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Dec
30

Watermelon Bubble Bars Recipe


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Watermelon Bubble Bars RecipeWatermelon Bubble Bars Recipe

We love using Natures Garden ingredients to play around with and create new and different recipes to share with you all. Today we are going to be highlighting a bath and body recipe that we recently made. It is our watermelon bubble bars recipe, that we made using quality cosmetic ingredients that are great for the skin. This combination of elements in the bubble bar scoops provide skin moisturizing properties both inside and outside of the bath. This is one of our many recipes that uses the surfactant Sodium Cocoyl Isentionate (SCI) as opposed to Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate (SLSA). We hope that you will feel the difference and enjoy making these adorable mini watermelon bubble bars.

Ingredients Found at Natures Garden:

Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate (SCI)
Sodium Bicarbonate- Baking Soda
Cream of Tartar
Corn Starch
Poppy Seed Whole
Vitamin E Oil
Macadamia Nut Oil
Vegetable Glycerin
Sour Watermelon Candy Fragrance Oil
Kelly Green FUN Soap Colorant
Neon Green FUN Soap Colorant
Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant 
Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant
Safety Gloves
Natures Garden Apron
Safety Mask
Safety Glasses
Flexible Silicone Mat

Other Ingredients and Equipment You Will Need:

Mixing Bowls
Mixing Spoon
Scale
Ice Cream Scoop

Total Recipe Amounts:

205 grams Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate
230 grams Sodium Bicarbonate- Baking Soda
112 grams Cream of Tartar
36 grams Corn Starch
100 grams Vegetable Glycerin
12 grams Macadamia Nut Oil
7 grams Sour Watermelon Candy Fragrance Oil
5 grams Vitamin E Oil
2 drops Kelly Green FUN Soap Colorant
10 drops Neon Green FUN Soap Colorant
10 drops Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant
5 drops Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant

Before starting the watermelon bubble bar recipe, we like to remind you that it is important to clean and sanitize your work station area and all of the materials that you will be using. We always suggest that you wear gloves, an apron, safety glasses, a face mask, and a hair net when you are preparing these recipes. Natures Garden sells each one of these other than the hair net, and they are all linked above.

Weigh Out the Dry IngredientsWeigh Out the Dry Ingredients

First, we will prepare all of our dry ingredients. Get out a scale so that we can accurately measure everything out. You will also need a mixing bowl to combine them all together. The first thing we weighed out was 205 grams of the Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate (SCI). Then, we measured 230 grams of the baking soda, 112 grams of the cream of tartar, and 36 grams of the corn starch. These ingredients should all be added into the same mixing bowl. 

SCI versus SLSA

For this watermelon bubble bar recipe we used Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, as you can tell from the list of ingredients. This is one type of surfactant that is often added to bath and body products such as bubble bars, bath bombs, and shampoo bars. There are a ton of recipes up on the website that use this ingredient. It helps to moisturize the skin, which is very beneficial to those who have dry skin. The properties in SCI are gentle and will leave your skin feeling nice and softened.

Another surfactant that is commonly used in bubble bars, bath bombs, shampoo bars, etc. is Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate. Although this will not leave your skin feeling as soft as products with SCI will, the lather and production of bubbles is much greater with SLSA. Both of these are great to use in these products and both provide great benefits to the skin.

Break Up Any Clumps in the MixtureBreak Up Any Clumps in the Mixture

Getting back into the steps of the recipe, we need to put gloves on if you have not already done so. With the gloves on, use your hands to break up any clumps in the dry powder mixture. The baking soda tends to contribute the most to this clumping. It is important to break any and all of these up in order to avoid having them in the finished product. Once all of the clumps are broken up and gone, go ahead and use your hands to mix the ingredients together seamlessly.

Adding the Liquid IngredientsAdding the Liquid Ingredients

Now, we are going to have to grab a separate mixing bowl. The wet ingredients will need to mixed individually before they can be combined with the dry ones. Using the scale once again, we need to accurately weigh out each of our liquid ingredients. First, we will measure out 100 grams of the vegetable glycerin. Then, we will add to that 12 grams of the macadamia nut oil, and 5 grams of the vitamin E oil. Mix all of them together.

We decided to use macadamia nut oil for its conditioning properties. We wanted these bubble bars to feel good on the skin and condition it, which is why this oil is perfect to use. This is an oil that is nourishing and moisturizing to the skin while avoiding making it feel oily. For this reason, it is often used to make lotion recipes, massage oil recipes, and hair care products such as conditioner. We also commonly use this in some of our cold process soap recipes as well, like our Peppered Poppy Seed and Strawberries and Champagne soaps. 

Incorporate the Sour Watermelon Candy Fragrance OilIncorporate the Sour Watermelon Candy Fragrance Oil

In the next step, we will weigh out and add the 7 grams of our Sour Watermelon Candy Fragrance Oil. The notes in this fragrance oil bring together a combination of pineapples, oranges, and juicy watermelon. Another project that we created using this same fragrance oil is the Sour Watermelon Sugar Scrub Cubes Recipe. These include oils that are great to add to skin care products like this one. After you have added the fragrance oil in, mix all of your liquid ingredients together again.

Combine the Liquid Ingredients with the Dry IngredientsCombining the Liquid Ingredients with the Dry Ingredients

In this step, you will need to take the mixing bowl that has the wet ingredients and combine it with the mixing bowl that has the dry ingredients. Add the liquids to the bowl containing the dry ones. Once again, using your hands to mix the ingredients together will work better than using other utensils. Then, you will need to take out two additional mixing bowls. Divide the dough you just formed into three equal portions. Put each one of these parts into separate bowls.

Adding in the Neon Pink ColorantAdding in the Neon Pink Colorant

For the next step, we can set the first bowl aside. We will be keeping this portion of the dough white, so it will not need any colorant added to it. Take the second bowl of dough and add to it 5 drops of the tomato red FUN soap colorant and 10 drops of the neon pink FUN soap colorant. 

Forming the Pink Ball of DoughForming the Pink Ball of Dough

Once it has been added, thoroughly mix in the colorants using your hands. Continue to mix until the dough is completely covered in the pink colorant. If you are unsatisfied with color, you can add in a few more drops. We added enough for it to be a pink shade. However, adding more of the tomato red color will make it look more like a true watermelon. Once you like how it looks, you can form the dough into a ball and roll it with your hands. Set the second bowl aside for a moment.

Adding in the Kelly Green and Neon Green ColorantsAdding in the Kelly Green and Neon Green Colorants

Now, you will need clean gloves. Take the third and final mixing bowl to create the green portion of your bubble bars. You will need to add 10 drops of the neon green FUN soap colorant and 2 drops of the Kelly green FUN soap colorant. 

Forming the Green Ball of DoughForming the Green Ball of Dough

When you have added in the green colorants, mix them thoroughly into the dough just as you did with the pink portion. Use your hands until there is no longer any white dough visible. Once again, if you would like the dough to be a darker shade of green, add more of the Kelly green, since it is the darker of the two green colorants. When you are satisfied with the color, form it into a green ball.

Combine the Three Mixtures TogetherCombine the Three Mixtures Together

Then, you can pack the three mixtures of the bubble bar dough into the same mixing bowl. We will explain the way that we laid it in the bowl. First, place the white portion in the center. Put the pink portion on one side of the white dough, and the green portion on the other side of the white dough. It does not matter which one of them is on the left or right of the white. Use your hands to press down on each of the balls of dough. Press each of them tightly into the bowl. This is going to make it easier to scoop in the next step. 

Scoop Out the Bubble BarsScoop Out the Bubble Bars

Now, we have reached the fun part of forming the cute ice cream scoops! Get your flexible silicone mat out and place it on the counter next to you so that it is ready when you need it. Take out a stainless steel ice cream scoop and use it to scoop out the bubble bar dough. Start on the pink side of the bowl and work your way over to the green dough scooping across the bowl. Having the pink on the top is going to create the look of a watermelon. Make sure that you include all three of the colors in each of the scoops. As you dig them out, place the scoops onto your flexible silicone mat. 

Finishing Your Bubble BarsFinishing Your Bubble Bars

After all of the scoops are on your mat, you can bring out the poppy seeds. Sprinkle the poppy seeds onto these sour watermelon candy bubble bars to top them off. The amount that you choose to use is completely up to you and however you would like them to look. The poppy seeds are meant to resemble the seeds in watermelons. We sprinkled ours onto the pink portion of the bubble bars since that is the part where real watermelon seeds are. After they are topped off, you will need to give them some time to set up. Allow your watermelon bubble bars to sit undisturbed from anywhere between 24 and 48 hours. 

After you have waited long enough and checked that they have hardened up, your watermelon bubble bars will be ready to use! When you are ready to take them into your bath, all you have to do is simply crumble a couple of the scoops under your warm running bath water. 

Watermelon Cake

We hope that you enjoyed following along with us making these watermelon bubble bars! If you would like to have more fun with watermelon, try out this watermelon cake recipe from Betty Crocker. This looks delicious and scrumptious! Let us know how yours turned out! We can be reached on Facebook at Natures Garden Company, on Twitter at ngscents, as well as on Instagram at ngscents.

 

Natures Garden is not responsible for the performance of any of the recipes provided on our website. Testing is always the responsibility of our customers. If you plan to resell any of the recipes that we provide, it is also your responsibility to follow all FDA regulations. We cannot offer any advice on where to buy the products and ingredients that are listed in our recipes if they are not sold by Natures Garden. When you use Natures Garden recipes and/or raw ingredients, you are agreeing to indemnify Natures Garden against any liability of performance, any lack of performance, or any problems that you encounter with the finished products.

Dec
26

10 Foaming Bath Whip Recipes


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10 Foaming Bath Whip Recipes10 Foaming Bath Whip Recipes

There’s nothing more satisfying than the appearance of whipped topping on top of anything. In this blog, I will talk about 10 foaming bath whip recipes that you can make at home to satisfy the level of moisture that you want on your skin. You can apply these bath whips directly to your skin. Then you wash them off with warm water. With this in mind, these recipes are easy to make, easy to use and provide wonderful benefits for your skincare needs. All of these bath whip recipes use a common ingredient, whipped soap base. Whipped soap base is used to give all of these bath whips their airy, whipped like texture. There are many different ways to get this whipped soap base to stand, including blending it with powdered sugar or just whipping it with a spatula.

 

The Unique Properties of Whipped Soap Base

All of the recipes mentioned in this blog use whipped soap base as their primary ingredient. What makes whipped soap base soap special? You can texture this soap base into any type of frosty, whipped, or soft shape that you want. For example, if you want to make a soap that resembles whipped cream, then you can blend this soap base with powdered sugar. If you’re looking to a soap like our floating ducky soap recipe, you can whip the whipped soap base with goat’s milk soap, and vegetable glycerin. Then, add color and fragrance. There are a wide variety of recipes that you can make with whipped soap base. These recipes include bath frosting, shaving soap, foaming body butter, and foaming sugar scrubs. Have fun experimenting with this amazing soap base, and lets see what shapes and textures you can make from it.

