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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.



What is Bee Pollen Powder?

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What is Bee Pollen Powder?What is Bee Pollen Powder?

If you have been wondering “What is bee pollen powder?”, then you may want to stick around for this blog. This Natures Garden herb is made up of ground up bee pollen granules, which makes it easy to add your homemade soaps and cosmetics. Further, the herb powder is a perfect way to naturally color bath and body recipes. Also, the bee powder is full of vitamins and nutrients that a healthy body needs! We utilize these nutrients to create bath and beauty products that are amazing for the skin. But, there are those that use the bee pollen granules to provide benefits to the inside of their body, too. You can learn about all the beneficial properties that bee pollen has for both your homemade products and your whole body in one of our homemaking blogs for bath and body products!

What is Bee Pollen Powder?: What is Bee Pollen Made Out Of ?What is Bee Pollen Powder?: What is Bee Pollen Made Out Of?

While bees collect pollen from plants, like flowers, this pollen alone is not bee pollen. Now, you may be asking “Well then, what is what is bee pollen made from?”. This process starts with the plant pollen and nectar that the bees collect for food. The type of pollen differs based on the on the area, as there will be different types of flowers available.

Then, the bees mix the collected pollen with nectar from its honey sacks. This creates the bee pollen, which are larger granules that make it easier to transport pollen back to the hive. So, the bees will store the bee pollen in a special pouch in their hind legs to transport it back to their home. Then, the bees will transport this to the hive where they can enzymes to it.  The bees will digest the bee pollen to turn it into honey, which has all the nutrients needed to feed young bees and worker bees alike.

What is Bee Pollen Powder?: How is Bee Pollen Harvested?

Well, how is bee pollen gathered before the bees turn it into honey? Obviously, the bee pollen would need to be collected before the bees take it into their hive. After this point, it will be in the process of becoming honey. So, beekeepers will use a special comb-like device that bees have to pass through before getting into the hive. As a bee passes through the comb some of the pollen will be pushed out of the bee’s pouch. This allows a portion of the bee pollen to be collected while leaving some for the bees to turn into honey.

What is Bee Pollen Powder?: Industrial Uses

We know that bee pollen is used to make food for the bees, but how is bee pollen good for you? Bee pollen is full of all kinds of nutrients that your body needs, which makes it amazing for giving your body a revitalizing boost. Since bee pollen is full of vitamins and nutrients, there are many industry uses for this lovely product. This means that there are all kinds of ways that people have found to include use this natural wonder. Whether you use bee pollen for cosmetic purposes or include a bee pollen supplement in your diet, there are many beneficial properties for your body.

What is Bee Pollen Powder?: Foods and BeveragesWhat is Bee Pollen Powder?: Foods and Beverages

Many people enjoy adding bee pollen to their food or smoothies as a nutrition boost. In fact, the abundance of nutrients are useful for combating fatigue and stress by supporting your nutrition levels. Since the vitamins and nutrients in this supplement support healthy body function, you are sure to feel more lively. Plus, bee pollen will help you ward off sickness, as it has been shown to boost the immune system. Also, this natural supplement has been useful in reducing nutritional deficiencies, which would lead to negative consequences. These consequences could include health problems or poor development in children. This is just a few of the reasons why adding bee pollen to healthy food is something that many people enjoy!

What is Bee Pollen Powder?: What Does Bee Pollen Taste Like?What is Bee Pollen Powder?: What Does Bee Pollen Taste Like?

Of course, anyone considering adding a new food to there diet would be curious about the taste. We have been told that bee pollen is an acquired taste, so some healthy eaters will disguise it in their food. Further, the taste can differ slightly depending on the pollen sources available around the hive. This means that both the color and taste can change slightly based on location and time of year. Some bee pollen has a nut-like flavor that is a little sweet and other times it can be more bitter. While some people will eat the bee pollen on food or like a pill with water, others may hide the flavor in a smoothie. It all depends on your preference and the time of year you get your bee pollen.

What is Bee Pollen Powder?: Bath and Body ProductsWhat is Bee Pollen Powder?: Bath and Body Products

Bee Pollen Powder is a wonderful herb that provides all kinds of benefits to natural bath and body products. First, this herb can be used as a natural colorant. The pretty yellow color is perfect for creating bath and body products that are light, warm, and natural. So, this cosmetic herb is great for adding to your bath and body supplies, as it provides you with perfect hues for wholesale body products using natural bee ingredients.

