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Is There a Difference Between Essential Oil and Fragrance Oil?

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Is There a Difference Between Essential Oil and Fragrance Oil?

A few of our customers have had the following question on their mind; Is There a Difference Between Essential Oil and Fragrance Oil? So, we decided to explain each one to be able to compare them better. Essential Oils and Fragrance Oils have a variety of different scents that are able to set the perfect mood regardless of whether you need some relaxing aromatherapy or a jazzy pick me up scent.

While both are great for adding scents to you body products or homemade candles, they have a few key differences. This forces us to categorize them differently. Personally, I use and love both types of scented oils. I find that each is perfect for certain recipes. Essential Oils have a more pure, true scent that I love for facial products, while fragrance oils are more fun and unique, which is irresistible in lotions and soaps. So, let’s talk about what makes them each perfectly unique!

Is There a Difference Between Essential Oil and Fragrance Oil?: Fragrance OilsIs There a Difference Between Essential Oil and Fragrance Oil?: Fragrance Oils

Fragrance oils are a blend of many scents that work together to create a fantastic aroma. A purfumist will create three distinct parts for a single fragrance oil. These scented oils have top notes, middle notes, and base notes. So, they will have each of these layers crafted to perfectly complement one another to make an unforgettable scent.

First, the top notes are the most volatile notes. So, these are the first notes to evaporate and reach your nose, which will provide you with the initial burst of scent. The top notes can be things like citrus oils and light, aromatic ingredients. Next, we have the middle notes of the fragrance oil and the heart of your aroma. These notes are noticeable throughout most of the fragrance oil’s life time and creates what is called the “fragrance signature”. It is typical to have notes like floral, spice or fruit tones in this layer. Lastly, we have the base notes that are the longest lasting scents of the scented oil. These notes provide rich, deep scents that last long after the top notes and middle notes have evaporated. This layer may contain notes like are musk, vanilla, resins and woods. These bursting layers blend together perfectly to create a fragrance oil that smells fantastic from beginning to end!

Is There a Difference Between Essential Oil and Fragrance Oil?: Are Fragrance Oils Bad For You?Is There a Difference Between Essential Oil and Fragrance Oil?: Are Fragrance Oils Bad For You?

Fragrance Oils aren’t bad for you. In fact, there are fragrance oils that contain essential oils in them. For example, our Rosemary Fragrance Oil contains high levels of the rosemary essential oil. The only difference between the two is that the fragrance oil contains notes of camphoraceous eucalyptus and coriander along with the essential oil to round our the cool, crisp herbal aroma. These wonderfully herbal notes were created synthetically to enrich the overall scent of our fragrance oil and without these notes the fragrance oil wouldn’t be as delightfully complex.

Is There a Difference Between Essential Oil and Fragrance Oil?: Using Fragrance Oils for Bath and BodyIs There a Difference Between Essential Oil and Fragrance Oil?: Using Fragrance Oils for Bath and Body

One great way to use a complex fragrance oil is creating bath and body products that will nourish the body and leave you smelling fantastic. We used the Chocolate Raspberry Chocolate Drizzle Fragrance Oil to create our Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled Soap Recipe and it was absolutely delicious. So, you just determine how much fragrance oil can be used in your recipe and get to crafting. You can easily figure out which fragrance oils can be used on the body and their usage rate by checking the Fragrance Oil IFRA Certificate. Also, you can find our personal suggestion for usage rates in the written portion on the same page. When we determine our recommend usage rate, we take into consideration the integrity of the product. So, what do I mean by that?  Some fragrance oils have very high usage rates.  So, let’s say you are looking at a fragrance oil and the IFRA Certificate said you could go as high as 50% fragrance oil when using that particular scented oil.  If we were to say we recommend 50% in your soap, you will end up with come very mushy soap.  So, when we make these recommendations, we test to determine how much you can use and still have a beautifully well made finished product. However, you can make this judgement for yourself and test them in your own products.

Typically, you can’t use fragrance oils that have a high concentration of spice notes in large amounts. In fact, some are not safe for bath and body products. But, this is also the case with spice essential oils, like Star Anise, as well. It just means that these types of scents are more likely to irritate the skin, so it is recommended to be cautious with these scents.

Is There a Difference Between Essential Oil and Fragrance Oil?: Using Fragrance Oils in Scented CandlesIs There a Difference Between Essential Oil and Fragrance Oil?: Using Fragrance Oils in Scented Candles

Candle making is the perfect way to use any fragrance oil. You can use all of the Natures Garden fragrance oils to create homemade candles. While you can use all of our fragrance oils in diy candles, there are some that we would highly recommend using. Our Top Candle Scents  are some of the strongest fragrance oils for candles and are sure to pick up the mood in a room. One of these strong room scenting fragrances was used to create our Spring Smelly Jelly Recipe. In this recipe the scent of a freshly blooming lilac bush from the Lilac Fragrance Oil was a strong, pure aroma that was irresistible.

Is There a Difference Between Essential Oil and Fragrance Oil?: Fragrance Oils Can Be CheaperIs There a Difference Between Essential Oil and Fragrance Oil?: Fragrance Oils Can Be Cheaper

In addition to being a more complex alternative to essential oils, fragrance oils are often cheaper than essential oils. Sometimes an essential oil is just way too expensive for daily use, so we are able to turn to a fragrance oil for an alternative. First, you can take an essential oil and combine it with other notes. This way you will still enjoy the scent of the essential oil, but you will need slightly less of the essential oil.

Another option for perfumes is creating a scent that smells just like the essential oil. This is perfect for the essential oils that would be extremely expensive. One example of this is Moonlight Tuberose Fragrance Oil. While the Tuberose Essential Oil is extremely expensive, it is possible to create a fragrance oil that contains the scent of Tuberose for much cheaper. So, you are able enjoy the aroma in this complex scent in your homemade recipes all the time!

Is There a Difference Between Essential Oil and Fragrance Oil?: Essential OilsIs There a Difference Between Essential Oil and Fragrance Oil?: Essential Oils

Essential oils are created by extracting the essence of natural elements. These elements can be flowers, spices, woods, or even herbs. So, a single essential oil will have the pure scent of the natural element it came from. So, you won’t have too much complexity in the aroma of your essential oils. For example, in Cinnamon Leaf Ceylon Essential Oil you only have the scent of Cinnamon and in Apple Jack Peel the cinnamon is used as a middle note among many other scents. This means you can have the herbal scent of Lavender Essential Oil or the citrus scent of Tangerine California Essential Oil, but you won’t have any of the top notes or base notes to support your scent. While you can mix a few of these essential oils together to create an essential oil blend, these blends are not as complex as many fragrance oils. This means that essential oils are perfect for creating homemade products with a simple, elegant aroma.

Is There a Difference Between Essential Oil and Fragrance Oil?: Are Essential Oils Natural?Is There a Difference Between Essential Oil and Fragrance Oil?: Are Essential Oils Natural?

Since essential oils are taken from natural elements and not created synthetically, they are natural. Most often, essential oils are extracted by a process called steam distillation. This involves putting the flower, plant, or herb into a still containing pressurized steam. Eventually, the cell walls burst and release the essence of this natural element. After, this essence is shocked with cool water. This mixture of essential oil and water will separate over time, which allows manufacturers to harvest the essential oil. Many believe that this method is the best to produce high quality essential oil. If you would like to learn about any of the other methods for extracting essential oils, then check out our Essential Oil Class!

Is There a Difference Between Essential Oil and Fragrance Oil?: Can You Use Essential Oils to Make Soap?Is There a Difference Between Essential Oil and Fragrance Oil?: Can You Use Essential Oils to Make Soap?

You absolutely can use essential oils for soap making! In fact, you can use most essential oils on the skin. So, we can include these essential oils in recipes for soap, lotion, and any other kind of bath and body product you want to create, too. We have used both the Lavandin Grosso Pure Essential Oil and the Patchouli Essential Oil to create the herbal Patchouli Infused Hair Conditioner Recipe.

You just need to make sure that you check the  IFRA Certificate for your essential oil to see what the usage rate is for your recipe. The PDF for the certificate is a blue color. The PDF certificate like is on the right side of the page of the essential oil that you are looking at. Just like fragrance oils, you can only use essential oils  in certain percentage rates. For example, you can only use Star Anise Essential Oil at a 0.1% rate for all bath and body recipes. Also, you can use the Bergamot Italian Rectified Essential Oil at a 5% rate for body products like soap and lotion, but only a 2% rate for nails or hair care products.

Is There a Difference Between Essential Oil and Fragrance Oil? : Can You Add Essential Oils to a Candle?Is There a Difference Between Essential Oil and Fragrance Oil? : Can You Add Essential Oils to a Candle?

You can use Essential Oils to create some fantastic natural candles! While these candles won’t have the complex top notes or lingering base notes, essential oils are perfect for those that enjoy pure scents. We recommend using soy wax though.  Essential oils will not blend with paraffin waxes. If you have a favorite natural essential oil, then you will absolutely love a soy candle made with it. You just have to be cautious of a few things. First, you need to add your scent at a temperature below its flash point. Otherwise, the scent may evaporate immediately. You can find the flash point on the IFRA Certificate for each essential oil, which is on the page for each essential oil.  You will need to test to determine the proper amount of essential oil to use.  Each essential oil will be different.

Is There a Difference Between Essential Oil and Fragrance Oil?: How Much Do Essential Oils Cost?

While essential oils are made from natural elements, we are a bit limited in what can be used to become an essential oil. This is because some plants contain such small amounts of essence that it can take up to a hundred pounds to create a single ounce of one an essential oil. This can lead to some essential oils being extremely expensive, like the pure Tuberose essential oil. While some can cost quite a bit, not every essential oil is super expensive. You can find about twenty seven different essential oils on the Natures Garden website at reasonable priced.

