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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.

 

Aug
24

Nettle Bath Bomb Recipe


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Nettle Bath Bomb RecipeNettle Bath Bomb Recipe

Nature’s Garden is the place to go for all your bath and body recipe inspirations! Our crafty creative staff has a new bath bomb recipe to show you all! The Nettle Bath Bomb recipe is sure to get you to take a nice, long soak in a warm bath with this skin soothing bath bomb. With nourishing ingredients such as, avocado oil, kaolin clay, and of course some very beneficial nettle leaf, we are sure you will be wanting to add this to your line of bath and body products.

 

Nettle Bath Bomb Recipe: What is Nettle LeafNettle Bath Bomb Recipe: What is Nettle Leaf

If you are familiar with adding herbs and powders to your bath and body recipes, then I am sure you have heard of Nettle Leaf. It is actually very common plant that could possible be mistaken for a weed, however, this plant is anything but a pesky old weed! Nettle Leaf is also known as Common Nettle or Stinging Nettle (although not all varieties sting). Nettle Leaf is native to many parts of the world including North America and Europe. This perennial plant has even been found in ancient clothing from China dating back over 2000 years ago! That is correct! Not only is this leaf used medicinally and in the culinary trade, but the Nettle Leaf was used in creating clothes during World War II. Specifically in the uniforms used by the Germans.

Since it is also known as Stinging Nettle, you may wonder how does the leaf actually sting you? Well, there are little hairs along the sides of the leaves. If your skin comes into contact with the leaves, you will most likely experience, welts, rashes or blisters. However, once the leaves are dried, than they are safe to handle with no fear of getting stung.

Nettle Leaf is actually incredibly amazing for the body! As we stated above, it is a popular herb medicinally and topically and in the food. Chocked full of vitamins such as, Vitamin A, B, C, D and K, it also carries a large amount of iron, potassium, calcium, manganese, amino acids, phosphorous, magnesium, silica, silicon, protein and iodine. That is quite a bit of power in one plant!

Nettle Bath Bomb Recipe: The Benefits of Nettle LeafNettle Bath Bomb Recipe: The Benefits of Nettle Leaf

Nettle Leaf can be made into many things to treat a variety of skin and hair ailments. You can create a mask of nettle leaf or an astringent. This helps with acne, scars and even eczema. A massage oil can be created for beneficial anti-inflammatory properties. This can help with arthritic pain, rheumatism and even tendonitis.  Also, a toner or a paste can be created to help with skin burns, swelling or even scaring Since Nettle Leaf contains silica and silicon it makes a wonderful topical treatment for scalp conditions! It can strengthen the roots, stimulate  hair growth and the silica helps strengthen the follicles, and scalp. It also can help with stubborn dandruff!

Nettle Leaf can also be made into a tea to drink. This is a wonderful way to help with kidney infections, benign prostatic hyperplasia, and lower blood pressure. This herb also contains iron and iron. Vitamin C is an important factor when it comes to iron absorption. This aids in fighting anemia and fatigue!

This is just a few of the amazing things Nettle Leaf has to offer! Not only is it a perfect aid to staying healthy on the inside, it’s awesome for looking healthy on the outside as well!

Now that we have some knowledge of what nettle leaf can help you out with, let’s move on to the recipe!

Nettle Leaf Bath Bomb Recipe: Two Key Ingredients

In this bath bomb we have used two of your standard bath bomb ingredients, Citric Acid and Baking Soda! Citric Acid (when combined with baking soda) is what gives your bath bombs their fizz! It naturally occurs in citrus fruits and acts as a preservative. Also, citric acid is used in a multitude of products and industries. From foods to medicinal to bath and body products, it is a very convenient ingredient to have on hand. The other ingredient is Baking Soda, or Sodium Bicarbonate. This is a gentle, natural alkaline that is used in cosmetic formulations and cleaning formulas to lift dirt, and remove oils. It can be used in anything from a dish washing detergent to using as a rinse to help get your hair soft and shiny!

Nettle Bath Bomb Recipe: Avocado OilNettle Bath Bomb Recipe: Avocado Oil

Avocado Oil is a wonderful, moisturizing ingredient that is helpful for those with sensitive skin! It also is one of the few oils that has a high percentage of unsaponifiables (the portions of the oil that do not react with the lye to form soap). It is also full of vitamins such as A, D and E.

