Category Archives: Free Recipes

Dec
21

Fragrance Oils for the New Year


This entry was posted in bath and body, best cosmetic blogs, candle making supplies, cosmetic fragrances, cosmetic recipe, Free Recipes, herbs in cosmetics, homemade lotion, lip balm recipes and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on by .

Fragrance Oils for the New YearFragrance Oils for the New Year

One great way to ring in the new year is with some fun and unique fragrance oils! There are all kinds of fantastic way to make both candle making recipes and soap making recipes with these scented oils. Since we are quickly approaching the new year, you will be sure to want to get some new fragrance oils to create uniquely scented homemade recipes. We at Natures Garden have some perfect wholesale fragrance oils for the New Year that you can use to make homemade craft recipes for the new year. So, you can use our cosmetic blog to find the best new years scented oils for creating your own homemade craft recipes!

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

As we move into the new year, we pray to continue to be protected by our guardian angels. So, the loving aroma of our Guardian Angel Fragrance Oil is a perfect scent to ring in the new year. The aroma begins with an innocent and loving blend of soft rose petals, baby breath, and white flowers. Then, the scent has accents of clove, nutmeg, patchouli, sandalwood, and Madagascar vanilla. Altogether, these notes create a wonderful fragrance oil for you to use to scent your new years crafts!

Fragrance Oils for the New Year: Chubba Dubba Weight Loss Fragrance OilFragrance Oils for the New Year: Chubba Dubba Weight Loss Fragrance Oil

New Year’s Day is often a time when people make resolutions to improve their lives in some ways. Often people will resolve to lose weigh in the new year and this scented oil has captured the essence of this resolution. So, another great new years fragrance oil that you can use to create a new year’s crafts for adults is our Chubba Dubba Weight Loss Fragrance Oil. This scented oil uses a fresh aroma blend of Sicilian orange, lemongrass, lemon slices, jasmine, green tea, and Tahitian vanilla. Also, you can use the lovely aroma of this fragrance to create fantastic homemade recipes like the Green Tea Scrub Recipe. You will be sure to love this healthy and scrumptious scented oil!

Fragrance Oils for the New Year: New Born Baby Fragrance OilFragrance Oils for the New Year: New Born Baby Fragrance Oil

Just like New Years, our New Born Baby Fragrance Oil is a celebration of life, love, and new beginnings. So, this scented oil is perfect for creating a happy new year craft recipe. This scented oil is a delicate blend of rose, geranium and ylang with notes of hint of orange flower for a classic baby accord. Lastly, these notes blends with an aroma of sandalwood with smooth woody tones and a velvety base of musk and powdery sweetness.  So, you will definitely want to check out this lovely fragrance oil blend for your scented craft recipes. You can make some lovely bath and body recipes, like the Baby Shower Cold Process Soap Recipe, and other recipes like soft, lovely scented candles.

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

Another great scented oil that you can use to celebrate the New Year is our elegant Vanilla Champagne Fragrance Oil. This festive fragrance oil has a sparkling aldehydic accent that is perfect for celebrating the new year. Further, the fizzy effect of this scent perfectly blends with the citrus top notes of lime and orange, the hints of green floral notes, and the rum liquor notes. Finally, this fragrance oil continues with notes of woodsy notes, earthy accents, and sweet vanilla bean. This beautiful blend of fragrance notes creates a perfect aroma for your scented homemade crafts.

Fragrance Oils for the New Year: Purple Hooters Fragrance OilFragrance Oils for the New Year: Purple Hooters Fragrance Oil

Our Purple Hooters Fragrance Oil is another perfect scented oil that you can use to celebrate the new year. In fact, you can truly enjoy your night with both real purple hooters in a fun martini glass along with the lovely aroma of this scented oil. So, you can use the sweet and fruity aroma of this scented oil to create scented crafts as well. This fragrance oil has a wonderful blend of sparkling strawberries, raspberries, citrus greenery, and soft floral notes. Whether you are making scented soap or homemade scented candles you will be sure to love this fragrance in your own creations.

Fragrance Oils for the New Year: NG Strawberry & Champagne Type Fragrance OilFragrance Oils for the New Year: NG Strawberry & Champagne Type Fragrance Oil

A refreshing glass of bubbly champagne is another great way to enjoy watching the ball drop as you celebrate the dawn of the New Year. Also, the aroma of our NG Strawberry & Champagne Type Fragrance Oil would perfectly compliment your celebratory experience. This lovely scented oil is a sweet blend of red fruits that is boosted by the aroma blend of lily of the valley and apple cider. Altogether these scrumptious fragrance oil notes would be perfect for creating diy crafts. One scented craft that you can use as a delightful party favor is our scrumptious and conditioning Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe.

Fragrance Oils for the New Year: Lavender Martini Fragrance OilFragrance Oils for the New Year: Lavender Martini Fragrance Oil

Also, you can use our Lavender Martini Fragrance Oil to help you ring in the new year! Of course, you can use this scent to inspire some new years favors ideas. So, you can create some fantastically scented homemade soap and candle recipes. This scrumptious fragrance oil has top notes of tangy lemon zests, orange, and bubbly carbonation. These top notes are followed by middle notes of spicy bergamot, mint, and lavender. Lastly, this blend of gorgeous aromas are all sitting on a base of rosewood. You can use this scented oil to create the Lavender Cold Process Soap Recipe and other fantastic cosmetic recipes.

Fragrance Oils for the New Year: Gin Martini Fragrance OilFragrance Oils for the New Year: Gin Martini Fragrance Oil

Also, you can use our lovely Gin Martini Fragrance Oil to create some candle and soap making recipes. You will love the aroma of this bubbly fragrance oil. This scented oil has aldehydic bubbly top notes of club soda with warm citrus enhancements. These notes are followed by middle notes of fresh rosemary, balsam fir needles, and crushed ginger. Lastly, these notes are all embraced by a crisp bottom note of cedar. Of course, you can use this scented oil to create some fantastic scented candles or bath and body recipes.

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

Not only can you use fragrance oils like our Champagne Pomegranate Fragrance Oil to create party favors, but you can use this scent to decorate your home. If you are looking for some new years eve party theme ideas, then you can try using a bubbly scent like this fragrance. This scented oil has a sparkling bouquet of grapefruit, lemon & orange blended with fresh tones of red fruit and a twist of crushed pomegranate seeds in this lively scent. Then, this aroma has hints of green foliage that are freshened with a blend of crisp aldehydes to reinforce the sparkling top note. So, this scent is a great scent that you can use to create some fantastic recipes!

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

Another great scented oil that you can use to create some fantastic scented craft recipes is our Champagne Pear Fragrance Oil. This scented oil has notes of citrus and melon. This is accented with crisp green notes that all blend perfectly to create a champagne accent for this fruity scent. Orchard pear and fresh apple are balanced at the heart of the fragrance with a hint of apple blossom creates texture for the fruity accord. Lastly, the luxurious musk undertone will soften the blend. So, you can use this scrumptious fragrance oil to create some gorgeously scented crafts.

Fragrance Oils for the New Year: Cabernet Sauvignon Wine Fragrance OilFragrance Oils for the New Year: Cabernet Sauvignon Wine Fragrance Oil

Of course, you can use our Cabernet Sauvignon Wine Fragrance Oil to create some lovely new year eve crafts. This scented oil has an aroma of sweet wild grapes that are enhanced with hints of fresh strawberries and sugary notes with a light alcoholic background. Altogether this scented oil will provide you with a wonderful aroma of red sweet Cabernet wine. This delightful wine aroma is perfect for creating lovely party favors that everyone will be sure to enjoy!

Fragrance Oils for the New Year: Blue Hawaiian Fragrance OilFragrance Oils for the New Year: Blue Hawaiian Fragrance Oil

If you are looking for a sweeter scrumptious aroma, then you can use our delicious Blue Hawaiian Fragrance Oil. The lovely blend of essential oils will provide this fragrance with crisp, juicy top notes that are absolutely perfect. The Blue Hawaiian fragrance will begin with mouth-watering top notes of juicy orange, lemon, and maraschino cherries. Then, this aroma is followed by tangy pineapple, acai berry, and sea spray. Finally, this scent is perfectly rounded out with base notes of sweet coconut, vanilla rum, and fresh ozonic notes. So, you will be sure to enjoy the sweet, tropical aroma in your sweet scented cosmetic recipes.

Fragrance Oils for the New Year: Beer Fragrance OilFragrance Oils for the New Year: Beer Fragrance Oil

Also, you can use our refreshing Beer Fragrance Oil to create some fantastic new year decorations! The fantastic notes of this fragrance will create a beer scent that is infinitely better than a stale-smelling beer scent or a beer scent that was created with floral notes. Instead, the aroma of this wonderful beverage scented oil is a perfect one. This scented oil is a creative blend of malt liquor and hops with fruity notes of strawberry, pineapple, apple, and raspberry. A few fun ways that you can use to create the Beer Candle Recipe or the Red Solo Cup Soap Recipe. So, you can create some wonderful homemade scented crafts with this aroma for the holidays.

Fragrance Oils for the New Year: Amaretto Fragrance OilFragrance Oils for the New Year: Amaretto Fragrance Oil

Lastly, you can use the lovely aroma of our Amaretto Fragrance Oil to liven up your New Year’s Eve party! This scrumptious fragrance oil is perfect for creating all kinds of fantastic candles and lovely cosmetic recipes. This delightful scented oil has a fresh, true almond aroma with sweet notes of ripe and juicy cherries. This delicious blend of scented oil notes is perfect for creating some fun new years eve decorations wholesale. Not only are these new year decorations ideas great for decorating for New Years, but they are perfect to use as party favors as well.

Fragrance Oils for the New Year: Ancient Celebrations of the New Year

Although we have seemingly always celebrated the New Year on the first of January, not every single civilization in the history of the world has followed the same kind of calendar. In fact, some civilizations used a very different calendar. One of these different kinds of calendars includes an ancient calendar from the Romans, which considers 304 days to be a full year. While this method was created to match the vernal equinox, the calendar began to fall out of sync with the natural schedule. So, ancient Romans, including Julius Caesar, gathered mathematicians and astronomers to create a better fitting calendar. If you are interested in learning more about different ways ancient civilizations have marked a new year, then you may want to check out Ancient Origin’s article on The Ancient Origins of New Year’s Celebrations.

Fragrance Oils for the New Year: Reach Out to UsFragrance Oils for the New Year: Reach Out to Us

We hope that you have enjoyed our best new years fragrance oils! If you have any questions, then feel free to reach out to us. You can ask us about these scented oils and how to use them or any other relevant crafting questions. We are available to answer your questions at the Natures Garden store, over the phone on our HUG line, and on our website. An easy way to find us online is through our social media page.You can find us on our Facebook page. Also, you can use our @ngscents handle to find us on Instagram and Twitter. Not only can you use these social media platforms to ask questions, but you can share the homemade creations that you made with these scents! We’d like to wish you good luck with your cosmetic recipes and we hope to hear from you soon!

Dec
18

12 Free Cosmetic Making Classes


This entry was posted in bath and body, bath bombs, bath products, cold process soap, Cold Process Soap Testing, Conditioner Recipes, cosmetic ingredients, cosmetic recipes, cosmetic supplies, crafts as a hobby, Free Recipes, free soap recipes, herbs in cosmetics and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on by .

12 Free Cosmetic Making Classes12 Free Cosmetic Making Classes

We at Natures Garden have 12 Free Cosmetic Making Classes that you can use to learn more about making your own homemade cosmetic recipes. There are various cosmetic ingredients that are discussed in our various cosmetic classes. Each of our cosmetic classes shares important information on various potential ingredients that can be used to create fantastic bath and body recipes. You can find these classes both online and in pdf form. So, you can use these classes to learn more about the various cosmetic ingredients that you can use in your homemade recipes.

12 Free Cosmetic Making Classes: Baking Soda Class12 Free Cosmetic Making Classes: Baking Soda Class

There are many different ways that you can use baking soda in your life. Of course, you can use baking soda in various bath and body recipes. This cosmetic ingredient is useful for providing a soft, silky feel and acting as a deodorizer. However, cosmetic recipes isn’t the only time when baking soda will be useful. In fact, there are other occasions where baking soda will come in handy. There are all kinds of ways you can use baking soda to cleanse and deodorize in your homemade recipes, which you can find out more about in our Baking Soda Class.

12 Free Cosmetic Making Classes: Beeswax Class12 Free Cosmetic Making Classes: Beeswax Class

Another fun cosmetic ingredient that can be useful in many different ways is bees wax! Our Beeswax Class will share ways that this ingredient can be used in crafts, food, and other uses. For cosmetics you can use beeswax to add integrity and conditioning properties to products like lip stick, eye liner, and much more! Also, you can use this cosmetic wax to create homemade candles or protect important things from the elements. Plus, this informative cosmetic class will share how beeswax is created. So, there is quite a lot that you can learn from this cosmetic class on bees wax!

12 Free Cosmetic Making Classes: Borax Class12 Free Cosmetic Making Classes: Borax Class

Also, you can use borax to create various bath and body products. You can use this cosmetic ingredient to enhance various recipes, including bath bombs, creams, shampoos, and other cosmetic recipes. Further, our Borax Class will share other ways that you can use this cosmetic ingredient. One way that borax can be used to enhance various cleaning products. Also, borax can be used in medicinal recipes. You can use this cosmetic ingredient to add all kinds of benefits, which includes removing bacteria and fungus as well as helping heal wounds.

