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Mar
20

How to Make Soap for Kids


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How to Make Soap for Kids

Are you interested in learning how to make soap for kids? We at Natures Garden have a few recipes that you can create for your kids or your customers kids. Many homemade soap recipes are more nourishing for the skin than commercial brands. Plus, you the soaps you create can be personalized, unique, and fun for the bath! In some of these homemade soap recipes you can include the kids in creating. Although kids should have adult supervision, as there will be heat involved, melt and pour soap is the best for setting up soap crafts for kids. So, these recipes for kids soap can be fun to use and to make!

How to Make Soap for Kids: Blackberry Cupcake Soaps RecipeHow to Make Soap for Kids: Blackberry Cupcake Soaps Recipe

One fun idea for making soap for kids is the delightful Blackberry Cupcake Soaps Recipe. This homemade soap is effective for cleaning and is fun for everyone! First, this soap cupcake is perfect for getting clean and smelling good. Not only is this soap, but the recipe includes the scrumptious Blackberry Jam Fragrance Oil. Plus, this recipe is easy to create. This recipe uses melt and pour soap and whipped soap base, so you can include your kids in creating this craft. Further, this recipe is looks like a yummy cup cake. This is a cute idea for kids soap, as anyone would love to smell as yummy as a cupcake! So, everyone is sure to love this recipe that is fun to both use and create.

How to Make Soap for Kids: Happy Hippo Soap Crayons RecipeHow to Make Soap for Kids: Happy Hippo Soap Crayons Recipe

Another fun idea for making homemade kids soap is the Happy Hippo Soap Crayons Recipe! This soap recipe lets your kids draw on the shower walls during their bath. Between the cute shapes and the fun drawing, this soap gives kids a reason to get excited about taking a shower. So, they can have some fun while they get clean. Not only will your kids get clean, but the they will smell lovely due to the fragrance oil. The Childrens Room Fragrance Oil is light, clean and is reminiscent of the aroma of Mr. Bubble bubble bath. Plus, this soap recipe uses diamond clear melt and pour soap and water soluble colorants. This means that clean up is simple and the drawings can be wiped off with some water. So, these shower crayons are cleansing and super fun for the kids and easy clean up for the parents!

How to Make Soap for Kids: Lemon Squares Soap RecipeHow to Make Soap for Kids: Lemon Squares Soap Recipe

Another delicious soap recipe that you can create together is the Lemon Squares Soap Recipe. This layered soap recipe is meant to look just like the real dessert. These squares are perfect for individual use, so they can be easier for kids soap. Plus, the scent of the Lemon Squares Fragrance Oil is amazing. So, this is a sweet treat that will leave you clean and smelling absolutely scrumptious.

How to Make Soap for Kids: Floating Ducky Melt and Pour Soap RecipeHow to Make Soap for Kids: Floating Ducky Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

If you like rubber ducks in the bath, then you are going to want to see this next soap recipe for kids. Our Floating Ducky Melt and Pour Soap Recipe brings all the fun of a rubber duck and adds the benefits of homemade soap. Since this recipe uses light, fluffy whipped soap base, there is plenty of air trapped in the soap to make the soap float. So, your swimming rubber duck will actually be able to float in your bath! Plus, this soap recipe smells clean and fresh with the Baby Clean Fragrance Oil. So, bath time will get your kids clean and smelling like our clean and complex fragrance oil.

How to Make Soap for Kids: Graffiti Melt and Pour Soap RecipeHow to Make Soap for Kids: Graffiti Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

Also, you can try out a recipe for easy soap making for kids. The Graffiti Melt and Pour Soap Recipe is a soap recipe that is fun to create. Simply have an adult heat up the colored soap and create the white bar of melt and pour soap, and you can let your children decorate their own soap! The kids can use their favorite colors and create a make a soap that they will be proud and excited to use.  Just make sure there is some adult supervision to make sure everything is safe. Plus, this soap recipe smells great, as it is scented with the Country Garden Fragrance Oil. So, you are sure to have a bar of soap that smells great and looks absolutely perfect!

How to Make Soap for Kids: Ghost Soap RecipeHow to Make Soap for Kids: Ghost Soap Recipe

Another fun Halloween soap recipe is the fun Ghost Soap Recipe. So, this is a second perfect way to create spooky crafts for kids. This recipe uses a cupcake soap mold and uses whipped soap base to create a spooky ghost. Not only is this soap cute and fun to make, but it is perfect for getting clean. This soap recipe uses melt and pour soap and some fragrance oil to enhance your bath experience. The scent use is the Alien Princess Fragrance Oil, which has the unique aroma of bright melon and sparkling mandarin are mixed with orange blossom, star jasmine and rose. A woody base is supplemented by vanilla and musk. These may be ghosts, but there is nothing scary about this soap. It is perfect for cleaning and adding some fun to bath routine.

How to Make Soap for Kids: Crayon Soap Recipe How to Make Soap for Kids: Crayon Soap Recipe

Another option for you to create soap crayons is the Crayon Soap Recipe. These homemade soaps are just as just as wonderful as the hippo crayons. But, this recipe has a different twist that may suit your child better. This recipe still uses melt and pour soap, but this recipe uses a different soap mold. The Crayon Mold Market Mold is used to create soap crayons that actually look and feel like crayons. So, your kids will have an easier time holding and drawing with these soaps. Plus, this soap making recipe uses three different fragrance oils. These scents used are Oatmeal Milk-n-Honey Fragrance Oil, Bedtime Baby Fragrance Oil and Chamomile Fragrance Oil. These fragrances smell light and clean, so they are perfect for creating bath products. This means that this homemade soap recipe that is fun and perfect for getting clean.

How to Make Soap for Kids: Neapolitan Cupcake Soap RecipeHow to Make Soap for Kids: Neapolitan Cupcake Soap Recipe

The Neapolitan Cupcake Soap Recipe is a wonderful ideas for creating kids soap. Not only is this cupcake soap adorable, but this recipe has a perfect aroma. his soap recipe contains the true aroma of Buttercream Cupcake Fragrance Oil, Chocolate Fudge Fragrance Oil and Strawberry Preserves Fragrance Oil. These delicious aromas combined with the soap base creates a perfect bath and body recipe.

How to Make Soap for Kids: Dracula's Dentures RecipeHow to Make Soap for Kids: Dracula’s Dentures Recipe

Also, you can create a funny soap that kids will love. The Dracula’s Dentures Recipe is a cute idea for kids that think monsters are cool. Plus, this is a perfectly themed recipe for Halloween. So, this creative soap is the perfect way to celebrate this holiday without being too scary for little ones. Further, this kids soap recipe will leave your kids feeling clean and smelling great due to the Lunar Eclipse Fragrance Oil. This soap smells sweet with the aroma of exotic florals, vanilla and honey. So, this soap recipe is perfect for having some fun and getting clean.

How to Make Soap for Kids: Gumdrop Melt and Pour Soap RecipeHow to Make Soap for Kids: Gumdrop Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

Further, you can create some cute little soaps that look almost exactly like candy, specifically gumdrops. These little soaps are made with the Gumdrop Melt and Pour Soap Recipe. You can perfectly use this recipe for bath time, as these soaps are colorful, cleansing and sweet. The sweetness of these gumdrop soaps is partially due to the scrumptious aroma of the Goodie Goodie Gumdrops Fragrance Oil. This has the aroma of real spiced gumdrops with a lovely twist that matches these soaps perfectly. Your kids are sure to love these sweet little soaps!

How to Make Soap for Kids: Loofah Honey Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

Also, you can create the Loofah Honey Melt and Pour Soap Recipe for your kids. This homemade soap includes a real loofah. So, your kids can easily clean and scrub with just the soap recipe. This makes it super easy to bathe. Plus, this homemade soap recipe uses the delightful aroma of our Mango Fragrance Oil. Altogether, this recipe is easy to use and perfect for getting fresh and clean!

How to Make Soap for Kids: Metallic Kiss Soap Recipe

Another fun option for homemade kids soap is the Metallic Kiss Soap Recipe. This is a super fun and glamourous soap recipe that would be a great idea for kids. This bar of soap has a great scent and uses mica dust! This mica is basically cosmetic glitter, so your soap will be blingy and gorgeous. Not only is this bar of soap beautiful and shiny, but this recipe has a few different colorant options to chose between. You are sure to love this adorable kiss soap.

How to Make Soap for Kids: Pumpkin Puke Soap Jelly Recipe

Plus, you can use melt and pour soap to create a soap slime recipe. Our Pumpkin Puke Soap Jelly Recipe is both cleansing and fun to create for kids to play with. This recipe is perfect for children that enjoy slime. So, think about creating a slime that can double as soap next time you consider creating slime with you kids!

How to Make Soap for Kids: Orange Cream Cupcake Soap RecipeHow to Make Soap for Kids: Orange Cream Cupcake Soap Recipe

Also, you can create the lovely Orange Cream Cupcake Soap Recipe. This soap recipe is a great idea for creating kids soap. Not only is this cupcake soap fun, but this soap recipe smells amazing. This soap smells like Orange Cream Cupcake Fragrance Oil. So, you will have a soap that is looks and smells delicious. You are sure to love this soap for your bath.

How to Make Soap for Kids: Play Dough Soap Recipe

Additionally, you can create a soap recipe that allows you to mold and create the perfect shape. The Play Dough Soap Recipe is a unique recipe that your kids will love. This recipe takes melt and pour soap and makes it moldable. This allows children to create a soap that is fun to play with and create shapes. While this recipe is similar to play dough, the difference is that this soap recipe is still cleansing and scented with Doodle bug Fragrance Oil.

How to Make Soap for Kids: Play Dough Embed Soap Recipe

Further, you can include your creations from the previous recipe in the Play Dough Embed Soap Recipe. Another option for using this playdough soap is including your creations in a bar of soap. So, you can use the play dough soap to make a fun design of picture. Then, you can add this creation as an embed soap. This will let you use your soap creation and keep it intact for a bit longer. This makes it easier to use your soap creation without your model to fall apart.

Best Apple Fragrance Oils Tart Green Apple Fragrance Oil RecipeHow to Make Soap for Kids: Monster Snot Soap Jelly Recipe

Also, the Monster Snot Soap Jelly Recipe is another fun ideas for kids soap. This idea is especially perfect for kids that love slime! This soap recipe is similar to slime, but it uses the cleansing power of melt and pour soap. Plus, this soap jelly smells like delightful due to our Tart Green Apple Fragrance Oil. So, this soap jelly recipe would be a great idea for kids to play with in the bath.

natures gardenHow to Make Soap for Kids: Talk to Us

We hope that you have enjoyed these fun ideas for making kids soap. We would love to hear about your favorite recipes for creating kids soaps. If you would like to share your creations or ask questions about these soap recipes, then you can look us up on social media. We are on Facebook, and you can find us on Instagram and Twitter with @ngscents. We hope that to hear from you soon!

 

Mar
15

How to Make Dessert Candles


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How to Make Dessert Candles

Have you ever been wandering in a candle shop or a gift boutique when you wonder upon a plate of candles that look just like baked goods? Muffins, cookies or even pies? With a few candle making supplies and in a little creativity you can create some yummy looking bakery candles that may tempt those around to take a nibble! These following recipes will show you how to make dessert candles that not only look like the real thing but will smell like the real thing! Simple and easy steps that will help you create a scented dessert candle that looks complicated, but in reality wasn’t any harder than making the real thing! So enjoy Nature’s Garden amazing dessert candle recipes! After each candle recipe, we have included a bakery recipe that is similar to the candle itself. Not only can you create the real thing, you can display your dessert’s inspiration candle for all to enjoy along with a sweet treat to eat!

 

How to Make Dessert Candles: Blueberry Muffin Candle RecipeHow to Make Dessert Candles: Blueberry Muffin Candle Recipe

Our first yummy dessert candle is our Blueberry Muffin Candle! This recipe uses Pillar of Bliss and Joy Wax. We have also used our Cupcakes mold market mold. Nature’s Garden Mold Market Molds are heavy-duty and sturdy enough to handle hot wax and can be used multiple times when taken care of properly. Once you have made the base of your candle you will add the muffin top that was created by whipping up melted Joy Wax. We have also added some blueberries on top using the Mini cherries berries mold from Flexiblemold.com. The fragrance oil we used for this muffin candle is, of course, Blueberry Muffin Fragrance Oil. A definite best seller here at Nature’s Garden that smells of true blueberry muffins when your candle is burning.

The first muffin recipe I ever tried to make was Blueberry Muffins! Simple and quick, these muffins are a popular breakfast choice and perfect for when you are on the go early in the morning!

 

How to Make Dessert Candles: Cinnamon Bun Candle RecipeHow to Make Dessert Candles: Cinnamon Bun Candle Recipe

Who can resist the sweet and spicy scent of cinnamon? I know Cinnamon rolls are one of my favorite desserts with its icing dripping all over! This Cinnamon Bun Candle looks so much like a real cinnamon roll you’re going to want the real thing when you get a whiff of it. Creating this yummy masterpiece will be easy using Joy Wax and a Bakery Style Cinnamon Roll mold from Flexiblemold.com. Of course, we chose our Cinnamon Buns fragrance oil to give this candle its amazing cinnamon roll scent! People will be thinking you are baking something good when they walk in your house!

Let your inner-baker shine through with these homemade Cinnamon Buns! Made from scratch, these buns would be a special treat for Christmas morning or even just because! Warm and gooey, there is nothing better than a warm cinnamon bun with a tall glass of milk, or even a warm cup of coffee to make your day better!

