Category Archives: Lotion Recipes

Jul
09

How to Make Lotion


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How to Make Lotion How to Make Lotion

If you have ever been curious about how to make lotion at home, then check out this blog on using lotion making supplies! There are many different ways that you can create easy homemade cosmetic recipes that will pamper your skin. Further, the wholesale cosmetic supplies from Natures Garden are perfect for helping you to create the best cosmetic recipes that you possibly can! Of course, you can start out with a quality bulk base or make your homemade lotion from scratch, but there are all kinds of different body cream recipes you can make from scratch. So, learn a bit more about it in the cosmetic blog below.

How to Make Lotion: Wholesale Lotion Base

One way that you can create your own scented bath recipe right at home is with our wholesale cosmetic bases! These wholesale bases contain quality skincare ingredients that are sure to create some fantastic cosmetic recipes. You can use these bases to make products like face cream, body frosting, body mousse, body butter, massage recipes, and more!  So, you can use the best cosmetic base for you and start to create some wonderful bath and body recipes.

Natural Yogurt Multi-Base LotionNatural Yogurt Multi-Base Lotion

You can use the Natural Yogurt Multi-Base Lotion to create some fantastic homemade lotion recipes! This bulk lotion base allows you to create some truly fantastic skincare recipes. All you have to do is add distilled water and any other cosmetic making supplies, like wholesale herbs or fragrances, that you may want to include. Then, you will be ready to use your conditioning bath and body recipe!

Natural Goat's Milk Multi Base LotionNatural Goat’s Milk Multi Base Lotion

Another fantastic natural lotion base that you can use to create homemade cosmetics is the Natural Goat’s Milk Multi Base Lotion. This wholesale base is fantastic for making cosmetics at home. This bulk base uses the nourishing properties of goats milk along with other fantastic cosmetic oils to create a perfect cosmetic recipe. All you need to do is add water and your homemade bath and body recipe is ready for fragrance, soap colorant, cosmetic herbs, or anything else you want to add.

Shimmering Bronzing Lotion RecipeShimmering Bronzing Lotion Recipe

You can use this lotion base to create the Shimmering Bronzing Lotion Recipe. This gorgeous recipe uses the nourishing properties of the goats milk base along with other fantastic cosmetic ingredients. For instance, this recipe uses a natural colorant, shimmering mica powder, and the sweet summertime scent of the NG Copper Hue Suntan Lotion Fragrance Oil. So, you can use this wholesale base to create an easy body cream recipe that you will be sure to enjoy!

Natural Soy Body Butter Natural Soy Body Butter

Also, you can use our Natural Soy Body Butter to create some wonderful homemade cosmetic recipes. Of course, this Natures Garden wholesale lotion base uses quality cosmetic ingredients that are sure to care for your skin. In addition to the variety of nourishing cosmetic ingredients, this lotion base recipe includes both cosmetic oil and milk make of soy. So, you can easily create some skin loving bath and body recipes!

Shimmering Snowdrops Lotion RecipeShimmering Snowdrops Lotion Recipe

You can use this quality soy lotion base to create the Shimmering Snowdrops Lotion Recipe. This diy lotion recipe uses this lotion base to create a creamy, skin loving cosmetic recipe. Further, this lotion includes the delightful scent of our Frost & Snowdrops Fragrance Oil and beautiful mica powder. So, you can use this recipe to create a pretty lotion recipe that is simple and effective for skincare!

How to Make Lotion: Skin Care PreservativesHow to Make Lotion: Skincare Preservatives

Also, it is important to create any cosmetic recipe with some kind of a preservative. This makes sure that your finished product will last longer and can be stored without the worry of bacteria and various germs taking over. So, adding Optiphen preservative to your homemade lotion recipes will kill germs and keep your products safe. However, you need to make sure that you add this cosmetic ingredient when your recipe is between 120 degrees and 140 degrees Fahrenheit. This ensures that the Optiphen doesn’t burn off at a high temperature but the lotion is still warm enough to incorporate without separating. Also, the Optiphen has a usage rate of 0.75 to 1.5%. So, you can create quality bath and body recipes that are well preserved.

How to Make Lotion: Cosmetic Emulsifiers

Another important cosmetic ingredient for making lotion from scratch is the emulsifier. This wholesale ingredient allows the water and the cosmetic oils to bind together. Otherwise, your homemade recipe would separate into two layers. Not only would your recipe look wrong, but it wouldn’t be as effective without the emulsifying wax either. Having an emulsifier in your lotion is important, but here are different types of emulsifiers that you can use to create scented lotion right at home. Once you find the best natural emulsifier for lotion, you are ready to create some fantastic cosmetic recipes! 

Traditional Emulsifying Wax NFTraditional Emulsifying Wax NF

One great cosmetic ingredient that you can include in your lotion recipes is the Emulsifying Wax NF – Traditional. This cosmetic ingredient is self-emulsifying, low odor, highly stable, highly compatible, and will improve the consistency and stability of emulsions. Further, the traditional emulsifying wax is perfect for creating thick, creamy body creams that care for the skin. So, this cosmetic recipe is perfect for making body butter

Cocoa Dream Cream RecipeCocoa Dream Cream Recipe

We used this bath and body ingredient to create a luscious cocoa butter body butter recipe. The Cocoa Dream Cream Recipe uses wonderful cosmetic ingredients, like the traditional emulsifying wax, to create a thick body cream recipe that will nourish the skin. Further, the emulsifier binds the water to the luscious cosmetic oils that are great for skincare. So, these wholesale cosmetic ingredients are perfect for creating skincare recipes that will fully moisturize your skin.

Silky Emulsifying WaxSilky Emulsifying Wax

Also, another great wholesale emulsifying wax that you can use in your homemade recipes is the Silky Emulsifying Wax. Of course, this cosmetic wax is another ingredient that is perfect for binding your wholesale ingredients together. However, this emulsifier will add more of a silky feel to your finished products. So, you can create some nourishing cosmetic recipes with a luscious, creamy feeling that is simply irresistible!

Shea Lotion with Herbal Infusion RecipeShea Lotion with Herbal Infusion Recipe

We created the luxurious Shea Lotion with Herbal Infusion Recipe with this silky emulsifying wax. This skincare recipe has a gorgeous, high end feeling with quality cosmetic oils and the silky cosmetic wax. Further, this fantastic herbal cosmetic recipe uses an herbal infusion to incorporate rosehips and hibiscus flowers powder. This blend of quality cosmetic making ingredients creates the absolutely best recipe for pampering your body!

BTMS 25 EmulsifierBTMS 25 Emulsifier

Another option that you can use in your homemade lotion recipes is our BTMS 25 Emulsifier. Of course, this Natures Garden emulsifier is perfect for binding your water and cosmetic oils to create quality wholesale recipes. This cosmetic ingredient has natural, conditioning properties that you will be sure to love in your finished bath and body recipes. Further, the BTMS emulsifier will provide a soft, powdery feel that is delicate and lovely to the skin. So, this cosmetic ingredient is another great option for making homemade lotions.

Chamomile Light Lotion RecipeChamomile Light Lotion Recipe

We used the BTMS emulsifier to create the Chamomile Light Lotion Recipe. This delicate bath and body recipe is light and skin loving! The cosmetic oils in this wholesale cosmetic recipe will sink down into the skin. Further, the emulsifying wax provides a lovely feeling that you will adore in your homemade bath and body recipe.

How to Make Lotion: Cosmetic Oils

The types of cosmetic oils that you include will greatly affect the kind of bath and body recipe that you create. In fact, the oils can be a determining factor as to whether or not you have a non-greasy homemade lotion. So, these wholesale cosmetic oils are very important to the homemade cosmetics process!

Coconut Oil Coconut Oil

Of course, you can create great homemade lotion with coconut oil. This cosmetic oil is a skin loving oil that will nourish your body. Further, this cosmetic oil is one that works well with most skin types and would create a fantastic cosmetic recipe. So, use our bulk coconut oil in your own homemade recipe to create the best cosmetic recipe that you possibly can!

Palm OilPalm Oil

Also, you can create a palm oil lotion recipe with this wholesale cosmetic oil. Palm oil is a fantastic wholesale oil to include in your bath and body recipes. Of course, this luscious oil is perfect for nourishing your skin and adding some conditioning properties to your recipes. So, you can add this ingredient to your recipe and enjoy the palm oil benefits for the skin.

Natural Vitamin E OilNatural Vitamin E Oil

Another wonderful cosmetic oil to add to your scented lotion recipes is Vitamin E Oil. This wholesale oil will provide your bath and body recipe with some nice benefits. While this cosmetic oil is not a preservative that protects against germs, the oil will prevent other cosmetic oils from oxidizing. So, you can add a small amount of Vitamin E Oil to your lotion to reduce potential discoloration and rancidity.

How to Make Lotion: Emollient Cosmetic Ingredients

In addition to conditioning oils, you will want to add cosmetic ingredients that draw in moisture and work to soften your skin. These cosmetic ingredients will add to the beneficial properties of your own bath and body recipe and create a bath and body recipe that will soften and soothe your skin.

Vegetable GlycerinVegetable Glycerin

You can include vegetable glycerin in your homemade lotion recipes. This cosmetic ingredient is clear, odorless, and draws moisture to the skin. So, adding vegetable glycerin to your homemade cosmetic ingredients will increase the moisturizing properties of you homemade cosmetic recipe. Meaning that this cosmetic ingredient is perfect for making cosmetic recipes that truly care for the skin!

Sodium LactateSodium Lactate

Another natural moisturizer that you can include in your non-greasy homemade lotion is sodium lactate. This bath and body ingredient can be used instead of vegetable glycerin as it provides very similar benefits. This cosmetic ingredient is perfect for drawing in the moisture to your skin. So, adding this wholesale cosmetic ingredient to your cosmetic recipes will add a little bit more skincare properties to your finished products.

Keeping Moisturized Throughout History

Humans have been creating natural moisturizing recipes to care for their skin for thousands of years. While the cosmetic ingredients may vary between civilizations, anthropologists have found that many groups, including ancient Egyptians, ancient Greeks, Native American tribes, and many more, had created their own skincare recipes. If you are interested in learning more about previous methods of skincare, then check out The History of Moisturizer from the Southwest Sunshine Blog.

Reach Out to UsReach Out to Us

We hope that you have enjoyed all of the wholesale lotion making supplies available from Natures Garden! If you have any more questions about how to use these cosmetic ingredients, then reach out to us to ask any questions on how to make body butter and other cosmetic recipes. You can talk to us over the phone on our HUG Line, in the Natures Garden store, and online. An easy way to reach us online is through our social media pages. We are available on the Natures Garden Facebook page. Also, you can use the handle @ngscents to find us on both Instagram and Twitter. Not only can you use these social media platforms to ask us any questions that you may have, but you can share your own bath and body recipes, too! So, we hope that we will hear from you sometime soon!