 

Coloring Whipped Soap Base

There are many soap colorants that you can use in our whipped soap base recipes. You can use the Da BOMB Soap Dyes to achieve pastel colors. Many of these colors include pink, green, yellow, orange, blue, and so many others. You can also use the FUN Soap Colorants which will give your soaps a more vibrant color. You aren’t only limited to coloring your whip recipes with these soap dyes, you can also mix things up with our mica powders as well. Our mica powders will provide you with that extra shine and shimmer that you want in your project. Nature’s Garden also sells decorating sprinkles that you can use to to top your soap and mix in a little more color as well. Try any combination of these colorants or sprinkles, and come up with your own colorful recipe. Let us know what you come up with!

 

10 Foaming Bath Whip Recipes - Pearamel Layered Whipped Soap Recipe10 Foaming Bath Whip Recipes – Pearamel Layered Whipped Soap Recipe

Pearamel layered whipped soap recipe is a great recipe to make with our whipped soap base. This recipe captures the natural colors of caramel and pears, and layers them into a unique whipped soap. This recipe uses Pearamel Fragrance Oil which incorporates scents like granny smith apples, pears, caramel, and many others.  This fragrance oil is one of Nature’s Gardens’ strongest fragrances and will leave an impression on your whipped soap. This recipe also contains a delicate sweetness factor, as it blends powdered sugar into the soap. This little kick of sweetness makes this recipe sweet like actual caramel and helps to thicken the base and give it a creamier texture. This recipe is great for anyone of any age to make for their bathtub.

 

10 Foaming Bath Whip Recipes - Creme Brulee Body Frosting Recipe10 Foaming Bath Whip Recipes – Creme Brulee Body Frosting Recipe

There’s no better dessert than a cool, creamy creme brulee. A real creme brulee dessert is topped with torched sugar. Then typically scattered with fruits on top for additional flavors. This creme brulee body frosting recipe looks just like a creme brulee, as it looks like custard throughout, and topped with brown sugar to resemble the torched sugar. You can also find a cute blackberry on top of ours! You’re not limited to this, as we have a variety of fruit molds at Nature’s Garden that you can use for this recipe. The shiny texture of the fruit soap embeds are made from Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap.  This soap is great for coloring and makes for an excellent moisturizing soap.

 

10 Foaming Bath Whip Recipes - Chocolate Bath Butter Scrub Recipe10 Foaming Bath Whip Recipes – Chocolate Bath Butter Scrub Recipe

Nothing better than the sweet, rich smoothness of chocolate. This simple chocolate bath butter scrub recipe incorporates notes of chocolate. You then blend and whip these notes into the whipped soap. We use organic cocoa powder in this recipe which can be purchased here at Nature’s Garden. Cocoa powder is beneficial to your health as it contains vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, C, and E. This recipe also uniquely creates miniature chocolate chips using colored Epsom Salt. As you can see in the provided image, these “chocolate chips” are layered in the middle of the butter scrub and on top as well. If you are a huge chocolate lover, then this recipe is just for you. We hope you enjoy the rich scents used in this recipe!

 

10 Foaming Bath Whip Recipes - Whipped Rose Clay Shaving Cream Recipe10 Foaming Bath Whip Recipes – Whipped Rose Clay Shaving Cream Recipe

Looking for a great shaving cream that will not only work with your skin but leave it smelling great? This whipped rose clay shaving cream recipe is just for you, as it leaves your freshly shaved area smelling like flowers. This pink shaving cream uses Strike a Pose Fragrance Oil. Along with its unique name, this fragrance oil is a great scent for those women who are “high maintenance”. The fragrance oil contains notes of jasmine, white lily, patchouli, white musk, and others. This shaving cream recipe also gets its unique pink color from natural rose clay powder. Rose clay is a gentle, natural clay that contains kaolinite, and is great to use on the skin. Give this recipe a try, and let us know how you feel after using it!

 

10 Foaming Bath Whip Recipes - Mango Tangerine Bath Icing Recipe10 Foaming Bath Whip Recipes – Mango Tangerine Bath Icing Recipe

Fruits are some of the most refreshing delicacies that you can eat. The mango tangerine bath icing recipe incorporates mango and tangerine into a whipped soap that will refresh your senses in the bathtub. It is a refreshing way to start off your day. A tropical fragrance makes up the scent of this bath icing. This tropical scent will make you feel like you are sitting on a beach in a tropical paradise setting. We used Mango Tangerine Fragrance Oil because it incorporates many tropical, fruity scents to stimulate your senses. We use notes of zesty clementine, red raspberry notes, and sweet vanilla in this fragrance. This recipe isn’t difficult to make, and anyone in your home can use it. There are many other recipes that use this fragrance oil like our candles and room scenting products. So, try it out in some of Nature’s Garden’s other recipes!

 

10 Foaming Bath Whip Recipes - Juicy Lemon Foaming Bath Whip Recipe10 Foaming Bath Whip Recipes – Juicy Lemon Foaming Bath Whip Recipe

If you enjoy the zesty scent of a lemon, then this lemon foaming bath whip recipe is just for you. This recipe encompasses all the aromas of your zesty, tart citrus fruits, all on top of notes of ginger. To get this beautiful, yellow color of this bath whip, we used Nature’s Gardens’ Yellow Da Bomb Soap Dye. You can also use this liquid soap dye for coloring soap, smelly jellies, and water soluble bath and body products. This soap dye is also referred to as FD&C Yellow #5. We hope you enjoy making this amazing juicy recipe. This recipe should encompass your whole bathroom in a full lemony scent.

 

10 Foaming Bath Whip Recipes - Whipped Shaving Cream Recipe10 Foaming Bath Whip Recipes – Whipped Shaving Cream Recipe

Looking for a simple shaving cream recipe? This basic whipped shaving cream recipe uses Nature’s Gardens’ whipped soap base and will leave your skin smooth and moisturized when you are done. This shaving cream uses natural ingredients that will aid in trimming any type of body hair. An effective ingredient in this shaving cream that allows it to keep its moisturizing quality is Mango Butter. In addition, we’ve added bentonite clay powder to give the whipped soap some extra glide. Nature’s Gardens’ Mango Butter provides many skin softening and skin moisturizing benefits that will keep you feeling fresh all day.

 

10 Foaming Bath Whip Recipes - Toffee Crunch Latte Foaming Sugar Scrub Recipe10 Foaming Bath Whip Recipes – Toffee Crunch Latte Foaming Sugar Scrub Recipe

Nothing makes the mornings better than the sweet, warm touch of a latte on your lips. This unique toffee crunch latte foaming sugar scrub recipe uses many different ingredients to try and develop the aromas of a toffee crunch latte. Some of these ingredients include Cafe Caramel Fragrance Oil, Powdered Sugar, and Brown Sugar. The Cafe Caramel Fragrance Oil captures the scent of a freshly brewed cappuccino, sweetened with caramel and topped with heavy cream. This fragrance combined with the sugars mentioned give you the full ambiance of a sweet latte. As you can see, there appears to be the resemblance of whipped cream on top of these sugar scrubs. You blend the whipped soap with powdered sugar to get this whipped cream texture. We hope that you get the same full bodied experience that we get when using this recipe.

 

10 Foaming Bath Whip Recipes - Chocolate Foaming Body Frosting Recipe10 Foaming Bath Whip Recipes – Chocolate Foaming Body Frosting Recipe

At first glance, this recipe looks like real chocolate frosting! Nature’s Gardens’ Chocolate Foaming Body Frosting Recipe is essentially easy for anybody to make, and encompasses all the aromas of rich chocolate. Just like the body butter, this recipe also calls for Organic Cocoa Powder. This recipe is easy to make, and anyone who is a chocolate lover will love to use this recipe on their skin. The fragrance oil that is featured in this body frosting is Creamy Chocolate Cupcake Fragrance Oil. This complex fragrance uses top notes of bittersweet chocolate and buttercream, middle notes of corn syrup and amaretto, finished with bottom notes of vanilla sugar and espresso powder. As you can see from the body frosting, it feels just as smooth on your skin as it looks. We hope you enjoy using this body frosting whenever you are looking to help moisturize your skin.

 

10 Foaming Bath Whip Recipes - Foaming Sugar Scrub Recipe10 Foaming Bath Whip Recipes – Foaming Sugar Scrub Recipe

The foaming sugar scrub recipe is just as simple as it sounds. If you are looking for a recipe that doesn’t incorporate too many colors or designs, and that you just want to use, then this is the recipe for you. To make this recipe, you basically whip the whipped soap base, then incorporate the other ingredients. For a light pink hue, this sugar scrub incorporates a little bit of Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant.

 

After talking about all of these different whipped body scrubs with all these different styles, I thought I’d share some homemade flavored whipped creams that you can make. Check out some amazing homemade whipped cream recipes from Celebrating Sweets that you can make at home. This homemade whipped cream recipe is easy to make as its base recipe only uses 3 ingredients. I enjoy a good cup of coffee. Coffee and espresso is my favorite flavor of whipped cream from the article. I can’t wait to try this whipped cream recipe on some homemade iced coffee. Another great whipped cream recipe for the wintry holidays is the peppermint whipped cream. If you’re into peppermint flavored drinks, then this whipped cream flavor might be one to try. These whipped cream flavors would be go great on hot cocoa, coffee, and even desserts.

Dec
19

Herbal Make-Up Recipes


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Herbal Make-Up RecipesHerbal Make-Up Recipes

If you love make-up, this blog is for you! Today we will be introducing to you our eye shadows that Melissa, our team member, has recently created. These homemade eye shadows are made from natural cosmetic clay, powders, and mica pigment. The ingredients that make up the powders used to create these shadows are full of nutrients and contribute many things to our body and health, which makes them even better to use in the cosmetics industry. There are eight different eye shadows we have created that all use a variation of the powders available at Natures Garden. On our website, you can check out each of the ingredients we used to make these, which will all be linked in this blog. You can also check out these herbal make-up recipes in full detail on our site!

Arrowroot Powder

Before we begin teaching about and creating these eye shadows, I wanted to talk about some of the ingredients that are present in every one of these make-up eye shadow recipes. There are a couple of items that are in each of these eye shadows, but this one is very important. That ingredient is arrowroot powder. It derives from St. Vincent and is extracted from tropical tubers. For example, the woody shrub cassava or the arrowroot plant. This powder is can be used both in cooking and in the cosmetic industry. There is no flavor to it and it serves as a thickener in soup, for instance. Arrowroot is white with a silky texture and is used in most deodorants, body powders, some make-up foundations, and eye shadows.

