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Mar
20

Five Bath Salt Recipes


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Five Bath Salt RecipesFive Bath Salt Recipes

We are excited to be sharing five new bath salt recipes with you all today! Each of these bath salts use only a few ingredients and they have very simple steps to follow along with. These are a fun way to incorporate natural flowers, herbs, and powders into your handcrafted recipes. The herbal ingredients we chose to use contain a lot of benefits and are sure to soothe you and your skin during bath time. We also use these herbs from Natures Garden to make massage oil, bath melts, and sugar scrubs. Many other recipes use our powders as well, including facial masks, bath bombs, and cold process soap. You can also check out some of our soap making recipes to make your own soaps too. Now we can get started on making these five bath salt recipes!

The Benefits of Using a Bath Salt Recipe

If you have never used a bath salt before in your bath, then we will give you benefits that bath salts can provide to you. There are many natural minerals that are used in bath salts, and one of the benefits that you can get from using these is to draw out impurities from your skin. Also, if you are always working in outdoor environments, there are certain bath salts that you can make that will draw out different toxins, oil, and dirt from your skin. This will leave you with a sense of always feeling squeaky clean after every use. If you also have issues with blood circulation and are always feeling drained, then some bath salts can help circulate blood through your body.

Different Herbs that you Can Use in Your Bath Salt Recipe

Your options aren’t limited when it comes to the number of different herbs that you can use with your bath salts. Each herb contains its own share of benefits, and there are many available for you to use. One of the more popular herbs that you can use in your bath salts is lavender. Lavender, when used in bath salts, has been known to remove nervous tension, and relax the user. Another herb that can be used is rose petals. Rose petals have a natural oil that is secreted in warm water that keeps skin moisturized, soft, and glowing. There are many other herbs you can use and try to experiment with to create your own bath bomb recipe!

Pink Salt Bubble Bath RecipePink Salt Bubble Bath Recipe

This first recipe that will be showing you is meant to keep your skin feeling smooth and silky after taking a bath. The pink salt bubble bath recipe is wonderful. They only take a few ingredients, which have great benefits for the skin. To make this bath salt recipe, you will need to get the following ingredients, which can be found on the Natures Garden website:

  1. Himalayan Pink Salt Coarse Ground
  2. Epsom Salt
  3. Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate- SLSA
  4. Hyacinth Fragrance Oil
  5. 8 oz. Clear PET JAR
  6. White Straight Smooth Lid 70/400

Himalayan pink salt is known for its purity and for having so many minerals. There are also a lot of medical benefits believed to be associated with this salt. In this industry, it is commonly added to facial scrubs, salt scrubs, and bath bombs, such as with our Sangria Shimmer Bath Bomb. SLSA is a natural surfactant that provides plenty of foam and lather to cosmetic products, which are simply the perfect qualities to have for any bath. This pink salt bubble bath recipe is layered with one portion of Himalayan salt and the other portion a mix of Epsom salt and SLSA, each scented with Hyacinth fragrance oil.

Lavender and Rose Bath Salts RecipeLavender and Rose Bath Salts Recipe

Our next recipe is this beautiful bath salts floral combination. It brings together roses, lavender flowers, as well as elderflowers. These are just some of the herbs sold by Natures Garden.

  1. Epsom Salt
  2. Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate- SCI
  3. Rose Buds & Petals Red
  4. Lavender Flowers Whole Select
  5. Elder Flowers Whole
  6. Mica- DIAMOND DUST Pigment 1 oz
  7. Chance of a Lifetime Fragrance Oil
  8. Fillable Teabags

One of the main components of the floral bath salts recipe is roses. Roses are used all of the time in cosmetic products, soap, lotion, potpourri, and even in lip balms. They are so widely used since they are thought to induce relaxation, as well as for having anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties. We mentioned fillable teabags in the ingredients because of the flowers in these bath salts. Some people prefer to use a teabag with recipes like this in order to avoid herbs going down their drain. This is optional and is completely up to your personal preference. Another unique feature about this bath salt recipe is that it also uses whole lavender flowers. As mentioned above, lavender flowers can be used to reduce anxiety and induce a calming sensation for you. So, if you are ever stressed, then this bath salt recipe is perfect for soothing your mind.

Chamomile Bath Salts RecipeChamomile Bath Salts Recipe

1. Dead Sea Salt High Minerals Course Ground
2. Vanilla POWDER
3. Cashmere Type Fragrance Oil
4. Da BOMB Soap Dye- YELLOW 1 oz.
5. Chamomile Flowers German Whole
6. Calendula Flowers- Whole
7. Fillable Tea Bags with Pull Strings

Next, let’s look at the relaxing bath salts recipe. The Da BOMB soap dyes at Natures Garden perform phenomenally. They are water soluble liquid dyes that are safe to be used to color soap, slime, smelly jellies, as well as some bath products. For now, we sell these in blue, red, and yellow, which could also be mixed together to form additional colors. Once again, you can use a fillable tea bag to put the chamomile and calendula flowers so they do not go down your drain. An amazing benefit of using chamomile flowers in your bath salt is that it contains many great antioxidants. These antioxidants will help with protecting your skin from any external free radicals. Also, the chamomile will help you to relax when in the bathtub if you’ve had a rough day.

Bubble Bath Salts RecipeBubble Bath Salts Recipe

This bubble bath salts recipe is the perfect recipe to create if you enjoy dark hues of blue. The ingredients that make this amazing bath salt include:

Hawaiian Black Salt Coarse Ground
Epsom Salt
Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate (SLSA)
Mica- DIAMOND DUST Pigment 1 oz
NG Blue Hydrangea Type Fragrance Oil
Da BOMB Soap Dye- Red 1oz.
Da BOMB Soap Dye- Blue 1 oz.
FUN Soap Colorant- Ultramarine Violet 1oz.
8 oz. Clear PET JAR
White Straight Smooth Lid 70/400

These bath salts use really unique shades of blue. You can create these shades of colors using Da BOMB Soap Dye Blue colorant. Also, it blends well with the ultramarine fun soap colorant to make spectacular layers in the bath salt. A unique feature of this bath salt is the use of Hawaiian Black Salt Coarse Grounds. These coarse grounds are rich in potassium which is great in relaxing muscles and reducing the effects of muscle cramps. You will not want to get out of the bathtub after using this spectacular bath salt recipe. Also, to add a unique shiny gleam to the bath salt, we use Mica Diamond Dust Pigment to really make your bath shine with sparkly blues. So, try making this inexpensive bath salt recipe yourself from the comfort of your home, and reap in the benefits of this amazing bath salt.

Epsom Salt Bubble Bath RecipeEpsom Salt Bubble Bath Recipe

Lastly, the final recipe we want to share in this blog is our Epsom salt bubble bath recipe. The ingredients needed to make this recipe are:

Hawaiian Black Salt Coarse Ground
Epsom Salt
Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate- SLSA
NG Blue Hydrangea Type Fragrance Oil
FUN Soap Colorant- Ultramarine Violet 1 oz.
Da BOMB Soap Dye- RED 1oz.
Da BOMB Soap Dye- BLUE 1oz.
MICA- DIAMOND DUST Pigment 1oz
8 oz. Clear PET JAR
White Straight Smooth Lid 70/400

The Hawaiian black sea salt sold at Natures Garden is completely natural. This sea salt derives from the Pacific sea which allowed it to absorb many natural minerals. This bath salt uses NG Blue Hydrangea Type Fragrance Oil which will add a great floral scent to your bath. This fragrance oil captures the scent of a sun kissed hydrangea flower that perfectly replicates the Yankee scent. This recipe is wonderful to make in the springtime, because it will smell just like a flower bed in your bathroom while you are soaking in this bath salt. Just like all of the other bath salts, this bubble bath salt recipe will leave you feeling relaxed when you are finished using it.

