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Mar
17

Premature Aging Facial Mask Recipe


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Premature Aging Facial Mask RecipePremature Aging Facial Mask Recipe

We recently have created some new homemade facial mask recipes. We made each of these with a different purpose in mind for the skin. This one in particular that we will be talking about today is for skin that is aging prematurely. Aging happens to all types of skin, in any stage of life, and it could be experienced by both men and women. We at Natures Garden carry a plethora of herbs and powders such as rose hips powder and carrot powder. These herbs have been used in many of the recipes found on the Natures Garden website. Our herbs and powders are highly versatile in cosmetic products, and we wanted to show how they can be utilized in products like face masks, starting with this premature aging facial mask recipe!

Ingredients Found at Natures Garden:

Dead Sea Clay Powder
Rose Hips POWDER
Camu Camu Fruit POWDER
Noni Fruit POWDER
Carrot Powder
VITAMIN E OIL (Tocopherol T-50) Natural
Amyris ESSENTIAL OIL
VEGETABLE GLYCERIN
Disposable Pipettes
1 oz. Crystal Clear PET Bullet Bottles
White Ribbed Lids 20/410
4 oz. Clear PET JAR
White Straight Lid Smooth 58/400

Other Ingredients and Equipment You Will Need:

Mixing Bowls
Mixing Spoons
Scale

Total Recipe Amounts:

24 grams Rose Hips Powder
24 grams Camu Camu Fruit Powder
224 grams Dead Sea Clay Powder
24 grams Noni Fruit Powder
24 grams Carrot Powder
32 drops Amyris Essential Oil
24 drops Vitamin E Oil
48 grams Vegetable Glycerin

First, you should clean and sanitize your work area and all of your packaging materials. We also suggest that you wear gloves, protective clothing, and a hair net while preparing this recipe.

Why Facial Masks Are GreatWhy Facial Masks Are Great

Exfoliating, moisturizing, and taking care of your skin, in general, is very important and it should be a daily routine. In everyday life and through nearly any activity, your skin will attract all sorts of bacteria. This can, unfortunately, lead to clogged pores, impurities, acne, and toxins entering the skin. One thing that can help with these skin issues is using a facial mask. There are so many different kinds of face masks out there that cater to all types of skin. If you have skin that is on the dryer side, you might enjoy our Pumpkin Face Mask. If you want to remove blackheads, try using our homemade Activated Charcoal Facial Mask. Establishing a daily skincare routine can really improve the health of your skin. If you are washing your face every day and moisturizing the surfaces of your body, it will really help to heal your skin!

Background on the Recipe PowdersBackground on the Recipe Powders

Before we begin, you might like to know a little bit of background information on the five powders we will be using. We carry plenty of herbs and powders at Natures Garden which have many beneficial properties to them. Understanding the certain elements each can bring will help you decide which ones to use in your items. There are also some additional recipes on our website that use these powders.

Dead sea clay powder:Dead sea clay powder:

This comes in grey and green shades. This is a powder that is mined from ancient sea floors, including the Dead Sea. Additionally, this powder is also rich in many nutrients, including calcium, potassium, iron, and aluminum, which nourish the skin. Dead sea clay also exfoliates and removes dead skin cells and any toxins. This was also used in our recipe for mechanics soap.

Rose hips powder:Rose hips powder: 

These come from wild roses. They also contribute to anti aging, brightening and moisturizing the skin, and may help with acne issues. Rose hips have high levels of vitamins A, E, D, and C. Each of these qualities make it an ideal herbal powder to add to cosmetics. Check it out in our foaming rose petal bath bombs recipe!

Camu camu powder:Camu Camu powder:

Camu camu is another powder that contains many vitamins, such as vitamin B1, B2, B3, and C. It also has many essential amino acids and antioxidants. This is a great powder to use in cosmetics for premature aging, dark patches, and scarring. In addition, you can try our blueberry bath bomb or acai berry smoothie sugar scrub!

Noni fruit powder:Noni fruit powder:

This type of powder is great to use in soap and other body products. Noni fruit originates from Tahiti and has actually been named the queen of all health plants. This is because it contains approximately twenty amino acids, along with minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants. It is fantastic for health benefits and the health and elasticity of the skin. Some of these properties are shown through our lavender fizzy bath recipe.

Carrot powder:Carrot powder:

This herbal powder is very beneficial to the skin. It helps repair, tone, reduce scars, and it contains many vitamins as well. In addition, it has calcium, potassium, iron, magnesium, and phosphorus. A great thing about this powder is that it can naturally color your cosmetic recipes orange. Another recipe we have with carrot powder is a facial mask that you will see from Natures Garden, which helps reduce the appearance of wrinkles.

Weigh Out the Dead Sea ClayWeigh Out the Dead Sea Clay

For the first step, we need to get out a large mixing bowl and our scale for weighing. Each of the powder ingredients need to be measured out to ensure accuracy. First, add 224 grams of the dead sea clay powder to your mixing bowl.

Incorporate the Other PowdersIncorporate the Other Powders

Next, once again, using your scale, weigh out the rest of the powders individually. To the same medium sized bowl, add in the rose hips powder, camu camu powder, noni fruit powder, and the carrot powder. Whichever order you want to add these is up to you, the order really does not matter in this step. Once everything is in the mixing bowl, mix all of it together. You can either use a mixing spoon or your hands for this step. We prefer using our hands so that we are able to break up any clumps in the mixture and to make sure that everything gets evenly dispersed.

Add in the Vitamin E OilAdd in the Vitamin E Oil

Now, you will need to get out a couple of disposable pipettes. First, you can get out the Vitamin E Oil. The version of this oil that Natures Garden carries is called Tocopherol T-50, which is the purest form. Many cosmetic recipes call for at least a small amount of vitamin e oil, this is because vitamin E will help slow oxidation. So, dip one of the disposable pipettes into the bottle and add 24 drops of it to the powder mixture.

Integrate the Amyris Essential OilIntegrate the Amyris Essential Oil

In this next step, you will need to grab another disposable pipette. You will dip it into the bottle of the amyris essential oil and add 32 drops of it into the mixture you have so far. Amyris essential oil originates from Haiti. This is often added to perfumes as a fixative in order to extend the fragrant life of a blend. It provides soothing qualities as well. After this is added, all of the ingredients for the recipe have been added! Give your mixture a final stir and mix the ingredients together with either a spoon or a spatula.

Scoop the Mixture into the JarsScoop the Mixture into the Jars

Once you have given the powder a final mix, the powdered portion of the recipe is completed. Next, grab the four jars along with their lids. You should have four 4 oz. clear jars. Take a spoon, spatula, measuring cup, or whatever you want to use and begin scooping the powder into each of the jars. Finally, once they are full, place a lid on each one.

Make the Vegetable Glycerin BottlesMake the Vegetable Glycerin Bottles

Since your powdered portion is now finished, you can get your 1 oz. clear bullet bottles ready to go. Fill each of these up with 12 grams of the vegetable glycerin. Once you have them all filled up, place a white ribbed lid on each bullet bottle.

Using Your Anti-Aging Facial Mask

When you are ready to go and use your brand new facial mask, you are going to need a small bowl or container. To the bowl, add in one tablespoon of the powder mixture, two tablespoons of regular water, and about 1/2 teaspoon of the vegetable glycerin from the separate bottle. This is the formula for making each face mask from your jars. Use a spoon and mix it all together well until it is smooth. However, depending on if you prefer a thin or a thick facial mask, you would incorporate more or less water to the bowl.

Preservatives in Face Masks

We wanted to mention something that is important to know in cosmetic products. When it comes to making things such as facial masks, they will require a preservative. This is because the product will not last longer than a couple of days without one. It can mold, it will develop bacteria, and other things may develop on it. Preservatives prevent that from happening and allow for a longer shelf life. We want to say that we purposely chose to package the powder portion and the vegetable glycerin separately from one another. For that reason, this facial mask no longer requires a preservative to make it last.

Instead, when you are ready to use them, you will need to create the individual masks by adding in the water and vegetable glycerin. This method allows you to prepare a quicker product to sell to your customers, increases the shelf life, and avoids bacteria from growing. Each of the four ounce jars will give you approximately 8 facial masks. We hope that you enjoyed following along and making our brand new premature aging facial mask recipe!

Powders for Facial Products

Finally, we found a website that we think our customers will find helpful and useful. This website for Fecund Herbals posted a blog about 3 Great Reasons to Use Powdered Facial Products, written by the owner of the company, Katya Herb. We thought this could be a great link to check out for all of you who are interested in make up! She proposes that buying or making powdered make up products as opposed to liquid ones is much better. The great reasons she provides are longevity, the economy, and the flexibility of them. Katya talks about making products without water so that they last longer, getting twice the value by purchasing powders, and being able to mix them with a variety of ingredients depending on your skin, such as honey.

Important Disclaimers

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

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

Jan
21

How to Use Goats Milk Soap Base


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How to Use Goats Milk Soap BaseHow to Use Goats Milk Soap Base

Goat’s milk is a wonderful alternative to regular cow’s milk. Goats Milk Soap Base is made using actual goat’s milk and provides a lot of benefits to anyone who decides to use it in their soap making recipes. This soap base has many different applications, and there are many recipes created at Nature’s Garden that use this soap. For this soap, it’s usually recommended to add 1/2 to 1 tablespoon of fragrance oil for every pound of soap base. It’s useful to know this if you decide to make your own recipe because you aren’t only limited to our recipes.

What makes up Goats Milk Soap Base?

Our Goat Milk Soap Base is gluten free as it is made up of Vegetable Glycerin, Coconut Oil, Palm Oil, Goat’s Milk, and other natural ingredients. This soap also doesn’t add any external detergents and is unscented. Without the use of external detergents, this soap is also great for exfoliating your skin without irritating it. This soap is naturally good at moisturizing your skin too. Also, the pH balance of the fatty acids in the soap is very similar to human skin. Knowing this, it can now be seen why Goat’s Milk Soap Base is the ideal choice for those with dry sensitive skin. You can use this soap on any skin type. This is due to its gentle care on sensitive skin.

 

Benefits of using Goats Milk Soap BaseBenefits of using Goats Milk Soap Base

There are a lot of benefits of using Goat’s Milk Soap Base in your soap recipes. One benefit is that is works great on skin with acne, eczema, and psoriasis. The reason for this is that this soap doesn’t use any harsh detergents. This soap also contains hydroxy acids, which are known to remove dead skin cells from the skin. Also, this natural soap is great for keeping your skin moist while using it in the bath. Usually, you get that super dry, tight skin feeling when using other soap in the shower, this soap base won’t do that. Goat’s Milk also contains Vitamin A which is good for skin and cell damage. Goat’s Milk also contains Vitamin B2 which is great for maintaining the body’s natural energy supply. There are a lot more benefits to this soap out there as well.

 

Different Applications of Goats Milk Soap Base

There are a wide variety of recipes that you can create using Nature’s Garden’s Goats Milk Soap Base. You mainly use this soap in melt and pour soap recipes. A lot of these recipes are colorful and open to creative decoration. For example, there are recipes with colorful sprinkles, recipes that contain colorful swirls, and even recipes that have colorful stripes in them. Another way to use this soap base is to whip a whipped soap base, and apply it to the melt and pour soap for a whipped texture. Goats Milk Soap Base can make bath fizzies recipes too. There are many ideas that you can come up with using this soap base, it’s up to you to decide what you like.

