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Dec
18

12 Free Cosmetic Making Classes


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12 Free Cosmetic Making Classes12 Free Cosmetic Making Classes

We at Natures Garden have 12 Free Cosmetic Making Classes that you can use to learn more about making your own homemade cosmetic recipes. There are various cosmetic ingredients that are discussed in our various cosmetic classes. Each of our cosmetic classes shares important information on various potential ingredients that can be used to create fantastic bath and body recipes. You can find these classes both online and in pdf form. So, you can use these classes to learn more about the various cosmetic ingredients that you can use in your homemade recipes.

12 Free Cosmetic Making Classes: Baking Soda Class12 Free Cosmetic Making Classes: Baking Soda Class

There are many different ways that you can use baking soda in your life. Of course, you can use baking soda in various bath and body recipes. This cosmetic ingredient is useful for providing a soft, silky feel and acting as a deodorizer. However, cosmetic recipes isn’t the only time when baking soda will be useful. In fact, there are other occasions where baking soda will come in handy. There are all kinds of ways you can use baking soda to cleanse and deodorize in your homemade recipes, which you can find out more about in our Baking Soda Class.

12 Free Cosmetic Making Classes: Beeswax Class12 Free Cosmetic Making Classes: Beeswax Class

Another fun cosmetic ingredient that can be useful in many different ways is bees wax! Our Beeswax Class will share ways that this ingredient can be used in crafts, food, and other uses. For cosmetics you can use beeswax to add integrity and conditioning properties to products like lip stick, eye liner, and much more! Also, you can use this cosmetic wax to create homemade candles or protect important things from the elements. Plus, this informative cosmetic class will share how beeswax is created. So, there is quite a lot that you can learn from this cosmetic class on bees wax!

12 Free Cosmetic Making Classes: Borax Class12 Free Cosmetic Making Classes: Borax Class

Also, you can use borax to create various bath and body products. You can use this cosmetic ingredient to enhance various recipes, including bath bombs, creams, shampoos, and other cosmetic recipes. Further, our Borax Class will share other ways that you can use this cosmetic ingredient. One way that borax can be used to enhance various cleaning products. Also, borax can be used in medicinal recipes. You can use this cosmetic ingredient to add all kinds of benefits, which includes removing bacteria and fungus as well as helping heal wounds.

12 Free Cosmetic Making Classes: Citric Acid Class12 Free Cosmetic Making Classes: Citric Acid Class

Citric acid is another fantastic cosmetic ingredient that you can use in your homemade recipes. First of all, citric acid is often used to enhance bath recipes, like bath bombs and creams. Not only does this cosmetic ingredient reduce the pH of your bath recipes, but this cosmetic ingredient cares for the skin. Also, you can use citric acid to clean your home and remove stains. Plus, there are some medicinal benefits of using this cosmetic herb. If you are interested in using citric acid for these purposes or finding other ways to use this ingredient, then you may want to check out our Citric Acid Class.

 

12 Free Cosmetic Making Classes: Cocoa Butter Class12 Free Cosmetic Making Classes: Cocoa Uses in Cosmetics

Cocoa is a scrumptious cosmetic ingredient that you will love in all kinds of recipes. Of course, you can find this cosmetic ingredient in the food aisle in the main ingredient in chocolate!  So, it makes sense that cocoa butter has a mild chocolate flavor that you can enjoy in your confections as well as cosmetic recipes. So, you can use various forms of this scrumptious chocolate cosmetic ingredient to create fantastic bath recipes.

 12 Free Cosmetic Making Classes: Cocoa Butter Class

One of the cosmetic ingredients that you can use to incorporate cocoa in your bath recipes is cocoa butter. There are some great uses for cocoa butter in your various bath and body recipes. First of all, you can use this cosmetic ingredient to add some beneficial conditioning properties to your products. So, the cocoa butter can be used to add conditioning properties to all kinds of cosmetic recipes from lip care recipes to conditioner recipes. Another great way to use this scrumptious cosmetic ingredient is medicinally, as this ingredient can be beneficial for helping healing burns and much more. If you check out our Cocoa Butter Class, then you can discover these uses as well as recipes that we have formulated with this cosmetic ingredient.

12 Free Cosmetic Making Classes: Cocoa Powder Class

Another great way that you can include scrumptious cocoa in your bath and body recipes is cocoa powder. You can use this cosmetic powder to add a delicious scent and fantastic properties to your bath and body recipes. You can find out more about the various uses of this cosmetic herb for your recipes in our Cocoa Powder Class.

12 Free Cosmetic Making Classes: Cosmetic Clays Class12 Free Cosmetic Making Classes: Cosmetic Clays Class

If you are interested in trying out a type of cosmetic clay in your homemade bath and body recipes, then you will want to check out our Cosmetic Clays Class. This cosmetic class will go over the various properties of all the cosmetic clays that we carry at Natures Garden. First, this class shares all of the benefits of Bentonite Clay, which includes cleansing and softening the skin.

Also, you can use the various minerals and healing properties of Dead Sea Clay to enhance your various cosmetic recipes. Plus, you can use French Green Clay to improve your complexion, relieve sunburn, and so much more! Further, you can use a skin sensitive ingredient like Kaolin Clay or Rose Clay to benefit your body both inside and outside. You can use Rhassoul Clay and Red Moroccan Clay to cleanse, detox, and care for the skin. So, you can use our cosmetic clay class to choose the best ingredients for you own use.

12 Free Cosmetic Making Classes: Cosmetic Making Supplies FAQ12 Free Cosmetic Making Classes: Cosmetic Making Supplies FAQ

We at Natures Garden have everything that you will need to create your very own homemade cosmetic recipes. Our various bath and body supplies will provide your cosmetic recipes with skin loving properties that will care for your body. Each of these various cosmetic recipes can be used to provide benefits to your homemade recipes. Whether you want to create a conditioning recipe or cleansing recipe, you can use some fantastic cosmetic making supplies to make various cosmetic recipes. If you are interested in creating a new cosmetic recipe, then you can use our class on Cosmetic Making Supplies FAQ to learn about the various ingredients that you can use. This cosmetic class will provide you with information on the creation and quality of our cosmetic ingredients.

12 Free Cosmetic Making Classes: Cosmetic Salts Class12 Free Cosmetic Making Classes: Cosmetic Salts Class

Another fantastic cosmetic ingredient that you can include in your bath and body recipes is a cosmetic salt. These cosmetic ingredients will exfoliate and care for your skin. One fantastic cosmetic ingredient that you can use to create your cosmetic recipes is Dead Sea Salt. This therapeutic cosmetic salt will care for the skin as well as reduce stress and muscle tension. Also, you can use Himalayan Pink Salt to create your cosmetic recipes. This cosmetic ingredient contains minerals that would both cleanse and condition the skin. Lastly, you can include Hawaiian Black Salt in your cosmetic recipes, which includes both cosmetic salt and activated charcoal. So, your cosmetic ingredient will both detoxify and care for the skin. If you want to learn more about the specific ways that each cosmetic salt can benefit your bath and body recipes, then take a look at our more detailed Cosmetic Salts Class.

12 Free Cosmetic Making Classes: Emulsifiers in Cosmetics12 Free Cosmetic Making Classes: Emulsifiers in Cosmetics

An emulsifier is one of the most important cosmetic ingredient for making conditioning cosmetic recipes. For recipes like lotions, conditioners, and similar cosmetics, you need to properly combine oils and waters. Due to the differences in polarity oil and water does not combine easily. So, you need to use an emulsifying cosmetic ingredient that will bond to both the oil and water in your cosmetic recipe. Adding in a good emulsifying agent will make sure that your cosmetic ingredients don’t separate. Now, there are two types of emulsions that you can have for your products. One type of emulsion uses more water and the other type uses more cosmetic oil. If you want to learn more about the similarities and differences between the two types of emulsions, then check out our cosmetic class on Emulsifiers in Cosmetics.

12 Free Cosmetic Making Classes: Epsom Salt Class12 Free Cosmetic Making Classes: Epsom Salt Class

Another great cosmetic salt that you can use in your homemade bath and body recipes is Epsom Salt. Of course, this cosmetic ingredient can be used to moisturize, exfoliate, reduce inflammation, and reduce stress as you soak in the tub. Plus, there are many other great uses for this fantastic cosmetic salt. You can use this cosmetic ingredient to benefit the plants in your garden, detox your body, remove splinters, and much more! So, you will definitely want to check out our Epsom Salt Class to learn all about how you can use this cosmetic ingredient to benefit your finished products.

12 Free Cosmetic Making Classes: Surfactants in Cosmetics12 Free Cosmetic Making Classes: Surfactants in Cosmetics

Another cosmetic ingredient that you can add to your cosmetic recipes is a surfactant. There are a few different types of surfactants, but each one will have cleansing properties for your cosmetic recipes. While each one has strong cleansing properties, each type of surfactant has different properties. Some of these cosmetic ingredients have different charges which will lead to a different pH in your final cosmetic recipes. Also, you can use some of these cosmetic ingredients to provide a foaming property to your bath and body products. If you want more details on the properties of surfactants or would like specific examples of the cosmetic ingredients, then check out our class on Surfactants in Cosmetics.

12 Free Cosmetic Making Classes: Essential Oils Class12 Free Cosmetic Making Classes: Essential Oils Class

Another great cosmetic ingredient that you can use in your bath and body recipe is our wide variety of wholesale essential oils. These true essential oils can be used to naturally scent your homemade cosmetic recipes. Further, each of our various essential oils have a few different properties that can be used to care for the body. For instance, you can use our bergamot oil to relax your muscles and reduce muscle cramps. Further this fantastic essential oil has a sweet citrus aroma for your cosmetic recipe. Plus, our Essential Oils Class will share with you how essential oils are created, some essential oil information, and other skin benefits. Further, this cosmetic class will share with you ways to include essential oils in your bath and body recipes. So, you will be sure to enjoy

12 Free Cosmetic Making Classes: Homemade Cosmetic Gifts

With the holiday season approaching, you are sure to be looking for the perfect gift ideas for your loved ones. One great idea for a Christmas gift is a quality homemade gift that is unique and from the heart. Plus, these cosmetic recipes will care for the skin or hair. So, you can give cosmetics as a sure way to pamper your loved ones and show them that you care! If you happen to be looking for some ideas that for cosmetic recipes, then you may want to check out an article on 20 Easy DIY Beauty Products That Make Great Christmas Gifts by Mamabee.

12 Free Cosmetic Making Classes: Reach Out to Us12 Free Cosmetic Making Classes: Reach Out to Us

We hope that you have found some cosmetic oils that you can use these ingredients to create fantastic recipes. If you have any questions about any of these cosmetic ingredients, then feel free to /reach out to us! You can find us on the phone, in the store, or online. An easy way to find us online is through our social media pages. One way to find us on the Natures Garden Facebook page. Also, you can use @ngscents to find us on both Instagram and Twitter. Not only can you use these platforms to ask questions, but you can you can reach out to other craft makers and share your ideas for homemade cosmetic recipes. So, we  hope to hear from you soon!

Dec
07

Coconut Soap Recipes


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Coconut Soap RecipesCoconut Soap Recipes

Coconut Oil is one of the most popular oils that is used in soap making. It’s very affordable, easy to obtain and it can be very good for the skin and hair. If you love making soap, or are new to soap making, take a look at some of Nature’s Garden’s coconut soap recipes. Not only will you be inspired by the creativity, but you skin will be happy and healthy looking!

Coconut oil is perfect for smoothing out dry, frizzy hair and it is also good for nourishing dry, split ends. If you have a sensitivity to products that contain a lot of chemicals or fragrances, this is a good, natural alternative to lotion or body cream and of course, it’s perfect for hydrating that itchy, dry skin. Since coconut oil contains Vitamin E, it is also perfect for helping to delay the look of wrinkles.

Coconut Soap Recipes: Which Coconut Oil do I use?Coconut Soap Recipes: Which Coconut Oil do I use?

As you may know, there are two types of coconut oil. Nature’s Garden offers Coconut Oil-76 and Fractionated Coconut Oil. Both work equally well in all bath and body products. You may notice that fractionated coconut oil does not solidify like regular coconut oil-76 does. That is because the fatty triglycerides from the oil have been removed and what is left is the clear, liquid form of the coconut oil. This type of coconut oil is perfect for using in massage oils, as a carrier oil for lip gloss or essential oils. Any time you want your product to stay at as a liquid, fractionated coconut oil is the perfect answer.

Coconut Oil-76 is a solid form of and only turns liquid in temperatures of 76 degrees Fahrenheit or above. Coconut oil is popular in any type of soap making, bath and body products and even in cooking. It is also very obtainable in grocery stores, soap making supply stores and at any type of big box store. It also very affordable, which makes it perfect for making soap. Both types of coconut oil will give your soap a wonderful, bubbly lather and can also contribute to making your soap hard and white. Coconut Oil-76 is perfect for any type of cosmetic product or bath and body product, such as a body scrub, that you want to have a solid form to.

Coconut Soap Recipes: Orange Swirled Cold Process Soap RecipeCoconut Soap Recipes: Orange Swirled Cold Process Soap Recipe

Our first recipe looks good enough to eat and smells just as delicious! Our Orange Swirled Cold process soap is a yummy concoction of some major skin loving ingredients. Shea butter, coconut oil-76, avocado oil are just a few of the ingredients that go into this soap. It smells amazing since we used our Blood Orange fragrance oil. This is a perfect blend of tangy oranges and a touch of floral thyme in the background. To top off this sweet smelling soap is some cute orange slices that were made with some Diamond Melt and Pour soap. This recipe makes 16 bars of soap. They would make perfect gifts to give this Christmas.

