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Feb
22

Activated Charcoal Scrub Recipe


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Activated Charcoal Scrub Recipe

Activated Charcoal Scrub RecipeAnd so my obsession with activated charcoal continues.  Our next activated charcoal bath and body recipe is an activated charcoal scrub recipe.  This homemade scrub recipe includes Natures Garden’s activated charcoal powder, shea butter, coconut oil and jojoba oil just to name a few ingredients.  Let me tell you this emulsified sugar scrub recipe is fantastic.  It left my skin feeling soft and silky!  I will be making this one again for sure.

Now, if you haven’t made your own emulsified scrub before, no worries, I will walk you through each step!  You might be asking yourself, what is an emulsified scrub?  How is it different from a regular sugar scrub?  Well, an emulsified sugar scrub contains, in this case, Natures Garden’s traditional emulsifying wax.  This ingredient will emulsify, or mix, the oils with the sugar without any separation.  Have you ever made a scrub only to later have the oil separate out and sit at the top of the jar?  This is likely to happen without an emulsifier in the mix.  This tutorial will show you exactly how to avoid that problem.  In addition, it has activated charcoal included.  Activated charcoal is known to be a fabulous detoxifying agent.  It is currently my favorite ingredient to add when creating handmade soap and cosmetic recipes.

Activated Charcoal Scrub Recipe Ingredients Found at Natures Garden

Activated Charcoal Powder
Coconut Oil 76
Macadamia Nut Oil
Shea Butter
Mango Butter
Emulsifying Wax Traditional
White Beeswax Pastilles 
Jojoba Oil
Black Linen and Amber Fragrance Oil
Optiphen Preservative
Arrowroot Powder
Vitamin E Oil
Vegetable Glycerin
Thermometer
8 oz. Black Double Wall Jars
89/400 Black Smooth Dome Lids
Natures Garden Apron

Activated Charcoal Scrub Recipe Ingredients and Equipment You Will Need

Pots (to create a double boiler)
Mixing bowls
Mixing spoons
Rubber Spatula
Scale
White Granulated Sugar

Activated Charcoal Scrub Recipe Total Recipe Weights

153 grams Coconut Oil 76
128 grams Macadamia Nut Oil
83 grams Shea Butter
70 grams Mango Butter
63 grams Emulsifying Wax Traditional
23 grams Jojoba Oil
20 grams Black Linen and Amber Fragrance Oil
17 grams Arrowroot Powder
14 grams White Beeswax Pastilles
6 grams Vitamin E Oil
6 grams Optiphen Preservative
6 grams Activated Charcoal
12 grams Vegetable Glycerin
765 grams of White Granulated Sugar

Activated Charcoal Scrub Recipe Before You Begin

Before you begin, you will want to prepare your supplies and equipment.  Clean and sanitize your work area, all of your packaging material, and utensils you will be using.  Additionally, you will want to wear an apron, a hairnet, and gloves when preparing this activated charcoal recipe.  Also, go ahead and melt your coconut oil 76.  Coconut oil will be in a solid state at temperatures above 76 degrees but will be liquid below that temperature.  So, it will be pretty easy to melt it.  Place your bottle of coconut oil in a bowl of warm tap water.

Activated Charcoal Scrub Recipe Melting Your Oils

Activated Charcoal Scrub Recipe Melting Your Oils

 

First, you will need your scale.  Then, with you scale set to grams, weigh out 128 grams of your macadamia nut oil, 83 grams of shea butter, 70 grams mango butter, 63 grams emulsifying wax traditional, 23 grams jojoba oil, and 14 grams of white beeswax pastilles.  Then, use a double boiler to melt the oils, butters, and waxes.  While you are waiting for them to melt move to the next step.

Activated Charcoal Scrub Recipe Prepare the Other Ingredients

Activated Charcoal Scrub Recipe Prepare the Other Ingredients

 

You will once again need your scale and a large mixing bowl.  Also, you will need the sugar.  Next, weigh out 765 grams of white granulated sugar.  Go ahead and set this aside for the moment.  You will need it in a future step.

 

 

Activated Charcoal Scrub Recipe Prepare the Other Ingredients

 

Now, we will prepare the activated charcoal.  Before we add the activated charcoal to the scrub, we are going to add vegetable glycerin.  This will help your charcoal powder disperse evenly throughout the scrub without clumping.  So, use your scale to weigh out 6 grams of activated charcoal.  Then, add 16 grams of vegetable glycerin.  Mix the ingredients until you have a smooth paste like consistency.  Also, set this off to the side, we will come back to it.

Activated Charcoal Scrub Recipe Putting it All Together

Activated Charcoal Scrub Recipe Putting it All Together
Next, once the oils have melted, remove them from the heat.  Then, let the temperature drop a bit.  You want the temperature of the oils to come down to between 120 degrees Fahrenheit to 140 degrees Fahrenheit.  Then, add 6 grams of your Optiphen Preservative.  Mix well to incorporate the Optiphen.  I should note, the temperature is extremely important for this step.  If it is above 140 degrees Fahrenheit, you will burn off the preservative. If it is below 120 degrees, the preservative will separate from the scrub.

Activated Charcoal Scrub Recipe Putting it All Together

 

Then, add 17 grams of arrowroot powder.  Mix the arrowroot powder into the oils thoroughly.  Next, add 6 grams Vitamin E Oil, 20 grams of Black Linen and Amber Fragrance Oil.  Again, stir to incorporate all of the ingredients.

 

 

Activated Charcoal Scrub Recipe Putting it All Together

 

Now, we will put everything together.  You will need the bowl containing the sugar.  Slowly pour the oils into the bowl of sugar.  Use a spatula to mix the sugar and oils.

 

 

 

Activated Charcoal Scrub Recipe Putting it All Together

 

Once they are mixed together, add the activated charcoal you prepared earlier.  Then, stir the activated charcoal into the mixture.  Finally, allow the scrub to come to room temperature before moving on to the next step.  The activated charcoal scrub will thicken as it cools.

 

Activated Charcoal Scrub Recipe Adding the Scrubs in the Jars

Activated Charcoal Scrub Recipe Adding the Scrubs in the Jars

 

Lastly, we will be adding the scrub to the jars.  You will need four of your 8 ounce black double wall jars.  In addition, you will need four black dome lids 89/400.  Use a spatula or spoon to scoop the scrub into the 8 ounce jars.  Then, place a black dome lid on top of each jar.

 

 

Finally, when using your scrub, scoop a small amount of the activated charcoal scrub out of the jar.  Then, apply it to your face and use your fingers to scrub away.  Then, simply rinse the scrub off with warm water and a washcloth.  We hope that you enjoy Natures Garden’s activated charcoal scrub recipe.  For even more cosmetic, soap, and candle recipes, check out our recipe box.  Also, let us know what you have been up to!  Post pics of your handmade projects on our Facebook page.  You can also tag us on Instagram or Twitter @ngscents.

 

 

Jan
26

Smelly Jelly Kit


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Smelly Jelly Kit Smelly Jelly Kit

Who doesn’t love room scents? The power to make your space any way you see fit, whether it be calming, fun, or simply delicious, is amazing! So, it’s no wonder why room scenting products have such a great allure for many people. Candles are a big and obvious option, but this doesn’t mean they are the only option. There are plenty of other potential creations just as able and worthy of scenting our homes. One such alternative option to candles are Smelly Jelly Jars! These easy creations don’t take much effort or many ingredients, but smell great and look absolutely adorable! Whether you are worried about leaving a burning candle in your home, don’t have the time to create a candle with your favorite scent, or are looking for a new way to scent your space, this Smelly Jelly Kit is a great way to begin to great alternative room scenting products!

Smelly Jelly Kit Ingredients from Natures Garden
Natures Garden’s Smelly Jelly Kit

Smelly Jelly Kit Provided Ingredients Within the Kit

Smelly Jelly Kit Provided Ingredients Within the Kit

 

 

 

 

 

12 ounce Smelly Jelly Jars – 6

Daisy Cut Lids for the Smelly Jelly Jars – 6

Seals for the Smelly Jelly Jar – 6

Smelly Jelly Crystals – 1 pound

1 Ounce Fragrance Oils – 4

Da Bomb Soap Dye – 2 colors

Complete Instructions

Smelly Jelly Kit Other Ingredients Needed

Scale

Dye Free and Unscented Liquid Soap

1 Tablespoon

½ Tablespoon

1 Teaspoon

Spoon

Smelly Jelly Kit Prepare and Sanitize

Make sure that you have sanitized your work space for this project so you have enough room to work and simple mistakes will be easier to avoid. Additionally, you will want to have all of your supplies and ingredients nearby and easily accessible to avoid time sensitive mistakes. Make sure that you have all of the supplies needed for this kit cleaned and ready to use. Also, have all of the ingredients that are not included in your kit ready and nearby. While this recipe is fairly simple, you can be led to create an imperfect productive by using dirty utensils or leaving your half finished product to search for ingredients.

