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Nov
16

9 Soy Candle Recipes


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9 Soy Candle Recipes 9 Soy Candle Recipes

If you are interested in candle making and are new to the craft, creating a candle may seem like an easy process. Well, it is easy, once you have done some research and Nature’s Garden can help you out. We have 9 soy candle recipes that use the three types of soy wax that we carry. These recipes are fun and creative and are easy to follow. Not only will you see that making your own candle can be easy, but making the world smell good is a very important job!

There are many factors that go into making a candle that will not only burn properly but will have a good hot and cold throw. Once you start doing research on candle making, then it can seem a bit overwhelming. What type of wick do you use? Which one burns the best? What type of wax do I want to use? I know I want soy wax, but what kind of soy wax? What does it mean melt point? When do I add the fragrance? How much color do I add? Not to worry, folks! Nature’s Garden is here for you and can answer all those questions for you.

9 Soy Candle Recipes: The Soy Waxes9 Soy Candle Recipes: The Soy Waxes

Not all soy wax is created equal. There are differences in the melt temperatures, hot and cold throws, and in appearances. Before we get started on our soy candle recipes, let me familiarize you with the different soy waxes we have. We have three types that we will discuss: NG 100% Soy Wax, Golden Foods Soy Wax 444 and Golden Foods Soy Wax 464.

As we all know, Soy Wax is produced from soybeans. It is a pure and natural vegetable wax that is considered kosher. Not only is this wax non-toxic, but it is also biodegradable. In fact, soy wax is very environmentally friendly and is made from a renewable resource. Candles made from soy wax are very clean burning. Something that is of importance in this day and age.  There is a reduction in soot, and due to the makeup of soy itself, the burn time of a soy wax increases. Soy Wax candles will burn slower and cooler compared to a straight paraffin wax candle.

All of Nature’s Garden soy waxes are sold in flake style. Most people find this type easier to work with. Granulated waxes have a tendency to be messier. They are all-natural so you can rest assured that you are going to have a clean burning candle in your home and for your customers. You will also note, that your finished candles may have a rough exterior. They may not look smooth and creamy. Well, it is a natural wax, therefore you will have a more natural finish. If this is not the look you would like it can be easily solved with a few tricks to help give your candles a more professional look!

9 Soy Candle Recipes:  NG 100% Soy Wax (GF 415)9 Soy Candle Recipes:  NG 100% Soy Wax 415

NG 100% Soy Wax 415 is straight soy. There are no additives to enhance the hot or cold throw. Therefore, soy wax is perfect in massage candles or any other type of recipe that is applied to the body. The melt point for 415 Soy is 120-125 degrees Fahrenheit. This higher melt point allows this wax to carry a higher fragrance load. You can also blend this soy wax with other waxes such as beeswax, paraffin or microcrystalline waxes.

9 Soy Candle Recipes: Golden Foods Soy Wax 444 9 Soy Candle Recipes: Golden Foods Soy Wax 444 

Our next wax is our Golden Foods Soy Wax 444. This is a popular seller here at Nature’s Garden. So what makes this wax different? Well, there are soy based additives added to this wax. That still makes it a natural wax, however, these additives help increase pour temperature, helps reduce frosting issues and give a smoother finish to your candle’s appearance. The scent throw, both hot and cold, are improved also. You may also blend this wax with other waxes such as paraffin or microcrystalline waxes. The 444 Soy Wax also has a higher melt point and can hold up to 12% scent per pound, making a stronger scented candle.  However, you should always test as not all fragrance oils can be used at this percentage and may seep.  

9 Soy Candle Recipes: Golden Foods Soy Wax 4649 Soy Candle Recipes: Golden Foods Soy Wax 464

Lastly, we have our Golden Foods Soy Wax 464. This is a very popular candle wax. While this wax is similar to our Golden Foods Soy Wax 444, the main difference will be the melt point. The 464 Soy wax has a lower melt point and this allows for better glass adhesion in the finished candle. Another difference would be the maximum scent load for this wax which is 10-12% of scent per pound of wax. We do suggest keeping the fragrance percent at 10 to reduce the possibility of fragrance oil seepage.

Before you get started on creating any of our recipes, follow this link to How to Make Soy Candles. This is a free candle class that can be downloaded or printed. In this class, you can learn about wicks, pour lines, scenting the wax, pour temps and more. And now that we are familiar with the different types of soy waxes, let’s move on to our soy candle recipes and get you inspired to start candle creating!

9 Soy Candle Recipes: Citronella Candle Recipe9 Soy Candle Recipes: Citronella Candle Recipe

Up first, is our Citronella Candle Recipe. This is an easy recipe and will come in handy during those summer nights that you spend outdoors! Our Citronella Candle Recipe is made with our NG 100% Soy Wax 415. It is perfect for your outdoor activities to help keep the bugs at bay. Of course, we used our Citronella fragrance oil, which smells exactly like the essential oil. Strong notes of chamomile, citronella, jasmine, pine, and lily will help you and your loved ones enjoy some warm summer nights by the campfire!

9 Soy Candle Recipes: Leopard Candle Recipe9 Soy Candle Recipes: Leopard Candle Recipe

This Leopard Candle Recipe is perfect for any wild one in your life! Artfully decorated in bright purple leopard spots that you will create out of beeswax then place around the inside wall of the jar. Next a pale lavender layer of 100% soy wax will be poured in. The whole thing is scented in our wild Aphrodisiac Fragrance Oil. This scent is a lovely unisex fragrance smelling of citrus fruit, green floral with undertones of Eucalyptus. A nice complex blend of fragrances for this candle!

9 Soy Candle Recipes: Massage Candle Recipe9 Soy Candle Recipes: Massage Candle Recipe

Massage candles are incredibly popular these days. Sometimes they are called lotion candles and can have any type of addition made to them. Of course, your main component will be the 100% Soy Wax, but our Massage Candle recipe also incorporates cocoa, shea and mango butter along with some coconut oil. Rub the warmed wax into your skin and feel the difference between regular lotion and warmed lotion! Your skin will feel luxuriously soft and moisture will be locked in! We scented our candle in relaxing NG Cashmere & Silk Type fragrance oil. This fragrance is a blend of French vanilla with sandalwood, patchouli, and musk accented by rose, violet, apricot, and creamy coconut milk. This is a very sensual fragrance for a sensual candle!

9 soy Candle Recipes: Green Beer Candle Recipe

What a fun candle to make for St. Patrick’s Day! This mug of green “beer” was made using Gel Wax for the “beer” and the froth was made with our 100% Soy Wax! You can most certainly whip this wax into a frothy mass! We chose our Green Irish fragrance oil for this tall, frothy Green Beer Candle! I love this fragrance! Bright, crisp, green and fresh is what comes to mind when I smell this oil!

9 Soy Candle Recipes: Football Field Candle9 Soy Candle Recipes: Football Field Candle

Our Football Field candle is perfect to make for the football lovers in your family! Or, this would be a cool centerpiece to have for a table full of snacks for game day! This is truly a unique work of candle art that was made entirely of our 100% Soy Wax. The “dirt” bottom was created by using a square loaf mold while the grass was once created by whipping the soy wax. Sweet little football embeds, made from Pillar of Bliss, decorate the top and can be placed against the candle base. We scented this candle in our Leather Jacket and Fresh Cut Grass. These two scents blend together to smell like the outdoors on a warm, fall day!

9 Soy Candle Recipes: Zebra Candle Recipe9 Soy Candle Recipes: Zebra Candle Recipe

If you know anybody that loves Zebras or the zebra pattern itself, then this is the perfect opportunity to make them something they will love! Our Zebra Candle is made in the same technique that was used for the Leopard Candle we talked about earlier. Using beeswax, you will create pink zebra stripes and stick them to the inner wall of the candle container. Next, you will pour in a creamy white layer of our Golden Foods Soy Wax 444. We chose our feisty Hot Pink Pomegranate fragrance oil for this. It’s a bright blend of ginger, pomegranate, citrus and jasmine!

9 Soy Candle Recipes: Mardi Gras Candle Recipe9 Soy Candle Recipes: Mardi Gras Candle Recipe

Get your glue gun ready, because you’re going to be getting crafty with this candle! This Mardi Gras Candle is a fun themed candle that is perfect for your next Mardi Gras party! To make this candle more than just a plain candle, we created a fun, sparkly Mardi Gras mask to decorate the outside! That’s what Mardi Gras is all about after all! Bright, sparkly and everybody dressed up in costumes and masks! For our wax, we used the Golden Foods Soy Wax 464 and of course, the inspiration behind this candle was our Mardi Gras fragrance oil. A truly unique fragrance blend of citrus, strawberries, rose, ylang-ylang and vetiver.

9 Soy Candle Recipes: St. Patrick’s Day Candle

No matter the holiday, you need a candle to celebrate! At Nature’s Garden we have you covered for any and all holidays! Even ordinary days deserve a candle! St. Patrick’s Day is a perfect time to celebrate your Irish roots and we have a candle to help you out! Our St. Patrick’s Day candle has a cute Shamrock made from beeswax displayed on the side. The rest of the candle uses our Golden Foods Soy Wax 464. We scented this candle in our NG Aloe & White Lilac fragrance oil. This scent is fresh and floral. A definite clean scent for spring time!

9 Soy Candle Recipes: Shimmer Gel Potpourri Recipe9 Soy Candle Recipes: Shimmer Gel Potpourri Recipe

Wait! What? Candle Wax turned gel? Yes, this isn’t your ordinary candle recipe. This is a different take on your normal everyday wax melt! We took our Soy Wax 464, mixed in some Rice Bran Oil, a little color, a little bit of 24K Gold Mica and you have yourself some Shimmer Gel Potpourri for your oil burner to scent your home! We used our Glitter fragrance oil for this recipe. This is a lovely feminine fragrance of floral notes of lily and jasmine and undertones of sandalwood and musk. Glitter is a very alluring fragrance and is a Nature’s Garden original!

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We hope you enjoyed our 9 soy candle recipes. As you can see, once you do a little research and have a little guidance, making candles is a very easy and fun project to do! Using soy wax will always be a personal choice for candle makers.  People will always love candles! They lend a warm and inviting atmosphere to your home. Using different fragrances can either relax you or energize you! Plus, using soy in your candle recipes is a very environmentally conscious choice and many people like to do what they can do to keep the air in their home safe and natural!

If you would like to show us what you have been creating, whether its candles, soap, bath bombs or lip balms, come find us! We are on Facebook, Twitter (@ngscents) and Instagram (@ngscents) We love seeing what our customers have been up too! Plus, you get to show off what you created! It’s always good to toot your own horn once in a while!

 

Nov
15

Handmade Lotion Recipes


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Handmade Lotion RecipesHandmade Lotion Recipes

In today’s world, most people like to make their own soaps, bath and body products and even cosmetics. Generally, creating those things are not hard at all. Not only do you know the ingredients that will go in your product, but you can make the product to fit your needs or the needs of your customers or loved ones. Many people nowadays have skin issues that require skin-sensitive ingredients. That is another reason why many people turn to handmade goods. And like we stated before, it isn’t hard to do. Take a look through some of Nature’s Garden handmade lotion recipes. You will see how really simply and easy it is to make lotion. Also, with only a few ingredients, you can make a perfectly beautiful lotion that could rival the most expensive store brands out there in the market!

 

Handmade Lotion Recipes: Some Key Ingredients

Before we get started on our recipes, let’s familiarize ourselves with some of the key ingredients that you need to make lotion with. Really you can make a lotion with just shea butter and coconut oil whipped together. However, while those things will soften and hydrate your skin, they can separate while sitting when water is added. Another thing, they may not absorb into your skin very well, leaving you feeling greasy and sticky. The following components that we will discuss are key to getting a beautiful emulsified lotion that will not leave your skin feeling tacky and absorb beautifully.

Handmade Lotion Recipes: BTMS 25 EmulsifierHandmade Lotion Recipes: BTMS 25 Emulsifier

Our first ingredient is Behentrimonium Methosulfate (and) Cetearyl Alcohol, or BTMS 25 Emulsifier is a natural, conditioning emulsifier that can be used in hair and skin care. BTMS is naturally derived from Colza oil. Colza oil is a non-drying oil that is obtained from seeds of the rapeseed plant. It isn’t truly rapeseed oil, but a derivative of it. BTMS can be used in creams and lotions to provide a soft, powdery feel to the skin and is very gentle on the skin and hair.

Handmade Lotion Recipes:  Emulsifying Wax, Traditional and SilkyHandmade Lotion Recipes:  Emulsifying Wax, Traditional and Silky

Next ingredient is our two other emulsifying waxes. We have Emulsifying Wax- Traditional and Silky Emulsifying Wax. While these waxes are not 100 percent natural, they are partial plant based and give wonderful structure to any type of lotion, cream, shampoo or conditioner. Both traditional and silky are self-emulsifying, low odor, highly stable, and highly compatible. Low concentrations of these waxes will improve the consistency and stability of emulsions. Which one do you choose for your product? Which ever you want! So, what exactly is the difference? The only difference is silky will give your lotion a lovely, silky-soft feel to you skin long after the lotion or cream has absorbed.  They can be used interchangeably.

Handmade Lotion Recipes: Optiphen PreservativeHandmade Lotion Recipes: Optiphen Preservative

Preservatives are essential to cosmetic formulations because they kill germs that can make you and your customers very sick. Optiphen is a liquid, paraben-free and formaldehyde-free preservative that provides broad spectrum preservation against bacteria, yeast and mold, the presence of caprylyl glycol. It also imparts an exceptional feel to the finished formulation which makes it useful in creams, sunscreens, lotions, cosmetics, body washes and shampoo recipes. This is a definite must have in any of your water based bath and body products that are created from scratch.