 

How to Make Dessert Candles: Cupcake Wax Tarts RecipeHow to Make Dessert Candles: Cupcake Wax Tarts Recipe

These little Cupcake Wax Tarts are not only easy to make but are quick to make too. We used our Peanut Butter Cups Embed Mold to create the cupcake bottom. The wax we used was our very popular seller, Pillar of Bliss. Pillar of Bliss is awesome for molds because it has an easy release from the mold. To get the yummy whipped topping we used our Joy Wax. The fragrance we chose was Raspberry Cream Cupcake Fragrance Oil! A yummy scent of raspberries, vanilla, sugar and butter. What could be better than that, other than the real thing?

Since you were able to make twenty or so Cupcake Wax Tarts, how about making some real mini Raspberry Cupcakes? This recipe a is simple, make from scratch recipe! These would be a fun addition to those Strawberries and Cream Sandwich cookies for a tea party or even a baby shower!

 

How To Make Dessert Candles: Smores Candle RecipeHow To Make Dessert Candles: Smores Candle Recipe

There is nothing that screams summertime like a gooey, chocolaty marshmallow s’mores. At Natures Garden, we had to commemorate this all American treat with its very own candle! This Smores Candle is very easy to create. We used our Basic Square Mold Market Mold for the graham crackers, marshmallow and the chocolate. The fragrance oils we chose are the 3 exact ingredients of the real thing. Graham Crackers fragrance oil, Toasted Marshmallow, and Chocolate Fudge fragrance oil.  This recipe will make 3 Smores Candles; a fun creation to share or even take as a gift to a barbecue!

A recipe is not really needed to make a classic Smore, Instead, here is a link to create about 12 different types of Smores desserts! Don’t worry though, if it’s the classic one you are craving, it’s included in the list too!

 

How To Make Dessert Candles: Gingerbread Latte RecipeHow To Make Dessert Candles: Gingerbread Latte Recipe

Not all desserts have to be a pastry, right? There are a lot of people that like a beverage as a sweet treat. This Gingerbread Latte candle is a perfect example! This candle is so easy to create that before you can order a true latte at the coffee house, you can have one of the beverage candles done in due time! We used Joy Wax, a very easy wax to work with. It has wonderful hot and cold scent throw and sets up beautifully in a container. No Gingerbread Latte would be complete without a rich, creamy whipped topping and a gingerbread cookie that is made using our Gingerbread Man Mold Market Mold. Our fragrance of choice is Snickerdoodle Latte; a wonderful mixture of cinnamon, coffee and cream! These candles would make wonderful gifts to hand out at Christmas parties or to enhance your Christmas line of candles.

This Gingerbread Latte recipe is simple to make, so why travel to a coffee shop, stand in line and pay a small fortune to buy one, when you can make one at home? No special coffee machine needed!

 

How to Make Dessert Candles: Chocolate Blossom Wax Tart RecipeHow to Make Dessert Candles: Chocolate Blossom Wax Tart Recipe

These sweet Chocolate Blossom wax tarts definitely look like the real deal! Watch your little ones around these because they may want to have a nibble! For the cookie part of the wax melt, we used a sugar cookie mold from flexiblemolds.com. These molds are sturdy and reusable. They also help create some very realistic looking cookies! The chocolate kisses were made with a Big Kisses Embed Mold and the fragrance oil we used was our Chocolate Chip Cookie! This fragrance oil smells like warm, chocolate chip cookies right out of the oven!

Since these Chocolate Blossom Wax Tarts look and smell real enough to eat, here’s a recipe that will stop any temptation to grab the wax ones and start eating! These are classic cookies that are always popular no matter when you feel like making them!

 

How To Make Dessert Candles: Eggnog Candle RecipeHow To Make Dessert Candles: Eggnog Candle Recipe

Eggnog is a staple at Christmas time! It’s a yummy, creamy drink that can warm you from the inside. That is if it’s made with alcohol. Without the alcohol, you can still enjoy it during the holiday season and still feel festive. Our Eggnog Candle Recipe is simple enough to make and smells exactly like the real thing since we used our Eggnog fragrance oil. The air will fill with the scent of butter rum, nutmeg, cinnamon and vanilla. Yummy! We used Joy wax both for the eggnog part and for the creamy whipped topping. To top off our dessert candle beverage we used a real cinnamon stick to make it look even more authentic, just be sure to remove it before burning the candle!

Your Christmas Party, dinner, get together will not be complete without some authentic eggnog! This Amazingly Good Eggnog uses rum, eggs, cream and spices! All the important aspects of a good eggnog!

 

How To Make Dessert Candles: Gingerbread Men Wax Melts RecipeHow To Make Dessert Candles: Gingerbread Men Wax Melts Recipe

These incredibly cute Gingerbread Men Wax melts are almost too cute to melt! This recipe makes a dozen gingerbread men, so you could melt a few and display a few and have the best of both worlds! Since we used Pillar of Bliss for the actual gingerbread men, they will have a wonderful scent retention and cold throw! Display a plate of these guys on your desk at work for all those around you to entice. Our Gingerbread fragrance oil smells true to spicy sweet treat. This oil is one of our best sellers, especially at Christmas time! These wax melts would so sweet displayed next to the Gingerbread Latte candle or even the Eggnog Candle for a cute holiday display!

How about making some real gingerbread men during the holiday season? This recipe will help you out with that! Simple and easy, there are no fancy ingredients and the process is no different than if you were making sugar cookie cutouts! Can you imagine how amazing your home is going to smell? Warm and cozy!

 

How to Make Dessert Candles: Valentine's Day Cupcake Candle RecipeHow to Make Dessert Candles: Valentine’s Day Cupcake Candle Recipe

These sweet Valentine’s Day Cupcake Candles are made similarly to the Cupcake Wax Tarts. We have used both Pillar of Bliss and Joy Wax. Using our Silicone Soap Mold- Heart shaped, we achieved these hearts in no time! The cupcakes release so easily from the molds and there is barely any clean up at all! To top off our cakes we whipped up the Joy Wax for the whipped cream and topped the confection off with a cute little heart embed that says “Love” on it! Sprinkles are for winners, so go ahead and add some sprinkles to the top of these winning Valentine’s Day Cupcakes! We chose Cinnamon Yum Yums for the fragrance oil that will scent the air with spicy clove, cinnamon and vanilla.  This fragrance oil is a valentine’s day best seller!

This cupcake recipe isn’t an exact replica of our candles but you can always decorate your real cupcakes however you wish! Let your creativity take over and enjoy making something yummy for your friends or family to eat!

 

How To Make Dessert Candles: Strawberries and Cream Wax Melt RecipeHow To Make Dessert Candles: Strawberries and Cream Wax Melt Recipe

Our next dessert is Strawberries and Cream Wax Melts. This recipe creates 6 yummy treats. These simple little wax treats were created using the Vanilla Wafers Soap and Candle Mold from Flexiblemold.com. and Pillar of Bliss. The whipped cream part of the cookie was created by using Joy Wax. We chose our Strawberries and Cream fragrance oil to scent the whole cookie. Your house will smell like fresh, juicy strawberries and sweet vanilla whipped cream!

How about creating these yummy treats that look almost like the wax melts? These Strawberries and Cream sandwich cookies are almost as easy to make as their inspiration! This recipe uses strawberry cake mix for the cookies and a cream cheese/marshmallow fluff for the filling! These cookies would be a perfect spring time dessert for a little girl’s tea party!

 

How To Make Dessert Candles: Pumpkin Cheesecake Wax Melts RecipeHow To Make Dessert Candles: Pumpkin Cheesecake Wax Melts Recipe

These yummy, Pumpkin Cheesecake Wax Melts will make your mouth water for the real thing, that’s for sure! In no time flat, you will have over a dozen of these mini melts ready to go! Our silicone soap mold mini cupcakes will make creating a breeze! The Pillar of Bliss wax makes these melts release quick and easy. Top these treats off with some whipped Joy Wax and sprinkle on some pumpkin spice blend powder! Of course, we chose our Pumpkin Cheesecake fragrance oil for these bad boys! Your home will soon smell of spicy cardamom, cinnamon, and creamy vanilla! People will think you have been baking!

Are you in the mood for some cheesecake? Here is a yummy recipe for Mini Pumpkin Cheesecakes that you can create once you make your wax melts. This recipe is from Betty Crocker so we know they have to be good!

Well, I don’t know about you, but I am officially ready for something to eat! In fact, I wouldn’t mind a plate of those Chocolate Blossoms in front of me right now! We hope that you have enjoyed browsing through these recipes, both candles and the edible ones! If you are looking for some fresh inspiration to enhance your product line, all these recipes are simple to find, just click on the link and you will be taken straight to the recipe. Remember, Nature’s Garden is always there to help you get started, no matter what you are in the mood to create! Enjoy!

Mar
13

Rainbow MP Soap Recipe


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Rainbow MP Soap RecipeRainbow MP Soap Recipe

Sometimes our inspirations come from the simplest things.  Well, over the past few weeks I have been testing, creating videos, and packaging cold process soaps using Natures Garden’s FUN Soap Colorants.  Once they were packaged and labeled, I took them to Shannon to display in the store.  We carry 21 of these colorants and I tested each soap colorant using five different amounts.  So, this meant that we had over 100 soaps to display.  Shannon decided to display them on a round, tiered display in our store, see the display here.  When I saw how she displayed them, I was immediately inspired to create a variety of rainbow themed recipes that will go on the bottom tier of her display.  So, below, you will find my Rainbow MP Soap Recipe, the second of several recipes we will be creating inspired by this display.

Rainbow MP Soap Recipe: The Ingredients You Will Need From Natures Garden

Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap
Angel Wings Fragrance Oil
Vanilla White Color Stabilizer
Whipped Soap Base
Vegetable Glycerin
Deep Purple FUN Soap Colorant
Ultramarine Blue FUN Soap Colorant
Kelly Green FUN Soap Colorant
Lime Green FUN Soap Colorant
Eye Poke Orange FUN Soap Colorant
Jailhouse Red FUN Soap Colorant
Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant
Silicone Soap Mold 4 Loaf Mold
8 ounce Clear PET Bottles
White Fine Mist Sprayer 24/410
Mitre Box
Mitre Box Cutter

Rainbow MP Soap Recipe: Other Things You Will Need

Small Microwave Safe Mixing bowls (7)
Deep Mixing Bowls (2)
Mixing Spoons
Hand Mixer
Scale
Knife
Cutting Board
Rubbing Alcohol (Placed in your 8 ounce bottle with a sprayer lid.)
Microwave Oven

Rainbow MP Soap Recipe: Preparing Your SoapRainbow MP Soap Recipe: Preparing Your Soap

First, I prepared all of my soap.  This means weighing out and cutting up all of the soap for each of the seven layers.  You will need your scale, mixing bowls, and clear melt and pour soap.  Now, in each of your seven mixing bowls, weigh out and cut up 130 grams of Natures Garden’s Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap.

Rainbow MP Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Purple Soap Layer

Now, you will need one of your bowls of clear melt and pour soap.  You will also need the deep purple FUN Soap Colorant, fragrance oil, and Vanilla White.  Finally, you will need your 4 loaf mold, and your bottle of rubbing alcohol.

Rainbow MP Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Purple Soap LayerSo, place your mixing bowl in the microwave for about 30 seconds.  If you notice that the soap has not completely melted, you may need about 10 more seconds.  This will all just depend on your microwave.  Once your soap has melted, add 4 drops of the purple soap colorant.  Then, add 6 grams of Angel Wings Fragrance Oil and 6 grams of the Vanilla White Color Stabilizer.  Use a mixing spoon to blend the ingredients.  Finally, pour your melted purple soap into the loaf mold.  Spray the melted soap with rubbing alcohol to release the air bubbles.  Allow the purple soap to setup completely before moving on.

Rainbow MP Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Blue Soap Layer

Next, we will be preparing a blue layer of soap.  So, you will, once again, need one of your bowls of weighed out soap, your fragrance oil, and Vanilla White.  In addition, you will need the ultramarine blue soap colorant and your soap mold.  At this time, also get your Angel Wings fragrance oil and Vanilla White Color Stabilizer ready.

Rainbow MP Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Blue Soap LayerSo, place your next bowl of melt and pour soap in the microwave.  Heat the soap for about 30 seconds, or until it is melted.  Once your soap has melted, add 3 drops of the ultramarine blue FUN Soap Colorant.  Also, add 6 grams of Vanilla White and 6 grams of Angel Wings Fragrance Oil.  Mix the soap base to incorporate the ingredients.  Now, spray your previous purple layer with rubbing alcohol and pour the blue melted soap right on top of the purple soap.  Lastly, spray the blue layer with rubbing alcohol and let this layer setup.  Rubbing alcohol will not only help layers of soap adhere to each other, it also helps release air bubbles.

Rainbow MP Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Dark Green Soap Layer

Next, we will prepare our Kelly green soap.  So, once again, you will need one of your bowls of soap.  This time, you will need the Kelly green FUN Soap Colorant.  Also, your fragrance oil, color stabilizer, rubbing alcohol, and soap mold should be in front of you.

Rainbow MP Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Dark Green Soap LayerAgain, melt your soap using the microwave.  Then, add 3 drops of Kelly green FUN Soap Colorant.  Also, add 6 grams of Natures Garden’s Angel Wings Fragrance Oil and 6 grams of Vanilla White Color Stabilizer.  Using a mixing spoon, stir to blend the ingredients together.  Lastly, spray your blue soap with rubbing alcohol and pour your green soap on top.  Once again, spray the soap with rubbing alcohol and allow it to setup.

Rainbow MP Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Lime Green Soap Layer

This time we will be preparing the lime green layer.  So, once again, you will need a bowl of clear soap that you weighed out earlier.  You will also need the Angel Wings scent and color stabilizer.  You will also need your silicone soap mold and bottle of rubbing alcohol.