Additionally, bee pollen has all kinds of wonderful properties to benefit your skin. First, using this cosmetic herb for making lotion from scratch is a perfect way to introduce these beneficial properties to your skin. The high levels of antioxidants in this cosmetic herb are able to help reduce aging, as it reduces the effect of free radicals, UV light, and pollutants. Further, bee pollen has an antibiotic effect that will help to reduce acne break outs. Plus, some research has shown that bee pollen can be used on the skin to speed healing and prevent infection due to its antibacterial properties.

How to Use Spirulina Powder: Natures Garden RecipesHow to Use Bee Pollen Powder: Natures Garden Recipes

Also, you can incorporate bee pollen power in a wonderful cold process soap recipe! Our Royal Honey Bee Cold Process Soap Recipe combines the beneficial properties of real honey and raw bee pollen to create an amazing recipe for the skin. Since much of the antibacterial and anti inflammatory properties are from the bee pollen, this combination enhances the honey’s properties to new levels. This soap can be useful for moisturizing the skin, reducing wrinkles, and even preventing acne break outs. Plus, some cases of eczema have been reduced after regular use, as it reduces inflammation and soothes the skin.

What is Bee Pollen Powder?: MedicinalWhat is Bee Pollen Powder?: Medicinal

Throughout history, there is evidence of humans incorporating bee in medical practices. There were ancient civilizations, including Chinese, Egyptian, Greek, American Indian, and many more, used bee pollen to create rejuvenating blends. These blends varied from the Greek and Egyptians using it to increase stamina before battle to the medicinal tonics of ancient Chinese civilizations. Further, bee pollen has even been referred to as “Ambrosia” by some civilizations, which means food of the Gods. Today, we still utilize the natural properties of bee pollen to provide our bodies with a nutrient boost and enhance our health. In fact, it is considered a superfood that is often used in smoothie blends.

What has continued to make bee pollen popular for improving health is its many natural, beneficial properties for the body. First, it has vitamins that are useful for boosting the immune system, which protect you from diseases or infections. Also, bee pollen has anti-inflammatory properties that can be used for reducing the symptoms of arthritis, gout, or even menstrual cramps. Another benefit is that bee pollen promotes liver health with its high level of antioxidants that are able to help your liver detox the body. Additionally, bee pollen powder has been linked to a reduction in bad cholesterol, which has led to better cardiovascular health and even suggested a decreased risk of blood clots.

What is Bee Pollen Powder?: Other UsesWhat is Bee Pollen Powder?: Other Uses

Another benefit of bee pollen is that it can be used to help reduce minor seasonal allergies. Many people will find local beehives to find bee pollen harvested from the area. You can take this region specific bee pollen every day to help build up an immunity to the pollen that you experience in your area. You will want to start with a small amount and work your way up to a slightly larger amount. Also, you will want to begin this process a few weeks before pollen season begins.

Eventually, you won’t have as bad of a reaction from seasonal allergies caused by the pollen in your area. However, anyone with serious allergic reactions to honey, pollen, or bee stings as well as anyone taking regular medications should all consult a doctor before committing to taking bee pollen. If you would like to learn more about how to take bee pollen, then check out this article called How Bee Pollen Could Cure Your Allergies by Mind Body Green. This article talks about how bee pollen wards your body from your allergies and gives a suggested amount for daily use.

What is Bee Pollen Powder?: Get Healthy with Bee Pollen

If you want to try adding granules of bee pollen to your diet, then Healthy Smoothie Headquarters is a great place to start. They have an article with a recipe for creating a smoothie that is absolutely scrumptious. Recipes like these are extremely useful for anyone that would love to reap the benefits of bee pollen but hate the taste. Plus, this article even talks about a few more benefits and bonuses of eating bee pollen regularly. So, check out the Blissful Bee Pollen Smoothie and see what all the buzz is about!

If you are curious about all the nutrients in bee pollen, then you may want to check out an article by Bee Pollen Buzz. This article, called What is Bee Pollen?,  perfectly answers the question of “What nutrients does bee pollen contain?” and shows you exactly what is known to be in bee pollen that is just so good for us. In fact, this article breaks down the good stuff in bee pollen, like all the vitamins, minerals, and amino acids. Plus, they go into the number of calories, fats, carbs, and protein, too. So, this is a perfect break down for any curious healthy eaters out there.