Is There a Difference Between Essential Oil and Fragrance Oil?: Luxurious Essential Oils

While Natures Garden doesn’t carry any extravagant essential oils, there are some oils out there that get pretty high in price. It was really interesting to see the essential oils on the list and how expensive they can be. If you are curious in learning  about more of these expensive essential oils, then check out the Top 10 Most Expensive Essential Oils in the World by Most Luxurious List.

Is There a Difference Between Essential Oil and Fragrance Oil?: Talk to Us

We hope that you have enjoyed this scent blog and have learned something about the difference between essential oils and fragrance oils. We know that it can be confusing when you are just learning as they are both do similar things, but the differences are fairly simple once you learn them. If you have anymore questions or just want to share you experiences, then reach out to us on social media. The Natures Garden Facebook page is one place that is great for communicating with us and the other craft makers. Also, you can find us on Twitter and on Instagram with @ngscents. Have fun with your favorite scented oils and we hope to talk all about them with you soon!


Rice Bran Oil Recipes

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Rice Bran Oil RecipesRice Bran Oil Recipes

Natures Garden knows that every single oil that you use in your homemade products matters. The combination of these specific oils and butters is what will determine the properties of your product! These properties vary from feeling, moisturizing power, and other additional benefits an oil may possess. While basically all of the oils we carry will moisturize your skin, each one has properties that are better suited for one situation over another. For example, a soap maker that is trying to make a more conditioning bar may use rice bran Oil. Or, a homemade lotion crafter may use this oil to create deeper moisturization power. While others may desire an oil with different properties for their products, many would love to use this ingredient in their products. So, all those that would like to use this nourishing oil can go through our list of the best rice bran oil recipes from Natures Garden. Each of these unique recipes expertly includes this cosmetic oil to create a product that is all its own and perfect for your skin. So, take a look and try out your favorite recipes!

Rice Bran Oil Recipes Tropical Lotion RecipeRice Bran Oil Recipes Tropical Lotion Recipe

First, we have the absolutely amazing Tropical Lotion Recipe! If you are looking to learn how to make lotion from scratch, then you will definitely want to check out the directions for this recipe. This homemade lotion recipe is a great choice for skin care! The oils and butters, which include rice bran oil, are nourishing for the skin. Plus, the scent of the Papaya Dragon Fruit Fragrance Oil is gorgeous with a tropical fruitopia of juicy peaches, papaya, exotic dragon fruit and fresh island pineapple tweaked with nutty notes of almond. Further, the color of this diy lotion without beeswax is lovely! The teal hue fits perfectly with the tropical aroma. This lotion recipe creates products that are great for the skin and will leave you smelling fantastic for quite some time!

Rice Bran Oil Recipes Calendula Sunshine Cold Process Soap RecipeRice Bran Oil Recipes Calendula Sunshine Cold Process Soap Recipe

Rice bran Oil is a great oil for creating soap. This oil will provide a conditioning, rich, creamy lather for your homemade soap. Plus, this is an oil that is great for sensitive skin types! So, you will absolutely want to try out this nice, sensitive cosmetic oil in your next cp soap recipe! In fact, try out some rice bran oil in our very own Calendula Sunshine Cold Process Soap Recipe! Not only does this recipe use lovely soaping oils, but this cp soap recipe includes real, whole Calendula flowers and the refreshing Breezes and Sunshine Fragrance Oil. So, your handmade soap will retain the strong scent of an aromatic blend of citrus, fresh marine notes, and summer flowers. So, this is a homemade soap recipe from scratch that will create great bars of soap that smell perfect and love the skin!

Rice Bran Oil Recipes Cucumber Cream RecipeRice Bran Oil Recipes Cucumber Cream Recipe

Next, you can use our rice bran oil to create the lovely Cucumber Cream Recipe! This easy homemade lotion recipe uses this oil perfectly. Not only is this cosmetic oil nourishing, but rice Bran oil is deeply moisturizing and is great for skin care! Further, Natures Garden’s rice bran oil will absorb into the skin fairly quickly. So, you won’t be left with an oily, greasy layer on the surface of your skin. Plus, this homemade lotion recipe uses Cucumber Splash Fragrance Oil to provide a clean aroma that is perfect for a body lotion. This refreshing aroma is of cucumber, bergamot, aloe, and grapefruit; followed by middle notes of freesia, melons, paperwhites, and jasmine; well-rounded with base notes of teakwood, sandalwood, fern, and oakmoss. So, the scent and skin caring properties combined create a fantastic diy lotion recipe that is sure to properly care for your skin.

Rice Bran Oil Recipes Hippies & Hemp Cold Process Soap RecipeRice Bran Oil Recipes Hippies & Hemp Cold Process Soap Recipe

Additionally, you can create a batch of bright and fun colored soaps that are totally groovy. Plus, these soaps will care for and nourish your skin. Our Hippies & Hemp Cold Process Soap Recipe is a lovely batch of soap that you are going to just love. First, this cp soap bar uses bright soap colorants to create six different colors. These colors are interchangeably poured into the molds to create an almost tie dye pattern in the soaps. Further, these bars use the lovely Cannabis Flower Fragrance Oil, which is a blend of shimmering green fern and cannabis notes that unfold to reveal a rich floral accord of violet and gardenia in this fantasy scent. Plus, a warm blend of cashmere wood surrounds the floralcy, while sensual undertones of musk and golden amber soften the scent. Overall, this soap making formulation is a perfect hippie soap recipe!

Rice Bran Oil Recipes Wine Cold Process Soap RecipeRice Bran Oil Recipes Wine Cold Process Soap Recipe

If you are a lover of wine, then this is going to be the best soap recipe for you! The Wine Cold Process Soap Recipe is another marvelous cold process soap recipe that you will not want to miss out on! This soap recipe uses the delicious Merlot Wine Fragrance Oil along with real red wine! Not only does the wine enhance the scent of velvety nuances of plums, apples, red raspberries and strawberries which combine with a light alcoholic and spicy background that all create an amazing aroma in soap. Furthermore, real red wine has been known to have some fantastic benefits for the skin! It is said that red wine will help with signs of aging, help clear pores, and may even fight acne! Everything about this batch of soap screams amazing! You can’t find a more authentic bar of wine soap than one that includes real, red wine. So, try out this bar and get ready to be amazed!

Rice Bran Oil Recipes Sensual Massage Oil RecipeRice Bran Oil Recipes Sensual Massage Oil Recipe

Also, you can use rice bran oil to create a perfectly Sensual Massage Oil Recipe! Additionally, this diy massage oil includes Sweet Almond Oil and Vitamin E Oil. Together these oils create a perfect blend for a massage oil. You will feel the glide of this soothing, sensual massage oil as you begin to get worked on. Furthermore, the blend of essential oils and herbs is an aroma that you will not be able to resist! The Lavender Essential Oil and Patchouli Essential Oil combine to create a blend that will both soothe and excite your partner. Further, the incorporation of real Lavender Flowers Whole Select adds to the natural benefits of the Essential oils. So, this handcrafted natural massage oil recipe is a perfect for pampering one another. Further, this cosmetic recipe could make a great addition to any stay at home date ideas for couples or even romantic night ideas in the bedroom.

Rice Bran Oil Recipes Sweet Orange Chili Pepper Cold Process Soap RecipeRice Bran Oil Recipes Sweet Orange Chili Pepper Cold Process Soap Recipe

Next, you should check out our Sweet Orange Chili Pepper Cold Process Soap Recipe. This is a lovely soap recipe that perfectly includes rice bran oil. Of course, this soaping oil will add to your bar’s conditioning properties, hardness, and creamy lather. Plus, this bar of cp soap contains the scent of our Sweet Orange Chili Pepper Fragrance Oil, which is the sassy, saucy combination of Valencia Orange, Sparkling Bergamot, Tangerine Zest, Tart Cassis, Orange Juice, Neroli, Ground Pepper, Fiery Chili Pepper, and Sheer Musk. Plus, this soap making fragrance oil has been tested to perform perfectly for homemade soaps with no big issues and a strong scent in soap. Furthermore, you can create a gorgeous In-the-Pot Swirl with this batch of soap. We use red, orange, and white to make a unique swirl in our soaps that are just as fiery as this scent!

Rice Bran Oil Recipes Shimmer Gel Potpourri RecipeRice Bran Oil Recipes Shimmer Gel Potpourri Recipe

Also, you can use rice bran oil to create a wonderful room scenting product for your home. Our Shimmer Gel Potpourri Recipe includes both Soy Wax 464 and rice bran oil to create a gel to hold your fragrance. This works in your burner the same as typical solid wax tarts. No need to break off a piece of your wax warmer tarts. Just squeeze this gel scent product into your candle warmer. Then, turn on your warmer and let this product fill your home with the scent of the lovely Glitter Fragrance Oil! So, you will enjoy the aroma of a feminine, yet confident and alluring aroma combining sheer floral notes of iris, jasmine, water lily, orchid, and white rose, with clean, fresh top notes of neroli and pink grapefruit blossoms and sexy bottom notes of sandalwood, soft musk, and tonka bean. This is a perfect room scent for lovely women looking for a scent that is just as gorgeous as they are!

