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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!

Mar
05

Crafts for Easter


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Crafts for EasterCrafts for Easter

There are so many wonderful reasons for you to love Easter. This holiday is all about rebirth and glory. So, this bright holiday is sure to be full of merriment and fun traditions. While everyone enjoys some of the long lived traditions, like hiding colored eggs, there is always room for more fun and activities. So, you could try adding in some fun Easter themed crafts into your holiday fun. We at Natures Garden would like to share with your some fun Crafts for Easter that you can create for this fun holiday. Coloring eggs, bunnies, and rainbows are all wonderful parts of the Easter holiday that we can draw inspiration for our bath and body recipes. So, check out all of the fun recipes that we have created to discover all kinds of holiday fun!

Crafts for Easter: Peeps Bunny Bath Bombs RecipeCrafts for Easter: Peeps Bunny Bath Bombs Recipe

Everybody loves yummy marshmallow Peeps around Easter time! This time of year the shelves are stocked with cute bunny shaped Peeps. Since these bright treats are so beloved, we thought that it would be perfect for soap making inspiration. So, we decided to use the Silicone Soap Mold – 12 Peeps Bunny Mold to make bath bombs that look just like this sugary treat would for Easter!

Plus, these bath bombs were created using some bring soap colorants to create colors that are common for real Peeps. After we allowed the bath bombs to set up we added one final touch to these super cute bath bombs, which was rolling them in sugar. Plus, these Peeps include the rich, sweet aroma of Honey Almond Fragrance Oil. This really makes these bath products really look the part of a lovely Easter treat!

Crafts for Easter: Easter Bunny Soaps RecipeCrafts for Easter: Easter Bunny Soaps Recipe

Our Easter Bunny Soaps Recipe is a perfect creation for making Easter bath and body. This adorable soap cupcake recipe is both adorable and perfect for your body. First, this melt and pour recipe is perfect for creating soap recipes that are perfect for Easter. This soap recipe uses whipped soap base to create a white, fluffy bunny with ears, a face, whiskers, and a cute little nose. You are sure to love this super cute bunny cupcake soap.

Plus, these cute soaps use the vibrant aroma of Easter Bunny Burps Fragrance Oil. This scent has a vibrant blend of shimmering garden greens is highlighted with a hint of mint for a fresh sensation. A blend of spring flowers is tucked away among the green tones for added texture, while sandalwood creates glowing warmth for the blend. Further, this soap is luscious, moisturizing, and is sure to care for your skin. Both the melt and pour soap base and whipped soap base contain ingredients that both clean and nourish your skin. So, you are easily able to create an adorable Easter themed soap that works great.

Crafts for Easter: Rainbow Bath Salts RecipeCrafts for Easter: Rainbow Bath Salts Recipe

Another wonderful product that you may want to make for Easter is the Rainbow Bath Salts Recipe. Since rainbows are often thought of as a heavenly symbol, it makes sense that we would incorporate the beauty of rainbows in our crafts for this holiday.

Not only is this bath soap recipe perfect for Easter time, but this bath salt recipe is a wonderful bath and body product. This recipe uses Dead Sea Salt, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, and the lovely Celestial fragrance oil along with a variety of bright colors to create a perfect bath recipe. This bath and body product will leave you with a delightful scent of warm sandalwood, vetiver, cedar and musk, with enlightening spicy notes of sage and thyme to combine with bright citrus notes that inspire both mind and soul. Plus, this recipe will leave your skin feeling silky and soft. So, this is sure to be a great recipe for creating Easter crafts!

Crafts for Easter: Easter Basket Candle RecipeCrafts for Easter: Easter Basket Candle Recipe

The Easter Basket Candle Recipe is a great idea to add to your list of crafts to create Easter. This unique candle uses a beautiful array colors that are perfect for this glorious season. The base of this inspiring candle was meant to look like a colorful Easter basket. So, the bottom part of the candle uses layers of lovely blue, purple, yellow, and pink layers along with white stripes between the pretty colors to create the appearance of a basket. Then, the top of the candle is decorated with vibrant Easter grass. Also, this grass has colored eggs peeking out. So, your finished candle will look just like a bright, full Easter basket. Plus, you can enjoy the scrumptious aroma of the Carrot Cake Fragrance Oil in this gorgeous candle recipe!

