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Mar
27

Powerful Fragrance Oils for Wax Melts


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Powerful Fragrance Oils for Wax MeltsPowerful Fragrance Oils for Wax Melts

When it comes to scenting any room in your house, you are always looking for a strong scent that is gonna stay around for a good while. There are many powerful fragrance oils for your wax melts at Nature’s Garden that you can use in your wax tart recipes that will keep your room smelling wonderful for a long time. However, there are ways to ensure that you have a stronger scent throw in your melter.  For example, you may want to choose a heavier fragrance oil. What ever your use, we will talk about some of our client’s favorite scents for wax melts.  We will also talk about choosing more complex fragrance oils.

Why Choose Heavier Fragrance Oils for your Wax Melts?

Are you looking for a strong aroma in your home that you will enjoy? Using a strong fragrance oil in your wax melts will ensure that your home is completely filled with good scents. A fragrance oil will smell differently in the bottle than it will in your finished wax melts. The reasoning behind this is because in the bottle all you smell are the top notes. Then, when the fragrance is mixed into the wax melts, you will smell the incorporation of all three notes. Choosing heavier fragrance oils will ensure that you are able to distinguish these notes more clearly in your final product. Also, depending on the size of the room that your wax melts are melted in, you may need stronger fragrances to encompass the whole room.

What Makes These Fragrances Heavier?

There are several factors that play into making a fragrance oil more strong than another. All of the fragrance oils sold at Nature’s Garden are already 100% concentrated. This means that our fragrance oils aren’t diluted, and you will get the full aroma of the fragrance. This is one of the factors that plays into a strong fragrance oil.

Next to the concentration of the fragrance, the evaporation time is another factor that plays into its strength. More complex fragrances, meaning fragrance oils that have top, middle, and base notes, tend to linger longer. The first impression you get of a fragrance oil is the scent of the top note. After the top note evaporates, you get the aroma of the middle notes. Finally, the base notes in the scent round it out, anchoring the scent and allowing it to linger longer. The stronger fragrance and more complex the notes, the longer it will typically linger.

Now, let’s talk about single notes scents. While some single note scents will still be strong and work well in a burner, often they tend to fade away a bit sooner than more complex scents. A single note scent doesn’t have base notes to anchor it.  So, while it might still be strong and wonderful, it is more likely it won’t have as much longevity when compared side by side to a more complex fragrance oil.

Other ways to Use Strong Fragrance Oils

Besides using these fragrance oils for standard wax melts or candle making, there are a lot of different applications for them. Another application for a strong fragrance oil is in our perfume and body spray recipes using a body safe fragrance oil. If you like to make a bold impression with your aroma, then this application is perfect for you to use. Nature’s Gardens’ recipes for different body spray and perfume recipes as well. Another use for our strong fragrance oils is with our room scenting recipes. Some examples of our room scenting recipes include potpourri recipes, scoopable wax recipes, aroma beads, and many more. There are many other different applications that you can try for yourself.

 

Powerful Fragrance Oils for Your Wax Melts - Apple Orchard Fragrance OilPowerful Fragrance Oils for Wax Melts – Apple Orchard Fragrance Oil

When the crisp, cool autumn weather finally settles in there is nothing more refreshing than the scent of a fresh apple orchard. A wax recipe that Nature’s Garden has that you can incorporate this fragrance oil in is our Pure Soy Wax Candle. This candle is simple to make and contains a wonderful aroma that the soy wax tends to absorb. Apple Orchard Fragrance Oil is composed of notes of Cameo, McIntosh, Red Delicious, Fuji, and Granny Smith apples. These fresh apple scents make the fragrance oil strong in notes of apple, and a great fresh scent for your candle wax applications. You can also make your own wax melts at home, and experiment with this fragrance oil in our raw ingredients. Let us know what you think of the scent!

 

Powerful Fragrance Oils for Your Wax Melts - Blueberry Muffin Fragrance OilPowerful Fragrance Oils for Wax Melts – Blueberry Muffin Fragrance Oil

Blueberry Muffin Fragrance Oil is the perfect scent to use to make your home smell like a fresh bakery. Blueberry muffins are usually a baker’s delicacy, as they incorporate the fresh taste of a blueberry with the sweet taste of a muffin. This fragrance oil uses top notes of blueberry, strawberry, cherry, and orange zests. Then, it is followed by middle notes of butter, cinnamon, and cake. All these notes are sitting on a base of vanilla, almond, and baked muffin. When used in wax melts, this fragrance oil will fill up your room with these delicious notes very quickly. Anyone can enjoy this scent in any candle wax application, including our Blueberry Muffin Candle Recipe. The Blueberry Muffin Candle Recipe looks like a real blueberry muffin, and smells like one as well.

 

Powerful Fragrance Oils for Your Wax Melts - Coco Mango Fragrance OilPowerful Fragrance Oils for Wax Melts – Coco Mango Fragrance Oil

Another powerful fragrance oil that you can use in your wax melts recipe is our Coco Mango Fragrance Oil. This fragrance oil is a blend of coconut and mango scents. This strong fragrance oil is the perfect choice for a fresh, tropical vibe in your home. This fragrance oil starts with top notes of mango and strawberry; followed by middle notes of elderberries and ripe papaya; finished off with bottom notes of coconut, vanilla, and soft musk. As you can see, there are a lot of different fruity notes that go into this tropical fragrance, making it the perfect fresh scents for your home. When used in wax melts, you can place them anywhere inside your home, and that room will quickly begin to smell like your tropical paradise. There are also many other finished products at Nature’s Garden that you can test this fragrance oil in as well!

 

Powerful Fragrance Oils for Your Wax Melts - Fresh Brewed Coffee WORLDS BEST Fragrance OilPowerful Fragrance Oils for Wax Melts – Fresh Brewed Coffee WORLDS BEST Fragrance Oil

Something to look forward to when waking up in the morning is the aroma of freshly brewed coffee in the kitchen. I don’t know what it is about this scent, but it always gets me up and ready in the mornings. This strong fragrance oil creates the aroma of coffee by getting rid of the usual chocolaty base note and making this fragrance 100% coffee notes. When coloring the candle wax, this fragrance works well with a ratio of 5 drops brown liquid candle dye to 4 pounds of wax. If you enjoy the scent of freshly brewed coffee, then you don’t only have to smell it in the morning with wax melts. You can incorporate Fresh Brewed Coffee World’s Best Fragrance Oil into your wax melts recipe and burn them in your kitchen.

 

Powerful Fragrance Oils for Your Wax Melts - Fresh Linen Fragrance OilPowerful Fragrance Oils for Wax Melts – Fresh Linen Fragrance Oil

The fresh smell of clean linens after a load of cleaned laundry is always refreshing. The best feeling with clean laundry at times to is to snuggle in its warmth. Fresh Linen Fragrance Oil recreates that same feeling by using fragrance notes that give you that same warm, fuzzy feeling. This fragrance is very similar to Downy fabric softener, and uses a combination of scents. The notes that make up this fragrance oil are jasmine, lilac, peony, Egyptian musk, and French Vanilla. You can easily fill a room with the scent of this fragrance oil. You can use this scent in any room of your house to make it seem more uplifting and fuzzy. We even have a Fresh Linen Candle Recipe that you can make yourself and use this fragrance oil in.

 

Powerful Fragrance Oils for Your Wax Melts - Fruity Rings Fragrance OilPowerful Fragrance Oils for Wax Melts – Fruity Rings Fragrance Oil

Another fruity fragrance oil that is popular and incorporates a lot of different scents is our Fruity Rings Fragrance Oil. This scent is very strong and works well into any application, including our wax melts. Use this fragrance oil with our candle wax to fill any room. To create this aroma, this fragrance oil starts with top notes of lemon rinds, lime, and grapefruit. Then, the fragrance is followed by middle notes of lemongrass, lily, and verbena. Then, this fragrance oil is finished with a bottom note of vanilla sugar. When used in vegetable and paraffin waxes, the max usage of this fragrance oil is recommended to be no more than 10%. With this being a stronger fragrance oil, it’s recommended to test this fragrance in waxes, before using in finished products.

Powerful Fragrance Oils for Your Wax Melts - Monkey Farts Fragrance OilPowerful Fragrance Oils for Wax Melts – Monkey Farts Fragrance Oil

This fun and fruity fragrance oil is strong and perfect to use in any type of candle wax. Kids will get a laugh out of the name of this fragrance oil, and will even enjoy it’s aroma as well. Monkey Farts Fragrance Oil starts off with top notes of fresh bananas and juicy grapefruit. Next, this fragrance uses middle notes of kiwi, juicy bubblegum, and strawberries. All of these notes sit on top of a bottom note of vanilla. A fun recipe for the kids that uses this fragrance is our Monkey Farts Slime Recipe. On top of our slime recipe, there are many candle wax uses that you can get out of this fragrance oil as well. When this strong fragrance oil is burned in our candle waxes, it will create a strong sense of playfulness in any room. These fun fruity scents will be wonderful for anyone to enjoy.

Powerful Fragrance Oils for Your Wax Melts - Ocean Mist Fragrance OilPowerful Fragrance Oils for Wax Melts – Ocean Mist Fragrance Oil

There is nothing more relaxing than sitting back in a beach chair on the beach next to the ocean. The feeling of the fresh ocean mist hitting your face is something that will soothe any tensions. This Ocean Mist Fragrance Oil recreates that calm sensation by fusing notes to create a relaxing melody of aromas. This fragrance oil uses a complex combination of carnations, lily of the valley, and hyacinth to create it’s top notes of fragrances. These top notes sit on top of a base of oakmoss and white musk to create this fragrance. When used in our wax melts, this strong scent will make any room feel like you are right by the ocean. These strong scents will linger in the air, and will feel like ocean mist filling your room.

Powerful Fragrance Oils for Your Wax Melts - Pomegranate Fragrance OilPowerful Fragrance Oils for Wax Melts – Pomegranate Fragrance Oil

There is no better taste of fresh fruit than that of a pomegranate. Nature’s Gardens’ Pomegranate Fragrance Oil is as close to the fresh aroma of a pomegranate as you are going to get. This amazing fragrance works well in a lot of different applications. You can easily smell this fragrance in any room. This fragrance oil will give you the same sensation as that of smelling a freshly sliced pomegranate. This fragrance oil tends to perform well in wow wax, joy wax, and is very strong in soy wax. Some other applications for this fragrance oil include: soap making, perfumes, bath and body products, and room scenting. This fragrance oil will freshen up any room when used in our candle waxes and will keep any room scented for a while.