 

How to Use Goats Milk Soap Base: Blackberry Cupcake Soaps RecipeHow to Use Goats Milk Soap Base: Blackberry Cupcake Soap Recipe

The Blackberry Cupcake Soap Recipe is the perfect rendition of a freshly baked blackberry muffin. The Goat’s Milk Soap Base is in this recipe for creating the muffin base and the blackberries. You color the blackberries with violet and black soap colorants. Then, they are scented with Nature’s Garden’s Blackberry Jam Fragrance Oil.  You can top this recipe off with creative blackberries. They look similar to real blackberries. Anyone can create this recipe, and it also makes a beautiful decoration for any room in your home. You won’t get over how wonderful the scent this cupcake soap gives off too when it’s finished.

 

How to Use Goats Milk Soap Base: Coconut Lime Verbana Soap Bowl RecipeHow to Use Goats Milk Soap Base: Coconut Lime Verbana Soap Bowl Recipe

Here is a fun recipe that anyone would enjoy creating. The purpose behind the Coconut Lime Verbana Soap Bowl Recipe is to capture the look of a busted open coconut. Goat’s Milk Soap Base is used to create the coconut shells and the bits of broken coconut that go inside of the soap recipe. You need about 40 cubes of the melt and pour soap base to make this recipe. There are also lime slices and a straw incorporated into this recipe. For this part, you use SLS free glycerin melt and pour soap. Anyone would enjoy making this soap recipe and appreciate the creativeness that goes into it. A unique feature of this recipe is that you use a balloon to create the coconut shell. You blow up a balloon, then mold the shell of the coconut around it, then you pop it to create the shell.

 

Coffee Melt and Pour Soap RecipeHow to Use Goats Milk Soap Base: Coffee Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

For all of the early morning people, this Coffee Melt and Pour Soap Recipe is perfect for you. There’s nothing more exciting than the smell of freshly brewed coffee in the morning. This recipe uses Fresh Brewed Coffee – World’s Base as the fragrance oil of choice. This fragrance oil will give your kitchen or bathroom that fresh brewed coffee smell that you adore. There’s also a fun aspect to this naturally made soap recipe as well. This aspect being that the soap also incorporates actual brewed coffee and freshly ground coffee beans. We hope you enjoy making this soap, as much as you’ll also enjoy the scent.

 

How to Use Goats Milk Soap Base: Floating Noah's Ark Soap RecipeHow to Use Goats Milk Soap Base: Floating Noah’s Ark Soap Recipe

Here’s a fun biblical soap recipe that is great for kids and adults to create at home. Floating Noah’s Ark Soap Recipe recreates Noah’s ark in a cute way by creating a wooden boat with a lot of cute animals. The entire recipe is created using Goat’s Milk Soap Base, as it allows the vibrant colors to show. You can choose which FUN Soap Colorant you want to use for your animals. The animals are cut using Nature’s Garden’s Embeded Mold – Animal Zoo. When making this recipe, you also want to pay particular attention to how thoroughly you melt the soap. If the soap is still clumpy, it will leave white spots in the finished product, and won’t look as appealing. You start off melting the soap for 30 minutes at first. Then you go for shorter intervals and eye ball it after.

 

How to Use Goats Milk Soap Base: Chocolate Orchid Melt and Pour Soap RecipeHow to Use Goats Milk Soap Base: Chocolate Orchid Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

Chocolate orchids are also known as “Sharry Babies”, and have a smooth chocolaty color to them. This Chocolate Orchid Melt and Pour Soap Recipe attempts to capture both the colors of chocolate and orchids to create a fun soap recipe. Goat’s Milk Soap Base makes up the entirety of this recipe. You use it with light purple, chocolate, and dark purple colors. The light purple makes up the base, the dark purple makes some of the confetti, and the chocolate color for the swirls and some of the confetti. The entire recipe is scented using Nature’s Garden’s Chocolate Orchid Fragrance Oil. For appearance, when you go to cut the confetti that goes on top, as well as the swirl slices, make sure they are all equal in size. Overall though, this recipe is really easy to make, and anyone would have fun making this at home.

 

How to Use Goats Milk Soap Base: Soap Frosting RecipeHow to Use Goats Milk Soap Base: Soap Frosting Recipe

For anyone newer to making soap, this soap is right up their ally. This Soap Frosting Recipe is not only easy, but it incorporates a lot of different eye appealing colors. What this recipe is, is a cupcake base with whipped soap frosting and sprinkles on top. For the soap frosting, you end up mixing together the Goats Milk Soap Base and whipped soap. These two different types of soap are mixed together using a hand mixer. The consistency of this soap frosting is soft, but yet firm enough to stand up. You can also scent this soap frosting using any of Nature’s Garden’s fragrance oils. For this recipe we used Buttercream Fragrance Oil, but if you use our recommended percentages of fragrance oils, then you can use any fragrance oil that you think is complimentary.

 

How to Use Goats Milk Soap Base: Snowball Soap RecipeHow to Use Goats Milk Soap Base: Snowball Soap Recipe

With winter right around the corner, here’s a fun snowy recipe to make inside while enduring the cold. The Snowball Soap Recipe also makes for a great decor piece too. This recipe uses a cute combination of light blues and whites. You make this recipe primarily with Goats Milk Soap Base. Thus meaning the soap is great to use during the cold dry months. The reason for this being that you can use Goat’s Milk Soap Base on dry, sensitive skin. The fun part of this recipe is the snowballs that go inside of the melt and pour soap. You melt the Goat’s Milk Soap Base and pour it into the snowball molds, then let them set up, and add them to the soap. Everything made in this recipe is made using Peppermint Essential Oil, which is freshening and strong.

 

Raspberry Zinger Bath Fizzies RecipeHow to Use Goats Milk Soap Base: Raspberry Zinger Bath Fizzies Recipe

Here is a recipe that you wouldn’t expect Soap Base to be used. In this Raspberry Zinger Bath Fizzy Recipe, you shred the Goats Milk Base Soap with a cheese grater. Then you throw it on top of the Zingers. This should resemble shredded coconut. You make the rest of the bath fizzy with  ingredients like baking powder, arrowroot powder, citric acid, etc. Another fun aspect of this recipe is all of the colors that it incorporates. These colors blend well to show off all of the unique flavors that make up a Raspberry Zinger. The part of the Zinger recipe that stands out is the pink layer. The pink layer is made by incorporating 1 part Fun Soap Colorant Tomato Red and 3 parts Fun Soap Colorant Deep Purple.

 

How to Use Goats Milk Soap Base: Psychedelic Suds Soap RecipeHow to Use Goats Milk Soap Base: Psychedelic Suds Soap Recipe

Here’s a soap recipe filled entirely with different colors and creativity. The Psychedelic Suds Soap resembles that of a lava lamp. Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap Base is used to make the base of this soap recipe, and Goats Milk Soap Base is used to make the colorful parts of the recipe. Straws are used to create the colorful soap on the inside of this recipe. For a tropical, fruity touch, we use Aloha Fragrance Oil in this recipe to scent the soap. This recipe uses the colors pink, green, blue, yellow, and orange. The reason behind picking these colors is that they are some of the more vibrant colors in the FUN Soap Colorant collection. We hope you enjoy making this recipe and enjoy the scents associated with this soap. 

 

We covered the soap making recipes associated with Goats Milk Soap Base, now here are some home cooking recipes you can make using goat’s milk. This article has a delicious recipe for goat cheese stuffed mushrooms. Stuffed mushrooms are usually a delicious choice of an appetizer to use for any holiday dinner. These stuffed mushrooms use cremini mushrooms and incorporates a lot of different flavors that blend well with the goat cheese. Another amazing recipe I found was the blueberry, honey, and goats milk monkey bread. This version of monkey bread is great because it uses the tart flavors of the blueberries to counter the sweetness of the monkey bread itself. There are a lot more recipes mentioned in this article, it’s worth it to take a read and consider some of these recipes.

Nature’s Garden talks about how great goat’s milk is for many industries. We provide this data for educational purposes only. Nothing in this article is to be construed as medical advice. Please consult your doctor before using this product or any of this information for
treatment purposes.

Jan
13

Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate SLSA


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Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate- SLSASodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate- SLSA

We have an exciting new blog for everyone today! We will be introducing to you a new product that we recently added onto the Natures Garden website. There are a couple reasons for writing this blog. First, we want to give you information about this product to educate you about it. Second, we want to show you a different way to create your favorite and most loved bath and body products. New ways of doing things are constantly emerging. It can be very beneficial to try things out other ways than you are used to. You may find a new personal preference that you didn’t know you had! Plenty of methods are out there for making homemade recipes. Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate, is the product we are introducing today. We are excited to be talking about our new product and hope you get to enjoy it as much as we do!

All About SLSA

Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate is a surfactant that is derived 100% naturally. It comes from coconut oil and palm oil. It is also completely free of all sulfates. A surfactant is a surface acting agent, which basically means that it causes products to fizz and foam. There are a plethora of homemade cosmetic items that you can make with SLSA. Starting with bath bombs, the two most important ingredients to make them are baking soda and citric acid. The combination of these two is necessary in order to cause the fizzing reaction when the bath bomb hits the water. SLSA is going to contribute incredible foaming qualities to your bath bombs that will accompany the fizzy reaction. Another product that can be made using SLSA is bath bubble bars. This is the perfect surfactant to use to make these because of the foaming quality it contributes. Your bath water will be exploding with mounds of bubbles when these hit the bath water. You can also use SLSA to create many other cosmetic related products too, such as shampoo bars, liquid soap, and facial washes.

The Benefits of Using SLSA

Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate carries a lot of benefits along with it. SLSA brings to the table many elements that are very beneficial to the skin. What might just be the greatest quality of this surfactant is that it can be used on every type of skin and hair. We feel this characteristic is important, and products with SLSA work really nicely for people with dry and sensitive skin. There are so many different skin conditions out there such as eczema, rosacea, acne, and psoriasis. We want to be able to cater to our customers and provide them with products that will work for all types of skin. This is just one of the reasons we decided to add SLSA to our website. Personally, my skin tends to be more on the dry side. When I took a bath using a bubble bar made with SLSA, it left my skin feeling more hydrated. This is one of my favorite things about this product.

Another key benefit of using SLSA in your homemade bath product recipes is that it will provide a much thicker lather to them than other surfactants will. This quality contributes significantly to creating bubbles that are actually long lasting. SLSA readily dissolves in water because of its small particles, which is great for things like bath bombs. Other great things about it are the excellent flash foam that it has, the two year long shelf life, and the versatility of the product. Powder shampoos and bath salts are some of the other recipes SLSA can help create that we have not mentioned. There are many other cosmetic items this can make, which we will be mentioning later on. Next, we want to discuss how SLSA compares to other types of surfactants.

SLSA in Comparison to Other Surfactants

SLSA is a product that is extremely versatile in this industry. It can be the perfect alternative to other surfactants such as Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate (SCI) and Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS). SCI is a customer favorite that we sell at Natures Garden. Each of these also contribute plenty of versatility in cosmetic recipes, projects, and products. Similarly to SLSA and coconut oil, SCI derives from coconut. Some of the recipes that we have on our website that were made using SCI include the Pearamel Salt Scrub recipe, Lavender Mint Bath Bomb, and our Rainbow Bath Salts recipe. Sodium Lauryl Sulfate is another type of surfactant that commonly gets used for soap making. It is an inexpensive item that makes for a great foaming agent in different personal care products. As we mentioned, many of the same recipes can be created with any of these. However, your recipes will have individual elements added to them based on the one you use.

