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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.

Jan
29

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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Mar
23

12 Easy Homemade Lotion Recipes


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Lotion12 Easy Homemade Lotion Recipes

This blog was created to share with you 12 Easy Homemade Lotion Recipes that have been collected from the Natures Garden website. While you able to access these recipes on the website, it can be easy to miss a lotion you may actually really like when you are simply looking at pictures. I mean a picture may say a thousand words, but that picture is not going to tell you all of the benefits the lotion has for your skin. So, this blog will lay out each individual recipe to make it easier to find the best lotion for your specific skin care needs.

12 Easy Homemade Lotion Recipes: Chamomile Light Lotion Recipe12 Easy Homemade Lotion Recipes: Chamomile Light Lotion Recipe

First of all, we have a recipe that is soft and perfect for sensitive skin. The Chamomile Light Lotion Recipe is a simple and light lotion that has a soft Chamomile scent. Apricot kernel oil is perfect for those with more sensitive skin and works to provide long lasting moisture for your skin. Additionally, Grapeseed Oil is another gentle oil that works well for sensitive skin and will absorb fairly quickly. Further, Vitamin E is an amazing natural oil for your skin.

12 Easy Homemade Lotion Recipes: Frappe Mocha Body Cream Recipe12 Easy Homemade Lotion Recipes: Frappe Mocha Body Cream Recipe

Second, get ready for a fabulous mocha scented lotion. Using the Frappe Mocha Body Cream Recipe results in a lotion that is thick, moisturizing, and delicious. While the oils may sit on your skin for a moment, they will sink in within a minute or so. Although lotions that will instantly skin are more desired, this lotion is worth the very short wait. The aroma is a blend of the Fresh Brewed Coffee – WORLDS BEST and the Chocolate Fudge Fragrance Oils that creates a truly intoxicating aroma that takes time to fade as you wear the lotion.

12 Easy Homemade Lotion Recipes: Cocoa Dream Cream Recipe12 Easy Homemade Lotion Recipes: Cocoa Dream Cream Recipe

Next, you can check out a lotion that is thick and luscious. Lotion created using the Cocoa Dream Cream Recipe is not as oily and is a bit thicker than other kinds of lotion. Plus, this handmade cream has the nourishing benefits of sweet almond oil, Vitamin E, Cocoa butter, and Cocoa Powder. This makes this a perfect lotion for dry skin that is better able to sink into the skin.

12 Easy Homemade Lotion Recipes: Cucumber Cream Recipe12 Easy Homemade Lotion Recipes: Cucumber Cream Recipe

Now, try a recipe that is as cool as a cucumber. The Cucumber Cream Recipe creates lotions that are creamy and fairly thick. This fresh scented lotion soothes skin and is extremely moisturizing. The Mango Butter and Sodium Lactate moisturize and soothe, while the Rice Bran Oil, Coconut oil, and Vitamin E Oil provide you with the deep skin nourishment.

12 Easy Homemade Lotion Recipes: Sexy Edible Massage Bar Recipe12 Easy Homemade Lotion Recipes: Sexy Edible Massage Bar Recipe

Additionally, you can create a solid lotion bar that is edible and very sexy. If you are feeling up to a massage, then why not add the Sexy Edible Massage Bar to the mix? Not only will this lotion bar moisturize your skin with natural oils, but it tastes absolutely scrumptious. This lotion recipe utilizes chocolate, the flavoring Black Cherry BOOM, and edible oils to create the perfect lotion bar for a perfect night.

12 Easy Homemade Lotion Recipes: Glamour Girl Lotion Recipe12 Easy Homemade Lotion Recipes: Glamour Girl Lotion Recipe

Now, get ready for a lotion that has all the glitz and glam! Not only does this lotion have some amazingly nourishing oils, but the Glamour Girl Lotion Recipe includes the feminine and sexy Couture Hotness Fragrance Oil. Not only does this lotion contain nourishing Macadamia Nut Oil and Cocoa Butter, but both Jojoba Oil and Vitamin E Oil extra moisturizing and absorption power to this lotion. Overall, this makes this lotion extremely good for the skin and fairly quick to sink in.

