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Aug
03

What are Cosmetic Waxes?


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What are Cosmetic Waxes?What are Cosmetic Waxes?

If you have been asking “What are Cosmetic Waxes?”, then this is the perfect cosmetic blog for you! Simply, cosmetic waxes are wholesale natural cosmetic ingredients that you can use to create fantastic bath and body recipes. However, there are a few different options with slightly different properties. Adding any of these cosmetic ingredients to your homemade bath and body recipes will provide your products with some great properties. These cosmetic waxes are useful for improving the consistency and integrity of your products. Often, our customers will use these ingredients to harden a more solid recipe or thicken a lotion recipe. While these particular waxes aren’t able to emulsify, they can be useful for supporting the emulsifier in holding everything together.  However, we will briefly talk about emulsifying waxes later in this article.

So, using cosmetic waxes can really improve the quality of your products, especially for lip balm recipes or lotion recipes. If you are interested in using some of these cosmetic ingredients, then we have a variety of our own formulated cosmetic recipes that you can create with these quality waxes. Of course, you can use Natures Garden cosmetic waxes in your own recipes as well.

What are Cosmetic Waxes?: Rice Bran WaxWhat are Cosmetic Waxes?: Rice Bran Wax

One cosmetic wax that you can use in your homemade cosmetic recipes is our Rice Bran Wax. This wonderful ingredient is a pale yellow colored wax that is extracted from rice bran oil. This waxy substance is naturally rendered through batch chromatography technology to achieve the light yellow color. So, you will find that this product is a superior quality compared to others that are solvent extracted. Further, this light color is useful to allow you prevent discoloration in your products.

You can use this cosmetic wax to add some integrity to your various bath and body recipes. Plus, this wholesale wax has a lovely, non-sticky feeling that you will enjoy in your various cosmetic products wholesale. You can use this cosmetic wax to create all kinds of recipes, like lipstick, lip balm, make up, mascara, or even sun care products. Plus, this bath and body ingredient is often used in oil based products or in emulsions. Although the wax is not able to emulsify your recipe, it has shown to be useful for helping to stabilize your emulsions.

What are Cosmetic Waxes?: Using Rice Bran WaxWhat are Cosmetic Waxes?: Using Rice Bran Wax

While you can use this natural wax to create room scenting recipes, there are many cosmetic uses for this bath and body ingredient, too. One way that you can use this wholesale cosmetic wax is to create our Lip Balm Recipe Without Beeswax recipe. Adding this recipe to your lip care recipe is perfect for creating a lip balm that is moisturizing yet sturdy. So, your lip balm products with this wax will have a fantastic glide and be able to retain its integrity.

What are Cosmetic Waxes?: Sunflower WaxWhat are Cosmetic Waxes?: Sunflower Wax

The next wholesale cosmetic wax can be created by removing the wax from sunflower oil. This wonderful wax, Sunflower Wax, can be used to create all kinds of bath and body recipes, like lip stick, mascara, lip balms, and other cosmetics. Our wholesale wax is a granulated solid that has a light color and a low odor. You can add this lovely wholesale wax to your bath and body products to regulate the consistency of lip balms and add some integrity to your bath and body recipes. Plus, this cosmetic wax can be useful for improving the texture and glide of the final product. However, this isn’t the only way that you can use this cosmetic ingredient. Since this wax has a high melting point, you can add these  granulated wax crystals to your recipes whole to create a natural exfoliant.

What are Cosmetic Waxes?: Using Sunflower WaxWhat are Cosmetic Waxes?: Using Sunflower Wax

One cosmetic recipe that you can create with Sunflower Wax is the delicious Mango Madness Lip Balm Recipe. This smooth, nourishing lip balm recipe uses lip loving oils and butters that will protect your lips. Further, the cosmetic wax is included to make sure the lip balm remains stable and not too soft. Not only does this wax help your lip care products maintain integrity, but it can be useful for making it easier to use the lip balm tubes, as some recipes may stick to the tube.

What are Cosmetic Waxes?: Candelila WaxWhat are Cosmetic Waxes?: Candelilla Wax

Next, we have a wonderful wax for your homemade creations, which is Candelilla Wax. This cosmetic ingredient is extracted from the candelilla shrub, which is most commonly found in Mexico, North Central Plateau, and Southeastern Texas. These plant extracts are boiled until the wax separates from the rest of the plant material. This is possible because water based and oil based materials will separate from one another. Then, the wax is skimmed away from the rest of the plant material. After, this collected wax will be filtered and bleached until it reaches a pale yellow color.

This wax is another create choice that you can use in your homemade bath and body recipes. The cosmetic wax will provide your products with more of a glossy appearance and is water repellent, which can keep moisture from escaping your lips and skin. Also, this cosmetic ingredient is useful for helping provide a firm, or thick consistency, with a higher melt point. So, you can use this fantastic cosmetic ingredient to create sun screen, lip stick, lip gloss, emulsions, and lubricants

What are Cosmetic Waxes?: Using Candelila WaxWhat are Cosmetic Waxes?: Using Candelilla Wax

You can use cosmetics supplies, like the Candelilla wax, to create various cosmetic recipes, like our lovely Green Apple Lip Balm Recipe. Further, this wax is often a perfect substitute for beeswax in lip care recipes. So, anyone avoiding animal products may enjoy the Vegan Lip Butter Recipe as well as the Vegan Silky Lip Balm Recipe. Both of these lip balm recipes are just as good as those that include beeswax, but they use plant based sources instead of bees wax.

What are Cosmetic Waxes?: Beeswax White PastillesWhat are Cosmetic Waxes?: Beeswax White Pastilles

Plus, you can use Beeswax White Pastilles to create some fantastic bath and body wholesale recipes. This cosmetic wax is created by bees and beekeepers can harvest some of the wax from the bee hives. This natural wax can range in color from a clear- white color to a light golden yellow or even brown color. However, our white beeswax pastilles are purified and naturally bleached by the sun. So, you won’t find any color variation. Although our product is bleached, we didn’t use chemicals, as the wax was exposed to air and sunlight for a period of time to provide the desired effect.

This wholesale wax can be used to make all kinds of cosmetic recipes, whether it be homemade candles or natural cosmetics. The beeswax wholesale is a well loved additive to many bath and body recipes. Also, beeswax can help to protect and soften the skin. Further, this cosmetic wax is often included in lip care products, as it can promote healing and help prevent you from getting chapped lips! So, there is a lot of benefits for adding bees wax to your bath and body recipes. If you want to learn more about bees wax is used and naturally made, then check out our Beeswax Class!

What are Cosmetic Waxes?: Using Beeswax White PastillesWhat are Cosmetic Waxes?: Using Beeswax White Pastilles

There are all sorts of bath and body recipes that have beeswax included. This cosmetic wax is a quality ingredient that is perfect for adding some structure of thickness to a recipe. First, we included this cosmetic recipe in the Pink Lemonade Scrub RecipeAlso, you can make beeswax body lotion that is very skin loving, like the Rejuvenating Foot Balm RecipeFurther, this cosmetic ingredient is used to create the scrumptious Chocolate Covered Strawberries Lip Balm Recipe, and the lovely Kahlua and Cream Lip Balm Recipe, as it strengthens the lip balm and makes it easier to use. If you want to check out even more of the many bath and body recipes that use beeswax, then check the recipe tab on the Beeswax White Pastilles page!

What are Cosmetic Waxes?: NG 100% Soy WaxWhat are Cosmetic Waxes?: NG 100% Soy Wax

Lastly, you can use NG 100% Soy Wax to create some fantastic cosmetic recipes. Our wholesale soy wax flakes are pure soy wax that are extracted naturally from the plant. This wonderful wholesale ingredient can be used cosmetically or to create quality homemade candles. This wax can be used cosmetically because it is pure 415 soy wax with no preservatives and no additives. If you want to use this all natural soy wax to create cosmetic recipes, then there are many options for what you can create. This kosher soy wax is perfect for making lip balms, lotions, and all kinds of other cosmetic recipes. In fact, you can even create your very own soy wax massage candles.

What are Cosmetic Waxes?: Using NG 100% Soy WaxWhat are Cosmetic Waxes?: Using NG 100% Soy Wax

Although this cosmetic wax can be used with your candle making supplies, soy wax can be used to create various bath and body recipes, too. In fact, you can make 100 soy wax candles that are safe enough to use on the skin. So, one recipe that we have formulated with this cosmetic ingredient is the Massage Candle Recipe. Plus, you can use a scented soy wax to create skin loving, homemade lotion recipes. Also, you can use lip balm flavorings to create lip care products that are great for the skin and taste scrumptious.

Although you can use our pure soy wax to create cosmetic recipes, it is our recommendation that you only use pure soy wax to create body safe cosmetic recipes. The additives or preservatives in other soy waxes may not be body safe, so we suggest sticking with the pure soy wax that is guaranteed to just be soy wax without any random additives.

What are Cosmetic Waxes?: Emulsifying Waxes for Cosmetics

Another great cosmetic wax that you can use to create fantastic recipes is emulsifying wax. This ingredient is crucial for recipes that use both oil and water based ingredients. Otherwise, your ingredients will separate overtime. So, you will want to include this ingredient in recipes, like homemade lotions, conditioners, and scrubs. We at Natures Garden have a few different types of emulsifying wax that you can use to homogenize your products, which are BTMS 25 Emulsifier, Traditional Emulsifying Wax NF, and Silky Emulsifying WaxIf you want to learn a bit more about the qualities of these different waxes and a few other options, then be sure to check out our Types of Emulsifying Wax blog. This is a perfect blog to learn about the different options for emulsifying wax to create perfectly tailored recipes.