Rice Bran Oil Recipes Vanilla Liquid Potpourri RecipeRice Bran Oil Recipes Vanilla Liquid Potpourri Recipe

Plus, you can use the Rice Bran Oil to create our own Vanilla Liquid Potpourri Recipe! This is a perfect way to create diy home scents for your warmer pots. This is a fun alternative to wax tarts or candles. Instead, this liquid potpourri is poured into the warmer dish. So, no need to melt wax to create your room scenting product. The rice bran oil acts as a carrier oil that will hold the scent and allow your fragrance oil to last for a longer amount of time! So, you can keep the lovely scent of the NG Vanilla Lace and Pearls Type Fragrance Oil around your house for so much longer than a fragrance alone. To use this all you have to do is add some of this oil to your heating warmer and let the scent disperse in the room. In practically no time at all your home will be filled with the scent of French vanilla with African vanilla on a dry down of sweet flower and musk. So, you should definitely try out this new kind of room scenting idea in your warmer!

Rice Bran Oil Recipes Lip Balm Recipe Without BeeswaxRice Bran Oil Recipes Lip Balm Recipe Without Beeswax

Lastly, we have a homemade lip balm with coconut oil that is perfect for vegans! We hear and understand the reasons why you wouldn’t want to use beeswax, so we have formulated a recipe that completely replaces this ingredient. This alternative cosmetic wax is a perfect replacement in lip balm. Plus this has the added benefit of being a vegan lip balm! The Lip Balm Recipe Without Beeswax uses all the great lip balm ingredients of a regular homemade lip balm with the simple replacement of one wax. So, no need to bother the bees! We have it covered! Instead, our lip balm recipe uses the best vegan wax for lip balm that we could find, which is rice bran wax! This rice based wax is well loved for its non-sticky feeling on the lips. Also, you can flavor your lip care product by adding the Horchatta (Cinnamon Rolls) Flavoring to your product. This lip flavoring tastes delicious like fresh cinnamon rolls! So, enjoy this amazing lip balm recipe for lip softening and a scrumptious taste!

Rice Bran Oil Recipes Share With Us

We hope that you enjoy this oil in your own homemade products as well as in our own rice bran oil recipes! All of these recipes were specifically formulated to get the best out of this lovely cosmetic oil. We love the deep moisturizing power of rice bran wax. So, we formulated recipes that could provide this to your skin more effectively. Then, we just had to share these lovely recipes with our customers! Further, you can share your own creations with us at Natures Garden. Of course, we would love to hear all about your ideas and uses for rice bran oil. However, any unique, cute, or fun products that our customers have created would be fantastic. We love seeing what you all have been able to create! If you are interested in showing off your creations a bit, then share with us on either the Natures Garden Facebook page or on our Instagram with @ngscents. We hope to hear from you soon!


Top 25 Essential Oils

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Top 25 Essential OilsTop 25 Essential Oils

This list of the Top 25 Essential Oils from Natures Garden reviews some of our favorite essential oils. Not only do we quickly run over each of their beneficial properties, but we have quite a few recipes that incorporate these essential oils wonderfully. Some recipes utilize an oil’s unique properties to enhance the quality of the product. Other recipes use the oil to scent the product to create a natural fragrance that is unique and lovely. Regardless of the reason to add essential oils, you will find that this additive is as wonderful for bath and body products as it is for room scenting.

Top 25 Essential Oils Bergamot Essential OilTop 25 Essential Oils Bergamot Essential Oil

Bergamot essential oil has been said to have many beneficial properties, such as soothing skin irritation, relieving stress, cleansing the skin, and even more! This oil would be perfect for creating soy candles, soaps, and other DIY projects.

Top 25 Essential Oils Blood Orange Essential OilTop 25 Essential Oils Blood Orange Essential Oil

The blood orange essential oil is a perfect choice for bath and body creations or even DIY home scenting. These products will be enhanced by the aphrodisiac, uplifting scent as well as the anti-inflammatory and antiseptic qualities.

Top 25 Essential Oils Cassia Essential OilTop 25 Essential Oils Cassia Essential Oil

Cassia essential oil has a scent that is similar to cinnamon. Plus, this oil has some benefits that would be great for your homemade bath and body products. For example, this oil has been said to possess antiseptic and anti-fungal properties.

Top 25 Essential Oils Cedarwood Virginiana Essential OilTop 25 Essential Oils Cedarwood Essential Oil

The Cedarwood essential oil has a multitude of amazing benefits that include the skin and hair growth. So, this oil would be a nice addition to any kind of body products.




Top 25 Essential Oils Cedarwood Virginiana Essential Oil Beard BalmSince this oil is good for promoting hair growth, it is perfect for our Beard Balm Recipe! This recipe contains all kinds of ingredients that are great for beard care and this essential oil is one of these ingredients.

Top 25 Essential Oils Cinnamon Leaf Ceylon Essential OilTop 25 Essential Oils Cinnamon Leaf Ceylon Essential Oil

This cinnamon leaf essential oil is an energizing scent with some calming properties. This oil has been known to have a warm, calming effect on the body that eases aching muscles. So, this would be wonderful in a bath and body product to use after a long, tiring day.


Top 25 Essential Oils Citronella Java Essential OilTop 25 Essential Oils Citronella Java Essential Oil

It is well known that citronella is a mosquito repellent and the essential oil is just as potent. Plus, this oil can be moisturizing when mixed with a carrier oil, to make it safe for skin use.

Top 25 Essential Oils Clove Buds Native Distilled Essential Oil

Clove bud essential oil has a strong, unique scent that is perfect for homemade cosmetic products. Plus, this essential oil has known benefits, like reducing skin issues like warts, wrinkles, or sagging skin or the antiseptic qualities. So, this essential oil would be wonderful for a natural skin care product.

Top 25 Essential Oils Eucalyptus Essential OilTop 25 Essential Oils Eucalyptus Essential Oil

This strong scented essential oil is perfect for scenting a room or even body products. Breathing this oil has been shown to clear sinuses and relieve asthma. Further, this oil is considered to be an insect repellent. Also, bath and body products can benefit from eucalyptus, as it is thought to be a muscle pain reducer.


Top 25 Essential Oils Peppermint Redistilled Essential Oil Foot Balm RecipeThe Rejuvenating Foot Balm Recipe not only has all the benefits of this scent but would be great for reducing muscle pain. If you have been on your feet all day, then this is the foot balm for you!


Top 25 Essential Oils Fir Needle Siberian Essential OilTop 25 Essential Oils Fir Needle Siberian Essential Oil

This essential oil is perfect for cleaning cuts and scrapes as well as the air. First, this essential oil has been known to be great for naturally purifying the air. Plus, this oil is great for the skin, as it is an antiseptic that promotes healing. So, this is perfect to add to recipes from candles to body products.

Top 25 Essential Oils Gurjun Balsam Essential OilTop 25 Essential Oils Balsam Essential Oil

This Gurjan Balsam essential oil has a wide variety of benefits and uses, but the most interesting for projects are the antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, and stress reducing properties. These effects make this essential oil great for creating calming scented candles, as this oil has been said to reduce stress hormones, or cleansing bath and body products, as this oil is said to have germ eliminating abilities.

Top 25 Essential Oils Lavandin Grosso Pure Essential OilTop 25 Essential Oils Lavandin Grosso Pure Essential Oil

Lavandin Grosso essential oil is a hybrid of spike lavender and true lavender that creates a plant all it’s own. This essential oil has been said to prevent infections in cuts, relieve inflammation, and reduce marks on the skin. So, this oil would be perfect in bath and body creations.



Top 25 Essential Oils Peppermint Redistilled Essential Oil Soap RecipeThe Snowball Soap Recipe contains both lavandin and peppermint essential oils. This provides both soothing properties of peppermint and the skin loving properties of lavandin. An added bonus to this recipe is that this essential oil combination smells just like our Jack Frost Fragrance Oil. So, this is a perfectly natural way to scent your soap!

Top 25 Essential Oils Lavender 40/42 Essential Oil

Lavender is both well known and well loved. This essential oil has been said to relieve stress, calm anxiety, and promote better sleep.  Plus, this plant based oil is perfect for skin care! Lavender essential oil has been known to restore skin complexion, help heal the skin, and even reduce acne.


Top 25 Essential Oils Lavender 40/42 Essential Oil BalmThe Soothing Baby Non Petroleum Jelly Recipe is a perfect way to utilize the healing natural of lavender essential oil.  Plus, this recipe is perfect for sensitive skin as it is natural and skin loving.



Top 25 Essential Oils Lavender 40/42 Essential Oil Lip BalmSince lavender essential oil has been said to help the skin heal, we thought it would be perfect for lip care. So, we created the White Chocolate Lavender Lip Balm Recipe that has a unique and delicious flavor, as well.



Top 25 Essential Oils Lavender 40/42 Essential Oil PowderNot only is lavender great for the skin, but it has a wonderful scent. Our Natural Lavender Vanilla Body Powder Recipe takes advantage of this beloved aroma to create a perfectly scented body powder.



Top 25 Essential Oils Lavender 40/42 Essential Oil Bath Tea

This recipe is a great choice for someone looking for ideas on how to get rid of a sunburn overnight. This oil is perfect for the Sunburn Relief Bath Tea Recipe because it helps promote healing in the skin. Plus, the calming scent is perfect for relaxing in a nice bath.

Top 25 Essential Oils Lemongrass Guatemalan Essential OilTop 25 Essential Oils Lemongrass Guatemalan Essential Oil

This essential oil is perfect for natural body products! Among this oil’s many benefits are headache reduction, bug repellent, and skin healing properties. So, this would be a very beneficial oil for the skin or for creating a natural bug repellent.

Top 25 Essential Oils Lime Essential OilTop 25 Essential Oils Lime Essential Oil

This lime essential has a fresh scent that is bright and sweet. Plus, this oil is a natural disinfectant! So, this oil would be perfect in household cleaners or in bath and body products.  Plus, this essential oil would be perfect for cleaning the air in a natural candle creation.



Top 25 Essential Oils Lime Distilled Essential Oil Foot PowderAnother great way to utilize this essential oil’s beneficial properties is the Stinky Feet Foot Powder Recipe. This bacteria eliminating power combined with the anti-fungal properties of tea tree oil creates the perfect foot powder!