What is Bee Pollen Powder?: Talk to UsWhat is Bee Pollen Powder?: Talk to Us

We hope that you’ve enjoyed learning a bit about this wonderful cosmetic herb. If you want to include even more herbs in your wholesale bath and body supplies, then check out some of our other Herbs and Spices. You can create some skin-loving products with a blend of fantastic herbs.  If you have questions about bee pollen powder or any other herbs that we carry, then please ask us! You can always ask us questions in store, on the phone, and on social media. We have a Facebook page that you can use to reach us. Also, we have a Twitter account and an Instagram account (@ngscents) . We hope to hear from you soon!

What is Bee Pollen Powder?: Reminder About Our Herbs

Note: Natures Garden sells our bee pollen powder for external use only. While you can purchase food grade bee pollen elsewhere, we do not sell them as food items. Also, the information that we provide is for educational purposes only. This information is not intended to diagnose, cure, treat, or prevent any disease and this information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. We suggest that you keep all herbs out of reach of children and pets. Also, pregnant and/or lactating women should take special care when handling herbs. Natures Garden accepts no responsibility (written or implied) for any products you make with our herbs. The responsibility of the customer is to test all of their own created products.


Sandalwood Uses

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Sandalwood UsesSandalwood Uses

One great cosmetic herb that you can use in your everyday life is our Red Sandalwood Chips. This cosmetic herb is one of the many amazing cosmetic ingredients from Natures Garden that you can use to create some great bath and body recipes! Actually, there are many sandalwood uses in cosmetic recipes. Plus, there are even more ways to use these wood chips in everything from cooking to cosmetics to gardening. If you are interested in learning more about how you can use this lovely herb, then check out our cosmetic beauty blog to find recipes ideas and benefits for your entire body.

Sandalwood Uses: Growing ConditionsSandalwood Uses: Growing Conditions

These trees prefer warm climates and prefer hardiness zones 10 or 11. So, Sandalwood trees are not typically found all throughout the United States. Actually, these plants are native to areas like India. If you live in a colder region, then you may not want to grow this tree. Also, these trees prefer an area with full sunlight, but they can tolerate partial shade. Also, the soil for this plant should be well draining with both sandy and loamy parts to it. Further, the soil should have between 5.6 and 7.8 for the pH.

Additionally, you should try to plant this tree near another shrub or tree that will put nitrogen back into the soil. You should put your host plant at least six feet from your sandalwood tree. It is important to have this host plant because sandalwood trees are like hemi-parasitic. This means that the tree will need another plant nearby to gain crucial building materials, like nitrogen, potassium, and phosphorus. If you are interested in finding a host plant, then check below for ideas on what to use. While this tree requires extra nutrients, add fertilizer can actually harm the plant. Although these trees need a host plant, they are actually very hardy and can tolerate high wind, drought, salt spray, and even intense heat. 

Sandalwood Uses: Industry Uses

There are many ways that you can use sandalwood chips in your daily life. First, you can use these cosmetic wood chips to create all kinds of different bath and body creations. Also, you can use the sandalwood chips to help add a smoky flavor to your meats. Additionally, there are some medicinal properties that you can gain from this lovely herb. So, that are many ways that you can use this cosmetic herb to benefit your body both inside and out.

Sandalwood Uses: Making Bath and Body RecipesSandalwood Uses: Making Bath and Body Recipes

First, you can use the sandalwood herb to create wonderful bath and beauty products that are unique and very high quality. Not only does this herb look amazing in bath and body recipes, but this herb has properties that are known to care for the skin. So, we think that including sandalwood chips in your recipes would be a great idea for bath bombs and bath soak recipes. This is because soaking in the tub will allow your body to soak up the nutrients that this herb provides. If you are interested, then continue to find out exactly how this herb can benefit the skin.

Sandalwood Uses: Making Bath and Body Benefits

Also, the antiseptic properties of this herb are beneficial for creating cleansing bath and body products. Further, the antiseptic properties have been known to be useful for eczema, itching, rashes, and even more! Additionally, this cosmetic herb can help prevent breakouts, as this herb is thought to help control oil.  So, you can use this cosmetic herb to help control oily skin with the absorbent properties of this cosmetic herb. So, you can use this herb to help with acne, pimples, and even blackheads. Also, this cosmetic herb can be useful for treating insect bites and minor cuts. This herb is thought to help promote faster healing and prevent infection.