Rainbow MP Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Lime Green Soap LayerNow, melt your soap base using your microwave.  Once you have melted your soap, you will need to add color and scent.  So, add 3 drops of lime green soap colorant.  In addition, add 6 grams of Angel Wings Fragrance Oil and 6 grams of Vanilla White Color Stabilizer.  Slowly, stir melted soap with your spoon to completely mix the ingredients together.  Next, spray your Kelly green soap with rubbing alcohol so that the lime green layer will adhere to the lime green layer.  Finally, pour the lime green soap directly on top of the Kelly green soap.  Once again, spray the soap with rubbing alcohol to release any air bubbles that have formed.  Once you spray your soap, allow it to harden completely before moving on.

Rainbow MP Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Orange Soap Layer

Now, we will prepare our orange layer of soap.  For this layer, we will use Natures Garden’s Eye Poke Orange FUN Soap Colorant.  So, you will need this colorant along with another bowl of soap base you weighed out earlier.  In addition, you will need your Angel Wings Fragrance Oil and Vanilla White Color Stabilizer.  Also, place your mold in front of you and you rubbing alcohol close.

Rainbow MP Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Orange Soap LayerNext, melt the soap base in your microwave.  Now that your soap is melted, add 4 drops of Eye Poke Orange Soap Colorant.  Then, add 6 grams of Angel Wings Fragrance Oil and Vanilla White Color Stabilizer.  Stir to incorporate the ingredients.  Finally, spray your lime green soap with rubbing alcohol and pour the orange soap right on top.  Spray your orange soap with rubbing alcohol to release air bubbles that have formed.  Allow your orange soap to setup.

Rainbow MP Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Jailhouse Red Soap Layer

Next, we will be preparing a layer using Natures Garden’s Jailhouse Red soap color.  So, you will need the Jailhouse Red FUN Soap Colorant.  Additionally, you will need another bowl of soap, the scent, and stabilizer.  Finally, you will need your bottle of rubbing alcohol and soap in the mold.

Rainbow MP Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Jailhouse Red Soap LayerSo, place your bowl in your microwave and melt your soap base.  Then, melt the soap.  Once your soap is melted, add 3 drops of the red soap colorant.  Also, add 6 grams of Angel Wings Fragrance Oil along with 6 grams of Vanilla White Color Stabilizer.  Now, mix to blend the ingredients completely.  At this time spray your orange layer with rubbing alcohol.  Finally, pour your red layer right on top of the orange layer and spray, once again, with rubbing alcohol.  Allow your soap to setup before moving to your next layer.

Rainbow MP Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Tomato Red Soap Layer

Rainbow MP Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Tomato Red Soap LayerOur final layer will be colored with Natures Garden’s Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant.  Now, melt your last bowl of mp soap base in your microwave.  Then, add 6 grams of Vanilla White Color Stabilizer.  Also, add 6 grams of Angel Wings Fragrance Oil.  Finally, add 4 drops of Tomato Red Soap Colorant.  Mix to incorporate the ingredients completely together.  Finally, spray your previous layer with rubbing alcohol and pour your tomato red soap on top.  Spray the tomato red soap with rubbing alcohol.  Allow this final layer to setup before moving on.

Rainbow MP Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Rainbows

Now, we will prepare the rainbows that will top our soap.  This will be done using melt and pour soap and vegetable glycerin.  We will pour the soap into the remaining 2 cavities of the loaf soap mold and allow it to setup.  Later, we will slice it into smaller pieces and use the smaller pieces to create our rainbows.

Rainbow MP Soap Recipe: Prepare The Red LayerRainbow MP Soap Recipe: Prepare The Red Layer

So, first, melt 30 grams of Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap.  Then, add 3 grams of Vegetable Glycerin, 1 gram of Angel Wings Fragrance Oil, 1 gram of Vanilla White Color Stabilizer, and 1 drop of Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant.  Stir to blend the ingredients.  Now, in two of the cavities of the silicone 4 loaf mold, pour the melted soap.  You want to pour half the soap in one cavity, and half in the other.  Allow it to setup before moving to the next color.

Rainbow MP Soap Recipe: Prepare The Orange LayerRainbow MP Soap Recipe: Prepare The Orange Layer

Next, once again, melt 30 grams of Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap.  Then, add 3 grams of Vegetable Glycerin, 1 gram of Angel Wings Fragrance Oil, 1 gram of Vanilla White Color Stabilizer, and 1 drop of Eye Poke Orange FUN Soap Colorant.  Mix everything together slowly and thoroughly until everything is combined.  Spray the red soap with rubbing alcohol.  Then, pour the orange soap right on top, in the same manner you did before.  Allow the soap to setup before you prepare the next color.

Rainbow MP Soap Recipe: Prepare The Green LayerRainbow MP Soap Recipe: Prepare The Green Layer

At this time, we will begin preparing the lime green layer.  Melt 30 grams of Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap.  Now, add 3 grams of Vegetable Glycerin, 1 gram of Angel Wings Fragrance Oil, 1 gram of Vanilla White Color Stabilizer, and 1 drop of Lime Green FUN Soap Colorant.  Finally, stir to incorporate the ingredients.  Spray the orange soap with rubbing alcohol.  Then, pour the green soap right on top of the orange soap, pouring half in each cavity.  Allow the soap to setup before you prepare the next color.

Rainbow MP Soap Recipe: Prepare The Blue LayerRainbow MP Soap Recipe: Prepare The Blue Layer

Again, melt 30 grams of Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap.  We will begin preparing the blue layer.  Once your soap is melted, beginning adding 3 grams of Vegetable Glycerin, 1 gram of Angel Wings Fragrance Oil, 1 gram of Vanilla White Color Stabilizer, and 1 drop of Ultramarine Blue FUN Soap Colorant.  Finally, stir to incorporate the ingredients. Spray the green soap with rubbing alcohol.  Then, pour a blue layer of soap right on top of the green soap in both cavities.  After spraying the soap with rubbing alcohol, allow it to setup before you prepare the next color.

Rainbow MP Soap Recipe: Prepare The Purple LayerRainbow MP Soap Recipe: Prepare The Purple Layer

Finally, we will begin preparing the purple layer.  We will melt one more layer of soap.  So, melt 30 grams of Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap.  Now, add 3 grams of Vegetable Glycerin, 1 gram of Angel Wings Fragrance Oil, 1 gram of Vanilla White Color Stabilizer, and 1 drop of Deep Purple FUN Soap Colorant.  Finally, stir to incorporate the ingredients. Spray the blue soap with rubbing alcohol.  Then, pour the purple soap right on top of the blue soap.  Again, spray the soap with rubbing alcohol.  Allow the soap to setup before you move on.

Rainbow MP Soap Recipe: Cutting the RainbowsRainbow MP Soap Recipe: Cutting the Rainbows

Lastly, once the soap has setup, remove it from the mold.  Then, slice it into strips.  You want them to be about 3/4 inch wide and about 5 3/4 inches.  So, you want to be sure you are slicing them long ways.  Finally, do the same with the soap in the cavity of the mold.  You will notice that due to the addition of vegetable glycerin, the soap is nice and flexible.  This will allow us to bend them into a rainbow shape and later place them on top of our whipped soap.  Go ahead and shape each rainbow so that you have them ready for the top of the soap.

Rainbow MP Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Whipped Soap Base

Now, we will begin preparing our whipped soap base.  The whipped soap base is meant to look like clouds in this recipe.  It will also anchor our rainbows to our soap loaf.  So, in a deep mixing bowl, weigh out 200 grams of the whipped soap base.  Next, add 20 grams of vegetable glycerin, 20 grams of Angel Wings Fragrance Oil, and 20 grams of Vanilla White Color Stabilizer.  Then, use a hand mixer to fluff the soap to a fluffy cloud-like consistency.  Set this aside for a moment, we will come back to it.

Rainbow MP Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Whipped Soap Base

In a separate mixing bowl, weigh out 200 grams of Natures Garden’s Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap Base.  Melt the soap base using your microwave.  Once the soap is melted, pour it into the bowl containing the whipped soap.  Finally, mix the soap once again with your hand mixer.

Rainbow MP Soap Recipe: Topping the Soap

Rainbow MP Soap Recipe: Topping the Soap
At this time, we will begin topping our soap loaf.  Place the whipped soap on top of each loaf, covering the entire loaf.  You will use half of the whipped soap on each loaf.  So, when you are finished it will look like clouds on top of your soap.

 

 

 

Rainbow MP Soap Recipe: Topping the Soap

Then, place the rainbows on top of the loaves.  We used about 4 rainbows on each loaf.

Once your soap has finished setting up, slice your soap using your mitre box and mitre box cutter.  Then, you can use your rainbow melt and pour soap right away.

Mar
12

Rainbow Bubble Bar Recipe


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Rainbow Bubble Bar RecipeRainbow Bubble Bar Recipe

The Rainbow Bubble Bar Recipe is another wonderful bath and body recipe available at Natures Garden. This wonderful bath recipe is perfect for providing a fun experience as you relax in the tub. This recipe uses five vibrantly colored layers to create a virtual rainbow right at home! Plus, each of these bright colors are scented with the delightful Rain Fragrance Oil. This scent is a refreshing ozony aroma with hints of lily of the valley, fresh hyacinth, with a top note of wisteria. So, it is the perfect scent that is reminiscent of a warm, misty day with sunshine and bright fluffy clouds, which is the exact right place for a wide, beautiful rainbow.

Rainbow Bubble Bar Recipe: Ingredients Available at Natures Garden

Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate
Sodium Bicarbonate- Baking Soda
Cream of Tartar
Corn Starch
Rain Fragrance Oil
Safflower Oil
Vegetable Glycerin
Neon Red FUN Soap Colorant
Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant
Neon Orange FUN Soap Colorant
Yelp Yellow FUN Soap Colorant
Neon Green FUN Soap Colorant
Deep Purple FUN Soap Colorant
Natures Garden Apron
Safety Mask
Rubber Safety Gloves
Safety Glasses

Rainbow Bubble Bar Recipe: Other Equipment Needed

Mixing Bowls (1 large and 5 medium)
Mixing Spoon
Parchment Paper or Silicone Baking Mat
Scale
Knife
Rolling Pin (or something similar)

Rainbow Bubble Bar Recipe: Total Weights and Amounts

410 grams Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate (2 cups)
460 grams Sodium Bicarbonate- Baking Soda (2 cups)
224 grams Cream of Tartar (2/3 cup)
72 grams Corn Starch (2/3 cup)
200 grams Vegetable Glycerin (2/3 cup)
24 grams Safflower Oil (2 TBSP)
14 grams Rain Fragrance Oil
5 drops Deep Purple FUN Soap Colorant
5 drops Neon Red FUN Soap Colorant
10 drops Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant
5 drops Yelp Yellow FUN Soap Colorant
10 drops Neon Orange FUN Soap Colorant
5 drops Neon Green FUN Soap Colorant

Rainbow Bubble Bar Recipe: Preparing Supplies and Work

Before you begin creating your colorful bubble bar you are going to want to prepare a few things. First, you should make sure that your work space is clear and clean. This will ensure that you have plenty of room to work. Also, you should have all your equipment is clean and ready to use. Just a simple wash will help to prevent dust or dirt from getting into your recipe. Further, it may help to have all of your equipment and supplies nearby. This will make it easier to create your craft, as you won’t have to go far to find what you need.

Rainbow Bubble Bar Recipe: Combining the Dry Ingredients Rainbow Bubble Bar Recipe: Combining the Dry Ingredients

First, you are going to need to measure all of the dry ingredients for this recipe. You will need a large mixing bowl and a gram scale. Then, weigh 460 grams of baking soda, 410 grams of sodium cocoyl isethionate, 224 grams cream of tartar, and 72 grams of corn starch. After all your ingredients have been added you will need to mix it all together. Also, you should try to break up any clumps.

Rainbow Bubble Bar Recipe: Weighing the Wet IngredientsRainbow Bubble Bar Recipe: Weighing the Wet Ingredients

Next, you are going to combine all of the wet ingredients for this bubble bars. You will need to add these to your large mixing bowl with the dry ingredients. You can either weigh these ingredients into a separate bowl first or weigh everything directly into the mixing bowl. So, you will need to add 200 grams of the vegetable glycerin, 24 grams of the safflower oil, and 14 grams of the Rain Fragrance Oil to the mixture.

Rainbow Bubble Bar Recipe: Mixing Everything TogetherRainbow Bubble Bar Recipe: Mixing Everything Together

Now that both wet and dry ingredients are included, you can begin mixing your dough. You will need to make sure that you break up any clumps and continue until you have the right consistency. If you don’t get a doughy consistency after mixing everything together well, then you can add a bit more vegetable glycerin. You can tell that you need more when the dough is crumbly. However, you want to be careful not to add too much, as it will not set up properly when it is too wet.

Rainbow Bubble Bar Recipe: Separating the Bubble Bar Dough

After everything has been mixed together you are going to separate the batch into five equal portions. You can eyeball the amounts, but you should have about 280 grams of the dough in each of the five mixing bowls.

Rainbow Bubble Bar Recipe: Making the Red Colored PortionRainbow Bubble Bar Recipe: Making the Red Colored Portion

Now that your dough has been separated you can grab one of these portions to color. So, you will need to add 10 drops of the Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant along with 5 drops of the Neon Red FUN Soap Colorant. After both of these colorants have been added you will need to use your gloved hands to mix the color in evenly. After you have a bright red hue throughout this portion you can roll it into a ball and set it aside for now.

