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Jul
25

Grapefruit Benefits


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Grapefruit BenefitsGrapefruit Benefits

Are grapefruits good for you? We’d say yes, as there are all kinds of wonderful grapefruit benefits that you can enjoy! If you want to try out the Natures Garden Grapefruit Powder on your skin, you are sure to find some great benefits for your body. In fact, you can include this wholesale herb in many different bath and body recipes that will care for your skin and hair. Plus, there are some great medicinal benefits that have been found to be gained from eating this fresh fruit. Further, there are many ways to incorporate this fruit into your diet, through either homemade recipes or even just eating the plain fruit. So, you can use this natural cosmetic blog to find out more about the grapefuit herb and the other properties of grapefruits.

Grapefruit Benefits: Growing ConditionsGrapefruit Benefits: Growing Conditions

First of all, grapefruit trees will require a temperate or tropical climate. These conditions are ideal because these plants need lots of sunlight and warm conditions. In fact, they need it to be relatively warm both during the day as well as at night. So, more tropical regions may be best, but they can survive in temperate regions with some extra care. Also, the grapefruit trees like to have loamy soil that drains well.
Another thing you will want to pay attention to is the amount of space available for your tree to grow. When planting the tree try to pick a place on your land that will provide the most sun, some good winter protection, and at least twelve feet of space from buildings or driveways. After planting, you will want to water your sapling every couple of days. After about a week or so, you can start to water deeply just once a week. However, you may want to water more often during drought periods.

Grapefruit Benefits: Tips for Harvesting Grapefruits

During the first three years, you won’t have a harvest from a grapefruit tree. Instead, your grapefruit tree should direct its energy into growth. So, you may want to remove any small fruits that you see growing before the three year mark. Although you may be eager to try your homegrown fruit, picking these early fruits will ensure your tree grows to be strong. Once your tree is old enough, your fruits will be ready to be harvested in the fall. You will be able to tell they are ripe by their color. If the grapefruits have become a yellow or gold color, then they are ready to pick.

But, anyone that prefers their grapefruit on the sweeter side, like me, can leave the fruits on the tree a bit longer. This will allow them to get a bit larger and sweeter. However, use caution, they can be left on the tree for too long. An overripe grapefruit will appear lumpy and should be discarded.

Grapefruit Benefits: Industry Uses

There are all kinds of reasons to use grapefruit in a wide variety of products and recipes. First, you can use the abundance of vitamins and minerals available in this fruit to promote your health. Plus, you can incorporate more grapefruit though all kinds of delicious recipes. Also, your skin and hair can gain some wonderful benefits by including grapefruit in your bath and body making supplies. So, let’s get into some of the known benefits this fruit has for you.

Grapefruit Benefits: Medicinal UsesGrapefruit Benefits: Medicinal Uses

You can gain many benefits from eating grapefruit. First, this fruit has been found to be beneficial for the immune system. Studies have shown that the vitamins and minerals in grapefruits can be useful when it comes to getting over a cold, protecting against inflammation, and strengthening the protective barrier of your skin. Also, grapefruit can be useful for reducing your risk for diabetes. Diabetes occurs when the body has built up a resistance to insulin, which leads to higher insulin and sugar levels in the blood. So, this fruit has evidence that it can help reduce insulin levels and resistance to help get your body on track.

Another potential benefit of grapefruit is improved heart health. It is thought that the high potassium content in this fruit will relax your blood vessels and arteries. So, grapefruit should be able to help reduce your blood pressure and lessen the risk of heart attack or stroke. Furthermore, this can be useful for increasing blood flow and oxygen to the brain, which can promote better cognitive function. Plus, there is evidence that grapefruit can be useful for helping to treat fatigue and insomnia. It has been found that the tryptophan in grapefruit is useful for helping you get sleepy and have a great night’s sleep.

However, people on medications should contact their doctor to ensure that there won’t be any interactions. For certain medications, grapefruit can cause overdose or increase side effects. This interaction can occur as grapefruit contains substances that can inhibit an enzyme that is used to metabolize certain medications. So, anyone taking medications like immunosuppressants, statins, Carbamazepine, Indivavir, Bensodiazepines, and many calcium channel blockers should contact their doctor before increasing their grapefruit intake.

Grapefruit Benefits: Bath and Body ProductsGrapefruit Benefits: Bath and Body Products

Not only is grapefruit great for the inside of your body, but your skin and hair can benefit from this fruit, too. First, you can use grapefruit peel powder to naturally color your bath and body products. This herb will provide a creamy orange color that is natural and beautiful. If you are interested in learning about more Natural Soap Colors, then check out some of these herbs. You can combine a few natural colorants to create a gorgeous, natural design.

Grapefruit Benefits: Benefits for Bath and Body Products

One benefit of this herb is that is can be used to improve skin tone by promoting cell regeneration. So, this herb will leave you with a healthy, youthful glow. Plus, the herb has been found to promote collagen, which can be useful for getting rid of wrinkles naturally. This will help to reduce signs of aging and leaving you feeling rejuvenated. Additionally, you can use this herb to help solve issues with oily skin. Since this herb has astringent properties, it is able to help constrict your pores. This will help to reduce your sebum production and lead to a decreased risk for acne. So, creating wholesale face masks or natural soap for your face would be amazing for your skin care regime!

Also, grapefruit powder is known to have anti-inflammatory properties. This can be useful for creating hair care products that can help reduce dandruff. Plus, this wholesale herb can be included in lotion recipes to reduce skin inflammation conditions, like eczema or psoriasis. Another benefit is that grapefruit has shown to reduce itching and rashes for those infected with impetigo. Plus, it has been found that grapefruit powder can be useful for reducing some cases of acne. Since acne is often due to excess sebum or a pH imbalance, this botanical herb can be used to increase the pH of skin and control acne outbreaks. In fact, many acne treatments will include grapefruit in their formulations.

Grapefruit Benefits: Natures Garden RecipesGrapefruit Benefits: Natures Garden Recipes

If you are looking for exfoliating melt and pour soap recipes, then this is a great recipe to start with! The Mango Loofah Melt and Pour Soap Recipe from Natures Garden uses both an embed loofah and wonderful herbs to create a great soap recipe. Plus, the grapefruit powder has all kinds of benefits for your skin that will rejuvenate your body from head to toe. So, this lovely recipe will both exfoliate and nourish the skin to provide you with a clean, rejuvenated feeling. Plus, the herb will you feeling absolutely beautiful!

Grapefruit Benefits: Food and BeveragesGrapefruit Benefits: Food and Beverage

This food is a fantastically healthy food that is both low in calories and high in nutrients. Luckily, there are many ways for you to incorporate grapefruit into your diet. Some people enjoy eating grapefruit raw or drinking fresh grapefruit juice. However, this fruit has a flavor that is tart and sour. So, some people need to combine this fruit with sweeter flavors. One way to blend the flavor of this fruit is to add it to a smoothie. Further, you can use grapefruit in all kinds of different recipes for meals, desserts, or beverages. One wonderful beverage recipe is Lauren’s Grapefruit Margaritas from Allrecipes. Also, you can try out a grapefruit dessert recipe on myrecipes for Grapefruit Pound Cake. There are so many refreshing recipes that you can create to incorporate more grapefruit into your diet.

Grapefruit Benefits: OtherGrapefruit Benefits: Other

Additionally, some have found that grapefruit can be a useful tool for weight loss. Eating grapefruit can be useful for helping control appetite and making you feel full. The fiber in this fruit can be useful for helping you feel full and eat fewer calories throughout your day. Studies have shown that fiber-rich fruits can promote feeling of fullness, as the fiber will increase your digestion time. Furthermore, studies done on weight loss have found that grapefruit can lead to losing more weight and more off their waist. So, the groups that consumed grapefruit regularly through their dieting would lose more compared to those that were dieting only.

Another great way to use grapefruit is to create aromatherapy cleaning products. Grapefruit is effective for cleaning many things throughout the home. Also, grapefruit has antibacterial properties that can be useful for getting your home extra clean. Not only is grapefruit effective at cleaning, but it has a strong, refreshing scent that will leave your home smelling clean, too. So, your home will look and smell amazing! If you are interested in finding recipes for creating natural homemade cleaning products, then check out 10 Ways to Clean with Grapefruit by Taste of Home.

Grapefruit Benefits: How Did the Grapefruit Get Its Name?

If you’ve every tried a grape, then you may expect a grapefruit to taste sweet. However, this couldn’t be further from the truth, as grapefruit tastes nothing like a grape. So, how did the grapefruit get its name? While it was first thought that it was because it resembled grapes as it grew, it is more commonly thought that the name came from pomelos. In fact, grapefruits are a cross between pomelo and orange. If you are curious about learning more about the way grapefruits got their name, then check out How Did the Grapefruit Get Its Name? on Mental Floss.

Grapefruit Benefits: Reach Out to UsGrapefruit Benefits: Reach Out to Us

We hope that you enjoyed this information on grapefruit benefits. If you have any more questions, then reach out to us and ask! We are available on the phone to answer any of your questions on this herb. Also, we can answers questions on other Fruit and Veggie Powders, as well. While we at Natures Garden have a help line available that use can call to utilize, there are other ways to get in contact with us. You can ask us questions either in the store or online. If you want to find us online, then check out any of our social media pages. We are on Facebook and you can use @ngscents to find us on Twitter and Instagram. Good luck and have fun creating your own natural herbal cosmetics recipes!

Grapefruit Benefits: Note About Our Herbs

Note: We at Natures Garden sell our Grapefruit Powder herb for external use only. We do not sell our herbs as food items. The information that we provide on our herbs is for educational purposes only. We do not intend for this information to diagnose, cure, treat, or prevent any disease. The information we provide has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Make sure that you keep all herbs out of reach of children and pets. Also, pregnant and/or lactating women should take special care when handling any of our herbs. Natures Garden accepts no responsibility (written or implied) for any products that you make with our herbs. Further, all testing is the responsibility of the customer.

Jul
23

Unscented Cosmetic Bases


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Unscented Cosmetic Bases

So you have your line of soaps going. People love them! They smell amazing, and customers love how they make their skin feel! Well, now you are looking to expand into other bath and body products to enhance your line of soaps. No matter if you do melt and pour, cold process or hot process, people love when they can buy a whole product line of a fragrance they love! Here is where Nature’s Garden’s unscented cosmetic bases come into play. Creating your own lotions, body perfumes, liquid soaps and bath whips have never been easier! Just add in your fragrance of choice, some soap colorants and bottle it up! Whether you are creating for just you and family, or to add to your product line, the sky’s the limit when it comes to making your own bath and body products!  Natures Garden’s unscented bases are perfect if you are just beginning as well!  It is the perfect way to learn and get started!

 

Unscented Cosmetic Bases: Imagine BaseUnscented Cosmetic Bases: Imagine Base

Up first is Nature’s Garden Imagine Base. The name for this unscented base is perfect because all you have to do is imagine the multitude of things that can be made with this versatile product! From antibacterial foaming hand soap or foaming body butter, to bath gel or body wash. These are just a few of the possibilities that can be made using Imagine Base. For a foaming hand soap, you just need to add your fragrance of choice and package it in a foamer bottle. Simple and quick! However, if you would like a thicker product such as a bath gel or body wash, you can create this by adding a natural thickener, such as Xanthum Gum, to help thicken up the Imagine Base.

Nature’s Garden has quite a few recipes to help you get started! You can start with something easy such as Antibacterial Foaming Hand Soap and move on to some fun cupcake soaps that will impress everybody with your creativity! Simply click on the link above and click the recipe button to lead you to what you can create!  In fact, some recipes are even listed right in the description.

Unscented Cosmetic Bases: Multi-Base Lotion

Nature’s Garden has 3 types of multi-base lotions that allow you to create multiple natural lotion based products by simply adding distilled water! Natural Goat’s Milk Lotion, Natural Soy Body Butter and Natural Yogurt Lotion Base.  Create products like face cream, body lotion, body frosting, body mousse, body butter, massage lotion, and spray lotion mist all from this one base!! Another fact, our lotion bases can emulsify up to 2% of additional oily components, so more elaborated skin care products can be easily made!

