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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
06

Camu Camu CP Soap Recipe


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Camu Camu CP Soap RecipeCamu Camu CP Soap Recipe

If you are looking for some fun soap making ideas, then you should absolutely check out the free cold process soap recipes from Natures Garden. One of these great soap recipes is the Camu Camu CP Soap Recipe! This cp soap recipe uses quality soap making supplies that are perfect for creating soap that cares for the skin. Not only will this moisturizing cold process soap recipe care for your skin, but the recipe uses bright soap colors to create a pretty batch of soap. So, check out the recipe below for a beautiful soap recipe that will nourish your skin.

Natures Garden Ingredients for the Camu Camu CP Soap Recipe

Lye- Sodium Hydroxide
Sunflower Oil
Fractionated Coconut Oil
Mango Butter
Cocoa Butter Golden Natural 
Safflower Oil
Sweet Almond Oil
Jojoba Oil
Titanium Dioxide 
FUN Soap Colorant Neon Red 
FUN Soap Colorant Neon Yellow
Camu Camu Powder
Sodium Lactate
Hemp Oil Melt and Pour Soap
Silicone Mold- 4 loaves
Safety Gloves
Thermometer
Safety Mask
Natures Garden Apron
Safety Glasses

Soap Making Equipment and Other Ingredients

Distilled Water
Mixing Bowls
Mixing Spoons
Rubber Spatula
Scale
Stick Blender
Vinegar
Lime/Lime Slices Mold (www.flexiblemolds.com)
Mini Cherries/Berries Mold (www.flexiblemolds.com)

Weights for the Camu Camu CP Soap

323 grams Water
118 grams Lye
20 grams Sodium Lactate
(added to cooled lye solution)

212 grams Sunflower Oil
127 grams Fractionated Coconut Oil
170 grams Mango Butter
127 grams Cocoa Butter
85 grams Safflower Oil
85 grams Sweet Almond Oil
42 grams Jojoba Oil
64 grams Camu Camu Fragrance Oil
5 grams Camu Camu Powder

Weights for the Berry Soap Embeds

40 grams Hemp Oil Melt and Pour Soap
2 grams Camu Camu Fragrance Oil
8 drops Neon Red FUN Soap Colorant

Weights for the Lemon Soap Embeds

70 grams Hemp Oil Melt and Pour Soap
3 grams Camu Camu Fragrance Oil
2 drops Neon Yellow FUN Soap Colorant

Amounts for the Neon Red CP Soap

9 grams FUN Soap Colorant Neon Red

Amounts for the Yellow CP Soap

11 drops Neon Yellow FUN Soap Colorant
Mixed with a small amount of soaping oils

Amounts for the White CP Soap

10 grams Titanium Dioxide
Mixed with a small amount of soaping oils

Clean and Sanitize for the Camu Camu CP Soap Tutorial

Before making your homemade soap you are going to clean and sanitize for the Camu Camu CP Soap Tutorial. First, you are going to want to collect all of the soap making supplies listed above for this recipe. Also, you are going to want to clean a work space to allow yourself the room for this soap making recipe. Also, you will want to prepare a bottle of vinegar and set it aside.

Prepare the Lye Solution for the Camu Camu CP Soap RecipePrepare the Lye Solution for the Camu Camu CP Soap Recipe

First, you are going to need to prepare the lye solution for the Camu Camu CP Soap Recipe. Of course, you are going to want to make this in a well ventilated area. Also, you are going to want to wear protective clothing, safety mask, safety glasses, and gloves. Once you are prepared to mix your lye solution, you are going to need to add 118 grams of lye to the 323 grams of the water. Remember to only ever add the lye to your water. Never do the reverse. Set your lye mixture in a safe place to cool to room temperature.

Melt the Soaping Oils for the Camu Camu CP Soap RecipeMelt the Soaping Oils for the Camu Camu CP Soap Recipe

While you are waiting for your lye solution to cool, you are going to melt the soaping oils for the Camu Camu CP Soap Recipe. So, you will want to weigh out 212 grams Sunflower Oil, 127 grams Fractionated Coconut Oil, 170 grams Mango Butter, 127 grams Cocoa Butter, 85 grams Safflower Oil, 85 grams Sweet Almond Oil, and 42 grams Jojoba Oil in a medium sized mixing bowl. Then, use short bursts in the microwave to melt your oils. After, you will set your bowl aside to cool to room temperature.

Prepare the Soap Colorants for the Camu Camu CP Soap RecipePrepare the Soap Colorants for the Camu Camu CP Soap Recipe

Now, you can prepare the soap colorants for the Camu Camu CP Soap Recipe. So, you will want to prepare three soap colorants in small bowls. One bowl will have 9 grams of FUN Soap Colorant Neon Red. Another bowl will have 11 drops of Neon Yellow FUN Soap Colorant with a small amount of soaping oils. The last bowl will have 10 grams of Titanium Dioxide with a small amount of soaping oils. Then, set these prepared soap colorants aside for now.

