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Imagine Base

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Imagine Base

Imagine if you could buy a base that could be used to make a multitude of amazing products!  Imagine Base does just that!  Follow the recipes below to make your own fun and exciting bath and body products! 

Ingredients for our Imagine Base:Purified Water, TEA-Lauryl Sulfate, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Propylene Glycol, Cocamide DEA, DMDM Hydantoin, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate. 

Foaming Hand Soap:  Make your own foamer!   This recipe makes enough foamer to fill one of our 5oz. frosted foamer bottles.  You will need to adjust the recipe for larger batches.  Fill foamer bottle with 3/4 cup of Imagine Base.  Add 2ml-4ml body safe fragrance oil (easily done by using one of our transfer pipettes).  Add 4 drops of liquid soap dye

Rinse-Free Shampoo:  Imagine foaming base has been used in scented form as a Rinse-Free Shampoo in hospitals across America for many many years!  It helps to clean your hair, and does not leave your hair greasy-looking.  The following recipe makes enough rinse-free shampoo to fill our 8oz. PET bottles:  1 cup Imagine base + 2 to 4 ml of body safe fragrance oil  (easily done by using one of our transfer pipettes) + 4 drops liquid soap dye (if desired).   

Foaming Body Butter:  Imagine Base can be mixed with other Natures Garden products to create an excellent foaming body butter.  Words cannot express how much we love this recipe!  For this recipe, you will need:  Natural Melt and Pour Soap Base (your choice of soya milk, oatmeal, yogurt, goat's milk, cocoa butter, shea butter, or hemp), Imagine Base, One of the following (Natural Soy body butter, Natural yogurt multi base, or Natural goat's milk multi base), Body Safe fragrance oil, and Liquid Soap Dye.  Melt down enough natural melt and pour soap (approximately 10 cubes) to get 1 cup of liquefied melt and pour soap.  Add 1 cup of Imagine Base + 1 Tablespoon of one of the following (Natural soy body butter, natural yogurt multi base, or natural goat's milk multi base).  Using a mixer, mix very well until your mixture looks like very thick whipped butter.  Allow to set at room temp for about 30 minutes.  Add your desired amount of fragrance oil (we used 4 ml of fragrance) and liquid soap dye (10 drops) and beat the mixture again.  For best results:  allow mixture to stand at room temp covered overnight to allow product to deflate.  Then, whip the product again until it is a thick cream. Place foaming body butter into jars.  That is all there is to it! 

Whipped Foaming Body Frosting:  Imagine Base can be mixed with other Natures Garden products to create an excellent whipped foaming body frosting. For this recipe, you will need:  Natural Melt and Pour Soap Base (your choice of soya milk, oatmeal, yogurt, goat's milk, cocoa butter, shea butter, or hemp), Imagine Base, One of the following (Natural Soy body butter, Natural yogurt multi base, or Natural goat's milk multi base), Body Safe fragrance oil, and Liquid Soap Dye.  Melt down enough natural melt and pour soap (approximately 10 cubes) to get 1 cup of liquefied melt and pour soap.  Add 1 1/4 cup of Imagine Base + 1 Tablespoon of one of the following (Natural soy body butter, natural yogurt multi base, or natural goat's milk multi base).  Using a mixer, mix very well until your mixture looks like very thick whipped frosting.  Allow to set at room temp for about 30 minutes.  Add your desired amount of fragrance oil (we used 4 ml of fragrance) and liquid soap dye (10 drops) and beat the mixture again.  Place foaming body frosting into jars.  That is all there is to it! 