Coconut Soap Recipes: Raspberry Cold Process Soap RecipeCoconut Soap Recipes: Raspberry Cold Process Soap Recipe

Next we have our Raspberry Cold Process soap recipe. This is an easy cp soap recipe that looks like a piece of raspberry swirled cheesecake. This soap is made with cocoa and shea butter, coconut oil-76, sunflower oil, and meadowfoam seed oil, to just name a few. We scented this soap in our Fresh Raspberry. A lovely, bright and fresh, true raspberry fragrance.  This recipe makes 9 bars of soap.

 

Coconut Soap Recipes: Beard Soap RecipeCoconut Soap Recipes: Beard Soap Recipe

You may have noticed that beards are incredibly popular among today’s male population. Since your beard is the first thing that is noticed about you, it should be given some extra special attention. Plus, a scruffy beard makes a bad first impression. This Beard Soap is a wonderful addition to your men’s line of bath and body products! Your beard will be soft, smooth and the skin underneath will be nicely moisturized. We made this hot process soap with coconut oil-76, jojoba oil, lanolin and shea butter. Plus, we chose to scent this soap  in our Gurjan Balsam Essential oil. This is a very natural and manly smell. 

Coconut Soap Recipes: Mistletoe Cold Process Soap RecipeCoconut Soap Recipes: Mistletoe Cold Process Soap Recipe

Here is a fun soap to make at Christmas time! Mistletoe Cold Process soap is made with mango butter, apricot kernel oil, and both fractionated coconut oil and coconut oil-76. This makes a wonderful lathery bar that will last you all through the Christmas season. We scented this soap in our Mistletoe & Ivy fragrance oil which is a perfect scent for the holidays! This fragrance is a bright blend of cedar, sandalwood, ivy, musk and cool camphor! Your skin will be smelling like the holidays with this soap recipe!

Coconut Soap Recipes: Herbal Soap RecipeCoconut Soap Recipes: Herbal Soap Recipe

This Herbal Soap Recipe is a lovely recipe for those that like a more natural scent to their soap. This soap is scented in Dandelion Pear which smells fresh and clean, just like soap should smell! Bitter dandelion and wildflowers are the top notes which is mellowed out by pear, green tea and aloe. This is a perfect springtime soap! We used coconut-76, shea butter, sunflower oil and apricot kernel oil to name a few. On top, we used mango butter melt and pour for the smiley face embeds and sprinkle Chamomile Flowers on top for a finishing touch.

Coconut Soap Recipes: Cappuccino Coffee Cold Process Soap RecipeCoconut Soap Recipes: Cappuccino Coffee Cold Process Soap Recipe

This Cappuccino Coffee Cold Process Soap is perfect for the coffee lovers in your life! For this recipe we chose to use Fractionated coconut oil along with cocoa butter, sweet almond oil, avocado oil. We also used fresh brewed coffee as part of the lye mixture! Next we added in some coffee grounds to give the soap some gentle exfoliation. We scented this soap in our Cappuccino fragrance oil that smells of coffee, cream and sugar! Lastly, we sprinkled whole coffee beans on top the white fluffy topping to put this cold process soap over the top!

Coconut Soap Recipes: Strawberries and Champagne Cold Process Soap RecipeCoconut Soap Recipes: Strawberries and Champagne Cold Process Soap Recipe

This Strawberries and Champagne Cold Process soap is fun soap to create for the beginning of the new year, or even for Valentine’s Day. This creative soap is made with fractionated coconut oil, mango butter, shea butter, sunflower oil and even some lanolin to give it some extra moisturizing! On top we added some cute little melt and pour soap embeds made into champagne bottles! We scented this soap in our very popular NG Strawberries & Champagne fragrance oil! This scent is a perfect combination of strawberries and effervescent apple cider!

Coconut Soap Recipes: Hot Fudge Brownies Cold Process Soap RecipeCoconut Soap Recipes: Hot Fudge Brownies Cold Process Soap Recipe

Who doesn’t love brownies? Pretty much everybody. So why not create a soap that is America’s favorite number one dessert!  This soap would be perfect for your brownie lovers or even kids who like a sweet treat to make bath time more fun! Hot Fudge Brownie Cold Process soap is going to make your bathroom  smell like brownie heaven! We used our Hot Fudge Brownie fragrance oil, which smells like fresh, fudgey brownies! The soap batter was made using fractionated coconut oil, cocoa butter, avocado oil and we even used some organic cocoa powder for natural colorant!

 

Coconut Soap Recipes: Fruit Frenzy Cold Process Soap RecipeCoconut Soap Recipes: Fruit Frenzy Cold Process Soap Recipe

This Fruit Frenzy Cold Process soap is a very good recipe for beginners. Simple ingredients such as fractionated coconut oil coconut oil-76, castor oil, grapeseed oil and mango butter will help make your soap rich, creamy and moisturizing. Also, we scented this soap in our Fresh Fruit Slices, which smells like everything fruit! Fresh Fruit Slices fragrance oil works perfectly in cold process soap with no discoloring, ricing, accelerating or separating. We also added some dried orange peel to help give this soap a natural color! Perfectly simple and sweet!

Coconut Soap Recipes: Pumpkin Puree Cold Process Soap RecipeCoconut Soap Recipes: Pumpkin Puree Cold Process Soap Recipe

So what is the benefit of adding pumpkin puree to your soap? Well in our Pumpkin Puree Cold Process Soap Recipe it does help add some natural color. Best of all, pumpkin is full of alpha hydroxy acids, fruit enzymes and vitamins A and D, which have been shown to soften and smooth skin as well as boost collagen to help prevent signs of aging! Along with pumpkin puree we used fractionated coconut oil, olive oil and even some pumpkin seed oil to make this soap amazingly skin friendly! The fragrance oil we chose to use is our yummy Pumpkin Apple Butter fragrance oil. It smells deliciously fall like with a scent of apples, pumpkin butter and spices!

Coconut Soap Recipes: Wine Cold Process Soap RecipeCoconut Soap Recipes: Wine Cold Process Soap Recipe

Next we have our Wine Cold Process Soap. This soap can be made with any kind of wine you would like to use. The addition of wine helps with natural colorant and is used in place of water. This soap was made using strictly oil, no butters. You will have a lovely, moisturizing bar of soap! Of course our fragrance of choice is Merlot fragrance oil. This is a wonderful blend of raspberries, plums, and strawberries with a spicy background!

Coconut Soap Recipes: Blueberry Cheesecake Cold Process Soap RecipeCoconut Soap Recipes: Blueberry Cheesecake Cold Process Soap Recipe

This Blueberry Cheesecake cold process soap is a beautiful rendition of the yummy, decadent dessert. With its pretty blue and white swirls and the fluffy topping, this soap is almost too pretty to use! Made with both coconut oil-76 and fractionated coconut oil, these oils along with shea butter, safflower oil and palm oil will give your luxurious, lathering soap! Of course the inspiration behind the soap was our Blueberry Cheesecake fragrance oil! This fragrance oil is a sweet blend of cheesecake, blueberries, cream, vanilla and brown sugar, you will be tempted to take a lick!

Coconut Soap Recipes: Hippies & Hemp Cold Process Soap RecipeCoconut Soap Recipes: Hippies & Hemp Cold Process Soap Recipe

If you need a groovy soap recipe to enhance your line of bath and body products, give this Hippies & Hemp cold process soap recipe a try! How cool is this soap with its psychedelic swirls of neon colors!  We created this soap using  shea butter, safflower oil, coconut oil-76 and fractionated coconut oil. Your skin will be pleased with the rich moisturizing qualities that will come from this bar of soap! We used our Cannabis Flower fragrance oil that is a truly unique blend of cannabis, violet, green fern and cashmere woods. This soap will definitely have people stopping in their tracks. If not to smell, but to notice the fun swirl of colors that will catch their eye!

Coconut Soap Recipes: Lime Cupcake Cold Process Soap RecipeCoconut Soap Recipes: Lime Cupcake Cold Process Soap Recipe

Lime Cold Process Soap is a fun soap to make if you enjoy frosting and decorating! This recipe along with the fragrance oil, Agave Lime are a perfect combination to allow you to decorate and get fancy! We used coconut oil-76, mango butter, palm oil and castor oil for the soap batter and frosting! Since Agave Lime fragrance oil works perfectly in cold process soap with no ricing, discoloring, separation or accelerating, you will have no problems when it comes to piping! For the limes we used Diamond Clear melt and pour soap base and perched them atop the fluffy white frosting!

Coconut Soap Recipes: Apricotie Hottie Soap RecipeCoconut Soap Recipes: Apricotie Hottie Soap Recipe

As you noticed, most of our recipes have been cold process, which is very popular in the soaping world due to “clean-ness” of your finished product. However, hot process is a quicker, if not easier soaping process. The crock pot does all the work for you and your cure time is cut down. The main difference is that hot process soap has a more rustic appearance that CP soap.

Take our Apricotie Hottie Soap for instance. This is truly a simple soap recipe and perfect for beginners! Made with only a few ingredients such as coconut oil-76, mango butter, shea butter, avocado and apricot kernel oil, you will have a wonderful, sudsy, moisturizing bar of soap in no time! Our Apricot Fragrance Oil smells so amazing sweet and “apricotie”! Plus this fragrance holds up beautifully through the hot processing!

Coconut Soap Recipes: That’s it for now

We hope you enjoyed learning all these recipes that use coconut oil-76 and fractionated coconut oil. Both oils are amazing for your skin and will give your bars of cold and hot process soap the best moisturizing abilities there are!

We love hearing from our followers and customers! If you have a beautiful creation that you would love to share with the world, come find us on Facebook, Twitter (@ngscents) or on Instagram (@ngscents) Take a picture, tell us what Nature’s Garden product you used and we will share it will everybody!

Dec
04

Orange Peel Benefits


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Orange Peel BenefitsOrange Peel Benefits

There are many orange peel benefits that you can gain for your skin and entire body. Further, there are many ways to utilize these benefits to create all kinds of fantastic cosmetic products. First, you can create some delicious foods and herbal teas. These food recipes will allow you to provide your body with nutrients and a variety of beneficial properties. Also, you can use this cosmetic herb to create all kinds of homemade products. You can create nourishing cosmetic recipes as well as wickless candle wax recipes. Our Orange Peel Cut and Sifted and our Orange Peel Powder herbs available at Natures Garden are perfect for skin care recipes! Check out our beauty blog to find out many of the benefits that you can gain from this herb.

Orange Peel Benefits: Growing ConditionsOrange Peel Benefits: Growing Conditions

If you want to grow an orange tree, then you will want to learn a bit about how to care for them. First, you may want to consider getting a tree from a nursery rather than starting from scratch. If you start from a seed, it can take the tree up to 15 years to produce any fruit. Instead, gardeners will employ a grafting technique that will take from a grown tree, so you won’t have to wait as long for your fruit. Also, an orange tree needs full sun and prefers subtropical climates. In the US this tree thrives in zones 9-11, which you can find on the USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map. Additionally, these plants enjoy soil that drains, but holds moisture. So, a deep and loamy soil with a pH around 6 or 7 would be best for your orange tree.

Once your tree has been planted, you will want to water thoroughly to prevent your tree from drying out. After a few weeks to about a month, you can begin to slowly decrease the amount of watering to once a week. Just make sure that you water very regularly in the spring to support your tree’s growth and avoid the possibility of the root ball drying out. Generally, it is thought that growing orange trees need about 1 to 1.5 inches of water per week. Additionally, you won’t need to prune your tree too much. Just rid yourself of any dead branches or any branches that are too close to the ground.

Orange Peel Benefits: Industrial Uses

There are many ways that you can use orange peels in your everyday life. First, orange peels are often used for cooking and adding flavor to your dishes. This is especially common for certain desserts. Also, you can use orange peels to create herbal teas that will help care for your body. Further, you can use orange peels in your cosmetic recipes to help nourish and care for your skin. So, there are many ways that you can enjoy this wonderful herb.

Orange Peel Benefits: Medicinal UsesOrange Peel Benefits: Medicinal Uses

Although many people will utilize orange zest in baking, the orange peel is often disregarded when eating the fruit raw. However, the orange’s peel may actually be the healthiest part of the fruit. In fact, the peel contains flavonoids, which can be used to help prevent certain chronic diseases. Also, this part of the orange is full of vitamins and other nutrients that your body will absolutely love. So, adding orange peels to your diet may be a fantastic way to increase your health. There are many ways that you can include this nutritious herb in your diet. Of course, you can add zest to your food recipes or create a delightful orange tea.

Orange Peel Benefits: Medicinal Benefits

This herb can be used to relieve digestive problems, like IBS, constipation, or bloating. Plus, the high fiber content of this cosmetic herb can be useful for aiding digestion. Not only will this help reduce constipation, but it can be useful for fighting acidity and heartburn. So, an orange peel tea can be useful for reducing issues with indigestion. Additionally, some people enjoy using this herb as a useful hangover cure, as this herb will help detox your body.

Additionally, there are many benefits that you can gain from the high vitamin C content. First, this vitamin is useful for boosting your immune system, which can be useful for avoiding a cold or the flu. Also, the antioxidants are beneficial for promoting respiratory health. So, this herb can be used to help your body deal with asthma, bronchitis, or even lung cancer. Further, some people have found that the flavonoids in orange peels can potentially be used to reduce your risk of cancer. This effect is due to the ability to inhibit the RLIP76 protein, which has been linked to both cancer and diabetes issues. So, the orange peel could be used to help reduce issues with diabetes.

Plus, the benefits of this herb can be used to benefit cardiovascular health. The orange peel can be used to reduce your chance of heart disease and inflammation. Further, you can use this herb to help lower levels of bad cholesterol.

