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Aug
16

Almond Body Cream Recipe


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Almond Body Cream Recipe Almond Body Cream Recipe

Natures Garden has a wonderful almond body cream recipe that will please everyone who tries it. Furthermore, all the ingredients for this almond body lotion can be found right here at Natures Garden. Whether you are looking to add a cream to your bath and body product line, or you are looking for a new weekend craft project, you will not be disappointed. With only four phases in this body cream tutorial, you will find it to be fun and simple to make. However, not only is this lotion easy to make, it also contains many skin loving ingredients. Sweet almond oil, for example, is a moisturizing light oil that is easily absorbed by your skin. In addition, macadamia nut oil provides nourishment for dry, aging skin. Finally, we have added shea butter for additional nourishment and moisturizing.  This handcrafted body cream will leave you skin feeling soft and smooth without the greasy feeling that some lotions can leave. Everyone that has tried this recipe has instantly fallen in love!

Almond Body Cream Recipe Ingredients Available at Natures Garden

Shea Butter

Stearic Acid

Silky Emulsifying Wax

Sweet Almond Oil

Macadamia Nut Oil

Optiphen – Preservative

Vitamin E Oil (Tocopherol T-50) Natural

Almond Fragrance Oil

8 oz. Clear PET Jar

White Straight Lid Smooth 70/400

Thermometer

Almond Body Cream Recipe Other Ingredients and Equipment You Will Need

Distilled Water

Mixing Bowl

Stainless Steel Spoon

Stovetop

(2) Pots

Spatula

Stick Blender

Scale

Almond Body Cream a Closer Look at the Ingredients Used

Almond Fragrance Oil is amazing for a lotion.  It is an almond scent that is similar to a popular brand.  Our almond scented oil is a true almond aroma and a Natures Garden best selling fragrance oil!

Shea butter not only naturally contains vitamins, it also acts a humectant. In addition, it is often used in the medical industry as a base for many ointments due to its antimicrobial, antioxidant, and anti inflammatory properties.

Sweet Almond Oil is light, moisturizing, and easily absorbed into the skin. This means you will remain moisturized without the extra grease some creams and lotions can leave.

Macadamia Nut Oil is wonderfully nourishing for dry skin, leaving it soft and smooth.  In addition, it is high in omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids. It also has high levels of antioxidants. Finally, just like sweet almond oil, it is easily absorbed by the skin, without the greasy feel.

Silky Emulsifying Wax is an emulsifier that helps your oils and butters mix with your water based ingredients.  In addition, this particular emulsifier will leave your skin feeling silkier compared to other types of emulsifiers.

Vitamin E Oil is used in this lotion recipe as an antioxidant. So, what exactly does this mean? Oils, like the carrier oils used in this almond body cream recipe, will go rancid and turn brown over time. Natures Garden carries pure Tocopherol T-50 vitamin E oil that is used to slow this process.

Stearic Acid is used in both creams and lotions. Stearic acid acts as a thickener in this product, and in other cosmetic recipes. Without stearic acid, this cream would not have the wonderful thickness that we love.

Optiphen preservative is used to prevent the growth of things like bacteria, yeast, and mold. Now, some believe that vitamin E oil can be used a preservative.  However, vitamin E is not a preservative, it cannot prevent bacteria growth.

 

Almond Body Cream Recipe Total Recipe Weights for All Ingredients

706 grams Distilled Water

36 grams Macadamia Nut Oil

80 grams Sweet Almond Oil

48 grams Silky Emulsifying Wax

16 grams Stearic Acid

20 grams Shea Butter

10 grams Vitamin E Oil

14 grams Optiphen Preservative

12 grams Almond Fragrance Oil

Almond Body Cream RecipeAlmond Body Cream Recipe Preparations Preparations Prior to Starting

Before you start making your almond body cream recipe, make sure you have everything you need near your work station. This recipe will create five 8 ounce jars of lotion. So, you will want to get five of your 8 ounce jars out, along with five 70/400 straight smooth white lids. Additionally, you are going to want to make sure your work area, packaging materials, and equipment are cleaned and sanitized. At this time you also will want to get out any ingredients you will be using and place them in your work area. Taking these little steps ahead of time will ensure that making this recipe will go as smoothly as possible. Finally, we recommend wearing gloves, a hair net, and an apron when preparing this recipe. So, go ahead and put those on at this time.

