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Jun
01

Cherry Chocolate Soap Recipe


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Cherry Chocolate Soap RecipeCherry Chocolate Soap Recipe

Nature’s Garden has a new soap recipe on the block! Cherry Chocolate Soap Recipe is an adorable way to show off your talents as a soap maker! We have used 2 different types of melt and pour soap to make these adorable little bath treats; Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap and Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap. We have also incorporated some Organic Cocoa Powder to give the soap its rich, chocolate color and scent! Of course, our Cherry Fragrance Oil, which smells exactly like a bowl full of sweet and tart cherries, was the perfect addition to this yummy soap!

Cherry Chocolate Soap Recipe: What is Melt and Pour?

Before we get started on our recipe, let’s talk a little about melt and pour soap base. To start off, Melt and Pour is a soap base made with all basic ingredients that you will find in any type of soap. Vegetable glycerin, coconut oil, palm oil, sunflower oil, purified water, titanium dioxide. Nature’s Garden offers quite a selection of melt and pour soap base. Honey, cocoa butter, mango, oatmeal, hemp, soya, diamond clear, sls free, shea butter and goat’s milk. Melt and Pour soap is perfect for when you want to get creative with your soaps and don’t want to work with cold process soap. With melt and pour, there is no specific soaping temperature, no cure time and no lye to mess with!

When it comes to creating amazing soaps, you are only limited by your imagination. The possibilities are endless!  With Melt and Pour it’s a perfect way to start if you are beginning to learn about soaping. You can experiment with fragrances, colors and designs! Also using melt and pour, you will still get the feel of creating sweet smelling products for friends and family. 

One more positive thing when working with melt and pour, it is always consistent. When adding fragrances or colors to melt and pour, you should always get a positive outcome. There is no seizing, soap colorants will stay true and you always have perfect lather when you go to use your cool, new soap!

Cherry Chocolate Soap Recipe: Organic Cocoa Powder

Cocoa Powder in soap? You may scratch your head on that one, but cocoa powder has some amazing benefits to it. Using Cocoa Powder in skin products can help promote healthy skin tissues, firm and renew new skin cells and promote healthy cell development. Cocoa powder is packed with antioxidants and skin nourishing vitamins such as A, B1, B2, B3, C and E. Plus, minerals like magnesium, calcium, copper, and zinc! So drinking a hot chocolate can not only give your mood a healthy boost but also your skin and your immune system! I always knew eating chocolate was good for you! For more information on how awesome Cocoa Powder is in your products check out our Cocoa Powder class!

Cherry Chocolate Soap Recipe: Ingredients Available At Nature’s Garden

Cherry Chocolate Soap Recipe: Other Ingredients and Equipment You’ll Need

  • Mixing Bowls
  • Mixing Spoons
  • Rubbing Alcohol
  • Hand Mixer
  • Knife
  • Cutting Board
  • Microwave
  • Scale
  • Cherries Mold (flexiblemolds.com)

 

Cherry Chocolate Soap Recipe: Before You Get Started

Now it’s time to get started making these sweet bath time treats, but before you do it’s always important to clean and sanitize your work area, your equipment and all of your packaging materials. Also, prepare a bottle of rubbing alcohol with a sprayer on top. This is to help prevent air bubbles in your soaps. In addition, it is suggested that you wear gloves, protective clothing, and a hair net while preparing this recipe. Lastly, have all your ingredients and equipment handy. When creating recipes, it’s always good to have everything right where you need it to keep the process moving smoothly.

 

Cherry Chocolate Soap Recipe: Preparing Your Cherries

Your first step in creating the cherry chocolate soaps is making the cherries. Cherry Chocolate Soap Recipe: Preparing Your CherriesFor this, you will need a Cherry mold. We are using the Cherries mold from Flexiblemolds.com. These molds are amazing to work with for both soaps and candles. They are durable, flexible and clean up in a snap!  So, go ahead and chop up your Diamond Clear melt and pour into chunks and add 150 grams to a microwavable safe bowl. Melt your soap in 30 second intervals, in the microwave, until melted. Then, once the soap is in a liquid state, add 6 grams of Cherry fragrance oil, 6 grams of Vanilla White Color Stabilizer and 2 drops of Tomato Red FUN Soap.

As a side note: we will only be adding Vanilla White Color Stabilizer to this part of the recipe. Cherry Fragrance Oil has a small percentage of vanillin it. Vanillin is an ingredient in some fragrance oils. It can cause your product to turn brown, so as a preventative measure we will be adding some Vanilla White.

Now, mix this well to incorporate the ingredients and to make sure the colorant is well distributed. You will want a nice, bright cherry red!

