Posts Tagged ‘soap supplies’

Sugar Scrub Cubes

Friday, August 15th, 2014

sugar cube scrub recipeSugar Scrub Cubes

Ready to take a trip back to childhood?  Our sour watermelon sugar scrub cube recipe combines the aroma of a popular candy that kids love, while providing the exfoliation and skin softening qualities that will pamper the ladies.  The same mouth-watering taste of chewy, watermelon starburst candies has been effectively captured in this popular Natures Garden’s fragrance oil.

The creative staff at Natures Garden doesn’t stop there.  These sugar scrubs are a combination of moisturizing glycerin soap, exuberant skin-loving oils, and exfoliating granulated sugar; cleverly packaged in sugar cube shaped clamshell containers. Are you ready for pure bath time enjoyment?

Exfoliation fun has just begun!

Ingredients:

340 grams Granulated Sugar

50 grams Sweet Almond Oil

38 grams Argan oil

10 grams Avocado Oil

175 grams SLS Free Clear Melt and Pour Soap

10 drops Neon Red FUN Soap Colorant

11 drops Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant

18 grams Sour Watermelon Candy Fragrance Oil

5 grams Whole Poppy Seed

Clamshell Containers- 10 Count

 

Directions:

  1. Lay out 5 of your Clamshell Containers on your work area

 

  1. In a bowl weigh out 340 grams Granulated Sugar and add 5 grams Whole Poppy Seed, set aside

 

  1. Weigh out 175 grams SLS Free Clear Melt and Pour Soap and chop it up into small blocks; then put it into a microwave safe bowl and melt it completely into a liquid form inside of the microwave, going in 30 second intervals

 

  1. When the soap is melted add 10 drops Neon Red FUN Soap Colorant, 11 drops Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant, 18 grams Sour Watermelon Candy Fragrance Oil, 50 grams Sweet Almond Oil, 38 grams Argan Oil, and 10 grams Avocado Oil; and stir

 

  1. Quickly! Pour the contents of the bowl from Step 2 into the soap mixture and mix them with your gloved hand.

 

  1. Pour the contents of the mixed bowl into the 6 cavities of the 5 clamshell molds, even adding a little but more and flattening down the molds when you fill the cavities all the way

 

  1. Put the lids on top of each mold and allow to sit overnight

 

We hope that you enjoy our free sugar scrub cubes recipe!  Natures Garden offers an array of free recipes for candles, soaps, cosmetics, and room scenting.  We are constantly creating new recipes for our customers.  To view our entire list of free recipes and classes, please visit our site.

Matthew Ward
www.naturesgardencandles.com

Jersey Soap Recipe

Tuesday, May 6th, 2014

jersey soap recipe

 

This manly themed Jersey Soap Recipe is easy and fun to make if you have soaped before.  Perfect for a Fathers Day gift or a gift for your favorite sports fan; using a combination of both cold processed and hot processed soap, you will be able to create a manly scented soap that looks very similar to a sports jersey.  In creating this masterpiece, feel free to swap out the colors to select ones that batter fit the theme of the end product you are looking for.

Please Note:  To complete this homemade project, it will take two days to create.  Day one will be the cold process soap steps.  Then, you will have to wait 24 hours before unmolding this soap.  Once that time has elapsed, the second day will involve the hot process soap steps.  Then, of course there is cure time involved due to the fact that there is cold process soap in your end product.  But, you will have nice and firm bars when finished.

The majority of the ingredients and some of the supplies used in this recipe can be purchased at Natures Garden.

Here are the ingredients that you will need to make the cold process portion of this recipe:
For the lye solution:
65 grams Water
24 grams Lye
For your soaping ingredients:
60 grams Shea Butter
50 grams Coconut Oil 76
33 grams Apricot Kernel Oil
21 grams Grapeseed Oil
9 grams Castor Oil
6 grams Sodium Lactate
11 grams Game On Fragrance Oil
2 grams Titanium Dioxide

As for the mold, you will need to have the Mold Market Square Loaf mold.  This mold is also available at Natures Garden.

Once you have everything and you are ready to start soaping, here are the steps, complete with pictures to show you how it is done:

make your lye solution

Put on your safety gear, and prep your area. Then, make your lye solution.

melting down your soaping ingredients

Now, melt and combine your Apricot Kernel Oil, Grapeseed Oil, Shea Butter, Coconut Oil 76, and Castor Oil.

adding sodium lactate

Once the lye solution has cooled add the sodium lactate and stir.

titanium dioxide paste

Next, remove 8 grams of the melted soaping ingredients, and place it into a separate mixing bowl.  Then, add your titanium dioxide to this and stir in to make a paste.   Set aside.

emulsify soap batter

When ready, combine the lye solution and soaping ingredients together. Stick blend to emulsify.

scenting and coloring the batter

Next, add titanium dioxide paste and stick blend to make the whole batter white in color.  Then, add the fragrance and stick blend.

pouring your soap

Once you have reached trace, pour the white soap batter into the 4 pound mold.  Please Note:  The batter will NOT fill the mold.  This is done intentionally.  Insulate.

measuring out your embed

After 24 hours:  Carefully remove the white soap from the mold.   Place it down flat and horizontally in front of you. Then, using a ruler, measure out 2 inches in height and mark it.

the number in your jersey soap
Now, using a knife, cut the soap so that you have one long bar.  This will be the number one in your jersey soap.  Then, set aside.