Let’s change our focus to talking about the effects of using different scents. This article “11 Scents That Can Do Wonders For Your Well-Being“, talks about different effects that different scents can have on a person. One of the interesting correlations that I came across in this article was that the scent of apples can be used to mitigate the effects of a migraine. There was a study done that shows that the scent of a crisp apple can reduce the effects of a headache and shorten the length of a migraine episode. So, next time you have a headache, cut open a fresh apple, take in the scents, and see how well it helps you. Another interesting one is that fresh cut grass can make you more joyful.

Mar
19

Facial Mask for Acne Recipe


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Facial Mask for Acne RecipeFacial Mask for Acne Recipe

Is your face full of acne, and it’s getting on your last nerve to have to see it every day? No need to fret, this facial mask for acne recipe from Nature’s Garden is a natural solution to your problem. All you have to do is make this easy recipe from simple ingredients, then apply it to your face and let the magic happen. Tea Tree Australian Essential Oil is an important ingredient used in this recipe that is used to treat acne. On top of the tea tree oil, there are several natural powders that are wonderful to use for your skin. Plus, if you are looking to make this recipe to sell, then it’s easy to package and sell to your clients. Give this recipe a try, and see how smooth and natural your skin can feel again.

 

Ingredients Found at Natures Garden:
Rhassoul Clay Powder
Pomegranate Fruit Powder
Papaya Leaf Powder
Calendula Flowers Powder
Green Tea Powder
VITAMIN E OIL (Tocopherol T-50) Natural
Tea Tree Australian Essential Oil
VEGETABLE GLYCERIN
Disposable Pipettes
1 oz. Clear PET Bullet Bottle
White Ribbed Lids 20/410
4 oz. Clear PET Jars
White Straight Lid Smooth 58/400

 

Other Ingredients & Equipment You’ll Need: 
Mixing Bowls
Mixing Spoons
Stovetop
Pots (for double boiler)
Scale

 

Total Recipe Amounts:
48 grams Pomegranate Fruit Powder
448 grams Rhassoul Clay Powder
48 grams Papaya Leaf Powder
48 grams Green Tea Powder
64 drops Tea Tree Essential Oil
48 drops Vitamin E Oil
48 grams Calendula Flowers Powder
24 grams Vegetable Glycerin

 

Benefits of Using a Facial Mask on your Skin

Using a facial mask on your skin can provide many benefits for the health of your skin. When you apply this substance to your face, it starts acting right away to pull harmful oils from your face. When you do this, the ingredients whether they be clays, enzymes, or charcoals; penetrate deep into your skin over time. You should know what kinds of skin issues you have before picking a face mask that will work for you. For example, if you have acne or harmful bacteria in your skin, then use Activated Charcoal to draw it out of your skin. You could also go the route of using sheet masks for sensitive skin, and will leave your skin feeling smooth.

Benefits of Using Calendula Flowers in your CosmeticsBenefits of Using Calendula Flowers in your Cosmetics

Calendula Flowers have been known to reduce muscle spasms and reduce fever symptoms in most people. When used in cosmetics, these flowers have been known to reduce inflammation and acne. You can also use these flowers in soap making recipes and lotion recipes. If you also have any burns, you can use soap that is made with Calendula to relieve the symptoms of the burn on your skin. A fun fact about Calendula is that it can also naturally color soap as well. So, if you don’t want to always have to stick to using soap colorant, then you can try this alternative out for yourself. So, if in the near future you are ever wanting to make a homemade DIY project that provides a lot of benefits for your body, then try using Calendula for yourself, and see how amazing you feel afterward.

Before you start making this Facial Mask for Acne Recipe, you want to clean and sanitize your work area. When you are making this recipe, it is recommended that you wear protective clothing, gloves, and a hair net. Working with a bunch of powders, it may also be in your best interest to want to wear a face mask . 

Setting Up and Weighing out the Dry IngredientsSetting Up and Weighing out the Dry Ingredients

Grab a medium sized mixing bowl, and set it on the scale. Tare out the weight of the mixing bowl on the scale to zero grams. You want to weigh out the pomegranate fruit, papaya leaf, calendula flowers, and green tea powders. The order that you weigh these powders doesn’t matter.

Mixing the Dry Ingredients TogetherMixing the Dry Ingredients Together

After adding the previous powders, you then want to add 448 grams of the Rhassoul Clay Powder.  After adding the last powder, you want to mix all of the powders around in the bowl until they are evenly dispersed. If you don’t evenly disperse them, you may not get the full effect of the facial mask all around your face. There are two ways you can mix these. First, you could put on some gloves, and move the powders around with your hands until they are fully dispersed among each other. When you do this, it doesn’t hurt to take your fingers and break up any clumps in the powder. Second, you could take a fork or spoon, and sift through the powders. 

Adding and Mixing the Wet Ingredients into the PowderAdding and Mixing the Wet Ingredients into the Powder

After mixing all of the dry ingredients in the mixing bowl, the next step is to add in the wet ingredients. The first wet ingredient to add to the facial mask mixture is the Vitamin E Oil. Vitamin E Oil is a natural oil that can protect your skin against sunburn damage, and can also be used to counteract inflammation. Use the disposable pipette to add the oil into the mixture. You want to fill up the pipette with the oil, then add 48 drops of the vitamin e oil to the dry mixture. Afterward, you want to dispose of the pipette and get a new one. With the new pipette, fill it with tea tree essential oil. You want to add 64 drops of the tea tree essential oil to the mixture. 

Packaging the Dry Ingredients

When the oils are added to the mixture, thoroughly mix the ingredients together. You want to make sure that there are no clumps leftover in the mixture when you are done mixing it. Like before, it may also help to put on gloves, and go through with your hands afterward and break apart any clumps. The mixture should still be a powdery substance when you are done mixing. Now that the powdered portion is finished, scoop the mixture in the bowl into the four ounce jars. Then, you can close the lids on the jars. You should place a lid on each of the jars as you finish filling them. The lids should easily go on. If you notice that you’re trying to force the lid, remove a little bit of the facial mask mixture, and try again.

Packaging the Vegetable Glycerin

Next, you want to prepare seven 1 oz clear bullet bottles. When preparing these bottles, it wouldn’t hurt to put some decent space in between them to avoid knocking one of them over. In each of these bottles, you want to add 24 grams of vegetable glycerin. You can do this by placing each bullet bottle on a scale, and tare it out to zero. Then after taring the bullet bottle, you can fill up a new disposable pipette with vegetable glycerin and add it to the bottle. When all the bottles are properly filled, you want to place a white ribbed lid on each of the bottles. You should tightly secure the lids on the bottles. This will eliminate the possibility of any leaks.

Using the Facial Mask for Acne Recipe

Now that all of the ingredients are completely made, the next step is to use the facial mask. Before using the face mask, make sure to clean up your work area when you are done, as there are a lot of products that were used that could’ve gotten everywhere. To use the facial mask, you want to first get a small mixing bowl. In this small mixing bowl, you want to add one tablespoon of powder, two tablespoons of water, and about 1/2 teaspoon of vegetable glycerin. After adding these ingredients in the bowl, mix them well to get a complete consistency. After you are done mixing these ingredients together, the facial mask is ready to use and apply to your face.

A Side Note for this Recipe

As a side note, here at Nature’s Garden we choose to package the powder separately from the Vegetable Glycerin in our facial mask for acne recipe. Since we don’t have to create the mask with water, this will eliminate the need to add a preservative to it. The reason behind this is that microorganisms and bacteria thrive and live in water induced environments. To eliminate this threat when packaging the face masks, we use vegetable glycerin packaged separately instead, so preservatives aren’t needed. You customers can then mix up the facial masks as needed. This efficient solution will allow your customer to interact more with how they want their facial masks. They can add more water if they would like a thinner mask and less water to make a thicker consistency You can make about 8 facial masks from each of the 4 oz jars. 

We hope that you enjoy your facial mask recipe, and all of the benefits that come along with using it. This recipe cuts deep into the skin, and as you can see it uses a lot of different powders. This recipe will absorb a lot of those harmful oils that cause acne on your face. The facial mask will also leave behind smooth skin where it was applied. This face mask will clear the skin on your face and have you looking fresh again.

Other Uses for Tea Tree Essential OilOther Uses for Tea Tree Essential Oil

Tea Tree Essential Oil is a natural oil that is used in this facial mask for acne recipe, and there are many other uses for it besides for acne relief. This article called “How Does Tea Tree Oil Help the Skin?” goes in depth about different uses for this natural remedy. Tea Tree Oil is also a great natural oil to use on your hair and nails. If you ever have issues with dry, itchy skin, Tea Tree Oil on it to alleviate the itchiness. It is also known that Tea Tree Oil can be used to expedite the time that it takes wounds to heal. When you use it, make sure to add a drop of Tea Tree Oil to a wound healing ointment, and apply that directly to the cut. Tea Tree Oil can also be used to aid in hair growth.

 

Nature’s Garden does not hold any responsibility for the performance of any recipes provided on our website. Testing is completely on you, and is your responsibility. It is also up to you to follow the FDA regulations when making these recipes. If there are any ingredients that you come across on any of our recipes that we don’t sell, then we will not offer any advice on where to find such ingredients. It is up to you to find these ingredients on your own. 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.

Mar
17

Premature Aging Facial Mask Recipe


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Premature Aging Facial Mask RecipePremature Aging Facial Mask Recipe

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

Ingredients Found at Natures Garden:

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

Other Ingredients and Equipment You Will Need:

Mixing Bowls
Mixing Spoons
Scale

Total Recipe Amounts:

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

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

Why Facial Masks Are GreatWhy Facial Masks Are Great

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

Background on the Recipe PowdersBackground on the Recipe Powders

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

Dead sea clay powder:Dead sea clay powder:

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

Rose hips powder:Rose hips powder: 

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

Camu camu powder:Camu Camu powder:

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

Noni fruit powder:Noni fruit powder:

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

Carrot powder:Carrot powder:

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

Weigh Out the Dead Sea ClayWeigh Out the Dead Sea Clay

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

Incorporate the Other PowdersIncorporate the Other Powders

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

Add in the Vitamin E OilAdd in the Vitamin E Oil

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

Integrate the Amyris Essential OilIntegrate the Amyris Essential Oil

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

Scoop the Mixture into the JarsScoop the Mixture into the Jars

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

Make the Vegetable Glycerin BottlesMake the Vegetable Glycerin Bottles

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

Using Your Anti-Aging Facial Mask

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

Preservatives in Face Masks

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

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

Powders for Facial Products

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

Important Disclaimers

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

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

Mar
06

15 Fragrance Oils for St Patty’s Day


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15 Fragrance Oils for St Pattys Day15 Fragrance Oils for St Patty’s Day

Are you feeling lucky? St. Patrick’s day is the holiday where everyone is wearing green, and enjoying pinching those who don’t. This holiday is dedicated to celebrating everything Irish. Here we discuss 15 fragrance oils for St Patty’s Day featured from Nature’s Garden. Many of these fragrances either have a scent that resembles something green, or resemble something that is used to celebrate the holiday. There are many fun recipes that you can make that have been thought up and created here at Nature’s Garden. Some of the recipes include candle and soap recipes like our Beer Candle Cold Process Soap Recipe. Or, even a candle recipe like our Rainbow Candle. Have fun trying our different fragrance oils in your homemade recipes this St.Patrick’s Day season!