What are Cosmetic Waxes?: Different Beeswax Uses in the Home

Of course, cosmetic waxes, like our Beeswax White Pastilles, can be useful for creating amazing  bath and body recipes. However, there are even more creative uses that you can take advantage of to help in daily life. One specific cosmetic wax that people have found many uses for is beeswax. You can use this cosmetic wax to create a variety diy solutions, like homemade crayons, diy cling wrap, itch relief, and so much more! If you enjoy easy home diy for around the house, then you should check out 17 Cool and Unusual Uses for Beeswax from Naturally Loriel as there are many ideas that are pure genius!

What are Cosmetic Waxes?: Reach Out to UsWhat are Cosmetic Waxes?: Reach Out to Us

We hope that you learned a bit about our various cosmetic waxes that you can use to make amazing bath and body products. Anyone that has more questions about these cosmetic making supplies, should feel free to reach out to us with any questions. You can talk to us in the store, on the phone, or on our social media pages. You can reach out to us on our Facebook page. Also, you can use our handle @ngscents to find us on either Instagram or Twitter. Further, you can use this platform to share your own favorite creations that include any of these cosmetic waxes. We hope to hear from you soon!

Jun
13

Fragrance Oils for Independence Day


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Fragrance Oils for Independence DayFragrance Oils for Independence Day

We at Natures Garden have the perfect fragrance oils for Independence Day! Of course, we have some truly patriotic scents that are all in celebration of this fine country. Not only do we have traditional American scents, but we have scented oils that were formulated to match the political parties. So, we thought about some of the important overall traits for the Democrats, the Republicans, and the Independents. Then, we ask our perfumist to translate these characteristics into real scents. So, we believe that these political scents are perfect for celebrating how far our country has come and looking forward to will happen next.

Fragrance Oils for Independence Day: Hot Baked Apple Pie Fragrance OilFragrance Oils for Independence Day: Hot Baked Apple Pie Fragrance Oil

Of course, a list of patriotic fragrance oils wouldn’t be perfect without the aroma of a freshly baked apple pie! Our Hot Baked Apple Pie Fragrance Oil is a scrumptious scent that is delicious and true. The scent starts with notes of freshly sliced granny smith apples. This juicy scent is then smothered in butter, cream, and cinnamon. Finally, the aroma finished with the scent of a baked pie crust that is fresh from the oven. Such a delicious and iconic aroma for the 4th of July that is perfect for creating an apple pie scented candle.

Fragrance Oils for Independence Day: Boston Tea Party Fragrance OilFragrance Oils for Independence Day: Boston Tea Party Fragrance Oil

It’s important to remember where you came from and how you got there. On December 16, 1773, colonists began throwing shipments of tea into the Boston Harbor to protest the British Government for taxation without representation. This led to the American Revolution and ultimately our independence from Great Britain. So, we decided to create the Boston Tea Party Fragrance Oil to remind us of the important history that led to Independence Day. This wonderful scent starts with freshly brewed tea leaves and juicy lemon. Then, the scent has middle notes of rose hips, chai spice, and jasmine. Finally, the scent finishes with notes of refreshing musk.

Fragrance Oils for Independence Day: Watermelon Fragrance OilFragrance Oils for Independence Day: Watermelon Fragrance Oil

Another fantastic fragrance for the upcoming festivities for the Fourth of July is our Watermelon Fragrance Oil. This juicy fruit aroma is beloved by many and for good reason! The fruit is a tasty treat that is sweet relief from summer heat, as it is just so delicious and refreshing. So, this scent would be a great aroma for your summer line. Our watermelon inspired scent has a light blend of fruity melon, peach, and strawberry along with a touch of vanilla fragrance that really enhance the true scent.

Fragrance Oils for Independence Day: Watermelon Emulsified Sugar Scrub RecipeFragrance Oils for Independence Day: Watermelon Emulsified Sugar Scrub Recipe

Also, we included this fragrance oil in our Watermelon Emulsified Sugar Scrub Recipe, which uses natural colors to create a scrub that looks just like a watermelon! Plus, this recipe is full of oils that are perfect for moisturizing your skin. This is such a wonderful scrub recipe for summertime skin care!

Fragrance Oils for Independence Day: Pink Watermelon Fragrance OilFragrance Oils for Independence Day: Pink Watermelon Fragrance Oil

If you like the watermelon scented oil and are looking for something a bit more feminine, then this scent is perfect for you! Our Pink Watermelon Fragrance Oil has the aroma of a freshly cut watermelon with a unique, feminine twist. The scent begins with scrumptious fruity notes of strawberry and watermelon. These notes are followed by scents of jasmine, rose, and green notes. This is all sitting on base notes of cassis, oakmoss, white woods, and vanilla that perfectly complete this complex aroma. This scented oil is a perfect blend of refreshing fruit and gorgeous florals that create a wonderfully feminine fragrance for summer.

Fragrance Oils for Independence Day: Pink Watermelon Fragrance OilFragrance Oils for Independence Day: Pink Watermelon Fragrance Oil

Also, we included this gorgeous aroma in our homemade Watermelon Soap Recipe. This scented soap recipe uses melt and pour soap base to create soaps that look just like slices of watermelon!

Fragrance Oils for Independence Day: Independent Fragrance OilFragrance Oils for Independence Day: Independent Fragrance Oil

We believe that the aroma of our Independent Fragrance Oil truly captures the essence of Independent voters in America. These are people that are for free-thinking and are definitely self-reliant individuals that have a desire to preserve the quality of our environment. Provided with these characteristics, our perfumist created a marvelous aroma that unique and refreshing. This scent begins with crisp citrus notes of fresh orange, lime, and lemon. Then, middle notes of tulip and daffodil give a refreshing breath of flowers to the scent. This is followed with a base of musky notes that perfectly round out the notes in this original fragrance oil by Natures Garden.

Fragrance Oils for Independence Day: Republican Fragrance OilFragrance Oils for Independence Day: Republican Fragrance Oil

Next, we used some similar personality traits of Republicans to capture the essence of these Americans in our Republican Fragrance Oil. We can see that this party stands for strong, conservative values, a deep love of this country, and a healthy family unit. So, we asked our perfumist to create a scent based on these traits and they provided us with a gorgeous and down-to-earth aroma, This scent starts with well-grounded, earthy tones of bright citrus top notes of tangerine, grapefruit, lemon, and orange. Then, the scent indulges in lovely notes of lily of the valley, rose, and apple blossoms. Finally, the scent uses the aromas of fresh sage and McIntosh apple to create an unforgettable fragrance that is strong and grounded.

Fragrance Oils for Independence Day: Democrat Fragrance OilFragrance Oils for Independence Day: Democrat Fragrance Oil

Also, we have the perfect scent for the Democratic party. Our Democrat Fragrance Oil is based on some of the traits of the American people that make up this political party. So, this fragrance oil is based on individuals that have a free spirit. They have a general love for mankind as well as the environment, as there is a desire to conserve and protect. These traits were brought to our perfumist to create an exciting and unique fragrance oil. This aroma has uplifting top notes of grapefruit, tangerine, orange that flow perfectly into the middle aroma of persimmon. Finally, the scent is rounded out with refreshing scents of clover, ivy, and aloe that create an enlightened aroma that is attuned to both the senses and nature.

Fragrance Oils for Independence Day: Democratic Candle RecipeFragrance Oils for Independence Day: Democratic Candle Recipe

We’ve been inspired by the upstanding aroma of the Democratic Fragrance Oil to create a patriotic scented candle. So, we used this aroma in the Democratic Candle Recipe. Further, we used pillar of bliss wax to create patriotic red and white stripes and beeswax to create a lovely wax embed star.

Fragrance Oils for Independence Day: Madam President Fragrance OilFragrance Oils for Independence Day: Madam President Fragrance Oil

Amazing things can begin to grow out of positive thinking, so we at Natures Garden have decided to envision what they expect our first female president to be. Then, they captured their vision in a fragrance oil to live on and inspire. This wonderful aroma is based on the determination, innovation, confidence, and enthusiasm of a woman courageous and passionate enough to become our leader.

These characteristics shine through in the aroma of our Madam President Fragrance Oil. This fragrance combines fresh citrus notes full of charisma and charm. These notes are balanced by lovely feminine florals of jasmine, white rose, and freesia. Then, the brilliant musks and ozonic notes that are backed by a respected and humble hint of sweet vanilla. Finally, the scent ends with a kind hearted, warm amber base that is at the center of this aroma. Such an inspiring scent that is full of integrity and truth.

Fragrance Oils for Independence Day: Money Fragrance OilFragrance Oils for Independence Day: Money Fragrance Oil

Money makes the world go ’round. Plus, it smells pretty great too. For Money Fragrance Oil, we wanted to recreate the aroma of fresh, new money. Surprisingly, it was actually really hard to get a hold of money that still had the perfect aroma of freshly printed money. You can smell the cotton as well as the fresh ink top notes. It is a fun and unique scent that is perfect for creating homemade bath and body products or even scented candles.

Fragrance Oils for Independence Day: Blueberry Fragrance OilFragrance Oils for Independence Day: Blueberry Fragrance Oil

Another great scent that you can include in your Independence Day crafts is the Blueberry Fragrance Oil. You can often find blueberries at a Fourth of July party due to their rich, blue color. Not only are they pretty, but they are delicious berries that are perfect for a summer. This fragrance is a true fruit scent of a pure blueberry. This scent is perfect is it can be used alone or mixed with other scents.

Fragrance Oils for Independence Day: Fourth of July Triple Layer Candle Recipe Fragrance Oils for Independence Day: Fourth of July Triple Layer Candle Recipe

We used this sweet berry scent along with vanilla and apple fragrances to create the Fourth of July Triple Layer Candle Recipe. This candle recipe is both simple and adorable. Plus, it reminds me of those red white and blue Popsicles that look like firecrackers!

