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Sep
11

Olive Oil Benefits


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Olive Oil Benefits

We at Natures Garden know the importance of understanding your ingredients. Any great business owner or at home crafter should know the properties of their supplies to create amazing products with purpose. Whether you are attempting to soothe your dandruff, clear your pores, or moisturizing your dry skin, you need to be able to choose the ingredients that will help you in your given situations. So, we would like to share with you some great olive oil benefits for all kinds of products and situations. This will give you a better idea of how this oil can work for you and your products. Thus, you will be able to find the perfect blend of ingredients to create something perfect for your situation. So, get informed and start crafting!

Olive Oil Benefits For Your ProductsOlive Oil Benefits For Your Products

Since you are going to want your products to serve a purpose and be the best it possibly can, you will want to understand what your ingredients actually do. While olive oil will provide your products with some amazing properties, not everyone may want these properties for their products. This is simply because each product is made for a different purpose. But, there are quite a few people that can really benefit from products that contain this cosmetic oil. So, check out the properties that olive oil can provide your soap with to see if this is the oil for you!

Olive Oil Benefits in Homemade SoapOlive Oil Benefits in Homemade Soap

First, you can use this cosmetic oil to perfectly craft your homemade soap. Just like any other soaping oil, olive oil has some specific properties that it can provide to your homemade soap!  One type of soap that you can create with this oil is called Castille Soap, which is a bar that only includes olive oil. This bar of soap is occasionally referred to as Baby Soap, as this oil provides a very conditioning and sensitive bar of soap. This bar would be very soft since this soaping oil is full of fatty acids that are great for your skin. Another type of soap that you can create with this oil is called Marseille Soap, which includes 72% or more of Olive Oil in the overall recipe. While these two methods for creating soap recipes that are great for moisturizing, these bars may be considered to be a bit more slippery than a typical bar. So, many soap makers will create soap recipes that use other oils along with olive oil. This way you can have a bar that is conditioning with other qualities that are important to you for soap!

Olive Oil Benefits for Making LotionOlive Oil Benefits for Making Lotion

Also, olive oil is great for nourishing dry skin! This cosmetic oil contains essential nutrients, like Vitamin E, that the skin needs to be healthy. This oil will soften, smooth, and nourish your dry or damaged skin. So, adding this oil to your homemade body lotion would add in this extra moisturizing power. Further, this oil is less likely to clog your pores and is able to sink deep down into the skin. So, your lotion will not just sit on the top layer of the skin with a greasy film. Instead, this oil will nourish the skin all the way down and promote healthy growth. Plus, your lotion would be perfect for more skin types, as your lotion recipe would be more compatible with more sensitive skin type.

Olive Oil Benefits in Homemade ConditionerOlive Oil Benefits in Homemade Conditioner

Also, olive oil is a great cosmetic ingredient for adding to your homemade conditioner recipes. This amazing oil is perfect for moisturized, softened, and healthier hair growth! This oil is especially wonderful for helping soothe brittle or thin hair types, as this oil has been known to strengthen your luscious locks. All you have to do is to add a bit of this cosmetic oil to your homemade conditioner recipe and you will have gorgeous locks in no time at all! The combination of this deeply moisturizing oil with your other typical hair oils is a perfect blend for a more moisturizing conditioner. So, this cosmetic oil is perfect for growing hair that is thick, healthy, and luscious.

Olive Oil Benefits for Lip Care ProductsOlive Oil Benefits for Lip Care Products

The best types of lip balm both moisturize your lips and protect them! So, you will definitely want to add in some olive oil to your own homemade lip balm recipes! This oil is especially wonderful for helping to soothe chapped, dry lips. While this oil alone won’t last quite as long as other oils may, it is a perfect ingredient to pair with a long lasting oil. This oil has amazing moisturizing power that will care for your lips even in the worst, coldest weather. This combined with a few other oils that are just as wonderful will create quite an amazing lip balm recipe!

Olive Oil Benefits For Homemade Shaving Cream

Another great bath and body product that you can create with this amazing oil is some diy shaving cream. Since olive oil is a moisturizing, thick, luscious oil, it is the perfect choice for protecting your skin as you shave. So, using this oil in either a recipe for shaving cream or shaving soap would be a great idea. Furthermore, a recipe for shaving that includes this cosmetic oil will moisturize and care for your skin. So, you have the benefits of lotion and you won’t have nicks from your razor. It is a win all around!

Olive Oil Benefits For Your BodyOlive Oil Benefits For Your Body

Of course, any great product needs to benefit your body in some way. Luckily, this is one of the reasons why olive oil makes such a great ingredient for your homemade bath and body products. Whether you are making lotion, soap, conditioner, or anything else for your body, this cosmetic oil is sure to have you covered. With its conditioning, softening, and healing properties, olive oil cares for your skin the way it deserves! Obviously, this means that you will be pampered with full moisturizing power and loving care of a sensitive cosmetic ingredient. So, check out the benefits that olive oil has for your body below.