The cold process steps are now complete.  You are now half way there.  The next step is the Hot Process and here is the recipe (using the same ingredients with the addition soap colorant).
For the Lye solution:
420 grams Water
153 grams Lye
For your soaping ingredients:
387 grams Shea Butter
321 grams Coconut Oil 76
210 grams Apricot Kernel Oil
133 grams Grapeseed Oil
55 grams Castor Oil
35 grams Sodium Lactate
69 grams Game On Fragrance Oil
15 grams Ultramarine Blue Fun Soap Colorant

meling your ingredients for hp recipe

Set your crock pot to a low heat setting. Next, place all of your oils and butter into the crock pot. Heat and occasionally stir them until melted.

adding the sodium lactate to hp

While you are melting the soaping ingredients, make your lye solution.  Also, add the sodium lactate. Stir in to incorporate.

combining the soap ingredients

Once all of the soaping ingredients are melted, slowly pour the lye mixture into the crock pot.

coloring the hp soap

Next, in short bursts, stick blend directly in the crock pot. Once you have the batter at light trace, add the ultramarine blue soap colorant. Then, stick blend to incorporate throughout the whole batter.

hp soap pudding like state
Now, keep blending in short bursts with your stick blender until the batter reaches a pudding like state.  Remember to periodically stir the soap in between with your spatula.  Once the batter has reached this state, lid the crock pot.

hp soap with waxy appearance
Allow the soap mixture to cook, and periodically stir it. Doing this will prevent the soap from scorching.  As the soap cooks, the soap will start to dry out and take on a waxy appearance.

hp soap that has consistency of mashed potatoes
Remember to stir occasionally, but allow the soap to cook for about 2 hours.  You will know that your soap has cooked long enough once it has the consistency of mashed potatoes.

adding the scent and stirring it in
Next, quickly add the Game On scent to the soap.  Then, stir well throughout the whole batter.

about one inch of soap in the mold
Now, get your mold and place about one inch worth of the soap into it.  Gently tap the soap in the mold to remove any air bubbles.

placing the number 1 in the soap
Once the mold has been tapped, vertically place the white soap into the mold.  Using your fingers, gently wedge the soap into place.  Try to keep the white soap centered.  This will be the number 1 on the jersey soap.

filling in the rest of the mold

Once the number 1 has been set into the soap, begin to carefully fill in the open sides with soap.  As you are doing this, remember to gently tap the soap mold to remove any trapped air.  Please Note:  Due to the tapping  of the mold, you may have to recenter the number 1 in the soap if it becomes askew.

heap the top of the soap
Once the mold is filled, heap the top lip portion with the remaining soap.

how to get the jersey shape

Now, using your ladle, carefully run it down the center of the mold and remove the excess soap.  Place the excess soap along the sides.  This scooping manner will give your jersey soap its neck line.  Allow the soap to mold overnight.

removing the soap from the mold
The next morning, remove the soap from the mold.

cut your jersey soap

Finally, cut the soap into bar sized slices. Allow the soap to cure further (because of the cold process soap) before use.

That is it!  You have just accomplished the jersey soap recipe.  Enjoy your new soap!

 

Sexy as Sin Fragrance Oil

Thursday, December 26th, 2013

sexy as sin fragrance oilSexy as Sin Fragrance Oil- Fragrance Oil Spotlight

This best selling fragrance oil is very sensual, sexy, and feminine.  After one whiff of this scent, many of our customers are speechless; this fragrance oil is just that good.  Sexy as Sin has that WOW factor that many people are looking for.  A pleasing scent for everyone, even the men like it too!  This amazing scent lingers for a long time.  Our customers highly recommend this fragrance as a must have in your lines because customers just can’t get enough. 

What does Sexy as Sin Smell Like?

This irresistible fragrance oil by Natures Garden is a floral bouquet of gardenia, tuberose, sweet vanilla and exotic musk which is sure to intoxicate your senses. The name sexy as sin says it all!  A Best Seller! 

How Do Our Customers Use Sexy as Sin Fragrance Oil?

For anyone who is a candle crafter or home scenter; Sexy as Sin Fragrance Oil is used in parasoy blends, soy, WOW, and Joy waxes.  This scent is even used in Pillar of Bliss wax to make amazing tarts and votives.  Since this fragrance oil is extremely aromatic both the hot and cold throw are great! This fragrance oil also works very well for air fresheners, room sprays, reed diffusers, and smelly jellies.