Plus, this cosmetic herb contains properties that will provide you with a glowing complexion that you are sure to adore. This herb can nourish and help moisturize rough skin that brightens your dry, lifeless skin. Further, this cosmetic herb can be useful for reducing blotchy skin and various blemishes. In fact, this cosmetic herb is known to help even the skin tone. Whether you have an uneven tan or some kind of mark on your skin, this cosmetic herb can be useful for making these less noticeable and providing a more even appearance. Also, this cosmetic can be useful for helping with sunburn, as this herb promotes faster healing for the skin. Additionally, you can use this herb to moisturize the skin and leave you feeling soothed and nourished. Plus, this cosmetic herb can be useful for reducing signs of aging.

Sandalwood Uses: Sandalwood Fragrance OilSandalwood Uses: Sandalwood Fragrance Oil

Our sandalwood fragrances would be the perfect scent to pair with this cosmetic herb! First, we have the lovely aroma of our Sacred Sandalwood Fragrance Oil. This fragrance has a tranquil aroma of  smooth, silky sandalwood, powdery amber and velvety floral scents with a touch of musk base notes for a hint of sensuality. Of course, another great scent for this herb is the Sandalwood Fragrance Oil. This scent is a woody bouquet of cedar and sandalwood enhanced by notes of rose and jasmine.

Sandalwood Uses: Food and Beverage RecipesSandalwood Uses: Food and Beverage Recipes

Obviously, you don’t want to just eat wood chips. However, there are some fantastic ways that red sandalwood chips can be used for making food. First of all, you can create an herbal tonic with this ingredient. This tonic can be used for medicinal benefits, which we will go into more in depth later. While this herbal beverage may not use the herb for the natural flavor, there are a few recipes that do utilize the flavor of sandalwood.

One great way to utilize the flavor is to use this herb in a smoker to add flavor to your meats. Just add some of these wood chips in a smoker and you have a fantastic flavor added to your food. Not only is this flavor used to enhance the taste of your meat, but some alcoholic beverages will use a hint of the red sandalwood flavor, too.

Sandalwood Uses: Medicinal UsesSandalwood Uses: Medicinal Uses

The wood at the heart of a sandalwood is the part of the tree that is used to create herbal medicine. There are many wonderful benefits that many people have utilized by including this lovely herb in their herbal tonics and medicines. There are ways that you can use sandalwood to create a medicinal tonic that can be used to benefit you. In fact, a simple tonic that has been found to help improve all kinds of different issues. This herbal tonic is thought to provide the body with a few different benefits for the inside your body. So, continue reading if you are interested in learning more about these benefits.

Sandalwood Uses: Medicinal Benefits

First, you can use this herb’s antiseptic properties to help protect your body from internal infections due to wounds and or ulcers. Plus, this beneficial property can be used to promote oral health. Sandalwood has been known to strengthen your gums and help prevent natural tooth loss. Also, this herbal tonic may be beneficial for the digestive tract. The drying properties of this cosmetic herb are thought to be useful for helping with diarrhea issues, as it will help to solidify and reduce your diarrhea.

Additionally, some have found that this cosmetic herb has been useful for reducing fluid retention and coughing, which can be useful for those that are sick. This wholesale herb is thought to help you with mucus, as it has drying properties that can be useful for breaking up the mucus and making it easier for your body to deal with and remove. Plus, the sandalwood herb is thought to be useful for helping purify the blood as it has a diuretic effect that leads to more filtering and urine production.

Sandalwood Uses: Other UsesSandalwood Uses: Other Uses

Another possibly useful trait of sandalwood is that it can be used to fight body odor. So, you can infuse this herb into a homemade deodorant recipe to kill microbes and help you stay smelling fresh! Further, this herb has been known to help reduce prickly heat. This herb has a cooling effect and helps reduce the sweat that contributes to this feeling.

Also, some people have used this cosmetic herb to help with annoying bug problems. First, you can try this herb on any bug bites. The anti-inflammatory properties are thought to help reduce the itching and swelling of the bite, which will relieve much of the discomfort. Also, this herb may be useful at keeping the bugs at bay and preventing any more bites from occurring.

Additionally, you can use herbal wood chips, like the red sandalwood chips, to create a beautiful, functional garden. Adding mulch to a garden helps to retain moisture, control weeds, reduce erosion, and so much more. Plus, the red sandalwood has a beautiful color that is sure to make your garden look amazing! If you want to add some color and improve your garden, then these lovely wood chips may be the perfect choice!