Orange Peel Benefits: Bath and Body UsesOrange Peel Benefits: Bath and Body Uses

Not only can you use some orange zest to create delicious food, but you can use our cosmetic herb to create all kinds of beneficial cosmetic recipes. This cosmetic ingredient will ensure that your bath and body products completely nourish your skin. In fact, there are many benefits that you can enjoy with this wonderful cosmetic herb. Whether you want to create melt & pour soap recipes, homemade scent recipes, or any other homemade recipes, you will enjoy the benefits of this cosmetic herb.

Orange Peel Benefits: Bath and Body Benefits

This cosmetic herb is jam packed with nourishing vitamin C, which is perfect for nourishing the skin. First, this lovely vitamin is perfect for skin care as it will help to prevent your skin from becoming dry and damaged. Also, you can use vitamin C to help promote faster healing, which is useful for issues like sunburn or minor scrapes and burns.

Due to all the beneficial properties, this cosmetic herb would be perfect for creating face cosmetics. This cosmetic herb can be used to help cleanse pores and leave your face looking bright and clean. Plus, a citrus peel facial can help remove dead skin cells and excess oils. Further, this vitamin can be useful for helping to even your skin tone. This can be useful for reducing signs of aging, like dark circles under the eyes. Plus, this vitamin is useful for reducing other signs of aging, like fine lines and wrinkles. Also, you could use the skin loving properties of this herb to benefit your orange lip balm or other orange scented bath and body recipes.

Additionally, you can use this cosmetic herb to help improve oral health. First, orange peels can be useful for freshening your breath and providing an uplifting citrus aroma. Plus, you can use this herb to help whiten your teeth. While you may worry about this herb if you have sensitive teeth, but this wholesale herb can be used to help prevent sensitive teeth. So, this herb is sure to be fantastic for your mouth health.

Orange Peel Benefits: Natures Garden RecipesOrange Peel Benefits: Natures Garden Recipes

We used our whole orange peel herb to create both the Pistachio Melt and Pour Soap Recipe and the Rustic Wax Melts Recipe. Both herbs perfectly add to the gorgeous design. You can use this cosmetic herb to add a garnish to the top of a dessert shaped soap. Plus, this cosmetic herb will nourish your skin, too. Also, you can use this herb to add to the scent of a wax melt recipe. Not only can you use the whole herb in your recipes, but you can use the orange peel powder to create the Citrus Peel Salt Scrub Recipe. The orange peel in this salt scrub will help nourish and brighten the skin. If you are interested in even more orange peel recipes, then you can check out the recipe tab on the Orange Peel Powder page on the Natures Garden site.

Orange Peel Benefits: Food and BeveragesOrange Peel Benefits: Food and Beverages

You can use freshly cut orange peels to create all kinds of delicious food recipes. Often, orange peel is used as a zest in all kinds of citrus food recipes. Whether you want to make a scrumptious dinner recipe or a sweet, orange dessert, orange zest is a perfect way to spice up the flavor. If you want to check out a yummy dinner idea that uses orange peels, then you can try out this Healthy Orange Peel Chicken from Lively Table. Also, you can create some yummy desert recipes with 20 Outstanding Orange Desserts from Better Homes & Gardens. You are sure to find something yummy that you will enjoy!

Orange Peel Benefits: Other UsesOrange Peel Benefits: Other Uses

Furthermore, you can use orange peels to help any of your weight loss efforts. The peel of your orange is full of fiber, which can help keep you feeling full and promote good digestion. Additionally, this herb is low in calories, which will help you will feel more full without all the extra calories. So, creating an orange peel tea can help you stay true to your diet. Further, the vitamin C in these peels have been found to be useful for promoting fat burn, which is fantastic for helping with your dieting efforts.

Another great use for orange peel is to create a bug repellent. These peels can be used to ward yourself from both moths and mosquitoes. So, you can use the peels around the house to repel any moths that try to sneak inside. Also, you can use mosquitoes to keep them away from you when you venture outdoors. So, this versatile herb can be used to solve all kinds of problems.

Orange Peel Benefits: Adding Some Nutrients to Your Garden

If you have any extra orange peels, then you may want to try out composting. Adding this to your compost can help nourish your garden and make the dirt more nutritious for your plants. Not only will these peels help your compost, but it may be able to help keep scavengers away. Further, it is thought that friendly bugs won’t be bothered by the peels. You can check out Garden Guides’ article on How to Compost Orange Peel to learn how to use this peel to create a compost.

Orange Peel Benefits: Ask Us Your QuestionsOrange Peel Benefits: Ask Us Your Questions

We hope that you have enjoyed learning a bit more about all the benefits that you can have from the orange peels. If you have any other questions about how you can use our cosmetic herb, then feel free to reach out to us! You can ask your questions in the store, on the phone, and even online. If you want to reach out to us online, then you may want to try our social media. We have a Natures Garden Facebook page. Also, you can use our handle @ngscents to find us on both Twitter and Instagram. Also, our social media pages are great places to share your crafting ideas or other homemade creations with us and one another! Have fun crafting your various recipes and we hope to hear from you soon!

Orange Peel Benefits: Reminder About Our Herbs

Note: We at Natures Garden sell both our Orange Peel Powder and Orange Peel Cut and Sifted herbs for external use only. We do not sell these herbs as food items. The information that we provide on our herbs is for educational purposes only. We do not intend for this information to diagnose, cure, treat, or prevent any disease. The information we provide has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Make sure that you keep all herbs out of reach of children and pets. Also, pregnant and/or lactating women should take special care when handling any of our herbs. Natures Garden accepts no responsibility (written or implied) for any products that you make with our herbs. Further, all testing of these herbal recipes is the responsibility of the customer.

Nov
28

Thyme Uses


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Thyme UsesThyme Uses

While thyme is commonly used as a herbal spice for enhancing the taste of food, there are all kinds of wonderful thyme benefits in incorporating this herb for other uses. Natures Garden uses the benefits of our herbal cosmetic ingredients, to create all kinds of different bath and body products. One of these wonderfully herbal bath and body supplies is the Thyme Leaf, which has many benefits! Not only do many people enjoy the cosmetic effects of this herb, but it can be enjoyed in food and herbal medicines, too. Plus, some people find that the herb can provide a beneficial mood boost. So, check out this cosmetic blog to find out more great properties of the herb and all of the thyme uses for your products.

Thyme Uses: Growing Conditions Thyme Uses: Growing Conditions

Our herbal thyme, which is called Thymus vulgaris, is the most common variety of garden thyme. So, you’ve likely seen or tasted it before. This variety of thyme was originally a bushy shrub that was found throughout southern Europe in the western Mediterranean and southern Italy areas. These little shrubs have tiny leaves that are highly aromatic due to their classic scent. Plus, the plant produces either purple or pink flowers in the early summer season. Often, the leaves are what is used, but the thyme flowers can be incorporated into recipes, too.

Currently, there are many more people that grow thyme. So, it is quite common to find people growing their own herb gardens right at home. Plus, thyme is a pretty hardy plant that you can grow right at home. This herb prefers to have conditions that are hot and dry to those that are cool and damp. Also, make sure the plant gets a place in full sun. Since thyme grows more grows slowly from the seed, I’d suggest buying a plant that is already started. If you do start your plant from a seed, then you should make sure to give your thyme a month or so to establish itself before cutting. Once your plant is established you can snip a few stems and benefit from any of the thyme uses that you’d like.

Thyme Uses: Industrial Uses

Obviously, this wonderful herb didn’t get to be so popular without having some wonderful benefits. So, it is no surprise that herbal thyme has all kinds of benefits for your whole body. You can use this herb to create wonderful bath and body recipes that reduce skin issues and promote a healthy, rejuvenated body. Also, you can use this herb in natural remedies to promote health. Further, you can even use thyme to add some flavor to your dishes. There really are many thyme uses for your products and everyday life!

Thyme Uses: Bath and Body ProductsThyme Uses: Bath and Body Products

Plus, you can use this wonderful cosmetic herb to create all kinds of wonderful bath and body products. This herb has beneficial properties that can be used to improve the health of your skin and hair. Plus, the antibacterial benefits of this herb are great for staying healthy and protecting yourself from various skin conditions. So, take a look at some of the benefits your products can gain from incorporating the thyme herb or infusing thyme into your handcrafted cosmetic recipes.

First, this lovely herb has been known to have antibacterial and antimicrobial properties that are perfect for reducing certain skin conditions. One condition that can benefit from thyme is acne, as the herb will fight the bacteria responsible for these break outs. Plus, the anti-inflammatory properties can help reduce acne, too. Additionally, this cosmetic herb has antifungal properties that are useful against Athlete’s Foot. So, this cosmetic herb would be perfect for creating creams and lotions to use on these conditions. Plus, people have found that this herb can be used to reduce soreness and muscle cramps. So, this would be perfect for creating different bath and body recipes that you can use to soak in the tub.

Also, you can use this herb to promote healthy hair growth. Using this herb in herbal shampoo and conditioner recipes will provide all sorts of wonderful benefits. First, thyme has been known to help increase circulation to the scalp and lead to better hair growth. Also, many people have found that this oil can be beneficial for reducing hair loss and thinning. Further, these herbal recipes would help remove dirt and bacteria from the scalp and prevent dandruff.

Thyme Uses: Natures Garden Sachet RecipeThyme Uses: Natures Garden Sachet Recipe

One recipe that we included this herb in is the Envelope Sachet Recipe. The aromatic herbs are perfect to create a refreshing blend that enhances the aroma of the Butterfly Meadows Fragrance Oil. The wonderful aroma of bright floral notes and refreshing herbal scents that are perfectly enhanced by the aromas of fresh thyme, rose petals, and chamomile flowers.

Also, many people find that the scent of thyme is perfect for a mood boost. If you are looking for some positive aromatherapy, then you may want to try creating a natural potpourri, incorporating the herb into your wax melt recipes, or create your own herbal sachet recipes. These are perfect for promoting a positive mood and having your negativity melt away. Since thyme has been linked to promoting a positive mood, it would be a perfect herb to add to your scented sachet recipe!

Thyme Uses: Medicinal UsesThyme Uses: Medicinal Uses

Thyme has been loved as a medicinal herb for generations. In fact, this herb was a favorite of emperors during the Roman era because it was thought to protect the body from poison. Also, Victorian era nurses would use thyme infused water to bathe bandages and protect wounds. Thyme was even used during the times of the Black Death to help try to prevent the spread of disease. In fact, the boutonnieres worn during this time included thyme, which is actually known to be a powerful antiseptic.

Also, thyme can be used to reduce bad breath. In fact, the herb is known to kill much of the bad bacteria in your mouth, which can increase oral health. Many people have found this herb especially useful for cavities and gingivitis. Plus, is a great, natural cough remedy that you can use to alleviate many symptoms, like a sore throat or coughing. Further, the vitamins contained in this herb are known to be helpful for promoting your immune system, which can help shorten your cold.  Plus, there have been studies that show that this herb can be used to detoxify the body and help with weight loss. Additionally, some have found that this herb can be great for reducing stress, boosting your mood, and melting away your worries. So, creating a thyme tea would be perfect for the health of your mouth and helping to get over an illness!

Thyme Uses: Foods and Beverages Thyme Uses: Foods and Beverages

Today, thyme is a common herb that many cooks choose to use to enhance the flavor of a dish. Some people describe the taste of thyme as being sweeter than sage and slightly spicier than oregano. Typically, people are referring to the leaves when they are talking about this herb. However, the blossoms are edible, too. Many people say that these flowers add a lemon-ish taste to the food. Also, some people will use these flowers to create their own flavored butter. If you don’t want to eat these flowers, then you can harvest the stems. Simply harvest them before they get the chance to bloom. Even if you are not ready to use what you harvest, you can store these herbs in an airtight container for some time.

Not only does this herb taste good, but it has some great properties for your body, too. First, thyme has been known to lower your blood pressure, lower your heart rate, and improve your circulation. Also, the antioxidant levels are perfect for promoting the health of your cells. Another benefit is that the herb has vitamins that promote good eye health. So, there are plenty of reasons to add some thyme to your typical diet.

Using thyme in the kitchen is a great way to spice up your meals and provide your body with benefits. If you are looking for meal ideas, then check out Cooking Lights’ article called Cooking with Thyme. This web page has all kinds of scrumptious recipes that would be great for dinner and perfectly include thyme. So, you can eat delicious food that is great for your body.

Thyme Uses: Other UsesThyme Uses: Other Uses

Another one of thyme’s many uses is repelling pests either inside or outside your home. If you have a pest problem with mice, rats, insects, or mosquitoes, then you may want to give this herb a try. You can use thyme in a recipe for homemade mosquito repellent and spray these pests away. Also, you can rub some thyme between your hands to release the essential oils and spread this goodness all over to repel mosquitoes. Additionally, you can spread the herb around your home or garden area to ward off some of the other pests. Just be aware that simply planting thyme won’t do the trick. You need to expose the natural oils found in thyme in order for it to have any effect.

Also, some gardeners have found that the blooms of the thyme plant attract bees. So, if you want more pollinators in your garden these flowers may be a good way to go. Just make sure to let a few of your sprigs go uncut so they can grow enough to produce these bee friendly flowers!

Another useful idea for thyme is to create your own homemade cleaning products to clean your surfaces. Since this herb contains antibacterial properties it would make a perfect addition to a natural home cleaner.

Thyme Uses: Herbal Folklore

Did you know that herbs were such an integral part of life that there are even stories of folklore around some of them? Thyme was often thought of as a favorite of fairies. So, a new patch of wild thyme would’ve been where the fairies had danced. Also, there was some myth in German and Danish folklore that certain thyme oil could be used to allow us to see the fairies. However, this thyme oil would’ve had to have been gathered on the side of a hill where fairies were previously.