For bath and body crafters, this fragrance is one HOT SELLER!  The usage percent for this fragrance oil is 5% and the Vanillin Content is 7% so Vanilla White Color Stabilizer is advised by our customers to stabilize discoloration in finished products.  This spectacular fragrance oil is used to make: melt and pour soaps, roll on perfumes, body mists, bath bombs, body lotions, and spray perfumes.  Finally, for those of you that are cold process soapers, this fragrance is intoxicating.  Here are the official results:  Moderate acceleration but definitely manageable.  Recommend to soap at cooler temperatures.  Do not use a water discount.  Discolored to milk chocolate after cure.  Scent stayed nice and strong. 

Where Can I Buy Soap Making Supplies

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013
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If you are looking for high quality soap making supplies, Natures Garden is your solution. We offer everything you need whether you are just starting your soap making craft or if you are a veteran soap crafter!

Where Can I Buy Soap Making Supplies

Deciding to venture into soap making can sometimes leave you with more questions than answers.  Where do I begin?  Where can I find informative classes and recipes?  Where is the best place to purchase soap making supplies?  We can understand that there are probably tons of these questions whirling around in your head.

Well, at Natures Garden Candle and Soap Supply; we have your answers.  Our staff has put in countless hours testing, researching, and writing informative soap making classes, tried and true soap recipes, and in the case of Cold Process Soaping; even tested every fragrance oil that we carry so that you have some insight as to how the fragrance oil behaves.

Providing soap making supplies to everyone- hobbyist and small business owners alike, if you are in the market for soap making supplies, Natures Garden is your answer.  We carry many soap making supplies like fragrance oilssoap colorants, molds, waxes/ butters/oils, additives, equipment, and even herbs and spices.

In fact, Natures Garden also carries several varieties of melt and pour soaps where the saponification process has already been done for you.  With melt and pour soap, it can be as simple as using the soap as is, or scenting and molding the soap to give it your true unique touch.

If you are still are seeking a place to start your soap making skills, a great place to start looking is at Natures Garden’s Soap Classes.  Not only are they super informative, they are FREE, and free reputable information is never a bad thing.

Enjoying Crafts as a New Hobby

Sunday, September 4th, 2011

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Crafts as a Hobby

This morning I made a promise to myself.  I guess you can say it is a September Resolution.  I know… I know… resolutions are typically made in January to bring in the New Year, but I can’t put this off for four more months, so I guess I am bringing in a New September.

My resolution-to ensure that I spend time every day for me working on things that I am passionate about because with passion comes happiness.

Right now, since we are heading into the cooler and colder temperatures my outside activities are quickly dwindling down and turning into indoor crafts.  Plus, with the holidays approaching, it is never too early to start creating my handmade gifts for loved ones.

Just like the age old saying “an apple a day keeps the doctor away”, “Crafting each day keeps mom happy Yay!”  I suggest you give it a try.  I have a feeling that you are totally going to love it!  It is even quite possible that you will become a craddict- this is a person who eats, breaths, and sleeps their craft of choice.  And, yes I made that word up, but that is because I go through my craddict phrases all the time.   There is nothing like making something from scratch, working each step meticulously, resulting in perfection.  It is a lovely bliss.

Creating stunning products from raw materials is very invigorating.  When combined with the passion, all of the hard work is actually really rewarding.  Plus, if you haven’t noticed yet, I love doing it so it is time well spent.

Crafting allows for you spend the amount of time you want to on it.  There are some beautiful products that take seconds to create like smelly jellies, and on the other end of the spectrum, some more time consuming projects like the famous triple layered candle (these are totally worth the work!)  Even if you only allotted yourself 20 minutes today for your me time, that is more than enough to totally whip out a few batches of Vanilla Lavender melt and pour soap embeds.  Then, you get to treat yourself to a super relaxing bath as a bonus.

Get excited for me time… if you are looking to start creating some new crafts, or maybe you just don’t know where to start at all,
check out the free recipes from Natures Garden.  All of the recipes have easy to follow step by step instructions, and they include a
picture of the finished product.

Or, if you are totally a newbie… then welcome… my suggestion is to purchase one of Natures Garden’s kits and find your crafting passion.

There is such an array of different projects that you can do, not finding one is impossible.  There is something out there for everyone, every age, every culture.

The possibilities are limitless…

free recipes

Fragrance & Fun for Everyone

Inspire, Create, and Dominate!

Sparkles!!!  Nicole

(Corporate Manager of

Natures Garden Candle Supplies)

www.naturesgardencandles.com

Natures Garden Has a New Blog Page

Friday, December 10th, 2010

Natures Garden Has a New BlogHi Guys!!! We want to thank Afshan and Neal for creating a new blog for Natures Garden Candle & Soap Making Supplies! The design is not 100% done yet, but I have to say…it looks pretty darn good so far! It will take me time to become efficient at blogging, so please be patient with me! Let us know what you think of our new blog! Have a wonderful day!!! Deborah (CEO Natures Garden)

Natures Garden Candle & Soap Supplies