Smelly Jelly Kit Making Instructions

Once you complete the first step you will want to make sure that you work quickly. Since many of the ingredients will need to disperse evenly, they need to be added before the smelly jelly crystals absorb all the water. This is so you are able to mix your ingredients well before the crystals swell entirely and make it more difficult to mix. Otherwise, you may have some issues with your finished product, whether it be that the fragrance didn’t disperse or that the color is concentrated in only one area of the jar. Thus, we’d recommend that you read through all the directions to understand what you will be doing and make your process slightly faster.

We should also note, when cleaning up make sure you do not put any smelly jelly crystals down your drain.  You want to place any lingering crystals in your garbage can.  Smelly jellies can hold up to 400 times their weight in water.  While they are biodegradable, they can clog your drain just because of the amount of water they can absorb.  So, just use caution.  Should you accidentally get some in your drain, simply pour table salt down your drain.  This should help to unclog it.

Smelly Jelly Kit Hydrating the Smelly Jelly Crystals

Smelly Jelly Kit Hydrating the Smelly Jelly CrystalsThe first step is to add the warm water and the smelly jelly crystals to one of the jars. Initially, we are going to fill up one of the six smelly jelly jars with the smelly jelly crystals. Now, add two teaspoons of the smelly jelly crystals one of your jars. Next, take your scale and make sure the units are set the units to ounces. Set the jar of smelly jelly crystals on the scale and tare your scale. Now, weigh 10 ounces of warm distilled water into the smelly jelly jar.

Smelly Jelly Kit Adding Liquid Soap

Smelly Jelly Kit Adding Liquid SoapSecond, you are going to want to add some liquid soap to the mixture. So, add in a few drops of clear, unscented liquid dish soap. You want the soap to be clear to avoid altering the color of dye you will choose later on. Also, you want the soap to be unscented to prevent an undesirable scent blend with your chosen fragrance oil.

For those questioning why soap is added to a room scenting creation, know that there is a legitimate reason. Adding the liquid soap is done to help the fragrance oil adhere better to the smelly jelly crystals. While this may cause soap bubbles to form later, these should pop over time. However, I don’t recommend shaking your final product as it will create an abundance of soap bubbles. Plus, I have not found shaking assist in dispersing color or fragrance after the smelly jelly crystals have completely absorbed the water.

Smelly Jelly Kit Adding the Dye

Smelly Jelly Kit Adding the DyeNext, we are going to add the soap dye and the fragrance oil to the smelly jelly jars. While not all kits will be exactly the same, there is an order to the random chance of what you will receive. For colorants, you should receive two different pigments to color your creation from a pool of red, blue, or yellow. Also, you will receive four one ounce bottles of different fragrance oils. While the scents included change, they are guaranteed to all be the Natures Garden quality you know and love. Plus, who doesn’t love a little surprise now and again?

Smelly Jelly Kit Adding the Fragrance Oil

Smelly Jelly Kit Adding the Fragrance OilNow, make your creative choices and get ready to include the scent and color into your jars. Take your measuring spoons and weigh one and a half tablespoons of one of your provided fragrance oils. Next, take one of your provided dyes and add a few drops into the smelly jelly jar. Now, mix up your ingredients with a spoon to evenly disperse the color and fragrance oil.  It is important to mix the dye and scent before the smelly jelly crystals completely swell or you may have patchy and uneven distribution. While some further distribution may occur with some help from time and gravity, it’s not guaranteed that the distribution will be perfect after missing the correct timing.

Smelly Jelly Kit Letting the Crystals Swell

Finally, you are going to let your finished product sit undisturbed for about 15 minutes. This will allow the smell jelly crystals to absorb the remainder of the water, fragrance oil, and dye. If you notice a lighter portion on the side of the jar you can attempt to cap and turn the jar on its side. While this only has a chance of correcting the problem, the dye that hasn’t been absorbed could potentially sink to this patch and even things out.

Smelly Jelly Kit Creating the Remaining Smelly Jelly Jars

Smelly Jelly Kit Creating the Remaining Smelly Jelly JarsNext, you are going to repeat these steps with the five remaining smelly jelly jars. The steps will be the same for each jar with the only alterations being the color of dye or type of fragrance oil. I’d suggest that you do each jar separately to prevent uneven distribution due to the timing. If the smelly jelly crystals swell before you add the other ingredients, then it will be difficult or even impossible to evenly distribute the scent and color in your jar.

Smelly Jelly Kit Packaging and Using Your Product

Afterward, you are likely going to want to store some of your six finished smelly jelly jars. Now, you should take one of the white, flat circles and pop it into one of the gold lids. Since these lids have slits in them, you will require the white seal to help close the smelly jelly jar for storage. This method of sealing your jars should store the product well. Further, any smelly jelly jars that you are ready to use can be set up similarly. Simple remove the white seal from the jar and replace the lid. Since the lid has slits, replacing the gold lid will still allow you to use the smelly jelly jar.

Jan
06

Valentines Day Kisses Melt And Pour Recipe


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Valentines Day Kisses Melt And Pour RecipeValentines Day Kisses Melt And Pour Recipe

Share the love this Valentines Day with our Valentines Day Kisses Melt and Pour Recipe! We have used all of the glitz and glam to create a plethora of different ways to gorgeously color some big, sparkly smooches. Not only are these shiny lips pretty, but they are scented with our You Sexy Thing You Fragrance Oil. So, why not try this recipe out and give a loved one a couple kisses this holiday?

Valentines Day Kisses Melt And Pour Recipe Ingredients Available At Natures Garden

Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap 

You Sexy Thing You Fragrance Oil 

Vegetable Glycerin 

Mica – 24K Gold Pigment 

Fun Soap Colorant – Neon Pink

Mica – Diamond Dust Pigment

Fun Soap Colorant – Black Oxide 

Fun Soap Colorant – Tomato Red

Lips – Mold Market Molds

Fun Soap Colorant – Ultramarine Violet

Valentines Day Kisses Melt And Pour Recipe Other Equipment Needed

Alcohol in a Spray Bottle

Scale

Toothpicks

Microwave

Medium, Microwave Safe Bowls

Small Bowls

Spatula

Valentines Day Kisses Melt And Pour Recipe Weights And Amounts

300 grams of Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap per color

300 grams of Goat’s Milk Melt and Pour Soap

15 grams of You Sexy Thing You Fragrance Oil

9 grams of Vegetable Glycerin

2 grams of Mica – 24K Gold Pigment

Small Amount of Fun Soap Colorant – Black Oxide

2 grams of Mica – Diamond Dust Pigment

Small Amount of Fun Soap Colorant – Tomato Red

A few grams of Fun Soap Colorant – Neon Pink

Small Amount of Fun Soap Colorant – Ultramarine Violet

Medium, Microwave Safe Bowls

2 Small Bowls

Valentines Day Kisses Melt And Pour Recipe Sanitation and Preparation

Before beginning this recipe you should be sure that all of your equipment and your work space has been cleaned and is ready to work. If you need to you can use two or three bowls and the same number of molds, but you will have to continuously wash as the recipe proceeds.

Valentines Day Kisses Melt And Pour Recipe Final Product

Three kissing lips soaps will be produced for each color that is created. These steps will walk you through the hues that we chose to create. If you wish to get creative, then feel free to mix and match your lip colors to customize your own set of kisses!

Valentines Day Kisses Melt And Pour Recipe Creating Mica Pigments 

Initially, we are going to prepare the soap pigments that we will need later on. Rather than using any of our soap dyes, we are going to use mica to color our melt and pour soap. Not only will this allow us to achieve gold and silver pigments, but the soap will sparkle as well! So, let’s prepare our diamond dust and 24K gold mica pigments and then get to soaping.