Fragrance Oils for Independence Day: Apple Butter Pie Fragrance OilFragrance Oils for Independence Day: Apple Butter Pie Fragrance Oil

The Apple Butter Pie Fragrance Oil captures the scrumptious aroma of down home southern baking. You will have a hard time passing up on an apple pie scent this true and delicious. We took a family favorite recipe and created a scent that is just as wonderful. This fragrance has top notes of fresh, tart apples. Then, the aroma blends in middle notes of evaporated milk, cinnamon, and clove. The base of this yummy pie scent are notes of churned butter and pie crust that perfectly complete this fragrance. Not only is this scent good enough to make your mouth water, but the aroma is perfect for creating scented soaps and candles.

Fragrance Oils for Independence Day: Denim Fragrance OilFragrance Oils for Independence Day: Denim Fragrance Oil

Our Denim Fragrance Oil was designed to capture the essences of the everyday American. Further, we wanted a scent that stood for hard work, integrity, determination, morality, and standing together. This aroma is a blend of lemon, lime, cyclamen, and water lily with a fresh breeze of soft woods, sweet amber, and sheer musk.

Fragrance Oils for Independence Day: Apple Pie Fragrance Oil (Our Old Version)Fragrance Oils for Independence Day: Apple Pie Fragrance Oil (Our Old Version)

Our last apple pie fragrance oil is the same apple pie scent that we used in the very beginning. Since we first started creating homemade scented candles, we’ve been using this fantastic candle fragrance. While we adapted this aroma to be more body safe in our Hot Baked Apple Pie Scent, we couldn’t give up this amazing fragrance! The Apple Pie Fragrance Oil (Our Old Version) has more of a cinnamon “kick” that is unforgettable in this apple pie fragrance oil. So, this fragrance oil is perfect for creating traditional patriotic scented candles.

Fragrance Oils for Independence Day: Independence Day Candle RecipeFragrance Oils for Independence Day: Independence Day Candle Recipe

Our traditional apple pie aroma is fantastic for creating homemade candles. It is a strong bakery scent that has been impossible to replace. We used this aroma is our Independence Day Candle Recipe to create candles that are perfect for celebrating the stars and stripes.

Fragrance Oils for Independence Day:  Crafts for Independence Day

Fireworks aren’t the only way to celebrate the 4th of July! There are many more fun ideas for you to try, too. My favorites are the Confetti Popper and the Independence Day themed treats. If you want to see some of these fun ideas, check out Crafts by Parents for great ideas for this holiday. Whether you have a barbecue, see a parade, create some patriotic crafts, or see some fireworks. you are sure to have a wonderful holiday with the freedom to celebrate however you want!

Fragrance Oils for Independence Day: Reach Out to Us

We hope that you enjoyed these fragrance oils for fourth of July! We would love to hear about your favorite scents and any festive recipes you are making for the upcoming celebration. If you have any questions or comments about making your scented crafts, then reach out to us. You can find us at the Natures Garden store by stopping by or giving the store a call. Also, you can easily find us on social media. We are on Facebook, Twitter (@ngscents, and Intsagram (@ngscents). Best of luck with your homemade soaps and candles and we hope you Happy Fourth of July!

May
25

Types of Emulsifying Wax


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Types of Emulsifying WaxTypes of Emulsifying Wax

There are many different Types of Emulsifying Wax that you can use in your homemade cosmetic recipes. Each of these emulsifying agents are very important for creating products that combine luxurious oils with water. This is exactly what happens when the oils and water separate in a bottle of Italian Salad Dressing. While you can shake these ingredients together, they will separate again without an emulsifying agent. Although this works fine for salad dressings, nobody wants to blend their cosmetic products everything they use them! So, it is important to use one of the emulsifying agents to perfectly blend your oil and water together in your homemade products. If you would like to learn more about the emulsifying agents available at Natures Garden and what recipes you can create with them, then this is the blog for you!

Types of Emulsifying Wax: BTMS 25 EmulsifierTypes of Emulsifying Wax: BTMS 25 Emulsifier

The BTMS 25 Emulsifier, or Behentrimonium Methosulfate (and) Cetearyl Alcohol, is a natural emulsifying ingredient that is great for your homemade cosmetics. Not only is this product naturally derived from Colza Oil, but it is very conditioning and gentle for the skin, as well. So, this cosmetic product is perfect for creating creams, lotions, and conditioners that with provide a soft, moisturized feeling to the skin.

Types of Emulsifying Wax: Cucumber Wasabi Cilantro Hair Conditioner RecipeTypes of Emulsifying Wax: Cucumber Wasabi Cilantro Hair Conditioner Recipe

One of the many recipes that perfectly incorporates BTMS 25 Emulsifier is the Cucumber Wasabi Cilantro Hair Conditioner Recipe. You will love this hair recipe, as it conditions and strengthens your hair! Also, this lotion recipe has a refreshing spa-like scent that is strong and amazingly clean due to the Cucumber Wassabi Cilantro Fragrance Oil with notes of grapefruit and lime, with middle notes of fresh cucumber, guava, and passionfruit, and base notes of wasabi, cilantro, and fern.

Types of Emulsifying Wax: Chamomile Light Lotion RecipeTypes of Emulsifying Wax: Chamomile Light Lotion Recipe

Another recipe that the BTMS 25 Emulsifier is perfect for is our Chamomile Light Lotion Recipe. This light, moisturizing recipe allows you to create homemade lotion that is skin loving and moisturizing. Not only does this recipe use ingredients that are wonderful for the skin, but it is scented with the fresh, herbal aroma of our Chamomile Fragrance Oil. 

Types of Emulsifying Wax: Tropical Lotion RecipeTypes of Emulsifying Wax: Tropical Lotion Recipe

Also, you can use our BTMS 25 to create this fun Tropical Lotion Recipe. This lotion recipe uses oils and butters that will perfectly care for your skin. Plus, this recipe will include Papaya Dragon Fruit Fragrance Oil, which is a tropical fruitopia of juicy peaches, papaya, exotic dragon fruit and fresh island pineapple tweaked with nutty notes of almond. So, this recipe is delightfully tropical and perfectly nourishing!

Types of Emulsifying Wax: Traditional Emulsifying WaxTypes of Emulsifying Wax: Traditional Emulsifying Wax

Also, you can use the Traditional Emulsifying Wax to create some fantastic creations. This emulsifying wax is low odor, highly stable, and highly compatible, so this is sure to make some wonderful products. Plus, this cosmetic ingredient is perfect for creating emulsions in creams, body butters, conditioners, sunscreens, salves, and much more! This emulsifying agent is perfect for creating thick, luscious creams.

Types of Emulsifying Wax: Wine Sugar Scrub RecipeTypes of Emulsifying Wax: Wine Sugar Scrub Recipe

One great recipe that you can create with the Traditional Emulsifying Wax is the lovely Wine Sugar Scrub Recipe. This cosmetic recipe takes luxurious butters and oils and emulsifies them with real red wine to create a scrub that is unique and cares for your skin! Plus, this recipe includes the scent of the Christmas Cabernet Fragrance Oil, which blends beautifully with the scent of the wine.

Types of Emulsifying Wax: Cocoa Dream Cream RecipeTypes of Emulsifying Wax: Cocoa Dream Cream Recipe

Further, this Cocoa Dream Cream Recipe is another great recipe that perfectly includes the Silky Emulsifying Wax. This recipe blends thick, skin loving butters and oils with the scrumptious vanilla scent of Butter Brickle Fragrance Oil with notes of buttery, creamy vanilla. Together, this creates a truly fantastic body butter recipe that you are sure to adore!

Types of Emulsifying Wax: Silky Emulsifying Wax Types of Emulsifying Wax: Silky Emulsifying Wax

Another great ingredient for many homemade cosmetic recipes is the Silky Emulsifying Wax. This wonderful ingredient will perfectly emulsify your luscious ingredients to create cosmetics that are silky smooth and great for skin care. If you are looking for emulsifying wax for lip balm, then this is the perfect cosmetic ingredient for you! This emulsifying agent is great for creating all kinds of homemade makeup, lip balm, lotions, and hair care, and lotions.

Types of Emulsifying Wax: Foaming Hibiscus Scrub RecipeTypes of Emulsifying Wax: Foaming Hibiscus Scrub Recipe

One luxurious cosmetic recipe that you can create with this ingredient is the Foaming Hibiscus Scrub Recipe. This homemade scrub recipe is a wonderful product that moisturizes with the lovely butters and oils. Also, this diy scrub will care for your skin with the skin loving hibiscus flower herb. Furthermore, this wonderful scrub recipe use the delicious aroma of the Hawaiian Sea Mist Fragrance Oil with fruity notes of orange, pineapple, peach and strawberry combined with floral nuances of hibiscus, jasmine and lavender that creates a perfect tropical blend that you will adore!

Types of Emulsifying Wax: Shea Lotion with Herbal Infusion RecipeTypes of Emulsifying Wax: Shea Lotion with Herbal Infusion Recipe

Next, we have a lotion recipe that is basically high-end and spa quality. Plus, this lotion perfectly incorporates the Silky Emulsifying Wax. Our Shea Lotion with Herbal Infusion Recipe has a blend of skin loving oils and herbs that are perfect for skin care products. Plus, this recipe includes the succulent aroma of Lemon, Grapefruit, Peach Nectar, Raspberry, Pink Tulip, Soft Jasmine, Magnolia, Wild Honeysuckle,  and Sheer Musk. This free homemade recipe will nourish your skin as well as leave it feeling soft and smelling absolutely scrumptious.