Also, English and French people thought that creating a bed of thyme in their garden would attract fairies to stay in their gardens. Plus, the fairy Puck in Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream talks about the thyme on the bank of the river, which shows how important it was thought to be for fairies. If you would like to learn more about fairy lore, then you can check out Where the Wild Thyme Grows: Fairies by Mother Earth Living.

Thyme Uses: Talk to Us Thyme Uses: Talk to Us

Hopefully, there was something you found interesting about thyme in this natural beauty blog! We at Natures Garden would love to answer your questions. So, any of your questions or concerns about using this herb in your recipes can be directed to us. You can find us in a few different ways, including stopping by the store, calling, or finding us online. You can reach us online on our Facebook page or use @ngscents to find us on either Instagram or Twitter. This is the perfect place to ask questions and chat with other like-minded people. You don’t want to miss out!

Thyme Uses: Reminder About Natures Garden Herbs

Note: Natures Garden sells our thyme herb for external use only. We do not sell it as a food item. The information that we provide only is for educational purposes. We do not intend to diagnose, cure, treat, or prevent any disease with this information. The Food and Drug Administration has not evaluated this information. Make sure 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 customer has all the responsibility of testing.

Nov
16

9 Soy Candle Recipes


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9 Soy Candle Recipes 9 Soy Candle Recipes

If you are interested in candle making and are new to the craft, creating a candle may seem like an easy process. Well, it is easy, once you have done some research and Nature’s Garden can help you out. We have 9 soy candle recipes that use the three types of soy wax that we carry. These recipes are fun and creative and are easy to follow. Not only will you see that making your own candle can be easy, but making the world smell good is a very important job!

There are many factors that go into making a candle that will not only burn properly but will have a good hot and cold throw. Once you start doing research on candle making, then it can seem a bit overwhelming. What type of wick do you use? Which one burns the best? What type of wax do I want to use? I know I want soy wax, but what kind of soy wax? What does it mean melt point? When do I add the fragrance? How much color do I add? Not to worry, folks! Nature’s Garden is here for you and can answer all those questions for you.

9 Soy Candle Recipes: The Soy Waxes9 Soy Candle Recipes: The Soy Waxes

Not all soy wax is created equal. There are differences in the melt temperatures, hot and cold throws, and in appearances. Before we get started on our soy candle recipes, let me familiarize you with the different soy waxes we have. We have three types that we will discuss: NG 100% Soy Wax, Golden Foods Soy Wax 444 and Golden Foods Soy Wax 464.

As we all know, Soy Wax is produced from soybeans. It is a pure and natural vegetable wax that is considered kosher. Not only is this wax non-toxic, but it is also biodegradable. In fact, soy wax is very environmentally friendly and is made from a renewable resource. Candles made from soy wax are very clean burning. Something that is of importance in this day and age.  There is a reduction in soot, and due to the makeup of soy itself, the burn time of a soy wax increases. Soy Wax candles will burn slower and cooler compared to a straight paraffin wax candle.

All of Nature’s Garden soy waxes are sold in flake style. Most people find this type easier to work with. Granulated waxes have a tendency to be messier. They are all-natural so you can rest assured that you are going to have a clean burning candle in your home and for your customers. You will also note, that your finished candles may have a rough exterior. They may not look smooth and creamy. Well, it is a natural wax, therefore you will have a more natural finish. If this is not the look you would like it can be easily solved with a few tricks to help give your candles a more professional look!

9 Soy Candle Recipes:  NG 100% Soy Wax (GF 415)9 Soy Candle Recipes:  NG 100% Soy Wax 415

NG 100% Soy Wax 415 is straight soy. There are no additives to enhance the hot or cold throw. Therefore, soy wax is perfect in massage candles or any other type of recipe that is applied to the body. The melt point for 415 Soy is 120-125 degrees Fahrenheit. This higher melt point allows this wax to carry a higher fragrance load. You can also blend this soy wax with other waxes such as beeswax, paraffin or microcrystalline waxes.

9 Soy Candle Recipes: Golden Foods Soy Wax 444 9 Soy Candle Recipes: Golden Foods Soy Wax 444 

Our next wax is our Golden Foods Soy Wax 444. This is a popular seller here at Nature’s Garden. So what makes this wax different? Well, there are soy based additives added to this wax. That still makes it a natural wax, however, these additives help increase pour temperature, helps reduce frosting issues and give a smoother finish to your candle’s appearance. The scent throw, both hot and cold, are improved also. You may also blend this wax with other waxes such as paraffin or microcrystalline waxes. The 444 Soy Wax also has a higher melt point and can hold up to 12% scent per pound, making a stronger scented candle.  However, you should always test as not all fragrance oils can be used at this percentage and may seep.  

9 Soy Candle Recipes: Golden Foods Soy Wax 4649 Soy Candle Recipes: Golden Foods Soy Wax 464

Lastly, we have our Golden Foods Soy Wax 464. This is a very popular candle wax. While this wax is similar to our Golden Foods Soy Wax 444, the main difference will be the melt point. The 464 Soy wax has a lower melt point and this allows for better glass adhesion in the finished candle. Another difference would be the maximum scent load for this wax which is 10-12% of scent per pound of wax. We do suggest keeping the fragrance percent at 10 to reduce the possibility of fragrance oil seepage.

Before you get started on creating any of our recipes, follow this link to How to Make Soy Candles. This is a free candle class that can be downloaded or printed. In this class, you can learn about wicks, pour lines, scenting the wax, pour temps and more. And now that we are familiar with the different types of soy waxes, let’s move on to our soy candle recipes and get you inspired to start candle creating!

9 Soy Candle Recipes: Citronella Candle Recipe9 Soy Candle Recipes: Citronella Candle Recipe

Up first, is our Citronella Candle Recipe. This is an easy recipe and will come in handy during those summer nights that you spend outdoors! Our Citronella Candle Recipe is made with our NG 100% Soy Wax 415. It is perfect for your outdoor activities to help keep the bugs at bay. Of course, we used our Citronella fragrance oil, which smells exactly like the essential oil. Strong notes of chamomile, citronella, jasmine, pine, and lily will help you and your loved ones enjoy some warm summer nights by the campfire!

9 Soy Candle Recipes: Leopard Candle Recipe9 Soy Candle Recipes: Leopard Candle Recipe

This Leopard Candle Recipe is perfect for any wild one in your life! Artfully decorated in bright purple leopard spots that you will create out of beeswax then place around the inside wall of the jar. Next a pale lavender layer of 100% soy wax will be poured in. The whole thing is scented in our wild Aphrodisiac Fragrance Oil. This scent is a lovely unisex fragrance smelling of citrus fruit, green floral with undertones of Eucalyptus. A nice complex blend of fragrances for this candle!

9 Soy Candle Recipes: Massage Candle Recipe9 Soy Candle Recipes: Massage Candle Recipe

Massage candles are incredibly popular these days. Sometimes they are called lotion candles and can have any type of addition made to them. Of course, your main component will be the 100% Soy Wax, but our Massage Candle recipe also incorporates cocoa, shea and mango butter along with some coconut oil. Rub the warmed wax into your skin and feel the difference between regular lotion and warmed lotion! Your skin will feel luxuriously soft and moisture will be locked in! We scented our candle in relaxing NG Cashmere & Silk Type fragrance oil. This fragrance is a blend of French vanilla with sandalwood, patchouli, and musk accented by rose, violet, apricot, and creamy coconut milk. This is a very sensual fragrance for a sensual candle!

9 soy Candle Recipes: Green Beer Candle Recipe

What a fun candle to make for St. Patrick’s Day! This mug of green “beer” was made using Gel Wax for the “beer” and the froth was made with our 100% Soy Wax! You can most certainly whip this wax into a frothy mass! We chose our Green Irish fragrance oil for this tall, frothy Green Beer Candle! I love this fragrance! Bright, crisp, green and fresh is what comes to mind when I smell this oil!

9 Soy Candle Recipes: Football Field Candle9 Soy Candle Recipes: Football Field Candle

Our Football Field candle is perfect to make for the football lovers in your family! Or, this would be a cool centerpiece to have for a table full of snacks for game day! This is truly a unique work of candle art that was made entirely of our 100% Soy Wax. The “dirt” bottom was created by using a square loaf mold while the grass was once created by whipping the soy wax. Sweet little football embeds, made from Pillar of Bliss, decorate the top and can be placed against the candle base. We scented this candle in our Leather Jacket and Fresh Cut Grass. These two scents blend together to smell like the outdoors on a warm, fall day!

9 Soy Candle Recipes: Zebra Candle Recipe9 Soy Candle Recipes: Zebra Candle Recipe

If you know anybody that loves Zebras or the zebra pattern itself, then this is the perfect opportunity to make them something they will love! Our Zebra Candle is made in the same technique that was used for the Leopard Candle we talked about earlier. Using beeswax, you will create pink zebra stripes and stick them to the inner wall of the candle container. Next, you will pour in a creamy white layer of our Golden Foods Soy Wax 444. We chose our feisty Hot Pink Pomegranate fragrance oil for this. It’s a bright blend of ginger, pomegranate, citrus and jasmine!

9 Soy Candle Recipes: Mardi Gras Candle Recipe9 Soy Candle Recipes: Mardi Gras Candle Recipe

Get your glue gun ready, because you’re going to be getting crafty with this candle! This Mardi Gras Candle is a fun themed candle that is perfect for your next Mardi Gras party! To make this candle more than just a plain candle, we created a fun, sparkly Mardi Gras mask to decorate the outside! That’s what Mardi Gras is all about after all! Bright, sparkly and everybody dressed up in costumes and masks! For our wax, we used the Golden Foods Soy Wax 464 and of course, the inspiration behind this candle was our Mardi Gras fragrance oil. A truly unique fragrance blend of citrus, strawberries, rose, ylang-ylang and vetiver.

9 Soy Candle Recipes: St. Patrick’s Day Candle

No matter the holiday, you need a candle to celebrate! At Nature’s Garden we have you covered for any and all holidays! Even ordinary days deserve a candle! St. Patrick’s Day is a perfect time to celebrate your Irish roots and we have a candle to help you out! Our St. Patrick’s Day candle has a cute Shamrock made from beeswax displayed on the side. The rest of the candle uses our Golden Foods Soy Wax 464. We scented this candle in our NG Aloe & White Lilac fragrance oil. This scent is fresh and floral. A definite clean scent for spring time!

9 Soy Candle Recipes: Shimmer Gel Potpourri Recipe9 Soy Candle Recipes: Shimmer Gel Potpourri Recipe

Wait! What? Candle Wax turned gel? Yes, this isn’t your ordinary candle recipe. This is a different take on your normal everyday wax melt! We took our Soy Wax 464, mixed in some Rice Bran Oil, a little color, a little bit of 24K Gold Mica and you have yourself some Shimmer Gel Potpourri for your oil burner to scent your home! We used our Glitter fragrance oil for this recipe. This is a lovely feminine fragrance of floral notes of lily and jasmine and undertones of sandalwood and musk. Glitter is a very alluring fragrance and is a Nature’s Garden original!

Contact Natures Garden

We hope you enjoyed our 9 soy candle recipes. As you can see, once you do a little research and have a little guidance, making candles is a very easy and fun project to do! Using soy wax will always be a personal choice for candle makers.  People will always love candles! They lend a warm and inviting atmosphere to your home. Using different fragrances can either relax you or energize you! Plus, using soy in your candle recipes is a very environmentally conscious choice and many people like to do what they can do to keep the air in their home safe and natural!

If you would like to show us what you have been creating, whether its candles, soap, bath bombs or lip balms, come find us! We are on Facebook, Twitter (@ngscents) and Instagram (@ngscents) We love seeing what our customers have been up too! Plus, you get to show off what you created! It’s always good to toot your own horn once in a while!

 

Nov
15

Handmade Lotion Recipes


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Handmade Lotion RecipesHandmade Lotion Recipes

In today’s world, most people like to make their own soaps, bath and body products and even cosmetics. Generally, creating those things are not hard at all. Not only do you know the ingredients that will go in your product, but you can make the product to fit your needs or the needs of your customers or loved ones. Many people nowadays have skin issues that require skin-sensitive ingredients. That is another reason why many people turn to handmade goods. And like we stated before, it isn’t hard to do. Take a look through some of Nature’s Garden handmade lotion recipes. You will see how really simply and easy it is to make lotion. Also, with only a few ingredients, you can make a perfectly beautiful lotion that could rival the most expensive store brands out there in the market!

 

Handmade Lotion Recipes: Some Key Ingredients

Before we get started on our recipes, let’s familiarize ourselves with some of the key ingredients that you need to make lotion with. Really you can make a lotion with just shea butter and coconut oil whipped together. However, while those things will soften and hydrate your skin, they can separate while sitting when water is added. Another thing, they may not absorb into your skin very well, leaving you feeling greasy and sticky. The following components that we will discuss are key to getting a beautiful emulsified lotion that will not leave your skin feeling tacky and absorb beautifully.

Handmade Lotion Recipes: BTMS 25 EmulsifierHandmade Lotion Recipes: BTMS 25 Emulsifier

Our first ingredient is Behentrimonium Methosulfate (and) Cetearyl Alcohol, or BTMS 25 Emulsifier is a natural, conditioning emulsifier that can be used in hair and skin care. BTMS is naturally derived from Colza oil. Colza oil is a non-drying oil that is obtained from seeds of the rapeseed plant. It isn’t truly rapeseed oil, but a derivative of it. BTMS can be used in creams and lotions to provide a soft, powdery feel to the skin and is very gentle on the skin and hair.