Top 25 Essential Oils Litsea Cubeba Essential OilTop 25 Essential Oils Litsea Cubeba Essential Oil

This essential oil has a bright, citrus scent that is similar to a lemon. Plus, this oil has been known to have some wonderful healing properties as it fights infections and kills harmful microbes. So, this is another great cleansing essential oil that would be great for all kinds of natural products.

Top 25 Essential Oils Orange Midseason (5 Fold) Essential OilTop 25 Essential Oil Orange Midseason (5 Fold) Essential Oil

This essential oil is perfect for creating natural household cleaners! Not only does this oil possess a clean, citrus scent, but this essential oil has been said to have antibacterial properties. Plus, this would be a nontoxic way to clean your home!

Top 25 Essential Oils Patchouli Essential OilTop 25 Essential Oils Patchouli Essential Oil

This essential oil is a strong, relaxing scent that can be great as a natural scent for products. Plus, this oil has properties that can help issues related to inflammation or fungus, as well as assist your body in healing. So, this essential oil would be great for all kinds of homemade recipes.



Top 25 Essential Oils Patchouli Essential Oil Massage Recipe

This essential oil was included in our Sensual Massage Oil Recipe to add a calming scent with anti-inflammatory properties. This can be used to relieve inflammation related issues, such as rashes or eczema. Also, this recipe uses the lavender essential oil, too! This is perfect to add to the relaxing mood of a massage.


Top 25 Essential Oils Patchouli Essential Oil Conditioner Recipe

Furthermore, the Patchouli Infused Hair Conditioner Recipe is perfect for hair products! This oil has been known to be great for hair growth and preventing hair loss! Also, this recipe includes lavender and grosso, which have been know to help with hair loss and prevent dandruff on the scalp. So, this is a great homemade hair care product.

Top 25 Essential Oils Peppermint Essential OilTop 25 Essential Oils Peppermint Essential Oil

This peppermint essential oil has a cool, relaxing scent that is wonderful for the body. This aroma would be perfect for creating calming room scenting products. Plus, this essential oil has some wonderful benefits that can be beneficial in bath and body recipes.  his oil is great for calming sore muscles, relieving headaches, and much more!


Top 25 Essential Oils Peppermint Redistilled Essential Oil Lip Balm RecipeThis Chocolate Peppermint Lip Balm Recipe includes real peppermint oil for its amazing effects. First of all, this oil is perfect for helping heal chapped lips and leaving a cool feeling. Plus, the oil has been known to work as a lip plumper. This could be a great lip balm for ladies looking for fuller lips.


Top 25 Essential Oils Peppermint Redistilled Essential Oil Face MaskAlso, this oil is great for the Candy Cane Facial Mask Recipe! First of all, the scent of the peppermint oil is a perfect choice for a candy cane. This pure mint scent smells strong and true! Plus, this oil is a cool and relaxing, which is wonderful for a homemade facial.


Top 25 Essential Oils Peppermint Redistilled Essential Oil Winter Balm

Of course, Winter Wonderland Lip Balm Recipe contains the cooling sensation of peppermint oil. Just like in the other peppermint oil lip balm recipe, this recipe is wonderful for masking bad breath and may even lead to more plump lips!

Top 25 Essential Oils Petitgrain Extra Essential OilTop 25 Essential Oils Petitgrain Extra Essential Oil

This essential oil is considered to be an uplifting scent with antiseptic and antibacterial properties. Thus, this product would be perfect for handmade soaps, natural deodorants, or any sort of bath product to add some extra cleansing ability.

Top 25 Essential Oils Pink Grapefruit Essential OilTop 25 Essential Oils Pink Grapefruit Essential Oil

This oil has a bright, energizing scent that would be perfect for naturally scenting your home. Plus, this essential oil contains tons of Vitamin C, which is great for skin. This vitamin helps protect your skin from the effects of aging and help some of the damage caused by the sun’s harmful rays. So, this is a perfect oil for enhancing any bath and body product recipes!

Top 25 Essential Oils Rosemary Tunisian Essential OilTop 25 Essential Oils Rosemary Tunisian Essential Oil

Rosemary is an amazing additive for skin care products! This oil is great for blood circulation and promoting clear skin. Plus, this essential oil is an anti-inflammatory. Thus, this oil has been known to ease redness, puffiness, and irritation, as well as reduce acne and excess oils. So, Rosemary Tunisian Essential Oil would be a perfect addition for facial cleansers.


Top 25 Essential Oils Rosemary Tunisian Essential Oil Recipe

One perfect way to use this essential oil is the Activated Charcoal Mask Recipe. This recipe uses herbs and oils that are perfect for promoting clear, healthy skin. Not only does this recipe contain that properties of rosemary, but there are other ingredients, such as activated charcoal, that are perfect natural cleaners.

Top 25 Essential Oils Star Anise Essential OilTop 25 Essential Oils Star Anise Essential Oil

Anise can be used to create all kinds of natural bath and body creations. Plus, it has been known to help to treat acne, oily skin, psoriasis, and spotted and damaged skin. Also, it helps to bring a beautiful glow to your skin and keep it smooth and soft. Plus, this essential only has a lovely scent that is similar to black licorice.

Top 25 Essential Oils Sweet Fennel Essential OilTop 25 Essential Oils Sweet Fennel Essential Oil

Another great essential oil is one made from fennel. This oil has an interesting scent that is perfect for naturally scenting products. The scent is similar to the anise essential oil with the distinct sweet and spicy aroma. Plus, fennel would be great for hair products as it has been known to treat an itchy scalp and reduce any bumps on the scalp.


Top 25 Essential Oils Sweet Fennel Essential Oil Mask Recipe

One way that you can use this essential oil is our Lucky Leprechaun Face Mask Recipe! This recipe is a natural and herbal creation that is perfect for refreshing and moisturizing your face. Plus, the fennel essential oil in this recipe provides a unique scent that is entirely natural. Furthermore, this recipe contains the added properties of the lavender essential oil!

Top 25 Essential Oils Tangerine Essential OilTop 25 Essential Oils Tangerine Essential Oil

This tangerine California essential oil is often used in skin care products for its anti-fungal and antiseptic properties. Plus, this oil is wonderful for stress relief. So, Tangerine California Essential Oil would be perfect for creating bath and body products that are cleansing and relaxing!

Top 25 Essential Oils Tea Tree Essential OilTop 25 Essential Oils Tea Tree Essential Oil

This natural essential oil is best known for its medicinal uses, as it has anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antifungal, analgesic, antibacterial, antimicrobial, and antiviral properties. So, tea tree can be used for treating toenail fungus, yeast infections, the flu, chest congestion, persistent body odor, sunburns, herpes, vaginal infections, ear infections, scabies, pulmonary inflammation, and many infections of the mouth and nose.

Top 25 Essential Oils Tea Tree Australian Essential Oil RecipeThe Rejuvenating Foot Balm Recipe is a great way to moisturize your feet and make sure that they are free of nasty foot odor. So, this recipe has two fantastic functions!



Top 25 Essential Oils Tea Tree Essential Oil

Since tea tree oil is perfect for destroying fungus and bacteria, it makes sense to use this essential oil in soap. The Peppermint Cold Process Foot Soap Recipe is a perfect recipe for removing foot issues, like athlete’s foot for example.



Top 25 Essential Oils Tea Tree Essential Oil Soap RecipeWhile many people need tea tree oil to solve foot fungus or odor, there are a ton more instances where a regular Tea Tree Soap Recipe would come in handy. For example, this soap can come in handy for treating acne, cuts, ringworm, skin bumps, bug bites and fungal infections.



Natures Garden sells our essential oils for external applications only.  In the above written post, we discussed how wonderful they are and the many various uses across different industries.  Nothing in this article is to be construed as medical advice.  Please consult your doctor before using any of this information for treatment purposes.  We provide this data for educational purposes only.


Beard Balm Recipe

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Beard Balm RecipeBeard Balm Recipe

Of course, everyone wants to get their dad a gift that he will truly use and enjoy! To solve this issue, we have created a recipe that he could use every day. Truly, there is no better Fathers Day Gift than a homemade Beard Balm Recipe! This Natures Garden creation uses a perfect blend of oils that are each picked specifically because they are wonderful for facial hair. Each oil has slightly different benefits that it brings to this product, which together creates a beard balm that is perfect for all kinds of beards.

Not only will this balm nourishes the facial hair that you currently have, but this craft will promote healthy growth to protect the beard you will have, as well. Whether the dads in your life like a close shave or let it grow wild, everyone can benefit from a little beard balm that nourishes and cares for the facial hair as well as the skin beneath. So, show your dad that you care by giving him a great product that he will enjoy and can use to truly care for his beard.

Beard Balm Recipe Interesting Facts About Beards

Throughout time the general opinions and beliefs about a man’s beard changed so much. Some have viewed this facial hair as useless or even a burden, while others have found beards to be a sign of social status, power, and wisdom. While many of these beliefs belong to cultures that have been long over, it is very interesting to know the differing opinions, regardless. So, I want to share a few of the most interesting opinions of beards that have been held over time. Also, those that are interested and would like to see more super cool facts about beards can check out the  “50 Beard Facts – What Science And History Has To Say About Beards” article. Hope you as much fun as we have with these facts as we have!

Beard Balm Recipe Facts About Beards Throughout Time

Over time, there have been quite a few cultures that have found beards to display dignity, power, and wisdom. Many ancient philosophers have linked beards to the soul and to their wisdom. In ancient Egypt, upper-class males would dye their beards gold to display power and wealth. Also, kings were known to add three beard hairs to a wax seal to provide authenticity. Otto the Great would swear on his beard over anything serious. Further, men in the middle ages saw touching another man’s beard to be very disrespectful, which would result in a duel.