Crafts for Easter: Peeps Cold Process Soap RecipeCrafts for Easter: Peeps Cold Process Soap Recipe

Our Peeps Cold Process Soap Recipe is another great recipe for anyone looking for Easter craft ideas. First, the cold process soap has been swirled. So, the soap is full of bright, vibrant colors that make this soap recipe fun!Not only will this recipe make some pretty soaps, but each slice from the loaf will be topped with Peeps. The perfect pretty colors of the Peeps make the color of the swirls really pop! Furthermore, these Peeps are shaped like bunnies!  Also, these soaps use the delightful aroma of our Yummy Gummy Fragrance Oil. So, these soap bars will be perfect for this fun filled holiday. You are sure to love the combination of the fun swirl design with these adorable bunny Peeps!

Crafts for Easter: Easter Confetti Soap RecipeCrafts for Easter: Easter Confetti Soap Recipe

Another fun recipe you may want to check out for your next batch is our Easter Confetti Soap recipe. This fun recipe uses bright pieces of colored soap to create a fun bar of soap. These colorful soap bits are like an abstract version of colored Easter eggs! They are bright, fun and scattered all over. Then, white soap is poured into the mold to hold everything together. Together these cut up soap chunks and white soap make quite a wonderful batch of soap! Further, this lovely soap uses the fresh, floral aroma of our Sweet Pea Fragrance Oil. This aroma has notes of hyacinth, lily of the valley, violets and wild jasmine with a background of light herbal and musk base notes. You are sure to enjoy these bright bars of soap in your spring line or for use this Easter.

Crafts for Easter: Easter Egg Bath Fizzes Recipe

Another fun craft that would be perfect for making this Easter is our Easter Egg bath Fizzes Recipe. While coloring eggs is fun, hiding plastic eggs full of goodies can be just as fun! Plus, there are even more fun ways to use these fun, plastic eggs. Our cute bath bombs use plastic eggs to create perfectly shaped bath bombs. Some of our colorful bath bombs are one solid color, but other you can combine two different colored halves to create an even more fun bath recipe. These super cute little bath bombs are perfect for Easter, as they could make a perfect addition to any Easter basket.

Plus, you can use these bath bombs to hide instead of real eggs. Sometimes hiding real eggs can lead to one lost egg that can leave an awful smell behind. But, you would never have to worry about bath bomb eggs! Plus, these little bath fizzies will be super fun to use once you find them. Especially with the lovely aroma of the Jelly Bean Fragrance Oil, which is a burst of luscious fruity tones that tease the senses with this gourmand confection. Wild cherry balances with ripe peach and tangy strawberry for the candy sensation at the fragrance heart. Hints of cinnamon boost the cherry, as a smooth combination of vanilla and musk creates sugary undertones.

Crafts for Easter: Peeps Bunny Cupcake Soap RecipeCrafts for Easter: Peeps Bunny Cupcake Soap Recipe

Also, we have another fun way to create amazing Easter soaps with our Silicone Soap Mold that we can use to make a Peeps Bunny. These little sugary goodies are perfect for creating Easter themed soaps that you are sure to love. We used these cute little Easter bunny peep soaps to top our cupcake soaps. Between the fluffy white frosting, scrumptious Lemon Fragrance Oil, bright colored sprinkles, and perfectly crafted Peeps bunny soaps you are sure to enjoy these lovely individual cupcake soaps.

First, these adorable cupcake soaps would be perfect for decorating for Easter time. Between the colors and bunny Peep, you are sure to love these soaps for the holiday. Plus, this product uses both the oatmeal melt and pour soap base and the whipped soap base to create a really effective batch of soap that is both cleansing and moisturizing. So, you are sure to love these fun cupcake soaps!

Crafts for Easter: Hydrangea Candle RecipeCrafts for Easter: Hydrangea Candle Recipe

Plus, you can use this lovely candle recipe as another wonderful product that you can add to your Easter crafts. The Hydrangea Candle Recipe is absolutely gorgeous and perfect for this Easter. This candle making recipe is the perfect recipe to create for spring. With all the beautiful butterflies, lovely colors, and the marvelous scent you are sure to enjoy this candle. The scent of this candle, Hydrangea Heaven Fragrance Oil,  is of fresh, yet sweet, hydrangea that is aromatic and uplifting. So, both the appearance and aroma of this candle is just what you are looking for this spring!