Enjoy Your Bath Salts!

We hope that you enjoyed following along with us and learning how to make these five bath salt recipes! When you are ready to use them, simply pour some into your warm bath water and watch them dissolve into your water. As you can see, many of these bath salts contain their own unique colors and traits. There are many different benefits that many different herbs can bring to your bathing experience, and you can see them in the above descriptions. It’s not only as fun making these bath salt recipes, but you will enjoy soaking in them too, and we hope you enjoy these recipes!

Unique Uses for your Everyday Herbs

Since many of these bath salt recipes use herbs, here we are going to talk about many other unique uses for herbs that you can use for yourself. This article called “12 Unusual and Interesting Uses For Herbs” mentions different ways that you can use herbs, and some of them you probably haven’t ever heard of. Oregano is a common household herb that many people always use in their cooking, but little did they know it can be used to combat the common cold. The oil in oregano leaves can aid in the process of clearing your sinuses. Also, this oil has been known to aid in reducing inflammation. Also, if you always have a tendency to suffer from headaches, then peppermint is the right choice for you.

Disclaimers

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

The herbs sold by Natures Garden are for external use only. We do not sell them as food items. The information we provide is for educational purposes only. None of this is intended to treat, cure, diagnose, or prevent any disease. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Keep all herbs out of reach of children and pets. Pregnant women or women who are lactating should take special care when handling herbs. Natures Garden does not accept any responsibility, written or implied, for the products you make with our herbs. Prior testing is the responsibility of the customer.

Nov
06

Bubbling Reindeer Poo Bath Salts Recipe


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Bubbling Reindeer Poo Bath SaltsBubbling Reindeer Poo Bath Salts Recipe

The best time of the year is almost here! Spending time with family and exchanging gifts is always a huge part of the holidays. We at Natures Garden wanted to bring some joy to the holiday season this year and show you some fun recipes that you can create with your family! Our Bubbling Reindeer Poo Bath Salts recipe is the perfect Christmas craft to make for yourself, a family member, or a friend. These bath salts smell minty and refreshing while leaving your skin feeling super soft and silky. What could be better than that? Let’s get started on making these Bubbling Reindeer Poo Bath Salts!

Dead Sea SaltDead Sea Salt

In this recipe, you will be using Natures Garden’s Dead Sea Salt High Minerals Fine Ground salt. Dead Sea Salt is a dry, white crystal. This type of salt is named after the Dead Sea, which is found in Israel. The Dead Sea is made up of 29% salt, compared to a 4% salt content in oceans. It is known both for the health and medicinal benefits it brings, as well as the therapeutic effects and benefits it has. Each of these come from the minerals Dead Sea Salt consists of.

Benefits of Dead Sea Salt

Many properties and minerals that are beneficial to the human body can be found in Dead Sea Salt. These are magnesium, zinc, calcium, bromide, and potassium. Magnesium can help combat aging and stress and can calm the nervous system. Zinc is an anti-inflammatory, which soothes skin and helps reduce itching and any inflammation. Calcium can prevent water retention and increase circulation in the body. Bromide helps to reduce built up muscle retention. Lastly, potassium can provide energy to the body.

These minerals make it possible for Dead Sea Salt to be used in many different cosmetic products: soap bars, salt scrubs, bath bombs, air fresheners, and bath salts, which is what we will be discussing today. It is great for skin care treatment as well, including eczema, acne, psoriasis, and wrinkles. Natures Garden sells many other salts to make products from, including Epsom salt, Himalayan pink salt, and Hawaiian black salt. Now that you have a better understanding of the type of salt that will be used in this recipe, we can get into more details of the other ingredients involved.

Diamond Clear Melt Diamond Clear Melt and Pour SoapPour Soap

Another ingredient that we will be working with is the one of our mp soap bases. Natures Garden Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap is made up of 99.5% glycerin and coconut oil that has been purely deodorized and doubly distilled. These ingredients ensure that it is highly moisturizing with superior lathering qualities. All of our soap is gluten free, are not tested on animals, and do not contain any sort of animal fats. This soap is extremely easy to work with because all you have to do is melt it, add fragrance, add color, pour into molds, and take them out once they have cooled.

 

Reindeer Poo Fragrance OilReindeer Poo Fragrance Oil

Our Reindeer Poo Fragrance Oil is a scent that is original to Natures Garden.  This is one of our best selling fragrances! Since Christmas time is coming up, this is a great scent to add to your creations to bring in the true feeling of the season. It is a complex note fragrance, which means that there are multiple layers to the scents that it emits. The opposite of complex note fragrances are single note fragrances, such as strawberry. A single note fragrance has only one scent throughout it, with no variation between layers, which is very unlike this one. The top notes of Reindeer Poo are apples and pears. The middle notes you will experience are eucalyptus, pine, and geranium. The base notes of this fragrance include vanilla, cedar wood, and patchouli. Eucalyptus and pine really give off the smell of a Christmas tree and are the most prominent in this oil. When they are all combined, it creates a holiday-filled scentsation.

Ingredients Found At Natures Garden:

BUBBLING REINDEER POO BATH SALTS RECIPE

Other Ingredients & Equipment You’ll Need:
Mixing Bowls (3)
Mixing Spoon
Spatula
Microwave
Cake Pan
Wax Paper

Total Recipe Weights:

120 grams Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap
186 grams Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate- SCI
744 grams Dead Sea Salt
52 grams Reindeer Poo Fragrance Oil
10 drops Brown Oxide FUN Soap Colorants
6 drops Black Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
4 grams Ultramarine Blue FUN Soap Colorant

Before you start on making this recipe, it is important to make sure you have a clean and sanitized work area. Also wash your hands and sanitize all of your packaging materials. We also suggest that you wear gloves, protective clothing, and a hair net while preparing this recipe.

Preparing the Melt and Pour SoapPreparing the Melt and Pour Soap

Preparing our melt and pour soap is the first thing we are going to do for this recipe. We want to color it brown in order for it to be used as the poo portion of our final product. Use a scale to weigh out 120 grams of the diamond clear melt and pour soap. Then, you are going to melt the soap base in the microwave in 30 second intervals, until it is in a liquid state.  Once it has had enough time to fully melt, add ten drops of the black oxide colorant and six drops of the brown oxide FUN Soap Colorant. Our soap colorants do not take too much of an application to create the pigment you are looking for. In fact, 1/2 ounce of our liquid soap colorants will cover ten pounds of soap! After it has been added, stir your new mixture to incorporate the colorants fully.

Incorporating Natures Garden Reindeer Poo Fragrance OilIncorporating Natures Garden Reindeer Poo Fragrance Oil

Next, you are going to add six grams of the Reindeer Poo Fragrance Oil. Then, once again, mix everything together to blend the fragrance oil. Let’s get into the specific properties of this fragrance!

Pour the Soap Into Your MoldPour the Soap Into Your Mold

Now, we are going to pour the melted soap base, in a thin layer, either onto a pan that is lined with wax paper or into a silicone mold.  We decided to use the four cavities of the silicone 4 loaf soap mold.  Allow the soap enough time to get mostly setup.  You will need to give it time to set up without waiting too long, or it will no longer be warm.

