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Mar
02

9 Ways to Use Lanolin


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99 Ways to Use Lanolin Ways to Use Lanolin

Lanolin is one of those products that you don’t think about, but it is in probably some of the most popular skin care products around. It can also be found in cosmetics, first-aid salves and believe it or not in some industrial grade products such as lubricants and rust-proof coatings.

What’s amazing about this stuff is that it is all natural! It is an oil that comes from the wool of sheep and is nature’s “raincoat” for the animals. Lanolin protects them from all the elements around them; from the dampness of rain and snow to the drying effects of the sun. One of the things that I like about lanolin is that even though it is naturally derived from the wool of sheep, it in no way harms them! It is done cruelty-free! In today’s world of animal’s rights that is a pretty important factor!

Lanolin has the amazing ability to hold up to 400 times its weight in water which means, not only is it a super-moisturizer, but it locks that moisture in and will give you baby soft, supple skin.  Lanolin easily absorbs into the skin, but keep in mind, a little goes a long way!  We have below 9 recipes that incorporate Lanolin in the pure form that is an amazing ingredient to blend into lotions or balms, and Lanolin Oil USP Liquid which is less viscous and is wonderful for soaps and shampoos. We at Nature’s Garden hope you enjoy creating some of these for your family, friends, clients or customers! So here you are, 9 ways to use Lanolin in your creations.

 

99 ways to Use Lanolin Beard Balm Recipe ways to Use Lanolin Beard Balm Recipe

Our first recipe is the perfect balm for your men’s line of bath and body products. Beards and mustaches are incredibly popular among guys today. In many cases, you see more hair on their face than on their head, which may mean something, and I haven’t been able to figure it out yet. At any rate, I do have an idea that their beards can get as unruly head of hair! Beard Balm is a perfect way to tame that facial hair!  With skin healthy oils and butters such as, jojoba oil, olive oil and shea butter and lanolin, their skin will be soft and moisturized as well as their beards and mustaches. Then, add in some Cedarwood Virginia Essential Oil for that woodsy, masculine scent and you will have yourself a best seller among your clients with facial hair!

 

99 Ways to Use Lanolin Beard Soap Recipe Ways to Use Lanolin Beard Soap Recipe

The first step to having a good beard is to have a good soap. After all, beard is hair and the first step to having good hair is to have a good shampoo, right?

Our Beard Soap recipe is a good start to beard maintenance. It’s a hot process soap that uses liquid lanolin USP which has the same benefits as the lanolin that comes in the more solid form. You also have the nourishing oils and butters of jojoba, sweet almond, and cocoa butter, to just name a few. Your beard will feel soft and moisturized. Not only does this beard soap clean without stripping but it hydrates your beard, and it will do the same to your skin beneath. We used our Gurjun Balsam Essential Oil for a soft, aromatic fragrance that smells woodsy with a tiny bit of sweetness.

 

99 Ways to Use Lanolin Hydrating Hand Stick Recipe Ways to Use Lanolin Hydrating Hand Stick Recipe

Here’s a “handy” way to keep your hands moisturized and protected without the mess of carrying around a bottle of lotion. Our Hydrating Hand Stick is perfect for keeping in your purse, pocket, or even your kids’ backpacks! With skin happy ingredients like shea butter, olive oil and lanolin oil USP liquid, you can be sure your hands will always be shielded from the bitter winter elements. They will stay soft and hydrated and since the ingredients are easily absorbed into your skin you will not have that greasy feeling some hand lotions leave behind. We’ve chosen our Nectarine & Mint fragrance Oil that has a citrus scent with a light touch of mint. A perfect scent that does not become too overpowering.

 

99 Ways to Use Lanolin Cold Process Shaving Soap Recipe Ways to Use Lanolin Cold Process Shaving Soap Recipe

You would be surprised at how popular shaving soap really is. In all honesty, using shampoo on your beard is a big no-no! Shampoo is designed to strip all the oils and dirt from the hair.  That is all fine and good for your hair, but it’s not so fine and good for your beard. A dry beard is an itchy beard. You will want your beard moisturized and soft, with all those important skin oils still intact!

Our Cold Process Shaving Soap is the perfect gentle wash to keep your beard happy and healthy looking. We’ve used shea butter, apricot kernel oil and lanolin Oil USP liquid to help keep your beard hydrated and soft. Bentonite clay, which is not just for facial masks, gives this soap a nice glide to the lather and helps if you have oily skin. We’ve chosen our Black Ops fragrance oil that smells like the popular men’s cologne. It has a nice masculine scent of citrus followed by a nice woodsy undertone.