12 Easy Homemade Lotion Recipes: Natural Facial Night Cream Recipe12 Easy Homemade Lotion Recipes: Natural Facial Night Cream Recipe

Also, we all know that it takes a special kind of lotion to be trusted for our faces. This is why the Natural Facial Night Cream Recipe contains various oils that are not only safe for delicate face skin but benefit your skin through moisturizing, anti-aging, all around nourishment. Further, this delicate recipe has a herbal infusion of Calendula flowers, which are known to promote healthy skin and help with skin issues such as acne or varicose veins.

12 Easy Homemade Lotion Recipes: Rose Lotion Recipe12 Easy Homemade Lotion Recipes: Rose Lotion Recipe

Next, get ready for a wonderful floral creation. This lotion uses infused rose water to create a Rose Lotion Recipe that smells soft and fresh. Further, the various oils used combine to create a very moisturizing and nourishing lotion. So, this is a great moisturizer with an enjoyable scent.

12 Easy Homemade Lotion Recipes: Shea Lotion with Herbal Infusion Recipe12 Easy Homemade Lotion Recipes: Shea Lotion with Herbal Infusion Recipe

Also, you have the option to try out a nourishing and naturally colored lotion. The Shea Lotion with Herbal Infusion Recipe creates some truly luxurious lotion. Not only does this recipe include a multitude of nourishing and moisturizing oils that are perfect for your skin, but includes an amazing herbal infusion. This herb is called Hibiscus Flowers and provides a couple different benefits to this recipe. First, this herb naturally provides the bright and pretty pink hue that you see in your lotion. Second, this herb has been shown to have some wrinkle smoothing properties as well as some skin soothing, softening and toning abilities.

12 Easy Homemade Lotion Recipes: Solid Lotion Bar Recipe12 Easy Homemade Lotion Recipes: Solid Lotion Bar Recipe

Now, take a look at a solid lotion that is super easy to apply. The lotion bars created from the Solid Lotion Bar Recipe are simple to use and very good for the skin. While only a few oils are used, great ones that absorb well and are super moisturizing, such as Jojoba Oil are included. So, this recipe is simple to make, yet effective in keeping your skin soft and well cared for.

12 Easy Homemade Lotion Recipes: Tropical Lotion Recipe12 Easy Homemade Lotion Recipes: Tropical Lotion Recipe

Additionally, you can try out a lotion that is fun and smells delightful. The Tropical Lotion Recipe uses a variety of moisturizing oils and butters as well as the Papaya Dragon Fruit Fragrance Oil. Firstly, this fragrance oil is an exotic and fruit filled paradise that is absolutely perfect for a lotion. Secondly, the variety of oils all have a slightly different purpose that leads to a lotion that is great for keeping skin well cared for through moisturizing, softening, and overall nourishment.

12 Easy Homemade Lotion Recipes: Wine Lotion Recipe12 Easy Homemade Lotion Recipes: Wine Lotion Recipe

Last, but not least we have a wine scented lotion recipe. The Wine Lotion Recipe is one that is perfect for taking care of skin as well as a perfect scent to wear. The scent of this lotion is Shiraz, which is a finest and best know red wine in Australia. So, we had to create a lotion that lived up to the namesake of this aroma. The Grapeseed Oil is light, easy to absorb, and moisturizes the skin.  The Cocoa Butter is a luxury butter that is perfect for moisturizing. The Jojoba Oil and Vitamin E Oil both nourish the skin and sink in, to truly moisturize. Plus, these oils shouldn’t leave much of a greasy feeling compared to other lotions. Overall, this is quite a luxurious lotion recipe.

Nov
03

Rose Lotion


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rose lotionRose Lotion

Hello everybody! Are you looking for new and exciting projects to try? Do you like floral or flower scents? Have you ever made any with our Fresh Cut Roses fragrance? Well, we are introducing a brand new recipe for our Rose Lotion! This awesome lotion is sure to be a new favorite for everyone around you! And the wonderful smell of roses will follow you wherever you go! Be sure to try out this great recipe and share it with your friends and family!