A Variety of Molds

There are so many different molds to choose from at Natures Garden! If you wanted to make this recipe even more fun, you could use something besides the silicone 4 loaf soap mold to let your soap form in, such as embeds. We sell some different molds that can make this recipe even better for the holidays! Some of the options that we have are our Christmas Tree and Bulbs Embed Mold, Small Cross Embed Mold, Ornament Embed Mold, and our Gingerbread Man Mold Market Molds. Using any one of these molds could take these bath salts or other candle and body product recipes you are creating to the next level! We have many other non-holiday molds to choose from as well, you can find all of our soap molds here.

Shaping the MP SoapShaping the Soap

Now, use your hands to rip the molded soap into strips that are approximately ½” x 3”. We would not suggest using a knife to slice the soap because you do not want it to look too perfect or pristine. By ripping it, it looks more natural. After you have ripped your soap into these strips, roll them up and place them between the palms of your hands. Then, roll them between the palms of your hands rapidly to give them the look of natural poo. Keep repeating this process until all of your soap has been used.

Creating the Powdered Snow PortionCreating the Powdered Snow Portion

Finally, we will create the powdered portion of this recipe! First, you will need two bowls.  One will remain white in color, while the other will be colored blue.  To make the powdered portions, start by adding 372 grams of Dead Sea Salt to each bowl. Then, add 23 grams of Natures Garden Reindeer Poo Fragrance Oil. Finally, you will need to add 93 grams of Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate to each bowl. This is a sodium salt ester or a fatty acid that derives from coconut oil. It creates a wetness, it solubilizes oils, and reduces surface tension. It can also be used to help with the property of foaming, which makes this product helpful.

Add the Blue Colorant to the Bath SaltsAdd the Blue Colorant to the Bath Salts

Next, you are going to add four grams of the Ultramarine Blue FUN Soap Colorant.  Use your hands to combine the contents of each bowl separately. Start with the bowl that will remain white in color. Mix each of the bowls until all of the contents are fully mixed and ensure that each of them are free of any clumps.

Incorporating the Reindeer Poo Melt and Pour SoapIncorporating the Reindeer Poo Melt and Pour Soap

Now, we will add to our mixture the reindeer poo that we rolled out and formed.  Make sure that you save a few of these pieces for the top of the jars when the bath salts recipe is completed. You will want these for the final look to turn out perfectly!

 

Finishing the Bubbling Reindeer Poo Bath Salts!Finishing the Bubbling Reindeer Poo Bath Salts!

Finally, we will begin adding our mixture to our jars. This recipe creates enough product to fill four 8 ounce jars. This is a perfect amount of bath salts because you can give three as gifts and keep one for yourself! Begin by scooping a layer of white powder mixture into your first jar. Then, add a layer of blue.  Continue layering until you have filled your jar.  Lastly, place a few of the pieces of poo on top.  Then, move on, filling your remaining jars.

Your homemade bubbling reindeer poo bath salts are now ready for you, friends, and family to use!  When you are ready to use them, simply place a few scoops from the jar under your warm running bath water, it will break apart and create a bubble bath!

Reindeer Poo CandleMore Fun With Reindeer Poo Fragrance Oil

If you enjoy making this bath salts recipe, we have a couple more things that you can make using Natures Garden Reindeer Poo fragrance oil! The first is our Reindeer Poo Candle Recipe, which has two layers to it. The first layer is a blue dyed palm wax, while the second is Joy Wax that resembles the white snow. To top it off, we added reindeer poo along with cute little reindeer embeds! This craft can be fun to make either for yourself or it can be given as a gift.

Reindeer Poo Scented Play DoughThe second recipe that you can try out different from the bath salts is our Scented Play Dough Recipe. This could be a great activity to do with families and children around the holidays. It will create five colored and scented play dough balls to play and make crafts with. The colors we used are red, blue, cream, green, and yellow. The scents that we used with fragrance oils are Cotton Headed Ninny Muggin, Jack Frost, Snowman Balls, Mrs. Claus Cookies, and Reindeer Poo. We hope that these give you a better idea of the different and fun ways that this fragrance oil can be used for the holiday season!

More Christmas Fun

We have several more recipes to show you for Christmas time! Some of these include our Christmas Bath Cookies Recipe, Scented Twig Centerpiece Recipe, and Wine Sugar Scrub Recipe. These use three more of Natures Garden Christmas fragrance oils: Christmas Cookies, Christmas Tree, and Christmas Cabernet. We have plenty more fragrance oils that create Christmas fun and memories! Some of them are Christmas Splendor, Christmas Cravings, Christmas Wreath, and Christmas Cabin! The best time of the year can become even better when using these ingredients to create homemade products that make perfect gifts that are versatile for children, women, and men alike. For even more Christmas craft ideas check out these ideas from Happiness is Homemade.

Mar
06

Pink Salt Bubble Bar Recipe


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Pink Salt Bubble Bar RecipePink Salt Bubble Bar Recipe

You are going to love this next bath and beauty recipe from Natures Garden! Our Pink Salt Bubble Bar Recipe uses pink Himalayan salt and both mica pigments to create a gorgeous bubble bar recipe. Not only does the pink salt look pretty, but it is perfect for a salt soak. There are so many benefits for adding salts to your bath. For example, Himalayan salt is great for reducing aches and pains, especially in the muscles. So, you can use a fun bubble bar and have a relaxing soak, too.

Pink Salt Bubble Bar Recipe: Supplies at Natures Garden

Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate
Sodium Bicarbonate- Baking Soda
Cream of Tartar
Corn Starch
Rain Fragrance Oil
Rice Bran Oil
Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant
Vegetable Glycerin
Himalayan Pink Salt- Fine Ground
Himalayan Pink Salt- Coarse Ground
24k Gold Mica Pigment
Diamond Dust Mica Pigment

Pink Salt Bubble Bar Recipe: Other Ingredients and Equipment Needed

Mixing Spoon
Parchment Paper or Silicone Baking Mat
Scale (Grams)
Knife
Three Mixing Bowls
Rolling Pin
Craft Brush

Pink Salt Bubble Bar Recipe: Total Recipe Weights of Ingredients

410 grams of the Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate
460 grams of the Sodium Bicarbonate- Baking Soda
224 grams of the Cream of Tartar
72 grams of the Corn Starch
200 grams of the Vegetable Glycerin
24 grams of the Rice Bran Oil
14 grams of the Spring Rain Fragrance Oil
3 drops of the FUN Soap Colorant Tomato Red
10 grams of the Pink Salt Fine Ground
20 grams of the Pink Salt Coarse Ground
Sprinkle of the 24k Gold Mica Pigment (less than a gram)
Sprinkle of the Diamond Dust Mica Pigment (less than a gram)

Pink Salt Bubble Bar Recipe: Preparing Your Work Space

Before you start, we would like to suggest that you make a few preparations. A pair of gloves is recommended, as you will need to mix with your hands. An apron may be useful to protect your clothing.  Also, a hair net and face mask are recommended. Second, you are going to want to prepare all your ingredients and supplies for this recipe. This will ensure that the project runs smoothly and you have all the materials that you need. Finally, you should clean your work space and equipment to make sure that your recipe will be clean and free of dirt.

Pink Salt Bubble Bar Recipe: Weighing the Dry Ingredients

First, we are going to combine all of your dry ingredients into one of your mixing bowls. So, get a medium or large mixing bowl ready. Also, you will need a gram scale in order to measure these ingredients. Then, to your bow,l weigh out 460 grams of the Baking Soda, 410 grams of the Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, 224 grams of the Cream of Tartar, and 72 grams of the Corn Starch.