Handmade Lotion Recipe: Stearic Acid and Sodium Lactate

Stearic Acid is a plant based ingredient that is widely used in bath and body products, soaps and even in candles. For bath and body products, it is a wonderful addition to thicken up your product. In soaps, it is used to harden your bars of soap and to make them last longer. When used in candles, it also helps harden the wax and is perfect for making pillar candles or any type of mold candle. Another option is sodium lactate. Sodium lactate is a natural moisturizer, humectant, and pH regulator. It is used in handmade soaps, lotions, shampoo, and other bath and body products.

Handmade Lotion Recipe: Distilled Water

Yes, distilled water is an important ingredient to any of your lotions. You will see in any of our lotion recipes, that we ask you to heat your distilled water up to a specific ingredient and hold it there for 20 minutes. This is to ensure that you have destroyed any bacteria that may have been lingering around in the water.

Handmade Lotion Recipe: The Phases

Also you will notice that each recipe is done in phases. You have your Water Phase, which is where you are heating your water up. The Oil Phase. This is where you will heat and melt any of your butters and oils and waxes to a specific temperature. Next will be the Mixing Phase. Your will then mix together your water and butter and oils with a stick blender to emulsify. Lastly, you have your Cool Down Phase where you allow the lotion mixture to cool to a specific temperature before adding your fragrance oil and Optiphen. Then, you will package up your lotion and label if desired and you are ready to gift everybody you love with some handmade love! Now, let’s talk about our recipes!

Handmade Lotion Recipes: Cocoa Dream Cream RecipeHandmade Lotion Recipes: Cocoa Dream Cream Recipe

Our first lotion is our Cocoa Dream Cream!   This is a thick, luscious cream that smells heavenly with our Butter Brickle fragrance oil. A soft, buttery vanilla fragrance that leave you smelling sweet! Sweet almond oil, and cocoa butter will give your skin a reason to be happy! It absorbs beautifully and leaves you feeling soft! This cream is also sold as a kit. It would be a perfect way to start learning how to make lotion since you don’t have to commit to large quantities of ingredients. The Cocoa Dream Cream kit is also perfect as gift for somebody who loves to make their own bath and body products!

Handmade Lotion Recipes: Cucumber Cream RecipeHandmade Lotion Recipes: Cucumber Cream Recipe

Our Cucumber Cream recipe is perfect to quench that dry wintery skin! The ingredients we chose give your lotion a thick, luxurious texture that will absorb beautifully into your skin. Plus, we chose our bright, fresh Cucumber Splash fragrance oil. This is a perfect fragrance for lotion or even soap! It smells like spring!

Handmade Lotion Recipes: Tropical Lotion RecipeHandmade Lotion Recipes: Tropical Lotion Recipe

If you are looking for something more lighter to apply to your skin, try our Tropical Lotion Recipe. This is also our CEO, Deborah’s,  favorite lotion recipe since it has her favorite fragrance oil in it. This lotion was made with mango butter, fractionated coconut oil and rice bran oil, this lotion is light yet creamy, and leaves your skin feeling silky and hydrated. Tropical lotion is definitely a perfect summer-time getaway for you nose! We used our yummy Papaya Dragon Fruit fragrance oil and it smells of a tropical fruit salad made with peaches, pineapple, papaya and of course, Dragon Fruit! You will smell good enough to eat!

Handmade Lotion Recipes: Shea Lotion with Herbal Infusion RecipeHandmade Lotion Recipes: Shea Lotion with Herbal Infusion Recipe

Our Shea Lotion with Herbal Infusion is a beautiful lotion for any skin! Created with infused waters made from hibiscus flower powder and rosehips flower powder, your skin will thank you for the extra attention. Hibiscus is an herb know for being high in antioxidants and amino acids, and also contain oligopeptides that have been shown to have wrinkle-smoothing properties. Rosehips contain high levels of vitamin C, in addition to vitamins E, A, and D. Rosehips are used in skincare for its high level of antioxidants and anti-aging properties. The hibiscus/rosehip infusion will add a lovely natural pink color to your lotion. For the fragrance we chose our Peach Magnolia Raspberry fragrance oil. This scent smells of juicy raspberries and peaches with a light floral background.

Handmade Lotion Recipes: Frappe Mocha Body Cream RecipeHandmade Lotion Recipes: Frappe Mocha Body Cream Recipe

Our Frappe Mocha Body Cream is perfect for those with a coffee addiction! This cream is made with cocoa butter and sweet almond Oil. Both are perfect for making your skin feel soft and silky. As for the water part, however, we created it using a distilled coffee brew. This lotion is not only made with coffee, but the steeped coffee water truly helps punch up the coffee fragrance. For the fragrances, we chose both Fresh Brewed Coffee- World’s Best and our Chocolate Fudge Fragrance oil. If you didn’t want a Frappe Mocha before, you will after you smell this body cream! This body cream also comes in a kit size if you are looking for a Christmas gift to give to somebody special!

Handmade Lotion Recipes: Natural Face Cream RecipeHandmade Lotion Recipes: Natural Face Cream Recipe

This cream recipe is a favorite of mine. Natural Face Cream is made with an infusion of calendula flowers.  Calendula is believed to reduce inflammation, reduce acne, and promote healthy skin, which makes this a perfect addition to a night cream. Also, we have included Avocado Oil and Grapeseed Oil. Grapeseed oil does not clog pores, absorbs easily into the skin, does not leave a greasy feel to the skin, and provides the skin with anti inflammatory properties.  It is high in linoleic acid; providing mosturizing effects to the skin. Avocado Oil is a rich, moisturizing oil that is perfect for those with sensitive skin. This lotion is also available in a kit.

Handmade Lotion Recipes: Rose Lotion RecipeHandmade Lotion Recipes: Rose Lotion Recipe

Back in the 1970s there was a lotion my grandmother used a lot. It was called Rose Milk lotion and our Rose Lotion recipe truly reminds me of her when I use it. We infused our distilled water with our red Rose Buds & Petals. Rose water is the perfect addition to any skin-care regime. Its use dates back to days of Cleopatra and has many incredible benefits to its use. Rose water is perfect for any type of skin. It has antibacterial properties, anti-inflammatory and has a load of antioxidants in it. We also used cocoa butter, fractionated coconut oil and meadowfoam seed oil. Meadowfoam seed oil is a wonderful, light oil that absorbs easily into the skin, leaving you feeling soft and not greasy! We chose our Fresh Cut Roses fragrance oil to scent this beautiful lotion.

Handmade Lotion Recipes: Solid Lotion Bar RecipeHandmade Lotion Recipes: Solid Lotion Bar Recipe

Solid Lotion Bar is a quick and simple lotion that is perfect for those who like to hydrate their skin on the go! Made with shea butter, beeswax and jojoba oil, you have a lotion that absorbs quickly, seals in the moisture and keeps the winter dry skin at bay! This lotion is perfect for gym bags, purses, backpacks. No need to worry about loose caps and possible leakage with this lotion! We scented this lotion bar with our Beautiful Babe fragrance oil. If you are familiar with Estee Lauder’s Beautiful perfume, then you know how good this lotion will smell!  This fragrance is a delicate rose, jasmine and carnations with undertones of sweet melon and plum!

Handmade Lotion Recipes: Wine Lotion RecipeHandmade Lotion Recipes: Wine Lotion Recipe

Even though it says Wine Lotion, we did not use actual wine in the recipe. However, we did use our Resveratrol Extract Powder. Resveratrol is a natural polyphenol found in in the skin of red grapes. This powder is similar in the same properties of red wine, meaning it has anti-bacterial, anti-fungal properties, and is used in products that fight acne. Also, Resveratrol is used in anti-aging, anti-wrinkle cosmetic products. It will provide anti-inflammatory properties that reduce swelling.

We also included cocoa butter, grapeseed oil and Jojoba Oil. Both of these oils are wonderful for the skin! Grapeseed oil is light and non-greasy feeling on the skin.  Jojoba oil is considered a “liquid wax” and it will lock in the moisture and keeps your skin hydrated. We chose our Shiraz fragrance oil to help round out our “wine theme”. This is a beautiful, light fruity but robust red wine scent! A must try for wine lovers! 

Handmade Lotion Recipes: Chamomile Lotion Recipe

Our last recipe for today is our Chamomile Lotion Recipe. This is an easy, basic recipe that is perfect for beginners. We used apricot kernel oil and grapeseed oil. Both are light, absorb-able and non-greasy oils and are perfect when you want a light lotion. This would be a perfect summer-time lotion with no heavy oils or butters. The fragrance oil we chose is the delicate Chamomile fragrance oil. Chamomile fragrance oil smells of freshly picked chamomile flowers with hints of fresh green herbs.

Handmade Lotion Recipes: Find Us On Social Media

We hope you enjoyed learning about our handmade lotion recipes! See? Making your own lotion is truly an easy process! The ingredients are simple, nothing harsh goes into your creation and you can feel good about making something amazing for your skin! Next time your create an awesome product using any of Nature’s Garden products, show us! Snap a picture, describe what you made and what you used for your creation.Then come find us on Facebook, Instagram (@ngscents) or Twitter (@ngscents) and post your stuff! We love hearing from our customers and seeing all the fun things they have been up too!

Nov
09

Creative diy Christmas Gifts


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Creative diy Christmas GiftsCreative diy Christmas Gifts

Everyone wants to be able to give a gift that is unique and is something the receive will enjoy using. One great way to accomplish this gift giving goal is to create a lovely bath and body recipe or a homemade scented candle recipe. If you are looking for something unique that you can make for your friends and family this year, then you absolutely have to try out our creative diy Christmas gifts! So, you can use some of the wholesale cosmetic supplies from Natures Garden.

Creative diy Christmas Gifts: Candy Cane Facial Mask RecipeCreative diy Christmas Gifts: Candy Cane Facial Mask Recipe

First of all, you can use our wholesale cosmetic supplies to create the Candy Cane Facial Mask Recipe. Of course, this gentle facial recipe is naturally scented. This cosmetic recipe uses peppermint essential oil and vanilla powder herb. These will provide you with a refreshingly cool aroma with a sweet vanilla twist. Plus, this cosmetic facial is colored naturally, too! Further, this cosmetic recipe includes the lovely wholesale hibiscus flower herb. This cosmetic herb is perfect for nourishing, softening, and cleansing the skin. Also, this wholesale facial recipe is thought to smooth wrinkles and reduce other signs of aging. So, this bath and body recipe is another idea for creative homemade gifts.

Creative diy Christmas Gifts: Eggnog Candle RecipeCreative diy Christmas Gifts: Eggnog Candle Recipe

Also, you can create the cute Eggnog Candle Recipe for the perfect Christmas gift this year! First of all, this adorable scented candle was made to look just like a big glass of eggnog. Further, this candle recipe has a creamy foam top, sprinkling of spice and a fresh cinnamon stick. Not only does this cure candle look like eggnog, but it is scented with our creamy Eggnog Fragrance Oil as well. So, this homemade candle has strong notes of buttercream vanilla, with hints of cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove.  So, this sweet and scrumptious candle is sure to be a hit this Christmas!

Creative diy Christmas Gifts: Bling Lip Gloss RecipeCreative diy Christmas Gifts: Bling Lip Gloss Recipe

Plus, you can try out our lovely Bling Lip Gloss Recipe for the holidays. This sparkly lip balm recipe is the perfect lip gloss recipe to help you fill up the beautiful Christmas stockings. Firstly, this lovely cosmetic recipe uses our lip balm base and nourishing cosmetic oil. So, this moisturizing lip balm recipe is simple to create. Not only is this recipe nourishing, but it’s pretty and has a wonderful flavor. Also, this beautiful cosmetic recipe uses mica dust powder to provide a gorgeous shimmer to your recipe. Further, this lovely lip balm recipe is flavored with the deliciously sweet Strawberry Sorbet Flavoring Oil. So, everything about this lip balm will pamper your lips!

Creative diy Christmas Gifts: Lumps of Coal Bath Bomb RecipeCreative diy Christmas Gifts: Lumps of Coal Bath Bomb Recipe

Another fun cosmetic recipe that you can create is the Lumps of Coal Bath Bomb Recipe. This cute bath bomb recipe uses activated charcoal powder to color this bath and body recipe as well as cleanse your skin. Further, this recipe uses cosmetic salt that is useful for soaking in the top. Plus, this recipe includes the scent of our Elf Sweat Fragrance Oil with a scent that has a bubbly, magical blend of candy, candy canes, candy corn, and syrup, with effervescent spicy soda pop bubbles to provide a unique, magical top note. Together, the cosmetic benefits and the lovely scent create a perfect bath and body recipe.

 

Creative diy Christmas Gifts: Christmas Bath Cookies RecipeCreative diy Christmas Gifts: Christmas Bath Cookies Recipe

Another fantastic idea for creating a sweet homemade Christmas gifts is our scrumptious Christmas Bath Cookies Recipe. This wholesale cosmetic recipe uses fantastic wholesale cosmetic ingredients that will nourish your entire body. These lovely ingredients are perfect for nourishing your skin and providing a fantastic bath soak. Further, this cosmetic recipe uses the sweet aroma of our Christmas Cookies Fragrance Oil. So, your bath will nourish your skin as well as provide your with the lovely aroma of freshly-baked, buttery Christmas cookies with sweet buttercream frosting. Of course, this wonderful bath and body recipe is perfect for providing you with fantastic Christmas gifts for the holidays!

Creative diy Christmas Gifts: Snowball Soap RecipeCreative diy Christmas Gifts: Snowball Soap Recipe

Our beautiful Snowball Soap Recipe is another good idea to create for Christmas. Most importantly, this beautiful soap is perfect for the holidays. This mp soap recipe is a fun and easy way to create a gorgeous bath and body recipe that cares for the skin. This scented soap recipe uses pretty a snowflake soap mold and fluffy whipped topping to create a fun, snow appearance on top of these soap bars. Furthermore, this lovely soap recipe is naturally scented, as this recipe uses essential oils to provide a natural aroma of the lavender essential oil and the peppermint essential oil. This lovely soap recipe is a winter wonderland that cares for your skin. So, this soap making recipe is a fantastic way to create homemade gifts that everyone will love.