Jun
14

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

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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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Mar
04

Cucumber Mint Body Cream Recipe


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Cucumber Mint Body Cream RecipeCucumber Mint Body Cream Recipe

If you are looking for a conditioning lotion recipe, then you are sure to be interested in creating our Cucumber Mint Body Cream Recipe!   Of course, this skin loving cosmetic recipe uses luscious cosmetic oils and butters that will nourish and condition the skin. This lovely diy lotion recipe uses skin loving oils, like the luscious argan oil, that you will be sure to love on your skin. Further, the refreshing and clean aroma of the Cucumber Mint Fragrance Oil is perfect for creating a lovely scented lotion recipe. The scent of our fragrance oil has a refreshing mint scent that you will be sure to enjoy in your homemade lotion! You can use this lovely wholesale cosmetic supplies to create a non greasy homemade lotion that you will be sure to enjoy! So, check out the step by step instructions in the cosmetic blog below to learn all about how to make this homemade cosmetic recipe.

Cucumber Mint Body Cream Recipe: Cosmetic Ingredients and Equipment

Cocoa Butter
Stearic Acid
Traditional Emulsifying Wax
Argan Oil
Lanolin Oil USP Liquid
Chickweed Herb Cut & Sifted
VITAMIN E OIL (Tocopherol T-50) Natural
OPTIPHEN – Preservative
Cucumber Mint Fragrance Oil
2 oz White Low Profile Jars
White Done Lid 70/400
Thermometer
Fillable Teabag

Cucumber Mint Body Cream Recipe:

Distilled Water
Mixing Bowl
Stainless Steel Spoon
Stove top
Two Pots (For a Double boiler)
Medium Pot
Stick Blender
Spatula
Scale

Cucumber Mint Body Cream Recipe: Weights and Amounts

706 grams of the Distilled Water
80 grams of the Argan Oil
36 grams of the Lanolin Oil
48 grams of the Traditional Emulsifying Wax
20 grams of the Cocoa Butter
16 grams of the Stearic Acid
10 grams of the Vitamin E Oil
14 grams of the Optiphen Preservative
12 grams of the Cucumber Mint Fragrance Oil
9 tablespoons Chickweed Herb Cut and Sifted

Cucumber Mint Body Cream Recipe: Prepare and Sanitize

Before you get started on making your homemade bath and body recipe, you will want to make sure that you are properly prepared. First, you will need to make sure that all the equipment that you will need is sanitized and ready for you to use. If any of your necessary equipment isn’t ready to use, then you will need to clean this equipment with soap and water. Also, you will need to make sure that your work space is clean and free of clutter. Another preparation that you will want to make is gathering all of your necessary ingredients. This will make the process of creating homemade lotion easier and even more fun! Once your ingredients, equipment, and work space are ready to use, then you will be ready to get started with this bath and body recipe.

Cucumber Mint Body Cream Recipe: Double BoilerCucumber Mint Body Cream Recipe: Double Boiler

The last thing that you are going to want to set up before getting started with your cosmetic recipe is your double boiler. Anyone that already has a double boiler can move on to starting this cosmetic recipe. If you don’t already have a double boiler of your own, then you can make your own with supplies that you likely already have at your home. You will need to use two differently sized pots to create your double boiler. You will want to make sure that the smaller pot will fit into the larger pot. So, you can use the larger pot to hold the boiling water. Then, place your smaller pot inside the larger pot. You will need to make sure that the water won’t boil over. Once your water is boiling you will fill your smaller pot with the cosmetic ingredients that you need to melt.

Cucumber Mint Body Cream Recipe: Preparing the Water Phase

First, you are going to prepare the water phase for your homemade conditioner. Before you weigh out the water for your cosmetic recipe, you will want to boil the water to kill germs. So, you will need to start with at least 850 grams of distilled water. It is important to have extra water before you begin boiling because some of the water will evaporate. You will need to heat your water to at least 180 degrees Fahrenheit and hold this high temperature for at least 20 minutes. This will help you to destroy any bacteria that could be in the water.

Preparing the Water Phase: Add the Chickweed HerbPreparing the Water Phase: Add the Chickweed Herb

Now, we are going to create a tea using the chick weed herb.  This is just one way to infuse an herb into handmade lotions.  So, we will create a strong tea.  Fill three tea bags with the chickweed herb.  You will need about 3 tablespoons of the herb for each tea bag.  Then, add them to your water as it is boiling.  Chick weed herb is a wonderful herb that is wonderful for dry itchy skin.  American Indians were known for using chickweed for wounds and rashes.  Many use it to help with skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis, and boils.  Chickweed helps with cell-proliferation.  This helps wounds heal faster.

Cucumber Mint Body Cream Recipe: Preparing the Oil PhaseCucumber Mint Body Cream Recipe: Preparing the Oil Phase

Next, you are going to be preparing the oil phase of your refreshing body cream recipe. So, you are going to need to weigh out some of your cosmetic oils. You will need to use 16 grams of Stearic Acid, 48 grams of the Emulsifying Wax, 80 grams of Argan Oil, 36 grams of Lanolin Oil, and 20 grams of Cocoa Butter. After you have your ingredients measured, you will be ready to begin melting your scented lotion ingredients. Now, you can add all of these cosmetic supplies to your smaller pot. You will want to occasionally stir your ingredients as they are melting to avoid possible scorching. Once all of your body cream supplies are in a fluid state, you are ready to move on to the next step.

Cucumber Mint Body Cream Recipe: Weighing the Sterilized WaterCucumber Mint Body Cream Recipe: Weighing the Sterilized Water

Once your water has been boiling for at least 20 minutes you will be ready to use your freshly sterilized water. Now, you can remove your water from the heat source, remove the tea bags, and weigh out 706 grams of your sterilized water. You can add this water to your medium mixing bowl. While you need to wait before mixing the cosmetic oils and water, you can move on to the next step in this bath and body recipe.

Cucumber Mint Body Cream Recipe: Mixing Your Oil and Water TogetherCucumber Mint Body Cream Recipe: Mixing Your Oil and Water Together

Before you can mix your cosmetic oils with your prepared tea you need to make sure that these two phases are at the right temperature. The temperature is extremely important to ensure that the cosmetic ingredients emulsify with the water. Otherwise, your finished product will separate and not serve as a good lotion recipe. These two phases should each be at about 140 degrees Fahrenheit before combining the two. Also, you will want these phases to be no more than 10 degrees apart. You can use your candy thermometer to monitor the temperatures. Once you have the correct temperature, you can add both the water and oil to a larger mixing bowl. Then, you can use a stick blender to combine these two phases well. If you notice that your mixture is beginning to turn white as you continue to blend, then you will know that your mixture is emulsifying.

Cucumber Mint Body Cream Recipe: Adding the Remaining Cosmetic IngredientsCucumber Mint Body Cream Recipe: Adding the Remaining Cosmetic Ingredients

Now that the water and cosmetic oils have been completely emulsified, you are going to want to let your mixture cool. So, you will want to monitor the temperature until it reaches about 120 degrees Fahrenheit. You will want to be careful that you don’t go any lower than this temperature before you add your remaining cosmetic ingredients. Now you will need to weigh and add 10 grams of the Vitamin E Oil, 14 grams of the Optiphen Preservative, and 12 grams of the Cucumber Mint Fragrance Oil to your mixture. Again, you will want to use a stick blender to mix these newly added ingredients into your previously emulsified mixture.

Adding the Remaining Cosmetic Ingredients: Cucumber Mint Fragrance OilAdding the Remaining Cosmetic Ingredients: Cucumber Mint Fragrance Oil

This lovely bath and body recipe includes the refreshing aroma of our Cucumber Mint Fragrance Oil. This aroma begins with an extremely unique fragrance oil notes that include a blend of fresh cucumber and freshly-cut mint leaves, This aroma is complimented with floral blossoms. This scented oil begins with top notes of garden-fresh cucumber, ripe banana, and juicy clementine. These top notes are followed by a lovely combination of cyclamen blossoms, African violets, and Madonna lily. These notes are all sitting on a base of palm fronds, spearmint leaves, and cool peppermint. So, this clean and refreshing blend of fragrance oil notes is a perfect scent for your homemade lotion recipe.

Cucumber Mint Body Cream Recipe: Cooling Down the Lotion MixtureCucumber Mint Body Cream Recipe: Cooling Down the Lotion Mixture

At this point you may notice that your homemade lotion recipe is a bit thin. If you are worried about this thinner consistency of your lotion, you will just need to wait for your lotion to cool.  Your lotion will continue to thicken as it cools down to room temperature. So, don’t worry just yet! As your scented lotion begins to cool, you will need to stick blend periodically to make sure that all of the ingredients in your lotion recipe be mixed together well. Once your lotion mixture has cooled to room temperature you will be ready to begin packaging your body cream.

Cucumber Mint Body Cream Recipe: Packaging Your Wholesale Lotion RecipeCucumber Mint Body Cream Recipe: Packaging Your Wholesale Lotion Recipe

Now that your lovely bath and body mixture has cooled to about room temperature you will be ready to begin packaging your finished body cream recipe! So, you will need to prepare your wholesale packaging supplies, your cosmetic jars, for packaging your homemade lotion. This homemade lotion recipe will be able to make about five of the 8 oz jars full of body cream. Since we are using our 2 oz jars, you should be able to create about twenty jars of finished product! Once you have set up the cosmetic jars that you want to use, you are ready to begin scooping your finished product into these jars. Once each of the cosmetic jars are filled, you are ready to add the domed lids to the top of each of your jars. 

Cucumber Mint Body Cream Recipe: Using Your Finished Product

Of course, you are officially ready to use your finished Cucumber Mint Body Cream Recipe! You can use your own homemade lotion immediately or begin preparing them for your customers. Regardless of what you are going to do with your homemade scented lotion, you will love the conditioning properties for your skin as well as the refreshing aroma of the fragrance oil.

Cucumber Mint Body Cream Recipe: Cucumber Mint Lemonade Recipe

If you enjoy the refreshing aroma of our Cucumber Mint aroma, then you may be interested in trying out the scrumptious Mint Cucumber Lemonade from A Saucy Kitchen. This delightful drink recipe uses only six ingredients will guide you through how to create a delightfully fresh homemade lemonade recipe. This delicious beverage recipe includes freshly squeezed lemons, fresh cucumber, mint leaves, and a touch of something sweet. Plus, you can even include sparkling water in this delightful homemade drink. So, you can create a delicious beverage that includes the same refreshing notes as our own lotion recipe!

