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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.

Nov
19

Herbal Scrub Recipes


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Herbal Scrub RecipesHerbal Scrub Recipes

There are some handcrafted herbal scrub recipes that you can find from Natures Garden. Each of these body scrub recipes uses different cosmetic herbs. Each of these cosmetic herbs provide your cosmetic recipes with specific beneficial property. These herbs have properties like natural colorants, nourishing vitamins, and other great benefits. So, you will be sure to love the combination of the body scrub benefits and these skin loving cosmetic herbs.

Herbal Scrub Recipes: Foaming Hibiscus Scrub RecipeHerbal Scrub Recipes: Foaming Hibiscus Scrub Recipe

First of all, we have the many beneficial properties you can obtain by from our Foaming Hibiscus Scrub Recipe. Some of the best properties in this skin loving recipe are due to both the Hibiscus Flowers Powder and the Hibiscus Flowers Whole that are incorporated in the formulation. These cosmetic herbs are perfect for nourishing the skin.

This lovely bath and body recipe uses the skin loving herb of Hibiscus Flowers whole to improve your complexion and nourish your skin. Further, this herb has been known to be useful for reducing signs of aging. So, the antioxidants and amino acids in this cosmetic herb can be used to reduce wrinkles and soften the skin. Plus, this cosmetic herb can be used to cleanse, soothe. This herb has even been known to reduce acne! So, there are all kinds of benefits you can gain from this wholesale herb. Not only does this lovely herb care for your skin, but it can be used as a natural colorant as well! So, you can use these wholesale herb supplies to create a cute and effective bath and body recipe!

Herbal Scrub Recipes: Seaside Spa Scrub RecipeHerbal Scrub Recipes: Seaside Spa Scrub Recipe

Our Seaside Spa Scrub Recipe is another great cosmetic recipe that you can create with the cosmetic ingredients from Natures Garden. This handmade body scrub recipe is perfect for providing you with a relaxing day at home. This kelp scrub is perfect for having a lovely spa day right at home. Plus, this lovely spa recipe uses cosmetic herbs that will perfectly nourish the skin.

One fabulous herb used in this bath and body recipe is the nourishing kelp powdered herb. This cosmetic herb uses nourishing vitamins and minerals that will care for the skin. Also, this body scrub recipe uses orange peel powder and lemon peel powder. These citrus herbs will provide your skin with nourishment and cleanse as well. Plus, this cosmetic recipe includes the Spirulina powder to nourish the skin by providing fantastic vitamins and minerals. Plus, this cosmetic herb will provide your scrub with a natural green color. So, you can use this combination of skin nourishing herbs to create a wonderful body scrub recipe.

Herbal Scrub Recipes:  Lavender Apple Sugar Scrub RecipeHerbal Scrub Recipes:  Lavender Apple Sugar Scrub Recipe

Another herbal scrub that you can create is the beautiful Lavender Apple Sugar Scrub Recipe. This skin loving bath and body recipe uses fantastic Natures Garden herbs, like the Beet Root Powder and Whole Lavender Flowers. These lovely herbs provide some lovely benefits and enhance the quality of your finished scrubs.

First of all, the beet root powder will provide your body scrubs with some benefits for the body. This cosmetic herb can be used to nourish the skin with vitamins and minerals that will care for the skin. Plus, this herb powder can be used to naturally color your scrub with a pretty pink hue. Second, this cosmetic scrub includes beautiful lavender flowers. These lovely cosmetic flowers are perfect for providing an authentic, herbal lavender scent. Further, these cosmetic lavender blossoms can be used to lightly exfoliate your skin along with the white granulated sugar.

Herbal Scrub Recipes: Citrus Peel Salt Scrub RecipeHerbal Scrub Recipes: Citrus Peel Salt Scrub Recipe

Plus, you can create the lovely citrus peel salt scrub recipe with skin loving cosmetic ingredients. This refreshing blend of skin care ingredients is perfect for exfoliating and nourishing the skin. Plus, the citrus herb powders provide a bright aroma that you will love. The blend of orange and lemon peel powder is perfect for providing your skin with some nourishing properties. Since these wholesale cosmetic herbs contain various vitamins, these herbs are perfect for nourishing the skin.

10 Ways to Use Orange Peel: Pampered Foot Scrub RecipeHerbal Scrub Recipes: Pampered Foot Scrub Recipe

Also, you can try creating the skin softening Pampered Foot Scrub Recipe. This is a perfect body scrub recipe to help you smooth out rough skin on your feet or tough calluses on hands. Of course, the benefits of this cosmetic scrub come from the exfoliating poppy seeds herb as well as  the moisturizing cosmetic oils. So, this is a fantastic herb to create to nourish your skin.