These three surfactants are great for making all kinds of homemade bath products. Some of the different ones include bath truffles, bubble scoops, and body scrubs. Although SLSA can be used as an alternative to both SCI and SLS, we wanted to share some of their differences. SCI has qualities in it that benefit the skin. Products that are made with SCI tend to have more moisturizing elements in them than those made with SLS or SLSA. One example of this is in bubble bars. Compared to other surfactants, a bubble bar made with SCI is going to make your skin feel more softened and silky smooth after taking a bath. However, a bubble bar made with SLSA is going to create a lot more lather and extra bubbles for your bath compared to the others. The surfactant you choose to use depends on what you are looking for. If you want more of a bubbly bath, SLSA will provide that.

Recipes That Can Be Made with SLSA

In order to give all of you a realistic idea of what to expect with this product, we created some new recipes to showcase it. We will be selling SLSA in two different size options, a 16 ounce package and a ten pound package. For this blog, we have prepared three recipes to share with you. There is the Sparkling Sangria Body Scrub, the Sangria Shimmer Bath Bombs, and the Sangria Scoopable Bubble Bars. Each one of these were made using the Natures Garden Sangria Punch Fragrance Oil, which is a perfect blend of fresh fruit and wine. This is one of our best selling fragrances. We are super excited to get to show you how you can create these recipes too!

Recipes That You Can Make with SLSA: Sparkling Sangria Body ScrubRecipes You Can Make with SLSA: Sparkling Sangria Body Scrub

The first recipe we are sharing with you is our Sparkling Sangria Body Scrub. This luxurious product is going to make your skin feel wonderfully moisturized and exfoliated. We used enriching ingredients such as mango butter, avocado oil, jojoba oil, palm oil, and coconut oil 76. The mango butter has properties that provide softness to the skin as well as moisturizing qualities. This is a popular product in many of our recipes such as lip balms, lip glosses, lotions, and scrubs for this reason.

The moisturizing quality of avocado oil makes it such a common ingredient in recipes for soap, lotions, massage oils, and scrubs. The jojoba oil contributes to lather and also contains moisturizing properties. The palm oil gives this scrub a nice creamy lather, while the coconut oil produces a nice bubbly lather. All of these ingredients mixed together make up this wonderfully exfoliating body scrub. Mixing up different oils, butters, fragrances, and more can create variety within your products, which is important. We tested out the SLSA in this product to add to the variety in our recipes. This surfactant makes this more of a foaming body scrub, as opposed to some of our other scrubs. Additionally, it adds significantly to the lather and application to the surfaces of the body. It can also help treat any patches of dry skin that you may have because of the SLSA it contains.

Recipes That You Can Make with SLSA: Sangria Shimmer Bath BombsRecipes That You Can Make with SLSA: Sangria Shimmer Bath Bombs

The second recipe that we made using Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate are these Sangria Shimmer Bath Bombs. Our new product is perfect for making bath bombs. Some of the other bath bombs on the Natures Garden website use SCI. As you know, we switched that up in this recipe. The purpose of using a bath bomb for most people is to watch the bath bomb fizz. When the SLSA is added into a bath bomb recipe, it will fizz AND foam. What could be better than that? These will let you experience a bubble bath in a brand new way and they are simple to make. We love them!

Recipes That You Can Make with SLSA: Sangria Sparkle Bubble BarsRecipes You Can Make with SLSA: Sangria Scoopable Bubble Bars

Our last recipe to share is these Sangria Scoopable Bubble Bars. Who does not love to take a nice, relaxing bath after having a long day? These bubble bars are the perfect product to help you to a night of relaxation. To use the sangria bubble bars, run a couple under warm bath water. They will start foaming immediately. We love these bubble bars because of the bubbles they provide. Unlike bath products made with SCI, these have much more lather to them! This is because SLSA is a surfactant that has more of a foaming quality to it. Therefore, the products made with it are also more foamy and bubbly. These will give you one of the most relaxing baths you have ever had!

More Fun with SLSA

We have covered some of the benefits of SLSA, but this page gives you the full run down. We also found a blog page that is super helpful when it comes to learning different ways you can make bath bombs. The website is actually called How to Make Bath Bombs! This specific recipe is written by a user named KCAT, who attempts to duplicate a very popular bath bomb recipe. In this step by step recipe, she used SLSA to create her bath bomb, just like we did!

We hope that you enjoyed learning all there is to know about SLSA with us and the different ways it can be used! If you try out any of the recipes that we mentioned today, we would love to hear how they turned out for you. Reach out to us on social media to share your results!

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

Dec
14

Sparkling Sangria Body Scrub Recipe


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Sparkling Sangria Facial Scrub RecipeSparkling Sangria Body Scrub Recipe

Our Sparkling Sangria Body Scrub Recipe is a product that you are sure to fall in love with! It contains a lot of different oils combined with mango butter to create a nice, smooth, and moisturizing scrub. You can use this to exfoliate your face as well as your entire body, which is an added bonus! We will also be mentioning a new ingredient that Natures Garden now carries, SLSA. We have recently added SLSA to the website. It really enhances the products that it is used in, and we are excited to share. We also love coming up with new and creative recipes for all of our customers to try out, which this recipe showcases. Bringing out your creative side is always fun, especially in this industry.

Ingredients Found at Natures Garden:

Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate
Silky Emulsifying Wax
Avocado Oil
Coconut Oil 76
Palm Oil
Mango Butter
Jojoba Oil
Candelilla Wax
Optiphen Preservative
Sangria Punch Fragrance Oil
Vitamin E Oil
Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant
Diamond Dust Mica Pigment
8 oz Clear PET Jars
70/400 White Straight Smooth Lids
Thermometer

Other Ingredients & Equipment You Will Need:

Mixing Bowl
Mixing Spoon
Rubber Spatula
Stove Top Pots (for double boiler method)
White granulated sugar

Total Recipe Weight Amounts:

136 grams Coconut Oil 76
113 grams Avocado Oil
62 grams Palm Oil
74 grams Mango Butter
50 grams Silky Emulsifying Wax
12 grams Candelilla Wax
20 grams Sangria Punch Fragrance Oil
5 grams Optiphen Preservative
5 grams Vitamin E Oil
580 grams White Granulated Sugar
110 grams of Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate
3 drops Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant
3 grams Diamond Dust Mica Pigment

Before you begin, clean, wipe down, and sanitize your work station along with all of your packaging materials. We would like to suggest that you wear gloves, a face mask, protective clothing, and a hair net while preparing this recipe. Get out all of your ingredients, and you are going to need four of the 8 ounce clear PET jars for this recipe, with lids. 

Soaping Oil PropertiesIngredients Highlight: Soaping Oil Properties

Before we get started, it is important to understand the reasoning behind using the oils that we did. Every oil has specific properties and purposes which are different from other oils. In this recipe, we used Coconut Oil 76, Avocado Oil, and Palm Oil. Each of these adds to the consistency of the body scrub and what purposes that it serves. We actually have a class on our website that is all about learning the different properties of commonly used soaping oils. In this class, we mention characteristics such as hardness, cleansing, conditioning, bubbly lather, and creamy lather. Each of these are based on a range of 1 to 100. Every oil that you will encounter contains different levels of these characteristics, and therefore will add different things to each creation that you make. The oils that you choose to work with and incorporate into your recipes will really depend on what kind of product that you want to achieve. There are definitely some benefits to each kind of oil, but some of them can replace each other in homemade soap making and other types of recipes.

Coconut Oil 76Coconut Oil 76

Beginning with Coconut Oil 76, the hardness level is a 79. The cleansing and bubbly lather properties are both rated a 67. The conditioning is a 10 and the creamy lather is a 12. With all of this being said, we can see that Coconut Oil 76 is decent for cleansing, lathering, and can be useful when making a hard soap because it is high in hardness. However, it will not be conditioning or have much creaminess to it.

Avocado OilAvocado Oil

The next oil we are going to look at is Avocado Oil. This is an oil that is fairly high in conditioning, at a 70. This was a great oil to add to this scrub recipe to make your skin soft when it is applied to the body. When it comes to the hardness and creamy lather, they are rated at a 22, which is pretty low. Avocado Oil does not contribute to cleansing or bubbly lather at all since they are rated at a zero for both of them.

Palm OilPalm Oil

Lastly, we are going to talk about Palm Oil. The level of hardness is a 50, cleansing is at a 1, the conditioning properties is a 49, bubbly lather is a 1, and the creamy lather is a 49. As you can tell from these numbers, Palm Oil is hardly cleansing at all, as well as having next to no bubbly lather to it. The Coconut Oil 76 contributes somewhat to cleansing, but the avocado oil and palm oil do not at all. The same is true with the bubbly lather. Since this is the case, and we all want our facial and body scrubs to be very cleansing to our skin, that is where the SLSA comes into play. We added in this ingredient because it is a nice foaming agent that helps create lather, mainly in soap, but also does in body scrubs somewhat. Another great thing about it is that it is super cleansing, which needed to be added to this recipe.

Mango ButterMango Butter

Another one of the ingredients that adds to the soft touch of this body scrub is Natures Garden mango butter. This butter is super soft and melts right on the skin. It contains many properties that help to really moisturize and soften the skin. It is a good ingredient to add to recipes to help with dry skin as well. Mango butter is commonly used to create lip balms, lip gloss, lotions, scrubs, and other bath and body products such as soap.

Weighing Out and Melting Your Oils and Mango ButterWeighing Out and Melting Your Oils and Mango Butter

For our first step, we need to get out our scale. Weigh out the 136 grams of coconut oil, 113 grams of avocado oil, 62 grams of palm oil, 74 grams of mango butter, 50 grams of silky emulsifying wax, and 12 grams of candelilla wax. As we normally do, we used the double boiler method to melt all of these ingredients down together. Place a few inches of water into a regular stovetop pot and allow it to heat up. Only use a pot that is strictly for soap, cosmetic, and candle making. Add your pouring pot, with the oils and mango butter in it, to the stovetop pot once the water has had some time to heat up. As they are melting, stir it occasionally. 

Adding in the Preservative and Fragrance OilAdding in the Preservative and Fragrance Oil

Once all of the oils have melted, remove them from the heat source on your stove. Before doing anything else, we need to let the mixture cool down a little bit. Allow the temperature of the melted mixture to drop to 120 degrees Fahrenheit. Then, you can weigh out and add in the 5 grams of optiphen preservative, 5 grams of vitamin E oil, and 20 grams of the Sangria Punch Fragrance Oil. Stir in order to fully incorporate the ingredients. 

Getting the temperature correct before adding the optiphen preservative is imperative. We suggest adding it anywhere between 120 and 140 degrees Fahrenheit. By adding it before reaching a temperature of at least 120 degrees, the emulsification process might not take place. This will lead to your mixture separating and becoming unstable, which will make it useless. However, adding it above a temperature of 140 degrees will burn the optiphen off and it will not properly preserve your product. Using optiphen is going to ensure that bacteria and germs do not grow on your scrub. Optiphen will kill different types of bacteria, yeast and mold, which makes adding it essential to a lot of cosmetic products and formulas. It is made up of Phenoxyethanol and Caprylyl Glycol, the latter of which provides a soft, nice feel to finished formulas. This makes it very useful in products such as sunscreen, lotion, shampoo, body wash, and other types of cream. Adding a preservative such as optiphen can give your creams and scrubs a longer shelf life of up to six months, which is quite a long time!