Creative diy Christmas Gifts: Christmas Coffee Wax Tarts RecipeCreative diy Christmas Gifts: Christmas Coffee Wax Tarts Recipe

If you know of anyone that is a fan of wax melts, then the Christmas Coffee Wax Tarts Recipe may be a great idea for you to try out! Plus, this is a fantastic recipe for coffee lovers as well. This scrumptious room scent recipe uses a blend of two fantastic fragrances. So, your scented wax melts will have the aroma of Snickerdoodle Cookies Fragrance Oil and French Vanilla Coffee Fragrance Oil. This means that this candle recipes will fill your home with the aroma of fresh baked French vanilla with a touch of cinnamon sticks, gingerbread, and maple syrup dipped in freshly brewed coffee with notes of sweet sugar and vanilla. Further, the aroma of this fantastic scented recipe is enhanced by fresh, whole coffee beans. So, this is a scrumptious scented wax recipe for you to share this Christmas.

Creative diy Christmas Gifts: Christmas Tree Bath Bomb RecipeCreative diy Christmas Gifts: Christmas Tree Bath Bomb Recipe

The Christmas Tree Bath Bomb Recipe is a fun and cute Christmas tree shaped bath fizzy recipe. Not only is this bath bomb a fantastic holiday recipe, but it is perfect for making a relaxing soak in the tub. Further, this bath and body recipe is scented with the KringleBerry Fragrance Oil. So, this fresh cut evergreens, and juicy apples, delicate white winter floral scents, sprigs of bright and cheery hollyberry, and fruity cranberries and red currants. So, this is another fun cosmetic recipe that you can use to pamper your loved ones this Christmas.

Creative diy Christmas Gifts: Sugar Plum Bath Bomb RecipeCreative diy Christmas Gifts: Sugar Plum Bath Bomb Recipe

Our Sugar Plum Bath Bomb Recipe is another fun possibility for you to create some lovely bath and body recipes. This fun, fizzy bath bomb is beautiful and perfect for skin care. Not only does this bath bomb use macadamia nut oil, but this bath recipe is scented with our Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy Fragrance Oil. Further, this scented oil has notes of  plums, dark cherries and sweet oranges enhanced with peppery woody undertones. So, you will love this scrumptious bath and body recipe.

Creative diy Christmas Gifts: Winter Wonderland Lip Balm RecipeCreative diy Christmas Gifts: Winter Wonderland Lip Balm Recipe

This lovely Winter Wonderland Lip Balm Recipe is a fantastic idea for creating a Christmas gift recipe. First of all, this lip balm recipe uses the all natural lip balm base. This wholesale cosmetic ingredient nourishes the lips and makes it easy to create effective lip care products. Also, this cosmetic recipe uses shimmering mica dust powder to create a pretty lip balm recipe. Further, this fantastic lip balm recipe uses the peppermint essential oil as a way to naturally flavor this recipe. So, you can use this lip balm recipe to create a fantastic homemade lip balm recipe.

Creative diy Christmas Gifts: Santa Hat Candle RecipeCreative diy Christmas Gifts: Santa Hat Candle Recipe

Another fun cosmetic recipe you can create is the lovely Santa Hat Candle Recipe. First of all, this lovely holiday candle uses a fun cupcake mold for the base of the candle. Then, the top of this candle cupcake is shaped to look just like a cute Santa hat! Plus, this fun scented candle recipe uses our Santa Snacks Fragrance Oil. This fragrance oil has an aroma of fresh baked sugar cookies with hints of spices. So, this fun holiday candle looks and smells just like Santa Claus’s hat would, which is sugar, spice, and everything nice!

Creative diy Christmas Gifts: Christmas Confetti Soap RecipeCreative diy Christmas Gifts: Christmas Confetti Soap Recipe

Also, you can create the lovely Christmas Confetti Soap Recipe, which is both festive and skin loving. This melt and pour soap recipe uses bright red and green colors as well as a lovely fragrance oil. Further, the lovely Fruitcake Fragrance Oil uses scrumptious notes of candied fruits and sweet baked goodness. Together, these Christmas colors and skin nourishing properties make this scented soap another great option for making homemade Christmas gifts.

Creative diy Christmas Gifts: Holly Berry Bath Bomb RecipeCreative diy Christmas Gifts: Holly Berry Bath Bomb Recipe

Next, we have a great bath and body recipe that you can use as gifts for the holidays, which is the Holly Berry Bath Bomb Recipe. This lovely bath bomb uses a lovely red color and festive Christmas sprinkles. So, this fun bath bomb recipe is perfect for providing you with a fantastic cosmetic. Not only is this bath bomb recipe gorgeous, but it has a lovely scent as well. The Holly Berry Fragrance Oil has an aroma of bayberry, pine, cinnamon, clove, and lemon rinds. Altogether, these wholesale cosmetic ingredients will provide you with a perfect Christmas gift this year.

Creative diy Christmas Gifts: Mistletoe Cold Process Soap RecipeCreative diy Christmas Gifts: Mistletoe Cold Process Soap Recipe

Another fun idea that you can create for holiday gifts is the Mistletoe Cold Process Soap Recipe. This formulation for cheerful soap made from scratch is perfect for nourishing the skin. Plus, this cold process soap has a beautiful top that looks like mistletoe. So, it is fitting that this scented soap uses our Mistletoe & Ivy Fragrance Oil, which has notes of cedar leaf, Siberian fir, English holly, holiday mistletoe, cooling camphor, trailing ivy, sandalwood, vetiver, and frosted musk. Of course, this will be another fantastic homemade gift idea for the holidays.

Creative diy Christmas Gifts: Glistening Snowflakes Potpourri RecipeCreative diy Christmas Gifts: Glistening Snowflakes Potpourri Recipe

Our fun Glistening Snowflakes Potpourri Recipe is a beautiful alternative to wax melts. All you have to do is take a scoop of this scented wax and add it to the wax burner. This wax melt recipe uses granulated pillar of bliss wax and beautiful snowflakes. Plus, this scented wax uses our Jack Frost Fragrance Oil, which has notes of crisp, clean peppermint with hints of sweet vanilla. So, this scented wax recipe is a perfect room scent recipe for the holiday.

Creative diy Christmas Gifts: Homemade Gift Ideas

Not only can you create some fun homemade cosmetic scented candles or bath and body recipes, but you can check out some of the 65 DIY Christmas Gifts Your Friends and Family Will Actually Love. This fun blog is full of various homemade crafts that could be great ideas for Christmas gifts.  Whether your loved ones would prefer scrumptious homemade toffee, cosmetics, or something sentimental, there is a lovely homemade recipe for everyone!

Creative diy Christmas Gifts: Ask Us Your QuestionsCreative diy Christmas Gifts: Ask Us Your Questions

We hope that you and your lovely ones enjoy these fun homemade recipes this Christmas! If you have any more questions about these cosmetic recipes, then you can feel free to reach out to us. Of course, you can reach out to us on our HUG Line, at the store, and online. An easy way to reach out to us online is on our social media page. So, you can reach out to us on our Facebook page. Also, you can find us on our Twitter and Instagram using the handle @ngscents.

 

Nov
05

Our Favorite Christmas Crafts


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Our Favorite Christmas CraftsOur Favorite Christmas Crafts

Christmas time is really a hectic time of year. Decorating, card writing, the kids’ Christmas programs and shopping, it’s amazing that it is the happiest time of year! Plus, most of us like to get crafty this time of year. Nothing says love like creating something special with a specific person in mind or a whole bunch of people in mind! If you need some Christmas gift inspiration, then check out some of our favorite Christmas crafts! These crafts are easy to make, yet give the impression that you spent a lot of time creating them. So if you are a busy elf during the crazy holiday season, then give these recipes a try. You will not only impress the people on your gift list, but you will impress yourself as well!

Our Favorite Christmas Crafts: How To Have a Stress Free ChristmasOur Favorite Christmas Crafts: How To Have a Stress Free Christmas

Most of us in today’s world, have the idea that Christmas has to be picture perfect. We watch the movies on the Hallmark Channel and expect our Christmas to be just like on TV.

However, we don’t live our lives scripted. It’s always important to remember that the Christmas tree doesn’t have to look like Martha Stewart decorated it. Our Christmas cookies do not need to look like they came straight out of Bon Appetit magazine. Christmas is a beautiful time to simply spend with loved ones. Those will be the memories that your children can cherish and remember when they grow older. It’s not about how perfect the ornaments were hung on the tree. It’s about the memory you have of each ornament that you hang on those branches. It isn’t about how perfectly edged the icing was on the cookies. It’s about how awesome those cookies tasted no matter how much icing Junior glopped onto the snowman shaped cookie.

Enjoy your holidays! Take some shortcuts when it comes to having friends or family over. It’s okay to have something that’s not made from scratch! Homemade gifts don’t have to say you don’t have the funds to buy elaborate gifts. If you create things for certain people in mind, then you have given something to somebody that says, “I took my time and love to make you something I knew you would enjoy.” That type of Christmas is perfect in every way. Follow this link to read up on how to have a stress free Christmas before you start running in a million directions!

 

 

Our Favorite Christmas Crafts: Candy Cane Candle RecipeOur Favorite Christmas Crafts: Candy Cane Candle Recipe

Our first recipe is our Candy Cane Candle Recipe. This is truly a fun candle to have on your tabletop during the Christmas season. This is a simple candle to create. We used our awesome Joy Wax. Joy Wax is a soy/paraffin blend candle wax that is easy to work with, even if you’ve never made candles before. Our Joy Wax has a wonderful hot and cold throw. It has a nice creamy finish and sets up beautifully in your containers. The candy cane candle is layered in pink, red and white with a fluffy, whipped wax topping! Yes, you can create fluffy whipped toppings with this wax. To complete the “candy” theme of the candle, we placed two swirled candy embeds made from our Pillar of Bliss. Pillar of Bliss is also a soy/paraffin blend candle wax that is perfect for creating embeds or wax melts. It hardens up nicely to allow for easy release from molds.

We have scented the candle in our Candy Cane fragrance oil. This scented oil is a yummy blend of peppermint, spearmint, eucalyptus, strawberries and vanilla. This fragrance is a must for any type of Christmas projects you have in mind!

Our Favorite Christmas Crafts: Candy Cane Facial MaskOur Favorite Christmas Crafts: Candy Cane Facial Mask

This  Candy Cane  Facial Mask recipe makes eight 4 oz jars which is the perfect amount to give to your girlfriends or to make for a Christmas party to hand out as party favors. This face mask has some wonderful skin therapy ingredients such as Kaolin Clay, Rose Clay, Beet Root and Hibiscus Flower Powder. We also used some Peppermint Essential Oil and Vanilla Powder for fragrance. It is a yummy smelling combination! Your skin will be glowing and refreshed after just one use! While we did layer it to have the look of a candy cane, the powders and clays will combine once you start using it, however, it will still smell divine. Just like a stick of peppermint candy!

Our Favorite Christmas Crafts: Christmas Bath CookieOur Favorite Christmas Crafts: Christmas Bath Cookie

You just have to have cookies at Christmas time! It’s a necessary thing. So how about some cookies at bath time? Our Christmas Bath Cookies look and smell yummy enough to eat, and are perfect to entice little ones to take a bath! These bath cookies are very similar to bath bombs. The fizz and bubble and will leave your skin feeling soft and smelling good! We have used cocoa butter, mango butter, kaolin clay powder, and baking soda to name just a few of the ingredients. Your skin is going to feel amazing after your bath! We chose our Christmas Cookies fragrance oil that smells exactly like a freshly baked, buttery Christmas Cookie! Of course, cookies need frosting, right? Our “frosting” is our whipped soap that we used some of our FUN Soap colorant. With some Christmas colored sprinkles to top it off, your bath cookies are complete!

Our Favorite Christmas Crafts: Christmas Coffee Wax Melts RecipeOur Favorite Christmas Crafts: Christmas Coffee Wax Melts Recipe

Here we have our Christmas Coffee Wax Melts. This recipe will make 24 wax melts using our mini muffin silicone mold. This recipe is perfect in that they are quick and easy to make, plus the recipe makes plenty to share between friends and family! How cute would these look gifted in a sweet little Christmas bag and tied with a pretty bow? We used our Pillar of Bliss Wax and layered it to look similar to a french vanilla coffee with a coffee brown base and a creamy white top. In fact, the base is scented in our French Vanilla Coffee which is the aroma of coffee, cream and vanilla, while the top part is scented in our Snickerdoodle Cookies Fragrance Oil. When these wax melts melt and blend together, your house will smell like a warm, inviting coffee house. Top the melts with a few whole coffee beans and they are ready to go!

Our Favorite Christmas Crafts: Christmas Confetti Soap RecipeOur Favorite Christmas Crafts: Christmas Confetti Soap Recipe

If you’re looking to make some soap this Christmas, our Christmas Confetti Soap recipe is perfect! Quick and easy to make, we have used melt and pour soap base in Goat’s Milk and Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap Base. Simply melt down your soap, color, scent and layer. For the confetti part, we used some melt and pour with added vegetable glycerin. This helps make the soap more pliable allowing you to easily cut the colored part of the soap into little squares to resemble the confetti. For the pretty whipped topping, we used our Whipped Soap base and sprinkled some more confetti soaps on top. Our fragrance of choice is our Fruitcake Fragrance Oil. This scent smells of candied fruit, cake, sugar and vanilla! Mmmmm! This recipe makes one 4 pound loaf and then can be sliced up and wrapped for gift giving!