Diamond Dust Mica Pigment and 24K Gold Mica Pigment

Another important element to these eye shadows that is present in all of them are these two mica pigments. One of them is the diamond dust mica pigment and the other is the 24K gold mica pigment. They each add shimmer to whatever product you add it to. We use these in bath and body products as well as these eye shadows. These pigments are safe to use in items made for the lips, eyes, face, and nails. It can even be added to gel wax or glycerin soap to give them a pearly appearance. The diamond dust gives a silver color, while the 24K gold is, unsurprisingly, a gold shimmer.

The Eye Shadow Recipes

Activated Charcoal Eye Shadow
Bee Pollen Eye Shadow
Beet Root Eye Shadow
Black Walnut Eye Shadow
Cocoa Powder Eye Shadow
Hibiscus Eye Shadow
Rose Clay Eye Shadow
Spirulina Eye Shadow

Activated Charcoal EyeshadowActivated Charcoal Eye Shadow Recipe

First, we used activated charcoal powder to create this eyeshadow The other ingredients that are used to create these darker shadows are arrowroot powder, the diamond dust mica pigment, and the 24K gold mica pigment. Activated charcoal powder is the key to creating darkly pigmented products such as cosmetics, soap, face masks, and scrubs. It is a fine black powder that typically comes from hardwoods, coconut shells, or bamboo. By processing and heating the materials from these plants at high temperatures, it will turn into char.

The activated charcoal powder provides consumers with a natural way to color soap and other creations black without turning them into an unwanted gray color. A little of this powder goes a long way, which is why we only used either 1/8 teaspoon or 1/2 teaspoon to make the eye shadows you see here. This recipe will give you six 10 milliliter jars of eye shadows, which are all in different shades and luster.

Bee Pollen EyeshadowBee Pollen Powder Eye Shadow Recipe

In this recipe, you will use arrowroot and bee pollen powders. The bee pollen powder that we sell is rich in many vitamins. In fact, it contains elements that are good for you such as vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin D, and vitamin E. It also contains 22 amino acids, 27 mineral salts, carbohydrates, hormones, and over 5000 enzymes. Other benefits include treating acne and being an anti-inflammatory agent and antibiotic, making it useful when it comes to cosmetics.

Vitamin A is useful for maintaining a healthy immune system, aiding in good vision, and promoting development and growth. Vitamin C also helps the immune system, can help heal wounds, maintain bones and teeth, and repair body tissue. The brain, nervous system, cardiovascular system, bones, and teeth are supported and maintained by vitamin D. Lastly, vitamin E is an antioxidant that helps protect your eyesight and helps fight off infection, making it vital to the immune system. Another way that bee pollen powder can be used is in our Royal Honey Bee Cold Process Soap recipe.

Now that you have learned all of the amazing properties that bee pollen contains, you will be even more excited to create these eye shadows that use it! This recipe provides you with three 10 milliliter jars and with three separate shades.

Beet Root EyeshadowBeet Root Eye Shadow Recipe

This recipe uses the key ingredient in the title of its name: beet root powder. It is a beautiful shade of maroon that comes from the root vegetable, beets. Beets derive from the Mediterranean region and were first cultivated in Italy. It has many enriching nutrients and benefits to the human body. There is vitamin B5, vitamin C, glycine, beta carotene, magnesium, selenium, potassium, phosphorous, zinc, tryptophan, and tyrosine. Beet root powder helps the liver to metabolize fats, reduces blood pressure, and reduces low density lipoproteins in the blood.

Although it does have the strong scent of beets, by applying fragrance oil or essential oil to other items you make, that can be corrected. Some of our other recipes that use beet root powder are Natural Beet Root Lip Gloss recipe, Berry Bewitching Bath Brew recipe, and our Candy Cane Facial Mask recipe. The powder is extremely versatile in bath and body products both for its properties and for the color it gives these creations. All of this makes this such a great product to work with!

Black Walnut EyeshadowBlack Walnut Eye Shadow Recipe

Now this eye shadow recipe utilizes arrowroot powder and black walnut hulls powder. This powder is used in a variety of industries. From cooking, hair products, cosmetics, medicine, as well as bath and body, this is great for all of it. Massage oils, bath bombs, make up, and face masks are among the common formulas that integrate this powder. Some benefits that it has are treating eczema, acne, psoriasis, and inflamed tissue.

The powder gives the eye shadows their rich color for more dark and smoky make up looks. The recipe will give you three 10 milliliter jars of these eye shadows in a dark brown, a bronzed tan, and a gray tone. A really cool and different type of recipe than most of the ones that we have shared is the Hair Conditioner for Dark Hair on our website. It also uses this black walnut hulls powder, which helps intensify your natural dark brown or black hair.

Cocoa EyeshadowCocoa Powder Eye Shadow Recipe

The main ingredient in this set of eye shadows is our organic cocoa powder, which originates from the Netherlands. It is made from cacao beans, which contain vitamin A, vitamin B1, vitamin B2, vitamin B3, vitamin B5, vitamin C, and vitamin E. Vitamin B1 is involved with preventing complications with the brain, heart, stomach, intestines, muscles, and nervous system. Fats, carbohydrates, and proteins are broken down by vitamin B2. Every part of the body needs vitamin B3 to function properly. It can lower cholesterol, help with brain function, and ease arthritis pain. Another important nutrient, vitamin B5, creates red blood cells, synthesizes cholesterol, and maintains a healthy digestive tract. If you are curious, check back to the Bee Pollen eye shadow to refresh your memory on the benefits that vitamins A, C and E offer. Cacao also contains caffeine, which is beneficial to the skin as well.

This recipe produces eye shadows in three shades, including a mustard yellow, a cocoa brown, and a shimmery light gold color. The cocoa powder gives a natural brown color to your products without having to use colorants or dyes. This makes many great recipes because of the natural color and the nutrients it provides for the skin. Some other ones that use this organic cocoa powder are the Shimmering Bronzing Lotion recipe and Hot Fudge Brownies Cold Process Soap recipe from Natures Garden.

Hibiscus EyeshadowHibiscus Eye Shadow Recipe

Now we are getting more into the pink and rosy shades, which are my favorite! These eye shadows are made by combining Hibiscus Flower Powder with arrowroot powder, diamond dust mica pigment, and 24K gold mica pigment. There are three shades: a deep mauve, a light rosy silver, and a medallion yellow color. You can create countless eye make up looks with these neutral shades. Natures Garden also makes other recipes that contain this are the Firming Facial Mask and the Foaming Hibiscus Scrub.

In addition to the eye shadow recipe, hibiscus flower powder gives natural color to cosmetics. The natural red pigmentation is brought out by infusing the flowers in oil. Other skin care and hair care products use them as well. When added to shampoos and conditioners, the flowers prevent dandruff, thicken hair, and reduce the loss of hair. They are a natural cleanser, which makes them ideal for the skin. In skin care, the hibiscus flowers cleanse, soothe, and soften the skin and body. They are high in amino acids and antioxidants, which helps to prevent acne and has been shown to smooth out wrinkles.

Rose Clay EyeshadowRose Clay Eye Shadow Recipe

Additionally, these Rose Clay eye shadows are beautiful! They are my favorite shades out of all of the ones that were created. The recipe makes three 10 milliliter jars. There is a rose gold shade, a light bronze shade, and a rose tinted caramel shade. They are useful for everyday natural make up looks. Both of the mica pigments bring out a strong shimmer in the rose gold color, which is really pretty. This recipe uses our Rose Clay Powder, which is a shade of pink that is on the lighter side. Our products gain natural colorant from the rose clay.

This is another powder that is super versatile. Some other things it can be used for are mud baths, facial masks, melt and pour soap recipes, cold or hot process soap, bath bombs, and sugar and salt scrubs. It is a natural clay that has kaolinite in it, which is the most abundant clay mineral, and is used in ceramics and pottery. Rose clay can reduce inflammation and skin irritation, draw out toxins within the skin, and gently exfoliate. Sometimes it can be difficult to find products that are good for sensitive skin, but rose clay is one of them. Also, we have used this to make our Sandalwood Bath Bomb recipe and the Moonlight Tuberose Swirled Soap recipe.

Spirulina Eye ShadowSpirulina Powder Eye Shadow Recipe

Finally, for our last recipe in this blog, we will be talking about our Spirulina eye shadow. It contains Spirulina Powder, which is abundant in vitamin B12, vitamin F, natural beta carotene, and iron. Vitamin B12 prevents tiredness, making DNA, and keeping the nerve and blood cells in the body healthy. Vitamin F retains moisture in the skin, and beta carotene creates healthy skin and boosts the immune system. Finally, iron provides energy and helps us to focus. Additionally, the Seaside Spa Scrub recipe and Castile Hot Process Soap recipe are also made using spirulina powder. However, the eye shadow shades you will get out of this recipe are olive green/brown, darker teal, and a shiny light silver-teal color.

These eye shadow recipes are made with natural powders that contain an abundance of vitamins, nutrients, and minerals that are amazing for the skin, hair and nails. There are many benefits to the ingredients in these eye shadows that add a bonus to getting a cute make up look out of them.

Thank you for joining and following us along on this blog! We hope that you enjoy all of the different eye shadows you can make with these homemade recipes from Natures Garden!

 

Finally, Nature’s Garden sells the herbs mentioned in this article for external use only. We do not sell them as food items. The information above talks about how great these herbs are for many industries, however we only sell it for external use. We provide this data for educational purposes only. Nothing in this article is to be construed as medical advice. Please consult your doctor before using this product or any of this information for treatment purposes.

Dec
17

New Year’s Fragrance Oils


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New Year's Fragrance OilsNew Year’s Fragrance Oils

We all take months to get ready for the holidays, but why not New Year’s? Take a look at these amazing fragrances on our New Year’s fragrance oils list. All of us at Nature’s Garden love the holidays because it’s a time to be with family and loved ones. We wanted to bring all of our customers a simple way to plan for all of your project needs so you can spend that little bit more time doing what you need to for the holidays. While getting ready for the new year, why not make some festive candles for your guests at your house or even for yourself! We have some of the New Year’s fragrances for all your bath and body or candle needs. They can be enjoyed by the whole family! These fragrances smell amazing. Some are modeled after some of the most popular drinks that most will be celebrating with this New Year’s Eve! Keep in mind they are not just for the new year, we sell these fragrance oils all year around. We just feel like these are the most festive for this time of year!

Cabernet Sauvignon Wine Fragrance OilCabernet Sauvignon Wine Fragrance Oil

Cabernet Sauvignon Fragrance Oil is a favorite from the Nature Garden staff! It is a magnificent scent that makes it one of the best New Year’s fragrance oils on our list. This will be able to have wonderful scent bloom in any of your products. It is an original that was created by Nature’s Garden! It has notes of sweet grapes with hints of natural strawberries combined with a slight alcohol bottom note. This combination of scents made this a very popular fragrance oil among so many of our customers. Its resemblance to a Red Cabernet Wine is uncanny. Use this for a candle or soap with a little bit of coloring will make you want to keep using this any time you wish to relax!  You will want a nice glass of your favorite wine after smelling this fragrance oil!