 

15 Fragrance Oils for St Pattys Day - 4 Leaf Clover Fragrance Oil15 Fragrance Oils for St Patty’s Day – 4 Leaf Clover Fragrance Oil

There is nothing more lucky than coming across finding a 4 leaf clover. St.Patrick’s Day celebrates people’s luck and good fortune. 4 Leaf Clover Fragrance Oil features the scents of this lucky plant. The top notes of this fragrance oil include fresh cut grass and ozone. The top notes sit on top of middle notes of clover and wisteria. All of these scents sit on top notes of moss and earth. As you can see, there are a lot of fresh fragrances that make up this fragrance oil. A fun fact about 4 leaf clovers to, every 1 in 10,000 leaf clovers supposedly have 4 leaves.

 

15 Fragrance Oils for St Pattys Day - Australian Bamboo Grass Fragrance Oil15 Fragrance Oils for St Patty’s Day -Australian Bamboo Grass Fragrance Oil

These fresh edible shoots have a fresh fragrance to them that people enjoy. Bamboo is a flowering plant that is also known as being the fastest growing plant in the world. This type of bamboo grows in the northern area of Australia and can grow up to 8m in height. Australian Bamboo Grass Fragrance Oil captures the scent of the bamboo with top notes of lemon zest, spearmint, bamboo, lime,  and fresh air. Then these top notes sit on top of middle notes of lily of the valley and french lavender. Lastly, these notes sit on bottom notes of palm bark, musk, and bamboo stalks. As you can see, there are many fresh scents that make up this fragrance oil. This fragrance oil will freshen up the aroma of any home.

 

15 Fragrance Oils for St Pattys Day - Basil Sage Mint Fragrance Oil15 Fragrance Oils for St Patty’s Day – Basil Sage Mint Fragrance Oil

The mixture of fresh herbs is always a relaxing scent that anybody can enjoy when they wanna relax. Our Basil Sage Mint Bubble Bar Recipe is the perfect green recipe for your bathtub that uses Basil Sage Mint Fragrance Oil. A bubble bar essentially crumbles apart, and can be added to your bath water to make bubbles. This aroma consists of notes of orange, lemon, peppermint sprigs, lily of the valley, jasmine, and many other notes. This fragrance oil is the perfect way to start off your day in the same festive mood as what makes up St. Patrick’s Day.

 

15 Fragrance Oils for St Pattys Day - Beer Fragrance Oil15 Fragrance Oils for St Patty’s Day – Beer Fragrance Oil

Drinking is the daily activity normally associated with St. Patrick’s Day. There is no better beverage to indulge in on this festive holiday than beer. For those who enjoy the bubbly, fresh aroma of beer, Beer Fragrance Oil is just for you. If you happen to have any Red Solo cups laying around, then there is a fun diy soap recipe that we’ve come up with that you can make from the comfort of your home. Our Red Solo Cup Soap Recipe is a fun soap to make. You can use our Da Bomb Soap Dye to make several different colors variations of this soap recipe. For this recipe, we used yellow, red, and blue; but you aren’t limited to these colors only. We hope you enjoy smelling this fun aroma during the holidays.


15 Fragrance Oils for St Pattys Day - Cucumber & Melons Fragrance Oil
15 Fragrance Oils for St Patty’s Day -Cucumber & Melons Fragrance Oil

Cucumber and Melon have always been known to be a refreshing combination when it comes to fragrances. Cucumber & Melons Fragrance Oil is commonly seen in lotion recipes. But, we at Nature’s Garden decided to create a fun application for this fragrance oil and made a Cucumber Melon Slime Recipe. You will be smelling fresh all day after using this fragrance in our recipes. This fragrance uses notes of cucumber, green oily note, violet, and honeydew melon. This skin safe fragrance oil can also be used in hand soaps to put in your bathrooms.

 

15 Fragrance Oils for St Pattys Day - Dandelion Pear Fragrance Oil15 Fragrance Oils for St Patty’s Day – Dandelion Pear Fragrance Oil

This plant scented aroma uses a wide variety of floral scents that blend well with fruity scents to make a scent great for your home. Everything about Dandelion Pear Fragrance Oil contains scents that you’d normally associate with spring and summer. So, during the cold months, you can use this fragrance oil in your home to help make it feel warmer. This fragrance oil uses notes of dandelion, wildflowers, pear, green tea leaves, aloe vera, and musk. So, next time you feel like you need a way to freshen up your home after spring cleaning, then this fragrance oil is the perfect choice to do so.

 

15 Fragrance Oils for St Pattys Day - Fresh Bamboo Fragrance Oil15 Fragrance Oils for St Patty’s Day – Fresh Bamboo Fragrance Oil

The favorite food choice for panda bears, these fast growing plants can be found in all areas of the world. Bamboo is an evergreen flowering plant and serves in a wide variety of uses. Bamboo has a fresh, plant scent to it that is incorporated into this fragrance oil. Fresh Bamboo Fragrance Oil uses notes of golden bamboo, sparkling bergamot, red grapefruit, night-blooming jasmine, cyclamen, muguet lily, and wild grasses. If you want to make a candle using this fragrance oil, then our color recommendations suggest 2 drops of liquid green color dye to 4 pounds of candle wax. Making a green candle would make for the perfect St. Patrick’s Day decoration.

 

Green Irish Fragrance Oil15 Fragrance Oils for St Patty’s Day – Green Irish Fragrance Oil

What perfect fragrance oil for St. Patrick’s Day than a fragrance called Green Irish Fragrance Oil. This fragrance represents the green spirit of the holiday itself. Due to its abundance of green on its countryside, Ireland is also known as the Emerald Isle. This fragrance starts with top notes of Sicilian Bergamot, wild lavender, cool cyclamen, lemon, and verbena. These top notes are followed by middle notes of Wild Eucalyptus, Fern,  Red Geranium, Iris, and Violet. Then, these notes all sit on top of bottom notes of Cedarwood, Labdanum, Transparent Musk, Olibanum, Sandalwood, and Ambergris. Try this fun, mixed fragrance this St.Patricks day, and impress your friends and family with the fresh smell of your home.

 

15 Fragrance Oils for St Pattys Day - Lime Basil Mango Fragrance Oil15 Fragrance Oils for St Patty’s Day – Lime Basil Mango Fragrance Oil

If you are a fan of fruity scents, then this is the fragrance oil for you. Lime Basil Mango Fragrance Oil is the perfect tropical array of fresh fruits that blend well with the fresh scent of basil. So, we all know that basil has a strong, pungent, sweet smell to it that many people even enjoy in cooking. However, when used in soap, this scent combo also tends to be very strong, and leave an amazing impression. Besides soap, you can also use this fragrance oil in candles, bath and body products, and perfumes. So what does this fragrance oil smell like?  Well, this fragrance oil uses notes of kaffir lime, mango, lemon, basil, lemongrass, orange blossom, ginger, and musk.

 

15 Fragrance Oils for St Pattys Day - NG Aloe & White Lilac Fragrance Oil15 Fragrance Oils for St Patty’s Day – NG Aloe & White Lilac Fragrance Oil

Florals are always the ideal scent of spring, and just wanting to start a new. This refreshing fragrance oil incorporates the essence of St. Patrick’s day by bringing the spirits of spring into your home. Everything about spring spells green, and this fragrance oil even uses the aroma of fresh, green aloe leaves. NG Aloe & White Lilac Fragrance Oil will give you a strong floral smell in any of your recipes and is suggested to be tested in products before being used in recipes. This fragrance oil starts with top notes of petitgrain, Italian bergamot, and ozonic notes. Then it’s followed by middle notes of lilac, lily of the valley, and hints of tuberose. Finally, this fragrance oil is finished off with bottom notes of sweet vanilla, amber, precious musk, and oakmoss.

 

15 Fragrance Oils for St Pattys Day - Peppermint Fragrance Oil15 Fragrance Oils for St Patty’s Day – Peppermint Fragrance Oil

If you’re looking for a strong scent that will assist with any breathing ailments, then try our Peppermint Fragrance Oil. This fragrance oil is very crisp, clean, and true to the natural smell of real peppermint. This fragrance oil represents St. Patrick’s Day because it resembles the aroma of green peppermint leaves. A fun fact about peppermint is that it can also aid in indigestion and any of the tastes that are associated with it. So, if you have a hefty dinner, then try eating a dinner mint, and it should help with quicker digestion. Our Peppermint Fragrance Oil is body safe and can be used on the skin, so you can add it to soap and body products.

 

Rainbow Fragrance Oil15 Fragrance Oils for St Patty’s Day – Rainbow Fragrance Oil

When you see a rainbow the first instinct is wanting to find that pot of gold at the end of it. This St. Patrick’s Day fragrance oil incorporates a bunch of different fruits and flowers that are each colored to resemble different colors of the rainbow. Rainbow Fragrance Oil can be used in candle making, soap making, and body product recipes. This fragrance oil uses top notes of pear, green grapes, kiwi, raspberry and peach. These top fruity notes are sitting on top of middle notes of jasmine and lily of the valley. All of these notes sit on top of a well rounded bottom note of white musk.

 

Sage Leaf Fragrance Oil15 Fragrance Oils for St Patty’s Day – Sage Leaf Fragrance Oil

Fresh herbal sage leaf scents are great for creative mixing with different fragrances. Sage itself can be used to promote healthy skin and is loaded with a lot of antioxidants that are healthy for you. When it comes to St. Patrick’s Day, Sage Leaf Fragrance Oil incorporates the green colors of the holiday. Nature’s Gardens’ Sage Fragrance Oil captures all of the qualities of this amazing herb. Our Doggy Shampoo Cold Process Soap Recipe uses this fragrance oil, and the soap is great to use for both you and your pet. So, when your looking for a herbal scent that is great for cleansing your home, try this fragrance oil in our candle and soap making recipes.