Crafts for Easter: Easter Egg Soap RecipeCrafts for Easter: Easter Egg Soap Recipe

Another great recipe that you can use for creating some free Easter crafts for adults is our Easter Egg Soap Recipe! This melt and pour soap recipe uses bright and cheerful colors that are perfect for this wonderful holiday. Plus, this mp soap recipe uses a lovely fragrance oil that you are sure to enjoy. The Best Friends Fragrance Oil is a wonderful aromatic blend of boysenberries, elderberries, strawberries, guava and pomegranate with a down of soft vanilla that is perfect for your Easter creations. Further, this soap recipe uses the Dome Top Oval Mold to create a soap that is egg shaped. So, these melt and pour soaps are absolutely for making bath products that are bright and perfect for Easter.

Crafts for Easter: Biggest Easter Traditions

There are some Easter traditions that everyone knows and loves. Of course, there is coloring unique Easter eggs and finding them after the Easter bunny hid them all over. There are some people that have made the largest decorated Easter egg that was 48 ft tall and the biggest organized Easter-egg hunt with 9,753 children taking part. Plus, you can’t forget the baskets full of candy like chocolate bunnies and Peeps. Some professional chocolate makers took their love of chocolate bunnies to new heights by creating the largest chocolate rabbit! This rabbit weighed 9,359 pounds and towered over its creators. If you find these world records interesting and would like to find out about even more Easter themed records, then check out Ten World Records to Get You Egg-cited for Easter by Guinness World Records Kids!

natures gardenCrafts for Easter: Share With Us

We hope that you have enjoyed some of our homemade Easter craft ideas. These various bath and body recipes are inspired by and perfect for Easter. So, you will absolutely want to check out some of these recipes for decorating or sharing this holiday. Whether you decide to use these crafts to decorate your home or you decide to add them to some Easter baskets, you are sure to enjoy these recipes.

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, then feel free to contact us! One easy way to contact us at Natures Garden is to find us on one of our social media pages. First, you can find us on our Facebook page. Also, you can find us on either Instagram or Twitter by using @ngscents. Even if you don’t have questions or comments, we would love to hear from you! One of our favorite things is hearing about your experiences and seeing your unique creations! So, please share with us your homemade crafts. Hope to hear from you soon!

Feb
26

Rainbow Bath Salts Recipe


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Rainbow Bath Salts Recipe

The Rainbow Bath Salts Recipe is a gorgeous and fun idea for creating bath products. This Natures Garden recipe is perfect for creating bath and body creations that are beautiful and feel absolutely wonderful. Of course, this wonderful recipe uses a rainbow of bright colors. But, that isn’t the only reason why you will love this recipe. This recipe includes an ingredient, SCl, that is perfect for creating foaming bath and body products. Plus, this recipe uses the amazing aroma of the Celestial Fragrance Oil, which is warm and enchanting. So, this cosmetic recipe is sure to be both simple to create and wonderful for your body. So, check out this vivid bath recipe and try it for yourself!

Rainbow Bath Salts Recipe: Ingredients Needed From Natures Garden

Coarse Ground Dead Sea Salt
Celestial Fragrance Oil
Neon Yellow FUN Soap Colorant
Neon Orange FUN Soap Colorant
Neon Green FUN Soap Colorant
Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant
Neon Blue FUN Soap Colorant
70/400 White Dome Lid
Clear 8oz PET Jars
Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate (SCl)
Five Medium Mixing Bowls
Mixing Spoon
Gloves

 

Rainbow Bath Salts Recipe: Weights and Amounts

50 grams of the Celestial Fragrance Oil
30 drops of the Neon Orange Soap Colorant
904 grams of the Coarse Dead Sea Salt
30 drops of the Neon Yellow Soap Colorant
18 drops of the Neon Green Fun Soap Colorant
30 drops of the Neon Pink Soap Colorant
176 grams of the Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate (SCl)
30 drops of the Neon Pink Soap Colorant

Rainbow Bath Salts Recipe: Celestial Fragrance Oil

This lovely Natures Garden fragrance oil is perfect for creating the Rainbow Bath Salt Recipe. The aroma of Celestial Fragrance Oil is a bright, warm scent that you are sure to enjoy in your bath and body products. This lovely fragrance oil is described as a warm infusion of sandalwood, vetiver, cedar and musk. Plus, this aroma has enlightening and spicy notes of sage and thyme to combine with the bright citrus notes that can inspire both mind and soul. So, you are sure to have a bath product with a truly inspiring scent.