Cherry Chocolate Soap Recipe: Total Recipe Amounts for the Cherries

  • 150 grams Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap
  • 6 grams Cherry Fragrance Oil
  • 6 grams Vanilla White Color Stabilizer
  • 2 drops Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant

 

Cherry Chocolate Soap Recipe: Pouring the CherriesCherry Chocolate Soap Recipe: Pouring the Cherries

Next, pour the soap into the Cherries mold and allow to setup for at least an hour. Once they have cooled and hardened, you can remove the cherries from the mold and set them aside. These will be used later.

 

 

Cherry Chocolate Soap Recipe: Preparing the Bottom LayerCherry Chocolate Soap Recipe: Preparing the Bottom Layer

Next, you will be preparing the bottom layer of the soap. Go ahead and chop up your Cocoa Butter melt and pour soap into chunks. Weigh out 45 grams into a microwavable bowl. Microwave this in 30 second bursts until the soap is at its liquid state. Now you will add 2 grams of Cherry Fragrance Oil. You will also add 3 drops of Brown Oxide and 6 drops of Black Oxide FUN Soap Colorant. Mix these ingredients well. Your soap should have a nice dark, black-brown color to it.

 

Cherry Chocolate Soap Recipe: Total Recipe Amounts for Bottom Layer

  • 45 grams Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap
  • 2 grams Cherry Fragrance Oil
  • 3 drops Brown Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
  • 6 drops Black Oxide FUN Soap Colorant

 

 

Cherry Chocolate Soap Recipe: Pouring the Bottom LayerCherry Chocolate Soap Recipe: Pouring the Bottom Layer

Now that our bottom layer batter is mixed well, you can pour the melted soap base into each cavity of the silicone mini muffin mold. This layer will only be 1/4 inch. So, you will only need to pour a small amount into each of the 12 cavities. When you have finished, give your soap a light spray with the rubbing alcohol. You will let this setup and cool before moving on.

 

 

Cherry Chocolate Soap Recipe: Preparing the Whipped Soap Layer Part 1Cherry Chocolate Soap Recipe: Preparing the Whipped Soap Layer Part 1

The next step will be preparing the whipped topping layer. First, in a clean bowl, weigh out 145 grams of Whipped Soap. Then, add in 5 grams of Cocoa powder, 14 grams of Vegetable Glycerin and 13 grams of Cherry Fragrance Oil. You can now use the hand mixer and mix the whipped soap base into a frosting consistency.

 

 

Cherry Chocolate Soap Recipe: Preparing the Whipped Soap Layer Part 2Cherry Chocolate Soap Recipe: Preparing the Whipped Soap Layer Part 2

The second part of the whipped soap will be the addition of some cocoa butter melt and pour soap. In a separate bowl, weigh out 145 grams of the cocoa butter melt and pour. In 30 second intervals, melt your soap until it is liquid. Then you can add this to the whipped soap base. Take your mixer and once again, whip until “frosting-like”.

 

 

Cherry Chocolate Soap Recipe: Total Recipe Amounts Chocolate Whipped Soap Layer

  • 145 grams Whipped Soap Base
  • 145 grams Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap Base
  • 5 grams Cocoa Powder
  • 14 grams Vegetable Glycerin
  • 13 grams Cherry Fragrance Oil

 

Cherry Chocolate Soap Recipe: Adding the Whipped Topping

Now that you have your “frosting” is ready, you will be topping off the cupcakes. Before you start, give the bottom layers of your soap another quick spritz of alcohol and then using a spoon, dollop your frosting on top, filling the remaining portion of the mold. Allow these to set up before removing from the mold. Once they are ready to remove, you can set them aside on a paper plate.

 

 

Cherry Chocolate Soap Recipe: Making the Red DrizzleCherry Chocolate Soap Recipe: Making the Red Drizzle

So now our soaps are ready for decorating! We will be making the red drizzle in this step. In a clean bowl, weigh out 15 grams of Diamond Clear Melt and Pour. As done in previous steps, melt the soap in 30 second intervals until it as its liquid state. Next, add in 2 drops of Tomato Red FUN Soap and mix well. You should have a nice, bright cherry red.

 

Cherry Chocolate Soap Recipe: Total Recipe Amounts for the Red Drizzles

  • 15 grams Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap
  • 2 drops Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant

 

 

Cherry Chocolate Soap Recipe: Adding the Red DrizzleCherry Chocolate Soap Recipe: Adding the Red Drizzle

Using a small spoon, drizzle the tops of your finished soap bottoms with the cherry red soap. No need to be fancy! You are going for a homemade look to these soaps! Since this drizzle will be acting as the “glue” for the cherries on top, it is important that you add the cherries before the drizzle sets up.