One of the cosmetic herbs that are in this scrub recipe is the wholesale poppy seeds. This wholesale herb provides nice exfoliation for the skin and makes the scrub perfect for smoothing tough skin.  Another cosmetic herb that this scrub recipe uses is the orange peel powder herb. This wholesale herb has vitamins that will nourish the skin. Further, this lovely cosmetic herb is known to have antimicrobial and antibacterial properties that can cleanse the body. Plus, these properties might be useful in  preserving the finished scrub. Finally, this cosmetic recipe uses aloe vera leaf powder to nourish and heal the skin. So, this wholesale scrub can be used to soothe irritated, inflamed, and burnt by the sun. Together these cosmetic ingredients would be perfect for caring for the skin.

Herbal Scrub Recipes: Solid Pink Salt Scrub RecipeHerbal Scrub Recipes: Solid Pink Salt Scrub Recipe

Another great cosmetic recipe that you can create is the Solid Pink Salt Scrub Recipe. This salt scrub recipe will exfoliate your skin. Both the Himalayan pink salt coarse ground and the Himalayan pink salt fine ground. After, your skin will be nourished by the conditioning properties of our melt and pour soap. Not only will this cosmetic recipe nourish the skin, but this cosmetic recipe will cleanse your body as well. So, together all of these beneficial properties will combine to create a perfect cosmetic scrub recipe.

Herbal Scrub Recipes: Acai Berry Smoothie Sugar Scrub RecipeHerbal Scrub Recipes: Acai Berry Smoothie Sugar Scrub Recipe

Further, you can create another scented body scrub with lovely ingredients, like our wholesale cosmetic herbs. The Acai Berry Smoothie Sugar Scrub Recipe from Natures Garden is both nourishing and exfoliating for your skin. First, the scrub uses the sugar to exfoliate dead skin and other grime. Once your skin is clear, the recipe continues to care for the skin as it nourishes your with butters and oils. These beneficial properties are perfect for leaving your skin soft and glowing.

Of course, this scrub recipe uses luxurious cosmetic oils and exfoliating white sugar. Plus, this wholesale scrub uses the poppy seed herb to add to the exfoliating power of this sugar scrub. Also, this cosmetic scrub recipe uses the camu camu fruit powder. This cosmetic herb has vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that will nourish the skin. These nourishing properties are known to help protect the skin from aging.

Herbal Scrub Recipes: Activated Charcoal Scrub RecipeHerbal Scrub Recipes: Activated Charcoal Scrub Recipe

Another great cosmetic scrub recipe that you can create is the Activated Charcoal Scrub Recipe. This charcoal sugar scrub recipe will nourish your skin with luscious oils and butters. Then, the scrub will exfoliate the skin with granulated sugar. Further, this cosmetic recipe uses activated charcoal that is great for skin care. First of all, this body scrub recipe uses activated charcoal powder. Activated charcoal is perfect for cleansing the skin. Activated charcoal is known to adsorb dirt and grime. Then, the grime will remain stuck to the charcoal. It can then be washed away easily. So, this activated charcoal body scrub is perfect for cleansing and nourishing the skin!

Herbal Scrub Recipes: Whipped Rose Clay Shaving Cream RecipeHerbal Scrub Recipes: Whipped Rose Clay Shaving Cream Recipe

Another great cosmetic bath and body recipe that you can make is our Whipped Rose Clay Shaving Cream Recipe. This body scrub recipe is a bit different from some of our other nourishing sugar scrub recipes. The biggest difference is that this scrubbing recipe is more gentle than many of our other scrubs. So, this beautiful bath and body recipe would be perfect for cleansing your face or providing gentle exfoliation while shaving.

First, the cosmetic clay in this cosmetic scrub recipe is perfect for providing a gentle exfoliation. So, this is a great way for people with sensitive skin to exfoliate. Further, this can be used to help draw toxins out of the skin and help to reduce inflammation. Plus, rose clay powder is perfect for providing a pretty light pink color for your bath and body scrub. So, this whipped shaving cream recipe is perfect for skin care and providing a beautiful, natural color.

Herbal Scrub Recipes: Pumpkin Sugar Scrub Recipe

Plus, you can create the skin nourishing cosmetic recipe of Pumpkin Sugar Scrub Recipe. This conditioning cosmetic recipe uses nourishing oils and butters that will care for the skin. Plus, the granulated white sugar will exfoliate the skin and provide you with soft, smooth skin. Further, this cosmetic recipe uses wholesale herbs that add to the abundance of beneficial properties.

