin your beard. You will find many beard beneficial oils in this recipe such as jojoba oil, sweet almond oil, sesame oil, olive oil, and castor oil. We used Cedarwood Virginiana essential oil in this recipe along with vitamin E oil, cocoa butter, and shea butter. Find out more about each oil we used in this recipe and its benefits to your beard here.

 

30 Ways to Use Beeswax Pink Lemonade Scrub Recipe30 Ways to Use Beeswax Pink Lemonade Scrub Recipe

Look how colorful this layered scrub is! Pink Lemonade Scrub Recipe is perfect for an at home spa day. In this handmade body scrub recipe, we use Raspberry Lemonade Fragrance Oil and our vibrant FUN soap colorants. This scrub making tutorial shows you how to make a raspberry lemonade scented emulsified scrub.

 

30 Ways to Use Beeswax Margarita Salt Scrub Recipe30 Ways to Use Beeswax Margarita Salt Scrub Recipe

Next, we have Margarita Salt Scrub Recipe. This foaming scrub uses dead sea salt for extra scrubbing power when you need it! It is super easy, vibrant and fun to make. Also, Margarita Salt Scrub Recipe will help exfoliate your skin and leave it feeling nice and soft.

 

 30 Ways to Use Beeswax Foaming Hibiscus Scrub Recipe30 Ways to Use Beeswax Foaming Hibiscus Scrub Recipe

Now, we have a recipe that contains sodium cocoyl isethionate or SCI. SCI will help leave your skin super soft even if you have sensitive skin. In addition, we used hibiscus to naturally color the scrub so, you do not need to add a soap dye. Hibiscus flower powder was used to get the natural red pink color you see. We topped this scrub off with whole dried hibiscus flowers for a final decorative touch. Lastly, this scrub smells amazing with the Hawaiian Sea Mist Fragrance Oil!

30 Ways to Use Beeswax Activated Charcoal Scrub Recipe30 Ways to Use Beeswax Activated Charcoal Scrub Recipe

Who doesn’t love activated charcoal? Natures Garden has a wonderful recipe that contains activated charcoal, along with a ton of skin loving ingredients like coconut oil 76, macadamia nut oil, shea butter, mango butter, emulsifying wax, beeswax, jojoba oil, arrowroot powder, vitamin E, and vegetable glycerin. Finally, we scented this recipe with Black Linen and Amber Fragrance Oil.

30 Ways to Use Beeswax Saint Patricks Day Candle Recipe 30 Ways to Use Beeswax Saint Patricks Day Candle

For all of our homemade candle makers, we have a super cute candle for St. Patrick’s Day. While soy wax is the bulk wax of this candle, we use beeswax for the shamrock. We scented this soy and beeswax candle with NG Aloe & White Lilac Fragrance Oil.

 

30 Ways to Use Beeswax White Chocolate Bath Melts Recipe 30 Ways to Use Beeswax White Chocolate Bath Melts Recipe

Now, we have a delicious bath melt recipe. The aroma of white chocolate and mango butter while taking a bath will soothe your stress away. This recipe is a simple recipe that will make about twelve bath melts! You will not be disappointed if you make this bath time recipe using real white chocolate. Also, it will make a great addition to your bath and body product line!

30 Ways to Use Beeswax Vanilla Cinnamon Sugar Scrub Recipe30 Ways to Use Beeswax Vanilla Cinnamon Sugar Scrub Recipe

Next, we have a sweet treat for your body! This wonderful aroma of Vanilla Silk Fragrance Oil and Cinnabun Type Fragrance Oil makes a great combination for this layered sugar scrub. Additionally, this recipe mixes things up with both brown sugar and white sugar.  Brown sugar is wonderful in a scrub, providing a gentler exfoliation compared to the white sugar in this scrub.

 

30 Ways to Use Beeswax Wine Sugar Scrub Recipe30 Ways to Use Beeswax Wine Sugar Scrub Recipe

Another unique sugar scrub recipe from Natures Garden! This beautifully scented scrub in made with real wine. This red wine scrub not only uses real wine, it is also scented with Natures Garden Christmas Cabernet Fragrance oil which makes it the perfect holiday product addition, or even a great handcrafted Christmas gift for the wine lovers in your life.

