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Sep
22

20 Ways to Use Olive Oil


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20 Ways to Use Olive Oil 20 Ways to Use Olive Oil

Pomace grade olive oil is a rich, thick, and green grade of olive oil that is extracted from the fruit and pits of the olives. Olive Oil is one of the most popular oils for soap makers to use.  Olive oil creates white bars of soap that are very moisturizing, hard in comparison to other bars, and are exceptionally mild.  However, olive oils also works quite well in other cosmetic recipes. This oil will soften, smooth, and nourish your dry or damaged skin. So, adding this oil to your homemade body lotions, bubble bars, or scrubs would add in this extra moisturizing power. Further, this oil is less likely to clog your pores and is able to sink deep down into the skin. So, your product will not just sit on the top layer of the skin with a greasy film. Instead, this oil will nourish the skin all the way down and promote healthy growth. Below, we will show you 20 ways to use olive oil in your handcrafted bath and body products.

 

20 Ways to Use Olive Oil Beard Balm Recipe20 Ways to Use Olive Oil Beard Balm Recipe

First, Natures Garden has a great beard balm recipe to add to your men’s bath and body product line. Scented with Natures Garden 100% pure Cedarwood Essential Oil. This recipe was created specifically for a man’s beard in mind.  This homemade beard care recipe will leave the beard feeling healthy and nourished.

 

20 Ways to Use Olive Oil Pink Lemonade Scrub Recipe20 Ways to Use Olive Oil Pink Lemonade Scrub Recipe

A vibrant colored sugar scrub from Natures Garden will make a perfect fit for your homemade bath and body product line! Pink Lemonade Scrub Recipe will give off an aroma of  Raspberry Lemonade Fragrance Oil. Raspberry Lemonade Fragrance Oil has notes of ice cold lemonade, sweet and juicy raspberries; with a unique twist of white musk and natural lavender. A wonderful layered scrub recipe that will help exfoliate your skin and leave it feeling refreshed!

 

 

20 Ways to Use Olive Oil Wine Sugar Scrub Recipe20 Ways to Use Olive Oil Wine Sugar Scrub Recipe

Next, another great sugar scrub recipe from Natures Garden! This body scrub is perfect for a girl’s night in! This recipe uses real red wine. Because wine is made from grapes, wine adds an extra aspect of antioxidants and rich nutrients to your product. We have also included both olive oil and grapeseed oil, along with a few other skin loving oils and butters. This homemade wine scrub will leave your skin feeling soft and smooth.

 

 

20 Ways to Use Olive Oil Solid Sugar Scrub Recipe20 Ways to Use Olive Oil Solid Sugar Scrub Recipe

Sometimes the best diy recipes are the ones with minimal ingredients and only a few steps to follow. Natures Garden has a sugar scrub that will make about 30 solid sugar scrubs in a short amount of time! Also, you can make all 30 sugar scrubs with only four ingredients such as olive oil, goat’s milk melt and pour soap, FUN soap colorants, and scented with Sweetheart Roses Fragrance Oil. These adorable heart shaped solid scrubs are perfect for both exfoliating and cleaning.

 

20 Ways to Use Olive Oil Creamy Cocoa Craziness Cold Process Soap Recipe20 Ways to Use Olive Oil Creamy Cocoa Craziness Cold Process Soap Recipe

Next, Natures Garden has a homemade cold process soap recipe that will make about four pounds of CP soap. Natures Garden scented this creamy cold process soap with Creamy Coconut Fragrance Oil.

 

 20 Ways to Use Olive Oil Carrot Cold Process Soap20 Ways to Use Olive Oil Carrot Cold Process Soap

Next, this cold process soap recipe uses carrot baby food to add to your homemade CP soap. This CP soap recipe is scented with Natures Garden’s Frosted Pumpkin Type Fragrance Oil. This recipe will make about a three pound batch. And will leave your skin feeling super soft and looking healthy. With ingredients like shea butter and cocoa butter, you will love this homemade cp soap recipe!

 

 

20 Ways to Use Olive Oil Sinus Relief Bath Bomb Recipe20 Ways to Use Olive Oil Sinus Relief Bath Bomb

Every once in awhile it is nice to have a diy recipe for homemade sinus relief that works great! Natures Garden has a homemade sinus relief bath bomb recipe that has spearmint leaf, peppermint powder, and Sinus Relief Fragrance Oil. This is a perfect combination to help break up everything in your sinuses! This recipe will make about five large bath bombs. These naturally colored bath fizzies will be perfect for the stuffy winter months.

