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Dec
05

25 Ways to use Grapeseed Oil


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25 Ways to Use Grapeseed Oil25 Ways to Use Grapeseed Oil

How awesome is it to create amazing smelling bath bombs, sugar scrubs, soaps and lotion? Whether you make them for gifts or for your own personal use, here are some amazing soap and cosmetic recipes using Grapeseed Oil and incorporating some of our popular fragrances.  We at Nature’s Garden Candles hope you enjoy discovering the benefits of grapeseed oil and using it in these fun, sweet-smelling recipes. Below, with 25 ways to use grapeseed oil, you are sure to find a bath and body recipe that you will love!

25 Ways to use Grapeseed Oil Black Raspberry Vanilla Body Butter Recipe25 Ways to use Grapeseed Oil Black Raspberry Vanilla Body Butter Recipe

Our first recipe is a favorite of many of our customers. This Black Raspberry Vanilla Body Butter that incorporates the awesome Grapeseed Oil and our very popular Black Raspberry Vanilla Fragrance Oil is thick and rich without being greasy or heavy all the while smelling sweetly of black raspberries with a hint of vanilla.  It is a very luxurious-feeling body butter recipe and would make a thoughtful gift with the love of being homemade!   

25 Ways to Use Grapeseed Oil Blackberry Sage Soap25 Ways to Use Grapeseed Oil Blackberry Sage Soap

Next up is the Blackberry Sage Soap!  The Grapeseed oil in this purple and green swirly soap will add some amazing lather and will also add hardness to your soap. It is moisturizing and is often used in anti-acne soap recipes. The sweet scent of blackberries, vanilla and fresh green sage of the Blackberry Sage Fragrance Oil enhances the pleasure of using it during bath times!

25 ways to Use Grapeseed Oil Foaming Rose Petal Bath Bombs Recipe25 ways to Use Grapeseed Oil Foaming Rose Petal Bath Bombs Recipe

Grapeseed Oil that is used in these sweet little Foaming Rose Petal Bath Bombs will help you soak that dry, winter skin away! You will definitely come out of your bath smelling like you spent your day at a luxurious spa! Our Moonlight Tuberose Fragrance Oil that is used smells of apples, Lily of the Valley and Jasmine and we added just a hint of added sparkle to set off your glowing, soft skin! Taking a bath never felt nor smelled so good!

 

25 Ways to Use Grapeseed Oil Natural Sugar Lip Scrub Recipe25 Ways to Use Grapeseed Oil Natural Sugar Lip Scrub Recipe

Sugar Scrubs are the rage! So once you try this mighty little Natural Lip Scrub that is infused with the beneficial Grapeseed oil, and our all-natural lip balm base you will wonder where this has been all your life! It will help soften up those dry, chapped lips! The sweetness from a fun Blue Raspberry Slushie flavor oil, sugar and a little lip tint for color and your lips will be in heaven! Your taste buds may even like it too!

 

25 Ways to Use Grapeseed Oil Peeps Bunny Bath Bombs Recipe25 Ways to Use Grapeseed Oil Peeps Bunny Bath Bombs Recipe

PEEPS!! Yes kids, just like the peeps the Easter Bunny brings us. Only these cute little bunnies are for bath time not for eating! These bath fizzy, colorful little bunnies will make your kids want to take a bath for sure! The Peeps Bunny Bath Bombs uses Grapeseed Oil for moisturizing, some super Fun Soap colors and our sweet Honey Almond Fragrance Oil! Very easy to create! So pop a couple of bunny Peeps into your kids’ bath, grab a couple of the marshmallow Peeps to snack on and watch the kids have fun and get clean at the same time!