Cucumber Mint Body Cream Recipe: Reach Out to UsCucumber Mint Body Cream Recipe: Reach Out to Us

We hope that you have enjoyed the fun and skin loving Cucumber Mint Body Cream Recipe. If you have any questions about this homemade lotion recipe, then feel free to reach out to us for advice on this diy lotion recipe. You can reach out to us on our HUG Line, on the NG store, and online. An easy way to reach out online is through our social media. You can find us on the Natures Garden Facebook. Also, you can use @ngscents to find us on Instagram and Twitter. If you are interested in sharing your homemade creations or your ideas, then feel free to share with us and other crafters on our social media! We wish you the best of luck with creating your homemade lotion recipe and we hope to hear from you soon!

Cucumber Mint Body Cream Recipe: A Note About Our Homemade Recipes and Herbs

Natures Garden is not responsible for the performance of any of the homemade recipes that are provided on our website. Testing the finished product is your own responsibility. If you plan to resell the Cucumber Mint Body Cream Recipe that we have provided you, it is your own responsibility to adhere to all of the FDA regulations. If there are any other ingredients listed in a recipe that Natures Garden does not sell, we cannot provide you with any advice on where to purchase the ingredients we don’t offer.

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

Winter Beauty Care Winter Beauty Care

Often, our skin will suffer during the harsh winter months. It’s not for a lack of trying, but it can be hard to keep up with your skin’s needs in tough winter weather. So, this time of year could leave your skin feeling dry, cracked, and utterly irritated. So, quality winter beauty care is essential for you to use during this harsh season to care for your skin. Of course, you can create homemade cosmetic recipes that include quality skin care ingredients. You will want to create conditioning cosmetics that will completely nourish and moisturize your skin.

Winter Beauty Care: Shimmering Snowdrops Lotion RecipeWinter Beauty Care: Shimmering Snowdrops Lotion Recipe

First, you can use the Shimmering Snowdrops Lotion Recipe to create a quality lotion for skin care. This thick, creamy lotion recipe uses our Natural Soy Body Butter Base, which includes fantastic cosmetic ingredients. Not only will this homemade lotion recipe care for your skin, but this cosmetic recipe includes a frosty, blue colorant and shimmering mica dust. Also, this scented recipe includes Natures Garden’s Frost & Snowdrops Fragrance Oil. This lovely scent has notes of romantic musk and sandalwood background and continues with an aroma of delicate winter flowers. So, this bath and body recipe is a fantastic blend of cosmetic oils and fresh fragrance oil notes that will create a wonderful lotion recipe for winter skin care.

Winter Beauty Care: Cocoa Dream Cream RecipeWinter Beauty Care: Cocoa Dream Cream Recipe

Additionally, you can create a luxurious body lotion recipe that will nourish your skin. Our Cocoa Dream Cream Recipe includes fantastic bath and body supplies that you will be sure to enjoy. This homemade lotion recipe includes luscious oils and butters that will nourish the body. Not only is this homemade bath and body recipe perfect for skin care, but this lotion recipe uses our Butter Brickle Fragrance Oil. This lovely fragrance oil has a creamy, buttery blend of almond and strong vanilla. Together this blend of lotion making supplies is perfect for creating a body butter that will nourish your skin.

Winter Beauty Care: Girly Girl Salve RecipeWinter Beauty Care: Girly Girl Salve Recipe

Also, you can create the lovely Girly Girl Salve Recipe to moisturize your entire body during the winter season. This body salve recipe uses a variety of luscious cosmetic supplies that are sure to care for your skin. This salve recipe includes cosmetic oils and luscious butters to create a fantastic recipe. Further, this bath and body recipe uses a refreshing and feminine fragrance. This lovely cosmetic recipe is scented with our Waterlily Fresh Mint Fragrance Oil. This refreshing scent uses a blend of delicate floral notes green nuances and hints of fresh mint. So, this bath and body recipe is perfect for nourishing your body and providing a cosmetic lovely aroma.

Winter Beauty Care: Winter Body Butter RecipeWinter Beauty Care: Winter Body Butter Recipe

Another great bath and body recipe that you can create is the Winter Body Butter Recipe. This luxurious body butter recipe uses both shea butter and coconut oil to create a luscious, skin-loving product. This thick and creamy cosmetic recipe is perfect for making skin care that is effective and perfect for this time of year. Plus, you can include one of our winter fragrance oils in this lovely lotion recipe. So, this lovely cosmetic recipe can be created to be both nourishing for your skin as well as wonderfully scented!

Winter Beauty Care: Creamy Cocoa Craziness Cold Process Soap RecipeWinter Beauty Care: Creamy Cocoa Craziness Cold Process Soap Recipe

Plus, you can create the Creamy Cocoa Craziness Cold Process Soap Recipe. This is another great cosmetic recipe that will care for dried out skin. Although you want to get clean, soap has a high potential of drying out your skin. So, you will absolutely want to use a soap recipe that includes luscious cosmetic ingredients, like coconut oil, olive oil,  and jojoba oil! Further, this cp soap recipe includes the Creamy Coconut Fragrance Oil, which has a lovely aroma of tropical fruit scents, creamy coconut, and sweet vanilla. So, this is the perfect soap recipe that has a lovely aroma and is conditioning for the skin.

Winter Beauty Care: Foaming Hibiscus Scrub RecipeWinter Beauty Care: Foaming Hibiscus Scrub Recipe

Also, you can create our Foaming Hibiscus Scrub Recipe to care for your skin. This homemade body scrub uses luscious cosmetic ingredients to create a quality skin care product. Of course, this scrub recipe uses luscious cosmetic oils and butters. Further, this scrub recipe uses cosmetic herbs that will nourish the skin and provide a natural colorant that is a lovely pink hue. The Hibiscus Flower Powder herb is perfect for nourishing the skin as the herb will even your skin tone, reduce acne, soften wrinkles, and soften the skin. Not only does this cosmetic recipe care for the skin, but this bath and body recipe is scented with our Hawaiian Sea Mist Fragrance Oil. This fragrance oil has delicious notes of orange, pineapple, peach and strawberry combined with floral nuances of hibiscus, jasmine and lavender. So, this bath and body recipe is perfect for nourishing your skin as well as providing a lovely, tropical aroma.

Winter Beauty Care: Calendula Bath Melts RecipeWinter Beauty Care: Calendula Bath Melts Recipe

Additionally, you can use the Calendula Bath Melts Recipe to moisturize your skin. You can use a few of these bath melts to nourish your skin as you take a relaxing bath. The cocoa butter and sunflower oil in this bath recipe will condition your skin. Further, this cosmetic recipe will soothe your body as you relax in the tub with the lovely calendula flowers herb. Also, this cosmetic bath and body recipe is scented with our Asian Pear and Lily Fragrance Oil. This fragrance has notes of Nashi Pear, Apple, and Leafy Greenery that are followed by middle notes of Jasmine, Lily of the Valley, and Rose Petals. These notes are all sitting on a base of Pear Nectar, Musk, and Peony Blossoms. So, this cosmetic recipe is a fantastic blend of nourishing oils and a lovely scent that you will be sure to enjoy!

Winter Beauty Care: Natural Facial Night Cream RecipeWinter Beauty Care: Natural Facial Night Cream Recipe

Of course, the sensitive skin on your face needs a skin care product that is moisturizing and gentle. Our Natural Facial Night Cream Recipe is a perfect way to moisturize your face without clogging your pores. This lotion making recipe uses luscious cosmetic oils that will perfectly moisturize your skin. Further, this homemade lotion recipe uses an infusion of wholesale calendula flowers. So, this lovely lotion recipe is gentle enough not to irritate your skin. Also, these cosmetic herbs are beneficial for reducing acne, inflammation, and promote healthy skin. All together these wholesale cosmetic ingredients will help you create the perfect homemade lotion recipe to care for your face.

Winter Beauty Care: Winter Wonderland Lip Balm RecipeWinter Beauty Care: Winter Wonderland Lip Balm Recipe

Another bath and body recipe that you can enjoy is our Winter Wonderland Lip Balm Recipe. Not only is your skin dried out in the winter, but your lips are sure to need some extra love and care. This lip balm recipe uses our luscious lip balm base, which includes nourishing cosmetic ingredients. Plus, our recipe for homemade lip balm uses shimmering mica dust to create a beautiful, sparkly appearance. Further, this lip balm includes all natural flavor that blends Peppermint Essential Oil and real white chocolate wafers. So, your winter lip care will be moisturizing as well as scrumptious!

Winter Beauty Care: Natural Sugar Lip Scrub RecipeWinter Beauty Care: Natural Sugar Lip Scrub Recipe

Not only is lip balm fantastic for lip care, but you can also use a lip scrub to provide even more benefits. Our Natural Sugar Lip Scrub Recipe includes both cosmetic ingredients that are nourishing as well as exfoliating. First, this lip scrub recipe will exfoliate any dead skin from your lips. Next, this lip balm recipe will nourish your lips with lip balm base as well as cosmetic oils. Also, this lip recipe includes the scrumptious lip balm flavor of our Blue Raspberry Slushie Flavoring. This blend of quality lip balm supplies is perfect for creating a lip balm that is moisturizing and exfoliating with a scrumptious flavor.

Winter Beauty Care: Snowball Soap RecipeWinter Beauty Care: Snowball Soap Recipe

Another fantastic bath and body recipe that you can include with your winter beauty care is the Snowball Soap Recipe. This skin loving soap recipe uses our nourishing melt and pour soap base to create a fantastic skin care recipe. Further, this soap recipe includes our lovely whipped soap base to care for the skin and provide a fluffy white topping. Not only is this soap perfect for skin care, but this mp soap base can be used to make snowflakes and snowballs out of soap. Plus, this batch of soap is naturally scented with our Peppermint Essential Oil and Lavandin Essential Oil. This provides you with a fantastic cosmetic recipe that will moisturize and cleanse the skin with a lovely scent.

Winter Beauty Care: Glamour Girl Lotion RecipeWinter Beauty Care: Glamour Girl Lotion Recipe

If you want a glamorous scented lotion that will care for your skin, then our Glamour Girl Lotion Recipe is perfect for you! First of all, this lovely lotion recipe uses a variety of luxurious cosmetic ingredients that will soak deep into the skin to provide moisture. Not only does this homemade lotion recipe condition your skin, but this lotion recipe is scented as well. This homemade lotion recipe uses the sexy and sophisticated aroma of our Couture Hotness Fragrance Oil to create a fantastic bath and body recipe. This scented lotion has notes of raspberry and bergamot and middle notes of magnolia and jasmine. Finally, this fragrance has base notes of white musk and vetiver. This blend of lotion making supplies will provide you with fantastic bath and body product for women that will care for the skin.

Winter Beauty Care: Pampered Foot Scrub RecipeWinter Beauty Care: Pampered Foot Scrub Recipe

Another great bath and body recipe that you can create is our Pampered Foot Scrub Recipe. Our homemade scrub recipe uses deeply conditioning oils, like our olive oil, to create a fantastic body recipe. Further, this bath and body recipe includes the poppy seed herb to exfoliate the dead skin on your feet. Plus, the orange peel powder and the aloe vera leaf powder will kill microbes and nourish the skin. This blend of cosmetic oils and herbs is perfect for nourishing the generally rougher skin on the feet. Also, this body scrub recipe is scented with the lovely Tangerine Dreams Fragrance Oil. This scrumptious fragrance has notes of juicy tangerines, sweet vanilla, and fresh greenery. Thus, you can create a lovely body recipe that is conditioning and has a lovely citrus aroma.