Champagne Pomegranate Fragrance OilFragrance Oils for the New Year: Champagne Pomegranate Fragrance Oil

Next, the Natures Garden original, Champagne Pomegranate Fragrance Oil is absolutely fantastic because it’s sweet and delicate in one fragrance. The blend of grapefruit, lemon, and orange mixed with fresh red fruit and topped with crushed pomegranate seeds gives a magical blend of citrus and sweet pomegranate. All of these notes blend with a touch of sparkle to finish this wonderful blend. This fragrance oil would make a really nice soap. Once you use it, it will leave you smelling fantastic!

 

Guardian Angel Fragrance OilFragrance Oils for the New Year: Guardian Angel Fragrance Oil

Guardian Angel Fragrance Oil from Nature’s Garden makes it onto our New Year’s fragrance oil list because it’s a clean and soft smelling fragrance oil. This is a beautiful blend of soft rose petals, baby breath, and natural white flowers, with a slight touch of clove, nutmeg, patchouli, sandalwood, and vanilla. Using this to make any one of your favorite soap products can turn out amazing. A candle with this fragrance oil will have your feeling protected. Guardian Angel Fragrance Oil has so many different uses! This is a fragrance oil that we are in absolutely in love with because everyone should have a guardian angel.

Lavender Martini Fragrance OilLavender Martini Fragrance Oil

The Lavender Martini Fragrance Oil from Nature’s Garden takes two popular concepts and combines to make an amazing scent. The blend of lavender and gin martini makes a wonderful and sensual aroma. We’ve captured a new experience in this unique fragrance oil. This fragrance oil begins with top notes of fresh lemon zest, orange, and carbonation; middle notes of subtle spicy bergamont, mint, and lavender; with base notes of rosewood. This fragrance oil would make a fantastic candle or cold process soap. It’s strong yet subtle scent makes it a great choice!

New Born Baby Fragrance OilNew Born Baby Fragrance Oil

The wonderfully soft and clean scent of New Born Baby Fragrance Oil will have you thinking about the simple things in life. We developed a fragrance oil that would embody this wonderful moment.  This delicate fragrance oil from Nature’s Garden has delicate citrus notes with a blend of soft florals in this perfect fragrance. Rose, geranium and ylang are accented with a touch of orange flower for a classic baby accord. Sandalwood gives it a slightly natural woody profile. Finishing off is a smooth base of musk and powdery sweetness for a perfect undertone.

Vanilla Champagne Fragrance OilVanilla Champagne Fragrance Oil

Vanilla Champagne Fragrance Oil from Nature’s Garden is a showstopper! It is a perfect New Year’s Fragrance Oils for any project. The lively citrus notes and sweet aromatic vanilla combines to be a perfect fragrance to bring in the
new year. Sparkling aldehydic creates a fizzy note to top off citrus notes of lime and orange. A touch of green floral and rum liquor establishes the middle of this wonderful fragrance, with woody and earthy tones to accent the decadent vanilla bean base. This creates a fun and bubbly fragrance oil that is unique and vivacious!

Beer Fragrance OilBeer Fragrance Oil

When our perfumist attempted to make this Nature’s Garden original we had many fail to pass our quality standard. We wanted to bring our customers the best beer fragrance oil that we could come up with! We wanted one that doesn’t smell stale or with any floral notes. Our goal was when our customer used Natures Garden’s Beer Fragrance oil in their product, it was to smell like they just open a cold brew. This proved to be incredibly challenging. However, we think we accomplished it! This superb fragrance oil has the aroma of malt liquor and hops with a simple fruit twist. The fruity notes really make the difference. We added notes of strawberry, pineapple, apple, and raspberry. We are proud to bring you what we think is an incredible beer fragrance oil, unlike any others on the market!

Blue Hawaiian Fragrance OilBlue Hawaiian Fragrance Oil

Next on our New Year’s Fragrance Oils list, Blue Hawaiian fragrance oil, we tested quite a few fragrances until we were happy with what we found! This fragrance oil stopped us in our tracks. We knew it was the one that we wanted our customers to have in their products. This fragrance oil has a high concentration of essential oils that makes this fragrance stand out to the nose, which is what we were looking for! Our Blue Hawaiian Fragrance Oil has top notes of juicy orange, lemon, and maraschino cherries balanced with fresh tangy pineapple, acai berries, and sea spray. Its base is an amazing assortment of sweet coconut, vanilla rum, and ozonic notes. This tropical fragrance oil has become a favorite fragrance from not only our team members, as well as our customers! Using this in bath products is a popular way to use this fragrance oil, and with a touch of teal coloring, your products will stand out!

Gin Martini Fragrance OilGin Martini Fragrance Oil

This iconic drink deserves to have its own fragrance oil, so you can enjoy your favorite drink even if it is not five o’clock! The true question would be, shaken or stirred with an olive? At Natures Garden, our Gin Martini Fragrance oil smells so close to the real thing you might mistake it for your drink! Which would not be a good thing, our fragrance oils are for you to enjoy the smell, not consumption. This mixture begins with aldehydic bubbly top notes to resemble club soda with bursts of citrus for enhancement. The body of Gin Martini has notes of fresh rosemary, balsam fir needles, and crushed ginger. All of these notes are stacked on the amazing base of crisp cedar. This can be used every day, but it just stands out among the rest for you to celebrate the new year! Try this fragrance oil in one of your favorite lotion bases or any of our melt and pour soap bases!

NG Strawberry and Champagne Type Fragrance OilNG Strawberry & Champagne Type Fragrance Oil

NG Strawberry and Champagne Fragrance Oil is one of our best sellers and it stands out among the rest of our New Year’s Fragrance Oils! It has a simple base with a touch of decadent red fruits and supplemented with lily of the valley and apple cider to make a luxuries fragrance oil! The sweet blend with the other base ingredients makes a fragrance oil scent profile that reminds you of your first glass of champagne! The scent will make your home smell magnificent. It also works very well in both melt and pour soap and cold process soap.

Purple Hooters Fragrance OilPurple Hooters Fragrance Oil

Who doesn’t love a perfectly mixed drink? Especially for the New Year! Our staff absolutely loves Purple Hooters fragrance oil, and for good reason! It has a decadent blend of sparkling strawberries, raspberries, citrus greenery, and soft florals. This makes it stand out because it is one of our simpler mixtures. We think that sometimes simpler is better! Why not have this for your party? It will be a highlight of your festivities, and we know you will enjoy this fragrance as much as we do!

Champagne Pear Fragrance OilChampagne Pear Fragrance Oil

This is another one of our wonderful sparkling wine inspired fragrance oils. Champagne Pear Fragrance Oil is an original by Nature’s Garden. We think we created a great fragrance that is subtle, but sweet and tart. This fragrance oil is blended with citrus and melon notes that are complemented with crisp greens to create a champagne accent. This delivers a nice, fruity scent overall! Orchard pear and fresh apple balance the body of this fragrance oil. We added a touch of apple blossom to create a nice finish for the fruit accord with softened and gentle musk undernotes that pop with effervescence. This will make a perfect candle because it’s fruity body will lighten up any room that you place it in!

Amaretto Fragrance OilAmaretto Fragrance Oil

Finally, Amaretto Fragrance Oil has a slight sweet smell that is not too overwhelming. This fragrance has an aroma that you will not forget anytime soon! The scent blooming from a candle will fill your entire house with a warm and soothing scent profile that will make you fall in love. The mixture of fresh almonds and ripe cherries make a perfect combination! This has always been a popular fragrance oil with our customers! It makes an amazing scent for bath and body products that isn’t too sweet, and you will thoroughly enjoy them.

We hope you enjoyed this list of our New Year’s Fragrance Oils! We tried to keep it simple to make the easiest for you. This is only some of the fragrance we offer, so take a look at all of our fragrances at our website! Some other awesome projects for your New Year’s events can be found in Spruce Crafts’ DIY Ideas For New Year’s Eve. We found a lot of awesome ideas for the new year there! Have a happy New Year, we hope 2020 is a great year for you!

Dec
14

Sparkling Sangria Body Scrub Recipe


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Sparkling Sangria Facial Scrub RecipeSparkling Sangria Body Scrub Recipe

Our Sparkling Sangria Body Scrub Recipe is a product that you are sure to fall in love with! It contains a lot of different oils combined with mango butter to create a nice, smooth, and moisturizing scrub. You can use this to exfoliate your face as well as your entire body, which is an added bonus! We will also be mentioning a new ingredient that Natures Garden now carries, SLSA. We have recently added SLSA to the website. It really enhances the products that it is used in, and we are excited to share. We also love coming up with new and creative recipes for all of our customers to try out, which this recipe showcases. Bringing out your creative side is always fun, especially in this industry.

Ingredients Found at Natures Garden:

Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate
Silky Emulsifying Wax
Avocado Oil
Coconut Oil 76
Palm Oil
Mango Butter
Jojoba Oil
Candelilla Wax
Optiphen Preservative
Sangria Punch Fragrance Oil
Vitamin E Oil
Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant
Diamond Dust Mica Pigment
8 oz Clear PET Jars
70/400 White Straight Smooth Lids
Thermometer

Other Ingredients & Equipment You Will Need:

Mixing Bowl
Mixing Spoon
Rubber Spatula
Stove Top Pots (for double boiler method)
White granulated sugar

Total Recipe Weight Amounts:

136 grams Coconut Oil 76
113 grams Avocado Oil
62 grams Palm Oil
74 grams Mango Butter
50 grams Silky Emulsifying Wax
12 grams Candelilla Wax
20 grams Sangria Punch Fragrance Oil
5 grams Optiphen Preservative
5 grams Vitamin E Oil
580 grams White Granulated Sugar
110 grams of Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate
3 drops Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant
3 grams Diamond Dust Mica Pigment

Before you begin, clean, wipe down, and sanitize your work station along with all of your packaging materials. We would like to suggest that you wear gloves, a face mask, protective clothing, and a hair net while preparing this recipe. Get out all of your ingredients, and you are going to need four of the 8 ounce clear PET jars for this recipe, with lids. 

Soaping Oil PropertiesIngredients Highlight: Soaping Oil Properties

Before we get started, it is important to understand the reasoning behind using the oils that we did. Every oil has specific properties and purposes which are different from other oils. In this recipe, we used Coconut Oil 76, Avocado Oil, and Palm Oil. Each of these adds to the consistency of the body scrub and what purposes that it serves. We actually have a class on our website that is all about learning the different properties of commonly used soaping oils. In this class, we mention characteristics such as hardness, cleansing, conditioning, bubbly lather, and creamy lather. Each of these are based on a range of 1 to 100. Every oil that you will encounter contains different levels of these characteristics, and therefore will add different things to each creation that you make. The oils that you choose to work with and incorporate into your recipes will really depend on what kind of product that you want to achieve. There are definitely some benefits to each kind of oil, but some of them can replace each other in homemade soap making and other types of recipes.