Handmade Lotion Recipes:  Emulsifying Wax, Traditional and SilkyHandmade Lotion Recipes:  Emulsifying Wax, Traditional and Silky

Next ingredient is our two other emulsifying waxes. We have Emulsifying Wax- Traditional and Silky Emulsifying Wax. While these waxes are not 100 percent natural, they are partial plant based and give wonderful structure to any type of lotion, cream, shampoo or conditioner. Both traditional and silky are self-emulsifying, low odor, highly stable, and highly compatible. Low concentrations of these waxes will improve the consistency and stability of emulsions. Which one do you choose for your product? Which ever you want! So, what exactly is the difference? The only difference is silky will give your lotion a lovely, silky-soft feel to you skin long after the lotion or cream has absorbed.  They can be used interchangeably.

Handmade Lotion Recipes: Optiphen PreservativeHandmade Lotion Recipes: Optiphen Preservative

Preservatives are essential to cosmetic formulations because they kill germs that can make you and your customers very sick. Optiphen is a liquid, paraben-free and formaldehyde-free preservative that provides broad spectrum preservation against bacteria, yeast and mold, the presence of caprylyl glycol. It also imparts an exceptional feel to the finished formulation which makes it useful in creams, sunscreens, lotions, cosmetics, body washes and shampoo recipes. This is a definite must have in any of your water based bath and body products that are created from scratch.

Handmade Lotion Recipe: Stearic Acid and Sodium Lactate

Stearic Acid is a plant based ingredient that is widely used in bath and body products, soaps and even in candles. For bath and body products, it is a wonderful addition to thicken up your product. In soaps, it is used to harden your bars of soap and to make them last longer. When used in candles, it also helps harden the wax and is perfect for making pillar candles or any type of mold candle. Another option is sodium lactate. Sodium lactate is a natural moisturizer, humectant, and pH regulator. It is used in handmade soaps, lotions, shampoo, and other bath and body products.

Handmade Lotion Recipe: Distilled Water

Yes, distilled water is an important ingredient to any of your lotions. You will see in any of our lotion recipes, that we ask you to heat your distilled water up to a specific ingredient and hold it there for 20 minutes. This is to ensure that you have destroyed any bacteria that may have been lingering around in the water.

Handmade Lotion Recipe: The Phases

Also you will notice that each recipe is done in phases. You have your Water Phase, which is where you are heating your water up. The Oil Phase. This is where you will heat and melt any of your butters and oils and waxes to a specific temperature. Next will be the Mixing Phase. Your will then mix together your water and butter and oils with a stick blender to emulsify. Lastly, you have your Cool Down Phase where you allow the lotion mixture to cool to a specific temperature before adding your fragrance oil and Optiphen. Then, you will package up your lotion and label if desired and you are ready to gift everybody you love with some handmade love! Now, let’s talk about our recipes!

Handmade Lotion Recipes: Cocoa Dream Cream RecipeHandmade Lotion Recipes: Cocoa Dream Cream Recipe

Our first lotion is our Cocoa Dream Cream!   This is a thick, luscious cream that smells heavenly with our Butter Brickle fragrance oil. A soft, buttery vanilla fragrance that leave you smelling sweet! Sweet almond oil, and cocoa butter will give your skin a reason to be happy! It absorbs beautifully and leaves you feeling soft! This cream is also sold as a kit. It would be a perfect way to start learning how to make lotion since you don’t have to commit to large quantities of ingredients. The Cocoa Dream Cream kit is also perfect as gift for somebody who loves to make their own bath and body products!

Handmade Lotion Recipes: Cucumber Cream RecipeHandmade Lotion Recipes: Cucumber Cream Recipe

Our Cucumber Cream recipe is perfect to quench that dry wintery skin! The ingredients we chose give your lotion a thick, luxurious texture that will absorb beautifully into your skin. Plus, we chose our bright, fresh Cucumber Splash fragrance oil. This is a perfect fragrance for lotion or even soap! It smells like spring!

Handmade Lotion Recipes: Tropical Lotion RecipeHandmade Lotion Recipes: Tropical Lotion Recipe

If you are looking for something more lighter to apply to your skin, try our Tropical Lotion Recipe. This is also our CEO, Deborah’s,  favorite lotion recipe since it has her favorite fragrance oil in it. This lotion was made with mango butter, fractionated coconut oil and rice bran oil, this lotion is light yet creamy, and leaves your skin feeling silky and hydrated. Tropical lotion is definitely a perfect summer-time getaway for you nose! We used our yummy Papaya Dragon Fruit fragrance oil and it smells of a tropical fruit salad made with peaches, pineapple, papaya and of course, Dragon Fruit! You will smell good enough to eat!

Handmade Lotion Recipes: Shea Lotion with Herbal Infusion RecipeHandmade Lotion Recipes: Shea Lotion with Herbal Infusion Recipe

Our Shea Lotion with Herbal Infusion is a beautiful lotion for any skin! Created with infused waters made from hibiscus flower powder and rosehips flower powder, your skin will thank you for the extra attention. Hibiscus is an herb know for being high in antioxidants and amino acids, and also contain oligopeptides that have been shown to have wrinkle-smoothing properties. Rosehips contain high levels of vitamin C, in addition to vitamins E, A, and D. Rosehips are used in skincare for its high level of antioxidants and anti-aging properties. The hibiscus/rosehip infusion will add a lovely natural pink color to your lotion. For the fragrance we chose our Peach Magnolia Raspberry fragrance oil. This scent smells of juicy raspberries and peaches with a light floral background.

Handmade Lotion Recipes: Frappe Mocha Body Cream RecipeHandmade Lotion Recipes: Frappe Mocha Body Cream Recipe

Our Frappe Mocha Body Cream is perfect for those with a coffee addiction! This cream is made with cocoa butter and sweet almond Oil. Both are perfect for making your skin feel soft and silky. As for the water part, however, we created it using a distilled coffee brew. This lotion is not only made with coffee, but the steeped coffee water truly helps punch up the coffee fragrance. For the fragrances, we chose both Fresh Brewed Coffee- World’s Best and our Chocolate Fudge Fragrance oil. If you didn’t want a Frappe Mocha before, you will after you smell this body cream! This body cream also comes in a kit size if you are looking for a Christmas gift to give to somebody special!

Handmade Lotion Recipes: Natural Face Cream RecipeHandmade Lotion Recipes: Natural Face Cream Recipe

This cream recipe is a favorite of mine. Natural Face Cream is made with an infusion of calendula flowers.  Calendula is believed to reduce inflammation, reduce acne, and promote healthy skin, which makes this a perfect addition to a night cream. Also, we have included Avocado Oil and Grapeseed Oil. Grapeseed oil does not clog pores, absorbs easily into the skin, does not leave a greasy feel to the skin, and provides the skin with anti inflammatory properties.  It is high in linoleic acid; providing mosturizing effects to the skin. Avocado Oil is a rich, moisturizing oil that is perfect for those with sensitive skin. This lotion is also available in a kit.

Handmade Lotion Recipes: Rose Lotion RecipeHandmade Lotion Recipes: Rose Lotion Recipe

Back in the 1970s there was a lotion my grandmother used a lot. It was called Rose Milk lotion and our Rose Lotion recipe truly reminds me of her when I use it. We infused our distilled water with our red Rose Buds & Petals. Rose water is the perfect addition to any skin-care regime. Its use dates back to days of Cleopatra and has many incredible benefits to its use. Rose water is perfect for any type of skin. It has antibacterial properties, anti-inflammatory and has a load of antioxidants in it. We also used cocoa butter, fractionated coconut oil and meadowfoam seed oil. Meadowfoam seed oil is a wonderful, light oil that absorbs easily into the skin, leaving you feeling soft and not greasy! We chose our Fresh Cut Roses fragrance oil to scent this beautiful lotion.

Handmade Lotion Recipes: Solid Lotion Bar RecipeHandmade Lotion Recipes: Solid Lotion Bar Recipe

Solid Lotion Bar is a quick and simple lotion that is perfect for those who like to hydrate their skin on the go! Made with shea butter, beeswax and jojoba oil, you have a lotion that absorbs quickly, seals in the moisture and keeps the winter dry skin at bay! This lotion is perfect for gym bags, purses, backpacks. No need to worry about loose caps and possible leakage with this lotion! We scented this lotion bar with our Beautiful Babe fragrance oil. If you are familiar with Estee Lauder’s Beautiful perfume, then you know how good this lotion will smell!  This fragrance is a delicate rose, jasmine and carnations with undertones of sweet melon and plum!

Handmade Lotion Recipes: Wine Lotion RecipeHandmade Lotion Recipes: Wine Lotion Recipe

Even though it says Wine Lotion, we did not use actual wine in the recipe. However, we did use our Resveratrol Extract Powder. Resveratrol is a natural polyphenol found in in the skin of red grapes. This powder is similar in the same properties of red wine, meaning it has anti-bacterial, anti-fungal properties, and is used in products that fight acne. Also, Resveratrol is used in anti-aging, anti-wrinkle cosmetic products. It will provide anti-inflammatory properties that reduce swelling.

We also included cocoa butter, grapeseed oil and Jojoba Oil. Both of these oils are wonderful for the skin! Grapeseed oil is light and non-greasy feeling on the skin.  Jojoba oil is considered a “liquid wax” and it will lock in the moisture and keeps your skin hydrated. We chose our Shiraz fragrance oil to help round out our “wine theme”. This is a beautiful, light fruity but robust red wine scent! A must try for wine lovers! 

Handmade Lotion Recipes: Chamomile Lotion Recipe

Our last recipe for today is our Chamomile Lotion Recipe. This is an easy, basic recipe that is perfect for beginners. We used apricot kernel oil and grapeseed oil. Both are light, absorb-able and non-greasy oils and are perfect when you want a light lotion. This would be a perfect summer-time lotion with no heavy oils or butters. The fragrance oil we chose is the delicate Chamomile fragrance oil. Chamomile fragrance oil smells of freshly picked chamomile flowers with hints of fresh green herbs.

Handmade Lotion Recipes: Find Us On Social Media

We hope you enjoyed learning about our handmade lotion recipes! See? Making your own lotion is truly an easy process! The ingredients are simple, nothing harsh goes into your creation and you can feel good about making something amazing for your skin! Next time your create an awesome product using any of Nature’s Garden products, show us! Snap a picture, describe what you made and what you used for your creation.Then come find us on Facebook, Instagram (@ngscents) or Twitter (@ngscents) and post your stuff! We love hearing from our customers and seeing all the fun things they have been up too!

Nov
08

Popular Christmas Fragrances


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Popular Christmas FragrancesPopular Christmas Fragrances

It’s almost that time of year! Time for Christmas, time for gifts and time for some inspiration to create those gifts. Christmas can sometimes feel overwhelming! From decorating the house, writing out Christmas cards, baking cookies, shopping, Christmas parties, well, the list can go on and on. Plus, trying to think up something fun and unique to give for your friends and family can be intimidating as well. If your a crafter, soaper, candlemaker, then naturally you have the urge to make something for those friends and family. Nature’s Garden has a list of our 10 Popular Christmas Fragrances that we hope will get those creative juices flowing!

Popular Christmas Fragrances: Candy Cane Fragrance OilPopular Christmas Fragrances: Candy Cane Fragrance Oil

First up we have our Candy Cane Fragrance Oil. This is a very popular fragrance at Christmas time! This isn’t just a straight up peppermint scent. This fragrance is peppermint, spearmint, with a touch of strawberries, eucalyptus and a nice soft background of vanilla.

Candy Cane fragrance worked perfectly in our cold process soap testing! There was no ricing, separation, or accelerating! However, we did experience some discoloring to a brown. You can use Vanilla White Color Stabilizer to help prevent the oxidation of the fragrance. Also, the scent retention was strong and true throughout the cure time!

This fragrance oil is body safe and would be perfect in all bath and body products. We have a wonderful recipe that uses our Candy Cane Fragrance Oil. Check out our sweet Candy Cane Candle. This candle has pretty pink, red and white layers with a fluffy white topping and some sweet little swirled wafer embeds sitting atop the fluff!

Popular Christmas Fragrances: Christmas Cabernet Fragrance OilPopular Christmas Fragrances: Christmas Cabernet Fragrance Oil

This next fragrance oil is lovely all year long, not just at Christmas time! Christmas Cabernet fragrance oil has a true Cabernet scent of cherries and oak. With hints of ginger, vanilla and wine, this is a perfect fragrance to get you into the holiday spirit.

Christmas Cabernet is a soaper’s dream! During our cold process soap testing, there was no ricing, accelerating, or separating. Although it did turn a shade of olive brown, using a Vanilla White Color Stabilizer may help prevent this. Also, the scent retention was incredibly strong even after its cure time. This fragrance is also body safe and makes some wonderful smelling bath and body products. It also worked equally well in all soy and vegetable waxes.

If you enjoy making bath and body products, check out our Wine Sugar Scrub recipe. Sugar scrubs are incredibly popular and easy to make. A few simple ingredients such as sugar, olive oil, cocoa butter and grapeseed oil, is all it takes to make up nine 4 oz. jars of this yummy smelling scrub! Your skin will smell amazing and will also feel soft and smooth afterward.

Popular Christmas Fragrances: Christmas Cabin Fragrance OilPopular Christmas Fragrances: Christmas Cabin Fragrance Oil

Nature’s Garden’s Christmas Cabin Fragrance Oil is a true best seller during the holiday season. If Christmas had a smell it would definitely be the scent of bayberries, cranberries, cinnamon and orange zest! With one sniff, you can practically picture a pine tree, decorated with garlands of popcorn, cranberries, twinkling white lights and rustic ornaments adorning the branches, sitting in the corner of a cozy cabin, a warm, crackling fire burning in the stone fireplace. This fragrance is a definite must for your Christmas line-up!