Sangria Punch Fragrance OilSangria Punch Fragrance Oil

One of the main ingredients used to create this foaming facial scrub is the Sangria Punch Fragrance Oil from Natures Garden. Since it is in the title of the recipe, this is no surprise. This is an original fragrance exclusively available at Natures Garden and is one of our many multi layered fragrance oils. When you smell it, it begins with delicious fruity top notes of orange, lemon, grape, apple, and lime. The middle notes give off scents of pomegranate and blackberries, sitting on a dry down sugary base. When it comes to using it in specific products, we suggest about a 10% maximum usage in candle waxes. For potpourri and incense, about a 50% maximum usage, and a 5% maximum usage in bath products, lotions, perfume, and cleaning supplies. It can also be used in cold process soap. When tested for cold process soap, the results showed no acceleration, no discoloration, no ricing, no separation, and it held the scent very well and was very strong.

Mixing the Dry Ingredients TogetherMixing the Dry Ingredients Together

In a mixing bowl, blend the granulated sugar, diamond dust mica pigment, and the sodium lauryl sulfoacetate. This is a new surfactant ingredient that we have recently been working with in some of our recipes. Blend the sugar, mica pigment, and SLSA together using your hands. This will make it a lot easier to incorporate all of the ingredients together compared to using a spoon. Additionally, remove any clumps you find in the mixture.

Combine the Liquid Ingredients with the Dry IngredientsCombine the Liquid Ingredients with the Dry Ingredients

Pour your liquid ingredients that are melted down into the bowl containing the dry sugar mixture ingredients. Thoroughly mix and stir the two together and ensure that there are no clumps of dry mixture left. This is important for when we pour into our jars so that the scrub is nice and smooth for application to the body.

Adding the FUN Soap ColorantAdding the FUN Soap Colorant

Once you have mixed the liquid ingredients with the dry sugar mixture, you can add the tomato red FUN soap colorant. We waited to add the colorant until this step, as opposed to when we added the vitamin E oil, optiphen preservative, and the Sangria Punch Fragrance Oil. This is because we knew the sugar mixture may lighten the color up. If we added the colorant before this step, we might have added too much of it, and we wanted to create a nice pink color as opposed to a dark red shade.

Pouring the Product into the JarsPouring the Product into the Jars

Now, you can finally add the scrub to each of your four jars. Place lids on each of them to finish up your scrub! This can be used right after it is poured in the jar if you are happy with its consistency. However, another option that you have is to wait at least a few hours or even a day to allow it to set up more. If you do wait for a little bit, the scrub will become a thicker consistency to work with. This will allow you to add more granulated sugar if you would like a thicker consistency. Either one of these options will work and it is truly up to whatever you prefer to do.

We hope that you had a fun time creating this Sparkling Sangria Body Scrub Recipe with us! If this sangria foaming body scrub recipe has you craving the real thing, try this sparkling champagne recipe from Sally’s Baking Addiction.

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

Dec
13

Ten Coffee Craft Ideas


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Ten Coffee Craft IdeasTen Coffee Craft Ideas

We at Natures Garden would like to share with you TEN homemade coffee related recipes that are perfect for all of the coffee lovers out there! Coffee is increasingly being incorporated as a part of the cosmetics and body product industries. These recipes we are going to share with you provide several fun ways to integrate coffee into your life because we think that you can never have too much coffee. They also make great gifts ideas for the coffee lovers in your life. The recipes we will be highlighting include some of our body products recipes such as soaps, scrubs, and body creams. On top of that, we are going to be showing you our coffee wax tart, a bath bomb, a homemade candle, and a hair conditioner! Keep on reading to find ten coffee craft ideas that are sure to be just what you have been looking for.

Cappuccino Coffee Cold Process Soap RecipeTen Coffee Craft Ideas Cappuccino Coffee Cold Process Soap Recipe

Do you love iced coffee? If so, you might end up loving this idea of a cappuccino soap. To me, this recipe showcases what the result would be if you turned your favorite iced coffee into a soap. Some of the ingredients in this recipe include freshly brewed coffee, coffee grounds, and whole coffee beans. The combination of all three of these make this soap smell delicious, just like a fresh pot of coffee!

Since this is a cold process soap, there is no heat added when creating it. Adding heat when making soap definitely helps it to cure more quickly. However, when there is no heat added as is the case for this recipe, the overall finish and look of your product will be more perfected than with hot processed soap. Yes, it will need more time to cure without having that element of heat, but it is worth it when the finished product looks amazing. Cold process soap usually has a better looking product in the end. This recipe will provide you with about four pounds of soap.

Christmas Coffee Wax Tarts RecipeTen Coffee Craft Ideas Christmas Coffee Wax Tarts Recipe

Christmas is right around the corner, and this recipe is perfect for the most wonderful time of the year. It could be a great gift for a friend or family member who enjoys melting candles or wax melts, especially because these are homemade. This is an easy recipe to follow and the mini muffin shaped molds make it extra cute! Baking endless cookies with family as Christmas approaches is one of the best things about the holidays. These wax tarts contain both Snickerdoodle Cookies fragrance oil and French Vanilla Coffee fragrance oil, and when these scents are combined, they make these tarts smell just like baking cookies around Christmas time! Our recipe here makes up to 24 wax tarts, which is plenty to keep both for yourself and as gifts to give to others.

Cinnanut Coffee Soap RecipeTen Coffee Craft Ideas Cinnanut Coffee Soap Recipe

Combining cinnamon and coffee? Yum!!! This mp soap recipe brings these two ingredients together in a wonderful way to make a deliciously scented soap. It contains our Cinnanut Columbian Cafe Fragrance Oil, which is one of Natures Garden’s original fragrances. It includes hints of butter, Brazil nuts, maple, and vanilla in addition to the cinnamon and the Columbian coffee notes.

This fragrance oil is used in many other products of ours as well. It performs very well with wow wax, joy wax, and soy wax when making candles. Some of the additional products we have used this fragrance oil in our body, bath, and perfume products. While the recipe above is a melt and pour soap, this coffee scent can also be used in cold processed soap. With this fragrance, there was no separation, no ricing, and no acceleration. As a soap, it has great scent retention and is strong in aroma beads.

Coffee Butter Scrub RecipeTen Coffee Craft Ideas Coffee Butter Scrub Recipe

This scrumptious Coffee Butter Scrub from Natures Garden is the perfect thing to add to your daily skin care routine.  It contains shea, cocoa, and mango butter which will make your skin feel soft and amazing! Our scrub acts as a 2 in 1 exfoliant and moisturizer. This coffee butter scrub contains real coffee grounds, which are used to exfoliate the body’s dead skin cells. The skin can then be rejuvenated, moisturized, and restored by the nutritious butters and oils that come from the combination of shea butter, mango butter, and cocoa butter. Plus, the recipe uses Cafe Mocha fragrance oil, which makes the butter scrub smell great as well. It contains scents of freshly brewed coffee, chocolate syrup, heavy cream, vanilla, and marshmallow–yummy!

Coffee Melt and Pour Soap RecipeTen Coffee Craft Ideas Coffee Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

Now that we have made cappuccino coffee soap and cinnanut coffee soap, let’s make regular coffee scented soap using our Goat’s Milk Melt and Pour Soap. This is different than hot and cold processed soap because it has already undergone the saponification process. Melt and pour soap comes in a premade base and does not need anything added to it, you just melt it!

Some of the ingredients included in this recipe are coffee grounds, cocoa butter, and Fresh Brewed Coffee World’s Best Fragrance Oil. Our cocoa butter is a saturated fat that is very hard. It is used in lip balms, lip gloss, lotions, massage bars, scrubs, and more because of its luxurious texture. The coffee fragrance oil used in this recipe can also be added to candles made from vegetable wax or paraffin wax. Another way to use it is to add it into cleaning products, perfumes and lotions, bath oils and bath gels, as well as in potpourri and incense. By following the instructions we have laid out, you will get a two pound batch of this coffee melt and pour soap.

Frappe Mocha Body Cream RecipeTen Coffee Craft Ideas Frappe Mocha Body Cream Recipe

Body creams are always a great thing to have on hand, especially as winter approaches. If your skin is anything like mine, it gets extremely dried out in the wintertime with the changes in weather and air quality. This is why body creams and lotions become my best friend in the months of winter. A product that moisturizes the skin, lasts me a long time, and smells great all at the same time is what I think everyone’s ideal cream would be!

Our frappe mocha body cream recipe will provide you with plenty of product that will last for months. This recipe makes four 4 ounce jars full of it! It combines cocoa butter, chocolate fudge fragrance oil, and NG world’s best coffee fragrance oil. The delicious scents from the chocolate fudge fragrance oil include dark chocolate, caramel, buttercream, vanilla cream, almond, and hazelnut. These different notes within the fragrance give an impression that reminds me of a frappuccino.

Coffee Bath Bomb RecipeTen Coffee Craft Ideas Coffee Bath Bomb Recipe

If you are anything like me, you love to take a bath every once in awhile to wind down and relax. Bath bombs are a great thing to add to any bath to add to that experience of relaxation. They are continually increasing in popularity in today’s market for cosmetics. Other fun products that you can use when you take a bath are bubble bars, bath salts, and bath truffles. All of these can enhance your bathing relaxation while helping give a great smell to the water.

This coffee bath bomb recipe of ours is the next best addition that you could add to your baths! If you follow this recipe, you will be able to get two large bath bombs out of the ingredients. We have MANY others that you can choose from on our website, some of which include cotton candy, pumpkin latte, and our gingersnap cookies bath bomb!

Gingerbread Latte Candle RecipeTen Coffee Craft Ideas Gingerbread Latte Candle Recipe

Speaking of gingersnaps, which are just a variation of gingerbread, we want to show you our recipe on how to make a gingerbread latte candle! This is the perfect way to get you in the holiday season mood. One of my favorite activities to do every year around Christmas time is building gingerbread houses. The smell of this candle comes from the snickerdoodle latte fragrance. It contains a blend of spices, vanilla butter cream, and a hint of toasted nuts. This recipe brings together the smell and look of Christmas. The candle smells like snickerdoodle cookies and part of it is in the traditional shape of a gingerbread man. It gets poured into a cafe mug and a gingerbread man that is created from a mold is placed on top to create an adorable presentation!

Toffee Crunch Latte Foaming Sugar Scrub RecipeTen Coffee Craft Ideas Toffee Crunch Latte Foaming Sugar Scrub Recipe

Sugar scrubs are currently very popular because there are many different types and they have several benefits. They are great for the skin, as they remove dead skin cells, unclog pores, and moisturize the body. Our toffee crunch latte foaming sugar scrub will give you five 4 ounce jars of the product. This recipe uses our cafe caramel fragrance oil.

One of my favorite coffee drinks to get is a caramel latte, which is always my go to order at any coffee shop, and this fragrance is a wonderful reminder of that. It contains strong notes of  freshly brewed coffee, sugary caramel, and heavy cream. Additionally, this fragrance is perfect for making candles, as well as other body related products such as soap and perfume. This scrub using the cafe caramel fragrance truly gives me the feeling of cozying up with a hot caramel latte in the fall.

