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Nov
20

Christmas Confetti Soap Recipe


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Christmas Confetti Soap RecipeChristmas Confetti Soap Recipe

Christmas Confetti Soap Recipe is a new fragrance fun recipe from Natures Garden Soap Making Supplies.  This layered soap recipe uses our Fruitcake Fragrance Oil and is just in time for Christmas.  If you are looking for a real fruitcake to eat try this recipe, but if you love the scent but not the actual cake, try our Christmas Confetti Soap.  Learn how to make this layered confetti soap using our simple to use melt and pour soap bases and FUN Soap Colorants.

 

 

Christmas Confetti Soap Recipe: Ingredients Found at Natures Garden

Yogurt Melt and Pour Soap Base
Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap
Fruitcake Fragrance Oil
Square Loaf Mold
Vanilla White Color Stabilizer
Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant
Neon Green FUN Soap Colorant
Kelly Green FUN Soap Colorant
Whipped Soap Base
Vegetable Glycerin
8 ounce Clear PET Bullet Bottle
White 24/410 Fine Mist Sprayer

 

Christmas Confetti Soap Recipe: Equipment You Will Need

Cutting Board
Scale
Microwave safe glass containers
Large Knife
Microwave
Hand Held Mixer
Spatula
Wax Paper
Rubbing alcohol in a spray bottle


Christmas Confetti Soap Recipe: 
Green Soap Recipe Weights

415 grams Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap
17 grams Fruitcake Fragrance Oil
17 grams Vanilla White Color Stabilizer
10 drops Neon Green FUN Soap Colorant
2 drops Kelly Green FUN Soap Colorant

Christmas Confetti Soap Recipe: Red Soap Recipe Weights

415 grams Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap
17 grams Fruitcake Fragrance Oil
17 grams Vanilla White Color Stabilizer
9 drops Fun Soap Colorant Tomato Red

Christmas Confetti Soap Recipe: White Soap Recipe Weights

570 grams Yogurt Melt and Pour Soap
28 grams Fruitcake Fragrance Oil
28 grams Vanilla White Color Stabilizer

Christmas Confetti Soap Recipe: Whipped Topping Recipe Weights

150 grams Whipped Soap Base
150 grams Yogurt Melt and Pour Soap
17 grams Vegetable Glycerin
18 grams Fruitcake Fragrance Oil
18 grams Vanilla White Color Stabilizer

Christmas Confetti Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Green Soap 

We will begin by preparing the green soap. A small amount of the green soap will be used for the confetti portion of the soap. The remaining green soap will be used in the loaf portion of the soap.

First, you will need a dish that is safe for the microwave. In this dish, weigh out 415 grams of Natures Garden’s Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap.  Now, melt the clear mp soap base in your microwave. You will want to melt in 30-second bursts, stirring occasionally.  Continue to melt the soap until all the melt and pour soap is in a melted state.  While you are waiting for the soap to melt, lay out a piece of wax paper.

Christmas Confetti Soap Recipe: Prepare your Green Soap

 

 

Next, we will be adding our soap colorant.  Now, add the 10 drops Neon Green FUN Soap Colorant and 2 drops Kelly Green FUN Soap Colorant.  Stir well to completely incorporate the green colorant.  Once all of the soap is colored, add the 17 grams Fruitcake fragrance oil and 17 grams Vanilla White Color Stabilizer.  Mix to blend the fragrance oil and vanilla white.

 

 

Christmas Confetti Soap Recipe: Prepare your Green Soap

 

Finally, pour about 130 grams of the green colored soap onto your sheet of wax paper.  Alternatively, you can use an extra mold to pour your thin layer like I did.  Spray this soap with rubbing alcohol to eliminate any air bubbles.  Allow this to setup.

 

 

 

 

Christmas Confetti Soap Recipe: Prepare your Green Soap

 

 

The remaining green soap will be used for the green portion of your loaf.  So, slowly pour the rest of the green soap into the mold. Then, spray the green soap with rubbing alcohol to release any air bubbles you see in your soap loaf. Next, just allow your soap to setup.

 

 

 

Christmas Confetti Soap Recipe: Prepare your Green Soap

 

 

Once the green soap that was poured on the wax paper has setup, we will begin cutting our confetti.  So, place your soap on a cutting board.  Then, begin cutting the soap into small squares.  Put the cut up soap in a small bowl and set it aside for now.  We will come back to it in just a bit.

 

 

 

Christmas Confetti Soap Recipe: Prepare the Red Soap

We will once again use a portion of the soap for the confetti and the rest will be used in the red layer of the soap loaf. So, cut and melt 415 grams of Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap in the same manner you prepared the green soap. Once again, while the soap is melting, lay out a piece of wax paper.

Christmas Confetti Soap Recipe: Prepare the Red Soap

 

Now, remove the soap from the microwave and add the 9 drops of tomato red soap colorant, 17 grams Fruitcake fragrance oil, and 17 grams Vanilla White Color Stabilizer.  Stir your soap to completely incorporate the colorant and Fruitcake fragrance oil completely.  Then, pour about 130 grams of the melted red soap onto the wax paper.  Allow the soap that you poured on the wax paper to setup.  You can set the bowl of remaining red soap base aside, we will come back to it.

 

 

Christmas Confetti Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Red ConfettiChristmas Confetti Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Red Confetti

Next, once the red confetti soap has setup, use a knife to cut the soap into very small confetti like squares.  Once you have cut them, you can place the red soap in the bowl with the green soap.  Then, go ahead and mix them together.  This will make adding it to your soap easier later.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Christmas Confetti Soap Recipe: Prepare Your White Soap

Christmas Confetti Soap Recipe: Prepare Your White Soap

Once your green layer of soap has setup completely, you can prepare the white layer.  So, in a mixing bowl, melt 570 grams of Yogurt Melt and Pour Soap Base.  Then, add your Fruitcake fragrance oil and Vanilla White,  Finally, use a spoon to mix the soap.

 

 

 

Christmas Confetti Soap Recipe: Prepare Your White Soap

 

Now, spray your previous green soap layer with rubbing alcohol.  Next, pour the melted white soap directly on top of the green layer.  Then, while the white soap base is still in its melted state, drop half of the red and green confetti into the white soap layer.  Finally, spray the white layer with rubbing alcohol to release any air bubbles that have formed in the soap.  Allow the white layer to setup before moving on.

 

 

 

 

Christmas Confetti Soap Recipe: Pour Your Red Soap LayerChristmas Confetti Soap Recipe: Pour Your Red Soap Layer

Now we will melt the red soap layer.  Once the white layer has setup, you will need to remelt the red soap base you set aside earlier.  Remember, you want to melt the soap in 30 second bursts only until it is in a liquid state.  Be careful not to overheat the soap.

 

 

Christmas Confetti Soap Recipe: Pour Your Red Soap Layer

 

Next, we will pour the top red layer. So, once again, spray the previous white soap layer with rubbing alcohol.  Then, pour the red soap directly on top of it.  Finally, spray the red soap with rubbing alcohol to release any air bubbles.  Allow the red soap layer to setup.

 

 

 

 

Christmas Confetti Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Whipped Soap BaseChristmas Confetti Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Whipped Soap Base

Now, we will be preparing the whipped topping for our soap.  You will need to move rather quickly through the next few steps.  First, in a mixing bowl, weigh out the 150 grams of the Natures Garden whipped topping, 18 grams if the vanilla white, 18 grams of the Fruitcake fragrance oil, and 17 grams vegetable glycerin.  Use a hand mixer to bring the whipped soap base to a whipped frosting consistency.

 

 

 

 

Christmas Confetti Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Whipped Soap Base

 

Next, simply place the 150 grams of your Natures Garden Yogurt Melt and Pour Soap in a mixing bowl.  Then use your microwave to melt the soap base.  Melt it to a liquid state, use caution not to overheat the soap.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Once the soap is melted, pour it into the mixing bowl with the whipped soap and the vegetable glycerin.  Begin beating the mixture with a hand held mixer.  When the soap looks like whipped frosting, stop beating.

 

 

 

 

Christmas Confetti Soap Recipe: Topping Your SoapChristmas Confetti Soap Recipe: Topping Your Soap

Next, we will begin topping our soap loaf.  So, using your spoon quickly scoop the soap frosting on top of the soap.  You want it to look like whipped cream on top of the soap.

 

 

 

Christmas Confetti Soap Recipe: Topping Your Soap

 

When all of the soap has been covered with, you can begin adding the confetti.  You will use the remaining red and green confetti to top your whipped cream topping.

 

 

 

 

Christmas Confetti Soap Recipe: Topping Your Soap

 

Finally, allow your soap to setup completely.  Once your soap has setup, you can use your mitre box and cutter to slice your soap.  Then, your Christmas Confetti Soap is ready to use.  We hope you love it and have had as much fun creating it as we did!

 

 

 

For even more fragrance fun check out these free candle, soap making, and cosmetic recipes.  Also, have you created something using our Fruitcake Fragrance Oil?  We would LOVE to see what you have created with it!  Post your pictures on our Facebook page!  You can also tag us on Instagram or Twitter @ngscents.

 

Nov
09

Hair Conditioner for Dark Hair


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Hair Conditioner for Black HairHair Conditioner for Dark Hair

Today we will talk about conditioner for those with dark hair.  We have talked about a daily conditioner for blonde hair and even a hibiscus conditioner for red heads but for those with black hair or even a very dark brown hair, have you ever added black walnut hulls to your hair care recipes? Black walnut hulls are used in natural dark brown and black hair colorants. This handmade hair conditioner for dark hair is made with black walnut hulls to help enhance your natural black and dark brown hair color. In addition, we added meadowfoam seed oil. Meadowfoam seed oil will help add moisture and shine when added to your hair care recipes.  However, the best thing about making your own products is being able to customize and control the ingredients.  This will allow you to customize your conditioner to both your customer’s needs, as well as your own.

 

Hair Conditioner for Dark Hair: Ingredients Available at Natures Garden

VEGETABLE GLYCERIN

BTMS 25 Emulsifier

Meadowfoam Seed Oil

Black Cherry Fragrance Oil

OPTIPHEN – Preservative

VITAMIN E OIL (Tocopherol T-50) Natural

8 oz. Clear Boston Round Bottles

Black Walnut Hulls Powder

White Lotion Pumps

Disposable Pipettes

Thermometer

Fillable Tea Bags

Hair Conditioner for Dark Hair: Other Materials You Will Need

Scale
Stove
2 Small Pots
Large Pot
Large Mixing Bowl
Stick Blender
Rubber Spatula
Distilled Water
Scissors
Ziploc Bag (gallon size)

Hair Conditioner for Dark Hair: Total Recipe Weights

425 grams Distilled Water
25 grams Vegetable Glycerin
25 grams BTMS 25
20 grams Meadowfoam Seed Oil
26 grams Black Cherry Fragrance Oil
5 grams Optiphen Preservative
5 grams Vitamin E Oil
27 grams Black Walnut Hulls Powder

 

Hair Conditioner for Dark Hair: Preparations

First, prepare your area. You will want to clean your work area along. In addition, clean and sanitize the packaging supplies that you will be using. We also suggest wearing gloves, an apron, and a hair net while preparing your hair conditioner.

Hair Conditioner for Dark Hair: Achieving the Proper Emulsion

At this time, we should talk about the importance of temperature when preparing this recipe. There are a few reasons why temperature is important.  I would like to point this out to those that have never made this type of recipe. It is important to know this before you begin so that you are properly prepared.  First, your temperature is important in order to create a proper emulsion. You want to make sure the temperature of both your black walnut tea and your oil blend are around 140 degrees Fahrenheit when you blend them. If they are not at the correct temperature, your conditioner can completely separate.

In addition, your temperature is important when adding your preservative. If you add your preservative when your conditioner is too hot, your preservative will burn off.  If your emulsion is too cool the preservative will separate out of conditioner. So, you want to add your preservative at a temperature below 140 degrees Fahrenheit, but you do not want it to get below 120 degrees Fahrenheit.

Hair Conditioner for Dark Hair: Black Walnut Hulls Information

In this hair conditioner recipe, we used black walnut hulls. Black walnut hulls are often used in both dark brown and black hair dyes.  In addition, they are used in a wide variety of cosmetic recipe.  Next, we will talk a little bit about black walnuts hulls. However, you can learn even more about this wonderful cosmetic powder in our free black walnut hulls class.

When used in soap making, black walnut hulls is used to achieve a dark brown color for soap.  However, it can also be used in bath bombs, lotions, and other cosmetic recipes. It is also often used in natural hair colorants as well.  In fact, with that in mind, we created this hair conditioner for dark hair.

Hair Conditioner for Dark Hair: Preparing your Black Walnut Hulls Powder

Hair Conditioner for Dark Hair: Preparing your Black Walnut Hulls Powder

 

Next, prepare your teabag that you will be using in your herbal infusion.  You will create an herbal tea with the black walnut hulls powder for this recipe.  Black walnut hulls will help intensify your natural black hair or even someone with a very dark brown hair color. So, in your fillable tea bag, add your black walnut hulls powder. You will need to add 27 grams of the black walnut hulls powder.  Then, tie the tea bag closed.