 

Spearmint Fragrance Oil15 Fragrance Oils for St Patty’s Day – Spearmint Fragrance Oil

Next, the refreshing scent of spearmint will always leave you feeling fresh. Spearmint Fragrance Oil is strong and very true to its name, and will make you feel icy cool. Fun fact, there was a research done at the University of Cincinnati that has proved that sniffing spearmint can increase concentration levels. In addition, when associated with St. Patrick’s Day, spearmint leaves resemble a fresh, green scent that will brighten up any mood. You can also make Spearmint Soap from one of our recipes at Nature’s Garden for a strong smelling soap.

 

Watercress & Aloe Fragrance Oil15 Fragrance Oils for St Patty’s Day – Watercress & Aloe Fragrance Oil

Watercress is one of the oldest known leaf vegetables that has been eaten by humans and is an aquatic plant. Watercress & Aloe Fragrance Oil uses subtle notes of lemon rind, fresh palm leaves, fresh watercress, aloe notes, jasmine, and eucalyptus. If you want more herbs in your scent, try this mp soap recipe using this fragrance oil. The Chamomile Clay Soap  will leave you smelling great.

On top of using our fragrance oils, you can also find other fun festivities to be involved in to celebrate your St. Patrick’s Day. This article called 9 Things to Do on St. Patrick’s Day for Kids gives a list of different events you can have fun doing. For example, you can enjoy your St. Patrick’s day by watching a fun parade. Another fun St.Patrick’s Day activity that many people enjoy is eating a hearty Irish dinner.

Mar
04

Face Mask for Scars Recipe


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Face Mask for Scars RecipeFace Mask for Scars Recipe

Have you been struggling with old acne scars? There are some methods out there that help with old scars that have been left on the skin. Something that may be able to help is our face mask for scars recipe. This is a brand new facial mask that we at Natures Garden just recently created. Acne scars can be such a pain to recover from and get rid of. We care about all types of skin and all of the different skin conditions. So, we believe that there should be products out there to help with these types of skin issues. We hope that this face mask for scars recipe can be of some help to customers just like you!

Ingredients Found at Natures Garden:

Bentonite Clay Powder
Marshmallow Root Powder
Slippery Elm Bark Powder
Olive Leaf Powder
Aloe Vera Leaf Powder
VITAMIN E OIL (Tocopherol T-50) Natural
Geranium Essential Oil
VEGETABLE GLYCERIN
Disposable Pipettes
1 oz. Clear PET Bullet Bottle
White Ribbed Lids 20/410
4 oz. Clear PET Jars
White Straight Lid Smooth 58/400

Other Ingredients and Equipment You Will Need:

Mixing Bowls
Mixing Spoons
Scale

Total Recipe Amounts:

48 grams Marshmallow Root Powder
48 grams Slippery Elm Bark Powder
448 grams Bentonite Clay Powder

48 grams Olive Leaf Powder
48 grams Aloe Vera Leaf Powder
64 drops Geranium Essential Oil
48 drops Vitamin E Oil
84 grams Vegetable Glycerin

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

Background on the Powders for the RecipeBackground on the Powders for the Recipe

We think that is important to know the reasons behind the powders we chose to use for this specific recipe. All herbal powders, herbs, flowers, etc. possess different qualities and properties. Some are better than others depending on the recipe you are making and what you want to use it for. For example, if you are trying to find products that will help reduce the size of your pores and will moisten your skin, then red Moroccan clay is going to be a great choice to incorporate into your recipe(s). We chose these ingredients carefully and according to specific skin issues. As you know, this one is for scarring.

Bentonite Clay PowderBentonite Clay Powder:

This clay powder originally comes in light grey and beige tones. When water is added to it, however, it turns into an olive colored green shade. Bentonite clay contributes some smoothness to cosmetic formulas when they are applied to the face and skin. It also helps clear impurities in the skin when added into products like this face mask. There are many other bath and body recipes that it performs fabulously in, such as shaving soap, cold process soap, lotions, and bath bombs. Some of the products we have created using it are the freshly ground coffee bath bombs and the Easter egg bath fizzies.

Marshmallow Root PowderMarshmallow Root Powder:

This type of powder is most commonly used for helping wounds to heal, reducing swelling, and for its ability to soothe and soften the skin. It is a good powder to add to products made for people with dry skin. Its ability to moisturize the surfaces will be helpful in recipes like lotion. Marshmallow root powder is also commonly added to bath tea, facial and body scrubs, creams, ointments, as well as bath bombs, hair products, and even toothpaste.

Slippery Elm Bark PowderSlippery Elm Bark Powder:

The next powder, slippery elm bark, is one of the ingredients from Essiac Tea. This is a blend of multiple herbs, including Indian rhubarb, burdock root, and some others that boost the immune system. It also helps to reduce redness and helps to soothe the skin. Slippery elm can also be used for medical benefits as well, such as an upset stomach, a sore throat, and for treating burns, scrapes, etc. This is added to hair products, soap, bath bombs, scrubs, and of course, facial masks like this one.

Olive Leaf PowderOlive Leaf Powder:

Our olive leaf powder originates from Albania and it has many beneficial properties to it. There are plenty of vitamins, antioxidants, and minerals in it. This powder can also help wounds to heal. These facts make it a great addition to many naturally homemade cosmetics. Some of them are bath teas, creams, lotions, facial toners, and massage oils. Olive powder can be added to facial masks to improve cell regeneration and to moisturize the skin. Another benefit of this powder is that it can be used as a natural green colorant to your cosmetic products. Adding more or less can alter the color and give you what you the one you are looking for. To see this powder in a different recipe, check out our floating Noah’s Ark soap recipe!

Aloe Vera Leaf PowderAloe Vera Leaf Powder:

Finally, we have our aloe vera leaf powder, which originates in Mexico. This is well known for its properties and abilities to heal skin. Since it has salicylates in it, this powder can really relieve pain. The aloe vera plant also contains healing powers with the gel inside. This is used for skin that is inflamed, irritated, or sunburned. This contains vitamin C, some minerals, and many antioxidants as well. Many recipes can be made with this powder, including bath bombs, cold process soap, bath salts, and shampoo. Some of the ones we have made are a pampered foot scrub and a sunburn relief bath tea recipe.

Add in the Bentonite Clay PowderAdd in the Bentonite Clay Powder

Now that all of you are more aware of the purposes behind choosing each of these herbal powders for this recipe, we can dive right into it. To begin, you will need to get a medium mixing bowl and a scale for weighing the powders out. We will start the recipe by measuring out 448 grams of the bentonite clay powder in the mixing bowl. 

Mix in the Other PowdersMix in the Other Powders

Next, get the rest of the dry powder ingredients ready to incorporate. We will weigh each of them out separately, however, the particular order does not matter since they will all be mixed together anyway. We started out with the marshmallow root powder, then added in the slippery elm bark powder, the olive leaf powder, and lastly, the aloe vera leaf powder.

Break Up the ClumpsBreak Up the Clumps

Once they are all in the mixing bowl, use your hands, with gloves on, to fully mix the ingredients and to break up any clumps in the mixture. You could also take a spoon to stir the powders, but we find it easier to use our hands in order to get all of the clumps out.

Integrate the Vitamin E Oil into the MixtureIntegrate the Vitamin E Oil into the Mixture

Now, take a disposable pipette and dip it into your bottle of vitamin e oil. Add 48 drops of this to the mixing bowl with the powder mixture. The vitamin e oil that we sell at Natures Garden is in its purest form, coming only from plant sources. Several cosmetic recipes have vitamin e oil listed as an ingredient. This is because it helps prevent the oils in the recipes from oxidizing, which would result in a rancid smell and change of color to brown. This is an antioxidant and is strictly to be used to prevent discoloration and products from becoming rancid. It is not meant to be used as a preservative, since that is not what this product is. Vitamin e oil will not kill bacteria in your projects unlike a true preservative would. 

Incorporate the Geranium Essential OilIncorporate the Geranium Essential Oil

Then, for the next step, use a different disposable pipette. Dip it into the geranium essential oil and add 64 drops of it to the same bowl. Geranium essential oil comes from the leaves and flowers of the plant pelargonium graveolens. It could also possibly provide several health benefits for conditions such as acne or irritations and infections of the skin. Since it is often used as aromatherapy, it has been said to help relieve anxiety, stress, and even depression. Other types of cosmetic recipes that it is commonly used in are room sprays, massage oils, and added to baths for relaxation.

Mix the Ingredients Together

At this point, everything should be in the bowl, including the bentonite clay, marshmallow root, slippery elm bark, olive leaf, aloe vera leaf, vitamin e oil, and the geranium essential oil. For this last step, take either a spatula or a spoon and mix all of these ingredients together from the mixture.

Fill Each of the Jars UpFill Each of the Jars Up

Once you have stirred everything together thoroughly, your powdered portion will be finished! Grab your four ounce clear jars to put your new face masks into! Take a spoon and scoop the powder into all seven of the jars until they are filled up and place a lid solidly on each one of them.

Make Up the Bottles of Vegetable GlycerinMake Up the Bottles of Vegetable Glycerin

Next, get all of your 1 oz. clear bullet bottles prepared and ready. You will also need your scale again for this step. Once you have them, fill all seven of them with 12 grams of the vegetable glycerin. After doing that, place a white ribbed lid tightly on each of the bottles.

Using the Facial Mask

Now, you might be wondering how you are going to actually apply this face mask. When you are ready, you will need to get a small mixing bowl out. You can start by scooping out a tablespoon of the powder mixture, two tablespoons of water, and about 1/2 teaspoon of the vegetable glycerin. Mix all of this together. 

Note: We did not add water to our facial mask, which means adding a preservative is not necessary. By packing the powder portion separately from the vegetable glycerin, it allows you to create a quicker product for your customers. Each one of the seven jars will make up approximately 8 facial masks.

We hope that you enjoyed learning about and creating our new face mask for scars recipe!