Types of Emulsifying Wax: Pampered Foot Scrub RecipeTypes of Emulsifying Wax: Pampered Foot Scrub Recipe

Plus, you can use this emulsifying agent to create the Pampered Foot Scrub Recipe! This diy scrub recipe uses thick and luscious oils that are perfect for nourishing dry, cracked feet. Plus, this recipe includes the bright citrus aroma of our Tangerine Dreams Fragrance Oil. You feet are going to love this amazing foot scrub recipe.

Types of Emulsifying Wax: Polysorbate 80Types of Emulsifying Wax: Polysorbate 80

Another emulsifying agent that you may want to include in your homemade cosmetics is the Polysorbate 80. This cosmetic ingredient is perfect for mixing even more oils into your recipes. One option is mixing in heavier oils, like olive oil or castor oil. But, this could be including a higher percentage of oils into your cosmetic recipe. This cosmetic ingredient would be very useful for creating body washes, hair creams, scrubs, and even more cosmetic oil rich recipes!

Types of Emulsifying Wax: Green Tea Blooming Bath Oil RecipeTypes of Emulsifying Wax: Green Tea Blooming Bath Oil Recipe

The Green Tea Blooming Bath Oil Recipe is a recipe that perfectly incorporates the oils of this cosmetic recipe. Not only does this emulsifier mix the skin loving oils into the recipe, but this ingredient blends the fragrance oil into the recipe. So, this bath oil will nourish your skin and the provide the true herbal scent of our warm Green Tea Fragrance Oil.

Types of Emulsifying Wax: Chamomile Light Lotion RecipeTypes of Emulsifying Wax: Chamomile Light Lotion Recipe

Another great cosmetic recipe that uses this emulsifying ingredient is the Chamomile Light Lotion Recipe. This lovely lotion recipe uses both Polysorbate 80 and BTMS to create the perfect blend of skin loving ingredients and the delightful notes of the Chamomile Fragrance Oil.

Types of Emulsifying Wax: Polysorbate 20Types of Emulsifying Wax: Polysorbate 20

If you are looking to create a cosmetic product with a smaller amount of oils, then the Polysorbate 20 emulsifier will be perfect for you! This lovely cosmetic emulsifier is derived from natural vegetable sources and is able to blend something light, like a fragrance oil, into the rest of your product. So, every bit of your recipe will include the fantastic aroma of your favorite fragrance oils or light oils. This would be perfect for creating light lotions, body sprays, bath oils, bath bombs, and so much more!

Types of Emulsifying Wax: Sexy Body Spray RecipeTypes of Emulsifying Wax: Sexy Body Spray Recipe

So, you can use this emulsifying agent to create the beautifully scented Sexy Body Spray Recipe. This emulsifying agent perfectly blends the vibrant aroma of our Extremely Sexy for WOMEN Fragrance Oil into this feminine body spray. So, you will have a sexy diy perfume with gorgeous notes of cactus flower and clementine, blackberry, and vanilla orchid along with base notes of white amber and pimento to create.

Types of Emulsifying Wax: Manly Body Spray RecipeTypes of Emulsifying Wax: Manly Body Spray Recipe

Also, you can include the Polysorbate 20 in our Manly Body Spray Recipe. This is perfect for making sure that the body spray smells fantastic all the way through. This recipe includes the Light Blue MEN Type Fragrance Oil, which has a refreshing blend of citrus notes which are combined with middle notes of bergamot, balsam, and anise with base notes of patchouli and vanilla. Any strong, confident man will love this sexy, refreshing diy cologne!

Types of Emulsifying Wax: Beeswax White PastillesTypes of Emulsifying Wax: Beeswax White Pastilles

Another option you have for adding emulsifying agents to your cosmetic recipes is our Beeswax White Pastilles combined with borax. This is a great way to create some diy cosmetic recipes. Plus, this beeswax is made from the wax of a real honeycomb made by bees. Then, this beeswax is naturally bleached by exposing the wax to sunlight and air. These cosmetic ingredients is perfect for making lotions, lip balm, conditioner, and so much more!  

Types of Emulsifying Wax: Chocolate Covered Strawberries Lip Balm RecipeTypes of Emulsifying Wax: Chocolate Covered Strawberries Lip Balm Recipe

One great way that you can use our beeswax in your cosmetic recipes is the scrumptious Chocolate Covered Strawberries Lip Balm Recipe. This cosmetic product includes luscious butters and oils along with the delicious Strawberry Sorbet Flavoring. So, you will be sure to fall head over heals for both the taste of sweet strawberry sorbet and the silky, smooth feel of this homemade lip care product.

Types of Emulsifying Wax: Margarita Salt Scrub RecipeTypes of Emulsifying Wax: Margarita Salt Scrub Recipe

Another great use of the beeswax white pastilles is our Margarita Salt Scrub Recipe, which is perfect for exfoliating and moisturizing the skin. The skin loving oils and butters are perfectly blended with the rest of this recipe. Further, this recipe uses the Margarita Fragrance Oil, which has notes of lemon rinds, fresh greenery, and the true scent of lime essential oil. This bright, true scent combined with the nourishing oils creates an amazing scrub recipe that you will truly enjoy!

Types of Emulsifying Wax: How Does It Work?

On a molecular level, oil and water are completely different and won’t mix together on their own accord. The water is polar, which means that the negatively charged electrons are unevenly shared in the molecule. This results in water molecules having a more positive end and a more negative end. However, oils are very nonpolar. This means that oils share their negative electrons evenly. So, oil molecules don’t have any charge. While these molecules can mix with others of the same kind, they don’t like to mix with the molecules other kind.

This is where the emulsifiers come in to save the recipe! Emulsifying agents are molecules that have both a polar part on one side and a nonpolar part on another side. So, this molecule is able to mix with both the water and the oil to create a perfect blend that won’t separate! If you would like to learn even more about cosmetic emulsifiers, then click here to check out Emulsions: Making Oil and Water Mix by AOCS.

Types of Emulsifying Wax: Reach Out to UsTypes of Emulsifying Wax: Reach Out to Us

We hope that you have enjoyed this blog on the importance of emulsifying agents for many cosmetic recipes. While you can use all of these emulsifying ingredients to homogenize your homemade cosmetics, each kind of emulsifier has some unique properties that may be best for certain recipes. So, we thought it could be useful to share their purpose as well as their slight differences. If you have any more questions about any of our emulsifying agents, then feel free to reach out to us on any of our social media pages. You can finds us to ask questions on the Natures Garden Facebook page. Also, we are available on both Instagram and Twitter where you can find us with @ngscents. We hope to hear from you soon! We always love to see our customers’ creations and we would be happy to answer any questions you may have!

May
16

Pie Fragrance Oils


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Pie Fragrance OilsPie Fragrance Oils

Everybody loves a great pie! Plus, there are so many delicious flavors out there that there is a flavor for everyone. We at Natures Garden have a few of our favorite flavors made into Pie Fragrance Oils! These scrumptious aromas are perfect for candle and soap making supplies, as they are strong and are sure to make your mouth water. Check out all the different fragrance oils that we have and pick your favorite pie flavors. Further we have a few of our free recipes that incorporate these pie fragrance oils!

Pie Fragrance Oils: Apple Butter Pie Fragrance OilPie Fragrance Oils: Apple Butter Pie Fragrance Oil

First, we have the delicious aroma of our Apple Butter Pie Fragrance Oil. The apple butter pie aroma that is an amazing fragrance oil that reminds us of grandma’s southern baking while on trips to Tennessee. This fragrance has a perfect arrangement of tart pie apples, apple butter, evaporated milk, cinnamon, and buttery, flakey pie crust. If you are a lover of apple pie., then you are sure to love this scrumptious apple scent!

Pie Fragrance Oils: Apple Pie Fragrance Oil (Our Old Version)Pie Fragrance Oils: Apple Pie Fragrance Oil (Our Old Version)

Next, we have our good old, traditional Apple Pie Fragrance Oil (Our Old Version). This This fragrance is the apple pie scent we have had since the very beginning of Natures Garden. The aroma starts with tart green apples that is followed by middle notes of cinnamon and brown sugar. Lastly, these notes rest on the aroma of vanilla and buttery pie crust. While this scent is not the same as our Hot Baked Apple Scent, it is a similar scent. However, this original apple pie scent has more of a cinnamon “kick” that body products just can’t handle. However, this strong apple pie aroma is sure to be a fantastic candle scent! 

Pie Fragrance Oils:Apple Pie Fragrance Oil (Our Old Version) RecipePie Fragrance Oils:Apple Pie Fragrance Oil (Our Old Version) Recipe

There is nothing more American than apple pie! So, we decided to use this fantastic scented oil in our Independence Day Candle Recipe. If you are looking for a simple way to learn how to make candles that are unique, then this is a great recipe to start! This patriotic candle uses red and white layers to create stripes and creates a star cut out with blue candle colorant and beeswax. Its a perfect summer scent in a candle that is fit for the Fourth of July!

https://www.naturesgardencandles.com/hot-baked-apple-pie-fragrance-oilPie Fragrance Oils: Banana Cream Pie Fragrance Oil

Also, you can try out a delicious and sweet dessert scented oil, which is our Banana Cream Pie Fragrance Oil. This scented oil has the true aroma of freshly made banana cream pie. This scrumptious fragrance oil has  top notes of ripe banana, quince, and apple; middle notes of juicy pearberry, Anjou pear, clove buds, and plantain leaves; base notes of vanilla extract, pie crust, and butter rum. So, you are sure to adore this scrumptious pie scent in your homemade candle and soap making.