 

Almond Body Cream Recipe Phase 1: The Water PhaseAlmond Body Cream Recipe Phase 1: The Water Phase

First, you will need to prepare the water needed for your homemade lotion. So, you are going to need to weigh out at least 850 grams of distilled water. While the recipe only calls for 706 grams of distilled water, you always want to account for the water that evaporates when you are heating it on your stove top. Remember, it is always better to have too much water than not enough. So, if you are over the 850 grams, that is okay, we will be weighing the portion of the water we will be using for the cream later. Now, go ahead and place the water into a pot and place the pot on the stove. Heat your water to at least 180 degrees Fahrenheit. You will need to keep the water at 180 degrees Fahrenheit for at least 20 minutes. The heat will destroy any bacteria that is in the water. After 20 minutes, you can now remove your water from the heat source. Finally, you will weigh out the water that you will be using for the almond cream. So, weigh out 706 grams of the heated distilled water from your initial 850 grams of distilled water.

 

Almond Body Cream Recipe Phase 2: The Oil PhaseAlmond Body Cream Recipe Phase 2: The Oil Phase

Next, weigh out all of the following ingredients: 80 grams of stearic acid, 48 grams of silky emulsifying wax, 80 grams of sweet almond oil, 36 grams of macadamia nut oil, and 20 grams of shea butter. You will be melting the oils, butters, and waxes using the double boiler method. You will need two pots, one larger than the other. Next, in the larger pot, add a few inches of tap water. Now, place the larger pot, containing the water, on the stove top over medium heat. Then, place all of your oils, butters, and waxes you weighed out into your smaller pot. Finally, put your smaller pot filled with all your weighed out ingredients into the larger pot containing the water. This will create a double boiler. Lastly, melt and heat your cream ingredients to 140 degrees Fahrenheit. Be sure to stir occasionally as you are melting the ingredients.  Stirring will prevent scorching of the oils. In addition, it will ensure an even temperature throughout the waxes, butters, and oils.

Almond Body Cream Recipe Phase 3: The Mixing PhaseAlmond Body Cream Recipe Phase 3: The Mixing Phase

Once the temperatures of your water, along with your oil, wax and butter mixture are both at about 140 degrees Fahrenheit, place them both into a deep mixing bowl. For this bowl, the deeper the better so you don’t lose any of your mixture as you are blending. Now, use your stick blender to blend your water and other ingredients together. You will need to mix very well. You will find that while stick blending the ingredients, the mixture will turn white in color. This is a great sign. It means your almond body cream is starting to emulsify. Continue to stick blend until your lotion begins to emulsify.  Then, in the next step, we will be adding a few more ingredients.

Almond Body Cream Recipe Phase 4: The Cool Down PhaseAlmond Body Cream Recipe Phase 4: The Cool Down Phase

Last, are entering the final phase, phase 4. We refer to this as the cool down phase. During this phase, your handmade body cream will really begin to take shape. Allow your mixture from phase 3 to cool to 120-140 degrees Fahrenheit. Once the temperature of the cream has cooled to this temperature, you will be adding a few more ingredients. However, first, I would like to point out the importance of temperature.  When it comes to adding you preservative, it is extremely important to pay very close attention and add it at the correct time.  If you add a preservative at temperatures above 140 degrees Fahrenheit, the preservative will burn off.  This will leave your finished product unprotected.  A preservative prevents the growth of bacteria in the product.  Now, if you add the preservative below 120 degrees Fahrenheit, you may notice the preservative will separate from the lotion or cream. So, just remember to pay close attention to those temperatures and your cream will turn out perfectly!

Almond Body Cream Recipe Phase 4: The Cool Down Phase

Now, since your temperatures are correct, you are ready to add the last few ingredients. You are going to need to add 14 grams of your optiphen preservative,10 grams of vitamin E oil, and 12 grams of Natures Garden’s Almond Fragrance Oil. Once these are added, you will once again, use your stick blender to mix your ingredients together. You want to make sure you have all three ingredients mixed thoroughly and evenly into the body cream. As your almond body cream cools, it will continue to thicken to a cream consistency. You will want to stick blend the body cream periodically as the almond cream is cooling. Each time you stick blend the cream, it will get thicker. Once your almond cream reaches room temperature, it will be a thick luscious body cream.

 

Almond Body Cream Recipe Packaging Your ProductAlmond Body Cream Recipe Packaging Your Product

Finally, now that your almond body cream has cooled and reached room temperature, fill each of your five 8 ounce jars and place the smooth straight lid on top of each of the jars. There are a few different ways you can fill the jars. When we created our cream, we used a bowl with a spout. So, we just simply slowly poured our cream right into the jars. Another option is using a spoon to scoop the almond body cream into each jar. Alternatively, you can also use a Ziploc bag, cutting the corner to create a decorating bag, and fill the jar that way. This homemade cream recipe will make approximately five of the 8 oz jars.