Christmas Cabin did perfectly in our cold process soap testing! There was no ricing, accelerating, separating or discoloring. Also, the scent retention was nice a strong! This fragrance also was perfect in all candle wax testing and room freshening sprays!

Popular Christmas Fragrances: Christmas Thyme Fragrance OilPopular Christmas Fragrances: Christmas Thyme Fragrance Oil

Christmas Thyme fragrance oil is perfect for those that want a pine fragrance that isn’t overwhelming! Definite top notes of cinnamon, bayberries and apples along with the undertones of pine and thyme. A perfect balance that smells fresh and crisp!

Christmas Thyme is one of the few fragrances that is not body safe, therefore we did no cold process soap testing, nor any testing in bath and body products. However, this is a wonderful scent for those looking for candle fragrances that have wonderful cold and hot throws. This fragrance also makes a perfect room freshener or potpourri and incense.

If you are looking for a recipe to create for those that like potpourri, check out our Christmas Liquid Potpourri Recipe. This recipe uses our DPG solvent and of course, Christmas Thyme fragrance oil. When it’s ready to use, simply pour into your potpourri burner or even an oil burner and let your house fill with the fresh, clean scent of an outdoor Christmas.

Popular Christmas Fragrances: Cotton Headed Ninny Muggins Fragrance OilPopular Christmas Fragrances: Cotton Headed Ninny Muggins Fragrance Oil

What in the world is a Cotton Headed Ninny Muggins? This fragrance oil by Natures Garden was inspired by one of our favorite movies of all times – “ELF”.  At one point in the movie, Buddy mentions that he feels like a “Cotton headed ninny muggin”; AKA…an ELF Airhead.  This made us think, “What would a cotton headed ninny muggin smell like?”  Cotton headed ninny muggin fragrance oil begins with sweet, buttery, creamy coconut and vanilla frosting; leading to middle notes of powdery heliotrope and spicy hints; and sits on a powerful vanilla base. A very yummy smelling cotton head you will be!

Cotton Headed Ninny Muggins worked perfectly in our cold process soap testing! With no ricing, accelerating, separating, it soaped beautifully. However, it does discolor to a chocolate brown. The addition of some Vanilla White Color Stabilizer would be perfect to help prevent that. This fragrance oil also tested positive in room fresheners, all candle waxes and in bath and body products!

Have you ever thought of making your own play dough? It’s actually an easy craft that the kids can help out making! With some flour, vegetable oil and warm water, you can have some fun creating when it gets too yucky to play outside! Our Scented Play Dough recipe is made with five different colors and five different Christmas fragrances, one being Cotton Headed Ninny Muggins! This is must try if your kids are looking for something fun to do!

Popular Christmas Fragrances: Country Christmas Fragrance OilPopular Christmas Fragrances: Country Christmas Fragrance Oil

Our Country Christmas fragrance oil is a truly fantastic scent that is a blend of bayberries, cranberries, and apples, with spicy nuances of nutmeg and cloves with a top note of orange zests. This is another fragrance oil that makes me picture an old fashioned Christmas in a warm, cozy farmhouse or cabin. 

Country Christmas fragrance oil was not tested in cold process soap due to the fact that the maximum body safeness level was very low. If you do choose to soap with it, please try to stick to the guideline of the percentage we have allowed for. However, this fragrance is perfect in candles, wax melts, and any type of room freshening recipe!

With a country Christmas comes pictures of rustic decorations, home smells and family gatherings. We developed an easy decoration that uses our Country Christmas fragrance! Our Scented Twine Christmas Ornaments are a fun, easy craft to create! Simply wrap twine around an inflated balloon, coat the twine in scented glue, allow to dry. When the twine has hardened, you can pop the balloon and you’re left with a yummy smelling, rustic ornament that will give your tree a down-home look!

Popular Christmas Fragrances: Dance of The Sugar Plum Fairy Fragrance OilPopular Christmas Fragrances: Dance of The Sugar Plum Fairy Fragrance Oil

This fragrance oil is truly a charming Christmas scent that is filled with surprises to delight all of the senses! Smell the plums, dark cherries and sweet oranges enhanced with peppery woody pine undertones and you will be entranced with the combination!

Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy fragrance did very well in our cold process soap testing! There was no accelerating, ricing or separating. It did discolor to a light beige. It also did wonderful in bath and body products, room fresheners and in all candle waxes with strong scent retention all around.

A very unique fragrance oil deserves its very own recipe! Our creative team came up with the Sugar Plum Bath Bomb recipe! This is a perfect creation for the little girls in your life. With its  sweet fragrance and its pretty sparkly, purple color, the kids will want to take a bath to watch the fizzy, bubbly fun!

Popular Christmas Fragrances: Elf Sweat Fragrance OilPopular Christmas Fragrances: Elf Sweat Fragrance Oil

Do elves sweat? I really don’t know, but if they do than it probably smells like this fragrance!  This fragrance oil by Natures Garden was inspired by Santa’s elves.  Magical, happy, and hard-working…the perfect description of the personalities of Santa’s elves!  Are you ready to smell a fragrance that embraces these personality traits?  Elf sweat fragrance is a bubbly, magical blend of candy, candy canes, candy corn, and syrup, with effervescent spicy soda pop bubbles to provide a unique, magical top note.  This is fun, creative fragrance oil that will make any products pop!

Elf Sweat fragrance oil is a perfect, all around fragrance that works perfectly in all types of products. In our cold process soap testing, it behaved perfectly with no ricing, accelerating or separating. It did discolor to a light beige color, but that can be prevented with so Vanilla White Color Stabilizer. Our customers love this fragrance in everything from candles, to bath bombs to lotion! A good fragrance to keep in stock during the holidays!

Who knew that lumps of coal could smell so good! These Elf Sweat scented bath bombs are perfect for anybody in your family that’s not been very good all year. Just kidding! They are perfect for anybody in your family that deserves a fun treat for bath time! From little kids to big kids, bath bombs are a perfect way to get them into the bath tub with out fussing! Lumps of Coal Bath Bombs will leave your skin soft and hydrated with baking soda and coconut oil! Plus, with the addition of Hawaiian Black Salt and activated charcoal, they are perfect for exfoliating the skin also! 

Popular Christmas Fragrances: Gingersnap Cookies Fragrance OilPopular Christmas Fragrances: Gingersnap Cookies Fragrance Oil

Gingersnap Cookies fragrance oil smells like true gingersnap cookies! The bite of ginger, with base notes of bakery scents is the perfect addition to any line of smell good bath treats you are creating for the holiday season!

When we tested Gingersnap Cookies Fragrance Oil in cold process soap, it performed perfectly! There was no ricing, accelerating, or separating. While it did discolor to a light tan, that seems to be perfect for a gingersnap scented soap if you ask me! The scent retention was strong and yummy through its cure time! It also worked perfectly in all candle waxes and in bath and body products!

I feel that you can never have to many bath bomb recipes or ideas to have in stock, especially when it comes to Christmas time! Bath bombs are really easy to make and kids love them! They truly can make bath time fun time! With skin friendly ingredients, adults love them to. They leave your skin soft and moisturized feeling! These Gingerbread Cookies Bath Bombs are perfect to give in spa bags or gift baskets!  Add in some gingersnap cookies lotion, soap and candle set and you have a truly lovely gift set to give!

Popular Christmas Fragrances: Reindeer Poo Fragrance OilPopular Christmas Fragrances: Reindeer Poo Fragrance Oil

Reindeer Poo? In a fragrance oil? Do people really want to smell that? Well of course they do! If it’s from Nature’s Garden they do! Reindeer Poo fragrance oil is a unique blend of apples and pears; followed by middle notes of eucalyptus, pine, and geranium. Base notes of vanilla and cedarwood balance it all out! This is truly a fun fragrance to have in your collection!

Reindeer Poo Fragrance Oil did accelerate in our cold process soap testing, so it is strongly suggested to soap at room temperature. However, there was no ricing or separating. It did discolor to a tan, but the scent stayed strong and true through its cure time. This fragrance did perfect in all candle waxes and in room fresheners. It also performed well in bath and body products.

If you are looking for a fun craft to make for somebody special this Christmas, our Reindeer Poo candle is the answer. This pretty candle is made using our Palm Container Wax. This wax has a beautiful crystal effect when it has hardened, which is perfect for winter-themed candles. On top of the whipped, fluffy snow is a little present left by Rudolph! What could it be? Well Reindeer Poo of course! (The good smelling kind!)

Popular Christmas Fragrances: That’s All For Now

We hope you have enjoyed learning about some of these popular Christmas fragrances from Nature’s Garden. If you would like to explore more of our Christmas fragrances, follow this link to see what we have to offer! Once you have made your awesome creations with any of Nature’s Garden products, come find us on social media and show us what you did! You can find us on Facebook, Twitter (@ngscents) or Instagram (@ngscents). Show us a picture and we will share for all to see! We love seeing what our customers have been up to and it’s an awesome way to toot your own horn and be proud of what you did!

Nov
05

Our Favorite Christmas Crafts


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Our Favorite Christmas CraftsOur Favorite Christmas Crafts

Christmas time is really a hectic time of year. Decorating, card writing, the kids’ Christmas programs and shopping, it’s amazing that it is the happiest time of year! Plus, most of us like to get crafty this time of year. Nothing says love like creating something special with a specific person in mind or a whole bunch of people in mind! If you need some Christmas gift inspiration, then check out some of our favorite Christmas crafts! These crafts are easy to make, yet give the impression that you spent a lot of time creating them. So if you are a busy elf during the crazy holiday season, then give these recipes a try. You will not only impress the people on your gift list, but you will impress yourself as well!

Our Favorite Christmas Crafts: How To Have a Stress Free ChristmasOur Favorite Christmas Crafts: How To Have a Stress Free Christmas

Most of us in today’s world, have the idea that Christmas has to be picture perfect. We watch the movies on the Hallmark Channel and expect our Christmas to be just like on TV.

However, we don’t live our lives scripted. It’s always important to remember that the Christmas tree doesn’t have to look like Martha Stewart decorated it. Our Christmas cookies do not need to look like they came straight out of Bon Appetit magazine. Christmas is a beautiful time to simply spend with loved ones. Those will be the memories that your children can cherish and remember when they grow older. It’s not about how perfect the ornaments were hung on the tree. It’s about the memory you have of each ornament that you hang on those branches. It isn’t about how perfectly edged the icing was on the cookies. It’s about how awesome those cookies tasted no matter how much icing Junior glopped onto the snowman shaped cookie.

Enjoy your holidays! Take some shortcuts when it comes to having friends or family over. It’s okay to have something that’s not made from scratch! Homemade gifts don’t have to say you don’t have the funds to buy elaborate gifts. If you create things for certain people in mind, then you have given something to somebody that says, “I took my time and love to make you something I knew you would enjoy.” That type of Christmas is perfect in every way. Follow this link to read up on how to have a stress free Christmas before you start running in a million directions!

 

 

Our Favorite Christmas Crafts: Candy Cane Candle RecipeOur Favorite Christmas Crafts: Candy Cane Candle Recipe

Our first recipe is our Candy Cane Candle Recipe. This is truly a fun candle to have on your tabletop during the Christmas season. This is a simple candle to create. We used our awesome Joy Wax. Joy Wax is a soy/paraffin blend candle wax that is easy to work with, even if you’ve never made candles before. Our Joy Wax has a wonderful hot and cold throw. It has a nice creamy finish and sets up beautifully in your containers. The candy cane candle is layered in pink, red and white with a fluffy, whipped wax topping! Yes, you can create fluffy whipped toppings with this wax. To complete the “candy” theme of the candle, we placed two swirled candy embeds made from our Pillar of Bliss. Pillar of Bliss is also a soy/paraffin blend candle wax that is perfect for creating embeds or wax melts. It hardens up nicely to allow for easy release from molds.

We have scented the candle in our Candy Cane fragrance oil. This scented oil is a yummy blend of peppermint, spearmint, eucalyptus, strawberries and vanilla. This fragrance is a must for any type of Christmas projects you have in mind!

Our Favorite Christmas Crafts: Candy Cane Facial MaskOur Favorite Christmas Crafts: Candy Cane Facial Mask

This  Candy Cane  Facial Mask recipe makes eight 4 oz jars which is the perfect amount to give to your girlfriends or to make for a Christmas party to hand out as party favors. This face mask has some wonderful skin therapy ingredients such as Kaolin Clay, Rose Clay, Beet Root and Hibiscus Flower Powder. We also used some Peppermint Essential Oil and Vanilla Powder for fragrance. It is a yummy smelling combination! Your skin will be glowing and refreshed after just one use! While we did layer it to have the look of a candy cane, the powders and clays will combine once you start using it, however, it will still smell divine. Just like a stick of peppermint candy!

Our Favorite Christmas Crafts: Christmas Bath CookieOur Favorite Christmas Crafts: Christmas Bath Cookie

You just have to have cookies at Christmas time! It’s a necessary thing. So how about some cookies at bath time? Our Christmas Bath Cookies look and smell yummy enough to eat, and are perfect to entice little ones to take a bath! These bath cookies are very similar to bath bombs. The fizz and bubble and will leave your skin feeling soft and smelling good! We have used cocoa butter, mango butter, kaolin clay powder, and baking soda to name just a few of the ingredients. Your skin is going to feel amazing after your bath! We chose our Christmas Cookies fragrance oil that smells exactly like a freshly baked, buttery Christmas Cookie! Of course, cookies need frosting, right? Our “frosting” is our whipped soap that we used some of our FUN Soap colorant. With some Christmas colored sprinkles to top it off, your bath cookies are complete!