Pie Fragrance Oils: Cherry Crumb Pie Fragrance OilPie Fragrance Oils: Cherry Crumb Pie Fragrance Oil

Another great scent you can try is the Cherry Crumb Pie Fragrance Oil. This scrumptious aroma is a combination of sweet black cherries and sour cherries with a base note of a freshly baked southern flake crust. The scent of a warm cherry pie would be a perfect fragrance oil for soap or candles, as it is delicious and strong. Of course something this good is going to be popular among our customers. So, it may seem obvious that this fragrance oil has become a best seller at Natures Garden!

Pie Fragrance Oils: Coconut Cream Pie Fragrance OilPie Fragrance Oils: Coconut Cream Pie Fragrance Oil

Also, you can try out the delicious scent of the Coconut Cream Pie Fragrance Oil. This light, creamy scent smells just like the real thing! This tasty pie recipe has a rich, creamy vanilla base with notes of coconut, butter, with a hint of fresh baked crust. This amazing pie scent is another great dessert fragrance oil that has become a best selling scent! So, you absolutely want to use this yummy scent to make soaps at home or create delicious homemade candles!

Pie Fragrance Oils: Granny's Pecan Pie Fragrance OilPie Fragrance Oils: Granny’s Pecan Pie Fragrance Oil

Next, we have a pie fragrance oil that you will not want to pass up on. The Granny’s Pecan Pie Fragrance Oil from Natures Garden is an unforgettable blend that is sure to make your mouth water. This scented oil has an aroma of fresh southern pecans that is smothered in a pralines and butter sauce the scent is rounded with an aroma of flakey, baked crust. Of course, this sweet bakery scent is another best selling scent at Natures Garden. So, you are definitely going to want to try out this beloved scent!

Pie Fragrance Oils: Hot Baked Apple Pie Fragrance OilPie Fragrance Oils: Hot Baked Apple Pie Fragrance Oil

Additionally, we have the Hot Baked Apple Pie Fragrance Oil, which is the most wonderful freshly baked apple pie fragrance we have found! This scent is similar to our old version of apple pie fragrance, but this scented oil has a perfect aroma for bath and body recipes. The aroma of this fragrance oil is a fresh cut granny smith apples, smothered in butter, cream, and cinnamon, with a background of fresh baked crust. Also, this delightful apple pie fragrance oil is a best selling scent at Natures Garden. So, try out this scrumptious, beloved fragrance in you candle recipes or cold process soap recipes and get ready for a great time!

Pie Fragrance Oils: Keylime Pie Fragrance OilPie Fragrance Oils: Keylime Pie Fragrance Oil

Another great scent that you will want to try out in your own recipes is the Keylime Pie Fragrance Oil. If you enjoy the sweet and tart taste of keylime pie, then this is the perfect scent for you as it smells just like a real, fresh keylime pie!  This delectable fragrance oil by Natures Garden is a blend of bitter lime and green lemon zests on a dry down of vanilla cream that is sure to make you mouth water. Plus, this is a perfect candle making fragrance oil! We enjoyed this scent so much that we used it in one of our candle recipes.

Pie Fragrance Oils: Keylime Pie Fragrance Oil RecipePie Fragrance Oils: Keylime Pie Fragrance Oil Recipe

This scented candle recipe that we created with the Keylime Pie Fragrance Oil is our Keylime Pie Candle Recipe. We decided that since our candle will smell like a real key lime pie, it should look like one, too! We created a layer for the crust and the pie filling. Then, it’s topped with whipped topping and has a couple slices of lime wedged into the fluff. Delicious!

Pie Fragrance Oils: Lemon Meringue Pie Fragrance OilPie Fragrance Oils: Lemon Meringue Pie Fragrance Oil

Plus, you have the option to use the delicious scent of our Lemon Meringue Pie Fragrance Oil. Such a true, pie scent that is sure to impress! The aroma is of a freshly baked pie filled to the top with lemon custard and lemon zests, which is topped with a creamy vanilla meringue. It is such a magnificent blend that we were inspired to get out our soap-making supplies and create something fun! If you are unsure of how to make soap, then check out our simple Melt and Pour recipe that will take you though the steps of soap making.

Pie Fragrance Oils: Lemon Meringue Pie Fragrance Oil RecipePie Fragrance Oils: Lemon Meringue Pie Fragrance Oil Recipe

SInce this this delicious pie scent is perfect for soapmaking, we used  it to create the Lemon Meringue Pie Soap Recipe. Plus, we used a pie soap mold. This means that the home made soaps would both look and smell just like a real lemon meringue pie! All you have to do is cut yourself a slice and you’ll be deliciously clean in no time.

Pie Fragrance Oils: Pilgrims Pie Fragrance OilPie Fragrance Oils: Pilgrims Pie Fragrance Oil

Next, we have the seasonal and scrumptious Pilgrims Pie Fragrance Oil. This delightful pie scent is a holiday delight!  Pilgrim’s Pie fragrance is a scrumptious, highly complex accord that begins with top notes of pumpkin and lemon. Also, it has middle notes of champagne, grapes, nutmeg, and smoked cinnamon and is rounded out with base notes of vanilla, tea leaves, and hickory.

Pie Fragrance Oils: Poison Pie Fragrance OilPie Fragrance Oils: Poison Pie Fragrance Oil

Another great scent that you may want to try is our Poison Pie Fragrance Oil. This scent is a killer fragrance to say the least! The fragrance oil has an aroma of freshly picked blueberries, fresh cut granny smith apples, smothered in butter, cream, and cinnamon, with a background of fresh baked crust. The fresh fruit scents blended with the tasty bakery notes creates a fragrance oil is simply to die for!

Pie Fragrance Oils: Pumpkin Pie Spice Fragrance OilPie Fragrance Oils: Pumpkin Pie Spice Fragrance Oil

If you are a fan of a rich pumpkin pie, then this next pie scent is definitely for you! The Pumpkin Pie Spice Fragrance Oil is a fantastic aroma that combines pumpkin and spice in a way that really brings this scent to life. The aroma begins with notes of sweet cream pumpkin that are complimented with nuances of nutmeg, cinnamon, clove, and ginger. Finally, this lovely scent oil is rounded out with buttery vanilla notes. This pie scent is so good you’ll be wanting a second slice!

Pie Fragrance Oils: Pumpkin Pie Spice Fragrance Oil RecipePie Fragrance Oils: Pumpkin Pie Spice Fragrance Oil Recipe

One fun way that you can use this yummy pumpkin pie fragrance oil is to recreate our Pumpkin Pie Candle Recipe. This recipe is perfect because everyone loves candles that look like real food! So, this free candle recipe was created to look just like a real pumpkin pie. So, we created a crust layer, pie filling layer, and added fluffy whipped cream topping. Plus, we added a cute wax pumpkin on top of the candle that really brings everything together.

Pie Fragrance Oils: Strawberry Rhubarb Pie Fragrance OilPie Fragrance Oils: Strawberry Rhubarb Pie Fragrance Oil

Plus, you can try out the fantastic Strawberry Rhubarb Pie Fragrance Oil. This fragrance oil is where southern baking truly comes alive! The aroma of sweet fresh strawberries mixed with sour rhubarb marmalade and rests on a warm base note of flaky pie crust. Rhubarb Pie is one of our best oil scents as it both absolutely mouth watering and very unique! This would be perfect for creating candles that look like desserts or even include it in your melt and pour soap ideas.

Pie Fragrance Oils: Sweet Potato Pie Fragrance OilPie Fragrance Oils: Sweet Potato Pie Fragrance Oil

Finally, we have the scrumptious scent of our Sweet Potato Pie Fragrance Oil. There are so mant ways that you can use this lovely recipe! Whether you want this scent to make soap at home, create home made candles, or formulate a unique and creative cosmetic recipe, this scented oil is sure to perform! This fragrance oil is a rich combination of candied yams, marshmallow cream, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, orange zests, and a splash of lemon, in a warm buttery southern crust. Of course, this amazing and complicated scent is one of our best selling fragrance oils!

Pie Fragrance Oils: Best Pie Recipes

If these tasty pie fragrance oils are starting to make you hungry, then you may want to take a look at some of the best pie recipes out there! While these scented oils are perfect for making scrumptious soaps and candles that smell like homemade pies straight from the oven, they aren’t quite as fun as the real thing. Now that you mouth is probably watering, it’s time to make something just as yummy as these fragrance oils! Luckily, we there is a list of fantastic pies that is sure to have something for everyone. So, check out 50+ Classic All-American Pie Recipes by Country Living to find your new favorite pie recipes.

Pie Fragrance Oils: Give Us a ShoutPie Fragrance Oils: Give Us a Shout

Hopefully, you have found some delicious pie scents that you can use in your homemade recipes. We would love to hear about your favorite dessert scents and the recipes you were inspired to create. Further, we are available for any questions that you may have. You can find us on a few different forms of social media. There is a Natures Garden Facebook page. Also, you can use @ngscents to find us on Twitter and Instagram. Have fun with your pie scents and we’ll see you soon!

Aug
14

30 Ways to Use Beeswax


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30 Ways to Use Beeswax30 Ways to Use Beeswax

Beeswax is used in a variety of bath and body products. When added to bath and body products it can thicken the consistency. However, that is not its only purpose. When used in skin care recipes, beeswax can help lock moisture in, yet still, let your skin breathe. Not only that but this wonderful cosmetic wax also helps keep skin protected. Beeswax also works to help keep the skin both nourished and soft. When beeswax is added to homemade beeswax candles, it helps create a longer cleaner burn. Read on for 30 ways to use beeswax in your handcrafted candles and cosmetic recipes. In addition, be sure to check out our beeswax class for more information on Natures Garden’s white beeswax pellets.