Unscented Cosmetic Bases: Natural Goat's Milk Lotion BaseUnscented Cosmetic Bases: Natural Goat’s Milk Lotion Base

Our first lotion base is the Natural Goat’s Milk Lotion Base! Goat’s Milk is used heavily in soap making. Goat’s milk is exceptional for people who have sensitive skin and are prone to eczema or psoriasis. It’s rich in vitamins, minerals and alpha hydroxy acids that help remove dead skin cells and leave a soft, healthy skin behind! Customize your lotion to fit your needs or the needs of your customers! Nature’s Garden has developed a lovely recipe using our goat’s milk lotion base! Shimmering Bronzing Lotion is a perfect summertime addition! Made with organic cocoa powder and a touch of 24K Gold Mica, you can have a warm, healthy glow to your skin with no harsh chemicals added!

 

Unscented Cosmetic Bases: Soy Body ButterUnscented Cosmetic Bases: Soy Body Butter

We all know how good soy can be for your body! It’s a perfect substitute for those who are lactose intolerant, or for those who want to simply live a healthier lifestyle. Soy in skin products have been shown to benefit those who have a combination oily/dry skin. It can help reduce wrinkles and may help reverse sun damage!  It’s an incredibly versatile product!  Now you can create a natural, skin-loving product for you or your customers using our Soy Body Butter! Create products like face cream, body lotion, body frosting, body mousse, body butter, massage lotion, and spray lotion mist all from this one base!! 

 

Unscented Cosmetic Bases: Natural Yogurt Lotion BaseUnscented Cosmetic Bases: Natural Yogurt Lotion Base

Yogurt is so healthy for your insides! It provides Vitamin D, calcium, protein plus those probiotics are said to help keep your gut moving smoothly! However, yogurt is also good for your skin! It leaves it soft and hydrated, can tighten pores, helps to reduce blemishes and can help reduce fine lines and wrinkles. With Nature’s Garden Natural Yogurt Lotion Base, you can create 6 types of lotion products to fit your needs or your customer’s needs! Keep it all natural with no fragrance or add an infusion of herbs or essential oils to help give your product some added benefits!

 

Unscented Cosmetic Bases: Odor EliminatorUnscented Cosmetic Bases: Odor Eliminator

Up next is our Odor Eliminator! This is a popular seller here and I love this stuff! In fact, I personally no longer have to buy that expensive fabric refresher or even body spray! I can make my own and use the fragrances I love! With the Odor Eliminator, you can create a line of body sprays or perfumes to compliment your other bath and body products! Or air freshening sprays that will knock those stinky bathroom smells away. You can even create fabric fresheners using fragrances for aromatherapy! Simple, economical and sure to be a hit in your home or for your clients! We have some easy recipes that you can use to help get you started! Simply click on the link above and then click on the recipe button to get started. I know you will love this odor eliminator as much as I do!

Unscented Cosmetic Bases: Ritzy Bath GelUnscented Cosmetic Bases: Ritzy Bath Gel

So you think you can only buy bath gel at the grocery store? Wrong! You can custom create your own bath gel and smell how you want to smell! Our Ritzy Bath Gel bubbles like crazy and will help moisturize your skin or even your hair! It’s also thick enough to suspend glitter if you want to some added sparkle to your bath time! Simply chose a fragrance that you love, add the recommended usage amount found under the description of your fragrance, enhance it with a liquid soap colorant and give it a shake! You’re done! You can even use essential oils to this bath gel and keep it as natural as possible!

As a side note, some of our fragrances can thin out the gel base. To thicken it back up, simply create a slurry of Xanthum Gum (the natural thickener we mentioned above) and distilled water. When the slurry is properly combined, you can add it to your thinned bath gel. It will gel back up in no time and you are set to go!

 

Unscented Cosmetic Bases: Ritzy Bath Gel RecipesUnscented Cosmetic Bases: Ritzy Bath Gel Recipes

Nature’s Garden has a couple of fun recipes you can create using our Ritzy Bath Gel. The first recipe is a Foaming Bath Salt recipe. This is a wonderful bath salt that will both cleanse and moisturize! We chose our lovely French Lavender fragrance oil. A perfect, relaxing scent of lavender to help you unwind from the day! Our next recipe is a Foaming Bath Jelly! We used our Ritzy Bath Gel and some unflavored gelatin to create this fun, foaming bath jelly that the kids will love to use! We chose our Kissing and Telling fragrance oil to scent this bath time concoction with. This scent is a  yummy blend of passion fruit, grapes, with a touch of floral greenery to it!

Unscented Cosmetic Bases: Stinky No More WashUnscented Cosmetic Bases: Stinky No More Wash

How about creating your own soap that you can use in your washer? Stinky No More Wash is an odor eliminating liquid soap base that is body safe and can be used in an array of different ways. You can simply add Stinky No More Wash in with regular laundry detergent to remove bold odors that your laundry detergent won’t remove (such as mechanics clothing).  You can use Stinky No More Wash as a carpet cleaning solution or even as a pet shampoo to remove pet odors. Since this base is unscented, you can use any of our body safe fragrance oils to add your own personal scent to your laundry, your pet or to help freshen the carpets in your home.

 

Unscented Cosmetic Bases: Whipped Soap BaseUnscented Cosmetic Bases: Whipped Soap Base

Next, we have our Whipped Soap Base. This is a best seller here at Nature’s Garden. So you can create many things with this base. With this base you can create your own bath frosting, shaving soap, foaming body butter, and foaming sugar scrubs.  Simply whip our base with a mixer, add fragrance oil and coloring (if desired), and spoon into jars. It will remain fluffy and not deflate!  Our rich, luxurious-feeling whipped soap base bubbles up and has a lovely lather that leaves your skin feeling soft and moisturized.

So now you want to make something with this awesome base, but not sure how or where to start? Nature’s Garden has a plethora of recipes that use this base. Whether whipped up on its own with some fragrance and color or made into a frosting to top off some soaps that look like dessert ready to be eaten, this product is fun to work with! Follow the link above to our whipped soap page to see all the types of fun things you can create!

 

Unscented Cosmetic Bases: All-Natural Lip Balm BaseUnscented Cosmetic Bases: All-Natural Lip Balm Base

Last, but not least is our All-Natural Lip Balm Base. Our lip balm base is 100% all natural and is made with only the finest, top-of-the-line ingredients (several of which are also certified organic). The ingredients are coconut oil, beeswax, organic shea butter, organic cocoa butter and vitamin E. Since our lip balm base is all natural it does not have any sort of chemical taste like so many lipstick/lip balms out there do. Also, the container our lip balm comes in a heavy duty solid white container to keep the sunlight out. When you are ready to make something, you can pop this whole container into the microwave to melt the base. If you are not using it all at once, the remaining will solidify until next time!

 

Unscented Cosmetic Bases: What’s the Big Deal

Most people want to know why you would want to buy this lip-balm base. For starters it’s a time saver and a money saver! No need to buy all the separate ingredients when they are all ready to use in a single one pound tub! In fact, with one container you can make 90-94 lip balm tubes or 65 1/4 ounce lip balm pots! That’s a lot of stock right there! Second, our lip balm can be used to make more than just lip balm!!  You can use the very same base to create your own all natural solid perfume or your own lotion bars.  This base can be used to create an all-natural vapor rub or you can use this base to create your own foot balm even.  Why buy numerous ingredients to make these products when all you need is this one base? It’s truly an economical buy!

Unscented Cosmetic Bases: And Another ThingUnscented Cosmetic Bases: And Another Thing

Another positive factor is our lip balm base feels smooth and silky on your lips and is naturally moisturizing to your lips.  Like many petroleum based lip products, our lip balm base is not tacky feeling or greasy! It goes on like a dream and absorbs beautifully! We have some wonderful recipes to help you get started on the road to lip balm making!  We also offer a starter kit that includes a 2 ounce container of lip balm base, 2 flavorings, 2 lip tints and assorted tubes and containers. It’s a perfect way to experiment and create before you get started on the big stuff!

 

There you go friends! We hope you enjoyed our presentation on Nature’s Garden unscented cosmetic bases and maybe found some inspiration to create. There are so many options for creating products customized just for you or your customers! With the over 800 fragrances to choose from, the possibilities are endless! If you feel like showing off any of your products, give us a shout out! You can find us on Facebook, Twitter (@ngscents) or Instagram (@ngscents). We even have a show and tell section on our web page! Hope to see you on there!

Jul
20

Orange Swirled Cold Process Soap Recipe


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Orange Swirled Cold Process Soap RecipeOrange Swirled Cold Process Soap Recipe

Today, Nature’s Garden would like to introduce a brand new cold process soap recipe! Our Orange Swirled Cold Process Soap is the perfect addition to brighten up your summer product line! This soap has many skin loving ingredients that will give you a solid long lasting bar! Not only that, but it will have a wonderful, rich bubbly lather! The scent we chose is our Blood Orange fragrance oil and it is so easy to work with!  Since this fragrance is a dream to work with, you will have plenty of time to be artistic and add in some white swirls! Once you are done, you can top your soap with some sweet, sugared little orange section embeds that look like the orange chewy candies from childhood. These embeds will be made with our Diamond Clear Melt and Pour soap and it is the perfect finishing touch!

 

Orange Swirled Cold Process Soap Recipe: Blood Orange Fragrance OilOrange Swirled Cold Process Soap Recipe: Blood Orange Fragrance Oil

Before we get started, did you know? The Blood Orange is actually native to Italy and their dark, red coloring comes from anthocyanins, an antioxidant that is more common in flowers and fruit, but not citrus fruit. What do blood oranges taste like? These oranges have a unique flavor compared to other oranges, with a strong raspberry-like flavor with undertones of citrus.

Now let’s talk a little about the fragrance oil. Blood Orange fragrance oil works wonderfully in cold process soaping. There is no discoloring, separating or ricing. Also, there is no accelerating so you have time to play when using this citrus fragrance oil in cold process soap. Plus the fragrance will stay strong through it’s cure time! The scent is a perfect orange scent! Bright, crisp and tart with a touch of floral in the base note is the best way to describe this fragrance. We know you will love this scent whether you use it in bath and body products or even in candles! It has a lovely, strong cold and hot throw!

 

Orange Swirled Cold Process Soap Recipe: Soap Making Supplies Found At Nature’s Garden

Orange Swirled Cold Process Soap Recipe: Other Ingredients and Equipment You Need

  • Scale
  • Distilled Water
  • Mixing Bowls
  • Spatula
  • Stick Blender
  • Mini Lemon/Lime Mold (flexiblemolds.com)
  • Sugar
  • Rubbing Alcohol ( in a spray bottle)
  • Vinegar

Orange Swirled Cold Process Soap Recipe: Total Recipe Weights for Soap

  • 260 grams water
  • 95 grams Lye- Sodium Hydroxide
  • 68 grams Apricot Kernel Oil
  • 68 grams Argan Oil
  • 171 grams Coconut Oil-76
  • 34 grams Grapeseed Oil
  • 102 grams Shea Butter
  • 68 grams Palm Oil
  • 68 grams Olive Oil Pomace
  • 34 grams Macadamia Nut Oil
  • 51 grams Blood Orange Fragrance Oil
  • 16 grams of Sodium Lactate
  • 5 grams Titanium Dioxide
  • 1 gram Eye Poke Orange FUN Soap Colorant

Orange Swirled Cold Process Soap Recipe: Total Recipe Weights For Melt and Pour Soap

  • 145 grams Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap
  • 7 grams Blood Orange Fragrance Oil
  • 3 drops Neon Orange FUN Soap Colorant

 

Orange Swirled Cold Process Soap Recipe: Before You Start Soaping

Before you get started on your soap making, it is always best to clean and sanitize your work area! Make sure you have washed and dried all your equipment and packing materials. Another good tip is to have all your ingredients and supplies within reaching distance! This helps ensure that as you are working everything is ready and on hand to make the process move smoothly. We strongly suggest that you wear gloves, protective clothing, face mask and safety glasses. Last but not least, if you are new to cold process soap making click here for basic soap making class. Also, before attempting to make any type of cold process soap, please become familiar with Soap Making Safety Class.