Create the Lemon Soap EmbedsCreate the Lemon Soap Embeds

Next, you are going to create the lemon soap embeds. You will want to weigh out 70 grams of Hemp Oil Melt and Pour Soap and add it to a microwave save bowl. After melting your soap base, you will add 3 grams of  Camu Camu Fragrance Oil and 2 drops of Neon Yellow FUN Soap Colorant. Now, mix everything together and pour into the lemon/lime slices mold. Once the slices have set up, you should have ten lemon slices. You can set these aside for a later step.

Create the Berry Soap EmbedsCreate the Berry Soap Embeds

Also, you will need to create the berry soap embeds. So, weigh out 40 grams of Hemp Oil Melt and Pour Soap into a microwave safe bowl. Then, melt your soap using short bursts in the microwave. Once the soap is melted, add 2 grams of Camu Camu Fragrance Oil and 8 drops of Neon Red FUN Soap Colorant. Then, add this melt and pour soap to the berries mold. You will be able to create 10 berries in total. Set these aside for now.

Combine Your Lye and Oils for the CP Soap Recipe

Once both your solutions have cooled to room temperature, you are ready to combine your lye and oils. After combining these two mixtures, you will stick blend to emulsify.

Scenting the Camu Camu CP Soap

Once the oils and le have been combined, you are ready for the step of  scenting the Camu Camu CP Soap. So, you will weigh 64 grams of the Camu Camu Fragrance Oil and add it to your bowl. This will provide your soap with a sweet, tangy aroma. Further this scent has delicious fruit notes of tart red berries, juicy orange and peach nectar blended with a twist of lime. So, your finished soap will have a fantastic scent!

Separate the Camu Camu CP Soap Batter

Next, you are going to separate the Camu Camu CP Soap batter into smaller portions. Each of these portions will be colored separately and used to create the soap design!

Adding the Titanium Dioxide to the Camu Camu CP Soap RecipeAdding the Titanium Dioxide to the Camu Camu CP Soap Recipe

First, you are going to separate out about a third of your soap batter into a new mixing bowl. Then, add in the titanium dioxide that you had previously prepared. You will need to stick blend to incorporate the color. Then, you can set this portion aside for the moment.

Include the Powdered Camu Camu HerbInclude the Powdered Camu Camu Herb

For your remaining two thirds of the soap batter, you are going to include the powdered Camu Camu herb. So, you will add 5 grams of the Camu Camu Powder to your soap. After this cosmetic herb has been incorporated, you can separate this remaining two thirds into two equal portions. Each of these two portions will have a different colorant added.

Creating the Red Color for the Camu Camu CP Soap RecipeCreating the Red Color for the Camu Camu CP Soap Recipe

In one of these two portions, you will be creating the red color for the Camu Camu CP Soap Recipe. So, you will need to add the neon red colorant you have measured out. Then, use a stick blender to incorporate the color. You can set this portion of soap aside for now.

Creating the Yellow Color for the Camu Camu CP Soap RecipeCreating the Yellow Color for the Camu Camu CP Soap Recipe

For the last portion of your soap, you will be creating the yellow color for the Camu Camu CP Soap Recipe. So, you will need to add the yellow soap colorant that you have previously prepared. Use a stick blender to incorporate the scent and set the mixture aside.

Combining the Colors for the Camu Camu CP Soap RecipeCombining the Colors for the Camu Camu CP Soap Recipe

Before you pour your soap into the mold, you are going to be combining your three colored portions. You will need to alternate between pouring small amounts of the red, yellow, and white soap batter into another mixing bowl. While you will need to use some of your white soap for this potion, you will want to make sure that you save half of this soap for the top of your bars. So, continue to alternate between the three colors until you run out of the red and yellow soap colors. Then, set the remaining white soap batter aside to thicken up a bit.

Swirl the Camu Camu CP Soap

Next, you are going to want to swirl the Camu Camu CP Soap. So, grab a spatula and place it into the soap batter. You will want to move the spatula in a circular motion throughout the bowl until you are happy with your swirls.

Pouring the Camu Camu CP Soap RecipePouring the Camu Camu CP Soap Recipe

Now, you are going to be pouring the Camu Camu CP Soap Recipe. So, you will need the 4-loaf silicone mold. Then, you will pour your soap batter into the mold. This batch of soap will fill two of the loaf cavities.

Topping the Soap with the White Soap Batter Topping the Soap with the White Soap Batter

Once your soap is poured, you are going to be topping the soap with the white soap batter. Before you can use your white soap batter for the top, you will want to make sure that it sets up a bit. After the white soap batter has a thicker, frosting consistency, you are ready to place the soap batter on top of each loaf. As you add the white soap batter to the top of your soap mold you will want to create peaks. After you have created a nice fluff on top of each soap, you’re ready for the next step in the process.