Hair Conditioner for Dark Hair: Preparing Your Water

Hair Conditioner for Dark Hair: Preparing Your Water

 

Now, on your stove, heat your distilled water. You want to heat the water to 180 degrees Fahrenheit.  While you will only need 425 grams of water, make sure you add plenty of water. You will need to hold the temperature at this temperature for 20 minutes.  Some of your water will evaporate during this time. However, it is important that you heat for twenty minutes to destroy any bacteria.

 

 

Hair Conditioner for Dark Hair: Adding Your Tea Bag

 

Add your tea bag to your water. Allow the tea bag to steep to create a very dark tea. This black walnut tea will be used in your conditioner.

Hair Conditioner for Dark Hair: Preparing Your Oils

Now, we will also be preparing the oils portion of this recipe. The Natures Garden staff used meadowfoam seed oil for our conditioner.  We customized our conditioner specifically for the hair needs of employees here at Natures Garden. Meadowfoam seed oil is wonderful for dry hair.  It also is great for a little extra shine.  While we used meadowfoam seed oil, you can customize this conditioner for your hair needs. Just use a total of 20 grams of oil in any combination you choose. It will require testing of course to perfect the conditioner to your needs. You can read about the oils for various hair types here.

Hair Conditioner for Dark Hair: Preparing Your Oils

 

Now, you will need to prepare the oil portion of this recipe. This portion will be melted on your stove using a double boiler. So, first get your large pot and add a few inches of water. Heat the water over medium heat.  You can allow it to heat while you are preparing your oils.

Next, you will need a small pot. In this pot, weigh out and add 25 grams Vegetable Glycerin, 25 grams BTMS 25, and 20 grams Meadowfoam Seed Oil. Then, place the small pot inside the larger pot of water on your stove.  Allow your oils to melt, stirring occasionally.

Hair Conditioner for Dark Hair: Mixing Your Oils and Herbal Tea Together

Hair Conditioner for Dark Hair: Mixing Your Oils and Herbal Tea Together

 

You want to move quickly through the next couple of steps as this is where the temperatures are very important in order to achieve a proper emulsion. So, get a deep mixing bowl.  Then, weigh out 425 grams of the herbal tea you created.

 

 

Hair Conditioner for Dark Hair: Mixing Your Oils and Herbal Tea Together

In addition, remove your melted oils from the heat.  Then, allow the temperature of both the oils and herbal tea to drop to about 140 degrees Fahrenheit.  At this time go ahead and slowly add your oils to your herbal tea. Finally, use your stick blender to emulsify your ingredients.  You will notice the color of your mixture will begin to change.  Continue to mix, ensuring that your conditioner is fully blended. However, be careful not to allow the temperature to drop below 120 degrees Fahrenheit.

Hair Conditioner for Dark Hair: Adding the Final Conditioner Ingredients

Hair Conditioner for Dark Hair: Adding the Final Conditioner Ingredients

Finally, we will be adding just a few more ingredients.  As we talked about earlier, all three of these ingredients need to be added at a temperature no cooler than 120 degrees Fahrenheit.  So, add 26 grams of your Black Cherry Fragrance Oil, 5 grams Optiphen Preservative, and 5 grams Vitamin E Oil. Then, once again use your stick blender to incorporate all of the ingredients. Continue to stick blend the ingredients until you are sure everything is mixed.

Hair Conditioner for Dark Hair: Cooling the Conditioner

Hair Conditioner for Dark Hair: Cooling the Conditioner

 

Once you have stick blended your conditioner fully and completely, the only thing left to do is wait.  You want your conditioner’s temperature to drop to room temperature.  You will notice that your conditioner is still very thin.  As the conditioner cools, it becomes thicker.

Hair Conditioner for Dark Hair: Packaging Your Conditioner

Now, once your conditioner has reached room temperature, you are ready to package your conditioner.  We chose to package our conditioner in the 8 ounce Boston Round Bottles.  If you choose these same bottles, you will need two of them.  However, we have a variety of bottles and lids available to package your conditioner. Get your bottles out at this time and set them in front of you.

Hair Conditioner for Dark Hair: Packaging Your Conditioner

 

First, you will need your gallon sized Ziploc bag.  Next, place your conditioner in the bag.  You will notice that I placed my bag inside a small bowl.  This made it easier to put my conditioner into the bag.  I place the opening of the bag around the bowl.  This kept the bag open as I filled it. Once you have filled your bag, remove as much air as possible and close the bag.

 

 

 

Hair Conditioner for Dark Hair: Packaging Your Conditioner

 

Next, we will cut the corner of the bag.  You just need to cut the corner a bit to create a hole.  All we are doing is basically creating a decorating bag.  We will line the hole in the bag up with the opening of our bottle to fill it.  Go ahead and fill your bottle with the conditioner.

 

 

Hair Conditioner for Dark Hair: Packaging Your Conditioner

Once your bottle is full, place a lid on top.  We used the white pump tops. Once you have placed a lid on top you are finished. Your conditioner for dark hair is now ready to use!  Simply wash your hair then use the conditioner as you would your normal hair conditioner.  We have found that the longer you leave it on before rinsing, the better results you will see.

 

We hope that you have enjoyed creating this hair conditioner for dark hair. Did you know that we have a wide variety of candle making, soap making, and cosmetics making recipes found in our free classes and recipes box? We would love to see all of the wonderful creation you have been working on.  Tag us on Instagram or Twitter @ngscents.  You can also post pictures of your finished handcrafted candles, soaps and cosmetics on our Facebook page.  Be sure to follow us as well.

 

Nov
08

26 Ways to Use Apricot Kernel Oil


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So, here are 26 Ways to Use Apricot Kernel Oil.26 Ways to Use Apricot Kernel Oil

We at Natures Garden would like to share with you some amazing recipes for your skin. These bath and body recipes are perfect for conditioning, nourishing, and simply loving your skin. So, the Apricot Kernel cosmetic oil will perfectly care for your skin. We have all kinds of recipes from bath bombs to homemade soap that perfectly incorporate the oils that your skin will love. So, here are 26 ways to use apricot kernel oil in your handcrafted recipes.

26 Ways to Use Apricot Kernel Oil White Chocolate Bath Melts Recipe26 Ways to Use Apricot Kernel Oil White Chocolate Bath Melts Recipe

First, you can create a wonderful bath recipe with this cosmetic oil. The White Chocolate Bath Melts Recipe is a perfect way to create bath melts that nourish and condition the skin. These skin loving creations are wonderful for your skin care routine. Not only does this bath melt recipe include mango butter that is great for moisturizing and deep nourishment, but you can care for your skin while relaxing in the bath. Not only did we scent these with White Chocolate Fragrance Oil, we also includes real white chocolate. It’s absolutely the perfect indulgence for your body!

26 Ways to Use Apricot Kernel Oil Mistletoe Cold Process Soap Recipe26 Ways to Use Apricot Kernel Oil Mistletoe Cold Process Soap Recipe

Another great recipe that you can create with this skin-loving ingredient is the Mistletoe Cold Process Soap Recipe! This lovely soap recipe is perfect for the holidays and your skin. This cp soap recipe uses luscious cosmetic oils, like apricot kernel oil, to create a wonderful bath product. Furthermore, this recipe is very pretty with mistletoe adorning the top. So, you can create a soap recipe that is wonderful for skin care and perfect for Christmas time! Finally, we scented this cold process soap with Natures Garden Mistletoe and Ivy Fragrance Oil.

26 Ways to Use Apricot Kernel Oil Watermelon Emulsified Sugar Scrub Recipe26 Ways to Use Apricot Kernel Oil Watermelon Emulsified Sugar Scrub Recipe

Also, you can use this delightful cosmetic oil to create a wonderful sugar scrub recipe that is absolutely gorgeous. Of course, this lovely recipe is the Watermelon Emulsified Sugar Scrub Recipe. This fun layered body scrub recipe is wonderful for moisturizing the skin with gorgeous cosmetic oils that are perfect for caring for the skin. Plus, this homemade scrub recipe was inspired by fresh, juicy watermelon. So, the scrub recipe smells and looks just like a freshly sliced watermelon! It also has the delightful aroma of Watermelon Fragrance Oil.

26 Ways to Use Apricot Kernel Oil Green Apple Candy Bath Bomb Recipe26 Ways to Use Apricot Kernel Oil Green Apple Candy Bath Bomb Recipe

The Green Apple Candy Bath Bomb Recipe is another great bath product that you can make using the lovely Apricot Kernel Oil. This cosmetic oil allows this bath bomb to moisturize and care for the skin. While this delightful cosmetic oil is helping your skin, this lovely creation is making your bath a great time. So, try out a bath bomb scented with Green Apple Candy Fragrance Oil that is fun, fizzy, smells delicious, and cares for your skin!

26 Ways to Use Apricot Kernel Oil Blackberry Fizz Emulsified Sugar Scrub Recipe26 Ways to Use Apricot Kernel Oil Blackberry Fizz Emulsified Sugar Scrub Recipe

Plus, you can use Apricot Kernel Oil to create a great emulsified scrub recipe that is perfect for nourishing your skin. This oil is combined with a variety of luscious cosmetic oils that are perfect for moisturizing the body. The Blackberry Fizz Emulsified Sugar Scrub Recipe creates a fun scrub recipe that looks gorgeous with purple and white swirling. Plus, the scrub smells like the aroma of the fruity and delicious Blackberry Fizz Fragrance Oil.

26 Ways to Use Apricot Kernel Oil Herbal Soap Recipe26 Ways to Use Apricot Kernel Oil Herbal Soap Recipe

Furthermore, you can create another great handcrafted soap recipe with this lovely cosmetic oil. Due to the various butters and oils in this Herbal Soap Recipe, your skin will be quenched and nourished. So, this soap is both perfectly cleansing and conditioning. Plus, this delightful soap creation uses calming Chamomile Flowers and the lovely Dandelion Pear Fragrance Oil.

26 Ways to Use Apricot Kernel Oil Relaxing Massage Oil Recipe26 Ways to Use Apricot Kernel Oil Relaxing Massage Oil Recipe

Also, you can create a Relaxing Massage Oil Recipe using the skin-loving Apricot Kernel Oil. This cosmetic oil is used along with Vitamin E Oil to condition and nourish the skin as the body is massaged. Plus, this recipe includes the relaxing aroma of Tranquil Sleep Fragrance Oil and calming Chamomile Flowers Whole. So, this recipe is perfect for using during a relaxing massage.

26 Ways to Use Apricot Kernel Oil Game On HP Recipe26 Ways to Use Apricot Kernel Oil Game On HP Recipe

Another fun soap recipe that uses apricot cosmetic oil is our Game On HP Recipe. Our Game On HP Soap Recipe uses Natures Garden’s Game On Fragrance Oil. This soap recipe also uses delightful cosmetic oils that care for the skin, but the soap is created using a different method. Instead of the traditional method, this soap is created in a crockpot, which speeds up the soap making process. So, you won’t have to wait for the soap to cure and you can use the soap right after you are done creating your bars!

26 Ways to Use Apricot Kernel Oil Cotton Candy Emulsified Sugar Scrub Recipe

Plus, you can use this great cosmetic oil to create a fun sugar scrub that is perfect for skin care. The Cotton Candy Emulsified Sugar Scrub Recipe is a sweet treat for your body. First of all, this recipe uses a variety of ingredients that exfoliate and condition the skin. Then, you have the sweet, sugary aroma of the Fluffy Pink Candy Fragrance Oil. Finally, the scrub looks just like a bag of pink and blue cotton candy that straight from a carnival! Overall, this creates a perfect scrub that looks adorable!

26 Ways to Use Apricot Kernel Oil Fruit Frenzy Cold Process Soap Recipe26 Ways to Use Apricot Kernel Oil Fruit Frenzy Cold Process Soap Recipe

You can use this delightful cosmetic oil to create even more wonderful soap recipes, like the Fruit Frenzy Cold Process Soap Recipe. This recipe uses oils, like apricot oil, to provide you with a soap that is amazingly conditioning for your skin. Plus, this recipe for cold process soap uses the nutrient rich, Orange Peel Fruit Powder and Fresh Fruit Slices Fragrance Oil.

26 Ways to Use Apricot Kernel Oil Strawberry Milkshake Emulsified Sugar Scrub Recipe26 Ways to Use Apricot Kernel Oil Strawberry Milkshake Emulsified Sugar Scrub Recipe

Also, you can use this ingredient to create the delightful Strawberry Milkshake Emulsified Sugar Scrub Recipe. This great sugar scrub recipe smells and looks great along with leaving your skin soft and conditioned! Of course, the oils in this recipe is perfect for your skin. Plus, this sugar scrub was created to look like a strawberry milkshake and smells like Strawberry Shake Fragrance Oil.