 

 

 

Cherry Chocolate Soap Recipe: Topping off with the CherriesCherry Chocolate Soap Recipe: Topping off with the Cherries

So now you need to add the cherries we made earlier to the tops. Simply take 3 soap cherries and place on top of the red drizzled tops of your soap. As long as the red drizzle has not set up the cherries should adhere soap.

 

 

 

 

Cherry Chocolate Soap Recipe: Making the Chocolate DrizzleCherry Chocolate Soap Recipe: Making the Chocolate Drizzle

Next up comes the chocolate drizzle. In another clean bowl, weigh out and melt 15 grams of Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap. Once it is liquid, add 3 drops of Brown Oxide FUN Soap and 1 drop of Black Oxide FUN Soap to create a nice, chocolate brown.

 

 

Cherry Chocolate Soap Recipe: Total Recipe Amounts for the Chocolate Drizzle

  • 15 grams Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap Base
  • 3 drops Brown Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
  • 1 drop Black Oxide FUN Soap Colorant

 

Cherry Chocolate Soap Recipe: Finishing With the Chocolate Drizzle

Just like you did with the red drizzle, take a spoon and drizzle your “chocolate” over the tops of your cherries.

 

 

 

 

Cherry Chocolate Soap Recipe: Your Finished Bath TreatCherry Chocolate Soap Recipe: Your Finished Bath Treat

Allow your soaps to setup and now they are ready to use! These chocolate treats would look adorable wrapped up in little treat bag! They smell amazing and they look good enough to eat! You may have to attach a warning label that says they are not edible!

 

 

 

Cherry Chocolate Soap Recipe: Make Your Own Cherry Chocolate Cheesecakes

I don’t know about you, but these soaps made me want the real thing! So, I thought I would link you to our inspiration! This delicious dessert (yes I had to try it) was the reason for this soap recipe! These Black Forest Mini Cheesecakes are the real thing.  You can’t eat the chocolate cherry soap however, these treats you can eat! This recipe is super simple to make with cream cheese, chocolate graham crackers, chocolate chips and cherry pie filling. Next time you need to bring a dessert, consider these yummy little treats!

 Let Us Know What You’ve Been Making!

We hope your enjoyed Nature’s Garden fun new melt and pour soap recipe! You can get so creative with melt and pour soap! If you need some inspiration, check out our recipe box that is full of fun melt and pour soap recipes! We have a lot of fun recipes that are sure to get those creative gears going! If you have any kind of creations you would like to share, give us a shout out! Find us on Facebook, Twitter (@ngscnets) and Instagram (@ngscents) Show off what you made using Nature’s Garden products. Whether it’s one or 10, we love seeing what our customers are doing!

Apr
02

Cocoa Powder in Bath and Body Recipes


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Cocoa Powder in Bath and Body RecipesCocoa Powder in Bath and Body Recipes

There are many wonderful ways that you can use herbs to create your homemade cosmetics. So, you are sure to find many perfect ways to use cocoa powder in bath and body recipes. We, at Natures Garden have many unique skin loving recipes that you can perfectly use cocoa powder to create. Cacao beans are rich in vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, C, and E.  They also have an abundance of minerals like iron, magnesium, potassium, calcium, zinc, copper, manganese.  Cocao beans also contain caffeine.  Caffeine is actually beneficial to the skin.  If you are interested in creating any of our homemade recipes that use cocoa powder, then read on for some wonderful ideas!

Cocoa Powder in Bath and Body Recipes: Chocolate Bath Butter Scrub Recipe

First, we have the scrumptious Chocolate Bath Butter Scrub Recipe from Natures Garden. This bath recipe uses perfect ingredients for a cleansing and moisturizing bath butter. Not only does this recipe use Epsom salt to exfoliate and soak the body, but this recipe includes cleansing and skin loving soap base. Further, this recipe includes organic cocoa powder, which adds to the look and effectiveness of this recipe. Plus, this recipe uses the scrumptious chocolate scent of our Better Than Sex Cake Fragrance Oil. In addition to adding to the gorgeous aesthetic and scent, this cosmetic ingredient is perfect for adding to skin care. Many find the properties of cocoa powder to support healthy, glowing skin. So, it is perfect for a nice, relaxing bath!

Cocoa Powder in Bath and Body Recipes: Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled Soap RecipeCocoa Powder in Bath and Body Recipes: Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled Soap Recipe

Another great recipe that includes the lovely cocoa powder is the  Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled Soap Recipe. This bath and body recipe uses both melt and pour soap along with the Natures Garden soap base to create an effective and delicious product that you are sure to love. Further, this recipe includes the delicious Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Fragrance Oil, which is a rich dark chocolate accord surrounded by luscious ripe raspberry notes. This will provide your with a product with a decadent scent and a gorgeous appearance.