Almond Body Cream Recipe Using the LotionAlmond Body Cream Recipe Using Your Handmade Cream

When creating this body cream, we used our Almond Fragrance Oil but you can always use another body safe fragrance oil if you would like. In addition, we chose to keep the body cream its natural color. However, you can add color if you wish to. If you do decide to color this recipe, you will want to use one of our Da Bomb Soap Dyes. You will just need to add a couple drops at a time until you get the color you are looking for! Alternatively, you can infuse herbs to naturally color your homemade cream lotion. There are just so many options, you can truly make this craft unique to you!  The sky is the limit!

We hope you love Almond Body Cream Recipe as much as we do! This is body cream recipe is a favorite among Natures Garden staff.  In fact, both Shannon and I especially love this one right now!  We have become absolutely obsessed!  It leaves our skin feeling so amazing and soft. Also, it smells delicious! With the holiday season quickly approaching, this homemade lotion will make great gifts. This is also the perfect time to add this body cream to your cosmetic product line just in time for Christmas shopping! This homemade lotion gives off a very strong feminine fragrance.

We would love to see your handmade almond body creams as well. Show us your finish body cream, or any other candle, soap, and cosmetic products you have created. Post your pictures of finished products on our Facebook page.  You can also tag us on Instagram or Twitter @ngscents. Finally, if you are looking for another project to try, be sure to check out our recipe box. It has a ton of creative, fragrance fun ideas!  Learn how to make soap, bath bombs, bubble bars, and even fun projects t do with the kids.

 

Aug
11

Whipped Rose Clay Shaving Soap Recipe


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Whipped Rose Clay Shaving Soap RecipeWhipped Rose Clay Shaving Soap Recipe

We at Natures Garden have formulated yet another wonderful bath and body product recipe! Introducing our Whipped Rose Clay Shaving Soap Recipe! This shaving cream recipe is an amazing recipe that is perfect for nourishing your skin. The shea butter, rose clay powder, and our whipped soap base create a perfect blend of ingredients that will leave your skin feeling cared for and so very soft. This recipe is everything you need in a bath product as it is a cleansing, soothing and moisturizing shaving product. Plus, this recipe is quick and easy to make. Finally, we add in Natures Garden’s wonderful Strike a Pose Fragrance Oil. If you haven’t smelled this glorious fragrance oil you are missing out!

This rose clay shaving cream recipe can be completed in six quick steps. You will have a finished and packaged product that couldn’t be easier to make.  All you really need to do is whip your five ingredients together with a hand mixer. Then, you will have yourself a batch of amazing shaving soap! So, try this wonderful recipe out for yourself and see just how simply amazing it is to use and create. Not only will you enjoy the process of creating this shaving soap, but you are going to adore the skin softening properties of this product!

Whipped Rose Clay Shaving Soap Recipe What is Rose ClayWhipped Rose Clay Shaving Soap Recipe What is Rose Clay

Rose clay powder is a natural cosmetic clay that contains the mineral kaolinite. Just like kaolin clay, which is what rose clay is primarily made of, this lovely mineral is skin loving, gentle, and natural. So, this pretty pink clay is a perfect addition to your homemade products. Our rose clay powder is perfect for skin care and has a few benefits that it will be able to provide to the body. Rose clay is a perfect cosmetic ingredient for recipes that need some extra skin care strength without being too harsh for sensitive skin. Plus, this is a cosmetic clay that has a pretty pink color. So, you can use this cosmetic ingredient perfectly for naturally coloring your homemade soaps and bath bombs, or any other bath and body product. 

Whipped Rose Clay Shaving Soap Recipe Benefits of Rose Clay Powder

Rose clay, often referred to as pink clay, is a lovely ingredient for cosmetics. Since this clay contains kaolinite, it is a perfect ingredient for sensitive skin types. Not only is this clay gentle enough for most skin types, but it provides quite a few benefits to the skin. First, rose clay provides some very light exfoliation. This will remove dead skin and help clean your body. Plus, this cosmetic clay will help to draw toxins out from the skin. So, this clay can help you get a deeper clean without drying out your skin. Further, rose clay powder will help to reduce any skin irritation or inflammation. So, this product will be perfect for your shaving cream recipe! This clay will help your shaving soap clean your skin and reduce irritation from shaving at the same time! Ultimately, this is pink clay a great choice for body products and will perform wonderfully in your homemade shaving soap creation. 