 

Ingredients:

18 grams of Cocoa Butter

45 grams of Fractionated Coconut Oil

4 grams of Meadowfoam Oil

37 grams of Emulsifying Silky Wax

6 grams of Stearic Acid

18 grams of Sweet Almond Oil

4 grams of Vitamin E Oil

23 grams of Vegetable Glycerin

2 grams of Arrowroot Powder

14 grams of Fresh Cut Roses Fragrance Oil

6 grams of Optiphen

360 grams of water

6 grams of dried rose petals

1 coffee filter

Multiple mixing bowls

Mixing Spoons

Thermometer

 

Directions:

First, prepare your oils. Weigh out and melt down the following to 140 degrees Fahrenheit. 18 grams of cocoa butter, 4 grams of meadowfoam oil, 18 grams of stearic acid, 45 grams of fractionated coconut oil, 37 grams emulsifying silky wax, 18 grams of sweet almond oil and 4 grams of vitamin E oil.

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Next weigh out and bring your 360 grams of water to a boil. Then you can add your 6 grams of dried rose petals into the coffee filter inside a bowl. Then check to make sure the water is at 140 degrees Fahrenheit and pour the water over the petals into the bowl to make a rose tea.

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Even though you used 360 grams of water to make your rose tea, you only need 286 grams of the rose tea for this next step. Weigh out and pour 23 grams of Vegetable Glycerin into the 286 grams of rose tea.

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Make sure your oil mixture is 140 degrees Fahrenheit as well as the rose tea and vegetable glycerin, and then go ahead and mix them both together.

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After you have mixed it all together thoroughly, then you can add 2 grams of Arrowroot Powder to the mixture.

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Then add 14 grams of Fresh Cut Roses Fragrance Oil to your mixture and mix it all together thoroughly again.

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Check the temperature of the mixture and make sure it is just around or at 120 degrees Fahrenheit. Then add 6 grams of Optiphen and mix it all together. Keep mixing everything together until the mixture becomes thicker.

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Once it thickens, refrigerate your lotion to cool it down, and then it is ready for you to use! Enjoy your awesome new Rose Lotion!

 

This rose lotion recipe is sure to be a favorite of yours and everyone you know! The amazing scent of roses is sure to follow you and your loved ones everyone everywhere you go! Make sure to check out all the rest of our awesome free recipes and classes for even more fun for you and your loved ones! Please don’t hesitate to contact us here at Nature’s Garden with any questions, thoughts, or concerns you may have, and keep watching for more Enlightened by Layla!

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Oct
18

Rose Hips


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rose hips Rose Hips

For all the crafters out there, do you like to experiment with different flowers and herbs? Have you ever tried rose hips? If you haven’t, you should definitely get on that! Rose hips can be used for many different products and many different industries as well! There are many foods and even some beverages that include rose hips, and other industries it can be used in are hair care, skin care, soaps, bath and body products and even medicinal. This plant is something you should put on your list of projects to try, because once you finish reading this blog I’m sure you won’t be able to resist!

Rose hips, which is also known as rose hep or rose haw, is the fruit that grows on rose plants. It is in the family Rosaceae, and is a part of the Rosa genus. It is native to Europe, North Africa, North America, and certain parts of Asia. The rose is actually America’s National Floral Emblem, as well as the state flower of Iowa, Georgia, New York, North Dakota and the District of Columbia. There are over 100 species of rose plants, and each species has a different look. Some can grow up to 20 feet, while some only grow up to 3 feet high. George Washington, America’s first president, was actually a rose breeder!

There are many medicinal benefits to using rose hips. It contains many antioxidants like flavinoids, catechins, carotenoids, leucoanthocyanins, and polyphenols that help to prevent heart disease and even cancer. Rose hips can also help to fight off infections in the body and strengthen the immune system as well as treating many different skin problems such as burns and acne. Other skin ailments include helping wounds to heal faster, regenerating skin cells, slowing the aging process, giving the skin a beautiful healthy glow, and keeping the skin moist and hydrated. Rose hips also contain Vitamin C which is a necessity for pregnant women to help them build collagen for themselves and their baby. Even an itching powder can be made from this wonderful fruit! But please don’t take this blog as medical advice! Always consult a doctor before using any product in place of medical treatment!