Our Favorite Christmas Crafts: Christmas Tree Bath Bomb RecipeOur Favorite Christmas Crafts: Christmas Tree Bath Bomb Recipe

I can never say it enough! You can’t have too many bath bomb recipe ideas in your recipe box. Plus, they really are a fun gift for the kids. If you know some kids that don’t enjoy bath time, whip some Christmas Tree Bath Bombs. The kids could help make them as well.  Also, these bath bomb ingredients aren’t harsh and are perfectly safe for young skin.  These bath bombs are made into Christmas tree shapes with pretty colored Christmas “balls” decorating the branches. Also, these bath bomb ingredients are gentle enough to use on kids’ soft skin. We chose our skin safe Kringleberry fragrance oil. A very-merry-festive fragrance oil by Natures Garden with the aroma of fruity cranberries and red currants,and juicy apples. You will also smell base notes of fresh cut evergreens, and sprigs of bright, cheery holly berry.

Our Favorite Christmas Crafts: Christmas Wreath Fire Starter RecipeOur Favorite Christmas Crafts: Christmas Wreath Fire Starter Recipe

I know one of my favorite things to have is a fire in my fireplace. Not just at Christmas time, but all winter long! Getting a fire started can be intimidating. Most people will use a fire starter log, but they can get expensive if you have a lot of fires during the winter season. Create some of our Christmas Wreath Fire Starters and you will be happy you did. This recipe will make 11 cupcake size fire starters and the best thing about these? They are scented! Fire starter logs won’t give you that! We made these starters using Pillar of Bliss and our Christmas Wreath Type fragrance oil. A perfect blend of fresh cut boughs of pine, balsam, holly berry and earthy pinecones along with notes of orange and cinnamon. We also included some cut and sifted Nettle Leaf and whole Juniper Berries to enhance the Christmas Wreath fragrance oil.

Our Favorite Christmas Crafts: Pinecone Fire Starter RecipeOur Favorite Christmas Crafts: Pinecone Fire Starter Recipe

Here’s another lovely fire starter recipe that uses pine cones. These Pinecone Fire Starters will also make a pretty, scented and rustic display when placed in a basket next to your fireplace! Simple to make, this recipe will give you 20 large pine cone fire starters. To create these, you will simply dip your pine cones into melted and scented was, allow to dry overnight and they are ready to go! We chose our Pleasingly Pumpkin fragrance oil to scent these fire starters. Pleasingly Pumpkin is a sweet, creamy combination of pumpkin puree with warm notes of butter and sweet vanilla cream. It’s really a warm, yummy scent without being overpowering!

Our Favorite Christmas Crafts: Holly Berry Bath Bomb RecipeOur Favorite Christmas Crafts: Holly Berry Bath Bomb Recipe

How cute are these Holly Berry Bath Bombs? Fun and festive, these would look pretty stored in a large, clear candy jar for all to admire during the holiday season. If you are familiar with bath bomb ingredients and the process of making bath bombs, then you know how easy it will be to make these. Add some cute little Holly Berry shaped sprinkles to make these stand out! Bath bombs are a perfect way to relax and unwind after a busy day of shopping and wrapping gifts. We scented these with our festive Holly Berry Fragrance oil. this wonderful fragrance is a well-balanced blend of bayberry, pine, cinnamon, clove, and lemon rinds. It’s a very nice scent for soap and body lotion as well.

Our Favorite Christmas Crafts: Gingerbread Latte CandleOur Favorite Christmas Crafts: Gingerbread Latte Candle

Next, we have a fun candle to create for those that love their lattes! Our Gingerbread Latte Candle looks like a true coffee drink with its chocolate colored coffee base and frothy whipped topping. For the icing on the cake, we have a sweet little gingerbread “cookie” setting on top. As like all of our Christmas Crafts, this candle is super easy to make using our Joy wax for the “coffee” and “whipped topping”. The gingerbread embed was made using our Pillar of Bliss. We scented the whole thing in our Snickerdoodle Latte Fragrance Oil which smells of rich roasted Colombian coffee that is blended with spices and hints of toasted nut. A base of vanilla buttercream rounds the whole fragrance out!

Our Favorite Christmas Crafts: More Craft Ideas

Well, that is all we have for today. We hope you enjoyed reading and learning about some of our favorite Christmas crafts here at Nature’s Garden. If you are interested in more Christmas Crafts, check out these 25 crafts from Crazy Little Projects.

Look us up on social media and show off what you made with Nature’s Garden products. Whether it’s one fragrance or 10 different ingredients, we love to see what you made! Share us a photo and description and we will share it with everybody! Find us on Facebook, Instagram (@ngscents) or Twitter (@ngscents). Nothing makes us happier than seeing our customers happy with Nature’s Garden fragrances, soap making supplies or candle making supplies. Have a question? Need an answer? Give us a call or email us and we will help you out!

Oct
26

Pecan Pie Wax Melts Recipe


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Pecan Pie Wax Melts Recipe

There is something about Autumn and the holidays that make you want to create a warm, cozy home. I suppose it is similar to hibernating. If you are going to spend most of your time indoors during the cold weather, then making your home a snug place to come home to is your hibernation time. There is nothing better than walking in the front door of your home to warmth, family, pets and good smells to make you feel safe and happy to be there! Nature’s Garden’s Pecan Pie Wax Melts recipe will definitely give your home a wonderful, inviting smell of warm butter, caramel, brown sugar, and toasted pecans.

Pecan Pie Wax Melts Recipe: A History of Pecan PiePecan Pie Wax Melts Recipe: A History of Pecan Pie

While any information on how the Pecan Pie came to be is a little sketchy, it is for certain, that it started out as one type of dessert similar to the ingredients that were used and then evolved into a true Southern dessert using staple ingredients that were native to the area. The basis of this pie is sugar, butter, syrup (pre-Karo syrup days, it was cane syrup) and eggs. This is the basic recipe for Chess Pie, which has its own origin. However, the addition of pecans and whoever thought of adding it is a mystery that will never be solved, but let’s thank whoever felt like spicing up their dessert! A personal favorite addition to my pecan pie? Chocolate drizzle and a dollop of ice vanilla ice cream! Mmmmm!  However, our inspiration for this project came from these pecan mini pies from Sugar Hero.  While, of course, our wax melts aren’t edible, her mini pecan pies are simply AMAZING! So, if this wax tart recipe, and sent leaves your belly grumbling, give her recipe a try.

Pecan Pie Wax Melts Recipe: Let’s Talk Ingredients

So before we move onto making our Pecan Pie Wax Melts, let’s familiarize ourselves with some of the ingredients we are using.

Pecan Pie Wax Melts Recipe: Pillar of Bliss Candle WaxPecan Pie Wax Melts Recipe: Pillar of Bliss Candle Wax

So anytime a recipe calls for a wax melt,  we will always use our Pillar of Bliss. The reason for that is that Pillar of Bliss is the best wax when we are using a mold for our creation. This wax has an easy release from the mold since it hardens up nicely. Most waxes, such as soy, are often too soft and can often difficult to get out of the mold. Pillar of Bliss is a granulated blend of soy wax (more than 50 percent) and paraffin wax. This wax has excellent scent retention as well as amazing hot and cold throws. 

Pecan Pie Wax Melts Recipe: Joy Wax Candle WaxPecan Pie Wax Melts Recipe: Joy Wax Candle Wax

The next wax we will be using is our Joy Wax Candle Wax. This wax is also a blend of soy, veggie waxes, and paraffin. Joy Wax also has wonderful scent retention along with awesome hot and cold throws. Any time you would like to add a fluffy topping to any of your candle creations, this wax is perfect for that! As you will see, it can be whipped up into a puffy cloud of fluff! It’s perfect for use in dessert candles or wax melts!

Pecan Pie Wax Melts Recipe: Granny’s Pecan Pie Fragrance Oil

This is one of my favorite home scents to use for the fall (or anytime actually). It has a warm aroma of brown sugar, vanilla, butter, and roasted pecans. This fragrance oil does amazing in all candle waxes that were tested. It also did very well when we tested in Cold Process soap. While it did discolor to a chocolate brown (which I think is a perfect color for a soap when using this fragrance) there was no acceleration, or ricing! It did, however, separate, yet it reabsorbed with no problem. I am sure that this would be a perfect fragrance to add to your fall/holiday line of products.

Pecan Pie Wax Melts Recipe: Ingredients Available at Nature’s Garden

Pecan Pie Wax Melts Recipe: Other Ingredients and Equipment You will Need

Pecan Pie Wax Melts Recipe: Before You Get Started

Before you get started on your wax melts, it is always good to prepare your work area. Clean your work area and also your equipment that you will be using. Make sure that you have all your ingredients and utensils handy and within reaching distance. These few steps will help ensure that your creating will run smoothly and uninterrupted. If this is your first time working with candle wax, you might like to familiarize yourself with how to make candles. Follow this link to get a quick rundown on melting and pour temperatures and also proper temperatures for adding fragrances.

Pecan Pie Wax Melts Recipe: Preparing Your Double Boiler

The first step before starting your wax melts will be to set up your double boiler. If you know the process of setting up a double boiler, you can move on to the next step of prepping your wax. However, if you are unfamiliar with a double boiler, we can explain to you how it is done in a few easy steps.

First, you will need a large pot or even an old cake pan for the outside part of your double boiler. Place this onto your heating element. This can be your stove top or even a hot plate. Next, pour about 3 inches of water into the pot or pan. Then, you will need a smaller pot or a pouring pot, for the inside part of the double boiler. As a side note, it isn’t really necessary, however, it is so much easier pouring melted wax into the molds if your pot has a pouring spout. That is why a pouring pitcher is ideal as the inner part of your double boiler. Next, turn your burner on to medium heat to allow the water to warm up as you are preparing your wax.

Pecan Pie Wax Melts Recipe: Preparing the  Wax for the BasesPecan Pie Wax Melts Recipe: Preparing the  Wax for the Bases

First, you will be preparing the bases of the wax melts. For this step, you will need the Pillar of Bliss Wax. On your scale, set your pouring pot and tare out the weight. Weigh out 325 grams of Pillar of Bliss Wax.

Pecan Pie Wax Melts Recipe: Adding the candle dyes and fragrance oilPecan Pie Wax Melts Recipe: Adding the candle dyes and fragrance oil

Next, place the pouring pot into the larger part of your double boiler and allow the wax to melt to the proper temperature, stirring occasionally. While you are waiting for the wax to melt, you can weigh out the fragrance oil. To a small dish, weigh out 32 grams of Granny’s Pecan Pie fragrance oil. You can set this aside for the moment. Once your wax has reached the correct melting point, remove the pouring pot from the heat and you can now add in the liquid candle dyes. We are going for a pecan color so you will add in 3 drops of yellow liquid candle dye and 4 drops of brown liquid candle dye. Stir this well to incorporate the color thoroughly.

Once the wax has reached the correct temperature for the fragrance oil, you can now add that, once again stirring well to completely disperse the oil throughout the wax.

Pecan Pie Wax Melts Recipe: Pouring the WaxPecan Pie Wax Melts Recipe: Pouring the Wax

Now that your melted wax is colored and scented, you will be pouring the wax into their molds. With the silicone mini muffin mold in front of you, carefully fill each mold to the top with the melted wax. Once these are all filled, allow them to set up completely until they have cooled. Pop them out of the muffin cavities and place them on a piece of wax paper. You can set these aside for the moment.

Pecan Pie Wax Melts Recipe: Preparing the  Pecan EmbedsPecan Pie Wax Melts Recipe: Preparing the  Pecan Embeds

Next, you will be preparing the Pecan Embeds. For the embeds, you will notice we are using a mold from Flexible Molds. This company offers many different types of molds to fit any of your soap or candle making needs. They are very durable molds, that will last you a long time! So, to your pouring pot weigh out 50 grams of Pillar of Bliss candle Wax and place it into the larger pot of heated water. Melt this wax down to the proper temperature. While you are waiting for this wax to melt, weigh out 5 grams of Granny’s Pecan Pie fragrance oil into a small bowl and set this aside for the moment.

For the color of the pecans, you will only need a small amount. So, using a toothpick to add the color, swirl in a small amount of yellow and brown liquid candle dye. The pecans do not have to be the same exact shade as the bases of the wax melts. It is okay if they are a bit lighter. Stir the liquid color until it is fully blended. Now you can add in the pre-weighed fragrance oil and stir this well also. Next, you will pour the melted wax into the pecan embeds mold carefully. Once again, you will let these set up until cool before removing them from the mold. Since the mold has only 6 cavities, you will need to remelt any of the wax remaining in the pot to pour the second set of pecans.  Set the pecans aside on a piece of wax paper until later.

Pecan Pie Wax Melts Recipe: Preparing the Chocolate DrizzlePecan Pie Wax Melts Recipe: Preparing the Chocolate Drizzle

Next, you will be preparing the chocolate drizzle. For this, you will need the joy wax. In your pouring pot, weigh out 20 grams of Joy wax. Melt the wax completely and then add in 2 grams of Granny’s Pecan Pie fragrance oil. Then, using the toothpick method, add in both black and brown liquid candle dye. Stir this well to fully incorporate the fragrance and color.

Pecan Pie Wax Melts Recipe: Drizzling the Chocolate

Now, you will drizzle the chocolate wax over the bases of your pecan pies. So, using a spoon, dip it into the wax and holding it above the bases, drizzle the wax back and forth over the pies until you have used all the wax, or until you are satisfied with your drizzle.

Pecan Pie Wax Melts Recipe: Preparing the Whipped Topping

The next step is preparing the whipped topping of the pies. As a side note, if you are using the same pouring pot as in the previous steps, you will want to clean out the pot completely using paper towels. This is only necessary since the whipped topping will be white with no color. Any leftover colored wax may cause your wax to have a tint. So, in your cleaned out pouring pot, weigh out 120 grams of Joy Wax. Place into the heated water and melt, stirring occasionally.