12 Free Cosmetic Making Classes: Citric Acid Class12 Free Cosmetic Making Classes: Citric Acid Class

Citric acid is another fantastic cosmetic ingredient that you can use in your homemade recipes. First of all, citric acid is often used to enhance bath recipes, like bath bombs and creams. Not only does this cosmetic ingredient reduce the pH of your bath recipes, but this cosmetic ingredient cares for the skin. Also, you can use citric acid to clean your home and remove stains. Plus, there are some medicinal benefits of using this cosmetic herb. If you are interested in using citric acid for these purposes or finding other ways to use this ingredient, then you may want to check out our Citric Acid Class.

 

12 Free Cosmetic Making Classes: Cocoa Butter Class12 Free Cosmetic Making Classes: Cocoa Uses in Cosmetics

Cocoa is a scrumptious cosmetic ingredient that you will love in all kinds of recipes. Of course, you can find this cosmetic ingredient in the food aisle in the main ingredient in chocolate!  So, it makes sense that cocoa butter has a mild chocolate flavor that you can enjoy in your confections as well as cosmetic recipes. So, you can use various forms of this scrumptious chocolate cosmetic ingredient to create fantastic bath recipes.

 12 Free Cosmetic Making Classes: Cocoa Butter Class

One of the cosmetic ingredients that you can use to incorporate cocoa in your bath recipes is cocoa butter. There are some great uses for cocoa butter in your various bath and body recipes. First of all, you can use this cosmetic ingredient to add some beneficial conditioning properties to your products. So, the cocoa butter can be used to add conditioning properties to all kinds of cosmetic recipes from lip care recipes to conditioner recipes. Another great way to use this scrumptious cosmetic ingredient is medicinally, as this ingredient can be beneficial for helping healing burns and much more. If you check out our Cocoa Butter Class, then you can discover these uses as well as recipes that we have formulated with this cosmetic ingredient.

12 Free Cosmetic Making Classes: Cocoa Powder Class

Another great way that you can include scrumptious cocoa in your bath and body recipes is cocoa powder. You can use this cosmetic powder to add a delicious scent and fantastic properties to your bath and body recipes. You can find out more about the various uses of this cosmetic herb for your recipes in our Cocoa Powder Class.

12 Free Cosmetic Making Classes: Cosmetic Clays Class12 Free Cosmetic Making Classes: Cosmetic Clays Class

If you are interested in trying out a type of cosmetic clay in your homemade bath and body recipes, then you will want to check out our Cosmetic Clays Class. This cosmetic class will go over the various properties of all the cosmetic clays that we carry at Natures Garden. First, this class shares all of the benefits of Bentonite Clay, which includes cleansing and softening the skin.

Also, you can use the various minerals and healing properties of Dead Sea Clay to enhance your various cosmetic recipes. Plus, you can use French Green Clay to improve your complexion, relieve sunburn, and so much more! Further, you can use a skin sensitive ingredient like Kaolin Clay or Rose Clay to benefit your body both inside and outside. You can use Rhassoul Clay and Red Moroccan Clay to cleanse, detox, and care for the skin. So, you can use our cosmetic clay class to choose the best ingredients for you own use.

12 Free Cosmetic Making Classes: Cosmetic Making Supplies FAQ12 Free Cosmetic Making Classes: Cosmetic Making Supplies FAQ

We at Natures Garden have everything that you will need to create your very own homemade cosmetic recipes. Our various bath and body supplies will provide your cosmetic recipes with skin loving properties that will care for your body. Each of these various cosmetic recipes can be used to provide benefits to your homemade recipes. Whether you want to create a conditioning recipe or cleansing recipe, you can use some fantastic cosmetic making supplies to make various cosmetic recipes. If you are interested in creating a new cosmetic recipe, then you can use our class on Cosmetic Making Supplies FAQ to learn about the various ingredients that you can use. This cosmetic class will provide you with information on the creation and quality of our cosmetic ingredients.

12 Free Cosmetic Making Classes: Cosmetic Salts Class12 Free Cosmetic Making Classes: Cosmetic Salts Class

Another fantastic cosmetic ingredient that you can include in your bath and body recipes is a cosmetic salt. These cosmetic ingredients will exfoliate and care for your skin. One fantastic cosmetic ingredient that you can use to create your cosmetic recipes is Dead Sea Salt. This therapeutic cosmetic salt will care for the skin as well as reduce stress and muscle tension. Also, you can use Himalayan Pink Salt to create your cosmetic recipes. This cosmetic ingredient contains minerals that would both cleanse and condition the skin. Lastly, you can include Hawaiian Black Salt in your cosmetic recipes, which includes both cosmetic salt and activated charcoal. So, your cosmetic ingredient will both detoxify and care for the skin. If you want to learn more about the specific ways that each cosmetic salt can benefit your bath and body recipes, then take a look at our more detailed Cosmetic Salts Class.

12 Free Cosmetic Making Classes: Emulsifiers in Cosmetics12 Free Cosmetic Making Classes: Emulsifiers in Cosmetics

An emulsifier is one of the most important cosmetic ingredient for making conditioning cosmetic recipes. For recipes like lotions, conditioners, and similar cosmetics, you need to properly combine oils and waters. Due to the differences in polarity oil and water does not combine easily. So, you need to use an emulsifying cosmetic ingredient that will bond to both the oil and water in your cosmetic recipe. Adding in a good emulsifying agent will make sure that your cosmetic ingredients don’t separate. Now, there are two types of emulsions that you can have for your products. One type of emulsion uses more water and the other type uses more cosmetic oil. If you want to learn more about the similarities and differences between the two types of emulsions, then check out our cosmetic class on Emulsifiers in Cosmetics.

12 Free Cosmetic Making Classes: Epsom Salt Class12 Free Cosmetic Making Classes: Epsom Salt Class

Another great cosmetic salt that you can use in your homemade bath and body recipes is Epsom Salt. Of course, this cosmetic ingredient can be used to moisturize, exfoliate, reduce inflammation, and reduce stress as you soak in the tub. Plus, there are many other great uses for this fantastic cosmetic salt. You can use this cosmetic ingredient to benefit the plants in your garden, detox your body, remove splinters, and much more! So, you will definitely want to check out our Epsom Salt Class to learn all about how you can use this cosmetic ingredient to benefit your finished products.

12 Free Cosmetic Making Classes: Surfactants in Cosmetics12 Free Cosmetic Making Classes: Surfactants in Cosmetics

Another cosmetic ingredient that you can add to your cosmetic recipes is a surfactant. There are a few different types of surfactants, but each one will have cleansing properties for your cosmetic recipes. While each one has strong cleansing properties, each type of surfactant has different properties. Some of these cosmetic ingredients have different charges which will lead to a different pH in your final cosmetic recipes. Also, you can use some of these cosmetic ingredients to provide a foaming property to your bath and body products. If you want more details on the properties of surfactants or would like specific examples of the cosmetic ingredients, then check out our class on Surfactants in Cosmetics.

12 Free Cosmetic Making Classes: Essential Oils Class12 Free Cosmetic Making Classes: Essential Oils Class

Another great cosmetic ingredient that you can use in your bath and body recipe is our wide variety of wholesale essential oils. These true essential oils can be used to naturally scent your homemade cosmetic recipes. Further, each of our various essential oils have a few different properties that can be used to care for the body. For instance, you can use our bergamot oil to relax your muscles and reduce muscle cramps. Further this fantastic essential oil has a sweet citrus aroma for your cosmetic recipe. Plus, our Essential Oils Class will share with you how essential oils are created, some essential oil information, and other skin benefits. Further, this cosmetic class will share with you ways to include essential oils in your bath and body recipes. So, you will be sure to enjoy

12 Free Cosmetic Making Classes: Homemade Cosmetic Gifts

With the holiday season approaching, you are sure to be looking for the perfect gift ideas for your loved ones. One great idea for a Christmas gift is a quality homemade gift that is unique and from the heart. Plus, these cosmetic recipes will care for the skin or hair. So, you can give cosmetics as a sure way to pamper your loved ones and show them that you care! If you happen to be looking for some ideas that for cosmetic recipes, then you may want to check out an article on 20 Easy DIY Beauty Products That Make Great Christmas Gifts by Mamabee.

12 Free Cosmetic Making Classes: Reach Out to Us12 Free Cosmetic Making Classes: Reach Out to Us

We hope that you have found some cosmetic oils that you can use these ingredients to create fantastic recipes. If you have any questions about any of these cosmetic ingredients, then feel free to /reach out to us! You can find us on the phone, in the store, or online. An easy way to find us online is through our social media pages. One way to find us on the Natures Garden Facebook page. Also, you can use @ngscents to find us on both Instagram and Twitter. Not only can you use these platforms to ask questions, but you can you can reach out to other craft makers and share your ideas for homemade cosmetic recipes. So, we  hope to hear from you soon!

Oct
18

What is Oat Straw?


This entry was posted in cosmetic recipe, cosmetic supplies, Free Recipes, herb, herbal tea, herbs, herbs in cosmetics, Herbs in Soap, homemade lotion, lip balm supplies, Lotion Recipes, Natures Garden, Natures Garden Wholesale, soap making recipes and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on by .

What is Oat Straw?What is Oat Straw?

What is oat straw? The oat straw is made of the stem and flower pieces that are left behind after the oats are separated after the harvest. These oats are used to create all kinds of delicious recipes. Then, the oat straw herb can be used to supplement and care for your body. First, you can use the Oat Straw Green Tops Cut and SIfted and Oat Straw Green Powder as cosmetic herbs that can be used to provide all kinds of benefits to your skin. Additionally, you may find some medicinal benefits you can gain from using this wholesale herb. So, let’s get into some of the wonderful benefits that you can have from using this cosmetic herb in your various products!  

What is Oat Straw?: Growing ConditionsWhat is Oat Straw?: Growing Conditions

You will need to plant your oats in a climate with moderate temperatures. Also, you will want to plant your seeds in early spring. Furthermore, you need to plant this herb outdoors. This is important because it requires wind to pollinate and full sun to grow. While sprouts need moist soil to help with germination, adult plants need dry, well draining soil. Though there are a few conditions that this plant will require to survive, it is pretty hardy otherwise. For example, this plant is fairly resistant to droughts. Although this plant prefers sandy or loamy soil, it is hardy enough to be grown in heavier soil as well. Further, this straw can be grown in slightly more acidic soils, too. 

What is Oat Straw?: Harvesting Oat Straw

There are a few ways that you can harvest this herb right at home. You can either harvest right before they are ripe or after they have already ripened. First, many farmers will harvest their oat straw when they the greenest oat kernels are just about to turn a cream color, as this provides them with the largest yield. Then, the farmers will leave them dry in the sun for a few days before bailing them.  Alternatively, you can wait for the plant to ripen on its own.

Although this next method typically leads to greater losses for a large scale farmer, you may want to do it this way for a small, home garden. In order to harvest your plants, you will want to cut the plant roughly 10 cm from the ground using a scythe of a sickle. After, you need to give your oats time to dry in the sun. Once dry, you will need to separate the straw from the grain and you will have your own oat straw.

Further, you can collect seeds that you can save for the following year. too. Just wait for the seeds to turn brown on the plant before taking them. Then, dry these seeds for a few days and separate them. Once the oats and straw are separated you can allow them to dry for a bit longer before you store them for the next year.

What is Oat Straw?: Industrial Uses

There are many wonderful ways to use oat straw in your various recipes and products. First, you can incorporate this herb into teas or sprinkle it on food. This will allow you to benefit from the nutrients and other qualities that this herb has to offer your body. Also, you can use this herb to create nourishing bath and body recipes that you are sure to love. This herb will rejuvenate your whole body, including your skin, nails, and hair. So, you can use this herb to create all kinds of beneficial recipes.

What is Oat Straw?: Food and BeveragesWhat is Oat Straw?: Food and Beverages

The oat straw is what is left over when the oats are harvested. While the oats are useful for creating yummy foods like oatmeal, the straw left behind has some benefits, too. Many that want to incorporate this herb into their diet will create a tea, but there are other ways to eat this herb, too. You can add a bit of the powdered form or an extract to food, smoothies, or tonics. While the taste of oat straw is described by some as soft or mellow, it is not particularly tasty on its own. Luckily, it can be easily disguised in other scrumptious recipes.

What is Oat Straw?: Medicinal UsesWhat is Oat Straw?: Medicinal Uses

Of course, this mild herb has some benefits for your body. This is the main reason why people will create oat straw tea or even take the supplement. However, this herb isn’t a new additive for healing purposes. In fact, traditional European medicine included this herb to treat various ailments. Over time, this cosmetic herb has spread to other areas and used to continue to nourish the human body. So, let’s talk about all the known benefits of using this lovely cosmetic herb.

What is Oat Straw?: Medicinal Benefits

In the middle ages, some people would claim that oat straw could be used to support brain health. Recently, a study was done that revealed oat straw to have a useful effect on reducing feelings of depression and anxiety. The researchers providing this herb provided a reduction in stress and promoted socialization. Also, this herb has been able to promote alertness and increase cognitive abilities in some individuals. Plus, these two minerals along with vitamin B can be useful for soothing your nerves. This can be beneficial for reducing anxiety and are thought to be restorative to those that feel tired, worn out and are in need of recovery. So, this herb can be useful for dealing with chronic fatigue syndrome. Additionally, you can use this herb to promote healthy digestion. This herb is known to soothe the stomach and strengthen the digestive system.

Further, this herb is full of nutrients, like calcium and magnesium, that are useful for building strong bones. Additionally, this herb is thought to promote a hormone that is used to promote cell growth, which could lead to building stronger bones. Not only is this herb useful for strong bones, but this herb has been thought to be useful for fighting osteoporosis. Since this disease’s main symptom is a decrease in bone density, an herb like this can be useful for regaining bone density. Also, some people will use this herb to help treat arthritis. 