Foaming Bath Meringue:  Imagine Base can be mixed with other Natures Garden products to create an excellent whipped foaming bath meringue. This particular product is great to make during spa parties, or when you plan to use the product soon.  The volume of this product will decrease over time. For this recipe, you will need:  Natural Melt and Pour Soap Base (your choice of soya milk, oatmeal, yogurt, goat's milk, cocoa butter, shea butter, or hemp), Imagine Base, One of the following (Natural Soy body butter, Natural yogurt multi base, or Natural goat's milk multi base), Body Safe fragrance oil, and Liquid Soap Dye.  Melt down enough natural melt and pour soap (approximately 5 cubes) to get 1/2 cup of liquefied melt and pour soap.  Add 1 1/4 cup of Imagine Base + 1 Tablespoon of one of the following (Natural soy body butter, natural yogurt multi base, or natural goat's milk multi base).  Using a mixer, mix very well until your mixture looks like very thick whipped meringue.  Allow to set at room temp for about 30 minutes.  Add your desired amount of fragrance oil (we used 4 ml of fragrance) and liquid soap dye (10 drops) and beat the mixture again.  Place foaming bath meringue into jars.  That is all there is to it! 

 

Exfoliating Foaming Sugar Body Butter:  Imagine Base can be mixed with other Natures Garden products to create an excellent exfoliating foaming sugar body butter. For this recipe, you will need:  Natural Melt and Pour Soap Base (your choice of soya milk, oatmeal, yogurt, goat's milk, cocoa butter, shea butter, or hemp), Imagine Base, One of the following (Natural Soy body butter, Natural yogurt multi base, or Natural goat's milk multi base), Body Safe fragrance oilLiquid Soap Dye, and granulated sugar.   Melt down enough natural melt and pour soap (approximately 10 cubes) to get 1 cup of liquefied melt and pour soap.  Add 1 cup of Imagine Base + 1 Tablespoon of one of the following (Natural soy body butter, natural yogurt multi base, or natural goat's milk multi base).  Using a mixer, mix very well until your mixture looks like very thick whipped butter.  Allow to set at room temp for about 30 minutes.  Add your desired amount of fragrance oil (we used 4 ml of fragrance), liquid soap dye (10 drops).  For best results: allow mixture to stand at room temp covered overnight to allow product to deflate. Then, whip the product again until it is a thick cream. Add granulated sugar (use twice as much granulated sugar as you have body butter mixture),  and beat the mixture again.  Place exfoliating foaming body butter into jars.  That is all there is to it! 

Coffee Foaming Body Butter:  Imagine Base can be mixed with other Natures Garden products to create an excellent exfoliating, and odor eliminating foaming coffee body butter. For this recipe, you will need:  Natural Melt and Pour Soap Base (your choice of soya milk, oatmeal, yogurt, goat's milk, cocoa butter, shea butter, or hemp), Imagine Base, One of the following (Natural Soy body butter, Natural yogurt multi base, or Natural goat's milk multi base), Body Safe fragrance oil, and ground coffee beans.   Melt down enough natural melt and pour soap (approximately 10 cubes) to get 1 cup of liquefied melt and pour soap.  Add 1 cup of Imagine Base + 1 Tablespoon of one of the following (Natural soy body butter, natural yogurt multi base, or natural goat's milk multi base).  Using a mixer, mix very well until your mixture looks like very thick whipped butter.  Allow to set at room temp for about 30 minutes.  Add your desired amount of coffee scented fragrance oil (we used 4 ml of worlds best coffee fragrance oil).  For best results: allow mixture to stand at room temp covered overnight to allow product to deflate. Then, whip the product again until it is a thick cream. Add ground coffee beans (4 Tablespoons) and beat the mixture again.  Place exfoliating coffee foaming body butter into jars.  That is all there is to it! 

Soooo Cool Foaming Body Butter:  Imagine Base can be mixed with other Natures Garden products to create an excellent, cooling affect body butter. For this recipe, you will need:  Natural Melt and Pour Soap Base (your choice of soya milk, oatmeal, yogurt, goat's milk, cocoa butter, shea butter, or hemp), Imagine Base, One of the following (Natural Soy body butter, Natural yogurt multi base, or Natural goat's milk multi base), and Crushed Menthol Crystals.  Melt down enough natural melt and pour soap (approximately 10 cubes) to get 1 cup of liquefied melt and pour soap.  Finely crush menthol crystals and add 1/4 tsp. to hot soap so that they dissolve.   Add 1 cup of Imagine Base + 1 Tablespoon of one of the following (Natural soy body butter, natural yogurt multi base, or natural goat's milk multi base).  Using a mixer, mix very well until your mixture looks like very thick whipped butter.  For best results: allow mixture to stand at room temp covered overnight to allow product to deflate. Then, whip the product again until it is a thick cream.   Place cooling body butter into jars.  That is all there is to it! 