Pink Salt Bubble Bar Recipe: Mixing the Dry IngredientsPink Salt Bubble Bar Recipe: Mixing the Dry Ingredients

Next, you are going to mix these previously measured ingredients together. You will need to make sure that these dry ingredients are mixed together well before moving on to the next step. Also, make sure you break up any clumps in the powders. This will ensure that each essential ingredient is evenly dispersed and clump-free throughout your entire batch.

Pink Salt Bubble Bar Recipe: Weighing the Wet IngredientsPink Salt Bubble Bar Recipe: Weighing the Wet Ingredients

Now, you are going to weigh your wet ingredients. You can do this part of the recipe one of two ways. You could weigh your ingredients into a small bowl and transfer them into your large mixing bowl of dry ingredients. Alternatively, you can measure the wet ingredients into the same mixing bowl as your dry ingredients. Either way you will need to measure out 200 grams of the vegetable glycerin, 24 grams of the rice bran oil, and 14 grams of the Spring Rain Fragrance Oil.

Pink Salt Bubble Bar Recipe: Combining the Wet and Dry IngredientsPink Salt Bubble Bar Recipe: Combining the Wet and Dry Ingredients

Now that both your wet and dry ingredients have been measured into your large mixing bowl you are ready to mix. Use your clean, gloved hands to mix together all of your ingredients. It is important that you mix these together well because you will be dividing the dough into portions. So, you will want to make sure that each portion has about the same amount of the ingredients.

Pink Salt Bubble Bar Recipe: Separating the Batch

Next, you are going to be separating your mixed bubble bar dough into two equal portions. So, grab your two other mixing bowls. You will need to put half of your batch into each of the bowls. You can eyeball the amounts or measure them if your would prefer. But, you just need to make sure that there is about half in each bowl.

Pink Salt Bubble Bar Recipe:Preparing the White PortionPink Salt Bubble Bar Recipe:Preparing the White Portion

The white portion of your batch is very simple to prepare. The hardest part is making sure that this bowl contains about half of the total dough. After, you have divided up your batch just roll the uncolored bubble bar into a ball. You can leave this white bubble bar dough ball in this bowl until we are ready to roll out the layers. So, you can move on to preparing the other half of this recipe.

Pink Salt Bubble Bar Recipe: Preparing the Pink PortionPink Salt Bubble Bar Recipe: Finish Preparing the Pink Portion

The second portion of the bubble bar dough is going to a bit more fun. While the first portion of this recipe was left uncolored, this section is going to be made a pretty shade of pink. Plus, this half of the bubble bar dough even uses Himalayan Pink Salt. This will create a pretty pink layer that would be wonderful for a diy salt soak. So, lets get started on creating the fun half of this bubble bar recipe!

Pink Salt Bubble Bar Recipe: Adding the Colorant to the Pink PortionPink Salt Bubble Bar Recipe: Adding the Colorant to the Pink Portion

Now, you are going to prepare the other half of your bubble bar dough. So, take this second half and add in three drops of the Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant. This amount is perfect for giving us a pretty shade of pink for this layer of the bubble bar. You will need to use your gloved hands to mix this color into the dough evenly. You will want to want sure that you don’t have any specks of dye left unincorporated. 

Pink Salt Bubble Bar Recipe: Adding the Colorant to the Pink PortionPink Salt Bubble Bar Recipe: Adding the Colorant to the Pink Portion

Now that this portion is colored, you will need to finish up this half of the batch. First, you are going to add in the Himalayan Pink Salt to your dough. So, weigh out 10 grams of the fine ground pink salt. Make sure that you mix this ingredient into the dough very well. Once all of the fine pink salt has been incorporated you can roll the dough into a ball. Now, you are ready for the next step in the process.

Pink Salt Bubble Bar Recipe: Flattening Out the DoughPink Salt Bubble Bar Recipe: Flattening Out the Dough

Next, you are going to be rolling out the dough. Before you start you are going to want to lay down either a silicone mat or a piece of parchment paper. This will be used to roll our bubble bar once we have made our layers. Then, you will need to sprinkle this mat or paper with a bit of baking soda. This will make sure that your bubble bar is easy to roll and doesn’t stick to your mat or paper.

Our outside layer is going to be the pink portion, so you will need to roll this portion out first. You will need to use a rolling pin to flatten out this bubble bar dough. Try to roll the dough into a rectangular shape. Also, you will want the dough to be about a quarter inch thick.

Pink Salt Bubble Bar Recipe: Flattening Out the Second LayerPink Salt Bubble Bar Recipe: Flattening Out the Second Layer

After your first layer has been rolled out, you are ready to flatten out the second layer. So, take your uncolored dough ball and place it right on top of the pink layer. Now, flatten this layer out to match the rectangular shape of the first layer. You will be finished once the layers are about the same thickness and size. But, you don’t need to be exact. The slight imperfections will add to the uniqueness of each bubble bar!

Pink Salt Bubble Bar Recipe: Creating the RollPink Salt Bubble Bar Recipe: Creating the Roll

Now that your two layers have been made you are ready to roll your bubble bar loaf. So, turn your parchment paper of silicone mat vertically, as shown to the right. Next, you will lift up the edge that is closest to you. You will need to begin to roll the dough onto itself. This process is similar to how you would wrap a jelly roll or pumpkin roll. You will want to go slowly as you roll and continue until all of the dough has been rolled into the loaf.

Pink Salt Bubble Bar Recipe: Topping the Bubble BarPink Salt Bubble Bar Recipe: Topping the Bubble Bar

Once the bubble bar loaf has been created, you are ready to start decorating the top of your bath and body product. Part of the decorating will be done with Coarse Ground Himalayan Pink Salt. You will be sprinkling the top of the loaf with the coarse ground pink salt. You should need about 20 grams of this for the top, but you can use more or less as you see fit. Also, you will need you slightly press the sprinkled pink salt into the top of the loaf. Otherwise, the pink salt will be likely to fall off easily and you will lose all of your pretty shades of pink salt.

Pink Salt Bubble Bar Recipe: Adding The Mica Dust

The other ingredient that you will use to decorate is mica dust. This lovely powder is perfect for creating a bath and body product that shimmers and shines. For this recipe you will use both the 24k Gold Mica Pigment and the Diamond Dust Mica Pigment. Liberally sprinkle the top of your loaf with each mica powder. After, use a craft brush to remove any excess mica. Dusting off the mica will make sure that your bars don’t have streaks of gold mica after you slice your bars.

Pink Salt Bubble Bar Recipe: Slicing the Bubble BarsPink Salt Bubble Bar Recipe: Slicing the Bubble Bars

Now you are ready to slice your bubble bar loaf into pieces! We suggest making each bar somewhere between one inch and two inches. This will make sure you have enough for each bath. Depending on the thickness you choose, you will have about eight individual bubble bars.

Once your slices have been made all you have to do is wait for your bars to set up. Based on how long our bubble bar took, it should take about 48-72 hours, or 2-3 days, for your bubble bars to completely set up. However, this can take longer depending on your climate. You will know that your bars are ready to use when they have hardened.

Pink Salt Bubble Bar Recipe: Finished ProductPink Salt Bubble Bar Recipe: Finished Product

Finally, the gorgeous Pink Salt Bubble Bar Recipe is finished. Now you can store them, use them for a luxurious bath, or do what ever you’d like. If you are ready to use this beautiful bath product, then just crumble the bubble bar under some warm, running water. The easiest way to do this is do this is to draw a bath and crumble your bar as the tub is filling up. You are sure to enjoy this lovely bath recipe, especially since Himalayan Pink Salt is so great for your body! Check out 10 Compelling Reasons To Have a Himalayan Pink Salt Bath Today by Natural Living Ideas.