Additionally, this herb was classified as an aphrodisiac in the 19th century. A study that was done on this herb more recently and did find some truth to the claim. However, this herb only affected male performance. Although researchers found mixed results, some have found that this herb can be useful for helping quit smoking. So, this may be the perfect tool to help a lighter smoker quit this habit. Also, many will ingest Oat Straw tea to help promote healthy cell growth, which can promote hair growth and lead to thicker, healthier locks.

What is Oat Straw?: Bath and Body UsesWhat is Oat Straw?: Bath and Body Uses

Not only can you use the oat straw herb to nourish the inside of the body, but you can use this cosmetic herb to care for the outside of the body, too. You can use this herb to create rejuvenating bath and body products. Also, you can include this cosmetic herb in nourishing hair care products. The nutrients and beneficial properties of this herb are useful for normal skin care as well as treating various conditions. So, you can learn about some of the reasons you would want to use this herb in your homemade products.

What is Oat Straw?: Bath and Body Benefits

First, you can use this wonderful herb to nourish your dry skin. The vitamins and minerals in the oat straw herb are useful for softening your skin and leaving you feeling smooth and rejuvenated. Additionally, allowing your skin to soak in the benefits of oat straw can relieve varicose veins as well as reducing dry, irritated skin.

Further, it is thought that you can use this cosmetic herb perfectly for dealing with dry, irritated, or damaged skin. Not only does this herb have anti-inflammatory properties, but the nutrient rich properties of the herb can be used to soothe the skin. So, this herb would be perfect for adding to bath and body recipes. Simply add this to in bath tea and soak to relieve dry, itchy skin. This can be especially useful for anyone dealing with sunburns, rashes, shingles, or mild eczema.

Also, adding this herb to your foot or hand creams can be beneficial to your nails. Since this herb contains silica, it is useful for strengthening your nails and can help to prevent them from splitting. Additionally, you can perfect incorporate this herb into hair care products. This herb has softening properties that will leave your hair feeling fantastic. Further, this cosmetic ingredient contains anti-inflammatory properties that are useful for remedying an itchy, dry scalp. So, this cosmetic herb can be useful for reducing dandruff.

What is Oat Straw?: Natures Garden RecipesWhat is Oat Straw?: Natures Garden Recipes

We used the Oat Straw Green Powder herb to create some fantastic bath and body recipes. First, we have the scrumptious Brown Sugar Scrub Recipe. This herb works perfectly with the oils and butters to create a recipe that is absolutely skin loving. Further, the light exfoliation of the brown sugar is perfect for helping to rejuvenate the skin. Additionally, we created the Burgundy Rose Bath Milk Soak Recipe with this lovely cosmetic herb.  The oat straw herb is perfect for blending with the other cosmetic herbs to create a relaxing bath tea that will nourish the skin.

What is Oat Straw?: Other UsesWhat is Oat Straw?: Other Uses

Some people will use oat straw to help out in the garden. You can use this straw as an inexpensive mulch that will help protect your plants. The straw will help retain moisture and prevent weeds from sprouting up. Although this isn’t the type of mulch that you would want to decorate your flower bed, it is perfect for a home garden to keep your plants safe. Using straw is especially useful for keeping blueberries moist as well as avoiding certain diseases in tomatoes, peppers, and squash. Additionally, a thick layer of straw can protect plants like watermelons or pumpkins to provide them with an area to grow unblemished. If you are interested in learning more about the benefits of using this herb in the garden, then check out Straw Turns to Gold in the Farmers Almanac.

What is Oat Straw?: Ask Us Your QuestionsWhat is Oat Straw?: Ask Us Your Questions

We hope that you enjoyed learning a bit more about the oat straw herb. If you have any more questions about this cosmetic herb or any other Herbs and Spices, then you can feel free to reach out to ask us. We are available to answer your questions at the Natures Garden store, on the phone, and online. An easy way to contact us online is on one of our social media pages. We have a Facebook page that you can use to ask us questions or even share your wonderful bath and body creations. Also, you can use the @ngscents handle to reach out to us on Twitter and Instagram. Whether you want to use this platform to share your own herbal recipes with us or ask cosmetics questions, we can’t wait to hear from you!

What is Oat Straw?: A Note About Our Herbs

Note: Natures Garden sells our herbs, like the Oat Straw Green Powder and the Oat Straw Green Tops Cut and Sifted, for external use only. We do not sell these herbs as food items. The information we provide is for educational purposes only. It should not be used to diagnose, cure, treat, or prevent any disease with this information. Further, the Food and Drug Administration has not evaluated the information that we provide. You should keep all herbs out of reach of both your children and pets. Also, pregnant and/or lactating women should take special care when handling our herbs. Natures Garden accepts no responsibility (written or implied) for any products you make with our herbs and all testing is the responsibility of the customer.

Jul
11

Types of Cosmetic Salt


This entry was posted in cosmetic recipes, Cosmetic Salts, cosmetic supplies, free craft recipe, Free Recipes, Natures Garden, Natures Garden Wholesale, salt scrubs, wholesale craft supplies and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on by .

Types of Cosmetic SaltTypes of Cosmetic Salt

There are a many different types of cosmetic salt that you can use to create some fantastic bath and body recipes. These wholesale salts have different minerals and properties that you can use with other bath and body supplies to nourish your entire body. These cosmetic ingredients available at Natures Garden can be used to exfoliate and detoxify the skin. Further, many of these wholesale bath salts have different properties that can be used to add some nourishing properties to your whole body. So, you can use this blog to learn about the different benefits of these salts and we will even share some recipes that you can create with these cosmetic salts!

Types of Cosmetic Salt: Epsom SaltTypes of Cosmetic Salt: Epsom Salt

Epsom Salt naturally occurs when naturally formed chalk meets non porous London clay in Surrey England. This natural salt can be used to care for the body. Some people soak in Epsom salt in the tub to reduce pain from muscle soreness, cramps, bruises, or strains. Also, insect bites and stings have been known to be relieved by this salt. After using this salt, your skin will be left feeling soft and clean. If you want to learn about some other uses for this cosmetic ingredient, then you may want to check out our Epsom Salt Class to learn about all the Epsom salt products that you can create.

Types of Cosmetic Salt: Epsom Salt RecipesTypes of Cosmetic Salt: Epsom Salt Recipes

You can buy bulk Epsom salts to create all kinds of wonderful handcrafted bath and body recipes. First, you can use this cosmetic ingredient to create the Green Apple Candy Bath Bomb Recipe. This wonderful cosmetic ingredient is useful for soaking in the tub to relax and soothe your aches and pains. Also, you can use this cosmetic ingredient in a handmade salt scrub, like the Chocolate Bath Butter Scrub Recipe. You can use a salt scrub recipe like this to exfoliate the dead skin and renew the skin underneath with the properties of the cosmetic oils and butters.

Types of Cosmetic Salt: Dead Sea Salt

Another salt that you can use in your cosmetic recipes is the Dead Sea Salt. This salt is almost exclusively used for cosmetic recipes and beauty supplies, as this salt contains many minerals that are beneficial for the skin. So, you can perfectly incorporate this recipe in your own cosmetic recipes. This cosmetic salt is said to be help with healing for the skin. This wholesale bath salt is known to decrease water retention, reduce signs of aging, relax muscle tension, and increase circulation. Additionally, it is thought that this salt can be useful for dealing with dry skin, eczema, and psoriasis.

Types of Cosmetic Salt: Dead Sea Salt Fine GroundTypes of Cosmetic Salt: Dead Sea Salt Fine Ground

First, you can use the Fine Ground Dead Sea Salt with your other bath and body supplies to create some skin loving recipes. The fine ground sea salt can be used to make great exfoliating recipes that can easily remove dead skin and help rejuvenate the new skin. Plus, you can use this salt to create a nice salt soak through bath and body recipes, like bath bombs or fizzies.

Types of Cosmetic Salt: Dead Sea Salt Fine Ground RecipesTypes of Cosmetic Salt: Dead Sea Salt Fine Ground Recipes

You can use this fine ground salt in all kinds of recipes. First, you can use this dead sea salt in the Margarita Salt Scrub Recipe. This salt scrub is perfect for exfoliating your skin as well as nourishing the body with beneficial minerals. Plus, this recipe is perfect if your are looking for sea salt scrubs to tighten skin. Additionally, you can add this salt to the Mint Chocolate Chip Chip Ice Cream Bath Fizzies Recipe, which is perfect for adding to a bath. So, you can enjoy the relaxing benefits as you lay back in the tub.

Types of Cosmetic Salt: Dead Sea Salt Coarse GroundTypes of Cosmetic Salt: Dead Sea Salt Coarse Ground

Another way to gain the benefits of this salt is by using Coarse Ground Dead Sea Salt. This cosmetic ingredient has all the same wonderful benefits in a slightly larger form. So, you can perfectly use this salt for things like decorating the tops of your recipes or to soak in the bath. Plus, these larger bath salt crystals are perfect for nourishing your body and relieving stress.

Types of Cosmetic Salt: Dead Sea Salt Coarse Ground RecipesTypes of Cosmetic Salt: Dead Sea Salt Coarse Ground Recipes

One recipe that we used the wholesale Dead Sea Salt is our Rainbow Bath Salts Recipe. This bulk sea salt, combined with our other bath and body supplies, is perfect to create a gorgeous and effective bath recipe! Adding a scoop or two to your bath will provide you with fun bubbly .  In addition, it is scented with the gorgeous aroma of Celestial Fragrance Oil. Furthermore, this coarse salt is able to provide the body with some fantastic benefits.

Types of Cosmetic Salt: Himalayan Pink Salt

Next, we have a gorgeous salt that was created in an ancient sea near the Himalayan mountains. Overtime this sea began to disappear and now the salt has been left behind. Now, this mineral rich sea salt is mined right near the beautiful mountain range. So, you can use this fantastic salt to create all kinds of wonderful cosmetic recipes.

Some have found that using this cosmetic ingredient in a salt soak can be beneficial for detoxifying the body, as the salt helps release toxins as your skin absorbs the minerals in the salt. Also, some have found that pink salt can be useful for clearing out your nasal passages using a Neti Pot. Plus, the pink salt can be useful for shrinking pores, reducing oily skin, promoting healing, and exfoliating dead skin. Further, this salt has been thought to be useful for killing bacteria that causes acne. So, this salt is a beneficial cosmetic supply for your recipes.

Types of Cosmetic Salt: Himalayan Pink Salt Fine GroundTypes of Cosmetic Salt: Himalayan Pink Salt Fine Ground

Another great cosmetic salt that you can use in your recipes is the Fine Ground Himalayan Pink Salt. This beautiful pink salt is perfect for providing your skin with beneficial properties and your products with a lovely appearance. So, you can easily create recipes that are pretty, pink, and wonderful for skin care.

Types of Cosmetic Salt: Himalayan Pink Salt Fine Ground RecipesTypes of Cosmetic Salt: Himalayan Pink Salt Fine Ground Recipes

You can use pink Himalayan salt to create some fantastic recipes for your skin. Both the Solid Pink Salt Scrub Recipe and the Himalayan Pink Salt Scrub Recipe can be useful for rejuvenating the skin. Further, these scrubs contain oils that can be useful for nourishing the skin after the salt exfoliates and nourishes the skin with minerals.

Types of Cosmetic Salt: Himalayan Pink Salt Coarse GroundTypes of Cosmetic Salt: Himalayan Pink Salt Coarse Ground

Additionally, you can use Coarse Ground Himalayan Pink Salt to create your cosmetic recipes. This salt contains all the fantastic benefits of the fine pink salt with larger, crystal appearance. So, you can easily add this salt to decorate your bath and body products and add some extra nourishment. Additionally, the Himalayan pink salt wholesale is one of our coarse salts that is known to help purify the air. So, it can be beneficial to use this salt in wax melt recipes. 

Types of Cosmetic Salt: Himalayan Pink Salt Coarse Ground RecipesTypes of Cosmetic Salt: Himalayan Pink Salt Coarse Ground Recipes

The gorgeous Pink Salt Bath Bomb Recipe uses both fine and coarse salts to create a bath bomb recipe that will care for your entire body. Plus, these differently textured salts are able to create beautiful effect in the final product. Additionally, you can use this coarse pink salt to create the Pink Salt Potpourri Recipe. This salt is mixed with a scrumptious fragrance and DPG Solvent Liquid to create a fantastic potpourri recipe. So, you can take a scoop and add it to your potpourri burner to enjoy a clean, spice aroma in your home.

Types of Cosmetic Salt: Hawaiian Black Salt

The Black Hawaiian Salt is sometimes referred to as Lava Salt and has a unique color. Although it is called black salt, the natural form is actually a reddish black color. This unique color comes from the presence of various minerals, which provide some wonderful properties. This salt is thought to relieve pain of sore muscles as well as from a sunburn. Also, this cosmetic herb will slow signs of aging and promote healthy cell activity. Further, our cosmetic Hawaiian Black Salt contains activated charcoal powder to create a dark black appearance. Not only does this create a gorgeous appearance, but it adds some cleansing and detoxifying properties to the herb.

Types of Cosmetic Salt: Hawaiian Black Salt Fine GroundTypes of Cosmetic Salt: Hawaiian Black Salt Fine Ground

Also, you can use the Fine Ground Hawaiian Black Salt to create some wonderful bath and body recipes. Both the salt and the activated charcoal will work together to care for your skin. You can use the cosmetic salt to reduce inflammation, promote healthy skin growth, and reduce muscle soreness. Further, the activated charcoal will help the salt pull toxins from your skin and clean your body.

Types of Cosmetic Salt: Hawaiian Black Salt Fine GroundTypes of Cosmetic Salt: Hawaiian Black Salt Fine Ground

This blend of natural salt and activated charcoal is fantastic for cleansing the body. So, it would be perfect to include in cp soap recipes, like our Total Hot Man CP Soap Recipe. This homemade soap recipe includes a dusting of this cosmetic salt to provide extra cleansing and exfoliation properties to the bar. So, you will have a soap that will leave your skin feeling fantastic.