 

30 Ways to Use Beeswax Vanilla Brown Sugar Scrub Recipe 30 Ways to Use Beeswax Vanilla Brown Sugar Scrub Recipe

Next, another sugar scrub recipe from Natures Garden.  We might be slightly obsessed with scrubs here at NG. The warm and delightful vanilla aroma in this scrub will leave your skin smelling amazing and super soft. We used Vanilla Extract Fragrance Oil in this gentle brown sugar body scrub recipe.

 

  30 Ways to Use Beeswax Tranquility Bath Melts Recipe30 Ways to Use Beeswax Tranquility Bath Melts Recipe

Now, Natures Garden has a very cute bath melt recipe. This handcrafted bath recipe is packaged in clamshell containers. Packaging your melts this way means no molds to clean up. In addition, all you need to do is add a label and your product is ready for shelves! With the addition of shea butter, sweet almond oil, and real dried chamomile flowers, these hand made bath melts will help you soak the blues away. In addition, they are scented with Tranquil Oasis Fragrance Oil for an at home spa experience.

30 Ways to Use Beeswax Pumpkin Sugar Scrub Recipe30 Ways to Use Beeswax Pumpkin Sugar Scrub Recipe

Just in time for the fall season. Pumpkin Sugar Scrub is made scented with none other than Pumpkin Walnut Biscotti Fragrance Oil. This handmade layered scrub recipe is colored with festive fall colors and both pumpkin spice powder and orange peel powder.

 

30 Ways to Use Beeswax Shea Butter Lip Balm Recipe  30 Ways to Use Beeswax Shea Butter Lip Balm Recipe

Next, we have a shea butter lip balm recipe. Sweetened with honey and flavored with buttercream cupcake, this homemade lip balm is sure to please. The addition of shea butter will help leave your lips soft and nourished.

 

30 Ways to Use Beeswax Cotton Candy Emulsified Sugar Scrub Recipe30 Ways to Use Beeswax Cotton Candy Emulsified Sugar Scrub Recipe

I love the swirl of this recipe, don’t you? The fun colors and cotton candy scent give this layered body scrub a true to life cotton candy look. We used Fluffy Pink Candy Fragrance Oil to scent this scrub.But rest assured, this sugar scrub isn’t just about looks and smell! It will help exfoliate your skin and leave it nice and soft.

30 Ways to Use Beeswax Gourmet Chocolate Bath Melts Recipe 30 Ways to Use Beeswax Gourmet Chocolate Bath Melts Recipe

Another great recipe from Natures Garden! This lovely bath melt recipe includes real organic cocoa powder. With only a few simple ingredients, along with Gourmet Dark Chocolate Fragrance Oil, your bath melts will be ready in no time. Indulge in succulent dark chocolate, without the calories.  With the addition of skin loving oils, this truly is a treat for your body!

30 Ways to Use Beeswax Rose Violet Bath Melts Recipe30 Ways to Use Beeswax Rose Violet Bath Melts Recipe

Here is another to use beeswax in bath melts. This bath and body recipe from Natures Garden incorporates dried pink rose petals and is naturally colored pink with beet root powder. Finally, we scented this hand crafted heart shaped melt with NG Rose & Violet Type Fragrance Oil.

 

30 Ways to Use Beeswax Pot o Gold Candle Recipe30 Ways to Use Beeswax Pot o Gold Candle Recipe

Now. a recipe for all you candle makers using our Green Clover and Aloe Fragrance Oil. While Joy wax is the main wax for this candle, Natures Garden also incorporated beeswax in the candle for both the rainbow and pot of gold portion.  When used in a homemade candle, beeswax will nicely adhere to the jar, allowing you to create a variety of designs. Check out this candle making tutorial for more information and step by step instructions on this candle making technique.

 

30 Ways to Use Beeswax Emulsified Sugar Scrub Recipe30 Ways to Use Beeswax Emulsified Sugar Scrub Recipe

Emulsified sugar scrubs are wonderful. They are created for those who prefer to have sugar completely mixed with the oil. So, for those wanting a body scrub without any oil separation, this type of scrub is for just right for you! This emulsified sugar scrub recipe from Natures Garden is filled with wonderful ingredients all from Natures Garden. In addition, it is scented with Sugar Cookie Brulee Fragrance Oil, it will make your skin smell amazing and feeling refreshed. The perfect sugar scrub!