26 Ways to Use Apricot Kernel Oil Pampered Foot Scrub Recipe26 Ways to Use Apricot Kernel Oil Pampered Foot Scrub Recipe

Another wonderful way to use Apricot Kernel Oil is the Pampered Foot Scrub Recipe. This scrub recipe is perfect for conditioning and softening your feet. The scrub recipe will help to exfoliate the dry, dead skin from your feet and add moisturizing properties with the cosmetic oils. Plus, this homemade recipe uses a variety of powdered herbs that are great for nourishing your skin! Finally, this foot scrub recipe uses our Tangerine Dreams Fragrance Oil.

26 Ways to Use Apricot Kernel Oil Neapolitan Ice Cream Emulsified Sugar Scrub Recipe26 Ways to Use Apricot Kernel Oil Neapolitan Ice Cream Emulsified Sugar Scrub Recipe

Further, you can use this cosmetic oil to make the delightful Neapolitan Ice Cream Emulsified Sugar Scrub Recipe. This recipe is gorgeous, smells great, and will leave your skin feeling amazing! The scrub exfoliates the skin and conditions the skin with cosmetic oils. Plus, this scrub uses three scented layers that mimic real Napoleon ice cream.  With a chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry fragrance, just like the ice cream, there is a layer for everyone to love!

26 Ways to Use Apricot Kernel Oil Cow Pie Bath Bomb Recipe26 Ways to Use Apricot Kernel Oil Cow Pie Bath Bomb Recipe

Plus, you can create a fun bath recipe with this delightful cosmetic oil. The Cow Pie Bath Bomb Recipe is perfect for a conditioning your skin and providing a wonderful bath! Plus, this recipe has a small, plastic cow embed and smells like Hayride Fragrance Oil. You will love this fun, cow themed bath bomb!

26 Ways to Use Apricot Kernel Oil World Peace Cold Process Soap Recipe26 Ways to Use Apricot Kernel Oil World Peace Cold Process Soap Recipe

Also, you can use this luscious cosmetic oil to create more fun cold process soap recipes. The World Peace Cold Process Soap Recipe is great for the skin and looks fantastic! The peace sign mold, swirled soap cold process, and Peace Fragrance Oil are perfect for making gorgeous soap.

26 Ways to Use Apricot Kernel Oil Cold Fashioned Lemonade Soap Recipe26 Ways to Use Apricot Kernel Oil Cold Fashioned Lemonade Soap Recipe

Furthermore, you can try making the delightful Cold Fashioned Lemonade Soap Recipe! This soap making recipe uses luscious cosmetic oils for conditioning the skin. Plus, this fun summer recipe was made to look like a glass of ice cold lemonade and smells like delicious Lemon Sugar Fragrance Oil.

26 Ways to Use Apricot Kernel Oil Lavender Cold Process Soap Recipe26 Ways to Use Apricot Kernel Oil Lavender Cold Process Soap Recipe

The Lavender Cold Process Soap Recipe is a wonderful soap making creation that you can use apricot oil to make. You will love the aesthetics, scent, and properties of this soap! First, this uses a variety of cosmetic oils, like apricot kernel oil. Further, this cold process soap looks gorgeous with its two tone purple swirl and smells like our Lavender Martini Fragrance Oil.

26 Ways to Use Apricot Kernel Oil Hatching Dinosaur Egg Bath Bomb Recipe26 Ways to Use Apricot Kernel Oil Hatching Dinosaur Egg Bath Bomb Recipe

Another wonderful bath bomb that you can create is the Hatching Dinosaur Egg Bath Bomb Recipe! You will love this fun dinosaur recipe! This recipe uses the conditioning apricot kernel oil and contains a plastic dinosaur. So, you will find a dinosaur toy after the layers of the fizzy egg create a delightful bath experience.

26 Ways to Use Apricot Kernel Oil Vanilla Rose Sugar Scrub Recipe26 Ways to Use Apricot Kernel Oil Vanilla Rose Sugar Scrub Recipe

Plus, you can use this luscious cosmetic oil to create a delightful sugar scrub recipe with infused herbs. Our Vanilla Rose Sugar Scrub Recipe uses cosmetic oil, real red rose buds and petals, and gorgeous fragrance oils. This is a perfect way to care for your skin and enjoy a delightful aroma.

26 Ways to Use Apricot Kernel Oil Clamshell Kiwi Sugar Cubes Recipe26 Ways to Use Apricot Kernel Oil Clamshell Kiwi Sugar Cubes Recipe

Also, you can use this lovely recipe to create the wonderful Clamshell Kiwi Sugar Cubes Recipe by Natures Garden! This sugar scrub recipe is great for conditioning the skin and exfoliating your dead skin cells. Further, this recipe is packaged into clamshells and perfect for individual use. You will love this gorgeous sugar scrub recipe scented with our Kiwi Fragrance Oil.

26 Ways to Use Apricot Kernel Oil Chamomile Light Lotion Recipe26 Ways to Use Apricot Kernel Oil Chamomile Light Lotion Recipe

Of course, you can use this skin-loving cosmetic oil to create some lovely body lotion, like the  Chamomile Light Lotion Recipe. Along with using light, effective oils, like Apricot Kernel Oil, this lotion recipe has the aroma of Natures Garden’s fresh Chamomile Fragrance Oil. you will love this simple, light body lotion!

26 Ways to Use Apricot Kernel Oil Muddy Pig Bath Bombs Recipe26 Ways to Use Apricot Kernel Oil Muddy Pig Bath Bombs Recipe

Further, you can use this delightful cosmetic oil to create the lovely Muddy Pig Bath Bombs Recipe. This recipe is a cute and fun way to create bath products. This bath bomb was made to look like a cute, muddy piggy with a plastic pig inside! Plus, this bath product smells like our fresh, delightful Butterfly Flower Fragrance Oil.

26 Ways to Use Apricot Kernel Oil Black Raspberry Vanilla Body Butter Recipe26 Ways to Use Apricot Kernel Oil Black Raspberry Vanilla Body Butter Recipe

Plus, you can use this delightful cosmetic oil to create the perfect Black Raspberry Vanilla Body Butter Recipe. This amazing lotion recipe uses a variety of delightful cosmetic oils that are great for conditioning skin. Also, this skin-loving lotion smells absolutely scrumptious due to the Black Raspberry Vanilla Fragrance Oil.

26 Ways to Use Apricot Kernel Oil Freshly Ground Coffee Bath Bombs Recipe26 Ways to Use Apricot Kernel Oil Freshly Ground Coffee Bath Bombs Recipe

Another amazing bath bob that you can create with this cosmetic oil is the delightful Freshly Ground Coffee Bath Bombs Recipe! This bath product smells great, is wonderful for the skin, and is very fun for the bath. First, this bath bomb uses apricot kernel oil to condition and care for your skin. Then, this recipe uses real fresh ground coffee and Fresh Brewed Coffee Fragrance to create the perfect coffee scent for your recipe. Plus, you are going to love the fizzy, delightful fun of a bath bomb.

26 Ways to Use Apricot Kernel Oil Vanilla Sugar Scrub Cubes Recipe26 Ways to Use Apricot Kernel Oil Vanilla Sugar Scrub Cubes Recipe

Also, you can use this conditioning cosmetic oil to create the delightful Vanilla Sugar Scrub Cubes Recipe. This sugar scrub recipe is perfect for cleansing, conditioning, and exfoliating your skin. Plus, this recipe uses real vanilla powder and the delightful NG Warm Vanilla and Sugar Type Fragrance Oil.

26 Ways to Use Apricot Kernel Oil Green Tea Blooming Bath Oil Recipe26 Ways to Use Apricot Kernel Oil Green Tea Blooming Bath Oil Recipe

Finally, you can create the Green Tea Blooming Bath Oil Recipe with the delightful Apricot Kernel Oil. This cosmetic oil is perfect for conditioning the skin and smells absolutely delightful. This lovely bath oil will leave your bath smelling great with the Green Tea Fragrance Oil and nourishing your skin.

Oct
27

Ways to Use Avocado Oil


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Ways to Use Avocado OilWays to Use Avocado Oil

Earlier in the week we talked about the benefits of avocado oil.  Today, we will look at ways to use avocado oil in your handcrafted bath and body products.  Avocado oil is wonderfully nourishing for your skin.  It is wonderfully thick, luxurious oil.  This oil is perfect for those winter months when your skin could really use some extra moisturizing.  To read about the many benefits of avocado oil click here.  However, be sure to read on for 20 ways to use avocado oil in your handmade body products.

Ways To Use Avocado Oil: Bath Bomb RecipesWays To Use Avocado Oil: Bath Bomb Recipes

First, let’s talk about bath bombs.  Bath bomb look really cool in as they fizz in the water.  Some even make the water a rainbow of cool colors.  However, did you know they aren’t just wonderful for the wow factor, some even contain added oils that are wonderful for your body.  Below, we will show you how we incorporated this oil into one of our bath bomb recipes.

Ways to Use Avocado Oil Fish Toy Bath Bomb RecipeWays to Use Avocado Oil Fish Toy Bath Bomb Recipe

First, we will talk about bath bomb, or bath fizzies as the kids a calling them these days!  In fact, with kids in mind this homemade bath fizzy was created.  Parents, we know how tough it can be to get those kiddos to take a bath.  We fight, yell, and sometimes it even ends in a melt down.  Well, what if each bath meant getting a toy?  With that thought in mind we created the fish toy bath bomb recipe.  We place a toy into the middle of the bath bomb.  So, when your little one takes a bath, pop the bath bomb into the tub and out comes a surprise.  In addition, we scented this bath bomb with Mermaid Kisses Fragrance Oil to give it a fabulously refreshing scent.

Ways To Use Avocado Oil: Homemade Bubble BarsWays To Use Avocado Oil: Homemade Bubble Bars

For those that don’t know, a bubble bar is crumbled under your warm running bath water.  Do to the addition of ingredients like SCI or SLS it produces bubbles perfect for your bubble bath.  These are wonderful and super fun to make. If you haven’t attempted a bubble bar recipe, you have got to try creating them for yourself.

Ways to Use Avocado Oil Mandarin Mango Bubble Bar Recipe

Next, you can use avocado oil in bubble bars.  We even used avocado oil in our Mandarin Mango Bubble Bar Recipe.  This bubble bath recipe is perfect for those of us that enjoy a nice relaxing bath.  However, we also added avocado oil to really pamper and moisturize you skin. Further, we added Mango and Mandarin Fragrance Oil to give the bubble bars a nice fruity scent.

Ways To Use Avocado Oil: Lip BalmsWays To Use Avocado Oil: Lip Balms

Next, let’s have a chat about handmade lip balm. Natures Garden has used avocado oil in a couple of lip balm recipes.  For some of us the cold, wind, and snow is right around the corner.  Your lips really can get especially dry this time of year.  So, why not take advantage of these ways to use avocado oil in lip balm.

Ways to Use Avocado Oil Avocado Lip Balm RecipeWays to Use Avocado Oil Avocado Lip Balm Recipe

First, we have one of our avocado oil lip balm recipe. This lip balm recipe is packed with oils and butters your lips will love!  It contains, of course, avocado oil, but also mango butter, coconut oil, and Vitamin E Oil.  Finally, we added French Vanilla Flavor Oil to give it a creamy vanilla taste.

Ways to Use Avocado Oil Chocolate Avocado Lip Balm RecipeWays to Use Avocado Oil Chocolate Avocado Lip Balm Recipe

Next, we have our chocolate avocado lip balm recipe.  Now, while this may seem just like the other avocado lip balm recipe, this one is slightly different.  It too contains coconut oil, mango butter, and vitamin E.  However, we also included real dark chocolate wafers to flavor the lip balm.

Ways To Use Avocado Oil: Lotion MakingWays To Use Avocado Oil: Lotion Making

Now, we will look at how avocado oil can be incorporated into your lotion making recipes.  While there are many ways to use avocado oil in lotion, below, we will talk about one of those ways.  When avocado oil is used in lotion recipes, it is incredible nourishing, it has incredible moisturizing power.  So, if your skin is dry and could use some extra help, I highly recommend avocado oil.

Ways to Use Avocado Oil Natural Facial Night Cream RecipeWays to Use Avocado Oil Natural Facial Night Cream Recipe

Not only do we incorporate avocado oil into this facial night cream recipe, we also infused calendula into the lotion.  This face cream is perfect for nightly use.  In addition to the benefit of the avocado oil, this night cream recipe is completely natural.

Ways To Use Avocado Oil: Body ScrubsWays To Use Avocado Oil: Body Scrubs

Next, you can discover ways to use avocado oil in your body scrub recipes.  Adding avocado oil to your scrub recipe is perfect!  Allow the exfoliants in the scrub to buff away the dead and dry skin.  Then, let the avocado oil step in to pump your skin with moisture.