 

20 Ways to Use Olive Oil Fruity Rings Emulsified Sugar Scrub Recipe20 Ways to Use Olive Oil Fruity Rings Emulsified Sugar Scrub Recipe

This is one of Natures Garden most colorful emulsified sugar scrubs. Also, it’s fun to make and fun to use! Fruity rings emulsified sugar scrub recipe will show you how to make a layered body scrub. Of course, everyone loves a nice and strong aroma in their bath and body products. So Natures Garden used Fruity Rings Fragrance Oil! It will leave your skin smelling like the famous cereal!

 

 

20 Ways to Use Olive Oil Peppermint Cold Process Foot Soap Recipe20 Ways to Use Olive Oil Peppermint Cold Process Foot Soap Recipe 

Taking care of your feet is very important! Thankfully Natures Garden has an amazing CP foot soap recipe. This foot soap is scented with a combination of Tea Tree Essential Oil and Peppermint Essential Oil that will leave your feet feeling soothed and refreshed! This cold process foot soap recipe can be colored to any color you want!

 

20 Ways to Use Olive Oil Awapuhi Seaberry Cold Process Soap Recipe20 Ways to Use Olive Oil Awapuhi Seaberry Cold Process Soap Recipe

Next, another cold process soap recipe from Natures Garden! This cold process soap recipe is scented with Awapuhi Seaberry Fragrance Oil, which if you haven’t used it, I consider this one a must have scent.  It smells amazing!  This recipe will also show you how to do an in the pot swirl when making cold process soap.

 

20 Ways to Use Olive oil Beer Cold Process Soap Recipe20 Ways to Use  Olive Oil Beer Cold Process Soap Recipe 

Wonderful cold process soap recipe from Natures Garden! Learn how to use real beer in cold process soap. With the addition of Stud Fragrance Oil, also from Natures Garden, this recipe is a real crowd pleaser.  With the added beer and unique aroma, everyone will want to try this one of a kind CP soap!

 

20 Ways to Use Olive Oil Black Cherry Bath Bomb Recipe20 Ways to Use Olive Oil Black Cherry Bath Bomb Recipe

Using Black Cherry Bomb Fragrance Oil in this homemade bath bomb recipe will give off a super strong aroma! Black Cherry Bath Bomb Recipe, of course, has the added olive oil that will leave your skin soft as can be. Also, in this recipe, Natures Garden uses beet root powder which is full of nutrients. A great additive to any homemade bath and body product!

 

 

20 Ways to Use Olive Oil Beard Soap Recipe20 Ways to Use Olive Oil Beard Soap Recipe

Next, this Beard Soap Recipe from Natures Garden is perfect for all you hot process soap makers! Made with many carrier oils and butters to help with a man’s beard. It will also give your skin a super soft feel. Also, Natures Garden scented this homemade hot process soap recipe with Gurjun Balsam Essential Oil. This is a great essential oil for men!

 

 

20 Ways to Use Olive Oil Foaming Hibiscus Scrub Recipe20 Ways to Use Olive Oil Foaming Hibiscus Scrub Recipe

Scented with Hawaiian Sea Mist Fragrance Oil. Foaming Hibiscus Scrub Recipe, naturally colored to perfection by the hibiscus flower powder, has quickly become an NG staff favorite. Not only does it use hibiscus, it also includes Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, also called SCI. Sodium Cocoyl Isethioniate (SCI) is an extremely gentle foaming agent. This SLS alternative is great for foaming scrub recipes. SCI not only foams, but it leaves your skin feeling soft and silky!

 

20 Ways to Use Olive Oil Bastille Cold Process Soap Recipe20 Ways to Use Olive Oil Bastille Cold Process Soap Recipe

Another amazing homemade cold process soap recipe from Natures Garden! Bastille soap recipes are loaded with olive oil!  A bastille soap refers to a soap containing at least 70% olive oil. So, for those obsessed with olive oil, this is a must have recipe. A great men’s soap that is scented with The Fastlane Fragrance Oil. This bastille soap is not only masculine scented but also conditioning and nourishing.

 

 

 

20 Ways to Use Olive Oil Cold Fashioned Lemonade Soap Recipe20 Ways to Use Olive Oil Cold Fashioned Lemonade Soap Recipe

A perfect lemonade cold process soap recipe everyone is sure to love! Scented with Lemon Sugar Fragrance Oil, it will give off a delightful aroma. Cold Fashioned Lemonade Soap Recipe was created by Natures Garden’s Bailey during our Employee Spotlight series a few years back. She designed and created this cp soap using Lemon Sugar Fragrance Oil, which also happens to be one of her favorite scents. She also used melt and pour soap to create ice cubes and straws to give this soap the look of real lemonade.