Winter Beauty Care: Further Skin Care Tips

Nobody wants to suffer through rough, dried out skin, but it can be hard to protect your skin in the winter months. Of course, lotions and body butters are crucial for winter beauty care. But, there are a few more things that you can be doing to help out your skin. Not only is it super important to moisturize your skin in this harsh winter weather, but there are a few more things that you can do to care for your skin. These various skin care tips are perfect for improving your skincare routine. Just combine some skin-loving moisturizers with these 12 Tips to Keep Skin Soft and Glowing In Winter from Be Well to have skin that stays soft all winter long.

Winter Beauty Care: Reach Out to UsWinter Beauty Care: Reach Out to Us

We hope that you enjoy all of these bath and body recipes as your own winter skin care products. If you have any other questions about these homemade cosmetic recipes, then you can feel free to reach out to us at Natures Garden. As always, we are available to talk to you in the store, on our HUG Line, and online. If you want to reach out to us online, we would recommend that you use one of our social media platforms. You can find us on the Natures Garden Facebook page. Also, you can use the handle @ngscents to find us on both Instagram and Twitter. We hope that you have fun creating your skin care products!

Oct
22

Shimmering Lotion Recipe


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Shimmering Lotion RecipeShimmering Lotion Recipe

The shimmering lotion recipe is an easy lotion recipe to create that really has it all! This recipe is perfect for anyone that loves the beauty of winter but need a bit of conditioning for the season. First of all, this pretty lotion recipe uses gorgeous mica powder and a pretty blue color that is reminiscent of gorgeous. glistening snowflakes. Plus, this scented lotion uses the lovely aroma of our Frost and Snowdrops Fragrance Oil. Further, this bath and body recipe uses the moisturizing power of our body butter lotion base. So, our shimmering snowdrops lotion recipe is a great cosmetic recipe that will be perfect for conditioning your skin this winter.

Shimmering Lotion Recipe: Ingredients Available from Natures Garden

Natural Soy Body Butter Base
Frost and Snowdrops Fragrance Oil
Diamond Dust Mica Pigment
8 oz. Clear PET Jars
White Dome Lid 70/400
Disposable Pipettes
Candy Thermometer
Da Bomb Soap Dye- Blue

Shimmering Lotion Recipe: Other Needed Equipment

Mixing Bowls
Mixing Spoon
Teaspoon
Distilled Water
Stick Blender
Scale

Shimmering Lotion Recipe: Total Weights and Amounts

4 ounces of the Soy Body Butter Multi-Base Lotion
7.5 ounces of the Distilled Water
9 milliliters of the Frost and Snowdrops Fragrance Oil
2 teaspoons of the Diamond Dust Mica Pigment
4 drops of the Blue Da Bomb Liquid Soap Dye

Shimmering Lotion Recipe: Clean and Prepare

Before you begin creating your own scented lotion recipe, you may want to make a few preparations. First, you will want to gather your supplies for creating this recipe. Although this recipe doesn’t have very many ingredients, it can be useful to collect what you need before making your bath and body product. Also, prepare your equipment to make sure this process goes smoothly. Further, make sure that your equipment is all clean prior to starting to make your lotion recipe. Next, you will want to prepare an area that you can use to work on your cosmetic recipe. After you have made these preparations, you should be ready to work!

Shimmering Lotion Recipe: Sanitizing the Water

Now that you have created your double boiler you are ready to sanitize and prepare your water. First, you will need to make sure that you have enough water to make your lotion. So, you will need at least seven and a half ounces of water. However, we would recommend that you add some extra water to your pot to ensure that you have enough water remaining after some of the water evaporates. You will need to heat the water to at least 185 degrees Fahrenheit.  Once you have your water at the proper temperature keep the water at this temperature for at a minimum of five minutes. Now that your water is sanitized, you are ready to create your scented lotion recipe!

Shimmering Lotion Recipe: Cooling Your Sanitized Water

Now that any bacteria that may have been living in the water has been killed off, you can use this water to create this cosmetic lotion recipe. Although you needed to heat the water to sanitize it, you will need to cool the water before you can use it. Otherwise, the boiling hot water could potentially break down the lotion base, which would ruin the ingredients in the multi base. So, you will need to wait for your water’s temperature to drop to about 100 degrees Fahrenheit. While you wait for the temperature to lower to the proper temperature you can prepare some of your other cosmetic ingredients.

Shimmering Lotion Recipe: Measuring the Fragrance OilShimmering Lotion Recipe: Measuring the Fragrance Oil

First, you can measure out the fragrance for you scented lotion recipe. So, grab and medium mixing bowl and some disposable pipettes. Since our disposable pipettes have measurements along the side, you can use one of these pipettes to measure out 9 milliliters of the Frost and Snowdrops Fragrance Oil. You will love the romantic aroma of this fragrance oil in your lotion recipe. This scent begins with top notes of refreshing winter air that are followed by the aroma of sweet winter flowers. Finally, this fragrance has base notes of iced musk, vanilla, and sandalwood. So, this is a fantastic ingredient that you can add to this lovely bath and body recipe.

Shimmering Lotion Recipe: Adding the Lotion Multi BaseShimmering Lotion Recipe: Adding the Lotion Multi Base

Next, you will need to add the lotion base to your medium mixing bowl. You can gram scale to measure out four ounces of this lotion base. This base contains all the cosmetic oils and butters that you will need to nourish your skin. Further, this mulit base lotion contains a preservative as well. So, this premade mixture has all the cosmetic ingredients that you need to make a great homemade lotion!

Shimmering Lotion Recipe: Multi Base for Making LotionShimmering Lotion Recipe: Multi Base for Making Lotion

If you are interested in learning a bit more about what is in our natural soy butter, then check out some of the cosmetic ingredients. First, this lotion bases contains sunflower oil, soya oil, vegetable glycerin, tocopherol (vitamin E), meadowfoam oil, jojoba oil, soya milk, aloe vera,  and vitamin C. These ingredients are included to nourish and care for the skin in various ways. Not only does this base nourish the skin, but it provides light texture and doesn’t leave behind a greasy feel. Further, this lotion base includes Germall Plus, which acts as a preservative. We include up to 1% of this preservative in our formulations. Although you can use up to 5% of this preservative safely, you can use 0.1 to 0.2 percent of Germall Plus to effectively preserve your lotion.

Shimmering Lotion Recipe: Adding the Sanitized WaterShimmering Lotion Recipe: Adding the Sanitized Water

Now that your water has cooled, you are ready to add it to the lotion base. If you didn’t wait for the water to cool down properly, you could’ve potentially ruined the lotion base. This could occur because a multi base can start to break down once it gets too hot. So, you can retrieve your medium mixing bowl to add the sanitized water. Now, use your scale to measure out seven and a half ounces of water. Although your water won’t be scorching hot, it should still be warm enough, at one hundred degrees Fahrenheit, to melt the lotion base as the lotion making ingredients are mixed together.

Shimmering Lotion Recipe: Mixing the Cosmetic Ingredients TogetherShimmering Lotion Recipe: Mixing the Cosmetic Ingredients Together

Next, we are going to emulsify these three cosmetic ingredients to create our scented lotion. So, you will need to use a stick blender to mix these ingredients thoroughly. Once all of your ingredients have been blended together fully, you will be finished with the mixer. Although your mix of cosmetic ingredients will be a bit thin at this point, the scented bath and body recipe will thicken as this the ingredients cool. Since we have a few more ingredients to add, your lotion should be ready to scoop into the wholesale cosmetic jars once everything has been combined.

Shimmering Lotion Recipe: Adding the Mica DustShimmering Lotion Recipe: Adding the Mica Dust

Finally, you are ready to add the shimmer and shine to your scented lotion. So, you can use a measuring spoon to add two teaspoons of the diamond dust mica powder to your lotion mixture. Once you have added this cosmetic ingredient, you will need to thoroughly mix this ingredient into your scented lotion recipe. This will leave you with a finished product that glistens like sunlight off the fresh blanket of powdery snow!

Shimmering Lotion Recipe: Coloring the LotionShimmering Lotion Recipe: Coloring the Lotion

Next, you are going to add the lovely coloring to your scented lotion recipe. So, you will need to be adding a cosmetic colorant to your mixture of cosmetic supplies. This will turn the color of your homemade lotion recipe to a beautiful, light blue hue. In order to get the right shade of blue, you will need to add just four drops of our Blue Da Bomb soap dye to your cosmetic mixture. After you have included this wonderful dye, you will need to mix this cosmetic ingredient into your recipe until you have reached the perfect frosty blue color for this magical winter season.

Shimmering Lotion Recipe: Packaging Your Finished ProductShimmering Lotion Recipe: Packaging Your Finished Product

Now that all of the lotion making ingredients have been combined, you are ready to start packaging your finished product. However, you may need to wait a bit longer for your lotion mixture to cool. You will know that the lotion is ready to transfer when it gets thickens and the temperature of the lotion is at room temperature. At this point, you can either pour or scoop the lotion mixture into your cosmetic jars. After pouring your mixture, you will find that you will be able to fill two of our eight ounce jars. The very last step is putting the lids on your filled jars. So, now you can either store your finished lotion or start using it to nourish your skin!

Shimmering Lotion Recipe: Using Your Finished Product

Finally, your scented lotion is ready for you to use and enjoy! Of course, this cosmetic lotion recipe is perfect for nourishing dry, chapped, or even irritated skin. So, this lovely recipe is perfect for making your skin soft and moisturized. This makes the shimmering lotion a perfect choice for skin care during the harsh winter months. Not only is this lotion a great recipe to condition your skin, but this scented lotion has a beautiful shimmer. This lovely scented has a beautiful shine that is absolutely gorgeous!

Shimmering Lotion Recipe: More Fun Things to Do This Winter

Creating our Shimmering Lotion Recipe is a great way to spend some time this winter. If you are interested in finding something fun to do in the winter months. then you may want to try out the Stunning Sparkly Icicle Craft. This fun craft from Kids Craft Room has quite a few things in common with our lovely lotion recipe. Both of these recipes are fun and easy to create as well as perfect for creating in the winter time. Most importantly, both of these craft recipes are beautiful and shiny! Plus, you can use this fun icicle craft to decorate your Christmas tree!