30 Ways to Use Beeswax Clamshell Bath Melts Recipe30 Ways to Use Beeswax Clamshell Bath Melts Recipe

If you love lavender, then this bath melt recipe is just for you! Made with mango butter, grapeseed oil, beeswax, and dried lavender flowers, it is sure to be a crowd pleaser. Also, Natures Garden scented this wonderful bath melt recipe with Kismet Fragrance Oil.

 

30 Ways to Use Beeswax Rose Petals Bath Melts Recipe30 Ways to Use Beeswax Rose Petal Bath Melts Recipe

Next, Natures Garden has a naturally green bath melt recipe. How did we color this bath melt naturally green? Paisley leaf powder, can be used as a natural green colorant in homemade soaps, lotions, and other cosmetic recipes. Also in these bath melts, you will find shea butter, mango butter, cocoa butter, beeswax, and coco mango fragrance oil for an amazing bath time recipe. This recipe will make approximately 12 bath melts that you will fall in love with!

30 Ways to Use Beeswax Sexy Edible Massage Bar30 Ways to Use Beeswax Sexy Edible Massage Bar Recipe

Now, it’s time to change it up a little bit. This intimate massage recipe has a unique use. Flavored with black cherry boom flavoring and dark chocolate wafers, you can use this recipe to make your own massage bars. In addition to beeswax, this recipe uses our all natural lip balm base, making this edible massage bar a simple beginners cosmetic recipe.

30 Ways to Use Beeswax Rejuvenating Foot Balm Recipe30 Ways to Use Beeswax Rejuvenating Foot Balm Recipe

Taking care of your feet is super important. Natures Garden has a wonderful foot balm recipe. This foot care recipe uses a wonderful essential oil blend that your toes are sure to love. The scented oil blend of Peppermint Essential Oil, Tea Tree Essential Oil, and Eucalyptus Globulus 80/82 Essential Oil will leave tired feet feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. This recipe is wonderful for people who have rough and cracked feet. Or, for those just looking to pamper their feet.

30 Ways to Use Beeswax Ghostly Scented Toilet Paper Recipe30 Ways to Use Beeswax Ghostly Scented Toilet Paper Recipe

Now, look how fun this recipe looks! What a fun way to scent your bathroom or any other room. You will need supplies that Natures Garden does not carry. But 5 of the ingredients Natures Garden does carry. In this recipe, we used Tricks or Treats Fragrance Oil to stay with the Halloween theme. Or you can switch it up and use another fragrance oil from Natures Garden.

30 Ways to Use Beeswax Lemon Lavender Bath Melts Recipe30 Ways to Use Beeswax Lemon Lavender Bath Melts Recipe

Ready to take a relaxing bath using this delightful bath melt? With the aroma of Lemon Lavender Fragrance Oil used to scent these bath melts, it sounds relaxing just reading about them, right? The look of these bath melts are very appealing and will make your warm bath wonderful and relaxing!

 

30 Ways to Use Beeswax Girly Girl Salve Recipe30 Ways to Use Beeswax Girly Girl Salve Recipe

Next, Natures Garden has a unique salve recipe. The menthol crystals that are added to this recipe make it a very smooth and soothing salve. Also, Natures Garden scented this fragrance oil with Waterlily Fresh Mint Fragrance Oil. Which is a wonderful combination with the added menthol crystals.

 

30 Ways to Use Beeswax Natural Deodorant Recipe30 Ways to Use Beeswax Natural Deodorant Recipe

A wonderful recipe to make your own homemade deodorant! Natures Garden scents this recipe using Lavender Flowers Fragrance Oil and Lemongrass Fragrance Oil. Other ingredients in this recipe include beeswax, cocoa butter, coconut oil-76, castor oil, and vitamin E oil. A very easy and simple recipe that you will love!

30 Ways to Use Beeswax Pug Candle Recipe 30 Ways to Use Beeswax Pug Candle Recipe

Now, look how cute this candle is! Scented with Giggles Fragrance Oil, this adorable pug candle is sure to put a smile on everyone’s face! This handcrafted candle uses beeswax to create the pug’s lovable face. Inspired by our mascot, Enji, it has long been a favorite beeswax candle recipe for many of Natures Garden’s customers.