Many bath and body products can be made with this amazing ingredient as well! If you’re a soap maker, ground up rose hips powder is an awesome addition to your soaps and even bath teas. Do you have brittle nails? Try rose hips oil! Rubbing it on your nails actually helps to hydrate and nourish them! Are you looking to add more bounce to your hair? Adding rose hips to your hair care will help to add the bounciness and even make your hair silkier! Are you officially intrigued with this fantastic product? Wondering how to get your hands on some as soon as possible? Have no fear, we have Rose Hips Powder! And it gets even better! We also offer many free recipes, including our Herbal Infused Shea Lotion! However, we sell rose hips for external use only!

The easiest way to find both of these products on our site is just by typing “rose hips” into the search bar. That will take your directly to our “Rose Hips Powder” page. On the top of the picture, there is a little green link that says “Recipe.” Just click that and it will take you right to a picture and link for our herbal infused lotion recipe. Be sure to try out some rose hips as soon as possible! And watch out for more Enlightened by Layla!

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

 

 

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Sep
19

Nature’s Garden Wishlist


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Wishlist iconNature’s Garden Wishlist

Hello all you wonderful people! We hope you’ve gotten used to our new site. We love it and are sure you will too! Hopefully you are all registered with us to purchase our awesome wholesale products! We have a great feature on our website called a Wishlist. It is a way to put orders in your account to save them for a later visit. Maybe you are in love with a certain fragrance but don’t want to purchase it today. Or maybe you want to purchase one of our great starter kits for something new but you want to finish the project you’re working on now. Create a Wishlist and save it all right there onto your account! You could also use your Wishlists to save a product you want to purchase for a loved one, but their birthday or the holiday is a ways away. Put it in a Wishlist to purchase later!

Alright everyone, it’s time to create your Nature’s Garden Wishlist! Here are the directions:

  • After you have logged into your account, on the top right corner of our homepage, above our shopping bag, it says WISHLIST. Click on that.
  • That will take you to your Wishlists page, although it will say that you have no Wishlists created. To the right, click the button that says CREATE WISHLIST.

wishlists page on NG site

  • That will take you to our WISHLIST ADD page. All you are required to do there is title your list. The Event Description box is only optional. After you fill that out, hit SAVE. (Unsure what to name your Wishlist? I suggest something fun, but something easy for you to remember! Take mine for example, I just named my first Wishlist “Layla’s Lovely Wishes!”)

wishlist add page on NG site

  • Now that you’ve created a list, go and explore our products! Once you’ve chosen a product, make sure to add the quantity and/or size of the items you want.
  • To the right of the picture of the product, click on the option Add To Wishlist. There is a blue heart in front of it.quantity options for NG products
  • A little window will pop up asking if you want to add the product to your Wishlist. If you have created multiple Wishlists, make sure to select the right one you want to add it to from the drop down box. Make sure to hit ADD. Have fun going through all of our products and add whatever your heart desires to your lists!

wishlist pop up box on NG site

  • On future visits, after you have logged into your account and want to retrieve your Wishlists, on our homepage click on WISHLIST above the shopping bag like you did to create them.
  • That will take you right to your list of Wishlists. Click on the name of the Wishlist you want and it will take you right to your list of products that are saved to it!

New customers and returning, we thank you so very much for your business and loyalty to our company! We are honored to have you as part of our Nature’s Garden family. Please don’t hesitate to contact us with questions you have! For all of our customers looking for classes to learn how to make your projects. Check out our free classes and recipes! Make sure to look out for more Enlightened by Layla!

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Apr
20

Juicy Scent


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juicy scentCucumber Cantaloupe Fragrance OilFragrance Oil Spotlight

This juicy scent brings you right into summertime.  Cucumber Cantaloupe Fragrance Oil is famously balanced between two of the best summer scents: cucumber and cantaloupe.  And, in this delicious, juicy scent you can even smell each aromatic note.  When in products, cucumber cantaloupe really turns heads.  Rich and full of the most mouth watering notes, this fragrance is rated 5 stars from everyone.  A juicy scent that works beautifully in every aspect of the customer demands from candles, to body products, to car fresheners.  This very fresh scent is a classic!

What does Cucumber Cantaloupe Fragrance Oil smell like?

Oh what a wonderfully fresh fragrance oil by Natures Garden! An aromatic blend of ripe cantaloupe, with base notes of juicy cucumber and fresh green notes. A Best Seller!

How do our customers use Cucumber Cantaloupe Fragrance Oil?