Types of Cosmetic Salt: Hawaiian Black Salt Coarse GroundTypes of Cosmetic Salt: Hawaiian Black Salt Coarse Ground

Additionally, you can use the Coarse Ground Hawaiian Black Salt in many of your handcrafted recipes and still maintain all of the same benefits. Of course, this black salt uses both the lava salt and the activated charcoal. However, the coarse is larger and can be used to enhance the design as well as care for the body.

Types of Cosmetic Salt: Hawaiian Black Salt Coarse Ground RecipesTypes of Cosmetic Salt: Hawaiian Black Salt Coarse Ground Recipes

For example, the coarse salt was perfect for creating the Lumps of Coal Bath Bomb Recipe. This bath and body recipe includes both the fine and coarse black Hawaiian black salt, but the coarse salt is perfect to make the lump look more like real coal. So, both of these salts can be useful for creating a recipe that is unique, skin loving, and beautiful!

Types of Cosmetic Salt: Using Salts for Cooking

There are many different types of salt that you can incorporate in your bath and body creations. Each of these beautiful salts have a slightly different mineral content that can be used to nourish the body. However, skin care isn’t all that these salts are good for. The food grade salts are each unique and have a slightly different flavor. So, each type of salt can be perfect to add to specific dishes to enhance them better than any other. For example, the black Hawaiian salt would be amazing for pork and seafood and the bold flavor of Pink Himalayan salt is perfect for cooking. So, check out The 12 Different Types of Salt + How to Use Each by Wide Open Eats to learn a bit more about the flavor of a few different kinds of salts.

Types of Cosmetic Salt: Ask Us Your QuestionsTypes of Cosmetic Salt: Ask Us Your Questions

If you have any other questions about these cosmetic salts, then you can check out our Cosmetic Salts Class. Also, you can ask us any of your questions about these cosmetic supplies or any other herbs, too! You can find us online, in the store, or on the phone. Anyone that wants to find us online can use any of our social media pages. We have a Facebook page that you can contact us through. Also, we are on both Twitter and Instagram using the handle @ngscents. We hope that you enjoy these cosmetic salts and have fun creating your very own bath and body recipes!

Jun
12

Independence Day Soap Recipe


This entry was posted in cosmetic supplies, craft recipes, Free Recipes, free soap recipes, melt and pour soap, Natures Garden Fragrance Oils, soap making supplies, soap recipe, soap scent, soap supplies and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on by .

Independence Day Soap RecipeIndependence Day Soap Recipe

If you are looking for festive and patriotic melt and pour soap recipes, then you may want to try Natures Garden’s Independence Day Soap Recipe. This free soap recipe give you step by step instructions on how to create this unique soap. Plus, we have available many of the soap-making supplies and ingredients that you need to make this soap recipe! So, get started on of the best melt and pour soap making recipes and get ready for some more fun this Fourth of July!

Independence Day Soap Recipe: Ingredients Available at Natures Garden

Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap
Soya Milk Melt and Pour Soap
Independent Fragrance Oil
Epsom Salt
Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant
Ultramarine Blue FUN Soap Colorant
Whipped Soap Base
Square Loaf Mold
Embed Mold- Stars
Vegetable Glycerin
Vanilla White Color Stabilizer
8 oz. Clear Bullet Bottle
24/410 White Fine Mist Sprayer

Independence Day Soap Recipe: Other Needed Equipment

Mixing Bowls
Mixing Spoons
Rubbing Alcohol
Hand Mixer
Knife
Cutting Board
Microwave
Scale
Cookie Sheet
Wax Paper

Independence Day Soap Recipe: Clean and Prepare

Before you begin creating your melt and pour soap recipe, you should make sure that your equipment and work area are ready to use. So, clean off a surface to work on and make sure you have a clean microwave available. Then, gather your equipment and supplies to ensure that you have everything you’ll need. Also, you will want to make sure that your equipment has been cleaned and is ready to use. This will make sure that your crafting goes as smoothly as possible, which will make it more fun, too!

 Independence Day Soap Recipe: Total Weights for First Layer

285 grams Soya Milk Melt and Pour Soap
12 grams Independent Fragrance Oil

Independence Day Soap Recipe: Preparing a White LayerIndependence Day Soap Recipe: Preparing a White Layer

First, you are going to be creating the white layer for your soaps. So, weigh out 285 grams of the Soya Milk Melt and Pour Soap Base and melt it. Make sure to use thirty second intervals in the microwave. Once your soap is liquid, you can add in 12 grams of the Independence Fragrance Oil. Stir the mixture well to incorporate the scent fully into the soap base.

Independence Day Soap Recipe: Pouring the White Layer

Next, you are going to pour the scented soap into your soap mold. Once all of this mixture has been added to your square loaf mold, you will need to release any trapped air bubbles. So, take your bottle of rubbing alcohol and lightly spray the top of this layer. Make sure that you allow this layer to completely set up before moving on to the next step. Otherwise, you may pour your soap too soon and cause the color of your layers to mix.

Independence Day Soap Recipe: Total Amounts for Second Layer

285 grams Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap
12 grams Independent Fragrance Oil
3 drops Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant

Independence Day Soap Recipe: Preparing a Red LayerIndependence Day Soap Recipe: Preparing a Red Layer

Now, you are going to be creating the first red layer for your soap recipe. So, weigh 285 grams of Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap and melt it in a microwave. Remember to use thirty second intervals to avoid burning. After your soap has melted, add in 12 grams of our Independent Fragrance Oil and 3 drops of the Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant. Once everything has been mixed well you’re ready for the next step.

Independence Day Soap Recipe: Pouring the Second LayerIndependence Day Soap Recipe: Pouring the Second Layer

Now, you are ready to pour your red layer. Start by lightly spraying the top of your previous layer with rubbing alcohol to make sure these layers stick together well. Then, carefully pour your mixture into the mold. After, spray the top of this layer with rubbing alcohol to release any trapped air bubbles. Make sure that your soap sets up completely before you move on to your next step.

 Independence Day Soap Recipe: Total Weight for the Third Layer

285 grams Soya Milk Melt and Pour Soap
12 grams Independent Fragrance Oil

Independence Day Soap Recipe: Creating and Pouring the Third LayerIndependence Day Soap Recipe: Creating and Pouring the Third Layer

Next, you are going to be creating another white layer for your melt and pour soap. So, melt another 285 grams Soya Milk Melt and Pour Soap. Then, add 12 grams of the Independent Fragrance Oil to the mp soap. Once everything is mixed, you are ready to add this layer to your soap mold. So, lightly spray the top of your previous layer with rubbing alcohol. After you carefully pour your entire mixture into the mold, lightly spray the top with rubbing alcohol to release air bubbles. Make sure to wait until this layer has completely hardened before moving on to the next layer.

Independence Day Soap Recipe: Total Amounts for Fourth Layer

285 grams Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap
3 drops Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant
12 grams Independent Fragrance Oil

Independence Day Soap Recipe: Creating and Pouring the Fourth LayerIndependence Day Soap Recipe: Creating and Pouring the Fourth Layer

Now, you are going to create the second red layer. So, measure and melt 285 grams Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap. Then, add in 3 drops of Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant and 12 grams of the fragrance oil. After everything is mixed, spray the top of the previous soap layer and carefully pour this layer into the mold. Then, spray with rubbing alcohol to remove air bubbles. While you are waiting for this layer is set up, you can move on to preparing the embed soaps and Epsom salt.

Independence Day Soap Recipe: Total Amounts for the Blue Sprinkles

 20 grams Epsom Salt
3 drops Ultramarine Blue FUN Soap Colorant
1 gram Independent Fragrance Oil

Independence Day Soap Recipe: Coloring the Epsom SaltIndependence Day Soap Recipe: Coloring the Epsom Salt

Next, you are going to prepare the Epsom salt. So, weigh out 20 grams of Epsom salt and add it to a Ziplock bag. Also, add 3 drops of Ultramarine Blue FUN Soap Colorant and 1 gram of Independent Fragrance Oil to the bag. Now, seal the bag and mix everything together until you have a vibrant blue colored salt.

Independence Day Soap Recipe: Total Amounts for the Red Sprinkles

 20 grams Epsom Salt
3 drops Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant
1 gram Independent Fragrance Oil

Independence Day Soap Recipe: Coloring the Red Sprinkles Independence Day Soap Recipe: Coloring the Red Sprinkles

This process will be almost exactly the same as the blue sprinkles, but this one uses 3 drops of the Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant instead of the blue soap colorant. So, combine the Epsom salt, soap colorant, and fragrance in a ziplock bag. Just like before, you will need to mix everything in the bag to incorporate the color and scent oil. Once you are done, you will have both the red and blue colored salt to sprinkle on your soaps! Since we don’t have the topping on yet, you can just set both colors aside to use later.

Independence Day Soap Recipe: Total Amounts for the Red Star Embeds

40 grams Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap
1 drop Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant
2 grams Independent Fragrance Oil

Independence Day Soap Recipe: Creating the Red Soap EmbedsIndependence Day Soap Recipe: Creating the Red Soap Embeds

Next, we are going to prepare our star embeds for the top of our melt and pour soap. Weigh and melt 40 grams of Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap. Then, add in a drop of Tomato Red Soap Colorant and 2 grams of fragrance. Mix well and pour this soap into the star shaped embed mold. Make sure to spray the top with rubbing alcohol to release air bubbles. While you are waiting for these soaps to completely set up before removing them, you can move on to the next step.

Independence Day Soap Recipe: Total Weight for the Blue Curls

70 grams Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap
3 grams Independent Fragrance Oil
3 grams Vegetable Glycerin
2 drops Ultramarine Blue FUN Soap Colorant

Independence Day Soap Recipe: Preparing the Blue Curls

Before creating the soap, you will want to line a cookie sheet with wax paper. Then, you can melt 70 grams of Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap in the microwave using thirty second intervals. Afterward, add 3 grams of your fragrance oil and 2 drops of the Ultramarine Blue FUN Soap Colorant. Also, add 3 grams of Vegetable Glycerin to make the soap more flexible. Once you stir in blend everything together, pour the soap onto the cookie sheet. Allow the soap to completely set up before trying to cut out strips.

Independence Day Soap Recipe: Creating the Blue Curls

Now, you are going to use a knife to cut strips out of the soap. You want strips that are about a quarter inch wide and approximately four or five inches long. Once your strip is cut, wind them into a spring-like shape.

Independence Day Soap Recipe: Total Weight for Whipped Soap Topping

150 grams Whipped Soap Base
150 grams Soya Milk Melt and Pour Soap Base
15 grams Independent Fragrance Oil
15 grams Vegetable Glycerin

Independence Day Soap Recipe: Creating the Whipped Soap ToppingIndependence Day Soap Recipe: Creating the Whipped Soap Topping

Since your fourth layer should be set up by now, you are ready to create your whipped soap topping. So, weigh out 150 grams of Whipped Soap Base, 15 grams of Independent Fragrance Oil, and 15 grams of Vegetable Glycerin. Next, whip these ingredients together using a hand mixer. Once you reach a whipped cream consistency, then you can set this mixture aside momentarily.

Independence Day Soap Recipe: Adding the Melt and Pour SoapIndependence Day Soap Recipe: Adding the Melt and Pour Soap

Now, you are going to need to prepare the melt and pour soap for your whipped topping. Weigh out 150 grams of the Soya Milk Melt and Pour Soap Base in a separate bowl. Then, melt the soap in the microwave using thirty second intervals. Once your soap is melted you are going to add it to your whipped soap mixture. But, make sure you are ready to move quickly after this point. After adding the mp soap, use your hand mixer to get the mixture to a frosting consistency.

Independence Day Soap Recipe: Adding the Whipped Soap Topping

Finally, you are ready to add your whipped topping to your soap loaf. First, lightly spray the top of your layered soap with rubbing alcohol. Then, you can begin to add your whipped soap topping to your soap. Make sure to move quickly enough that your soap doesn’t set up before it is added to the top. Once the top of your soap is covered, you are ready to decorate!

Independence Day Soap Recipe: Decorating the Top of Your SoapIndependence Day Soap Recipe: Decorating the Top of Your Soap

Lastly, you are ready to decorate the top of your soap. You will want to sprinkle both your red and blue Epsom salt sprinkles over the top of your soap. Also, add your embed starts and blue curls. We chose to add two blue curls on either side of each red star, but you can decorate them in a different way if you’d like. After you have your soap decorated and the whipped topping has set up, you can remove your soap from the mold and begin cutting it into bars.

Independence Day Soap Recipe: More Fun for Independence Day

If you are looking for even more fun ideas for Independence Day, then check out this No-Bake Cheesecake Flag Cake on Allrecipes. This delicious dessert is perfect for a July Fourth cook out or even just to celebrate at home. The scrumptious cheesecake is topped with berries that make it look just like an American flag! So, this is a recipe that is perfect for such a patriotic holiday.

Independence Day Soap Recipe: Ask Us AnythingIndependence Day Soap Recipe: Ask Us Anything

Hope that you enjoyed this melt & pour soap recipe. If you have any questions about this soap recipe or other creations, then ask just ask us. You can find us at the NG store, on the phone, or online. If you’d like to talk to us online, we would recommend finding us on social media, as it is fast and easy! You can find us on Facebook, Instagram (@ngscents), and Twitter (@ngscents). Hope you have a wonderful Fourth of July. Have some fun and be safe!

Jun
04

What Can I Use to Flavor Lip Balm


This entry was posted in best lip balm, flavoring oils, Free Recipes, homemade lip balm, lip balm, lip balm recipes, lip balm supplies, lip gloss and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on by .