Pink Salt Bubble Bar Recipe: Contact UsPink Salt Bubble Bar Recipe: Contact Us

We hope that you enjoyed this Natures Garden original bubble bar recipe. If you would like to share your experience or finished product, then reach out to us on social media! We would love to see your creations. You can find us on the Natures Garden Facebook page. Or, you can use @ngscents to find us on either Instagram or Twitter. We hope that we hear from you soon!

Jun
21

Pink Salt Solid Scrub Recipe


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Pink Salt Solid Scrub RecipePink Salt Solid Scrub Recipe

The Pink Salt Solid Scrub Recipe is a unique scrub recipe that is simply divine! This Natures Garden one of a kind salt scrub is even more than your run of the mill scrub recipe. This recipe contains both moisturizing oils that protect your skin and soap to clean as you exfoliate. Further, this scrub recipe contains quite a bit of Pink Himalayan Sea Salt, which has a multitude of benefits for your skin! Plus, this recipe comes in a perfectly portable package that is great for single uses. These clamshell containers make it easy to use, simply pop out one block to use and close the rest back up. It is convenient to take to the shower and easy for single use. This recipe is truly the perfect bath product!

Pink Salt Solid Scrub Recipe Available Ingredients From Natures Garden

Soya Milk Melt and Pour Soap
Coconut Oil 76
Sunflower Oil
Sweet Almond Oil
NG Sun and Sand Type Fragrance Oil
Himalayan Pink Salt Coarse Ground
Himalayan Pink Salt Fine Ground
24K Gold Mica Pigment
Diamond Mica Pigment
Clamshell Containers

Pink Salt Solid Scrub Recipe Other Equipment That Is Needed

Gram Scale
Microwave Safe Bowl
Spoon
Spatula
Mixing Bowl
Microwave

Pink Salt Solid Scrub Recipe Weights and Amounts of All the Needed Supplies

170 grams Soya Milk Melt and Pour Soap
15 grams Coconut Oil 76
57 grams Sunflower Oil
40 grams Sweet Almond Oil
20 grams NG Sun and Sand Type Fragrance Oil
40 grams Himalayan Pink Sea Salt Coarse Ground
315 grams Himalayan Pink Sea Salt Fine Ground
A tiny amount of the 24K Gold Mica Pigment
5 Clamshell Containers
A tiny amount of the Diamond Mica Pigment

Pink Salt Solid Scrub Recipe Clean and Sanitize Before Working

Before you begin creating your recipe, make sure that the area you will be working in is clean. This will help protect your product from contamination, which could ruin your recipe. Plus, this preparation strategy will prevent you from running into space issues as you are working. First, remove anything in your work area that isn’t necessary for your project. This will give you the space you need to finish this craft. Second, make sure everything is sanitized. Otherwise, you could end up with dirt or debris in your completed pink salt scrubs. So, the safest way to create this recipe is to be prepared first.

Pink Salt Solid Scrub Recipe Setting out the Clamshell Containers

Another way to be prepared is to set out the packaging. Before you begin, retrieve the five clamshell containers you will use when creating this recipe. You will need these clamshells quickly after you whip up the entire mixture. So, it will be very helpful to have the packaging immediately available. Otherwise, your soap scrub may set up before you add it to the clamshell containers. While the recipe would still be okay to use after this point, it will be near impossible to get the mixture into the clamshell containers. Not getting the mix into the clamshell containers will hinder the appearance of your product, as you will not be able to add the pretty topping to the scrubs.

Pink Salt Solid Scrub Recipe Preparing the SaltsPink Salt Solid Scrub Recipe Preparing the Sea Salts

Also, you want to get the salt ready before you melt the soap. Melt and pour soap will set up quickly, so it is best that you have everything ready. So, weighing the salts before will provide you with more time to work. Now, weigh out 40 grams of the Himalayan Pink Sea Salt Coarse Ground in one of your bowls and weigh out 315 grams of the Himalayan Pink Salt Fine Ground in another of your bowls. These will be set aside for later use. The finely ground pink salt will be used as the main exfoliant within this salt scrub mixture. This will help remove any dead skin. Also, the coarsely ground pink salt will be added to the top to provide both the lovely appearance and some extra exfoliation.

Pink Salt Solid Scrub Recipe Preparing The Melt and Pour SoapPink Salt Solid Scrub Recipe Preparing The Melt and Pour Soap

Next, you will be melting the soap for this pink scrub recipe. So, cut up and weigh out 170 grams of Nature’s Garden’s Soya Milk Melt and Pour Soap. Add this soap to a microwave safe bowl. You will want to melt the soap in 30-second increments, stirring in between as it is melting. Stirring as you go will disperse the heat more evenly so the soap will not overheat as you are melting your soya milk soap. Once all the soap is in liquid form, then you can stop heating the soap. After it is melted, it is time to move on to the next step.

Pink Salt Solid Scrub Recipe Adding All of the OilsPink Salt Solid Scrub Recipe Adding All of the Oils

Now, we are going to add the oils to your recipe. These are the oils that are either beneficial for your skin or scenting the scrub. So, take your melted soap and quickly add your oil ingredients. First, weigh out and add 20 grams of the NG Sun and Sand Type Fragrance Oil to the soap. Mix this into the soap well. Now, add 15 grams of the Coconut Oil 76, 57 grams of the Sunflower Oil, and 40 grams of the Sweet Almond Oil. Again, stir well to mix these ingredients into the melt and pour soap.

Pink Salt Solid Scrub Recipe Adding the Himalayan Pink Sea SaltPink Salt Solid Scrub Recipe Adding the Himalayan Pink Sea Salt

Next, you are going to be adding the salts you have already weighed. Be sure to move quickly as you move to this step because your soap will begin setting up pretty fast. Now, pour in the Fine Ground Himalayan Pink Salt that you have already weighed into the soap and oil mixture. You will want to fold the salt into the mixture quickly. However, you want to make sure that the pink salt has been incorporated well enough so that everything seems evenly mixed together. You don’t want the melt and pour soap to set up, but you don’t want the mixture to be uneven in areas.

Pink Salt Solid Scrub Recipe Packaging the Mixture and Adding the ToppingPink Salt Solid Scrub Recipe Packaging the Mixture and Adding the Topping

Now, you are ready to package up your mixture by filling your clamshell containers. Begin by spooning the mixture into the clamshell containers. Then, you will use your fingers to work the pink salt scrub into each of the six cavities. You will want to pack everything fairly tight. Also, make sure to leave a little bit of room on top so that you are able to close the clamshells after adding the coarse pink salt on top. You don’t need much room, but you shouldn’t overfill the clamshell containers. After each of your clamshells fully packed, you will be adding the coarse ground Himalayan pink salt to the tops. So, place about 9 grams of the coarse ground Himalayan pink salt onto the top of each clamshell. Make sure to spread this out evenly over the entire top of the filled clamshell containers.  Finally, press gently so that the coarse pink salt sinks in slightly and stays in place.

Pink Salt Solid Scrub Recipe Adding the GlitterPink Salt Solid Scrub Recipe Adding the Glitter

Now, you will add the shimmer to the tops of your nearly finished bath scrubs. You will less than a gram of both the Diamond Mica Pigment and the 24K Gold Mica Pigment. You will only be giving the tops of your pink salt scrub a light dusting with a tiny amount of the shiny mica dust. While you can dust separately with each of your two mica pigments, we recommend mixing the mica dusts before dusting.  We have found that this provides a more even dusting that prevents the colors from looking separate on your finished products. So, you would mix together about a tiny bit of the diamond dust mica and a tiny bit of the 24K gold mica together for a pretty mica blend that is lovely and shimmery.