Also, you can use the Winter Bucket List: 20 Fun Things to Do from the Bucket List Journey to find something more adventurous or a fun family activity to do this winter. First of all, you can try going ice fishing, driving a snowmobile, or even doing the Polar Bear Plunge for a good cause. Also, you can try making a gingerbread house, going on a sleigh ride, or enjoying Christmas lights. Truly, there are so many different ways that you can enjoy this lovely winter season. If you are interested in looking for even more fun activities for the winter, then check out this blog as there are many more ideas for spending this time well!

Shimmering Lotion Recipe: Ask Us Your QuestionsShimmering Lotion Recipe: Ask Us Your Questions

We hope that you have enjoyed creating this lovely scented lotion recipe. If you have any questions about making this bath and body recipe or any other free recipes and classes, then you can reach out to us! Of course, you can always talk to us in the Natures Garden store and on the phone HUG line. Also, you can reach out to us online. First, you can talk to us on our Facebook page. Further, you can use @ngscents to find us on Instagram and Twitter. Not only can you use these platforms to ask questions, but you can talk to other craft makers. Additionally, you can share your own recipes, opinions, and ideas on our social media platforms. We hope that you enjoy making your cosmetic recipes and that we hear from you sometime soon!

Shimmering Lotion Recipe: Note About Our Formulations

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

Oct
18

What is Oat Straw?


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What is Oat Straw?What is Oat Straw?

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

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

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

What is Oat Straw?: Harvesting Oat Straw

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

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

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

What is Oat Straw?: Industrial Uses

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

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

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

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

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

What is Oat Straw?: Medicinal Benefits

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

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

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

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

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

What is Oat Straw?: Bath and Body Benefits

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

What is Oat Straw?: A Note About Our Herbs

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

Jul
02

How Do You Make Scented Lotion?


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How Do You Make Scented Lotion?How Do You Make Scented Lotion?

We have had a few of our customers asking the following question: How do you make scented lotion? So, we thought that describing the purpose of our wholesale lotion ingredients would help everyone understand what goes into making scented lotion. While some ingredients are optional, others are crucial for the functionality of your recipe. So, let’s lets talk about your lotion making supplies and see what you need for a homemade lotion recipe!

How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Easy DIY Lotion Recipes

First, we will talk about pre-made lotion bases.  These bases are perfect for beginners.  These easy to use, natural bases, are a wonderful way to start your lotion making journey.  Simply add water to the base until you have the consistency you are looking for.  Of course, you can always add scent and color as well.

How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Natural Goat's Milk Multi Base LotionHow Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Natural Goat’s Milk Multi Base Lotion

You can use the Natural Goat’s Milk Multi Base Lotion to easily create homemade lotions that are skin-loving and pH balanced. Also, you can create different kinds of lotion, which includes thick creams, light lotion, and even moisturizing body spray.

How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Yogurt Multi Base LotionHow Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Yogurt Multi Base Lotion

Additionally, you can use Yogurt Multi Base Lotion to create some easy homemade lotion. This lotion base  has many of the same qualities as the goat milk lotion base, as it is skin loving and has a balanced pH. So, both are great choices for homemade lotions.

How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Soy Body Butter

Finally,the all natural soy body butter base that can also be used to make a variety of body products.  You can use this base to create a body butter.  This base can also be used to create a body spray.  The product you create will be determined by the amount of distilled water that you add.

How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: How to Make Lotion from Scratch

How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Emulsifiers

One of the most important parts of making lotion is the emulsifier. This is the ingredient that keeps everything together because the oils and water that are being mixed would separate otherwise. Since oils are non-polar, they only want to mix with other non-polar substances. But, we want these non-polar oils to mix with polar water. Similarly, polar water only wants to mix with other polar things. So, we need an ingredient that has both polar and non-polar parts, which is what we call an emulsifier! As you can see this single ingredient is quite crucial.

How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: BTMS 25 EmulsifierHow Do You Make Scented Lotion?: BTMS 25 Emulsifier

The BTMS 25 Emulsifier is a natural emulsifier that is conditioning for the skin, too. So, this ingredient will hold everything together and care for your skin. In fact, this will leave your skin with a soft and powdery feeling.

How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: BTMS 25 EmulsifierHow Do You Make Scented Lotion?: EMULSIFYING Wax NF- Traditional

Next, we have our Traditional EMULSIFYING Wax NF. Just as an emulsifier should, this cosmetic ingredient will hold your oils and water together in a homogeneous mixture. Plus, it is low odor, very stable, and can be effectively used in low concentrations.

How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Silky EMULSIFYING Wax

Also, you can use the Silky Emulsifying Wax, which is plant based and created to blend difficult mixtures. So, this emulsifier will be effective at holding all your ingredients together and is highly stable. Plus, it is low odor.

How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Moisturizing Oils and Butters
How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Apricot Kernel OilHow Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Apricot Kernel Oil

Apricot Kernel Oil is a great ingredient to include in home made lotions. This oil is light and absorbs nicely into the skin. So, it would be perfect for creating light lotion formulations or for including in a recipe with thicker oils to ensure that the recipe starts working fast!

How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Argan OilHow Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Argan Oil

Another great cosmetic oil for lotion is Argan Oil. This oil will easily sink down into the skin and is light enough on the surface to allow the skin to breathe. Further, this oil is often used in acne fighting lotion formulations. So, this would be a great choice to include in face lotion recipes.

How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Avocado OilHow Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Avocado Oil

Next, we have Avocado Oil, which is a great choice for creating thicker creams. This oil is heavier and can take a bit more time to sink into the skin. But, it is perfect to combine with oils that absorb faster in a thick cream. This will ensure that dry skin is fully nourished.

How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Castor Oil How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Castor Oil

Also, you can use Castor Oil in your homemade lotions. This oil is perfect for creating thick creams that are very moisturizing. Since this oil is a humectant, it will pull moisture to your skin and will heal dry, damaged skin.

How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Cocoa Butter How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Cocoa Butter

Another option for lotion making is our Cocoa Butter Deodorized. This is a hard butter that is perfect for making luxurious products.  Also, you could use Cocoa Butter Golden Natural, which has all the same properties and has a chocolate-like aroma.

How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Coconut OilHow Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is another choice for creating quality lotions at home. The Coconut Oil 76  has a melt point at 75 degrees, while Fractionated Coconut Oil is liquid at room temperature. However, both oils are skin loving ingredients that are non-greasy and perfect for lotions.

How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Grapeseed OilHow Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Grapeseed Oil

Also, you can use Grapeseed Oil in your homemade formulations, as it is high in antioxidants. So, this oil is great at keeping your skin looking healthy and young. Since this oil is light, it can be used in facial creams or in homemade anti-aging creams.

How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Jojoba OilHow Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Jojoba Oil

Next, we have a luxury oil that is wonderful for skin care. Jojoba Oil is a liquid wax that has amazing absorption and moisturizing properties. Plus, this high quality oil has a very long shelf life of 1-2 years!

How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: LanolinHow Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Lanolin

If you are looking to create a thick lotion, then solid Lanolin or Lanolin Oil may be a good idea. Solid lanolin is easily absorbed into the skin for dry skin and can even be used to protect burns. Also, you can use lanolin oil as it has the same properties but is in a liquid form.

How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Macadamia Nut OilHow Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Macadamia Nut Oil

If you want a quality lotion that isn’t greasy, then Macadamia Nut Oil is a good choice! This cosmetic oil will nourish the skin to reduce signs of aging. Plus, this oil will sink into your skin to moisturize without leaving a greasy feeling on your skin.

How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Mango Butter How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Mango Butter

Another great choice is Mango Butter, which is a lovely luxury oil. This oil is thought to reduce wrinkles as well as moisturize the skin. So, your skin will feel soft and look healthy!

How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Meadowfoam Seed OilHow Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Meadowfoam Seed Oil

Another great oil that will sink into the skin is Meadowfoam Seed Oil. This oil is able to sink down to repair dry and damaged skin. So, the oil won’t leave your skin feeling oily but it will provide all the nutrients your skin needs.

How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Pumpkin Seed OilHow Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Pumpkin Seed Oil

Next, you can check out Pumpkin Seed Oil. This cosmetic oil is full of skin loving nutrients, like fatty acids and vitamins. Plus, this oil will sink into the skin and won’t leave a greasy feeling on your skin.  So, this oil is able to sink in to help repair damaged skin.

 

How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Rice Bran OilHow Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Rice Bran Oil

Another great oil to include is the Rice Bran Oil. This cosmetic oil is a great replacement for olive oil, as this has many of the same skin-loving properties.

 

How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Safflower OilHow Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Safflower Oil

Also, Safflower Oil is perfect to add to your lotion making supplies, as it is high in Oleic acid. This means that this oil is nourishing and will help replenish healthy skin.

How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Sesame Seed OilHow Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Sesame Seed Oil

Another great oil is the Sesame Seed Oil, which is light and high in nourishment. These nourishing vitamins and antioxidants are perfect for creating a lotion that will sink into the skin and care for it.

How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Shea ButterHow Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Shea Butter

Next, we have a butter that is moisturizing and nourishing for the skin. Both Shea Butter and Shea Butter Unrefined are perfect for lotion making. The only difference between the two is that unrefined has a slightly yellow color.

How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Sunflower Oil How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Sunflower Oil

Another skin loving oil is our Sunflower Oil. This cosmetic ingredient is high in Oleic acid and is great for skin care. This oil will nourish the skin and create a gorgeous lotion recipe.

How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Sweet Almond Oil

Another great oil for lotions is the Sweet Almond Oil. This lovely cosmetic oil is light and perfect for all kinds of lotions. Plus, it sinks into the skin easily and won’t feel leave you feeling greasy.

How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Vitamin E OilHow Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Vitamin E Oil

Lastly, we have Vitamin E Oil. This ingredient is great for the skin and your products. Due to the antioxidant properties, this cosmetic ingredient can reduce the amount of oxidation in products and reduce oxidation of the skin!

How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Thickeners

Another important ingredient for home made lotion making is the thickener. While some recipes will be just fine without one, others really need a thickener. But, it is all about the consistency that you prefer. If you are looking to make a butter or cream, then you will want something thicker. Or, your batch may just light lotion that doesn’t require a thickener like stearic acid or sodium lactate. It is all dependent upon the type of lotion you are creating.

How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Stearic AcidHow Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Stearic Acid

Since Stearic Acid is a thickener, it can be used in lotions to create a more creamy, luxurious lotion. This is useful for recipes that are nearly perfect but are a little too runny. We recommend that you add no more than 3% of this ingredient in your overall recipe.

How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Sodium Lactate

Instead, you could use Sodium Lactate in your lotion recipes. This ingredient can be used to help thicken your handmade lotions too. Additionally, this cosmetic ingredient can be used to regulate the pH of your product. In addition it is a humactant, so it helps moisturize your skin. Depending on your needs you may prefer one these over the other.

How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Skin Loving Ingredients

Also, there are some other ingredients that you can include to increase the quality of your lotion. While oils and butters are fantastic for skin care, there are some ingredients that you can include that have some effective properties that a regular lotion won’t have. So, you can combine one of these cosmetic ingredients with your butters and oils to create the perfect lotion recipe that will nourish and moisturize your skin!