What Can I Use to Flavor Lip BalmWhat Can I Use to Flavor Lip Balm

A common question to come up when creating a lip balm recipe is “What can I use to flavor lip balm?” There are so many choices that sometimes it is hard to decide! You can go with scrumptious flavoring oils, essential oils, or certain foods. It all depends on what you are trying to make. Some people prefer to go the simple, natural route with specific food ingredients or essential oils. Other people like to go with the yummy and complex flavorings. No matter what your style is we have some options for you!

What Can I Use to Flavor Lip Balm: Flavor Oils

First, we have our flavoring oils! These are all of the flavorings that we had formulated specifically for lip balm. So, check out our flavor oils and find your favorite.

What Can I Use to Flavor Lip Balm: Black Cherry BOOM FlavoringWhat Can I Use to Flavor Lip Balm: Black Cherry BOOM Flavoring

If you like the taste of freshly ripened black cherries, then this is the perfect flavoring for you. Our Black Cherry BOOM Flavoring oil has a bold cherry aroma that will have your mouth watering.

What Can I Use to Flavor Lip Balm: Blue Raspberry Slushie FlavoringWhat Can I Use to Flavor Lip Balm: Blue Raspberry Slushie Flavoring

Next, we have the scrumptious Blue Raspberry Slushie Flavoring. This flavor oil has an aroma that is exactly like blue raspberry slushies you can get from the theatre!

What Can I Use to Flavor Lip Balm: Flavoring-BubblegumWhat Can I Use to Flavor Lip Balm: Bubble Gum Flavoring

Also, we have a flavor oil that is perfect for lovers of bubblegum. Our sweet Bubblegum Flavoring has a delicious aroma of bright, juicy bubblegum that is perfect for lip balm.

What Can I Use to Flavor Lip Balm: Buttercream Cupcake FlavoringWhat Can I Use to Flavor Lip Balm: Buttercream Cupcake Flavoring

Another yummy flavor to try is the Buttercream Cupcake Flavoring. This one will transport you straight to the bakery with its inviting aroma of delicious buttercream and light fluffy vanilla cupcake.

What Can I Use to Flavor Lip Balm: Chocolate Bon Bons FlavoringWhat Can I Use to Flavor Lip Balm: Chocolate Bon Bons Flavoring

The Chocolate Bon Bons Flavoring is perfect for dessert lovers. This flavor oil has a rich, creamy aroma of chocolate fudge bon bons. Yum! If you want to use this in a recipe, then take a look at our Brown Sugar Lip Scrub Recipe.

What Can I Use to Flavor Lip Balm: Coconut FlavoringWhat Can I Use to Flavor Lip Balm: Coconut Flavoring

Another great flavoring that you can use in lip balm is the Coconut Flavoring. This aroma is a perfect summer scent with its fresh coconut aroma, which was perfect for our Crazy for Coconuts Lip Balm Recipe.

What Can I Use to Flavor Lip Balm: Cotton Candy FlavoringWhat Can I Use to Flavor Lip Balm: Cotton Candy Flavoring

Next, we have a scent that is delicious and reminiscent of when the fair would come into town. The Cotton Candy Flavoring is true and worked beautifully in our Cotton Candy Lip Balm Recipe.

What Can I Use to Flavor Lip Balm: Creme Brulee FlavoringWhat Can I Use to Flavor Lip Balm: Creme Brulee Flavoring

Also, you can use the sweet scent of the Creme Brulee Flavoring, which makes a scrumptious addition to your lip balm recipes. This flavor is exactly like a rich and creamy creme brulee!

What Can I Use to Flavor Lip Balm: French Vanilla FlavoringWhat Can I Use to Flavor Lip Balm: French Vanilla Flavoring

Plus, we have a wonderful flavor oil for anyone that enjoys vanilla. Our French Vanilla Flavoring has an aroma of a sweet, creamy French vanilla that has rich notes that are hard to pass up.

What Can I Use to Flavor Lip Balm: Frozen Margarita FlavoringWhat Can I Use to Flavor Lip Balm: Frozen Margarita Flavoring

Another great idea for lip balm is a Margarita flavored lip balm! The delicious Frozen Margarita Flavoring tastes like a lime margarita that will have your mouth watering. Great for cute party favors if you are looking for simple bachelorette party ideas!

What Can I Use to Flavor Lip Balm: Green Apple Blast FlavoringWhat Can I Use to Flavor Lip Balm: Green Apple Blast Flavoring

Our Green Apple Blast Flavoring is a scrumptious scent that is perfect for lovers of green apples. This flavoring has an aroma of tart green apples, but it has an extra blast of delicious goodness. Such a wonderful flavoring for lip balm!

What Can I Use to Flavor Lip Balm: Guava Flavoring OilWhat Can I Use to Flavor Lip Balm: Guava Flavoring Oil

If you prefer something more exotic, then the Guava Flavoring Oil may be for you! This tasty flavoring oil has the scent of a freshly ripened guava fruit.

What Can I Use to Flavor Lip Balm: Horchatta (Cinnamon Rolls) FlavoringWhat Can I Use to Flavor Lip Balm: Horchatta (Cinnamon Rolls) Flavoring

This next flavor oil is perfect if you like cinnamon rolls. The Horchatta Flavoring was originally created to smell like rich, spicy Mexican rice pudding. But, it smells just like cinnamon rolls to us. So, you can use this flavor for a few different dessert themes.

What Can I Use to Flavor Lip Balm: Juicy Orange FlavoringWhat Can I Use to Flavor Lip Balm: Juicy Orange Flavoring

Also, you may want to try the Juicy Orange Flavoring in your homemade lip balm.  This deliriously fresh orange aroma was used in our Super Easy Lip Gloss Recipe. Tastes just like fresh squeezed orange juice!

What Can I Use to Flavor Lip Balm: Juicy Watermelon Flavoring What Can I Use to Flavor Lip Balm: Juicy Watermelon Flavoring

Our Juicy Watermelon Flavoring is a great one to use in diy lip balm, especially if you like the sweet taste of a juicy watermelon. This flavor is just like biting into a piece of a freshly cut watermelon.

What Can I Use to Flavor Lip Balm: Kiss of Death FlavoringWhat Can I Use to Flavor Lip Balm: Kiss of Death Flavoring

Plus, you can create lip balm using the Kiss of Death Flavoring. While this flavoring oil sounds complex and seduction, it’s actually sweet and delicious! It tastes almost just like Hawaiian Fruit Punch!

What Can I Use to Flavor Lip Balm: Mango FlavoringWhat Can I Use to Flavor Lip Balm: Mango Flavoring

Another great fruit flavor that you can add to your lip balm recipes if the Mango Flavoring. This flavoring is sweet, tropical, and delicious just like a real mango.

What Can I Use to Flavor Lip Balm: Monkey Farts Fragrance OilWhat Can I Use to Flavor Lip Balm: Monkey Farts Fragrance Oil

Our Monkey Farts Flavoring is a blend of fruits and sweet notes that create a delicious combination. The flavor uses notes of fresh bananas, juicy grapefruit, kiwi, juicy bubblegum, and strawberries. Plus, this flavor has a sweet hint of vanilla.

What Can I Use to Flavor Lip Balm: Rootbeer FlavoringWhat Can I Use to Flavor Lip Balm: Rootbeer Flavoring

A unique and tasty option that you have for your lip balm is the Rootbeer Flavoring. This scrumptious drink scent is perfect for anyone that loves this sweet, foamy beverage

What Can I Use to Flavor Lip Balm: Strawberry Cheesecake FlavoringWhat Can I Use to Flavor Lip Balm: Strawberry Cheesecake Flavoring

If you are looking for a scrumptious dessert flavor, then try Strawberry Cheesecake Flavoring in your homemade lip balm! This flavor oil has rich, creamy notes of cheesecake with sweet strawberry topping.

What Can I Use to Flavor Lip Balm: Strawberry Sorbet FlavoringWhat Can I Use to Flavor Lip Balm: Strawberry Sorbet Flavoring

Another great flavoring that you can use in your lip balm is the Strawberry Sorbet Flavoring. This delicious flavoring was perfect for recipes like the Vegan Silky Lip Balm Recipe. Further, we have a complete kit for this recipe that comes with printed instructions, packaging supplies, and all of the ingredients that you will need!

What Can I Use to Flavor Lip Balm: Tropical Paradise FlavoringWhat Can I Use to Flavor Lip Balm: Tropical Paradise Flavoring

Next, we have an exotic scent that is perfect for summer. Our Tropical Paradise Flavoring is a paradise of delicious tropical fruits, like coconut, pineapple, goji berries, dragon fruit, star fruit, papaya, mango, and kumquat.

What Can I Use to Flavor Lip Balm: Vanilla Bean FlavoringWhat Can I Use to Flavor Lip Balm: Vanilla Bean Flavoring

Lastly, we have the aroma of sweet vanilla beans that is perfect for lip balm. The Vanilla Bean Flavoring was perfectly balanced with the raw honey in our Honey Vanilla Lip Balm Recipe to create lip care that was tasty and moisturizing.

What Can I Use to Flavor Lip Balm: Essential Oils

While some essential oils are fine to put into lip balm, others are not. Just like how some plants in nature are poisonous to eat, some essential oils can’t be eaten. You can use the IFRA sheet to determine how much is safely allowed in lip balm, as it is category 1. But, we find that a good rule is that if it allows for less than 1% then you may not want to have it on your lips even if IFRA technically allows it. Also, you may personally have an allergy to the essential oil. So, you may want to do a test patch on a small area of skin to see whether you are sensitive.

What Can I Use to Flavor Lip Balm: Lavender Essential OilWhat Can I Use to Flavor Lip Balm: Lavender Essential Oil

First, we can use the Lavender Essential Oil. This lovely essential oil has a sweet, fruity aroma that is absolutely scrumptious. Plus, the IFRA sheet says that you can include up to 5% of this ingredient in your lip balm recipes. So, you can use this oil, like we did with out White Chocolate Lavender Lip Balm Recipe, to naturally flavor your lip balm recipe!

What Can I Use to Flavor Lip Balm: Peppermint Essential OilWhat Can I Use to Flavor Lip Balm: Peppermint Essential Oil

Another idea for flavoring is the cool and refreshing Peppermint Essential Oil. This delightful oil is perfect for adding some mint freshness to your lip care products. If you are interested in using this flavor oil, then you may want to know that IFRA states that a maximum of 5% can be used for your lip products.

If you want to find more essential oils that you can use, then check out the Essential Oils page on our website! You can find out which are body safe and their usage rate there!

What Can I Use to Flavor Lip Balm: How to Sweeten Your Lip Balm

While flavoring oils are amazing, sometimes you just want to add a bit of extra sweetness. Not only can these sweeteners be added to enhance your flavoring oil, but these sweeteners can be used to naturally flavor lip balm all on its own! It’s all up to your and what you want from your lip balm.

What Can I Use to Flavor Lip Balm: SteviaWhat Can I Use to Flavor Lip Balm: Stevia

First, we have Stevia Powder, which is a natural sweetener extracted from the Stevia plant of the Asteraceae family. This sweetener is often used as a cane sugar substitute because it is thought to have no calories and taste even sweeter than sugar. This added sweetness is especially useful for lip balm because we can get a sweet flavor without adding enough to be considered a lip scrub. While scrubs can be useful, you don’t want every lip balm to be gritty. Stevia is used to sweeten the lip balm.  This sweetness also enhances the flavor of the lip balm.

What Can I Use to Flavor Lip Balm: HoneyWhat Can I Use to Flavor Lip Balm: Honey

Also, you can use a natural sweetener like honey. Not only will adding this ingredient sweeten your lip balm, but it has benefits for your lips as well. Honey is known for helping lock in moisture and protect your skin and lips. Plus, it can be used to help brighten your lips or even make them look bigger and more plump.

What Can I Use to Flavor Lip Balm: Dark Chocolate WafersWhat Can I Use to Flavor Lip Balm: Dark Chocolate Wafers

Another perfect additive for lip balm is chocolate. What could be better than the rich taste of dark chocolate in your homemade lip balm recipes? Absolutely nothing! Chocolate is delicious and perfect for anyone that wants to naturally flavor lip balm. Adding some Dark Chocolate Wafers to your recipe will provide a fantastic taste and help keep your lips feeling soft.

What Can I Use to Flavor Lip Balm: History of Lip Balm

Lip balm is essential for keeping your lips moisturized and healthy, but it wasn’t always around. In fact, it was invented in the early 1880s by Dr. C.D. Fleet. But, this lip balm looked more like a wickless candle then what we see today. Further, flavored Chapstick wasn’t even an option until 1971! If you want to learn more about the history of lip balm or are curious about the history of Carmex, then check out The History of Chapstick – The History of Carmex by ThoughtCo.

Rainbow Zebra Print Soap RecipeWhat Can I Use to Flavor Lip Balm: Talk to Us at Natures Garden

We hope that you have a better idea of ingredients for you lip balm recipes. Whether you added these flavoring options to your recipes or created one of ours, we’re sure you will enjoy the finished product. If you have any questions or want to share your lip balm making experience, then feel free to reach out to us. An easy way to find us is on social media. We have a Facebook page. Also, we have a Twitter account and an Instagram account (@ngscents). Hope to hear from you soon!

May
25

Types of Emulsifying Wax


This entry was posted in bath products, emulsifier, emulsifing agent, emulsifying wax, Free Recipes, Natures Garden, Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on by .

Types of Emulsifying WaxTypes of Emulsifying Wax

There are many different Types of Emulsifying Wax that you can use in your homemade cosmetic recipes. Each of these emulsifying agents are very important for creating products that combine luxurious oils with water. This is exactly what happens when the oils and water separate in a bottle of Italian Salad Dressing. While you can shake these ingredients together, they will separate again without an emulsifying agent. Although this works fine for salad dressings, nobody wants to blend their cosmetic products everything they use them! So, it is important to use one of the emulsifying agents to perfectly blend your oil and water together in your homemade products. If you would like to learn more about the emulsifying agents available at Natures Garden and what recipes you can create with them, then this is the blog for you!