Next, you will be adding a light dusting to your recipe. You can either do this with your spoon or a shaker. If you do not have a shaker or have another way to dust your solid salt scrub, then you will be fine using a spoon when applying the mica. We chose to use a shaker to evenly coat the tops of the salt scrub with the mica mixture. Also, you can lightly shake a spoon of the mica powder over the scrubs to provide a dusting, as well. Any way that you choose to add the shimmery shine, just make sure the sparkles are as evenly applied as you can possibly get.

Pink Salt Solid Scrub Recipe Finished CreationPink Salt Solid Scrub Recipe Finished Creation

Finally, your solid scrub recipe is complete!  After you have finished, these bath scrubs will be immediately ready to use! You can use these to wash and exfoliate your hands or you can use these in the bath for a whole body experience. Either way, this is a wonderful recipe that combines the clean fun of melt and pour soap with the care caring properties of a typical salt scrub. So, you are truly set with this bath and body recipe!

Pink Salt Solid Scrub Recipe The Mineral Benefits of Using Pink Himalayan Sea Salt in the Bath

First of all, Pink Himalayan Sea Salt is enriched with many minerals that a healthy human body should have. This includes minerals such as calcium, zinc, iron, and so many others. Including this in a bath product can provide all the benefits, since your skin can absorb some of these essential minerals through your skin. So, using this solid salt scrub in the bath could provide you with a mineral soak, which would be beneficial for your health and your skin. Plus, this pink sea salt is a gourmet salt that is kosher, food grade, all natural, organic compliant, and has high levels of beneficial minerals. Meaning that this is very beneficial for those that will use this solid salt scrub in the bath!

Pink Salt Solid Scrub Recipe The Detoxifying Benefits of Using Pink Himalayan Sea Salt in the Bath

Further, the pink Himalayan sea salt has even more benefits for your skin. Not only is this pink sea salt beneficial for mineral absorption, but the salt can be used to detoxify your skin. In the bath, the Himalayan sea salt from your scrub will dissolve in the warm water of your bath. This combination will create an ionic solution, which means that the solution will be able to draw out toxins from your skin as you are soaking.

Pink Salt Solid Scrub Recipe The Skin Hydration Benefits of Using Pink Himalayan Sea Salt in the Bath

Also, soaking in a bath of pink sea salt is great for hydrating your skin. This is because our bodies readily absorbing the Himalayan sea salt and where the salt is stored. Since the sea salt remains in the outer layers of the skin, it binds to water molecules. This prevents the water from escaping from your skin as easily, which will leave your skin more moisturized. Additionally, the pink salt in this solid scrub is beneficial for relieving skin issues. This lovely salt is useful for helping to heal issues one may have with their skin, such as acne, eczema, or blisters.

Pink Salt Solid Scrub Recipe Let Us Know What You ThinkPink Salt Solid Scrub Recipe Let Us Know What You Think

Give this new variation of a salt scrub a try and let us know what you think about our salt scrubs! You can reach us on the Natures Garden Facebook page or you can tag us on Instagram with @ngscents. We just can’t wait to see what you have created using this recipe. Regardless of whether you added your own twist or followed our instructions, your products are sure to be wonderful! Plus, we are excited to hear from you as we are very certain that you will love this recipe! Not only are they incredibly useful, but they shimmer as well. So, it is a pretty, exfoliating, cleansing, and moisturizing bath and body creation that is super easy to use. What is there not to love?

Oct
24

Epsom Salt


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epsom saltEpsom Salt

Hey everyone! Are you adventurous? Do you love to experiment with different ingredients for your products? Or are you an experienced crafter? Have you used Epsom salts? Do you like to? Epsom salt has many many benefits for many different products and industries! It is great for bath and body products, hair care, skin care, gardening, and cleaning products. It also has many medicinal purposes! This awesome product is something you just have to try! Fun fact! Did you know that besides all of those wonderful purposes, it can also even be used in processing beer? It promotes a desired flavor profile by adjusting the ion content of the brewing water and enhancing the enzyme action!

Epsom salt, or also known as magnesium sulfate or epsomite, is a naturally occurring mineral made of magnesium, sulfur, and oxygen. While it is naturally occurring, it can also be made by neutralizing sulfuric acid with oxide or magnesium carbonate. Epsom salt can be used for many cleaning purposes. It can be mixed with liquid dish detergent and used to clean bathroom tiles. When sprinkled near entry ways, it helps to prevent slugs and burned food can be removed from pots and pans when they are scrubbed with Epsom salt. It also helps to break up detergent build up in washing machines when mixed with water.

There are many bath and body products that can use Epsom salts as well. As a bath salt, it helps to soothe muscles and relieve stress. Do you suffer from dry lips? Epsom salt can help by removing the dead and dry skin and making the lips look healthier and fuller. It has many anti-inflammatory problems as well. Athletes use it in ice baths to help with inflammation. Epsom salt has many skin benefits as well. It is a great exfoliator, helps to smooth rough patches, and it prevents wrinkles. It is also a great treatment for sun burns, acne, and blackheads. It also can give the hair more volume!

Ready for many of the fantastic medicinal benefits? Epsom salt is very rich in magnesium which regulates enzymes, boosts moods, controls energy production, and it eliminates toxins from the body. It is also rich in sulfates which help to form joint proteins, brain tissue, and proteins that line the walls of the digestive tract. Epsom salt can help to protect the heart by lowering blood pressure, preventing arteries from hardening, reducing blood clots, improving circulation, and reducing irregular heartbeats. Splinters can even be removed from the body using Epsom salt! For pregnant women, it helps to treat preterm labor, edema, and pre-eclampsia. Celebrity trainers even recommend it for celebrities to lose weight faster! But please don’t take this blog as medical advice, we only sell epsom salt for external purposes! Always check with a doctor before using anything in place of medical treatment!

These are just a few of the many ways to use Epsom salt! Check out our free Epsom salt class to learn about many more! The easiest way to find this awesome product on our site is by typing “Epsom salt” into the search bar. That will take you directly to a page that offers our Epsom salt, bulk Epsom salt, and the free class! We also offer some great free recipes made with Epsom salt like our Refreshing Foot Soak, our Monster Bath Cookies, or even our Snake in the Grass bath fizzie! Please contact us with any concerns or questions you have, and watch out for more Enlightened by Layla!

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Mar
26

Happy Summer Scent


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happy summer scentBreezes and Sunshine Fragrance Oil– Fragrance Oil Spotlight

This divine fragrance oil smells just like bottled up happiness.  A truly happy summer scent, Breezes and Sunshine has a refreshing and long lasting aroma in products.  A perfect scent for candles to body products and everything in between, this happy scent is very clean, and fresh, yet has a crisp edge.  Our customers rave about breezes and sunshine, many stating it is a best seller.  Plus, this summer scent is very versatile and works amazingly in everything; making it highly recommended!

What does Breezes and Sunshine Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is an aromatic blend of citrus, fresh marine notes, and summer flowers.  Sure to make you feel a sense of happiness and freedom.  Natures Garden’s breezes and sunshine fragrance begins with top notes of blood orange blossoms and sea waves; followed by rose, and sitting on base notes of sea lily flowers and woody notes.

How Do Our Customers Use Breezes and Sunshine Fragrance Oil?