How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Vegetable GlycerinHow Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Vegetable Glycerin

You can use Vegetable Glycerin in your recipes to add some extra moisture to your skin. This ingredient is clear, odorless, and has a syrup consistency. Plus, it is soluble in water. This cosmetic ingredient is added to lotions because it is a humectant, which means it will draw moisture to it for your skin.

How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Scenting Your Lotion

While you can make unscented lotions that are effective for skin care, there are so many wonderful scents that you can add to your effective lotion recipes. All these scent oils do is take an amazing lotion and make even better!

How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Fragrance Oil UsageHow Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Fragrance Oils

Fragrance oils are great, but you can’t use whatever amount you want. In fact, each fragrance can only be used in a certain amount to be considered body safe. The highest amount we will ever recommend will be 5%, but the IFRA sheet may allow more depending on the scent. However, there are some scents that may use less than 5%. You can find out the usage rate for each scent on its fragrance page. You can find all of our fragrance oil options on the Fragrance Oils page of the website.

How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Essential OilsHow Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Essential Oils

Also, you can use Natures Garden Essential Oils to scent your homemade lotion recipes. These simple notes are a perfect way to add some natural scent to your recipes. Plus, you can blend some of these natural oils to create a more complex scented lotion recipe.

How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Flavoring OilsHow Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Flavoring Oils

Another fantastic way to scent your lotion recipes is our Flavoring Oils. This option not only smells delicious, but it tastes great too! This is perfect for making massage lotions, but is just as wonderful in regular lotions, too.

 

How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Preserving Your Lotion

How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Optiphen PreservativeHow Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Optiphen Preservative

Another important ingredient for homemade lotion is Optiphen Preservative. This will allow you to keep your lotion for longer, as it will kill germs and prevent bacteria growth. So, this is crucial for anyone selling or storing their product. But, anyone using this for their own products will still benefit as this ingredient will expand the lifespan of your product. While you can add this to your lotion recipes made from scratch, Germall Plus is already in the multi lotion base lotion and soy body butter. So, you do not need to add a preservative to the pre-made lotion bases.

How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Packaging Ideas for Lotion

We have a variety of product packaging supplies that you can use to package your scented lotion. Not only will these keep your recipes fresh and convenient to use, but they are essential for making recipes that look official. So, anyone creating lotion to sell should look into some quality packaging.

How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Jars and TinsHow Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Jars and Tins

First, you can use either Plastic Jars or Metal Tins. Both of these packaging supplies are great options for your lotions, especially thicker creams or body butters. All you have to do is scoop out your finished product as it is needed and you are all set!

How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Bottles and Lotion PumpsHow Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Bottles and Lotion Pumps

Also, you can lotion pumps with your plastic bottles to package lotions that are thinner or more liquid. This will allow you to conveniently use a pump to dispense your scented lotion. The 24/410  lotion pumps will fit with the 16 oz Bullet Bottles, 8 oz Bullet Bottles, 8 oz Boston Round Bottles, and 8 oz. Cosmo Bottles.

https://www.naturesgardencandles.com/deodorant-stick-containersHow Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Lotion Bar Containers

Another option that you have for packaging your lotion is lotion bar containers. These are perfect for creating homemade solid lotion recipes. These lotion recipes are great for moisturizing on the go!

 

How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: History of Body Cream

Simple body creams started out thousands of years ago with ingredients like animal fat or certain oils. There are a few civilizations, like Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans that created their own lotion recipes. Further, the bible even mentions lotions made of olive oil and spices. As time progressed, ingredients have changed to things like petroleum jelly, mineral oil, and various vegetable oils. If you want to learn more, then check out more in the History of Body Cream article on Leaf.

How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Talk to UsHow Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Talk to Us

We hope that you learned something that you can use to create your very own lotion recipes. While there can be a lot to consider, formulating is easier when all the ingredient’s functions are explained. If you have any more questions about making lotion, then talk to us! An easy way to reach us on social media, which would include Facebook, Instagram (@ngscents), and Twitter (@ngscents).

Apr
30

Shimmering Bronzer Lotion Recipe


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Shimmering Bronzer Lotion RecipeShimmering Bronzer Lotion Recipe

While gorgeous, sun-kissed skin is sought after by so many of us, it can be dangerous trying to get your skin the perfect color. If you frequent tanning beds or lay out in the sun for too long, then you’re putting your skin at a higher risk of skin cancer. This is due to the excess exposure to the UV light, which is why too much sun can actually become a bad thing. Plus, there are some people that just can’t ever tan. Personally, I fall into this category. No matter how much sun I get, I never can tan. My skin goes from pale, sunburnt, and right back to pale. So frustrating! But, a good bronzing lotion can be a used as a perfect solution to both these problems. These lotions help provide a light, golden color without any damaging UV light. So, we at Natures Garden decided to create the Shimmering Bronzer Lotion Recipe.

This lotion recipe uses cocoa power to provide a natural colorant to create a perfect color for the recipe. This herb is a perfect colorant for a bronzer, as the cocoa powder is a shade that doesn’t leave you looking orange. Furthermore, this homemade bronzing lotion has all the skin nourishing benefits of regular lotion recipes. So, this lotion will give you will have golden, beautiful skin that is moisturized, glowing, and heathy.

Shimmering Bronzer Lotion Recipe: Ingredients Available at Natures Garden

Goat’s Milk Multi Base Lotion
NG Copper Hue Suntan Lotion Fragrance Oil
Organic Cocoa Powder
24k Gold Mica Pigment
8 ounce Clear Bullet Bottle
White Lotion Pump 24/410
Candy Thermometer

Shimmering Bronzer Lotion Recipe: Other Ingredients You’ll Need

Mixing Bowls
Mixing Spoon or Spatula
Stove Pot
Distilled Water
Gallon Size Ziploc Bag
Stick Blender

Shimmering Bronzer Lotion Recipe: Weights and Amounts of Ingredients

16 ounces Goat’s Milk Multi-Base Lotion
48 ounces Distilled Water
1.92 ounces NG Copper Hue Suntan Lotion Fragrance Oil
3 teaspoons 24 K Gold Mica Pigment
5 teaspoons Organic Cocoa Powdered

Shimmering Bronzer Lotion Recipe: NG Copper Hue Suntan Lotion Fragrance OilShimmering Bronzer Lotion Recipe: NG Copper Hue Suntan Lotion Fragrance Oil

Our wonderful homemade lotion recipe is easy to create and smells great thanks to this wonderful fragrance oil. NG Copper Hue Suntan Lotion fragrance oil by Natures Garden smells similar to a popular suntan lotion.  If you like the smell of Coppertone suntan lotion, this fragrance oil will make you very happy!  This fragrance is a wonderful arrangement of green herbs, jasmine, rose, lavender, and lilac.  This fragrance oil is a summer favorite here at Natures Garden!

Shimmering Bronzer Lotion Recipe: Preparing Your Equipment and Work Space

Before you begin creating your homemade lotion recipe, there are a few things that you may want to do to prepare. These preparations will make the process easier and even make it quicker. First, you will want to clean your equipment and supplies for this recipe, which makes sure that everything is ready for you to use. Also, you may want to clean and wipe down your work space. This will make sure that you have enough room to work on your lotion. Also, we suggest that you wear a pair of gloves, an apron, a face mask, and a hair net while preparing this recipe. After everything is clean and ready, its time to start creating this lovely lotion recipe.

Shimmering Bronzer Lotion Recipe: Preparing the Water

First, you are going to want to prepare the water for your lotion recipe. So, you will need to add some distilled water to your stove pot. You are going to need to boil the water to kill bacteria and make sure your lotion is as clean as possible. After your water is heated, you are going to need 48 ounces. So, make sure that you have more than this amount in your stove pot, as the some of the water will evaporate during the heating process.

Now, you will need to heat your water to at least 185 degrees Fahrenheit. After the water reaches this temperature, you will want to make sure the water holds this temperature for at least five minutes. Once this amount of time has passed, you can remove the pot of water from the heat source. You will need to measure 48 ounces of the water into one of your mixing bowls. At this point, you are going to want your measured water to cool a bit. After your water has cooled you can move on to the next step.

Shimmering Bronzer Lotion Recipe: Cooling the Water

Next, we are going to mix the water with the Goat’s Milk Multi-Base Lotion. Before you go to start mixing these ingredients, you need to make sure that your water is at the right temperature. First, you need to let your water cool down. While we needed to boil the water to sterilize it, we can’t immediately use the hot water in this mixture. If we use this hot water with our lotion base, then we are likely going to break down the base. So, you are going to need to cool your water to about 100 degrees Fahrenheit before you can combine this with the base.

Shimmering Bronzer Lotion Recipe: Combining the Water and Lotion BaseShimmering Bronzer Lotion Recipe: Combining the Water and Lotion Base

Now that your water has cooled to the right temperature you are ready to add the goat milk lotion base to the water. So, weigh 16 ounces of the Goat’s Milk Multi-Base Lotion and add it to your previously measured 48 ounces of water. After you combine these two ingredients you are going to mix them well. You will need to use your stick blender to emulsify these two ingredients together. So, you will want to continue mixing until all the water has been incorporated. If you are wondering when your mixture is finished, then know that you will be able to tell that you are done when the mixture looks like lotion.

Shimmering Bronzer Lotion Recipe: Adding the Natural BronzerShimmering Bronzer Lotion Recipe: Adding the Natural Bronzer

Now that your homemade lotion has been made, we are ready to add the color to your recipe. I added this at the same time as my water,  You can add it before the water or after, the choice is totally yours.  While this lotion won’t help you get a tan, it is perfect for adding a bit of color to your skin while you moisturize. For this homemade lotion recipe we are using organic cocoa powder to create a natural color for this lotion. So, take 5 teaspoons of the Organic Cocoa Powder and add it to your lotion base mixture. After the cocoa powder has been measured and added to your mixture, you need to mix thoroughly. You will need to make sure to break up any clumps of the herb. Breaking these clumps will ensure that the color is distributed evenly throughout the entire mixture. It may be helpful to use the stick blender again to mix this all together. This will leave your lotion with a light, bronzing pigment that is beautiful and naturally colored.

Shimmering Bronzer Lotion Recipe: Adding the Fragrance OilShimmering Bronzer Lotion Recipe: Adding the Fragrance Oil

Next, you are going to want to add the scented oil into your bronzing lotion. This ingredient takes your gorgeous and nourishing lotion and brings it up a notch. So, you are going to measure 1.92 ounces of the NG Copper Hue Suntan Lotion Fragrance Oil. You can either weigh this amount in a small bowl or directly into the lotion mixture. Then, you will want to combine the scented oil with your lotion and mix well. Once all of your fragrance oil has been thoroughly included into the lotion mixture. After everything is mixed together you are ready to move on to the next step.