Next, we are going to use the 24K gold mica to create a color for our melt and pour soap. So, weigh out approximately 4 grams of vegetable glycerin and 2 grams of 24K gold mica into one of the smaller bowls. Now, mix these ingredients thoroughly to integrate all of the mica powder and spread out any clumped mica. Once you have a nice liquid gold paste prepared, set the bowl aside.

Now, we are going to use the diamond dust mica to create a different pigment for our melt and pour soap. First, weigh 5 grams of vegetable glycerin into another small bowl. Also, include 2 grams of the diamond dust mica. Integrate all of the mica powder and break up any clumps. Once you have a liquid paste you can set aside the bowl.

Valentines Day Kisses Melt And Pour Recipe Silver Colored Kisses 

Valentines Day Kisses Melt And Pour Recipe Silver KissesFirst, we are going to create our silver pigmented melt and pour kissing lips. Now, take one of your three larger bowls and weigh 300 grams of the diamond clear melt and pour soap. After, melt the soap in a microwave for a couple minutes. Make sure that you take the soap out periodically to mix and avoid boiling your soap. Allow the soap to cool slightly, but not too much. You want the temperature to be warm enough to not set up before we add color and fragrance, but not too hot that the fragrance will burn off.

Valentines Day Kisses Melt And Pour Recipe Silver Colored Kisses Now, we are going to add colorant and scent to the melted soap. First, you can add 15 grams of the You Sexy Thing You Fragrance Oil to your melted soap. Now, take the diamond dust mica pigment we created and add two grams to your soap. Also, dip a tooth pick into your Black Oxide Fun Soap Colorant and swirl this into the melted soap as well. Mix your soap thoroughly to incorporate the color and fragrance.

Finally, we are ready to pour. Take your lips mold and pour your melted soap. Spray the tops of your soap with alcohol to release bubbles that may be on the back of your soap. Now, let the poured soap set up of a few minutes. Later, remove the soap from the mold.

Valentines Day Kisses Melt And Pour Recipe Dark Gold Colored Kisses

Valentines Day Kisses Melt And Pour Recipe Gold KissesSecond, we are going to create our dark gold melt and pour soap kissing lips. Before, you will want to get one of your large bowls and your gram scale. Then, weigh out about 300 grams of your diamond clear melt and pour soap. Next, melt your soap in a microwave for a few minutes. Be watchful that your soap doesn’t boil! Afterwards, allow you soap to cool for a few moments before moving on to add the scent.

Afterwards, we are going to add in the fragrance oil and the mica Valentines Day Kisses Melt And Pour Recipe Dark Gold Colored Kissespigment. First, add 15 grams of the You Sexy Thing You Fragrance Oil. Next, we are going to need to use our 24K gold mica paste. Include about 3 grams of the 24K gold mica paste and mix thoroughly. Now, pour the soap into your lips mold and spray the tops with alcohol. Later on, once the soap sets up, you will be able to remove your soap from the lips mold.

Valentines Day Kisses Melt And Pour Recipe Pearl Colored Kisses 

Valentines Day Kisses Melt And Pour Recipe Pearl KissesNext, we are going to create the shinny pearl colored kissing lips soaps. Again, weigh 300 grams of the diamond clear melt and pour soap into a clean, microwave safe bowl. Place the bowl in a microwave and heat until all the soap is melted. You can remove and stir the soap periodically to prevent over heating. After, allow the soap to cool slightly in preparation for the addition of the fragrance oil .

Afterwards, we are going to add mica pigment and the You Sexy Valentines Day Kisses Melt And Pour Recipe Pearl Colored KissesThing You Fragrance Oil. First, add 15 grams of the scent. Second, we are going to include 3 grams of the diamond dust mica paste. Mix thoroughly. Now, pour the mixture into you mold market lips mold. After, spray the freshly poured soaps with alcohol. Later, the soaps will be set up and you can remove them from the mold.

Valentines Day Kisses Melt And Pour Recipe Hot Pink Shimmer Colored Kisses 

Valentines Day Kisses Melt And Pour Recipe Hot Pink Shimmer Colored Kisses Now, we are creating the hot pink shimmer colored kisses from our melt and pour soap. Weigh 300 grams of the diamond clear soap in a microwave safe bowl. When melting the soap be watchful that the soap base doesn’t over heat. Next, add in 15 grams of the fragrance oil. Add 5 grams of diamond dust mica paste, 4 drops of neon pink, and a drop of ultramarine violet. Mix well and then pour into the molds. After, spray the soap with alcohol. Once it has set up you can remove the soap from the molds.

Valentines Day Kisses Melt And Pour Recipe Light Pink Pearl Colored Kisses 

Valentines Day Kisses Melt And Pour Recipe Light Pink Pearl Colored Kisses Subsequently, we are going to create some light pink pearlized kissing lips with melt and pour soap. Now, take 300 grams of the clear melt and pour soap in a microwave safe bowl. You are going to want to melt your soap, but make should check on your melting soap a few times to make sure that the soap isn’t getting too hot. Once the soap has entirely melted, allow it to rest for a few moments to ready the soap for the addition of the scent.

After, we are going to mix in both the fragrance oil and the colorant. Take you Valentines Day Kisses Melt And Pour Recipe Light Pink Pearl Colored Kisses melted soap and add 15 grams of the You Sexy Thing You Fragrance Oil. Now, add 4 drops of the Neon Pink Fun Soap Colorant to the soap. Mix well to incorporate. Also, add five grams of the diamond dust mixture, and 1 toothpick of FUN Soap Colorant Ultramarine Violet.  Next, pour the soap into the lips mold and spray the soap with some alcohol. Once the soap is entirely set up you will be able to remove them from the mold.

Valentines Day Kisses Melt And Pour Recipe Rose Gold Colored Kisses 

Valentines Day Kisses Melt And Pour Recipe Rose GoldNext, we are going to create the rose gold kissing lips melt and pour soaps. First, weigh 300 grams of your diamond clear melt and pour soap into a microwave safe bowl. Use a microwave to melt the soap and be cautious that you do not boil the soap.

Afterwards, add 15 grams of the fragrance. Retrieve two more toothpicks. Take one of your toothpicks, dip it in your neon pink soap colorant, and swirl it in the soap. You will do this step with the pink a total of four times. Next, take a new tooth pick and add one dipping of the 24K gold mica paste. Mix well. Pour the soap into the lips mold and allow it to set up. Now, spray the soap with alcohol. Once the soap has entirely set up you can remove the soap from the molds.

Valentines Day Kisses Melt And Pour Recipe Light Rose Gold Colored Kisses 

Valentines Day Kisses Melt And Pour Recipe Light Copper Colored KissesThen, we can create a light rose gold colored kissing lips soap. Take 300 grams of diamond clear melt and pour soap in a microwave safe bowl. Melt the soap and be sure to keep an eye on the melting soap. Now, add 15 grams of the fragrance oil. For colorant, include three toothpicks worth of neon pink soap colorant and one toothpick of the gold mica paste. Mix the soap well, pour into the molds, and spray the soap with alcohol. Finally, after your soaps set up you can remove them from the mold.

Valentines Day Kisses Melt And Pour Recipe Copper Colored Kisses

Valentines Day Kisses Melt And Pour Recipe Copper Colored KissesFinally, we are going to create a copper shade of these kissing lips soaps. Next, take you microwave safe bowl and add 300 grams of the diamond clear melt and pour soap. Melt the soap in your microwave, but make sure not to overheat. Now, add 15 grams of the fragrance oil to your soap. Next, you can color your soap with 1 toothpick of tomato red fun soap colorant and 2 toothpicks of the 24K gold mica paste. After you mix well you can pour the soap into the lips soap mold. Spray the soap with the alcohol. Eventually, you will be able to remove the soap from the mold.

Jan
04

White Chocolate Bath Melts Recipe


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White Chocolate Bath Melts Recipe DoneWhite Chocolate Bath Melts Recipe 

Try out this Natures Garden White Chocolate Bath Melts Recipe and experience some well deserved tranquility and stress relief. I’d say that after the holiday season we’re all looking for a little bit of time to relax and unwind. No matter how wonderful the season has been, that much excitement is enough to ware out even the most energetic people. It’s time to start the New Year off right with a little time to yourself to shed some of last years stress. So, run yourself a nice warm bath and let these white chocolate scented bath melts delight your sense of smell with the sweet scent of white chocolate as the oils nourish your skin from head to toe. Because what’s a better way to relax than a bath? Just sit back, relax, and feel your stress slowly melt away.