25 Ways to Use Grapeseed Oil Wine Sugar Scrub Recipe25 Ways to Use Grapeseed Oil Wine Sugar Scrub Recipe

This next recipe actually uses wine in it. Wine to use in a scrub? YES PLEASE! Not only will this Wine Sugar Scrub help get off those dead skin cells, your skin will be smelling sweet with the amazing Christmas Cabernet Fragrance Oil! Cabernet, vanilla and a hint of oak permeates the air along with a splash of real red wine of your choice to add! I mean wine obviously isn’t just for drinking, but why not have a sip of a good red while you scrub your pores? The glow your skin is going to have will not be from having too many glasses, but from the Grapeseed Oil that will leave your skin soft and moisturized and from the exfoliation from the sugar!

 

25 Ways to Use Grapeseed Oil Vanilla Brown Sugar Scrub25 Ways to Use Grapeseed Oil Vanilla Brown Sugar Scrub

Up next is another awesome sugar scrub for those that like things to smell a little sweet and a little mellow.  Our Vanilla Brown Sugar Scrub will leave your skin smooth, satiny and sweet- smelling just by the Grapeseed Oil, the sugar and the Vanilla Extract Fragrance Oil, oh and the vanilla powder that you add to this scrub. Vanilla powder? It smells AMAZING in itself! Yummy is the only thing I can think to say about this brown sugar scrub.

25 Ways to Use Grapeseed Oil Mistletoe Cold Process Soap25 Ways to Use Grapeseed Oil Mistletoe Cold Process Soap

When you’re a cold process soap creator, you should always have some good Christmas soap recipes on hand. You can never have too much festivity added to the Christmas season! Here’s a pretty Mistletoe Cold Process Soap that your guests will oooh and ahhh over at your parties during the holiday season. This is a cp soap that smells of our Mistletoe and Ivy Fragrance Oil. It has a musky scent with a touch of cool camphor and of course English Holly. The Grapeseed Oil used in this will help your skin stay moisturized and soft. You may even have to create enough of this soap for gifts for your friends!

25 Ways to Use Grapeseed Oil Wine Lotion Recipe25 Ways to Use Grapeseed Oil Wine Lotion Recipe

Next in our plethora of amazing bath and body recipes is our Wine Lotion.  Grapeseed Oil, Vitamin E and Reservatrol Powder, which by the way is known to have excellent antioxidant qualities, helps make up this soft and silky lotion for that rough and dry skin. The scent of our Shiraz Fragrance Oil that smells of blackberries and plums will lend a sweet perfume to the air and your skin. This lotion would pair nicely with the Wine Sugar Scrub and make an awesome gift for somebody who appreciates the grape at its finest.

 

25 Ways to Use Grapeseed Oil Natural Face Night Cream25 Ways to Use Grapeseed Oil Natural Face Night Cream

Women are always on the look out for a good face cream.  A natural one is even better. Add the fact that it’s homemade and that you know the ingredients that you put into it is the cherry on top! This Natural Facial Night Cream that uses Grapeseed Oil, Calendula flowers, and cocoa butter will help replenish your skin while you sleep.  Since Grapeseed Oil is natural in antioxidants and Calendula can help reduce inflammation and help produce healthy skin, all you need is to have a good night’s rest and let this night cream do its job!

 

25 Ways to Use Grapeseed Oil Vanilla Sugar Scrub Cubes25 Ways to Use Grapeseed Oil Vanilla Sugar Scrub Cubes

Next, we have our Vanilla Sugar Scrub Cubes. These sweet little scrubs will not only get those pores and skin exfoliated, the Grapeseed Oil will leave your skin soft and replenished! With a base of Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour soap, some yummy vanilla powder and NG Warm Vanilla & Sugar fragrance Oil this recipe is super easy and makes a great gift for your friends! They look so sweet and edible, but we don’t recommend snacking on them during bath time!

 

25 Ways to Use Grapeseed Oil Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Fizzies25 Ways to Use Grapeseed Oil Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Fizzies

Ice Cream Fizzies? Oh, yes! Not just any old bath fizzies though, BUT Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Fizzies.  Not only are they adorable, but they look like real scoops of ice cream!  You will have to warn yourself not to eat them they look so good. However, your skin will thank you with Grapeseed Oil that is used to help soften and hydrate your skin, and the Dead Sea Salt that can help exfoliate out those pores. The Peppermint Patty Fragrance Oil and the cocoa powder added will make your bathroom smell like a candy factory and will most likely have you digging into the freezer looking for a quart of the real thing once you’re done soaking!