Pecan Pie Wax Melts Recipe: Creating the whipped toppingPecan Pie Wax Melts Recipe: Creating the whipped topping

So once the joy wax has completely melted, remove the pouring pot from the heat source and add in 12 grams of Granny’s Pecan Pie fragrance and stir this well to combine. For this step, you can use a mixer or even just a spoon. As your wax is cooling down, it will begin to thicken. As it begins to thicken, mix the wax to create a whipped topping consistency. Once you have your wax to whipped consistency, place a dollop on top of each cupcake base.

Pecan Pie Wax Melts Recipe: Adding the Pecan EmbedsPecan Pie Wax Melts Recipe: Adding the Pecan Embeds

Next, place a pecan embed on top of each whip topped pie. Press down so the embed adheres to the top snugly. This recipe creates 12 wax melts. Pecan Pie Wax Melts are ready to use! Simply place one in your wax burner and enjoy the warm, comforting aroma that will fill your home!

 

 

Pecan Pie Wax Melts Recipe: Find Us On Social Media

We hope you enjoyed this fun, new wax melt Nature’s Garden has added to their recipe box! It’s a fun, quick and easy wax tart recipe. We are sure you will have rave reviews when your friends and family smell the warm, homey-ness of your house this holiday season! In fact, come find us on social media and give yourself a rave review for all to hear! We love hearing from our customers! You can find us on Facebook, Twitter (@ngscents) or Instagram (@ngscents) Show us a picture and tell us what you used to create your beautiful products! We will share for all to see! We also have a Show & Tell spot on our web page! Upload a photo and give us the low down on what you made!

 

Oct
25

Cranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe


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Cranberry Melt and Pour Soap RecipeCranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

Our cranberry melt and pour soap recipe is a beautiful dessert soap recipe that you can make right at home! Not only is this scrumptious bath and body delicious looking, but it uses simple cosmetic ingredients from Natures Garden Candle and Soap Making Supplies. So, making a great soap that looks like food is simple and fun! If you want to try out this delicious soap, then check out the soap recipe in this cosmetic blog.

Cranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Clean and Sanitize

Before you begin creating this cosmetic recipe, you will want to make a few preparations. First, fill up a spray bottle. Also, gather all of your supplies and ingredients for this recipe. Plus, you will want to clear a space to work on your dessert soap.

Cranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe:

Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap
Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap
Cranberry Relish Fragrance Oil
Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant
Yellow Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
Brown Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
Black Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
Neon Yellow  FUN Soap Colorant
Whipped Soap Base
Vegetable Glycerin
8 oz.  Clear Bullet Bottle
24/410 White Fine Mist Sprayer

Cranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Other Needed Supplies and Equipment

Mixing Bowls
Mixing Spoons
Rubbing Alcohol
Hand Mixer
Knife
Cutting Board
Microwave
Scale
Toothpicks
White Granulated Sugar
Pie/Cake Slice Mold (https://flexiblemolds.com/)
Cranberries Mold (https://flexiblemolds.com/)

Cranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Making the Graham Cracker CrustCranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Making the Graham Cracker Crust

First, we are going to create the bottom layer of this scrumptious bath and body recipe. So, we will need to prepare the cocoa butter mp soap mixture to be poured into our pie mold. After, we will have created a scrumptious crust for our cheesecake soap!

Cranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Total Amounts for Bottom Crust Layer

20 grams of the Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap
1 gram of the Cranberry Relish Fragrance Oil
3 drops of the Yellow Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
1 drop of the Brown Oxide FUN Soap Colorant

Cranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Prepare the Melt and Pour SoapCranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Prepare the Melt and Pour Soap

Before you begin mixing all of your wholesale cosmetic ingredients you need to melt your soap. So, weigh out twenty grams of your soap base into a medium mixing bowl. Now, you will need to use your microwave to heat and melt your soap. You will want to use thirty second intervals until your soap has completely melted. Once your soap is in liquid form, you are ready to move on to the next step.

Cranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Adding the Cosmetic Ingredients

Now that your melt and pour soap base is melted, you are ready to add your cosmetic ingredients. First, you will need to add one gram of the Cranberry Relish Fragrance Oil to this homemade soap recipe. Also, you will need to add three drops of yellow and one drop of brown of the FUN soap colorant to your mixture.

Cranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Pouring The Soap Mixture

Next, you are ready to pour your soap mixture into the soap mold. After you pour your soap into the mold, you need to will need to spray the top of the soap with your rubbing alcohol. This spray will release air bubbles and make the layers look more smooth.

Cranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Creating the Cranberry Filling LayerCranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Creating the Cranberry Filling Layer

Next, you are going to make the second layer of this scrumptious dessert soap. This next layer will be made to look like a layer of yummy cranberry spread.

Cranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Total Amounts for First Red Layer

20 grams of the Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap
2 drops of the Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant
1 gram of the Cranberry Relish Fragrance Oil
2 drops of the Black Oxide FUN Soap Colorant

Cranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Melting the Soap

First, you are going to want to measure our the diamond clear melt and pour soap. Again, you will want to use a microwave in thirty second intervals to melt the soap. You may want to stir the soap periodically as your soap base melts.

Cranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Adding the Color and ScentCranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Adding the Color and Scent

Now that your soap base has melted, you can add your other cosmetic ingredients to the mixture. First, you will need to add a gram of the fragrance oil to this recipe. Then, two drops of the red soap colorant along with two drops of the black soap colorant.

Cranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe:

After you fully incorporate these ingredients, you are ready to pour your melted soap. First, make sure that the crust layer is fully cooled. Then, you will need to spray the top of your first layer to ensure that this layer sticks to the next layer. So, you can pour your cranberry mixture into the mold. Next, you will need to immediately spray this layer with rubbing alcohol to release air bubbles.

Cranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Making the Cheesecake LayerCranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Making the Cheesecake Layer

Now, you will make the middle, cheesecake filling layer of your homemade soap. Since real cheesecake is similar in color to the soap base, you only need to add a small amount of soap colorant. Plus, you are going to add more of the tasty fragrance oil.

Cranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Total Amounts for the Middle Layer

125 grams of the Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap
6 grams of the Cranberry Relish Fragrance Oil
A Tiny Amount of the Neon Yellow FUN Soap Colorant

Cranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Prepare the Soap Base

So, you will need to weigh out 125 grams of the melt and pour soap. Now, you will need to melt your soap in the microwave. Make sure that you use thirty second intervals to make sure that you don’t boil your soap.

Cranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Adding the Cosmetic IngredientsCranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Adding the Cosmetic Ingredients

Now that your soap is completely melted you are ready to add the scent and soap colorant. For this layer, you will only need to add a very tiny amount of the neon yellow soap colorant. You can add this small amount by dipping a toothpick in the colorant and swirling it in your soap. After, you will add six grams of the scented oil to your mixture. You will stir these ingredients together thoroughly.

Cranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Pouring the Middle Layer

Before you add your cheesecake layer to the mold, you will need to spray the previous layer with rubbing alcohol. This spray will help your previous layer to stick to your middle layer. After, you will want to lightly spray the top of this layer with rubbing alcohol to prevent bubbles on the surface.

Cranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Creating Another Cranberry LayerCranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Creating Another Cranberry Layer

Now you are going to pour the last layer in this scrumptious dessert bath and body recipe. This is the second cranberry soap layer for your pie soap recipe.

Cranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Total Amounts for the Second Red Layer

20 grams of the Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap
2 drops of the Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant
1 gram of the Cranberry Relish Fragrance Oil
2 drops of the Black Oxide FUN Soap Colorant

Cranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Melt Your MP Soap

Again, you will need to melt your soap base for this layer of the soap. So, you can take the twenty grams of diamond clear soap and melt it in the microwave. You will want to be sure to use thirty second intervals to prevent boiling.

Cranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Mixing Cosmetic IngredientsCranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Mixing Cosmetic Ingredients

Just like the previous red layer, you are going to need to use two drops of the red and of the black soap colorants. Also, you will need to include a gram of the fragrance. Mix these ingredients together thoroughly.

 

Cranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Pouring the Soap Layer

Before you pour this layer, you will need to lightly spray the previous layer with rubbing alcohol. Also, you will need to spray more alcohol on top after the layer has been poured.

Cranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Making the CranberriesCranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Making the Cranberries

While you are waiting for this last layer to set up, you can begin creating the soap cranberries. These berries will be perfect for the topping your layered cheesecake recipe.

Cranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Total Amounts for Berries

60 grams of the Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap
3 grams of the Cranberry Relish Fragrance Oil
1 teaspoon of the White Granulated Sugar
5 drops of the Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant
2 drops of the Neon Green FUN Soap Colorant
5 drops of the Black Oxide FUN Soap Colorant

Cranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Preparing the Cranberry Soap

First, you will need to melt the clear mp soap using thirty second intervals in the microwave. After the soap has melted you can add the fragrance oil. Also, you will need to add the three soap colorants to create the perfect shade of red for these berries. Then, you are ready to fill cranberries soap mold. Once the soap has completely set up, you are ready to remove these soaps from the mold.

Cranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Dusting the Cranberries with SugarCranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Dusting the Cranberries with Sugar

Next, you are going to want to coat your soap cranberries with sweet sugar. So, add a teaspoon of white sugar to a small bowl. Before adding your berries to the sugar, you will need to spray each round soap with rubbing alcohol. Then, roll the cranberry in the bow of sugar and set aside for later.

Cranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Making the Fluffed ToppingCranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Making the Fluffed Topping

Once the top layer has completely set up, you are ready to create the topping for this soap recipe. This fluffy whipped topping will be used to decorate the cheesecake as well as hold the scrumptious looking cranberries in place.

Cranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Total Amounts for the Whipped Soap Base

60 grams of the Whipped Soap Base
60 grams of the Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap Base
6 grams of the Vegetable Glycerin
6 grams of the Cranberry Relish Fragrance Oil

Cranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Preparing the Whipped SoapCranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Preparing the Whipped Soap

Now, you are going to weigh out the whipped soap base. Immediately, you will add the fragrance, and vegetable glycerin. Once all these ingredients are added to a medium mixing bowl, you are going to use a hand mixer. You will need to blend these soap making ingredients until the consistency is similar to frosting.

In a separate bowl, you will need to weigh out the mp soap base and melt the ingredients using thirty second intervals. Once your mp soap is melted you will combine it with the whipped soap base mixture. Again, you will want to whip the mixture using the hand mixer. Quickly, you will want to top your cheesecake soap before the mixture sets up.

Cranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Topping the Cheesecake SoapCranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Topping the Cheesecake Soap

Lastly, you will top this slice of cake soap with your cranberries. You will want to move quickly to get all the berries on before the frosting sets up. Also, you may want to push lightly to ensure that the whipped topping has a good hold. After the topping sets up completely, you can remove your soap from the mold and it is ready to use!

Cranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Try Out Our Inspiration

We were inspired to create this delicious soap recipe from an amazing cranberry cheesecake recipe. This amazing dessert perfectly entangles the sweet flavor of creamy cheesecake with the tang of juicy cranberries. Not only does this dessert taste delicious, but it looks amazing as well! So, this was a fantastic recipe to recreate with soap supplies. If you are interested, then you can try out the Cranberry Cheesecake recipe from Will Cook For Smiles to experience all the deliciousness for yourself!

Cranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Ask Us Your QuestionsCranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Reach Out to Us

We hope that you enjoyed creating this fantastic melt and pour soap recipe. If you have any more questions about this cosmetic recipe, then feel free to reach out to us! You can talk to us at the store, on the phone, or online. An easy way to reach out to us online is through our social media. Of course, you can find us on the Natures Garden Facebook page. Additionally, you can use @ngscents to find us on both Instagram and Twitter. Not only can you use our social media to reach out and ask questions, but you can share your own opinions and ideas too.

Oct
23

10 Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap Recipes


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10 Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap Recipes10 Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap Recipes

Have you been looking into a fun, new craft that doesn’t take a lot of time or equipment? How about creating your own soap?  When thinking of making soap, your mind goes to lye and long cure times. Also, most people shy away from the idea of making soap from scratch since it does involve using lye, which can be intimidating to some. However, with melt and pour soap, the lye process has been done for you! What you have with melt and pour soap base is a safe and fun project that anybody can do. This type of craft can even be done with little ones! They can help participate in picking out colors and fragrances, molds and designs. So, if you are looking for some inspiration to help you get started in the soaping world, Natures Garden has 10 cocoa butter melt and pour soap recipes to lead you on!

With Christmas time around the corner, we are sure you are looking for some fun, sweet smelling gifts to give!  With simple instructions, some yummy smells and some very creative touches, these recipes can help you can make gifts for friends and family just in time for the holiday! What better way to say “I love you” than with a homemade present?

10 Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: Is Melt and Pour Really Soap?10 Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: Is Melt and Pour Really Soap?

If you are new to any type of soap making, you may have stumbled upon melt and pour soap bases. However, you may be wondering is melt and pour soap really soap? Of course, it is! Most melt and pour soap bases are unscented and have the capability of being melted and remelted without losing any of its quality!  Another thing, melt and pour soap is actually extremely soothing to the skin, with no harsh chemicals as many store brands contain.

What do I like about melt and pour soap? I can pronounce all the ingredients and I also know what each ingredient’s purpose is. Another factor I like about melt and pour soap? I can create any kind of yummy smelling soap I want! You are only limited by your imagination with what you can do with melt and pour soap!

Today we are going to be showing you 10 of our Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour creations! Each recipe is simple to follow with outstanding results! Your friends and family will be so impressed by your newest, crafty abilities. You are sure to get some attention with some of these fun bath treats.  Also, before you get started on creating any of our recipes, check out our Melt and Pour Soap Information! You can learn about the different types of soap base Nature’s Garden has to offer, the ingredients in melt and pour soap base and a quick lesson in how to work with melt and pour soap!