 

99 Ways to Use Lanolin Pooch Smooch Solid Shampoo Bar Recipe Ways to Use Lanolin Pooch Smooch Solid Shampoo Bar Recipe

Washing your dog can be such a hassle sometimes. If your dog doesn’t like bath time and you have a large puppy dog, it can start out looking like something out of a wrestling match!

Our Pooch Smooch Solid Shampoo Bar recipe won’t make getting Fido into the tub easier, but it will make the process of soaping them up a little less crazy! With these shampoo bars shaped like cute doggy bones, this is a gentle and easy soap recipe that uses our Oatmeal melt and pour soap, some skin beneficial Vitamin E and Lanolin Oil USP liquid. Your furry friend’s skin and fur will be moisturized, soft and have a nice, clean feel to their fur. Our Pooch Smooch fragrance oil that inspired this recipe has a light scent of melons and cucumbers. How cute would these look in your line of doggy care products? I say they would look adorable!

 

99 Ways to Use Lanolin Rejuvenating Foot Balm Recipe Ways to Use Lanolin Rejuvenating Foot Balm Recipe

Feet have it hard, wouldn’t you agree? You stand on them, walk on them, run on them, stick them into heels, tennis shoes, flip-flops. Or you just go barefoot! This happens to be one of my favorite things to do in the summertime! They support you all day, every day. Give your feet a much needed treat!

Give this Rejuvenating Foot Balm a try for those tired dogs! With shea butter, olive oil and lanolin oil USP liquid, it will give your feet some moisturizing protection.  You will have soft, smooth skin that will thank you for giving them a lift. We made it even better by adding essential oils that will help perk up your feet, and your nose too! We’ve chosen Peppermint (Redistilled), Tea Tree Australian, and Eucalyptus Globulus essential oils which are awesome for relaxing your body, soothe sore muscles and help heal skin conditions. After a long day, no matter what it is you do, give this foot balm a try!

 

9 ways to Use Lanolin Foaming Body Scrub for Men Recipe9 ways to Use Lanolin Foaming Body Scrub for Men Recipe

This eye-catching Foaming Body Scrub for Men would make a wonderful addition to your men’s line of handcrafted bath and body products. You could even just give this body scrub to any man in your life as a gift. This foaming body scrub has some amazing skin-loving ingredients such as shea butter, coconut oil and of course lanolin oil USP to help lock in that moisture and keep the skin soft and hydrated. We have also used activated charcoal powder to help detoxify those skin pores and slough away dead skin cells! Your man’s skin will look healthy and vibrant after their shower. Our fragrance oil of Black Tuxedo will leave them smelling of wood, leather and musk. A very sexy scent that will make your nose happy!

 

9 Ways to Use Lanolin Strawberries and Champagne Cold Process Soap Recipe9 Ways to Use Lanolin Strawberries and Champagne Cold Process Soap Recipe

How adorable would this soap look displayed for your customers to see! It is a truly creative way to start the new year off right or to enhance your Valentine’s Day collection!

Creating a simple cold process soap with shea butter, mango butter, sweet almond oil and lanolin, just to name a few of the ingredients, you are sure to create a skin happy soap to keep that skin soft, smooth and hydrated!

To top off your Strawberries and Champagne Cold Process Soap, you will whip up some of your soap batter to give it the look of champagne foam! The champagne bottles and strawberry embeds that are the “strawberry on top” and are simple to create with our diamond clear melt and pour soap! Of course, our fragrance of choice is Strawberries and Champagne fragrance oil. An effervescent scent of champagne and the sweet tang of strawberries!

There you have it folks, 9 ways to use lanolin in some pretty easy recipes for bath and body! Lanolin is such an amazing and inexpensive addition to soaps, scrubs, and balms! Your skin will thank you for taking such good care of it! We here, at Nature’s Garden, hope to have inspired you to create some new ideas for your customers, clients or even family members.

 

May
26

Beard Balm Recipe


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Beard Balm RecipeBeard Balm Recipe

Of course, everyone wants to get their dad a gift that he will truly use and enjoy! To solve this issue, we have created a recipe that he could use every day. Truly, there is no better Fathers Day Gift than a homemade Beard Balm Recipe! This Natures Garden creation uses a perfect blend of oils that are each picked specifically because they are wonderful for facial hair. Each oil has slightly different benefits that it brings to this product, which together creates a beard balm that is perfect for all kinds of beards.

Not only will this balm nourishes the facial hair that you currently have, but this craft will promote healthy growth to protect the beard you will have, as well. Whether the dads in your life like a close shave or let it grow wild, everyone can benefit from a little beard balm that nourishes and cares for the facial hair as well as the skin beneath. So, show your dad that you care by giving him a great product that he will enjoy and can use to truly care for his beard.