Add the MP Soap EmbedsAdd the MP Soap Embeds

Next, you are ready to add the mp soap embeds to your cold process soap. First, you will need to evenly space five berries on each of the soap loaves. Then, you will place one lemon wedge next to each of the berries.

Using the Finished Camu Camu CP Soap RecipeUsing the Finished Camu Camu CP Soap Recipe

Finally, your cold process soap recipe is finished! Before you can begin using the finished Camu Camu CP Soap Recipe. First, you are going to want to wait 24-48 hours to remove your loaves from the soap mold. Once your soap is removed from the mold, you are ready to slice your soap into bars. Then, you will want to set your soaps in a safe place to allow them time to cure.

Getting Healthy by Adding Camu Camu to Your Diet

Many people have found that Camu Camu is a great health food with some fantastic benefits for your body. For instance, there are claims that this berry can provide an immune system boost due to the high amount of vitamin C. So, you can work on getting healthy by adding Camu Camu to your diet. One way that you can add this food to your diet is by creating the Immunity Boosting Camu Camu Pumpkin Spice Balls from Hello Glow. These healthy snacks are a great way to add some extra nutrients to your diet and provide you with a yummy snack that is good for you, too!

Questions About the Camu Camu CP Soap RecipeQuestions About the Camu Camu CP Soap Recipe

We hope that you enjoyed creating this homemade cold process soap recipe. If you have any questions about this cold process soap recipe, then feel free to reach out to us! You can contact us over the phone on our H.U.G. line, in the NG store, and online. Also, you can reach us through our social media platforms. First, we are available on the Natures Garden Facebook page. Also, you can use @ngscents to find us on both our Instagram and Twitter. Not only can you use our social media platforms to ask us questions about this soap recipe, but you can share your own homemade bath and body, too. So, we hope that we hear from you soon!

Oct
23

Misbehavin Fragrance Oil


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Misbehavin Fragrance OilMisbehavin Fragrance Oil – Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Misbehavin Fragrance Oil is a flirty and sensual scent by Natures Garden. This aroma is a sweet fruit and fresh greenery blend that creates a wonderfully sensual scent. No matter the recipe, our customer adore this flirty fragrance oil.  One of our wonderful clients has said, “I Love this scent. Just finished 1st batch and it is already gone from my shelves. This is great!! Used in Joy wax and Emu Oil Aloe Vera Lotions!!”

What Does Misbehavin Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

A flirtatious, fruity, sexy fragrance oil by Natures Garden. A tantalizing aroma of sweet juicy candied apples and pomegranate, with nuances of fresh ivy and oakmoss. A Best Seller!

How Do Our Customers Use Misbehavin Fragrance Oil in Room Scenting Recipes?

Customers that love creating homemade room scenting products can fully utilize this flirty fragrance oil. Any products that are potpourri or incense based will be able to include up to 50% of this sweet fragrance oil. Any scented homemade cleaning supplies can be made with no more than 5% of this scent. Also, this best selling fragrance oil will retain a nice and strong scent in aroma bead products.

Misbehavin Fragrance Oil Candle Color SuggestionFurthermore, candle makers can create their products using this fruit and greenery fragrance oil in their products. Any of these candle products that are created with either vegetable waxes or paraffin wax can include up to 10% of this fragrance oil. Joy wax and WOW Wax will both perform perfectly when using this scent. Soy wax will also maintain a nice and strong fragrance oil. Additionally, Pillar of Bliss Wax produces a wonderful hot and cold scent throw. If you are unable to choose what color to use for this scent, then we’d suggest including either six drops of red liquid candle dye or a small amount of shredded red color block in the amount that you would like  per four pounds of wax. Just remember that you should not ever use any crayons for the coloring of your candles as they will clog your wick.

How Do Our Customers Use Misbehavin Fragrance Oil in Bath and Body Recipes?

Our customers can use this scrumptious fruit fragrance oil to create unique bath and body creations. Bath gels, bath oils, perfumes, lotions, and also other types of bath and body products can use up to 5% of this fragrance oil. If you don’t know what to use to color your products that use this scent, then we suggest using red soap dye in your preferred amount. Just don’t use any candle dye to color bath and body products due to their ability to stain the skin.

Misbehavin Fragrance Oil CP Soap DiscolorationAlso, this sensual fragrance oil can be used to successfully be included into a wide variety of soaps. This includes hot process, cold process, and melt and pour soap bases. For example, our Cold Process Soap Testing Results have revealed that this fruity fragrance oil is an amazing scent for creating cold process soaps. This scent is a wonderful choice for this soaping method and will produce a perfect pour. A batch that contains this fragrance oil will have no acceleration, no ricing, and no separation. The final bars of soap will have a strong and lasting scent after cure and the bars will discolor to a light beige. Finally, with the vanillin content being 1.15%, the addition of vanilla white stabilizer may be able to help this discoloration.