First, the delightful pumpkin pie spice blend powder is added to the cosmetic scrub recipe. Of course, this spice blend will have a wonderful spice aroma and provide a natural brown color. This means that your scrub recipe will have the beneficial properties of cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and nutmeg. Also, this cosmetic scrub uses the orange peel powder. This cosmetic herb is perfect for providing a natural color. Further, this cosmetic ingredient has beneficial properties that will help cleanse and nourish the skin.

Herbal Scrub Recipes: Vanilla Cinnamon Sugar Scrub RecipeHerbal Scrub Recipes: Vanilla Cinnamon Sugar Scrub Recipe

Also, you can create the Vanilla Cinnamon Sugar Scrub Recipe from Natures Garden. This emulsified layered scrub uses luxurious cosmetic oils and exfoliating brown sugar to create a fantastic bath and body recipe. Further, this cosmetic recipe uses wholesale herbs that smell absolutely scrumptious. So, this handmade body scrub recipe is a perfect bath and body recipe that cares for the skin and smells fabulous.

The blend of cosmetic herbs in this recipe make for a perfect combination to compliment the aroma of the Cinnabun Type Fragrance Oil. First, this cosmetic recipe uses the sweet vanilla scent of our scrumptious vanilla powder, which has a strong aroma and true to the name. The other powered herb in this cosmetic recipe is our apple pie spice blend powder. So, these scented herbs of vanilla and spice perfectly blend with notes of fresh baked cinnamon rolls to create an irresistible aroma.

Herbal Scrub Recipes: Benefits of Scrub Recipes

Not only can you gain some wonderful skin care benefits by using cosmetic herbs, but there are some fantastic benefits your skin can gain from using cosmetic scrubs. First, this wholesale bath recipe is perfect for exfoliating your skin. Plus, these wholesale cosmetic oils are useful for nourishing the skin. These conditioning properties are useful for smoothing the skin, reducing the pores, and rejuvenating the skin. However, there are even more benefits that exfoliating can provide for your body. If you want to learn even more about the numerous benefits of using a body scrub, then you may want to check out the article Why You Shouldn’t Just Exfoliate your Face from Ann Marie Skin Care.

Herbal Scrub Recipes: Ask Us Your QuestionsHerbal Scrub Recipes: Ask Us Your Questions

We hope that you enjoy the skin care benefits of these herbal scrub recipes. For anyone that enjoyed these lovely cosmetic recipes can find even more fun cosmetic recipes on our Scrub Recipes page! If you have any more questions about these herbal bath and body recipes, then you can feel free to reach out to us! We at Natures Garden are available to help you create fantastic herbal scrub recipes. If you want to reach out for help, then feel free to reach us on the phone, in the store, or even online. You can find us on the Natures Garden Facebook page. Also, you can find us on both Twitter and on Instagram using the handle @ngscents. Further, you can use these platforms to share your own creations and reach out to other craft makers. We hope to hear from you soon!

Sep
20

Aloe Body Cream Recipe


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Aloe Body Cream RecipeAloe Body Cream Recipe

This Aloe Body Cream recipe is not only easy to create but would be a perfect gift to make for those you love! This lotion would also be a wonderful addition to your line of bath and body products! With skin loving ingredients such as Argan Oil, Mango Butter and Fractionated Coconut Oil.

In this day and age of products containing chemicals and people suffering from many types of skin conditions, this lotion is perfect! You might thing that making lotion would be a complicated thing to create, but the ingredients are simple and natural as well as the process!  Nothing complicated or intimidating in this recipe! This lotion is incredibly silky with no greasy after-feeling. Your skin will feel soft, supple and hydrated! Perfect for the upcoming winter months!

Aloe Body Cream: What Exactly is AloeAloe Body Cream: What Exactly is Aloe

So what is Aloe exactly? Well, most of us know it is a plant, and the gel that you squeeze from the plant is a must have to help soothe a summer sunburn. However, there are so many other uses and benefits from this spiky looking plant. Aloe barbadensis miller, or Aloe Vera, is a succulent plant that is native to the Mediterranean region as well as East and South Africa area. It is an incredibly adaptable plant and can now be found on just about any continent! Aloe Vera is one of the oldest known plants that has been used medicinally and can be traced back over 6,000 years to ancient Egypt. Ancient carvings contain images of the aloe plant, which they referred to as the “plant of immortality.” It was supposedly given as a gift to deceased pharaohs.