Ways to Use Avocado Oil Margarita Salt Scrub RecipeWays to Use Avocado Oil Margarita Salt Scrub Recipe

First, we have the Margarita Salt Scrub Recipe.  This particular salt scrub not only use the moisturizing power of avocado oil, it also has the added benefit of Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate also known as SCI.  SCI is a foaming agent that is one of my favorite NG products.  SCI is often used in place of SLS.  This gentle surfactant is used to produce bubbles in products like our Margarita Salt Scrub.  However, that is not the only thing we love about it!  It also leaves your skin feeling silky and smooth.  Finally, this foaming body scrub is scented with our Margarita Fragrance Oil.

Ways to Use Avocado Oil Wine Sugar Scrub RecipeWays to Use Avocado Oil Wine Sugar Scrub Recipe

Our second scrub recipe using avocado oil is our Wine Sugar Scrub Recipe.  So, I am sure you are wondering what the big deal is with a wine scented scrub, right? Well, this wine scrub isn’t just scented with our Christmas Cabernet Wine Fragrance Oil, it also contains real red wine. This red wine body scrub is the perfect Christmas gift for all of the wine lovers in your life!

Ways to Use Avocado Oil  Vanilla Cinnamon Sugar Scrub RecipeWays to Use Avocado Oil Vanilla Cinnamon Sugar Scrub Recipe

Third, we have our vanilla cinnamon sugar scrub that uses avocado oil.  What else is unique about this sugar scrub?  To be honest there are a few things.  One, since this scrub is emulsified, we could layer it.  What is an emulsified scrub some may ask.  To put it simply, do you ever notice how some scrubs will have the oil separated from the sugar or salt?  Those scrub were not emulsified. This doesn’t mean there is anything wrong with them, we have made plenty like this as well.  However, one great thing with an emulsified scrub is that you can layer it.  The second unique thing about this scrub, in addition to vanilla powder and apple pie spice powder, it contains two different types of sugar.  The brown layer contains brown sugar and the white contains white sugar.  Lastly, this sugar scrub recipe uses two different fragrance oils.  We scented it with Cinnabun Type Fragrance Oil and Vanilla Bean Fragrance Oil.

Ways to Use Avocado Oil Sour Watermelon Sugar Scrub Cubes RecipeWays to Use Avocado Oil Sour Watermelon Sugar Scrub Cubes Recipe

Finally, in our way to use avocado oil in a body scrub.  Why not try a solid scrub recipe.  This scrub recipe is perfectly portioned for single use.  You can pop a cube out of the clamshell and use it.  Not only is this scrub portioned perfectly, it also uses clamshell packaging.  Clamshells are wonderful because you don’t have to worry about additional packaging. Simple place your scrub into the clamshell, close the lid, and place your label.  It’s that simple!  This particular recipe is scented with our Sour Watermelon Candy Fragrance Oil.

Ways To Use Avocado Oil: Soap MakingWays To Use Avocado Oil: Soap Making

Finally, we will talk about soap making recipes using avocado oil.  Avocado oil is a nutrient-filled soaping oil that will give your cold process soap with creamy lather It provides conditioning to the skin. Due to its high levels of unsaponifiables, many soap makers use avocado oil to increase the moisturizing qualities of their cp soap. Avocado oil is a great oil to add to soap for people with sensitive skin. In handmade soap your usage rate can be 5-30% of your recipe.

Ways to Use Avocado Oil: Gentle Avocado Cold Process Soap RecipeWays to Use Avocado Oil: Gentle Avocado Cold Process Soap Recipe

First, in our soap making recipes, our Gentle Avocado Cold Process Soap Recipe. This soap making recipe uses avocado oil to truly pamper your skin.  In addition, we scented this handmade cp soap with Natures Garden’s Rice Petals and Shea Butter Fragrance Oil.

 

Ways to Use Avocado Oil: Cold Fashioned Lemonade Soap RecipeWays to Use Avocado Oil: Cold Fashioned Lemonade Soap Recipe

Next, we have our Cold Fashioned Lemonade Soap Recipe.  This recipe was created as an employee spotlight project by Bailey.  She chose to scent her cold process soap with one of her favorite fragrance oils.  What fragrance oil did she use?  Bailey used Lemon Sugar Fragrance Oil, of course.

Ways to Use Avocado Oil: MP Embed CP Soap Recipe

Now, we have a cold process soap recipe that uses Bubble Luscious Fragrance Oil along with avocado oil.  This cp soap recipe will show you how to place melt and pour soap embeds inside you cold process soap.

Ways to Use Avocado Oil: Argan Soap RecipeWays to Use Avocado Oil: Argan Soap Recipe

Another option is to use avocado oil along with Kulu Bay Fragrance Oil to compliment the argan oil in our Argan Soap Recipe.  This is a cp soap recipe the uses an in the pot swirl to create an awesome three color swirl.

Ways to Use Avocado Oil: Hot Process Soap RecipeWays to Use Avocado Oil: Hot Process Soap Recipe

You can also use avocado oil in hot process soap recipes.  This hp soap recipe uses Natures Garden’s NG Baby Powder Fabuloso Fragrance Oil. Hot Process Soap, for those that haven’t made it before, can be created is a soaping crock pot.

Ways to Use Avocado Oil: Refreshing Cold Process Soap RecipeWays to Use Avocado Oil: Refreshing Cold Process Soap Recipe

Alternatively, you can use avocado oil in this refreshing cold process soap recipe.  This cp soap recipe uses China Rain Fragrance Oil.  This soap recipe is another recipe that uses a in the pot swirl.

 

Ways to Use Avocado Oil: Hot Fudge Brownies Cold Process Soap RecipeWays to Use Avocado Oil: Hot Fudge Brownies Cold Process Soap Recipe

Next, this cold process soap recipe with avocado oil uses Hot Fudge Brownies Fragrance Oil.  I must say this soap looks good enough to eat, and smells equally delicious.  If you now need some brownies, try this recipe, it’s amazing!

Ways to Use Avocado Oil: Total Hot Man CP Soap RecipeWays to Use Avocado Oil: Total Hot Man CP Soap Recipe

Now, this next recipe holds a very special place in my heart.  This was my very first attempt at cold process soap making.  I was taught how to make soap with this recipe using avocado oil.  It was only the start of my soap making journey that has turned into a passion. It uses activated charcoal, Hawaiian Black Salt, and is scented with the powerful scent of Total Hot Man Fragrance Oil.

Ways to Use Avocado Oil: Apricotie Hottie Soap RecipeWays to Use Avocado Oil: Apricotie Hottie Soap Recipe

Finally, a hot process soap making recipe that uses Apricot Fragrance Oil as well as both avocado oil and apricot oil. Learn how to make a basic hot process soap using a crock pot.

Oct
24

Avocado Oil Benefits


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Avocado Oil BenefitsAvocado Oil Benefits

Everybody loves the deliciousness of avocados. They are yummy by themselves and add some extra taste to sandwiches and burritos. But, this delightful fruit is not just a tasty treat for you to spread on toast. In fact, there are even more avocado oil benefits that you can enjoy for your skin and hair. So, this means that avocado oil is perfect for creating your own homemade cosmetics!  So, we at Natures Garden are sure that you will love adding this cosmetic oil to your own homemade products. You are absolutely sure to feel the moisturizing, nutrient-rich, skin-loving power of avocado oil. In this blog we would like to discuss these amazing benefits for both your products and the body!

Avocado Oil Benefits History of Avocados

According to a website that is all about avocados, this tasty food have been appreciated by humans for thousands of years. This delicious fruit originated in central Mexico and was domesticated by tribes like the Inca and Maya. Later, the Spanish conquered these tribes, in the 16th century, and spread the use of avocados to other areas in the world. Surprisingly, the use of avocados was not an instant success. In fact, this food was not made very popular until 1950 when it was used in salads. If you would like to learn more, you can find a more detailed historical account of this fruit on their website. Furthermore, those that really love avocados should check out more at Avoseedo where you can even purchase your very own avocado tree to grow at home!

Avocado Oil Benefits For Homemade Body Care Products

It’s important to understand how your cosmetic ingredients will impact and change the qualities of your homemade products. While it is possible to create your products with a vague understanding of the ingredients, it can be hard to tell exactly what you are going to get from your final product. This way you can combine specific ingredients to get a product that fits your needs the best. For avocado oil, this means that you can create a product that is great for sensitive, dry skin that could use some extra nutrients. This oil is a bit heavy, but is perfect for those that could use some extra moisturizing power.

Avocado Oil Benefits for Soap MakingAvocado Oil Benefits for Soap Making

First of all, you can create some skin loving cold process soap with this cosmetic oil. Using this oil would add some lovely properties to your soap recipe. The oil will add some conditioning properties to the bar, which will soften and moisturize your skin. Furthermore, avocado oil is full of nutrients for the skin. Plus, the soap will have  a creamy lather and be a harder kind of bar. Also, this this cosmetic oil is nice for sensitive skin and can be used at a rate of 5-30% for your soap recipe. One of our own soap recipes that includes this ingredient is the Gentle Avocado Cold Process Soap Recipe.

Avocado Oil Benefits for Homemade LotionAvocado Oil Benefits for Homemade Lotion

Also, you can use this cosmetic oil to create your very own body lotion recipes. This lovely oil is a gentle one that is able to nourish and moisturize the skin. This oil has a high percentage of essential fatty acids, which moisturize the skin. Additionally, this cosmetic oil contains beneficial nutrients, like vitamins A,D, and E. Plus, this cosmetic oil is gentle enough to create lotion for sensitive skin types and sensitive areas of skin, like the face. Not only is this oil great for creating a typical body lotion, Avocado Oil was perfect for creating our Natural Facial Night Cream.

Avocado Oil Benefits for Making Lip BalmAvocado Oil Benefits for Making Lip Balm

Further, you can use this lovely cosmetic ingredient for creating  your lip balm recipes. This is a perfect recipe for making products that will truly care for your lips. You will love using avocado oil in your very own lip balm recipes and you can even try it out with our Avocado Lip Balm Recipe. Further, you can create the incredibly delicious Chocolate Avocado Lip Balm Recipe. This recipe uses this cosmetic oil along with other luscious oils and butters to create a perfect recipe for soft, nourished lips.

Avocado Oil Benefits for Making Your Own ConditionerAvocado Oil Benefits for Making Your Own Conditioner

Also, you can use this lovely cosmetic oil to create some awesome conditioner for hair. Avocado Oil is perfect for caring for dried out hair in need of some moisturizing power. This cosmetic hair oil is perfect for revitalizing your hair and bringing back the moisture that your hair needs. Since this cosmetic oil is a bit thicker than some of the other oils used in regular conditioner, I would recommend using this oil in hair mask recipes and other deep conditioning recipes. This way you can get the intense nourishment without over doing the moisturizing.

Avocado Oil Benefits for Scrub RecipesAvocado Oil Benefits for Scrub Recipes

Additionally, you can create some skin loving scrub recipes. with this cosmetic oil. This heavy, luscious oil is amazing for the skin. With winter right around the corner, the added moisturizing power of avocado oil would be a perfect addition to your body scrubs. Avocado oil will provide your skin with essential vitamins that your body will thank you for. This lovely oil is perfect for creating unique scrub recipes that care for your skin! One great scrub product that you can create with this oil is the delightful Margarita Salt Scrub Recipe.

Avocado Oil Benefits for Making Bath ProductsAvocado Oil Benefits for Making Bath Products

Lastly, you can perfectly use this cosmetic oil to create all kinds of skin loving bath products. So, it would be a great idea to include avocado oil in your bath bombs, bubble bars, or bath melts. This oil is great for moisturizing and nourishing the skin. This will allow you the chance to relax as your skin soaks up all the nourishment from this lovely oil. One fun way that you can use this oil to help nourish the skin is to create the lovely Mandarin Mango Bubble Bar Recipe. This highly moisturizing oil lets this recipe be fun, bubbly, and still good for the skin!

Avocado Oil Benefits For Your Skin and BodyAvocado Oil Benefits For Your Skin and Body

In addition to the avocado oil benefits in your handmade products, avocado oil has some benefits for your body. Of course, a product wouldn’t benefit too much from a cosmetic ingredient that didn’t do something great for the body! Luckily, avocado oil Is a wonderful cosmetic oil for your skin. If you have dry skin, then this lovely oil is absolutely perfect for your products and your skin. This is a perfect cosmetic oil for nourishing the skin. Plus, this cosmetic oil is nice for protecting your skin for UV damage and other skin damage.

 Avocado Oil Benefits for Dry SkinAvocado Oil Benefits for Dry Skin

First, this cosmetic oil is great for reducing dry skin. Avocado Oil is a perfect ingredient for adding the necessary nutrients to the skin. This cosmetic ingredient has fatty acids and essential vitamins that will sink into the skin to nourish your body and leave your skin nice and soft. So, the skin will be able to repair itself and gather the nourishment that it needs to resolve the issue of dry skin. Plus, this oil is known to sink down deeply into the skin to care for the deeper layers or your skin. Overall, this oil is a great choice for adding some extra moisture to your skin.