While many found beards to be important, other influential people throughout time have found a beard to be more negative. At one point a leader named Peter the Great found beards to be useless and would tax anyone that wished to grow one. Another man, Alexander the Great, viewed beards as a hindrance as they could be grabbed during hand to hand combat. Further, beards have been prohibited in the US military around the World War I area.

More recently, studies have been done that found that beards can be related to attractiveness. In fact, a 2012 study looked at male attractiveness and found that women viewed men with beards as more aggressive, older, and better off than a clean shaven man. Not only are beards considered to be attractive, but they block a lot of the harmful UV light rays produced by the sun and can filter things like pollen or dust out of the air you breathe. Sounds to me like beards are pretty useful after all!

Beard Balm Recipe Ingredients Available at Natures Garden

Jojoba Oil
Sweet Almond Oil
Olive Oil Pomace
Lanolin Oil USP
Sesame Oil
Cocoa Butter Golden Natural
Shea Butter
White Beeswax
Cedarwood Virginiana Essential
Pure Vitamin E Oil (Tocopherol T-50)
Flat Round Tin with Lid 4 oz.

Beard Balm Recipe Other Ingredients and Equipment

Silicone Mixing Spoon
A Large Mixing Bowl
Gram Scale
A Small Mixing Bowl
Two Differently Sized Pots (One that is Smaller and One that is Larger)

Beard Balm Recipe Weights of Ingredients

102 grams of the White Beeswax
27 grams of the Olive Oil Pomace
57 grams of the Sweet Almond Oil
27 grams of the Jojoba Oil
57 grams of the Sesame Seed Oil
84 grams of the Shea Butter
27 grams of the Cocoa Butter Golden Natural
4 grams of the Cedarwood Virginiana Essential
10 grams of the Lanolin Oil
4 grams of the Pure Vitamin E Oil (Tocopherol T-50)

Beard Balm Recipe Clean and Sanitize

Before you begin, make sure that your instruments and work space are both ready to go. First, tidy up your work area and make sure you have enough room to complete this craft. Also, clear off at least one burner of your stove top. This will help to make sure that nothing falls over during this process and that you have plenty of work space. Second, sanitize all of the equipment you will need for this beard balm recipe. Not only will having everything nearby and ready make this craft quicker, but cleaning your equipment prevents you from contaminating your beard balm during the process. Plus, any debris that gets into your balm would go right into a respectable beard and nobody wants that. So, act responsibly and be prepared by sanitizing everything before you work.

Beard Balm Recipe Creating the Double Boiler

Also, you will want to be able to create a double boiler for this recipe. Since many kinds of oils can be easily scorched under high heat, a double boiler is very important to protect these essential ingredients. The boiling water used in this device will maintain a more consistent heat that is not too much for your oils, but will be hot enough to melt your wax and butters. So, you can melt everything you need to without the risk of burning the ingredients.

If you are unsure of what we mean by double boiler, we will explain exactly how to create this heating device.

So, take your two differently sized pots. The larger pot will be directly on the stove top, while the smaller one will be placed inside of the larger pot. Now, take your larger pot and add about an inch or two of water. In order to be sure we have the right amount of water, you should place the small pot inside the water of the large pot. Check the water level high enough that it is touching the bottom of the small pot. However, if the water is high enough that it could potentially boil over into the small pot, reduce the amount of water. You will not want any water to get into your oils. Then, the smaller pot will hold your ingredients for melting. Now you are ready to heat on the stove.

Beard Balm Recipe Amazing Benefits of the Oils and Butters We Used in this Recipe

These amazing beard oils include; Sweet Almond Oil, Lanolin Oil, Shea Butter, Jojoba Oil, and Olive Oil Pomace. First, we used Shea Butter as it has a plethora of great properties for your facial hair. Not only does this butter help repair damaged hair and soften your beard, but it can be used to quench the skin below. Thus, shea butter reduces beard dandruff and reduces itchiness of your beard skin. Next, we used Jojoba Oil to further qualm dry skin. Since this oil is very similar to the natural oils that face skin produces on its own, it is perfect for moisturizing the skin on your face.

Also, Olive Oil Pomace helps repair the hair follicles and will leave your hair with a nice, clean shine.  Further, Sweet Almond Oil was added to calm agitated or ingrown hairs as it will improve circulation to the areas. Lastly, Lanolin was used to protect your beard skin from dryness or burns. Altogether these oils create a balm that could improve even the most scraggly beard.

Beard Balm Recipe Melting Your Butters and OilsBeard Balm Recipe Melting Your Necessary Butters and Oils

First, you are going to be preparing the oils and butters needed to for the Beard Balm recipe. So, weigh out 102 grams of the White Beeswax, 10 grams of the Lanolin, 27 grams of the Olive Oil Pomace, 57 grams of the Sweet Almond Oil, 27 grams of the Cocoa Butter Golden Natural, 84 grams of the Shea Butter, 27 grams of the Jojoba Oil, and 57 grams of the Sesame Seed Oil into one of your medium sized mixing bowls. Then, transfer these facial hair nourishing ingredients to the smaller pot of your double boiler. Also, be sure to mix these melting ingredients occasionally as they melt to make sure they melt without burning.

Beard Balm Recipe Adding the Vitamin E and Essential OilsBeard Balm Recipe Adding the Vitamin E and Essential Oils to the Mixture

Now, we are going to be adding a few more ingredients to the mixture of melted butters and oils. Take your smaller sized bowl and tare this bowl’s weight from the scale. Now, weigh 4 grams of the Pure Vitamin E Oil and 4 grams of the Cedarwood Virginiana Essential into this smaller bowl.

Next, you will be adding this mixture to the melted oils and butters. After your ingredients in the double boiler have entirely melted, transfer them back into the medium sized mixing bowl. Finally, add the Vitamin E Oil and Essential Oil mixture to the mixing bowl and stir everything together well. Evenly mix everything together to make sure that it all has been incorporated.

Beard Balm Recipe Pouring the Balm into the Tins Beard Balm Recipe Pouring the Balm into the Beard Balm Tins

Now, you are ready to package your product. So, pour the finished beard balm mixture into your round 4 oz. tins. Be slow as you pour your mixture into their containers. While you want to move quick enough to pour everything before the mixture sets up in the bowl, you want to attempt to prevent air bubbles. Pour slow enough that no air bubbles get trapped under the surface, but don’t take all day. Also, after you have filled your tins, very gently tap them on the top of your countertop to remove any air bubbles that may have gotten trapped. Doing this makes sure that all of your beard balm fits in the tins and that you don’t end up with unsightly air pockets. So, it prevents wasting any seemingly extra beard balm that won’t fit in the tins.

Beard Balm Recipe Finishing Up and Ready to UseBeard Balm Recipe Finishing Up the Balm

Finally, your beard balm is so close to being finished! In fact, these tins of balm will be ready to use right after it sets up. Simply let your mixture cool and harden in the tins. You really don’t have to do anything for this part. Just make sure that the beard balm has entirely set up before you move the tins or attempt to use the finished product. If you don’t wait long enough before moving it, the beard balm may spill out or it may not setup evenly. While the balm will be perfectly fine to use, the product will not look as nice for gifting if you make them too early. However, once it has entirely set up your beard balm is ready for you to use right away!

Beard Balm Recipe Using Your Completed Beard Balm

Further, those that are unsure of how to apply Beard Balm can get some simple tips on usage right here! Once you know what you’re doing, application is very simple! First, wash your beard with soap and dry it off completely to make sure the oils will be able to act properly with the hair. Then, use your fingers to scoop out a bit of your beard balm and rub it between your hands. Now, run your hands through your beard. Make sure to rub the balm into the skin below your beard as well, because the balm is great for your facial hair all the way down to the root. Plus, using this balm on stubble or where your facial hair will grow can still promote healthy growth. So, we hope that you enjoy this beard care product and that your facial hair looks better than ever!


Beard Soap Recipe

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Beard Soap RecipeBeard Soap Recipe

We at Natures Garden combined the benefits of various oils to create the perfect Beard Soap Recipe! Not only will this clean your scruff, but the oils that are included were specifically chosen to enhance your beard and promote healthy growth. These oils work from the root of each follicle all the way to the tip to create the healthiest facial hair possible. Plus, this recipe soothes the skin beneath your facial hair if it is irritated from dryness or ingrown hairs. Overall, this recipe will take your beard game to a new level of awesome.

Beard Soap Recipe Ingredients Available from Natures Garden

Silicon Soap Mold – 4 Loaf Molds
Coconut Oil 76
Jojoba Oil
Sweet Almond Oil
Olive Oil Pomace
Castor Oil
Lanolin USP Liquid Oil
Sesame Seed Oil
Cocoa Butter Golden Natural
Shea Butter
Gurjun Balsam Essential Oil
Safety Gloves for Soap Making – 1 Pair
Mitre Box – Stainless Steel
Safety Glasses for Soap Making
Cutter for Mitre Box – Stainless Steel
Safety Mask for Soap Making – 2 count

Beard Soap Recipe Other Ingredients & Equipment Needed

Silicone Mixing Spoon
Two Large Mixing Spoon
Stick Blender
Distilled Water

Beard Soap Recipe  Total Weights for All Ingredients

182 grams of the Lye (Sodium Hydroxide)
517 grams of the Distilled Water
340 grams of the Coconut Oil 76
68 grams of the Jojoba Oil
163 grams of the Sweet Almond Oil
68 grams of the Olive Oil Pomace
68 grams of the Castor Oil
41 grams of the Lanolin
68 grams of the Sesame Seed Oil
272 grams of the Cocoa Butter Golden Natural
272 grams of the Shea Butter
100 grams of the Gurjan Balsam Essential Oil

Beard Soap Recipe Get Familiar with the Soap Making Process

If this is your first time creating soap with lye, then you may want to read over a few of our classes for beginner soap makers. First, this Soap Making Safety class shares some basics, such as safe soapmaking practices, clean up, and the curing process. Additionally, the Soap Making Terminology class briefly shares soaper lingo and abbreviations that you may come across.