Hair Conditioner Recipe for BrunettesTen Coffee Craft Ideas Hair Conditioner Recipe for Brunettes

If you are looking for a new conditioner to use on your hair, this would be a great one to give a try! This recipe of ours is specifically designed for those women out there with luscious brunette locks. It is made using plenty of ingredients that help the conditioner to give your hair a soft texture. These include Vegetable Glycerin, Sesame Seed Oil, Apricot Kernel Oil, and Vitamin E Oil. The Vegetable Glycerin is good for drawing out moisture in the skin. Some products that use it are shampoos, soap, lotion, toothpaste, and lip gloss. Sesame Seed Oil is rich both in vitamins and antioxidants, which help to make it a very conditioning oil. The texture and properties of this oil make it perfect for lotions, massage oils, scrubs, soaps, and lip gloss.

The Apricot Kernel Oil provides the same benefits, as it is also conditioning and luxurious. Vitamin E Oil is often used in cosmetic products to prevent oils from oxidizing. Using this will ensure that your creations do not begin to turn brown or discolor, as well as preventing a rancid smell from developing. Lastly, Optiphen is a preservative that kills germs to ensure that cosmetic products are clean and safe to use. The ingredients help the finished formulas to feel exceptional. This hair conditioner recipe combines each of these ingredients along with our Jamaican vanilla cafe fragrance oil. A true coffee scent is delivered through the hints of sweet vanilla beans, richly roasted Jamaican coffee, and the infusion of real coffee. This recipe makes up to 16 ounces of product in two 8 ounce bottles.

Learn About Coffee

To learn about the history of coffee, sustainability be sure to check out the National Coffee Association website. As you can see, we have several recipes that involve coffee products at our business. We have put a lot of effort into creating these recipes for our customers using the best ingredients. Several of them include cocoa, shea, and mango butters, as well as nutrient rich oils. We hope you enjoyed learning all about these ten coffee craft ideas with us at Nature’s Garden!

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

Nov
06

Bubbling Reindeer Poo Bath Salts Recipe


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Bubbling Reindeer Poo Bath SaltsBubbling Reindeer Poo Bath Salts Recipe

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

Dead Sea SaltDead Sea Salt

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

Benefits of Dead Sea Salt

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

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

Diamond Clear Melt Diamond Clear Melt and Pour SoapPour Soap

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

 

Reindeer Poo Fragrance OilReindeer Poo Fragrance Oil

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

Ingredients Found At Natures Garden:

BUBBLING REINDEER POO BATH SALTS RECIPE

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

Total Recipe Weights:

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

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

Preparing the Melt and Pour SoapPreparing the Melt and Pour Soap

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

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

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

Pour the Soap Into Your MoldPour the Soap Into Your Mold

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

A Variety of Molds

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

Shaping the MP SoapShaping the Soap

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

Creating the Powdered Snow PortionCreating the Powdered Snow Portion

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

Reindeer Poo CandleMore Fun With Reindeer Poo Fragrance Oil

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

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

More Christmas Fun

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

Oct
02

15 Scented Slime Recipes


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Scented Slime Recipes15 Scented Slime Recipes

Scented slime recipes have become the new way to play with slime. We have had a lot of interest in the scented slimes recipes, so, we wanted to bring you some of our favorites! These scented slimes are a perfect way for parents and their kids to do a project together. These are very easy recipes that will be ideal for kids to get inspired by slime. Everyone involved will have fun making these simple crafts! So, grab the kids and check out these 15 scented slime recipes and plan your next craft day!

Ingredients Needed for the 15 Scented Slime Recipes

8 oz. Clear PET Bullet Bottles
White Smooth Disc Top Lids 24/410
8 oz. Clear PET JAR
White Straight Smooth Lid 70/400
Disposable Pipettes
Slime Fragrance Oils
Da Bomb Soap Dyes
FUN Soap Colorants

Other Supplies Needed

Mixing Bowls
Stainless Steel Spoon
Measuring Cups
Measuring Spoons
Clear or White Glue
Shaving Cream
Water
Slime Charms
Confetti

 

Bacon Slime RecipeBacon Slime Recipe

Who said playing with your food is a bad thing? There has been a lot of interest in a savory scented slime recipe, so we delivered our fantastic bacon scented slime. To give it an interesting layered look, we added some of Natures Garden’s FUN soap colorants. Twisting up all three colors gives it that realistic bacon look. It will be hard to believe this is a scented slime recipe.

Bacon Fragrance OilBacon Fragrance Oil

We were challenged to make the most realistic scent to smell like genuine bacon. The only thing you’re missing is eggs and toast. If I can say so, we delivered!

For all those bacon lovers out there, here are some fun facts about bacon. On average an American consumes about 17 pounds of bacon per year. Another fun fact about bacon is that it is actually used to flavor some bourbons, beer, and vodkas.

Blue Raspberry Slushie Slime Recipe Blue Raspberry Slushie Slime Recipe

Slime that smells just like childhood! Well, this is for most of us. It even has diamond dust in it the blue raspberry slime sparkle like real ice.  Plus, adding blue beads will give you a nice added texture. It’s colored very simply with Da Bomb soap dye. This is one of our simpler scented slimes. This is perfect for a project with the kids using a blue raspberry scent.

Blue Raspberry Slushie Fragrance OilBlue Raspberry Slushie Fragrance Oil

This fragrance oil is a blast from the past. It combines amazing scents like ripened raspberries, cotton candy, and even crushed ice. It will give you that memory of when you were little drinking blue slushies at the movie theater. This is bound to be a favorite amongst the youngest crafters.

Top Notes:  Raspberries
Mid Notes:  Peaches, Strawberries
Base Notes:  Cotton Candy, crushed ice

Bubblegum Slime RecipeBubble Gum Slime Recipe

This simple slime is colored pink with Da bomb red dye to give it that amazing color. The bubblegum fragrance oil gives it a very sweet smell that will make you want to blow a bubble. Adding some glitter will give it a nice sparkle, while pink beads on top will make the perfect finish!

Bubblegum Fragrance OilBubble Gum Fragrance Oil

Natures Garden created a sweet, delectable fragrance oil to remind us of childhood. Bubblegum Fragrance Oil is the closest to the real thing that our perfumists could come up with!

Top Notes: orange, pineapple, banana
Mid Notes: peach, cherry
Base Notes: vanilla

Bunny Slime RecipeBunny Slime Recipe

This scented bunny slime recipe is perfect for early springtime. It combines the perfect mix of glittery confetti to give the purple slime a nice balance of color. Then, we added the Easter Bunny Burps Fragrance Oil to scent the slime.  If you add the bunny slime charm it is ready for Easter, making this an awesome gift in an Easter basket or for a bunny enthusiast. (or for the Easter Bunny himself!)

Easter Bunny Burps Fragrance Oil Easter Bunny Burps Fragrance Oil

Easter Bunny Burps Fragrance Oil Natures Garden original. We have tested a lot of fragrances to finally find the right mix. This scent embraces Easter time and the best things that go along with it. This vibrant blend of garden greens has a hint of fresh mint to lighten up the mixture. Along with a touch of spring flowers to make you feel like the Easter bunny yourself. An undertone of sandalwood adds warmth to the blend, finishing off with a splash of musk to have an overall amazing fragrance.

Cotton Candy Slime RecipeCotton Candy Slime Recipe

This cotton candy slime recipe will make you want to go to the fair and grab a bag of fresh cotton candy! The mixture of pink and blue FUN soap colorants will give you the feeling of nostalgia while opening your slime. Don’t be fooled, it’s actually not cotton candy! Slime confetti on top adds a little more fun to the mix.

Cotton Candy Fragrance Oil Cotton Candy Fragrance Oil

Cotton candy fragrance oil combines fresh strawberry and French vanilla. This blend’s mixture gives a perfectly sweet confectionery aroma that has turn to be a Nature’s Garden bestseller!

 

Cucumber Melon Slime RecipeCucumber and Melon Slime Recipe

The cucumber melon slime recipe is a more natural scent that combines savory with sweet. The cucumber melon scented slime will have the kids playing with their slime all day long! The fun color scheme of green and yellow will make it extra fun. You can twist the slime in the jars to any pattern.

Cucumber & Melons Fragrance OilCucumber and Melon Fragrance Oil

Cucumber and Melon fragrance oil is a very nice blend to resemble a fan favorite. This is a mix of cucumber that has a sour and sweet attribute, subtle notes of deep green oil, and a splash of violet! In the close background, fresh honeydew melon is last, but certainly not least!

Fruity Rings Slime RecipeFruity Rings Slime Recipe

This is one of the wonderful recipes that are very simple, with no coloring, yet will give it pizzazz with the fruity ring slime charms. The kids will definitely vote this a fan favorite. It will make you think you’re actually having a bowl of cereal – just make sure you don’t actually eat it!

Fruity Rings Fragrance OilFruity Rings Fragrance Oil

Fruity Rings fragrance oil is the best selling scent used in our fruity rings slime recipe! It’s amazing how similar the smell is to one of our favorite cereals.  With this amazing fragrance, you will have everyone’s attention in the family. The base notes for NG Fruity Rings begin with notes of vanilla sugar. Middle notes with small amounts of lemongrass, lily, and verbena. The top notes are what sets it apart with lemon rinds, limes, and grapefruit.

Gummy Bear Slime RecipeGummy Bear Slime Recipe

Who doesn’t like playing with their gummy bears? So, why not play with them in slime?! When making this recipe, it will make you actually feel like you’re playing in a swimming pool with the  gummy charms on top. This is a unique scented slime recipe that uses clear glue to set it apart from the others, surely making it exciting for the kids!  Of course, we just had to add a little green glitter to give the gummy bear slime just a slight color!

Yummy Gummy Fragrance OilYummy Gummy Fragrance Oil

There is nothing like opening a fresh bag of gummies! It’s a special part of childhood to get a small treat. Why not treat yourself to this Nature’s Garden original Yummy Gummy Fragrance Oil as an adult? It is the perfect essence of chewy gummy candy bursting with fruity goodness!

Top Notes: Tangy Lemon, Juicy Orange, Peach
Middle Notes: Grape, Coconut, Raspberry
Base Notes: Pear, Plum, Sugary Vanilla

Hot Fudge Brownie Slime RecipeHot Fudge Brownie Slime Recipe

The hot fudge brownies slime recipe will make a realistic looking sundae that will look so amazing, it will make you want to dig in! People will have a hard time believing it’s slime. This mix of the brown FUN soap colorant and white slime will make it look just like your favorite dessert. We even added a cherry and chocolate on top to give it an authentic. It makes the perfect sundae!

Hot Fudge Brownies Fragrance OilHot Fudge Brownie Fragrance oil

Hot Fudge Brownie fragrance oil is a Nature’s Garden best seller. It has the aroma of a fresh baked brownie right out of the oven topped off with your favorite hot fudge! If you thought it couldn’t get any better, we added a hint of vanilla. This fragrance oil will make you salivate with excitement.

Mermaid Slime RecipeMermaid Slime Recipe

This slime has all the colors of the ocean! The colorful swirls will make you think you’re at the beach watching the waves. The glitter in the slime will make you believe those waves are glistening in the sun. You might even find a seashell or mermaid tail if you add some charms.  This slime is perfect for kids and adults.