Cocoa Powder in Bath and Body Recipes: Swirled Melt and Pour Soap RecipeCocoa Powder in Bath and Body Recipes: Swirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

While swirled soap is fun, it can be difficult to do with melt and pour soap.  However, this recipe makes it easy to create swirled melt and pour soap! So, you can use our organic cocoa powder along with rose clay powder and kaolin white clay powder to create an easy, Swirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe. Further, this lovely soap recipe uses the Chocolate Covered Strawberries Fragrance Oil, which is an aroma of ripe red strawberries that are surrounded by creamy milk chocolate notes along with sweet vanilla notes to create a decadent treat. So, this is a perfect recipe for melt and pour soap with a scrumptious aroma.

Cocoa Powder in Bath and Body Recipes: Neapolitan Ice Cream Bubble Bar RecipeCocoa Powder in Bath and Body Recipes: Neapolitan Ice Cream Bubble Bar Recipe

Additionally, you can incorporate ingredients, like our cocoa powder, to create fun bubble bar recipes! One such bath and body recipe that you can make is the lovely Neapolitan Ice Cream Bubble Bar Recipe. This adorable recipe uses an ice cream scoop to create bath products that look just like scoops of ice cream!

Furthermore, this batch has been made with three different colors to look like real Neapolitan ice cream. The cocoa powder was used in the chocolate portion to add to the color and enhance the scent of our Hot Cocoa Fragrance Oil. Also, each of the three portions were differently scented. So, the pink colored section used our delicious Strawberry Patch Fragrance Oil and the white portion used French Vanilla Fragrance Oil along with our vanilla powder. So, this recipe is the perfect blend of scents and aesthetic to create a fantastic bath and body recipe.

Cocoa Powder in Bath and Body Recipes: Chocolate Facial Mask Recipe Cocoa Powder in Bath and Body Recipes: Chocolate Facial Mask Recipe

Also, our Chocolate Facial Mask Recipe uses skin loving ingredients, like our organic cocoa powder, to create a perfect facial recipe. Some sources find that cocoa powder can be used to create some great skin care. Also, it is thought that this cocoa powder will be able to leave your skin with a beautiful glow. Plus, it has other known benefits for the skin, like reducing wrinkles and blemishes. Further, this diy facial includes some lovely ingredients like vitamin E and bentonite clay powder. These lovely skin care ingredients are sure to nourish your skin and makes this homemade body product absolutely perfect!

Cocoa Powder in Bath and Body Recipes: Roses and Chocolate Body Wrap Recipe Cocoa Powder in Bath and Body Recipes: Roses and Chocolate Body Wrap Recipe

Next, we have a recipe that is both simple and wonderful for the skin! Our Roses and Chocolate Body Wrap Recipe uses clay along with exfoliating dead sea salt. This recipe includes rose clay powder, rosehips powder, and cocoa powder, which are sure to nourish the skin. So, the combination of exfoliation form the salt and the blend of chocolate and rose will help to rejuvenate the skin and leave your skin soft and glowing. All you need to do is sit back and relax as the recipe cares for your body.

Cocoa Powder in Bath and Body Recipes: Chocolate Foaming Body Frosting RecipeCocoa Powder in Bath and Body Recipes: Chocolate Foaming Body Frosting Recipe

Plus, you can use cocoa powder to create a wonderful recipe, like Chocolate Foaming Body Frosting Recipe. This bath and body recipe is simple and perfect for cleansing as you moisturize! The recipe includes our whipped soap base along with this lovely organic cocoa powder. This blend will allow your skin to be moisturized and cleansed. Plus, the cocoa powder and the scent of the product, which is from our Creamy Chocolate Cupcake Fragrance Oil, provides a scrumptious chocolatey aroma.

https://www.naturesgardencandles.com/candlemaking-soap-supplies/item/00chsusc/-chocolate-sugar-scrub-recipe.htmlCocoa Powder in Bath and Body Recipes: Chocolate Sugar Scrub Recipe

Another recipe that perfectly incorporates cocoa powder is our Chocolate Sugar Scrub Recipe. Since chocolate is known to be rich in antioxidants that help reduce skin damage, this recipe is perfect for skin care recipes! Plus, this bath and body recipe uses luxurious ingredients that are wonderful for the skin. Further, this scrub recipe is wonderful for exfoliating dead skin. This combination will leave your skin cared for and nourished. Further, this recipe uses the scent of Chocolate Fudge Fragrance Oil, which smells like rich, dark chocolate with notes of buttery caramel and vanilla creme, sprinkled with toasted almond slivers and creamy hazelnut. So, this homemade bath recipe is perfect for skin care!