Orange Swirled Cold Process Soap Recipe: Prepping the EmbedsOrange Swirled Cold Process Soap Recipe: Prepping the Embeds

Our first step is preparing the orange slice embeds. You will need to make a total of 16 orange slices and for this your will be using a mini lemon/lime mold from flexiblemolds.com. These molds are perfect for soaping and even candle making. They are durable and clean up quick and easy! So go ahead and chunk up your Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap. Next,  weigh out 145 grams. After adding the soap chunks to a microwavable bowl and placing it in your microwave, melt the soap using 30 second intervals, stirring the soap each time, until it is completely at a liquid state.

Orange Swirled Cold Process Soap Recipe: Adding the fragrance and colorOrange Swirled Cold Process Soap Recipe: Adding the fragrance and color

Now that you have your soap melted, will be adding the Blood Orange fragrance and color. So, next, you will weigh out 7 grams of Blood Orange fragrance oil and 3 drops of Neon Orange FUN Soap Colorant, adding it to the melted soap. Stir this well, making sure the color and fragrance are well blended.

 

 

 

Orange Swirled Cold Process Soap Recipe: Pouring the EmbedsOrange Swirled Cold Process Soap Recipe: Pouring the Embeds

The last step is pouring the soap into the mold. Have your mini lemon/lime mold ready and add the soap to each cavity of the mold. Once you have all the soap poured,  you will now go ahead and spritz the top of the soap with the rubbing alcohol you have ready in a spray bottle. This will help to release any air bubbles. You will let this sit until cool and firm.  You will need to make a total of 16 orange slices.

 

 

Orange Swirled Cold Process Soap Recipe: Removing the EmbedsOrange Swirled Cold Process Soap Recipe: Removing the Embeds

So now that your orange slice embeds are set up, go ahead and remove them from the mold. Next, you will once again use the rubbing alcohol. Spritz your orange slices and sprinkle them with the sugar. The sugar will give your orange slices a candied look!

 

 

Orange Swirled Cold Process Soap Recipe: Preparing Your Lye Solution

Now you will be starting the lye portion of your soap. First, you will weigh out 260 grams of distilled water in a bowl. Next, using a separate bowl, you will weigh out 95 grams of lye. Then, slowly add the lye to the water. You NEVER want to add the water to the lye! Stir to completely dissolve the lye. Now, set your lye solution aside for the moment and allow it to cool.

Orange Swirled Cold Process Soap Recipe: Preparing Your OilsOrange Swirled Cold Process Soap Recipe: Preparing Your Oils

At this time, you will prepare your oils while you are waiting for the lye solution to cool. In a deep mixing bowl, weigh out 68 grams of Apricot Kernel Oil, 68 grams of Argan Oil, 68 grams Avocado Oil, 171 grams Coconut Oil-76, 34 grams Grapeseed Oil, 102 grams Shea Butter, 68 grams Palm Oil, 68 grams Olive Oil Pomace, and 34 grams Macadamia Nut Oil. Next, you will melt your oils and once your oils are melted, you will set them aside to cool. You will want to allow both the soaping oils and the lye solution to cool to room temperature. You want the temperature to be within 10 degrees of each other.

Orange Swirled Cold Process Soap Recipe: Prepare Your ColorsOrange Swirled Cold Process Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Colors

So while you are waiting for your temperatures to drop, you can move ahead and prepare your colorants. First, you will prepare the titanium dioxide. This will be used for the white swirls of soap. In a small bowl, weigh out 5 grams of titanium dioxide. Then, mix that with a small amount of the soaping oils you have prepared to create a paste-like mixture. Mix this well. This will help the titanium dioxide to disperse more easily into the soap batter. You can set this aside for now.

Orange Swirled Cold Process Soap Recipe: Adding the Sodium Lactate

Next, we will be moving onto the sodium lactate. Sodium lactate is used in cold process soaping to help harden the soap and allow a better release from the soap mold. So, in a small bowl, weigh out 16 grams of sodium lactate and set this aside for the moment.

 

Orange Swirled Cold Process Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Fragrance OilOrange Swirled Cold Process Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Fragrance Oil

Before we get started on our soap batter, you will want to have your fragrance weighed out and ready to add. So, in one last small bowl, you will weigh out 51 grams of Blood Orange fragrance oil. Set this aside also.

 

 

 

Orange Swirled Cold Process Soap Recipe: Mixing the Soap BatterOrange Swirled Cold Process Soap Recipe: Mixing the Soap Batter

Now we are ready to prepare the soap batter. Your oils and lye solution should be at the temperature stated above. So to the cooled lye solution, add your 16 grams of Sodium Lactate. Carefully, stir your lye solution to incorporate the sodium lactate. Now, slowly add the lye solution to the soaping oils. Then, using your stick blender, emulsify the ingredients together.

 

Orange Swirled Cold Process Soap Recipe: Adding in the Fragrance Oil

Once you have emulsified your soap batter, you will add in the fragrance oil. So to the soap batter, add the 51 grams of Blood Orange Fragrance Oil that you weighed out previously. Then, use your stick blender, incorporate the scent into the batter.

 

Orange Swirled Cold Process Soap Recipe: Separate the Soap BatterOrange Swirled Cold Process Soap Recipe: Separate the Soap Batter

Next, we will separate the soap batter for the two colors. So, into your first bowl, weigh out 272 grams of the soap batter into a separate bowl and add in the 5 grams of titanium dioxide we weighed out earlier. You can go ahead and stick blend this to combine.

 

Orange Swirled Cold Process Soap Recipe: Coloring the Soap BatterOrange Swirled Cold Process Soap Recipe: Coloring the Soap Batter

You will not need to weigh out the remaining batter since this will be one color. So, to the soap batter that is left, add the 1 gram of Eye Poke Orange FUN Soap Colorant. Now you can stick blend this to combine.

 

 

 

Orange Swirled Cold Process Soap Recipe: Blending the ColorsOrange Swirled Cold Process Soap Recipe: Blending the Colors

Now we are ready to combine the two colors together. So to the orange soap batter, add in dollops of the white soap batter. Once you have all the white added into the orange bowl, you will begin to swirl directly in the bowl. You can do this using your spatula, or even a wooden skewer, swirling the white batter into the orange batter.

 

 

Orange Swirled Cold Process Soap Recipe: Pouring the SoapOrange Swirled Cold Process Soap Recipe: Pouring the Soap

Now you are ready to pour your soap into the mold. Have the mold set in front of you and pour the swirled batter into the mold. Then, gently tap the mold on the table to help remove any air bubbles that may be trapped in the batter and smooth the surface of your soap.

 

 

 

Orange Swirled Cold Process Soap Recipe: Topping the SoapOrange Swirled Cold Process Soap Recipe: Topping the Soap

Finally, we are ready to add our orange slice embeds to the top of our soap! Take your orange slice melt and pour embeds and arrange them evenly across the top. We found that if we added the slices to the four corners first, it helped keep the other slices evenly spaced out.

 

 

Orange Swirled Cold Process Soap Recipe: Curing Your Soap

When you make any type of cold process soap, you will allow the soap to set up for about 24-48 hours before removing it from the mold. Once you have removed it, cut the soap equally into 16 pieces. Lastly, you will allow the Orange Swirled Cold Process Soap to cure before using or selling.

There you have it guys! We hope you enjoyed creating this fun cold process soap! If you are looking for more fun, yummy cold process soap recipes, check out our recipe box and get inspired to create! Find us on Facebook, Twitter (@ngscents) or Instagram (@ngscents) and give us a shout-out and share what you created! We love hearing from our customers!

 

Orange Swirled Cold Process Soap Recipe: The Inspiration

So, the inspiration behind these sweet, little soaps was actually a recipe for fudge! The inspiration behind the fudge was a poke cake! I love how the thought of one thing can evolve into a bunch of different things, don’t you? Check out the recipe for this No Fail Orange Creamsicle Fudge that inspired us to create our Orange Swirled CP Soap! It is super easy to make with just a few ingredients! A bright, summery twist to a yummy popular treat!

 

Jun
26

Soap Making Terms


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Soap Making Terms

If you want to learn about different soaping methods and get help for potential problems, then it helps to know common soap making terms. Whether you are a beginner or experienced, you are likely to come across something new with your batches at least once. So, we are here to help you understand what to do and how to solve any soap-making issues.

Soap Making Terms: How Much Fragrance Oil Can I Add to Soap?

While you should always check the usage rate for each individual fragrance, the maximum that we recommend is 5%. Sometimes you can a scent where the IFRA sheet allows more and you can do more if you’d like. After you know the usage rate, you just need to do some simple multiplication to figure out how much scent you need.

Formula: Weight of Soap x Usage Rate = Weight of Fragrance Oil
Example: 912 grams of soap x 0.05 (which is a 5% usage rate) = 45.6 grams of fragrance

Soap Making Terms: Why Did My Soap Turn Brown?

Often fragrance oils that contains a high amount of Vaniilin will turn soap brown. Also, the color will be a darker brown with scented oils with higher amounts of Vanillin. We can use Vanilla White Color Stabilizer to reduce these effects and still use the scent. Since this ingredient is added to provide a vanilla scent, strong vanilla fragrance oils will almost always turn soap brown without the color stabilizer.

Soap Making Terms: Can I Use Essential Oils in Soap Making?

Yes, essential oils can be used to scent soap. We find that essential oils hold up better in MP soap than in soap made from scratch. This is because the saponification process can cook off the essential oil, which doesn’t have middle notes to anchor the scent. You may have some scent after the soaps cure, but it won’t be as strong as it is in MP soap.

Soap Making Terms: How Much Essential Oil Can I Use in Soap?

This can be different for each essential oil, so you will need to check the IFRA sheet for the usage rate. Then, you can figure out how much you need using the same method as you would for fragrance oils.

Soap Making Terms: How Do You Make Soap White?

You can add titanium dioxide to soaps to make them white. In fact, many of our white soap bases use this ingredient. If you wanted, you could use this ingredient to turn your clear soaps to white.

Soap Making Terms: What is Melt and Pour Soap Making?Soap Making Terms: What is Melt and Pour Soap Making?

Another option for soap making is melt and pour soap. This method starts with a soap base that has already gone through the saponification process. So, you cut need to cut and melt the amount your need before you are ready to add colorants, fragrance, or herbs. Then, you can pour the melted soap into a mold and spray the top with rubbing alcohol. As soon as the soap is hardened, it is ready to use!

Soap Making Terms: How Much Melt and Pour Soap Will I Need for My Mold?

For each ounce by volume in your mold you will need 31 grams of soap. Say the soap mold will hold 16 ounces, you will need 496 grams of soap

Formula: Constant Value for Soap Needed to Fill Mold x Volume of Mold = Weight of Soap
Example:
31 grams per ounce x 16 ounce mold = 196 grams of MP soap

Soap Making Terms: How Long Should Melt and Pour Soap Stay in the Mold?

This can vary based on the size of soap you are creating. Smaller soaps will take less time compared to bigger soaps. Just make sure that they are hardened all the way before you remove them. Also, you should be able to feel that the mold is no longer warm to touch.

Soap Making Terms: How Do I Get My Melt and Pour Soap Out of the Mold?

While you should be able to hold your molds upside down and lightly push, sometimes they get stuck. If you place your soaps in the refrigerator for a short amount of time, this should make it easier for you to remove your mp soap.

Soap Making Terms: How Do I Get Fingerprints Off My Melt and Pour Soap?

Sometimes when you are removing your soaps from the mold, you can transfer a fingerprint. Just use some rubbing alcohol to dampen a cotton swab and  gently swab the fingerprint. It should begin to fade as you do this.

Soap Making Terms: Can Melt and Pour Soap Be Used Right Away?

