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Oct
13

20 Ways to Use Pumpkin in Bath and Body Recipes


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20 Ways to Use Pumpkin20 Ways to Use Pumpkin in Bath Bath and Body Recipes

It is that time of year again!  Pumpkin lover’s rejoice!  Pumpkin everything surrounds you.  Today, we will show you 20 ways to use pumpkin that you are going to love!  Whether you are a candle maker or a soap maker you must read on to see just what you can make with the wonderful 20 ways to use pumpkin.

Also, for anyone local, we have the perfect pumpkin patch that you MUST visit! Burnham Orchards is perfect for both pumpkins and apples.  While you are there, go for a hayride with the kids or help them pick out their pumpkins!  This is a place both the young and young at heart can enjoy. Once you have picked your pumpkins be sure to watch them launch a pumpkin from a cannon.

20 Ways to Use Pumpkin Powders and Pumpkin Oil

Pumpkin Seed OilPumpkin Seed Oil

Pumpkin seed oil is a carrier oil that is used in a wide range of soap and cosmetic recipes.  It’s a darker oil that has a natural nutty aroma.  Some prefer their soaping oils to be lighter and minimal natural scent, but despite its natural color and scent, pumpkin seed oil is packed with nutrients.  It has Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids, Vitamins E, A, and C, and it is rich in the mineral zinc. Pumpkin seed oil is easily absorbed into the skin and helps to repair dry, damaged skin.

Pumpkin Pie Spice Powder BlendPumpkin Pie Spice Powder Blend

Next, Pumpkin Pie Spice Powder is a natural spice blend of cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and nutmeg.  Natures Garden’s organic Pumpkin Pie Spice Blend can be used in anything from handmade soap to bath fizzies to wax melt recipes.

Pumpkin Seed PowderPumpkin Seed Powder

Pumpkin seed powder can be used in a variety of your homemade cosmetic recipes. These pumpkin seeds contains an array of nutrients which are beneficial to your body.  Pumpkin seeds contain 18 amino acids, omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids, phosphorus, manganese, magnesium, zinc, iron, copper, and vitamin K.  Pumpkin seed powder is used in cosmetics for its antioxidant, nourishing, and skin softening properties.

20 Ways to Use Pumpkin Fragrance Oils

Fragrance Oils are another way to incorporate pumpkin into your handmade candle recipes as well as bath and body recipes.  Pumpkin fragrance oils are our most popular scents in candles as well as bath and body products in both the fall and winter months.

 

Pumpkin Crunch Cake Fragrance OilPumpkin Crunch Cake Fragrance Oil

You are going to go crazy for this fragrance oil by Natures Garden! This bakery scent is the aroma of delicious warm pumpkin pie filling with notes of creamy milk; rounded out with yellow cake that has been freshly baked, drizzled with melted butter, pecans, and hints of spice.


Pumpkin Pie Spice Fragrance Oil
Pumpkin Pie Spice Fragrance Oil

This spiced pumpkin fragrance oil by Natures Garden is the aroma of sweet creamy pumpkin, followed with hints of spicy nutmeg, cinnamon, clove, and ginger; surrounded with warm buttery vanilla notes.

Frosted Pumpkin Type Fragrance OilFrosted Pumpkin Type Fragrance oil

Frosted Pumpkin Type Fragrance Oil by Natures Garden is a replication of a famous aroma.  This pumpkin fragrance oil starts with refreshing citrus top notes of fresh lemon, followed by middle notes of warm pumpkin and hints of spicy nutmeg and ginger; rounded with a base of sugary maple and creamy vanilla frosting.

Pleasingly Pumpkin Fragrance OilPleasingly Pumpkin Fragrance Oil

This pumpkin fragrance oil by Natures Garden is similar to the famous sweet pumpkin fragrance.  It is the sugar and creamy mixture of spicy pumpkin puree with warm notes of butter and sweet vanilla cream.

Pumpkin Apple Butter Fragrance OilPumpkin Apple Butter Fragrance Oil

Next, a fragrance oil by Natures Garden that will lift your spirits and get you ready for the holidays starting with top notes of apple, orange, pear, cherries, and pineapple, the fragrance is followed by hints of pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove. This fragrance is closed out with lingering base notes of warm vanilla.  Our customers adore this unique, original, and simply amazing pumpkin fragrance oil! 

Pumpkin Cheesecake Fragrance OilPumpkin Cheesecake Fragrance Oil

Who can resist pumpkin cheesecake?  For those that mist now make a pumpkin cheesecake, here is a recipe! I will be trying this tonight. Now, back to the fragrance oil! Pumpkin Cheesecake fragrance oil by Natures Garden is the delectable scent of ground cinnamon, cardamom, Vermont maple, carrot, whipped cream, rum, and pumpkin puree of course! It is then blended to perfection with cream cheese, caramelized sugar, and French vanilla.  Can you see why this is my favorite pumpkin scent?

Pumpkin Eggnog Fragrance OilPumpkin Eggnog Fragrance Oil

Another option is Pumpkin Eggnog Fragrance Oil by Natures Garden. This is the perfect blend of eggnog and warm pumpkin pie!  This fragrance is magical! It is the combination of sweet and creamy vanilla custard and fresh pumpkin and crisp apple. It is rounded out with hints of spices of cinnamon and clove, with an ever so subtle base of cedar and musk.