 

 30 Ways to Use Beeswax Beard Balm Recipe30 Ways to Use Besswax Beard Balm Recipe

First, we have an awesome Beard Balm Recipe. This recipe was formulated with beard care in mind. This balm is perfect for keeping that beard tame and in its place. In only a few steps, you this beard wax will be ready in a breeze. Don’t worry though, when using it, no breeze will ruin your beard. You will find many beard beneficial oils in this recipe such as jojoba oil, sweet almond oil, sesame oil, olive oil, and castor oil. We used Cedarwood Virginiana essential oil in this recipe along with vitamin E oil, cocoa butter, and shea butter. Find out more about each oil we used in this recipe and its benefits to your beard here.

 

30 Ways to Use Beeswax Pink Lemonade Scrub Recipe30 Ways to Use Beeswax Pink Lemonade Scrub Recipe

Look how colorful this layered scrub is! Pink Lemonade Scrub Recipe is perfect for an at home spa day. In this handmade body scrub recipe, we use Raspberry Lemonade Fragrance Oil and our vibrant FUN soap colorants. This scrub making tutorial shows you how to make a raspberry lemonade scented emulsified scrub.

 

30 Ways to Use Beeswax Margarita Salt Scrub Recipe30 Ways to Use Beeswax Margarita Salt Scrub Recipe

Next, we have Margarita Salt Scrub Recipe. This foaming scrub uses dead sea salt for extra scrubbing power when you need it! It is super easy, vibrant and fun to make. Also, Margarita Salt Scrub Recipe will help exfoliate your skin and leave it feeling nice and soft.

 

 30 Ways to Use Beeswax Foaming Hibiscus Scrub Recipe30 Ways to Use Beeswax Foaming Hibiscus Scrub Recipe

Now, we have a recipe that contains sodium cocoyl isethionate or SCI. SCI will help leave your skin super soft even if you have sensitive skin. In addition, we used hibiscus to naturally color the scrub so, you do not need to add a soap dye. Hibiscus flower powder was used to get the natural red pink color you see. We topped this scrub off with whole dried hibiscus flowers for a final decorative touch. Lastly, this scrub smells amazing with the Hawaiian Sea Mist Fragrance Oil!

30 Ways to Use Beeswax Activated Charcoal Scrub Recipe30 Ways to Use Beeswax Activated Charcoal Scrub Recipe

Who doesn’t love activated charcoal? Natures Garden has a wonderful recipe that contains activated charcoal, along with a ton of skin loving ingredients like coconut oil 76, macadamia nut oil, shea butter, mango butter, emulsifying wax, beeswax, jojoba oil, arrowroot powder, vitamin E, and vegetable glycerin. Finally, we scented this recipe with Black Linen and Amber Fragrance Oil.

30 Ways to Use Beeswax Saint Patricks Day Candle Recipe 30 Ways to Use Beeswax Saint Patricks Day Candle

For all of our homemade candle makers, we have a super cute candle for St. Patrick’s Day. While soy wax is the bulk wax of this candle, we use beeswax for the shamrock. We scented this soy and beeswax candle with NG Aloe & White Lilac Fragrance Oil.

 

30 Ways to Use Beeswax White Chocolate Bath Melts Recipe 30 Ways to Use Beeswax White Chocolate Bath Melts Recipe

Now, we have a delicious bath melt recipe. The aroma of white chocolate and mango butter while taking a bath will soothe your stress away. This recipe is a simple recipe that will make about twelve bath melts! You will not be disappointed if you make this bath time recipe using real white chocolate. Also, it will make a great addition to your bath and body product line!

30 Ways to Use Beeswax Vanilla Cinnamon Sugar Scrub Recipe30 Ways to Use Beeswax Vanilla Cinnamon Sugar Scrub Recipe

Next, we have a sweet treat for your body! This wonderful aroma of Vanilla Silk Fragrance Oil and Cinnabun Type Fragrance Oil makes a great combination for this layered sugar scrub. Additionally, this recipe mixes things up with both brown sugar and white sugar.  Brown sugar is wonderful in a scrub, providing a gentler exfoliation compared to the white sugar in this scrub.

 

30 Ways to Use Beeswax Wine Sugar Scrub Recipe30 Ways to Use Beeswax Wine Sugar Scrub Recipe

Another unique sugar scrub recipe from Natures Garden! This beautifully scented scrub in made with real wine. This red wine scrub not only uses real wine, it is also scented with Natures Garden Christmas Cabernet Fragrance oil which makes it the perfect holiday product addition, or even a great handcrafted Christmas gift for the wine lovers in your life.

 

30 Ways to Use Beeswax Vanilla Brown Sugar Scrub Recipe 30 Ways to Use Beeswax Vanilla Brown Sugar Scrub Recipe

Next, another sugar scrub recipe from Natures Garden.  We might be slightly obsessed with scrubs here at NG. The warm and delightful vanilla aroma in this scrub will leave your skin smelling amazing and super soft. We used Vanilla Extract Fragrance Oil in this gentle brown sugar body scrub recipe.

 

  30 Ways to Use Beeswax Tranquility Bath Melts Recipe30 Ways to Use Beeswax Tranquility Bath Melts Recipe

Now, Natures Garden has a very cute bath melt recipe. This handcrafted bath recipe is packaged in clamshell containers. Packaging your melts this way means no molds to clean up. In addition, all you need to do is add a label and your product is ready for shelves! With the addition of shea butter, sweet almond oil, and real dried chamomile flowers, these hand made bath melts will help you soak the blues away. In addition, they are scented with Tranquil Oasis Fragrance Oil for an at home spa experience.

30 Ways to Use Beeswax Pumpkin Sugar Scrub Recipe30 Ways to Use Beeswax Pumpkin Sugar Scrub Recipe

Just in time for the fall season. Pumpkin Sugar Scrub is made scented with none other than Pumpkin Walnut Biscotti Fragrance Oil. This handmade layered scrub recipe is colored with festive fall colors and both pumpkin spice powder and orange peel powder.

 

30 Ways to Use Beeswax Shea Butter Lip Balm Recipe  30 Ways to Use Beeswax Shea Butter Lip Balm Recipe

Next, we have a shea butter lip balm recipe. Sweetened with honey and flavored with buttercream cupcake, this homemade lip balm is sure to please. The addition of shea butter will help leave your lips soft and nourished.

 

30 Ways to Use Beeswax Cotton Candy Emulsified Sugar Scrub Recipe30 Ways to Use Beeswax Cotton Candy Emulsified Sugar Scrub Recipe

I love the swirl of this recipe, don’t you? The fun colors and cotton candy scent give this layered body scrub a true to life cotton candy look. We used Fluffy Pink Candy Fragrance Oil to scent this scrub.But rest assured, this sugar scrub isn’t just about looks and smell! It will help exfoliate your skin and leave it nice and soft.

30 Ways to Use Beeswax Gourmet Chocolate Bath Melts Recipe 30 Ways to Use Beeswax Gourmet Chocolate Bath Melts Recipe

Another great recipe from Natures Garden! This lovely bath melt recipe includes real organic cocoa powder. With only a few simple ingredients, along with Gourmet Dark Chocolate Fragrance Oil, your bath melts will be ready in no time. Indulge in succulent dark chocolate, without the calories.  With the addition of skin loving oils, this truly is a treat for your body!

30 Ways to Use Beeswax Rose Violet Bath Melts Recipe30 Ways to Use Beeswax Rose Violet Bath Melts Recipe

Here is another to use beeswax in bath melts. This bath and body recipe from Natures Garden incorporates dried pink rose petals and is naturally colored pink with beet root powder. Finally, we scented this hand crafted heart shaped melt with NG Rose & Violet Type Fragrance Oil.

 

30 Ways to Use Beeswax Pot o Gold Candle Recipe30 Ways to Use Beeswax Pot o Gold Candle Recipe

Now. a recipe for all you candle makers using our Green Clover and Aloe Fragrance Oil. While Joy wax is the main wax for this candle, Natures Garden also incorporated beeswax in the candle for both the rainbow and pot of gold portion.  When used in a homemade candle, beeswax will nicely adhere to the jar, allowing you to create a variety of designs. Check out this candle making tutorial for more information and step by step instructions on this candle making technique.

 

30 Ways to Use Beeswax Emulsified Sugar Scrub Recipe30 Ways to Use Beeswax Emulsified Sugar Scrub Recipe

Emulsified sugar scrubs are wonderful. They are created for those who prefer to have sugar completely mixed with the oil. So, for those wanting a body scrub without any oil separation, this type of scrub is for just right for you! This emulsified sugar scrub recipe from Natures Garden is filled with wonderful ingredients all from Natures Garden. In addition, it is scented with Sugar Cookie Brulee Fragrance Oil, it will make your skin smell amazing and feeling refreshed. The perfect sugar scrub!

30 Ways to Use Beeswax Clamshell Bath Melts Recipe30 Ways to Use Beeswax Clamshell Bath Melts Recipe

If you love lavender, then this bath melt recipe is just for you! Made with mango butter, grapeseed oil, beeswax, and dried lavender flowers, it is sure to be a crowd pleaser. Also, Natures Garden scented this wonderful bath melt recipe with Kismet Fragrance Oil.

 

30 Ways to Use Beeswax Rose Petals Bath Melts Recipe30 Ways to Use Beeswax Rose Petal Bath Melts Recipe

Next, Natures Garden has a naturally green bath melt recipe. How did we color this bath melt naturally green? Paisley leaf powder, can be used as a natural green colorant in homemade soaps, lotions, and other cosmetic recipes. Also in these bath melts, you will find shea butter, mango butter, cocoa butter, beeswax, and coco mango fragrance oil for an amazing bath time recipe. This recipe will make approximately 12 bath melts that you will fall in love with!