 

25 Ways to Use Grapeseed Oil Cold Fashioned Lemonade Soap Recipe25 Ways to Use Grapeseed Oil Cold Fashioned Lemonade Soap Recipe

Fresh, Cold Fashioned Lemonade Soap! I would definitely set up a lemonade stand to hand  these out to those who want a fun, summertime soap. They smell just like the real thing with the Lemon Sugar Fragrance Oil, sweet, tart and just a hint of vanilla!  Plus, the Grapeseed Oil will help keep your hands soft if you’re working in the kitchen and needing to wash your hands a lot. The sunny yellow color will brighten up your bathroom or kitchen and look! There’s even a fun pink soap straw poking out of the soap “ice cubes”! Very, very fun and cute!

 

25 Ways to Use Grapeseed Oil Oatmeal Milk Honey Cold Process Soap Recipe25 Ways to Use Grapeseed Oil Oatmeal Milk Honey Cold Process Soap Recipe

Unlike a lot of Cold Process soap recipes, this Oatmeal Milk Honey Cold Process Soap makes a small batch. Perfect if your wanting to start out making soap and need some practice. Using Grapeseed Oil, Coconut Oil 76 along with real honey and oats, your skin will be soft and sweet! When you add the always popular Oatmeal Milk-n-Honey Fragrance Oil that smells exactly like it says will be a soap that will be a keeper in your recipe box!

 

25 Ways to Use Grapeseed Oil Game On HP Soap25 Ways to Use Grapeseed Oil Game On HP Soap

Women aren’t the only ones that like to smell amazing. Guys like a good, masculine scent and our Game On Fragrance Oil is definitely that! It has a woodsy scent of rich oak, and sandalwood. Use this scent in our Game On HP Soap. It uses Grapeseed Oil that will help keep their skin soft. They may not think they need soft, hydrated skin, but we ladies know they do!

 

25 Ways to Use Grapeseed Oil Fruity Frenzy CP Soap25 Ways to Use Grapeseed Oil Fruity Frenzy CP Soap

Fresh fruit overload in this Fruit Frenzy CP Soap recipe! Here we have a cold process soap that is using some very natural ingredients. Orange Peel Powder, Grapeseed Oil and mango butter. The Fresh Fruit Slices Fragrance Oil gives this soap a major fruit explosion! Your skin will feel soft and your senses will be awakened by this yummy-smelling soap.

 

25 Ways to Use Grapeseed Oil Manly Soap Recipe25 Ways to Use Grapeseed Oil Manly Soap Recipe

Sometimes we forget that maybe our guys want a good smelling soap that won’t leave their skin feeling dry. Try making this Manly Soap recipe for the man in your life (or your customers who are men). It incorporates our popular Grapeseed Oil so their skin will be left feeling soft and clean. Natures Garden’s Game On Fragrance Oil will leave a woodsy, strong oak with bergamot on their skin.

25 Way to Use Grapeseed Oil Calendula Swirl Soap Recipe25 Way to Use Grapeseed Oil Calendula Swirl Soap Recipe

 

So let’s talk some Calendula Swirl Soap! Made with grapeseed oil, Calendula and Olive Oil this soap has a multitude of benefits going for it! This soap has antioxidants from the Calendula, the anti-inflammatory properties of the Grapeseed Oil and the Olive Oil lend to the moisturizing category. The fragrance used is our Aromatherapy Energizing Fragrance Oil, an airy, uplifting scent of lemon, peppermint with hints of floral!  This is a very positive-smelling soap to use in your daily morning routine.