Cocoa Powder in Bath and Body Recipes: Gourmet Chocolate Bath Melts RecipeCocoa Powder in Bath and Body Recipes: Gourmet Chocolate Bath Melts Recipe

Additionally, you can use our Organic Cocoa Powder to create some scrumptious bath melts! Our Gourmet Chocolate Bath Melts Recipe creates a bath product that looks l just like the real deal. Plus, these yummy chocolates use ingredients that will really care for the body. The luscious oils and butters work together to nourish and care for the skin. Also, these diy bath melts use the scent of a rich, slightly bitter aroma of gourmet dark chocolate, which is due to the Gourmet Dark Chocolate Fragrance Oil. Plus, the cocoa powder adds to both the scent of this recipe and the skin care properties of this recipe.

Cocoa Powder in Bath and Body Recipes: Neapolitan Ice Cream Emulsified Sugar Scrub RecipeCocoa Powder in Bath and Body Recipes: Neapolitan Ice Cream Emulsified Sugar Scrub Recipe

Another fun bath recipe that is inspired by Neapolitan ice cream is our Neapolitan Ice Cream Emulsified Sugar Scrub Recipe. This fun bath recipe uses Fresh Strawberry Fragrance Oil, Vanilla Bean Fragrance Oil, and Chocolate Fudge Fragrance Oil to create three separate layers. So, each fragrance oil is used to scent a different layer to create all three layers of Neapolitan ice cream. Additionally, this homemade scrub recipe uses skin loving butters and oils. So, this recipe is pretty and perfect for nourishing the skin!

Cocoa Powder in Bath and Body Recipes: Mint Chocolate Chip Chip Ice Cream Bath Fizzies RecipeCocoa Powder in Bath and Body Recipes: Mint Chocolate Chip Chip Ice Cream Bath Fizzies Recipe

Also, you can include some cocoa powder in the creation of the Mint Chocolate Chip Chip Ice Cream Bath Fizzies Recipe. This wonderful cosmetic ingredient looks just like crushed chocolate chips in yummy mint chocolate ice cream! Further, we added Natures Garden’s Peppermint Patty Fragrance Oil, which notes of creamy peppermint and vanilla with strong notes of bittersweet chocolate. Plus, this recipe uses luscious butters along with dead sea salt that are perfect to soak in.

Cocoa Powder in Bath and Body Recipes: Hot Fudge Brownies Cold Process Soap RecipeCocoa Powder in Bath and Body Recipes: Hot Fudge Brownies Cold Process Soap Recipe

Plus, the Hot Fudge Brownies Cold Process Soap Recipe can be made with this scrumptious organic cocoa powder. This lovely soap made from scratch uses a variety of luxurious butters and oils. These skin loving oils are perfect for moisturizing and conditioning the skin as your clean with this recipe. Not only is this recipe great for moisturizing, but this chocolatey recipe includes a scrumptious scent. The Hot Fudge Brownie Fragrance Oil is the scent of freshly baked chocolate brownies smothered in hot fudge sauce with a hint of vanilla.

Cocoa Powder in Bath and Body Recipes: Cocoa Dream Cream RecipeCocoa Powder in Bath and Body Recipes: Cocoa Dream Cream Recipe

Another wonderful recipe that you can create with Cocoa Powder is our luscious Cocoa Dream Cream Recipe. Cocoa powder blends with skin loving oils and butters to create a lotion that is perfect for moisturizing and softening the skin. Not only is this homemade lotion recipe perfect for skin care, but this recipe smells wonderful due to the addition of Butter Brickle Fragrance Oil. This scent will add to the lotion with an extremely buttery and creamy smelling aroma with strong base notes of vanilla and hints of almond. So, you will be able to make a diy lotion that is wonderful for the skin and smells lovely!

Cocoa Powder in Bath and Body Recipes: Chocolate Cream Cheese Cupcake Soap RecipeCocoa Powder in Bath and Body Recipes: Chocolate Cream Cheese Cupcake Soap Recipe

Plus, you can include cocoa powder in the delicious Chocolate Cream Cheese Cupcake Soap Recipe.  This homemade soap recipe looks absolutely scrumptious just like a real cupcake. Plus, this diy soap smells delicious due to Chocolate Cream Cheese Cupcake Fragrance Oil, which has a creamy top note of coconut; followed by a warm middle note of buttercream; and well rounded with a base note of dark cocoa. So, this recipe is perfect for creating fun, delicious soap that is wonderful for the skin.

Cocoa Powder in Bath and Body Recipes: Neapolitan Cupcake Soap RecipeCocoa Powder in Bath and Body Recipes: Neapolitan Cupcake Soap Recipe

Another soap cupcake recipe that you can create with cocoa powder is the Neapolitan Cupcake Soap Recipe. This recipe uses both melt and pour soap and imagine base to create this simple layered soap recipe with a whipped topping. Also, this cupcake has three layers that are differently scented. The bottom layer includes the Cocoa Powder and Chocolate Fudge Fragrance Oil. The next layer is scented with Buttercream Cupcake Fragrance Oil. Finally, the last layer uses Strawberry Preserves Fragrance Oil. These layers perfectly blend to create a scrumptious Neapolitan cupcake soap!