30 Ways to Use Beeswax Honeycomb Candle Recipe30 Ways to Use Beeswax Honeycomb Candle Recipe

Here is another beeswax candle recipe scented with our Honey Fragrance Oil. This candle recipe shows how to create a rolled beeswax candle. However, we take it a step further, surrounding the beeswax portion with gel wax. Learn more about this candle in Natures Garden’s honeycomb candle tutorial.

30 Ways to Use Beeswax Beeswax Candle Recipe 30 Ways to Use Beeswax Beeswax Candle Recipe

Next, Natures Garden has a recipe that is made from our white beeswax pellets. This beeswax recipe will guide in creating homemade rolled beeswax sheets. Then, we will show you how to roll beeswax sheets into candle with this free candle making tutorial.

 

30 Ways to Use Beeswax Strawberry Cheesecake Lip Balm Recipe30 Ways to Use Beeswax Strawberry Cheesecake Lip Balm Recipe

Finally, we have lip balm recipe that will show you how to layer lip balm to add a fun creative flare to your cosmetic products. This lip gloss recipe uses the delicious strawberry cheesecake flavor oil, making it a nice and sweet tasting lip balm.

May
18

Margarita Salt Scrub Recipe


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Margarita Salt Scrub RecipeMargarita Salt Scrub Recipe

Margarita Salt Scrub Recipe is a great foaming body scrub created by Natures Garden. Not only is this recipe scented with the delicious Margarita Fragrance Oil, but this salt scrub is amazing for dry skin! The oils and butters included in this scrub are nourishing and skin loving. So, scrub away the dead skin and the skin that stays behind to lovely kinds of oils and butters, such as Jojoba Oil or Mango Butter. It also uses SCI to give the scrub a little foaming action. Plus, this scrub is a bright, fun lime green color. Overall this recipe is very fun, yet still a super effective salt scrub!

Margarita Salt Scrub Recipe Ingredients Available From Natures Garden

Coconut Oil – 76

Avocado Oil

Mango Butter

Shea Butter

Jojoba Oil

Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate – SCI

Vitamin E Oil

Emulsifying Wax Traditional

Beeswax White Pastilles

Margarita Fragrance Oil

Optiphen – Preservative

Lemon Peel Powder

Dead Sea Salt Fine Ground

Vegetable Glycerin

FUN Soap Colorant Lime Green

4 oz. Clear PET Jar

White Dome Lid Smooth 58/400

Margarita Salt Scrub Recipe Other Ingredients and Equipment Needed

A Scale

Two Medium Mixing Bowls

A Small Mixing Bowl

Mixing Spoon

Spatula

Stove Top

Medium Size Pot

Small Size Pot

A Thermometer

Margarita Salt Scrub Recipe Total Weights For Ingredients

136 grams of Coconut Oil – 76

113 grams of Avocado Oil

74 grams of Mango Butter

62 grams of Shea Butter

20 grams of Jojoba Oil

121 grams of Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate – SCI

5 grams of Vitamin E Oil

50 grams of Emulsifying Wax Traditional

12 grams of Beeswax White Pastilles

20 grams of Margarita Fragrance Oil

5 grams of Optiphen – Preservative

2 grams of Lemon Peel Powder

630 grams of Dead Sea Salt Fine Ground

14 grams of Vegetable Glycerin

15 drops of FUN Soap Colorant Lime Green

Margarita Salt Scrub Recipe Clean and Sanitize

Before you begin, you will want to make sure everything is sanitized and ready to use for your craft. First, make sure all that the stove and counter top are cleaned off. This ensures that you will have plenty of room to create this scrub. Also, gather all of your equipment and make sure to sanitize every last piece. Further, consider wearing gloves, protective clothing, and a hair net to keep your skin and recipe safe throughout this process.

Margarita Salt Scrub Recipe Making the Double Boiler

Now, you will want to know how to create a double boiler before we begin creating this scrub recipe. If you already know how to create this melting contraption, then feel free to begin the recipe. However, those that aren’t sure how to put this together can read through a brief yet detailed instruction on how to create a double boiler with two household pots. Further, the double boiler is crucial to preventing your butters and oils from scorching, which makes it important to know how to make this device.

Initially, you will find your small pot and your medium pot. The larger pot will contain the boiling water and the smaller pot will contain the ingredients that you intend to melt. First, add about an inch of water to the medium pot to start. Then, place your smaller pot inside the medium pot. You will need to adjust the water level so that it is at least touching the bottom of the small pot, but the water can’t be high enough where it could boil over into the melting oils or butters. Finally, you can turn on the stove top and add your ingredients to the small pot.