Of course! The saponification process is already complete before you get your soap base. So, there is no active lye to worry about. This means that you can use your soaps as soon as they harden.

Soap Making Terms: Why Is My Melt and Pour Soap Sweating?

There are a few reasons why your soap would sweat. First, it could be due to adding too much oil. Whether it is fragrance oil or carrier oil, the soap can only hold on to so much before the oil begins to leak out to create beads on the surface. More often, it is due to the soap drawing moisture from the air. Since your soap base uses vegetable glycerin, a humectant, it will draw moisture to it. Although this is great for you skin, it can lead to your soap sweating . However, you can prevent the latter by wrapping your soap as soon as it comes out of the mold. This way it can’t pull moisture from the air.

 

Soap Making Terms: What is Hot Process Soap Making?Soap Making Terms: What is Hot Process Soap Making?

Another way to make soap from scratch is hot process soap. This process is very similar to cold process soapmaking. However, in this method you will have a heat source to speed up the saponification process. You can use a crock pot or stove top to heat your soap mixture. After, you can technically use the bars immediately. However, letting them cure a week will provide you with harder, milder bars.

Soap Making Terms: Does Natures Garden Offer Any Hot Process Soap Recipes with Shea Butter?

Yes, we have a few! For example, we have our Manly Soap Recipe, the Beard Soap Recipe, and more that you can find under the Hot Process Soap Recipes page!

Soap Making Terms: How Long Do You Have to Wait to Use Hot Process Soap?

Yes. Although you don’t have to wait as long for your soaps to cure, there is still some lye left that needs to react. Typically, you will need to wait 1-2 week(s) before using your hp soap.

Soap Making Terms: What Does Rebatch Mean?

If you want to redo a soap batch or add more ingredients, then this is a great idea for you! It is common to rebatch to correct issues like seizing or forgotten ingredients. Also, this can be done to add ingredients that wouldn’t react well during the saponification process, like natural exfoliates or essential oils. First, take the soaps that you aren’t necessarily pleased with and grate them into pieces. Place these pieces in a crock pot and melt them with milk, water, or another liquid to prevent scotching. Also, add any additional oils that you want in these soaps. Allow you batch to reheat for one hour at which point it will by thick. After, add the color, scent, and herbs before scooping this soap into a mold.

Soap Making Terms: What is Cold Process Soap Making?Soap Making Terms: What is Cold Process Soap Making?

This process is one of a few that are refereed to as making soap from scratch because in uses water, lye, and oils to create bars of soap. Another key characteristic of this method is that you don’t need outside heat, as the lye provide enough heat for saponification. Once trace occurs, you are able to add colorants, scented oils, and herbs can be added at this point. After 24 hours, you can remove the soap from the mold and cut. However, you must let your soap cure for a period of 4-6 weeks.

Soap Making Terms: What is Lye in Soap Making?

Lye is a caustic base that is a key component for soap, as it drives the saponification process. It is sometimes referred to as sodium hydroxide for bar soaps and potassium hydroxide for liquid soaps.

Soap Making Terms: What Does Saponification Mean?

This is the process of lye reacting with the oils/fats/butters to produce soap. Saponification will produce both the soap and the glycerin in the soap.

Soap Making Terms: What Does Cure Time Mean?

Cure time is the period where the soap finishes the soaponification process until there is no more active lye present in the bars.

Soap Making Terms: What Does the Term Trace Mean in Soap Making?

In soaping, trace is when the lye water and the oils/butters have been fully combined. You will know that you’ve hit trace because the batter will thicken to a pudding-like consistency. Also, you can check to see whether you are at trace by using a spatula to “trace” a line of soap in the batter. You will notice that the line will not immediately disappear and you can see a trace of the soap you drizzled in.

Soap Making Terms: What Does Light Trace Mean in Soap Making?

Light trace is the point right before your soap comes to trace. You will begin to see a trace, but it won’t stay for more than a few seconds. So, the batter is about to hit trace where it will be thick enough to see the soap for a bit longer.

Soap Making Terms: How Long Does It Take for Soap Batter to Get to Trace?

The time is takes to get to trace will vary between batches for a number of reasons. The ingredients in a recipe can lead to different times. Also, fragrance oils and some soap additives can accelerate or slow trace in your batch.

Soap Making Terms: What Does Seize Mean in Soap Making?

If your soap seizes, then it means that your soap has gone through saponification enough that the batter is beginning to turn from liquid to solid. While this isn’t bad on its own, it makes it impossible to pour soap that is still in the bowl. This hardening soap that hasn’t yet made it to the mold will be too thick to mix and, at best, will be chunky in the mold.

Soap Making Terms: Why Do I Have Lye Pockets in My Cold Process Soap?

If you use too much lye in your soap recipe, then you can
Lye pockets can form in cold process soap most often when too much lye is used. However, it could also be a recipe that wasn’t properly formulated, an oil was left out, the soap seized, or even when the lye solution was not fully mixed. If the lye was not completely saponified you can always rebatch the soap and hot process the soap adding additional oil. Also, it is possible that it could be used in recipes such as laundry soaps that can utilize soap with a higher pH level.

Soap Making Terms: Can I Change the Soap Making Recipes?

Unlike many other bath and body recipes, you can’t simply swap out oils in the Natures Garden formulated recipe. Each oil has a certain saponification value that determines how much lye it will react with. So, switching an oil could result in your batch being lye heavy. Even if you wait longer to cure, there won’t be enough oils to react with the lye and the bars will irritate the skin or even cause burning. Instead, use SoapCalc to determine what you would have to change to get the recipe that you want!

Soap Making Terms: Reach Out to UsSoap Making Terms: Reach Out to Us

If you have any other questions or concerns about soapmaking, then please reach out to us! One easy way to ask us something is on social media. You can find us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Have fun soaping!

 

Jun
20

Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions


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Common Melt and Pour Soap QuestionsCommon Melt and Pour Soap Questions

At Natures Garden, we are here to help you succeed! We are going to answer some common melt and pour soap questions that we get asked frequently by customers.  Since these questions are common, its likely that these are the issues most soap makers will come across when making their melt and pours soaps. So, let’s get these soaping issues solved so you can create some gorgeous bars of mp soap!

Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: Does Natures Garden Offer Melt and Pour Soap Supplies?

Yes, we do! We offer all kinds of melt and pour soap making supplies! Click on the Soap Making Supplies tab on the website and you will find soap base, soap colorants, an mp soap kit, soap additives, and soap molds. Everything that you could need right in one easy place!

Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: Can I Make Soap Without Using Lye?

Since the mp soap base has already been made, you can create melt and pour soap without worrying about the lye. If you are wondering “What is the difference between melt and pour soap and cold process soap?”, then this is a big difference. While melt and pour is pre-made and can be remelted, cold process soap is made from scratch using lye.

Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: Can Melt and Pour Soap Be Used Right Away?

Since mp soap was already made and the saponification process has already taken place, you don’t have to wait to use your soap. As soon as the melt and pour soaps have hardened in the molds, you can pop them out and use them!

Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: Where Do I Find the Melt and Pour Soap IngredientsCommon Melt and Pour Soap Questions: Where Do I Find the Melt and Pour Soap Ingredients?

You can find the soap base ingredients in two places. The first place is online, as each mp soap base has the ingredients listed in the description. Also, these ingredients can be found on the label of the base itself.

Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: What Soap Making Supplies Do I Need to Make Melt and Pour Soap?

Most importantly, you will need a microwave or double boiler and mp soap. Also, you will need a cutting board, knife, a microwave safe dish, spoon, rubbing alcohol in a spray bottle, and a soap mold. If you want fragrance, color, or herbs you will need to have these out, too .

Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: How Do I Melt Soap Into a New Bar?

Melt and Pour soap can be melted using a double boiler on a stove top or a bowl in the microwave. Just make sure that you use 30 second intervals to warm the soap int the microwave. Otherwise, it may get too hot and your soap will be ruined. Also, make sure that you are watchful when melting soap on the stove. While a double boiler on medium heat will help to protect your soap, you don’t want to heat it too much longer after it is liquid.

Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: How Much Soap Will I Need for My Mold?Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: How Much Soap Will I Need for My Mold?

For every ounce by volume that your mold is you will need 31 grams of soap by weight. So, let’s go to the Soap Mold page and pick one. I choose Ollie Octopus,which says it holds 4.5 ounces in the description. So, we are going to take  4.5 times the 31 to give us 139.5 grams

Formula: (Weight Needed Per Ounce) x (Ounces Mold Holds) = Total Weight

Equation: 31 grams per ounce  x  4.5 ounces = 139.5 grams of soap

Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: How Do I Get My Melt and Pour Soap Out of the Mold?

Sometimes your soap may get stuck in the mold. You can place the mold in the fridge for a short amount of time. Once the chilled soap mold is removed, the soaps should pop out fairly easily.

Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: What Temperature Should I Pour Melt and Pour Soap?

Melt and Pour soap should be poured in a liquid state, which should be around 140 degrees Fahrenheit. So, you can pour your soap once it has all completely melted.

 

Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: Why Do I Have Bubbles in My Melt and Pour Soap?Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: Why Do I Have Bubbles in My Melt and Pour Soap?

Although making air bubbles is unavoidable, you can get rid of them by spraying lightly with rubbing alcohol. These are often air bubbles that form when you pour, so you can release them by spraying right after you pour. However, bubbles that are a light-yellow color are fragrance oil and won’t go away by spraying. This is either due to adding too much fragrance oil or not mixing thoroughly.

Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: Why is My Homemade Soap So Oily?

One reason that you soaps would be oily is that they contain too much oil. So, you can try reducing the amount of the fragrance oil and/or the carrier oil that you are adding to your soaps. If your bars look like they are sweating, then it could be due to not wrapping the soap soon enough. Since your soap contains an ingredient, vegetable glycerin, that pulls moisture to it, it will pull moisture out of the air to create “sweat”. But, you can lessen your chances of this by wrapping your soaps right after they are out of the mold.

Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: Why is My Melt and Pour Soap Dissolving So Fast?

While a softer bar of soap is great for nourishing the skin, it is more likely to dissolve quickly in water. So, you can add some extra oil to your soap to moisturize. However, adding too much will make your bar very soft and it will dissolve quickly in the shower.

Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: How Do I Swirl Melt and Pour Soap?Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: How Do I Swirl Melt and Pour Soap?

While it is possible to swirl mp soap, it is a bit trickier to swirl compared to cp soaps. On its own melt and pour soap won’t swirl. Instead, the colors will mix before the soap hardens. So, you need to add a cosmetic powder, like clay, fruit, or veggie powders. This will slightly thicken the soap and create tension between the two colors that are gong to create the swirl. We did this in our own Swirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe!

Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: Why Won’t My Melt and Pour Soap Lather?

There are a few possible answers to this question. First off, soap can loose its lather due to an excess of oils and herbs being added to the bar. Also, some types of our soap base use ingredients that naturally lather better.

Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: Why is My Soap Not Hardening?

If your melt and pour soap isn’t hardening, then it could be due to adding too much oil. Whether the culprit is fragrance oil, carrier oil, or both, it is most likely that this excess oil is to blame. Another possibility is that the soap was overheated, which resulted in a break down in the soaps that prevents it from working properly.

Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: Can You Use Essential Oils in Melt and Pour Soap?

Of course! Many essential oils can be used in soap making and the rules for using them safely are just like the ones for fragrance oils. So, you need to check the IFRA sheet to determine usage rates and figure out whether the specific essential oil is body safe. You can find this IFRA statement on the page of each individual essential oil that we carry. Many are body safe scents, but some are not considered safe for prolonged skin contact.

Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: How Do I Color Melt and Pour Soap?Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: How Do I Color Melt and Pour Soap?

We have soap dye, soap colorants, and powdered herbs that can be used to color your homemade soaps. The soap dyes are great for solid color soaps, but tend to bleed when used in layered soap. Also, the white soap base will provide a more pastel color and the clear soap will give a more true color. The FUN Soap Colorants are vibrant colors that are more true in all soap bases. Lastly, the natural form of coloring soaps is cosmetic herbs, which are perfect for a rustic or natural look. Just be aware that herbs can oxidize over time and cause discoloration of the soap.

Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: Do You Offer Melt and Pour Soap Recipes?

Of course! We have a wide variety of melt and pour soap recipes and soap making ideas. On the top of the website you will see a box with the words “Free Recipes & Classes”. After you click on this fine the melt and pour soap recipes and you will find all of our recipes using mp soap.

Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: Does Natures Garden Offer Soap Making Kits?

Yes! We have the Melt and Pour Soap Kit available with options to choose either Goats Milk MP Soap or Ultra Clear MP Soap.

Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: Why Won’t My Soap Frosting Setup on My Melt and Pour Soap?Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: Why Won’t My Soap Frosting Setup on My Melt and Pour Soap?

If you are making cupcake soap wholesale, then the frosting is a pretty big deal. You are going to want to use the whipped soap base, melt and pour soap, and vegetable glycerin. The soap base allows the frosting to harden on the cupcake, while the vegetable glycerin allows for a little flexibility.  If you are curious and thinking, “How do I make melt and pour soap frosting?”, then check out our Soap Frosting Recipe to see how we make the frosting for our soap cupcakes. While the recipe goes into more detail, basically it is equal parts of mp soap base and whipped soap base with 5% of vegetable glycerin and fragrance oil all whipped into a frosting consistency.

Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: I Would Like to Know If Most Recipes are Showing Oils Measured in Weight Ounces Or in Fluid Ounces?

In our soap recipes we will use weight ounces. We do this because weight ounces are more accurate than fluid ounces. So, we highly recommend weighing your ingredients using a gram scale. This will allow you to be precise in your measurements and prevent accidental mix ups.

Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: What is the Best Way to Wrap Melt and Pour Soap?

There are a few different ways that you can package your finished soaps. We prefer to use shrink wrap, but you can use ziplock bags, or a decorative box.

Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: How Should Soap Be Stored?

After your soap is wrapped, you can store it in a cool, dry place for later use.

Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: Does Natures Garden Offer Any Melt and Pour Soap Recipes with Shea Butter?Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: Does Natures Garden Offer Any Melt and Pour Soap Recipes with Shea Butter?

We sure do! If you go to the Shea Butter Melt and Pour Soap page of the website and click on the Recipe tab, you will see all kinds of melt and pour soap recipes. For example, we have the Zebra Print Soap Recipe and the Graffiti Melt and Pour Soap Recipe that both use shea butter mp soap.

Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: History of Soap

Today, there are all kinds of different types of soap from melt and pour soap recipes to commercially made soaps. However, the first soaps ever made weren’t too fancy. In fact, the first known use of soap was by ancient Babylonians that used animal fats and ashes as their ingredients. If you want to learn more interesting  soap facts, then check out History of Soap and Soap Interesting Facts by Soap History.

Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: Ask Us Your QuestionsCommon Melt and Pour Soap Questions: Ask Us Your Questions

Hopefully, this blog was helpful in learning a bit more about melt and pour soap. If you have anything else that you aren’t sure of, then please ask us your questions. One easy way to reach out and talk to us is social media. We have an account on Facebook, Twitter (@ngscents), and Instagram (@ngscents).

Jun
19

Powerful Fragrance Oils


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Powerful Fragrance OilsPowerful Fragrance Oils

“What are some of your most powerful fragrance oils?” is a question that gets asked daily by our customers. Especially our first time buyers. With over 800 fragrance oils to choose from, and a good portion of those are incredibly strong, it was very hard to keep the list under 100! However, we have gathered a few of our most powerful fragrances oils that are not just strong, but are Nature’s Garden best sellers. These are the fragrances that will leave your room scented long after the candle has been blown out, or you have left your bathroom smelling sweet and fresh from a bath bomb, soap or lotion.  We hope the following fragrances will help inspire you to create some amazing smelling products for your family or customers!

 

Powerful Fragrance Oils: Fresh Brewed Coffee- World's Best Fragrance OilPowerful Fragrance Oils: Fresh Brewed Coffee- World’s Best Fragrance Oil

Nature’s Garden worked long and hard to find a true coffee fragrance that did not have any chocolate undertones to it. Fresh Brewed Coffee-World’s Best fragrance has wonderful effervescent coffee top notes, and incredible scent throw!  This fragrance is so strong; we suggest cutting back on the amount you use in your applications.  Also, please do not judge this fragrance out of the bottle. It may smell intimidating and a little scary, but we are sure you will be pleased with how amazing your products are going to smell.

Fresh Brewed Coffee-World’s Best performed very well in our cold process soap testing. There was no accelerating, ricing or separating. It did discolor to a light beige, which is a perfect color for coffee scented products! The scent cured nice and stayed true. This fragrance also had amazing hot and cold throw in our candle wax testing and air fresheners. Your house is sure to smell like a coffee shop with this fragrance oil!

We have a wonderfully, easy recipe that uses our Fresh Brewed Coffee-World’s Best. If you are looking for a new, fun soap recipe our Coffee Melt and Pour Soap Recipe is perfect! Using our Goat’s Milk Melt and Pour soap base, coffee grounds (for some amazing exfoliation), real coffee to give some natural color and of course our World’s Best, you will have an awesome coffee scrub soap that will leave your skin refreshed and soft and smelling good!

 

Powerful Fragrance Oils: Black Cherry Bomb Fragrance OilPowerful Fragrance Oils: Black Cherry Bomb Fragrance Oil

First, you have Black Cherry Fragrance Oil and then you have Black Cherry Bomb Fragrance Oil! This fragrance oil by Natures Garden will literally burn your nose hairs out..it’s so strong! Obviously, we are just kidding! Seriously though, it is incredibly strong and a best Nature’s Garden seller.  A delightful black cherry aroma that is not too sickening sweet.

This fragrance oil did awesome in our cold process soap testing. No ricing, separating, or acceleration! It had a perfect pour and the fragrance stayed nice and strong through it’s cure time! Black Cherry Bomb is a soaper’s dream! It also does amazing in all candle waxes and in air fresheners! Plus it made awesome bath and body products such as lotion and body sprays.

What better way to use Black Cherry Bomb fragrance oil than in an actual bomb? A bath bomb that is. This Black Cherry Bath Bomb is the bomb-diggity in bath and body products! Your bathroom will smell amazing and your skin will be soft and smooth after an awesome soak in a warm tub! This recipe is sure to be a must have in your line of products!

 

Powerful Fragrance Oils: Pumpkin Crunch Cake Fragrance OilPowerful Fragrance Oils: Pumpkin Crunch Cake Fragrance Oil

Take my word for it, you’re gonna love this fragrance oil by Natures Garden! This fragrance oil has the aroma of a favorite fall dessert. The smell of creamy pumpkin pie filling with rich Eagle Brand Milk; surrounded with freshly baked yellow cake, melted butter, pecans, and hints of spice. Burn this in a wax melt or in a candle, and people will be thinking you did some baking! This fragrance is so popular during the fall that we can barely keep it on the shelves!

Now, Nature’s Garden has some fragrances that are not body safe. Pumpkin Crunch Cake fragrance oil is one of a few that is strictly for candles and wax melts or in air fresheners. Don’t let that discourage you soap makers out there! This fragrance oil is worth using in some simple wax melts and we have a perfect recipe that you can try!

Pumpkin Clamshell Wax Tarts are adorable and easy to make! Using our Pillar of Bliss and some fun fall candle dye colors, and you have yourself some cute candy corn inspired wax melts to help get you into the fall-spirit! Mmmmm!

 

Powerful Fragrance Oils: Dragon's Blood Fragrance OilPowerful Fragrance Oils: Dragon’s Blood Fragrance Oil

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden smells just like the essential oil. Dragon’s blood truly has a smell all its own. The actual Dragon’s blood is a resin that is collected from a number of different plants and has long been used as a varnish, incense, dye and in medicine. However, our Dragon’s Blood Fragrance Oil is a Nature’s Garden best seller and is a perfect duplication of the incense or essential oil.

Dragon’s Blood did wonderfully in our cold process soap testing. No ricing, separating, or accelerating. It did discolor to a nice, light tan and the scent was still strong and true after its initial cure time. This fragrance oil also did amazing in candle testing and in air fresheners. Dragon’s Blood also did very well in all bath and body products.

 

Powerful Fragrance Oils: Green Irish Fragrance OilPowerful Fragrance Oils: Green Irish Fragrance Oil

Green Irish fragrance oil is perfect for anybody that loves a strong, fresh clean scent. It is actually one of my favorites! I could sniff it all day and not get tired of it! Spicy-sweet blend of French verbena and lemon, a green Florentine iris and violet leaves, and sublime notes of Mysore sandalwood and ambergris. This should be a definite addition to your men’s line of products, but we have quite a few reviews stating that it makes a good unisex fragrance. I know I like it!

Green Irish fragrance oil worked beautifully in cold process soap testing! No ricing, accelerating, or separating! A perfect fragrance to work with if you want to add some color or swirls to your soaps. It did discolor to a light lavender, but adding soap colorant, micas or even a natural colorant would help cover it up. The scent retention stayed wonderfully strong throughout its cure time. This fragrance had amazing hot and cold throws in our candle wax testing. It also made wonderful air fresheners and did very well in all other bath and body products.

 

Powerful Fragrance Oils: Margarita Fragrance OilPowerful Fragrance Oils: Margarita Fragrance Oil

Margarita Fragrance oil by Natures Garden is a fresh lime fragrance with hints of lemon rinds and fresh greenery. This fragrance oil has high levels of essential oil of lime for a true-to-name aroma. This is a perfect summertime fragrance! I know this scent makes me thirsty the minute I get a whiff! Either for lemonade or an actual Margarita would be nice!

During our cold process soap testing, Margarita Fragrance Oil did amazing! A perfect pour with no ricing, accelerating, or separating and no discoloring! The scent stayed strong and yummy throughout the cure time! Margarita also did very well in candle wax testing, air fresheners and in all bath and body products!

Sugar and salt scrubs are very popular nowadays. They are truly easy to make and they will leave your skin feeling soft, refreshed and clean afterward. Our Margarita Salt Scrub is a perfect example. Most margaritas are served with a salted rim, so a salt scrub was the perfect recipe for the fragrance. This scrub has an amazing product in it, Sodium Cocoly Isothionate or SCI. This is a gentle, foaming surfactant made from coconut and is a must for soft skin. We also incorporated Dead Sea salt, vitamin E, mango and shea butters, and jojoba oil. Some amazing skin nourishing ingredients in this mighty yummy salt scrub! This would be a perfect summertime addition to your products!  If you are looking for the real thing, you can try one of these margarita recipes.

 

Powerful Fragrance Oils: Lavender Mint WOW Fragrance OilPowerful Fragrance Oils: Lavender Mint WOW Fragrance Oil

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is a fabulously, well-balanced herbal blend of earthy lavender flowers and fresh peppermint and spearmint sprigs. Lavender Mint WOW is another fresh fragrance for a summertime line-up.

Lavender Mint WOW is another fragrance oil that is a cold process soaper’s dream! No ricing, accelerating, separation or discoloring with this oil! The smell was still going strong after its cure time. This fragrance also did very well in our candle wax testing, air fresheners and in other types of bath and body products!

 

Powerful Fragrance Oils: Leather Jacket Fragrance OilPowerful Fragrance Oils: Leather Jacket Fragrance Oil

You are not going to get any closer to a Leather Jacket smell unless you are wearing the real thing! Leather Jacket is spot on to a black, leather jacket you get in an expensive leather goods store. Crisp and clean is the thought that pops into my mind when I get a whiff of this!

Leather Jacket did amazing in our cold process testing. No ricing, accelerating, separating or discoloring. A perfect fragrance to work with if you like to get creative with colors or designs in your soaps. It also does very well in candle waxes, makes perfect air fresheners for your car and did well in other bath and body products!