Nettle Bath Bomb Recipe: Kaolin Clay PowderNettle Bath Bomb Recipe: Kaolin Clay Powder

Kaolin Clay, also called China Clay, is a white clay that is perfect for sensitive skin types.  This clay is commonly used to make mineral makeup such as foundation, eye shadow, and blush.  Also, Kaolin clay is used in formulations as a thickener and is added to bath bombs to harden them.  Like most clays, kaolin clay helps cleanse the skin and remove toxins.

Nettle Bath Bomb Recipe: Dragons Blood Fragrance OilNettle Bath Bomb Recipe: Dragons Blood Fragrance Oil

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden smells just like the essential oil. Dragon’s blood truly has a smell all its own. A deep, rich earthy smell of spicy and sweet that has a true incense fragrance to it. This fragrance oil is a best seller here at Nature’s Garden.

Nettle Bath Bomb Recipe: Ingredients That You Can Get At Nature’s Garden

Nettle Bath Bomb Recipe: Other Ingredients and Equipment You will Need

  • Witch Hazel (in spray bottle)
  • Mixing Bowls
  • Mixing Spoon
  • Scale

Nettle Bath Bomb Recipe: Total Recipe Amounts

  • 300 grams Citric Acid
  • 600 grams Baking Soda
  • 10 grams Kaolin Clay Powder
  • 18 grams Avocado Oil
  • 18 grams Dragons Blood Fragrance Oil
  • 5 grams Nettle Leaf C/S
  • 5 grams Nettle Leaf Powder

Nettle Bath Bomb Recipe: Before You Get Started

Before you get creating, a few important steps should be taken. First, clean and sanitize your work area. Also, give your equipment and packing materials a good scrubbing. For sanitary reasons, we suggest using a hair net, gloves and protective clothing when preparing this or any other recipe. Have a spray bottle of witch hazel ready to go along with all the ingredients needed withing easy reach. These steps help the process of making your bath bombs run smoothly without unnecessary interruptions. Once you have prepped yourself and your work area, you are ready to go!

Nettle Bath Bomb Recipe: Prepping the Dry IngredientsNettle Bath Bomb Recipe: Prepping the Dry Ingredients

First you will begin preparing the dry ingredients. Take your first mixing bowl and place it on your scale. Tare out the weight and add in 300 grams of Citric Acid, 600 grams of Baking Soda and 10 grams of Kaolin Clay Powder.

 

 

 

Nettle Bath Bomb Recipe: Mixing It UpNettle Bath Bomb Recipe: Mixing It Up

Then, with gloved hands, you can mix these ingredients together, breaking up any clumps as you go. You can set this bowl aside for the moment.

 

 

 

 

Nettle Bath Bomb Recipe: Prepping the Wet IngredientsNettle Bath Bomb Recipe: Prepping the Wet Ingredients

Now you will move onto the wet ingredients. In the second mixing bowl, weigh out 18 grams of Avocado Oil, 18 grams of Dragons Blood Fragrance Oil. You can stir these ingredients together to combine the two.

 

 

 

Nettle Bath Bomb Recipe: Combining the Wet and Dry Ingredients

Next, you will combine the wet and dry ingredients together. Mix in the wet to the dry and using your gloved hands, thoroughly combine these ingredients together. Make sure that the oils are evenly dispersed throughout the mixture.

Nettle Bath Bomb Recipe: Separating the Dough

The next step is to separate the bath bomb dough. Divide your dough in half. Place one half in a clean bowl and the other half can stay in the mixing bowl you combined the ingredients in.

Nettle Bath Bomb Recipe: Adding the Nettle Leaf

Now that you have the dough separated you will be adding the nettle leaf. To the first bowl, weigh and add 5 grams of the cut and sifted nettle leaf.

 

 

 

Nettle Bath Bomb Recipe: Adding the Nettle Leaf

 

 

Next, we will prepare the mixture that will be used for the second half of the mixture. So, to the next bowl, add 5 grams of the powdered nettle leaf.

Nettle Bath Bomb Recipe: Using the Witch Hazel

Now we will be mixing in the witch hazel. So to the first bowl, lightly mist the bath bomb mixture, mixing the ingredients with your hands. Continue to spritz the mixture with the witch hazel until you have a nice crumbly dough-like consistency throughout the bath bomb dough. Once you have completed the first bowl, you can move onto the second bowl. Combine and spritz the mixture with the witch hazel as you did before. When the second bowl is of the same crumbly, dough you can stop mixing.