Ways to Keep Your Skin Young and Fresh

This blog for professional beauty tips gives helpful information for keeping skin looking young and beautiful. We thought that this goes along with these facial mask recipes for making and keeping skin looking great. They mention that skin discoloration and acne break outs can usually be avoided by tips like taking makeup off. Leaving makeup on while sleeping can lead to clogged pores, which is never a good thing for your skin. Protecting your skin is another big tip they offer. Wearing sunscreen can help to avoid wrinkles from developing as well as unhealthy skin conditions. Another big thing for keeping healthy looking skin is related to diet. Getting necessary nutrients is essential to having clear and glowing skin all over your body. If you would like to learn some of these tips and implement them into your daily skin care routines, check out the link above!

Important Disclaimers

Natures Garden sells these herbs for external use only. We do not sell them as food items. (We provide this information for purely educational purposes. It is not intended to be used to diagnose, cure, treat, or prevent any disease. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration). All herbs should be kept out of the reach of pets and children. When pregnant or lactating, special care should be taken when handling herbs. Natures Garden accepts no responsibility (written or implied) for any products you make with our herbs. It is the responsibility of the customer to do their own testing.

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

Mar
03

20 Floral Scents for Spring


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20 Floral Scents for Spring20 Floral Scents for Spring

There is nothing more refreshing than the first days of spring. When the air is still cool, but is just warming up from the after effects of a cold winter. Also, all of the many scents that you can get from the fresh flowers can entice your senses. Our fragrance oil line has many great fragrances that capture the true essence of these fresh scents. As seen below, we talk about 20 floral scents for Spring.

 

 

20 Floral Scents for Spring - Amazingly Grace Type Fragrance Oil20 Floral Scents for Spring – Amazingly Grace Type Fragrance Oil

Here is a feminine fragrance oil that will make you feel pretty all day. Try our Amazingly Grace Type Fragrance Oil in your own perfume and body spray recipe. This fruity and floral fragrance is very strong in perfumes and aroma beads and performs “Amazingly”.

 

 

Top Notes:  lemon sparkle, delicate lily, Italian bergamot
Mid Notes:  rose, jasmine, violet, citron, neroli
Base Notes:  musk, cedarwood

Let us know what fun recipes you can come up with using this strong fragrance oil.

 

20 Floral Scents for Spring - Antique Lace Fragrance Oil20 Floral Scents for Spring – Antique Lace Fragrance Oil

This fragrance oil is an amazing bouquet of floral scents that will entice your senses. Antique Lace Fragrance Oil captures the delicateness of an antique lace. An antique lace is an intricate laced design that is knitted together using many fine threads. Antique Lace Fragrance Oil uses notes of jasmine, fresh vanilla beans, and a bottom note of musk. This fragrance oil is great to use in bath and body products as well as candles.

 

20 Floral Scents for Spring - Aromatherapy Passion Fragrance Oil20 Floral Scents for Spring – Aromatherapy Passion Fragrance Oil

Aromatherapy is the use of aromatic scents to increase your psychological and physical well-being. Aromatherapy Passion Fragrance Oil is a fragrance that you can use to do just that. This fragrance is something you can easily become passionate about using as it uses a romantic combination of floral fragrance oils and essential oils.

Top Notes:  jasmine, rose, lily, lilac
Mid Notes:  heliotrope, violet, English ivy, gardenia, carnation, hyacinth, lavender
Base Notes: soft woods, vanilla

 

20 Floral Scents for Spring - Beach Daisies Fragrance Oil20 Floral Scents for Spring – Beach Daisies Fragrance Oil

Beach Daisies Fragrance Oil is a fragrance oil that helps you to capture the alluring smells of fresh green grass and blooming flowers while walking on the warm sands of the beach. When used in cold processes soap and candles, this fragrance performs the best in lighter yellow accents. You can make your own beach candles by using a little bit of yellow and brown liquid candle dye, and adding this fragrance oil. This fragrance oil is composed of the following notes…

Top Notes: Asian lemongrass, dune grass, daisy petals
Mid Notes:  gardenia bloom, ylang ylang, clove leaf
Base Notes:  blond woods, amber sands, sheer musk

 

20 Floral Scents for Spring - Bergamot & Tarragon Leaves Fragrance Oil20 Floral Scents for Spring – Bergamot & Tarragon Leaves Fragrance Oil

The dried peel of bergamot is what is used to give Earl Grey tea it’s flavor. You will get a fresh herbal sensation when using this fragrance oil. Bergamot & Tarragon Leaves Fragrance Oil is a true spa like fragrance that will help you to relax while getting slight hints of fruit. A fun recipe that you can use this fragrance oil in is our Skin Softening Bath Bomb Recipe which will leave your skin feeling wonderful. The notes contained in this fragrance oil include…

Top Notes:  grapefruit, lime, bergamot
Mid Notes:  basil, tarragon, green leaves, jasmine
Base Notes:  hyacinth, geranium, oakmoss, bamboo

 

20 Floral Scents for Spring - Birds of Paradise Fragrance Oil20 Floral Scents for Spring – Birds of Paradise Fragrance Oil

The Birds of Paradise Fragrance Oil is inspired by a tropical herb found in South Africa called the Birds of Paradise that resembles a bird in flight. This tropical herb contains beautiful blue and orange flowers that resemble the birds.  This fragrance oil is made up of a mixture of floral and amazing fruity scents. The notes that make up this fragrance oil consist of…

 

Top Notes:  lemon, orange, tuberose
Mid Notes:  birds of paradise, gardenia, rose, honeysuckle
Base Notes:  magnolia leaves, jasmine

 

20 Floral Scents for Spring - Burgundy Rose Fragrance Oil20 Floral Scents for Spring – Burgundy Rose Fragrance Oil

Burgundy Rose Fragrance Oil is the combination of the scent a fresh red rose and deep, rich Burgundy red wine. For your significant other, you can make a Rose Bath Bomb Recipe as a romantic Valentine’s or date night gift using this fragrance. Also, try this fragrance in some of our candle recipes and see how rich this smell is. The notes of this fragrance oil consist of burgundy rose, fresh white floral, burgundy wine, warmed by precious musk and apple wood, all finished with a rose fragrance.

 

20 Floral Scents for Spring - Cannabis Rose Type Fragrance Oil20 Floral Scents for Spring – Cannabis Rose Type Fragrance Oil

Our Cannabis Rose Type Fragrance Oil is one of our more unique blended fragrances that we carry. The cannabis rose has gained its popularity through Greek myth by being blessed by several Greek gods. This flower has a unique, sweet scent to it that many people have come to enjoy. There are many floral scents that make up the smell of this fragrance oil. The notes in this fragrance oil include: Bulgarian rose, pomegranate flower, bergamot, cannabis accord, sheer jasmine, and many other wonderful scents.

 

20 Floral Scents for Spring - Carnation Fragrance Oil20 Floral Scents for Spring – Carnation Fragrance Oil

That fresh scent that you get when you freshly pick a clean, crisp flower is the aroma that this fragrance oil creates. Carnation Fragrance Oil captures the scents of the freshly picked carnation petals with bottom notes of fresh greenery. There are many potential uses for this amazing fragrance including making your own candle. For use in candle wax, it is recommended that you use no more than 10% of the amount of this fragrance oil to the amount of wax.

 

20 Floral Scents for Spring - Chamomile Fragrance Oil20 Floral Scents for Spring – Chamomile Fragrance Oil

Chamomile is an herbal like flowering plant that is commonly used for natural herbal medicines and calming the senses. This flower is also commonly found being used in teas for aiding in the process of falling asleep. Chamomile Fragrance Oil captures the essence of freshly picked chamomile flowers mixed with a hint of fresh green herbs. This fragrance oil can be used in bath oils, lotions, perfumes, and soap recipes. A fun recipe of ours that you can create using this fragrance oil is our Chamomile Light Lotion Recipe.

 

20 Floral Scents for Spring - Daisy Type Fragrance Oil20 Floral Scents for Spring – Daisy Type Fragrance Oil

Our Daisy Type Fragrance Oil is a rendition of the popular Daisy fragrance created by Marc Jacobs. This fragrance will remind you of a fresh patch of daisies in the middle of the cool of Spring. You can use this fragrance oil in our Whipped Cupcake Soap Recipe, which is an easy and decorative recipe to make.

Top Notes: lemon, jasmine
Mid Notes: muguet lily, rose petals, African violet, day lily
Base Notes: cedar wood, patchouli, musk

 

20 Floral Scents for Spring - Easter Bunny Burps Fragrance Oil20 Floral Scents for Spring – Easter Bunny Burps Fragrance Oil

With Easter right around the corner, this fragrance oil will put you in the right mood for the holiday. Our Easter Bunny Burps Fragrance Oil went through 20 revisions before we finally found one that would work. The final result is a perfect mixture of garden greens with a slight hint of fresh mint. Then, combined with a middle note blend of spring flowers and green tones. All of these notes are finished off with a base of sandalwood for a warming glow. The fragrance oil is meant to capture the scents accompanying the life of the Easter Bunny.

 

20 Floral Scents for Spring - Floral Bouquet Fragrance Oil20 Floral Scents for Spring – Floral Bouquet Fragrance Oil

There is nothing more refreshing in Spring that the array of different floral aromas that you can come across. This Floral Bouquet Fragrance Oil contains the scent of all the flowers that you can come across in a flower shoppe.

Top Notes: peach, eucalyptus, apple blossoms
Mid Notes:  hydrangea, rose, carnation, tulip
Base Notes:  jasmine, gardenia, cut grass, flower stems

This fragrance oil is amazing for give your home a refreshing scent when mixing with our potpourri and incense.

20 Floral Scents for Spring - Fresh Cut Roses Fragrance Oil20 Floral Scents for Spring – Fresh Cut Roses Fragrance Oil

Roses are truly the flower of romance. Not only do these flowers contain a deep, attractive color to them; but they give off an aroma that is enticing to any nose. Our Fresh Cut Roses Fragrance Oil smells just like a freshly cut rose. This fragrance oil is one of our more popular sellers, and anyone can vouch on how fresh it smells. Did you also know that each colored rose has a different meaning behind it’s color? For example, pink-elegance colored roses usually resemble sincerity, loyalty, and purity.

 

20 Floral Scents for Spring - Icy Shine Fragrance Oil20 Floral Scents for Spring – Icy Shine Fragrance Oil

Icy Shine Fragrance Oil is a cooling type of fragrance that will give you a fresh feeling. This fragrance oil encompasses a wide variety of floral all mixed with fresh fruits. If you like your hair smelling fresh, then there is a Silky Hair Gel Recipe that we have made that you can make for yourself.

