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Apr
10

14 Ways To Use Arrowroot Powder


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14 Ways To Use Arrowroot Powder14 Ways To Use Arrowroot Powder

Arrowroot Powder is one of the most versatile products in the market today. It can be used in anything from cooking to all types of bath products, such as, soap, bath bombs, cosmetics,deodorants, lotions and even in cleaning products.  The list of possibilities are endless. Below, we have 14 ways to use arrowroot powder. We hope you are able to be inspired to create some fun, and even some natural products to add to you line of products or even for just your personal use. Before we get started though, let’s talk a little about where Arrowroot Powder comes from and what exactly Arrowroot is.

 

14 Ways to Use Arrowroot Powder: How It's Made14 Ways to Use Arrowroot Powder: How It’s Made

Maranta arundinacea, or more commonly known as arrowroot, dates back to more than 7,000 years ago,  when this powder was first discovered as being used in food by the Caribbean Arawak people. This plant is native to tropical areas such as, western Brazil and Guyana. However, this multi functional root is cultivated in such countries such as, Australia, South Africa and the West Indies.

The powder itself comes from the rhizomes, or the roots, of the plant. The roots are first washed, and then cleaned of the paper-like scales. The scales must be carefully removed before extracting the starch because they impart a disagreeable flavor. Once the scales are completely removed, the roots are washed again, drained and reduced to a pulp by beating them in mortars or grinding them with a wheel rasp. The milky liquid that is obtained is then passed through a coarse cloth. The pure starch, which is insoluble, is allowed to settle at the bottom. The wet starch is then dried in the sun or in a drying house. The result is a starchy powder, ready to be packed in airtight containers and shipped.

14 Ways to Use Arrowroot Powder: Arrowroot Uses14 Ways to Use Arrowroot Powder: Arrowroot Uses

Arrowroot Powder can be used in everything from cooking, cosmetics to even medicinal uses. Arrowroot is starchy and makes a wonderful natural, thickening alternative to flour or cornstarch. This powder is fat free, gluten free, and low in salt. You can treat sunburns, blemishes and rashes with arrowroot. When used in cosmetics, bath and body products, it works as a thickening agent. It is also good at absorbing moisture and aids in keeping your skin dry.

 

14 Ways to Use Arrowroot Powder: Pink Lemonade Scrub Recipe14 Ways to Use Arrowroot Powder: Pink Lemonade Scrub Recipe

Our first recipe using arrowroot is our Pink Lemonade Scrub. Scrubs are incredibly popular nowadays.  Salt or sugar, pumice or black walnut hulls, scrubs are an easy way to help slough away dead skin cells without being harsh on your skin. This recipe is not only fresh and colorful, it’s full of skin softening ingredients. Sugar is the main ingredient and we all generally have sugar in our house. Cocoa butter, Sunflower Oil, Vitamin E and Arrowroot Powder are just a few. The scent inspiration for this scrub was our Raspberry Lemonade fragrance oil that smells true to its name. Tart lemons, raspberries and sugar.

 

14 Ways to Use Arrowroot Powder: Activated Charcoal Scrub Recipe14 Ways to Use Arrowroot Powder: Activated Charcoal Scrub Recipe

Another skin care product that is all the rage these days is charcoal. Charcoal is awesomely natural at detoxifying and exfoliating the skin. There are so many products out in the market using charcoal in masks, nose strips and scrubs, but it’s easy to make your own! Our Activated Charcoal Scrub is a definite in the natural department. The skin loving ingredients include, shea and mango butter, macadamia nut oil, coconut oil, activated charcoal and of course, arrowroot powder to help bind it all together. We chose our Black Linen & Amber fragrance oil. This scent is a unisex blend of crisp cotton, white blossoms with undertones of musk, amber and patchouli. A very deep, sexy fragrance.