Pumpkin Roll Fragrance OilPumpkin Roll Fragrance Oil

Next, pumpkin rolls, another holiday tradition in my family!  They’re sweet, creamy, delicious. This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is does not disappoint, smelling just like the real thing!  However, if you really are wanting to make the real thing, here is a recipe. Now, the fragrance oil, it has notes of sweet sugar pumpkin puree spiced with hints of cinnamon, and nutmeg layered onto a warm, sweet-butter crust, drizzled with maple and honey.

Pumpkin Walnut Biscotti Fragrance OilPumpkin Walnut Biscotti Fragrance Oil

Ok, so I have never actually tried a pumpkin biscotti, but if they taste as good as this fragrance smells, I will be getting some this weekend for sure. The aroma of freshly baked Italian biscotti with delicious notes of pumpkin and fresh walnuts. With tops notes of almond and cherry, followed by middle notes of pumpkin and warm base notes of biscotti cookie, walnuts, vanilla you will definitely need to add this one to your holiday fragrance oil list.

20 Ways to Use Pumpkin in Candles

Now, we have talked about the products you can use in pumpkin candles.  So, let’s talk about how Natures Garden’s creative team has used pumpkin in our free candle and wax melt recipes. These candles also use many of the fragrance oils listed above.

Pumpkin Pie Candle RecipePumpkin Pie Candle Recipe

First, our pumpkin pie candle recipe is perfect for all you pumpkin lovers. This homemade candle recipe uses both a container wax and pillar wax.  The pillar wax is used for the adorable pumpkin embed that tops the Joy Wax candle. This candle making tutorial will show you how to make a layered candle and how to whip candle wax. Finally, we scented this handcrafted pumpkin candle with Natures Garden’s Pumpkin Pie Spice Fragrance Oil.

Pumpkin Cheesecake Wax Melts RecipePumpkin Cheesecake Wax Melts Recipe

This next candle making recipe is perfect for those making wax tarts for wax melters.  This recipe includes pumpkin creatively in two different way.  First, the wax melts are scented with Natures Garden Pumpkin Cheesecake Fragrance Oil, which happens to be my favorite pumpkin scent!  This layered wax melt is a layered tart using Pillar of Bliss Candle Wax with a whipped Joy Wax topping.  Then, we top it off with a decorative sprinkle of our Pumpkin Pie Spice Powder.

 

Pumpkin Delight Clamshell Tarts RecipePumpkin Delight Clamshell Tarts Recipe

So now, we have the wonderful Pumpkin Delight Clamshell Tarts Recipe.  This clamshell wax melts are scent with Pumpkin Crunch Cake Fragrance Oil. This recipe is another layered wax melt recipe.  I know what you’re thinking, how do I choose between the cheese cake and crunch cake.  Well here is the benefit to using clamshells for your melts, instant packaging!  All you have to do is close the lid and add a label.  So, this recipe is perfect for those looking for convenience.  The packaging is quick and all you have to worry about is making an amazing label!

 

20 Ways to use Pumpkin in Soap Making

Now, whether you make cold process soap or melt and pour, here are some pumpkin soap making recipes. Whether you are just looking to add a pumpkin fragrance oil, or you want to add a little pumpkin spice to your like Natures Garden has got you covered.  Look no further these soap making recipes are all kind of pumpkin fun! Below, you will find a few more of the 20 ways to use pumpkin.

Carrot Cold Process Soap RecipeCarrot Cold Process Soap Recipe

First, our Carrot Cold Process Soap Recipe.  This cp soap recipe from Nature’s Garden uses our Frosted Pumpkin Fragrance Oil and real baby food.  This soap recipe is packed with oils that your body will thank you for!

Carrot Cupcake Soap RecipeCarrot Cupcake Soap Recipe

This next recipe shows you how to create cute little frosted soap cupcakes with our Carrot Cupcake Soap Recipe!  These melt and pour cupcake soaps use our pumpkin pie spice blend to give this fun soap recipe a decorative finish. They also use Natures Garden’s Goat Milk Melt and Pour Soap Base and Carrot Cupcake Fragrance Oil.

Pumpkin Puke Soap Jelly RecipePumpkin Puke Soap Jelly Recipe

Now, something for the kids!  Every parent knows it can at times be hard to get the kiddos to take a bath.  So, why not make bath time fun with this super cool Pumpkin Puke Soap Jelly Recipe. Not only will they have fun using the soap jelly, but they can even decorate the jar like a pumpkin!  In addition, it is scented with Pumpkin Roll Fragrance Oil. So they will smell sweet and pumpkiny!

Pumpkin Puree Cold Process Soap Recipe

Finally, we created the Pumpkin Puree Cold Process Soap Recipe using real pumpkin puree and our Pumpkin Apple Butter Fragrance Oil. This cold process soap recipe is perfect!  It’s packed with skin loving oils, including pumpkin seed oil and it’s topped off with a decorative dollop of soap resembling whipped cream.

20 Ways to use Pumpkin in Other Recipes

Next, we’ve talked about soap making, we’ve talked about candles but pumpkin really can be incorporated into so many types of cosmetic recipes too. Whether you want to make a scrub or a room scent read below for more pumpkin ideas.

Pumpkin Eggnog Foaming Sugar Scrub RecipePumpkin Eggnog Foaming Sugar Scrub

First, we have the Pumpkin Eggnog Foaming Sugar Scrub.  This body scrub recipe uses Natures Garden’s Whipped Soap Base. Learn how to make a festive fall sugar scrub with this scrub making tutorial.  Of course, this handcrafted cosmetic recipe was scented with Pumpkin Eggnog Fragrance Oil.