Nettle Bath Bomb Recipe: Creating the Bath BombNettle Bath Bomb Recipe: Creating the Bath Bomb

With both of our mixtures combined and at the right consistency, you will now be using the bath bomb molds. To the first half of the mold, pack in the mixture containing the nettle leaf powder. Make sure you have it packed in tightly and firmly.

 

 

 

To the other half of the mold, add in the mixture containing the nettle leaf cut and sifted, making sure it, too, is packed in tightly.

Nettle Bath Bomb Recipe: Putting the Two Halves TogetherNettle Bath Bomb Recipe: Putting the Two Halves Together

Now that both halves are filled, you will be putting them together to make the bomb. First, lightly mist each half of the bath bomb with the witch hazel. This will help ensure that the two halves bind together. Now you can put the halves together, pushing tightly to lock the mold into place. Continue this process until you have used up all the bath bomb dough. This recipe makes approximately six bath bombs.

Nettle Bath Bomb Recipe: Using the Bath Bomb

Before using your awesome new bath bomb, you will need to allow them to set up and harden. Once they have hardened and set up, you can allow them to stay in the mold, or you can remove them and package how you desire. When it is bath time, simply place the Nettle Bath Bomb under some warm bath water. Relax and enjoy the delights of bath time!

Nettle Bath Bomb Recipe: To Learn More

We hope you enjoyed this brand new recipe Nature’s Garden has created! We also hope you enjoyed learning a little bit about the benefits of the Nettle Leaf. It really is an amazing plant, and you may actually have some in your own backyard and not know it! If you would like to learn more about the Nettle Leaf, check out our Nettle Leaf Class on our website or follow this link to read up on how this amazing herb can benefit you!

Nature’s Garden sells all their herbs and powders for external uses only. They are not sold as food items. (The information we provide is for educational purposes only. This information is not intended to diagnose, cure, treat, or prevent any disease. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration). Keep all herbs out of reach of children and pets. Special care should be taken by pregnant and/or lactating women when handling herbs.

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Apr
24

Lavender Mint Bath Bomb Recipe


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Lavender Mint Bath Bomb RecipeLavender Mint Bath Bomb Recipe

It’s spring time! Well, kind of spring time. We had a couple of nice, warm days here in Ohio. What makes you think of spring? Some of our thoughts turn to spring planting. Others think of spring clothes or just looking forward to the bright colors of Mother Nature. I look forward to warmer weather, sunny days and the fresh smells from flowers and newly cut grass. However, at Nature’s Garden, our creative team starts to think of spring recipes and our Lavender Mint Bath Bomb Recipe is a perfect example. With its soft pastel colors and fresh, crisp fragrance, this bath bomb will make you think and smell spring immediately!

 

Lavender Mint Bath Bomb Recipe: The Ingredients

First off, before we get started, let’s talk about some of the ingredients we are using in this recipe. Most of your bath bombs use only two basic “bath bomb” ingredients. Baking Soda, Citric Acid. However, we added an extra ingredient into this recipe, Sodium Cocoyl Isethinate, or SCI. SCI is a gentle sufecant derived from coconut and it is used in a variety of cosmetic recipes. Sodium Cocoyl Isethioniate (SCI) gives your soaps, shampoo, bath bombs and bubble bars their bubble action. Most of all, bath bombs need some skin-nourishing oil added in! We chose Jojoba Oil. This oil has remarkable absorption and moisturizing qualities. This bath bomb is going to leave your skin feeling soft and silky after a nice, long soak in the tub!

Our fragrance oil inspiration is our Lavender Mint WOW.  Anybody in the bath and body business will know that lavender is a popular herb known for the soothing and calming effects it can have. Lavender, which is a very down to earth, natural fragrance, however, it can be a bit overwhelming by itself. With a touch of mint added in you have a wonderfully balanced fragrance that is bright yet subtle, crisp yet soft. This bath bomb is a perfect showcase for this fragrance oil. Lavender Mint WOW is an wonderful verdant scent of earthy lavender flowers and fresh peppermint and spearmint leaves! With soft colors of violet, green and white, this pretty, little bath bomb will be a perfect addition to your spring or summer bath and body line!