Margarita Salt Scrub Recipe Melting The Oils and ButtersMargarita Salt Scrub Recipe Melting The Oils and Butters

First, you are going to be melting the necessary oils and butters for this recipe. So, find a scale and tare the weight of one of your mixing bowls. Now, weigh 136 grams of Coconut Oil – 76, 113 grams of Avocado Oil, 74 grams of Mango Butter, 62 grams of Shea Butter, 50 grams of Emulsifying Wax Traditional, 20 grams of Jojoba Oil, and 12 grams of Beeswax White Pastilles into one of your mixing bowls. Next, you can add these ingredients to your previously prepared double boiler. Make sure to occasionally stir as your ingredients melt to ensure that they don’t burn.

Margarita Salt Scrub Recipe Adding Ingredients After Melting Margarita Salt Scrub Recipe Adding Ingredients After Melting

After your oils and butters melt,  you will be creating your colorant to add into the mix. So, weigh out 2 grams of Lemon Peel Powder and 14 grams of Vegetable Glycerin into your small mixing bowl. Then, add the 15 drops of the Lime Green FUN Soap Colorant. Mix the ingredients in this small bowl well enough to incorporate everything and create a paste consistency. Finally, allow the oils and butters to cool to about 120 degrees Fahrenheit and add the colorant paste to your melted oils and butters. Again, mix this well.

Also, you will be adding a few of the remaining ingredients to your mixture. So, weigh 5 grams of Optiphen Preservative, 5 grams of Vitamin E Oil, 121 grams of Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, and 20 grams of Margarita Fragrance Oil. Now, stir this mixture to incorporate everything that has been added.

Margarita Salt Scrub Recipe Adding the Dead Sea Salt

Next, you will be adding the finely ground dead sea salt to your initial mixture of all the other ingredients. So, retrieve a second medium mixing bowl and your gram scale. Tare the bowl weight and weigh out 680 grams of the Dead Sea Salt Fine Ground into the new, clean mixing bowl. Then, pour your liquid mixture into your weighed dead sea salt. Also, you should be mixing to incorporate as your pour. Once everything is mixed together well, move on to the next step.

Margarita Salt Scrub Recipe Finishing Touches on the Scrub

After everything is mixed together, it is time to finish up making this salt scrub. First, let your finished scrub cool to room temperature. Next, gather your 4 oz. PET jars and get them ready for transfer. So, scoop up your scrub with your spatula and fill up each of your eight jars. Also, you could pour the scrub into your jars if that method feels more comfortable. Finally, you are ready to add your dome lids. Now, your salt scrub is complete and ready for your to use!

Jan
04

White Chocolate Bath Melts Recipe


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White Chocolate Bath Melts Recipe DoneWhite Chocolate Bath Melts Recipe 

Try out this Natures Garden White Chocolate Bath Melts Recipe and experience some well deserved tranquility and stress relief. I’d say that after the holiday season we’re all looking for a little bit of time to relax and unwind. No matter how wonderful the season has been, that much excitement is enough to ware out even the most energetic people. It’s time to start the New Year off right with a little time to yourself to shed some of last years stress. So, run yourself a nice warm bath and let these white chocolate scented bath melts delight your sense of smell with the sweet scent of white chocolate as the oils nourish your skin from head to toe. Because what’s a better way to relax than a bath? Just sit back, relax, and feel your stress slowly melt away.

White Chocolate Bath Melts Recipe Ingredients Available From Natures Garden

Mango Butter

Apricot Kernel Oil

Beeswax White Pastilles

White Chocolate Fragrance Oil

White Chocolate Wafers – 12 oz

Silicone Soap Mold -24 Brownie Bites

White Chocolate Bath Melts Recipe Equipment You Will Need

A Scale

A Bowl

A Spatula

A Medium Pot

A Large Pot

A Stove Top

White Chocolate Bath Melts Recipe Total Weights Needed

224 grams of Mango Butter

15 grams of Apricot Kernel Oil

13 grams of  Beeswax White Pastilles

4 grams of White Chocolate Fragrance Oil

5 of the White Chocolate Wafers – 12 oz

White Chocolate Bath Melts Recipe Preparing Your Working Area 

Before you begin creating your bath melts you should make sure that the area you will be working in is clean. Also, make sure you have an available stove within your working area that is clean. Additionally, make sure that your equipment, such as pots, a bowl, and a brownie bites mold, have been sanitized well. If you don’t clean your mold before you being the recipe, your mixture may cool before you can get a chance to pour. Further, you may want to start thinking about how you are going to package your finished bath melts. The recipe will create a total of twelve brownie bite sized bath melts, so be prepared with enough packaging.