For all of you candle crafters out there; this summer scent is used in Soy, soy blends, paraffin, WOW, Joy, Gel, and Pillar of Bliss waxes.  This fragrance is very aromatic and has fabulous hot and cold scent throw.  This fragrance oil also works well for room fresheners, whether it is oil burners, smelly jellies, aroma or sachet beads.

For bath and body crafters, this fragrance is a BIG win!  The usage rate for this fragrance oil is 5%.  This refreshing summer scent is used to make: solid lotion bars, bath bombs, body scrubs, spray lotions, perfumes, melt and pour soaps, body sprays, bath gels, whipped body butters and salt bars.  Finally, for those of you that are cold process soapers, this fragrance holds phenomenally well with plenty of time swirl in vibrant summer colors.  Here are the official results:  Perfect Pour, no ricing, no acceleration, delicate and aromatic, beautiful scent.  No discoloration.  Scent really pops with cure.

If you are interested in using this fragrance oil in a cold process soap recipe, please click on this link to view the Calendula Sunshine Cold Process Soap Recipe.

Jul
28

How to Properly Exfoliate


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lip scrub

When you are exfoliating your body from head to toe, don’t forget about your lips! Using a lip scrub like Natures Gardens Natural Sugar Lip Scrub will do the trick at leaving your lips completely soft and kissable; to match the rest of your freshly exfoliated body.

 

How to Properly Exfoliate

In order to keep your skin looking healthy and radiant, exfoliation must be done; especially as we age.  The keys to remember here are to have an exfoliating tool like a loofah or wash cloth, your exfoliating scrubs (one for body, one for face) and moisturizer ready.

The best time to start the exfoliation process is before a shower or bath.  By rubbing down your body before getting it wet, you will be able to remove dead skin cells, therefore allowing the new skin cells to be cleaned and pores unclogged.

Never exfoliate if you have skin that is sunburned, areas with cuts, or open wounds.  Exfoliating these areas will be very painful for you.

If you are interested in making some great exfoliants for your skin, check out Natures Garden’s Scrub Recipes for some awesome do it yourself scrubs containing some great exfoliants.

Steps for Exfoliating Your Skin:

1. Using a loofah (for oily skin), wash cloth (for sensitive skin), exfoliating gloves (for normal skin), or bath pouf; wipe your body down from head to toe.  This should occur before you step into your shower or bath.  The goal of this step is to remove or loosen any dead skin cell in order to properly exfoliate your skin.  In order to properly exfoliate the soles of your feet, you may want to use a pumice stone since typically the skin here is much harder.  This is done in a circular motion, and be careful not to press to hardly.

2.  Next, step into the tub and wet your body.

3.  Then, apply your exfoliating body wash or scrub to your exfoliating medium (loofah, cloth, gloves, etc).  When you are ready to start washing your body, you will want to do this is a small circular motion.  Although it is not necessary, using a body brush is the easiest way to exfoliate those hard to reach places of your body.  If you are exfoliating your face too, make sure you use a facial exfoliant.  Body exfoliants and facial exfoliants vary in the amount of gentleness for your skin.

4.  When you are ready to rinse, use lukewarm water.  Once all of the cleanser/lather is rinsed off, you will want to do one more final rinse with the coldest temperature water that you can take.  Using the cold water will help to close your pores that were just exfoliated.

5.  Finally, step out of the tub and immediately apply your body lotion.  You still want your skin to be damp.  Since you just exfoliated, you will want to make sure it is a moisturizing lotion.  Since exfoliating your body can be drying process, you want to make sure you are allowing your skin to stay healthy and hydrated.

A great body lotion recipe which is very healthy for your skin is Natures Gardens Shea Lotion with Herbal Infusion.  The herbs used in this recipe are rich in skin loving benefits.

One of the best facial cream recipes is Natures Gardens Natural Facial Night Cream.  This cream also has super nutrient herbs that are wonderfully healthy for your face.

Happy Exfoliating!

Fragrance & Fun for Everyone

Inspire, Create, and Dominate!

Sparkles!!! Nicole

(Corporate Manager of Natures Garden Candle Supplies)

www.naturesgardencandles.com

Natures Garden is not responsible for the performance of any of the recipes provided on our website. Testing is your responsibility. If you plan to resell any recipes we provide, it is your responsibility to adhere to all FDA regulations if applicable. If there are ingredients listed in a recipe that Natures Garden does not sell, we cannot offer any advice on where to purchase those ingredients. We also do not offer any advice on formulating or altering recipes.

Jul
26

Why You Exfoliate Your Skin


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Not only can Dead Sea Salt be used to decorate the tops of soap but it also provides gentle exfoliation.

 

Why You Exfoliate Your Skin

Everyone knows the purpose and functions of the major organs in the human body, but many overlook one of the most important organs we have: our skin.  The human body’s skin is actually the largest organ of the body.  The total surface area on average for adults is about 22 square feet, and can weigh up to 8 pounds.  Now that is a whole lot of skin to love.

Our body’s skin is constructed of several layers of ectodermic tissue.  This tissue’s main purpose is to protect the muscles, organs, ligaments, and bones underneath it.  Skin, however also has a purpose to protect the body on the outside too.  Most notably our skin allows for our sense of touch.  Thousands of nerve endings in each square inch of our skin allow for the gentlest of caresses to be felt.  Our skin also works as an impenetrable defensive wall protecting our bodies from harmful pathogens and pollution from the outside world.  It has the capability to control our body’s temperature both preserving heat to increase body temperature as well as radiating heat to cool down the body.  Our skin is even water resistant preventing any precious nutrients from being washed down the drain.

One of the greatest aspects of our skin is that it is forever changing.  Typically speaking for adults our skin completely replaces itself in a cycle running approximately every 30 days or so.  In fact, every single day that you are alive, your skin is shedding off dead skin cells, which then allows for new skin cells to take their place.  What this means for your appearance is more youthful and smoother looking skin if you know what to do.  If not handled correctly, you are looking at skin that is dull, uneven, blemished, and prone to wrinkles.

But, what do you do?  This is where exfoliation comes into play.  Exfoliation is the process of shedding off the outmost layer of dead skin cells from your body.  This is done so that the new skin cells can replace the dead ones.  After exfoliation, it is also prime time to treat your skin with moisturizers or toners.  Hello younger looking skin!

How Do You Exfoliate?

Exfoliation can be done in two different ways, the physical (or mechanical)- removing the dead skin by friction, and chemical- removing the dead skin by dissolving it.  For this blog post, we will be focusing on physical exfoliates.  The most notable of this form is scrubs.  The exfoliating aspect in homemade scrubs is usually in sugar, salt, cornmeal,  oatmeal, or other herbal form.  These substances when used in a skin treatment are safe and effective ways to remove dead skin cells, to make way for the new.

Usually, unless advised differently, exfoliants can be used once to twice a week during your normal washing routine if you have dry or sensitive skin, and for those that have oily skin, two to four times a week.  Regardless of your skin type, immediately stop exfoliating if your skin becomes irritated or a rash develops.

What Items that Make Great Exfoliants?

Ground up Oatmeal (rich in vitamins B and E)-  Oatmeal is a scrub leader because it titters the line of abrasion (because it removes dead skin cells by friction) but also is gentle enough for sensitive skin types.  Since oatmeal is soft, it does not have the rough jagged edges of an exfoliant like fruit pits or seeds so it will not irritate, making it use full body from head to toe.

Dead Sea Salt- High Mineral Content–  Dead sea salt contains essential minerals that are beneficial to the skin.  The addition of dead sea salt in your products will help draw out impurities in your skin, as well as provide gentle exfoliation to your skin.