Cocoa Powder in Bath and Body Recipes: Cocao or Cocoa?

While our cocoa powder is only intended for cosmetic use, this is an ingredient often found in chocolate flavored foods. In fact, cacao, which is pure chocolate, is used to create cocoa. While they are both derived from the same sources, there are some slight differences in the two ingredients. If you are interested in learning about the difference between, then check out “Cacao vs. Cocoa: What You Need to Know” by One Green Planet. This article talks about facts about each all with how they are made and used. Also, this article talks about the nutritional benefits, which are surprising in a wonderful way! So, check out this article to learn about these two delicious and nutritious forms of chocolate.

Cocoa Powder in Bath and Body Recipes: Contact UsCocoa Powder in Bath and Body Recipes: Contact Us

Please share with us your favorite way to use Natures Garden’s organic cocoa powder! Or, feel free to ask any questions that you may have about these recipes. Also, you can ask us about suggestions on how to use any of our products in your recipes. You can find us on social media. You can talk to us on the Natures Garden Facebook page. Also, you can use @ngscents to find us on either Twitter or Instagram. We hope to hear from you soon!

Jun
09

Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics


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Herbs for Soap and CosmeticsHerbs for Soap and Cosmetics

We at Natures Garden love the benefits of our many Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics. Each cosmetic herb has its own unique set of benefits that enhance the products they are used to create. So, adding cosmetic herbs to recipes can lead to a whole bunch of beneficial properties. Some herbs work well to naturally color your products. Some herbs are wonderful for relaxing and stress relief. Other herb additives will provide benefits to the skin, such as reducing acne or soothing irritation. Plus, there are herbs that contain a variety of healthy minerals and vitamins that are very beneficial. So, you can see why natural additives can be so great for your products and why we use them in our recipes whenever we can!

Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics Activated Charcoal PowderHerbs for Soap and Cosmetics Activated Charcoal Powder

Activated Charcoal makes a wonderful addition to cosmetics and soaps, as it has a few different benefits. First, this herb is a perfect natural colorant. The color that it provides is a dark black shade that is bold and true. Since the color is natural you can use this instead of adding soap dye or another colorant. Also, this activated charcoal powder is a natural detoxifier! Not only will activated charcoal attract and adsorb grime as you use your product, but the activated charcoal will provide a deep pore clean. Plus, it is a natural odor absorber as it will cling to and remove odor as well. We have created recipes, such as the Activated Charcoal Mask Recipe and  the Total Hot Man CP Soap Recipe, with activated charcoal that you can try out.

Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics Aloe Vera Leaf Powder Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics Aloe Vera Leaf Powder 

Next, we have an herb that is very well known for its healing properties. Of course, we are referring to the Aloe Vera Leaf Powder! This healing cosmetic herb is perfect for helping your skin better deal with irritation, sunburn, or inflammation. This herb is soothing and contains antioxidants, vitamin C, and other minerals which allow the skin to heal faster than it normally would. We have tried this herb out by creating the Sunburn Relief Bath Tea Recipe and it worked wonderfully! This creation was perfect for soothing a sunburn disaster! Plus, we added this herb to the Pampered Foot Scrub Recipe to help heal cracked and dry skin on feet, which was a great success. So, this herb is truly a nourishing and helpful herb.

Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics Beet Root PowderHerbs for Soap and Cosmetics Beet Root Powder

This next  natural cosmetic additive is a perfect natural colorant! The Beet Root Powder is a lovely herb that is perfect for achieving shades of pinks and light reds. This natural colorant can be used in anything from bath products like our Watermelon Emulsified Sugar Scrub Recipe and our Beet Root Facial Soap Recipe to lip products. like our Natural Beet Root Lip Gloss Recipe. This herb is really the best natural colorant for pink! Plus, it is full of nutrients, such as beta carotene, vitamin B5, vitamin B1, vitamin C, glycine, magnesium, phosphorous, potassium, selenium, tryptophan, tyrosine, and zinc.  Herbalists recognize beet root powder for its ability to help the liver metabolize fats, its ability to help reduce LDL in the blood, and to reduce blood pressure. So, this is pretty and good for you to use in bath and body products!

Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics Orange Peel PowderHerbs for Soap and Cosmetics Orange Peel Powder

The Orange Peel Powder is a great herb for your skin care products. This  powdered herb has a lovely citrus scent and is full of great vitamins for your skin! In recipes, this herb is said to have anti-microbial and anti-bacterial properties. So, this herb would make a great addition to soap recipes! For example, you could create recipes like the Fruit Frenzy Cold Process Soap Recipe or the Orange Dreamsickle Bath Bomb Recipe.

Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics Burdock Root PowderHerbs for Soap and Cosmetics Burdock Root Powder

The Burdock Root Powder is an herb that is known for treating chronic skin conditions, such as eczema, psoriasis, acne, boils, styes, herpes, carbuncles, cankers, and syphilitic sores. SO, this herb would be very beneficial in creating soothing recipes to treat skin issues. For example, you could create a product like the Soothing Facial Mask Recipe to potentially reduce acne or other skin problems.

Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics Pomegranate Fruit PowderHerbs for Soap and Cosmetics Pomegranate Fruit Powder

Pomegranate fruit powder is an amazing herb for the skin! This powder has a high level of antioxidants and vitamins, which leads to promoting healthy cell growth by nourishing the skin. Plus, this fruit powder herb has been known to exhibit anti-inflammatory and anti-aging properties. So, this herb is perfect for skin care recipes!

Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics Green Tea PowderHerbs for Soap and Cosmetics Green Tea Powder

While this herb is more commonly used in tea form, the Green Tea Powder herb is perfect for bath and body products. This herb has both antioxidant properties and gentle exfoliation abilities that make it nice for softening skin. Plus, this powder will provide a natural green color in cp soap batches.

 

Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics Calendula Flowers Whole Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics Calendula Flowers Whole

The whole Calendula Flowers herb is a lovely flower that some wonderful properties for the skin. We have previously used this cosmetic herb in our Natural Facial Night Cream Recipe and our Calendula Bath Melts Recipe due to these wonderful properties. The Calendula Flowers are believed to reduce inflammation, reduce acne, and promote healthy skin and hair, which means that this herb is perfect for bath teas, soaps, lip balms, ointments, lotions, face toners, after shave formulas, scrubs, massage oils and some bath bombs. Further, this herb for bath and body products is great for helping acne issues, burns, rashes, bruised or inflamed skin. Also, this herb has been know to help to reduce varicose veins after a few weeks use.

Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics Hibiscus Flowers PowderHerbs for Soap and Cosmetics Hibiscus Flowers Powder

You ready for a cosmetic herb that is both pretty and powerful? Check out our Hibiscus Flowers Powder because it is just that! First of all, this powder is a gorgeous colorant! This floral powder provides a pretty pink color that is vibrant and beautiful. Second, this herb has some pretty amazing natural properties. Hibiscus flowers are high in antioxidants and amino acids, and also contain oligopeptides that have been shown to have wrinkle-smoothing properties. We have seen with our Foaming Hibiscus Scrub Recipe that this natural cosmetic additive is perfect for wrinkle reducing! This herb has been referred to as a natural Botox and we can definitely see why! This stuff is amazing!

Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics Carrot PowderHerbs for Soap and Cosmetics Carrot Powder

Carrot powder is a perfect herb for skin care recipes! This powder has been know to repair and tone the skin, reduce wrinkles and scars, and increase elasticity. These benefits come from the the abundance of vitamins and minerals that this powdered herb possesses. Plus, this herb can be used to provide a natural orange color in products. So, this would be perfect for creating scrubs or lotion products!

Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics Lavender Flower PowderHerbs for Soap and Cosmetics Lavender Flower Powder

Also, we have a wonderful herb that is fragrant with many beneficial properties. The Lavender Flower Powder is has a lovely and strong scent that is loved by many. These flowers have been used for everything from perfumes, bathing, wound healing, to use as a natural insect repellent. Plus, this herb has some great uses in bath and body products. For example, this herb is perfect for skin care products as it has anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antibacterial, toning, and healing properties. The lavender flower powder works to treat acne, eczema, psoriasis, and oily skin. We have used this fabulous powder in our own Lavender Sage Bath Bomb Recipe to create a bath bomb that cares for the skin and smells lovely. So, this truly is a perfect herb for bath and body products!

Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics Lavender Flowers WholeHerbs for Soap and Cosmetics Lavender Flowers Whole

Further, you can try out a similar herb to our lavender flowers powder, which is the Lavender Flowers Whole. This herb has all the same wonderful properties with the same beautiful aroma, but this herb maintains the pretty flowers! So, this herb would work wonderfully in a recipe with the lavender powder. So, you can have the benefits of this plant all the way through your product as well as have some pretty flowers sprinkled in. We have used these flowers in a few different recipes, such as  the Lemon Lavender Bath Melts Recipe and the Lavender Cold Process Soap Recipe, to add another gorgeous element to the recipe. While these products would’ve been fairly pretty on their own, adding flowers on top made the product truly desirable.

Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics Oat Straw Green PowderHerbs for Soap and Cosmetics Oat Straw Green Powder

Next, we have an herb that is great for cosmetic creations. The Oat Straw Green Powder has some lovely skin care properties that will leave your body feeling soft and rejuvenated. This cosmetic herb has long been used in skin, hair, and nail care recipes for its rejuvenating and softening qualities. So, adding this herb to your own products can only benefit your recipe. We have used this herb in our own recipes, such as the Brown Sugar Scrub Recipe and the Burgundy Rose Bath Milk Soak Recipe. This made our bath and body recipes much more softening and caring for the skin.

Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics Cornsilk PowderHerbs for Soap and Cosmetics Cornsilk Powder

You can use cornsilk powder to naturally enhance your bath and body products. This herb is known to reduce inflammation and soften the skin. So, this would be great for skin care. Plus, this herb is perfect for hair care, too! Cor nsilk powder will leave hair smooth and soft!

Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics Camu Camu Fruit PowderHerbs for Soap and Cosmetics Camu Camu Fruit Powder

Another wonderful herb for products is the Camu Camu Fruit Powder. This cosmetic ingredient has  vitamin C, vitamin B1, B2, B3, beta-carotene, amino acids, phytochemicals, bioflavanoids, phosphorus, potassium, iron, antioxidants, and calcium, which are wonderful for the body. Plus, this cosmetic ingredient is wonderful for the skin. Due to the high levels of antioxidants in camu camu, it is used in cosmetic products to reduce free radical attacks; protecting the skin from premature aging. Plus, camu camu has been said to help whiten dark patches on the skin when used in skincare products. We have used this powdered herb in Acai Berry Smoothie Sugar Scrub Recipe and in the Blueberry Bath Bomb Recipe. These recipes are great for the skin and are very nourishing!

Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics Comfrey Root Powder Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics Comfrey Root Powder 

Another great addition to a bath and body product would be the Comfrey Root Powder. This herb has quite a few beneficial properties for the skin. Comfrey root has been known to help expedite the healing process of wounds, stop bleeding, relieve pain, and help prevent infection. Plus, this herbal powder can be added to lotions and creams to help reduce the pain associated with arthritis, sunburn, or other skin irritations. Further, creams containing comfrey root are also recommended for diabetic sores to promote healing. So, this is a great herb for healing cuts, burns, or irritations.We utilized this healing herb to create a Soothing Facial Mask Recipe. While this mask would be perfect for those with sunburns or skin irritations, it is also great as a face mask on a typical day to leave your skin feeling refreshed and happy.

Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics Organic Cocoa PowderHerbs for Soap and Cosmetics Organic Cocoa Powder

Not only is this cocoa powder rich in many vitamins and minerals, but this cosmetic herb smells fantastic! Our Organic Cocoa Powder is a lovely herb that is perfect for any kind of bath and body product. First of all, cacao beans are rich in vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, C, E and pantothenic acid. Plus, they are rich in magnesium, calcium, iron, zinc, copper, manganese and potassium.  Furthermore, this herb contains caffeine, which is actually beneficial to the skin.

So, cocoa powder is already winning on its beneficial vitamins and minerals for your skin, but you must remember that this is basically powdered chocolate! How does chocolate lip balm sound to you? Chocolate facial masks? Yummy!  I mean, we used this powder in Hot Fudge Brownies Cold Process Soap Recipe,  in our Chocolate Sugar Scrub Recipe, and in our Gourmet Chocolate Bath Melts Recipe. All of these turned out perfectly and were great for skin!

Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics Vanilla PowderHerbs for Soap and Cosmetics Vanilla Powder

The Vanilla Powder is a unique ingredient for cosmetics with a scent that is absolutely mouth watering. This white colored herb won’t alter the color of your product, but it will add a strong dose of sweet vanilla goodness. The scent is so strong and smells exactly how you would expect vanilla to smell. Thus this scent is strong, true, natural, and perfect for bath and body products. We have used this fantastic bath and body additive in the  Vanilla Sugar Scrub Cubes Recipe, the Natural Vanilla Body Powder Recipe, and a few other recipes. All of them had that amazing vanilla scent mixed in with their fragrance oils that added to the existing scent to create something even better!

Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics Interested in More Herbs

We hope that you enjoyed this list of some of our favorite herbs to use in our own creations. These are some of the herbs that we carry and have found to be exceptional in some way. However, there are many, many more herbs that you can use to create products that are absolutely amazing and all natural. There are some that we have not yet used in our own recipes, that could still help you create lovely and beneficial products. While we have yet to use some of these herbs ourselves, we have researched each and everyone to understand exactly how the herbs will enhance your products. So, you will be able to create a recipe that is perfectly fit to your needs. If you are interested in looking through all the herbs that we carry, then check out the Herbs and Spices Page on the Natures Garden website.