Finally, the classes of Making Your Own Soap Recipe  and Soap Making- Finding the Perfect Recipe explain the steps to creating a perfect bar of soap and creating your very own soap recipe. Further, the Soaping Oil Properties class goes over the impact different oils have on a bar of soap. On another note, you could create this beard soap recipe using a cold process method.  You would use the same ingredients, just a different process.  If you have never made cold process soap before, check out our Cold Process Soap Class 101.

 Beard Soap Recipe Soaping From Scratch Safety Reminders

First, you should always wear the appropriate protection when making soap from scratch. Lye that has not fully become soap can react with skin and cause damage. Plus, you will want to avoid breathing in the fumes created as you make your lye water So, you will want to wear a face mask to protect your lungs and keep you aware. Also, it is in your best interest to wear protective clothing, eye protection, and gloves.

You also want to make sure all of your materials needed are prepared prior to starting. Make sure that anything you use to create soap is never used for cooking or in other body products. Meaning, your crockpot should remain as your soaping crockpot. Simply find or buy a cheap device that you won’t miss in the kitchen.

Finally, never ever add the water to your lye. Adding water to the lye could be very dangerous, creating a volcanic effect! Instead, remember that you should slowly add your lye to your water slowly. Stirring the water slowly as well.

Beard Soap Recipe Explaining the Beneficial Properties of the Ingredients Used

If you are curious as to why we’ve used some of these oils in this soap, then check out the following explanation of our reasons for choosing these specific ingredients. First of all, coconut oil is wonderful for facial hair as it will condition hair all the way down to the roots, which softens and will make your beard appear healthier. Plus, you won’t have to deal with an oily residue feeling, since this oil isn’t as greasy as many others. Additionally, this recipe uses Jojoba Oil, which is very similar to oils in the skin, which makes Jojoba Oil a great facial moisturizer! Plus, we included another great oil that can get all the way down to the pores, olive oil pomace. This oil not only helps repair follicles, but leaves a nice shine.

Next, shea butter is wonderful for repairing hair damage, moisturizing, and promoting healthy growth. Also, we included sweet almond oil to help with any ingrown facial hairs and reducing hair loss. Plus, castor oil was added as it contains vitamin E, minerals, antibacterial properties, and anti-fungal properties. Plus, it can help reduce split ends and lead to a thicker beard, due to its conditioning strength. Further, cocoa butter is perfect for healthy facial hair as it strengthens the hair and add volume. Then, we used Lanolin to care for the skin beneath your beard  to protect against dry skin and burns. Additionally, the Gurjan Balsam Essential Oil is very beneficial for eliminating and preventing dandruff from your beard by cleansing the scalp of this dry skin. Finally, we added sesame seed oil to act as a natural sunscreen as well as prevent premature graying of hair and help darken your hair.

Beard Soap Recipe Weighing and Melting Your Soaping OilsBeard Soap Recipe Weighing and Melting Your Soaping Oils

First, you are going to prepare all of the beneficial soaping oils and butters for this hot process soaping recipe. So, you are going to tare the weight of one of your mixing bowls on the scale. Then, weigh out 272 grams of the Shea Butter, 272 grams of the Cocoa Butter Golden Natural, 163 grams of the Sweet Almond Oil, 68 grams of the Olive Oil Pomace, 68 grams of the Sesame Seed Oil, 41 grams of the Lanolin, 340 grams of the Coconut Oil 76, 68 grams of the Castor Oil, and 68 grams of the Jojoba Oil into the same bowl.

Now, you are going to melt all of your weighed soaping oils and butters. So, you will turn your crockpot on to a low setting. Then, place all of your oils and butters into this crockpot. You will heat the oils until they are all in a liquid state. You may want to stir these ingredients as they are melting to be sure the oils do not burn. While you are waiting for the oils and butters to melt, you may want to start creating your lye water mixture.

Beard Soap Recipe Creating Your Lye WaterBeard Soap Recipe Creating Your Lye Water

Next, you will be creating the lye water phase for your hot process soap recipe. You will want to do this in a well ventilated area. If you are not in a vented area, then go to one for this step. Also, make sure that you are wearing the necessary skin, safety gear. Then, separately weigh your 517 grams of the Distilled Water and your 182 grams of the Lye in two small bowls.  After, place your lye water in front of your and grab a rubber spatula. Gently stir the water as you slowly add the previously weighed amount of lye. This will create fumes, so make sure you are wearing your safety mask. Also, remember that you should never add water to the lye.

Beard Soap Recipe Mixing Your Oils and Lye SolutionBeard Soap Recipe Mixing Your Oils and Lye Solution

Now, you are going to begin combining the lye water with your melted oils in the crockpot. When combining the lye solution and oils it leads to a chemical reaction that makes soap. As you create this soap, be careful as you take your lye water and add it to your crockpot with the melted oils.

While we would normally worry about the temperatures of the oil and water phases in cold process soap, we are using hot process soap. This means that the ingredients can be combined at different temperatures as they will be heated together in the crockpot anyways. Now, stick blend the mixture as it is in the crockpot until the batter reaches trace. If you aren’t sure, trace is the point in which the soap batch begins to get a bit thicker and an almost pudding-like consistency. Typically, I will take some of the batch up in a spatula and allow it to fall as I move the spatula back and forth across the top. If there is a slight line left on top of your batter, then you are at trace. If not, keep on mixing until you can see the trace!

Beard Soap Recipe Placing the Lid on the CrockpotBeard Soap Recipe Placing the Lid on the Crockpot

After you reach trace, you can place the lid on your crockpot to allow the batch to cook. However, you won’t simply leave the batch entire unattended. But, you will want to stir your batch periodically to allow the batter to be heated evenly. Otherwise, the bottom of your batch may burn. So, not stirring could lead the soap to not form correctly.

Additionally, the time that it will take for your soap to finish could vary. Typically, it should take about an hour to finish cooking, but this depends on each individual crock pot and the exact temperature that is given on the low setting. So, you will need to determine the end point by the appearance of the soap batch as it is cooking. You will need to wait for the batter to look like mashed potatoes and the consistency will feel as thick as mashed potatoes as well. Now, you’ll be ready for the next step.

Beard Soap Recipe Adding the Essential OilBeard Soap Recipe Adding the Essential Oil

Once your soap batter takes on the appearance of mashed potatoes, it will be time to incorporate the scent. Not only does the Gurjan Balsam Essential Oil add a nice, manly scent, but this ingredient provides some benefits to your beard, which were described above. Now, weigh out 100 grams of the Gurjan Balsam Essential Oil. Then, mix this essential oil into the batter well to ensure that it is fully incorporated.

Beard Soap Recipe Placing Your Soap Batter into the MoldsBeard Soap Recipe Placing Your Soap Batter into the Molds

Next, you are going to take the finished soap batter and fill your silicone soap molds. So, retrieve your clean 4 cavity silicone soap mold and place it on the surface of your work space. Then, fill each of the mold cavities with your hot process soap batter to create four individual loaves of Beard Soap.

Also, you will want to try to eliminate any are pockets that could be created as you transfer the soap. So, lift and tap the filled molds on the table top a few times. This will help release any air bubbles that may be trapped under the surface. Then, just let your soap loaves harden and cool in a place where they won’t be moved.

BBeard Soap Recipe Finishing Up the Hot Process Soapseard Soap Recipe Finishing Up the Hot Process Soaps

Finally, you can remove your hardened soaps from their molds. While cold process soaps need to cure for a about a month, this recipe is made using the hot process soaping method. This method will speed up the curing process with heat to make sure that all of the lye has reacted with the oils and butters. Thus, the lye will not be able to cause damage to the skin. Meaning, this awesome beard soap will be ready for immediate use! After, you can cut your soap loaves into usable sized bars of beard soap. Also, the mitre box and cutter will be helpful in cutting your finished soaps. These tools make it easier to cut your loaves and keep the cuts sharp and even. Also, using these will help to cut the loaf into more evenly sized bars. Now, your hot process beard soaps are ready to use, wash, and protect your beard!

As you can tell from this blog, we only included the best oils for your beard! So, clean and care for your beard at the same time with this amazing beard soap!


Activated Charcoal Facial Mask Recipe

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Activated Charcoal Facial Mask Recipe

Activated Charcoal Facial Mask RecipeOur next recipe is one that you are going to love!  An activated charcoal facial mask recipe is just what you need in your life.  I have recently become obsessed with activated charcoal powder.  I will say I have a love/hate relationship with the powder.  I love the way it leaves my skin feeling after using it.  In addition, it has wonderful detoxifying properties.  The benefits of activated charcoal definitely out weight the one bad thing about it.  It can get messy!  However, if you are prepared ahead of time, it is easily remedied.  So, just remember to cover your work area before beginning.  Also, wear an apron and disposable gloves when preparing Natures Garden’s activated charcoal mask recipe.