Mermaid Kisses Fragrance OilMermaid Kisses fragrance

Combining sea salt and ocean mist will bring you right to the ocean. A touch of feminine florals will make you think you’re experiencing a mermaid kiss! This Nature’s Garden original fragrance will give you the beach best aroma. The top notes consist of oceans mist, sea moss, and dewy cyclamen petals; middle notes of geranium flower, water mint, and coriander seed; base notes of white cedarwood and earthy vetiver. This well rounded fragrance will make you think your kissing a mermaid!

Monkey Farts Slime RecipeMonkey Farts Slime

This bright yellow slime will make you think you dropped a banana into the mix. The Yellow Fun soap colorant gives this an outstanding color! This monkey farts scented slime recipe will surprise you with an explosive scent when you go to play with your slime. Adding slime confetti and glitter will give it a fun texture.

Monkey Farts Fragrance OilMonkey Farts Fragrance Oil

Monkey Farts fragrance oil will make you think it’s about to be disgusting. Quite the opposite, it is a very unique  and complex fragrance! It will definitely attract some new attention and questions. It is a best seller in the Nature’s Garden scent selection. The top notes start with fresh bananas and juicy grapefruit, middle notes of kiwi, juicy bubblegum, and strawberries with a splash of vanilla as the base note.

Pink Sugar Slime RecipePink Sugar Slime

This is a customer favorite out of our scented slime recipes! It is a very simple slime, but the smell is what makes it stand out. The pink color will make you think of the perfect piece of pink fluff.

Pink Sugar Fragrance OilPink Sugar Type Fragrance Oil

Pink Sugar fragrance oil from Nature’s Garden is a fruity mixture of sweet cotton candy, lemon drops, carmel, and a touch of raspberry jam on a base of dry down of musks. This is a best seller in the collection. Another fragrance that will take you back to some of your favorite childhood memories. This sweet smelling fragrance will just have you keep coming back for more!

Buttered Popcorn SlimePopcorn Slime Recipe

This light and delicate scented slime recipe will have you craving your favorite snack after you get done making this with your kids. The slime will be a joy to anyone who wants to play with it. You will have hard time putting it down. The yellow confetti gives it a perfect finishing touch! 

Buttered Popcorn Fragrance OilFragrance Oils for Slime: Buttered Popcorn Fragrance Oil

Buttered Popcorn fragrance oil from Nature’s Garden is a critic’s favorite, ready to go with any movie! It is a delicious aroma of freshly popped popcorn with extra rich creamy butter. Yes, we made sure to add extra butter! It will make you want to lick your fingers (but don’t).

Rainbow Sherbet SlimeRainbow Sherbet Slime Recipe

This is a really fun scented slime recipe that will be a blast from the past! It has a very fruity scent which makes it stand out. Its tye-dye color is an adventurous way to make slime. It uses three separate neon FUN soap colorants so you will not lose it! This is a perfect mother and daughter project! 

Rainbow Sherbet Fragrance OilRainbow Sherbet Fragrance oil

Rainbow Sherbet fragrance oil by Nature’s Garden has the aroma of fresh lime, pineapples, oranges and a hint of raspberries. It makes a vibrant smell with the base note being creamy vanilla. It will make you want a bowl of this decadent treat! This fragrance was tested by over 80 customers who absolutely loved it and gave it fantastic reviews.

Spider slimeSpider Slime Recipe

This is an amazing scented slime recipe which is a great project for Halloween parties, both for the kids and adults! Its deep purple color gives a very fun look. The spider slime charms give it a spooky vibe. Careful, they might just crawl on you when you’re making this! You can even add other creepy crawlies.

Witching Hour Fragrance OilWitching Hour fragrance

This Nature’s Garden fragrance is an amazing Halloween scent. Our perfumest worked on making a spicy oil with magical notes. It begins with fresh ground cinnamon bark, and complemented with herbal notes of bergamot, cannabis flower, jasmine, and roses. The base is an earthy fragrance of sheer musk, black tea, and patchouli. This is another Nature’s Garden original!

Scented slime recipes have a huge following not only with kids, but adults as well. We have recipes for both. Our fragrance oil is perfect to change up your slime endeavors. These are a few recipes to get you started. When you’re playing with your slime, why can’t they smell awesome as well? Check out this awesome video of more food slimes they will make you hungry. Food Slime  You just still can’t eat them!

Aug
23

Rosewood and Musk CP Soap Project


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Rosewood and Musk CP Soap ProjectRosewood and Musk CP Soap Project

Today, we will share with you our Rosewood Musk CP soap project.  This cold process soap recipe uses Rosewood Musk Fragrance Oil from Natures Garden Candle and Soap Making Supplies.  This scent is an absolute dream to soap with and is stunning in the cured soap.  For this cp soap recipe, we used an in the pot swirl to create a beautiful pink, white, and brown soap swirl.  Then, we created two small soap loaves that were topped with dried red rose petals.

Rosewood and Musk CP Soap Project Ingredients Found at Natures Garden

Lye- Sodium Hydroxide
Sunflower Oil
Shea Butter
Coconut Oil 76
Jojoba Oil
Cocoa Butter Deodorized
Rosewood Musk Fragrance Oil
Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant
Titanium Dioxide 
Organic Cocoa Powder
Pink Rose Petals
Sodium Lactate
Silicone Mold- 4 loaves
Safety Gloves
Safety Mask
Safety Glasses
Natures Garden Soap Apron
Thermometer

Other Supplies Needed for the Rosewood and Musk CP Soap Project

Other Ingredients & Equipment You’ll Need:
Distilled Water

  • Mixing Bowls
  • Mixing Spoons
  • Rubber Spatula
  • Scale
  • Stick Blender
  • Vinegar

Total Recipe Cold Process Soap Weights:

  • 323 grams Water
  • 112 grams Lye 
  • 20 grams Sodium Lactate (added to cooled lye solution)
  • 212 grams Sunflower Oil
  • 212 grams Shea Butter
  • 212 grams Coconut Oil 76
  • 85 grams Jojoba Oil
  • 127 grams Cocoa Butter
  • 64 grams Rosewood Musk Fragrance Oil

Rosewood and Musk CP Soap Project Total Colorant Amounts

Colorant for Pink Soap:
3 drops FUN Soap Colorant Neon Pink
Colorants For Brown Soap:

3 grams Organic Cocoa Powder (Mixed with a small amount of soaping oils)

Colorants For White Soap:

8 grams Titanium Dioxide (Mixed with a small amount of soaping oils)

Soap Making Preparations

Prior to begin the Rosewood and Musk CP Soap Project, you will want to prepare your work area.  First get all of your utensils, soap making supplies, and soap making ingredients ready and in your clean and clutter-free work area.  Then, fill a bottle with vinegar.  The vinegar can be used during soap making and clean up to neutralize lye.  If you have not made cold process soap before, you will want to learn about the process and safety precautions that should be taken during the soap making process.  So, click here for Natures Garden’s Basic CP Soap Making Class. Also, you will need to become familiar with our Soap Making Safety Class.

Prepare the Lye Solution for the CP Soap RecipePrepare the Lye Solution for the CP Soap Recipe

At this time, you should prepare your lye solution.  So, weigh out your distilled water.  Next, add the lye to the water slowly.  Stir as you add the lye.  Allow the lye solution to cool to room temperature.  Then, add the sodium lactate.  Sodium lactate will help harden the bars of soap.  This will also help when it comes time to remove your soap from the mold.  However, the sodium lactate is optional.

Prepare the Oils for the Rosewood and Musk Soap Prepare the Oils for the Rosewood and Musk Soap

It will take some time for the lye solution to come to room temperature.  However, you can go ahead and weigh out your soaping oils while you are waiting.  Once you have weighed out your soaping oils, it is time to melt them.  Once the oils are melted, you will also need to wait for your oils to come to room temperature.

Prepare the Colorants
Prepare the Colorants

So, now that you have both your lye solution and soaping oils cooling, you can prepare your soap colorants.  For this recipe, we will need three colorants in total, pink, brown, and white.  We will prepare the white and the brown colorants at this time.

Prepare the Brown ColorantPrepare the Brown Colorant

In order to create a brown color in our cold process soap, we will use cocoa powder.  So, weigh out your cocoa powder in a small dish.  Then, add a small amount of your soaping oils and mix.  It is okay if the oils are still warm when they are added to the cocoa powder.  By dispersing the cocoa powder in the soaping oils prior to adding them, they will mix more easily and evenly when we add it to the soap batter.

Prepare the White ColorantPrepare the White Colorant

Next, we will create a white colorant for our soap batter using Titanium Dioxide.  So, go ahead and weigh out your titanium dioxide in a small bowl.  We will then, once again, add a small amount of the soaping oils to the powder.  Once you have created both colorants, simply place them to the side until they are needed.

Prepare the Rosewood Musk Fragrance Oil
Prepare the Rosewood Musk Fragrance Oil

At this time, we will prepare the Rosewood Musk Fragrance Oil.  Weigh out the fragrance oil in a small bowl.  Then, place it of to the side where it will be undisturbed until we need it.

Rosewood Musk Fragrance OilWhat Does Rosewood Musk Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

Rosewood Musk Fragrance Oil by Natures Garden Candle and Soap Making Supplies is the aroma of fresh cut rosewood and warm musk that blend together to create a clean, peppery scent.  The aroma begins with top notes of bergamot, tea, orange, and lemon.  Then, at the heart of rosewood musk, you will find middle notes of pepper and ginger.  This musk scent finishes with lingering notes of guicawood, vetiver, rosewood, and cedarwood.

Blend Your Soaping Oils and Lye SolutionBlend Your Soaping Oils and Lye Solution

Now, once your soaping oils as well as the lye solution are at room temperature, they are ready to be combined.  So, add the lye solution to the bowl containing the soaping oils.  Next, use your stick blender to blend the soap batter. 

Add the Rosewood Musk Fragrance Oil
Add the Rosewood Musk Fragrance Oil

Once your soap batter is emulsified, it is time to add the fragrance oil.  So, add the Rosewood Musk Fragrance Oil.  Then, once again, use the stick blender to incorporate the scent.

Divide the Rosewood Musk CP Soap Batter

Divide the Rosewood Musk CP Soap Batter

Now, it is time to separate your soap batter.  So, simply divide the soap batter equally into three bowls.

Add the Colorants to the Soap Batter
Add the Colorants to the Soap Batter

Next, add one of your colorants to each bowl.  So, one bowl should be colored with the pink colorant.  Add the pink colorant to this bowl.  Then, add the cocoa powder colorant to the second bowl.  Finally, add the titanium dioxide to the last bowl.  Lastly, use your stick blender to the blend the contents of each bowl to incorporate the colorants.  You will want to begin with the white soap batter.  Then, move to the pink soap batter.  Finally, stick blend the brown soap batter.  This will allow you to blend the contents of each bowl without needing to clean the stick blender in between mixing.

Pouring Rosewood and Musk CP Soap ProjectPouring Rosewood and Musk CP Soap Project

Before we begin pouring the soap, we would like to mention that about half of the white soap batter should be kept to top the soap loaf once it is poured.  So, starting with an empty bowl, begin pouring small amounts of each color of the soap batter. You will need to pour all of the colors in small increments. Keep pouring small amounts of the pink, brown, and some white soap batter until you have used all of the pink and brown soap batter and about half of the white soap batter.  Then, allow the remaining white batter aside to thicken a bit.  You can set this portion aside for the moment.