White Chocolate Bath Melts Recipe Weighing Your Ingredients 

White Chocolate Bath Melts Recipe WeighInitially, you are going to want to weigh your mango butter, apricot kernel oil, beeswax, and white chocolate wafers into a medium sized bowl. Set the units of your scale to grams, set your bowl on the scale, and tare the weight of your bowl. Now, you can measure the 224 grams of mango butter. You will want to tare after adding this butter and continue to tare between your future additions. Weigh out 15 grams of Apricot Kernel Oil, 13 grams Beeswax White Pastilles, and five of your white chocolate wafers. We be melting all of the ingredients on the stove top.

White Chocolate Bath Melts Recipe Melting Your Ingredients 

White Chocolate Bath Melts Recipe MeltNext, we are going to use your two differently sized pots to create a double boiler. The double boiling method of melting is useful for preventing your ingredients in the mixture from scorching, which could ruin the recipe. So, lets begin!

Initially, we will go over how to create and correctly use a double boiler to melt the ingredients. First, fill your larger pot with some water. I’d suggest filling the pot with about a fourth of the way up with water.  This amount can be adjusted after you can see how the water level rises with the addition of the smaller pot. Now, you can take the medium sized pot and place that into the water of the larger pot. If your water level looks like it is high enough that the water could boil over into the smaller pot, then pour out some water. On the other hand, if your smaller pot White Chocolate Bath Melts Recipe Liquidbarely touches the water level, then you may want to increase your water level. Further, if you notice later on that the water is getting too close to the rim of the medium sized pot, you can remove the pot and readjust the water levels.

After you have adjusted the water, you can now take your previously measured ingredients and add them to the medium pot. Finally, you will boil the water until your mixture is liquid. You must watch carefully to make sure the water in the larger pot doesn’t boil over into your oils in the smaller pot as it could ruin your bath melt recipe.

White Chocolate Bath Melts Recipe Scenting Your Bath Melts

White Chocolate Bath Melts Recipe BowlFirst, I would recommend transferring the mixture out of the pot. The pot is likely too hot to place on your scale and may keep your mixture too hot for you to add fragrance oil as well. Therefore, I would recommend that you take your newly melted ingredients and return the mixture to the bowl that you weighed these ingredients prior to melting. Afterward, we can add the fragrance oil to the mixture.

White Chocolate Bath Melts Recipe FragranceNext, we are going to add 4 grams of our White Chocolate Fragrance Oil to the mix of ingredients . However, the oils may be too hot and could burn off the scent. So, use your own discretion to determine the right time to add the fragrance oil. Once the fragrance oil is included, we’ll mix thoroughly yet quickly. Now, get ready to pour the mixture into our brownie bites mold.

White Chocolate Bath Melts Recipe Pouring Into Your Mold

White Chocolate Bath Melts Recipe Pour

Finally, we are going to pour the mixture into the 24 – brownie bites mold. You should be able to create twelve full bath melt squares with this recipes. Once all of the batter has been poured give the melts some time to set up undisturbed. Later, you can move the mold into the freezer. However, you need to make sure the bath melts are set up enough to move. If you are deciding whether to move the mold and aren’t sure if it is time, I’d recommend waiting a bit longer to prevent a potential disaster. Waiting longer before you move the bath melts to the freezer can’t hurt the recipe, but not waiting long enough could make a mess of your bath and body creation. Once you remove the brownie bites mold from your freezer you can remove your bath melts from the mold. Finally, enjoy your scrumptious white chocolate bath melts!

White Chocolate Bath Melts Recipe Packaging Your Finished Bath Melts

Before packaging you should be aware that the bath melts can begin to melt in your hand. Be sure not to handle the melts too much. Additionally, the place you intend to store your bath melts shouldn’t exceed room temperature as the bath melts will likely melt this way as well. While melting doesn’t necessarily ruin the product, it will make transferring the bath melt to the bath tub more difficult.