 

25 Ways to Use Grapeseed Oil Clamshell Kiwi Sugar Cubes25 Ways to Use Grapeseed Oil Clamshell Kiwi Sugar Cubes

Clamshells are not just for candles! Use them for making Clamshell Kiwi Sugar Cubes. These sweet looking little green cubes smelling of our Kiwi Fragrance oil will smell like the actual kiwi! When you add some poppy seeds in for looks you actually are getting some extra-exfoliation! Grapeseed oil lends its moisturizing hand to scrubbing those dead skin cells away, leaving you feeling smooth and supple!

 

25 Ways to Use Grapeseed Oil Caramel Custard Cold Process Soap Recipe25 Ways to Use Grapeseed Oil Caramel Custard Cold Process Soap Recipe

Mmmmmm! Caramel Custard! Rich, creamy caramel custard tasting of the sweet-warm flavor of brown sugar, maple and vanilla and rum. If you like Caramel and custard this is a definite must-try! Using the Caramel Custard Fragrance Oil, you may have the urge to give this soap a lick it smells so good! We advise you not to do so! However, this soap is eye-catching with its yellow and white swirls adding a rich, warm scent to the air and to your bath time. The Grapeseed Oil will help leave your skin feeling soft and not greasy. Give this Caramel Custard Cold Process Soap a try. We’re sure you’ll love it!

 

25 Ways to use Grapeseed Oil Energize Cold Process Soap25 Ways to use Grapeseed Oil Energize Cold Process Soap

We all need help waking up in the morning. Coffee will help. A LOT! Our morning routine also helps us shake the sleep off. Try this Energize Cold Process Soap to help perk up those senses. Using Grapefruit Lemongrass Fragrance Oil with its eye-opening scent of grapefruit, lemongrass, and light floral tones will have you awake and saying, “Good Morning!” With the benefits of Grapeseed oil to help moisturize your skin and the vibrant scent will help your body move into overdrive!

 

25 Ways to use Grapeseed Oil Chamomile Light Lotion Recipe25 Ways to use Grapeseed Oil Chamomile Light Lotion Recipe

Chamomile has been around for thousands of years! This flower can be used in anything beginning with natural medicines, to food and beverages and all the way to bath and body products. This lotion, which does not use the actual flower itself, uses our Chamomile Fragrance Oil. A soft, floral slightly herbal smell that will calm your senses just by using the Chamomile Light Lotion that has the skin-softening agents of Grapeseed Oil. So just like the title says, it is a light, non-greasy, easily absorb-able lotion. Perfect for summertime to help keep your skin hydrated but not weighing you down.

 

25 Ways to Use Grapeseed Oil Royal Honey Bee Cold Process Soap Recipe25 Ways to Use Grapeseed Oil Royal Honey Bee Cold Process Soap Recipe

Bee Pollen? In a soap? Are you scratching your head over this? Bee Pollen isn’t  just something some are allergic to. There are many wonderful attributes to it such as vitamins A, C, D, and E.  It contains 22 amino acids, 27 mineral salts, hormones, carbohydrates, and more than 5,000 enzymes.  It is used in cosmetics as an antibiotic, anti-itch, and an anti-inflammatory agent. Bee Pollen has also been known to help treat acne. So making Royal Bee Cold Process Soap will not only have your skin buzzzzzzing with joy, but you will beeee smelling bee-utiful with the Nectarine & Honey Fragrance Oil that is added but the bee pollen will feed your hungry, vitamin-deficiency skin. Don’t forget! Skin needs nourishment too! When you add in the benefits of Grapeseed Oil then I would say you have one buzz-worthy soap to try!

 

25 Ways to Use Grapeseed Oil Sweet Wheatgrass Cold Process Soap25 Ways to Use Grapeseed Oil Sweet Wheatgrass Cold Process Soap

Wheatgrass is an herb with an abundance of vitamins A, C, and E, amino acids, phytosterols, and minerals. It’s also used in cosmetics to treat skin conditions such as acne, athlete’s foot, eczema, chapped lips, wounds, psoriasis, and hemorrhoids. Also, wheatgrass is used as a natural green colorant in soap. Who knew, right?  Plus, the Grapeseed Oil helps out with moisturizing. So when you set out to make this Sweet Wheatgrass Cold Process Soap just know that you are going to make your skin happy with its natural benefits, and who doesn’t like something all-natural? Use our Sweet Grass Fragrance oil that smells like summer with its scent of clover, fresh-cut grass and a touch of wisteria and you will be pleased with this soap to keep in your collection of cold process soap recipes.