Swirling the Rosewood and Musk CP Soap ProjectSwirling the Rosewood and Musk CP Soap Project

For the moment we will focus on the brown, pink, and white bowl of soap batter.  So, place this bowl in front of you.  Next, you will need a rubber spatula.  Place the rubber spatula in the bowl. Then, slowly move the spatula in a circular motion around the bowl until you are happy with your swirls.

Pouring the Rosewood and Musk CP Soap
Pouring Rosewood and Musk CP Soap Batter

Finally, it is time to pour the soap batter into two cavities of the 4-loaf silicone mold.  So, divide the soap batter equally between the two cavities in the silicone soap mold.  Gently, tap the soap mold on the counter to release any air bubbles that may have formed.

Topping the Rosewood and Musk CP Soap 
Topping the Rosewood and Musk CP Soap

Next, we will begin topping our soap.  So, for this step, you will need the remaining white soap batter that you set aside.  It needs to be at a thick frosting-like consistency. Now, once the white soap batter is at this consistency, place the it on top of each loaf.  Create peaks in the white topping.

Adding Finishing Touches to the Rosewood and Musk CP Soap Project
Adding Finishing Touches to the Rosewood and Musk CP Soap Project

At this time, we will add a rose petal finishing touch!  Lightly sprinkle the top of each loaf with the pink rose petals.  You can use as little or as much as you would like.  We used less than a gram total for both loaves when creating ours.

Cutting the Rosewood and Musk CP Soap Project

Cutting the Rosewood and Musk CP Soap Project

After about 24- 48 hours, your rosewood musk cp soap can be removed from the mold.  Then, you can slice the soap loaves and allow them to finish curing.  The cold process soap will be ready to use after curing for 4-6 weeks.

 

 

Does Natures Garden’s Rosewood Musk have you curious about rosewood?  I have to admit, back when we began carrying this wonderful aroma, I found myself researching rosewood.  Well, if you too are curious, check out this article from hunker.com to find information on rosewood.

Of course, if you have any questions about this, or any other soap making or candle making project, feel free to ask.  You can contact us over the phone via our HUG line.  You can also reach us on both Twitter and Instagram @ngscents.  Finally, you can talk to us on Facebook or though the chat feature on our website.  We hope that you have enjoyed this cold process soap recipe as much as we enjoyed creating it for you!

Aug
22

Pearamel Soap Recipe


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Pearamel Soap RecipePearamel Soap Recipe

The next, Pearamel scented project from Natures Garden is the Pearamel Soap Recipe.  In this CP soap recipe, we will show you how to use natural discoloration to your advantage.  As soapers, we often look at discoloration as a bad thing.  However, sometimes it can work to your advantage.  In fact, Natures Garden’s Pearamel Fragrance Oil is the perfect example.  In this cold process soap recipe, we will leave a portion uncolored and allow it to its natural caramel color.

Pearamel Fragrance OilPearamel Fragrance Oil

So, I bet you are wondering what Pearamel Fragrance Oil smells like!  This pear scent is without a doubt, one of the strongest scents you will ever smell! It is the perfect blend of both caramel and pear.  It is absolutely delicious!  This caramel fragrance oil by Natures Garden Candle and Soap Making Supplies begins with top notes of granny smith apples, along with both pears, and black cherries.  These fruity note are followed up with middle notes of warm caramel and maple sugar. Finally, this aroma is rounded out with base notes of buttercream and sweet vanilla.   This is one fragrance oil that will knock your socks off!

Natures Garden Ingredients for the Pearamel Soap Recipe

Lye- Sodium Hydroxide
Pearamel Fragrance Oil
Cocoa Butter- Golden Natural
Grapeseed Oil
Sweet Almond Oil
Palm Oil RBD
Rice Bran Oil
Fractionated Coconut Oil
Olive Oil
Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap
Titanium Dioxide
Vanilla White Color Stabilizer
Lime Green FUN Soap Colorant
Kelly Green FUN Soap Colorant
Yellow Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
Red Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
Chickweed
Sodium Lactate
Disposable Pipette
Safety Gloves
Natures Garden Apron
Safety Mask
Thermometer
Safety Glasses

Other Ingredients Needed for the Pearamel Soap Recipe

Distilled Water
Mixing Bowls
Mixing Spoons
Rubber Spatula
Scale
Stick Blender
Vinegar
Wooden Skewer

Weights for the Pearamel Soap Recipe

409 grams of Chickweed Tea
159 grams of Lye
18 grams of Sodium Lactate
(added to the cooled lye solution)

215 grams of Cocoa Butter
107 grams of Grapeseed Oil
107 grams of Sweet Almond Oil
215 grams of Palm Oil
107 grams of Rice Bran Oil
215 grams of Fractionated Coconut Oil
107 grams of Olive Oil
54 grams of Pearamel Fragrance Oil
27 grams of Vanilla White Color Stabilizer
4 tablespoons Chickweed

Weights for the Green Soap Colorant

10 drops of FUN Soap Colorant Lime Green
2 drops of FUN Soap Colorant Kelly Green

Weights for the White Soap Colorant

8 grams of Titanium Dioxide
Mixed with a small amount of soaping oils

Weights for the Melt and Pour Soap

20 grams of Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap
1 gram of Pearamel Fragrance Oil
1 gram of Vanilla White Color Stabilizer
3 drops of Yellow Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
1 toothpick of Red Oxide FUN Soap Colorant

Make A Few Preparations for the Pearamel Soap RecipeMake A Few Preparations for the Pearamel Soap Recipe

Prior to making this cold process soap recipe, you are going to want to make a few preparations for the Pearamel Soap Recipe. First of all, you are going to want to gather the soap making ingredients that are listed for this cosmetic recipe. Also, you are going to need to clear a work space to give yourself the space that you would need for small batch soap making. Also, you will want to prepare a spray bottle of vinegar for you to use for soap making. If you have not made cold process soap in the past, you will want to read both our Basic CP Soap Making Class and our guide to Soap Making Safety.

Also, you need to create a chickweed tea.  Fill two fillable teabags with chickweed.  Then, boil water and add the tea bags.  The water portion of this recipe will be replaced with the tea.  So, you need to make sure you have plenty of the chickweed tea.  For this recipe, you will need 409 grams of the tea.  You will want to boil extra water to ensure that you have enough for this recipe as some will evaporate.

 

Prepare the Lye Solution for the CP SoapPrepare the Lye Solution for the CP Soap

Now, you will need to prepare your lye solution for the cp soap.  In order to prepare your lye solution, you will need to weigh out the chickweed tea in a bowl.  Once you have weighed out your tea, weigh out your lye in a separate bowl.  Then, slowly add the lye to the tea.  Add a small amount of the lye and then stir using a rubber spatula.  Repeat this process until you have added all of the lye to the tea.  Allow the lye solution to cool to room temperature.  Once the lye solution has cooled, add the sodium lactate.

Prepare the Soaping Oils for the Pearamel Soap RecipePrepare the Soaping Oils for the Pearamel Soap Recipe

It will take some time for the lye solution to cool.  So, while you are waiting for your lye solution to cool, you can move on to preparing your soaping oils.  Weigh out all of the soaping oils listed above.  Then, melt the oils.  You will also want to allow your soaping oils to come to room temperature.

Prepare Your Pearamel Soap Recipe ColorantsPrepare Your Pearamel Soap Recipe Colorants

Once you have prepared your soaping oils, you can set them aside to cool and begin preparing your soap colorants.  For this recipe, we will prepare a white colorant and a green colorant.  The third caramel color in this recipe was created simply by allowing the soap to naturally discolor to its caramel color caused by the Pearamel Fragrance Oil.  In addition, your will need to weigh out 27 grams of Vanilla White Color Stabilizer.

Prepare the White Soap Colorant

In order to prepare the white soap colorant, we will use titanium dioxide.  So, in a small bowl, add 8 grams of titanium dioxide and a small amount of your soaping oils.  Mix the two ingredients together with a spoon.  By adding the oils to the titanium dioxide, it will prevent the white colorant from clumping when you add it your soap batter and allow it to disperse easily.  You can set the white colorant in your soaping area so it will be ready when you are ready to soap.

Prepare the Green Soap Colorant

Next, we will prepare the green soap colorant.  You will need another small bowl.  To this bowl, add 10 drops of the Lime Green FUN Soap Colorant along with 2 drops of the Natures Garden’s Kelly Green FUN Soap Colorant.  Mix the two colorants together.  You can also set this colorant in your soaping area.  It will be used when we begin soaping.

Prepare the Pearamel Fragrance OilPrepare the Pearamel Fragrance Oil

At this time, prepare the Pearamel Fragrance Oil.  You will need to prepare two small bowls of fragrance oil.  To each of these bowls, add 27 grams of the Pearamel Fragrance Oil from Natures Garden.  Since we will be dividing our soap batter prior to scenting it, separating the fragrance oil into two smaller portions is going to be the easiest way to do this.  It will allow you to move more quickly when soaping.

Combine the Lye Solution and Soaping Oils
Combine the Lye Solution and Soaping Oils

Once your soaping oils and the lye solution have come to room temperature, you are reading to begin soaping.  So, add the soaping oils to the lye solution.  Finally, use your stick blend the to emulsify the soap batter.  

Separate Your Soap Batter
Separate Your Soap Batter

Next, you will need to divide your soap batter into three bowls.  So, pour one-third of the soap batter into each bowl.  Set two of the bowls aside for just a moment.

Prepare the Uncolored Soap BatterPrepare the Uncolored Soap Batter

First, we will work with the portion that will remain uncolored.  To this bowl, add 27 grams of the Natures Garden Pearamel Fragrance Oil.  Use your stick blender to incorporate the fragrance oil.

Prepare the White Soap Batter
Prepare the White Soap Batter

Next, you will want to prepare the white soap batter.  So, too the second bowl add the titanium dioxide mixture you prepared earlier.  This portion of the soap will remain unscented.  Once again stick blend and set this bowl aside for the moment.

Prepare the Green Soap Batter
Prepare the Green Soap Batter

Finally, you will need to prepare the green soap batter.  So, to your third bowl, add the green colorant, 27 grams of the Pearamel Fragrance Oil and 27 grams of the Vanilla White Color Stabilizer.  Using your stick blender, mix the ingredients together.

Pearamel Soap RecipePearamel Soap Recipe

At this time, we will begin pouring the soap batter into the loaf mold.  We will begin by pouring the uncolored portion into the soap mold.  Pour the soap into the soap mold. Once you have this base color poured, you can begin pouring the other two colors into the mold.  Alternate between the green and the white.  You will need to use all of the green soap batter and about half of the white soap batter.  We will be saving half of the white for the top of the soap.  You can set this portion aside for a few minutes.

Once you have poured all three colors of soap batter into the mold, place a wooden skewer into the mold and make circular motions throughout the soap mold.  This will create swirls throughout the loaf of soap.  Once you are satisfied with your swirls, tap the mold gently on your tabletop to release any air bubble in the soap batter.

Topping Pearamel Soap Topping Pearamel Soap

Now, we will begin topping the loaf of soap using the remaining white soap batter.  You want to wait until your white soap batter has a nice thick frosting-like consistency.  Once your remaining white soap batter is at a thickened, simply place it on top of the soap in a mountain-like shape.