While there is no one specific way to package your bath melts, I would recommend that you use  something that would require a minimal amount of touching and/or holding your finished bath melts. However, as long as your bath melts are packaged well enough to avoid getting dirty and haven’t melted entirely in your hand, then your product should be fine. The white chocolate bath melts that I had created were saved in a zip lock bag and stored at room temperature  for the time being, but feel free to use any method of storage that you have available.

White Chocolate Bath Melts Recipe Using Your Finished Bath Melts 

Once you have a nice, warm bath running, place just one of your bath melts under the running water of your tub. Including the bath melt while your bath is filling up will allow the oils to disperse more evenly throughout the bath water. The bath melts may make your tub slippery, you should be safe and use caution while getting in and out of the tub. 

Adding more than a single bath melt to your tub could create a very slippery situation. While it may feel like it couldn’t hurt to use a few more of these little bath melts, remember it is always possible to have too much of a good thing. In this instance, adding multiple bath melts will cause there to be an excess of oils in your bath tub. All of this excess oil from these extra bath melts can sink to the bottom of your tub and have the potential to make your tub very slippery. While you still need to be cautious stepping in and out of the tub with a single bath melt, it is far less slippery than if you were to use more than a single bath melt. You’ll only need a single melt to notice the delicious white chocolate scent and feel a difference in your skin. So, it would be wasteful to use more bath melts than you need at one time. Plus, since you are saving all those extra bath melts, you can take even more baths with these delightful white chocolate bath melts!

Sep
12

My First Attempt at Soapmaking


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Enji Natures GardenHi, I’m Katie from Nature’s Garden. (That’s me and Enji!) We’ve got a great team here, and my role largely involves writing fragrance blogs and rendering videos. I’ve been working here for a little over two months, and I’ve watched Bailey make a LOT of soap (you can, too, if you click that link)! Until I started working here, I had very little knowledge of soapmaking (and I still have a LOT to learn), but you bet your bippy I like crafts of all kinds, and I’ve been itching to get my hands on some soap. This past weekend, a friend asked me to house-sit and I had a rare opportunity: an entire kitchen at my disposal. (I live with my folks, two teenage siblings, and a large puppy [keep reading for pic], so the kitchen can be a little crowded.) On Friday, I frantically purchased soapmaking supplies from our store, and soon after started my first foray into melt-and-pour.

Katie’s Impulsive Orange Soap

Truthfully, I don’t trust myself with anything too potentially hazardous. While I’ve read all about lye safety and its proper handling, I still don’t trust my clumsy self. Melt and pour seemed to be the way to go. We use mango butter in our cold process soap-testing recipe because of its moisturizing properties, so I decided to buy some Mango Butter Melt and Pour Soap.

Natures Garden Reed Diffuser KitOn a separate note, I am absolutely obsessed with Blood Orange Essential Oil. Pictured to the right is the reed diffuser that sits in my office, filled with blood orange essential oil (and reed diffuser baseReed diffuser kits come plain- I just painted mine to match the workplace). It smells insanely amazing and its considered aromatherapy benefits are as a stimulant and an anti-depressant (an aphrodisiac, too, but that’s not important at work). IMPORTANT NOTE ON USING CITRUS ESSENTIAL OILS IN BATH AND BODY PRODUCTS: Citrus fruits contain compounds designed to help them absorb sunlight to ripen. Citrus essential oils are likely to increase the photosensitivity- or sensitivity to sunlight- of your skin. I’m already as white as ghost, so I need to be especially careful not to use this soap on body parts that will see a lot of sun. I already get sunburnt pretty easily, and overuse of citrus essential oil on sun-exposed skin can lead to a type of super-sunburn. No thank you.

My idea quickly became centered around making an energizing soap with mango butter melt and pour and blood orange essential oil- but what else? I looked up natural soap colorantsOrange Peel Powder, rich with vitamins and a citrus aroma, seemed like an obvious addition, and for extra orange color, I included skin-nourishing Carrot Powder and cleansing Red Moroccan Clay Powder. Let me remind you again that I pretty much have no idea what I’m doing. –Since I was a kid, I’ve loved making my own recipes. Even if they were terrible. I once put cinnamon squares cereal in a bowl with ripped up bread and orange soda pop. I have no idea why. I can’t imagine anyone ate it. (I’m not sure how those fragrances would smell together, either.)– But no one’s going to eat this soap, so I figured I couldn’t go too terribly wrong, right?