Sandalwood Uses: Burning Sandalwood Incense

Many people enjoy burning incense to cleanse an area of negative energy or even promote their own positive energies. So, there are many that find different types of incense will provide different benefits. Many find that burning this herb can help reduce anxiety, improve your sleep, and provide many more benefits. If you want to learn even more about the some of the different potential benefits of sandalwood, then check out 5 Benefits Of Burning Sandalwood Incense Sticks by Cure Joy.

Sandalwood Uses: Picking a Host Plant

If you are growing a Sandalwood tree, then you are going to need to find a host plant that will support your tree. Although you can’t just choose any plant you want, there are quite a few options that you can use to provide your Sandalwood with the nutrients that it needs. Often, people will use an acacia tree or plants in the casuarina genius, which you can find many of on The Plant List’s article. These are only a few examples of the many options that you have for your host plant. All you need to do is find a plant with a few properties. First, make sure that it can survive in the same hardiness zone as sandalwood. Second, make sure that it will produce fixed nitrogen, which your Sandalwood tree will use.

Sandalwood Uses: Reach Out to UsSandalwood Uses: Reach Out to Us

We hope you that learned all about some fun ways that you can use this cosmetic herb in everyday life. If you have any more questions about using this cosmetic herb, then you should reach out to us! You can find us on the phone, in the store, and on social media. If you choose to contact us on social media, there are a few ways to go about doing that. First, you can find us on Facebook. Also, you can find us on Twitter and on Instagram using our @ngscents handle. Not only is this a great place to reach out to us, but you can share your own creations. So, we hope to hear from you soon!

Sandalwood Uses: A Reminder for Our Herbs

Note: Natures Garden sells our cosmetic herbs, like the Red Sandalwood Chips, for external use only. We do not sell this herb as a food item. The information that we provide in this blog is for educational purposes only. We do not intend for this information to diagnose, cure, treat, or prevent any disease. The Food and Drug Administration has not evaluated this information. Keep all cosmetic herbs out of the reach of children and pets. If you are a pregnant and/or lactating woman, then you should take special care when handling any herbs. Natures Garden accepts no responsibility (written or implied) for any products you make with our herbs. All testing is the responsibility of the customer.


Pink Salt Bubble Bar Recipe

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Pink Salt Bubble Bar RecipePink Salt Bubble Bar Recipe

You are going to love this next bath and beauty recipe from Natures Garden! Our Pink Salt Bubble Bar Recipe uses pink Himalayan salt and both mica pigments to create a gorgeous bubble bar recipe. Not only does the pink salt look pretty, but it is perfect for a salt soak. There are so many benefits for adding salts to your bath. For example, Himalayan salt is great for reducing aches and pains, especially in the muscles. So, you can use a fun bubble bar and have a relaxing soak, too.

Pink Salt Bubble Bar Recipe: Supplies at Natures Garden

Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate
Sodium Bicarbonate- Baking Soda
Cream of Tartar
Corn Starch
Rain Fragrance Oil
Rice Bran Oil
Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant
Vegetable Glycerin
Himalayan Pink Salt- Fine Ground
Himalayan Pink Salt- Coarse Ground
24k Gold Mica Pigment
Diamond Dust Mica Pigment

Pink Salt Bubble Bar Recipe: Other Ingredients and Equipment Needed

Mixing Spoon
Parchment Paper or Silicone Baking Mat
Scale (Grams)
Three Mixing Bowls
Rolling Pin
Craft Brush

Pink Salt Bubble Bar Recipe: Total Recipe Weights of Ingredients

410 grams of the Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate
460 grams of the Sodium Bicarbonate- Baking Soda
224 grams of the Cream of Tartar
72 grams of the Corn Starch
200 grams of the Vegetable Glycerin
24 grams of the Rice Bran Oil
14 grams of the Spring Rain Fragrance Oil
3 drops of the FUN Soap Colorant Tomato Red
10 grams of the Pink Salt Fine Ground
20 grams of the Pink Salt Coarse Ground
Sprinkle of the 24k Gold Mica Pigment (less than a gram)
Sprinkle of the Diamond Dust Mica Pigment (less than a gram)

Pink Salt Bubble Bar Recipe: Preparing Your Work Space

Before you start, we would like to suggest that you make a few preparations. A pair of gloves is recommended, as you will need to mix with your hands. An apron may be useful to protect your clothing.  Also, a hair net and face mask are recommended. Second, you are going to want to prepare all your ingredients and supplies for this recipe. This will ensure that the project runs smoothly and you have all the materials that you need. Finally, you should clean your work space and equipment to make sure that your recipe will be clean and free of dirt.