Avocado Oil Benefits for Calming EczemaAvocado Oil Benefits for Calming Eczema

Also, this cosmetic oil is great for dealing with inflammatory skin issues. For example, you can use Avocado Oil in your home remedies for itchy, dry eczema. Those that have had to deal with this issue know that eczema can be a difficult condition. This issue involves irritated and inflamed skin that can sometimes include itching, blisters, or red rashes. Definitely not a fun time. But, Avocado Oil has been known to reduce these irritating symptoms after a few tropical applications. The nourishing power of this oil can enrich the skin and lead to the production of anti-inflammatory compounds.

Avocado Oil Benefits for Reducing Signs of AgingAvocado Oil Benefits for Reducing Signs of Aging

Further, you can include Avocado Oil in the products that you create to reduce signs of aging, like dulling skin and age spots. While there is nothing wrong with getting a bit older, some changes aren’t always welcome. So, you can try to create some anti-aging products to revitalize the skin and produce a youthful glow. One way that this cosmetic oil can help you to reduce is age spots. This oil will provide your skin with the nourishment it needs to repair and reduce the damage in your age spots. This happens because the cosmetic oil helps to keep the skin plump to reduce aging.

Avocado Oil Benefit for Wrinkle ReductionAvocado Oil Benefit for Wrinkle Reduction

Also, you can use this cosmetic ingredient to reduce wrinkles, fine lines. So, this cosmetic oil is great for even more age reduction beauty products! Adding in some Avocado Oil will help nourish the skin and rejuvenate your skin. This will lead to brilliant looking skin. Plus, this oil can help lighten and reduce scarring. Obviously, this lovey oil has essential nutrients that can help your skin look beautiful!

Avocado Oil Benefit for Skin TighteningAvocado Oil Benefit for Skin Tightening

Another great way that you can use this cosmetic oil is for tightening loose skin. Some skin may begin to feel looser as you age, but you can use oils like Avocado to reduce this effect. This oil will promote the production of collagen, which supports cells. Ultimately, this will lead to stronger and tighter skin!

Avocado Oil Benefits for Sun BurnAvocado Oil Benefits for Sun Burn

Additionally, this cosmetic oil is a great ingredient for dealing with sun burn. First this oil is perfect for creating healing ointments for sun burn. Avocado oil contains nutrients that may help your sun burn heal faster. Also, this oil is helpful for relieving the burning feeling faster than untreated sunburn. Plus, this oil contains fatty acids and vitamins that help protect your skin from UV rays. While this oil can’t act in replacement of high SPF sunblock, it is a perfect addition to your sun block formulations.

Avocado Oil Benefits for Clear SkinAvocado Oil Benefits for Clear Skin

Another way that this cosmetic oil can be useful is for reducing blemishes and break outs. This oil contains compounds that work to cleanse and protect your skin from foreign elements. Plus, the oil helps increase blood circulation, which rejuvenates skin cells. Further, Avocado Oil is great for helping to control break outs and acne as well as reducing helping to reduce scars.  Together, these properties will leave your skin glowing!

Avocado Oil Benefits for Conditioning HairAvocado Oil Benefits for Conditioning Hair

Plus, this oil can be used to condition your hair. This cosmetic oil is a deep moisturizing oil that is perfect for restoring nourishment, which will leave your hair feeling soft and healthy. Further, this oil can be used to heal damaged, dry hair and reduce frizzy hair. So, include this cosmetic oil in your hair care routine and get ready for some gorgeous locks!

Avocado Oil Benefits for DandruffAvocado Oil Benefits for Dandruff

Further, this oil can be used to reduce dandruff. Not only is Avocado Oil great for moisturizing hair, but this cosmetic oil is useful for the scalp, too. The nourishing properties of this oil can reach down into the skin and follicles and provide the nourishment your scalp deserves. Since dandruff is resultant from dried out skin on the scalp, providing moisture and nourishment will prevent this embarrassing occurrence.

Avocado Oil Benefit for Hair Damage ProtectionAvocado Oil Benefit for Hair Damage Protection

We all know that sometimes beauty is pain. For your hair this means that heating and styling your hair can lead to some serious damage, which can lead to choosing between gorgeous hairdos or silky, soft hair. But, this oil can help you have it all. Use this cosmetic ingredient to protect your hair to maintain those luscious locks. This way you can show it all off by styling, straightening, and curling. You are going to love your hair!

Avocado Oil Benefits For Your Skin and BodyAvocado Oil Benefits for Irritated Skin

Another great property of this cosmetic oil is its ability to calm irritated skin. So, this cosmetic ingredient is helpful for rashes or chafing. Also, this oil would be good at reducing diaper rash. This cosmetic oil is perfect for reducing redness and irritation. So, using this oil will help you to calm your rashes and feel better in no time!

 

Oct
20

25 Ways to Use Peppermint


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25 Ways to Use Peppermint25 Ways to Use Peppermint

We all have our passions. Well for me, at this time of year, it’s peppermint.  There is just something about the smell and taste of peppermint that just makes me feel rejuvenated and excited for the holiday season.  Some love pumpkin…pumpkin carving, pumpkin lattes, pumpkin soaps, the list could go on and on.  And for those who have a love for pumpkin, you can check out ways to use pumpkin here. Others, though, have a passion for peppermint. So, today, we will talk about peppermint and show you 25 ways to use peppermint.

You know that warm feeling you get when it’s snowing and freezing outside and you curl up on the couch with a big fluffy blanket? That is the same feeling I get when I drink a hot peppermint mocha coffee.  I even make my nieces peppermint hot cocoa each year, topped with whipped cream and peppermint pieces.  They have loved it since they were toddlers. They are now teenagers, beginning to drive, growing up and finding their way through life, but I love that they still come over for peppermint mochas and have girl time with their aunt. To me, that is the best feeling in the world.

25 Ways to Use Peppermint: Natural Peppermint

First, let’s look at the natural peppermint herb as well as the essential oil.  Peppermint leaves are fabulous when used in natural cosmetics and homemade soap. However, it is also used in other industries as well.  It is believed that some stomach discomfort and nervousness can be relieved by drinking tea made with equal parts of spearmint and peppermint leaves and honey. Peppermint contains the active ingredient, menthol, which is thought to loosen phlegm and soothe coughs. In fact, peppermint tea is believed to relieve the pressure caused by migraine headaches. The leaves of peppermint are frequently added to eye pillow formulas to assist in relieving headaches. Since peppermint produces a cooling and numbing effect on the skin, it is sometimes used in body cream formulations to help with skin irritations. You can read all about peppermint, it uses in many industries and its benefits here.

Peppermint Leaf Cut and Sifted25 Ways to Use Peppermint: Peppermint Leaf Cut and Sifted

There are so many ways peppermint can be incorporated into your handmade cosmetic recipes.  The leaves can be infused into your products with wonderful results.  Personally, peppermint is one of my favorite herbs to work with.  I often infuse it into my lotions and soaps and I even love peppermint tea.

Peppermint Leaf Powder25 Ways to Use Peppermint: Peppermint Leaf Powder

Peppermint Leaf Powder can be used to naturally color soaps, bath bombs, and other natural cosmetics. It is also used for its many benefits in these same products.  Many use it in bath teas or even herbal infusions. Keep reading to see how we have used this powdered herb in our Sinus Relief Bath Bombs Recipe.

Peppermint Essential Oil25 Ways to Use Peppermint: Peppermint Essential Oil

100% Pure and All-Natural Peppermint Redistilled Essential Oil. The botanical name for peppermint essential oil is Mentha Piperita.  Peppermint essential oil can be used in a variety of products from homemade candles to scented bath bombs to lotions and sprays. Peppermint helps to cool and even numb the skin.  Some swear by peppermint to help relieve colds, headaches, and sinus problems. We have used it in a variety of lip balm, soap, and balm recipes.  Keep reading to see how we have incorporated it into some of our free recipes.

 

25 Ways to Use Peppermint: Fragrance Oils

Peppermint Fluff Fragrance Oil25 Ways to Use Peppermint: Peppermint Fluff Fragrance Oil

This is a fun, fluffy fragrance oil by Natures Garden that embraces lightheartedness and femininity all in one!  A fabulous blend of fresh essential oil of peppermint and huckleberries, hints of violet and white florals, with creamy base notes of vanilla marshmallow. Due to the peppermint essential oil in this blend, your skin will be provided with a slight cool sensation when using in soap or bath products.  Very fun!

Peppermint Patty Fragrance Oil25 Ways to Use Peppermint: Peppermint Patty Fragrance Oil

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is the aroma of creamy peppermint and vanilla with a strong down of bittersweet chocolate. This is another fragrance oil that I absolutely adore. I am obsessed with a peppermint chocolate or peppermint vanilla combo.  This one did not let me down. Peppermint Patty Fragrance Oil is strong and smells delicious.

Peppermint Fragrance OilWays to Use Peppermint: Peppermint Fragrance Oil

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is a very crisp, clean, true peppermint scent. This fragrance oil is perfect for this time of year.  It is great by itself, or even as a mixer.  It is wonderful in a variety of cosmetic, candle and soap recipes.

 

25 Ways to Use Peppermint: Jack Frost Fragrance OilJack Frost Fragrance Oil

A wonderful Christmas fragrance oil by Natures Garden. A crisp clean peppermint aroma with hints of vanilla bean. Many of our customers sell this fragrance year round by renaming it Buttermint Candy. This one is a holiday favorite for quite a few NG staff members, myself included.

 

25 Ways to Use Peppermint: Candy Cane Fragrance OilCandy Cane Fragrance Oil

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is a wonderful combination of fresh peppermint leaves and sweet ripened strawberries, on a dry down of vanilla. Candy Cane Fragrance Oil smells just like the real thing.  It is one of our most popular Christmas scents and is wonderful in both candle and bath and body products.

 

25 Ways to Use Peppermint: Soap and Candle Molds

It is so easy to incorporate peppermint into soap and candles simply by using scent or the herb itself.  However, below you will find a few molds to help add peppermint in other unique ways.

25 Ways to Use Peppermint: Mint Patty MoldChocolate Mint Patties Mold

Now, the Chocolate Mint Patties is perfect for wax melts or even soap embeds.  You can use it right along with the Peppermint Patty Fragrance Oil. I will add that this particular type of mold probably won’t work well with cold process soap.  It will not be able to hold up to the heat.  However, you can use it create melt and pour embeds for your handcrafted cp soap.

Swirl Wafers Mold25 Ways to Use Peppermint: Swirl Wafer Mold

Next, we have the swirl wafers mold.  These wafer mold very closely resemble those little peppermint candies.  They too are perfect for your homemade wax melts and soap embeds. In fact, if you keep reading you will see how we have used these molds here at NG.

 

25 Ways to Use Peppermint: Pinwheel MoldPinwheel Mold

Finally, we have the Pinwheel Mold.  This mold is another mold that is similar in appearance to a peppermint candy.  However, this one is a bit larger.  It would be perfect for soap making.

 

25 Ways to Use Peppermint: Lip Balm Recipes

Peppermint is amazing in lip balm!  It is quite possibly my favorite lip balm flavoring.  I like it by itself but I am completely obsessed with mixing it with other flavoring oils or elements.

25 Ways to Use Peppermint: Chocolate Peppermint Lip BalmChocolate Peppermint Lip Balm Recipe

Next, peppermint essential oil can be used in your lip balm recipes as a flavor oil.  This particular lip balm is, in my opinion, the best lip balm ever!  I happen to love Peppermint Patties and this is exactly what this lip balm reminds me of!  It not only uses peppermint essential oil but also real chocolate to flavor the lip balm. In addition, we used a variety of oils and butters.

Winter Wonderland Lip Balm Recipe25 Ways to Use Peppermint: Winter Wonderland Lip Balm Recipe

Now, another lip balm recipe.  This recipe uses chocolate as lip balm flavoring as well.  This time though, we used white chocolate along with peppermint essential oil.  This recipe also uses our fabulous all natural lip balm base.  This base makes it quick and simple to make your own lip balm with outstanding results.

 

25 Ways to Use Peppermint: Soap Making Recipe

Peppermint is so much fun in soap.  Whether you create melt and pour soap or cold process soap you will have a hit.  See some of the mp and cp soaping recipes we have created below.

Snowball Soap Recipe25 Ways to Use Peppermint: Snowball Soap Recipe

Snowball soap recipe is scented with a combination that will blow you away!  This combination has become a favorite of many from Natures Garden’s creative team. It is the combination of both peppermint essential oil and lavandin essential oil.  This adorable soap ice blue and is topped with whipped soap base and snowflake embeds.