White Chocolate Bath Melts Recipe Ingredients Available From Natures Garden

Mango Butter

Apricot Kernel Oil

Beeswax White Pastilles

White Chocolate Fragrance Oil

White Chocolate Wafers – 12 oz

Silicone Soap Mold -24 Brownie Bites

White Chocolate Bath Melts Recipe Equipment You Will Need

A Scale

A Bowl

A Spatula

A Medium Pot

A Large Pot

A Stove Top

White Chocolate Bath Melts Recipe Total Weights Needed

224 grams of Mango Butter

15 grams of Apricot Kernel Oil

13 grams of  Beeswax White Pastilles

4 grams of White Chocolate Fragrance Oil

5 of the White Chocolate Wafers – 12 oz

White Chocolate Bath Melts Recipe Preparing Your Working Area 

Before you begin creating your bath melts you should make sure that the area you will be working in is clean. Also, make sure you have an available stove within your working area that is clean. Additionally, make sure that your equipment, such as pots, a bowl, and a brownie bites mold, have been sanitized well. If you don’t clean your mold before you being the recipe, your mixture may cool before you can get a chance to pour. Further, you may want to start thinking about how you are going to package your finished bath melts. The recipe will create a total of twelve brownie bite sized bath melts, so be prepared with enough packaging.

White Chocolate Bath Melts Recipe Weighing Your Ingredients 

White Chocolate Bath Melts Recipe WeighInitially, you are going to want to weigh your mango butter, apricot kernel oil, beeswax, and white chocolate wafers into a medium sized bowl. Set the units of your scale to grams, set your bowl on the scale, and tare the weight of your bowl. Now, you can measure the 224 grams of mango butter. You will want to tare after adding this butter and continue to tare between your future additions. Weigh out 15 grams of Apricot Kernel Oil, 13 grams Beeswax White Pastilles, and five of your white chocolate wafers. We be melting all of the ingredients on the stove top.

White Chocolate Bath Melts Recipe Melting Your Ingredients 

White Chocolate Bath Melts Recipe MeltNext, we are going to use your two differently sized pots to create a double boiler. The double boiling method of melting is useful for preventing your ingredients in the mixture from scorching, which could ruin the recipe. So, lets begin!

Initially, we will go over how to create and correctly use a double boiler to melt the ingredients. First, fill your larger pot with some water. I’d suggest filling the pot with about a fourth of the way up with water.  This amount can be adjusted after you can see how the water level rises with the addition of the smaller pot. Now, you can take the medium sized pot and place that into the water of the larger pot. If your water level looks like it is high enough that the water could boil over into the smaller pot, then pour out some water. On the other hand, if your smaller pot White Chocolate Bath Melts Recipe Liquidbarely touches the water level, then you may want to increase your water level. Further, if you notice later on that the water is getting too close to the rim of the medium sized pot, you can remove the pot and readjust the water levels.

After you have adjusted the water, you can now take your previously measured ingredients and add them to the medium pot. Finally, you will boil the water until your mixture is liquid. You must watch carefully to make sure the water in the larger pot doesn’t boil over into your oils in the smaller pot as it could ruin your bath melt recipe.

White Chocolate Bath Melts Recipe Scenting Your Bath Melts

White Chocolate Bath Melts Recipe BowlFirst, I would recommend transferring the mixture out of the pot. The pot is likely too hot to place on your scale and may keep your mixture too hot for you to add fragrance oil as well. Therefore, I would recommend that you take your newly melted ingredients and return the mixture to the bowl that you weighed these ingredients prior to melting. Afterward, we can add the fragrance oil to the mixture.

White Chocolate Bath Melts Recipe FragranceNext, we are going to add 4 grams of our White Chocolate Fragrance Oil to the mix of ingredients . However, the oils may be too hot and could burn off the scent. So, use your own discretion to determine the right time to add the fragrance oil. Once the fragrance oil is included, we’ll mix thoroughly yet quickly. Now, get ready to pour the mixture into our brownie bites mold.

White Chocolate Bath Melts Recipe Pouring Into Your Mold

White Chocolate Bath Melts Recipe Pour

Finally, we are going to pour the mixture into the 24 – brownie bites mold. You should be able to create twelve full bath melt squares with this recipes. Once all of the batter has been poured give the melts some time to set up undisturbed. Later, you can move the mold into the freezer. However, you need to make sure the bath melts are set up enough to move. If you are deciding whether to move the mold and aren’t sure if it is time, I’d recommend waiting a bit longer to prevent a potential disaster. Waiting longer before you move the bath melts to the freezer can’t hurt the recipe, but not waiting long enough could make a mess of your bath and body creation. Once you remove the brownie bites mold from your freezer you can remove your bath melts from the mold. Finally, enjoy your scrumptious white chocolate bath melts!

White Chocolate Bath Melts Recipe Packaging Your Finished Bath Melts

Before packaging you should be aware that the bath melts can begin to melt in your hand. Be sure not to handle the melts too much. Additionally, the place you intend to store your bath melts shouldn’t exceed room temperature as the bath melts will likely melt this way as well. While melting doesn’t necessarily ruin the product, it will make transferring the bath melt to the bath tub more difficult.

While there is no one specific way to package your bath melts, I would recommend that you use  something that would require a minimal amount of touching and/or holding your finished bath melts. However, as long as your bath melts are packaged well enough to avoid getting dirty and haven’t melted entirely in your hand, then your product should be fine. The white chocolate bath melts that I had created were saved in a zip lock bag and stored at room temperature  for the time being, but feel free to use any method of storage that you have available.

White Chocolate Bath Melts Recipe Using Your Finished Bath Melts 

Once you have a nice, warm bath running, place just one of your bath melts under the running water of your tub. Including the bath melt while your bath is filling up will allow the oils to disperse more evenly throughout the bath water. The bath melts may make your tub slippery, you should be safe and use caution while getting in and out of the tub. 

Adding more than a single bath melt to your tub could create a very slippery situation. While it may feel like it couldn’t hurt to use a few more of these little bath melts, remember it is always possible to have too much of a good thing. In this instance, adding multiple bath melts will cause there to be an excess of oils in your bath tub. All of this excess oil from these extra bath melts can sink to the bottom of your tub and have the potential to make your tub very slippery. While you still need to be cautious stepping in and out of the tub with a single bath melt, it is far less slippery than if you were to use more than a single bath melt. You’ll only need a single melt to notice the delicious white chocolate scent and feel a difference in your skin. So, it would be wasteful to use more bath melts than you need at one time. Plus, since you are saving all those extra bath melts, you can take even more baths with these delightful white chocolate bath melts!

Dec
29

Mango Tangerine Foaming Bath Whip Recipe


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Mango Tangerine Foaming Bath Whip RecipeMango Tangerine Foaming Bath Whip Recipe

Our next recipe is a Mango Tangerine Foaming Bath Whip Recipe.  This bath whip has the consistency of fluffy and delicious frosting, without the calories.  So, go ahead and indulge yourself without the guilt.  Since it uses our whipped soap base, it may look like frosting, but don’t try to eat it, it’s actually soap.  If you haven’t tried our whipped soap base yet, I highly recommend it.  This particular bath whip recipe uses Natures Garden’s Whipped soap base.  It also happens to incorporate one of my favorite mango scents, Mango Tangerine Fragrance Oil.  Our Mango Tangerine scent is fabulous, and SUPER STRONG!  A must have for me!

Mango Tangerine Foaming Bath Whip Recipe Ingredients Available at Natures Garden

Whipped Soap Base

Mango Tangerine Fragrance Oil

Da Bomb Soap Dye – Yellow

Da Bomb Soap Dye – Red

4 oz. Clear PET JAR

White Dome Lid Smooth 58/400

Mango Tangerine Foaming Bath Whip Recipe Ingredients and Equipment You Will Need

Powdered Sugar

Scale

Bowl

Spoon

Spatula

Hand Held Mixer

Deep Mixing Bowls – You will need two.

Mango Tangerine Foaming Bath Whip Recipe Total Recipe Weights

454 grams Natures Garden Whipped Soap Base

250 grams Powdered Sugar

35 grams Natures Garden’s Mango Tangerine Fragrance Oil

15 drops Da Bomb Soap Dye Yellow

15 drops Da Bomb Soap Dye Red

Prior to starting, you will want to clean your work area.  Also, sanitize any equipment you will be using.  In addition, you need to clean and sanitize your packaging supplies.  This includes all of the jars and lids you will be using.  For this recipe we will be using seven of the jars and seven of the lids.