Types of Emulsifying Wax: BTMS 25 EmulsifierTypes of Emulsifying Wax: BTMS 25 Emulsifier

The BTMS 25 Emulsifier, or Behentrimonium Methosulfate (and) Cetearyl Alcohol, is a natural emulsifying ingredient that is great for your homemade cosmetics. Not only is this product naturally derived from Colza Oil, but it is very conditioning and gentle for the skin, as well. So, this cosmetic product is perfect for creating creams, lotions, and conditioners that with provide a soft, moisturized feeling to the skin.

Types of Emulsifying Wax: Cucumber Wasabi Cilantro Hair Conditioner RecipeTypes of Emulsifying Wax: Cucumber Wasabi Cilantro Hair Conditioner Recipe

One of the many recipes that perfectly incorporates BTMS 25 Emulsifier is the Cucumber Wasabi Cilantro Hair Conditioner Recipe. You will love this hair recipe, as it conditions and strengthens your hair! Also, this lotion recipe has a refreshing spa-like scent that is strong and amazingly clean due to the Cucumber Wassabi Cilantro Fragrance Oil with notes of grapefruit and lime, with middle notes of fresh cucumber, guava, and passionfruit, and base notes of wasabi, cilantro, and fern.

Types of Emulsifying Wax: Chamomile Light Lotion RecipeTypes of Emulsifying Wax: Chamomile Light Lotion Recipe

Another recipe that the BTMS 25 Emulsifier is perfect for is our Chamomile Light Lotion Recipe. This light, moisturizing recipe allows you to create homemade lotion that is skin loving and moisturizing. Not only does this recipe use ingredients that are wonderful for the skin, but it is scented with the fresh, herbal aroma of our Chamomile Fragrance Oil. 

Types of Emulsifying Wax: Tropical Lotion RecipeTypes of Emulsifying Wax: Tropical Lotion Recipe

Also, you can use our BTMS 25 to create this fun Tropical Lotion Recipe. This lotion recipe uses oils and butters that will perfectly care for your skin. Plus, this recipe will include Papaya Dragon Fruit Fragrance Oil, which is a tropical fruitopia of juicy peaches, papaya, exotic dragon fruit and fresh island pineapple tweaked with nutty notes of almond. So, this recipe is delightfully tropical and perfectly nourishing!

Types of Emulsifying Wax: Traditional Emulsifying WaxTypes of Emulsifying Wax: Traditional Emulsifying Wax

Also, you can use the Traditional Emulsifying Wax to create some fantastic creations. This emulsifying wax is low odor, highly stable, and highly compatible, so this is sure to make some wonderful products. Plus, this cosmetic ingredient is perfect for creating emulsions in creams, body butters, conditioners, sunscreens, salves, and much more! This emulsifying agent is perfect for creating thick, luscious creams.

Types of Emulsifying Wax: Wine Sugar Scrub RecipeTypes of Emulsifying Wax: Wine Sugar Scrub Recipe

One great recipe that you can create with the Traditional Emulsifying Wax is the lovely Wine Sugar Scrub Recipe. This cosmetic recipe takes luxurious butters and oils and emulsifies them with real red wine to create a scrub that is unique and cares for your skin! Plus, this recipe includes the scent of the Christmas Cabernet Fragrance Oil, which blends beautifully with the scent of the wine.

Types of Emulsifying Wax: Cocoa Dream Cream RecipeTypes of Emulsifying Wax: Cocoa Dream Cream Recipe

Further, this Cocoa Dream Cream Recipe is another great recipe that perfectly includes the Silky Emulsifying Wax. This recipe blends thick, skin loving butters and oils with the scrumptious vanilla scent of Butter Brickle Fragrance Oil with notes of buttery, creamy vanilla. Together, this creates a truly fantastic body butter recipe that you are sure to adore!

Types of Emulsifying Wax: Silky Emulsifying Wax Types of Emulsifying Wax: Silky Emulsifying Wax

Another great ingredient for many homemade cosmetic recipes is the Silky Emulsifying Wax. This wonderful ingredient will perfectly emulsify your luscious ingredients to create cosmetics that are silky smooth and great for skin care. If you are looking for emulsifying wax for lip balm, then this is the perfect cosmetic ingredient for you! This emulsifying agent is great for creating all kinds of homemade makeup, lip balm, lotions, and hair care, and lotions.

Types of Emulsifying Wax: Foaming Hibiscus Scrub RecipeTypes of Emulsifying Wax: Foaming Hibiscus Scrub Recipe

One luxurious cosmetic recipe that you can create with this ingredient is the Foaming Hibiscus Scrub Recipe. This homemade scrub recipe is a wonderful product that moisturizes with the lovely butters and oils. Also, this diy scrub will care for your skin with the skin loving hibiscus flower herb. Furthermore, this wonderful scrub recipe use the delicious aroma of the Hawaiian Sea Mist Fragrance Oil with fruity notes of orange, pineapple, peach and strawberry combined with floral nuances of hibiscus, jasmine and lavender that creates a perfect tropical blend that you will adore!

Types of Emulsifying Wax: Shea Lotion with Herbal Infusion RecipeTypes of Emulsifying Wax: Shea Lotion with Herbal Infusion Recipe

Next, we have a lotion recipe that is basically high-end and spa quality. Plus, this lotion perfectly incorporates the Silky Emulsifying Wax. Our Shea Lotion with Herbal Infusion Recipe has a blend of skin loving oils and herbs that are perfect for skin care products. Plus, this recipe includes the succulent aroma of Lemon, Grapefruit, Peach Nectar, Raspberry, Pink Tulip, Soft Jasmine, Magnolia, Wild Honeysuckle,  and Sheer Musk. This free homemade recipe will nourish your skin as well as leave it feeling soft and smelling absolutely scrumptious.

Types of Emulsifying Wax: Pampered Foot Scrub RecipeTypes of Emulsifying Wax: Pampered Foot Scrub Recipe

Plus, you can use this emulsifying agent to create the Pampered Foot Scrub Recipe! This diy scrub recipe uses thick and luscious oils that are perfect for nourishing dry, cracked feet. Plus, this recipe includes the bright citrus aroma of our Tangerine Dreams Fragrance Oil. You feet are going to love this amazing foot scrub recipe.

Types of Emulsifying Wax: Polysorbate 80Types of Emulsifying Wax: Polysorbate 80

Another emulsifying agent that you may want to include in your homemade cosmetics is the Polysorbate 80. This cosmetic ingredient is perfect for mixing even more oils into your recipes. One option is mixing in heavier oils, like olive oil or castor oil. But, this could be including a higher percentage of oils into your cosmetic recipe. This cosmetic ingredient would be very useful for creating body washes, hair creams, scrubs, and even more cosmetic oil rich recipes!

Types of Emulsifying Wax: Green Tea Blooming Bath Oil RecipeTypes of Emulsifying Wax: Green Tea Blooming Bath Oil Recipe

The Green Tea Blooming Bath Oil Recipe is a recipe that perfectly incorporates the oils of this cosmetic recipe. Not only does this emulsifier mix the skin loving oils into the recipe, but this ingredient blends the fragrance oil into the recipe. So, this bath oil will nourish your skin and the provide the true herbal scent of our warm Green Tea Fragrance Oil.

Types of Emulsifying Wax: Chamomile Light Lotion RecipeTypes of Emulsifying Wax: Chamomile Light Lotion Recipe

Another great cosmetic recipe that uses this emulsifying ingredient is the Chamomile Light Lotion Recipe. This lovely lotion recipe uses both Polysorbate 80 and BTMS to create the perfect blend of skin loving ingredients and the delightful notes of the Chamomile Fragrance Oil.

Types of Emulsifying Wax: Polysorbate 20Types of Emulsifying Wax: Polysorbate 20

If you are looking to create a cosmetic product with a smaller amount of oils, then the Polysorbate 20 emulsifier will be perfect for you! This lovely cosmetic emulsifier is derived from natural vegetable sources and is able to blend something light, like a fragrance oil, into the rest of your product. So, every bit of your recipe will include the fantastic aroma of your favorite fragrance oils or light oils. This would be perfect for creating light lotions, body sprays, bath oils, bath bombs, and so much more!

Types of Emulsifying Wax: Sexy Body Spray RecipeTypes of Emulsifying Wax: Sexy Body Spray Recipe

So, you can use this emulsifying agent to create the beautifully scented Sexy Body Spray Recipe. This emulsifying agent perfectly blends the vibrant aroma of our Extremely Sexy for WOMEN Fragrance Oil into this feminine body spray. So, you will have a sexy diy perfume with gorgeous notes of cactus flower and clementine, blackberry, and vanilla orchid along with base notes of white amber and pimento to create.

Types of Emulsifying Wax: Manly Body Spray RecipeTypes of Emulsifying Wax: Manly Body Spray Recipe

Also, you can include the Polysorbate 20 in our Manly Body Spray Recipe. This is perfect for making sure that the body spray smells fantastic all the way through. This recipe includes the Light Blue MEN Type Fragrance Oil, which has a refreshing blend of citrus notes which are combined with middle notes of bergamot, balsam, and anise with base notes of patchouli and vanilla. Any strong, confident man will love this sexy, refreshing diy cologne!

Types of Emulsifying Wax: Beeswax White PastillesTypes of Emulsifying Wax: Beeswax White Pastilles

Another option you have for adding emulsifying agents to your cosmetic recipes is our Beeswax White Pastilles combined with borax. This is a great way to create some diy cosmetic recipes. Plus, this beeswax is made from the wax of a real honeycomb made by bees. Then, this beeswax is naturally bleached by exposing the wax to sunlight and air. These cosmetic ingredients is perfect for making lotions, lip balm, conditioner, and so much more!  

Types of Emulsifying Wax: Chocolate Covered Strawberries Lip Balm RecipeTypes of Emulsifying Wax: Chocolate Covered Strawberries Lip Balm Recipe

One great way that you can use our beeswax in your cosmetic recipes is the scrumptious Chocolate Covered Strawberries Lip Balm Recipe. This cosmetic product includes luscious butters and oils along with the delicious Strawberry Sorbet Flavoring. So, you will be sure to fall head over heals for both the taste of sweet strawberry sorbet and the silky, smooth feel of this homemade lip care product.

Types of Emulsifying Wax: Margarita Salt Scrub RecipeTypes of Emulsifying Wax: Margarita Salt Scrub Recipe

Another great use of the beeswax white pastilles is our Margarita Salt Scrub Recipe, which is perfect for exfoliating and moisturizing the skin. The skin loving oils and butters are perfectly blended with the rest of this recipe. Further, this recipe uses the Margarita Fragrance Oil, which has notes of lemon rinds, fresh greenery, and the true scent of lime essential oil. This bright, true scent combined with the nourishing oils creates an amazing scrub recipe that you will truly enjoy!

Types of Emulsifying Wax: How Does It Work?

On a molecular level, oil and water are completely different and won’t mix together on their own accord. The water is polar, which means that the negatively charged electrons are unevenly shared in the molecule. This results in water molecules having a more positive end and a more negative end. However, oils are very nonpolar. This means that oils share their negative electrons evenly. So, oil molecules don’t have any charge. While these molecules can mix with others of the same kind, they don’t like to mix with the molecules other kind.

This is where the emulsifiers come in to save the recipe! Emulsifying agents are molecules that have both a polar part on one side and a nonpolar part on another side. So, this molecule is able to mix with both the water and the oil to create a perfect blend that won’t separate! If you would like to learn even more about cosmetic emulsifiers, then click here to check out Emulsions: Making Oil and Water Mix by AOCS.

Types of Emulsifying Wax: Reach Out to UsTypes of Emulsifying Wax: Reach Out to Us

We hope that you have enjoyed this blog on the importance of emulsifying agents for many cosmetic recipes. While you can use all of these emulsifying ingredients to homogenize your homemade cosmetics, each kind of emulsifier has some unique properties that may be best for certain recipes. So, we thought it could be useful to share their purpose as well as their slight differences. If you have any more questions about any of our emulsifying agents, then feel free to reach out to us on any of our social media pages. You can finds us to ask questions on the Natures Garden Facebook page. Also, we are available on both Instagram and Twitter where you can find us with @ngscents. We hope to hear from you soon! We always love to see our customers’ creations and we would be happy to answer any questions you may have!

May
24

How Do You Make Homemade Soap?


This entry was posted in bath products, cold process soap, cold process soap vs melt and pour soap, Free Recipes, free soap recipes, homemade soap, how to make cold process soap, melt and pour soap, soap supplies, soaping terms, soapmaking and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on by .

How Do You Make Homemade Soap? How Do You Make Homemade Soap?

Are you a new soap maker? If so, then this is going to be a great blog for you! Today we are answering the following question; How Do You Make Homemade Soap? Since there are a few different ways to make soap, we are going to talk about the two basic methods for soap making. First, we will talk about Melt and Pour Soap, which will include things like adding colorant, choosing scents, and finding the right mold. Then, we will talk about how to make Cold Process Soap, which includes formulating the recipe, choosing a mold, scenting, and adding colorant. While these two methods are similar in a few ways, there are many differences between the two and ether one can be a better option depending on the situation. So, let’s get started in learning all about soap!

How Do You Make Homemade Soap?: What are the Different Types of Soap?How Do You Make Homemade Soap?: What are the Different Types of Soap?