To recap, here’s my recipe (and a picture of me and my dog for fun):

Mango Butter Melt and Pour Soap – 1lb
Blood Orange Essential Oil – ~32 drops
Orange Peel Powder – 2 tbsp
Carrot Powder – 1 tbsp
Red Moroccan Clay Powder – 1 tbsp

Other Supplies:

Knife
Cutting board
Scale
Stove
Small sauce pan
Glass 2-cup Measuring Container with spout
Water
Tbsp measuring spoon
Small bowl
Whisk
Stainless steel spoon
Disposable pipettes
Bite-sized daisies mold

Making it:

First, gotta cut up those lil melt and pour squares. I cut my soap along the lines laid out and then I cut those pieces into halves or even quarters for faster melting. You can use a microwave, but I wanted more time to add my herbs and oil so I used the double boiler method to melt my mango butter base (or something very similar- I just googled “double boiler method” and that’s not exactly what I did. Oops.) In the little bowl I mixed 1 tbsp of each of my powders with the whisk, being sure to break up carrot powder clumps. Once my soap base was good and melt-y, I stirred in my powders and began mixing with a whisk. Shortly thereafter I used a pipette to add my blood orange essential oil. I didn’t measure this one out exactly, but a friend suggested I use no more than a few drops of essential oil per ounce of base, so initially I went with about 1 drop/oz. It didn’t smell orange-y enough to me,Impulsive-Orange-Two so I added an extra tbsp of orange peel powder and upped my essential oil to 2 drops/oz base. Once I got my batter thoroughly mixed, I poured it into that *cute little flower mold,* very messily, I might add, and very carefully laid the filled molds on paper towels on a flat shelf in the fridge. I waited a while for them to set up, at least a half hour, and then popped them out and put them in a zip-seal bag. THEY SMELL GREAT. I cannot get over how much I love this soap. I have never smelled anything like it before- it’s orange-y and herbal-y and the soap turned out to be a tan-orange color- and I LOVE IT.

But melt and pour comes in two pound slabs.. so what did I do with the other pound?

Bacon-SoapBACON SOAP

This one was more simple and scientific. One pound = 16 oz.  and (16 x 0.05 = 0.8). I measured out 0.8 oz Bacon Fragrance Oil and.. I’m not sure sure how much Red Moroccan Clay Powder I used.. maybe 3 or 4 tbsp? But I used the same melt and pour method described above and ended up with a pound of bacon soap! Woohoo! Be sure to keep this soap away from your puppy- he might mistake them for treats- they are bite-sized and they smell like bacon. Though honestly, my goofy dog will try to eat anything.

I can’t wait to create another soap recipe with herbs and essential oils!

May
18

Natures Garden Store


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Marsha and the staff at Natures Garden have been feverously working away at getting the store ready and in tip top shape.

Earlier this year, we started the intense planning and implementing of a store for our wonderful customers to come into and shop.  This was a feat that was easier said than done.  Through months of planning and strategizing, we were able to create a beautiful store on paper that believe it or not contained every item that Natures Garden currently carries.

Then came the week when all of storage and shelving units were put together.  This also included an electrician, a painter, and a small construction crew.  When they were finished, for the first time we were able to see the Natures Garden store becoming a reality.

Next, it was time to stock shelves.  This is where we are now.   Through immense hard work and dedication, the staff at Natures Garden has been steadily plugging away at stocking, pricing, and creating displays for the store.  And, now after all of this time, we are finally beginning to see light at the end of the store tunnel.

Although the store is still a work in progress so to say, we are getting very close.

Sure, all of Natures Garden products are out and available for purchase; but we are still finalizing some aspects to really knock it out of the park!

The Natures Garden store is currently open and you all are more than welcome to come in and visit.  We still have the fragrance sniffing wall (although it is more of a Fragrance Land), as well as 16 oz, 8 oz, 4 oz, and 1 oz fragrance bottles available to purchase.  All of our soap bases, waxes, butters, oils, molds, and herbs are also out and ready for purchase as well.  We even have our vast array of kits, colorants, flavorings, and essential oils out too and they are all ready for their new crafting home.

One thing is for sure, if you come visit the Natures Garden store, you will not be disappointed.  Just please bear with us as we strive for perfection.