Mango Tangerine Foaming Bath Whip Recipe Weigh Out Your Soap Base

Mango Tangerine Foaming Bath Whip RecipeFirst, you will need your scale and one of the deep mixing bowls.  You will be weighing the ingredients in grams.  Make sure your scale is set to weigh in grams.  Place the bowl on the scale.  Then, tare the scale out.  Add 454 grams of Natures Garden’s whipped soap base to the mixing bowl.  Set this mixing bowl aside, we will come back to it.

Mango Tangerine Foaming Bath Whip Recipe Prepare the Powdered Sugar

Next, we will prepare the powdered sugar.  You will need your second mixing bowl.  First, weigh out 250 grams of powdered sugar.  For the moment set this aside.  We found it easiest to weight both of these at once so it is ready when we need it.  We will come back to it in just a few minutes.

Mango Tangerine Foaming Bath Whip Recipe Whip the Base

Mango Tangerine Foaming Bath Whip RecipeNow, back to the first bowl.  Get out your hand mixer.  To the bowl containing the whipped soap base, add 15 drops of the red soap colorant and 15 drops yellow soap dye.  Also, add 35 grams of Natures Garden’s Mango Tangerine Fragrance Oil.  Use your mixer to mix the ingredients together.  Be extra careful, you want to make sure everything is thoroughly mixed.  Use the mixer to continue to whip the soap base.  Keep on whipping until you have reached a whipped frosting consistency.

Mango Tangerine Foaming Bath Whip Recipe Put it All Together

Mango Tangerine Foaming Body Whip RecipeNext, we will begin combining all of the ingredients.  Use your spatula to fold the sugar into the whipped soap base.  Make sure the sugar mixture is fully and evenly incorporated.  Then, once again, use the hand mixer to whip the ingredients together.  Mix until you have a frosting consistency again.  Also, you will want to make sure you use your spatula to scrape off any whipped base from the sides of the bowl.

Mango Tangerine Foaming Bath Whip Recipe Packaging Your Whipped Body Frosting

Finally, let’s package the whipped frosting.  You will need the seven jars you prepared earlier.  Also, go ahead and get the lids.  Use your spoon to scoop the body frosting into the jars.  Once you have filled the seven jars, place a lid on each jar.

Once you have finished your frosting, you can use it right away.  Simply scoop a bit out of the jar.  Then, use it just like you would a body wash.  Once you have made your bath whip, be sure to show us how yours turned out.  Post a picture of your finished product on our Facebook Page.  Or, you could tag us on Instagram @ngscents.  We hope that your enjoy your Mango Tangerine Foaming Bath Whip as much as we do!

 

Dec
16

Soap Without Palm


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Soap Without PalmSoap Without Palm

Today’s recipe, Soap Without Palm, is a cold process soap recipe using Natures Garden’s Vanilla Champagne Fragrance Oil.  Often soapers will avoid certain fragrances due to the discoloration it cause to the soap.  We thought we would show you a way to use this discoloration to your advantage.  Our Vanilla Champagne Fragrance Oil has a vanillin content of 4%, causing the soap to discolor to a caramel.  We thought this was the absolute perfect color for out soap.  This fragrance also has an amazing scent retention.  So, we used all of these qualities to our advantage by scenting only the portion we wanted to discolor.  We left part of our batch unscented.  I know you are probably think the soap couldn’t possibly smell as strong.  Well let me tell you, IT SMELLS FABULOUS!

Soap Without Palm Ingredients Available at Natures Garden

Square Loaf- Mold Market Molds
Embed Mold Champagne Bottles
Mica Pigment 24K Gold
SLS Free Glycerin Melt and Pour Soap Base
Lye
SHEA BUTTER
COCONUT Oil-76
Mango Butter
Sunflower Oil
Meadowfoam Seed Oil
Apricot Kernel Oil
CASTOR Oil- 16 oz.
Vanilla Champagne Fragrance Oil
Titanium Dioxide Oil Dispersible
SODIUM LACTATE – 16 oz.
Safety GLOVES for Soap Making- 1 pair
Safety MASK for Soap Making- 2 count
THERMOMETER
Safety Glasses for Soap Making
Natures Garden Apron
Mitre Box
Cutter for Mitre Box

Soap Without Palm Other Ingredients You Will Need

Water
Mixing Bowls
Spatulas
Mixing Spoons
Stick Blender
Decorating Bottle

Soap Without Palm Total Recipe Weights For Cold Process Soap Portion

517 grams of water
189 grams of lye
408 Coconut Oil 76
272 grams of Shea Butter
272 grams Mango Butter
136 grams Sunflower Oil
136 grams Meadowfoam Seed Oil
68 grams of Castor Oil
68 grams Apricot Kernel Oil
55 grams of Sodium Lactate
54 grams Vanilla Champagne Fragrance Oil
15 grams Titanium Dioxide

Soap Without Palm Total Weights for Melt and Pour Embeds

115 grams SLS Free Clear Melt and Pour Soap
5 grams Vanilla Champagne Fragrance Oil
3 grams 24K Gold Mica Pigment
6 grams Vegetable Glycerin

Soap Without Palm Prepare Your Champagne Bottle Embeds

Soap Without Palm Preparing the EmbedsFirst, prepare your colorant.  Weigh out 3 grams of gold mica.  Then, add 6 grams of vegetable glycerin.  Mix well.  You will use this colorant for both the melt and pour soap and a small amount of the cold process soap portion. We will need the colorant once the mp soap is melted.  Use your scale to weigh out 115 grams of Natures Garden’s SLS Free Melt and Pour Soap Base.  Next, melt the base.  Once it’s melted, add 5 grams of Vanilla Champagne Fragrance Oil.  Now, add 1 gram of the gold colorant you just prepared.  Mix well to incorporate the ingredients.

Soap Without Palm Preparing the Embeds
Next, pour the melt and pour soap into the champagne bottle mold.  Then, spray any air bubbles you notice with rubbing alcohol.  The rubbing alcohol will help release any air bubble.  Allow the melt and pour soap to set up.  Once they have set up you can remove them from the mold and set them aside for now.  These will be placed on the top of the cold process soap when we finish.

Soap Without Palm Prepare Your Lye Solution

Soap Without Palm Preparing the Lye Water
First, you will want to wear gloves, a mask, and goggles while preparing this recipe.  Begin by weighing out 517 grams of distilled water.  Slowly add 189 grams of lye to your distilled water.  Make you stir to dissolve all of the lye.  Set your lye water where it will not be disturbed.  Allow the temperature to drop to room temperature.

Soap Without Palm Prepare Your Soaping Oils

Soap Without Palm Preparing the Oils
Weigh out 408 grams of coconut oil 76, 272 grams of shea butter, 272 grams of mango butter, 136 grams of sunflower oil, 136 grams of meadowfoam seed oil, 68 grams of castor oil, and 68 grams of apricot kernel oil.  Melt the oils using a double boiler.  Once melted allow the temperature to drop to room temperature.  While you are waiting, move to the next step.

Soap Without Palm Prepare Your Other Ingredients

Soap Without Palm Prepare Your Other IngredientsWhile we are waiting for our temperatures to drop, let’s go ahead and prepare our other ingredients.  First, we will weigh out our sodium lactate.  In a small bowl weigh out 55 grams of sodium lactate.  This will later be added to our cooled lye solution, set it aside for now.  Next, we will weigh out our Vanilla Champagne Fragrance Oil.  We will be adding the fragrance oil to only a portion of the cp soap batter.  Use a scale to weigh out 54 grams of Vanilla Champagne Fragrance Oil.  Finally, we will mix the titanium dioxide into some oil.  This will be used to color our white portion of the soap.  In a small bowl, weigh out 15 grams of titanium dioxide.  Add 25 grams of your oils to this bowl.  Mix well until the colorant is nice and smooth.

Soap Without Palm Oil Preparing Your Soap Batter

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First, you will need to combine your soaping oils and lye solution.  Use a stick blender to emulsify.  Next, separate the batter.  In a small bowl weigh out 43 grams of the soap batter.  This portion will be unscented and colored gold.  Add the remaining gold colorant you prepared earlier.  Mix well to incorporate the color.  Then, add this soap batter to your decorating bottle.  Set this aside, for now.  We will use this later to place dots, resembling bubbles, on the top of the soap loaf.