 

12 Ways to Use Arrowroot Powder: Shaving Soap For Sensitive Skin14 Ways to Use Arrowroot Powder: Shaving Soap For Sensitive Skin

I love shaving soap. It lasts so much longer than the shaving cream you get in a can. It is super easy to make and with 3 bars, you will have shaving soap for a while. This Shaving Soap For Sensitive Skin uses our Shea Butter Melt and Pour soap. There are no detergents or SLS in this soap which makes it perfect for those that have skin that will easily break out. We used arrowroot powder that will help leave your skin soft, smooth and hydrated. We used a simple fragrance oil for this soap. Our Natural Vanilla Infusion (35 fold) oil. Smells yummy and natural. Perfect for such a simple recipe.

 

14 Ways to Use Arrowroot Powder: Vanilla Brown Sugar Scrub Recipe14 Ways to Use Arrowroot Powder: Vanilla Brown Sugar Scrub Recipe

Our next recipe is a sugar scrub that uses brown sugar instead of the usual white sugar. No matter! You get the same exfoliating benefits with this Vanilla Brown Sugar Scrub just the same as you would with the white. We have used Shea and cocoa butters, Jojoba Oil, Grapeseed and Coconut Oil, and some Vitamin E. We used our arrowroot powder to help give this scrub a thickened consistency, but my favorite part is the Vanilla Powder that we used. This powder is the yummiest smelling vanilla you can have!  To double the vanilla impact, we chose our Vanilla Extract fragrance oil that smells exactly like the kind used in baking. Crisp, vanilla with a soft touch of tang to it.

 

14 Ways to Use Arrowroot Powder: Fizzy Milk Bath Recipe14 Ways to Use Arrowroot Powder: Fizzy Milk Bath Recipe

Did you know milk is actually good for your skin? Not just for drinking, but for soaking in? It softens, hydrates, and can soothe irritated skin. This Fizzy Milk Bath is perfect to soak in after a long, hard day at work. We have combined powdered milk, arrowroot powder,  baking soda, and citric acid (for the fizz). In addition, we have added chamomile flowers and lavender flowers. Their fragrance is very calming and relaxing to the soul. The fragrance oil we chose is a popular one here at Nature’s Garden. NG Baby Bee Buttermilk Type. A soft, fruity sweet fragrance that is a duplication of Burt’s Baby Bee Buttermilk Lotion.

 

14 Ways To Use Arrowroot Powder: Play Dough Soap Recipe14 Ways To Use Arrowroot Powder: Play Dough Soap Recipe

Our Play Dough Soap recipe is a definite must for the kids, and they can even help you make it! We used our Diamond Clear melt and pour soap base, vegetable glycerin (which helps make the soap more pliable and workable) arrowroot powder to help as a binder and of course our FUN Soap colorants. You can use any color you wish! The fragrance oil we chose was our Doodle Bug fragrance oil. A fun, fresh scent of orange, peach, cream soda, bubblegum and a touch of vanilla! Smells just like a child should smell like!

 

14 Ways To Use Arrowroot Powder: Natural Baby Powder Recipe14 Ways To Use Arrowroot Powder: Natural Baby Powder Recipe

Powder is an excellent way to help absorb moisture and to protect the skin from rashes and irritation. Babies especially! Their bottoms are at a constant risk of wetness and irritation. A sprinkle of our Natural Baby Powder is the perfect preventative solution to this. Using simple, natural ingredients is all it takes to make powder. Arrowroot, Lavender Powder,and Chamomile Powder is the perfect protection for your baby’s bottom. With a touch of our Baby Powder fragrance oil, they will be smelling fresh, sweet and clean! Not only that, but the scent of lavender and chamomile are calming in themselves. A nice way to add a bit of aromatherapy to the equation!

 

14 Ways To Use Arrowroot Powder: Watermelon Emulsified Sugar Scrub14 Ways To Use Arrowroot Powder: Watermelon Emulsified Sugar Scrub

These fun Watermelon Emulsified Sugar Scrubs are perfect for the summer time! We chose to color these sugar scrubs naturally with Beet Root Powder and Spinach Leaf Powder. Both powders are not only perfect for natural coloring, but they have skin healthy properties also.  and since we used our Watermelon Fragrance Oil, they will smell good enough to eat! We suggest you don’t though. This scrub may have sugar in it, but it’s still not edible. We have used some moisture rich ingredients such as Cocoa and Shea butter, Apricot Oil, Jojoba and Vitamin E, our Arrowroot Powder to help thicken up the whole thing.