Pink Salt Bubble Bar Recipe: Weighing the Dry Ingredients

First, we are going to combine all of your dry ingredients into one of your mixing bowls. So, get a medium or large mixing bowl ready. Also, you will need a gram scale in order to measure these ingredients. Then, to your bow,l weigh out 460 grams of the Baking Soda, 410 grams of the Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, 224 grams of the Cream of Tartar, and 72 grams of the Corn Starch.

Pink Salt Bubble Bar Recipe: Mixing the Dry IngredientsPink Salt Bubble Bar Recipe: Mixing the Dry Ingredients

Next, you are going to mix these previously measured ingredients together. You will need to make sure that these dry ingredients are mixed together well before moving on to the next step. Also, make sure you break up any clumps in the powders. This will ensure that each essential ingredient is evenly dispersed and clump-free throughout your entire batch.

Pink Salt Bubble Bar Recipe: Weighing the Wet IngredientsPink Salt Bubble Bar Recipe: Weighing the Wet Ingredients

Now, you are going to weigh your wet ingredients. You can do this part of the recipe one of two ways. You could weigh your ingredients into a small bowl and transfer them into your large mixing bowl of dry ingredients. Alternatively, you can measure the wet ingredients into the same mixing bowl as your dry ingredients. Either way you will need to measure out 200 grams of the vegetable glycerin, 24 grams of the rice bran oil, and 14 grams of the Spring Rain Fragrance Oil.

Pink Salt Bubble Bar Recipe: Combining the Wet and Dry IngredientsPink Salt Bubble Bar Recipe: Combining the Wet and Dry Ingredients

Now that both your wet and dry ingredients have been measured into your large mixing bowl you are ready to mix. Use your clean, gloved hands to mix together all of your ingredients. It is important that you mix these together well because you will be dividing the dough into portions. So, you will want to make sure that each portion has about the same amount of the ingredients.

Pink Salt Bubble Bar Recipe: Separating the Batch

Next, you are going to be separating your mixed bubble bar dough into two equal portions. So, grab your two other mixing bowls. You will need to put half of your batch into each of the bowls. You can eyeball the amounts or measure them if your would prefer. But, you just need to make sure that there is about half in each bowl.

Pink Salt Bubble Bar Recipe:Preparing the White PortionPink Salt Bubble Bar Recipe:Preparing the White Portion

The white portion of your batch is very simple to prepare. The hardest part is making sure that this bowl contains about half of the total dough. After, you have divided up your batch just roll the uncolored bubble bar into a ball. You can leave this white bubble bar dough ball in this bowl until we are ready to roll out the layers. So, you can move on to preparing the other half of this recipe.

Pink Salt Bubble Bar Recipe: Preparing the Pink PortionPink Salt Bubble Bar Recipe: Finish Preparing the Pink Portion

The second portion of the bubble bar dough is going to a bit more fun. While the first portion of this recipe was left uncolored, this section is going to be made a pretty shade of pink. Plus, this half of the bubble bar dough even uses Himalayan Pink Salt. This will create a pretty pink layer that would be wonderful for a diy salt soak. So, lets get started on creating the fun half of this bubble bar recipe!

Pink Salt Bubble Bar Recipe: Adding the Colorant to the Pink PortionPink Salt Bubble Bar Recipe: Adding the Colorant to the Pink Portion

Now, you are going to prepare the other half of your bubble bar dough. So, take this second half and add in three drops of the Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant. This amount is perfect for giving us a pretty shade of pink for this layer of the bubble bar. You will need to use your gloved hands to mix this color into the dough evenly. You will want to want sure that you don’t have any specks of dye left unincorporated. 

Pink Salt Bubble Bar Recipe: Adding the Colorant to the Pink PortionPink Salt Bubble Bar Recipe: Adding the Colorant to the Pink Portion

Now that this portion is colored, you will need to finish up this half of the batch. First, you are going to add in the Himalayan Pink Salt to your dough. So, weigh out 10 grams of the fine ground pink salt. Make sure that you mix this ingredient into the dough very well. Once all of the fine pink salt has been incorporated you can roll the dough into a ball. Now, you are ready for the next step in the process.