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The remaining batter will be separated into two bowls.  The first bowl will be colored white and left unscented.  So, add 800 grams of soap batter to the bowl.  Now, add the titanium mixture you prepared earlier.  Then, stick blend to incorporate the color.  We will use 515 grams of this batter to swirl in the loaf, and 285 grams to top the loaf.

 

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Finally, the rest of the cp soap batter will be scented.  You will need to add the 54 grams of Vanilla Champagne Fragrance Oil.  Stick blend to incorporate the fragrance oil.  This portion of your soap batter will be left uncolored.  We will be keeping the batter its natural color, using the discoloration to our advantage.  We feel that the natural discoloration of this fragrance in soap beautifully represents the fragrance oil.

Soap Without Palm Swirling the CP Soap Batter

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Now, the fun part.  Let’s swirl our batter.  To the bowl containing the scented soap, add plops of the white batter.  Keep in mind you will need to save about 285 grams of the white for the top of the loaf.  Once you have added the white, use a spatula to swirl the soap.  Place the spatula in the bowl and move it in a circular motion throughout the bowl.

Soap Without Palm Pouring the Soap Batter

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When you are satisfied with your swirls, we will pour the soap batter into the mold.  Get your square loaf mold out.  Pour the swirled cp soap batter into the mold.

 

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Now, we will use the remaining white soap batter to top the loaf.  Once your batter is a thick frosting like consistency, use a spatula to place it on top of the loaf.  Use the spatula to create peaks in the batter.

 

Soap Without Palm Adding the Finishing Touches

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Finally, we will be decorating the top of the soap.  Using the soap batter you placed in the decorating bottle, place dots on top of the white soap.  These are meant to represent bubbles.  Once you have finished, place the champagne bottle embeds across the loaf.  You want to keep in mind that you will be cutting the loaf, so place them strategically.  Make sure you push them in slightly at the bottom of the bottle so it looks like the champagne bottle is tilted.

After about 24 hours remove the soap from the mold.  Then, slice the soap using the mitre box and soap cutter.  Your soap will be ready to use once it cures.  We hope that you enjoy making this soap recipe as much as we have.  We found this particular recipe gave us plenty of time to work.  It was so easy to work with.  Post a picture of your cold process soap on our Facebook page, or tag us on Instagram @ngscents.

Dec
02

Wine Sugar Scrub Recipe


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Wine Sugar Scrub RecipeWine Sugar Scrub Recipe

I’m sure by now you, like me, have heard about the health benefits of drinking a glass of red wine each day. Is it is true?  I sure hope so!  There is nothing better than pouring a glass of red wine at the end of a long day.  While I don’t drink wine on everyday, in recent years I have come to realize that I actually prefer wine to other adult beverages.  In the past we have used wine in cold process soap recipes.  Personally, I find it fascinating to incorporate foods or beverages into soap.  I love making wine soap!  It is one of my favorite ways to make soap.  So, with that in mind, I thought, I wonder if it would work in a scrub.  Yes, yes it did.  This is quite possibly my favorite sugar scrub recipe I have made to date!  So, our next recipe is for all of our wine lovers out there.  We have created a wine sugar scrub recipe using real red wine.  I hope that you love it just as much as I do.  As an added bonus we have added a little diamond dust mica, giving this scrub, and your body just a slight shimmer.  What woman doesn’t love wine and diamonds!

 

Wine Sugar Scrub Recipe Ingredients From Natures Garden

Wine Sugar Scrub Recipe Other Ingredients Needed

Mixing Bowls – You will need two of these.
Rubber Spatula
Mixing Spoon
Stove
Pots – These will be used for our double boiler step.
White granulated sugar
Red Wine – Whichever type you choose.

Prior to beginning, we suggest wearing an apron, gloves, and other protective clothing.  Also, sanitize your work area as well as all packaging supplies and utensils you will be using.

Wine Sugar Scrub RecipeWine Sugar Scrub Recipe Melt Your Oils

First, we will need to melt our natural oils, butters, and cosmetic waxes.  There are several oils and butters that will be added to this body scrub recipe.  Using a gram scale, weigh out your oils, butters, and waxes.  You will need 136 grams of olive oil, 41 grams of sweet almond oil, 40 grams of grape seed oil, 32 grams of avocado oil, 68 grams of cocoa butter deodorized, 68 grams of shea butter, 45 grams of traditional emulsifying wax, and finally 9 grams of beeswax.  We will be melting our oils, waxes, and butters using a double boiler.  So, you will need to create a double boiler using two pots. Melt the oils in the double boiler.  While you are waiting for the oils to melt, go ahead and move to the next step.

Wine Sugar Scrub RecipeWine Sugar Scrub Recipe Prepare the Sugar and Mica Mixture

Again, you will need your scale.  As alway, set the scale to weigh in grams. Then, add 896 grams of the granulated white sugar to your medium sized mixing bowl.  Then, add 1/2 teaspoon of Natures Garden’s diamond dust mica pigment.  While wearing gloves, use your hands to mix the mica into the sugar.  Also, make sure you break up any clumps of sugar with your hands.  You will need to be sure the mica is evenly dispersed throughout the white sugar.  Once you have finished, set this aside, for now, we will come back to it later.  Warning:  If you are anything like me, and distracted by sparkling objects, do not look into the bowl!  It will have the most beautiful shimmer!  I learned this one the hard way!  Admire it later, we still have more work to do!

Wine Sugar Scrub RecipeWine Sugar Scrub Recipe Adding Additional Ingredients

Once your oils have melted, place them in an empty mixing bowl.  Add 20 drops of Nature’s Garden’s Deep Purple FUN Soap Colorant and 15 drops our Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant.  Mix well to incorporate the color.  Then, add 100 grams of red wine.  Mix well.  For this next step, the temperature is extremely important.  You should know that when adding Optiphen preservative if the temperature is too low you will experience separation in your finished product.  However, if the Optiphen is added when the temperature is too high, you will burn the optiphen preservative off.  So, allow your temperature to drop to 120 degrees, no lower.  At this temperature, add the 9 grams of Natures Garden’s Christmas Cabernet Fragrance Oil, the 5 grams of Optiphen preservative, and lastly, 5 grams of vitamin e oil (Tocopherol T-50).  Finally, mix everything very well to incorporate all of the ingredients.

Wine Sugar Scrub RecipeWine Sugar Scrub Recipe Putting it All Together

Now, to the medium bowl containing the oils, slowly add the white granulated sugar and mica mixture you prepared earlier.  Mix the sugar into the oils so it is evenly dispersed.  Once everything is mixed, allow the scrub to set up at room temperature.  Finally, add the wine body scrub to the 4 ounce PET plastic jars.  You will need nine of the 4 ounce jars for this scrub recipe.  We chose to use our white dome lids to top the jars.  Place a 58/400 white dome lid on top of each four ounce jar.  Now, your scrubs are ready to use.  You can use them right away.

One of my favorite wineries is Matus Winery!  If you’re local, or in the area, you must try one of their wine slushies!  On your next trip to your favorite local winery, pick up an extra bottle of red wine.  Then, go home, pour yourself a glass of wine, and make our Wine Sugar Scrub Recipe!  Perhaps even make it before an at home spa day with all your friends!  Be sure to take a lot of pictures and show us how your wine sugar scrub recipe turns out.  We absolutely love seeing your other projects too!  It doesn’t matter if it is this recipe or a different one.  Finally, post them to Natures Garden’s Facebook page or tag us on Instagram @ngscents.

Nov
30

Goodie Goodie Gumdrops Soap Recipe


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Goodie Goodie Gumdrops Soap RecipeGoodie Goodie Gumdrops Soap Recipe

Are you looking for a super cute and very simple recipe to create melt and pour soaps that smell just as scrumptious as they appear? Then no need to look any further than our Goodie Goodie Gumdrops Soap Recipe! This scrumptious craft has been inspired by a delicious childhood scent found at Natures Garden. Since the goal is making gumdrop soaps, it’s no surprise that this inspirational candy scent is no other than Goodie Goodie Gumdrops Fragrance Oil! This scented oil smells just like a long beloved candy that is both sentimental and perfect for the upcoming holidays. Whether gumdrops are used to decorate a gingerbread house or to line grandma’s candy dish, this candy is a Christmas delight! So, why not add these yummy gumdrop melt and pour soaps to your holiday décor? These are perfect for decorative guest soaps, lovely handmade Christmas gifts, or even adorable party favors! Plus, these small candy hand soaps are perfect duplicates of the real deal and look good enough to eat!  Not only do these adorable little gumdrop candy soaps look absolutely perfect, but this recipe is an easy melt and pour soap creation that anyone could make.