Peppermint Fluff Soap Recipe25 Ways to Use Peppermint: Peppermint Fluff Soap Recipe

Our final melt and pour soap recipe uses Natures Garden’s Peppermint Fluff Fragrance Oil.  For those who haven’t tried it, it is strong and great in soap. We also used a swirled pink and red melt and pour embed.  Then, we topped it with pink whipped soap base and sprinkles.

Peppermint Cold Process Foot Soap Recipe25 Ways to Use Peppermint: Peppermint Cold Process Foot Soap Recipe

Lastly, a cold process soap recipe that uses peppermint.  This cp soap recipe uses Peppermint Fragrance Oil.  This soap is refreshing and rejuvenating for your feet.

Ways to Use Peppermint in Face Masks

Peppermint makes a stellar addition to facial masks.  It will leave you feeling so refreshed like you just walked out of a spa.  These next few recipes are perfect for a girls night in.

Refreshing Facial Mask Recipe25 Ways to Use Peppermint: Refreshing Facial Mask Recipe

In addition, peppermint can be incorporated into your facial mask recipes. This face mask is the perfect way for you, or your clients to relax your worries away.  So, sit back and let this face mask leave you refreshed and rejuvenated with both cut peppermint leaf and peppermint powder herbs.

Candy Cane Facial Mask25 Ways to Use Peppermint: Candy Cane Face Mask Recipe

Next, we use peppermint in another way.  This facial mask uses peppermint essential.  Additionally, this layered face mask uses Kaolin Clay Powder and Rose Clay Powder. This face mask’s powder portion is packaged in a jar.  When using it, you simply take a small amount of the powder out and mix it with water and vegetable glycerin.  The advantages to creating this product for you inventory are a longer shelf life, a product that is fast and easy to make, and you don’t have to add a preservative.  So, you can package the facial mask in a jar and sell it as a set along with a small bottle of vegetable glycerin.

25 Ways to Use Peppermint: Room Scenting Recipes

Now, we will talk about how we have added peppermint to our room scenting recipes. We have used a peppermint scent in both candles and a potpourri for our burners.  Both of these recipes are phenomenal for room scenting, filling the rooms with a wonderful minty aroma!

Glistening Snowflakes Potpourri Recipe25 Ways to Use Peppermint: Glistening Snowflakes Wax Potpourri Recipe

First, our Glistening Snowflakes Potpourri Recipe.  It is scented with the AMAZING aroma of Jack Frost Fragrance Oil. For those that haven’t used Jack Frost Fragrance Oil, you will not be disappointed.  This scent is the combination of peppermint and vanilla and smells great in wax potpourri and tarts.

Candy Cane Candle Recipe25 Ways to Use Peppermint: Candy Cane Candle Recipe

Also, our Candy Cane Candle Recipe uses Natures Garden’s Candy Cane Fragrance Oil in this layered candle recipe.  Not only will you learn how to layer a candle, but it will also show you how to whip candle wax.  You will have so much fun creating this festive holiday candle.

Ways to Use Peppermint in Bath Bombs

Bath bombs, what can I say, everyone is obsessed, myself included.  Below you will see how to add a little mint to your bath fizzy recipes.

Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Bath Bombs Recipe25 Ways to Use Peppermint: Mint Chocolate Chip Bath Bombs Recipe

Now, a fun bath bomb recipe.  This bath bombs are shaped like ice cream scoops and made to look like mint chocolate chip ice cream.  Not only does it fizz and foam, it smells amazing too!  It is scented with Peppermint Patty Fragrance Oil.

Sinus Relief Bath Bomb Recipe25 Ways to Use Peppermint: Sinus Relief Bath Bomb Recipe

Another bath bomb recipe is our Sinus Relief Bath Bomb Recipe.  It uses not only our Sinus Relief Fragrance Oil but also peppermint powder. Relieve the sinus pressure and give this bath fizzy recipe a try.

 

 

25 Ways to Use Peppermint: Other Recipes

Rejuvenating Foot Balm Recipe25 Ways to Use Peppermint: Rejuvenating Foot Balm Recipe

Now, we have a foot balm recipe to help those tired and aching feet.  This foot balm recipe uses a combination of essential oils, including peppermint essential oil for a cooling and refreshing effect. Your feet will thank you for this balm.

Sunburn Relief Bath Tea Recipe25 Ways to Use Peppermint: Sunburn Relief Bath Tea Recipe

Finally, the sunburn relief bath tea recipe. This recipe included peppermint for its soothing and cooling properties.  We all know how painful it can be when you are burnt to a crisp. Well, relax, the best you can, in this bath tea to help sooth away the pain.

 

25 Ways to Use Peppermint: Something for the Kids
Scented Play Dough Recipe25 Ways to Use Peppermint: Scented Play Dough Recipe

Next, a recipe that will have your kids jumping for joy!  Not only can you make them play dough in their favorite colors, but you can scent it with their favorite scents.  A perfect item to prepare for upcoming holiday breaks!

 

How have you used peppermint in your handcrafted soap, candles, or cosmetic recipe?  We would love to see what you have been up to!  Be sure to follow us on Instagram and Twitter @ngscents.  You can also like us on Facebook. You can also post pictures of your handcrafted projects or links to your website.

Note: Natures Garden sells our peppermint for external use only. We do not sell them as food items. (The information we provide is for educational purposes only. This information is not intended to diagnose, cure, treat, or prevent any disease. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration). Keep all herbs out of reach of children and pets. Special care should be taken by pregnant and/or lactating women when handling herbs. Natures Garden accepts no responsibility (written or implied) for any products you make with our peppermint. All testing is the responsibility of the customer.

Oct
18

Castor Oil Benefits


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Castor Oil BenefitsCastor Oil Benefits

We at Natures Garden would like to share with you some awesome castor oil benefits that could work for your entire body. So, this oil could benefit certain aspects of your body on both the inside and the outside. There are benefits to be had for areas like the skin, hair, and even your well being. You can use castor oil to create luxurious bath and body products or you can simply use this oil on its own.  Regardless of how you use this cosmetic oil to help, you are sure to benefit from the amazing qualities of this oil. This oil has moisturizing benefits, hair growth stimulation, and much more!

Castor Oil Benefits Where Does this Oil Originate?Castor Oil Benefits Where Does this Oil Originate?

Castor Oil is a type of vegetable oil that comes from a specific species of plant. This plant is often called Castor Bean, but its scientific name is Ricinus Communis. The castor bean plant, which is featured to the left, produces the seeds that are pressed to create this wonderful oil. Many believe that this oil has some properties that our bodies can benefit from.

Further, it is thought that this plant originated in tropical Africa and that the Egyptians were among the first to utilize this oil. While we have come a long way from that time, castor oil has become widely used for cosmetics, soap, and other products. So, the beneficial properties of this oil have become more widely sought after and used as the years have progressed. So, check out this oil’s benefits in a variety of areas to determine whether you could benefit from this cosmetic oil in some way.

Castor Oil Benefits for Homemade ProductsCastor Oil Benefits for Homemade Products

Homemade products are only as good as their ingredients. It is important to know exactly what you are looking for to select the ingredients that will provide you with your desired properties. Each oil is unique, so castor oil’s properties may or may not be what you are looking to add to your product. While it is a thicker oil, it is an amazing moisturizer with some beneficial properties for various products. So, here is how this oil will act in certain products that you can make at home.

Castor Oil Benefits in Soap MakingCastor Oil Benefits in Soap Making

This lovely cosmetic oil is great for creating luscious, handmade soaps. For example, our Blackberry Sage Soap Recipe contains castor oil. Since castor oil naturally contains a variety of fatty acids that are great for the skin, this is a perfect soaping oil. First, adding this oil to soap will create a bar that is more conditioning, so your hands will be left softer after using. Plus, this means your body will be better moisturized and more nourished due to this oil. Also, this oil provides a more bubbly and creamy lather in your finished soaps.  However, you do want to be careful not to add too much.   Soap recipes can contain 5-7% of this wonderful oil. Some will add as much as 10%. However, adding more than 10% castor oil in
soap can produce a sticky soap.

Castor Oil Benefits Lotion and Body ButterCastor Oil Benefits Lotion and Body Butter

Also, you could use this cosmetic oil to create lotions, creams, or body butters like our Natural Facial Night Cream Recipe. This oil has properties that are perfect for skin care products. Castor oil is a very conditioning oil that reaches deep into the skin to nourish your body. So, your skin will be softened all the way through and fully hydrated. Further, this oil helps stimulate the production of elastin and collagen, which are very important for beautiful skin. So, this oil can help maintain a more youthful appearance for your skin.

Castor Oil Benefits Natural MakeupCastor Oil Benefits Natural Makeup

Anyone creating natural cosmetics could include Castor Oil in some of these products. First, many have found homemade mascara can be made perfectly with this oil. Plus, some believe that castor oil will lead to growing thicker, darker eyelashes over time. Alternatively, you can use castor oil to create an eye makeup remover.

Castor Oil Benefits Lip Balm Castor Oil Benefits Lip Balm

Castor Oil is a perfect cosmetic oil for creating lip balm. This thick, moisturizing oil is perfect for locking in exactly what your lips need. Plus, this oil is perfect for adding extra power to your lip balm recipe that can help bring cracked, dry lips back to life. While you can apply this oil on its own to your lips, we’d recommend adding this oil to other amazing oils to create a perfect lip balm! Be sure to check out our Silky Vegan Lip Balm Recipe, not only is it amazing, it also contains castor oil.

Castor Oil Benefits for External CareCastor Oil Benefits for External Care

Castor oil cosmetic oil is full of nutrients that your skin and hair can benefit from using. This oil is moisturizing and full of nutrients. Plus, this oil has been known to have antiviral, anti-inflammation antibacterial, and anti-fungal properties for the skin. In addition, this oil is great for hair growth and conditioning power. Since this oil is fairly thick, some may find it easier to mix this oil into homemade cosmetics before applying. But, you can use castor oil on it own, as well.

Castor Oil Benefits for Skin InflammationCastor Oil Benefits for Skin Inflammation

Your skin can become inflamed for a variety of reasons. This could be due to a  recent sunburn, stubborn acne, dry skin, or many other reasons. Regardless, castor oil is great for relief inflammation based issues. This cosmetic oil is a good choice for soothing these dilemmas because it has anti-inflammatory properties that can be utilized by directly applying the oil to the afflicted area. While you can directly apply this oil, you could incorporate this oil into your handmade skin care products.

Castor Oil Benefits for Wrinkle ReductionCastor Oil Benefits for Wrinkle Reduction

Also, castor oil is great for reducing wrinkles! This oil nourishes the deeper layers of your skin to rejuvenate the skin. This will lead to healthier skin and reduced wrinkles for some after a few months of applying this oil. This cosmetic oil would be perfect when added to homemade night cream recipes. This way you can add a few other beneficial ingredients to the cream and create the perfect wrinkle reduction. Plus, you will be able to leave this thick, moisturizing oil on your face overnight, so you will get the full benefits of this oil!

Castor Oil Benefits for Brittle NailsCastor Oil Benefits for Brittle Nails

Not only is this oil great for the skin, but your nails can benefit from castor oil, too. If you have brittle or cracked nails, then this oil is perfect for you. After about a week or so, you should be able to notice a difference. The oil provides your nails with nourishment, which for some, helps them be stronger and healthier. Furthermore, this oil can be used to nourish your cuticles, too. So, you’ll have healthy nails in no time.

Castor Oil Benefits for Soften CallusesCastor Oil Benefits for Soften Calluses

Due to castor oil’s strong moisturizing power and anti-inflammatory properties, it is a perfect oil for home callus treatment. While this alone won’t remove these hindrances, it certainly helps. First, the oil moisturizes deep into this rough, callused skin to provide a softer feel. Also, the anti-inflammatory properties help to reduce the pain and swelling. So, this oil may make a callus a bit more manageable. Simply soak a cotton ball in castor oil and tape it to the affected area for several hours. Personally, I’d recommend wearing this to bed to get all the benefits without being annoyed by this treatment all day. Also, it may help to pull a sock or glove over the cotton ball after it has been taped.

Castor Oil Benefits for Hair CareCastor Oil Benefits for Hair Care

Not only is castor oil good for the skin, but your hair can benefit, too! This conditioning oil is perfect for moisturizing and caring for the scalp. So, this oil is great for helping treat dandruff. Plus, the healthy acids in this oil restore the roots of your hair and increase circulation. This will stimulate hair growth and help reduce hair loss. Further, this natural hair conditioner it perfect for locking in moisture. This hydrates hair and reduces split ends simultaneously. Furthermore, this moisture locking property makes the hair thicker and darker, which would enhance naturally darker hair colors. Thus, this oil would make a great addition to homemade hair products for certain hair types.