 

Lavender Mint Bath Bomb Recipe: Ingredients Found At Nature’s Garden

Lavender Mint Bath Bomb Recipe: Other Ingredients and Equipment You Will Need

  • Witch Hazel (in spray bottle)
  • 6- Clear Round Acrylic Fillable Ornaments
  • Mixing Bowls ( You will need 3)
  • Mixing Spoon
  • Scale

Lavender Mint Bath Bomb Recipe: Total Recipe Amounts

  • 166 grams Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate (SCI)
  • 512 grams Citric Acid
  • 1,120 grams Baking Soda
  • 18 grams Jojoba Oil
  • 16 grams Lavender Mint WOW Fragrance Oil
  • 7 grams Ultramarine Violet FUN Soap Colorant
  • 12 grams Kelly Green FUN Soap Colorant

 

Lavender Mint Bath Bomb Recipe: Prepare Your Work Space and Equipment

Before you begin creating you want to make sure your work area and all the equipment you are using is clean. This will prevent any unwanted particles or bacteria from getting into your bath bombs. Also, make sure you have you have enough room to work in. We highly recommend wearing an apron to protect your clothing and gloves, glasses, and a mask. In addition, you will want to have your Witch Hazel bottles in a spray bottle. Witch Hazel is used to help bind ingredients with little to no action so it’s important to have that handy and ready to go. Water will not be helpful in this recipe and as a side note, this recipe is best prepared in a non-humid climate. Like I stated above, bath bombs are activated by water and simple moisture in the air can slightly activate these guys.

 

Lavender Mint Bath Bomb Recipe: Preparing the Dry IngredientsLavender Mint Bath Bomb Recipe: Preparing the Dry Ingredients

Are you ready to get started?  So, in the first bowl is going to be your dry ingredients. Take your scale, making sure it is set to grams, and weigh out 166 grams Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, 512 grams Citric Acid, and 1,120 grams of Baking Soda. Then using your gloved hands, mix the ingredients together, breaking up any clumps as you go. Once these are mixed well, set this bowl aside.

 

Lavender Mint Bath Bomb Recipe: Preparing the Wet IngredientsLavender Mint Bath Bomb Recipe: Preparing the Wet Ingredients

Next, you can combine the wet ingredients together. So, in a separate bowl, with your scale still set to grams, weigh out 18 grams of Jojoba oil and the 16 grams of Lavender Mint Wow Fragrance Oil. Mix this together well using your mixing spoon or even a whisk.

 

 

 

 

Lavender Mint Bath Bomb Recipe: Mixing the Wet and Dry IngredientsLavender Mint Bath Bomb Recipe: Mixing the Wet and Dry Ingredients

Next, we can combine our wet and dry ingredients together. Slowly add the oils to your dry. For the record, if you happen to get a mild reaction when you add the wet to the dry, don’t panic! It will calm down once you get more dry mixed in. Finally, use your gloved hands to mix the ingredients together. You want to be sure the oils are evenly dispersed throughout the mixture. This bowl can be set aside until later.

 

 

 

Lavender Mint Bath Bomb Recipe: Separating the DoughLavender Mint Bath Bomb Recipe: Separating the Dough

Now that your base mixture is combined, you can separate the dough so it can be colored. You are going to separate the bath bomb dough into 3 equal portions and there is no distinct weight for each portion so go ahead and eyeball it. Two bowls will be colored with our FUN Soap Colorants and one bowl will remain un-colored.

 

 

Lavender Mint Bath Bomb Recipe: Mixing the Violet ColorLavender Mint Bath Bomb Recipe: Mixing the Violet Color

Now we can add our colorant! Tare out your scale and to the first bowl, add in 9 grams of Ultramarine Violet FUN Soap Colorant. Then using your gloved hands you will mix the color fully and evenly into your dough until you have achieved a nice, pale violet color. You can set this portion aside for the moment.

 

 

Lavender Mint Bath Bomb Recipe: Mixing the Green ColorLavender Mint Bath Bomb Recipe: Mixing the Green Color

Next, let’s mix the green! Tare out your scale and in your second bowl add 12 grams of Kelly Green FUN Soap colorant. Again, using gloved hands, mix the green colorant in thoroughly and evenly until you have a nice, pale shade of green. Now you can set this bowl aside.

 

 

 

Lavender Mint Bath Bomb Recipe: Molding the Bath Bombs

There are many types and shapes of bath bomb molds out there that can be used.  Virtually anything can be used as a bath bomb mold! Silicone molds, soap molds, shallow jars or deep lids.  Shop around your local craft store or even look around your kitchen and let your imagination take over! You can make all shapes and sizes of bath treats, however, please keep in mind that you need the mold to have the ability to release easily. With this recipe, we kept it easy and chose a simple, round plastic fillable Christmas ornament that you can find in any craft store.