Poppy Seed–  Poppy Seed can be used in soap, scrubs, and facial masks to add natural exfoliation.

Yogurt- yogurt contains lactic acid.  Lactic acid has alpha hydroxyl acid in it.  This acid is the same acid that is used as a chemical exfoliates.  When combined with other ingredients, yogurt in skin treatments allows for skin smoothening.  When used on a regular basis, yogurt rids your body of dry, rough patches.

Calendula Powder–  Calendula is used to help soften skin, and reduce inflammation.

Rosehip Powder–  Rosehips are the fruit of wild roses.  They 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.

Cosmetic Clays–  These clays provide for gentle cleansing and gentle exfoliation.

Oat straw Green Powder–  Oat straw has long been used in skin, hair, and nail care recipes for its rejuvenating and softening qualities.

Orange Peel Powder–  Orange peel is loaded with nutrients for your skin: Vitamin C, Folic Acid, Vitamin B1, beta-carotene, and numerous other vitamins and minerals. Due to its high flavonoid content, orange peel acts as an anti-microbial and anti-bacterial agent in skincare products.

Adding any one of these natural exfoliants to your bath and body lines will provide not only the removal of the dead skin cells, but also give your skin the healthy benefits of the herbs in use.

Fragrance & Fun for Everyone

Inspire, Create, and Dominate!

Sparkles!!! Nicole

(Corporate Manager of Natures Garden Candle Supplies)

www.naturesgardencandles.com

Natures Garden is not responsible for the performance of any of the recipes provided on our website. Testing is your responsibility. If you plan to resell any recipes we provide, it is your responsibility to adhere to all FDA regulations if applicable. If there are ingredients listed in a recipe that Natures Garden does not sell, we cannot offer any advice on where to purchase those ingredients. We also do not offer any advice on formulating or altering recipes.

Jul
11

How to Treat Your Feet for Summer


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The perfect kit for anyone who is seeking perfect summertime feet. This kit makes a great gift, but it is also an awesome treat to pamper yourself with.

How to Treat Your Feet for Summer

The one thing that gets me super excited about summer is “flip flop season.”  Living in the great state of Ohio, my flip flops really only get to be show cased for about 3 months.  I am not a huge shoe person, but when it comes to flip flops I have acquired what some would say is an extreme amount.

Is this a problem?  I don’t think so, in my mind I love having flip flops in every color to match my outfits and even some of my flip flops were purchased to match my moods.  They just have the capability to make me happy.  I even have a “flippity flop song” that I sing when I am trying to find a match.  My girls love to chime in too.  It looks like they may be inheriting my passion for flip flops.

When it comes to avid wearers of flip flops, like me, one thing that you have to take seriously is pampering of your feet.  Because wearing flip flops leaves little to the imagination for feet, there is a ton of skin exposed.  But, this is only a problem if you do take the proper precautions.

The skin of the feet actually relies on sweat glands to moisturize itself.  It is not like the skin on the rest of the body that contains oil glands to produce soft and supple skin.  Feet skin is naturally dry.  This however, is only a problem if you do not moisturize your feet regularly, or in some cases have a medical condition.

There are a few steps that you can take to help prevent dry and cracking feet.  They are
Moisturizing
Using a mild bar of soap when bathing
Drinking lots of water

I personally like to lotion after I shower, but occasionally I do take that special step in truly pampering my feet.  I swear by this recipe and love how my feet feel after I am done too.  For any of my true avid flip flop lovers out there, this is a remarkable way treat your feet, especially since they work so hard for you!

This recipe is super easy to make and since it calls for Dead Sea Salt, you now have the added bonus of using an ingredient that naturally draws impurities and toxins from your skin.  Plus, since it is Dead Sea salt (which exfoliates the skin), rubbing this mixture all over your feet will help to remove dead skin cells.

Citrus Peel Salt Scrub Recipe

Here are the ingredients:

1 cup finely ground dead sea salt
1/2 cup fractionated coconut oil
1/2 teaspoon vitamin E oil
1 teaspoon lemon peel powder
1 teaspoon orange peel powder
20 drops Ruby red grapefruit fragrance oil

Here are the steps:

Clean & Sanitize your work area and all of your packaging materials. It is suggested that you wear gloves, protective clothing, and a hair net while preparing this recipe.

Step 1: Mix 1 cup fine dead sea salt, 1/2 cup fractionated coconut oil, 1/2 teaspoon vitamin E oil, 1 teaspoon lemon peel powder, and 1 teaspoon orange peel powder.

Step 2: Add 20 drops of Ruby Red Grapefruit Fragrance Oil and mix.

Step 3: Spoon contents into jars and lid.

Your Citrus Peel Salt Scrub is now ready for use.  Not only will your feet look and feel great, they will also smell wonderful too.

Fragrance & Fun for Everyone

Inspire, Create, and Dominate!

Sparkles!!! Nicole

(Corporate Manager of Natures Garden Candle Supplies)

www.naturesgardencandles.com

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Jun
06

Relax and Rejuvenate the Soul


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fragrance oilsWhat’s your name & Your Company Name:  Jennifer – Harmony Designs & Soaps

My slogan is: Relax & Rejuvenate the Soul.

I absolutely love creating.  It makes me feel such an accomplishment seeing the before and after. I love all the fragrance oils and love experimenting with them. Nature inspired my shop and my product design. A lot of my inspiration comes from nature. I am also a nature photographer and so much enjoy being outside and capturing nature’s beauty.

I lost my Dad to cancer in 2007 and he inspired me to do what I love to do. I know he would be very proud of me today.

I carry a variety of products in my Etsy shop, lip balms, body sprays, kanzashi hair flowers and bath salts just to name a few. I am always inspired to try new things. Sometimes they work out sometimes they don’t, I guess that’s called trial and error. Natures Garden carries so many products to help give you a kick start to create.

I came up with the name Harmony Designs because I thought about its meaning and it fit my shop perfectly.

Meaning: internal calm : balance, tranquility. I love that my shop name relays a tranquil feeling. The whole idea behind starting my shop was that I wanted to help people relax and have that “me” time that we all crave. We all have such busy lives and need that little bit of peace and quiet after a long day at work. My bath salts are wonderful for that reason. I use all my products myself and wouldn’t put anything out there that I didn’t wholeheartedly believe in. I love when people love my products. It makes me feel what I do is successful. Without my wonderful customers my shop wouldn’t exist.

Even when I was little I loved creating, painting and whatever else my little creative mind could get a hold on. I am pretty much a Jane of all trades. I do wear a lot of hats but wouldn’t want it any other way.  I love making favors for Weddings! I love being able to share in someones special moment. Just a side note my wedding is coming up in September and I am so excited! I know how it feels to want something special for your wedding so I take a lot of pride in making wedding favors.

Also when I was little I remember the lovely aromas coming from the kitchen when my parents were baking. I think that is one of the reasons I love my soy tart melts so much. I love all the dessert fragrances and it brings back those wonderful memories of my Dad making peach cobbler or my Mom baking. I love that my soy tart melts last and fill the house with so many wonderful Natures Garden Fragrances!

Strawberry Cheesecake Lip Balm

Natures Garden Products Used:  Strawberry Cheesecake Flavor Oil  and Natures Garden Lip Balm Base

 

Your Website: www.harmony5.etsy.comPhotography Website: jlphotography5.etsy.com

Facebook page: www.facebook.com/harmonydesignsandsoaps

Blog: harmonysoaps.blogspot.com

Pinterest Page: pinterest.com/twiggysky24