Rainbow Bubble Bar Recipe: Adding Orange ColorantRainbow Bubble Bar Recipe: Adding Orange Colorant

Next, we are going to create the orange portion of this recipe. So, grab one of the unused mixing bowls to add 10 drops of the Neon Orange FUN Soap Colorant. Then, you will need to use gloved hands to fully incorporate the soap colorant. After all the color is evenly distributed roll the dough into a ball and set this portion aside.

Rainbow Bubble Bar Recipe: Creating the Yellow Portion

Now, we are going to mix up the yellow portion of this recipe. Grab one of the uncolored portions of the bubble bar. Then, you will need to add 5 drops of the Neon Yellow FUN Soap Colorant. You will need to mix the color into the batch until it is evenly distributed throughout the entire portion. Then, you can roll up the yellow dough and set it aside.

Rainbow Bubble Bar Recipe: Making the Green PortionRainbow Bubble Bar Recipe: Making the Green Portion

Then, we will need to mix the green portion of the batch. So, retrieve one of the two remaining uncolored portions. You need to add 5 drops of the Neon Green FUN Soap Colorant to the bowl. After you add your colorant to the batch, you will need to mix everything together. So, use your gloved hand to evenly disperse the color. Once you are finished, you can roll this into a ball and set it aside for now.

Rainbow Bubble Bar Recipe: Adding the Purple Colorant Rainbow Bubble Bar Recipe: Adding the Purple Colorant

Finally, we are going to create the purple portion of our bubble bar. So, grab your last uncolored portion of the recipe. You will add 5 drops of the Deep Purple FUN Soap Colorant. Now, mix the colorant into the batter using your gloved hands. Once the color is even in the dough you can roll it into a ball and set aside.

Rainbow Bubble Bar Recipe: Getting Ready to Roll ColorsRainbow Bubble Bar Recipe: Getting Ready to Roll Colors

Now that are the layers are colored we are going to need to get ready to roll everything. You will either need a silicone mat or a piece of parchment paper. Next, lightly dust the mat or paper with some baking soda. This will help keep your bubble bar from sticking as you pick up and roll the layers.  You also should dust your rolling pin with baking soda so the dough doesn’t stick to that either.

Rainbow Bubble Bar Recipe: Rolling Out the First Layer Rainbow Bubble Bar Recipe: Rolling Out the First Layer

Just like a real rainbow, we are going to have the red on the outside. So, grab your ball of red dough from its bowl. You can set this dough ball in the center of your sheet or mat. Then, roll the ball into a flat, rectangle shape.  Also, make sure that you leave this layer about a quarter inch thick. Remember that as you add more layers this initial layer will continue to get thinner.

Rainbow Bubble Bar Recipe: Laying Down the Orange LayerRainbow Bubble Bar Recipe: Laying Down the Orange Layer

Next, we are going to add the orange layer to the bubble bar. So, take your rolled up orange ball of dough. Place this orange ball right on top of the previous layer. Roll the orange layer to match the shape of the red layer. You don’t need to be exact, but make sure that you have a similar shape and are near the edges.

Rainbow Bubble Bar Recipe: Rolling the Yellow Layer Rainbow Bubble Bar Recipe: Rolling the Yellow Layer

Now, you are going to create the yellow layer of your bubble bar. You will need to take the rolled up yellow portion and place it on the orange layer. As you can see, we didn’t have a rolling pin available and got creative. You can use a rolling pin effectively, but we used our 16 oz bottle of Safflower Oil to roll our dough. Either way, you will need to roll the yellow similarly to the previous layers.

Rainbow Bubble Bar Recipe: Rolling the Green Layer

Then, you will be ready to create the green layer for your bubble bar recipe. You will need to take the green ball of dough and add it to the center of your yellow layer. Now, you will need to roll out this green layer until it is about the same shape and nearly at the edges.

 

Rainbow Bubble Bar Recipe: Creating the Final Layer

Finally, you are going to add your purple layer to your bubble bar. So, place your ball of purple to the center of the previous layer. You will need to roll out this layer similarly to the other layers. While blue would’ve gone between the green and purple layers, we were worried about adding too many layers. Since every added layer will make the layers beneath it thinner, we didn’t want stretch the layers too thin. If you would like you can try to include this layer, but you are going to need to be super careful with rolling your layers.

Rainbow Bubble Bar Recipe: Wrapping Up the Bubble BarRainbow Bubble Bar Recipe: Wrapping Up the Bubble Bar

Now that all your layers are added, you are ready to roll them into a loaf. So, turn your layers so that the mat or paper is vertical. Then, take the edge that is closest to you and slowly roll the dough the same way that you would wrap up a jelly roll. Be careful to roll the dough evenly as you go to make sure that it is lined up.

Rainbow Bubble Bar Recipe: Slicing Your Finished ProductRainbow Bubble Bar Recipe: Slicing Your Finished Product

Lastly, you will need to slice your bubble bar loaf into individual bars. You will want each one to be somewhere between 1 and 2 inches thick. So, you should end up with about 8 slices. But this can vary slightly depending on the thickness of your slices. After all of your loaf has been sliced you will need to let the bubble bars set up. Simply separate the slices a bit and let them sit in one place for some time. This process can take between 48 and 72 hours. This time will vary based on your climate, but you will be able to tell that your batch has completely set up because they will become hard.

Once your bubble bars have set up they will be ready to use! All you have to do is crumble one under some warm, running bath water. Then, you will be all set for a fun rainbow bath.

Rainbow Bubble Bar Recipe: Find A Rainbow DayRainbow Bubble Bar Recipe: Find A Rainbow Day

According to the National Day Calendar, National Find A Rainbow Day is on April 3rd every year.  Even though I am always so happy to find a bright, beautiful rainbow up in the sky, I didn’t know there was a national day for finding them. They are such a beautiful sight with all the lovely colors and grandness of the size. So, I hope I can find one this year. But, even if we can’t find one this year at least we will still have this bubbly rainbow recipe!

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We hope that you enjoyed this fun bath and body recipe! If you tried out this recipe, then we would love to see your finished product. Whether you followed our steps or switched it up a bit, it would be fun to see what you have made. You could easily share with us on Facebook, Twitter (@ngscents), or Instagram (@ngscents). Plus, we are available for questions and comments, too. So, we hope to hear from you soon!

Mar
09

St Patricks Day Soap Recipe


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St Patricks Day Soap RecipeSt Patricks Day Soap Recipe

March 17th is right around the corner.  So, Natures Garden created this St Patricks Day soap recipe for this occasion. For one day everything will turn green in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day. From foods to rivers to people, a green sea will take over our streets for the day. The history of St. Patrick’s Day might surprise some though.  St Patrick Day didn’t begin as a day to eat, drink, and party. In 1631, the Catholic Church named the day an official Feast Day for St. Patrick.  St. Patrick was the patron saint of Ireland. It was a day of religious observation.  Read more about Saint Patrick and his life here.

St Patricks Day Soap Recipe: Ingredients Found at Natures Garden

Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap
Yogurt Melt and Pour Soap Base
Apple Happy Camper Candy Fragrance Oil
Vegetable Glycerin
Black Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
Neon Yellow FUN Soap Colorant
Neon Green FUN Soap Colorant
Silicone 6 Cavity Muffin Mold
Square Loaf Mold Market Mold
Basic Square Mold Market Mold
Natures Garden Soap Apron
4 oz Clear Bullet Bottle
Black Fine Mist Sprayer 20/410
Diamond Dust Mica Pigment

St Patricks Day Soap Recipe: Other Ingredients and Equipment Needed

9″ x 13″ Cake Pan
Skewer
Scale
Knife
Cutting Board
Mixing Bowls
Microwave Oven
Mixing Spoons

St Patricks Day Soap Recipe: Apple Happy Camper Fragrance Oil

n NG original scent!  Tempt your taste buds with the aroma of tangy yet sweet green apple goodness that will remind you of the sour green apple candy you enjoyed during childhood.

Top Notes: Tart Green Apple, Pineapple, Peach
Middle Notes: Juicy Pear, Nectarine, Strawberry
Base Notes: Banana, Apple Blossoms, Vanilla Bean

St Patricks Day Soap Recipe: Total Recipe Amounts for the Tops of the Hats

500 grams Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap Base
25 grams Apple Happy Camper Fragrance Oil
3 grams Diamond Dust Mica Pigment
20 grams Vegetable Glycerin
10 grams Neon Green FUN Soap Colorant

St Patricks Day Soap Recipe: Total Recipe Amounts for the Brims of the Hats

900 grams Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap
45 grams Apple Happy Camper Fragrance Oil
6 grams Diamond Dust Mica
130 grams Vegetable Glycerin
20 grams Neon Green FUN Soap Colorant

St Patricks Day Soap Recipe: Weigh Prepare Your Shimmering Green Colorant for the Silicone Mold

Before we begin, we will prepare our shimmering green soap colorant.  In a small bowl, weigh out 6 grams of Diamond Dust Mica Pigment.  Then, add about 40 grams of vegetable glycerin.  Mix everything together until it is smooth and clump free.

Next, in the same bowl, add 15 grams of Natures Garden’s Neon Green FUN Soap Colorant.  Again, mix to incorporate all of the ingredients.  Continue to mix until everything is mixed evenly.

St Patricks Day Soap Recipe: Weigh Out the Soap for the Silicone Mold

First, weigh out the portion of the soap that will be added to the silicone muffin mold.  You will need to begin by cutting and weighing out 500 grams of Natures Garden Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap.  Then, you will melt the soap base using a microwave oven.  You want to melt your soap in 30-second intervals, until the soap base is in a liquid state.

St Patricks Day Soap Recipe: Adding the Apple Happy Camper Fragrance Oil

Now, we will be adding the Apple Happy Camper Fragrance Oil.  So, to the bowl containing the melted soap, add 50 grams of the Apple Happy Camper Fragrance Oil.  Then, mix until the apple fragrance oil is completely mixed.

St Patricks Day Soap Recipe: Adding the Shimmering Green Colorant

Finally, we will be adding our green soap colorant.  So, while your soap is still fluid, add the green colorant you prepared.  Then, once again, mix to incorporate the colorant.

St Patricks Day Soap Recipe: Pouring the Soap into the Mold

Now, pour your melted soap into the molds.  You will need to pour it into the silicone muffin mold.  You will need to create a total of 6 bases.  So, pour the melted soap into 6 cavities and allow them to setup.  Remove them from the mold.  Set them aside for now, we will come back to them.

St Patricks Day Soap Recipe: Prepare Green Colorant for the Cake Pan

Before preparing the remaining soap, we will prepare our green colorant for the soap that will be added to the cake pan.  So, in a small bowl, add 6 grams of the diamond dust mica.  Then, add about 40 grams of the vegetable glycerin.  Mix well to create a smooth paste like consistency.  Then, add about 20 grams of the neon green colorant.  Again, mix to incorporate the colorant.  Set this colorant aside for a bit, we will come back to it.

St Patricks Day Soap Recipe: Prepare the Soap for the Cake Pan

Next, we will prepare the soap for the cake pan.  We will pour this portion of the soap in a pan, then, later cut the soap into circles.  So, weigh out 900 grams of Natures Garden’s Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap.  Then, melt the soap in the microwave.  Again, melt the soap in 30-second interval.

Once the clear soap base is melted, pour about 3/4 of the soap into the pan.  Spray the soap with rubbing alcohol to release any air bubbles.  Allow your soap to setup.  Set the remaining soap aside, we will come back to it.

 

 

Now, we will be adding the remaining soap to the cake pan.  So, go ahead and remelt the remaining green soap.  Use caution, you do not want the soap to get too hot.  You really need it to simply be in a fluid state.  It is extremely important that it is not too hot, we do not want it to melt the previous layer.  So, once your soap is remelted, spray the soap in the pan with rubbing alcohol.  Then, pour the melted soap directly on top of the soap in the pan that has already setup.  Once again, spray the soap with rubbing alcohol and quickly move to the next step.

St Patricks Day Soap Recipe: Add the Tops of the Hats

Now, we will add the tops of the hats.  We will add these to the pan containing the soap that we just poured.  While your final layer of soap is still fluid, place the six muffin bases into the pan.  You want the largest part of the muffin to set into the soap in the pan.  Place all six in the pan.  Space them evenly throughout the pan.

St Patricks Day Soap Recipe: Cutting Out the Hats

Now, we will begin cutting out the hats.  First, slowly and carefully, remove the soap from the pan. You will notice that you have a solid sheet with the tops of hats sticking out.  I would like to note, you will have some excess soap once you cut your hats out.  You can simply remelt the extra soap and pour it into a mold of your choosing.

Then, use a knife or wooden skewer to cut a circle, creating the brim around each hat.  You will want your circle to be approximately 4 inches in diameter.  You will want to do this with all six of your hats.  Then, remove your soaps from the sheet.

St Patricks Day Soap Recipe: Creating the Black Bands

Next, we will be creating the black bands for each hat.  We will create a total of six bands.  They will need to be about 1/4″ wide and about 8 inches in length.  So, begin by weighing out the soap.  In a small mixing bowl, weigh out 70 grams of Natures Garden’s Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap.  Then, melt the soap in the microwave.  Again, melt the soap in 30-second intervals until the soap is in a liquid state.  Then, add three drops of the black oxide FUN Soap Colorant.  Mix to incorporate the colorant.  Finally, add 3 grams of the Apple Happy Camper Fragrance Oil and 3 grams of vegetable glycerin.  Stir, once again, to incorporate the fragrance oil before pouring it into the silicone 4 loaf mold.  However, keep about 15 grams of soap in your bowl, you will remelt it later and use it as a “glue” to adhere your bands to your hats.