Pumpkin Sugar Scrub RecipePumpkin Sugar Scrub Recipe

Now, we have our Pumpkin Sugar Scrub Recipe.  Not only does this recipe use Pumpkin Walnut Biscotti Fragrance Oil, it also uses pumpkin pie spice powder and pumpkin seed oil.  Not only does this layered scrub look awesome, it’s an all over treat for your body.

Pinecone Firestarters RecipePinecone Firestarters Recipe

Next, on our list of 20 ways to use pumpkin, we have pinecone firestarters!  This recipe uses Pleasingly Pumpkin Fragrance Oil to fill your home with the wonderful aroma while warming your home.

 

 

20 Ways to use Pumpkin with Soap and Candle Embed Molds

Pumpkin Embed MoldsPumpkin Embed Molds

First, we have the pumpkin embed mold.  This tiny pumpkin mold is perfect for both candle making and soap making.  These pumpkins are perfect for topping your handmade soaps and homemade candles.

 

Silicone Pumpkin MoldSilicone Pumpkin Mold

Next, we have a pumpkin mold that can not only be used for mp soap, but also cold process soap.  Natures Garden’s silicone molds will withstand heat without any problems making these type of soap molds perfect for cp soapers. The molds would also make adorable pumpkin shaped solid sugar scrubs!

 

Silicone Jack O Lanterns MoldsSilicone Jack O Lanterns Mold

Finally, we have the Jack O Lanterns mold is a great size for your Halloween soaps.  However you can also use a wick pin when pouring your candle wax to create a candle using this pumpkin mold.

 

We have shared the ways we have used pumpkin in our homemade candle, handmade soap, and handcrafted cosmetic recipes.  We are sure there are more than 20 ways to use pumpkin. So now, it’s your turn.  Show us all pumpkiny goodies you have created by posting pictures on our Facebook page.  You can also tag us on Instagram or Twitter @ngscents. We have so much fun looking at all of our customer’s creations!

 

Oct
09

Oils For Soap Making


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Oils For Soap MakingOils For Soap Making

There are quite a few different kinds of oils for soap making. Each type of cosmetic oil has different properties that can be used to create batches of soap with different qualities. The main qualities that these oils can provide for your soap are hardness, cleansing, conditioning, bubbly lather, and creamy lather. Whether you are in interested in creating a moisturizing bar of soap, extremely cleansing bar of soap, or want to create a different kind of soap there are a few things you will need to know, a bit about the oils you are using is just one of those things. So, it can be useful to understand the impact that each of these cosmetic oils can have on your soap batch. At Natures Garden you can find all kinds of bulk oils for soap making that would be wonderful for making your own soap recipes! So, we will go over a few of the soaping oils that you could use to create your homemade soap making.

Oils For Soap Making Apricot Kernel OilOils For Soap Making Apricot Kernel Oil

First, we have a lovely cosmetic oil that is perfect for moisturizing the skin. Apricot kernel oil will easily absorb into your skin and provide your skin with the deep nourishment that it deserves. This oil is perfect for soap making and can be used in either cold or hot process soap with a recommended usage rate of 5%-10%. This oil is excellent, luxurious, and very conditioning! In fact, this oil will provide you soap bars with some amazing conditioning properties. Since this oil is such a skin loving cosmetic ingredient, it is sure to transfer this ability to your handmade soaps. Also, this oil will provide your bars with a slightly harder finished soap with a creamier lather.

Oils For Soap Making Avocado OilOils For Soap Making Avocado Oil

Another great soaping oil that you can add to your homemade recipes is avocado oil with a usage rate of 5%-30%. This lovely oil is perfect for skin care and would be wonderful in your homemade cold process soap. Not only is this oil wonderful for moisturizing your skin, but this cosmetic oil is gentle enough for even sensitive skin. Further, this soaping ingredient will provide a creamy lather as well as a conditioning properties that you will love in your homemade products! 

Oils For Soap Making Castor OilOils For Soap Making Castor Oil

Also, you can use castor oil to create lovely soap by adding this oil to your own recipes. Castor oil is a humectant so, it will attract moisture to your skin. This oil provides your soap with conditioning properties as well as a lather that is both very creamy and bubbly! You will love this oil in your homemade recipes. You can use about 5%-7% to get these lovely properties in your bars. Just make sure that you don’t use too much because more than 10% could make your soaps sticky.

Oils For Soap Making Coconut OilOils For Soap Making Coconut Oil 76

Further, you can incorporate coconut oil 76 in your homemade soap recipes. Coconut oil 76 will stay in a solid state in temperatures below 76 degrees Fahrenheit. Coconut oil will provide you with a harder and whiter soap bar with a bubbly lather. Also, this cosmetic ingredient is a very cleansing oil that is perfect for soap making. While this oil is not very conditioning, this can be countered by superfatting the recipe. Since this oil can strip the skin of natural oils and leave the skin dry when used above 30-35%, you can use a higher amount of other oils that are highly conditioning for the skin. This will allow your bar to be cleansing as well as moisturizing. We recommend no more than 20% of oil for soap making in your recipe.