 

14 Ways to Use Arrowroot Powder: Natural Beet Blush Recipe14 Ways to Use Arrowroot Powder: Natural Beet Blush Recipe

Making your own cosmetics is not as hard as you think it can be. Most times, we think that there are just certain things you have to buy in stores. In reality, the makeup we buy is usually made with things that are easily obtainable. Our Natural Beet Blush is a perfect example. This recipe is made with 4 simple, all natural ingredients! Beet Root powder, arrowroot, vegetable glycerin and a touch of Diamond Dust for sparkle. Not only do you have a makeup that you can proudly say you made yourself, but a makeup that is skin-safe, but also economical in the long run.

 

14 Ways to Use Arrowroot Powder: Natural Lavender Vanilla Powder Recipe14 Ways to Use Arrowroot Powder: Natural Lavender Vanilla Powder Recipe

Here’s a nice and light Natural Lavender Vanilla Powder that is incredibly quick and easy to make. Made with 3 ingredients, Vanilla Powder (the yummiest smell in the world!), arrowroot powder and Lavender 40/42 essential oil. Whip some powder up and use it anytime you want to feel fresh and dry. Arrowroot is a perfect for moisture absorption and you will be smelling sweet from the vanilla powder and lavender.

 

14 Ways to Use Arrowroot Powder: Rose Lotion Recipe14 Ways to Use Arrowroot Powder: Rose Lotion Recipe

Lotion can seem like an intimidating thing to try and make. However, our Rose Lotion is very easy to make and the end product is a luxurious, smooth and creamy lotion that absorbs quickly and leaves your skin feel soft and moisturized. This recipe incorporates, cocoa butter, vitamin E, meadowfoam seed oil and coconut oil. Those are just a few, and they are amazing for your skin! Of course we have used arrowroot powder to help thicken it all up to help give it that thick and rich consistency! We also have used an infused rose water to give this lotion a little extra moisturizing component and fragrance. We used our very popular Fresh Cut Roses fragrance oil to put this lotion over the top.

 

12 Ways to Use Arrowroot Powder: Vanilla Rose Sugar Scrub Recipe14 Ways to Use Arrowroot Powder: Vanilla Rose Sugar Scrub Recipe

This  Vanilla Rose Sugar Scrub would be a wonderful companion to our above recipe, Rose Lotion. Made with an infused rose oil, cocoa butter, apricot oil, sweet almond oil and of course, sugar,  to just name a few of the ingredients! We also incorporated Arrowroot Powder to help give it a thick, emulsified consistency. We used our Fresh Cut Roses fragrance oil and our Vanilla Bean Fragrance oil to give this scrub a sweet, yet fresh scent. Your skin will feel super soft, silky and moisturized with just one use. 

 

14 Ways to Use Arrowroot Powder: Natural Window Cleaner Recipe14 Ways to Use Arrowroot Powder: Natural Window Cleaner Recipe

I know we all love natural products. Whether we use them on or bodies, consume them or even use them in our homes. We have a wonderful recipe for a Natural Window Cleaner that believe it or not, uses arrowroot powder. I told you this stuff can be used in anything! Quick, simple and definitely economical. Three words everybody loves to hear! This recipe is made with vinegar which helps with the removal of dirt and the arrowroot powder that gives your windows an incredible shine! Unlike all of our other recipes, we do suggest not adding fragrance oil.

14 Ways to Use Arrowroot Powder: Raspberry Zinger Bath Fizzies14 Ways to Use Arrowroot Powder: Raspberry Zinger Bath Fizzies

These Raspberry Zinger Bath Fizzies are a fun, sweet smelling way to bribe your kids to take a bath! Made like most of your bath bombs, bath fizzies use baking soda and citric acid. We also used some dead sea salt and  Arrowroot powder that helps bind everything together. All these ingredients combined will leave your skin soft and smooth. Our fragrance oil is what inspired this recipe. Raspberry Zinger fragrance oil smells just like the Hostess Raspberry Cream Filled Zinger! Raspberries, buttercream and a touch of coconut. Mmmmm! Yummy and sweet!