Allow the soap to setup before removing it from the mold.  Once you have removed the soap from the mold, slice the soap into 1/4″ strips.  Place the soap in front of you vertically.  Then, slice them vertically as well.  You want the strips to be about 8″ long.  You can then trim off the extra later when you are adding them to the hat.

St Patricks Day Soap Recipe: Add the Black Bands to Your Hat

Now, you will wrap the soap around the hat, using the leftover black soap to help adhere the bands.  First, spray the green hat with rubbing alcohol.  Then, wrap a black band around each hat.  If necessary, trim any excess black soap.  You will want to hold the bands in place for about 30 seconds each to give them time to adhere to the hats.

St Patricks Day Soap Recipe: Create the Gold Buckles

Lastly, we will create the gold buckles.  First, you will need to weigh out 20 grams of Natures Garden’s Yogurt Melt and Pour Soap Base.  Then, melt it in the microwave.  Next, add 10 drops of the neon yellow soap colorant.  Stir to incorporate the colorant.  Then, add 1 gram of the Apple Happy Candy Fragrance Oil.  Again, mix the ingredients together.  Finally, pour the soap into one cavity of the basic square mold.  You will only be creating a thin layer of yellow soap. Leave a few grams of yellow soap in your bowl for later, we will use it to help adhere the buckles to our hats. Once you have poured your yellow soap into the mold, spray the soap with rubbing alcohol.  Then, allow it setup.

Remove the soap from the mold.  Slice the soap into six small squares.  You want all six squares to be about the same size.  Now, each square will need a square hole in the middle.  I used the pointed end of a wooden skewer to create the holes.  You want to make you square look like a buckle.

St Patricks Day Soap Recipe: Add the Gold Buckles to Your Hats

Once you have prepared your buckles, adhere them to your hats.  You want to place them right on top of the black bans.  You will use the same method to place the buckles as you did when placing the bands.  I placed mine in the area where the two ends of the black bands met.  This allowed me to hide that line.  Once you have adhered your buckles, your soap is ready to use!

We hope that you have enjoyed this St Patricks Day soap recipe.  For even more fragrance fun, be sure to check out our recipe box.  You will find both recipes and classes on candle making, soap making, and cosmetic making in this section of our website.  So, whether you are looking for creative ideas to expand your product line or new to soap, candle, and cosmetic making, you are sure to find what you are looking for.

We would love to see what you have been working on.  Be sure to show us your creations.  You can find us on both Instagram or Twitter @ngscents.  Of course, you can always post your creations on our Facebook page.

Mar
08

Soap Colorants in Cold Process Soap


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Soap Colorants in Cold Process SoapSoap Colorants in Cold Process Soap

Have you ever noticed, that when a chef serves up a beautiful plate of food to, it will most likely has some colorful food displayed on a plain white plate. Don’t you instantly want it, regardless if you are truly hungry or not?  This is because you always “eat with your eyes first”. When you are setting out to make masterpieces of soap for your customers, you want them drawn to the colors of your soap. Soap colorants in cold process soap (or in any type of soap you make) can add another dimension to your creation. It’s the first thing everybody will see.

There are so many options out there when it comes time to color your soap. You have soap dyes, in liquid or powder form. Micas are also a colorant choice. Some micas will add sparkle and color at the same time.  Then, there is the option of natural colors using herbal powders. If you are trying to achieve a more simple, rustic look to your soaps, herbal powders are a wonderful way to go, however, natural soap colorants are a topic for another day. 

Typically, you will have a recipe that can be any basic, everyday cold process soap or it can even be your own favorite cold process soap recipe. The next step is to decide your fragrance. This will always depend on your customers, a season, holiday or even a personal choice.  So, next comes the artistic part. The coloring and designing part. How will you design it? Will it be a solid color? Swirls of multiple colors? Plain, uncolored soap is an open canvas to create with. I always believe the colors depend on the fragrance. But, I also have coworkers that love having the option to create soap to match the room, using any fragrance you would like.  Take for example, Melissa, she has red soap to match one of her bathrooms scented with blueberry fragrance oil.  What colors do you see when you smell your scent of choice? 

No matter what type of colorant you chose, you have the opportunity to create something that will be almost to beautiful to use. They can be true works of art.

Soap Colorants in Cold Process Soap: About Natures Garden’s FUN Soap Colorants

Before we get started talking about how to use our Fun Soap colorants though, let’s get the details about what they are like. Fun Soaps are actually colored pigments that are dispersed in vegetable glycerin. There are absolutely no chemical preservatives added.  All of our FUN Soap Colorants are vegan.  Using liquid soap pigments which have already been dispersed in vegetable glycerin helps to prevent pigments from clumping in your soap. In addition, it’s already mixed for you, saving you time and frustration. All of these soap colorants work well in melt and pour soap as well as cold process soap.  They are non-bleeding, perform well in high pH environments, and do they not morph during the saponification process. These Fun Soap colorants can also be used in any bath or body product. 

 

 

Soap Colorants in Cold Process Soap: Pastel FUN Soap Colors

For example, say you have chosen Nature’s Garden Awapuhi Seaberry fragrance oil. With fresh sea air and notes of water lilies, I picture blues and greens. With a few drops of Fun Soap colorants like ultramarine blue, teal and neon green soap colorants, you can achieve some pretty swirls of blue, green, and teal! You can create this fun Awapuhi Seaberry Cold Process Soap Recipe!  How beautiful your soaps can be! Fun Soap Colorants will make it stand out first and when your customer gets a smell, they will be hooked. 

 

Soap Colorants in Cold Process Soap: Neon ColorsSoap Colorants in Cold Process Soap: Neon FUN Soap Colors

If you would rather go bright and vibrant, another choice of an artistic creation could be a cold process soap using our Cannabis Flower fragrance oil.  Use some of our Neon FUN colors such as, blue, pink, green, and yellow and you will take what could have been a plain, white bar of soap and turn it into a psychedelic palette of colors! Just like our Hippies & Hemp Cold Process Soap!

 

Soap Colorants in Cold Process Soap: Oxide ColorsSoap Colorants in Cold Process Soap: Oxide FUN Soap Colors

Now, not all soaps have to be bright and colorful. When you are looking at a plate of brownies or chocolate cake, what comes to mind is yummy, sweet and chocolaty, right? When your products are geared more towards men then you will want something a little more masculine, if you will. The oxide colorants are going to give you deeper, richer colors. These are also perfect if you are in need more “fall-like” colors. Frankincense and Myrrh soap uses a few of the Fun Soap oxide colors, in yellow, brown and orange. These colorants are perfect for creating the colors one would associate with the fragrance oil,  Frankincense and Myrrh. A rich woodsy scent of myrrh, vanilla with a touch of floral to it.

You are only limited by your imagination with Nature’s Garden FUN Soap colorants! Our Creative Team has been hard at work testing all 21 vibrant soap colorants in cold process soap. Each color was tested with 1 drop, 3 drops, 6 drops, 12 drops and 18 drops. That’s a total of 105 different shades of colors! That only leaves an unlimited amount of shades you can explore and create!  Below we will talk about these amazing colorants and give you ideas on how to achieve any color you could possibly want under the Fun Soap rainbow!

Soap Colorants in Cold Process Soap: Cold Process Soap Testing Recipe

We used a specific cold process soap recipe for testing purposes. The recipe we used is as follows:

Soap Colorants in Cold Process Soap: The Water Phase

  • Water-144 grams
  • NaOH Lye-53 grams
  • Sodium Lactate-8 grams (added to the cooled lye solution)

Soap Colorants in Cold Process Soap: The Oil Phase

  • Apricot Kernel Oil-28 grams
  • Shea Butter-49 grams
  • Palm Oil-57 grams
  • Coconut Oil-113 grams
  • Mango Butter-53 grams
  • Castor Oil-14 grams
  • Sunflower Oil-63 grams

Soap Colorants in Cold Process Soap: How Our Testing Was Performed

  • We soaped at 100 degrees.
  • When the soap batter reached emulsification, we separated it.
  • We separated each batch of soap into 5 bowls.
  • Each bowl contained 116 grams of soap batter.
  • We added various amounts of colorants to each bowl. We gave each testing bowl a specific number of drops. 1 drop, 3 drops, 6 drops, 12 drops and finally 18 drops. However, there were two exceptions to the number of drops we used, these differences are noted in FUN Soap Colorant testing videos.

We have also included a video of our soap colorant testing in cp soap on our YouTube Channel! So, watch and see how the whole process was done. There are other fun videos on our Nature’s Garden YouTube Channel you can take a look at too!

Soap Colorants in Cold Process Soap: Neon Red FUN Soap ColorantSoap Colorants in Cold Process Soap: Neon Red FUN Soap Colorant

First, Neon Red Fun Soap doesn’t have to be just bright and eye-popping!

Soap Colorants in Cold Process Soap: Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant Soap Colorants in Cold Process Soap: Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant

Here is Neon Pink. As you can see you can have a range of pinks from a pastel baby girl pink to a neon screaming teenage girl pink! A truly fun color!

Soap Colorants in Cold Process Soap: Jailhouse Red FUN Soap ColorantSoap Colorants in Cold Process Soap: Jailhouse Red FUN Soap Colorant

Jailhouse Red has a much lighter tone to it then the neon red. You can get a range of color from a pale pink-orange to a brighter tone of a red-orange.

Soap Colorants in Cold Process Soap: Neon Green FUN Soap ColorantSoap Colorants in Cold Process Soap: Neon Green FUN Soap Colorant

As with all the other neon colors we will explore, Neon Green Fun Soap you will get the prettiest pale, spring green to a bright tree-froggy green!

Soap Colorants in Cold Process Soap: Kelly Green FUN Soap ColorantSoap Colorants in Cold Process Soap: Kelly Green FUN Soap Colorant

Kelly Green has a beautiful, rich color that can range from a soft, pale green to the deep green color of a shamrock.

Soap Colorants in Cold Process Soap: Ultramarine Blue FUN Soap Colorant

This Ultramarine Blue FUN Soap Colorant is by far one of my favorites! You can have yourself a Periwinkle Blue or even more of deep ocean blue with this color!

Soap Colorants in Cold Process Soap: Neon Orange FUN Soap ColorantSoap Colorants in Cold Process Soap: Neon Orange FUN Soap Colorant

Also, Neon Orange Fun Soap is the perfect rendition of Traffic Cone Orange to a creamy, pastel orange that reminds me of the colored chalk we used to draw with when we were kids.

Soap Colorants in Cold Process Soap: Eye Poke Orange FUN Soap Colorant

I’m not sure if your eye would really look orange if you got poked, but with Eye Poke Orange you do get the palest, pastel orange to a lovely bright pumpkin color, perfect for jack o’lanterns or fall leaves.

Soap Colorants in Cold Process Soap: Lime Green FUN Soap ColorantSoap Colorants in Cold Process Soap: Lime Green FUN Soap Colorant

Now, here’s a fun Lime Green that will give you colors ranging from a light, little boy green to a bright margarita color!

Soap Colorants in Cold Process Soap: Neon Blue FUN Soap ColorantSoap Colorants in Cold Process Soap: Neon Blue FUN Soap Colorant

Of course, Neon Blue doesn’t have to be so neon! You can achieve a sweet, pastel baby blue all the way to a color that reminds of a Blue Raspberry Slushy!

Soap Colorants in Cold Process Soap: Ultramarine Violet FUN Soap ColorantSoap Colorants in Cold Process Soap: Ultramarine Violet FUN Soap Colorant

With Ultramarine Violet you can have the most perfect shade of pale Lavender to the color of the brightest hyacinth purple!

Soap Colorants in Cold Process Soap: Yelp Yellow FUN Soap ColorantSoap Colorants in Cold Process Soap: Yelp Yellow FUN Soap Colorant

Yelp Yellow is a good color that will give you an array of yellows to chose from. From a soft, light daffodil yellow to the brightest lemonade yellow!

Soap Colorants in Cold Process Soap: Red Oxide FUN Soap Colorant

Next, Red Oxide is a wonderful way get a deep, rusty red to an almost blush color.

Soap Colorants in Cold Process Soap: Neon Yellow FUN Soap ColorantSoap Colorants in Cold Process Soap: Neon Yellow FUN Soap Colorant

Next, just like all the other neon soap colorants, Neon Yellow will give you will a beautiful, soft pastel yellow all the way to a So-bright-I-gotta-wear-shades sunshine yellow!

Soap Colorants in Cold Process Soap: Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant

Tomato Red Fun Soap is going to give you a true red that says Fire Engine Red all the way down to a soft pale pink.

Soap Colorants in Cold Process Soap: Black Oxide FUN Soap ColorantSoap Colorants in Cold Process Soap: Black Oxide FUN Soap Colorant

Black Oxide Fun Soap will give you a range starting at a soft pearl gray all the way to midnight black and everything in between!

Soap Colorants in Cold Process Soap: Brown Oxide FUN Soap ColorantSoap Colorants in Cold Process Soap: Brown Oxide FUN Soap Colorant

Brown Oxide is going to give you anywhere from a pale beige to a deep, rich teddy bear chocolate brown.

Soap Colorants in Cold Process Soap: Teal FUN Soap ColorantSoap Colorants in Cold Process Soap: Teal FUN Soap Colorant

Teal Fun Soap is also one of my favorites! From a pale, spring teal-blue all the way to a bright Caribbean ocean blue. This would be a beautiful color to add to your collection!

Soap Colorants in Cold Process Soap: Deep Purple FUN Soap ColorantSoap Colorants in Cold Process Soap: Deep Purple FUN Soap Colorant

Deep Purple Fun Soap will give you a hue of pale, lilac lavender to a beautiful deep purple, that makes the purple soap colorant perfect for your floral fragrance oils!