Beard Balm Recipe Interesting Facts About Beards

Throughout time the general opinions and beliefs about a man’s beard changed so much. Some have viewed this facial hair as useless or even a burden, while others have found beards to be a sign of social status, power, and wisdom. While many of these beliefs belong to cultures that have been long over, it is very interesting to know the differing opinions, regardless. So, I want to share a few of the most interesting opinions of beards that have been held over time. Also, those that are interested and would like to see more super cool facts about beards can check out the  “50 Beard Facts – What Science And History Has To Say About Beards” article. Hope you as much fun as we have with these facts as we have!

Beard Balm Recipe Facts About Beards Throughout Time

Over time, there have been quite a few cultures that have found beards to display dignity, power, and wisdom. Many ancient philosophers have linked beards to the soul and to their wisdom. In ancient Egypt, upper-class males would dye their beards gold to display power and wealth. Also, kings were known to add three beard hairs to a wax seal to provide authenticity. Otto the Great would swear on his beard over anything serious. Further, men in the middle ages saw touching another man’s beard to be very disrespectful, which would result in a duel.

While many found beards to be important, other influential people throughout time have found a beard to be more negative. At one point a leader named Peter the Great found beards to be useless and would tax anyone that wished to grow one. Another man, Alexander the Great, viewed beards as a hindrance as they could be grabbed during hand to hand combat. Further, beards have been prohibited in the US military around the World War I area.

More recently, studies have been done that found that beards can be related to attractiveness. In fact, a 2012 study looked at male attractiveness and found that women viewed men with beards as more aggressive, older, and better off than a clean shaven man. Not only are beards considered to be attractive, but they block a lot of the harmful UV light rays produced by the sun and can filter things like pollen or dust out of the air you breathe. Sounds to me like beards are pretty useful after all!

Beard Balm Recipe Ingredients Available at Natures Garden

Jojoba Oil
Sweet Almond Oil
Olive Oil Pomace
Lanolin Oil USP
Sesame Oil
Cocoa Butter Golden Natural
Shea Butter
White Beeswax
Cedarwood Virginiana Essential
Pure Vitamin E Oil (Tocopherol T-50)
Flat Round Tin with Lid 4 oz.

Beard Balm Recipe Other Ingredients and Equipment

Silicone Mixing Spoon
A Large Mixing Bowl
Gram Scale
A Small Mixing Bowl
Two Differently Sized Pots (One that is Smaller and One that is Larger)

Beard Balm Recipe Weights of Ingredients

102 grams of the White Beeswax
27 grams of the Olive Oil Pomace
57 grams of the Sweet Almond Oil
27 grams of the Jojoba Oil
57 grams of the Sesame Seed Oil
84 grams of the Shea Butter
27 grams of the Cocoa Butter Golden Natural
4 grams of the Cedarwood Virginiana Essential
10 grams of the Lanolin Oil
4 grams of the Pure Vitamin E Oil (Tocopherol T-50)

Beard Balm Recipe Clean and Sanitize

Before you begin, make sure that your instruments and work space are both ready to go. First, tidy up your work area and make sure you have enough room to complete this craft. Also, clear off at least one burner of your stove top. This will help to make sure that nothing falls over during this process and that you have plenty of work space. Second, sanitize all of the equipment you will need for this beard balm recipe. Not only will having everything nearby and ready make this craft quicker, but cleaning your equipment prevents you from contaminating your beard balm during the process. Plus, any debris that gets into your balm would go right into a respectable beard and nobody wants that. So, act responsibly and be prepared by sanitizing everything before you work.

Beard Balm Recipe Creating the Double Boiler

Also, you will want to be able to create a double boiler for this recipe. Since many kinds of oils can be easily scorched under high heat, a double boiler is very important to protect these essential ingredients. The boiling water used in this device will maintain a more consistent heat that is not too much for your oils, but will be hot enough to melt your wax and butters. So, you can melt everything you need to without the risk of burning the ingredients.

If you are unsure of what we mean by double boiler, we will explain exactly how to create this heating device.

So, take your two differently sized pots. The larger pot will be directly on the stove top, while the smaller one will be placed inside of the larger pot. Now, take your larger pot and add about an inch or two of water. In order to be sure we have the right amount of water, you should place the small pot inside the water of the large pot. Check the water level high enough that it is touching the bottom of the small pot. However, if the water is high enough that it could potentially boil over into the small pot, reduce the amount of water. You will not want any water to get into your oils. Then, the smaller pot will hold your ingredients for melting. Now you are ready to heat on the stove.