Pink Salt Bubble Bar Recipe: Flattening Out the DoughPink Salt Bubble Bar Recipe: Flattening Out the Dough

Next, you are going to be rolling out the dough. Before you start you are going to want to lay down either a silicone mat or a piece of parchment paper. This will be used to roll our bubble bar once we have made our layers. Then, you will need to sprinkle this mat or paper with a bit of baking soda. This will make sure that your bubble bar is easy to roll and doesn’t stick to your mat or paper.

Our outside layer is going to be the pink portion, so you will need to roll this portion out first. You will need to use a rolling pin to flatten out this bubble bar dough. Try to roll the dough into a rectangular shape. Also, you will want the dough to be about a quarter inch thick.

Pink Salt Bubble Bar Recipe: Flattening Out the Second LayerPink Salt Bubble Bar Recipe: Flattening Out the Second Layer

After your first layer has been rolled out, you are ready to flatten out the second layer. So, take your uncolored dough ball and place it right on top of the pink layer. Now, flatten this layer out to match the rectangular shape of the first layer. You will be finished once the layers are about the same thickness and size. But, you don’t need to be exact. The slight imperfections will add to the uniqueness of each bubble bar!

Pink Salt Bubble Bar Recipe: Creating the RollPink Salt Bubble Bar Recipe: Creating the Roll

Now that your two layers have been made you are ready to roll your bubble bar loaf. So, turn your parchment paper of silicone mat vertically, as shown to the right. Next, you will lift up the edge that is closest to you. You will need to begin to roll the dough onto itself. This process is similar to how you would wrap a jelly roll or pumpkin roll. You will want to go slowly as you roll and continue until all of the dough has been rolled into the loaf.

Pink Salt Bubble Bar Recipe: Topping the Bubble BarPink Salt Bubble Bar Recipe: Topping the Bubble Bar

Once the bubble bar loaf has been created, you are ready to start decorating the top of your bath and body product. Part of the decorating will be done with Coarse Ground Himalayan Pink Salt. You will be sprinkling the top of the loaf with the coarse ground pink salt. You should need about 20 grams of this for the top, but you can use more or less as you see fit. Also, you will need you slightly press the sprinkled pink salt into the top of the loaf. Otherwise, the pink salt will be likely to fall off easily and you will lose all of your pretty shades of pink salt.

Pink Salt Bubble Bar Recipe: Adding The Mica Dust

The other ingredient that you will use to decorate is mica dust. This lovely powder is perfect for creating a bath and body product that shimmers and shines. For this recipe you will use both the 24k Gold Mica Pigment and the Diamond Dust Mica Pigment. Liberally sprinkle the top of your loaf with each mica powder. After, use a craft brush to remove any excess mica. Dusting off the mica will make sure that your bars don’t have streaks of gold mica after you slice your bars.

Pink Salt Bubble Bar Recipe: Slicing the Bubble BarsPink Salt Bubble Bar Recipe: Slicing the Bubble Bars

Now you are ready to slice your bubble bar loaf into pieces! We suggest making each bar somewhere between one inch and two inches. This will make sure you have enough for each bath. Depending on the thickness you choose, you will have about eight individual bubble bars.

Once your slices have been made all you have to do is wait for your bars to set up. Based on how long our bubble bar took, it should take about 48-72 hours, or 2-3 days, for your bubble bars to completely set up. However, this can take longer depending on your climate. You will know that your bars are ready to use when they have hardened.

Pink Salt Bubble Bar Recipe: Finished ProductPink Salt Bubble Bar Recipe: Finished Product

Finally, the gorgeous Pink Salt Bubble Bar Recipe is finished. Now you can store them, use them for a luxurious bath, or do what ever you’d like. If you are ready to use this beautiful bath product, then just crumble the bubble bar under some warm, running water. The easiest way to do this is do this is to draw a bath and crumble your bar as the tub is filling up. You are sure to enjoy this lovely bath recipe, especially since Himalayan Pink Salt is so great for your body! Check out 10 Compelling Reasons To Have a Himalayan Pink Salt Bath Today by Natural Living Ideas.

Pink Salt Bubble Bar Recipe: Contact UsPink Salt Bubble Bar Recipe: Contact Us

We hope that you enjoyed this Natures Garden original bubble bar recipe. If you would like to share your experience or finished product, then reach out to us on social media! We would love to see your creations. You can find us on the Natures Garden Facebook page. Or, you can use @ngscents to find us on either Instagram or Twitter. We hope that we hear from you soon!