Oils For Soap Making Coconut Oil FractionatedOils For Soap Making Fractionated Coconut Oil

Although, fractionated coconut oil has similar properties to coconut oil 76 in a bar of soap, there are also some differences. Fractionated coconut oil will contribute to making a bar of soap that will both be cleansing and provide a more bubbly lather. Furthermore, this cosmetic oil will provide you with a bar soap that is harder. While this oil won’t provide your bar of soap with any conditioning properties, you can easily pair this oil with other ingredients that are more conditioning. Combining ingredients with differing traits will make sure that you have a bar of soap with properties that are well-rounded. In addition, fractionated coconut oil contains only the medium-chain triglycerides of coconut oil making it liquid at room temperature. Finally, it has an almost unlimited shelf life.

Oils For Soap Making Grapeseed OilOils For Soap Making Grapeseed Oil

Also, you can use grapeseed oil in your own homemade recipes for making soap from scratch. This cosmetic oil is useful for adding some extra conditioning properties to your soap bars. In fact, this oil is typically used to superfat a recipe. So, this oil would be great for pairing with coconut oil to create a cleansing recipe that won’t dry out your skin. Plus, grapeseed oil will absorb easily into the skin. This means that your skin will be perfectly moisturized without a greasy feeling.  Further, this cosmetic ingredient will provide your recipe with a bit of a creamy lather and a slightly harder bar. Our recommended usage rate for grapeseed oil is up to 5%.

Oils For Soap Making Jojoba OilOils For Soap Making Jojoba Oil

Jojoba oil is another lovely cosmetic oil that can be used for soap making. Plus, this ingredient is a luxurious oil that is perfect for conditioning your skin. So, this oil will provide your soap with a bit of a conditioning property. Not only is this ingredient perfect for moisturizing the body, but this oil has remarkable absorption and will sink deep down into the skin. While this lovely oil is great for creating deeply moisturizing bars of soap, this ingredient may speed up trace, so you will want to be prepared to work a bit quicker with this batch. You can use 5-10% of this carrier oil in your soap making recipe. Further, jojoba oil has a long shelf, which is uncommon for luxury oils, of about 1-2 years. 

Oils For Soap Making Macadamia Nut OilOils For Soap Making Macadamia Nut Oil

Next, you can use macadamia nut oil for soap making. Macadamia nut oil provides wonderful nourishment for aging skin. In addition, this skin loving oil will easily absorb into your skin without a greasy feel left behind. This lovely carrier oil is is high in both omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids. Since the levels of antioxidants are high, macadamia nut oil is not prone to rancidity. We recommend using no more than 10% of this oil in your handmade soap recipe.

Oils For Soap Making Meadowfoam Seed OilOils For Soap Making Meadowfoam Seed Oil

Furthermore, you can use meadowfoam seed oil for soap making. Adding this soaping oil to your soap from scratch will provide both conditioning and a bit of cleansing properties. While this oil has no fatty acids, it is still quite conditioning for the skin. In fact, this oil is so conditioning that meadowfoam seed oil is often used to superfat the soap batch. Also, this oil has an excellent resistance to oxidation and is not prone to rancidity. Additionally, this cosmetic oil can be used as a binder that may help to increase the life of fragrance oil. So, this oil is perfect to make scent in soap last longer. You can use this cosmetic oil at about 5-10%.

Oils For Soap Making Olive OilOils For Soap Making Olive Oil

Olive oil is a very popular cosmetic ingredient that can be used to create homemade soap. This oil is a very conditioning oil that is perfect for creating a moisturizing bars of soap. Due to this property, many people can use this cosmetic ingredient to create Castille Soap, which is also referred to baby soap. This soft baby soap is made from olive oil with no other cosmetic oils added. Another type of soap that this oil is used to create is Marseille soap, which is made with 72% or more of this oil. This second type of soaping recipe is created to add other oils and create a better lather. Since Olive Oil can leave a lather that is a bit “slimy” with limited bubbles, many would prefer to add other oils to create a better kind of lather. Also, this soap making oil can be used to add some hardness to the bar and a bit of a creamy lather to your batch.   

Oils For Soap Making Palm OilOils For Soap Making Palm Oil

Additionally, you can use palm oil to create your homemade soap recipes. In fact, this oil, along with olive oil and coconut oil, is one of the most common oils that is used for making soap. This cosmetic additive will provide your batch of soap with a few different beneficial properties. Due to the properties of conditioning, a creamy lather, and a hard bar that are added to the bar from the soaping oils, this batch of soap is commonly enjoyed by soap makers. It is solid a room temperature. Although this cosmetic ingredient is great for making quality bars of soap, you need to be ready as it can speed up trace.

Oils For Soap Making Pumpkin Seed OilOils For Soap Making Pumpkin Seed Oil

Also, pumpkin seed oil is a great soap making oil that you can use for your handcrafted bars of soap. This cosmetic ingredient is a dark oil that contains nutrients to the skin, like vitamins A,C,E,K, and zinc. As well as providing nutrients to the skin, this oil can provide some lovely qualities to the batch of soap. This cosmetic oil mostly provides conditioning properties. Further, the oil can provide a bit of hardness and a creamy lather and has a slight nutty aroma. Finally, the recommended usage rate is 5-10%.

Oils For Soap Making Rice Bran OilOils For Soap Making Rice Bran Oil

Further, you can use rice bran oil in your homemade soap making recipes, containing lots of antioxidants and vitamins. This cosmetic oil is perfect for mature and sensitive skin types. Not only is this oil great for more sensitive types of skin, but rice bran oil can provide your bars with some lovely properties. First, this oil can give your bar conditioning properties. Also, this oil can give your bar wonderful creamy lathering properties. So, soaps that use this cosmetic oil will create a soap batch with a conditioning, rich, creamy lather.