Soap Colorants in Cold Process Soap: Orange Oxide FUN Soap Colorant

Orange Oxide Fun Soap will give your soaps or bath bombs a very pretty shade of pale orange, all the way to a deep russet orange that makes me think of fall leaves and pumpkins!

Soap Colorants in Cold Process Soap: Yellow Oxide FUN Soap Colorant

Lastly, Yellow Oxide Fun Soap has a range of soft, pale yellow shades all the way up to a deep yellow!

 

So, there you go! There are an incredible amount of colors to explore and many endless color possibilities for creating a beautiful soap! No matter if you are going for simple and elegant or something more wild and eye-popping, the sky is the limit! We at Nature’s Garden hope you enjoy exploring all these colors and creating amazing soaps as well as other bath and body products! Feel free to give us a call or send an email if you have any questions. Also, if you are looking for some cool new recipes that use any of these colorants then check out our FUN Soap category on our website. Click on the tab marked recipes and you will have a plethora of new creations to explore.

Do you have some amazing colored soaps? Have you used any of our fragrances or any other Nature’s Garden products in any of your creations? Well, we have a Show & Tell section on our website! So, if you feel like showing off any type of candle, soap, body or bath creation, go ahead and let us know!

Mar
07

What is Stearic Acid Used For


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What is Stearic Acid Used For

We at Natures Garden have found that many of our customers have been wondering, “What is stearic acid used for?”. While there are quite a few reasons why this cosmetic ingredient is widely used in both candles as well as bath and body products, it can be confusing to understand how an ingredient could be useful for all these very different products. This can be especially challenging when you don’t know exactly what benefits stearic acid provides these products. So, we are going to go through a few different products that you should formulate using this ingredient. Plus, we will be sharing some of our own recipes that have been enhanced by adding some stearic acid. If you are interested in getting an answer to this common question, then look below to find how stearic acid can benefit your favorite homemade bath and body recipes!

What is Stearic Acid Used For: Homemade Creams and LotionsWhat is Stearic Acid Used For: Homemade Creams and Lotions

First of all, this useful cosmetic ingredient will make a smart addition to any cream, body butter, or lotion formulation. Stearic Acid is especially useful for creating thick, luscious lotions that feel wonderful on your skin. If you think about it, this quality is really important for a great lotion recipe. Lotions that are too thin and runny will be harder to get to stay on the skin, so less of the oils and butters will get a chance to nourish the skin.

Plus, you may find that the consistency doesn’t feel as satisfying. So, you won’t really feel like you are getting pampered, even though you should with all the skin-loving ingredients being added. Further, you may even begin to wonder whether your lotion recipe is even working. This would be the exact instance where stearic acid would be needed. Adding this cosmetic ingredient to your existing lotion, cream, or body butter recipes will ensure that your recipe is thicker and more effective!

What is Stearic Acid Used For: Frappe Mocha Body Cream RecipeWhat is Stearic Acid Used For: Frappe Mocha Body Cream Recipe

One of our own body cream recipes that includes stearic acid is our Frappe Mocha Body Cream Recipe. This scrumptious lotion recipe includes real, fresh brewed coffee, luscious butters, and skin loving oils. But, the Stearic Acid is the ingredient that really helps create the irresistible texture of this recipe. This wonderful body cream recipe has a thick, creamy consistency that glides over the skin and sinks deep down. The luscious feeling of this lotion combined with the fragrance and skin loving properties creates quite an amazing recipe. The scrumptious scent blend of Fresh Brewed Coffee Fragrance Oil along with the Chocolate Fudge Fragrance Oil is nearly mouthwatering. Plus, the nourishing oils and butters of this recipe truly treat your skin and leave it feeling soft. This cosmetic ingredient helps create a well rounded batch of lotion that is sure to be enjoyed by everyone!

What is Stearic Acid Used For: Shea Lotion with Herbal Infusion RecipeWhat is Stearic Acid Used For: Shea Lotion with Herbal Infusion Recipe

Not only is this cosmetic ingredient useful for creating creams and body butters, but our lotion formulations can be enhanced with stearic acid, as well. The Shea Lotion with Herbal Infusion Recipe by Natures Garden is a perfect example of a lotion that can benefit from the addition of stearic acid. This recipe includes an abundance of luxurious oils along with an amazing herbal infusion. This infusion includes herbs like the gorgeous Hibiscus Flowers and Rose Hips. However, the lotion didn’t quite have the right consistency. We wanted a lotion that was creamier and thicker to provide a pampering feel. So, we included some stearic acid to create a recipe that has amazing benefits for the skin and feels absolutely luxurious. This recipe is definitely one you will want to try!

What is Stearic Acid Used For: Making Your Own CandlesWhat is Stearic Acid Used For: Making Your Own Candles

Additionally, Stearic Acid can be used to create harder candles that are more effective. This ingredient can be added to any of our container waxes, like Soy Wax, Joy Wax, or Palm Wax, to create a candle that has more integrity. At this point, you may be thinking that you don’t need a hard candle, as you are putting your wax in a container. However, we aren’t adding stearic acid for support. Instead, this candle making ingredient can help your candle burn longer. Since the candle will be harder, the flame will take more time burning down your candle. This means you can enjoy your beautiful candles and their lovely aromas for even longer! All thanks to adding a bit of stearic acid. So, you may want to try adding this ingredient next time you create some homemade candles.

What is Stearic Acid Used For: Homemade Wax Tarts and EmbedsWhat is Stearic Acid Used For: Homemade Wax Tarts and Embeds

Also, your homemade wax tarts and candle embeds can both benefits from stearic acid. Not only will these candle creations burn longer, but they will be better able to hold their shape. Have you ever created a wax tart that was too soft? It can be nearly impossible to get the tarts out of the mold or clamshell to use. Plus, once you finally get enough out to use it just ends up making a big mess that ruins some of the enjoyment of scenting your home. But, adding some of the stearic acid will make the wax harder. Plus, the stearic acid will make your tarts shrink slightly upon cooling. This will have your wax melts to pop out of the mold so much easier! So, this ingredient will better allow you to make your own wax tarts.

Additionally, candle embeds can benefit from the addition of this candle ingredient. One of the most important parts in making a wax embed is making sure that the design you want to use doesn’t break or warp as you are working. This means that you don’t want the wax embed to melt or warp as you pour in the rest of your candle wax into your container. So, you will want an embed that is hard and not easy to melt. Plus, you are going to want to make sure that your embed soap doesn’t break before you get the chance to use it. Since your embeds are typically tiny, you are going to need to make sure that your wax is hard enough to maintain the integrity of your shape. So, adding in this cosmetic ingredient will make your wax embed harder to melt or break.

What is Stearic Acid Used For: Creating Strong Scented CandlesWhat is Stearic Acid Used For: Working with Heavy Fragrance Oils

Another way that you can utilize stearic acid in candle making is to create products with any of your favorite fragrance oils! Some people have found that it can be difficult working with certain fragrances, even within the recommended amount. This is likely due to the scent being a heavy fragrance. Some examples of heavy scents have vanilla or spicy notes, while many citrus scents tend to be lighter fragrances. This can be frustrating when you find a scent that you love, but it just seeps out of your candle! However, you can use stearic acid to help reduce this seepage and get you the scented candle that you deserve. When using it for this purpose, use about 2%, which would be 2 teaspoons for a pound of wax, to reign in your challenging fragrance oil. So, go ahead and make your whole house smell exactly how you want it!

What is Stearic Acid Used For: Formulating Soap RecipesWhat is Stearic Acid Used For: Formulating Soap Recipes

Additionally, stearic acid can be used to enhance your homemade batches of soap. Of course, you can alter the amounts and types of oils that you include to change the quality of your bars. But, you don’t have to alter your whole formulation just to get a harder bar. Sometimes batches just have the perfect blend of oils for your skin and you don’t want to change anything.

Just include some of the stearic acid into your soap recipe to create a slightly harder bar. This is perfect for those that want a very conditioning bar, but don’t want the bars to fall apart. So, this ingredient will add some integrity to your soap bars. Further, adding this wonderful ingredient to your soap recipe will allow your soap to last even longer than before. This means that you will get even more use out of your skin-loving soap. So, all you have to do is add some stearic acid into your recipe to create a bar of soap that is harder and able to last even longer.

What is Stearic Acid Used For: Peppered Poppy Seed Cold Process Soap RecipeWhat is Stearic Acid Used For: Peppered Poppy Seed Cold Process Soap Recipe

Since Stearic Acid is useful for homemade soap from scratch, we decided to include it in our own soap recipe. So, we created the lovely Peppered Poppy Seed Cold Process Soap Recipe with this ingredient as well as many other great ones. We included real Poppy Seed to go along with the scent, the gorgeous color, and beautiful flower shape. Plus, we included some luscious oils and butters that are wonderful for the skin. So, we needed to add in some support for our bars to make sure that they retained the pretty shape and lasted a long time. You are sure to love everything about this bar from the appearance to the skin loving ingredients.

What is Stearic Acid Used For: Creating Embed SoapsWhat is Stearic Acid Used For: Creating Embed Soaps

Also, stearic acid can be very useful for creating effective embed soaps. Similarly to wax embeds for candles, you are going to want to make sure that your embed holds its shape and doesn’t melt as you work. So, you are going to want to make sure that your embed is hard enough to withstand the melted soap you need to add. Also, you need to be able to move the embeds into the loaf mold without breaking. Thus, adding some of this ingredient to your soap embeds will make the process easier and more fun!

What is Stearic Acid Used For: Improving Homemade CleansersWhat is Stearic Acid Used For: Improving Homemade Cleansers

Another marvelous benefit of using Stearic Acid in your bath and body products is that this cosmetic ingredient will enhance the cleansing power of your recipes. This added ingredient will help break the surface tension and get the water barrier out of the way. Since water molecules will attract one another, it can be difficult to get beneath the water to clean away the grime on your skin. So, you are going to need to break the surface tension to get your soap to really work and get to the dirt and oils that may be trapped. If you are curious about the effects of surface tension on your cleansing products, then check out this simple explanation of the concept at Surface Tension and Water by The USGS Water Science School. 

natures gardenWhat is Stearic Acid Used For: Contact Us

We hope that you have enjoyed this informative blog or learned something new about stearic acid. So, you can see that there are many products you can enhance just by the addition of this wonderful ingredient. So, we would love to hear about your experiences with using Stearic Acid. Have you known about these useful benefits all along? We would love to see your lovely homemade creations and hear about your experience with this ingredient. Or, are you going to be trying these out in your next batch? We would love to hear about how your first recipe with Stearic Acid went!

If you would like to share your creations, then feel free to find us on social media pages. Also, you can reach out to us with any of your comments or questions. This is a really great way to get in contact with us and get quick answers. There are a few different social media platforms you can find us on. You can contact us on the Facebook page for Natures Garden. Also, you can use @ngscents to find us on either Twitter or Instagram. We will be happy to help you with any of your questions and would love to hear your thoughts.

Mar
02

9 Ways to Use Lanolin


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99 Ways to Use Lanolin Ways to Use Lanolin

Lanolin is one of those products that you don’t think about, but it is in probably some of the most popular skin care products around. It can also be found in cosmetics, first-aid salves and believe it or not in some industrial grade products such as lubricants and rust-proof coatings.

What’s amazing about this stuff is that it is all natural! It is an oil that comes from the wool of sheep and is nature’s “raincoat” for the animals. Lanolin protects them from all the elements around them; from the dampness of rain and snow to the drying effects of the sun. One of the things that I like about lanolin is that even though it is naturally derived from the wool of sheep, it in no way harms them! It is done cruelty-free! In today’s world of animal’s rights that is a pretty important factor!

Lanolin has the amazing ability to hold up to 400 times its weight in water which means, not only is it a super-moisturizer, but it locks that moisture in and will give you baby soft, supple skin.  Lanolin easily absorbs into the skin, but keep in mind, a little goes a long way!  We have below 9 recipes that incorporate Lanolin in the pure form that is an amazing ingredient to blend into lotions or balms, and Lanolin Oil USP Liquid which is less viscous and is wonderful for soaps and shampoos. We at Nature’s Garden hope you enjoy creating some of these for your family, friends, clients or customers! So here you are, 9 ways to use Lanolin in your creations.

 

99 ways to Use Lanolin Beard Balm Recipe ways to Use Lanolin Beard Balm Recipe

Our first recipe is the perfect balm for your men’s line of bath and body products. Beards and mustaches are incredibly popular among guys today. In many cases, you see more hair on their face than on their head, which may mean something, and I haven’t been able to figure it out yet. At any rate, I do have an idea that their beards can get as unruly head of hair! Beard Balm is a perfect way to tame that facial hair!  With skin healthy oils and butters such as, jojoba oil, olive oil and shea butter and lanolin, their skin will be soft and moisturized as well as their beards and mustaches. Then, add in some Cedarwood Virginia Essential Oil for that woodsy, masculine scent and you will have yourself a best seller among your clients with facial hair!

 

99 Ways to Use Lanolin Beard Soap Recipe Ways to Use Lanolin Beard Soap Recipe

The first step to having a good beard is to have a good soap. After all, beard is hair and the first step to having good hair is to have a good shampoo, right?

Our Beard Soap recipe is a good start to beard maintenance. It’s a hot process soap that uses liquid lanolin USP which has the same benefits as the lanolin that comes in the more solid form. You also have the nourishing oils and butters of jojoba, sweet almond, and cocoa butter, to just name a few. Your beard will feel soft and moisturized. Not only does this beard soap clean without stripping but it hydrates your beard, and it will do the same to your skin beneath. We used our Gurjun Balsam Essential Oil for a soft, aromatic fragrance that smells woodsy with a tiny bit of sweetness.