20 Ways to Use Olive Oil Blueberry Cheesecake Cold Process Soap Recipe20 Ways to Use Olive Oil Blueberry Cheesecake Cold Process Soap Recipe

Next, Natures Garden has a wonderfully scented homemade cold process soap recipe. Blueberry Cheesecake Cold Process Soap Recipe real milk in your cp soap.  In addition, learn how this beautiful cp swirl was created.  Finally, this milk soap is scented with Natures Garden’s Blueberry Cheesecake Fragrance Oil. We colored this homemade CP soap recipe with a variety of our FUN Soap Colorants.

 

20 Ways to Use Olive Oil Chocolate Sugar Scrub Recipe20 Ways to Use Olive Oil Chocolate Sugar Scrub Recipe

For all you chocolate lovers, Natures Garden has a scrumptious Chocolate Sugar Scrub Recipe. If you didn’t know, chocolate is rich in antioxidants that fight free radical skin damage. Also, olive oil and honey soothe and moisturize your skin. This recipe uses our organic cocoa powder for a treat your skin will love! This scrub is the perfect indulgence after a long day, without the calories.

 

 

20 Ways to Use Olive Oil Cleopatra Heavy Cream Cold Process Soap Recipe20 Ways to Use Olive Oil Cleopatra Heavy Cream Cold Process Soap Recipe

Another great cold process soap recipe from Natures Garden! Scented with Queen of the Nile Fragrance Oil. This soap recipe will show you how to use heaving whipped cream in cold process soap. Also, colored with FUN Soap Colorants to give a royal look that matches the aroma of your homemade CP soap!

 

20 Ways to Use Olive Oil Doggy Shampoo Cold Process Soap Recipe20 Ways to Use Olive Oil Doggy Shampoo Cold Process Soap Recipe

Last, Natures Garden has a fun and super cute homemade cold process soap recipe for your four legged friend!  Containing great oils and butters for dogs and great for their skin and coat, even your dog will love this soap! Learn how to use piped soap to create this shaggy dog in this adorable puppy shaped soap. You will make about three Doggy Shampoo Cold Process Soap. Natures Garden scented this recipe with Sage Leaf Fragrance Oil which will leave your dog smelling like the reminiscent of fresh herbal sage leaves!

Olive Oil is a great additive to use in your homemade cold process soap and or homemade hot process soap recipes. Also, Olive Oil can be used in your homemade scrubs and homemade bath bombs. Natures Garden would love to see all your homemade bath and body products you made using olive oil from Natures Garden. We hope all our recipes help you and give you inspiration to create your own homemade recipe! If you do create your own homemade recipe we would love to see what you come up with. Show us your creations by posting pictures on our Facebook page. You can also post pictures on our Instagram or Twitter @ngscents.

Aug
16

Almond Body Cream Recipe


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Almond Body Cream Recipe Almond Body Cream Recipe

Natures Garden has a wonderful almond body cream recipe that will please everyone who tries it. Furthermore, all the ingredients for this almond body lotion can be found right here at Natures Garden. Whether you are looking to add a cream to your bath and body product line, or you are looking for a new weekend craft project, you will not be disappointed. With only four phases in this body cream tutorial, you will find it to be fun and simple to make. However, not only is this lotion easy to make, it also contains many skin loving ingredients. Sweet almond oil, for example, is a moisturizing light oil that is easily absorbed by your skin. In addition, macadamia nut oil provides nourishment for dry, aging skin. Finally, we have added shea butter for additional nourishment and moisturizing.  This handcrafted body cream will leave you skin feeling soft and smooth without the greasy feeling that some lotions can leave. Everyone that has tried this recipe has instantly fallen in love!

Almond Body Cream Recipe Ingredients Available at Natures Garden

Shea Butter

Stearic Acid

Silky Emulsifying Wax

Sweet Almond Oil

Macadamia Nut Oil

Optiphen – Preservative

Vitamin E Oil (Tocopherol T-50) Natural

Almond Fragrance Oil

8 oz. Clear PET Jar

White Straight Lid Smooth 70/400

Thermometer

Almond Body Cream Recipe Other Ingredients and Equipment You Will Need

Distilled Water

Mixing Bowl

Stainless Steel Spoon

Stovetop

(2) Pots

Spatula

Stick Blender

Scale

Almond Body Cream a Closer Look at the Ingredients Used

Almond Fragrance Oil is amazing for a lotion.  It is an almond scent that is similar to a popular brand.  Our almond scented oil is a true almond aroma and a Natures Garden best selling fragrance oil!