There is more to this plant than the use of its gel for sunburn, though. It contains many nutrients and minerals that are important to the body. Manganese, potassium, magnesium, zinc, copper, calcium, sodium, iron and chromium. Along with these nutrients are many body-healthy vitamins such as niacin, folic acid, vitamins A, B1, B2, B6 and B12 plus, vitamin C and E. That is a lot of nutrients for such an unpretentious looking plant to have!

Aloe Body Cream Recipe: Aloe Vera UsesAloe Body Cream Recipe: Aloe Vera Uses

What can Aloe Vera be used for? Well, there are many uses for this plant! Most know that it is a wonderful anti-inflammatory and antibiotic. The range for medical treatment has widened profoundly in the past ten years. Since it has been developed into a capsule form, Aloe can be used to help treat respiratory disorders such as bronchitis, diabetes, ulcerative colitis, or hepatitis. Studies have been done on how Aloe Vera can even be used as a possible treatment for breast cancer!

Topically, Aloe Vera is amazing! Since it is best known for is skin care properties, you can find aloe in all types of bath and body products. It’s rich nutrients and vitamins are perfect to help keep your skin healthy and glowing! Since it is an anti-inflammatory and an anti-fungal, it is perfect for those who suffer from acne or psoriasis. Aloe can even make the skin firmer as well as keeping it hydrated and reducing any wrinkles or fine lines.

Another amazing benefit Aloe Vera has to offer: it is also wonderful to use in hair products. It can help control frizz, add luster and strength to the hair. It also works as a great rinse for oily hair. Aloe is also good to help prevent dandruff or by rejuvenating the hair follicles which helps reduce hair loss. 

Aloe Body Cream Recipe: Other Uses for Aloe VeraAloe Body Cream Recipe: Other Uses for Aloe Vera

One last thing before we get started on our recipe: Nature’s Garden sells Aloe Vera Powder for external use only. We do not sell it as a food item. The information above is for educational purposes only and is not to be used as medical advice. Now let’s talk about some of the ingredients we will be using in the lotion!

Aloe Body Cream Recipe: Argan OilAloe Body Cream Recipe: Argan Oil

Argan oil absorbs beautifully into the skin, making it a fantastic oil to include in your haircare and skincare formulations. This luxurious oil allows the skin to breathe and is used in many acne-fighting formulas. It is a perfect addition to this lotion!

 

 

 

Aloe Body Cream Recipe: Mango ButterAloe Body Cream Recipe: Mango Butter

Mango Butter is a rich, intensive moisturizer that helps protect the skin from UV rays and is perfect for those who want to help prevent aging skin. It will help soften wrinkles, smooth fine lines and help improve the look of your skin.

 

 

 

Aloe Body Cream Recipe: Stearic AcidAloe Body Cream Recipe: Stearic Acid

Stearic Acid is used in all types of bath and body products. When it is used in lotions or creams it acts as a thickener. If we had chosen to not use stearic acid in this recipe, it would not have that thick, creamy texture to it.

 

 

 

Aloe Body Cream Recipe: Fractionated Coconut OilAloe Body Cream Recipe: Fractionated Coconut Oil

This lovely oil looks different from the regular Coconut Oil, it has the same benefits. The only difference is that the whole coconut oil has had certain components of the oil removed leaving a clear, shelf-stable oil that can be used for many things such as medical, cosmetics or even industrial. Fractionated Coconut Oil also makes a very good carrier oil.

 

 

Aloe Body Cream Recipe: Orchid Rain Fragrance OilAloe Body Cream Recipe: Orchid Rain Fragrance Oil

We chose this fragrance for it’s lovely, fresh spa-like scent! This fragrance oil is a unique combination of fresh orchids, peony, water lily, watercress, aloe vera, and bamboo. Very fresh and clean! The perfect fragrance for this light, moisturizing lotion!

 

 

 

Aloe Body Cream Recipe: Ingredients Available at Nature’s Garden

Aloe Body Cream Recipe: Other Ingredients and Equipment You’ll Need

  • Distilled Water
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Stainless Steel Spoon
  • Stovetop
  • (2) Pots
  • Stick Blender
  • Scale

Aloe Body Cream Recipe: Total Recipe Weights

  • 706 grams of Distilled Water
  • 80 grams Fractionated Coconut Oil
  • 36 grams Argan Oil
  • 48 grams Silky Emulsifying Wax
  • 20 grams Mango Butter
  • 16 grams Stearic Acid
  • 10 grams Vitamin E Oil
  • 14 grams Optiphen Preservative
  • 12 grams Orchid Rain Fragrance Oil
  • 25 grams Aloe Leaf Powder

Aloe Body Cream Recipe: Before You Get Started

Before you get started on preparing your lotion, it’s always best to take a moment to prep your work area. Go ahead and clean and sanitize your work area, equipment and packaging supplies. Also, have your ingredients at an easy reach. This will help streamline your process of making the lotion without having any interruptions. Also, always use cooking equipment that is no longer used for cooking.