 

Powerful Fragrance Oils: Stormy Nights Fragrance OilPowerful Fragrance Oils: Stormy Nights Fragrance Oil

Stormy Nights is another one of my all-time favorite fragrances! This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is an earthy, yet ozonic fragrance blend reminiscent of the way the night smells after a storm. This fragrance oil begins with top notes of ozone, fresh air, and white flowers; followed by middle notes of ylang ylang and tuberose and well balanced with base notes of patchouli and musk. Fresh, clean and electrifying!

This fragrance oil did perfect in our cold process soap testing. Once again, no ricing, separating, accelerating or discoloring. The scent stayed strong and fresh through its cure time. Stormy Nights also did amazing in candle waxes, air fresheners and in all bath and body products!

 

Powerful Fragrance Oils: Sweet Orange Chili Pepper Fragrance OilPowerful Fragrance Oils: Sweet Orange Chili Pepper Fragrance Oil

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is the sassy, saucy combination of Valencia Orange, Sparkling Bergamot, Tangerine Zest, Tart Cassis, Orange Juice, Neroli, Ground Pepper, Fiery Chili Pepper, and Sheer Musk. Sweet Orange Chili Pepper is a Nature’s Garden original and a best seller!

This yummy fragrance oil did fairly well in cold process soap testing. We experienced some slight acceleration so soaping at room temperature is strongly suggested. However, there was no ricing, separating or discoloring to the soap. The scent stuck very well and stayed strong through the cure time. Sweet Orange Chili Pepper had wonderful hot and cold throws in candle making. It also made wonderful air fresheners and it worked well in all bath and body products.

With such a popular fragrance, we needed a recipe to go along with it. Nature’s Garden created Sweet Orange Chili Pepper Cold Process Soap Recipe. Our base soap recipe is helpful when creating the pretty red and orange swirls. There was no accelerating and it gave excellent time to do an in the pot swirl.

 

Powerful Fragrance Oils: Strawberry Passion Fragrance OilPowerful Fragrance Oils: Strawberry Passion Fragrance Oil

I know that most people think that strawberry may seem like a delicate, light fragrance to work with, but not Nature’s Garden Strawberry Passion! This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is an incredibly strong, rich ripened strawberry fragrance with bottom notes of cotton candy and French vanilla. Strawberry Passion fragrance oil will be a perfect summer addition and it will be sure to please those that like strawberries.

This fragrance did awesome in cold process soap testing. With no ricing, accelerating or separating, it was perfect to work with. However, it did discolor to a chocolate brown. In this case, if you are looking to keep your soap white, we suggest using Vanilla White Color Stabilizer to help you out. Strawberry Passion also did very well in candle waxes with amazing hot and cold throws. It did equally well in air fresheners and in all bath and body products.

 

There you have it folks! Just a handful of some of our most powerful fragrances that Nature’s Garden has to offer. We feel that these fragrances would be amazing additions to any or all of your products that you have to offer. Since they are some of our best sellers and did amazing in all of our testings we are sure you will be pleased with the outcome!

If you are looking to show off any products you have made using Nature’s Garden ingredients, give us a shout out and show off your talents! You can find us on Facebook, Instagram (@ngscents) or on the Twitter (@ngscents). We also have a Show and Tell page on our website. Follow the link and upload a picture of your creation and let us know what Nature’s Garden product you used! We love hearing from our creative customers!

Jun
15

How To Make Soy Soap


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How To Make Soy SoapHow To Make Soy Soap

Today, I would like to share with you how to make Soy soap and why soy is a wonderful, beneficial ingredient to work with. One of the benefits of soy milk is that it hydrates the skin. Moisturizers containing soy milk extracts can make your skin soft and smooth. There have been studies done showing how products containing soy can have many positive effects on the skin. Soy-based moisturizers are perfect for combination skin. Dry skin can get hydrated while decreasing oiliness in other areas! Soy can have softening and smoothing effects while evening out skin tone.

Studies have also been done showing how soy can help in improving the appearance of aging skin, including diminishing fine lines and wrinkles. Soy is not only beneficial to your insides, but to your outsides as well!

 

How To Make Soy Soap: What is Melt and Pour SoapHow To Make Soy Soap: What is Melt and Pour Soap

If you are new to melt and pour soap making, you may be wondering what is melt and pour soap. To put it simply, melt and pour soap is a soap based product that is composed of 50% soap and 50% solvents. The soap and solvent balance is especially formulated to absorb additives, such as fragrances and soap colorants. Also, Nature’s Garden soap bases are created to be especially soothing for the skin. The melt and pour soap bases are made with no animal fats and they are not tested on animals. Another positive aspect of melt and pour soap is it’s ability to be melted and re-melted without losing any of its qualities.

Lastly, unlike cold process or hot process soap making, you can use your melt and pour soap right away! There is absolutely no cure time, which is  perfect for those that have no patience! If you are interested in learning more about melt and pour soap and their ingredients follow this link to our web page that will teach you even more!

How To Make Soy Soap: Benefits of Working With Melt and Pour SoapHow To Make Soy Soap: Benefits of Working With Melt and Pour Soap

If you are interested in learning how to make soap, Melt and Pour soap is always a good place to start. Creating your own luxurious soap has never been easier and it allows for the soap maker to really focus on the aesthetic that makes this soap their own.  A fun alternative to cold or hot process soap, melt and pour does not require the use of lye! Creating beautiful bathtime masterpieces is made safe and easy.

Nature’s Garden has nine types of soaps to work with! You can chose from Goat’s Milk, Honey,  Cocoa Butter, Oatmeal, Shea Butter, Clear glycerin, Hemp, Mango, SLS free and of course Soya Milk.  So many choices! Where do you start? Below, we have eight fun and easy melt and pour soap recipes that would be an awesome addition to your line of soaps. We are sure that you will find something to inspire you to create a beautiful bar of soap that your customers will love!

How To Make Soy Soap: What Is SoyaHow To Make Soy Soap: What Is Soya

Before we get started on our recipes, let’s discuss what soya is exactly. Soya Milk comes from, of course, soybeans. To create soya milk, dried soybeans are soaked and then ground into a puree. Once that is completed, the mixture is boiled and lastly, filtered to remove any insoluble residue. Those that are vegan, or vegetarian may know the original form as Tofu. A very popular substitution for meat. Soya Milk has become very popular throughout the world as a comparable substitution for those that are vegan or lactose intolerant.

Soya Milk is chock full of protein, riboflavins, vitamin B-12, fiber and isoflavins. Drinking soya milk can be beneficial for men and women. Studies have been done on the effects of drinking soya milk. These benefits range from helping with weight loss to easing the symptoms of women experiencing menopause to helping prevent prostrate cancer in men.

So now that we have the low-down on melt and pour soap, plus some interesting facts about soy milk, let’s start talking about our fun recipes for you to try!

 

How To Make Soy Soap: Rustic Tree Trunk Soap RecipeHow To Make Soy Soap: Rustic Tree Trunk Soap Recipe

First recipe up is our Rustic Tree Trunk Soap Recipe. This recipe is a fun soap to make for your men’s line of products. Using our Soya Milk melt and pour soap base and our round loaf soap mold, you will create a trunk-like soap scented with our very popular Cracklin’ Birch!  Cracklin Birch fragrance begins with top notes of bergamot, orange, and lemon; with middle notes of geranium, lily, and rose; and base notes of patchouli, vetiver, and tonka beans. A cozy, warm fragrance oil perfect for your outdoorsman!

How To Make Soy Soap: Solid Pink Salt Scrub RecipeHow To Make Soy Soap: Solid Pink Salt Scrub Recipe

Salt Soaps are incredibly popular in the soap world! This Solid Pink Salt Scrub has incorporated both types, course and fine ground, of our Himalayan Pink Salt in this recipe. Mined in the Himalayas, this salt is thought to be the purest on earth due to the fact that the sea beds were once protected by lava.  This gourmet salt is kosher, food grade, all natural, and organic compliant;  it has high levels of minerals. We’ve also added coconut oil, sunflower oil and sweet almond oil to this recipe. Your skin will be shiny clean, refreshed and smelling sweetly of our NG Sun and Sand fragrance oil. A beachy scent of florals and citrus, combining white flowers, bergamot, orange blossoms, ylang ylang, muguet lily, with a light musk base. Perfect for summertime!

How to Make Soy Soap: Butter Cream Cupcake Soap Recipe How to Make Soy Soap: Butter Cream Cupcake Soap Recipe

This Butter Cream Cupcake soap is a fun recipe to make with the kids! This recipe makes 10 little cupcakes that are perfect for little hands to help decorate! The whipped topping is simple to make also! Using the melt and pour and our Imagine Base you can try your cake decorating skills by piping on the topping with a piping bag or simply scoop the frosting onto the cupcakes in a fluffy mound! Top them off with some cake decorating sprinkles and you have a fun bath treat that the kids will love to use to make themselves clean and sweet-smelling! Of course we used our Buttercream cupcake fragrance oil that smells yummy enough to eat!

 

How To Make Soy Soap: Gummy Bear Soap RecipeHow To Make Soy Soap: Gummy Bear Soap Recipe

Up next we have another fun soap to make that the kids will love!  Our Gummy Bear Soap recipe uses both soya milk soap and SLS free Glycerin soap base. The SLS free glycerin soap is awesome to work with when you want your colors to pop and be bright and vivid! For the gummy bears, we have used a mold from Flexiblemolds.com. These molds are durable, and easy to work with!  The fragrance oil we chose is our Tropical Blast fragrance oil. This oil is a fresh tropical combination of pineapples, mango, papaya, coconut, and wild watermelon. A perfect, yummy summertime fragrance!

How To Make Soy Soap: Neapolitan Cupcake Soap RecipeHow To Make Soy Soap: Neapolitan Cupcake Soap Recipe

Our Neapolitan Cupcake Soap is a triple layered treat that is made similarly to the Butter Cream cupcake recipe. Using the same mold for the bottom half, you will create three yummy smelling layers that resemble the ever-popular Neapolitan Ice Cream. The first fragrance is Chocolate Fudge. A truly decadent, all things chocolate scent! Also, we have used some Cocoa powder in this layer. Not only will it help boost the chocolate scent, but it also is a perfect natural colorant. We used Buttercream cupcake for the vanilla layer of the soap. Lastly, we chose our mouth-watering Strawberry Preserves for the strawberry layer. Lastly we used Buttercream cupcake for the vanilla layer of the soap. This is a true scent of strawberries and sugar! To create the frosting, you will whip some Imagine Soap Base and melted soya soap melt and pour together.  You can either pipe the frosting on or place some fluffy dollops with a spoon. Top off your soapcakes with a fun cherry on top to complete the look!

How To Make Soy Soap: Ghost Soap RecipeHow To Make Soy Soap: Ghost Soap Recipe

There is always a need for some fun Halloween recipes to have in your arsenal! For our Ghost Soap, we have used three different types of soap in this recipe. To achieve a true, solid black color, the base of the soap is made with Diamond Clear Melt and Pour soap base.  For the Ghost part, we used Whipped Soap Base and Soya Soap Base. Also, you will notice that we added some Vegetable Glycerin to those two soap bases. Vegetable Glycerin is useful in soapmaking when you are looking for some flexibility to your designs. Our fragrance of choice for this soap is our Alien Princess Fragrance oil which is wonderful duplication of Thierry Mugler’s Alien for Women. This scent has notes of bright melon and sparkling mandarin are mixed with orange blossom, star jasmine, and rose along with a woody base that is supplemented by vanilla and musk.

 

How To Make Soy Soap: Soap Frosting RecipeHow To Make Soy Soap: Soap Frosting Recipe

Do you need a quick topping for a soap that may look a little rough on top? Or maybe you just need a simple finishing touch to a soapcake creation. Our Soap frosting recipe is a perfect go to recipe whether it’s a melt and pour soap or a cold process creation! We use melt and pour soap base along with some Whipped Soap Base and vegetable glycerin. Once whipped into a frosting like consistancy, you can either pipe the soap frosting on or add simple, soap dollops using a spoon. However you choose to decorate your soaps, this soap frosting recipe is a definite keeper!