30 Ways to Use Beeswax Sexy Edible Massage Bar30 Ways to Use Beeswax Sexy Edible Massage Bar Recipe

Now, it’s time to change it up a little bit. This intimate massage recipe has a unique use. Flavored with black cherry boom flavoring and dark chocolate wafers, you can use this recipe to make your own massage bars. In addition to beeswax, this recipe uses our all natural lip balm base, making this edible massage bar a simple beginners cosmetic recipe.

30 Ways to Use Beeswax Rejuvenating Foot Balm Recipe30 Ways to Use Beeswax Rejuvenating Foot Balm Recipe

Taking care of your feet is super important. Natures Garden has a wonderful foot balm recipe. This foot care recipe uses a wonderful essential oil blend that your toes are sure to love. The scented oil blend of Peppermint Essential Oil, Tea Tree Essential Oil, and Eucalyptus Globulus 80/82 Essential Oil will leave tired feet feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. This recipe is wonderful for people who have rough and cracked feet. Or, for those just looking to pamper their feet.

30 Ways to Use Beeswax Ghostly Scented Toilet Paper Recipe30 Ways to Use Beeswax Ghostly Scented Toilet Paper Recipe

Now, look how fun this recipe looks! What a fun way to scent your bathroom or any other room. You will need supplies that Natures Garden does not carry. But 5 of the ingredients Natures Garden does carry. In this recipe, we used Tricks or Treats Fragrance Oil to stay with the Halloween theme. Or you can switch it up and use another fragrance oil from Natures Garden.

30 Ways to Use Beeswax Lemon Lavender Bath Melts Recipe30 Ways to Use Beeswax Lemon Lavender Bath Melts Recipe

Ready to take a relaxing bath using this delightful bath melt? With the aroma of Lemon Lavender Fragrance Oil used to scent these bath melts, it sounds relaxing just reading about them, right? The look of these bath melts are very appealing and will make your warm bath wonderful and relaxing!

 

30 Ways to Use Beeswax Girly Girl Salve Recipe30 Ways to Use Beeswax Girly Girl Salve Recipe

Next, Natures Garden has a unique salve recipe. The menthol crystals that are added to this recipe make it a very smooth and soothing salve. Also, Natures Garden scented this fragrance oil with Waterlily Fresh Mint Fragrance Oil. Which is a wonderful combination with the added menthol crystals.

 

30 Ways to Use Beeswax Natural Deodorant Recipe30 Ways to Use Beeswax Natural Deodorant Recipe

A wonderful recipe to make your own homemade deodorant! Natures Garden scents this recipe using Lavender Flowers Fragrance Oil and Lemongrass Fragrance Oil. Other ingredients in this recipe include beeswax, cocoa butter, coconut oil-76, castor oil, and vitamin E oil. A very easy and simple recipe that you will love!

30 Ways to Use Beeswax Pug Candle Recipe 30 Ways to Use Beeswax Pug Candle Recipe

Now, look how cute this candle is! Scented with Giggles Fragrance Oil, this adorable pug candle is sure to put a smile on everyone’s face! This handcrafted candle uses beeswax to create the pug’s lovable face. Inspired by our mascot, Enji, it has long been a favorite beeswax candle recipe for many of Natures Garden’s customers.

30 Ways to Use Beeswax Honeycomb Candle Recipe30 Ways to Use Beeswax Honeycomb Candle Recipe

Here is another beeswax candle recipe scented with our Honey Fragrance Oil. This candle recipe shows how to create a rolled beeswax candle. However, we take it a step further, surrounding the beeswax portion with gel wax. Learn more about this candle in Natures Garden’s honeycomb candle tutorial.

30 Ways to Use Beeswax Beeswax Candle Recipe 30 Ways to Use Beeswax Beeswax Candle Recipe

Next, Natures Garden has a recipe that is made from our white beeswax pellets. This beeswax recipe will guide in creating homemade rolled beeswax sheets. Then, we will show you how to roll beeswax sheets into candle with this free candle making tutorial.

 

30 Ways to Use Beeswax Strawberry Cheesecake Lip Balm Recipe30 Ways to Use Beeswax Strawberry Cheesecake Lip Balm Recipe

Finally, we have lip balm recipe that will show you how to layer lip balm to add a fun creative flare to your cosmetic products. This lip gloss recipe uses the delicious strawberry cheesecake flavor oil, making it a nice and sweet tasting lip balm.

Sep
29

Beeswax


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Hey all crafters out there! Do you love being creative with your crafts? We certainly do! How do you feel about beeswax as an ingredient? Does it make you think of spring with the buzz of bees all around you? Or maybe the word brings warm delicious honey to mind? Well, it may surprise you that the creations of those busy bees out there is also used for soaps, candles, and other bath and body products! I know it sounds a little bit crazy, but it’s true! And we actually sell beeswax pastilles here at Nature’s Garden! You should definitely try it out!

Beeswax is originally made from the honeycomb of bees. It can be used for medicinal purposes such as relieving pain and lowering cholesterol. It is also used for diarrhea, ulcers, swelling and can even be used for hiccups! Beeswax can also be used as stiffening agents in foods and drinks. Besides soaps and candles, other bath and body products can contain it as well, such as cosmetics and toiletries. It can be used to make soaps harder and help them last longer. It can also be used as a thickener and emulsifier.

There are many many benefits for your health and skin care by using beeswax in your products! Besides the medicinal purposes, if used in lotions, it can act as a protector for your skin. It will form a barrier on your skin in protection from irritants. It will also help your skin to retain moisture. Another bath and body product, lip balms, can also contain beeswax. It can help your lips from becoming chapped. Awesome right? I mean how much better could it get? It is such a versatile product!

Here at Nature’s Garden we actually sell beeswax pastilles. No chemicals were used to bleach our wax, it was naturally bleached from air and sun exposure. We also offer a free beeswax class that will teach you how to properly use it in your great products! And on top of that, we also have a free recipe for a beeswax candle! If you’re a candle maker, you should definitely make a note to yourself to try this awesome candle as an upcoming project. Now to get to those products on our website, there are a couple of ways. First, you can just type “beeswax” into the search bar on the top of our site. That will take your directly to a page titled “Search Results for “Beeswax”” which has all three of those products. You can also go to our Candle Supplies option at the top of the site and hit Candle Waxes in the drop box. The pastilles are available there. The recipe and class are available by going to the link at the top of the site that shows a little green box that says “Free Classes and Recipes,” or there is also a link to the classes and recipes on the left of the site.

 

beeswax products page

candle waxes page

 

How much more awesome could this product get? Not much I think! It is just so versatile! All crafters should definitely include this as a new ingredient in their products or should make sure to try it out soon! Please contact us if you have questions or concerns and keep looking for more Enlightened by Layla!

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Feb
07

Homemade Zebra Candle


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make your own zebra candleHow to make your very own homemade Zebra Candle!

This easy to make project is even fun to create.  Besides the standard candle making supplies such as: soy wax, wicks, scent, color, and jars; you will also need beeswax.  We will be using the beeswax to make the zebra stripes in the candle.  Because of the pliability of beeswax, it has the capability of being shaped easily into stripes.  Plus, due to the high melt point it has, beeswax can withstand a pour of another wax (soy), as long as the temperature isn’t too extreme.

Although for this project, the scent that was selected was Hot Pink Pomegranate Fragrance Oil, when you make your own zebra candle you can scent it to your pleasing.  The same is true for the candle color.  Since our fragrance oil has the name hot pink in it, the decision was made to make the zebra candle stripes pink on a white (or uncolored) background.

To see the full list of possible candle scents, please click on this link.  There are over 800 different fragrances to choose from!

Here are your total recipe weights to make (2) 16oz. Zebra Candles:
190 grams beeswax
2 drops candle dye (if making the candle like pictured)
About 4 oz.  of candle scent
1100 grams of soy wax (Golden Foods 444 soy wax)

Other items that you will need for this recipe are:
wax paper
pencil
knife
9×13 cake pan
2- 16 oz candle jars
4 wicks (we used 2- cd10 wicks per candle)
scale
2 pots (for double boiler method)
stirring spoon
cutting board
thermometer

Below are the steps to make your very own zebra candle (pictures included):

Step 1:  Using the double boiler method, weigh out and melt 190 grams of beeswax.  You will want to set the temperature of your stove top between medium and low heat while melting.  Stir the beeswax occasionally as it melts.

steps to make a zebra candle

Step 2:   This step is the colorant of your zebra stripes:  Once the beeswax is melted, now you will add 2 drops of your candle colorant, and stir.  Once you are done, place your pouring pot back into the heat source.

color for the zebra candle

Step 3:  To make the zebra stripes, you will need to concentrate your beeswax in a portion of the area in your cake pan.  To do this, lay out your cake pan on a flat surface.  Next, roughly measure out at least 9 inches in length.  Hold this place by setting your knife across the pan.  Finally, lay the wax paper over the cake pan and knife.  Carefully, tuck the corners of the wax paper down.

how to make zebra stripes

Step 4:  Now it is time to scent your beeswax:  Remove your beeswax from the heat source.  Weigh out about 19 grams of your candle fragrance oil.  Then, add the fragrance and stir to incorporate it throughout the wax.

zebra candle scent

Step 5:  Now, take your beeswax and slowly start to pour it over the flat portion of the wax paper.  Allow this to fully set up.  Do not try to rush this step.  Cooling beeswax too quickly, may cause it to crack!

making the zebra candle stripes

Step 6:  Once the beeswax has hardened, and is cool to the touch; gently remove it from the cake pan.  Carefully stand the square on one end and starting in one corner, peel away the wax paper.  Then, place the beeswax on your cutting board.  Finally, cut off any jagged edges using your knife.

zebra candle recipe

Step 7:  For the background of your zebra candle, you will be using soy wax.  In order to have enough wax for 2 candles, weigh out and melt 1100 grams of soy wax.  Melt this wax using the double boiler method.  While the wax is melting, stir occasionally.

soy wax zebra candle

Step 8:  You will create the zebra stripe pattern using the tip of a pencil.  Trace this lightly into the beeswax.  The shape that you will want to draw will be various sized long and irregular lines similar to tree branches.  When you are finished, cut these lines out.

making zebra stripes in beeswax

Step 9:  Once you have a few of your stripes cut out, carefully begin to place them individually against the inside wall of your candle jar.  It is best to start at the bottom of your jar and work in an angular direction.  Apply slight and even pressure until the stripes stick.  Repeat this step until you have the zebra design you are looking for.  Then, do it again for your second candle.

zebra candle pattern

Step 10:  Center and secure your wicks to the bottom of your candle jars.  Then, set aside.

centering your wicks

Step 11:  When your soy wax is in a completely liquid state, remove it from the heat source.  If you are adding color to the background of the zebra candle, do this now.  Then, add 110 grams of fragrance Oil.  Stir again.