 

Aloe Body Cream Recipe: The Water Phase

Making any type of body butter, lotion or cream is done in four phases. The first phase is the water phase. You will be preparing your water. We suggest using distilled water. So using a pot that you no longer will be using for food, weigh out 850 grams of distilled water. While you will not need quite this much, some of the water will evaporate. It is always better to have too much water than not enough. Place the pot of water on your stove top. Now heat your water to at least 180 degrees Fahrenheit. You will want to keep the water at this temperature for 20 minutes. This ensures that the heat will destroy any bacteria that may be in the water.

Aloe Body Cream Recipe: The Aloe Leaf Powder

While you are waiting for the water to heat up, you can prepare the aloe leaf powder. Go ahead and take a tea bag. Add in the 25 grams of the Aloe Leaf Powder.

Aloe Body Cream Recipe: Adding the Aloe Leaf PowderAloe Body Cream Recipe: Adding the Aloe Leaf Powder

Next, when your water has reached the correct temperature and has been held for the 20 minutes, go ahead and remove the pot from the stove. In a bowl, weigh out 706 grams of the distilled water and add the aloe tea bag to it. You can go ahead and set this bowl aside for the time being. Your water will turn a shade similar to Apple Cider Vinegar.

 

Aloe Body Cream Recipe: The Oil Phase

The next phase is the Oil Phase. We will be using the double boiler method for this step. Have 2 pots ready to use. One pot should be able to fit into a larger pot. In the small pot, go ahead and weigh out all the following ingredients: 36 grams Argan Oil, 80 grams of Fractionated Coconut Oil, 16 grams of Stearic Acid, 48 grams of Silky Emulsifying Wax and 20 grams of Mango Butter.

To the second pot, add just a few inches worth of tap water and place it on your stove top. Turn your heat to medium and place the smaller pot inside the larger pot. Next, you will heat the oils and butter to 140 degrees Fahrenheit, stirring occasionally until all the ingredients are melted. Once these ingredients have reached the correct temperature, you can remove the smaller pot from the double boiler and turn off your heat. 

Aloe Body Cream Recipe: The Mixing PhaseAloe Body Cream Recipe: The Mixing Phase

Before you get started on the third phase, the mixing phase, you will want to make sure the distilled water you heated earlier is at 140 degrees Fahrenheit. Both the water and the oils need to be at the same temperature before you start mixing. If your water has cooled too much go ahead and heat it back to 140 degrees. (Before you combine the ingredients together, you can remove the aloe tea bag from the water.) So once both water and oils are at the same temperature, add them both to a large deep mixing bowl. Next, you will take your stick blender and mix the ingredients together. As you are mixing, you will notice that the mixture is turning white in color. This simply means that your lotion is starting to emulsify

Aloe Body Cream Recipe: The Cool Down PhaseAloe Body Cream Recipe: The Cool Down Phase

Now you need to check the temperature of the mixture. It should be cooled to 120 degrees Fahrenheit. Since you will be adding the Optiphen in, the temperature needs to be below 140 degrees. If Optiphen is added at too high a temperature, the preserving qualities of the preservative may be destroyed.  Now once the temperature of the cream has cooled to the 120 degrees, you can now weigh in 14 grams of Optiphen, 10 grams of vitamin E and 12 grams of Orchid Rain fragrance oil. Then, once again using your stick blender, mix these additions into your emulsified water and oil mixture.

Aloe Body Cream Recipe: Packaging Up Your ProductAloe Body Cream Recipe: Packaging Up Your Product

As the cream is cooling, stick blend occasionally to ensure that it is emulsifying properly. Also, as your lotion cools, it will thicken up. Finally, after your cream has cooled and reached room temperature, you can place the cream in your jars and place the lids on top! This recipe makes five 8 ounce jars of body cream!

 

 

Aloe Body Cream Recipe: That’s All For Now

We hope you enjoyed this new recipe from us at Nature’s Garden. This cream is thick, luscious and leaves your skin feeling silky and soft with absolutely no greasy after feeling! These would make perfect gifts to make for your friends, family or to add to your line of bath and body products. It’s also a perfect time since the winter winds will be blowing soon leaving you with some dry, itchy winter skin!