 

That’s the end,14 Ways To Use Arrowroot Powder! This is a wonderfully, economical way to help give your soaps, lotions, household cleaners and powders an excellent added benefit! From thickening up a lotion, to binding together and absorbing moisture, this starchy, fine powder is a wonderful tool to utilize in the bath and body world! We hope you enjoyed reading about this powder and the ways that it can be used to create some fun, easy and practical products for use in everyday life!

 

May
19

Foaming Hibiscus Sugar Scrub


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Foaming Hibiscus Sugar ScrubFoaming Hibiscus Sugar Scrub

The Foaming Hibiscus Sugar Scrub is a wrinkle reducer and the best possible scrub you could make for your skin! The ladies at Natures Garden have been trying this scrub on their own faces and are loving the results! In fact, Deb, the owner of this fine company, thinks that this scrub has to be the absolute best recipe we’ve ever made! This scrub makes your skin feel smooth and soft, while simultaneously reducing any wrinkles! Thanks to the natural powers of Hibiscus Flowers, we have created a scrub with natural botox properties that have fast results!

Impossibly, this miraculous sugar scrub got even better with the addition of some foaming bubbles! This scrub uses Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, or SCI, which will provide foaming bubbles and helps to soften your skin. So, this scrub really has a lot of good to offer your skin. Check out the recipe below and see for yourself why we love it oh so much!

Foaming Hibiscus Sugar Scrub Ingredients Available At Natures Garden

COCONUT Oil-76

Sweet Almond Oil

COCOA BUTTER Golden Natural

Shea Butter

Olive Oil Pomace
Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate- SCI
VITAMIN E OIL (Tocopherol T-50) Natural

SILKY EMULSIFYING Wax

BEESWAX White Pastilles

Hawaiian Sea Mist Fragrance Oil

OPTIPHEN – Preservative

Hibiscus Flower Powder

VEGETABLE GLYCERIN

Hibiscus Flowers Whole

4 oz. Clear PET JAR

White Dome Lid Smooth 58/400

Foaming Hibiscus Sugar Scrub Other Ingredients and Equipment

A Mixing Spoon

Two Mixing Bowls 

A Spatula

White granulated sugar

One Small Pot

A Stove Top

One Medium Pot

A Gram Scale

A Thermometer

Foaming Hibiscus Sugar Scrub Total Weights For All Ingredients

680 grams of White Granulated Sugar

121 grams Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate- SCI

136 grams of Coconut Oil 76
113 grams of Sweet Almond Oil 
62 grams of Cocoa Butter Golden Natural
74 grams of Shea Butter 
50 grams of Silky Emulsifying Wax 
12 grams of Beeswax
20 grams of Olive Oil Pomace
20 grams of Hawaiian Sea Mist Fragrance Oil 
5 grams of Optiphen Preservative
5 grams of Vitamin E Oil
8 grams of Hibiscus Flower Powder
20 grams of Vegetable Glycerin

Foaming Hibiscus Sugar Scrub Clean and Sanitize

Before you begin, make sure that all your equipment and your work space is sanitized. This will prevent possible contamination from using dirty utensils or setting those utensils on a dirty counter top. Also, having your work space tidy will help you create this recipe.  Not only will all your equipment be close and ready to use, but there won’t be anything impeding your ability to work. Now, lets get started!

Foaming Hibiscus Sugar Scrub Making the Double Boiler

Also, you will want to know how to create the double boiler before we begin. If you already know how to create this melting device, then feel free to begin the recipe. However, those that aren’t sure how to put this together can read through this short step-by-step instruction on how to create a double boiler. We stress this importance because the double boiler is crucial to preventing your butters and oils from scorching.

First, get your small pot and your medium pot. The larger pot will contain the boiling water and the smaller pot will contain the ingredients that you intend to have melting. So, add about an inch of water to the medium pot to start. Then, place your smaller pot inside the medium pot. You will need to adjust the water level so that it is at least touching the bottom of the small pot, but not high enough to boil over into your melting ingredients. Finally, you can turn on the stove top and add your ingredients to the small pot.