Shea butter not only naturally contains vitamins, it also acts a humectant. In addition, it is often used in the medical industry as a base for many ointments due to its antimicrobial, antioxidant, and anti inflammatory properties.

Sweet Almond Oil is light, moisturizing, and easily absorbed into the skin. This means you will remain moisturized without the extra grease some creams and lotions can leave.

Macadamia Nut Oil is wonderfully nourishing for dry skin, leaving it soft and smooth.  In addition, it is high in omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids. It also has high levels of antioxidants. Finally, just like sweet almond oil, it is easily absorbed by the skin, without the greasy feel.

Silky Emulsifying Wax is an emulsifier that helps your oils and butters mix with your water based ingredients.  In addition, this particular emulsifier will leave your skin feeling silkier compared to other types of emulsifiers.

Vitamin E Oil is used in this lotion recipe as an antioxidant. So, what exactly does this mean? Oils, like the carrier oils used in this almond body cream recipe, will go rancid and turn brown over time. Natures Garden carries pure Tocopherol T-50 vitamin E oil that is used to slow this process.

Stearic Acid is used in both creams and lotions. Stearic acid acts as a thickener in this product, and in other cosmetic recipes. Without stearic acid, this cream would not have the wonderful thickness that we love.

Optiphen preservative is used to prevent the growth of things like bacteria, yeast, and mold. Now, some believe that vitamin E oil can be used a preservative.  However, vitamin E is not a preservative, it cannot prevent bacteria growth.

 

Almond Body Cream Recipe Total Recipe Weights for All Ingredients

706 grams Distilled Water

36 grams Macadamia Nut Oil

80 grams Sweet Almond Oil

48 grams Silky Emulsifying Wax

16 grams Stearic Acid

20 grams Shea Butter

10 grams Vitamin E Oil

14 grams Optiphen Preservative

12 grams Almond Fragrance Oil

Almond Body Cream RecipeAlmond Body Cream Recipe Preparations Preparations Prior to Starting

Before you start making your almond body cream recipe, make sure you have everything you need near your work station. This recipe will create five 8 ounce jars of lotion. So, you will want to get five of your 8 ounce jars out, along with five 70/400 straight smooth white lids. Additionally, you are going to want to make sure your work area, packaging materials, and equipment are cleaned and sanitized. At this time you also will want to get out any ingredients you will be using and place them in your work area. Taking these little steps ahead of time will ensure that making this recipe will go as smoothly as possible. Finally, we recommend wearing gloves, a hair net, and an apron when preparing this recipe. So, go ahead and put those on at this time.

 

Almond Body Cream Recipe Phase 1: The Water PhaseAlmond Body Cream Recipe Phase 1: The Water Phase

First, you will need to prepare the water needed for your homemade lotion. So, you are going to need to weigh out at least 850 grams of distilled water. While the recipe only calls for 706 grams of distilled water, you always want to account for the water that evaporates when you are heating it on your stove top. Remember, it is always better to have too much water than not enough. So, if you are over the 850 grams, that is okay, we will be weighing the portion of the water we will be using for the cream later. Now, go ahead and place the water into a pot and place the pot on the stove. Heat your water to at least 180 degrees Fahrenheit. You will need to keep the water at 180 degrees Fahrenheit for at least 20 minutes. The heat will destroy any bacteria that is in the water. After 20 minutes, you can now remove your water from the heat source. Finally, you will weigh out the water that you will be using for the almond cream. So, weigh out 706 grams of the heated distilled water from your initial 850 grams of distilled water.

 

Almond Body Cream Recipe Phase 2: The Oil PhaseAlmond Body Cream Recipe Phase 2: The Oil Phase

Next, weigh out all of the following ingredients: 80 grams of stearic acid, 48 grams of silky emulsifying wax, 80 grams of sweet almond oil, 36 grams of macadamia nut oil, and 20 grams of shea butter. You will be melting the oils, butters, and waxes using the double boiler method. You will need two pots, one larger than the other. Next, in the larger pot, add a few inches of tap water. Now, place the larger pot, containing the water, on the stove top over medium heat. Then, place all of your oils, butters, and waxes you weighed out into your smaller pot. Finally, put your smaller pot filled with all your weighed out ingredients into the larger pot containing the water. This will create a double boiler. Lastly, melt and heat your cream ingredients to 140 degrees Fahrenheit. Be sure to stir occasionally as you are melting the ingredients.  Stirring will prevent scorching of the oils. In addition, it will ensure an even temperature throughout the waxes, butters, and oils.