Adding the Caramel Drizzle to the Pearamel SoapAdding the Caramel Drizzle to the Pearamel Soap

The last thing we will do to the soap loaf is add a caramel colored drizzle.  So, melt the cocoa butter melt and pour soap base.  Then, add the oxide colorants, Pearamel Fragrance Oil, and Vanilla White Color Stabilizer.  Gently stir to blend the ingredients. Finally, use a disposable pipette to drizzle the caramel color soap across the white soap batter.

 

Cut the Pearamel CP Soap and Allow it to CureCut the Pearamel CP Soap and Allow it to Cure

Wait about 24-48 hours before removing your soap from the mold.  When the soap is ready, cut the pearamel cp soap into slices.  Once you have allowed 4-6 weeks for your soap to cure, it is ready to use.

Try a Caramel and Pear Dessert

As you can tell from the Pearamel Fragrance Oil, the aroma of juicy pears and sugary sweet caramel create a scrumptious aroma. So, it can be easy to imagine how mouth watering the these flavors could be in a fresh, homemade dessert recipe! Try out this perfect blend of sweet caramel and fruit in the Caramel Pear Pudding recipe created by Taste of Home. You will be sure to enjoy this homemade dessert!

Any Questions About the Pearamel Soap RecipeAny Questions About the Pearamel Soap Recipe

We hope you enjoy the Natures Garden free cold process soap recipes like this one! If you have any questions about the Pearamel Soap Recipe, then feel free to reach out to us. You can ask us your questions on the telephone H.U.G. line, at the NG store, and online. The best way to reach out to us online is through our social media. You can use our handle @ngscents to find us on Instagram and Twitter. Also, you can find us on the NG Facebook page. Not only can you use these social media platforms to ask us about this cold process soap recipe, but you can use our social media platforms to engage in the soap maker community. So, you can share your own cp soap inspirations, get help for soap making mistakes, and so much more!

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Dreama Lotion Recipe


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Dreama Lotion RecipeDreama Lotion Recipe

Do you want to learn how to make body lotion from scratch? You can follow the Dreama Lotion Recipe from Natures Garden to create a fantastic bath and body recipe! The diy lotion tutorial walks you through the process of making your own lotion right at home! This lotion recipe uses cosmetic ingredients that will condition your skin and leave a lovely floral scent. So, if you are ready to create a wonderful bath and body recipe, read on! 

 

Dreama Lotion Recipe: Ingredients Available From Natures Garden

Meadowfoam Seed Oil
Silky Emulsifying Wax
Mango Butter
Argan Oil
Sodium Lactate
Vitamin E Oil
Optiphen Preservative
Yellow Da Bomb Soap Dye
Diamond Dust Mica Pigment
Dreama Fragrance Oil
Thermometer
Disposable Pipettes
8 oz. Clear PET Bullet Bottles
White Disc Lid 24/410
Gloves for Safety
Natures Garden Apron

Dreama Lotion Recipe: Other Necessary Ingredients and Equipment

Distilled Water
Mixing Bowls
Stainless Steel Spoon
Stove Top
Pots (for making double boiler)
Stick Blender
Scale
Spool of Green Ribbon
Hot Glue Gun
Hot Glue

Dreama Lotion Recipe: Weights and Amounts for Ingredients

425 grams of the Distilled Water
48 grams of the Meadowfoam Seed Oil
24 grams of the Silky Emulsifying Wax
10 grams of the Mango Butter
8 grams of the Sodium Lactate
10 grams of the Argan Oil
6 grams of the Vitamin E Oil
10 grams of the Optiphen Preservative
12 grams of the Dreama Fragrance Oil
5 drops of the Yellow Da Bomb Soap Dye
1 teaspoon of the Diamond Dust Mica Pigment

Dreama Lotion Recipe: Lotion Making Preparations

Before you begin the Dreama scented lotion recipe, you will want to make a few preparations. To begin, you will want to gather your lotion recipe ingredients. It can be useful to collect what you need before making your bath and body product to make the process easier. Also, sanitize your equipment to make sure your work area is clean. Further, it is suggested that you wear gloves, protective clothing, and a hair net while you prepare this recipe. After you have made these preparations, you will be ready to work on making this homemade lotion recipe!

Dreama Lotion Recipe: Prepare Your Water

First, you are going to want to prepare the water for this recipe. Before you begin, you will need to make sure that you have enough water to make your homemade lotion. This means that you will need at 425 grams of water. However, we would recommend that you add some extra water to your pot to ensure that you have enough water remaining after boiling. Some of the water will evaporate as it is boiling. It is better to have too much than not enough. You will need to heat the water to at least 180 degrees Fahrenheit. Once you have your water at this temperature keep the water there for about twenty minutes. Now that your water has been boiled to destroy any bacteria that may have been present, you are ready to create your scented lotion recipe!

Dreama Lotion Recipe: Creating the Double Boiler

Next, you are going to want to create the double boiler for this recipe. While you will still need to stir as the oils and butters are melting, the double boiler will be useful for preventing your cosmetic oils from scorching. To create this device you will need two pots that will fit into each other. In the larger pot, you will add a few inches of water, which will be heated to a boil. Next, place your smaller pot into your pot with water. Now, you will want to heat your water. As long as the water doesn’t boil over into the smaller pot, you are ready to add you cosmetic ingredients to melt.

Dreama Lotion Recipe: Prepare Your Cosmetic OilsDreama Lotion Recipe: Prepare Your Cosmetic Oils

While you are waiting for your water to be ready, go ahead and weigh out your oils.  You will need to measure out 48 grams of the Meadowfoam Seed Oil, 24 grams of the Silky Emulsifying Wax, 10 grams of the Mango Butter, 8 grams of the Sodium Lactate, 10 grams of the Argan Oil, and 6 grams of the Vitamin E Oil. These wholesale ingredients are perfect for creating a quality and non-greasy homemade lotion. Then, add these cosmetic oils to the double boiler that you had prepared in a previous step. You are going to want to heat these ingredients to around 140 degrees Fahrenheit and stir periodically to prevent scorching.

 

Dreama Lotion Recipe: Combining Your Oil and WaterDreama Lotion Recipe: Combining Your Oil and Water

Now you are going to want to move quickly to over the next couple of steps. Both your oil mixture and your water will need to be around 140 degrees Fahrenheit when you mix everything together. Once your ingredients reach about this temperature, weigh out your water.  Then, combine these bath and body ingredients in a large mixing bowl. You will need to use a stick blender to combine all of these ingredients. As the mixture emulsifies, you will notice that the lotion mixture will begin to white in color.

Dreama Lotion Recipe: Adding the Fragrance OilDreama Lotion Recipe: Adding the Fragrance Oil

At this time, you will need to add 12 grams of the Dreama Fragrance Oil to your mixture. This scented oil has beautiful top notes of oakmoss and lilies. This floral scent continues with middle notes of ylang ylang and jasmine. Finally, this fragrance lays on bottom notes of amber, musk, and sandalwood. Of course, you will need to fully incorporate the fragrance oil. You can use the stick blender to ensure that the entire lotion mixture will include this lovely scent.

Dreama Lotion Recipe: Adding the PreservativeDreama Lotion Recipe: Adding the Preservative

Next, you will want to add the preservative to your homemade lotion recipe. You will need to weigh out 10 grams of the Optiphen Preservative and add it to your lotion mixture. You want to add the preservative when the temperature is between 120-140F.  If the preservative is added at a temperature higher than this, it can burn off.  On the other hand, if it is added a temperature that is too low, it can cause it to separate from the lotion.

The preservative will ensure that your lotion recipe doesn’t become taken over by germs. This preservative protects against bacteria, yeast, and mold. Plus, this ingredient provides an exceptional feel to the finished lotion recipe. Plus, the wholesale preservative available at Natures Garden is paraben-free and formaldehyde-free.

Dreama Lotion Recipe: Adding the ColorantDreama Lotion Recipe: Adding the Colorant

Also, you are going to want to add the wholesale colorant to your lotion. So, you will need to add 5 drops of the Yellow Da Bomb Soap Dye to your diy lotion. Once you have added your lotion colorant, you will want to fully incorporate this color into your lotion. You can use the stick blender to blend in the color evenly throughout your recipe so that the entire lotion includes a lovely yellow hue.

 

Dreama Lotion Recipe: Adding the Mica PigmentDreama Lotion Recipe: Adding the Mica Pigment

Lastly, you are going to want to add a bit of the mica dust pigment to your lotion. You may want to add 1 teaspoon of the Diamond Dust Mica Pigment. Of course, this is totally optional.  However, mica will add a shimmer and shine to your handmade lotion. Again, once you have added the mica, you are going to want to add it to your lotion and mix with the stick blender.

Dreama Lotion Recipe: Wholesale Packaging SuppliesDreama Lotion Recipe: Wholesale Packaging Supplies

For this cosmetic recipe, you have created a perfect homemade lotion for pump bottle use. So, you will most likely want to use our eight ounce bullet bottles and lotion pumps to package your finished scented lotion recipe. A single batch of this lotion recipe will fill two of our eight ounce bullet bottles. Before you begin to fill the bullet bottles you will need your lotion to cool to room temperature. Then, you are ready to begin filling your eight ounce bullet bottles with the finished lotion. We would recommend that you use a funnel to add your lotion to the bottles. Once your bottle is filled you will need to add the lotion pump lid to finish the recipe.

Dreama Lotion Recipe: Adding the Finishing TouchesDreama Lotion Recipe: Adding the Finishing Touches

Now that you have filled up your bullet bottles, you are ready to add the finishing touches. So, you are going to add a bow to the middle of your bottle. First, you are going to need your green ribbon. Next, you will need to tie a small bow. If you need help learning to tie a bow, then check out How to Tie a Perfect Bow by spruce crafts. Then, you will glue a ring of ribbon around the middle of the bottle and attach your bow to the seam where the two ends meet.

Dreama Lotion Recipe: Using Your Scented Lotion

After your recipe is packaged, your scented lotion recipe is ready to use! In fact, you can use your lotion made from scratch as soon as you have finished creating it. Of course, you can leave your lotion pump lids closed and store your finished lotion. Also, you can add these bottles of lotion to your product line and sell your finished homemade lotion. Regardless of how you intend to use your easy homemade lotion, this bath and body recipe will be sure to nourish your skin and leave you feeling conditioned.

Dreama Lotion Recipe: More Gorgeous Flower Scents

If you really love the beauty of freshly bloomed flowers, then you may want to plan a trip to enjoy one of these lovely flower festivals! So, take a look at an article on The 8 Best Spring and Summer Flower Festivals to See In the U.S. from Travel and Leisure. There are many places throughout the US that celebrate the lovely appearance and aroma of all kinds of iconic flowers. Not only do many of these festivals center around the beauty of flowers, such as lilac, tulip, cherry blossoms, and more, but many of these events have even more fun things that you can enjoy, like parades, concerts, street art and more. Also, you may even be able to find a local festival that will happen near you!

Dreama Lotion Recipe: Reach Out to UsDreama Lotion Recipe: Reach Out to Us

We hope that you have enjoyed making this easy homemade lotion recipe! If you have any more questions about how to make this diy lotion recipe, then you can reach out to ask us. You can talk to us on our HUG Line, in the store, and online. An easy way that you can reach out to us online is through social media. We are available on the Natures Garden Facebook page. Also, you can use our handle @ngscents to find us on either Instagram and Twitter. Not only can you use these social media platforms to ask any questions that you may have about homemade lotion, but you can share your own homemade lotion, too! So, we hope that hear from you sometime soon!

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