10 Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: Chocolate Cherry Soap Recipe10 Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: Chocolate Cherry Soap Recipe

Our first melt and pour soap recipe are these yummy looking Chocolate Cherry Soaps! These soaps look and smell good enough to eat! You may have to put out a warning that they aren’t edible! Made with our Cocoa Butter melt and pour soap base, this recipe makes 12 guest soaps that will look adorable sitting on the bathroom counter! This recipe also incorporates some Diamond Clear melt and pour soap that is used for the cherries and the red drizzle. We chose to use real cocoa powder in this recipe, both for some added colorant and natural scent! Plus, our Cherry fragrance oil mixed with the cocoa powder gives a definite scent of chocolate covered cherries!

10 Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: Pistachio Melt and Pour Soap Recipe10 Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: Pistachio Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

Next up we have our Pistachio Melt and Pour soap Recipe. This innovative soap looks just like the pistachio layered dessert that is so popular at potlucks or get-togethers.  This inspiration behind this bath dessert is our Pistachio Pudding Cake fragrance oil that smells of yummy pistachio nuts, almonds and vanilla with a slight floral background! This melt and pour soap is an easy bath treat to make. We created this yummy soap by using cocoa butter melt and pour for the fluffy topping, the graham cracker crust and the white cool whip middle!  We also used Diamond Clear Melt and Pour for the pistachio pudding and to top it off, we sprinkled dried Orange Peel on top to give it a realistic look of crushed pistachios on top! Using our Basic Square-Mold Market Mold, you will get 3 bars of soap with this recipe!

10 Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled Soap Recipe10 Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled Soap Recipe

This next yummy dessert soap will inspire your inner baker for sure! Our Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled soap recipe will give you a whole new perspective on what you can create with melt and pour soap! The secret to getting the soap to roll; vegetable glycerin! Just a bit gives melt and pour soap a flexibility that you won’t believe. Not only will this soap be impressive to look at, but you may want to create the real thing when you are done! What inspired this soapy dessert was our Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle fragrance oil. This fragrance smells of chocolate, sweet raspberries and vanilla! Once the whole soap is set up, you can simply slice the soap into individual slices and wrap to give as gifts!

10 Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: Christmas Bath Cookies Recipe10 Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: Christmas Bath Cookies Recipe

This Christmas Bath Cookies recipe is a unique twist on the bath bomb. The cookie part was created using your usual bath bomb ingredients such as baking soda and citric acid. However, we also included mango butter and cocoa butter to help give your skin some extra softness! Now, most bath bombs don’t have icing on top but ALL Christmas cookies should have icing! This frosting is made using cocoa butter melt and pour soap and whipped soap base! Double luxury! You can top your bath cookie off with some Christmas colored sprinkles to complete the look! Of course, the fragrance oil we chose is our delicious Christmas Cookies fragrance oil. Butter, vanilla and frosting is what your bathroom will smell like! You will get 18 bath cookies with this recipe!

10 Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: Swirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe10 Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: Swirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

Our next recipe may not look like a dessert, however, it smells like a dessert! This Swirled Melt and Pour soap is very easy to create using a simple loaf mold and white, pink and chocolate swirls that give it a marbled look. We chose to color this soap naturally!  Kaolin clay for the white portion and Rose clay for the pink. For the chocolate swirls, we used organic Cocoa powder. This powder is not only a natural colorant, but it will enhance the scent of the Chocolate Covered Strawberries fragrance oil that we used. This recipe creates two pound of soap. You can slice it up and give as individual gifts.

10 Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: Chocolate Dipped Bath Fizzies Recipe10 Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: Chocolate Dipped Bath Fizzies Recipe

This next recipe would be a perfect Valentine’s Day treat to make for somebody you love! They look and smell scrumptious enough to eat, however, I wouldn’t suggest it! These Chocolate Dipped Bath Fizzies will leave your skin feeling soft and hydrated. These fizzies are made with your basic bath bomb ingredients such as baking soda and citric acid, but we also created a “chocolate coating” made of cocoa butter melt and pour soap! Sprinkle some sweet little decorating sprinkles on the top for a final touch and you will have some super cute bath treats to help Valentine’s Day end on a sweet note for whoever you love or even for yourself! You have to love yourself too!  The fragrance oil we chose is our uniquely decadent Chocolate Lovers Type that smells amazingly chocolaty with a background of citrus and vanilla! We also used our Brownie Pops Silicone Soap Mold which makes removing your bath fizzies easy! This recipe will give you 10 fizzies!

10 Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: Vanilla Sugar Scrub Cubes Recipe10 Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: Vanilla Sugar Scrub Cubes Recipe

These little Vanilla sugar scrub cubes look sweet enough to dissolve on your tongue, but they work better in the bathtub! Simple and quick to create, this recipe makes 24 sugar scrub squares that will leave your skin soft and supple. We made these skin treats with Grapeseed, Apricot Kernel, Sesame Seed Oil, cocoa butter melt and pour soap, plus some Vanilla Powder!  These little sugar cubes are perfect for scrubbing away dry skin and they will you smelling yummy! Our fragrance oil is the popular NG Warm Vanilla & Sugar! This is a warm vanilla fragrance with deep musky undertones. Once they are ready to use, store them in a glass jar! You will get 24 little scrubs using Brownie Bites silicone soap mold!

10 Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: Beetroot Facial Soap Recipe10 Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: Beetroot Facial Soap Recipe

Beet root is amazing for the skin! This pretty pink powder is known for its high levels of nutrients such as beta carotene, vitamin B5, vitamin B1, vitamin C. It is a perfect addition to any face soap! As a side note,  the pink color that beet root gives to our cocoa butter melt and pour soap base will eventually oxidize and turn a brownish color. That is why we have incorporated some citric acid and some Tomato Red FUN soap colorant to help keep this Beetroot Facial Soap looking pretty in pink for quite a while! This recipe makes 2 6 oz. facial bars. This soap would be a wonderful addition to a spa gift basket using some of our other recipes that have been created using beet root powder! We have an Emulsified Beet Sugar Scrub, a Black Cherry Bomb bath bomb and even some Rose Violet Bath Melts that would make perfect gift basket goodies!

 

10 Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: Macaroon Melt and Pour Soap Recipe10 Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: Macaroon Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

These Macaroon melt and pour soaps look adorable in their bright, neon colors! Kids will love these little soaps at bath time and it’s a perfect way to get them into the bath tub! The “outside” of the cookies are made with our cocoa butter melt and pour soap. The “creamy filling” is actually our whipped soap base! This recipe makes 6 soaps that smell of our Almond Macaroon fragrance oil. The scent of orange, coconut, almond and vanilla will have the little ones smelling sweet and clean for bedtime!

 

10 Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: Soap Frosting Recipe10 Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: Soap Frosting Recipe

Anytime you need a quick topping to any of your soap desserts, whether they are melt and pour soaps or cold process soaps, our Soap Frosting Recipe is a perfect go-to topping! It’s quick and easy to make! Simply whip together our whipped soap base with melted cocoa butter melt and pour soap and there you go! It will come out light and fluffy, just like the real thing!  While our recipe uses our Buttercream fragrance oil, you can scent yours to match your bath dessert. You can also add any colorant that you desire to make your soap pop with color! One more thing!  If your fragrance oil is known to turn soap brown in color, you can add some Vanilla White color stabilizer to help keep the color true. This recipe will make enough frosting to top 8 large soap cupcakes!

10 Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: More Cocoa Butter Ideas

We hope you enjoyed these 10 cocoa butter melt and pour soap recipes! Whether you are a newbie looking to create some fun gifts for friends and family, or a seasoned soaper who is just looking for some inspiration, Nature’s Garden has you covered! Natures Garden also carries a golden natural cocoa butter and a deodorized cocoa butter.  You can incorporate cocoa butter into recipes like lip balm and cold process soap.  It really is a versatile cosmetic ingredient. Nature’s Garden also offers soap classes to help you familiarize yourself with all the ingredients that we use in our recipes.  While Natures Garden sells cocoa butter for cosmetic use only, food grade cocoa butter can even be used in baking. Here is an example, a vegan chocolate recipe.

Have you made some cool new projects using any Nature’s Garden products lately? We would love to see them! In fact, we love to see and hear from any or all of our customers! You can find us on our Facebook page, Twitter (@ngscents) or on Instagram (@ngscents). Show us (and all of our followers) what you have been creating! We will also share it for others to see too!

Oct
15

10 Bath Melt Recipes


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10 Bath Melt Recipes10 Bath Melt Recipes

Bath melts are fantastic bath and body creations that you can use to nourish your skin. The skin loving oils and butters in this cosmetic recipe will moisturize and provide nutrients to your skin. So, you can use these 10 bath melt recipes to soak in all the wonderful benefits of these ingredients as you relax in the tub. Not only will this experience help you reduce your stress, but using bath melts is very simple, too! All you need to do is run a warm bath, add a bath melt to the water, and kick back to relax. Once the bath recipe melts, all the oils and butters will be ready or your to kick back and soak.

Also, make sure that you are careful getting in and out of the tub, as the cosmetic oils and butters can make the bottom of your tub a bit slippery. If you want to try out these fantastic bath and body recipes, then check these cosmetic recipes from Natures Garden. You can find all of these cosmetic recipes in the blog below as well as the links to their step by step directions. So, you can create any of these marvelous bath recipes to use and enjoy at home!

10 Bath Melt Recipes: Pumpkin Bath Melt Recipe

First, you can try out the lovely pumpkin bath melt recipeThese cute cosmetic recipes are perfect for the fall season. First, these bath melts are shaped like cute pumpkins, which is a fun for decorating around Halloween and Thanksgiving. Also, this bath recipe uses beautiful mica dust to provide a pretty shimmer. Not only are these bath recipes super cute, but these bath melts have some fantastic cosmetic ingredients. These bath recipes are full of skin nourishing cosmetic ingredients that will nourish your skin and leave your body rejuvenated.

Furthermore, these adorable pumpkin bath melt recipes include both the Pumpkin Pie Spice Blend Powder and the Pumpkin Seed Powder. These cosmetic herbs provide your skin with various nutrients that will leave your skin feeling soft and moisturized. Plus, this cosmetic recipe uses the sweet scent of our Caramel Apple Fragrance Oil. This fragrance oil has the aroma of a juicy apple that was dipped into warm, buttery caramel. So, this is a fantastic bath recipe that you can use to care for your skin and celebrate this lovely season!

10 Bath Melt Recipes: Tranquility Bath Melts Recipe10 Bath Melt Recipes: Tranquility Bath Melts Recipe

Also, you can try out the Tranquility Bath Melts Recipe. This peaceful recipe contains skin loving ingredients that will open the door for a stress free bath experience. First, this bath melt recipe contains butters and oils will nourish your skin as your soak in the tub. Further, this fantastic bath and body recipe includes whole chamomile flowers that are great for both relaxing the body and softening the skin. Furthermore, this cosmetic recipe is scented with the calming scent of Tranquil Oasis Fragrance Oil. This fragrance has a refreshing scent of cool citrus notes, French jasmine petal aroma, salty sea notes, and a base of exotic musk and bamboo. So, you can relax in the bath as your skin soaks in the nourishment of these cosmetic ingredients.

10 Bath Melt Recipes: Rose Violet Bath Melts Recipe10 Bath Melt Recipes: Rose Violet Bath Melts Recipe

Another great bath melt recipe that you can create with these cosmetic ingredients is the Rose Violet Bath Melts Recipe. First, this lovely bath recipe is scented with the aroma of our NG Rose & Violet Type Fragrance Oil. The aroma of this fragrance has the clean scent of wild rose, sweet violet, orange, musk, and a touch of coconut. Further, the lovely pink rose petals enhance the mood through the delicate scent and lovely, romantic appearance. Plus, these pretty bath melts are shaped like hearts and are topped with these lovely rose petals. Not only is this recipe pretty with a wonderful aroma, but this cosmetic recipe includes butters that will nourish the skin. Together these the cosmetic ingredients in this recipe will allow you to pamper yourself from head to toe! 

10 Bath Melt Recipes: Rose Petal Bath Melts Recipe10 Bath Melt Recipes: Rose Petal Bath Melts Recipe

If you enjoy the previous bath melt recipe, then you may want to try out the Rose Petal Bath Melts Recipe, too. Many of the cosmetic ingredients in this recipe will nourish and pamper the skin. Also, this bath and body recipe is naturally colored with parsley leaf powder. Plus, this cosmetic herb is full of vitamins and minerals that can inhibit the tumors and promote healthy skin. Further, this bath melt recipe is topped with the lovely rose petals, which are beautiful and have a lovely aroma. Plus, this cosmetic recipe is scented with the sweet aroma of Coco Mango Fragrance Oil, which has fruity notes on a rich base of vanilla, toasted coconut, and a hint of soft musk. So, this blend of cosmetic ingredients is perfect for unwinding and enjoying your night after a long day.

10 Bath Melt Recipes: Gourmet Chocolate Bath Melts Recipe10 Bath Melt Recipes: Gourmet Chocolate Bath Melts Recipe

Next, we have a bath and body recipe that is irresistible to chocolate lovers! Of course, our Gourmet Chocolate Bath Melts Recipe uses a candy mold to create bath melts to create sweet little chocolates. Further, this delicious bath recipe has a true, scrumptious scent of Gourmet Dark Chocolate Fragrance Oil. Plus, this delicious fragrance was enhanced by the true chocolate aroma of the cocoa powder herb. Not only does this cosmetic recipe smell like chocolate, but this lovely bath melt recipe has cosmetic oils and butters that will care for the skin. So, these cosmetic ingredients will nourish, moisturize, and soften the skin. This way you can eat some rich chocolate, soak in a chocolate scented bath, and unwind from the stresses of everyday life.