For candle crafters and home scenters; our customers use this juicy scent in their soy waxes like 464 and 415.  It also works well in Joy wax, WOW wax, pillar of bliss, and Palm wax.  And, Cucumber Cantaloupe scent has good hot and cold scent throw.  As for home scenting ideas; this fragrance oil has been used to make smelly jellies, aroma beads, reed diffussers, oil burners, and odor freshening sprays.

On the bath and body end of products, the usage rate for this fragrance oil is 5%.  This fabulous and juicy scent is used to make:  melt and pour soaps, body butters, body frostings, bath salts, body creams, and handmade lotions.  And, for those of you that are cold process soapers, this juicy scent is amazing!  Here are the official results:  A great classic.  Juicy and fruity.  So rich and full.  Perfect Pour, no ricing, no acceleration.  This was cp phenomenal!!!  Very pale creamy discoloration if any at all in final soap.  Scent stayed super strong throughout cure.

Apr
09

Unique Fragrance


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unique fragrance OMG Olive Fragrance OilFragrance Oil Spotlight

Standing out amongst several hundred different scents, this unique fragrance is turning heads.  According to many of our clients who use this scent, OMG is an understatement!  With that said, OMG Olive Fragrance Oil is a unique fragrance that is loved by both men and women alike.  With the popularity of citrus type fragrances right now, OMG Olive Fragrance Oil is in demand.  Especially since this pleasant scent is well tied together with vanilla, musk, and bergamot, making this scent the complete package.  OMG Olive Fragrance Oil is getting rave reviews from our customers.

What does OMG Olive Fragrance Oil smell like?

In this fragrance oil by Natures Garden, bright citrus fruits of lemon and bergamot intertwine with leafy olive branches, softened with musk and sweetened ever so lightly with vanilla.

How do our customers use OMG Olive Fragrance Oil?

For candles, tarts and air fresheners, this unique fragrance performed perfectly in various wax including: Wow, Joy, Gel, Palm, Pillar of Bliss, and soy waxes.  This fragrance oil also has a very nice cold and hot throw too.  OMG Olive scent also works fabulously in electric oil burners, aroma beads, smelly jellies, and room spray odor eliminators.

On the bath and body end, this fragrance is remarkable.  The usage rate is 5% and this unique fragrance does have a .3% vanillin content, therefore we suggest adding Vanillin White Color Stabilizer to help reduce discoloration in your finished products.  OMG Olive is a great fragrance to scent homemade:  bath bombs, shower gels, melt and pour soaps, body butters, lotions, bubble baths, lotions bars, and foaming sugar scrubs.  Finally, for those of you that are cold process soapers, this unique fragrance allows plenty of time to play with swirls.   Here are the official results: Perfect Pour.  No ricing, no acceleration.  No discoloration.  Scent is good.

Apr
07

Baby Fragrance


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baby fragranceBedtime Bath Type Fragrance Oil– Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Bedtime Bath Type Fragrance Oil is the perfect baby fragrance.  With its soft, soothing, and smooth aroma, this scent is great for night time bath and lotion products.  But, bedtime bath type fragrance does not only work in bath themed items, it also works great for relaxing candles, and peaceful air fresheners.  All in all, this baby fragrance helps everyone in the house unwind.  According to our customers, this scent is said to be quite lovely and wonderfully relaxing to everyone.  With this baby fragrance and its pleasant, dreamy aroma; this scent will bring a whole new level of calm to chaotic nighttime routines.

What does Bedtime Bath Type Fragrance Oil smell like?

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is the soothing bedtime blend of mandarin, lavender and chamomile, neroli and lily of the valley.  Bottom notes of hay and musk.

How do our customers use Bedtime Bath Type Fragrance Oil?

For all of you candle crafters out there; this baby fragrance is used in soy blends, paraffin, soy, WOW, Joy, Gel, and palm waxes.  This fragrance is very comforting and has fabulously relaxing hot and cold scent throw.  This fragrance oil also works well for calming room fresheners, whether it is linen sprays, oil burners, or sachet beads.