Perfect Cupcake Soap Frosting:  Imagine Base can be mixed with other Natures Garden products to create an excellent cupcake frosting for your cupcake soaps.  For this recipe, you will need:  Natural Melt and Pour Soap Base (your choice of soya milk, oatmeal, yogurt, goat's milk, cocoa butter, shea butter, or hemp), Imagine Base, Vegetable Glycerin,  Body Safe fragrance oil, and Liquid Soap Dye.  Melt down enough natural melt and pour soap (approximately 5 cubes) to get 1/2 cup of liquefied melt and pour soap.  Add 4 Tablespoons of vegetable glycerin.  Add 2 Tablespoons of Imagine Base, fragrance oil, and liquid soap dye.   Using a mixer, mix until your mixture looks like very thick frosting.  You will need to work relatively fast. Now frost your soap cupcake bottoms (which should have been made, set up, and popped out of their molds prior to frosting them).  You can frost your cupcake bottoms by hand, by using a cake decorating bag, or by using a heavy duty cake decorating dispenser.  Add candy sprinkles if you like.  Allow frosting to set up on top of the cupcakes.   

Shampoo/Body Wash:  This shampoo recipe is the kind of shampoo that will need to be rinsed out of your hair once it is used.  For this recipe, you will need the following ingredients:  Imagine Base, Distilled water, Xanthan gum, Soap dye (if desired), and Body safe fragrance oil.  Step One:  Create your thickening xanthan gum slurry.  This slurry is made by warming 1/2 cup of distilled water in the microwave for 30 seconds.  Using a mixer, slowly add 1/2 teaspoon of xanthan gum powder to the distilled water and beat for about 5 minutes.  This slurry should look like a very thick gel; with no clumps of xanthan gum particles.  Step Two:  Pour 1 cup of Imagine base into a container that is safe to add fragrance to, and one that you will not be using to serve food later.  Add 4 level teaspoons of your finished xanthan gum slurry to the Imagine base, and thoroughly mix by hand until the slurry combines with the Imagine base.  The xanthan gum slurry will thicken the Imagine base.  Add 3 drops of soap dye, mix by hand.  Finally, using a transfer pipette, add 2 ml. of body safe fragrance to the mixture and mix by hand.  Allow completed mixture to set up for about 30 minutes, then pour mixture into an 8 oz. bottle.  Xanthum gum in this recipe not only thickens the Imagine base, it also provides skin hydrating properties to the recipe.

Bath Gel:  For this recipe, you will need the following ingredients:  Imagine Base, Distilled water, Xanthan gum, Soap dye (if desired), and Body safe fragrance oil.  Step One:  Create your thickening xanthan gum slurry.  This slurry is made by warming 1/2 cup of distilled water in the microwave for 30 seconds.  Using a mixer, slowly add 1/2 teaspoon of xanthan gum powder to the distilled water and beat for about 5 minutes.  This slurry should look like a very thick gel; with no clumps of xanthan gum particles.  Step Two:  Pour 1 cup of Imagine base into a container that is safe to add fragrance to, and one that you will not be using to serve food later.  Add 6 level teaspoons of your finished xanthan gum slurry to the Imagine base, and thoroughly mix by hand until the slurry combines with the Imagine base.  The xanthan gum slurry will thicken the Imagine base.  Add 3 drops of soap dye, mix by hand.  Finally, using a transfer pipette, add 4 ml. of body safe fragrance to the mixture and mix by hand.  Allow completed mixture to set up for about 30 minutes, then pour mixture into an 8 oz. bottle.  Xanthum gum in this recipe not only thickens the Imagine base, it also provides skin hydrating properties to the recipe.