10 Bath Melt Recipes: Mood Enhance Bath Melts Recipe10 Bath Melt Recipes: Mood Enhance Bath Melts Recipe

Of course, these cosmetic recipes a perfect for relaxing in the tub and nourishing your skin. If you want a bath melt recipe that will completely pamper your body from head to toe, then you may want to try out our Mood Enhance Bath Melts Recipe. Firstly, we have the luscious cosmetic oils and butters. These lovely ingredients include coconut oil and cocoa butter, which will nourish and moisturize the skin.

Not only can you enjoy the benefits of the cosmetics oils and butters, but can find cosmetic benefits from the lovely red rose bud petals. These lovely herbs promote relaxation and have anti inflammatory properties. The relaxation properties are enhanced by the calming scent of the Aromatherapy Mood Enhance Fragrance Oil. This scented oil will provide a positive mood with the scent of uplifting floral notes, citrus aromas, floral middle notes of rose and lavender, earthy patchouli, and cedarwood. These wonderful cosmetic ingredients are perfect for enhancing the mood and unwinding after a long day.

10 Bath Melt Recipes: Calendula Bath Melts Recipe10 Bath Melt Recipes: Calendula Bath Melts Recipe

Another great bath and body recipe that you can make for your own bathtub is the Calendula Bath Melts Recipe. Although this bath melt recipe uses flower petals, this bath product uses Calendula flower petals. This fantastic herb can be useful for reducing inflammation and acne. Plus these flower petals have a refreshing floral scent. Not only do these flowers smell lovely, but our fragrance oil has a nice scent as well. So, you will love the beautiful, complex aroma of our Asian Pear and Lily Fragrance Oil. This fragrance has top notes of pear, apple, and leafy greenery followed by lovely floral middle notes with a base of pear nectar, musk, and peony flowers. This blend of lovely floral notes and skin softening cosmetic ingredients creates a bath soak that will pamper your senses.

10 Bath Melt Recipes: Clamshell Bath Melts Recipe10 Bath Melt Recipes: Clamshell Bath Melts Recipe

Additionally, you can create the lovely Clamshell Bath Melts Recipe. This bath melt recipe is another great bath and body recipe that includes flower petals. In this cosmetic recipe, we have lovely lavender flowers, which will provide a calming aroma as well as beneficial properties for your skin. Plus, this bath melt recipe blends the scent of fresh lavender along with the fresh aroma of Kismet Fragrance Oil. This enlightening fragrance oil has notes of sweet orange and lavender. These notes are followed by woodsy notes of patchouli, incense, and amber. So, this scented oil will help you relax and recharge. At the same time, the luscious oils and butters of this recipe will nourish your skin.

10 Bath Melt Recipes: White Chocolate Bath Melts Recipe10 Bath Melt Recipes: White Chocolate Bath Melts Recipe

If you like sweet white chocolate, then the scrumptious White Chocolate Bath Melts Recipe would be perfect for you. First of all, you can use the mango butter in this cosmetic recipe to nourish your skin. Further, these bath melts use real white chocolate. Some people have found that chocolate is useful for nourishing the skin. These properties are thought to help reduce signs of aging and rejuvenate your skin. Not only does this cosmetic bath melt recipe use real white chocolate wafers, but this bath recipe uses our White Chocolate Fragrance Oil. So, these simple bath melts will have an aroma of creamy cocoa butter, sweet marshmallow, meringue, white chocolate, and rich vanilla beans. So, you can enjoy the scrumptious scent of this sweet scented oil and nourishing skin benefits of the cosmetic ingredients of this bath and body recipe.

10 Bath Melt Recipes: Lemon Lavender Bath Melts Recipe10 Bath Melt Recipes: Lemon Lavender Bath Melts Recipe

Finally, we have our delightful Lemon Lavender Bath Melts Recipe that you can create for your own use. First, this bath and body recipe uses the stainless tart floater candle mold to create a pretty flower shape for you bath melts. Then, these bath melts are topped with whole lavender flowers. Not only these whole flower blossoms add to the beauty of this recipe as well as the numerous skin benefits.

Speaking of this recipe’s skin benefits, this wonderful cosmetic recipe includes both cosmetic oils and wholesale herbs that will pamper the skin. Of course, the various oils and butters in this skin care recipe are perfect for nourishing the body. Also, this bath melt recipe includes cosmetic herbs that will promote healthy skin, like lemon peel powder and whole lavender flowers. Further, these wholesale herbs enhance the lovely aroma of our Lemon Lavender Type Fragrance Oil. This bright, refreshing scented oil has notes of sweet orange and lemon. These scents are followed by notes of citrus, eucalyptus, and classic lavender. Lastly, this aroma has a base of orange blossoms with woodsy notes. So, this fantastic bath melt recipe is perfect for nourishing the skin and pampering your body as you enjoy the bath.

10 Bath Melt Recipes: Lemon Lavender Dessert

If you enjoy the aroma of this lemon lavender bath and body cosmetic recipe, then you may be interested in trying out a scrumptious dessert that has the same flavor. Say goodbye to boring, plain lemon bars, because this tasty recipe takes it up a notch. This delicious blend of refreshing lavender and fresh lemon is perfect for making these unique and delicious lemon bars. You will love this tasty twist on this tangy, sweet dessert recipe! So, check out the yummy recipe for Lavender Lemon Bars from Sugar Hero to learn exactly how you can create this scrumptious dessert recipe. 

10 Bath Melt Recipes: Ask Us Your Questions10 Bath Melt Recipes: Ask Us Your Questions

We hope that you enjoy these fun bath and body recipes. If you have any questions about any of our cosmetic recipes, then you can feel free to reach out to us for answers. There are a few different ways that you can reach out to ask us your questions. First, you can call us on our HUG line. We are available to answer any of your crafting questions. Also, you can chat with us in the Natures Garden store to learn more about these recipes. Lastly, you can reach out to us on our social media pages. You can find us on our Facebook page. Also, you can use the handle @ngscents to find us on Twitter and Instagram. Not only can you ask your questions on social media, but you can share your opinions and cosmetic recipes.

Oct
11

What is Passion Flower Used For


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What is Passion Flower Used For?What is Passion Flower Used For?

You may be wondering what our passion flower botanical herb is. Also, you may wonder what is passion flower used for. This second question is especially important for making homemade bath and body recipes! If you are curious, then this is the perfect cosmetic blog for you to use and find out! Of course, Passion Flower from Natures Garden Candle and Soap Supplier is perfect for creating bath and body recipes. Plus, there are all kinds of other cosmetic and medicinal benefits that this herb can provide you. So, there are all kinds of ways that you can use this herb. In this blog, you can learn all about the different benefits that you can have from this botanical herb.

What is Passion Flower Used For?: Growing ConditionsWhat is Passion Flower Used For?: Growing Conditions

Although the passion flower looks beautiful and exotic, it is can actually be found in the United States. Since this unique floral herb can be found in many parts of this country, it is able to survive the colder conditions of winter.  Specifically, this delightful plant will survive best in Hardiness Zone 6. If you are interested in growing this plant for yourself, then check out the link below this blog to a map for areas of the US where this plant thrives! Although these plants can survive the winter months, they will lose their leaves. However, you can bring your plant indoors to bloom all winter long. 

Passionflowers like to be put in an area with either indirect sun or full sun. Also, these climbing vine plants prefer soil that is well draining and make sure that the soil is not too wet. So, keep the soil moist but try not to make the soil soaking wet. It is important to plant your passion flower close to something that the vines can climb, like a fence, trellis, or wall. Though your plant won’t require any pruning, you can prune after flowers emerge to keep the desired shape.

What is Passion Flower Used For?: Industrial Uses

There are many ways that you can use passion flower to create fantastic recipes. First, you can include this lovely cosmetic herb in all kinds of bath and body recipes. Also, there are scrumptious passion flower tea recipes that you can make with this wholesale herb. Furthermore, this botanical herb has all kinds of medicinal benefits that you can utilize. So, there are all kinds of ways that you can utilize the wonderful properties of this pretty herb flower.

What is Passion Flower Used For?: Bath and Body UsesWhat is Passion Flower Used For?: Bath and Body Uses

One way that you can use this wonderful cosmetic herb is to create all kinds of wonderful bath and body recipes. This cosmetic herb can provide your products with all kinds of benefits for your hair and skin. So, you can either add this herb whole or you can create an herbal infusion with our skin loving passion flower herb. Either way, you can add this herb or infusion to your recipe for the benefits.  If you are interested in using this herb for making cosmetic recipes, then check out some of the benefits for your body!

What is Passion Flower Used For?: Bath and Body Benefits

Of course, the benefits of this cosmetic herb make it a fantastic cosmetic ingredient! For your  bath and body recipes, you can use this skin nourishing herb to create skin care products that will soothe the skin. So, you can use this cosmetic herb to help reduce redness and skin irritation. Also, this herb is known to reduce inflammation. So, this herbal cosmetic ingredient may be useful for treating minor rashes, eczema, and burns as well as many other inflammation based issues. Also, there are those that use the passion flower herb topically to reduce hemorrhoids and burns.  Plus, this herb can be useful for helping keep the skin moisturized.

Another great quality of this cosmetic herb is that it is safe for both sensitive skin and sensitive scalps. So, this is an herb that can be used in all kinds of different cosmetic recipes!

What is Passion Flower Used For?: Passionflower & Acai Berry Fragrance OilWhat is Passion Flower Used For?: Passionflower & Acai Berry Fragrance Oil

A great fragrance to pair with this nourishing herb is the Passionflower & Acai Berry Fragrance Oil. This fragrance is a perfectly feminine blend of floral and fruit scents that is unique and absolutely gorgeous. This scent has a perfect blend of island passion flower, red currant, mandarin, acai berries, sweet plumeria, green leaves, Hawaiian jasmine, and orange flowers. Further, the scent finishes with a touch of amber that really brings this sweet, tropical aroma together. So, the refreshing aroma of this herb is truly enhanced by this wonderful passion flower fragrance oil.

What is Passion Flower Used For?: Food and BeveragesWhat is Passion Flower Used For?: Food and Beverages

One way that you can incorporate this herb into your diet is to create an herbal tea. This tea is said to have a sweet, grassy aroma. Also, the tea is said to have an herbal taste that has notes of grassiness and toasted oats. While the tea doesn’t actually use the flower portion of the plant, it does include other parts of the plant, like the leaves and stems. This part of the plant has the fantastic benefits that are perfect for gaining the calming beneficial properties that this herb is known for.

Although you can create an herbal tea with this plant, it is more common for people to eat the freshly ripened fruit of this plant. These scrumptious fruits will ripen in late spring or autumn and are a yellow-orange in color.  The flesh inside the fruit is said to have a taste that is both sweet and slightly tart. While the yellow pulp is the flavorful part, the seeds are edible, too.

What is Passion Flower Used For?: Medicinal UsesWhat is Passion Flower Used For?: Medicinal Uses

Of course, you can create passion flower recipes to provide yourself with some medicinal benefits for your body. You use this wholesale herb can create an herbal tea, an infusion, or even add the extract to a smoothie extract. Regardless, you can add this cosmetic herb to your typical diet to potentially promote your health. Also, you may even be able to use this herb to relieve symptoms of certain ailments. Traditionally, this herb has been used as a sedative, so the herb is sure to have calming properties for the body. If you would like to find out how these properties can benefit your body, then check below to find out all the ways that this herb could possibly help you!

What is Passion Flower Used For?: Medicinal Benefits

This fantastic herb has properties of cooling, calming, and soothing that are fantastic for helping with many different issues. First, this cosmetic herb is able to help promote a certain hormone, GABA, that may be useful for dealing with many issues, like insomnia, depression, anger, and hormone related headaches. Anyone that is seeking a more natural alternative to hormone therapy may want to give this herb a try!

Another wonderful property of this medicinal herb is that it can be useful for calming the body. First, this cosmetic herb has been used by some to help reduce symptoms of anxiety. Not only can you use this herb to calm your body during the day, but this herb can be used to promote better sleep. So, some people will use this herb to reduce symptoms of insomnia. Further, the passion flower herb has the ability to reduce spasms, twitching, or muscle tension, as it will slightly repress the central nervous system.

Plus, this cosmetic herb can be useful for dealing  with physical pain and easing head aches. Further, this herb has been useful for dealing with menstrual cramps as well as premenstrual symptoms. Also, it is thought that you can use the GABA promoting benefits of this herb to lower your blood pressure. Further, some find that this herb can be useful for helping reduce issues with irregular heartbeats, heart failure, and heart palpitations.

What is Passion Flower Used For?: Other UsesWhat is Passion Flower Used For?: Other Uses

Some people have found that this calming herb can be used as a natural remedy for ADD and ADHD. So, including this herb in your diet is thought to help reduce some of the symptoms brought on by this disorder. According to WebMD, this botanical herb can be as effective as a low dose of a prescription drug. So, this may be a nice, herbal alternative to test out for those that may be wary of medication.

Another benefit that some people have found for the passion flower herb is that it can be useful for dealing with menopause. This is because passion flower is promoting the hormone gamma-aminobutyric acid, which is also known as GABA. So, this botanical herb can help you with some of the symptoms that come along with menopause. Specifically, this herb can help with menopause issues that are  related to the vasomotor system. So, it may be useful for you to try this medicinal herb for dealing with either hot flashes or night sweats.

What is Passion Flower Used For?: History of Naming the Passion Flower

Although the name “Passion Flower” may suggest that this beautiful flower would be an aphrodisiac or have a romantic origin, that isn’t actually how the flower got its name. Instead, this flower was named for its unique characteristics and symbolism. Christian Missionaries in Peru found quite a bit of symbolism in the flower and named it for the Passion of Christ. The five petals and five sepals were thought to represent the ten disciples. Also, the purple corona of the flower was thought to represent the crown of thorns. If you want to learn even more lore for this flower, then check out Myth and Symbolism of the Passion Flower for even more of the interesting history around this herb.