Goodie Goodie Gumdrops Soap Recipe Natures Garden Ingredients

Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap

Goodie Goodie Gumdrops Fragrance Oil

Neon Pink Fun Soap Colorant

Neon Green Fun Soap Colorant

FUN Soap Colorant Neon Orange

Ultramarine Violet Fun Soap Colorant

Neon Blue Fun Soap Colorant

8 oz Clear PET Bottle

24/410 Fine Mist Sprayer

Round Silicone Cupcake Molds

 

Goodie Goodie Gumdrops Soap Recipe Other Ingredients

White Granulated Sugar

A Spray Bottle of Rubbing Alcohol

1 medium sized bowl

4 smaller sized bowls

Gumdrops mold (flexiblemolds.com)

Goodie Goodie Gumdrops Soap Recipe Melting Your Melt and Pour Soap

Goodie Goodie Gumdrops Soap Recipe Melting Your Melt and Pour SoapFor the first step you will want to use a medium, microwave safe bowl. Use a scale to weigh out and cut up 413 grams of Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap. This can be melted in a microwave for a minute or so. Make sure you don’t put in for too long because you don’t want your soap to get too hot. Getting your soap too hot could happen very easily if you leave the soap unattended so be sure to watch as you microwave. We suggest that you take the soap out periodically and mix it to prevent this. While there may be some soap chunks remaining in the bowl, the soap may be hot enough to melt the soap chunks as you mix. If it isn’t hot enough, then stick it back in the microwave for a few more seconds and try again. Note that for the next few steps you will want to move a bit faster because the soap will begin to set up as it cools.

Goodie Goodie Gumdrops Soap Recipe Scenting Your Melt and Pour Soap

Goodie Goodie Gumdrops Soap Recipe Scenting Your Melt and Pour SoapFor your second step you will be adding Natures Garden’s Goodie Goodie Gumdrops Fragrance Oil to your already melted soap. Using your gram scale, add 4 grams of the Goodie Goodie Gum Drops Fragrance Oil to your medium sized bowl of melted diamond clear melt and pour soap. Be sure that you do not add more than 4 grams of this fragrance because it has a body safe limit of 1% of the weight for the total recipe. Mix the fragrance oil in quickly and get ready to separate the soap into the small four bowls. If your melt and pour soap begins to set up, you can add it to the microwave for a few seconds. However, it cannot become too hot or the fragrance oil will burn off! So, you will need to be quick and ready to go.

Goodie Goodie Gumdrops Soap Recipe Separate Your Melt and Pour Soap

Goodie Goodie Gumdrops Soap Recipe Separate Your Melt and Pour SoapFor the next step you will be taking your medium sized bowl to equally divide the melted soap into four small bowls. Each of your bowls will be used to create one of four different colors from the scrumptious gumdrop soaps. Now, using your scale, weigh out approximately 103 grams of the scented melt and pour soap in each bowl.

Goodie Goodie Gumdrops Soap Recipe Color Your Melt and Pour Soap

Goodie Goodie Gumdrops Soap Recipe Color Your Green Soap

Next, we will be adding various Fun Soap Colorants to the bowls. This will create a variety of colored gumdrops! First, you will be creating some great green goodie gumdrop soaps! Take one of your previously weighed small bowls of melt and pour soap. Next, add 4 drops of our neon green fun soap colorant. This will give your soap a bright green candy color. Now, stir until the fun soap colorant has been evenly distributed throughout the melted soap. Pour the green soap into the first row of the gumdrop mold and spray with alcohol. Make sure that any soap that is remaining on top of the mold is wiped away to prevent the other gumdrops from color transfer.

Goodie Goodie Gumdrops Soap Recipe Color Your Pink Soap

Goodie Goodie Gumdrops Soap Recipe Color Your Melt and Pour SoapNext, you are going to create your pretty pink gumdrop soaps! Take your next small bowl that has 103 grams of melt and pour soap. Stir in 2 drops of our neon pink fun soap colorant. Also, add 2 drops of our ultramarine violet fun soap colorant. After the dye has been mixed in evenly to create a vibrant pink hue, pour the soap into the second row of the gumdrop mold. Spray your pink soap with alcohol and wipe the excess soap from the top of the mold.

Goodie Goodie Gumdrops Soap Recipe Color Your Blue Soap

Now, it’s is time for you to create your scrumptious blue gumdrop candy melt and pour soap! Take another small bowl of melted soap. Now, stir in 5 drops of the neon blue fun soap colorant. Also, add 1 drop of the ultramarine violet fun soap colorant. Once the dye has been mixed in well, pour the soap into the third row of the mold and spray this row with alcohol.  Also, wipe any soap poured above the indent.

Goodie Goodie Gumdrops Soap Recipe Color Your Orange Soap

Goodie Goodie Gumdrops Soap Recipe Color Your Melt and Pour SoapFinally, you will be making the fantastic orange gumdrop soap! Grab one of the small bowls of melted soap. Stir in 8 drops of neon orange fun soap colorant. Once all of the melt and pour soap is evenly orange, pour the soap into the last row of the gumdrop mold. Spray the final row with alcohol and be sure that the orange melt and pour soap can’t get into another row.

Goodie Goodie Gumdrops Soap Recipe Unmolding Your Melt and Pour Soaps

Goodie Goodie Gumdrops Soap Recipe Unmolding Your Melt and Pour SoapsNow it’s time to play the waiting game for a few minutes. Although it doesn’t take too long to set up, you must make sure that the melt and pour soap has completely set up. If you wish to speed up the soap’s cooling process, you have the option to move your filled soap mold to your refrigerator. Just make sure that your soaps are set up just enough on the top to be able to move the mold without creating ripples on the top of your soaps. You can tell whether they’re ready by watching the tops and slowly moving. If it looks too liquid, wait longer. Eventually, the soap will be entirely set up, either on its own or with some help from the fridge, and you will be able to pop the cute little melt and pour candy soaps out of the gumdrop mold.

Goodie Goodie Gumdrops Soap Recipe Sweetening Your Melt and Pour Soaps

Goodie Goodie Gumdrops Soap Recipe Sweetening Your Melt and Pour SoapsAs a final step you can use some white, granulated sugar to make your melt and pour soaps look more realistic. This is the step that really makes these little candy soaps look realistic! Adding sugar doesn’t reduce the quality of the soap, as the sugar can wash right off before use. Now, spread a nice layer of your white cane sugar on a plate. Then, spray one of your gumdrops with some rubbing alcohol to get the sugar to stick to the soap better. Now you can lightly roll the sprayed gumdrop soap in the white sugar to get an even coat on the little soap. You can repeat the spraying and rolling steps with the other melt and pour gumdrop soaps.

Goodie Goodie Gumdrops Soap Recipe Sweetening Your Melt and Pour SoapsFinally, this should leave you with the finished product of sixteen irresistibly cute gumdrop melt and pour soaps! These sweet little soaps are ready to use but, so cute that you may not want to wash them away. Instead, you may decide to use these sweet candy soaps to decorate your home. These little melt and pour goodies would be perfect with the round silicone cupcake molds as your soap dish! On the other hand, you could attempt to trick a friend into trying the candy scented soap, since these soaps are just realistic enough to work. Just don’t let them actually eat them! Regardless of how you intend to use these festive holiday melt and pour soaps, they are guaranteed to add a bit of holiday cheer to your home.

Nov
28

Santa Hat Candle Recipe


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Santa Hat Candle RecipeSanta Hat Candle Recipe

Everyone knows recognizes jolly ole Saint Nick in his festive red suit, eating those yummy snacks we leave each year.  We all know he loves his cookies.  So, here at Natures Garden, we were inspired by both Santa’s wardrobe and those delicious treats.  This cute candle idea that you can give as gift or to decorate your home this holiday season.  Our Santa Hat Candle Recipe also smells delicious.  It just so happens to use our Santa Snack Fragrance Oil.

Santa Hat Candle Recipe Ingredients Needed From Natures Garden:

Santa Hat Candle Recipe Other Ingredients Needed:

Scale
Spoon
Mixing Bowl
Ziplock Bag or Decorating Bag
Scissors
Pots (For Double Boiler)

Santa Hat Candle RecipeSanta Hat Candle Recipe Creating the Cupcake Bases:

First, you will need the cupcake mold.  In addition, will need two votive wick pins.  Place one wick pin in the center of each cavity of the cupcake mold. Use a scale to weigh out 7 ounces of Natures Garden’s Pillar of Bliss Candle Wax.   Next, melt the wax using a double boiler method to 195 degrees as we described in one of our candle classes.