For bath and body crafters, this fragrance is GREAT and has tons of uses!  The usage rate for this baby fragrance oil is 5%.  This amazing fragrance is used to make: solid lotion bars, bath bombs, body scrubs, spray lotions, bubble baths, melt and pour soaps, bath gels, shampoos, conditioners, and lotions.  Finally, for those of you that are cold process soapers, this baby fragrance soaps like a dream.  In fact, many of our soaping clients say this fragrance even provides plenty of time for swirls.  Here are the official results:  Perfect Pour, no ricing, no acceleration, no discoloration, fragrance is great.

If you would like to use this fragrance in a fun bedtime bath product for kids, please click on this link to view Natures Gardens Crayon Soap Recipe.

Mar
08

Lotion Recipe


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Homemade Tropical Lotion RecipeThis amazing Tropical Lotion Recipe is filled with skin loving and moisturizing elements.  But, not only does this lotion sink right into your skin, it smells like a tropical paradise.  Just the perfect thing to snap you out of the winter blues, and get you ready for summer!

To make this lotion, there are some supplies you will need.  To heat and melt the oils/butters, you will be using a double boiler method on your stovetop.  You will also need a larger mixing bowl to combine the water and butters/oils, as well as a stick blender to encourage the emulsification process.  Other than that, the rest of the supplies are pretty standard:  a scale, a mixing spoon, a spatula, and a funnel (optional).

As for the rest of the ingredients in this lotion recipe, they can all be found at Natures Garden.  You will also be able to find the bottles and lids to package your lotion in by clicking on this link.

Here is the lotion recipe to make (2) 8 oz. bottles:
Water Phase:
425 grams Distilled Water
8 grams Sodium Lactate
Oil Phase:
24 grams BTMS 25
10 grams Mango Butter
28 grams Rice Bran Oil
30 grams Fractionated Coconut Oil
6 grams Vitamin E Oil 
To Scent and Preserve:
10 grams Optiphen Preservative 
12 grams Papaya Dragon Fruit Fragrance Oil 
To get the same color pictured, you will need:
5 drops Da Bomb Soap Dye Yellow
7 drops Da Bomb Soap Dye Blue

It is suggested before starting this recipe to prep your area with all of the supplies that you will need.  Also, clean and sanitize your work area as well as your packaging materials.

And now, the steps:

The Water Phase:
Step 1:  Using your scale, weigh out at least 525 grams of distilled water.  Even though you will only be using 425 grams for this lotion recipe, you want to account for evaporation while heating.  Place your water in a pot.  Place the pot on the stove top.  Heat the water to 180 degrees Fahrenheit.  Once the water hits that temperature, hold it there for 20 minutes.  This step will eliminate any bacteria that may be in the water.

heat your distilled water

Step 2:  When the time has elapsed, remove the water for the stove top/heat. Weigh out 425 grams of the water.  Then, add the sodium lactate.  Stir and set aside.

adding sodium lactate to lotion recipe
The Oil Phase:
Step 1:  Grab a larger pot.  Place a few inches of tap water into this pot.  Put this pot on to the stove top on medium heat.  Now, weigh out and combine the following:  Mango Butter, BTMS, Fractionated Coconut Oil, Rice Bran Oil, and the Vitamin E.  Place all of the ingredients into a smaller pot.  Then, place this smaller pot in to the larger one.  This is the double boiler method.  As the ingredients melt, stir occasionally.  Heat the ingredients in the smaller pot to 140 degrees Fahrenheit.

double boiler method for the lotion ingredients

The Mixing Phase: Get ready to move!
Step 1: Double check that your water and your oils are both around 140 degrees Fahrenheit.  Then, in a large mixing bowl combine the oil mixture and the water.

adding the oil phase to the water phase
Step 2:  Using your stick blender, begin to emulsify.  This will become apparent when your mixture turns white in color.

emulsifying lotion recipe

The Cooling Phase:
Step 1:  Now, allow your mixture to cool.  The temperature that you are looking for is 120 degrees Fahrenheit.  Once your lotion is this temperature, add the Optiphen preservative, colorant, and fragrance oil.  Once again, using your stick blender, mix.

preserving your lotion
Step 2:  Finally, let your lotion cool to room temperature and then place it into your bottles.

packaging your lotion

You have now turned your Tropical Lotion Recipe into Homemade Tropical Lotion.  You will just love how truly amazing this lotion is!  Enjoy the tropical fruits of your labor!

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