Foaming Hibiscus Sugar Scrub Melting Your Butters and WaxFoaming Hibiscus Sugar Scrub Melting Your Butters and Wax

First, you will need to melt the necessary ingredients for your scrub. Retrieve the scale and tare the weight of a bowl. Now, weigh out 136 grams of coconut oil 76, 113 grams of sweet almond oil, 62 grams of cocoa butter, 74 grams of shea butter, 50 grams of silky emulsifying wax, 20 grams of olive oil, and 12 grams of beeswax. After, you will be ready to melt your weighed ingredients. So, pour these ingredients into the small pot of your double boiler and set the stove to medium heat. Stir as the butters and wax melts and continue until everything has completely melted.

Foaming Hibiscus Sugar Scrub Creating Hibiscus Flower PasteFoaming Hibiscus Sugar Scrub Creating Hibiscus Flower Paste

While you wait for your ingredients to melt, you can begin creating the Hibiscus Flower Powder paste. So, weigh out 8 grams of Hibiscus Flower Powder and 20 grams of Vegetable Glycerin into a second bowl. You will need to mix these ingredients together very well until everything has been combined to create a paste consistency. Then, set this bowl aside for later use.

Foaming Hibiscus Sugar Scrub After the Butters and Wax MeltFoaming Hibiscus Sugar Scrub After the Butters and Wax Melt

Now, we will be adding a few more ingredients to the larger mixture, which is made of butters, oils, and wax. So, wait for the butters and wax to finish melting. After all the ingredients are melted, transfer these ingredients to a bowl. Now, allow your mixture to cool to 120 degrees Fahrenheit. This temperature is important as it prevents the preservative or other ingredients from burning off. Then, it is time for you to add 5 grams of optiphen preservative,5 grams of vitamin E oil, 121 grams of sodium cocoyl isethionate, and 20 grams of Hawaiian Sea Mist Fragrance Oil to your melted mixture. Be sure to mix thoroughly and incorporate all the added ingredients.

Foaming Hibiscus Sugar Scrub Adding the Whit Granulated Sugar Foaming Hibiscus Sugar Scrub Adding the Whit Granulated Sugar

Next, you will add the sugar to the larger mixture of melted ingredients. So, weight out 680 grams of the white granulated sugar in a separate bowl. Then, slowly add the sugar to your mixture while you are whisking. This well incorporate all of the oils into the added sugar to create a well combined sugar scrub mixture.

Foaming Hibiscus Sugar Scrub Adding the Hibiscus Flower Powder Mixture Foaming Hibiscus Sugar Scrub Adding the Hibiscus Flower Powder Mixture

Then, you can add the Hibiscus Flower Powder paste to the larger mixture. So, retrieve the paste that you have set aside in a previous step. Now, add the Hibiscus flower powder paste to your larger mixture. Again, make sure that you mix thoroughly to disperse the Hibiscus Flower Powder completely. However, incorporating this ingredient may be a bit more difficult as it is a thicker paste. While it may take more work, just keep mixing until the paste is dispersed evenly through the entire bowl.

Foaming Hibiscus Sugar Scrub Adding the Hibiscus Scrub to the JarsFoaming Hibiscus Sugar Scrub Adding the Hibiscus Scrub to the Jars

Finally, you are ready for the finishing touches for your foaming sugar scrub! First, allow your mixture to fully cool to room temperature. After, your will be able to pour your scrub into your nine 4 oz jars. We recommend using a spoon or spatula to scoop the mixture into your jars, but you can transfer the scrub anyway your want to do this.

Once all the sugar scrub mixture is put into the jars you can add the whole hibiscus flowers to the tops. Simply sprinkle a tiny bit on the top of each jar. Then, you can place the lids on the jars to either store or use the scrub. If you wish to use your foaming scrub, just scrub your hands under some warm, running water. Also, you can use this scrub in the shower as well. It will foam, soften you skin, and feel amazing. So, we are pretty sure that you are going to really enjoy this recipe!