Oils For Soap Making Safflower OilOils For Soap Making Safflower Oil

Also, safflower oil is a lovely cosmetic oil that can be used to create nice bars of homemade soap. First of all, this soap making oil is very conditioning. Plus, oil can provide slight properties of hardness and creamy lather to the soap. So, you can create a mild and very moisturizing bar of soap with this oil. You can use up 5-15% of this ingredient.

Oils For Soap Making Sesame Seed OilOils For Soap Making Sesame Seed Oil

Another great oil for soap making is sesame seed oil. This lovely ingredient is said to be helpful in treating eczema and psoriasis. Further, this cosmetic oil will provide conditioning power, a creamy, stable lather, and a silky feel. Furthermore, this ingredient can be used to slow down the trace in your batch. Also, sesame seed oil has a natural, nutty aroma with a long shelf life, this oil is not prone to rancidity. You can use 5-10% of this oil in your batch.

Oils For Soap Making Sunflower OilOils For Soap Making Sunflower Oil

Furthermore, you can add sunflower oil to your soap making recipe. This cosmetic ingredient is most commonly chosen to slow down trace, which is very helpful for creating some swirled soap. So, you will have more time to work with your batch and get creative! Also, this cosmetic oil can provide lovely properties of this batch of cold process soap. This oil will add conditioning properties, a creamy lather, and a silky feel. Further, Sunflower Oil can naturally resist rancidity due to its high vitamin E content. If you choose to use this oil in your soap batch, then you can use up to 25% in soap batches. Just realize that using a high percentage of this oil will create a softer bar. So, it may be helpful to pair this oil with another ingredient that will strengthen your bar.

Oils For Soap Making Sweet Almond OilOils For Soap Making Sweet Almond Oil

Another cosmetic oil that you can include in your homemade soap making recipes is sweet almond oil. This ingredient is a light oil that is perfect for adding some skin care qualities to the soap bars. This soaping oil is perfect for conditioning purposes. Furthermore, this oil will absorb perfectly into your skin and provide your deepest layers with nourishment. Also, you can use 5-10% of this cosmetic oil in your soaping batch.

Creating Your Own Homemade Soap

Now that you have learned a bit more about the soaping ingredients can impact your final product, it would be a great time to create you very own soap recipe! You can choose a few of your favorite cosmetic oils and use the Recipe Calculator on Soapcalc to perfectly formulate the perfect soap making recipes. While it is super fun to make your very own recipe, you can check out our formulations. The Cold Process Soap Recipes page on the Natures Garden website has quite a few different types of soap recipes that may be great for you. All you have to do is take a look through the recipes we created and try your favorites.

Aug
21

Best Oils For Your Hair Type


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Best Oils For Your Hair TypeBest Oils For Your Hair Type

When creating your own conditioning recipes, knowing the best oils for your hair type is extremely helpful! Today, Natures Garden reviews the properties of luscious oils and the effects they have on hair. While many oils can be used for a few different types of hair, it’s easier to formulate a recipe with an understanding of the properties of the oils. Depending on your hair type, you may need to adjust amounts and mix different oils. But, this basic review of cosmetic oils is a good place to start!

Best Oils For Your Hair Type All Hair Types

Just as each hair type has different qualities, all oils have different properties. While there are oils that work best for specific hair types, some oils work well for everyone. There are other oils have more distinct qualities that only work for a few hair types. However, these more universal oils provide nutrients that every head of hair would need. So, these next few oils are the ones that everyone could include in their hair care easily. They provide deep moisturization, absorb fairly quickly, and any excess oil washes out easily. This means that you can get the perfect amount of moisture without heavy oils weighing down your hair.

Best Oils For Your Hair Type Coconut OilBest Oils For Your Hair Type Coconut Oil

Coconut Oil is a perfect cosmetic oil for all types of hair. This oil is very similar to our own natural oils, so even greasy hair can benefit from using a bit of this oil. Adding coconut oil to your hair care will help to replenish your strands essential nutrients and keep your natural oil production at a healthy level. Plus, this cosmetic oil is packed full of essential nutrients that will strengthen strands and promote hair growth.

Best Oils For Your Hair Type Jojoba  Oil

Since Jojoba Oil is similar in content to your natural hair oils, this is a perfect addition to any conditioning recipe. Due to this oil’s similarity, it won’t disturb your balance of oils. This means that this oil would make a nice addition to products for any hair type. Plus, this cosmetic oil contains nutrients that will leave your hair feeling soft and shiny. Further, this oil is very soothing to the scalp and could help reduce dandruff.

Best Oils For Your Hair Type Vitamin E OilBest Oils For Your Hair Type Vitamin E Oil

A bit of Vitamin E Oil in any hair care product is beneficial. This oil is a thick, rich oil that wonderfully nourishes the hair. This cosmetic oil makes a wonderful addition to hair care products as an added supplement that will nourish and care for your hair.

Best Oils For Your Hair Type Oily HairBest Oils For Your Hair Type Oily Hair

We all need conditioner, but you may need a little less. This excess of natural oils has you never wanting to add more oils. You don’t want to neglect your ends, but your scalp seems to have all of your moisturization covered. Trying to figure out a perfect routine for your greasy hair can become frustrating. Every head of hair is different, so there is experimenting involved to finding your own regime. But, we’d like to share some oils that would work best for those with an oily hair type. This way you can create a conditioner that works for you and keeps your ends moisturized, without becoming too oily at the scalp.