 

How To Make Soy Soap: Independence Day Soap Recipe

Last, but certainly not least, is our newest addition to the Soya Milk soap melt and pour recipes. Our Independence Day soap is out just in time for the Fourth of July! This fun, four layered soap is a perfect patriotic addition for the summertime! For the red and white layers we used, Diamond Clear melt and pour, plus our Soya Milk melt and pour. To top this soap off, we added fluffy whipped soap along with red star embeds and curly blue “fireworks”.  The finishing touch for this soap was a sprinkling of blue colored Dead Sea Salt to give it a sparkly finish! How cute and festive is this soap? We chose our very patriotic Independent fragrance oil. This unique complex fragrance starts with refreshing crisp citrus notes of fresh orange slices, lime, and lemon zests;  middle notes of tulip and daffodil,  well-rounded with a smooth musky background.

Soy RecipesSoy Recipes

We talked about how good using soy in your diet can be beneficial both inside and out. Well, we helped you out with finding fun soya soap recipes. How about some recipes that use soy based ingredients? From baked goods, entrees and smoothies or milkshakes, follow this link to Soyconnection.com to see how you can incorporate soy into your diet!

So that’s all we have today on soya melt and pour soap. We hope you enjoyed reading on all the different ways you can use our skin happy melt and pour soap base. We at Nature’s Garden are here for you anytime you need a question answered about a product or even help in getting some inspiration to create new products! Give us a call anytime or find us on social media! Look for us on Facebook, Twitter (@ngscents) or even Instagram (@ngscents) and we will help you out to the best of our abilities!

 

Jun
12

Independence Day Soap Recipe


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Independence Day Soap RecipeIndependence Day Soap Recipe

If you are looking for festive and patriotic melt and pour soap recipes, then you may want to try Natures Garden’s Independence Day Soap Recipe. This free soap recipe give you step by step instructions on how to create this unique soap. Plus, we have available many of the soap-making supplies and ingredients that you need to make this soap recipe! So, get started on of the best melt and pour soap making recipes and get ready for some more fun this Fourth of July!

Independence Day Soap Recipe: Ingredients Available at Natures Garden

Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap
Soya Milk Melt and Pour Soap
Independent Fragrance Oil
Epsom Salt
Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant
Ultramarine Blue FUN Soap Colorant
Whipped Soap Base
Square Loaf Mold
Embed Mold- Stars
Vegetable Glycerin
Vanilla White Color Stabilizer
8 oz. Clear Bullet Bottle
24/410 White Fine Mist Sprayer

Independence Day Soap Recipe: Other Needed Equipment

Mixing Bowls
Mixing Spoons
Rubbing Alcohol
Hand Mixer
Knife
Cutting Board
Microwave
Scale
Cookie Sheet
Wax Paper

Independence Day Soap Recipe: Clean and Prepare

Before you begin creating your melt and pour soap recipe, you should make sure that your equipment and work area are ready to use. So, clean off a surface to work on and make sure you have a clean microwave available. Then, gather your equipment and supplies to ensure that you have everything you’ll need. Also, you will want to make sure that your equipment has been cleaned and is ready to use. This will make sure that your crafting goes as smoothly as possible, which will make it more fun, too!

 Independence Day Soap Recipe: Total Weights for First Layer

285 grams Soya Milk Melt and Pour Soap
12 grams Independent Fragrance Oil

Independence Day Soap Recipe: Preparing a White LayerIndependence Day Soap Recipe: Preparing a White Layer

First, you are going to be creating the white layer for your soaps. So, weigh out 285 grams of the Soya Milk Melt and Pour Soap Base and melt it. Make sure to use thirty second intervals in the microwave. Once your soap is liquid, you can add in 12 grams of the Independence Fragrance Oil. Stir the mixture well to incorporate the scent fully into the soap base.

Independence Day Soap Recipe: Pouring the White Layer

Next, you are going to pour the scented soap into your soap mold. Once all of this mixture has been added to your square loaf mold, you will need to release any trapped air bubbles. So, take your bottle of rubbing alcohol and lightly spray the top of this layer. Make sure that you allow this layer to completely set up before moving on to the next step. Otherwise, you may pour your soap too soon and cause the color of your layers to mix.

Independence Day Soap Recipe: Total Amounts for Second Layer

285 grams Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap
12 grams Independent Fragrance Oil
3 drops Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant

Independence Day Soap Recipe: Preparing a Red LayerIndependence Day Soap Recipe: Preparing a Red Layer

Now, you are going to be creating the first red layer for your soap recipe. So, weigh 285 grams of Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap and melt it in a microwave. Remember to use thirty second intervals to avoid burning. After your soap has melted, add in 12 grams of our Independent Fragrance Oil and 3 drops of the Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant. Once everything has been mixed well you’re ready for the next step.

Independence Day Soap Recipe: Pouring the Second LayerIndependence Day Soap Recipe: Pouring the Second Layer

Now, you are ready to pour your red layer. Start by lightly spraying the top of your previous layer with rubbing alcohol to make sure these layers stick together well. Then, carefully pour your mixture into the mold. After, spray the top of this layer with rubbing alcohol to release any trapped air bubbles. Make sure that your soap sets up completely before you move on to your next step.

 Independence Day Soap Recipe: Total Weight for the Third Layer

285 grams Soya Milk Melt and Pour Soap
12 grams Independent Fragrance Oil

Independence Day Soap Recipe: Creating and Pouring the Third LayerIndependence Day Soap Recipe: Creating and Pouring the Third Layer

Next, you are going to be creating another white layer for your melt and pour soap. So, melt another 285 grams Soya Milk Melt and Pour Soap. Then, add 12 grams of the Independent Fragrance Oil to the mp soap. Once everything is mixed, you are ready to add this layer to your soap mold. So, lightly spray the top of your previous layer with rubbing alcohol. After you carefully pour your entire mixture into the mold, lightly spray the top with rubbing alcohol to release air bubbles. Make sure to wait until this layer has completely hardened before moving on to the next layer.

Independence Day Soap Recipe: Total Amounts for Fourth Layer

285 grams Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap
3 drops Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant
12 grams Independent Fragrance Oil

Independence Day Soap Recipe: Creating and Pouring the Fourth LayerIndependence Day Soap Recipe: Creating and Pouring the Fourth Layer

Now, you are going to create the second red layer. So, measure and melt 285 grams Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap. Then, add in 3 drops of Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant and 12 grams of the fragrance oil. After everything is mixed, spray the top of the previous soap layer and carefully pour this layer into the mold. Then, spray with rubbing alcohol to remove air bubbles. While you are waiting for this layer is set up, you can move on to preparing the embed soaps and Epsom salt.

Independence Day Soap Recipe: Total Amounts for the Blue Sprinkles

 20 grams Epsom Salt
3 drops Ultramarine Blue FUN Soap Colorant
1 gram Independent Fragrance Oil

Independence Day Soap Recipe: Coloring the Epsom SaltIndependence Day Soap Recipe: Coloring the Epsom Salt

Next, you are going to prepare the Epsom salt. So, weigh out 20 grams of Epsom salt and add it to a Ziplock bag. Also, add 3 drops of Ultramarine Blue FUN Soap Colorant and 1 gram of Independent Fragrance Oil to the bag. Now, seal the bag and mix everything together until you have a vibrant blue colored salt.

Independence Day Soap Recipe: Total Amounts for the Red Sprinkles

 20 grams Epsom Salt
3 drops Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant
1 gram Independent Fragrance Oil

Independence Day Soap Recipe: Coloring the Red Sprinkles Independence Day Soap Recipe: Coloring the Red Sprinkles

This process will be almost exactly the same as the blue sprinkles, but this one uses 3 drops of the Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant instead of the blue soap colorant. So, combine the Epsom salt, soap colorant, and fragrance in a ziplock bag. Just like before, you will need to mix everything in the bag to incorporate the color and scent oil. Once you are done, you will have both the red and blue colored salt to sprinkle on your soaps! Since we don’t have the topping on yet, you can just set both colors aside to use later.

Independence Day Soap Recipe: Total Amounts for the Red Star Embeds

40 grams Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap
1 drop Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant
2 grams Independent Fragrance Oil

Independence Day Soap Recipe: Creating the Red Soap EmbedsIndependence Day Soap Recipe: Creating the Red Soap Embeds

Next, we are going to prepare our star embeds for the top of our melt and pour soap. Weigh and melt 40 grams of Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap. Then, add in a drop of Tomato Red Soap Colorant and 2 grams of fragrance. Mix well and pour this soap into the star shaped embed mold. Make sure to spray the top with rubbing alcohol to release air bubbles. While you are waiting for these soaps to completely set up before removing them, you can move on to the next step.

Independence Day Soap Recipe: Total Weight for the Blue Curls

70 grams Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap
3 grams Independent Fragrance Oil
3 grams Vegetable Glycerin
2 drops Ultramarine Blue FUN Soap Colorant

Independence Day Soap Recipe: Preparing the Blue Curls

Before creating the soap, you will want to line a cookie sheet with wax paper. Then, you can melt 70 grams of Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap in the microwave using thirty second intervals. Afterward, add 3 grams of your fragrance oil and 2 drops of the Ultramarine Blue FUN Soap Colorant. Also, add 3 grams of Vegetable Glycerin to make the soap more flexible. Once you stir in blend everything together, pour the soap onto the cookie sheet. Allow the soap to completely set up before trying to cut out strips.

Independence Day Soap Recipe: Creating the Blue Curls

Now, you are going to use a knife to cut strips out of the soap. You want strips that are about a quarter inch wide and approximately four or five inches long. Once your strip is cut, wind them into a spring-like shape.

Independence Day Soap Recipe: Total Weight for Whipped Soap Topping

150 grams Whipped Soap Base
150 grams Soya Milk Melt and Pour Soap Base
15 grams Independent Fragrance Oil
15 grams Vegetable Glycerin

Independence Day Soap Recipe: Creating the Whipped Soap ToppingIndependence Day Soap Recipe: Creating the Whipped Soap Topping

Since your fourth layer should be set up by now, you are ready to create your whipped soap topping. So, weigh out 150 grams of Whipped Soap Base, 15 grams of Independent Fragrance Oil, and 15 grams of Vegetable Glycerin. Next, whip these ingredients together using a hand mixer. Once you reach a whipped cream consistency, then you can set this mixture aside momentarily.

Independence Day Soap Recipe: Adding the Melt and Pour SoapIndependence Day Soap Recipe: Adding the Melt and Pour Soap

Now, you are going to need to prepare the melt and pour soap for your whipped topping. Weigh out 150 grams of the Soya Milk Melt and Pour Soap Base in a separate bowl. Then, melt the soap in the microwave using thirty second intervals. Once your soap is melted you are going to add it to your whipped soap mixture. But, make sure you are ready to move quickly after this point. After adding the mp soap, use your hand mixer to get the mixture to a frosting consistency.

Independence Day Soap Recipe: Adding the Whipped Soap Topping

Finally, you are ready to add your whipped topping to your soap loaf. First, lightly spray the top of your layered soap with rubbing alcohol. Then, you can begin to add your whipped soap topping to your soap. Make sure to move quickly enough that your soap doesn’t set up before it is added to the top. Once the top of your soap is covered, you are ready to decorate!

Independence Day Soap Recipe: Decorating the Top of Your SoapIndependence Day Soap Recipe: Decorating the Top of Your Soap

Lastly, you are ready to decorate the top of your soap. You will want to sprinkle both your red and blue Epsom salt sprinkles over the top of your soap. Also, add your embed starts and blue curls. We chose to add two blue curls on either side of each red star, but you can decorate them in a different way if you’d like. After you have your soap decorated and the whipped topping has set up, you can remove your soap from the mold and begin cutting it into bars.

Independence Day Soap Recipe: More Fun for Independence Day

If you are looking for even more fun ideas for Independence Day, then check out this No-Bake Cheesecake Flag Cake on Allrecipes. This delicious dessert is perfect for a July Fourth cook out or even just to celebrate at home. The scrumptious cheesecake is topped with berries that make it look just like an American flag! So, this is a recipe that is perfect for such a patriotic holiday.