 

25 Ways to Use Grapeseed Oil Clamshell Bath Melts Recipe25 Ways to Use Grapeseed Oil Clamshell Bath Melts Recipe

Did you know that lavender is one of the most fragrant of all herbs? Lavender has been used since ancient times for perfumes, for bathing, for wound healing, and as a natural insect repellent.  American Indians also used it for incense smudging. Lavender flowers can also be used in cosmetic and soap recipes. This little flower is also known to help reduce depression and sorrow. It is such a versatile little flower when it has dried and can add purpose to all your creative soap, candle and cosmetic creations. Try creating these Clamshell Bath Melts sometime. Drop one of these little squares in your tub and soak away your stress. The Kismet Fragrance Oil that smells of lavender and sweet orange will scent the air. With Grapeseed Oil added into the recipe you will get the benefits of soft, hydrated skin without the oiliness, and you will leave your bath tub feeling relaxed, clean and smelling sweet and stress-free.

Jun
09

Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics


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Herbs for Soap and CosmeticsHerbs for Soap and Cosmetics

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics Interested in More Herbs

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

Oct
27

Fall Fragrances For Candlemaking


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Fall-FragrancesFall Fragrances for Candlemaking

It’s Autumn– time to decorate your home in warm, earthy tones, but no home is completely decorated without the soft glow of candlelight and a house-warming scent. (Save the unscented candles for your jack-o-lanterns outside and be sure to brush up on your candle safety!) We’ve got lots of fun festive fall fragrances at Nature’s Garden, but some were created specifically with creating scented candles in mind– these oils are not body safe. They still smell amazing- we just don’t recommend using them in any bath and/or body products. Here are three exceptional autumn aromas you can use to make delightful decorative candles, classic candle wax tarts, or relaxing, robust room scents!

Harvest Type Fragrance Harvest Type Fragrance Oil

A spicy blend of cinnamon bark and clove bud on a dry down of musk. A simple yet sophisticated seasonal scent. Maximum recommended usage in vegetable and paraffin waxes: 10%. Not gel wax compatible. Our coloring suggestions are 4 drops orange plus 1 drop brown liquid candle dye or shred a small amount of orange and brown color block per 4 pounds of wax. Maximum recommended usage in room scenting applications is 50%.

Mulled Cider FragranceMulled Cider Fragrance Oil

Strong base notes of ripened apples and oakmoss with a complex blend of cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, orange zests, lemon peel, and a touch of tart lychee berries and coumarin. Maximum usage in vegetable and paraffin waxes: 10%. Not gel wax compatible. Our coloring suggestions are to use 6 drops red plus 2 drops brown liquid candle dye or shred a small amount of red and brown color block per 4 pounds of wax. Maximum usage in room scents: 50%.

Pumpkin Pie Spice FragrancePumpkin Pie Spice Fragrance Oil

The aroma of sweet cream pumpkin, complimented with nuances of nutmeg, cinnamon, clove, and ginger; rounded out with buttery vanilla notes. Maximum usage percentage in vegetable and paraffin waxes: 10%. Not gel wax compatible. Coloring suggestions: 4 drops orange liquid candle dye or shred a small amount of orange color block per 4 pounds of wax. Maximum usage percentage in room scenting applications: 19.7%.

We’ve got some cute fall-themed molds that you could use to make candle potpourri tarts: pumpkins (of course), small leaves, oak leaves and acorns, and for Halloween: the BOO mold!

For room scenting applications: try aroma beads or a reed stick diffuser kit.

You could also try dipping colorful fall leaves in scented wax to preserve them and use as decoration– just be sure to set them in a glass or metal dish because fragrance oil may have an adverse reaction with the surfaces of your furniture.