Castor Oil Benefits for Growing EyebrowsCastor Oil Benefits for Growing Eyebrows

When it comes to eyebrow growth some believe castor oil is one of the best. Whether you are wanting to regrow your eyebrows or wanting help with your thin eyebrows, this oil is just what you need. Castor oil benefits your eyebrows with the same amazing hair growth benefits as it does for the hair on your head. So, this oil will nourish the deeper levels of your skin and stimulate the follicles. This will lead to thicker, lashes because Castor Oil provides the nourishment to stimulate healthy hair growth.

Castor Oil Benefits for Beard CareCastor Oil Benefits for Beard Care

Due to Castor Oil’s wonderful benefits for healthy beard growth, this oil was specifically chosen to be included in our recipes for beard soap and beard balm. First, this oil’s antibacterial properties and antifungal properties are perfect for helping to keep facial hair clean. Also, the nutrients in the oil are perfect for stimulating growth and leading to a thicker, fuller beard. Also, its conditioning strength perfectly reduces split ends and softens hair. This will lead to more luscious, touchable facial hair that everyone is sure to love. So, adding this to your homemade beard soap or beard balm will keep you looking fresh.

Castor Oil Benefits Castor Oil PackCastor Oil Benefits Castor Oil Pack

Many have found Castor Oil to have beneficial properties for the inside of the body. It is thought that allowing castor oil to sit on your skin for long periods of time could sink into your body and begin to work for you. This is thought to detox your liver, reduce inflammation, and improve lymphatic function. While this has not been officially certified, many people swear by this method of detox. They simply create a pack by soaking a cloth in castor oil and allowing it to set on their skin for between thirty minutes and an hour. Also, they use plastic to wrap the cloth and place heat over the plastic. This could be an electric heat pad or even a hot water bottle.

Castor Oil Benefits Sore MusclesCastor Oil Benefits Sore Muscles

Also, this oil has been said to be great for relieving sore muscles. Since Castor Oil is a warm oil, it promotes circulation in the body. So, adding this oil to your aching body may reduce the pain of overworked muscles. All you need to do is apply the oil and it will absorb and work its magic. You can either rub this oil into the target areas or create a massage oil with other beneficial ingredients. Either way, the soreness should be reduced by this oil.

Castor Oil Benefits for Internal CareCastor Oil Benefits for Internal Care

This naturally derived oil is a perfect addition to any healthy lifestyle. Not only does this oil care for your body externally, but there are many that believe that Castor Oil has some beneficial properties for your insides, too. Some use this oil as a natural way to detox and clean out the body. So, depending on your body’s needs this could be a great oil for you to use.

Castor Oil Benefits for ConstipationCastor Oil Benefits for Constipation

In the past, this oil has been medically used to treat constipation. Now, there are those that continue to use castor oil as a laxative. This oil can be used as a stimulant laxative for those that need the assistance. This oil will increase the movement of the intestines, which will help reduce constipation. So, Castor Oil is perfect for those who are a bit backed up and need help moving things along. Just make sure to not take too much at one time, as laxatives have the potential to dehydrate you from extreme cases of diarrhea. This oil is safe in regular doses, but overdoing it can be dangerous. So, you will most definitely want to consult a doctor before ingesting this natural laxative.

Note: Natures Garden sells castor oil for external use only. We do not sell this cosmetic oil as a food item. The information that we provide about this oil is for educational purposes only. This information is not intended to diagnose, cure, treat, or prevent any disease. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.

Oct
16

Best Christmas Fragrance Oils


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Best Christmas Fragrance OilsBest Christmas Fragrance Oils

Since we are heading into this lovely season of goodwill and kindness, we would love to share with your some of the best Christmas fragrance oils. We at Natures Garden have a little something for everyone this Christmas. In this blog, we have some of our favorite fragrance oils for the holiday season. Some are sweet and others are earthy, but all of these scents are perfect for this time of year. While this blog shares many of our Christmas scents, you can find even more wonderful fragrance oils on our Christmas Scents page. You are sure to find something that you can use in your festive soaps, candles and body products.

Best Christmas Fragrance Oils Christmas Memories Fragrance OilBest Christmas Fragrance Oils Christmas Memories Fragrance Oil

First, you can try out the delightful Christmas Memories Fragrance Oil! This Natures Garden Fragrance is Christmas memories at their finest! This fragrance oil begins with top notes of orange peel and cranberry sauce that flows nicely into middle notes of cinnamon sticks and freshly ground cloves. Also, the scent has base notes of evergreen and pinecones. You will adore this scent in your homemade crafts.

Best Christmas Fragrance Oils Sleigh Ride Fragrance Oil

Sleigh Ride Fragrance Oil by Natures Garden is next on our list of best Christmas Fragrance Oil. It is a wonderful combination of top notes of pine, apples, and cinnamon. Then, it is followed with middle notes bayberry and holly. Sleigh Ride Fragrance Oil is rounded out with a hint of vanilla.

Best Christmas Fragrance Oils Santa Snacks Fragrance OilBest Christmas Fragrance Oils Santa Snacks Fragrance Oil

Our Santa Snacks Fragrance Oil has the perfect scent for this wonderful time of year. This refreshing fragrance oil by Natures Garden is the aroma of fresh baked sugar cookies with hints of spices. Some of our customers use this fragrance all year round and call it Sugar and Spice. Give this Santa Hat Candle Recipe using Santa Snacks Fragrance Oil a try!

Best Christmas Fragrance Oils Christmas Cabin Fragrance Oil Best Christmas Fragrance Oils Christmas Cabin Fragrance Oil

Additionally, you can use one of our most popular Christmas scents, our Christmas Cabin Fragrance Oil in your handmade soap, candles, and cosmetics. This Christmas scented oil by Natures Garden is a wonderful blend of bayberries and cranberries with a top note of freshly crushed cinnamon bark with hints of orange zests. Many of our customers use this aroma year round.

Best Christmas Fragrance Oils Balsam and Cedar Fragrance OilBest Christmas Fragrance Oils Balsam and Cedar Fragrance Oil

Further, you can use the lovely aroma of Balsam and Cedar Fragrance Oil. This fragrance oil is a camphoraceous woody blend of pine, eucalyptus, cedarwood, which is finished with sweet balsam.Also, this scent is composed of top notes of orange, raspberry, and plum with middle notes of lily, carnation, and base notes of hyacinth;  base notes of balsam, pine, eucalyptus, and cedarwood.

Best Christmas Fragrance Oils Christmas Cookies Fragrance OilBest Christmas Fragrance Oils Christmas Cookies Fragrance Oil

Another great scent for the holidays is our Christmas Cookies Fragrance Oil! This fragrance oil has a great scent of freshly-baked, buttery Christmas Cookie with frosting. This scrumptious scent is absolutely scrumptious and is sure to make your products irresistible. Because everybody loves warm, fresh Christmas cookies.

Best Christmas Fragrance Oils Christmas Splendor Fragrance OilBest Christmas Fragrance Oils Christmas Splendor Fragrance Oil

Our Christmas Splendor Fragrance Oil is the perfect aroma for making homemade candles! This fragrance has the wonderful Christmas combination of apples, oak, balsam, fir, and pine, with a background of cinnamon and clove. Many of our customers carry this scent year round because it is a best selling scent for them, but many of these customers have decided to rename it Country Splendor for their year-round sales.

Best Christmas Fragrance Oils Christmas Cabernet Fragrance OilBest Christmas Fragrance Oils Christmas Cabernet Fragrance Oil

Also, we have the wonderful Christmas Cabernet fragrance oil! We used this lovely scent to create an amazing Wine Sugar Scrub Recipe! This fragrance oil by Natures Garden was created to capture part of the Christmas essence.  Cabernet has a classically deep red color and displays a lovely bouquet of berries and oak. A full-bodied wine with good varietal character and power, it offers rich cherry flavors with excellent balance and a long finish. We have combined this lovely aroma with hints of Christmas time and created our version of Christmas Cabernet. You will certainly want to celebrate after you smell this fragrance!

Best Christmas Fragrance Oils Balsam Fragrance OilBest Christmas Fragrance Oils Balsam Fragrance Oil

Next, we have another great winter fragrance oil for your Christmas scents list. Our Balsam Fragrance Oil has the perfect aroma of fresh pine balsam aroma is great for Christmas time and all year round. Not only is this a great scent for mixing throughout the year or creating new scents for your seasonal line. So, get crafting for the holiday with a wonderful fragrance!

Best Christmas Fragrance Oils Christmas Wreath Type Fragrance OilBest Christmas Fragrance Oils Christmas Wreath Type Fragrance Oil

Further, you can use the Christmas Wreath Type Fragrance Oil in your own creations. This wonderful fragrance oil by Natures Garden is the traditional and welcoming scent for the holidays. In this scent you, will find fresh cut boughs of pine, balsam, hollyberry and earthy pinecones. Truly, this is a great seasonal scent that you can make crafts like our Christmas Wreath Fire Starters Recipe!

Best Christmas Fragrance Oils Bayberry Fragrance OilBest Christmas Fragrance Oils Bayberry Fragrance Oil

Also, we have a different choice for your winter line that is just as great as other fragrances. Bayberry Fragrance Oil   This aroma by Natures Garden is a nice blend of fir and balsam and delicate spicy undertones of nutmeg and ginger. You will love this scent in your scented Christmas crafts, as many of our customers already have! Of course, this fragrance oil is a best-selling fragrance oil!

Best Christmas Fragrance Oils Christmas Thyme Fragrance OilBest Christmas Fragrance Oils Christmas Thyme Fragrance Oil

Additionally, you can create even more wonderfully scented products with the delightful Christmas Thyme Fragrance Oil. This fragrance oil has the aroma of bayberries and apples with a base note of fresh pine needles and thyme, with a top note of freshly ground cinnamon bark. This is a perfect scent for creating your own homemade Christmas products and crafts. Plus, you can create the feel of Christmas with scent by using this aroma to create our Christmas Liquid Potpourri Recipe.

Best Christmas Fragrance Oils Candy Cane Fragrance OilBest Christmas Fragrance Oils Candy Cane Fragrance Oil

Another wonderful fragrance for the holiday season is the delightful Candy Cane Fragrance Oil by Natures Garden. This delightful candy aroma embodies the joy of the holidays. This aroma captures the lovely scent combination of fresh peppermint leaves and sweet ripened strawberries on a dry down of delicious vanilla. While there are tons of fun ways to utilize this aroma, one great way to utilize this scent is by creating our very own Candy Cane Candle Recipe! This recipe uses joy wax and red candle dye to create a candle that is striped red and white and has a scent just like a candy cane.

Best Christmas Fragrance Oils Santas Whiskers Fragrance OilBest Christmas Fragrance Oils Santas Whiskers Fragrance Oil

Further, you can try out the fabulous Santas Whiskers Fragrance Oil which was inspired by the big guy himself. This scent is a perfect aroma for the holiday season and you are sure to use it well in your soap, candle, and cosmetic recipes. This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is a fun blend of balsam, fir, and pine with warm vanilla sugar cookies. This scent is perfect for creating all kinds of products, or even holiday crafts. If you are looking for ideas, we used this aroma to create our wonderful Santa Whiskers Candle Recipe.

Best Christmas Fragrance Oils Christmas Wassail Fragrance OilBest Christmas Fragrance Oils Christmas Wassail Fragrance Oil

Furthermore, you can try out the Christmas Wassail Fragrance Oil for crafting. This Natures Garden fragrance oil is an exciting Christmas culinary drink aroma. The wonderful aroma of mulled apple cider, fresh pineapple, and orange zests surrounded with spicy cinnamon and cloves.

 

 

 

Best Christmas Fragrance Oils Eggnog Fragrance OilBest Christmas Fragrance Oils Eggnog Fragrance Oil

Another beloved holiday treat is Eggnog! So, the creamy Christmas fragrance oil by Natures Garden is a perfect addition to the holidays. This creamy eggnog has strong notes of buttercream vanilla, with hints of cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove. Many of our customers use this scent year round by renaming it Creamy Spice.

Best Christmas Fragrance Oils Chestnut Brown Sugar Fragrance OilBest Christmas Fragrance Oils Chestnut Brown Sugar Fragrance Oil

Of course, everyone has heard or experienced the lovely Christmas tradition of chestnuts roasting by an open fire. Not only is this a lovely holiday tradition, but the aroma is amazing. This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is a succulent aroma that is reminiscent of fall time and perfect for this frigid season. This scent has top notes of caramel, brown sugar, nutty characters, maple, and butter; followed by powdery middle notes; sitting on a fresh, full-bodied base note of chestnut.

Best Christmas Fragrance Oils Reindeer Poo Fragrance Oil

Also, you can use the fun aroma of Reindeer Poo Fragrance Oil when creating your holiday products. Be sure to check out our Reindeer Poo Candle inspired by this scent. This holiday season, have fun, laugh a little, and embrace a good sense of humor.  That is what we did when creating Natures Garden’s Reindeer Poo fragrance oil!  This fragrance will lift your holiday spirits, and add a little magic to your life!  Reindeer Poo begins with top notes of apples and pears; followed by middle notes of eucalyptus, pine, and geranium; and well-balanced with base notes of vanilla, cedarwood, and patchouli.  We believe that the bubbly top notes coincide with the feeling children have when they see Santa’s reindeer magically flying through the sky.