If you are interested in learning more about Aloe Vera, check out our downloadable class we have on our website. It is chock full of helpful information on this versatile plant and all the qualities it has to offer!

 

Give Us A Shout Out

Give us holler and send us a picture of what you have made next time you are on our Facebook page, Twitter (@ngscents) or even Instagram (@ngscents)! We love hearing from our customers and seeing what awesome things you created with any of our products! We always try to share so everybody can see! You can also take a look at our Show & Tell area on our website. Not only can you post what you made using Nature’s Garden products, but you can see other fun and fabulous creations other people have been up to!

 

 

Jun
09

Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics


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Herbs for Soap and CosmeticsHerbs for Soap and Cosmetics

We at Natures Garden love the benefits of our many Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics. Each cosmetic herb has its own unique set of benefits that enhance the products they are used to create. So, adding cosmetic herbs to recipes can lead to a whole bunch of beneficial properties. Some herbs work well to naturally color your products. Some herbs are wonderful for relaxing and stress relief. Other herb additives will provide benefits to the skin, such as reducing acne or soothing irritation. Plus, there are herbs that contain a variety of healthy minerals and vitamins that are very beneficial. So, you can see why natural additives can be so great for your products and why we use them in our recipes whenever we can!

Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics Activated Charcoal PowderHerbs for Soap and Cosmetics Activated Charcoal Powder

Activated Charcoal makes a wonderful addition to cosmetics and soaps, as it has a few different benefits. First, this herb is a perfect natural colorant. The color that it provides is a dark black shade that is bold and true. Since the color is natural you can use this instead of adding soap dye or another colorant. Also, this activated charcoal powder is a natural detoxifier! Not only will activated charcoal attract and adsorb grime as you use your product, but the activated charcoal will provide a deep pore clean. Plus, it is a natural odor absorber as it will cling to and remove odor as well. We have created recipes, such as the Activated Charcoal Mask Recipe and  the Total Hot Man CP Soap Recipe, with activated charcoal that you can try out.

Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics Aloe Vera Leaf Powder Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics Aloe Vera Leaf Powder 

Next, we have an herb that is very well known for its healing properties. Of course, we are referring to the Aloe Vera Leaf Powder! This healing cosmetic herb is perfect for helping your skin better deal with irritation, sunburn, or inflammation. This herb is soothing and contains antioxidants, vitamin C, and other minerals which allow the skin to heal faster than it normally would. We have tried this herb out by creating the Sunburn Relief Bath Tea Recipe and it worked wonderfully! This creation was perfect for soothing a sunburn disaster! Plus, we added this herb to the Pampered Foot Scrub Recipe to help heal cracked and dry skin on feet, which was a great success. So, this herb is truly a nourishing and helpful herb.

Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics Beet Root PowderHerbs for Soap and Cosmetics Beet Root Powder

This next  natural cosmetic additive is a perfect natural colorant! The Beet Root Powder is a lovely herb that is perfect for achieving shades of pinks and light reds. This natural colorant can be used in anything from bath products like our Watermelon Emulsified Sugar Scrub Recipe and our Beet Root Facial Soap Recipe to lip products. like our Natural Beet Root Lip Gloss Recipe. This herb is really the best natural colorant for pink! Plus, it is full of nutrients, such as beta carotene, vitamin B5, vitamin B1, vitamin C, glycine, magnesium, phosphorous, potassium, selenium, tryptophan, tyrosine, and zinc.  Herbalists recognize beet root powder for its ability to help the liver metabolize fats, its ability to help reduce LDL in the blood, and to reduce blood pressure. So, this is pretty and good for you to use in bath and body products!

Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics Orange Peel PowderHerbs for Soap and Cosmetics Orange Peel Powder

The Orange Peel Powder is a great herb for your skin care products. This  powdered herb has a lovely citrus scent and is full of great vitamins for your skin! In recipes, this herb is said to have anti-microbial and anti-bacterial properties. So, this herb would make a great addition to soap recipes! For example, you could create recipes like the Fruit Frenzy Cold Process Soap Recipe or the Orange Dreamsickle Bath Bomb Recipe.

Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics Burdock Root PowderHerbs for Soap and Cosmetics Burdock Root Powder

The Burdock Root Powder is an herb that is known for treating chronic skin conditions, such as eczema, psoriasis, acne, boils, styes, herpes, carbuncles, cankers, and syphilitic sores. SO, this herb would be very beneficial in creating soothing recipes to treat skin issues. For example, you could create a product like the Soothing Facial Mask Recipe to potentially reduce acne or other skin problems.

Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics Pomegranate Fruit PowderHerbs for Soap and Cosmetics Pomegranate Fruit Powder

Pomegranate fruit powder is an amazing herb for the skin! This powder has a high level of antioxidants and vitamins, which leads to promoting healthy cell growth by nourishing the skin. Plus, this fruit powder herb has been known to exhibit anti-inflammatory and anti-aging properties. So, this herb is perfect for skin care recipes!

Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics Green Tea PowderHerbs for Soap and Cosmetics Green Tea Powder

While this herb is more commonly used in tea form, the Green Tea Powder herb is perfect for bath and body products. This herb has both antioxidant properties and gentle exfoliation abilities that make it nice for softening skin. Plus, this powder will provide a natural green color in cp soap batches.

 

Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics Calendula Flowers Whole Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics Calendula Flowers Whole

The whole Calendula Flowers herb is a lovely flower that some wonderful properties for the skin. We have previously used this cosmetic herb in our Natural Facial Night Cream Recipe and our Calendula Bath Melts Recipe due to these wonderful properties. The Calendula Flowers are believed to reduce inflammation, reduce acne, and promote healthy skin and hair, which means that this herb is perfect for bath teas, soaps, lip balms, ointments, lotions, face toners, after shave formulas, scrubs, massage oils and some bath bombs. Further, this herb for bath and body products is great for helping acne issues, burns, rashes, bruised or inflamed skin. Also, this herb has been know to help to reduce varicose veins after a few weeks use.

Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics Hibiscus Flowers PowderHerbs for Soap and Cosmetics Hibiscus Flowers Powder

You ready for a cosmetic herb that is both pretty and powerful? Check out our Hibiscus Flowers Powder because it is just that! First of all, this powder is a gorgeous colorant! This floral powder provides a pretty pink color that is vibrant and beautiful. Second, this herb has some pretty amazing natural properties. Hibiscus flowers are high in antioxidants and amino acids, and also contain oligopeptides that have been shown to have wrinkle-smoothing properties. We have seen with our Foaming Hibiscus Scrub Recipe that this natural cosmetic additive is perfect for wrinkle reducing! This herb has been referred to as a natural Botox and we can definitely see why! This stuff is amazing!

Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics Carrot PowderHerbs for Soap and Cosmetics Carrot Powder

Carrot powder is a perfect herb for skin care recipes! This powder has been know to repair and tone the skin, reduce wrinkles and scars, and increase elasticity. These benefits come from the the abundance of vitamins and minerals that this powdered herb possesses. Plus, this herb can be used to provide a natural orange color in products. So, this would be perfect for creating scrubs or lotion products!

Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics Lavender Flower PowderHerbs for Soap and Cosmetics Lavender Flower Powder

Also, we have a wonderful herb that is fragrant with many beneficial properties. The Lavender Flower Powder is has a lovely and strong scent that is loved by many. These flowers have been used for everything from perfumes, bathing, wound healing, to use as a natural insect repellent. Plus, this herb has some great uses in bath and body products. For example, this herb is perfect for skin care products as it has anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antibacterial, toning, and healing properties. The lavender flower powder works to treat acne, eczema, psoriasis, and oily skin. We have used this fabulous powder in our own Lavender Sage Bath Bomb Recipe to create a bath bomb that cares for the skin and smells lovely. So, this truly is a perfect herb for bath and body products!

Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics Lavender Flowers WholeHerbs for Soap and Cosmetics Lavender Flowers Whole

Further, you can try out a similar herb to our lavender flowers powder, which is the Lavender Flowers Whole. This herb has all the same wonderful properties with the same beautiful aroma, but this herb maintains the pretty flowers! So, this herb would work wonderfully in a recipe with the lavender powder. So, you can have the benefits of this plant all the way through your product as well as have some pretty flowers sprinkled in. We have used these flowers in a few different recipes, such as  the Lemon Lavender Bath Melts Recipe and the Lavender Cold Process Soap Recipe, to add another gorgeous element to the recipe. While these products would’ve been fairly pretty on their own, adding flowers on top made the product truly desirable.

Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics Oat Straw Green PowderHerbs for Soap and Cosmetics Oat Straw Green Powder

Next, we have an herb that is great for cosmetic creations. The Oat Straw Green Powder has some lovely skin care properties that will leave your body feeling soft and rejuvenated. This cosmetic herb has long been used in skin, hair, and nail care recipes for its rejuvenating and softening qualities. So, adding this herb to your own products can only benefit your recipe. We have used this herb in our own recipes, such as the Brown Sugar Scrub Recipe and the Burgundy Rose Bath Milk Soak Recipe. This made our bath and body recipes much more softening and caring for the skin.

Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics Cornsilk PowderHerbs for Soap and Cosmetics Cornsilk Powder

You can use cornsilk powder to naturally enhance your bath and body products. This herb is known to reduce inflammation and soften the skin. So, this would be great for skin care. Plus, this herb is perfect for hair care, too! Cor nsilk powder will leave hair smooth and soft!

Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics Camu Camu Fruit PowderHerbs for Soap and Cosmetics Camu Camu Fruit Powder

Another wonderful herb for products is the Camu Camu Fruit Powder. This cosmetic ingredient has  vitamin C, vitamin B1, B2, B3, beta-carotene, amino acids, phytochemicals, bioflavanoids, phosphorus, potassium, iron, antioxidants, and calcium, which are wonderful for the body. Plus, this cosmetic ingredient is wonderful for the skin. Due to the high levels of antioxidants in camu camu, it is used in cosmetic products to reduce free radical attacks; protecting the skin from premature aging. Plus, camu camu has been said to help whiten dark patches on the skin when used in skincare products. We have used this powdered herb in Acai Berry Smoothie Sugar Scrub Recipe and in the Blueberry Bath Bomb Recipe. These recipes are great for the skin and are very nourishing!

Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics Comfrey Root Powder Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics Comfrey Root Powder 

Another great addition to a bath and body product would be the Comfrey Root Powder. This herb has quite a few beneficial properties for the skin. Comfrey root has been known to help expedite the healing process of wounds, stop bleeding, relieve pain, and help prevent infection. Plus, this herbal powder can be added to lotions and creams to help reduce the pain associated with arthritis, sunburn, or other skin irritations. Further, creams containing comfrey root are also recommended for diabetic sores to promote healing. So, this is a great herb for healing cuts, burns, or irritations.We utilized this healing herb to create a Soothing Facial Mask Recipe. While this mask would be perfect for those with sunburns or skin irritations, it is also great as a face mask on a typical day to leave your skin feeling refreshed and happy.

Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics Organic Cocoa PowderHerbs for Soap and Cosmetics Organic Cocoa Powder

Not only is this cocoa powder rich in many vitamins and minerals, but this cosmetic herb smells fantastic! Our Organic Cocoa Powder is a lovely herb that is perfect for any kind of bath and body product. First of all, cacao beans are rich in vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, C, E and pantothenic acid. Plus, they are rich in magnesium, calcium, iron, zinc, copper, manganese and potassium.  Furthermore, this herb contains caffeine, which is actually beneficial to the skin.

So, cocoa powder is already winning on its beneficial vitamins and minerals for your skin, but you must remember that this is basically powdered chocolate! How does chocolate lip balm sound to you? Chocolate facial masks? Yummy!  I mean, we used this powder in Hot Fudge Brownies Cold Process Soap Recipe,  in our Chocolate Sugar Scrub Recipe, and in our Gourmet Chocolate Bath Melts Recipe. All of these turned out perfectly and were great for skin!

Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics Vanilla PowderHerbs for Soap and Cosmetics Vanilla Powder

The Vanilla Powder is a unique ingredient for cosmetics with a scent that is absolutely mouth watering. This white colored herb won’t alter the color of your product, but it will add a strong dose of sweet vanilla goodness. The scent is so strong and smells exactly how you would expect vanilla to smell. Thus this scent is strong, true, natural, and perfect for bath and body products. We have used this fantastic bath and body additive in the  Vanilla Sugar Scrub Cubes Recipe, the Natural Vanilla Body Powder Recipe, and a few other recipes. All of them had that amazing vanilla scent mixed in with their fragrance oils that added to the existing scent to create something even better!

Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics Interested in More Herbs

We hope that you enjoyed this list of some of our favorite herbs to use in our own creations. These are some of the herbs that we carry and have found to be exceptional in some way. However, there are many, many more herbs that you can use to create products that are absolutely amazing and all natural. There are some that we have not yet used in our own recipes, that could still help you create lovely and beneficial products. While we have yet to use some of these herbs ourselves, we have researched each and everyone to understand exactly how the herbs will enhance your products. So, you will be able to create a recipe that is perfectly fit to your needs. If you are interested in looking through all the herbs that we carry, then check out the Herbs and Spices Page on the Natures Garden website.