Top:  Raspberries, Melon, Orange
Mid:  Muguet, Peony, Rose, Jasmine, Magnolia
Base:  Vanilla, Musk

 

20 Floral Scents for Spring - Lavender Fragrance Oil20 Floral Scents for Spring – Lavender Fragrance Oil

If you need help falling asleep, then lavender is just for you to help with this. Our Lavender Fragrance Oil is the perfect aroma of true lavender flowers. You can make a candle with this fragrance oil, and it is recommended that you use a shredded purple color block to 4 pounds of candle wax. We also have a Natural Deodorant Recipe that you can make using this fragrance oil for feeling clean.

 

 

20 Floral Scents for Spring - Magnolia in Bloom Fragrance Oil20 Floral Scents for Spring – Magnolia in Bloom Fragrance Oil

Magnolia in Bloom Fragrance Oil is a sensual, enticing scent that is complex with many different floral aromas. This fragrance oil is made up of notes of top notes of mandarin, ylang ylang, grapefruit, freesia, and hyacinth. Sitting on middle notes of tuberose, magnolia, plum, and lily. All sitting on base notes of white musk and vanilla bean. The colors that this fragrance work best in are purple and read if you want to make a candle or any bath & body products.

 

20 Floral Scents for Spring - NG Blue Hydrangea Type Fragrance Oil20 Floral Scents for Spring – NG Blue Hydrangea Type Fragrance Oil

A Hydrangea is a bluish flower that grows in small clusters, and the name is supposed to mean “water vessels”. Our NG Blue Hydrangea Type Fragrance Oil is an amazing replication of Yankee’s scent. To compliment the color of this flower, it’s recommended to use a blue candle dye coloring to color any candle that you make using this fragrance oil. You can also make lotions, perfumes, soap, and many other unique recipes.

 

20 Floral Scents for Spring - NG Rose & Violet Type Fragrance Oil20 Floral Scents for Spring – NG Rose & Violet Type Fragrance Oil

Some fresh flowers that smells wonderful in the fresh bloom of spring are roses and violets. These two flowers give off a wonderful aroma, and are very strong and unique in their own nature. Our NG Rose & Violet Type Fragrance Oil smells very closely to that of a fabric softener. This fragrance oil also adds its own splash of uniqueness by adding in notes of coconut, orange, and musk.

 

20 Floral Scents for Spring - Peony Fragrance Oil20 Floral Scents for Spring – Peony Fragrance Oil

The peony flower is a flower that is native to only Asia, Europe, and Western North America. These flowers have about 30 plus known species world wide, each with their own special color. Our Peony Fragrance Oil is one of the best floral fragrances that we have ever smelled, and is a best seller! Make sure when you are making any recipe with this fragrance oil containing a vanilla base, make sure to use Vanilla White Color Stabilizer to keep the true color in the recipe.

 

When talking about Spring fragrance oils, you can’t help but think about the many amazing flowers that make up these fragrances. Here is an article called “These Are the Flowers You Should Plant on the First Day of Spring“, that talks about different flowers that you can consider planting on the first day of spring. One of the prettiest flowers in this bunch that you can plant are tulips, not only do they have their own amazing sweet scent to them, but look great when growing in bunches. Another pretty flower are Camellias, as these flowers grow in many different layers. These flowers require acidic soil to grow in, and can be trained to grow against a shady wall.

Feb
28

Cold Process Soap Making Supplies


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Cold Process Soap Making SuppliesCold Process Soap Making Supplies

We at Natures Garden would like to share with you the supplies and materials needed when making cold process soap! We know that the majority of our customers are familiar with the soap and candle making industries. However, we think that it is important to provide educational blogs, videos, and recipes for beginners and anyone looking to learn or expand their knowledge. There are many different classes and recipes on our website that help guide our customers when making homemade projects. One of the main topics that these center around is cold process soap. We will dive into the process, some of our classes, and mention multiple recipes we have. Let’s get started!

Cold Process SoapCold Process Soap

In general, soap crafters consider cold process soap to be one of the most common methods for soap making. This method has been termed “cold process” because there is no outside heating source applied to initiate the process of saponification. Hot process soap uses different types of heating sources, such as the stove or a crock pot. On the other hand, in cold process soap, the lye mixture creates heat and saponifies the oils by itself. The lack of a heat source unfortunately means that this type of soap will take a lot longer to cure. The typical curing time for cold process soap is between 4 and 6 weeks. Although lengthy, this curing time is necessary to allow the soap to harden. The longer cure time will also help your soap to be more tolerable on the skin.

After creating your soap, you can decide whether or not you want to insulate it. A lot of the research we read suggests insulating, but it is mostly up to your personal preference. We have written a blog in the past about how you can insulate soap to promote gel phase. After pouring the soap into your mold, surround it with layers of towels or blankets. The layers will absorb the heat while your soap undergoes saponification. This process is the gel phase, where the fats in your soap become hardened. The key to this process is evenly heating the soap in order to prevent a partial gel from occurring. If you insulate, it will accelerate saponification and the finished look will look slightly shiny. By deciding to put your soap in the fridge instead, saponification will slow down and the finish will look more matte.

Ingredients in Cold Process Soap: LYEIngredients in Cold Process Soap: Lye

Now that we have discussed the process of insulation, we should mention ingredients that are important for cp soap. In order to get your bars of soap to turn out correctly, measuring the ingredients to a tee is very important. Starting with the main ingredient, sodium hydroxide, which is also known as lye. This is completely necessary to make cold process soap. Lye is an emulsifier, which allows oils and butters to mix with water and make soap. Without it, these ingredients would not mix which would prevent any soap being made. By adding too much lye, it can result in your soap having a higher PH level, which may end up causing burns and irritation to the skin. On the other hand, if the lye is not balanced properly with the oils, it can interfere with the reaction, which can lead to greasy and oily bars of soap.

Ingredients in Cold Process Soap: OILSIngredients in Cold Process Soap: Oils

Palm oil, coconut oil, and olive oil pomace are all commonly used when making cold process soap. They contribute different qualities to your soap depending on their main properties. We have a chart on our website that breaks down the soaping oil properties for each type of oil. The properties we looked at are hardness, cleansing, conditioning level, bubbly lather, creamy lather, and sap value. Also included in the chart is some miscellaneous information to provide you with more knowledge about each of the oils. Palm oil is high in its hardness, conditioning, and creamy lathering elements. Coconut oil contributes to hardness, cleansing quality, and bubbly lather. Olive oil pomace is very high in conditioning, which is definitely an ideal quality for soap. The combination of these three oils would create a soap that cleanses thoroughly, lathers nicely, and is gentle on the skin all at the same time.

Ingredients in Cold Process Soap: COLORANTSIngredients in Cold Process Soap: Colorants

Some other ingredients that are commonly added to cold process soap are FUN soap colorants, soap dyes, and mica pigments. We have many different color options to choose from in colorants, dyes, and beautiful diamond dust and 24K gold micas. When it comes to adding colorants or pigments, some may cause color morphing, which could affect the appearance aspect of your soap. To save yourself the frustration of ruining a batch of soap that discolors to something you do not like, you can test this out before hand. This can be done by taking a small amount of soap dye or mica pigment and adding it to a little of the lye mixture. You will be able to see your results quickly.

Cold Process Soap TestingCold Process Soap Testing

We have taken the time to test each of our fragrance oils in cold process soap. This way, our customers are able to see the results before they decide to use them. When we tested them, we were specifically looking for acceleration, discoloration, ricing, separation, and scent retention. We have the results for each of them on the website in video form as well as a chart. These videos can be found when you search by the individual fragrance oils. Over 300 of them did not cause any discoloration. A few included in these are the Aromatherapy Energizing, Blueberry, Egyptian Musk, and Magnolia. Some of the ones that caused discoloration include Absinthe, Blue Cotton Candy, Cream Soda, and Pomegranate Cider. If you would like to see the rest of the criteria we tested like ricing and separation for each fragrance, use our soap testing results chart to find out!

Cold Process Soap Class 101Cold Process Soap Class 101

We have a couple of classes on the website that are good for beginner soap makers. The first one is our Cold Process Soap Class 101. It is easy to follow along with this class, but you will need to get your ingredients ahead of time. As we mentioned before, the most important one you need to create cold process soap is lye. You will also need distilled water, vinegar, some soaping oils, a fragrance oil that is body safe, and colorant(s) that are body safe. There is plenty of equipment you will need to safely make cold process soap, a list of which can be found in our Soaping 101 Class.

Doing your research before making cold process soap for the first time is extremely important. For example, if you have never worked with lye before, you will need to learn about it before hand. Your top priority when making soap should be practicing proper safety because accidents may happen if precautions are not taken. Another thing when it comes to lye is that it cannot be stored in or combined with any containers or other products that are made out of aluminum or tin. The reason for this is that the combination will cause a violent reaction. For these reasons, we implore you to use the safety gear that is provided by Natures Garden including safety goggles, a safety mask, and gloves. One last thing to remember is that the materials and equipment used when making soap should never be used for food again. By keeping these steps in mind and being cautious, making soap can be both easy and fun!

Beginners Cold Process Soap RecipeBeginners Cold Process Soap Recipe

Another one of our cold process classes for beginners makes an easy to follow cold process soap recipe. This is the perfect recipe to start with if you have no experience making this type of soap. Natures Garden sells each of the items featured in this recipe. This makes it possible and convenient to get your products from a single source. This soap uses Rain Barrel Fragrance Oil which is a fragrance oil that is original to this company! It has notes of leafy greens balanced with lavender, cedar, musk, highlights of lemon, and fresh water. You will also need some pieces of equipment including a thermometer, a stainless steel mitre box with a cutter, and disposable pipettes. Also remember to always use your safety glasses, gloves, and a mask when preparing your recipes.

Thirty Free Cold Process Soap RecipesThirty Free Cold Process Soap Recipes

For a blog that we wrote in the past, we created a list of thirty cold process soap recipes. Many of the homemade recipes on our website are for melt and pour soap and cold process soap. We want to share with you some of our favorites for you to try out for yourself! In this list of thirty, we have our Hot Fudge Brownies CP Soap, Caramel Custard Soap, Energized CP Soap, and Peppered Poppy Seed CP Soap. The ones in this compiled list are fun and easy recipes to create, are homemade and original to us. The two classes that we mentioned above are sure to help you get started on making your cold process soap.