Activated Charcoal Facial Mask Recipe Ingredients Available at Natures Garden

Activated Charcoal Powder
Bentonite Clay Powder
Rosemary Essential Oil
Vitamin E Oil (Tocopherol T-50)
Vegetable Glycerin
Disposable Transfer Pipettes
2 ounce Black Double Wall Jars
58/400 Black Dome Lids
1 ounce Black Bullet Bottles
20/410 Black Smooth Disc Top Lids
Natures Garden Apron

Activated Charcoal Facial Mask Recipe Other Supplies You Will Need

Large Mixing Bowl
Scale (set to grams)
Rubber Spatula
Measuring Spoons (1 teaspoon and 1 tablespoon)
Mixing Spoon

Activated Charcoal Facial Mask Prior to Starting

First, I highly suggest wearing an apron.  Then, you will want to clean and sanitize your work area.  Also, do the same with your utensils and packaging supplies.  In addition, I recommend covering your work area.  Personally, I would use wax paper or something similar.  Then, when you are finished, you can simply fold up the paper and throw it away.  While the benefits of activated charcoal are well worth the mess, it reminds me of glitter!  It tends to be difficult to clean up and spreads like crazy.

Activated Charcoal Facial Mask Recipe Total Recipe Amounts

224 grams Bentonite Clay Powder
96 grams Activated Charcoal Powder
192 grams Vegetable Glycerin
32 drops Rosemary Essential Oil
24 drops Vitamin E Oil
2 tablespoons Water  (per mask)

Activated Charcoal Facial Mask Recipe Mixing the Powdered Ingredients

Activated Charcoal Facial Mask Recipe Mixing the Powdered Ingredients


First, you will need to weigh out your activated charcoal.  Set your scale to weigh in grams.  Then, in a large mixing bowl, weigh out 96 grams of activated charcoal powder.  We added the activated charcoal powder to this recipe due to its natural detoxifying properties.


Activated Charcoal Facial Mask Recipe Mixing the Powdered Ingredients



Next, add 224 grams of Bentonite Clay Powder to your bowl.  Then mix together the activated charcoal powder and clay.  I would suggest mixing slowly, you may end up with a mess if you try to move too quickly.  We added bentonite clay powder to the mask due to its ability to clean impurities from the skin.


Activated Charcoal Facial Mask Recipe Adding the Oils

Activated Charcoal Facial Mask Recipe Adding the Oils



Once you have all of the powder combined we will add the essential oil.  We chose to add rosemary essential oil to this recipe.  So, go ahead and add 32 drops of rosemary essential oil using a pipette.



Activated Charcoal Facial Mask Recipe Adding the Oils


Then, we will be adding the vitamin E oil.  Use another pipette to add 24 drops of vitamin E Oil (Tocopherol T-50).  We prefer the tocopherol T-50 because it is the purest for of vitamin E.  It is not tocopherol acetate that is often found in capsules.  Finally, mix everything together.  You want to make sure your oils a completely and evenly mixed into the powders.



Activated Charcoal Facial Mask Recipe Packaging Your Mask

Activated Charcoal Facial Mask Recipe Packaging Your Mask


We chose to package the powdered portion of the mask.  This allows you to mix it as you need it.  Also, you can have it mixed ahead of time without having to add a preservative.  In addition to the powder, you will add water, and vegetable glycerin.  First, let’s go ahead and package the powder.  You will need eight 2 ounce black jars.  Fill each jar with the activated charcoal mixture.  Place a black dome lid on each jar.


Activated Charcoal Facial Mask Recipe Packaging Your Mask




Next, you will need eight 1 ounce black bottles.  Using your scale, weigh out and add 24 grams of vegetable glycerin to each bottle.  Place a black disc lid on each bottle.



Now, I know what you are thinking… Why didn’t they just put it in a couple of larger jars?  Well, this is because we have many customers reselling their handmade cosmetic products.  So, if you are using the mask for personal use, go ahead and use a larger jar if you would like to.  You can find all of the other jars that we carry by clicking here.  Then, simply mix the mask as you need it.  Since you have not added the water, you will not need a preservative.

For those business owners reselling their products, there are a few benefits to packaging with one jar of powder and one bottle of vegetable glycerin.  First, it is much quicker to create.  It will cut down your labor time.  When preparing eight 2 oz jars it took less than 10 minutes, this also included taking pictures of each step. You will not need to distill your water, add a preservative, and mix everything together.  In addition, there will be much less to clean up.  I wanted to also add that you will get about four masks from each jar.


Activated Charcoal Facial Mask Recipe Using Your Mask

Activated Charcoal Facial Mask Recipe Using Your Mask

First, you will need to mix your mask.  In a small bowl, add one tablespoon of the powder.  Then, add one teaspoon of the vegetable glycerin.  Finally, add about two tablespoons of water.  Mix everything together until it is smooth.  If you need to, you can always add a bit more water if you find it is not smooth.  Then, spread a thin layer over your face.  Allow your mask to harden completely.  This should only take about 10 minutes.  Finally, remove the activated charcoal mask gently using warm water and a washcloth.

Activated Charcoal Facial Mask Recipe My Results

Personally, I loved this mask.  I believe it is my favorite of all that I have tried.  It left my skin feeling clean and refreshed.  Also, the addition of rosemary essential oil left me feeling relaxed and stress free.  Now, I will say, I have what most would call normal skin.  It is neither oily or dry and tends to be blemish free…most of the time anyways.  So, I can’t say whether it would help with blackheads or acne like I have read in articles online.  However, we would love to hear how it leaves your skin looking and feeling.

Have you tried this recipe?  Or maybe another recipe we have created?  Show us what you have created!  Post your pictures on our Facebook page.  Alternatively, tag us on Instagram or Twitter @ngscents.  Find this free activated charcoal mask recipe and hundreds of other candle, soap, and cosmetic recipes in Natures Garden’s recipe box.


Note:  Natures Garden sells our herbs for external use only. We do not sell them as food items. (The information we provide is for educational purposes only. This information is not intended to diagnose, cure, treat, or prevent any disease. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration). Keep all herbs out of reach of children and pets. Special care should be taken by pregnant and/or lactating women when handling herbs. Natures Garden accepts no responsibility (written or implied) for any products you make with our herbs. All testing is the responsibility of the customer.



Lucky Leprechaun Face Mask Recipe

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Lucky Leprechaun Face Mask Recipe




Our next recipe is our Lucky Leprechaun Face Mask Recipe.  Natures Garden is going green for Saint Patrick’s Day!  This facial mask recipe will have your friends green with envy over your glowing skin!  In addition to French green clay and bentonite clay, it contains nutrient rich powders that will leave your skin absolutely radiant!  In addition, we have added spirulina powder, alfalfa powder, and spinach leaf powder.  So, whether your just looking to unwind or you’re having a spa day with your friends, this recipe is for you!


Lucky Leprechaun Face Mask Recipe Ingredients Available at Natures Garden

French Green Clay Powder
Bentonite Clay Powder
Spirulina Powder
Alfalfa Leaf Powder
Spinach Leaf Powder
Sweet Fennel Oil
Lavender 40/42 Essential Oil
Vitamin E Oil (Tocopherol T-50)
Vegetable Glycerin
Disposable Pipettes
2 oz Clear PET Jars
Black Smooth Straight Lids 48/400
1 oz. Clear PET Bullet Bottles
Black Smooth Disc Top Lids 20/410

Lucky Leprechaun Face Mask Recipe Other Equipment and Ingredients You Will Need

Mixing Bowls
Mixing Spoon
Distilled Water

Lucky Leprechaun Face Mask Recipe Weighing Out the Clays and Powders

Lucky Leprechaun Face Mask Recipe Weighing Out the Clays and Powders
Step one:  We will begin by weighing out the two clays we included in this recipe.  First, weigh out the French green clay.  You will need 112 grams of your French green clay.  Then, add 112 grams of your bentonite clay.


Step Two:  Now, let go ahead and add your Spirulina Powder.  You will need 32 grams of this green powder.  Spirulina powder not only helps to give the mask its color but also is known to contain many vitamins and minerals.


Step Three:  We also added alfalfa powder to this mask.  So, using your scale add 32 grams of your alfalfa leaf powder.



Step Four:  Next, we added spinach leaf powder.  We used 32 grams of the spinach powder.  So, let’s add the 32 grams of the green powder to the mix.  Then, go ahead and mix to combine all of the ingredients.


Lucky Leprechaun Face Mask Recipe Adding the Oils

Step Five:  We also added vitamin E oil.  We used Natures Garden’s Vitamin E oil.  It is the purest form of vitamin E, it is Tocopherol T-50.  It is not tocopherol acetate.  Go ahead use a pipette to add 24 drops of the pure vitamin E oil.


Step 6:  We added two essential oils to our mask.  First, we will be adding Nature’s Garden’s sweet fennel essential oil.  Add 16 drops of your sweet fennel essential oil using a disposable pipette.


IMG_20170131_122935679-2Step 7:  Next we added Nature’s Garden’s lavender 40/42 essential oil.  So, go ahead and get another transfer pipette.  Add 16 drops of the lavender essential oil.


Lucky Leprechaun Face Mask Recipe Packaging Your Facial Mask

IMG_20170131_122330027_BURST000_COVER_TOP-2Step 8:  Finally, mix all of your powders and oils together.  Once you have them all blended, place the mixture in your jars.  You will need eight of the two ounce clear PET jars.  Then, place a black smooth straight lid 48/400 on each of your jars.  Each 2 ounce jar will allow you to create about 4 facial masks.  Each mask will use about 12 grams of powder.

Lucky Leprechaun Face Mask Recipe Using Your Facial Mask

IMG_20170131_133619294-2Step 9:  When using your Lucky Leprechaun Facial Mask, you will need to mix the powder mixture with vegetable glycerin and water.  However, by keeping it in a powdered mixture, and mixing it with the water as needed, you will not need to add a preservative and it will not require heating.  Plus, it is a nice quick project to add to you line.  One tablespoon is about 12 grams.  You will need to mix it with water and vegetable glycerin.  Mix one tablespoon of the powder with 24 grams, or two tablespoons of water.  Then, add 3 grams, about half a teaspoon of vegetable glycerin.  Mix well, until smooth.