Before we introduce you to soap making, we need to talk about the difference between Melt and Pour Soap and Cold Process Soap. Both can be made at home, but they each require different steps. Melt and Pour soap is the simplest option of the two, as soap batch has already been created. Plus, the lye has already cured and you can use the soap immediately. All you have to do is melt your soap base and create the appearance you want for your batch. The other option is Cold Process Soap, which allows you to formulate your bars to be perfect for your needs. While this method has a bit more time invested, there is a lot more that you can do creatively with CP Soap.

How Do You Make Homemade Soap?: Melt and Pour Soap Making

If you are just ready to get to making cute soaps, then you may want to start with melt and pour soap. While you can’t change the properties of the soap base too much, this method of soap making gives you the freedom to make some pretty amazing soaps.

How Do You Make Homemade Soap?: Different Kinds of Soap BaseHow Do You Make Homemade Soap?: Different Kinds of Soap Base

While you can’t choose every ingredient, you can choose between several quality soap bases that will be sure to clean and moisturize your skin. We have soap bases that contain real honey, skin loving goats milk melt and pour soap base, and so many more. Regardless of what you are looking for in a bar of soap, you will find that all of our soap bases have quality ingredients that are hard to beat. You can look though all of the melt and pour soap bases available at Natures Garden.

How Do You Make Homemade Soap?: Coloring MP SoapHow Do You Make Homemade Soap?: Coloring MP Soap

There are a few different routes you can take with coloring your melt and pour soap. If you are trying to create a more natural bar of soap, then you may want to use herbs to color your soap. This is a good idea for face soaps, as well. So, you soap will have a more natural hue and will have the added beneficial properties of the herb. You can find suggested herbs for colorants on our Soap Coloring Class. Another great option for coloring are Da Bomb of FUN Soap Colorants, which will provide bright colors that are perfect for creating vibrant hues.

How Do You Make Homemade Soap?: Scenting MP Soap

There are a few ways to scent your homemade soaps. Some people are curious about how to scent soap naturally. Of course, we could use essential oils, which are all derived from natural sources. You can find your favorite natural scent on the Essential Oils page of our website. Since there is more variety, other people have turned to fragrance oils. We at Natures Garden have hundreds of diverse fragrance oils, which you can find alphabetically by clicking here. For each scent you will find whether it can be used for soap and what amount you can use. So, there is no need to worry whether the scent you are getting won’t work for melt and pour soap.

How Do You Make Homemade Soap?: MP Soap MoldHow Do You Make Homemade Soap?: MP Soap Mold

Finally, you are going to want to choose the soap mold for your recipe. This will depend on how big you want you soap to be. If you are going to be creating an embed or want to make small soaps for guests, then you may want to look at our Guest Soap Molds. For larger bars, you can look through the Mold Market Soap Molds or the Silicone Soap Molds. These sections have larger shapes and even a loaf mold, which is perfect for creating a big loaf from which you can cut bars of soap.

How Do You Make Homemade Soap?: Recipes for Making MP SoapHow Do You Make Homemade Soap?: Recipes for Making MP Soap

If you are looking to get inspired, then you may want to check out our Melt & Pour Soap Recipes. There are many different types of soaps that we have created and there are step by step instructions available for each one. We have soap that looks like cupcakes, candy, flowers, and so many more gorgeous designs! One fun recipe that we have is the Rainbow MP Soap Recipe and is scented with the heavenly scent of Angel Wings Fragrance Oil. With all of these fun recipes available, you are sure to find a recipe that you love!

How Do You Make Homemade Soap? : Cold Process Soap Making

Once you learn the basics, making soap from scratch is such a fun process! You can create a bar that has all the best properties to make a batch that is tailored to be just right for you. All you need to do is choose your favorite ingredients and their amounts to formulate a recipe. Then, you can get creative with scented oils, soap molds, and soap colorants!

How Do You Make Homemade Soap?: Soap Making SafetyHow Do You Make Homemade Soap?: Soap Making Safety

One of the most important parts of making soap from scratch is safety, as cp soap uses lye. So, you will want to tie your hair back, wear safety goggles, clothing that covers arms and legs, closed shoes, and a face mask. You can read more about soap making safety and find the soaping safety supplies we offer by clicking here. Also, you will want to have a well ventilated area to create your lye solution. Another very important thing to remember is that you should only pour lye into water and make sure to go slowly while stirring. Don’t let these precautions scare you though. You will be perfectly fine as long as you are wearing your safety gear and are being cautious!

How Do You Make Homemade Soap?: How to Create a Soap RecipeHow Do You Make Homemade Soap?: How to Create a Soap Recipe

There are all kinds of properties that you may want to have in your batch of soap. Many people want to know how to make moisturizing soap, how to make sensitive skin soap, or any other properties. The best way to do it is formulate your very own soap recipe and the simplest way to create your very own uniquely perfect soap recipe is the Soap Calculator. All you have to do is enter the oils and butters that you will be using in the recipe and it will tell you all the characteristics of the bar before you even make it. From this point you can tweak the amounts or switch out an ingredient to create a batch that is just right.


How Do You Make Homemade Soap?: Adding Scent to CP Soap

While many of the same scents can be used in both CP and MP soaps, there are more factors to consider for cold process soap. Again, you can either use a fragrance oil or an essential oil. But, the fragrance oil’s have the potential to change the consistency and emulsification of your batch. So, you have to be wary of ricing, where the batch clumps and looks like rice pudding. Also, a scent could cause acceleration. This is when the trace happens sooner, which is when the soap emulsifies. The batch will get thick enough to leave a trace of soap on top of the batch after scooping some out and drizzling it back in. Lastly, you could have separation of the fragrance or discoloration of your finished soap.

Some fragrance oils won’t cause any issues and others may cause a few of these issues, its all about the chemical make up. For instance, vanilla scents will often discolor to a dark color due to the vanillin and may need a Vanilla White Stabilizer. If you are curious about a specific fragrance oil, then head over to the Natures Garden YouTube channel. We have tested every scent in one of our soap recipes to show exactly how the scent performs in soap! While we do have a brief explanation of the scent performance on each Fragrance’s page, this allows you to actually see whats happening to the soap.

How Do You Make Homemade Soap?: Coloring CP SoapHow Do You Make Homemade Soap?: Coloring CP Soap

Again, you can use either herbs or soap pigments to color you soaps. There a few pigmented herbs that can be used to naturally color your soap. In our coloring class, we have options you can use for creating yellow, green, brown, red, and purple hues. But, we have found that Da Bomb and FUN soap colorants are more stable and vivid in cold process soap. While these colorants are created in a laboratory now, they  are able to create versions that are more pure and better than what was previously mined. One example of CP soap that takes the best of both options is the Total Hot Man CP Soap Recipe, which includes Activated Charcoal and Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant.

How Do You Make Homemade Soap?: Choosing a CP Soap MoldHow Do You Make Homemade Soap?: Choosing a CP Soap Mold

Once your batch of cold process soap has reached trace and is ready to pour, it will be hot. So, you are going to need to make sure that your mold can handle it. Otherwise, your soap mold could end up melting and making a big mess. This means that it would be unlikely that you will be able to make small cold process guest soaps. However, most Mold Market Soap Molds will hold up just fine! Also, all of the SIlicone Soap Molds are sturdy enough to handle the soap. If you are looking to create a loaf of soap, then you may want to try the Silicone Soap Mold- 4 Loaf Molds. Alternatively, you can use a mold like the Silicone Soap Mold- 6 Cavity Flower to create individual bars in fun designs.

How Do You Make Homemade Soap?: Recipes for Cold Process Soap MakingHow Do You Make Homemade Soap?: Recipes for Cold Process Soap Making

If you aren’t ready to create your very own formulations yet, then feel free to try out one of Natures Garden’s very own recipes! We have all kinds of different types of Cold Process Soap Recipes that you can choose between. Furthermore, you could enter a batch of soap we have created into the soap calculator and change a few ingredients. This would be a great to practice formulating recipes. Also, you may want to try out our Beginners Cold Process Soap Recipe if this is your first time with CP soap. Whether you make your own recipe or start with ours, you are sure to find what you need to create soap that you will love. 

 

How Do You Make Homemade Soap?: Talk to UsHow Do You Make Homemade Soap?: Talk to Us

We hope that this blog has been helpful in getting all of you beginning soap makers started. If you have any more questions about anything regarding soap making, then definitely reach out to us! You can find us at the Natures Garden store or online on any of our social media pages. We can answer any questions on our Facebook page. Also, you can reach out to us on Twitter and Instagram with @ngscents. Plus, we would love to see what fun soap creations you have been able to make. Can’t wait to hear from you!

Apr
06

Lavender Face Mask Recipe


This entry was posted in facial masks, Fragrance Oils, Free Recipes, Natures Garden and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on by .

Lavender Face Mask RecipeLavender Face Mask Recipe

Today, we will be showing you how to create a lavender face mask recipe.  This mask is perfect for sensitive skin.  We use both kaolin clay and soothing lavender.  Lavender is a wonderful addition to your skin care routine when you need to revitalize and tone your skin.  To read even more about the remarkable lavender benefits in your bath and body products, click here to see our free lavender class.  Kaolin clay was added, in part, to help cleanse your skin.  However, we will look a little bit closer at each of these ingredients below.

Lavender Face Mask Recipe:  Cosmetic Making Supplies Found at Natures Garden

Lavender Flowers Powder
Kaolin Clay Powder
Vitamin E Oil
Vegetable Glycerin
Disposable Pipettes
2 oz White Double Wall Jar
White Dome Lids 58/400
1 oz Clear PET Bottle
White Smooth Disc Lid 20/410

Lavender Face Mask Recipe:  Other Equipment You Will Need

Mixing Bowls (one medium and one small bowl)
Scale
Mixing Spoons
Distilled Water

Lavender Face Mask Recipe:  Total Recipe Amounts

96 grams Lavender Flowers Powder
224 grams Kaolin Clay Powder
24 drops Vitamin E Oil
12 grams Vegetable Glycerin

Lavender Face Mask Recipe:  Weigh Out the Lavender Powder

First, let’s talk a little bit about lavender powder.  Lavender flowers powder has antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, healing, and toning properties.  So, it is a perfect addition to a face mask recipe.

Weigh Out the Lavender PowderNow, you will need to weigh out the lavender flowers powder.  So, get your scale out.  You will also need your medium size bowl.  Then, use your scale to weigh out 96 grams of your lavender flowers powder.

Lavender Face Mask Recipe:  Weigh Out the Kaolin Clay Powder

Next, let’s talk about kaolin clay powder. Kaolin clay is also known as China Clay.  It is a white clay that is wonderful for those with sensitive skin.  This type of clay is often used to make mineral makeup.  It is used in cosmetic products like foundation, blush, and even eye shadow.  When used in a bath bomb, it helps to harden them.  In this case, there are two reasons we added it to this recipe.  First, it will help harden the face mask when applied to your face.   In addition, like most cosmetic clays, kaolin clay will help clean your skin and help with removing toxins.

Weigh Out the Kaolin Clay Powder
So, go ahead and weigh out the kaolin.  You will add the clay to the same bowl you have added your lavender to.  To your medium bowl, add 224 grams of your kaolin white clay.  Then, mix the two ingredients together.

Lavender Face Mask Recipe:  Add the Vitamin E Oil

The next ingredient we will be adding is vitamin E.  Vitamin E oil from Natures Garden comes in the purest form, this is called Tocopherol T-50.  It is not tocopherol acetate.  Vitamin E oil is an antioxidant and is fabulous for your skin.

Add the Vitamin E OilNext, to your bowl containing the powdered ingredients, you will be adding your pure Vitamin E oil.  So, use a disposable pipette to add 24 drops of the Vitamin E oil right to the powder.  Then, once again, mix the ingredients together.

Lavender Face Mask Recipe:  Packaging Your Facial Mask

For this recipe, we decided to package the powder portion of the mask and vegetable glycerin separately.  We chose to create the facial mask recipe this way for a couple of reasons.  First, creating the facial mask mixture separately without the water you will not need to add a preservative. In addition, you will be able to prepare a quick product for your customers.  This project can be created in just a few minutes.  Each two ounce jar will create approximately 4 facial masks.

Packaging Your Facial Mask:  The Powdered Portion

The Powdered Portion

Now, your powdered portion is complete.  You can begin packaging your powdered portion of the facial mask.  So, use a spoon to fill each of your 2 oz white double wall jars.  You will be able to create approximately 8 jars of facial mask.

Packaging Your Facial Mask:  The Liquid Portion

First, let’s talk about the vegetable glycerin.  Vegetable glycerin is a humectant.  This means it will draw moisture to your skin.  So, we add vegetable glycerin to the facial mask to help leave our skin moisturized.  It is important because, when using a facial mask, you are using ingredients that draw impurities from your skin.  So, adding vegetable glycerin will help to leave your skin feeling moisturized.

The Liquid Portion

Next, we will prepare the vegetable liquid portion of the facial mask.  While yes, water needs to be mixed to a mask, we will not be adding it at this point.  That will come later when it is time to use your mask.  So, we will prepare eight bottles of vegetable glycerin.  To each of your half ounce bottles add 12 grams of vegetable glycerin.  Then, place a white ribbed lid on each bottle.

Lavender Face Mask Recipe:  Using Your Facial Mask

We talked earlier about packaging our mask.  So, in order to use the lavender mask, you will need to mix it.  As we talked about before, by mixing it on an as needed basis, it will prolong the shelf life and make it a very fast project to create.  With that being said, we will now talk about how you can use the mask.  It really is a simple process.  In addition, if you are selling this mask as a product, you can sell the jar and bottle as a set and label it with instructions.

Lavender Face Mask Recipe:  Mixing Your Facial Mask

You will need one of your jars of powder.  Also, you will need one of the bottles of vegetable glycerin.  Finally, you will need your small mixing bowl at this time.

Mixing Your Facial Mask

We will start with the lavender powdered mixture.  First, to your small bowl, add about 1 tablespoon of the powder.