Whipped Rose Clay Shaving Soap Recipe Ingredients Available at Natures Garden

Strike a Pose Fragrance Oil

Whipped Soap Base

Shea Butter 

Rose Clay Powder

Optiphen Preservative

4 oz. Clear PET Jar

White Dome Lid Smooth 58/400

Whipped Rose Clay Shaving Soap Recipe Equipment Needed

Scale (units in grams)

Small Bowls (2)

Deep Mixing Bowl

Mixing Spoons

Rubber Spatula

Hand Held Mixer

Whipped Rose Clay Shaving Soap Recipe Weights of Ingredients

4 grams Rose Clay Powder

454 grams Natures Garden Whipped Soap Base

12 grams Shea Butter

4 grams Strike a Pose Fragrance Oil

4 grams Optiphen Preservative

Whipped Rose Clay Shaving Soap Recipe Clean and OrganizeWhipped Rose Clay Shaving Soap Recipe Prepare to Create

Before you begin creating your skin loving shaving soap recipe, you need to make sure that you are fully prepared to create bath and body products. First, you are going to want to get together all of the supplies and ingredients that you will need to create this product. You are not going to want to have to stop working half way through your project to look for a mixer or a clean bowl. Plus, locating everything prior to working ensures that you will have everything you will need to finish your recipe. You don’t want to be half done and realize you are missing a key ingredient. So, get together everything you need and set it all near your work space.

Not only do you want to have a fun time creating this project, but you are going to want to make sure that your body product is clean. While this seems obvious, mistakes can happen if you are not prepared prior to working. So, you should make sure all of your equipment is cleaned and sanitized before you begin working. This means washing the bowls, mixing utensils, and the hand mixer. Furthermore, you will want to clean the surface of your work space. This can prevent contamination of your product from setting down your spatula between mixing stages. So, cleaning your equipment and work space will ensure that your product will

Whipped Rose Clay Shaving Soap Recipe Weigh Ingredients for LaterWhipped Rose Clay Shaving Soap Recipe Weigh Ingredients for Later

First, you are going to weigh out a few of the ingredients that you are going to need in a later step. So, retrieve the shea butter, the Strike a Pose Fragrance Oil, the Optiphen Preservative, and one of your small sized bowls. Then, tare out the weight of the small bowl on your scale and add your ingredients. You will need to include 12 grams of the shea butter, 4 grams of the Strike a Pose Fragrance Oil, and 4 grams of the Optiphen Preservative. Now, you are going to set this bowl aside for a later step. We weighed these ingredients first because it will be easier to mix in later if it is pre-measured and ready to add to the mixture.

Whipped Rose Clay Shaving Soap Recipe Preparing the Whipped Soap BaseWhipped Rose Clay Shaving Soap Recipe Preparing the Whipped Soap Base

Next, you are going to prepare your whipped soap base. So, retrieve your deep mixing bowl and the container of whipped soap base. Now, tare the weight of the bowl on the scale. Then, weigh out and add in 454 grams of this Whipped Soap Base. After, you are going to have to whip your weighed soap base. So, grab your hand held mixer and begin whipping the soap base. Continue whipping the whipped soap base with your hand held mixer until your whipped soap base begins to look like a bowl of fluffy whipped vanilla frosting. Once you get your soap base to this frosting like consistency, you can stop mixing, you are ready to move to the next step.

Whipped Rose Clay Shaving Soap Recipe Adding in the Rose Clay PowderWhipped Rose Clay Shaving Soap Recipe Adding in the Rose Clay Powder

Then, you are going to add the Rose Clay Powder into your freshly whipped soap base. So, take one of your small mixing bowls and weigh out the rose clay powder. Remember that it should be 4 grams of this powder. Now, retrieve your spatula and the bowl with your mixture. You will begin to fold this powdered pink clay into your whipped mixture. You need to make sure that everything is mixed together very well. Also, be sure that you scrape the sides of your bowl as you work. Paying attention to this will make sure that you have incorporated any of the powder that may have collected on the edges.

Whipped Rose Clay Shaving Soap Recipe Combine Weighed IngredientsWhipped Rose Clay Shaving Soap Recipe Combine Weighed Ingredients

Now, you are going to add in the rest of your  ingredients for this recipe. These are the three ingredients that you had saved in your small bowl. So, put these into your clay and whipped soap mixture. Now, grab the small bowl of shea butter, Strike a Pose Fragrance Oil, and Optiphen Preservative. Then, grab your spatula to help you mix in this bowl of ingredients. Again, you are going to need to fold these previously weighed ingredients into your whipped soap base mixture. Make sure that everything is thoroughly mixed together before you move on to the next step. After everything is mixed in well, you are ready to move on to the next step.