Coconut Oil 76Coconut Oil 76

Beginning with Coconut Oil 76, the hardness level is a 79. The cleansing and bubbly lather properties are both rated a 67. The conditioning is a 10 and the creamy lather is a 12. With all of this being said, we can see that Coconut Oil 76 is decent for cleansing, lathering, and can be useful when making a hard soap because it is high in hardness. However, it will not be conditioning or have much creaminess to it.

Avocado OilAvocado Oil

The next oil we are going to look at is Avocado Oil. This is an oil that is fairly high in conditioning, at a 70. This was a great oil to add to this scrub recipe to make your skin soft when it is applied to the body. When it comes to the hardness and creamy lather, they are rated at a 22, which is pretty low. Avocado Oil does not contribute to cleansing or bubbly lather at all since they are rated at a zero for both of them.

Palm OilPalm Oil

Lastly, we are going to talk about Palm Oil. The level of hardness is a 50, cleansing is at a 1, the conditioning properties is a 49, bubbly lather is a 1, and the creamy lather is a 49. As you can tell from these numbers, Palm Oil is hardly cleansing at all, as well as having next to no bubbly lather to it. The Coconut Oil 76 contributes somewhat to cleansing, but the avocado oil and palm oil do not at all. The same is true with the bubbly lather. Since this is the case, and we all want our facial and body scrubs to be very cleansing to our skin, that is where the SLSA comes into play. We added in this ingredient because it is a nice foaming agent that helps create lather, mainly in soap, but also does in body scrubs somewhat. Another great thing about it is that it is super cleansing, which needed to be added to this recipe.

Mango ButterMango Butter

Another one of the ingredients that adds to the soft touch of this body scrub is Natures Garden mango butter. This butter is super soft and melts right on the skin. It contains many properties that help to really moisturize and soften the skin. It is a good ingredient to add to recipes to help with dry skin as well. Mango butter is commonly used to create lip balms, lip gloss, lotions, scrubs, and other bath and body products such as soap.

Weighing Out and Melting Your Oils and Mango ButterWeighing Out and Melting Your Oils and Mango Butter

For our first step, we need to get out our scale. Weigh out the 136 grams of coconut oil, 113 grams of avocado oil, 62 grams of palm oil, 74 grams of mango butter, 50 grams of silky emulsifying wax, and 12 grams of candelilla wax. As we normally do, we used the double boiler method to melt all of these ingredients down together. Place a few inches of water into a regular stovetop pot and allow it to heat up. Only use a pot that is strictly for soap, cosmetic, and candle making. Add your pouring pot, with the oils and mango butter in it, to the stovetop pot once the water has had some time to heat up. As they are melting, stir it occasionally. 

Adding in the Preservative and Fragrance OilAdding in the Preservative and Fragrance Oil

Once all of the oils have melted, remove them from the heat source on your stove. Before doing anything else, we need to let the mixture cool down a little bit. Allow the temperature of the melted mixture to drop to 120 degrees Fahrenheit. Then, you can weigh out and add in the 5 grams of optiphen preservative, 5 grams of vitamin E oil, and 20 grams of the Sangria Punch Fragrance Oil. Stir in order to fully incorporate the ingredients. 

Getting the temperature correct before adding the optiphen preservative is imperative. We suggest adding it anywhere between 120 and 140 degrees Fahrenheit. By adding it before reaching a temperature of at least 120 degrees, the emulsification process might not take place. This will lead to your mixture separating and becoming unstable, which will make it useless. However, adding it above a temperature of 140 degrees will burn the optiphen off and it will not properly preserve your product. Using optiphen is going to ensure that bacteria and germs do not grow on your scrub. Optiphen will kill different types of bacteria, yeast and mold, which makes adding it essential to a lot of cosmetic products and formulas. It is made up of Phenoxyethanol and Caprylyl Glycol, the latter of which provides a soft, nice feel to finished formulas. This makes it very useful in products such as sunscreen, lotion, shampoo, body wash, and other types of cream. Adding a preservative such as optiphen can give your creams and scrubs a longer shelf life of up to six months, which is quite a long time!

Sangria Punch Fragrance OilSangria Punch Fragrance Oil

One of the main ingredients used to create this foaming facial scrub is the Sangria Punch Fragrance Oil from Natures Garden. Since it is in the title of the recipe, this is no surprise. This is an original fragrance exclusively available at Natures Garden and is one of our many multi layered fragrance oils. When you smell it, it begins with delicious fruity top notes of orange, lemon, grape, apple, and lime. The middle notes give off scents of pomegranate and blackberries, sitting on a dry down sugary base. When it comes to using it in specific products, we suggest about a 10% maximum usage in candle waxes. For potpourri and incense, about a 50% maximum usage, and a 5% maximum usage in bath products, lotions, perfume, and cleaning supplies. It can also be used in cold process soap. When tested for cold process soap, the results showed no acceleration, no discoloration, no ricing, no separation, and it held the scent very well and was very strong.

Mixing the Dry Ingredients TogetherMixing the Dry Ingredients Together

In a mixing bowl, blend the granulated sugar, diamond dust mica pigment, and the sodium lauryl sulfoacetate. This is a new surfactant ingredient that we have recently been working with in some of our recipes. Blend the sugar, mica pigment, and SLSA together using your hands. This will make it a lot easier to incorporate all of the ingredients together compared to using a spoon. Additionally, remove any clumps you find in the mixture.

Combine the Liquid Ingredients with the Dry IngredientsCombine the Liquid Ingredients with the Dry Ingredients

Pour your liquid ingredients that are melted down into the bowl containing the dry sugar mixture ingredients. Thoroughly mix and stir the two together and ensure that there are no clumps of dry mixture left. This is important for when we pour into our jars so that the scrub is nice and smooth for application to the body.

Adding the FUN Soap ColorantAdding the FUN Soap Colorant

Once you have mixed the liquid ingredients with the dry sugar mixture, you can add the tomato red FUN soap colorant. We waited to add the colorant until this step, as opposed to when we added the vitamin E oil, optiphen preservative, and the Sangria Punch Fragrance Oil. This is because we knew the sugar mixture may lighten the color up. If we added the colorant before this step, we might have added too much of it, and we wanted to create a nice pink color as opposed to a dark red shade.

Pouring the Product into the JarsPouring the Product into the Jars

Now, you can finally add the scrub to each of your four jars. Place lids on each of them to finish up your scrub! This can be used right after it is poured in the jar if you are happy with its consistency. However, another option that you have is to wait at least a few hours or even a day to allow it to set up more. If you do wait for a little bit, the scrub will become a thicker consistency to work with. This will allow you to add more granulated sugar if you would like a thicker consistency. Either one of these options will work and it is truly up to whatever you prefer to do.

We hope that you had a fun time creating this Sparkling Sangria Body Scrub Recipe with us! If this sangria foaming body scrub recipe has you craving the real thing, try this sparkling champagne recipe from Sally’s Baking Addiction.

Natures Garden is not responsible for the performance of any of the recipes provided on our website. Testing is always the responsibility of our customers. If you plan to resell any of the recipes that we provide, it is also your responsibility to follow all FDA regulations. We cannot offer any advice on where to buy the products and ingredients that are listed in our recipes if they are not sold by Natures Garden. When you use Natures Garden recipes and/or raw ingredients, you are agreeing to indemnify Natures Garden against any liability of performance, any lack of performance, or any problems that you encounter with the finished products.

Dec
13

Ten Coffee Craft Ideas


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Ten Coffee Craft IdeasTen Coffee Craft Ideas

We at Natures Garden would like to share with you TEN homemade coffee related recipes that are perfect for all of the coffee lovers out there! Coffee is increasingly being incorporated as a part of the cosmetics and body product industries. These recipes we are going to share with you provide several fun ways to integrate coffee into your life because we think that you can never have too much coffee. They also make great gifts ideas for the coffee lovers in your life. The recipes we will be highlighting include some of our body products recipes such as soaps, scrubs, and body creams. On top of that, we are going to be showing you our coffee wax tart, a bath bomb, a homemade candle, and a hair conditioner! Keep on reading to find ten coffee craft ideas that are sure to be just what you have been looking for.

Cappuccino Coffee Cold Process Soap RecipeTen Coffee Craft Ideas Cappuccino Coffee Cold Process Soap Recipe

Do you love iced coffee? If so, you might end up loving this idea of a cappuccino soap. To me, this recipe showcases what the result would be if you turned your favorite iced coffee into a soap. Some of the ingredients in this recipe include freshly brewed coffee, coffee grounds, and whole coffee beans. The combination of all three of these make this soap smell delicious, just like a fresh pot of coffee!

Since this is a cold process soap, there is no heat added when creating it. Adding heat when making soap definitely helps it to cure more quickly. However, when there is no heat added as is the case for this recipe, the overall finish and look of your product will be more perfected than with hot processed soap. Yes, it will need more time to cure without having that element of heat, but it is worth it when the finished product looks amazing. Cold process soap usually has a better looking product in the end. This recipe will provide you with about four pounds of soap.

Christmas Coffee Wax Tarts RecipeTen Coffee Craft Ideas Christmas Coffee Wax Tarts Recipe

Christmas is right around the corner, and this recipe is perfect for the most wonderful time of the year. It could be a great gift for a friend or family member who enjoys melting candles or wax melts, especially because these are homemade. This is an easy recipe to follow and the mini muffin shaped molds make it extra cute! Baking endless cookies with family as Christmas approaches is one of the best things about the holidays. These wax tarts contain both Snickerdoodle Cookies fragrance oil and French Vanilla Coffee fragrance oil, and when these scents are combined, they make these tarts smell just like baking cookies around Christmas time! Our recipe here makes up to 24 wax tarts, which is plenty to keep both for yourself and as gifts to give to others.

Cinnanut Coffee Soap RecipeTen Coffee Craft Ideas Cinnanut Coffee Soap Recipe

Combining cinnamon and coffee? Yum!!! This mp soap recipe brings these two ingredients together in a wonderful way to make a deliciously scented soap. It contains our Cinnanut Columbian Cafe Fragrance Oil, which is one of Natures Garden’s original fragrances. It includes hints of butter, Brazil nuts, maple, and vanilla in addition to the cinnamon and the Columbian coffee notes.

This fragrance oil is used in many other products of ours as well. It performs very well with wow wax, joy wax, and soy wax when making candles. Some of the additional products we have used this fragrance oil in our body, bath, and perfume products. While the recipe above is a melt and pour soap, this coffee scent can also be used in cold processed soap. With this fragrance, there was no separation, no ricing, and no acceleration. As a soap, it has great scent retention and is strong in aroma beads.