Best Oils For Your Hair Type Grapeseed Oil

Grapeseed Oil is a light, moisturizing cosmetic oil that will get your hair shiny without feeling greasy. This oil will absorb fairly quickly to provide your hair with needed proteins and minerals. So, you won’t be left with heavy oils weighing down your hair.

 

Best Oils For Your Hair Type Sunflower OilBest Oils For Your Hair Type Sunflower Oil

Also, Sunflower Oil is a great choice for those with oily locks. While this oil contains nutrients that are important for healthy hair, this cosmetic oil is light and perfect for this hair type. This oil is light, easily absorbed. This means that the oils won’t cling to your hair and add to your natural oils. Plus, Sunflower Oil penetrates deep into each individual strand to ensure that all your hair has been taken care of.

Best Oils For Your Hair Type Argan OilBest Oils For Your Hair Type Argan Oil

Next, we have an oil that those with oily hair are going to love. Argan Oil is an ultralight oil that won’t leave your hair greasy. However, this doesn’t mean that this oil isn’t perfect for moisturizing your ends. This oil is perfect for hydrating, as the oil sinks in quickly and easily. This oil is able to penetrate deep into the hair to repair any damage. So, you can get the right level of moisture and shine exactly where you need it.

Best Oils For Your Hair Type Frizzy or Dry HairBest Oils For Your Hair Type Frizzy or Dry Hair

If you have dry, frizzy, or damaged hair, then you are going to need some powerful moisturizing power. Not only do you want to use nourishing conditioner, but a hair mask from time to time may be necessary. So, you may need some thicker and oils with more a more protective quality in your own hair care products.

 

Best Oils For Your Hair Type Macadamia Nut OilBest Oils For Your Hair Type Macadamia Nut Oil

Dry and frizzy hair can benefit from using Macadamia Nut Oil. This oil is perfect for the most dried out and damaged hair. Nut based oils tend to be more nourishing and this specific nut based oil is one of the richest. Since this oil is very moisturizing, you could potentially overuse this oil. It is best to use as a deep conditioning hair mask every so often. Depending on the level of dryness or heat damage that you experience would determine how much you need. This luxurious oil could work perfectly in hair mask recipes used on a weekly or biweekly basis.

Best Oils For Your Hair Type Meadowfoam Seed OilBest Oils For Your Hair Type Meadowfoam Seed Oil

This oil is great for dry or damaged hair. Both shine and moisture are added to your hair due to the oil. Not only does Meadowfoam Seed Oil lock in the moisture, but it is known to have some UV light protection against sun damage. So, this oil will be perfect for protecting your dry, damaged hair.

Best Oils For Your Hair Type LanolinBest Oils For Your Hair Type Lanolin Oil USP Liquid

If your hair has become unbearably dry, then you may want to try out Lanolin in your homemade conditioner. This ingredient is thick, but it sure does moisturize! This oil will lock in moisture and add extra protection. Also, this oil will likely be better suited for someone with thicker or even curly hair, too. It could be too greasy for some with thinner hair. But, this oil is sure to be perfect for deep, heavy moisturizing that will solve dry hair issues.

Best Oils For Your Hair Type Curly Hair

Curly hair is gorgeous, we just need to know how to care for it! Curly hair is a bit tricky because it is difficult for your natural oils to protect your hair as it grows. This leaves you with hair that is naturally dry. Further, it is nearly impossible to brush your natural oils down to where you need them. So, you are definitely in need some deep conditioning oils that will protect your hair. This means any of your hair care products should contain at least a few oils that will last and protect!

Best Oils For Your Hair Type Castor OilBest Oils For Your Hair Type Castor Oil

Castor Oil is a thicker cosmetic oil that is nice for making products for curly hair. While this oil is a bit more difficult to wash out after using, this amazing oil has the nourishment that curly hair craves. First, this oil is exceptional at drawing moisture into your hair and retaining your natural moisture, as well. So, your luscious locks will be left shiny, moisturized, and soft after a few uses! Further, castor oil will coat and protect your hair from the friction damage that comes from brushing or washing your hair. Ultimately, this oil can sometimes help reduce frizz, split ends, and add some shine.

Best Oils For Your Hair Type Avocado OilBest Oils For Your Hair Type Avocado Oil

Another great oil for moisturizing your curly hair is Avocado Oil. This lovely oil will nourish and strengthen your hair. Since curly hair needs deep moisturization, this oil is perfect! Avocado Oil will sink in and moisturize from root to tip. Furthermore, this oil can help repair damage and strengthen your strands. Plus, this oil is perfect for taming frizz, detangling, and adding shine!

Best Oils For Your Hair Type Thick HairBest Oils For Your Hair Type Thick Hair

Everyone thinks that thick hair must be a dream come true, but there are a few things you still need to worry about. While full hair is pretty great for creating gorgeous hairdos, it is a lot to manage! It takes forever to blow dry, brush, and fix. Plus, it can be difficult for moisture to get all the way down into thick hair. So, here are some oils that work well specifically for thicker hair.

Best Oils For Your Hair Type Olive Oil Best Oils For Your Hair Type Olive Oil

Olive oil is a rich ingredient that is packed full of nourishment for your hair. This oil is a deeply moisturizing oil that is full of vitamins and antioxidants. These nutrients help seal in moisture and protect your hair. This oil is not only great for moisturizing, but this oil is perfect for thick hair. As you work Olive Oil into your luscious locks, the oil will begin to nourish your hair. Plus, this hair type is better able to handle this thicker, more moisturizing oil.