Whipped Rose Clay Shaving Soap Recipe Whipping the Full MixtureWhipped Rose Clay Shaving Soap Recipe Whipping the Full Mixture

After all of your ingredients have been added and mixed in the bowl, you are going to whip the mixture one more time. Everything should be folded well and mixed together, but you will need to whip the batter one more time. So, grab your bowl and the hand held mixer. Now, you are going to need to whip your mixture for the final time. This will be the last time before you will package up your finished Whipped rose clay shaving soap, so be sure to mix well. Once your shaving soap mixture is at the whipped frosting consistency, again, you can stop. Now, your product is ready for you to use! You can try it out now or just move on to the next step for packaging.

Whipped Rose Clay Shaving Soap Recipe Packaging Your MixtureWhipped Rose Clay Shaving Soap Recipe Packaging Your Product

Finally, your homemade shaving soap is completely finished. So, get ready for some skin softening goodness! Now, you are going to begin packaging your finished homemade shaving cream. So, grab the bag of the 4 oz. Clear PET Jars and the White Dome Smooth 58/400 Lids. You should need about seven of the jars, so get these ready on your work space. Now, take your spoon and start scooping your whipped mixture into the 4 ounce jars. After, place the lids on all of your jars. Finally, your Whipped Rose Clay Shaving Soap is completely finished and packaged! Now, these jars of whipped shaving soap are ready for you to either use or store. Either way, this is the most exciting part of this whole process. Everything has finally come together!

Whipped Rose Clay Shaving Soap Recipe Using Your Whipped Rose Clay Shaving SoapWhipped Rose Clay Shaving Soap Recipe Using Your Whipped Rose Clay Shaving Soap

Now that your homemade shaving soap is finished, you may be wondering how to use your newly created Whipped Rose Clay Shaving Soap Recipe. Well, you won’t have to worry too much because it is a super simple product to use! You can use the Whipped Rose Clay Shaving Soap the exact same way that you use commercial shaving cream! So, you can use this product to protect and nourish your skin perfectly. All you need to do is rub the whipped shaving soap on the area that you want to shave, like your legs. Then, use your razor and some water to get rid of all your unwanted hair. After everything is all washed off, you will be left with smooth, softened skin that is perfectly nourished.

Whipped Rose Clay Shaving Soap Recipe Share with UsWhipped Rose Clay Shaving Soap Recipe Share Your Creations with Us

After you finish making your products, we would love to see your creations! Whether you have added your own twist or followed our instructions exactly, we would be excited to see what you have made. We always enjoy receiving pictures and stories from our customer’s creative endeavors. Personally, I have fallen head over heels in love with our whipped rose clay shaving cream. I used this recipe for shaving my own legs and it was absolutely perfect! This product really helped with razor burn and even left my skin feeling silky and smooth! I usually moisturize after shaving, but I didn’t need to at all! My legs were already super soft and not irritated from my recent shave. It was absolutely wonderful and had me ready to strike a pose! If you would like to share your own experience with us, then you can find us on social media! We would love to know how this recipe worked for you! You can share with us on the Natures Garden facebook page. Also, you can share your pictures on Instagram and tag us with @ngscents. We can’t wait to hear all about it and see your gorgeous creations!

Nov
20

Bentonite Clay


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bentonite clayBentonite Clay

Hello everybody! Is your house all decorated for Christmas yet? Are you ready for the holiday season to arrive? Well, it is just around the corner! Yes, it is almost time for Santa to come and to open all those wonderful presents around the tree! I’m sure Santa is getting all of his reindeer ready for their famous night as we speak! It’s time for Christmas caroling and delicious Christmas cookies, and time to celebrate the day of Jesus’ birth! Are you still looking for some awesome cool gifts or projects to give all of your loved ones for the holidays? Well, have you ever tried anything with cosmetic clay before? Bentonite clay to be specific. If you haven’t, you should definitely get on that! We also have many fantastic free recipes made with Bentonite clay that would make the perfect and unique Christmas gift!