Our Favorite Christmas Crafts: Christmas Coffee Wax Melts RecipeOur Favorite Christmas Crafts: Christmas Coffee Wax Melts Recipe

Here we have our Christmas Coffee Wax Melts. This recipe will make 24 wax melts using our mini muffin silicone mold. This recipe is perfect in that they are quick and easy to make, plus the recipe makes plenty to share between friends and family! How cute would these look gifted in a sweet little Christmas bag and tied with a pretty bow? We used our Pillar of Bliss Wax and layered it to look similar to a french vanilla coffee with a coffee brown base and a creamy white top. In fact, the base is scented in our French Vanilla Coffee which is the aroma of coffee, cream and vanilla, while the top part is scented in our Snickerdoodle Cookies Fragrance Oil. When these wax melts melt and blend together, your house will smell like a warm, inviting coffee house. Top the melts with a few whole coffee beans and they are ready to go!

Our Favorite Christmas Crafts: Christmas Confetti Soap RecipeOur Favorite Christmas Crafts: Christmas Confetti Soap Recipe

If you’re looking to make some soap this Christmas, our Christmas Confetti Soap recipe is perfect! Quick and easy to make, we have used melt and pour soap base in Goat’s Milk and Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap Base. Simply melt down your soap, color, scent and layer. For the confetti part, we used some melt and pour with added vegetable glycerin. This helps make the soap more pliable allowing you to easily cut the colored part of the soap into little squares to resemble the confetti. For the pretty whipped topping, we used our Whipped Soap base and sprinkled some more confetti soaps on top. Our fragrance of choice is our Fruitcake Fragrance Oil. This scent smells of candied fruit, cake, sugar and vanilla! Mmmmm! This recipe makes one 4 pound loaf and then can be sliced up and wrapped for gift giving!

Our Favorite Christmas Crafts: Christmas Tree Bath Bomb RecipeOur Favorite Christmas Crafts: Christmas Tree Bath Bomb Recipe

I can never say it enough! You can’t have too many bath bomb recipe ideas in your recipe box. Plus, they really are a fun gift for the kids. If you know some kids that don’t enjoy bath time, whip some Christmas Tree Bath Bombs. The kids could help make them as well.  Also, these bath bomb ingredients aren’t harsh and are perfectly safe for young skin.  These bath bombs are made into Christmas tree shapes with pretty colored Christmas “balls” decorating the branches. Also, these bath bomb ingredients are gentle enough to use on kids’ soft skin. We chose our skin safe Kringleberry fragrance oil. A very-merry-festive fragrance oil by Natures Garden with the aroma of fruity cranberries and red currants,and juicy apples. You will also smell base notes of fresh cut evergreens, and sprigs of bright, cheery holly berry.

Our Favorite Christmas Crafts: Christmas Wreath Fire Starter RecipeOur Favorite Christmas Crafts: Christmas Wreath Fire Starter Recipe

I know one of my favorite things to have is a fire in my fireplace. Not just at Christmas time, but all winter long! Getting a fire started can be intimidating. Most people will use a fire starter log, but they can get expensive if you have a lot of fires during the winter season. Create some of our Christmas Wreath Fire Starters and you will be happy you did. This recipe will make 11 cupcake size fire starters and the best thing about these? They are scented! Fire starter logs won’t give you that! We made these starters using Pillar of Bliss and our Christmas Wreath Type fragrance oil. A perfect blend of fresh cut boughs of pine, balsam, holly berry and earthy pinecones along with notes of orange and cinnamon. We also included some cut and sifted Nettle Leaf and whole Juniper Berries to enhance the Christmas Wreath fragrance oil.

Our Favorite Christmas Crafts: Pinecone Fire Starter RecipeOur Favorite Christmas Crafts: Pinecone Fire Starter Recipe

Here’s another lovely fire starter recipe that uses pine cones. These Pinecone Fire Starters will also make a pretty, scented and rustic display when placed in a basket next to your fireplace! Simple to make, this recipe will give you 20 large pine cone fire starters. To create these, you will simply dip your pine cones into melted and scented was, allow to dry overnight and they are ready to go! We chose our Pleasingly Pumpkin fragrance oil to scent these fire starters. Pleasingly Pumpkin is a sweet, creamy combination of pumpkin puree with warm notes of butter and sweet vanilla cream. It’s really a warm, yummy scent without being overpowering!

Our Favorite Christmas Crafts: Holly Berry Bath Bomb RecipeOur Favorite Christmas Crafts: Holly Berry Bath Bomb Recipe

How cute are these Holly Berry Bath Bombs? Fun and festive, these would look pretty stored in a large, clear candy jar for all to admire during the holiday season. If you are familiar with bath bomb ingredients and the process of making bath bombs, then you know how easy it will be to make these. Add some cute little Holly Berry shaped sprinkles to make these stand out! Bath bombs are a perfect way to relax and unwind after a busy day of shopping and wrapping gifts. We scented these with our festive Holly Berry Fragrance oil. this wonderful fragrance is a well-balanced blend of bayberry, pine, cinnamon, clove, and lemon rinds. It’s a very nice scent for soap and body lotion as well.

Our Favorite Christmas Crafts: Gingerbread Latte CandleOur Favorite Christmas Crafts: Gingerbread Latte Candle

Next, we have a fun candle to create for those that love their lattes! Our Gingerbread Latte Candle looks like a true coffee drink with its chocolate colored coffee base and frothy whipped topping. For the icing on the cake, we have a sweet little gingerbread “cookie” setting on top. As like all of our Christmas Crafts, this candle is super easy to make using our Joy wax for the “coffee” and “whipped topping”. The gingerbread embed was made using our Pillar of Bliss. We scented the whole thing in our Snickerdoodle Latte Fragrance Oil which smells of rich roasted Colombian coffee that is blended with spices and hints of toasted nut. A base of vanilla buttercream rounds the whole fragrance out!

Our Favorite Christmas Crafts: More Craft Ideas

Well, that is all we have for today. We hope you enjoyed reading and learning about some of our favorite Christmas crafts here at Nature’s Garden. If you are interested in more Christmas Crafts, check out these 25 crafts from Crazy Little Projects.

Look us up on social media and show off what you made with Nature’s Garden products. Whether it’s one fragrance or 10 different ingredients, we love to see what you made! Share us a photo and description and we will share it with everybody! Find us on Facebook, Instagram (@ngscents) or Twitter (@ngscents). Nothing makes us happier than seeing our customers happy with Nature’s Garden fragrances, soap making supplies or candle making supplies. Have a question? Need an answer? Give us a call or email us and we will help you out!

Oct
29

Pumpkin Spice Benefits


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Pumpkin Spice BenefitsPumpkin Spice Benefits

There are many great reasons to use this cosmetic herb. There are pumpkin spice benefits that you can use to enhance the flavor of your bakery recipes as well as nourish your body. Also, you can use this herb blend to improve your various homemade bath and body products. So, you can use this wonderful blend of delicious herbs with your other cosmetic ingredients from Natures Garden Candle and Soap Making Supplier to create some fantastic cosmetic recipes. If you are interested in creating homemade bath and body recipes with the Pumpkin Pie Spice Blend Powder, then check out all the benefits that this cosmetic herb can provide for your cosmetic recipes. So, let’s start talking all of the great benefits that this herbal spice blend can provide.

Pumpkin Spice Benefits: Growing Conditions

This wonderfully herbal spice is a blend of four different spices, which are cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and nutmeg. So, the pumpkin spice herb requires four different plants to grow all the ingredients for this fantastic blend. First, we have the fresh ground cinnamon in this cosmetic blend. This lovely spice is created from the bark of a cinnamon tree.

Second, this spice blend uses ginger root, which originated in the tropical forests of Indian. Also, the pumpkin spice blend contains cloves, which grow on a tree that prefers tropical climates. You can find out more about from our Uses for Cloves blog!! Lastly, this herbal spice blend finishes with nutmeg. This is another lovely spice that grows on a tropical tree.

Pumpkin Spice Benefits: Industrial Uses

There are many different uses for the blend of ingredients in the pumpkin spice herb. First, you can add this cosmetic herb to your bath and body recipes to provide some hair and skin care benefits. Also, some have found that there are various medicinal benefits of using this blend of cosmetic ingredients. Not only do these spices care for the body, but this pumpkin spice blend can be used to create some scrumptious food recipes. Plus, this cosmetic herb is a perfect flavor for the fall season! So, let’s look into some of the benefits of using this cosmetic ingredient in your various recipes!

Pumpkin Spice Benefits: Bath and Body UsesPumpkin Spice Benefits: Bath and Body Uses

There are many great reasons for you to use this cosmetic herb. There are pumpkin spice benefits that you can use to enhance the flavor of your bakery recipes as well nourish your body. Also, you can use this herb blend to improve your various homemade bath and body products. So, you can use this wonderful blend of delicious herbs with your other cosmetic ingredients from Natures Garden Candle and Soap Making Supplier to create some fantastic cosmetic recipes. If you are interested in creating homemade bath and body recipes with the Pumpkin Pie Spice Blend Powder, then check out all the benefits that this cosmetic herb can provide for your cosmetic recipes. So, let’s get talking all of the great benefits that this herbal spice blend can provide.

Pumpkin Spice Benefits: Bath and Body Uses

First of all, this blend of spices is lovely for creating various bath and body recipes. Ginger is one of the spices in this herbal blend and is has been known to improve skin tone as well as provides anti-aging properties.  Also, this cosmetic herb can be helpful for anyone dealing with dandruff. Cinnamon is another great spice in this herbal blend. First, this spice has been known to improve eczema and soothe irritated skin. Also, cinnamon and clove can both be used to reduce skin inflammation.

Further, cinnamon, clove, and nutmeg are each useful for helping to improve acne prone skin by drying out skin and increasing blood circulation. Also, ginger and cinnamon are thought to help stimulate healthy hair growth. Plus, nutmeg can be used to tone, lighten, and cleanse the skin. Further, the clove herb in this spice blend is useful for killing bacteria as well as removing blackheads. Also, the nutmeg herb can be used to gently exfoliate and fade acne scars. Together this blend of cosmetic ingredients is perfect for creating lovely bath and body recipes!

Pumpkin Spice Benefits: Natures Garden Cosmetic RecipesPumpkin Spice Benefits: Natures Garden Cosmetic Recipes

First, we have used this wholesale herb in the creation of our Pumpkin Cheesecake Wax Melts Recipe. The lovely aroma of this spiced herb is perfect for enhancing the scent of this wax melt recipe. So, the fresh scent of the pumpkin spice blend perfectly combines with the scent of our Pumpkin Cheesecake Fragrance Oil. This leaves you with a fantastic room scent with notes of cardamom, ground cinnamon, Vermont maple, pumpkin puree, carrot, whipped cream, rum, cream cheese, caramelized sugar, and sweet French vanilla. So, you can enjoy the lovely aroma of this cosmetic herb with the sweet fragrance oil to create a fantastic room scent recipe.

Another great cosmetic recipe that we created with this cosmetic herb is the Pumpkin Sugar Scrub Recipe. This bath and body recipe uses ingredients like cosmetic oils and the pumpkin spice herb. These cosmetic ingredients are perfect for nourishing your skin as you exfoliate. Further, the aroma of this cosmetic herb is perfect for blending with the scent of our Pumpkin Walnut Biscotti Fragrance Oil. So, your skin will be moisturized and smell scrumptious.

Pumpkin Spice Benefits: Medicinal UsesPumpkin Spice Benefits: Medicinal Uses

Not only do these ingredients have some cosmetic benefits for your skin and hair, but each of these four lovely cosmetic herbs have some medicinal benefits, too. So, you can use all these cosmetic ingredients together to provide your body with some fantastic properties inside and out. So, let’s get into some of the benefits that pumpkin pie spice blend can provide you.

Pumpkin Spice Benefits: Medicinal Benefits

First, you have the benefits of cinnamon. This wholesale herb has been known to be useful for reducing inflammation. So, you can use this spice to help reduce pain, redness, swelling, and irritation. Also, this spice can be used to fight infections from bacteria or fungi, which can be used to promote the health of your respiratory tract, kill bad breath, or prevent tooth decay.

Also, this cosmetic spice blend includes ginger. This herb can be used to calm the stomach and relieve feelings of nausea. So, you could use ginger to aid with your morning sickness. Plus, this wholesale herb has been known to reduce muscle soreness by reducing inflammation. Further, this cosmetic herb can be used to reduce menstrual pain.

Additionally, clove can be used to provide you with benefits. This cosmetic herb has been useful for helping regulate blood sugar for diabetic people. Further, this herb can be helpful for promoting digestive health, reducing stomach ulcers, and relieving congestion. Not only does this herb relieve congestion, but this herb can help to boost your immunity. Also, cloves can be used to support bone health by increasing bone density. So, this herb can be useful for preventing breaks and fractures.

Lastly, we have the lovely herb nutmeg. This cosmetic spice can be useful for promoting healthy digestion. Also, you can use this spice to calm your body and reduce insomnia. In fact, this cosmetic herb is considered to be an effective herbal sedative that can be used for a good nights sleep. Plus, this is another herb that can be used to reducing inflammation. This property can be useful for many issues, including being useful for reducing pain. Furthermore, this cosmetic herb can be useful for reducing blood pressure.

Pumpkin Spice Benefits: Other Uses

There are a few more benefits that this cosmetic herb can provide. Of course, each of these four spices have their own individual properties that can be used to benefit the body. So, all the other benefits of the pumpkin spice blend can be used to provide a variety of beneficial properties.