Step 12:  Using your thermometer, wait until the soy wax reaches 115 degrees Fahrenheit; this temperature will not melt your zebra stripes.  Pour the soy wax into your candle jars.  Don’t forget to straighten your wicks. Allow the candles to fully set up undisturbed.

pouring a zebra candle

Now it is time to celebrate, your Zebra candles are now ready to use.  Simply trim your wick, light, and enjoy your new awesome candle.

Jan
29

Beeswax Uses


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beeswaxBeeswax Uses

Beeswax is a natural wax made from honeybees.  The honeybees use beeswax in their hives to house their young and store honey and pollen.  When the honeycombs are removed from the hive, the beeswax is placed in hot water and skimmed out.  Many times the beeswax must be rendered to remove impurities before use.

There are three different types of beeswax.  Yellow beeswax is raw beeswax.  White beeswax is yellow beeswax that has been bleached.  Beeswax absolute is yellow beeswax that has been treated with alcohol.

Beeswax is a fabulous wax to use for candle making.  Candles made from this wax work as air purifiers.  The long lasting and clean burn of a beeswax candle produces little to no smoke when lit.

Beeswax is also an excellent ingredient to add to any of your bath and body formulations.  Providing wonderful benefits like skin softening and moisturizing, this wax can seal the deal when it comes to ending cracked and dry skin.

Because beeswax contains Vitamin A, beeswax can work with your damaged skin to promote cell repair.  Its humectant like property provides a barrier for your skin; not only locking the moisture in but concurrently allowing your skin to breathe.  As an emollient, beeswax helps to soothe irritated skin and advocates a soft and supple feel.  Beeswax can also be used in formulations to help thicken consistencies for products like body creams and lotions.

For dry and cracked lips when the cold weather hits, beeswax it a go to ingredient for lip balms and other lip care products.  Not only will beeswax help to heal your lips, it also aids in the prevention of dry and cracked lips.  The natural thin layer that beeswax creates keeps your lip protected from the elements, and keeps them moisturized too.

Within the realm of hair care products, beeswax can be used to create wonderful pomades and waxes.  The end result of its use will leave hair shiny and sleek.

For soap making purposes, beeswax adds elements of anti irritant, anti bacterial, and anti viral benefits.  It is an incredible ingredient to add extra moisturizing elements to your bars, which will leave your skin with a silky soft feel.  Plus, the effects are long lasting.

To read the full class on beeswax including some interesting beeswax facts, how beeswax is made, and additional uses, please click on this link.

To try your hand at some wonderful beeswax recipes please check out these links:

beeswax in body productsBody Products:
Solid Lotion Bar Recipe
Girly Girl Salve Recipe
Soothing Baby Non Petroleum Recipe
Hydrating Hand Stick Recipe
Rejuvenating Foot Balm Recipe
Natural Deodorant Recipe

beeswax in soapsSoaps, Scrubs, and Melts:
Royal Honey Bee Cold Process Soap Recipe
Cold Fashioned Lemonade Soap Recipe
Gourmet Chocolate Bath Melts Recipe
Lemon Lavender Bath Melts Recipe
Cotton Candy Emulsified Sugar Scrub Recipe
Emulsified Beet Sugar Scrub Recipe

beeswax in lip productsLip Products:
Lip Stick from Scratch Recipe
Natural Beet Root Lip Gloss Recipe
Silky Lip Butter Recipe
Strawberry Cheesecake Lip Balm Recipe
White Chocolate Lavender Lip Balm Recipe
Crazy for Coconuts Lip Balm Recipe

Oct
17

Adding Beeswax to a Soaping Recipe


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Adding beeswax to your cold process recipes provides a harder, long lasting bar of soap.

So, we had a brilliant idea, and we ran with it.  But, as we learned having a brilliant idea does not always equate to a brilliant end result.  Instead, our brilliant idea was a learning experience!

The Scenario

It all started out with the scent Nectarine and Honey, which by the way happens to be a fabulous scent.  In true Natures Garden form, we wanted to take this fragrance oil and kick it up a notch.  So, to the brainstorming mobile we went- hello think tank!  Back and forth the creative ideas started flowing- anything that was related to nectarine and/or honey was noted.  What resulted was a cold process soap recipe focused around the scent Nectarine and Honey that would incorporate bee products; Honey, Beeswax, and Bee Pollen Powder.  Once we knew how luxurious this soap was going to be, the clever name Royal Honey Bee Soap seemed to be the perfect match.

The Special Bee Ingredients

Honey was an easy choice.  We know that honey contains awesome skin loving benefits.  It is a detoxifier, loaded with antioxidants, and it’s very moisturizing.  After using body products with honey your skin feels extremely soft and supple.  Through our research we found that even Cleopatra herself bathed in honey and milk to supplement her natural loveliness and beautiful, soft skin.

Bee Pollen Powder was also chosen for the benefits it provides to the skin.  Bee pollen is rich in vitamins, amino acids, and minerals.  Products with bee pollen powder leave your skin feeling naturally soft and smooth.

Beeswax was selected as our warrior.  Although this ingredient is commonly used to help harden soaps, (making them last longer) we wanted it for a different reason. It also brought another element to the table- it locks in moisture for your skin.  Besides helping to keep your skin moisturized, after using products that include beeswax- a thin protective layer is left- a shield for your skin against the harsh outside elements of your environment.

We were set.  Super excited about how magnificent this recipe was going to be, we happily plugged our ingredients into Soap Calc, double checked our values, and moved on to the testing stage.

The Creation

Everything was set.  The lye solution was cooling.  The beeswax, butters, and oils were melted.  We were just waiting on the green light (temperatures).  The excitement was thick in the air.

Finally, the time had arrived.  The soaping procedure was normal.  Really, the only changes were: honey was added at light trace, and the bee pollen at trace.  This was easy!

The soap batter was beautiful- thick, creamy and smelled divine.  There was no denying it; you could just envision how great these bars were going to turn out after cure.  Seeing this gorgeous masterpiece coming together was intoxicating.  The anticipation of molding this batter was building, and we couldn’t wait to get started.

Since Nectarine and Honey fragrance oil naturally discolors to a creamy peach and the addition of bee pollen powder will add somewhat of a yellow hue, we thought this final color would be perfect.  So, really the only thing we wanted to accomplish was a heaped loaf with peaks.  Easy, right?

Yes, it was… so easy!  The batter was poured and heaped through the center of the mold.  We felt like Pablo Picasso working on a yet to be viral masterpiece.  Everything was going as planned.  Once we started peaking with a spatula, it was perfection in its finest hour.  Each peak held to the spatula and gracefully formed the most breath-taking, stunning crests.  The playful batter was alluring, begging for more peaks, and we did just that.  We peaked and played until it was perfect.  The soap batter was not only enchanting, but also captivating visually.  It was quite possible that we may have just stumbled upon a divine soap recipe- one to go down through the ages. 

After waiting the 24 hours to remove the soap from the mold, it was almost too much to handle.  We couldn’t wait to get these beauties out and cut; let alone the rest of the cure time.  But, we did- that’s soaping 101; it comes with the territory.

Finally- the Cure is Over

The first day that the soap was finished, we couldn’t wait to give it a try.  The bars were angelic.  The color was flawless, the bars were nice and hard, the scent retention was amazing!  We just had to try them out.  To the sink we went, and this is where our demise met us.

We soaped, and we were heartbroken.  Although everything seemed to be perfect throughout this whole process, our soap bars were crumbly.  Too crumbly!  We were defeated, and it was the beeswax that was the culprit.  The same ingredient that memorized us with its playful nature in the soap batter was now our arch enemy in the final product.  We felt as though we were victims to the sirens of the soaping world.  Back to the drawing board.

Analysis

After reviewing our notes and recipe, we found that the percentage of beeswax we used in the original recipe was too high (10%).  Investigating further, we found that the normal usage rate for this ingredient was a mere 1-2%.  Yikes!

honey soap

This is a finished and cured bar of Royal Honey Bee Soap by Natures Garden.

We did recalculate and remake the Royal Honey Bee Soap Recipe.  However, this time we decided to leave out the beeswax.  The bars were still gorgeous, soothing, and the scent retention was phenomenal.  After using it our skin did feel soft, supple, and nourished.  The honey added an extravagant element of luscious royalty.  The soap bars were still a win even without the beeswax.

In hind sight- we will try again to create a soap recipe that includes beeswax just not at 10%.  Sometimes, the most memorable lessons in life are the ones that you have to see for yourself- even if they result in less than desirable outcomes.