Coffee Butter Scrub RecipeTen Coffee Craft Ideas Coffee Butter Scrub Recipe

This scrumptious Coffee Butter Scrub from Natures Garden is the perfect thing to add to your daily skin care routine.  It contains shea, cocoa, and mango butter which will make your skin feel soft and amazing! Our scrub acts as a 2 in 1 exfoliant and moisturizer. This coffee butter scrub contains real coffee grounds, which are used to exfoliate the body’s dead skin cells. The skin can then be rejuvenated, moisturized, and restored by the nutritious butters and oils that come from the combination of shea butter, mango butter, and cocoa butter. Plus, the recipe uses Cafe Mocha fragrance oil, which makes the butter scrub smell great as well. It contains scents of freshly brewed coffee, chocolate syrup, heavy cream, vanilla, and marshmallow–yummy!

Coffee Melt and Pour Soap RecipeTen Coffee Craft Ideas Coffee Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

Now that we have made cappuccino coffee soap and cinnanut coffee soap, let’s make regular coffee scented soap using our Goat’s Milk Melt and Pour Soap. This is different than hot and cold processed soap because it has already undergone the saponification process. Melt and pour soap comes in a premade base and does not need anything added to it, you just melt it!

Some of the ingredients included in this recipe are coffee grounds, cocoa butter, and Fresh Brewed Coffee World’s Best Fragrance Oil. Our cocoa butter is a saturated fat that is very hard. It is used in lip balms, lip gloss, lotions, massage bars, scrubs, and more because of its luxurious texture. The coffee fragrance oil used in this recipe can also be added to candles made from vegetable wax or paraffin wax. Another way to use it is to add it into cleaning products, perfumes and lotions, bath oils and bath gels, as well as in potpourri and incense. By following the instructions we have laid out, you will get a two pound batch of this coffee melt and pour soap.

Frappe Mocha Body Cream RecipeTen Coffee Craft Ideas Frappe Mocha Body Cream Recipe

Body creams are always a great thing to have on hand, especially as winter approaches. If your skin is anything like mine, it gets extremely dried out in the wintertime with the changes in weather and air quality. This is why body creams and lotions become my best friend in the months of winter. A product that moisturizes the skin, lasts me a long time, and smells great all at the same time is what I think everyone’s ideal cream would be!

Our frappe mocha body cream recipe will provide you with plenty of product that will last for months. This recipe makes four 4 ounce jars full of it! It combines cocoa butter, chocolate fudge fragrance oil, and NG world’s best coffee fragrance oil. The delicious scents from the chocolate fudge fragrance oil include dark chocolate, caramel, buttercream, vanilla cream, almond, and hazelnut. These different notes within the fragrance give an impression that reminds me of a frappuccino.

Coffee Bath Bomb RecipeTen Coffee Craft Ideas Coffee Bath Bomb Recipe

If you are anything like me, you love to take a bath every once in awhile to wind down and relax. Bath bombs are a great thing to add to any bath to add to that experience of relaxation. They are continually increasing in popularity in today’s market for cosmetics. Other fun products that you can use when you take a bath are bubble bars, bath salts, and bath truffles. All of these can enhance your bathing relaxation while helping give a great smell to the water.

This coffee bath bomb recipe of ours is the next best addition that you could add to your baths! If you follow this recipe, you will be able to get two large bath bombs out of the ingredients. We have MANY others that you can choose from on our website, some of which include cotton candy, pumpkin latte, and our gingersnap cookies bath bomb!

Gingerbread Latte Candle RecipeTen Coffee Craft Ideas Gingerbread Latte Candle Recipe

Speaking of gingersnaps, which are just a variation of gingerbread, we want to show you our recipe on how to make a gingerbread latte candle! This is the perfect way to get you in the holiday season mood. One of my favorite activities to do every year around Christmas time is building gingerbread houses. The smell of this candle comes from the snickerdoodle latte fragrance. It contains a blend of spices, vanilla butter cream, and a hint of toasted nuts. This recipe brings together the smell and look of Christmas. The candle smells like snickerdoodle cookies and part of it is in the traditional shape of a gingerbread man. It gets poured into a cafe mug and a gingerbread man that is created from a mold is placed on top to create an adorable presentation!

Toffee Crunch Latte Foaming Sugar Scrub RecipeTen Coffee Craft Ideas Toffee Crunch Latte Foaming Sugar Scrub Recipe

Sugar scrubs are currently very popular because there are many different types and they have several benefits. They are great for the skin, as they remove dead skin cells, unclog pores, and moisturize the body. Our toffee crunch latte foaming sugar scrub will give you five 4 ounce jars of the product. This recipe uses our cafe caramel fragrance oil.

One of my favorite coffee drinks to get is a caramel latte, which is always my go to order at any coffee shop, and this fragrance is a wonderful reminder of that. It contains strong notes of  freshly brewed coffee, sugary caramel, and heavy cream. Additionally, this fragrance is perfect for making candles, as well as other body related products such as soap and perfume. This scrub using the cafe caramel fragrance truly gives me the feeling of cozying up with a hot caramel latte in the fall.

Hair Conditioner Recipe for BrunettesTen Coffee Craft Ideas Hair Conditioner Recipe for Brunettes

If you are looking for a new conditioner to use on your hair, this would be a great one to give a try! This recipe of ours is specifically designed for those women out there with luscious brunette locks. It is made using plenty of ingredients that help the conditioner to give your hair a soft texture. These include Vegetable Glycerin, Sesame Seed Oil, Apricot Kernel Oil, and Vitamin E Oil. The Vegetable Glycerin is good for drawing out moisture in the skin. Some products that use it are shampoos, soap, lotion, toothpaste, and lip gloss. Sesame Seed Oil is rich both in vitamins and antioxidants, which help to make it a very conditioning oil. The texture and properties of this oil make it perfect for lotions, massage oils, scrubs, soaps, and lip gloss.

The Apricot Kernel Oil provides the same benefits, as it is also conditioning and luxurious. Vitamin E Oil is often used in cosmetic products to prevent oils from oxidizing. Using this will ensure that your creations do not begin to turn brown or discolor, as well as preventing a rancid smell from developing. Lastly, Optiphen is a preservative that kills germs to ensure that cosmetic products are clean and safe to use. The ingredients help the finished formulas to feel exceptional. This hair conditioner recipe combines each of these ingredients along with our Jamaican vanilla cafe fragrance oil. A true coffee scent is delivered through the hints of sweet vanilla beans, richly roasted Jamaican coffee, and the infusion of real coffee. This recipe makes up to 16 ounces of product in two 8 ounce bottles.

Learn About Coffee

To learn about the history of coffee, sustainability be sure to check out the National Coffee Association website. As you can see, we have several recipes that involve coffee products at our business. We have put a lot of effort into creating these recipes for our customers using the best ingredients. Several of them include cocoa, shea, and mango butters, as well as nutrient rich oils. We hope you enjoyed learning all about these ten coffee craft ideas with us at Nature’s Garden!

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Dec
10

Snowy Luminary Candle Jar Recipe


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Snowy Luminary Candle Jar RecipeSnowy Luminary Candle Jar Recipe

Do you want to learn how you can make another one of our homemade crafts for the holidays? Then this blog is for you! We will be talking about our Snowy Luminary Candle Jar Recipe today. This is a pretty simple craft to make, that uses only five ingredients and looks gorgeous once it is all finished. Since it isn’t difficult to do, children can also be a part of the process of making it! If you were in search of some new craft ideas to make for decorating the house or to gift a family member, this is the perfect one for you! Even though the jar is holding a candle, it still has other uses as well. If you do not want to create the candle portion, you can use the glittery snowy jar to put candy such as candy canes for your holiday parties. You can also definitely use it as a unique rendition of a stocking, which you could fill with cute stocking stuffers that are good for children, spouses, friends, and even coworkers. Let’s go ahead and jump right into the recipe!

Ingredients Found at Natures Garden

Epsom Salt
Christmas Wreath Fragrance Oil
Diamond Dust Mica Pigment
1.75” Zinc Core 44-20-18 Candle Wicks
Pedestal Cup
Disposable Pipette
Joy Candle Wax
Pouring Pot
Thermometer

Other Ingredients & Equipment You Will Need:

Elmer’s Glue
Newspaper or wax paper
Crafting paint brush
Mixing Spoon
Glass Bowl
Ribbon
16 oz Apothecary Jar

Preparing Our Station

The first thing that we are going to do is to prepare the work station where we will be creating. For this project, it is a good idea that we lay down either newspaper or wax paper on a clean surface. By doing this, it will protect counters and other parts of your workstation from becoming messy. Putting down the paper will prevent the Epsom salt and the glitter in mica powder from spreading all over the place. 

Pouring in the GlueCreating the Paste for the Candle Jar

For the first step in the recipe, we are going to need to prepare our glue. We will just be using regular Elmer’s glue for this craft recipe, that you can buy from almost any store. We need to pour into a small bowl about two ounces of the Elmer’s glue. Then, we need to add to that between 2-4 ml of the Natures Garden Christmas Wreath Fragrance Oil. This is the ingredient that will provide your candle jar with a wonderful Christmas scent. It is a strong but nice mixture of a lot of different elements. Natures Garden’s Christmas Wreath scent starts with the top notes of orange pomander, bergamot, and holly berry. The Mixing the Fragrance to Create the Gluemiddle notes of this fragrance include Christmas lily, eucalyptus leaves, and cinnamon bark. Finally, the base notes are fir balsam and pine. Another recipe that we have made which uses this fragrance oil is our Christmas Wreath Fire Starters. These will help to make it easier to light your fireplace, since it can sometimes be difficult to do so.

Coating the Candle Jar in the Glue PasteCoating the Candle Jar in the Glue Paste

Next, bring out your 16 oz apothecary jar. We are now going to apply the glue mixture that we just made to our jar. Take out a paint brush and dip it into the bowl of glue. Then, we are going to take it and use it to coat the jar in glue. Just get a bit at a time, applying thin layers. We should not over load the paint brush with glue because we do not want the jar to be drenched, which can create a big mess. We also cannot use too much of the glue because it will create clumps, which will still show when the glitter is added onto it.

Adding the Epsom Salt to the Jar

Adding the Epsom Salt to the Jar

Now that we have all taken the time to read up and learn all about Epsom Salt and the benefits of using it, we can continue making our snowy luminary candle jar. While the glue is still wet, go ahead and get out your bag or jar of Epsom Salt. We are going to sprinkle the Epsom salt all over the entire jar, covered in glue. There is no exact amount that we can give you to use for this part of the recipe. Use your judgment and continue pouring it on until the glue is hidden. After the jar is completely covered, grab the diamond dust mica pigment for the next step. Now, on top of the Epsom Salt, we are going to sprinkle the diamond dust mica all around the jar, giving it a nice layer of glitter. Make sure that you allow the glue to dry completely before moving onto the following steps.

The Candle Making ProcessThe Candle Making Process

While you are waiting around for the candle jar to completely dry, we can start on the actual candle portion. In this step we will be preparing the candle that will eventually be set in the luminary candle jar. Begin by gathering the scale and weighing out one ounce of the Natures Garden Joy Candle Wax. We are going to be using the double boiler method for this recipe, as we usually do. Grab a normal stove-top pot that you use only for soap making and candle making.