Best Oils For Your Hair Type Avocado OilBest Oils For Your Hair Type Avocado Oil

Also, Avocado Oil is a great oil that could be helpful for thicker hair. This oil is full of vitamins, antioxidants, minerals, fatty acids, and biotin, which are amazing for hair care. This oil will perfectly moisturize without the downfall of leaving stiff residue on the hair. Plus, this oil is a perfect detangler, as it is naturally lubricating without making hair too greasy. So, this a great oil to help better manage all that glorious hair!

Best Oils For Your Hair Type Fine HairBest Oils For Your Hair Type Fine Hair

Whether you have thick or thin hair, you could have fine hair. Fine hair actually refers to the thickness of individual strands. This results in fine hair strands, hair that is fragile and is more susceptible to breakage. Plus, fine hair requires lighter oils for conditioning, as heavy oils will noticeably weigh down the hair. While you don’t want that to happen, it is important to still provide your hair with moisture. So, you need to know what oils would work best in your customized shampoo and conditioner recipes.

Best Oils For Your Hair Type Grapeseed Oil

We’re back again with the Grapeseed Oil! Not only is this a good hair for oily hair, but this oil will help strengthen your hair! This oil contains essential nutrients that your strands can really benefit from! Adding this cosmetic oil to your hair care products will promote hair growth and strength that is perfect for fine strands as well. After this oil is absorbed by your hair, the oil fortifies and strengthens your strands. This will prevent split ends and breaking, as well as reduce thinning hair and frizz.

Best Oils For Your Hair Type Safflower OilBest Oils For Your Hair Type Safflower Oil

Another great oil for fine hair is Safflower Oil. Safflower oil is perfect for hair growth and strengthening hair. This oil supplements the protein in your individual strands to provide extra strength that your hair needs. Since fine hair has thinner strands and is more prone to breakage, this oil is perfect for managing your hair! Also, this oil is especially great if you are trying to grow your hair out longer.

 

Best Oils For Your Hair Type Thin Hair

While everyone seems to want thicker hair, there are some perks to having thinner hair. It’s easier to control and takes less time to manage. So, your hair may not require deep, revitalizing conditioning, your hair still needs the care of nourish oils. Whether the oils that you choose are great for adding volume, moisture, or nutrients, these oils are light and perfect for thinner hair types.

Best Oils For Your Hair Type Sweet Almond OilBest Oils For Your Hair Type Sweet Almond Oil

Your hair is going to need an oil that is light and absorbs easily. So, Sweet Almond Oil is the perfect oil! While this oil is full of moisturizing power, this oil will not leave your hair feeling weighed down. This oil will absorb quickly into the hair so that it gets the nourishment it requires. However, this oil won’t leave behind a heavy coating on the surface of your strands. You can strengthen your individual strands without getting too oily.

Best Oils For Your Hair Type Sesame Seed OilBest Oils For Your Hair Type Sesame Seed Oil

Also, Sesame Seed Oil Is a perfect oil for thin hair types. This oil is non greasy and perfect for moisturizing. This oil prevents moisture loss as it conditions and leaves a soft shine to your hair. Further, this cosmetic oil is great for adding fullness and volume to both fine or thin hair types. So, this is a perfect way to moisturize and add body to your hair.

 

Best Oils For Your Hair Type Additional Hair Qualities to Consider

In addition to the different qualities that hair can have, there are various issues that could need attention. These oils have been shown to be useful for reducing some kind of issue that is common with hair. If you are experiencing hair loss, dandruff, or premature graying, then some of these oils below may be perfect for you!

Best Oils For Your Hair Type Dandruff Prone HairBest Oils For Your Hair Type Dandruff Prone Hair

A dry scalp is really a pain. Not only do you have to worry about flecks in your hair, but this dry skin can end up on clothes, too. Talk about ruining a nice occasion. But, you aren’t trapped and there is a solution! There are many moisturizing oils that are perfect for fighting dandruff. So, here are a couple great choices for your hair care.

Best Oils For Your Hair Type Safflower OilBest Oils For Your Hair Type Safflower Oil

Safflower Oil is great for improving hair growth. This oil contains rich ingredients, like oleic acid and Vitamin E, that are perfect for the scalp. Applying this oil to your scalp will provide the moisture your skin needs. This will create healthier skin on your scalp and reduce dandruff. Plus, this oil isn’t very heavy and will be easy to incorporate into hair products for all hair types.

Best Oils For Your Hair Type Olive Oil

Olive Oil is another oil that is great for moisturizing the scalp. This cosmetic oil is full of healthy, fatty acids that will both enrich and protect your hair. Plus, the vitamins that this oil contains help deal with bald patches and banish dandruff. However, realize that this oil is thick and is better suited for thicker hair. Otherwise, this oil may weigh your hair down too much.

 

Best Oils For Your Hair Type Hair Loss

It can be easy to get hair pulled out from time to time, especially with longer hair. But sometimes, you may feel like you are just losing too much. On the other hand, you could have an underlying skin issue that could be causing hair loss. So, we have a few different oils that have shown to either reduce hair loss, strengthen hair, or promote faster growth.

Best Oils For Your Hair Type Pumpkin Seed Oil

This oil has been known to be great for reducing hair loss. This oil adds essential nutrients that are important for the production of hair. These nutrients, especially zinc and magnesium, can help to not only thicken your hair but to speed up growth, too.