Bentonite clay is a naturally forming impure absorbent aluminum phyllosilicate clay that contains high amounts of sodium. In 2011, the United States was the top producer world wide for Bentonite clay. Bentonite clay was named in 1898 by Wilbur C. Wright after the Cretaceous Benton Shale that is near the city of River Rock, Wyoming. It is often referred to as Montmorillonite and is one of the most powerful and effective healing clays on the Earth. It is normally a grayish or beige color, but turns an olive color when water is added to it.

There are many different cosmetic and bath and body products that can include Bentonite clay. Common products it can be used in are bath bombs, lotions, soaps, and face masks. Since it is one of the most effective and powerful clays in the world, it has countless health and medicinal benefits. Bentonite clay can be used as a treatment for many conditions such as diarrhea, colitis, anemia, ulcers, cataracts, arthritis, and many food allergies and parasites. It has many skin care benefits such as cleaning impurities, removing oils, and softening the skin. It helps with many irritations like burns, cuts, and even insect bites. Bentonite clay even helps to relieve the itching caused by chicken pox, many rashes, eczema, and psoriasis. Pregnant women can use bentonite clay to help ward off morning sickness. Your teeth can even benefit from the use of bentonite clay. It whitens them and provides them with many essential minerals. When used in baby powder, the clay helps with the problems caused by infection and reduces redness.

Make sure to check out all of our awesome free recipes made with Bentonite clay! We have our Hatching Dinosaur Egg Bath Bombs recipe, our Whipped Shaving Cream recipe, our Fish Toy Bath Bomb recipe, our Cold Process Shaving Cream recipe, and our Freshly Ground Coffee Bath Bombs! They are all wonderful recipes that would be the perfect gift for all of your friends, family and even your customers for this Christmas season! Don’t pass up on this awesome product, try it out as soon as you can! Just type “bento” into the search bar on our site and it will take you directly to our Bentonite Clay Powder page! On top of the picture is a green box labeled “Recipe” that shows the names and pictures of the free recipes. Those pictures will link to those recipes! Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions, concerns, or thoughts, and make sure to watch out for more Enlightened by Layla!

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Nov
07

Homemade Fire Starters


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homemade fire startersHomemade Fire Starters

Hello everyone! For all the crafters out there, are you always looking for a new and exciting project to try? Maybe you’re looking for a way to stay warm and happy now that the weather is getting colder? Or maybe you’re just searching for a new product to show off to your customers that will keep them coming back for more? Well, here is a brand new recipe we have come up with for our Homemade Fire Starters. This awesome recipe is guaranteed to be one that you and all of your friends, family, and customers are sure to enjoy and love! They will definitely be a wonderful and adorable way to bring some heat to this cold winter season!

 

Ingredients: (This recipe should make six fire starters.)

1090 grams of Pillar of Bliss Wax

109 grams of Cedar Wood Fragrance Oil

Cut and Sifted White Willow Bark

Cut and Sifted Sage Leaves

Basic Circle Mold Market Molds

Whole Star Anise Seeds

CD Candle Wicks (You can also use any leftover wicks you may have from previous projects.)

Sawdust (We are under a little bit of construction right now, so we got to use our construction guys’ leftover sawdust for this recipe!)

 

Directions:

First, make sure to weigh out your 1090 grams of Pillar of Bliss Wax and then melt the wax down in a double boiler. While you are waiting for the wax to melt, you can sprinkle your sawdust, sage, and white willow bark into the molds.  Once the wax reaches 180 degrees, add 109 grams of Cedar Wood fragrance oil.  Stir well.

homemade fire starters

Then, pour the wax into the molds and then let it sit for a little bit.  After the wax has set up for a little while, but is still soft, you can go ahead and put your wicks into your fire starters.

homemade fire starters

While your fire starters are still soft, go ahead and put your whole Star Anise Seeds on top until you are satisfied with the amount. Then let them sit until they are fully set up and hardened. Once your fire starters are fully hardened, go ahead and remove them from the mold. Now your Homemade Fire Starters are ready for you and everyone you know to enjoy!

homemade fire starters

These Homemade Fire Starters are a great way to bring some warmth to the days as it grows colder. They are sure to remind you of all of the lovely and peaceful bonfires you have gone to in the past, and are sure to bring reminders of sitting in front of the fireplace with your loved ones. We also love to recycle here at Nature’s Garden and using our sawdust from our construction crew was a great way to be able to do just that! Recycling is one of the number one ways to improve our planet, so we hope that you will use some kind of recycled material for this recipe as well! We love to see your end products! Please don’t hesitate to contact us here at Nature’s Garden with any thoughts, questions, or concerns you may have, and be sure to watch out for more Enlightened by Layla!

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