Rainbow Bath Salts Recipe: Weighing Out The Dead Sea SaltRainbow Bath Salts Recipe: Weighing Out The Dead Sea Salt

First, you are going to need to weigh out the proper amount for the Coarse Ground Dead Sea Salt. This salt will be separated and used to create the layers in the bath salt recipe. Each of these layers will need to start out with an equal portion of the Dead Sea Salt to each of the five mixing bowls. So, the total amount of the Dead Sea Slat, which is 904 grams, will be divided into 216 grams of sea salt for each bowl. While you can go through the process of mixing and coloring each bowl individually, it may be faster to weigh out the salt for each of the five portions during this step.

Rainbow Bath Salts Recipe: Mixing in the Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate (SCl)Rainbow Bath Salts Recipe: Mixing in the Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate (SCl)

Next, you are going to mix the Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate (SCl) into each of your five mixing bowls. This will provide your gorgeous bath salt recipe with some luscious and fun foaming properties. This is sure to make you bath product more fun and bubbly. So, let’s start adding this ingredient to measured the Dead Sea Salt. Since you will be using a total of 176 grams of SCl, each of your five mixing bowls will need about 35.2 grams. After you measure out this ingredient you are going to mix the Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate and the Dead Sea Salt together well. This will make sure that each scoop into your bath contains both of these ingredients and will lead to an even better bath product.

Rainbow Bath Salts Recipe: Coloring the Neon Yellow LayerRainbow Bath Salts Recipe: Preparing the Neon Yellow Bath Salt Mixture

Now that all the mixtures of Dead Sea Salt and SCl have been made, we are ready to start preparing the layers. This means we will be scenting and coloring each of these mixtures. This first layer will require 30 drops of the Neon Yellow FUN Soap Colorant to create a vibrant color for this recipe. After you add these drops you are going to thoroughly mix the color into your mixture. This will make sure that you will be able to create layers that are beautiful and have an even color. Also, you will need to add ten grams of the Celestial Fragrance Oil to this layer. This will ensure that your bath and body create has a warm, bright scent that will inspire both the mind and soul.

Rainbow Bath Salts Recipe: Adding the Scent and Neon Orange ColorantRainbow Bath Salts Recipe: Adding the Scent and Neon Orange Colorant

Next, you are going to want to add the soap colorant and scent to mix up your second layer for this recipe. So, take the Neon Orange FUN Soap Colorant and add 18 drops into your next mixture. Once you have added the orange colorant to your next bowl you will need to mix well to disperse the color. After you have an even color you can add the lovely scent to your bath and body product. So, add ten grams of the Celestial Fragrance Oil to your orange mixture and mix the scent in thoroughly.

Rainbow Bath Salts Recipe: Adding the Neon Green Colorant and Fragrance OilRainbow Bath Salts Recipe: Adding the Neon Green Colorant and Fragrance Oil

Also, you are going to need to add the green colorant and Celestial scented oil for the third layer of your cosmetic recipe. First, you will need to include the soap colorant, which will be 30 drops of the Neon Green FUN Soap Colorant. After this has colorant been added to your mixture, you will need to make sure to mix this colorant thoroughly. This will ensure that your layer has a beautiful, vivid color for your final product. Once your colorant has been incorporated you will need to add your scented oil. Add ten grams of this scent to your rainbow bath recipe so you will have the aroma of our Celestial Fragrance Oil. Once again, using your hands, mix to blend the fragrance oil.

Rainbow Bath Salts Recipe: Adding the Neon Blue Colorant and Fragrance OilRainbow Bath Salts Recipe: Adding the Neon Blue Colorant and Celestial Fragrance Oil

Then, you will need to create the blue layer for your Rainbow Bath Salts Recipe. So, we are going to add the Celestial fragrance oil and neon blue soap colorant to the fourth bowl. This will require you to add 30 drops of the Neon Blue FUN Soap Colorant to the mixture. Once you add this vibrant colorant you will need to make sure to mix everything together very well. You will want to make sure that this layer has an even color and is beautiful. Then, you will include ten grams of the Celestial Fragrance Oil to your mixture. So, your product will both look and smell absolutely wonderful. Of course, you will want to fully mix the fragrance oil into the bath salts

Rainbow Bath Salts Recipe: Adding the Neon Pink Colorant and Fragrance OilRainbow Bath Salts Recipe: Adding the Neon Pink Colorant and Fragrance Oil

Finally, we will create the top layer of this bath salt recipe. This is the last mixture you will need to create before we can move on to the next step. You will need to use 30 drops of the Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant to achieve the perfect shade of pink for this fun recipe. This will need to be incorporated thoroughly to make sure that the layer has an even color. Also, you will need to include the aroma of our Celestial Fragrance Oil into your last mixture. So, you will need to add ten grams of the Celestial Fragrance Oil and mix well to incorporate the scent into your product.