Bubble Bath:  For this recipe, you will need the following ingredients:  Imagine Base, Distilled water, Xanthan gum, Soap dye (if desired), Mica Pigment, and Body safe fragrance oil.  Step One:  Create your thickening xanthan gum slurry.  This slurry is made by warming 1/2 cup of distilled water in the microwave for 30 seconds.  Using a mixer, slowly add 1/2 teaspoon of xanthan gum powder to the distilled water and beat for about 5 minutes.  This slurry should look like a very thick gel; with no clumps of xanthan gum particles.  Step Two:  Pour 1 cup of Imagine base into a container that is safe to add fragrance to, and one that you will not be using to serve food later.  Add 4 level teaspoons of your finished xanthan gum slurry to the Imagine base, and thoroughly mix by hand until the slurry combines with the Imagine base.  The xanthan gum slurry will thicken the Imagine base.  Add 3 drops of soap dye and 1/4 tsp. mica pigment mix by hand.  Finally, using a transfer pipette, add 4 ml. of body safe fragrance to the mixture and mix by hand.  Allow completed mixture to set up for about 30 minutes, then pour mixture into an 8 oz. bottle.  Xanthum gum in this recipe not only thickens the Imagine base, it also provides skin hydrating properties to the recipe.  The mica pigment allows your bubble bath to become more opaque.

Magic Potion Body Spray:  We have created a very neat product that we have not seen on the market yet:  A body spray that looks like gel in the bottle, but sprays onto the skin like regular body spray.  This is made possible by thickening our Imagine Base with xanthan gum.  Xanthan gum has a property called pseudoplasticity.  When the gel encounters high shear forces, such as agitation or spraying out of a bottle, the gel will thin out.  However, once the shear forces are removed, the product will gel up once again.  For this recipe, you will need the following ingredients:  Imagine Base, Distilled water, Xanthan gum, Soap dye (if desired), and Body safe fragrance oil.  Step One:  Create your thickening xanthan gum slurry.  This slurry is made by warming 1/2 cup of distilled water in the microwave for 30 seconds.  Using a mixer, slowly add 1/2 teaspoon of xanthan gum powder to the distilled water and beat for about 5 minutes.  This slurry should look like a very thick gel; with no clumps of xanthan gum particles.  Step Two:  Pour 1 cup of Imagine base into a container that is safe to add fragrance to, and one that you will not be using to serve food later.  Add 3 level teaspoons of your finished xanthan gum slurry to the Imagine base, and thoroughly mix by hand until the slurry combines with the Imagine base.  The xanthan gum slurry will thicken the Imagine base.  Add 3 drops of soap dye, mix by hand.  Finally, using a transfer pipette, add 4 ml. of body safe fragrance to the mixture and mix by hand.  Allow completed mixture to set up for about 30 minutes, then pour mixture into an 8 oz. bottle.  Xanthum gum in this recipe not only thickens the Imagine base, it also provides skin hydrating properties to the recipe.

Icy Glitz Shampoo/Bath Gel:  This shampoo recipe is the kind of shampoo that will need to be rinsed out of your hair once it is used. The addition of menthol crystals to this shampoo base allows for a cool, fresh feeling on your scalp and body!   For this recipe, you will need the following ingredients:  Imagine Base, Distilled water, Xanthan gum, Soap dye (if desired), and Crushed Menthol Crystals.  Step One:  Create your cooling, thickening xanthan gum slurry.  This slurry is made by warming 1/2 cup of distilled water in the microwave for 60 seconds, add 1/8 teaspoon of crushed menthol crystals.  Using a mixer, slowly add 1/2 teaspoon of xanthan gum powder to the distilled water and beat for about 5 minutes.  This slurry should look like a very thick gel; with no clumps of xanthan gum particles.  Step Two:  Pour 1 cup of Imagine base into a container that is safe to add fragrance to, and one that you will not be using to serve food later.  Add 4 level teaspoons of your finished xanthan gum slurry to the Imagine base, and thoroughly mix by hand until the slurry combines with the Imagine base.  The xanthan gum slurry will thicken the Imagine base.  Add 3 drops of soap dye, mix by hand.  Allow completed mixture to set up for about 30 minutes, then pour mixture into an 8 oz. bottle.  Xanthum gum in this recipe not only thickens the Imagine base, it also provides skin hydrating properties to the recipe.