 

 

 

Adding Vegetable Glycerin

Next, you will need your bottle of vegetable glycerin.  Then, add about 1/2 teaspoon of your vegetable glycerin to the powder.

 

 

 

Finally, you will add your distilled water.  Ultimately we added about 2 tablespoons.  Lastly, mix to incorporate all of the ingredients together.

Lavender Face Mask Recipe:  Applying Your Facial Mask

Once you have mixed your ingredients together, simply apply a thin layer of the lavender face mask to your face.  Then, relax and allow the lavender mask to harden.  Finally, once the mask has completely hardened, use warm water to remove the clay mask.

Other Ways to Use Lavender:

Natures Garden also carries a variety of other types of lavender as well.  So, let’s take a look at other ways to use lavender in your products.

Lavender Essential Oils and Lavender Flowers

First, let’s look at lavender essential oils.  We carry a couple of types.  First, of course, is our pure lavender essential oil.  Our lavender 40/42 essential oil can be used in a variety of soap and cosmetic recipes.  In addition to soap, you can use it in anything from powder, to lotion to lip balm to hair conditioners.  The sky is the limit.

Lavandin essential oil is next on our list.  For those wondering, “What is lavandin?”, it is a lavender hybrid.  Lavandin does have an aroma that is similar to a lavender essential oil but is not the exact same scent.  It is still a natural and pure essential oil as well.  It can also be used in a variety of soap and cosmetic products.   On a personal note, I especially love this essential oil mixed with peppermint essential oil.  When mixed 2 parts lavandin to 1 part peppermint essential oil, it smells amazingly fresh and clean!

Finally, our whole lavender flowers not only comes in a powdered version, we also carry dried whole lavender flowers.  These can be used infused in lotions, added to bath bombs, or used to create a lavender bath tea just to name a few.

Lavender Fragrance Oil

First, let’s talk about Natures Garden’s Lavender Flowers Fragrance Oil.  This lavender scent is that of true lavender flowers.

Next, on this list of Natures Garden fragrance oils is Lavender Luxury Fragrance Oil.  This lavender aroma starts with notes of lavender, bergamot, eucalyptus, along with citrus zest.  Then, it is followed by notes of lily and sage.  Finally, it sits on base notes of pine, cool camphor, and clove.

Of course, we couldn’t forget to mention Lavender Martini Fragrance Oil.  This one is unique and extremely popular here at Natures Garden, especially it soap.  I would consider this one a must smell fragrance.  To explain this one, think gin meets lavender with an effervescent pop.

Lavender Mint WOW Fragrance Oil is the perfect combination of both mint and lavender.  This lavender scent brings the two together perfectly.  This fragrance oil really is the balance without one overpowering the other.

Fun Lavender Facts:

Now, let’s talk about lavender itself.  Lavender grows wild in Southern Europe, Australia and the United States.  There are many lavender fields that you can actually visit.  Can you imagine visiting one of these farms and begin engulfed in the aroma of lavender?  To find just a few of these fields, read more on the country living website here.

While Natures Garden sells lavender only for use in soap and cosmetic recipes, it is often used in products like smoothies.  Check out these lavender facts and smoothies from Green Blender.

Another reason to love lavender is for its ability to repel insects like flies, fleas, and mosquitoes.  In addition to the fabulous floral aroma of lavender, they are so easy to grow.  It will make a great addition to your flower garden.  They also attract those adorable little butterflies.  Read more from Natural Living Ideas.

Apr
04

Raspberry Cold Process Soap Recipe


This entry was posted in cold process soap, Fragrance Oils, Free Recipes, Natures Garden, Soap making supplies and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on by .

Raspberry Cold Process Soap RecipeRaspberry Cold Process Soap Recipe

Today, we will show you how to make our Raspberry Cold Process Soap Recipe.  We swirled the cp soap then, topped it with raspberry melt and pour embeds.  This cold process soap making recipe uses Natures Garden’s Fresh Raspberry Fragrance Oil.  This scent is a breeze to work with in cold process soap.  It gives you so much time to play.  In addition, it smells so strong and wonderful in the cured soap.  If you have not soaped with this scent, I highly recommend it!

Fresh Raspberry Fragrance OilRaspberry Cold Process Soap Recipe:  Fresh Raspberry Fragrance Oil

Before we begin, let’s take a closer look at Fresh Raspberry Fragrance Oil from Natures Garden.  We have searched literally 10 years for a nice, strong, true fresh raspberry scent that did not have oily green top notes.  This is an extraordinarily fresh raspberry fragrance oil by Natures Garden.  This raspberry scent performs perfectly in cp soap.  It showed no acceleration, no separation, no ricing, and no discoloration.  In addition, it was super strong after curing and is one of my personal favorite fragrance oils to soap with.

Raspberry Cold Process Soap Recipe: Soap Making Supplies Found at Natures Garden

Lye- Sodium Hydroxide
Coconut Oil 76
Avocado Oil
Grapeseed Oil
Cocoa Butter Deodorized
Shea Butter
Meadowfoam Seed Oil
Sunflower Oil
Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap
Fresh Raspberry Fragrance Oil
Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant
Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant
Ultramarine Violet FUN Soap Colorant
Titanium Dioxide Oil Dispersible
Large Square Tray Mold Market Mold
Clear 8 oz PET Bullet Bottle
White Fine Mist Sprayer 24/410
Safety Gloves
Safety Mask
Natures Garden Apron
Thermometer
Safety Glasses

Raspberry Cold Process Soap Recipe: Other Soap Making Supplies You Will Need

Distilled Water
Mixing Bowls
Mixing Spoons
Cutting Board
Wooden Skewers
Scale
Knife
Rubbing Alcohol (In a bullet bottle with sprayer)
Stick Blender
Raspberries and Blackberries Mold (www.flexiblemolds.com)
Vinegar

Raspberry Cold Process Soap Recipe:  Total Recipe Amounts for Raspberry Embeds:

150 grams Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap Base
7 grams Fresh Raspberry Fragrance Oil
2 drops FUN Soap Colorant Ultramarine Violet
2 drop FUN Soap Colorant Neon Pink
3 drops FUN Soap Colorant Tomato Red

Raspberry Cold Process Soap Recipe:  Weigh Out Your Clear Soap Base

Weigh Out Your Clear Soap BaseFirst, we will weigh out and melt 150 grams of Natures Garden’s Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap Base.  Then, you will need to melt it in the microwave in 30 second increments.  You will want to continue to melt the soap only until it is in a liquid state.  You want to be careful not to over heat the base.  As it is melting, stir the base in between each 30-second burst.

I created one round of berries for this recipe, placing 1-3 berries on each bar.  This recipe created 23 berries which I used on my 9 bars of soap.  If you would like to add more berries on top of your soap, you can create more.  Each additional berry will require about 5 grams of soap.

Raspberry Cold Process Soap Recipe:  Color Your MP Soap

Color Your MP Soap
Once you have your soap melted, it is time to add your soap colorant.  You will need to add 2 drops of ultramarine violet FUN Soap Colorant, 2 drops neon pink FUN Soap Colorant, and 3 drops tomato red FUN Soap Colorant.  Finally, stir to fully incorporate the colorant.

Raspberry Cold Process Soap Recipe:  Add Your Fresh Raspberry Fragrance Oil

Next, it is time to add your fragrance oil.  For this recipe, we are using Natures Garden’s Fresh Raspberry Fragrance Oil.  So, at this time, add 7 grams of your Fresh Raspberry Fragrance Oil.

Raspberry Cold Process Soap Recipe:  Pour Your Soap into the Mold

Pour Your Soap into the MoldFinally, it is time to pour your soap into the mold.  You will need your raspberries/blackberries mold.  Then, pour your soap slowly into each cavity of the mold.  I also suggest using a container with a spout and emphasize slowly, as you can see, I may have overflowed my cavities a bit.  I was trying to take a picture and pour at the same time.  Once you have the soap in the mold, spray the soap with rubbing alcohol if you notice any air bubbles.  Allow them to setup before removing them from the mold.  If you have any overflow like I did, it will just remove very easily by tearing it off.

Raspberry Cold Process Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Lye Solution

Prepare Your Lye SolutionNow, you will prepare your lye solution.  First, weigh our 323 grams of distilled water.  Next, in a separate bowl, weigh out 116 grams of lye.  Then, slowly add the lye to the water.  You never want to add the water to the lye. Stir to completely dissolve the lye.  Set your lye solution aside for the moment and allow it to cool.

Raspberry Cold Process Soap Recipe:  Prepare Your Oils

Prepare Your OilsWhile you are waiting for your lye solution to cool, prepare your oils.  In a deep mixing bowl, weigh out 212 grams of Coconut Oil 76, 128 grams of Avocado Oil, 42 grams of Grapeseed Oil, 85 grams of Cocoa Butter, 85 grams of Meadowfoam Seed Oil, 128 grams of Shea Butter, and 170 Sunflower Oil.  Then, melt your oils.  Once your oils are melted, set them aside to cool.  We want to allow both our soaping oils and our lye solution to cool to 100-110 degrees Fahrenheit.  You need their temperatures to be within 10 degrees of each other.

Raspberry Cold Process Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Colorants

Prepare Your ColorantsWhile you are waiting for your temperatures to drops, go ahead and get your colorants prepared.  First, we will prepare our titanium dioxide.  This will be used to create the white portion of the soap.  So, in a small bowl, weigh out 7 grams of titanium dioxide.  Then, mix them with a small amount of your soaping oils that you prepared.  Stir to create a paste like mixture.  This will help the titanium dioxide disperse more easily in your soap batter.  Next, you will need another small bowl.  To this bowl, add 6 grams of the neon pink soap colorant, 3 grams of tomato red colorant, and 7 grams of the violet colorant.  Use a mixing spoon to mix the colorants together.  Set your colorants aside, we will come back to them.

Raspberry Cold Process Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Sodium Lactate

Next, we will also prepare the sodium lactate.  Sodium lactate is added to the soap to help harden it a bit.  So, in a small bowl, weigh out 43 grams of sodium lactate.  Set this aside for now.

Raspberry Cold Process Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Fragrance Oil

Prepare Your Fragrance Oil

Before you begin putting together your soap batter, we have one last thing to prepare.  So, you will need one more small bowl.  In this bowl, we will add our Fresh Raspberry Fragrance Oil.  To the bowl, add 64 grams of the fragrance oil.  Also, set this bowl aside for later.

Raspberry Cold Process Soap Recipe:  Preparing Your Soap Batter

Preparing Your Soap BatterNow, we will begin preparing our soap batter.  First, to your cooled lye solution, add your 43 grams of sodium lactate.  Slowly, stir your lye solution to incorporate the sodium lactate.  Next, add your lye solution to your soaping oils.  Then, use a stick blender to emulsify.

Raspberry Cold Process Soap Recipe:  Add Your Fragrance Oil

Add Your Fragrance Oil

At this time, you will want to add your fragrance oil.  So, to your soap batter add the Fresh Raspberry Fragrance Oil that you weighed out.  Then, use your stick blender to incorporate the scent.

Raspberry Cold Process Soap Recipe:  Separate Your Soap Batter

Separate Your Soap Batter
Now, we will begin separating the soap batter.  While we will be creating three colors, we will be separating it into four bowls.  So, to the first bowl, add 300 grams of soap batter.  Next, in the second bowl, you will also need to add 300 grams of soap batter.

Raspberry Cold Process Soap Recipe: Color Your Soap Batter

Color Your Soap BatterOne bowl containing 300 grams of soap batter will remain uncolored.  The second bowl that contains 300 grams of soap batter will be white.  So, to this bowl, add the titanium dioxide mixture you prepared.  Then, use your stick blender to incorporate the colorant.  Now, the white batter will need to be separated into two portions.  We will need to separate out about 100 grams of soap.  So, add 100 grams of the white batter to a small bowl.  You will use this portion in a later step to top your soap.  You can set it aside for now.  The remaining white soap will be swirled into the main portion of your soap.  To the larger portion of the soap, add your raspberry colorant that you prepared with the red, pink, and purple FUN Soap Colorants.

Raspberry Cold Process Soap Recipe:  Creating the Soap

Finally, it is time to add the soap batter to the mold.  So, with your mold in front of you, you will begin creating your soap.  Pour the soap in vertical strips in the mold.  While most of your strips should be pink, some you will use the white and uncolored soap batter.  Continue this process until you have filled your mold.

Creating the SoapOnce you have filled your mold, you are ready to swirl your soap batter.  You will need your wooden skewer.  Then, place the tip wooden skewer into the soap batter.  Move the skewer in a circular motion to create swirls throughout the soap.  When you are happy with your swirls, remove the skewer from the batter.  Lastly, very gently tap your soap mold on your table top to remove any air bubbles.

Raspberry Cold Process Soap Recipe:  Topping Your Soap

Topping Your SoapFinally, we will begin topping the soap.  You will need to wait for your white soap batter to thicken.  You want it to be at a frosting-like consistency.  Then, add it to your decorating bag or Ziploc bag.  Cut your corner.  Place a small dollop of soap in the center of each bar of soap.

 

 

Finally, it is time to use the raspberry mp embeds you prepared earlier.  Place your raspberries directly on top of the white dollop.  You can use 1-3 raspberries for each bar of soap.

Raspberry Cold Process Soap Recipe:  Curing Your Soap

Now, allow your soap to setup for about 24-48 hours before removing it from the mold.  Then, cut your soap.  Lastly, allow the raspberry cold process soap to cure before using it or selling it.

We hope that you have enjoyed creating this raspberry cold process soap recipe.  For even more soap making supplies and recipe ideas, check out our recipe box.  Also, don’t forget to find us on Facebook.  In addition, we can be found on both Instagram and Twitter @ngscents.