Bastille Cold Process Soap RecipeBastille Cold Process Soap Recipe

One specific type of soap that you can make is called bastille. The term “bastille” commonly refers to a type of cold process soap but it can also be made as a hot process soap. There is a very high percentage of olive oil in this soap, 70% or more. We like and prefer to use olive oil pomace in many of our recipes, in addition to other types of oils. Olive oil will increase the lathering quality of your soap and helps it to cure faster. We want to share this recipe for Bastille Soap from Natures Garden, which will make about three pounds of soap. It is an easy to follow recipe and can be made into your own by adding in a soap colorant or mica pigment!

More with Cold Process Soap

If you would like a more in depth description of making this type of soap, check out this blog page about The Cold Process Method to Make Soap. This recipe comes from a business called The Spruce Crafts and was written by David Fisher. This page walks you through a step by step tutorial on how to make your own cold process soap. He explains the ingredients and equipment you will need, how to create your soap mixture, and allowing it to set up and complete saponification. This is another great source you can use in order to learn more about cold process soap!

 

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

Feb
26

How to use Castor Oil in Soap


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How to use Castor Oil in Soap

There are a lot of different oils available that you can use to add to your soap recipe. Soap contains fatty acids which these oils make up. One oil that stands out is Castor Oil, and I’m going to explain how to use castor oil in soap. Castor Oil is commonly used in cold process soaps to give it a very lathery feel, and is all around a wonderful product to use. You aren’t only limited to soaps though, castor oil can be used in different cosmetic skin oils, bath products, lip products, and many other different products. Explained below are a lot of different benefits you can get out of castor oil, and some of our recipes that we’ve created using it.

 

Castor Oil Usage Rates in Cold Processed SoapCastor Oil Usage Rates in Cold Process Soap

The basic foundation of making any type of soap is mixing fatty acids, lye, and water. For cold process soaps, or any soap in general, NaOH is the preferred lye compound to use. Castor oil is used in the category of fatty acids, as it is made up of three different acids. The fatty acids are identified below with their percentage amount used in the castor oil composition. It is recommended that 5%-8% of castor oil is used in any cold process or hot process soap recipe. Using anywhere above 10% is known to make your soap really stick and unappealing to use.  Also, to saponify one gram of Castor Oil, you need to add .128-.180mg of NaOH for cold processed soap. Castor oil is also known to have a shelf life of one year after opening.

Ricinoleic – 90%
Oleic – 4%
Linoleic – 4%

Properties of Castor Oil

There are many unique properties associated with castor oil that make it a great oil choice to use in cold process soap. Castor Oil is a humectant, which means that it attracts moisture to your skin. Due to this property, it’s great to use in cold process soap, because it’ll allow you to retain moisture when using.  You can also add castor oil to lip balms and massage oils to create a silky glide. The silky glide will make applying the product way easier. On top of its moisturizing qualities, this oil is also known to provide hair growth stimulation as well. Just add the oil to any of our soap or conditioner recipes to see it’s full effects. Adding this oil to cold process soap will also make it more conditioning, thus allowing your hands to be softer after use.

 

Castor Oil for Soap and CosmeticsBenefits of Using Castor Oil

There are many benefits to using castor oil in any of our recipes. This oil is a thicker oil, so any product that it’s used in will be an excellent moisturizer. There are also a lot of natural fatty acids that make up this oil. This makes the oil great for use with the skin.  Castor oil will not only moisturize you, but will nourish your skin as well. When used in lotions and body butters, this oil is also known to make your skin appear more youthful. This oil can also be used in cosmetics, like for example in mascara. When used in mascara, castor oil is believed to be contributed to growing darker, more full eyebrows over time. When applied directly to the skin, this oil is also known to be antibacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-inflammatory.

 

Castor Oil in Soap: Tuscan Wine CP Soap RecipeCastor Oil in Soap: Tuscan Wine CP Soap Recipe

Tuscan Wine Cold Process Soap is a creative soap that we’ve created here at Nature’s Garden. This soap captures the colors of wine, and the dark purple colors of grapes. Something unique about this recipe is that it uses real wine in the soap. With the castor oil being used in the soap recipe, it will create a lot of conditioning and lather from the soap. On top of the castor oil, this recipe contains 5 different types of oils. Have fun when making this recipe using real wine.

 

Castor Oil in Soap: Beard Oil RecipeCastor Oil in Soap: Beard Oil Recipe

The Bear Oil Recipe is perfect for maintaining any type of beard or facial hair. You want to make sure your beard is ran under warm water before using this recipe, to allow your beard to absorb all the nutrients. This recipe also makes a great gift for your man if you’re looking for something easy to make. This recipe also contains castor oil. Castor oil is great for skin nourishment and moisturizing in beard oil. You can also soothe your skin with the natural herbs that are located in this recipe.

Castor Oil in Soap: Lime Cupcake CP Soap RecipeCastor Oil in Soap: Lime Cupcake CP Soap Recipe

The sweet taste of a cupcake, with the tart finish of a fresh lime. This delicious looking recipe is fun to make. You can also show this recipe off in your house when finished. Nature’s Garden’s Lime Cupcake Soap Recipe is a very colorful recipe, and features cute limes on top of the cupcakes. The fun part, you can apply this frosting  just like real frosting. You pour whipped white soap batter into a bag, and can squeeze it through any cake decorating tip that you choose to use. The castor oil in this recipe also allows the soap to give your skin a nourished and moisturized finish. You can also use this soap as a fun bathroom or kitchen decoration.

 

Castor Oil in Soap: Beginners Cold Process Soap RecipeCastor Oil in Soap: Beginners Cold Process Soap Recipe

Are you new to soap making? This Beginners Cold Process Soap Recipe is perfect for beginners with no soap making experience to understand the concepts behind soap making. One makes soap with three fundamental ingredients: fatty acids, water, and lye. This recipe uses castor oil as one of its fatty acids which allows the soap to have a high moisturizing content. Rain Barrel Fragrance Oil is used in this recipe, and this fragrance features fresh watery tones, crisp ozone, and hints of lemon. So, not only does this simple soap recipe feel amazing, but smells fresh. Like any soap recipe, it’s also advised to practice safety before making this recipe by following our Basic CP Soap Making Class. Practicing appropriate safety will allow you to keep harmful chemicals away from your skin.

 

Castor Oil in Soap: Bastille Cold Processed Soap RecipeCastor Oil in Soap: Bastille Cold Processed Soap Recipe

Looking for a masculine, yet simple soap for your shower? Bastille Cold Processed Soap is great for a simple soap that is great to have around in your shower. This soap features The Fastlane Fragrance Oil which embodies a great masculine scent. This soap is easy to make and incorporates castor oil as one of its fatty acids. The castor oil adds a lathering effect to the soap that makes it very bubbly when applied to the skin. On top of it, this soap has a great glide effect which makes it easy to apply to the skin without sticking. One fun feature about this soap is that you have the versatility to color it however you please. We hope you have fun making this creative soap idea!

 

Castor Oil in Soap: Pooch Smooch Solid Shampoo Bar RecipeCastor Oil in Soap: Pooch Smooch Solid Shampoo Bar Recipe

Are you having issues with your puppy or dog running outside and getting dirty. There are even soap recipes that you can make to keep your loyal canine companion clean. Nature’s Garden’s Pooch Smooch Shampoo Bar Recipe uses a lot of different ingredients. The ingredients used in this recipe are harmless to pets. You can make this recipe home alone by yourself. This recipe uses Oatmeal Melt and Pour soap which contains no scents, and won’t irritate your pet when using it. We make this scent with notes of citrus, fresh cucumber, and floral. To the knowledge of Nature’s Garden, we are the only supplier to carry a line of fragrances specially designed for your furry companions. You can also use this fragrance in human products as well.

 

Lavender Sage Bath BombCastor Oil in Soap: Lavender Sage Bath Bomb Recipe

After a long day, there is nothing more soothing than soaking in a bath bomb infused bathtub. Now not only do you get the soothing effects of the bath bomb, but the lavender herbs should help you to relax. This recipe is not only very creative, but easy to make. The Lavender Sage Bath Bomb Recipe features our Floral Musk Fragrance Oil which complements the scent of the lavender flowers. This fragrance oil features a lot of different floral and herbal scents like patchouli, fern leaves, and lavender. When making this recipe, you should be very careful with packing the bath bomb together. Adding too much witch hazel will cause it to activate too soon, and packing it too tight will cause it to fall apart on you. But, if you can get down how to create this recipe, then it will be a perfect recipe to have around when you come home.

 

Silky Lip Butter RecipeCastor Oil in Soap: Silky Lip Butter Recipe

Castor Oil gives any lip balm a silky glide sensation. Nature’s Garden’s Silky Lip Butter Recipe is perfect for dry lip, as the castor oil helps in allowing it to glide along your lips. Any kind of chapped lips shouldn’t be a problem for this lip butter, due to the castor oil allowing it to have a silky texture. This product uses Powdered Stevia Powder as a sweetener, which gives the lip butter a sweeter taste to it. Not only do you get the sweetness of the sweetener, but you also get fruity flavors of the Tropical Paradise Flavoring that is used. You will enjoy this lip butter any time of the year, and is wonderful to use in the dry winter season. On top of the amazing flavors, this recipe also uses natural Beeswax, Coconut Oil, and Cocoa Butter.

 

Sinus Relief Bath Bomb RecipeCastor Oil in Soap: Sinus Relief Bath Bomb Recipe

There is nothing more annoying than when your sinuses get congested from the colder weather. This Sinus Relief Bath Bomb will help to no only soothe, but will help in clearing out your nasal passages. All you have to do is put the bath bomb in a hot, brewed bath, and just breathe. This bath bomb uses a lot of different natural herbs that aid in the beneficial features of this product. One of the herbs is Spearmint Leaf Cut and Sifted. When you add these leaves directly to the bath bomb, you give the bath bomb an exfoliating factor. Not only do you have to use spearmint leaf in bath bombs, you can also use it in scrubs, bath salts, soaps, etc.

There are a lot of other methods that you can use to relieve your sinuses. Many methods are all homemade, and this article, How to Relieve Sinus Pressure, from Medical News Today outlines some home remedies for sinus relief. One of the more commonly used methods mentioned in the article is steam inhalation. This method helps to open the pores in the nasal passages, and allows the build up to flow out the nose. Another method is by using essential oils, and burning them through a diffuser. The diffuser will create a vapor cloud that is healthy to breathe, and great for opening up the nasal passages.