You will also need to grab a pouring pot. Fill up your stove-top pot with a few inches of water and place it on the stove burner to heat the water up. Then, take the one ounce of Joy Wax that we weighed out and add this ingredient to the pouring pot. Place the pouring pot with the Joy Wax within it into the stove-top pot with the heated water. We are going to leave these on the stove burner until the one ounce of Joy Wax has completely melted. Add 0.1 ounces of the Natures Garden Christmas Wreath Fragrance oil once it has melted. Stir to fully incorporate the ingredients.

Pour into the Pedestal CupPour into the Pedestal Cup

When everything is stirred together, pour the melted wax into the pedestal cup that you have set to side somewhere. Then, pick out one of the 1.75″ Zinc Core 44-20-18 candle wicks. This is the wick we suggest using for this recipe. However, if you are interested, we have an entire selection of different candle wicks. Place one of the wicks in the pedestal cup. Allow the candle enough time to set up.

Decorating the Candle JarDecorating the Candle Jar

Now we have reached the fun part! Once the glue on your jar has completely dried, you can finally decorate it. For our jar we grabbed a cute ribbon that was red and sparkly and we wrapped it around the top of the jar. This addition to the craft really tied in the theme of Christmas for us. For your jars you can use anything Christmas themed or just simply sparkly. You could always add other colors of glitter such as gold or green, or maybe incorporate stickers or crinkle paper shred filling. Keep messing with different craft decorations until you achieve the final look that you want your snowy luminary candle jar to have. Once you have achieved that special look, place the set up candle that you made into the candle jar.

We hope that you enjoyed creating this homemade snowy luminary jar candle!

Epsom SaltEpsom Salt

Since this ingredient is going to be used today, and since it plays such an important role in the overall look of this luminary candle jar, we are going to talk a little bit about Epsom Salt. There are many benefits to using Epsom Salt for many different kinds of products and projects. If you are interested, we actually have an Epsom Salt class up on the website that will go in depth about some points I will be summarizing here. This product is beneficial to use medicinally and to add to bath, body, and cleaning products.

Medicinal Benefits of Epsom Salt

Medicinally, Epsom Salt is an anti-inflammatory that can be used to treat problems such as headaches, muscle pains, bites, stings, and rashes. It is rich in both magnesium and sulfates. The magnesium helps to eliminate toxins and control the production of energy. Sulfates form brain tissue, joint proteins, and other proteins that line the digestive tract and help with the digestion of food. It also helps people sleep better because it has properties that relax the muscles and soothe the skin.

Epsom Salt Uses in Products

Epsom Salt is useful in cosmetics, bath and body products, as well as for skin care and hair care. Bath fizzies and bath bombs commonly use Epsom Salt because of the benefits to the skin. It deep cleans and exfoliates the skin, helps eliminate acne, and can even help with preventing wrinkles from developing. Natures Garden has a Christmas Bath Cookies Recipe, which uses Epsom Salt, as well as our Green Apple Candy Bath Bomb Recipe. It is also a nice ingredient to add to hair conditioners because it provides them with a volumizing property.

As far as cleaning products, a mixture of Epsom Salt and liquid dish detergent can work well when used to scrub floors. This combination will gather up any dirt and grime that are clinging onto your floors. It can also be useful to scrub pots, pans, or dishes clean that have been scorched and hold burnt food on them.

Refreshing Foot Soak RecipeRefreshing Foot Soak Recipe

I wanted to mention at least two of the recipes from Natures Garden that include Epsom Salt as one of the ingredients. This recipe for a Refreshing Foot Soak will create eight of these simple homemade baggies. You will be mixing together Epsom Salt, dead sea salt (high minerals fine ground), menthol crystals, bath tea bags with pull strings that are fillable, and the Natures Garden eucalyptus and spearmint fragrance oil. Diving into this foot soak will feel great on the skin and soothe it, along with relaxing the muscles in your feet. However, make sure to use this only for your feet, as directed, so that the menthol crystals do not irritate other parts of your skin.

Chocolate Bath Butter Scrub RecipeChocolate Bath Butter Scrub Recipe

For the second recipe I wanted to mention our Chocolate Bath Butter Scrub. This will make you four 8 ounce jars of bath butter. The ingredients in this one are also fairly simple and used often in the soap making, candle making, and bath products industry. It takes whipped soap base, organic cocoa powder, vegetable glycerin, vanilla white color stabilizer, Epsom Salt, Better than Sex Cake fragrance oil, and the brown and black FUN soap colorants. All of these ingredients are sold by Natures Garden and are easily accessible through the link above.

Other Holiday Ideas

If you enjoyed making this recipe and have been searching for more holiday crafts to try out with your kids, friends, or family, check these free Christmas craft recipes out. Just as with this one, we have many more recipe ideas that use all different fragrance oils to make things. This includes crafts, candles, air fresheners, soap recipes, and much, much more that can also be used as holiday gift ideas. This whole section of our website provides a bunch of recipe and craft ideas to make for the Christmas season. For even more fun craft ideas check out the 25 Simple Christmas Crafts from Crazy Little Projects

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Dec
06

Holiday Pomegranate Air Freshener


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Holiday Pomegranate Air FreshenersHoliday Pomegranate Air Fresheners

Everybody enjoys freshening up the house with a nice candle or some room spray. We would like to take it to the next level and show you how you can make your very own homemade air freshener for the end of the year! We have many recipes like this on our website that can be used for any day, but the one we will be sharing with you today is for the upcoming holiday season. Some of the others on the website are also holiday themed, but this is a brand new recipe of ours. We will be talking about our Holiday Pomegranate Air Freshener that will leave the room smelling absolutely delicious and reminiscent of Christmas!

Ingredients Found at Natures Garden:

Aroma Beads
Holiday Pomegranate Fragrance Oil
Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye- Red
Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye- Black
Air Freshener Jars and Lids

Other Ingredients & Equipment You’ll Need:
Ziploc Bag- Gallon Size

Aroma Beads

Natures Garden aroma beads are perfect for all of the air fresheners you want to create. They are versatile and can be melted, scented, colored, and layered. These are fragrance-absorbing aroma beads that hold 30% of the fragrance oil applied to them. They add a great addition to potpourri, sachets, and organza bags. They can be placed in smelly jelly jars as well. However, do not add them to a heated potpourri burner because they should not be held near a flame or put in any sort of heat source. Naturally, without a heat source, the scent throw will not be as strong as a candle, for example. Aroma bead air fresheners work best in smaller areas because the scent throw hinges on the circulation of the air. By adding fragrance to the beads, you can freshen up the scent in your closets, your car, shoes, vents, lockers, bathrooms and so much more!

Adding the Aroma BeadsAdding the Aroma Beads

This recipe only contains six steps, and is super easy to follow along with. To begin, weigh out one pound of the Aroma Beads. We are going to add them to a one gallon sized Ziploc bag. We will be using a larger bag because it will make the process of mixing everything together easier as we add more to it. 

Incorporating the Fragrance OilIncorporating the Fragrance Oil

Next, we are going to weigh out two ounces of the Holiday Pomegranate Fragrance Oil. The fragrance is the most important part of the air fresheners, since having a good scent is the point of making one of these. This fragrance will make your air freshener smell like Christmas time. It has notes of pomegranate, sparkling citrus, dewberry, blackberry, iris, jasmine, sheer musk, sandalwood, and red cassis. The word cassis means black currant, and it is popularly used in wine.

Combining the Aroma Beads and Fragrance OilCombining the Aroma Beads and Fragrance Oil

After weighing out the holiday pomegranate fragrance oil, add it to the same Ziploc bag as the aroma beads are in. This will combine the ingredients together that are necessary to form your holiday air freshener. Carefully pour it into the bag, so as not to create a mess. It cannot get into the seal part of the Ziploc bag, because it will make the next step difficult or impossible.

Adding the Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye ColorantsAdding the Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye Colorants

With the aroma beads and the holiday pomegranate fragrance oil combined, it is time for the third step. We are going to add six drops of spectrum liquid candle dye in the red shade. We will also add only one drop of the black spectrum liquid candle dye to the Ziploc bag. 

Mixing All of the Ingredients TogetherMixing All of the Ingredients Together

Once both have been added, seal the bag completely. Shake the bag until the aroma beads, holiday pomegranate fragrance oil, red spectrum liquid candle dye, and black spectrum liquid candle dye are mixed evenly. Once this step is complete, you will have your colored aroma beads!

Pouring Aroma Beads into the JarPouring Your Aroma Beads Into the Jars

The aroma beads are now colored the dark red color that we wanted from the start. Pour these colored aroma beads into the six jars you are going to use. You need to allow them to set up completely before placing them in the area that you wish to freshen up.

Allowing the Air Freshener to Set UpAllowing the Air Freshener to Set Up

Allow the beads to absorb the Holiday Pomegranate Fragrance Oil in the jars before putting lids on them. It is going to take approximately 24 hours for the fragrance to become completely absorbed in the aroma beads.

Setting Up Your Finished ProductSetting Up Your Finished Product

Finally, our last step is to place seals and lids on top of the six air freshener jars. The lids we used are given in the Natures Garden Air Freshener Plastic Jar and Lid Set. We sell them in units of ten, which makes it easier on you to be able to create multiple fresheners at once.

We hope that you love this homemade Holiday Air Freshener Recipe as much as we do! The recipe is super simple to follow and makes a nice addition to many areas in the home!

Other Types of Holiday Air Fresheners

At Natures Garden, we have plenty of other air fresheners that can be made from a lot of our fragrance oils! Let’s take a look at a few other ways to scent your home this holiday season!

Gingerbread Aroma Bead Air Fresheners

Gingerbread Aroma Beads Air Fresheners

We have another holiday themed one, which is our Gingerbread Aroma Beads Air Freshener. This is another one that you can make this holiday season either for around the house or to use it as a Christmas gift. This recipe creates six to seven air fresheners and it only takes four ingredients to make. These are aroma beads, Gingerbread Fragrance Oil, brown spectrum liquid candle dye, and our one ounce Mica pigment. This glittery pigment comes in either gold or a silver diamond dust, whichever you prefer to use.

The gingerbread man shapes are created by using cookie cutters, which fits right in with the Christmas season! All you need to do is mix the candle dye and the fragrance oil in a Ziploc bag. Shake it gently. Then, add your aroma beads to the same bag and shake all of it together once again. Keep shaking until all of the liquid is evenly dispersed among the aroma beads. Wait at least 24 to 48 hours to allow the beads to fully absorb the fragrance oil. After waiting, pour the mixture into the cookie cutters and bake in the oven five to six minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Metallic Scented StonesMetallic Scented Stones

Next, you can create the Metallic Scented Stones. These stones are easy to make and use both arrowroot powder and Dead Sea salt from Natures Garden along with flour. Finally, this room scenting recipe is scented with Precious Gifts Fragrance Oil. This Christmas scent is reminiscent of the gifts given to the baby Jesus by the three kings.  A well rounded accord of frankincense and myrrh, vanilla extract, with unique top notes of French jasmine and English Ivy.