Olive Oil Benefits DandruffOlive Oil Benefits Dandruff

Dandruff is truly a pain to deal with and can be hard to control. While some find dandruff to be gross, this is just what naturally happens when your skin gets too dry. Just like the rest of your skin, your scalp needs to be moisturized and cared for. However, it can be easy to forget this because we expect our natural oils to keep up. But, these oils could be getting stripped due to your shampoo. So, you may need something to rejuvenate your scalp and balance your healthy oils. One way you can moisturize this skin and eliminate your dandruff is to try out some olive oil in your hair care regimen. Just know that it can take a few washes to remove the extra oil from your hair. But, it is absolutely worth it to moisturize your scalp and hair for only a few extra washes!

Olive Oil Benefits Promotes Healthy SkinOlive Oil Benefits Promotes Healthy Skin

Since olive oil contains a variety of nutrients that are perfect for the skin care, it is great for making your skin look vibrant and healthy! So, this is a perfect ingredient for your skin. Not only will this cosmetic oil help you obtain the glowing skin you always knew you had, but this oil is said to soothe and protect against many skin conditions. The nutrients in olive oil are said to help improve issues with acne, or inflammation. Some have even found this oil to protect your skin against psoriasis. However, we can’t guarantee that olive oil can prevent these serious conditions. So, olive oil may be a cosmetic wonder that is perfect for achieving flawless skin.

Olive Oil Benefits for Wrinkles and Sagging SkinOlive Oil Benefits for Wrinkles and Sagging Skin

Repeated use of this cosmetic oil may actually be able to help reduce certain signs of aging! First of all, the moisturizing strength of this oil rejuvenates your skin cells.  Not only does this luxurious cosmetic oil moisturize your skin, but this lovely ingredient contains various vitamins and nutrients that are perfect for beautiful skin. These nutrients include vitamins A and E as well as nutrients that have been known to have anti aging properties. These lovely nutrients can actually help to smooth and lessen any existing wrinkles that you may have! So, this cosmetic oil would be perfect for creating a natural face cream.

Olive Oil Benefits Removing Make Up

Further, olive oil is great for removing all of your stubborn make up. First of all, this wonderful oil is perfect for removing make up from your eyes and is even good enough to remove waterproof mascara. While this product isn’t too harsh for your skin, it is able to dissolve and remove makeup very well!  Also, this cosmetic oil is sensitive enough to use around your eyes. Not only will olive oil function as a perfect makeup remover, but this oil will moisturize your skin, too. This means that you can have healthier, younger looking skin just by removing your makeup at night. So, its something you are already doing, making this cosmetic oil is perfect way to shorten your beauty routine!

Olive Oil Benefits Soft ExfoliationOlive Oil Benefits Soft Exfoliation

Another great way to use olive oil is as a light, natural exfoliating agent. Since this oil isn’t harsh on skin, it would be a perfect way to rejuvenate your face! This oil will lightly remove all the dead, dry skin and reveal the healthy skin below. Thus, this cosmetic oil will leave you with a refreshed face that has all its dry skin removed.

 

Olive Oil Benefits Beard CareOlive Oil Benefits Beard Care

Not only is this cosmetic oil great for your head hair, but olive oil is perfect for taking care of a beard! First of all, this wonderful oil will add a healthy shine to your beard hair. This is specifically great for scruffy or dry beards but can add to the glory of even the healthiest beards. Additionally, this oil is very moisturizing and can sink down into the skin beneath your beard hair! So, olive oil will provide you with a healthy base of properly cared for skin. Not only will this reduce any potential for dandruff, but this will help you grow a healthier beard. In fact, we included this oil in both our Beard Balm Recipe and Beard Soap Recipe. So, you know that we believe that this oil is a worth while ingredient for your beard care creations.

Olive Oil Benefits Delicious Foods with Olive OilOlive Oil Benefits Delicious Foods with Olive Oil

Not only is this oil great for your skin and hair, but the inside of your body can benefit from Olive Oil, as well! This oil contains healthy fats, antioxidants, and even anti inflammatory nutrients. So, eating Olive Oil may be a great way to help you stay healthy. If you are interested, then check out California Olive Ranch’s Olive Oil Recipes. They have all kinds of ideas for incorporating this lovely oil into your diet that vary in everything from appetizers to desserts. Also, they have a few unique ideas for beverages. So, check it out and find something delicious!

Natures Garden sells our cosmetic oils for external use only. We do not sell them as food items. The information we provide is for educational purposes only. This information is not intended to diagnose, cure, treat, or prevent any disease. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Natures Garden accepts no responsibility (written or implied) for any products you make with our cosmetic oils. All testing is the responsibility of the customer.

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.