Independence Day Soap Recipe: Ask Us AnythingIndependence Day Soap Recipe: Ask Us Anything

Hope that you enjoyed this melt & pour soap recipe. If you have any questions about this soap recipe or other creations, then ask just ask us. You can find us at the NG store, on the phone, or online. If you’d like to talk to us online, we would recommend finding us on social media, as it is fast and easy! You can find us on Facebook, Instagram (@ngscents), and Twitter (@ngscents). Hope you have a wonderful Fourth of July. Have some fun and be safe!

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!

Jun
05

What Type of Scrub Should I Use?


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What Type of Scrub Should I Use?What Type of Scrub Should I Use?

What type of scrub should I use? There are many different ways to create a homemade scrub. So, it all depends on what you are looking to exfoliate. In tough, damaged areas you may want a more exfoliating agent. But, you are going to want a gentle exfoliant for sensitive areas, like the face. Further, there are many different kinds of herbs that you can include in your scrub recipes to tailor the scrub to match your needs. For example, you may want to use poppy seeds or salt for a foot scrub for feet with dry, callused skin. If you have less dead skin on your feet, however, then you may want to use sugar or another herb. Plus, there are scrubs that are emulsified and scrubs that are not.

What Type of Scrub Should I Use?: Emulsified vs Not Emulsified ScrubsWhat Type of Scrub Should I Use?: Emulsified vs Not Emulsified Scrubs

First of all, there are two main types of body scrubs. One type is called an emulsified scrub. This uses an emulsifying ingredient that combines the oils with the other ingredients in the recipe. So, there are no oils seeping out of the recipe. However, there is another type that is not emulsified. While the oils and scrubbing ingredient are still mixed together, the oils aren’t connected to the rest of the recipe. So, you may have to mix the scrub again sometimes as the oils will seep out of the loose mixture and make it more difficult to grab all the ingredients.

What Type of Scrub Should I Use: Emulsified Homemade Salt ScrubWhat Type of Scrub Should I Use?: Emulsified Homemade Salt Scrub

First, you can create some fantastic emulsified salt scrubs. The emulsified scrub blends the ingredients together to make sure that the oils and salt don’t separate. This will ensure that you don’t have oil collected on the top or the bottom of your salt mixture. Also, this scrub, due to the salt, is slightly more abrasive than sugar scrubs and can be used on areas of the body that have a lot of dry skin. So, anyone looking for a tough exfoliant will love this scrub. This scrub would create one of the best hand scrubs and a fantastic salt foot scrub! If you want a good salt scrub recipe, then the Margarita Salt Scrub Recipe would be perfect. This dead sea salt scrub recipe is amazing for exfoliation and is tough on dry, callused skin.

What Type of Scrub Should I Use: Emulsified Sugar ScrubWhat Type of Scrub Should I Use?: Emulsified Sugar Scrub

Another great way to create an emulsified scrub is with sugar! Again, the recipe includes an emulsifying agent to keep all the ingredients together. The Emulsified Beet Sugar Scrub Recipe perfectly blends oils, sugar, and beetroot powder to create a perfect emulsified scrub. Our Watermelon Emulsified Sugar Scrub Recipe is another great recipe that combines cosmetic oils and white sugar. Another added benefit of creating an emulsified sugar scrub is that you can create layers like we did to create a watermelon appearance in the jar.

What Type of Scrub Should I Use: Un-emulsified ScrubsWhat Type of Scrub Should I Use?: Not Emulsified Scrubs

Plus, you can create scrubs without an emulsifying agent. These scrubs have all the oils that nourish the skin and a strong exfoliator. The only difference is that all of these ingredients don’t contain an emulsifying agent. This means that even though everything is mixed, the oils aren’t bonded to the exfoliant. Our Citrus Peel Salt Scrub Recipe is a scrumptious salt scrub recipe with oils and powdered herbs that truly care for the skin. Also, the Himalayan Pink Salt Scrub Recipe combines lovely ingredients like nourishing oils and pink salt to create a fantastic scrub! Also, we have a more gentle scrub recipe, the Brown Sugar Scrub Recipe, that will care for your skin with lovely oils and feel less abrasive than a salt scrub.

What Type of Scrub Should I Use: Different Types of ExfoliantsWhat Type of Scrub Should I Use?: Different Types of Exfoliants

While sugar and salt are some of the most common natural exfoliants, there are many other herbs that you can use in your scrub recipes. In fact, there are many herbs that can be used to exfoliate your skin. Another benefits of using these herbs is that there are all kinds of different levels of exfoliation. Some are tougher exfoliants than salt and others are more gentle than sugar. So, using some of the Herbs and Spices available on the NG site can provide you with a great range of option for your scrubs!

What Type of Scrub Should I Use: Diy Body Coffee ScrubWhat Type of Scrub Should I Use?: Diy Body Coffee Scrub

Another great ingredient for providing some scrubbing power to your recipes is real ground coffee. The coffee grounds provide light exfoliation that is great for a body scrub. One recipe that uses coffee as an exfoliant is our Coffee Butter Scrub Recipe. This homemade scrub combines luscious oils and butters with real coffee to create a magnificent scrub! The grounds provide a softer exfoliation than either sugar or salt. Plus, the grounds have an authentic coffee aroma that goes well on its own or blends perfectly with a coffee fragrance, like our Cafe Mocha Fragrance Oil.

What Type of Scrub Should I Use: Poppy Seed Scrub RecipeWhat Type of Scrub Should I Use?: Poppy Seed Scrub Recipe

Also, you can use some poppy seeds in your homemade scrub recipe. Our Pampered Foot Scrub Recipe uses this cosmetic herb among other wonderful herbs and oils that will care for the skin. Since poppy seeds are hard and are great for exfoliating, we decided to create a foot recipe that will both defoliate as well as care for the skin.

What Type of Scrub Should I Use: Variations of Body ScrubsWhat Type of Scrub Should I Use?: Variations of Body Scrubs

While these ingredients are not the main exfoliant in the scrub recipes, they are extremely useful when added to a scrub recipe! Some of these ingredients will add to the cleansing ability of the product, add a bit more gentle exfoliation to the exfoliant, or add skin nourishing vitamins and minerals to envelop the skin in luscious nourishment. If you want to learn about these ingredients, then check below for some of the herbs, butters, and oils that you can use in your own recipes.

What Type of Scrub Should I Use: Charcoal ScrubsWhat Type of Scrub Should I Use?: Charcoal Scrubs

Although this scrub recipe uses white sugar as an exfoliant, the activated charcoal helps to cleanse the skin. Activated Charcoal Scrub Recipe. This herb adsorbs toxins and will pick up anything that is bad for the skin. Then, the activates charcoal will take these toxins away when it is wiped or rinsed off. So, you will have bright, beautiful skin that is clean and healthy.

What Type of Scrub Should I Use Diy Spa RecipesWhat Type of Scrub Should I Use Diy Spa Recipes

This lovely spa recipe uses dead sea salt for exfoliation as the herbs and oils work to do their magic. These ingredients would perfectly remove any dead skin as well as use these fantastic herbs to nourish the skin with vitamins and minerals. This spa quality scrub is hard to resist after you see the effect it has on your skin!

What Type of Scrub Should I Use?: Honey Sugar Scrub RecipeWhat Type of Scrub Should I Use?: Honey Sugar Scrub Recipe

Another great recipe that you can try out is the Chocolate Sugar Scrub Recipe. This homemade scrub recipe uses both white sugar and brown sugar to create a sweet blend of exfoliants. Plus, the organic cocoa powder and raw honey are perfect for nourishing the skin along with the lovely cosmetic oils, which include olive oil. So, this is a perfect recipe for anyone looking for a sugar scrub with sugar scrub recipe with olive oil.

What Type of Scrub Should I Use: Foaming Body ScrubsWhat Type of Scrub Should I Use?: Foaming Body Scrubs

Another alternative type of scrub you can create is a foaming body scrub. These recipes include a foaming agent, SCI, that will provide your body scrub with a fun, foaming lather. Both the Foaming Body Scrub Recipe For Men Recipe and the Foaming Hibiscus Scrub Recipe contain this wonderful bath enhancing ingredient.

What Type of Scrub Should I Use?: Solid Scrub Recipe

Another different way to create your own scrubs is a solid sugar soap scrub recipe! These recipes include melt and pour soap to create a cleansing scrub recipe that is perfect for the bath.  So, you can create a bath scrub like our Solid Sugar Scrub Recipe. This recipe cleans, exfoliates, and nourished the skin with oils. Additionally, you can create a solid salt scrub recipe, like our Solid Pink Salt Scrub Recipe, which uses a tougher exfoliant and is packaged in a clamshell container.

What Type of Scrub Should I Use?: How to Make Lip Scrub

If your lips are cracked, dry, and just begging for some exfoliation, then this is the perfect product to create. These sugary scrubs will gently remove your weathered, dead skin and reveal the vibrant lips hidden underneath. Plus, the sugar is a perfect way to naturally flavor your homemade lip care recipes. Further, the oils and butters included in these recipes will care for the newly emerged skin, This will keep your lips looking and feeling soft, healthy, and rejuvenated.

What Type of Scrub Should I Use: Diy Lip Scrub with Brown SugarWhat Type of Scrub Should I Use?: Diy Lip Scrub with Brown Sugar

Brown sugar is a great exfoliant for your lips! This sugar is softer than white sugar but is still yummy and sweet. So, you can lightly exfoliate your lips to remove dry, damaged skin and have the added bonus of naturally sweetened lip balm. Our Brown Sugar Lip Scrub Recipe and our Creme Brulee Lip Scrub Recipe are both delicious and perfect for lip care. Not only are these lip scrubs sweet and cute, but they contain ingredients that will nourish and care for the newly revealed skin.

What Type of Scrub Should I Use: Diy Lip Scrub with White SugarWhat Type of Scrub Should I Use?: Diy Lip Scrub with White Sugar

Not only is sugar great for body scrubs, but it can be used in lip care products, too! This type of scrub is a bit more abrasive than brown sugar, so it is perfect for very dry lips with a bunch of dead skin. One quick and easy way to make a white sugar lip balm scrub is our Lip Scrub for Lip Balm Sticks Recipe. Also, our Natural Sugar Lip Scrub Recipe is just like our other recipe, but it adds an extra oil to care for the skin. Since these lip scrubs use a lip balm base it is very easy to create and could be a fun idea for mommy and me crafts!

What Type of Scrub Should I Use?: Homemade Scrubs for FaceWhat Type of Scrub Should I Use?: Homemade Scrubs for Face

Another great idea for homemade body scrubs is a recipe for a face scrub. If you create a face scrub recipe, then you need to make sure that you are aware of what shouldn’t be in it. Firstly, make sure that you don’t choose a tough exfoliant like salt. Instead, try brown sugar, Kaolin Clay, or lavender buds.  Also, be cautious with your scent. Since fragrance oils may irritate the skin, I would suggest choosing a fragrant herb or leaving it unscented. Also, be sure to include oils that won’t clog pores, like Argan Oil or Sweet Almond Oil.

What Type of Scrub Should I Use?: Why Use Natural Exfoliants?

Not only are these scrubs great for your body, but they are a better alternative for protecting the environment, too. Many commercial scrubs will use plastic beads instead of an exfoliating herb or mineral. While it may exfoliate, there are other products that work just as well, if not better, that won’t use plastic. So, buy more natural scrubs or make your own to protect our oceans. The article Scrubbing Out Sea Life on Slate to learn more and see more alternatives to plastic exfoliants.

What Type of Scrub Should I Use: Reach Out to UsWhat Type of Scrub Should I Use?: Reach Out to Us

We hope that you enjoyed learning about different scrub recipes! If you want to check out more, then go to out Scrub Recipes page on the website. Also, you can reach out to us with any questions that you may have about homemade scrubs. There are a few different ways to get a hold of us, one of which is social media. We have a Facebook page, an Instagram (@ngscents), and a Twitter (@ngscents). Can’t wait to hear from you!