Beard Balm Recipe Amazing Benefits of the Oils and Butters We Used in this Recipe

These amazing beard oils include; Sweet Almond Oil, Lanolin Oil, Shea Butter, Jojoba Oil, and Olive Oil Pomace. First, we used Shea Butter as it has a plethora of great properties for your facial hair. Not only does this butter help repair damaged hair and soften your beard, but it can be used to quench the skin below. Thus, shea butter reduces beard dandruff and reduces itchiness of your beard skin. Next, we used Jojoba Oil to further qualm dry skin. Since this oil is very similar to the natural oils that face skin produces on its own, it is perfect for moisturizing the skin on your face.

Also, Olive Oil Pomace helps repair the hair follicles and will leave your hair with a nice, clean shine.  Further, Sweet Almond Oil was added to calm agitated or ingrown hairs as it will improve circulation to the areas. Lastly, Lanolin was used to protect your beard skin from dryness or burns. Altogether these oils create a balm that could improve even the most scraggly beard.

Beard Balm Recipe Melting Your Butters and OilsBeard Balm Recipe Melting Your Necessary Butters and Oils

First, you are going to be preparing the oils and butters needed to for the Beard Balm recipe. So, weigh out 102 grams of the White Beeswax, 10 grams of the Lanolin, 27 grams of the Olive Oil Pomace, 57 grams of the Sweet Almond Oil, 27 grams of the Cocoa Butter Golden Natural, 84 grams of the Shea Butter, 27 grams of the Jojoba Oil, and 57 grams of the Sesame Seed Oil into one of your medium sized mixing bowls. Then, transfer these facial hair nourishing ingredients to the smaller pot of your double boiler. Also, be sure to mix these melting ingredients occasionally as they melt to make sure they melt without burning.

Beard Balm Recipe Adding the Vitamin E and Essential OilsBeard Balm Recipe Adding the Vitamin E and Essential Oils to the Mixture

Now, we are going to be adding a few more ingredients to the mixture of melted butters and oils. Take your smaller sized bowl and tare this bowl’s weight from the scale. Now, weigh 4 grams of the Pure Vitamin E Oil and 4 grams of the Cedarwood Virginiana Essential into this smaller bowl.

Next, you will be adding this mixture to the melted oils and butters. After your ingredients in the double boiler have entirely melted, transfer them back into the medium sized mixing bowl. Finally, add the Vitamin E Oil and Essential Oil mixture to the mixing bowl and stir everything together well. Evenly mix everything together to make sure that it all has been incorporated.

Beard Balm Recipe Pouring the Balm into the Tins Beard Balm Recipe Pouring the Balm into the Beard Balm Tins

Now, you are ready to package your product. So, pour the finished beard balm mixture into your round 4 oz. tins. Be slow as you pour your mixture into their containers. While you want to move quick enough to pour everything before the mixture sets up in the bowl, you want to attempt to prevent air bubbles. Pour slow enough that no air bubbles get trapped under the surface, but don’t take all day. Also, after you have filled your tins, very gently tap them on the top of your countertop to remove any air bubbles that may have gotten trapped. Doing this makes sure that all of your beard balm fits in the tins and that you don’t end up with unsightly air pockets. So, it prevents wasting any seemingly extra beard balm that won’t fit in the tins.

Beard Balm Recipe Finishing Up and Ready to UseBeard Balm Recipe Finishing Up the Balm

Finally, your beard balm is so close to being finished! In fact, these tins of balm will be ready to use right after it sets up. Simply let your mixture cool and harden in the tins. You really don’t have to do anything for this part. Just make sure that the beard balm has entirely set up before you move the tins or attempt to use the finished product. If you don’t wait long enough before moving it, the beard balm may spill out or it may not setup evenly. While the balm will be perfectly fine to use, the product will not look as nice for gifting if you make them too early. However, once it has entirely set up your beard balm is ready for you to use right away!

Beard Balm Recipe Using Your Completed Beard Balm

Further, those that are unsure of how to apply Beard Balm can get some simple tips on usage right here! Once you know what you’re doing, application is very simple! First, wash your beard with soap and dry it off completely to make sure the oils will be able to act properly with the hair. Then, use your fingers to scoop out a bit of your beard balm and rub it between your hands. Now, run your hands through your beard. Make sure to rub the balm into the skin below your beard as well, because the balm is great for your facial hair all the way down to the root. Plus, using this balm on stubble or where your facial hair will grow can still promote healthy growth. So, we hope that you enjoy this beard care product and that your facial hair looks better than ever!