Best Christmas Fragrance Oils Christmas Cravings Fragrance OilBest Christmas Fragrance Oils Christmas Cravings Fragrance Oil

Christmas Cravings Fragrance Oil is another fantastic fragrance that you can use to create your homemade products. Obviously, this scent would be a great choice for the holidays. This wonderful fragrance begins with top notes of orange, grapefruit, lemon, and apple; followed by middle notes of cinnamon, ginger, carrot, and nutmeg; sitting on base notes of buttercream and vanilla. In fact, this scent is almost guaranteed to make your mouth water!

Best Christmas Fragrance Oils Cotton Headed Ninny Muggin Fragrance OilBest Christmas Fragrance Oils Cotton Headed Ninny Muggin Fragrance Oil

Additionally, you can find another great ingredient for your homemade creations with this fun fragrance. Cotton Headed Ninny Muggin Fragrance Oil is a delightful Christmas scent that will bring some warmth to the season. This scent was inspired by one of our favorite movies of all times – “ELF”.  At one point in the movie, Buddy mentions that he feels like a “Cotton headed ninny muggin”; AKA…an ELF Airhead.  This made us think, “What would a cotton headed ninny muggin smell like?”  Cotton headed ninny muggin fragrance oil begins with sweet, buttery, creamy coconut and vanilla frosting; leading to middle notes of powdery heliotrope and spicy hints; and sits on a powerful vanilla base. We used this fragrance oil to make scented play dough and it was amazing!

 

Best Christmas Fragrance Oils Elf Sweat Fragrance OilBest Christmas Fragrance Oils Elf Sweat Fragrance Oil

Also, we have the fun aroma of our Elf Sweat Fragrance Oil that is inspired by cheerful elves from the North Pole. Magical, happy, and hard-working…that would describe the personalities of Santa’s elves!  Are you ready to smell a fragrance that embraces these personality traits?  Elf sweat fragrance is a bubbly, magical blend of candy, candy canes, candy corn, and syrup, with effervescent spicy soda pop bubbles to provide a unique, magical top note.  Creativity and uniqueness like you’ve never experienced! Furthermore, you can create the delightful Lumps of Coal Bath Bomb Recipe.

Best Christmas Fragrance Oils Christmas Tree Fragrance OilBest Christmas Fragrance Oils Christmas Tree Fragrance Oil

Another great fragrance oil is perfect for the holiday season, as this fragrance has the aroma of a true Christmas Tree. So, along with decorating your tree this year, why not decorate with the scent of fresh Christmas tree?  Our Christmas tree fragrance begins with top notes of pine and fresh lime; with middle notes of cardamom and pepper; with a base note of Scotch pine.

Best Christmas Fragrance Oils Country Christmas Fragrance OilBest Christmas Fragrance Oils Country Christmas Fragrance Oil

Plus, you can use the lovely Country Christmas Fragrance Oil. This scent is a truly fantastic fragrance oil by Natures Garden which is a blend of bayberries, cranberries, and apples, with spicy nuances of nutmeg and cloves with a top note of orange zests. This is a great scent for creating homemade scented candles this season. You will love it!

 

 

Best Christmas Fragrance Oils Tinsel Fragrance OilBest Christmas Fragrance Oils Tinsel Fragrance Oil

Finally, our last of our best Christmas Fragrance Oils for the holiday season is the delightful Tinsel Fragrance Oil. You will love this fragrance oil in your own homemade products. This scented oil by Natures Garden is a refreshing and unique Christmas fragrance that blends pomegranate, raspberries, and strawberries, with slight hints of fresh peppermint leaves and fresh vanilla.

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
05

Cold Process Soap Benefits


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Cold Process Soap BenefitsCold Process Soap Benefits

With all the effort that comes along with making your own soap from scratch, it is nice to know the cold process soap benefits. We at Natures Garden would like to remind you about all the wonderful reasons why homemade soaps are the best.

Further, if you are a looking to become a soap maker, we’d like to share the advantages of making your own soap. Depending on what you are looking for in a soap, you may find different aspects of homemade soap appealing. Those that have a difficult time finding soaps that don’t irritate their skin will rejoice after using this soap. People that enjoy crafting and would like to make soaps that are more fun and creative than the typical bar will enjoy this method of soaping. Not only can you combine any scent with any color, but you can create crazy fun designs that are not not often found in soaps. Regardless of what you are looking for in a soap, I’m sure you will be able to find something special in cold process soap!

Cold Process Soap Benefits Main Reason to Soap At Home

The biggest reason you should want to create your own soaps from scratch is that they are better than store bought. It all boils down to quality and making your own soaps is the best way to ensure a quality product with total control of the ingredients. We will discuss exactly what we have found to convince us that homemade soaps are better for the skin.

Cold Process Soap Benefits Better for Skin Than Commercial SoapCold Process Soap Benefits Better for Skin Than Commercial Soap

When you can simply go out and buy a bar of soap, there are some benefits from making your own soap. Though both bars will get you clean, many store bought soaps aren’t as nice for your skin. Cold process soaps can be made with skin nourishing oils, butters, and herbs that really work well for your skin.

On the other hand, commercial bar soaps can contain ingedients that leave your skin dry. Further, store bought soap could have some of the natural moisturizing elements removed. For example, the glycerin in store bought soap, which is created during the saponification process, could be removed in these bars. Thus, leaving you with a bar that really dries out your hands. So, creating your own soap will leave you with a creamy lather that is softening and provides amazing moisture for your skin.

Cold Process Soap Benefits Get Ready For Softer Hands

Since you will have a bar of soap that is more moisturizing than those soaps at stores due to the glycerin content remaining, you will have softer, more moisturized hands! So, say farewell to your lotions and creams because you may not need them as much as you used to need them. These soaps will care for your skin and make sure that they don’t dry out your hands. While your soap will still clean hands effectively, it won’t dry out your skin. Also, you won’t need to buy as much lotion due to your soap extra moisturizing power! So, this is the best soap recipe to create for hands that will help your skin hydrate and heal.

Cold Process Soap Benefits Freedom to Control All Ingredients

When you make your soap at home you have all the control. You can create any kind of soap that your skin could possibly need. You can easily account for sensitivities, allergies, and your skin type. No need to find a specialty bar of soap at the store, you can simply leave out or swap ingredients to create your perfect bar of soap.

Cold Process Soap Benefits Crafting the Perfect Bar of SoapCold Process Soap Benefits Crafting the Perfect Bar of Soap

Since you are going to control exactly what is in your soap bars, you have the power to create a soap that cares for your skin exactly right. You know your skin best and can learn about the properties of different oils to create the perfect soap! Whether you have oily skin, sensitive skin, or dry skin it is within your ability to make kinds of soap, as well as many others, to formulate the bar that will fit your skin type perfectly. Changing the types and amounts of oils in your recipe will impact the bar’s appearance and how it treats you.

An easy way to create the exact soap recipe that you need is to enter in different oils into a soap calculator. This program will tell you exactly what kind of bar your recipe will create. It does help to know a bit about the oils. You can learn quite a bit about soaping oils through our Soaping Oil Properties class.

Cold Process Soap Benefits Soaps that Care For Your Skin

Further, you can choose from a wider variety of soaps when you have control of your ingredients. Stores don’t often have a wide selection of soaps. Often, there are different brands of the same old, generic kind of soap. Additionally, those that do find the rare, more natural bar of soap are likely to find it to be too expensive. So, you are more likely to be stuck with very little choice regarding your soap. However, creating your own soap from home will open the door to so many possibilities. You can literally make any kind of soaping recipe to find the exact recipe you enjoy best. No more waiting and hoping in the cosmetics aisle, it’s time for you to get more and better choices regarding you skin care!

Cold Process Soap Benefits Potential to Create All Natural SoapCold Process Soap Benefits Potential to Create All Natural Soap

Since you can control all of your ingredients, you have the option to create soap bars that are fully natural. For those that prefer to live on the more natural side, you can create soap without anything synthetic at all. You can include some herbs and spices to naturally enhance your soap with some nice properties. For example, you can add Chamomile Flowers to your soap for its relaxing and skin softening properties. There are so many herbs that provide different kinds of benefits that are explained for each one on the Natures Garden website.

Further, you can use powdered herbs to naturally color your soap, such as Beet Root PowderSpirulina Powder, or Cocoa Powder Organic. Additionally, an additive like Activated Charcoal has both deep pore cleansing properties and the ability to color your soap! You won’t have to turn to unnatural colorants or additives if you don’t want to, because there are plenty of options. All the decisions on ingredients are up to you!

Cold Process Soap Benefits Can Make Sensitive Soaps

As I mentioned before, you are able to create bars of soap that are perfect for sensitive skin. So, those that have had a difficult time with typical bars of soap may have more luck creating their own bars of soap. There is no fear of the recipe being changed all of a sudden to add an ingredient you are avoiding and no worries about finding the exact right product, because you control it all. If you have sensitivities to certain colorants, fragrance oils, or other ingredients, then just leave them out of your soap batch and enjoy the freedom!

First, there are many substitutes for colorants that have been mentioned and you can even leave the soap batch uncolored. Also, you can either create an unscented bar of soap or add one of our all natural essential oils. This option can be easier for sensitive skin and allows you to still scent your bar. Lastly, you don’t have to worry about unnatural ingedients in a natural soap bar! You can make everything homemade from natural ingredients to create a sensitive bar that will be gentle on your skin.

Cold Process Soap Benefits Creating Soaps With PurposeCold Process Soap Benefits Creating Soaps With Purpose

Plus, you can create soaps with a specific function. Instead of looking for a product that will fit the needs of a certain situation, why not create exactly what you need? We have a few recipes that were made with a specific activity in mind. So, all of the ingredients were researched to ensure that they would work properly for their intended use. For example, the Cold Process Shaving Soap Recipe was specifically formulated with the intention of creating a rich lather for shaving. So, every ingredient has a purpose and they work together to create the desired effect, which you can see on our blog for this recipe.

Cold Process Soap Benefits Total Creative Freedom

Or course, with full control over the ingredients comes full creative power. Since you are making your soaps from scratch you can make any kind of shapes or designs that you’d like. Some designs and techniques take more skill to master, but even the soaps you use to practice these techniques can be used. So, you won’t lose too much from working on your soap making abilities.

Cold Process Soap Benefits Ability to Make Creative SoapsCold Process Soap Benefits Ability to Make Creative Soaps

Another benefit of creating cold process soap is that it is a form of art. There are many different ways to change the appearance of you cp soap whether you are using swirls, layers, or a modeling soap recipe. You can get in touch with your inner artist and create something beautiful. While it can take time to get really good at making pretty soap,  eventually you will be able to make any kind of soap you’d like!

First, you can create swirled soaps like the Lavender Cold Process Soap Recipe or the Peeps Cold Process Soap Recipe. While swirled soaps are lots of fun, you can create more simple recipes that are just as cute. For example, the Peppered Poppy Seed Cold Process Soap Recipe is a solid color with poppy seeds that was placed in a flower shaped mold. While this recipe looks more fun than a typical bar, it is very simple to create differently shaped soaps. Further, we have even more cold process soap recipes that you could look through on our webpage.

Cold Process Soap Benefits Customizing Your Soaps

Another great benefit of creating cold process soap is creating any style you’d like. Ever have the problem of trying to find soap you like that actually matches your home? With cold process soap making, you can create soaps to match your home or make them your favorite color. But, there is one twist that makes homemade soap making better than store bought soaps.

This twist is that you will be able to create any kind of scent and style combination. For example, you can create a blueberry scented soap that is colored red. While it’s unlikely that you would would want this exact soap, you have to admit it would be pretty hard to find this exact soap in stores. This is just a single example of all the fun combinations you can get into. All you have to do is pair a favorite scent with a fun recipe or design! So, if you want a unique scent and color combination this is the best option! Never settle for soap when you can create cold process soap with your favorite scents that match your bathroom perfectly. This gives you the opportunity to use you favorite scents in soaps without compromising the soap’s appearance.

Cold Process Soap Benefits Additional Fun with Soap Making Cold Process Soap Benefits Additional Fun with Soap Making

We aren’t kidding when we say that you can add many fun things to your soaps! The possiblites are endless. In fact, we created a Wine Cold Process Soap Recipe that used real wine to add some authenticity and create an even better scent with our fragrance oil. Also, we added real, raw honey to our Oatmeal Milk Honey Cold Process Soap Recipe to add the beneficial properties of honey to our bars of soap.

We would love to see your cold process soap creations!  Show us what you have created by tagging us on Instagram or Twitter @ngscents. You can also post pictures of your handmade soap on our Facebook Page!