For the cupcake base you will need to include 2 drops of brown liquid candle dye.  In addition, add 1 drop of our spectrum black liquid candle dye.  Stir to fully incorporate the color.  When the Pillar of Bliss wax has cooled to about 180 degrees you can go ahead and add your fragrance oil.  Use your scale to weigh out and add 0.7 ounces of Santa Snacks Fragrance Oil.  Stir thoroughly to  blend the fragrance oil with the wax.  When the temperature reaches 140 degrees, pour the wax into the cupcake Mold Market mold.  The temperature is very important because you do not want to melt the mold.  Let the cupcake bases to set up. Then, remove them from the molds once they harden.

Santa Hat Candle RecipeSanta Hat Candle Recipe Separating and Whipping the Wax: 

Next we will be created the part of the candle that looks like Santa’s Hat.  We will be using Natures Garden’s Joy Wax.  Since this is a container wax, it is softer and also easy to whip and pipe.  Using a double boiler, weigh our and melt 10 ounces of Joy Wax. When your wax reaches 200 degrees, remove 3 ounces of wax.  Put this wax in a separate, small mixing bowl.  We will be using this white portion of wax for the white parts of the Santa hat. Let the temperature drop to about 175 degrees, before adding 0.3 ounces of Santa Snacks Fragrance Oil.

Allow the wax to set up slightly.  You want the wax to be at a slush consistency.  Whip the wax with a spoon or fork.  Put the wax on top of the base of each cupcake.  You want it to look like the white portion of Santa’s hat.  However, you should save about ½ ounce of wax. This waxs will used for the two white balls that go on the top of each Santa hat.  Set the remaining wax aside, we will come back to it.

Santa Hat Candle RecipeSanta Hat Candle Recipe Piping the Wax:

 

The remaining Joy Wax will be colored red.  We will use it in the red part of the Santa hats.  Allow the remaining wax to reach 200 degrees.  Add 4 drops of Spectrum Liquid Red Candle Dye.  Also, use a toothpick to add a small amount of black liquid candle dye. Use a mixing spoon to blend the colorant in with the candle wax.  Let the temperature of the Joy Wax to drop to 175 degrees before adding 0.7 ounces of Santa’s Snacks Fragrance Oil.  Stir well to blend.

Now, we will be piping the wax.  You will need a decorating bag or a ziplock bag. Once the wax has a frosting like consistency, place it in a ziplock bag. Then, cut the corner of the bag so you can pipe the wax.  Pipe the wax in a circular motion on top of the cupcake.  You want the wax to look like Santa’s hat, sort of a triangle shape.  This means wider at the base, and narrower going up.

Santa Hat Candle RecipeSanta Hat Candle Recipe the Finishing Touches: 

For the finally part you will need to wear gloves.  Using the white wax you saved earlie, create two white balls by rolling it in the palms of your hands. Place these white balls on top of the red wax. Once the candles have set up, remove the wick pins and thread the wick through the candle.  Your candles can now be used or given as Christmas gifts to your family and friends.

Nov
23

Reindeer Poo Candle Recipe


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Reindeer Poo Candle RecipeReindeer Poo Candle Recipe

It’s that time of year, the holidays are upon us.  Here at Natures Garden we decided to come up with a fun candle recipe using one of our customers’ favorite scents, Reindeer Poo.  This recipe uses our sustainable palm wax, whipped Joy Wax, and of course our Reindeer Poo Fragrance Oil.  We feel even Santa Claus, Rudolph, and Santa’s reindeer will get a chuckle out of this fun scented Reindeer Poo candle recipe.

Reindeer Poo Candle Recipe Ingredient Available at Natures Garden

Palm Container Wax
Joy Wax- 1 SLAB
Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye- Blue 1oz.
Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye- BROWN 1oz.
Reindeer Poo Fragrance Oil
Deer and Santa Embed Mold
CD Candle Wicks
POURING POT
Thermometer
Gloves

Reindeer Poo Candle Recipe Other Ingredients Needed

16 oz. Glass Apothecary Jar
Scale
Mixing Spoons
Hot Glue Gun
Toothpicks
Pots- These will be used for your double boiler.

Reindeer Poo Candle Recipe Prepare the Reindeer EmbedsReindeer Poo Candle Recipe Prepare the Embeds

First, we will prepare the reindeer embeds.  These will later be placed on the top of the candle.  You will need palm wax, brown liquid candle dye, Reindeer Poo Fragrance Oil, the Santa and Deer Embed Mold, your scale, and a toothpick.  Weigh out 1 oz of Natures Garden’s sustainable palm container wax.  Melt the palm wax to 210 degrees Fahrenheit.  Next, add 0.1 ounces of Reindeer Poo Fragrance Oil.  Also, use a toothpick to add the brown candle colorant.  Simply dip the toothpick in the brown dye and then into your candle wax.  Finally, mix well to incorporate the brown colorant.  Normally you would want to pour this wax at 200 degrees Fahrenheit.  However, since we are pouring into a plastic mold, pouring at that temperature would likely cause the mold to melt.  So, pour the wax at 140 degrees Fahrenheit.

Reindeer Poo Candle Recipe Prepare the Poo EmbedsNow, we will be preparing the poo that will also go on the top of the candle.  For these, we found our Joy Wax works best.  We did not add fragrance oil to them.  You will want to make five or six brown balls of poo.  Weigh out 1/2 ounce of Joy Candle Wax.  Melt the wax to 200 degrees Fahrenheit using a double boiler.  Then, use another toothpick to add a tiny bit of brown candle dye.  Once again, mix to blend the color.  Allow the wax to harden a bit.  While wearing gloves, roll small amounts of the wax in the palms of your hands, creating five or six small balls.   You will set these aside for later along with the reindeer embeds.

 

Reindeer Poo Candle Recipe Prepare the Palm WaxReindeer Poo Candle Recipe Prepare the Palm Wax Portion of the Candle

Next, we will be creating the blue part of the candle.  Prior to creating this portion, or while you are waiting for your wax to melt, use your hot glue gun to adhere to wick to the bottom of the apothecary jar.  Make sure the candle wicks are straight and centered.  Using a double boiler, melt 16 ounces of the palm container wax to 210 degrees Fahrenheit.  Once melted, in the same manner you did before, use a toothpick to add a small amount of blue liquid candle dye.  Then, at about 200 degrees Fahrenheit, add 1.5 ounces of Reindeer Poo Fragrance Oil.  Mix well.  You will want to work quickly so you can pour the palm wax at 200 degrees Fahrenheit.  By pouring the wax at a high temperature the crystals will be able to form nicely in the wax.  Once the palm wax has set up move to the next step.

Reindeer Poo Candle Recipe Prepare the Joy WaxReindeer Poo Candle Recipe Prepare the Joy Wax Portion of the Candle

Now, we will be preparing the snow that rests on the top of the palm wax candle.  For this part, we will be using Joy Wax.  Once again, you will need you scale.  Weigh out 3 ounces of Joy Candle Wax.  We will not be adding color to this part of the candle.  So, once your wax reaches 170 degrees go ahead and add your fragrance oil.  Add 0.3 ounces of Reindeer Poo scent and mix to blend the fragrance.  Allow the wax to set up a bit.  We will be whipping the wax therefore, you want it to have a slush-like consistency.  Once it reaches this state, use a spoon to whip the wax.  Then, place it on top of the blue palm wax.  You want it to look like a blanket of snow.  Move quickly to the next step while the wax is still soft.

Reindeer Poo Candle Recipe Add the EmbedsReindeer Poo Candle Recipe Add the Finishing Touches

Add two of the reindeer embed you created earlier.  These should be placed on top of the white wax so they are slightly sinking in.  You do not want to push them in completely, but you do want to use the Joy Wax to hold them in place.  Then, do the same with the brown wax balls you created earlier.  Once you have added these finishing touches, your candle is ready to use!

Have you made this recipe yourself?  Or maybe another fun candle recipe using Reindeer Poo Fragrance Oil?  Show us what you have made by post a picture on our Facebook page.  Another option would be to tag us on Instagram @ngscents.