Rainbow Bath Salts Recipe: Using Your Completed MixturesRainbow Bath Salts Recipe: Using Your Completed Mixtures

Now, your five mixtures are finally ready for you to use tor your layers. Each of these lovely layers have a bright color and a wonderful aroma that is perfect for creating your bath products. So, you are sure to love your finished bath and body creation. Since you are moving on to the next step, you will want to prepare your containers so you can create the layered bath product. So, you will need to set up your Clear 8 oz Jars to be ready to make your five vibrant layers. You will need a total of four of the jars.  You will also need 4 white dome lids.

Rainbow Bath Salts Recipe: Creating the Yellow LayerRainbow Bath Salts Recipe: Creating the Yellow Layer

First, we are going to scoop the bottom layer into the jars. You will be creating a total of four jars of foaming bath salt. Each layer will consist of about 57 grams.  So, add your yellow bath salt to four jars, adding about 57 grams of the salt mixture.

Rainbow Bath Salts Recipe: Making the Orange LayerRainbow Bath Salts Recipe: Making the Orange Layer

Now that each of your clear jars contains the first layer of your product you are ready to add the next layer. So, you are going to need to add the orange colored mixture to create the second layer to your product. You will want to make this layer about the same size as your previous layer. Also, you can make the layers straight or add curves and texture depending on your personal preference.

Rainbow Bath Salts Recipe: Adding the Green MixtureRainbow Bath Salts Recipe: Adding the Green Mixture

Next, you are going to create the third layer in this bath and body recipe. So, take all the clear jars, which should have the two layers added, and get them ready for the next step. You will need to use your neon green mixture to create the next layer in each of your 8 ounce jars. Depending on what you have already done for your layering, you can either flatten your layer to be smooth and flat or add some curve to them just like before.

Rainbow Bath Salts Recipe: Creating the Blue LayerRainbow Bath Salts Recipe: Creating the Blue Layer

Next, we are going to create the fourth layer in our bath and body product. You are going to need to use your neon blue mixture to create this next layer. So, take your containers and add this layer right on top of your previous layers. Remember, to add only about 57 grams of the mixture to each jar.  Also, you should continue the technique that you had used to create your other layers to ensure that your product stays consistent.

Rainbow Bath Salts Recipe: Finishing Up the Bath ProductRainbow Bath Salts Recipe: Finishing Up the Bath Product

Finally, you are going to add the last layer to your bath product! So, take your neon pink mixture and get your clear jars ready. Now, use this mixture to add the final layer to your bath and body product. Afterwards, your Rainbow Bath Salts are ready to use! Simply draw a bath and add some of this fun product to provide a wonderful experience. This will provide you with a wonderful fragrance, fun colors, and fun foam properties. So, you are sure to enjoy using your finished product!

Rainbow Bath Salts Recipe: Rainbow Lore

Rainbows have always been a source of wonder and beauty. So, it makes sense that these amazing, natural marvels have been a source of inspirations for many legends. There are many people around the world believe that a rainbow is a bridge to heaven. Others believe that rainbows bring luck or lead to gold. Further, there are many stories that believe rainbows are a memorial for important figures that were lost. If you find the lore around rainbows interesting and want to learn more, then you may want to check out the “Rainbow Legends” by Colours of the Rainbow. This is a perfect website for those that are interested in the ways rainbows have been thought about throughout time!

natures gardenRainbow Bath Salts Recipe: Contact Us

We hope that you have enjoyed this cosmetic bath recipe. Both the scent and bright colors are perfect for creating bath and body products. If you would like to share pictures of your products or explanations of your experience with this recipe, we would love to hear from you! Additionally, feel free to ask any questions that you may have, about the products we sell or our handcrafted recipes. You can find us on the Natures Garden Facebook page. Plus, you can use @ngscents to find us on either Twitter or Instagram.

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