 

99 Ways to Use Lanolin Hydrating Hand Stick Recipe Ways to Use Lanolin Hydrating Hand Stick Recipe

Here’s a “handy” way to keep your hands moisturized and protected without the mess of carrying around a bottle of lotion. Our Hydrating Hand Stick is perfect for keeping in your purse, pocket, or even your kids’ backpacks! With skin happy ingredients like shea butter, olive oil and lanolin oil USP liquid, you can be sure your hands will always be shielded from the bitter winter elements. They will stay soft and hydrated and since the ingredients are easily absorbed into your skin you will not have that greasy feeling some hand lotions leave behind. We’ve chosen our Nectarine & Mint fragrance Oil that has a citrus scent with a light touch of mint. A perfect scent that does not become too overpowering.

 

99 Ways to Use Lanolin Cold Process Shaving Soap Recipe Ways to Use Lanolin Cold Process Shaving Soap Recipe

You would be surprised at how popular shaving soap really is. In all honesty, using shampoo on your beard is a big no-no! Shampoo is designed to strip all the oils and dirt from the hair.  That is all fine and good for your hair, but it’s not so fine and good for your beard. A dry beard is an itchy beard. You will want your beard moisturized and soft, with all those important skin oils still intact!

Our Cold Process Shaving Soap is the perfect gentle wash to keep your beard happy and healthy looking. We’ve used shea butter, apricot kernel oil and lanolin Oil USP liquid to help keep your beard hydrated and soft. Bentonite clay, which is not just for facial masks, gives this soap a nice glide to the lather and helps if you have oily skin. We’ve chosen our Black Ops fragrance oil that smells like the popular men’s cologne. It has a nice masculine scent of citrus followed by a nice woodsy undertone.

 

99 Ways to Use Lanolin Pooch Smooch Solid Shampoo Bar Recipe Ways to Use Lanolin Pooch Smooch Solid Shampoo Bar Recipe

Washing your dog can be such a hassle sometimes. If your dog doesn’t like bath time and you have a large puppy dog, it can start out looking like something out of a wrestling match!

Our Pooch Smooch Solid Shampoo Bar recipe won’t make getting Fido into the tub easier, but it will make the process of soaping them up a little less crazy! With these shampoo bars shaped like cute doggy bones, this is a gentle and easy soap recipe that uses our Oatmeal melt and pour soap, some skin beneficial Vitamin E and Lanolin Oil USP liquid. Your furry friend’s skin and fur will be moisturized, soft and have a nice, clean feel to their fur. Our Pooch Smooch fragrance oil that inspired this recipe has a light scent of melons and cucumbers. How cute would these look in your line of doggy care products? I say they would look adorable!

 

99 Ways to Use Lanolin Rejuvenating Foot Balm Recipe Ways to Use Lanolin Rejuvenating Foot Balm Recipe

Feet have it hard, wouldn’t you agree? You stand on them, walk on them, run on them, stick them into heels, tennis shoes, flip-flops. Or you just go barefoot! This happens to be one of my favorite things to do in the summertime! They support you all day, every day. Give your feet a much needed treat!

Give this Rejuvenating Foot Balm a try for those tired dogs! With shea butter, olive oil and lanolin oil USP liquid, it will give your feet some moisturizing protection.  You will have soft, smooth skin that will thank you for giving them a lift. We made it even better by adding essential oils that will help perk up your feet, and your nose too! We’ve chosen Peppermint (Redistilled), Tea Tree Australian, and Eucalyptus Globulus essential oils which are awesome for relaxing your body, soothe sore muscles and help heal skin conditions. After a long day, no matter what it is you do, give this foot balm a try!

 

9 ways to Use Lanolin Foaming Body Scrub for Men Recipe9 ways to Use Lanolin Foaming Body Scrub for Men Recipe

This eye-catching Foaming Body Scrub for Men would make a wonderful addition to your men’s line of handcrafted bath and body products. You could even just give this body scrub to any man in your life as a gift. This foaming body scrub has some amazing skin-loving ingredients such as shea butter, coconut oil and of course lanolin oil USP to help lock in that moisture and keep the skin soft and hydrated. We have also used activated charcoal powder to help detoxify those skin pores and slough away dead skin cells! Your man’s skin will look healthy and vibrant after their shower. Our fragrance oil of Black Tuxedo will leave them smelling of wood, leather and musk. A very sexy scent that will make your nose happy!

 

9 Ways to Use Lanolin Strawberries and Champagne Cold Process Soap Recipe9 Ways to Use Lanolin Strawberries and Champagne Cold Process Soap Recipe

How adorable would this soap look displayed for your customers to see! It is a truly creative way to start the new year off right or to enhance your Valentine’s Day collection!

Creating a simple cold process soap with shea butter, mango butter, sweet almond oil and lanolin, just to name a few of the ingredients, you are sure to create a skin happy soap to keep that skin soft, smooth and hydrated!

To top off your Strawberries and Champagne Cold Process Soap, you will whip up some of your soap batter to give it the look of champagne foam! The champagne bottles and strawberry embeds that are the “strawberry on top” and are simple to create with our diamond clear melt and pour soap! Of course, our fragrance of choice is Strawberries and Champagne fragrance oil. An effervescent scent of champagne and the sweet tang of strawberries!

There you have it folks, 9 ways to use lanolin in some pretty easy recipes for bath and body! Lanolin is such an amazing and inexpensive addition to soaps, scrubs, and balms! Your skin will thank you for taking such good care of it! We here, at Nature’s Garden, hope to have inspired you to create some new ideas for your customers, clients or even family members.

 

Mar
01

Bath Bombs vs Bubble Bars


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Bath Bombs vs Bubble BarsBath Bombs vs Bubble Bars

We are often asked about what the differences are between a bath bomb and a bubble bar.  The short answer, you will get fizz with bath bombs vs bubble bars which produce foam.  However, below, we will go into a little more detail.  In addition, we will show you a couple of bath bomb recipes and bubble bar recipes.

Bath Bombs vs Bubble Bars: Bath Bombs

First, let’s take a closer look at bath bombs.  We will talk about why they fizz and how to make them.  So, learn how to color them, scent them, and create them.

Bath Bombs:  Why Do They Fizz?

First, let’s look at bath bombs, also known as bath fizzies.  I am sure you have looked at videos of bath bombs fizzy and creating beautiful colors and designs in bath water.  Well, do you ever wonder why they fizz?  A basic bath bomb is created by combining citric acid with baking soda.  Now, once that combination is placed in water, a chemical reaction is produced.  The product of that chemical reaction is carbon dioxide.  The carbon dioxide is what causes all that fizzing.

Bath Bombs:  How Are They Made?

Creating a very basic bath bomb is quite simple.  You simply mix baking soda and citric acid together.  Once you have mixed your ingredients together, you will begin to lightly mist the mixture with witch hazel.  Witch hazel basically causes the ingredients to slightly react, in the same way water would.  Then, the powders in your mixture are able to attach to each other, thus they can be put in a mold, and once setup, your bath bomb is ready to use.

Although that is all it really takes to create a bath fizzy, you can make it more interesting and beneficial.  Some will add oil to give their skin a little extra love.  Cosmetic clays can also be added to harden the bath bombs and provide your skin with extra nourishment.  The sky really is the limit from micas to herbs, and foaming agents to corn starch.  Of course, bath bombs can also be scented and colored.

Bath Bombs:  How Are They Colored?

We are often asked by clients, how they should color their bath bombs.  Since we carry several types of colorants, it can be a little confusing.  There really are a few ways you could color your bath bombs.  First, you could use Da Bomb Soap Dyes.  These are simply FD&C dyes.  Yes, they will work, BUT since they are water based, they will cause your bath fizzies a slightly activate.  I highly recommend the FUN Soap Colorants.  The FUN Soap Colorants are pigments dispersed in vegetable glycerin.  They stay vibrant and true to color.  They are my personal choice for coloring bath bombs.  However, you can also use natural herbal colorants.

To add color to your bath bombs, simply add the colorant right to your powdered mixture.  Then, use your hands to mix the ingredients together.  It can take quite a bit of mixing to get the colorant fully dispersed.  Of course,  I would highly recommend wearing gloves.  When using multiple colors, you would want to wear clean gloves for each color that you are mixing.

Bath Bombs:  How Are They Scented?

Bath bombs can be scented very easily.  They can be scented with either body safe essential oils or fragrance oils.  As far as the amount of fragrance oil or essential oil to use in a bath bomb, generally our maximum recommendation for fragrance oil is 5% in a body product, but when creating a bath bomb, we tend to use around 1%-3%.  Ultimately though, you don’t want to use any more than 10% total liquids in your bath bomb recipe.

Bath Bombs:  What Kind of Mold Should I Use?

As far as molds and shapes, you really have numerous options.  You can mold them in a round acrylic molds, place them in silicone molds, place them in a jar, or even scoop them!  In fact, bath bombs can even be formed with your hands, just like you would pack a snow ball.

Bath Bombs:  A Few Bath Bomb Tutorials

Below, I will give links to a few bath bomb tutorials.  I will link you to one of each type so, whether you want to mold them, hand sculpt them, scoop them, place them in a jar, or add a little foam, you will find something below.

A Few Bath Bomb Tutorials: Sphere Bath Bombs

First, we will talk about traditional round sphere bath bombs.  To the left, you will see our Sinus Relief Bath Bomb Recipe.  I chose this recipe because, not only does it use peppermint powder as a natural colorant, it also incorporates bentonite clay powder and cut and sifted spearmint leaves.  Finally, it is scented with Natures Garden’s Sinus Relief Fragrance Oil.

A Few Bath Bomb Tutorials: Hand Sculpted Bath Bombs

Now, let’s talk about hand sculpted bath bombs like our Camouflage Bath Bomb Recipe.  So, I know what you’re thinking.  That bath bomb looks round, why can I just use a mold.  Well, to get the army toy in there and the camo look, we needed to hand sculpt it.  You see, this bath bomb has an army toy inside that will come out when it is used.  In addition, we wanted to add camo colors.  So, the best way to create our bath bomb was to hand sculpt it.  Can you imagine, how much your kid would love this bath bomb with a toy that surprises him at bath time?

A Few Bath Bomb Tutorials: Silicone Mold Bath Bombs

Next, we have bath bombs that are placed in silicone molds.  Our Mother’s Day Bath Bomb Recipe is the perfect example.  This bath bomb not only uses a silicone mold, it also uses arrowroot powder and calendula flowers.  Lastly, we scented these bath bombs with Happy and Free Fragrance Oil.  The nice thing about a silicone mold is that it makes removing your finished product a breeze.  Just use caution when choosing your silicone mold.  If you choose one that has too much detail, it may not come through in your finished products very well.

A Few Bath Bomb Tutorials: Ice Cream Scoop Bath Bombs

This type of bath bomb breaks the mold, using an ice cream scoop to create our bath fizzies.  Simply, scoop the bath fizzy mixture just like you would real ice cream.  Give this Rainbow Sherbet Bath Fizzies Recipe a try!  This recipe uses our FUN Soap Colorants for a vibrant rainbow sherbet color!  But, it doesn’t stop there, it’s also scented with Natures Garden’s Rainbow Sherbet Fragrance Oil.

A Few Bath Bomb Tutorials: Bath Bombs That Foam

Now, let’s talk about a sort of bath bomb/bubble bar combo.  Ok, so while it isn’t really a combo in terms of creating a full bubble bath, it will produce a little bit of foam.  The foam is created by the addition of a foaming agent such as SLS, SLSA, or SCI.  Take, for example, our Foaming Rose Petal Bath Bomb recipe.  This rose petal bath bomb contains SCI, so, not only will it fizz, it will also foam.  In addition, SCI, or Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate is a gentle surfactant.  It will leave your skin feeling soft and silky smooth.

A Few Bath Bomb Tutorials: Bath Bombs in a Jar

Finally, bath fizzies can also be placed in a jar.  Then, you can simply place a few spoonfuls of the mixture into your bath water.  However, the mixture can also be placed in a disposable tea bag so you can add herbs without them getting in the tub and going down the drain.  For example, our Fairy Dust Bath Fizzy Recipe will show you how to do just that!  In addition, we added some diamond dust mica pigment to give the fizzy some sparkle and shine!

Bath Bombs vs Bubble Bars: Bubble Bars

Next, let’s look at bubble bars.  While bubble bars are not quite as popular as bath bombs, they are quickly gaining in popularity.  This leaves many people wondering exactly what they are.  While bath bombs fizz, bubble bars produce a ton of bubbles for a relaxing bubble bath.

Bubble Bars:  Why Do They Bubble?

Bubble bars are perfect when you are looking for the ultimate bubble bath.  But, why do they bubble?  The main reason is due to surfactants that are added to bubble bars.  For more information on surfactants, and to read our free class, click here.  Bubble bars contain ingredients such as Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate or Sodium Lauryl Sulfate.  These ingredients are foaming agents that produce the bubbles in your bath tub.  My personal favorite surfactant is sodium cocoyl isethionate or SCI.

Bubble Bars:  How Are They Made?

A bubble bar’s bubbles are created with a foaming agent, such as SLS or SCI.  However, there are several other ingredients used as well.  First, baking soda, corn starch, and cream of tartar are the powdered base of a bubble bar.  In addition, vegetable glycerin is added to moisten the ingredients, turning it into a dough.  Once a bubble bar is formed, no matter the shape or type, it will need time to harden.  It can take several days for the bubble bars to harden.  However, once they have hardened, they can be crumbled under warm running bath water and will create a bubble bath.  While it is a solid bar, it will create a bubble bath the same way a traditional liquid bubble bath would.