Lavender Mint Bath Bomb Recipe: Starting With Your First ColorLavender Mint Bath Bomb Recipe: Starting With Your First Color

Next you can start putting these bath bombs together! You may start with any color you wish, however we started with the green dough. Plus you will be using the Witch Hazel now.  Please note, that it is important to not spray the dough with too much of the Witch Hazel. Over spraying can cause the bath bomb ingredients to activate and as a result your bath bomb will not stay together. Now go ahead and spritz your dough with the witch hazel. Using your hands,give it a nice mix. You are looking for the consistency of damp sand. Take one half of the mold. Next, you will take a small amount of dough and press it firmly into the ornament half.

 

Lavender Mint Bath Bomb Recipe: Adding on the Second Layer of ColorLavender Mint Bath Bomb Recipe: Adding on the Second Layer of Color

Next, we can move onto the second color. Again, chose any color you wish. We went with white. Give the mix a spritz of Witch Hazel and mix it well making sure it is the right consistency. Next, take a small amount and press it firmly on top of the first layer.

 

 

 

Lavender Mint Bath Bomb Recipe: Adding on the Third Layer of ColorLavender Mint Bath Bomb Recipe: Adding on the Third Layer of Color

Next, you are going to spritz your third layer of dough with Witch Hazel so give it a quick mix, making sure it looks like damp sand.  Take a small amount. Add it to the second layer. Fill to the top as full as you can get it without it overflowing. Make sure to press the dough firmly down.

Lavender Mint Bath Bomb Recipe: Preparing the Second Half of the Mold

Now we are going to work on the second half of the mold. So, repeat the process of layering as we did in the first half.  With your first color, take a small amount and press it firmly into other half of the mold.

Lavender Mint Bath Bomb Recipe: Adding the Second Layer of Color

Move on to the second layer by taking a small bit of dough and pressing it firmly onto the first layer.

 

Lavender Mint Bath Bomb Recipe: Adding the Third Layer of ColorLavender Mint Bath Bomb Recipe: Adding the Third Layer of Color

Finally, you are going to finish off the second half of the mold with your third layer of color. So, pull off a small amount of dough and push it firmly on top of the previous layer. Next you will be putting the two halves together. So first, give each half of the mold a light spray of Witch Hazel then press the two halves together tightly. Lastly, you will want to place the bath bombs in an area where they will not be disturbed or roll around and let them rest for at least 24 hours. In addition, make sure that the bombs are in a humid-free zone.  Now you can continue building the remaining molds with the same layering process. This recipe should allow for six medium sized bath bombs.

 

See how easy making bath bombs can be? The ingredients are simple and they can be found in your local grocery store! Plus, the kids can even help with making them since there are no hazardous materials used! With a little creativity and inspiration, the possibilities are endless!  We hope you enjoyed this newest edition to our bath bomb recipe collection. We are sure you will love the scented balance of the soft, earthy lavender and the bright, crisp scent of mint combined. These bath bombs will leave you feeling relaxed and refreshed. Plus, the scent of Lavender Mint WOW will leave your bathroom smelling like a spa!

Lavender Mint Bath Bomb: Dos and Don’ts of Bath Bombs

In conclusion, I have included  a tiny list of reminders on how to treat your bath bombs after they are made!

Do remember to keep them out of the humidity! The littlest bit of moisture in the air can cause your bath bombs to go off into a fizzy display! Not good from a selling standpoint! Consider airtight containers or glass jars with lids as a display option. Furthermore, bath bombs can shrink wrapped or even placed in cellophane bags and tied tightly with a pretty ribbon or twist tie.  You will want to wrap them right away.

Do use your bath bombs withing a few months of making or receiving them. The fresher the bath bomb the better the bubble and fizz!

Do let your bombs completely set up. Do not attempt to take them out of their molds yet! Your bombs should come out of the mold easily. Simply use the tabs at the top of the mold to pull the two sides apart being careful in removing them.

Don’t use craft glitter in any of your bath bomb creations. Always use a cosmetic grade glitter.

 

Lavender Mint Bath Bomb: Give Us A Shout

Looking for some other bath bomb inspiration? Check out our recipe box! There are a whole bunch more recipes for bath bombs, bubble bars, and bath fizzies! Also, you can show off your bath treats, or anything else you have created with any Nature’s Garden products!  Find us on Facebook, Instagram (@ngscents) or Twitter (@ngscents). Show us what your made! Give yourself a pat on the back for helping the world smell a little bit better!