Spicy Liquid PotpourriSpicy Liquid Potpourri

Finally, another easy to make room scenting recipe is the Spicy Liquid Potpourri.  This is a simple combination of coconut oil and fragrance oil. We also added a red color to give it a festive holiday vibe! It is scented with Natures Garden’s Potpourri Spice Fragrance Oil. So, what does this fragrance oil smell like? It is the combination of freshly ground cinnamon sticks, nutmeg, ginger, and clove.

 

Natures Garden is not responsible for the performance of any of the recipes provided on our website.  Testing is your responsibility. If you plan to resell any recipes we provide, it is your responsibility to adhere to all FDA regulations if applicable. We also do not offer any advice on formulating or altering recipes. When using Natures Garden recipes and/or raw ingredients, you agree to indemnify Natures Garden against any liability of performance, lack of performance, or any problems encountered with the finished products you make with Natures Garden raw ingredients.

Dec
05

Holiday Ribbon Melt and Pour Soap Project


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Holiday Ribbon Melt and Pour Soap ProjectHoliday Ribbon Melt and Pour Soap Project

Natures Garden has come up with a brand new recipe for all of our customers to try out this Christmas season! We love this time of the year because there are many different recipes we all can make, that our Christmas fragrances add the perfect touch to. This Holiday Ribbon Melt and Pour Soap Project will throw you right in the spirit of Christmas. Creating new ideas and finding crafts that are going to excite and inspire people is always a goal of ours. This is especially important around the holiday season, at a time of giving to the people you care about most. People are constantly searching for interesting gifts to give to family and friends, which homemade crafts provide the perfect fix for!  We hope that this unique melt and pour soap can be the inspiration you have been looking for. It is super fun to make and will provide you with 32 soap ribbons! Let’s go ahead and get started with this project.

Ingredients Found at Natures Garden

Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap Base
Mango Butter Melt and Pour Soap Base
FUN Soap Colorant Tomato Red
FUN Soap Colorant Neon Green
Holiday Pomegranate Fragrance Oil
FUN Soap Colorant Kelly Green
FUN Soap Colorant Black Oxide
8 ounce Clear PET Bullet Bottle
White 24/410 Fine Mist Sprayer

Other Ingredients & Equipment You Will Need:

Cutting Board
Scale
Microwave safe containers
Large Knife
Microwave
13 x 9″ Pan
Rubbing alcohol (in the bullet bottle)

Diamond Clear Melt and Pour SoapDiamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap

The first step in this recipe is to prepare the red soap portion. We will need to weigh out the 456 grams of the Natures Garden Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap. This soap base of ours is made up of 99.5% glycerin and pure deodorized, double distilled, coconut oil. These ingredients give excellent qualities to this soap. Glycerin helps the skin to retain moisture that is naturally made, soap that contains glycerin in it is gentler on the skin than other types of soap are, and it is great for more dry and sensitive skin.

Coconut oil contains many healthy saturated fats, it is a natural anti-fungal product, and it is also naturally anti-bacterial. Another great property of coconut oil is that it is highly moisturizing, which makes it a popular ingredient in soap and lip balm. Natures Garden also sells Coconut Oil 76 along with Fractionated Coconut Oil, both of which are used in several of our other homemade recipes. Also, if you really enjoy the scent of coconut, you might want to check out the coconut-related fragrance oils that we carry. Some of these are Coconut Cream Pie, Creamy Coconut, and Natures Garden Coconut Vanilla Type

Melting the Soap Base and Adding the Fragrance OIlMelting the Soap Base and Adding the Fragrance Oil

Now that we have discussed some of the properties of this soap base, we can begin melting it to make our soap. Melt the 456 grams that we measured out. You can melt the soap in either a microwave or using a double boiler. After the soap has completely melted, the next ingredient we are going to be using is the Holiday Pomegranate Fragrance Oil. Weigh out 23 grams of it and add that to the melted Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap. 

holiday pomegrante fragrance oilThis Holiday Pomegranate Fragrance Oil has definitely been a popular scent in the products and crafts that we have been creating for this holiday season. The other recipes that we have used it in so far are the Holiday Pomegranate Candle, Holiday Air Freshener, and the Holiday Pomegranate Cold Process Soap. As with many others, this fragrance oil is versatile to use in many types of products. We have been using it so much because it smells so delicious! It contains an arrangement of pomegranate, dewberries, blackberries, sparkling citrus, sheer musk, iris, jasmine, red cassis, and finally, sandalwood. It brings together all of these elements in a way that makes it a great ingredient to add to Christmas products!

Making the Red Portion of the SoapMaking the Red Portion of the Soap

Stir the melted soap and Holiday Pomegranate fragrance oil mixture together to incorporate them before moving on. Next, add 35 drops of the tomato red FUN soap colorant. Additionally, use a toothpick to add just a tiny amount of the black oxide FUN soap colorant. Fully stir it together until it is completely red, without any streaks of white.

Allowing the Soap to Set UpAllowing the Soap to Set Up

Next, we are going to pour the red soap onto one of the two pans. In order to release any air bubbles, spray the red soap with rubbing alcohol. When it has had approximately twenty minutes to set up, you can then remove it from the pan. However, the time that it takes for the soap to set up may vary, depending on different conditions. If the temperature of the room that you are working in is too hot or too cold, set up time could be affected. Another factor that may affect set up time is the temperature at which you poured it. When you are removing it from the pan, it should still be warm to the touch at that point.

Creating the Red Strips For Your SoapCreating the Red Strips For Your Soap

For the next step, we are going to place the red soap onto a cutting board. Place it in front of you horizontally. Then, using a knife that you have, begin slicing the soap into vertical strips. Cut them so that they are all about ¼ inch wide. Use and cut the entire portion of the red that you have made, since we are going to have some of them left over. Set them to the side for now and we will come back to them in a later step. 

Preparing the Green Portion of the SoapPreparing the Green Portion of the Soap

Grab your second pan for this next step. It is time for us to prepare the green portion of this holiday ribbon melt and pour soap! Once again, you will need to weigh out 456 grams of the Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap. Then, in exactly the same way as before, melt it down. Once the soap has completely melted, we are going to repeat another step from earlier. Measure out and add 23 grams of the Holiday Pomegranate Fragrance Oil. You can stir it together to incorporate it before adding the colorants. Then, add 20 drops of the neon green FUN soap color along with 3 drops of the Kelly Green FUN soap colorant. Once again, we used a toothpick to add just a small amount of the black oxide FUN soap colorant to the bowl. Stir all of the ingredients together so that they are fully combined. 

Setting Up the Green SoapSetting Up the Green Soap

Next, pour the green soap onto one of your pans. Spray with rubbing alcohol to release air bubbles. You will want to remove the soap from the pan when it has setup but is still warm to the touch. Once again, this will take approximately 20 minutes. However, setup time can vary depending on the temperature that you poured as well as the temperature of the room you are working in.

Slicing the Green Soap into StripsSlicing the Green Soap into Strips

Once again, after you have removed the soap from your pan, place the soap on a cutting board. Have it facing horizontally in front of you. Then, just as before, we are going to slice it into vertical strips that are about ¼ inch wide. They should look exactly the same as the red strips we cut previously.

Making the White Portion of the SoapMaking the White Portion of the Soap

Now, we can prepare the last portion of our holiday ribbon melt and pour soap project. This will be the white portion of the soap, which will follow very similar steps as the red and green soap portions did. However, instead of using the Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap, we are going to be using the Mango Butter Melt and Pour Soap. Start by weighing out 655 grams. Once it has melted, add 32 grams of the Holiday Pomegranate Fragrance Oil. Incorporate everything together by stirring. 

This base is unscented with no Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLS), or any other added detergents. The ingredients in this base are glycerin, sodium stearate, sodium cocoate, and sodium myristate,. It also contains coconut oil (cocoa nucifera), palm oil (elaeis guineensis), sunflower oil (helianthus annus), purified water, mango butter (mangifera indica), and titanium dioxide. Mango butter has several beneficial properties to it such as soothing and softening the skin. Eczema and dryness of the skin can be helped by mango butter. Additionally, it cleanses the surface of the skin from blemishes or impurities, and helps to unclog pores. 

Spraying the Strips of SoapSpraying the Strips of Soap

At this time, you will need one of your empty pans and the red and green strips that we previously created. Place the strips in the pan, leaving about ¼ inch gaps in between each. The soap is going to be white in color where the ¼ inch gaps are when we are finished pouring. Due to this, it does not matter how you choose to lay down your strips. You can lay them in whatever order you would like. We created variations when making this recipe. Some of our ribbon soap simply had green and white lines, while others had only red and white lines. We also created some with both green and red strips, as you can see in the picture. How you choose to do it is completely up to you! Once you have your strips laid out on the pan how you would like them to be, spray the soap strips in the pan with rubbing alcohol. This will help to ensure that they will adhere to the white soap we are about to pour on top of them. 

Incorporating the White SoapIncorporating the White Soap

Then, we are going to finish off our strips by adding the white portion. Pour the melted soap into the pan where you have left the gaps in between the green and red. These gaps will be filled by the white soap and will eventually harden. Once you have done this, spray the soap with rubbing alcohol to remove any air bubbles again. Just as you have before, remove the soap from the pan while it is still warm to the touch. Make sure that it has had enough time to set up. When it is at this stage, the strip will still be flexible, which makes it much easier to work with. This flexibility is essential for the final step, so the timing is very important.

Slicing and Bending the Finished ProductSlicing the Finished Product

For this next step, quickly and carefully slice the soap the way that we did for the green and red strips. However, this time we want to have eight strips. Once you have cut them, trim around the edges to remove any excess or jagged pieces. 

 

 

Shaping the Ribbon Soap

For the final step in creating this holiday ribbon candy project, we are going to bend the strips of soap. We created a zig zag texture to resemble ribbon candy. The shape of this soap makes it that much cuter! Allow enough time for it to finish cooling down before use.

As we mentioned earlier, you are going to notice that you still have left over green and red strips of soap. All you have to do is simply repeat the steps, beginning when you make the portion for the white soap. This way, you can find a way to utilize the remaining strips and avoid any waste. It is also a great idea to use all of the extra pieces that you can make as a gift for someone this holiday season! We ended up having enough strips to create a total of four pans of striped soap! This will obviously vary depending on how thick you decided to cut your strips of green and red soap. 

After you have made as much soap as you would like to, your Holiday Ribbon Melt and Pour Soap Project is now ready to be used! We hope that you enjoyed making this new and fun holiday themed product! If this soap making recipe has you hungry for the real thing, you can find it at the Vermont Country Store!