Another benefit of the clove herb is that it can be useful for repelling pesky bugs. So, you can add this lovely wholesale herb to your homemade insect repellent recipe.

Plus, some people have found that the cinnamon spice has some benefits for reducing fat. Specifically, it is thought that this herb can help to reduce belly fat. Although this cinnamon spice is known to help reduce weight, it may be beneficial to combine this herb with a healthy diet and exercise.

Additionally, we can use the nutmeg in this spice blend to provide you with an immune system boost. So, you can add this herb to your diet to relieve some of your cold or flu symptoms. Not only is this a great cosmetic herb for reducing illness, but some find this herb to act as an aphrodisiac. Due to this herb’s relaxing and stress reducing properties it can useful as an aphrodisiac.

Pumpkin Spice Benefits: Food and BeveragesPumpkin Spice Benefits: Food and Beverages

Autumn is the perfect time of year for everything and anything that is pumpkin spice flavored! Whether you have been waiting all year long for a scrumptious pumpkin spice latte or you just want to try out this flavor for the first time, you will not want to miss out on trying this pumpkin in pretty much everything! You are likely to notice that everything from yogurt to cereal has a pumpkin spice flavor this time of year. So, there are plenty of options. Further, you can use this cosmetic spice blend to create delicious dessert recipes right at home. If you want to try out some scrumptious pumpkin spice recipes, then you will want to see the article called 20 Recipes to Pumpkin Spice Up Your Life by Tablespoon!

Pumpkin Spice Benefits: Why Does Everyone Love Pumpkin Spice?

Of course, you must have noticed that pumpkin spice is adored by everyone around this time of year. But, why does everyone love this flavor so much? There are many reasons why this spice is so beloved. If you want to learn more about why this flavor is so popular, then you may want to check out What Is Pumpkin Spice and Why Is It So Popular? from The Sporcle Blog. Whether the popularity of this spice blend is due to social pressures, nostalgia of the holiday season, or simply its scrumptious flavor, the pumpkin spice flavor remains a fantastic part of this beautiful autumn season.

Pumpkin Spice Benefits: Ask Us Any QuestionsPumpkin Spice Benefits: Ask Us Any Questions

We hope that you have enjoyed this wonderful spice blend for your recipes. If you are interested in trying out even more of our cosmetic herbs and spices, then you might want to check out our page on herbs and spices. Also, you can reach out to us to answer any questions you may have about this cosmetic herb. Of course, you can talk to us in the Natures Garden store or on the phone. Further, you can reach out to us on our social media platforms. First, you can use the handle @ngscents to find us on Twitter and Instagram. Plus, you can find us on our Facebook page, too. These platforms are a great place to share your own creations and chat with other crafts, as well. So, we hope you have fun with creating your own recipes and that we hear from you soon!

Pumpkin Spice Benefits: A Note About Our Herbs

Natures Garden sells all of our cosmetic herbs, like the pumpkin spice herb, for external use only. We do not sell pumpkin pie spice as a food item. The information we provide is for educational purposes only. We do not intend for this information to be used to diagnose, cure, treat, or prevent any disease. Further, the Food and Drug Administration  has not been evaluated this information. Keep all herbs out of reach of children and pets. Also, special care should be taken by pregnant and/or lactating women when handling herbs. Natures Garden accepts no responsibility (written or implied) for any products you make with our cosmetic herbs and spices. All testing of the final products is the responsibility of the customer.

Oct
23

10 Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap Recipes


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10 Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap Recipes10 Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap Recipes

Have you been looking into a fun, new craft that doesn’t take a lot of time or equipment? How about creating your own soap?  When thinking of making soap, your mind goes to lye and long cure times. Also, most people shy away from the idea of making soap from scratch since it does involve using lye, which can be intimidating to some. However, with melt and pour soap, the lye process has been done for you! What you have with melt and pour soap base is a safe and fun project that anybody can do. This type of craft can even be done with little ones! They can help participate in picking out colors and fragrances, molds and designs. So, if you are looking for some inspiration to help you get started in the soaping world, Natures Garden has 10 cocoa butter melt and pour soap recipes to lead you on!

With Christmas time around the corner, we are sure you are looking for some fun, sweet smelling gifts to give!  With simple instructions, some yummy smells and some very creative touches, these recipes can help you can make gifts for friends and family just in time for the holiday! What better way to say “I love you” than with a homemade present?

10 Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: Is Melt and Pour Really Soap?10 Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: Is Melt and Pour Really Soap?

If you are new to any type of soap making, you may have stumbled upon melt and pour soap bases. However, you may be wondering is melt and pour soap really soap? Of course, it is! Most melt and pour soap bases are unscented and have the capability of being melted and remelted without losing any of its quality!  Another thing, melt and pour soap is actually extremely soothing to the skin, with no harsh chemicals as many store brands contain.

What do I like about melt and pour soap? I can pronounce all the ingredients and I also know what each ingredient’s purpose is. Another factor I like about melt and pour soap? I can create any kind of yummy smelling soap I want! You are only limited by your imagination with what you can do with melt and pour soap!

Today we are going to be showing you 10 of our Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour creations! Each recipe is simple to follow with outstanding results! Your friends and family will be so impressed by your newest, crafty abilities. You are sure to get some attention with some of these fun bath treats.  Also, before you get started on creating any of our recipes, check out our Melt and Pour Soap Information! You can learn about the different types of soap base Nature’s Garden has to offer, the ingredients in melt and pour soap base and a quick lesson in how to work with melt and pour soap!

10 Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: Chocolate Cherry Soap Recipe10 Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: Chocolate Cherry Soap Recipe

Our first melt and pour soap recipe are these yummy looking Chocolate Cherry Soaps! These soaps look and smell good enough to eat! You may have to put out a warning that they aren’t edible! Made with our Cocoa Butter melt and pour soap base, this recipe makes 12 guest soaps that will look adorable sitting on the bathroom counter! This recipe also incorporates some Diamond Clear melt and pour soap that is used for the cherries and the red drizzle. We chose to use real cocoa powder in this recipe, both for some added colorant and natural scent! Plus, our Cherry fragrance oil mixed with the cocoa powder gives a definite scent of chocolate covered cherries!

10 Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: Pistachio Melt and Pour Soap Recipe10 Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: Pistachio Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

Next up we have our Pistachio Melt and Pour soap Recipe. This innovative soap looks just like the pistachio layered dessert that is so popular at potlucks or get-togethers.  This inspiration behind this bath dessert is our Pistachio Pudding Cake fragrance oil that smells of yummy pistachio nuts, almonds and vanilla with a slight floral background! This melt and pour soap is an easy bath treat to make. We created this yummy soap by using cocoa butter melt and pour for the fluffy topping, the graham cracker crust and the white cool whip middle!  We also used Diamond Clear Melt and Pour for the pistachio pudding and to top it off, we sprinkled dried Orange Peel on top to give it a realistic look of crushed pistachios on top! Using our Basic Square-Mold Market Mold, you will get 3 bars of soap with this recipe!

10 Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled Soap Recipe10 Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled Soap Recipe

This next yummy dessert soap will inspire your inner baker for sure! Our Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled soap recipe will give you a whole new perspective on what you can create with melt and pour soap! The secret to getting the soap to roll; vegetable glycerin! Just a bit gives melt and pour soap a flexibility that you won’t believe. Not only will this soap be impressive to look at, but you may want to create the real thing when you are done! What inspired this soapy dessert was our Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle fragrance oil. This fragrance smells of chocolate, sweet raspberries and vanilla! Once the whole soap is set up, you can simply slice the soap into individual slices and wrap to give as gifts!

10 Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: Christmas Bath Cookies Recipe10 Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: Christmas Bath Cookies Recipe

This Christmas Bath Cookies recipe is a unique twist on the bath bomb. The cookie part was created using your usual bath bomb ingredients such as baking soda and citric acid. However, we also included mango butter and cocoa butter to help give your skin some extra softness! Now, most bath bombs don’t have icing on top but ALL Christmas cookies should have icing! This frosting is made using cocoa butter melt and pour soap and whipped soap base! Double luxury! You can top your bath cookie off with some Christmas colored sprinkles to complete the look! Of course, the fragrance oil we chose is our delicious Christmas Cookies fragrance oil. Butter, vanilla and frosting is what your bathroom will smell like! You will get 18 bath cookies with this recipe!

10 Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: Swirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe10 Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: Swirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

Our next recipe may not look like a dessert, however, it smells like a dessert! This Swirled Melt and Pour soap is very easy to create using a simple loaf mold and white, pink and chocolate swirls that give it a marbled look. We chose to color this soap naturally!  Kaolin clay for the white portion and Rose clay for the pink. For the chocolate swirls, we used organic Cocoa powder. This powder is not only a natural colorant, but it will enhance the scent of the Chocolate Covered Strawberries fragrance oil that we used. This recipe creates two pound of soap. You can slice it up and give as individual gifts.

10 Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: Chocolate Dipped Bath Fizzies Recipe10 Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: Chocolate Dipped Bath Fizzies Recipe

This next recipe would be a perfect Valentine’s Day treat to make for somebody you love! They look and smell scrumptious enough to eat, however, I wouldn’t suggest it! These Chocolate Dipped Bath Fizzies will leave your skin feeling soft and hydrated. These fizzies are made with your basic bath bomb ingredients such as baking soda and citric acid, but we also created a “chocolate coating” made of cocoa butter melt and pour soap! Sprinkle some sweet little decorating sprinkles on the top for a final touch and you will have some super cute bath treats to help Valentine’s Day end on a sweet note for whoever you love or even for yourself! You have to love yourself too!  The fragrance oil we chose is our uniquely decadent Chocolate Lovers Type that smells amazingly chocolaty with a background of citrus and vanilla! We also used our Brownie Pops Silicone Soap Mold which makes removing your bath fizzies easy! This recipe will give you 10 fizzies!

10 Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: Vanilla Sugar Scrub Cubes Recipe10 Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: Vanilla Sugar Scrub Cubes Recipe

These little Vanilla sugar scrub cubes look sweet enough to dissolve on your tongue, but they work better in the bathtub! Simple and quick to create, this recipe makes 24 sugar scrub squares that will leave your skin soft and supple. We made these skin treats with Grapeseed, Apricot Kernel, Sesame Seed Oil, cocoa butter melt and pour soap, plus some Vanilla Powder!  These little sugar cubes are perfect for scrubbing away dry skin and they will you smelling yummy! Our fragrance oil is the popular NG Warm Vanilla & Sugar! This is a warm vanilla fragrance with deep musky undertones. Once they are ready to use, store them in a glass jar! You will get 24 little scrubs using Brownie Bites silicone soap mold!

10 Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: Beetroot Facial Soap Recipe10 Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: Beetroot Facial Soap Recipe

Beet root is amazing for the skin! This pretty pink powder is known for its high levels of nutrients such as beta carotene, vitamin B5, vitamin B1, vitamin C. It is a perfect addition to any face soap! As a side note,  the pink color that beet root gives to our cocoa butter melt and pour soap base will eventually oxidize and turn a brownish color. That is why we have incorporated some citric acid and some Tomato Red FUN soap colorant to help keep this Beetroot Facial Soap looking pretty in pink for quite a while! This recipe makes 2 6 oz. facial bars. This soap would be a wonderful addition to a spa gift basket using some of our other recipes that have been created using beet root powder! We have an Emulsified Beet Sugar Scrub, a Black Cherry Bomb bath bomb and even some Rose Violet Bath Melts that would make perfect gift basket goodies!

 

10 Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: Macaroon Melt and Pour Soap Recipe10 Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: Macaroon Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

These Macaroon melt and pour soaps look adorable in their bright, neon colors! Kids will love these little soaps at bath time and it’s a perfect way to get them into the bath tub! The “outside” of the cookies are made with our cocoa butter melt and pour soap. The “creamy filling” is actually our whipped soap base! This recipe makes 6 soaps that smell of our Almond Macaroon fragrance oil. The scent of orange, coconut, almond and vanilla will have the little ones smelling sweet and clean for bedtime!

 

10 Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: Soap Frosting Recipe10 Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: Soap Frosting Recipe

Anytime you need a quick topping to any of your soap desserts, whether they are melt and pour soaps or cold process soaps, our Soap Frosting Recipe is a perfect go-to topping! It’s quick and easy to make! Simply whip together our whipped soap base with melted cocoa butter melt and pour soap and there you go! It will come out light and fluffy, just like the real thing!  While our recipe uses our Buttercream fragrance oil, you can scent yours to match your bath dessert. You can also add any colorant that you desire to make your soap pop with color! One more thing!  If your fragrance oil is known to turn soap brown in color, you can add some Vanilla White color stabilizer to help keep the color true. This recipe will make enough frosting to top 8 large soap cupcakes!

10 Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: More Cocoa Butter Ideas

We hope you enjoyed these 10 cocoa butter melt and pour soap recipes! Whether you are a newbie looking to create some fun gifts for friends and family, or a seasoned soaper who is just looking for some inspiration, Nature’s Garden has you covered! Natures Garden also carries a golden natural cocoa butter and a deodorized cocoa butter.  You can incorporate cocoa butter into recipes like lip balm and cold process soap.  It really is a versatile cosmetic ingredient. Nature’s Garden also offers soap classes to help you familiarize yourself with all the ingredients that we use in our recipes.  While Natures Garden sells cocoa butter for cosmetic use only, food grade cocoa butter can even be used in baking. Here is an example, a vegan chocolate recipe.

Have you made some cool new projects using any Nature’s Garden products lately? We would love to see them! In fact, we love to see and hear from any or all of our customers! You can find us on our Facebook page, Twitter (@ngscents) or on Instagram (@ngscents). Show us (and all of our followers) what you have been creating! We will also share it for others to see too!