What is Passion Flower Used For?: Where to Grow a Passion Flower Plant

If you live in the United States and are interested in growing your own Passion Flower vine, then check out this map from the USDA web site! This handy map shows you the areas in the US where the passion flower grows naturally. So, keeping your plant alive outdoors in these areas shouldn’t be too difficult! Other areas where the plant is not common may require a bit more work for care. Alternatively, you can grow your plant indoors. So, you aren’t completely out of luck due to where you live!

What is Passion Flower Used For?: Ask Us Your QuestionsWhat is Passion Flower Used For?: Ask Us Your Questions

If you have any more questions about using the passion flower herb or any other of our cosmetic herbs and spices in your bath and body recipes, then feel free to reach out and ask us! You can reach out to us at the store, on the phone, and on our social media pages. First, we have a Natures Garden Facebook page. Also, you can use our handle @ngscents to find us on Twitter and Instagram. Also, you can use our social media to share your opinions and your own creations. Have fun creating your various bath and body recipes and we hope to hear from you soon!

What is Passion Flower Used For?: Reminder About Our Herbs

Natures Garden sells our herbs, like the Passion Flower herb, for external use only. We do not sell our herbs as food items. The information we provide is for educational purposes only. This information is not intended to diagnose, cure, treat, or prevent any disease. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Be sure that you keep all herbs out of reach of your children and pets. If you are a pregnant and/or lactating woman, then you should take special care when handling this cosmetic herb. It is especially important as this herb has been known to stimulate the womb.  Natures Garden accepts no responsibility (written or implied) for any products you make with our herbs. All testing is the responsibility of the customer.

Oct
10

Pumpkin Bath Melts Recipe


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Pumpkin Bath Melts RecipePumpkin Bath Melts Recipe

When summer starts to melt into fall, crafters of all kinds start looking for new things to create for their friends, family or customers. When it comes to bath and body products, Nature’s Garden always has some fun, new ideas to help inspire you! This Pumpkin Bath Melts recipe is a perfect example! They are super simple and quick to make! This recipe makes 13 bath melts. Not only would these make adorable gift bag treats, but they could also enhance a pumpkin-themed gift basket.

These shimmery pumpkins are full of skin softening ingredients such as Mango, Cocoa Butter and Pumpkin Seed Oil. They also smell of our yummy Caramel Apple Fragrance oil and a little bit of pumpkin pie spice blend to help enhance the scent of fall! Plus, these little guys have some mica for added color and pop! We are sure that you will be hooked on making these sweet little guys for everybody around you!

Pumpkin Bath Melts Recipe: A little Bit of Pumpkin HistoryPumpkin Bath Melts Recipe: A little Bit of Pumpkin History

Pumpkins have been a part of history for quite sometime. In fact, they were a staple in early American diets and not in pumpkin pie! The oldest evidence of pumpkins were in pumpkin-related seeds dating between 7000 and 5500 B.C. and were found in Mexico. Then, only the seeds were eaten as the pumpkins flesh was too bitter to be eaten. However, with cultivation, pumpkins began to develop a sweeter taste and became a Native American staple. Pumpkin was dried, stewed, baked and roasted. When the pumpkin had been hollowed out, they could be used as a water vessels, storage containers or even bowls.

Pumpkins were such a large part of some Native American food culture. They were actually part of a growing process the Indians called “The Three Sisters”. The sisters were corn, pumpkins and beans. These vegetables were planted together, each one benefiting the other as they grew. Nowadays, pumpkins are a natural fall icon, used mostly for Jack O’ Lanterns, or fall decorating. These pumpkins are mass produced and not edible in the least, although there are still pumpkins grown strictly for eating. These are smaller, denser and sweeter tasting and perfect for those Thanksgiving pumpkin pies and cakes!

Pumpkin Bath Melts Recipe: Some of The IngredientsPumpkin Bath Melts Recipe: Some of The Ingredients

Before we get started on the bath melts, let’s get familiar with some of the ingredients! Mango Butter is a luscious ingredient when using in bath and body products. It has a nice, silky texture that will add some wonderful skin softening and hydration to your bath treats! Plus, this butter is said to reduce signs of aging by reducing wrinkle formations!

Pumpkin Bath Melts Recipe: Pumpkin Seed OilPumpkin Bath Melts Recipe: Pumpkin Seed Oil

What better oil to put in your pumpkin bath melts than Pumpkin Seed Oil. This is actually a very good oil for bath products. Pumpkin seed oil is loaded with nutrients:  Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids, Vitamins E, A, and C, and it is rich in the mineral zinc. This oil absorbs beautifully in to your skin and will not leave a greasy, oily feeling.  Pumpkin seed oil is also helpful in repairing dry, damaged skin.

Pumpkin Bath Melts Recipe: Pumpkin Seed PowderPumpkin Bath Melts Recipe: Pumpkin Seed Powder

You don’t often see recipes that use Pumpkin Seed Powder, but this powder is a wonderful addition to bath and body recipes. Not only are pumpkin seeds yummy to snack on, but they contain an array of nutrients which are beneficial to your body, inside and out! Pumpkin seeds contain 18 amino acids, omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids, phosphorus, manganese, magnesium, zinc, iron, copper, and vitamin K.  When used in cosmetics, pumpkin seed powder is perfect for its antioxidant, nourishing, and skin softening properties.

Pumpkin Bath Melts Recipe: Pumpkin Pie Spice PowderPumpkin Bath Melts Recipe: Pumpkin Pie Spice Powder

Pumpkin Pie Spice Powder doesn’t have to be saved for baking anymore! This yummy spice blend of cinnamon, clove, nutmeg and ginger can add wonderful natural color and scent to soaps, bath bombs and even soaps!

Pumpkin Bath Melts Recipe: Caramel Apple Fragrance OilPumpkin Bath Melts Recipe: Caramel Apple Fragrance Oil

Natures Garden’s Caramel Apple fragrance oil smells like the real thing! A big, juicy red apple dipped in warm, buttery caramel! In fact, the fragrance oil makes these bath melts smell like candy that you could eat! Don’t be tempted to take a lick!

 

 

 

Pumpkin Bath Melts Recipe: Ingredients Available At Nature’s Garden

Pumpkin Bath Melts Recipe: Other Ingredients and Equipment You Will Need

  • Scale
  • Pots (2 for double boiler)
  • Spatula
  • Stovetop

Pumpkin Bath Melts Recipe: Total Recipe Weights

  • 57 grams Palm Oil
  • 42 grams Mango Butter
  • 113 grams Cocoa Butter Golden Natural
  • 15 grams Pumpkin Seed Oil
  • 6 grams White Beeswax
  • 4 grams Caramel Apple Fragrance Oil
  • 2 grams Pumpkin Seed Powder
  • 2 grams Pumpkin Pie Spice Blend Powder
  • 1 gram Diamond Dust Mica
  • 1 gram 24 K Gold Mica

Pumpkin Bath Melts Recipe: Before You Get Started

Prior to starting on your bath melts, it’s always a good idea to take a few precautionary steps. First, clean and sanitize your work area. Make sure that you have all your ingredients within easy reach and that you also have enough room to work in. Also, make sure your equipment and utensils are also clean and sanitized. We also suggest wearing a hair net and protective clothing when preparing this recipe.  These steps will ensure that you can work smoothly without any interruptions in your creating. Now, we can get started on your recipe!

Pumpkin Bath Melts Recipe: Prepare Your Double Boiler

You will be using a double boiler to melt your waxes and butters, so you will want to get that ready. If you are familiar with how a double boiler works, you can skip this part and move on to the next step. If not, we can give a quick tutorial on setting one up. Double boilers are easy to create. You will need 2 different sized pots, preferably ones that you no longer use for cooking. One pot should be smaller than the other, so that it can fit inside the larger one. In the larger pot, place a few inches of water. To the smaller pot, you will add your waxes and butters. Then you will place the smaller pot into the larger pot to allow the butters and waxes to melt.

Pumpkin Bath Melts Recipe: Prepping the Wax, Oils and ButtersPumpkin Bath Melts Recipe: Prepping the Wax, Oils and Butters

Once you have the outside pot heating on the heat source, you will weigh out the wax, oils and butters to the smaller pot. Place your clean pot on the scale, tare out the weight and weigh in 57 grams of Palm Oil, 42 grams of Mango Butter, 113 grams of Cocoa Butter Golden Natural, 6 grams of White Beeswax and 15 grams of Pumpkin Seed Oil.

 

 

Pumpkin Bath Melts Recipe: Melting the Wax, Oils and Butters

Place the smaller pot inside the larger pot. Now you will melt the oils, butters and wax on a gentle heat, stirring occasionally, until everything is melted and combined. Once everything is nicely melted, you can turn off your heat and remove the inner pot and set it aside for the moment.

Pumpkin Bath Melts Recipe: Prepping the Powders, Micas and Fragrance OilPumpkin Bath Melts Recipe: Prepping the Powders, Micas and Fragrance Oil

While you are waiting for the butters to melt, you can prep the powders and micas. So to a small bowl that is placed on your scale, weigh in 2 grams of pumpkin seed powder, 2 grams of pumpkin pie spice blend powder, 1 gram of Diamond Dust Mica, 1 gram of 24K Gold Mica and 4 grams of Caramel Apple fragrance oil.  Mix this together using a spoon until everything is incorporated.

 

Pumpkin Bath Melts Recipe: Combining All the IngredientsPumpkin Bath Melts Recipe: Combining All the Ingredients

Now that your butters and waxes are melted, you can combine the mixed powders and fragrance oil in with the butters. Stir this mixture well until everything is well incorporated.

 

 

 

 

Pumpkin Bath Melts Recipe: Pouring the Bath MeltsPumpkin Bath Melts Recipe: Pouring the Bath Melts

Now that everything is fully mixed, you will be pouring them into the mold. Have your mold setting in front of you and carefully pour the mixture into each cavity.

 

 

 

 

Pumpkin Bath Melts Recipe: Allowing the Melts to Set Up

Next, you will need to allow your bath melts to set up a bit. You want them to have a “film” over the top before attempting to move them. This should not take very long. Once they are set, you can move them to the freezer. Allow the bath melts to set in the freezer for about 30 minutes. Then, you can remove them from the freezer and pop them out of their mold.

 

 

Pumpkin Bath Melts Recipe: Ready to UsePumpkin Bath Melts Recipe: Ready to Use

Your Pumpkin Bath Melts are ready to use! Simply place one melt under warm, running bath water, sit back and unwind after a long day! Enjoy the scent of spice and caramel in the air! Use bath melts with caution, however! They can and will make your bath tub slippery! Also, we do not recommend shipping these to your customers in warm climates. Bath melts will simply melt with skin contact due to body heat.

 

Pumpkin Bath Melts Recipe: That’s All For Today

We hope you enjoyed reading and learning about our newest fall bath treat! These Pumpkin Bath Melts are sure to please everybody that appreciates wonderful products that help nourish your skin and smell amazing!  Whether you create these little pumpkins for yourself, family, friends or clients, they are sure to be an annual treat that everyone will love and want.

Pumpkin Bath Melts Recipe: More Fun Pumpkin Treats

If you are looking for some more fun pumpkin themed bath and body recipes, Nature’s Garden has a plethora of recipes to choose from. From body scrub to soaps, they are easy to make and would make a lovely fall themed gift basket!

Pumpkin Eggnog Foaming Sugar Scrub RecipePumpkin Eggnog Foaming Sugar Scrub Recipe

This Pumpkin Eggnog Foaming Sugar Scrub is quick and easy to make! Our whipped soap base and a bit of sugar, you can have this scrub whipped up in no time. The inspiration for this sugar scrub is our Pumpkin Eggnog fragrance oil. It has a wonderfully warm, sugary pumpkin vanilla scent!

Pumpkin Puree Cold Process Soap RecipePumpkin Puree Cold Process Soap Recipe

If you like to make Cold Process soap, we have a lovely Pumpkin Puree Cold Process soap recipe that uses real pumpkin puree as one of the ingredients. Pumpkin puree adds a wonderful natural, deep orange color to the soap. The pumpkin fragrance we chose is our yummy Pumpkin Apple Butter. This scent is a wonderful combination of apples, pears, cinnamon, clove and vanilla.

Pumpkin Cheesecake Wax Melts RecipePumpkin Cheesecake Wax Melts Recipe

If you are looking to have a candle addition to your bath time gift basket, our Pumpkin Cheesecake Wax Melts are perfect! Simple and quick to make, these wax melts look like a pumpkin treat to eat and they smell just as delicious! We used our Pillar of Bliss for the “chocolate crust” and “cheesecake” part of the wax melt and for the “whipped topping” we used Joy Wax! Of course we used our Pumpkin Cheesecake fragrance oil! A delicious scent of cinnamon, whipped cream, vanilla and rum!

Pumpkin Pie Candle RecipePumpkin Pie Candle Recipe

If you like to make candles, we have a Pumpkin Candle that is sure to make somebody think you made a Pumpkin Pie for dessert! This layered candle is easy to create using Joy Wax for the base of the candle and for the “whipped topping”. The finishing touch is a cute little pumpkin embed perched on top. The fragrance we scented this candle with is, of course, our Pumpkin Pie Spice. A true to it’s name scent that smells like the spice blend you add to the traditional fall treat.

We hope we have inspired you to create some fun pumpkin themed products for fall line-up! Check out some more pumpkin-themed bath and body products, or even some wax melts to help get you into the spirit of fall!

If you want to show off any creations that you make using any Nature’s Garden products give us a holler! You can post your products on our Facebook page, or find us on Instagram (@ngscents) or on Twitter (@ngscents) Nothing makes us more excited then seeing what our customers have been up too! We can’t wait to hear from you!