Now, If you plan to sell this product you can use the one ounce clear PET bottles to package the vegetable glycerin.  Also, our black 20/410 flip lids will fit these bottles.  You will need to add about 12 grams of vegetable glycerin in each 1 oz plastic bottle.  You can then sell one two ounce jar along with one of the bottles of vegetable glycerin.

Step 9:  To use your mask apply a thin layer of the mask to your face.  Allow the mask to completely harden.  This will take some time, so have patience, it is well worth the wait!  Then, rinse with warm water.  Use a washcloth to gently remove your facial mask.  Finally, look in the mirror and admire your beauty!

So, go ahead, become one lucky leprechaun this Saint Patrick’s Day!  Are you brave enough to show us pictures of you transforming into a lucky leprechaun!  Show us your before, during, and after pictures by tagging us on Instagram or on our Facebook page at Natures Garden.


Winter Wonderland Lip Balm Recipe

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Winter Wonderland Lip Balm Recipe 1Winter Wonderland Lip Balm Recipe

Winter is right around the corner.  Along with the holiday season.  Well, for that reason, Natures Garden has created our Winter Wonderland Lip Balm Recipe.  This shimmering lip gloss recipe uses our natural lip balm base.  Also, the recipe contains pure peppermint essential oil, giving the recipe a natural peppermint flavor.  In addition, since we love all things that sparkle, we added a little shimmer with our diamond dust mica pigment!  In this recipe we also show you how to add chocolate to your lip balm recipes.  We are sure both your and your customers will love our Winter Wonderland Lip Balm Recipe!

Winter Wonderland Lip Balm Recipe Ingredients From Natures Garden

Winter Wonderland Lip Balm Recipe 2

All Natural Lip Balm Base
Peppermint Essential Oil
10 ml Clear Pots with White Lids
Mica Diamond Dust
Disposable Pipettes
White Chocolate Wafers
Natures Garden Apron

Winter Wonderland Lip Balm Recipe Other Supplies Needed

Microwave Safe Mixing Bowls – You will need two.
Measuring Spoon
Mixing Spoons

Winter Wonderland Lip Balm Recipe Tutorial

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Step 1
:  Begin with cleaning your work area.  Also, clean and sanitize the supplies you will be using.  I would also suggest wearing a Natures Garden apron to protect your clothing, as well as a hair net and gloves.  Set out your lip balm pots, so they are ready to be filled.


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Step 2: 
Once you are prepared, get your scale out.  In a microwave safe bowl, weigh out 3.35 ounces of our all natural lip balm base.

Step 3:  Next, in your microwave, melt the lip balm base.  You want to melt it slowly.  We suggest heating it in 30 second intervals, stirring as you heat it.  Heat only until your base is liquefied.  I should note, another option is to melt the base in a double boiler.  However, we chose to use our microwave.

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Step 4:  Now, in the second bowl melt your white chocolate wafers.  We use seven chocolate wafers.  The chocolate is used as a sweetener in our Winter Wonderland Lip Balm Recipe.  Again, melt your chocolate in the microwave in 30 second intervals until melted.



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Step 5:  Once both the base and chocolate are melted, add the chocolate to the base.  Stir well to incorporate the white chocolate in your lip balm.



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Step 6:  Add your mica.  While the base is still in a liquid state, mix in 1/2 teaspoon of Natures Garden’s diamond dust mica.




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Step 7:  Add your essential oil.  Use a disposable pipette to add 20 drops of our peppermint essential oil to your melted lip balm base.  Stir well to incorporate.



Winter Wonderland Lip Balm Recipe 9Step 8:  Finally, add the lip balm to the containers.  We used disposable pipettes to put the lip balm into the 10 ml clear lip balm pots.

Step 9:  Once your lip balms set up completely, place the white lids on top.  Your Winter Wonderland Lip Balms are now ready to use!  We hope that you enjoy it as much as we do!
Have you made this lip balm at home?  Show us your results!  Post to our Instagram by tagging us @ngscents.  You can also post pictures to our Facebook page!  Or maybe you have created another recipe, we’d love to see those too!


Sunburn Relief Bath Tea Recipe

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Sunburn Relief Bath Tea Recipe doneSunburn Relief Bath Tea Recipe

Are you burnt to a crisp and looking for something to ease the burn? Then you may want to try out Natures Garden’s sunburn relief bath tea recipe! This simple to create homemade bath tea includes a variety of soothing and relaxing herbs that you’ll soak in to reduce some of the ache and burn. The end result of this recipe will be two eight ounce plastic jars full of pure sunburn pain relief! Simply follow the instructions, fill a bathtub, and soak all your summer pains away.

Ingredients Needed for the Sunburn Relief Bath Tea Recipe

1/2 cup Chamomile Flowers German Whole

1/2 cup Oats

6 tablespoons Green Tea Leaves Cut & Sifted

6 tablespoons Lavender Flowers Whole Select

6 tablespoons Peppermint Leaf Cut & Sifted

4 tablespoons Baking Soda

2 tablespoons Aloe Vera Leaf Powder

2 teaspoon Calendula Flowers Powder

4 grams Vitamin E Oil

10 drops Lavender 40/42 Essential Oil

Other Possible Necessities

Fillable Tea Bags

8 ounce Clear PET Jars

70/400 White Dome LIds


Measuring Utensils

While the recipe will create two eight ounce jars, I chose to do one jar at a time. Also, you can either add the ingredients to a zip lock bag directly or add the ingredients to the jar depending on how you wish to use your sunburn relief product.

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Sunburn Relief Bath Tea Recipe 2

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I decided to add the ingredients to the jar. Initially, I added one teaspoon of Calendula Flowers Powder to each of my two jars. Subsequently, I added one tablespoon of Aloe Vera Leaf Powder to each jar. Next, I added two tablespoons of baking soda, three tablespoons of Peppermint Leaf Cut & Sifted, and three tablespoons of Green Tea Leaves Cut & Sifted.

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Then, I added three tablespoons of Lavender Flowers Whole Select to each jar. Next, I put in the 1/4 cup of oats. I finished off the layering with 1/4 cup of Chamomile Flowers German Whole. While the container looks very full, it should be easy to push down into the jar. Also, mixing the concoction later on will make it easier for the product to fit.

Sunburn Relief Bath Tea Recipe Mix

Sunburn Relief Bath Tea Recipe Bagged





As a final touch we added the two grams of Vitamin E Oil and the five drops Lavender 40/42 Essential Oil per jar to the mixed ingredients. We chose to add all of our ingredients to a zip lock bag to achieve a thorough mix. Then we scooped the sunburn relief mix into a fillable tea bag. Although we added the vitamin E and essential oil to our entire product, you could wait until you use your bath tea to maintain an aesthetically appealing jar. Just make sure to scoop all of your layers and add a drop of vitamin E and essential oil before using.

We all know that this is the time of year for sunburns and those out enjoying the sun are bound to get one or two this year. While this is painful and uncomfortable, we at Natures Garden are hoping to make your sunburn experience a bit more tolerable. We hope that you enjoy this soothing bath tea and heal soon!


Homemade Herbal Shampoo

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Homemade-Herbal-ShampooHomemade Herbal Shampoo 

You can do a lot of good with DIY home recipes if you know what you’re doing in advance, but it will take a good bit of knowledge and work to make them happen. One such recipe is what we will point out ahead, making a homemade herbal shampoo. Before you begin you will need the following materials:

  • Roughly 2 ounces of unscented castile soap
  • 5 ounces of water infused with your choice of herbs
  • Quarter spoon of carrier oil or more if you have dry hair
  • 20-40 drops of essential oil of your choice

The herbal infusion should be the first step on your list, using a teaspoon or a pinch of each herb you want to place in the shampoo and placing it in a heatproof glass or jar. Pour a cup of simmering hot water over them and cap it off, letting it steep like that for a few hours. You can then strain it and take about 5 ounces of it. You can use the rest for bathwater or you can combine it with vinegar to make a refreshing hair rinse.

Using your castile soap, essential oil and carrier oil, mix them into the water you just set aside. You then need to stir it until they are mixed together. Make sure you avoid making bubbles if possible, as they will only make the job harder. You will then need to pour it all into a container you can use for bathing. An old shampoo bottle will do the trick just fine.

You can work with small batches of this shampoo at a time, storing the rest inside your fridge if you need to. You can have a shelf life of a few weeks at least, but you would still do well to check for problems regardless, since this is a homemade product without the chemicals present in commercial brands. You need to work by swirling or shaking the shampoo before each use, as it will have settled before you take a bath. You may want to follow that up with a bit of water and a bit of vinegar as well.

There can be a combination of fresh and dry herbs used for your purposes, but each and every one of them will be a different scent in the overall combination. Some of them are better for certain types of hair, while others not so much. Here are some examples to get you started:

  • Chamomile is often used for lighter hair, while rosemary can be used for darker hair, but you can mix things if you feel like it. You can also make a great floral shampoo by using lavender, violets and roses as well as other flowers that pretty much match the essential oils you plan on using. You can also use thyme, tea tree oil and rosemary to make that happen as well.
  • Calendula and comfrey are also quite useful if you have scalp issues, as well as rosemary. Lavender can help heal a dry and itchy scalp, so it makes a great choice for herbal shampoos.

You should take great care when you work, since you may make a mess that requires careful cleaning. Although this is still soap, you don’t want to have it spill all over. Carpet cleaning, floor cleaning and even more cleaning will be necessary if you make a mess, so try to work in a location that allows you to deal with it without it.

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We hope that you enjoy this Homemade Herbal Shampoo.  Please visit our recipe box for even more free recipes!