Almond Body Cream Recipe Phase 3: The Mixing PhaseAlmond Body Cream Recipe Phase 3: The Mixing Phase

Once the temperatures of your water, along with your oil, wax and butter mixture are both at about 140 degrees Fahrenheit, place them both into a deep mixing bowl. For this bowl, the deeper the better so you don’t lose any of your mixture as you are blending. Now, use your stick blender to blend your water and other ingredients together. You will need to mix very well. You will find that while stick blending the ingredients, the mixture will turn white in color. This is a great sign. It means your almond body cream is starting to emulsify. Continue to stick blend until your lotion begins to emulsify.  Then, in the next step, we will be adding a few more ingredients.

Almond Body Cream Recipe Phase 4: The Cool Down PhaseAlmond Body Cream Recipe Phase 4: The Cool Down Phase

Last, are entering the final phase, phase 4. We refer to this as the cool down phase. During this phase, your handmade body cream will really begin to take shape. Allow your mixture from phase 3 to cool to 120-140 degrees Fahrenheit. Once the temperature of the cream has cooled to this temperature, you will be adding a few more ingredients. However, first, I would like to point out the importance of temperature.  When it comes to adding you preservative, it is extremely important to pay very close attention and add it at the correct time.  If you add a preservative at temperatures above 140 degrees Fahrenheit, the preservative will burn off.  This will leave your finished product unprotected.  A preservative prevents the growth of bacteria in the product.  Now, if you add the preservative below 120 degrees Fahrenheit, you may notice the preservative will separate from the lotion or cream. So, just remember to pay close attention to those temperatures and your cream will turn out perfectly!

Almond Body Cream Recipe Phase 4: The Cool Down Phase

Now, since your temperatures are correct, you are ready to add the last few ingredients. You are going to need to add 14 grams of your optiphen preservative,10 grams of vitamin E oil, and 12 grams of Natures Garden’s Almond Fragrance Oil. Once these are added, you will once again, use your stick blender to mix your ingredients together. You want to make sure you have all three ingredients mixed thoroughly and evenly into the body cream. As your almond body cream cools, it will continue to thicken to a cream consistency. You will want to stick blend the body cream periodically as the almond cream is cooling. Each time you stick blend the cream, it will get thicker. Once your almond cream reaches room temperature, it will be a thick luscious body cream.

 

Almond Body Cream Recipe Packaging Your ProductAlmond Body Cream Recipe Packaging Your Product

Finally, now that your almond body cream has cooled and reached room temperature, fill each of your five 8 ounce jars and place the smooth straight lid on top of each of the jars. There are a few different ways you can fill the jars. When we created our cream, we used a bowl with a spout. So, we just simply slowly poured our cream right into the jars. Another option is using a spoon to scoop the almond body cream into each jar. Alternatively, you can also use a Ziploc bag, cutting the corner to create a decorating bag, and fill the jar that way. This homemade cream recipe will make approximately five of the 8 oz jars.

Almond Body Cream Recipe Using the LotionAlmond Body Cream Recipe Using Your Handmade Cream

When creating this body cream, we used our Almond Fragrance Oil but you can always use another body safe fragrance oil if you would like. In addition, we chose to keep the body cream its natural color. However, you can add color if you wish to. If you do decide to color this recipe, you will want to use one of our Da Bomb Soap Dyes. You will just need to add a couple drops at a time until you get the color you are looking for! Alternatively, you can infuse herbs to naturally color your homemade cream lotion. There are just so many options, you can truly make this craft unique to you!  The sky is the limit!

We hope you love Almond Body Cream Recipe as much as we do! This is body cream recipe is a favorite among Natures Garden staff.  In fact, both Shannon and I especially love this one right now!  We have become absolutely obsessed!  It leaves our skin feeling so amazing and soft. Also, it smells delicious! With the holiday season quickly approaching, this homemade lotion will make great gifts. This is also the perfect time to add this body cream to your cosmetic product line just in time for Christmas shopping! This homemade lotion gives off a very strong feminine fragrance.

We would love to see your handmade almond body creams as well. Show us your finish body cream, or any other candle, soap, and cosmetic products you have created. Post your pictures of finished products on our Facebook page.  You can also tag us on Instagram or Twitter @ngscents. Finally, if you are looking for another project to try, be sure to check out our recipe box. It has a ton of creative, fragrance fun ideas!  Learn how to make soap, bath bombs, bubble bars, and even fun projects t do with the kids.