Amazing Layered Bath Gel:  We created another product that we have never seen anywhere...Layered Bath Gel!  That's right, you can put numerous colors of bath gel in the same bottle!!!  This product provides skin hydrating, and a nice smooth glide for shaving.  Step One:  Create your thickening xanthan gum slurry.  This slurry is made by warming 1/2 cup of distilled water in the microwave for 30 seconds.  Using a mixer, slowly add 1 teaspoon of xanthan gum powder to the distilled water and beat for about 5 minutes.  This slurry should look like a very very thick gel; with no clumps of xanthan gum particles.  Step Two:  Pour 1 cup of Imagine base into a container that is safe to add fragrance to, and one that you will not be using to serve food later.  Add 9 level teaspoons of your finished xanthan gum slurry to the Imagine base, and thoroughly mix by hand until the slurry combines with the Imagine base.  The xanthan gum slurry will thicken the Imagine base.  Divide this mixture into a separate container for each color of bath gel you plan to make. Add 3 drops of soap dye of your choice to each container, mix by hand.    Allow completed mixtures to set up for about 30 minutes.  Finally, using a transfer pipette, divide 2-4 ml. of body safe fragrance amongst the containers, and mix by hand.  Pour mixtures, one by one,  into an 8 oz. bottle, layering the colors as you desire.  To create a Tye Dye look, gently agitate the 8 oz. bottle. 

Monster Snot Hand Soap for little boys: We created another product that we have never seen anywhere...Monster Snot Hand soap!  We think little boys, and grown-ups who refuse to grow up will love this stuff!   This product provides skin hydrating, and a nice smooth glide for shaving.  Step One:  Create your thickening xanthan gum slurry.  This slurry is made by warming 1/2 cup of distilled water in the microwave for 30 seconds.  Using a mixer, slowly add 1 teaspoon of xanthan gum powder to the distilled water and beat for about 5 minutes.  This slurry should look like a very very thick gel; with no clumps of xanthan gum particles.  Step Two:  Pour 1 cup of Imagine base into a container that is safe to add fragrance to, and one that you will not be using to serve food later.  Add 8 level teaspoons of your finished xanthan gum slurry to the Imagine base, and thoroughly mix by hand until the slurry combines with the Imagine base.  The xanthan gum slurry will thicken the Imagine base.   Add 3 drops of green soap dye to container, mix by hand.  Allow completed mixture to set up for about 30 minutes.  Finally, using a transfer pipette, add 2 ml. of body safe fragrance to the containers, and mix by hand.  Pour mixture into an 8 oz. bottle.  

Natures Garden Candle Supply is not responsible for products you create from our bases.  There are no returns or exchanges on any of our bath and body bases.

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Used for Bath Bomb Frosting...

Reviewer: A viewer from Mt. Morris, MI US 03/13/12

I decided to try out the frosting recipe using the Imagine base in place of my regular frosting recipe. Instead of it coming out creamy from my piping bag and then hardening up enough for handling and shipping, this recipe came out like melted marshmallows. It frosted 1 cupcake bomb 'okay' (had to use quite a bit of pressure to get it out) but then hardened up in the bag and I had to remelt and whip again for every single one until I just got frustrated and threw the batch out. No matter how fast you work, it just seems impossible to me. It's great in some of the other recipes but unless someone has any ideas on how to keep this fluffy and keep it from hardening so fast (glycerin?) then I wouldn't recommend using this base for frosting purposes.