Best Oils For Your Hair Type Apricot Kernel Oil

Apricot Kernel Oil is a perfect oil for promoting hair growth. This oil promotes hair growth by moisturizing the scalp, lubricating the hair follicles, and preventing moisture loss. So, this oil controls the moisture level and promotes hair growth.

Best Oils For Your Hair Type Castor Oil

Also, Castor Oil is wonderful for preventing hair loss for a few reasons. First, this oil is beneficial for those with folliculitis and scalp infections, as this oil has antibacterial and antifungal properties. Plus, this cosmetic oil has properties that increase circulation and replenish natural oils to promote hair growth. Also, this oil will help support and strengthen your hair.

Best Oils For Your Hair Type Premature GrayingBest Oils For Your Hair Type Premature Graying

Nobody is excited for their hair to go gray. While this process will naturally happen as a person gets older, you’d definitely like to stop it from happening right now! So, we have found a few oils that have been known to slow or reduce the appearance of graying hair. While this won’t alter the natural process of hair as you age, these oils can be used to help reduce premature graying!

Best Oils For Your Hair Type Rice Bran Oil

The antioxidants and high Vitamin E content in Rice Bran Oil are very beneficial to the hair. This cosmetic oil acts as an anti-aging product for your skin. While this oil won’t dye previously existing gray hair, this oil will help prevent premature graying of hair before it happens. Thus, this oil replenishes essential nutrients in your hair.

Best Oils For Your Hair Type Sesame Seed OilBest Oils For Your Hair Type Sesame Seed Oil

Also, Sesame Seed Oil can be used to help retain your natural color for longer. By massaging this oil into your scalp you will be adding this oil’s natural properties to the base of your hair. This will slow graying by darkening your hair and helping it to remain healthy.

Best Oils For Your Hair Type

While many of these oils can benefit other hair types, categorizing these oils helps to understand their beneficial properties. Also, you may fine it most beneficial to mix oils from a few different categories depending on your unique hair type.

Also, you can try a hair conditioner base recipe of ours, such as Aloe Cucumber Hair Conditioner Recipe, Bergamot & Tarragon Hair Conditioner Recipe, or Cucumber Wasabi Cilantro Hair Conditioner Recipe. Alternatively, you can create your own recipe from scratch that incorporates the oils with the best qualities for your needs.

Nov
09

Pumpkin Sugar Scrubs


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Pumpkin Spice ScrubsWhat a fun time I had with the Pumpkin Sugar Scrubs Recipe as my first solo attempt at melt and pour homemade soap making.  We have a wide variety of pumpkin products such as molds, pumpkin fragrance oils, pumpkin powders, and even pumpkin recipes to satisfy your craving for this seasonal scent.  For now, I’m all about making melt and pour soaps and learning all I can about the different products here at Natures Garden, learning the techniques, and trying out the fabulous recipes.  I decided that making small, solid pumpkin sugar scrubs as my first official project was appropriate for this time of year.

I am brand-spanking-new to the wonderful world of soap making and part of the fun is figuring it out! I did some research on Pinterest and looked over a couple of our solid sugar scrubs recipes before coming up with this ridiculously fun recipe:

Ingredients used:                                                                                            

 

Tools needed:Silicone Soap Mold - 24 Mini Pumpkins

I included turmeric and carrot powder in the recipe both for their coloring properties and skin-loving benefits.  As this was my first attempt to make this recipe, I carefully prepped my work area and laid out all of the ingredients and tools I would need for this recipe.   Below is the step-by-step instructions that I followed:

Step 11. Place the silicone pumpkin soap mold off to the side.
2. Measure out your powders! I did this by placing one of my glass measuring containers on the scale, taring it to 0, then adding my powders one at a time (tare in between the powders if you’d prefer not to do any math).
3. Add 30g vegetable glycerin to your small glass bowl with your powders and stir until it is thoroughly mixed and you have created a paste free of lumps.  Place to the side.
4. Measure out your sugar and place to the side.
5. Measure out your oils.
6. Cut 175g of your melt and pour base and place in you microwavable bowl.
7. Microwave your soap in 30 second intervals, stirring in between, making sure it is melted. If you have a more powerful microwave, you can do it for shorter bursts of time.
8. Once that soap is completely melted, add your Pumpkin Walnut Biscotti Fragrance oil and your sweet almond and pumpkin seed oil; stir thoroughly.
9. Then pour your powder paste and add your 20 drops of orange oxide into the bowl all while its wet.Step 4
10. Then add the sugar and stir, stir, stir.
11. Once you’ve completely mixed your soap, oils, and sugar pour mixture into the mold and allow the little pumpkin bars (this recipe makes about 24) to set up for 4 hours. Ta-da!

Things got a little weird for me around step 11.   As I was mixing the mixture, it began to harden.  As you will see in the picture, I attempted to pack the mold versus pouring.  I decided to go ahead and re-heat it in the microwave for another 30 seconds.  When I took it out, it was a thick liquid that I stirred with the spatula (just to remix) and then began to poor into the mold.  It poured beautifully into each mold.  As excited as I was that this project seemed to turn out just right , I immediately decided it was time to put them to the true test.  I used a couple of these and they worked really well!  The bar held its shape despite the fact that anytime you add water to sugar, it breaks it down.  I hope you have as much fun as I did using this recipe.