Shimmering Bronzer Lotion Recipe: Adding the Shimmer and SparkleShimmering Bronzer Lotion Recipe: Adding the Shimmer and Sparkle

We can’t forget about adding all the shimmer and shine! Our last ingredient for this recipe is going to be the gorgeous 24 K Gold Mica Pigment. This ingredient is going to enhance the gold hue of the natural colorant and leave you sparkling. So, let’s get started! You will need to take three teaspoons of the gold mica pigment and add it to your lotion. Then, make sure that you thoroughly mix the mica into your lotion recipe. After all the sparkle and shine has been completely incorporated, your lotion will be ready to use. If you feel like you need a bit more glam, then you can try adding a bit more mica. However, our recipe has a great amount of shine. So, you should have enough glam for your pretty bronzing lotion.

Shimmering Bronzer Lotion Recipe: Packaging You Finished Product

Next, you are going to bottle up your finished homemade bronzer lotion. Since it would be difficult to pour your lotion directly into a bottle from the mixing bowl, we are going to take a different approach to packaging. First off you are going to need to transfer all of your lotion into the gallon Ziplock bag. You can use your mixing spoon or spatula to transfer everything into the Ziplock. After, you are going to seal the bag and use a pair of scissors to cut a small piece off the corner of the bag. However, you may want to set up your 8 oz bullet bottle before cutting the bag. Now can use your Ziplock bag to neatly and quickly fill your bottles. Once you have filled all your clear bullet bottles you can screw the 24/410 lotion pump onto your bottles

Shimmering Bronzer Lotion Recipe: Using Your Finished Product

Finally, your diy bronzer lotion is complete and ready to use! You can perfectly use this lotion to add a bit of color and shimmer to your skin. You will be able to use this delightful cosmetic lotion to add a bronzing glow to your skin. Just remember that this lotion isn’t meant for helping tan, but just adds some color and nourishes your skin. While the lotion is perfect for adding some color to your skin, the appearance isn’t the only benefit that you can get from this lotion base recipe. Our effective lotion base recipe uses wonderful, skin-loving ingredients that create a great lotion recipe. This Lotion Multi-Base uses vitamins and luxurious cosmetic oils. You are sure to love this homemade cosmetic lotion recipe!

Shimmering Bronzer Lotion Recipe: Standards of Beauty Through Time

While it may seem like the standard of beauty that we all know of today is obvious and permanent, there are other ideas on what is beautiful is different through time and in different cultures. I’ve always found it interesting to learn about all the changes in preferences for make up, fashion, and body type. Some ideas of ideal beauty from times and places are even considered unattractive today and vice versa. For example, in the Elizabethan Era pale skin was considered ideal and women would use a white powder, ceruse, to make themselves look paler. So, the idea of tanning or using bronzing lotion would’ve been ridiculous to people of this culture. But, this isn’t the only way that cosmetics were used differently throughout history. There are even more beauty standards throughout history. A Buzzfeed Article called “This Is How Dramatically Women’s Makeup Has Changed Throughout History” talks about a few different appearance preferences that people have tried to achieve through cosmetics.

Rainbow Zebra Print Soap RecipeShimmering Bronzer Lotion Recipe: Contact Us on Social Media

Hopefully, you have enjoyed this homemade body lotion recipe as much as we do! We here at Natures Garden would love to hear all about your experience with this easy and fun recipe. If you would like to share your creation, then you should absolutely share your products with us. Also, we are available to listen to any questions or comments. If you are interested in asking us questions or sharing your experiences, then you should definitely reach out to us on social media! You can find us on a few different social media pages. On Facebook, we have a Natures Garden page. Also, you can use @ngscents to find us on either Twitter or Instagram. Hope to hear from you soon!

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9 Ways to Use Meadowfoam Seed Oil


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9 Ways to Use Meadowfoam Seed Oil9 Ways to Use Meadowfoam Seed Oil

In today’s world of health, we always hear about the some of the more popular oils and their benefits for your skin and hair. By “Popular Oils” I am talking about Olive Oil, Jojoba Oil, and Coconut Oil just to name a few. However, there is an oil out there that is not heard about too often, has been cultivated since the 1970s, and yet it has some of the same benefits as those popular oils. I’m talking about Meadowfoam Seed Oil. From the seed of a pretty, little white flower comes the advantages of vitamin E and C, antioxidants and even some UV light protection. This oil is amazing at being excellent for skin care products and hair products. Meadowfoam Seed Oil is also good for sensitive skin as it doesn’t clog the pores and is known for being an anti-inflammatory, which in turn makes it good for those who suffer from acne. It absorbs easily and quickly and leaves your skin feeling soft and not greasy. So below are 9 ways to use meadowfoam seed oil. We hope these recipes will be a welcome addition to all your bath and body needs.

 

Hair conditioner for Dark Hair9 Ways to Use Meadowfoam Seed Oil Hair Conditioner Recipe for Dark Hair

As we get older, natural hair color will start to fade. It may get lighter, it may lose its shine and natural luster to it. We, at Nature’s Garden, have a solution to that. Our Hair Conditioner Recipe for Dark Hair is perfect for those that like a homemade product that actually does what it’s supposed to do. With an herbal infusion of Black Walnut Hulls powder, it will help enhance your natural dark colored hair. The Meadowfoam Seed Oil will give your hair a boost of vitamin E and C along with its natural added protection from UV light rays. The Black Cherry Fragrance Oil will give your hair soft, shiny hair an added sweetness that you can smell.

 

Bubbling Bath Bomb9 Ways to Use Meadowfoam Seed Oil Bubbling Bath Bomb Recipe

With the popularity of bath bombs these days, it is always good to have a great recipe on hand. This Bubbling Bath Bomb recipe surely fits that bill. This recipe is quick and simple to make and with it’s vibrant orange and yellow colors it will be a fun addition to your bathroom!  The Papaya Leaf powder that is added into the recipe is rich in beta-carotene and Vitamin C, which we all know is very important for healthy skin, therefore it is an awesome addition to help treat acne and nourish the skin. The Meadowfoam Seed Oil added will just boost those vitamins with its own powerhouse of nutrients and will lock that moisture into your skin leaving it soft, hydrated and nourished. The Papaya Guava Mango Fragrance Oil used will have your bathroom smelling like the tropics and who wouldn’t want to take a trip to the tropics? Especially if you don’t even have to leave your house!

 

Energize Cold Process Soap9 Ways to Use Meadowfoam Seed Oil Energize Cold Process Soap Recipe

Want a good cold process soap recipe?  Well, this one will help wake up your senses in the morning!  Plus, it will help give your skin the protection and nutrition it needs. We all want or need an extra push in the early morning and this Energize Cold Process soap recipe is a good way to go about doing it. It uses our Grapefruit Lemongrass Fragrance Oil that has an invigorating, bright crisp smell that surely will help open your eyes for the day ahead! With the beneficial ingredients coconut oil, shea butter and meadowfoam seed oil added to it, your skin will be protected with vitamins and minerals from the cruel harshness of the environment around us. Or the cruel harshness of just waking up in the morning!

 

Pumpkin Sugar Scrub9 Ways to Use Meadowfoam Seed Oil Pumpkin Sugar Scrub Recipe

You wouldn’t think that something with sugar in it would be good for you, right? Sugar scrubs are exactly the opposite since you are not actually eating the sugar. Although when you get whiff of this Pumpkin Sugar Scrub you might feel the need to take a spoonful. Sugar makes a wonderful exfoliate to scrub away those dead skin cells and it is always easy to find.  This sugar scrub has the smell of pumpkin, vanilla and almond from the Pumpkin Walnut Biscotti Fragrance Oil. In addition, it has actual Pumpkin Pie Spice blend added to it to help pump it into pumpkin overload! This sugar scrub is just bursting with skin beneficial butters and oils. Plus, our friend the Meadowfoam Seed Oil will help scrub out all the bad stuff your skin gets exposed too. Your skin will glow with health from the help of some sugar which in the end isn’t so bad for you after all.

 

Hippies & Hemp Cold Process Soap9 Ways to Use Meadowfoam Seed Oil Hippies & Hemp Cold Process Soap Recipe

Peace, love and all things natural!  While cannabis is not legal in too many states yet, you can surely get your groove on with this trippy, Hippies & Hemp Cold Process Soap Recipe. Using the Cannabis Fragrance Oil (that isn’t the real deal but it sure smells like it) we are certain that your skin will get a high without any side affects from the real thing! Using some very natural ingredients such as shea butter, coconut oil, and meadowfoam seed oil, your skin will get vitamins, antioxidants and hydration for a healthy look. Just add in some super-hip and super- cool neon Fun Soap Colorants and you will have yourself something to mellow yourself out with…legally! Can I add that using this soap WILL NOT give you the munchies?

 

Wine Cold Process Soap9 Ways to Use Meadowfoam Seed Oil Wine Cold Process Soap

Is wine really good for you? There have been studies done that say red wine is good for heart health. These studies show that it is a good source of antioxidants. Many people would agree that a glass of wine is a great way to end the day. No matter what the studies show, you can use wine in cooking and even soap making. It always adds a certain something to whatever you are creating. For our Wine Cold Process Soapthe wine you choose adds benefits to the bar of soap. We used our Merlot Fragrance Oil to create the wine scent. Also, meadowfoam seed oil will help with Vitamin E, some extra antioxidants and the moisture factor that will help keep your skin soft and hydrated. This soap would make an awesome addition to the Wine Lotion and the Wine Sugar Scrub recipes we have on our website. How cool of a gift basket would that make for your friends who are wine-connoisseurs?

 

shea lotion with herbal infusion9 Ways to Use Meadowfoam Seed Oil Shea Lotion with Herbal Infusion Recipe

This lotion is such an amazing, power-packed luxurious lotion. Looking at it would seem that it’s something you would buy at a high-end department store. In all honesty, it is super-simple to make and it’s packed with vitamins and a ton of skin benefits!  With a sweet, lightly floral and fruity scent used from the Peach Magnolia Raspberry Fragrance Oil, this Shea Lotion with Herbal Infusion incorporates Hibiscus Flower powder and Rosehips Powder. Not only do they add the nice pink color naturally to the lotion, but both are high in antioxidants and both are amazing for dry, aging skin. The Meadowfoam Seed Oil added in, will be an added plus for mature skin or even just dry skin.

Honey Vanilla Lip BalmWays to Use Meadowfoam Seed Oil Honey Vanilla Lip Balm Recipe

Here’s a sweet, little lip balm recipe that uses the goodness from Mother Nature. Our Honey Vanilla Lip Balm uses beeswax, Cocoa Butter, and Meadowfoam Seed Oil, which by the way, adds an amazing “extra barrier” from that tough winter air! Dry, chapped lips will be protected, soft and hydrated from the cold. Just add in a little Vanilla Bean flavoring oil for some added sweetness. You will have yourself a buzz-worthy lip balm provided by nature!