If you’re absolutely aching to make pumpkin-pie-spice-scented bath and body products, try our Pumpkin Pie Spice Blend Powder— it’s safe for use in bath and body products. I even used it as an ingredient in my first ever sugar scrub; I can attest to its amazing aroma. Need that vanilla kick? Try adding some Vanilla Powder or Natural Vanilla Infusion. (I used the vanilla oil in my sugar scrub recipe- smells great!) Now what about the pumpkin part? Try adding pumpkin puree! (Everything mentioned in this paragraph is body safe- but don’t put any of it in your candles!)

For body safe scents similar to Mulled Cider- check out our Apple Aromas.

Mar
07

Sugar Cube Scrubs


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homemade sugar cube scrubSugar Cube Scrubs Recipe

In this blog, you will learn how to make your very own sugar cube scrubs.  And, to do this is really very easy; taking only a few simple ingredients.

You can cater your sugar cube scrubs with various skin loving oils.  For this recipe, we will be using Apricot Kernel Oil–  a luxurious, conditioning oil that absorbs very nicely into your skin.  Grapeseed Oil– a natural oil that is filled with antioxidants (great for anti-aging products) and an oil that is also moisturizing.  Then, finally Sesame Seed Oil– another conditioning oil with the benefits of both antioxidants and vitamins.  To view the complete list of oils that can be used and their benefits, please click on this link

Besides the sugar which works to exfoliate, the other solid in this recipe is soap.  Cocoa Butter melt and pour soap; the one that was used in this recipe, provides a very nice lather.  To see the full list of the variety of melt and pour soap that could be used, please click on this link.

Mold wise, the 24 brownie bites silicone mold was used to make 12 sugar cubes.  But, any mold, even an ice tray will work for this recipe.  However, please note:  using a different mold will vary your total number of sugar cubes output.

Now, here is the recipe, steps, and photos of how to make homemade sugar cube scrubs.

Supplies Needed
Scale
Microwaveable Safe Bowl
Spoon
Spatula
Mixing Bowl

Recipe

170 grams Sugar
28 grams Apricot Kernel Oil
21 grams Grapeseed Oil
7 grams Sesame Seed Oil
85 grams Cocoa Butter M&P Soap
10 grams NG Warm Vanilla Sugar Scent (or any body safe fragrance oil)
2 grams Vanilla Powder
10 grams Vanilla White Color Stabilizer (used to stabilize any discoloration that may occur in the sugar cubes.  This is due to the vanillin content of Warm Vanilla Sugar.)
1 drop of any FUN Soap Colorant (We used Yellow Oxide)

Step 1:  Have your mold ready in your work space.  Then, weigh out your sugar in a bowl.  Set this aside.

sugar cube scrubs mold

Step 2: 
In your microwave safe bowl, weigh out the melt and pour soap.  Place the bowl in the microwave and heat for 30 seconds at a time.  Stir gently.

sugar cube scrubs recipe

Step 3:  When the soap is liquid, add the color, scent, and vanilla white color stabilizer (if using).  Stir.

scenting and coloring sugar cube scrubs

Step 4:  Next, add to the mixing bowl the oils: Apricot Kernel, Grapeseed, Sesame Seed.  Also add the vanilla powder.  Stir well.

adding vanilla powder

Step 5:  Now, quickly pour the sugar into the mixing bowl.  Use your spatula to fold the sugar among the rest of the mixture.

homemade sugar cube scrub

Step 6:  Finally using your spoon, scoop the mixture into the mold openings and press down.

scooping out sugar scrub

Step 7:  Allow this to harden.  Then, carefully pop the sugar cube scrubs out of the mold.  Place them into a jar until you are ready to use them.

molding sugar cube scrubs

To use:  In the bath or shower:  Grab one cube, slightly wet it.  Then, begin rubbing it all over your skin.  The soap will cleanse, the sugar will exfoliate, and the oils will moisturize and condition your skin.

Enjoy your homemade sugar cube scrubs!

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