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imagine

Reviewer: A viewer from Fort Smith, AR US 02/27/14

The imagine base is wonderful. There are endless products to be made with it. I made shampoo and body wash from the recipes on this site. I love it! I will be ordering more.

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Very disappointed :(

Reviewer: A viewer from USA 06/07/14

I got this base to make shampoo.I followed the recipe,and am not happy with how it turned out.It is very thin(looks like really cheap body wash,but thinner) and the lather is nonexistent. NG Reply: This product is meant to be used in a foamer bottle if you want alot of foam. For rinse-free shampoo, which this product was made for hospitals around the US, it is not meant to foam alot. To make it foam alot, that would require a much higher level of surfactant, and that just would not be wise for rinse-free shampoo as it could become harsh for the scalp.

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Nothing works.

Reviewer: A viewer from Toledo, OH US 06/20/13

Followed the recipes exactly as written for bubble bath, monster snot soap, and foaming body butter. Nothing worked. I have no idea what's wrong with it... I'm going to attempt the customer submitted recipe for bubble bath bars, and the gel perfume. Hopefully those will work, I'd hate to waste a whole gallon of this stuff. I thought I could replace quite a few gallons of bases by using this....not so. Won't be buying this again.

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Foaming Hand Soap

Reviewer: A viewer from Warren, CT US 10/30/10

I used this to make foaming hand soap with the 50ml bottles. I added FO and it worked great. Lots of foam and made my hands feel soft and clean.

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Does not hold xanthan gum and fragrance well

Reviewer: A viewer from Cincinnati, OH 01/21/15

I was excited about trying this product because I had a rush order for some bath and body products, and this seemed like the perfect way to go for what I needed. The products all seemed to turn out great (I made various shower gel, body spray, foaming hand soaps)... until about a week or two pass. The xanthan gum and fragrance end up settling at the bottom of the bottle, and the customer has to keep shaking the products daily. Even with the xanthan gum, it seems like this will thicken up well when your slurry is still warm, but once it sits for any length of time it seperates. Several of the fragrances I used in this product ended up having a weird lingering odor after initial use, although the fragrances smell wonderful in other products. I'm not too big of a fan of some of the ingredients in this product, so I know I won't be using it again since I'm working on going as natural as possible, though I will have to say that I'm going to need to find a replacement base for the foamers because this base worked beautifully for those.

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Wonderful product, but very drying to the skin...

Reviewer: A viewer from Chicago, IL 12/22/10

Easy product to make (whipped body butter), however, tried the product on my skin & after 5 minutes, my skin felt tight & dry & looked ashy. Perhaps someone could recommend an additive to hydrate & moisturize the skin...would love to use the product as I think it's amazing...would give it 5 stars if I could reduce the "skin drying"...any suggestions would be very helpful. Thanks!

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Not good for bubble bath

Reviewer: A viewer from Warren, CT US 11/09/10

Made bubble bath with this according to the recipe on the imagine base page. It does not work very well. There were no bubbles in the water. Sure, it smelled great, but what's a bubble bath without bubbles? I ordered some SLS to see if it helps to add it. I hope so. I hate to waste a gallon of this.

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Very easy to use...

Reviewer: A viewer from Westlake, LA US 09/12/13

I bought the foaming bottles and used this to make the foaming hand wash. Made several scents and even mixed a few and I also used the teal soap coloring and my family love it.

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Soap Frosting and Body Butter

Reviewer: A viewer from Lynn, MA US 10/25/12

Just used the Imagine base. The body butter came out great. Lots of nice whip, my testers liked it better than the shea butter I make (with shea and fractionated coconut oil). The soap frosting is a nightmare. I whipped it and turned around to get the pastry bag to fill it and the frosting was already hard! Directions say to work fast but there is no way you can frost anything with this. Any suggestions to add something so it doesn't harden so quickly?

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