9 Ways to Use Meadowfoam Seed Oil Foaming Body Scrub for Men

Looking for a new addition to your men’s line of bath and body products? Or are you looking for a homemade gift for the guys in your life? Well, look no further! Try this eye-catching Foaming Body Scrub for Men! It has some wonderful exfoliation from the activated charcoal. In addition, we have added to it and with the nourishing oils like coconut oil and macadamia nut oil. Of course, we added meadowfoam seed oil, it will leave their skin hydrated, fresh and clean!  We’ve also chosen our Black Tuxedo Fragrance Oil to add to this scrub recipe.  This fresh scent has a crisp, clean scent of lemon, bergamot and cedar. This scrub is a definite must-have for your recipe collection!

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26

Hair Conditioner for Brunettes


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Hair Conditioner for BrunettesHair Conditioner for Brunettes

Today we will talk about a hair conditioner for brunettes.  We have talked about a daily conditioner for blonde hair and even a hibiscus conditioner for red heads but for those with brown hair, have you ever added tried a coffee rinse? Well at Natures Garden, we thought, why not add it right to a conditioner so it can be used as needed. This handmade conditioner is made with actual to help enhance your natural brown hair color. In addition, we added some wonderful oils. We used both apricot oil and sesame oil.  However, the best thing about making your own products is being able to customize and control the ingredients.  This will allow you to customize your conditioner to both your customer’s needs, as well as your own.

 

Hair Conditioner for Brunettes: Ingredients Available at Natures Garden

VEGETABLE GLYCERIN

BTMS 25 Emulsifier

Sesame Seed Oil

Apricot Kernel Oil

Jamaican Vanilla Cafe Fragrance Oil

OPTIPHEN – Preservative

VITAMIN E OIL (Tocopherol T-50) Natural

8 oz. Clear Boston Round Bottles

White Lotion Pumps

Disposable Pipettes

Themometer

Hair Conditioner for Brunettes: Other Materials You Will Need

Scale
Stove
2 Small Pots
Large Pot
Large Mixing Bowl
Stick Blender
Rubber Spatula
Distilled Water
Scissors
Ziploc Bag (gallon size)
Freshly Brewed Coffee

Hair Conditioner for Brunettes: Total Recipe Weights

425 grams Brewed Coffee
25 grams Vegetable Glycerin
25 grams BTMS 25
10 grams Apricot Kernel Oil
10 grams Sesame Seed Oil
26 grams Jamaican Vanilla Cafe Fragrance Oil
5 grams Optiphen Preservative
5 grams Vitamin E Oil

Hair Conditioner for Brunettes: Jamaican Vanilla Cafe Fragrance Oil

For this conditioner recipe we used Jamaican Vanilla Cafe Fragrance Oil.  How does Jamaican Vanilla Cafe Fragrance Oil smell?  It smells AMAZING! This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is a harmony of rich roasted Jamaican coffee and sweet vanilla beans making this scent a delightful temptation.  An NG Original Fragrance!

Hair Conditioner for Brunettes: Preparations

First, prepare the area where you will be working. You will want to clean your work area. In addition, you want to both clean and sanitize your packaging supplies that you will be using. We also suggest wearing protective clothing such as gloves, an apron, and a hair net while preparing your hair conditioner.

Hair Conditioner for Brunettes: Achieving the Proper Emulsion

At this time, we should talk about the importance of temperature when preparing this recipe. There are a few reasons why temperature is important.  I would like to point this out for those that have never made this type of recipe. It is important to know this before you begin so that you are properly prepared.  First, your temperature is important in order to create a proper emulsion. You want to make sure the temperature of both your coffee and your oils are around 140 degrees Fahrenheit when you blend them. If they are not at the correct temperature, your conditioner can completely separate.

In addition, it is important when adding your preservative. If you add your preservative when your conditioner is too hot, your preservative will burn off.  If your emulsion is too cool the preservative will separate out of conditioner. You want to add your preservative at a temperature below 140 degrees Fahrenheit, but you do not want it to get below 120 degrees Fahrenheit.

Hair Conditioner for Brunettes: Coffee for Your Hair

In this hair conditioner recipe we used freshly brewed coffee. Coffee is often used in natural hair dyes.  It helps cover grays and add dimension to brown hair. In addition, you don’t have to use harsh chemicals to color your hair. We all know that hair dye, whether it be from the store, or the salon, isn’t really that great for our hair.  I mean sure we look and feel amazing, but think about the damage that it can do to our hair.  Is it really worth it?

 

Hair Conditioner for Brunettes: Preparing your CoffeeHair Conditioner for Brunettes: Preparing your Coffee

Next, we will prepare our coffee.  There really are two different ways you can do this. First, simply make a pot of coffee.  However, it is still important that the bacteria is destroyed.  So, make sure your coffee stays around 180 degrees Fahrenheit for 20 minutes.

Another option is to basically create a tea using coffee grounds.  This can be done by adding coffee grounds to a tea bag or two and adding it to your water. So, first, fill your tea bag.  Then, on your stove, heat your distilled water. You want to heat the water to 180 degrees Fahrenheit.  While you will only need 425 grams of water, make sure you add plenty of water. You will need to hold the temperature at this temperature for 20 minutes.  Some of your water will evaporate during this time. However, it is important that you heat for twenty minutes to destroy any bacteria.  Add you tea bag to your water. Allow the teabag to steep to create a very dark coffee water. This will create the coffee that will be used in your conditioner.

Hair Conditioner for Brunettes: Choosing Your OilsHair Conditioner for Brunettes: Choosing Your Oils

Now, we will also be preparing the oils portion of this recipe. We here at Natures Garden used avocado oil for our conditioner.  As I said earlier, we created these conditioners for each hair color, customizing them to the hair care needs of one of the members of Natures Garden’s Creative Team.  In this case, Deborah chose apricot kernel oil and sesame seed oil.  While these are the oils that she chose, and by the way loved, you can customize your conditioner for your hair needs. You can use a total of 20 grams of oil in any combination that you feel will suit you. It will require testing of course to perfect the conditioner to your needs. You can read about the oils for various hair types here. Whether your hair is thick or fine, oily or dry, you will find the perfect oil for you!

Hair Conditioner for Brunettes: Choosing Your OilsHair Conditioner for Brunettes: Preparing Your Oils

Next, you will need to prepare the oils that you will be using in this recipe. We will us a double boiler to melt your oils on the stove top. So, you will need to get your large pot and add a few inches of water. Then, heat the water over medium heat.  You can allow the water to heat as you are preparing your oils.

Hair Conditioner for Brunettes: Choosing Your Oils

 

 

 

 

Now, you will need your small pot. In this pot, weigh out and add 25 grams Vegetable Glycerin, 25 grams BTMS 25, 10 grams Sesame Seed Oil and 10 grams Apricot Kernel Oil. Then, place your small pot inside the larger pot of water on your stove.  Allow your oils to melt, make sure you are stirring occasionally as they are melting.

Hair Conditioner for Brunettes: Mixing Your Oils and Herbal Tea Together

You want to move quickly through the next couple of steps as this is where the temperatures are very important in order to achieve a proper emulsion. So, get a deep mixing bowl.  Then, weigh out 425 grams of the coffee.

Hair Conditioner for Brunettes: Mixing Your Oils and Herbal Tea Together

 

In addition, remove your melted oils from the heat.  Then, allow the temperature of both the oils and your coffee to drop to about 140 degrees Fahrenheit before moving on.

 

 

 

 

Hair Conditioner for Brunettes: Mixing Your Oils and Herbal Tea Together

Next, at this time, go ahead and add your oils to your coffee. Finally, use your stick blender to emulsify your ingredients.  You should notice the color of your mixture will start to change.  You want to continue to mix, ensuring that your conditioner is completely blended. However, be careful not to allow the temperature of the mixture to drop below 120 degrees Fahrenheit.

 

Hair Conditioner for Brunettes: Adding the Final Conditioner Ingredients

Hair Conditioner for Brunettes: Adding the Final Conditioner Ingredients

Finally, we will be adding just a few more ingredients to our mixture.  We need to add scent, a preservative, and vitamin E oil.  As we talked about earlier, all three of these ingredients need to be added at a temperature no cooler than 120 degrees Fahrenheit.  So, add 26 grams of your Jamaican Vanilla Cafe Fragrance Oil, 5 grams Optiphen Preservative, and 5 grams Vitamin E Oil. Then, once again, use your stick blender to incorporate all of the ingredients fully. Continue to stick blend the mixture until your are sure everything is completely blended.

Hair Conditioner for Brunettes: Cooling the Conditioner

Hair Conditioner for Brunettes: Cooling the Conditioner

Once you have stick blended your conditioner fully and completely, the only thing left to do is wait.  You want you conditioner’s temperature to drop to room temperature.  You will notice that your conditioner is still very thin.  As the conditioner for brunettes cools, it will begin to get thicker.

Hair Conditioner for Brunettes: Packaging Your Conditioner

Now, once your handmade conditioner has reached room temperature, you are ready to package your conditioner.  We chose the 8 ounce Boston round bottles to package our conditioner.  However, you can use whichever bottle you choose.  If you choose these same bottles, you will need two of them.  We do offer a variety of bottles and lids available to package your brunette conditioner. Next, get your bottles out at this time. Set them in front of you so that you are prepared to place your conditioner into the bottles.

First though you will need your gallon sized Ziploc bag.  Next, place your conditioner in the bag.  If you would like, you can place the gallon bag inside a small bowl.  Then, wrap the opening of the bag around the bowl.  This will keep the bag open while you add the conditioner to the bowl. This makes it a lot easier when putting my conditioner into the bag.  Once you have filled your bag, remove as much air as possible. Then, go ahead and close the bag.

Next, we will cut the corner of the bag.  You just need to cut the corner a bit to create a hole.  All we are doing is basically creating a decorating bag.  We will line the hole in the bag up with the opening of our bottle to fill it.  Go ahead and fill your bottle with the conditioner.

Hair Conditioner for Brunettes: Packaging Your ConditionerOnce your bottle is full, place a lid on top.  We used the white pump tops. Once you have placed a lid on top you are finished. Your conditioner for brunettes is now ready to use!  Simply wash your hair then use the conditioner as you would your normal hair conditioner.  We have found that the longer you leave it on before rinsing, the better results you will see. While the results aren’t permanent, they will stay for a bit and with regular your hair should stay a lovely brown color.

 

We hope that you have enjoyed creating this hair conditioner for brunettes. Did you know that we have a wide variety of candle making, soap making, and cosmetics making recipes found in our free classes and recipes box? We would love to see all of the wonderful creation you have been working on.  Tag us on Instagram or Twitter @ngscents.  You can also post pictures of your finished handcrafted candles, soaps and cosmetics on our Facebook page.  Be sure to follow us on our social media pages as well.