Bubble Bars:  How Are They Colored?

When coloring a bubble bar, you can use either our Da Bomb Soap Dyes or our FUN Soap Colorants.  Either one will work in a bubble bar.  Both will create a beautifully colored bubble bar.  In addition, you can add powdered herbs to naturally color your bubble bars.

Bubble Bars:  How Are They Scented?

Bubble bars can be scented with any of Natures Garden’s body safe fragrance oils.  We recommend using 1%-2% of the concentrated fragrance oil in your bubble bar recipe.

Bubble Bars:  How Do I Shape the Bubble Bars?

Bubble bars are formed, often times, into a rolled loaf, then, sliced like a loaf of bread.  However, they can also be hand formed into a variety of shapes.  You can create a unicorn horn, a rainbow, an animal, a flower, or even ice cream scoops.  The possibilities are endless.

Bubble Bars:  How Are They Used?

Bubble bars are very simple to use.  You simply crumble a bubble bar under warm running water.  Then, your bath tub will fill with bubbles.

Bubble Bars:  A Few Bubble Bar Tutorials

Below, we will talk about a few of the bubble bar recipes we have created.  We will talk about the scoopable bubble bars as well as one of our rolled bubble bars recipes.  These tutorials will give you step by step instruction on creating bubble bars.

A Few Bubble Bar Tutorials:  Scoopable Bubble Bars

First, one of our scooped bubble bar recipes.  The dough for these types of bubble bars are created just like any bubble bar.  Then, it is place in the mixing bowl.  Finally, it is scooped just like ice cream.  Then, the ice cream scoop bubble bars simply need time to setup before using them.  You can create our Galaxy Bubble Bars, pictured to the left, in this manner.

A Few Bubble Bar Tutorials: Rolled Bubble Bars

Now, we will talk about a rolled loaf bubble bar recipe.  This type of bubble bar is rolled out just like cookie dough.  You can create multiples layers simply placing rolled out layers directly on top of each other.  Then, you roll the bubble bar dough, in the same manner, you would roll up a pumpkin roll or a jelly roll.  Finally, you simply slice the rolled like just like you would a loaf of bread.  Once the bubble bar hardens, you can use a slice for your bubble bath.  To use your bubble bar, simply crumble a slice under your warm running bath water.

Hopefully, this helps to give you an understanding bath bombs vs bubble bars. Both have a wonderful and fun purpose but they are two different types of products.  If you are looking for even more bubble bar or bath bomb tutorials, click here.  You will find an array of recipes that you can create and use at home or for your business.

 

Feb
22

Crafts for St Patricks Day


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Crafts for St. Patrick's DayCrafts for St Patricks Day

March 17 is a wonderful day if you are Irish. Not many countries have a day dedicated to celebrating their heritage, beliefs and traditions all over the world! Even if you are not lucky enough to have Irish blood coursing through your veins it doesn’t really matter! You can still partake in the fun traditions the Irish have shared with the world! Green beer, corned beef and cabbage, leprechauns and wearing green are just a few ways this amazing country loves to express their heritage loud and clear! 

Crafters are always looking for ways to enhance any kind of holiday or season and St. Patrick’s Day is no exception. We at Nature’s Garden have rounded up some crafts for St Patricks Day to help enhance your line of creations. If you are in need of some fresh inspiration to show off your skills as a candle maker, a soaper or all of the above then take a look through a few of these easy, and fun recipes below!

 

Crafts for St. Patrick's Day Green Beer Candle RecipeCrafts for St Patricks Day Green Beer Candle Recipe

No celebration of your Irish heritage (or just because) would be complete without green beer! So why not a Green Beer Candle? This fun candle recipe uses our gel wax for the beer part and soy wax that is whipped up to give your beer its foamy top! This candle is so innovative and easy! We suggest using a clear beer stein to give your candle that look of realism! We used our Green Irish fragrance oil that is by far one of my favorite scents at Nature’s Garden! An amazingly strong, spicy-sweet scent that works perfectly in all manners of soaping or candle making. It may discolor your product to a lavender color, but if you use a bit of green dye (especially with this recipe) you will not have a problem. This is such an awesome fragrance and the candle is incredibly easy to create!

 

Crafts for St. Patrick's Day Pot O' Gold Candle RecipeCrafts for St Patricks Day Pot O’ Gold Candle Recipe

I bet you think creating such a cute rainbow and pot of gold is going to be complicated! This Pot O’ Gold Candle looks like it is complicated to make, but it is really as simple as can be.  We chose to use beeswax to create the little rainbow scene and it is really a very easy process. Beeswax is very pliable after it has been melted and it will help make this step of the creation quick and easy. We also chose our Joy Wax for the body of the candle.

  Joy Wax is amazing to work with. It has an awesome cold and hot scent throw, it will burn clean and has a nice satiny finish. Our fragrance oil of choice is Green Clover and Aloe. A fresh, floral scent that reminds me of a warm, spring day after it rains! This fragrance oil works well in all soy waxes and even in air fresheners.

 

Crafts for St. Patrick's Day Golden Clover Bath Bombs RecipeCrafts for St Patricks Day Golden Clover Bath Bombs Recipe

Here’s a wonderfully easy bath bomb that helps brighten any bathroom with their shiny gold color! Bath Bombs are always a great reason to have a nice long soak in your bath tub. With a bubbly lather and the spicy citrus scent of our Ginger Lime Fragrance Oil, you’re skin and senses will be happy! Along with the basic ingredients of bath bombs, baking soda, citric acid and corn starch, we have incorporated French Green Clay that is incredibly nutritious to the skin plus it will give some gentle exfoliation. These Golden Clover Bath Bombs would look adorable displayed in a little black cauldron to mimic a pot of gold, don’t you think?

 

Crafts for St. Patrick's Day St. Patty's Day Cold Process SoapCrafts for St Patricks Day St. Patty’s Day Cold Process Soap

Of course, you need a St. Patty’s Day Cold Process Soap to add to your line of St. Patrick’s Day products, so of course Nature’s Garden has a good basic recipe for you to use! This is an easy cold process soap recipe that will help you get started even if you are new to the soap creating craze.

We chose our English Ivy fragrance oil that will scent the air with a  fresh, green floral fragrance and will leave your skin feeling soft and fragrant. This fragrance oil is easy to work with in cold process soaps.  Plus the fragrance will stay strong after your initial cure. With the green and white swirls and a little gold mica thrown in for sparkle, you will have yourself a very nice soap to show off!

 

Crafts for St. Patrick's Day Lucky Leprechaun Face Mask RecipeCrafts for St Patricks Day Lucky Leprechaun Face Mask Recipe

This AMAZING, nutrient-packed face mask will leave your skin feeling refreshed, exfoliated and moisturized! That’s a lot of power for a 4 oz. jar!  We have chosen French Green Clay, Spirulina Powder Alfalfa Leaf Powder, Spinach Leaf Powder and Bentonite Clay Powder. These 4 powders alone will boost your complexion with beta-carotene, iron, and vitamin B12, and that’s just naming a few! The powders will help give a gentle exfoliation to deep clean those pores and slough away dead skin cells. To add a bit of aromatherapy, we chose Sweet Fennel and Lavender 40/42 essential oils to make this Lucky Leprechaun Face Mask a definite natural face product! Your skin will definitely feel like it hit the jackpot with this awesome mask!

Crafts for St. Patrick's Day Blarney Stone Soap RecipeCrafts for St Patricks Day Blarney Stone Soap Recipe

There is nothing that says Ireland quite like the story of the Blarney Stone. Even though the legends to how or why the Blarney Stone came to be are numerous, the one true ritual that stays strong is to kiss the blarney stone and you will be given the gift of eloquence!

You may not want to kiss these Blarney Stone Soaps after they have been made, but they will certainly cause people to stop and appreciate your cleverness! These simple soaps are made using Diamond Clear MP Soap and Mango Melt and Pour Soap, and a few Fun Soap colorants in various shades of greens and black. Using plastic cups as your mold, you can layer and create your soaps to look like the Blarney Stone itself. It’s as simple as that! Our White Tea & Ginger fragrance oil has a light floral scent of Earl Grey tea, ginger, yuzu, and bergamot. This is a very popular seller at Nature’s Garden.

 

Crafts for St. Patrick's Day 4-Leaf Clover Layered Soap RecipeCrafts for St Patricks Day 4-Leaf Clover Layered Soap Recipe

Here we have a very easy layered soap that will be almost too pretty to use! This 4 Leaf Clover Layered soap is incredibly simple to create using our Goat’s Milk melt and pour soap base. Each layer is colored with a shade of green from our Fun Soap Colorant collection. Our 4 leaf clover fragrance oil has an amazing scent of sweet grass, wisteria and clover. Is scent retention is strong and true! and it is a very popular scent for St Patty’s Day! These will be such a cute addition to perk up your St. Patrick’s Day line of bath and body products or to even have for your spring line!

 

Crafts for St. Patrick's Day Lime Cupcake Cold Process Soap RecipeCrafts for St Patricks Day Lime Cupcake Cold Process Soap Recipe

These Lime Cupcake Cold Process soap looks good enough to eat! Don’t be tempted to take a lick no matter how good they turn out!  After you get done decorating these fun little bath confections you may want to try your hand at making some real Lime Cupcakes to snack on!

This cold process soap uses simple ingredients for the cupcakes and frosting and the little lime embeds are crafted from Diamond Clear Melt and Pour soap! We chose our Agave Lime fragrance oil that has a bright, crisp scent of lime and the green floral note of the Agave plant This fragrance oil worked perfectly in cold process soap! There was no acceleration, separation, ricing or discoloring! Plus, the scent retention is amazingly strong after the cure!  These cupcakes will definitely impress your customers!

 

Crafts for St. Patrick's Day Rainbow Candle RecipeCrafts for St Patricks Day Rainbow Candle Recipe

Leprechauns are part of St. Patrick’s Day lore. These spritely fairy-folk are mischievous, sneaky and think nothing of teasing you into looking for their pot of gold that they hide at the end of the rainbow!

No St. Patrick’s Day celebration would be complete without this Rainbow Candle! I am sorry to say that there won’t be a pot of gold at the end of this rainbow. This layered candle is a truly simple recipe that uses Pillar of Bliss candle wax and our Spectrum liquid candle dye to create all the colors of the rainbow! This would be a fun project to let the kids help with as there is no melting of candle wax! Shake, scent, pour and layer! Easy as that. Of course, the fragrance of choice for this candle is none other than our Rainbow Fragrance Oil! A truly intoxicating scent of every fruit you can think of will fill the air creating a fresh aroma that will fill your whole house!

 

 

Crafts for St. Patrick's Day Green Tea Blooming Oil RecipeCrafts for St Patricks Day Green Tea Blooming Oil Recipe

Here we have a lovely oil recipe that can be added to your bath!  This is a quick and simple recipe using apricot kernel oil and sweet almond oil as the base. These oils will leave your skin feeling soft, and moisturized. These 2 oils are light and quick-absorbing, with no greasy after-feeling and our addition of Vitamin E is perfect to help nourish the skin. In this Green Tea Blooming Oil we have chosen the very fresh and slightly fruity Green Tea Fragrance Oil. This is a nice green scent to                                                                                                help relax you after a long day on the job.

 

Crafts For St. Patrick's Day Green Apple Candy Bath Bomb RecipeCrafts For St Patricks Day Green Apple Candy Bath Bomb Recipe

These fun, Green Apple Candy Bath Bombs are a great addition to your kids’ bath time! They are a definite must for any St. Patrick’s Day lineup just for the bright green color! We have used baking soda and citric acid for this bath bomb recipe. This recipe incorporates bentonite clay powder which helps harden bath bombs. We have added in a sprinkling of Epsom salts that will help to lend some exfoliation. We chose our Green Apple Candy fragrance oil that smells like a green apple Jolly Rancher! A perfect addition for this kid-inspired recipe!

 

Crafts for St. Patrick's Day Snakes in the Grass RecipeCrafts for St Patricks Day Snakes in the Grass Recipe

According to legend, St. Patrick drove out all the snakes after they had attacked him during his 40-day fast he had been undertaking. The truth was, there were never any snakes in Ireland, ever, and now this tall tale can be put to rest as a fable.

Nature’s Garden Snake in the Grass Bath Fizzy is a perfect addition for your St. Patrick’s Day lineup. Just for this fable alone. This is a very simple recipe that the kids will love! This bath fizzy would be a creative project to teach about the legend. It could even be a fun spring time addition to your kids line of bath products! Made with baking soda, citric acid, Epsom salts and Himalayan Black Salt, you have an incredible cute bath fizzy that is scented with Mr. Pepper MD fragrance oil. Our version of the original Dr. Pepper! Tuck in a couple of little plastic snakes and there you have it! A cute creation to display or give to a little one for a bath treat!

 

Crafts for St. Patrick's Day St. Patrick's Day Candle RecipeCrafts for St Patricks Day St. Patrick’s Day Candle Recipe

Last, but certainly not least, our St. Patrick’s Day Candle. An incredibly easy candle recipe that uses our awesome Golden Foods Soy Wax 464. This wax is a very popular seller here at Nature’s Garden. Soy Wax 464 is easy to work with, melts and sets up beautifully.We have scented this candle with our NG Aloe & White Lilac fragrance oil. This fragrance is a perfect spring scent with a lightly sweet, yet green scent of lilac, Lily of the Valley and a touch of vanilla.

 

There you go folks! A whole bunch of new Crafts for St. Patrick’s Day recipes! We at Nature’s Garden hope we have inspired you with some new ideas to add to your collection, or to even start a new line to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Enjoy creating!