 

Feb
19

20 Craft Ideas for St Patricks Day


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20 Craft Ideas for St. Patricks Day20 Craft Ideas for St. Patricks Day

Since Saint Patricks Day is right around the corner from us, we have some recipes themed for the holiday we wanted to share. We love being creative all year round, but we think there is no time better for it than on and around the holidays! There are so many different crafts you can make for each holiday. Today we are going to be talking about 20 Craft Ideas for St. Patricks Day. All of these have been handmade by the staff here at Natures Garden and include candles, soap, bath bombs and more. St. Patricks Day can be such a fun time and we had a blast making holiday themed projects. We hope you enjoy each of our ideas!

St. Patricks Day Candle RecipeSt. Patricks Day Candle Recipe

The first recipe we want to dive into is this St. Patricks Day Candle. You will need to get our Golden Foods Soy Wax 464 in the ten pound size, beeswax white pastilles, NG Aloe and White Lilac Fragrance Oil, and green spectrum liquid candle dye. The fragrance in this candle is layered with top notes of petitgrain, bergamot, and ozonic notes. There are middle notes of tuberose, lilac, and lily of the valley. The base notes include musk, oak moss, amber, and sweet vanilla. This is a fun recipe that does not take up too much time. It smells great and is a perfect representation of Saint Patricks Day with the four leaf clover!

Mint Chocolate Chip Chip Ice Cream Bath Fizzies RecipeMint Chocolate Chip Chip Ice Cream Bath Fizzies Recipe

Next, is our mint chocolate chip bath fizzies recipe. These are a fun alternative to traditional round bath bombs. With this recipe, you can make 24 mini bath fizzy scoops! The directions are super simple to follow and this is a great place to start if you are a beginner. These tiny ice cream scoops work very similarly to bath bombs. They use the same common ingredients such as baking soda, citric acid, and corn starch to create fizzing and bubbles in the bath. Other ingredients used to make these include shea butter, grape seed oil, and Peppermint Patty Fragrance Oil. This fragrance is the perfect scent for these minty scoops. They smell like a combination of peppermint, vanilla, and bittersweet chocolate. All you need to do is pop these in the bath and you will be ready to go!

Pistachio Melt and Pour Soap RecipePistachio Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

As you are probably aware, melt and pour soap is one of the easiest recipes you can make! Our website has several exciting soap recipes just like this one. This pistachio melt and pour recipe was made with our diamond clear base in combination with our cocoa butter base. These both add a nice creamy lather and soapy suds to your finished product. We scented our soap with the very fitting Natures Garden Original Pistachio Pudding Cake Fragrance Oil. Your soap will smell like pistachios, almonds, honey, heliotrope, and a creamy vanilla custard. When it is finished, your pistachio melt and pour soap will look good enough to eat!

Rainbow Bath Salts RecipeRainbow Bath Salts Recipe

This is one of my favorite bath recipes at Natures Garden! These rainbow bath salts look spectacular from the way that they are layered in the jars. This recipe is the perfect representation of the rainbow you find a pot of gold at the end of! We scented these bath salts with our Celestial Fragrance Oil, which is a layered fragrance. It has top notes of orange, eucalyptus, and pineapple. The middle notes include violet, sage, thyme, lily, and jasmine. The woodsy base notes are cedar, sandalwood, patchouli, musk, oakmoss, and vetiver. One of the ingredients for these bath salts is SCI, which is why these will leave your skin feeling silky smooth.

Golden Clover Bath Bombs RecipeGolden Clover Bath Bombs Recipe

Next, we are introducing these golden clover bath bombs. These are the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow! This recipe creates four bath bombs that smell like Ginger Lime Fragrance Oil. We colored these using our Yellow Oxide FUN soap colorant, and coated them in 24K gold mica pigment to make them shimmer! When you add these fizzy bombs to the bath, you will see some tiny specks of gold and feel extra luxurious.

St. Patty's Day Cold Process Soap RecipeSt. Patty’s Day Cold Process Soap Recipe

The next recipe is our St. Patty’s Day themed cold process soap. It uses our English Ivy Fragrance Oil, which is a combination of morning dew, green forest notes, a touch of floral, and earthy musk. This fragrance truly represents the greenery scent of St. Patricks Day. We used oils with great qualities to them in this soap, including coconut 76, palm, castor, olive pomace, and sweet almond. Each provides different benefits to the soap, but make great additions to lather and conditioning properties for your skin!

Green Beer Candle RecipeGreen Beer Candle Recipe

One of the traditions of Saint Patricks Day is to drink green beer. Since we already had made a regular beer candle, we wanted to create a green beer candle for this holiday! We have the perfect fragrance oil for this St. Patty’s recipe, called Green Irish, which is comparable to the ever popular Green Irish Tweed. There are very few ingredients involved with this candle, which makes it an easy recipe to follow and recreate. We have separate instructions listed for the beer froth if you would like to add this touch!

Spearmint Soap RecipeSpearmint Soap Recipe

I personally love the smell of spearmint, and if you do too, you will really enjoy this soap recipe. Our Spearmint Fragrance Oil has a refreshing minty aroma, which is believed to carry benefits to improve concentration and productivity. This spearmint soap combines quality oils with shea butter and spearmint leaf to create a soap that feels and is great for your skin.

Pot O Gold Candle RecipePot O Gold Candle Recipe

This pot o gold candle recipe is another one of my favorites! It is an absolutely adorable product that is so fun to create. We used several colors from our spectrum liquid candle dyes to make this, including red, black, yellow, blue, green, and purple. When you light your candle it smells of Green Clover and Aloe. It has a fresh citrus and jasmine scent complimented by a woodsy sweet musk background.

Clam Shell Kiwi Sugar Cubes RecipeClam Shell Kiwi Sugar Cubes Recipe

These kiwi sugar cubes are so easy to make! They are made with grape seed oil, apricot kernel oil, coconut oil 76, shea butter melt and pour soap, along with a few more ingredients. Our fruity Kiwi Fragrance Oil was also used to scent these sugar cubes. These are great to use on the body, but maybe too harsh to use on the face. All you need to do is break some of the cubes out of their container, run underwater, and apply to your skin!

Mojito Bath Bomb RecipeMojito Bath Bomb Recipe

Another one of our recipes is this mojito scented bath bomb. Our Mojito Fragrance Oil is a best seller and is a nice combination of lime, sugar, mint leaves, and rum. This is one of our more herbal homemade recipes, involving different clay powders and our spearmint leaf, cut and sifted. When you make this recipe, you will get seven bath bombs out of it.

Lucky Leprechaun Face Mask RecipeLucky Leprechaun Face Mask Recipe

Now for a change of pace, we will talk about our lucky leprechaun facial mask! If you are involved in this industry, you probably are really interested in skincare products. This face mask is a great addition to any skincare routine because it exfoliates, moisturizes, and refreshes the skin. It contains French green clay, Bentonite clay, and Spirulina powders, along with some essential oils and leaf powders. The combination of quality cosmetic ingredients in this mask will really freshen up the surfaces of your skin.

Rose Petal Bath Melts RecipeRose Petal Bath Melts Recipe

Our rose petal bath melts are definitely a game changer. With a combination of shea butter, mango butter, and cocoa butter, these are moisturizing to the extreme degree. Our recipe makes 12 herbal bath melts that contain both rose petals and parsley leaf. We used another Natures Garden Original fragrance for these, Coco Mango. You will come out of the bath smelling fruity with strawberry, mango, papaya, coconut, and vanilla.

Lime Cupcake Cold Process Soap RecipeLime Cupcake Cold Process Soap Recipe

We are always finding inspiration from food and dessert recipes we see online. These lime cupcake cold process soaps look and smell like authentic cupcakes! They are scented with our Agave Lime Fragrance Oil and topped with melt and pour lime slices, which add even more to its authenticity.

Rainbow Bubble Bars RecipeRainbow Bubble Bars Recipe

We have even more bath recipes for you, like these rainbow bubble bars that are so unique. This is another recipe that we added SCI into, which helps these to soften the skin and leave it feeling like silk. Taking a bath with these is nice and relaxing. They have been scented with our Rain Fragrance Oil, which contains notes of wisteria, lily of the valley, hyacinth, and musk.

Green Apple Candy Bath Bomb RecipeGreen Apple Candy Bath Bomb Recipe

This green apple candy bath bomb is an easy recipe to prepare. It is made using baking soda, citric acid, Epsom salt, bentonite clay, and apricot kernel oil. We scented it with another one of our best selling fragrance oils, Green Apple Candy, which smells delicious. To get the light green color we desired these to have, we mixed together our Kelly Green and Neon Green FUN soap colorants.

Leprechaun Hat Soap RecipeLeprechaun Hat Soap Recipe

Our leprechaun hat soap is one of my favorites that we are talking about today. This craft is absolutely perfect for St. Patricks Day because it cannot get much more festive than this. This soap was made with the Diamond Clear base and Yogurt base, which provide lather, exfoliation, and softening properties. It takes a few of our molds to create this hat shape: the 6 cavity muffin, square, and basic square molds. The soap smells of the delicious Apple Happy Camper Candy Fragrance Oil, which is a combination of several fruits.

Rainbow Melt and Pour Soap RecipeRainbow Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

This rainbow melt and pour soap is another one that is a bit more advanced. It is a regular melt and pour at the bottom, topped with a whipped soap base, and a handmade rainbow piece. This is a very fun recipe to make and allows you to explore your creative side, so have fun with it!

Basil Sage Mint Bubble Bars RecipeBasil Sage Mint Bubble Bars Recipe

These basil sage mint bubble bars are very similar to the rainbow bubble bars. It will make you eight bars that provide skin softening properties from the SCI they contain. We also added peppermint leaf powder and basil leaf to give them an herbal element.

Castile Hot Process Soap RecipeCastile Hot Process Soap Recipe

Lastly, we wanted to mention one of our hot process soap recipes, since we have been talking about melt and pour and cold process. Hot process cures much faster than cold process because an element of heat is added. This green castile soap uses the natural moisturizer sodium lactate, spirulina powder, and olive oil pomace. This is a great soap to use on all skin types.

Best St. Patricks Day Desserts

Since we have introduced to you 20 of our craft recipes for St. Patricks Day, we thought we’d share some food recipes as well! This Good House Keeping blog written by Gabriella Vigoreaux and Amanda Garrity gives more than forty St. Patricks Day themed dessert ideas! Some of the best ones they mention are Lucky Charms Ice Cream Sandwiches, Irish Cream Macarons, and a Shamrock Shake. These desserts make for perfect party dishes for this upcoming holiday!

 

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